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Barnegat Dock Concert Series to Begin May 28

May 14, 2022

BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Dock Concert Series is back for 2022 with a great lineup. The concert's will take place at the Barnegat Municipal Dock, located at 427 E. Bay Avenue in Barnegat. 

The concert's begin at 7 p.m. and run throughout the summer beginning with a concert Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 28.

If there is inclement weather, the concert will be moved to ...

Natalia Hazlett Recognized with Proclamation as Berkeley Heights' Youngest Published Author

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor Angie Devanney and council publicly congratulated Natalia Hazlitt, a fourth grader at Mountain Park School, as Berkeley Heights' youngest author, along with her father Chaz Hazlitt at Tuesday's meeting. 

Natalia had a creative idea of writing a book and collaborated with her father. The book entitled "Charlie’s First ...

Independent Filmmaker/Artist Jim Riffel's 'Warhead Babies' Draws Wayno Draino & Jim Warhola to Chatham Gallery Opening

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham resident and Independent filmmaker/artist Jim Riffel invited some friends to check out his latest colorful creations made out of old dolls and it has spawned a whole new genre known as the "Warhead Babies."

Wayno Draino and James Warhola, the nephew of the late Andy Warhol, immediately dubbed Riffel's Frankenstein-like creations "Warhead ...

Cultural Arts Are in Bloom Again at the New Providence Memorial Library

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library have brought the visual and performing arts back to the library after two long years. Art created by the library curators Lynn Celler, Denise Moser, Beth Spiegel, and Louise Wheeler is on display in the newly renovated front reading Gallery. At the same time, 2D and 3D art by New Providence High School students is on ...

Berkeley Heights PBA #144 Hosts Annual Youth Fishing Derby, Saturday, April 30

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police PBA Local #144 is hosting its annual youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Horseshoe Pond on Horseshoe Road.

The derby is open to Berkeley Heights residents in third through sixth grade. No fishing experience needed, PBA members will be on hand to help.  


Final Girls: Gothic Horror Punk Bank

Picture the Ramones, Green Day, Sex Pistols, Dropkick Murphys. Now throw in more morbid imagery, dark themes and an all-girl band. Senior Bryanna Mendez and a group of girls from around the tristate area have their own take on punk rock and are ready rock goth style. 

Mendez’s interest in music began as soon as she could talk. She began playing bass in third grade and then ...

Zumbini with Allie Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Sing, Dance, Play, and Learn at New Providence’s newly opened Zumbini with Allie.

Allie Lasota opened this new spot to be the destination for families in the greater New Providence area relating to children’s music entertainment and provide the "best" experience in music and dance starting at infancy through adolescence in a safe ...

Woodbridge: ‘There’ll Be Music in the Air’

WOODBRIDGE — The Mayor’s Free Summer Concert Series will return starting Monday, June 20 with performances five nights-a-week, most of them at the Woodbridge High School football field.

Mayor John McCormac announced a full schedule of upcoming performances for the 2022 season featuring known music artist like the David Bromberg Quintet, The Bongos, The Capris, The B Street Band, ...

Berkeley Heights 10-Year-Old's Children's Book is a Hit

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Natalia Hazlitt, 10-year-old fourth grader at Mountain Park Elementary School, co-wrote a children's book, Charlie's First Haircut, during the pandemic with her father Chaz Hazlitt. The father-daughter bond will be something they will cherish forever. 

Chaz Hazlitt is a celebrity barber to numerous music artists, actors, ...

Gov. Livingston Hilltop Players Nominated for 9 Montclair State University Theatre Night Awards

Having just completed outstanding performances of the Spring Production of The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical in the Kenneth Stiefel Theatre, The GLHS Hilltop Players are already celebrating a new achievement with the news that the 2021 productions of Clue and The Show Must Go On have been nominated for nine awards at the ...


Kick Off Summer at the Downtown Block Party June 5

May 9, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Several thousand people will again celebrate all that is Berkeley Heights when the second Downtown Summer Block Party returns to Springfield Avenue on Sunday, June 5, 2022. 

And every organization in town - whether it be a church group, scout group, school organization, restaurant, non-profit, service club, local craftsperson or local retailer - is invited to ...


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The Berkeley Heights Public School 2022 Budget Controversy: Synopsis

May 13, 2022

It's been some time since I've updated this site with an article. We've been trying to provide information to the public while at the same time working to prevent the Superintendent and the BOE from making some unfortunate decisions. As a result, we've been more active on social media. Over the next few months, I plan to record everything that's transpired this year since ...

Comfortable Chairs, Conversations and Censorship at BOE Meetings

To recap the 5/9/22 Board meeting (which had an agenda that contained NO action or discussion items) we learned that the district's legal counsel has advised disabling the ability for stakeholders to comment on the District social media outlets  and that Dr. Varley, Mr. D’Aquila, Mrs. Penna and Mr. Cianculli (the Personnel/Communications committee) made the decision to no ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

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 Seniors Earn GMC Sportsmanship Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Athletes and teams from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison often receive recognition for outstanding sportsmanship. Earlier this spring, W+H seniors Zain Zaidi of Edison and Izabel Korycki of Colonia represented the school at the 21st Annual Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Banquet.

Zain and Izabel were selected as the W+H recipients and honored along with ...

Reminder: To Receive a $300 Stipend as a Union County Poll Worker, Apply Today

May 16, 2022

Union County residents who are interested in assisting voters at polling locations on Election Day this year can apply to become official poll workers. Poll workers will earn $300 for the day, starting at 5:15 a.m. through the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.

“Poll workers are there to answer questions and help voters understand how to cast their ballots.

Union County College Recognized as REACH Reward Recipient from Phi Theta Kappa

Union County College is honored to be named a 2022 REACH Chapter from Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for students attending two-year colleges. The organization recognizes students with high academic achievement at associate degree-granting colleges, and membership is by invitation only. The Iota Xi Chapter of PTK at Union is incredibly active on campus, with 250 to 300 ...

Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad Holds Flower/Plant Sale Fundraiser for Relay for Life, Sunday, May 22!

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS) will hold their annual Plant/Flower Sale to benefit Relay for Life, which benefits cancer patients and cancer research.

Our Relay Team, BH EMS: Bringing Hope Every Minute to Warriors, will donate proceeds from the sale to Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.  Because of the funds raised, many cancer ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, May 17, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Heights

Township Council Meeting



Sun, May 22, 2:00 PM

Church of the Little Flower, Berkeley Heights

Church of the Little Flower Hosts Loss of Child ...

Religions And Spirituality


Sun, June 5, 10:00 AM

The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge

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Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

3 Key Reasons You Need B. Lewis Properties to Sell Your Home

May 11, 2022

Setting the Stage for Success

While your home may be perfect for your family... it's not perfect for everyone. As an independent professional I will be able to advise you on what small (or large) changes need to be made to appeal to the most buyer, to get you the most offers, and the highest price. 

In the pictures here you can see that while the property owner enjoyed her many ...