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More than 350 Customers Still Without Power in Wake of Sudden 'Microburst' Storm

September 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Power restoration and clean-up efforts continue after a sudden 'microburst' storm during the late afternoon / early evening hours of September 17 struck Summit, downing trees and power lines. According to Jersey Central Power & Light (JCPL), 356 customers remain without power in an area bordered by Division Avenue, Meadowbrook Court and Valley View ...

Still Waiting....Edith The Donkey Keeps Everybody Guessing When The Stork To Arrive

 

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Anticipation.....

It's been three months since it was determined that Edith the donkey was expecting. As of the morning of Sept. 17, the stork had yet to arrive. 

Donkeys, Edith and her daughter, Gloria were a gift to Christiana Capra, founder and director of Spring Reins of Life, (SRoL). The organization is a non-profit , EAGALA (Equine ...

College Prep Invitational Horse Show Makes New Jersey Debut

ASBURY, N.J. — The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) New Jersey was held Sept. 15 and 16 at The Ridge, Asbury, N.J.

USHJA President Mary Babick judged the horse show on Sept. 16. The day before, young riders learned from Olympian Nona Garson, who owns The Ridge. There was also a college fair as well as educational seminars.

A professional horsewoman for more than 38 years, Babick ...

Vegan Fest Cook Off Wraps Up Weekend in a Tasty Fashion

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –All the judges agreed on at least two things at the first ever Vegan Cook Off – the food was delicious and they would order most of it again. In fact, one of the judges (who wasn’t a vegan chef) said, “All the dishes would make excellent appetizers, and I would order ten and make it a meal.”

The judges included two professional ...

Rain Can’t Stop New Providence Teachers from Showing Unity

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The torrential rain only managed to dampen the green shirts that the New Providence teachers were wearing in unity, but not their spirits, as they marched from the high school to the Board of Education (BOE) office at the municipal building.

Approximately 100 staff members participated in the Monday, Sep. 17 march prior to the meeting between the state mediator, the ...

Mum's The Word: Plant Sales Benefit Overlook Auxiliary Sept. 21-23

GILLETTE, NJ - Mums are a fall tradition, and the Overlook Auxiliary will be the beneficiary of the seasonal blooms via a plant sale at Lombardo Farms September 21-23.

Lombardo will donate a portion of proceeds from Mum sales each day to Overlook Auxiliary, a volunteer organization that cultivates a compassionate and comforting environment throughout the entire ...

Rain Can’t Stop New Providence Teachers from Showing Unity

September 17, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The torrential rain only managed to dampen the green shirts that the New Providence teachers were wearing in unity, but not their spirits, as they marched from the high school to the Board of Education (BOE) office at the municipal building.

Approximately 100 staff members participated in the Monday, Sep. 17 march prior to the meeting between the state mediator, the ...

Drop Schedule Working Well in High School

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Students and staff are transitioning well to the new high school drop schedule, Superintendent David Miceli said at the Thursday, Sep. 13 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The purpose of the drop schedule is to give students more opportunities within the school, including online courses.

The new block schedule drops two of the eight classes every day in the four day ...

Seton Hall Student Who Died on Tuesday Identified as Julian M. Mislavsky of Morristown

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan.

Mislavsky was a senior at Seton Hall and was from Morristown, stated Meehan. 

"We will have ...

Vegan Fest Cook Off Wraps Up Weekend in a Tasty Fashion

September 17, 2018

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –All the judges agreed on at least two things at the first ever Vegan Cook Off – the food was delicious and they would order most of it again. In fact, one of the judges (who wasn’t a vegan chef) said, “All the dishes would make excellent appetizers, and I would order ten and make it a meal.”

The judges included two professional ...

First Ever Vegan Fest to be Held in Berkeley Heights Sept. 14 – 16

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On September 14 to 16, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) will host its first ever Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest, with events to be held each day in different locations around Berkeley Heights. Through Vegan Fest, the BHEC hopes to raise community awareness about how a plant-based diet, mindful exercise, and individual food choices can have a ...

Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22nd

September 11, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- County residents are invited to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The Newark Bait and Fly Casting Club are co-sponsoring the fishing derby and will be providing a hot dog lunch as well as organizing contests. Prizes will ...

Mum's The Word: Plant Sales Benefit Overlook Auxiliary Sept. 21-23

September 17, 2018

GILLETTE, NJ - Mums are a fall tradition, and the Overlook Auxiliary will be the beneficiary of the seasonal blooms via a plant sale at Lombardo Farms September 21-23.

Lombardo will donate a portion of proceeds from Mum sales each day to Overlook Auxiliary, a volunteer organization that cultivates a compassionate and comforting environment throughout the entire ...

Diaper Drive Coming to New Providence Sep. 15

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Moms Helping Moms organization is spearheading a Stuff-the-Truck Diaper Drive on Saturday, Sep. 15 from 11 am to 2 pm at the New Providence Community Pool parking lot. In order to recognize this event Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation at the Tuesday, Sep. 11 council meeting declaring the week of Sep. 24-30, 2018 as Diaper Awareness Week.

The ...

Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22nd

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- County residents are invited to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The Newark Bait and Fly Casting Club are co-sponsoring the fishing derby and will be providing a hot dog lunch as well as organizing contests. Prizes will ...

Council Appoints Five Special Police Officers; Approves an Ordinance regarding Special Officers

September 14, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed two Class III and three Class II police officers at its Tuesday, Sep. 11 meeting. The council also approved an ordinance specifying the duties of the special police officers.

Michael D’elia and Daniel Lorimor were appointed Class III officers. D’elia and Lorimor are retired police officers who are the new School Resource ...

Borough Council Recognizes Former Councilman Armand Galluccio

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council Recognized Former Councilman Armand Galluccio for his service to the borough and for his commitment to the residents of New Providence at its Tuesday, Sep. 11 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read a state proclamation in his honor.

Morgan described Galluccio as one of his closest friends, who always gave good advice while serving on the council and always ...

Diaper Drive Coming to New Providence Sep. 15

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Moms Helping Moms organization is spearheading a Stuff-the-Truck Diaper Drive on Saturday, Sep. 15 from 11 am to 2 pm at the New Providence Community Pool parking lot. In order to recognize this event Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation at the Tuesday, Sep. 11 council meeting declaring the week of Sep. 24-30, 2018 as Diaper Awareness Week.

The ...

First Responders Treated to a Barbecue at Arbor Terrace Mountainside on September 12

September 14, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Who doesn’t like a free lunch? The offer to participate in the “BBQ for Badges” at Arbor Terrace Mountainside went out to first responders throughout the area a few weeks ago and, as expected, police officers, firefighters and EMTs dropped in from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

And, no one should be surprised that each group that spoke to ...

Children, Parents Help Celebrate 35 Years of My Gym at Fall Open House

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – On Saturday, My Gym New Providence was filled with children of all ages, from just a few months old, to 10 years of age, parents, instructors, giggles, guffaws, smiles and laughter.

The occasion was the annual My Gym Open House – an event that encourages parents to come in and see for themselves the many activities and courses offered to children, how the staff ...

First Ever Vegan Fest to be Held in Berkeley Heights Sept. 14 – 16

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On September 14 to 16, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) will host its first ever Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest, with events to be held each day in different locations around Berkeley Heights. Through Vegan Fest, the BHEC hopes to raise community awareness about how a plant-based diet, mindful exercise, and individual food choices can have a ...

Still Waiting....Edith The Donkey Keeps Everybody Guessing When The Stork To Arrive

September 18, 2018

 

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Anticipation.....

It's been three months since it was determined that Edith the donkey was expecting. As of the morning of Sept. 17, the stork had yet to arrive. 

Donkeys, Edith and her daughter, Gloria were a gift to Christiana Capra, founder and director of Spring Reins of Life, (SRoL). The organization is a non-profit , EAGALA (Equine ...

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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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First Responders Treated to a Barbecue at Arbor Terrace Mountainside on September 12

September 14, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Who doesn’t like a free lunch? The offer to participate in the “BBQ for Badges” at Arbor Terrace Mountainside went out to first responders throughout the area a few weeks ago and, as expected, police officers, firefighters and EMTs dropped in from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

And, no one should be surprised that each group that spoke to ...

Council Appoints Five Special Police Officers; Approves an Ordinance regarding Special Officers

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed two Class III and three Class II police officers at its Tuesday, Sep. 11 meeting. The council also approved an ordinance specifying the duties of the special police officers.

Michael D’elia and Daniel Lorimor were appointed Class III officers. D’elia and Lorimor are retired police officers who are the new School Resource ...

Pedestrian In Critical Condition After Being Struck on Route 22 Early Sunday Morning

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A 24-year-old Mountainside resident is in critical condition at University Medical Center in Newark after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 9.

Police gave the following account of the incident:

At about 1:09 a.m. Sunday, a 24-year-old Mountainside resident was walking along Route 22 East, near the ...

Football: New Providence upends Bound Brook, 27-17, sparked by 20-point fourth quarter

September 15, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - What a difference a year makes.

Senior running back Jack Gertie rushed for a season-high 148 yards on 20 carries with one touchdown and senior linebacker Joe D’Anna returned an interception 35 yards for a score in the fourth quarter to lead New Providence to a 27-17 home opening victory over Bound Brook Friday night in New Providence.

New Providence (3-0), which ...

New Providence Girls Volleyball Opens with Busy Week; 2 Wins, 1 Loss

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Pioneers went 2-1 in their busy week with victories over Rahway (2--0) and Roselle Catholic (2-0) and losing to the undefeated Chatham Cougars (2-1).   

Molly Eng recorded 7 digs and 7 aces for the Pioneers in the 2-0 win over Roselle Catholic on Thursday. Cherie Ms contributed 7 digs and Lydia Voss had 5 ...

Boys Soccer: New Providence Pioneers Open Season With 3-1 Victory Over Johnson

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After mother nature cut last week’s season-opening contest short, the New Providence Pioneers boys soccer team topped the Johnson Crusaders, 3-1, in their first complete game of the season.

Seniors Devin Mulligan and Matthew Gonzalez and sophomore Dylan Paniagua all scored goals in the victory. Mulligan and Gonzalez were also credited with assists along ...

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A Message from Mayor Al Morgan…

September 17, 2018

There has been no greater honor than to serve you as Mayor of our great community. The past four years have been stellar for New Providence. We have made great strides and accomplished many great things together. We are a growing and changing community with a proud tradition of excellence that has been my deepest honor and privilege to serve and uphold.

Together we are at our strongest.

Borough Council Candidates Share Their Vision for New Providence

New Providence Democratic Borough Council candidates, Rupa Kale and John F.X. Keane will bring their experiences and ideas to benefit New Providence--a town they are proud to call home. As your representatives on the New Providence Borough Council, they aim to bring growth, while providing transparency and accountability to residents and businesses.

Fiscally-Responsible Economic ...

Rebecca Coniglio Announces Candidacy For New Providence Board of Education

Hello New Providence Community Members.  My name is Rebecca Coniglio and I am running for the New Providence Board of Education. I have been a resident of New Providence for thirteen years along with my husband, Brian. We have a daughter, Lily, who attends Allen W. Roberts Elementary School. 

I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Boston University and went on to ...

New Jersey the Land of So Many Towns- and Taxes

September 14, 2018

One state, twenty one counties, five hundred and sixty-six municipalities and six hundred and twenty one school districts. Government and bureaucracy at every level.

Maybe, in a Jersey kind of way it all makes sense.

The reasons for this abundance of towns and school districts- and the relentless property tax problem that comes with them-are as varied as the landscape. Some communities grew ...

BHEF Plans Fall Festival and Color Run for September 30

September 18, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Education Foundation (BHEF) will be hosting a Fall Festival and Color Run on Sunday, September 30th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Columbia Park.  Come enjoy the start of fall with many fun activities including a bounce house, pumpkin painting, face painting, spin art, slime making, carnival style games with prizes, lacrosse speed throw, ...

Scotch Plains Library to Host September’s Great American Read Discussions

The Great American Read is now hitting its stride, both on PBS and at the Scotch Plains Public Library. PBS will air new episodes about The Great American Read (TGAR) every Tuesday at 8 p.m. through October 23. The Library, which was one of 50 public libraries nationwide to receive a grant from PBS and the American Library Association, has planned several programs including discussions related to ...

Free Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Cultural Organizations to be Held October 2

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop, “Emergency Preparedness for Arts & Cultural Organizations,” on Tuesday, October 2 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle.

“Planning ahead for emergencies is vital for the long term survival of any business, and the same applies to our nonprofit and cultural ...

More than 350 Customers Still Without Power in Wake of Sudden 'Microburst' Storm

September 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Power restoration and clean-up efforts continue after a sudden 'microburst' storm during the late afternoon / early evening hours of September 17 struck Summit, downing trees and power lines. According to Jersey Central Power & Light (JCPL), 356 customers remain without power in an area bordered by Division Avenue, Meadowbrook Court and Valley View ...

TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features Yoga Essence of New Providence

September 10, 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 Yoga Essence, 43 Floral Ave., which is owned by Chelsea Hoeffler, Nicole Turczak and ...

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I got a call today from the anxious parent of a sixth grader who wanted some guidance on how to best help his student position herself for success in college.  What classes should she take now? Would it be worth it to investigate private school? When is it too early to start looking at college campuses?

While thinking college with a 12-year-old may seem crazy to some, any parent reading ...