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Bishop Blesses Pilgrim Chapel at Shrine of Saint Joseph (Photo gallery)

May 14, 2022

GILLETTE, NJ - Hundreds came out for the Dedication of the Pilgrim Chapel at the Shrine of Saint Joseph on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. 

The Pilgrim Chapel is an experience and is meant to be a place of reflection and prayer. The Chapel features a 9 x 81/2 ft mosaic on the Life of St. Joseph, a work that tells a story to all who pause and visit the Chapel.

The Shrine of ...

Noon Ecumenical Good Friday Service at Faith Lutheran



NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Good Friday, April 15 at 12 noon, the Clergy Association of New Providence and Berkeley Heights will conduct an ecumenical service for the community at Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street, New Providence.


The name of the service is, "The Nails of the Cross."  The service will begin with a silent procession of the clergy ...

Wednesday's Prayer Vigil for Ukraine in New Providence Postponed

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Prayer Vigil planned to be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in New Providence, has been postponed to a yet to be determined date. 

The statement issued by the Clergy Association of New Providence and Berkeley Heights stands.


Somerville Church Hosts Central Jersey Walk for Ukraine on Main Street

SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, The Church on Main, is hosting the Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine to raise funds to support Ukrainian refugees.

The Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine will take place on Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. The walk will start and end at United Reformed Church, 100 W. Main St. and will include walking the town’s Main Street to show support and solidarity ...

 Dr. M. Ali Chaudry Joins Clergy and Religious Leaders of Berkeley Heights and  New Providence to Issue a Statement on the War in Ukraine


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Dr. M. Ali Chaudry of the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge has joined with the Clergy Association of New Providence and Berkeley Heights in the statement the group issued on the war in Ukraine today. They also plan to hold a prayer vigil at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, April 13, at Centennial Park in New Providence. Members of the Clergy Association will ...

It's Time for the Annual Egg Hunt at Liberty Corner Church

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Get ready for the annual Egg Hunt on the lawn of Liberty Corner Church on Saturday, March 26. 

Hunt for treat-filled eggs, take photos with the Easter Bunny, and learn more about The Children's Corner School.  The hunt starts promptly at 10 a.m., so please arrive early.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested to help with the ...

Dress Express Boutique Set for February 20; Local Students Promote Sustainability While Empowering Girls Worldwide

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - All it takes is a great cause, passion, and a lot of donated dresses. Girls empowering girls across the world while promoting sustainability equals huge success. 

Dress Express Boutique is gearing up for their second event offering donated, gently-worn formal and semiformal dresses that are repurposed for environmental sustainability. 

The event will be ...

Hillsborough Church Victimized Again; Stolen Mail Strewn Along Roadway

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - For the second time in a week, the priests and parishioners of Mary Mother of God Church on Triangle Road are the victims of a crime - the Dec. 23 desecration of the sacred creche depicting the birth of Jesus, and the discovery Wednesday that mail was stolen from a mailbox in the church parking lot.

Police have expanded their investigation to include both ...

Sacred Creche Depicting Birth of Jesus Vandalized at Hillsborough Church

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - For the second time in three weeks, the creche depicting the birth of Jesus, with mother Mary and father Joseph alongside the infant has been vandalized.

The damage was discovered early Thursday morning outside the rectory at Mary, Mother of God Church.

Township Police were called, and an investigation is underway.

The most noticeable damage was the broken left arm of ...

Church of the Little Flower Hosts 14th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service in Berkeley Heights

"Let the greatest love of our God flow through us so we become so appreciative, so grateful for the lessons we have. -- Be grateful for the gifts, the graces, the blessings." ~ Rev. Andrew Prachar, Pastor of The Church of the Little Flower

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights was host of the 14th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Monday ...


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Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

May 11, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the foundation of ...

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TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

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TAPinto Newark Journalist Selected for CivicStory Fellowship

NEWARK, NJ — Tom Wiedmann's love for journalism began during his younger years with a soundtrack of metal and rock and roll during road trips with his dad.

He just didn't know it at the time.

"I had a steady diet of ACDC, Rolling Stones, Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and all that stuff," Wiedmann said. "So I became somewhat of a music nerd growing ...