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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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Borough Council Recognizes New Providence Rescue Squad; Appoints New Patrolman

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 ...

Different is not Deficient, says Eighth Grader to Warren Township Board of Education

 

WARREN, NJ - Different is not synonymous with deficient and autism does not need to be cured, a Warren Middle School student told the Warren Township Board of Education at its meeting on Monday, May 21.

 

Johannes Wellerding, an eighth grade student at Warren Middle School, took the opportunity for public commentary at Monday night’s Board of Education ...

'Visions of Hope': Survivor's Paintings Exhibited at The Connection in Summit Beginning May 30

May 19, 2018

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, ...

B.I.G. Idea: Sixth Annual Expo of Women Entrepreneurs Set for June 14

May 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Entrepreneurial area business women will display products and services at the sixth annual B.I.G. Expo of Women Entrepreneurs June 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Twin Maples in Summit.Products and services will be showcased in myriad areas, including: jewelry, skin care, fitness facilities, moving services, legal ...

Chatham Breakfast Destination "Angie's" is Changing Hands After 26 Years; Come Say Goodbye to Owners Louiza & Jimmy

CHATHAM, NJ - Louiza Poulimenos hears the front door open at "Angie's" and glances over to see who it is. Noticing regulars, she immediately calls over the order to her husband, Jimmy, before the customers settle into a booth.

It's the welcoming kind of service Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos have been providing for Chatham customers at their restaurant on ...

Skin Deep Salon and Spa Honored as Suburban Chamber of Commerce Business Of the Year

SUMMIT, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce, which advocates for Businesses in Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights, honored Skin Deep Salon and Spa as Business of the Year at its Eighth Annual Service Awards Awards Dinner at The Grand Summit Hotel. 

Skin Deep Salon and Spa opened their doors in New Providence in 1994. "With three expansions and many lessons ...

Different is not Deficient, says Eighth Grader to Warren Township Board of Education

May 22, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - Different is not synonymous with deficient and autism does not need to be cured, a Warren Middle School student told the Warren Township Board of Education at its meeting on Monday, May 21.

 

Johannes Wellerding, an eighth grade student at Warren Middle School, took the opportunity for public commentary at Monday night’s Board of Education ...

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 ...

Parent Proposal Sparks No Interest Among New Providence BOE Members

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Adam Smith, President of the Board of Education (BOE), brought up a parent proposal at the Thursday, May 10 board meeting. The proposal suggests the formation of an Educational Advisory Committee. However, the proposal did not gain much traction with the board members.

Smith explained that he did not see such a committee as a necessity. There are a number of ways for ...

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 ...

Chatham Breakfast Destination "Angie's" is Changing Hands After 26 Years; Come Say Goodbye to Owners Louiza & Jimmy

May 10, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Louiza Poulimenos hears the front door open at "Angie's" and glances over to see who it is. Noticing regulars, she immediately calls over the order to her husband, Jimmy, before the customers settle into a booth.

It's the welcoming kind of service Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos have been providing for Chatham customers at their restaurant on ...

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 ...

New Providence Council Honors Its Public Works Department Employees

May 23, 2018

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 ...

Borough Council Recognizes New Providence Rescue Squad; Appoints New Patrolman

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Two Down: Justify Wins Preakness, Belmont Ticket Sale Likely To Boom

May 21, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. — Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching!

That's the sound of the New York Racing Association's cash register ringing up ticket sales for the June 9 running of the Belmont Stakes that is sure to attract a sell-out crowd.

Racing fans and just plain wannabes will turn out to see Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Saturday's $1.5 million, Grade 1 ...

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 Planning Board OKs Stratton House, with Conditions, at Former King's Site

May 19, 2018

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 ...

New Providence Council Ponders the Next Step for the Ping Wang Site

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The greenhouses have been demolished from the Ping Wang site, but some environmental issues are still lingering. According to a recent report compiled by Maser Consulting some contamination has been found in the ground water, Councilman Jim Madden said at the Monday, May 7 council meeting.

The property, which has three decades of tax liens against it, housed two old, ...

New Providence Baseball Cruises To Opening Round Victory

May 22, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The road to a prized North 2, Group 1 sectional title will run through Paul Miller Field.

Greg Lambert allowed just 1 hit in top-seeded New Providence’s 10-0, mercy induced victory over 16th seeded Technology on Monday afternoon in New Providence.

The Pioneers wasted no time jumping out in front, striking for four runs in the first frame and never looking back ...

New Providence Boys' Tennis 8 Year Title Streak Snapped

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ - After a thrilling semi-final victory over Glen Ridge just three days ago, the Pioneer tennis team couldn’t extend their remarkable eight-year sectional title winning streak as they fell to state powerhouse Mountain Lakes, 3-2.

New Providence was able to reach the final by defeating Glen Ridge this past Friday, with third singles Ethan Neidich rallying from a set down ...

Boys Lacrosse: New Providence Advances to State Sectional Quarterfinals with 14-6 Victory over Delaware Valley

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ- The Pioneers defeated Delaware Valley 14-6 on Saturday to advance to the South Group 1 semifinals of the NJSIAA State Tournament.

"We knew how tough Del Val was coming into this game," said Pioneer head coach Russ Anderson, "I thought that what you saw today was because of the preparation over the past two days. Offensively, we clicked. I thought we were ...

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Union County Offers Free Traffic Safety Education Programs throughout the Summer

May 24, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites parents and caregivers to attend any of the upcoming Union County Police Department Traffic Safety Education programs to learn about car and bike safety equipment for children.

“As children start to spend more time outside and the summer travel season approaches, now is the time for parents and caregivers to ensure they are wearing ...

Amazon’s Career Choice program wins “Community Excellence” award

EDISON, NJ - Amazon’s Career Choice program recently received the “Community Excellence” award from the New Jersey Community College Consortium for its impact on the local community.

Steven Johnson, Amazon’s Director for Associate Development, was on hand to accept the award and lead a panel discussion on how the program provides trained, motivated employees for ...

Union County Celebrates National Trails Day with Free Guided Hikes and Activities, June 2

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors of all ages to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of National Trails Day at the Watchung Reservation on Saturday, June 2, where the County’s Trailside Nature & Science Center will host four different guided hikes and an Adopt-a-Trail volunteer activity along with special programs throughout the day for all ages. The ...

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 ...

Video Shows School Board Member In Altercation With Police at Traffic Stop in South Orange

May 16, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad got into an altercation with a South Orange police officer who stopped her for speeding last month, in which she used profanity, complained when she was issued a ticket and called South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll “a skinhead cop.”

Lawson-Muhammad also appeared to suggest that she would ...

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 ...