New Providence Council Congratulates Academy of Our Lady of Peace for their 2017 National Blue Ribbon Award

November 18, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council honored the Academy of Our Lady of Peace for receiving the 2017 National Blue Ribbon Award at its Monday, Nov. 13 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read the proclamation congratulating the school

In the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, “the goal is to provide students with the tools to excel academically, and to learn in a values-based environment. One ...

SAT, ACT, AP, PARCC Test Assessment Report Presented at the New Providence BOE Meeting


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Overall New Providence students are showing success in the PARCC, ACT, SAT and AP tests, although there is room for further growth, especially when it comes to PARCC scores. Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision, provided a power point presentation to the Board of Education (BOE) at its Thursday, Nov. 16 meeting.

In the English ...

Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

New Providence High School Fall Play, 'Mother Hicks', Set For Opening Night Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - "Mother Hicks is a witch, people say," repeats the chant of the Ware, Illinois townspeople in the new fall play at NPHS directed by Craig Duke. Mother Hicks, Suzan Zeder's classic tale of loneliness and the search for identity, is set in the Midwest town in the Mississippi River Valley in 1935. The NPHS production tells the tangled stories of three ...

Hilltop Players Production of 'Suite Surrender' Opens Nov. 16, at Governor Livingston High School

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – ‘Suite Surrender,’ a play by Michael McKeever, is in the final days of rehearsal by the Hilltop Players at Governor Livingston High School in the Kenneth Stiefel Auditorium.

TAPinto Berkeley Heights dropped by the auditorium on Monday and talked to Director Joe Elefante and members of the cast of this farce which is set in the 1940s, during World War ...

Scouting Offers 137 Merit Badges; This New Jersey Boy Scout Has Earned 139

Eagle Scout Shane J. Jones from New Jersey Troop 156 in Flanders, NJ has earned 139 Merit Badges, all 137 currently offered by the Boy Scouts of America plus two badges that have been “retired” by the organization.  Although a scout only needs 21 merit badges for the rank of Eagle, Shane wanted to accept the challenge of earning all the merit badges.  Since 1912, more than ...

Personal Comeback Story Keys Union County Youth Services Networking Conference

ELIZABETH, NJ - Marion Simmons spent 19 years in foster care, experiencing emotional, physical and sexual abuse at every stop until coming to Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at age 16. In time Simmons went to college, worked within New Jersey's child welfare system and recently started a business teaching at-risk youth the skills they need to be successful in life.

Simmons served as the ...

New Providence BOE Celebrates Successful Tennis and Track & Field Seasons

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) recognized the boys’ tennis team as well as the boys’ and girls’ track and field teams for their exceptional spring 2017 season at the Monday, Oct. 23 meeting.

Board President Adam Smith presented the Certificates of Excellence to the team members and coaches. Last spring the boys’ tennis team captured its eight ...

NPEF 4th Annual 5K and Family Fun Run a Great Success for Education (Photo Gallery)

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Despite grey skies and a drizzle in the air, around 400 superheroes gathered on Pioneer Drive to participate in the NPEF fourth annual Strides for Education Hero 5K and Fun Run last Sunday. 

Runners dressed as their favorite heroes and ran the race with the goal of raising funds for education for all four New Providence public ...

Take a Trip Back in Time at the Deserted Village and Littell Lord Farmstead in Berkeley Heights



BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Visitors to the two sites in the township that opened for Four Centuries in a Weekend got a real glimpse of life in the 18th and 19th Centuries on Saturday. These two sites will be open again on Sunday, Oct. 22, beginning at noon.

Littell-Lord Farmstead at 31 Horseshoe Road, with its stone springhouse and summer kitchen, was built In 1760 by  ...

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New Jersey Youth Symphony Presents Fall Concert December 3 at New Providence High School

November 18, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE—The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) presents a Fall Concert featuring Youth Orchestra and Youth Symphony on Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 p.m. at New Providence High School located at 35 Pioneer Drive in New Providence. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door or online at Youth Orchestra, led by Conductor and ...