New Providence Top Stories

May 8, 2021

Have you always wondered how Mother's Day got started?  It seems as though Mother's Day should have been the first-ever holiday, no? Watch this short video and get the real story.  Happy Mom's Day!

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — New Providence scored all its runs in the second inning and the pitching of James Pazdera and Liam Henn made those runs stand up in a 4-2 victory over Union Catholic Friday afternoon. The Pioneers (6-3) erupted for four runs in the bottom of the second inning. Bobby Cushing ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – It has been a difficult year for children as their educational journey was upended by the pandemic and lockdown policies since March 2020. At the Thursday, May 6 Board of Education (BOE) meeting Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision, provided a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Chief Theresa Gazaway and Lieutenant Dan Henn of the New Providence Police Department attended the Thursday, May 6 Board of Education (BOE) Zoom meeting to provide the board with information regarding the new marijuana and alcohol laws. Henn explained the difference between ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Reagan Wawzycki has proven to be one of the top scoring threats in the state this season. On Thursday afternoon, the talented junior came through again, scoring five goals to help lead the New Providence girls lacrosse team to an 11-6 victory over visiting West Morris in New ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — New Providence jumped on Summit for four runs in the first inning and went on to a 9-4 baseball victory on Thursday. Dean Licari went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI for the Pioneers (5-3), who scored three runs in the sixth inning to extend a 6-4 lead. Nick ...

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NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a NJ based ...

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MADISON, NJ - Madison (6-1) defeated New Providence, 14-8, on May 4. Shea Baggett and KateChristos put in four goals apiece for the Dodgers. Christos and Maggie Perrello each had two assists, and Charlotte Villano finished with three ground balls and four forced turnovers. Callista Slabaugh, ...

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Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents of the affordable apartment building for older adults in New Providence, Barabash Manor, now have a wonderful outdoor space for relaxation and socialization, thanks largely to the efforts of Thomas Horan, a Boy Scout from New Providence Troop 1.  Backed by his dad, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club recently held their first in-person meeting since the onset of the pandemic in the back parking lot at CWI Designs on an unseasonably chilly April evening. After the formalities and business portion of the meeting, the members enjoyed time catching ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Senior right-hander Jason Graham pitched a six-hitter and New Providence pounded out eight hits en route to a 9-2 baseball victory over Brearley in intermitten rain on Monday. While the different in the hit totals between the two teams was narrow, New Providence benefited ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) approved several staff hires as well as multiple retirements at its Thursday, April 29 meeting. The district is in the process of hiring several new staff members before the new school year begins. Superintendent David Miceli extended the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) recognized this year’s Teacher of the Year Award recipients at its Thursday, April 29 meeting. The Teachers of the Year are Jennifer Pasuit (NPHS); Kristin Jakubowski (NPMS); Sharon Licari (AWR); and Natasha Feliciano-Allen (SBS). High School and ...

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"Timothy Ryan had an ideal upbringing. He was born into a loving family, had many friends, grew up in a nice neighborhood (Berkeley Heights), and received a good education. Still, none of that was enough to prevent him from falling into the clutches of addiction." BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Timothy ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Board Member Joseph Walsh provided a PowerPoint presentation of the 2021-2022 school budget at the Thursday, April 29 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The operating budget is $44.5 million of which $39.7 million is raised by taxes. The budget in a nutshell is as ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Customers steadily filtered through Station House Café for one last meal before Mouris Gawrgy closed his door for the last time on Friday after 31 years in business. Mo worked seven days a week and loved his customers and the work. Station House Café will be sorely missed ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The winds were high and the runs were plentiful in New Providence on Friday. The New Providence baseball team put together four different innings in which the Pioneers scored three runs or more and went on to defeat Oratory, 14-10. Oratory (0-6) had scored twice in the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Motor Vehicle Commission's Springfield Agency is planning to move out of its present location on Center Street into a new space on Route 22. Springfield Township Administrator John Bussiculo made the announcement during his report at this week's Township Committee meeting, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Home is where the net is for Jack Gullo. The senior on the New Providence boys lacrosse team is a natural goalie, but talented upper class goaltenders in Gullo's earlier years in the program, and his own team-first nature, saw him playing elsewhere on the field. But now, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — After weeks of virtual rehearsals, followed by more in-person rehearsals, the curtain rose last weekend on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The New Providence High School Spring Musical opened last weekend and there will be three more performances of the musical ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Providence Health and Fitness in New Providence is offering a six-week summer body shred to begin May 10 through June 20. This inclusive package includes a complete nutritional program with fitness classes. You will receive recipes, menus, meal plans, and a shopping list in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council took the first step to “weed out” cannabis businesses from the borough at its Tuesday, April 27 Zoom meeting. The council members had previously discussed the proposed ban at its work session earlier this month. The state allows municipalities to opt-out ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Owen Forbes deposited four goals, Charlie Sarlund added a goal and four assists and Joe Vignali added a goal and 11 ground balls to pace the New Providence High boys lacrosse team to 9-6 Senior Day victory over DePaul on Wednesday afternoon in New Providence. The win snapped ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council decided to postpone the vote of ordinance (#2021-06) amending speed limits on certain borough streets at its Tuesday, April 27 Zoom meeting. The final adoption was halted when a Berkeley Heights resident questioned whether or not proper engineering studies ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – It has been a tough year and a difficult task to formulate a budget amid the pandemic as the borough has lost revenue and incurred additional COVID-19 related expenses, Councilman Peter DeSarno said. DeSarno and Councilman Matthew Cumiskey took turns presenting the budget at ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The New Providence girls lacrosse team put together nearly matching halves to come away with a 16-6 Senior Day victory over Indian Hills on Tuesday. Reagan Wawzycki scored six goals and passed for two assists for the Pioneers (2-2), who had an 8-3 halftime lead, then went ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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