Victoria Vanriele Named Gatorade NJ Girls Track & Field Player of the Year

June 24, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School’s Victoria Vanriele was named Gatorade New Jersey Girls Track & Field Player of the Year, which recognizes "the most outstanding high school athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character."

The first to be chosen from Governor Livingston, Vanriele, a sophomore, won her ...

Gov. Livingston Graduates Class of 2018, Highest Achieving Class in School History (Video slideshow included)

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Pride and tradition stood tall up on "The Hill" as 278 members of the Gov. Livingston class of 2018 filed onto Frey Field for the 58th annual commencement ceremony Tuesday evening.  

The class of 2018 had a beautiful, but hot, evening for graduation. As family and friends filled the field and bleachers, the sun was setting ...

Madison Resident Awarded Children's 'Book of The Year' for Second Time

MADISON, NJ - Madison resident and author, Trish Lisa Wilson, is the recipient of Creative Child’s Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year Award, a repeat honor. Wilson’s work, A Penny For Piggy: A Tale of Save, Spend, Share was also honored by the publication in 2014. The book was reviewed by parents and educators and received the highest accolade in two categories, specifically, ...

Westfield High School Sophomore Dies; Counselors on Hand at School

WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

“Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death of Carthoris ‘Carter’ Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High ...

Gov. Livingston Class of 2018 Celebrates Senior Prom Night!

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Glitz and glamour filled the air as Gov. Livingston High School held its annual Senior Prom at Mayfair Farms in West Orange last Friday, June 8.  

We asked readers to send their photos. Click on the photos to see these young men and women dressed to the nines for the event of the season.

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Performing Arts School Recognizes Graduating Seniors

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) recognized 15 graduating seniors on Monday evening for Senior Night at the Performing Arts School (PAS) located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights.

Eight students performed for the event: Katherine Buchan of Summit, who has been studying flute at PAS for 13 years and will attend Carnegie Mellon University; Bridget ...

VIDEO: Berkeley Heights School Board Honors Students for Academic and Athletic Achievements

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – More than 100 students received recognition for their academic, artistic, and athletic achievements at the annual “Honoring Outstanding Students” event.

Among those honored were Student Representatives to the Board of Education, senior James Pitingolo, who has served two years, and Junior Mikayla Sanchez. Sanchez was not at the event. 

The ...

Governor Livingston High School Takes Lead Role in Community Alcohol Awareness Campaign to Save Lives

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Over the next few weeks the Berkeley Heights and Mountainside communities will be seeing "Parents Who Host, Lose the Most" signs and banners around town. The program is to raise public awareness and educate parents and their children about the health, safety and legal risks of serving alcohol at teen parties.

Governor Livingston High School Student Assistance ...

District Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Ann Clifton to Stay in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Ann Clifton, the director of health, physical education and athletics will stay in the Berkeley Heights School District. The Board of Education voted to rescind the acceptance of her resignation at the June 7 meeting.

The board had accepted Clifton’s resignation from her position at the May 10 meeting.

Twelve days later, on May 22, a report in The Citizen ...

Gov. Livingston Students Learn that Results of Bad Decisions Can be Fatal; 'One stupid move has ended my life'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Every two years, since 2007, Gov. Livingston High School's TREND club coordinates the "Days of Realization" program to challenge students to think about the consequences of driving while impaired or distracted and its devastating effects so they will make responsible mature decisions when lives are involved.

According to the Center for ...

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Local at-risk youth celebrate year of achievements at Community Access Unlimited

June 23, 2018

Community Access Unlimited (CAU) last night celebrated the achievements of a number of at-risk youth who are members of the agency's Transitional Opportunities Program (TOP). Each of these youth are within New Jersey's child services system and faced a number of life challenges before coming to CAU and TOP and since then have made significant progress in plotting a brighter future with ...