Berkeley Heights Charity 2017 5K Raises $17,000; Gearing Up for 2018 Race

July 17, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 21st annual Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk generated $17,000, with nearly 450 runners and walkers took to the township streets on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

“Bright sunshine and crystal blue skies continued to bless us this year for our 21st annual Berkeley Heights 5K and we had another wonderful community ...

Bikers for Brooke Raises Awareness and Funds for DIPG and Pediatric Cancer; Foundation Tees Up for their Next Event

The Brooke Healey Foundation "Caring 'til it's cured."

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Brooke Healey's memory lives on through the Brooke Healey Foundation that raises funds and brings awareness to DIPG, the aggressive, inoperable brain turmor that took her life in 2013.  

The drizzle did not discourage the 56 riders from revving up their bikes ...

Successful Dog Adoptions at The Grove at Connell Park

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After The Connell Company employees had an hour orientation session, they were ready for their first Home for Good Dogs adoption event that was open to the public. The event was held at The Grove in Connell Park last week in Berkeley Heights.

Connell Park always has a lot of walkers during lunch hour and The Grove is a natural destination for the employees in the ...

Grant From Summit Area Public Foundation Will Fill GRACE's Refrigerator


SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit received a $15,000 grant from Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) to support its signature community outreach project, GRACE’s Refrigerator. These funds will be used to purchase fresh, healthy foods for families that would not otherwise be able to purchase for themselves. 

GRACE, which stands for Giving and Receiving Assistance for ...

Peter DeSarno Receives NJCPA Volunteer Award; Recognized for Work with NJ Sharing Network

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Peter DeSarno, of New Providence, was recently among recipients of a "NJCPA Volunteer Award" by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants at their annual statewide convention in Atlantic city. 

A release by the NJCPA said, "Peter is the very definition of what 'giving back' is all about. -- Today, after a 20 ...

New Providence Independence Day Celebration Set for July 3

The New Providence Independence Day Celebration returns to the borough on Tuesday, July 3, on South Street from Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue, and will include fun filled activities for all. DJ John Souren of Club Souren will provide entertainment from his perch on South Street.

There will be "Chalk on South" (kids of all ages can get a free "bucket" of chalk to create ...

American Legion Post 433 Retires Unserviceable American Flags

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Thursday, June 14, members of American Legion Post 433 members held an official flag retirement ceremony — something the post has been doing since 1977. 

Members of Post 433, Mayor Al Morgan, Police Chief Anthony D. Buccelli, Jr, members of the New Providence Police Department, Boy Scouts and leaders from Berkeley Heights Troop 68, ...

Family Promise Overnight Host Brings Compassion from First-Hand Experience

SUMMIT, NJ - Leonard Prentice has been the overnight host for Family Promise Union County’s shelter program at Calvary Episcopal Church for about four years, consistently spending the night with families experiencing homelessness. While all the volunteers at Calvary Episcopal Church serve Union County guests with grace and hospitality, Prentice -- as he is known -- ...

50 years after RFK assassination, the NBHS band’s moment is remembered

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a warm June day in 1968, 40 members of the New Brunswick High School band stood on the city train platform playing solemn hymns.

It was supposed to be a one-hour performance as they waited the train traveling from New York to Washington, carrying the body of a slain presidential candidate, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

But one-hour dragged into two, and then three, as ...

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Comes Through New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - As part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), New Providence Special Olympians Stephanie and James Slater were driven down Springfield Avenue by Mayor Al Morgan and Police Chief Anthony Buccelli on Friday.  

According to the LETR website, the Torch Run began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas, Police Chief Richard LaMunyon created the Torch ...

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17 Years Running and the Pizza is still Hot!! The Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza is July 25, 2018

July 16, 2018

The 17th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza, now more often referred to as the ‘Pizza Run’ will be here in no time! Don’t forget to sign up for a night of running, pizza, prizes, and entertainment! The event will be held on July 25, 2018 with a start time of 7 pm. Register online at before our Monday July 23, 2018, at 11:59 pm deadline will be ...