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From Virtual Rehearsals to the Stage, Theater in the Time of COVID

April 29, 2021

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — After weeks of virtual rehearsals, followed by more in-person rehearsals, the curtain rose last weekend on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The New Providence High School Spring Musical opened last weekend and there will be three more performances of the musical this weekend, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, and at 2 p.m.

Happy 100th Birthday to Betty Goveia

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When you learn a Berkeley Heights resident is turning 100 years young, you have to make an all town effort to make this milestone birthday special! Betty Goveia celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

Her day began at Dunkin' Donuts where she has frequented almost on a daily basis since arriving to Berkeley Heights from Buffalo, NY in ...

'Robbie's World' Author Signs Books During Autism Awareness Month

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Saturday was a very busy day for local author Cindy Gelormini — from 11 to 2 p.m. she signed copies of her three “Robbie’s World” books at Linda’s Creative Gifts, then took a break before heading to Paolo’s Kitchen to sign books from 3 to 6 p.m. Earlier in the month she was featured on the NBC Morning Show as Autism Awareness Month.

New Jersey Author Robert Constant's 'Hello Grandma!' Wins Literary Award for Children's Books

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!"

Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life. 

Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book recently was named the Bronze/Third Place winner in the 2021 Feathered ...

Tri-M’s Virtual Music Grams

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Tri-M Music Honor Society at Governor Livingston High School has not let the challenges of performing during the pandemic stop them from delivering their annual music grams. 

In recent years, the band and choir collaborated on serenading the student body during the Valentine’s Day season. In 2020 they had planned to do it in March, but their plans were ...

A Look Inside the New Berkeley Heights Public Library

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Get a sneak peek of the Berkeley Heights Public Library's new space at 29 Park Avenue.

"While finishing touches are still being completed, we wanted to share a preview of the new BHPL," said the Berkeley Heights Public Library Board. The photos show sections of the Children's Room, Young Adult space, and the main library areas ...

Local Author Featured on NBC's Today Show to Kick Off Autism Awareness Month

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Local author and artist Cindy Gelormini was featured on NBC's Today show on Friday, April 2 to discuss her children's book trilogy released in time to kick off Autism Awareness Month. One in 54 children in the US is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, said Hoda Kotb, Co-host of TODAY with Hoda & Jenna.

Gelormini, a mother of four, lost ...

Easter Bunny Visits Berkeley Heights in "Pop-up" Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Nothing was going to stop the Easter Bunny from hopping over to Berkeley Heights Saturday afternoon for a quick "pop-up" visit to the township. When the Easter Bunny heard that so many children were looking forward to the annual visit, he was determined to make it work amidst the ongoing pandemic. 

The Berkeley Heights Fire Department, Police and ...

Awarded for Eggcellence

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights Community Egg Decorating Contest was quite a hit—with residents voting for their favorite egg.

Each participant received a goodie bag and the contest winners received a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Contest winners are Olivia Hayes, Katie Sherer, and Meghan Sherer.

Autumn Lake thanks all the talented ...

Visit the Easter Bunny at drive-by event coming to Berkeley Heights on Saturday

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Easter Bunny is making a special trip to Berkeley Heights for a drive-by visit in front of the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department headquarters on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny visit at Autumn Lake Healthcare was canceled for the second consecutive year. The Easter Bunny didn't want ...

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NJ Intergenerational Orchestra's Young Artist Concerto Competition

May 4, 2021

Registration is now open for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition. 

Visit njio.org for more details! 

 

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TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Municipal Complex Update April 2021 – Open by Appointment; See You Soon!

May 3, 2021

It’s been awhile since I’ve given a municipal complex update. I’ll have to admit, once we moved into the new building in December, we all breathed a huge sigh of relief yet there was also a feeling of having to quickly to pivot no longer focus on “the big move,” but to then focus on finishing up the many remaining construction tasks in the new building, and starting ...

Not So Random Thoughts on Pocket Billiards, Geometry, Post-Modernism, and Education

A business associate told me upon learning of our common interest in the game of pocket billiards or pool that having proficiency in the game of pool is a sign of a misspent youth. Playing pool meant time spent inside pool halls or recreation halls trying to master a game of sinking multi-colored balls with a long skinny stick in one of six pockets on rectangular tables covered by usually green ...

Berkeley Heights Public Library Board Meeting

May 5, 2021

The Board of Trustees of Berkeley Heights Public Library will meet by Zoom on Monday, Monday 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  To join - 879 1990 1271, Password 818108.  Click here for the Agenda.

NJ Intergenerational Orchestra's Young Artist Concerto Competition

Registration is now open for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition. 

Visit njio.org for more details! 

 

22nd Annual Our House Our Run has gone VIRTUAL for the Second Year!

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The 22nd Annual Our House Our Run has gone VIRTUAL for the Second Year!

Once again, this year the Our House, Our Run is going virtual which allows runners & walkers anywhere in the world to participate at their convenience and location of their choice.  “Last year moving the event to a virtual venue opened up registrations to so many.  We even had ...

Here’s a long-lasting Mother’s Day gift 

Mother’s Day has almost arrived. As an adult, you can fully appreciate all your mother has done for you, so, on this occasion, you may be happy to give Mom flowers, candy, jewelry or something similar. But Mother’s Day is here and then it’s gone. Is there a longer-term gift that can make a real difference in your mother’s life?

Actually, there is – the gift of ...

Another Point of View from a Member of the Berkeley Heights Township Council

April 30, 2021

This will be the first of a monthly Letter to the Editor from me as a minority member of the Township Council. I am beginning this series in response to a decision by Jeanne Kingsley, the Township Council President, to appoint herself the spokesperson for the Township Council which is not a role defined or addressed in our Municipal Code for that title. I do not regard her as my ...

Open Letter to all members of our Berkeley Heights Board of Education

In a recent TAP letter Mr. Reinstein stated the BOE has taken an objective view that benefits all students in our district by implementing full-day K; and I agree that full-day Kindergarten would benefit many future kindergarten students and families in our district.  But the reason families are concerned about redistricting is not because of full-day kindergarten.  I believe there are ...

Share your thoughts on allowing marijuana businesses in Berkeley Heights with Town Council

In November 2020, New Jersey voters approved Public Question No. 1, which amended the New Jersey Constitution to allow for the legalization of a controlled form of marijuana called “cannabis” for adults at least 21 years of age. The residents of Berkeley Heights voted “yes” on this question with a two-thirds majority in November 2020. Subsequently, the New Jersey Senate ...

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New Providence Lions Club Has 'Sights' on Post Pandemic Times; Hosts First In-person Meeting in a Year

May 4, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club recently held their first in-person meeting since the onset of the pandemic in the back parking lot at CWI Designs on an unseasonably chilly April evening. After the formalities and business portion of the meeting, the members enjoyed time catching up while participating in a chocolate tasting that served as a fundraiser to benefit ...

NJ Teacher, Wrestling Coach at Public, Catholic Schools Indicted for Sex Crimes

April 24, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.

John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including CJA Wrestling of East Brunswick, South Brunswick High School, Sayreville Middle ...