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Academy of Our Lady Of Peace in New Providence Saved and Will Remain Open

May 22, 2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After the school petitioned The Archdiocese of Newark to keep their school open, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace in New Providence will remain open. 

In a press release issued by the Archdiocese of Newark on May 7, 2020, they announced the consolidation and closure of 10 Catholic Schools in the region, including The Academy of Our Lady of Peace in New ...

Faith Lutheran Church and Pedals for Progress Partner for Donations

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Now is a great time to do some spring cleaning. Maybe there is a bike taking up space in the garage, shed or basement. Maybe it is an old model, a bit worn, in need of repair, or just something you or your kids have outgrown. Pedals for Progress (P4P) has a great option that is socially and environmentally responsible.

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Join Westminster Presbyterian Church for Online Worship Service on May 10, 2020

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Berkeley Heights invites everyone to their Online Worship Service on Sunday, 10th May 2020. Pastor George Betz will be leading the Sunday Service with a Proclamation titled “Man Overboard: The Challenge and Joy of Radical Discipleship” and text “Matthew 14:22-32”.

The Worship Service can be accessed through our website ...

New Providence Presbyterian Church Supplies Boxes of Hope

New Providence Presbyterian Church, in partnership with Boxes of Hope, is collecting and distributing food and supplies to anyone in the community who has been impacted by COVID-19. The contents of the boxes will vary somewhat based on the needs of the family or individual, but some basics include toilet paper, paper towels, canned food, and pasta. It is important to note that Boxes of Hope are ...

Join Faith Lutheran For Online Worship Sunday, May 10, at 10 a.m.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Faith Lutheran Church of New Providence invites all to attend its online worship service on Sunday, May 10, at 10 am.  The service will be conducted by Faith’s pastor, Rev. Jane McCready. The sermon will be given by Rev. Markus Vaga, pastoral associate of Faith.

In response to NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s directive and the advice of health care ...

Join Westminster Presbyterian Church for an Online Worship Service on May 10, 2020

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Berkeley Heights invites everyone to their Online Worship Service on Sunday, 10th May 2020. Pastor George Betz will be leading the Sunday Service with a Proclamation titled “Man Overboard: The Challenge and Joy of Radical Discipleship” and text “Matthew 14:22-32”.

The Worship Service can be accessed through our website ...

Join Faith Lutheran for Online Worship on Sunday, May 3, at 10 a.m

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Faith Lutheran Church of New Providence invites all to attend its online worship service on Sunday, May 3, at 10 am. The service will be conducted by Faith’s pastor, Rev. Jane McCready. The message will be, “Hope Found Here.”

 

In response to NJ Governor, Phil Murphy’s directive and the advice of health care professionals, ...

Norman C. Lubeck, Sr., Woodward Realtors Founder, Passes Away at Age 85

Norman C. Lubeck, Sr., 85, of Berkeley Heights, NJ, died at his home on April 23, 2020. Born to George F. Sr. and Lillian in Plainfield, NJ, Lubeck was a graduate of Seton Hall University and a US Army veteran. He worked as a NY construction project manager and Wall Street broker, before beginning his long career in real estate in Summit, NJ.

Lubeck worked for many years with the Holmes ...

Asian Indian Christian Church Delivers 'Blessing Bags' to People in Need

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - 100 Blessing Bags were packed and delivered to senior citizens in Plainfield by volunteers from the Asian Indian Christian Church, located at 172 Springfield Avenue Berkeley Heights.  The Church and its parishioners pride themselves on service.

On March 26th a request went out to the church community for sponsors and volunteers to help senior citizens in need due to ...

Join Faith Lutheran For Online Worship, Sunday, April 26, at 10 a.m.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Faith Lutheran Church of New Providence invites all to attend its online worship service on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 10 am.  The service will be conducted by Faith’s pastor, Rev. Jane McCready.  The sermon will be given by Faith’s pastoral associate, Rev. Robert Kriesat.

In response to NJ Governor, Phil Murphy’s directive and the advice ...

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Faith Lutheran Continues Online Sunday Services

May 29, 2020

Since Sunday, March 22, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence has been conducting its 10 a.m. Sunday service online rather than in its sanctuary at 524 South Street.  Previously, Faith had two services each Sunday, one at 8:30 a.m. and a second at 11 a.m.

The liturgy of each online service is administered by Faith’s pastor, Rev. Jane ...

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Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

An Open Letter to Senator Kean, Assemblwoman Munoz, Assemblyman Bramnick

June 1, 2020

The killing of George Floyd is the most recent in a long line of senseless, brutal murders of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement. It is part of an ongoing moral failure by Americans to correct systemic racism that has eroded the foundation of our society.   We must act now not only to protect those among us who are most vulnerable but to make them less vulnerable.  We ...

Three-Day Schedule for Free Union County COVID-19 Test Center

June 5, 2020

Effective Monday, June 8, the free Union County Covid-19 Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

“As the result of a historic community effort by Union County residents to slow the spread of COVID-19, the number of requests for tests has gone down in recent ...

Free Virtual Contemporary/Modern Dance Masterclass on June 5

Dancers of all skill levels (ages 10+) are invited to tune in virtually on Zoom to learn from professional dance artist and New Jersey-based choreographer, Donna Scro Samori, for a free Modern/Contemporary Masterclass on Friday, June 5 from 10:00-11:00am.

Donna Scro Samori has toured professionally as a dance artist for over twenty years. She received a 2008 Fellowship from New Jersey State ...

Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

 

Community Conversations: Guiding Patients with Cancer

Join Eric Whitman, MD, medical director of Cancer Care for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will share guidance for patients with cancer as we coexist with COVID-19.

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Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Explorations in Musical Theater: Seussical Kids

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Sat, June 6, 8:00 AM

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Barre Intensity

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Sat, June 6, 9:00 AM

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Alignment Based Vinyasa

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Sat, June 6, 9:00 AM

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Free Sapling Giveaway

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Sat, June 6, 10:00 AM

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Blood Drive at the Berkeley Heights YMCA

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Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Blood Drive at the Berkeley Heights YMCA June 6

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2020 4th of July Fireworks at Nomahegan Park and all Other Union County Parks Canceled

May 27, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
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Calculating an IRD Deduction

Have you recently inherited a loved one’s retirement assets? If so, you should know that there is an income tax deduction available to you called the income in respect of a decedent, or IRD, deduction. When certain inherited assets are hit with both federal estate and income taxes, this deduction can help offset the impact. Taking the time to ensure you correctly utilize this tax break can ...

Using IRAs to Help Children

Did you know there is no minimum age for having an IRA? As long as your child has earned income, you can open an account in their name. Whether they contribute to the IRA with their own money from working or a gift from you, the power of compound interest can help them get a significant head start on a secure financial future.

To learn more, click here to download “Using IRAs to Help ...