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Calling All Berkeley Heights Artists: Announcing the First Annual Ornament Design Contest

April 25, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Downtown Beautification Committee (DBC) invites artists of all ages to submit a depiction of the current Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex. The winning design will be portrayed on Township’s 2017 Commemorative Ornament to be sold at town events this fall. Proceeds from the sale of ornaments will support the Committee’s work.

Artists can ...

New Providence Historical Society Annual Dinner Features Talk on WASPs

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Almost 60 members and friends of the New Providence Historical Society gathered at the Murray Hill Inn & Suites for the group's annual dinner and a talk on WASPs last week.

No, not those stinging insects, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) who served during World War II. Carol Simon Levin was the featured speaker. She has researched and written about ...

New Providence Historical Society Receives County History Grant

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Providence Historical Society was awarded a $1,000.00 grant for a Community Lecture Series and workshops, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced on Thursday. 

The grant is one of 16 awarded through the 2017 Union County History Grants Program, made possible from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of ...

New Providence is 32nd Best Place to Live in New Jersey

April 17, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Borough is listed as the 32nd best place to live in New Jersey by Niche. 

The data published on the website gives New Providence an A+ as its overall ranking.  Other categories and their grades include:

Public Schools - A+

Crime and Safety - A-

Housing - B

Nightlife - C+

Good for Families - A+

Diversity - B+

Jobs - A-

Weather - ...

New Providence Historical Society Annual Dinner Features Talk on WASPs

April 22, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Almost 60 members and friends of the New Providence Historical Society gathered at the Murray Hill Inn & Suites for the group's annual dinner and a talk on WASPs last week.

No, not those stinging insects, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) who served during World War II. Carol Simon Levin was the featured speaker. She has researched and written about ...

Governor Livingston Honors Journalism Students

Governor Livingston High School recently inducted six students into Quill and Scroll, the International Honor Society for high school journalists. Quill and Scroll includes over 14,000 schools in the United States and countries around the world. The honor society was founded at the University of Iowa in 1926, by a group of journalism teachers who wished to recognize and reward worthy high school ...

Get the Facts Before the Prom to Keep Your Child Safe; Gov. Livingston High School Hosts Parent Presentation

Prom Weekend Is Coming! Get the facts...BEFORE...the prom to keep your child SAFE!

Bob Segear, Student Assistance Counselor at Gov. Livingston is hosting a  presentation on  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the GLHS Cafeteria.

Every Spring thousands of New Jersey high school students attend their school proms. Afterwards, many students head to the New Jersey ...

Tapinto Hillsborough Editor Rod Hirsch Moderates Democratic Gubernatorial Forum April 26

April 24, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ - A special gubernatorial forum will be held Wednesday at Stangl Stage, which is located at 2 Stangl Road.

Featured will be candidates for governor running for the state Democratic Party nomination in the June 6 primary.

The moderator will be award-winning veteran journalist Rod Hirsch, a Pulitzer Prize nominee with more than 40 years experience. He is the owner and editor of ...

Former Long Hill Township Mayor Gina Genovese to Run for Governor, Property Tax Reform at Center of Campaign

Former Mayor Gina Genovese, an experienced property-tax reform advocate, lifelong New Jerseyan, and longtime business owner announced on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, that she is running for governor of New Jersey.  

“I am running for governor to speak to and represent the over 50 percent of residents struggling to pay their property taxes. I am running for governor this year to force ...

Hoofin' It: Kentucky Derby-Themed Party May 6 Benefits The Connection Scholarship Fund

April 23, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ – The unique day of the year when elaborate headwear and Mint Juleps are all the rage will serve as the thematic inspiration when The Connection hosts its Kentucky Derby Party at exactly at the same time as the actual "Run for the Roses" at Churchill Downs occurs - Saturday, May 6, from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Canoe Brook Country Club.

All proceeds from ...

New Providence Historical Society Annual Dinner Features Talk on WASPs

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Almost 60 members and friends of the New Providence Historical Society gathered at the Murray Hill Inn & Suites for the group's annual dinner and a talk on WASPs last week.

No, not those stinging insects, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) who served during World War II. Carol Simon Levin was the featured speaker. She has researched and written about ...

Rockin for Autism Music Festival on April 29 Will Be a Food Fest, Too

FANWOOD, NJ -- To commemorate Autism Awareness Month, and raise awareness of and funds for autism related services, Fanwood will host the second annual Rockin’ For Autism on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at LaGrande Park (Rain date April 30). 

This year's event features a wide variety of food and beverage vendors, each of which will donate ...

End of a (Very Long) Era; Basking Ridge's Old Oak Coming Down

April 25, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This may be the first spring in 600 years that the Basking Ridge old white oak hasn't budded. 

In fact, the removal of the tree - the symbol of Bernards Township, the sentinel of the Presbyterian Church's historic cemetery, and the namesake of the nearby Oak Street School - began on Monday morning. A portion of East Oak Street directly in front of the church ...

Union County Freeholders Meetings Rescheduled After Last Week’s Water Main Break

ELIZABETH, NJ — After last week’s cancelation due to a water main break, the regular meeting of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be held this Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m., the county of Union announced Monday. The following Thursday, April 27, will then be a double meeting (agenda meeting and regular meeting).

Proposed resolution 2017-329 regarding the Watchung ...

Union County Freeholder Meeting on April 13 Canceled

ELIZABETH - The Union County Freeholders meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled.  An email has been sent out by the county, and it is noted on the website. 

Due to potential health and public safety issues caused by a water main break on Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth, tonight’s Union County Freeholder meeting has been canceled. The rescheduled date will be ...

MAX Challenge 'Day of Giving' Benefits Susan G. Komen

April 23, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A crowd came out to the MAX Challenge of New Providence and Springfield-Union "Day of Giving" mini Olympics ready to put their fitness and competitive edge to the test when they participated in some good old-fashioned fun and games for a cause on Saturday at the Playground Loop at the Watchung Reservation. Win or lose, the participants enjoyed the ...

Hoofin' It: Kentucky Derby-Themed Party May 6 Benefits The Connection Scholarship Fund

SUMMIT, NJ – The unique day of the year when elaborate headwear and Mint Juleps are all the rage will serve as the thematic inspiration when The Connection hosts its Kentucky Derby Party at exactly at the same time as the actual "Run for the Roses" at Churchill Downs occurs - Saturday, May 6, from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Canoe Brook Country Club.

All proceeds from ...

Berkeley Heights Community Pool to be Affiliated with the YMCA

The Berkeley Heights Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance on April 4, 2017 that set the terms and conditions for a 50-year lease with the YMCA.  The lease approval is a win-win for the community as it ensures that the YMCA will continue to serve the Berkeley Heights community as it has for the past 22 years, and also ensures the BHCP will continue to provide safe, ...

Milling and Paving of Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights to Begin April 27

April 21, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Roadwork is scheduled to begin on Springfield Avenue on Thursday, April 27. 

The roadwork on Springfield Avenue, which includes milling and paving, will occur at night between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. The milling will begin on April 27 and finish on April 28. Paving will require two full days and then one more day for intersections ...

Berkeley Heights Community Pool to be Affiliated with the YMCA

The Berkeley Heights Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance on April 4, 2017 that set the terms and conditions for a 50-year lease with the YMCA.  The lease approval is a win-win for the community as it ensures that the YMCA will continue to serve the Berkeley Heights community as it has for the past 22 years, and also ensures the BHCP will continue to provide safe, ...

Union County Freeholders Meetings Rescheduled After Last Week’s Water Main Break

ELIZABETH, NJ — After last week’s cancelation due to a water main break, the regular meeting of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be held this Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m., the county of Union announced Monday. The following Thursday, April 27, will then be a double meeting (agenda meeting and regular meeting).

Proposed resolution 2017-329 regarding the Watchung ...

End of a (Very Long) Era; Basking Ridge's Old Oak Coming Down

April 25, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This may be the first spring in 600 years that the Basking Ridge old white oak hasn't budded. 

In fact, the removal of the tree - the symbol of Bernards Township, the sentinel of the Presbyterian Church's historic cemetery, and the namesake of the nearby Oak Street School - began on Monday morning. A portion of East Oak Street directly in front of the church ...

Get the Facts Before the Prom to Keep Your Child Safe; Gov. Livingston High School Hosts Parent Presentation

Prom Weekend Is Coming! Get the facts...BEFORE...the prom to keep your child SAFE!

Bob Segear, Student Assistance Counselor at Gov. Livingston is hosting a  presentation on  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the GLHS Cafeteria.

Every Spring thousands of New Jersey high school students attend their school proms. Afterwards, many students head to the New Jersey ...

Berkeley Heights Community Pool to be Affiliated with the YMCA

The Berkeley Heights Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance on April 4, 2017 that set the terms and conditions for a 50-year lease with the YMCA.  The lease approval is a win-win for the community as it ensures that the YMCA will continue to serve the Berkeley Heights community as it has for the past 22 years, and also ensures the BHCP will continue to provide safe, ...

Communications Officer Anna Gruber Named 2016 Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center Telecommunicator of the Year

April 16, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Shared Dispatch Center Management Board and Emergency Communications Executive Director Scott W. Ruf annually recognizes the dedicated service of Public Safety Dispatchers and presented the 2016 Telecommunicator of the Year Award to Communications Officer II Anna Gruber.

This is the Department’s first year of what will be an annual tradition of recognizing one ...

Two Charged with Burglary, more, by Berkeley Heights Police; New Providence Police Help Apprehend Fleeing Suspect

 BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A call to police by an alert neighbor and assistance from members of the New Providence Police Department led to the arrest of two people in connection with a forced-entry burglary on McMane Avenue on Saturday, April 8.

Public Information Officer Capt. Robert Deitch gave the following account of the arrests:

The neighbor called the Berkeley Heights Communication ...

NJ State Police 2017 Trooper Youth Week Applications Available

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week is an educational program that presents simulated law enforcement programs for both male and female students who have completed their junior year and are entering their senior year of high school.

The first Trooper Youth Week summer program was in 1965 when the New Jersey State Police saw an opportunity to develop a program to ...

Prominent Hillsborough Real Estate Appraiser Appointed to NJ Sharing Network Board

April 17, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The NJ Sharing Network has appointed Victor DiSanto of Hillsborough to its Foundation Board of Trustees.

The organization’s mission is to of save lives through organ and tissue donation. DiSanto's son Joseph received a heart transplant over 10 years ago.

The Foundation Board of Trustees continues to create strategic initiatives to support the ...

End of a (Very Long) Era; Basking Ridge's Old Oak Coming Down

April 25, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This may be the first spring in 600 years that the Basking Ridge old white oak hasn't budded. 

In fact, the removal of the tree - the symbol of Bernards Township, the sentinel of the Presbyterian Church's historic cemetery, and the namesake of the nearby Oak Street School - began on Monday morning. A portion of East Oak Street directly in front of the church ...

Cardinal to Hold Mass, Town Hall at St. James the Apostle

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Joseph Cardinal Tobin, newly installed Archbishop of Newark, will celebrate a mass of the deanery for the six parishes of Deanery 22 on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., at St. James the Apostle Church, 45 South Springfield Ave Springfield. In addition to St. James, St. Rose of Lima in Short Hills, Our Lady of Peace in New Providence, Our Lady of Lourdes in Mountainside, Little ...

New Deals for Old Wheels

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence will be collecting second-hand bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 22.

The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals For Progress, an organization which annually recycles 6,000 bicycles for persons in developing countries.  Bikes may be dropped off at ...

New Providence Pioneers' Weekly Varsity Highlights and Schedule

April 22, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence weekly Varsity Pioneer Highlights for the week ending April 21 showcases the baseball team improving to 5-5 on the season with wins over Johnson, Bound Brook and Dunellen; boys lacrosse won two of three games played; girls lacrosse dropped a close matchup against Roxbury; and boys tennis improved to 3-3 behind 4-1 victories ...

Baseball: New Providence Wins Second Straight, 5-2, Over Johnson

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence baseball team won its second in a row to improve to 3-4 behind Saturday's 11-5 victory over Rahway and getting by Arthur L. Johnson, 5-2, on Monday. 

In Monday's game, the Pioneers’ Michael Magnani went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a single, and three RBI to lead New Providence to a 5-2 win. William Faucher went 4-for-4 ...

Cumiskey Leads Way: New Providence Girls Lacrosse Soars Past Villa Walsh 17-3

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Continuing in her leading ways, freshman Kaitlyn Cumiskey led the Pioneers with 7 game goals, 3 assists and recorded 3 ground balls in the 17-3 rout over Villa Walsh on Tuesday. With this win, New Providence improves to 3-1.

New Providence spread the scoring around throughout the game, as six different players found the back of the net. Samantha Scott, Iris Kaloshi and ...

NJ State Bicycle Championships Event Returns to Plainfield

April 24, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Bicycle Championships will return to Plainfield's Queen City for a second year, with races on Sunday, May 7th that leave from City Hall.

All levels can participate, from professional cyclists to amateur riders.  A public safety challenge will include Plainfield police, firemen and other public safety officials, and juniors and kids will be able to ...

No Saturday Plans! Check out a Nat Geo Photographer in His Natural Setting

So it is Saturday morning, you're exhausted and you still want to take your family to something fun this weekend.  

Well, we think a visit to the Paul Nicklen Art Gallery in Soho is a must do.

Why you ask?  Well for starters he is the National Geographic photographer responsible for almost every Polar Bear and Penguin photo you can recall...or perhaps is on your screen ...

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Having Charity: How Volunteering Changed My High School Experience

April 12, 2017

As a member and student leader of the New Providence High School marching band, I have had the privilege of having Mr. Niedziejko as a band director, teacher and mentor. While our band is known for having much success at competitions, what Mr. Niedziejko really focused on throughout the marching band season was not how we could win, it was how we could become better people. I am sure that I am ...

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 questions to advice@skindeepsalonspa.com.

 

 

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Dear Susan: I’ve had my ...

Election Sloganeering

April 24, 2017

November seems like a long way off, but is it possible to at least hear more substantive ideas instead of recycling campaign rhetoric? Presenting a litany of a city's or state's problems (and virtues) without offering any real solutions, improvements or original ideas is somewhat embarrassing. "Keep our schools great." What does that mean?

"We need to keep taxes ...

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Bright Beginnings Learning Center To Receive Innovations in Special Education Award

April 25, 2017

PISCATAWAY--The Bright Beginnings Learning Center’s (BBLC) “Coding and Robotics Club” is one of seven programs statewide selected to receive an “Innovations in Special Education Award” for “successful, creative efforts” enabling special needs students to achieve their potential.

The BBLC “Coding and Robotics Club” entry was one of 57 ...

Kingsley and Faecher Comedy Night 'Fun' Raiser Features Assemblyman Jon Bramnick

A night of comedy and “Fun”Raising on May 12th supporting their candidates for Town Council, Jeanne Kingsley and Marc Faecher, is being hosted by the Berkeley Heights Republican Municipal Committee.

Unanimously chosen by the Committee to run for re-election, incumbents Kingsley and Faecher have provided consistent leadership; building collaborative relationships, taking effective ...

League of Women Voters hosting program on criminal justice reform

The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit is hosting a program dealing with criminal justice reform.  The program entitled "Mass Incarceration in New Jersey" will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the De Corso Community Center, 15 E. 4th Street in New Providence.

Alexander Shalom, a senior staff attorney at the ACLU-NJ will ...

The Primrose School of Berkeley Heights Presents Earth Day Gallery Walk

On April 21, 2017, The Primrose School of Berkeley Heights highlighted the creative expressions of our future scientists, technologists, engineers, artists and mathematicians. The students worked together to create displays of art using recycled materials.

These masterpieces are examples of STEAM at its best. The exposure of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math at an early age is the ...

Cancer Recovery Exercise Program at Berkeley Heights YMCA

Get back on track, revitalize and rebuild for a healthy you with Berkeley Heights YMCA’s Cancer Recovery Exercise Program.  This 6 week program offers a small group setting with exercise programs tailored to your specific needs as well providing a comfortable and supportive environment. Meet new friends and begin the journey to recovery!

Program is taught by Carol Michaels, the ...

Berkeley Heights YMCA Offers Mother’s Day Personal Training Specials and More!

As women age, metabolism slows down and it is important to become more conscientious of how we take care of our bodies. Have mom join us at the Y to receive the motivation and support she needs to become stronger and healthier today! Give mom the gift of fitness with the Berkeley Heights YMCA Personal Training Specials:  3 - one hour sessions for $187; 5 – one hour sessions for $310; ...

Who’s Writing This Anyway?

I love writing this column every month and sharing some helpful college admissions tips and tricks, but maybe you are saying, “Who is this lady who says she knows so much about college stuff?  What exactly would I hire her to do?”  Seems like it’s time for me to define “College Consultant” and explain how I help families with this process.

Briefly, I ...

April is National Donate Life Month

Union County Freeholders Christopher Hudak and Angel G. Estrada present a resolution to Michele Dabal, Sue Quiroga and Elizabeth Stamler of NJ Sharing Network recognizing April as National Donate Life Month in Union County. NJ Sharing Network, based in New Providence, is the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a ...

TAPinto Spotlight on Adams Fine Clothing in New Providence

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 Adams Fine Clothing and Tuxedo in New Providence since 1958. 

Adams is a full service ...

The Floor Plan

The Essential Flooring Primer

On its surface, sorting through all the choices available today and picking the right flooring option for the right space seems a bit daunting.

But, thanks to Cove Carpet One Floor & Home and its unparalleled selection and team of professionals, making the right choice is simple.

To get you started, here is a primer designed to get you on your way to making informed and beautiful floor ...

Good Egg Hunting

Here lies Dad In The Box.  He was a good egg.

 

I probably should have greater aspirations in life, but I suppose there are far worse ways to be remembered.   

 

Being a good egg an old fashioned, aw-shucks kind of way of saying someone is a kind-hearted person.  Maybe even honorable or generous.  At the very least, still within a likeable sell-by ...

Debate Over Bike Trails in Watchung Reservation Continue at Union County Freeholders Meeting

April 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ — Debate about the possible addition of trails for mountain biking in Watchung Reservation continued at Thursday night’s Union County Freeholders meeting. The county had asked for input regarding the trails in February, which sparked an outpouring of people into the subsequent board meetings.

A resolution regarding mountain biking had appeared on the agenda for ...