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Roselle 2-Year-Old Found Safe Following Auto Theft and Kidnapping

May 14, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ - A 2-year-old child is safe and has been reunited with his family after being briefly kidnapped in a vehicle that was stolen outside a Roselle home Thursday night, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Friday.

“The diligent work of our Roselle Police Department, along with county police, not only ensured ...

In Marathon Meeting, Summit Planning Board Unanimously Denies Primrose Childcare Center Development Application

SUMMIT, NJ - The hotly-contested Primrose School childcare center project, proposed for 480-490 Morris Avenue, was defeated at a Summit Planning Board "Special Meeting' on May 12. The Zoom meeting, which started at 7:33 p.m., ran into the first few minutes of the following day.

The Application had already stretched on since last summer. The Planning Board's ...

Softball Player Morgan Connolly s Named Joe Eberle Weichert Realtors Pioneer Athlete of the Week

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The number of years Morgan Connolly has spent in the New Providence softball program is equal to the number of seniors on this year's team.

Connolly is in her fourth year as a member of the Pioneers' varsity -- albeit her junior season was canceled at the height of the COVID pandemic. And she's one of only four 12th-graders on this  year's ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

Baseball: New Providence Extends Winning Streak, Beating Union Catholic, 7-4, in UCT Opener

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Since beginning the season with three straight losses with some of the toughest teams in Union County, the New Providence baseball team has reeled off eight straight victories.

Union Catholic has been the victim three times in the Pioneers' streak, including Thursday's 7-4 New Providence victory in the first round of the Union County Tournament Thursday ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

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 ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Panic Buying Gasoline After Oil Pipeline Cyberattack Leads to Price Increases. See How Union County Compares to National Averages.

ELIZABETH, NJ. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Union County, the price at the pump has hit $3.035 as of May 12. This is part of a national trend in high gas prices ...

Summit Neighborhood Coalesces in Effort to Block Primrose Project's Path

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Planning Board will hold a "Special Meeting," on May 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in review of the Application by Atlanta, GA-based Primrose School Franchising Company for a proposed development at 480-490 Morris Avenue, where Primrose seeks to locate a 21,072-square-foot childcare center and office facility.

The 1.09 acre ...

New Providence BOE Hears SEPAG Presentation

May 12, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – As the Special Education Week is celebrated during the second week of May throughout New Jersey, Courtney Mallon of the New Providence Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) provided the Board of Education (BOE) an overview of the organization at the Thursday, May 6 Zoom meeting.

Two years ago, Mallon, a mother of two special education children, began to ...

District Reveals a Plan for Grant Funded Student Achievement Enhancement Programs

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 ...

Softball Player Morgan Connolly s Named Joe Eberle Weichert Realtors Pioneer Athlete of the Week

May 14, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The number of years Morgan Connolly has spent in the New Providence softball program is equal to the number of seniors on this year's team.

Connolly is in her fourth year as a member of the Pioneers' varsity -- albeit her junior season was canceled at the height of the COVID pandemic. And she's one of only four 12th-graders on this  year's ...

Baseball: New Providence Extends Winning Streak, Beating Union Catholic, 7-4, in UCT Opener

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Since beginning the season with three straight losses with some of the toughest teams in Union County, the New Providence baseball team has reeled off eight straight victories.

Union Catholic has been the victim three times in the Pioneers' streak, including Thursday's 7-4 New Providence victory in the first round of the Union County Tournament Thursday ...

Baseball: New Providence Beats Brearley, 9-2

KENILWORTH, NJ — New Providence scored four runs in the fourth inning and went on to a 9-2 baseball victory over Brearley on Wednesday.

James Pazdera went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs batted in and two runs scored for the Pioneers (7-3), who took a 7-2 lead after their four-run fourth.

Jason Graham went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Nick Bisaccia singled and drove in two runs in ...

New Providence Community Food Drive Set for Sunday, May 23

May 12, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Community Food Drive is set for Sunday, May 23 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Sproutlings Childcare located at 755 Central Ave. in New Providence.

The volunteers that organize and work the drive are simply members of the community looking for ways to help our neighbors facing food insecurity, said Stacey Gunderman, Food Drive organizer. "Excess items are ...

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

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

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 ...

Faith Lutheran Thanks Donors for Record-Setting 402 Second Hand Bikes

May 13, 2021

 

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, gives a substantial “Thank You” to the persons who donated 402 second-hand bikes, which will be used by needy persons in rural communities of African countries.

 

The parking lot of Faith, on Saturday, May 8, was the setting for the 402 bike collection, which had ...

New Providence Community Food Drive Set for Sunday, May 23

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Community Food Drive is set for Sunday, May 23 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Sproutlings Childcare located at 755 Central Ave. in New Providence.

The volunteers that organize and work the drive are simply members of the community looking for ways to help our neighbors facing food insecurity, said Stacey Gunderman, Food Drive organizer. "Excess items are ...

Girl Scout Service Unit 50 and Moms Help Moms Foundation Host a Diaper Drive

Girl Scout Service Unit 50, the Girl Scouts of New Providence, is continuing its philanthropic efforts by partnering with Moms Helping Moms Foundation to host a diaper drive.  The drive “Honor you Mother by helping mothers in need” will be held Saturday, May 15th from 11am to 1pm at the New Providence Community Pool Parking Lot (1378 Springfield Avenue New Providence NJ). The ...

In Marathon Meeting, Summit Planning Board Unanimously Denies Primrose Childcare Center Development Application

May 14, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - The hotly-contested Primrose School childcare center project, proposed for 480-490 Morris Avenue, was defeated at a Summit Planning Board "Special Meeting' on May 12. The Zoom meeting, which started at 7:33 p.m., ran into the first few minutes of the following day.

The Application had already stretched on since last summer. The Planning Board's ...

Borough Council Draws Attention to Mental Health

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation recognizing May as Mental Awareness Month at the Tuesday, May 11 Borough Council meeting. Councilwoman Lisa McKnight announced two May programs which are organized by the New Providence Municipal Alliance.

“Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being;” however, “mental illnesses ...

Summit Neighborhood Coalesces in Effort to Block Primrose Project's Path

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Planning Board will hold a "Special Meeting," on May 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in review of the Application by Atlanta, GA-based Primrose School Franchising Company for a proposed development at 480-490 Morris Avenue, where Primrose seeks to locate a 21,072-square-foot childcare center and office facility.

The 1.09 acre ...

Panic Buying Gasoline After Oil Pipeline Cyberattack Leads to Price Increases. See How Union County Compares to National Averages.

May 12, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Union County, the price at the pump has hit $3.035 as of May 12. This is part of a national trend in high gas prices ...

Borough Council Draws Attention to Mental Health

May 12, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation recognizing May as Mental Awareness Month at the Tuesday, May 11 Borough Council meeting. Councilwoman Lisa McKnight announced two May programs which are organized by the New Providence Municipal Alliance.

“Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being;” however, “mental illnesses ...

TAPinto Talks with Dr. Anthony Terrana of Terrana Orthodontics: Digital Technology Provides Quicker Orthodontic Results

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The pandemic didn't deter Terrana Orthodontics from opening his practice in New Providence last fall.  TAPinto talked with Dr. Anthony Terrana about opening in the middle of a pandemic. He also talked about the latest technology used to reduce treatment time.  

Terrana Orthodontics is completely digital. 

The use of an ...

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

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 ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

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Roselle 2-Year-Old Found Safe Following Auto Theft and Kidnapping

May 14, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ - A 2-year-old child is safe and has been reunited with his family after being briefly kidnapped in a vehicle that was stolen outside a Roselle home Thursday night, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Friday.

“The diligent work of our Roselle Police Department, along with county police, not only ensured ...

Police Investigating Report of Attempted Sexual Assault on Glenside Ave.

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania.

The driver, described as a white male with a beard, reportedly exited Rt. 78, stopping on Glenside Avenue. The victim was able to escape from the vehicle ...

Faith Lutheran Thanks Donors for Record-Setting 402 Second Hand Bikes

May 13, 2021

 

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, gives a substantial “Thank You” to the persons who donated 402 second-hand bikes, which will be used by needy persons in rural communities of African countries.

 

The parking lot of Faith, on Saturday, May 8, was the setting for the 402 bike collection, which had ...

Mayor's Update: Community Covid Memorial Tonight at 7 p.m.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - There will be a Community Covid Memorial tonight, May 12 at New Providence Presbyterian Church parking lot at 7 p.m. The event honors "our lost, affected and our First Responders," said Mayor Al Morgan.Please wear a mask and maintain social distance. 

"Please continue to keep our lost, afflicted, their families, and all our first responders in your ...

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

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 ...

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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 ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

Take a Free, Convenient COVID-19 Self-Test at the Union County Test Center

May 15, 2021

The Test Center will shift from a drive-through service to a walk-up service as of Monday, May 17.

The Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University will be open to all Union County residents who would like to self-administer a free COVID-19 nasal swab test under the supervision of professional staff beginning on Monday, May 17.

The Test Center is located at the Kean campus in Union ...

Morristown Medical Center Among 1st to Receive American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Certification

Only 6% of 750+ Hospitals Performing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Have Achieved This Elite Recognition of Best Practices and Quality Care

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has received American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Certification, a designation of excellence that recognizes demonstrated ...

Union County to Hold Annual Portuguese Flag Raising on June 10

The Board of County Commissioners invites residents to the annual Union County Portuguese Flag raising ceremony in commemoration of the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Communities. The event will take place on Thursday, June 10 at 4:00 p.m. in front of the Union County Court House, located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth. The event is free for all to attend.

The event is being ...

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 ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

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 ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...