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Red-Nosed Racer: Summit's Santa Claus Shop Host 'Reindeer Run' Nov. 25

November 21, 2018

And then away went Rudolph a whizzing like a shooting star
Run, run Rudolph, Santa's got to make it to town

Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry

SUMMIT, NJ - The elves who magically make the Summit Santa Claus Shop appear each year, and have for the past five-plus decades, are getting ready to lace up their waffle trainers.

That's because The Santa Claus Shop -- which ...

New Providence Students Participate in Sparta Robotics Competition

SPARTA, NJ – It was a busy day for the members of the Sparta robotics students as they hosted nearly 1000 elementary and middle school ages children their parents at the high school for a VEX IQ competition. The robotics competition required the teams of participants to design, build and code the robots.

The event was presented in partnership with Robot Revolution from ...

Home for the Holidays: Prestige Diner Open on Thanksgiving; Breakfast with Santa, Saturday

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Home for the holidays? Step out of the cold weather and enjoy the warm spirit of this time of the year at Prestige Diner offering their classic menu and new seasonal items; plus full bar with seasonal cocktails.

Prestige will be open until 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Like their Facebook page ...

Check Out The New Providence 2018 Holiday Festival Activity Map

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The big event is almost here!  Join Us at the Holiday Festival on Nov. 23.

The Holiday Festival, featuring the Christmas Walk, Santa’s Grand Parade, International Celebrations, and fireworks, takes place on Friday, Nov. 23.  It is followed by Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24

The annual Christmas Walk, an evening gathering traditionally ...

Boy Scouts Hold Blood Drive at NJ Sharing Network on Nov. 23

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Friday, November 23, 2018 from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m., Troop 368 of Berkeley Heights is sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross. The blood drive will be hosted by the NJ Sharing Network located at 691 Central Avenue, New Providence. Blood donors can make appointments by signing up online at redcrossblood.org and entering zip code ...

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 ...

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, ...

Check Out The New Providence 2018 Holiday Festival Activity Map

November 20, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The big event is almost here!  Join Us at the Holiday Festival on Nov. 23.

The Holiday Festival, featuring the Christmas Walk, Santa’s Grand Parade, International Celebrations, and fireworks, takes place on Friday, Nov. 23.  It is followed by Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24

The annual Christmas Walk, an evening gathering traditionally ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 Students Participate in Sparta Robotics Competition

November 21, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – It was a busy day for the members of the Sparta robotics students as they hosted nearly 1000 elementary and middle school ages children their parents at the high school for a VEX IQ competition. The robotics competition required the teams of participants to design, build and code the robots.

The event was presented in partnership with Robot Revolution from ...

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

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 ...

Home for the Holidays: Prestige Diner Open on Thanksgiving; Breakfast with Santa, Saturday

November 21, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Home for the holidays? Step out of the cold weather and enjoy the warm spirit of this time of the year at Prestige Diner offering their classic menu and new seasonal items; plus full bar with seasonal cocktails.

Prestige will be open until 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Like their Facebook page ...

Check Out The New Providence 2018 Holiday Festival Activity Map

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The big event is almost here!  Join Us at the Holiday Festival on Nov. 23.

The Holiday Festival, featuring the Christmas Walk, Santa’s Grand Parade, International Celebrations, and fireworks, takes place on Friday, Nov. 23.  It is followed by Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24

The annual Christmas Walk, an evening gathering traditionally ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Red-Nosed Racer: Summit's Santa Claus Shop Host 'Reindeer Run' Nov. 25

November 21, 2018

And then away went Rudolph a whizzing like a shooting star
Run, run Rudolph, Santa's got to make it to town

Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry

SUMMIT, NJ - The elves who magically make the Summit Santa Claus Shop appear each year, and have for the past five-plus decades, are getting ready to lace up their waffle trainers.

That's because The Santa Claus Shop -- which ...

Check Out The New Providence 2018 Holiday Festival Activity Map

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The big event is almost here!  Join Us at the Holiday Festival on Nov. 23.

The Holiday Festival, featuring the Christmas Walk, Santa’s Grand Parade, International Celebrations, and fireworks, takes place on Friday, Nov. 23.  It is followed by Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24

The annual Christmas Walk, an evening gathering traditionally ...

Boy Scouts Hold Blood Drive at NJ Sharing Network on Nov. 23

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Friday, November 23, 2018 from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m., Troop 368 of Berkeley Heights is sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross. The blood drive will be hosted by the NJ Sharing Network located at 691 Central Avenue, New Providence. Blood donors can make appointments by signing up online at redcrossblood.org and entering zip code ...

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, ...

Boy Scouts Hold Blood Drive at NJ Sharing Network on Nov. 23

November 20, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Friday, November 23, 2018 from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m., Troop 368 of Berkeley Heights is sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross. The blood drive will be hosted by the NJ Sharing Network located at 691 Central Avenue, New Providence. Blood donors can make appointments by signing up online at redcrossblood.org and entering zip code ...

Atlantic Health System Receives the 2018 Sustainable Business Leadership Award

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 ...

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 ...

New Jerseyans Victorious On First Day Of Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Festival

November 17, 2018

Ava Lindsay

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, remained unfazed by the northern winter storm and opened the Indoor ring to competitors early Friday morning at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro Md., for the first classes of MAEF 2018.

The seventh year of the event is scheduled to run through Sunday, Nov. 18, and will feature ...

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 ...

New Providence Education responds to BOE

November 21, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PUBLIC STATEMENT #1

The New Providence Education Association seeks to respond to the previous public statements of the New Providence Board of Education. The Association is very disappointed that the time and energy of the Board are being directed toward releasing misleading public statements that are moving the two parties further away from an equitable ...

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                    ...

Local Wealth Advisor Completes Advanced Training from America’s IRA Experts at Ed Slott and Company, LLC

Members of Ed Slott’s Master Elite IRA Advisor GroupSM Studied Latest Retirement Account Planning Strategies, Estate Planning Techniques and Tax Laws at Semiannual Workshop

LIBERTY CORNER, NJ – Walter Pardo, certified wealth strategist at Wealth Financial Partners completed his semiannual training with America’s IRA Experts at Ed Slott and Company, LLC in Coronado, ...

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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;

- ...

Tips from Davies Insurance: Best Pet Insurance

November 21, 2018

Best Pet Insurance – Two out of three American households – or about 85 million homes – own pets, and those most lovable roommates don’t come cheap. American spent over $17 billion last year on veterinary care alone, according to figure published by the American Pet Product Association. Per pet, that included $257 for routine care of dogs and $182 for cats. Pet insurance ...

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 2 of 4

Things to Do for 2019: December 31, 2018 Deadlines

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Complete 2018 qualified charitable distributions (QCDs). QCDs allow IRA owners and beneficiaries who are age 70½ and older to transfer up to $100,000 of IRA funds tax-free to charity. These must be done by the end of 2018. Clients who miss the deadline will miss out on this tax break for the year.
Verify that ...

Things to do for 2019- Part 1 of 4

Things to Do for 2019: December 31, 2018 Deadlines

Part 1 of 4

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 ...