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History Cards for Kids...And Yes, Maybe Their Parents, Too

August 17, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - So what do we tell the children?...about the past, that is.

After a successful pilot program at the Deserted Village last fall, Union County’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is rolling out a History Trading Card series for youngsters to learn more about the history of the people and events that shaped Union County -- and the country --we know ...

Thriving Diversity Committee Uniting All People in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence is a community where people get along, Mayor Al Morgan said at the Monday, August 14 council meeting as he reflected on the events taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Hate never accomplishes anything,” he said. The Mayor and the Borough Council held a moment of silence to honor the victims of the recent violence and also for the ...

RVCC Planetarium Offers Free, Safe Viewing of Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg will be heating up with excitement in August, as the Planetarium—and the rest of the country—prepare for a total Solar Eclipse on August 21. It is the first time in 99 years that the U.S. is experiencing a coast-to-coast total Solar Eclipse. While the “Path of Totality” for complete viewing of ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

August 16, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

Landmark Sears on Route 22 to Close on Sept. 17

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Shoppers have until September 17 to make their final purchases from the landmark Sears store on Route 22 East at Terrill Road, according to employees at the store this morning. Signs both inside and outside the store promote Sears' going-out-of-business sales. 

In January, Sears announced a number of story closings, and it appeared for a time that the local ...

TLC Computer Services Can Be Your Personal IT Department

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Have you ever tried to get an important file from your computer for a meeting and discovered the computer is “updating” and won’t be available for an hour or more? 

Are you working remotely for a large corporation but have no support for your computer?

Has a virus infected your computer, encrypted all your files and demanded you pay a ...

History Cards for Kids...And Yes, Maybe Their Parents, Too

August 17, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - So what do we tell the children?...about the past, that is.

After a successful pilot program at the Deserted Village last fall, Union County’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is rolling out a History Trading Card series for youngsters to learn more about the history of the people and events that shaped Union County -- and the country --we know ...

Tips for Safely Viewing the Upcoming Solar Eclipse, and a Bit of History

NEW JERSEY – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at 2:44 ...

RVCC Planetarium Offers Free, Safe Viewing of Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg will be heating up with excitement in August, as the Planetarium—and the rest of the country—prepare for a total Solar Eclipse on August 21. It is the first time in 99 years that the U.S. is experiencing a coast-to-coast total Solar Eclipse. While the “Path of Totality” for complete viewing of ...

Going Off to College? Get Vote-by-Mail Ballots on Time By Registering Now, County Clerk Says

August 12, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - College students and others who plan to be out of state are being encouraged by the County Clerk to apply now for a vote-by-mail ballot.

“Exercising the right to vote is always important, and in this election cycle New Jersey voters will decide on a new Governor for the first time in eight years,” said Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi in a statement. “Make ...

Celebrate National Prosecco Day on Aug 13th

August 12, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Sunday, Aug. 13th, raise a glass to celebrate National Prosecco Day.

Prosecco comes from the village of the same name, in a suburb of Trieste, Italy, while Champagne, also in the sparkling wine family, is produced in France.

The main grape in Prosecco is called Glera, and it dates back to Roman times.  Prosecco can also be made with Perera, Bianchetta, and Verdiso, ...

Six Farmers’ Market Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - One of the best things about Summer is the plethora of Farmers’ Markets that pop up around the country. Farmers’ Markets have evolved from being a local “grocery store” to a community center where friends gather and catch up all while gathering local produce and food items. At many markets people bring the entire family and enjoy some of their discoveries ...

Family of Fallen Summit Police Officer Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

August 17, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11th will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30 while driving to ...

'Lights of Love for Charlottesville': Christ Church Hosts 'Vigil for Peace' Aug. 14

SUMMIT, NJ - In a program that will see "little candles of love lit to combat the torches of hate," The Summit Interfaith Council will host 'Lights of Love for Charlottesville,' a "vigil for peace," August 14, from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. at Christ Church in Summit.

The Virginia city was the site of a August 12 "Unite the Right" ...

Fundraising Site Launched to Save the 'Legend of Watchung' Mural

WATCHUNG, NJ - An online tax-deductible fundraising site was established and is now accepting donations to save the 'Legend of Watchung' mural at the Sears store on Route 22. Demolition of the Sears building is slated for September 17.

A gofundme site was established to save the mural and benefits the Watchung Community Foundation. To donate, go ...

History Cards for Kids...And Yes, Maybe Their Parents, Too

August 17, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - So what do we tell the children?...about the past, that is.

After a successful pilot program at the Deserted Village last fall, Union County’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is rolling out a History Trading Card series for youngsters to learn more about the history of the people and events that shaped Union County -- and the country --we know ...

New Providence Tennis Association Concerned about Court Conditions

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence tennis players would like to see some improvements in the courts and change the scheduling system. Clivia Esposito spoke on behalf of the New Providence Tennis Association at the Monday, August 14 council meeting and asked the council to fix the existing tennis facilities.

The association runs “all kinds of” tennis programs in borough ...

Chatham to Hold 2nd Annual "Out of the Darkness Walk" Sept. 23 at Cougar Field

CHATHAM, NJ -The Chatham Township Committee announced its continuing efforts to raise awareness of suicide prevention with its 2nd Annual Chatham Township "Out of the Darkness Community Walk" on Saturday, Sept. 23 to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

The event will take place, rain or shine, at Cougar Field located at 320 Shunpike Road in ...

Chatham to Hold 2nd Annual "Out of the Darkness Walk" Sept. 23 at Cougar Field

August 16, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ -The Chatham Township Committee announced its continuing efforts to raise awareness of suicide prevention with its 2nd Annual Chatham Township "Out of the Darkness Community Walk" on Saturday, Sept. 23 to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

The event will take place, rain or shine, at Cougar Field located at 320 Shunpike Road in ...

USA Mental Health First Aid Training is in Springfield on September 9, Register by August 22

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Mental Health First Aid Training will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Chisholm Community Center at 100 South Springfield Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081.  The program fee of $45 includes course materials and a light lunch, and is payable online with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.  A minimum of ten participants is required ...

U.S. News Announces 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and Nationally

NEW JERSEY -- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state. According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on factors including survival, patient safety, and nurse staffing, among others. The rankings also looked at treatment of specialties ...

Family of Fallen Summit Police Officer Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

August 17, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11th will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30 while driving to ...

Springfield Avenue Bridge Alert: Motorists Must Adhere Strictly to Detour Signs during Construction

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - An resident whose wife was involved in a car crash while trying to negotiate the detour associated the Springfield Avenue Bridge reconstruction asked council members to make the detour signs more easily understood.

The request, which came near the end of the Tuesday, Aug. 15 Council meeting, was met with understanding by council, administrative ...

New Providence is Named One of 100 Safest Cities In America for 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The borough is listed as the 67th  safest city in America in a report generated by SafeWise.com, “your source for home security and safety advice,” according to its website.

The group issued its list of the 100 Safest Cities in America for 2017 on Monday, Aug. 14, and it may surprise many who look at the list the number of New Jersey communities that ...

Resurrection Liturgy for Pastor Mac Sunday, August 20th at 3 p.m.

August 18, 2017

Rev. Dr. Murdoch MacPherson–Pastor Mac–passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 13, 2017, surrounded by his family and pastor at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He was 74.  The Resurrection Liturgy will be on Sunday, August 20th at 3 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street, New Providence. Please see website for directions and parking information. Overflow seating ...

'Lights of Love for Charlottesville': Christ Church Hosts 'Vigil for Peace' Aug. 14

SUMMIT, NJ - In a program that will see "little candles of love lit to combat the torches of hate," The Summit Interfaith Council will host 'Lights of Love for Charlottesville,' a "vigil for peace," August 14, from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. at Christ Church in Summit.

The Virginia city was the site of a August 12 "Unite the Right" ...

'Lights of Love for Charlottesville': Christ Church Hosts 'Vigil for Peace' Aug. 14

SUMMIT, NJ - In a program that will see "little candles of love lit to combat the torches of hate," The Summit Interfaith Council will host 'Lights of Love for Charlottesville,' a "vigil for peace," August 14, from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. at Christ Church in Summit.

The Virginia city was the site of a August 12 "Unite the Right" ...

New Providence Tennis Association Concerned about Court Conditions

August 17, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence tennis players would like to see some improvements in the courts and change the scheduling system. Clivia Esposito spoke on behalf of the New Providence Tennis Association at the Monday, August 14 council meeting and asked the council to fix the existing tennis facilities.

The association runs “all kinds of” tennis programs in borough ...

New Providence 11U Gold Wins NPGL Title!

The undefeated New Providence 11U Gold team completed a perfect season by defeating the also previously undefeated Elmora Troopers 4 - 3 in the finals of the 2017 NPGL baseball season. The Pioneers knew coming into the game, they had to play the perfect game, and they did just that. 

After a top of the first run by Elmora, the Pioneers struck back with 4 runs in the bottom of the ...

10U Little League Troopers From Elizabeth Become Mid-Atlantic Baseball Champs

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elmora Youth Little League Troopers made team history Friday when they became Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, but fell short in gaining the top tournament title.

MORE: State Little League Champs in Elizabeth Need Help Getting to Regionals

The team’s wins come after an outpouring of financial and moral support which helped get them to the 9-10 Little League ...

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Freeholders Fail to Protect Roselle Taxpayers

August 11, 2017

Dear Editor,

The residents of Roselle are in for a rude awakening when the Democratic town council along with the BOE finally lowers the boom on the taxpayer’s wallets. Ground has already been broken for former Mayor Jamel Holley’s early learning and community center, the $50 million “Mind and Body Complex”. The proposed complex is the largest project that the UC ...

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Learn About Pirates of the Atlantic at New Providence Memorial Library

August 17, 2017

In honor of National Talk Like a Pirate Day, learn about real pirates on the Atlantic Ocean & Caribbean Sea and how they influenced population shifts, colonization of the Americas and the slave trade from the 1400s to the 1800s.  And find out how they talked, too!

The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence, NJ. For ...

Congressman Lance Tours the Veterans Center at Union’s Cranford Campus

On Mon., July 31, 2017, Congressman Leonard Lance visited Union County College’s Cranford campus and toured the Veterans Center with Union County College's President Margaret M. McMenamin. Located in the Helen E. Chaney Student Services Center on the first floor of the Student Development Building, the Veterans Center is a new addition to the campus since the building opened in ...

Yankees' Matt Holliday Featured Speaker at Men's Breakfast

On Saturday, September 16th, from 7 to 9 a.m., the Presbyterian Church at New Providence is hosting a Men's Breakfast, featuring Matt Holliday of the New York Yankees. Matt Holliday is a 7-time All Star and a 4-time Silver Slugger award recipient. He has also won the NL Batting Championship and the NLCS MVP award. As a Cardinal, he helped win a World Series.

Despite all these career ...

St. James in Springfield Presents the Living Rosary

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - St. James the Apostle Church in Springfield is creating a Rosary Garden in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the Blessed Mother’s appearances at Fatima. The garden will be blessed and a Living Rosary will be prayed on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m..  This date corresponds to the Blessed Mother's fourth appearance at Fatima. All are invited.

Volunteers Needed for Fall Adapted Horseback Riding Program

No Equestrian Experience Required to Assist Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

The Somerset County Park Commission Therapeutic Recreation Department and Lord Stirling Stable are seeking volunteers to assist with the T.R.A.I.L.S (Therapeutic Recreation Adapted Instruction at Lord Stirling) program on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings beginning September 12 and 13. Two class ...

Achieving Well-Rounded Perfection

Ah, the always tricky student resume.  The part of college applications that make students question whether their innate interests are worthwhile.  I get endless questions about not only how to design a student resume but more specifically what activities students should be sure are on there.  It seems crazy that we’re willing to model what are meant to be ventures of ...

Staring at the Sun

Sometime during the morning of August 21st, millions of Americans will crowd toe to toe on a narrow ribbon of land stretching across the continental United States for the opportunity to stand in the moon’s full shadow for two minutes.

 

I am not sure, but I think this is the celestial equivalent of traveling to Disneyland and waiting in line 90 minutes for a 30 second thrill ride ...

Tips for Safely Viewing the Upcoming Solar Eclipse, and a Bit of History

August 17, 2017

NEW JERSEY – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at 2:44 ...

Honored to Be Endorsed By an Organization That Supports Women and Their Choices

August 11, 2017

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I am honored to announce that today, in Trenton, Planned Parenthood of New Jersey endorsed my candidacy for State Legislature. Before a pink-clad crowd, I proudly stood alongside Democratic candidate for Governor Phil Murphy; Assemblywoman Liz Muoio and Assemblyman Troy Singleton as Christine Sadovy, Legislative and Political Director Planned Parenthood ...