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A Look Into the Music and Lyric Elective at Gov. Livingston High School

June 2, 2020

The Music and Lyrics Elective is rocking students’ worlds by expanding their knowledge of music and its impact on culture. This course, taught this semester by Lindsay Mirabella, offers insight on how music shapes humanity and stimulates social change. 

Mirabella designed the curriculum for this elective after a student joked about her teaching a class just about rock ‘n roll.

Victoria Vanriele Continues to Work Hard During Pandemic

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 ...

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 ...

A Season Like No Other

As the corner was turning from the winter to spring sports season, athletes were anxious to resume where they left off from last year. This all changed when COVID-19 forced schools and, therefore the NJSIAA, to put everything on hold. 

While many athletes are going on to play in college, this was unfortunately the last go at high school sports for some talented, upperclassmen athletes.

Gov. Livingston Clubs and Activities Stay Running Through Online Remote Learning

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Clubs at Governor Livingston are trying to help make social distancing easier by engaging students and keeping their programs running. It is hard to hold meetings since most clubs meet during lunch at school, but Google Classroom updates and posts have been effective in reaching out to members. 

The Photo Club recently encouraged students to take a walk outside and ...

Congressman Tom Malinowski Holds a Town Hall for Junior Year APUSH Students

Democratic Congressman Tom Malinowski held a town hall-style meeting with 11th grade students in Advanced Placement U.S. History on April 16. The conversation broadcasted through Zoom gave students the ability to ask questions about topics of concern to them.

The first portion of the town hall focused on COVID-19 and the current pandemic situation. Brianna Cagan said, “The most impactful ...

How Students are Staying Organized and Getting Used to Online Remote Learning

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The students of Berkeley Heights Public School have been on remote learning for eight weeks. A new learning environment, especially one at home, can be very distracting so it is important for faculty and students to get into a routine that allows them to be successful with their work. At first, it was difficult for everyone to adjust, but students and teachers alike ...

Old Trends Coming Back Into Style in 2020

Fashion is always evolving. But no matter how many new designs are created, old styles make a resurgence to become current trends. Teens are bringing back trends that their parents loved in the ‘80s-’90s. Scrunchies, Birkenstocks, mom jeans, and many more clothing items are currently back in style. 

Something that has reappeared in fashion magazines and on Instagram are giant ...

A Look Into the New Intro to ABA Course at Gov. Livingston

Governor Livingston introduced a new course this year: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education. Students who take this elective can expect to learn how to work with people with disabilities, about the principles of ABA and the fundamentals of educational and behavioral psychology. 

Nicole Sacci, special education and ABA teacher, is the instructor of this ...

Chris Eckert Named Union County Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With only three upperclassmen on the Highlanders Girls’ Basketball team many would consider the 2019-2020 season a rebuilding year. Head coach Chris Eckert had a different idea for his squad this season, leading his girls to a 17-11 record, highlighted by a Valley Division co-championship and an appearance in the Union County Tournament championship game.

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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 ...