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Buried Vehicle Found on Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex Site

September 22, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A construction crew from EUC Corporation made quite an unexpected discovery when they found a vehicle buried in the ground at the new Municipal Complex site in Berkeley Heights.

EUC was preparing the site for paving when their heavy equipment went over an area that felt uneven. They dug to make sure there wasn't anything problematic and found the ...

Union County Announces COVID-19 Emergency Drive-Up Food Distribution, September 26

UNION, NJ - An emergency drive-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be held on Saturday, September 26, beginning at 9 a.m. at Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue. The distribution will take place in the parking lot located at the intersection of North Ave. and Morris Ave.  The food distribution will be first-come, ...

Gov. Livingston H.S. On Target to Launch Belated Fall Sports Season Next Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — For Gov. Livingston High School athletic director Ann Clifton, all the preparations and digestion of special guidelines has made getting ready for the revamped 2020 scholastic fall sports season "like five years condensed into two months. We are in completely uncharted territory. You are given the framework and you have to color in the lines."

Normally, ...

‘Splendor in September’ Tours at Tyvan Hill Mansion Continue Through October 4: Money Raised Benefits Morristown Medical Center

NEW VERNON, NJ - Aside from music concerts and your favorite restaurants, there are other reasons to escape the confines of your home during a pandemic, while still respecting social distancing standards. Community members are invited to attend the house tour of Tyvan Hill Mansion, located at 579 Ban Beuren Road. 

Splendor in September, which was renamed from Mansion in May due ...

Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band Plays Drive-In Concert at Union County VoTech in Scotch Plains

September 21, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ —B Street Band, the ever popular Bruce Springsteen tribute band, played a free “drive-in concert” at the Union County VoTech campus on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains on Sunday, evening that had attendees honking in the dark.

Emcee Brian Remo encouraged the audience to honk their horns and flash their lights in appreciation of the performance since the ...

Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee Golf Outing

UNION, NJ - The 2020 Molly Maguire's golf outing, benefiting the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, will be held Thursday, Oct. 8.

The outing will be held at Galloping Hill Golf Course, beginning with lunch at 10:30 a.m.  A shotgun start begins at noon.  The event includes golf giveaways and prizes.  A cocktail hour will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 ...

YK Salon Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting; Festivities Continue Saturday, Sept. 12

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - YK Salon in New Providence celebrated their Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting on Thursday.  Mayor Al Morgan was on hand to welcome Yoni Kreger and his team to their new storefront at 1274 Springfield Avenue. 

The Grand Opening festivities continue on Saturday, September 12 from 12 to 4 p.m. The community is invited to stop by for complimentary ...

YK Salon Greets Community with Grand Opening Celebration

September 15, 2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Village Shopping Center was abuzz with excitement as the red carpet was rolled out for guests attending the YK Salon Grand Opening festivities at 1274 Springfield Avenue on Saturday.

With the sound of live music, balloon towers and canopies -- shoppers were drawn to the celebration.  Under the canopies were glam stations where tweens, ...

YK Salon Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting; Festivities Continue Saturday, Sept. 12

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - YK Salon in New Providence celebrated their Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting on Thursday.  Mayor Al Morgan was on hand to welcome Yoni Kreger and his team to their new storefront at 1274 Springfield Avenue. 

The Grand Opening festivities continue on Saturday, September 12 from 12 to 4 p.m. The community is invited to stop by for complimentary ...

Second Summit Middle School Student COVID-19 Case Confirmed

September 14, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough and Principal Donna Gallo have announced that a second Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School student has tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement, in the form of a letter from Hough and Gallo to the "Summit Public Schools Community," comes just four days after the confirmation of the first case.

The ...

Summit Middle School Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

SUMMIT, NJ - In an emailed communication addressed to the "Summit Community," Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough has announced that a Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School student has tested positive for COVID-19. According to Hough, the student is "currently self-isolating" and the District is "working closely with public health officials, who are ...

Berkeley Heights Board of Education Meeting Notice: Thursday, September 10

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Board of Education has announced that the location and schedule for the Combined Conference and Regular Meeting to be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 has changed. Board of Education members will be meeting at Governor Livingston High School, 175 Watchung Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ. Executive Session will begin at 5:30 pm, and the Public session will begin at 7:30 ...

NJ Election 2020: Register to Vote, Track Mail-In Ballots With New Online Portal

September 9, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Less than two months from Election Day, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday said a new website will allow New Jersey residents to register to vote and track their mail-in ballot all while on the go or from the comfort of their home.

“This online form is safe and secure, and can be accessed anywhere – whether from a library computer or your smartphone,” Gov. Phil ...

Reserve Now for Dinner and a Show at Marcellos Italian Ristorante

September 8, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- For those who are looking for some live entertainment nearby, make a reservation now for Sunday Sept. 13, for dinner and a comedy show at Marcellos Italian Ristorante.

On the bill that night will be singer Joe De Gennaro, host of the TV show ‘Bringing Italy to You,’ and comedian and TV show personality Uncle Floyd. Dinner, which will be served al fresco ...

NJ Sharing Network Celebrates 10th Anniversary of the 5K Celebration of Life with a Live Online Program on Sunday, Sept. 13

September 12, 2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents awaiting life-saving transplants, celebrates the 10th anniversary of its 5K Celebration of Life that has been held in multiple locations throughout New Jersey each year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Providence 5K ...

Nicholas Vicidomini Made Honorary Hillside Fireman

HILLSIDE, NJ - Nicholas Vicidomini, a young boy with autism, has been named an honorary fireman with the Hillside Fire Department.  Vicidomini was recently asked to leave Christ the King Church in Hillside because he was playing and making noise.

Upon hearing the story, Hillside Councilman George Cook said he felt bad for the family and soon realized he worked with someone ...

Union County Announces COVID-19 Emergency Drive-Up Food Distribution, September 26

September 22, 2020

UNION, NJ - An emergency drive-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be held on Saturday, September 26, beginning at 9 a.m. at Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue. The distribution will take place in the parking lot located at the intersection of North Ave. and Morris Ave.  The food distribution will be first-come, ...

Women Leaders Mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, A Former Rutgers Law Professor

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Female leaders from across the country, the state, and the local community are mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, Sept. 18. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years.

"The ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

Four Centuries in a Weekend Event Canceled

September 11, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — COVID-19 has shut down another event. The annual Four Centuries in a Weekend celebration in October, has been canceled, the County of Union announced Wednesday.

“The safety of staff, volunteers, and our residents is of the utmost importance and our highest priority,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “The Freeholder Board and the ...

COVID-19: Westfield Health Officials Preparing for Mass Vaccination Clinics

September 15, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — Officials are in the early stages of planning mass vaccination clinics for COVID-19, the director of the Westfield Regional Health Department said Monday.

Director Megan Avallone, who serves as local health departments’ lead to the state Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccination task force, told the Westfield Board of Health the vaccines could be available for ...

COVID Connections: Tips for Keeping Seniors From Feeling Isolated

My sister-in-law visited her 95-year-old mom in an assisted living every single day over the past two years. These visits were not an expression of guilt, obligation, or lack of trust in the care of the facility. Rather, they were a tangible reflection of the deep love, respect, and friendship this pair shared for as long as I can remember. Maxine has not been able to see Mom since March 8, ...

‘Splendor in September’ Tours at Tyvan Hill Mansion Continue Through October 4: Money Raised Benefits Morristown Medical Center

September 21, 2020

NEW VERNON, NJ - Aside from music concerts and your favorite restaurants, there are other reasons to escape the confines of your home during a pandemic, while still respecting social distancing standards. Community members are invited to attend the house tour of Tyvan Hill Mansion, located at 579 Ban Beuren Road. 

Splendor in September, which was renamed from Mansion in May due ...

Mountainside Restoration Committee Estate Sale Fundraiser Slated for September 11-12

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Mountainside Restoration Committee’s MRC Estate Sales division will be conducting an outstanding Estate Sale, in the Elmora section of Elizabeth, NJ, to raise funds for the maintenance and restoration of the historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House (circa 1760) and The Levi Cory House (circa 1818). The estate sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 11 ...

Chilling Video Shows Four Gunmen Unleashing Hail of Bullets in New Brunswick

September 13, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A chilling video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning.

In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods pulled down in front of their faces. They open fire in the direction of 32 Delafield Street, ...

Nicholas Vicidomini Made Honorary Hillside Fireman

HILLSIDE, NJ - Nicholas Vicidomini, a young boy with autism, has been named an honorary fireman with the Hillside Fire Department.  Vicidomini was recently asked to leave Christ the King Church in Hillside because he was playing and making noise.

Upon hearing the story, Hillside Councilman George Cook said he felt bad for the family and soon realized he worked with someone ...

Candlelight Vigil and Call to Action to Honor the Memory and Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Be Held on Summit Village Green

September 20, 2020

SUMMIT, NEW JERSEY — Summit Marches On is hosting a candlelight vigil and call to action to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday, September 21st at 6:30 pm in Summit. The vigil is one of hundreds happening all over the country in response to the death of the Supreme Court Justice on Friday.   

The vigil will include the Mourner’s Kaddish ...

Gov. Livingston H.S. On Target to Launch Belated Fall Sports Season Next Week

September 21, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — For Gov. Livingston High School athletic director Ann Clifton, all the preparations and digestion of special guidelines has made getting ready for the revamped 2020 scholastic fall sports season "like five years condensed into two months. We are in completely uncharted territory. You are given the framework and you have to color in the lines."

Normally, ...

Pak Plays On! Scotch Plains Native Makes The Cut at the U.S. Open (VIDEO)

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains native John Pak finished Round 2 tied for 33rd place and was the only amateur and the only player from the New York metropolitan area today to advance.

Patrick Reed finished at the top spot with -4, followed by Bryson DeChambeau at -3. Harris English, Justin Thomas, and Rafa Cabrera-Bello finished in a three-way tie for third at -2.

The ...

John Pak Tied for 14th After Round 1 of U.S. Open, Scotch Plains Native Ends First Day Ahead of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Johnny Pak more than held his own in his U.S. Open Golf Championship debut on Thursday at Winged Foot, one of the world's most challenging courses. The Scotch Plains native tied for 14th at -1 and is tied for the lead among amateurs through Round 1.

How well did he do? At one under par, Pak is tied with seven other golfers, including two of the ...

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Union County Launches Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program is returning next Wednesday, September 23 with “NJ Natives” a program focusing on wildlife original to the garden state, such as the spotted turtle and garter snake.  New programs will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time ...

Union County: Helping You Recycle Right

Recycling has been mandatory in New Jersey since 1987 but questions continually arise about recycling.  The Union County Bureau of Recycling wants residents to Recycle Right so here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Q:  What is ACCEPTABLE in my curbside bin?

A: Recycle all empty plastic bottles coded #1 & # 2, aluminum & steel (tin) cans, glass ...

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

September 17, 2020

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

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Thu, September 24, 7:30 PM

Renaissance Church, Springfield

Rays of Hope Support Group

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Sat, September 26, 9:00 AM

New Providence Presbyterian Church, New Providence

Drive Thru Diaper Donation Collection Event

Giving Back

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Sun, September 27, 9:00 AM

Renaissance Church, Springfield

Single & Parenting Support Group

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Sun, September 27, 11:00 AM

Renaissance Church, Springfield

Renaissance Church Online Service

Religions And Spirituality

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Sun, September 27, 1:30 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

An Afternoon of Colonial Handicrafts

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Mon, September 28, 10:00 AM

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Virtual Kids' Fall Day Camps

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Four Centuries in a Weekend Event Canceled

September 11, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — COVID-19 has shut down another event. The annual Four Centuries in a Weekend celebration in October, has been canceled, the County of Union announced Wednesday.

“The safety of staff, volunteers, and our residents is of the utmost importance and our highest priority,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “The Freeholder Board and the ...

Buried Vehicle Found on Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex Site

September 22, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A construction crew from EUC Corporation made quite an unexpected discovery when they found a vehicle buried in the ground at the new Municipal Complex site in Berkeley Heights.

EUC was preparing the site for paving when their heavy equipment went over an area that felt uneven. They dug to make sure there wasn't anything problematic and found the ...

Second Steeple Concert Series is starting at St. Paul’s, Westfield, September 27. Come One, Come All!

September 21, 2020

ATTENTION ALL who are concert-starved and Corona-confined during the long pandemic:  STEEPLE CONCERTS AT ST. PAUL’S, WESTFIELD, is excited to announce the first concert of its 2020-21 “Season of Soloists.”  On Sunday, September 27, acclaimed organist Joshua Stafford will perform on the church’s magnificent 2004 Cornel Zimmer organ.  The general ...

Forced Annual Flu Shots for Students?

September 11, 2020

Some New Jersey legislators want to mandate a pharmaceutical product with a poor efficacy rate for all NJ students.  This mandate will require all students from preschool through graduate school, whether in person or remote, to receive an annual flu shot. (A4576*was introduced to the Assembly on August 25th.) This is an illogical and unreasonable proposal.  The flu shot is ...