Financial Focus: Discuss financial goals with your family 

It’s a good idea to recognize the importance of good communications, because it plays a role in almost every aspect of living – including your finances. You’ll want to clearly communicate your financial goals to your loved ones – and you’ll want to hear theirs, too. 

Let’s look at some of the communications you might have with family ...

Thank You from Girl Scout Troop 40568 for Thanksgiving Food Drive Success

November 23, 2021

Girl Scout troop 40568 would like to thank all of our Berkeley Heights neighbors, Stop & Shop, the mayor's office, the YMCA, and Taylor Rental for their generosity in making this year's Thanksgiving Food Drive an overwhelming success. Thanks to you, they were able to deliver a 16' truck packed with everything from toiletries to turkeys to those in our community who ...

Letter: Union County Government Giving ‘Unheard Of’ Raises To Top Admins, He Says

Editor's Note: This letter was sent to the clerks of the 21 municipalities in Union County for distribution to the local governing bodies.

Dear Governing body,

I must bring to your attention an abusive ordinance 835-2021 that was introduced by the Union County Commissioners in their Nov. 4 meeting and are to vote on it in their Thursday, Dec. 2, meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Model Trains and Food Trucks

November 26, 2021

Model train lovers in Union County can once again enjoy a beloved seasonal tradition, as the Model Railroad Club opens its doors for the new Holiday Train Show and Open House series beginning on Friday, November 26.

Featuring an elaborate, multi-track HO layout and much more, the shows will take place at the club’s headquarters and workshop, the A. Paul Mallory Model Railroad Center, ...

Winter Walk Returns to Berkeley Heights, December 4 from 3 to 6 p.m.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Winter Walk returns to downtown Berkeley Heights between Snyder and Plainfield Avenues on Saturday, December 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. 

The Winter Walk is a way for the businesses of Berkeley Heights to give back to the community. The people of Berkeley Heights and surrounding communities are invited to experience a night of fun and festivities fully funded and ...

Turtle Back Zoo is Recruiting New Docent Volunteers

Turtle Back Zoo is Recruiting New Docent Volunteers

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, in West Orange, is once again looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join its Docent Program. 

Docents are volunteer educators who are among the most visible members of the Zoo community. Their main function is to provide the Zoo guests with quality, educational and enriching experiences during ...

Feeding Families This Thanksgiving Holiday: The Oldendorp Group & Summit Area YMCA

As a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping every individual reach their fullest potential, the Summit Area YMCA believes in the importance of providing children and families with access to healthy, nutritious food, to provide a foundation on which individuals can learn, grow and thrive.

Since 2017, we have been working with community partners in finding ways to combat against food ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, November 26, 11:00 AM

A. Paul Mallory Model Railroad Center, Union Township

The Best Model Train Show in Union County is Back

Giving Back

Fri, November 26, 12:00 PM

Overlook Auxiliary, Summit

Overlook Auxiliary's Lights of Love Fundraiser

Giving Back

Sat, November 27, 12:00 PM

Overlook Auxiliary, Summit

Overlook Auxiliary's Lights of Love Fundraiser

Giving Back

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Sun, November 28, 11:00 AM

A. Paul Mallory Model Railroad Center, Union Township

The Best Model Train Show in Union County is Back

Giving Back

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Sun, November 28, 11:00 AM

A. Paul Mallory Model Railroad Center, Union Township

The Best Model Train Show in Union County is Back

Giving Back

The Real Main Event: The ‘Little’ Moments with Your Kids

In 1987, two men put on a show for the ages in front of more than 90,000 people.

In 1989, a father and son saw that show for the first time and never forgot it.

Parenting is full of moments. Some good, some not so much. As parents, we are trying to make the most of our time with our kids. Sometimes, we try really hard, aiming for those memories that our kids will never forget. I would wager ...

Success of TAPinto’s DIY Content Submission Process Highlighted at 2021 NJ Local News Summit

MONTCLAIR, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was featured as a virtual speaker at the 2021 NJ Local News Summit, presented by The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, on Thursday.  Shapiro talked about TAPinto’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) content submission process and the impact on revenue.

The process, which was developed a few ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing:  except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every ...

Recognizing Veterans and Military Families Month

November 24, 2021

Every November since 1996, Veterans and Military Families Month has been recognized as a time to honor those who have dedicated their lives in the service of our country, including their family members, care givers and survivors.

This year, I would like to draw attention to those serving in the National Guard, who have worked unstintingly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In those ...

Heather Maguire of Allen W. Roberts School Named “Impact Teacher”

November 20, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Heather Maguire is the latest district staff member to be awarded the “Impact Teacher Award.” The award recognizes teachers who have played important roles in their students’ lives. Allen W. Roberts School Principal Robyn Greenwald presented the award at the Thursday, Nov. 18 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Maguire, an ESL (English as a Second ...

On The Road Again: AAA New Jersey Projects Thanksgiving Travel May Rebound to Pre-Pandemic Levels

November 23, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Airports and roads may seem jam-packed this year as AAA predicts 53.4 million people to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020. This brings travel volumes within 5% of pre-pandemic levels in 2019, with air travel almost completely recovering from its dramatic fall during the pandemic, up 80% over last year. As restrictions continue to lift and consumer confidence ...