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"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

Notable Trends for The Housing Market in 2016

Now that we’re entering our eighth-year post market crash, we’ve made some great progress and have seen an impressive comeback in the housing industry, but what will 2016 bring? I have done quite a bit of ...

A Reason To Smile

A Reason To Smile

Oral Health and Systemic Health Link

For years, dentists have known that oral health and overall systemic health are linked.  Now, more and more research recognizes the significant link between diabetes and periodontal (gum) ...

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

Only as Deep as I Look Can I See

Sometimes, life never ceases to amaze me….in a very good way even in the midst of processing disturbing images of the recent Paris terrorist attack. There are those who wish to destroy and harm perhaps even right ...

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 ...

Aspire to Financial Heights

Aspire to Financial Heights

Tips for Paying Off Your Student Loan

According to the Institute for College Access and Success, the average debt per student is close to $30,000. That’s a big loan to have, and many of these students don’t have a high-paying career lined ...

Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin

Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin

Pinkin Bill to Help College Students Map a Path toward an Affordable Graduation Released by Assembly Committee

 TRENTON, NJ – Legislation Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin sponsored to help make college more affordable by requiring undergraduate students enrolled in four-year public institutions of higher education to file a ...

At Your Library

At Your Library

Polanin Returns as Chatham Library Board Treasurer

CHATHAM, NJ - With her reappointment on Tuesday night Bridget Polanin, will remain treasurer of the Library of The Chathams Board of Trustees. The Library Board of Trustees is the governing body of the ...

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

What Iowa Voters Really Said

The prevailing mantra on the Republican side of anybody not named Trump or Cruz is that Trump or Cruz cannot win, so vote for me. My only problem is if they can’t beat Trump or Cruz, how can the beat ...

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

Truly Healthy Shopping and Cooking – For Those Who Don’t Care to Do Either!

For some of you, I’m sure this is true: when you read blogs and cookbooks written by culinary health gurus about how to prepare healthy, it can be a bit intimidating and overwhelming. And perhaps it’s also ...

Beth's Book Review

Beth's Book Review

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press, 2015)   “If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we ...

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

Marketing Tips For The New Year

The New Year is an excellent time to reassess your marketing investment.  Here are some quick measurable tips for 2016 to help you make the most out of your marketing dollars. Build and use your social ...

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

The King of the Gypsies

“King? Well, some folks called us King, but that doesn’t make it so, not by a long shot. King or Chief, its all the same. I’m not either. Never was king of anything but my own family and not so ...

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

Realtor by Day Heads to Off-Broadway

Barry Malawer is very good at selling houses. He has a couple of new sales performance awards, as an associate broker with Coldwell Banker Katonah, to prove it. Real estate is the day job he’s had for 14 years.

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 Publishes QuickBooks Article Series on LinkedIn

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Tim Shore, CPA/CMGA, co-managing member of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, in Livingston, recently began publishing a series of articles geared toward business owners ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell School District In the News

Caldwell-West Caldwell School District In the News

Grover Cleveland Middle School Announces June Students of the Month

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

Chamber Conversations

Chamber Conversations

Strength of Loyalty Program is in the Community

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

Chamber Spotlight

Chamber Spotlight

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 ...

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

GWACC Winter Speaker Series Begins Feb. 15

Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce presents a Winter Seminar Speaker Series at The Crossroads, 78 North Avenue, Garwood, NJ 07027 from 5 - 7:30 p.m., February 15, 2016. Featuring Jim Charette, “The ...

Consolidation Study Commission Minutes and Updates

Consolidation Study Commission Minutes and Updates

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

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

Cornerstone: Where Care Meets Commitment

Cornerstone: Where Care Meets Commitment

Safety Tips to Keep Your Back Healthy While Shoveling Snow

Old man winter has finally arrived and left us with our first snowfall of the year.  Shoveling wet heavy snow and those extremely heavy ice boulders that land curbside after the snow plow drives down the street ...

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,

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

February 8, 2016 - Superintendent Update

Superintendent’s Report Meeting of February 8, 2016 STUDENT UPDATES: Members of the CHS Science League were successful in their January 14 competition. Michael Leong, advisor, reported  that in ...

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

Easy Come, Easy Go

It may come as a bit of a shock, but I did not win the Powerball lottery last week.  Nor did anyone in my family.  Nor did you.  Just like that our dreams vanished and we were out $1.6 ...

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

Daughters of Israel Staff Supports Winter Coat Drive

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Dr. Joshua Schor, medical director at Daughters of Israel, and Eve Goldberg, director of the Women’s League at Daughters of Israel, were instrumental in helping to insure that those in need this ...

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

Things that go bump in the night

When asked to define horror, Stephen King once said, “It’s when the lights go out and you feel something behind you, you hear it, you feel its breath against your ear, but when you turn around, there’s ...

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

A President’s Day Quiz

There is no formal Dear Dr. Linda this week. Instead, this came from a conversation I had with Tim Hannan, who works at the UPS Store in Mahopac. When I was last in the store, he told me how much he and his son like the ...

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

When Should I Consult With An Attorney About Harassment or Discrimination In My Workplace?

The answer is and will always be the same – NOW is the time to consult with an experienced employment law attorney about harassment and/or discrimination in your workplace. Here are the main reasons: Under ...

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.

5 Simple Things You Can do to Warm Up Your Home

Close the doors to unused rooms. Heat is generated by more than just your furnace. If you light a fire, cook dinner, or just have several people in the house, keep that heat where you will use it. Contain ...

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

The Key to Happiness in New Jersey: Succasunna

ROXBURY, NJ – How you feeling right now? If you’re in Succasunna and you’re a little down (it being frigid and January and all) you need to get with the program. You might not realize it, but ...

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 ...

Hair Matters

Hair Matters

Trends, Techniques & Terms

With all trends in hair color out on social media worn by celebrities and more, we would like to help you with some of the hair “terms” offered in salons to help you choose and understand the service that ...

Health News You Can Use

Health News You Can Use

Lack of Sleep Associated with Type 2 Diabetes in Women

When researchers at Harvard’s School of Public Health looked at the sleep habits of more than 130,000 U.S. women, they found that those with the most sleep problems (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep,

Health Tips from Doctors Express

Health Tips from Doctors Express

Holiday Party Survival Guide

This year, about 50 percent of people in the United States will attend at least one holiday party. For about half of us, our employer will host a party for us. About 20 percent of us will even host our own. With those ...

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

A look at TRIALs in FIBRILLATION

Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance with about 5.6 million diagnosed cases in the United States. Afib is a major health problem and a growing epidemic with increased death, stroke and ...

Heights Highlights

Heights Highlights

Vito Mondelli's Marine Flag Passed Down to Newest Generation

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Recently Ted Romankow gave Anthony England, son of Vito Mondelli's niece Rose England Vito's Marine flag on behalf of Vito's estate at the "Fallen ...

Here and Now

Here and Now

Baby Boxes and Democratic Socialism

For over 75 years, Finland’s expectant moms have been given a gift by their federal government—a cardboard box. It’s a starter kit of clothes, sheets, toys and baby essentials. The practice was ...

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 ...

How to Stay Young

How to Stay Young

Children and Athletics

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

Human Resources Tip of the Month

Human Resources Tip of the Month

Saying Thank You

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

In Search Of Flavor

In Search Of Flavor

What The Fork Are You Eating!

I recently went to a food lecture on practical and healthy eating. When I learned of the event, my first reaction was that this was going to be a completely one-sided “discussion” given by judgmental tree ...

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 High School Students Perform in Regional Chorus Concert

Eleven Westfield High School choral students were selected to participate in the Central Jersey Music Education Association’s 2016 Chorus Concert at Monroe High School in Monroe, NJ, on ...

In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight

OMP Celebrate St. Valentine's Day in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - There are expensive, sentimental holidays like Christmas and Mother's Day.  There are silly and fun holidays like Halloween and St. Patrick's Day.  Then there are the high-pressure ...

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 ...

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

No Coffee Allowed!? - What to drink instead.

Today we are starting the 21 day detox with all of our GFP Members. Part of the reason we like a 21 day detox so much is because it pulls people out of bad habits fast and gives the body a rest from things that place ...

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,

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.

Auto Insurance in New Jersey – What are the Lawsuit Options?

In my last two columns I explained the beginning basics describing an auto insurance policy in New Jersey. This column will explain the policy option that gives you the choice to limit or open your options if you are ...

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 ...

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

On Financial Markets, It’s Déjà vu All Over Again

On financial markets “It’s Déjà vu All Over Again” – to quote the late, great Yogi Berra. While he probably was talking about baseball, it applies to stock markets this past month - ...

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

Think Beyond Commission ... Myths and Reality of For Sale By Owner

Myth #1:  You Will Sell Your Home Faster Than Anyone Else Reality: Nearly 90 percent of home buyers use an agent to find a  property. The majority of calls a FSBO receives is from experienced ...

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

Focus On: Obesity and Workplace Discrimination

The Appellate Division gave the go ahead this month to a woman who had claimed that her weight was the reason for her termination.  The Court’s decision to keep her case alive was perhaps just the impetus she ...

Library News

Library News

Prizes Awarded in the Read and Win Contest at New Providence Memorial Library

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Two lucky winners had their names drawn from a hat in the Read & Win contest during the months of December and January at New Providence Memorial Library. Corazon Terzo won a $25 VISA ...

Life on Purpose

Life on Purpose

Raise Your Vibrations, Raise Your Life

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

Lindabury Legal Corner
Livingston Athlete of the Week

Livingston Athlete of the Week

TAP into Livingston Athlete of the Week: Omari Beaubien

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

Livingston Community Corner

Livingston Community Corner

Livingston Fifth Grade and Preschool Students Celebrate Moving Up

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

Livingston Education Foundation (LEF)

Livingston Education Foundation (LEF)

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

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

Livingston Police Dispatch

Livingston Police Dispatch

Police Expo/Annual Community Safety Day at Livingston Mall

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

Livingston Township Corner

Livingston Township Corner

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

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

Livingston's Athlete of the Week

Livingston's Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Mark Silvestri

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

Liz on Theatre

Liz on Theatre

‘Nureyev’s Eyes’ Mesmerizes with Fusion of Ballet and Painting at George Street

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The companionship/conflict between artist Jamie Wyeth and Rudolf Nureyev makes for a striking two-character play by David Rush. Directed by Michael Maestro, the tension builds as Nureyev ...

Lost & Found Pets

Lost & Found Pets

Dog Found in Westfield

UPDATE: Reunited with owner! ORIGINAL POST: Dog found in Westfield at corner of Shadowlawn Drive and South Scotch Plains Ave. No tags, but wearing collar. Call the Westfield Police Department at 908-789-4000.

Lost In Suburbia

Lost In Suburbia

Open Your Mouth and Say ‘Ugh’

I love garlic. I love roasted garlic, sautéed with olive oil, and mixed into just about everything except chocolate. I don’t think this is a bad thing. In addition to tasting wonderful, garlic is ...

Lost in Suburbia®

Lost in Suburbia®

Open Your Mouth and Say “Ugh”

I love garlic. I love roasted garlic, sautéed with olive oil, and mixed into just about everything except chocolate. I don’t think this is a bad thing. In addition to tasting wonderful, garlic is ...

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 ...

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: 2015 Review

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As 2015 draws to a close, The Mayor's Round Table wraps up the year and takes a look at year's accomplishments. Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald ...

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

Lorenzo's Family Restaurant in Garwood

The Lorenzo Brothers are “Twins” that arrived in the United State in April, 1980, and may be fouond at their comfortable, family restaurant in Garwood. As families have discovered, they serve ...

Money Talk with Dawn O'Malley

Money Talk with Dawn O'Malley

Prepare Far Ahead for Long-Term Care Costs

November was Long-Term Care Awareness Month – a month dedicated to educating the public about the need to prepare for the potentially devastating costs of long-term care. And the more you know about these ...

Morristown Library Offerings

Morristown Library Offerings

Morristown Library: Scrabble Club

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Library has started a Scrabble Club which will meet on the second Wednesday of every month, from 2 – 4 PM. (beginning Wednesday January 13)  Beginners,

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 Newcomers Club Announces 2016 Officers

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside Newcomers Club announces its officers for 2016: Julia Guenther, President Sierra Bednarcik, Vice President Tara Moore, Secretary Marissa Deysel, Treasurer About Newcomers Club of ...

Mulberry House News

Mulberry House News

New Winter Teas!

We’ve updated our tea menu with some more "wintery" blends, such as dark chocolate cheesecake — a white tea which is amazing. Organic Honeybush is great for the herbal/decaf lovers. Caramel ...

My Perspective

My Perspective

‘The Summer of ‘42’

Ted Cruz was barely two and Marco Rubio was only months old when I, with high hopes, found myself traipsing through the snow of New Hampshire, knocking on doors for a candidate I truly believed would revolutionize ...

NJ Perfect Home, Your Real Estate Source

NJ Perfect Home, Your Real Estate Source

Get a Jump on Your Competition … List Your House in the Winter

10 Reasons to List Now It’s a new year, and you decided it’s finally the time to make a change and sell your house. Now you’re lost. When talking with your friends they tell you to list in ...

New Jersey: What Exit?

New Jersey: What Exit?

New Jersey Republicans Plan Huge “Homecoming Party & Parade” for Christie Now That He’s Dropped Out of the Race

The New Jersey Republican Party is planning a ticker tape homecoming parade this coming week for Governor Chris Christie, following his GOP presidential performance in New Hampshire. Mayor Samuel Raia of of Saddle ...

News & Notes from Mayor Robert D. Parisi

News & Notes from Mayor Robert D. Parisi

West Orange Health News

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

News from Assemblyman Diegnan

News from Assemblyman Diegnan

Christie Signs Diegnan-Sponsored Law to Protect Students

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex) permitting students who are made homeless by an act of terrorism or natural disaster to continue attending,

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

North Plainfield Library Host Harry Potter Book Night

Emma Pratt, age 7, poses with Hedwig, and Rebecca Coakley, age 7, dressed the part.  Rebecca poses as Death Eater Bellatrix LeStrange as she posed in the Quibbler photo booth.   Anderson Diaz, age 6,

News from Tri County Chamber of Commerce

News from Tri County Chamber of Commerce

Tri County Chamber of Commerce Hosting Business Trivia Networking Event

JOIN US... for a fun evening of networking, delicious food, and drinks. Tri County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Business Trivia, a great way to introduce your business to others. Bring plenty of business cards ...

Newton Robotics Team

Newton Robotics Team

Team Aperture’s 2016 Build Season Progress: Week 1 of 6

Aperture, Newton Public Schools’ high school robotics teams, is off to a great start since the initiation of their Build Season on January 9. After excitedly attending the 2016 FIRST kickoff at the New Jersey ...

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"

Can You Hear Me Now? Why Listening Can Get You Your First Or Next Job.

I had breakfast with a longtime colleague last week. We had started out together as junior sales reps at a technology firm many years ago and had no clue what we were doing. Fast forward, he is now a sales vice ...

Nursery U

Nursery U

The Invasion of the E-Book Encouraging the Love of Literature and the Traditional Book

We all have a tablet, I-phone, I-pad, something we carry or use to get things done and often use to entertain our kids, or even read a book ourselves. Tablets have their uses as they are convenient to carry as ...

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 ...

On the Aisle

On the Aisle

Summer Movie Wrap Up

Summer Movie Wrap-Up Not a fan of sitting in the dark with strangers when you watch your movies? Now that the summer is over and the season's biggest hits are starting to be released on DVD, I'm here to tell ...

Out & About with Thos & Joe

Out & About with Thos & Joe

Seniors Greet Seniors with Holiday Cheer

It’s been a long-standing tradition with the Roselle Park School System to build relationships between students and senior citizens.  One of the oldest outreach programs is the annual Senior-Senior Holiday ...

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

Self-Discipline = Self-Defense

Discipline requires someone else telling you what to do and when to do it. Self-discipline is earned by gaining the freedom of not having "someone" tell you what to do. I dish out the former but cultivate the ...

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,

Personal Fitness: In the Studio

Personal Fitness: In the Studio

Personal Training Costs and Value - Fourth in a 4-part Series

Fourth in a 4-part series. In previous articles, we’ve discussed what personal training is, who needs it and what to look for when selecting a personal trainer.  Today, we’ll focus on the cost and ...

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

UNION, NJ - Cindy is approximately 1 year old.  She's shy but friendly.  She likes other dogs and doesn't seem to mind cats. Cindy loves to play catch with frisbees tennis balls, and ...

Pipe Works Presents: Tips for Healthy Homes

Pipe Works Presents: Tips for Healthy Homes

What Are Ice Dams and How Do I Prevent Them?

When it comes to the elemental wonders of the world, it's not too often that good things come out of situations where hot and cold collide. When Old Man Winter shows his snowy beard around this time ...

Piscataway Library - CHECK US OUT!

Piscataway Library - CHECK US OUT!

Friends of Piscataway Library to Hold Their 2016 Spring Book Sale

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Friends of Piscataway Public Library will hold its 2016 SPRING BOOK SALE at the J. F. KENNEDY LIBRARY, located on 500 Hoes Lane in Piscataway,

Player Periscope

Player Periscope

Maddaluna, Colgate Win and Advance in National Championships

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - Former Bernards High School football star John Maddaluna caught four passes from his fellow New Jersey native Jake Melville, as the Colgate Raiders upset fifth-ranked James Madision 44-38 in ...

Point View WealthPoints

Point View WealthPoints

Achieving a Better Life Experience

In late 2014, Congress passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) — think of it as creating 529 accounts for those with permanent disabilities. ABLE accounts can potentially make a huge ...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Scotch Plains Police Blotter

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

Pop Op

Pop Op

Stars in my Eyes for Star Wars

                I was 11 years old in 1997 when I discovered my love of Star Wars with the release of the Special Edition movies in theaters, and I promptly started reading ...

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

​Deciding to Sell Your Home; 2016 Seller's Checklist

Deciding to sell your home is a crucial decision and the selling process can be overwhelming. You need an agent who is going to help you sell your home quickly, easily and profitably. Start ...

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 ...

Rivero CPA

Rivero CPA

Don't Miss These Important Deadlines!

Businesses: Information for reporting to employees/subcontractors need to be reported via W-2 forms to employees and 1099 forms to subcontractors. W-2 forms to employees  The forms are due to the ...

Rutgers News

Rutgers News

Happy Valentine’s Day: Rutgers Wedding Stories

Rutgers is at the heart of these couples’ love stories and wedding plans What do you do when you love your alma mater nearly as much as you love your betrothed? You hold a #Rutgerswedding. As ...

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

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

3 Common Furnace Repairs that Annual Maintenance May Prevent

Nothing is quite as comforting as coming home to a warm house on a cold wintry day.  Yet, chances are, you don’t think about your furnace unless it stops working. By then, however, you may be dealing with ...

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: Stay Safe While Shoveling

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Now that cold temperatures are here, snow is probably not far behind.  While it looks nice while falling, removing it from sidewalks, porches and driveways is hard work. Many people ...

Senator Peter J. Barnes, III

Senator Peter J. Barnes, III

Barnes Legislation Requiring Inmates Receive Chronic Prescription Medication Clears Committee

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Peter J. Barnes requiring correctional facilities to provide inmates with prescription medications that are prescribed for chronic conditions existing before ...

Senior Corner

Senior Corner

Senior Center Announces Trips and Classes to Entice Seniors

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ The Senior Citizens Center, located at 90 Maple Avenue in South Plainfield is excited to announce a number of trips that are available to members of the Center. Trips to the Tropicano Casino on ...

Service With A Roxbury Smile

Service With A Roxbury Smile

Chocolate Pizza Pioneer Brings Sweet Stuff to Roxbury Area

MT. ARLINGTON, NJ – When you’re in the food business and you get featured on The Food Network, it can be one of those special moments of a lifetime. It happened to Bonnie Hanyak, the owner of The ...

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

Sobel & Co. Nonprofit Symposium Draws More than 200 Attendees

LIVINGSTON, NJ — At the annual Sobel & Co. Nonprofit Symposium held on January 13, 2016, four panelists and moderator Sally Glick shared insights and real world experiences in three key areas that are ...

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

Princeton’s Witherspoon and Truth.

       Some statements by founders of the United States of America are eyebrow-raising in the 21st century.  The most famous example says: “We hold these truths to be ...

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

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Build Ramp for Resident

Editor's Note - TAPinto was notified Kathy Tracy passed away after this article was published.  Our condolences to her family and friends. SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus ...

South Plainfield Library

South Plainfield Library

Bookmarks

And here’s news from the NEW AND IMPROVED South Plainfield Library:             First, the Library will be closed on Friday (Feb. 12th) in observance of ...

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 ...

Sparkle Floors and Carpet

Sparkle Floors and Carpet

Flooring Trends in 2015

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Trends come and go in all aspects of interior design and flooring is no different!  So far in 2015, the trends seem to be: 1. Bamboo flooring Bamboo flooring has become very ...

Sparta School District Spotlight

Sparta School District Spotlight

Sparta School February News

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. As many ...

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 Plans Fashion Show

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

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 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

Talking To Your Child About Dying – Step One: Honesty

“My husband is going to die and I have no idea how to tell our 3-year-old daughter.” This sentence comes speeding through the receiver the moment I pick up the phone. If this were my private phone line ...

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

Your Choice: Light Side or Dark Side

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has grossed more than $1.73 billion (with a "b") worldwide since it opened, but you don't have to be an intergalactic space crusader to make the ultimate ...

The Happy Sandbox

The Happy Sandbox

New Jersey Helps Ex-Cons Get Jobs

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

The Heart of Art

The Heart of Art

Be Afraid … But Not of Art!

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

The Hyperlocal Consultant

The Hyperlocal Consultant

Facebook Reduces Organic Reach Leaving Small Businesses Reeling

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

The Mommy's Review

The Mommy's Review

Say Goodbye to Naughty Knots and Terrible Tangles

Long hair is in these days, but dealing with knots and tangles can be torture! What can busy moms (and dads) do to manage their little ones' long locks in a stress- and pain-free way? Well, The Mommy's Review ...

The Next Level

The Next Level

Jenna and Justin Brach Have Stellar First Semester

BEDMINSTER NJ - Jenna Brach and her brother Justin Brach have been familiar faces around the Somerset Hills all their lives.  The fraternal twins have carried the success they enjoyed at Bernards High School ...

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

Are You Ready for the 2016 Real Estate Market…

Homeowners should enjoy another year of solid gains in house prices. Prices have been moving steadily higher since the housing but hit bottom four years ago and should post another gain in the middle single ...

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 (NJ-07) hosts Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, of which Lance is a member. The duo discussed the dozens of bills that have been signed into ...

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 ...

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

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

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

UNCOMMON CENT$

UNCOMMON CENT$

How to Look Behind Mutual Fund Performance Numbers

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

Under the Gold Dome Trenton Report

Under the Gold Dome Trenton Report

Bucco: Dems' Minimum Wage Bill a Job Killer

Deputy Assembly Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco released the following statement on the Democrats’ proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour: “The Democrats' plan to increase the ...

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 ...

ViaNutrition

ViaNutrition

Spirulina and Chlorella, Why They Need to be in Your Life

If I had to pick one thing that is a staple for feeling good, boosting protein and detoxing and alkalizing the body, I would say it is algae. In the form of spirulina and chlorella. Algae was the very first plant life ...

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 ...

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! ...

Weekly Market Review From Wealth Financial Partners

Weekly Market Review From Wealth Financial Partners

Is This What Full Employment Looks Like?

"Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs."  - Malcolm Forbes  BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Markets dropped last week on ...

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

Westfield Area Y Offers Heart Healthy Tips in Honor of American Heart Month

In honor of American Heart Month and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health and well-being, the Westfield Area offers the following tips to help families be heart ...

What's New On The Block

What's New On The Block

How to Prepare for Mobile-Geddon

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

What’s 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 The Y

Why The Y

The Madison Area YMCA Assists Local Families In Need

When Maggie Claudio comes to the Y for work, it is a highlight in her week. As the Madison Area YMCA’s member assistance coordinator, Maggie is a ray of sunshine and a harbinger of hope for people in need who live ...

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 ...

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

Who Knew Cleaning Toilets Could Boost Self-Esteem?

I once asked a mom about what her 13-year old son did to help around the house.  “Oh, nothing,” she replied. “All I ask is that he do his schoolwork and get good grades. I take care of ...

“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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