Saturday, December 31, 2011
In the last few months alone, our town and surrounding areas were hit by an Earthquake, Irene, and a freak October snowstorm. Here, we recap those and other stories from 2011.
April 3, 2011 — House Fire at Runnymede Parkway "Under Control," Says Chief The cause of a residential fire that began in the back of a two-story home at 176 Runnymede Parkway on Sunday, April 3 is still under investigation. While no injuries were reported, the house is uninhabitable, at least for the evening, said New Providence Fire Chief Ralph Parlapiano, who received the call at 4:52 p.m. April 15, 2011 — Home Fire Causes Significant Smoke Damage A gas leak triggered a fire in a New Providence home at approximately 3:30 p.m., according to New Providence fire officials. The flames were under control by 4 p.m. New Providence Fire Chief Ralph Parlapiano said the fire was caused by a gas leak in the kitchen of the home at 105 Madison Ave…
Friday, December 30, 2011
Union County residents do everything they can to help those in need. This year, despite illness, weather and economic woes, many found ways to come together and lend a helping hand.
Whether moved by 9/11, passionate about helping friends in need or lending support to neighbors who lost much after Hurricane Irene, Union County residents inspired each other this year. Read on to find out how 2011 was a year of thankfulness and giving back. Feb. 21, 2011: Comedy Night Organized for Pfeiffer Fund Throughout the year, many volunteered to raise funds to benefit Carly Pfeiffer, the daughter of third generation Westfield firefighter Jim Pfeiffer, who died in August 2010. In February, a group of Roosevelt Intermediate School teachers worked together to help organize a comedy night to benefit Pfeifer. Come May, crowds jammed the Kilkenny House in Cranford to support the Carly Pfeiffer Fund. May 10, 2011: Ninth Grader …
As the new year quickly approaches, we take you back through some of the major activities and accomplishments within the New Providence School District during 2011.
January 12, 2011 — Jabali Acrobats Entertain Students at Roberts School Assembly Five African acrobats thrilled students and teachers during a morning assembly at Allen W. Roberts Elementary School. January 13, 2011 — Family Life Preview Prepares Parents for Elementary Health Lessons Elementary school nurses Jan Miller and Trish Kalinger organized the annual Family Life Education Preview for Grades K-5 at the Salt Brook Elementary School. January 26, 2011 — Salt Brook Students Spell to W-I-N Annual spelling bee at Salt Brook Elementary School spells a good time for students, family and friends. February 8, 2011 — School Report Card: District Sees Increase in Salaries, Slight Increase in Enrollment The Department of Education released the …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Last year, while there was a lot of news surrounding our borough, there were a few stories that stood out from the crowd.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011
Nick Carone In November of 2010, longtime New Providence resident Nick (Nicola) Carone was diagnosed with lung cancer. Since Carone’s diagnosis, Debbie Johnston and her husband, Jimmy, who is the Director of the New Providence Department of Public Works, were firsthand observers of the challenges faced by the Carone family, not the least of which had been the financial implications of the illness. As a result, two spaghetti dinners were held in town to raise funds for the Carone family during the last weekend in April and first weekend in May. The Johnston family hosted one dinner, while the other dinner was coordinated by Johnston’s sister-in-law, Betty Bechberger, who serves on the board for the New Providence Care and Concern Foundation…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Take a look back at the best photos of the year on Union County Patch sites.
From Hurricane Irene to major fires and serious team successes among our Union County schools, this is the year that was in photos. Feel free to add your own too!
A look back at 2011 in photos.
It's been a long, but great year. We've covered many happenings around the borough in 2011 and here's a recap of the year in photos.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
We take a look back at the year in New Providence High School Sports.
January 16, 2011- Terrezza, Troutman Take Individual Titles At Pioneer Wrestling Tourney Two Pioneers wrestlers took first place at the second annual Pioneer Classic Wrestling Tournament. Terrezza and Troutman became the first two New Providence wrestlers to take first place in the tournament’s short history. January 24, 2011- Troutman Takes Down Longtime Opponent at County Wrestling Tourney New Providence senior Zach Troutman kept his undefeated season alive and earned the Union County Tournament Championship against rival Austin Frank of Linden who also entered the match with an undefeated record. January 25, 2011- Pioneers See Individual Successes at County Track Championships The highlight of the event was provided by senior Caitlin …
Monday, December 26, 2011
As 2011 quickly comes to a close, we recap the happenings around the borough that we captured through video.
April 17 - 23, 2011 — Celebrating A True Pioneer Every evening of that week, we featured one video from our seven-day video series, honoring Coach Bottone and taking you through his tremendous career. May 22, 2011 — Elefante Appreciates Its Customers Students and customers gathered at Elefante Music in New Providence to celebrate the learning and appreciation of music. June 13, 2011 — First Share NJ 5K Exceeds $400K Fundraising Goal More than 3,000 people participated in the NJ Sharing Network Foundation's first 5K run/walk, raising $428,000 and exceeding the fundraising goal. All of the proceeds will go toward assisting the process of organ and tissues donations in the Garden State. June 24, 2011 — Video: NPHS Class of 2011 Graduation In …