Athlete of the Week

Top Stories


Swimmer Floyd Conlin is Named Joe Eberle Weichert Realtors Pioneer Athlete of the Week

March 12, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The high school swimming season got off to a late start due to the NJSIAA shifting the schedule around in response to COVID, but Floyd Conlin has been efficient in making up for lost time.

The junior co-captain of the New Providence swim team has had two individual first-place finishes in four different meets so far, as well as three first-place finishes as part of ...

Girls Basketball Player Meghan Lamanna is Named Joe Eberle Weichert Realtors Pioneer Athlete of the Week

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — When she took her place in the lineup right away at the beginning of her freshman season last year, it didn't take long for Meghan Lamanna to establish herself as something much more than an untested rookie.

By season's end, the freshman guard was the leading scorer (12.5 points per game) on a New Providence girls basketball team that went 27-4 and won the ...

Girls Basketball Player Lindsay Kinum is Named Joe Eberle Weichert Realtors Pioneer Athlete of the Week

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — While her team's admirable balance often precludes Lindsay Kinum from putting up huge scoring numbers, the senior guard on the New Providence girls basketball team is quite adept at stuffing a stat sheet.

Whether it's a key steal in the team's vaunted full-court press, a pinpoint pass for an assist, a rebound or points when they are most needed, ...

Tennis Player Durga Venkatesan is Named Joe Eberle Weichert Realtors Pioneer Athlete of the Week

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — As only a junior, Durga Venkatesan had the challenge of being in the first singles spot on the New Providence girls tennis team for its abbreviated fall season this year.

That meant enduring the test of playing the other team's best opponent each match in a tough conference.

"She plays first singles in the Union County Conference," New Providence ...

Soccer Player Franklin Markel is Named Joe Eberle Weichert Realtors Pioneer Athlete of the Week

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Craig Barclay, the New Providence High School boys soccer coach, went against his usual philosophy when went about choosing a captain for the 2020 season.

Barclay decided to select a junior, Franklin Markel, for the honor.

"It is not very often I name a junior as a captain, however Franklin's attitude, work ethic and passion convinced me to do so," ...

Football Player Sean Michaels is Named Joe Eberle Weichert Realtors Pioneer Athlete of the Week

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Sean Michaels has performed many roles on the football field at New Providence during his career.

In the Pioneers' 40-22 opening night victory over Roselle Park last Friday, the senior linebacker/running back turned in a strong effort on both sides of the ball. Michaels was in on 13 tackles, including two behind the line of scrimmage, and paricipated in a sack, ...


TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:


Make a Difference, Select Allen Swanson, Democrat for Council

June 5, 2021

I am a Democrat living in New Providence for 20 years.  I have been involved in Democratic Party politics for many years in Maryland and New Jersey.  Last year when there were no Democratic candidates on the ballot for Borough Council, I entered the race very late as a write-in alternative to the unopposed Republican candidates.  I received more votes than I expected ...

Come and Enjoy the Best Model Train Display in Union County -- And Beyond!

June 12, 2021

The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the reopening of The Model Railroad Club, Inc. on Saturday, June 12. The exhibit will be open to the public every Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, located at 295 Jefferson Avenue in Union Township. 

“The Board of County Commissioners is excited to bring this family ...

Watch NJIO's Free Live Streamed Concert this Sunday, June 13th at 3 pm

The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will be holding its first concert in over a year this Sunday, June 13th, at 3 pm. This concert will be live-streamed for our audiences. 

( YouTubeLive link: or view at
Five different ensembles will be playing works by Mozart, Parry, Holst, Handel, Hayden, and Vaughan Williams. Our ...

FirstEnergy Receives Industry Recognition for Outage Restoration Efforts

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), has once again earned recognition for its emergency response efforts from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a leading electric industry organization. FirstEnergy earned the "Emergency Recovery Award" for safely and efficiently restoring service to more than 371,000 of its customers ...

How To Increase Customer Engagement

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The main goal of any advertising campaign is to engage with customers as effectively and often as possible. You want them to see your business and remember the name while creating a positive relationship with them.  Creating an engagement marketing strategy is how your business can stay at the forefront of your audience’s mind and generate business from them ...

Discuss financial goals with your family

June 10, 2021

June is Effective Communications Month. And it’s a good idea to recognize the importance of good communications because it plays a role in almost every aspect of living – including your finances. You’ll want to clearly communicate your financial goals to your loved ones – and you’ll want to hear theirs, too.

Let’s look at some of the communications you ...

Community Conversations: Living with Scoliosis

Does your child have scoliosis? Do you know what the signs are? Find out on the next Community Conversation where Jason Lowenstein, MD, medical director of Atlantic Health System’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, shares how it’s diagnosed and explains why early identification is key to treating spinal deformity.


CLEAR and Atlantic Health System Partner to Empower Patients With Digital Proof of Vaccination

Atlantic Health Patients Now Able to Link Vaccination to CLEAR’s Health Pass

CLEAR and Atlantic Health System have partnered to empower patients with the ability to access and share their proof of COVID-19 vaccination through CLEAR’s digital vaccine card and Health Pass. Using the free CLEAR app, vaccinated patients now have the option to create a digital version of their paper ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, June 12, 9:15 AM

Richard J. Codey Arena, West Orange

Girls Try Hockey Free

Health & Wellness Sports

Sat, June 12, 3:00 PM

Pluckemin Presbyterian Church parking lot, Pluckemin

Harmony Rising: Free Outdoor A Cappella Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, June 13, 9:00 AM

Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit JCC, Summit

Community Paper Shred



Sat, June 19, 9:15 AM

Richard J. Codey Arena, West Orange

Girls Try Hockey Free

Health & Wellness Sports

Amtrak Through Roxbury? Lackawanna Cutoff Restoration Proposed for Passenger Trains

June 4, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Passenger trains between New York and Pennsylvania might return to the Lackawanna Cutoff, a historic rail right-of-way connecting Roxbury and the Delaware Water Gap.

The government-subsidized, quasi-public corporation is including a revival of the long-dormant Cutoff as part of a plan to restore long-distance passenger rail service between New York City and Scranton, ...