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American Ninja Warrior Finalist Anthony DeFranco Greets Fans in Berkeley Heights

August 27, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The fans asked and local celebrity American Ninja Warrior Finalist Anthony DeFranco delivered and held a meet and greet Friday at Columbia Middle School upper field.

Berkeley Heights' own American Ninja Warrior, DeFranco, first qualified earlier in the summer in Philadelphia with the "run of the night" before then competing and finishing 11th ...

Bernie Sanders Endorses Democrat Peter Jacob’s Bid to Represent New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District

BURLINGTON, VT. - Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) has endorsed Democrat challenger Peter Jacob who hopes to unseat Republican incumbent Leonard Lance in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, which includes Somerville and several other Somerset County municipalities.

Jacob and 60 other liberal Democrat candidates running for local, state and Congressional office in November’s ...

Equity at Stake: 'Shark Tank-Middle School Edition' Gives Young Entrepreneurs Skills to be Pitch Perfect

SUMMIT, NJ - Middle school teens won't have to deal with the prickly 'Mr. Wonderful' Kevin O'Leary but -- starting this fall -- they will get to experience a sampling of the entrepreneurial process as "Shark Tank - Middle School Edition" comes to the Summit Area YMCA.

The program is loosely modeled after the ABC-TV reality series Shark Tank which, ...

New Jersey Monthly Ranks New Providence High School No. 13

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranked New Providence High School No.13 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. The last time the list came out, in 2014, New Providence was ranked No. 6. 

"We are very pleased with our NJ monthly ranking," said New Providence High School Principal Lauren ...

American Ninja Warrior Finalist Anthony DeFranco Greets Fans in Berkeley Heights

August 27, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The fans asked and local celebrity American Ninja Warrior Finalist Anthony DeFranco delivered and held a meet and greet Friday at Columbia Middle School upper field.

Berkeley Heights' own American Ninja Warrior, DeFranco, first qualified earlier in the summer in Philadelphia with the "run of the night" before then competing and finishing 11th ...

Equity at Stake: 'Shark Tank-Middle School Edition' Gives Young Entrepreneurs Skills to be Pitch Perfect

SUMMIT, NJ - Middle school teens won't have to deal with the prickly 'Mr. Wonderful' Kevin O'Leary but -- starting this fall -- they will get to experience a sampling of the entrepreneurial process as "Shark Tank - Middle School Edition" comes to the Summit Area YMCA.

The program is loosely modeled after the ABC-TV reality series Shark Tank which, ...

Free Screening of Inclusionary Story 'I Learn America' Set for Sept. 16

SUMMIT, NJ - As part of "Welcome Week," the mission of which is to inspire people to build inclusive communities that embrace immigrants and foster opportunity for all, a free screening and post-film discussion of I Learn America will be hosted by the Summit Area YMCA and The Summit Film Society September 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Jean- Michel Dissard ...

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August 22, 2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Take a moment and find out how to get more from TAP into New Providence, and see how easy it is to get up-to-the-minute news about everything going on in the community: news, sports, politics, education, events and more.

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Garden State Fireworks More Than Just a Show

BERKELEY HEIGHTS/MILLINGTON, NJ - Summer nights in New Jersey are defined by the bright and colorful glow of fireworks up in the sky. 

When Berkeley Heights residents are treated to a show, what they may not know is that they are seeing some of the best fireworks in the world, as put on by local family-run firm Garden State Fireworks.

Locals are most familiar with Garden State thanks ...

Edison Heating and Cooling –  Where 100-Percent Customer Satisfaction is the Goal

EDISON, NJ - Established in 1987, Edison Heating and Cooling began as a one-man operation run out of the basement of Michael Iarrapino’s childhood home. At the time, Iarrapino assisted customers from his hometown of Edison and the surrounding communities but as business grew, Edison Heating and Cooling moved into larger facilities throughout South Plainfield and, in May 2015, settled into ...

New Jersey Monthly Ranks New Providence High School No. 13

August 27, 2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranked New Providence High School No.13 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. The last time the list came out, in 2014, New Providence was ranked No. 6. 

"We are very pleased with our NJ monthly ranking," said New Providence High School Principal Lauren ...

New Providence BOE Getting Ready for September 27 Referendum

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Before the September 27 bond referendum, district officials will be holding a series of meetings for parents and the entire community to discuss the upcoming vote, Business Administrator James Testa said at the August 25 Board of Education (BOE) meeting.

District officials had already met with PTA representatives this past week and a new brochure regarding ...

At-risk youth hear message of PRIDE at Annual Youth Conference

UNION, NJ - More than 200 youth living within the child welfare system from throughout New Jersey heard that PRIDE – preparation, resiliency, intelligence, discipline and exercise – can help them achieve their goals in life. That was the message from the keynote speaker at the 2016 Annual Youth Conference hosted by Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at Kean University this week. Also ...

Bernie Sanders Endorses Democrat Peter Jacob’s Bid to Represent New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District

August 27, 2016

BURLINGTON, VT. - Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) has endorsed Democrat challenger Peter Jacob who hopes to unseat Republican incumbent Leonard Lance in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, which includes Somerville and several other Somerset County municipalities.

Jacob and 60 other liberal Democrat candidates running for local, state and Congressional office in November’s ...

CASA of Union County Taps New Leader

August 20, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – At risk children now have a new advocate with the appointment of Marla Higginbotham as the executive director for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County.

Higginbotham brings extensive experience to her new role. Most recently, she was the senior director of operations and foundation relations at Jersey Cares,where she coordinated the grant process, ...

At-risk youth hear message of PRIDE at Annual Youth Conference

UNION, NJ - More than 200 youth living within the child welfare system from throughout New Jersey heard that PRIDE – preparation, resiliency, intelligence, discipline and exercise – can help them achieve their goals in life. That was the message from the keynote speaker at the 2016 Annual Youth Conference hosted by Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at Kean University this week. Also ...

Fifth Graders Have a Lemonade Stand to Support the New Providence Police Department

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On the evening of National Night Out, four 5th graders from Salt Brook approached Patrolman Carlino and Detective Hand and handed them an envelope. The detectives opened it and found 53 dollars. The boys told them that they had graduated from the DARE program at Salt Brook and had decided they wanted to do something for the police in return.

The four boys ran a ...

Union County Seniors Asked for Input for 2017 Area Plan

August 25, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all senior adults residing in Union County to express their ideas for the county’s 2017 Area Plan at a public meeting on Wednesday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Union Township Senior Center, at 968 Bonnel Court in Union Township.

The Area Plan is part of a statewide planning process for senior ...

It Takes a Village; A Community Garden Grows in New Providence

New Providence Community Garden Takes Root

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - “It takes a village to plan a community garden,” said Doug Sullivan, co-chair of Sustainable New Providence Monday evening as he stood with all the community members who have worked together for the past two years to open the New Providence Community Garden. The new Community Garden was officially ...

Council Plans Ping Wang Property Clean-up in New Providence

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council is readying to clean up the abandoned green houses near the New Providence train station. Councilman Jim Madden led the discussion on the Ping Wang Property update at the Monday, Aug. 22 meeting.

The property, which has 29 years of tax lien on it, houses two old, broken down green houses. The 1.45 acre property, located off Division ...

Union County Seniors Asked for Input for 2017 Area Plan

August 25, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all senior adults residing in Union County to express their ideas for the county’s 2017 Area Plan at a public meeting on Wednesday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Union Township Senior Center, at 968 Bonnel Court in Union Township.

The Area Plan is part of a statewide planning process for senior ...

At-risk youth hear message of PRIDE at Annual Youth Conference

UNION, NJ - More than 200 youth living within the child welfare system from throughout New Jersey heard that PRIDE – preparation, resiliency, intelligence, discipline and exercise – can help them achieve their goals in life. That was the message from the keynote speaker at the 2016 Annual Youth Conference hosted by Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at Kean University this week. Also ...

Empowering Survivors, Summit Area YMCA's Cancer Recovery Program Offers New Sessions Starting Sept. 13

SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning September 13, the Summit Area YMCA will debut three new sessions of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a 12-week recovery program for cancer survivors.

Offered at both the Summit YMCA and Berkeley Heights YMCA, LIVESTRONG  is a research-based physical and wellness program in which Summit Area YMCA staff work with participants to achieve their goals.

LIVESTRONG fulfills ...

It Takes a Village; A Community Garden Grows in New Providence

August 24, 2016

New Providence Community Garden Takes Root

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - “It takes a village to plan a community garden,” said Doug Sullivan, co-chair of Sustainable New Providence Monday evening as he stood with all the community members who have worked together for the past two years to open the New Providence Community Garden. The new Community Garden was officially ...

Have You Seen Dumbledore, the Cat?

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dumbledore, a 5 year old cat with a black collar with a bell, went missing during his family's recent move to a new home. His carrier broke and he ran off.

He was last seen on Aug. 10 on Gales Drive in New Providence. He's diabetic and needs insulin ASAP.

If you have any information please call Stacy at (201)704-2008 or Mike at ...

NJ Sharing Network Unveils Landscape of Life Meditation Garden

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - NJ Sharing Network recently unveiled its Landscape of Life Meditation Garden, a landscaped area behind the organization’s headquarters which will serve as a quiet place for both families of organ and tissue donors and the organization’s employees.

This garden was created to honor those who gave, pay tribute to those who received, offer hope to those who ...

Retired Union County Sheriff's K9 Fredy Passes Away

August 25, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ – K9 Fredy, a veteran retired canine dog with the Union County Sheriff’s Office, passed away recently, according to a social media post from Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan.

“Our office shares this loss with Fredy’s longtime partner, Sgt. John Gillespie,” said Sheriff Cryan.  “Our thoughts and prayers are with Sgt. Gillespie and his ...

Union County Warns Residents of Scams Involving Callers Purporting to be Law Enforcement

UNION COUNTY,  NJ -- Union County has experienced a recent increase in the number of residents reporting attempted scams by callers purporting to be members of law enforcement and asking for money via wire transfer, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Union County Sheriff Joseph P. Cryan jointly announced Thursday.

Law enforcement agencies involved in all New Jersey ...

Overturned Motor Vehicle Accident on I-78 in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There are reports of anaccident on I-78 in Berkeley Heights Thursday afternoon at 3:16 p.m. involving an overturned vehicle beyond exit 43  Extent of injuries are unknown. Please use caution.

Davis Joins Calvary Church as Organist-Choirmaster

August 18, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Kevin Davis, who has 24 years of experience leading adult, handbell and children’s choir programs, has joined the staff of Calvary Episcopal Church as Organist-Choirmaster.

Davis stated plans include enhancing the Church's strong choral program by offering music that will be challenging but accessible for choir members, by recruiting ...

Faith Lutheran in New Providence Helps Residents of Appalachia in Tennessee

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Thirty-one members of Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence – 13 adults plus 18 college and high school students – spent the week of July 10 to July 16 helping people of Cosby, an impoverished town in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee. This was the 19th consecutive year that Faith Lutheran has visited Cosby.

The effort of Faith Lutheran ...

American Ninja Warrior Finalist Anthony DeFranco Greets Fans in Berkeley Heights

August 27, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The fans asked and local celebrity American Ninja Warrior Finalist Anthony DeFranco delivered and held a meet and greet Friday at Columbia Middle School upper field.

Berkeley Heights' own American Ninja Warrior, DeFranco, first qualified earlier in the summer in Philadelphia with the "run of the night" before then competing and finishing 11th ...

Horowitz Leads Reds to Game One Win in Championship Series

SUMMIT, NJ - The New Providence Reds Baseball Team defeated the North Jersey Yellow Jackets 2-0 on Sunday in Summit in game one of the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League Wood Intermediate Championship Series to put them one win away from their third championship in four years.

The Yellow Jackets who were the #1 seed coming into the playoffs had yet to lose all season in 20 games, but have now ...

Horowitz Leads Reds to Game One Win in Championship Series

SUMMIT, NJ - The New Providence Reds Baseball Team defeated the North Jersey Yellow Jackets 2-0 on Sunday in Summit in game one of the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League Wood Intermediate Championship Series to put them one win away from their third championship in four years.

The Yellow Jackets who were the #1 seed coming into the playoffs had yet to lose all season in 20 games, but have now ...

Retired Union County Sheriff's K9 Fredy Passes Away

August 25, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ – K9 Fredy, a veteran retired canine dog with the Union County Sheriff’s Office, passed away recently, according to a social media post from Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan.

“Our office shares this loss with Fredy’s longtime partner, Sgt. John Gillespie,” said Sheriff Cryan.  “Our thoughts and prayers are with Sgt. Gillespie and his ...

Bayonne Bridge to Close This Weekend

August 26, 2016

BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne Bridge will close this weekend due to ongoing construction, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced.

The bridge will close from 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 until 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 to accommodate work for the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance project, which will raise the span’s roadway 64 feet to allow taller ships to pass ...

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Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

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Free Saturday Garden Tours at Reeves-Reed ...

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Chatham Township Police Report Mercedes-Benz Stolen

August 24, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - On Sunday, Aug. 21 a 2016 Mercedes-Benz was stolen from a Plymouth Drive residence sometime in the overnight hours.

The theft was reported after the owner discovered the vehicle missing later that morning. A key fob for the vehicle had been left in another unlocked vehicle in the driveway. This case remains under investigation.

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August 27, 2016

Check out our new promotional video!  If you have any questions regarding membership at Basking Ridge Country Club call Bari Markowitz at 908-766-8200 ext. 2! 

New Transmission Lines, Substation Expansions and Circuit Upgrades to Help Reduce Number and Duration of Outages

JCP&L is continuing construction work throughout the remainder of 2016 on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects to enhance service reliability in our northern and central New Jersey service areas. This comes after last year’s record for best service reliability in over a decade.  

These projects feature major enhancements to the transmission system that delivers ...

Why Do You Think That We Think That You Think You Want to Go to School Here?

On most college application supplements this fall you’ll find a question along the lines of, “Why do you believe you’re a good fit for our university?”  If students responded with what’s actually in their head, answers would probably look something like this:

“Are you kidding?  Everyone wants to go to your school, of course I do ...

Consumers’ Perception of U.S. Housing Gains Ground; Boomers Make Noise While Millennials Exercise Patience in Quest for Homes

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today released results of its latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey indicating that current and prospective homeowners remain optimistic about the current state of the U.S. real estate market. Respondents cite higher home values, increasing housing inventory and low interest rates as ...

Going for Brass

I get all teary-eyed watching the Olympics on TV.  You  know, the human drama, the sacrifice, the dedication, the thrill of competition, the athletic lip sync murmur to the national anthem on the podium.  

 

This year I discovered that there are many other Olympic champions besides the usual cadre of spring-wound gymnastic pixies and ferociously wedged, hairless swimmers ...

Ionesco’s ‘Exit the King’ Makes for Powerful Drama at New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – There’s dying and then there’s dying in long, drawn-out agony. Well, if you’ve been king for 400 years, you won’t disappear quietly. No doubt King Berenger thinks he’s immortal and, like many of us today, lingers long after he’s of any use to himself or others.

The king on "Exit The King" is ravenously alive early on, still ...