New Providence Top Stories

December 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – You don’t have to be a teacher in order to positively impact students’ lives. The Board of Education (BOE) presented its second Impact Teacher Award to Elias Leader, groundskeeper at Salt Brook School, at the Thursday, Dec. 13 meeting.  Leader was recognized for his role in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - While the New Providence boys basketball team will be hard-pressed to top last season's record-setting campaign, the Pioneers certainly got off on the right foot in its 2018-'19 opener on Friday night as it rolled to 66-26 decision over Dayton in New Providence. New ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Kevin McHugh and Richard Valenti of Valairco Heating and Cooling recently presented a check for $250 to Jerusha Oleksiuk of Moms Helping Moms Foundation as part of their Valairco Cares program. Valairco launched the "Valairco Cares" campaign this past spring and is ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) discussed the calendar for the 2019-2020 school year at its Thursday, Dec. 13 meeting. The final calendar will be voted on at the Jan. 24, 2019 meeting. Superintendent David Miceli provided an overview of the calendar draft. Pending board ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Goodman’s Deli, 400 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights will be featured at 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Dec. 13, on Fios 1. The show, Hi Fives, will feature the best of New Jersey eats in 2018, as discovered by the Restaurant Hunter. No other information was available - ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence HS recently kicked off the winter sports season with a pep rally in the jammed packed gymnasium of cheering fans. The winter pep rally celebrates the winter sports including boys and girls basketball, boys and girl swimming, wrestling, winter track, cheerleading ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In the spirit of the holiday season, New Providence PAL partnered with Skin Deep Salon Spa to support CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN,  a 501(c)(3), non-denominational organization dedicated to providing local children with gifts that might not otherwise be possible for Christmas. By ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence High School freshman Matt Darata, in his high school varsity debut, scored the second period game tying goal and third period game winner in the 3-2 Gov. Livingston season opening hockey victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood.  Darata is a New Providence High ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Sirens marked Santa Claus' arrival at the Firehouse on Floral Avenue. He waved to excited children and adults from the basket of the aerial ladder truck before climbing down and walking to the firehouse.       Mayor Al Morgan, wearing a top hap, and fire ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Hundreds braved the frigid temperatures this past Friday night in downtown New Providence to gather and enjoy what has become a cherished holiday tradition in Centennial Park, the lighting of the tree in the pavilion.  Friends, families, and neighbors came together in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS— The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) presents a concert featuring the CAFÉ Choir on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Chatham United Methodist Church located at 460 Main Street in Chatham. The concert is free and open to the public. Under the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. "Since 2004, the Donate Life ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Monday, New Providence High School (NPHS) held its annual fall sports awards. The ceremony acknowledged all of NPHS's fall athletic teams.  "This fall season, it was clear that our teams had built incredibly close and tight-knit relationships," said New Providence ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The combination of pretty much all key players returning from last season’s team and a move to the lower division of the Union County Conference has the New Providence Pioneers girls basketball team thinking big when it comes to expectations this season. The Pioneers ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence students continue to outscore their peers at the state and national levels in standardized tests. Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision provided a power point assessment report regarding the recent test results as well as the testing ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – A large number of New Providence teachers attended the Tuesday, Nov. 27 Board of Education (BOE) meeting equipped with signs reading “Fair Contract” and “Teachers are people, not line items” and others. Some faculty members took the microphone to vent their frustration with the ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Nokia has hired a consulting group to help evaluate whether Nokia should stay at its current location. Mayor Robert Woodruff made that information public at the Nov. 20 Township Council meeting. As a prelude to the announcement, he told the council he and Township ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Star Fish Plainfield, a local food pantry, had over 500 bags and boxes of food, paper goods and cleaning supplies delivered by Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence on Saturday.  There were thirty-five volunteers who were on hand to help unload the donations, and they finished ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Superintendent David Miceli presented the first district Impact Teacher award to New Providence High School Department Head of Mathematics Susan Rembetsy at the Tuesday, Nov. 27 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The new program will recognize teachers throughout the school ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed Stephen Drown as Lieutenant in the New Providence Police Department at its Monday, Nov. 26 meeting. His annual salary rate will be $133,899.02. With regard to other news the council had a second reading and public hearing on an ordinance ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ –While the community members argue over the new Christmas Walk/Holiday Festival format, almost all agree that Santa must arrive on the South Street bank rooftop. The debate over last weekend’s event has already created a social media firestorm, and in order to extinguish this ...

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A Message From Mayor Al Morgan The business community is a highly valued member of our New Providence family and we are so very grateful for their generosity and for helping to provide so many wonderful community events for all of us.  We thank them and want to do all we can to support them and ...

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UNION, NJ - Scotch Plains believed they had a commanding 2-0 lead over the GL hockey team on Sunday night after the first quarter, but freshman Matt Darata had other ideas. GL defeated Scotch Plains in the season opener on Sunday, November 25 by a score of 3-2. In a scrappy game, the Highlanders ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Live sheep, bunnies and even an ornery donkey joined angels, shepherds, wise men and the Holy Family for the annual living nativity and tree lighting at the New Providence Presbyterian Church on Friday.  The church, one of the oldest landmarks of the borough, is ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Thousands of smiling faces bundled up and made their way downtown to stroll through the shopping centers on a bitter cold Friday night for the New Providence Holiday Festival and Christmas Walk.  Long lines immediately formed for the glow in the dark cotton candy outside ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Highlander football team overpowered the New Providence Pioneers in the 2nd half for a 28-17 Thanksgiving Day victory at Lieder Field. Freezing temperatures may have limited the normally over flowing holiday crowd, but those who braved the elements were ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Linda Tribuna, of Berkeley Heights, unveiled the new name of her gift store, formerly TMC's Boutique, at a ribbon cutting ceremony in New Providence last week. As soon as Mayor Al Morgan cut the Grand Re-opening ceremonial ribbon, balloons were lifted to unveil the new name, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - While the vast majority of us shared Thanksgiving Day with family and friends feasting around the table and reciting our thankful blessings -- for many, the world kept on turning and didn't break for the holiday. ​​​​​ The team of employees at NJ Sharing Network work around ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- On Saturday, November 17, 134 members of Faith Lutheran Church and the New Providence community gathered at Faith to sort and pack into boxes more than $36,000 of canned and packaged food, designated for the needy. The food had been collected by Boy and Cub Scout troops ...

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