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The 2018 Borough Budget Features a Sub Two Percent Tax Increase

April 24, 2018

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The 2018 borough budget, featuring less than two percent tax increase, was presented at the Monday, April 23 meeting. Councilman Michael Gennaro and Councilwoman Nadine Geoffroy provided the power point presentation.

The municipal portion of the total tax bill represents only 21.27 percent, including the local open space and library tax. County taxes have ...

Suburban Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off Lunch and Learn Series

SUMMIT, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce launched a new Lunch and Learn series last week at Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern in Summit. The lunch was sponsored by Suburban Chamber of Commerce Chairperson Marcella Gencarelli and Lakeland Bank. 

Paul Hatrak, a certified Business Coach, led the room of 30 business professionals with an interactive discussion on how ...

Kurt Steiner, a Holocaust Survivor, tells Life Story as 106th Birthday Draws Near

CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit papers from Vienna, Austria, stamped with a large “J” and “Jude,” the ...

Hope For Lauren Foundation Benefits from MAX Challenge Day of Giving 5K

UNION, NJ -  About 125 participants turned out Saturday, April 21, for THE MAX Challenge of Union, New Providence, Cranford, Watchung, Montclair and Madison Day of Giving 5K. The event, both a run and a walk, was a benefit for the Hope For Lauren Foundation. 

Lauren Liu, 14, and a ninth grade student at Kent Place School, died in October 2017, after losing a battle against depression ...

Summit College Club's Annual Book Sale Opens Tuesday, April 24

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit College Club Book Sale will be held from Tuesday, April 24 - Friday, April 29, at the American Legion, 357 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund college scholarships for deserving young women in local high schools.

The sale will feature an expected thousands of books collected by Summit College Club members. The ...

Nominate Your Mom in Skin Deep's 'Best Mom Ever' Contest

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Skin Deep Salon and Spa is having a "Best Mom Ever" essay contest. All fourth through eighth graders are invited to write an essay to convince Skin Deep as to why you think your mom is the best!

Skin Deep Salon and Spa of New Providence will read all entries submitted by April 30, 2018 and select the winners of a Signature Spa Retreat.

Entries can be hand ...

Summit College Club's Annual Book Sale Opens Tuesday, April 24

April 23, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit College Club Book Sale will be held from Tuesday, April 24 - Friday, April 29, at the American Legion, 357 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund college scholarships for deserving young women in local high schools.

The sale will feature an expected thousands of books collected by Summit College Club members. The ...

Annual Fishing Derby Returns to Oakwood Park on Saturday, April 28

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mark your calendars!  The annual Fishing Derby returns to Oakwood Park Saturday, April 28, rain or shine, from 8 to 11 a.m.  Co-sponsored by New Providence P.B.A. Local #132 and New Providence Recreation, this family favorite event is one of the borough’s “signs of spring.”

Bring your rod, reel and bait to fish for trout ...

Suburban Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off Lunch and Learn Series

April 24, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce launched a new Lunch and Learn series last week at Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern in Summit. The lunch was sponsored by Suburban Chamber of Commerce Chairperson Marcella Gencarelli and Lakeland Bank. 

Paul Hatrak, a certified Business Coach, led the room of 30 business professionals with an interactive discussion on how ...

Overlook Named 'Employer of the Year' by NJ APSE

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization with an exclusive ...

Overlook Named 'Employer of the Year' by NJ APSE

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization with an exclusive ...

New Providence 8th grader Om Desai and friends Recognized by Davidson Institute for Community Service

April 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Middle School eighth  grade student Om Desai and his friends Gyan Ghoda and Siddhant Desai, as a part of Team AIRO, are recognized as 2018 MaPD (Making a Positive Difference) by Davidson Institute of Gifted and Talented for the community activities that they have been doing.

They have been teaching younger ...

AWR Elementary School Holds its 34th Annual STEM Fair

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The 34th Annual STEM Fair was held last Wednesday evening at Allen W. Roberts Elementary School. It was a big turnout for the annual event, which was pushed from March, due to all the snowstorms. With 287 children showcasing 142 science projects, it was the biggest turnout yet for the AWR Stem Fair. It was an exciting showing of the original thinking and inventiveness of the ...

AWR Spring Fling a Huge Success

CHATHAM, NJ - Nearly three hundred Allen W. Roberts Elementary School parents, teachers and staff filled the Fairmount Country Club for the annual Spring Fling last Friday evening. Every year, this event raises money for the PTA, school events, small school projects and other necessities.

In the past, proceeds have funded the remodeling of the school library and nurse’s office, creating ...

Riedel Wine Tasting Event to Benefit the Boy Scouts of America Programs

April 16, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Boy Scouts of America and volunteer co-chairs, Dawn and Rich Buchanan of Fanwood will host a Riedel Wine Tasting on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masker's Barn located in the Watchung Reservation in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Guests will enjoy great wines using Riedel wine glasses, learn more about wines, how to pour them, the effect wine glasses have and how to ...

Starbucks Opens in Berkeley Heights, Thursday, April 12

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Starbucks opens at Embassy Suites Berkeley Heights at 250 Connell Drive in Berkeley Heights on Thursday, April 12. The hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. 

This 3,000 square foot Starbucks will be serving Cappuccino, Carmel Macchiato, Blonde Espresso, Frappuccino® Blended Beverages, among other menu favorites and it is ...

New Providence Girl Scouts Organize Town Wide Litter Clean Up and Earth Fest, April 28

April 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Girl Scout Troop 40140 is planning a New Providence Clean Up and Earth Fest on April 28, 2018 as a Bronze Award project.

The community is invited to participate in this clean up of the parks and the Earth Fest that will follow from 12 noon to 3 p.m.  There will be a recycled art contest, science exhibition, healthy food samples, and a story telling ...

Hope For Lauren Foundation Benefits from MAX Challenge Day of Giving 5K

April 23, 2018

UNION, NJ -  About 125 participants turned out Saturday, April 21, for THE MAX Challenge of Union, New Providence, Cranford, Watchung, Montclair and Madison Day of Giving 5K. The event, both a run and a walk, was a benefit for the Hope For Lauren Foundation. 

Lauren Liu, 14, and a ninth grade student at Kent Place School, died in October 2017, after losing a battle against depression ...

Summit College Club's Annual Book Sale Opens Tuesday, April 24

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit College Club Book Sale will be held from Tuesday, April 24 - Friday, April 29, at the American Legion, 357 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund college scholarships for deserving young women in local high schools.

The sale will feature an expected thousands of books collected by Summit College Club members. The ...

The 2018 Borough Budget Features a Sub Two Percent Tax Increase

April 24, 2018

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The 2018 borough budget, featuring less than two percent tax increase, was presented at the Monday, April 23 meeting. Councilman Michael Gennaro and Councilwoman Nadine Geoffroy provided the power point presentation.

The municipal portion of the total tax bill represents only 21.27 percent, including the local open space and library tax. County taxes have ...

Union County Freeholder Board Reminds Seniors on New Medicare Cards

In recognition of May as Older Americans Month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds Union County’s senior adults that they will receive new Medicare cards from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this summer.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is the federal agency that runs the Medicare program. It is a branch of the US Department of ...

NWS Issues Flood Warning For Area

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -  A Flood Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service until 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. 

At 9:23 a.m. EDT, small streams throughout the region were responding to heavy rain that has been falling since the early morning hours. With more rain on the way, some of these small streams are expected to exceed their banks in places.

In addition, ...

Hope For Lauren Foundation Benefits from MAX Challenge Day of Giving 5K

April 23, 2018

UNION, NJ -  About 125 participants turned out Saturday, April 21, for THE MAX Challenge of Union, New Providence, Cranford, Watchung, Montclair and Madison Day of Giving 5K. The event, both a run and a walk, was a benefit for the Hope For Lauren Foundation. 

Lauren Liu, 14, and a ninth grade student at Kent Place School, died in October 2017, after losing a battle against depression ...

Nominate Your Mom in Skin Deep's 'Best Mom Ever' Contest

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Skin Deep Salon and Spa is having a "Best Mom Ever" essay contest. All fourth through eighth graders are invited to write an essay to convince Skin Deep as to why you think your mom is the best!

Skin Deep Salon and Spa of New Providence will read all entries submitted by April 30, 2018 and select the winners of a Signature Spa Retreat.

Entries can be hand ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...

Quarantine Lifted At Union County, N.J. Stable

April 14, 2018

WATCHUNG, N.J. — Watchung Stables can resume normal operations after two horses were sickened by the equine herpes virus and have since recovered.

The initial quarantine was initiated on March 16. after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). A few days later a second horse developed the respiratory form of the disease, according to the New Jersey ...

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Sep 28, 1935 - Apr 5, 2018
Martin F. Kellish, 82 years of age, a resident of Mt. Bethel, PA, passed away on April 5, 2018 in ...
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Mollo Named 'Telecommunicator of Year' as MVECC Honors Dispatch Center First Liners

April 22, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Communications Officer Michael Mollo is the 2018 recipient of the Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center's 'Telecommunicator of the Year' honor, as the Shared Dispatch Center Management Board and its Emergency Communications Executive Director Scott W. Ruf recognized several staff for their hard work and dedication.

Every ...

Rainwater In Electrical Box Caused House Fire Monday Morning

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – No one was injured and damage was minimal following a basement fire on Crest Road on Monday morning, April 16.

Fire Chief Mike Piana said “water came down the outside line and made it into the electrical box, which caused the fire.”  The water caused a short, which started the fire. The call came in at 7:52 a.m. and the scene was cleared by 11:30 ...

Firefighters Respond to House Fire in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Fire Department has responded to a house fire on Crest Road in New Providence Monday morning. 

Berkeley Heights Squad 2 and Tower 1 are providing a second line. Summit EMS requested to the scene.

TAPinto will update when more information becomes available.

Kurt Steiner, a Holocaust Survivor, tells Life Story as 106th Birthday Draws Near

April 23, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit papers from Vienna, Austria, stamped with a large “J” and “Jude,” the ...

New Providence Boys' Lacrosse Win 7th Straight Game, Topping Johnson On Senior Day, 12-4

April 23, 2018

 NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Behind nine goals between Joey D’Anna and Tyler Lawton, with a strong effort in net by senior Pat Trezza, the Pioneers were able to blow past Johnson on their way to their 7th straight victory on Senior Day.

Chas Cadmus, Josh Cohen, Joe Crisafi, Michael Garrity, Tyler Lawton, Tyler Palmieri, Pat Trezza, Chris Vass, and Billy Vignali were all honored ...

Boys Lacrosse: New Providences Shuts Down Vernon in 12-5 Victory

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ- The Pioneers cruised to 12-5 victory over Vernon on Thursday afternoon.

New Providence's Tyler Lawton opened the scoring in the game, but Vernon responded with a goal of their own to tie it. Lawton reinstated the lead with another goal less than a minute after Vernon scored, but yet again the Vikings found the back of the net to equalize the score. New Providence's ...

Annual Fishing Derby Returns to Oakwood Park on Saturday, April 28

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mark your calendars!  The annual Fishing Derby returns to Oakwood Park Saturday, April 28, rain or shine, from 8 to 11 a.m.  Co-sponsored by New Providence P.B.A. Local #132 and New Providence Recreation, this family favorite event is one of the borough’s “signs of spring.”

Bring your rod, reel and bait to fish for trout ...

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In London Town - NJFO Season Finale

April 24, 2018

On Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20, the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, under the baton of David Wroe, presents a magnificent 35th anniversary season finale celebration of music linked in some way to England and its great city of London.

The concert opens with Sir Edward Elgar’s exhilarating Introduction and Allegro for Strings, a work composed in 1905 to enable the string section ...

Our House 4 Miler Returns With USATF Championship Status

Our House Foundation will hold its 19th Annual Our House 4 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk on the Village Green in Summit on May 19. This year, the 4 Mile Run is a USATF All Division Championship, offering USATF runners 700 points! The race welcomes elite athletes, the casual runner, and anyone looking to make a difference by supporting adults with disabilities!

Top Sponsors include Hope Autism ...

Sharing Strength, Giving Back: Become a Volunteer Advocate for Victims of Sexual Violence

Openings are still available in the upcoming training series for Volunteer Advocates for victims of sexual violence. The sessions are scheduled twice weekly beginning on Tuesday, May 1 and continuing until Thursday, June 14.

The training is free. No previous experience in counseling is required. Volunteer Advocates work with the professional staff at Union County’s Rape Crisis Center to ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

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