TOP LOCAL News

November 19, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — Racing dates for 2019 are on the agenda for the Nov. 21 meeting of the New Jersey Racing Commission. On Oct. 11 The Meadowlands announced it would only apply for 68 live racing dates, down from this year’s 90 racing days. However, at the request of the New Jersey Racing ...

Read more »

As Brett Kavanaugh replaces former Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court has become one of the most conservative courts in the United States. Justices are nominated by the President, who are then approved or rejected by the Senate. The judges’ political beliefs should not affect their ...

Read more »

Jenni Preziotti-Gamble, one of the founders of the Watsessing Park Conservancy in Essex County, shared her recipe for a Bourbon Yam Soufflé with TAPinto Bloomfield a couple of years ago, and TAPinto.net editors can’t stop talking about it. This recipe tied for “Best Side” in the People of ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

Ava Lindsay UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, remained unfazed by the northern winter storm and opened the Indoor ring to competitors early Friday morning at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro Md., for the first classes of MAEF ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

    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.

Read more »

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.

Read more »

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — NY Jets wide receiver, Quincy Enunwa will host a U.S. Marine Toys For Tots Holiday Toy Drive on Monday, Dec. 3 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  Enunwa will meet and greet guests who bring a new unwrapped toy to donate. FOX5 Sportscaster Tina Cervasio will emcee ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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!  

Read more »

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — How far can an Appaloosa horse take you? For one New Jersey teen — all the way to the Czech Republic. Alexis Grogan, a high school senior from Hackettstown, N.J., has been an active member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 2013. “This year through the club, I was selected ...

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A holiday buzz can be heard around Berkeley Heights and it is all about the big event: the Berkeley Heights 4th Annual Winter Walk on Saturday, December 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. Organized by the Business Community, this event is recognized as one of the biggest community events in ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Allie Post has surely cemented her reputation as a significant offensive threat for Gov. Livingston. The talented freshman continued to showcase her big-moment scoring exploits when she connected with 10 minutes remaining to snap a scoreless tie and junior Sarah Foy finished ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

Join the Board of Trustees of Berkeley Heights Public Library for an Open House on Sunday, Nov. 18th, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Enjoy prize drawings, a take home craft for children, and light refreshments.  Magician Brian Richards will be performing at 3:00.  Drop in at 110 Roosevelt Ave and visit.

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - More than 200 colleagues, friends and family members gathered at the Embassy Suites in Berkeley Heights last night to celebrate the career of Judith A. Rattner, who recently retired from her position as Superintendent of Schools in the Berkeley Heights School ...

Read more »