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New Providence Second Historical Marker Placed

May 18, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Historical Society placed the second historic marker in town. This marker has been installed in front of the former Academy School building and Borough Hall, and is currently leased by Peapack Private Wealth Management. Placed on April 30th by the Department of Works (DPW), it is the first in the town to include photos on both sides of the marker.

On one ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

New Providence Council Introduces Bond Ordinance for Capital Improvements

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council introduced a $2.7 million bond ordinance to partially finance various capital improvement projects at its Tuesday, May 10 meeting. “We had a very robust capital review process this year,” Councilman Peter DeSarno said.

The bond ordinance will provide funding for various capital improvements. The ordinance appropriates a total of ...

Union County Approves 2022 Budget. See Tax Impact in Your Town

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy.

While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality with the average homeowner in Union County slated to pay $2,066 in county taxes this year. In ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

New Providence Council Approves a New Mental Health Committee; Freecyclefest

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed a new committee – The New Providence Mental Health Advocacy and Education Committee – at its Tuesday, May 10 meeting. The council also approved a Freecyclefest Event to be held on Sep. 17, 2022.

The Mental Health Advocacy Committee has been spearheaded by Council President Nadine Geoffroy and Councilwoman Lisa McKnight along ...

Police Chief Theresa Gazaway to Retire August 1, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved the resignation of Police Chief Theresa Gazaway at its Tuesday, May 10 meeting. She is set to retire on August 1, 2022.

Mayor Al Morgan said that it has been an honor and joy to work with Gazaway. He noted that the two had become friends during her tenure at the New Providence Police Department. Gazaway had a challenging two-year period ...

The Bag Ban is Starting Wednesday, May 4. What Does That Mean for New Providence Residents?

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Starting Wednesday all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will no longer be providing single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice products. Often called the “Bag Ban” by state officials and local governments, the ban of these products may affect the everyday life of New ...

New Providence Council Approves 2022 Municipal Budget

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved its $25.1 million 2022 municipal budget at its meeting on Tuesday, April 26. The budget features a 1.98 percent or a $61 annual tax increase for the average borough home. The municipal tax represents only 20.70 percent of the total property tax bill. Councilman Matthew Cumiskey and Councilwoman Lisa McKnight provided the budget ...

New Providence Receives $50,000 Union County Infrastructure Grant for Municipal Roadway Paving Project

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The New Providence Borough was the recipient of $50,000 for roadway paving project as part of the 2022 Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid grant program. Union County Board of County Commissioners awarded a total of $1,500,000 on Thursday to the County’s twenty-one municipalities.

“As one of the largest ...

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Union County Recognizes Community Action Month

May 18, 2022

The Union County Board of County Commissioners have determined that the County of Union will observe May 2022 as National Community Action Month.  Throughout the month of May, Union County will work in partnership with Community Action Agencies across the country to host events and activities.

“Community Action Agencies have enhanced the lives of hundreds of people in Union County ...

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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 ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Girls Repeat as State Golf Champs

EDISON, NJ -- Consistency, depth and determination propelled the girls’ golf team at The Wardalw+Hartridge School in Edison to its second straight state team championship at Raritan Valley Country Club on May 16. After falling behind by a few strokes early, the Rams remained steady and did not panic as weather conditions began to deteriorate with a storm coming. Fueled by a balanced ...

The Connection is Hosting a FREE Move to Heal Workshop with Naomi-Arad Broome

May 19, 2022

SUMMIT-On Saturday June 4th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm, The Connection is hosting a FREE workshop that shows participants how to move towards personal growth by exploring the body’s relationship to stress and means to alleviate it through movement. Part lecture and part experiential movement, this class will introduce and utilize tools from Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) a form of mental health ...

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

Cantor's Concert

Purchase tickets at www.templesinainj.org

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 ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

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 ...

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, May 21, 10:00 AM

Marina Waterfront Park, Carteret

Sea Scout Open House

Arts & Entertainment Education Other

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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

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...