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Roxbury calendars

A collection of Roxbury calendars.  Some of these are links to websites. Others are pdfs that will download to your computer. If you are a Roxbury organization and would like your event calendar listed...

 Impacting Education

Impacting Education

A Very Teachable Moment: Domestic Violence and Your Child

When recent events caused a media frenzy surrounding the domestic violence situation with NFL standout Ray Rice, it was only a matter of time that similar, professional entities would soon fall into place to ensure...

"Real" Real Estate

"Real" Real Estate

6 Reasons To List Your Home During the Holidays

Now that Halloween has passed, we begin to think about the winter holidays.  Christmas ads with jingling bells and falling snow will soon be everywhere. Typically, home sellers take their homes off the mar...

A Foodie State

A Foodie State

Do You Need A Kitchen Tutor?

Real Simple Magazine has a fantastic article this month on kitchen organizing. How does your kitchen compare to their model? How many of their ideas do you already use? As a kitchen organizer I felt pretty good aft...

A Spot of Ty

A Spot of Ty

Swirling, Smelling and Sipping: Lessons from a 700-Year-Old Tuscan Winery

I love wine. I really love wine. But I’m not a connoisseur by any means, and after the first couple of glasses, my level of pickiness goes way down. My willingness to drink wine from a bottle with a screw-top...

A View from Overlook

A View from Overlook

When Stroke Strikes

The message is simple, and worth repeating: When it comes to stroke, time is brain. Here's why: In an ischemic stroke (the most common form of stroke), an arterial blockage causes blood flow in the brain to...

ALCS Capital

ALCS Capital

2014 Holiday Season: Is Your Business Ready?

The Fall season is less than two weeks away.  Many small business owners don’t realize just how close the 2014 holiday season really is. As you know, it’s crucial to be ready for it. For many busin...

Academic Honors - Livingston

Academic Honors - Livingston

Local Students Make Hofstra University's Fall 2014 Provost's List

HEMPSTEAD, NY -- Hofstra University has announced the Fall 2014 Provost's List, an elite group of students who have earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average. It includes the following local students:  ...

Academic Honors - West Essex

Academic Honors - West Essex

Hofstra University Announces Three West Essex Students Make Fall 2014 Dean's List

HEMPSTEAD, NY - Hofstra University has announced that the following West Essex-area students were named to the Fall 2014 Dean's List for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a grade point ...

Academic Honors - West Orange

Academic Honors - West Orange

West Orange Residents Make Saint Peter’s Prep Honor Roll

JERSEY CITY, NJ - James C. DeAngelo, ’85, Principal of Saint Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, has announced that the following  ​West Orange residents have attained honor roll status for the ...

Accessibility with Dignity

Accessibility with Dignity

Handi-Lift Logo Lights Up Broadway Via Times Square Marquis New Digital Billboard

Handi-Lift Inc. recently completed the installation of two vertical platform lifts as part of the renovations at the famous Marriot Marquis Hotel in Times Square NYC. The two lifts serve back of house areas at the ...

Admit U to College

Admit U to College

Special Announcement: Admit U Consulting Now Offering Tutoring Services

Melanie and the Admit U Consulting team are excited to announce our latest business venture—our services are expanding to provide students with comprehensive college planning all under one roof. Admit U will ...

Adorable Baby Photo Contest

Adorable Baby Photo Contest

Winners of Baby Photo Contest Announced

Winners of the 4th Annual Baby Photo Contest, sponsored by The Alternative Press and the Department of Community Programs, have been chosen. This year’s winner is Chad Handerhan, 11 months old. First runn...

Advice for Entrepreneurs

Advice for Entrepreneurs

Lean Startups Are Alive in Newark

Thomas Edison famously said - genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.  In other words, ideas are great, but execution of the idea is essential to building great companies. A...

Advocating for Children

Advocating for Children

Christmas in the City

 With the kids back at school, some of us are just coming up for air from the hectic pace of December and all that comes with holiday preparations. This is especially true for the volunteers that devote their ...

Align Wellness Newsletter

Align Wellness Newsletter

Time Isn't Always on Our Side

You know the parents who seem to have it all pulled together? The superwomen who have 2 or more children, work full-time and manage to make elaborate homemade Valentines for their kids' school party while maint...

All About Your Dough

All About Your Dough

Identity Theft and Taxes

The latest trend among identity thieves is to steal your tax ID and file a false return in your name, delaying your real return processing and potentially damaging your credit record. How can you prevent this from ...

Arts & Entertainment Guest Column

Arts & Entertainment Guest Column

Eastertime at Westminster Presbyterian Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church welcomes the community to their worship this Lent and Easter season. Sunday, March 29 - 9:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Service - Joyful Praise  Distribution of Palms, Process...

Ask AristaCare...................

Ask AristaCare...................

Summer Heat

TO SEND A QUESTION, PLEASE MAIL OR EMAIL TO: ARISTACARE AT CEDAR OAKS, 1311 Durham Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080, Attn: Vimla Parboji or email Vimla directly at vparboji@aristacare.com Vimla will make su...

Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin

Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin

PINKIN APPOINTED TO ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES COMMITTEE

EDISON – Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin was today appointed to the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee by Speaker Vincent Prieto.  “Today our residents face the challenge of access and...

At Your Library

At Your Library

Step into a Story at Your Local Library

The Morris Area Youth Services (MAYS) group brings you, throughout April, a month-long program where you can visit your local libraries and “step” into your favorite children’s books.   ...

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Teresa Narduzzi

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Based on the efforts of the girls’ team this season, the West Orange High School TAP Team has recognized junior Teresa Narduzzi as a standout, and has selected her as the Athlete of the Week...

Augusta Mae

Augusta Mae

Chavez for Charity, Stories to Tell

CRANFORD, NJ - It was June of 2013, when I received an email from Kelly at Chavez for Charity. Our boutique, Augusta Mae, was opened for just over a year, so receiving emails from different reps sharing th...

BH Sports Training / BrawlHouse: The Water Cooler

BH Sports Training / BrawlHouse: The Water Cooler

Mobility Clinic for CrossFit Athletes

CrossFit Westfield and FLO Fitness are excited to announce a special mobility clinic on April 19th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.  Chris Flores will spend 90 minutes going through his R.D.A. Program for CrossFit at...

Basking Ridge Gift Guide

Basking Ridge Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

The Basking Ridge Holiday Gift Guide provides our readers with information about local participating businesses and organizations as well as special holiday offers from them.  For more information, including h...

Be Well

Be Well

How to Identify and Prevent Common Infections

MONTCLAIR, NJ - When you’re ill, have you ever wondered when you should seek medical attention or what can be causing your symptoms? Today I will give you information about the causes, prevalence, symptoms, d...

Berkeley Heights Gift Guide

Berkeley Heights Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

The Berkeley Heights Holiday Gift Guide provides our readers with information about local participating businesses and organizations as well as special holiday offers from them.  For more information, includin...

Beth's Book Review

Beth's Book Review

"The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins

In the Acknowledgements at the end of The Girl on the Train (Riverhead Books, 2015) author Paula Hawkins states, “Thank you to the commuters of London, who provided that little spark of inspiration.” Mo...

Biz Buzz

Biz Buzz

Videos, The Modern Resume

Not all recruiters are requiring video resumes today, but this has become an acceptable format for candidates for selected jobs. Video Resumes can certainly help you stand out, but there have been noted instances w...

Brain Fitness 101

It's March 14 - National Pi Day

What is Pi? Pi or π is a mathematical constant equal to approximately 3.1415926. In Euclidean Geometry, it is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Although seemingly abstract, it has ...

Business Energy...FYI

Business Energy...FYI

Know What They Know!

How your electricity provider uses efficiency measures to save money Your electrical power company is in the business of providing electrical power to residential and commercial customers on a 24-hour, 365-day ...

Business and Finance Guest Column

Business and Finance Guest Column

Getting Audited By the IRS? Don't Panic

Basking Ridge, NJ- Few things strike fear into a taxpayer's heart like a letter from the IRS. Fortunately, the odds of you ever being audited by the IRS are lower than ever. Recent budget cuts have reduced the ...

CPA Q&A

CPA Q&A

Robert J. Blackwell, CPA/PFS/CGMA

Robert J. Blackwell, CPA/PFS/CGMA is a senior member of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC. He provides accounting, tax and consulting services for a diverse client base of individuals and closely held or family-own...

Caldwell-West Caldwell School District In the News

Caldwell-West Caldwell School District In the News

Joshua Scott is Two-Time Winner of Annual Wilson School Geography Bee

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Fourteen students from Wilson Elementary School, in West Caldwell, took the stage on Thursday, February 26, to participate in the school’s second annual Geography Bee. Coordinated by...

Chamber Conversations

Chamber Conversations

Strength of Loyalty Program is in the Community

Thanks to the hard work and insight of the highly respected business consultancy Bain & Co., loyalty is now a business metric that can be measured. According to Freidrich Reichheld, the partner at Bain driving ...

Chamber Spotlight

Chamber Spotlight

Chamber Spolight - Meet Elyse Shermer of the Chadler Group

LIVINGSTON, NJ - TAP into Livingston recently had the pleasure of meeting with Elyse Shermer, one of the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce's active members. Elyse currently works for the Chadler Group as a bu...

Chatham Gift Guide

Chatham Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

The Chatham Holiday Gift Guide provides our readers with information about local participating businesses and organizations as well as special holiday offers from them.  For more information, including how...

Cleri Models: 2015 Model Search
College Review

College Review

Three named to Dean's List

Emily Carow Named to Dean's List at Bryant University SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Emily Carow, a Senior in Management from Scotch Plains was named to the spring semester Dean's List at Bryant University. Br...

Connecting Commerce and Community

Connecting Commerce and Community

Community Roots

Two River Community Bank offers continued support of the Westfield Farmers Market, which will feature local vendors during its season from June through October. Pictured left to right are Greater Westfield Area...

Consolidation Study Commission Minutes and Updates

Consolidation Study Commission Minutes and Updates

Minutes of the December 11, 2013 Meeting of the Consolidation Study Commission

Minutes of the December 11, 2013 Meeting of the Consolidation Study Commission Board of Education Conference Room Cedar Avenue, Scotch Plains The meeting was called to order at 7:07. Mr. Parisi read the Ope...

Cooking With Craig

Cooking With Craig

Braised Lamb Shank

EDISON, NJ - My wife asked me to make lamb for her birthday recently, so I gave it some thought and decided to make lamb shanks.  Lamb shanks are great braised and the slow cooking in a sauce is a perfect comp...

Council Corner With Susan McCartney

Council Corner With Susan McCartney

Civility Fosters Productive Discussion

  WEST ORANGE, NJ - Following the April 23 Town Council meeting, I sent the following email to the other members of the Town Council.  I felt that it was the perfect start to a column that I hope will...

Cramers Comments

Cramers Comments

'Twas the Night After Thanksgiving....

Twas the night after Thanksgiving and Cramer left his house To join Madison's parade with his new found spouse. His carpets weren't hung in the windows with care Because a magical village had be...

Cranford Real Estate

Cranford Real Estate

Cranford Historical Average and Median Sales Prices

Residential Home Sales: 1996-2014 What is my Cranford Home Worth? The graph shows historical residential average and median sales prices from 1996 through October 2014. The data source for the graph is fro...

Crossroads Nutrition

Crossroads Nutrition

Got Pain? What's Food Got to do with It?

If you’re taking an anti-inflammatory medication for chronic pain, have you ever stopped to wonder why your body is inflamed?  Maybe you’ve been told you have arthritis, or bursitis or some other &...

Cycle Barre Raises the Barre on Fitness - Schedule Free Class

Cycle Barre Raises the Barre on Fitness - Schedule Free Class

Cycle Barre in Little Falls Raises the Barre on Fitness

Cycle Barre is a premier fitness studio located in Little Falls, NJ.  We offer Cycle, Yoga, & Barre classes, which are three class formats that are effective and healthy!  Please visit www.cyc...

Dad in the Box

Dad in the Box

The End of Pi

I don’t mean to be a downer, but Saturday the world is going to end. Don’t worry.  It will happen sometime in the morning between 9:26 and 9:27, so we can still sleep in and maybe have a cup of...

Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Landlord or Tenant

Is God Your Landlord or Just a Tenant? A few years ago my wife and I decided to give up our home and move into an apartment. After all, the kids were grown and we just didn't need all the responsibilities t...

Dental Byte

Dental Byte

Recare Dental Visit: It's Not 'Just' a Cleaning

We made it to the New Year! Now that the cookies have been eaten, and the presents and wrapping cleaned up, we start to get back into normal patterns! January is a great time to make sure your Dental Health is at i...

Design Talk

Design Talk

Productive Spaces

Let’s face it: appearances matter.  From the cars we drive to the food we eat, images play a central role in our perception of the world around us.  When we go on a job interview, we dress professio...

Destination: NJ Shore

Destination: NJ Shore

Point Pleasant Features Classy and Centralized NJ Shore Attractions

After one or two visits, you should begin to feel very much at home in Point Pleasant. Many of the main attractions are grouped together at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, an entertainment hub that hosts everything fr...

Did You Know

Did You Know

Black History Moment

Most of you that know me, are familiar with my hunger to uncover historical facts; as well as somethings that our hidden right out in the open.  While on one of my journeys of mining for information; I discove...

Discount Travel News

Discount Travel News

A Week in San Diego for $474

This week’s gem, The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is a historical, European style hotel built in 1913, and listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. As you walk in, observe the plaza’s original ma...

Doctors Express Urgent Care Center of West Orange

Doctors Express Urgent Care Center of West Orange

Doctors Express – West Orange - Put Health First

WEST ORANGE, NJ - As spring nears, many of us fall back into habits we swore on the new year we wouldn’t do anymore. This is why the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds us of the importance of combinin...

Elections 2014

Elections 2014

Raritan Ballot Recount Confirms Election Results

RARITAN BOROUGH, NJ - After an extremely close vote, with results separated by fewer than 25 votes, a petition was filed for a recount of the 2014 Borough Council election results. The results remained the same...

Employment Law

Employment Law

Super Lawyers Magazine Chooses Fred Shahrooz-Scampato

The firm is proud to announce that Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, Esquire, has been chosen for a second year in a row, to receive the distinguished honor of Employment Litigation: Plaintiff by Super Lawyers Magazine. ...

Enchanting Moments

Enchanting Moments

Enchantments: Our Past and Present

FANWOOD, NJ - Customers often ask "How long has the store been here?" It is a question that I never get tired of answering. Over time, I began to see where the question came from. A young mother...

Engineering Department Projects

Engineering Department Projects

Updates on Engineering Projects Around Town

4-Inch Mill and Pave of Various Streets: Under this contract the Contractor will install drainage improvements to reduce existing standing water and icing within the Township right of way, replace/install curbing, ...

Environmentally Speaking

Environmentally Speaking

Keep Water Out of Your House But in Your Yard

If you are a homeowner, you undoubtedly think about water in your yard from time to time, perhaps because you live in a sloped area and rain brings a cascade of water through your yard. Or maybe the rapid changes i...

Evalyn Dunn Gallery
Everything's Personal, Nothing's Sacred

Everything's Personal, Nothing's Sacred

Men Give Your Wife a Gift This Fathers Day: Get Screened for Prostate Cancer

Men, Give Your Women a Gift This Fathers' Day: Get Screened for Prostate Cancer Listen up gentlemen -  I do realize that this is your day and all and it is nice to receive gifts. I truly understand tha...

Exceptional Kids

Exceptional Kids

Burnet Hill Fifth Grader is the North Jersey Elementary School Winner of the “New Jersey Enthusiastic Reader Award”

WAYNE, NJ - On March 14, Meadow Geltzeiler, a fifth grader at Burnet Elementary School in Livingston, received the “New Jersey Enthusiastic Reader Award” at the New Jersey Association of School Libraria...

Expert Advice From Your Local Neighborhood Realtor

Expert Advice From Your Local Neighborhood Realtor

7 Tips for Improving Your Credit

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When you’re thinking of buying or selling your home or condo, you need expert, local advice so that you are prepared and knowledgeable before entering into the fast paced real estate ma...

Experts of H.O.M.E.

Experts of H.O.M.E.

Make your Home Spring-Ready

Here are some tips to get your home ready for Spring as we start to thaw: As the snow and ice finally melt, check along the foundations for any cracks or signs of damage. Small cracks and fissures can ...

Eye Level Learning Center

Eye Level Learning Center

Secrets to Standardized Testing Success

Although classroom and study habits have changed with advances in technology, standardized testing remains a constant measure for students. It is an efficient tool to categorize and compare student performance, whe...

Eye on the World of Art

Eye on the World of Art

The Other Side of Matisse

Last Thursday, I treated myself to an exhibition of Henri Matisse prints in New York City: "MATISSE: The Essence of Line, Selected Prints: 1900-1950" at the Marlborough Gallery. As I do not usually ha...

Fit is the New Thin

Fit is the New Thin

Get Pumped on Fitness

Fit is the New Thin is all about making your health a priority and getting pumped on fitness is the perfect theme for the New Year as many of us make a renewed commitment to our health. Now is the ideal time to mak...

Fitness, Wellness & Health From Jodi's "Core"ner

Fitness, Wellness & Health From Jodi's "Core"ner

Did You Know?....Arthritis

Did you know that arthritis is often not just a few minor aches and pains?  Did you know that it is not a disease that just affects the older population? Did you know it can affect every race and gender? Did y...

Food & Wine Guest Column

Food & Wine Guest Column

Let's get back into the kitchen together: Pioppino Mushroom Salad with Watercress, Pickled Red Onion, and Soft Boiled Egg

This is a great little salad that can be used as either a starter or a main dish.  Pioppino mushrooms have a mild flavor with a long stem and small button on top and are light to dark brown in appearance. ...

Four Wheeled Advice

Four Wheeled Advice

What To Do If Your Car Overheats

Summer is just about here, and cars overheat most often in very hot weather.  If your car is overheating, it basically means that your car’s temperature is exceeding its normal operating temperature. ...

Franklin Fourth Graders Report

Franklin Fourth Graders Report

New Gym Equipment

Have you ever wondered what happened to the gym over the summer?  Well a lot of different things happen in the summer time like the gym getting repainted and the old equipment getting replaced or fixed.  ...

From Chief Wayman's Desk

From Chief Wayman's Desk

Beware of Scam Artists

Recently, the Westfield Police Department has received numerous reports of suspected scamming activities, the most notable involving telephone calls from people claiming to be working for PSE&G or the IRS. &n...

From Your Mayors

From Your Mayors

Consolidation or Shared Services?

Consolidation or shared services? Both are riddled with obstacles, some more easily overcome than others. Towns have been sharing services for years; Scotch Plains and Fanwood have been sharing for decades. It is a...

From the Editor

From the Editor

Greetings Chathamites

I want to welcome everyone to The Alternative Press of Chatham, the online newspaper that will allow you to “TAP into Chatham” 24 hours a day. Since I recently became the managing editor of TAP Chat...

From the Editor

From the Editor

7 Ways to Get More from TAP into South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Are you taking advantage of all that TAP into South Plainfield has to offer? Here are seven ways to get more, all for free! 1. Sign up for our free daily newspaper to get the most i...

From the Firehouse

From the Firehouse

Fire Chief Warns of Recall on Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard

Livingston Fire Chief Christopher Mullin warns residents of a recent recall involving  A.P.C. Surge Protectors due to potential Fire Hazard. Schneider Electric Recalls APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire Haza...

From the Middle

From the Middle

Lessons from the Cube

“A good puzzle, it's a fair thing. Nobody is lying. It's very clear, and the problem depends just on you.” -Ernő Rubik    Anthony Brooks has it.  "It" is di...

From the Office of Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

From the Office of Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

2015 State of the Borough Address

Thank you for joining us today as we reorganize our local government, reflect on the challenges and triumphs of 2014, and look forward to the start of a new year.  I am honored to begin my second term as mayor...

Gabbing with Gould

Gabbing with Gould

Support the South Orange Village Center Alliance

By now all of you should know about the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA).  SOVCA is dedicated to strengthening our business district through recruitment and retention of new businesses, supporting ...

Game On: College Admissions Playbook

Game On: College Admissions Playbook

December Financial and Academic Tips

CBRG is different from other college planning services in that it offers “harmonization” of financial, educational and social guidance for the entire family. Co-founders Steven Sirot and David Slater an...

Gayle's List

Gayle's List

4 Keys to Getting Women In To Leadership Positions

In the Spring of 2013 Moxie Exchange Movement convened its inaugural Summit on “Women, Leadership and Corporate America” in response to a need expressed by corporate leadership, diversity and talent dev...

Golda Och Academy Corner

Golda Och Academy Corner

Seventh-Grade Students Apply Judaic Lessons to Golda Och Academy's Annual Tzedakah Fair

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Golda Och Academy’s seventh-graders participated in the annual Tzedakah Fair on March 17, showcasing their multimedia projects on charitable organizations for parents, faculty and fellow Mid...

Green Guest Opinion Column

Earth Day 2012

As we celebrate Earth Day, more and more people are “Going Green.”  The biggest increase in consumer spending is for green products such as local organic produce at farmers markets, green cleaning ...

Guest Column

Guest Column

Bond referendum is good value for money

To the Editor, There seems to be confusion about how a school bond referendum interfaces with the operating budget upon which Chatham voters opine each year. A referendum is relatively rare, whereas the operati...

Health & Wellness Guest Column

Health & Wellness Guest Column

Local Family Medicine Physician Dr. Ann Thomas Finds Her Calling in Family Medicine

It was a volunteer medical mission to Honduras that set the course of Dr. Ann Thomas’ career. Thomas, who had done several types of volunteer health service missions, took the trip to Hondu...

Health News You Can Use

Health News You Can Use

Diet Soda Linked to Abdominal Obesity in Adults

Health News You Can Use Diet soda intake linked to increased abdominal obesity in older adults. A study published on March 17, 2015 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Association  found that adu...

Health Tips from Doctors Express

Health Tips from Doctors Express

Doctors Express – South Plainfield Put Health First

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - As spring nears, many of us fall back into habits we swore on the new year we wouldn’t do anymore. This is why the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds us of the importance of com...

HeartBeats

HeartBeats

The Stethoscope

The stethoscope is a device that doctors can use to listen to the internal sounds of a patient’s body. It was invented in 1816 by Rene Laennec in France, and the first American stethoscope was patented in 188...

Heartprints

Heartprints

Center Stage

Friday, March 27, 2015 Today I am grateful for center stage.  Oh boy, if you are a natural born performer (ham) or someone who loves the synergistic feeling between an audience and you. . .loves their emot...

Hilltop Holiday Gift Guide

Hilltop Holiday Gift Guide

Volume I, Issue II

  Murray & Finn Murray & Finn, a concept shop located at 46 Maple Street in Summit, NJ, that focuses on little ones, maternity, and nursing wear is, from December 7-14, having a sa...

Home & Garden Guest Column

Home & Garden Guest Column

Holiday Decorating Ideas for Every Budget

Here are some easy, budget-friendly ways to add color and fun to your Holiday decorating. Start with candles, candles everywhere! Soft glowing light is complimentary to you and your guests. Once you’ve tu...

Home for Good:  Dog of the Week

Home for Good: Dog of the Week

Dog of the Week - Help Sampson find his "Forever" Home

Sampson is a 5 month old Labrador Retriever- Spaniel mix. He was found in a kill shelter in South Carolina and was about to be euthanized because he limped a bit. Sampson is an amazing, sweet, and loving dog. He en...

Homemade Cravings

Homemade Cravings

Shrimp with Garlic Sauce and Holiday Menu Planning

Planning out a holiday meal is one of my favorite things to do.  I grab a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning and settle in with my magazines, cookbooks and the internet to search for ideas and make my lists.&nb...

House Calls

House Calls

Back to the Table: Celebrating the Season

Changing Seasons…Homecoming, Fall Harvest and Family Gatherings …What does this mean for the Architect and Interior Designer in me and to you the Home Owner. The kids are back to...

How to Stay Young

How to Stay Young

Children and Athletics

Recently, our practice has seen an influx of children involved in athletics. These gymnasts, wrestlers, runners and all types and levels of sports competition are some of the healthiest, most active kids in the are...

Human Resources Tip of the Month

Human Resources Tip of the Month

Saying Thank You

During the past few months, if you turned on the TV, scrolled through Facebook, read the newspaper (online or with an actual newspaper) and at some point you came across someone's article or post about working ...

In the Garden with Tina

In the Garden with Tina

The Heat is On

Yes, things are really heating up out there! It wasn't that long ago we were all saying "I can't wait for summer." The past two weeks have been a testament to typical summer weather.  Hot...

In the Legislature

In the Legislature

Gill-Weinberg Bill Package Increasing Oversight of Surplus Military Equipment in NJ Advances

TRENTON, NJ – Two bills sponsored by Senator Nia H. Gill and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg that would increase transparency and oversight of the federal Department of Defense 1033 program in New Jer...

In the Schools

In the Schools

Westfield Teacher Returns from National Ed-Tech Conference with New Instructional Strategies

Jeanine Gottko, K-5 Master Technology Teacher in the Westfield Public Schools, was among more than 9,000 educators, administrators and technologists from all 50 states and more than 40 countries at the National Fir...

In the Schools Guest Column

In the Schools Guest Column

Our Students Shouldn’t Have to Eat on the Floor!

To the Editor: I was recently at a meeting where I learned of a high school where there aren’t enough seats for lunch, so they make the freshman students eat on the floor. I was waiting to hear that this ...

In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight

The Square Peg and the Round Hole: What does the Standardized Test Actually Measure?

    If the goal of education is to elevate intelligence, inspire awareness then the current model that children are subjected to is failing.  The way in which evaluate and measure the most co...

Ince Landscape Construction & Management

Ince Landscape Construction & Management

Did Winter Burn Compromise Your Trees and Shrubs?

Oh, winter!  It has been a long, cold winter this season, but spring is here and I am sure you are seeing the affects winter had on your trees and shrubs. As prepared as our landscape is to handle the cold...

Insured and Secured

Insured and Secured

Westfield Allstate Agent Ron Bansky Recognized for Outstanding Volunteerism

Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company agency owner Ron Bansky received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others. With this award came a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation ...

Internship Program - TAP into Livingston

Internship Program - TAP into Livingston

TAP into Livingston Is Seeking Student Interns

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Writing for the town paper looks great on college transcripts and right now, TAP into Livingston is is looking for high school students for our Internship program. We are looking for bright, in...

Internship Program - TAP into West Essex

Internship Program - TAP into West Essex

TAP into West Essex Is Seeking Student and College Interns

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Writing for the town paper looks great on college transcripts and right now, TAP into West Essex, which covers Caldwell, West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Roseland, Essex Fells, and Fairfield, is i...

It's Not Fitness. It's Life.

It's Not Fitness. It's Life.

Your Core

Many times you will hear upon traveling through your fitness lifetime, “I want to work on my core”. Did you just imagine someone point to their stomach when you read that? Well, it may come to a surpris...

It's Not Just Fitness, It's a Mindset

It's Not Just Fitness, It's a Mindset

The Lime Energy Shot

Ever had the dreaded “can’t get out of bed” feeling? You know what I’m talking about - you want to throw the alarm clock across the room, or you’re edgy until you’ve had you...

JCC NEWS

JCC NEWS

Ready or Not, Here I Come…to Kindergarten?

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- As an early childhood educator, I regularly meet with prospective parents who are looking for good preschools for their children.  Parents want what is best for their children, so ...

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

April Programs: Old Favorites (and New Ones!) at the Zimmerli Art Museum

New Brunswick, NJ – This April, the Zimmerli Art Museum offers new events and installations, in addition to recurring programs. Family favorites include Passport to Art, Music at the Museum, and Rutgers Day, ...

Jeffrey Strauss, Esq.

Jeffrey Strauss, Esq.

Knowledge and Experience is the Key to Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is an area of the law that is often misunderstood and shrouded in complexities. I recently completed a medical malpractice trial involving a 34 year old man who had his gall bladder removed....

Joe "The Nerd" Ferraro

Joe "The Nerd" Ferraro

A Plan for Methacton Parents

Parents are upset they are being played by the Methacton School Board (MSD). The MSD threatens the closure of 2 elementary schools to get the parents up in arms – to save their schools. A meeting is called an...

Jordan Baris Inc. Realtors

Jordan Baris Inc. Realtors

Jordan Baris Sells Property in St. Cloud Neighborhood for Over $1.1 Million

Dear Friends: I would like to thank everyone for all your positive responses and feedback from my last newsletter. It was truly great hearing from you. Jordan Baris Realty has always been the front-runner i...

Kaplan on Your Money

Kaplan on Your Money

The Top 11 Investment Pitfalls You – or Your Advisor – Often Commit

Here are the top 11 investment pitfalls I often see individuals AND advisors committing. Note: I'll be discussing these in detail at a complimentary lecture at the Bernards Township Library on 32 S. Maple A...

Kayla's Creative Art Studio Calendar of Classes

Kayla's Creative Art Studio Calendar of Classes

Upcoming Calendar of Events at Kayla's Creative Art Studio in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Register for one of Kayla's BYOB Public Painting Classes or book a Private Party for you and your friends!  Visit our Event Calendar for discounted days for Private Parties. Feat...

Keller Williams Suburban Realty

Keller Williams Suburban Realty

Keller Williams Realty Continues Record Growth with Addition of Top Agent

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Keller Williams Realty in Livingston has added a top local agent Fern Felsenheld to its growing office. Felsenheld, an industry veteran with eight years of real estate experience, brings her ...

Kids Column: Food for Thought…from Emily’s Kitchen

Kids Column: Food for Thought…from Emily’s Kitchen

Minty Wintry Sweet Treats

With the winter comes changes in not only the climate, but also with our palate for sweets. For example, coffee shops now offer peppermint hot cocoa, and frozen yogurt stores have swapped Thanksgiving pumpkin and C...

LCJSMS Panther Pulse

LCJSMS Panther Pulse

Is YouTube the Next Big Thing?‬‬

Zoella, Bethany Mota, Tyler Oakley, O2L, Troye Sivan, danisnotonfire, AmazingPhil, PointlessBlog, Caspar Lee, Thatcher Joe.... the list goes on.  Who are they?  The newest internet celebrities who have st...

LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE

LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE

Celebration of A Life Well Lived

We are celebrating a life well lived, that of recently deceased Dr. Maya Angelou. We will fondly remember her articulate utterances and writings. She was an inspiration to all who experienced her gifts as author, e...

LYCS LEADERS: News & Views

LYCS LEADERS: News & Views

LYCS LEADERS Grade 5 Club to Hold Recycled Sculpture Artist Reception

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The public is invited to attend an Artists’ Reception of the LYCS LEADERS Grade 5 Club Recycled Sculpture Exhibition on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7:00 p.m., in the main entrance of the Senio...

Lancer Athletics

Lancer Athletics

Summer Jobs for Students

If you are a student in need of a summer job Northern Aqua Inc. is also in need of lifeguards for the summer months.  If interested, call Keith Doyle at 973-851-9927 or email him at kdoyle@north...

Life and Remembrance

Life and Remembrance

NJ Sharing Network Honored Widow of Jersey City Police Detective with 2012 “Ray of Hope” Award

NJ Sharing Network, a non-profit organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for nearly 5,000 New Jerseyans awaiting life-saving transplants, awarded Mary DiNardo with the 2012 “Ray of...

Life on Purpose

Life on Purpose

Raise Your Vibrations, Raise Your Life

Now that 2015 is well under way, many of us have come out of the gate with great excitement for what we want to achieve this year, as well we should. The new year is a fantastic time to reflect, refresh and work on...

Lindabury Legal Corner
Livingston Athlete of the Week

Livingston Athlete of the Week

TAP into Livingston Athlete of the Week: Omari Beaubien

LIVINGSTON, NJ – A center plays a major role on a basketball team, especially by controlling the ball underneath the basket. On Saturday, against Millburn, Livingston’s center, Omari Beaubien, led Livin...

Livingston Community Corner

Livingston Community Corner

Livingston School Spending Plan for 2015-2016 Tentatively Approved by BOE

LIVINGSTON, NJ - According to LPS, a school spending plan for 2015-2016 has been tentatively approved by the Livingston Board of Education, with a budget hearing scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 27. Th...

Livingston Education Foundation (LEF)

Livingston Education Foundation (LEF)

LEF is now taking Livingston HS Hall of Fame Nominations for 2015

LIVINGSTON, NJ – With the recent past memory of a successful Homecoming Hall of Fame 2014 event, the Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) is beginning plans for 2015. The first step is taking nominations fro...

Livingston Police Dispatch

Livingston Police Dispatch

Live Music at National Night Out

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Playing live at National Night Out on August 5 will be The Red Light Band and Pastele. The Red Light Band is a Livingston-based jam band playing timeless acts like Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Phish,...

Livingston Township Corner

Livingston Township Corner

Livingston Citizens’ Institute Members Learn About the Partnership of Township Governance and Schools

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Members of the Livingston Citizens’ Institute engaged in a civic education received a lesson on the partnership of Township governance and schools on Jan. 28, when Township Manager Michele Me...

Lots to Love at the Y

Lots to Love at the Y

Summit YMCA Volunteer of the Month - July

Summit YMCA Volunteer of the Month: July 2013 Caroline Robbins   Caroline’s many interests span from field hockey, to reading to spending time at the beach. But her love for art is her pa...

Lower Providence Out Loud

Lower Providence Out Loud

School Daze

Parents in two elementary school communities within the Methacton School Dstrict are in an uproar following a school board announcement at their February 3, 2015 meeting that they have reviewed recent enrollment an...

Lulu & Lattes

Lulu & Lattes

Lulu & Lattes Previews Fresh Market Prior to Wednesday's Grand Opening

On Oct. 14, I was invited to a preview of Fresh Market before the grand opening tomorrow in Livingston. I have been patiently awaiting for this store to open. The bar was set low when the Pathmark of Livi...

Madison Gift Guide

Madison Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

The Madison Holiday Gift Guide provides our readers with information about local participating businesses and organizations as well as special holiday offers from them.  For more information, including how to ...

Main Street Musings

Main Street Musings

5 Surprising Reasons I Fell in Love with Tea

Tea used to be something I only drank to complete my meal at the local Chinese restaurant. But ever since I visited an organic tea plantation in Peru last summer, I no longer limit tea time to tiny cups at Dragon P...

Mayor's Round Table

Mayor's Round Table

Mayor's Round Table

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald DeFabio who sits with Mayor Robert Woodruff to talk about current issues that affect the township as well as answer questions su...

Melinda's Garden

Melinda's Garden

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor


Liven up your holiday décor with lights, a bit of glitz and some colorful blossoms this season. Start by gathering greenery from your landscape. Use needled evergreens like pines and firs, broadleaf ever...

Monday with Millicent

Monday with Millicent

Let's Go Out to Eat: Water and Wine

Water & Wine in Watchung will celebrate its eleventh year of service during the month of  August, 2015. Along with La Griglia in Kenilworth, these restaurants are the pride and joy of proprietors and broth...

Montco Mommy

Montco Mommy

The Montco Mommy House Debates: To 'Man Up' Or 'Turn The Other Cheek'

As Paula Abdul once sang, “opposites attract.” I guess she was right. My husband and I are about as different as we can be. Sure, we share a lot of our beliefs and ethics, or we probably wouldn’t ...

Montville Gift Guide

Montville Gift Guide

TAP into Montville's Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

MONTVILLE, NJ - Shop local this holiday season and find the perfect present for everyone on your list with our holiday gift guide. As their gift to you, some businesses are offering special deals for our readers. ...

Morristown Library Offerings

Morristown Library Offerings

Exhibition To Celebrate The 275th Anniversary of the Founding of the Township of Morris

MORRISTOWN, NJ— In conjunction with the Mayor and Township Committee of Morris Township andThe Historic Preservation Commission of Morris Township, The Morristown and Morris Township Library&nb...

Morristown Rec News

Morristown Rec News

Morristown Recreation To Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt; April 4

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Hop on over to Lidgerwood Park on Saturday April 4 at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate spring with Morristown's Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter bunny will be on hand to visit with kids and adults....

Mortgage Advice

Mortgage Advice

Down Payment Assistance Available

The primary obstacle of purchasing a home is coming up with the funds required for down payment, closing costs and pre paid expenses such as taxes and homeowners insurance. Some would be home buyers simply struggle...

Mulberry House News

Mulberry House News

Prix Fixe Menu is Here

Check out this Weekend's Dinner Menu and our Prix Fixe Menu for Wednesday & Thursday Dinner!                         &...

NJ Perfect Home, Your Real Estate Source

NJ Perfect Home, Your Real Estate Source

Energy Efficient Homes

With rising energy costs and conservation awareness, home owners and home buyers are more interested than ever in making/finding homes that are energy efficient.  As a result of the extreme temperatures that w...

New Jersey: What Exit?

New Jersey: What Exit?

Assemblyman Carroll to be Employed this Summer as Civil War Re-enactor at Disney

In July, Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll will return to Orlando, where he works part time when the State Assembly is not in session over the summer. During the off-season, he is employed at the U...

News & Notes from Mayor Robert D. Parisi

News & Notes from Mayor Robert D. Parisi

West Orange Health News

Take a moment to read through some of the many services available to West Orange residents. Health Department Staff Available for Assistance The West Orange Department of Health and Welfare is a full-servic...

News from Assemblyman Diegnan

News from Assemblyman Diegnan

Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan Receives Legislative Award

(South Plainfield) - Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan (D-Middlesex) was recognized for his outstanding leadership by the New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups at a reception held at Olio’s in Woodbri...

North Penn Gift Guide

North Penn Gift Guide

Learning Express Reveals Top Educational Holiday Toys

Learning Express Toys released its list of 2014 Holiday Top Toys: Doinkit Darts & Refills The Doinkit magnetic dart set is made from strong magnets to ensure that your dart will make it to its intended ...

On Millicent's Menu

On Millicent's Menu

Downtown Westfield Restaurant Week Winter 2015

NEWS YOU CAN USE * 25 Participating Food & Wine Establishments With Many Prix Fixe Options.                   &nb...

On Point

On Point

North Plainfield Education Foundation Collects Used Instruments

Does your closet hold one or more used instruments?  If so, maybe it is time to donate them to the North Plainfield Fine Arts Department!  The Education Foundation is collecting used "dormant" i...

On the Aisle

On the Aisle

My Mostly Foolproof and Almost Guaranteed Oscar Prediction

This year’s awards season has been uncharacteristically unpredictable.  Usually with just a little over a week to go before the big night, the biggest categories are already locked down, but this year ha...

Out & About with Thos & Joe

Out & About with Thos & Joe

Roselle Park Celebrates 114th Birthday

To celebrate the 114th Birthday of the Borough of Roselle Park and 42 years of the Roselle Park Historical Society, Thos and Joe go back in time as History turns inside itself to recognize achievements of the Rosel...

POSITIVELY! Public Relations

POSITIVELY! Public Relations

The Power of Public Relations On A Small Business

Public relations plays a significant role in most businesses. Big businesses have many departments helping the company run including a public relations department. Although the bigger corporations need public relat...

Packing Light

Packing Light

The Richness of the Mundane

There is richness in the mundane that will never be discovered if we cover it up with extravagance. A few years ago, a friend of mine was relating a conversation he had with his teenage daughter. She asked her ...

Perspective From The Rear View Mirror

Perspective From The Rear View Mirror

Who You Calling "Mom?"

I read an op-ed piece in the New York Times the other day, that I thought was spot on, until I found out that apparently I read it one way, but a friend of mine had seen something entirely different.  Let me e...

Philly Sports Chatter

Philly Sports Chatter

What Does Sunday's Win Mean for the Eagles?

It's difficult to identify the Philadelphia Eagles after Week 1 of the 2014 NFL season. Are they a team that should once again top the NFC East with a dazzling offense and dominating defense? Or are th...

Point View WealthPoints

Point View WealthPoints

Bull Market Celebrates Sixth Birthday: Will It Turn Seven?

March 9th marked the sixth anniversary of the start of the current bull market.  The ride has been nothing short of spectacular; the S&P 500 has more than tripled in value since the bear market low on Marc...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Scotch Plains Police Blotter

12/2                      A resident of Raritan rd. reported being a victim of Criminal Mischief.  She s...

Post Scripts from Summit

Post Scripts from Summit

10 Things To Do In Summit Without The Wife

  Men! Don't be fooled by your first glance at the face of Summit in summer – sure, there are flowers bursting and store windows gleaming, the fragrance of gardenia in the air - but Summit is not...

PowerTalk

PowerTalk

Break Free From Low Self-Esteem

It’s not easy to build self-esteem if you don’t know how. So find comfort in knowing that self-esteem is definitely something that you can build and improve upon. As I believe and often preach, positive...

Prepare and Protect

Prepare and Protect

DUIs, what they mean for your insurance

I write this blog with a certain type of sadness. With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, unfortunately drunk driving and DUI’s happen. Typically I write blogs this time of year that give tips on driving re...

RHS Athlete of the Week

RHS Athlete of the Week

Fighting Through Adversity to Achieve Success; "Co-Athletes of the Week" Matt Bruno and Matt Koop

RANDOLPH, NJ- While everyone has heard all the typical sports clichés, “Attitude is everything, No pain no gain,  Be mentally strong,” not everyone is able to make those words come to life. ...

Randolph Gift Guide

Randolph Gift Guide

Welcome to the TAP Into Randolph Holiday Gift Guide

Shop local this holiday season, and support the Randolph owned and operated small businesses.  Below are some special offers and holiday messages from the business community: Carlin Carpet Care, Menti...

Randolph PRWC Health News

Randolph PRWC Health News

Patients As Partners: My Vision for Healthcare

Buying a car is easy. We’ve got crash tests, reliability records, J.D. Power customer satisfaction ratings, independent road tests and abundant details about the cost of every model and every option. We can b...

Real Estate Guest Column

Real Estate Guest Column

New Year To Dos For Your Home

With the start of a new year, it's always a good idea to assess your home and its needs. Taking stock of appliances, home systems, and other items that make a house a home will help guide you to home improvemen...

Real Estate Talk

Real Estate Talk

Proper Pricing is Key to Selling Your Home

You’ve probably heard that, when it comes to real estate, it is all about location, location, location.  That’s not necessarily true.  You can’t change where home is located.&n...

Restaurant Row

Restaurant Row

"Maria's Italian Restaurant: A Hidden Italian Food Gem"

February 14, 2013, Scotch Plains, NJ - Remember in the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, when Brad Pitt learns that Angelina Jolie’s character never actually cooked a dinner meal – not even on Valentine’s ...

Roselle/Roselle Park Gift Guide

Roselle/Roselle Park Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

The Roselle/Roselle Park Holiday Gift Guide provides our readers with information about local participating businesses and organizations as well as special holiday offers from them.  For more information, incl...

SPFHS Sports Wrap Up

SPFHS Sports Wrap Up

Scotch Plains-Fanwood H.S. Ice Hockey Team Takes 3-Game Win Streak into County Playoffs

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School ice hockey team ended its regular season with a three-game winning streak, knocking off Gov. Livingston, 9-4, and Bayonne, 3-2, this week after taking down ...

School Sports Guest Column

School Sports Guest Column

Ridge Girls Lacrosse To Sponsor Instructional Clinics for 3rd through 8th Grade Girls

  Basking Ridge, NJ- 2015 Fundraiser – The Ridge Girls Youth Lacrosse Clinic is open to all skill levels from beginner to the experienced player. Sunday, March 22,2015 – 2-3:3om: Locations: Rid...

Scotch Plains Library

Scotch Plains Library

Every Child Ready to Read Workshop at Scotch Plains Public Library

The Scotch Plains Public Library has an exciting new workshop designed to help get Every Child Ready to Read®. Research shows that children who develop essential language and other early literacy skills before ...

Scotch Plains Recreation Department

Scotch Plains Recreation Department

Senior Advisory Committee Sponsors Free Speaker and Luncheon

The Senior Advisory is pleased to sponsor a speaker and luncheon on Thursday May 30th beginning at 11:15am to discuss Safety for Seniors. Rochelle Brodsky, a registered nurse with Jewish Family Services, w...

Scotch Plains/Fanwood Gift Guide

Scotch Plains/Fanwood Gift Guide

Welcome to the TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood Holiday Gift Guide

Shop local this holiday season and find the perfect present for everyone on your list with our holiday gift guide. As their gift to you, some businesses are offering special deals for our readers: Be Craftful -...

Senator Peter J. Barnes, III

Senator Peter J. Barnes, III

BARNES-VITALE BILL TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES RELOCATED FROM CLOSING DEVELOPMENTAL CENTERS ADVANCES

Legislation Would Require Individuals to be Placed within a 30-Mile Radius of Development Center  TRENTON – In response to the deaths of two North Jersey men who choked to death after being transferr...

Shovlin Mattress Factory

Shovlin Mattress Factory

Our Nod Shoppe is Open

Our new Nod Shoppe is taking shape. We plan to have a variety of sleep accessories, such as bedding, pillows, salt lamps, candles and even some aromatherapy.  Check out the great Acorn slippers we just got in!...

Small Towns, Big Dreams

Small Towns, Big Dreams

Announcing a New Sales Associate at Lois Schneider Realtor

Christine Murray, a former licensed sales assistant with Lois Schneider Realtor since 2013, has joined the Lois Schneider Realtor team as a licensed sales associate. Christine has excellent insight into the local m...

Sobel Solutions

Sobel Solutions

Public Invited to Dress for Success' "Transforming Lives Gala" Honoring Sobel & Cos.' Mike LaForge

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Sobel & Co., a Livingston-based regional certified public accounting and consulting firm, has announced that on April 23, partner, Mike LaForge, will be the first man honored by Dress for...

Social Media Success

Social Media Success

Mobile Friendly Email Marketing Template Tips

Do you own a smartphone? Do you use it to check your email?  Do you own an ipad, kindle or other tablet? Do you use it to check your email? If you said yes, to any of these questions, you are not alone! A ...

South Orange Guest Column

South Orange Guest Column

Three Cheers for South Orange Camp

Three Cheers for South Orange Camp I grew up in Ohio, and the summers where I lived were blissfully peaceful and highly unstructured. I didn’t live on a farm or even on more than a single acre, but our ba...

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

The Sacred Heart Lenten Fish Dinners

The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 and Sacred Heart Church will be sponsoring Lenten Fish Dinners starting February 20th.  Dinners will be available on the following dates:  February 2...

South Plainfield Library

South Plainfield Library

Bookmarks

As most of you know, our children’s room closed a couple of weeks ago as part of our ongoing expansion of the library, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any kids books to checkout.  We do ha...

Sparta Gift Guide

Sparta Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

The Sparta Holiday Gift Guide provides our readers with information about local participating businesses and organizations as well as special holiday offers from them.  For more information, including how to p...

Sparta Police Beat

Sparta Police Beat

The United States 'New Leading Cause Of Injury Mortality'

  The French novelist Amantine Lucile Dupin best known by her pseudonym, George Sands, lived during the 1800s.  She once penned, “We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw t...

Spotlight on Business

Spotlight on Business

Carolyn Ann Ryan Photography – Behind the Lens of a Family Portrait Photographer.

FANWOOD, NJ - Carolyn Ann Ryan is a professional photographer whose work is as much about capturing art as it is about creating family heirlooms.   And since a picture speaks a thousand words, be prep...

Spotlight on Business

Spotlight on Business

Tasty’s Grill Serves Up Fresh American Cuisine

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -Tasty’s Grill on Park Avenue officially opened its door on Feb. 13 and, according to owner Abdulla Myers, community response has been very positive. Myers purchased the former Munchies e...

Spotlight on the Sheriff

Spotlight on the Sheriff

Sheriff’s Officers Arrest 31 in Nonsupport Warrant Sweep

Sheriff Michael F. Strada today announced his agency’s recent participation in the New Jersey Statewide Nonsupport Warrant Sweep. The sweep was sponsored by the Sheriff’s Association of New Jersey and w...

Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield

Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield

Suburban Woman’s Club Plans Fashion Show

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Suburban Woman’s Club of South Plainfield held their monthly meeting on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Hostesses Diana Gallo and Alberta Esposito provided refreshments after whic...

Summer Concert Photo Contest

Summer Concert Photo Contest

Berkeley Heights Summer Concert Photo Contest: Aug. 13 Contestants

The fourth annual Berkeley Heights Summer Concert Series Photo Contest is here!  TAP into Berkeley Heights, in partnership with the Suburban Chamber of Commerce and local businesses, is proud to present the co...

Summit Medical Group Corner

Summit Medical Group Corner

Summit Medical Group: Bridgewater Family Medicine Physician Dr. Ann Thomas Finds Her Calling in Family Medicine

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — It was a volunteer medical mission to Honduras that set the course of Dr. Ann Thomas’ career. Thomas, who had done several types of volunteer health service missions, took the...

Summit Real Estate Wrap

Summit Real Estate Wrap

Winterize Your Real Estate World

Now that the calendar tells us that it is officially wintertime, it is time to approach your real estate situation much like you would your homes' HVAC environment - winterize it! Or, thinking lik...

Superintendent’s Column

Superintendent’s Column

Art Through the Ages

More than 1,000 pieces of art from all nine of our schools will be displayed in this year’s art show, “Art Through the Ages,” which opens at the Livingston Mall on Thursday, April 24 at 6 p.m. ...

TAP Into Berkeley Heights Celebrates Student Excellence

TAP Into Berkeley Heights Celebrates Student Excellence

DeSales University Announces Deans List

CENTER VALLEY, PA (01/13/2015)(readMedia)-- Berkeley Heights resident, Michael J. Bamundo, a sport management major at DeSales University made Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester. To qualify for the Dean'...

TAP in to Your Inner Foodie

TAP in to Your Inner Foodie

Taylor Ham or Pork Roll? The Debate Continues

A recent question posted by TAP Editor Roselle/Roselle Park – Kathy Lloyd began the debate of Taylor Ham or Pork Roll?  This article is dedicated to the primarily New Jersey delicacy. So you ask, &ldqu...

TAP into Livingston is Hiring

TAP into Livingston is Hiring

Join the TAP into Livingston Team

LIVINGSTON, NJ – TAP into Livingston is now looking for professional journalists and writers to join our team. Freelance Reporters: TAP into Livingston is hiring freelance reporters to seek out, pitch...

TAP into West Essex is Hiring

TAP into West Essex is Hiring

TAPinto Seeking Business Developers for North Essex Region

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ – TAP into West Essex is now looking for professional and experienced sales and business developers to join the team. Marketing Consultant/Business Developer: TAP into West Essex i...

TAP into West Orange is Hiring

TAP into West Orange is Hiring

Join the TAP into West Orange Team

WEST ORANGE, NJ – TAP into West Orange is now looking for professional journalists and business minded people to join the team. Marketing Consultant/Business Developer: TAP into West Orange is hiring ...

TAPinto The Warren Recreation Department

TAPinto The Warren Recreation Department

Kicking Off the Second Season of WBSI Buddy Ball in Warren

WARREN, NJ - Warren Baseball Softball Inc. (WBSI) is proud to announce the second season of Buddy Ball. Buddy Ball is a co-ed baseball program that provides children with physical or mental disabilities an opportun...

TAPinto The Warren Township Library

TAPinto The Warren Township Library

Lucky Day Collection Launches on St. Patrick's Day at the Warren Library and all SCLSNJ Branches

WARREN, NJ - Somerset County Library System of New Jersey announced today that patrons will now be able to find a new collection at all 10 library branches: the Lucky Day Collection. The Lucky Day Collection featur...

Take Five

Take Five

What is Career Counseling?

Graduation is right around the corner for seniors in high school and college. It’s an exciting time, and a little frightening since if you’re like most students or people in their late teens and early t...

Talking about Grief

Talking about Grief

Talking about Death and Dying at Local Conversation Cafe - Sponsored by Summit Medical Group, My Gift of Grace and Atlantic Health System

Ever considered a dinner conversation about end of life but haven't been able to have it? Ever consider that this conversation could actually be fun and interesting? Then consider joining Imagine, A Center for ...

The Academic Coach

The Academic Coach

Strong Finish

All long distance runners know that a marathon doesn’t really start until the 20 mile mark. That’s the point at which the race gets really tough and many competitors “hit a wall.” For many s...

The Affordable Gourmet

The Affordable Gourmet

Make Mom The Hero

Make Mom a Magnificent Mother’s Day Meal in Minutes, with Help from the Meat House Mother’s Day (May 11th) is just around the corner, and we’ve got two perfect, turn-key prepared meals t...

The Banker's Blog

The Banker's Blog

Prospering with Prospects in the Local Community

Business development in banking today has dramatically changed from when I first started in banking in 1984. Developing a customer base in the Eighties and Nineties was as easy as placing an advertisement in the pa...

The Car Column

The Car Column

Why Lawyers use Prestige Auto Body

Attorneys engaged in personal injury and other litigation involving automobile collisions need to prove their Client’s injuries and damages.  One way to support this is by the extent of damage to the veh...

The Conscious Plate

The Conscious Plate

A Guide to Living Consciously for a Healthy and Happy Life

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mohandas Karamchand Gandh I shared this quote with a friend of mine recently because it really resonated with me. I...

The Cook's Tour

The Cook's Tour

Woodland Park Fairway Firefighters BBQ Throw Down!

Fairway Market has a long history of supporting their local communities. For the last few years, the Paramus location has held an annual firefighters food face-off, a charity event where local firehouse teams compe...

The Dog House

The Dog House

The Scoop on Pets - Animal Blood Bank

Please enjoy this article by guest contributor Denise Cassidy-Dietsch, a volunteer with New Jersey Boxer Rescue. Thank you Denise for the article and for the life-saving donations made by your wonderful Boxer Maggi...

The Edge

The Edge

Community Based Enterprise

I'd like to place this installment's focus on the "community-based enterprise". Here's why. Throughout time, people have been "community-builders". People are wired to orga...

The Falcon's Nest

The Falcon's Nest

Why Not Catholic School?

Choosing a high school for your son or daughter is a major decision.  The choice affects every aspect of a teen’s future.  As a teen grows away from close parental influence, he or she looks to peer...

The Family Files

The Family Files

Can We Ever Feel Connected to Our Teenagers?

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The “Coach Approach” will help reduce the fear about how we parent our teens. As our teens bark out the last minute things they need for school, we long for the days when we could ...

The Green Lane

The Green Lane

Fracking Debate Rages On

The argument and debate of fracking is still alive and well.  Head of one of the largest multinational oil and gas companies in the world, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson who was one of the most outspoken indust...

The Happy Sandbox

The Happy Sandbox

New Jersey Helps Ex-Cons Get Jobs

A new bill soon will prohibit New Jersey-based companies with 15 or more employees from inquiring into the criminal backgrounds of job applicants until after the first interview.  The Opportunity to Compete Ac...

The Heart of Art

The Heart of Art

Be Afraid … But Not of Art!

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - If you drive by Route 202/206 between Foothill Road and Brown Road in Bridgewater, then chances are you’ve already met the 13 Skeletons! The 13 Skeletons have been making their appearanc...

The Hyperlocal Consultant

The Hyperlocal Consultant

Facebook Reduces Organic Reach Leaving Small Businesses Reeling

Facebook recently changed its algorithm to reduce organic reach of posts.  In other words, posts to Facebook are being seen by far fewer people.   While Facebook attempts to justify its decision to d...

The Innovative Classroom

The Innovative Classroom

A Week in the Life of PARCC

During the month of March, Westfield High School, along with schools in 13 other states, participated in one of the most controversial educational moves to date — the implementation of of PARCC. PARCC, which ...

The Lifestyle Liaison: A Guide to Living Effortlessly Healthy and Happy

The Lifestyle Liaison: A Guide to Living Effortlessly Healthy and Happy

Supersize Your Smoothie

Supersize with Superfoods... In a world of continuously expanding processed food factories, the mainstream media has made it their duty to diligently report the supposed unhealthy foods to the American populati...

The Mommy's Review

The Mommy's Review

Movie Review: Rio 2

The Mommy’s Review – Rio 2 Much cheaper than a plane ticket to Brazil for Spring Break is a movie ticket for the bright, entertaining Rio 2, in theaters now.  The film kicks off some time after...

The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap

Should I hit my children?

Christopher Whalen, CPA is the managing partner of Cohen & Whalen, LLC, a full service accounting and consulting firm. His speciality is Family Financial Planning. He is also a single father of three daughters....

The Power of Spirit

The Power of Spirit

Get Your Strength Back!

“One test of a person’s strength is that person’s knowledge of his or her weakness.” --The Daily Walk Bible Well, everybody, today is my 21st day without cigarettes. There were two o...

The REAL estate DEAL

The REAL estate DEAL

Please Fix These 10 Things That Are Dragging Down Your Homes Value

There are a lot of things you can’t control in the home-selling process. You can’t force people to come see your home or make an offer on it. But you can make sure to take care of some easy repairs that...

The Real Estate Corner

The Real Estate Corner

The Psychology of Color on Your Home

​Homeowners are frequently asked to paint before placing their homes on the market. Don’t be offended! Agents understand “color psychology,” which focuses on color’s effect on human beha...

The State We're In

The State We're In

‘Moth-ers’ on the Hunt

You may not notice moths, except when they’re fluttering around a porch light on a summer night or swarming around the sweaters in your closet. But these mainly nocturnal butterfly cousins are definitely wort...

The Stay-At-Home Gamer

The Stay-At-Home Gamer

Room for Girls in Gaming?

It’s a man’s world. At least, that is how the song goes. When it comes to the world of video gaming, it isn’t much different. Gaming used to largely be thought of as “boys’ play.&r...

The Student Stance

The Student Stance

A New Four Years Awaits

August is the month of inevitable goodbyes and exciting hellos. As the graduating class branches off on their different paths, friendships that have grown since childhood begin to ‘lax. And although high scho...

The Tile Aisle: Design Inspiration from Virtue Tile

The Tile Aisle: Design Inspiration from Virtue Tile

50 Shades of Gray Tile

While movie goers will have to hold out until next year and then trek to the cinema for the highly-anticipated 50 Shades of Grey feature, fans of beautiful interior design projects need travel only to their local t...

The Total Health Coach

The Total Health Coach

5 Holiday Strategies for Keeping on Track

Holidays can be a tough time to keep on track. With a whirlwind of celebrations, every event may seem like an excuse to splurge, but the consequence just might be that post party food hangover. So let’s look ...

The World According to Greg...................

The World According to Greg...................

GAINING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF FAILURE PROBABILITIES

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - When a trial or event which occurs over a finite period of time, it is one of the most misunderstood facets of basic probability.  It is my hope that this column will do something to all...

Tiger Lily:  Mom on Educating Our Kids

Tiger Lily: Mom on Educating Our Kids

Teaching our Children Appreciation

There were many times in my youth when my mother would want to show me her 12-inch caesarian scar as evidence of her effort to bring me into this world.  I remember thinking, “Here we go again.”&nb...

Town Notices

Town Notices

Scotch Plains - Revised Special Meeting Notice

TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS REVISED SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE         PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Township of Scotch Plains has scheduled a Special Meeting for Wedne...

Tune Into Tola

Tune Into Tola

What's Under Twisty the Clown's Mask? We'll Find Out in the Next American Horror Story Episode

What's in a name? Well, a lot actually for American Horror Story's second episode, "Massacres and Matinees." The premiere showcased Jessica Lange's voice and teasers feature an surpr...

UNCOMMON CENT$

UNCOMMON CENT$

How to Look Behind Mutual Fund Performance Numbers

If you are a mutual fund investor, it’s hard to resist peeking at those performance reviews published every year – the ones that list the top-performing funds. Perhaps you’re hoping that your fund...

Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense

Remembering Our Obligation - Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day is a wonderful day in Summit.  We hold an old-fashioned hometown parade to the Village Green.  In a beautiful ceremony, we honor Summit’s war dead and we remember all the members of our...

Underground Oil Tank Solutions

Underground Oil Tank Solutions

Taking Care with Underground Oil Tanks

When an underground oil tank is discovered, time is of the essence! Gone are the days when you could fill the oil tank with sand and forget about it. Once an oil tank is discovered, a technician from Tank Solutions...

ViaNutrition

ViaNutrition

Getting Your Body in Balance for Optimum Fitness Results

What is going on? You eat pretty well, you exercise and still nothing is changing. Does this sound vaguely familiar? Well, the body is a complex machine, and the right balance of energy is necessary to keep everyth...

Warren Township Food For Thought

Warren Township Food For Thought

Pioppino Mushroom Salad with Watercress, Pickled Red Onion, and Soft Boiled Egg

WARREN,  NJ - This is a great little salad that can be used as either a starter or a main dish.  Pioppino mushrooms have a mild flavor with a long stem and small button on top and are light to dark brown ...

Weekly Review from Walter Pardo of Wealth Financial Partners.

Weekly Review from Walter Pardo of Wealth Financial Partners.

What Will the Fed Do Eventually- Weekly Update

“It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often simple patience.” –  Horace Bushnell Basking Ridge, NJ- Markets finally snapped thei...

West Essex Regional Schools

West Essex Regional Schools

West Essex High School Student Selected as Semifinalist for NJ Scholars Program

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Rahul Shah a West Essex High School junior from North Caldwell has been selected as a semifinalist for the NJ Scholars Program (NJSP)—an intensive five-week academic summer residenti...

West Orange Council Corner

West Orange Council Corner

Council Involvement is Community Involvement

Serving as a councilman not only requires you to watch the bottom line and the cost of goverment, but to recognize the civic responsibility to look out for our fellow residents. My first ...

West Orange Public Schools

West Orange Public Schools

West Orange Middle School Wrestlers Place in County and State Championships

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange Public Schools has announced that three middle school students: seventh grader Michael Charles and eighth graders Brian DiPalma and Colin Morgan, each took first place honors at ...

West Orange Town Leaders

West Orange Town Leaders

Mayor Parisi Shares West Orange's Status Quo

WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Friday, TAP into West Orange sat down with West Orange’s Mayor Robert D. Parisi to discuss the current state of affairs in West Orange for the start of 2015. The Mayor was open,...

Westfield Area Y

Westfield Area Y

Members of Westfield Area Y Flyers Win a National Championship and a Silver Medal at Indoor Track Championships

Three athletes from the Westfield Area Y Flyers Track Club recently competed in the AAU and USATF Track and Field National Indoor Championships. Benjamin Spergel competed in the AAU National Indoor Youth Champi...

Westfield Gift Guide

Westfield Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Shop local this holiday season and find the perfect present for everyone on your list with our holiday gift guide. As their gift to you, some businesses are offering special deals for our readers: Akai Sushi Lo...

What's On TAP?: Beer, Whiskey and What Have You

What's On TAP?: Beer, Whiskey and What Have You

I've Got Those Oskar Blues Again—With an Octohop Too

I hate flying. So it's good that I can travel quickly to other states by going to my local bar. I have, as of recent, been hooked on a brew from Colorado. Lately, I've been a CJ's Doghouse fanatic. ...

What's Serving At Pete's Place?

What's Serving At Pete's Place?

What's Serving at Pete's Place Family Restaurant

Pete's Place Family Restaurant offers Breakfast and Lunch specials! Breakfast Bacon, Egg & Cheese on Kaiser Roll $2.99 Any of our Fresh Omelets served with Home Fries and Toast $7.99 ...

Where Are They Now?!

Where Are They Now?!

LHS Grads’ Dream Comes True

MANHATTAN, NY - Marc Jarman, 45, (LHS Class of ’87), had a once in a lifetime experience on March 9— he met his favorite athlete Roger Federer, played tennis with World #11 Grigor Dimitrov and had his t...

Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth

5 Reasons to Take Advantage of Dental Insurance Benefits Before 2015

The New Year is just around the corner and while it is a time of year that many use to reassess their health and finances, now is the best time to take advantage of both. A regular dental visit, which includes ...

Words from LaMastra

Words from LaMastra

Three Tips to Help Winterize Your Home

The forecasted polar vortex is expected to hit the Northeast hard this week with unusually frigid temperatures. This serves as a harsh reminder that the cold, winter months are quickly approaching. Whether you ...

Words from the Archbishop

Words from the Archbishop

A Tale of Two Churches

Chicago's Cardinal Francis George is among the most articulate Catholic voices in the United States. His column below, which first appeared in Catholic New World, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Chicago, d...

Y Works

Y Works

YMCA Announces New, State-of-the-art Resistance Center to Open

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The West Essex YMCA in Livingston is holding a Grand Re-Opening of the Resistance Center on April 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. According to the Y, the Resistance Center will be fully equip...

Your Family Matters

Your Family Matters

“Mom, I Lost My New Backpack Again” and Eight Reasons Not to Replace It

There's a lot to learn about parenting and families on TV- what to do and what not to do. This includes the commercials. A recent commercial really pushed my buttons, instantly. Take a look at "Mom, I lost...

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