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Loads of Books of All Types, For All Ages at Summit College Club Book Sale

April 26, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Looking for some books to take to the beach this summer, or mysteries, collectible books, children's books, history books, biographies or virtually any other type of book on the market?

Come to the Summit College Club Book Sale between now, Thursday, April 26, and Sunday, April 29, and odds are you will find more than a few books to bring home.

The sale is being ...

Council Recognizes Public Safety Telecommunicators

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council Recognized the National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which is celebrated April 8-15, 2018. Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation honoring emergency telecommunicators at the Monday April 23 council meeting. Scott Ruf, Executive Director of the Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center, attended the meeting as well.

“Emergencies ...

Boys Lacrosse: New Providence Rallies for 11-8 Win over Scotch Plains-Fanwood

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ- New Providence fought tooth and nail to erase a 4-1 deficit and extend their win streak in a come-from-behind victory against Scotch Plains on Tuesday at Lieder Field. With defenders in his face, Matt Burke ripped a shot past the goalie halfway through the third quarter to break the tie and finish the comeback. The Pioneers won by a final score of 11-8.

"We kind ...

New Providence Borough By-Laws Reversed; Mayor’s Ex-Officio Status Reinstated

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved a new council rules resolution reversing the recently adopted rules of committee representation at its Monday, April 23 meeting. This decision means that the mayor may attend any advisory board or committee meetings as an ex-officio member in addition to two council representatives.

In February 2018 the council approved a resolution to ...

New Providence Police Department Participates in DEA Prescription Drug Take Back, Saturday, April 28

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department will be participating in the DEA Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 360 Elkwood Ave. in New Providence. Please drop off all unused medications between these hours. (Please note: Syringes and other sharps of any kind will not be accepted.)

Unused or expired ...

Ryan Sherman Tosses No-Hitter Against Linden

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - It only took 79 pitches for junior pitcher Ryan Sherman to no hit Linden this past Friday, as he mowed down 21 of 23 batters that faced him.

Spreading out six strikeouts over the course of the game, Sherman only allowed two batters to reach, one via a walk and the other by a hit batter. 

Sherman helped his own cause by knocking in the first run of the game, a ...

Loads of Books of All Types, For All Ages at Summit College Club Book Sale

April 26, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Looking for some books to take to the beach this summer, or mysteries, collectible books, children's books, history books, biographies or virtually any other type of book on the market?

Come to the Summit College Club Book Sale between now, Thursday, April 26, and Sunday, April 29, and odds are you will find more than a few books to bring home.

The sale is being ...

Summit College Club's Annual Book Sale Opens Tuesday, April 24

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit College Club Book Sale will be held from Tuesday, April 24 - Friday, April 29, at the American Legion, 357 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund college scholarships for deserving young women in local high schools.

The sale will feature an expected thousands of books collected by Summit College Club members. The ...

Annual Fishing Derby Returns to Oakwood Park on Saturday, April 28

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mark your calendars!  The annual Fishing Derby returns to Oakwood Park Saturday, April 28, rain or shine, from 8 to 11 a.m.  Co-sponsored by New Providence P.B.A. Local #132 and New Providence Recreation, this family favorite event is one of the borough’s “signs of spring.”

Bring your rod, reel and bait to fish for trout ...

Suburban Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off Lunch and Learn Series

April 24, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce launched a new Lunch and Learn series last week at Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern in Summit. The lunch was sponsored by Suburban Chamber of Commerce Chairperson Marcella Gencarelli and Lakeland Bank. 

Paul Hatrak, a certified Business Coach, led the room of 30 business professionals with an interactive discussion on how ...

New Providence 8th grader Om Desai and friends Recognized by Davidson Institute for Community Service

April 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Middle School eighth  grade student Om Desai and his friends Gyan Ghoda and Siddhant Desai, as a part of Team AIRO, are recognized as 2018 MaPD (Making a Positive Difference) by Davidson Institute of Gifted and Talented for the community activities that they have been doing.

They have been teaching younger ...

AWR Elementary School Holds its 34th Annual STEM Fair

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The 34th Annual STEM Fair was held last Wednesday evening at Allen W. Roberts Elementary School. It was a big turnout for the annual event, which was pushed from March, due to all the snowstorms. With 287 children showcasing 142 science projects, it was the biggest turnout yet for the AWR Stem Fair. It was an exciting showing of the original thinking and inventiveness of the ...

AWR Spring Fling a Huge Success

CHATHAM, NJ - Nearly three hundred Allen W. Roberts Elementary School parents, teachers and staff filled the Fairmount Country Club for the annual Spring Fling last Friday evening. Every year, this event raises money for the PTA, school events, small school projects and other necessities.

In the past, proceeds have funded the remodeling of the school library and nurse’s office, creating ...

Riedel Wine Tasting Event to Benefit the Boy Scouts of America Programs

April 16, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Boy Scouts of America and volunteer co-chairs, Dawn and Rich Buchanan of Fanwood will host a Riedel Wine Tasting on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masker's Barn located in the Watchung Reservation in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Guests will enjoy great wines using Riedel wine glasses, learn more about wines, how to pour them, the effect wine glasses have and how to ...

New Providence Girl Scouts Organize Town Wide Litter Clean Up and Earth Fest, April 28

April 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Girl Scout Troop 40140 is planning a New Providence Clean Up and Earth Fest on April 28, 2018 as a Bronze Award project.

The community is invited to participate in this clean up of the parks and the Earth Fest that will follow from 12 noon to 3 p.m.  There will be a recycled art contest, science exhibition, healthy food samples, and a story telling ...

Loads of Books of All Types, For All Ages at Summit College Club Book Sale

April 26, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Looking for some books to take to the beach this summer, or mysteries, collectible books, children's books, history books, biographies or virtually any other type of book on the market?

Come to the Summit College Club Book Sale between now, Thursday, April 26, and Sunday, April 29, and odds are you will find more than a few books to bring home.

The sale is being ...

Hope For Lauren Foundation Benefits from MAX Challenge Day of Giving 5K

UNION, NJ -  About 125 participants turned out Saturday, April 21, for THE MAX Challenge of Union, New Providence, Cranford, Watchung, Montclair and Madison Day of Giving 5K. The event, both a run and a walk, was a benefit for the Hope For Lauren Foundation. 

Lauren Liu, 14, and a ninth grade student at Kent Place School, died in October 2017, after losing a battle against depression ...

Summit College Club's Annual Book Sale Opens Tuesday, April 24

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit College Club Book Sale will be held from Tuesday, April 24 - Friday, April 29, at the American Legion, 357 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund college scholarships for deserving young women in local high schools.

The sale will feature an expected thousands of books collected by Summit College Club members. The ...

Council Recognizes Public Safety Telecommunicators

April 26, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council Recognized the National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which is celebrated April 8-15, 2018. Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation honoring emergency telecommunicators at the Monday April 23 council meeting. Scott Ruf, Executive Director of the Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center, attended the meeting as well.

“Emergencies ...

New Providence Borough By-Laws Reversed; Mayor’s Ex-Officio Status Reinstated

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved a new council rules resolution reversing the recently adopted rules of committee representation at its Monday, April 23 meeting. This decision means that the mayor may attend any advisory board or committee meetings as an ex-officio member in addition to two council representatives.

In February 2018 the council approved a resolution to ...

The 2018 Borough Budget Features a Sub Two Percent Tax Increase

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The 2018 borough budget, featuring less than two percent tax increase, was presented at the Monday, April 23 meeting. Councilman Michael Gennaro and Councilwoman Nadine Geoffroy provided the power point presentation.

The municipal portion of the total tax bill represents only 21.27 percent, including the local open space and library tax. County taxes have ...

New Providence Police Department Participates in DEA Prescription Drug Take Back, Saturday, April 28

April 25, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department will be participating in the DEA Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 360 Elkwood Ave. in New Providence. Please drop off all unused medications between these hours. (Please note: Syringes and other sharps of any kind will not be accepted.)

Unused or expired ...

Hope For Lauren Foundation Benefits from MAX Challenge Day of Giving 5K

UNION, NJ -  About 125 participants turned out Saturday, April 21, for THE MAX Challenge of Union, New Providence, Cranford, Watchung, Montclair and Madison Day of Giving 5K. The event, both a run and a walk, was a benefit for the Hope For Lauren Foundation. 

Lauren Liu, 14, and a ninth grade student at Kent Place School, died in October 2017, after losing a battle against depression ...

Nominate Your Mom in Skin Deep's 'Best Mom Ever' Contest

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Skin Deep Salon and Spa is having a "Best Mom Ever" essay contest. All fourth through eighth graders are invited to write an essay to convince Skin Deep as to why you think your mom is the best!

Skin Deep Salon and Spa of New Providence will read all entries submitted by April 30, 2018 and select the winners of a Signature Spa Retreat.

Entries can be hand ...

Quarantine Lifted At Union County, N.J. Stable

April 14, 2018

WATCHUNG, N.J. — Watchung Stables can resume normal operations after two horses were sickened by the equine herpes virus and have since recovered.

The initial quarantine was initiated on March 16. after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). A few days later a second horse developed the respiratory form of the disease, according to the New Jersey ...

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Martin F. Kellish, 82 years of age, a resident of Mt. Bethel, PA, passed away on April 5, 2018 in ...
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Council Recognizes Public Safety Telecommunicators

April 26, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council Recognized the National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which is celebrated April 8-15, 2018. Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation honoring emergency telecommunicators at the Monday April 23 council meeting. Scott Ruf, Executive Director of the Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center, attended the meeting as well.

“Emergencies ...

New Providence Police Department Participates in DEA Prescription Drug Take Back, Saturday, April 28

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department will be participating in the DEA Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 360 Elkwood Ave. in New Providence. Please drop off all unused medications between these hours. (Please note: Syringes and other sharps of any kind will not be accepted.)

Unused or expired ...

Mollo Named 'Telecommunicator of Year' as MVECC Honors Dispatch Center First Liners

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Communications Officer Michael Mollo is the 2018 recipient of the Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center's 'Telecommunicator of the Year' honor, as the Shared Dispatch Center Management Board and its Emergency Communications Executive Director Scott W. Ruf recognized several staff for their hard work and dedication.

Every ...

Kurt Steiner, a Holocaust Survivor, tells Life Story as 106th Birthday Draws Near

April 23, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit papers from Vienna, Austria, stamped with a large “J” and “Jude,” the ...

Boys Lacrosse: New Providence Rallies for 11-8 Win over Scotch Plains-Fanwood

April 25, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ- New Providence fought tooth and nail to erase a 4-1 deficit and extend their win streak in a come-from-behind victory against Scotch Plains on Tuesday at Lieder Field. With defenders in his face, Matt Burke ripped a shot past the goalie halfway through the third quarter to break the tie and finish the comeback. The Pioneers won by a final score of 11-8.

"We kind ...

Ryan Sherman Tosses No-Hitter Against Linden

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - It only took 79 pitches for junior pitcher Ryan Sherman to no hit Linden this past Friday, as he mowed down 21 of 23 batters that faced him.

Spreading out six strikeouts over the course of the game, Sherman only allowed two batters to reach, one via a walk and the other by a hit batter. 

Sherman helped his own cause by knocking in the first run of the game, a ...

New Providence Boys' Lacrosse Win 7th Straight Game, Topping Johnson On Senior Day, 12-4

 NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Behind nine goals between Joey D’Anna and Tyler Lawton, with a strong effort in net by senior Pat Trezza, the Pioneers were able to blow past Johnson on their way to their 7th straight victory on Senior Day.

Chas Cadmus, Josh Cohen, Joe Crisafi, Michael Garrity, Tyler Lawton, Tyler Palmieri, Pat Trezza, Chris Vass, and Billy Vignali were all honored ...

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Senior Center of the Chathams Holds Community Paper Shred Saturday, April 28

April 26, 2018

Tax time is the perfect chance to de-clutter and dispose of your unwanted paper and documents safely and securely at a spring Community Shred fundraiser to be held on Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Chatham Train Station parking lot in Chatham Borough.

All proceeds will benefit the Senior Center of the Chathams. The service is open to the public and participants do ...

Shape up This Summer! Take it to the Next Level with a YMCA Personal Trainer.

Don't wait! Summer will be here in no time!  Now's the perfect time to SHAPE UP FOR SUMMER with our Personal Training Specials  -- only available during the month of May!

One-to-One sessions with our highly trained and encouraging staff give you the benefit of having a customized and productive experience.  We tailor your routine to your schedule and work ...

Dr. Ombrello Honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Cranford Chapter

CRANFORD - Senior Professor of Biology Dr. Thomas Ombrello was recently acknowledged by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Crane’s Ford Chapter of Cranford, with the National DAR Conservation Medal Award for his work on the Historic Tree Grove at the College’s Cranford campus. Dr. Ombrello received the award on Apr. 14 at a ceremony held in the Cranford Community Center.

The ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

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