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Get to Know the Candidates for New Providence Board of Education

September 26, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Each week leading to the November 8 election, the candidates running for New Providence Board of Education will answer question(s) that will be run in a series on TAPinto New Providence.

The four candidates running for two New Providence Board of Education three-year seats are incumbent Bernadette Cuccaro, Brian ...

Get to Know the Candidates for New Providence Borough Council

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Each week leading to the November 8 election, the candidates running for New Providence Borough Council will answer question(s) that will be run in a series on TAPinto New Providence.

The four candidates running for two New Providence Borough Council seats are incumbent Diane Bilicska (R), Alex Kogan (R), Tommy DeCataldo (D), ...

Get to Know the Candidates for Mayor Series: Al Morgan (R) and Harry Clewell (D)

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Each week leading to the November 8 election, the candidates running for New Providence Mayor will answer question(s) that will be run in a series on TAPinto New Providence.

The two candidates running for Mayor are incumbent Al Morgan (R) and Harry Clewell (D).

AL MORGAN

I am a lifelong New Providence resident proudly serving our community in ...

Learn About 'Factor Investing' in Next Free Peapack Private Wealth Webinar, Sept. 29

Join Peapack Private Wealth Management’s David Dietze and Donna St.Amant on Thursday, September 29 at 1PM ET as they explore factor investing, including what it is, how do you do it, prime examples, classic strategies and potential risks.

There will be Q&A session at the end of the presentation. If you are not able to join live, register now, and we'll send you the recorded link ...

League of Women Voters is sponsoring Candidates Debate for New Providence Mayor and Borough Council

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence & Summit is sponsoring a Candidates Debate for New Providence Mayor and Borough Council. This event will take place on October 6th at 7pm at New Providence High School Chorus Room.  Ann Armstrong from Somerset County will be the Moderator.

The League is asking the residents of New Providence to submit ...

The Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library Hosts 16th Annual Craft Fair, Saturday, Oct. 1

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library is hosting its 16th Annual Craft Fair this Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Conti Family Community Room in the New Providence Memorial Library.  

The Craft Fair is a perfect place to find unique gifts and start your holiday shopping early. Local artisans are selling pottery, home decor, quilts, ...

The Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library Hosts 16th Annual Craft Fair, Saturday, Oct. 1

September 25, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library is hosting its 16th Annual Craft Fair this Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Conti Family Community Room in the New Providence Memorial Library.  

The Craft Fair is a perfect place to find unique gifts and start your holiday shopping early. Local artisans are selling pottery, home decor, quilts, ...

Zumba for Mental Health: Patria Station Cafe Hosts Free Event on October 8

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Join the free Zumba for Mental Health event presented by Carolina Zokalski and Patria Station Cafe on Saturday, October 8th at 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Patria Station Café parking lot at 128 Station Street in Berkeley Heights. The amazing Zumba Education Specialists (ZES) Lucrecia Venosta (member of Beto Perez team, creator of Zumba) will ...

Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library Exhibit Artwork by the Sumi-e Group of New Jersey

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library present the artwork of the Sumi-e Group of New Jersey in the library’s gallery spaces, from October 3 through November 30, 2022.

The Sumi-e Group of New Jersey has been in existence for over two decades, and consists of practitioners, lovers and enthusiasts of the art of Chinese and Japanese brush ...

Learn About 'Factor Investing' in Next Free Peapack Private Wealth Webinar, Sept. 29

September 26, 2022

Join Peapack Private Wealth Management’s David Dietze and Donna St.Amant on Thursday, September 29 at 1PM ET as they explore factor investing, including what it is, how do you do it, prime examples, classic strategies and potential risks.

There will be Q&A session at the end of the presentation. If you are not able to join live, register now, and we'll send you the recorded link ...

LISTEN: Peapack Private Wealth Management's Dietze Outlines 'Reasons to be Upbeat'

Peapack Private Wealth Management Managing Principal and Senior Portfolio Strategist David Dietze spoke live with Matt Miller and Pat Sweeney of Bloomberg on prospects for inflation, Fed rate hikes and the implications for your portfolio!

:https://bloom.bg/3BCmaBp

Note - segment begins at the 6:30 mark.

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private provides ...

WATCH: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Talks Meta, A-B and Other Picks

Peapack Private Wealth Management Managing Principal and Senior Portfolio Strategist David Dietze spoke live with Nicole Petallides of TD Ameritrade Network on the market outlook and his stock picks:

https://bit.ly/3QySKsg

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private provides comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice to individuals, families, ...

New Providence Board of Education Candidates Forum Set for Tuesday, Sept. 27

September 20, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence School District’s PTAs, PTO and PTSA traditionally work with the League of Women Voters to hold the BOE Candidate Forum. This year, the Forum will be on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:30 p.m. in the New Providence High School Media Center.

There are four candidates for two open seats: incumbent Bernadette Cuccaro, Kristen Empson-Hayden, Brian ...

Union Village Montessori School Celebrates Grand Opening in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Union Village Montessori School (UVMS), located at 1130 Mountain Ave. in Berkeley Heights, celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony surrounded by family, friends, and students.  UVMS is a licensed Montessori school catering to families with children ages 2.5 to 6 years old with a capacity for 75 students.

Mayor Angie Devanney and ...

Chatham Superintendent Presents 'Future Consideration': Full-Day Kindergarten, Switch to K-2 Elementary; 5th Graders to CMS

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa presented a plan to reconfigure the school district, which would include the implementation of full-day kindergarten and the placement of fifth graders in the Chatham Middle School at Monday night's Chatham Board of Education meeting.

LaSusa stressed that the reconfiguration was a plan to explore throughout the school year and that it ...

Local Teens Putting a Sustainable Spin on Tennis

September 23, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Putting a sustainable spin on the sport of tennis, two NPHS Girls Tennis players are creating a responsible way for locals to recycle used tennis balls in hopes that less will end up in landfills.   

Sophomore Lily Liu and Freshman Maggie Liu, who are on the Girls Varsity Tennis Team at NPHS, founded a non-profit organization called Net Love that strives to ...

Girls Soccer: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Girls Scores Comeback Win Over New Providence

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood got a clutch come-from-behind win at home against New Providence with a final score of 2-1 on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Defense prevailed for both teams in the first half, as neither team was able to find the back of the net. Raiders goalkeeper Rebecca Kessler had a solid game with four saves, while letting up one Pioneer goal to Gillian ...

Boys Soccer Player Krystian Kornacki is the Joe Eberle Weichert Realtors Pioneer Athlete of the Week

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The New Providence boys soccer program has one of its youngest and least experienced teams in head coach Craig Barclay's tenure this season.

So identifying a source of leaderhip on the team has been of paramount importance.

Senior Krystian Kornacki, a rare source of experience, scored one goal last season, but he was the difference in New Providence's 3-2 ...

Get to Know the Candidates for New Providence Board of Education

September 26, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Each week leading to the November 8 election, the candidates running for New Providence Board of Education will answer question(s) that will be run in a series on TAPinto New Providence.

The four candidates running for two New Providence Board of Education three-year seats are incumbent Bernadette Cuccaro, Brian ...

Get to Know the Candidates for New Providence Borough Council

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Each week leading to the November 8 election, the candidates running for New Providence Borough Council will answer question(s) that will be run in a series on TAPinto New Providence.

The four candidates running for two New Providence Borough Council seats are incumbent Diane Bilicska (R), Alex Kogan (R), Tommy DeCataldo (D), ...

Get to Know the Candidates for Mayor Series: Al Morgan (R) and Harry Clewell (D)

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Each week leading to the November 8 election, the candidates running for New Providence Mayor will answer question(s) that will be run in a series on TAPinto New Providence.

The two candidates running for Mayor are incumbent Al Morgan (R) and Harry Clewell (D).

AL MORGAN

I am a lifelong New Providence resident proudly serving our community in ...

Zumba for Mental Health: Patria Station Cafe Hosts Free Event on October 8

September 25, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Join the free Zumba for Mental Health event presented by Carolina Zokalski and Patria Station Cafe on Saturday, October 8th at 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Patria Station Café parking lot at 128 Station Street in Berkeley Heights. The amazing Zumba Education Specialists (ZES) Lucrecia Venosta (member of Beto Perez team, creator of Zumba) will ...

Delicious Heights Says GoodBye to Basking Ridge Country Club 

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - For almost a decade, Delicious Heights has operated all food, beverage, and catering services for Basking Ridge Country Club at 185 Madisonville Rd. in Basking Ridge. This includes running Basking Ridge Country Club Catering and the Delicious Heights Outpost.

Earlier this year, Heritage Golf Group (HGC) purchased Basking Ridge Country Club with plans to take over all ...

Berkeley Heights Shredding Event Set for September 17

August 29, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights and The Liberty Group are co-sponsoring their second annual Berkeley Heights Community Shredding Day.  The event take place on Saturday, September 17th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until the shredding truck reaches capacity.  The event will be held rain or shine.  The shredding truck will ...

Local Teens Putting a Sustainable Spin on Tennis

September 23, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Putting a sustainable spin on the sport of tennis, two NPHS Girls Tennis players are creating a responsible way for locals to recycle used tennis balls in hopes that less will end up in landfills.   

Sophomore Lily Liu and Freshman Maggie Liu, who are on the Girls Varsity Tennis Team at NPHS, founded a non-profit organization called Net Love that strives to ...

New Providence Intergenerational Club, Bridging the Gap and Promoting Diversity and Inclusion Throughout Our Town

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Intergenerational Club is a group of high schoolers looking to bring together different groups of people in New Providence and the surrounding areas, regardless of their age. With a focus on the power of conversation and social interaction, teens and senior citizens can interact through this group in a variety of contexts, including social and volunteer ...

Cranford Joins Other Municipalities in COAH Lawsuit Against the Governor

September 18, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford has joined 12 other municipalities in a lawsuit against New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy for a failure to appoint members to the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH).

This latest move brings the suit to New Jersey's Appellate Court and aims to "compel the Governor to reconstitute New Jersey’s Council on Affordable Housing," the Township of ...

Council Appoints Stephen Drown as Police Captain and Donald Sretenovic as Police Lieutenant

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council promoted Stephen Drown as Captain and Donald Sretenovic as Lieutenant in the New Providence Police Department at its Tuesday, Sep. 13 meeting. The appointments became effective the same day. Mayor Al Morgan officiated the swearing-in ceremony. The promoted captain and lieutenant will earn an annual salary of $164,974.00 and $150,974.00 ...

Borough Council Proclaims September as Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month; Recognizes The Brooke Healey Foundation

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation declaring September to be Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month at the Tuesday, Sep. 13 Borough Council meeting. The proclamation also recognized the New Providence based Brooke Healey Foundation and the organization’s role in helping families deal with pediatric cancers. Anne Detlet representing the foundation attended the meeting ...

Union County Approves New Agreement With Social Services Workers

September 20, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ – County commissioners authorized a four-year agreement Thursday with Communication Workers of America Local 1080, the union representing more than 350 members working in the county’s Division of Social Services as social workers, clerks, paralegals and in other positions.

“Negotiations are about building trust and open communications, and it’s not ...

New Commission To Bring Film, TV Opportunities to Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county is re-establishing a Motion Picture and Television Advisory Committee to help field the numerous requests its offices receive from film, television and digital media studios looking to use locations throughout the county.

“We receive multiple inquiries and requests each week from film companies looking to explore Union County for locations,” ...

Zumba for Mental Health: Patria Station Cafe Hosts Free Event on October 8

September 25, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Join the free Zumba for Mental Health event presented by Carolina Zokalski and Patria Station Cafe on Saturday, October 8th at 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Patria Station Café parking lot at 128 Station Street in Berkeley Heights. The amazing Zumba Education Specialists (ZES) Lucrecia Venosta (member of Beto Perez team, creator of Zumba) will ...

Free Suicide Prevention Training Available to All New Providence Residents

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in New Jersey for young people ages 10-34. Mindful of this, the New Providence  Mental Health Advocacy & Education Committee (NP MHAE), in partnership with the Mental Health Association of New Jersey, is offering free suicide prevention training to all New Providence residents. 

The training, called QPR, focuses on how to Question, ...

Overlook Medical Center marks 50 years of its Family Medicine Residency program

SUMMIT, NJ – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Family Medicine Residency program, marking the occasion with an event that drew together alumni of the program and health care leaders from throughout the country.

To date, the program has graduated nearly 300 family medicine physicians, many of whom have become ...

Summit Resident Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle on Summit Ave.

September 15, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - A motor vehicle crash with a pedestrian on Summit Avenue, between Morris Avenue and Walnut Street, this morning has seriously injured a Summit resident, according to the Summit Police Department.

The Summit Police responded the scene at 10 a.m. today. There, they found an unconscious male with serious head injuries. The victim, an 84- year-old Summit resident and ...

Council Appoints Stephen Drown as Police Captain and Donald Sretenovic as Police Lieutenant

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council promoted Stephen Drown as Captain and Donald Sretenovic as Lieutenant in the New Providence Police Department at its Tuesday, Sep. 13 meeting. The appointments became effective the same day. Mayor Al Morgan officiated the swearing-in ceremony. The promoted captain and lieutenant will earn an annual salary of $164,974.00 and $150,974.00 ...

Chatham Superintendent Presents 'Future Consideration': Full-Day Kindergarten, Switch to K-2 Elementary; 5th Graders to CMS

September 20, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa presented a plan to reconfigure the school district, which would include the implementation of full-day kindergarten and the placement of fifth graders in the Chatham Middle School at Monday night's Chatham Board of Education meeting.

LaSusa stressed that the reconfiguration was a plan to explore throughout the school year and that it ...

Adrien Hachey, Father of Four, Laid to Rest in Basking Ridge; GoFundMe Created for Kids' Education Fund

September 3, 2022

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A funeral service was held for Adrien Hachey, 43, of Basking Ridge, on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Martinsville, NJ. 

Adrien suddenly passed away on August 22, 2022, leaving his four sons – Reid (16), Nathan (14), Alec (11), and Evan (who turned 10 on Wednesday). He also is survived by his parents Rheal and ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

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Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents in October, Free of Charge

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to two free, secure shredding events in October, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

After October, Union County’s paper shredding program will be on winter hiatus. The series of events will resume again next spring.

“We encourage all Union County residents to use our free ...

Agent Spotlight: Jenny Brigante

Jenny Brigante, Sales Associate in the New Providence office, offers personal service with distinction. She’ll serve as your trusted advisor with personal service and care! Jenny is a neighborhood specialist, familiar with local communities, home values, and price trends in Union County. Her commitment, guidance, and care are all offered unstintingly to her clients throughout the buying and ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Eighth Graders Visit Museum of Natural History

Eighth graders at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, accompanied by Ms. Noreen Jafri, Mr. Ian McElroy, Ms. Dorri Ramati, and Ms. Tanda Tucker, spent the day at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on Friday, September 16.

Before the trip, students began studying plate tectonics and plate boundaries. In the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, students selected rocks that ...

Looking Ahead Toward Consensus

September 21, 2022

To the Editor:

During election season in our town, it's common to hear candidates, current office holders, and voters say, "I love Summit!"  If one prized quality of the town were to get me to say, "I love Summit!" it would be the spirit and quality of volunteerism.  The number of people who give untold time and energy to keep programs, projects, and ...

Looking Ahead Toward Consensus

To the Editor:

During election season in our town, it's common to hear candidates, current office holders, and voters say, "I love Summit!"  If one prized quality of the town were to get me to say, "I love Summit!" it would be the spirit and quality of volunteerism.  The number of people who give untold time and energy to keep programs, projects, and ...

Swing for a Cure WITH Grace Mini Golf Tournament

September 24, 2022

Mini golf for the cure! Join us for a day of mini golf, raffles, and fun, all for the outstanding cause of helping find a cure for childhood cancer.

You can participate in this mini golf tournament many ways: fundraise on your own, start a team and do it together or sponsor a cancer family to play! We will take care of graphics and webpages for you. All you need to do is find ...

A must read for anyone doing pre-retirement planning!

A great evidence-based study outlining the new expectations of retirement. Retirement today is no longer a destination, it is a whole new chapter of life. With the gift of greater longevity, todays retirees have more opportunity than ever to make the most of their years. Highlights focus on the changing ideas and journey into and throughout retirement.  Commissioned by Age Wave and The ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, October 1, 10:00 AM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

The Friends of the New Providence Memorial ...

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Sat, October 1, 11:00 AM

Hyatt Hills Golf Complex, Clark

Swing for a Cure WITH Grace Mini Golf Tournament

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Sat, October 8, 5:00 PM

Patria Station Cafe, Berkeley Heights

Zumba for Mental Health: Patria Station Cafe ...

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Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day

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Fri, October 14, 4:00 PM

Smart Start Preschool, Mountainside

Smart Start Preschool Open House - Mountainside

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Sat, October 22, 3:00 PM

New Providence

New Providence Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest ...