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Softball: Gov. Livingston Snaps 3-Game Winless Streak with 10-3 Victory over Johnson

April 22, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Gov. Livingston was able to produce perhaps its best performance on the softball diamond last week against perennial rival Johnson Regional.

Senior Juliann Lopes deployed a wide array of effective pitches while going 2-for-2 with three runs and senior Jane Morabito doubled twice, scored a pair of runs and finished with three RBI; and senior Jessica Schmidt scored twice ...

Enjoy a Taste of Holland Right Here in the Garden State at Tulip Festival

CREAM RIDGE, NJ — Tulip lovers don't have to book a trip to the Netherlands to enjoy the stunning sight of rows and rows of the colorful spring flower. A day trip to Holland Ridge Farms on Rues Road can do the trick. The 153 acre farm features row after row of majestic tulips to the delight of visitors. This year's tulips at Holland Ridge Farm are currently in full bloom and have ...

Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro.

The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company ...

Show us your Easter Bunny Pictures

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — There have been reportings of the Easter Bunny in the area. 

We want to see your photos with the Easter bunny! It can be from this year, last year or a long time ago.

Email your photo to bpeer@tapinto.net and we may include it in our photo gallery.

Note: Photos will not appear in the gallery automatically as each one needs to be ...

Enjoy a Taste of Holland Right Here in the Garden State at Tulip Festival

April 22, 2019

CREAM RIDGE, NJ — Tulip lovers don't have to book a trip to the Netherlands to enjoy the stunning sight of rows and rows of the colorful spring flower. A day trip to Holland Ridge Farms on Rues Road can do the trick. The 153 acre farm features row after row of majestic tulips to the delight of visitors. This year's tulips at Holland Ridge Farm are currently in full bloom and have ...

Show us your Easter Bunny Pictures

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — There have been reportings of the Easter Bunny in the area. 

We want to see your photos with the Easter bunny! It can be from this year, last year or a long time ago.

Email your photo to bpeer@tapinto.net and we may include it in our photo gallery.

Note: Photos will not appear in the gallery automatically as each one needs to be ...

Cinemark Watchung Opens “Best Seat in Town”

WATCHUNG, NJ - The first ticket has been ripped and the new Cinemark theater is open in Watchung. See it ripped here.

Cinemark Watchung and XD Theatre held a pre-opening VIP event on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, featuring a ceremonial ticket ripping with Cinemark executives and Somerset County officials, and movie screenings of a choice of 10 films.

“We use the slogan the best seat in ...

Cinemark Watchung Opens “Best Seat in Town”

April 18, 2019

WATCHUNG, NJ - The first ticket has been ripped and the new Cinemark theater is open in Watchung. See it ripped here.

Cinemark Watchung and XD Theatre held a pre-opening VIP event on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, featuring a ceremonial ticket ripping with Cinemark executives and Somerset County officials, and movie screenings of a choice of 10 films.

“We use the slogan the best seat in ...

Suburban Chamber Of Commerce Honors Local Residents, Businesses at Service Awards Dinner

SUMMIT, NJ – The Ninth Annual Suburban Chamber of Commerce Service Awards Dinner celebrated the accomplishments of three individuals, a family-owned business, and two organizations at its recent dinner.  The award-winners came from Summit, Berkeley Heights and New Providence – the three communities represented by the Suburban Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

The names of the award ...

Owners of Delicious Heights Expand Catering Operation with Purchase of Bridgewater Manor

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Aquaviva brothers took ownership of the iconic Bridgewater Manor on February 22.

Ralph and Domenick Aquaviva also own Delicious Heights, with restaurants in Berkeley Heights, Bedminster and Basking Ridge. In addition, they run all food and beverage services at Basking Ridge Country Club, including Basking Ridge Catering and the full ...

Anti-Defamation League Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over Repeated Hate Symbol Incidents in Summit Schools

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Responding to media reports -- including a April 15 report in TAPinto Summit -- which detailed the discovery of another hate symbol in a Summit Public School, the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) New York regional office has expressed its "deep concern today after learning of yet another swastika incident at a middle school in Summit, New Jersey, ...

Remembering Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson

Former Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson is being laid to rest on Tuesday.

Dr. Nelson started his career in education in Plainfield before serving as an administrator in the Orange School District, then coming to Westfield in 2010. He served in the Army Reserve for over 20 years, his obituary said.

Dr. Nelson died from complications following his donation of bone ...

Gov. Livingston Pays Tribute to Dr. Derrick Nelson: 'We Stand With Westfield'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Students and staff of Gov. Livingston High School dressed in blue on April 11 to commemorate Westfield H.S. principal, 44 year-old Dr. Derrick Nelson, who passed away after donating bone marrow to a 14 year-old boy in France earlier this year. Dr. Derrick Nelson served in the U.S. Army Reserve for more than 20 years before joining Westfield Public Schools in 2010 as the ...

Chicago: High School Edition Rocks GL

April 14, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- On Thursday March 28 through Saturday March 30, the Governor Livingston Hilltop Players performed Chicago: High School Edition. The Hilltop Players performed once a night from Thursday to Saturday, and also presented a matinee show during the day on Saturday.

Many students saw Chicago on Friday or Saturday night, and juniors and seniors were particularly in attendance.

GL’s MUN Team Competes at Seton Hall Model United Nations Conference

On March 30 and March 31, twelve Governor Livingston students competed at the Seton Hall Model United Nations (SHUMUN) conference. These students represented various countries and people in six different committees, with topics ranging from modern world issues to historical councils.

SHUMUN provided two different types of experiences. For those in general assembly, delegates represented ...

Gov. Livingston Pays Tribute to Dr. Derrick Nelson: 'We Stand With Westfield'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Students and staff of Gov. Livingston High School dressed in blue on April 11 to commemorate Westfield H.S. principal, 44 year-old Dr. Derrick Nelson, who passed away after donating bone marrow to a 14 year-old boy in France earlier this year. Dr. Derrick Nelson served in the U.S. Army Reserve for more than 20 years before joining Westfield Public Schools in 2010 as the ...

Baseball: Compton's Two Home Runs Leads Gov. Livingston Over Scotch Plains-Fanwood

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - GL Baseball added to its undefeated record on the afternoon of April 10 with a convincing 11-4 win over in-conference rival Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Behind two Drew Compton bombs and three John Grill RBI’s, GL rode its red hot offense to a statement win.

After starter Ryan Davey put down the Raiders in order in the top half of the first inning, Compton stepped ...

Obituaries

Lois H. McManus (nee Callahan) of Manahawkin, NJ, formerly of Berkeley Heights, NJ, passed away ...
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Softball: Gov. Livingston Snaps 3-Game Winless Streak with 10-3 Victory over Johnson

April 22, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Gov. Livingston was able to produce perhaps its best performance on the softball diamond last week against perennial rival Johnson Regional.

Senior Juliann Lopes deployed a wide array of effective pitches while going 2-for-2 with three runs and senior Jane Morabito doubled twice, scored a pair of runs and finished with three RBI; and senior Jessica Schmidt scored twice ...

Baseball: Compton's 3 Run Walk-Off Home Run Beats Elizabeth 7-6, Dramatic Win Lifts Team After Painful Loss to Cranford 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After suffering their first loss of the season to Cranford on Tuesday, Gov. Livingston (8-1) was in danger of losing their second consecutive UCC- Watchung division game as they trailed Elizabeth 6-4 with one out in the bottom of the 9th inning. With a pair of base runners on, Elizabeth Coach Mat Belford had a difficult decision to make as the Highlanders most ...

Tack and Field: Gov. Livingston Performs Well at Dodgertown Relays with New School Record and Numerous Personal Bests

MADISON, NJ - On April 13th, the Highlander boys and girls track and field teams attended the Dodgertown Relays at Madison High School.  The meet was comprised of two- and four-person relay events.  The top six finishers were awarded medals. The athletes' hard work at practice materialized with a school record, numerous personal bests, and a collection of ...

Rutgers, Faculty Reach Tentative Agreement, Avert First Faculty Strike In School History

April 16, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers and the union representing nearly 5,000 of its faculty members reached a tentative agreement late Tuesday night, bringing to an end more than a year of bargaining and averting the first faculty strike in the university's 253-year history.

The Rutgers AAUP-AFT released a statement at about 9:15 p.m., stating the gains secured by its ranks - from ...

Long Beach Island's New Landmarks: The LBI Hotel and the Arlington Beach Club Nearing Completion

April 17, 2019

SHIP BOTTOM - If you have traveled to Long Beach Island recently you have seen the two new large structures at the entrance to Ship Bottom. LBI is changing and changing rapidly with these two properties. 

Hotel LBI is close to completion.  It is a project by the Mercer Management Group which also owns the Mallard Island Yacht Club, The Mainland at the Holiday Inn and the Bonnet ...

Owners of Delicious Heights Expand Catering Operation with Purchase of Bridgewater Manor

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Aquaviva brothers took ownership of the iconic Bridgewater Manor on February 22.

Ralph and Domenick Aquaviva also own Delicious Heights, with restaurants in Berkeley Heights, Bedminster and Basking Ridge. In addition, they run all food and beverage services at Basking Ridge Country Club, including Basking Ridge Catering and the full ...

Starting it Up with Guacamole by Delicious Heights

Guacamole Recipe by Delicious Heights

8 Oz Lemon Juice
½  Cup Micro diced Tomato
½  Cup Micro diced Red Onion
½  Cup Micro diced Jalapeno
1 Tsp Ground Cumin
2 Bunches Chopped Cilantro
To taste Salt and Pepper
1 cs Avocados

1.    Combine all ingredients and mix ...

Adopt a Trex Bin: Earn Benches, Help the Earth, and Leave the Leash at Home

April 20, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - If you’re looking for a great project to do on and after Earth Day, Monday, April 22, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) has the solution:  adopt a Trex Bin. 

Earth Day is an opportunity for members of the public to focus on the preservation of Earth’s environment, concern for living things, and the connection between pollution and ...

Overlook Again Earns Practice Greenhealth 'Top 25' Honor as Atlantic Health System Hospitals Recognized for Environmental Sustainability

SUMMIT, NJ - For the second consecutive year, Overlook Medical Center has earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award, as each Atlantic Health System hospitals was recognized for their accomplishments in environmental sustainability.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based nonprofit membership organization founded on the ...

Berkeley Heights Community Garden Breaks Ground

On Saturday members of the Berkeley Heights Learning Community Garden literally broke ground at the Littell-Lord Historic Farmstead.   They unloaded and assembled frames for 29 raised beds, in which they will grow vegetables.  

 One bed was left unbuilt in the hope that the community garden will receive a bed on legs for handicapped gardeners from a Union County Means Green ...

Tiffany Escott, Executive Director of Berkeley Heights YMCA, Receives 2019 Berkeley Heights Betterment Award

April 18, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2019 Berkeley Heights Betterment Award was given to Tiffany Escott, Executive Director of the BH branch of the Summit Area YMCA for her vision in “passing the baton” for the 18th Annual Mother’s Day 5k.

The YMCA began the Mother’s Day 5K in 2001 and it has grown to a highly successful community event attracting over 1,000 participants and ...

Skin Deep Supports New Providence PBA Local 132 with Day of Service Benefit Raising Over $5,000

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Barbaglia, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa, presented the New Providence PBA  Local 132 with a check for over $5,000 in support of their Fallen Officer campaign.

Officer Joe DiParisi emailed local businesses and organizations to let them know about their mission to raise money for fallen officers and asked them to support their 2019 campaign. Next ...

Suburban Chamber Of Commerce Honors Local Residents, Businesses at Service Awards Dinner

SUMMIT, NJ – The Ninth Annual Suburban Chamber of Commerce Service Awards Dinner celebrated the accomplishments of three individuals, a family-owned business, and two organizations at its recent dinner.  The award-winners came from Summit, Berkeley Heights and New Providence – the three communities represented by the Suburban Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

The names of the award ...

Tiffany Escott, Executive Director of Berkeley Heights YMCA, Receives 2019 Berkeley Heights Betterment Award

April 18, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2019 Berkeley Heights Betterment Award was given to Tiffany Escott, Executive Director of the BH branch of the Summit Area YMCA for her vision in “passing the baton” for the 18th Annual Mother’s Day 5k.

The YMCA began the Mother’s Day 5K in 2001 and it has grown to a highly successful community event attracting over 1,000 participants and ...

Overlook's CNO MaryPat Sullivan Honored by NJ Nurses Association

PRINCETON, NJ - MaryPat Sullivan, RN, MSN, CNS, chief nursing officer and chief experience officer at Overlook Medical Center, has received a 2019 Divas of Nursing Award from the Institute for Nursing and the Foundation of the NJ State Nurses Association at the annual 'Divas and Dons in Nursing' celebration.

The event honored Sullivan and 12 other New Jersey nurses, leaders ...

Newsweek Names Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center Among 'World’s Best Hospitals'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center has been named among the 'World’s Best Hospitals' by Newsweek in its inaugural ratings. Overlook Medical Center ranked in the Top 100 of the U.S. hospitals on the list at number 98. 

The 2019 'World’s Best Hospitals' rankings is based on responses to an online survey sent to nearly ...

Tap Water Smell Like Chlorine? Why, When it Will End

April 19, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — If you noticed your tap water smelled a bit like a trip to the town pool for the past two months, you weren’t imagining it.

New Jersey American Water, which supplies water to customers in the town, this week announced it had changed its treatment process to one using “free chlorine residual” so it could perform annual maintenance.

“Some ...

Berkeley Heights Community Garden Breaks Ground

On Saturday members of the Berkeley Heights Learning Community Garden literally broke ground at the Littell-Lord Historic Farmstead.   They unloaded and assembled frames for 29 raised beds, in which they will grow vegetables.  

 One bed was left unbuilt in the hope that the community garden will receive a bed on legs for handicapped gardeners from a Union County Means Green ...

Crackin' Some Eggs in Hillsborough: American Eagle Population Doubles at Duke Farms

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature has delivered once again, with two American Bald Eagle chicks cracking their eggs and stretching their tiny wings this weekend, just five weeks after they first appeared in the nest atop a sycamore tree at Duke Farms.

The two eggs first appeared in the adult Eagles nest Feb. 20 and 23, with the first egg hatching Saturday at 7:59 a.m. folllowed by the second at ...

Firefighters Respond to Report of Smoke at Linde Facility on Ryder Way

April 20, 2019

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Firefighters from four towns responded to a report of a structure fire at Linde, at 100 Ryder Way, according to New Providence Fire Chief Mike Piana.

 

He said the fire department was dispatched at 11:36 a.m., today, April 20. When firefighters entered the  building, they found smoke coming from one of the rooms in the ...

Seton Hall Professor Not With University After Attempted Arson At St. Patrick's Cathedral

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The adjunct professor at Seton Hall University who was arrested earlier this week for trying to bring cans of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral is no longer working at the university, according to a university spokesperson.

Marc Lamparello, 37, of Hasbrouck Heights, was arrested on Wednesday night for trying to carry cans of gasoline, ...

Skin Deep Supports New Providence PBA Local 132 with Day of Service Benefit Raising Over $5,000

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Barbaglia, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa, presented the New Providence PBA  Local 132 with a check for over $5,000 in support of their Fallen Officer campaign.

Officer Joe DiParisi emailed local businesses and organizations to let them know about their mission to raise money for fallen officers and asked them to support their 2019 campaign. Next ...

Long Beach Island's New Landmarks: The LBI Hotel and the Arlington Beach Club Nearing Completion

April 17, 2019

SHIP BOTTOM - If you have traveled to Long Beach Island recently you have seen the two new large structures at the entrance to Ship Bottom. LBI is changing and changing rapidly with these two properties. 

Hotel LBI is close to completion.  It is a project by the Mercer Management Group which also owns the Mallard Island Yacht Club, The Mainland at the Holiday Inn and the Bonnet ...

Fifth Sunday Brunch Held at Faith Lutheran

April 15, 2019

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Sunday, March 31, the Council of Faith Lutheran in New Providence, which consists of 22 persons, conducted a brunch for the members of Faith.  It was the first of what is likely to become a tradition each fifth Sunday.  There are four in a calendar year.  In 2019, the Sundays are in March, June, September and December.

The delicious dishes and ...

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Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

April 21, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro.

The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company ...

Holy Thursday's Watch Offers an Opportunity for Reflection and Prayer

Connectivity – a doublespeak word if there ever was one.

It is, in fact, dis-connectivity. Life through devices makes us not present in our immediate world and takes us outside of ourselves and into the world of entertainment, sports, social media, etc.

My favorite is the commercial for some streaming service where the guy says “Now you watch movies on your phone,” as if ...

First 100 Days

January 1st seems like a distant memory. It has been an exciting and busy first 100 days. 

My administration created a shared service with the County of Union for our interim DPW director which has allowed us to repair the roadway and install drainage in areas like the lower Columbia road behind Columbia Middle School as well as fix a dangerous portion of Park Avenue. This agreement has ...

Teacher Salary Guides : What you might not know

April 16, 2019

The ongoing dispute between the Board of Education and the Berkeley Heights Education Association is solely due to the distribution of the total salary increase that both parties have agreed to last October. The community needs to understand that the dispute is not about supporting or not supporting the teachers and other employees. Rather it is a question of how broadly to support the teachers.

Armstead endorses Lisa McCormick for Surrogate

April 22, 2019

Linden Mayor Derek Armstead has endorsed Lisa McCormick for Union County Surrogate, an obscure office concerned with wills and adoptions that carries a high salary and a five year term.

McCormick, who garnered 159,998 votes statewide against Senator Bob Menendez in the 2018 Democratic primary, is now a part of Armstead's slate in the June 4 election and challenging Union County ...

"Get Happy" with The Maplewood Glee Club

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It’s time to “get happy” with the Maplewood Glee Club. Their upcoming spring concert, entitled “Happy Together,” is full of songs about happiness, joy and fun. (Now, couldn’t you use more of all those things?) Songs will include “Happy Together,” “Feelin’ Groovy,” “Smile,” Pharrell Williams’ ...

TAPinto Reaffirms Strong Commitment to Objectivity and Transparency

TAPinto first launched as a single news site aimed to provide high quality, independent and objective local news coverage to New Providence, NJ.  In a short time, thanks to our readers, staff, and the strong desire for impactful local news, we have grown well beyond our initial goals and are now part of a community of over 8 million readers covering more than 100 local communities.  ...

"Get Happy" with The Maplewood Glee Club

GET HAPPY TOGETHER!

At the Maplewood Glee Club Spring Concert, Sunday May 5th

It’s time to “get happy” with the Maplewood Glee Club. Their upcoming spring concert, entitled “Happy Together,” is full of songs about happiness, joy and fun. (Now, couldn’t you use more of all those things?) Songs will include “Happy Together,” “Feelin’ ...

Baseball’s High Tech Future is Now at TD Bank Ballpark

April 19, 2019

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – What looks like a square satellite dish the size of a car door has been bolted to the roof of TD Bank Ballpark between Luxury Suites 301 and 302 facing towards the pitcher’s mound and home plate.

Fans of the Somerset Patriots will have a front row seat during the 2019 season experiencing the future of baseball.

Meet Trackman, part camera, part ...

Baseball’s High Tech Future is Now at TD Bank Ballpark

April 19, 2019

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – What looks like a square satellite dish the size of a car door has been bolted to the roof of TD Bank Ballpark between Luxury Suites 301 and 302 facing towards the pitcher’s mound and home plate.

Fans of the Somerset Patriots will have a front row seat during the 2019 season experiencing the future of baseball.

Meet Trackman, part camera, part ...

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Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert, Spring Edition

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 ...