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Pre-College Summer Camps and Institutes for High School Students

The Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies at Seton Hall University is pleased to announce its 2013 Pre-College summer camps, designed specifically for high school students! These non-credit courses are the perfect way for students to prepare for college, sharpen their writing skills, get started in video game programming, and much, much more! Classes are affordable, convenient, and taught by knowledgeable, talented Seton Hall University faculty.

Courses begin July 8th and run through August 16th. Select two or more of the pre-college, non-credit courses and receive $50 off the price of each course! Seton Hall employees also receive an extra 10% off their total pre-college, non-credit  course purchase. Reserve your place now—register today!

Criminal Justice: Finding Your Career – In this course, students become witnesses, investigators, police observers, and forensic scientists through field trips and hands-on activities. An FBI officer, judge, current prison inmate, and others will introduce students to the challenges and rewards of defending justice.

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Dream it, Design it: Video Game Programming for Noobs - Do you daydream in video?  Now you can turn it into simulated-reality! This course gives you hands-on coursework that teaches you what it takes to create images and animations and to construct your own interactive video game. Pre-req: High School Algebra I.

Noob No More: Next Level Video Game Programming - So you’ve mastered the basics and you’re hungry for more. This course will show you how to program robust game mechanics, designing levels, characters, and multiple player interaction. Pre-req: Dream it, Design it: Video Game Programming for Noobs.

Make the Cut: Get into College with Great Writing - This course will give you the tools and techniques to craft a stand-out essay that will put you on top of the pile. You will practice writing persuasive paragraphs on a time limit to get ready for the SAT.

College Ready: Writing for College Success – This course will prepare you for the critical thinking and writing done in college. Students practice the skills of a successful academic reader, writer, and researcher. In college, writing strong essays is central to learning and achievement.

Catch the Writer’s Bug: Intro to Writing Fiction - Uncover your unique voice while honing your literary craft. This course will give you real creative writing experience and feedback. You’ll learn the fundamentals of fiction by studying a wide range of authors and styles.

The Advanced Writer’s Toolkit: Tips and Techniques for Great Fiction – This course is for writers who are ready for a challenge. Under the guidance of a widely published professor of English and creative writing, you’ll explore the more complex structures of fiction.


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TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features New Providence Dentistry

July 17, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto "Summer 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 New Providence Dentistry, operated by Dr. Beth Herko and her staff of ...

Avoiding 10% Tax Penalty

Do you want access to money from your retirement accounts but aren't sure of the real costs involved?

Most retirement accounts have a set age requirement you must reach before making penalty-free income distributions, which is usually 59.5 but can sometimes be as early as age 50. If you decide to access your accounts earlier, you could face penalties ranging from 10%-25%, which is not ...

Beneficiary Forms - As Important as Your Will

As you plan for the future, don’t leave out one of the most overlooked must-do’s: naming the beneficiaries of your retirement assets. Updating your beneficiary forms ensures that the legacy you worked so hard to build will be distributed correctly. Don’t delay -- the designations on your beneficiary forms supersede those stated in your Will. 

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Union County College Foundation’s 3rd “Close the Gap” Campaign Surpasses Goal

July 18, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – With over 150 guests and volunteers in attendance, the Union County College Foundation surpassed their goal and raised nearly $55,000 at their 3rd Annual Close the Gap Campaign cocktail reception. Held on July 11, in the Richel Student Commons at the College’s Cranford campus, this campaign was developed by a small group of dedicated community volunteers to support the ...

ReNew Salon and Spa Welcomes Senior Stylist Joan Mormilo

GILLETTE, NJ - ReNew Salon and Spa welcomes Senior Stylist Joan Mormilo to their staff. Mormilo brings with her over 20 years of excellent customer service in the salon and spa industry.

She has extensive product knowledge, focuses on keeping up-to-date on industry standards and practices, believes in mentoring young stylists, and is a team player who strives to ...

Complete the Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence (PACE) Program at Union County College in Five Weeks

CRANFORD – Union County College will be offering the American Society of Administrative Professionals PACE Certification (Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence) from Monday, July 23 through August 22. If you are an executive assistant, office manager, paralegal, program analyst, benefits administrator, supervisor or meetings and events planner, this program is for you.

17 Years Running and the Pizza is still Hot!! The Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza is July 25, 2018

The 17th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza, now more often referred to as the ‘Pizza Run’ will be here in no time! Don’t forget to sign up for a night of running, pizza, prizes, and entertainment! The event will be held on July 25, 2018 with a start time of 7 pm. Register online at before our Monday July 23, 2018, at 11:59 pm deadline will be ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

July 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, July 18, 10:30 AM

Berkeley Heights Public Library, Berkeley Heights

Story Time & Craft with DIVA DELORES AND THE ...



Wed, July 18, 1:30 PM

Trailside Nature & Science Center, MountainsidE

Trailside’s Annual Summer Wednesday Matinee ...

Arts & Entertainment Education


Wed, July 18, 6:00 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Senior Summer BBQ at the Summit YMCA

Food & Drink

Wed, July 18, 7:30 PM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

Masterwork’s Summer Sing Four to Feature Brahms

Arts & Entertainment


Wed, July 18, 7:30 PM

Memorial Park, Berkeley Heights

2018 Berkeley Heights Summer Concert Series

Arts & Entertainment

Special June Episode of 'Berkeley Heights Here & Now' Features 6th Annual Street Fair

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Berkeley Heights Communications Committee (BHCC) today announced a special edition of Berkeley Heights Here & Now is available on the Township website,


The special episode features the 6th Annual Berkeley Heights Street Fair held on June 24 and includes onsite interviews with attending residents/visitors, event ...

Women Have Special Financial Needs That Advisors Overlook

Women have special financial needs that advisors overlook in two ways: 1) advisors don’t always acknowledge the different planning needs women have and 2) advisors don’t always communicate well with female clients – especially if the client comes to a meeting with her husband. It’s very common for a male advisor to spend much or most of the face time in meetings talking to ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...