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Photos, Videos From the Joint Diversity Groups' 'MLK Celebration Jam' at the Annex

January 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The New Providence Diversity Committee and Berkeley Heights Diversity Council and the New Providence Presbyterian Church held a “MLK Celebration Jam” at the Annex on Monday, Jan. 15.

The family-friendly event drew an enthusiastic crowd of residents of both communities – adults and children – who enjoyed music, poetry readings, and reflections ...

Report: Gov. Christie Won’t Sign Cooperative High School Sports Bill Before Leaving Office

TRENTON, N.J. – The proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues will not be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie will “pocket veto” the bill, by placing it on an “action not taken list” prior to leaving office on Tuesday, according to a report by Greg ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

New Providence Police Arrest Four, Recover Two Stolen Cars

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police responding to a call from a homeowner before sunrise this morning arrested three men and a juvenile. They were charged with various crimes, including joy riding, hindering apprehension, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief, all stemming from the alleged theft of two cars.

The New Providence Police gave the following account of the ...

New Providence Resident Receives Scholarship from NJ Chinese Festival Organization

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence resident Annie Zhou, a student at Yale University, received a scholarship from the New Jersey Chinese Festival organization on Dec. 28.

The group marked 2017 as their fourth year giving the scholarships, said festival chair and Montville resident Margaret Lam. Ten students were honored with the freshman scholarship, plus two scholarships for ...

Wrestling: Owen Smith Captures Title at Union County Championships

UNION, NJ - New Providence senior Owen Smith won the Union County title in the 160 lb. weight class on Saturday at Union High School. Smith defeated Westfield's Isaiah Reese in a 3-0 decision to capture his first county title. Junior Joey Delia placed fourth in the 182 lb. weight class.

Smith recorded two pins to reach the finals. First he took down Zach Fleischmann of ...

Annabella Mack of New Providence will Perform in ‘The Wiz'

January 10, 2018

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ, - Annabella Mack of New Providence will help bring the production of "The Wiz" alive when it opens on Jan. 19. 

Front and Center for Performing Arts proudly presents, "The Wiz” by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Music and lyrics by Charles Brown and a book by William F. Brown from the story “The ...

Video and Photos from ‘You Gotta Have Art Cabaret 2018,' A Benefit for NP Public Art

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Music, dancing, a play, food, drink and a silent auction made going out on a frigid evening well worth the effort. 

The event was NP Public Art’s third annual fundraiser, “You Gotta Have Art Cabaret 2018,” which took place on Saturday, Jan. 6, at the DeCorso Center.

The evening’s entertainment began with a ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

January 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Embassy Suites Berkeley Heights to Open Mid-March: Mayor Takes Tour

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The construction of the new Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights is nearing completion and the contractors are finishing design details. Shane and Duane Connell and the Embassy Suites management invited Mayor Bob Woodruff for an exclusive "hard hat tour" of the work-in progress of the new 176 room 8-story facility and restaurant that will ...

How One Paterson Teacher Sparked an Education Revolution

January 15, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- For nearly six decades, Ms. Jane Silverstein has brought her special brand of teaching to the Paterson Public School system. As a teacher, Chair of the Science Department, and founder of the STEM Academy at JFK, she has left a distinct mark on the lives of thousands of students. But, according to some within the school, her work has had a much more far-reaching effect. 

To ...

New Providence BOE Reorganizes; Krauss and Misiukiewicz Sworn in

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) held its Reorganization meeting on Monday, Jan. 8. The first item on the agenda was the swearing in of re-elected board members Ira Krauss and Mary Misiukiewicz. The board unanimously named Adam Smith and William Dibble to continue on as President and Vice President of the BOE respectively.

Smith announced the new committee assignments.

New Providence Board of Education Meeting Rescheduled to Monday, Jan. 8

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight is rescheduled to Monday, Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the High School Media Center due to today's weather conditions.

Visit the New Providence Public School District website for school updates.

Delicious Heights Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary With "Throwback" Menu Items; Vote For Your Favorites

January 14, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In celebration of Delicious Heights' 10 year anniversary at their Berkeley Heights location, they will include "Throwback" favorites in their February menu at 2007 pricing.  Help them celebrate by selecting your favorite items to be included in the "Throwback" menu. Click here to vote for your favorite salad, appetizer, ...

Tu B’Shvat Seder Celebration Set for Jan. 28 at Temple Sinai

 

SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai will celebrate Tu B’Shvat, an ancient festival, reminding everyone of their sacred duty to renew the promise of Earth and all its bounty.

Sharing wine, fruits and song, the group will participate in a beautiful seder, after which there will be a pot-luck vegetarian dinner.  Everyone who attends is asked to contribute a dish for all to share.

Photos, Videos From the Joint Diversity Groups' 'MLK Celebration Jam' at the Annex

January 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The New Providence Diversity Committee and Berkeley Heights Diversity Council and the New Providence Presbyterian Church held a “MLK Celebration Jam” at the Annex on Monday, Jan. 15.

The family-friendly event drew an enthusiastic crowd of residents of both communities – adults and children – who enjoyed music, poetry readings, and reflections ...

New Providence Resident Receives Scholarship from NJ Chinese Festival Organization

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence resident Annie Zhou, a student at Yale University, received a scholarship from the New Jersey Chinese Festival organization on Dec. 28.

The group marked 2017 as their fourth year giving the scholarships, said festival chair and Montville resident Margaret Lam. Ten students were honored with the freshman scholarship, plus two scholarships for ...

Summit Area YMCA Hosts Series of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area YMCA is encouraging the community to get involved—in large or small ways --  to honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 15, helping to further improve where folks live, work and play through a day of justice, equality and service to others.

The Summit YMCA, the Berkeley Heights YMCA and The Learning Circle YMCA will ...

Bramnick to Media: Stop Chasing Ratings and Start Searching for the Facts

January 10, 2018

TRENTON NJ - Republican Leader Jon Bramnick used his address at the opening of the 218th General Assembly to sound a call to leaders, to the media and to the public for greater civility in New Jersey's public discourse.  The Republican Leader's comments were particularly pointed where journalists, President Trump and digital warriors were ...

Union County Manager Faella Announces His Retirement Effective March 1

 

ELIZABETH, NJ---Mountainside resident and Union County Manager Alfred J. Faella, the County’s top-appointed executive responsible for the day-to-day operations of a government that provides services to more than half a million residents, has announced his retirement effective March 1st.

Faella, 62, announces his retirement after a career spanning 25 years in City, State ...

2nd Annual Women’s March in Westfield Planned for Jan. 20

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Second Annual Women’s March in Westfield is planned for Jan. 20, organizers have announced.

“Our chief purpose in having the march in town again this year is to inspire and empower our children, to teach them to have a voice and to use it to inspire change,” said Jessica Golden Cortes, who is organizing the event with Lee McDermott Schaefer. Both are ...

Luminous MedSpa and Salon Hosts Divorce Dynasty Event Providing Resources and Tips to Jumpstart a Happier and Healthier Lifestyle

January 10, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Luminous MedSpa and Salon is hosting a Divorce Dynasty "New Year/New You" event on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at their salon located at 592 Central Ave. in New Providence.  Learn the basics of the divorce process, available options and resources for dealing with an unhappy or unhealthy living situation. At the same time, ...

Warming Centers Open in Union County; Heavy Snow Expected on Thursday, Jan. 4

UNION COUNTY, NJ--Due to the freezing weather, the Union County Freeholder Board is announcing that the County of Union, through the efforts of the Department of Human Services, Sheriff’s Office and County Police, will be opening up warming centers in the lobbies at the following locations:

The Union County Division of Social Services in ...

PHOTOS: Equines Shine At The Pennsylvania Farm Show

January 15, 2018

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg included several equine competitions including judging in-hand, under saddle, in harness plus pulling contests and demonstrations.

Sherwood’s Bruce Reigns Supreme at Draft Horse Show

BDF Storm’s Bruce, exhibited by Don Sherwood of Sherwood Grove Farms, Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, was named ...

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Frank Bottone died on Nov. 9, 2017, in the hospice unit of St. Barnabas Hospital, following a ...
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New Providence Police Arrest Four, Recover Two Stolen Cars

January 15, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police responding to a call from a homeowner before sunrise this morning arrested three men and a juvenile. They were charged with various crimes, including joy riding, hindering apprehension, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief, all stemming from the alleged theft of two cars.

The New Providence Police gave the following account of the ...

Glenside Road Continues to be Closed as PSE&G Works to Stop Gas Leak

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Work continues today to repair a gas leak at the intersection of Mountain Avenue, Glenside Road and South Street, said Berkeley Heights Deputy Fire Chief Jim Hopkins. Initial reports that there were evacuations were incorrect.

As of about noon, PSE&G was working on repairing a valve box on Mountainside at Glenside, and "the problem seems to be ...

Gas Leak at Glenside Road and Mountain Avenue Prompts Emergency Response

 

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include information from a press release from the New Providence Police Department:

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Evacuations are underway in the area of Glenside and Mountain avenues because of major gas leak in that area, according to a report from BNN.

The notice reads, “FD on scene of the same location as yesterday for a ...

Photos, Videos From the Joint Diversity Groups' 'MLK Celebration Jam' at the Annex

January 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The New Providence Diversity Committee and Berkeley Heights Diversity Council and the New Providence Presbyterian Church held a “MLK Celebration Jam” at the Annex on Monday, Jan. 15.

The family-friendly event drew an enthusiastic crowd of residents of both communities – adults and children – who enjoyed music, poetry readings, and reflections ...

Tu B’Shvat Seder Celebration Set for Jan. 28 at Temple Sinai

 

SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai will celebrate Tu B’Shvat, an ancient festival, reminding everyone of their sacred duty to renew the promise of Earth and all its bounty.

Sharing wine, fruits and song, the group will participate in a beautiful seder, after which there will be a pot-luck vegetarian dinner.  Everyone who attends is asked to contribute a dish for all to share.

Eleventh Anniversary of Menorah Lighting Marked at Faith Lutheran Church, New Providence

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, the eighth day of Hanukkah, members of four congregations celebrated the lighting of the eighth candle of the Menorah on the lawn of Faith Lutheran.  

The evening marked the eleventh consecutive year Faith and the three synagogues of Summit, Temple Sinai, Ohr Shalom-Summit Jewish Community Center ...

Report: Gov. Christie Won’t Sign Cooperative High School Sports Bill Before Leaving Office

January 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. – The proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues will not be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie will “pocket veto” the bill, by placing it on an “action not taken list” prior to leaving office on Tuesday, according to a report by Greg ...

Wrestling: Owen Smith Captures Title at Union County Championships

UNION, NJ - New Providence senior Owen Smith won the Union County title in the 160 lb. weight class on Saturday at Union High School. Smith defeated Westfield's Isaiah Reese in a 3-0 decision to capture his first county title. Junior Joey Delia placed fourth in the 182 lb. weight class.

Smith recorded two pins to reach the finals. First he took down Zach Fleischmann of ...

Girls Basketball: Summit Hits Last Minute Winner Against New Providence, 24-23

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  Summit freshman Annabella Yorio sank a late jumper that lifted the Summit High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team to a 24-23 victory at New Providence.

For the second game in a row, Summit dug themselves a deep hole after the opening eight minutes when they trailed 11-2. The visitors regrouped and put forth a strong second quarter that saw ...

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The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

January 15, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

Union County Establishes the First County LGBTQ Office in New Jersey

January 16, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has launched the new Office of LGBTQ Services. Established as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados' 2018 Moving Union County Forward initiatives, the new LGBTQ office is the first County government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey.

Operating under the new Division of Outreach and Advocacy in the Department of Human Services, ...

It's not too late to join THE MAX Challenge of New Providence

FITNESS~NUTRITION~MOTIVATION~RESULTS!
Our January 10-Week Challenge has just begun!

You've heard about THE MAX Challenge, now it's your chance to try it out for yourself!! Our members have made amazing transformations to their mind, body and spirit in just 10 short weeks! 

THE MAX is for ALL ages, shapes and sizes! If you need the motivation and support to accomplish YOUR ...

Plainfield Symphony'S 98th Season Annual Free Family Concert is “A Family Affair”

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Family Concert on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. under the baton of Maestro Charles Prince. The program, entitled “A Family Affair,” will
feature the Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey Gold Prize winner, and will also include
several surprises.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in ...

New Members are Welcomed at The Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township

 

CHATHAM TWP. - On December 3, the congregation of The Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township formally welcomed ten individuals and their families as members of the church. Joining were Julie and Thomas Bliemel, Alison and Daniel Lasher, Ally Li, Carrie and Bryan Reasons, Stacey and Chuck Schroeder, and Sarah Murchison all of Chatham.

The Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township is a ...

Take a Workshop and Learn How to Sew and/or Knit at the Berkeley Heights YMCA

The Summit Area YMCA is dedicated to providing all members of our community with opportunities to learn, grow and thrive through our programs and workshops. Learning how to knit or sew can be a life-long skill bringing people of all generations together. It also can be very gratifying to make something with your hands. This winter, the Berkeley Heights YMCA will be offering two workshops, one on ...

One Dead in Kenilworth House Fire Monday Evening

January 9, 2018

KENILWORTH, NJ – A 68-year-old women was killed in a fire at a Kenilworth home on Monday night, Detective Sergeant Jim Grady of the Kenilworth Police Department said.

The name of the victim is being held pending an autopsy, he said.

The fire was reported in a two-level home in the 200 block of North 9th Street. The downstairs resident reported the fire at approximately 6 p.m. after ...

Summit Community Forms Effort to Help Victims of New Year's Eve Apartment Fire

Where the eyes, the eyes with the will to see
Where the hearts, that run over with mercy
We take care of our own
We take care of our own

"We Take Care of Our Own" - Bruce Springsteen

SUMMIT, NJ - New Year's Eve is supposed to be time of reflection and celebration, looking back at the year that was and ahead to the subsequent twelve months -- the next stage of ...

Union County Manager Faella Announces His Retirement Effective March 1

January 9, 2018

 

ELIZABETH, NJ---Mountainside resident and Union County Manager Alfred J. Faella, the County’s top-appointed executive responsible for the day-to-day operations of a government that provides services to more than half a million residents, has announced his retirement effective March 1st.

Faella, 62, announces his retirement after a career spanning 25 years in City, State ...

Dog Dies After Being Left at PetSmart; SPCA and Family Seek Answers

January 6, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ – This is a story about Scruffles and it is not a happy one.

Scruffles was an 8-year-old bulldog, a pet loved by Danielle DiNapoli and her family. Their story has gone viral on Facebook with more than 14,000 shares and nearly 10,000 comments, leading DiNapoli to create a “Justice for Scruffles” Facebook page.

DiNapoli said she just wants answers. She ...

NJSIAA: Bills Grant Super Powers to 20 Schools; Upcoming Vote Puts Kids at Risk

January 5, 2018

As a 100-year-old, independent, private, and voluntary non-profit association serving the needs of 435 public and non-public high schools and nearly 300,000 student athletes, we have an unwavering commitment to promoting and protecting education-based interscholastic athletics. At our core, we are committed to ensuring a safe and competitive environment, while also enhancing the educational ...

Mayor's Message: A Banner Year for New Providence

It has been another banner year for New Providence. Despite the many challenges faced, we had a record number of accomplishments this year. As promised, we have focused and promoted community at every turn, welcoming many new friends and neighbors to our beautiful borough including our new residents at Lantern Hill.  We have helped foster inclusivity and promote our pioneer spirit of ...

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Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

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Luminous Medspa and Salon Kicks Off New Year with ...

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Essential Hatha Yoga

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Enrollment Night at My Gym New Providence

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Enrollment Night at My Gym New Providence

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