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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kicks Off Movers for Meals Drive to Aid Hungry Families

November 12, 2019

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kicks Off
Movers for Meals Drive to Aid Hungry Families
Community-Supported Program Feeds Families this Holiday Season

Livingston, NJ, November 4, 2019 — To fight hunger this holiday season, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Livingston is hosting its annual Movers for Meals® collection drive to provide nonperishable food items to families with the goal of ...

Announce a Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Graduation, Reunion and More with Milestones on TAPinto

Free for a limited time, readers can submit important milestones in their lives and those of their family, and have them published on TAPinto, enabling the community to hear about the happy news and join in the celebration.  All published Milestones can be shared on social media directly from TAPinto.  And, all Milestones live on TAPinto forever, creating a keepsake that families can ...

Attention Commuters: NJ Transit Alerts for Tuesday



Travel Alerts


Nov 12, 2019  06:16:41 AM
Update: M&E train #402, the 5:27am from Basking Ridge is cancelled at Bernardsville, due to slippery rail conditions. Customers to train #6406, the 6:08am from Bernardsville, transfer at Summit for Hoboken service.


Nov 12, 2019  03:09:35 AM
M&E train #0404, the 5:41am from Gladstone is ...

Watchung Hills Marching Band Fundraisers: Mugs, Prom Dresses and more

As you may have heard, the Watchung  Hills Regional High School Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Marching  Band will be traveling to the University of Delaware, Washington DC, and  Norfolk, VA for our biannual trip this April. To offset costs, and to offset  about $1200 worth of equipment needed for sustaining the next season performances, the  Band Parents ...

10 Things to Know About Mental Health and Aging at Scotch Plains Library on Nov. 22

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The public is invited to join Dr. Rosalind Dorlen, Psy.D, at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Friday, Nov. 22, when she will present the concept that mental health problems are not a “normal” part of aging and that mental health plays an important role in our physical health.

She will provide helpful suggestions and steps that seniors can take to ...

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey presents COLORFORMS: Paintings and Sculpture by Serena Bocchino

COLORFORMS: Paintings and Sculpture by Serena Bocchino

OPENING RECEPTION: NOVEMBER 16, 2019, 2-4Ppm

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 

68 Elm Street

Summit NJ 07901

(908) 273-9121

Internationally exhibited artist, Serena Bocchino will be exhibiting paintings and sculpture at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 68 Elm Street, Summit NJ, from November 16, 2019, through ...

The Breakthrough Treatment Center - Leading the Fight Against Cancer: AtlantiCast Episode 30

On the latest AtlantiCast, see how the Breakthrough Treatment Center is helping Atlantic Health System lead in the fight against cancer, learn how you can access Atlantic Health System services from everywhere with Atlantic Anywhere, find out if your child has “text neck” and much more!

 

Atlantic Health System Nationally Recognized with 2019 Healthcare Impact Award

Modern Healthcare, one of the industry's leading sources of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, has recognized Atlantic Health System as one of the Best Website Campaigns of the year for the launch of their interactive mobile-first website.

The Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards are designed to recognize healthcare's best advertising, marketing, promotion and ...

Atlantic Health System Introduces Atlantic Visiting Nurse

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce that the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills (VNASH) and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, a division of Atlantic Health System, will join to create a new home health and hospice organization, Atlantic Visiting Nurse. Atlantic Visiting Nurse will support patients throughout the entire care continuum as they move from one setting to the next, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Lost in the Game at These Sports Bars

November 13, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Cheering on the home team is more fun when there’s two of you. And with football, basketball and hockey in full swing, there’s practically something happening every night.

It may not be possible for you and your date to go to every live game, but luckily our state offers a plethora of sports ...

Recipe from the Farm: Erin Headley’s Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

John and Erin Headley operate a small cranberry bog deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. John works with the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension in Washington Township, Burlington County, where researchers from Rutgers University work to combat pest and disease problems and study the many health benefits of cranberries.

Cranberries are a family ...

Harvest Time for Cranberries in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens

Growing cranberries is a family business in New Jersey, with a lifestyle that involves intense work during a growing season, nurturing plants and flooding fields for gathering fruit. Nobody knows this better than Bill Cutts, one of three generations of family members who are now reaping the harvest deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.

The Cutts family has been farming blueberries and ...

Sandbox Cafe Hosting Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner for Community

November 12, 2019

SURF CITY, NJ - All are invited to attend a free thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. The dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day from 12-5 p.m. at the Sandbox Cafe in Surf City. 

Local residents and volunteers come together to share the special holiday of giving wiht everyone by offering the free holiday meal.  Everyone is welcome regardless of financial ...

Belmar Prepares Beach for Winter, Dunes Not to be Built on Southern End — Unless Needed

BELMAR, NJ — The annual ritual of “closing” the beach for the winter has been completed in Belmar, with one visible difference. There are no temporary dunes on the southern end of the 1.3-mile oceanfront.

Under Belmar’s new beach management plan, the entire beachfront will remain free of these sand berms unless the borough receives the go-ahead from state officials to ...

HomeGrown Discovers Ridgewood NJ Hot Spot, Steel Wheel Tavern, on the Right Track

November 15, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- In the current episode of HomeGrown, Host Stephanie Willoughby met with Glenn Carlough, Co-Owner of Steel Wheel Tavern, located just steps from the Ridgewood Train Station. The establishment recently celebrated their three year anniversary and regularly hosts community events, live music and a dance party every Saturday. 

Being so close to the train station has inspired ...

Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...

State of Affairs Breaks Down $54 Million Allotted for New Jersey Child Care Subsidies

NEW JERSEY — NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner, Carole Johnson, explains to Steve Adubato on State of Affairs how $54 million allocated by the state will be used to raise subsidy rates for child care, allowing more families to afford better child care options.

Commissioner Johnson explained that by securing these funds, it’s the state’s hope that child care can be ...

de Pinho “FIT to Serve” residents best on Warren Township Committee

November 1, 2019

Here is why Warren Township residents should vote for me on Election Day, November 5th:

Our local newspaper, the Echoes Sentinel, has endorsed me.  I am honored to receive their endorsement since they regularly attend our Township Committee meetings, cover the issues and know who has questioned the governing body.
I am the only candidate that has regularly attended our Township ...

Prepare Your Child For Holiday Travel with These 12 Books

November 12, 2019

The holiday season often means lots of travel with your family. Whether you’re taking a quick trip up the road or a cross-country journey, travel can be a big deal for young children.

Prepare your children for these special trips by reading some of the books on this list. These stories feature planes, trains, cars and relatives like grandparents to help your children learn what to ...

Jim Barrood Looks Back at His Tenure at the New Jersey Tech Council

Jim Barrood recently completed five years as president and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council.  In my role as editor and publisher of NJTechWeekly.com, I recently interviewed Jim about his tenure at the Council:   

Can you talk about some of the accomplishments you’ve been most proud of at the Council?

Our community has enormous capabilities when we work together.

Is Your Child Bullying Others? Look for these five signs

Bullying is an unsettling topic for any parent, but it’s an important one as it can start early. Read this article to pinpoint five behaviors that could point to bullying and learn what you can do to teach your child awareness.

Observe your child in different settings if you have concerns, and look for these signs:

Increasingly makes fun of or tries to aggravate younger children or ...

Thanks for the Memories

I want to Marie Kondo my head.

I want to remove all the junk in there that is no longer giving me joy.

Actually, I don’t really know much about Marie Kondo, other than a vague understanding that she is the guru of decluttering. Once while surfing Netflix, I clicked on her show, Tidying Up. I thought it might be some sort of grisly crime scene drama.

It turns out it was a reality TV ...

Automation Inflation

I hate robots.

They talk funny and have no personality.

If that makes me a human racist, then so be it.

I talked to a robot on the phone the other day. it was sitting virtually within the deep, dark recesses of a computer connected to the working end of an 800 number. It tried to convince me that it was human. It asked me flat questions in an artificially chipper voice and then pretended ...

Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

Thank You Warren Township

November 9, 2019

Thank you Warren Township Voters!!  I am truly grateful for the tremendous voter support I received on Election Day. I am honored by your trust in me and am very excited to get to workfor you.  As a first time candidate and now, elected official, I am especially grateful for the multitude of encouraging emails, calls and messages that I received from friends, ...

Jerry Searfoss is Best for Green Brook

I’ve known Jerry Searfoss for 17 years and throughout that time he has always served the people of Green Brook. During his years on the Board of Education, as a member of the Green Brook Lions Club, and as a member of the Green Brook Township Committee, Jerry has always impressed me with his level-headedness and his ability to address issues by taking away the static surrounding them and ...

Jon Bramnick is a Really Good Guy

To the Editor:

We have known Jon Bramnick for over 15 years as a friend of the family and as a tireless advocate for our town of Chatham.  We can say without a doubt that he is one of the most genuinely truly good men out there. 

He is one of the hardest workers we've ever known.  He is a honest, filled with integrity and has a great natural charisma about him that makes ...

Santa Paws is Coming to Green Brook

November 12, 2019

GREEN BROOK, NJ - Save the Date for Central Bark Santa Paws Event, Saturday, Dec. 7 at noon.

Santa will visit Central Bark at noon for pictures with your pet. A suggested donation of $5 is requested to support a local family in need.
 

This is a rain or shine event.

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...

'Romeo and Juliet' Stay Eternally Young at Shakespeare Theatre

No matter how often, or how rarely, you may have seen Shakespeare’s love letter to “Romeo and Juliet,” it still returns with blazing life, in the romantic balcony scene, in the hard lessons we learn about Capulets and Montagues and in the eternal flame of lives snuffed out too soon.

The production at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison has held audiences ...

'Chasing Rainbows' at Paper Mill Explores Garland's Early Career

MILLBURN, NJ  - Judy Garland has made an amazing comeback, with both this charming musical at Paper Mill Playhouse and the new film starring Renee Zellweger. It’s also the anniversary of ‘The Wizard of Oz,” a film that never seems to lose its appeal. Garland’s early career is the focus of “Chasing Rainbows, The Road to Oz.”

Ruby Rakos is a sound choice ...

Obituaries

Henry Seesselberg, 86, of Warren passed away Saturday, April 6 at the Eastern Star Home in ...
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WHRHS ‘Script and Cue’ presents ‘Cabaret Night;’ next up: Fall Drama, “Almost, Maine,’ Nov. 21-23

November 15, 2019

WARREN, NJ - Some 18 Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) students entertained an audience of friends, family members, faculty members and fans, singing 14 songs and performing a comedy routine at the 2019 Script and Cue sponsored Cabaret, Wednesday, Oct. 23, on the stage of the Performing Arts Center (PAC).

All the student performers will be back ...

WNBC-TV Attends Scotch Plains-Fanwood BOE Meeting to Cover Student 'Blackface' Controversy

SCOTCH PLAIN/FANWOOD, NJ -- The fallout from the social media post of a Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School freshman posed in blackface in front of a Confederate flag has made it to New York local television as WNBC-TV's Ida Segal covered last nights Board of Education Meeting in Scotch Plains. 

Students offended by the post, which went viral on Sunday evening, attended the BOE ...

'Parents Need to Think about What They Post on Social Media': Scotch Plains and Fanwood Police Chiefs

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The police chiefs of Scotch Plains and Fanwood issued a letter on Thursday reminding parents not to perpetuate rumors by reposting things they see on social media.

The controversy stems from fear that followed a picture posted by high school freshman who was dressed in black face in front of a Confederate flag. Following fear that spread among ...

WHRHS Football: Passaic Tech Ends Watchung Hills’ Season In Playoffs, 49-15

WAYNE, NJ - The first half was all Passaic Tech and the Bulldogs move on in the NJSIAA Tournament, Quarterfinal Round, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5  after topping Watchung Hills on Friday, 49-15. Watchung Hills ends its season at 5-5. But just last year, the Warriors were 0-10.

 

“We went up against a good team tonight that gave us problems on both sides of the ...

Tiny Horse Brings Big Smiles to Warren

WARREN, NJ - The weather outside may have been cold, wet and dreary but inside Mt. Horeb Elementary School in Warren, NJ on Tuesday, October 22, the preschool students were sunny with warm smiles and full of joy and love for Michelangelo, the miniature horse from Hope’s Promise Farm in Chester, NJ. 

 

Doris Zanchelli, school nurse and the Mt. Horeb Parent ...

WHRHS Football: Watchung Hills Comes Back to Defeat New Brunswick, 34-33

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Watchung Hills came back from a 20-0 deficit in a 34-33 thriller Friday night over New Brunswick. 

The Warriors’ junior quarterback Chad Martini threw for two touchdowns, and ran in one, and Trevor Schmidt rushed for two TDS and caught a 2-point conversion pass to lead the scoring for the Warriors. Martini connected on 11-of-20 passes for ...

Ben Franklin Bridge, Camden Roadways To Close Sunday Morning for Annual Run

November 1, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — The Benjamin Franklin Bridge will be closed for about two hours Sunday morning and the Camden waterfront and downtown area will be inaccessible to cars as the annual Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge Charity Event takes place.

The bridge will be closed Nov. 3 from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. to vehicular traffic. PATCO train service will also be affected. Westbound ...

WNBC-TV Attends Scotch Plains-Fanwood BOE Meeting to Cover Student 'Blackface' Controversy

November 15, 2019

SCOTCH PLAIN/FANWOOD, NJ -- The fallout from the social media post of a Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School freshman posed in blackface in front of a Confederate flag has made it to New York local television as WNBC-TV's Ida Segal covered last nights Board of Education Meeting in Scotch Plains. 

Students offended by the post, which went viral on Sunday evening, attended the BOE ...

'Parents Need to Think about What They Post on Social Media': Scotch Plains and Fanwood Police Chiefs

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The police chiefs of Scotch Plains and Fanwood issued a letter on Thursday reminding parents not to perpetuate rumors by reposting things they see on social media.

The controversy stems from fear that followed a picture posted by high school freshman who was dressed in black face in front of a Confederate flag. Following fear that spread among ...

Lawsuit: NJ Trooper Was Texting Moments Before Crash That Killed Teenage Girl on Central Ave in 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — The state police trooper who hit a 14-year-old Westfield girl while driving on Central Avenue in 2017 was texting in the moments leading up the fatal crash, evidence contained in the court record for a civil lawsuit against the trooper shows.

While investigators cleared state Trooper Alexander Gelfand of criminal charges at the time, the lawsuit filed by the family of the ...

Sandbox Cafe Hosting Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner for Community

SURF CITY, NJ - All are invited to attend a free thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. The dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day from 12-5 p.m. at the Sandbox Cafe in Surf City. 

Local residents and volunteers come together to share the special holiday of giving wiht everyone by offering the free holiday meal.  Everyone is welcome regardless of financial ...

Early Cold Snap Opens Warming Centers in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown has opened a warming center in response to the dropping temperatures. The warming center will be open at the Town Hall Senior Center from 8:30am - 4:30pm and the Speedwell Fire House from 4:30pm to 8:30am

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to fall into the teens this weekend.  The Town of Morristown ...

Water Main Break Shuts Down Short Hills Mall

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Earlier today, the Mall at Short Hills was closed down when a water main break prompted the evacuation of shoppers and a cleanup effort to get the mall back on its feet.

According to Millburn Fire Chief Robert Echavarria, the shutdown stemmed from the after-effects of the break.

"We had a water main break that feeds to all the fire suppression to the mall," ...

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...