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Governor Murphy Signs Four Bills Strengthening New Jersey Gun Laws at Governor Livingston High School

July 17, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy chose Governor Livingston High School (GLHS) as the venue for signing a package of what he called “commonsense” gun safety bills on Tuesday, July 16.

The bills, four in all, “reaffirm New Jersey’s commitment to institute the strongest gun laws in the nation which are part of Gun Safety Package 2.0, (and) follow a series ...

Allergy Friendly Chocolate Pudding Fruit Tart

Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read her essay, “11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies,” here.

Need a fun summer dessert that someone with food allergies can enjoy? Use their favorite fruit and cookies to make this tart. The easy homemade pudding is ...

Upcoming Summer Events at the New Providence Library

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Memorial Library located at 377 Elkwood Avenue has a full calendar of activities for all ages this summer. The following are the upcoming Summer 2019 Events. Call (908) 665-0311 with inquiries.

July 17 @ 6 PM : NP Community Pool Book Club (Adults)

Have you read "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens?  Pull up a pool ...

Springfield First Responders Battle Fire at Baltusrol Clubhouse

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield Firefighters and other first responders were called to Baltusrol Golf Club Tuesday afternoon for a small blaze that broke out in the clubhouse of the famed golf course.

Just before noon, the fire broke out on the third-floor side facing the golf course. That area is set up in a hotel room format for guests to stay in when they come to the course ...

‘Bombs’ Signal Beginning Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Feast Day, Parade Began at 8:45 a.m.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Seven ‘Bombs’ at 7 a.m. marked the beginning of the Mount Carmel Feast this morning, but for some the preparations for today’s March began even earlier.

Members of the Mount Carmel Society gathered at 6 a.m. at Mount Carmel Hall to prepare and decorate the Blessed Lady statute and place it on a platform behind a riding mower donated by Chatham Lawn ...

New Providence Memorial Library Wants Community-wide Input

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Memorial Library (NPML) is looking for community-wide input.  They’ve created a short 23-question survey to gauge public opinions about everything from parking to collections with an emphasis on programming and library spaces.   

The data will be used to create a strategic plan that will provide goals and direction for the next 3-5 ...

Upcoming Summer Events at the New Providence Library

July 17, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Memorial Library located at 377 Elkwood Avenue has a full calendar of activities for all ages this summer. The following are the upcoming Summer 2019 Events. Call (908) 665-0311 with inquiries.

July 17 @ 6 PM : NP Community Pool Book Club (Adults)

Have you read "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens?  Pull up a pool ...

‘Bombs’ Signal Beginning Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Feast Day, Parade Began at 8:45 a.m.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Seven ‘Bombs’ at 7 a.m. marked the beginning of the Mount Carmel Feast this morning, but for some the preparations for today’s March began even earlier.

Members of the Mount Carmel Society gathered at 6 a.m. at Mount Carmel Hall to prepare and decorate the Blessed Lady statute and place it on a platform behind a riding mower donated by Chatham Lawn ...

New Providence Memorial Library Wants Community-wide Input

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Memorial Library (NPML) is looking for community-wide input.  They’ve created a short 23-question survey to gauge public opinions about everything from parking to collections with an emphasis on programming and library spaces.   

The data will be used to create a strategic plan that will provide goals and direction for the next 3-5 ...

TAPinto Breaks All-Time Monthly Readership Record: 1,270,494 Readers, 3,453,599 Pageviews in June 2019

July 9, 2019

TAPinto.net, a network of more than 80 franchised online local news sites in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Florida, had a record-breaking month of traffic in June, logging 1,270,494 unique readers and 3,453,599 pageviews.  The record marks continued growth in TAPinto’s readership and engagement metrics across its 82 franchised sites.  During ...

Taylor Rental Celebrates 50 Years in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Taylor Rental celebrated their 50th year in business with a barbecue at their store located at 284 Springfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights.  

Mayor Angie Devanney stopped by the celebration and read a proclamation honoring the family owned and operated Taylor Rental for its 50 years. She also recognized business president Paul Neuwirth for ...

Fraud in Westfield: Police Warn Businesses to Lookout for Phony Fire Inspector

WESTFIELD, NJ – Police are warning local businesses to be on the lookout for a man impersonating a fire protection inspector from a fake company he calls “Metro Fire Prevention.”

The man offers to inspect and service fire extinguishers for a fee, Police Chief Chris Battiloro said in a statement Monday. The man visited two local businesses during the late morning hours on ...

New Providence School District Awards Certificates of Excellence

July 10, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence School District was pleased to recognize its distinguished individual student athletes and teams at the June 27th Board of Education meeting.  The recipients achieved excellence in their sport at the county, state sectional or state level.

Certificates of Excellence were awarded to a host of individual athletes.

Sophia Kudryashova won the 100 ...

New Providence High School Class of 2019 is Celebrated at 60th Annual Commencement Ceremony

Editor's note: Email photos of graduates to bpeer@tapinto.net to be included in photo gallery.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Last Friday, on a beautiful, but blustery evening, the New Providence High School Class of 2019 received their diplomas in the school’s 60th Commencement Program.

174 members of the class of 2019 walked through the gates in a procession to Lieder Field to Pomp ...

Winner by EKO

Maria J. Orgeira, Patricia Fontan, ESL teacher Claudia Gutierrez and Paola Acosta joined members of the community, students and their families to celebrate the completion of Empowering Kids Organization’s (EKO) after-school ESL program, organized by EKO and funded by Summit's Central Presbyterian Church.

Founded by Summit residents Acosta, Fontan, Orgeira, ...

Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

July 12, 2019

Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) at no charge. Statements can be submitted from Labor Day (September 2, 2019) until Saturday, November 2, 2019 at midnight EST (for publication on Saturday, November 2 or Sunday, November 3, 2019). Publication of candidate ...

Sal and Tami Going Strong after 40 Years at Dimaios: Pizza Delivery to Food Network

July 8, 2019

Part 2 of 3-Part Article Series

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  TAPinto continues our series with Sal Passalacqua in celebration of 40 years at Dimaios. The series started with Sal's Sicilian roots and coming to America [Carini Roots to Dimaios] to help with the family pizzeria business before he opened his own restaurant in Berkeley Heights. 

Sal told ...

Fanwood Grille Celebrates 2nd Anniversary on July 7 with Expanded Menu and Extended Hours

FANWOOD, NJ – The Fanwood Grille celebrates its second anniversary next week with longer hours, a return to seven days, and a greater emphasis on its dinner menu and meals to go.

“We realized a few things over the first two years. One is that we are known for our food made from scratch and cooked to order -- that’s why breakfast is so busy on the weekends,” said chef ...

Governor Murphy Signs Four Bills Strengthening New Jersey Gun Laws at Governor Livingston High School

July 17, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy chose Governor Livingston High School (GLHS) as the venue for signing a package of what he called “commonsense” gun safety bills on Tuesday, July 16.

The bills, four in all, “reaffirm New Jersey’s commitment to institute the strongest gun laws in the nation which are part of Gun Safety Package 2.0, (and) follow a series ...

New Providence Memorial Library Wants Community-wide Input

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Memorial Library (NPML) is looking for community-wide input.  They’ve created a short 23-question survey to gauge public opinions about everything from parking to collections with an emphasis on programming and library spaces.   

The data will be used to create a strategic plan that will provide goals and direction for the next 3-5 ...

Malinowski Talks Politics and Public Policy with Crowd in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - About 75 guests obliged Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, and showed up at Cheech’s Own for a cup of coffee Saturday night, but the first-term congressman didn’t get to share a fresh brew with them because he was too busy talking and answering questions about the drama, frustrations, idealism, legislative battles and the political realities of Washington, DC.

Six ...

Rally to Call For Closure of ICE Detention Centers Set For 6:30 p.m. Friday in New Brunswick

July 12, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several organizations from the city and beyond will band together Friday to call for the closure of ICE detention centers in the state.

The Lights For Liberty Rally will start at the intersection of Albany and George streets at 6:30 p.m.

Central Jersey Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is co-sponsoring the protest along with groups including ACLU People Power - ...

Teen Lifeguards Honored for Rescue of 5-year-old at The Hills' Swimming Pool

July 12, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Two 17-year-old lifeguards who will be seniors this fall at Ridge High School teamed up to rescue and revive a five-year-old who had sunk in the main pool at The Hills complex recently _ and were commended on Tuesday night for saving the boy.

Annie Page and Nicoletta Agostino, both rising seniors at Ridge, were presented with a resolution approved by the ...

Atlantic Health System, Kindred Healthcare Celebrate Completion of Brand-New, Two-Story Rehabilitation Hospital in Madison

MORRISTOWN, NJ and LOUISVILLE, KY  – Atlantic Health System and Kindred Healthcare today marked the completion of Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, a brand-new state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital that will combine the expertise of two leaders in high-quality patient care.

The new $24 million, two-story, 38-bed rehabilitation hospital located in Madison, is the first ...

Clinical Trial at Morristown Medical Center Giving Stage 4 Melanoma Cancer Patient a ‘Second Shot at Life’

MORRISTOWN, NJ – John Snyder, 57, is amongst the estimated one million who are living with melanoma as he continues his valiant fight against skin cancer that has already spanned over five years. Despite enduring a seemingly endless string of treatments that ranged from chemotherapy and radiotherapy to surgical procedures and experimental treatments, there had been little headway made ...

The Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center Announces Venue for Mansion in May 2020

June 25, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center has announced the newest venue for the Mansion in May 2020. The venue will be....... Tyvan Hill.

Tyvan Hill, located in New Vernon is a 10,000 square, u-shaped brick and stone mansion designed by the prominent New York architectural firm of Peabondy, Wilson & Brown for John Wesley Castles Jr. and his wife, ...

Everyone Can “Bite Back” against Mosquitoes in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - As summer begins in earnest, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders asks residents, businesses and visitors alike to help reduce the mosquito population.

“Mosquito control is something that everyone can help with, and it makes a big difference,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “Aside from being itchy and annoying, mosquito bites can spread ...

Rally to Call For Closure of ICE Detention Centers Set For 6:30 p.m. Friday in New Brunswick

July 12, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several organizations from the city and beyond will band together Friday to call for the closure of ICE detention centers in the state.

The Lights For Liberty Rally will start at the intersection of Albany and George streets at 6:30 p.m.

Central Jersey Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is co-sponsoring the protest along with groups including ACLU People Power - ...

Obituaries

- Jun 6, 2019
Ronald E. Cook, 73, died on June 6, 2019 in a Daytona Beach hospital after complications with ...
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Springfield First Responders Battle Fire at Baltusrol Clubhouse

July 16, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield Firefighters and other first responders were called to Baltusrol Golf Club Tuesday afternoon for a small blaze that broke out in the clubhouse of the famed golf course.

Just before noon, the fire broke out on the third-floor side facing the golf course. That area is set up in a hotel room format for guests to stay in when they come to the course ...

Westfield PBA Gearing up for Annual Car Show this Saturday

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield PBA Local 90 is gearing up for its third annual car, Jeep and motorcycle show this weekend, complete with refreshments, games and plenty of entertainment.

The event,  set for Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is an opportunity for community members to mingle with members of the police department, show chairman Officer Chris ...

‘Bombs’ Signal Beginning Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Feast Day, Parade Began at 8:45 a.m.

July 16, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Seven ‘Bombs’ at 7 a.m. marked the beginning of the Mount Carmel Feast this morning, but for some the preparations for today’s March began even earlier.

Members of the Mount Carmel Society gathered at 6 a.m. at Mount Carmel Hall to prepare and decorate the Blessed Lady statute and place it on a platform behind a riding mower donated by Chatham Lawn ...

Video: St. Mary of the Assumption H.S. Scheduled to Close; Parents Plead with Public to “Help Save Our School“

Story Update (Thursday 11:30 a.m.)

ELIZABETH, NJ - St. Mary of the Assumption High School in Elizabeth, a school that has served parts of NJ and NY since 1930, has announced it is about to close if they don’t get some help from the community, said School President Marie Chirico. Parents, teachers, and students rallied at the school on Wednesday to raise ...

New Providence Fans Cheer on America’s Favorite Past Time and its Youngest Players

July 14, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Baseball was in full swing on Saturday at Oakwood Park. New Providence PAL’s Green League hosted participants from over 30 towns in their annual AllStar games.

Over 400 players ages 7 through 14 played 16 games over three locations in New Providence, Union and Westfield. 

The 10th annual All Star game players are selected to represent their teams and ...

New Providence School District Awards Certificates of Excellence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence School District was pleased to recognize its distinguished individual student athletes and teams at the June 27th Board of Education meeting.  The recipients achieved excellence in their sport at the county, state sectional or state level.

Certificates of Excellence were awarded to a host of individual athletes.

Sophia Kudryashova won the 100 ...

New Jersey's Tobin Heath Wins Gold Along With U.S. Women's Soccer Team

LYON, France -- In a game that was scoreless through the first 60 minutes, the U.S. Women's Soccer Team scored twice down the stretch for a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands to win the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday.

Tobin Heath, a 2006 graduate of Ridge High School, is a member of the Gold-winning U.S. team. Heath started and saw extensive playing time Sunday, but she did not ...

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Allergy Friendly Chocolate Pudding Fruit Tart

July 17, 2019

Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read her essay, “11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies,” here.

Need a fun summer dessert that someone with food allergies can enjoy? Use their favorite fruit and cookies to make this tart. The easy homemade pudding is ...

Keep Cool in Union County through the Weekend

July 17, 2019

As another heat wave rolls into New Jersey, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that resources are available for cooling off during extreme hot weather.

The National Weather Service has called a heat advisory for the Union County area for the late afternoon of today, July 17, as well as the entire weekend of July 20 and July 21. The heat wave is expected to last ...

Accessible Units Open Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities at Station Square Thanks to Partnership with Borough, Developer and The Arc

Accessible Units Open Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities at Station Square Thanks to Partnership with Borough, Developer and The Arc

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - “When a town, a developer and an organization work together like this, great things can happen” (Matt Leshetz, VP of Construction at Landmark Companies). The Arc of Union County is excited to share the newest developments ...

“Reach for the Moon” on July 17th at the Union County Trailside Nature & Science Center

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular Wednesday Matinee series at Trailside Nature & Science Center continues on July 17, as “Reach for the Moon” makes its debut. This program, made in partnership with NASA and Mad Science of New Jersey, will propel young visitors to the outer reaches of the solar system, travelling 239,800 miles ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert - Sunscreen

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

Measles, the Causes of Heart Palpitations and More: AtlantiCast by Atlantic Health System

On the latest AtlantiCast, find out what you need to know about measles, learn about the causes of heart palpitations, we’ll take you to the latest in state-of-the-art urgent care centers, we’ll share the physical symptoms of depression and much more! See every episode at AtlanticHealth.org.

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Seven Ways to Manage Risk in Retirement

News reports notwithstanding, people are living longer than ever before. That means many more years of enjoying a well-earned retirement. However, longer lifespans make it critical to carefully manage risk--even after retirement--to ensure that you have the funds you need to maintain your lifestyle.

These are seven ways you can protect your retirement income from perils like inflation, market ...