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A Guide To Second-Hand Shopping Online

February 25, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Are you interested in learning more about shopping secondhand on sites such as eBay, Poshmark, and Depop? Check out the following tips to make your shopping much easier.

On second hand sites that sell anything you can imagine, it is often overwhelming to know where to start. 

If you are looking for collectors items and accessories, eBay has the greatest ...

Who's on the Hill: Olga Brahznikova

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Freshman Olga Brahznikova is a member of the Highlander Marching Band, as well as other academic clubs such as SAGA, Model UN, and Art Club. She enjoys making all kinds of art, and playing the flute. She strives to do her best in everything she tries, and she loves hanging out with her friends in her free time. She always tries to add humor to every situation. 

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History Made for Springfield Fire Department, as First Female Firefighter Sworn In

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a swearing-in ceremony held at town hall on Wednesday morning, Stephanie Bagniewski made history, becoming the first female firefighter that the Springfield Fire Department has ever had.

Bagniewski was appointed as a probationary firefighter by resolution 2021-70 at the Springfield Township Committee meeting on Tuesday. With her history-making ...

Murphy Unveils $44.8 Billion Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient.

The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, which makes a full pension payment for the first time in more than a quarter of a ...

A Guide To Second-Hand Shopping Online

February 25, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Are you interested in learning more about shopping secondhand on sites such as eBay, Poshmark, and Depop? Check out the following tips to make your shopping much easier.

On second hand sites that sell anything you can imagine, it is often overwhelming to know where to start. 

If you are looking for collectors items and accessories, eBay has the greatest ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day - VIDEO

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

Mind the Gap: Pay Equity Status Topic of Virtual Panel Discussion Mar. 2

February 22, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - A panel discussion, entitled 'Negotiating in the Gap', will be hosted by AAUW Madison and the Summit College Club on March 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The panel will explore the status of pay equity between women and men, and how women can succeed in the current environment using negotiation as a tool.

To receive the link for the virtual, one-hour ...

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 ...

Raritan Valley Raritan Valley Line Mayors’ Alliance Applauds Changes for Gateway Hudson River Tunnel Project Funding

RARITAN VALLEY, NJ -- The Raritan Valley Line Mayors’ Alliance is cheering the news from Washington about the long-delayed Gateway Hudson River tunnel project. The Biden Administration has reversed a policy by former President Trump that did not allow either New York or New Jersey to use loans borrowed from the federal government as part of each state’s funding commitment to the ...

Murphy Announces $29.5 Million to Support College and University Students Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

February 24, 2021

Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million)

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New Jersey’s institutions of higher education amid the ongoing COVID-19 ...

NJ Students Resilient in Pandemic, But Some Show Signs of Mental Health Stress

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

It’s the latest survey of school board members, administrators and educators on pandemic’s effects

 

Much has been said about a ...

Parent Wellness: 'Nurturing Resiliency, Courage, & Independence in an Age of Adolescent Anxiety: A Roadmap for Parents'

The School District of the Chathams has scheduled a Parent Wellness Series presentation: Nurturing Resiliency, Courage, & Independence in an Age of Adolescent Anxiety: A Roadmap for Parents - via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Dr. Daniel Villars, Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading anxiety interventionists, will be making the presentation.

Parent Wellness Series: ...

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

February 18, 2021

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 ...

Over $130M Dedicated to Clean Transportation in NJ's Fight Against Climate Change

February 16, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Months after signing expansive environmental justice legislative, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday vowed New Jersey would put its money where its mouth is - investing over $130 million in clean transportation projects.

Murphy, who spoke about more green initiatives during a press conference this morning, also signed an executive order creating a climate action office and the New ...

Westfield Student Volunteers Assisting Seniors with COVID Vaccine Appointments

February 18, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — Taylor Addis, a junior at Westfield High School, has found a way to leverage her generation’s ease with technology to help get senior citizens vaccinated.

Working with her aunt, Michelle Cisneros of Mountainside, Addis has created Gen2Gen Helpers, a group of volunteers that secures online COVID-19 vaccine appointments for senior citizens who may not be as ...

Murphy Unveils $44.8 Billion Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

February 24, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient.

The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, which makes a full pension payment for the first time in more than a quarter of a ...

Murphy Announces $29.5 Million to Support College and University Students Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million)

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New Jersey’s institutions of higher education amid the ongoing COVID-19 ...

'Slowly But Surely, The Needle Is Moving in The Right Direction': Gov. Murphy Gives Latest NJ Update

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud that New Jersey has been able to distribute vaccine more equitably than other ...

Parent Wellness: 'Nurturing Resiliency, Courage, & Independence in an Age of Adolescent Anxiety: A Roadmap for Parents'

February 23, 2021

The School District of the Chathams has scheduled a Parent Wellness Series presentation: Nurturing Resiliency, Courage, & Independence in an Age of Adolescent Anxiety: A Roadmap for Parents - via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Dr. Daniel Villars, Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading anxiety interventionists, will be making the presentation.

Parent Wellness Series: ...

Grace Eline, Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivor, Hosts Virtual Advocacy Hour With American Childhood Cancer Organization In Honor of International Childhood Cancer Day

GILLETTE, NJ - WITH Grace Initiative and The American Childhood Cancer Organization hosted a Childhood Cancer Virtual Advocacy Hour in honor of International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) on February 15th. Attendees from across the state included legislators, medical professionals, pediatric cancer warriors, their families and fellow New Jerseyans.

The goal of this virtual event was to support ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Guide: What Union County Residents Need to Know

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Sunday, 1.34 million COVID-19 vaccine shots had been administered in New Jersey through hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, government-run clinics and state run “mega-sites,” New Jersey's COVID-19 dashboard shows.

Those shots included 984,737 first doses and 355,862 second doses, according to the state data, which shows that in ...

Logan Kelley, Gov. Livingston Alum and Basketball All-Star, Charged with Murder in Mexico

February 12, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Video has surfaced on the internet Friday morning of Logan Kelley, 26, a 2012 Gov. Livingston High School alumni from Mountainside and basketball all-star, allegedly murdering a female in Tijuana, Mexico.

Kelley was arrested in Tijuana, Mexico on Wednesday night for allegedly killing a 19-year-old nightclub worker, Isis Montoya, according to ...

History Made for Springfield Fire Department, as First Female Firefighter Sworn In

February 24, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a swearing-in ceremony held at town hall on Wednesday morning, Stephanie Bagniewski made history, becoming the first female firefighter that the Springfield Fire Department has ever had.

Bagniewski was appointed as a probationary firefighter by resolution 2021-70 at the Springfield Township Committee meeting on Tuesday. With her history-making ...

Mother Nature's Last Winter Punch?

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New Jersey, starting from 4am on Thursday morning until 10am on Friday.  The anticipated coastal low is in the process of forming and will likely position itself slightly farther out to sea than models indicated yesterday.  This will likely allow a slightly larger area to see a changeover to ...

A Reminder That Winter Is Not Done Yet

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – What a difference a day makes. Or two.  After the mix of sleet, ice, and a lot of rain from the Monday night storm, we got to enjoy a beautiful day on Tuesday to allow a lot of the existing snow to melt away.  This was a wonderful hint of warmer early spring days ahead.  Not so fast!

As noted in Monday’s weather update, another coastal storm is ...

Ice Hockey: Gov. Livingston Finishes Season No. 1 in Kelly Division

February 23, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ — The stage was set for the most crucial game of the season on Monday night, and the Gov. Livingston/New Providence hockey team gave a commanding performance on the ice.

Freshman forward Brady Silverman continued his scoring exploits by registering a natural hat trick and junior Shane Cook halted all 17 shots he faced to send the Highlanders to a convincing 6-0 victory over ...

Lamanna, Kinum, Kelly Steer New Providence Past Gov. Livingston;  Freer Leads Lady Highlanders

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Led by three scorers in double figures, the New Providence High girls basketball team started slow but pulled away in the second quarter to earn a 56-28 victory over Gov. Livingston in a battle between the neighboring schools on Monday evening in New Providence.

The Lady Pioneers remained perfect on the season in improving to 10-0. The loss was just the second of the ...

Boys Basketball: Strong 'D', Hot Shooting Sends New Providence Past Gov. Livingston, 61-42

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The New Providence boys basketball team sank 12 3-pointers, exhibited balanced scoring and hounded Gov. Livingston with a trapping halfcourt defense to record a 61-42 victory Monday afternoon.

Senior guard James Reilly scored a career-high 18 points, passed for three assists, and buried five 3-pointers to pace the torrid outside shooting the Pioneers displayed ...

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Put “Choose to Reuse” on your 2021 To-Do List

Union County residents who are seeking ways to help the environment this year can start by bringing reusable grocery bags to the supermarket, and skipping single-use bags.

“Switching to reusable grocery bags is a simple but effective way for everyone to help cut down on waste and litter pollution, and start getting into the ‘Choose to Reuse’ habit,” said Union County ...

NJ Cookbook Author Shares Her Favorite Hamantaschen Cookie Recipe for Purim

February 21, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish festival of Purim is almost here, which means it’s time for hamantaschen! 

The traditional triangle-shaped cookies have a reputation of being a little dry, but Shannon Sarna, cookbook author and editor of The Nosher, swears by the recipe below.

The South Orange mom of three said her children love getting creative while helping ...

Skills That Make a Good Listener

Being a good listener — for example, as a family caregiver for aging parents — is one of the most critical, useful, yet difficult skills to master. When approached unconsciously, listening may look more like waiting for your turn to talk, or communications may fall into old patterns that don’t serve you. But when done with skill, practice, and intention, being a good listener is ...

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‘I Never Knew This Was Possible’ Says Clark Native Joe DiMeo of Face and Hand Transplant

February 18, 2021

CLARK, NJ - In his free time, 22-year-old Clark native Joe DiMeo likes to work out, play with his dog, hang with some of his lifelong friends from town and play pool.  All of these things might seem pretty average for a man of his age, but DiMeo can be described as anything but ordinary these days.  

Lately DiMeo has been described more like a miracle of science after a ...

Local Chorus Announces $1,000 Scholarship

February 24, 2021

Hickory Tree Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is pleased to offer the $1,000.00 Diane Cecala Memorial Scholarship to a musically talented high school senior woman interested in pursuing a career in vocal music.

Rehearsing in Stirling, New Jersey, we are dedicated to teaching, singing, and performing four-part, acappella harmony. Hickory Tree Chorus has awarded an annual ...

TAPinto Tips: What is Content Marketing, and How Can it Benefit Your Business?

February 21, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Having an online presence is a crucial aspect of boosting your business, but a website alone is often not enough to drive engagement and convert leads to customers. In order to effectively market your business, a business needs to invest in content marketing. 

Content marketing is creating and distributing meaningful content, including text, photos and video, that ...