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Skin Deep Salon and Spa Holds Event in Support of NP PBA 132

February 15, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Skin Deep Salon and Spa Goes Blue! Join them on Sunday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for spa treatments, silent auction, food, refreshments and fun. The event benefits the New Providence PBA 132 in their effort to raise money in support of families of fallen police officers during "Police Week 2019" in Washington D.C. 

The New Providence ...

Stanton Leuthner Honored by Zoned Academy for Signing to Play Baseball in College

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Zoned Sports Academy, in Bridgewater, held its annual signing day Feb. 7, honoring its baseball and softball players, including Stanton Leuthner, of New Providence High School, who has committed to playing at Sony Brook University.

About 160 family, friends and students attended to watch the event, which featured speeches by Zoned owner Duke Baxter and Bridgewater Mayor ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Says All But One of Bear Market's 'Dominoes' Have Tumbled Down

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on TD Ameritrade Network discussing sector rotation in today's market:

tdameritradenetwork.com/video

For over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive ...

Students Offer Homemade, Heartfelt Thanks to Crossing Guards on Valentine's Day

 

 

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Valentine's Day is the perfect day to thank the special people in everyone's life. In New Providence and Berkeley Heights, students created their own valentines to thank the crossing guards for looking out for them as they walk to school.

Elementary schools in both towns held a Valentine's Walk to School Day today, Thursday, Feb.

Boys Basketball: Third Quarter Breakout Sends New Providence Past Plainfield, 74-68, in UCT Second Round

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - One of the trademarks of the New Providence High boys basketball team has been its penchant for the big quarter - one that can either establish control of a game for the Pioneers or put it out of reach.

On Tuesday night, it was a combination of both as eighth-seeded New Providence exploded for 29 third-quarter points to overcome a slight halftime deficit and eventually ...

Girls Basketball: New Providence Comes Up Short to Summit in UCT; Penner's Late Game 3-Pointer Wins the Game

SUMMIT, NJ - In a game where points were at a premium, the New Providence High girls basketball team just couldn't close out its Union County Tournament first round match-up with Summit.

Summit, the eighth seed, did just enough to pull out a 27-24 victory over ninth-seeded New Providence in the UCT opening round contest Tuesday night in Summit. Summit will next play at the top-seeded ...

New Providence High School Presents "Chicago: High School Edition" March 8 and 9!

February 3, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A jazzy ironic look at the culture of violence and corruption in Chicago in the 1920s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail and the media frenzy surrounding a circus murder trial.  This Broadway classic has been tailored to a high school cast and the dancing and music will leave you breathless. 

Tickets ...

Win Big This Weekend at Braunschweiger Jewelers

This Sunday, you can still win big even if your team is out! Back by popular demand, Braunschweiger’s Super Sale is making a comeback on February 3rd, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

This Sunday, Braunschweiger will be having special discounts that offer up to 50% off select merchandise! So, if you’re in need for something for your sweetheart, stop in before ...

“Art from the HEART” Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artwork from the Art from the HEART fine arts program on display at the Freeholders Gallery now until February 14. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, located ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Says All But One of Bear Market's 'Dominoes' Have Tumbled Down

February 14, 2019

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on TD Ameritrade Network discussing sector rotation in today's market:

tdameritradenetwork.com/video

For over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive ...

Lantern Hill Welcomes New Executive Director

Craig Karczmer brings over 20 years of experience managing senior living communities to the premier New Providence retirement community.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Craig Karczmer has been named the new executive director of Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, effective January 7.

In his new role, he ...

Long-time Hotel Manager and Community Leader, Kerry Lee, Honored for his Years of Service to New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Kerry Lee was honored and celebrated for his over three decades of service to New Providence at a recent dinner at Moe's Bistro.

Lee recently left the Best Western Murray Hill Inn after a 30 plus year career as the General Manager. "I haven't left the family, I only left the building," said Lee, who plans to remain active in New Providence as a ...

Students Offer Homemade, Heartfelt Thanks to Crossing Guards on Valentine's Day

February 14, 2019

 

 

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Valentine's Day is the perfect day to thank the special people in everyone's life. In New Providence and Berkeley Heights, students created their own valentines to thank the crossing guards for looking out for them as they walk to school.

Elementary schools in both towns held a Valentine's Walk to School Day today, Thursday, Feb.

Families Fuming After Union County Vo-Tech Teacher Fired

UNION COUNTY – About 40 students at Union County Vocational-Technical High School in Scotch Plains have been diverted from their regular program of study following the firing of the school’s electrical engineering teacher after a classroom dispute with a student.

After families rallied in front of the school this week, the school’s principal, Lisa Tauscher, told parents ...

New Providence Public Schools Delayed Opening on Wednesday, February 13

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - All schools will have a delayed opening on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

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.

All staff will report to their buildings no later than 9:30 am.

The Kindergarten schedule will ...

Reserve Now for American Legion’s Annual Sweetheart Dinner

February 4, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - American Legion Post 433 invites area residents to its Annual Sweetheart Meatloaf Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 8,from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Post will be serving up a variety of Meatloaves (Brown Gravy, Italian, Mexican, Mushroom and Salmon), Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Succotash, Cornbread, Salad, Italian bread, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Tea, and ...

New Providence CSA To Host 6th Annual Pasta Dinner & Basket Raffle, Sunday, Feb. 24

The Community Service Association of New Providence (CSA), together with the New Providence Lions Club, will host its 6th Annual Pasta Dinner & Basket Raffle on Sunday, February 24, 2019. This fun, family-friendly event will take place at the DeCorso Community Center, 15 East Fourth Street, New Providence, NJ. Pasta and dessert will be served from 3pm-7pm. Tickets are $12 per person; children ...

Now You Can Order Prestige Online in time for 'The Big Game'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Prestige Diner offers online ordering with the launch of their new redesigned website just in time for catering for Sunday's "Big Game." 

Prestige Diner has improved the online experience for customers across desktops, smartphones, and tablets, giving customers online convenience to order menu favorites, as well as new items from ...

New Providence Boy Scout Troop 63 Wins 2019 Klondike Derby

February 3, 2019

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - On a cold Saturday morning, 9 young men from New Providence Boy Scout Troop 63 gathered at the Watchung Reservation to compete in the annual Patriots' Path Council, Watchung Mountain District Klondike Derby. 

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, the young men from Troop 63 braved temperatures in the teens to compete in a timed 1.5 mile course where the boys had to ...

Skin Deep Salon and Spa Holds Event in Support of NP PBA 132

February 15, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Skin Deep Salon and Spa Goes Blue! Join them on Sunday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for spa treatments, silent auction, food, refreshments and fun. The event benefits the New Providence PBA 132 in their effort to raise money in support of families of fallen police officers during "Police Week 2019" in Washington D.C. 

The New Providence ...

Long-time Hotel Manager and Community Leader, Kerry Lee, Honored for his Years of Service to New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Kerry Lee was honored and celebrated for his over three decades of service to New Providence at a recent dinner at Moe's Bistro.

Lee recently left the Best Western Murray Hill Inn after a 30 plus year career as the General Manager. "I haven't left the family, I only left the building," said Lee, who plans to remain active in New Providence as a ...

Public Safety Issues Dominate New Providence Council Discussion

February 12, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council spent some time discussing both traffic safety and crime prevention at its Monday, Feb. 11 meeting. Several residents also came forward to express their concerns regarding recent burglaries in the borough.

The discussion was prompted by Mayor Al Morgan as he explained the topics at the recent Public Safety Committee meeting. Morgan said that the ...

Borough Council Recognizes New Providence High School Marching Band

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ –The Borough Council recognized the New Providence High School Marching Band for its successful season at the Monday, Feb. 11 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read the proclamation in the band’s honor.

The band has 137 student members in grades 9 through 12 and two managers. “On Sunday, October 28, 2018 the band participated in the USBands New Jersey State ...

VIDEO: Conflict of Interest Discussion Continues at Berkeley Heights Council Meeting

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Council members continued their debate on whether a ‘third party’ legal opinion is needed to determine whether the township attorney and a council member have a conflict of interest when it comes to deciding matters involving Union County.

On Feb. 6, Mayor Angie Devanney, in response to questions submitted to her by TAPinto Berkeley Heights, said the firm of ...

Connection Hosts American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Classes Starting Feb. 20

February 13, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection will be the site of American Red Cross classes for current and aspiring lifeguards in February and March. 

For current Lifeguards -- or those whose certifications have lapsed within the last 30 days -- there will be a Lifeguard Recertification class held Wednesday, February 20 through Friday, February 22 from 6 - 10 p.m. Participants must attend all ...

Lantern Hill Hosts “Ready, Set, Move” Event Discussion focused on best time to sell, how to price, and more

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On January 17, Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, held a “Ready, Set, Move” event on campus with Lantern Hill’s Personal Moving Consultant Jennifer Kohan, real estate experts, and senior move managers. More than 60 reservists and priority list members attended the ...

Lantern Hill Welcomes New Executive Director

Craig Karczmer brings over 20 years of experience managing senior living communities to the premier New Providence retirement community.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Craig Karczmer has been named the new executive director of Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, effective January 7.

In his new role, he ...

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Students Offer Homemade, Heartfelt Thanks to Crossing Guards on Valentine's Day

February 14, 2019

 

 

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Valentine's Day is the perfect day to thank the special people in everyone's life. In New Providence and Berkeley Heights, students created their own valentines to thank the crossing guards for looking out for them as they walk to school.

Elementary schools in both towns held a Valentine's Walk to School Day today, Thursday, Feb.

Berkeley Heights Police Investigate Possible Child Luring Incident by Gov. Livingston High School

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Today, February 13th 2019, at exactly 3:25 pm, a possible child-luring incident occurred near Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights. A 15-year old female Governor Livingston student was approached near the intersection of Mercer Road and Watchung Boulevard directly across from the main entrance driveway to Governor Livingston High School.

A large, white ...

Prosecutor: Westfield Man Had Over 4,000 Child Pornography Files

WESTFIELD, NJ – Authorities have recovered more than 4,000 files depicting children in sexual acts from a local man’s electronics, the Union County Prosecutor said Wednesday.

Officers arrested Gregory L. Brown at his home in the 300 block of John Street Wednesday morning and charged him with first-degree possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute, second-degree ...

Lantern Hill Hosts “Ready, Set, Move” Event Discussion focused on best time to sell, how to price, and more

February 13, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On January 17, Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, held a “Ready, Set, Move” event on campus with Lantern Hill’s Personal Moving Consultant Jennifer Kohan, real estate experts, and senior move managers. More than 60 reservists and priority list members attended the ...

Union Catholic Principal installed as 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal at IHM Mass

February 11, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, was installed as the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal during the Investiture Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday. A reception for the Grand Marshal followed at Shackamaxon Country Club.

Sister Percylee has spearheaded every major advance that Union Catholic has made since 1980 ...

Fanwood Resident Struck by Vehicle in Linden Dies from Injuries

FANWOOD, NJ -- The community is mourning the loss of Meghan Crilly, who succumbed to injuries from a hit-and-run accident in Linden last week. The sad news was announced on the GoFundMe page that had been set up to help the Fanwood resident's family with medical expenses.

 

It is with a heavy heart that we must inform everyone that Meghan has succumbed to her injuries. Her ...

8 Week Bereavement Support Group Begins Feb. 12

“Healing the Grieving Heart: The Journey After the Death of a Loved One,” is a free-of-charge 8-week bereavement support group held at The Church of the Little Flower Bernauer Parish Center, 290 Plainfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights.

Meetings will be held Tuesdays, starting February 12, 2019 through April 2, 2019 from 1-2:30PM. Facilitator is licensed professional counselor, Jeanne ...

Stanton Leuthner Honored by Zoned Academy for Signing to Play Baseball in College

February 14, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Zoned Sports Academy, in Bridgewater, held its annual signing day Feb. 7, honoring its baseball and softball players, including Stanton Leuthner, of New Providence High School, who has committed to playing at Sony Brook University.

About 160 family, friends and students attended to watch the event, which featured speeches by Zoned owner Duke Baxter and Bridgewater Mayor ...

Boys Basketball: Third Quarter Breakout Sends New Providence Past Plainfield, 74-68, in UCT Second Round

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - One of the trademarks of the New Providence High boys basketball team has been its penchant for the big quarter - one that can either establish control of a game for the Pioneers or put it out of reach.

On Tuesday night, it was a combination of both as eighth-seeded New Providence exploded for 29 third-quarter points to overcome a slight halftime deficit and eventually ...

Girls Basketball: New Providence Comes Up Short to Summit in UCT; Penner's Late Game 3-Pointer Wins the Game

SUMMIT, NJ - In a game where points were at a premium, the New Providence High girls basketball team just couldn't close out its Union County Tournament first round match-up with Summit.

Summit, the eighth seed, did just enough to pull out a 27-24 victory over ninth-seeded New Providence in the UCT opening round contest Tuesday night in Summit. Summit will next play at the top-seeded ...

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‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

February 11, 2019

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

Parent Information Night Held February 27 for Prospective Preschoolers at The Connection

February 15, 2019

Registration for The Connection Preschool’s 2019-2020 school year begins March 1st. The Connection Preschool  is committed to encouraging a lifetime of active learners by helping boys and girls ages 3-5 develop the right habits, attitudes and skills that will prepare them to become successful students.

A Parent Information Night will be held Wednesday, February 27 from 7:00-8:00pm.

Six Ways To Give Your Heart Some Love This February

It’s Valentine’s Day and hearts & love are everywhere! February is also American Heart Month, a month designated by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to raise awareness about Heart Health. 

In keeping with the theme of hearts & love this month, we put together six ways you can give your heart, or someone else’s heart, some TLC this month and ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 11th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

Morristown, NJ – Proving that being extraordinary matters, Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, was once again named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number 87 in its 11th consecutive year on the prestigious annual list.

“Our culture of innovation, trust and respect drives our success,” said ...

Is SEO still relevant in 2019? It Should Be Part of Your Online Marketing Strategy

February 8, 2019

The answer is an resounding yes, SEO is alive and well and Google's search engines still reward you or penalize you for it.  Let me repeat that SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION is alive and well.

Google alone processes on average over 40 thousand search queries per second, making it over 3.5 billion in a single day.   That alone should tell you that the SEO game is as important ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, February 15, 9:00 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary -- Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

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Fri, February 15, 9:30 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Vinyasa Flow

Health & Wellness

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Fri, February 15, 10:30 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer

Health & Wellness

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Fri, February 15, 6:00 PM

VFW Post 6259, Berkeley Heights

Berkeley Heights VFW Post 6259 Pasta Dinner

Food & Drink Giving Back

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Sat, February 16, 8:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness

Sat, February 16, 9:00 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary -- Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

Raritan Valley Line Mayors Alliance Supports Gateway Project, Pushes for Restoring One-Seat Rides on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line

February 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY – The leaders of the Build Gateway Now Coalition announced this week that the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) Mayors Alliance to the Coalition, a bipartisan group formed in 2018 that consists of 30 mayors representing more than 23,500 daily commuters along the RVL, spanning four counties in New Jersey, have joined the coalition.

“We are thrilled to welcome the RVL ...

Former Newark Mayor Announces Presidential Bid

NEWARK, NJ - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Newark's former mayor, announced on Twitter this morning that he is running for president of the United States.

Booker's announcement on the first day of Black History Month comes as no surprise. The 49-year old senator's run was years in the making. He recently stepped up his travel to early primary states, including in Iowa, New Hampshire ...

How Union County Supports Immigrants, Residents 60 and Up

February 8, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County officials are considering initiatives designed to benefit immigrants and residents 60 and older.

There are around 2 million immigrants in New Jersey, comprising just over one-fifth of the state’s population, the most recent Census Bureau estimates available show. We Are One New Jersey helps some of these immigrants navigate the American ...

Raritan Valley Line Mayors Alliance Supports Gateway Project, Pushes for Restoring One-Seat Rides on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line

February 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY – The leaders of the Build Gateway Now Coalition announced this week that the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) Mayors Alliance to the Coalition, a bipartisan group formed in 2018 that consists of 30 mayors representing more than 23,500 daily commuters along the RVL, spanning four counties in New Jersey, have joined the coalition.

“We are thrilled to welcome the RVL ...

I Want You to Want Me

Happy Valentine’s Day college searchers!  I often tell families that finding the right school is like falling in love.  Students sometimes experience a gut feeling the first time they walk on the right campus and, if they’re lucky, are courted by the college with an enthusiastic offer of admission with generous scholarships.  A perfect match.

I wish it happened that ...

Beneficiary Form Checklist 2019

Did you know that your designated beneficiary forms will trump any other estate planning documents you may have established? Maintaining current, accurate designated beneficiary forms may seem like an obvious task to complete as you plan for the future, but it is often also one of the most overlooked. Failing to properly update these forms can compromise the legacy you worked so hard to ...