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A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory. Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate a lot of talks that I would have to give, such as about sex, why we do not root for the Yankees or Cowboys, drugs, why daddy will not watch ...

Liz on Theatre

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish. The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research. They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of posing nude (not naked) for a calendar, incorporating their backgrounds of gardening, knitting, baking and music. Chris insists that ...

New Jersey Divorce Talk

Divorce is one of the most significant financial events you are likely to experience. Especially if you have been married for a long time, dealing with the distribution of marital assets can force you to reconsider your life plans and reassess your financial future. By working with your New Jersey divorce lawyer, you can help to keep a financial handle on the next stages of planning for your post-divorce future. Financial Challenges During a Divorce Many married people build their financial plans around staying together for the future.

New Providence Notables

The New Providence Police Department hosted P.A.C.T. Community Day on Saturday, April 30th at the New Providence Municipal Building. The community event included Operation Take Back (receiving any unused or expired medications), Car Seat Installations, Police Trading Card Signing, Blue Angel/Blue Guardian Program Information, Providing Gun Locks, and Fraud Protection Information. For more information about these programs please contact the New Providence Police Department at 908-665-1111.  https://www.newprov.org/police/

Recycling 101 in Union County

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket. Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to provide free plastic bags. “The new statewide Bag Ban is going to be a big change for many shoppers. We hope to help make the transition ...

TAPinto Insider

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors. Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how you can reach a targeted audience and how you can be where your donors and clients are. "During COVID, you saw all these acts of heroism, you ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge News

EDISON, NJ -- Athletes and teams from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison often receive recognition for outstanding sportsmanship. Earlier this spring, W+H seniors Zain Zaidi of Edison and Izabel Korycki of Colonia represented the school at the 21st Annual Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Banquet. Zain and Izabel were selected as the W+H recipients and honored along with student athletes from 35 schools in Middlesex County. They also accepted the GMC Gold Division’s Team Sportsmanship Award, which was presented to ...

Weekly Market Update: Edward Jones, Brian Killea

After the worst start to a year since 1932 that has left the S&P 500 within breathing distance of the 20% bear-market threshold, the question all investors are asking is: When might the market pullback run its course?1 Since hitting an all-time high on the first trading day of the year, major indexes have been in a steady downtrend and made a fresh one-year low last week. The new regime that financial markets are dealing with is defined by lingering inflationary pressures, monetary-policy tightening, and heightened geopolitical ...

Your Real Estate Source

Kelly and Con Hartnett, Sales Associates in the Livingston office, are a real estate power couple, ranking among the Top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents, nationwide. Kelly is an expert on the North Jersey market and one of BHHSNJ’s Certified Relocation Specialists. Whether you’re moving from the town over or crossing a few time zones, Kelly can guide you to your home of choice. To top it off, before working as a real estate agent, Kelly worked as a paralegal and dealt with real estate from the legal end of things. Her ...

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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Agent Spotlight: Kelly & Con Hartnett

Kelly and Con Hartnett, Sales Associates in the Livingston office, are a real estate power couple, ranking among the Top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents, nationwide. Kelly is an expert on the North Jersey market and one of BHHSNJ’s Certified Relocation Specialists. Whether you’re moving from the town over or crossing a few time zones, Kelly can guide you to your home of ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seniors Earn GMC Sportsmanship Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Athletes and teams from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison often receive recognition for outstanding sportsmanship. Earlier this spring, W+H seniors Zain Zaidi of Edison and Izabel Korycki of Colonia represented the school at the 21st Annual Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Banquet.

Zain and Izabel were selected as the W+H recipients and honored along with ...

Reminder: To Receive a $300 Stipend as a Union County Poll Worker, Apply Today

May 16, 2022

Union County residents who are interested in assisting voters at polling locations on Election Day this year can apply to become official poll workers. Poll workers will earn $300 for the day, starting at 5:15 a.m. through the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.

“Poll workers are there to answer questions and help voters understand how to cast their ballots.

Branch Out Offices Reimagine the Urban-Suburban Workplace with New Co-Working Space in Area

Branch Out Offices announce the opening of a modern co-working space in Mountainside, NJ. This unique workplace for medium and small-sized businesses, local professionals and solopreneurs offers state-of-the-art amenities in a flexible, affordable work environment. Branch Out Offices is conveniently located at 1136 US Rt 22 at the epicenter of Mountainside, Summit, Westfield, and ...

'Protecting Your Nest Egg Against Inflation' Topic of Next Peapack Private Wealth Management Webinar, May 18

Join Peapack Private Wealth Management's David Dietze and Elaine Phipps on Wednesday, May 18 at 1PM EST as they discuss concerns about inflation amid some of the highest readings in four decades and examine the various ways investors can protect their portfolios from this insidious tax on their purchasing power.

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private ...

Are We There Yet?

After the worst start to a year since 1932 that has left the S&P 500 within breathing distance of the 20% bear-market threshold, the question all investors are asking is: When might the market pullback run its course?1 Since hitting an all-time high on the first trading day of the year, major indexes have been in a steady downtrend and made a fresh one-year low last week. The new ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

3 Key Reasons you Need B. Lewis Properties to Sell Your Home

May 11, 2022

Setting the Stage for Success

While your home may be perfect for your family... it's not perfect for everyone. As an independent professional I will be able to advise you on what small (or large) changes need to be made to appeal to the most buyer, to get you the most offers, and the highest price. 

In the pictures here you can see that while the property owner enjoyed her many ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, May 21, 10:00 AM

Marina Waterfront Park, Carteret

Sea Scout Open House

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Sun, May 22, 2:00 PM

Church of the Little Flower, Berkeley Heights

Church of the Little Flower Hosts Loss of Child ...

Religions And Spirituality