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Softball: New Providence Tramples Kent Place, 15-2

May 15, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ — Grace Friscia and Cate Conover each collected five hits,  and Morgan Connolly knocked in four runs to lead New Providence to a 15-2 softball victory over Kent Place on Friday.

Friscia hit a home run for New Providence (6-5), which scored five runs each in the first and third innings. Connolly went 3-for-4, and Cassidy Mishkind was 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI for ...

Freshman Zarinko Strikes For Five Goals, Including Game-Winner In Second OT, To Lift New Providence Over Gov. Livingston In UCT

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Jackson Zarinko of New Providence won't soon forget his first experience playing in the Union County boys lacrosse Tournament.

Zarinko, a freshman, scored all five goals for the Pioneers, including the game-winner in the early moments of the second overtime to lift sixth-seeded New Providence ...

Softball Player Morgan Connolly s Named Joe Eberle Weichert Realtors Pioneer Athlete of the Week

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The number of years Morgan Connolly has spent in the New Providence softball program is equal to the number of seniors on this year's team.

Connolly is in her fourth year as a member of the Pioneers' varsity -- albeit her junior season was canceled at the height of the COVID pandemic. And she's one of only four 12th-graders on this  year's ...

Baseball: New Providence Extends Winning Streak, Beating Union Catholic, 7-4, in UCT Opener

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Since beginning the season with three straight losses with some of the toughest teams in Union County, the New Providence baseball team has reeled off eight straight victories.

Union Catholic has been the victim three times in the Pioneers' streak, including Thursday's 7-4 New Providence victory in the first round of the Union County Tournament Thursday ...

Baseball: New Providence Beats Brearley, 9-2

KENILWORTH, NJ — New Providence scored four runs in the fourth inning and went on to a 9-2 baseball victory over Brearley on Wednesday.

James Pazdera went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs batted in and two runs scored for the Pioneers (7-3), who took a 7-2 lead after their four-run fourth.

Jason Graham went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Nick Bisaccia singled and drove in two runs in ...

Girls Lacrosse: New Providence Pulls Away to Beat Bernards, 17-8

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The New Providence girls lacrosse team inched closer to the .500 mark this spring with a decisive second half on Monday.

The Pioneers broke open a three-goal game by outscoring Bernards, 10-4, in the second half for a 17-8 victory at Lieder Field.

Junior midfielder Reagan Wawzycki topped New Providence (4-6) both in scoring and in the faceoff circle. Wawzycki ...

New Providence Baseball Team Seeded 6th in Union County Tournament

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The New Providence baseball team has been seeded sixth in the Union County Tournament, which held its seeding meeting Monday night.

The Pioneers are scheduled to play at home against Union Catholic the 11th seed, in the opening round on Monday, May 17.

A total of 16 teams entered the tournament. Cranford is the top seed, followed by Union (2), Gov. Livingston (3), ...

Baseball: New Providence Defeats Union Catholic, 4-2

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — New Providence scored all its runs in the second inning and the pitching of James Pazdera and Liam Henn made those runs stand up in a 4-2 victory over Union Catholic Friday afternoon.

The Pioneers (6-3) erupted for four runs in the bottom of the second inning. Bobby Cushing singled with one out, and consecutive walks to Matt Demareski and Pazdera loaded the ...

Wawzycki Collects Five Goals In Leading New Providence To Girls Lacrosse Victory

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Reagan Wawzycki has proven to be one of the top scoring threats in the state this season.

On Thursday afternoon, the talented junior came through again, scoring five goals to help lead the New Providence girls lacrosse team to an 11-6 victory over visiting West Morris in New Providence.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Lady Pioneers, who improved to ...

Baseball: New Providence Tops Summit, 9-4

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — New Providence jumped on Summit for four runs in the first inning and went on to a 9-4 baseball victory on Thursday.

Dean Licari went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI for the Pioneers (5-3), who scored three runs in the sixth inning to extend a 6-4 lead.

Nick Bisaccia and Matt Demareski each pitched two scoreless innings for New Providence. Each pitcher ...

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Select Allen Swanson as Democratic Candidate for New Providence Council

May 16, 2021

For the second year in a row the New Providence Republicans may be able to run for Council without an opposing Democratic candidate.  This is not good for many reasons.  The most significant being the ability of the Republicans to remain in office without addressing a single issue regarding their performance as our representatives.  Our elections are intended to provide a ...

What Patients Know About Their Implanted Coronary Stents: Not Enough, According to Morristown Medical Center Study

May 16, 2021

To be Presented at American College of Cardiology 70th Annual Scientific Sessions, Study Led by Dr. Jordan Safirstein Suggests Keeping Stent Info on Smartphones 

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Fewer than half (48%) of patients receiving a heart stent, or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), had the provided stent card with them when surveyed at a later date, according to researchers at ...

The New Providence Alliance to Offer THE UPSTANDERS Virtual Screening - Tuesday, May 18 @7:30pm

On Tuesday, May 18th at 7:30pm the New Providence Alliance, to prevent alcohol and drug abuse, is sponsoring a screening of the documentary THE UPSTANDERS. A panel discussion will follow.  The topic of suicide is addressed. The film is recommended for adults, and youth in grades 7+ with adult guidance.  Please register to receive the viewing link.

The Upstanders is unsettling and ...

Join Union County’s Free Recycling Events in May, June

Free events enable Union County residents to help conserve resources and reduce waste.

The Union County Board of Commissioners reminds residents that free countywide recycling events are coming up in May and June. There will be separate events for Scrap Metal, Mobile Paper Shredding, and Household Hazardous Waste. All residents from any municipality in Union County can use any of these ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

Look past these life insurance myths

May 7, 2021

Most people recognize the need for life insurance – but many of them still don’t have it.

Why?

People offer a variety of rationales for remaining uninsured. But these reasons may just be myths. Here are a few of them:

“I’m single (or married with no children), so I don’t need life insurance.” Even if you’re single, you may still have ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Legal Pot Business Could Bring Westfield Tax Revenue, But Some Smell Trouble

May 16, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — If the majority public sentiment voiced by residents at Thursday’s listening session of the Westfield Cannabis Commission is any indicator of what the town council will decide, the possibility of Westfield-based marijuana businesses could be snuffed out or severely limited.

The cannabis commission heard from a bevy of residents opposed to allowing legal marijuana ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...