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Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights Offers Complimentary Breakfast to Federal Employees During Shutdown

January 23, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As the federal government shutdown drags on, Embassy Suites By Hilton Berkeley Heights would like to extend complimentary breakfast to Federal workers who are furloughed due to the shutdown beginning immediately. 

Workers are to show valid ID at the front desk to get a breakfast voucher.

Hours for breakfast are M-F 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., Sat-Sun 7 to 10:30 ...

Rutgers Postpones Tuition Payments for Families of Furloughed Workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents.

“This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while the federal shutdown continues,” Rutgers University President Robert Barchi said in ...

Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

Local Resident Honored with the 2018 Melvin Jones Fellowship

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Walt Sieling was recently honored with the Melvin Jones Fellowship. 

The Melvin Jones Fellowship is the Lions Club International Foundation’s highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individual’s dedication to humanitarian service.

Walt and his wife Terry have lived in New Providence since 1970 and has been a Lion for 30 years. They have three ...

Union County: When do I Take out Recycling? There’s an App for Knowing That

Recycle Coach App, Homelessness Initiative, Summer Events among Topics Discussed at First Union County Freeholders Meeting of 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – All 21 municipalities in the county have submitted information to a cell phone application that tells homeowners when to take out the recycling, the county’s public works director said.

Roll out of the cell phone application, ...

Conflict of Interest Issues Raised by Republicans at Berkeley Heights Council Meeting

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – What constitutes a conflict of interest for a council member or the council's attorney?

That question was raised at the Jan. 15 Township Council meeting, when Councilman Peter Bavoso suggested Councilman Stephen Yellin had a conflict of interest on two issues that he voted for at the Jan. 1 Reorganization Meeting -- the shared services agreement with Union ...

“Art from the HEART” Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

January 20, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artwork from the Art from the HEART fine arts program on display at the Freeholders Gallery now until February 14. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, located ...

Executive Director of Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Karen Deschere Dies

The Wharton Insitute for the Performing Arts announced the passing of their Executive Director Karen Deschere on January 11, 2019.

Wharton Insitute for the Performing Arts released the following statement.  

IN MEMORY Karen Deschere (1956 – 2019)
Karen Deschere came to the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts as Executive Director in January of 2014.

Spotlight on Business Features My Little Party Place: Celebrating 1st Anniversary with Pizza Party

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - 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 My Little Party Place celebrating their 1st anniversary in their Berkeley Heights party ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Offers Cold Weather Efficiency and Safety Tips

January 20, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the freezing temperatures upon us, experts state that several key factors play an important role in maintaining a warm and safe home throughout the long, cold winter. 

“Maintenance is keep when it comes to your home running safely and efficiently,” said Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling. “Ensuring that your home is air ...

Meet the Master Brewer of Untied Brewing Company, Opening in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Untied Brewing Company is gearing up for the opening of their brewery and tasting room to the public very soon. Through meticulous planning with world and national award-winning Head Brewer, Tim Stumpf, Untied has spared no expense in making their brewery the best it can be from the very start.  

Tim Stumpf is a beer, sports and nature lover from Newark, DE with a ...

Spotlight on Business Features My Little Party Place: Celebrating 1st Anniversary with Pizza Party

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - 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 My Little Party Place celebrating their 1st anniversary in their Berkeley Heights party ...

Rutgers Postpones Tuition Payments for Families of Furloughed Workers

January 23, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents.

“This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while the federal shutdown continues,” Rutgers University President Robert Barchi said in ...

Local Students Teach Kids Rubik's Cube at New Providence Memorial Library

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Memorial Library hosted a Rubik's cube learning session as part of STEM activity program offered by the library for kids and teens.

There were 20 students from four different elementry schools that participated in the learning session. 

Members from Team AIRO and Team AIRO jr volunteered to teach ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Hears Reports on Technology, Superintendent Search, Revamping Media Centers, Contract Woes

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Monday night's Reorganization Meeting of the school board was a long one. The public session, which began at 7:30 p.m., ended about 11:30 p.m. 

When meeting attendees arrived, they were greeted by sign-carrying members of the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA) outside the school. Inside the multi-purpose room used for the meeting, more BHEA ...

Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights Offers Complimentary Breakfast to Federal Employees During Shutdown

January 23, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As the federal government shutdown drags on, Embassy Suites By Hilton Berkeley Heights would like to extend complimentary breakfast to Federal workers who are furloughed due to the shutdown beginning immediately. 

Workers are to show valid ID at the front desk to get a breakfast voucher.

Hours for breakfast are M-F 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., Sat-Sun 7 to 10:30 ...

Trader Joe’s Releases 10th Annual Customer Choice Awards

WESTFIELD and NATIONAL -- Trader Joe’s, the popular supermarket featuring organic, vegan and everyday items -- and "Two-Buck Chuck" wines -- has released its 10th annual Customer Choice Awards, a list of favorite products by category. 

Overall, the top entree was Mandarin Orange Chicken, followed by Cauliflower Gnocchi and Chicken Tikka ...

Meet the Master Brewer of Untied Brewing Company, Opening in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Untied Brewing Company is gearing up for the opening of their brewery and tasting room to the public very soon. Through meticulous planning with world and national award-winning Head Brewer, Tim Stumpf, Untied has spared no expense in making their brewery the best it can be from the very start.  

Tim Stumpf is a beer, sports and nature lover from Newark, DE with a ...

Enjoy A First Day Hike to Welcome 2019

December 29, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - New Year's Eve gets all of the attention, the parties, the champagne, the ball drop in Times Square.  But, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day? 

Every Jan. 1, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S. It's a perfect way to introduce individuals and families to ...

Local Resident Honored with the 2018 Melvin Jones Fellowship

January 23, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Walt Sieling was recently honored with the Melvin Jones Fellowship. 

The Melvin Jones Fellowship is the Lions Club International Foundation’s highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individual’s dedication to humanitarian service.

Walt and his wife Terry have lived in New Providence since 1970 and has been a Lion for 30 years. They have three ...

Outstanding Citizens To Be Honored at the Boy Scouts of America 8th Annual New Providence Good Scout Award Dinner

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local citizens at the 8th Annual New Providence Good Scout Award Dinner to be held on the evening of Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at The Primavera Regency in Stirling at 6:30 pm.  This year’s honorees are Jack Flood, Alma DeMetropolis, Captain Theresa Gazaway, Mayor Al ...

Like, Totally: Family Promise Going 'Back To The 80's' for Fundraiser Jan. 26

SUMMIT, NJ - Leg warmers are optional.

As Arnold Schwarzenegger said -- well before he became governor of the Golden State -- in 1984’s “The Terminator”: “I’ll be back.” Now, Family Promise is echoing that sentiment and celebrating its 30th year of serving children and families battling homelessness when the Summit-based national ...

Conflict of Interest Issues Raised by Republicans at Berkeley Heights Council Meeting

January 21, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – What constitutes a conflict of interest for a council member or the council's attorney?

That question was raised at the Jan. 15 Township Council meeting, when Councilman Peter Bavoso suggested Councilman Stephen Yellin had a conflict of interest on two issues that he voted for at the Jan. 1 Reorganization Meeting -- the shared services agreement with Union ...

“Art from the HEART” Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artwork from the Art from the HEART fine arts program on display at the Freeholders Gallery now until February 14. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, located ...

Code Blue in Effect, Union County Looks to Add Shelter in Elizabeth

In Union County, the 2018 Point-in-Time Count Found 459 Homeless Persons

ELIZABETH, NJ – With the proposed addition of a shelter to the roster of places the homeless can go during freezing temperatures, Union County government is looking out for its homeless population.

The “Code Blue Emergency Shelter Initiative” is designed to “prevent death and injury among ...

Excel Physical Therapy Takes Over Long-Vacant Springfield Avenue Storefront

January 7, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Excel Orthopedic Physical Therapy (“EXCEL”), Northern New Jersey’s premier provider of orthopedic physical therapy for nearly 30 years, last week opened an office at 410 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights, NJ. This spacious, open-concept physical therapy facility moved into the storefront next to Pet Supplies Plus, which longtime residents may recall ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes First Baby Born in 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The first baby born throughout the Atlantic Health System in 2019 was Aya Zughbi. She was born at Morristown Medical Center at 12:31am on January 1, announced Atlantic Health.

Aya weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

Sign up to get all the news as it happens at www.TAPinto.net/enews and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MorristownTAP/ and on ...

Tune in on New Year's Day to watch the Donate Life Float in the Rose Parade

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Since 2004, the Donate Life Rose Float has served as a memorial to organ and tissue donors and a platform for donor families, transplant recipients and living donors to inspire the world to save and heal those in need through the gift of life.

NJ Sharing Network and their generous partners, Bridge to Life, Dignity Memorial Funeral Homes and Hearts for ...

Obituaries

- Jan 4, 2019
Jim Wood, founder of Berkeley Aquatics and a life-long swim coach, passed away on January 4th at ...
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Weather Alert: Temperatures Plummet Causing Slippery Conditions

January 20, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ -  According to the Union County weather alert issued Sunday evening, temperatures will plummet through tonight well below freezing creating slippery conditions. As these temperatures fall, plenty of residual moisture and leftover standing water on area roads will freeze, or remain frozen. This will lead to areas of black ice. Anyone out driving or walking should be prepared ...

Weather Related Damage Causes Road Closure, Power Outages in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Springfield Avenue between Maple Street and Pitney Avenue in New Providence is closed in both directions due to large tree, utility pole and power lines down. It will remain closed until repairs can be made and the tree cleared. JCP&L is working to restore power outages.

If you need shelter due to the extreme cold, please contact the Borough at ...

Tips for Driving in New Providence in Snow and Ice

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

This weekend's forecast, which has precipitated New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to ...

Executive Director of Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Karen Deschere Dies

January 15, 2019

The Wharton Insitute for the Performing Arts announced the passing of their Executive Director Karen Deschere on January 11, 2019.

Wharton Insitute for the Performing Arts released the following statement.  

IN MEMORY Karen Deschere (1956 – 2019)
Karen Deschere came to the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts as Executive Director in January of 2014.

Tributes Continue for Beloved Swim Coach and Founder of BAC Jim Wood: 'The Community Has Lost a Great Man and I Have Lost a Good Friend'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - “Our community has lost a great man and I have lost a good friend," said Dr. Patrick Smith on Jim Wood's recent death. "I have known and worked with Jim and his BAC athletes for almost 30 years. Jim loved our community having grown up in New Providence and as a businessman and coach at both the Berkeley Heights and more recently in New ...

Jim Wood, Founder Of Berkeley Aquatic Club, Has Died

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Tributes to the late Jim Wood, founder and head coach of Berkeley Aquatic Club Center of Excellence (BAC), are already pouring in on social media and in media outlets around the country.

Wood’s death on Jan. 4, at the age of 68, was announced by BAC on its Facebook page this morning.

Details of his passing and of the Celebration of Life being planned have ...

Joe Delia is Named Joe Eberle Weichert Realtors Pioneer Athlete of the Week

January 20, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - NPHS senior wrestler Joe Delia not only kept his perfect record intact (21-0), he did it in style, knocking off the top two seeds en route to capture the UCT 170 lb. crown last Saturday. Delia was the third seed and defeated both the No. 2 and 1 seeds in the semifinals and finals, respectively.  

He was third seed despite having the highest ...

USA Fistball Team Seeking Athletes

ROXBURY, NJ - The United States Fistball Association (USFA) is seeking male and female athletes under the age of 18 interested in competing in the Youth European Fistball Championships in Austria.

The championships take place this summer July 13- July 19.

Tryouts are taking place Jan. 29 and Feb. 12, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Roxbury High School ...

Boys Basketball: Greg Meyers Scores 1,000th Point in New Providence, 73-40, Rout Over North Plainfield

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Star senior Greg Meyers scores his 1,000th career point en route to a New Providence 73-40 roadtrip rout over the North Plainfield Canucks on Thursday.

The away stands erupted when Meyers sank his third 3-pointer of the night in the fourth quarter to reach his 1,000th point. He needed 23 points to reach ...

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Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

Imagine Receives Grant from the Schumann Fund of New Jersey

January 23, 2019

Imagine has received a $10,000 grant from the Schumann Fund of New Jersey to support “Imagine Newark,” a new free children’s grief support center opening in the South Ward of Newark in March. 

“We are grateful for the Schumann Fund for New Jersey’s investment in this program, which will help us broaden our services to reach underserved youth,” said Mary ...

Morristown Medical Center Decreased Readmissions by Over 10 Percent

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been recognized by the New Jersey Hospital Association with the prestigious 2019 Excellence in Quality Improvement Award for its work to decrease readmission rates for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

“Morristown Medical Center has been diligently assessing and enhancing its programs to ensure the ...

Berkeley Heights VFW Post 6259 To Host A Pasta Dinner; Reserve a Spot Now

Berkeley Heights VFW Post 6259 will hold a Pasta Night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at the post, 15 Locust Ave.

The menu includes: salad, appetizer, a pasta dinner, meatballs and sausage, desert and coffee.

The cost is $10 per person.

To reserve a spot, call Al Compora at 908-764-5629 by Friday, Feb. 8.

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Union County: When do I Take out Recycling? There’s an App for Knowing That

January 21, 2019

Recycle Coach App, Homelessness Initiative, Summer Events among Topics Discussed at First Union County Freeholders Meeting of 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – All 21 municipalities in the county have submitted information to a cell phone application that tells homeowners when to take out the recycling, the county’s public works director said.

Roll out of the cell phone application, ...

Dr. King’s Shabbat Sermon in Springfield

January 20, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – A few days after his 34th birthday, a Baptist minister and the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was invited to deliver the Friday night Shabbat sermon to the Jewish congregation of Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield, New Jersey.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights leader in the 1960’s, was the guest speaker ...

School's Out for Summer

Don’t you wish it was summer?  I love a good snowfall as much as anyone else but all these heavy sweaters and boots are making me wish for flip flops and swimming pools.  Luckily for me I have tons of opportunities to think about summer because (believe it or not) it’s time to plan for internships, jobs, and a whole variety of summer activities.  What’s on the ...

Is Generation X Preparing Adequately for Retirement?

Is Generation X Preparing Adequately for Retirement?

Future financial needs may be underestimated.

Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist

 

If you were born during 1965-80, you belong to “Generation X". Ten or twenty years ago, you may have thought of retirement as an event in the lives of your parents or grandparents; ...

Your 2019 Financial To Do List

Your 2019 Financial To-Do List

Things you can do for your future as the year unfolds.

Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist

What financial, business, or life priorities do you need to address for 2019? Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving, or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives, from building your ...