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Financial Focus: Edward Jones, Kevin Mack

You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. So, to pay for all those years, you’ll probably need to take full advantage of your retirement accounts. And in 2022, you may have expanded opportunities to deduct retirement plan contributions on your tax return. Before looking at what’s changed this year, let’s review the key benefits of these accounts: Traditional IRA – You typically contribute pretax (deductible) dollars to a traditional IRA, and your earnings can grow ...

Health Matters

Warmer weather is here, and for many people that means exercising outside, playing sports and enjoying family time. But if your winter was a quiet one, returning to activity too quickly can lead to injuries. So how can you tell the difference between a sprained ankle and something that requires a trip to a specialist? In this Community Conversation, James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics, Morristown Medical Center, and Medical Director, Orthopedic Oncology, Atlantic Health System, will take your questions on how a visit ...

Heights Highlights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mount Carmel Society hosted the annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 10 after a two years hiatus due to pandemic restrictions. Families enjoyed delicious breakfast foods as children participated in the egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny and holiday activities.  

Mayor's Corner

Hard to believe it’s March and we have two months under our belts in 2022. The year is shaping up to feel like what the new normal will be with mask mandates being lifted in schools shortly. The Town Council meetings will resume in person for the first time in two years and our mask mandate in the building will also be lifted. The Council, Administration and I have been hard at work crafting, cutting and analyzing the 2022 budget along with lots of local government activity. DEFAULTING EPIC CONSTRUCTION—Residents may have read ...

New Jersey Divorce Talk

A “perfect divorce” unfolds in a manner that ends the marriage in a healthy and productive way and minimizes the damage for all involved. Be mindful that issues can not only impact finances and custody and parenting time but also may include struggles with depression, self-esteem, and feelings of isolation and loneliness. Ensure That a Divorce Is What You Want Be sure that you make the decision to get divorced with clarity. It is common for people to threaten divorce based on their emotions but without the time needed to ...

Notes from the Desk of the Township Administrator

Well, 2021 was quite a year, and one I personally wasn’t too sad to see sail off into the sunset.  Keeping our residents safe and our businesses open was just one facet of managing the COVID19 global health pandemic. As federal and state guidance lagged, towns were left to navigate many issues relating to COVID much on their own, including personnel and other labor issues, safe creation for our kids and safe programming for our seniors, balancing the need to have some semblance of “normalcy” and resuming activity ...

Recycling 101 in Union County

Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in June. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November. “This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union County municipalities that currently have no outlet for scrap metal recycling,” said Board of Commissioners Chair Rebecca Williams. “As a ...

TAPinto Insider

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022. Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in Boston, where he went to college, and Los Angeles, in addition to South Korea and Vietnam. Over the years, he's done a little bit of everything.

Wardlaw+Hartridge News

EDISON, NJ --Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison created a wonderful array of art to display at last week’s first in-person Middle School Art Show since 2019.  Miss Tanda Tucker’s students presented a variety of works, including Illuminate Letters, Zentangle Shadow Portraits, Quote 1/2 Portrait Paintings, Cubist Self-Portraits, Sonia Delaunay Prism Watercolors, Chagall Dreamscapes, Klimt Inspired Gilded Trees, Ribbon Drawings, Color Theory Abstractions, Capstone Accordion ...

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The Berkeley Heights Public Schools French Controversy of 2022: A Written Record of Events

May 20, 2022

On Friday, April 8th, at 11:52 am (a few days before Spring Break), parents with children within the CMS French program received an email from their children's French Teacher.  The email informed parents that the trip planned for Quebec by CMS was in danger of being canceled and that the District was moving forward with ending French as a language option within the District.

"I ...

Free Scrap Metal Recycling for Union County Residents, June 2 and 18

Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in June. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union ...

Is a “Perfect Divorce” a Realistic Goal?

A “perfect divorce” unfolds in a manner that ends the marriage in a healthy and productive way and minimizes the damage for all involved. Be mindful that issues can not only impact finances and custody and parenting time but also may include struggles with depression, self-esteem, and feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Ensure That a Divorce Is What You Want

Be sure that you ...

New limits expand 401(k), IRA opportunities

You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. So, to pay for all those years, you’ll probably need to take full advantage of your retirement accounts. And in 2022, you may have expanded opportunities to deduct retirement plan contributions on your tax return.

Before looking at what’s changed this year, let’s review the key benefits of these ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Present Middle School Art Show

EDISON, NJ --Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison created a wonderful array of art to display at last week’s first in-person Middle School Art Show since 2019. 

Miss Tanda Tucker’s students presented a variety of works, including Illuminate Letters, Zentangle Shadow Portraits, Quote 1/2 Portrait Paintings, Cubist Self-Portraits, ...

Bring your Household Hazardous Waste to a Free Recycling Event for Union County Residents, June 4

May 24, 2022

Union County residents can safely dispose their unwanted household chemicals, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste event on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kean Hall parking lot at Kean University, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township. Any Union County resident may ...

Reminder: Union County to Host Pepsi Job Fair, May 24

Union County informs job-seeking residents that on Tuesday, May 24, a PepsiCo job fair sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners on will take place at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park, located at 1 Park Drive in Roselle. The job fair will begin at 10:00 a.m. and pre-registration is required.

PepsiCo will be hiring for 4 main ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...

Union County College to Host First In-Person Commencement in Over Two Years!

Union County College is hosting spring commencement on Wednesday, May 25. This year’s ceremony is special as it will be held at Union’s Cranford Campus for the first time in over a decade, and it is also the first in-person ceremony since January 2020. College President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin will lead both ceremonies.

The first ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m., honoring the ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, June 5, 10:00 AM

The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge

Giving Back

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Sat, June 11, 7:00 PM

Patricia M. Kuran Arts Center (Old Carriage House), Fanwood

Fanwood Performance Series

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, June 17, 8:00 PM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Wharton Community Players presents Defying ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, June 18, 8:00 PM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Wharton Community Players presents Defying ...

Arts & Entertainment

Community Conversations: Stepping into Summer!

Warmer weather is here, and for many people that means exercising outside, playing sports and enjoying family time. But if your winter was a quiet one, returning to activity too quickly can lead to injuries. So how can you tell the difference between a sprained ankle and something that requires a trip to a specialist? In this Community Conversation, James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman of the Department ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...