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Mountainside Restoration Committee Announces 2018 Holiday Boutique Dates at the Levi Cory House

November 10, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – It’s been five years since Mountainside’s Levi Cory House was moved to Constitution Plaza. After extensive repairs and restoration work, the historic Levi Cory House is now ready for the public and it looks fantastic. The Holiday Boutique which has previously been open in the Hetfield House has now moved to the adjacent Levi Cory House with an extended ...

Highlander Marching Band Wraps Up Successful Season At Atlantic Coast Championships Performing 'The Sun, The Moon, and The Stars'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Highlander Marching Band placed fourth in the TOB Atlantic Coast Championships on Sunday, October 28 in Hershey, PA. They scored 95.95; their highest score since 2012 and their highest Group II Open score since 2010.

Under the direction of Band Director Nicholas O'Sullivan, the Highlander Marching Band performed their field show "The Sun, The Moon, ...

Castle Bootery Didn't ‘Lose its Lease,’ Westfield Property Owners Write

November 3, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Andrew Calcagno of Flatiron Realty LLC, the new property owner of 50-52 Elm Street in Downtown Westfield — where Castle Bootery is located — said he was surprised to learn in an email announcement Friday that the 70-year-old children’s shoe store would close at the end of December.

Castle Bootery in Westfield Closing Shop After 70 ...

Castle Bootery in Westfield Closing Shop After 70 Years

WESTFIELD, NJ – A children's shoe store has lost its foothold in on Elm Street.

The Castle Bootery announced Friday it is leaving its location at 52 Elm St., after about 70 years in Downtown Westfield. The announcement said the retailer lost its lease and will be closing on Dec. 30.

Eric Graff, who has owned the shop for the last 28 of the store’s years, said he ...

Mountainside Public Schools are Closed on Friday, Nov. 16 Due to Weather

November 16, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside Public Schools will be closed on Friday, November 16 due to inclement weather and dangerous road conditions.

Stay Safe!

Two-Hour Delayed Opening at Mountainside Schools on Friday, Nov. 16

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

Be careful and stay safe!


Mountainside Public Schools Announce Early Dismissal For Thursday, Nov. 15

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Public Schools announced early dismissal for all district schools due to safety concerns regarding the expected inclement weather .  

Deerfield School will close at 12:50 p.m.
Beechwood School will close at 1:00 p.m.
Governor Livingston High School will close at 12:30 p.m.

All after school activities have been cancelled.

Pater and Messler Keeping Their Council Seats

November 7, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Incumbent Republican council members Rachel Pater and Robert Messler were reelected during Nov. 6 elections. They were opposed by Democrat Candidates Anjali Mehrotra and Ileana Montes. 

The election campaign was marred by the recent Police Department scandal and the lawsuit that followed, at the taxpayers’ expense.

Pater, who was appointed to serve the ...

Department of Justice to Monitor Polling Places in Union County

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Justice will have a close eye on polling places in  Union County on Tuesday.

The Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel” polling places within the county, according to a Justice Department press release.   

“Voting rights are ...

Jersey Fine Wines Holiday Specials: Stop By For All Your Thanksgiving Needs

November 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Jersey Fine Wines, conveniently located in the Village Shopping Center in downtown New Providence, offers a broad selection of wines, spirits, regular and craft beers at everyday low prices.  The store is spacious, beautiful, and well lit.  It's a pleasant place to shop.

Click to check out the details of their holiday circular. Holiday promotion ...

Photos: Best Places for Fall Foliage in Somerset Hills and New Jersey

November 13, 2018

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in the Somerset HIlls region, and TAPinto Somerset Hills is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage.

To have your photos added to the gallery here or to share your favorite spots to find fall foliage in and around Somerset Hills, email

Best New Jersey Foliage ...

Vets Honored in Mountainside, Friends Remember Win Miller

November 11, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Nothing but sunshine was raining down in Mountainside on Sunday, when Colonel Timothy McLaughlin welcomed community members who came to honor its veterans at the Veterans Memorial Plaza.  Council members Deanna Andre, Robert Messler, Rene Dierkes and Rachel Pater were also in attendance.

Colonel McLaughlin, who is the Commander of VFW Post 10136, noted the commitment ...

Can YOU be a Match and Save a Life?

November 12, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth.

Brian Dillagard, an 8-year-old New Jersey resident, is one of many local patients searching for a ...

Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health.

Daylight saving time was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...

Reminder to Pet Owners - NJ State Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temperatures

November 15, 2018

Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Friday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any time the ...

Woman Identified in Fatal Train Accident in New Providence

November 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Brown, 61 years old, of New Providence was killed Thursday after her 2015 Nissan Altima was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone train at the Union Avenue crossing in New Providence Thursday evening during a snow storm. Brown was pronounced dead at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

The train originated from Gladstone and was running 30 ...

Woman Dies After Vehicle is hit by NJ Transit Train in New Providence; Snow Storm Wreaks Havoc on Roadways

Updated at 6:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone Line train [that originated from Gladstone heading to Hoboken] at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues [west of the Murray Hill Station] in New Providence on Thursday evening around 6 p.m.

The female driver, the only occupant of the ...

Dynamic Cat Abusada is Named Delicious Heights Highlander Athlete of the Week

November 15, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The impact Catalina Abusada had on the Lady Highlanders' championship season is undeniable. Her contribution extends way beyond her six goals scored and team high 14 assists - with her latest 10-yard game winning feed to Allie Post, who scored the lone goal against Delsea to advance to the State ...

Girls Soccer: Lady Highlanders to Play for State Championship; Post Game Winner Defeats Delsea 1-0 in Semifinals

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Allie Post has surely cemented her reputation as a significant offensive threat for Gov. Livingston.

The talented freshman continued to showcase her big-moment scoring exploits when she connected with 10 minutes remaining to snap a scoreless tie and junior Sarah Foy finished six saves to send the Lady Highlanders to a 1-0 victory over Delsea on Tuesday in the NJSIAA ...

Get Outside with the Freewalkers on 'Take A Hike Day'

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature. 

Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or more this Saturday to observe Take A Hike Day, and you're invited.

Locally, Freewalkers ...

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Supporting Diva for a Day With Pampering Spa Services

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Providing cancer patients with a few moments of unforgettable joy is the mission of the Diva for a Day Foundation. It began in 2010 when a pair of friends came together to make a worthwhile difference in the lives of those who have the disease. The non-profit organization aims to pamper and delight “divas” with a day of relaxing spa services at ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, November 16, 11:00 AM

The Jumble Store, Cranford

Jumble Store Holiday Boutique

Giving Back

Fri, November 16, 7:30 PM

Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

Kristallnacht Commemoration

Education Religions And Spirituality

Fri, November 16, 7:30 PM

Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

Kristallnacht Commemoration

Education Religions And Spirituality

Sat, November 17, 10:15 AM

Cranford Public Library, Cranford

Literary Cafe

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, November 17, 11:00 AM

The Jumble Store, Cranford

Jumble Store Holiday Boutique

Giving Back

NJAWBO Annual Holiday Dinner & Expo for Women Business Owners November 29 at The Bethwood in Totowa

November 15, 2018

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business owners (and those who would like to do business with them) to celebrate the season; network with ...

Inside Admissions Directors' Brains in 2018

As promised, here’s my rundown of 2018’s Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, completed by Gallup and Inside Higher Ed. Whether I’m looking at an individual school’s report or a wider survey like this I love data. If you’ve got some free time IPEDS is a treasure trove of information reported directly from institutions and can provide some context on ...