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January 23, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As the federal government shutdown drags on, Embassy Suites By Hilton Berkeley Heights would like to extend complimentary breakfast to Federal workers who are furloughed due to the shutdown beginning immediately.  Workers are to show valid ID at the front desk to get a ...

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After finishing the final episode of a TV series, it can be hard to find something to look forward to. Especially in this binge-watching era, when you can watch an entire series in a day. This condition has been dubbed Post-Series Depression. The cure, according to many production companies, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Governor Livingston Girls Fencing team defeated Montclair Kimberley Academy on January 17 by a score of 22-5 at the Lilov Fencing Academy in Cedar Grove. GL’s success was made possible through the combined efforts of veteran fencers and underclassmen. The meet started off ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents. “This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while ...

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Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots. Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than ...

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    MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ –  Building on the successes of their previous years’ well-received themed events, volunteers at Mountainside’s historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House plan a Downton Abbey Cocktail Party. Scheduled for 7:00-9:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, (snow date 2/23), at Mountainside’s ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ  –  The Mountainside Restoration Committee, Inc. partners with CARS, Inc. to fund raise by collecting donations of unwanted vehicles. Mountainside Mayor, Paul Mirabelli, recently donated his car to the program. He stated that the “process was effortless and saved him a bunch in not ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Imagine this: you are Jefferson Davis, leader of the confederate America during the civil war. You and your entire team try to stop the north from taking away your given right of slaves, by building up your army, and attacking all of the north’s main cities, taking over more ...

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Recycle Coach App, Homelessness Initiative, Summer Events among Topics Discussed at First Union County Freeholders Meeting of 2019 UNION COUNTY, NJ – All 21 municipalities in the county have submitted information to a cell phone application that tells homeowners when to take out the recycling, ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - The Gov. Livingston girls sprint medley relay team became NJSIAA Group 2 relay state champions Friday by taking first place at an event in Toms River. The team, composed of sophomore Caroline Mondelli [ran the 400 leg], junior Alex Cassu and sophomore Samantha Erickson [ran 200 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Fortune-telling isn’t just for the Halloween season. One of the most universally practiced forms of fortune-telling and future forecasting is tarot. Tarot consists of a deck of cards, all with different meanings, that are placed in specific formations in order to “predict” ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -  According to the Union County weather alert issued Sunday evening, temperatures will plummet through tonight well below freezing creating slippery conditions. As these temperatures fall, plenty of residual moisture and leftover standing water on area roads will freeze, or remain ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Gov. Livingston senior wrestler Damon Ippolito, seeded third, pinned top-seeded Griffin Keats of Rahway at 1:57 to take the heavy weight crown at the UCT in Union last Saturday. Additionally, Ippolito was named the Outstanding Wrestler in the upper weights. For winning ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artwork from the Art from the HEART fine arts program on display at the Freeholders Gallery now until February 14. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours ...

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Come out and play some fun filled rounds of bingo on Saturdays starting 1/19-2/9!  Sweet treats and beverages will be provided!  Prizes will be awarded to winners of each round!  We hope to see people of all ages and the cost is FREE! Starts at 12:00 Noon in the Mountainside Community Room. RSVP: ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Every school needs great teachers because teachers shape the education and future of their students. They are essential to growing and developing young minds. So what makes a good teacher? Many students believe that good teachers create balanced and fair gradebooks. Some ...

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Most of the time, parents don’t understand the phrases that their kids are using to communicate with their friends; it all sounds like a made-up language. Here are some of the most popular phrases that are being used, along with definitions and how to use the words: Bet - For sure. -“You ...

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WESTFIELD and NATIONAL -- Trader Joe’s, the popular supermarket featuring organic, vegan and everyday items -- and "Two-Buck Chuck" wines -- has released its 10th annual Customer Choice Awards, a list of favorite products by category.  Overall, the top entree was Mandarin Orange Chicken, ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the ...

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Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival. Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire. Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home. Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley ...

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In Union County, the 2018 Point-in-Time Count Found 459 Homeless Persons ELIZABETH, NJ – With the proposed addition of a shelter to the roster of places the homeless can go during freezing temperatures, Union County government is looking out for its homeless population. The “Code Blue ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Varsity Cheerleading Squad attended and placed first in its first competition of its winter season on Saturday, Jan. 12. The sixteen member team, including four alternates, attended the competition at Hackensack High School where teams from all around ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs. The flagship District Office will be ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Governor Livingston girls swim team celebrated Senior Night with a win against Union at home on Thursday night, taking first place in all events and running up a score of 121-48. The highlight of the evening came during the break, when each graduating senior walked down the ...

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A recent film released to theaters this holiday season is the remake of the classic Dr. Seuss story, The Grinch. The original storybook was published in 1957. The Grinch was released as a 26 minute long animated short in 1966. This is a classic for all Christmas lovers and will warm your heart with ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In December, members of the Governor Livingston Student Council hosted their annual Semi Formal known as the “Snow Ball” in the GL cafeteria. Members of the Student Council host the event, and all money collected goes towards charity. This year, proceeds went to the Amanda ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Many Gov. Livingston students have hidden talents, whether in music, visual arts, sports, or other areas. Among these talented teenagers is Yuki Schwab, a senior at Governor Livingston, whose piano ability has taken her as far as Carnegie Hall. As Grand Prix winner of the ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – Gov. Livingston was unable to put together another comeback on the ice Wednesday evening at Warinanco Rink. After rallying to defeat Scotch Plains Fanwood, 3-1, in the first round of the Union County Tournament on Monday, the third-seeded Highlanders found this deficit ...

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