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Gov. Livingston Sluggers Sign to Play Div. 1 Baseball; Drew Compton and Stephen Reid Sign to Play at Georgia Tech

November 19, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On National Signing Day, Gov. Livingston Highlander seniors Drew Compton and Stephen Reid signed their Letters of Intent to continue playing baseball at the Division 1 level at Georgia Tech, and Andy Serretti and John Grill committed to play at Washington College.

Highlander third baseman Drew Compton verbally committed to Georgia Tech the spring of ...

Gov. Livingston Hilltop Players Present 'Little Women'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The GL Hilltop Players proudly present the classic story, LITTLE WOMEN, about four sisters growing up with their mother over the course of a year while their father serves as a chaplain in the Civil War. The play explores issues of love, loss, duty, and charity in a beautiful, nostalgic story about family.

Performances are Thursday 11/29 at 7:30 p.m., Friday 11/30 at ...

Girls Soccer: Gov. Livingston Lady Highlanders Are State Champions: Abusada, Sciacchitano Star in Dramatic 3-2 Win

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Most of the spectators at Kean University were probably settling in for overtime, but Catalina Abusada was thinking championship.

The poised senior launched and delivered a 26-yard volley with just over a minute remaining to send Gov. Livingston to a thrilling 3-2 victory over ninth-ranked Ramsey for the NJSIAA Group 2 championship at Kean University in ...

Gov. Livingston Hilltop Players Present 'Little Women'

November 19, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The GL Hilltop Players proudly present the classic story, LITTLE WOMEN, about four sisters growing up with their mother over the course of a year while their father serves as a chaplain in the Civil War. The play explores issues of love, loss, duty, and charity in a beautiful, nostalgic story about family.

Performances are Thursday 11/29 at 7:30 p.m., Friday 11/30 at ...

Watch: Berkeley Heights YMCA Hosts 2018 Diwali Celebration

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A Diwali celebration filled the Berkeley Heights YMCA with the sights, sounds and aromas of India on Saturday, Nov. 17.  Diwali, also known as the Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated in the fall in the northern hemisphere and spring in the southern hemisphere. It marks the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over ...

Ever Wanted to Own Your Own Amusement Park? Bowcraft Rides Are for Sale

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets!

Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an online liquidation sale, you can purchase rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler or ...

TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features Bella Nonna’s and New Owner Sanjeev Bhardwa

November 17, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - TAPinto Spotlight on Business features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories.

This edition features Bella Nonna’s, at 250 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, which was recently purchased ...

Berkeley Heights Public Schools are Closed on Friday, Nov. 16 Due to Weather

November 16, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Public Schools will be closed on Friday, November 16 due to inclement weather and dangerous road conditions.

Stay Safe!

Two-Hour Delayed Opening at Berkeley Heights Schools on Friday, Nov. 16

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

There will be no AM Kindergarten or AM Preschool. If there is a need to close school - you will be notified prior to 7:30 AM. Be careful and stay safe!

 

Berkeley Heights Public Schools Announce Early Dismissal For Thursday, Nov. 15

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Public Schools announced early dismissal for all district schools due to safety concerns regarding the expected inclement weather .  

• Governor Livingston High School will close at 12:30 p.m.
• Columbia Middle School will close at 12:55 p.m.
• All elementary schools will close at 1 p.m.
• Mark Kay McMillin Early Childhood ...

Arts and Entertainment: TV Show Review, American Vandal

November 18, 2018

Crime dramas typically begin with gruesome shots of dead bodies or someone drenched in blood. Then detectives arrive to the crime scene, family members are notified, and the search for the culprit begins. Each episode ends with a plot twist and an emotional confession. This trope has been seen time and time again. NCIS, Law and Order: SVU, CSI, Hawaii Five-O and Criminal Minds are among these ...

Arts and Entertainment: Movie Review, Sierra Burgess is a Loser

In August, 2018, Netflix released the movie Sierra Burgess is a Loser. Teenagers all across America were eager to tune in and watch the beloved stars, Noah Centineo of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Shannon Purser of Stranger Things, in action. As soon as the movie appeared on Netflix’s Recommended List, reviews quickly popped up on Instagram and Twitter. 

The movie ...

An Inside Look at the Gov. Livingston Bagpipe Corp

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Every Thursday after the last bell at Governor Livingston rings, most students run to catch the bus or to get into their cars. However, one group of students begin the long walk down to the band room. On Thursday something special happens, something almost magical. Thursdays are for bagpipe practice.

Pipe practice is run by Governor Livingston teacher Mr. Bolger, who is ...

Gov. Livingston National Honor Society Inducts New Members

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On October 26th, the Governor Livingston High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) held its annual induction ceremony and welcomed 69 new members. The new inductees gathered in the Kenneth Stiefel Theatre in Governor Livingston to light a candle, say an oath, and to become official members of NHS. 

Inducted students are members of the junior or senior ...

The Amazon Minimum Wage Increase

Amazon’s minimum wage was just increased… but what insights does it offer? 

Amazon recently raised its hourly minimum wage pay to $15 for all employees. This will affect 250,000 employees, and an additional 100,000 seasonal employees (TechCrunch.com). Reporters from online news sources such as The New York Times and The Independent have spoken out about the adjustments, and ...

Gov. Livingston Sluggers Sign to Play Div. 1 Baseball; Drew Compton and Stephen Reid Sign to Play at Georgia Tech

November 19, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On National Signing Day, Gov. Livingston Highlander seniors Drew Compton and Stephen Reid signed their Letters of Intent to continue playing baseball at the Division 1 level at Georgia Tech, and Andy Serretti and John Grill committed to play at Washington College.

Highlander third baseman Drew Compton verbally committed to Georgia Tech the spring of ...

Girls Soccer: Gov. Livingston Lady Highlanders Are State Champions: Abusada, Sciacchitano Star in Dramatic 3-2 Win

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Most of the spectators at Kean University were probably settling in for overtime, but Catalina Abusada was thinking championship.

The poised senior launched and delivered a 26-yard volley with just over a minute remaining to send Gov. Livingston to a thrilling 3-2 victory over ninth-ranked Ramsey for the NJSIAA Group 2 championship at Kean University in ...

Dynamic Cat Abusada is Named Delicious Heights Highlander Athlete of the Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The impact Catalina Abusada had on the Lady Highlanders' championship season is undeniable. Her contribution extends way beyond her six goals scored and team high 14 assists - with her latest 10-yard game winning feed to Allie Post, who scored the lone goal against Delsea to advance to the State ...

TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features Bella Nonna’s and New Owner Sanjeev Bhardwa

November 17, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - TAPinto Spotlight on Business features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories.

This edition features Bella Nonna’s, at 250 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, which was recently purchased ...

Jersey Fine Wines Holiday Specials: Stop By For All Your Thanksgiving Needs

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Jersey Fine Wines, conveniently located in the Village Shopping Center in downtown New Providence, offers a broad selection of wines, spirits, regular and craft beers at everyday low prices.  The store is spacious, beautiful, and well lit.  It's a pleasant place to shop.

Click to check out the details of their holiday circular. Holiday promotion ...

Photos: Best Places for Fall Foliage in Somerset Hills and New Jersey

November 13, 2018

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in the Somerset HIlls region, and TAPinto Somerset Hills is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage.

To have your photos added to the gallery here or to share your favorite spots to find fall foliage in and around Somerset Hills, email baskingridge@tapinto.net.

Best New Jersey Foliage ...

Sohum Agnihotri's Eagle Scout Journey; Inspired by the Spirit of Service

November 16, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It started with building model WWII airplanes and battleships when he was 9, followed by a voracious curiosity to learn about the Second World War. Even his Lego creations were layouts of battle scenes from WWII and he enjoyed using military metaphors during his chess moves. For Sohum Agnihotri, a Junior at the Academy for Allied Health Sciences, the wartime stories he read ...

It's Better to Give than to Receive; The Silver Liming Foundation Spreads Kindness, One Act at a time

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - We have witnessed the Berkeley Heights community rise to help those in need -- when families are struck by illness or disability, a house fire leaves a family homeless, or by raising money to get a local grocery store employee a bike to get to and from work. These acts of kindness warm our hearts -- one act at a time.

These stories of ...

American Legion Post 433 Commemorates Veterans Day

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Once again members of American Legion Post 433 in New Providence gathered with friends and family to commemorate Veterans Day.

On Sunday the post chaplain welcomed everyone and offered a prayer, which included a wish that people of every land “may form a brotherhood which will strive to further the arts of peace under laws and ethics blessed by Thy ...

Can YOU be a Match and Save a Life?

November 12, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by BetheMatch.org will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth.

Brian Dillagard, an 8-year-old New Jersey resident, is one of many local patients searching for a ...

Winter Holiday Festival at Lord Stirling Stable

November 19, 2018

Start the season off right at the Annual Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Winter Holiday Festival from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2 - perfect for families and horse enthusiasts!

This year we are introducing a new event on Saturday. Come watch our riders and staff perform in their own Competitive Drill Performances, with a showcase at 1:00 p.m. from the Adult ...

A Little Movie About A Little Horse With a Big Dream Will Be In The Equus Film Festival

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Annie is a little horse who helps troubled children who need to re-find joy in their lives.She also has a big dream, for her and her friends to have a permanent home.

Annie is also the star of Little Horse, Big Medicine a short film that will be shown at the Equus Film Festival in New York City.

The film is about a little girl who lost her best friend in a car ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts Six Suspects in Murder

November 17, 2018

 

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- ...

Woman Identified in Fatal Train Accident in New Providence

November 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Brown, 61 years old, of New Providence was killed Thursday after her 2015 Nissan Altima was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone train at the Union Avenue crossing in New Providence Thursday evening during a snow storm. Brown was pronounced dead at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

The train originated from Gladstone and was running 30 ...

Woman Dies After Vehicle is Struck by NJ Transit Train in New Providence; Snow Storm Wreaks Havoc on Roadways

Updated at 6:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone Line train [that originated from Gladstone heading to Hoboken] at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues [west of the Murray Hill Station] in New Providence on Thursday evening around 6 p.m.

The female driver, the only occupant of the ...

Man Arrested After Neighbors Call About Suspicious Man in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Neighbors on Ridge Drive in Berkeley Heights called the police on Saturday morning after a suspicious man knocked on doors looking for assistance after his car broke down from the night before.

Neighbors called the police to help the man with the disabled car. He was later found to be driving under the influence and in possession of marijuana under 50 grams and ...

’Love and Unity’ Candlelight Vigil Honored those Killed in Pittsburgh and Kentucky

November 5, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Sunday evening a crowd of about 250 people attended the "Love & Unity" Candlelight Vigil at Peppertown Park. 

Hosted by the Berkeley Heights Diversity Committee, [and organized by Michelle Greco, Karen Foote, Adam Goldstein, Jimmy Joseph, Kelly Manieri, Herman Matfes, Kathy Matfes], the vigil emphasized the power of love and words to bring ...

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'Purple' Is Not Just a Campaign Theme; It Will Drive Our Leadership

November 7, 2018

Yesterday, Berkeley Heights residents braved the rain and the crowds and made good on what we had heard repeatedly as we knocked on doors all over town. They showed their strong support for us but moreover, they showed that they are ready for change. They demonstrated that Berkeley Heights has a new look, a new demographic that needs to be matched with a new direction. And as part of your ...

Mayor Bob Woodruff, Councilman Michael D'Aquila and Councilwoman Michelle Greco Congratulate Democratic Team

Congratulations to the Democrat team of Angie Devanney, Stephen Yellin and Alvaro Medieros. They worked hard and their message resonated with residents.. We all want the very best for Berkeley Heights and we will ensure a smooth transition.  Thank you to the residents of Berkeley Heights for your support.  It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve you.  We are proud of ...

Things to do for 2019- Part 1 of 4

Things to Do for 2019: December 31, 2018 Deadlines

Part 1 of 4

Make sure that 2018 required minimum distributions (RMDs) for all IRA account owners who reached age 70½ prior to 2018 are paid out. IRA owners generally use the Uniform Lifetime Table to find the life expectancy factor to calculate their RMDs. There is an exception for those individuals whose spouses are more ...

How Much Do You Really Know About Long-Term Care?

November is Long-term Care awareness month. How much does eldercare cost, and how do you arrange it when it is needed? The average person might have difficulty answering those two questions, for the answers are not widely known. For clarification, continuing reading "How much do you really know about long-term care?"

A little planning now could make a big difference in the years to ...

Atlantic Health System Receives the 2018 Sustainable Business Leadership Award

November 19, 2018

Sustainable Jersey presented Atlantic Health System with the Sustainable Business Leadership Award which recognizes companies in New Jersey that support the Sustainable Jersey mission and demonstrate a significant commitment to sustainability. 

Representatives of Atlantic Health System accepted the award at Sustainable Jersey’s Annual Awards event on November 13, 2018 which took ...

Give the Gift of Wellness this Holiday Season

MERRY FITNESS AND HAPPY HEALTHY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

Whether it's for yourself or for someone you care about, good health is a gift that lasts a lifetime. That's why this holiday season at the Summit YMCA, you can purchase Personal Training Gift Certificates, or try out our holiday specials for Personal Training at the Berkeley Heights YMCA and Summit YMCA!

Summit YMCA Personal Training ...

Winter Holiday Festival at Lord Stirling Stable

Start the season off right at the Annual Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Winter Holiday Festival from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2 - perfect for families and horse enthusiasts!

This year we are introducing a new event on Saturday. Come watch our riders and staff perform in their own Competitive Drill Performances, with a showcase at 1:00 p.m. from the Adult ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts Six Suspects in Murder

November 17, 2018

 

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- ...

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Mon, November 19

Delicious Heights, Berkeley Heights

Monday Night NFL Football Special at Delicious ...

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Mon, November 19, 7:45 AM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Monday Morning Yoga

Health & Wellness

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Mon, November 19, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

November Jewelry Club @ the Scotch Plains Public ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

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Sublime Salon and Day Spa, Berkeley Heights

Visit Sublime's Holiday Boutique on Nov. 20th and ...

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Tue, November 20, 10:00 AM

Summit Old Guard, new providence

Malaria in the 21st Century

Health & Wellness

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Mt. Carmel, Berkeley Heights

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Giving Back Sports

Berkeley Heights Recreation Flag Football Wraps Up Season

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2018  Berkeley Heights Recreation Flag Football program concluded Monday, November 5th on a chilly showery night under the lights at Snyder Field. Nearly 80 children grades one through six along with over 15 volunteer parent coaches participated in the program this season with the focus on a practicing a variety of football fundamentals and the ...

Supporting Diva for a Day With Pampering Spa Services

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Providing cancer patients with a few moments of unforgettable joy is the mission of the Diva for a Day Foundation. It began in 2010 when a pair of friends came together to make a worthwhile difference in the lives of those who have the disease. The non-profit organization aims to pamper and delight “divas” with a day of relaxing spa services at ...

Inside Admissions Directors' Brains in 2018

As promised, here’s my rundown of 2018’s Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, completed by Gallup and Inside Higher Ed. Whether I’m looking at an individual school’s report or a wider survey like this I love data. If you’ve got some free time IPEDS is a treasure trove of information reported directly from institutions and can provide some context on ...

Why Fixed Annuities Are Better Annuities

Annuities can be good, bad or downright ugly. Which ones are good to invest in, and why? (And what is an annuity, anyway?).  In my previous article, I explained the kinds of annuities that are “bad” or “ugly” for investors: virtually all variable annuities, including indexed annuities (that are misleadingly categorized at a type of fixed annuity). My objections ...

Seasonal Recipe: Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

November 17, 2018

Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish.

Ingredients:

12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup apple cider

Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in.

Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until all of the berries ...

Proper Ventilation During the Holiday Season

With everyone home for the holidays, the extra bodies, shower use, and cooking power in your home can really bring up the heat. While that’s nice for your heating bill, it may cause unwanted ventilation issues in your home.

Kitchen

Remember a few tips for keeping smoke out of your eyes and steam from coming out your ears while your kitchen works overtime:

Use the hood ...