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Veteran Chef Joseph Mattos Joins The Fanwood Grille

July 22, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ – Customers are welcomed to a mouthwatering aroma the moment they walk into the Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave., downtown Fanwood). In the morning, bacon and eggs fill the air. Around noon, the smell of sizzling burgers attract hungry customers

The grille's menu features traditional breakfast foods, including omelets, pancakes, and the ever-popular ...

Marketing Series Teaches Local Businesses How to Capture and Keep Clients, Long-term

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Winning loyal customers is one of the toughest challenges that a business owner may face. It was out with the old and in with the new – inbound marketing tactics, on Monday, July 17, as guest speaker Walter Pardo offered some practical solutions during the latest installment of the TAPinto Marketing Series, held at Delicious Heights in Berkeley Heights.

To an ...

Union County Sheriff's Office Earns Accreditation for 3rd Consecutive Time

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two Union County Sheriff’s officers were doing an eviction yesterday in Union Township, when they saw the house’s gas meter "spinning like a top" and candles left lit in the home, said Union County Sheriff Joseph Cyran.

“They do what they need to do, what we trained them to do, making sure emergency personnel responds quickly,” Cryan ...

Union County Residents Encouraged to Participate in State-run Gun Buyback Program

Local residents are being urged to consider participating in a state-run gun buyback program going on next weekend, through which cash payouts of up to $200 per firearm are being made available to members of the public.  Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Union County Sheriff Joseph P.

Garfield Street Youngsters Ask Council To Pave Their Street

July 21, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Children bearing homemade signs asking the council to "Pave our road now!" among other messages, joined their parents to express their frustration about the dangerous condition of a two-block section of Garfield Street. 

Six adults, Laurie and Jimmy Carbone, Karen Bauer, Shirley Delia, Michelle Liss and Jane Esnes, attended the council meeting ...

Councilman Votes Against Bond Ordinance Because of 'Gator'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The inclusion of a small emergency vehicle known as a “Gator” in the Capital Plan Bond Ordinance prompted Council President Marc Faecher to vote “No,” when the ordinance was introduced Tuesday, July 18, at the Township Council meeting.

He had previously expressed reservations about the need for the $23,500 all-terrain rescue vehicle, ...

Mountain Avenue Roadwork in New Providence Begins July 20; Prepare for Nighttime Road Closures

BERKELEY HEIGHTS/NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Roadwork on Mountain Ave from Diamond Hill Road to Division Avenue in New Providence will be under construction beginning July 20, 2017. The work is scheduled to take approximately four nights.

The work being performed will consist of various road improvements, such as milling, paving, and striping of the road. Full road ...

New Jersey State Police Helicopter Visits Berkeley Heights Youth Police Academy Cadets

July 17, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In what has become an annual event, members of the Youth Police Academy received a visit from the New Jersey State Police Helicopter.

The helicopter landed in the Columbia Middle School field while the cadets watched from the side of the field, They had walked down to the field from the firehouse with their instructors. After it landed, they were able to get near ...

WolfPack Track and Field Athletes Qualify for Nationals, Earning 12 Medals at USATF Jr. Olympics Regional Track and Field Championships

July 16, 2017

ROCHESTER, NY - The Berkeley Heights PAL runners competed at the Jr. Olympics USATF Regional Championship in Rochester, New York on July 8 and 9 with athletes qualifying for the Nationals.

“The WolfPacks brought their A-Game, their months of preparation was showcased this weekend,” said Coach Steve SanAntonio. “Our coaching staff is so proud of the runners' ...

Sydney McLaughlin: Athlete of the Year, ESPYS, and Sports Illustrated

LOS ANGELES, CA -- The biggest names in high school and professional sports convened in Los Angeles on July 12 as Gatorade honored the top young male and female athletes at the 15th annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards.

 

Union Catholic's Sydney McLaughlin received the 2017 Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year honor for the second consecutive year. A ...

Reminder: Highlander Track & Field Camp Starts Monday, July 17

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston Highlander Track and Field Coach Dan Guyton is offering a camp which is open to residents and non-residents. The camp will be held from July 17 - 20 at Gov. Livingston High School.  

The camp is for track athletes entering third through ninth grades, will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The cost is $160 if registered before ...

Tasty Tunes: Eclectic Music Slate to Serve as Soundtrack of Summit Restaurant Week's Opening Night

July 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Ten yummy days will begin with a musical buffet.

Summit Restaurant Week, which will run July 20-30, begins with a July 20 Kick-Off Celebration that will feature live music throughout downtown from 6 - 9 p.m. and prize drawings at participating restaurants.

A continually updated list of participating restaurants, menus, and specials is available by ...

Berkeley Heights Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight with Nashiville Now

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Free Concerts in the Park series kicks off tonight, Wednesday, July 19 at Memorial Park with Nashville Now, sponsored by the Berkeley Heights YMCA and Anything Floral. 

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the concert series at Memorial Park located at the corner of Park and Plainfield avenues. Kids can also enjoy the newly installed ...

Feast of Mount Carmel Day Memories Preserve Traditions for Future Generations in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Feast of Mount Carmel Day is a holiday for all ages in Berkeley Heights. Due to July 16 falling on a Sunday this year, the all day celebration was held on Saturday, July 15.

"Feast Day" brings about a trip down memory lane for many to reminisce of years past -- and to carry on traditions. The Mount Carmel Society members continue to ...

Marketing Series Teaches Local Businesses How to Capture and Keep Clients, Long-term

July 22, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Winning loyal customers is one of the toughest challenges that a business owner may face. It was out with the old and in with the new – inbound marketing tactics, on Monday, July 17, as guest speaker Walter Pardo offered some practical solutions during the latest installment of the TAPinto Marketing Series, held at Delicious Heights in Berkeley Heights.

To an ...

Veteran Chef Joseph Mattos Joins The Fanwood Grille

July 22, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ – Customers are welcomed to a mouthwatering aroma the moment they walk into the Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave., downtown Fanwood). In the morning, bacon and eggs fill the air. Around noon, the smell of sizzling burgers attract hungry customers

The grille's menu features traditional breakfast foods, including omelets, pancakes, and the ever-popular ...

Jersey Freshcipes Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  The 'Jersey Freshcipes' contest is the hottest thing in the kitchen this summer. TAPinto caught up with contest winner Melissa Raho of Behind the Plates.who served up Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime.

Corn is at its peak int he Garden State from around the Fourth of July through Labor Day making it the perfect 'must ...

Tasty Tunes: Eclectic Music Slate to Serve as Soundtrack of Summit Restaurant Week's Opening Night

SUMMIT, NJ - Ten yummy days will begin with a musical buffet.

Summit Restaurant Week, which will run July 20-30, begins with a July 20 Kick-Off Celebration that will feature live music throughout downtown from 6 - 9 p.m. and prize drawings at participating restaurants.

A continually updated list of participating restaurants, menus, and specials is available by ...

The Muffin Man: A Berkeley Heights Life-Long Baker Tops All Blueberry Contest Entries, Tastes Sweet Victory

July 15, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Filip Wilfrid reached the Summit Farmers Market 'podium' last year, earning a second-place finish in the hotly-contested Apple Pie Contest,

This year, the Berkeley Heights resident and life-long baker came to the Hilltop City once again and reached the summit, claiming the crown in the Blueberry Muffin Contest that marked the Market's first 'Sunday ...

TAPinto Travels Suggestions for Weekend Fun includes Festival of Nature in Warren

July is one of the hottest months of the year in New Jersey and the festival scene is scorching as well. Most townships hold their community fairs throughout the summer months to draw the most crowds. Go early and stay late at any of these fun-filled events this coming weekend.

Festival of Nature

On July 15th, visit the Wagner Farm Arboretum in Warren to celebrate local wildlife.

Chatham Borough Council Introduces Amendment to Regulate Oil & Hazardous Substance Pipelines

CHATHAM, NJ - An amendment to a code ordinance designed to regulate pipelines and protect Chatham Borough's infrastructure and water supply from oil and hazardous material pipeline leaks was unanimously passed on first reading on Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

The six-page amendment to Chapter 189 of the Borough Code titled "Regulation of Oil ...

Summit's Family Promise, Overlook Family Medicine Partner to Host Community Health Fair Geared Toward 'Sustainable Independence'

July 16, 2017

ELIZABETH NJ - More than 80 adults and 30 children, either former guests of Family Promise’s Union County Program or neighbors in Elizabeth, visited the Community Health Fair, a biannual, joint effort by Family Promise, a Summit-based national non-profit which provides services to families experiencing homelessness, and Overlook Family Medicine of the Atlantic Health ...

Summit's Family Promise, Overlook Family Medicine Partner to Host Community Health Fair Geared Toward 'Sustainable Independence'

July 16, 2017

ELIZABETH NJ - More than 80 adults and 30 children, either former guests of Family Promise’s Union County Program or neighbors in Elizabeth, visited the Community Health Fair, a biannual, joint effort by Family Promise, a Summit-based national non-profit which provides services to families experiencing homelessness, and Overlook Family Medicine of the Atlantic Health ...

Big Ideas for Planet Earth in a A Roxbury Man's Bus

July 12, 2017

ROXBURY NJ – Back in his Roxbury High School days, Bryan Callahan wasn’t a football star, a gifted member of the marching band or president of the student council.

He preferred running wires to running fields. His favorite instruments didn't make music; they measured volts.

The Kenvil resident said he did receive one acknowledgment from the school, an accolade somewhat ...

Union County Sheriff's Office Earns Accreditation for 3rd Consecutive Time

July 22, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two Union County Sheriff’s officers were doing an eviction yesterday in Union Township, when they saw the house’s gas meter "spinning like a top" and candles left lit in the home, said Union County Sheriff Joseph Cyran.

“They do what they need to do, what we trained them to do, making sure emergency personnel responds quickly,” Cryan ...

Union County Residents Encouraged to Participate in State-run Gun Buyback Program

Local residents are being urged to consider participating in a state-run gun buyback program going on next weekend, through which cash payouts of up to $200 per firearm are being made available to members of the public.  Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Union County Sheriff Joseph P.

Truck Fire on Central Avenue

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Firefighters tackled a fully involved truck fire on Central Avenue this afternoon.

The truck fire was first reported around 3:30 p.m. by Breaking News Network, (BNN).

An engine from Berkeley Heights also responded to the fire, which quickly engulfed the cab and portion of the truck trailer.

The Union County HazMat unit responded to help deal with an unknown ...

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Urges State Legislature to Solve Affordable Housing Issues

July 13, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) is calling for a special state legislature session to solve the issues in communities that are caused by affordable housing laws.

In January, the state Supreme Court ruled that municipalities must include affordable housing. If the municipality is not meeting the affordable housing quota, it can be sued by builders for the ...

Feast of Mount Carmel Day Memories Preserve Traditions for Future Generations in Berkeley Heights

July 16, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Feast of Mount Carmel Day is a holiday for all ages in Berkeley Heights. Due to July 16 falling on a Sunday this year, the all day celebration was held on Saturday, July 15.

"Feast Day" brings about a trip down memory lane for many to reminisce of years past -- and to carry on traditions. The Mount Carmel Society members continue to ...

Early Morning "Bombs" On July 16 a Tradition in Berkeley Heights for Feast of Mount Carmel

Editor's Note: Originally Published July 16, 2014 -- Republishing for the newcomers to Berkeley Heights. This year's feast day will be celebrated on July 15 due to July 16th falling on a Sunday.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Hearing early morning "bombs" on July 16 is reason to celebrate -- for it's a "national holiday" in Berkeley Heights. This is a tradition of the ...

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New Providence Pioneers Host Heights Heat in 10U Softball Championship, Tuesday, July 25

July 22, 2017

New Providence Pioneers (9-1) will host the Heights Heat (9-1) in the 10U Softball Parkway League championship Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Allen W. Roberts Elementary School located at 80 Jones Drive, New Providence.

Come out to see neighboring rivals battle it out for the championship. 

 

Berkeley Heights Resident Riding for a Cure in the 2017 Pan-Mass Challenge

Jason Eitel of Berkeley Heights has joined with other riders who plan to cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of raising $48 million for critical research and cancer care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institut

The ride will take place  “PMC weekend,” Aug. 5 and 6, when more than 6,200 cyclists from more than 40 states and eight countries will return to ...

Diana Miller joins Imagine Board of Trustees

Diana Miller, a CPA with over 18 years of experience in public accounting, has joined the Board of Trustees at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss.  Diana possesses significant not-for-profit and governmental auditing experience with associations, foundations, churches, healthcare entities, private schools, school districts, colleges and universities, municipalities and counties. In ...

Summit Y Youth Help out Imagine in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Imagine thanks the fine and awesome Summit Area YMCA teens pictured above for volunteering at Imagine on a hot July day to help with the start of a new memory garden at the Imagine center in Mountainside.

They prepared a more than 60' stretch of land for planting and also helped make greeting cards and attended an Imagine workshop.

“I learned a lot of ...

Union County Sheriff's Office Earns Accreditation for 3rd Consecutive Time

July 22, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two Union County Sheriff’s officers were doing an eviction yesterday in Union Township, when they saw the house’s gas meter "spinning like a top" and candles left lit in the home, said Union County Sheriff Joseph Cyran.

“They do what they need to do, what we trained them to do, making sure emergency personnel responds quickly,” Cryan ...

Union County Residents Encouraged to Participate in State-run Gun Buyback Program

July 22, 2017

Local residents are being urged to consider participating in a state-run gun buyback program going on next weekend, through which cash payouts of up to $200 per firearm are being made available to members of the public.  Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Union County Sheriff Joseph P.

Kudos to Playground Camp Staff, Recreation

July 21, 2017

To the Editor,

I want to give kudos to Carolyn George and all the staff at the Playground Camp. I have been walking the same route during the summer for the last 15 years. Along my route is Playground Camp. Each and every year I have noticed how it keeps evolving. New special events, new play spaces, improved communication, and engaged staff. 

 

I was a camper and a counselor ...

Tell Me a Little Bit About Yourself

 

Are college interviews still a thing?  Why yes, yes they are.  While some colleges have shied away from the practice due to the sheer volume of applicants the encounter each year many will still grant them to the inquiring student.  Remember how we talked about demonstrating interest last month?  An interview is an amazing way to make a very personal plea to a ...