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Lesl Harker of New Providence Awarded a Union County HEART Grant

August 15, 2018

 

ELIZABETH, NJ –   Lesl Harker, of New Providence, will receive a Union County HEART Grant awarded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders this year.

The Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program provides funding for 63 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations. Lesl Harker received $1,000, for presenting Irish ...

Suspect at Large after Bank Robbery in Warren, Police Seek Public’s Assistance

 

WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of ...

The Brooke Healey Foundation: Making Something Positive Out of Something Devastating

The Brooke Healey Foundation Caring 'Til It's Cured #DIPG

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Brooke Healey Foundation is hosting their 5th annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 20 at Royce Brook Country Club in Hillsborough. This event has been held in honor of five year old Brooke, daughter of Stefani and Stephen Healey, who succumbed to DIPG, an inoperable and rapidly ...

New Providence Borough Council Hears a PILOT Arrangement Proposal

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – A proposal of the so called PILOT (Payments in Lieu of Taxes) arrangement for a potential new development did not ignite excitement among members of the Borough Council. Attorney Glenn Pantel representing Erickson Living gave a presentation on the PILOT arrangement at the Monday, Aug. 13 council meeting. He asked the council to authorize further negotiations regarding ...

Monmouth At The Team Competition Begins at Hamilton Farm, Gladstone

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Competition at Monmouth at the Team begins Monday, Aug. 13 with pony classes, equitation competition and breeding classes. The show is being held at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, and runs through Aug. 20.

Action gets underway 7 a.m. each day.

Eastern Hay is the sponsor of Monmouth at the Team’s $5,000 USHJA National Hunter ...

Lesl Harker of New Providence Awarded a Union County HEART Grant

August 15, 2018

 

ELIZABETH, NJ –   Lesl Harker, of New Providence, will receive a Union County HEART Grant awarded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders this year.

The Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program provides funding for 63 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations. Lesl Harker received $1,000, for presenting Irish ...

National Night Out Draws Large Crowd in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence’s annual National Night Out went according to plan, without a single drop of rain, despite the dark clouds momentarily looming overhead.  

Academy Street was littered with booths offering cotton candy, ice cream, dunking booths, a bouncy house, and a magician. Children darted up and down the street partaking in all the events, but the dunking ...

Mary Delia of New Providence High Schools Wins National United Miss Pageant

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On July 20, 2018, Mary Delia, a senior at New Providence High School, won her first national title as National United Miss, part of the International United Miss Pageant system. On and off the stage of the scholarship-style pageant, Delia is an advocate for body positivity. She also won first place in the Community Service Competition, with 277 community ...

Betty S. Thomas Earns Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) Designation 

August 2, 2018

Betty S. Thomas, ChFC® and Financial Planner at Lassus Wherley has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) professional designation from The American College of Financial Services, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Candidates for the ChFC® designation are required to complete at least nine college-level courses and 18 hours of supervised examinations. They must also fulfill ...

Dianne Grossman, Mallory's Mom & Founder of Mallory's Army, to Speak in New Providence

August 11, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mallory Rose Grossman, a girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life last June at the age of 12. Following this tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s Army. Its mission is to change behavior, provide education to parents and create enrichment programs for schools to put a solution ...

Hold that Acceptance Letter: Rutgers University Degrees Now Offered at Brookdale in Lincroft

Cutting Edge Partnership is Moving to Lincroft

LINCROFT, NJ – The educational landscape just shifted in Monmouth County as Rutgers University and Brookdale Community College launches a truly innovative partnership. 

According to the partnership, this fall, area students will be able to earn Rutgers University bachelor’s degrees at Brookdale Community College’s ...

Mary Delia of New Providence High Schools Wins National United Miss Pageant

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On July 20, 2018, Mary Delia, a senior at New Providence High School, won her first national title as National United Miss, part of the International United Miss Pageant system. On and off the stage of the scholarship-style pageant, Delia is an advocate for body positivity. She also won first place in the Community Service Competition, with 277 community ...

Magic on the Menu: Prestige Diner Features Family Friendly Entertainment

August 9, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In an effort to uphold their mantra of providing their patrons a family friendly environment, Prestige Diner provided its customers with live entertainment Wednesday night, in the form of The Magician Simon Mandal. 

The internationally known New Jersey native illusionist stopped by the restaurant during dinner hours, performing various ...

The Brooke Healey Foundation: Making Something Positive Out of Something Devastating

August 15, 2018

The Brooke Healey Foundation Caring 'Til It's Cured #DIPG

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Brooke Healey Foundation is hosting their 5th annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 20 at Royce Brook Country Club in Hillsborough. This event has been held in honor of five year old Brooke, daughter of Stefani and Stephen Healey, who succumbed to DIPG, an inoperable and rapidly ...

Union County Urges Residents to Recycle “Right”

August 15, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – JoAnn Gemeden, Bureau Chief of the Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning, attended the Monday, Aug. 13 council meeting to provide a presentation of the new solid waste and recycling app that will help residents and municipalities manage their recycling and solid waste collections.

The “Recycle Coach” app is downloadable to mobile devices and it ...

New Providence Borough Council Hears a PILOT Arrangement Proposal

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – A proposal of the so called PILOT (Payments in Lieu of Taxes) arrangement for a potential new development did not ignite excitement among members of the Borough Council. Attorney Glenn Pantel representing Erickson Living gave a presentation on the PILOT arrangement at the Monday, Aug. 13 council meeting. He asked the council to authorize further negotiations regarding ...

New Providence Library Receives Union County Library Grant

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The borough is one of 20 Union County municipalities to be awarded a Union County Library Grant of $3,750. 

The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming. This year’s awards will cover the cost of children’s programming including Mad Science and other STEM topics, as well as ...

The Brooke Healey Foundation: Making Something Positive Out of Something Devastating

August 15, 2018

The Brooke Healey Foundation Caring 'Til It's Cured #DIPG

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Brooke Healey Foundation is hosting their 5th annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 20 at Royce Brook Country Club in Hillsborough. This event has been held in honor of five year old Brooke, daughter of Stefani and Stephen Healey, who succumbed to DIPG, an inoperable and rapidly ...

Dianne Grossman, Mallory's Mom & Founder of Mallory's Army, to Speak in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mallory Rose Grossman, a girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life last June at the age of 12. Following this tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s Army. Its mission is to change behavior, provide education to parents and create enrichment programs for schools to put a solution ...

Monmouth At The Team Competition Begins at Hamilton Farm, Gladstone

August 13, 2018

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Competition at Monmouth at the Team begins Monday, Aug. 13 with pony classes, equitation competition and breeding classes. The show is being held at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, and runs through Aug. 20.

Action gets underway 7 a.m. each day.

Eastern Hay is the sponsor of Monmouth at the Team’s $5,000 USHJA National Hunter ...

Obituaries

Mrs. Jane Ehnis, formerly of Vero Beach, Fl. and New Providence, NJ, passed away at age 93 on May ...
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Suspect at Large after Bank Robbery in Warren, Police Seek Public’s Assistance

August 15, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of ...

Driver Turns Himself in After Fleeing Early Morning Crash on Route 22

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A one-car crash on Route 22 West and Central Avenue sent a fire hydrant flying in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 10.

Following a preliminary investigation, Mountainside Police report at about 3:43 a.m., the driver of a 2003 Nissan Altima lost control of the car while it was traveling at a very high rate of speed around a slight curve. The vehicle then left the ...

New Providence Under Flash Flood Warning Saturday Morning

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The area is under a flash flood warning until 9:15 a.m., the National Weather Service announced at 7:13 a.m. Saturday morning.

Thunderstorms are producing heavy rain.

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Berkeley Heights Planning Board OKs Movie Theater Redevelopment Plan

August 2, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Another key piece of the revitalization of downtown Berkeley Heights and Sherman Avenue received unanimous approval from the Planning Board. When the hearing ended, property owner Foun Chung Fan, MD. and his wife, Ling each said they were "very happy," with the outcome. 

Experts for The Terrace at Berkeley Heights, the redevelopment project for the ...

Excel Basketball Camp in New Providence Brings Tradition of Excellence

August 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Excel Basketball Camp recently completed its 38th year in New Providence offering a series of "instructional camps geared to provide instruction in basketball fundamentals to boys and girls in grades one through 12."

Since 1981, Excel has been a summer basketball tradition as thousands of boys and girls have learned the game and essential lifeskill ...

Local Sports Writing Legend Art Polakowski Still Stands as Chatham's Most Knowledgable Sports Historian

A two-sentence response to newspaper ad led to a remarkable 44-year career of covering high school sports in Chatham and the surrounding areas for Art Polakowski.

Helen Vance Levenson, the founder of the Independent Press had published the ad for a part-time sports reporter and the Chatham Township resident, a computer programmer at the time, responded.

"I saw the ad and had no ...

Reds Romp Rays, Win Round 1 Playoff Game

The New Providence Reds Baseball Team defeated the Jersey City Rays 9-2 on Sunday in the first round of the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League playoffs.  The Reds were led by dominate pitching and timely hitting in the victory.

Prior to the game New Providence PAL Baseball player Brody D’Amico threw out the first pitch, an honor he won at a recent Brooke Healey Foundation Casino ...

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Union County College Receives $1.5 Million Grant from National Science Foundation under New Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

August 15, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The grant, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program), awarded funding to 31 new projects nationwide that aim to increase retention and graduation rates for ...

Imagine Trains New Volunteer Facilitators

Imagine peer support groups are available for New Jersey children and families coping with loss due to death or illness. Support groups are facilitated by trained adult volunteers who attend a  four-day training and ongoing continuing education programs.  Volunteers come from all walks of life and need no special background other than a willingness to listen, a heart inclined to serve, ...

Sensory Friendly Trail at Watchung Reservation Official Ribbon Cutting is Monday, Aug. 20

An official ribbon cutting by members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will mark the opening of the first-ever Sensory Trail at the Watchung Reservation and in the county.

The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the head of the trail, behind the Trailside Nature and Science Center. The trail will be open and accessible to all and allow residents to ...

Thank You - National Night Out: Raffle Winners Announced

August 12, 2018

The New Providence Police would like to thank the following: JCP&L for sponsoring the evening along with the Lions Club, Municipal Alliance and BPA. We can always count on the Prestige Diner, Lions Club and Zita’s for donating food and serving. 

Additionally, the New Providence EMS, the FD and Police Officers for coming out to interact with the community. Our Municipal Alliance ...

Lesl Harker of New Providence Awarded a Union County HEART Grant

August 15, 2018

 

ELIZABETH, NJ –   Lesl Harker, of New Providence, will receive a Union County HEART Grant awarded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders this year.

The Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program provides funding for 63 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations. Lesl Harker received $1,000, for presenting Irish ...

Suspect at Large after Bank Robbery in Warren, Police Seek Public’s Assistance

August 15, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of ...

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Be Diligent About Distribution Planning

As the Baby Boom generation ages, advisors increasingly will be working with clients in the distribution stage of their portfolios. Advising on IRA distributions can be more challenging than advising on accumulation.

If clients save substantial amounts, invest in a well-diversified portfolio, and focus on tax-advantaged accounts, accumulation success may be obtained.

Myths of Income Planning

It’s important to identify the myths of income planning, which are roadblocks to your financial success.

Social Security
Myth: “Social Security starts at age 62!”
The Truth: That’s true – now. But that doesn't mean the federal government won’t one day raise the minimum age – or reduce benefits for people at specific income levels.