What's Driving the Real Estate Market Right Now?

Residential housing traditional drops 28% in the 4th quarter of every year. Holidays and gatherings take precedent until we ramp up again in January. Not this year, all bets are off. Lack of inventory and rising rates are driving this machine and buyers don’t want 4% rates again. Dealing with 6 offers this afternoon on a house we didn’t under price, but priced fairly and marketed the ...

Jersey 1st Announces Holiday Toy Drive

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Jersey 1st is conducting its annual holiday toy drive from now until December 15th.

You can drop off very much appreciated toys at the Jersey 1st office at 100 Lanidex Plaza in Parsippany.  You can also click here to access the online gift registry on Amazon.

The toys will be distributed to families in need throughout New Jersey.

Join the Madison Area YMCA TODAY (Friday Nov 26) and They Will Waive The Initiation Fee.

TODAY ONLY! Join the Madison Area YMCA TODAY and we'll waive your initiation fee. Use code BFinitiation at check out when you register online.

Upcoming Events


Thu, December 2, 6:00 PM


The Green Village Menorah Lighting



Sat, December 4, 9:30 AM

Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Summit

Five Sense of Judaism: Hanukkah

Education Religions And Spirituality


Sun, December 5, 12:00 PM

The Racquets Club of Short Hills, Short Hills

Winter Market

Food & Drink Health & Wellness Home & Garden Other

A Week at Library of the Chathams Monday, November 29 – Sunday, December 5, 2021

Holiday Book Sale!  Get into the holiday spirit by visiting the Friends of Library’s fabulous Holiday Boutique!

Large selection of beautiful children’s and adult “giftable” books/book sets:

Holiday themes
Best sellers
Current titles

DVDs (many brand-new) and CDs
Puzzles and games for all ages

The sale will be held in the large ...

What Types of Investment Vehicles Are Best?

Investors have an array of choices when constructing a portfolio. What vehicle is the best fit for your portfolio? Alternatives include individual securities like stocks and bonds, pooled style investments like exchange traded funds (ETFs) or mutual funds, and alternative assets like real estate and cryptocurrency.

Individual securities: Purchasing company stock or individual bonds ...

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 ...

Market Commentary. Around Omicron

December 1, 2021

The US economy is recovering from the pandemic, but volatility will remain high due to COVID variants and inflationary pressures…

A recovery but volatile… 

The good news is that the US economy is recovering from the recession caused by the COVID pandemic, but there are issues of concern which will lead to high stock market volatility. 

COVID variants and ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

November 27, 2021

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

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...