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Riley Kinum and Chris Kang Receive UCIAC Scholar-Athlete Awards

May 27, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The 2018 Union County Interscholastic Association Conference Scholar-Athlete award has been earned by New Providence High School seniors Riley Kinum and Chris Kang for their excellence on the field athletically and off the field academically over the course of their four years in high school.

Each year, the school athletic department selects a male and ...

Salt Brook School Teacher Calls for Attention to Students’ Mental Health

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – As the Board of Education (BOE) President Adam Smith expressed the board’s condolences to the victims of yet another school shooting tragedy in Texas, James Vopal, teacher at the Salt Brook School, brought up mental health issues. In New Jersey, the biggest threat to students’ well-being is not gun violence, but mental health issues, Vopal said at the ...

Curriculum and Instruction Updates Presented at the New Providence BOE Meeting

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) heard a presentation on the district’s curriculum and instruction updates at its Thursday, May 24 meeting. Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision led the powerpoint presentation along with Reading Specialist Katherine Blanco and Middle School Principal Karin Kidd.

The Reading Specialist Program was ...

Hometown Hero Banners on Display in New Providence for Memorial Day

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Take a stroll downtown to pay tribute to the 101 local service men and women that are honored on banners that are hung from streetlights in New Providence for Memorial Day . Click here to locate specific Hometown Heroes. 

Detective Michael Hand and the New Providence PBA 132 launched the Hometown Hero Banner Program in 2016.  They ...

Tyler DeGeorge Among Students Recognized for Accomplishments During Annual NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete Luncheon

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence senior Tyler DeGeorge was among the 364  high school student-athletes honored by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) for their achievements as Scholar-Athletes at the 25th Annual Scholar Athlete luncheon at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ on Sunday, May 22.

Since 1993, administrators at each NJSIAA member ...

Cycling Champ Laura Van Gilder Returns to Somerville Memorial Day to Defend Race Title

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Van Gilder, 54-year-old cycling champion from Cresco, Pa., will return to defend her title at the 75th annual Tour of Somerville on Memorial Day, attempting an unprecedented fifth win in the 25-mile women's race, just one of several races that begin at 10:30 a.m..

The Kugler-Anderson Tour of Somerville, often referred to as the Kentucky Derby of ...

Hometown Hero Banners on Display in New Providence for Memorial Day

May 26, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Take a stroll downtown to pay tribute to the 101 local service men and women that are honored on banners that are hung from streetlights in New Providence for Memorial Day . Click here to locate specific Hometown Heroes. 

Detective Michael Hand and the New Providence PBA 132 launched the Hometown Hero Banner Program in 2016.  They ...

'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 ...

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, ...

Riley Kinum and Chris Kang Receive UCIAC Scholar-Athlete Awards

May 27, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The 2018 Union County Interscholastic Association Conference Scholar-Athlete award has been earned by New Providence High School seniors Riley Kinum and Chris Kang for their excellence on the field athletically and off the field academically over the course of their four years in high school.

Each year, the school athletic department selects a male and ...

Salt Brook School Teacher Calls for Attention to Students’ Mental Health

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – As the Board of Education (BOE) President Adam Smith expressed the board’s condolences to the victims of yet another school shooting tragedy in Texas, James Vopal, teacher at the Salt Brook School, brought up mental health issues. In New Jersey, the biggest threat to students’ well-being is not gun violence, but mental health issues, Vopal said at the ...

Curriculum and Instruction Updates Presented at the New Providence BOE Meeting

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) heard a presentation on the district’s curriculum and instruction updates at its Thursday, May 24 meeting. Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision led the powerpoint presentation along with Reading Specialist Katherine Blanco and Middle School Principal Karin Kidd.

The Reading Specialist Program was ...

Union County Clerk Extends Office Hours, June 2nd for Primary Election Voters Using Mail-In Ballots

May 24, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that her Main Office in Elizabeth will be open for special hours on Saturday, June 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for voters seeking last-minute mail-in ballots. Ms. Rajoppi’s Annex Office in Westfield will also be open for ballots on June 2 for its regular Saturday hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“Any voter can use a ...

Teen Teaches 99-Year-Old WWll Veteran To Use A Smart Phone

May 23, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ –  Sitting and speaking with Hayward Wheaton at his home in Scotch Plains is like taking a step back in history. On October 30 Hayward will turn 100, and is hoping to celebrate with a small party and a big chocolate cake.

Originally from Jersey City, Hayward can remember when he made $60 a month working as an elevator operator, when the mailman came twice a day (stamps ...

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 ...

Hometown Hero Banners on Display in New Providence for Memorial Day

May 26, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Take a stroll downtown to pay tribute to the 101 local service men and women that are honored on banners that are hung from streetlights in New Providence for Memorial Day . Click here to locate specific Hometown Heroes. 

Detective Michael Hand and the New Providence PBA 132 launched the Hometown Hero Banner Program in 2016.  They ...

New Providence Council Approves One, Postpones Another Mountain Avenue Speed Limit Ordinance

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved and held a public hearing on the ordinance to reduce the speed limit on Mountain Avenue between South Street and Division Avenue from 40/mph to 35/mph at its Monday, May 21 meeting. However, the council decided more discussion is needed to reduce the speed from 45/mph to 40 mph west of Glenside Road at the South Street intersection.

The ...

New Providence Council Honors Its Public Works Department Employees

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council honored the New Providence Public Works Department (DPW) Staff for their commitment and dedication to the borough at its Monday, May 21 meeting. The council also designated May 21-26, 2018 as Public Works Appreciation Week. Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation commending the DPW.

“Public works infrastructure, facilities and services are ...

Red Cross Calls for Summer Blood Donations to Prevent Shortage

May 22, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.

 

Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients ...

DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual 'Stroke Symposium'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose symptoms aren’t treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

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 ...

Operators of Monmouth Park Say Sports Betting Delay Cost Them $139 Million

May 25, 2018

OCEANPORT, N.J. — The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, which operates Monmouth Park is seeking damages for lost revenues it claims was the result of a long legal battle over sports betting.

The association filed a motion seeking damages in the New Jersey District Court in Trenton on May 24.

The Supreme Court recently ruled that a federal law banning sports betting ...

Obituaries

Mrs. Jane Ehnis, formerly of Vero Beach, Fl. and New Providence, NJ, passed away at age 93 on May ...
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Borough Council Recognizes New Providence Rescue Squad; Appoints New Patrolman

May 22, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council honored the members of the New Providence Rescue Squad at its Monday, May 21 meeting where Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation on the occasion. The proclamation declared May 20-27, 2018 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week in order to recognize all the EMS volunteers who dedicate countless hours of their time to help others.

The New ...

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 ...

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 ...

Berkeley Heights Council Chooses Toll Brothers to Redevelop the Hamilton Avenue Property

May 23, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The council unanimously chose Toll Brothers as the redeveloper for the Hamilton Avenue Property.

Toll Brothers’ final bid for the land was $10,500,000. They will build 47 market value townhomes and 20 affordable housing units on the approximately 15-acre site. The four-bedroom townhomes, with the master bedroom on the main floor, and three more bedrooms ...

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 ...

Riley Kinum and Chris Kang Receive UCIAC Scholar-Athlete Awards

May 27, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The 2018 Union County Interscholastic Association Conference Scholar-Athlete award has been earned by New Providence High School seniors Riley Kinum and Chris Kang for their excellence on the field athletically and off the field academically over the course of their four years in high school.

Each year, the school athletic department selects a male and ...

Tyler DeGeorge Among Students Recognized for Accomplishments During Annual NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete Luncheon

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence senior Tyler DeGeorge was among the 364  high school student-athletes honored by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) for their achievements as Scholar-Athletes at the 25th Annual Scholar Athlete luncheon at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ on Sunday, May 22.

Since 1993, administrators at each NJSIAA member ...

Boys Lacrosse: New Providnce Season Ends in 6-5 Heartbreaker Against Madison in State Semifinal

 MADISON, NJ- A heartbreaking last second goal eliminated New Providence from the NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 1 State Tournament on Wednesday. The Pioneers (16-5) lost 6-5 against Madison in the semifinal round.

New Providence started the fourth quarter down by two. With their backs to the wall, they controlled the game with offensive zone time. They broke ...

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Lord Stirling To Host Hunter Pace On June 3

May 26, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and the Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable will host the Spring Private Horse Hunter Pace on Sunday, June 3, 2018 beginning at 9 a.m. with the last team departing by 1 p.m.  

Lord Stirling Stable is located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ.  The Hunter Pace is ...

Union County College President Received Prestigious Award from Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

CRANFORD – Union County College’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was one of 35 college presidents from throughout the nation to receive a Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction during PTK Catalyst 2018, the Society’s annual convention, in Kansas City, Missouri, held from April 19-21.

The award honors college presidents who have demonstrated ...

A Better Summer with the Y: Join by May 31 and Have Your Joiner Fee Waiver!

From now through the end of May, new members joining the Berkeley Heights YMCA will have their joiners fee waived, because at the Y we believe that everyone deserves to reach their health and wellness goals. With a savings of up to $95, you can focus on the perks of being a Berkeley Heights YMCA member:

Unlimited attendance to more than 100 group fitness classes a week
• State of ...

How the Holi Color Festival Came to Summit; Event Planner Shares Her Story

May 21, 2018

Back in India, Holi was a holiday observed by almost all states. The holiday would be declared at all educational institutes and offices. It's a two day spring festival also known as the festival of colors. The festival signifies the victory of good over bad, the arrival of spring with the fragrance of flowers in the air and aura of warmth and happiness.

Holi festival is the time ...

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 ...

Cycling Champ Laura Van Gilder Returns to Somerville Memorial Day to Defend Race Title

May 26, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Van Gilder, 54-year-old cycling champion from Cresco, Pa., will return to defend her title at the 75th annual Tour of Somerville on Memorial Day, attempting an unprecedented fifth win in the 25-mile women's race, just one of several races that begin at 10:30 a.m..

The Kugler-Anderson Tour of Somerville, often referred to as the Kentucky Derby of ...

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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It’s is a bizarre time of year as a college counselor as I find myself at both the beginning and end of this process.  Sophomores and juniors are excitedly and idealistically starting to consider what will be important to them in a school.  At the same time, while only separated by a year or two, my seniors have all committed within the past month to a school and have spent the ...