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New Jersey Now Reports Vaccination Data by Town; Murphy Gives Latest COVID Numbers, Says NFL Games Could Have Greater Capacity in the Fall

May 10, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15. Murphy added that the New Jersey Dept. of Health is currently ...

Girls Lacrosse: New Providence Pulls Away to Beat Bernards, 17-8

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The New Providence girls lacrosse team inched closer to the .500 mark this spring with a decisive second half on Monday.

The Pioneers broke open a three-goal game by outscoring Bernards, 10-4, in the second half for a 17-8 victory at Lieder Field.

Junior midfielder Reagan Wawzycki topped New Providence (4-6) both in scoring and in the faceoff circle. Wawzycki ...

New Providence Baseball Team Seeded 6th in Union County Tournament

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The New Providence baseball team has been seeded sixth in the Union County Tournament, which held its seeding meeting Monday night.

The Pioneers are scheduled to play at home against Union Catholic the 11th seed, in the opening round on Monday, May 17.

A total of 16 teams entered the tournament. Cranford is the top seed, followed by Union (2), Gov. Livingston (3), ...

The History of Mother's Day: One Woman's Crusade to Create a National Holiday

Have you always wondered how Mother's Day got started?  It seems as though Mother's Day should have been the first-ever holiday, no?

Watch this short video and get the real story.  Happy Mom's Day!

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Baseball: New Providence Defeats Union Catholic, 4-2

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — New Providence scored all its runs in the second inning and the pitching of James Pazdera and Liam Henn made those runs stand up in a 4-2 victory over Union Catholic Friday afternoon.

The Pioneers (6-3) erupted for four runs in the bottom of the second inning. Bobby Cushing singled with one out, and consecutive walks to Matt Demareski and Pazdera loaded the ...

The History of Mother's Day: One Woman's Crusade to Create a National Holiday

May 8, 2021

Have you always wondered how Mother's Day got started?  It seems as though Mother's Day should have been the first-ever holiday, no?

Watch this short video and get the real story.  Happy Mom's Day!

Race Unity Devotional, & Dialog on May 2: First hand account of Roma Peoples journey as a racial minority in Europe

Linda  Raedisch, New Providence resident author/contributor at Llewellyn Books, will be hosting the May Race Unity devotional and dialogue as she talks to Christina Grigore, as a transatlantic echo of the complex and painful legacies brought forth by people of color we focus this month's conversation on the traumatic journey of another racial minority, the Roma people of Eastern ...

Behind the Scenes of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The New Providence High School Drama Department is not your average drama department.  Versatile students switch from cast to pit, crew to cast, and pit to cast and every other iteration every year, and this year was no exception for the production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the 2021 Spring Musical.

In addition to the talented cast, there are two additional ...

It's a Wrap: Station House Café Closes Its Doors After 31 Years

April 30, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Customers steadily filtered through Station House Café for one last meal before Mouris Gawrgy closed his door for the last time on Friday after 31 years in business.

Mo worked seven days a week and loved his customers and the work. Station House Café will be sorely missed as the go-to spot for his loyal customers that span multiple generations. It was ...

District Reveals a Plan for Grant Funded Student Achievement Enhancement Programs

May 7, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – It has been a difficult year for children as their educational journey was upended by the pandemic and lockdown policies since March 2020. At the Thursday, May 6 Board of Education (BOE) meeting Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision, provided a presentation of the district’s plan to use the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency ...

New Marijuana and Alcohol Laws Presented to the New Providence BOE

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Chief Theresa Gazaway and Lieutenant Dan Henn of the New Providence Police Department attended the Thursday, May 6 Board of Education (BOE) Zoom meeting to provide the board with information regarding the new marijuana and alcohol laws.

Henn explained the difference between marijuana and cannabis as follows: “When the substance is bought, sold, and used under ...

Elizabeth School Nurse Wins Union County School Nurse of the Year

ELIZABETH, NJ - The first person from Elizabeth has been awarded the School Nurse of the year by Union County School Nurses Association (UCSNA). 

Marie Verdon Noonan has worked as a registered nurse with the Elizabeth Board of Education for the last 18 years, but her job has not been easy with the COVID-19 Pandemic. She stepped up and volunteered as a contact tracer for the City of ...

Girls Lacrosse: New Providence Pulls Away to Beat Bernards, 17-8

May 10, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The New Providence girls lacrosse team inched closer to the .500 mark this spring with a decisive second half on Monday.

The Pioneers broke open a three-goal game by outscoring Bernards, 10-4, in the second half for a 17-8 victory at Lieder Field.

Junior midfielder Reagan Wawzycki topped New Providence (4-6) both in scoring and in the faceoff circle. Wawzycki ...

New Providence Baseball Team Seeded 6th in Union County Tournament

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The New Providence baseball team has been seeded sixth in the Union County Tournament, which held its seeding meeting Monday night.

The Pioneers are scheduled to play at home against Union Catholic the 11th seed, in the opening round on Monday, May 17.

A total of 16 teams entered the tournament. Cranford is the top seed, followed by Union (2), Gov. Livingston (3), ...

Baseball: New Providence Defeats Union Catholic, 4-2

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — New Providence scored all its runs in the second inning and the pitching of James Pazdera and Liam Henn made those runs stand up in a 4-2 victory over Union Catholic Friday afternoon.

The Pioneers (6-3) erupted for four runs in the bottom of the second inning. Bobby Cushing singled with one out, and consecutive walks to Matt Demareski and Pazdera loaded the ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

May 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following restaurants and brewing companies are ...

It's a Wrap: Station House Café Closes Its Doors After 31 Years

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Customers steadily filtered through Station House Café for one last meal before Mouris Gawrgy closed his door for the last time on Friday after 31 years in business.

Mo worked seven days a week and loved his customers and the work. Station House Café will be sorely missed as the go-to spot for his loyal customers that span multiple generations. It was ...

Station House Cafe in Berkeley Heights Will Close April 30 after 31 Years

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Fans of Station House Cafe have two weeks to dine in, or take out their favorite breakfasts and/or lunches. Owner Mouris Gawrgy said he will be closing the doors to the local eatery after 31 years, on Friday, April 30. 

TAPinto sat down with Mo, as many customers call him, at the cafe earlier this week and learned a bit about this man who has ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Walk NP Program Offers Rewards

April 25, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - “Everyone is ready to get out of the house, and our downtown area is a perfect place to take a walk,” said New Providence- Our Community For All Treasurer, Michele Matsikoudis.   “We learned in our Livability Survey in October that our residents want to feel like New Providence is more walkable. One way to do that is to just get out and ...

Mayor's Community Update: Thank you New Providence Sustainable Committee

Great morning with our Sustainable New Providence Free Trees Give-Away in the New Providence Memorial Library parking lot. Thank you for hosting this great annual event and offering helpful information on proper sapling and planting care.

Seedlings planted today create forests for our future, help clean our air, and help improve the quality of our natural surroundings. Forests and copses of ...

Elizabeth School Nurse Wins Union County School Nurse of the Year

May 6, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - The first person from Elizabeth has been awarded the School Nurse of the year by Union County School Nurses Association (UCSNA). 

Marie Verdon Noonan has worked as a registered nurse with the Elizabeth Board of Education for the last 18 years, but her job has not been easy with the COVID-19 Pandemic. She stepped up and volunteered as a contact tracer for the City of ...

Be Part of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights, June 1, 2021 

Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell Park on Tuesday, June 1, 5:30-10pm, to help save lives from cancer. 

Due to the ...

Eagle Scout Completes Project Benefiting Older Adults in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents of the affordable apartment building for older adults in New Providence, Barabash Manor, now have a wonderful outdoor space for relaxation and socialization, thanks largely to the efforts of Thomas Horan, a Boy Scout from New Providence Troop 1.  Backed by his dad, John, his mom, Katie, and the many other helpful Scout Leaders and troop members, Thomas built an ...

New Jersey Now Reports Vaccination Data by Town; Murphy Gives Latest COVID Numbers, Says NFL Games Could Have Greater Capacity in the Fall

May 10, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15. Murphy added that the New Jersey Dept. of Health is currently ...

NJ TRANSIT Launches Partnership to Offer Free Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations. 

Novartis, a NJ based healthcare company, is the program’s lead sponsor with a commitment of $120,000 for the ...

Citing Downward Trending Numbers, Murphy Eases More Restrictions on Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor ...

Young Stroke Victim Triumphs Thanks to Overlook Neuroscience Institute's Care

May 7, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims.

Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, then 26-year-old Joe Slota outcome was one of hope, success, and triumph over a condition that ...

Be Part of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights, June 1, 2021 

Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell Park on Tuesday, June 1, 5:30-10pm, to help save lives from cancer. 

Due to the ...

Loss of Human Rights Activist Felt Across Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ -  Human rights leader Janice Caren Lilien, age 71, died peacefully in her home on May 3 after a long battle with lymphoma. She was a very active citizen of Union County, holding multiple leadership roles with human service organizations, according to her obituary posted by The Star-Ledger. 

Lilien served as the CEO for the Girl Scouts of Greater Essex and ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...

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Dominick “Chuck” Imbimbo, age 88, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Overlook ...
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Westfield PD: Burglars Creeping Into Homes to Grab Fobs, Steal Cars

April 29, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — A burglar crept into a home on Bennett Place through an unlocked mudroom door early Thursday morning, grabbed car keys from a purse there and then stole a vehicle in what is the latest in a series of similar crimes, police said.

In a Nixle message, police said an unlocked car on Golf Edge was also burglarized overnight. The incidents followed a report of an unknown person ...

Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center Honors Its Team Members

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center (MVECC), as it does annually, presented several awards to its team members during 'National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week', which occurs during the second week of April each year and honors and celebrates the work of the nation’s emergency communications professionals.

The MVECC is ...

Gary Keller, Owner of Guitar Studio in Berkeley Heights, Dies at 85

April 21, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gary Keller, owner of The Guitar Studio, a music school in Berkeley Heights, died on April 13, 2021 at the age of 85.

Keller, a long time resident of Berkeley Heights, has been giving private music lessons in NJ since 1973. He owned Keller Guitar Studios in Bloomfield and later opened The Guitar Studio in Berkeley Heights teaching electric and acoustic guitar, bass ...

Faith Lutheran Church Has New Deals for Old Wheels

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries. The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress, an organization which annually recycles 6,000 bicycles for persons in developing ...

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Help Wanted: What the Disappointing Jobs Report Means for the Recovery

Given the importance of the consumer to the economy, and the importance of employment conditions to the consumer, monthly jobs reports always command the market's attention. The April employment report released on Friday was particularly eye-catching given its sizable disappointment amid a recent string of encouraging data that have signaled the economic recovery is proceeding ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Swap your “Bad” Plants for Native Species that Add Color and Variety to the Garden

May 10, 2021

The County of Union invites all Union County gardeners to a “Native Plant Swap and Shop” event where they can trade an invasive plant from their yard for a colorful native plant. This free event will take place at the Union County Scout Camping Area in the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside on Thursday evening, June 10 from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Pre-registration is required by ...

WATCH: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze on Whether Boeing Shares are Set to Soar

Peapack Private Wealth Management's David Dietze spoke live with Greg Bunnell of BNN Bloomberg and discusses three of his stock picks to take advantage of the economy reopening!

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Peapack Private Wealth Tees It Up to Benefit UCC Foundation

Peapack Private Wealth Management was proud to support the Union County College Foundation at its 29th Annual Golf Outing at Fiddler’s Elbow.

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private provides comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice to individuals, families, privately-held businesses, family offices, and not-for-profit organizations. We help our clients ...

Look past these life insurance myths

May 7, 2021

Most people recognize the need for life insurance – but many of them still don’t have it.

Why?

People offer a variety of rationales for remaining uninsured. But these reasons may just be myths. Here are a few of them:

“I’m single (or married with no children), so I don’t need life insurance.” Even if you’re single, you may still have ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...