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Victoria Vanriele Continues to Work Hard During Pandemic

June 1, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - What is a runner who is poised to break more records to do when her senior season is derailed by a pandemic? If she is senior Victoria Vanriele, two time New Jersey Gatorade Girls Track and Field Player of the Year, you keep a positive attitude and just keep running.

“I am disappointed that I won’t be able to compete for my final season, but I am really ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Outfielder Sean McCulloch

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This would have been senior outfielder Sean McCulloch's second year on varsity before heading to Susquehanna University in the fall to continue his baseball career.

"I was really looking forward to coaching Sean for a second varsity season. Like the other four seniors that are continuing their baseball at the collegiate level, Sean was poised to have ...

Former Cy Young Winner and World Series Champion Dwight “Doc” Gooden Chats with GL Baseball Seniors

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston senior class had somewhat of a final sendoff on Friday, May 8, when former Mets and Yankees all-star pitcher Dwight Gooden joined a Zoom call to talk with players and coaches. The student-athletes were able to ask Gooden questions about his career, work ethic, and opinions on baseball today.

The call was set up by George Devanney, father of ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Pitcher Jarod Abram

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This would have been senior pitcher Jarod Abram's breakout season.

Abram posted a 3-1 record in 27 2/3 innings on last year's varsity with 31 strikeouts. With a fastball, curve and slider, he would have been an integral part of the Highlanders' rotation this spring.

"Jarod is one of our top three projected aces for the 20 season, nobody ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Outfielder Peter Woo

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This would have been senior outfielder Peter Woo's first season on the Gov. Livingston varsity baseball team. He helped lead the JV baseball team to the Union County Tournament championship game the last two seasons. "Peter was both an outstanding defensive player and base runner," said Gov. Livingston head baseball coach Chris ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Pitcher Sam Bass

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It was the bottom of the ninth, and Gov. Livingston trailed Elizabeth 6-4 with one out. One thing's for certain, you never can rule out the Highlanders to grab that last chance homerun to capture the win -- especially when you have Drew Compton in the batter's box. 

Sam Bass, a right handed pitcher was in the bullpen warming up to go in the game -- he ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Infielder Jeremy Malave

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Collectively, this Gov. Livingston baseball senior class was set up to destroy their competition. The memory of all playing together going back to their freshman year is one to remember.

This memory of freshman year is a highlight for senior infielder Jeremy Malave. "It was one of the last games of the season, against Elizabeth. Coach got all the freshmen ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Pitcher Dan Feeley

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - During his three previous seasons in the Highlander baseball program, senior pitcher Dan Feeley logged quality innings and helped our JV team the last two seasons reach the Union County Tournament championship, said Gov. Livingston head coach Chris Roof.

This season would’ve been Feeley's first year on varsity, and he would have pitched out ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Catcher Dan Quinn

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Senior catcher Dan Quinn had a chance to be in the lineup every day, but we'll never know and that kills me to think this, said Gov. Livingston head coach Chris Roof. 

After just five practices, the Highlander baseball season and all spring sports were stopped and ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Roof knew was Dan Quinn ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Spotlight Features Highlander Baseball Pitcher Ryan Devanney

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - "No player on this year's team was ready to dominate more than Ryan Devanney," said Gov. Livingston head baseball coach Chris Roof.

Right-handed senior pitcher Ryan Devanney was on a mission to continue to craft his pitching skills and get physically stronger by hitting the weight room, said Roof. "He did just that! That's a credit to how hard ...

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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 ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

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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Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need

May 27, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

Union County Receives 600 Donated Trees from the Christmas Tree Shops

June 2, 2020

The County of Union has received a donation of 600 live arborvitae trees from the Christmas Tree Shops to be distributed throughout county parks and other areas.

“The Freeholder Board would like to thank the Christmas Tree Shops for their generous donation of arborvitae trees,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “These trees are beneficial to residents, the ...

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 ...