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New Hobbies Students are Mastering

May 14, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Many students are hesitant about rejoining their extracurricular activities, while others have had their activities canceled. In order to rectify the situation, students have turned to new hobbies or learning new skills. 

Among the many new hobbies students have picked up, creating art is one of the more prominent ones. Students have started writing, drawing, ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

Seat Belt Enforcement and Education Campaign to be Conducted Locally as Part of Nationwide Click It or Ticket Mobilization May 24 - June 6, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Law enforcement officers from the Berkeley Heights Police Department will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.

Beginning May 24 and running through June 6, the annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization utilizes high ...

Zazzali Registers 100th Strikeout in 6-2 Victory over Elizabeth

BERKELEY HEIGHTS —  Sophomores Kayley Zazzali and Elise Faxon have been refining their skills as battery-mates pretty well this spring on the Gov. Livingston softball field.

Zazzali, a right-hander, scattered six hits while walking two and striking out six throwing to Faxon to highlight a 6-2 victory over Elizabeth on Wednesday. 

Of significance was in one of the Elizabeth ...

Overlook Auxiliary Announces the Launch of “Art for Gratitude” Campaign

May 10, 2021

Overlook Auxiliary Announces the Launch of   

“Art for Gratitude” Campaign 

                                            

Local community ...

The History of Mother's Day: One Woman's Crusade to Create a National Holiday

Have you always wondered how Mother's Day got started?  It seems as though Mother's Day should have been the first-ever holiday, no?

Watch this short video and get the real story.  Happy Mom's Day!

From Virtual Rehearsals to the Stage, Theater in the Time of COVID

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — After weeks of virtual rehearsals, followed by more in-person rehearsals, the curtain rose last weekend on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The New Providence High School Spring Musical opened last weekend and there will be three more performances of the musical this weekend, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, and at 2 p.m.

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Panic Buying Gasoline After Oil Pipeline Cyberattack Leads to Price Increases. See How Union County Compares to National Averages.

ELIZABETH, NJ. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Union County, the price at the pump has hit $3.035 as of May 12. This is part of a national trend in high gas prices ...

Summit Neighborhood Coalesces in Effort to Block Primrose Project's Path

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Planning Board will hold a "Special Meeting," on May 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in review of the Application by Atlanta, GA-based Primrose School Franchising Company for a proposed development at 480-490 Morris Avenue, where Primrose seeks to locate a 21,072-square-foot childcare center and office facility.

The 1.09 acre ...

Zazzali Registers 100th Strikeout in 6-2 Victory over Elizabeth

May 13, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS —  Sophomores Kayley Zazzali and Elise Faxon have been refining their skills as battery-mates pretty well this spring on the Gov. Livingston softball field.

Zazzali, a right-hander, scattered six hits while walking two and striking out six throwing to Faxon to highlight a 6-2 victory over Elizabeth on Wednesday. 

Of significance was in one of the Elizabeth ...

Maguire Nets Career-High 8 Goals To Power Lady Highlanders In Girls Lacrosse Victory

Editor's Note: Photo gallery credit John Haddad. Click here for full gallery.

STANHOPE, NJ - The Gov. Livingston High girls lacrosse team is starting to hit its stride.

Led by a career-high eight goals by senior Mia Maguire and a stifling defense, the Lady Highlanders earned a 12-3 decision over Lenape Valley on the road on Wednesday afternoon in Stanhope.

The victory was the ...

Baseball: Gov. Livingston Improves to 9-3 with Back to Back Wins

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Nick Gold and Matt Murowski combined for five hits and four RBI in support of another strong outing from starter Jon Schmidt when Gov. Livingston rolled to an 8-4 victory over Johnson in Clark.

The Highlanders, who built a 6-0 advantage after four innings, improved to 9-3 with their second straight victory.

Gold, a junior first baseman, finished 3-for-4 at the plate ...

New Marijuana and Alcohol Laws Presented to the New Providence BOE

May 7, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Chief Theresa Gazaway and Lieutenant Dan Henn of the New Providence Police Department attended the Thursday, May 6 Board of Education (BOE) Zoom meeting to provide the board with information regarding the new marijuana and alcohol laws.

Henn explained the difference between marijuana and cannabis as follows: “When the substance is bought, sold, and used under ...

Elizabeth School Nurse Wins Union County School Nurse of the Year

ELIZABETH, NJ - The first person from Elizabeth has been awarded the School Nurse of the year by Union County School Nurses Association (UCSNA). 

Marie Verdon Noonan has worked as a registered nurse with the Elizabeth Board of Education for the last 18 years, but her job has not been easy with the COVID-19 Pandemic. She stepped up and volunteered as a contact tracer for the City of ...

Student Representative Report: Board of Education Meeting April 29, 2021

The April 29 Board of Education meeting primarily discussed the Board’s proposal for full-day kindergarten and redistricting which was ultimately approved by a four to two vote. 

To begin the meeting, Donna Felezzola, School Business Administrator and Board Secretary provided the Correspondence Report which shared that the district has received a multitude of emails from ...

New Hobbies Students are Mastering

May 14, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Many students are hesitant about rejoining their extracurricular activities, while others have had their activities canceled. In order to rectify the situation, students have turned to new hobbies or learning new skills. 

Among the many new hobbies students have picked up, creating art is one of the more prominent ones. Students have started writing, drawing, ...

Applying for the Arts

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The college application process for art students is often an unknown struggle.

Cramped hands and pencil smudged wrists from hours of drawing, days spent perfecting an audition tape, these are the struggles students who are pursuing the arts face in an effort to create the best portfolios possible. 

For students looking to go into theatre the portfolio comes ...

Interact Gives Back: Club Volunteers at Hillside FoodBank

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Members of Governor Livingston High School’s Interact Club participated in separating dry goods, varying from hygiene products to foods, at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside on May 8. 

Some students packed rice and pasta into smaller bags, which would be sent to families in need, while others worked on packing canned foods for distribution.

Kizito Kalima’s Story

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After studying about the Rwandan genocide in their World History classes, the Project Connect students at Governor Livingston participated in a roundtable discussion with Rwandan genocide survivor Kizito Kalima on March 17.

Kalima spoke to students and staff about the horrors of the violence that occurs elsewhere in the world. The discussion was followed by an open ...

Township Council Amends, then Adopts $33.3 M Budget

May 13, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — The $33.3 million 2021 Municipal Budget was amended before being adopted by a unanimous vote of the council last week. Several line items were changed, but in the end, the tax rate didn’t change. 

Two members of the Township Council, Democrats Stephen Yellin and Alvaro Medeiros, voted against the budget when it was originally introduced in April.

Summit Neighborhood Coalesces in Effort to Block Primrose Project's Path

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Planning Board will hold a "Special Meeting," on May 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in review of the Application by Atlanta, GA-based Primrose School Franchising Company for a proposed development at 480-490 Morris Avenue, where Primrose seeks to locate a 21,072-square-foot childcare center and office facility.

The 1.09 acre ...

New Jersey Now Reports Vaccination Data by Town; Murphy Gives Latest COVID Numbers, Says NFL Games Could Have Greater Capacity in the Fall

NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15. Murphy added that the New Jersey Dept. of Health is currently ...

Panic Buying Gasoline After Oil Pipeline Cyberattack Leads to Price Increases. See How Union County Compares to National Averages.

May 12, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Union County, the price at the pump has hit $3.035 as of May 12. This is part of a national trend in high gas prices ...

Union County to Close Jail Despite Opposition from Local Leaders

ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark.

The county is entering into a five-year memorandum with Essex County, which has an option for renewal. This merger will ...

Seat Belt Enforcement and Education Campaign to be Conducted Locally as Part of Nationwide Click It or Ticket Mobilization May 24 - June 6, 2021

May 13, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Law enforcement officers from the Berkeley Heights Police Department will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.

Beginning May 24 and running through June 6, the annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization utilizes high ...

Police Investigating Report of Attempted Sexual Assault on Glenside Ave.

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania.

The driver, described as a white male with a beard, reportedly exited Rt. 78, stopping on Glenside Avenue. The victim was able to escape from the vehicle ...

Panic Buying Gasoline After Oil Pipeline Cyberattack Leads to Price Increases. See How Union County Compares to National Averages.

May 12, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Union County, the price at the pump has hit $3.035 as of May 12. This is part of a national trend in high gas prices ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

May 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following restaurants and brewing companies are ...

It's a Wrap: Station House Café Closes Its Doors After 31 Years

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Customers steadily filtered through Station House Café for one last meal before Mouris Gawrgy closed his door for the last time on Friday after 31 years in business.

Mo worked seven days a week and loved his customers and the work. Station House Café will be sorely missed as the go-to spot for his loyal customers that span multiple generations. It was ...

Station House Cafe in Berkeley Heights Will Close April 30 after 31 Years

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Fans of Station House Cafe have two weeks to dine in, or take out their favorite breakfasts and/or lunches. Owner Mouris Gawrgy said he will be closing the doors to the local eatery after 31 years, on Friday, April 30. 

TAPinto sat down with Mo, as many customers call him, at the cafe earlier this week and learned a bit about this man who has ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

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

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

Obituaries

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Berkeley Heights Community Learning Garden Welcomes BEE-utiful Addition 

May 10, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Things are really buzzing at the Berkeley Heights Community Learning Garden (GHCLG), located behind the Littell-Lord Farmstead House on Horseshoe Road. 

On Saturday, May 1, over 10,000 honey bees were welcomed to their new sanctuary, located at the back corner of the garden. The bee dwelling is fenced off from the gardeners and local residents and provides the bees ...

Veterans Memorial Park Gets Annual Sprucing Thanks to Deans Greens and Volunteers (Photo Gallery)

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Thanks to the generous donation of plants from  Deans Greens Garden, Nursery and Floral Center and the many volunteers that came by to lend a helping hand, Veterans Memorial Park is spruced up in time for Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day.

The volunteers came out on a picturesque Saturday and got to work planting the large assortment of vincas ...

Berkeley Heights PBA #144 Hosts Annual Youth Fishing Derby, Saturday, April 24

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police PBA Local #144 is hosting its annual youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Horseshoe Pond on Horseshoe Road.

The derby is open to Berkeley Heights residents in third through sixth grade. No fishing experience needed, PBA members will be on hand to help.  

 

Faith Lutheran Church Asked for Used Bikes, They Got 402

May 13, 2021

 

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, gives a substantial “Thank You” to the persons who donated 402 second-hand bikes, which will be used by needy persons in rural communities of African countries.

 

The parking lot of Faith, on Saturday, May 8, was the setting for the 402 bike collection, which had ...

Woman's Club of Berkeley Heights to Hear From Mayor, Award Prizes

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — The Woman’s Club of Berkeley Heights had its spring fundraiser meeting recently in Columbia Park Pavilion on a beautiful sunny afternoon.

 

The small group (only 15 members) that were in attendance enjoyed seeing friends that they hadn’t seen since October. Prizes were donated by Doreen ...

Berkeley Heights Community Learning Garden Welcomes BEE-utiful Addition 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Things are really buzzing at the Berkeley Heights Community Learning Garden (GHCLG), located behind the Littell-Lord Farmstead House on Horseshoe Road. 

On Saturday, May 1, over 10,000 honey bees were welcomed to their new sanctuary, located at the back corner of the garden. The bee dwelling is fenced off from the gardeners and local residents and provides the bees ...

TAPinto Talks with Dr. Anthony Terrana of Terrana Orthodontics: Digital Technology Provides Quicker Orthodontic Results

May 12, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The pandemic didn't deter Terrana Orthodontics from opening his practice in New Providence last fall.  TAPinto talked with Dr. Anthony Terrana about opening in the middle of a pandemic. He also talked about the latest technology used to reduce treatment time.  

Terrana Orthodontics is completely digital. 

The use of an ...

Overlook Auxiliary Announces the Launch of “Art for Gratitude” Campaign

Overlook Auxiliary Announces the Launch of   

“Art for Gratitude” Campaign 

                                            

Local community ...

Young Stroke Victim Triumphs Thanks to Overlook Neuroscience Institute's Care

SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims.

Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, then 26-year-old Joe Slota outcome was one of hope, success, and triumph over a condition that ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

Gary Keller, Owner of Guitar Studio in Berkeley Heights, Dies at 85

April 21, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gary Keller, owner of The Guitar Studio, a music school in Berkeley Heights, died on April 13, 2021 at the age of 85.

Keller, a long time resident of Berkeley Heights, has been giving private music lessons in NJ since 1973. He owned Keller Guitar Studios in Bloomfield and later opened The Guitar Studio in Berkeley Heights teaching electric and acoustic guitar, bass ...

Faith Lutheran Church Has New Deals for Old Wheels

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries. The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress, an organization which annually recycles 6,000 bicycles for persons in developing ...

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The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Help Wanted - What the Disappointing Jobs Report Means for the Recovery

Given the importance of the consumer to the economy, and the importance of employment conditions to the consumer, monthly jobs reports always command the market's attention. The April employment report released on Friday was particularly eye-catching given its sizable disappointment amid a recent string of encouraging data that have signaled the economic recovery is proceeding ...

The BLS can learn a few tricks from the Mortgage Loan Market

May 11, 2021

On Friday, May 7th 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that ‘Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.1 percent. Notable job gains in leisure and hospitality, other services, and local government education were partially offset by employment declines in temporary help services and in couriers and ...

Help Wanted: What the Disappointing Jobs Report Means for the Recovery

Given the importance of the consumer to the economy, and the importance of employment conditions to the consumer, monthly jobs reports always command the market's attention. The April employment report released on Friday was particularly eye-catching given its sizable disappointment amid a recent string of encouraging data that have signaled the economic recovery is proceeding ...

Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Virtual Flower/Plant Sale Fundraiser for Relay for Life – Plant/Flower Pick-up This Sunday!

May 14, 2021

The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS) thanks everyone who contributed to our 2nd-ever virtual Plant/Flower Sale to benefit Relay for Life, which benefits cancer patients and cancer research. Our Relay Team - BH EMS: Bringing Hope Every Minute to warriorS – will donate proceeds from the sale to Relay for Life and the American Cancer ...

Tito Puente Jr. Brings the Latin Beat to Union County, May 22

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that Tito Puente Jr. and his 10-piece Latin band will be bringing their unique blend of salsa music and Latin rhythms to Kean University in Union Township at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.

This event will also feature an opening act, a local 6 piece Latin and salsa band, the Mike Ramirez Band. 

The free drive-in ...

Union County to Administer Pfizer Vaccine to Residents Ages 12 and Older

The Union County Board of Commissioners announces that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is has now been approved for 12 to 15 year olds in New Jersey. 

Union County residents ages 12 and older can now make an appointment to receive the Pfizer vaccine at two vaccine centers administered by the County, by visiting www.ucnj.org/vax or by calling the Union County COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at ...

Public Invited to Share Views on Truck Mobility in Union County

The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents and businesses to join a virtual Public Meeting for the Union County Truck Mobility Study beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26.

The meeting will be held on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, use the Union County registration page online at https://bit.ly/2QalwpT.

Registration by phone is also available by calling ...

Let’s take the time to do it right

May 13, 2021

To the members of the Berkeley Heights Board of Education; to the teachers, staff, and principals; to my fellow residents and neighbors, and to our students,

The Berkeley Heights BOE recently passed the superintendent's recommendation to redistrict the schools into two K-2 schools and two 3-5 schools in order to implement the full-day Kindergarten program that is in the best interest of ...

New Providence Lions Club Has 'Sights' on Post Pandemic Times; Hosts First In-person Meeting in a Year

May 4, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club recently held their first in-person meeting since the onset of the pandemic in the back parking lot at CWI Designs on an unseasonably chilly April evening. After the formalities and business portion of the meeting, the members enjoyed time catching up while participating in a chocolate tasting that served as a fundraiser to benefit ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...