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600 People Attended This Year's Macculloch Hall Historical House Tour

May 6, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Macculloch Hall Historical House Tour attracted over 600 visitors this year. The name of this year’s tour was “Meet Me on the Corner of Macculloch and Miller,” because all the homes on the tour were within the neighborhood.

“Welcoming so many people to Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and the historic district really gave us hope. The last two ...

Clean Out for Ukraine: Berkeley Heights Town- Wide Garage Sale

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Join the Berkeley Heights Town-wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money for those displaced by the war in Ukraine.

The timing for a Town-wide Garage Sale is perfect -- "just before most of the Berkeley Heights bulk pickup days that will help feed the victims, while cutting the landfill. It's a win-win," ...

More than Knowledge will be Sprouting from Cranford Library

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford librarians will soon be cultivating a new kind of collection at the Walnut Avenue building.

Cranford Library was awarded $1,000 to establish a Native Seed Library for Union County from New Jersey American Water. 

New Jersey American Water awarded a total of $41,000 as part of its 2022 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients are "five distinguished ...

The Incredible Value of Living at Lantern Hill

Setting a monthly budget and sticking to it is important, but often that's difficult to do. Unplanned expenses arise, and suddenly your carefully crafted budget plan is out the window.

Fortunately, for those who live at Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living community in New Providence, N.J., it's easy to budget each month, as residents know that their monthly living expenses will ...

Berkeley Heights, Mark your Calendars to Plant Trees

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This April 23, the Environmental Commission is repeating an event that proved very successful for the past two years.  Residents can pick up and plant trees - saplings acquired through the New Jersey Tree Recovery campaign - to counter the effects of storms like Superstorm Sandy that left many New Jersey communities with lost or damaged ...

Spring into the Growing Season

Spring flowering bulbs and perennials are filling our landscapes with color. As your gardens come alive this spring, start making notes on needed improvements and provide some early season color and nectar for the pollinators. This will keep your landscape looking its best all season long and for years to come.

Start a garden journal or photographic record of your garden. Make notes or take ...

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Union County’s Favorite Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale Returns, May 15

May 5, 2022

The annual Master Gardeners of Union County Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale will be held this Sunday, May 15, from noon to 4:00 p.m., in the Union County Demonstration Garden at the Trailside Nature and Science Center. Trailside is located in the Watchung Reservation at 452 New Providence Road, in Mountainside.

The Garden Fair is a popular community tradition featuring native plants for sale ...

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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

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Tue, May 17, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Heights

Township Council Meeting

Government

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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

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Sun, June 5, 10:00 AM

The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge

Giving Back

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 ...