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Graduation Day at Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy

July 20, 2018

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The first class of the summer at the Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy graduated on Friday, July 20, following a week of exciting and educational activities.

The program began with a presentation of a $1,000 check from Dr. Patrick Smith, the race director of the Berkeley Heights 5K. The proceeds from the run/walk go to support community activities through ...

I-78 Closed Near Exit 43 in Both Directions Due to Major Accident

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Interstate 78 is closed in both directions following a serious motor vehicle accident on I78 Westbound, near Exit 43, at Diamond Hill Road, according to multiple reports. Expect delays of up to an hour according to 511nj.org.

Traffic is being detoured while accident investigation is taking place. all lanes are closed.

According to a report on ...

Lantern Hill Launches Valet Parking for Guests

Lantern Hill, a premier Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey has launched a valet parking service for guests of residents and other visitors to the campus. Valet parking is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week.

“We’ve received a very positive response from residents and guests about our valet service,” said Security and ...

Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA Breakers Swim Team Finishes Season with Victory

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA (BHCP) "Breakers" swim team held its final swim meet on Wednesday night at home, beginning with a team picture and a celebration of its graduating seniors. 

Even after moving up a division in the North New Jersey Summer Swim League this year, the BHCP Breakers had a 7-1 record this season with ...

Photo Contest Winners Announced; Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Wednesday with The Infernos

July 17, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The winners of the 2017 TAPinto Summer Concert Photo Contest are the Greco Family and Gov. Livingston teachers Lisa Dhaibar, Staci Toporek, Renee Murillo and Debora Thedinga. Contest sponsors are Dr. Patrick Smith of Smith Chiropractic, Goodman's Deli and Restaurant and Delicious Heights.

The Greco family won a Goodman's Delli & ...

Family Friendly Fireworks On Sunday were a Prelude to Monday’s Extravaganza at the Mt. Carmel Feast

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Food, fireworks, rides, friends and great music draw the crowds to the annual Mt. Carmel Feast.

Sunday evening the family friendly fireworks display capped off an evening of fun for those who brought the kids to the fair. This was  a smaller display than will the one scheduled for Monday night that will conclude the four-day festival at Mt. Carmel Field, ...

Fireworks, Food and Family Fun at Four-day Mt. Carmel Festival, July 13-16

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. – It’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a four-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun, located at Mt. Carmel Field in Berkeley Heights.

The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 13 through Monday, July 16. Those four nights will include concerts, games, and ...

Lantern Hill Launches Valet Parking for Guests

July 19, 2018

Lantern Hill, a premier Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey has launched a valet parking service for guests of residents and other visitors to the campus. Valet parking is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week.

“We’ve received a very positive response from residents and guests about our valet service,” said Security and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - TAPinto Berkeley Heights has one primary focus.

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It might not always look that way. After all, most of our articles aren't really about you, but things TAPinto editors think you care about. Such as what the Berkeley Heights Council is doing. What's happening with the Municipal Complex. And the biggest upcoming events in the township and ...

Lassus Wherley joins Private Wealth Division at Peapack Gladstone Bank

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Lassus Wherley & Associates, P.C., a private wealth management firm, with its headquarters in New Providence and a second office in Bonita Springs, Fla., has joined the private wealth management division at Peapack-Gladstone Bank as a subsidiary,

Last week Lassus Wherley CEO Clare E. Wherley said “Nothing will change.” She and President ...

Graduation Day at Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy

July 20, 2018

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The first class of the summer at the Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy graduated on Friday, July 20, following a week of exciting and educational activities.

The program began with a presentation of a $1,000 check from Dr. Patrick Smith, the race director of the Berkeley Heights 5K. The proceeds from the run/walk go to support community activities through ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Gov. Livingston 2018 Graduate Nicholas Kwan Receives Suburban Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship for Outstanding Community Service

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston 2018 graduate Nicholas Kwan was the Berkeley Heights recipient of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 for his outstanding community service. Dr. Patrick Smith of Smith Chiropractic and the Vice Chairman of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce presented the scholarship to Kwan at an awards ceremony at Gov. Livingston ...

Berkeley Heights Communications Committee Invites Residents to a Community Feedback Session for upcoming Township Website Development Project

July 16, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Berkeley Heights Communications Committee (BHCC) invites residents to a “Community Demonstration and Feedback Forum” for upcoming Township Website Development project at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 at the Berkeley Heights Town Hall, located at 29 Park Ave.

The BHCC kicked off a Website Modernization Project following a presentation ...

Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex is a ‘Go’

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Before the final vote on the $4 million supplemental bond issue took place last week, Mayor Robert Woodruff gave an impassioned speech on the reasons why a new municipal complex was needed and how it came to be financed and located along the NJ Transit Tracks, adjacent to the current building.

He based his comment on the old saying, “The face of a town is the ...

Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA Breakers Swim Team Finishes Season with Victory

July 19, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA (BHCP) "Breakers" swim team held its final swim meet on Wednesday night at home, beginning with a team picture and a celebration of its graduating seniors. 

Even after moving up a division in the North New Jersey Summer Swim League this year, the BHCP Breakers had a 7-1 record this season with ...

Ryan Davis Finishes in 4-way Tie for Fifth Place in U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional

WESTFIELD, NJ - Just 2.7 miles from the first round of the USGA Junior Amateur Championship at famed Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, former Governor Livingston standout and current Penn State junior Ryan Davis of Berkeley Heights was attempting to qualify for a USGA event at a famed golf venue in Westfield.

Davis shot a 2-under-par (72-69--141), finishing in a 4-way tie for fifth ...

Tee times, Pairings Announced for Start of Next Week’s U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Baltusrol GC in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – The USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship starts Monday.  The pairings for the first two rounds of the 71st edition were recently announced.

Monday (July 16) and Tuesday (July 17) tee times will be played on the 7,280-yard, par-71 Upper Course and at the 7,313-yard, par-70 Lower Course at Baltusrol Golf Club.

Monday, Tuesday tee times & pairings

The ...

Photo Contest Winners Announced; Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Wednesday with The Infernos

July 17, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The winners of the 2017 TAPinto Summer Concert Photo Contest are the Greco Family and Gov. Livingston teachers Lisa Dhaibar, Staci Toporek, Renee Murillo and Debora Thedinga. Contest sponsors are Dr. Patrick Smith of Smith Chiropractic, Goodman's Deli and Restaurant and Delicious Heights.

The Greco family won a Goodman's Delli & ...

Mt. Carmel Feast Day, July 16, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Monday, July 16, the celebration of Mt. Carmel Feast continued with a procession around town, a mass at the Church of the Little Flower, and a picnic at Peppertown Park. 

The Metropolitan Festival Band played during the morning while walking in the procession, then played during the picnic. The band is a regular feature on Feast Day.

The picnic ...

Family Friendly Fireworks On Sunday were a Prelude to Monday’s Extravaganza at the Mt. Carmel Feast

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Food, fireworks, rides, friends and great music draw the crowds to the annual Mt. Carmel Feast.

Sunday evening the family friendly fireworks display capped off an evening of fun for those who brought the kids to the fair. This was  a smaller display than will the one scheduled for Monday night that will conclude the four-day festival at Mt. Carmel Field, ...

Luminous MedSpa Introduces New Second Location, 'About Face' by Luminous

July 17, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Luminous MedSpa and Salon is proud to introduce their NEW second location, “About Face” by Luminous.   “About Face” is under the strict medical direction of Dr Richard Maggio, Medical Director, and Master Aesthetician Heather Hoffman.

“About Face” by Luminous specializes in Coolsculpting, Ultherapy, Gainswave, Fraxel Lasering, Skin ...

Arbor Terrace Mountainside Prepares to Welcome First Residents

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Contractors and employees spent the past week polishing, training and putting the finishing touches on the interior of Arbor Terrace Mountainside. On Monday, July 16, the first residents will be moving in.

On Thursday, July 12, Senior Care Counselor Maria Owens gave TAPinto a guided tour of the three-story senior living facility which provides both assisted living ...

Berkeley Heights 2017 Charity 5K Raises $17,000; Gearing Up for 2018 Race

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 21st annual Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk generated $17,000, with nearly 450 runners and walkers took to the township streets on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

“Bright sunshine and crystal blue skies continued to bless us this year for our 21st annual Berkeley Heights 5K and we had another wonderful community ...

Slide Show: Side Saddle At the USET

July 15, 2018

BEDMINSTER TWP., N.J. — The backdrop of historic Hamilton Farm was appropriate for a horse show that was reminiscent of a time long ago.

All the classes in the show on July 14 were ridden in side saddles. The show followed three days of Camp Leaping Horn where riders learned from top clinicians from around the world. The classes included modern as well as historic attired for ladies. On ...

Graduation Day at Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy

July 20, 2018

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The first class of the summer at the Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy graduated on Friday, July 20, following a week of exciting and educational activities.

The program began with a presentation of a $1,000 check from Dr. Patrick Smith, the race director of the Berkeley Heights 5K. The proceeds from the run/walk go to support community activities through ...

I-78 Closed Near Exit 43 in Both Directions Due to Major Accident

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Interstate 78 is closed in both directions following a serious motor vehicle accident on I78 Westbound, near Exit 43, at Diamond Hill Road, according to multiple reports. Expect delays of up to an hour according to 511nj.org.

Traffic is being detoured while accident investigation is taking place. all lanes are closed.

According to a report on ...

Mt. Carmel Feast Day, July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Monday, July 16, the celebration of Mt. Carmel Feast continued with a procession around town, a mass at the Church of the Little Flower, and a picnic at Peppertown Park. 

The Metropolitan Festival Band played during the morning while walking in the procession, then played during the picnic. The band is a regular feature on Feast Day.

The picnic ...

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TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features New Providence Dentistry

July 17, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto "Summer Spotlight on Business" features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories.

This edition features New Providence Dentistry, operated by Dr. Beth Herko and her staff of ...

Avoiding 10% Tax Penalty

Do you want access to money from your retirement accounts but aren't sure of the real costs involved?

Most retirement accounts have a set age requirement you must reach before making penalty-free income distributions, which is usually 59.5 but can sometimes be as early as age 50. If you decide to access your accounts earlier, you could face penalties ranging from 10%-25%, which is not ...

Enjoy a Lifetime of Discovery in Union County Parks

July 18, 2018

July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and Union County residents are invited to celebrate this year by exploring “undiscovered” programs and activities found throughout the nearly 6,200 acres of the Union County parks system.

“Union County was one of the very first counties in the United States to establish its own county-based park system for nature conservation and ...

Union County Honored for History Projects

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that two national achievement recognitions for history projects have been presented to the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a division of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

“Union County is rich in history, and this Freeholder Board is committed to engaging the public with ...

Union County College Foundation’s 3rd “Close the Gap” Campaign Surpasses Goal

CRANFORD, NJ – With over 150 guests and volunteers in attendance, the Union County College Foundation surpassed their goal and raised nearly $55,000 at their 3rd Annual Close the Gap Campaign cocktail reception. Held on July 11, in the Richel Student Commons at the College’s Cranford campus, this campaign was developed by a small group of dedicated community volunteers to support the ...

ReNew Salon and Spa Welcomes Senior Stylist Joan Mormilo

GILLETTE, NJ - ReNew Salon and Spa welcomes Senior Stylist Joan Mormilo to their staff. Mormilo brings with her over 20 years of excellent customer service in the salon and spa industry.

She has extensive product knowledge, focuses on keeping up-to-date on industry standards and practices, believes in mentoring young stylists, and is a team player who strives to ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

July 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, July 21, 10:30 AM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

Cuba: Observations of a Photographer

Arts & Entertainment Travel

Sat, July 21, 10:30 AM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

Cuba: Observations of a Photographer at NPML

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, July 22, 2:00 PM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Moths and other Pollinators

Education Green

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Tue, July 24, 3:00 PM

Grillestone Restaurant , Scotch Plains

Hear the Story of Amelia Earhart, America's Most ...

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Tue, July 24, 5:30 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Summit Area YMCA Swim Team Tryouts July 24th

Health & Wellness

Special June Episode of 'Berkeley Heights Here & Now' Features 6th Annual Street Fair

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Berkeley Heights Communications Committee (BHCC) today announced a special edition of Berkeley Heights Here & Now is available on the Township website, www.berkeleyheightstwpnj.gov.

 

The special episode features the 6th Annual Berkeley Heights Street Fair held on June 24 and includes onsite interviews with attending residents/visitors, event ...

And Over Here is the Dining Hall 2

My very first job in admissions was while I was still an undergraduate myself as a tour guide.  Very early on they indoctrinated us with some tricks of the trade.  It’s a dining hall, not a cafeteria.  A residence hall, not a dorm.  If you have to divulge some negative bit of information, sandwich it between two positives.  There were instructions for glossing over ...

Women Have Special Financial Needs That Advisors Overlook

Women have special financial needs that advisors overlook in two ways: 1) advisors don’t always acknowledge the different planning needs women have and 2) advisors don’t always communicate well with female clients – especially if the client comes to a meeting with her husband. It’s very common for a male advisor to spend much or most of the face time in meetings talking to ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...