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Firefighters Respond to Report of Smoke at Linde Facility on Ryder Way

April 20, 2019

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Firefighters from four towns responded to a report of a structure fire at Linde, at 100 Ryder Way, according to New Providence Fire Chief Mike Piana.

 

He said the fire department was dispatched at 11:36 a.m., today, April 20. When firefighters entered the  building, they found smoke coming from one of the rooms in the ...

Baseball: Compton's 3 Run Walk-Off Home Run Beats Elizabeth 7-6, Dramatic Win Lifts Team After Painful Loss to Cranford 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After suffering their first loss of the season to Cranford on Tuesday, Gov. Livingston (8-1) was in danger of losing their second consecutive UCC- Watchung division game as they trailed Elizabeth 6-4 with one out in the bottom of the 9th inning. With a pair of base runners on, Elizabeth Coach Mat Belford had a difficult decision to make as the Highlanders most ...

United For A Cause 5K in Scotch Plains-Fanwood on May 14 Benefits LIVESTRONG

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council have teamed up to host the United For a Cause 5K and Family 1-Mile Walk/Run on Tuesday, May 14. The 1-Miler begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA 1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains), with the 5K at 7:00 p.m.

The YMCA and PTA Council are united to provide opportunities for health and wellness within the ...

Seton Hall Professor Not With University After Attempted Arson At St. Patrick's Cathedral

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The adjunct professor at Seton Hall University who was arrested earlier this week for trying to bring cans of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral is no longer working at the university, according to a university spokesperson.

Marc Lamparello, 37, of Hasbrouck Heights, was arrested on Wednesday night for trying to carry cans of gasoline, ...

Rescue Squad’s Annual Egg Hunt Promotes Safety and Fun in the Burrow

April 14, 2019

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - With baskets in hand and visions of finding the golden egg hidden along the trail at “Burrow” Hall, herds of eager children enjoyed the annual egg hunt sponsored by the Rescue Squad on Saturday.

After the collection of hundreds of colorful candy filled eggs, little ones posed for photos with the Easter Bunny and got a glimpse inside one of the emergency ...

Train Maintenance Building and New Entrance Open at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The two improvement projects totaling $8.6 million to modernize the public entrance and construct a new train maintenance building at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has officially been completed, according to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

DiVincenzo announced the completion earlier this week in an unveiling ceremony at the zoo. The ...

Distinguished Visitors Arrive in Somerville for 3-Month Residency

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Eight life-sized bronze sculptures by world-renowned artist Seward Johnson arrived in the borough yesterday at the southern end of Division Street before they were escorted to spots along Main Street, the library at the west end of town, while a few were placed on Division Street.

The sculptures depict ordinary people doing ordinary things; some were sculpted almost 40 ...

Owners of Delicious Heights Expand Catering Operation with Purchase of Bridgewater Manor

April 14, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Aquaviva brothers took ownership of the iconic Bridgewater Manor on February 22.

Ralph and Domenick Aquaviva also own Delicious Heights, with restaurants in Berkeley Heights, Bedminster and Basking Ridge. In addition, they run all food and beverage services at Basking Ridge Country Club, including Basking Ridge Catering and the full ...

Raritan Valley Line Mayors Alliance Encourages NJ Transit Riders to Sign Petition Calling for Restoration of One-Seat Service

RARITAN VALLEY, NJ -- The Raritan Valley Line Mayors Alliance, a group of elected officials calling for the restoration of NJ Transit's "one-seat" rides along the Raritan Valley Line is encouraing riders to sign an online petition supporting the cause.

To sign the online petition, click here. 

Support Improved Service and Midtown Direct Trains on the Raritan Valley ...

Anti-Defamation League Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over Repeated Hate Symbol Incidents in Summit Schools

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Responding to media reports -- including a April 15 report in TAPinto Summit -- which detailed the discovery of another hate symbol in a Summit Public School, the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) New York regional office has expressed its "deep concern today after learning of yet another swastika incident at a middle school in Summit, New Jersey, ...

Remembering Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson

Former Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson is being laid to rest on Tuesday.

Dr. Nelson started his career in education in Plainfield before serving as an administrator in the Orange School District, then coming to Westfield in 2010. He served in the Army Reserve for over 20 years, his obituary said.

Dr. Nelson died from complications following his donation of bone ...

Gov. Livingston Pays Tribute to Dr. Derrick Nelson: 'We Stand With Westfield'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Students and staff of Gov. Livingston High School dressed in blue on April 11 to commemorate Westfield H.S. principal, 44 year-old Dr. Derrick Nelson, who passed away after donating bone marrow to a 14 year-old boy in France earlier this year. Dr. Derrick Nelson served in the U.S. Army Reserve for more than 20 years before joining Westfield Public Schools in 2010 as the ...

Booker Kicks Off Presidential Campaign Where Political Career Began

April 14, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Cory Booker returned to the city where his political career was sparked, hoping that his presidential campaign catches fire with a progressive message steeped in terms of love and empathy at the start of a bruising primary battle. 

"This community taught me all about not that feel-good, easy-going love. It is strong, courageous and defiant love. The kind of love that ...

TAPinto Announces Election Policies for Candidates for Public Office

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - With local elections coming up soon, it is once again time to share TAPinto Mountainside's election policies. 

Candidate Statements: 

Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site.  No statements will be published from the Sunday before Election Day through Election Day.  Statements must be ...

Long Beach Island's New Landmarks: The LBI Hotel and the Arlington Beach Club Nearing Completion

April 16, 2019

SHIP BOTTOM - If you have traveled to Long Beach Island recently you have seen the two new large structures at the entrance to Ship Bottom. LBI is changing and changing rapidly with these two properties. 

Hotel LBI is close to completion.  It is a project by the Mercer Management Group which also owns the Mallard Island Yacht Club, The Mainland at the Holiday Inn and the Bonnet ...

Owners of Delicious Heights Expand Catering Operation with Purchase of Bridgewater Manor

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Aquaviva brothers took ownership of the iconic Bridgewater Manor on February 22.

Ralph and Domenick Aquaviva also own Delicious Heights, with restaurants in Berkeley Heights, Bedminster and Basking Ridge. In addition, they run all food and beverage services at Basking Ridge Country Club, including Basking Ridge Catering and the full ...

Statewide Litter Survey Shows a 53 Percent Drop in Trash on New Jersey Streets and Highways

April 7, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - When the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) learned the findings of a comprehensive report showed litter along streets and highways has been reduced by 53 percent over the past 13 years, the obvious question was: What about the other 47 percent?

That is why the NJCCC has launched a statewide media campaign in 2019 to inform residents about the findings of the report, as ...

United For A Cause 5K in Scotch Plains-Fanwood on May 14 Benefits LIVESTRONG

April 19, 2019

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council have teamed up to host the United For a Cause 5K and Family 1-Mile Walk/Run on Tuesday, May 14. The 1-Miler begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA 1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains), with the 5K at 7:00 p.m.

The YMCA and PTA Council are united to provide opportunities for health and wellness within the ...

Rescue Squad’s Annual Egg Hunt Promotes Safety and Fun in the Burrow

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - With baskets in hand and visions of finding the golden egg hidden along the trail at “Burrow” Hall, herds of eager children enjoyed the annual egg hunt sponsored by the Rescue Squad on Saturday.

After the collection of hundreds of colorful candy filled eggs, little ones posed for photos with the Easter Bunny and got a glimpse inside one of the emergency ...

NJ to Lower Flags for Westfield High School Principal Who Died in Selfless Act

WESTFIELD, NJ – Across the state, flags will fly at half-staff on Monday in honor of the Westfield High School Principal, who died from complications that followed his donation of bone marrow to a boy in France.

Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered the flags lowered in honor of Dr. Derrick Nelson, 44. The community has been mourning Dr. Nelson’s loss since his passing on April ...

Union County Matches $1.5M for Infrastructure Upgrades in 21 Towns; Mountainside Receives $50,000

April 12, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – All 21 municipalities in Union County received 2019 Infrastructure Grants. The freeholder board presented checks to representatives from each municipality during its meeting Thursday night.

This is the fifth year of the Infrastructure Grant program, said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. Funding for the annual grants comes from the sale of Runnells Specialized ...

Unhappy with NJ Politicians? You're Not Alone; Rutgers-FDU Poll Finds Less Than Half of NJ Residents View Top Leaders Favorably

NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson University finds that not a single politician scores a favorable ...

‘Report It’ Solicits Notification App to Mountainside Council

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ –The Borough Council heard a proposal for an app that could ease residents’ involvement in reporting problems at its Tuesday, April 2 working session. ‘Report it’ Co-Founder Raymond Sobieski and Sales Director Andrew Fydryszewski gave a presentation on the app.

The ‘report it’ app allows residents to anonymously report a problem, such as a ...

Settlement Looms in 2016 Disability Discrimination Suit Against Union County PD

April 13, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County officials this week addressed two lawsuits involving the county or its departments. One lawsuit involves a former Union County police officer and the other concerns a retiree’s benefit claims.

The freeholders moved into closed session Thursday night to discuss a potential settlement in the 2016 case in which the Union County Police Department is accused ...

Union County Freeholders Mull Funds Requests for Job Programs, Criminal Database

$1.5 million in state grants for road redos coming to Union County municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ – An average of 13,312 people received benefits every month in 2018 from Work First New Jersey, the state’s welfare reform program. This program is New Jersey’s version of the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

TANF and similar programs, like the ...

United For A Cause 5K in Scotch Plains-Fanwood on May 14 Benefits LIVESTRONG

April 19, 2019

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council have teamed up to host the United For a Cause 5K and Family 1-Mile Walk/Run on Tuesday, May 14. The 1-Miler begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA 1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains), with the 5K at 7:00 p.m.

The YMCA and PTA Council are united to provide opportunities for health and wellness within the ...

Tap Water Smell Like Chlorine? Why, When it Will End

April 19, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — If you noticed your tap water smelled a bit like a trip to the town pool for the past two months, you weren’t imagining it.

New Jersey American Water, which supplies water to customers in the town, this week announced it had changed its treatment process to one using “free chlorine residual” so it could perform annual maintenance.

“Some ...

Mountainside Restoration Committee Estate Sale Fund Raiser Slated for April 26 & 27

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Mountainside Restoration Committee’s MRC Estate Sales division will be conducting an Estate Sale to raise funds for the maintenance and restoration of the historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House and Levi Cory House.  The estate sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27 from 10am – 3pm at 363 Cherry Hill Road in Mountainside (numbers ...

Recycle Used Motor Oil at 16 Free Locations in Union County

Do-it-yourselfers can recycle used motor free of charge at 16 locations in Union County, through Union County’s Bureau of Recycling.

“We offer free motor oil recycling as a convenience to the many Union County residents who work on their own cars, lawn mowers and other motorized equipment,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “It is one of many free Union ...

Firefighters Respond to Report of Smoke at Linde Facility on Ryder Way

April 20, 2019

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Firefighters from four towns responded to a report of a structure fire at Linde, at 100 Ryder Way, according to New Providence Fire Chief Mike Piana.

 

He said the fire department was dispatched at 11:36 a.m., today, April 20. When firefighters entered the  building, they found smoke coming from one of the rooms in the ...

Seton Hall Professor Not With University After Attempted Arson At St. Patrick's Cathedral

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The adjunct professor at Seton Hall University who was arrested earlier this week for trying to bring cans of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral is no longer working at the university, according to a university spokesperson.

Marc Lamparello, 37, of Hasbrouck Heights, was arrested on Wednesday night for trying to carry cans of gasoline, ...

Construction Worker Killed in Costco Parking Lot Crash, Union Police Say

UNION, NJ – Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian-involved crash that occurred just after 10 a.m. Friday in the Costco parking lot.

Repair work was being conducted on the curb line in Costco’s parking lot and while one of the workers was maneuvering a 2007 GMC pickup, he inadvertently reversed the vehicle, striking a coworker, police said. The driver lost ...

Long Beach Island's New Landmarks: The LBI Hotel and the Arlington Beach Club Nearing Completion

April 16, 2019

SHIP BOTTOM - If you have traveled to Long Beach Island recently you have seen the two new large structures at the entrance to Ship Bottom. LBI is changing and changing rapidly with these two properties. 

Hotel LBI is close to completion.  It is a project by the Mercer Management Group which also owns the Mallard Island Yacht Club, The Mainland at the Holiday Inn and the Bonnet ...

Baseball: Compton's 3 Run Walk-Off Home Run Beats Elizabeth 7-6, Dramatic Win Lifts Team After Painful Loss to Cranford 

April 19, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After suffering their first loss of the season to Cranford on Tuesday, Gov. Livingston (8-1) was in danger of losing their second consecutive UCC- Watchung division game as they trailed Elizabeth 6-4 with one out in the bottom of the 9th inning. With a pair of base runners on, Elizabeth Coach Mat Belford had a difficult decision to make as the Highlanders most ...

Tack and Field: Gov. Livingston Performs Well at Dodgertown Relays with New School Record and Numerous Personal Bests

MADISON, NJ - On April 13th, the Highlander boys and girls track and field teams attended the Dodgertown Relays at Madison High School.  The meet was comprised of two- and four-person relay events.  The top six finishers were awarded medals. The athletes' hard work at practice materialized with a school record, numerous personal bests, and a collection of ...

Girls Lacrosse: Senior Night Victory Sparks Win Streak for Gov. Livingston

Editor's Note: Click here for gallery of Senior Night Photos by John Haddad

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – The Gov. Livingston girls’ lacrosse team demonstrated last season that it could score plenty of goals with regularity. So, coach Chloe Griffin wanted to take care of the other end of the field this spring.

“We wanted to stress that defensive aspect of our game this ...

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How to Make Perfectly Cooked Hard-Boiled Eggs

April 19, 2019

When it comes to the simple hard-boiled egg, it seems nothing is simple. Some people will swear by steaming them in an egg cooker or Instant Pot. Others have taken to using a sous vide. And those things are great — if you have them. But all you really need to make a great egg is a pot and some water.

This method is great for making anything from one large egg to a couple dozen at ...

Holy Thursday's Watch Offers an Opportunity for Reflection and Prayer

Connectivity – a doublespeak word if there ever was one.

It is, in fact, dis-connectivity. Life through devices makes us not present in our immediate world and takes us outside of ourselves and into the world of entertainment, sports, social media, etc.

My favorite is the commercial for some streaming service where the guy says “Now you watch movies on your phone,” as if ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert, Spring Edition

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

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Settlement Looms in 2016 Disability Discrimination Suit Against Union County PD

April 13, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County officials this week addressed two lawsuits involving the county or its departments. One lawsuit involves a former Union County police officer and the other concerns a retiree’s benefit claims.

The freeholders moved into closed session Thursday night to discuss a potential settlement in the 2016 case in which the Union County Police Department is accused ...

Baseball’s High Tech Future is Now at TD Bank Ballpark

April 19, 2019

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – What looks like a square satellite dish the size of a car door has been bolted to the roof of TD Bank Ballpark between Luxury Suites 301 and 302 facing towards the pitcher’s mound and home plate.

Fans of the Somerset Patriots will have a front row seat during the 2019 season experiencing the future of baseball.

Meet Trackman, part camera, part ...

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, Receives $2100 Grant from the Junior League of Summit

April 20, 2019

Imagine, A Center for coping with Loss, a grief support center for children and families, has received a $2,100 grant from the Junior League of Summit (JLS). The grant will help further Imagine’s mission of providing education and free peer grief support to children (aged 3-18) and their families coping with loss due to the death or life-altering illness of a parent or sibling by helping to ...

Teacher Salary Guides : What you might not know

April 16, 2019

The ongoing dispute between the Board of Education and the Berkeley Heights Education Association is solely due to the distribution of the total salary increase that both parties have agreed to last October. The community needs to understand that the dispute is not about supporting or not supporting the teachers and other employees. Rather it is a question of how broadly to support the teachers.