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TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features Newly Opened NADI Acupuncture & Wellness in New Providence

September 19, 2021

STERLING, 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 NADI Acupuncture & Wellness in New Providence.

NADI Acupuncture & Wellness ...

Undefeated and Unscored Upon: New Providence Girls Soccer Improves to 4-0

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence High girls soccer team couldn't have asked for a better start to its 2021 campaign.

Kavita Parekh and Gillian Poiesz each had a goal and an assist and Carleigh Robertson turned aside all four shots she faced to propel the Pioneers to a 6-0 victory over Union Catholic on Saturday morning at Lieder Field in New Providence.

New Providence (4-0), ...

Football: Willingboro Pulls Away to Beat New Providence, 26-7

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — A one-point halftime lead wilted in the unseasonable September heat for the New Providence football team on Saturday.

Willingboro scored three second-half touchdowns to come away with a 26-7 victory over the Pioneers.

The game was a very late addition to the schedule, as two programs with a common problem -- an original opponent that was unable to field a team ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

Mayor's COVID-19 Update as of Friday, September 17

We have 3 new positive cases (1 adult. 2 children). 2 cases have been reported as recovered. New Providence currently has a total of 32 reported active Covid19 cases in our community (all nonLTC):

- 3 New Reported Cases:

      - 1 Adult Case

      - 2 Child Cases

- 2 New Reported Recovered Cases

- 32 Total Current Active Cases 

New Providence ...

Boys Soccer: New Providence Downs Dayton, 3-1

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The New Providence boys soccer team scored two second-half goals and remained undefeated with a 3-1 victory over Dayton on Friday.

Christian Muller scored two goals for the Pioneers (3-0-1), who kept the ball in the Bulldogs' end and remained on the attack for most of the contest.

Chris Huashuayo scored a goal for New Providence and Carter Waeschle and Jake Ponte ...

Scarecrows are Returning to New Providence; Sign Up Today!

September 17, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Business is once again hosting the Annual Scarecrow Stroll & Contest, bringing a festive feel to our downtown!  The contest encourages New Providence residents, businesses, civic organizations, school groups, sports teams, and families to build the wildest, cleverest, funniest scarecrows they can imagine (within contest guidelines).  The ...

Stars of 'Driving Miss Daisy' Thrilled to Return to Live Shows

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The live theater drought ends Saturday, Sept. 18, when the curtain rises on the comedy-drama play Driving Miss Daisy at The Ann Sieminski Theater at Fellowship Village. For the stars of the production, Sheree Wilson and Clarence Gilyard, it will be the first time they’ve performed Driving Miss Daisy since early 2020, and their excitement to be back on the ...

Light Opera of New Jersey Returns with "Light Night"

Light Opera of New Jersey returns to the stage in grand fashion after a year of silence in Light Night 2021.  This special gala concert will take place at 6:00 PM on Friday, October 29nd at Fellowship Cultural Arts Center in Basking Ridge, NJ and will be a celebration of our acclaimed past and a glimpse of our exciting season to come!

This evening will feature great singing, fine food, ...

TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features Newly Opened NADI Acupuncture & Wellness in New Providence

September 19, 2021

STERLING, 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 NADI Acupuncture & Wellness in New Providence.

NADI Acupuncture & Wellness ...

Scarecrows are Returning to New Providence; Sign Up Today!

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Business is once again hosting the Annual Scarecrow Stroll & Contest, bringing a festive feel to our downtown!  The contest encourages New Providence residents, businesses, civic organizations, school groups, sports teams, and families to build the wildest, cleverest, funniest scarecrows they can imagine (within contest guidelines).  The ...

Union County Residents Can Now Get FEMA Aid for Ida Damage (Updated)

WESTFIELD, NJ — Union County was added Friday to a disaster declaration that enables the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide individual assistance* to people impacted by Tropical Storm Ida.

PREVIOUSLY: Westfield Businesses, Homeowners Wait on Feds for Ida Aid

Though across Union County Ida left five people dead and numerous others displaced by ...

New Providence BOE Zoom Meetings End, Live-streaming Begins

August 30, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) decided to end the Zoom participation and to begin live-streaming its public meetings at the Thursday, Aug. 26 meeting. The board began discussing the meeting format at the July meeting, but board members decided that they needed more time to evaluate the proposed meeting format.

It was also decided that the meetings will be recorded and ...

Anxious Parents Voice Concern over Children’s Safety at Schools Amid Delta Variant

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Superintendent David Miceli’s announcement that schools are returning to a somewhat “normal” school opening was met with mixed emotions among some parents. During the lengthy public comment session at the Thursday, Aug. 26 Board of Education (BOE) meeting, some parents voiced their concerns regarding maskless indoor lunch breaks, air quality and ...

New Providence Schools Ready for Full Days of Learning for All Students

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Despite the ever-changing mandates New Providence Schools are ready to welcome all students on Sep. 8 for full days of learning, Superintendent David Miceli said at the Thursday, Aug. 26 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The new school year is set to somewhat resemble the pre-covid normalcy, except for the mask requirement as per Governor Murphy’s order.

Miceli ...

Undefeated and Unscored Upon: New Providence Girls Soccer Improves to 4-0

September 18, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence High girls soccer team couldn't have asked for a better start to its 2021 campaign.

Kavita Parekh and Gillian Poiesz each had a goal and an assist and Carleigh Robertson turned aside all four shots she faced to propel the Pioneers to a 6-0 victory over Union Catholic on Saturday morning at Lieder Field in New Providence.

New Providence (4-0), ...

Football: Willingboro Pulls Away to Beat New Providence, 26-7

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — A one-point halftime lead wilted in the unseasonable September heat for the New Providence football team on Saturday.

Willingboro scored three second-half touchdowns to come away with a 26-7 victory over the Pioneers.

The game was a very late addition to the schedule, as two programs with a common problem -- an original opponent that was unable to field a team ...

Boys Soccer: New Providence Downs Dayton, 3-1

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The New Providence boys soccer team scored two second-half goals and remained undefeated with a 3-1 victory over Dayton on Friday.

Christian Muller scored two goals for the Pioneers (3-0-1), who kept the ball in the Bulldogs' end and remained on the attack for most of the contest.

Chris Huashuayo scored a goal for New Providence and Carter Waeschle and Jake Ponte ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

Tornado Watch in Effect Until 1 a.m. Thursday: National Weather Service

September 1, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A tornado watch and flash flood warning has been issued for Bergen County, in addition to Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union counties.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 1 a.m. Thursday and a flash flood warning for the area until 7:45 p.m. tonight.

At 5:54 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain moving north ...

Mayor's Community Update: Storm Preparedness

As Storm Ida approaches, please prepare and be sure:

1. All your devices are charged up/recharged. 

2. Check that you are registered with our Smart-911 system at  https://www.newprov.org/smart-911/ and if yes that your Smart 911 is up to date at https://www.smart911.com.

3. If you lose power, call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report your outage or report it ...

Fixfest: Repair Café Event Set for Summit's Christ Church, Sept. 18

SUMMIT, NJ - Union County’s only Repair Café Event will be held at Summit's Christ Church on September 18. from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Community members can bring their beloved, but broken, items to be fixed at no charge, with planned repair services available including jewelry, sewing / textiles, lamps, wooden items, electronics and bicycles.

This event is free ...

BH5K: 'Run for Keith' This Sunday

September 17, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights 24th annual 5K Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk is returning on Sunday, September 19 after being canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for "easy registration."

The Berkeley Heights Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk was established in 1996 to help lend support to non-profit organizations.

NJ Sharing Network 5K: Smiles, Hugs, and Celebration of Life

To Honor, To Remember, To Give Hope.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Over 180 teams, thousands of walkers, runners and spectators came out on Sunday to participate in the 11th annual NJ Sharing Network 5K Celebration of Life Walk and USATF Race in New Providence raising over $880,000 to date. Fundraising continues through September 30, and contributions can be made by ...

FEMA Has Opened a Disaster Relief Center in Elizabeth. Everything You Need to Know About FEMA Aid.

September 17, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officially opened a Disaster Relief Center (DRC) in Elizabeth on Thursday, September 16. The DRC is located at the O’Donnell Dempsey Senior Center on 618 Salem Avenue. The building is a Quonset hut, adjacent to one of the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth’s buildings: the O’Donnell-Dempsey ...

Council Members Reflect on the 20th Anniversary 9/11; Discuss Storm Damage

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan and council members took turns to comment on the somber, but beautiful ceremony to honor the victims of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 at the Tuesday, Sep. 14 council meeting. Morgan also commended the efforts of the borough’s first responders during the Ida storm.

Council members expressed disbelief that it has already been 20 years since ...

Borough Council Proclaims September as Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month; Recognizes The Brooke Healey Foundation

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation declaring September to be Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month at the Tuesday, Sep. 14 Borough Council meeting. He also recognized The Brooke Healey Foundation and the organization’s role in helping families deal with pediatric cancers. Anne Detlet representing the foundation attended the meeting to accept the ...

TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features Newly Opened NADI Acupuncture & Wellness in New Providence

September 19, 2021

STERLING, 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 NADI Acupuncture & Wellness in New Providence.

NADI Acupuncture & Wellness ...

'Go Gold' for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; The Brooke Healey Foundation Making a Difference

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. "Childhood Cancer is the number one disease killer in children, yet is consistently underfunded," said Steve Healey, co-founder of The Brooke Healey Foundation. Less than four percent of the federal budget for cancer research is dedicated to pediatric cancer. "Awareness leads to action and will ...

The Connell Company Launches Bike Share Program at The Park, Further Promoting Healthy Living in the Workplace

Following the Opening of Round Table Studios, a New Flexible Workplace and Social Club, The Connell Company Brings All-New Bike Share Program to The Park

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Connell Company is pleased to announce the launch of its new Bike Share Program at The Park at Berkeley Heights, a sprawling 185-acre work/life balance campus driven by a hospitality approach and centered ...

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

Obituaries

Dominick “Chuck” Imbimbo, age 88, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Overlook ...
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Thieves Steal Catalytic Converters from Cars in Scotch Plains

September 16, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains police department's most recent blotter was filled with multiple reports of thefts of catalytic converters from cars locally. 

On Saturday, Sept. 11, thefts of catalytic converters were reported on the 200 block of Willow Ave. and on Elm Court. On Sept. 13, a resident on Hunter Ave. also reported the theft of a catalytic converter. All of ...

Student Hit by Vehicle in Scotch Plains Taken by Helicopter from High School

SCOTCH PLAINS — A student walking across Westfield Avenue in between Westfield Road and Evergreen Boulevard was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured Monday afternoon shortly before 3 p.m., according to witnesses.

According to several eyewitnesses at the scene, the boy was conscious when emergency responders arrived. 

The student was taken by ...

Arrest Made in Wednesday's Fatal Shooting of Delivery Driver in Plainfield

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A 26-year-old Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of a delivery driver subcontracted by Amazon that took place on the 200 block of Garfield Avenue in Plainfield on Wednesday. Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Plainfield Police Department Officer–in-Charge Captain David M. Guarino announced the arrest on Friday ...

Overflow Crowd Attends Chatham Borough Council Meeting with Questions about PO Plaza; Mayor: Boro 'Under Siege' by Lawsuit

September 14, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- An overflow crowd of Chatham Borough residents came to get answers about the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza on Monday night, with many being unable to enter the council chambers because of Covid-19 restrictions that limited the public to 25 attendees.

Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz anticipated the questions and said a flyer passed around the borough asking people to ...

Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence To Hold 9/11 Memorial Service

September 7, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, September 11, the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, the Rev. Jane McCready, pastor of Faith, will conduct a live-streamed service at 7:30 a.m. in Faith's sanctuary.To participate in the service, click on the link: 

The service will remember those who died from the attacks and pray for the families of all those ...

Faith Lutheran Conducts 9/11 Service Online

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, September 11, the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, the Rev. Jane McCready, pastor of Faith, will conduct a live-streamed service at 7:30 a.m. in Faith's sanctuary.To participate in the service, click on the link: https://www.facebook.com/FaithLutheranNewProvidence/live/

The service will remember those who died ...

New Providence Presbyterian Church to Install Jeff Lee as 31st Senior Pastor

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Rev. Jeff Lee will be installed as the 31st Senior Pastor of New Providence Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 12, 2021, following a year-long search process to replace the Rev. Dr. Jeff Ebert, who retired in August after more than 20 years of service. Everyone is welcome to attend this service, which will take place in the Sanctuary at 9:30 AM.

Rev. Lee, ...

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What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

NP Republicans Too Busy to Debate

September 15, 2021

On September 13, 2021, the League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit informed the Swanson for Council campaign that the Republican Council candidates refused to participate in their sponsored “Candidates Forum,” citing an “e-mail from Alex Kogan, the New Providence Republican Party Chair, who informed the League that the two Republican Party Borough ...

Reminder: Two Sites Available in Union County for Hurricane Ida Recovery Assistance

September 17, 2021

All Union County residents impacted by the storm are welcome to visit either of these sites for in-person assistance.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents impacted by Hurricane Ida that in-person assistance is available at Union County’s next pop-up event this Friday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Plainfield, at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian ...

Learn How to Understand and Act on Depression, with My Perfect Life

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents to attend “Stories over Stigma,” a free webinar featuring Lucas Wolfe, author of My Perfect Life, on Wednesday, September 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Zoom.

The Zoom link can be accessed by registering online at ucnj.org/suicide-prevention-awareness.

“Now more than ever, it is important to be informed ...

Protect Yourself During Flu Season -- Get Your 2021 Flu Shot for Free!

Free Flu shots available for Union County residents, starting Sept. 23.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners encourages all residents to get their seasonal flu shot as soon as possible this year. Free flu shots will be dispensed at clinics run by the Office of Health Management at locations throughout Union County beginning on Thursday, September 23. Persons with health insurance are ...

A Whiff of Caution

Equity markets edged slightly downward last week, and the S&P 500 logged its first five-day losing streak since mid-February. In reality, major indexes are barely down on the month and little over 1% off record highs1. But there's a bit of caution in the air. Global growth concerns are mounting at the same time as central banks are lifting their foot off the accelerator, and markets ...

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

Ida Causes Yet Another Shift in the Local Real Estate Market

September 13, 2021

The remnants of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ida brought devastating flooding and significantly damaged many homes in the area with localized damage to others. A non-material impact of Ida is that it has caused yet another shift in the already complex real estate market. I have already seen first hand each of the below impacts across my current portfolio of real estate ...

Morristown Medical Center Surgeons 1st in U.S. to Use Minimally Invasive Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) With Advanced Imaging for Flexible Scoliosis Correction

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center fellowship-trained scoliosis surgeon Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, leads the only surgical team in New Jersey to use a new, FDA-approved tethering system for minimally invasive scoliosis surgery that provides for flexible spinal deformity correction and faster healing. The team is also the first in the nation to use a new type of portable CT ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, September 25, 9:00 AM

Green Village Fire Department, Green Village

Indoor Flea Market

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Sat, September 25, 11:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Providence Health and Fitness Celebrates ...

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Sat, September 25, 7:00 PM

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An Evening in The City of Art

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, September 30, 8:00 PM

Oakes Center , Summit

Portrait of the Widow Kinski by Sara Jean ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, October 1, 8:00 PM

Oakes Center , Summit

Portrait of the Widow Kinski by Sara Jean ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, October 2, 8:00 PM

Oakes Center , Summit

Portrait of the Widow Kinski by Sara Jean ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sun, October 3, 8:00 PM

Oakes Center , Summit

Portrait of the Widow Kinski by Sara Jean ...

Arts & Entertainment

After Being Evacuated From Flooded Apartment, St. Hubert's Reunites Woman and Her Dogs

September 11, 2021

MADISON, NJ — As the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida swept through New Jersey, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center came to the aid of people and pets in need throughout the state.

St. Hubert’s received a panicked call on Sept. 2, from a woman named Indy who was being evacuated from her flooded apartment in South Bound Brook. Floodwater outside her apartment complex ...