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Connection Hosts Summer Camp Parent Information Night May 8

April 21, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Helping to make an important decision a much easier one, The Connection will host a Summer Camp Parent Information Night on Wednesday, May 8, from 6:45 - 7:45 p.m., for families who need more information about camp before they register and also for those that have already signed up.

Connection Camp Directors will be available for a meet and greet after answering parent ...

Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro.

The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company ...

Show us your Easter Bunny Pictures

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — There have been reportings of the Easter Bunny in the area. 

We want to see your photos with the Easter bunny! It can be from this year, last year or a long time ago.

Email your photo to bpeer@tapinto.net and we may include it in our photo gallery.

Note: Photos will not appear in the gallery automatically as each one needs to be ...

Firefighters Respond to Report of Smoke at Linde Facility on Ryder Way

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Firefighters from four towns responded to a report of a structure fire at Linde, at 100 Ryder Way, according to New Providence Fire Chief Mike Piana.

 

He said the fire department was dispatched at 11:36 a.m., today, April 20. When firefighters entered the  building, they found smoke coming from one of the rooms in the ...

Come to Your Senses: Connection Hosts Stress-Beating 'Spring Rejuvenation Workshop' Apr. 27

SUMMIT, NJ - Holistic Health Coach, Payal Arora, will teach a 'Spring Rejuvenation Workshop: Using Your 5 Senses to Beat Stress' at The Connection on Saturday, April 27, from 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Specific techniques for sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch will help participants identify sources of stress and where they feel them in their bodies, as well as how to overcome ...

Overlook Again Earns Practice Greenhealth 'Top 25' Honor as Atlantic Health System Hospitals Recognized for Environmental Sustainability

SUMMIT, NJ - For the second consecutive year, Overlook Medical Center has earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award, as each Atlantic Health System hospitals was recognized for their accomplishments in environmental sustainability.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based nonprofit membership organization founded on the ...

Connection Hosts Summer Camp Parent Information Night May 8

April 21, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Helping to make an important decision a much easier one, The Connection will host a Summer Camp Parent Information Night on Wednesday, May 8, from 6:45 - 7:45 p.m., for families who need more information about camp before they register and also for those that have already signed up.

Connection Camp Directors will be available for a meet and greet after answering parent ...

Show us your Easter Bunny Pictures

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — There have been reportings of the Easter Bunny in the area. 

We want to see your photos with the Easter bunny! It can be from this year, last year or a long time ago.

Email your photo to bpeer@tapinto.net and we may include it in our photo gallery.

Note: Photos will not appear in the gallery automatically as each one needs to be ...

Cinemark Watchung Opens “Best Seat in Town”

WATCHUNG, NJ - The first ticket has been ripped and the new Cinemark theater is open in Watchung. See it ripped here.

Cinemark Watchung and XD Theatre held a pre-opening VIP event on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, featuring a ceremonial ticket ripping with Cinemark executives and Somerset County officials, and movie screenings of a choice of 10 films.

“We use the slogan the best seat in ...

Cinemark Watchung Opens “Best Seat in Town”

April 18, 2019

WATCHUNG, NJ - The first ticket has been ripped and the new Cinemark theater is open in Watchung. See it ripped here.

Cinemark Watchung and XD Theatre held a pre-opening VIP event on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, featuring a ceremonial ticket ripping with Cinemark executives and Somerset County officials, and movie screenings of a choice of 10 films.

“We use the slogan the best seat in ...

Suburban Chamber Of Commerce Honors Local Residents, Businesses at Service Awards Dinner

SUMMIT, NJ – The Ninth Annual Suburban Chamber of Commerce Service Awards Dinner celebrated the accomplishments of three individuals, a family-owned business, and two organizations at its recent dinner.  The award-winners came from Summit, Berkeley Heights and New Providence – the three communities represented by the Suburban Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

The names of the award ...

Owners of Delicious Heights Expand Catering Operation with Purchase of Bridgewater Manor

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Aquaviva brothers took ownership of the iconic Bridgewater Manor on February 22.

Ralph and Domenick Aquaviva also own Delicious Heights, with restaurants in Berkeley Heights, Bedminster and Basking Ridge. In addition, they run all food and beverage services at Basking Ridge Country Club, including Basking Ridge Catering and the full ...

Anti-Defamation League Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over Repeated Hate Symbol Incidents in Summit Schools

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Responding to media reports -- including a April 15 report in TAPinto Summit -- which detailed the discovery of another hate symbol in a Summit Public School, the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) New York regional office has expressed its "deep concern today after learning of yet another swastika incident at a middle school in Summit, New Jersey, ...

Remembering Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson

Former Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson is being laid to rest on Tuesday.

Dr. Nelson started his career in education in Plainfield before serving as an administrator in the Orange School District, then coming to Westfield in 2010. He served in the Army Reserve for over 20 years, his obituary said.

Dr. Nelson died from complications following his donation of bone ...

Sixth Hate Symbol Incident Reported as Another Swastika Found at Summit Middle School

SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City's citizenry has firmly proclaimed that "Hate Has No Home Here," however the Summit School District has reported that another ugly racially-charged image has -- for the sixth time in the past four-plus months -- been found in a Summit Public School.

Superintendent of Schools June Chang, in his monthly remarks at the April 11 Summit ...

Long Beach Island's New Landmarks: The LBI Hotel and the Arlington Beach Club Nearing Completion

April 16, 2019

SHIP BOTTOM - If you have traveled to Long Beach Island recently you have seen the two new large structures at the entrance to Ship Bottom. LBI is changing and changing rapidly with these two properties. 

Hotel LBI is close to completion.  It is a project by the Mercer Management Group which also owns the Mallard Island Yacht Club, The Mainland at the Holiday Inn and the Bonnet ...

Owners of Delicious Heights Expand Catering Operation with Purchase of Bridgewater Manor

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Aquaviva brothers took ownership of the iconic Bridgewater Manor on February 22.

Ralph and Domenick Aquaviva also own Delicious Heights, with restaurants in Berkeley Heights, Bedminster and Basking Ridge. In addition, they run all food and beverage services at Basking Ridge Country Club, including Basking Ridge Catering and the full ...

Overlook Again Earns Practice Greenhealth 'Top 25' Honor as Atlantic Health System Hospitals Recognized for Environmental Sustainability

April 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - For the second consecutive year, Overlook Medical Center has earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award, as each Atlantic Health System hospitals was recognized for their accomplishments in environmental sustainability.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based nonprofit membership organization founded on the ...

Statewide Litter Survey Shows a 53 Percent Drop in Trash on New Jersey Streets and Highways

TRENTON, NJ - When the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) learned the findings of a comprehensive report showed litter along streets and highways has been reduced by 53 percent over the past 13 years, the obvious question was: What about the other 47 percent?

That is why the NJCCC has launched a statewide media campaign in 2019 to inform residents about the findings of the report, as ...

New Providence Girl Scout Troop Presents Park Improvement Plan

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Girl Scout Troop 45063 representing 26 first graders from Allen W. Roberts School and their leader Mary Housel attended the Monday, March 25 council meeting to tell the council members about their recent project.

The troop had researched all borough parks and found some inconsistencies in the numbers of trash and recyclable bins. They also reported sighting of litter ...

Tiffany Escott, Executive Director of Berkeley Heights YMCA, Receives 2019 Berkeley Heights Betterment Award

April 18, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2019 Berkeley Heights Betterment Award was given to Tiffany Escott, Executive Director of the BH branch of the Summit Area YMCA for her vision in “passing the baton” for the 18th Annual Mother’s Day 5k.

The YMCA began the Mother’s Day 5K in 2001 and it has grown to a highly successful community event attracting over 1,000 participants and ...

Skin Deep Supports New Providence PBA Local 132 with Day of Service Benefit Raising Over $5,000

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Barbaglia, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa, presented the New Providence PBA  Local 132 with a check for over $5,000 in support of their Fallen Officer campaign.

Officer Joe DiParisi emailed local businesses and organizations to let them know about their mission to raise money for fallen officers and asked them to support their 2019 campaign. Next ...

Suburban Chamber Of Commerce Honors Local Residents, Businesses at Service Awards Dinner

SUMMIT, NJ – The Ninth Annual Suburban Chamber of Commerce Service Awards Dinner celebrated the accomplishments of three individuals, a family-owned business, and two organizations at its recent dinner.  The award-winners came from Summit, Berkeley Heights and New Providence – the three communities represented by the Suburban Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

The names of the award ...

Bi-Partisan Approach Sought for Affordable Housing Debacle

April 19, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The looming changes to the borough due to the affordable housing mandate keeps unnerving residents, including council members. Meanwhile the Borough Council is working on a resolution urging action against court-imposed high-density housing.

The purpose of the proposed resolution is to make legislators understand the consequences many municipalities are facing by the ...

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan and council members do not see eye to eye when it comes to borough branding. Morgan and council members discussed a suggested new logo at the Monday, April 15 council meeting.

Councilman Robert Munoz explained that the Communications Committee had agreed to propose a new branding for New Providence.  The new logo is a result of years of planning ...

Council Recognizes April as National Donate Life Month

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council declared April as National Donate Life Month at its Monday, April 15 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation highlighting the importance of organ donations as there is an urgent need for organ and tissue donors nationwide. He also praised the NJ Sharing Network, located in New Providence.

“NJ Sharing Network is committed to addressing ...

Settlement Looms in 2016 Disability Discrimination Suit Against Union County PD

April 14, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County officials this week addressed two lawsuits involving the county or its departments. One lawsuit involves a former Union County police officer and the other concerns a retiree’s benefit claims.

The freeholders moved into closed session Thursday night to discuss a potential settlement in the 2016 case in which the Union County Police Department is accused ...

Union County Matches $1.5M for Infrastructure Upgrades in 21 Towns; New Providence Receives $55,000

UNION COUNTY, NJ – All 21 municipalities in Union County received 2019 Infrastructure Grants. The freeholder board presented checks to representatives from each municipality during its meeting Thursday night.

This is the fifth year of the Infrastructure Grant program, said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. Funding for the annual grants comes from the sale of Runnells Specialized ...

Come to Your Senses: Connection Hosts Stress-Beating 'Spring Rejuvenation Workshop' Apr. 27

April 20, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Holistic Health Coach, Payal Arora, will teach a 'Spring Rejuvenation Workshop: Using Your 5 Senses to Beat Stress' at The Connection on Saturday, April 27, from 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Specific techniques for sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch will help participants identify sources of stress and where they feel them in their bodies, as well as how to overcome ...

Tiffany Escott, Executive Director of Berkeley Heights YMCA, Receives 2019 Berkeley Heights Betterment Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2019 Berkeley Heights Betterment Award was given to Tiffany Escott, Executive Director of the BH branch of the Summit Area YMCA for her vision in “passing the baton” for the 18th Annual Mother’s Day 5k.

The YMCA began the Mother’s Day 5K in 2001 and it has grown to a highly successful community event attracting over 1,000 participants and ...

Overlook's CNO MaryPat Sullivan Honored by NJ Nurses Association

PRINCETON, NJ - MaryPat Sullivan, RN, MSN, CNS, chief nursing officer and chief experience officer at Overlook Medical Center, has received a 2019 Divas of Nursing Award from the Institute for Nursing and the Foundation of the NJ State Nurses Association at the annual 'Divas and Dons in Nursing' celebration.

The event honored Sullivan and 12 other New Jersey nurses, leaders ...

Tap Water Smell Like Chlorine? Why, When it Will End

April 19, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — If you noticed your tap water smelled a bit like a trip to the town pool for the past two months, you weren’t imagining it.

New Jersey American Water, which supplies water to customers in the town, this week announced it had changed its treatment process to one using “free chlorine residual” so it could perform annual maintenance.

“Some ...

Crackin' Some Eggs in Hillsborough: American Eagle Population Doubles at Duke Farms

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature has delivered once again, with two American Bald Eagle chicks cracking their eggs and stretching their tiny wings this weekend, just five weeks after they first appeared in the nest atop a sycamore tree at Duke Farms.

The two eggs first appeared in the adult Eagles nest Feb. 20 and 23, with the first egg hatching Saturday at 7:59 a.m. folllowed by the second at ...

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Catherine (Cathy) Murray, aka “Mur”, sister, aunt, godmother, and friend to many, went ...
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Firefighters Respond to Report of Smoke at Linde Facility on Ryder Way

April 20, 2019

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Firefighters from four towns responded to a report of a structure fire at Linde, at 100 Ryder Way, according to New Providence Fire Chief Mike Piana.

 

He said the fire department was dispatched at 11:36 a.m., today, April 20. When firefighters entered the  building, they found smoke coming from one of the rooms in the ...

Seton Hall Professor Not With University After Attempted Arson At St. Patrick's Cathedral

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The adjunct professor at Seton Hall University who was arrested earlier this week for trying to bring cans of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral is no longer working at the university, according to a university spokesperson.

Marc Lamparello, 37, of Hasbrouck Heights, was arrested on Wednesday night for trying to carry cans of gasoline, ...

Skin Deep Supports New Providence PBA Local 132 with Day of Service Benefit Raising Over $5,000

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Barbaglia, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa, presented the New Providence PBA  Local 132 with a check for over $5,000 in support of their Fallen Officer campaign.

Officer Joe DiParisi emailed local businesses and organizations to let them know about their mission to raise money for fallen officers and asked them to support their 2019 campaign. Next ...

Long Beach Island's New Landmarks: The LBI Hotel and the Arlington Beach Club Nearing Completion

April 16, 2019

SHIP BOTTOM - If you have traveled to Long Beach Island recently you have seen the two new large structures at the entrance to Ship Bottom. LBI is changing and changing rapidly with these two properties. 

Hotel LBI is close to completion.  It is a project by the Mercer Management Group which also owns the Mallard Island Yacht Club, The Mainland at the Holiday Inn and the Bonnet ...

Fifth Sunday Brunch Held at Faith Lutheran

April 15, 2019

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Sunday, March 31, the Council of Faith Lutheran in New Providence, which consists of 22 persons, conducted a brunch for the members of Faith.  It was the first of what is likely to become a tradition each fifth Sunday.  There are four in a calendar year.  In 2019, the Sundays are in March, June, September and December.

The delicious dishes and ...

Boys Lacrosse: New Providence Edged by Watchung Hills Regional HS, 8-7, in Hard Fought Battle

April 19, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - While the New Providence High boys lacrosse team suffered a hard-fought one-goal loss to Watchung Hills on Thursday, head coach Russ Anderson was buoyed by the effort.

"We've been battling some injuries and had two starters missing but we worked our butts off," said Anderson, now in his fourth season at the helm of the Pioneers. "They played hard all ...

Girls Lacrosse: New Providence Outshoots Cranford, 21-14

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Reagan Wawzycki and Sadie Miller each scored six goals to lead New Providence to a 21-14 girls lacrosse victory over Cranford on Tuesday.

Kaitlyn Cumiskey fired in five goals and assisted on three for New Providence (6-2), which pulled away from the Cougars with a 13-6 advantage in the second half after the teams were tied, 8-8, at halftime.

Maddy Lamotta piled up five ...

Summit Area YMCA Celebrates Seals Swim Team's Achievements at 2019 Banquet

SUMMIT, NJ -Swimmers and their families from the Summit Area YMCA Summit Seals Swim Team recently gathered for their annual dinner and awards ceremony, recapping their championship season and record-breaking performances, hearing speeches from the team's graduating seniors, and doling out and a variety of awards including Most Outstanding, Most Improved, Coaches ...

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Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

April 21, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro.

The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company ...

Holy Thursday's Watch Offers an Opportunity for Reflection and Prayer

Connectivity – a doublespeak word if there ever was one.

It is, in fact, dis-connectivity. Life through devices makes us not present in our immediate world and takes us outside of ourselves and into the world of entertainment, sports, social media, etc.

My favorite is the commercial for some streaming service where the guy says “Now you watch movies on your phone,” as if ...

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig Has A Message To Taxpayers: Thank You

April 16, 2019

Chuck Rettig is the 49th Commissioner of the IRS. He joined the agency in October after spending 36 years as a tax lawyer in private practice. As over 50 million taxpayers filed their returns, he want to share a special message to all taxpayers: Thank You..

April 15 was the deadline to file, and I’d like to thank taxpayers for taking the time to file and pay their taxes. Our ...

TAPinto Reaffirms Strong Commitment to Objectivity and Transparency

April 22, 2019

TAPinto first launched as a single news site aimed to provide high quality, independent and objective local news coverage to New Providence, NJ.  In a short time, thanks to our readers, staff, and the strong desire for impactful local news, we have grown well beyond our initial goals and are now part of a community of over 8 million readers covering more than 100 local communities.  ...

"Get Happy" with The Maplewood Glee Club

GET HAPPY TOGETHER!

At the Maplewood Glee Club Spring Concert, Sunday May 5th

It’s time to “get happy” with the Maplewood Glee Club. Their upcoming spring concert, entitled “Happy Together,” is full of songs about happiness, joy and fun. (Now, couldn’t you use more of all those things?) Songs will include “Happy Together,” “Feelin’ ...

New Providence Students Perform in Regional Music Ensembles

Six New Providence musicians were selected for regional honors music ensembles, sponsored by NJMEA, the New Jersey Music Educators Association.  Two students from Allen W. Roberts School qualified for the Intermediate Symphonic Band, one student from New Providence Middle School was accepted into Intermediate Orchestra, and three students from New Providence High School performed with the ...

My Biggest Lesson Learned in High School

April 12, 2019

For someone who went into high school only knowing I was going to play on the baseball team, my experience led me down a path I could have never imagined. For those who haven’t been to many of the high school Pioneers’ games, I can usually be found sprinting down Lieder Field with my camera, or perched in the corner of the basketball court with all of the action inches from my face. I ...

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Baseball’s High Tech Future is Now at TD Bank Ballpark

April 19, 2019

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – What looks like a square satellite dish the size of a car door has been bolted to the roof of TD Bank Ballpark between Luxury Suites 301 and 302 facing towards the pitcher’s mound and home plate.

Fans of the Somerset Patriots will have a front row seat during the 2019 season experiencing the future of baseball.

Meet Trackman, part camera, part ...

Settlement Looms in 2016 Disability Discrimination Suit Against Union County PD

April 14, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County officials this week addressed two lawsuits involving the county or its departments. One lawsuit involves a former Union County police officer and the other concerns a retiree’s benefit claims.

The freeholders moved into closed session Thursday night to discuss a potential settlement in the 2016 case in which the Union County Police Department is accused ...

Baseball’s High Tech Future is Now at TD Bank Ballpark

April 19, 2019

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – What looks like a square satellite dish the size of a car door has been bolted to the roof of TD Bank Ballpark between Luxury Suites 301 and 302 facing towards the pitcher’s mound and home plate.

Fans of the Somerset Patriots will have a front row seat during the 2019 season experiencing the future of baseball.

Meet Trackman, part camera, part ...