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Rainy Morning Didn't Dampen the Success of New Providence Trout Derby (Photo Gallery)

May 8, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Although it was an unseasonably cold and rainy May morning, families came out to kick off fishing season and rekindle the sport of fishing. Experience wasn't necessary -- the event provides the opportunity for first-time anglers to experience the sport and have fun.

The derby is co-sponsored by the New Providence PBA Local 132 and the Recreation Department. The ...

FirstEnergy Set to Plant 20,000 Trees in 2022

In support of its continued commitment to the environment and support of the communities it serves, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) has set a goal to plant 20,000 trees throughout its service territory in 2022. About 10,000 of the trees will be planted over the next two weeks during events surrounding Earth Day and Arbor Day. The plan follows a successful 2021 in which the company far exceeded its ...

The Bag Ban is Starting Wednesday, May 4. What Does That Mean for New Providence Residents?

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Starting Wednesday all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will no longer be providing single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice products. Often called the “Bag Ban” by state officials and local governments, the ban of these products may affect the everyday life of New ...

New Providence Students Give Away 300 Indigenous Trees in Honor of Earth Day

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In honor of Earth Day 2022, New Providence High School students calculated their pre-pandemic paper usage and quantified the number of trees necessary to offset that amount. They raised money through community outreach and in-house bake sales to purchase 300 indigenous trees (Red Maple, Northern Red Oak, and Pin Oak), which they provided to the residents of New Providence for ...

Union Catholic Students Set Guinness World Record for the Most People Simultaneously Watering Plants

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More than 50 members of the Union Catholic Community helped set a World Record for the most people simultaneously watering plants on Friday. Union Catholic is now the home of two world record holders.

Last summer, Sydney McLaughlin (UC Class of 2017), broke the world record in the 400-meter hurdles when she won the gold medal in that event at the Olympic Games in ...

More than Knowledge will be Sprouting from Cranford Library

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford librarians will soon be cultivating a new kind of collection at the Walnut Avenue building.

Cranford Library was awarded $1,000 to establish a Native Seed Library for Union County from New Jersey American Water. 

New Jersey American Water awarded a total of $41,000 as part of its 2022 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients are "five distinguished ...

How to Stop Spotted Lanternflies From Hatching in Union County This Spring

UNION COUNTY, NJ — It’s time to destroy the egg masses that spotted lanternflies laid on tree trunks, lawn furniture and other outdoor surfaces this past fall to prevent the pests from doing damage to the county’s plants and crops this spring.

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest that can weaken trees, damage ornamental plants and destroy fruit trees, hops, grape vines ...

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JCP&L’s 2022 Tree-Trimming Program Underway to Enhance Service Reliability

May 6, 2022

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is trimming trees across its 13-county service territory as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance electric service reliability. This year’s $40 million program will help keep power flowing to customers by helping to reduce tree-related outages, such as those that can occur during severe ...

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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Agent Spotlight: Kelly & Con Hartnett

Kelly and Con Hartnett, Sales Associates in the Livingston office, are a real estate power couple, ranking among the Top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents, nationwide. Kelly is an expert on the North Jersey market and one of BHHSNJ’s Certified Relocation Specialists. Whether you’re moving from the town over or crossing a few time zones, Kelly can guide you to your home of ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seniors Earn GMC Sportsmanship Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Athletes and teams from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison often receive recognition for outstanding sportsmanship. Earlier this spring, W+H seniors Zain Zaidi of Edison and Izabel Korycki of Colonia represented the school at the 21st Annual Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Banquet.

Zain and Izabel were selected as the W+H recipients and honored along with ...

Reminder: To Receive a $300 Stipend as a Union County Poll Worker, Apply Today

May 16, 2022

Union County residents who are interested in assisting voters at polling locations on Election Day this year can apply to become official poll workers. Poll workers will earn $300 for the day, starting at 5:15 a.m. through the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.

“Poll workers are there to answer questions and help voters understand how to cast their ballots.

Branch Out Offices Reimagine the Urban-Suburban Workplace with New Co-Working Space in Area

Branch Out Offices announce the opening of a modern co-working space in Mountainside, NJ. This unique workplace for medium and small-sized businesses, local professionals and solopreneurs offers state-of-the-art amenities in a flexible, affordable work environment. Branch Out Offices is conveniently located at 1136 US Rt 22 at the epicenter of Mountainside, Summit, Westfield, and ...

'Protecting Your Nest Egg Against Inflation' Topic of Next Peapack Private Wealth Management Webinar, May 18

Join Peapack Private Wealth Management's David Dietze and Elaine Phipps on Wednesday, May 18 at 1PM EST as they discuss concerns about inflation amid some of the highest readings in four decades and examine the various ways investors can protect their portfolios from this insidious tax on their purchasing power.

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private ...

Are We There Yet?

After the worst start to a year since 1932 that has left the S&P 500 within breathing distance of the 20% bear-market threshold, the question all investors are asking is: When might the market pullback run its course?1 Since hitting an all-time high on the first trading day of the year, major indexes have been in a steady downtrend and made a fresh one-year low last week. The new ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

3 Key Reasons you Need B. Lewis Properties to Sell Your Home

May 11, 2022

Setting the Stage for Success

While your home may be perfect for your family... it's not perfect for everyone. As an independent professional I will be able to advise you on what small (or large) changes need to be made to appeal to the most buyer, to get you the most offers, and the highest price. 

In the pictures here you can see that while the property owner enjoyed her many ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

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Church of the Little Flower, Berkeley Heights

Church of the Little Flower Hosts Loss of Child ...

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