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New Jersey Racing Commission To Consider Date Requests By Tracks

November 19, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — Racing dates for 2019 are on the agenda for the Nov. 21 meeting of the New Jersey Racing Commission.

On Oct. 11 The Meadowlands announced it would only apply for 68 live racing dates, down from this year’s 90 racing days.

However, at the request of the New Jersey Racing Commission The Meadowlands asked for 76 racing days with the addition of eight racing dates in ...

Seasonal Recipe: Bourbon Yam Soufflé with Pecan and Bacon Streusel Topping

Jenni Preziotti-Gamble, one of the founders of the Watsessing Park Conservancy in Essex County, shared her recipe for a Bourbon Yam Soufflé with TAPinto Bloomfield a couple of years ago, and TAPinto.net editors can’t stop talking about it.

This recipe tied for “Best Side” in the People of Bloomfield’s Best Thanksgiving Competition in 2016. Preziotti-Gamble said ...

A Little Movie About A Little Horse With a Big Dream Will Be In The Equus Film Festival

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Annie is a little horse who helps troubled children who need to re-find joy in their lives.She also has a big dream, for her and her friends to have a permanent home.

Annie is also the star of Little Horse, Big Medicine a short film that will be shown at the Equus Film Festival in New York City.

The film is about a little girl who lost her best friend in a car ...

Watch: Berkeley Heights YMCA Hosts 2018 Diwali Celebration

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A Diwali celebration filled the Berkeley Heights YMCA with the sights, sounds and aromas of India on Saturday, Nov. 17.  Diwali, also known as the Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated in the fall in the northern hemisphere and spring in the southern hemisphere. It marks the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over ...

New Providence Dentistry Collects 76 Pounds of Candy for Troops in Halloween Candy Buy Pack Program

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Dentistry collected 76 pounds of candy for troops overseas as part of the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program (HCBB) paying $1 for every pound of candy a child brought into the office. 

The local and national response to the HCBB program, since its inception in 2005, has been tremendous. Hundreds of local news stories led to the event getting featured ...

Ever Wanted to Own Your Own Amusement Park? Bowcraft Rides Are for Sale

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets!

Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an online liquidation sale, you can purchase rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler or ...

Final Count: New Providence Borough Council Election Day Outcome Holds

November 15, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - With provisional ballots tallied on Tuesday, the outcome of the New Providence Borough Council race with four candidates running for two seats remained the same as that on Election Day, figures from the Union County Clerk’s Office show.

The difference between winning Republican candidate Matthew Cumiskey and Democratic candidate John Keane, who lost, ...

Watch: Berkeley Heights YMCA Hosts 2018 Diwali Celebration

November 18, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A Diwali celebration filled the Berkeley Heights YMCA with the sights, sounds and aromas of India on Saturday, Nov. 17.  Diwali, also known as the Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated in the fall in the northern hemisphere and spring in the southern hemisphere. It marks the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over ...

Ever Wanted to Own Your Own Amusement Park? Bowcraft Rides Are for Sale

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets!

Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an online liquidation sale, you can purchase rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler or ...

New Providence Presbyterian Church Hosts Annual Live Nativity and Animals, Nov. 23

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Presbyterian Church at New Providence (1307 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ) is once again kick off the Christmas season with animals, carols, a craft, cookies & cider, and a special re-enactment of the First Christmas followed by a Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 23. 

5:00 PM                    ...

Point View's Claire Toth Details How to 'Rewrite Your Financial Future' at SAGE Nov. 15

November 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Claire Toth, Point View Wealth Management Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will present 'Rewrite Your Financial Future With Clarity' November 15, beginning at 6 p.n., at SAGE Eldercare.

Life changes like divorce, job loss, and widowhood can be financially challenging and isolating. Those contending with a a life change are invited to ...

New Providence Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Business Community wrapped up the 2018 Scarecrow Stroll and Contest on November 2.  All of the entries were fantastic and reflected what a fun, creative, and involved community we have in New Providence. 

Over a thousand votes were cast and the winners are:

First Place ($300) – Skin Deep Salon & Spa

Second Place ($200) ...

New Providence Public Schools Are Closed on Friday, Nov. 16 Due to Weather and Road Conditions

November 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Public Schools are closed on Friday, November 16 due to the inclement weather and poor road conditions, 

Stay Safe!

New Providence Schools Open with Two Hour Delay Opening on Friday, Nov. 16

New Providence Public Schools will open with a 2 hour delayed opening on Friday, Nov. 16.  

The High School and Middle School delayed opening start time is 9:45 am.

Salt Brook School and Allen W. Roberts School delayed opening start time is 10:00 am.

The Kindergarten schedule will be 10:00-12:00 for the a.m. classes and 1:00-3:00 for ...

New Providence Public Schools Announce Early Dismissal For Thursday, Nov. 15

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Public Schools announced early dismissal for all district schools due to safety concerns regarding the expected inclement weather .  

New Providence Middle School Students will be dismissed at 11:55 p.m. and High School will  be dismissed at 11:53 p.m.
All elementary schools will close at 12:30 p.m. 
Afternoon Kindergarten ...

TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features Bella Nonna’s and New Owner Sanjeev Bhardwa

November 17, 2018

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 Bella Nonna’s, at 250 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, which was recently purchased ...

Jersey Fine Wines Holiday Specials: Stop By For All Your Thanksgiving Needs

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Jersey Fine Wines, conveniently located in the Village Shopping Center in downtown New Providence, offers a broad selection of wines, spirits, regular and craft beers at everyday low prices.  The store is spacious, beautiful, and well lit.  It's a pleasant place to shop.

Click to check out the details of their holiday circular. Holiday promotion ...

New Providence Charities Holds 11th Annual Toy Drive at Providence Bar & Grill, Wednesday, Nov. 14

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Join the 11th Annual Toy Drive from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Providence Bar and Grill located at 1288 Springfield Avenue in New Providence for a night with light appys, discounted cash bar and music.  Bring new unwrapped toys or gift cards for local families in need.

Organized by New Providence residents Allison Smith, Laura ...

Photos: Best Places for Fall Foliage in Somerset Hills and New Jersey

November 13, 2018

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in the Somerset HIlls region, and TAPinto Somerset Hills is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage.

To have your photos added to the gallery here or to share your favorite spots to find fall foliage in and around Somerset Hills, email baskingridge@tapinto.net.

Best New Jersey Foliage ...

Eleventh Annual Toy Drive A Success: New Providence Charities Collect 400 Toys and over $2,000 in Gift Cards for Families In-need

November 15, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The 11th annual Toy Drive event, co-hosted by the Don Jones Foundation and the Jules Podell Foundation, was held on Wednesday, November 14 in the new outdoor heated patio enclosure at Providence Bar & Kitchen in New Providence.

 

This year’s attendees contributed 400 toys and Gift Cards that will be distributed to local families in-need this Holiday ...

'Thought Leader' Dr. Robert Marbut Jr. Joins Family Promise National Trustee Board

SUMMIT, NJ - Dr. Robert Marbut Jr., a pioneer in the field of homelessness and homeless transformation, has joined the Family Promise National Board of Trustees. Marbut is the embodiment of Family Promises' assertion that family homelessness is a bipartisan issue, having both served as a White House Fellow to George H.W. Bush, and also as chief of staff ...

Message from Mayor Al Morgan

November 16, 2018

A message from Mayor Al Morgan:

It was a whopper and we were walloped. No one could have predicted the devastating impact of this horrendous nor’easter on us as it seemed to come out of nowhere. Thank you to our incredible Emergency Management Team (Police, Fire, EMS) and our DPW for working tirelessly, selflessly, endlessly throughout the night and now this morning.

The roads are ...

Hometown Hero Banners on Display in New Providence for Veterans Day; American Legion Service, Luncheon Set for Sunday

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Another 11 Hometown Hero Banners are flying in the borough as Veterans Day approaches. Residents and visitors are invited to take a stroll downtown to pay tribute to the 224 local service men and women who are honored on 112 banners hung from streetlights in New Providence. 

Detective Michael Hand said 10 of the new banners were hung on Springfield Avenue, ...

New Providence Dentistry Collects 76 Pounds of Candy for Troops in Halloween Candy Buy Pack Program

November 18, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Dentistry collected 76 pounds of candy for troops overseas as part of the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program (HCBB) paying $1 for every pound of candy a child brought into the office. 

The local and national response to the HCBB program, since its inception in 2005, has been tremendous. Hundreds of local news stories led to the event getting featured ...

Two Atlantic Health System Medical Centers Again Recognized for ‘Meritorious’ Surgical Quality

MORRISTOWN – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center were again recognized as one of 83 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®).

The ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select ...

Atlantic Health System Chosen by PinnacleCare to Provide Executive Health Services to Visiting Chinese Clients

For many individuals around the world, accessing high-quality medical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities means having to travel from their home country. For these “medical tourists,” the challenge of finding the right care quickly—before a visa or permit expires—can be difficult.

PinnacleCare, the premier national health advisory firm based in Baltimore, ...

New Jersey Racing Commission To Consider Date Requests By Tracks

November 19, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — Racing dates for 2019 are on the agenda for the Nov. 21 meeting of the New Jersey Racing Commission.

On Oct. 11 The Meadowlands announced it would only apply for 68 live racing dates, down from this year’s 90 racing days.

However, at the request of the New Jersey Racing Commission The Meadowlands asked for 76 racing days with the addition of eight racing dates in ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts Six Suspects in Murder

November 17, 2018

 

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- ...

Obituaries

Mrs. Jane Ehnis, formerly of Vero Beach, Fl. and New Providence, NJ, passed away at age 93 on May ...
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Woman Identified in Fatal Train Accident in New Providence

November 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Brown, 61 years old, of New Providence was killed Thursday after her 2015 Nissan Altima was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone train at the Union Avenue crossing in New Providence Thursday evening during a snow storm. Brown was pronounced dead at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

The train originated from Gladstone and was running 30 ...

Woman Dies After Vehicle is Struck by NJ Transit Train in New Providence; Snow Storm Wreaks Havoc on Roadways

Updated at 6:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone Line train [that originated from Gladstone heading to Hoboken] at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues [west of the Murray Hill Station] in New Providence on Thursday evening around 6 p.m.

The female driver, the only occupant of the ...

Hometown Hero Banners on Display in New Providence for Veterans Day; American Legion Service, Luncheon Set for Sunday

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Another 11 Hometown Hero Banners are flying in the borough as Veterans Day approaches. Residents and visitors are invited to take a stroll downtown to pay tribute to the 224 local service men and women who are honored on 112 banners hung from streetlights in New Providence. 

Detective Michael Hand said 10 of the new banners were hung on Springfield Avenue, ...

New Providence Presbyterian Church Hosts Annual Live Nativity and Animals, Nov. 23

November 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Presbyterian Church at New Providence (1307 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ) is once again kick off the Christmas season with animals, carols, a craft, cookies & cider, and a special re-enactment of the First Christmas followed by a Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 23. 

5:00 PM                    ...

Boys Soccer: New Providence Loses to Glassboro in PKs in State Championship

November 17, 2018

UNION, NJ - A sensational season by the New Providence High boys soccer team ended in disappointment as the Pioneers fell just short of winning its first state championship in 19 years, bowing to Glassboro in penalty kicks after 100 minutes of scoreless soccer in the NJSIAA Group 1 final Saturday afternoon at Kean University in Union.

After 80 scoreless minutes of regulation play, the two ...

Boys Soccer: New Providence Heads to State Championship with 1-0 Win Over Waldwick

OAKLAND, NJ - A staunch defense and a timely offense has been a recipe for success for the New Providence High boys soccer team during the 2018 post-season and once again on Tuesday evening each ingredient was vitally important as the Pioneers continued its quest for a state championship.

Senior Devin Mulligan scored the game's only goal late in the second half and junior goaltender Miguel ...

Get Outside with the Freewalkers on 'Take A Hike Day'

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature. 

Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or more this Saturday to observe Take A Hike Day, and you're invited.

Locally, Freewalkers ...

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Seasonal Recipe: Bourbon Yam Soufflé with Pecan and Bacon Streusel Topping

November 19, 2018

Jenni Preziotti-Gamble, one of the founders of the Watsessing Park Conservancy in Essex County, shared her recipe for a Bourbon Yam Soufflé with TAPinto Bloomfield a couple of years ago, and TAPinto.net editors can’t stop talking about it.

This recipe tied for “Best Side” in the People of Bloomfield’s Best Thanksgiving Competition in 2016. Preziotti-Gamble said ...

Atlantic Health System Receives the 2018 Sustainable Business Leadership Award

November 19, 2018

Sustainable Jersey presented Atlantic Health System with the Sustainable Business Leadership Award which recognizes companies in New Jersey that support the Sustainable Jersey mission and demonstrate a significant commitment to sustainability. 

Representatives of Atlantic Health System accepted the award at Sustainable Jersey’s Annual Awards event on November 13, 2018 which took ...

Give the Gift of Wellness this Holiday Season

MERRY FITNESS AND HAPPY HEALTHY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

Whether it's for yourself or for someone you care about, good health is a gift that lasts a lifetime. That's why this holiday season at the Summit YMCA, you can purchase Personal Training Gift Certificates, or try out our holiday specials for Personal Training at the Berkeley Heights YMCA and Summit YMCA!

Summit YMCA Personal Training ...

Give the Gift of Wellness this Holiday Season

MERRY FITNESS AND HAPPY HEALTHY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

Whether it's for yourself or for someone you care about, good health is a gift that lasts a lifetime. That's why this holiday season at the Summit YMCA, you can purchase Personal Training Gift Certificates, or try out our holiday specials for Personal Training at the Berkeley Heights YMCA and Summit YMCA!

Summit YMCA Personal Training ...

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Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts Six Suspects in Murder

November 17, 2018

 

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- ...

Inside Admissions Directors' Brains in 2018

As promised, here’s my rundown of 2018’s Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, completed by Gallup and Inside Higher Ed. Whether I’m looking at an individual school’s report or a wider survey like this I love data. If you’ve got some free time IPEDS is a treasure trove of information reported directly from institutions and can provide some context on ...

Things to do for 2019- Part 1 of 4

Things to Do for 2019: December 31, 2018 Deadlines

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Make sure that 2018 required minimum distributions (RMDs) for all IRA account owners who reached age 70½ prior to 2018 are paid out. IRA owners generally use the Uniform Lifetime Table to find the life expectancy factor to calculate their RMDs. There is an exception for those individuals whose spouses are more ...

How Much Do You Really Know About Long-Term Care?

November is Long-term Care awareness month. How much does eldercare cost, and how do you arrange it when it is needed? The average person might have difficulty answering those two questions, for the answers are not widely known. For clarification, continuing reading "How much do you really know about long-term care?"

A little planning now could make a big difference in the years to ...