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88 Year Old Berkeley Heights Volunteer Donates CARES Act Check to Feed Seniors

May 26, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's not surprising that 88 year old Natalie Cahoon, a 66 year resident of Berkeley Heights, took her stimulus check received from the CARES Act and donated 125 meals from Dimaios to feed the SAGE Meals on Wheels clients.

"Natalie is absolutely amazing and has been delivering and helping in our kitchen every single day since this COVID-19 ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

Join Relay for Life by Participating in Light the Flight

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit and Mountainside invites you to Light the Fight by joining them by staying home and lighting up your yard with luminarias and glowsticks on June 13th at 9pm.

Celebrate survivors and caregivers, remember those we have lost and fight back against cancer by purchasing luminaria kits to light that night.  A kit ...

Mountainside Restoration Committee Sells Mom T-Shirts for a Pandemic Cause

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Mountainside Restoration Committee recently sold “Marvelous Mountainside Mom” t-shirts for Mother’s Day with profits going toward the #mountainsidecares group. Mountainside Cares was formed by a group of Mountainside ladies to raise funds applied immediately to a variety of causes related to needs resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. Forty t-shirts ...

Happy Mother's Day to These Superheroes Who Make It All Happen

Mothers make things happen. Whether it is a family get-together or a last-minute school project, mothers everywhere are masters of multi-tasking and getting the job done.

Although we might not be able to celebrate these important family figures as we normally do, they deserve kudos for a job well done.

Whether you are a mother to be, mom, grandmother, adoptive mom, or bonus mom, you are ...

Two Holy Trinity Students and Boy Scouts use 3D Printer to Assist Frist Responders

Brothers Daniel and David Preuss-Lopes, Boy Scouts from Holy Trinity School, have put their 3D printer to good use. The scouts have been busy at home building face shields and ear comfort straps for first responders, police, medical staff, and others in the community.

Daniel, who is a First-Class Scout of Troop 177, and David, who is an Arrow of Light of Pack 177, have been producing 3D ...

Gold Award Girl Scout Brings Beauty to a Local Elementary School

Girl Scout Creates an Inspirational Program for Transitioning Students

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Transitioning from elementary school to middle school can be challenging. We’ve all been there.

In the blink of an eye, students go from being the top dog in their schools to being at the bottom rung of the ladder in a completely different place where everyone looks, well, old. And during ...

BAYADA Home Health Care Asks Community to Spread the Love to Seniors

Help BAYADA Home Health Care #SpreadTheRainbow.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Bayada Home Health Care in Downtown Westfield is reaching out to members of the community to create rainbow pictures for senior citizens.

The idea behind the “Spread the Rainbow Initiative” is to bring joy to seniors who are staying safe at home with help from BAYADA home health aides.

BAYADA recently ...

Family of Westfield Salon Owner Who Died from COVID-19 Needs Funeral Funds

WESTFIELD, NJ — John La Forte battled cancer for 15 years, his daughter said.

But when the 75-year-old former Westfield salon owner came down with coronavirus, he lasted just three weeks, daughter Lisa La Forte said.

“He struggled until the end,” she said Friday.

The former owner of Heads First and Salon 2000 in Westfield held on just a little bit ...

Westfield: With Purchase of Sign, You Can Help Feed Frontline Healthcare Workers

WESTFIELD, NJ — A local group raising money to donate meals to healthcare workers during the coronavirus crisis has another way that residents can give back.

Feed the Frontline NJ: Meals for Healthcare Heroes is selling lawn signs to help fund meals prepared by local restaurants for healthcare workers, the group announced.

The group estimates the signs will be available for pickup ...

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Graduation Photo Opportunity at Twin Maples The Fortnightly Club of Summit invites graduates to take their photos at Twin Maples

May 23, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Congratulations Class of 2020! The Fortnightly Club of Summit invites area graduates to take their snapshots under the banner at historic Twin Maples estate located at 214 Springfield Avenue in Summit, New Jersey.

This photo opportunity is free and open to students from any grade, high school or college around the Summit area. Graduates may pose with family or pets outside on ...

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Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

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Cheers to the Sisterhood! 'Booze Fairies' Make Their Way Through South Plainfield

June 4, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – There’s been a whole lot of ‘ding, dong, ditch’ going on throughout the community the past two weeks but, unlike the game typically played by youngsters and teens, the South Plainfield version is open only to women age 21 and older. 

As members of the Facebook group ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Booze - SoPo edition,’ female ...

Union County Family Adopts Planters through Adopt-A-Park

June 3, 2020

Cindy and Jim Traverso and their son Luke of Summit have teamed up with Union County's Adopt-A-Park to donate annual flowers, soil and mulch, and maintain a cement planter in Briant Park in Springfield throughout the growing season.

“Union County parks thrive because of the volunteers that contribute year round,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “I would like ...

It's Time, Governor Murphy

May 27, 2020

It's Time Governor Murphy

Governor, it's time. It's time to step up and out of the box. It's time to be bold but more importantly it's time to be empathetic, sensitive and reasonable. There has been much talk about listening to the data and science and about letting the data and science guide us through this public health crisis. Well, it's time to really listen.

If ...