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Roxbury calendars

A collection of Roxbury community activity calendars.  Some of these are links to websites. Others are pdfs that will download to your computer. If you are a Roxbury organization and would like your event ...

 Impacting Education

Impacting Education

A Very Teachable Moment: Domestic Violence and Your Child

When recent events caused a media frenzy surrounding the domestic violence situation with NFL standout Ray Rice, it was only a matter of time that similar, professional entities would soon fall into place to ensure ...

"Real" Real Estate

"Real" Real Estate

6 Reasons To List Your Home During the Holidays

Now that Halloween has passed, we begin to think about the winter holidays.  Christmas ads with jingling bells and falling snow will soon be everywhere. Typically, home sellers take their homes off the ...

A Foodie State

A Foodie State

Do You Need A Kitchen Tutor?

Real Simple Magazine has a fantastic article this month on kitchen organizing. How does your kitchen compare to their model? How many of their ideas do you already use? As a kitchen organizer I felt pretty good after ...

A View from Overlook

A View from Overlook

When Stroke Strikes

The message is simple, and worth repeating: When it comes to stroke, time is brain. Here's why: In an ischemic stroke (the most common form of stroke), an arterial blockage causes blood flow in the brain to ...

ALCS Capital

ALCS Capital

2014 Holiday Season: Is Your Business Ready?

The Fall season is less than two weeks away.  Many small business owners don’t realize just how close the 2014 holiday season really is. As you know, it’s crucial to be ready for it. For many ...

Academic Honors - Livingston

Academic Honors - Livingston

The National Society of Collegiate Scholors Welcomes Valerie Faith Schnapp as a New Member

Valerie Faith Schnapp, a freshman attending Virginia Tech, has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholar (NSCS). A 2014 Livingston High School graduate, Valerie has also earned the designation ...

Academic Honors - West Essex

Academic Honors - West Essex

Hofstra University Announces Three West Essex Students Make Fall 2014 Dean's List

HEMPSTEAD, NY - Hofstra University has announced that the following West Essex-area students were named to the Fall 2014 Dean's List for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a grade point ...

Academic Honors - West Orange

Academic Honors - West Orange

West Orange Residents Make Saint Peter’s Prep Honor Roll

JERSEY CITY, NJ - James C. DeAngelo, ’85, Principal of Saint Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, has announced that the following  ​West Orange residents have attained honor roll status for ...

Accessibility with Dignity

Accessibility with Dignity

Handi-Lift Logo Lights Up Broadway Via Times Square Marquis New Digital Billboard

Handi-Lift Inc. recently completed the installation of two vertical platform lifts as part of the renovations at the famous Marriot Marquis Hotel in Times Square NYC. The two lifts serve back of house areas at the ...

Admit U to College

Admit U to College

A Top Ten List of Advice from Admit U Consulting’s Graduating Seniors

​               Start Early!! Visit Schools – even if you think your parents are annoying on campus tours. Buckle Down – grades matter ...

Advertiser Profiles

Advertiser Profiles

At Driven Fitness & Performance, Gary Vesper Trumps the Status Quo

ROXBURY, NJ – Take a look around the training room at Driven Fitness & Performance in Succasunna and take note: There’s not a treadmill in sight. In fact, you’ll see few of the items commonly ...

Advocating for Children

Advocating for Children

Finding Your Purpose

One of the most difficult things, I think, is for teenagers and young adults to be certain of a career decision, having little or no preconception about what that career entails or whether or not they are ideally suited ...

Align Wellness Newsletter

Align Wellness Newsletter

Time Isn't Always on Our Side

You know the parents who seem to have it all pulled together? The superwomen who have 2 or more children, work full-time and manage to make elaborate homemade Valentines for their kids' school party while ...

All About Your Dough

All About Your Dough

Identity Theft and Taxes

The latest trend among identity thieves is to steal your tax ID and file a false return in your name, delaying your real return processing and potentially damaging your credit record. How can you prevent this from ...

Amateur Radio Club (SPARC)

Amateur Radio Club (SPARC)

Annual Field Day June 27th & June 28th

The South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) is participating in the national Amateur Radio Relay League’s Annual Field Day this June 27th & 28th at Spring Lake Park in South Plainfield. Watch for the ...

Arts & Entertainment Guest Column

Arts & Entertainment Guest Column

300 Yogis Show Up for Yoga on Church Street

The fifth annual Yo-Tiki on Church Street was a big success last night. More than 300 yogis showed up to take a big and happy outdoor community class. The entire street--all the way from Bloomfield to Park--was ...

Ask AristaCare...................

Ask AristaCare...................

Summer Heat

TO SEND A QUESTION, PLEASE MAIL OR EMAIL TO: ARISTACARE AT CEDAR OAKS, 1311 Durham Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080, Attn: Vimla Parboji or email Vimla directly at vparboji@aristacare.com Vimla will make sure ...

Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin

Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin

Pinkin & Mukherji Bill Requiring Substance Abuse Recovery Housing Program in Certain NJ Colleges Clears Assembly

TRENTON, NJ - – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex) and Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) to provide a substance-free housing environment for New Jersey college students recovering ...

At Your Library

At Your Library

Teen Talent Show Coming to the Chatham Library

Is there a talented teen in your family? If so, tell her about the Library of The Chathams Teen Talent Show on Thursday, July 2 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m! Registration is now open for the event and performers can ...

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Teresa Narduzzi

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Based on the efforts of the girls’ team this season, the West Orange High School TAP Team has recognized junior Teresa Narduzzi as a standout, and has selected her as the Athlete of the ...

Augusta Mae

Augusta Mae

Augusta Mae presents...Meet The Author

CRANFORD NJ - Augusta Mae Boutique is excited to welcome author/illustrator Steve Light.  Steve will be at Augusta Mae on Saturday, May 23, at 11 am to be reading his Childrens Choice Award book, Have You Seen My ...

BH Sports Training / BrawlHouse: The Water Cooler

BH Sports Training / BrawlHouse: The Water Cooler

BrawlHouse Announces Women's Only Self-Defense Classes

Did you know that 1/5 female college students will become a victim of rape or sexual assault? More evidence rape a significant problem on U.S. college campuses. Women’s Only Self-Defense:   This ...

Be Well

Be Well

May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month: Helpful Tips from a Local Doctor

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have designated May as National High Blood Pressure Awareness Month because about one of every three adults nationwide have that dangerous ...

Bernie's Automotive Corner

Bernie's Automotive Corner

How to Find a Good Auto Repair Shop

Finding a good repair shop is one of the toughest tasks of car ownership because there often isn't a good, clear choice. The key is to find a good, trustworthy mechanic before things go wrong. If you've already ...

Beth's Book Review

Beth's Book Review

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills

As the date of the much anticipated Go Set a Watchman approaches, interest has been renewed in the reclusive, and now very frail, 88 year old, Harper Lee. The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Chicago ...

Beth's Book Review

Beth's Book Review

Calling All Tudor Fans: The Marriage Game by Alison Weir

England has had two famous and effective queens; both named Elizabeth, who ruled the island nation for over 50 years. The irony of the success of Queen Elizabeth I was the long held belief among men that women ...

Biz Buzz

Biz Buzz

Exercising At Work

Balancing a 50-60 hour work week with your exercise schedule can be a difficult feat.  Incorporating exercise into your work day is one way to make sure you get your workout accomplished.  Try these tips to ...

Blended

Blended

Sensational Step Sunday

G and I acknowledge to each other that this life we’ve chosen is hard.  We live in a home with seven people, some of whom are in crucial stages of development. And then there are the kids. Being a ...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

"Ember Days" Glows for Bridgewater Author

Blake was all bullshit except for the bomb. His baby-bald scalp burned bacon-red, the same color as the tips of the Bull Brands he smoked. Extras poked from the slash pocket of his frayed Army field-jacket, sleeves ...

Brain Fitness 101

It's March 14 - National Pi Day

What is Pi? Pi or π is a mathematical constant equal to approximately 3.1415926. In Euclidean Geometry, it is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Although seemingly abstract, it has ...

Bridgewater/Raritan Elections 2015

Bridgewater/Raritan Elections 2015

Bray, Danyluk to Represent Republicans in Raritan Council Race

RARITAN, NJ - In the only contested race in this year's primary elections in Raritan Borough, candidates Zachary Bray and Bryanna Danyluk were chosen to represent the Republican party in the bid for two seats on the ...

Business Energy...FYI

Business Energy...FYI

Know What They Know!

How your electricity provider uses efficiency measures to save money Your electrical power company is in the business of providing electrical power to residential and commercial customers on a 24-hour, 365-day ...

Business and Finance Guest Column

Business and Finance Guest Column

Tax Impact Of The Same Sex Marriage Ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court

Basking Ridge, NJ- On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Same Sex Marriage across the United States. The Key Points of the Ruling:  1 – Same-sex marriage is a right guaranteed ...

CPA Q&A

CPA Q&A

Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA

Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA is a Certified Public Accountant of the State of New Jersey and received his Certification in Financial Forensics from the American Institute of CPAs in 2008 and later recognized ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell School District In the News

Caldwell-West Caldwell School District In the News

Grover Cleveland Middle School Announces June Students of the Month

CALDWELL, NJ – Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell, recently announced its Students of the Month for June. This month’s students are: sixth grader Phillip Krupp; seventh grader Mario ...

Chamber Conversations

Chamber Conversations

Strength of Loyalty Program is in the Community

Thanks to the hard work and insight of the highly respected business consultancy Bain & Co., loyalty is now a business metric that can be measured. According to Freidrich Reichheld, the partner at Bain driving ...

Chamber Spotlight

Chamber Spotlight

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce President's Report

The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce has had a busy spring networking at different Chamber member locations. Our Chamber has grown over the past year due to the interest in our monthly network resource breakfasts ...

Cleri Models: 2015 Model Search
College Review

College Review

Three named to Dean's List

Emily Carow Named to Dean's List at Bryant University SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Emily Carow, a Senior in Management from Scotch Plains was named to the spring semester Dean's List at Bryant ...

Community-Supported Agriculture - How to Use Those Veggies!

Community-Supported Agriculture - How to Use Those Veggies!

CSA #4: Tzatziki? It's Wonderfully Greek to Me

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It's Week #4 already in our CSA.  The mystery continues to unfold as the summer presents all its local goodies. If you are a good cook, this is your week.  (However, we know that those ...

Connecting Commerce and Community

Connecting Commerce and Community

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Introduces The Community Street map

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce will once again produce its Community Street Map, which includes all of our five towns--Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield. We last published the ...

Consolidation Study Commission Minutes and Updates

Consolidation Study Commission Minutes and Updates

Minutes of the December 11, 2013 Meeting of the Consolidation Study Commission

Minutes of the December 11, 2013 Meeting of the Consolidation Study Commission Board of Education Conference Room Cedar Avenue, Scotch Plains The meeting was called to order at 7:07. Mr. Parisi read the Open ...

Cooking With Craig

Cooking With Craig

Wild Alaskan Salmon Poached In Vinho Verde with Garlic Scapes

When you have a beautiful piece of fish, you really don’t need to do a whole lot to it.  Rather, restraint is really the rule of the day so that the subtle flavors really shine.  As such, poaching is a ...

Cramers Comments

Cramers Comments

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation To Present Piece of World Trade Center Steel, To Bradley Cramer, Cramers Carpet One Floor & Home

On Monday April 13th (call for time), representatives from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization begun in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, will pay a special visit to Bradley Cramer,

Cranford Business Alliance - Business Profile

Cranford Business Alliance - Business Profile

Meet Flourishing Family Chiropractic

Getting to Know Flourishing Family Chiropractic Shelley Sousa is the owner of Flourishing Family Chiropractic in Cranford, NJ. At a young age, Dr. Shelley found a passion for helping families get healthy. Dr.

Cranford Real Estate

Cranford Real Estate

Cranford Historical Average and Median Sales Prices

Residential Home Sales: 1996-2014 What is my Cranford Home Worth? The graph shows historical residential average and median sales prices from 1996 through October 2014. The data source for the graph is from ...

Cycle Barre Raises the Barre on Fitness - Schedule Free Class

Cycle Barre Raises the Barre on Fitness - Schedule Free Class

Cycle Barre in Little Falls Raises the Barre on Fitness

Cycle Barre is a premier fitness studio located in Little Falls, NJ.  We offer Cycle, Yoga, & Barre classes, which are three class formats that are effective and healthy!  Please visit ...

Dad in the Box

Dad in the Box

My Favorite Child

I read somewhere that 70% of parents have a favorite child but won’t admit it.    This makes me feel awful.  I don’t have a favorite.  Never did.   So what is wrong with me as ...

Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Landlord or Tenant

Is God Your Landlord or Just a Tenant? A few years ago my wife and I decided to give up our home and move into an apartment. After all, the kids were grown and we just didn't need all the responsibilities ...

Dental Byte

Dental Byte

Recare Dental Visit: It's Not 'Just' a Cleaning

We made it to the New Year! Now that the cookies have been eaten, and the presents and wrapping cleaned up, we start to get back into normal patterns! January is a great time to make sure your Dental Health is at ...

Did You Know

Did You Know

Black History Moment

Most of you that know me, are familiar with my hunger to uncover historical facts; as well as somethings that our hidden right out in the open.  While on one of my journeys of mining for information; I ...

Discount Travel News

Discount Travel News

Disney Christmas Break, 3 Bedroom Suite $699

Yes, you read our title correct, that’s a 3-bedroom suite (sleeps 8) during Christmas vacation 2016 for only $699/week at the Star Island Resort and Club in Kissimmee Florida through Travel Club, World Pass ...

Doctors Express Urgent Care Center of West Orange

Doctors Express Urgent Care Center of West Orange

Listeria in the News

You may be taking a break from some of your favorite snacks lately, due to recent concerns over listeria bacteria in food products. A food-borne, bacterial infection most often passed through unpasteurized dairy ...

East Brunswick Guest Columnist

East Brunswick Guest Columnist

NJEA statement on budget, pension funding

Trenton, NJ - NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released this statement following the Legislature’s adoption of a budget that fully funds New Jersey’s pension system in accordance with Ch. 78, the 2011 ...

East Brunswick Public Library Town Center

East Brunswick Public Library Town Center

EBPL in July - Play and Learn

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - We have a lot of fun programs for all ages for the month of July!  Here are some of them: Adults Basic French for Travelers (2-Part ...

Employment Law

Employment Law

Super Lawyers Magazine Chooses Fred Shahrooz-Scampato

The firm is proud to announce that Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, Esquire, has been chosen for a second year in a row, to receive the distinguished honor of Employment Litigation: Plaintiff by Super Lawyers ...

Enchanting Moments

Enchanting Moments

Enchantments: Our Past and Present

FANWOOD, NJ - Customers often ask "How long has the store been here?" It is a question that I never get tired of answering. Over time, I began to see where the question came from. A young mother ...

Engineering Department Projects

Engineering Department Projects

Updates on Engineering Projects Around Town

4-Inch Mill and Pave of Various Streets: Under this contract the Contractor will install drainage improvements to reduce existing standing water and icing within the Township right of way, replace/install curbing,

Evalyn Dunn Gallery
Exceptional Kids

Exceptional Kids

Burnet Hill Fifth Grader is the North Jersey Elementary School Winner of the “New Jersey Enthusiastic Reader Award”

WAYNE, NJ - On March 14, Meadow Geltzeiler, a fifth grader at Burnet Elementary School in Livingston, received the “New Jersey Enthusiastic Reader Award” at the New Jersey Association of School Librarians ...

Expert Advice From Your Local Neighborhood Realtor

Expert Advice From Your Local Neighborhood Realtor

7 Tips for Improving Your Credit

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When you’re thinking of buying or selling your home or condo, you need expert, local advice so that you are prepared and knowledgeable before entering into the fast paced real estate ...

Experts of H.O.M.E.

Experts of H.O.M.E.

Tips for Backyard Entertaining

Summer is in full swing. Is your home ready for entertaining? It’s time to enjoy your home, inside and out. Here are some of our favorite hacks for backyard fun this summer. To chill beverages faster, add salt ...

Eye Level Learning Center

Eye Level Learning Center

Secrets to Standardized Testing Success

Although classroom and study habits have changed with advances in technology, standardized testing remains a constant measure for students. It is an efficient tool to categorize and compare student performance,

Favorite Feature Stories

Favorite Feature Stories

Succasunna, 1965: The Wedding of Phones and Computers

ROXBURY, NJ – In 1965, Bell Telephone was ready to change the way the world made phone calls. It chose Succasunna as the place to do it. On May 25, in a low, flat building that still stands at the corner of ...

Fit is the New Thin

Fit is the New Thin

Get Pumped on Fitness

Fit is the New Thin is all about making your health a priority and getting pumped on fitness is the perfect theme for the New Year as many of us make a renewed commitment to our health. Now is the ideal time to make ...

Fitness, Wellness & Health From Jodi's "Core"ner

Fitness, Wellness & Health From Jodi's "Core"ner

Spring Allergies

Are you finding yourself more tired lately? Stomach hurting? You're more irritable? Well it very well may be Spring allergies to blame! As the trees and flowers start blooming and the pollen gets ...

Food & Wine Guest Column

CSA Week #2: Zukes!

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Okay guys, it's the second week of getting our CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) baskets on, in my case, "Surprise Wednesday" to see what we have to work with this ...

Footprint ID

Footprint ID

Mother Nature—What if You Had to be Out of Your Home in Five Minutes?

We all know Mother Nature has taken the phrase “a mind of her own” to a whole new level over the last few years. While we all pray to never be the victim of a hurricane, earthquake, tornado, or one of the ...

Fortissimo Osteria Pizzeria Corner

Fortissimo Osteria Pizzeria Corner

Fortissimo Osteria Pizzeria Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ - In honor of its 30-year anniversary, West Orange staple, Fortissimo Osteria Pizzeria, located at 484 Pleasant Valley Way, is offering patrons a special deal for the month of June. Patrons are ...

From Chief Wayman's Desk

From Chief Wayman's Desk

Beware of Scam Artists

Recently, the Westfield Police Department has received numerous reports of suspected scamming activities, the most notable involving telephone calls from people claiming to be working for PSE&G or the ...

From the Editor

From the Editor

10 Things You May Not Know About TAP into South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Are you taking full advantage of all that TAP into South Plainfield has to offer? Here are 10 ways to get more out of TAP into South Plainfield. 1. Sign up for our free daily online news to get ...

From the Firehouse

From the Firehouse

Fire Chief Warns of Recall on Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard

Livingston Fire Chief Christopher Mullin warns residents of a recent recall involving  A.P.C. Surge Protectors due to potential Fire Hazard. Schneider Electric Recalls APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire ...

From the Middle

From the Middle

Lessons from the Cube

“A good puzzle, it's a fair thing. Nobody is lying. It's very clear, and the problem depends just on you.” -Ernő Rubik    Anthony Brooks has it.  "It" is ...

From the Office of Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

From the Office of Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

2015 State of the Borough Address

Thank you for joining us today as we reorganize our local government, reflect on the challenges and triumphs of 2014, and look forward to the start of a new year.  I am honored to begin my second term as mayor ...

Game On: College Admissions Playbook

Game On: College Admissions Playbook

College Benefits Research Group Discuss Funding For College

CBRG sheds light on why crowdfunding sites for tuition are not a sustainable option- Figuring out how to pay for college can be a worrisome and stressful task for students and families. Some students are ...

Golda Och Academy Corner

Golda Och Academy Corner

Golda Och Student Accepted into American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

WEST ORANGE, NJ - For seventh grade Golda Och Academy student Rebecca Casel, balancing a dual curriculum and ballet classes has definitely been keeping her on her toes. This coming year, however, Rebecca will have ...

Guest Column

Guest Column

‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ Lights Up the Sky at Shakespeare Theatre Outdoor Production

MADISON, NJ – Beautifully staged at the amphitheatre of St. Elizabeth College, “Love’s Labour’s Lost” is a wonder to behold. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s annual outdoor ...

Health & Wellness Guest Column

Health & Wellness Guest Column

Stay in Shape this Summer with Special Discounts at Pure Pilates

Pure Pilates, a boutique studio in New Providence, NJ, is offering deeply discounted specials this summer which accommodate clients at all fitness and Pilates experience levels—from beginners to experts – ...

Health News You Can Use

Health News You Can Use

Not Asking Patients About Dietary Supplements Can Lead to Serious Drug Interactions

Research published recently in the journal Patient Education and Counseling revealed that although 60% of people admitted to the hospital took vitamin supplements, only 18% told a health care providers about their ...

Health Tips from Doctors Express

Health Tips from Doctors Express

Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin cancer is a preventable cancer, meaning lifestyle and behavior changes, diet and exercise can impact your chances of developing this disease. Here are some of your best bets in the lifestyle and diet departments to ...

Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Three Fundamentals of Weight Loss

At Driven Fitness and Performance we have a lot of fun. Quite frankly, if you just stop now and insert that one tip into your fitness routine that is a great place to start to begin your weight loss journey. If you ...

HeartBeats

HeartBeats

Does the Agony of Defeat include a Heart Attack?

Can a fan be so caught up in World Cup soccer that they have a heart attack? Can watching your football team in a tough, hard-fought, closely contested Super Bowl lead to sudden cardiac arrest? There are well known ...

Hey Ann?

Hey Ann?

Hey Ann? Organic vs Non-Organic

Hey Ann: Tell us more about Organic vs. Non-Organic Q:  How do pesticides affect our bodies from the foods we eat? A:  Non-organic, chemical and GMO-intensive foods are the number one cause of ...

Home for Good:  Dog of the Week

Home for Good: Dog of the Week

Dogs of the Week – Help Ecco, Eddie, Effie, and Eve Find Their “Forever” Homes

Ecco and his siblings Eddie, Effie and Eve are part of a litter of 9 English Coonhound puppies. They are 12 weeks old. They came from Millen, Georgia where there is no animal control. Had they not been taken in by Home ...

Homefirst Happenings

Homefirst Happenings

Joel Mercado Franchises TAP into Plainfield

TAPinto.net is pleased to announce it has franchised its Plainfield site to lifelong Plainfield resident and volunteer Joel Mercado.  Joel currently serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of ...

Homemade Cravings

Homemade Cravings

Shrimp with Garlic Sauce and Holiday Menu Planning

Planning out a holiday meal is one of my favorite things to do.  I grab a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning and settle in with my magazines, cookbooks and the internet to search for ideas and make my ...

How to Stay Young

How to Stay Young

Children and Athletics

Recently, our practice has seen an influx of children involved in athletics. These gymnasts, wrestlers, runners and all types and levels of sports competition are some of the healthiest, most active kids in the area.

Human Resources Tip of the Month

Human Resources Tip of the Month

Saying Thank You

During the past few months, if you turned on the TV, scrolled through Facebook, read the newspaper (online or with an actual newspaper) and at some point you came across someone's article or post about working to ...

In the Garden with Tina

In the Garden with Tina

The Heat is On

Yes, things are really heating up out there! It wasn't that long ago we were all saying "I can't wait for summer." The past two weeks have been a testament to typical summer weather.  Hot,

In the Legislature

In the Legislature

Gill-Weinberg Bill Package Increasing Oversight of Surplus Military Equipment in NJ Advances

TRENTON, NJ – Two bills sponsored by Senator Nia H. Gill and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg that would increase transparency and oversight of the federal Department of Defense 1033 program in New ...

In the Schools

In the Schools

Elmo Visits Lincoln School

Kindergarten students performed many great Sesame Street songs at the Lincoln Sing-A-Long with special guest--Elmo. Pictured are Lincoln students having a great time! A special thanks to Lincoln's music teacher, Ms.

In the Schools Guest Column

In the Schools Guest Column

Seton Hall Preparatory School student Michael Lapolla is NJCTS Youth Scholarship Award Finalist

NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce Michael Lapolla of Westfield as a finalist of the 2015 NJCTS Youth Scholarship Award. Lapolla, who is graduating from Seton Hall ...

In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight

Activity #1: What To Do With Kids Over The Summer

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Now that the kids have slept in, relaxed and recovered from a long school year; the next thing they will be asking is "what are we going to do today?"  I took my kids to play ...

Ince Landscape Construction & Management

Ince Landscape Construction & Management

Water, Water Everwhere!

Water, water everywhere! How did your home and landscape make out since June began? With close to four inches of rain over parts of our area in just three days, you might have noticed drainage issues on your property or ...

Insight from Sparta High School Students

Insight from Sparta High School Students

Does Music Help Learning

Music has been known to aid studying directly and indirectly. It can improve memory and focus, while alleviating anxiety or stress. Unfortunately, studies analyzing the correlation between student performance and ...

Insured and Secured

Insured and Secured

Westfield Allstate Agent Ron Bansky Recognized for Outstanding Volunteerism

Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company agency owner Ron Bansky received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others. With this award came a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation ...

Internship Program - TAP into Livingston

Internship Program - TAP into Livingston

TAPinto.net Looking for Summer and Fall College Interns

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Are you a college student looking for an internship experience with an online news organization? Do you study journalism or another writing major and are interested in learning about community ...

Internship Program - TAP into West Essex

Internship Program - TAP into West Essex

TAPinto.net Looking for Summer and Fall College Interns

WEST ESSEX, NJ – Are you a college student looking for an internship experience with an online news organization? Do you study journalism or another writing major and are interested in learning about community ...

It's Not Just Fitness, It's a Mindset

It's Not Just Fitness, It's a Mindset

Help Your Athlete Reach Potential

Have you ever watched your kids on the field and wished they were just a little faster? If so, you're not alone. Every day, parents come to us looking for help getting their athletes to move faster & look ...

JCC NEWS

JCC NEWS

Camp Yachad is in Full Swing!

Summer 2015 is here, and Camp Yachad is in full swing. We had an exciting first day!  Our brand new zero-entry pool is open and our youngest campers had a great time splashing around in it.  

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

Zimmerli Installs Recent Acquisition, Walking Man by George Segal

New Brunswick, NJ – There’s a new presence on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick: Walking Man, a permanent outdoor installation by internationally renowned sculptor – ...

Jeffrey Strauss, Esq.

Jeffrey Strauss, Esq.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a very complex subject.  In simple terms, malpractice occurs when a health professional performs their job in a way that contradicts generally accepted medical practice and harm comes to the ...

Jersey Girl on Fire

Jersey Girl on Fire

"Ember Days" Glows for Bridgewater Author

 Blake was all bullshit except for the bomb.  His baby-bald scalp burned bacon-red, the same color as the tips of the Bull Brands he smoked.  Extras poked from the slash pocket of his frayed Army ...

Jordan Baris Inc. Realtors

Jordan Baris Inc. Realtors

Jordan Baris Inc. Helps People Find Homes Anywhere

Dear Friends: Last week, my family and I visited Charlotte, North Carolina. The purpose of the trip was to watch our daughter participate in the national swim invitational. Needless to say, the entire event was a ...

Kaplan on Your Money

Kaplan on Your Money

Annuities: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Are Annuities Good, Bad or Ugly? It depends on your needs, and on the type of annuity.  An annuity is a lump sum of cash invested to produce a monthly stream of income for a fixed period or for life. The income can ...

Kayla's Creative Art Studio Calendar of Classes

Kayla's Creative Art Studio Calendar of Classes

Kayla's Creative Art Studio's May Calendar of Events

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Kayla's Creative Art Studio offers a full calendar of classes throughout the month. Visit www.kaylascreativeartstudio.com for a calendar of events including adult, family or ...

Kids Column: Food for Thought…from Emily’s Kitchen

Kids Column: Food for Thought…from Emily’s Kitchen

Spice it Up!

When dinner is chicken, pasta or fish night after night, meals can get prety boring.  But boredom is not inevitable.  By experimenting with simplified versions of international recipes, you can ...

LCJSMS Panther Pulse

LCJSMS Panther Pulse

Is YouTube the Next Big Thing?‬‬

Zoella, Bethany Mota, Tyler Oakley, O2L, Troye Sivan, danisnotonfire, AmazingPhil, PointlessBlog, Caspar Lee, Thatcher Joe.... the list goes on.  Who are they?  The newest internet celebrities who have ...

LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE

LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE

Celebration of A Life Well Lived

We are celebrating a life well lived, that of recently deceased Dr. Maya Angelou. We will fondly remember her articulate utterances and writings. She was an inspiration to all who experienced her gifts as author,

LYCS LEADERS: News & Views

LYCS LEADERS: News & Views

LYCS LEADERS Grade 5 Club to Hold Recycled Sculpture Artist Reception

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The public is invited to attend an Artists’ Reception of the LYCS LEADERS Grade 5 Club Recycled Sculpture Exhibition on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7:00 p.m., in the main entrance of the Senior/ ...

Lancer Athletics

Lancer Athletics

Summer Jobs for Students

If you are a student in need of a summer job Northern Aqua Inc. is also in need of lifeguards for the summer months.  If interested, call Keith Doyle at 973-851-9927 or email him ...

Life on Purpose

Life on Purpose

Raise Your Vibrations, Raise Your Life

Now that 2015 is well under way, many of us have come out of the gate with great excitement for what we want to achieve this year, as well we should. The new year is a fantastic time to reflect, refresh and work on ...

Lindabury Legal Corner
Livingston Athlete of the Week

Livingston Athlete of the Week

TAP into Livingston Athlete of the Week: Omari Beaubien

LIVINGSTON, NJ – A center plays a major role on a basketball team, especially by controlling the ball underneath the basket. On Saturday, against Millburn, Livingston’s center, Omari Beaubien, led ...

Livingston Community Corner

Livingston Community Corner

Livingston Fifth Grade and Preschool Students Celebrate Moving Up

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fifth graders celebrated the year's end with awards assemblies and the traditional “clap outs” on their final day as elementary-school students. The awards ceremonies featured the ...

Livingston Education Foundation (LEF)

Livingston Education Foundation (LEF)

LEF is now taking Livingston HS Hall of Fame Nominations for 2015

LIVINGSTON, NJ – With the recent past memory of a successful Homecoming Hall of Fame 2014 event, the Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) is beginning plans for 2015. The first step is taking nominations from ...

Livingston Police Dispatch

Livingston Police Dispatch

Police Expo/Annual Community Safety Day at Livingston Mall

This Saturday, May 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., join us for Livingston's Annual Community Safety Day/Police Expo. Hosted by the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association, this annual event is both ...

Livingston Township Corner

Livingston Township Corner

Friends of the Livingston Library to Hold a Silent Auction Throughout April

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Friends of the Livingston Library is running its “Take A Chance on the Library” raffle & auction during the month of April.  Culminating April 30, the event invites all ...

Livingston's Athlete of the Week

Livingston's Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Mark Silvestri

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Pitchers have one of the toughest jobs in baseball—they are involved in every play and the team relies heavily on them to perform well. Mark Silvestri has had an explosive start to his 2015-2016 ...

Lost in Suburbia®

Lost in Suburbia®

Getting Under My Skin

“What do you think this is?” my husband asked me, pointing to his elbow. “That is your elbow,” I stated matter-of-factly. “No, these red spots,” he responded. “Those ...

Lulu & Lattes

Lulu & Lattes

Lulu & Lattes Previews Fresh Market Prior to Wednesday's Grand Opening

On Oct. 14, I was invited to a preview of Fresh Market before the grand opening tomorrow in Livingston. I have been patiently awaiting for this store to open. The bar was set low when the Pathmark of ...

Main Street Musings

Main Street Musings

How to Tame Your Teen Without Really Trying

Recently, when I drove my teenage son home from tennis practice, I watched him spend the first half of the ride chugging a 32-ounce root beer and the rest of the drive drumming his palms on the dashboard with such force ...

Mayor's Round Table

Mayor's Round Table

Mayor's Round Table: Redevelopment Discussion

Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald DeFabio, who sits with Mayor Robert Woodruff to talk about current issues that affect the township as well as answer questions submitted by ...

Melinda's Garden

Melinda's Garden

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor


Liven up your holiday décor with lights, a bit of glitz and some colorful blossoms this season. Start by gathering greenery from your landscape. Use needled evergreens like pines and firs, broadleaf ...

Monday with Millicent

Monday with Millicent

Westfield Art Association (WAA) Members Exhibit Artwork at Mulberry House in Westfield

Come View the Exhibit and Stay for Lunch or Dinner Westfield, New Jersey, is buzzing about the first in a series of exhibitions that will be presented by Members of the Westfield Art Association at various locations ...

Morristown Library Offerings

Morristown Library Offerings

Morristown Adult Summer Reading Contest: Escape the Ordinary

  MORRISTOWN, NJ - Why should kids have all the fun? Sign up for the library's Adult Summer Reading Contest and you’ll get a gift just for joining! The only requirement is to read or listen ...

Morristown Rec News

Morristown Rec News

Think Warm Thoughts: Morristown Pool Signups Have Begun

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Temperatures are rising and thoughts are turning to summer. It's time to sign up for Burnham Pool  Burnham Park Pool is the place for Family Fun. Improvements for 2015 include  a ...

Mulberry House News

Mulberry House News

Prix Fixe Menu is Here

Check out this Weekend's Dinner Menu and our Prix Fixe Menu for Wednesday & Thursday Dinner!                         ...

NJ Perfect Home, Your Real Estate Source

NJ Perfect Home, Your Real Estate Source

Spring 2015 Real Estate Market Update

Although temperatures outside might not be exhibiting warmth, spring is here, and the real estate market is heating up! If you’re thinking about selling your home, now is a great time to act.  Since the ...

News & Notes from Mayor Robert D. Parisi

News & Notes from Mayor Robert D. Parisi

West Orange Health News

Take a moment to read through some of the many services available to West Orange residents. Health Department Staff Available for Assistance The West Orange Department of Health and Welfare is a full-service ...

News from Assemblyman Diegnan

News from Assemblyman Diegnan

Diegnan Bill to Promote Biliteracy among N.J. Students Advanced by Assembly

TRENTON, NJ – Bi-Partisan Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and legislative colleagues to honor New Jersey students who achieve literacy in more than one world language was approved 74-2 ...

Newton Town Manager's Blog

Newton Town Manager's Blog

Newton Town Manager's Weekly Blog

A reminder that the Firehouse 5K is tomorrow at 9:00am and Newton Day follows at 11:00am.  Hope to see you there! Our next Town Council meeting is Monday, June 22nd at 7:00pm.  THE WEEK IN ...

On Millicent's Menu

On Millicent's Menu

Downtown Westfield Restaurant Week Winter 2015

NEWS YOU CAN USE * 25 Participating Food & Wine Establishments With Many Prix Fixe ...

On Point

On Point

North Plainfield Education Foundation Collects Used Instruments

Does your closet hold one or more used instruments?  If so, maybe it is time to donate them to the North Plainfield Fine Arts Department!  The Education Foundation is collecting used "dormant" ...

On the Aisle

On the Aisle

'Cinderella' Brings Classic Disney Magic Back to the Screen

One of the biggest challenges that Disney's new iteration of Cinderella faced was convincing the audience that it deserved to be made in the first place.  This marks the studio's fourth exploration of ...

Out & About with Thos & Joe

Out & About with Thos & Joe

Roselle Park High School Fundraiser Pits Brother Vs. Brother

There was Cain versus Able, Loki versus Thor, and now Ryan versus Kyle. Brother versus Brother in a Steel Cage Match at Roselle Park High School and we were in the thick of it. The ECPW wresting match fundraiser for ...

POSITIVELY! Public Relations

POSITIVELY! Public Relations

The Power of Public Relations On A Small Business

Public relations plays a significant role in most businesses. Big businesses have many departments helping the company run including a public relations department. Although the bigger corporations need public ...

Packing Light

Packing Light

Women’s Self-Defense: Prepare, Prevent, and Protect

As a general rule, men are more likely to physically react during a conflict while women are more likely to verbally react when conflict arises. This generalization becomes even more complicated when young men and women ...

Personal Fitness: In the Studio

Personal Fitness: In the Studio

What is Personal Training? First in a 4-Part Series

After the brutal winter we had this year - which was almost immediately followed by mid-summer-esque temperatures - we weren't left with much spring time to gradually shed off our heavy winter clothes. From heavy ...

Perspective From The Rear View Mirror

Perspective From The Rear View Mirror

Who You Calling "Mom?"

I read an op-ed piece in the New York Times the other day, that I thought was spot on, until I found out that apparently I read it one way, but a friend of mine had seen something entirely different.  Let me ...

Pipe Works Presents: Tips for Healthy Homes

Pipe Works Presents: Tips for Healthy Homes

Why is My A/C Blowing Hot Air?

When your home's A/C is blowing hot air, it's a problem akin to a car that won't drive or a vacuum that won't clean. Homeowners can address some malfunctioning air conditionerissues, while others ...

Point View WealthPoints

Point View WealthPoints

Don’t Fight the Euro Central Bank: Carry On with These Three Dividend Payers!

It’s no coincidence that our stock market has more than tripled in the last six years, since our Federal Reserve depressed interest rates to near zero in late 2008.   The pessimists fear the party is over,

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Scotch Plains Police Blotter

12/2                      A resident of Raritan rd. reported being a victim of Criminal Mischief.  She ...

Prepare and Protect

Prepare and Protect

DUIs, what they mean for your insurance

I write this blog with a certain type of sadness. With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, unfortunately drunk driving and DUI’s happen. Typically I write blogs this time of year that give tips on driving ...

RHS Athlete of the Week

RHS Athlete of the Week

McGinnis Scores 100th Career Goal for Randolph Girls Lacrosse, Earns TAP Athlete of the Week

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph senior Kelly McGinnis enjoyed quite a memorable week for the Lady Rams girls lacrosse team, netting 13 goals and three assists, and passing the 100 career goal mark in the process. On May 4,

Randolph PRWC Health News

Randolph PRWC Health News

On A 1-10 Scale, How Bad Is Your Pain Right Now?

I’ve written quite a bit recently about how healthcare providers should collaborate with patients (LINK) to help them choose the best way to care for their health issues (LINK). Our clinic treats pain, and I ...

Real Estate Guest Column

Real Estate Guest Column

5 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle This Spring

As the seasons change, so do your home maintenance responsibilities. And now that it's spring, your roster of chores can quickly fill up. Rather than getting overwhelmed by a long maintenance list, why not focus ...

Real Estate Talk

Real Estate Talk

Proper Pricing is Key to Selling Your Home

You’ve probably heard that, when it comes to real estate, it is all about location, location, location.  That’s not necessarily true.  You can’t change where home is ...

Rec Sports Guest Column

Rec Sports Guest Column

Over 40 Men's Baseball Bernards Patriots Back on Winning Way

The Bernards Patriots men's baseball team got back on the winning track with Sunday's 11-4 win over the Kinnelon Colts in Kinnelon. The Patriots improved their record to 4-2 in the USABL 38 and ...

SPFHS Sports Wrap Up

SPFHS Sports Wrap Up

Scotch Plains-Fanwood H.S. Ice Hockey Team Takes 3-Game Win Streak into County Playoffs

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School ice hockey team ended its regular season with a three-game winning streak, knocking off Gov. Livingston, 9-4, and Bayonne, 3-2, this week after taking down ...

School Sports Guest Column

School Sports Guest Column

Berkeley Heights PAL Medals at State Championships and 9 Advance to USATF Regionals

EDISON, NJ - More than 1,100 athletes competed at the State Junior Olympics on June 20 in Edison, which included 25 Berkeley Heights PAL (WolfPack Track Club) athletes. Two WolfPacks medaled and 9 runners ...

Scotch Plains Library

Scotch Plains Library

Every Child Ready to Read Workshop at Scotch Plains Public Library

The Scotch Plains Public Library has an exciting new workshop designed to help get Every Child Ready to Read®. Research shows that children who develop essential language and other early literacy skills before ...

Scotch Plains Recreation Department

Scotch Plains Recreation Department

Senior Advisory Committee Sponsors Free Speaker and Luncheon

The Senior Advisory is pleased to sponsor a speaker and luncheon on Thursday May 30th beginning at 11:15am to discuss Safety for Seniors. Rochelle Brodsky, a registered nurse with Jewish Family Services,

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad

Tip of the Month: Protect Your Children and Pets. Heat Exhaustion from a Closed Vehicle Can Kill

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Now that most  children have finished school, it is important to remind all our parents and guardians about the dangers of leaving young children and pets in cars during the summer ...

Senator Peter J. Barnes, III

Senator Peter J. Barnes, III

BARNES BILL REQUIRING DISASTER RELIEF BE BASED ON DAMAGE SUSTAINED CLEARS COMMITTEE

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Peter J. Barnes that would require that state and federal disaster relief aid be distributed in the state according to damage sustained, in order to ensure that areas ...

Shovlin Mattress Factory

Shovlin Mattress Factory

Our Nod Shoppe is Open

Our new Nod Shoppe is taking shape. We plan to have a variety of sleep accessories, such as bedding, pillows, salt lamps, candles and even some aromatherapy.  Check out the great Acorn slippers we just got ...

Skin Tips From SKN LAB

Skin Tips From SKN LAB

Spring Cleaning for your FACE! The Quench Facial

Get rid of that dry, tired winter skin. Dry skin impairs your tissue repair function, leaving you skin lifeless, flaky and dull. Introducing The Quench Facial from the professionals at SKN Lab in Madison. This super ...

Small Towns, Big Dreams

Small Towns, Big Dreams

Announcing a New Sales Associate at Lois Schneider Realtor

Christine Murray, a former licensed sales assistant with Lois Schneider Realtor since 2013, has joined the Lois Schneider Realtor team as a licensed sales associate. Christine has excellent insight into the local ...

Sobel Solutions

Sobel Solutions

Public Invited to Dress for Success' "Transforming Lives Gala" Honoring Sobel & Cos.' Mike LaForge

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Sobel & Co., a Livingston-based regional certified public accounting and consulting firm, has announced that on April 23, partner, Mike LaForge, will be the first man honored by Dress for ...

Somerset Patriots

Somerset Patriots

Somerset Patriots To Host Father's Day Celebration

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced they will be hosting a Father’s Day Celebration on Sunday, June 21 as they take on the Sugar Land Skeeters.  The first pitch at TD Bank Ballpark ...

Soul Food

Soul Food

Second Best is Sometimes the Greatest

 “But mama I don’t wannit,” pouted the 11 year old boy, “why can’t I have a rifle like the other boys?” He was cradling in his hands a 22 caliber that store clerk, Forrest Bobo,

South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club

South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club

SBJBC Sponsoring Annual Father's Day Tournament

Tournament directors Gregg Jones and Tom Cassio are proud to announce that the South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club (SPJBC) will be sponsoring their annual Father’s Day Tournament from June 20th through June 22nd ...

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Hold Annual Luncheon for Veterans

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus 4th degree Assembly #2147 held a luncheon on June 13th for over 50 Veterans from the Menlo Park Veterans Home and the Lyons Hospital who served in Work War ...

South Plainfield Library

South Plainfield Library

Bookmarks

To celebrate the 239th anniversary of the United States, the Library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.  Do you have questions about US history?  Suppose you want to know which ...

South Plainfield Ponytail on the Diamond

South Plainfield Ponytail on the Diamond

12U Finishes 2nd in the East Brunswick Tournament

The South Plainfield 12U Tigers Softball Team, Knocked off the #1seed in the Semi final game at the East Brunswick Softball Tournament this Past Sunday. The Tigers who were the 4 seed after pool play had to beat the 5 ...

Sparta Police Beat

Sparta Police Beat

The United States 'New Leading Cause Of Injury Mortality'

  The French novelist Amantine Lucile Dupin best known by her pseudonym, George Sands, lived during the 1800s.  She once penned, “We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the ...

Sparta School District Spotlight

Sparta School District Spotlight

Welcome to Sparta School District Spotlight

Welcome to the first edition of the Sparta School District Spotlight.  The Sparta School District is pleased to inform our school community that we will be publishing a monthly school column in the TAP into ...

Spotlight on Business

Spotlight on Business

Eatery Offers ‘Delicious’ Treats’ to Suit Your ‘Cravings’

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Delicious Cravings opened last month at 2325 Plainfield Avenue – just across from CVS and next door to Mohn’s Florist – and, on Saturday, June 13, will hold its grand ...

Spotlight on the Sheriff

Spotlight on the Sheriff

Sheriff’s Officers Arrest 31 in Nonsupport Warrant Sweep

Sheriff Michael F. Strada today announced his agency’s recent participation in the New Jersey Statewide Nonsupport Warrant Sweep. The sweep was sponsored by the Sheriff’s Association of New Jersey and was ...

Straight Off the Wire

Straight Off the Wire

When Should Children See An Orthodontist?

When should your son or daughter see an orthodontist?  This question is one that I get asked on a daily basis - not just in the office, but at my daughter’s preschool, at social events with friends that have ...

Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield

Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield

Suburban Woman’s Club Plans Fashion Show

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Suburban Woman’s Club of South Plainfield held their monthly meeting on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Hostesses Diana Gallo and Alberta Esposito provided refreshments after which ...

Summit Medical Group Corner

Summit Medical Group Corner

Summit Medical Group Foundation Annual Gala to Honor Jeffrey Le Benger, Chairman & CEO

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Summit Medical Group Foundation (“SMGF”) is holding its annual Gala, on Saturday, June 6, at 6:00 p.m. at The Grove, located at 691 Pompton Avenue, in Cedar Grove. Hosted by ...

Summit Real Estate Wrap

Summit Real Estate Wrap

The International Real Estate Market = Opportunity for Sellers, Buyers

Based on a survey of REALTORS®, taken from April 2014 through March 2015: An estimated 209,000 houses have sold to foreign buyers over that time period, approximately four percent of total Existing ...

Superintendent’s Column

Superintendent’s Column

Art Through the Ages

More than 1,000 pieces of art from all nine of our schools will be displayed in this year’s art show, “Art Through the Ages,” which opens at the Livingston Mall on Thursday, April 24 at 6 ...

TAP Into Berkeley Heights Celebrates Student Excellence

TAP Into Berkeley Heights Celebrates Student Excellence

DeSales University Announces Deans List

CENTER VALLEY, PA (01/13/2015)(readMedia)-- Berkeley Heights resident, Michael J. Bamundo, a sport management major at DeSales University made Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester. To qualify for the Dean's ...

TAP in to Your Inner Foodie

TAP in to Your Inner Foodie

Taylor Ham or Pork Roll? The Debate Continues

A recent question posted by TAP Editor Roselle/Roselle Park – Kathy Lloyd began the debate of Taylor Ham or Pork Roll?  This article is dedicated to the primarily New Jersey delicacy. So you ask,

TAP into Livingston is Hiring

TAP into Livingston is Hiring

Join the TAP into Livingston Team

LIVINGSTON, NJ – TAP into Livingston is now looking for professional journalists and writers to join our team. Freelance Reporters: TAP into Livingston is hiring freelance reporters to seek out, pitch ...

TAP into West Essex is Hiring

TAP into West Essex is Hiring

TAPinto Seeking Business Developers for North Essex Region

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ – TAP into West Essex is now looking for professional and experienced sales and business developers to join the team. Marketing Consultant/Business Developer: TAP into West Essex is ...

TAP into West Orange is Hiring

TAP into West Orange is Hiring

Join the TAP into West Orange Team

WEST ORANGE, NJ – TAP into West Orange is now looking for professional journalists and business minded people to join the team. Marketing Consultant/Business Developer: TAP into West Orange is hiring ...

TAPinto The Warren Recreation Department

TAPinto The Warren Recreation Department

Warren’s Got Talent 2015

WARREN, NJ - Want to showcase your talents? If you are seven years of age and older, Warren Township Recreation Commission would like to invite you to compete in Warren's very first talent competition. Talents ...

TAPinto The Warren Township Library

TAPinto The Warren Township Library

You Can Never Be Too Prepared

WARREN, NJ - Emergency preparedness is not only for Californians, Midwesterners and Gulf Coast residents. Communities across the nation will be impacted by several types of hazards during a ...

Take Five

Take Five

Resources for a Rocky Marriage

If you’ve been married for more than two years, odds are, you’ve had several “moments” when you started thinking that the only way you could honor Til Death Do Us Part would be to hire a hit ...

Talking about Grief

Talking about Grief

Imagine Hosts Center of Our Own Breakfast

Over 450 people attended the 4th annual Imagne a World breakfast event on June 4th at L'Affaire.  "The theme of this year's event was "A Center of Our Own" because we will have outgrown our ...

The Academic Coach

The Academic Coach

The Summer Plan

The 2014-2015 Academic year is done! Now families can take a deep breath, celebrate successes, and enjoy some free time. But there is one last thing to do and we can help. Chyten Millburn offers individual Summer ...

The Affordable Gourmet

The Affordable Gourmet

Make Mom The Hero

Make Mom a Magnificent Mother’s Day Meal in Minutes, with Help from the Meat House Mother’s Day (May 11th) is just around the corner, and we’ve got two perfect, turn-key prepared meals ...

The Banker's Blog

The Banker's Blog

Prospering with Prospects in the Local Community

Business development in banking today has dramatically changed from when I first started in banking in 1984. Developing a customer base in the Eighties and Nineties was as easy as placing an advertisement in the ...

The Dog House

The Dog House

The Scoop on Pets - Animal Blood Bank

Please enjoy this article by guest contributor Denise Cassidy-Dietsch, a volunteer with New Jersey Boxer Rescue. Thank you Denise for the article and for the life-saving donations made by your wonderful Boxer ...

The Edge

The Edge

The Changing Nature of Value

What we value and what the external marketplace values is stuck in a collateral gap.  The 80's were all about "shareholder value"; the 90's were about "customer value" and this ...

The Falcon's Nest

The Falcon's Nest

A Healthy Balance of Academics, Faith and Athletics

METUCHEN, NJ - Sports have acquired an almost religious status in many segments of our society. March Madness is rivaled only by the fervor generated by the NFL season and the march to the Super Bowl. No matter the ...

The Floor Plan

The Floor Plan

Indoor Comfort, Outdoor Living

It's that time of year. The time when we get to expand our living spaces and spend more time outdoors. When you're looking to decorate an outdoor space, you want to have all the comforts of your indoor spaces ...

The Happy Sandbox

The Happy Sandbox

New Jersey Helps Ex-Cons Get Jobs

A new bill soon will prohibit New Jersey-based companies with 15 or more employees from inquiring into the criminal backgrounds of job applicants until after the first interview.  The Opportunity to Compete Act ...

The Heart of Art

The Heart of Art

Be Afraid … But Not of Art!

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - If you drive by Route 202/206 between Foothill Road and Brown Road in Bridgewater, then chances are you’ve already met the 13 Skeletons! The 13 Skeletons have been making their appearance ...

The Hyperlocal Consultant

The Hyperlocal Consultant

Facebook Reduces Organic Reach Leaving Small Businesses Reeling

Facebook recently changed its algorithm to reduce organic reach of posts.  In other words, posts to Facebook are being seen by far fewer people.   While Facebook attempts to justify its decision to do ...

The Innovative Classroom

The Innovative Classroom

A Week in the Life of PARCC

During the month of March, Westfield High School, along with schools in 13 other states, participated in one of the most controversial educational moves to date — the implementation of of PARCC. PARCC, which ...

The Mommy's Review

The Mommy's Review

The Mommy's Review - Easy as ABC Mouse

Here's a long overdue review of a great website and learning tool for kids—ABCmouse.com! Like you, I had seen the commercials for it innumerable times, but just never took the step to log on to see what it was ...

The Power of Spirit

The Power of Spirit

Every Season Holds a Lesson

There are years that ask questions and years that answer. --Zora Neal Hurston What kind of year has this been for you? What have you learned? How much have you grown and in what areas? Have you emerged from the ...

The REAL estate DEAL

The REAL estate DEAL

A TAX-SAVING GUIDE FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS: A FEW FEDERAL TAX BREAKS YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF A TAX-SAVING GUIDE FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS Buying your first home? While it’s certainly a rewarding experience, it can also be an ...

The Real Estate Corner

The Real Estate Corner

Social Security Benefits Information Session - Hosted by the Moretti Team

Moretti Team to host Social Security Benefits Information Session On Saturday May 2, 2015 at 10:00 am The Moretti Team will host a Social Security Information Session at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NJ ...

The Seventh District Congressional Report

The Seventh District Congressional Report

The Seventh District Congressional Report

Congressman Lance is joined by Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-2) to discuss business before the U.S. House of Representatives.  

The Student Stance

The Student Stance

A New Four Years Awaits

August is the month of inevitable goodbyes and exciting hellos. As the graduating class branches off on their different paths, friendships that have grown since childhood begin to ‘lax. And although high school ...

The Tile Aisle: Design Inspiration from Virtue Tile

The Tile Aisle: Design Inspiration from Virtue Tile

50 Shades of Gray Tile

While movie goers will have to hold out until next year and then trek to the cinema for the highly-anticipated 50 Shades of Grey feature, fans of beautiful interior design projects need travel only to their local ...

The Total Health Coach

The Total Health Coach

5 Holiday Strategies for Keeping on Track

Holidays can be a tough time to keep on track. With a whirlwind of celebrations, every event may seem like an excuse to splurge, but the consequence just might be that post party food hangover. So let’s look at ...

The World According to Greg...................

The World According to Greg...................

SPORTS FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN

I had a severe case of writer’s block, so I decided to do what I do best;  come up with some sports trivia that’s a little out of the mainstream and/or something that you just cannot find with a simple ...

Tips from MoleSafe

Tips from MoleSafe

Celebrate Men’s Health Month this June by Achieving Healthier Skin

June is Men’s Health Month, and for good reason. According to recent studies, men are far less likely than women to seek routine preventive health services and are less involved in health initiatives. Men ...

Town Notices

Town Notices

Scotch Plains - Revised Special Meeting Notice

TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS REVISED SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE         PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Township of Scotch Plains has scheduled a Special Meeting for ...

Township News

Township News

Public Input Requested on Livingston's Memorial Park

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston's citizens are invited to come see ideas and concepts and give their thoughts on the future for Livingston's Memorial Park at the Community Open House, which is being held ...

Tune Into Tola

Tune Into Tola

Thank the Old Gods and the New: 'Thrones' is Back

LIVINGSTON, NJ - After a shocking and brutal finale to Season Four, the groundbreaking HBO series Game of Thrones is back for a fifth season and is promising to be fiercer than ever. When Season Three slaughtered the ...

UNCOMMON CENT$

UNCOMMON CENT$

How to Look Behind Mutual Fund Performance Numbers

If you are a mutual fund investor, it’s hard to resist peeking at those performance reviews published every year – the ones that list the top-performing funds. Perhaps you’re hoping that your fund ...

Underground Oil Tank Solutions

Underground Oil Tank Solutions

Taking Care with Underground Oil Tanks

When an underground oil tank is discovered, time is of the essence! Gone are the days when you could fill the oil tank with sand and forget about it. Once an oil tank is discovered, a technician from Tank Solutions ...

ViaNutrition

ViaNutrition

What is the Difference Between Infrared and Traditional Saunas?

I love, love, love the infrared sauna. It is so peaceful and makes you feel shut off for a half an hour. The benefits of that alone are brilliant. The benefits are far-reaching for your well-being and detoxification ...

Warren Township Food For Thought

Warren Township Food For Thought

The Pink ButterCup Returns to Warren Area

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. - Nia Raeford and her store, The Pink ButterCup, are now operating at 473 Springfield Ave., the home of Karen's Cookies. Raeford, who recently closed her store in Warren Township, said ...

Weekly Review from Walter Pardo of Wealth Financial Partners.

Weekly Review from Walter Pardo of Wealth Financial Partners.

The Stakes Have Gotten Higher For Greece

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”  – Reginald B. Mansell  Basking Ridge,NJ- Markets lost ...

Weltman Home Services: Need a plumber? An electrician? An HVAC technician? One call takes care of it all!

Weltman Home Services: Need a plumber? An electrician? An HVAC technician? One call takes care of it all!

If You Are on the Fence, the Time is Now!

If you are on the fence replacing your on AC the time is now!  Weltman Home Services is offering a $750 INSTANT CASH REBATE on all new installations but it's only good until JUNE 15th.  

West Essex Regional Schools

West Essex Regional Schools

West Essex Chapter of Unico National presented Athletic Awards to West Essex High School Seniors

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex Chapter of Unico National presented Athletic Awards to West Essex High School seniors Monica Onorata and Joe Egan, both from Fairfield.  West Essex High School Softball Coach ...

West Orange Public Schools

West Orange Public Schools

Redwood School Fifth Grade Graduation Ceremony Filled with HEART

​WEST ORANGE, NJ – Retiring Redwood Elementary School Principal Barbara Kivlon celebrated her final Fifth Grade Graduation on June 16 and received a heartfelt farewell from students and staff.  The Redwood ...

West Orange Town Leaders

West Orange Town Leaders

Mayor Parisi Shares West Orange's Status Quo

WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Friday, TAP into West Orange sat down with West Orange’s Mayor Robert D. Parisi to discuss the current state of affairs in West Orange for the start of 2015. The Mayor was open,

Westfield Area Y

Westfield Area Y

Westfield Area Y's Summer Enrichment Class Makes Camouflage Hats for Wild Animal Day

The Westfield Area Y’s Summer Enrichment Class at the Robert & Virginia Bauer Branch located at 422 East Broad Street in Westfield recently made a special project for Wild Animal Day. The preschool students ...

What's New On The Block

What's New On The Block

How to Prepare for Mobile-Geddon

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It’s been almost 2 months since Google released a new algorithm to rank how websites appear on search results.   Any website that is not “mobile-friendly” and ...

What's Serving At Pete's Place?

What's Serving At Pete's Place?

What's Serving at Pete's Place Family Restaurant

Pete's Place Family Restaurant offers Breakfast and Lunch specials! Breakfast Bacon, Egg & Cheese on Kaiser Roll $2.99 Any of our Fresh Omelets served with Home Fries and Toast ...

Where Are They Now?!

Where Are They Now?!

Livingston High School Graduate's Civil War Novel Receives Rave Reviews

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School 1984 graduate Michael Jay Nusbaum, MD, FACS, FASMBS, recently published his first fiction novel Ere Awòrán, which is in the midst of its second ...

Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth

5 Reasons to Take Advantage of Dental Insurance Benefits Before 2015

The New Year is just around the corner and while it is a time of year that many use to reassess their health and finances, now is the best time to take advantage of both. A regular dental visit, which includes an ...

Words from LaMastra

Words from LaMastra

Selling Tips for Summer: Beat the Heat and Savor the Sun

Now that summer is upon us, it is imperative for home sellers to pay close attention to their outside landscaping. As long as there are no drought restrictions, be sure to water your lawn frequently. You don't ...

Y Works

Y Works

West Essex YMCA Hosts Annual Splash Week Teaching Kids to be Safe Around Water

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Renewing its longstanding commitment to ending childhood drowning, the West Essex YMCA begins its annual weeklong “Splash Week” swim program on Monday. The YMCA’s “Safety Around ...

Your Family Matters

Your Family Matters

“I demand that you get me a car!” Dealing reasonably with an unreasonable teen

In the age of ‘give me, buy me, get me” it’s important to be prepared for the nagging and deflection our kids are so good at.  Today’s discussion is based on a real conversation with a ...

“Mark O’s Mortgage Insights”

“Mark O’s Mortgage Insights”

Summer Proofing: Preparing Your Home For Hot Weather

RANDOLPH, NJ- As warm weather rolls across most of the country, it's time to start thinking about how to protect and care for your home when the mercury soars. What can you do to ensure the summer sun doesn't ...

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