Religions and Spirituality

April 22, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The members of Alpha Epsilon Pi say they are touched by the show of support in the wake of last week’s incident in which their house was vandalized as the fraternity marked Holocaust Remembrance Day. A GoFundMe page started by the Rutgers fraternity had received almost $1,400 ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Easter Bunny was back in the area on Saturday seeing area children and getting ready for the big day.  Organized for the second year by Council members Daryl Eisenberg Knegten and Lindsay Goodloe, through their site WatchungVolunteers.org, the Easter Bunny, played once again ...

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NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits. The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity. Also in effect, two ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers researcher whose work to create the first COVID-19 saliva-based test produced a game-changing weapon in the battle against the coronavirus, has died. Andrew Brooks, 51, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, according to the university. Brooks, who grew up in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Former players, colleagues, and members of the community are sharing their memories of longtime Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS soccer coach Tom Breznitsky, who died on Thursday morning. Coach Brez amassed an incredible record of 761-185-63 and built the Raiders into one of ...

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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 ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Since he was a young man Brian Sicknick wanted to be a police officer.  After serving in the Air Force National Guard, Sicknick became a Capitol Police Officer in Washington, DC in 2008.  Yesterday, he lost his life after being attacked by rioters who invaded the Capitol on ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — Joseph R. Cirona, a former mayor of Bedminster Township who also served on the Township Committee, died at the age of 85 on Dec. 25, 2020 at Morristown Memorial Hospital.  The owner of Copy Right Press Inc., Cirona was elected Bedminster mayor in 1989 and served for two years.

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(UPDATE: 5:23 p.m.) This story has been updated to include quotes from Millburn Athletic Director Frank Bifulco. MILLBURN, NJ — In an email update from the district this afternoon, superintendent Dr. Christine Burton announced the sudden passing of Millburn High School student Robbie Almgren ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Joe Louis Clark, the legendary Eastside High School principal who inspired the movie “Lean On Me,” has died at the age of 82, his family said in a statement. After retiring from a three-decade long career in education, Clark moved to Gainesville, Florida, where he passed away Tuesday ...

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The Staff and Management of TAPinto Warren wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas. This has been a challenging year for our country and our community, and we wish you peace and prosperity in 2021.  So, we leave you with these words written so long ago by John Lennon, and wish your ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Hanukkah Menorah Lighting scheduled for Thursday, December 10 at 7:00pm at the Warren Municipal Complex has been canceled due to the Governors Executive Order. However, everyone is invited to drive by the Township grounds to ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The time of Diwali is one of the most festive and beautiful times of the year. Diwali literally means "a row of lights." It is a time filled with light and love; a time when Indians all over the world rejoice. It is the darkest night of the darkest period, yet it is a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains is mourning local legend Malcolm E. Nettingham, a member of World War II's famed Tuskegee Airmen, who died on Monday evening just a few days before his 102nd birthday. He lived in town for almost a century and in 2014 was chosen to be the grand marshal of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Edwin Roman, one of Summit's most familiar faces and beloved personalities, passed away October 18 at age 26. The circumstances of his passing have not been made public, and a GoFundMe site has been established to assist with funeral service expenses. The site has generated nearly ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - God's 4-legged critters, large and small visited Mary Mother of God RC Church early Sunday afternoon for the annual Blessing of the Animals, which commemorates the life of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. Pets and their owners gathered ...

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Beginning October 4, Mass will now be celebrated on Sunday mornings at 7:30 and 11:15 am.  Mass will continue to be celebrated on Saturday at 4 pm, but will no longer be celebrated on Sunday at 10 am.  The gap of time between the two Sunday Masses is necessary in order for the church to be ...

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  NEW JERSEY — Jewish homes in South Orange and Maplewood, and across New Jersey, have been opening their mailboxes each week for generations, and receiving news of interest about the Jewish world around them in the New Jersey Jewish News: from the hyper local — such as start times for holiday ...

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY -- An "anti-feminist" attorney found dead in New York’s Catskills on Monday is believed to have been the shooter of Federal Judge Esther Salas’ husband and son in North Brunswick Sunday evening, according to multiple published reports. A package or envelope addressed to Judge ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Mount Carmel Society Feast will look a little different this year, but the procession will go on at 8 a.m. this Thursday, July 16 starting at Mount Carmel Society located at 56 River Road in Berkeley Heights.    The Mount Carmel Society will continue the traditional ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy today lifted his executive order requiring New Jersey residents to stay at home, and has lifted a limit on outdoor gatherings and indoor gatherings aimed primarily at accommodating the state's faith-based communities and houses of worship. The lifting of "these ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After the school petitioned The Archdiocese of Newark to keep their school open, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace in New Providence will remain open.  In a press release issued by the Archdiocese of Newark on May 7, 2020, they announced the consolidation and closure of 10 ...

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Difficult Decision Will Strengthen Schools, Safeguard Future of Catholic Education; At-Home Learning Continues Through End of School Year  The Archdiocese of Newark has announced the consolidation of its school community and the closure of nine archdiocesan-operated elementary schools ...

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