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Union County Offers First Annual Business Expo

August 30, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Calling all vendors and attendees to the first annual Union County Means Business Expo, Tuesday, September 20, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course, hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Local business owners, managers, entrepreneurs, and attendees can register at ucnj.org/ucmb.

“The Business ...

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment Regarding New Providence Police Department Standards

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on September 18, 2016 to examine all aspects of the New Providence Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Police Chief Anthony Buccelli announced today.

“Verification by the team that the New Providence ...

Canine Carnival: Annual Bark-a-Que Brings Rescue Dogs to Summit's Village Green Sept. 10

SUMMIT, NJ - Home for Good Dog Rescue will host its Sixth Annual “Bark-a-Que,” a celebration of the 4,500 dogs the non-profit organization has rescued since its inception, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Summit's Village Green.

The event, which is open to the public, features food and merchandise vendors, family activities, dog contests ...

Jets, Giants Fans Yawn in the Snoopy Bowl

EAST RUTHFORD, NJ - A beautiful night in the Meadowlands brought a large crowd for the annual Snoopy Bowl, but the game put fans to sleep as neither the Jets or the Giants offense turned on. The game ended with the Giants winning 21-20.

Brandon Marshall was inactive much to the dismay of the fans and the Jets offense. Quincy Enunwa is still out, following mandatory concussion protocol. During ...

Canine Carnival: Annual Bark-a-Que Brings Rescue Dogs to Summit's Village Green Sept. 10

August 29, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Home for Good Dog Rescue will host its Sixth Annual “Bark-a-Que,” a celebration of the 4,500 dogs the non-profit organization has rescued since its inception, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Summit's Village Green.

The event, which is open to the public, features food and merchandise vendors, family activities, dog contests ...

American Ninja Warrior Finalist Anthony DeFranco Greets Fans in Berkeley Heights

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, ...

Union County Offers First Annual Business Expo

August 30, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Calling all vendors and attendees to the first annual Union County Means Business Expo, Tuesday, September 20, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course, hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Local business owners, managers, entrepreneurs, and attendees can register at ucnj.org/ucmb.

“The Business ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Canine Carnival: Annual Bark-a-Que Brings Rescue Dogs to Summit's Village Green Sept. 10

August 29, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Home for Good Dog Rescue will host its Sixth Annual “Bark-a-Que,” a celebration of the 4,500 dogs the non-profit organization has rescued since its inception, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Summit's Village Green.

The event, which is open to the public, features food and merchandise vendors, family activities, dog contests ...

CASA of Union County Taps New Leader

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 ...

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 ...

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment Regarding New Providence Police Department Standards

August 30, 2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on September 18, 2016 to examine all aspects of the New Providence Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Police Chief Anthony Buccelli announced today.

“Verification by the team that the New Providence ...

Union County to Honor Residents Who Perished in 9/11 Attacks

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union CountyFreeholders invites members of the community to honor the memory of the 60 residents who perished in the 9/11 attacks by visiting the county's September 11th Memorial on Sunday, Sept. 11, from the morning hours until 9 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office will provide a uniformed Honor ...

Retired Union County Sheriff's K9 Fredy Passes Away

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 ...

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 ...

Jets, Giants Fans Yawn in the Snoopy Bowl

August 29, 2016

EAST RUTHFORD, NJ - A beautiful night in the Meadowlands brought a large crowd for the annual Snoopy Bowl, but the game put fans to sleep as neither the Jets or the Giants offense turned on. The game ended with the Giants winning 21-20.

Brandon Marshall was inactive much to the dismay of the fans and the Jets offense. Quincy Enunwa is still out, following mandatory concussion protocol. During ...

Dunellen Embraces Hometown Olympic Hero Sydney McLaughlin

DUNELLEN, NJ – Just one week before she left for Rio de Janeiro, US Olympian Sydney McLaughlin was helping teach young kids how to juggle at a summer recreation class at Faber School; she also opted to stay home and miss the opulent opening ceremonies at the 2016 Summer Olympics to celebrate her 17th birthday with her family at their home on Fairview Avenue.

On Saturday morning, a fire ...

American Ninja Warrior Finalist Anthony DeFranco Greets Fans in Berkeley Heights

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 ...

Union County to Honor Residents Who Perished in 9/11 Attacks

August 28, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union CountyFreeholders invites members of the community to honor the memory of the 60 residents who perished in the 9/11 attacks by visiting the county's September 11th Memorial on Sunday, Sept. 11, from the morning hours until 9 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office will provide a uniformed Honor ...

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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The Dirty Dozen, Less One

I recently experienced something of a meltdown in the egg aisle at the supermarket over which kind of eggs to buy.  After much consideration, I finally settled on the eggs I wanted (organic, free-range, and cage-free), when I discovered another problem.

The next time I opened an egg carton at the store, there was an egg missing.

Having been the victim of covert cracked eggs in the ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, August 30, 10:00 AM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Blue Water Art Exhibit at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

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Tue, August 30, 4:00 PM

Murray Hill Inn, New Providence

Early Bird Special at Moe's Bistro; Monday ...

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Wed, August 31, 12:00 AM

White Tiger Dojo, Berkeley Heights

White Tiger Dojo Registration Begins

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Wed, August 31, 10:00 AM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Blue Water Art Exhibit at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, August 31, 4:00 PM

Murray Hill Inn, New Providence

Early Bird Special at Moe's Bistro; Monday ...

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Wed, August 31, 5:00 PM

Moe's Bistro, New Providence

Surf and Turf Wednesday at Moe's Bistro

Food & Drink

Wed, August 31, 6:00 PM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Sounds of a Summer Night at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, August 31, 6:00 PM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Sounds of a Summer Night Continues at Reeves-Reed ...

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Wed, August 31, 7:00 PM

Kayla's Creative Art Studio, Berkley Heights

Family & Friends Paint Party - Hot Air Balloon

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, September 1, 10:00 AM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Blue Water Art Exhibit at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Arts & Entertainment

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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Westfield Memorial Library Hosts Coloring for Adults and Designing a Victory Garden

August 30, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will present another popular two-hour coloring workshop for adults. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

“Our hectic lives color our view of the world. Wouldn't it be great if you could just spend a few unhurried hours with a coloring book?” said Jen Schulze, head of Adult ...

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 ...

From Donuts to Deadlifts: A Journey of Health and Fitness with Gabriele Fitness & Performance

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Gabriele Fitness and Performance (GFP) is known for its hard core approach to fitness and lifestyle change. A gym where you leave your excuses at the door  and  commit to the GFP mindset -- training a new lifestyle, not just a work out.

When local Queen of Carbs -- a gym virgin -- decided it was time for a body and health transformation, Cathy Balsamo ...

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 ...