Mountainside Top Stories

May 5, 2021

Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It took a conversation between a coach and his senior offensive leader that may have shifted the outlook for the Highlander boys lacrosse team. After a hard fought loss against Cranford, Coach Michael Provenzano told senior attackman Jason House to step up his intensity ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Jack Pires continued his stellar season on Monday for the Gov. Livingston baseball. The talented senior ignited the offense again as he went 4-for-5 with a double and finished with two RBI, two runs and four steals to help the Highlanders forge a 13-6 victory over Johnson ...

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"Timothy Ryan had an ideal upbringing. He was born into a loving family, had many friends, grew up in a nice neighborhood (Berkeley Heights), and received a good education. Still, none of that was enough to prevent him from falling into the clutches of addiction." BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Timothy ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Sophomore Aidan Linde is one of the underclassmen that Gov. Livingston High boys lacrosse head coach Michael Provenzano brought up to the varsity level this season. And Linde came through with his biggest goal to date, scoring less than four minutes into overtime to lift ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Motor Vehicle Commission's Springfield Agency is planning to move out of its present location on Center Street into a new space on Route 22. Springfield Township Administrator John Bussiculo made the announcement during his report at this week's Township Committee meeting, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - While the Gov. Livingston High girls lacrosse team fell just short against Cranford on Wednesday afternoon, head coach Chloe Griffin was heartened by their second-half ability in an 11-9 loss at home in Berkeley Heights. "We came out really flat and a little slow in the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — The season is still in its early stages, and so is the building process for the Gov. Livingston baseball team. It’s a mostly underclass and inexperienced squad that is taking the diamond each game and coach Chris Roof acknowledges that the Highlanders have many things to learn ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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Resurfacing Roads in Mountainside. Drainage improvements in Berkeley Heights. A detention basin in Elizabeth. ADA Improvements at the Municipal Complex in Roselle Park.  Repaving on numerous roads. These are some of the projects that this year’s Union County Commissioners Infrastructure Grant ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston High girls lacrosse team played well on Saturday afternoon against visiting Mount St. Dominic but just didn't get the desired outcome. The Caldwell-based school left Berkeley Heights with a 7-5 victory as Gov. Livingston suffered defeat for the first ...

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Editor's Note: Photo credits -- Dina Linde, senior day gallery; Jeff Chin, game gallery BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Less than 24 hours after suffering a hard-fought loss, the Gov. Livingston High boys lacrosse team tasted victory for the first time this season when the Highlanders posted a 6-5 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — John Schmidt was impressive in his first varsity start and got plenty of support with a seven-run third inning to help Gov. Livingston forge a 10-5 victory over Summit on Friday. Schmidt, a sophomore, threw 78 pitches over 4 ⅔ innings and struck out eight while walking one to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - For those who enjoy writing, it can be even more fun when you share the interest with others, as Dick Byrnes has found. A published author, he helped start a writer’s group when he moved to Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living-managed community in New Providence. Dick’s book, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Despite her obvious bunting skills Tara Lake got the green light when she stepped to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday. The junior first baseman, who successfully laid down a pair of sacrifice bunts previously in the game, rocketed a shot to deep ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed bill A5405, which will direct $10 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. This funding will be distributed to seven New ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Tuesday, April 20, students in the Interact Club participated in making sandwiches for the Market Street Mission. This year the students made over 1,300 sandwiches to be donated. The Market Street Mission is an organization that collects donations varying from clothing ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Mountainside Restoration Committee will hold its annual Spring Geranium and Plant sale on Thursday through Sunday, April 29, 30 & May 1, 2 from 9am to 4pm. The sale will be held outdoors at the Historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House located on Constitution Plaza adjacent ...

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Defense: the act or action of defending (Miriam-Webster Dictionary) BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — That simple definition is one that should be applied immediately as the Gov. Livingston girls’ lacrosse team finds itself on the eve of the 2021 Spring campaign. “We feel fortunate that we have a solid ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Division on Aging is offering in home-Covid-19 Vaccines for residents of Union County who are homebound elderly and/or disabled to those who qualify.  The registered nurses at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ will be administering many of these vaccines in ...

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UNION, NJ - The New Providence and Gov. Livingston High wrestling squads were each represented as the individual portion of the 2021 wrestling season began this past weekend at four sites across the state. While the traditional sequence of 'Districts-Regions-State Tournament' wasn't followed ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card and are not sure how you can get a copy to show proof that you have received the vaccine? The Burlington County Health Department is advising New Jersey residents on how to obtain a copy of the card through the New Jersey Department of ...

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Come train with the Girls Soccer Champions when they host a free clinic on Saturday, May 1 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Mountainside Borough Hall. Some Mountainside moms have come together as the participation numbers in girls' youth soccer is not what it once was. "We also are seeing a disparity ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2020-21 members of the Junior Board of the Overlook Foundation are hosting a panel discussion on Teen Mental Health in Our Community in support of Pediatric Mental Health at Overlook on Thursday, April 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Griffin Faecher, a junior at ...

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NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing. Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - GL Unfiltered, the high school-based organization of BH Unfiltered, hosted a virtual event February 21, called Breaking the Barriers, in which students and faculty heard an honest conversation about the school’s culture, personal development, and support systems. There ...

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