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May 17, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Despite seeing her team trailing by three runs late in its opening round state tournament game on Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Livingston softball coach Erin Lanigan implored her squad to not give up. "We just kept telling ourselves that they weren't out of the fight and that ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents who are not registered to vote are reminded that they have until Tuesday, May 17 to register in time to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7. "We encourage all eligible residents to register to vote. Registered Democrats and ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Each year, since 2009, Keller Williams (KW), from the US and Canada to their family abroad, participates in RED Day, a day to "renew, energize, and donate" -- giving back to the communities they serve. KW Premier Properties RED Day initiative was called "Project Hope" with a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ– Reaching her 100th career point, senior captain Gianna Ciccimarra has had an outstanding lacrosse season. Ciccimarra has tallied 37 goals and 15 assists from this season alone. In the recent 13-5 victory against Pope John, Ciccimarra had five of those goals and an assist, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Highlander Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams competed in the Union County Conference Championships at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights on Thursday May 12 and Friday May 13. The Boys Mountain Division team placed second overall. Highlights of the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Junior Aidan Linde scored five goals with two assists -- including his 100th career point -- in Gov. Livingston's boys lacrosse 19-4 rout over Union Catholic on Saturday at home.  Steven Manfreda collected three goals and an assist, Brett Peer added two goals and five ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy. While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality ...

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Branch Out Offices announce the opening of a modern co-working space in Mountainside, NJ. This unique workplace for medium and small-sized businesses, local professionals and solopreneurs offers state-of-the-art amenities in a flexible, affordable work environment. Branch Out Offices is ...

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Editor's note: Article written and submitted by the Berkeley Heights Public School District BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - At the April 28, 2022 Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting, members voted to approve the adoption of the K-5 Mathematics Program, Big Ideas Math: Modeling Real Life (Cengage ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — The entire senior contingent came through with a stellar effort on Tuesday to help Gov. Livingston forge a key conference triumph and helped the club halt a three-game winless streak. Dan Bass tossed six strong innings, Andrew Wilson was 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After making the Union County softball championship game in 2021, this year’s Highlanders team found it very easy to set their goal for the season. From the first day of spring training the focus was on a return trip to the county finals. After a 15-5 victory on Tuesday, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Governor Livingston hosted its first Culture Walk April 21, featuring live music, cultural foods and desserts, and information on different cultures celebrated by the students who attend the school. The sidewalk in front of the school was lined with tables that were run by ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - The Gov. Livingston boys 4 X 100 M Relay team broke a 9-year-old school record at last week's Union County Relays at Kehler Field in Westfield. The record-breaking team of juniors Alex Micca and Jared Lee and seniors Brice Facey and Kyle Savino placed fifth at the UCT Relays in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Four players from the Gov. Livingston High School baseball program were the subjects of a combined ceremony Tuesday morning to sign their college letters of intent at the school. Outfielder/pitcher Michael Labisi will attend and play baseball at Penn State ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Junior Aidan Linde fueled the offense with seven goals and four assists while sophomore Brett Peer fired in six goals when the Gov. Livingston boys’ lacrosse team rallied from a five-goal halftime deficit and stormed to a 15-12 victory over Dayton on Monday evening. It was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Since suffering a loss in the first round of the Union County Tournament on April 30, the Gov. Livingston High girls lacrosse team has rebounded nicely. The Highlanders have won two straight, including a thrilling 9-8 decision over a very good River Dell team on May 2 and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Gritty goalie, Charlie Gilpin (#77), of the Gov. Livingston varsity boys' lacrosse team has used his defensive talent and quick hand speed to succeed in the goal this season. Gilpin has had an exceptional season putting his techniques as goalie to test -- tallying 297 saves ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Mountainside Restoration Committee, Inc. has partnered with CARS, Inc. to raise funds by collecting unwanted vehicles. Anyone with unwanted cars, trucks, RVs, motorbikes, trailers, heavy equipment, etc. should consider donating to help the Mountainside Restoration Committee.

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - On Wednesday night the Gov. Livingston High softball team not only won for the ninth time in its last 11 games but took time to honor the two players that will soon be graduating the Berkeley Heights school. Seniors Lauren Kiesewetter and Tara Lake took center stage for the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Starting Wednesday all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will no longer be providing single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice products. Often called the “Bag Ban” by state officials and local governments, the ban ...

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GARWOOD, NJ — Jill Pall knows the importance of CPR. Not long ago, it saved her life. In June, Pall joined friends at the dog park at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside for a planned afternoon “Littles Luau” for their dogs. “My friend had gotten a Hawaiian shirt for her dog,” said Pall, who lives ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - FACT - Families & Community Together, is a CMO [Care Management Organization] that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Gov. Livingston boys’ lacrosse team made a bold statement today and in the process was able to avenge its most lopsided loss this spring. Brett Peer returned after missing a game with an injury and fired in three goals, Aidan Linde had a goal and two assists and Charlie Gilpin ...

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Editor's Note: Player stats will be updated upon receipt to TAPinto. BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston boys’ lacrosse team will get another chance to avenge its last meeting against Johnson. Eighth-seeded Gov. Livingston (5-7) earned its third victory in its past four four games on ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Early one morning senior Holliday Woodard was sitting in math class when she heard her name over the loudspeaker. There was an announcement that Woodard had been awarded Student of the Month. While the entire class erupted into cheers, Woodard said, “I had no idea what was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thursday night, the board of education passed a $59.8 million budget for the 2022-2023 school year school. The budget is approximately $2.6 million higher than the 2021-222 budget and is $84,000 more than the tentative budget introduced in March.  The owner of the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Flower boxes were planted in Mountainside in support of Ukraine representing the colors of the Ukrainian flag. They are located along Mountain Avenue in Mountainside situated on both sides of the main thoroughfare, in front of business in town.  Volunteer group, “Beautiful ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mountainside Borough was the recipient of $40,000 for road work-resurfacing of Fernwood Road and Fox Trail as part of the 2022 Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid grant program. Union County Board of County Commissioners awarded a total of $1,500,000 on Thursday to the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Running the show last week for the Gov. Livingston Girls Softball team junior player, Elise Faxon #27, was a standout behind the plate. Faxon had an exceptional week along with her teammates, giving them the win against Cranford for the first time in five seasons. Faxon had ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — There was drama on the hill on Wednesday and Michael Labisi delivered the crowning moment. The senior came through with a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh to as Gov. Livingston rallied to forge a 10-9 victory over Union. The Highlanders, who dropped a 9-4 decision ...

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