Mountainside Top Stories

December 14, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Governor Livingston recently hosted the annual STEM League competition with schools from around the state in attendance. In teams of five, students worked together to solve a challenging real world problem by applying science, technology, engineering, and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The last time Gov. Livingston head coach Chris Loeffler walked off the court he had just painfully watched Chatham’s Jack Rooney hit a game winning 17-foot jumper  with two seconds left in the game to hand his Highlanders a 43-41 state playoff loss. As difficult as it was to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - The Gov. Livingston swim teams faced a tough Westfield team at an away meet on Tuesday, losing to the state's number 10 ranked girls and boys teams with a final score of 112-58 and 110-60, respectively. The team looks forward to facing rival New Providence at home on Thursday, ...

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The Berkeley Heights PAL travel wrestling team opened their 2018-19 season with a trip to the prestigious “Blue Wave Icebreaker Open” tourney on Long Island. This event not only featured town travel teams but also wrestlers from some of the top club teams in New York and New Jersey. Despite this ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Governor Livingston Hockey defeated Watchung Hills on Saturday, December 8, by a score of 4-0. Behind Shane Cook’s first varsity start in net and Zach Miller’s two goals, GL was able to end its three game skid and get back in the win column. GL started slow but was able to ...

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Hundreds of children of all ages enjoyed a weekend of holiday cheer, hosted by volunteers from the Mountainside Restoration Committee. The annual Gingerbread Open House began Saturday evening with a wine and cheese party for the adult members of the community at the Levi Cory House. The “newest” ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS— The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) presents a concert featuring the CAFÉ Choir on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Chatham United Methodist Church located at 460 Main Street in Chatham. The concert is free and open to the public. Under the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – It’s been three weeks since the Governor Livingston Girls Soccer Team won the NJSIAA Group 2 championship, but the awards and accolades keep coming. On Thursday, Dec. 6, each member of the team received two NJSIAA certificates – one for wining the sectional championships, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – When Mountainside resident Jeane Parker was asked to represent her town on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education six years ago, she said “I had no idea what I was getting into.” Then she attended her first meeting with the board. She said, “I was so intimidated … I came out ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Michael Bange, Manager of Field Operations at New Jersey American Water, came to the Tuesday, Dec. 4 council work session to request a road opening permit on Pembrook Road. The water company plans to replace the 72-year old water main. The current six inch diameter pipe is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Mike Roof was like an experienced skipper this fall, craftily piloting and navigating the Gov. Livingston girls’ soccer team through a winding campaign that the Lady Highlanders will long remember. The season was capped when senior Catalina Abusada struck with just over a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. "Since 2004, the Donate Life ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Councilwoman Rachel Pater is spearheading a new program to assist veterans, elderly and disabled borough residents. She introduced the idea of the “snowbuddy” program at the Tuesday, Dec. 4 council work session. The idea is to pair two volunteers to shovel snow at the home of ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The success of the 2018 Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band was celebrated at Tuesday’s meeting of the Township Council. Mayor Robert Woodruff acknowledged and honored marching band members sitting in the council chambers before he presented a proclamation ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – There are “no magic bullets” to fix Mountainside’s traffic woes, said Joe Fishinger of NV5, the company that conducted the traffic study on the busy borough intersections. Fishinger provided findings of his draft traffic study at the Tuesday, Dec. 4 council working session. The ...

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WARREN, NJ - Despite suffering a 97-73 loss to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in the season home opener, Head Coach David Closs expressed great pleasure with GL boys swimming Tuesday evening. It’s a brand new team in many ways, yet the men put a good show on against this highly ranked (top ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Governor Livingston Girls swim team had a challenge right out of the gate when they faced powerhouse Scotch Plains in their first meet of the season. Despite coming up short, with a final score of 71-99, the team scored first place finishes in more than half of the individual ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Doug Reinstein, President of the Berkeley Heights Board of Education, has announced that the Board will be seeking input from the community as it embarks on a search for a new Berkeley Heights Superintendent of Schools. “As you may be aware, the Berkeley Heights Board of ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – The three-game sample has displayed encouraging spots for the Gov. Livingston hockey team. Senior forward Ryan Erickson scored, and classmate Nick Papa turned in another strong performance in making 30 saves, but the Highlanders were doomed by a late power play goal and ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Hundreds of children, their parents, grandparents and friends gathered outside of Borough Hall on Saturday in anticipation of the official start of the holiday season at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting.  To pass the time before the big countdown and caroling, members of the ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Santa and his elves arrived in Berkeley Heights in a wagon drawn by two huge horses on Saturday morning, much to the delight of the children and parents waiting in the parking lot of Town Hall. Members of a band made up by Governor Livingston High School musicians ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Olivia Tang, a senior at Governor Livingston High School, has been drawing for as long as she can remember. Originally she only saw art as a hobby or something she could do for fun, but now art is a talent she pursues. Recently, Tang had the opportunity to paint multiple pictures ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With practices well under way for the upcoming high school swim season, Gov. Livingston's girls swim team is gearing up for the challenge of rebuilding itself after the loss of a large graduating class last year.  The team, which won the New Jersey Public C section title the ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The GL Hilltop Players’ production of ‘Little Women' includes a play within a play that features some funny and purposely over-dramatic acting, along with some singing, a few tears, lots of laughter and a glimpse of life during the Civil War era.  From the opening ...

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UNION, NJ - Scotch Plains believed they had a commanding 2-0 lead over the GL hockey team on Sunday night after the first quarter, but freshman Matt Darata had other ideas. GL defeated Scotch Plains in the season opener on Sunday, November 25 by a score of 3-2. In a scrappy game, the Highlanders ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- The spirit of the holidays, present and past, will be celebrated during the Gingerbread Open Houses at Mountainside’s Levi Cory House and Hetfield House the weekend of December 8-9. On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Levi Cory House will be open for adults for a Grand Opening Wine & ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The combination of a strong senior class and a year of experience playing in one of the toughest divisions in the state has contributed to positive vibes for the Governor Livingston Highlanders ice hockey team as the 2018-2019 season gets underway. Despite last year’s ...

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Photo credits: Tom Horak NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Highlander football team capped off their most successful season in a decade as they overpowered the New Providence Pioneers in the 2nd half for a 28-17 Thanksgiving Day victory. Freezing temperatures may have limited the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Linda Tribuna, of Berkeley Heights, unveiled the new name of her gift store, formerly TMC's Boutique, at a ribbon cutting ceremony in New Providence last week. As soon as Mayor Al Morgan cut the Grand Re-opening ceremonial ribbon, balloons were lifted to unveil the new name, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - While the vast majority of us shared Thanksgiving Day with family and friends feasting around the table and reciting our thankful blessings -- for many, the world kept on turning and didn't break for the holiday. ​​​​​ The team of employees at NJ Sharing Network work around ...

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