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

February 19, 2018

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 ...

Military Vet Gives and Gives Again; Vet’s Flag Flies at Summit Speech School in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - U.S. Army reservist and school parent Sergeant Luke Romaniecki noticed that Summit Speech School’s flag was caught around the flag pole and tattered. He asked if the school wanted to fly “his” flag—a flag presented to him in honor of his service in Iraq for the U.S. Army. Now it proudly flies at the special school for the deaf where his daughter, ...

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 ...

Wrestling: Owen Smith Captures District 16 Title; Four New Providence Wrestlers Advance to Regions

MILLBURN, NJ - New Providence senior Owen Smith took first place in the NJSIAA District 16 Championships on Saturday at Millburn High School. Smith, now 33-1, wrestled Rob Saum of Watchung Hills (32-5) 6 to 2 in the 152 pound final.  

Smith will advance to the Region IV Tournament where he will be joined by teammates Joe ...

New Providence High School Art Students Participate in 'Memory Project'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence High School painting classes recently participated in the "Memory Project." The Memory Project is a charitable organization whose mission is “Creating portraits for a kinder world.” The Memory Project has students create portraits for orphans and abandoned children around the world.

For the past four years, NPHS art ...

John Marshall, Meteorologist from Channel 2 News, Brings his Mobile Weather Station to Mountain Park Elementary!

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Tuesday, Feb. 12, meteorologist John Marshall from Channel 2 News taught Mountain Park students about weather in a fun and interactive way. Children in grades 3-5 took part in a live assembly, which included weather animations, videos and a live weather station.

Students explored what causes the local weather and learned about the various types of ...

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

February 18, 2018

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 ...

Smithereens Bandmates Reunite and Play Show Honoring Scotch Plains Music Legend Pat DiNizio

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two of the founding members of the Smithereens reunited at New Brunswick's Court Tavern on Saturday, Feb. 3, to pay tribute to the late Pat DiNizio, the band’s lead singer, who died in December.

The concert, titled “Blood & Roses: The Court Tavern Memorial Tribute to Pat DiNizio,” featured 15 of the alternative band’s hits from over 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 ...

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

February 19, 2018

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 ...

New Providence High School Art Students Participate in 'Memory Project'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence High School painting classes recently participated in the "Memory Project." The Memory Project is a charitable organization whose mission is “Creating portraits for a kinder world.” The Memory Project has students create portraits for orphans and abandoned children around the world.

For the past four years, NPHS art ...

John Marshall, Meteorologist from Channel 2 News, Brings his Mobile Weather Station to Mountain Park Elementary!

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Tuesday, Feb. 12, meteorologist John Marshall from Channel 2 News taught Mountain Park students about weather in a fun and interactive way. Children in grades 3-5 took part in a live assembly, which included weather animations, videos and a live weather station.

Students explored what causes the local weather and learned about the various types of ...

Bob Hugin Announces GOP Candidacy for the U.S. Senate at Springfield Elk's Club

February 14, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Elks Club in Springfield on Tuesday was the setting for Bob Hugin of Summit to announce his candidacy as a Republican for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Bob Menendez.

The former CEO and Chairman of Celegene, Hugin resigned from the company on February 5 as executive chairman.  The crowd of over 100 was largely ...

Mahr Calls for Voting Machines at Union County Democratic Committee Meeting on Feb. 21

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC. 

The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the Grand Centurion in Clark. Mahr is the Acting Chair of the County Committee and ...

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 ...

How did you meet?: It's Your Turn to Tell Us Your Story for Chance to Win a "Valentine Special" Dinner for Two

Do you have a cute story of how you met your significant other? Share your story and if you tell it well, you may win a "Valentine Special" dinner for two at Prestige Diner in New Providence. Enjoy any of our Valentine-inspired dishes, such Shrimp Bisque, Bacon-wrapped Scallops, Steak Valentino, Lobster Ravioli or Pan-Seared Tilapia Vera Cruz, along with your choice of a ...

Military Vet Gives and Gives Again; Vet’s Flag Flies at Summit Speech School in New Providence

February 18, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - U.S. Army reservist and school parent Sergeant Luke Romaniecki noticed that Summit Speech School’s flag was caught around the flag pole and tattered. He asked if the school wanted to fly “his” flag—a flag presented to him in honor of his service in Iraq for the U.S. Army. Now it proudly flies at the special school for the deaf where his daughter, ...

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

February 16, 2018

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 ...

New Providence 2018 Municipal Budget Shaping up

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The borough is still working on the current year’s budget, but preliminary information on the budget figures were revealed at Monday's council meeting. Councilman Michael Gennaro said that the Budget Committee, which includes himself, Mayor Al Morgan and Councilwoman Nadine Geoffroy, had a “very constructive meeting” ...

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

February 19, 2018

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 ...

Military Vet Gives and Gives Again; Vet’s Flag Flies at Summit Speech School in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - U.S. Army reservist and school parent Sergeant Luke Romaniecki noticed that Summit Speech School’s flag was caught around the flag pole and tattered. He asked if the school wanted to fly “his” flag—a flag presented to him in honor of his service in Iraq for the U.S. Army. Now it proudly flies at the special school for the deaf where his daughter, ...

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

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 ...

New Law Requires Amateur Sports Organizations To Report Sexual Abuse

February 17, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — . – Senate Bill 534, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law on Jan. 14, 2018, effective immediately.

The bill imposes a duty on amateur sports organizations, including US Equestrian and its members, to report suspected sex-abuse to local or federal law enforcement or to a ...

Former US Postal Service Employee from Rahway Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Deliver Narcotics Packages

February 13, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Leonard Gresham, a 50-year-old Rahway resident, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to intercepting and delivering packages containing illegal narcotics in exchange for cash bribes, it was announced by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino.

Gresham pleaded guilty U.S. District Judge Esther D. Salas in Newark federal court, where he was charged with one count of ...

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

February 14, 2018

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, ...

New Providence Police Make Multiple Arrests for Driving With a Suspended License, Mariuana Possession and More

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police reported they made multiple arrests for driving while suspended and outstanding warrants, as well as possession of marijuana, during the past two weeks. The department is also seeking information related to a stolen Bobcat fork lift and trailer, 

01/24- Patrolman Joseph DiParisi arrested Amanda Brown, 21, of Garwood for possession of ...

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 ...

Six Arrested, Including Clergy, at ‘Clean Dream’ Sit-In at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office

February 6, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six protesters, including four clergy members, who were  holding a sit-in at Congressman Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield to support “Dreamers” were arrested Monday, according to Westfield police.

The Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in Montclair, Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of B’nai Keshet in Montclair, ...

Wrestling: Owen Smith Captures District 16 Title; Four New Providence Wrestlers Advance to Regions

February 18, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - New Providence senior Owen Smith took first place in the NJSIAA District 16 Championships on Saturday at Millburn High School. Smith, now 33-1, wrestled Rob Saum of Watchung Hills (32-5) 6 to 2 in the 152 pound final.  

Smith will advance to the Region IV Tournament where he will be joined by teammates Joe ...

Boys Basketball: New Providence County Tournament Run Ends Falling to SPF, 56-41, Behind Raiders' Stellar Defense

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ- It was a heartbreaker on Valentine's Day for the Pioneers. The New Providence boys basketball team was eliminated in the second round of the county tournament with a 56-41 loss to Scotch Plains-Fanwood.

In order to gain revenge on offensive juggernaut New Providence Wednesday night, Scotch Plains-Fanwood needed to play flawless defense, distribute the ...

Boys Basketball: Meyers' Last Second Heroics Secures New Providence Victory Over Morristown Beard

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ- Up by a single point with a minute left, New Providence's Greg Meyers was locked in a stare down with a Crimson player. With the ball secured underarm, Morristown Beard stood statuesque in the dying moments of the game.

The crowd booed as the clock ran down, and with 15 seconds left, the Crimson's final gambit began. They moved the ball down low, but New Providence ...

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Home for Good Dog Rescue's Annual "Taste of Italy" Dinner & Tricky Tray

February 19, 2018

For the ninth consecutive year, Home for Good Dog Rescue's "Taste of Italy" Spaghetti & Meatballs Dinner and Tricky Tray returns to the Long Hill Community Center in Stirling, NJ. More than 300 guests will gather on Saturday, March 3, for a family-friendly Italian-themed dinner featuring a wealth of prize baskets, including but not limited to gift certificates, pet products and ...

Plainfield Symphony Presents “Shostakovich: A Light from the Darkness”

 

On March 10, 2018 at 7 pm, the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Charles Prince, will feature the opportunity to experience more of the music of the great 20th century composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. Concertmistress Evelyn Estava will step into the role of soloist in the tour-de-force Violin Concerto No. 1 followed by the rarely performed Symphony No ...

Annual Dinner and Tricky Tray Returns to Support Rescue Dogs

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Guests can win more than 100 prize baskets, enjoy a full-scale Italian-themed dinner, take part in a super 50/50 raffle, and make a tangible difference to thousands of rescue dogs on March 3 as Home for Good Dog Rescue’s annual “Taste of Italy” Spaghetti & Meatballs Dinner and Tricky Tray returns for the ninth consecutive year to the Long Hill ...

Center for Hope Hospice Starts 2018 with $10,000 Donation from RSI Bank

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – RSI Bank, headquartered in Rahway, has been a long-time supporter of the Center for Hope Hospice, which offers hospice and palliative care in its two residences, in patients’ homes and other healthcare settings.

A generous donation from the bank has helped the Center start the year with $10,000 more in its Charitable Care Program, which enables those ...

Third Annual Rockin' For Autism Music Festival

All-day festival benefiting Autism New Jersey will feature local bands, food trucks, vendors, a merchant raffle, bake sale, obstacle course and lots of family fun! Join us for a day of great music, food, fun -- and help us raise funds and awareness for a great cause.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday. April 14, in LaGrande Park. 200 LaGrande Ave., ...

Register Now to Save! Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA Early Bird Registration until February 28

With summer just around the corner, it will be hard not to look out the window and dream of warmer days and cool, crystal clear pools that are ready for swimming and splashing. With the Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA early bird registration currently open, signing up sooner will save money and give you something to look forward to once the summer sun hits! Since 1964, the Berkeley ...

Democratic Party Would Be Making a Big Mistake by Not Recognizing Colleen Mahr's Talents

February 19, 2018

Dear Editor:

Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a valuable friend to the Township of Cranford. Whether it’s offering advice and assistance during devastating flood cleanup, supporting the Mayor's Council on the Rahway River, or her insight and assistance in meeting our affordable housing obligations, Mayor Mahr is always there for Cranford.

Colleen’s fairness and integrity is ...

Letter to NP Mayor and Council

I am writing to express my dismay at the New Providence Council’s actions at its February 12th meeting. The council voted to allow up to three council members (up from 2) to attend committee meetings. Because of Sunshine Laws no more than three can attend a meeting.  In my opion, the objective was to squeeze-out Mayor Morgan from committee meetings.  Without going into ...

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 ...

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