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Gary Keller, Owner of Guitar Studio in Berkeley Heights, Dies at 85

April 21, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gary Keller, owner of The Guitar Studio, a music school in Berkeley Heights, died on April 13, 2021 at the age of 85.

Keller, a long time resident of Berkeley Heights, has been giving private music lessons in NJ since 1973. He owned Keller Guitar Studios in Bloomfield and later opened The Guitar Studio in Berkeley Heights teaching electric and acoustic guitar, bass ...

Faith Lutheran Church Has New Deals for Old Wheels


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries. The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress, an organization which annually recycles 6,000 bicycles for persons in developing ...

Festival Celebration Held at Faith Lutheran on Easter Sunday


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — At 7 a.m. on Easter morning, Faith Lutheran Church of New Providence held a brief online service, which included the lighting of the Paschal Candle, in its memorial garden.


At 10 a.m., Faith celebrated that Jesus Christ had risen, with an online festival service. Faith’s pastor, Rev. Jane McCready, with the assistance of ...

Photo Op Marks Installation of Borough's First Historical Marker

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Some things are so nice, they happen twice. New Providence’s first Historic Marker was installed on the front lawn of the New Providence Presbyterian Church  by members of the New Providence Department of Public Works, in December 2020. 

This first bronze Historic Marker, a project initiated by the New Providence Historical ...

Faith Lutheran Holds Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Services Online

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Faith Lutheran in New Providence invites all to participate in its online liturgical services on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.  The link for the services is

The following services will be held: 

Holy Thursday, will be held at 7 p.m., April 1, on the theme of A Servant’s ...

In Spite of Pandemic, Faith’s Ministries Continue


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Since the surge of the pandemic in March 2020, Faith Lutheran in New Providence has again demonstrated that it is not a church building but a servant community.  Because of the contagion of COVID 19, social ministry programs have not been able to occur physically.  Nonetheless, the members of Faith have overcome obstacles and continued to conduct their ...

Church of the Little Flower Completes Journey Home with Dedication Mass of Church and Altar

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Cardinal Joseph Tobin and Bishop Elias Lorenzo were welcomed into the newly constructed Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights for the Rite of a Dedication of a Church and an Altar on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

The attendance was limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, so the mass was live-streamed for the community to enjoy. The consecration of an ...

Used Bikes Are Valuable in Developing Countries



NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In July 2020, TAPinto New Providence and Berkeley Heights reported that Faith Lutheran of New Providence collected and repaired 170 used bikes from residents of New Providence, Berkeley Heights and neighboring towns.  The collection was conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress, an organization which recycles bikes for persons in developing ...

John Elward, Former Berkeley Heights Mayor, Passes Away at age 85

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - John Patrick Elward, Jr, a long time Berkeley Heights resident and former mayor passed away on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 at the age of 85. He served on the planning board, board of adjustment, township committee, including a year as mayor of Berkeley Heights.

He was a member of the committee that designed and constructed the Berkeley Heights Veterans Memorial in 1987 and a ...

Faith Lutheran's Christmas Sharing Tree Gifts Go to Those in Need

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Following its annual tradition, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence contributed Christmas gifts to persons served by social service agencies in the community and St. Stephan’s Grace Community Church in Newark. Many of the gifts were in response to the recipient's specific wishes.

The following organizations received the gifts:

The ARC of Union County, ...


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All Boxes Checked, but With a Caveat

One does not need be hard pressed to find reasons why stocks are up this year (the S&P is 12% higher in the first four months of 2021)1. Last week's glut of economic and corporate data showcases the incredible progress the economy has made in a relatively short amount of time. The fundamental backdrop continues to check all the boxes for a durable bull market, and investors have taken ...

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 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 ...