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StretchLab Stresses Importance of Assisted Stretching in Wake of Pandemic

May 7, 2021

Despite facing the trials and tribulations that many small businesses endured as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, StretchLab of Livingston has regained its former success since reopening in June 2020 by enhancing its services and maintaining a steady stream of loyal members.

When the hands-on assisted-stretching studio was forced to close in March 2020, StretchLab's ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Announces New Chief Operating Officer

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Alec Grabowski has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center. He replaces Tim O’Brien, who was promoted to chief executive officer in August 2020.

Grabowski comes to Mountainside Medical Center with over a decade of healthcare leadership experience in a variety of hospital settings including; United Health ...

Livingston Accountant Explains When Diverse Sources of Income are Taxable

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When it comes to filing taxes for diverse sources of income, Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member of the Livingston-based accounting and consulting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently advised New Jersey residents on what they should consider as taxable income.

Initially prompted by a 66-year-old reader of “” who ...

Short Hills' YB Fitness Closes After a Year of COVID-19 Regulations



After operating for six years on Morris Turnpike in Short Hills, upscale physical fitness center YB Fitness closed on April 3, following a year of COVID-19 regulations.


President Alex Crispo posted on their Facebook page, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of YB Fitness.” He continued, “After six terrific ...

IRS extends additional tax deadlines for individuals to May 17

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced that individuals have until May 17, 2021 to meet certain deadlines that would normally fall on April 15, such as making IRA contributions and filing certain claims for refund.

This follows a previous announcement from the IRS on March 17, that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year was extended from ...

Own a Local Digital Marketing Business: Start a TAPinto Franchise

Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  Are you a community leader?  

If so, owning a local digital marketing business with TAPinto may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost and high ROI.

Join us for an informational webinar about ...

Millburn Downtown Vision Plan Virtual Workshop Rescheduled to Tuesday, March 2

MILLBURN, NJ — in a post on the township website, Millburn residents were informed that as a result of a scheduling conflict due to the upcoming Purim holiday, the Downtown Vision Plan Public Workshop has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 2.

The meeting time has not changed and will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Residents who have already registered for the ...

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held at Former Saks Site on Upper Millburn Avenue

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an effort decades in the making, groundbreaking finally moved forward at the site of the former Saks Fifth Avenue store Tuesday afternoon, as township officials were on hand to commemorate the occasion with a brief ceremony.

A small crowd, consisting of township officials, business leaders and officials from Garden Homes, the builder of the incoming complex, were ...

The Park in Berkeley Heights Adds Celebrated NYC Chefs to Expert Culinary Team, Elevating the Campus Offerings 

185-acre work-life campus welcomes three accomplished chefs to further enhance its growing dining scene 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Connell Company, the developer behind the premier work-life campus, announced three prominent additions to the culinary team at The Park in Berkeley Heights, N.J. 

The culinary team will be led by Brian Bistrong, Corporate Executive ...


Saint Barnabas Medical Center Inducts New Medical Staff Leadership

May 10, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The nearly 1,600 attending physicians at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently elected leaders among the group to serve two-year terms as Medical Staff Officers.

Inducted at the Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting in April were Alan Garten, MD, who will serve as Medical Staff President as well as First Vice President Michael Addis, MD; Second Vice President John ...


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Impact100 Essex Holds Membership Drive 

May 11, 2021

Impact100 Essex, a women’s giving collective that awards grants to nonprofits serving Essex County, is looking to expand its membership and is holding weekly virtual information sessions for prospective members. Now in its fifth year, the organization has awarded over $500,000 to local nonprofits focused on underserved communities in Essex County. 

“Impact100 Essex enables ...

St. Rose of Lima Troop 17 Welcomes New Eagle Scouts

St. Rose of Lima’s Troop 17 in Short Hills recently held an afternoon Court of Honor ceremony to welcome eight new Eagle Scouts — the highest rank in scouting. Held on the steps of the church in compliance with CDC guidelines, the event saw the induction of Andrew Bisig; Tanish Tyagi; Daniel Gerdes; Owen Kasmin; Dhruv Pande; Vincent Wong; Lucas Davis; and Nicholas Starace into the ...

The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group April Market Update

The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group is pleased to provide the April Market Update for Millburn Township. 

The Spring real estate market is in full swing! For sellers and current property owners, the market trend news remains positive. Numbers indicate a continued strong Seller’s Market. 

For the entire township, Days on Market is still down significantly for April ...

Our Lady of the Lake School Receives Grant from Investors Foundation to Support its 1:1 Technology Mission

Verona, NJ -- Our Lady of the Lake School, a two-time National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, recently received a $3,000 grant from the Investors Foundation. The grant will help further Our Lady of the Lake’s 1:1 technology mission of providing a Chromebook to each student in grades 5 through 8.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of the Investors Foundation, especially ...

Walk-In Vaccination Appointments Now Available at Two Essex County Sites

May 5, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school in Essex County.

As of this week, the county vaccination centers at Sears in ...

Impact100 Essex Announces Start of 2021 Grant Cycle

Impact100 Essex announced the start of its 2021 grant cycle and held an information session with Essex County nonprofits. The organization has $100,000 available to give away to deserving establishments. At the April 20 session, over 60 organizations from across the county attended to learn about the grant application process. 

“We were pleased to see so many faces at ...

New Artistic Director for Wildflower Sculpture Park

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park.

She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years.

Sanders holds an MFA from The New York Studio School and has exhibited in New Jersey, Brooklyn, New ...

Millburn Fire Helping Newark Keep Warm This Winter

MILLBURN, NJ - On my way back from a morning Navy assignment, I stopped by Millburn Firehouse 2 at Gero Park to drop off coats. Once again, when there's a need, Millburn Fire answers the call.

Since 2015, the firefighters of the Millburn Fire Department has been supporting St. John's Church in Newark with an annual winter coat drive. Coats gathered at the station will be delivered to ...

New Jersey Becomes 9th State Accepted into AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

May 5, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — The Department of Human Services and AARP New Jersey announced that New Jersey has become the ninth state accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which works to make communities supportive and accessible places to live for people of all ages.

“In New Jersey, we are making vital investments to help enhance the quality of life for everyone, ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...