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Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Supports New Jersey Tenants During COVID-19 Housing Crisis

October 28, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Cathy Keenan, Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ), joined TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur to discuss the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund's Housing Stability Project Grant.

Keenan described the work of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF), which was established after the COVID-19 pandemic, and which has raised over $37 million from over ...

VIDEO: Get to know Berkeley Heights Township Council Candidate Jeanne Kingsley (R): Week 4 Question

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each week leading to the November 3 election, the candidates running for Berkeley Heights Township Council have had the opportunity to answer question(s) that have run in a series by TAPinto Berkeley Heights.

There are four candidates vying for two open seats for Township Council including incumbents Jeanne Kingsley ...

Berkeley Heights Cares Pledge Reaches Students with Partnership with Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, and Smith Chiropractic Foundation: Have You Taken The Pledge?

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Business and Civic in partnership with TAPinto Berkeley Heights continue to encourage the community to take the Berkeley Heights Cares Pledge to do your part to help keep Berkeley Heights businesses open and keep our community safe. 

Click here to be entered into drawings to win gift certificates to Berkeley Heights Businesses.

In ...

Head of Pantagis Company Apologizes, Confirms Closure of Snuffy's in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Steve Pantagis, who described himself as the director of the Pantagis corporation, contacted TAPintoSPF on Tuesday to confirm that, despite the assertions of Nick Pantagis last week, the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall has closed its doors forever. 

"I'm calling on behalf of my company and eight board members to confirm that ...

Berkeley Heights Community Gathers for Annual ‘Trunk or Treat’

October 25, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- On Saturday, Berkeley Heights residents gathered at Connell Corporate Park for the community’s annual “Trunk or Treat” event, sponsored by the Berkeley Heights Police Benevolent Association (PBA) #144. 

At the event, held in a parking lot at 100 Connell Drive, residents were able to decorate the trunk of their cars and pass out candy to kids ...

New Jersey Youth Symphony Presents Free Outdoor Community Concert, October 25

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS), a program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, presents a free outdoor community concert on Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will take place at the New Providence Centennial Park located on Academy Street in New Providence. Performances by the NJYS Youth Symphony Brass and Percussion, Youth Orchestra Brass, Youth ...

Halloween Parade at Autumn Lake, Immediately Following Trunk Or Treat October 24

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Calling all "Trunk or Treaters," Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights is inviting you to continue your fun by parading around the outside of their facility to bring some fun and smiles to the residents at Autumn Lake. 

"The parade will be socially distanced on the walking path around the building so the residents can look out their windows ...

Berkeley Heights Cares Pledge Reaches Students with Partnership with Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, and Smith Chiropractic Foundation: Have You Taken The Pledge?

October 28, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Business and Civic in partnership with TAPinto Berkeley Heights continue to encourage the community to take the Berkeley Heights Cares Pledge to do your part to help keep Berkeley Heights businesses open and keep our community safe. 

Click here to be entered into drawings to win gift certificates to Berkeley Heights Businesses.

In ...

Head of Pantagis Company Apologizes, Confirms Closure of Snuffy's in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Steve Pantagis, who described himself as the director of the Pantagis corporation, contacted TAPintoSPF on Tuesday to confirm that, despite the assertions of Nick Pantagis last week, the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall has closed its doors forever. 

"I'm calling on behalf of my company and eight board members to confirm that ...

Scotch Plains' Iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Wedding Hall Abruptly Closes, Leaves Brides in the Lurch, Owes Township $380,000+, Yet Owner Denies Business Has Closed

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Colonia native Kelli Capurso, 23, was, like any bride, looking forward to her wedding reception. She married her husband, Anthony, in August 2019, but postponed her reception until 2020 until after he returned from his deployment with the Marines. COVID put a wrench into their plans, and the couple had to cancel their celebration at one catering hall and booked instead ...

Girls Soccer: Gov. Livingston Battles to 3-0 Loss to Cranford

October 27, 2020

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — The Gov. Livingston girls’ soccer team there would be no days off in its division this fall.

The Lady Highlanders met division rival Cranford and battled through a scoreless first half before eventually suffering a 3-0 setback on Tuesday.

“We beat them 4-0 on their Senior Night two weeks ago,” said ...

Gov. Livingston Girls and Boys Cross Country Place in County Conference Championship

ROSELLE, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams competed in the Union County Conference Championships at Warinanko Park in Roselle.  The Girls team placed second behind New Providence. Scoring in the top 10 were senior Caroline Mondelli in 2nd, freshman Sam Richter in 4th, and sophomore Molly Burke in 8th.  The Boys team placed third with junior Chris ...

Berkeley Heights 12U Heat Finish Undefeated Season with Championship

The Berkeley Heights 12U Heat team completed the Fall Season 8-0 in the Long Hill Softball League National Division. The playoffs featured two exciting games including a semi-final game in which the Heat defeated Long Hill in walk off fashion 8-7 after being down 7-2 in the seventh inning.  In the Championship game vs. New Providence, the Heat once again had a come from behind 8-5 ...

Jayson Schmidt and Luke Stallone Named Valairco Heating and Cooling Highlander Athletes of the Week

October 22, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston’s 16-14 win over Hillside put Gov. Livingston's football team on the map. 

The Courier News moved Gov. Livingston in the Area’s Top Ten in the 6th slot and NJ.Com ranked them 10th in their statewide Group 3 rankings for the week. They now have a target on their back as the team that defeated the NJSIAA South ...

Victor Chait is Named Valairco Heating and Cooling Highlander Athlete of the Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With the shortened pre-season and only one scrimmage under their belt before last Saturday's season opener, Gov. Livingston head football coach Dan Guyton was impressed with the team's discipline and accurate execution. He called out senior HB/SS Victor Chait as having a "breakout performance,"  with three interceptions, one he returned ...

One Class at Mary Kay McMillin Switches to All Remote Learning After Possible Coronavirus Exposure

October 21, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- One class at Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center (MKM) has transitioned to all remote learning because a student has symptoms of COVID-19 and has been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of the virus.

The announcement was made by Superintendent of Schools Melissa Varley, via a letter posted on the district’s Facebook page yesterday, Tuesday, Oct.

'Bright Spots' Highlights Marybeth Kopacz, Director of Elementary Education and Intervention

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Over this past summer, the Berkeley Heights Public School District welcomed a number of new staff members and faculty. Among them is Marybeth Kopacz, MA LAL, MA Educational Leadership, who has joined the administrative staff as the Director of Elementary Education and Intervention. This exciting and important new role within the district is responsible for the ...

Grades 1 - 5 to Move to In-person Learning Nov. 9

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Beginning Monday, Nov. 9, students in grades one through five will attend school in-person for half a day, with no lunch, according to a letter sent to all parents in the district by Superintendent of Schools Melissa Varley.

Parents who chose full remote learning for their children will continue with that arrangement. 

Dr. Varley said the decision to change ...

Highlanders and the 2020 Presidential Election (Voter Information)

October 27, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As the 2020 Presidential Election quickly approaches, seniors at Governor Livingston are preparing themselves for the election. With 17% of the senior class being eligible to vote on Election Day, these students will have many issues to consider before casting their ballots.

During this election cycle, not only is the country facing a pandemic, but it is also ...

TikTok On Through 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Don’t be alarmed if your mom doesn’t call you back, she will get back to you as soon as she finishes her TikTok. 

The isolation during the pandemic made TikTok a staple for people of all ages, but the recent threat by President Donald Trump to ban the app in the United States has users worried about how much longer than can soaking up the online ...

Cool COVID Costume Concepts

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As many people call for a cancellation of Halloween amid the pandemic, it is impossible to put complete limitations on such a popular holiday. Many students are still trying to have fun by dressing up and transforming themselves for the night. 

Since wearing COVID-19 face masks will still be necessary, the addition of the mask can be incorporated into the ...

Football: Highlanders Rout Johnson, 27-7, to Move to 3-1

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Injuries are a challenge any successful team needs to overcome, especially after coming off of a loss, however on Saturday afternoon, the GL Highlander football team answered this adversity with a 27-7 victory over the Johnson Crusaders. 

Senior Victor Chait is GL’s leading receiver and second best in rushing yards, and his injury forced the coaching ...

VIDEO: Get to know Berkeley Heights Township Council Candidate Jeanne Kingsley (R): Week 4 Question

October 28, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each week leading to the November 3 election, the candidates running for Berkeley Heights Township Council have had the opportunity to answer question(s) that have run in a series by TAPinto Berkeley Heights.

There are four candidates vying for two open seats for Township Council including incumbents Jeanne Kingsley ...

LWV 411 Voters Guide to Berkeley Heights Candidates for Board of Education

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Know the candidates that are on the November 3 ballot running for Berkeley Heights Board of Education. In partnership with the League of Women voters, TAPinto Berkeley Heights is publishing the LWV 411 Voters Guide responses provided by the candidates running for Berkeley Heights Board of Education.

There are five candidates vying for two seats on the ...

VIDEO: Get to know Berkeley Heights Township Council Candidate Bret Sayre (D): Week 4 Question

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each week leading to the November 3 election, the candidates running for Berkeley Heights Township Council have had the opportunity to answer question(s) that have run in a series by TAPinto Berkeley Heights.

There are four candidates vying for two open seats for Township Council including incumbents Jeanne Kingsley ...

Berkeley Heights to Vote on Resolution Accepting COVID-19 Related Funds as part of Federal CARES Act

October 27, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — The Town Council on Tuesday, Oct. 27, will vote for final adoption, an ordinance allowing restaurants in town to seek approval outdoor dining into April 1, 2021. Currently, these outdoor accommodations are set to expire on Nov. 1, 2020.

The Berkeley Heights Town Council is also slated to accept funds from the county through a resolution on tonight's agenda. The ...

Gov. Murphy Tests Negative for Coronavirus 4 Times But Will Continue Virtual Briefings 

NEW JERSEY — Five days after Gov. Phil Murphy suddenly left a briefing in Camden County over concerns of having the coronavirus, he said this afternoon he has not been symptomatic and tested negative four times since last Monday.

First Lady Tammy Murphy, who entered a voluntary self-quarantine with the governor last week, has tested negative three times.  

Still, ...

Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex Update as of October 23

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This week’s video is from outside the building. Landscaping has been done around the building – mulching, tree and shrub planting, and decorative lights have been installed around the parking lot. The outside is really coming together! Storm drains have been tied in on the back of the building, final concrete was poured in the sally port area of the police ...

Berkeley Heights Community Gathers for Annual ‘Trunk or Treat’

October 25, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- On Saturday, Berkeley Heights residents gathered at Connell Corporate Park for the community’s annual “Trunk or Treat” event, sponsored by the Berkeley Heights Police Benevolent Association (PBA) #144. 

At the event, held in a parking lot at 100 Connell Drive, residents were able to decorate the trunk of their cars and pass out candy to kids ...

Suspect Arrested in String of Chatham Township Residential Burglaries, Vehicle Thefts; Detective Blanford Worked with County

CHATHAM, NJ - A suspect in three home burglaries in Chatham Township and a series of vehicle thefts has been arrested due to the investigation of Chatham Township Detective Muta Blanford and the county task force, it was announced Friday by the Morris County Prosecutor's Office and Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller.

According to Robert J. Carroll, acting Morris ...

Head of Pantagis Company Apologizes, Confirms Closure of Snuffy's in Scotch Plains

October 28, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Steve Pantagis, who described himself as the director of the Pantagis corporation, contacted TAPintoSPF on Tuesday to confirm that, despite the assertions of Nick Pantagis last week, the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall has closed its doors forever. 

"I'm calling on behalf of my company and eight board members to confirm that ...

Prestige Diner Wins Best Diner in Annual Jersey Choice Restaurant Poll

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s 37th Annual Restaurant Poll revealed their list of the best restaurants in New Jersey as decided by readers and critics alike.

Fresh off the press, Prestige Diner in New Providence received the best diner for the North region. The voting took place throughout the month of February when restaurants were operating normally. The ...

Lupa Ristorante Opens in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Lupa Ristorante opens in Berkeley Heights on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Executive Chef Adalfo Marisi comes full circle as the executive chef of Lupa Ristorante, formerly Giovanni’s Bistro, Bar and Catering in Berkeley Heights. With the re-opening of Nadine and Bob Tokash’s restaurant, Marisi has the opportunity to share his culinary experience he ...

Hanging on by a Thread, Some NJ Restaurateurs Fear the Worst This Winter

October 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY — During the typical holiday season, hundreds of thousands of dollars flow through the Rail Yard Tavern in Fairlawn.

From Thanksgiving to New Years, hundreds bustle in and out of the restaurant every weekend. By this time, its 186 seats are reserved months in advance for Christmas parties, one of the most lucrative times of the year. 

But not this year.

“We ...

Obituaries

- Sep 29, 2020
Steven J. Madonna of New Providence, NJ passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on ...
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NJ Family Pleads for Kidney Donor to Save Ailing 7-Year-Old

October 27, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A family is desperately searching for a donor to help save the life of a young boy with severe kidney disease.

"My seven-year-old son, Modak, is in need of a kidney donor," say Nirmesh Kumar. "His kidneys are functioning at 6.5%."

Modak, a 2nd Grader at Golden Door Charter School in Jersey City, was initially diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome in 2018.

Virtual New Providence Crop Walk Aids the World's Hungry During Pandemic

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- In spite of the obstacles presented by COVID-19, the annual New Providence Crop Walk to fight hunger took place on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 18.  As in each year since the first Walk in 1974, the Walk was planned by Faith Lutheran Church and chaired for the fifth consecutive year by Mike Warin of Faith and New Providence.

In past years, all walkers ...

Berkeley Heights Cares Pledge Reaches Students with Partnership with Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, and Smith Chiropractic Foundation: Have You Taken The Pledge?

October 28, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Business and Civic in partnership with TAPinto Berkeley Heights continue to encourage the community to take the Berkeley Heights Cares Pledge to do your part to help keep Berkeley Heights businesses open and keep our community safe. 

Click here to be entered into drawings to win gift certificates to Berkeley Heights Businesses.

In ...

Paul and Helen Mallon Celebrate 70 Years of Marriage; Life Enriched with Values

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Paul and Helen Mallon recently celebrated 70 years of marriage, a milestone most don’t get the chance to do.

On a beautiful September afternoon I had the pleasure to sit with the Mallons on the picturesque campus at Fellowship Village to learn their secrets to a happy life -- still in love after 70 years of marriage. Having a lot in ...

Meet YK Salon Owners Yoni Kreger and Wendy Bond: Newly Opened in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Yoni Kreger of YK Salon has partnered with NAHA winning Master Stylist Wendy Bond to open his second salon in New Jersey -- bringing their hair styling expertise to New Providence. Both Kreger and Bond are passionate about both technical excellence and creative artistry. 

TAPinto sat with Kreger and Bond to learn their story and what brought them ...

Berkeley Heights Township Leaf Collection Dates

October 25, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Leaf pickup is in progress in Berkeley Heights.

Section 1: 1st pickup October 19-23; 2nd pickup Nov. 23-27

Section 2: 1st pickup Oct. 26-30; 2nd pickup Nov. 30- Dec. 4

Section 3: 1st pickup Nov. 2-6; 2nd pickup Dec. 7-11

Section 4: Nov. 9-13; 2nd pickup Dec. 14-18

Section 5: Nov. 16-20; 2nd pickup Dec. 21-25

Leaves should be put curbside before the first ...

Lawn Care Tips; Berkeley Hardware Has Your Lawn Care Needs (Including Lawn Bags)

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In the spirit of staying local, Berkeley Hardware and Paint has all your lawn care needs including lawn bags. Visit the store at 503 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. Call 908.464.2900.

Here are some Lawn Care tips from TAPinto.net contributor Melinda Myers, author of more than 20 gardening books, including Small Space Gardening. 

As ...

Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Supports New Jersey Tenants During COVID-19 Housing Crisis

October 28, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Cathy Keenan, Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ), joined TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur to discuss the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund's Housing Stability Project Grant.

Keenan described the work of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF), which was established after the COVID-19 pandemic, and which has raised over $37 million from over ...

Virtual New Providence Crop Walk Aids the World's Hungry During Pandemic

October 25, 2020

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- In spite of the obstacles presented by COVID-19, the annual New Providence Crop Walk to fight hunger took place on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 18.  As in each year since the first Walk in 1974, the Walk was planned by Faith Lutheran Church and chaired for the fifth consecutive year by Mike Warin of Faith and New Providence.

In past years, all walkers ...

Little Flower Cornerstone Unveiled at Mass; 'It's our history. All of us are making new history,' says Father Andrew Prachar

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Father Andrew Prachar, pastor of The Church of the Little Flower, revealed the content of the dated cornerstones of the upper auditorium church and the 'Little Church' at Sunday's 9:30 a.m. mass held outside at Columbia Park. 

"We had to take out the sledge hammers to get into these cornerstones," said Father Andy. "Interestingly ...

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Protecting the Future: A Community Based Approach to Safety

October 25, 2020

First I want to acknowledge the work the current Board of Education is doing on making schools safer. As reported by several advocates in the community on this issue and Doug Reinstein, the district is moving forward in implementing changes to family involvement and data reporting when it comes to law enforcement activities in school. I want to thank those that initiated the request formally in ...

Berkeley Heights Will Continue To Reject The Politics of Fear

We have been talking to the people of Berkeley Heights for most of this unusual year about our platform and our priorities, but what we have also been doing is listening. There are two things residents in this town want to improve our community: real ideas and positivity. The smiles on our neighbors faces when we share that message with them only reinforces how important it is. And yet here we ...

Volunteers are the Backbone of our Community

The Kingsley and Varnerin families are no strangers to public service and volunteerism.  Our interest started decades ago and not just recently with running for Town Council.  Whether it’s helping with fundraisers, being involved with the local PTO’s, delivering food to the needy and first responders, coaching a sports team, or picking up trash around town, we find the time ...

Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding residents that the popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays.

October 21st’s program “Reptiles and Gators” will feature an alligator and lizards, including a blue tongue skink and bearded dragon.  The October 28th’s Halloween-themed Insects and ...

Update: Union County Wildlife Wednesdays Program Moved to 6 PM

The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes to remind residents that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

“Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone during these challenging times, and Wildlife ...

Senior Freeze Deadline Extended

October 23, 2020

We are very pleased that on October 22, 2020, the New Jersey Treasurer’s office extended the Senior Freeze filing deadline from November 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  This is a welcome development because many seniors were scrambling to meet the original date. 

Nevertheless, there is still a need for applications to be prepared as soon as possible.  The Treasurer’s ...

Sai, Candidate for BOE interviews with Chris Wang, Part Two

October 28, 2020

I am submitting a second clip of Sai's interview with Chris Wang as a letter to the editor. As indicated in my endorsement, I encourage you to consider Sai for BOE, Column 3. This clip is being submitted in support of my endorsement.

 

 

Link to first clip: https://bit.ly/34CjX8M

Link to full interview: https://bit.ly/34Duv7i

BOE Election

I am writing today regarding the upcoming BOE election.  I have been a resident of Berkeley Heights for more than 23 years and have 2 children that navigated through the school system, the youngest having graduated GL in 2017.  During my 21 years of involvement in our schools, I volunteered extensively within our district including the President and Vice President of the ...

Sai, Candidate for BOE interviews with Chris Wang, Part One

I am submitting this first clip of Sai's interview with Chris Wang as a letter to the editor.  This will be 1 of several clips I will be submitting.  As indicated in my prior LTE, I encourage you to consider Sai for BOE, Column 3.  This first clip of two or three is being submitted in support of this position.
 

 

Join Cub Scout Pack 268 for Fall Campfire and S'mores

October 28, 2020

Join Cub Scout Pack 268 at the Watchung Resvervation this Sunday November 1st for a fun fall campfire! This is a wonderful chance to see what scouting is all about. We have dens from Kindergarten through 5th grade. If you plan on stopping by please give us a heads up by emailing pack268cubscoutsbh@gmail.com or send us a FB message!

Date: Sunday 11/1/2020

Time: 3pm

Location: Watchung ...

Union County COVID-19 Emergency Drive-Up and Walk-Up Food Distribution, Oct. 31

Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis; masks and social distance required.

The Union County Freeholder Board announced the County will hold an emergency drive-up and walk-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, October 31st, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Warinanco Park, located in Roselle. The distribution ...

NJ Human Services Announces $44.8 Million More in Additional Food Assistance

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

November Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to Nearly $346M Since March

(TRENTON) –  Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in November to help address critical food needs related to ...

Berkeley Heights BOE Candidate Sai Bhargavi Akiri interviewed by Chris Wang

Sai Bhargavi Akiri is a Candidate running for a seat on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education.  This is an interview Sai had with Chris Wang yesterday (October 27th).  Sai was not aware of the questions that would be asked prior to the interview.  Please take the time to view the video and all the information that follows before voting.

Sai's Interview With Chris ...

Edwin Roman Passes Away at Age 26

October 19, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Edwin Roman, one of Summit's most familiar faces and beloved personalities, passed away October 18 at age 26. The circumstances of his passing have not been made public, and a GoFundMe site has been established to assist with funeral service expenses. The site has generated nearly $26,000 in the several hours since it has been posted.

The GoFundMe site's page ...

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Navigating QCDs

With the holiday season in full swing, you may be considering how you want to make your charitable donations. If you’re an IRA owner, you may want to consider a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD. A QCD is a distribution from an IRA that goes directly to a qualifying charity.

Along with helping your favorite non-profit, QCD’s can also help reduce your tax bill since QCDs are ...

Determining Tax on Roth IRA Distributions

Roth IRA distributions are always tax-free… right? Not necessarily. There are certain circumstances where your Roth IRA distribution could be subject to income tax. Determining whether your withdrawal will be taxed depends on factors such as your age and the type of funds you’re withdrawing.

To learn more, click here to download “Determining Tax on Roth IRA Distributions in ...

6 Options for Distribution from a Company Plan

Whether you are changing employers or reaching retirement, deciding what to do with your company retirement plan is an important decision with more options than you may expect—six to be exact. Without proper expertise to navigate this landscape, you may not realize the tax savings opportunities you have available, or worse, be in danger of making costly mistakes.

To help understand the ...