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Team Velvet's Mini Movie Wins A 'Winnie Award' At Equus Film Festival

December 10, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Little Annie is a miniature horse who helps children suffering from trauma. She also stars in Little Horse Big Medicine, which won a Winnie Award at the 2018 Equus Film Festival held in Brooklyn, N.Y.  from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The story is told from Annie’s point of view as she is the film’s narrator.

Filmmakers came to the festival from near and ...

Police Seek Help Locating Woman Missing Since Dec. 6

WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6.

A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Watchung Borough Chief of Police Joseph Cina.

Kim walked away from her residence ...

Take A Wish Is New Jersey Sires Stakes Horse Of The Year

TRENTON, N.J. — Take A Wish has been named the New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year for 2018.

The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS-sponsored races and other major stakes for New Jersey-sired or bred horses.

Take A Wish, is a daughter of Wishing Stone, ...

Cookies at the 'Cookie Walk' Flew Off The Platters at American Legion Post 433

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – There were more cookies at the American Legion Post 433 Cookie Walk on Saturday, than there were last year…more than 150 platters, an estimated 8,000 cookies. 

The sad news for many is the cookies were all gone by noon. That's about 133 cookies a minute going into boxes.

When the Cookie Walk opened at 11 a.m. there was a huge line of ...

Sirens Signal Santa's Arrival at New Providence Firehouse

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Sirens marked Santa Claus' arrival at the Firehouse on Floral Avenue. He waved to excited children and adults from the basket of the aerial ladder truck before climbing down and walking to the firehouse.

 

 

 

Mayor Al Morgan, wearing a top hap, and fire officials greeted Santa before he headed into the warmth of the firehouse and ...

New Providence Community Celebrates Holiday Season at “Night of a Thousand Stars” (Photo Gallery)

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Hundreds braved the frigid temperatures this past Friday night in downtown New Providence to gather and enjoy what has become a cherished holiday tradition in Centennial Park, the lighting of the tree in the pavilion. 

Friends, families, and neighbors came together in Centennial Park for the heartwarming, free outdoor community event to celebrate the holiday season ...

Sirens Signal Santa's Arrival at New Providence Firehouse

December 9, 2018

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Sirens marked Santa Claus' arrival at the Firehouse on Floral Avenue. He waved to excited children and adults from the basket of the aerial ladder truck before climbing down and walking to the firehouse.

 

 

 

Mayor Al Morgan, wearing a top hap, and fire officials greeted Santa before he headed into the warmth of the firehouse and ...

New Providence Community Celebrates Holiday Season at “Night of a Thousand Stars” (Photo Gallery)

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Hundreds braved the frigid temperatures this past Friday night in downtown New Providence to gather and enjoy what has become a cherished holiday tradition in Centennial Park, the lighting of the tree in the pavilion. 

Friends, families, and neighbors came together in Centennial Park for the heartwarming, free outdoor community event to celebrate the holiday season ...

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Presents CAFÉ Choir Concert in Chatham December 14

BERKELEY HEIGHTS— The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) presents a concert featuring the CAFÉ Choir on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Chatham United Methodist Church located at 460 Main Street in Chatham. The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of WIPA faculty members Timothy Maureen Cole and Jamie Baer Peterson and featuring ...

Nokia Bell Labs Evaluating Future of its Murray Hill Campus

November 29, 2018

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Nokia has hired a consulting group to help evaluate whether Nokia should stay at its current location.

Mayor Robert Woodruff made that information public at the Nov. 20 Township Council meeting. As a prelude to the announcement, he told the council he and Township John Bussiculo have been “paying attention to the Nokia Alcatel property,” in ...

Assessment Report Shows Continued Standard Test Success of New Providence Students

December 2, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence students continue to outscore their peers at the state and national levels in standardized tests. Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision provided a power point assessment report regarding the recent test results as well as the testing trends at the Tuesday, Nov. 27 Board of Education (BOE) meeting.

New Providence students ...

As Community Rallies Against Hate, Swastikas Appear at Summit High School

SUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard campus.

Like the incident at LCJSMS, Grimaldi notes in her e-mail that the incident has been ...

New Providence Teachers Grow Frustrated Over Lack of New Contract

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – A large number of New Providence teachers attended the Tuesday, Nov. 27 Board of Education (BOE) meeting equipped with signs reading “Fair Contract” and “Teachers are people, not line items” and others. Some faculty members took the microphone to vent their frustration with the board and to plead for a better benefit package and salary ...

Cookies at the 'Cookie Walk' Flew Off The Platters at American Legion Post 433

December 9, 2018

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – There were more cookies at the American Legion Post 433 Cookie Walk on Saturday, than there were last year…more than 150 platters, an estimated 8,000 cookies. 

The sad news for many is the cookies were all gone by noon. That's about 133 cookies a minute going into boxes.

When the Cookie Walk opened at 11 a.m. there was a huge line of ...

Cookies at the 'Cookie Walk' Flew Off The Platters at American Legion Post 433

December 9, 2018

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – There were more cookies at the American Legion Post 433 Cookie Walk on Saturday, than there were last year…more than 150 platters, an estimated 8,000 cookies. 

The sad news for many is the cookies were all gone by noon. That's about 133 cookies a minute going into boxes.

When the Cookie Walk opened at 11 a.m. there was a huge line of ...

NJ Sharing Network Holds Send Off Event for Liver Recipient Jim Rhatican, of Berkeley Heights, as New Year's Rose Parade 'Donate Life' Float Honoree

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA.

"Since 2004, the Donate Life float has added an emotional and deeply meaningful dimension to America's ...

N.J. Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink. The ...

Nokia Bell Labs Evaluating Future of its Murray Hill Campus

November 29, 2018

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Nokia has hired a consulting group to help evaluate whether Nokia should stay at its current location.

Mayor Robert Woodruff made that information public at the Nov. 20 Township Council meeting. As a prelude to the announcement, he told the council he and Township John Bussiculo have been “paying attention to the Nokia Alcatel property,” in ...

Chatham Residents, Cub Scouts Speak Up at PO Plaza Redevelopment Workshop; In Favor of Pedestrian Path, Historic Look

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents turned out for the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Workshop to ask questions and offer their own ideas on Wednesday night. The Cub Scouts also came armed with models of their own.

Overall, it was a productive session for urban planners from Topology, who gathered feedback and wrote down ideas offered by residents during the 90-minute workshop session held ...

Chatham Borough Council Member Weber Warns of Consequences of Pot Legalization; Council Delays Vote to Oppose, Ban

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Council member Bob Weber made a power-point presentation on the "Consequences of Legalized Marijuana" and urged the council to pass a resolution opposing the state's "fast-track" legalization at Monday night's regular meeting.

The council decided to take a slower approach, with a resolution vote scheduled for its Dec. 10 ...

NJ Sharing Network Holds Send Off Event for Liver Recipient Jim Rhatican, of Berkeley Heights, as New Year's Rose Parade 'Donate Life' Float Honoree

December 6, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA.

"Since 2004, the Donate Life float has added an emotional and deeply meaningful dimension to America's ...

Team Velvet's Mini Movie Wins A 'Winnie Award' At Equus Film Festival

December 10, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Little Annie is a miniature horse who helps children suffering from trauma. She also stars in Little Horse Big Medicine, which won a Winnie Award at the 2018 Equus Film Festival held in Brooklyn, N.Y.  from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The story is told from Annie’s point of view as she is the film’s narrator.

Filmmakers came to the festival from near and ...

Obituaries

Mrs. Jane Ehnis, formerly of Vero Beach, Fl. and New Providence, NJ, passed away at age 93 on May ...
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Police Seek Help Locating Woman Missing Since Dec. 6

December 10, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6.

A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Watchung Borough Chief of Police Joseph Cina.

Kim walked away from her residence ...

Sirens Signal Santa's Arrival at New Providence Firehouse

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Sirens marked Santa Claus' arrival at the Firehouse on Floral Avenue. He waved to excited children and adults from the basket of the aerial ladder truck before climbing down and walking to the firehouse.

 

 

 

Mayor Al Morgan, wearing a top hap, and fire officials greeted Santa before he headed into the warmth of the firehouse and ...

Borough Council Appoints Stephen Drown as Lieutenant

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed Stephen Drown as Lieutenant in the New Providence Police Department at its Monday, Nov. 26 meeting. His annual salary rate will be $133,899.02.

With regard to other news the council had a second reading and public hearing on an ordinance reducing the 45/mph speed limit to 40/mph on Mountain Avenue between the Diamond Hill-Union Avenue ...

Bradley Funeral Home Owner Wants to Build 38 Luxury Townhomes on Main Street in Chatham; Plan Panned by Borough Council

December 2, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A presentation asking for a zoning overlay that would allow for 38 luxury townhomes and nine affordable housing units to be built on Main Street was met with opposition by the mayor and Borough of Chatham Council at its regular meeting Monday night.

Scott Bradley of the Bradley Funeral Home and two other Chatham property owners want to partner with AST Development to ...

Chatham Borough Council Votes Unanimously to Designate a Portion of River Road "In Need of Redevelopment"

CHATHAM, NJ - Four consecutive lots on River Road, starting from the corner of Watchung Avenue, were designated as "an area in need of redevelopment" by a 6-0 vote of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night.

The vote followed a public hearing held at the borough's Nov. 13 meeting, which acknowledged the Nov. 7 planning board approval, recommending the designation.

The ...

Nokia Bell Labs Evaluating Future of its Murray Hill Campus

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Nokia has hired a consulting group to help evaluate whether Nokia should stay at its current location.

Mayor Robert Woodruff made that information public at the Nov. 20 Township Council meeting. As a prelude to the announcement, he told the council he and Township John Bussiculo have been “paying attention to the Nokia Alcatel property,” in ...

New Providence High School Celebrates Fall Season Accomplishments at Sports Awards Ceremony

December 5, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Monday, New Providence High School (NPHS) held its annual fall sports awards. The ceremony acknowledged all of NPHS's fall athletic teams. 

"This fall season, it was clear that our teams had built incredibly close and tight-knit relationships," said New Providence Athletic Director Vinny Carangelo. "The concept of pursuing team ...

Girls Basketball: New Providence Hopes To Build On Last Season’s Experience

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The combination of pretty much all key players returning from last season’s team and a move to the lower division of the Union County Conference has the New Providence Pioneers girls basketball team thinking big when it comes to expectations this season.

The Pioneers garnered just six wins last season but gained valuable experience playing against some of the ...

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TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Elefante Music & School for the Performing Arts

Elefante Music & School for the Performing Arts has been teaching music to the community for over 20 years.  Lessons, rentals, and repairs are offered on all instruments as well as voice, and the next semester of performing arts classes starts in February which includes their super-popular annual spring musical (this year is Willy Wonka Jr).  Purchase a gift card between now and ...

TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Embassy Suites

Celebrate the Holidays at the Embassy Suites Berkeley Heights. Rates starting at $129 per night.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights is an urban oasis, all-suite hotel in Berkeley Heights with free cooked-to-order breakfast, complimentary drinks & snacks at night! 

Wake up to an omelet and other breakfast items at our free cooked-to-order breakfast. In a hurry? Grab ...

TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Skin Deep Salon and Spa

The moment you walk through the door, you'll discover that Skin Deep Salon & Spa offers a vast array of haircare, skincare and body treatments in a luxurious and inviting atmosphere. From their European-trained staff to the most advanced technology and services available, you will experience a world-class spa that is often referred to as the best in Northern NJ.

Give a Gift of ...

TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Linda's Creative Gifts

Linda's Creative Gifts is your little shop with a twist that has brought something big to downtown New Providence, showcasing the work of 40 local, U.S. and Fair Trade artists.

Come to Linda's for any holiday gift you still need and they will wrap them for you too! 

Mention TAPinto Promotion for $5 off $50 purchase or more through ...

TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: European Wax Center of Berkeley Heights

The European Wax Center of Berkeley Heights offers hair removal and waxing services for men and women. Let us pamper you with hair wax services like our Brazilian wax, eyebrow, bikini, leg, upper lip, face, full body waxing, and more. Guests can enhance their waxing experience with European Wax Center’s signature line of skin and beauty products and the convenience of online ...

TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Adams Fine Clothing

Come See What You've been Missing! Adams is the Nordtroms of New Providence. Save time and avoid the crowds at the mall and shop locally for chic casual, high end business wear and fun summer brights from Vineyard Vines.

Adams Fine Clothing Hickey Freeman national yearend clearance is now 15% OFF

Adams Fine Clothing in almost doubling the saving to 25% OFF  custom made ...

TAPinto Holiday Gift Guide: Anything Floral

Anything Floral is a full service flower shop that specializes in event design. Their gift shop includes jewelry, clothing, accessories, candles, body care products, chocolate and home decor.

TAPinto Holiday Promotion

Wrap up your Holidays with Anything Floral - your local, one-stop shop for flowers, gifts, clothing and accessories! 

Present this Ad and save 10% off your ...

Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

December 8, 2018

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

Free Election Date Calendar Highlights Arts and Sciences in Union County

December 10, 2018

The free 2019 Election Date Calendar is now available said Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi . The new Arts & Sciences in Union County calendar provides all important dates and deadlines for the 2019 election cycle, along with full page illustrations highlighting history-making people, places and milestones in Union County.

“From Paul Robeson to Carl Sagan, Union County has played an ...

Public Invited to Free Concert in Westfield

The public is invited to attend a free concert given by The Musical Club of Westfield on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. This is the December offering in year-long series of events sponsored by the Musical Club and will be held at the First Baptist Church of Westfield located at 170 Elm Street in Westfield, NJ.

The concert will begin with Angelsong, written in 2014 by noted ...

Public invited to free concert in Westfield, Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend a free concert given by The Musical Club of Westfield on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 1:30pm. This is the December offering in year-long series of events sponsored by the Musical Club and will be held at the First Baptist Church of Westfield located at 170 Elm Street in Westfield, NJ.

The concert will begin with Angelsong, written in 2014 by noted ...

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Tue, December 11, 9:00 AM

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

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

Tue, December 11, 9:15 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Essential Hatha Yoga

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Pilates Reformer

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Essential Hatha Flow Yoga

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Union County Honors Jennifer Popper of Plainfield

November 29, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East Coast Greenway.

Michael Popper died in June 2016 in a kayaking accident near Corea Harbor, Maine. Jennifer ...

Bradley Funeral Home Owner Wants to Build 38 Luxury Townhomes on Main Street in Chatham; Plan Panned by Borough Council

December 2, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A presentation asking for a zoning overlay that would allow for 38 luxury townhomes and nine affordable housing units to be built on Main Street was met with opposition by the mayor and Borough of Chatham Council at its regular meeting Monday night.

Scott Bradley of the Bradley Funeral Home and two other Chatham property owners want to partner with AST Development to ...

This is what mindset is all about!

December 7, 2018

Imagine you have a crazy morning; a power outage during the night causes your alarm to go off late, you’re greeted by a morning meltdown, courtesy of your children, you spill coffee on your shirt but you were sure the lid was on tight, and then, as if your morning wasn't frustrating enough, you pull into the train station and cannot find a parking spot, but it doesn't matter since ...

End of Year Check List

With the holiday season upon us, your to-do list might seem endless. In the midst of preparing for all the festivities, have you taken the time to review your end of year financial checklist?

Review our End of Year financial to-dos to help ensure you start 2019 out on the right foot

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□Should you do a Roth IRA Conversion?

For a 2018 Roth ...

Things to do for 2019- Part 4 of 4

Things to Do for 2019: January 31, 2019 Deadlines

Part 4 of 4

Check that clients 70½ or older in 2019 receive their notification about their RMD for the upcoming year. Be sure that the calculation has been done correctly and that the 2018 year-end account balance is correct.
Do a Form 5329 check-up. IRS Form 5329 is used to report the 10% penalty for early distributions, the 6% ...