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New Providence Students in New Jersey Elementary and Junior High Honor Choirs

NJ Elementary and Junior High Honor Choir members - from left to right – Gabi Tullo, Kevin Dackow, Sarah Peterson, Julia Haas, BoE president Robert Lucid, Sasha Kandybin. Missing – Ivan Wolansky.

Four students from Allen W. Roberts School were selected for the New Jersey Elementary Honor Choir, and two students from New Providence Middle School were selected for the New Jersey Junior High Honor Choir, all-state choirs for students in elementary and middle school choral music programs. Singers from throughout the state submitted audition CDs to a panel of expert judges for adjudication. Only students earning the top scores were accepted into this prestigious group. Seventh graders Kevin Dackow and Ivan Wolansky, sixth graders Sasha Kandybin and Sarah Peterson, and fifth graders Julia Haas and Gabi Tullo successfully passed a rigorous audition and will perform with the choir during a festival in early May. New Providence vocal music teachers Kenneth Hess and Catherine Flynn prepared the students for their audition.

At the New Providence Board of Education meeting on Thursday, March 31, these students were presented with certificates of excellence. Board of Education president Robert Lucid presented the certificates, acknowledged that “students who excel in music exhibit a high level of talent, motivation, and work ethic,” expressed the school district’s pride in their achievements, and encouraged them to continue with their music education. For more about the New Providence School District music and performing arts programs, visit


PHOTO: from left to right – Gabi Tullo, Kevin Dackow, Sarah Peterson, Julia Haas, BoE president Robert Lucid, Sasha Kandybin. Missing – Ivan Wolansky.

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Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel Presents Special Women’s program

May 20, 2018


Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel, 763 Mountain Avenue, Berkeley Heights, is very pleased to host a unique free seminar for women on Saturday June 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

The speaker will be Doctor Ruth Schwertfeger of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Ruth was born in Northern Ireland, is a retired Professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She speaks several languages, and ...

ECLC Celebrates Special Education Week

ECLC of New Jersey’s school in Chatham is celebrating Special Education Week by highlighting how links with the community support our students with special needs.

The second week in May has been designated by Governor Phil Murphy as “Special Education Week” in the Garden State.  This year’s theme, “Working Together to Build a Special Future for All” ...

Racing to the Finish and Supporting Cancer Survivors


MAY 13, 2018 SUNDAY | BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—On May 13, the Summit Area YMCA welcomed over 1,000 participants to the 17th Annual Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk at Memorial Field, in Berkeley Heights. This family-friendly event also hosted a fun magic show, invigorating Zumba dancing, a tot trot, face painting and music.

Matthew Byrne of Berkeley Heights won first place ...

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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