NJ Transit: Pedestrian Hit on Raritan Valley Line in Union County (Update)

March 26, 2023

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Riders on Raritan Valley Line were delayed due to a pedestrian fatally struck in Union Township Sunday morning, authorities said.

Six hours later, however, the train line was running on or close to schedule, according to NJ Transit.

The person, who has not been identified, was struck on the tracks behind Lehigh Avenue near Galloping Hill ...

Candidate Statement: Westfield BOE Candidate Charles Gelinas is Committed to the Value and Purpose of Public Education

March 23, 2023

I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Westfield Board of Education. My wife, Lauren, and I have two daughters enrolled in the Westfield Public School District and I know firsthand the quality of our teachers and schools and the challenges that face the district. 

I believe that school should provide supports that enable every student to reach their highest ...

Letter: Honoring Two Amazing Women for Women’s History Month

March 25, 2023

To the editor:

I would like to honor two amazing women who do not know each other but are forever connected by The Doll Project started by Lisa (Mueller) Bukowsky, a third grade teacher at Washington School in Westfield, NJ, March 2009.

Lisa was trying to bring to life the accomplishments of women in history in her classroom through a doll project. The focus was to invite the students ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, March 28
07:00 PM — 11:00 PM


Westfield Board of Education Meeting


Tue, March 28
07:00 PM — 11:45 PM

Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Town Council Meeting


Wed, March 29
09:00 AM — 02:00 PM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

Senior Day at the Westfield Area YMCA

Westfield Fifth-Graders Win a Basketball Championship

March 25, 2023

For the second year in a row, coaches Brian Fineburg and Brad Edelstein led their fifth-grade boys recreation basketball team to the championship recently.

The boys did an excellent job sharing the ball on offense and playing great team defense leading to only one loss on the season and the eventual title.

Most importantly, the boys had a lot of fun.

Congrats to Ben, Devin, Aeden, Jack, ...


Feature Friday: Nicole Ciuba Stars on Stage And Classroom at Union Catholic

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In our latest installment for Feature Friday, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic junior Nicole Ciuba.

Ciuba is an Honor Roll Student, a member of the Performing Arts Company, a Student Ambassador, a member of the swim team and forensics, and a member of the National Honor Society.

Here is our Q and A with Ciuba -   

Which character are you ...

Home of the Week: 32 Summit Rd Verona Twp., NJ 07044

Come see 32 Summit Road in Verona; open house this Sunday 3/26 1-4pm. In the desirable Afterglow section, located on a cul-de-sac lies this beautiful Center Hall Colonial. Sitting on a 1/3 acre, you’ll enter through a many-windowed entry with heated floors into the foyer. The heart of the home is the chef’s kitchen with Wolf and Viking appliances, an eating area, and a beautiful view ...

Annual Spring Clothing Drive at the Westfield Area YMCA

‘Tis the season for spring cleaning! If you have clothing or other accepted items that you’re looking to part with, bring them on Wednesday, April 20 from 7:30am – 3:00pm to the parking lot of the Bauer Branch Family YMCA, located at 422 East Broad Street in Westfield. Donations are only accepted at this location during these hours. Accepted items include clothes, shoes (must be ...

Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Around the world, women take care of other people. It’s a natural human expression of love that can be a source of great joy – and a source of exhaustion and stress over time. Although men are taking on more caregiving for children and family, women still handle the majority of childcare, elder care, and informal care to spouses, parents, in-laws, friends, and neighbors.

So, if ...

Spring Cleaning and Recycling Tips for Union County Residents

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites all residents to bring their spring cleaning recyclables to countywide drop-off events. These countywide events provide a free, convenient way to clear out personal documents for secure shredding and recycling, unwanted metal items for resource recovery, and household chemicals, smoke detectors and many other potentially dangerous products ...

There’s You There’s Me and There’s Us

There are many different ways that people relate to one another in relationships. People generally tend to relate to each other in three ways: Independent, co-dependent and inter-dependent. Some people are very independent in relationships; others are co-dependent (which means they put aside their own well-being to maintain the relationship). Co-dependence leads to seeking validation and ...

10 Homes Sold March 11 -18 in Westfield Area

Information provided to you by Susan Massa Broker Associate Keller Williams Premier Properties 908-400-0778.

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Saint Joseph High School Edison Rotary Seniors of the Month - March 2023

Saint Joseph High School is proud to congratulate Tyler Andersen and Aidan Dul as the Edison Rotary Seniors of the Month for March 2023. 


Tyler Andersen is a senior at Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen. He attended Immaculate Conception School in Spotswood where he has been an altar server since 4th grade and will end this summer after 9 years of this Catholic service to the ...

Rivero CPA: The Earnings From Your Gigs are Taxable

The IRS expects taxpayers to report their income from the gig economy and service industry. This includes activity from providing on-demand work, services or goods, such as selling goods online, driving a car for deliveries or renting out property. 

Income must be reported even if it is:

From part-time, temporary or side work.
Paid in any form, including cash, property, goods or ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seventh Graders Win Odyssey of the Mind Competition

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison entered two Middle School teams into the Odyssey of the Mind regional competition, held on Saturday, February 25.

The seventh grade team of Rehan Ali of Carteret, Japjeev Singh of Edison, Joshua Simeonidis of Scotch Plains, Joy Patel of Iselin and Arshi Goel of Edison captured first place and will move on to the state competition in Princeton on ...

TAPinto Launches Local News and Digital Marketing Platform in Hanover Township, New Jersey

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ — There's more local news for Morris County residents, with the launch of TAPinto Hanover Township.

Laura Ali is the owner and publisher of the new TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform, which started providing local news to the community in February. It is the 10th TAPinto site in Morris County.

Ali said local leaders reached out to her, saying ...

Holy Trinity School Now Offering Full Day PreK-3

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Starting in September 2023, Holy Trinity School in Westfield will offer a variety of PreK-3 options. The times and days are as follows:

Monday-Wednesday-Thursday half days
Monday-Wednesday-Thursday full days
Monday - Friday half days
Monday - Friday full days

Half day times are from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and full day times are 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 ...

Family of Slain Sayreville Councilwoman Speaks Out, Demands Answers

March 23, 2023

SAYREVILLE, NJ — The family of murdered Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour held a press conference at Borough Hall on Wednesday, March 22, to express their deep concern with the perceived lack of information from law enforcement.

It is the first time that family members have spoken publicly about the investigation since the 30-year-old councilwoman was gunned down ...


Westfield Student Zafar Zaidi Takes Second Place at National Science Bee

March 13, 2023

Zafar Zaidi of McKinley Elementary School in Westfield secured second place at the New Jersey Regional Finals of the 2023 National Science Bee, 5th Grade Division.

The competition, organized by the International Academic Competitions, was held at Princeton University, on March 11, 2023. His performance at the final regional competitions has also qualified him for the National ...