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Major Accident Results in Closure of Eastbound Route 24 at Milemarker 9

May 19, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department (SPD) has notified residents that Eastbound Route 24 is closed "for the next several hours" due to a major accident that involved a tractor trailer and an unknown number of vehicles which occurred just after 2 p.m. at Milemarker 9.

The full SPD Nixle message, sent at 3:23 p.m., states:

"SUMMIT POLICE DEPT: ...

UPDATE: Meadowbrook Court Incident Resolved Safely; Summit Police Say Victim Has Been Taken to Hospital

SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely.

A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being transported to hospital. No injuries."

“I am pleased with the professional response ...

Woman Barricaded with Firearm in Meadowbrook Court Residence in Summit; SWAT Unit on Scene

SUMMIT, NJ - An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded themselves in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in place and a safety perimeter has been established.

A crisis response negotiator is ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

2 Separate Vehicle Crashes Reported in New Providence Involving Cyclists

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence police responded Tuesday evening to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a bicyclist at Mountain Avenue and Oakwood Drive at 5:53 p.m. 

The bicyclist, a 52-year-old Summit resident, was struck by a vehicle driven by a 69-year-old New Providence resident. 

The bicyclist was transported to Morristown Hospital with a head injury.

The ...

Police Chief Theresa Gazaway to Retire August 1, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved the resignation of Police Chief Theresa Gazaway at its Tuesday, May 10 meeting. She is set to retire on August 1, 2022.

Mayor Al Morgan said that it has been an honor and joy to work with Gazaway. He noted that the two had become friends during her tenure at the New Providence Police Department. Gazaway had a challenging two-year period ...

Crash Closes Mountain Avenue in Warren

WARREN, NJ — A crash on Sunday morning has closed Mountain Avenue between Valley View and Alana Drive. At 10 am first responders are en route. Expect delays.

 

Annual Berkeley Heights PBA Fishing Derby Lures Young Fishing Enthusiasts

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Horseshoe Pond was stocked once again with about a hundred fish for the annual Berkeley Heights PBA #144 Fishing Derby held last Saturday.

A Berkeley Heights tradition that was started by the Berkeley Heights Police Benevolent Association (PBA). Each year, the pond is stocked with fish that includes trout, enabling ...

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.  

 

Summit Police Arrest Pair of Suspects in Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft

SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody, arrested for the attempted theft of a motor vehicle in Summit today according to the City of Summit Police Department.

At 4:49 p.m., a resident on Middle Avenue called the Summit Police and reported observing two suspects pulling car door handles on Washington Avenue. The suspects ultimately made entry to a vehicle, but did not take ...

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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 ...

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 Girls Repeat as State Golf Champs

EDISON, NJ -- Consistency, depth and determination propelled the girls’ golf team at The Wardalw+Hartridge School in Edison to its second straight state team championship at Raritan Valley Country Club on May 16. After falling behind by a few strokes early, the Rams remained steady and did not panic as weather conditions began to deteriorate with a storm coming. Fueled by a balanced ...

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

May 18, 2022

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

Cantor's Concert

Purchase tickets at www.templesinainj.org

Union County Recognizes Community Action Month

The Union County Board of County Commissioners have determined that the County of Union will observe May 2022 as National Community Action Month.  Throughout the month of May, Union County will work in partnership with Community Action Agencies across the country to host events and activities.

“Community Action Agencies have enhanced the lives of hundreds of people in Union County ...

Enjoy your Spring & Summer BH from Varnerin, Brahimaj, Couto Campaign

During this year’s political election season, the Varnerin, Brahimaj & Couto campaign, will be focusing primarily on talking directly with our neighbors and friends.  This means, we won’t send flyers or place lawn signs around town until September.  This change in approach is meant to allow the town to enjoy the Spring and Summer free from the charged national political ...

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Church of the Little Flower, Berkeley Heights

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

Religions And Spirituality

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The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge

Giving Back

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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

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

'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 ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

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 ...