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

July 17, 2018

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

July 16, 2018

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 ...

New Providence Fireworks Rescheduled to Thursday, July 5

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Due to torrential rain, the New Providence Fireworks, originally scheduled for tonight, is rescheduled for Thursday, July 5. The festivities on South Street begins at 7 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. 

The event includes entertainment by DJ Souren of Club Souren on South Street. There will be “Chalk on South” ...

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July 12, 2018

 

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

You.

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 ...

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 ...

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

July 8, 2018

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 ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, ...

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 ...

New Banners Celebrating the History of Berkeley Heights Now Line Springfield Avenue

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - From July 10 through September of 2018, residents and visitors to Downtown Berkeley Heights will be treated to a history lesson.  A series of banners depicting game-changing inventions, beloved landmarks, and local traditions celebrate those things that are unique to Berkeley Heights. 

The Berkeley Heights Downtown Beautification Committee (DBC), the Historical ...

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

July 17, 2018

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 ...

17 Fascinating Facts About Rutgers Athletics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond.

Here are 17 on the field and off the field things this took place this past academic year at Rutgers University:

1. Rutgers had four ...

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 ...

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, ...

New Restaurant Buys ‘Pocketed’ Westfield Liquor License

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council approved the transfer of a liquor license to Westfield Hospitality LLC for its Westfield Fish & Brew Company during the council's meeting Tuesday night. The license had been bought from Jeffrey’s when it closed in 2014 and remained unused, or “pocketed,” by that owner until now.

Though the restaurant does not ...

Residents Help Berkeley Heights Pass the 100 Pound Milestone for the Trex Thin Film Plastics Recycling Challenge

July 3, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – With 104.9 pounds of thin film plastic garbage collected as of Friday, June 29, Berkeley Heights residents helped their community pass the 100 pound milestone in the Trex Thin Film Plastics Recycling Challenge (Trex Challenge). This brings community more than one-fifth of the way to meeting its 500 pounds goal by December 1, 2018 so that Trex – a company ...

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

July 12, 2018

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 ...

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 ...

Can You Pin The Birth Date On The Donkey?

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Pin The Tail on The Donkey is a game that dates back to 1899 and has long been a staple of children's birthday parties. A new twist on the game will raise funds for a real life, long-eared equine — pin the birth date on the donkey.

Donkeys, Edith and her daughter, Gloria were a gift to Christiana Capra, founder and director of Spring Reins of Life, ...

Chlorine Drum Rupture Shuts Down Nomahegan Swim Club in Westfield

July 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ - A ruptured chlorine drum has forced closure of Nomahegan Swim Club on Springfield Avenue Friday afternoon.

According to a Westfield police officer on the scene, a 1,000-gallon drum of chlorine ruptured.

In addition to the swim club being closed, some area streets around the swim club near the border of Mountainside and Springfield have been cordoned off. According to one ...

Berkeley Heights Police Department Partners with 7-Eleven in Operation Tasty Ticket: Kids Rewarded for Positive Actions

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This summer, children will have the chance to earn a free Slurpee while having positive interactions with law enforcement officers from Berkeley Heights Police Department. Starting July 5, 2018, Berkeley Heights Police Department Officers will "ticket" juveniles by rewarding them for good deeds, bicycle safety, constructive activities and acts of ...

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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Have Your Voice Heard Tonight on Vote for $4 Million Extra for Municipal Complex

July 10, 2018

The Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex project is the largest and most expensive local public project we will likely witness as Berkeley Heights residents. It is a vast responsibility. Therefore, it was concerning to learn that the Township Council and Mayor placed an ordinance on the agenda June 26 for an additional $4 million for the municipal complex without much regard to time.

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 ...

Beneficiary Forms - As Important as Your Will

As you plan for the future, don’t leave out one of the most overlooked must-do’s: naming the beneficiaries of your retirement assets. Updating your beneficiary forms ensures that the legacy you worked so hard to build will be distributed correctly. Don’t delay -- the designations on your beneficiary forms supersede those stated in your Will. 

Try answering the ...

17 Years Running and the Pizza is still Hot!! The Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza is July 25, 2018

July 16, 2018

The 17th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza, now more often referred to as the ‘Pizza Run’ will be here in no time! Don’t forget to sign up for a night of running, pizza, prizes, and entertainment! The event will be held on July 25, 2018 with a start time of 7 pm. Register online at PracticeHard.com before our Monday July 23, 2018, at 11:59 pm deadline will be ...

Union County’s Free Summer Arts Festival Continues July 18 at Echo Lake Park Featuring 5 Against 1

The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday July 18, with the band 5 Against 1, a Pearl Jam  tribute band, taking the stage at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

The free series, presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders,is held at Echo Lake Park during July and moves to Oak Ridge Park in Clark during August.

5 Against 1, which ...

Award-Winning Senior Art Exhibited at Freeholders Gallery

A new exhibit of award winning artworks by local artists age 60 and up is now on display at the Freeholders Gallery through August 29. Each of the 13 works received first place honors in the countywide Senior Art Exhibit held earlier this summer in the Atrium at Liberty Hall in Union Township.

“Each in their own unique way, these artists have contributed to an enriching, creative ...

Union County Students Invited to Experience a Unique Silent Party

Students ages 12 to 16 are invited to “Youth Chella,” a silent party scheduled for Friday, Aug.16 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Union County’s Watchung Reservation at the Trailside Nature and Science Center, 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.

Admission and refreshments are free with the donation of a snack item. The donations will be provided to students in the ...

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 ...

Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood Warnings in Effect for Berkeley Heights Tuesday Afternoon

July 3, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Union County until 2:30 p.m. and a flash flood warning until 5 p.m.

“Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding,” the service warned. “Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.”

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Wed, July 18, 10:30 AM

Berkeley Heights Public Library, Berkeley Heights

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Wed, July 18, 7:30 PM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

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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 ...

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 ...