Mountainside Top Stories

October 16, 2018

When students in Berkeley Heights hear the phone ring on an early winter morning, they immediately wait to hear a voice on the other end declaring a “Snow Day”. For as long as students can remember, this voice has belonged to Berkeley Heights Superintendent Judith Rattner. As Superintendent, ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Incumbent Robert Messler (R) and newly appointed councilwoman Rachel Pater (R), faced off with the two Democratic Candidates for Mountainside Borough Council, Anjali Mehtrotra and Ileana Montes, at the debate facilitated by the League of Women Voters on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Borough ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston football team celebrated Senior Day in style with a convincing 28-12 win over neighboring Scotch Plains-Fanwood Saturday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. It was the Gov. Livingston seniors who fittingly led the way as the Highlanders' win kept their quest ...

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“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” Roger Miller   It might have been raining in Mountainside (again), but like Mayor Paul Mirabelli said in his opening statement at the Borough’s annual Cop Trot, “The sun is still shining on Mountainside.”  More than 100 runners completed ...

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UNION, NJ - Governor Livingston Girls Volleyball  defeated Union High School, a UCC volleyball powerhouse, 2-1, on Wednesday in front of the home crowd. After losing to them earlier in the season, the girls were pumped up for a challenge.   Union competes in in the higher section of the Union ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Highlander football team will honor 21 senior players and their families prior to a critical face off with the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders on Saturday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. The Senior Day ceremony will begin half hour before the slated 1:30 ...

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ELIZABETH – Allie Sciacchitano found herself with a marvelous scoring opportunity with the second half clock ticking away, and the junior didn’t waste the chance. Sciacchitano delivered the decisive goal when she scored from 20 yards into the upper left-hand corner to give ninth-seeded Gov.

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The weekend of October 20-21 marks Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend event. Each year, Union County celebrates its important place in history by featuring many historic sites throughout the County. The historic Hetfield House will be open for visitors on Saturday, Oct.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Teachers and members of the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA) held a rally in front of Columbia Middle School early this evening, prior to a mediation session. The Negotiation committees for the BHEA and Board of Education were to meet tonight at the school.  ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco is celebrating 50 years and is giving back by donating $500 to a nonprofit or charity based on the desire of its customers, friends and interested parties. Valairco will be donating to four different charities or nonprofits approximately every three months during their ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After an exciting come from behind win against Linden in the Preliminary round of the Union County Tournament, 10th seeded Gov. Livingston fell to seventh seeded Roselle, 1-0, in the first round on Tuesday in Roselle. Recap of Saturday's UCT Preliminary Round GL Beats ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Senior captain Bella Sottosanti led the Gov. Livingston volleyball team with 11 assists when the Lady Highlanders recently edged past the Hilltoppers of Summit in a nail-biting two set victory (27-25, 25-21). In the three set battle against Rahway, she had a double-double ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Grand Opening celebration of Arbor Terrace Mountainside not only met expectations, it exceeded most people's. It drew hundreds of people – including Mayor Paul Mirabelli, members of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, Arbor Terrace “home office” executives, and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School Girls Volleyball began its second month of the season with an impressive win over Summit. GL defeated Summit in two neck-and-neck sets on Tuesday to improve its record to 4-3. The Summit Hilltoppers have proved to be serious competition in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS - The level to which the Gov. Livingston girls’ soccer team elevated its play on Thursday was impressive, even if the result was not what was desired. “We played our best game of the year by far,” Highlanders’ coach Mike Roof said. “I thought we carried much of the play for long ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) personally delivered a $297,673 grant from the Department of Justice Congressman office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to Berkeley Heights on Thursday afternoon.The grant will fund training of staff and students on security ...

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  MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – An Irvington man has been charged in connection with several motor vehicle burglaries that happened in the borough on Sept. 8 and Sept. 11.  According to a release from Mountainside Acting Police Chief Lt. Joseph Giannuzzi, Jonathan Joseph, 24, was arrested by Woodbridge ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mayor Paul Mirabelli announced a busy mid-October weekend with multiple community events taking place on Oct. 12-13 at the Tuesday, Oct. 2 Borough Council work session. The fall Pickleball tournament is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12 at the Mountainside tennis courts. The ...

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United together in the fight against bullying...Don't just teach kindness...Be kindness. ~ Mallory's Army Foundation NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dianne Grossman spoke to nearly 100 parents and educators that filled the conference room at New Jersey Sharing Network last Thursday to educate them and take ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Gov. Livingston bounced back from Saturday's 2OT loss to Dayton with a 3-0 shutout over Linden at Tiger Stadium on Tuesday. The boys started strong and controlled much of the early going. They reaped their reward when Ethan Proper scored on a breakaway with a great finish, going ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Sophomore Samantha Erickson has been increasingly called upon to make things happen in the attack for the Gov. Livingston girls’ soccer team. It may seem a daunting challenge, but the sophomore has responded. Erickson delivered the initial goal in the first half before ...

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The League of Women Voters of of Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit announces the launch of the nonpartisan election resource www.vote411.org. This “one-stop-shop” for election information provides simple, helpful tools to help New Jersey voters navigate the voting process this ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston boys soccer team lost a heartbreaker to John Dayton High School on Saturday, September 29th, falling 2-1 in overtime. Despite an early Justin Ladzinski goal, Coach Bruno Somma’s team struggled to produce offense for the rest of the game. Early in ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Governor Livingston Boys and Girls Cross Country teams competed at the Garret Invitational meet on Saturday, September 29 in the historic Woodland Park. The Garret Invitational offered a range of divisions for each gender to compete in, including freshman, sophomore, junior ...

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Editor's note: Photo credits John Haddad  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - While a tie is never a desired result, Saturday night's scoreless field hockey match-up between Governor Livingston and Scotch Plains-Fanwood had the feeling of a victory nonetheless to Lady Highlanders' head coach Gina ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - There are four candidates running for the upcoming November 6 election for Mountainside Borough Council. The Borough Council candidates are incumbent Robert Messler (R) and newly appointed to the council Rachel Pater (R) and newcomers Anjali Mehrotra (D) and Illeana Montes ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – About 100 members of the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA) walked into the school board meeting Thursday, Sept. 27 to support Pam Wilczynski, president of the BHEA. She urged the board to negotiate in good faith and settle its contract with the BHEA. The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - If you watched Gov. Livingston tailback Jayson Schmidt rip off chunks of yardage during the Highlanders preseason scrimmages, you knew that it would be just a matter of time before the talented sophomore would put up some big numbers in an upcoming regular season game. After ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –  The Board Of Education has appointed Dr. Richard Noonan to the position of Interim Superintendent of Schools in the Berkeley Heights School District effective October 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.  Doug Reinstein, president of the Berkeley Heights Board of Education, ...

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UNION, NJ - The Highlanders traveled to the Conference-leading Union High School to take on the undefeated Farmers.  The highly rated Union team dominated the early possession but Coach Somma had his squad well drilled and they were able to keep the score at 0-0 through the first half.  Early ...

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