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Downtown Will Come Alive with Inaugural Berkeley Heights Block Party, June 9

May 19, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thousands are expected to flock to Springfield Avenue in downtown Berkeley Heights from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 for the inaugural Berkeley Heights Block Party. The event showcases the best of the town, with activities, food, music and crafts for the entire family.

The Summer Block Party is presented by Primrose School of Berkeley Heights and ...

New Jersey Date Night: Ice Cream, You Smile

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Frankie and Annette went on one, as did Gidget and Moondoggie. Archie was known to enjoy one with Betty and sometimes with Veronica, too.  Even Samantha and both Darrins got into the act. If we take a page from the retro dating handbook, you might just want to join the crowd and take your sweetie on ...

Woolley Home Solutions Celebrates its 95th Anniversary

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Woolley Home Solutions continued the celebration of their 95th Anniversary Celebration with a small gathering of their employees and business associates as well as members of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce today with lunch and cutting their birthday cake. Both Norman Woolleys, Father and Son, representing the third and fourth generations in the business shared the cake ...

Gov. Livingston Track and Field:  Vanriele Achieved Impressive Wins and Times at the Union County Championships

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On May 15th and 16th, the Highlander girls and boys track and field teams participated in the Union County Championships held at the Hub Stine Field in Plainfield. With a highly competitive field of athletes in events across the board, the meet produced some top performances in the state, if not the country.  Many of the Union County athletes are accomplished athletes who ...

Downtown Will Come Alive with Inaugural Berkeley Heights Block Party, June 9

May 19, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thousands are expected to flock to Springfield Avenue in downtown Berkeley Heights from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 for the inaugural Berkeley Heights Block Party. The event showcases the best of the town, with activities, food, music and crafts for the entire family.

The Summer Block Party is presented by Primrose School of Berkeley Heights and ...

Shakspeare LIVE! debuts at Columbia Middle School

“The course of true love never did run smooth,” as the actors demonstrated in their presentation of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The acclaimed touring company of the New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre in Madison came to Berkeley Heights on Monday, April 29 to entertain and educate the entire 8thgrade with a fast-paced, lively production of the ...

Sopranos prequel brings 1967 Newark back to life

The plethora of pork pie hats and classic black-and-white cop cars, captured by camera crews, not only told onlookers that the scene had changed on Branford Place in downtown Newark.

It also showed them that time was reversed to the city's turbulent 1960s, as Hollywood magic made a cinematic fever dream real. 

Several blocks are serving this week as the set for the upcoming film ...

New Jersey Date Night: Ice Cream, You Smile

May 18, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Frankie and Annette went on one, as did Gidget and Moondoggie. Archie was known to enjoy one with Betty and sometimes with Veronica, too.  Even Samantha and both Darrins got into the act. If we take a page from the retro dating handbook, you might just want to join the crowd and take your sweetie on ...

Downtown Will Come Alive with Inaugural Berkeley Heights Block Party, June 9

May 19, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thousands are expected to flock to Springfield Avenue in downtown Berkeley Heights from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 for the inaugural Berkeley Heights Block Party. The event showcases the best of the town, with activities, food, music and crafts for the entire family.

The Summer Block Party is presented by Primrose School of Berkeley Heights and ...

Woolley Home Solutions Celebrates its 95th Anniversary

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Woolley Home Solutions continued the celebration of their 95th Anniversary Celebration with a small gathering of their employees and business associates as well as members of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce today with lunch and cutting their birthday cake. Both Norman Woolleys, Father and Son, representing the third and fourth generations in the business shared the cake ...

VIDEO: Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ, D-7) Takes to House Floor in Washington to Advocate for One-Seat Rides on Raritan Valley Line

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ, D-7) spoke on the House Floor in Washington on Wednesday, May 15, to highlight the lack of one-seat ride access on NJ TRANSIT's Raritan Valley Line into New York City. (Video below.)

Madam Speaker, today I rise to highlight the struggle that rail commuters in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District face each day.

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Shakspeare LIVE! debuts at Columbia Middle School

May 16, 2019

“The course of true love never did run smooth,” as the actors demonstrated in their presentation of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The acclaimed touring company of the New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre in Madison came to Berkeley Heights on Monday, April 29 to entertain and educate the entire 8thgrade with a fast-paced, lively production of the ...

Berkeley Heights Board of Education Honors Teachers of the Year, Retirees

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Last week, the Board of Education honored its Educators of the Year at a special meeting held in Governor Livingston High School auditorium. Each of the teachers had already received balloons and a bouquet earlier in the spring during a surprise visit to each teacher's classroom to announce they had been named their building's Educator of the Year.

Thursday ...

Interact Ends the Year Helping Others Finish Strong

Governor Livingston’s Interact Club braved the rain to volunteer at the annual Mother’s day 5K race in Berkeley Heights. Club members held up pace signs, manned the water station and cheered on the runners. Gretchen Probst said, “I had a really great time volunteering at the Mother’s Day 5K, even in the rain, because we got to hand out water to all of the participants and ...

GL Seniors Commit to College

May 17, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- By May and June, seniors at GL have happily turned their attention to the many end-of-year activities that mark their last months of high school: senior projects, AP tests, senior prom, and of course, graduation. They celebrate their last months with longtime friends, and plan for the days after they leave GL’s doors for the last time. But before all that can happen, ...

John Grill's Two Home Runs Propel GL Baseball Over Randolph

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston baseball defeated Randolph Thursday afternoon by a score of 5-3. Behind a strong 5 innings from starter Jarod Abram and home runs from John Grill and Chris Bruno, GL was able to prevail in the game, which was a late addition to the Highlander schedule.

After GL got rained out on Monday and Tuesday, head coach Chris Roof and athletic director Ann ...

Gov. Livingston Softball Advances in State Tournament With Upset of Metuchen

METUCHEN, NJ - Governor Livingston softball pulled off a 11-9 upset of Metuchen in the first round of central group 2 tournament on Wednesday night. GL’s offense exploded for 15 hits, with five batters recording multi hit games.

The Highlanders began the game hot, knocking in four early runs in the top of the first inning to give senior ace Juliann Lopes an early cushion.

Preserving History in School and Outside: Mr. Bolger

Not many people at Governor Livingston know that history teacher Mr. Benjamin Bolger has an interesting job outside of school of being a park ranger for the National Park Service at Thomas Edison National Historical Park (NHP).

Mr. Bolger’s career as a park ranger started at Morristown NHP during his senior year of college and became full time after he graduated. Mr. Bolger enjoyed the ...

Union County Freeholders Seek Investigation of Power Line Upgrades

May 17, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – Residents from Cranford and Westfield turned out in strong numbers at the Union County Freeholders meeting Thursday night to lobby against a plan for taller utility poles and more powerful electric lines slated for the two municipalities.

The concerned residents filled the room, and about 25 of them spoke to the board at length on their opposition to the plan before the ...

VIDEO: Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ, D-7) Takes to House Floor in Washington to Advocate for One-Seat Rides on Raritan Valley Line

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ, D-7) spoke on the House Floor in Washington on Wednesday, May 15, to highlight the lack of one-seat ride access on NJ TRANSIT's Raritan Valley Line into New York City. (Video below.)

Madam Speaker, today I rise to highlight the struggle that rail commuters in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District face each day.

Public ...

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Gov. Livingston Track and Field:  Vanriele Achieved Impressive Wins and Times at the Union County Championships

May 18, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On May 15th and 16th, the Highlander girls and boys track and field teams participated in the Union County Championships held at the Hub Stine Field in Plainfield. With a highly competitive field of athletes in events across the board, the meet produced some top performances in the state, if not the country.  Many of the Union County athletes are accomplished athletes who ...

John Grill's Two Home Runs Propel GL Baseball Over Randolph

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston baseball defeated Randolph Thursday afternoon by a score of 5-3. Behind a strong 5 innings from starter Jarod Abram and home runs from John Grill and Chris Bruno, GL was able to prevail in the game, which was a late addition to the Highlander schedule.

After GL got rained out on Monday and Tuesday, head coach Chris Roof and athletic director Ann ...

Gov. Livingston Softball Advances in State Tournament With Upset of Metuchen

METUCHEN, NJ - Governor Livingston softball pulled off a 11-9 upset of Metuchen in the first round of central group 2 tournament on Wednesday night. GL’s offense exploded for 15 hits, with five batters recording multi hit games.

The Highlanders began the game hot, knocking in four early runs in the top of the first inning to give senior ace Juliann Lopes an early cushion.

Sample Ballots for June Primary Election Now Available on Union County Clerk Elections Website and App

May 17, 2019

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that sample ballots for the June 4 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.

“My office will begin mailing sample ballots by U.S. Mail on Tuesday, May 21st to each voter. The online posting is an additional ...

Fanwood Political Flier Reprints TAPintoSPF Story Without Permission; TAPinto Does Not Endorse Political Candidates

FANWOOD, NJ -- A political flier has been distributed door-to-door in Fanwood that republishes a TAPintoSPF.net interview of Freeholder Al Mirabella and his wife, Phyllis, without permission and appears to imply that TAPinto endorses Column A candidates. 

The flier was forwarded to TAPintoSPF by a resident of Maclennan Place in Fanwood who inquired whether TAPintoSPF had printed ...

Pop-Up Diner Theatre Coming to Summit May 21

May 16, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The second annual Jersey Diner Theatre series is again making a stop in the Hilltop City, with a pop-up performance at Summit's Broadway Diner on May 21, from 7 - 9 p.m. Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre members will perform live while patrons enjoy their meals.

Discover Jersey Arts (DJA) presents the event as part of the Jersey Diner ...

Let’s Get Sipping at the Pour Into Summer Wine Festival

Come for a wine-derful time. Leave grapefully happy. 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —Get ready to “Sip. Savor. Celebrate” at the Pour Into Summer Wine Festival taking place June 8 and 9 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at The Mt Carmel Society in Berkeley Heights. Come wine down with some of New Jersey’s best wineries as they kick off the summer season in ...

Bridgewater Manor Celebrates Change in Ownership with Ribbon Cutting

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Manor recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony as Ralph and Domenick Aquaviva celebrated their new ownership. 

On the count of three, Ralph Aquaviva cut the ceremonial ribbon as the large crowd of over 100 guests cheered on with excitement for the restaurateurs' latest acquisition. The brothers also own Delicious Heights, with ...

Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening Of Berkeley Heights Learning Community Garden

April 28, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Dozens of people, young and old, showed up on Saturday for the official grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Berkeley Heights Learning Community Garden behind Little-Lord Farmstead on Horseshoe Road.

A total of 29 wooden garden beds are located behind very tall chain link fence behind the “Grandmother’s House” on the property. Residents rent ...

Valairco Heating and Cooling Continues Charity Program Donating $500 Each Quarter

May 16, 2019

MANVILLE, NJ - During the course of the last year, Valairco Heating & Cooling has made a $500 donation each quarter to a charity or nonprofit from nominations by their customers, friends and the general public.

The most recent winner is Leah’s Lemonade, who is a 9-year-old young lady who has been raising money for the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad -- ...

Interact Ends the Year Helping Others Finish Strong

Governor Livingston’s Interact Club braved the rain to volunteer at the annual Mother’s day 5K race in Berkeley Heights. Club members held up pace signs, manned the water station and cheered on the runners. Gretchen Probst said, “I had a really great time volunteering at the Mother’s Day 5K, even in the rain, because we got to hand out water to all of the participants and ...

Runners Brave the Rain at the Berkeley Heights Mother's Day 5K

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Rain wasn't going to dampen the spirit at the Berkeley Heights 18th Annual Mother's Day 5K for the 450 runners that crossed the finish line in less than ideal conditions. It may have altered the pre and post-race activities a bit, but the finishers all enjoyed the Berkeley Heights' tradition.

Rufino Mendez of South Plainfield was ...

Atlantic Health System Opens Advanced Urgent Care in Mountain Lakes

May 15, 2019

Seamlessly connected to Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, new urgent care will provide convenient care access and advanced service offerings 

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system, announced today the grand opening of AdvancED Urgent Care (333 Rt. 46 West, at Boulevard exit), a unique model of care ...

Armond Kinsey Joins Atlantic Health System as Chief Diversity Officer

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In an addition intended to elevate the organization's commitment to diversity and inclusion, Armond Kinsey has joined Atlantic Health System as Chief Diversity Officer. A leading healthcare system in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System operates five medical centers, a children’s hospital and over 400 sites of care.

In his ...

Cancer Survivor Nicholas Tarabokia Re-visits Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center to Kick-Off Wheel-a-Thon to Benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston sophomore and cancer survivor Nicholas Tarabokia made his annual visit to the Mary Kay McMillin first grade class to kick-off the Wheel-a-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

Nurse Maggie Berry-Kane started the annual event 11 years ago when Nicholas was a student at MKM and was undergoing treatment for ...

Woolley Home Solutions Celebrates its 95th Anniversary

May 18, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Woolley Home Solutions continued the celebration of their 95th Anniversary Celebration with a small gathering of their employees and business associates as well as members of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce today with lunch and cutting their birthday cake. Both Norman Woolleys, Father and Son, representing the third and fourth generations in the business shared the cake ...

Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening Of Berkeley Heights Learning Community Garden

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Dozens of people, young and old, showed up on Saturday for the official grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Berkeley Heights Learning Community Garden behind Little-Lord Farmstead on Horseshoe Road.

A total of 29 wooden garden beds are located behind very tall chain link fence behind the “Grandmother’s House” on the property. Residents rent ...

Bishop Preaches at Faith Lutheran

May 9, 2019

 

On Sunday, May 5, Rev. Tracie Bartholomew, Bishop of the New Jersey Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, preached and helped conduct the liturgy at the 8:30 am and 11 am services of Faith Lutheran in New Providence.

Bishop Bartholomew also spoke at the Educational Forum between the services.  She discussed the organization of the New Jersey ...

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Progress We Can Count On: Rina Franchino for Berkeley Heights Township Council 

May 14, 2019

My name is Rina Franchino, and I am running for Township Council to join the team that’s already accomplished a lot in just a little over 100 days. Voters have wanted Change We Can Agree On, and that’s exactly what’s being done by Angie and her Council team – Susan Poage, Alvaro Medeiros and Stephen Yellin. For them, it’s all about Progress We Can Count On, and ...

Progress We Can Count On:  Julie Figlar for Berkeley Heights Township Council 

In the last two elections, Berkeley Heights voters sent a clear message in electing Angie as Mayor and Susan Poage, Alvaro Medeiros and Stephen Yellin as Council members. They wanted Change We Can Agree On – a government that is open and transparent with residents, responsible with our tax dollars, and make real progress in improving our roads, parks, sports fields, and other essential ...

Second Annual Art for the Park Showcases Local Talent

May 15, 2019

On Saturday May 11th, Columbia Middle School was transformed into an art lovers paradise, filled with an array of artists whose talents are truly awe inspiring! The Peppertown Park Art For The Park Committee would like to thank all of the artists who came to our second annual Art For The Park event.  We would also like to thank the Berkeley Heights Town Council, Township Administration, ...

Goddard School of Long Hill: Kids' Activities Nearby; Put these New Jersey Ice Cream Spots on your Lists This Summer

"Kids' Activities Nearby " is sponsored by The Goddard School of Long Hill." This column will provide a round up of interesting things to do with kids in and around the area. To kick off the column, we wanted you to get familiar with the local libraries and their weekly happenings and upcoming special events.

Put These New Jersey Ice Cream Spots On Your ...

Foxes Herald Nature’s Resurgence in Suburban New Jersey

For most of my life the only time I saw a red fox it was probably a raccoon. They have those same glow-in-the-headlights silvery eyes.

But a few years ago, I began to see a once-rare piece of roadkill with greater frequency. No matter how flattened the rest of the fox was, it’s bushy-tail would blow around in the highway draft of cars and trucks as they raced past.

I assumed the ...

Allstate Blog, Everyday Peace of Mind: How to Help Deter Burglars from Your Home

May 13, 2019

Lori Cicali's Allstate Insurance office, located in Berkeley Heights, takes the time to get to know people and present options that meet their specific needs. As an agency owner, her office makes a difference in people’s lives and helps them know they’re working with professionals who care. Her team cares about families and would love the opportunity to ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert, Father's Day 2019

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

The Importance of Being Earnest

May 19, 2019

The Lord Stirling Theater Company will perform “The Importance of Being Earnest” in the English Barn Theater at the Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ. “The Importance of Being Earnest” will open on Friday, May 31, at 7:30PM, with additional performances on June 1 at 7:30PM, June 2 at 4:00PM, June 7 and 8 at 7:30PM, and June 9 at 4:00PM. Tickets ...

Villa Vilagro Vineyards Attends Pour into Summer Wine Festival in Berkeley Heights, June 8 & 9

Villa Milagro Vineyards will be attending the Pour into Summer Wine Festival in Berkeley Heights on June 8 & 9. They may be one of the smallest but most picturesque wineries in the state overlooking the Delaware River in Phillipsburg. The winery is owned by Audrey and Steve Gambino.  Audrey is the winemaker. Go for a weekend journey and experience Villa Milagro Vineyards. You can ...

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) to be offered in Mountainside June 8th and 9th

Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves Northern and Central New Jersey, will be offering Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Mountainside on June 8th and 9th.  ASIST is an internationally acclaimed two-day interactive training program in suicide first-aid designed to provide trainees with the hands-on skills to intervene in the case of suicide.  ASIST training ...

TAPinto Plainfield’s Jennifer Popper Among Citizens Honored by Union County Human Relations Commission at Unity Achievement Award Presentation

May 8, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto Plainfield’s Editor Jennifer Popper was among the nineteen individuals and four organizations recently recognized by the Union County Human Relations Commission at their annual Unity Achievement Award dinner on May 6. Chelsea Young, a Plainfield High School student, was also nominated.

According to Commission, the award recipients were nominated and selected for ...

Could Grassroots Campaign, Alumni Support Save The Daily Targum?

May 16, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The majority of Tara Sullivan's column posted today on the Boston Globe's website focused on Tiger Woods' chances of winning the PGA Championship.

Toward the bottom, however, she couldn't help but voice her concern over how her college paper had been plunged into financial crisis.

Sullivan, like many others who have gone on to have successful ...

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