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Get to know Candidate for Borough Council Peter DeSarno (R): Week 3 Question

October 15, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Each week leading to the November 6 election, the candidates running for New Providence Borough Council have the opportunity to answer question(s) that will be run in a series by TAPinto New Providence.

The following answer is from Republican Candidate for Borough Council Peter DeSarno for Week 3.

Question: How would you ...

Bring Your Household Hazardous Waste to Free Recycling Event in New Providence, October 27

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for everyone to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste by bringing these items to a free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Nokia campus, located at 600 Mountain Avenue ...

Union County: ‘Hackers’ Won’t Get Westfield, After $1.9M Voting Machine Purchase

WESTFIELD, NJ – Candidates on the “ballot” Monday included Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Swamp Thing, as Union County officials showed residents the workings of a new voting machine at the Town Hall.

But this November, voters casting ballots in this undecided town in the hotly contested Seventh Congressional District race for Rep. Leonard Lance’s seat will pick real ...

Meadowlands And SBOANJ At Odds Over 2019 Race Date Request

A bill that would provide $20 million to boost purses sits in committee

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands announced it would apply for 68 live racing dates for the 2019 and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association is not happy about it.

The track must submit its date requests to the New Jersey Racing Commission by Oct. 15. The track was granted 90 days of racing ...

Temporary Tattoo 'Pop-up Shop' Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Benefits Pathways Oct. 17

SUMMIT, NJ - Anastasia Dekantios, co-owner of temporary tattoo website jewelflashtattoos.com, will be hosting a special 'pop-up shop' in remembrance of her mother and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at The Connection in Summit October 17, from 3 - 6 p.m.

The event will benefit Pathways, a program of The Connection that provides support, education and wellness ...

New Providence stuns Brearley with D’Anna OT TD Friday to remain perfect

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On a night where the New Providence football team honored local resident Lucas Reiling as Honorary Captain, two Pioneer playmakers helped the cause with a dramatic overtime victory.

Junior quarterback Owen Kovacs completed a 23-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Joe D’Anna in the right front corner of the end zone to lift New Providence to a stunning 27-21 ...

Get to know Candidate for Borough Council Peter DeSarno (R): Week 3 Question

October 15, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Each week leading to the November 6 election, the candidates running for New Providence Borough Council have the opportunity to answer question(s) that will be run in a series by TAPinto New Providence.

The following answer is from Republican Candidate for Borough Council Peter DeSarno for Week 3.

Question: How would you ...

Union County: ‘Hackers’ Won’t Get Westfield, After $1.9M Voting Machine Purchase

WESTFIELD, NJ – Candidates on the “ballot” Monday included Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Swamp Thing, as Union County officials showed residents the workings of a new voting machine at the Town Hall.

But this November, voters casting ballots in this undecided town in the hotly contested Seventh Congressional District race for Rep. Leonard Lance’s seat will pick real ...

New Vote Tabulation System for Union County Announced at Freeholders Meeting in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A resolution for $1.9 million for a new vote tabulation system by ES&S was approved at the first Union County Freeholders mobile meeting on Thursday, held in Plainfield's municipal court.

Nicole DiRado, an administrator from the Office of the Board of Elections, said that although the machines will not be in use in most parts of the county until 2019, they will be used ...

New Providence Annual Community Trunk-or-Treat Set for Sunday, Oct 21st

October 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence PBA, in partnership with the Sharing Network, and the New Providence Lions, is proud to host the 2018 New Providence FREE Community Trunk-or-Treat Event on Sunday, October 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. This is an all inclusive, fun and safe,  community interactive, family friendly, trick-or-treating ...

Overlook Medical Center Health Literacy Tote Bags Arrive at New Providence Memorial Library

The New Providence Memorial Library is the latest recipient of Overlook Medical Center's Health Literacy Tote Bag initiative.  Each Health Literacy tote bag is available to check out for 28 days and contains up-to-date books, DVDs, CDs and/or brochures on a particular health topic.  

Topics currently include Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, ...

PBA Third Annual Car Show Brings Out a Crowd to Benefit the PBA Survivor Welfare Fund

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Third Annual Car Show, organized by the New Providence PBA Local #132, was a big success this Sunday attracting sixty cars and many town residents.  As dozens of classic cars glided into the parking lot behind Berkeley Aquatic, the new home of the Annual PBA Car Show, residents came out braving the misting rain to hit the food trucks, Kona Ice and look under the many ...

TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features UNWIND Yoga and Wellness Center

October 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, 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 newly opened UNWIND Yoga and Wellness Center located at 1280 Springfield Avenue ...

Grand Opening at Arbor Terrace Mountainside was Indeed Grand

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Grand Opening celebration of Arbor Terrace Mountainside not only met expectations, it exceeded most people's.

It drew hundreds of people – including Mayor Paul Mirabelli, members of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, Arbor Terrace “home office” executives, and others who helped turn Arbor Terrace Mountainside from a dream into a ...

Fanwood Mayor Mahr Addresses Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was a featured panelist at the recent Governor’s Conference of Housing and Economic Development in Atlantic City. Mayor Mahr shared Fanwood’s success in attracting investment, new business and more housing options.

The conference was organized to showcase how communities can and should work across boundaries to develop partnerships that ...

See New Providence Play at Somerville HS Music Boosters' Marching Band Festival Oct. 6

October 4, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The award-winning Somerville High School Pioneer Marching Band will host its 38th Annual Marching Band Festival on Saturday Oct. 6.with 14 high school bands scheduled to perform at the event.

The other 13 high school bands performing are from New Providence, Tottenville, Hunterdon Central, Port Chester, Lenape Valley, Immaculata, Weehawken, Bernards, Delaware Valley, Long ...

Mallory's Army Invades New Providence to 'Blue Out Bullying'

United together in the fight against bullying...Don't just teach kindness...Be kindness. ~ Mallory's Army Foundation

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dianne Grossman spoke to nearly 100 parents and educators that filled the conference room at New Jersey Sharing Network last Thursday to educate them and take a stand on the fight against bullying. 

Grossman is the mother of 12 ...

Friday, Oct. 12 Is National Gumbo Day

October 10, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- A zesty stew-like dish is in the spotlight on National Gumbo Day, observed annually on October 12.

According to NationalCalendar.com, gumbo originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century. The dish typically consists of a stock flavored with Cajun spices, meat or shellfish, okra, filé powder (a thickener), ...

Chick-fil-A Unconfirmed as Tenant for Sears Site at Route 22 and Terrill Road

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road.

“We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service," said Jackie Jags, a spokesperson ...

September Starts Soup Season for the Fanwood Grille

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Having won the title of Best Soup in New Jersey from food website The Daily Meal, the Fanwood Grille has expanded the availability of its award-winning soups to the Scotch Plains Farmers Market this fall.

Among the soups that the eatery has sold at the market are its famed lobster bisque and New England clam chowder, the popular chicken noodle soup, and ...

Bring Your Household Hazardous Waste to Free Recycling Event in New Providence, October 27

October 15, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for everyone to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste by bringing these items to a free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Nokia campus, located at 600 Mountain Avenue ...

“Saving the Great Swamp”: Warren Township Green Team and Watchung Hills Environmental Club to Host Movie Night

 

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Green Team, in partnership with the Watchung Hills Regional High School Environmental Club, will hold a free showing of “Saving The Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport, ” on Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the South Auditorium at Watchung Hills Regional High ...

Westfield Conservation Center Taking More Items for Recycling, Reuse, Including Toys for Kids in Need

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield unveiled new recycling opportunities at its conservation center Wednesday, including a partnership with Second Chance Toys, which collects plastic toys, cleans them and gives them local to organizations that serve children in need.

New sheds, paid for with a grant from Union County, allow county residents to drop off the following items to be ...

Temporary Tattoo 'Pop-up Shop' Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Benefits Pathways Oct. 17

October 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Anastasia Dekantios, co-owner of temporary tattoo website jewelflashtattoos.com, will be hosting a special 'pop-up shop' in remembrance of her mother and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at The Connection in Summit October 17, from 3 - 6 p.m.

The event will benefit Pathways, a program of The Connection that provides support, education and wellness ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

New Providence Soccer Day of Games and Clinics Set for October 20

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Soccer Club and New Providence High School Varsity soccer teams are hosting a New Providence Soccer day New Providence Soccer Club is holding a soccer day of games and clinics starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 10 at Lieder Field.

Come on out and cheer on the Lady Pioneers as they host Kent Place at 10 a.m. followed by an open skills clinic led by ...

New Providence Recycling Contract Still in Works; Cost Going Up

October 13, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – “We have a little bit of good news,” Mayor Al Morgan stated at the Tuesday, Oct. 9 council meeting as the council members yet again took some time to discuss recycling collection.

The borough has undergone two rounds of bids for a new recycling collection contract. The first bid came in at $396,000 and the second bid at $290,000. “We rejected them ...

New Providence Council Ponders Zoning Rule Changes

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Borough Zoning Officer Keith Lynch attended the Tuesday, Oct. 9 council meeting to answer some questions the council members had regarding the proposed zoning changes.

The Planning Board is proposing several changes to the existing zoning rules suggested by the Board of Adjustment. The proposed changes are:

· Establish a maximum building height of 35 ...

Traffic Safety Issues Keep Unnerving New Providence Residents

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – While traffic safety has been improving in some areas in town, new hot spots for accidents waiting to happen keep surfacing. At the Tuesday, Oct. 9 meeting the Borough Council heard a resident’s concern on South Street safety.

An upper South Street resident Mary Housel told the council that she has had two car accidents within a quarter mile from her home. The ...

TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features UNWIND Yoga and Wellness Center

October 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, 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 newly opened UNWIND Yoga and Wellness Center located at 1280 Springfield Avenue ...

Brooke Healey Foundation President chosen as Membership/Research Ambassador for the DIPG Collaborative

Steve Healey to help expand global reach and impact of organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Brooke Healey Foundation President Steve Healey was recently chosen by the DIPG Collaborative as its Membership & Research Ambassador.

As the Ambassador, Healey will assist in bringing new Foundations into the Collaborative and serve as a liaison between the ...

Overlook Medical Center Health Literacy Tote Bags Arrive at New Providence Memorial Library

The New Providence Memorial Library is the latest recipient of Overlook Medical Center's Health Literacy Tote Bag initiative.  Each Health Literacy tote bag is available to check out for 28 days and contains up-to-date books, DVDs, CDs and/or brochures on a particular health topic.  

Topics currently include Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, ...

Mustang Trainer Hopes to Bring Makeover Event To New Jersey

October 13, 2018

GARWOOD, N.J. — The father of a young mustang trainer hopes to bring the Extreme Mustang Makeover back to New Jersey.

Jerry Duffey, father of James, said there was talk by the Mustang Heritage Foundation in June at their Lexington event about holding a Makeover to New Jersey in 2019. However, on Oct. 1 four locations for next year’s events were announced and none were in the Garden ...

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Mrs. Jane Ehnis, formerly of Vero Beach, Fl. and New Providence, NJ, passed away at age 93 on May ...
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PBA Third Annual Car Show Brings Out a Crowd to Benefit the PBA Survivor Welfare Fund

October 9, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Third Annual Car Show, organized by the New Providence PBA Local #132, was a big success this Sunday attracting sixty cars and many town residents.  As dozens of classic cars glided into the parking lot behind Berkeley Aquatic, the new home of the Annual PBA Car Show, residents came out braving the misting rain to hit the food trucks, Kona Ice and look under the many ...

Technology Helps Police Identify Man Involved in Motor Vehicle Burglaries in Four Counties

 

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – An Irvington man has been charged in connection with several motor vehicle burglaries that happened in the borough on Sept. 8 and Sept. 11. 

According to a release from Mountainside Acting Police Chief Lt. Joseph Giannuzzi, Jonathan Joseph, 24, was arrested by Woodbridge Police after committing more than 40 burglaries to motor vehicles over the course of ...

Burglar Takes Jewelry, Cash From Berkeley Heights Home

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ --- Police are investigating the burglary of a Bolton Boulevard home that took place on Friday night, and are asking for residents who live near the home to check surveillance cameras that may have captured suspicious activity.

The burglary took place on Friday, Sept. 28, between about 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. at a home on Bolton Boulevard near Scott Avenue. According to ...

Pilgrim Statue from Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Portugal will be at Chatham's Corpus Christi Parish Oct. 11-15

October 8, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Corpus Christi Church will be part of the "peace and solidarity" tour that will bring the Pilgrim Statue from Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Portugal to Chatham Oct. 11 through 15.

Corpus Christi Church Parish will host the tour "to encourage peace, love, hope and solidarity," which features of one of the official statues from Fatima, one of the world’s ...

Congregation Beth Israel to Hold Tot Shabbat Services

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold Tot Shabbat services on designated Friday evenings and Saturday mornings throughout the year. 

These interactive services are especially designed for young children, ages 0 – 5 years old, along with their families. Tot Shabbat services, which are free and open to the community, celebrate Shabbat ...

New Providence stuns Brearley with D’Anna OT TD Friday to remain perfect

October 14, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On a night where the New Providence football team honored local resident Lucas Reiling as Honorary Captain, two Pioneer playmakers helped the cause with a dramatic overtime victory.

Junior quarterback Owen Kovacs completed a 23-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Joe D’Anna in the right front corner of the end zone to lift New Providence to a stunning 27-21 ...

Boys Soccer: New Providence Bounces Back From County Defeat with 4-0 Victory over Voorhees

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After being ousted from the Union County Tournament earlier in the week, the New Providence boys soccer team bounced back with one of its most impressive efforts of the season as it recorded a 4-0 victory over visiting Voorhees on Saturday afternoon at Lieder Field in New Providence.

With the win, the Pioneers evened its 2018 record to 6-6 while Voorhees returned home to ...

New Providence Soccer Day of Games and Clinics Set for October 20

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Soccer Club and New Providence High School Varsity soccer teams are hosting a New Providence Soccer day New Providence Soccer Club is holding a soccer day of games and clinics starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 10 at Lieder Field.

Come on out and cheer on the Lady Pioneers as they host Kent Place at 10 a.m. followed by an open skills clinic led by ...

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Peter DeSarno and Matthew Cumiskey - The Right Choice for New Providence

October 15, 2018

Why do people choose to live New Providence? What are some of the reasons people purchase homes and raise families in New Providence? Location, Quality of the Schools, Quality of the Community Activities and Programs. Quality of the Parks and Playing Fields, Quality of Local services, Shopping and Restaurants, Real-estate values, and a future return on investment.  New Providence is one of ...

Vote for Adam Smith for NP BOE

Having grown up in Union County, my wife and I were familiar with the area and we made the decision thirteen years ago to settle in New Providence because of all that it had to offer.  The tight-knit community, the safe environment, and above all, the excellent schools. We knew that this was a place we wanted to make a home for our family.

As time has gone on and our family has grown, our ...

Sample Ballots for Union County Voters Now Available Online

October 16, 2018

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that they can view and download sample ballots for all 21 municipalities on the County Clerk’s new elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices.

“The website and app offer a convenient way for voters to familiarize themselves with their ballot, even before they ...

Statewide Conference will Convene over 550 Leaders from Non-Profits, Business and Philanthropy

The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New Jersey.

This ...

Freeholder Board Declares Union County Safe Space for LGBTQ Individuals

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders proclaimed October 11, 2018 as National Coming Out Day throughout the County of Union and further declared Union County a safe space for LGBTQ individuals during the Freeholder Board mobile meeting in Plainfield on October 11, 2018.

The County observed National Coming Out Day on October 11 and participated in the one-day campaign that engages ...

What You Need to Know About Salt Therapy

Salt therapy has become one of the most sought-after spa services in recent years. From reducing sinus symptoms to stress, the holistic, relaxing treatment provides a number of benefits for people from all walks of life. To learn more about the trendy treatment, here’s a convenient guide.

FAQ About Salt Therapy

What is salt therapy?

This holistic, noninvasive ...

Chick-fil-A Unconfirmed as Tenant for Sears Site at Route 22 and Terrill Road

October 6, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road.

“We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service," said Jackie Jags, a spokesperson ...

Fanwood Mayor Mahr Addresses Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was a featured panelist at the recent Governor’s Conference of Housing and Economic Development in Atlantic City. Mayor Mahr shared Fanwood’s success in attracting investment, new business and more housing options.

The conference was organized to showcase how communities can and should work across boundaries to develop partnerships that ...

Meadowlands And SBOANJ At Odds Over 2019 Race Date Request

October 15, 2018

A bill that would provide $20 million to boost purses sits in committee

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands announced it would apply for 68 live racing dates for the 2019 and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association is not happy about it.

The track must submit its date requests to the New Jersey Racing Commission by Oct. 15. The track was granted 90 days of racing ...

Tangents…Life’s Many Connections Through the Lens of Psychology

October 15, 2018

Welcome to my new column, Tangents.  The word tangent can have a variety of meanings, for example, in geometry a tangent refers to "a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point, but if extended does not cross it at that point." Leibniz defined it as the line through a pair of infinitely close points on the curve, but for this column, I will use the ...

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As we trudge through submission season this year I’ve found some questions that have surprised me.  Those of us shepherding families through their college applications, myself included, can mistakenly start “talking shop” with the assumption that parents and students are following along.  Acronyms start flying around and we get into our groove, not realizing ...

Is Now the Right Time to Go Roth?

October 16, 2018: Is Now the Right Time to Go Roth?  Some say yes, pointing to the recent federal tax reforms.

Will federal income tax rates ever be lower than they are right now? Given the outlook for Social Security and Medicare, it is hard to imagine them falling much further. Higher federal income taxes could very well be on the horizon, as the tax cuts set by the 2017 reforms are ...