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"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...

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...

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 &...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Scotch Plains Police Blotter

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

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 -...

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...

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 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 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 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....

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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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 i...

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Letters to the Editor

Move to Abolish Scotch Plains Recreation Commission Is About Accountability

March 23, 2015

Dear Editor:   There’s a lot of misinformation being circulated regarding the Recreation Department and the recently enacted changes to the Department and Commission. Once aga...

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