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Boys Lacrosse: New Providence Advances to State Quarterfinals with 14-6 Victory over Delaware Valley

May 21, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ- The Pioneers defeated Delaware Valley 14-6 to advance to the South Group 1 semifinals of the NJSIAA State Tournament. "We knew how tough Del Val was coming into this game," said Pioneer head coach Russ Anderson, "I thought that what you saw today was because of the preparation over the past two days. Offensively, we clicked. I thought we were spreading the ball ...

Uniacke Named Bridges Outreach Executive Director as Bhatt, Tulloch Announce Retirement

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach, Inc. Executive Director Lois Bhatt and Deputy Executive Director Bethany Tulloch have announced their retirement and, effective May 29, Richard J. Uniacke will begin his tenure as the Summit-based nonprofit's new Executive Director.

Uniacke, who will become just the organization's third executive director in three decades, was ...

Women Business Owners Collaborate in New Providence to Host Series of Free Group Counseling Sessions for Women of Divorce

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Tara Colandrea, owner of Kindness Counts Therapy in Westfield, and a member of Divorce Dynasty - a female powerhouse group of professional women including therapists, lawyers, and realtors, who are each a champion of their respective roles in the divorce process for this series -- recently held her first of an 8 week series of free group ...

Berkeley Heights Planning Board OKs Stratton House, with Conditions, at Former King's Site

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – After more than three hours of testimony and discussion, Planning Board members voted unanimously to approve a resolution, with conditions, to the redevelopment of the former King’s site at 343 Springfield Ave. It is the first of several projects linked to the settlement of the township’s affordable housing obligation that will be coming before the board ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Girls Lacrosse: Elena DelDuca’s Double Overtime Goal Lifts New Providence Pioneers to Wild Win in NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 Quarterfinals

MONTCLAIR, NJ-  The New Providence High School Pioneers girls varsity lacrosse team saw a four-goal lead vanish within the final ten minutes of the second half and with a hungry Montclair Kimberley Academy High School Cougars team clawing their way back to give themselves a chance at a potential comeback.

50 minutes of regulation and a three-minute overtime period weren’t enough to ...

'Visions of Hope': Survivor's Paintings Exhibited at The Connection in Summit Beginning May 30

May 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Accomplished artist and breast cancer survivor Susan Hope Schaffer will display her acrylic paintings in a special exhibit entitled "Visions of Hope - Cancer Journeys Reflecting Inspiration and Hope," beginning with a special opening event on May 30, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at The Connection in Summit.

The exhibit -- featuring 17 poignant portraits of cancer ...

Art in the Park Moves Inside at Columbia Middle School

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Art in the Park is coming to Berkeley Heights from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sat. May 19. Due to anticipated inclement weather, the Celebration of Art will be held at Columbia Middle School at 345 Plainfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights.  The event will showcase the many talents of the artists that include an array of pottery, glass art, watercolors, ...

Real Housewives of NJ Star, Teresa Giudice, Signs Her Book at Luminious MedSpa and Helps Out a Local Family In Need

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Heather Hoffman, owner of Luminous MedSpa Salon in New Providence welcomed Teresa Giudice, of The Real Housewives of New Jersey to sign copies of her latest book, Standing Strong, all to raise money for her Reborn Foundation. 

Giudice, the veteran cast member and indisputable star of eight seasons of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, arrived promptly at 7 p.m.

B.I.G. Idea: Sixth Annual Expo of Women Entrepreneurs Set for June 14

May 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Entrepreneurial area business women will display products and services at the sixth annual B.I.G. Expo of Women Entrepreneurs June 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Twin Maples in Summit.Products and services will be showcased in myriad areas, including: jewelry, skin care, fitness facilities, moving services, legal ...

Chatham Breakfast Destination "Angie's" is Changing Hands After 26 Years; Come Say Goodbye to Owners Louiza & Jimmy

CHATHAM, NJ - Louiza Poulimenos hears the front door open at "Angie's" and glances over to see who it is. Noticing regulars, she immediately calls over the order to her husband, Jimmy, before the customers settle into a booth.

It's the welcoming kind of service Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos have been providing for Chatham customers at their restaurant on ...

Skin Deep Salon and Spa Honored as Suburban Chamber of Commerce Business Of the Year

SUMMIT, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce, which advocates for Businesses in Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights, honored Skin Deep Salon and Spa as Business of the Year at its Eighth Annual Service Awards Awards Dinner at The Grand Summit Hotel. 

Skin Deep Salon and Spa opened their doors in New Providence in 1994. "With three expansions and many lessons ...

South Orange Village President Issues Statement About Traffic Stop of School Board Member

May 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum issued a statement on Thursday, addressing a video in which South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad appeared to suggest that she would contact South Orange Village President Sheena Collum in regards to a traffic stop by police.

Lawson-Muhammad is heard on the video asking if the officer is from ...

Parent Proposal Sparks No Interest Among New Providence BOE Members

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Adam Smith, President of the Board of Education (BOE), brought up a parent proposal at the Thursday, May 10 board meeting. The proposal suggests the formation of an Educational Advisory Committee. However, the proposal did not gain much traction with the board members.

Smith explained that he did not see such a committee as a necessity. There are a number of ways for ...

Chatham Breakfast Destination "Angie's" is Changing Hands After 26 Years; Come Say Goodbye to Owners Louiza & Jimmy

May 10, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Louiza Poulimenos hears the front door open at "Angie's" and glances over to see who it is. Noticing regulars, she immediately calls over the order to her husband, Jimmy, before the customers settle into a booth.

It's the welcoming kind of service Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos have been providing for Chatham customers at their restaurant on ...

Tour Mountainside’s Gardens on June 9 and Benefit the Historic Committee

 

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Love gardens and never get enough of them? Then mark the calendar for Saturday, June 9, the date for the Mountainside Restoration Committee’s “Tour of Mountainside’s Gardens.” 

This Garden Tour is the third Biennial Tour of its kind and had been extremely popular in the past. The Committee has lined up six extraordinary private ...

Make a Difference Today – Join the Green Brook Park Special Cleanup Event

May 7, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Looking for a chance to pitch in for the environment? Come to a special volunteer event with the Union County Adopt-a-Park program and members of the North Plainfield Shade Tree Advisory Board on Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and help clean up a section of Green Brook Park.

Green Brook is part of the Union County Parks system, and it's located in ...

Uniacke Named Bridges Outreach Executive Director as Bhatt, Tulloch Announce Retirement

May 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach, Inc. Executive Director Lois Bhatt and Deputy Executive Director Bethany Tulloch have announced their retirement and, effective May 29, Richard J. Uniacke will begin his tenure as the Summit-based nonprofit's new Executive Director.

Uniacke, who will become just the organization's third executive director in three decades, was ...

Women Business Owners Collaborate in New Providence to Host Series of Free Group Counseling Sessions for Women of Divorce

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Tara Colandrea, owner of Kindness Counts Therapy in Westfield, and a member of Divorce Dynasty - a female powerhouse group of professional women including therapists, lawyers, and realtors, who are each a champion of their respective roles in the divorce process for this series -- recently held her first of an 8 week series of free group ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Berkeley Heights Planning Board OKs Stratton House, with Conditions, at Former King's Site

May 19, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – After more than three hours of testimony and discussion, Planning Board members voted unanimously to approve a resolution, with conditions, to the redevelopment of the former King’s site at 343 Springfield Ave. It is the first of several projects linked to the settlement of the township’s affordable housing obligation that will be coming before the board ...

South Orange Village President Issues Statement About Traffic Stop of School Board Member

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum issued a statement on Thursday, addressing a video in which South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad appeared to suggest that she would contact South Orange Village President Sheena Collum in regards to a traffic stop by police.

Lawson-Muhammad is heard on the video asking if the officer is from ...

Weather Alert: National Weather Service Issues Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood Watches for New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for this area until 11 p.m. tonight.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected in the area after 4 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Expect winds to be about 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph before 10 p.m. The temperature is predicted to drop to about 60 degrees tonight.

In addition, ...

Women Business Owners Collaborate in New Providence to Host Series of Free Group Counseling Sessions for Women of Divorce

May 20, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Tara Colandrea, owner of Kindness Counts Therapy in Westfield, and a member of Divorce Dynasty - a female powerhouse group of professional women including therapists, lawyers, and realtors, who are each a champion of their respective roles in the divorce process for this series -- recently held her first of an 8 week series of free group ...

'Visions of Hope': Survivor's Paintings Exhibited at The Connection in Summit Beginning May 30

SUMMIT, NJ - Accomplished artist and breast cancer survivor Susan Hope Schaffer will display her acrylic paintings in a special exhibit entitled "Visions of Hope - Cancer Journeys Reflecting Inspiration and Hope," beginning with a special opening event on May 30, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at The Connection in Summit.

The exhibit -- featuring 17 poignant portraits of cancer ...

Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Height Plans Event-Packed Week in Celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Community members were invited to Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights to join in the celebration of life during National Skilled Nursing Care Week, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week from May 13-18, 2018.   

The week kicked off with a special adopt a grandma day in honor of Mother's Day. Several citizens popped in to ...

Tour Mountainside’s Gardens on June 9 and Benefit the Historic Committee

May 7, 2018

 

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Love gardens and never get enough of them? Then mark the calendar for Saturday, June 9, the date for the Mountainside Restoration Committee’s “Tour of Mountainside’s Gardens.” 

This Garden Tour is the third Biennial Tour of its kind and had been extremely popular in the past. The Committee has lined up six extraordinary private ...

Supreme Court Opens Gate To Sports Betting, Monmouth Park Is Ready To Run

May 14, 2018

OCEANPORT, N.J.— Monmouth Park is ready to open a sports book.

That is not news. Track management has been working on a sports book area in a no longer used cafeteria area in the rear of the grandstand for months.

The news is: On May 14, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) struck down a federal ban on race tracks and casinos operating sports book-making operations such as ...

Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control says Lawsuit

May 16, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.
The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

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Mrs. Jane Ehnis, formerly of Vero Beach, Fl. and New Providence, NJ, passed away at age 93 on May ...
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South Orange Village President Issues Statement About Traffic Stop of School Board Member

May 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum issued a statement on Thursday, addressing a video in which South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad appeared to suggest that she would contact South Orange Village President Sheena Collum in regards to a traffic stop by police.

Lawson-Muhammad is heard on the video asking if the officer is from ...

New Providence Police Officers Participates in Law Enforcement United Cycling Tour to Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON D.C. - New Providence police officers took part in the four-day Law Enforcement United bicycle tour to Washington D. C. that took place May 9-12, as part of Police Officers Memorial week. Patrolman Joseph DiParisi, Patrolman TJ Hoppe, Patrolman Nicolas Guerriero and Corporal Chad Wilson embarked on the 250+ mile journey from New Jersey to Washington ...

Plainfield Officer Recognized as 2018 Union County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Officer Mylis 'Bernel' Harrison, a school resource officer at Plainfield High School, has been named 2018 Union County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year. Nora Murphy  was named the Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year for New Providence.

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse ...

Berkeley Heights Planning Board OKs Stratton House, with Conditions, at Former King's Site

May 19, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – After more than three hours of testimony and discussion, Planning Board members voted unanimously to approve a resolution, with conditions, to the redevelopment of the former King’s site at 343 Springfield Ave. It is the first of several projects linked to the settlement of the township’s affordable housing obligation that will be coming before the board ...

New Providence Council Ponders the Next Step for the Ping Wang Site

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The greenhouses have been demolished from the Ping Wang site, but some environmental issues are still lingering. According to a recent report compiled by Maser Consulting some contamination has been found in the ground water, Councilman Jim Madden said at the Monday, May 7 council meeting.

The property, which has three decades of tax liens against it, housed two old, ...

Boys Lacrosse: New Providence Advances to State Quarterfinals with 14-6 Victory over Delaware Valley

May 21, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ- The Pioneers defeated Delaware Valley 14-6 to advance to the South Group 1 semifinals of the NJSIAA State Tournament. "We knew how tough Del Val was coming into this game," said Pioneer head coach Russ Anderson, "I thought that what you saw today was because of the preparation over the past two days. Offensively, we clicked. I thought we were spreading the ball ...

Girls Lacrosse: Elena DelDuca’s Double Overtime Goal Lifts New Providence Pioneers to Wild Win in NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 Quarterfinals

MONTCLAIR, NJ-  The New Providence High School Pioneers girls varsity lacrosse team saw a four-goal lead vanish within the final ten minutes of the second half and with a hungry Montclair Kimberley Academy High School Cougars team clawing their way back to give themselves a chance at a potential comeback.

50 minutes of regulation and a three-minute overtime period weren’t enough to ...

Boys Lacrosse: New Providence Cruises to 15-4 Victory Against Neighboring Gov. Livingston

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Neighboring rivals and old teammates collided on Monday when New Providence won 15-4 over Governor Livingston at Snyder Field.

"I thought the kids went and had fun. We executed. We played together. We had some good team goals, and It's always fun for some of the older guys to play against kids they grew up with," said Pioneer head coach Russ Anderson, ...

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Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel Presents Special Women’s program

May 20, 2018

 

Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel, 763 Mountain Avenue, Berkeley Heights, is very pleased to host a unique free seminar for women on Saturday June 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

The speaker will be Doctor Ruth Schwertfeger of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Ruth was born in Northern Ireland, is a retired Professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She speaks several languages, and ...

ECLC Celebrates Special Education Week

ECLC of New Jersey’s school in Chatham is celebrating Special Education Week by highlighting how links with the community support our students with special needs.

The second week in May has been designated by Governor Phil Murphy as “Special Education Week” in the Garden State.  This year’s theme, “Working Together to Build a Special Future for All” ...

Racing to the Finish and Supporting Cancer Survivors

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MAY 13, 2018 SUNDAY | BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—On May 13, the Summit Area YMCA welcomed over 1,000 participants to the 17th Annual Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk at Memorial Field, in Berkeley Heights. This family-friendly event also hosted a fun magic show, invigorating Zumba dancing, a tot trot, face painting and music.

Matthew Byrne of Berkeley Heights won first place ...

Fallout Continues from Lawsuit Against Mountainside; Police Chief on Administrative Leave

May 19, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police Chief Allan Attanasio is the latest member of the police department to suffer repercussions from a complaint filed against the borough on May 11.  Attanasio, who is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was “placed on administrative leave,” on Thursday by Borough Administrator and former Police Chief James Debbie, said  Lt. Joseph ...

Video Shows School Board Member In Altercation With Police at Traffic Stop in South Orange

May 16, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad got into an altercation with a South Orange police officer who stopped her for speeding last month, in which she used profanity, complained when she was issued a ticket and called South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll “a skinhead cop.”

Lawson-Muhammad also appeared to suggest that she would ...

Coach Bottone Tribute

May 19, 2018

2017 Pioneer football players took on a tall task of filling a lot of open spots with not many returning players. We had 30 kids on our football team who all wanted to be there. With a new head coach who just came on board in late April, we had a lot of things to do without much time. Most people would say being on a 1-9 football team would be no fun and, at times, it wasn’t, but it was the ...

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