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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 ...

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 ...

New Providence Baseball Cruises To Opening Round Victory

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

Uniacke Named Bridges Outreach Executive Director as Bhatt, Tulloch Announce Retirement

May 20, 2018

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 ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control says Lawsuit

May 16, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.
The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

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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The Ducks Are Here

May 22, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Just arrived. Over four thousand little yellow rubber duckies, ready to swim their little webbed feet off for their adoptive “parents.”

Ducky adoption tickets are just $5 each and available throughout Berkeley Heights oAm Bagel, 7-Eleven, Stop n/ Shop, and out front of our town post office to find and adopt as many duckies as you’d like.

Field Hockey Is On the Rise in Berkeley Heights and Mountainside; Fall Registration Open

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights PAL has opened registration for Fall 5/6 and 7/8 travel field hockey teams, as well as a second through fourth grade Fall clinic and a Summer clinic for current second through eighth graders.   Visit the PAL website, www.bhpal.org, to register. Please indicate if you need to borrow a stick.

The PAL Field Hockey program ...

Congressman Lance To Hold Annual Service Academy Information Fair

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance, U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, announced he will hold his annual Service Academy Information Fair for high school students.

"I look forward to the Service Academy Information Fair every year and meeting the talented and poised young leaders from our district,” said Congressman Lance.

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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