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New Providence to Host Memorial Day Parade

May 20, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Borough of New Providence and American Legion Post #433 invite all to attend this year’s Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27, 2019.   The parade will kick off at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine, along Springfield Avenue between Central Avenue and Academy Street. Post #433 and the New Providence Community Activities Department have co-sponsored the town’s ...

Union County Freeholders Call for NJ Transit Reforms, Boost in State Funding

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Freeholder Board is supporting reforms at NJ Transit and a proposed increase in funding for the state's transportation agency.

On Thursday night, the freeholder board unanimously approved a resolution “supporting an increase in funding for NJ Transit in this year’s New Jersey State budget to implement both the recommendations ...

Heights Heat PAL U8 Softball Tournament Honors Annie Young; Retires #19

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This year's Heights Heat PAL U8 softball tournament held a larger meaning than naming the spring season's champion. This Sunday's tournament was played in honor of Annie Young, who recently passed away on May 4, 2019. 

The six teams competing in the tournament lined the field holding signs and some wore specially made #19 jerseys in ...

Downtown Will Come Alive with Inaugural Berkeley Heights Block Party, June 9

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thousands are expected to flock to Springfield Avenue in downtown Berkeley Heights from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 for the inaugural Berkeley Heights Block Party. The event showcases the best of the town, with activities, food, music and crafts for the entire family.

The Summer Block Party is presented by Primrose School of Berkeley Heights and ...

Boys Lacrosse: Pioneers' Season Ends in State Quarterfinal Loss to Glen Ridge

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The New Providence High boys lacrosse team fought valiantly but succumbed in the second half, dropping an 8-4 decision to second-seeded Glen Ridge in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 1 tournament Saturday at Watsessing Park in Bloomfield.

New Providence, the seventh seed, and Glen Ridge were tied, 4-4, at the half before the Ridgers scored three times ...

New Jersey Date Night: Ice Cream, You Smile

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

Frankie and Annette went on one, as did Gidget and Moondoggie. Archie was known to enjoy one with Betty and sometimes with Veronica, too.  Even Samantha and both Darrins got into the act. If we take a page from the retro dating handbook, you might just want to join the crowd and take your sweetie on ...

New Providence to Host Memorial Day Parade

May 20, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Borough of New Providence and American Legion Post #433 invite all to attend this year’s Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27, 2019.   The parade will kick off at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine, along Springfield Avenue between Central Avenue and Academy Street. Post #433 and the New Providence Community Activities Department have co-sponsored the town’s ...

Downtown Will Come Alive with Inaugural Berkeley Heights Block Party, June 9

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thousands are expected to flock to Springfield Avenue in downtown Berkeley Heights from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 for the inaugural Berkeley Heights Block Party. The event showcases the best of the town, with activities, food, music and crafts for the entire family.

The Summer Block Party is presented by Primrose School of Berkeley Heights and ...

Sopranos prequel brings 1967 Newark back to life

The plethora of pork pie hats and classic black-and-white cop cars, captured by camera crews, not only told onlookers that the scene had changed on Branford Place in downtown Newark.

It also showed them that time was reversed to the city's turbulent 1960s, as Hollywood magic made a cinematic fever dream real. 

Several blocks are serving this week as the set for the upcoming film ...

Downtown Will Come Alive with Inaugural Berkeley Heights Block Party, June 9

May 19, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thousands are expected to flock to Springfield Avenue in downtown Berkeley Heights from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 for the inaugural Berkeley Heights Block Party. The event showcases the best of the town, with activities, food, music and crafts for the entire family.

The Summer Block Party is presented by Primrose School of Berkeley Heights and ...

Woolley Home Solutions Celebrates its 95th Anniversary

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Woolley Home Solutions continued the celebration of their 95th Anniversary Celebration with a small gathering of their employees and business associates as well as members of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce today with lunch and cutting their birthday cake. Both Norman Woolleys, Father and Son, representing the third and fourth generations in the business shared the cake ...

VIDEO: Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ, D-7) Takes to House Floor in Washington to Advocate for One-Seat Rides on Raritan Valley Line

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ, D-7) spoke on the House Floor in Washington on Wednesday, May 15, to highlight the lack of one-seat ride access on NJ TRANSIT's Raritan Valley Line into New York City. (Video below.)

Madam Speaker, today I rise to highlight the struggle that rail commuters in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District face each day.

Public ...

Seniors Wear Their College Choices at NPHS Senior Day Breakfast

May 15, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence High School Senior Day Breakfast was held on Friday, May 3rd.  The event has been nicknamed “The First of Lasts.”  If students have already committed to a college, an unofficial tradition was created of wearing college gear to the Senior Day Breakfast.  

The NPHS PTSA provided breakfast and facilitated the event with high ...

No School on Friday 5/24; Lieder Field Upgrade Plan Approved

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence students and staff are rewarded with an additional day off during the Memorial Day weekend, Superintendent David Miceli announced at the Thursday, April 25 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The district has built in four snow days in its schedule; however, the district used only two of them this winter. One of the unused snow days will be used as a day ...

New Providence Teachers of the Year Celebrated at BOE Meeting

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Superintendent David Miceli presented the Golden Apple awards to four teachers representing each borough school at the Thursday, April 25 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. He commended the Teachers of the Year: Melissa Hatfield, Joan Rykus, Joanna Silva and Mary Ellen Raiti for their contributions to the educational experience of their students. He ...

Fanwood Political Flier Reprints TAPintoSPF Story Without Permission; TAPinto Does Not Endorse Political Candidates

May 15, 2019

FANWOOD, NJ -- A political flier has been distributed door-to-door in Fanwood that republishes a TAPintoSPF.net interview of Freeholder Al Mirabella and his wife, Phyllis, without permission and appears to imply that TAPinto endorses Column A candidates. 

The flier was forwarded to TAPintoSPF by a resident of Maclennan Place in Fanwood who inquired whether TAPintoSPF had printed ...

Pop-Up Diner Theatre Coming to Summit May 21

May 16, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The second annual Jersey Diner Theatre series is again making a stop in the Hilltop City, with a pop-up performance at Summit's Broadway Diner on May 21, from 7 - 9 p.m. Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre members will perform live while patrons enjoy their meals.

Discover Jersey Arts (DJA) presents the event as part of the Jersey Diner ...

Let’s Get Sipping at the Pour Into Summer Wine Festival

Come for a wine-derful time. Leave grapefully happy. 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —Get ready to “Sip. Savor. Celebrate” at the Pour Into Summer Wine Festival taking place June 8 and 9 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at The Mt Carmel Society in Berkeley Heights. Come wine down with some of New Jersey’s best wineries as they kick off the summer season in ...

Bridgewater Manor Celebrates Change in Ownership with Ribbon Cutting

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Manor recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony as Ralph and Domenick Aquaviva celebrated their new ownership. 

On the count of three, Ralph Aquaviva cut the ceremonial ribbon as the large crowd of over 100 guests cheered on with excitement for the restaurateurs' latest acquisition. The brothers also own Delicious Heights, with ...

Valairco Heating and Cooling Continues Charity Program Donating $500 Each Quarter

May 16, 2019

MANVILLE, NJ - During the course of the last year, Valairco Heating & Cooling has made a $500 donation each quarter to a charity or nonprofit from nominations by their customers, friends and the general public.

The most recent winner is Leah’s Lemonade, who is a 9-year-old young lady who has been raising money for the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad -- ...

Tara Smith Receives New Providence's Volunteer of the Year Award

UNION, NJ - On May 7th, at the LACADA Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Galloping Hill Caterers in Union, Tara Smith was recognized as New Providence’s Volunteer of the Year.

Ralph Parmegiani, Co-Chair of the Municipal Alliance, gave a speech to present Tara with the award:

“Tara Smith is the mother of five children and is an active member of the New Providence community. She ...

New Providence to Host Memorial Day Parade

May 20, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Borough of New Providence and American Legion Post #433 invite all to attend this year’s Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27, 2019.   The parade will kick off at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine, along Springfield Avenue between Central Avenue and Academy Street. Post #433 and the New Providence Community Activities Department have co-sponsored the town’s ...

Union County Freeholders Call for NJ Transit Reforms, Boost in State Funding

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Freeholder Board is supporting reforms at NJ Transit and a proposed increase in funding for the state's transportation agency.

On Thursday night, the freeholder board unanimously approved a resolution “supporting an increase in funding for NJ Transit in this year’s New Jersey State budget to implement both the recommendations ...

Union County Freeholders Seek Investigation of Power Line Upgrades

ELIZABETH, NJ – Residents from Cranford and Westfield turned out in strong numbers at the Union County Freeholders meeting Thursday night to lobby against a plan for taller utility poles and more powerful electric lines slated for the two municipalities.

The concerned residents filled the room, and about 25 of them spoke to the board at length on their opposition to the plan before the ...

TAPinto Plainfield’s Jennifer Popper Among Citizens Honored by Union County Human Relations Commission at Unity Achievement Award Presentation

May 8, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto Plainfield’s Editor Jennifer Popper was among the nineteen individuals and four organizations recently recognized by the Union County Human Relations Commission at their annual Unity Achievement Award dinner on May 6. Chelsea Young, a Plainfield High School student, was also nominated.

According to Commission, the award recipients were nominated and selected for ...

Atlantic Health System Opens Advanced Urgent Care in Mountain Lakes

May 15, 2019

Seamlessly connected to Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, new urgent care will provide convenient care access and advanced service offerings 

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system, announced today the grand opening of AdvancED Urgent Care (333 Rt. 46 West, at Boulevard exit), a unique model of care ...

Armond Kinsey Joins Atlantic Health System as Chief Diversity Officer

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In an addition intended to elevate the organization's commitment to diversity and inclusion, Armond Kinsey has joined Atlantic Health System as Chief Diversity Officer. A leading healthcare system in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System operates five medical centers, a children’s hospital and over 400 sites of care.

In his ...

Atlantic Health Showcases Latest Research and Innovation at 23rd Annual Research and Innovation Day

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System today hosted its 23rd annual systemwide Research and Innovation Day Symposium. The symposium, held at Morristown Medical Center, highlighted the critical role research and innovation play in delivering exceptional clinical care, ensuring positive patient outcomes, and reducing healthcare costs. The program included studies from Atlantic ...

Woolley Home Solutions Celebrates its 95th Anniversary

May 17, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Woolley Home Solutions continued the celebration of their 95th Anniversary Celebration with a small gathering of their employees and business associates as well as members of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce today with lunch and cutting their birthday cake. Both Norman Woolleys, Father and Son, representing the third and fourth generations in the business shared the cake ...

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New Providence Sgt. Dennis Carovillano Wins Unity Award

May 13, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Sgt. Dennis Carovillano, 24-year officer. was among the nineteen individuals and four organizations recently recognized by the Union County Human Relations Commission at their 18th annual Unity Achievement Award dinner on May 6. 

According to Commission, the award recipients were nominated and selected for their philanthropic and volunteer efforts, and for ...

Young Mother, Cheryl Feliciano, Loses Battle with Breast Cancer at age 35

May 16, 2019

Cheryl Feliciano of New Providence passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Overlook Medical Center, Summit, N.J. at the age of 35. 

"Cheryl, a young mother, wife, daughter, sister, niece, and friend has lost her battle with breast cancer. Her will to fight this horrible disease and her courage and positivity have inspired so many of us," said a Facebook post. A Gofundme ...

Bishop Preaches at Faith Lutheran

 

On Sunday, May 5, Rev. Tracie Bartholomew, Bishop of the New Jersey Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, preached and helped conduct the liturgy at the 8:30 am and 11 am services of Faith Lutheran in New Providence.

Bishop Bartholomew also spoke at the Educational Forum between the services.  She discussed the organization of the New Jersey ...

Summit Baptist and Jewish Congregations Partner to Share History, Rituals

SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah and Fountain Baptist Church recently came together for the fourth iteration of the 'Liberation Seder', which featured two Seder plates: the traditional Jewish one with symbols of the Exodus of the Israelite slaves from Egypt, and another displaying symbols of the African-American experience of enslavement, emancipation and ...

Heights Heat PAL U8 Softball Tournament Honors Annie Young; Retires #19

May 20, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This year's Heights Heat PAL U8 softball tournament held a larger meaning than naming the spring season's champion. This Sunday's tournament was played in honor of Annie Young, who recently passed away on May 4, 2019. 

The six teams competing in the tournament lined the field holding signs and some wore specially made #19 jerseys in ...

Boys Lacrosse: Pioneers' Season Ends in State Quarterfinal Loss to Glen Ridge

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The New Providence High boys lacrosse team fought valiantly but succumbed in the second half, dropping an 8-4 decision to second-seeded Glen Ridge in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 1 tournament Saturday at Watsessing Park in Bloomfield.

New Providence, the seventh seed, and Glen Ridge were tied, 4-4, at the half before the Ridgers scored three times ...

New Providence Boys' Tennis Advance to North 2 Group 1 Final

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence’s quest for a return to Mercer County Park for a chance at a coveted group title is almost complete, as the Pioneers continue their hot state run as the top seed, claiming their 3rd straight 5-0 victory to advance to the sectional final Monday afternoon.

After dominating 16th seeded Caldwell and 8th seeded Cedar Grove in the first two rounds, it was ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Ice Cream, You Smile

May 18, 2019

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

Frankie and Annette went on one, as did Gidget and Moondoggie. Archie was known to enjoy one with Betty and sometimes with Veronica, too.  Even Samantha and both Darrins got into the act. If we take a page from the retro dating handbook, you might just want to join the crowd and take your sweetie on ...

Foxes Herald Nature’s Resurgence in Suburban New Jersey

For most of my life the only time I saw a red fox it was probably a raccoon. They have those same glow-in-the-headlights silvery eyes.

But a few years ago, I began to see a once-rare piece of roadkill with greater frequency. No matter how flattened the rest of the fox was, it’s bushy-tail would blow around in the highway draft of cars and trucks as they raced past.

I assumed the ...

Where is Candidate Everitt?

May 19, 2019

It’s been two weeks since Councilman Rob Muñoz invited candidate Everitt to debate the issues in a public forum.  The League of Women Voters agreed to host the debate if all candidates agreed to participate.  Michele Matsikoudis happily accepted the opportunity to discuss the important issues facing our community and to highlight her qualifications and experience.

I support John Everitt for Borough Council

Dear Resident,          

I am honored and excited to support John Everitt as a candidate for the New Providence Borough Council.  I feel that New Providence is extremely fortunate to have a person of such high-quality seeking election in our town.

John possesses all the personal characteristics and innate abilities that those that seek public office should ...

Friends & Family Week @ THE MAX Challenge of New Providence

May 20, 2019

Heading into Week 9 of our 10-week Challenge at THE MAX Challenge of New Providence, and our members are feeling stronger and healthier, and it shows!! It's time to share that MAX LOVE with friends and family!

For the ENTIRE week, May 28th-31st, we'll welcome YOU, our friends and family who want to come and check out our classes! Imagine the support and accountability you will feel ...

Arts Festival at New Providence Middle and High School

On May 8, New Providence Middle School and High School students were featured in an Arts Festival: Art Night Out. The collaboration between the visual and practical arts department, the NPHS Literary Magazine and the Tri-M Music Society culminated in an art gallery that ran through the main lobby and hallways to the newly redesigned media center.  2D and 3D visual art, fabric arts, ...

Plagido’s Winery Attends Pour into Summer Wine Festival in Berkeley Heights, June 8 & 9

Plagido’s Winery will be joining the Pou into Summer Wine Festival in Berkeley Heights on June 8 & 9. Plagido’s Winery is a 2-Time NJ winery of the year. Plagido’s is located in Hammonton and is headed by owner and winemaker Ollie Tomasello. Plagido’s Cabernet Franc won Best of Show in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. NJ wineries took home 45 ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert, Father's Day 2019

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

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TAPinto Plainfield’s Jennifer Popper Among Citizens Honored by Union County Human Relations Commission at Unity Achievement Award Presentation

May 8, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto Plainfield’s Editor Jennifer Popper was among the nineteen individuals and four organizations recently recognized by the Union County Human Relations Commission at their annual Unity Achievement Award dinner on May 6. Chelsea Young, a Plainfield High School student, was also nominated.

According to Commission, the award recipients were nominated and selected for ...

Could Grassroots Campaign, Alumni Support Save The Daily Targum?

May 16, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The majority of Tara Sullivan's column posted today on the Boston Globe's website focused on Tiger Woods' chances of winning the PGA Championship.

Toward the bottom, however, she couldn't help but voice her concern over how her college paper had been plunged into financial crisis.

Sullivan, like many others who have gone on to have successful ...