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Parent Prevention Intervention: A Night of Conversation - Substance Use and Our Community

December 14, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Alliance in partnership with the New Providence Police Department hosted a Drug Awareness program at the high school on Monday as part of an ongoing series to educate the community and open discussion of the growing opioid and heroin epidemic. 

As previously reported by TAPinto, drug addiction has no boundaries and ...

Lantern Hill Residents Donate More Than $68,000 to Staff Appreciation Fund

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents of Lantern Hill, a distinctive Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence raised more than $68,000 for the community’s Staff Appreciation Fund. The annual campaign is organized each year as a way for the residents to say “thank you” to non-management hourly employees who provide a variety of resident services at the ...

Local Physician Discusses Menopause Management

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dr. Kavita Kewalramani of K Primary Care and Medical Weight Loss Center recently held a small group discussion open to the public about managing the symptoms of all stages of Menopause.

Dr. K discussed the symptoms and stages of menopause, which is a process that generally occurs over a four-year period and this is called peri-menopause. The depletion of ...

Berkeley Heights Police Looking into Possible Luring Incident Involving 12-Year Old Girl

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A possible child-luring incident occurred near Columbia Middle School on Wednesday morning. A 12-year old girl was approached by an unknown man on the Columbia Avenue cul-de-sac at approximately 8 a.m. The man was driving a black Nissan-type vehicle bearing unknown NJ license plates, said a statement by the Berkeley Heights Police ...

New Providence Police Warn Of Spike in Car Burglaries, Auto Thefts in area

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police Warn that they are seeing a spike in motor vehicle burglaries and auto thefts in the surrounding areas of late.  Please be vigilant about locking your cars and bringing the keys in your house.  Also, if you have anything of value in your car, bring it in the house with you. 

The Police Blotter For Dec. 8 includes the following ...

Local Mom Overcomes Gym Intimidation at Body Restoration; Box Gym Isn't for Everyone

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Do you feel like you're not fit enough to go to the gym? Do you fear judgment by others  --  or do you just feel like you don't belong at the gym? 

Elisa Probst, a local mother of three, found herself at the point where she needed to do something about her weight. "I have done just about everything," she said ...

Don't Miss These Garden State Holiday Light Delights

December 11, 2017

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood.

Jenkinson’s Sea of Lights - Summer isn’t the only time to hit the boardwalk in ...

Santa Claus Is Big Hit at the New Providence Firehouse

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Though the weather outside was frightful this Saturday afternoon, the New Providence Firehouse was toasty and warm, decked out for the holiday season and filled with children and parents waiting to have a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and ask for the gifts they are wishing for this year. There were cookies and hot cocoa and coffee, all provided by the New Providence ...

NJ Intergenerational Orchestra's Annual Family Holiday Concert on Dec. 17

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will continue its 2017-2018 season with its annual Family Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec.17. The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. at New Providence High School, and will feature performances from all three of NJIO’s orchestral ensembles and special guests. Admission is free, but donations gratefully ...

Lantern Hill Residents Donate More Than $68,000 to Staff Appreciation Fund

December 14, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents of Lantern Hill, a distinctive Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence raised more than $68,000 for the community’s Staff Appreciation Fund. The annual campaign is organized each year as a way for the residents to say “thank you” to non-management hourly employees who provide a variety of resident services at the ...

Rutgers to raise minimum wage to $11 an hour for student workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising the campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour, university president Robert Barchi announced in a campus-wide email on December 11.

The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops​ (RUSAS)​, wh​ich ha​s​ been campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

Right now, the ...

Suburban Chamber of Commerce Installs New Officers and Board at Holiday Party

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce elected its 2018 Board of Directors and Officers at its annual holiday party on Wednesday evening at CWI.design in New Providence. 

Outgoing Chair Mike Shapiro, founder and CEO of TAPinto, thanked the 2017 Directors and Officers for their service and the Chamber membership for their support.  He discussed a series ...

Parent Prevention Intervention: A Night of Conversation - Substance Use and Our Community

December 14, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Alliance in partnership with the New Providence Police Department hosted a Drug Awareness program at the high school on Monday as part of an ongoing series to educate the community and open discussion of the growing opioid and heroin epidemic. 

As previously reported by TAPinto, drug addiction has no boundaries and ...

Somerville Professor Authors Book on Racism

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Dr. Karen Gaffney, a borough resident and professor of English at Raritan Valley Community College, has authored a book on the history of racism.

"Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox," published by Routledge, offers an accessible, introductory guide to race and racism. The 214-page book also includes “tools for action” for ...

Union County College to Host Healthcare Job Fair on Dec. 13

PLAINFIELD, NJ – If you are interested in working in the healthcare field, visit Union County College’s Plainfield Campus (232 East Second St.) on Dec. 13, 2017.

A Healthcare Job Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in UCC's Logos Building. This employment opportunity is being hosted by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training ...

American Legion's Tastiest Holiday Tradition Offers Classic Home-Baked Favorite Cookies by the Thousands

December 12, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence American Legion Post 433 annual Cookie Walk, in its ninth year, is always one of the tastiest of holiday events drawing a large crowd on a snowy Saturday afternoon. The guests chose cookies from the wide selection of home-baked favorites. Proceeds benefit  the Christopher B. Cosgrove III USMC Memorial Fund which help to pay for necessary ...

Cookie Palooza: Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies by Debbie Mikijanic

Ingredients

¾ c margarine, softened
​​​½ teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar​​​
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg
​​​​​½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ cup molasses​​​​½ ground ginger
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour​​
2 teaspoons baking soda
​​½ cup white sugar for rolling

In a medium bowl, mix ...

Cookie Palooza: Ukranian Pizzelles

Ukrainians do not tend to follow recipes exactly, preferring to uniquely customize recipes according to personal taste, preference and mood.

Christine Morgan's “interpretation” of Ukranian Pizzelles 

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
2-3 teaspoons baking powder
3 large eggs
1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup purified sweet butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons whole anise ...

The 118th Annual Christmas Bird Count Starts This Week

December 12, 2017

 

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This year’s Christmas Bird Count is about to begin—and the data you report has a real and measurable effect on the course of conservation. 

One of Audubon’s signature programs, the CBC has collected more than a century’s worth of community observations that provide a foundation for large-scale conservation action. When the American ...

Lantern Hill Residents Donate More Than $68,000 to Staff Appreciation Fund

December 14, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents of Lantern Hill, a distinctive Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence raised more than $68,000 for the community’s Staff Appreciation Fund. The annual campaign is organized each year as a way for the residents to say “thank you” to non-management hourly employees who provide a variety of resident services at the ...

New Providence PBA Holds a Community Blood Drive on Friday, Walk-ins Welcome

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence PBA Local 132 is hosting a Community Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15, at the Police Department, 360 Elkwood Ave. 

Give the gift of life this holiday season! To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-933-2566, or follow the link  to sign up on line. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Please bring ID with a signature or photo and your ...

American Legion's Tastiest Holiday Tradition Offers Classic Home-Baked Favorite Cookies by the Thousands

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence American Legion Post 433 annual Cookie Walk, in its ninth year, is always one of the tastiest of holiday events drawing a large crowd on a snowy Saturday afternoon. The guests chose cookies from the wide selection of home-baked favorites. Proceeds benefit  the Christopher B. Cosgrove III USMC Memorial Fund which help to pay for necessary ...

Shared Service Agreement Adds Summit to New Providence Court System

December 10, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council authorized a Shared Service Agreement with Summit regarding the operation of a shared municipal court at its Monday, Dec. 4 meeting. Councilman Robert Munoz explained that New Providence and Berkeley Heights already have a joint court agreement. Summit will be added to the system as of December 2017.

The council also appointed Jessie Parisi as the ...

Berkeley Heights Police Department Investigates Complaint Against Dispatcher About Hang Ups on Two 911 Calls

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Police Department recently conducted an Internal Affairs Investigation of the way in which a police dispatcher handled a 911 call after receiving a complaint from a retired Maryland State Trooper that the 911 dispatcher hung up on him twice.

The caller was a former Virginia State Police Officer and Maryland State Trooper Reginald Garrett. He attended the ...

Residents, Patrons Raise Traffic and Noise Concerns

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Traffic safety issues once again brought a number of residents and parents whose children attend the Indigo Gymnastics Center to the Monday, Dec. 4 council meeting. This time the cause of alarm is that a new company with potential truck traffic is planning to move in the 705 Central Avenue Location. Both the Summit Speech School and the Indigo Gymnastic Center ...

Parent Prevention Intervention: A Night of Conversation - Substance Use and Our Community

December 14, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Alliance in partnership with the New Providence Police Department hosted a Drug Awareness program at the high school on Monday as part of an ongoing series to educate the community and open discussion of the growing opioid and heroin epidemic. 

As previously reported by TAPinto, drug addiction has no boundaries and ...

Local Physician Discusses Menopause Management

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dr. Kavita Kewalramani of K Primary Care and Medical Weight Loss Center recently held a small group discussion open to the public about managing the symptoms of all stages of Menopause.

Dr. K discussed the symptoms and stages of menopause, which is a process that generally occurs over a four-year period and this is called peri-menopause. The depletion of ...

Local Mom Overcomes Gym Intimidation at Body Restoration; Box Gym Isn't for Everyone

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Do you feel like you're not fit enough to go to the gym? Do you fear judgment by others  --  or do you just feel like you don't belong at the gym? 

Elisa Probst, a local mother of three, found herself at the point where she needed to do something about her weight. "I have done just about everything," she said ...

Senate Bill Would End NJSPCA's Powers To Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

December 12, 2017

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, would call for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for ...

Senate Bill Would End NJSPCA's Powers To Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

December 12, 2017

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, would call for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for ...

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil in Summit Dec. 13 to Remember Lives Lost, Call for Greater Gun Violence Prevention

SUMMIT, NJ - On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, congregations in the Summit community will partner to hold a candlelight vigil calling for gun violence prevention. The public event will be held December 13, beginning at 6 p.m., at Congregation Ohr Shalom in Summit.

The vigil commemorates the lives lost on December 14, 2012, when a gunman ...

Obituaries

Frank Bottone died on Nov. 9, 2017, in the hospice unit of St. Barnabas Hospital, following a ...
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Parent Prevention Intervention: A Night of Conversation - Substance Use and Our Community

December 14, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Alliance in partnership with the New Providence Police Department hosted a Drug Awareness program at the high school on Monday as part of an ongoing series to educate the community and open discussion of the growing opioid and heroin epidemic. 

As previously reported by TAPinto, drug addiction has no boundaries and ...

Berkeley Heights Police Looking into Possible Luring Incident Involving 12-Year Old Girl

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A possible child-luring incident occurred near Columbia Middle School on Wednesday morning. A 12-year old girl was approached by an unknown man on the Columbia Avenue cul-de-sac at approximately 8 a.m. The man was driving a black Nissan-type vehicle bearing unknown NJ license plates, said a statement by the Berkeley Heights Police ...

New Providence Police Warn Of Spike in Car Burglaries, Auto Thefts in area

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police Warn that they are seeing a spike in motor vehicle burglaries and auto thefts in the surrounding areas of late.  Please be vigilant about locking your cars and bringing the keys in your house.  Also, if you have anything of value in your car, bring it in the house with you. 

The Police Blotter For Dec. 8 includes the following ...

$37,500 of Food Collected for the Needy by Boy Scouts, Then Delivered by Faith Lutheran Church Volunteers

December 10, 2017

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Saturday, Nov. 18, eighty-three members of Faith Lutheran Church and thirty-seven members of the New Providence community gathered at Faith to sort and pack $37,500 of canned and packaged food for the needy.  The food filled 743 boxes. 

During the prior weekend Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts distributed bags to the doorsteps of the ...

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil in Summit Dec. 13 to Remember Lives Lost, Call for Greater Gun Violence Prevention

SUMMIT, NJ - On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, congregations in the Summit community will partner to hold a candlelight vigil calling for gun violence prevention. The public event will be held December 13, beginning at 6 p.m., at Congregation Ohr Shalom in Summit.

The vigil commemorates the lives lost on December 14, 2012, when a gunman ...

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and School Announces The Rev. Dr. Daniel Gunn as Priest-in-Charge

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and School, at 419 South Street, is pleased to announce the appointment of The Rev. Dr. Daniel Gunn as Priest-in-Charge.  Father Daniel, as he likes to be called, celebrated his first service at St. Andrew’s on Nov. 19.

Fr. Daniel comes to New Providence after serving as Assistant Rector of Christ Church ...

Girls Basketball: New Providence Pioneers Looking To Reset This Season

December 13, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - One year after advancing to the Central Jersey Group 2 semifinal round, the New Providence girls basketball team is set to hit the hardwood. Last season, the Pioneers rode a talented senior class to a 23-6 record and one of the best seasons in head coach Cap Pazdera’s tenure at the school.

Pazdera will be charged with finding a way to replace last year’s senior ...

New Providence Athletes Honored At County Girls Soccer Awards Ceremony

UNION COUNTY, NJ - New Providence girls soccer team earned honors at the Union County Girls Soccer Coaches Association end of the season awards dinner Wednesday evening at The Westwood in Garwood.

Senior midfielder Riley Kinum and junior midfielder Alana Ponte received the 2017 First Team honors for the Mountain Conference.

Junior midfielder Olivia Faucher and sophomore forward ...

Eric Katz Appointed as Head Coach for Maccabi USA's Youth Men's Baseball Team for the 2018 International Maccabi Youth Games

PHILADELPHIA, PA –  Eric Katz, of Watchung [formally of Berkeley Heights], was appointed as Head Coach of the Youth Men's Baseball team at the 2018 International Maccabi Youth Games. Katz has been coaching youth baseball for many years and led the MetroWest JCC baseball teams to six medals between 2008-2014, including two of which were gold.

“It is a ...

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Your Doctor in Sickness and in Health

December 11, 2017

About 3 years ago, around the time healthcare was saying its last goodbyes to solo practitioners, I decided to plunge into the world of private practice and one morning announced to my family, “I am starting a new primary care solo practice.” I am an Internist of Asian Indian origin and I graduated from residency about twenty years ago. To say that my family was bewildered is an ...

New Opportunity for Women Business Owners in Union County

December 14, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds women business owners that they may be eligible for discounted loans offered by the Union County Economic Development Corporation.

UCEDC has been named the exclusive New Jersey lending partner for discounted loans available to women-owned businesses, through a grant from the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program. The ...

Union County College’s Board Member Zimmermann Named to NJCCC Executive Committee

CRANFORD - Union County College is pleased to announce that Mary M. Zimmermann, former Chair of the Union County College Foundation Board and member of the College’s Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, was elected to the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges on Nov. 20, 2017.

The members of the Executive Committee represent the New Jersey Council of ...

Free Spousal Bereavement Support Group Begins January

SUMMIT, NJ — Starting Tuesday, January 9, SAGE Eldercare will offer a free bereavement support group for people age 60 and older who have lost a spouse in the last year. 

The support group will be led by Licensed Clinical Social Worker Kathy Larkin, SAGE’s InfoCare Manager, and provide the opportunity to understand the grieving process, gain emotional support, and share ...

Rutgers University-NewarkChancellor Coming to Interweave

SHORT HILLS, NJ- Interweave is pleased to announce that Dr. Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark, author and renowned social psychologist, will speak at Interweave on Monday, December 18 at Christ Church in Short Hills.  In "After Charlottesville," Dr. Cantor will bring a valuable historical perspective to help put into context the disturbing ...

Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township Welcomes All to Advent and Christmas Eve Services

 

The Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, located at 240 Southern Boulevard,   invites all community members to join the congregation for both its regular and special worship services leading up to Christmas. These include:

Sunday, Dec. 17, 9:45 and 11:15 AM – Lessons and Carols

A unique, family-friendly service that combines beautiful Christmas music ...

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Announces 2018 Musical Theater Company Members

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) announced today that 10 students have been chosen for its advanced Musical Theater Company: Alysa Ali, 13, of Watchung; Kate Bloom, 11, of Westfield; Sara Bolden, 12, of Berkley Heights; Payton Buckley, 11, of Berkley Heights; Mariam Contractor, 13, of Watchung; Paloma Di Falco, 13, of New Providence; Sarah Duong, 10, of ...

Freight Train Derailment in Union

December 8, 2017

UNION, NJ - A freight train derailed in Union at about 2:15 p.m. this afternoon.

Preliminary details indicate that the train derailed past the Union Train Station.  According to Township of Union Business Administrator, the freight train contained 141 cars.  Eight were involved in the derailment.  Information on the contents of the freight cars are not yet ...

ConRail Working on Track Clean Up Following Friday's Derailment in Union; Train Service Still Suspended

December 9, 2017

UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union.

“There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of the tracks from the Roselle Park line all the way through ...

Rutgers to raise minimum wage to $11 an hour for student workers

December 12, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising the campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour, university president Robert Barchi announced in a campus-wide email on December 11.

The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops​ (RUSAS)​, wh​ich ha​s​ been campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

Right now, the ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, December 15

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

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Fri, December 15, 10:30 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer with Kathy

Health & Wellness

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Fri, December 15, 12:00 PM

New Providence Police Department, New Providence

Community Blood Drive Hosted by New Providence ...

Giving Back

Fri, December 15, 5:00 PM

West Orange

Holiday Lights Spectacular

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

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Fri, December 15, 7:30 PM

Renaissance Church, Summit Opera House, Summit

The Light of Christmas: A Night of Music

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Sat, December 16

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

The Mommy's Review - Coco

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic ...