Stony Hill Players Present Bye Bye Birdie

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 22:13:59 GMT

Stony Hill Players of Summit presents another all-youth production, "Bye Bye Birdie." Directed by Jayne Myers, this perennial Broadway favorite will run for two weekends: December 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ.

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Aussie mix pup is laid back and learning

Fri, 22 May 2015 12:47:04 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Bailey is an Australian cattle dog mix in the care of Home for Good Dog Rescue. Described by volunteers as shy at first, he lives in a foster home with children, cats and dogs of various sizes and should make a good pet in most any home.

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Governor Livingston High students win awards in VFW essay contest

Sat, 16 May 2015 12:03:49 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Recently members of VFW Post 6259 presented three juniors at Governor Livingston High School with certificates and awards for their essays in the Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay Competition. The winners at the school were Sama Manchanda, Karly Deland, and Shai Amkraut.

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Basking Ridge resident earns Million Mile Safe Driving Award

Sat, 16 May 2015 08:03:02 GMT

Basking Ridge resident Jay Ignaut was one of 14 postal letter carriers recognized at a special safe driving awards ceremony at the Berkeley Heights Post Office on May 13. The highlight of the event was the presentation of the prestigious National Safety Councils Million Mile Award to Ignaut and his fellow letter carrier James Lackaye. The NSCs Million Mile Award is presented to professional drivers for operating a motor vehicle on the job for more than one million miles without a preventable accident.

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Berkeley Heights VFW sells Buddy Poppies

Tue, 12 May 2015 22:41:03 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Have you seen someone selling Buddy Poppies in the area? Its that time of year, so if you havent yet, you will soon. Dr. Patrick Smith of Smith Chiropractic, and Vice Chairman of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce is one of many people in the area who always support the Buddy Poppies program.

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Berkeley Heights photographer wins first in contest

Tue, 12 May 2015 18:40:42 GMT

After all these years a portrait by Miron Abramovici of Berkeley Heights recently was awarded the top prize in the Love is in the Air photography contest. BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Photographer Miron Abramovicis portrait titled "After all these years," recently was named the Grand Jury Winner of the "Love is in the Air" competition .

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Third annual street fair slated for June 28 in Berkeley Heights

Tue, 12 May 2015 05:14:55 GMT

On Sunday, June 28, the Suburban Chamber of Commerce along with the Berkeley Heights Rotary will be holding its third annual Street Fair. This event will once again be held along Springfield Ave. from Snyder Ave. to Plainfield Ave. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m The street will be transformed into a giant town block party.

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Gardeners of Wagner Farm Arboretum hold plant sale

Tue, 12 May 2015 01:05:09 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - The Gardeners of Wagner Farm Arboretum held its annual Spring Plant Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, at Union Village United Methodist Church in Berkeley Heights. Hundreds of annuals in flats and hanging baskets, perennials and vegetable plants covered a large corner of the parking lot.

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Relay for Life Berkeley Heights; bring the team tonight to GLHS

Mon, 11 May 2015 20:55:34 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - An All Team/All Participant meeting of the Relay for Life! Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence, Springfield and Summit is tonight, Monday, May 11. The meeting will be held at 7.p.m. at Governor Livingston High School, in the cafeteria. Bring your whole team and bring friends who might want to start teams, say the organizers.

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Daddys Crew cabaret aids Relay for Life

Sat, 09 May 2015 16:51:59 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - There werent many dry eyes in the house when the Company sang What I Did For Love from "A Chorus Line" at the conclusion of the Cabaret for a Cure. Daddys Crew Relay for Life Team members and supporters honored the late Kenneth Daddy Stiefel on Friday, May 8, with the cabaret fundraiser for the team.

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To the editor Berkeley Heights requires redevelopment

Fri, 08 May 2015 20:58:46 GMT

I believe "Municipal Redevelopment Laws" were originally developed to address "blighted areas of a municipality." They typically address unsafe,typically unoccupied, uninhabitable housing, commercial, or industrial buildings, or sites.

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Berkeley Heights mulls revaluation of property; will have to act on affordable housing

Thu, 07 May 2015 19:54:20 GMT

According to a report by Bob Faszczewski in TapInto.net , on Tuesday, May 5, Mayor Robert Woodruff, Councilman Kevin Hall and Robert Edgar, the tax assessor, spoke about the possibility of having a township-wide revaluation during the council meeting. The advantage to that would likely be fewer tax appeals and a more fair valuation of properties.

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Former Chatham public school teacher presents concert May 14

Thu, 07 May 2015 02:53:32 GMT

Wharton Music Center presents a concert of original compositions for guitar by Joe Elliott on May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at 60 Locust Ave. in Berkeley Heights. The concert is free and open to the public.

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From fish to founding fathers Union County 4Hers speak their mind

Wed, 06 May 2015 17:23:13 GMT

The Union County 4-H Dog Lovers Club participated in the annual County 4-H Public Presentation Night on Friday, April 24, at the Union County Vo-Tech Schools campus in Scotch Plains. Club members include Lauren Lang of Berkeley Heights, Kiera Sethman of Linden, Jaxx and Jett Katsaros of Clark, Jasmyn Mall of Kenilworth, and Henrique Alveez of Hillside.

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Firefighters douse truck fire in Berkeley Heights

Tue, 05 May 2015 22:28:13 GMT

A car fire on Mountain Avenue was quickly put out by members of the Berkeley Heights Fire Department on Monday, May 5. BERKELEY HEIGHTS - At about 10:10 a.m. on Monday, May 4, the Berkeley Heights Fire Department was dispatched to an activated fire alarm on Hunterdon Boulevard and a truck fire on Mountain Ave near Diamond Hill Rd. Agencies that assisted with the two calls were the New Providence and Watchung Fire Departments and the Stirling Fire Company.

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Congressman Lance speaks in Berkeley Heights

Tue, 05 May 2015 22:28:12 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Congressman Leonard Lance held his 33rd town hall meeting on Monday, May 4, in town hall. A small but interested and knowledgeable crowd who came from many towns in his district asked questions that covered a variety of topics including: the role of Congress in approving an agreement with Iran to prevent the development of nuclear weapons; whether he supported the "Fair Tax" proposal; the publics dissatisfaction with Congress; robo calls; climate change; the Supreme Courts decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission which some have interpreted as legislating that "corporations are people;" increasing the gas tax to pay for infrastructure improvements; Social Security and more.

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Baroni Kelly being arraigned today in GWB case

Mon, 04 May 2015 11:08:01 GMT

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno attends the groundbreaking ceremony for the future site of Gloucester City Middle School, 10:30 a.m. in Gloucester City.

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LOreal USA Reduces CO2 Emissions By 57

Mon, 04 May 2015 09:08:12 GMT

On the heels of Earth Day, LOreal USA is announcing the first measured results of its global sustainability program, Sharing Beauty With All. Launched in 2013, the program celebrates LOreals commitment to produce, develop and innovate sustainably.

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North Caldwell Boy Sells Lemonaid And Runs For Organ Donation

Mon, 18 May 2015 08:13:57 GMT

When Sam Prince, 12, of North Caldwell was younger he could not ride a bike, go swimming, attend school, or even run a lemonade stand. But four years ago, he got a new heart, and is now able to enjoy all the fun things kids do.

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NJ Sharing Network to Hold 5thAnnual Celebration of Life 5K Walk and USATF Certified Race on June 7

Sat, 16 May 2015 12:30:29 GMT

May 15, 2015 - NJ Sharing Network is gearing up for its signature event of the year, the Annual 5K Celebration of Life, which attracts thousands of participants to New Providence each June to support its mission of saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation. The event is a family-oriented day taking place Sunday, June 7, at NJ Sharing Network headquarters, 691 Central Ave. in New Providence.

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Livestrong at the Madison YMCA holds April 2015 graduation

Wed, 13 May 2015 00:56:14 GMT

The fifth Livestrong at the YMCA class graduated on April 23. The program brings those affected by cancer a significant step forward toward sustained healthy living beyond cancer diagnosis and recovery. Pictured is Madison Area YMCA Senior Director of Healthy Living Joe Gonsalves, of Edison; Colleen Russo of Morristown; Mary Patricia Zegers of Denville; Judy OConnor of Wayne; Susan Dillon of Morris Plains; Coach Patty Matthaei, of Madison; Helene Ferm of Morristown; Rosa Regakado-Bowers of Morristown; and Madison Area YMCA Associate Fitness Director Jennifer Casanova, of New Providence.

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New Providence home burglarized police seek help

Tue, 12 May 2015 20:51:07 GMT

According to police, it appears the burglar entered the home through the rear door, rummaged through the office and bedrooms and, ultimately, took jewelry and cash. Police are asking for help from the residents in the area of Hillary Place, Bromley Court and Union Avenue from Kline Boulevard to Rose Avenue.

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Car stolen two broken into in two days in New Providence

Mon, 11 May 2015 19:50:40 GMT

NEW PROVIDENCE - One vehicle was reported stolen and someone tried to break into another one overnight on May 7. A third car was entered the next night but not stolen. According to police, a vehicle was stolen from a residence in the Pittsford and Elkwood avenues area of the borough.

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Chatham wins Safe Routes to School Grant

Thu, 07 May 2015 14:27:01 GMT

Chatham Township received a $578,000 grant for sidewalks from the federally- funded Safe Routes to School Program, the largest of the 2014 grants awarded to municipalities in New Jersey. Pictured, students walk on Spring Street, one of the streets to receive sidewalks as a result of the grant.

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Delays on Gladstone Line after man struck by train

Tue, 05 May 2015 20:19:38 GMT

NJ Transit train service was temporarily suspended on the Gladstone branch Tuesday afternoon after a train hit a man on the tracks, who has been taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The incident happened at 2:34 p.m., when a Gladstone bound train from Hoboken with 40 passengers on board hit the man in New Providence, said Jennifer Nelson, an NJ Transit spokeswoman.

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Our Lady of Peace Church in New Providence to host its annual Country Fair May 1316

Tue, 05 May 2015 02:28:06 GMT

When the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, its time for the annual Country Fair at Our Lady of Peace in New Providence. The fair takes place over four days: a Wednesday, May 13, 6-10 p.m. a Thursday, May 14, 6-10 p.m. a Friday, May 15, 6-11 p.m. a Saturday, May 16, 1-11 p.m. Chairpersons for the fair for the past 26 years, Jim and Debbie Johnston, promise that there is something for everyone - no matter what the age.

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Summit Police charge three for driving violations

Mon, 04 May 2015 20:12:17 GMT

SUMMIT - Summit Police charged Fernando Morales, 34, of Summit, at 1:10 a.m. on April 27, at Clark Street for driving while intoxicated. i 1 4i 1 4 In other police news, Summit Police reported charging two people with driving while suspended during the last week in April.

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Girls Night Out aids The Brooke Healey Foundation

Fri, 01 May 2015 20:19:05 GMT

New Providence High School senior Alli Lamhing, who has been involved in fund-raising since she was 10, organized the Girls Night Out event that took place at the William Paca Club. It attracted a number of local women of all ages who came out to support the foundation which helps fund Pediatric Cancer Research.

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Police high school students switch roles in Summit

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:45:57 GMT

Summit and New Providence police officers met with students outside Summit High School in the morning and put into practice some of the things they learned in their first exposure to the new initiative, Police and Teens Together, otherwise known as P.A.T.T. . Summit and New Providence police officers met with students outside Summit High School on Aprll 30 and put into practice some of the things they learned in their first exposure to the new initiative, Police and Teens Together.

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New Providence counselor provides pro bono grief and bereavement meetings

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:33:43 GMT

Thomas Dwyer, executive director and founder of the Gateway Center for Counseling and Recovery, in New Providence, is keeping his promise of providing pro bono grief and bereavement group meetings for those who have lost a loved from drugs and/or alcohol. When asked why he started this group, he said, "Several years ago, while working at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, a young beautiful 24 year-old client of the agency died of a drug overdose.

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Knights of Columbus Fund Drive raised 3000 for local programs

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:26:01 GMT

Early this April, the Knights of Columbus Summit Council 783 held its annual fund raising drive for persons with intellectual disabilities at Manhattan Bagel and Kings Supermarket in Summit, Dunkin Donuts and Noahs Bagels in New Providence and Dunkin Donuts in Berkeley Heights. One hundred percent of the $3,000 collected over three days has been donated to these local organizations: The ARC of Union County, Summit TryCAN program for Children with Special Needs, Our House Foundation of Berkeley Heights, and The Special Olympics.

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Pasta meatball dinner packed the hall for CSA in New Providence

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:07:11 GMT

NEW PROVIDENCE - Saturday evening, April 25, the New Providence Lions Club held the annual fundraiser, a pasta and meatball dinner, for the Community Service Association of New Providence . The dinner was held at the DeCorso Community Center and included a basket raffle, a 50/50 raffle and, of course, outstanding food, served up by volunteers, including Mayor Al Morgan, in the large room of the center.

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Fundraising concert being held for Paterson Music Project

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:13:11 GMT

A benefit concert for the Paterson Music Project will take place on Sat., May 9 at the New Jersey Youth Symphonys Burgdorff Hall in New Providence. The concert is free and open to the public.

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