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District Experiencing Retirements; Hiring New Staff

May 3, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) approved several staff hires as well as multiple retirements at its Thursday, April 29 meeting. The district is in the process of hiring several new staff members before the new school year begins.

Superintendent David Miceli extended the district’s well-wishes to those retiring. He noted that this year has been “a reflection ...

New Providence Teachers of the Year Celebrated at BOE Meeting 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) recognized this year’s Teacher of the Year Award recipients at its Thursday, April 29 meeting. The Teachers of the Year are Jennifer Pasuit (NPHS); Kristin Jakubowski (NPMS); Sharon Licari (AWR); and Natasha Feliciano-Allen (SBS). High School and Middle School Principal Brian Henry presented the ...

New Providence BOE Provides 2021-2022 School Budget Presentation

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Board Member Joseph Walsh provided a PowerPoint presentation of the 2021-2022 school budget at the Thursday, April 29 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The operating budget is $44.5 million of which $39.7 million is raised by taxes. The budget in a nutshell is as follows:

2021/2022 School Year 
General ...

Berkeley Heights BOE OKs Full Day Kindergarten and Redistricting in 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — Superintendent of Schools Melissa Varley recommended the Board of Education approve Scenario 4 during Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Education. At the time she made her recommendation there were more than 200 people on the call. 

Later in the evening the Board of Education voted 4-2 to approve Universal Full Day Kindergarten (FDK), which only ...

From Virtual Rehearsals to the Stage, Theater in the Time of COVID

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — After weeks of virtual rehearsals, followed by more in-person rehearsals, the curtain rose last weekend on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The New Providence High School Spring Musical opened last weekend and there will be three more performances of the musical this weekend, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, ...

“It’s a No-Brainer” Kahoot! Trivia Night hosted by AWR PTA

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The AWR PTA hosted their first annual “It's  a No-Brainer” Kahoot! trivia night fundraiser. Over 70 families participated on Friday, March 25th in five (5) rounds of trivia.  Categories included sports, kids movies and the ever popular AWR trivia.  Each round had three prizes awarded for first, second and third place. All prizes ...

New Providence Music Program receives national recognition for tenth time

New Providence has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.  It is the ninth consecutive year, and the tenth year overall, that New Providence has been recognized.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Kenneth Hess, Department Head of Music Education and Performing Arts, ...

Union County Commissioners Announce Vaccination Day For Educators, School Staff

The Union County Board of Commissioners today announced the County will hold a mobile clinic to vaccinate educators and school personnel on Tuesday, April 6th from 1-8 p.m. at Warinanco Park in Roselle.

Any educator or school personnel wishing to receive a vaccination must pre-register now at

Teachers, all staff and school administration officials ...

Vaccination Event for Educators Tues, April 6

Mobile Vaccine Operation At Warinanco Park in Roselle Will Run From 1-8 p.m.

UNION COUNTY, NJ----The Union County Board of Commissioners today announced the County will hold a mobile clinic to vaccinate educators and school personnel on Tuesday, April 6th from 1-8 p.m. at Warinanco Park in Roselle.

Any educator or school personnel wishing to receive a vaccination must ...

New Providence Experiencing Kindergarten Student Shortage; Spring Break Rules Laid Out

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Superintendent David Miceli gave an update of the current enrollment numbers as well as an update on spring break travel guidelines at the Thursday, March 25 Board of Education (BOE) meeting.

The kindergarten registration has been slow this year, Miceli said. Only 35 kindergarten students for each elementary school have been registered so far. We expected the ...


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All Boxes Checked, but With a Caveat

One does not need be hard pressed to find reasons why stocks are up this year (the S&P is 12% higher in the first four months of 2021)1. Last week's glut of economic and corporate data showcases the incredible progress the economy has made in a relatively short amount of time. The fundamental backdrop continues to check all the boxes for a durable bull market, and investors have taken ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

NJ Intergenerational Orchestra's Young Artist Concerto Competition

May 4, 2021

Registration is now open for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition. 

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22nd Annual Our House Our Run has gone VIRTUAL for the Second Year!

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The 22nd Annual Our House Our Run has gone VIRTUAL for the Second Year!

Once again, this year the Our House, Our Run is going virtual which allows runners & walkers anywhere in the world to participate at their convenience and location of their choice.  “Last year moving the event to a virtual venue opened up registrations to so many.  We even had ...

New Providence - A Destination of Choice for Home Buyers

The secret is out! New Providence is a great to live! Having been a Pioneer for over 28 years, my family and I have benefited from all that New Providence has to offer from an outstanding school system to town recreation programs to transportation convenience to dining and a strong business community.


In just the past few years our business community has seen additions such as ...

Not So Random Thoughts on Pocket Billiards, Geometry, Post-Modernism, and Education

May 3, 2021

A business associate told me upon learning of our common interest in the game of pocket billiards or pool that having proficiency in the game of pool is a sign of a misspent youth. Playing pool meant time spent inside pool halls or recreation halls trying to master a game of sinking multi-colored balls with a long skinny stick in one of six pockets on rectangular tables covered by usually green ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...

NJ Teacher, Wrestling Coach at Public, Catholic Schools Indicted for Sex Crimes

April 24, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.

John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including CJA Wrestling of East Brunswick, South Brunswick High School, Sayreville Middle ...