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Monica Boyd, Kate Morrison to Serve as Summit Junior Fortnightly Club 2020-21 Co-Presidents

May 31, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Monica Boyd of Summit and Kate Morrison of New Providence will serve as Summit Junior Fortnightly Club (SJFC) co-presidents as the organization debuted its 2020-21 Board of Directors. The duo succeed Brianne Finnegan and Megan Vartan, both of Summit, and will be joined by a group of women with a variety of personal, educational, and professional backgrounds who share the ...

88 Year Old Berkeley Heights Volunteer Donates CARES Act Check to Feed Seniors

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's not surprising that 88 year old Natalie Cahoon, a 66 year resident of Berkeley Heights, took her stimulus check received from the CARES Act and donated 125 meals from Dimaios to feed the SAGE Meals on Wheels clients.

"Natalie is absolutely amazing and has been delivering and helping in our kitchen every single day since this COVID-19 ...

Chicken Extravaganza Returns to Support New Providence-Our Community For All 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A generous partnership with a new Basking Ridge nonprofit group, Feed to Give, which raised more than $1300 on Wednesday, May 15, for the new nonprofit: New Providence- Our Community For All will repeat on June 3, 2020.

“The chicken was some of the best I ever tasted,” was reported by several customers of the earlier sale.  For this event there will be ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

FLAG New Providence Raises $12,000 to Feed Frontline Workers

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In early April, Councilwomen Nadine Geoffory and Michele Matsikoudis got together to come up with a way to help local businesses and show their gratitude to front liners and first responders. Their research led them to a great initiative in neighboring towns called FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) and thought that the program was a great fit for New ...

Join Relay for Life by Participating in Light the Flight

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit and Mountainside invites you to Light the Fight by joining them by staying home and lighting up your yard with luminarias and glowsticks on June 13th at 9pm.

Celebrate survivors and caregivers, remember those we have lost and fight back against cancer by purchasing luminaria kits to light that night.  A kit ...

Faith Lutheran Church and Pedals for Progress Partner for Donations

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Now is a great time to do some spring cleaning. Maybe there is a bike taking up space in the garage, shed or basement. Maybe it is an old model, a bit worn, in need of repair, or just something you or your kids have outgrown. Pedals for Progress (P4P) has a great option that is socially and environmentally responsible.

Faith Lutheran ...

CSA Grotta Fund Receives $1,300 Donation from FEED to GIVE Fundraiser

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Carys Law from FEED-to-GIVE presented a check to Mayor Al Morgan for $1,300 from the proceeds of the recent chicken sale. The donation benefits Community Service Association of New Providence for the New Providence Grotta Fund, which benefits seniors and the most vulnerable in the community.

This FEED to GIVE initiative has raised over $20,000 through chicken sales ...

Local Unsung Hero Helps Make COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Process A Little Less Scary

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Chris Tribuna and his annual “Christmas Spectacular” yard display on Shadow Lane in Berkeley Heights has helped mold the way that local Atlantic Health is conducting drive-through COVID-19 testing. 

Back in March, in the “early days” of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Valerie Simon, a fellow Berkeley Heights resident and Chief Marketing Officer ...

Out of Many- ONE!  New Providence residents find a way to celebrate their Tricentennial during social distancing.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents of New Providence are planning an art installation to begin on Flag Day, June 14, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the town (1720-2020). Most Tricentennial events have been canceled or postponed due to virus isolation protocols. This project is a way to keep spirits up and show how powerful people can be if they work together. 

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Point View, Summit YMCA Partner to Host Free, Live Webinar June 10

June 4, 2020

"Make Your Charitable Dollars Go Further" - Join us on Wednesday, June 10 at 1 p.m. ET for a live webinar.

Summit Area YMCA and Point View Wealth Management invite you to learn how to benefit your favorite charity while reducing your own tax bill. Point View's David Dietze and Claire Toth will share strategies to do good and save money. Paul Kieltyka, the Summit Y's ...

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Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

An Open Letter to Senator Kean, Assemblwoman Munoz, Assemblyman Bramnick

June 1, 2020

The killing of George Floyd is the most recent in a long line of senseless, brutal murders of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement. It is part of an ongoing moral failure by Americans to correct systemic racism that has eroded the foundation of our society.   We must act now not only to protect those among us who are most vulnerable but to make them less vulnerable.  We ...

Three-Day Schedule for Free Union County COVID-19 Test Center

June 5, 2020

Effective Monday, June 8, the free Union County Covid-19 Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

“As the result of a historic community effort by Union County residents to slow the spread of COVID-19, the number of requests for tests has gone down in recent ...

Free Virtual Contemporary/Modern Dance Masterclass on June 5

Dancers of all skill levels (ages 10+) are invited to tune in virtually on Zoom to learn from professional dance artist and New Jersey-based choreographer, Donna Scro Samori, for a free Modern/Contemporary Masterclass on Friday, June 5 from 10:00-11:00am.

Donna Scro Samori has toured professionally as a dance artist for over twenty years. She received a 2008 Fellowship from New Jersey State ...

Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

 

Community Conversations: Guiding Patients with Cancer

Join Eric Whitman, MD, medical director of Cancer Care for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will share guidance for patients with cancer as we coexist with COVID-19.

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Fri, June 5, 9:30 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Health & Wellness

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Fri, June 5, 10:30 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer

Health & Wellness

Fri, June 5, 7:00 PM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Explorations in Musical Theater: Seussical Kids

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, June 6, 8:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness

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Sat, June 6, 9:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Alignment Based Vinyasa

Health & Wellness

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Sat, June 6, 9:00 AM

New Providence

Free Sapling Giveaway

Government

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Sat, June 6, 10:00 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Blood Drive at the Berkeley Heights YMCA

Health & Wellness

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Sat, June 6, 10:00 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Blood Drive at the Berkeley Heights YMCA June 6

Health & Wellness

2020 4th of July Fireworks at Nomahegan Park and all Other Union County Parks Canceled

May 27, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
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Calculating an IRD Deduction

Have you recently inherited a loved one’s retirement assets? If so, you should know that there is an income tax deduction available to you called the income in respect of a decedent, or IRD, deduction. When certain inherited assets are hit with both federal estate and income taxes, this deduction can help offset the impact. Taking the time to ensure you correctly utilize this tax break can ...

Using IRAs to Help Children

Did you know there is no minimum age for having an IRA? As long as your child has earned income, you can open an account in their name. Whether they contribute to the IRA with their own money from working or a gift from you, the power of compound interest can help them get a significant head start on a secure financial future.

To learn more, click here to download “Using IRAs to Help ...