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Slide Show: Side Saddle At the USET

July 15, 2018

BEDMINSTER TWP., N.J. — The backdrop of historic Hamilton Farm was appropriate for a horse show that was reminiscent of a time long ago.

All the classes in the show on July 14 were ridden in side saddles. The show followed three days of Camp Leaping Horn where riders learned from top clinicians from around the world. The classes included modern as well as historic attired for ladies. On ...

Arbor Terrace Mountainside Prepares to Welcome First Residents

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Contractors and employees spent the past week polishing, training and putting the finishing touches on the interior of Arbor Terrace Mountainside. On Monday, July 16, the first residents will be moving in.

On Thursday, July 12, Senior Care Counselor Maria Owens gave TAPinto a guided tour of the three-story senior living facility which provides both assisted living ...

Chlorine Drum Rupture Shuts Down Nomahegan Swim Club in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ - A ruptured chlorine drum has forced closure of Nomahegan Swim Club on Springfield Avenue Friday afternoon.

According to a Westfield police officer on the scene, a 1,000-gallon drum of chlorine ruptured.

In addition to the swim club being closed, some area streets around the swim club near the border of Mountainside and Springfield have been cordoned off. According to one ...

Tee times, Pairings Announced for Start of Next Week’s U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Baltusrol GC in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – The USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship starts Monday.  The pairings for the first two rounds of the 71st edition were recently announced.

Monday (July 16) and Tuesday (July 17) tee times will be played on the 7,280-yard, par-71 Upper Course and at the 7,313-yard, par-70 Lower Course at Baltusrol Golf Club.

Monday, Tuesday tee times & pairings

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto New Providence has one primary focus.

You.

It might not always look that way. After all, most of our articles aren't really about you, but things TAPinto editors think you care about. Such as what the New Providence Council is doing. What's happening with New Providence's liquor licenses. And the biggest upcoming events in the ...

Lantern Hill Job Fair on July 24

Lantern Hill, and Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, will host a Job Fair on Tuesday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Union Square, 535 Mountain Avenue, New Providence, New Jersey.

Jobs available include housekeeping, line and prep cook, sous chef, dishwasher, servers and dining associate, hospitality associate (front desk), security and emergency services ...

Fireworks, Food and Family Fun at Four-day Mt. Carmel Festival, July 13-16

July 10, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. – It’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a four-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun, located at Mt. Carmel Field in Berkeley Heights.

The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 13 through Monday, July 16. Those four nights will include concerts, games, and ...

New Providence Celebrates 4th of July With Fireworks and More

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence community came together Thursday evening, ranging from young to old, in downtown NP to celebrate a belated 4th of July with fireworks to cap off a family friendly night.

South Street was closed off so that families could lounge and enjoy the amenities that were provided on the scene, ranging from Italian ice, chalking on the streets, and music ...

Celebrate the Fourth on the Fifth in New Providence with Fireworks, Music, More

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Celebrate the Fourth Of July again, tonight, Thursday, July 5, beginning at 7 p.m. Torrential rain on Wednesday, July 3, caused the borough to cancel the festivities planned for that evening and reschedule them for Thursday. The festivities on South Street begin at 7 p.m. and fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. 

The event includes ...

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July 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto New Providence has one primary focus.

You.

It might not always look that way. After all, most of our articles aren't really about you, but things TAPinto editors think you care about. Such as what the New Providence Council is doing. What's happening with New Providence's liquor licenses. And the biggest upcoming events in the ...

Lantern Hill Job Fair on July 24

Lantern Hill, and Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, will host a Job Fair on Tuesday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Union Square, 535 Mountain Avenue, New Providence, New Jersey.

Jobs available include housekeeping, line and prep cook, sous chef, dishwasher, servers and dining associate, hospitality associate (front desk), security and emergency services ...

Lassus Wherley joins Private Wealth Division at Peapack Gladstone Bank

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Lassus Wherley & Associates, P.C., a private wealth management firm, with its headquarters in New Providence and a second office in Bonita Springs, Fla., has joined the private wealth management division at Peapack-Gladstone Bank as a subsidiary,

Last week Lassus Wherley CEO Clare E. Wherley said “Nothing will change.” She and President ...

New Providence High School Student Researchers Investigate Salt Box Museum Artifacts

July 9, 2018

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Over the past two years, the partnership between the New Providence School District and the New Providence Historical Society has allowed more than 800 elementary school students to visit and explore the Salt Box museum.  Students each year are able to connect the content of their United States History curriculum to the Salt Box museum’s extensive ...

New Providence Board of Education Releases Public Statement Regarding Status and Process of Negotiations with District Teachers

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Board of Education has released the following statement regarding the status and process of the negotiations between The New Providence Education Association and the Board.

At the last meeting of the New Providence Board of Education (“Board”), we received several comments regarding the status of negotiations with the ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, ...

New Restaurant Buys ‘Pocketed’ Westfield Liquor License

July 11, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council approved the transfer of a liquor license to Westfield Hospitality LLC for its Westfield Fish & Brew Company during the council's meeting Tuesday night. The license had been bought from Jeffrey’s when it closed in 2014 and remained unused, or “pocketed,” by that owner until now.

Though the restaurant does not ...

Fireworks, Food and Family Fun at Four-day Mt. Carmel Festival, July 13-16

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. – It’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a four-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun, located at Mt. Carmel Field in Berkeley Heights.

The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 13 through Monday, July 16. Those four nights will include concerts, games, and ...

Council Rejects Only Bid for Recycling Services Because Cost Tripled – Will Rebid and Mull Options

July 6, 2018

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Borough Council members were shocked to discover the financial implications of recent changes what is accepted by recyclers in Union County, New Jersey and the nation. As the market for recyclables collapses here and abroad, the cost of recycling pick-up is quickly rising, and the number of items that will be accepted are dropping.

Earlier this year, when ...

Council Rejects Only Bid for Recycling Services Because Cost Tripled – Will Rebid and Mull Options

July 6, 2018

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Borough Council members were shocked to discover the financial implications of recent changes what is accepted by recyclers in Union County, New Jersey and the nation. As the market for recyclables collapses here and abroad, the cost of recycling pick-up is quickly rising, and the number of items that will be accepted are dropping.

Earlier this year, when ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, ...

Borough Council to Decide Whether to Fund Three-Month Demonstration To Reduce Odors, Corrosion in Sewer System

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Hydrogen sulfide creates the rotten egg smell which often is found around wastewater treatment plants. It isn’t just smelly, it corrodes concrete and steel, major components of sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants.  

At the Monday, July 16, meeting of the council, members will vote on whether to fund a three-month demonstration program aimed at ...

Arbor Terrace Mountainside Prepares to Welcome First Residents

July 13, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Contractors and employees spent the past week polishing, training and putting the finishing touches on the interior of Arbor Terrace Mountainside. On Monday, July 16, the first residents will be moving in.

On Thursday, July 12, Senior Care Counselor Maria Owens gave TAPinto a guided tour of the three-story senior living facility which provides both assisted living ...

NJ Sharing Network Recipient Honors Donor in Wedding

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Michael Strusiak, a kidney and pancreas recipient, has never forgotten his donor, Kristen Theresa O'Hara, who passed away almost 11 years ago.

In her honor, Strusiak and his bride, Lisa, chose to exchange vows at NJ Sharing Network's Landscape of Life Meditation Garden, where love and hope are celebrated and all those who gave the gift of life are ...

Slide Show: Side Saddle At the USET

July 15, 2018

BEDMINSTER TWP., N.J. — The backdrop of historic Hamilton Farm was appropriate for a horse show that was reminiscent of a time long ago.

All the classes in the show on July 14 were ridden in side saddles. The show followed three days of Camp Leaping Horn where riders learned from top clinicians from around the world. The classes included modern as well as historic attired for ladies. On ...

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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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Chlorine Drum Rupture Shuts Down Nomahegan Swim Club in Westfield

July 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ - A ruptured chlorine drum has forced closure of Nomahegan Swim Club on Springfield Avenue Friday afternoon.

According to a Westfield police officer on the scene, a 1,000-gallon drum of chlorine ruptured.

In addition to the swim club being closed, some area streets around the swim club near the border of Mountainside and Springfield have been cordoned off. According to one ...

Car Burglaries Rise, As Unlocked Cars Present Easy Targets in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- During the last two months the borough has experienced a large number of motor vehicle burglaries and the theft of one car.  All of the vehicles entered were unlocked and the vehicle that was stolen also had the key in it.

On Thursday, June 14, numerous motor vehicle burglaries occurred in the Northeast area of town on Woodbine Circle, Pittsford Way, Sherwood Drive, ...

Tee times, Pairings Announced for Start of Next Week’s U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Baltusrol GC in Springfield

July 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – The USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship starts Monday.  The pairings for the first two rounds of the 71st edition were recently announced.

Monday (July 16) and Tuesday (July 17) tee times will be played on the 7,280-yard, par-71 Upper Course and at the 7,313-yard, par-70 Lower Course at Baltusrol Golf Club.

Monday, Tuesday tee times & pairings

The ...

17 Fascinating Facts About Rutgers Athletics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond.

Here are 17 on the field and off the field things this took place this past academic year at Rutgers University:

1. Rutgers had four ...

Sports On Full Display at New Providence Sports Fair

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A recent New Providence Sports Fair meet and greet held at the New Providence Community Pool gave residents the opportunity to talk with the different organizations that offer sports programs in town.

Organizations that participated include:

Rebels Lacrosse -- Lacrosse program for girls in grades 1 through 8 who reside in the towns of Berkeley ...

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Union County’s Free Summer Arts Festival Continues July 18 at Echo Lake Park Featuring 5 Against 1

July 15, 2018

The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday July 18, with the band 5 Against 1, a Pearl Jam  tribute band, taking the stage at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

The free series, presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders,is held at Echo Lake Park during July and moves to Oak Ridge Park in Clark during August.

5 Against 1, which ...

Award-Winning Senior Art Exhibited at Freeholders Gallery

A new exhibit of award winning artworks by local artists age 60 and up is now on display at the Freeholders Gallery through August 29. Each of the 13 works received first place honors in the countywide Senior Art Exhibit held earlier this summer in the Atrium at Liberty Hall in Union Township.

“Each in their own unique way, these artists have contributed to an enriching, creative ...

Jersey Central Power & Light Program Will Enhance Reliability for Electric Customers

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) filed a four-year infrastructure plan today with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) aimed at enhancing the reliability and resiliency of its distribution system against severe weather and reducing the frequency and duration of power outages.

JCP&L Reliability Plus includes about $400 million in targeted investments ...

Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood Warnings in Effect for New Providence Tuesday Afternoon

July 3, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Union County until 2:30 p.m. and a flash flood warning until 5 p.m.

“Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding,” the service warned. “Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.”

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Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

July 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Before & After: The Contrasting Color Kitchen Remodel

July 5, 2018

Before and After

Over the years we have designed and remodeled hundreds (if not, thousands) of kitchens.  Every client and kitchen are different, which makes for a very interesting job working as a kitchen designer! But every once in a while, a kitchen comes along that really makes you stop, think, and appreciate the beauty of transformation.  One of the most rewarding experiences is ...

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Avoiding 10% Tax Penalty

Do you want access to money from your retirement accounts but aren't sure of the real costs involved?

Most retirement accounts have a set age requirement you must reach before making penalty-free income distributions, which is usually 59.5 but can sometimes be as early as age 50. If you decide to access your accounts earlier, you could face penalties ranging from 10%-25%, which is not ...

Beneficiary Forms - As Important as Your Will

As you plan for the future, don’t leave out one of the most overlooked must-do’s: naming the beneficiaries of your retirement assets. Updating your beneficiary forms ensures that the legacy you worked so hard to build will be distributed correctly. Don’t delay -- the designations on your beneficiary forms supersede those stated in your Will. 

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