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Heritage Middle School Quiz Bowl Team Earns Third Place in Regional Tournament

May 17, 2022

DARIEN, CT — Heritage Middle School’s eighth grade Quiz Bowl team recently earned a third-place finish at the National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT) Regional Quiz Bowl held in Connecticut.

With HMS science teacher and faculty advisor Breanna Willard at the helm, the team turned in a successful performance in a rigorous academic competition against 10 other teams. In addition to ...

Two Livingston Seniors Earn Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s (NMSC) first of three announcements of National Merit Scholars for 2022, Livingston High School (LHS) seniors Shourya Bansal and Daniel Siegal were named among the approximately 1,000 winners of this year’s corporate-sponsored awards.

Overall, eight LHS seniors were named finalists in the prestigious annual ...

Livingston Named Among Top 20 in 2022 Ranking of Best High Schools in New Jersey

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite dropping three spots in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools in New Jersey ranking for 2022 after jumping nine spots from 2020 to 2021, Livingston High School (LHS) remains in the top 20 and falls only one spot behind its traditional competitor Millburn High School on this year’s list. 

Considered the “global authority ...

Livingston Middle School Math League Teams Place First in Nation

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Both of Livingston’s public middle schools came in first place in the nation in the Continental Math League Competition after all three grades (sixth, seventh and eighth) placed in the top three in both the state and the county as a team earlier this spring, and several students earned top honors in the individual competitions.

Mt. Pleasant Middle School ...

Livingston High School Students Take Top Honors at North Jersey Science Fair

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After a few weeks of competing in the virtual North Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF)—a high school student science competition in which students present a wide variety of projects in the areas of science, mathematics and engineering—several students in Livingston High School’s (LHS) science program received recognition for their research during a ...

Livingston Officials Provide Update on Proposed Multipurpose Sports Complex

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In a joint meeting between the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) and Livingston Township Council earlier this week, Livingston Public Schools (LPS) Business Administrator Michael Davison provided an update on the status of a newly proposed turf field to be installed at Livingston High School (LHS) if approved.

The district’s tentative budget for 2022-2023 ...

Livingston Public Schools Announces Extra Day Off for Memorial Day Weekend

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Barring any unforeseen emergencies in the next month, Livingston Public Schools (LPS) has announced plans to use the last remaining snow day on Friday, May 27 in order to provide a four-day Memorial Day Weekend for all members of the LPS community.

In a message to families on Thursday, LPS Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Block wished the community a rejuvenating ...

Livingston Governing Bodies Hold Joint Discussion on Shared Services and More

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time in three years, the 10 members of Livingston’s two governing bodies as well as other township and district officials held a joint meeting on Monday to discuss matters affecting both the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district and the community at-large.

Following conversations on topics such as affordable housing obligations, school traffic ...

Livingston Family Seeks Community Support for Refugees in Ukrainian Hometown

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Livingston resident born and raised in the small Ukrainian town of Chervonohrad—located 30 miles west of the Polish border—is calling on Livingston residents and the public school district for help in her family’s efforts to support the education of Ukrainian children in need through a partnership with the Chervonohrad Department of ...


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New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

Livingston Sophomore Yunfeng Wu Earns Second Place in Congressional Art Competition

May 16, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Livingston High School sophomore Yunfeng Wu has earned second place for his artwork in Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill’s fourth annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students in New Jersey’s 11th District. Wu’s piece, entitled “Chaos and Resilience,” was displayed along with the submissions of all participants during an in-person ...

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

May 19, 2022

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

JESPY Partners with Paper Mill Playhouse for Performance Showcasing JESPY Clients

SOUTH ORANGE – With the musical talents of JESPY clients in the spotlight, JESPY has partnered with Millburn’s Paper Mill Playhouse to present a showcase of Broadway songs to be performed by the clients on June 18 at 4pm.

The performance, which is open to the public, is tentatively titled A New Beginning. Set to take place at JESPY, the play will feature client talents, alternating ...

Summer is here and ready for a Memorable 2022 in the LBI Region

LBI REGION, NJ — After a soggy Spring, everyone is looking to heat things up for Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer along the Jersey Coast. The weather is just one of many reasons to take a quick trip to 18 miles of beautiful beaches, scenic bays, and of course legendary Pinelands. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which operates a year-round visitor ...

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Mon, May 23, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

Registration Open for Summer Musical Theater ...

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West Essex YMCA, Livingston

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Health & Wellness

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 ...


Jan 14, 1936 - Mar 27, 2021
Evi Meinhardt (Nee Singer), loving wife, mother, grandmother friend and active community member, ...
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New Jersey Officials Warn of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 21, 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 the State of New Jersey.

Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 296 declaring a state of emergency in New Jersey to help prevent price gouging ...