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Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

New Providence Council: It's Time to Listen

October 19, 2021

During this campaign, I have advocated for increased transparency, accountability and communication from our Council to you, the citizens. Unfortunately, the current Council—including my opponents—have continually demonstrated decreased transparency and accountability. 

Here is just a partial list of their obstruction of citizen participation in our government.

DeSarno and Cumiskey: They just don’t talk the talk; they walk the walk.

October 26, 2021

There is a reason people move to New Providence.  Often more than one.  A few of the numerous reasons people move here are its great schools, proximity to NYC, the low crime rate, high property values, vibrant downtown, and the recreation facilities it offers.  But factors people often don’t consider are the towns AAA credit rating by the 3 major credit rating agencies, its ...

Grandparents for Gunderman

To the Editor,

We are delighted to write this letter of support for Stacey Gunderman as our write-in candidate for the New Providence Board of Education.  Since we have two grandchildren at Salt Brook School, our greatest concern is the health and welfare of all New Providence students during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Stacey, herself the mother of two young children at Salt Brook, has ...

Celebrate the Holiday Season LIVE with New Jersey Festival Orchestra!

October 26, 2021

From traditional to pops, choral favorites, renowned tenor fare and Broadway favorites, Westfield’s New Jersey Festival Orchestra (NJFO) is back with in person, safe, live festive concerts to fill the entire family with warmth and cheer.

NJFO makes its triumphant return to the indoor stage on Saturday, December 18 (Westfield) and Sunday, December 19 (Madison). Led by Maestro David Wroe, ...

Free COVID-19 Booster Shots are Available through Union County’s Vaccination Program

Union County residents urged to get their free booster shots as soon as possible.

Union County residents who are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot can receive one free of charge through Union County’s free COVID-19 vaccination program.

“The Commissioner Board is committed to empowering Union County residents by making vaccinations and boosters available as soon as ...

Imagine Needs Help

Recent studies have found that more than 175,000 children nationwide lost a primary caregiver due to COVID-19 driving a 15% increase in orphaned children. These numbers don’t include children who lost a parent or primary caregiver due to other causes. The need for grief support programs for children has never been greater.

Imagine offers free peer support groups for children ages 3-18 ...

Stocks march on -- Why bother with bonds?

Stocks hit an all-time high last week after the S&P 500 notched a seven-day winning streak, the longest since July. While still too early to draw conclusions from corporate earnings results, the third-quarter earnings season is off to a solid start, helping lift sentiment. Equities have gained almost 6% this month, fully recovering from last month's losses. On the other hand, bonds have ...

Why TAPinto Wayne Franchisee Jon "Ferris" Meredith Started Focusing on Board of Education Stories

WAYNE, NJ — Jon “Ferris” Meredith says being fair is the name of the game.

“My objectivity is essential, so no matter my opinion on this, it’s here’s what happened and here’s what went down,” the TAPinto Wayne franchisee said.  “And the readers appreciate my objectivity.”

Many of those readers have focused on stories ...

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside ...

October is Orthodontic Health Month

October 18, 2021

Orthodontic treatment involves braces or Invisalign to straighten teeth and correct bite issues. Children and adults of all ages or eligible. 

Many benefits to orthodontic treatment than esthetics. 

Proper bite reduces the chance of TMJ pain.

Straight teeth are easier to clean reducing the risks of gum disease.

Poorly aligned teeth can lead to ...

Community Conversations: Taking Care of You!

For a lot of people, separating their work life from their personal life has become increasingly difficult. On this episode of Community Conversations, Federico Cerrone, MD, medical director, Atlantic Health Sleep Centers, and Kathy Robb, CHC, well-being coach, Chambers Center for Well-Being, share how to address work-life balance, incorporate self-care practices, and the importance of good sleep ...