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

January 18, 2019

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 ...

Berkeley Heights Community Pool Will Not Open This Year

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Mayor Angie Devanney led off the Jan. 15 council meeting with some bad news. The Berkeley Heights Community Pool will not be opening this summer. She then turned the floor over to the President and CEO of The Summit Area Y Paul Kieltyka.

Kieltyka explained why but, while for some the news was a total surprise, for others, members of the Y and those who peruse the ...

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 ...

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 ...

NJ Congressman Tom Malinowski Opens Office in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs.

The flagship District Office will be located at 75-77 N Bridge St. Somerville. The facility is currently undergoing construction which ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Santa Fe Educational Childcare Hosts Open House January 16 - 18, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Santa Fe Educational Childcare of New Providence invites you to an Open House January 16-18 – from 2:30 to 6 p.m.

Santa Fe has been in the local community for over 20 years and under new management since May. We're opening our doors for parents to learn more about the unique home-like infant care, educational philosophy, new programs and ...

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

January 15, 2019

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 ...

Excel Physical Therapy Takes Over Long-Vacant Springfield Avenue Storefront

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 ...

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

January 9, 2019

 

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 ...

Santa Fe Educational Childcare Hosts Open House January 16 - 18, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Santa Fe Educational Childcare of New Providence invites you to an Open House January 16-18 – from 2:30 to 6 p.m.

Santa Fe has been in the local community for over 20 years and under new management since May. We're opening our doors for parents to learn more about the unique home-like infant care, educational philosophy, new programs and ...

New Providence BOE President Reflects on Past Year’s Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Adam Smith, the re-elected President of the Board of Education (BOE), reflected on the district’s and the students’ achievements during the past year at the Thursday, Jan. 3 reorganization meeting. He began citing a recent article published on the New Jersey School Boards Association’s “Leader” Magazine titled “13 Things School Board ...

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

January 15, 2019

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 ...

Bateman Bill Opens the Door for Man's Best Friend at NJ Breweries

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

“One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot AND paw traffic for local breweries,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said.

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 ...

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

January 17, 2019

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 ...

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

January 18, 2019

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 ...

Berkeley Heights Community Pool Will Not Open This Year

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Mayor Angie Devanney led off the Jan. 15 council meeting with some bad news. The Berkeley Heights Community Pool will not be opening this summer. She then turned the floor over to the President and CEO of The Summit Area Y Paul Kieltyka.

Kieltyka explained why but, while for some the news was a total surprise, for others, members of the Y and those who peruse the ...

NJ Congressman Tom Malinowski Opens Office in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs.

The flagship District Office will be located at 75-77 N Bridge St. Somerville. The facility is currently undergoing construction which ...

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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JCP&L Replaces Damaged Poles Caused by Two Separate Accidents in New Providence

January 14, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Two separate accidents caused by car vs pole involved JCP&L replacing damaged poles in New Providence.

One crash on Saturday, January 12 at 9:29 a.m. on Springfield Avenue was a single vehicle, single occupant crash in which the vehicle struck two utility poles. The driver reported a mechanical issue had caused the crash.  Minor ...

Berkeley Cinema Used for Fire Training Before Demolition

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department used the vacant Berkeley Cinema building on Springfield Avenue for specialized training on Sunday morning before the cinema's scheduled demolition set to begin on Monday, January 14.

Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins ran the specialized drill session. He said, they were training for forcible entry and ventilation.

Springfield Avenue Closed Due to Downed Power Line in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - There is a power line down on Springfield Ave. due to an auto accident. Springfield Avenue is closed and power is out from Jane Street to Millpond Avenue, and side streets north and south of there.

Crews are currently working to restore power but it is reported it may be up to 12 - 18 hours before power is restored.

Check JCP&L website for ...

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 ...

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

January 18, 2019

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 ...

Dylan Bedder is Named Joe Eberle Weichert Realtors Pioneer Athlete of the Week

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  The New Providence Pioneer Boys Basketball team (9-1) has been on a tear behind the strength of their starting line-up. Any given game, any of their starters can be relied upon to score during pressure situations.

The Pioneer team hasn't lost since the defeat to Madison and has posted some impressive victories including a convincing 77-60 decision over ...

Wrestling: Joe Delia Claims Union County Championship at 170-pound Weight Class

UNION, NJ - Despite the fact that he was entering the 44th Union County Tournament with an undefeated record, New Providence's Joe Delia was seeded third for the 170-pound weight class in which he would be competing.

That fact did not go unnoticed by the 5-11 senior.

"When I heard I was the third seed I got angry, I have to admit," said Delia. "It definitely became part ...

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Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

Union’s Practical Nursing Specialist Friedrich Honored by the New Jersey League for Nursing

January 19, 2019

CRANFORD – Union County College’s Academic Specialist for Practical Nursing Nancy Friedrich, MSN, RN, IBCLC was one of 12 individuals who received the Nurse Recognition Award from the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN) at their 2018 Gala: Celebration HO’OHANA. The gala was an evening of community, family, and recognizing excellence in nursing.

The Nurse Recognition Award is ...

Union County College President McMenamin Elected Chair of Middle States Commission on Higher Education

CRANFORD – Union County College President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was elected to serve as Chair of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) for a one year term starting in January 2019. Middle States is the regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education performing peer evaluations of over 525 institutions of higher education. Dr. McMenamin has ...

Try Protein Bites at K Primary Care & Nutrition Center Open House

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - K Primary Care & Medical Nutrition Center invites you to their Open House on January 25 and 26 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at 571 Central Ave., Suite 104, in New Providence. 

They will sample their new protein bites in three different flavors: Mocha Almond Eye-Openers, Cashew Almond Dreamers and Walnut Oat Lovers. 

Made fresh with natural ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, January 19, 8:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness

Sat, January 19, 9:00 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary -- Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

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Sat, January 19, 9:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Alignment Based Vinyasa Yoga

Health & Wellness

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Sat, January 19, 11:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Zumba

Health & Wellness

Sun, January 20, 9:00 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary -- Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

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Sun, January 20, 9:30 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Tai Chi Chuan

Health & Wellness

Technology, Social Media and Play

January 8, 2019

Technology and social media have had profound effects on our world, but have these advances changed our communities and values, the way we parent our children?

CBS This Morning recently covered a story on the importance of unstructured play.  Dr. Tara Narula reviewed what the American Academy of Pediatrics advises for proper child development and states "play is not frivolous; it is ...

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 ...