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Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Presents CAFÉ Choir Concert in Chatham December 14

December 8, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS— The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) presents a concert featuring the CAFÉ Choir on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Chatham United Methodist Church located at 460 Main Street in Chatham. The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of WIPA faculty members Timothy Maureen Cole and Jamie Baer Peterson and featuring ...

Traditions Delight Mountainside Residents at Christmas Tree Lighting

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Hundreds of children, their parents, grandparents and friends gathered outside of Borough Hall on Saturday in anticipation of the official start of the holiday season at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting.  To pass the time before the big countdown and caroling, members of the Mountainside Restoration Committee sold hot cocoa and cookies — keeping the crowd warm ...

Santa Arrives in Berkeley Heights via a Horse-Drawn Wagon

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Santa and his elves arrived in Berkeley Heights in a wagon drawn by two huge horses on Saturday morning, much to the delight of the children and parents waiting in the parking lot of Town Hall.

Members of a band made up by Governor Livingston High School musicians entertained the crowd before Santa arrived with a medley of Christmas ...

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 ...

Victoria’s Secret Westfield Store to Close by January

The Westfield location is among 20 of the lingerie retailer's stores slated to close nationwide.

WESTFIELD, NJ — The lingerie retailer did not return requests for comment for this story, but it’s no longer a secret: Victoria’s Secret Westfield location is slated close.

The principal of 235 Associates LLC, owner of the building at 233 East Broad St., declined to comment ...

Nokia Bell Labs Evaluating Future of its Murray Hill Campus

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Nokia has hired a consulting group to help evaluate whether Nokia should stay at its current location.

Mayor Robert Woodruff made that information public at the Nov. 20 Township Council meeting. As a prelude to the announcement, he told the council he and Township John Bussiculo have been “paying attention to the Nokia Alcatel property,” in ...

NJ Devils Co-Owner David Blitzer Will Return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School for Hall of Fame Induction

December 8, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame.

A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to study at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he ...

Watch: Berkeley Heights School Board Honors Girls Soccer Team

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – It’s been three weeks since the Governor Livingston Girls Soccer Team won the NJSIAA Group 2 championship, but the awards and accolades keep coming.

On Thursday, Dec. 6, each member of the team received two NJSIAA certificates – one for wining the sectional championships, the second for winning the state group championships. Team members also received a ...

Watch: Berkeley Heights School Board Bids Farewell to Board Member Jeane Parker

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – When Mountainside resident Jeane Parker was asked to represent her town on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education six years ago, she said “I had no idea what I was getting into.” Then she attended her first meeting with the board. She said, “I was so intimidated … I came out of the meeting thinking I would never make it through the next ...

Judge Gives Addams Tavern in Westfield Green Light to Reopen

December 8, 2018

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

N.J. Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink. The ...

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 ...

Judge Gives Addams Tavern in Westfield Green Light to Reopen

December 8, 2018

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 ...

Chatham Borough Council Member Weber Warns of Consequences of Pot Legalization; Council Delays Vote to Oppose, Ban

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Council member Bob Weber made a power-point presentation on the "Consequences of Legalized Marijuana" and urged the council to pass a resolution opposing the state's "fast-track" legalization at Monday night's regular meeting.

The council decided to take a slower approach, with a resolution vote scheduled for its Dec. 10 ...

Support Builds for Westfield Detective’s Widow Fighting Cancer

Westfield to discuss better care for fallen officers’ families during PBA contract negotiations. 

WESTFIELD, NJ — Town officials acknowledged on Tuesday that the death of a police detective before his retirement combined with his wife’s cancer has revealed a healthcare coverage gap in the municipality’s contract with the local PBA.

A 27-year-veteran of the ...

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 ...

More Hate Graffiti Found at a Westfield School, Superintendent Says

WESTFIELD, NJ — Hate graffiti has been found again at a Westfield school, parents learned through an email sent by Superintendent Margaret Dolan Thursday afternoon.

“Today we are saddened and angry that one individual in our community has chosen hate,” Dolan wrote. “That student chose to deface school property and attack various groups of people with graffiti. We ...

Nokia Bell Labs Evaluating Future of its Murray Hill Campus

November 29, 2018

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Nokia has hired a consulting group to help evaluate whether Nokia should stay at its current location.

Mayor Robert Woodruff made that information public at the Nov. 20 Township Council meeting. As a prelude to the announcement, he told the council he and Township John Bussiculo have been “paying attention to the Nokia Alcatel property,” in ...

Congregation Beth Israel To Hold Community Hanukkah Celebration

November 28, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Religious School of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold a community-wide Hanukkah party on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The celebration, which coincides with the seventh night of Hanukkah, is free and open to the public.

The evening will begin with Havdalah, a special ceremony that marks the end of Shabbat, followed by the ...

Gov. Livingston Hockey Ends Three Game Skid With 4-0 Victory

December 10, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Governor Livingston Hockey defeated Watchung Hills on Saturday, December 8, by a score of 4-0. Behind Shane Cook’s first varsity start in net and Zach Miller’s two goals, GL was able to end its three game skid and get back in the win column.

GL started slow but was able to capitalize towards the end of the first period when senior Zach Miller missed a shot but ...

NJ Devils Co-Owner David Blitzer Will Return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School for Hall of Fame Induction

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame.

A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to study at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he ...

Watch: Berkeley Heights School Board Honors Girls Soccer Team

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – It’s been three weeks since the Governor Livingston Girls Soccer Team won the NJSIAA Group 2 championship, but the awards and accolades keep coming.

On Thursday, Dec. 6, each member of the team received two NJSIAA certificates – one for wining the sectional championships, the second for winning the state group championships. Team members also received a ...

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TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Embassy Suites

Celebrate the Holidays at the Embassy Suites Berkeley Heights. Rates starting at $129 per night.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights is an urban oasis, all-suite hotel in Berkeley Heights with free cooked-to-order breakfast, complimentary drinks & snacks at night! 

Wake up to an omelet and other breakfast items at our free cooked-to-order breakfast. In a hurry? Grab ...

TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Skin Deep Salon and Spa

The moment you walk through the door, you'll discover that Skin Deep Salon & Spa offers a vast array of haircare, skincare and body treatments in a luxurious and inviting atmosphere. From their European-trained staff to the most advanced technology and services available, you will experience a world-class spa that is often referred to as the best in Northern NJ.

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TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Linda's Creative Gifts

Linda's Creative Gifts is your little shop with a twist that has brought something big to downtown New Providence, showcasing the work of 40 local, U.S. and Fair Trade artists.

Come to Linda's for any holiday gift you still need and they will wrap them for you too! 

Mention TAPinto Promotion for $5 off $50 purchase or more through ...

TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: European Wax Center of Berkeley Heights

The European Wax Center of Berkeley Heights offers hair removal and waxing services for men and women. Let us pamper you with hair wax services like our Brazilian wax, eyebrow, bikini, leg, upper lip, face, full body waxing, and more. Guests can enhance their waxing experience with European Wax Center’s signature line of skin and beauty products and the convenience of online ...

TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Adams Fine Clothing

Come See What You've been Missing! Adams is the Nordtroms of New Providence. Save time and avoid the crowds at the mall and shop locally for chic casual, high end business wear and fun summer brights from Vineyard Vines.

Adams Fine Clothing Hickey Freeman national yearend clearance is now 15% OFF

Adams Fine Clothing in almost doubling the saving to 25% OFF  custom made ...

TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Anything Floral

Anything Floral is a full service flower shop that specializes in event design. Their gift shop includes jewelry, clothing, accessories, candles, body care products, chocolate and home decor.

TAPinto Holiday Promotion

Wrap up your Holidays with Anything Floral - your local, one-stop shop for flowers, gifts, clothing and accessories! 

Present this Ad and save 10% off your ...

Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

December 8, 2018

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

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Union County Honors Jennifer Popper of Plainfield

November 29, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East Coast Greenway.

Michael Popper died in June 2016 in a kayaking accident near Corea Harbor, Maine. Jennifer ...

As Community Rallies Against Hate, Swastikas Appear at Summit High School

December 1, 2018

nSUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard campus.

Like the incident at LCJSMS, Grimaldi notes in her e-mail that the incident has been ...

Free Election Date Calendar Highlights Arts and Sciences in Union County

December 10, 2018

The free 2019 Election Date Calendar is now available said Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi . The new Arts & Sciences in Union County calendar provides all important dates and deadlines for the 2019 election cycle, along with full page illustrations highlighting history-making people, places and milestones in Union County.

“From Paul Robeson to Carl Sagan, Union County has played an ...

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 ...