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Mountainside Council Honors GL Highlander Marching Band

January 23, 2019

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Borough Council paid a tribute to the Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band for its successful season at its Tuesday, Jan. 22 meeting. Mayor Paul Mirabelli read a proclamation commending the band which is led by Nicholas O’Sullivan.

“The Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band provides young men and women with the opportunity to improve ...

Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights Offers Complimentary Breakfast to Federal Employees During Shutdown

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As the federal government shutdown drags on, Embassy Suites By Hilton Berkeley Heights would like to extend complimentary breakfast to Federal workers who are furloughed due to the shutdown beginning immediately. 

Workers are to show valid ID at the front desk to get a breakfast voucher.

Hours for breakfast are M-F 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., Sat-Sun 7 to 10:30 ...

Reboots: Hit or Miss?

After finishing the final episode of a TV series, it can be hard to find something to look forward to. Especially in this binge-watching era, when you can watch an entire series in a day. This condition has been dubbed Post-Series Depression. The cure, according to many production companies, reboots. After a series has ended, it is often added to Hulu, Netflix or Amazon, where it gains further ...

GL Girls Fencing Trounces MKA, 22-5

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Governor Livingston Girls Fencing team defeated Montclair Kimberley Academy on January 17 by a score of 22-5 at the Lilov Fencing Academy in Cedar Grove. GL’s success was made possible through the combined efforts of veteran fencers and underclassmen.

The meet started off strong with the first round of sabre bouts, in which Heather Januzzi, Sarah Comerford, and ...

Hetfield House to Host Downton Abbey Style Cocktail Party

January 23, 2019

 

 

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ –  Building on the successes of their previous years’ well-received themed events, volunteers at Mountainside’s historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House plan a Downton Abbey Cocktail Party. Scheduled for 7:00-9:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, (snow date 2/23), at Mountainside’s historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House, this enjoyable event ...

Rutgers Student Turns Microorganisms Into Works of Art

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and a half, thanks to her breathtakingly detailed videos and photos of diatoms, algae, ...

“Art from the HEART” Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artwork from the Art from the HEART fine arts program on display at the Freeholders Gallery now until February 14. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, located ...

Meet the Master Brewer of Untied Brewing Company, Opening in New Providence

January 15, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Untied Brewing Company is gearing up for the opening of their brewery and tasting room to the public very soon. Through meticulous planning with world and national award-winning Head Brewer, Tim Stumpf, Untied has spared no expense in making their brewery the best it can be from the very start.  

Tim Stumpf is a beer, sports and nature lover from Newark, DE with a ...

Spotlight on Business Features My Little Party Place: Celebrating 1st Anniversary with Pizza Party

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - TAPinto Spotlight on Business features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories.

This edition features My Little Party Place celebrating their 1st anniversary in their Berkeley Heights party ...

GWACC Kicks Off 2019 with Networking in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Tepp Accounting Services/Tepp Financial Planning in Downtown Westfield hosted about 40 local business people Wednesday morning at the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s first open networking breakfast of 2019.

“We’re very grateful we had such a wonderful turnout. I want to give a big thank-you to the chamber,” said owner David Tepp, ...

Mountainside Council Honors GL Highlander Marching Band

January 23, 2019

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Borough Council paid a tribute to the Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band for its successful season at its Tuesday, Jan. 22 meeting. Mayor Paul Mirabelli read a proclamation commending the band which is led by Nicholas O’Sullivan.

“The Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band provides young men and women with the opportunity to improve ...

Rutgers Postpones Tuition Payments for Families of Furloughed Workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents.

“This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while the federal shutdown continues,” Rutgers University President Robert Barchi said in ...

Gov. Livingston Senior Yuki Schwab Plays Carnegie Hall

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Many Gov. Livingston students have hidden talents, whether in music, visual arts, sports, or other areas. Among these talented teenagers is Yuki Schwab, a senior at Governor Livingston, whose piano ability has taken her as far as Carnegie Hall.

As Grand Prix winner of the 15th Annual Russian Music Competition 2018, Schwab performed at Weill Recital Hall of ...

Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights Offers Complimentary Breakfast to Federal Employees During Shutdown

January 23, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As the federal government shutdown drags on, Embassy Suites By Hilton Berkeley Heights would like to extend complimentary breakfast to Federal workers who are furloughed due to the shutdown beginning immediately. 

Workers are to show valid ID at the front desk to get a breakfast voucher.

Hours for breakfast are M-F 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., Sat-Sun 7 to 10:30 ...

Hetfield House to Host Downton Abbey Style Cocktail Party

 

 

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ –  Building on the successes of their previous years’ well-received themed events, volunteers at Mountainside’s historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House plan a Downton Abbey Cocktail Party. Scheduled for 7:00-9:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, (snow date 2/23), at Mountainside’s historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House, this enjoyable event ...

Trader Joe’s Releases 10th Annual Customer Choice Awards

WESTFIELD and NATIONAL -- Trader Joe’s, the popular supermarket featuring organic, vegan and everyday items -- and "Two-Buck Chuck" wines -- has released its 10th annual Customer Choice Awards, a list of favorite products by category. 

Overall, the top entree was Mandarin Orange Chicken, followed by Cauliflower Gnocchi and Chicken Tikka ...

Mayor Mirabelli Donates Vehicle to Help Save Mountainside History

January 23, 2019

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ  –  The Mountainside Restoration Committee, Inc. partners with CARS, Inc. to fund raise by collecting donations of unwanted vehicles. Mountainside Mayor, Paul Mirabelli, recently donated his car to the program. He stated that the “process was effortless and saved him a bunch in not having to pay the insurance any longer.”  Anyone with unwanted ...

Westfield 5K to Honor 19-year-old Who Died in 2017 House Fire

WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire.

Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home.

Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit founded in his brother’s honor. The ...

Mountainside Council Honors GL Highlander Marching Band

January 23, 2019

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Borough Council paid a tribute to the Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band for its successful season at its Tuesday, Jan. 22 meeting. Mayor Paul Mirabelli read a proclamation commending the band which is led by Nicholas O’Sullivan.

“The Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band provides young men and women with the opportunity to improve ...

“Art from the HEART” Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artwork from the Art from the HEART fine arts program on display at the Freeholders Gallery now until February 14. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, located ...

Code Blue in Effect, Union County Looks to Add Shelter in Elizabeth

In Union County, the 2018 Point-in-Time Count Found 459 Homeless Persons

ELIZABETH, NJ – With the proposed addition of a shelter to the roster of places the homeless can go during freezing temperatures, Union County government is looking out for its homeless population.

The “Code Blue Emergency Shelter Initiative” is designed to “prevent death and injury among ...

What's Too Much? Westfield Talk to Tackle Overuse of Cell Phones

January 9, 2019

Updated: 11:52 a.m. Jan. 7

The forum is called “This is Your Brain on Phones: Smartphone Overuse.”

WESTFIELD, NJ – Cell phones have become increasingly more powerful devices, with more features than some brains can handle.

This is among the topics set for discussion at an upcoming talk at the Westfield Public Library. The forum, organized by the ...

Weather Alert: Temperatures Plummet Causing Slippery Conditions

January 20, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ -  According to the Union County weather alert issued Sunday evening, temperatures will plummet through tonight well below freezing creating slippery conditions. As these temperatures fall, plenty of residual moisture and leftover standing water on area roads will freeze, or remain frozen. This will lead to areas of black ice. Anyone out driving or walking should be prepared ...

Tips for Driving in Mountainside in Snow and Ice

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

This weekend's forecast, which has precipitated New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to ...

Mountainside Council Reorganizes; Messler and Pater Sworn-in

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Borough Council held its reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8 featuring the swearing in ceremonies of Councilman Robert Messler and Councilwoman Rachel Pater for their three year terms. Additionally, the council appointed members to various borough committees and organizations. The officers for the Fire Department and the Rescue Squad were also sworn-in, as was ...

GL Girls Fencing Trounces MKA, 22-5

January 23, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Governor Livingston Girls Fencing team defeated Montclair Kimberley Academy on January 17 by a score of 22-5 at the Lilov Fencing Academy in Cedar Grove. GL’s success was made possible through the combined efforts of veteran fencers and underclassmen.

The meet started off strong with the first round of sabre bouts, in which Heather Januzzi, Sarah Comerford, and ...

Gov. Livingston Girl Relayers Are State Champs

TOMS RIVER, NJ - The Gov. Livingston girls sprint medley relay team became NJSIAA Group 2 relay state champions Friday by taking first place at an event in Toms River.

The team, composed of sophomore Caroline Mondelli [ran the 400 leg], junior Alex Cassu and sophomore Samantha Erickson [ran 200 legs] and junior Victoria Vanriele [ran the 800 leg] in a time ...

Heavy Weight Champion Damon Ippolito is Named Valairco Heating & Cooling Highlander Athlete of the Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Gov. Livingston senior wrestler Damon Ippolito, seeded third, pinned top-seeded Griffin Keats of Rahway at 1:57 to take the heavy weight crown at the UCT in Union last Saturday. Additionally, Ippolito was named the Outstanding Wrestler in the upper weights.

For winning the Union County Wrestling Heavy Weight Championship and being named Outstanding ...

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Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

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Wed, January 23, 11:30 AM

Echo lake Country Club, Westfield

GWACC 3rd Annual Legislative Panel

Business & Finance Government

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Try Protein Bites at K Primary Care & Nutrition ...

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Sun, January 27, 1:00 PM

Renaissance Church, Ren Students Space, Summit

GriefShare Support Group

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

Union County: When do I Take out Recycling? There’s an App for Knowing That

January 21, 2019

Recycle Coach App, Homelessness Initiative, Summer Events among Topics Discussed at First Union County Freeholders Meeting of 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – All 21 municipalities in the county have submitted information to a cell phone application that tells homeowners when to take out the recycling, the county’s public works director said.

Roll out of the cell phone application, ...

Imagine Receives Grant from the Schumann Fund of New Jersey

January 23, 2019

Imagine has received a $10,000 grant from the Schumann Fund of New Jersey to support “Imagine Newark,” a new free children’s grief support center opening in the South Ward of Newark in March. 

“We are grateful for the Schumann Fund for New Jersey’s investment in this program, which will help us broaden our services to reach underserved youth,” said Mary ...

Dr. King’s Shabbat Sermon in Springfield

January 20, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – A few days after his 34th birthday, a Baptist minister and the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was invited to deliver the Friday night Shabbat sermon to the Jewish congregation of Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield, New Jersey.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights leader in the 1960’s, was the guest speaker ...

School's Out for Summer

Don’t you wish it was summer?  I love a good snowfall as much as anyone else but all these heavy sweaters and boots are making me wish for flip flops and swimming pools.  Luckily for me I have tons of opportunities to think about summer because (believe it or not) it’s time to plan for internships, jobs, and a whole variety of summer activities.  What’s on the ...

Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 11, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...