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Church of the Little Flower Holds Dedication for Memorial Prayer Garden (Photo Gallery)

May 16, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Several parishioners gathered after 11:30 a.m. mass on Sunday for the Dedication of the Memorial Prayer Garden at the Church of the Little Flower. 

"This is the crowning glory of our project," said Reverend Andrew Prachar. "And I hope that all of you will get the opportunity to come in and sit, to walk -- come in and do the rosary in here ...

Bishop Blesses Pilgrim Chapel at Shrine of Saint Joseph (Photo gallery)

GILLETTE, NJ - Hundreds came out for the Dedication of the Pilgrim Chapel at the Shrine of Saint Joseph on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. 

The Pilgrim Chapel is an experience and is meant to be a place of reflection and prayer. The Chapel features a 9 x 8 1/2 ft mosaic on the Life of St. Joseph, a work that tells a story to all who pause and visit the Chapel.

The Shrine ...

Ecumenical Good Friday Service for the Community Held at Faith Lutheran



NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Good Friday, April 15, at 12 noon, the Clergy Association of New Providence and Berkeley Heights conducted an ecumenical service for the community at Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street, New Providence.


The clergy leading the service were Rev. Jane McCready of Faith Lutheran and Rev. Victor Franco of the New Providence United Methodist ...

Noon Ecumenical Good Friday Service at Faith Lutheran



NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Good Friday, April 15 at 12 noon, the Clergy Association of New Providence and Berkeley Heights will conduct an ecumenical service for the community at Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street, New Providence.


The name of the service is, "The Nails of the Cross."  The service will begin with a silent procession of the clergy ...

Wednesday's Prayer Vigil for Ukraine Postponed

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Prayer Vigil planned to be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in New Providence, has been postponed to a yet to be determined date. 

The statement issued by the Clergy Association of New Providence and Berkeley Heights stands.


The Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township Invites All to Holy Week and Easter Services

At the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township (PCCT), Holy Week is filled with a number of distinctive worship services to reflect on and prepare for one of the most meaningful times of the Christian year, Easter. There is something for everyone, and all are welcome to attend these events at 240 Southern Boulevard.

Palm Sunday – Sunday, April 10, 10:00 a.m.

A highlight of Palm Sunday ...

Clergy and Religious Leaders of Berkeley Heights and  New Providence Issue a Statement on the War in Ukraine


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Clergy Association of New Providence and Berkeley Heights has issued a statement on the war in Ukraine today. They also plan to hold a prayer vigil at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, April 13, at Centennial Park in New Providence. Members of the Clergy Association will conduct the vigil. Everyone is welcome. The statement follows:

"We believe that God ...

Faith Lutheran Church Sets Holy Week Services


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence invites area residents to each of its liturgical services during Holy Week.


On Passion or Palm Sunday, April 10, two Eucharistic liturgies will be conducted, a spoken liturgy at 8 a.m. and a festival liturgy at 10 a.m.  The title of the sermon at both liturgies will be “A Humble Servant.”  ...

UCICC to Host Women's History Month Event on March 31

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council (UCICC) will hold a special event for Women's History Month, entitled "Celebrating Women Leading Through the Storm." The evening will include a panel of speakers who work in and around the county in a variety of contexts and arenas. The discussion will be held on Thursday, March 31, at ...

Faith Lutheran Will Hold 2 Ash Wednesday Services, and 2 Lent Services on the Next 5 Wednesdays


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Ash Wednesday, March 2, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence will begin the Lenten Season, a period of repentance and renewal, with two Eucharistic services. 


The first, at 12 noon, will be a Spoken Liturgy, with the optional Imposition of Ashes.  The service is about 30 minutes long. The second, at 7:30 p.m., will be an Evening ...


Church of the Little Flower Hosts Loss of Child Prayer Service, May 22

May 13, 2022

Church of the Little Flower hosts a Loss of a Child Prayer Service on Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m.

A time of prayer and remembrance for anyone who has ever grieved the loss of a child for any reason: failed adoption, giving up a child for adoption, abortion, estrangement, miscarriage, still birth, natural death at anytime before or after birth.

Church of the Little Flower is located at 310 ...


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The Berkeley Heights Public Schools French Controversy of 2022: A Written Record of Events

May 20, 2022

On Friday, April 8th, at 11:52 am (a few days before Spring Break), parents with children within the CMS French program received an email from their children's French Teacher.  The email informed parents that the trip planned for Quebec by CMS was in danger of being canceled and that the District was moving forward with ending French as a language option within the District.

"I ...

Free Scrap Metal Recycling for Union County Residents, June 2 and 18

Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in June. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union ...

Is a “Perfect Divorce” a Realistic Goal?

A “perfect divorce” unfolds in a manner that ends the marriage in a healthy and productive way and minimizes the damage for all involved. Be mindful that issues can not only impact finances and custody and parenting time but also may include struggles with depression, self-esteem, and feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Ensure That a Divorce Is What You Want

Be sure that you ...

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 Students Present Middle School Art Show

EDISON, NJ --Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison created a wonderful array of art to display at last week’s first in-person Middle School Art Show since 2019. 

Miss Tanda Tucker’s students presented a variety of works, including Illuminate Letters, Zentangle Shadow Portraits, Quote 1/2 Portrait Paintings, Cubist Self-Portraits, ...

Are you unemployed or need help updating your job skills and compete in today’s market?

May 24, 2022

The Center of Economic and Workforce Development is providing Virtual information sessions for those interested in a career in the Supply Chain, Healthcare, and Financial Services industry.  You will learn about our occupational training programs, offered this summer and fall, including Essentials of Supply Chain Management, Patient Care Technician, and Accounting ...

Bring your Household Hazardous Waste to a Free Recycling Event for Union County Residents, June 4

Union County residents can safely dispose their unwanted household chemicals, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste event on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kean Hall parking lot at Kean University, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township. Any Union County resident may ...

Reminder: Union County to Host Pepsi Job Fair, May 24

Union County informs job-seeking residents that on Tuesday, May 24, a PepsiCo job fair sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners on will take place at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park, located at 1 Park Drive in Roselle. The job fair will begin at 10:00 a.m. and pre-registration is required.

PepsiCo will be hiring for 4 main ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, June 5, 10:00 AM

The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge

Giving Back


Sat, June 11, 7:00 PM

Patricia M. Kuran Arts Center (Old Carriage House), Fanwood

Fanwood Performance Series

Arts & Entertainment


Fri, June 17, 8:00 PM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Wharton Community Players presents Defying ...

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, June 18, 8:00 PM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Wharton Community Players presents Defying ...

Arts & Entertainment

Community Conversations: Stepping into Summer!

Warmer weather is here, and for many people that means exercising outside, playing sports and enjoying family time. But if your winter was a quiet one, returning to activity too quickly can lead to injuries. So how can you tell the difference between a sprained ankle and something that requires a trip to a specialist? In this Community Conversation, James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman of the Department ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

'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 ...

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 ...