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May 12, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.  In Union County, the price at the pump has hit ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The college application process for art students is often an unknown struggle. Cramped hands and pencil smudged wrists from hours of drawing, days spent perfecting an audition tape, these are the struggles students who are pursuing the arts face in an effort to create the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The pandemic didn't deter Terrana Orthodontics from opening his practice in New Providence last fall.  TAPinto talked with Dr. Anthony Terrana about opening in the middle of a pandemic. He also talked about the latest technology used to reduce treatment time.   Terrana ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania. The driver, described as a white male with a beard, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Members of Governor Livingston High School’s Interact Club participated in separating dry goods, varying from hygiene products to foods, at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside on May 8.  Some students packed rice and pasta into smaller bags, which would be ...

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Have you always wondered how Mother's Day got started?  It seems as though Mother's Day should have been the first-ever holiday, no? Watch this short video and get the real story.  Happy Mom's Day!

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Kate Granelli has been one of the highlights in the underclass surge of talent for the Gov. Livingston softball team this spring. The talented sophomore, who leads the team with 17 hits, made her presence in the lineup known in her varsity debut for the Lady Highlanders. In ...

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NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing. Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden. “There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims. Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, then ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Jason House had a game-high three goals, Steven Manfreda scored twice and Brett Peer added a goal and two assists to lift the Gov. Livingston High boys lacrosse team to a 7-6 victory over Jonathan Dayton on Wednesday afternoon in Berkeley Heights. The win was the third ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After studying about the Rwandan genocide in their World History classes, the Project Connect students at Governor Livingston participated in a roundtable discussion with Rwandan genocide survivor Kizito Kalima on March 17. Kalima spoke to students and staff about the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The first person from Elizabeth has been awarded the School Nurse of the year by Union County School Nurses Association (UCSNA).  Marie Verdon Noonan has worked as a registered nurse with the Elizabeth Board of Education for the last 18 years, but her job has not been easy with ...

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NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a NJ based ...

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NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May. The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When the 46th President of the United States, starts most of his mornings by arguing with his wife on who can use the Peloton… it is evident that these stationary bikes are having a large impact across the country.  In homes where time and space are limited, but the drive ...

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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 - Madison Rowohlt, the latest addition to the Governor Livingston High School staff, has officially started her role as the new Student Assistance Counselor (SAC) after the retirement of Bob Segear. She is eager and ready to join the community, hoping to bring her own strengths ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -  Human rights leader Janice Caren Lilien, age 71, died peacefully in her home on May 3 after a long battle with lymphoma. She was a very active citizen of Union County, holding multiple leadership roles with human service organizations, according to her obituary posted by The ...

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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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Katherine Zhou is currently a sophomore at Governor Livingston High School. Zhou is a guest writer for “The Highlander”. She is a member of many science clubs at school, including the Science Team. Zhou plays the violin in the orchestra, but she is also part of the New Jersey Youth Symphony outside ...

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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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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut. You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” ...

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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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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Traditionally, jobs can be a great way for students to experience customer service, socialize with other co-workers, and earn money. However, essential workers have been put at a larger risk for COVID-19, even with the additional precautions put in by employers.  Despite the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County is ending its contract to house federal immigration detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials announced. The move to eliminate ICE detainees from the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark came after it entered into a Memorandum of ...

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Rebranding defines company's position as leading senior living provider As a part of its long-term growth and business strategy, Erickson Living, manager of Lantern Hill in New Providence, New Jersey, today unveiled its plan to evolve its brand identity and change the company's name to Erickson ...

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