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Racial Tensions in America 2016: Shaking the belief System and Why it Will Change

The racial tension in America is manufactured to divide us, making citizens believe their brother of a different color is their enemy. Anyone who has analyzed the social situation in America without the influence of the ...

"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 ...

23rd District Report

23rd District Report

Assemblyman Peterson: State Needs Special Session on Pension Reform

The time has come for New Jersey’s Legislature to stop volleying the blame of who created the perilous state of the public employee pension system. We need to get past the political theater of pandering sound ...

A Day in the Life of Greater Olean

A Day in the Life of Greater Olean

A Day in the Life with Gary Rodgers

ALLEGANY, NY - People bringing trash and recyclables to the Allegany Transfer Station at 38 Union St. have come to expect a man with a big smile and a friendly “how are you?” to greet them. This man is ...

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 Little Bit of Knowledge

A Little Bit of Knowledge

Personal Branding 2016: Trends to Keep an Eye On

2016 is now well underway.  As you work on growing and cultivating your personal brand in the upcoming year, here is some food for thought, trends to keep an eye on: This will be a heated election year. Forget ...

A Reason To Smile

A Reason To Smile

Protection Yourself In the Sun

Nothing says summer like laying out at the beach working on your tan.  However, gone are the days of slathering ourselves in baby oil because by now we all know about the dangers of too much sun exposure.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

Academic Multiple Paths-International Education Services and Consulting

Academic Multiple Paths-International Education Services and Consulting

Make Finding the Right College a New Year's Resolution

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Have you written your 10 resolutions for 2016? If so, why not try 11 resolutions this year and add finding the right college fit to your list? No list written yet? Then why not start with ...

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

Admit U Consulting Adds New Services

LIVINGSTON, NJ - It's been an exciting summer for Admit U Consulting, a Livingston-based college planning firm, which since 2003, has been providing individualized and comprehensive services designed to ...

Advocating for Children

Advocating for Children

No Blarney in Carney

  There are names of streets and small towns all over our country that tell the story of our ancestors, except we are often too busy to take note and or, more than likely, we  have lost the voice of the ...

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)

SPARC Changing Meeting Schedule

The South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club meets the first Wednesday of the month for its operational meeting and on the fourth Wednesday for its monthly business meeting, at the Community Policing Building at the corner ...

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 Bill to Place 4 Percent Cap on College Tuition

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey students who will attend in-state colleges and universities wil benefit from a new bill that is being moved forward by Nancy Pinkin. An Assembly panel on Monday advanced legislation sponsored by ...

At Your Library

At Your Library

CALLing Adult Learners to Library of The Chathams

At the request of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township residents, Library of The Chathams is initiating a program of exciting, continuing education courses for adults at the library. Chatham Adult Lifeworks ...

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 ...

Bazzo Says

Bazzo Says

Standing Up for Your Rights

I really and truly believe this new bag surcharge in New York City is going to reach the state and county after this year’s election because I have yet to find a bad idea combined with a money grab that Democrats ...

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 Blueprint

Beth's Blueprint

Snacks for the 3 pm Slump

SNACK TIME! Need a “little something” to help you through the afternoon to fend off the 3 p.m. slump? Do you find yourself in front of the snack drawer or the vending machine when your eyes ...

Beth's Book Review

Beth's Book Review

The One and Only by Emily Giffin

The One and Only by Emily Giffin (Penguin-Random House, 2014) Shea Rigsby is obsessed with football, like many Texans. Her team of choice is Walker University, located right in her home town in North Texas. From the ...

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

Cloud Data Usage for the Small Business

Cloud computing applied with the combination of data analytics is becoming a rapidly emerging sector in IT.  Products such as Carbonite, Google Drive, and Dropbox are three examples of popular cloud database ...

Blended

Blended

Just Say No (if you can)

I’ve been at this mom thing a decent amount of time as my oldest son, Blue, is about to turn sixteen. An incident this past week made me realize how little I like saying no, and it’s come as a bit of a shock ...

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 ...

Bottle Service

Bottle Service

Madison New Jersey Proud Possessor Of The Fastest Racehorse In The Nation

MADISON, NJ -- In honor of Derby Day, a little horseracing history. Madison, New Jersey has been known for many things over the years, most notably, as the largest rose growing town in the country. But, in 1842 ...

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

Notice of Changes in Mail-In Ballot Law

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Jerry L. Midgette, Somerset County’s Election Board Administrator and President of the New Jersey Association of Election Officials, has announced that changes have been made to the New ...

Bruce the Blog

Bruce the Blog

End of Endorsements?

Is this the end of endorsements, or at least presidential endorsements, as a credible, influential form of journalism? There’s been a buzz building lately about how the endorsements of even prominent ...

Business Chatter

Business Chatter

White Tiger Dojo in Berkeley Heights Enters Its Second Year

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's been a little more than a year since Sensei Darren DeMarco opened White Tiger Dojo and gained a bunch of new friends and admirers. Recently, several parents of students at the dojo ...

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 ...

CPA Q&A

CPA Q&A

Levine, Jacobs & Company Member Featured In Business Valuation Guide

-A discussion on how to properly value a business – LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., was recently ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell School District In the News

Caldwell-West Caldwell School District In the News

James Caldwell High School Announced 3rd Quarter ShopRite Stars

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — James Caldwell High School (JCHS), West Caldwell, announced the final four Shop Rite Stars of the 2015-2016 school year. Recognized for their excellence in the areas of academics, arts,

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

LACC Spotlight on Estelle Finkel Center for Learning

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to spotlight Estelle Finkel Center for Learning, a full service learning center focusing on tutoring for Pre-K through adults, general subject area ...

Choosing Your Funeral Home

Choosing Your Funeral Home

Choosing Your Funeral Home

STAFFORD, NJ - As the owner/operator/manager of Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home and Cremation Service, I serve our Community on a daily basis,.  I serve both in and outside the funeral home. My hope is that my ...

Clark's Fallen Heroes, The Series

Clark's Fallen Heroes, The Series

A Hero's Words: Sgt. James W. Harvey II, 2011, Afghanistan/Operation Enduring Freedom

James W. Harvey II was killed in action on June 11, 2011 in Ghanzi Province, Afghanistan. This letter was written to his family to be opened in the event of his death.   I would like to begin by saying ...

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!

Fall Veggies Migrate to the Kitchen Table

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The autumn CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) baskets have arrived.  Tough food for colder months, full and alive with Vitamin A.  I get my "1/2 share" - enough for about 4 ...

Connecting Commerce and Community

Connecting Commerce and Community

Top 7 Things Not to Miss at Westfield’s Spring Fling!

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) of Westfield, a program of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, will showcase seven new businesses at Westfield’s Spring Fling on May 1. YEA! is a ...

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 ...

Cornerstone: Where Care Meets Commitment

Cornerstone: Where Care Meets Commitment

Preparing Your Body for a Change in Seasons, a Change in Physical Activity

If you are like me, “cabin fever” has set in and you cannot wait to participate in outdoor activities, such as running around with your children or going for a bicycle ride with the family.  Despite ...

Cranbury Mayor's Corner

Cranbury Mayor's Corner

Mulligan’s Mayor Notes January, 2016:

CRANBURY, NJ -I would like to first thank my fellow members of the Cranbury Township Committee for their support as Mayor of Cranbury for 2016. I would also like to thank each and every resident of Cranbury for ...

Cranford Business Alliance - Business Profile

Cranford Business Alliance - Business Profile

Cranford Business Alliance Profile - Lifeline Technology Solutions

CRANFORD, NJ – After years of working as the Head of IT for larger companies, Jason Michaels decided to venture out on his own to open up Lifeline Technology Solutions. What better location to settle down, then ...

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 ...

Cranford Superintendent of Schools Bimonthly Update

Cranford Superintendent of Schools Bimonthly Update

May 23 - Superintendent's Update

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford Schools Update STUDENTS Lincoln School student Jacob Schwartz took first place in the Teen Arts for Creative Writing competition.  He worked closely with his teacher Colleen ...

Cussen's Corner

Cussen's Corner

Is Long-Term Care Insurance Right for You?

With health care costs on the rise, it’s crucial to have a plan regarding your future care needs. For many, investing in long-term care insurance may be a helpful way to ease the burden of trying to plan for the ...

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

A Winning Note

Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything in second place. - William C. Bryant At 0:00 seconds, when the whistle finally blew, bedlam on an ordinary school lacrosse field in New Jersey ensued.  One ...

Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Ready or Not Here I Come!

Genesis 3:8-10 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Then the ...

Daughters of Israel Corner

Daughters of Israel Corner

Passover Seder at Daughters of Israel

Daughters of Israel residents (L to R) Roslyn Berman and Doris Silver got a headstart on reviewing the Haggadah before the first Passover Seder began on Friday evening, April 29. 

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

Travel Alert! Save BIG on this 4 star hotel in Naples, Fl

Oct 17/15 - Oct 24/15 - GreenLinks Golf Resort Only $525 per week for a two bedroom suite! (Sleeps 4) Expedia, Booking, Hotels, Priceline, and Travelocity are SOLD OUT!  Expedia ...

Diversions

Diversions

The Madness of March

Nikos Kazantzakis, who taught us all how to embrace the madness of life in his classic novel, “Zorba the Greek,” explained that: “A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope ...

Doctors Express Urgent Care Center of West Orange

Doctors Express Urgent Care Center of West Orange

Facts About the Flu Virus and Flu Vaccine

Hopefully, most people have received a seasonal flu shot by now. Having said that, here is some useful information about how the flu spreads and what makes the flu vaccine work. The influenza virus is a respiratory ...

Dr. Linda

Dr. Linda

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Dear Dr. Linda, Our fifth grade son’s handwriting is horrible. We can’t read a word he writes, not even on homework assignments. He can’t read them either once he’s home. He only prints, and ...

Driven From Within

Driven From Within

How to Program A Great Workout… GUARANTEED!

So you go to the gym and you are all motivated to crush an amazing workout. You take a look around… and you decide to hop on the treadmill or you decide to head over to the machine circuit. Now I am not here ...

East Brunswick Public Library Town Center

East Brunswick Public Library Town Center

November Falls for the EBPL

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public Library has many great programs coming in November for all ages. See some below, or click here for our newsletter. Adults: The Book and the Cook (Cookbook ...

Edward Jones

Edward Jones

Will You Be Ready for Retirement?

National Save for Retirement Week was observed Oct. 18 – 24 this year. And this week has some weight behind it, as it is recognized by the U.S. Senate for its importance in encouraging Americans to prepare ...

Elite Advantage Prep

Elite Advantage Prep

High School Seniors Throughout Edison Wait for Letters of Acceptance.

This is the time of year when high school seniors and their families wait anxiously for letters of acceptance from the colleges and universities they applied to.  Most results will start reaching inboxes and ...

Employment Law

Employment Law

What to do if You Uncover Illegal or Fraudulent Activities at Your Workplace?

In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot. - Czesław Miłosz   What to do if you uncover illegal or fraudulent activities at your ...

Enchanting Moments

Enchanting Moments

Spread Joy and Love on Small Business Saturday

If the mood this Thanksgiving weekend conjures up an image of a small town America, Enchantments of downtown Fanwood should be one of the first stores that comes to mind.   Across the street, the leaves on ...

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.

Death, Taxes and System Failure: Decks

We proposed to you a while back that there are not two, but three, certainties in life: death, taxes and system failure. The moment you build or install something new in your home, it is on its way to ...

Extraordinary Living

Extraordinary Living

Your Local Market

We projected a 2015 market that would show marginal improvement from 2014 in the mainstream price levels based on continued low interest rates and relatively low inventory. As anticipated, many of our local communities ...

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,

Family Fun

Family Fun

Family Fun at Green Meadows Farm in Hazlet, NJ

If you're looking for a fun activity for kids of all ages, I highly recommend a visit to Green Meadows Farm in Hazlet, NJ. Green Meadows Farm allows kids to pet, hold, and even feed a wide variety of ...

Favorite Feature Stories

Favorite Feature Stories

Pedaling Cross Country to Help a Roxbury Teacher's Cancer Fight

ROXBURY, NJ – There will come a time, maybe during a downpour in Oregon, a heat wave on the Great Plains or a climb up the Rocky Mountains, that Josh Johannessen will question the wisdom of riding a bicycle across ...

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

The Importance of Staying Active, Getting Fit

As Fall quickly approaches, the simple days of Summer often transition into life getting a bit more hectic. It's easy to let your workouts fall by the wayside. Staying active is important for many reasons, most ...

Footprint ID

Footprint ID

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

As we approach the biggest gift giving time of the year, we can all agree that the most special gifts to give and receive are the ones that reflect the thought that was put into choosing them. How about a gift that ...

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 Our Table To Yours

From Our Table To Yours

Brief History of Oktoberfest; Seasonal Appetizer Recipe From Burrini's

RANDOLPH, NJ-  A brief history on the origin of Oktoberfest: Originally, Oktoberfest was the celebration of the marriage between Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12,

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 Office of Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

From the Office of Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

2016 State of the Borough Address

Thank you to the residents of this great borough for joining us today as we celebrate the annual reorganization of the governing body.  Thank you to Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and Governor Donald DiFrancesco for ...

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 ...

Girl Scout Troop 588-Silver Award: Minimizing Electronic Use

Girl Scout Troop 588-Silver Award: Minimizing Electronic Use

Minimizing Electronic Use for The New Year

Hello, I am Christina and I will be writing the second article in our new Randolph Girl scouts TAP column. If you missed last month’s article, this column is all about things or activities to do instead of playing ...

Golda Och Academy Corner

Golda Och Academy Corner

Registration Opens for Fall Enrichment Programs at Golda Och Academy

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Golda Och Academy has just announced the fall schedule for its Enrichment Academy, which will "offer stimulating programs" for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The ...

Guest Column

Guest Column

Celebrate National Volunteer Week

President Obama has declared the April 10-16 as National Volunteer Week, continuing a tradition that he and every President since Gerald Ford has upheld since 1974. An effort spearheaded by the Points of Light ...

Hair Matters

Hair Matters

Spring Forward & Fall Back!

Ready to look younger this spring?   We are sharing advice from TOP STYLISTS on how you can turn BACK the clock this spring for a more youthful look! For some women as you get older, you may experience ...

Health News You Can Use

Health News You Can Use

A New Food Label is Coming

On Friday, May 20, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration unveiled an updated  nutrition label to help us make more informed choices about the foods we eat. Food manufactures will be required to use the new label ...

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

Exercise Your Brain

Some of the greatest thinkers in history made exercise an integral part of their lives and attributed their daily physical activity to their success. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher who was a pupil of Plato and ...

Heights Highlights

Heights Highlights

EMS Council of New Jersey holds Mid-Year meeting

Assemblyman Dan Benson, center, and Howard Meyer of Berkeley Heights (to his left) at the EMS Council of New Jersey’s Mid-Year Meeting in Hamilton May 15.

Help!  I Need Some Style

Help! I Need Some Style

Building a Great Spring Wardrobe

Spring, as the dictionary states, follows winter and is preceded summer.  Springtime refers to the season and to the idea of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. It’s that time.  ...

Here and Now

Here and Now

In the Trenches and Slugging it Out

A while back, I noticed a letter to the editor in this newspaper from the Putnam County Republican Party Chairman Anthony Scannapieco, Jr.  He was irritated that David McKay Wilson, the Tax Watch columnist of the ...

Here and Now! (Yorktown)

Here and Now! (Yorktown)

Ol' Clothes

As a kid growing up in the Bronx during the early ‘50s, about once a month I’d hear this guy in the tenement alleyway screaming up at closed windows early in the morning, and to no one in ...

Hey Ann?

Hey Ann?

Hey Ann? My Metabolism Needs A Jump Start

What are some things I can do to speed up my metabolism? A: Your metabolism is ruled partly by genetics, but you can REV IT UP naturally by eating right. Try these foods to increase your body’s fat-burning ...

Home for Good:  Dog of the Week

Home for Good: Dog of the Week

Dogs of the Week – Help Tarzan and Jane find their “Forever” Homes

Tarzan and his sibling Jane are looking for their “forever” homes. Tarzan and Jane are 6-month-old Shepherd mixes. Despite his name, Tarzan is a gentle soul. He is still learning to get along with his human ...

Homefirst Happenings

Homefirst Happenings

Local Plainfield Organization Provides Children With Free School Supplies and Shoes for School

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services, a nonprofit organization that has served the community of Plainfield and Union County since 1986, held its first annual Back To School Night on ...

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 ...

Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes

Home Town Heroes Spotlight - Walter Wimbush

There are people in the community that contribute on a regular basis. You may have noticed them as they are at almost every event. They quietly “blend in” and are always the first ones to roll up their ...

Houlihan Lawrence Yorktown

Houlihan Lawrence Yorktown

1585 Overhill Street

Spectacular one-of-a-kind custom built home with first floor master bedroom suite of almost 1,000sf and a heated 5 car garage! This home is close to the downtown hamlet area of Yorktown Heights and just minutes to the ...

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 ...

IT Solutions for Everyday

IT Solutions for Everyday

10 Tips for Maximizing Your Use of Microsof t Office

So far in 2016, Microsoft has announced several improvements to Office, its wildly popular productivity suite. Many tech experts even anticipate 2016 will be the year that Microsoft's Office 365 consumer cloud ...

In Search Of Flavor

In Search Of Flavor

The Mind of a Chef: A Conversation with Chef Ehren Ryan of Millburn’s Common Lot Restaurant

MILLBURN, NJ – Opening a new restaurant is no simple task, particularly if it intends to cater to an educated fine dining audience.  Though the competition for diners’ dollars in “the biz” ...

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

Westfield Parent Workshop Weighs in on Body Image

“Raising Kids with a a Healthy Body Image” was the focus of Roosevelt Intermediate School’s Coffee with Counselors on May 18, the last in a series of parent workshops planned for the Westfield school ...

In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight

The Story of the VFW "Buddy Poppy"

NATIONAL - Dedicated to the memory of the men who fought and died in France during World War I, the Poppies have become the true symbol of all those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.  The ...

Insight From Our Superintendent

Insight From Our Superintendent

Strategic Plan Sets Course for District Future

A Year’s Worth of Work Heading into the previous school year, key members of the Madison School District leadership team worked with teaching staff, parents, community members, and elected officials from the ...

Insight from Sparta High School Students

Insight from Sparta High School Students

It's Not Just About Books

Parents, friends, family, academic adjudicators, distinguished guest extended-relatives-who-are-desperately-trying-to-sneak-a-glance-at-their-phone-to-ease-their-incessant-boredom, welcome, to the commencement ...

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

TAP into Livingston is Seeking High School Student Interns

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Writing for the town paper looks great on college transcripts and right now, TAP into Livingston is interviewing Student Interns. We are looking for bright, inquisitive, energetic and creative ...

Internship Program - TAP into West Essex

Internship Program - TAP into West Essex

TAP into West Essex is Seeking High School Student Interns

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ - Writing for the town paper looks great on college transcripts and right now, TAP into West Essex (the three Caldwells, Fairfield, Roseland and Essex Fells) is interviewing Student Interns. We ...

Internship Program - TAP into West Orange

Internship Program - TAP into West Orange

TAP into West Orange is Seeking High School Student Interns

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Writing for the town paper looks great on college transcripts and right now, TAP into West Orange is interviewing Student Interns. We are looking for bright, inquisitive, energetic and creative interns ...

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

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

Gabriele Fitness and Performance Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Registration is open for Gabriele Fitness & Performance Youth Summer Training Programs. Take advantage of the 10 percent discount by registering by 5 p.m. Monday, May ...

JB Real Estate Advantage Report - Livingston

JB Real Estate Advantage Report - Livingston

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 ...

JB Real Estate Advantage Report - West Orange

JB Real Estate Advantage Report - West Orange

West Orange Real Estate Market Data for February 2016

We are through a blizzard and into 2016! Unlike the weather, the real estate market in West Orange is hot. I would like to share some market data with you that I have obtained through JB Advantage, which is our ...

JCC NEWS

JCC NEWS

Israel: How Real Are The Threats? Ambassador Yoram Ettinger Will Speak at JCC on Feb. 15

Ambassador Yoram Ettinger (ret.), an insider on U.S.-Israel relations and consultant to Israel’s cabinet and legislators, will speak at the JCC of Central NJ, 1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains on Monday, Feb. 15,

JCP&L Energizing Your Community

JCP&L Energizing Your Community

How to Communicate With JCP&L During an Outage

At JCP&L, our top priority is to provide our customers with safe, reliable electricity.  When an outage occurs, it’s important to report it to us as soon as possible.  This helps us pinpoint the ...

Jane Greene and Lauren Stone for Coldwell Banker

Jane Greene and Lauren Stone for Coldwell Banker

Spring Tips From Your Neighborhood Realtors

Hello Everyone! We hope you all have been enjoying this beautiful weather. Just a friendly reminder from your neighborhood realtors... When you turn your clocks ahead, remember to protect your families by ...

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.

The Law & You: Basics You Can Use

Scotch Plains Public Library is happy to announce the launch of an ongoing series that will examine laws that impact our daily lives. Local legal experts in their fields will engage with participants to look at key ...

Jersey Girl on Fire

Jersey Girl on Fire

An Everlasting Kiss: 40 Years of "Born to Run"

Forty years since "Born to Run," and I still haven't run and fulfilled my destiny. Like Bruce Springsteen, I remain pretty close to where I grew up, in a nicer house, maybe, and in a more tree-lined ...

Jets Fan Chatter

Jets Fan Chatter

An Inside Look: 2016 Jets Draft

Welcome to the first edition of Jets Fan Chatter. My name is Victoria L. Dammer and I was born to be a Jets Fan! My dad was a season ticket holder since 1967 and he passed his tickets to me. I grew up in Florham Park ...

Johnny Four Fingers Weekly NFL Picks

Johnny Four Fingers Weekly NFL Picks

Johnny Four Fingers Week #17 NFL Picks

Johnny Four Fingers went 3-2 again last week, and I picked Atlanta to knock-off Carolina. Even my average weeks are better than that Tuna guy. He was 1-4. I hear Parcell’a want’s TAP to change that ...

Kaplan on Your Money

Kaplan on Your Money

Managing Your Financial Life Well - Part 2

Last month I wrote about key areas to help “Manage a Financial Life Well” in the face of the overwhelming volume of financial information and advice. Some examples I mentioned included having ...

Karmic Words

Karmic Words

Changing of Seasons Could Lead to a New Lifestyle

We have come to the end of a hot summer and now welcome the cool air, a new school year, and sense of renewed purpose. Autumn is certainly a time for change, and many people take time to make significant ...

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 ...

Keller Williams Realty: Real Life ... Real People

Keller Williams Realty: Real Life ... Real People

Why Do You Need To Work With a Real Estate Agent to Buy a House?

These days, with all the information online at your fingertips, why should you work with a real estate agent to buy a house? When I met my clients Harry and Melissa (I changed their names for privacy reasons) almost ...

Kenilworth Mayor's Corner

Kenilworth Mayor's Corner

October 2015 Mayor Update

KENILWORTH, NJ - After I first became elected last November one of my first goals was to resurrect our “Pride in Kenilworth Committee” which had been in existence in years past but apparently simply ...

Keys to Wellness

Keys to Wellness

Next Generation Pharmacists, Introducing Sibin Stephen

Sibin is a 23 year old pharmacy student at Rutgers Pharmacy School. He is in his fourth and final year of schooling and has many exciting plans ahead of him. When we sat down with his to chat he was really excited to ...

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

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

Loco for Locatelli

As a child, I found myself shying away from a food that kids typically enjoy : cheese. Of course I ate cheese on pizza, but in any other form, cheese was simply out of the question. Cheese sticks? Nope. Grilled cheese? ...

LCJSMS Panther Pulse

LCJSMS Panther Pulse

Internet For All

If you live in a first world country, living without internet connectivity is almost unimaginable. Eighth grader Oliver R. said, "I use internet basically in my spare time. I can't imagine living without ...

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 ...

Law in Your Corner

Law in Your Corner

Clean Up in Aisle 5: Focus on Premises Liability

Recently, our state courts provided clear guidance to business owners concerned with their legal obligation to patrons entering their premises.  The general rule under New Jersey law has not changed, but two ...

Library News

Library News

Early June Events @ NPML

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - There are events for all tastes at New Providence Memorial Library in the first weeks of June.  We start on Thursday, 6/2 @ 2PM with a showing of "Coming Home," a story of love lost ...

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
Living In

Living In

The Inside Scoop on Montville Neighborhoods and Beyond

I grew up in a small town, Woodstock, Vermont, where I knew everyone and everyone knew me.  After all these years I can walk into the local Woodstock Butcher Shop or Pharmacy and people still remember me.  ...

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 ...

Liz on Theatre

Liz on Theatre

‘A Song at Twilight’ Shimmers on Shakespeare Theatre Stage

MADISON, NJ – There’s never been anyone quite like Noel Coward for wit and wisdom in equal measure, as so beautifully rendered in the opening production of The ShakespeareTheatre’s season, with ...

Local Legal Footnotes from Laddey, Clark and Ryan
Lost & Found Pets

Lost & Found Pets

Dog Found in Cranford

This dog was found on Burnside in Cranford Thursday and taken to Lexington Animal Hospital. Call 732-381-3700.

Lost In Suburbia

Lost In Suburbia

The Itsy Bitsy Bedmate

One morning as I went to make the bed, I peeled down the covers to smooth out the sheets and saw something very disconcerting. There, on my side of the bed, about halfway down, was a large dark spot. Upon closer ...

Lost in Suburbia®

Lost in Suburbia®

The Itsy Bitsy Bedmate

One morning as I went to make the bed, I peeled down the covers to smooth out the sheets and saw something very disconcerting.  There, on my side of the bed, about halfway down, was a large dark spot.  Upon ...

Louise D. Floyd, Communicant of St. Matthew the Apostle Church Dies at 82

Louise D. Floyd, Communicant of St. Matthew the Apostle Church Dies at 82

Edward V. Burrell, 55, of Edison, Passes Away

EDISON, NJ - Edward V. Burrell, 55, of Edison, passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 at Monmouth County Care Center, Freehold. Born in Staten Island, NY, he resided in Edison since 1973. Edward was a graduate of ...

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 ...

Madison's 'Academic Journey'

Madison's 'Academic Journey'

Study Skills - a Professional Organizer for the Brain!

After parent-teacher conferences this week, a friend told me that her 5th grade son’s teacher described him as “a whirling dervish leaving a trail of paper wherever he goes.” The image reminded me 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 ...

Marketing Inside Out

Marketing Inside Out

Engaging With Customers Via TAPinto.net

CRANFORD, NJ – Having been in the marketing field for over twenty years I have seen and heard a lot of advertising ideas, new lead generation platforms and innovative technologies come and go.  When I ...

Mayor's Round Table

Mayor's Round Table

Mayor's Round Table Discusses Upcoming Memorial Day Parade and Park Dedication

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - 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 ...

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

Make Plans For DINE OUT WESTFIELD

Make Plans to Enjoy Dine Out Westfield. Arriving Sunday, February 28th to Thursday, March 10th, 2016, (Two weeks excluding Friday and Saturday), Diners may  enjoy a two-course lunch menu, and a ...

Money Talk with Dawn O'Malley

Money Talk with Dawn O'Malley

Get Your Affairs In Order for an Orderly Estate

(Mark your calendars, and RSVP soon, for a FREE estate planning seminar on May 19 hosted by Dawn and featuring guest speaker Chris Defilippis.) You may be quite willing to plan an investment strategy for your ...

Morristown Library Offerings

Morristown Library Offerings

Morristown Libary Events; Week of April 25

The Morristown Library is offering the following events: Tuesday April 26; Man and Nature; A discussion how science needs a new understanding of man-made and natural environments. Program begins at 7pm Thursday ...

Morristown Rec News

Morristown Rec News

Morristown Recreation Summer Lifeguard Opportunities Available

The Town of Morristown is looking for lifeguards for Burham Pool and Cauldwell Playground Pool.  Lifeguards are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of individuals using the pool. This includes: Being ...

Mountainside Moments

Mountainside Moments

Mountainside Elementary Students Plant in the Beechwood Garden

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside students in grades K-2 plant vegetables in the Beechwood School garden. The garden is harvested throughout the summer with the help of teacher, Mrs. Bruce, and parent ...

Mulberry House News

Mulberry House News

Now Accepting Mother's Day Reservations

Say I love you mom at our special Mother's Day brunch buffet on Sunday, May 8. We'll be serving our favorite selections from our breakfast and lunch menus along with our English Tea sweets and sandwiches.

My Perspective

My Perspective

Honoring Pioneers

This week, I suggest we shift our focus away from Trump, Clinton and Sanders and turn our attention to the likes of Mukherjee, Farber and Gomeier.  Dr. Siddharta Mukherjee came to my attention six years ago ...

New Jersey: What Exit?

New Jersey: What Exit?

GOP Leaders Refuse to Hold Hearings on any Obama Supreme Court Nominee; Some GOP Senators Go Further by Unfriending on FaceBook and Blocking on Twitter

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday flatly rejected any person President Barack Obama nominates to the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, saying the voters should ...

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 Mayor Michael Giordano, Jr.

News from Mayor Michael Giordano, Jr.

News from Mayor Michael Giordano, Jr.

Last week the State of New Jersey announced North Plainfield had received the highest increase in graduation growth rate of any high school in Somerset County. Kudos are in order for Superintendent McLaughlin and all ...

News from SCLSNJ

News from SCLSNJ

A Musical Tribute to Cinco de Mayo at SCLSNJ

On Saturday, May 7, Jesse Rivera visited Somerset County Library System of New Jersey's North Plainfield Memorial Library and Warren Township Library branches to perform musical tributes to Cinco de Mayo. His ...

News from Tri County Chamber of Commerce

News from Tri County Chamber of Commerce

Tri-County Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon Kicks Off Initiative to Host More Somerset County Events

SOMERSET, NJ - May 3, 2016 - The Tri-County Chamber of Commerce met at the Stage House Tavern, located at 1719 Amwell Road in Somerset, NJ, this past Tuesday.  The TCCOC organizes luncheons every month as an ...

Newton Robotics Team

Newton Robotics Team

Newton Robotics Team Members Tidy Up Their Town

While many Newton residents did some “spring cleaning” around the house, three students of Newton High School’s robotics team decided to tidy up the neighborhood.   Nick Nannery, a ...

Newton Town Manager's Blog

Newton Town Manager's Blog

Newton Town Manager's Blog Oct 9

Our next Town Council meeting will begin at 7:00pm on Wednesday night. Enjoy the long weekend!  APPROVAL OF MINUTES  Lorraine's office has prepared the minutes from the September 28th Regular meeting ...

Next Great Step: "Bridging the Gap from College to the Real World"

Next Great Step: "Bridging the Gap from College to the Real World"

Why Are Our Graduates So Fragile?

College graduation is upon us and both parents and students have mixed emotions about this day. As a parent, you are likely beaming but possibly even teary-eyed as another chapter is coming to an end. As a student, you ...

Nursery U

Nursery U

HELP! My Child Won’t Eat: 4 Schools of Thought to Make It Easier!

So you have a child who just won’t eat. Many kids will go through that picky eater stage and some will even remain that way into adulthood. I knew a child who decided at the age of four that she just didn’t ...

On Assignment

On Assignment

A Voodoo Debut in the Bayou

I just returned from my first trip to New Orleans, and I think that qualifies me to write a visitor’s guide as a public service. After you unpack your bags, get right out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the ...

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 Tap at Morris Tap and Grill

On Tap at Morris Tap and Grill

Oh Christmas Beer, Oh Christmas Beer.....

RANDOLPH, NJ- So, I can assume since Craft Beer is a huge part of my life and job, that if I'm confused on exactly what a Christmas beer is... then most of you are as well.   Can a ...

Out & About with Thos & Joe

Out & About with Thos & Joe

Out & About With Thos and Joe Announce the "Scan Me" Pet Retrieval Program

With the help of Roselle Park 24/7, Roselle Park resident pet owners have another level of protection for their favorite furry family member. Thos and Joe announce a new program where lost dogs and cats can be ...

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

Give the Gift of Confidence this Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is about appreciation. Show your appreciation for the mothers in your life, including yourself, by giving them the life-changing gift of Martial Arts and Self-Defense.     First ...

Party with Z Best

Party with Z Best

When Only "Z" Best Will Do

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Planning a classy affair? David Z Caterers of Livingston can provide you with full service off-premise catering that meets all of your needs, from a white glove/black tie event to a backyard BBQ,

Perspective From The Rear View Mirror

Perspective From The Rear View Mirror

Valentine's Day on Flamingo Lane

Perhaps it was fitting that on our drive to Philadelphia this past Friday night my husband recounted a conversation he had had with our daughter.  She had asked him, “What is your biggest regret?”  ...

Pet Corner

Pet Corner

Adopt a Pet

Rocket is a 10 month old Jack Russel Terrier puppy. He is super energetic and playful. Rocket loves to take long walks. He needs basic training, and is dog and cat friendly. 

Pet Tips

Pet Tips

Local Pet Store, Terry's Pet Depot Expands Grooming Services

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ – Terry’s Pet Depot has expanded the grooming department and now offers even more services and treatments! They continue to offer traditional grooming services but have added even more ...

Pipe Works Presents: Tips for Healthy Homes

Pipe Works Presents: Tips for Healthy Homes

Taste the Difference: Don’t Keep Drinking Bad Water

First there was the Pepsi Challenge, then Prego took on Ragu, and now, Pipe Works proudly presents, Taste the Difference: City Water vs HALO Water! In the 1970’s, Pepsi set out to prove that Americans ...

Piscataway Library - CHECK US OUT!

Piscataway Library - CHECK US OUT!

Summer of MAKE 2016 - Registration Opens June 6th

PISCATAWAY, NJ - We are excited to once again offer our Summer of MAKE program in 2016! The program will run 6 weeks from June 28-August 5, 2016.  Summer of MAKE is a STEM (science, technology, engineering ...

Player Periscope

Player Periscope

Bowerbank Gets First NCAA Base Hits

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - Rutgers Outfielder Luke Bowerbank is the quiet man.  He doesn't say too much, but his play on the baseball diamond has always spoken volumes.  Baseball fans in the Somerset Hills are ...

Point View WealthPoints

Point View WealthPoints

How to Ride on the Roller Coaster of… Bonds?

The fixed income allocation of a diversified portfolio should be created to provide capital preservation to counter the volatility of stocks in the portfolio. Yet, despite most attention given to the ups and downs ...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Scotch Plains Police Blotter

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

Practical Taxes and Finance With Paul Kleespies

Practical Taxes and Finance With Paul Kleespies

Improve Your Financial Well-Being With An Annual Review

Chances are you recently slogged through paperwork, gathered and organized information, all in order to prepare your tax return.  Take heart – you can make your hard work do double duty by using those same ...

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 101: Market Insight for Buyers and Sellers

Real Estate 101: Market Insight for Buyers and Sellers

You’ve Found the Perfect Buyer For Your Home, What's Next?

Now to the Closing Table... This is the tricky part where the Real Estate Professional can ensure you will close on time for the agreed upon price. Getting through the Inspection of your home and Mortgage Process ...

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 ...

Real Estate with Shannon

Real Estate with Shannon

SOMA Market Report and Open Houses Sunday, May 29

With Memorial Day right around the corner, people are thinking about vacation rentals and shore homes. Although many will be flocking to the Poconos or the Jersey shore, there's another vacation spot just ...

Rivero CPA

Rivero CPA

Some Guy Told Me ...

As a CPA, I've run across some very creative tax rumors and crazy assumptions. Some favorites: "If you create your New Jersey business and incorporate in Delaware or Nevada, you won't have to file or pay ...

Rutgers News

Rutgers News

From Combat to Critical Care: Student Nurse, Former Marine Continues to Serve

Marine Cpl. Robert Collins was leading a patrol near a small town in Afghanistan in 2011 when he heard the patrol’s point man cursing softly, something he often did to keep calm in a tense ...

SERVPRO - Helpful Tips Regarding Fire & Water Clean Up & Restoration

SERVPRO - Helpful Tips Regarding Fire & Water Clean Up & Restoration

Summer Home Maintenance Tips for Your New Home

With summer just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to start preparing your new home for the warmer months. From saving money on your electric bills to giving your home’s interior a seasonal ...

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 ...

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

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tip of the Month – Burn Prevention and Treatment

Burns can happen in an instant, and while some cannot be prevented, others can.  There are many things we can do in our homes to keep ourselves and our families safe. While cooking, turn handles in so that pans ...

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan

Diegnan to Serve on Budget, Law and Public Safety & State Government Committees

TRENTON, NJ – Senate President Steve Sweeney today announced the committee assignments for Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. The senator will serve as a member of three Senate Committees: Budget and Appropriations,

Senior Corner

Senior Corner

May Events at the Senior Center

Upcoming events at the South Plainfield Senior Center: May 2 - 10:00 - 10:30 Walgreens - Allergy or cold Triva  - Free May 4 - Tropicana  $22 - bus leaves at 8:45 a.m. May 5 - Cinco De Mayo ...

Service With A Roxbury Smile

Service With A Roxbury Smile

Roxbury's Wizard of the Check Engine Light: Scott Gannon of ProAutomotive

ROXBURY, NJ – Glowing and blinking, Autel MaxiSys Pro is in Kenvil. So is MODIS Ultra. Right there on the corner of Route 46 and Kenvil Avenue. Although it sounds like a “Transformers” battle is ...

Shameless Plug

Shameless Plug

Can you Maximize your Medicare Benefits?

(Shameless Plug # 33) Medicare is an insurance program for seniors at age 65 or people that are Medicare eligible due to a disability and have been declared disabled by your doctor. You would have to be declared this ...

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 ...

Skyzone Trampoline Park

Skyzone Trampoline Park

Sky Zone Announces Opening In South Plainfield

Creator Of The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Is Coming To Town   SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing ...

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

New ACFE 2016 Report Just Released

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) has just released its “Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse.” This 2016 global fraud study was conducted in part to help raise the ...

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

Faith and Politics

      Twice defeated presidential candidate, John McCain published a memoir called “Worth Fighting For.”  The 2002 book made very clear that Mr. McCain doesn’t like my ...

South Asian News

South Asian News

Bollywood Movie Review - PHANTOM

PHANTOM - 2 & 1/2 out of 5 stars SYNOPSIS - Bollywood Movie Phantom is a mixture of James Bond, Jason Bourne, Kala Paththar, Ek Tha Tiger etc. Movie starts of with 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. Immediately film ...

South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club

South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club

SPJBC 2016 in Person Baseball Signups

South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club (SPJBC) will have its final In-Person Registration for the Spring 2016 Season on Saturday, February 6th from 9am to 4pm at the SPJBC Clubhouse on Lorraine Ave We have also made ...

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

Don't Cook Friday

The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus is hosting  a “DON’T COOK FRIDAY” Spaghetti Dinner on on Friday May 13th for Boy Scout Troop 207 at the council hall located at 334 Hamilton Blvd from ...

South Plainfield Library

South Plainfield Library

Bookmarks

Do you do a lot of shopping at Amazon?  Did you know that you can help the South Plainfield Public Library when you shop there?  It is very simple and is for a great cause.  All you have to do is ...

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 School District Spotlight

Sparta School District Spotlight

May Message from Dennis Tobin

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Sparta School District Spotlight.  The Sparta School District is pleased to provide this monthly article as another means of communication with our community. We are ...

Sparta Spartan Youth Football and Cheerleading

Sparta Spartan Youth Football and Cheerleading

Sparta Spartan Midgets Go Undefeated

WEST MILFORD, NJ – The Sparta Spartan Youth Football program had two teams in the NJ Youth Football League Championship games on Saturday.  Both the Super Pee Wees or Lites and Midgets or Heavies played at ...

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 ...

Straight Off the Wire

Straight Off the Wire

Invisalign - The Clear Alternative to Braces – Part 1

“Am I a candidate for Invisalign?”  This question is one that we receive daily - whether we are in the office, at the park with our children, or at a social event with our friends.  We are happy to ...

Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield

Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield

Suburban Woman's Club Honors Three Members

 The monthly meeting of the Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield was held on May 5, 2016.  Diana Cotone and Lucy Hudson were thanked for hosting this month's meeting.  President Diana Cotone ...

Summer Concert Photo Contest

Summer Concert Photo Contest

2015 Berkeley Heights Summer Concert Photo Contest: Aug. 12 Contestants

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The fifth annual Berkeley Heights Summer Concert Series Photo Contest is here!  TAP into Berkeley Heights, in partnership with the Suburban Chamber of Commerce and local businesses,

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

Does Your Agent Host and Work or Simply Sit Your Public Open House?

Years ago we all talked about "sitting an open house" and that is literally what we did.  We sat at a table, greeted people, had them sign in (maybe) and left them to themselves.  We arrived at just ...

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 People

TAP into Livingston People

Do You Know Beth? Attention Parents of Millennials!

If you have a millennial living under your roof or are one yourself, you absolutely NEED to know Beth! This is a cool mom and business woman with a really great idea – and, it’s not surprising that she lives ...

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 Township Recreation Announces Fall Tennis Lessons

Registration is open to Warren, Watchung, and Green Brook residents. We offer an 8 week (55 min) session for ages 4-adult for $145. Classes begin September 8th with a registration deadline of August, 28th.

TAPinto The Warren Township Library

TAPinto The Warren Township Library

Keep Calm & Read On

The Holiday Season brings a lot of fun and excitement, but it can also be a very stressful time of year.  One way to reduce holiday stress is to curl up with a good book. According to research at the University of ...

Talking about Grief

Talking about Grief

Imagine Sympathy Cards Made by Children for Children

After searching in card stores and online for sympathy cards designed for children and teens and not finding any, Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss decided to make its own. (Find them here.) It invited ...

Tax Tips from Mannuzza & Lamela

Tax Tips from Mannuzza & Lamela

Time Limits on IRS Collections

When you owe money to the IRS, are you on the hook forever? Fortunately, the answer is usually "no." As a general rule, there is a ten year statute of limitations on IRS collections. This means that the IRS ...

That Embroidery Guy

That Embroidery Guy

Local Business Profile: What’s The Name of That Embroidery Guy?

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Marco Thompson (www.thatembroideryguy.com) founded the West Orange business That Embriodery Guy in 2014. Thompson said he loves working with people to create things that are important and ...

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 Falcon's Nest

The Falcon's Nest

Catholic Schools Week: A Time to Celebrate, A Time to Reflect

For the ancient Romans, Janus, the god of portals and doorways, was a two-faced god who looked both towards the future and back to reflect. In our time, the month of January still functions in the same manner. We look ...

The Floor Plan

The Floor Plan

Come On In!

April showers may bring May flowers, but unpredictable spring weather also brings a fair amount of the outdoors into your indoors.   Mother Nature’s quirky moods create mud and other messiness in a ...

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 Horse Race Blog

Christie Urges GOP to Keep 2017 Powder Dry; Dems are already Firing at Will

RANDOLPH NJ - The presidential horse race isn't the only horse race on the minds of New Jerseyans these days.  While the nomination of Donald Trump and the race between Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders ...

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 Mommy's Review

The Mommy's Review

The Mommy's Review - I Want My Epidural Back

Plain and simple: if you are a mom - you will love Karen Alpert's new book, I Want My Epidural Back: Adventures in Mediocre Parenting. If you are a spouse or partner to a mom, and you didn't buy a ...

The Next Level

The Next Level

Designing the Future: Mackenzie Dunn

GLADSTONE NJ - Mackenzie Dunn (Gill St. Bernards Class of '12) already had a passion for art when she started ninth grade at Gill St. Bernard’s, but she credits her teachers there with helping to ...

The Power of Spirit

The Power of Spirit

I am liberated!

African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are - to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence. --Wangari Maathai, Nobel Prize ...

The REAL estate DEAL

The REAL estate DEAL

Randolph Monthly Market Sales Price Update

The month of April showed a rise in house sales over March of 2%. The average days of Randolph homes on the market that sold last month were 55 days. The average sale price to list price, SP/LP, for these homes was 98%.

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 Leonard Lance (R-7) hosted Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz (R-21) for a discussion regarding issues relevant to the Seventh Congressional District.  

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 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...................

Why are Mathematics and Football Strategy Similar to Oil and Water?

Whether it is flag football or the NFL, people whose mathematical specialties reside in the areas of risk/reward analyses, game theory, and other related disciplines continue to be aghast that American football has ...

Tips from MoleSafe

Tips from MoleSafe

The Deadly New Trend of Sunburn Art Poses Serious Risk

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As summer continues to heat up, people are flocking to the state’s pristine beaches. But young people are taking part in a dangerous, new trend. Referred to as “sunburn art” ...

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 ...

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Trevor's Timely Tree Tips

Trevor's Timely Tree Tips

Emerald Ash Borers No Longer Just a Threat

Emerald Ash Borers are no longer a just a threat, they are here. It has been confirmed that the emerald ash borer (EAB) has hit New Jersey with ferocity. Bergen, Mercer, Union, Hunterdon and Somerset counties have ...

Tune Into Tola

Tune Into Tola

Dear Game of Thrones, I've Never Been More Heartbroken and Confused all at the Same Time

Between Meera Reed, Lord Varys and Hodor, the secondary characters in “Game of Thrones” proved they have more to say than we could have imagined based on Sunday’s mid-season installment of Season ...

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 ...

Under the Gold Dome Trenton Report

Under the Gold Dome Trenton Report

Hillsborough Warehouse Fire Prompts Ciattarelli Call for Review of Sovereign Immunity

TRENTON, NJ  – The February warehouse fire in Hillsborough at Veterans Industrial Park has promoted Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli to ask federal lawmakers to revisit “sovereign immunity” so that ...

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 ...

Veterans Oral History Project

Veterans Oral History Project

Happy Veterans Day, Mom

What began as an attempt to boost her GPA soon turned into a 22-year career for my mom, Ramona Lee Discavage. On the first day of her freshman year at St. Bonaventure University in 1989, members of the Army ROTC ...

Views of Holy Trinity

Views of Holy Trinity

An Investment Worth Making – Catholic Education

Are you looking to make a wise investment? Who isn’t? We all want to make wise investments. Investing in your children is one of the most important things you can do. Many families at this time ...

WORD

WORD

To College, With Love

This is the third in a series of pieces from Millburn High School's award-winning literary magazine, WORD, that will be published on TAP Into.net once a week. The author, Louis Danowsky, graduated Millburn High ...

Walter's Return on Life

Walter's Return on Life

Do You Understand Your Emotions About Money

"If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money."- Warren Buffet   If you've ever felt a rush of excitement at making a big purchase or experienced ...

Warren Township Food For Thought

Warren Township Food For Thought

Vineyard Visits in the Garden State

For wine lovers on a travel budget, a trip to Napa is often out of the question. Between flights, hotels, and other expenses, the cost of a California jaunt can be prohibitive. Jersey folks, don’t despair! ...

Wells Fargo - Financial Topics

Wells Fargo - Financial Topics

Claiming Social Security: What’s right for you?

Social Security is an important cornerstone of many retirement income plans. Yet, most Americans aren’t aware of the variety of benefit options and claiming strategies to consider – beyond deciding ...

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

Meet the Supervisor: Ryan DelGuercio, Supervisor of Engineering and Technology at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Supervisor of Engineering and Technology at West Orange High School Ryan DelGuerco said he is excited about the accolades and innovative curriculum drawing attention among students and the STEM ...

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

Finding the Right Day Camp for Your Child: Tips for Parents

The Westfield Area Y understands your top priority is your children. Choosing a summertime program is something that needs to be considered carefully as camp provides a wonderful opportunity for children to develop new ...

What Was I Thinking?

What Was I Thinking?

Take a Look over Your Shoulder…What Do You See?

In the latest issue of AARP The Magazine, Dr. Phil is featured in the Upfront section.  At 65, he spoke about something a friend had passed on to him: “Think about those 65 years as a big yardstick laid ...

What’s Happening at the Y

What’s Happening at the Y

K-Wraparound; Before and After-School Care at Kirby Center

MADISON, NJ- The start of the school year is around the corner. Would your half-day kindergartner benefit from a stimulating enrichment program? Does your school-age child need a safe, nurturing place to go before ...

Where Are They Now?!

Where Are They Now?!

Livingston Alum Creates a Fund for His Daughter's Olympic Dreams

TUCSON, Ariz. - Kirk Perrini, a 1984 Livingston High School graduate now living in Tucson, Ariz., is looking to his Livingston friends and family to help support his daughter in her longtime dream to represent the ...

Why Scouts?

Why Scouts?

The Road to Eagle Starts Here

ROXBURY, NJ – What do you want for your son? Most parents would say they want their boy to grow to be a good person and to be happy. But how do you get him there? There are so many detours and detractors in our ...

Why The Y

Why The Y

Togetherness: Making a Difference Large and Small

When Gwen Riddick comes to her job each day at the Madison Area YMCA, among the many items in her purse is a small compact from Korea tucked away in a side pocket that reminds her of the good work that the Y does in the ...

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

Real Estate: Single Women Increasingly Buying Homes

Single female buyers only made up 16 percent of home buyers while the share of single male buyers is 8 percent less, according to the National Association of Realtors' 2014 Profile of Homebuyers and ...

Y Works

Y Works

For Fifth Straight Year, Metro YMCA Recognized as One of the Best U.S. Charities

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The nation’s largest charity evaluator has awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating for the fifth year straight in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal ...

YOLO Kids

YOLO Kids

A Livingston Student's Take on Girls on the Run

It's very important to maintain a good, healthy weight. You can run around your neighborhood or walk a dog, dribble a soccer ball or shoot some hoops. Whatever it is, you should always do some sort of exercise. You ...

Yorktown News Letters to the Editor

Yorktown News Letters to the Editor

Thank You from the Chamber President

To the editor, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, to all who participated in making the seventh annual Chamber of Commerce Festival and Street Fair such a resounding success once again! It means so much to the ...

Your Family Matters

Your Family Matters

TIP: Leaders Give Credit to Others

Do you want your kids to be able to make friends, influence people and be seen as a leader?  One of the qualities of a respected friend, influencer and leader is the ability to give others credit when it is due. Is ...

“Mark O’s Mortgage Insights”

“Mark O’s Mortgage Insights”

Advantages of Home Ownership vs. Renting

RANDOLPH, NJ-  For adults at all stages of life, young, middle aged, or senior, there may come a time when they are faced with the question of whether it is more beneficial to rent or buy a home.

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