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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 ...

"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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Special Announcement: Admit U Will Offer Consulting at College Application Camp, August 2015

Melanie and the Admit U Consulting team are thrilled to be partnering this summer with College Application Camp, a five-day intensive on the campus of Montclair State University. For two weeks in August, we’ll ...

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 ...

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 ...

Arts & Entertainment Guest Column

Arts & Entertainment Guest Column

Free! Dueling Piano Show at Oh' Brian's on the Green

This Memorial Day Weekend, Oh' Brian's on the Green will be offering a FREE Dueling Piano Show!  Normally, admission is $20.00 per person and usually requires a reservation weeks in advance but this ...

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 ...

Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin

Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin

PINKIN APPOINTED TO ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES COMMITTEE

EDISON – Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin was today appointed to the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee by Speaker Vincent Prieto.  “Today our residents face the challenge of access ...

At Your Library

At Your Library

Learn How to Communicate with Alzheimer Patients

This June, the Alzheimer’s Association will be at the library to discuss effective communication strategies for family and friends of people suffering with Alzheimer’s. As the symptoms of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Beth's Book Review

Beth's Book Review

The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed

EDISON, NJ - I have been a true crime “junkie” since Truman Capote published the first “non-fiction novel,” the incomparable In Cold Blood in 1965. For seven years Capote immersed himself in ...

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

“E” is for Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs are drivers to discovering tomorrow’s innovation. They are pivotal in keeping both our society and economy thriving. Inspiration can come from a variety of places - whether it’s through ...

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, ...

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

No Incumbents Running in Raritan Elections

RARITAN, NJ - No incumbents are running for re-election in Raritan this year, as two council seats and the mayor's chair are up for grabs in November’s elections. Current councilman James Foohey is ...

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

Getting Audited By the IRS? Don't Panic

Basking Ridge, NJ- Few things strike fear into a taxpayer's heart like a letter from the IRS. Fortunately, the odds of you ever being audited by the IRS are lower than ever. Recent budget cuts have reduced the ...

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 ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell School District In the News

Caldwell-West Caldwell School District In the News

Grover Cleveland Middle School Awarded Active Learning Classroom by Steelcase Education

CALDWELL, NJ - Steelcase Education has awarded a grant valued at more than $50,000 to Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell for the installation of an active learning classroom through the Active Learning Center ...

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

Chamber Spolight - Meet Elyse Shermer of the Chadler Group

LIVINGSTON, NJ - TAP into Livingston recently had the pleasure of meeting with Elyse Shermer, one of the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce's active members. Elyse currently works for the Chadler Group as a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cooking With Craig

Cooking With Craig

Grilled Corn With Honey Lime Butter, Cilantro, Chili and Queso Fresco

This simple dish is a great side dish during a meal or eaten as an appetizer the same way you would at a street fair.  Loaded with flavor, this sweet and savory dish, should please children and adults ...

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 ...

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 Picture of Emotion

I hate emoji.   For those of you who receive unadulterated text messages free from cartoon additives, let me explain.  Emoji are those happy little picture images that are often used to punctuate ...

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

La Creole Beach Hotel in Gosier, Guadeloupe

Vacation Alert in Guadeloupe! $474 per week for a one bedroom suite! (Sleeps 4) Expedia is charging $1,886.31 for the exact same week. Located in the midst of the islands spotting the Lesser ...

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

Assemblywoman Supports Increased Information About Palliative Care

EDISON, NJ - Palliative care is a vital and expanding area of health care delivery.  It is comprehensive care that focuses on physical, emotional and social needs of patients suffering from chronic ...

East Brunswick Public Library Town Center

East Brunswick Public Library Town Center

New Books, More Languages for Inclusive EBPL

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public Library has expanded its world language collections to reflect our growing community. “We have expanded our collections to better reflect East Brunswick,” ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Spring Cleaning: Four Must-Do Projects

Spring is the perfect opportunity to take strolls in the park and enjoy outdoor activities. But it's also a great opportunity to clean up the damage caused by the winter season, and prepare your home for the ...

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 ...

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

Food & Wine Guest Column

Eating Fresh Made Easy

Sign-up time is here! The team at Just Farmed is busy prepping for our 2015 farm box season, which starts the week of May 4 and ends in December. Our mission is to deliver fresh, local fruits and vegetables to ...

Footprint ID

Footprint ID

Knowledge Is Power

I never question why I started FootprintID and I never question my passion and belief in the peace of mind and protection it provides. Knowledge is power and that translates into tremendous benefits in the health ...

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

7 Ways to Get More from TAP into South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Are you taking advantage of all that TAP into South Plainfield has to offer? Here are seven ways to get more, all for free! 1. Sign up for our free daily newspaper to get the most ...

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 ...

Game On: College Admissions Playbook

Game On: College Admissions Playbook

College Benefits Research Group Quoted In Forbes

ROSELAND, NJ - Choosing the right college is an exciting moment for parents and students. But what's not exciting are the bills that come with their dream school. This is where the stress starts to come in. ...

Golda Och Academy Corner

Golda Och Academy Corner

Golda Och Academy’s Breast Cancer Awareness Club Organizes Fundraiser for Hair Donation

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Although Golda Och Academy’s Breast Cancer Awareness Club was formed less than two months ago, the group has been working tirelessly to educate and raise funds for the cause. Following on ...

Guest Column

Guest Column

Mountain Park Elementary School Second Graders Become Geologists For the Day

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Mountain Park second graders transformed into geologists! How? Linda Dressler of High Touch High Tech visited the school on Wednesday and led the students through the ...

Health & Wellness Guest Column

Health & Wellness Guest Column

Copy of Worst Allergy Season Ever!

Basking Ridge, NJ- Spring might have gotten off to a slow start this year, but that hasn't dampened the effects of pollen. In fact, Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director at Allergy and Asthma ...

Health News You Can Use

Health News You Can Use

Most of Us Are Still Not Using Sunscreen

Most of us are still not using sunscreen A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that only  ...

Health Tips from Doctors Express

Health Tips from Doctors Express

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 ...

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 ...

HeartBeats

HeartBeats

How to Live to 100

“Tell me doctor, how do I live to be 100 years old?” This question was posed to me in a kitchen in a small village in the mountains of southern Greece. The year was 1988 and I was visiting Greece for ...

Hey Ann?

Hey Ann?

Hey Ann: My Sugar Cravings are out of Control

Q: Can I really be hooked on sugar? A: Some indications that you may be using sugary foods in ways that aren’t healthy include craving it, losing control around it and eating more of it than you planned. ...

Home for Good:  Dog of the Week

Home for Good: Dog of the Week

Dog of the Week - Help Sam Find His "Forever" Home

Sam is a 1-1/2 year old Basset Hound - Shepherd mix looking for his forever home. He had a very rough start in life. He came from Southern Georgia where he was found as a stray, malnourished and just skin and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

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 High School Senior Jorge Ledesma Named Presidential Scholar

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the selection of Jorge Ledesma, a senior at Westfield High School, as a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Ledesma is one of 141 outstanding American high school ...

In the Schools Guest Column

In the Schools Guest Column

Ridge Debaters excel at National Championship

Basking Ridge, NJ -- The Ridge Forensics Team, the Ridge High School’s interscholastic speech and debate team, was named one of the top five overall teams at the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National ...

In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight

Memorial Day Connection: Doctor and Patient Share A Special Connection

On May 5th, 100 year-old WWII Veteran Curtis Glenn visited Morris Heart Associates for his routine pacemaker check. During the visit with his cardiologist, Barry Lowell MD the two discovered a link that tethered ...

Ince Landscape Construction & Management

Ince Landscape Construction & Management

Is Your Hardscape Ready for Summer?

The snow is gone, the sun has been shining and giving us warmer days, but have you noticed your patio and hardscape looking a bit worse than you remember in the fall? If you are feeling that your hardscape needs ...

Insight from Sparta High School Students

Insight from Sparta High School Students

Chocolate Almond Raspberry Tart

Skip the routine ice cream and make this chocolate raspberry tart your new go-to summer dessert. The combination of almonds, fresh raspberries and dark chocolate perfectly complement each other in a tart that is easy ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

The JCC of Central New Jersey Welcomes Conductor Thomas Elefant for a Music Appreciation Series

During the month of June, the JCC of Central New Jersey is hosting conductor Thomas Elefant who will teach a Music Appreciation series.  Elefant is the Founder and Conductor of The Handel Festival Orchestra ...

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.

Timing is Everything

As a personal injury and malpractice lawyer, I have found that timing is everything.  When it comes to personal injury in particular, there are very specific time limitations in terms of when a suit needs to be ...

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

Why I Became a Financial Planner

Why does someone become a financial planner? Why did I?  Decades ago I thought I was headed toward a career in academia but l made a conscious decision to build a career in investment management and financial ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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’s Special Education Departments to See Changes in Leadership

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Burnet Hill Principal Lisa Steiger has been recommended to become the next Assistant Superintendent for Student Services at Livingston Public Schools.   Steiger brings with her experiences as ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mayor's Round Table

Mayor's Round Table

Mayor's Round Table: Municipal Redevelopment

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

Time to Eat at Fiamma Quimby Street, Westfield

The first Fiamma Restaurant opened about five months ago on the corner of Main and Essex Street in Millburn. Owned by brothers Tony Fetajak, Charlie, and Sam Magjuni, and their friend Sam Bek, Fiamma was greeted ...

Morristown Library Offerings

Morristown Library Offerings

From Using a Mouse to 3D Printing: Summer Computer Classes at the Morristown & Morris Township Library

              MORRISTOWN, NJ— Are you new to computers and always wanted to know how to use one or get on the information superhighway?  Are you curious about ...

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 ...

New Jersey: What Exit?

New Jersey: What Exit?

Assemblyman Carroll to be Employed this Summer as Civil War Re-enactor at Disney

In July, Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll will return to Orlando, where he works part time when the State Assembly is not in session over the summer. During the off-season, he is employed at 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 ...

News from Assemblyman Diegnan

News from Assemblyman Diegnan

Teacher Appreciation Week

As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we should all take time to acknowledge the great contributions educators make in classrooms and communities.  Our state is fortunate to be recognized as having the best ...

Newton Town Manager's Blog

Newton Town Manager's Blog

Newton Town Manager's Blog

Happy Rangers Day!  The Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 25th at 11:30 a.m. A ceremony will follow at Memory Park.  Our next Town Council meeting is Wednesday, May 27th at 7 p.m.  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 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 ...

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

White Tiger Dojo Offers Summer Camp Combo

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - White Tiger Dojo (WTD) at 99 Industrial Road in Berkeley Heights has partnered with Kayla's Creative Art Studio and Zak the Magician to offer a fun summer camp experience. WTD ...

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

Staying Inside to Avoid Allergies? Not as safe as you thought…but it can be

The dangers of air pollution are commonly known, but did you realize these risks may also exist inside your house? The air you breathe within the perceived comfort and safety of your home could be teeming ...

Point View WealthPoints

Point View WealthPoints

Soaring Dollar and Your Portfolio: What You Need to Know

Over the last year the Dollar has appreciated nearly 22% versus the world’s currencies.  With forecasts for continuing Dollar strength, what’s the next move for investors? Bottom Line US ...

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

Historic House Tour in Millburn/Short Hills

Local real estate brokers have joined to promote a public open house tour of nine luxury historic homes in Millburn and Short Hills on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Towne Realty Group, Coldwell Banker, ...

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 ...

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

Yogi Berra Museum Selects Best Teammates from Montclair's High Schools

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center along with athletic directors and coaches from Super Essex Conference (SEC) recently awarded a student athlete from 37 public and private high schools ...

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, ...

Senator Peter J. Barnes, III

Senator Peter J. Barnes, III

BARNES-VITALE BILL TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES RELOCATED FROM CLOSING DEVELOPMENTAL CENTERS ADVANCES

Legislation Would Require Individuals to be Placed within a 30-Mile Radius of Development Center  TRENTON – In response to the deaths of two North Jersey men who choked to death after being ...

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 ...

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 ...

South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club

South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club

Movie Night at SPJBC

Please join the South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club for our SPJBC FAMILY NIGHT and a fun filled Family Dinner and a Movie. When: Saturday, May 16th  Where: South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club Field ...

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

Knights Of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Contest Winners Announced

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday night, May 19, 2015, prior to the bi-monthly meeting of the Knights of Columbus, South Plainfield Council, #6203, the first place winners of the Substance Abuse Awareness Contest ...

South Plainfield Library

South Plainfield Library

Bookmarks

“The truth has a way of changing people's plans.” ― Veronica Roth, Insurgent The truth of any construction project is that there are always changes in the plans.  We don’t always know ...

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 ...

Spotlight on Business

Spotlight on Business

Meet the Lacerda Team - “Trusted for Experience, Respected for Results”

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A lifelong resident of South Plainfield, Andrea Lacerda began her career in real estate 20 years ago, affiliating with Century 21 Moretti Realty. Andrea developed the team concept early on ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Summit Real Estate Wrap

Summit Real Estate Wrap

Attorney Review in NJ - 10 Musts to Know

1. In New Jersey, a buyer and seller have the right to cancel a real estate contract within three business days of its execution. 2. Cancelation has to be done by an attorney, and the word "cancel" ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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

Kicking Off the Second Season of WBSI Buddy Ball in Warren

WARREN, NJ - Warren Baseball Softball Inc. (WBSI) is proud to announce the second season of Buddy Ball. Buddy Ball is a co-ed baseball program that provides children with physical or mental disabilities an ...

TAPinto The Warren Township Library

TAPinto The Warren Township Library

On the Road with Programs at the Warren TownshipLibrary

WARREN, NJ - Whether you are planning a day trip to NYC, a stroll down bucolic Peapack to admire one of the crown jewel estates of the Somerset Hills, or preparing to book the vacation of a lifetime, SCLSNJ's ...

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 ...

Talking about Grief

Talking about Grief

Talking about Death and Dying at Local Conversation Cafe - Sponsored by Summit Medical Group, My Gift of Grace and Atlantic Health System

Ever considered a dinner conversation about end of life but haven't been able to have it? Ever consider that this conversation could actually be fun and interesting? Then consider joining Imagine, A Center for ...

The Academic Coach

The Academic Coach

Strong Finish

All long distance runners know that a marathon doesn’t really start until the 20 mile mark. That’s the point at which the race gets really tough and many competitors “hit a wall.” For many ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Power of Spirit

The Power of Spirit

I am Open to Plenty

Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. — Jack Canfield: Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul.  So ...

The REAL estate DEAL

The REAL estate DEAL

Please Fix These 10 Things That Are Dragging Down Your Homes Value

There are a lot of things you can’t control in the home-selling process. You can’t force people to come see your home or make an offer on it. But you can make sure to take care of some easy repairs ...

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 ...

The Seventh District Congressional Report

The Seventh District Congressional Report

The Seventh District Congressional Report

Congressman Lance is joined by Congressman Donald Payne Jr. 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 ...

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 ...

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

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

CRAPS, THE GREATEST CASINO TABLE GAME

If you want a game with a multi-faceted social dynamic where almost every player is playing a game within a game, a complex but not impossible mathematical model, lots of slang, lots of action, along with and a fair ...

Tiger Lily:  Mom on Educating Our Kids

Tiger Lily: Mom on Educating Our Kids

Teaching our Children Appreciation

There were many times in my youth when my mother would want to show me her 12-inch caesarian scar as evidence of her effort to bring me into this world.  I remember thinking, “Here we go ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

ViaNutrition

ViaNutrition

Mindful Eating Tips to Help with Health and Weight Loss

Everyone just wants to feel better, move better, look better and be happy.  Not always in that order but they all rank up there. How we get there is different for everyone. Coming off of a stint with recent ...

Warren Township Food For Thought

Warren Township Food For Thought

5 Summer Recipes for Healthy Skin from Elements Massage of Warren

WARREN, NJ - Summer is fast approaching, and I am sure you have outdoor fun planned. Protecting your skin is more important than ever. Sunscreen adds protection from the outside in, but what about the inside ...

Weekly Review from Walter Pardo of Wealth Financial Partners.

Weekly Review from Walter Pardo of Wealth Financial Partners.

Fed Upbeat About Economic Recovery

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Basking Ridge, NJ- Despite flirting ...

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 Regional Schools Students Participate in Essex County Math League Competition

CALDWELL, NJ - Two West Essex Middle School students and 16 West Essex High School students represented West Essex in the 2015 Essex County Math League Competition at Caldwell University on May 27. The ...

West Orange Public Schools

West Orange Public Schools

Washington School Students Form Human Chain to Deliver Food to Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry

​WEST ORANGE, NJ – Washington Elementary School’s Seventh Annual ‘Souper Bowl’ Food Drive was a lesson in compassion as the entire study body formed a human chain to deliver their food to the ...

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 ...

Westfield Area Y

Westfield Area Y

New Local Mental Health Coaltion Launched

Stress, anxiety and depression are conditions that occur to all of us at various times.  Yet, there is a stigma attached to discussing mental health.  In recognition of Mental Health Month, the Westfield ...

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 ...

Words from LaMastra

Words from LaMastra

Three Tips to Help Winterize Your Home

The forecasted polar vortex is expected to hit the Northeast hard this week with unusually frigid temperatures. This serves as a harsh reminder that the cold, winter months are quickly approaching. Whether you ...

Y Works

Y Works

West Essex YMCA and Bike Livingston Committee to Hold Third Annual Bike Livingston Event

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The West Essex YMCA and the Bike Livingston Committee are holding the third annual “Bike Livingston” event on Sunday, June 7, a family-oriented bike tour through some of the town’s ...

Your Family Matters

Your Family Matters

Losing is for Winners

We've heard all the stories: Thomas Edison designed the light bulb 1,000 times until it finally worked.  He learned 999 ways NOT to make a light bulb. Michael Jordan missed more than 9,000 shots, ...

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