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Somerville: Works by Artist with Autism Featured at Gallery on Main

April 29, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gallery on Main is commemorating Nationall Autism Awareness Month with an exhibition of artwork by James Hogarth, an artist with autism.

Hogarth is the featured guest at a meet-and-greet and sale of his artwork at Gallery on Main, 30 West Main St., from noon-3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.

Original pieces as well as note cards and prints of Hogarth’s artwork will be ...

'Violet - the Musical' Blooms at Summit Playhouse Starting May 5

SUMMIT, NJ - The award-winning musical "Violet" will take the Summit Playhouse stage starting May 5. "Violet" tells the story of a young woman'’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Recently revived on Broadway starring Sutton Foster, “Violet” features Jeanine Tesori’s score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American roots to ...

Westfield Native Andrew McCarthy Talks About His New Book, 'Pretty in Pink' & Coming Home

WESTFIELD, NJ – Though he may best be known as Blane McDonough from the John Hughes classic “Pretty in Pink,” actor/director/writer Andrew McCarthy is, as he says, always moving onward.

McCarthy, 54, recently released his first young adult novel, “Just Fly Away.” The novel tells the story of Lucy, a 15-year-old girl who discovers her father had an affair eight ...

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 High's Ashima Agarwal named a semifinalist in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

April 26, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Ashima Agarwal, a graduating senior at New Providence high School has been named one of 722 semifinalists in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from nearly 5,100 candidates expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2017.

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 53rd year, is one of the highest ...

The New Providence Alliance Shines a Spotlight On Parental Consequences of Teen Drinking with New Slogan

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - This past February, the New Providence Alliance to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Abuse held a school-wide search for a slogan.  The idea was for students to come up with a brief, creative slogan or tagline to spread awareness and encourage an end to underage drinking. The winner was to receive an award of one hundred dollars.  They received over 40 entries, and out of ...

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 ...

Union County Gubernatorial Candidates Forum Held in Springfield: “To Build a Thriving New Jersey”

April 28, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Union County Gubernatorial Candidates Forum held at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Springfield on April 25 focused on affordable housing.  The event was called “The Union County Candidates and Community Leader’s Forum to Build a Thriving New Jersey”.

All gubernatorial candidates were invited to speak or send a representative. The ...

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Available May 1

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Vote-By-Mail ballots will be available beginning on Monday, May 1, for the 2017 Primary Election, to be held on Tuesday, June 6, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced April25.

“New Jersey will select its first new governor in eight years this November, and the June 6 Primary Election is a critical step in that process,” said Rajoppi. “Vote-By-Mail ...

Tapinto Hillsborough Editor Rod Hirsch Moderates Democratic Gubernatorial Forum April 26

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 ...

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 ...

Love for Courtney – Downtown Beautification Event Planned

April 28, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – A borough resident is spearheading a community Day of Service in memory of her niece Courtney Wilczewski, who died tragically at the age of 22. The event is scheduled for May 13 and it is organized by Jeanne Lawton, Courtney ‘s maternal aunt.

Courtney passed away from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Connecticut two years ago on May 26, 2015.

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

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 ...

Love for Courtney – Downtown Beautification Event Planned

April 28, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – A borough resident is spearheading a community Day of Service in memory of her niece Courtney Wilczewski, who died tragically at the age of 22. The event is scheduled for May 13 and it is organized by Jeanne Lawton, Courtney ‘s maternal aunt.

Courtney passed away from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Connecticut two years ago on May 26, 2015.

Konica Minolta Supports American Red Cross Giving Day to Improve the Health and Wellness of Families

FAIRFIELD, NJ – Today, Wednesday, April 26 is American Red Cross 2017 Giving Day and Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. has stepped forward as a community supporter. 

Red Cross Giving Day is a one-day event on Wednesday, April 26, designed to rally people in New Jersey and nationwide to support the Red Cross as it meets its critical and lifesaving mission of helping ...

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

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 ...

Love for Courtney – Downtown Beautification Event Planned

April 28, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – A borough resident is spearheading a community Day of Service in memory of her niece Courtney Wilczewski, who died tragically at the age of 22. The event is scheduled for May 13 and it is organized by Jeanne Lawton, Courtney ‘s maternal aunt.

Courtney passed away from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Connecticut two years ago on May 26, 2015.

Council Discusses Administration and Regulations of Grant Projects

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Although federal and state grants are welcome perks for funding many needed projects, the borough is facing strict and often costly requirements on how those projects are managed. The Borough Council discussed some of the “red tape” mandates at its Monday, April 24 meeting.

The issue came up when Councilman Jim Madden read a resolution for a change order for ...

Endless Road Work: Mayor Morgan Asks for Patience

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan asked for residents’ patience when it comes to the ongoing road work in the borough. “It is extremely frustrating,” he said at the Monday, April 24 council meeting.

The Central Avenue road work project between South Street and the Chatham Township line has been delayed due to water main and gas pipe work. The road paving will ...

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, ...

New Providence Police Blotter, April 27, Includes Charges for CDS - Marijuana, Possible Heroin

April 27, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Thursday, April 20, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Cpl. Steve Opalewski was on patrol in a borough park when he encountered parked vehicles in the parking lot after the park was closed.  

Upon investigation, Cpl. Opalewski located four individuals within the cars and he could detect the strong odor of marijuana coming from both of the vehicles.  During the ...

The New Providence Alliance Shines a Spotlight On Parental Consequences of Teen Drinking with New Slogan

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - This past February, the New Providence Alliance to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Abuse held a school-wide search for a slogan.  The idea was for students to come up with a brief, creative slogan or tagline to spread awareness and encourage an end to underage drinking. The winner was to receive an award of one hundred dollars.  They received over 40 entries, and out of ...

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

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 ...

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 Girls and Boys Lacrosse Teams Dominate in Rain Soaked Victories

April 26, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The weather - wet and windy - was certainly an issue although it seemed to affect only the fans in the stands who were soaked to the bone by the end of the lopsided New Providence  boys and girls lacrosse victories on Tuesday.

The Lady Pioneers seemed to revel in the conditions as they powered past Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 17-8, behind 8 goals by freshman ...

New Providence Pioneers' Weekly Varsity Highlights and Schedule

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 ...

How about Enjoying New York this Weekend?

April 28, 2017

TAPinto Travels is going to switch it up for you this weekend, because we have been forgetting the best visit of them all:  New York City and State.  Here are three activities that are guaranteed not disappoint.

If you liked Hunger Games -- and we're not talking about your New Year's diet -- then you probably always wanted to shoot a nifty bow and arrow like Katniss ...

NJ State Bicycle Championships Event Returns to Plainfield

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 ...

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Take Your Child to Work Day: Viventium Edition

April 26, 2017

Kids say the funniest things, don’t they?  In honor of Take Your Child to Work Day, we asked some of our employees’ kids about Viventium, human capital management, and what it’s like to work in an office. We were hoping they might have some good payroll and HR insights…and we were not disappointed with their answers!  Check out what our kids had to say about the ...

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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Sat, April 29, 7:00 AM

Providence! Integrated Health and Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity with Kathy

Health & Wellness

Sat, April 29, 8:00 AM

Peck School, Morristown

State Council of New Jersey Junior Leagues Get On ...

Education Giving Back

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Sat, April 29, 9:00 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

AARP Driver Safety Class

Education

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Sat, April 29, 9:00 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Run Better, Run More Clinic

Education Giving Back Health & Wellness Sports

Sat, April 29, 10:00 AM

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, New Brunswick

Rutgers Day - Zimmerli Activities

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, April 29, 10:00 AM

American Legion Post, #433, New Providence

Summit College Club Book Sale

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Other

Elizabeth Coalition Announces Honorees for Annual Benefit for Homeless and At-risk Youth

April 29, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ ---The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless has announced their 2017 annual reception, affectionately titled “There’s No Place Like Home,” on Wednesday, May 17 at the Grand Summit Hotel in Summit, NJ. Proceeds from the event will go towards Bernice’s Place, an after-school and summer program for homeless and at-risk children. Honorees include: Catherine ...

Concord Singers Spring Present 'American Potpourri' Concert May 13

SUMMIT, NJ - Something to please any musical palate -- including a lively mix of Broadway tunes, folk songs, American standards and spirituals by composers and arrangers as varied as Rogers and Hammerstein, Gwyneth Walker, Morton Lauridsen, Cole Porter, and Pete Seeger -- will be on the menu of songs when the Concord Singers present its spring concert, “An American ...

Two New Providence Artists Among 49 NJ Students to Win National Recognition in Art

Licheng Yang and Maya Bagish of New Providence are among the national winners of the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards announced by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. This is the country’s longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative teens in grade 7–12. The Northern New Jersey region had 49 ...

Lantern Hill Hosts Coco Chanel Themed Ladies Luncheon and Pop-Up Boutique

On April 25, Lantern Hill hosted a Coco Chanel themed ladies luncheon for more than 15 residents. At the special gathering, the stylish women wore costume pearls and dined on Caesar salad, grilled cheese and soup du jour at Lantern Hill’s Chef Table’s Restaurant as French bistro music played in the background.

Following the luncheon, Linda Tribuna from TMC Boutique in New ...

Families Invited to Participate in Open House at Watchung Reservation on May 13

Mountainside, NJ – April 24, 2017 – All families in the area are invited to attend “Watchung Day,” a bi-annual interactive family festival taking place on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Watchung Reservation. Last fall the event attracted more than 100 local youth and their families. Activities offered include: BB, archery, outdoor cooking, STEM fun, ...

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 ...

Animal Husbandry

My wife and I are in disagreement.

 

She says she has trained our cat to sit on command.

 

I say the cat has trained her to dole out treats.

 

Unfortunately, like a good conspiracy theory, nothing can be definitively proved.  

 

“Sit!” she commands standing above our cat holding a small treat in her hand.  The treat has catnip in ...

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 ...