‘Excellence in Local News’: TAPinto Journalists Recognized for Union County Reporting

March 22, 2023

ISELIN, NJ — The NJ News Commons recognized Andrea Crowley-Hughes and Matt Kadosh Wednesday with an “Excellence in Local News” award for their 2022 coverage of Union County government, which ran on multiple TAPinto news sites.

“Andrea Crowley-Hughes and Matt Kadosh’s investigation of Union County government stood out for its depth, collaboration and impact on the ...

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: One Westfield Place: From Vision to Reality | Mayor

March 15, 2023

This week marked a significant and exciting milestone for Westfield when the Town Council cast its final votes for One Westfield Place and approved the financial agreements, allowing the project to move forward to the Planning Board for site plan approval later this year. 

Specifically, the Council voted to adopt ordinances approving the PILOT agreement and authorizing the eventual ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, March 24
11:30 AM — 01:30 PM

Echo Lake Country Club, Westfield

College Woman's Club of Westfield's ...


Sun, March 26
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield

Passover Story & Crafts Hour


Sun, March 26
03:00 PM — 04:00 PM

First United Methodist Church, Westfield

Oratorio Singers Concert

Bridgeway’s Chairperson’s Dinner Celebrates Its Supporters

March 23, 2023

UNION, N.J., March 23, 2023 — Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services, New Jersey’s leading nonprofit mental health and substance use rehabilitation and recovery organization, will host its Annual Chairperson’s Dinner on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 373 Clermont Terrace in Union, N.J.

“The theme of our event this year is ‘Peace Love and Wellness,’” said ...


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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Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Meet Union Catholic's Allison Lestarchick

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In our latest installment of Faculty/Staff Spotlight, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic's Allison Lestarchick.

Faculty/Staff Member: 
Allison Lestarchick

Years of service at Union Catholic?
11 years

All current positions at UC?
Director of Parent Relations, Main Office Administrative Assistant, Member of the Athletic Marketing Team, Member of ...

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 ...

Home of the Week: 50 Coachman Drive S Freehold, NJ 07728

Come see 50 Coachman Drive S in Freehold; and don’t miss the open house 3/18 1-3pm. As you walk into this center hall colonial, you’ll step into the foyer with the eat-in kitchen right ahead of you. Inside you’ll find cherry cabinets, double electric oven, a gas range, and a new refrigerator. To the left of the foyer is the family room with a fireplace and to the right, are your ...

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 ...

Puppy Found Near Unami Park Safe, Back Home (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Our new friend is safe and found his way home. Thanks for the help.

This pup was found near Unami Park along South Union Avenue in Cranford. Know the owner? Call the Cranford Police Department non-emergency number at 908-272-2222.

‘Hercules’ Hits All the High Notes at Paper Mill

MILLBURN, NJ — This mythical tale of gods and goddesses makes for smashing musical theatre in “Hercules”, now at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

The enthusiastic audience at a recent matinee caught all the nuances right away. From the hero Hercules (in a strong performance by Bradley Gibson) to the muses to the earthbound peasants, it all comes together with flair. We start ...

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 ...