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March 22, 2019

A house fire vs. a BBQ fire Chest pain vs. Toothache A baby crying vs. a woman crying for help  The ability to tell what is a true 911 emergency is second nature to most of us.  However, this may not be an easy task for children with special needs to know the difference. In a life and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Stony Hill Players will stage George S. Kaufman's & Moss Hart's hilarious play 'The Man Who Came To Dinner' beginning March 29 at the Oakes Center. Performances are set for March 29 - 31 and April 5 - 7, with show times Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees ...

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The Seton Hall Pirates No. 10 take on the Wofford Terriers No. 7 tonight in the first round of the March Madness Tournament. Game time begins at 9:40 p.m. on CBS. The teams will face each other at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., in the Midwest Division. There are three ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is sponsoring its annual Tricky Tray / Fashion Show fundraiser on Saturday, March 23rd at New Providence High School. "Some Enchanted Evening” is the theme for this year's event. Just as in years past, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Westminster Presbyterian Church is pleased to announce that Rev. George A. Betz has recently been installed as Interim Pastor of Westminster located at 725 Mountain Avenue Berkeley Heights.  Rev. Betz is a graduate of Princeton Seminary where he received a Masters Degree ...

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LINDEN, NJ -- A Linden man is in custody and charged with multiple serious crimes in connection with the hit-and-run killing of  a pedestrian on Jan. 20, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced at a press conference held Wednesday ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council held a special meeting regarding the affordable housing settlement on Monday, March 18, and New Providence residents took the opportunity to ask questions, vent their frustration and express their concerns regarding the impact of the upcoming zoning changes.

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WATCHUNG, NJ - One more month. Cinemark Holdings has announced that the tentative grand opening of its newest movie theater, Cinemark Watchung and XD (1670 Route 22 East, Watchung) is expected to be in one month, at the start of spring break,  April 19. Chick-Fil-A, Zinburger Wine & Burger ...

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The maker movement in the United States isn’t just a hobby; it’s having a significant impact on school curriculum development and growing local economies. To celebrate making and maker culture, residents throughout New Jersey will come together on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, 2019 in ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - New providence wrestlers Joe Delia and Nadeem ElMahroukey will wrestle Wednesday, March 20 at Roselle Park High School in what is billed as the Union County All Stars vs Essex County All Stars duel meet. All proceeds for this event will benefit the Navy Seal Foundation.  Delia ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Just in time for summer employment opportunities, a full room of teens and parents turned out for the Teen Job-Hunting panel discussion on Monday, March 11 hosted by New Providence Memorial Library. Library Associate Stacey Maisch pooled 10 New Providence business owners and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As they are across the nation during the month of March, local officials -- including New Providence Police Chief Anthony Buccelli -- are taking part in the 'Meals on Wheels America' campaign, raising awareness for isolation and poor nutrition among older Americans. Joining Buccelli ...

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Mountainside and Newark, NJ – Mary Robinson, Founder and Executive Director of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, is now featured on the global networks of CNN and CNN.com as a CNN Hero. Imagine, a grief support center for children and families, is beyond thrilled that Mary is being honored in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Excel Orthopedic Physical Therapy celebrated the opening of its 14th office with a ribbon cutting and open house on Thursday, March 14 at their 4,550 square foot facility in Berkeley Heights. Excel treats sprains and strains to the most complex surgical cases, bringing the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New thinking regarding counseling and student assistance is taking hold in the New Providence School District. Jillian Shadis, Director of School Counseling, gave a presentation of the new approach to counseling and students assistance programs at the Thursday, March 14 ...

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Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging.  It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual election poll workers for this year’s primary and general election. Freeholder Christopher Hudak explained the position requirements during Thursday night’s freeholder board meeting. Applicants must live and be registered ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) approved its 2019-2020 tentative budget at the Thursday, March 14 meeting. The proposed budget is now heading to the office of the County Superintendent for approval. The budget hearing will take place at the April 25 BOE meeting. Additionally, the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Amid pipe bands, Boy Scouts, seeing-eye puppies and leprechauns on stilts, if was a member of the Irish order of the Sisters of Mercy, Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, who was the toast of the town (and the county) at the 23rd annual Union Catholic St. Patrick's ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Freeholders this week disputed allegations that the county manager’s work with a political consulting firm promoting local candidates presents a conflict of interest with his government duties. The freeholders had named Edward Oatman to the position of county ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center recently celebrated the nation's first 'National Hospitalist Day', which recognizes the talented, dedicated 'hospitalists' -- a term that refers to physicians whose practice emphasizes providing care for hospitalized ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – It has been a good week in New Providence, Board President Adam Smith said at the Thursday, March 14 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The district’s spring musical Chicago was a successful Broadway style production and the boys basketball team won the state championship. The ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) approved the ratification of the agreement with the New Providence Education Association of Teachers and Secretaries for the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021 at its Thursday, March 14 meeting. The Education Association of Teachers and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Tall Oaks resident Allen Swanson attended the Monday, March 11 Borough Council meeting to express his annoyance with the way the council had handled the discussion regarding three New Providence properties with suspected soil contamination. At the Feb. 25 council meeting ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Often friends and family worry that a loved one who is forgetting words or losing their car keys is in the beginning stages of dementia – it could be normal aging.    That became clear at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s second memory loss symposium, “A Day to Remember: A ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The deadline for filing a petition to run in a June Primary Election is Monday, April 1, 2019. Candidates who are interested, should register with the Union County Clerk's Office.  Voters who wish to apply for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot can do so at two locations: Office of the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick has introduced a bill that would stop insurance companies from overruling doctors' decisions. Bramnick's bill would end the pre-approval process for tests, treatments and prescriptions normally covered by medical insurers, he says. The battle ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of the 2019 Chamber of Commerce Awards, which will be presented April 3 at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner, "Tying the Communities Together," at the Grand Summit Hotel.    The following are award winners: Silver ...

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  On the evening before Ash Wednesday, March 5, members of Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence shared in a traditional Shrove Tuesday Supper of pancakes, ham and berries, at tables covered in typical Mardi Gras colors and decorations. Shrove Tuesday derives its name from the ritual of ...

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Union County's first mobile paper-shredding events of 2019 will be on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 in Scotch Plains. These events are free and open to all Union County residents. “Union County’s mobile document-shredding events help residents fight identity theft by providing a ...

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