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Westfield PD: Burglars Creeping Into Homes to Grab Fobs, Steal Cars

April 29, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — A burglar crept into a home on Bennett Place through an unlocked mudroom door early Thursday morning, grabbed car keys from a purse there and then stole a vehicle in what is the latest in a series of similar crimes, police said.

In a Nixle message, police said an unlocked car on Golf Edge was also burglarized overnight. The incidents followed a report of an unknown person ...

Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center Honors Its Team Members

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center (MVECC), as it does annually, presented several awards to its team members during 'National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week', which occurs during the second week of April each year and honors and celebrates the work of the nation’s emergency communications professionals.

The MVECC is ...

Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department Responds to Brush Fire on Connell Drive

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department responded to a reported brush fire at 300 Connell Drive on Friday, April 23 at 5:54 p.m.

The fire was on the south side of Connell Dr. "On arrival, the fire was initially burning leaves and grass. Due to the dry conditions and winds blowing from the west, the fire rapidly spread to a low-lying marsh that had a heavy ...

Summit Teen Praised for Bravery Fought With Suspected Kidnapper, Records Show

SUMMIT, NJ — A 19-year-old Summit woman abducted off the street and locked in the trunk of her suspected kidnapper’s car narrowly escaped in a struggle with her captor, then helped police track the man down, records released Friday show.

Shervon James, 33, of Union, is accused of first attempting to lure the girl into his vehicle on Fernwood Road April 10, then picking ...

Summit Police Thwart Attempted Abduction of 19-Year-Old on Fernwood Road

SUMMIT, NJ - Quick action on the part of City of Summit Police Department officers resulted in the thwarting of an attempted abduction over the weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly announced Sunday.

Shervon James, 33, of the Vauxhall section of Union Township has been charged with first-degree kidnapping. 

The ...

Victims Identified: Double Murder in Hillside Linked to Suicide in Union

UNION, NJ – The deaths of two women in Hillside are believed to be connected to a death in Union, said acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo on Wednesday.

As reported by TAPinto Union early Wednesday morning, the case began at about 2:30 Monday morning when Union police officers discovered a suspicious car parked in the lot behind Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 1755 Morris ...

#StopAsianHate: Weekend Rally Enlightens Crowd in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The message was clear at the #StopAsianHate Rally and Vigil Saturday at Memorial Field where close to 300 community members came in solidarity to support the Asian community. 

"We are here today because hate crimes and harassment against Asian American Pacific Islanders has been steadily rising," said Angus Chen, rally organizer. "We are here ...

New Providence Amends Speed Limits on Borough Streets

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – In response to New Providence residents voicing their concerns over speeding vehicles and traffic safety issues, the Borough Council introduced an ordinance amending some of the speed limits on local roads. The ordinance was introduced at the Tuesday, March 23 meeting and the public hearing on the ordinance will take place in April.

The proposed new speed limits are ...

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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. 

Visit njio.org for more details! 

 

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 ...