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Bodnar Auctions Hosts 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Fulfilling the Dream Sale' on Saturday

June 22, 2017

EDISON, NJ - “Lifestyles of the Rich . . . and Fulfilling the Dream Sale," a private estate auction by Bodnar Auctions, will feature the entire contents of a prominent couple’s home in Warren County.

“Everything was the best of the best,” Bodnar said.

The couple accumulated their wealth breeding and racing horses , living on a 160-acre farm in Asbury, ...

New Providence Writer Mary Carlomagno Publishes Her Fourth Book, A Novel

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mary Carlomagno, the New Providence based author of three books, sat down with Tapinto to talk about how her newly published novel, “Best Friend For Hire,” came to be. Over coffee at Starbucks, and in between her local friends stopping by our table to say hello, Carlomagno opened up about life in New Providence with her husband and two young children and how she ...

Top Musicians to Perform at Juneteenth Celebration

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The organizers of Community Juneteenth have announced the lineup of performers to appear at a free Juneteenth program to be held at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church on Monday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Well-known vocalist Stephen Fuller will be joined by Fred Fischer on keyboard, guitarist Liz Fischer, and the Plainfield UCC Church Choir. As a lead vocalist, Stephen Fuller has ...

Podcast: Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gene Jannotti

June 18, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — TAPinto Westfield podcast host Mike Cohen chats with Gene Jannotti, executive director of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, about what the chamber can do to help local businesses thrive.

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Fraidy Reiss, Founder of Westfield-Based Unchained at Last, Talks About her Mission to End Forced Marriages

Chat with Maestro David ...

Prince’s Farm Stand Opens in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Prince’s Farm was a 150 acre farm on South Springfield Avenue that operated in Springfield for four generations. In 1990, the farm was sold to developers for new home construction. For many years after that the Prince family operated a farm stand at the same location.

Now, Micky and Donna Prince of Springfield have another member of the family running a farm ...

Lance States Why He Supports Repeal of Dodd-Frank

 WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) supported the Financial Choice Act which repeals the Dodd-Frank Law that created bank bail outs with taxpayer money and imposed regulations that contributed to the closing of forty-two New Jersey community banks.

“The Dodd-Frank Law is an example of over-regulation costing jobs.  Forty-two community banks in New ...

Gov. Livingston Celebrates Class of 2017 at 57th Commencement Ceremony; 'Burn the Ships' to a Bright Future

June 22, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There is "no turning back" for the 283 graduates of Gov. Livingston's Class of 2017, who, by tradition, proceeded down Highlander Way Tuesday night to Frey Field to "Burn the Ships" -- advancing to a future destined for greatness. 

The night was pristine for the 57th Gov. Livingston Commencement Ceremony as the Highlander ...

Berkeley Heights BOE Honors Outstanding Students

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—Gov. Livingston students and their families filled the gymnasium at Columbia Middle School at a recent Board of Education meeting to honor these students for their outstanding achievements in academics, extra curriculars and athletics. Nearly 100 distinguished scholars and athletes were recognized for their extraordinary efforts.

"They ...

Mountainside Student Participates in American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Ryan Briggs of Mountainside, sponsored by Legion Post #3, is participating this week at the 72nd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS) at Rider University.

A “who’s who” slate of current and former New Jersey leaders is set to speak, including U.S. Senators Cory Booker (ALJBS ’86) and Bob Menendez (ALJBS ...

Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

June 15, 2017

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over Union County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert. The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden.

The Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation ...

Prince’s Farm Stand Opens in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Prince’s Farm was a 150 acre farm on South Springfield Avenue that operated in Springfield for four generations. In 1990, the farm was sold to developers for new home construction. For many years after that the Prince family operated a farm stand at the same location.

Now, Micky and Donna Prince of Springfield have another member of the family running a farm ...

Morano Gelato in Downtown Westfield Celebrates Grand Opening

WESTFIELD, NJ — Morano Gelato held a grand-opening celebration Thursday night at its newest location, 116 Elm St. in Downtown Westfield. The event kicked off with a ribbon cutting with Mayor Andy Skibitsky, the Downtown Westfield Corporation and the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

Morano Gelato, which has been called “the Best Gelato in America” ...

Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

June 15, 2017

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over Union County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert. The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden.

The Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation ...

Second Chance to See the Documentary “The Modest Beekeeper” at Springfield Free Public Library Wednesda

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – In March, the Springfield Free Public Library held the world premier of a Springfield produced documentary about a Springfield resident's passion - beekeeping.  On Wednesday, Springfield residents will get a section chance to watch "The Modest Beekeeper" and meet the film's producer Amefika Gray.

The documentary happened because two Springfield ...

Patrick Henry, Brent Faecher, residents of Berkeley Heights, help raise $40,000 as members of Overlook Foundation Junior Board

June 19, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Two Berkeley Heights residents, Patrick Henry and Brent Faecher, as well as teens from the Overlook community gathered on June 5th, 2017 to award the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Overlook Medical Center with a grant for $40,000. 

Patrick personally raised over $8,000 through an outreach to both corporate and individual sponsors helping the group ...

Congressman Lance Speaks at American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career Sunday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

Family Searching for Lost Parakeet Believed to be Adopted by Someone Else at Pet Store

On May 31 our beloved adopted parakeet Pablo slipped out of our garage door. Our friends and family have searched all over for him.

 He has a partner, Sunny, who is devastated he's gone — along with five young babies  — not to mention a 9-year-old girl who adores and cries for him every night. 

Amazingly, we found out that he was ...

Mountainside Student Participates in American Legion Jersey Boys State

June 20, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Ryan Briggs of Mountainside, sponsored by Legion Post #3, is participating this week at the 72nd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS) at Rider University.

A “who’s who” slate of current and former New Jersey leaders is set to speak, including U.S. Senators Cory Booker (ALJBS ’86) and Bob Menendez (ALJBS ...

Congressman Lance Speaks at American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career Sunday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

Lance States Why He Supports Repeal of Dodd-Frank

 WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) supported the Financial Choice Act which repeals the Dodd-Frank Law that created bank bail outs with taxpayer money and imposed regulations that contributed to the closing of forty-two New Jersey community banks.

“The Dodd-Frank Law is an example of over-regulation costing jobs.  Forty-two community banks in New ...

Mountainside Volunteer Rescue Squad's Korn Receives Overlook 'Excellence in EMS Award'

June 16, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Mountainside Rescue Squad Volunteer Rescue Squad's Julius Korn has been selected as one of 14 first responders to receive the Overlook Medical Center Excellence in EMS Award.

As the nation marked National EMS Week, Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, celebrated the important role of EMS first responders in the communities they ...

'The Art of Healing' Event Renews Beauty In Life for Cancer Survivors at Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, cast the shadow of our burden behind us. -- Samuel Smiles "Wherever you are on your journey as a survivor, never lose hope," said cancer survivor Shannon Vick of Berkeley Heights.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  It's been a year since the launch of the partnership between Summit Medical Group and MD ...

Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over Union County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert. The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden.

The Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation ...

Bodnar Auctions Hosts 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Fulfilling the Dream Sale' on Saturday

June 22, 2017

EDISON, NJ - “Lifestyles of the Rich . . . and Fulfilling the Dream Sale," a private estate auction by Bodnar Auctions, will feature the entire contents of a prominent couple’s home in Warren County.

“Everything was the best of the best,” Bodnar said.

The couple accumulated their wealth breeding and racing horses , living on a 160-acre farm in Asbury, ...

Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over Union County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert. The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden.

The Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation ...

Springfield Man Charged In Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme

June 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced that the owner of a purported business consulting firm was arrested today for operating a $1.1 million scheme that artificially inflated the stock price of a publicly traded company he controlled.

According to the announcement, Springfield resident, James Farinella, 46, is charged with one count of securities fraud.  ...

Roxbury Amateur Radio Expert Readies for Weekend of Roughing It

June 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury based group of amateur (“ham”) radio operators is looking for new members and its founder is inviting the public to participate in this weekend’s American Radio Relay League Field Day to get a taste of things at their worst.

 At the event, amateur radio operators will stay outdoors and work around the clock to set up field radio communication ...

Traffic Alert on Glenside Road in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - According to reports as of 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Glenside Road will be closed due to an accident involving a vehicle vs utility pole at Hunterdon Boulevard. The pole has snapped in half. There are no reports of injuries. 

Reports state that police requested the power company to the scene. 

Mountainside Volunteer Rescue Squad's Korn Receives Overlook 'Excellence in EMS Award'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Mountainside Rescue Squad Volunteer Rescue Squad's Julius Korn has been selected as one of 14 first responders to receive the Overlook Medical Center Excellence in EMS Award.

As the nation marked National EMS Week, Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, celebrated the important role of EMS first responders in the communities they ...

Summit's United Methodist Church Hosts Outdoor Worship at Briant Park June 25

June 18, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Nature's beauty will serve as a natural cathedral when the United Methodist Church of Summit host 'Praying Psalms in Nature' June 25 at Summit's Briant Park.

Beginning at 112:30 p.m., the family-friendly and multi-generational event will see groups of various paces formed and stroll the park, reflecting on nature-inspired Psalms. Those wishing to participate ...

Top Musicians to Perform at Juneteenth Celebration

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The organizers of Community Juneteenth have announced the lineup of performers to appear at a free Juneteenth program to be held at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church on Monday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Well-known vocalist Stephen Fuller will be joined by Fred Fischer on keyboard, guitarist Liz Fischer, and the Plainfield UCC Church Choir. As a lead vocalist, Stephen Fuller has ...

Gofundme Campaign Seeks to Raise Money for Guidetti Family

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Victor Guidetti III, of Berkeley Heights, was killed Sunday, June 11, while riding his motorcycle. A memorial has been set up near the scene of the accident on Valley Road in Gillette. Mr. Guidetti was married to Stephanie and they had two sons, Victor IV, 17, and Wyatt, 9.

A family member has created a gofundme campaign to “help Stefanie raise her young ...

Berkeley Heights BOE Honors Outstanding Students

June 21, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—Gov. Livingston students and their families filled the gymnasium at Columbia Middle School at a recent Board of Education meeting to honor these students for their outstanding achievements in academics, extra curriculars and athletics. Nearly 100 distinguished scholars and athletes were recognized for their extraordinary efforts.

"They ...

Gov. Livingston Track Stars Aguilera, Saifi and Vanriele Named Delicious Heights Highlander Athletes of the Week; A Championship Season for the Record Books

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Gov. Livingston Track and Field finished the season with an assault on the school record books with 18 new school record setters and capturing a first ever boys team NJSIAA Group II Championship title.

Victoria Vanriele and Leah Saifi were crowned state champions and Andrew Aguilera placed third in their respective events. These three ...

Berkeley Heights U14 Blue Wave Head to Championship Game Saturday

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Youth Soccer Club Boys U14 Blue Wave defeated Middlesex, 3-1, Thursday under the lights at Snyder Avenue Field in the U14 Mid NJ championship semifinal round. 

Next, the Blue Wave will face America's United-Manchester in the U14 Mid NJ Championship Game on Saturday in East Brunswick.

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Governor Livingston High School “Guitar Club” members perform at the Annual Berkeley Heights Rubber Ducky Festival

Members of the Governor Livingston High School Guitar Club performed at the Berkeley Heights Rotary Club’s 14th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival.

The GLHS performers featured,

Band # 1 - Trevor Rittman - Guitar/Vocals, Sean Hannaford -Guitar, Andrew DelDuca -Keyboard /Vocals, Jack Sullivan - Bass and Tim Krick on Drums.

Their set list included:

“Joker And The Thief" by ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, June 23, 2:00 PM

220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford

Information Session on Veterans' Benefits

Government Health & Wellness Other

Sun, June 25, 9:00 AM

St. John's Lutheran Church, Summit

Summit Community Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

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Sun, June 25, 1:00 PM

The First Baptist Church of Westfield,, Westfield

Mental Health Awareness Seminar

Health & Wellness

Sun, June 25, 5:00 PM

Westfield

Alternative Worship

Religions And Spirituality

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Wed, June 28, 12:30 PM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

Benefits of Being 'Chill'

Health & Wellness

Bodnar Auctions Hosts 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Fulfilling the Dream Sale' on Saturday

June 22, 2017

EDISON, NJ - “Lifestyles of the Rich . . . and Fulfilling the Dream Sale," a private estate auction by Bodnar Auctions, will feature the entire contents of a prominent couple’s home in Warren County.

“Everything was the best of the best,” Bodnar said.

The couple accumulated their wealth breeding and racing horses , living on a 160-acre farm in Asbury, ...

Steve Guberer joins Imagine Board of Trustees

June 23, 2017

Westfield - Steve Guberer, a Director at CBRE Capital Advisors, Inc.,has joined the Board of Trustees of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss. CBRE Capital Advisors, Inc. is the real estate investment banking business of CBRE Group.  Mr. Guberer has successfully executed over 40 capital raising and M&A advisory transactions that represents $20+ billion of total capital ...

The Art of Demonstrating Interest

If you’ve perused any forums on college admissions (looking at you, Mom and Dad!) then you’ve already come across the term “Demonstrated Interest.”  It sounds like some sort of corporate terminology, doesn’t it?  That’s because that’s exactly what it is.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: colleges are businesses.  ...

Change is Starting

June 10, 2017

Dear Neighbors,

The news from Tuesday’s Primary election is good.  Democratic voters in Summit and the other towns comprising Legislative District 21 are speaking up. 

I’m pleased to report that Democratic turnout in LD 21 in 2017 was a stunning 3 ½ times greater than in 2009, the most recent comparable primary when the governor’s seat was ...