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Classic, Vintage and Custom Car Owners Throttle Down and Rumble into Somerville to Park Their Rides on Main Street

May 26, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of vintage, customized and classic car owners have been looking forward to Friday night for several months, waiting to show off their prized American iron.

Their highly-prized automobiles are reflective of a time when seat belts were optional, distracted driving meant no fuzzy dice hanging off the mirrors and topping off the gas tank only took a pocketful of ...

Governor Livingston High School Among Five Schools Recognized by Freeholders for UCSTEP Success

ELIZABETH, NJ —  “It’s nice to look out into a happy crowd this evening,” Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen said at the start of Thursday’s Freeholder meeting, which was dedicated to awarding grants.

Freeholders Linda Carter and Al Mirabella presented five county high schools with funds to reward their efforts in their Union County Student ...

Congressman Lance to Hold Town Hall in Cranford

Congressman Leonard Lance announced today that he will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 30 at Cranford's Union County College Campus.

This will be Lance's 44th town hall. He plans to take questions and discuss topics including tax reform, health care, President Trump's budget plan and foreign affairs, according to a press release sent from Lance's office. Additionally, ...

5 Union County High Schools Recognized by Freeholders for UCSTEP Success

ELIZABETH, NJ —  “It’s nice to look out into a happy crowd this evening,” Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen said at the start of Thursday’s Freeholder meeting, which was dedicated to awarding grants.

Freeholders Linda Carter and Al Mirabella presented five county high schools with funds to reward their efforts in their Union County Student ...

Congressman Lance to Hold Town Hall in Cranford

May 26, 2017

Congressman Leonard Lance announced today that he will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 30 at Cranford's Union County College Campus.

This will be Lance's 44th town hall. He plans to take questions and discuss topics including tax reform, health care, President Trump's budget plan and foreign affairs, according to a press release sent from Lance's office. Additionally, ...

Former Marine Joins Berkeley Heights Police Department

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The police department gained a new officer Tuesday night when Mayor Robert Woodruff swore in Probationary Patrolman John J. Falivene.

Chief John DiPasquale introduced Falivene and his family. "This is a big day for us. We like to ...  introduce them to all the residents and the Council and the mayor," he said.

Falivene grew up in Blairstown and ...

New York General Consulate of Mexico in Roselle this Week to Help Immigrants Get Documentation Services

ROSELLE, NJ - Representatives from Adelante Alliance New Jersey and the New York General Consulate of Mexico are in Roselle this week to help give immigrants in the tristate area an opportunity to begin procedures to obtain passports, a consular identification cards, birth certificates, and dual citizenship.

Immigrants came from as far away as Dover, NJ on Tuesday Morning to the Roselle Fire ...

Governor Livingston High School Among Five Schools Recognized by Freeholders for UCSTEP Success

May 26, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ —  “It’s nice to look out into a happy crowd this evening,” Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen said at the start of Thursday’s Freeholder meeting, which was dedicated to awarding grants.

Freeholders Linda Carter and Al Mirabella presented five county high schools with funds to reward their efforts in their Union County Student ...

5 Union County High Schools Recognized by Freeholders for UCSTEP Success

ELIZABETH, NJ —  “It’s nice to look out into a happy crowd this evening,” Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen said at the start of Thursday’s Freeholder meeting, which was dedicated to awarding grants.

Freeholders Linda Carter and Al Mirabella presented five county high schools with funds to reward their efforts in their Union County Student ...

Students at Thomas P. Hughes Elementary School Enjoy Unique Assembly to Mark Cinco De Mayo

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On May 12, students at Thomas P. Hughes Elementary School in Berkeley Heights were treated to a live musical and dance performance by the renowned touring group Mexico Beyond Mariachi. 

Timed to correlate with the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, this informative and fun experience takes students to the heart of vibrant Mexican culture, past and present. The ...

Baseball: Serretti Walk Off Extends Gov. Livingston Highlander Season

May 26, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The  Gov. Livingston baseball team staged a dramatic 7th inning comeback to defeat Raritan 5-4 after the visiting Rockets stunned the Highlanders by scoring three times with two outs in the top half of the inning to take a 4-3 lead. Facing a season ending loss the Highlanders loaded the bases before  Dan Serretti (2-4,3 RBI) set off a wild ...

Tour of Somerville: USA Collegiate Cycling Champion Determined to Arrive on Time From Ireland

SOMERVILLE, NJ – National Collegiate Cycling Champion Noah Granigan’s transatlantic journey to participate in the 74th annual Tour of Somerville senior men’s bike race will add yet another rich chapter to the extraordinary history of what has been described as the Kentucky Derby of Competitive Cycling.

For Granigan, the grueling marathon begins early on Memorial Day, May 29, ...

Gov. Livingston Girls Lacrosse Stuns New Providence In Season Finale with 10-9 Victory

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Lindsay Gerrato’s seven goals proved to be too much as Governor Livingston (9-10) edged their bordering rivals in New Providence (12-5), 10-9, in both teams' season finales in front of a packed crowd at Snyder Field in Berkeley Heights under the lights..

Gerrato proved to be just as relentless as ever against Pioneer goalie Sarah Zeto, scoring all six ...

Classic, Vintage and Custom Car Owners Throttle Down and Rumble into Somerville to Park Their Rides on Main Street

May 26, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of vintage, customized and classic car owners have been looking forward to Friday night for several months, waiting to show off their prized American iron.

Their highly-prized automobiles are reflective of a time when seat belts were optional, distracted driving meant no fuzzy dice hanging off the mirrors and topping off the gas tank only took a pocketful of ...

Tour of Somerville: USA Collegiate Cycling Champion Determined to Arrive on Time From Ireland

SOMERVILLE, NJ – National Collegiate Cycling Champion Noah Granigan’s transatlantic journey to participate in the 74th annual Tour of Somerville senior men’s bike race will add yet another rich chapter to the extraordinary history of what has been described as the Kentucky Derby of Competitive Cycling.

For Granigan, the grueling marathon begins early on Memorial Day, May 29, ...

MusicFest at Mary K. McMillin Drew a Crowd

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Mary K. McMillin PTO held its annual MusicFest on Friday May 18 at the school, featuring music performed by Hoboken’s premier children’s band, The Fuzzy Lemons.  The students and their families spent the evening listening to both familiar and original tunes of the band.  "This PTO sponsored event is ...

Music Therapist Joins Staff of Peace of Mind Counseling and Wellness Center

May 23, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The oft misquoted line, "Music has charms to soothe the savage breast," from the poem "The Mourning Bride," by William Congreve, could very well be the mantra of music therapists. Music is universal and allows you to access some of your deepest emotions -- ones you may not be aware you are experiencing.

Just ask Music Therapist Adam ...

Somerset Patriots Help Atlantic League Celebrate 20th Anniversary

On May 20, 1998, the first ever Atlantic League of Professional Baseball game was played at the Sandcastle in Atlantic City, New Jersey between the Atlantic City Surf and the Somerset Patriots. The newly founded six-team independent league had come to fruition after a three-year process that began when founder Frank Boulton was looking to move one of his minor league teams to the Long ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Celebrating 30th Anniversary with Special Bonus Savings

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This year marks Edison Heating and Cooling’s 30th anniversary and, in honor of its three decades of service, the company is offering customers special bonus savings. Through the end of June, residential costumers can receive $2,000 off any combined high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner purchase and installation.

“Our Double Coupon ...

Acai Bowl Craze Comes to New Providence at Bagel Cafe

May 16, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Bagel Cafe, your neighborhood stop for hand-rolled bagels, healthy specialty sandwiches and salads, and freshly brewed locally-roasted coffee is now your neighborhood fix for Acai Bowls.

What is an Acai Bowl? The main ingredient in the bowls is the acai berry which comes from acai trees native to Central and South America. The bowls, typically eaten as ...

DRIP Coffee Opens on Main Street in Chatham; Fills Void Left By Cafe Beethoven Closing

CHATHAM, NJ - There is no sign on the front yet, but Chatham residents are finding their way to the DRIP coffee shop, which opened on Main Street Thursday.

"Yes, I'm very excited to have DRIP in Chatham," Erin, a Chatham resident, said. "I've been going to the Madison one for about a year now so it's nice to have one in town that I can walk to."

DRIP has ...

Family Promise President Ehlers Named to Fed’s Community Advisory Group

May 22, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Claas Ehlers, president of Summit-based national nonprofit Family Promise, has been named to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Community Advisory Group (CAG), which is comprised of leaders of nonprofit organizations, community development organizations, and philanthropic foundations from throughout the Federal Reserve’s Second District.

Community ...

Tot Trot Set for June 4; Kids Run Benefits TryCAN Collaboration

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's (SJFC) 39th Annual Tot Trot, a fun run for children ages 2 - 10 years of age, will be held on June 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Summit's Memorial Park.

The 2017 event will benefit the TryCAN Collaboration, a 501(c)(3) organization that offers a variety of recreation programs and events for youth with special needs as well as ...

Weather Didn't Dampen Relay for Life's Success in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights went off without a hitch thanks to the hard work of the volunteer committees who worked tirelessly to pull off the last minute change of venue on Saturday, May 13 -- raising in excess of $150,000 for the American Cancer Society.

With a forecast of a Nor'easter strength storm coming through the area, the committee ...

Record Crowd Turns Out for Summit Area YMCA Mother's Day 5K in Berkeley Heights

May 25, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The skies cleared in the nick of time to kick off the Summit Area YMCA Mother's Day 5K to a record crowd of 1,368 on Sunday, May 14 at Memorial Field in Berkeley Heights. After a full day of driving rain the previous day, the morning of the event was greeted by cool breezes and partly cloudy skies, perfect for participants in the run/walk.

Dr. Donald ...

Music Therapist Joins Staff of Peace of Mind Counseling and Wellness Center

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The oft misquoted line, "Music has charms to soothe the savage breast," from the poem "The Mourning Bride," by William Congreve, could very well be the mantra of music therapists. Music is universal and allows you to access some of your deepest emotions -- ones you may not be aware you are experiencing.

Just ask Music Therapist Adam ...

Recognizing Early Signs of Stroke Saves Lives; Kirshner Achieves Full Recovery Thanks to Overlook Medical Center's Professional Team

SUMMIT, NJ -  Radio personalities Mark Mitchell and Steve Pelletier of WMTR 1250 AM Classic Oldies aired live from various area hospitals including Overlook Medical Center in Summit to honor the incredible work of nurses for a special Nurses Week series as well as bring awareness to American Stroke Month.

On Thursday, Pelletier interviewed stroke victim Ruth ...

Missing Endangered Juvenile from Bloomfield Essex County

May 24, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department is seeking assistance in locating the attached missing juvenile. We are asking anyone who has seen or come in contact with this juvenile to contact the Bloomfield Police at (973) 680-4141.

Jack was last seen by his parents on 05/22/2017 at 07:15. Jack is a student at Bloomfield High School but was absent today. No clothing description ...

Former Marine Joins Berkeley Heights Police Department

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The police department gained a new officer Tuesday night when Mayor Robert Woodruff swore in Probationary Patrolman John J. Falivene.

Chief John DiPasquale introduced Falivene and his family. "This is a big day for us. We like to ...  introduce them to all the residents and the Council and the mayor," he said.

Falivene grew up in Blairstown and ...

Watchung Planning Board Hears Redevelopment Plan for Sears Property, Developer Will Donate Mural If It's Savable

May 17, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - Seritage Growth Properties was back in front of the Watchung Planning Board on Tuesday seeking preliminary site plan approval for the redevelopment of the Sears property on Route 22, and assured the board that if the " Legends of Watchung" mural can be saved, the company would donate it to the Borough of Watchung.

The board voted to have the Borough's attorney ...

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Imagine recognizes talented young Artists

May 25, 2017

 

Katie Rao and Alex Fontz of South Plainfield High School received Certificates of Appreciation for their outstanding volunteer contribution of artwork at the new Imagine Center in Mountainside.  We will be forever grateful for their talent and unique expression for our memory tree murals that captured exactly what we hoped for to make our space warm, safe, nurturing and ...

Special Needs Youth Events and Programs are Set for This Summer

TryCAN participants and families are invited to attend the Summit Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony and march under the TryCAN banner, giving TryCAN kids a chance to comfortably march with pride in a parade! The parade is held Monday May 29, marching through Summit to Summit’s Village Green.  Look for the TryCAN mentors and the TryCAN banner at 25 DeForest Avenue in Summit at 9:30 ...

Congressman Lance Offers High School Students Service Academy Opportunity

BRANCHBURG, NJ – High students throughout the New Jersey 7th Congressional District have the opportunity to attend Congressman Leonard Lance’s annual Service Academy Information Fair. Lance’s annual event draws dozens of interested high school students considering attending one of the service academies following high school graduation.

“The academy fair allows ...

Union County Clerk Extends Office Hours, June 3rd for Last-Minute Mail-In Primary Election Voters

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will open her offices in Elizabeth and Westfield on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for voters seeking last-minute mail-in ballots.  The offices at the Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street room 113 in Elizabeth, and the office at the Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East in Westfield, will open as a public service for voters who ...

Tour of Somerville: USA Collegiate Cycling Champion Determined to Arrive on Time From Ireland

May 25, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – National Collegiate Cycling Champion Noah Granigan’s transatlantic journey to participate in the 74th annual Tour of Somerville senior men’s bike race will add yet another rich chapter to the extraordinary history of what has been described as the Kentucky Derby of Competitive Cycling.

For Granigan, the grueling marathon begins early on Memorial Day, May 29, ...

Governor Livingston High School Among Five Schools Recognized by Freeholders for UCSTEP Success

May 26, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ —  “It’s nice to look out into a happy crowd this evening,” Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen said at the start of Thursday’s Freeholder meeting, which was dedicated to awarding grants.

Freeholders Linda Carter and Al Mirabella presented five county high schools with funds to reward their efforts in their Union County Student ...

Classic, Vintage and Custom Car Owners Throttle Down and Rumble into Somerville to Park Their Rides on Main Street

May 26, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of vintage, customized and classic car owners have been looking forward to Friday night for several months, waiting to show off their prized American iron.

Their highly-prized automobiles are reflective of a time when seat belts were optional, distracted driving meant no fuzzy dice hanging off the mirrors and topping off the gas tank only took a pocketful of ...

TAPinto Spotlight on eMedical Urgent Care

TAPinto "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 eMedical Urgent Care was founded 30 years ago to treat a variety of medical conditions by ...

Getting a Mini-Fridge and Other College Essentials

Hey Seniors: YOU MADE IT!  If all went according to plan (and I sincerely hope it did!) then you’ve submitted your enrollment deposit to the college of your dreams!  But suddenly all that stress you were feeling about getting in and choosing the perfect school has been replaced with an ever more present realization that this college thing is really happening.  High school is ...

Get to Know Berkeley Heights Township Council Candidate Thomas Foregger (R): Week 4 Question Regarding Vision for Berkeley Heights

May 25, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each week leading to the June 6 Primary election, the Republican candidates running for Berkeley Heights Township Council have the opportunity to answer question(s) that will be run in a series by TAPinto Berkeley Heights.

The following answer is from Republican candidate Thomas Foregger for Week 4.

Week ...

Get to Know Berkeley Heights Township Council Candidate Jeanne Kingsley (R): Week 4 Question Regarding Vision for Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each week leading to the June 6 Primary election, the Republican candidates running for Berkeley Heights Township Council have the opportunity to answer question(s) that will be run in a series by TAPinto Berkeley Heights.

The following answer is from Republican candidate Jeanne Kingsley for Week 4.

Week ...

Sample Ballots Now Available on Union County Clerk Elections Website and App

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce that sample ballots for the June 6 Primary Election are now available on the Union County Votes mobile app for Apple and Android devices, and on the County Clerk’s election website at unioncountyvotes.com.

“Sample ballots are being mailed to every eligible voter as always, and these ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, May 30, 12:00 PM

Berkeley Heights Public Library, Berkeley Heights

Bag of Books Sale

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, May 31, 5:00 PM

Chipotle, New Providence

Berkeley Heights YMCA Fundraiser at Chipotle

Food & Drink Giving Back

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Wed, May 31, 7:00 PM

Summit Medical Group, Berkeley Heights

Can the Orbera Intragastric Balloon Help You Lose ...

Health & Wellness

Thu, June 1, 7:00 PM

First Baptist Church, Westfield

The Junior Musical Club to Present Free Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Take a Quiz: Is Your Financial Advisor a Broker or a Financial Planner?

You have a financial advisor, but what kind is he/she? Take this brief quiz to see if you can tell the difference between a “Broker” and a “Financial Planner.” Receive 2 points for all “Yes” answers, and 1 point for all “No” answers:

1. My financial advisor has discussed my estate plans; he/she is in touch with my estate ...

Gov. Livingston JV Baseball Captures Second Consecutive County Championship Title

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston JV Baseball recently won the Union County Championship on May 18 against Cranford in 9 innings with a final score of 6-1 at Memorial Field in Cranford, 

This is the second consecutive year the JV team has won this coveted title.

2017 Gov. Livingston JV Roster

Chris Bruno
Ryan Davey
Joey Defeo
Dylan DeFronzo
Ryan Erikson
Anthony ...