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NJ Monthly Ranks Gov. Livingston High School No. 19 in the State

August 24, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranked Gov. Livingston High School No. 19 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. The last time the list came out, in 2014, GL was ranked No. 36. 

"It is obviously exciting for our school community to be moving closer to the top of a very competitive list," said ...

American Ninja Warrior Finalist Anthony DeFranco Advances to Vegas: Meet and Greet Friday, Aug. 26

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Anthony DeFranco from Berkeley Heights advances to the American Ninja Warrior Las Vegas Finals by finishing 11th in the City Finals that aired on NBC on Monday, Aug. 22. The top 15 advanced.

Come by to meet DeFranco on Friday between 4 - 5 p.m. at Columbia Middle School upper field by the workout/bars. He will be signing photographs.  

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Berkeley Heights Council Passes Resolution Authorizing Redevelopment Study

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ. - Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Township Council voted 3-1 to authorize a redevelopment study that could resolve its affordable housing situation. Councilman Ed Delia voted against the resolution.

Included in the redevelopment study area are: the theatre property, the Berkeley Heights Developers Property, otherwise called the Kings property; Block 702, lot 18; the Sherman ...

Rothfeld Receives First Gov. Livingston Football Alumni Association Carl D'Emilio Scholarship

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Matthew Rothfeld was the recipient of the first ever Carl D'Emilio Scholarship given by the Gov. Livingston Football Alumni Association this past spring. 

Rothfeld graduated GL with a 4.0 unweighted GPA; was a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Athletic Honor Society; and played football all ...

American Ninja Warrior Finalist Anthony DeFranco Advances to Vegas: Meet and Greet Friday, Aug. 26

August 24, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Anthony DeFranco from Berkeley Heights advances to the American Ninja Warrior Las Vegas Finals by finishing 11th in the City Finals that aired on NBC on Monday, Aug. 22. The top 15 advanced.

Come by to meet DeFranco on Friday between 4 - 5 p.m. at Columbia Middle School upper field by the workout/bars. He will be signing photographs.  

Related ...

Summer Camp Program Teaches Teens Leadership Skills

SUMMIT, NJ - One of myriad camp offerings at the Summit Area YMCA this summer, the innovative Leaders in Training (LIT) program provides rising 9th graders, ages 14 - 16, an opportunity to obtain the tools they need to enter the working world and become leaders in their community.

Teens are provided with weekly leadership and job professionalism trainings ...

Mauriello Family, Winner Of The Fifth Annual Summer Concert Series Photo Contest

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The  Mauriello family wins the Fifth Annual Berkeley Heights Summer Concert Series Photo Contest held by The Suburban Chamber of Commerce of Berkeley Heights partnered with TAP into Berkeley Heights. Contest sponsors, Dr. Patrick Smith of Smith Chiropractic presented the family with a $100 gift card to Goodman's Deli and Restaurant.

Get the Most From TAP into Berkeley Heights

August 22, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Take a moment and find out how to get more from TAP into Berkeley Heights, and see how easy it is to get up-to-the-minute news about everything going on in the community: news, sports, politics, education, events and more.

Also, use us to place classified ads, calendar events, and business listings by simply clicking  "Log in / ...

Further Action on Anco Oil Tank Removal Business Site by Berkeley Heights Board of Adjustment Awaits Answers From DEP

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—Discussions with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on setbacks for fuel tanks and questions about stormwater runoff on the Russo Place property of Anco Environmental Services, Inc. probably will precede the formal application process by Anco before the Berkeley Heights Board of Adjustment.

Anco is a company involved in oil tank removal and ...

Garden State Fireworks More Than Just a Show

BERKELEY HEIGHTS/MILLINGTON, NJ - Summer nights in New Jersey are defined by the bright and colorful glow of fireworks up in the sky. 

When Berkeley Heights residents are treated to a show, what they may not know is that they are seeing some of the best fireworks in the world, as put on by local family-run firm Garden State Fireworks.

Locals are most familiar with Garden State thanks ...

NJ Monthly Ranks Gov. Livingston High School No. 19 in the State

August 24, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranked Gov. Livingston High School No. 19 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. The last time the list came out, in 2014, GL was ranked No. 36. 

"It is obviously exciting for our school community to be moving closer to the top of a very competitive list," said ...

Rothfeld Receives First Gov. Livingston Football Alumni Association Carl D'Emilio Scholarship

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Matthew Rothfeld was the recipient of the first ever Carl D'Emilio Scholarship given by the Gov. Livingston Football Alumni Association this past spring. 

Rothfeld graduated GL with a 4.0 unweighted GPA; was a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Athletic Honor Society; and played football all ...

At-risk youth hear message of PRIDE at Annual Youth Conference

UNION, NJ - More than 200 youth living within the child welfare system from throughout New Jersey heard that PRIDE – preparation, resiliency, intelligence, discipline and exercise – can help them achieve their goals in life. That was the message from the keynote speaker at the 2016 Annual Youth Conference hosted by Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at Kean University this week. Also ...

All Candidates Invited to Submit Statements to TAP into Berkeley Heights

August 13, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - TAP into Berkeley Heights invites all candidates in Berkeley Heights to submit statements and to advertise on TAP into Berkeley Heights. Below is TAP's policies regarding Election Policies, which are the same for all TAPinto.net sites.

Candidate Statements

Candidates may submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) from Labor Day up ...

Libertarian Tom Maciejewski Seeks Seat On Berkeley Heights Council

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - One more person has entered the fray and filed to run for Township Council -- Libertarian Edmund Thomas Maciejewski.

He filed his petition to run for council on the Libertarian line in Elizabeth in time for the November election. His name did not appear on the primary ballot, and it has taken a while for residents to realize he is running.

On Saturday, July 16, ...

Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission Promotes Stormwater Awareness at Street Fair, Raffles Off Rain Barrels

August 9, 2016

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - At the recent street fair in Berkeley Heights, the Environmental Commission promoted stormwater awareness with displays at its booth that showed how rain gardens and rain barrels can collect stormwater instead of sending it down the street into a stream or river.

“We want to encourage our residents to be aware of what they can do for ...

Rothfeld Receives First Gov. Livingston Football Alumni Association Carl D'Emilio Scholarship

August 23, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Matthew Rothfeld was the recipient of the first ever Carl D'Emilio Scholarship given by the Gov. Livingston Football Alumni Association this past spring. 

Rothfeld graduated GL with a 4.0 unweighted GPA; was a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Athletic Honor Society; and played football all ...

CASA of Union County Taps New Leader

ELIZABETH, NJ – At risk children now have a new advocate with the appointment of Marla Higginbotham as the executive director for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County.

Higginbotham brings extensive experience to her new role. Most recently, she was the senior director of operations and foundation relations at Jersey Cares,where she coordinated the grant process, ...

At-risk youth hear message of PRIDE at Annual Youth Conference

UNION, NJ - More than 200 youth living within the child welfare system from throughout New Jersey heard that PRIDE – preparation, resiliency, intelligence, discipline and exercise – can help them achieve their goals in life. That was the message from the keynote speaker at the 2016 Annual Youth Conference hosted by Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at Kean University this week. Also ...

Berkeley Heights Council Passes Resolution Authorizing Redevelopment Study

August 24, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ. - Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Township Council voted 3-1 to authorize a redevelopment study that could resolve its affordable housing situation. Councilman Ed Delia voted against the resolution.

Included in the redevelopment study area are: the theatre property, the Berkeley Heights Developers Property, otherwise called the Kings property; Block 702, lot 18; the Sherman ...

After Latest Executive Order from Governor Christie, City of Summit Officials Await Updated Bridge Construction Status

SUMMIT, NJ - In the wake of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announcing the enactment of Executive Order 213 -- under which the state Treasurer "is directed to make available general funds for expenses determined to be absolutely essential for the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the State of New Jersey, or that are required to ensure the ...

Hook Truck Will Turn One Truck Into Many In Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHT, NJ - Questions raised during the July 26 Township Committee meeting about why the township was spending $93,000 on a hook truck received answers at the Aug. 9 meeting.

The hook truck was one of many items included in a more than $1 million Bond Ordinance that was introduced at the July 26 meeting. There had been a presentation on ...

At-risk youth hear message of PRIDE at Annual Youth Conference

August 20, 2016

UNION, NJ - More than 200 youth living within the child welfare system from throughout New Jersey heard that PRIDE – preparation, resiliency, intelligence, discipline and exercise – can help them achieve their goals in life. That was the message from the keynote speaker at the 2016 Annual Youth Conference hosted by Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at Kean University this week. Also ...

Empowering Survivors, Summit Area YMCA's Cancer Recovery Program Offers New Sessions Starting Sept. 13

SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning September 13, the Summit Area YMCA will debut three new sessions of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a 12-week recovery program for cancer survivors.

Offered at both the Summit YMCA and Berkeley Heights YMCA, LIVESTRONG  is a research-based physical and wellness program in which Summit Area YMCA staff work with participants to achieve their goals.

LIVESTRONG fulfills ...

Heroin and Opioid Addiction Has No Boundaries: Mayors' Town Hall Forum Reveals Surprising Statistics

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Drug problems have moved into the suburbs. -- “Everybody thinks that drugs and alcohol is a problem in the cities," said New Providence Mayor Al Morgan. "That’s not true – all of our towns have a problem." 

"The general public has to know what really goes on in our towns," said Morgan. "We are not going to stick our head in ...

Postal Annex: How to Create the Best Care Package for Your College Student, Military Member, or Friend

August 13, 2016

BASKING RIDGE, NJ-  Postal Annex's home office's Nicole Weatherstone shared her article "How to Create the Best Care Package for Your College Student, Military Member, or Friend" with our Basking Ridge store and we would like to share it.

Whether you’re a parent of a college student, have a military service-member in your family, or a good friend far ...

Have You Seen Dumbledore, the Cat?

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dumbledore, a 5 year old cat with a black collar with a bell, went missing during his family's recent move to a new home. His carrier broke and he ran off.

He was last seen on Aug. 10 on Gales Drive in New Providence. He's diabetic and needs insulin ASAP.

If you have any information please call Stacy at (201)704-2008 or Mike at ...

Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission Promotes Stormwater Awareness at Street Fair, Raffles Off Rain Barrels

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - At the recent street fair in Berkeley Heights, the Environmental Commission promoted stormwater awareness with displays at its booth that showed how rain gardens and rain barrels can collect stormwater instead of sending it down the street into a stream or river.

“We want to encourage our residents to be aware of what they can do for ...

West Orange Man Sought in Chatham Jewelry Store Armed Robbery Now in Custody

August 13, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Raiys Grimes, 35, of West Orange, who had an arrest warrant issued for him in relation to the July 28 armed robbery of Crescent Jewelers in Chatham, turned himself in to authorities on Friday.

Morris County Superior Court Judge Ira Cohen set his bail at $200,000. Grimes and Michael Reed, 46, of Newark, have been charged with the armed robbery. A gun and some of the ...

One Man in Custody, Another at Large in Armed Robbery of Chatham Jewelers

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Newark resident Michael Reed is in custody while Raiys Grimes of West Orange is still at large in connection with the July 28 armed robbery of Chatham's Crescent Jewelers it was announced Tuesday by the Morris County Prosecutor's office.

Convicted felon Reed, 46, is charged with being one of three males who conspired to commit the robbery. Reed and ...

Newark Man Charged with Armed Robbery of Chatham Crescent Jewelers; Bail Set at $250,000

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Newark resident Michael Reed was arrested and charged on Monday in Morris County Superior Court with the July 28 robbery of Chatham's Crescent Jewelers, where more than $75,000 worth of jewelry was reportedly taken at gunpoint.

Morris County Superior Court Judge Paul W. Armstrong set bail at $250,000. Two other suspects are still at large.

Reed, 46, was ...

Union County Warns Residents of Scams Involving Callers Purporting to be Law Enforcement

August 18, 2016

UNION COUNTY,  NJ -- Union County has experienced a recent increase in the number of residents reporting attempted scams by callers purporting to be members of law enforcement and asking for money via wire transfer, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Union County Sheriff Joseph P. Cryan jointly announced Thursday.

Law enforcement agencies involved in all New Jersey ...

Overturned Motor Vehicle Accident on I-78 in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There are reports of anaccident on I-78 in Berkeley Heights Thursday afternoon at 3:16 p.m. involving an overturned vehicle beyond exit 43  Extent of injuries are unknown. Please use caution.

Chatham Borough Police Arrest Two Suspects for Burglary; Computer Snatched

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Police made two arrests on Sunday afternoon after two suspicious males were reported in the area of Weston and Van Doren avenues.

On Sunday, Aug. 14 at approximately 3 p.m., patrols responded to the area of Van Doren Avenue near Weston Avenue on a report of two suspicious males who were seen entering a garage on Van Doren. Sergeant Daryle Kelly ...

Further Action on Anco Oil Tank Removal Business Site by Berkeley Heights Board of Adjustment Awaits Answers From DEP

August 12, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—Discussions with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on setbacks for fuel tanks and questions about stormwater runoff on the Russo Place property of Anco Environmental Services, Inc. probably will precede the formal application process by Anco before the Berkeley Heights Board of Adjustment.

Anco is a company involved in oil tank removal and ...

Faith Lutheran in New Providence Helps Residents of Appalachia in Tennessee

July 28, 2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Thirty-one members of Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence – 13 adults plus 18 college and high school students – spent the week of July 10 to July 16 helping people of Cosby, an impoverished town in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee. This was the 19th consecutive year that Faith Lutheran has visited Cosby.

The effort of Faith Lutheran ...

American Ninja Warrior Finalist Anthony DeFranco Advances to Vegas: Meet and Greet Friday, Aug. 26

August 24, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Anthony DeFranco from Berkeley Heights advances to the American Ninja Warrior Las Vegas Finals by finishing 11th in the City Finals that aired on NBC on Monday, Aug. 22. The top 15 advanced.

Come by to meet DeFranco on Friday between 4 - 5 p.m. at Columbia Middle School upper field by the workout/bars. He will be signing photographs.  

Related ...

Anthony DeFranco Competes in American Warrior Ninja City Final; Airing Monday, Aug. 22 on NBC

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When word started to get around that Berkeley Heights native Anthony DeFranco would be competing on this season of American Ninja Warrior, fellow residents were excited to tune in and see how he would do.

It seemed like everyone in town was watching on a Monday night back in June when DeFranco not only completed the obstacle course, but was dubbed as the “Run of ...

Chatham's Salvas Recalls his "16 Days of Glory" as an Olympic Photographer

CHATHAM, NJ - If it's a memorable photo from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, there's a good chance Chatham's Tom Salvas was right there when it was taken.

That's because he was right there, snapping photos of the behind-the-scenes interviews conducted by Bud Greenspan in his documentary film "16 Days of Glory."

The memories have been rushing ...

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Join Us for Grand Opening of Our New Plainfield Club

August 24, 2016

Join Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new Plainfield Club at 145 Park Avenue, Plainfield on Thursday August 25 from 5 - 7 p.m.

Guests will have an opportunity to tour the new facility, meet our staff and learn about After School Programming. Parents will be able to register members for After School Programs for the new school ...

Escape to the Movies While the Kids are in School

The kids are heading back to school and moms are heading back to the movies with the Matinee Club. The Matinee Club shows first-run films at neighborhood theaters at 11:30 am, so members are out in plenty of time to make that 3 pm school run. The series runs from October to May, one morning a month and the cost is $85 for the 8 movies. There are 6 series offered in 5 different locations ...

Warren Hosts American Heart Association First Aid Course, Sign Up Now

The Warren Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has limited seating for an "American Heart Association First Aid Course” being held on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Warren Township Rescue Squad Building, 6 Bardy Rd, Warren. Kindly submit a $40 check made payable to “Township of Warren” the evening of the class. This ...

Union County Town Hall Forum on 'Drugs in our Communities'

August 4, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - New Providence Mayor Al Morgan and Springfield Deputy Mayor Ziad Andrew Shehady are co-host to the Town Hall Forum on "drugs in our Community" from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 4 at the Springfield Municipal Building located at 100 Mountain Avenue in Springfield. 

Featured speaker and special guest is Union County Acting Prosecutor Grace Park. She will be ...

Essex County Officials Dedicate Search and Rescue Dog Statue at Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial

August 23, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ – A four-foot-tall “Search and Rescue Dog” Statue has been added to the Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial in West Orange to commemorate the role that dogs had in the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center and Pentagon after the 9/11 attacks.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. joined New Jersey Attorney General ...

Why Do You Think That We Think That You Think You Want to Go to School Here?

On most college application supplements this fall you’ll find a question along the lines of, “Why do you believe you’re a good fit for our university?”  If students responded with what’s actually in their head, answers would probably look something like this:

“Are you kidding?  Everyone wants to go to your school, of course I do ...

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Have You Seen Dumbledore, the Cat?

August 12, 2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dumbledore, a 5 year old cat with a black collar with a bell, went missing during his family's recent move to a new home. His carrier broke and he ran off.

He was last seen on Aug. 10 on Gales Drive in New Providence. He's diabetic and needs insulin ASAP.

If you have any information please call Stacy at (201)704-2008 or Mike at ...

Consumers’ Perception of U.S. Housing Gains Ground; Boomers Make Noise While Millennials Exercise Patience in Quest for Homes

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today released results of its latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey indicating that current and prospective homeowners remain optimistic about the current state of the U.S. real estate market. Respondents cite higher home values, increasing housing inventory and low interest rates as ...

NASDAQ Posts Eighth Week of Gains

August 24, 2016

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

- Pablo Picasso

The S&P 500 and Dow ended last week slightly lower, but the NASDAQ posted an eighth straight week of gains for the first time since 2010. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.01%, the Dow fell 0.13%, the NASDAQ gained 0.10%,and the MSCI EAFE lost 0.64%

What is the Fed ...

Together Forward with Bavoso and Couto!

August 21, 2016

Dear Editor,

This November the citizens of Berkeley Heights have the opportunity to keep our community moving FORWARD.  Peter Bavoso and Manuel Couto are the correct choice for Berkeley Heights Town Council.  It is exciting to have two candidates, who seek to build upon the progress happening in Berkeley Heights. They continue to share their ideas and vision, emphasizing the ...

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Chatham Township Police Report Mercedes-Benz Stolen

August 24, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - On Sunday, Aug. 21 a 2016 Mercedes-Benz was stolen from a Plymouth Drive residence sometime in the overnight hours.

The theft was reported after the owner discovered the vehicle missing later that morning. A key fob for the vehicle had been left in another unlocked vehicle in the driveway. This case remains under investigation.

Thefts from Parked Vehicles

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