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Union Catholic Principal Sister Percylee Hart, Named Grand Marshal of County's St. Patrick's Day Parade

December 15, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. --  Union Catholic Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, has been named Grand Marshal of the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which​​​​ is scheduled for Saturday, March 16. 

Sister Percylee has been the Principal of Union Catholic since 1980 and has been the catalyst for every major advance that the school has made in the past 38 ...

Mountainside Active Retirees Begin December with a Harp Performance and Cookie Swap

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — At the December 11 meeting of the Mountainside Active Retirees, Mountainside resident, and Harpist,  Joanne Hanson entertained the group with a beautiful selection of music for the holidays.

The meeting was well attended with more than 40 members and guests anxious to hear Ms. Hanson play and also participate in the club’s second annual ...

Annual Christmas Concert at St. Bartholomew's on Dec. 15

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church (2032 Westfield Ave, Scotch Plains) is proud to present the 16th annual Parish Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The adult and children's choirs will perform with a chamber orchestra, a contemporary band, and special guests in the beautiful acoustics of the church. Local bluegrass group Dollr ...

Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Holidays, Looks Forward to 2019

December 8, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — About 100 people gathered at Shackamaxon Country Club Wednesday for the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday party, where several long-time members were honored and local business people had the opportunity to network while enjoying dinner and music.

“This is the largest event we’ve had in four years,” Executive ...

Watch: AP Capstone Program Explained; Four Research Projects Described at School Board Meeting

December 16, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – AP Capstone, is a two-year certificate and diploma program. The first year, it is offered as a year-long seminar to students in grade 11; those who take that course successfully can then take AP Research, another year-long program.

Last year, the first time AP Seminar was offered at Governor Livingston High School, a dozen students participated in the AP Seminar ...

Gov. Livingston Honors Academic Achievement at Highlander Honors Ceremony

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For the first time in Highlander history, Governor Livingston High School hosted the Highlander Honors ceremony to celebrate the academic achievements of students. On Thursday, December 5th, the honored students and their families gathered at the Stiefel Theatre to earn their certificates and be officially recognized as part of one or more Highlander honor programs. In this ...

Gov. Livingston Dominates at Annual STEM Competition

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Governor Livingston recently hosted the annual STEM League competition with schools from around the state in attendance. In teams of five, students worked together to solve a challenging real world problem by applying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

This year, the challenge was based on a hyperloop, a proposed train that can travel at high speeds ...

Addams Tavern in Westfield Reopens After Yearlong Closure

December 14, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – After a court-mandated closure that lasted about a year, the popular restaurant and bar Addams Tavern has reopened.

A state court had ordered the restaurant shut over safety violations, but on Dec. 3 ruled that those violations were no longer to the extent that the establishment needed to remain closed.

On Thursday, Downtown Westfield, the entity managing the ...

Judge Gives Addams Tavern in Westfield Green Light to Reopen

WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly a year after being shut down over building code violations, Addams Tavern has gotten a state court’s approval to reopen.

The popular restaurant has all the government approvals needed to reopen, Town Attorney Thomas Jardim said Friday.

“There appear to be remaining issues as to drainage of rainwater and one issue with respect to ADA ...

Straw Ban Leaves Environmentalists Seeking Further Change

December 8, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Every morning, dozens of students and teachers arrive at GL clutching whipped-cream topped, espresso-flavored drinks, sipping through Starbucks’ iconic green straws until only foam is left. But in the wake of the recent nationwide campaign against drinking straws, this caffeine-fueled ritual may disappear.

On July 9th, 2018, Starbucks pledged to eliminate all ...

Valairco Heating and Cooling Celebrates 50 Years by Giving Back: Moms Helping Moms Foundation Receives $250

December 15, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Kevin McHugh and Richard Valenti of Valairco Heating and Cooling recently presented a check for $250 to Jerusha Oleksiuk of Moms Helping Moms Foundation as part of their Valairco Cares program.

Valairco launched the "Valairco Cares" campaign this past spring and is committed to donate to four different charities or nonprofits throughout ...

Westfield Resident Among Outstanding Women Honored at the 2018 Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J.-The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council honored six local women at their 18th Annual Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon.  Susan Head (Florham Park), Linda S. Habgood (Westfield; mother and son accepting award), Alexandra Picozzi (New Vernon), Nancy Washington (Manasquan), Trisha Swift Mahoney (Tewksbury), and Vicky Demuth (Summit) were honored on Friday, ...

Swim with Santa this Sunday at the Westfield Area YMCA

WESTFIELD, NJ — You don’t have to be a member of the Westfield Area YMCA to enjoy their third annual “Swim with Santa” this Sunday, Dec. 16.

Families can choose a 30-minute time slot between 1 p.m.  and 3 p.m. to get in the pool with Old St. Nick and his elves.

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Arts and crafts will also be offered.

The Main Y Facility is ...

Water Main to Be Replaced on Pembrook Road

December 7, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Michael Bange, Manager of Field Operations at New Jersey American Water, came to the Tuesday, Dec. 4 council work session to request a road opening permit on Pembrook Road.

The water company plans to replace the 72-year old water main. The current six inch diameter pipe is causing “a lot of pain and suffering” to residents, Bange said. Recent complaints ...

Mountainside Councilwoman Suggests “Snowbuddy” Program

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Councilwoman Rachel Pater is spearheading a new program to assist veterans, elderly and disabled borough residents. She introduced the idea of the “snowbuddy” program at the Tuesday, Dec. 4 council work session.

The idea is to pair two volunteers to shovel snow at the home of a veteran, an elderly or disabled resident. The volunteers should be at least 16 ...

Highlander Marching Band Honored by Berkeley Heights Township Council with a Proclamation

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The success of the 2018 Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band was celebrated at Tuesday’s meeting of the Township Council.

Mayor Robert Woodruff acknowledged and honored marching band members sitting in the council chambers before he presented a proclamation from the Mayor and Council to Highlander Band Director Nicholas ...

NJ Sharing Network Holds Send Off Event for Liver Recipient Jim Rhatican, of Berkeley Heights, as New Year's Rose Parade 'Donate Life' Float Honoree

December 6, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA.

"Since 2004, the Donate Life float has added an emotional and deeply meaningful dimension to America's ...

Edison Police Officer Arrested, Charged with Tampering

December 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County authorities today announced that another Edison police officer was arrested, this time for destroying evidence he believed would be used in an investigation.

Nicholas Lunetta, 31, of Scotch Plains, was charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of obstructing the administration of law, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and ...

Judge Gives Addams Tavern in Westfield Green Light to Reopen

WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly a year after being shut down over building code violations, Addams Tavern has gotten a state court’s approval to reopen.

The popular restaurant has all the government approvals needed to reopen, Town Attorney Thomas Jardim said Friday.

“There appear to be remaining issues as to drainage of rainwater and one issue with respect to ADA ...

Police Seek Help Locating Woman Missing Since Dec. 6

December 10, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6.

A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Watchung Borough Chief of Police Joseph Cina.

Kim walked away from her residence ...

Annual Christmas Concert at St. Bartholomew's on Dec. 15

December 12, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church (2032 Westfield Ave, Scotch Plains) is proud to present the 16th annual Parish Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The adult and children's choirs will perform with a chamber orchestra, a contemporary band, and special guests in the beautiful acoustics of the church. Local bluegrass group Dollr ...

Gov. Livingston Boys Hoops Opens Season with a 38-34 Win Over Oratory

December 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Gov. Livingston boys basketball team erased a late deficit to defeat the Oratory Rams 38-34  Friday night in Summit. On a night when baskets were hard to come by, Gov. Livingston senior Matt Faller came through with two big hoops in the last 1:30 to push the Highlanders back in front by a point and junior guard Vinnie Melusi sealed the win with a pair of clutch free ...

Dowling, Kerr, Phillips Look to Lead Gov. Livingston Girls Basketball Back to Their Winning Ways

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - First year head coach Chris Eckert knew he had his hands full last year as he entered the season with a roster full of young and inexperienced players. The rookie coach and his team both had their ups and down in last year's 10-14 campaign, but there was one thing that was apparent to all that saw the Lady Highlanders play last year; that being the young team that ...

Seniors Hold Key to Success of Upcoming Gov. Livingston Boys Basketball Season: Highlanders Open on the Road at Oratory Friday Night

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The last time Gov. Livingston head coach Chris Loeffler walked off the court he had just painfully watched Chatham’s Jack Rooney hit a game winning 17-foot jumper  with two seconds left in the game to hand his Highlanders a 43-41 state playoff loss. As difficult as it was to lose that heart breaker to Chatham, Coach Loefler had to be proud of his team who ...

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TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Sublime Salon and Day Spa

At Sublime Salon & Day Spa, we understand your need for a healthier lifestyle and a sense of true wellness in this stressful world. With this in mind, Sublime Salon offers haircuts and styling and also skin care and therapeutic massage. We offer a holistic approach to beauty and your health.

Please call 908-464-8422 to inquire about the salon and spa services we offer ...

TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Summit Area YMCA

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TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Peak Medical

PEAK MEDICAL is providing 15 percent off All Massage Packages

With the holidays comes stress!! You deserve to treat yourself or a loved

one to a relaxing massage at Peak Medical.  Call today or stop in before 12/31/18

to take advantage of this special offer.  Gift Certificates Available

Peak Medical is located at 492 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. Call: ...

TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Berkeley Hardware and Paint

Berkeley Hardware & Paint has all the supplies you need to be prepared this winter from holiday season preparation all the way to the biggest snowstorm. Check out their must-have supplies and the brand favorites that customers loyally purchase during the winter months.

Deck the Halls with All the Christmas Supplies You Need! They carry a large assortment of Christmas ...

TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Luminous MedSpa and Salon

Luminous Salon & Spa is New Jersey’s Premier Salon specializing in bringing you the most exclusive treatments available anywhere. We are the Skin, Hair & Body Sanctuary of all time!! Come visit us to experience all our Beauty Secrets for a relaxing hour or day at Luminous.

Escape the cold under our Luxurious Stress blanket to keep you warm and cozy. Call TODAY to ...

TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Prestige Diner

Reward yourself for doing something good. Enjoy a slice of Prestige Diner's Snickers Bar Pie or any of our other cakes and give someone a gift that you know they will enjoy. To make all even sweeter, this holiday season part of our gift card sales will be donated to the Brooke Healy Foundation and Moms Helping Moms.

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NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

December 15, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey.

While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, NJ, said that doughnuts have ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, December 19, 6:30 PM

Mountainside Elks Lodge #1585, Mountainside

Wednesday Night Dinner

Food & Drink

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Fri, December 21, 6:30 PM

First United Methodist Church of Westfield, Westfield

Blue Christmas at FUMC Westfield

Religions And Spirituality

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Mon, December 24, 10:00 PM

Renaissance Church, Summit

Christmas Eve Service

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

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Fri, February 8, 6:00 PM

UCTech cafeteria, Scotch Plains

Magnet HS/UCTech Class of 2020 Tricky Tray

Arts & Entertainment Education

Westfield Area Y Flyer Places 26th at National Cross Country Championships

December 16, 2018

Eight-year-old Jasmine Parran competed for the Westfield Area Y Flyers Track Club at the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Dec. 8, on a snowy course in Reno, Nevada. She placed 26th out of hundreds of other girls her age.

The Westfield Area Y Flyers Track Club is a year-round track & field and cross country team offering USATF-certified coaching ...

Gingerbread Open House Warms Hearts and Historic Homes

December 9, 2018

Hundreds of children of all ages enjoyed a weekend of holiday cheer, hosted by volunteers from the Mountainside Restoration Committee.

The annual Gingerbread Open House began Saturday evening with a wine and cheese party for the adult members of the community at the Levi Cory House. The “newest” of the “oldest” historic properties in the Borough is located adjacent ...

Not Just For Kids

“So Kate, what are you up to these days?”

“Well, I’ve got a college counseling business.”

“So you counsel college students?  What school do you work for?”

“No, actually I help applicants navigate the college admissions process.”

“Oh! [Insert comment about teen’s college search or fond college memory ...