Living a life of adventure with a Berkeley Heights writer

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:34:39 GMT

It was a wonderful series of unintended consequences that led Berkeley Heights writer and bark canoe enthusiast Ted Behne to become immersed in the eccentric life of Tappan Adney.

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Sage Eldercare provides grocery shopping errand service and meals

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:43:56 GMT

Pictured is Ernie Moore of Berkeley Heights, a SAGE Eldercare Meals On Wheels volunteer, who is preparing to make his daily delivery of hot meals. If you know of an older adult who may be finding it difficult to get to the grocery store or who cannot easily prepare their own meals, then perhaps one of SAGE Eldercares services would help out as the weather turns cold.

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Wharton Music Center Community Concert Series continues Nov. 9 at Long Hill Twp. Library

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:56:32 GMT

Wharton Music Center continues its Community Concert Series on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m., at the Long Hill Township Library located at 917 Valley Road in Gillette. Wharton Music Center faculty members Kathleen Ditmer, French horn, and Gerald Wright, trumpet, are joined by John Lambert, trumpet, David Read, trombone, and Dean Plank, bass trombone.

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Donx27;t Scare Your Children Prepare Your Children

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:57:29 GMT

In my previous column, I expressed my concerns about a 5-year-old girl who had to sign a contract promising that she would not commit suicide or homicide. As a martial arts teacher, who has taught this age group for 17 years, Id like to share my opinion on how to prepare your children for conflict in a healthy way.

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Eagle Scout sign project for Mountainside

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:03:52 GMT

Pictured are Deanna Andre, Mountainside Borough Councils Restoration Committee liaison; Paul Mirabelli, Mountainside mayor; Jeffrey Whyte, Eagle Scout candidate; Al Faella, Union County manager; Glenn Mortimer, Mountainside Borough Councils Library Board liaison; and Scott Daniels, chairman of Mountainside Restoration Committee. An unveiling was held on Friday evening , Oct. 17, of a sign made possible by Eagle Scout candidate Jeffrey Whyte.

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A New School Year at Westminster Nursery School

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:13:48 GMT

Westminster Nursery School in Berkeley Heights is off to a great start to the 2014/2015 school year. Easel painting is offered each day.

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Summit Medical Group and MD Anderson Cancer Center Announce Plans To...

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:30:42 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. Summit Medical Group and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have signed a letter of intent to develop a joint, outpatient cancer center, as an extension of MD Andersons partnership with Cooper University Health Care, that will provide an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to oncology care in northern New Jersey. The agreement is the first of its kind between MD Anderson and a physician-owned and governed multispecialty group.

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Flea market craft and collectible show Nov. 2 at Mt. Carmel Society Grounds in Berkeley Heights

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:41:42 GMT

A Flea Market, Craft & Collectible Show will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, outdoors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Society Grounds, 56 River Road, , Berkeley Heights.

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Jeanne Kingsley For Reelection for Township CouncilTogether We Can...

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:49:26 GMT

My name is Jeanne Kingsley. Together with my husband Ed, we have been residents of Berkeley Heights for 19 years.

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If you want better leadership change the leaders

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:52:27 GMT

My name is Roxanne Dowell. Like many of you, Im concerned about the future of our town and am unhappy with our current leadership.

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Vitox27;s View on Redevelopment Let Me Show You My Town

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:52:17 GMT

"Let me show you my town," said Vito Mondelli, an 84-year life-long resident of Berkeley Heights, known for his nostalgic farm stand on Plainfield Avenue and historic knowledge of "his town". Take a look at Berkeley Heights from his view -- as he points across the street where he remembers the circular driveway with the flag pole and a First World War stone monument.

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Berkeley Heights Republican Municipal Committee Invites You to Meet...

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:25:14 GMT

Election Day is quickly approaching, and the Berkeley Heights Republican Municipal Committee invites supporters and friends for "Football and Friend-Raising" on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 12:30 to 4:00pm at the VFW Lounge,15 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and talk with Republican candidates: Bob Woodruff for Mayor and Jeanne Kingsley and Marc Faecher for Township Council.

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Berkeley Heights Schools Report a Decrease in Violence Vandalism and HIB Incidents

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:20:30 GMT

A total of two incidents of violence and no vandalism incidents occurred in the townships public schools from Jan. 1 to June 30 of this year, compared to four violence incidents and two vandalism incidents for the similar time period last year, according to a report presented at last weeks Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting by Grace Acosta, Mark Cantagallo, Kevin Morra and Tara Oliveira. The report, under state law, combines data included in the states Electronic Violence and Vandalism Reporting System and the Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying - Investigations, Trainings and Programs Data Collection System.

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Berkeley Heights Swap Sense

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:15:51 GMT

Up to now I have been very critical of the Berkeley Heights Swap. I want to take a more positive approach.

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Annual Berkeley Heights PBA 144 Trunk or Treat Saturday Oct. 25

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:32:07 GMT

The Berkeley Heights PBA invites the children of Berkeley Heights to join them in the Police Department parking lot located at 29 Park Avenue in Berkeley Heights on Saturday, October 25. Arrive in costume and go trunk to trunk to collect treats and participate in Pearly Whites Pumpkin Carving Contest. Arrive at 4 p.m. to decorate your vehicles trunk and Trunk or Treating will start at approximately 4:30 p.m. Bring treats to leave in your trunk for the children.

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Putting This Project On Hold Is Not An Option Constructive Input Welcome

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:20:17 GMT

The Town Council recently held a series of open public meetings designed to inform the public about the options involved in fixing our Municipal Complex, while at the same time obtaining resident input in approaching this redevelopment plan. This is more then just a swap, but an opportunity for the Berkeley Heights Community to finally address the aging infrastructure of our town in a very meaningful way.

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Berkeley Heights 10U Girls Softball Wins Championship

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:05:27 GMT

Berkeley Heights Bombers 10U girls softball team capped the fall season by winning the fall league championship on Saturday against Long Hill, 11-3. Please pick some towns to customize the content of your e-news updates.

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SARA brings cats to adoption fair check out the photos.

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:13:18 GMT

SCOTCH PLAINS - Summit Animal Rescue Association held its fifth annual Pet Adoption Fair at Parker Gardens in Scotch Plains on Saturday, Oct. 18. Dozens of cats of all sizes, shapes and colors slept patiently in their cages, pausing to raise their heads from time to time, if someone interesting came by or there was an interesting noise. SARA, as the organization is known, is headquartered in Berkeley Heights.

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Bail reduced for some alleged Genovese crime family associates

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:59:45 GMT

MORRISTOWN - Bail was reduced for several of the alleged Genovese crime family associates accused of running illegal financial schemes and sports gambling operations, but a Superior Court judge maintained $400,000 bail for alleged "capo" Charles "Chuckie" Tuzzo Thursday. The 80-year-old Tuzzo, however, posted $40,000 with a bail bondsman and was expected to be released later in the evening.

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Summit College Club Seeks Members

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:09:02 GMT

The Summit College Club, a branch of the American Association of University Women, is seeking new members to add to its roster. Enrollment is open to all women and men holding the associate degree or higher; current members come from Union, Essex, Somerset, and Morris Counties in NJ, New York City, and beyond.

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Four New Providence High School students to participate in choral events

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:23:59 GMT

Kevin Dackow, junior; Juliana Ruta, junior; and William Roper, senior, were selected among students from schools across the state into the All State Mixed Chorus. Their director is Peggy Dettwiler, Director of Choral Activities at Mansfield University.

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New Providence Man Arrested for 1stDegree Racketeering Charges

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:27:41 GMT

A New Providence resident was one of seven arrested on Tuesday on first-degree racketeering charges for allegedly reaping millions of dollars in criminal profits in New Jersey through loansharking, unlicensed check cashing, gambling and money laundering, including laundering of funds generated from narcotics trafficking. According to Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, Vito Alberti, 55, of New Providence has been a "soldier" for the New York-based Genovese crime family who was one of the suspects arrested.

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New Jersey charges 11 with mob loansharking scheme

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:27:40 GMT

Members and associates of one of New Yorks legendary crime families used check cashing businesses and a Newark restaurant to run a racketeering enterprise that reaped millions of dollars through loansharking and money laundering, New Jersey officials said Tuesday as they announced charges against 11 people. One of those arrested was reputed Genovese family capo Charles Tuzzo of Bayside, New York, who was charged with racketeering, money laundering, conspiracy, loansharking and promoting gambling.

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New Jersey charges 11 with mob loansharking scheme

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:27:39 GMT

Eleven reputed members and associates of a major New York-based organized crime family are facing charges in New Jersey. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman announced details of the arrests Tuesday during a news conference in Newark.

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B.I.G. program for women on how to protect financial assets is Oct. 30 in Summit

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:37:37 GMT

What happens when life throws you a curveball? Come to the October 30 B.I.G. meeting in Summit to find out. Women entrepreneurs work hard to earn money for their businesses.

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x27;Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.x27; Theme of 2014 Red Ribbon Week Oct. 2331

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:05:13 GMT

Honoring one man who made a difference in the countrys fight against illegal narcotics, Red Ribbon Week was established 1988 both In response to the murder of U.S. Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, and as a symbol of the commitment to raise awareness of the death and destruction caused by drugs in America. According to , Camarena, a Mexican-born American, was killed while on a drug-related assignment in Mexico.

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New Providence Counselor and Childrens Book Author Gives Back

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:45:35 GMT

New Providence resident Rebecca Perlman Coniglio, a licensed clinical social worker and certified school counselor, and author of childrens book series, "Lilys Little Life Lessons," has found a creative way to support The NJ Sharing Network. Her most recent book, "Lilys Laces" was written specifically for The NJ Sharing Network, with all proceeds from the book benefitting the organization which saves lives through organ and tissue donation.

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Traffic incident reported on Route 78 near Berkeley Heights

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:15:51 GMT

Traffic is flowing smoothly through much of Union County this afternoon but a traffic incident has been reported on Route 78, with additional delays on Route 78 and state Route 24. Near Berkeley Heights, a traffic incident has been reported, with additional delays in the westbound lane near New Providence.

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New Providence Field Receives Engineering Award

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:01:53 GMT

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ The Society of Municipal Engineers announced that the boroughs Hillview Field is the recipient of a first-place award in design. Councilman Jim Madden said the award was based primarily on criteria that included mixing available technology within dedicated space in a unique manner.

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Gordon MacInnes to speak at Summit Old Guard meeting Oct. 28 in New Providence

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:04:44 GMT

Gordon MacInnes, President of New Jersey Policy Perspectives, a progressive think tank, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Tuesday, Oct. 28, meeting in New Providence. He will describe "New Jerseys Slide to a Failed State Status."

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Recycle unwanted electronics at ecycling event in New Providence on Oct. 25

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:01:18 GMT

The County of Union will sponsor a recycling event for electronic equipment on Saturday, Oct. 25, so Union County residents can get rid of unwanted computers, televisions and other electronic equipment in an environmentally proper manner. The special E-cycling event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alcatel-Lucent Technologies facility, 600 Mountain Ave., New Providence.

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Summit Medical Groupx27;s Celebrity Golf Tournament Raises Nearly 200000

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:49:45 GMT

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ The Summit Medical Group Foundation held its 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament on Monday, September 29, at Hamilton Farms Golf Club in Gladstone. Celebrities attending the event were: Bruce Harper, NYJets; Otis Livingston, WCBS-TV Sports Reporter/Announcer; Ken Daneyko, NJ Devils; Ken Dashow, Q104 Radio Personality; Rick Cerone, NY Yankees, and Vini Lopez - Original and former drummer for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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New Providence Education Foundation Holds Strides4Students 5K and Fun Run

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:25:36 GMT

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ Hundreds of New Providence and area residents came out to support the New Providence Education Foundation first annual Strides4Students 5k and Fun Run on Sunday morning. "We want this [event] in perpetuity.

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New Providence Education Foundation Holds First Annual Strides4Students 5k and Fun Run

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:25:35 GMT

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ Hundreds of New Providence and area residents came out to support the New Providence Education Foundation first annual Strides4Students 5k and Fun Run on Sunday morning. "We want this [event] in perpetuity.

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Craft Fair in New Providence November 1

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 20:55:31 GMT

The annual craft show sponsored by the Womens Auxiliary of the William Paca Club will take place at the Club on First Street, New Providence, on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Pictured are quilters, Mary Bowman and Pat Keyser of Murray Hill, two of approximately twenty five artisans offering a variety of items such as knits, birdhouses, woodcrafts, jewelry, and baked goods.

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