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Gov. Livingston's Alexandra Cassu Sets Heptathlon Record

July 17, 2019

MEDFORD, NJ - On June 22nd and 23rd , Alexandra Cassu, a junior at Governor Livingston High School, competed in the heptathlon in Medford, NJ.

The heptathlon is a two-day track and field event consisting of seven separate events. Day one consists of the 100 meter hurdles, shot put, high jump and the 200 meter run. Day two consists of the long jump, javelin throw and 800 meter run. Points are ...

Allergy Friendly Chocolate Pudding Fruit Tart

Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read her essay, “11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies,” here.

Need a fun summer dessert that someone with food allergies can enjoy? Use their favorite fruit and cookies to make this tart. The easy homemade pudding is ...

Springfield First Responders Battle Fire at Baltusrol Clubhouse

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield Firefighters and other first responders were called to Baltusrol Golf Club Tuesday afternoon for a small blaze that broke out in the clubhouse of the famed golf course.

Just before noon, the fire broke out on the third-floor side facing the golf course. That area is set up in a hotel room format for guests to stay in when they come to the course ...

‘Bombs’ Signal Beginning Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Feast Day, Parade Began at 8:45 a.m.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Seven ‘Bombs’ at 7 a.m. marked the beginning of the Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Feast this morning, but for some the preparations for today’s March began even earlier.

Members of the Mount Carmel Society gathered at 6 a.m. at Mount Carmel Hall to prepare and decorate the Blessed Lady statute and place it on a platform behind a riding mower donated by ...

‘Bombs’ Signal Beginning Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Feast Day, Parade Began at 8:45 a.m.

July 16, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Seven ‘Bombs’ at 7 a.m. marked the beginning of the Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Feast this morning, but for some the preparations for today’s March began even earlier.

Members of the Mount Carmel Society gathered at 6 a.m. at Mount Carmel Hall to prepare and decorate the Blessed Lady statute and place it on a platform behind a riding mower donated by ...

Westfield PBA Gearing up for Annual Car Show this Saturday

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield PBA Local 90 is gearing up for its third annual car, Jeep and motorcycle show this weekend, complete with refreshments, games and plenty of entertainment.

The event,  set for Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is an opportunity for community members to mingle with members of the police department, show chairman Officer Chris ...

Fireworks, Food and Family Fun at Five-day Mt. Carmel Festival, July 16-20

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. – It’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a five-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun, located at Mt. Carmel Field in Berkeley Heights.

The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 through Saturday, July 20. Those five nights will include concerts, games, ...

Allergy Friendly Chocolate Pudding Fruit Tart

July 17, 2019

Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read her essay, “11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies,” here.

Need a fun summer dessert that someone with food allergies can enjoy? Use their favorite fruit and cookies to make this tart. The easy homemade pudding is ...

TAPinto Breaks All-Time Monthly Readership Record: 1,270,494 Readers, 3,453,599 Pageviews in June 2019

July 9, 2019

TAPinto.net, a network of more than 80 franchised online local news sites in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Florida, had a record-breaking month of traffic in June, logging 1,270,494 unique readers and 3,453,599 pageviews.  The record marks continued growth in TAPinto’s readership and engagement metrics across its 82 franchised sites.  During ...

Taylor Rental Celebrates 50 Years in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Taylor Rental celebrated their 50th year in business with a barbecue at their store located at 284 Springfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights.  

Mayor Angie Devanney stopped by the celebration and read a proclamation honoring the family owned and operated Taylor Rental for its 50 years. She also recognized business president Paul Neuwirth for ...

Fraud in Westfield: Police Warn Businesses to Lookout for Phony Fire Inspector

WESTFIELD, NJ – Police are warning local businesses to be on the lookout for a man impersonating a fire protection inspector from a fake company he calls “Metro Fire Prevention.”

The man offers to inspect and service fire extinguishers for a fee, Police Chief Chris Battiloro said in a statement Monday. The man visited two local businesses during the late morning hours on ...

Gov. Livingston TSA Club Attends Nationals 

July 14, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. - Eight Governor Livingston students attended the national Technology Students Association (TSA) conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor from June 28th to July 2nd. The attending team, comprised of six juniors and two sophomores, competed in the 11-12 division of the TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) ...

Project Graduation Entertains Gov. Livingston Graduates (Photo Gallery)

BRANCHBURG, NJ - On the night of graduation, the Branchburg Sports Complex was bustling with 190 overjoyed Governor Livingston seniors for this year's Project Graduation.

"This was a well-behaved, respectful, active group of teens. The staff on hand at the complex repeatedly stated what an amazing group this is," said Project Graduation organizer Jeanie Ruban. "They ...

Berkeley Heights Education Association Unable to Meet with Negotiations Committee Until September

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It appears the impasse between the Board of Education and the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA) will continue until at least September. The Fact Finder proposed a number of dates in June, July, August and September, all of which were acceptable to the board's negotiations committee. However, BHEA representatives told the Fact Finder September ...

Malinowski Talks Politics and Public Policy with Crowd in Somerville

July 15, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - About 75 guests obliged Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, and showed up at Cheech’s Own for a cup of coffee Saturday night, but the first-term congressman didn’t get to share a fresh brew with them because he was too busy talking and answering questions about the drama, frustrations, idealism, legislative battles and the political realities of Washington, DC.

Six ...

Malinowski Invites 7th District Residents to Somerville for Coffee and Conversation

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Residents of the Seventh Congressional District, which includes those in Union County, are invited to sit down with Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, to discuss local, state and national issues Saturday, July 13,from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Cheech's Own Coffeee Company, 37 W. Main St.

The first-term U.S. Congressman, whose has a local legislative office is located at 38 E. Main ...

Gov. Murphy Signs 'Bill Ricci Law' to Protect 9/11 First Responders

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy this week signed “The Bill Ricci World Trade Center Rescue, Recovery, and Cleanup Operations Act,” (A4882) into law, which will enhance protections for first responders, including those who volunteered for 9/11 rescue, recovery, and clean-up efforts at World Trade Center sites.

The law is named after Fanwood resident Bill Ricci, a ...

Obituaries

- Apr 10, 2019
Albert Longley Hale, a long-time resident of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, died at the age of 92 ...
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Gov. Livingston's Alexandra Cassu Sets Heptathlon Record

July 17, 2019

MEDFORD, NJ - On June 22nd and 23rd , Alexandra Cassu, a junior at Governor Livingston High School, competed in the heptathlon in Medford, NJ.

The heptathlon is a two-day track and field event consisting of seven separate events. Day one consists of the 100 meter hurdles, shot put, high jump and the 200 meter run. Day two consists of the long jump, javelin throw and 800 meter run. Points are ...

New Jersey's Tobin Heath Wins Gold Along With U.S. Women's Soccer Team

LYON, France -- In a game that was scoreless through the first 60 minutes, the U.S. Women's Soccer Team scored twice down the stretch for a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands to win the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday.

Tobin Heath, a 2006 graduate of Ridge High School, is a member of the Gold-winning U.S. team. Heath started and saw extensive playing time Sunday, but she did not ...

Summer All-Star Game Honors Annie Young

CRANFORD, NJ - Every year, the summer all-star games for the Division 2 Parkway League highlight the best players in our area of New Jersey. But this year’s 8U All-Star Team had the privilege to honor the spirit and memory of an amazing athlete, teammate, and friend: Annabelle “Annie” Young. Keith Hoffman, the league’s commissioner, announced on Monday in front of a ...

Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

July 12, 2019

Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) at no charge. Statements can be submitted from Labor Day (September 2, 2019) until Saturday, November 2, 2019 at midnight EST (for publication on Saturday, November 2 or Sunday, November 3, 2019). Publication of candidate ...

Sal and Tami Going Strong after 40 Years at Dimaios: Pizza Delivery to Food Network

July 8, 2019

Part 2 of 3-Part Article Series

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  TAPinto continues our series with Sal Passalacqua in celebration of 40 years at Dimaios. The series started with Sal's Sicilian roots and coming to America [Carini Roots to Dimaios] to help with the family pizzeria business before he opened his own restaurant in Berkeley Heights. 

Sal told ...

Fanwood Grille Celebrates 2nd Anniversary on July 7 with Expanded Menu and Extended Hours

FANWOOD, NJ – The Fanwood Grille celebrates its second anniversary next week with longer hours, a return to seven days, and a greater emphasis on its dinner menu and meals to go.

“We realized a few things over the first two years. One is that we are known for our food made from scratch and cooked to order -- that’s why breakfast is so busy on the weekends,” said chef ...

American Legion Post 356 Hosts a Barbecue at VFW Post (Photo Gallery)

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The first combination Barbecue Fundraiser for American Legion Post 356, Sons of the American Legion and VFW Post 6259 was a success.

Held on Sunday, May 26, at VFW Post 6259, the western-themed event, with its own cactus prop, featured great food, cooked on site by members of the American Legion, a visit by some big trucks, at least one of which was raised, games ...

Springfield Avenue Clean Up Raises Community Litter Awareness, Collects Over 100 Shoes for Re-Use

July 8, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Sunday, June 30, members of Val’s Valiants, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC), Sustainable Berkeley Heights, the Berkeley Heights Downtown Beautification Committee (DBC), members of Girl Scout Troop 40822, and other local residents braved the sweltering heat to help clean up Springfield Avenue.

At the beginning of the event, which began ...

Last Day to Make #FoodStockChallenge Donations (and Beat Scotch Plains) is Friday, July 12

July 10, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Friday, July 12, is the last date to take part in the township’s  #FoodStockChallenge. Foodstock, a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit, collects food and distributes it to food banks in the area to help community members who are having trouble making ends meet.

Berkeley Heights challenged Scotch Plains to see which town can collect the most food – so ...

Teen Lifeguards Honored for Rescue of 5-year-old at The Hills' Swimming Pool

July 12, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Two 17-year-old lifeguards who will be seniors this fall at Ridge High School teamed up to rescue and revive a five-year-old who had sunk in the main pool at The Hills complex recently _ and were commended on Tuesday night for saving the boy.

Annie Page and Nicoletta Agostino, both rising seniors at Ridge, were presented with a resolution approved by the ...

Atlantic Health System, Kindred Healthcare Celebrate Completion of Brand-New, Two-Story Rehabilitation Hospital in Madison

MORRISTOWN, NJ and LOUISVILLE, KY  – Atlantic Health System and Kindred Healthcare today marked the completion of Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, a brand-new state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital that will combine the expertise of two leaders in high-quality patient care.

The new $24 million, two-story, 38-bed rehabilitation hospital located in Madison, is the first ...

Berkeley Heights Council Asked to Approve LOSAP Benefit for Rescue Squad Members

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – At the June 25 meeting of the council, Joe Savino, president of the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS), asked members to support a Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) for squad members. To be eligible for the LOSAP award, members would need to meet very strict criteria.

Savino called the LOSAP program, “long overdue … of the 21 ...

The Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center Announces Venue for Mansion in May 2020

June 25, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center has announced the newest venue for the Mansion in May 2020. The venue will be....... Tyvan Hill.

Tyvan Hill, located in New Vernon is a 10,000 square, u-shaped brick and stone mansion designed by the prominent New York architectural firm of Peabondy, Wilson & Brown for John Wesley Castles Jr. and his wife, ...

Everyone Can “Bite Back” against Mosquitoes in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - As summer begins in earnest, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders asks residents, businesses and visitors alike to help reduce the mosquito population.

“Mosquito control is something that everyone can help with, and it makes a big difference,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “Aside from being itchy and annoying, mosquito bites can spread ...

Rally to Call For Closure of ICE Detention Centers Set For 6:30 p.m. Friday in New Brunswick

July 12, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several organizations from the city and beyond will band together Friday to call for the closure of ICE detention centers in the state.

The Lights For Liberty Rally will start at the intersection of Albany and George streets at 6:30 p.m.

Central Jersey Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is co-sponsoring the protest along with groups including ACLU People Power - ...

Springfield First Responders Battle Fire at Baltusrol Clubhouse

July 16, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield Firefighters and other first responders were called to Baltusrol Golf Club Tuesday afternoon for a small blaze that broke out in the clubhouse of the famed golf course.

Just before noon, the fire broke out on the third-floor side facing the golf course. That area is set up in a hotel room format for guests to stay in when they come to the course ...

Westfield PBA Gearing up for Annual Car Show this Saturday

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield PBA Local 90 is gearing up for its third annual car, Jeep and motorcycle show this weekend, complete with refreshments, games and plenty of entertainment.

The event,  set for Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is an opportunity for community members to mingle with members of the police department, show chairman Officer Chris ...

‘Bombs’ Signal Beginning Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Feast Day, Parade Began at 8:45 a.m.

July 16, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Seven ‘Bombs’ at 7 a.m. marked the beginning of the Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Feast this morning, but for some the preparations for today’s March began even earlier.

Members of the Mount Carmel Society gathered at 6 a.m. at Mount Carmel Hall to prepare and decorate the Blessed Lady statute and place it on a platform behind a riding mower donated by ...

Video: St. Mary of the Assumption H.S. Scheduled to Close; Parents Plead with Public to “Help Save Our School“

Story Update (Thursday 11:30 a.m.)

ELIZABETH, NJ - St. Mary of the Assumption High School in Elizabeth, a school that has served parts of NJ and NY since 1930, has announced it is about to close if they don’t get some help from the community, said School President Marie Chirico. Parents, teachers, and students rallied at the school on Wednesday to raise ...

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Measles, the Causes of Heart Palpitations and More: AtlantiCast by Atlantic Health System

On the latest AtlantiCast, find out what you need to know about measles, learn about the causes of heart palpitations, we’ll take you to the latest in state-of-the-art urgent care centers, we’ll share the physical symptoms of depression and much more! See every episode at AtlanticHealth.org.

Do the Right Thing

July 10, 2019

Peter Drucker once said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” The Berkeley Heights Board of Education (BH BOE) has excellent management skills, and so does the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA). The BH BOE can make budgetary decisions, choices about implementing new technology, and execute and plan new developments in our school system.

The Pop Heard Round the World (Cup): Women & ACL Injuries

The Pop Heard Round the World (Cup): Women & ACL Injuries

Alex Morgan. Megan Rapinoe. Ashlyn Harris. Ali Krieger. What do these women have in common? For one, they are all current members of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team participating in the 2019 World Cup. But for another, they are all current USWNT who have suffered an ACL injury during the course of their soccer ...

Fireworks on the Fourth of July is a Jersey First

As you watch the rockets glare and bombs burst into the New Jersey skies this weekend, share this little bit of Jerseyana with the people on the blanket or lawn chairs next to you.

The first “fireworks” display to celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was ordered by George Washington himself along the banks of the Raritan River.

Yes, fireworks on the ...

Buying a Used Car? Beware of These Common Scams

July 11, 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 ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert - Sunscreen

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 ...

Matthew Ward, of Berkeley Heights, Lands Prestigious Television Academy Foundation Internship in Hollywood

July 17, 2019

Matthew Ward, who hails from Berkley Heights, NJ, and attended Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2019 Internship Program. 

Ward, a Media Studies and Production major, will be a live television production intern this summer at Bob Bain Productions in Los Angeles, CA.

The Television Academy ...

Union County Holds First Special Needs Night at Wheeler Spray Park

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to invite children age 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, to attend the first ever “Night Out at Wheeler Spray Park” for children with special needs on Monday, July 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wheeler Spray Park is located at 234 West Stimpson Avenue in Linden.

The event is free but pre-registration is required for each ...

Keep Cool in Union County through the Weekend

As another heat wave rolls into New Jersey, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that resources are available for cooling off during extreme hot weather.

The National Weather Service has called a heat advisory for the Union County area for the late afternoon of today, July 17, as well as the entire weekend of July 20 and July 21. The heat wave is expected to last ...

Heat Advisory in Effect until 8 p.m. Tonight

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. - The National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY that remains in effect until 8 p.m. this tonight, Wednesday, July 17..  


HEAT INDEX VALUES: Around 100 to 105 due to temperatures in the mid 90s, and dew points in the lower to mid 70s.


TIMING: Through 8 p.m.


IMPACT: Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at-risk population ...

Rally to Call For Closure of ICE Detention Centers Set For 6:30 p.m. Friday in New Brunswick

July 12, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several organizations from the city and beyond will band together Friday to call for the closure of ICE detention centers in the state.

The Lights For Liberty Rally will start at the intersection of Albany and George streets at 6:30 p.m.

Central Jersey Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is co-sponsoring the protest along with groups including ACLU People Power - ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, July 17

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Photography Instructors’ Summer ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

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Wed, July 17, 7:15 PM

St. Joseph's Shrine, Stirling

Free Acappella Singing Sessions

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, July 18

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Photography Instructors’ Summer ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

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Thu, July 18, 5:00 PM

Excel Physical Therapy, Summit

EXCEL Summit Anniversary Celebration

Health & Wellness

Fri, July 19

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Photography Instructors’ Summer ...

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Fri, July 19, 8:30 AM

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Seven Ways to Manage Risk in Retirement

News reports notwithstanding, people are living longer than ever before. That means many more years of enjoying a well-earned retirement. However, longer lifespans make it critical to carefully manage risk--even after retirement--to ensure that you have the funds you need to maintain your lifestyle.

These are seven ways you can protect your retirement income from perils like inflation, market ...