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We just launched a new Q&A feature on Patch! Check it out or learn more! The Board of Education is already talking about the 2010-2011 school budget and they are analyzing each line item with scrunity now so as not to repeat the situation the district faced last year when Gov.

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ART in the Garden at ReevesReed Arboretum June 6

Sat, 02 May 2015 00:30:56 GMT

On Saturday evening, June 6, 6-11 p.m., the gardens of Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit will be alive with fabulous music, wonderful art installations, and incredible food as we celebrate our eagerly anticipated annual fundraiser, ART in the Garden. Longtime Reeves-Reed friends, Elisa and Michael ORourke, will be honored in recognition of their generous support of the annual summer art exhibition and installation as well as their unwavering commitment to education at the arboretum.

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Girls Night Out aids The Brooke Healey Foundation

Fri, 01 May 2015 20:23:54 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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Congressman Lance to host town hall meeting in Berkeley Heights on May 4

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:51:10 GMT

Congressman Leonard Lance will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, May 4, from 5:30-7 p.m., at Berkeley Heights Council Chambers located at 29 Park Ave., Berkeley Heights. This is his 33rd in-person town hall meeting.

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Local author T. Dasu to speak at Berkeley Heights Library on May 19

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:04:50 GMT

New Jersey author T. Dasu will discuss her new novel "Spy Interrupted: the Waiting Wife" at the Berkeley Heights Public Library, 290 Plainfield Ave., 908-464-9333, on Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. In Dasus new romantic spy thriller, a young couple become involved in international espionage during a trip to India. In this library program, Dasu will discuss her interest in the romance of Jane Austen novels and the thrill of Graham Greenes classic spy stories.

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Qlik Details Partner Program Upgrade Margin Increases

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 02:40:13 GMT

Business analytics software developer Qlik is undertaking a significant overhaul of its partner program, including simplifying the programs structure, boosting margins and taking steps to eliminate channel conflict. Qlik is also stepping up its partner recruitment efforts in North America, Qliks channel executives told CRN in interviews at its Qonnect 2015 partner conference in Dallas this week.

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To the editor A sad day for Berkeley Heights

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:48:45 GMT

On April 21, the Township Council approved a resolution that authorized the Planning Board to conduct a study of whether the 3 properties consisting of a portion of a block near the sewer plant, the library property, and the upper church property of Little Flower were an "area in need of redevelopment" according to NJSA 40A:12A-5, part of the Local Redevelopment and Housing law. All council members except Mr. Delia voted for this resolution.

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Knights of Columbus Fund Drive raised 3000 for local programs

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:50:38 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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To the editor A land swap by any other name

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:41:01 GMT

The TC meeting of April 21, picked up where we left off on our Committees Land Swap Plans. They mentioned it is really not a SWAP, or a Transfer, but whatever you call it the results are the same.

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Most Recent Job Openings in New ProvidenceBerkeley Heights

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:37:12 GMT

Looking for a new job close to home? The New Providence-Berkeley Heights Patch helps you search for jobs and employers post new listings. Find full time or part time jobs near New Providence-Berkeley Heights post job openings for your local company by clicking here.

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Bear spotted near Connell Drive in Berkeley Heights

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:07:25 GMT

A bear has been seen wandering in the wooded area behind Lifetime Fitness and Connell Drive in Berkeley Heights. Lt. Robert Deitch said the bear has even "been on Route 78 a couple of times."

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business news notes

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:33:46 GMT

Haven Banks OShea wins award The New Jersey Bankers Association has selected Mortimer OShea, a director of Hoboken-based Haven Savings Bank, to receive its Forrey-Gallman Award for 2015. The award will be presented on May 30 during the Second General Session of the 111th NJBA Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Black River Western plans run from Flemington in 1965 Almanac April 23 2015

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:42:10 GMT

April 23, 1965: "Ready to roll -- Railroad buffs will be able to ride in a steam locomotive drawn train this summer between Flemington and Ringoes. The first trip is planned for May 16, and Gov. Richard Hughes is among distinguished guests invited to be a passenger."

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No Crystal Stair heartfelt poems from a Berkeley Heights poet

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:49:22 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Sarah Smith Ducksworth said, "I didnt intend to write a book" but despite her best intentions, she wrote a book of poems and one essay, "No Crystal Stair," and is now working on a novel. Ducksworth knows a lot about writing.

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20 Customer Service Jobs Near Madison

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:39:28 GMT

Looking for a new job close to home? The Madison Patch jobs board helps you search for jobs, and employers post new listings. Find full time or part time jobs near Madison or post job openings for your local company by clicking here.

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Wharton Music Center in Berkeley Heights ends concert series on May 7

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:14:21 GMT

Wharton Music Center ends its Community Concert Series with Rodrigos Concierto de Aranjuez featuring guitarist Joel Perry on May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at 60 Locust Ave. in Berkeley Heights. Tickets are $5, available by calling 908-790-0700.

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Ken Ludwigs Three Musketeers next at Chatham Playhouse

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:45:07 GMT

Rebecca Ryan, Nick Colacino, Sean Day, Steve Ruskin, Frank Blaeuer, Ed Faver, Corrine Chandler, Chip Prestera, Kristina Hernandez, Glen D. Post, Scott Costine, Caroline Cromwell. Its all for one and one for all as "The Three Musketeers" ride into the Chatham Playhouse and wrapping up Chatham Players 93rd Season.

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Berkeley Heights School District announces Educators of the Year

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 22:09:27 GMT

Judith A. Rattner, Superintendent of Schools of the Berkeley Heights School District, has announced the names of the Berkeley Heights staff members who have been chosen as the "Educator of the Year" in their respective schools for the 2014-2015 school year.

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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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The Great Economic Divide topic of Summit Old Guard May 5 meeting

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:11:24 GMT

Gerald Williams, recently retired Professor of Philosophy, Seton Hall University, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Tuesday, May 5 meeting. He will speak on "The Great Economic Divide."

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Body Soul and DRC360 announce grand opening of new salon Spa and...

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:01:43 GMT

Hair Salon Body & Soul and DrC360, Healing from the Inside Out have opened their businesses at 29 South St., New Providence, as of March, 2015. A shared Grand Opening is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a ribbon cutting at noon, attended by New Providence Mayor Al Morgan.

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NJ Sharing Network in Summit names heart transplant recipient as Board Chair

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:31:30 GMT

NJ Sharing Networks Board of Trustees has named an attorney who is a 10 year heart recipient as its chair. Bruce I. Goldstein, whose life was saved 10 years ago after receiving his heart transplant, is honored to serve as the first chairperson for NJ Sharing Network who also is a transplant recipient.

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Benefit concert for Paterson Music Project set for May 9 in New Providence

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 03:21:27 GMT

A benefit concert for Paterson Music Project will take place on Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the New Jersey Youth Symphonys Burgdorff Hall, 570 Central Ave. in New Providence. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Dog of the Week Help Sampson Find his Forever Home

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:27:37 GMT

Sampson is a 6 month old Labrador Retriever mix. He was found in a kill shelter in South Carolina and was about to be euthanized because he limped a bit.

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NJ entrepreneurs seek TV Sharks attention

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 07:13:53 GMT

Lisa Nejjar had one last weapon to wield in her effort to woo the young reality TV casting agent from the CNBC show "Shark Tank" sitting at the table in front of her. Nejjar, a 41-year-old former nurse from Lyndhurst, had laid out on the table a dozen samples of her companys product - a stretchy waist band called a "fusion belt" - that can hold keys, money and other items while the wearer exercises.

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Summit College Club book sale funds college scholarships

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:38:46 GMT

NEW PROVIDENCE - The annual Summit College Club Book Sale will take place from Tuesday, April 21 through April 26 at the American Legion Post #433, 357 Elkwood Ave. in New Providence. The building is next to the library.

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Dog of the Week Help Dallas Find his Forever Home

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:29:07 GMT

Dallas is a 4 month old Retriever mix. He is a friendly guy who aims to please. Dallas loves car rides.

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Samis offers creative fare from both land and sea

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 23:09:39 GMT

Samis Land and Sea does not mean Samis Surf and Turf; at least, not the way it might be interpreted at first glance. The dinner menu isnt a Noahs ark two-by-two pairing of, say, strip steak with salmon, or filet mignon with rainbow trout.

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TryCAN Collaboration accepts Public Service Award

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:59:13 GMT

The TryCAN Collaboration recently accepted the Public Service Award from the Suburban Chamber of Commerce to recognize and honor its exceptional efforts in providing programming to special needs youth and their families throughout the local community. Accepting the Public Service Award on behalf of TryCAN, was Kevin Taylor, coordinator of the Summit TryCAN program.

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N.J. Nobel Prize winners celebrated with acrobatics firedancing at Bell Labs

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:49:45 GMT

Eric Betzigs 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry came years after he reached two dead ends in his professional life, the first after quitting Bell Labs in 1994, burnt out with his research. Betzig eventually came up with a backup plan, going to work for his dads machine tool company in Michagan.

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Chatham Fire Department responds to 357 calls during 2014

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 03:10:55 GMT

The Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department responded to 357 calls during 2014, an increase of 41 calls from the prior year, Chief Doug Allan stated in his annual report to the Borough Council. The 53 members of the Department contributed 4,581 man hours of service to the community during 2014.

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