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$37,500 of Food Collected for the Needy by Boy Scouts, Then Delivered by Faith Lutheran Church Volunteers

December 10, 2017

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Saturday, Nov. 18, eighty-three members of Faith Lutheran Church and thirty-seven members of the New Providence community gathered at Faith to sort and pack $37,500 of canned and packaged food for the needy.  The food filled 743 boxes. 

During the prior weekend Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts distributed bags to the doorsteps of the ...

U.S. Postal Service Delivers Reinforcements to the Chathams to Calm 'Perfect Storm'; Will Hold Office Hours for Citizen Complaints

CHATHAM, NJ - The U.S. Postal Service sent four representatives to Chatham Borough Hall on Friday morning and met with local officials to discuss ways to alleviate problems brought to its attention about unreliable mail delivery.

Keith Reid, post office operations manager, explained how he had brought in as many as 15 extra mail carriers to take care of lagging deliveries in the Chathams. The ...

Suburban Chamber of Commerce Installs New Officers and Board at Holiday Party

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce elected its 2018 Board of Directors and Officers at its annual holiday party on Wednesday evening at CWI.design in New Providence. 

Outgoing Chair Mike Shapiro, founder and CEO of TAPinto, thanked the 2017 Directors and Officers for their service and the Chamber membership for their support.  He discussed a series ...

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil in Summit Dec. 13 to Remember Lives Lost, Call for Greater Gun Violence Prevention

SUMMIT, NJ - On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, congregations in the Summit community will partner to hold a candlelight vigil calling for gun violence prevention. The public event will be held December 13, beginning at 6 p.m., at Congregation Ohr Shalom in Summit.

The vigil commemorates the lives lost on December 14, 2012, when a gunman ...

Shared Service Agreement Adds Summit to New Providence Court System

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council authorized a Shared Service Agreement with Summit regarding the operation of a shared municipal court at its Monday, Dec. 4 meeting. Councilman Robert Munoz explained that New Providence and Berkeley Heights already have a joint court agreement. Summit will be added to the system as of December 2017.

The council also appointed Jessie Parisi as the ...

Santa Claus Is Big Hit at the New Providence Firehouse

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Though the weather outside was frightful this Saturday afternoon, the New Providence Firehouse was toasty and warm, decked out for the holiday season and filled with children and parents waiting to have a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and ask for the gifts they are wishing for this year. There were cookies and hot cocoa and coffee, all provided by the New Providence ...

Santa Claus Is Big Hit at the New Providence Firehouse

December 10, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Though the weather outside was frightful this Saturday afternoon, the New Providence Firehouse was toasty and warm, decked out for the holiday season and filled with children and parents waiting to have a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and ask for the gifts they are wishing for this year. There were cookies and hot cocoa and coffee, all provided by the New Providence ...

NJ Intergenerational Orchestra's Annual Family Holiday Concert on Dec. 17

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will continue its 2017-2018 season with its annual Family Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec.17. The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. at New Providence High School, and will feature performances from all three of NJIO’s orchestral ensembles and special guests. Admission is free, but donations gratefully ...

(Photo's) Morristown's Gingerbread Wonderland Features 179 Edible Masterpieces 

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 26th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland at Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a candy lovers dream. Over 179 edible masterpieces have been crafted by schools, scouts, families and individuals for this year's wonderland and craft show.

Submissions feature awe-inspiring, edible gingerbread creations featuring Gingerbread houses, Santa's workshop, Santa's Village, ...

Suburban Chamber of Commerce Installs New Officers and Board at Holiday Party

December 10, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce elected its 2018 Board of Directors and Officers at its annual holiday party on Wednesday evening at CWI.design in New Providence. 

Outgoing Chair Mike Shapiro, founder and CEO of TAPinto, thanked the 2017 Directors and Officers for their service and the Chamber membership for their support.  He discussed a series ...

Watchung Car Dealership Agrees to Repay $37,500 in Stolen Deposits

WATCHUNG, NJ - A car dealer on Route 22 has agreed to pay $37,500 to six consumers whose cash deposits were allegedly stolen by a sales representative who has since been fired, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs  announced.

Liccardi Ford, Inc. (“Liccardi Ford”), which does business as Liccardi Ford Lincoln and Liccardi Auto ...

Watchung Car Dealership Agrees to Repay $37,500 in Stolen Deposits

WATCHUNG, NJ - A car dealer on Route 22 has agreed to pay $37,500 to six consumers whose cash deposits were allegedly stolen by a sales representative who has since been fired, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs  announced.

Liccardi Ford, Inc. (“Liccardi Ford”), which does business as Liccardi Ford Lincoln and Liccardi Auto ...

Union County College to Host Healthcare Job Fair on Dec. 13

December 7, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ – If you are interested in working in the healthcare field, visit Union County College’s Plainfield Campus (232 East Second St.) on Dec. 13, 2017.

A Healthcare Job Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in UCC's Logos Building. This employment opportunity is being hosted by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training ...

Governor Livingston High School Students Tour United Nations

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Presidents, Prime Ministers, Premiers and Revolutionaries in fatigues, the United Nations has had many historic figures address the General Assembly in New York. Recently, 100 junior and senior Governor Livingston students visited the UN to take a firsthand look.

Upon arrival, the students toured the exhibit titled The United Nations: Moments and Milestones. The ...

Summit's Beacon UU, Fountain Baptist Church to Commemorate Banner Raising Dec. 3

SUMMIT, NJ - In September of 2016, two Summit houses of worship -- Fountain Baptist Church and Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) -- raised Black Lives Matter banners, and jointly participated in a march through the Hilltop City that drew more than 500 people from the community and neighboring towns.

To commemorate the one-year anniversary, the two congregations will unite ...

American Legion Post 433 Holds Annual Cookie Walk

December 1, 2017

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Prepare to be amazed at the quality and quantity of cookies that will be available at the Annual Cookie Walk.

Bakers are encouraged to bake up some special treats as a donation for this benefit from which all proceeds go to The Christopher B. Cosgrove III, USMC Memorial Fund.

A $5 donation allows participants to walk around the cookie-filled tables and ...

Cheers! The Prestige Diner Raises The Bar For Dining In New Providence

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When the double doors to the Prestige Diner are unlocked each morning at 6:00 a.m., they do not get an extended breather until they are locked again at midnight (or 2:00 a.m. on weekends). Downtime is only for the hundreds of regulars who go in and out of the Prestige on any given day (and night). It hardly seems worth it to close at all, ...

$37,500 of Food Collected for the Needy by Boy Scouts, Then Delivered by Faith Lutheran Church Volunteers

December 10, 2017

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Saturday, Nov. 18, eighty-three members of Faith Lutheran Church and thirty-seven members of the New Providence community gathered at Faith to sort and pack $37,500 of canned and packaged food for the needy.  The food filled 743 boxes. 

During the prior weekend Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts distributed bags to the doorsteps of the ...

Relay 2018 Returns to Governor Livingston High School

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2018 Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence and Summit will be returning to Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights on June 2-3.

"We are excited about the possibility of Relay for Life returning to Governor Livingston High School in 2018.  This event is an integral part of our community and an incredible ...

Rescue Dog Flies to New Jersey for Surgery and to Seek New Year’s Home

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A 7-month-old rescue dog will earn his wings this Sunday as Home for Good Dog Rescue flies him to New Jersey for a surgical procedure that will save his leg from amputation.

Kingsley, a purebred English Springer Spaniel, and 15 other dogs from Home for Good Dog Rescue’s Aiken, SC rescue facility will board the plane of New Jersey pilot Thomas Callahan to land ...

Shared Service Agreement Adds Summit to New Providence Court System

December 10, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council authorized a Shared Service Agreement with Summit regarding the operation of a shared municipal court at its Monday, Dec. 4 meeting. Councilman Robert Munoz explained that New Providence and Berkeley Heights already have a joint court agreement. Summit will be added to the system as of December 2017.

The council also appointed Jessie Parisi as the ...

Berkeley Heights Police Department Investigates Complaint Against Dispatcher About Hang Ups on Two 911 Calls

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Police Department recently conducted an Internal Affairs Investigation of the way in which a police dispatcher handled a 911 call after receiving a complaint from a retired Maryland State Trooper that the 911 dispatcher hung up on him twice.

The caller was a former Virginia State Police Officer and Maryland State Trooper Reginald Garrett. He attended the ...

Residents, Patrons Raise Traffic and Noise Concerns

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Traffic safety issues once again brought a number of residents and parents whose children attend the Indigo Gymnastics Center to the Monday, Dec. 4 council meeting. This time the cause of alarm is that a new company with potential truck traffic is planning to move in the 705 Central Avenue Location. Both the Summit Speech School and the Indigo Gymnastic Center ...

Union County College to Host Healthcare Job Fair on Dec. 13

December 7, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ – If you are interested in working in the healthcare field, visit Union County College’s Plainfield Campus (232 East Second St.) on Dec. 13, 2017.

A Healthcare Job Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in UCC's Logos Building. This employment opportunity is being hosted by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training ...

Providence Celebrates Third Anniversary with Gala Holiday Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Providence Health and Fitness invites the public to their third anniversary Holiday Party on Thursday, December 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate their third anniversary at their unique holistic facility at 18 South Street in New Providence..

“When we started, we wanted to create an all-inclusive health and fitness facility that provided folks with a wide variety ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center

SUMMIT, NJ - It takes a village…not just to raise a child, but to treat patients with brain tumors. The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center in Overlook Medical Center is the medical version of a village and, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the official ribbon cutting ceremony marked its grand opening.

Members of the Glasser Foundation, two of the three co-directors of the Glasser Brain Tumor ...

Equus Film Festival Winners

December 3, 2017

A total of 83 filmmakers, artists and authors were honored with WINNIE Awards at the 2017 EQUUS Film Festival in New York City on Nov. 17-19.

They came from near and far with close to 50 there to receive their WINNIES in person.

FILMS

1. Equestrian Music Video – JAR – I Ride Horses

2. Equestrian Music Video – Short – Lynny Price – Ride it Out- A Song for ...

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil in Summit Dec. 13 to Remember Lives Lost, Call for Greater Gun Violence Prevention

December 10, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, congregations in the Summit community will partner to hold a candlelight vigil calling for gun violence prevention. The public event will be held December 13, beginning at 6 p.m., at Congregation Ohr Shalom in Summit.

The vigil commemorates the lives lost on December 14, 2012, when a gunman ...

Watchung Car Dealership Agrees to Repay $37,500 in Stolen Deposits

WATCHUNG, NJ - A car dealer on Route 22 has agreed to pay $37,500 to six consumers whose cash deposits were allegedly stolen by a sales representative who has since been fired, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs  announced.

Liccardi Ford, Inc. (“Liccardi Ford”), which does business as Liccardi Ford Lincoln and Liccardi Auto ...

Watchung Car Dealership Agrees to Repay $37,500 in Stolen Deposits

WATCHUNG, NJ - A car dealer on Route 22 has agreed to pay $37,500 to six consumers whose cash deposits were allegedly stolen by a sales representative who has since been fired, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs  announced.

Liccardi Ford, Inc. (“Liccardi Ford”), which does business as Liccardi Ford Lincoln and Liccardi Auto ...

Obituaries

Frank Bottone died on Nov. 9, 2017, in the hospice unit of St. Barnabas Hospital, following a ...
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Santa Claus Is Big Hit at the New Providence Firehouse

December 10, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Though the weather outside was frightful this Saturday afternoon, the New Providence Firehouse was toasty and warm, decked out for the holiday season and filled with children and parents waiting to have a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and ask for the gifts they are wishing for this year. There were cookies and hot cocoa and coffee, all provided by the New Providence ...

ConRail Working on Track Clean Up Following Friday's Derailment in Union; Train Service Still Suspended

UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union.

“There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of the tracks from the Roselle Park line all the way through ...

New Providence Police Chief Addresses 'Questionable' Traffic Stop Incident

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police Chief Anthony Buccelli, Jr. has provided a statement in response to Monday's recount of a "questionable" traffic stop by Officer Guerreiro at a borough council meeting by a former out-of-state trooper. The former trooper addressed the Mayor and Council claiming the stop was questionable and based on racial profiling.

The ...

Chatham Borough Engineer: Where will the 8,900 Cars Go if Hillside Avenue is Turned into a Cul-de-sac?

November 28, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Engineer Vince DeNave summed up the conundrum before Chatham residents and council members when it comes to the prospect of turning Hillside Avenue into a Cul-de-sac: "Where are the cars going to go?"

Chatham Township's move to rezone the 30-acre Dixiedale Farm property from single-family to multi-family homes has ignited a push-back reaction ...

$37,500 of Food Collected for the Needy by Boy Scouts, Then Delivered by Faith Lutheran Church Volunteers

December 10, 2017

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Saturday, Nov. 18, eighty-three members of Faith Lutheran Church and thirty-seven members of the New Providence community gathered at Faith to sort and pack $37,500 of canned and packaged food for the needy.  The food filled 743 boxes. 

During the prior weekend Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts distributed bags to the doorsteps of the ...

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil in Summit Dec. 13 to Remember Lives Lost, Call for Greater Gun Violence Prevention

SUMMIT, NJ - On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, congregations in the Summit community will partner to hold a candlelight vigil calling for gun violence prevention. The public event will be held December 13, beginning at 6 p.m., at Congregation Ohr Shalom in Summit.

The vigil commemorates the lives lost on December 14, 2012, when a gunman ...

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and School Announces The Rev. Dr. Daniel Gunn as Priest-in-Charge

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and School, at 419 South Street, is pleased to announce the appointment of The Rev. Dr. Daniel Gunn as Priest-in-Charge.  Father Daniel, as he likes to be called, celebrated his first service at St. Andrew’s on Nov. 19.

Fr. Daniel comes to New Providence after serving as Assistant Rector of Christ Church ...

New Providence Athletes Honored At County Girls Soccer Awards Ceremony

December 9, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - New Providence girls soccer team earned honors at the Union County Girls Soccer Coaches Association end of the season awards dinner Wednesday evening at The Westwood in Garwood.

Senior midfielder Riley Kinum and junior midfielder Alana Ponte received the 2017 First Team honors for the Mountain Conference.

Junior midfielder Olivia Faucher and sophomore forward ...

Eric Katz Appointed as Head Coach for Maccabi USA's Youth Men's Baseball Team for the 2018 International Maccabi Youth Games

PHILADELPHIA, PA –  Eric Katz, of Watchung [formally of Berkeley Heights], was appointed as Head Coach of the Youth Men's Baseball team at the 2018 International Maccabi Youth Games. Katz has been coaching youth baseball for many years and led the MetroWest JCC baseball teams to six medals between 2008-2014, including two of which were gold.

“It is a ...

Watchung Hills Pop Warner JV Advances to Semis in Orlando, Game to be Broadcast Live on ESPN Today

ORLANDO, FL- The Watchung Hills Pop Warner Junior Varsity team improved to 12-1 on the season with a win over the Mid-Atlantic Region Champs, the Portsmouth Panthers from Virginia on Saturday, 22-13. The win also improved the four-year record to 48-5 and the Wolverines advance to the semi-finals on Tuesday, December 5 where they will face the Westchase Colts from Florida. Game Captains ...

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Bring Back the Solo Physician

November 30, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - As far back as we can remember, the hallmark of American medical care was that solo physician who greeted you by your first name and inquired about your family. He/she then directed you to the exam room and patiently discussed your concerns. After going over treatment recommendations and addressing your concerns, he/she finally waved good-bye.

Today the experience of an ...

“The Art of Flower and Garden Photography” Presentation with photographer, Brien Szabo

December 10, 2017

Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30 PM at the Cranford Community Center for the presentation, “The Art of Flower and Garden Photography” with photographer, Brien Szabo. Mr. Szabo will show how anyone can take great pictures with any kind of camera, from a phone to a simple point and shoot, to an expensive DSLR. He will also go over a variety of ...

Community Access Unlimited to hold open auditions for "Annie, Jr." in January

The CAU Community Players will be holding open auditions for their 2018 production of "Annie, Jr." Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., with callbacks 1:00-3:00 p.m. All auditions will take place in the auditorium of Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at 80 West Grand Street, Elizabeth, 07202.

The CAU ...

Chatham Rotary Club Offers Luminary Kits

Luminary Kits are now available. The Chatham Rotary is proud to be offering luminary kits again this year. We would not be able to do this fundraiser without the continued and generous support of Chatham Moving & Storage. For many years they have generously helped us with unloaded and storing 10 pallets of kitty litter!! We all appreciate the help of ShopRite of Chatham. The kits ...

Summit YMCA Holiday Angel Tree

Give a family joy and hope this holiday season.  Participate in the Summit YMCA's Holiday Angel Tree program.  Simply come to the Summit YMCA lounge during regular operating hours, where our tree stands, and pick a present tag off the tree.  Purchase the gift on the tag and return it unwrapped to the Member Services desk no later than December 20th. 

For ...

Union County College Names Betancourt as New Governor to the Board

CRANFORD – At the December 5, 2017 Joint Meeting of the Union County College Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, Rafael J. Betancourt, of Westfield, was sworn in to serve as a new Governor. Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel and Board of Governors Chair Elizabeth Garcia welcomed Mr. Betancourt to the meeting and initiated his swearing in.

Mr. Betancourt ...

Dr. Mohamad Cherry of Atlantic Health System to Lead Meeting Session of Multiple Studies at Top International Blood Cancer Conference

Mohamad Cherry, MD, will lead a major session on new discoveries about the most common type of acute adult leukemia and help present results of four major blood cancer studies at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 59th Annual Meeting, December 9-12 in Atlanta, GA.  The meeting is the world’s pre-eminent gathering of clinicians and researchers focused on blood diseases, who travel ...

Freight Train Derailment in Union

December 8, 2017

UNION, NJ - A freight train derailed in Union at about 2:15 p.m. this afternoon.

Preliminary details indicate that the train derailed past the Union Train Station.  According to Township of Union Business Administrator, the freight train contained 141 cars.  Eight were involved in the derailment.  Information on the contents of the freight cars are not yet ...

ConRail Working on Track Clean Up Following Friday's Derailment in Union; Train Service Still Suspended

December 9, 2017

UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union.

“There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of the tracks from the Roselle Park line all the way through ...

U.S. Postal Service Delivers Reinforcements to the Chathams to Calm 'Perfect Storm'; Will Hold Office Hours for Citizen Complaints

December 10, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The U.S. Postal Service sent four representatives to Chatham Borough Hall on Friday morning and met with local officials to discuss ways to alleviate problems brought to its attention about unreliable mail delivery.

Keith Reid, post office operations manager, explained how he had brought in as many as 15 extra mail carriers to take care of lagging deliveries in the Chathams. The ...

Thank You to the town of New Providence

November 28, 2017

     On behalf the of the Gelormini family, we want to extend our sincerest gratitude and thanks to the entire Borough of New Providence for their outpouring of love and support during this terrible time of grief and loss. For those that don’t know us, my husband and I are lifelong residents of New Providence. My husband Bob works for the Borough and was a volunteer fireman ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, December 11

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

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Mon, December 11, 9:30 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Aroma Flow Vinyasa

Health & Wellness

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Mon, December 11, 11:00 AM

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Hatha Yoga Flow

Health & Wellness

Mon, December 11, 12:30 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Senior Holiday Luncheon at the YMCA

Religions And Spirituality

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Mon, December 11, 5:30 PM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Lean Technique with Kathy

Health & Wellness

The Mommy's Review - Coco

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic ...