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New Providence Community Food Drive Set for Sunday, May 23

May 12, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Community Food Drive is set for Sunday, May 23 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Sproutlings Childcare located at 755 Central Ave. in New Providence.

The volunteers that organize and work the drive are simply members of the community looking for ways to help our neighbors facing food insecurity, said Stacey Gunderman, Food Drive organizer. "Excess items are ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following restaurants and brewing companies are ...

It's a Wrap: Station House Café Closes Its Doors After 31 Years

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Customers steadily filtered through Station House Café for one last meal before Mouris Gawrgy closed his door for the last time on Friday after 31 years in business.

Mo worked seven days a week and loved his customers and the work. Station House Café will be sorely missed as the go-to spot for his loyal customers that span multiple generations. It was ...

Station House Cafe in Berkeley Heights Will Close April 30 after 31 Years

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Fans of Station House Cafe have two weeks to dine in, or take out their favorite breakfasts and/or lunches. Owner Mouris Gawrgy said he will be closing the doors to the local eatery after 31 years, on Friday, April 30. 

TAPinto sat down with Mo, as many customers call him, at the cafe earlier this week and learned a bit about this man who has ...

Union County Commissioners Set to Host Three COVID-19 Emergency Food Distributions for April

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners are set to hold three emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in April to aid those affected by COVID-19.

The food distributions are open to all Union County residents.

Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and no registration is required.

The events will take place ...


Summer Food Service Program to Nourish New Jersey Children in Need

May 13, 2021

HILLSIDE, NJ - Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months, when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge for households struggling to make ends meet.  

During ...


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Select Allen Swanson as Democratic Candidate for New Providence Council

May 16, 2021

For the second year in a row the New Providence Republicans may be able to run for Council without an opposing Democratic candidate.  This is not good for many reasons.  The most significant being the ability of the Republicans to remain in office without addressing a single issue regarding their performance as our representatives.  Our elections are intended to provide a ...

JCP&L Encourages Customers to Arrange Payment Plans and Apply for Bill Assistance Programs to Avoid Unmanageable Balances

May 18, 2021

Morristown, NJ – Residential and business customers of Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), who are having difficulty making ends meet are encouraged to contact their utility now to enroll in payment plans or to receive referrals for bill assistance programs.

While shut-offs for nonpayment are temporarily suspended due to the pandemic, ...

Atlantic Medical Group opens new office for pediatric, family medicine in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Atlantic Medical Group, Atlantic Health System’s network of physicians, today opened a new office location in Scotch Plains, bringing together some of the network’s local board-certified providers in pediatric and primary care under one roof.

Atlantic Medical Group’s Pediatrics at Scotch Plains and Family Medicine at Scotch Plains offer a ...

Union County to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines at Emergency Food Distribution Events

Residents will have opportunity to be vaccinated at upcoming events in Roselle and Scotch Plains.

The Union County Board of Commissioners announces that COVID-19 vaccines will be offered at two upcoming emergency food distribution events for residents impacted by the pandemic. 

Vaccines will be offered at the next two scheduled events:

Tuesday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. - Warinanco ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

Look past these life insurance myths

May 7, 2021

Most people recognize the need for life insurance – but many of them still don’t have it.


People offer a variety of rationales for remaining uninsured. But these reasons may just be myths. Here are a few of them:

“I’m single (or married with no children), so I don’t need life insurance.” Even if you’re single, you may still have ...

Women’s Mental Health Hit Hardest during COVID Pandemic

We have all been adjusting to the reality that COVID is an infectious disease, but we now know that it is also a profound chronic stressor with serious implications for mental health. These stressors are impacting mental health for all of us, but women, and especially women of color, have been hit the hardest.

Recent studies have shown that one in ten women have had to quit a job due to a ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Legal Pot Business Could Bring Westfield Tax Revenue, But Some Smell Trouble

May 16, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — If the majority public sentiment voiced by residents at Thursday’s listening session of the Westfield Cannabis Commission is any indicator of what the town council will decide, the possibility of Westfield-based marijuana businesses could be snuffed out or severely limited.

The cannabis commission heard from a bevy of residents opposed to allowing legal marijuana ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...