TOP LOCAL NEWS

Faith Lutheran Served Up Annual Shrove Tuesday Supper; Offers Two Wednesday Services Throughout Lent

February 22, 2018

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – On the evening before Ash Wednesday, members of Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence shared in a traditional Shrove Tuesday supper of pancakes, ham and berries.

Shrove Tuesday derives its name from the ritual of shriving that Christians undertook many years ago.  In shriving, Christians confess their sins and receive absolution for the sins.  ...

New Providence Lions Club Presents the ‘Melvin Jones Fellowship Award’

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Tom Montrone and Brian Geoffroy recently were named the recipients of the “Melvin Jones Fellowship Award” from the New Providence Lions Club.

This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies outstanding humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.

A recipient of this award becomes model of exemplary service ...

Senator Nick Scutari Wins Union County Democratic Committee Vote

CLARK, NJ - The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader.

State Senator Nick Scutari came away with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battle that had become ...

New Providence Pioneers Girls Varsity Basketball Honors Seniors in Pregame Ceremony

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ-  The New Providence High School Pioneers girls varsity basketball team honored their 2017-18 senior players before taking to the floor for their game against their crosstown rival, the Governor Livingston High School Highlanders.

Seniors Elizabeth Parker and Iris Kaloshi were recognized prior to the game for their hard work and dedication over their high school ...

Girls Basketball: Gov. Livingston Highlanders Outlasts New Providence in Double Overtime Battle

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ-  Governor Livingston sophomore Skylar Dowling has been a major threat towards opposing team’s defenses all season long and stepped up at major points for her team.

In a battle that went to double overtime with their crosstown rival, the New Providence High School Pioneers, she led her team with 20 points, including eight points in the second extra frame, as the ...

Boys Basketball: New Providence’s High Octane Offense too Much for Gov. Livingston

 NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ-  The New Providence  Pioneers boys varsity basketball team took to their home floor against their crosstown rival, the Governor Livingston Highlanders, looking to continue to add momentum in the final week of the regular season.The Pioneers did just that as they recorded their 20th victory of the season against just four losses. Gov, Livingston saw ...

Junior League of Summit Trivia Night Raises $15,000

February 19, 2018

 

SUMMIT, NJ — The Junior League of Summit hosted its third annual trivia night fundraiser on Saturday February 10th at Chatham Fish & Game. The sold-out event was wildly successful, raising nearly $15,000, which will directly benefit the community through grants, scholarships, and projects, including our current community outreach program GRACE which is helping to alleviate ...

Bulldog Balladeers: Yale University's 'Spizzwinks(?)' Set to Perform in Summit Mar. 4

SUMMIT, NJ - The Spizzwinks(?), a renown a capella group from Yale University, will headline the next installment of the St. John’s Summit Concert Series’ (SJSCS) fourth season on March 4, beginning at 3 p.m.

The Spizzwinks(?) follow in the footsteps of their contemporaries at Yale, the Baker’s Dozen, who performed in the Hilltop City as part of the ...

Sharing of Traditions: New Providence Lunar New Year Celebration Brings in Year of the Dog

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A large crowd filled the DeCorso Community Center in New Providence to celebrate the Spring Festival on Sunday, February 11.

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is celebrated by many places in Asia and is one of their biggest holidays. It commemorates the beginning of a New Year and of Spring and is based around the ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 10th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

February 16, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today celebrated a decade of excellence after it was recognized among Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number 74 in its tenth consecutive year on the prestigious annual list.

It is the only health care delivery system from New Jersey, and the top-ranked New Jersey ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Third Annual Long Beach Island Job Fair Set for Saturday, March 31

SURF CITY, NJ - Need a job this summer? Look no further. Shore Fire Grille again has teamed up with local businesses in the area for a special summer 2018 Job Fair event. 

The Third Annual LBI Job Fair will take place Saturday, March 31.  pril 15.  Employers will be looking to hire help for the summer season on busy Long Beach Island.  The event will be held at the ...

Edison School in Westfield Safe After Lockdown Wednesday Morning, Superintendent Says

February 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Students and staff at Edison Intermediate School are going back to their routines after a brief lockdown Wednesday morning, Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan said in an email to parents Wednesday afternoon.

“Edison students and staff are safe. Westfield Police are investigating a reported incident,” Dolan wrote. “A brief lockdown was initially ...

Starting to Reinvigorate ‘The Square’ by Celebrating Springfield’s Rich Black History

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Square is a neighborhood near the Antioch Baptist Church in Springfield.  For many years it was a predominantly African American neighborhood, but in recent decades it has diversified. 

Not forgetting and gaining an appreciation of that Springfield community’s history and its people is what the event “Welcome to The Square:  Celebrating ...

Breaking News: Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

Senator Nick Scutari Wins Union County Democratic Committee Vote

February 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ - The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader.

State Senator Nick Scutari came away with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battle that had become ...

Judge Rules in Favor of Open Ballot in UCDC Chair Election: A Win for Nick Scutari

ELIZABETH, NJ -- Just one day before the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) convention to elect a new County chair, Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis ruled in favor of State Senator Nick Scutari, who made the case that UCDC bylaws call for an open ballot.

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, the acting Chair of the party, advocated the use of voting machines when committee members ...

After 47 Years of Operation, Jade Isle Set to Close Its Doors in Scotch Plains

February 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The iconic Jade Isle Restaurant located at the corner of Terrill Road and Second Street in Scotch Plains will close its doors forever after its last day on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. A phone call to the restaurant on Saturday confirmed that the Jade Isle's long history would come to an end tomorrow.

Jade Isle has served a menu of traditional Chinese and Polynesian dishes ...

New Providence Lions Club Presents the ‘Melvin Jones Fellowship Award’

February 22, 2018

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Tom Montrone and Brian Geoffroy recently were named the recipients of the “Melvin Jones Fellowship Award” from the New Providence Lions Club.

This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies outstanding humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.

A recipient of this award becomes model of exemplary service ...

Starting to Reinvigorate ‘The Square’ by Celebrating Springfield’s Rich Black History

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Square is a neighborhood near the Antioch Baptist Church in Springfield.  For many years it was a predominantly African American neighborhood, but in recent decades it has diversified. 

Not forgetting and gaining an appreciation of that Springfield community’s history and its people is what the event “Welcome to The Square:  Celebrating ...

Junior League of Summit Trivia Night Raises $15,000

 

SUMMIT, NJ — The Junior League of Summit hosted its third annual trivia night fundraiser on Saturday February 10th at Chatham Fish & Game. The sold-out event was wildly successful, raising nearly $15,000, which will directly benefit the community through grants, scholarships, and projects, including our current community outreach program GRACE which is helping to alleviate ...

Senator Nick Scutari Wins Union County Democratic Committee Vote

February 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ - The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader.

State Senator Nick Scutari came away with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battle that had become ...

Traffic Calming Measures Planned for Union Avenue in New Providence; Brighter Lights throughout the Borough

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Last month a Union Avenue couple came to the council meeting to voice their concerns regarding traffic safety at the Union Avenue and Kline Boulevard intersection. The Borough Council discussed a few options to “calm” the traffic on that dangerous bend at its Monday, Feb. 12 meeting.

The residents had suggested that warning arrows could alert ...

New Providence Council Discusses Downtown Ordinance; Parking Remains an Issue

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Planning Board has been working on the downtown design plan for some time. The council discussed the proposed downtown ordinance at its Monday, Feb. 12 meeting.

Councilman Gary Kapner explained that the proposed ordinance brings the downtown design standards in line with the zoning rules. The proposed ordinance includes the concepts and ideas of the downtown ...

Luminous MedSpa Appears in Food and Fun Segment on News 12

February 20, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  Luminous MedSpa and Salon in New Providence was recently featured in a "Food and Fun" segment on News 12. The "Food and Fun" segment highlights places around the state that have something unique to offer, said Marisa Brahney, News 12 reporter. She came in for a "slice of luxe" that everyday moms enjoy when they ...

Overlook Medical Center Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a certification program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.

Established in 2015, Perinatal Care Certification is awarded for a two-year ...

Breaking News: Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

#RideForHorses Online Auction Runs Through Feb. 25

February 21, 2018

Whether you are a competing equestrian, a pleasure rider, or someone who loves horses — everyone can do something to ensure that America's horses live in comfort and with purpose and dignity. #RideForHorses is the nationwide effort of the EQUUS Foundation to inspire and engage everyone who cares about horses to help ensure the welfare of all of America's horses

It's easy to ...

Obituaries

- Feb 17, 2018
Karen Steiner, 43, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Originally from ...
Read more

Edison School in Westfield Safe After Lockdown Wednesday Morning, Superintendent Says

February 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Students and staff at Edison Intermediate School are going back to their routines after a brief lockdown Wednesday morning, Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan said in an email to parents Wednesday afternoon.

“Edison students and staff are safe. Westfield Police are investigating a reported incident,” Dolan wrote. “A brief lockdown was initially ...

Overnight Carjacking at the Scotchwood Diner on Rte. 22 in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Police are searching for the suspects who carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot of the Scotchwood Diner (1928 Route 22) in Scotch Plains just before 1:00 a.m. today, according to Breaking News Network (BNN).

Police arrived and were told that two male suspects, who reportedly did not display a weapon, took a white Toyota Camry from the victim and then sped away ...

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

Chatham Borough Council Moves Forward with Post Office Plaza Redevelopment; Public Meeting March 20 in Boro Hall

February 13, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Council voted 4-0 to designate Post Office Plaza as "an area in need of redevelopment," allowing for plans to move forward on Monday at the regular meeting of the council.

Voting in favor of the resolution were council president Len Resto, and council members Peter Hoffman, Bob Weber and Thad Kobylarz. Council members James Collander and Vicki ...

Faith Lutheran Served Up Annual Shrove Tuesday Supper; Offers Two Wednesday Services Throughout Lent

February 22, 2018

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – On the evening before Ash Wednesday, members of Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence shared in a traditional Shrove Tuesday supper of pancakes, ham and berries.

Shrove Tuesday derives its name from the ritual of shriving that Christians undertook many years ago.  In shriving, Christians confess their sins and receive absolution for the sins.  ...

New Providence Pioneers Girls Varsity Basketball Honors Seniors in Pregame Ceremony

February 22, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ-  The New Providence High School Pioneers girls varsity basketball team honored their 2017-18 senior players before taking to the floor for their game against their crosstown rival, the Governor Livingston High School Highlanders.

Seniors Elizabeth Parker and Iris Kaloshi were recognized prior to the game for their hard work and dedication over their high school ...

Girls Basketball: Gov. Livingston Highlanders Outlasts New Providence in Double Overtime Battle

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ-  Governor Livingston sophomore Skylar Dowling has been a major threat towards opposing team’s defenses all season long and stepped up at major points for her team.

In a battle that went to double overtime with their crosstown rival, the New Providence High School Pioneers, she led her team with 20 points, including eight points in the second extra frame, as the ...

Boys Basketball: New Providence’s High Octane Offense too Much for Gov. Livingston

 NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ-  The New Providence  Pioneers boys varsity basketball team took to their home floor against their crosstown rival, the Governor Livingston Highlanders, looking to continue to add momentum in the final week of the regular season.The Pioneers did just that as they recorded their 20th victory of the season against just four losses. Gov, Livingston saw ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

WFP Tax Partners Walks You Through 4 Step Tax Return Process

February 22, 2018

Over 80% of Tax Returns Have Errors or Missed Deductions. You're Probably Paying More Than Your Fair Share in Taxes

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Tax returns certainly give a clear picture of the past year, but WFP Tax Partners believes it's wise to strategize for the current year to have a plan for moving forward. 

At your tax appointment, they ...

Reminder: Free Wellness Program for Union County Military Women

All Union County women with military service – veterans, active duty and reserve – are invited to join “Boots 2 Heels,” a free event designed to foster wellness and connect women with resources and guidance for empowerment. Boots 2 Heels will be held on Saturday, February 24 at the Westfield Armory, located at 500 Rahway Avenue in Westfield.

The event is free but ...

CSA's 5th Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser Set for Sunday

Is everyone ready to come together as a community and break bread to support the CSA? It's time for The Community Service Association of New Providence's 5th Annual Pasta & Meatball Dinner! This fun, family-friendly event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the DeCorso Community Center, 15 East Fourth Street, New Providence. Pasta, meatballs, and dessert will be served from 3-7 ...

Caregiver Conference Sunday, Feb. 25, Focuses on Caregiver's Needs

 

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, (JFSCNJ) a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting a Caregiver Conference called, “Caring for a Loved One While Being Mindful of Your Own Needs,” from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Ave. Elizabeth.  

 The Conference, ...

'RAD Kids' Program Continues to Grow; Fundraiser Set for Feb. 24 in Summit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Begun two years ago by just a few families whose parents were seeking a safe space for their children to play and, according to group organizers, "meet other kids like them," 'RAD Kids' -- as the group is now known -- has become a safe space for gender-fluid children in North Jersey. 

“We’re now serving ...

Union County Magnet High School to Hold Silent Auction

A great night out with family and friends for just $10.  And we provide dessert and coffee/tea.

Please come to the Magnet High School PSA Silent Auction on Friday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Union County Vocational Technical School in Scotch Plains (West Hall Cafeteria). 

Tickets are only $10. You can then bid on over $12,000 worth of ...

Colleen Mahr Has Paid Her Dues, Earned Peoples’ Trust, and Left a Track Record of Success

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

As a 26-year-old Scotch Plains resident who cares more about the well-being of our town than about local politics, I am extremely disappointed that the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee leadership has decided to abandon Colleen Mahr in her run for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee.

Mahr, who as Mayor of Fanwood for 15 years has worked closely with Scotch Plains ...

We Need More Women Like Colleen Mahr in Municipal, County and State Government

Dear Editor:

I’m proud to support Colleen Mahr for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee  (UCDC) and am encouraging my Scotch Plains peers to join me.

I was a first time candidate wanting to make a difference in my hometown of Scotch Plains, when Mayor Mahr of neighboring Fanwood stepped in to help me campaign and win my election to be Councilwoman three years ago.

Local Advisor Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Roth IRA

February 23, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Roth IRA. First made available to American investors in 1998, a Roth IRA is an individual retirement account that is funded with after-tax dollars and provides tax-free growth and income for retirement.

In honor of this significant milestone, Walter Pardo, CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist at Wealth ...

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

February 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, February 23

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Carousel_image_7f6c107703df2d416aa6_barre_intesity

Fri, February 23, 8:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity with Kathy

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_4ca4b046b48f94f03540_unnamed_4

Fri, February 23, 9:15 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

VInyasa Flow with Lauren

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_a4801a3d56342db1596a_pilates_reformer

Fri, February 23, 10:30 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer with Kathy

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_7f6c107703df2d416aa6_barre_intesity

Fri, February 23, 12:00 PM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity with Kathy

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_b59229b3972266545812_magnet_fundraising_auction_2018_flyer_0219

Fri, February 23, 6:30 PM

Union County Vocational Technical Schools, West Hall Cafeteria, Scotch Plains

Union County Magnet High School Silent Auction

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

I've Always Wanted to be a Doctor...Or an English Teacher

Think about the impossibility of the task we lay in front of high school students.  In addition to getting good grades, filling up a resume, finding the right colleges and writing countless admissions essays they also need to decide on their life’s passion at 17 years old...or do they?

As a college admissions representative the first question most students would ask me was whether ...