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Girls Soccer: New Providence Falls to Gov. Livingston 5-0

September 21, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ-  The Governor Livingston Highlanders girls varsity soccer team took to the road to continue their success of the early point of the season against their crosstown rivals, the New Providence Pioneers.

The Lady Highlanders took an early lead on a goal from sophomore Samantha Erickson at 19:14 of the first half. The Highlanders pressured the ...

Register for New Providence Recreation Winter Basketball

Registration is now open for New Providence Recreation Winter Youth Basketball.  Programs are available for girls and boys in grades 1 – 8.  Additional information and the link to CommunityPass™ online registration can be found at www.newprov.org/recreation.  Volunteer coaches and parent helpers are needed for all leagues.  The season begins the week after ...

New Providence Football Team Names Lucas Reiling Honorary Captain at Oct. 12 Home Game Vs David Brearley

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - As what's become a tradition over the past few seasons, the New Providence High School Football team proudly invites local youth resident Lucas Reiling to be Honorary Captain during their home game vs. David Brearley High School of Kenilworth on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Donations will be collected that evening with all funds going to ...

Boys Soccer: New Providence Blanks Gov. Livingston 2-0

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Ben Peng and his New Providence teammates were a bit frustrated after misfiring on some promising offensive first-half opportunities against neighboring rival Gov. Livingston on Thursday.

“We had a lot of chances and out-shot them in the first half, but we just couldn’t put it in the net,” said Peng. “We’ve had an issue with that all season, so ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

NPHS Football Team Hosts Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 29

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence High School Varsity Football team is hosting a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project charity during their home football game vs. Manville on Saturday, September 29 at 1 p.m.

The football team ran a very successful preseason fundraising campaign in conjunction with the Athletic Booster Club, and through the support of the community, will be ...

Luminous Hosts First Carrot Cake Off Event in New Providence 

September 19, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A warm, sunny Sunday afternoon brought a large crowd to New Providence’s First Carrot Cake Off held outdoors at Luminous Salon and Spa at 592 Central Ave. Ten contestants signed up to participate in the carrot cake contest.  Each contestant baked and displayed a carrot cake for the contest, which was then judged by attendees who were given a ticket and free tasting ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

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 ...

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 ...

Luminous Hosts First Carrot Cake Off Event in New Providence 

September 19, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A warm, sunny Sunday afternoon brought a large crowd to New Providence’s First Carrot Cake Off held outdoors at Luminous Salon and Spa at 592 Central Ave. Ten contestants signed up to participate in the carrot cake contest.  Each contestant baked and displayed a carrot cake for the contest, which was then judged by attendees who were given a ticket and free tasting ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Providence Football Team Names Lucas Reiling Honorary Captain at Oct. 12 Home Game Vs David Brearley

September 21, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - As what's become a tradition over the past few seasons, the New Providence High School Football team proudly invites local youth resident Lucas Reiling to be Honorary Captain during their home game vs. David Brearley High School of Kenilworth on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Donations will be collected that evening with all funds going to ...

NPHS Football Team Hosts Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 29

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence High School Varsity Football team is hosting a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project charity during their home football game vs. Manville on Saturday, September 29 at 1 p.m.

The football team ran a very successful preseason fundraising campaign in conjunction with the Athletic Booster Club, and through the support of the community, will be ...

Community Helps Stuff-the-Truck with Diapers for Low-Income Families

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Moms Helping Moms Foundation recently held a fun, kid-friendly Stuff-the-Truck diaper drive at the New Providence Community Pool in honor of Diaper Need Awareness Week. The event, sponsored by North Plainfield Nissan, was a huge success with community members donating 8,200 diapers for low-income families.

Mayor Al Morgan attended the event and ...

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 ...

Veterans Ride Horses Through New York City To Raise Awareness Of Suicide

September 19, 2018

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Police horses and carriage horses were not the only equines in New York City on Sept. 15 — several riders on horses in western saddles took an extended tour of the Big Apple to raise awareness about suicide among veterans.

BraveHearts, based in Illinois, took 10 veterans, a gold star father, and three support staff on a 20-mile ride through the concrete ...

Obituaries

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 ...

Girls Soccer: New Providence Falls to Gov. Livingston 5-0

September 21, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ-  The Governor Livingston Highlanders girls varsity soccer team took to the road to continue their success of the early point of the season against their crosstown rivals, the New Providence Pioneers.

The Lady Highlanders took an early lead on a goal from sophomore Samantha Erickson at 19:14 of the first half. The Highlanders pressured the ...

Register for New Providence Recreation Winter Basketball

Registration is now open for New Providence Recreation Winter Youth Basketball.  Programs are available for girls and boys in grades 1 – 8.  Additional information and the link to CommunityPass™ online registration can be found at www.newprov.org/recreation.  Volunteer coaches and parent helpers are needed for all leagues.  The season begins the week after ...

New Providence Football Team Names Lucas Reiling Honorary Captain at Oct. 12 Home Game Vs David Brearley

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - As what's become a tradition over the past few seasons, the New Providence High School Football team proudly invites local youth resident Lucas Reiling to be Honorary Captain during their home game vs. David Brearley High School of Kenilworth on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Donations will be collected that evening with all funds going to ...

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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 ...

October Events at the New Providence Memorial Library

September 21, 2018

October Events @ NPML New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave. (908) 665-0311

Oct 1 @ 7PM - Prenatal Yoga

Lisa Bruno of Yoga Essence will lead a free prenatal yoga session. Conti Room of NPML. Free.

 

Oct 1 @ 7PM & Oct 15 @ 7PM - Knitting Club

The Knitting Club meets twice this month on Monday 10/1 at 7PM, and on Monday 10/15 at 7PM.  Bring a ...

The Lord Stirling Theater Company Performs "Treasure Island" at Farmstead Arts Center in Basking Ridge October 5-14

Basking Ridge, NJ - The Lord Stirling Theater Company will perform “Treasure Island” in the English Barn Theater at the Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ. “Treasure Island” will open on Friday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances on October 6 at 7:30 p.m., October 7 at 2:00 p.m., October 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., and October 14 ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

September 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

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 ...