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Borough Council Draws Attention to Mental Health

May 12, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation recognizing May as Mental Awareness Month at the Tuesday, May 11 Borough Council meeting. Councilwoman Lisa McKnight announced two May programs which are organized by the New Providence Municipal Alliance.

“Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being;” however, “mental illnesses ...

TAPinto Talks with Dr. Anthony Terrana of Terrana Orthodontics: Digital Technology Provides Quicker Orthodontic Results

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The pandemic didn't deter Terrana Orthodontics from opening his practice in New Providence last fall.  TAPinto talked with Dr. Anthony Terrana about opening in the middle of a pandemic. He also talked about the latest technology used to reduce treatment time.  

Terrana Orthodontics is completely digital. 

The use of an ...

Young Stroke Victim Triumphs Thanks to Overlook Neuroscience Institute's Care

SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims.

Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, then 26-year-old Joe Slota outcome was one of hope, success, and triumph over a condition that ...

Be Part of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights, June 1, 2021 

Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell Park on Tuesday, June 1, 5:30-10pm, to help save lives from cancer. 

Due to the ...

Loss of Human Rights Activist Felt Across Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ -  Human rights leader Janice Caren Lilien, age 71, died peacefully in her home on May 3 after a long battle with lymphoma. She was a very active citizen of Union County, holding multiple leadership roles with human service organizations, according to her obituary posted by The Star-Ledger. 

Lilien served as the CEO for the Girl Scouts of Greater Essex and ...

Local Author of 'Chronic Junkie' will be featured in upcoming WABC Special; Timothy Ryan Shares his Story of Addiction

"Timothy Ryan had an ideal upbringing. He was born into a loving family, had many friends, grew up in a nice neighborhood (Berkeley Heights), and received a good education. Still, none of that was enough to prevent him from falling into the clutches of addiction."

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Timothy Ryan, who grew up in Berkeley Heights, wrote his own story of addiction ...

Welcome to Erickson Senior Living

Rebranding defines company's position as leading senior living provider

As a part of its long-term growth and business strategy, Erickson Living, manager of Lantern Hill in New Providence, New Jersey, today unveiled its plan to evolve its brand identity and change the company's name to Erickson Senior Living. The rebranding comes as the company, which oversees a ...

Lose the “COVID-19” Weight Gain with Six-Week Summer Body Shred

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Providence Health and Fitness in New Providence is offering a six-week summer body shred to begin May 10 through June 20. This inclusive package includes a complete nutritional program with fitness classes. You will receive recipes, menus, meal plans, and a shopping list in addition to the live or virtual fitness classes.

"The program is focused on the body ...

Lantern Hill Resident Starts Storytelling and Writing Groups

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - For those who enjoy writing, it can be even more fun when you share the interest with others, as Dick Byrnes has found. A published author, he helped start a writer’s group when he moved to Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living-managed community in New Providence.

Dick’s book, Christ With a Priest’s Face (Spirituality in Action: The Remarkable Life of Father ...

'Robbie's World' Author Signs Books During Autism Awareness Month

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Saturday was a very busy day for local author Cindy Gelormini — from 11 to 2 p.m. she signed copies of her three “Robbie’s World” books at Linda’s Creative Gifts, then took a break before heading to Paolo’s Kitchen to sign books from 3 to 6 p.m. Earlier in the month she was featured on the NBC Morning Show as Autism Awareness Month.


Overlook Auxiliary Announces the Launch of “Art for Gratitude” Campaign

May 8, 2021

Local community invited to join in creating framed tile murals to be hung at Overlook Medical Center benefitting the new Hersh Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center 

SUMMIT, NJ - The Overlook Auxiliary proudly announces the next iteration of its HOPE & GRATITUDE fundraiser: the “Art for Gratitude” campaign. In continued support of Overlook Medical Center, ...


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Help Wanted: What the Disappointing Jobs Report Means for the Recovery

Given the importance of the consumer to the economy, and the importance of employment conditions to the consumer, monthly jobs reports always command the market's attention. The April employment report released on Friday was particularly eye-catching given its sizable disappointment amid a recent string of encouraging data that have signaled the economic recovery is proceeding ...

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 ...

2021 Winners of Union County SHero Awards Announced

May 12, 2021

The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to recognize 55 women with the 2021 Union County SHero Award. The award is administered by the Union County Office on Women, and was created to help raise awareness about the contributions of women in Union County during the COVID-19 crisis.

“This award recognizes women who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their ...

Military Appreciation Month in Union County

May is Military Appreciation and the Union County Board of Commissioners is committed to connecting our veterans and military families with helpful services.

Over the past year, we have expanded our outreach with several new programs.

We now have designated parking spaces at of our County facilities, for all Union County Veterans who display a Union County Veterans parking placard in their ...

Free Drive-Up Movie “Black Panther” for Union County Residents

COVID-19 safety rules apply at this event.

Union County’s seasonal series of drive-up movies continues on Friday, May 28 with a screening of The Black Panther at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. This event is free and open to Union County residents only. Pre-registration is required in order to reserve a spot.

To register ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...