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Night of 100 Stars Community Tree Lighting Brings over 500 Residents to Kick Off the Holiday Season

December 4, 2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - It was quite chilly outside Friday night, but the atmosphere in Centennial Park at the Night of a 1000 Stars warmed up all those who attended the second annual Community Tree Lighting hosted by the New Providence Diversity Committee. The scene at Centennial Park looked more like a Currier and Ives lithograph as over 500 residents strolled the grounds, chatting, ...

Berkeley Heights Road Closures for Tree Lighting, Firework Show and Winter Walk; Trolley Service Available

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Downtown Berkeley Heights will be transformed into a fun festival like atmosphere Saturday night starting with the Special Events Committee's Tree Lighting and Firework Show at 5 p.m. immediately followed by the Winter Walk.  

Springfield and Sherman avenues will be closed between Snyder and Plainfield avenues from 4 to 10 p.m. There will be a trolley ...

Night of a Thousand Stars Diversity Committee's Community Tree Lighting Set for Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Night of a Thousand Stars Diversity Committee's Community Tree Lighting Event is set for Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at Centennial Park in New Providence.

Entertainment includes Al Elefante, the Chatham Brass Quintent and the New Providence Middle School ensembles. The Lions will be serving hot cocoa donated by Prestige Diner. The Business Community is giving ...

Union County Prosecutor Grace Park Speaks to Suburban Chamber of Commerce at Networking Breakfast

November 28, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce, representing the business communities of Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights will host acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park Friday, December 2 at thier monthly breakfast networking meeting at The Grand Summit Hotel.  The business public is welcome to attend this special breakfast by registering ...

New Providence Celebrates Santa's Arrival with Annual Christmas Walk

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - It's official that Santa Claus has come to New Providence! Hundreds of families and friends came out to the annual Christmas Walk the day after Thanksgiving. Everyone gathered to listen to the Marching Band play Christmas music and finally see Santa arrive. 

On Friday, November 25, the New Providence High School Marching Band marched from the High School with the ...

Union County Clerk Advises Travelers on New Passport Photo Rules

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Travelers needing new passports and applying Nov. 1 or after that date must remove their eyeglasses for their passport picture according to a new U.S. State Department rule, says Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi.

 The new rule only covers passport applications submitted on or after November 1.

“If you already have a valid passport and you are wearing your ...

Senior Citizens Day at New Providence High School

November 21, 2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - There were big smiles on the faces of the many senior citizens that paraded into New Providence High School late Thursday morning for the annual Senior Citizens Day. Every year, New Providence High School invites the seniors in the community to spend a day singing with the choir, sitting in on classes, having a thanksgiving luncheon, and wrapping it up by watching a run ...

New Providence School District Addresses Lead in Drinking Water 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The recent lead test in all borough schools reveled higher levels of lead in drinking water outlets than permitted. Lead was found in the high school/middle school and Allen W. Roberts School. No lead was found in the Salt Brook School water sources. Business Administrator James Testa explained the test results and the measures that the district has taken in order to ...

New Providence BOE Hears District Assessment Report

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Ann Marie Inzano, Interim Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision gave a presentation regarding the recent standardized test results at the Thursday, Nov. 17 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Recent scores of PARCC, NJ ASK Science, ACT, SAT and AP tests were included in the presentation.

The PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and ...

Trader Joe’s in Westfield Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

December 2, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Amid cheers from employees and customers, the Downtown Westfield’s newly re-built Trader Joe’s opened Friday morning at 8 a.m.

The previous building was demolished this in February after its roof collapsed during January’s blizzard.

“It’s so great to be home,” store manager Casey Latsko said as he greeted people ...

Cookie-Palooza: Old-Fashioned Swedish Spritz Cookies

A family favorite for generations, as a child this recipe seemed to involve an entire afternoon of mixing, coloring, pushing through the cookie press, baking, and decorating. As it is with many other experiences from childhood, the reality as an adult is a bit different: these cookies are actually very simple and easy to make. With today’s unique product availability, it is also ...

Great Eats at Dim Sum Villa

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you head to downtown New Providence on a Saturday or Sunday, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., to Dim Sum Villa, conveniently located at 1260 Springfield Avenue, you will find a bustling restaurant, filled with diners enjoying authentic dim sum in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere.  The staff greets you with a welcoming smile and you will be ushered to a table to dine on ...

Night of a Thousand Stars Diversity Committee's Community Tree Lighting Set for Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

December 2, 2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Night of a Thousand Stars Diversity Committee's Community Tree Lighting Event is set for Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at Centennial Park in New Providence.

Entertainment includes Al Elefante, the Chatham Brass Quintent and the New Providence Middle School ensembles. The Lions will be serving hot cocoa donated by Prestige Diner. The Business Community is giving ...

Bramnick Teams up with Joe Piscopo to Benefit Boys and Girls Clubs

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - Jon Bramnick represents the Somerset Hills in the State Assembly, and over the years he has earned a reputation as a good lawyer and legislator.  He also has a well-known sense of humor.  In fact, he holds the title "Funniest Lawyer in New Jersey" after winning contests sponsored by the bar association at Rascals Comedy Club.

On Tuesday ...

NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Raises Close to $5,000 for CASA Bridgewater, NJ (Nove

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (NJ AAML) raised $4,857 for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey in its sixth annual holiday fundraiser, improving on its efforts in previous years. A check was presented to Liza Kirschenbaum, Esq., Associate Director of CASA, by Amy C. Goldstein, President of NJ AAML, Richard F. Iglar, ...

New Providence Wins Statewide Public Information Contest Award

November 29, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - The Borough of New Providence received the Best Print Media Award in the 55th Annual Municipal Public Information Contest, sponsored by Rutgers Center for Government Services (CGS). The award was presented at the 101st Annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City on November 17.

The awards were reserved for municipalities that produced ...

Second Mosque Case Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Bernards Twp.; Township Disputes Constitutionality

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The U.S. Justice Department this week filed a lawsuit against Bernards Township, alleging that the township violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a mosque on land owned by the ISBR in Liberty Corner. This second complaint follows a ...

Muñoz bill banning underage marriages approved by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz barring individuals under the age of 18 from marrying or entering into a civil union received General Assembly approval Monday, Nov. 21..
 
“New Jersey’s children are one step closer to no longer being victims of forced or arranged marriages. I am extremely happy for Fraidy Reiss, who advocated ...

Laurie's journey; This is the new me

November 22, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's been over a year since Laurie Liming was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It's been about the same time since the Berkeley Heights community rallied around their popular Mountain Park Teacher of the Year. There have been bake sales, t-shirt sales, Fat Blast classes, a Meal Train and the YourCaring social media page ...

ReNew Your Skin Half Price Facials This Sunday and Monday

GILLETTE, NJ - ReNew Salon and Spa has extended their hours and is offering a Sunday and Monday Half Off Facial special on Sunday, November 13 and Monday. November 14. [Mention TAPinto when booking appointment.]

Renew your skin from the summer's sun and prepare it for the cool. fall weather.

New Salon Hours of Operation:
Monday 9:30 am- 7 pm
Tuesday     ...

Overlook Medical Center Launches New, Indoor GPS App for Patients and Visitors

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System and Overlook Medical Center have launched 'Take Me There - Overlook', an innovative mobile app that helps patients and their families to easily navigate throughout the hospital. 

“'Take Me There - Overlook' also provides an all-screens solution, similar to what Google has,” says Gerard Durney, director of ...

New Providence Police Blotter

December 2, 2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On November 19, 2016, Patrol Officers responded to a Spring St. business after they reported the theft of items from inside their warehouse.  Officers conducted an investigation and charged Edwin Mercede with theft as a result of their investigation.  He will have a mandatory court appearance in Superior Court in Elizabeth, NJ.
 
On November 21, 2016, Officer ...

Serious Accident on Mountain Avenue

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Breaking News Network (BNN) which listens to police radio calls reports there is a serious car accident on Mountain Avenue involving a pole.

According to the report, CPR is in progress and police have called for backup and the County Crash Team.

A call to the New Providence Police Department produced no information.

Check back for more information.

The New Providence Police Department Participating in Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department and the New Providence PBA Local 132 are proud to announce our participation in the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program again this year.  They are collecting toys until December 10, 2016.  A collection box is located in the lobby of the Municipal Center at 360 Elkwood Avenue.  The NPPD would like to thank the New ...

Second Mosque Case Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Bernards Twp.; Township Disputes Constitutionality

November 25, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The U.S. Justice Department this week filed a lawsuit against Bernards Township, alleging that the township violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a mosque on land owned by the ISBR in Liberty Corner. This second complaint follows a ...

New Union County Transportation Master Plan Now Available

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The 2016 Union County Transportation Master Plan is now available as a free download from the Union County website, at ucnj.org/tmp.

The Transportation Master Plan identifies the conditions, challenges and opportunities involved in moving people and goods in and around Union County. It is designed to help develop strategies for meeting current and future demands on ...

The Spirit Rejoices: Concord Singers Winter Concert Set for Dec. 10

November 27, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The Concord Singers, a community women's chorus based in Summit, will present a concert of Holiday sacred and secular music entitled "The Spirit Rejoices''. Works by Bach and Elgar will be featured, as well as the Porpora Magnificat, accompanied by strings and continuo.  Arrangements of well-known spirituals, carols and Jewish songs will round out the ...

Faith Lutheran Receives Group Volunteer of Year Award

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - The Health Care Association of New Jersey has awarded a team from Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence its Group Volunteer of Year Award for the team’s work at Broadway House for Continuing Care in Newark.  The award was given at the Annual Convention of the Health Care Association of New Jersey, which took place at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.

Second Mosque Case Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Bernards Twp.; Township Disputes Constitutionality

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The U.S. Justice Department this week filed a lawsuit against Bernards Township, alleging that the township violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a mosque on land owned by the ISBR in Liberty Corner. This second complaint follows a ...

Football: New Providence Pioneers Drop 3rd Consecutive Thanksgiving Day Game to GL in 40-25 Spirited Battle

November 25, 2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Thanksgiving Day marked New Providence’s most anticipated game of the year and with a disappointing season, the Pioneers hoped to win big against their next-door rival, the Gov. Livingston Highlanders, who also ended their season on a low note with a stinging 47-7 defeat against Morris Hill Knights.

Before the game, Coach Mitch Goodstein said, “this ...

UPENN Bound: New Providence Basketball Ace, Katie Kinum, Headed to Ivy League

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence senior Katie Kinum is headed to the University of Pennsylvania to join the Quakers women's basketball team, studying at the Wharton School of Business -- and what an addition they've acquired.

It was no surprise to New Providence girls head basketball coach Cap Pazdera, who knows  that Kinum will thrive at Penn. "She has the ...

5th Grade Pioneers Knock-off Undefeated Parsippany and Advance to the Super Bowl

SUMMIT, NJ - The 5th Grade Pioneers (D Level) held on to defeat the Parsippany Redhawks last Sunday at Metro Homes/Tatlock Field in Summit. New Providence scored on their first possession and never trailed in the game. They went on to score two more touchdowns to go up 20-0 at the half. The Redhawks attempted a late comeback in the fourth quarter scoring twice. With less than 2:00 ...

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ReNew Salon and Spa Focuses on Men's Style and Health

November 28, 2016

As winter approaches, ReNew Salon and Spa is promoting hair care and men's health. 

The "look" for men has evolved and changed drastically during 2016 and carefully groomed and fashion-forward looks are the style today. At ReNew, we are changing our approach to men's style and health and promoting styling products like AG Hair's Stucco and ...

My Epic Beauty Fails

One day as I was looking around a high-end cosmetics store for a new lipstick, a “beauty expert” approached me and said that I was so stunning I should forget the lipstick, and get a lip plumper instead. At first I wondered why I needed a lip plumper if I was already so stunning. But then I thought, “Now here is someone wearing a badge that says, ‘beauty expert,’ so ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, December 4, 5:00 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Merry Fitness – A Program To Get You Through The ...

Health & Wellness

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Sun, December 4, 10:00 AM

ReNew Salon and Spa, Gillette

Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season at ...

Health & Wellness

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Sun, December 4, 11:00 AM

Providence! Integrated Health and Fitness, New Providence

Zumba Meets BollyDaZz with Paola

Health & Wellness

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Sun, December 4, 11:00 AM

Bryant Park, Summit

Ugly Sweater Family Fun Run

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

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Sun, December 4, 12:30 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Mah Jongg

Arts & Entertainment

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Summit YMCA, Summit

Mah Jongg

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Speaker Ryan Signs Lance Bill

December 4, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), Vice Chair of the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee, today joined U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan as he signed off on Lance’s  Consumer Review Fairness Act.  Lance’s consumer protection legislation passed both the House and U.S. Senate and now heads to President Obama.  The legislation will allow ...

Holiday Promotion!

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Auditions for Summit Playhouse Production of 'Defiance' Set for Dec. 6-7

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Playhouse will stage John Patrick Shanley's 'Defiance' beginning in late February of 2017, and is now hosting auditions for the production on December 6 - 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening, at the Summit Playhouse located at 10 New England Avenue. Callbacks will be held December 12. Sides will be provided for all actors at the ...

Holiday Specials for Personal Training

Stay active this winter and get in shape for the spring!  Whether you are looking for a meaningful gift or a way to get healthy, the Summit Area YMCA has a variety of options that will be sure to help you and your family reach your goals this winter season! Take advantage of our holiday personal training specials available at both the Summit YMCA and Berkeley Heights YMCA to get healthy and ...

Cures Bill Passes, Securing Lance Victories

 Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today hailed passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in the U.S. House.  Lance, the chair of the Congressional Rare Disease Caucus and a member of the Energy and Commerce Health Committee, praised the landmark bill which has been two years in the making:

“This legislation is for anyone who has lost a loved one from cancer,  had a ...

New Jersey International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Trade Unions Offer Joint Support for Jersey Central Power & Light’s Monmouth County Reliability Project

Labor leaders from six International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) trade union chapters, who represent 11,000 members across New Jersey, including 1,000 from Monmouth County, today announced their support of Jersey Central Power & Light’s (JCP&L) Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP).  

“The MCRP represents a significant investment in critical ...

JCP&L Conducting Thermovision Inspections to Help Enhance Customer Service Reliability

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is conducting thermovision inspections on 355 distribution circuits across northern and central New Jersey.  

JCP&L employees use thermographic cameras to detect potential problems on wires and other electrical equipment that cannot be observed during regular visual inspections.  The high-tech cameras are used to capture infrared ...

Chris Brown Named President at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties is proud to announce the appointment of Chris Brown to President of the 21-office real estate brokerage headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. Previously serving as Executive Vice President and General Sales Manager, Brown is a member of the company’s ownership team along with Bill Keleher, Seymour and Nancy Litwin, and Steve Janett.

Shannon's six week transformation story

Shannon just finished her 6 Week Transformation, here were her results: 

Dropped 2 Pant sizes
Energy Level went from a 2 to a 9
Confidence level from a 5 to a 9

She was very happy and satisfied with these results, but the best result was taking her focus off the scale! For years Shannon only measured her success for her health by weight loss.

When we sat down in the ...

Getting a Handle on Thanksgiving

This year, on our National Day of Thanks, I would like to express my gratitude for having hands.

We typically don’t thank our body parts because they seldom leave us.  Most of us have not experienced unfortunate accidents or suffered the horrible consequences of war; tragic events  which might cause us to lose a limb.  

Most of us take our fingers and hands and elbows ...