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Borough Council Draws Attention to Mental Health

May 12, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation recognizing May as Mental Awareness Month at the Tuesday, May 11 Borough Council meeting. Councilwoman Lisa McKnight announced two May programs which are organized by the New Providence Municipal Alliance.

“Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being;” however, “mental illnesses ...

TAPinto Talks with Dr. Anthony Terrana of Terrana Orthodontics: Digital Technology Provides Quicker Orthodontic Results

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The pandemic didn't deter Terrana Orthodontics from opening his practice in New Providence last fall.  TAPinto talked with Dr. Anthony Terrana about opening in the middle of a pandemic. He also talked about the latest technology used to reduce treatment time.  

Terrana Orthodontics is completely digital. 

The use of an ...

Overlook Auxiliary Announces the Launch of “Art for Gratitude” Campaign

Overlook Auxiliary Announces the Launch of   

“Art for Gratitude” Campaign 

                                            

Local community ...

Young Stroke Victim Triumphs Thanks to Overlook Neuroscience Institute's Care

SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims.

Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, then 26-year-old Joe Slota outcome was one of hope, success, and triumph over a condition that ...

Be Part of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights, June 1, 2021 

Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell Park on Tuesday, June 1, 5:30-10pm, to help save lives from cancer. 

Due to the ...

Loss of Human Rights Activist Felt Across Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ -  Human rights leader Janice Caren Lilien, age 71, died peacefully in her home on May 3 after a long battle with lymphoma. She was a very active citizen of Union County, holding multiple leadership roles with human service organizations, according to her obituary posted by The Star-Ledger. 

Lilien served as the CEO for the Girl Scouts of Greater Essex and ...

Local Author of 'Chronic Junkie' will be featured in upcoming WABC Special; Timothy Ryan Shares his Story of Addiction

"Timothy Ryan had an ideal upbringing. He was born into a loving family, had many friends, grew up in a nice neighborhood (Berkeley Heights), and received a good education. Still, none of that was enough to prevent him from falling into the clutches of addiction."

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Timothy Ryan, who grew up in Berkeley Heights, wrote his own story of addiction ...

Welcome to Erickson Senior Living

Rebranding defines company's position as leading senior living provider

As a part of its long-term growth and business strategy, Erickson Living, manager of Lantern Hill in New Providence, New Jersey, today unveiled its plan to evolve its brand identity and change the company's name to Erickson Senior Living. The rebranding comes as the company, which oversees a ...

Lose the “COVID-19” Weight Gain with Six-Week Summer Body Shred

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Providence Health and Fitness in New Providence is offering a six-week summer body shred to begin May 10 through June 20. This inclusive package includes a complete nutritional program with fitness classes. You will receive recipes, menus, meal plans, and a shopping list in addition to the live or virtual fitness classes.

"The program is focused on the body ...

Lantern Hill Resident Starts Storytelling and Writing Groups

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - For those who enjoy writing, it can be even more fun when you share the interest with others, as Dick Byrnes has found. A published author, he helped start a writer’s group when he moved to Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living-managed community in New Providence.

Dick’s book, Christ With a Priest’s Face (Spirituality in Action: The Remarkable Life of Father ...

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Overlook Auxiliary Announces the Launch of “Art for Gratitude” Campaign

May 8, 2021

Local community invited to join in creating framed tile murals to be hung at Overlook Medical Center benefitting the new Hersh Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center 

SUMMIT, NJ - The Overlook Auxiliary proudly announces the next iteration of its HOPE & GRATITUDE fundraiser: the “Art for Gratitude” campaign. In continued support of Overlook Medical Center, ...

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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 ...

The BLS can learn a few tricks from the Mortgage Loan Market

May 11, 2021

On Friday, May 7th 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that ‘Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.1 percent. Notable job gains in leisure and hospitality, other services, and local government education were partially offset by employment declines in temporary help services and in couriers and ...

Help Wanted: What the Disappointing Jobs Report Means for the Recovery

Given the importance of the consumer to the economy, and the importance of employment conditions to the consumer, monthly jobs reports always command the market's attention. The April employment report released on Friday was particularly eye-catching given its sizable disappointment amid a recent string of encouraging data that have signaled the economic recovery is proceeding ...

GL Leaders Further the Legacy of Women’s History Month

May 12, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Women’s history month was first celebrated in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland by men and women who campaigned for women’s rights. This international celebration has grown dramatically since and, today, almost all countries celebrate the influence and importance of female figures throughout history. 

Two influential female leaders at ...

2021 Winners of Union County SHero Awards Announced

The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to recognize 55 women with the 2021 Union County SHero Award. The award is administered by the Union County Office on Women, and was created to help raise awareness about the contributions of women in Union County during the COVID-19 crisis.

“This award recognizes women who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their ...

Military Appreciation Month in Union County

May is Military Appreciation and the Union County Board of Commissioners is committed to connecting our veterans and military families with helpful services.

Over the past year, we have expanded our outreach with several new programs.

We now have designated parking spaces at of our County facilities, for all Union County Veterans who display a Union County Veterans parking placard in their ...

Free Drive-Up Movie “Black Panther” for Union County Residents

COVID-19 safety rules apply at this event.

Union County’s seasonal series of drive-up movies continues on Friday, May 28 with a screening of The Black Panther at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. This event is free and open to Union County residents only. Pre-registration is required in order to reserve a spot.

To register ...

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 ...