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Muscle Maker Grill New Providence to Celebrate National Donate Life Blue and Green Day on April 19th

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Muscle Maker Grill®, a chain of casual eateries that serves great food prepared with your health in mind, announces its New Providence restaurant will celebrate National Donate Life Blue and Green Day on April 19th. An initiative of New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network (NJ Sharing Network), the day is part of a month-long event to commemorate those who have given the gift of life, and those who have received or continue to wait for life-saving organ transplants.

“While increasing the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors that save and heal lives is part of our daily work, this month serves not only to honor the lives of those who have given and received, and remember those who died while waiting, it is also an opportunity to renew our commitment to saving lives,” says Joseph S. Roth, president and CEO, NJ Sharing Network.

To observe National Donate Life Blue and Green Day, Muscle Maker Grill New Providence will be hosting representatives of the NJ Sharing Network on April 19th from 11:00am-2:00pm and 5:30pm-8:00pm. There will be information available about the organization and organ donation, an opportunity to register as an organ donor, and you will be able to sign up to join Team Muscle Maker Grill in the NJ Sharing Network Walk/Race. The event will be taking place on June 9th at the NJ Sharing Network headquarters located at 691 Central Avenue in New Providence. Proceeds from the Walk/Race will be used to continue public education about the life-saving and life-enhancing benefits of organ tissue donation and transplantation. 

“We are thrilled to be participating in National Donate Life Blue and Green Day and to support NJ Sharing Network in their honorable mission,” said Muscle Maker Grill New Providence owner Patrick Fields. “We also hope to help raise awareness about the critical need for more organ and tissue donors in New Jersey.”

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Register Now to Save! Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA Early Bird Registration until February 28

February 17, 2018

With summer just around the corner, it will be hard not to look out the window and dream of warmer days and cool, crystal clear pools that are ready for swimming and splashing. With the Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA early bird registration currently open, signing up sooner will save money and give you something to look forward to once the summer sun hits! Since 1964, the Berkeley ...

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Will Meet on Tues, Feb. 20, at LaGrande Park Building

FANWOOD, NJ -- Following the mass shooting in Florida this week, the Union County Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the LaGrande Park Building  in Fanwood.

"Every life cut short by gun violence -- that somehow becomes a statistic -- is tucked away in our hearts, never to be lost," wrote Patti ...

New Jersey Youth Symphony Announces Bring A Buddy Week March 4-8

NEW PROVIDENCE—New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) invites young musicians in grades 3-11 to attend open rehearsals for Bring A Buddy Week, March 4-8 at 570 Central Avenue in New Providence. Participating students will observe the first half of a rehearsal. Students can visit any ensemble based on their grade and experience level. Students who do not have a friend in an ensemble can still ...

Summit's Beacon UU Hosts 'Blessing of the Animals' Service Feb. 18

SUMMIT, NJ - Community members and their household pets are invited to Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) for a 'Blessing of the Animals' service on February 18, beginning at 11:15 a.m.

“All beloved creatures are welcome—from the pet snail to the family dog,” said Reverend Robin Tanner, minister of worship and outreach.

Assistance Programs Available for JCP&L Customers to Help with Winter Heating Bills

As the cold weather continues, financial assistance programs are available for Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers who need help with winter heating bills.

Assistance to qualifying JCP&L customers is available through the Lifeline, Universal Service Fund (USF), Weatherization, Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) and New Jersey SHARES programs.

Lifeline ...

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

February 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Letter to NP Mayor and Council

February 17, 2018

I am writing to express my dismay at the New Providence Council’s actions at its February 12th meeting. The council voted to allow up to three council members (up from 2) to attend committee meetings. Because of Sunshine Laws no more than three can attend a meeting.  In my opion, the objective was to squeeze-out Mayor Morgan from committee meetings.  Without going into ...

Letter to New Providence Borough Council

Dear Council Member-

I attended the Borough Council meeting on Feb 12, 2018.  I brought my 2 young children to this meeting to see democracy in action in our new hometown but I was left speechless. 

It was an obvious display of overreach by the Borough Council.  It absolutely makes no sense at all that the Council wants Three Council Members to attend every Volunteer ...

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