Education

Storm Cancels Important Drug Education Program at Area High Schools Consortium Event

Credits: CDC.gov

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The recent snow storm created dangerous driving conditions on Wednesday, March 15, which led to the closing of the New Providence High School and the much anticipated Parent Wellness Series event: Danger in Your Medicine Cabinet: What Every Parent Needs to Know.  The area high schools of New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Millburn, and Summit sponsor important parent education events, which rotate among the schools.   

Dave Chango, Student Assistant Counselor, at New Providence High School, helped organize the March 15, event.   He  had arranged experts in the field of drug education and prevention to be panelist for an interactive discussion of the current heroin epidemic, which often originates in one’s own medicine cabinet.   These experts included: Local therapist, Thomas Dwyer, LPC, LCADC, Executive Director of the Gateway Center for Counseling and Recovery in New Providence, who specializes in addictions with individuals and families, Pamela Capaci, Executor Director of Prevention Links of NJ, which provides community education on drugs and alcohol, and Angelo Valente, Executor Director of the Partnership of a Drug Free NJ (PDRNJ), which collaborates with local government and businesses to help “unsell” drug use in New Jersey.

 Chango said that high school parents attending the event were going to be shown a short PDRNJvideo of four typical middle class suburban mothers sharing their sad heroin stories involving their children which he said he hoped would then lead to an interactive discussion between the parents and the panelists. The panelists were ready to provide prevention education, as well as advice to parents who may suspect or know of their children’s active use of drugs and/or alcohol.  The video can be seen online at talknownj.com “Mom’s Know Best: A Crucial Message for Parents”

In preparing for this symposium, he said he learned several disturbing facts about the current heroin epidemic from the panelists that he thinks parents should know, including these troubling facts: many children think taking prescription drugs from the medicine cabinet is safer to take to get high, even though they are just as dangerous and addictive; in NJ one in four teenagers report to abusing prescription drugs, and NJ has some of the purest and cheapest heroin in the country.  Chango said that this is a difficult message to deliver to parents but they need hear it and to know that there are expert resources to help.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

Dr. Donald DeFabio of Berkeley Heights to Speak at Scientific Conference

April 28, 2017

The American Spinal Injury Association, ASIA, is the premier North America Association in the field of spinal cord care injury and research and is holding their Annual Scientific Conference in Albuquerque, NM, this weekend. The conference is for the exchange of new ideas, research trends and advances in spinal cord injury management and this year Dr. Donald DeFabio of Berkeley Heights was invited ...

Families Invited to Participate in Open House at Watchung Reservation on May 13

Mountainside, NJ – April 24, 2017 – All families in the area are invited to attend “Watchung Day,” a bi-annual interactive family festival taking place on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Watchung Reservation. Last fall the event attracted more than 100 local youth and their families. Activities offered include: BB, archery, outdoor cooking, STEM fun, ...

Summit Area YMCA Food Drive to Benefit SHIP

Join the Y in giving back by donating any of the following items during our May food drive so we can help SHIP (Summit Helping Its People) stock their pantry for the spring/summer:  Coffee (unflavored), Canned Tuna or Chicken, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cereal, Ketchup Sugar Napkins, Mayonnaise.  Please drop off all donations in the lobby at the Summit YMCA until May 31st.

For more ...

Election Sloganeering

April 24, 2017

November seems like a long way off, but is it possible to at least hear more substantive ideas instead of recycling campaign rhetoric? Presenting a litany of a city's or state's problems (and virtues) without offering any real solutions, improvements or original ideas is somewhat embarrassing. "Keep our schools great." What does that mean?

"We need to keep taxes ...

Union County Gubernatorial Candidates Forum Held in Springfield: “To Build a Thriving New Jersey”

April 28, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Union County Gubernatorial Candidates Forum held at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Springfield on April 25 focused on affordable housing.  The event was called “The Union County Candidates and Community Leader’s Forum to Build a Thriving New Jersey”.

All gubernatorial candidates were invited to speak or send a representative. The ...

Debate Over Bike Trails in Watchung Reservation Continue at Union County Freeholders Meeting

April 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ — Debate about the possible addition of trails for mountain biking in Watchung Reservation continued at Thursday night’s Union County Freeholders meeting. The county had asked for input regarding the trails in February, which sparked an outpouring of people into the subsequent board meetings.

A resolution regarding mountain biking had appeared on the agenda for ...

TAPinto Spotlight on Adams Fine Clothing in New Providence

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 Adams Fine Clothing and Tuxedo in New Providence since 1958. 

Adams is a full service ...

Mayor's Round Table Discusses Budget, Fields, and Hometown Heroes

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald DeFabio, who sits with Mayor Robert Woodruff to talk about current issues that affect the township as well as answer questions submitted by citizens. 

Included in this episode, Mayor Woodruff provides an update on Redevelopment and the Budget, Fields, Hometown Heroes (deadline Monday, April ...

Union County Gubernatorial Candidates Forum Held in Springfield: “To Build a Thriving New Jersey”

April 28, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Union County Gubernatorial Candidates Forum held at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Springfield on April 25 focused on affordable housing.  The event was called “The Union County Candidates and Community Leader’s Forum to Build a Thriving New Jersey”.

All gubernatorial candidates were invited to speak or send a representative. The ...

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Available May 1

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Vote-By-Mail ballots will be available beginning on Monday, May 1, for the 2017 Primary Election, to be held on Tuesday, June 6, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced April25.

“New Jersey will select its first new governor in eight years this November, and the June 6 Primary Election is a critical step in that process,” said Rajoppi. “Vote-By-Mail ...

Tapinto Hillsborough Editor Rod Hirsch Moderates Democratic Gubernatorial Forum April 26

FLEMINGTON, NJ - A special gubernatorial forum will be held Wednesday at Stangl Stage, which is located at 2 Stangl Road.

Featured will be candidates for governor running for the state Democratic Party nomination in the June 6 primary.

The moderator will be award-winning veteran journalist Rod Hirsch, a Pulitzer Prize nominee with more than 40 years experience. He is the owner and editor of ...

The GFP Diet

When we help people create meal plans to drop body fat, one of the first steps is reducing starchy carbs.

Starchy carbs are things like bread, pasta, rice, potatoes etc.

We do NOT totally eliminate them, but we don't want them to DOMINATE the diet.

For fat loss,we try to limit starchy carbs to one serving a day.

Conventional thinking is, "carbs in the morning for ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, April 29, 8:00 AM

Peck School, Morristown

State Council of New Jersey Junior Leagues Get On ...

Education Giving Back

Carousel_image_6cb349b8fb54607d4571_d78af8a8fa9437f2bfff_aarp_driving_safety_class

Sat, April 29, 9:00 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

AARP Driver Safety Class

Education

Carousel_image_7b7a38a6724b1d903a9c_8191c21bc3d723b8d7e1_run_better__run_more

Sat, April 29, 9:00 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Run Better, Run More Clinic

Education Giving Back Health & Wellness Sports

Sat, April 29, 10:00 AM

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, New Brunswick

Rutgers Day - Zimmerli Activities

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, April 29, 10:00 AM

American Legion Post, #433, New Providence

Summit College Club Book Sale

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Other

Carousel_image_70eb182f54891846bf6c_beeee3299b704d48eebe_healthy_kids_day_photo

Sat, April 29, 1:00 PM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Healthy Kids Day at Berkeley Heights YMCA!

Education Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Five Easy Pieces of Investment Advice

Here are Five Easy Pieces of Investment Advice that can s-t-r-e-t-c--h your investment dollars. The first 3 “Pieces of Advice” are connected. It's a good practice to verify if your broker or advisor is following these tips or not (I’m always amazed to see how many money managers disregard these commonsense ideas and cost their clients more money!):

Location, ...