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State Librarian Visits NPML in Honor of 100th Year

December 4, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - State Librarian for the New Jersey State Library Jennifer Nelson made a special visit to New Providence on Thursday in honor of the 100th anniversary of the New Providence Memorial Library (NPML).

NPML Director Lisa Florio along with NPML Trustee Alain Au and Friends of the NPML member Beth Spiegel accepted a plaque from Nelson in honor of the 100th ...

UPS Driver Spotted Fire, Called 911

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A quick thinking UPS driver saw a fire while delivering packages on Riverbend Road Friday and called it in.

Berkeley Heights Deputy Fire Chief Jim Hopkins gave the following account of the incident.

At 1:33 p.m., Union County Communications received a 911 call from a UPS driver reporting a garage on fire that is attached to the home on Riverbend ...

First Omicron Variant Case Confirmed in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in a traveler to the state.  The person has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from Georgia, and had recently traveled to South Africa.

She tested positive on November 28 ...

Fifteenth Anniversary of Menorah Lighting at Faith Lutheran, New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ---On November 30 members of the Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence gathered alongside Jewish members of the community to celebrate the third night of Hanukkah for the 15th annual Menorah Lighting Celebration.

Rabbi Glaser of Temple Sinai, Rabbi Avi Friedman of the Congregation Ohr Shalom- JCC, Congregation Beth Hatikvah, and Pastor Jane McCready of Faith ...

Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Route 78 in Union

UNION, NJ - A fiery, multi-vehicle accident shut down both the express and local lanes of Route 78 West in Union Friday morning.

The crash occurred at about 5:15 a.m. near the Garden State Parkway entrance / Vauxhall Exit, according to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio.  He said the accident involved a tractor trailer and two cars. The tractor trailer was engulfed in flames ...

Ice Hockey: Gov. Livingston Earns 2-0 Start to Season; Highlanders Edge Xavier 3-2

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Alec Nasredinne didn’t wait long to make an impact.

The freshman forward drifted into the low slot and, left unchecked, buried a feed from Brandon Cuccaro for a power play goal with 30 seconds remaining to send Gov. Livingston/New Providence to a 3-2 victory over Xavier of New York on Wednesday at Korpi Ice Rink in Bayonne.

It marked the second triumph of the ...

State Librarian Visits NPML in Honor of 100th Year

December 4, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - State Librarian for the New Jersey State Library Jennifer Nelson made a special visit to New Providence on Thursday in honor of the 100th anniversary of the New Providence Memorial Library (NPML).

NPML Director Lisa Florio along with NPML Trustee Alain Au and Friends of the NPML member Beth Spiegel accepted a plaque from Nelson in honor of the 100th ...

'Night of a Thousand Stars' Outdoor Community Tree Lighting Event Set for December 3 in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - “Night of a Thousand Stars” outdoor community tree lighting event is set for Friday, December 3 at 7pm in Centennial Park (Corner of Springfield Ave and Academy Street New Providence)

Everyone is welcome and invited to enjoy this year’s annual Night of a Thousand Stars Outdoor Community Tree Lighting Event hosted by the New Providence ...

Berkeley Heights Senior Takes Top Prize at State Art Show

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Eileen Bonacci of Berkeley Heights won two top honors at the 55th annual New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show. She was among 12 artists from Union County who were selected as award winners in the show.

Bonacci took the exceptional honor of Best in Show by a Professional, and 1st Place, Oil by a Professional artist, for her painting, “Day at the Beach" ...

Barnes & Noble in Springfield May Be Replaced by a Chick-fil-A

December 2, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Barnes & Noble that has been a staple at the corner of Route 22 and Hillside Avenue in Springfield for close to 30 years may be demolished to make way for a fast-food restaurant.

The Springfield Board of Adjustment Tuesday night heard a presentation from developers seeking to replace the Barnes & Noble with a Chick-fil-A drive-thru restaurant.

Stephen Hale, a ...

Mane Salon Celebrates One Year in Stirling

STIRLING, NJ - December 1st marks the one-year anniversary of opening day for Christi Rillo and Cara Curti, owners of Mane Salon on Main Avenue in Stirling.

Mane Salon is a testament to the drive and passion of Rillo and Curti. Both women were inspired to create an intimate, yet inviting space where patrons can relax and choose from the most current hair trends. 

This small, ...

Mayor's Message: New Providence Christmas Walk and Holiday Festival Set for Tonight, 5 to 7 p.m.

TONIGHT! Please join us Downtown New Providence for our Annual Christmas Walk and Holiday Festival!

Schedule of Events:

5 to 7 p.m. - Stroll downtown New Providence. Participating merchants will be open with free giveaways and fun! Thank you to our business community and generous sponsors for sponsoring!

5 to 7 p.m. - New Providence Presbyterian Church invites everyone to enjoy cider, ...

Shining Stars to Perform Live at 'Winter Wonderland Christmas Spectacular' at NPHS

November 22, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Celebrate the holiday season when the Shining Stars take the stage for their 2021 “Winter Wonderland Christmas Spectacular” set for Saturday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. The show will take place on the main stage at New Providence High School as this talented cast sings and dances to many of your holiday favorites. With many cast members from all over Union ...

Paterson Music Project Launches New Music Program at John P. Holland Charter School

PATERSON, NJ —The award-winning Paterson Music Project (PMP), a program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, announced today that it has launched a new partnership with the John P. Holland Charter School to serve 230 students with specialized music instruction. Through this new music initiative, PMP teaching artists will provide general music classes to 172 students ...

Heather Maguire of Allen W. Roberts School Named “Impact Teacher”

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Heather Maguire is the latest district staff member to be awarded the “Impact Teacher Award.” The award recognizes teachers who have played important roles in their students’ lives. Allen W. Roberts School Principal Robyn Greenwald presented the award at the Thursday, Nov. 18 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Maguire, an ESL (English as a Second ...

Ice Hockey: Gov. Livingston Earns 2-0 Start to Season; Highlanders Edge Xavier 3-2

December 2, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Alec Nasredinne didn’t wait long to make an impact.

The freshman forward drifted into the low slot and, left unchecked, buried a feed from Brandon Cuccaro for a power play goal with 30 seconds remaining to send Gov. Livingston/New Providence to a 3-2 victory over Xavier of New York on Wednesday at Korpi Ice Rink in Bayonne.

It marked the second triumph of the ...

Ice Hockey: Governor Livingston/New Providence Opens with Big Win Behind Kramer's Hat Trick

ELIZABETH, NJ - Governor Livingston defended their home ice in a chippy 5-3 win versus Ridgewood to open up their 2021 season on Monday at Warinanco Sports Center. 

The Maroons opened up their season earlier in the month, with a heart-breaking loss to conference rivals, Ramapo, and were looking to earn their first win of the season. As for the Highlanders, they were coming off of a Kelly ...

Charlie Barth Named "Green Home Solutions Player of the Game"

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - TAPinto New Providence, in partnership with John Haddad, Green Home Solutions, is proud to introduce the "Player(s) of the Game" series and photo coverage galleries. 

New Providence football player Charlie Barth reached 2,025 yards for the season when the Pioneers defeated Gov. Livingston 30-7 in the annual "friendly" rivalry Thanksgiving game.

Ryujin Sushi Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting in Bridgewater

November 17, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Ryujin Sushi NJ celebrated its grand opening in Bridgewater with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 12.

Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench along with Daniel Fahrer, Somerset County Business Partnership Director of Business Services, welcomed restaurant owners Julie Wahyudi, of New Providence, and Jin Lin along with family, friends and a large crowd of ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

November 27, 2021

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

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Green Teams Gather For First Time

November 21, 2021

Tree plantings and pollinator gardens in Maryland. Recycling programs in Pennsylvania. Nesting platforms and paper-use reduction initiatives in Ohio. E-waste events in West Virginia. Clean energy overhauls in New Jersey. 

Across FirstEnergy’s footprint, Green Teams – teams of employees at each FirstEnergy operating company who volunteer their time and talents to ...

The Liberty Group Extends Coat Drive Drop Off to December 2

November 29, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Liberty Group has extended their 2nd Annual Coat Drive to the end of the week and ask to drop off coats by 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 2.  

Drop off bins are located at the front entrance of their 50 Industrial Road, Berkeley Heights headquarters.

Let's give a helping hand to those in need!

Before the New Year, The Liberty Group will send all new ...

Free Pony Rides at Toys For Tots Drive

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Come out to donate a new, unwrapped gift. The Somerset County Park Commission in collaboration with the Somerset County Cheriff's office will participate in a Toys for Tots Toy Drive at Lord Stirling Stable at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge. 

On Saturday, December 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. there will be a drive-through drop off event with photo opportunities and ...

State Librarian Visits NPML in Honor of 100th Year

December 4, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - State Librarian for the New Jersey State Library Jennifer Nelson made a special visit to New Providence on Thursday in honor of the 100th anniversary of the New Providence Memorial Library (NPML).

NPML Director Lisa Florio along with NPML Trustee Alain Au and Friends of the NPML member Beth Spiegel accepted a plaque from Nelson in honor of the 100th ...

Barnes & Noble in Springfield May Be Replaced by a Chick-fil-A

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Barnes & Noble that has been a staple at the corner of Route 22 and Hillside Avenue in Springfield for close to 30 years may be demolished to make way for a fast-food restaurant.

The Springfield Board of Adjustment Tuesday night heard a presentation from developers seeking to replace the Barnes & Noble with a Chick-fil-A drive-thru restaurant.

Stephen Hale, a ...

Happy Thanksgiving Message

Let us be thankful and grateful today and every day for our many blessings. Let us be kind and charitable, continuing to help those in need, and doing all we can to help ease suffering. It has been a very hard year for so many. Please keep our lost, afflicted, their families, all our first responders, our essential workers, and everyone on the forefront and affected by the pandemic and all ...

First Omicron Variant Case Confirmed in New Jersey

December 3, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in a traveler to the state.  The person has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from Georgia, and had recently traveled to South Africa.

She tested positive on November 28 ...

TAPinto Talks with Dr. Anthony Terrana: Digital Technology Provides Quicker Orthodontic Results

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The pandemic didn't deter Terrana Orthodontics from opening his practice in New Providence last fall.  TAPinto talked with Dr. Anthony Terrana about opening in the middle of a pandemic. He also talked about the latest technology used to reduce treatment time.  

Terrana Orthodontics is completely digital. 

The use of an ...

Mane Salon Celebrates One Year in Stirling

STIRLING, NJ - December 1st marks the one-year anniversary of opening day for Christi Rillo and Cara Curti, owners of Mane Salon on Main Avenue in Stirling.

Mane Salon is a testament to the drive and passion of Rillo and Curti. Both women were inspired to create an intimate, yet inviting space where patrons can relax and choose from the most current hair trends. 

This small, ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Prepare Customers For Winter's Cold With Energy Efficiency Tips

November 20, 2021

As temperatures fall, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) customers can take steps to manage their energy use while keeping warm.

Cool temperatures can often lead to rising energy usage for customers as the need for heat increases and HVAC systems strain to keep up with higher demand. While customers are unable to control the weather, there are several things they can do to keep their homes warm ...

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...

Obituaries

- Oct 2, 2021
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Joseph P. Gabriele, 77, of New Providence, ...
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UPS Driver Spotted Fire, Called 911

December 4, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A quick thinking UPS driver saw a fire while delivering packages on Riverbend Road Friday and called it in.

Berkeley Heights Deputy Fire Chief Jim Hopkins gave the following account of the incident.

At 1:33 p.m., Union County Communications received a 911 call from a UPS driver reporting a garage on fire that is attached to the home on Riverbend ...

Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Route 78 in Union

UNION, NJ - A fiery, multi-vehicle accident shut down both the express and local lanes of Route 78 West in Union Friday morning.

The crash occurred at about 5:15 a.m. near the Garden State Parkway entrance / Vauxhall Exit, according to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio.  He said the accident involved a tractor trailer and two cars. The tractor trailer was engulfed in flames ...

Is Social Media Being Used as a Vehicle to Promote Vandalism to Local Homes?

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Imagine being home alone enjoying a quiet evening when someone kicks your front door more than once - and it flies open. Burglars? Possibly, but equally possible is that this is a new Tiktok challenge, one that is trending around the world. 

While there is no specific evidence that a recent one-night spate of kicking front doors and running away in New Providence ...

Fifteenth Anniversary of Menorah Lighting at Faith Lutheran, New Providence

December 3, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ---On November 30 members of the Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence gathered alongside Jewish members of the community to celebrate the third night of Hanukkah for the 15th annual Menorah Lighting Celebration.

Rabbi Glaser of Temple Sinai, Rabbi Avi Friedman of the Congregation Ohr Shalom- JCC, Congregation Beth Hatikvah, and Pastor Jane McCready of Faith ...

Interfaith Menorah Lighting in New Providence, Tuesday, Nov. 30

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Everyone is welcome and invited to the annual Interfaith Menorah Lighting on the lawn at Faith Lutheran Church located at 524 South Street, New Providence on Tuesday, November 30 at 7 p.m. 

"Come share and enjoy this wonderful and heartwarming community Festival of Lights celebration with friends, families and neighbors," said Mayor Al ...

Church of the Little Flower Hosts 14th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service in Berkeley Heights

"Let the greatest love of our God flow through us so we become so appreciative, so grateful for the lessons we have. -- Be grateful for the gifts, the graces, the blessings." ~ Rev. Andrew Prachar, Pastor of The Church of the Little Flower

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights was host of the 14th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Monday ...

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Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines for Union County Residents, Dec. 7

December 4, 2021

The Covid-19 Virtual Town Hall will focus on misinformation and vaccines for children.

The Union County Board of Commissioners invites members of the public to attend a virtual, interactive Town Hall on COVID-19, on Zoom beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7, aimed at helping the Union County community understand the science behind COVID-19 vaccines, including booster shots and ...

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Sensory Friendly Theatre and The Nutcracker Suite

Presented by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

The Union County Board County Commissioners invites residents to enjoy a sensory friendly version of the beloved ballet classic The Nutcracker, performed live on stage by the American Repertory Ballet at the Union County Performing Arts Center on Sunday, December 5, at 1:00 p.m.

“Sensory Friendly Theater provides an ...

Jeralyn Lawrence Argues Before the New Jersey Supreme Court Regarding Palimony Agreements

NEW JERSEY – Jeralyn Lawrence, Esq. of Lawrence Law in Watchung, New Jersey, argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court on November 29, 2021. The argument was regarding the enforceability, defenses and attorney review requirement of palimony agreements. Ms. Lawrence appeared on behalf of the New Jersey chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as amicus curiae in support of ...

TAPinto Tips: Let TAPinto Be Part of your Marketing Plan

Do you have a Marketing Plan?  What are you doing now? Is it working? What's your budget? Do you want to reach our TAPinto viewers? Have you considered the TAPinto Do-it-Yourself (DIY) marketing platform? These are the questions I will ask you when inquiring about marketing with TAPinto.

The TAPinto network of 90 franchised sites in New Jersey ...

The Omicron Variant – What We Know Today

An update on the Omicron variant of COVID-19 from Atlantic Health System experts Steven Sheris, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, Atlantic Health System, President, Atlantic Medical Group and Jason Kessler, MD, section chief, infectious disease, Morristown Medical Center. For more information ...

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Sun, December 5, 11:00 AM

A. Paul Mallory Model Railroad Center, Union Township

The Best Model Train Show in Union County is Back

Giving Back

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Sun, December 5, 11:00 AM

A. Paul Mallory Model Railroad Center, Union Township

The Best Model Train Show in Union County is Back

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Sun, December 5, 11:30 AM

The Connection, Summit

Horton Technique Masterclass with JoLea Maffei

Arts & Entertainment

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Sun, December 5, 3:00 PM

University of St. Elizabeth, Dolan Hall, Morristown

NJYS Concerts at Dolan Hall at the University of ...

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Fri, December 10, 6:00 PM

The Center for Creativity at the Rialto Theater , Westfield

Westfield Art Association Member’s Winter Art ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, December 11, 11:00 AM

A. Paul Mallory Model Railroad Center, Union Township

The Best Model Train Show in Union County is Back

Giving Back

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Sun, December 12, 11:00 AM

A. Paul Mallory Model Railroad Center, Union Township

The Best Model Train Show in Union County is Back

Giving Back

On The Road Again: AAA New Jersey Projects Thanksgiving Travel May Rebound to Pre-Pandemic Levels

November 23, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Airports and roads may seem jam-packed this year as AAA predicts 53.4 million people to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020. This brings travel volumes within 5% of pre-pandemic levels in 2019, with air travel almost completely recovering from its dramatic fall during the pandemic, up 80% over last year. As restrictions continue to lift and consumer confidence ...