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Madison Resident Awarded Children's 'Book of The Year' for Second Time

June 22, 2018

MADISON, NJ - Madison resident and author, Trish Lisa Wilson, is the recipient of Creative Child’s Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year Award, a repeat honor. Wilson’s work, A Penny For Piggy: A Tale of Save, Spend, Share was also honored by the publication in 2014. The book was reviewed by parents and educators and received the highest accolade in two categories, specifically, ...

New Providence Business Community Unveils New Downtown Banner Designs

If you have driven through New Providence in the past few days, you could not have missed the colorful new banners welcoming you to town.  There are three different designs in the new banner campaign.  The fresh new designs include a Welcome message, an environmental Go Green message, and a Get Involved message. 

The Welcome banner features images of what New Providence has to ...

Madison Resident Awarded Children's 'Book of The Year' for Second Time

MADISON, NJ - Madison resident and author, Trish Lisa Wilson, is the recipient of Creative Child’s Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year Award, a repeat honor. Wilson’s work, A Penny For Piggy: A Tale of Save, Spend, Share was also honored by the publication in 2014. The book was reviewed by parents and educators and received the highest accolade in two categories, specifically, ...

NJ Sharing Network's Alyssa D'Addio Promoted to Director of Hospital and Community Services

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After starting her career at NJ Sharing Network as an intern in 2010, Alyssa D’Addio was recently promoted to Director of Hospital and Community Services. Following her internship, D’Addio filled various roles before serving as Assistant Director of Philanthropy and Foundation Programs. Her main role was managing the Foundation’s day-to-day activities and ...

Union County’s Free Summer Concert Series Launches Fri, June 22

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Attendees are also invited to bring a mat or beach towel and join ...

Union County’s Free Summer Arts Concert Series Launches this Friday, June 22, with Concert in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Attendees are invited to bring a mat or beach towel and join in a free ...

Union County’s Free Summer Concert Series Launches Fri, June 22

June 20, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Attendees are also invited to bring a mat or beach towel and join ...

Union County’s Free Summer Arts Concert Series Launches this Friday, June 22, with Concert in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Attendees are invited to bring a mat or beach towel and join in a free ...

Video: Union County Celebrates Pride Month with CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic

RAHWAY, NJ - Parents, children, friends, and all family members came out on Saturday afternoon to Rahway River Park for the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic.

The family-friendly celebration hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was a day of fun activities of arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more, along with music by the ...

New Providence Business Community Unveils New Downtown Banner Designs

June 22, 2018

If you have driven through New Providence in the past few days, you could not have missed the colorful new banners welcoming you to town.  There are three different designs in the new banner campaign.  The fresh new designs include a Welcome message, an environmental Go Green message, and a Get Involved message. 

The Welcome banner features images of what New Providence has to ...

NJ Sharing Network's Alyssa D'Addio Promoted to Director of Hospital and Community Services

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After starting her career at NJ Sharing Network as an intern in 2010, Alyssa D’Addio was recently promoted to Director of Hospital and Community Services. Following her internship, D’Addio filled various roles before serving as Assistant Director of Philanthropy and Foundation Programs. Her main role was managing the Foundation’s day-to-day activities and ...

'Rewirement' Luncheon Teaches Clients to Retire on Purpose

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - About a dozen clients gathered at Veneto Ristorante last Monday afternoon over some sandwiches, paninis, and good company, hosted by Walter Pardo (CEO)  and Jill Biagio (Client Relations) of Wealth Financial Partners (WFP.) 

The crowd was walked through an interactive and informative presentation that shined a unique perspective on those ...

Madison Resident Awarded Children's 'Book of The Year' for Second Time

June 22, 2018

MADISON, NJ - Madison resident and author, Trish Lisa Wilson, is the recipient of Creative Child’s Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year Award, a repeat honor. Wilson’s work, A Penny For Piggy: A Tale of Save, Spend, Share was also honored by the publication in 2014. The book was reviewed by parents and educators and received the highest accolade in two categories, specifically, ...

New Providence High School Sophomore Selected as Student Leader at Waksman Summer Institute

Uma Padmanabhan, a sophomore at New Providence High School, was recently chosen to be a Student Leader at the Waksman Student Scholars Program (WSSP) this summer.

Part of the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University, this program allows students the opportunity to conduct research within the field of molecular biology and bioinformatics.

During the 2017-2018 school year, ...

Performing Arts School Recognizes Graduating Seniors

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) recognized 15 graduating seniors on Monday evening for Senior Night at the Performing Arts School (PAS) located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights.

Eight students performed for the event: Katherine Buchan of Summit, who has been studying flute at PAS for 13 years and will attend Carnegie Mellon University; Bridget ...

New Providence Introduces New Recycling Rules

June 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – What does China have to do with New Providence recycling? Apparently a lot and residents should take a note of the new recycling guidelines, Borough Administrator Doug Marvin said at the Monday, June 11 council meeting. The new rules will evidently reduce the amount of recyclables and consequently increase the borough’s garbage tonnage.

Councilwoman Nadine ...

Cranford Resident Rode His Bike Nearly 500 Miles

CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge.

Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May 1st through May 31st. Participants who joined the challenge were entered to win ...

American Legion Post 433 Retires Unserviceable American Flags

June 15, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Thursday, June 14, members of American Legion Post 433 members held an official flag retirement ceremony — something the post has been doing since 1977. 

Members of Post 433, Mayor Al Morgan, Police Chief Anthony D. Buccelli, Jr, members of the New Providence Police Department, Boy Scouts and leaders from Berkeley Heights Troop 68, ...

New Providence Introduces New Recycling Rules

June 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – What does China have to do with New Providence recycling? Apparently a lot and residents should take a note of the new recycling guidelines, Borough Administrator Doug Marvin said at the Monday, June 11 council meeting. The new rules will evidently reduce the amount of recyclables and consequently increase the borough’s garbage tonnage.

Councilwoman Nadine ...

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith Attends Gun Safety Bills Signing Ceremony with Gov. Murphy in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith attended a gun safety package bill signing ceremony at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton on Wednesday with Governor Phil Murphy. Mayor Smith joined a bipartisan group of local and state elected officials, as well as members of Moms Demand Action of Union County, at the event. 

“As a leader in Sandy Hook Promise, I was happy to accept the ...

Check Out Berkeley Heights’ New Digital Sign

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There’s something new and shiny in downtown Berkeley Heights, at the corner of Springfield and Plainfield avenues - a digital sign.

Township Administrator John Bussiculo asked residents to check out the sign during the June 12 council meeting. It was running the sample program, which provided a preview of what residents might see on the ...

NJ Sharing Network's Alyssa D'Addio Promoted to Director of Hospital and Community Services

June 20, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After starting her career at NJ Sharing Network as an intern in 2010, Alyssa D’Addio was recently promoted to Director of Hospital and Community Services. Following her internship, D’Addio filled various roles before serving as Assistant Director of Philanthropy and Foundation Programs. Her main role was managing the Foundation’s day-to-day activities and ...

Cranford Resident Rode His Bike Nearly 500 Miles

CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge.

Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May 1st through May 31st. Participants who joined the challenge were entered to win ...

Overlook President Lieber Joins Imagine Leadership Council

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Alan Lieber, President of Overlook Medical Center, has joined the Leadership Council of Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, the Mountainside-based nonprofit that offers free, year-round peer grief support for children, young adults and parents / guardians who have had a parent, sibling or child die, as well as support groups for caregivers of an adult or ...

REMINDER: Berkeley Hardware and Paint Customer Appreciation set for June 16: Enter Weber Grill Giveaway Contest

June 14, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Today is Customer Appreciation Day at Berkeley Hardware! Stop by for complimentary hot dogs and enter to win a Weber Grill! Take 10 percent of entire purchase (excluding sale items) through 6/16.

Whether its cleaning up the yard, home maintenance or home improvement — Berkeley Hardware and Paint is ready with all your spring needs. Located at ...

No Community Garden This Year for Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Despite the best intentions of the Environmental Commission and the efforts of Township Attorney Joe Sordillo, there will be no community garden built this year. The good news is everyone now knows what is needed to get the job done and a time table is in place to see if it gets done.

Sordillo explained the process during the council meeting Tuesday night, ...

Hamilton Farm, Home To The U.S. Equestrian Team Listed On Historic Registry

June 16, 2018

BEDMINSTER TWP., N.J. — The stable complex at Hamilton Farm, the long time home of the United States Equestrian team is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

According to www.uset.org:

The original farm dates back to 1911, when Wall Street financier James Cox Brady purchased 180 acres in New Jersey for $100 per acre only 50 miles outside of New York City. It was ...

Obituaries

Mrs. Jane Ehnis, formerly of Vero Beach, Fl. and New Providence, NJ, passed away at age 93 on May ...
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Dozens of Vehicles Entered Overnight in New Providence; Police Seek Videos

June 14, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Residents reported to police dozens of vehicles were entered overnight Wednesday, Thursday, June 13 and 14, on various streets in the borough.

The streets that were hit the hardest were Woodbine Circle, Newcomb Drive, Pittsford Way, Ashwood Road, and Sherwood Drive.

Police have obtained video that shows one of the actors wearing some type of poncho at some point ...

Chatham Middle School Evacuated After Construction Workers Hit Gas Main

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Middle School students were evacuated from the building about 11 a.m. Wednesday morning after construction workers at the school hit a gas main.

Members of the Chatham Borough Police Department and Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department said that the evacuation was precautionary and that PSE&G would determine when it was safe to return.

CMS students were moved ...

Three Special Police Officers Appointed to New Providence Police Department

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council Appointed Michael Delia, Daniel P. Lorimor and Stephen N. Scaturro as Class II Special Police Officers at its Monday, June 11 meeting.

Mayor Al Morgan officiated the swearing in of the officers. He pointed out that the borough is hiring additional class II officers because of the joint court system with Summit and Berkeley Heights. The court is ...

Warren Township Moves Forward on Affordable Housing Plans, Judge Grants Motion

June 13, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Judge Miller granted Warren Township’s motion for approval on Friday, June 8 of the proposed 100% affordable family rental housing development on Lindbergh Avenue that is to be built by PIRHL Acquisitions, LLC. 

On Monday, June 11, the Warren Township Planning Board heard testimony and plans for the Lindbergh Avenue site. Discussions will be continued at  the ...

New Providence Baseball Receive State Honor

June 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - At the annual New Jersey State Baseball Umpire Association Banquet, the Pioneer baseball program received a high honor that is given to one baseball and one softball team each year by the NJSBUA, which presides over Morris, Essex, Passaic, Somerset and Sussex counties.

“We were honored to accept the Frank Sayre Award from the New Jersey Baseball and Softball Umpires ...

New Providence High School Celebrates Successful Spring Sports' Season

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - With the 2018 spring athletic season coming to a close, the players and coaching staff of all eight programs gathered in the NPHS Auditorium on Tuesday to look back on what was a record breaking season.

Athletic Director Vinny Carangelo opened up by thanking the Board of Education, school administration, the Booster Club, and all of the staff that ensured a successful ...

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Comes Through New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - As part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), New Providence Special Olympians Stephanie and James Slater were driven down Springfield Avenue by Mayor Al Morgan and Police Chief Anthony Buccelli on Friday.  

According to the LETR website, the Torch Run began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas, Police Chief Richard LaMunyon created the Torch ...

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eMedical Urgent Care to Hold Free Teddy Care Clinic During Berkeley Heights Street Fair, Sunday, June 24

June 22, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ  – What happens when a teddy bear gets a boo-boo?
Children will learn how minor ailments are treated during eMedical Urgent Care’s Teddy Bear Clinic during the Berkeley Heights Street Fair on Sunday, June 24.

At the office, located at 369 Springfield Avenue, children under 8 will receive a FREE plush teddy bear, and staff will provide each bear with a ...

The Grove at Connell Park Hosts a Home for Good Dog Rescue Adoption Event: Wednesday, June 27

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Home for Good Dog Rescue presents an adoption event from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 at The Grove at Connell Park located on Connell Drive in Berkeley Heights. (Rain Date June 28)

Click here to apply to adopt: bit.ly/HFGadopt

About Home for Good Dog Rescue: Home for Good Dog Rescue (HFGDR) is a 100 percent foster-based, non-profit ...

Moms Helping Moms Foundation Receives Overwhelming Support from Community to Help Mothers this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is often celebrated by showering the women in our lives with beautiful flowers, heartfelt cards, and taking them on special outings to show them how much they mean to us. Yet, for many low-income mothers living in our community, they struggle each day to provide the basics for their babies.

Diapers are a necessity yet one in three families in the United States lack an ...

Watchung Borough Mayor and Council Approve Affordable Housing Settlement

June 9, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ -The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night  to settle its third round affordable housing obligation mandated by the state of New Jersey. Watchung Borough’s immunity from builder's remedy lawsuits  expires on June 30.

 Mayor Stephen Pote was forced to cast the deciding vote after the council deadlocked at 3-3.

Video: Union County Celebrates Pride Month with CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic

June 19, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Parents, children, friends, and all family members came out on Saturday afternoon to Rahway River Park for the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic.

The family-friendly celebration hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was a day of fun activities of arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more, along with music by the ...

Madison Resident Awarded Children's 'Book of The Year' for Second Time

June 21, 2018

MADISON, NJ - Madison resident and author, Trish Lisa Wilson, is the recipient of Creative Child’s Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year Award, a repeat honor. Wilson’s work, A Penny For Piggy: A Tale of Save, Spend, Share was also honored by the publication in 2014. The book was reviewed by parents and educators and received the highest accolade in two categories, specifically, ...

Sleep out at Covenant House

June 18, 2018

I can enjoy the same movies over and over like it were the first time to see them.  My kids roll their eyes at this.  Well, many unimaginable things happen as you become a certain age, and you tend to learn to accept those things graciously as gift.   But I remember the movie “The Blind Side.”  Until I saw that movie, I didn’t know homeless children ...

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Summer is a great time to take a step back, sip a cool beverage, and take a look at what’s going on in the world of college admissions.  Departments use the summer to evaluate how their year went and plan on any changes they want to make for the fall.  Did they over-enroll? Under-enroll?  What application materials were useful to them?  Which were redundant or time ...