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Ever Wanted to Own Your Own Amusement Park? Bowcraft Rides Are for Sale

November 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait in line for tickets.

Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an online liquidation sale, you can purchase rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler ...

Thank You for Making the WML Fall Book Sale a Success!

November 18, 2018

The 8th Annual Children and Teen book sale hosted by the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library was a big hit this year. The sale generated almost $2,900.00, all of which will go toward funding programs at the library.  The wonderful selection of books and media created a great place for readers to shop thanks to the community’s generous donations.

The sale began on ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, November 20, 7:00 PM

Westfield Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Town Council Meeting

Community Calendar Government


Sat, November 24, 10:00 AM

Westfield Neighborhood Council, Westfield


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Westfield Police Blotter: Arrests For Shoplifting, Outstanding Warrant

November 14, 2018

Nov. 11 at 09:43 a.m.

Officers arrested Andre Thomas, 22, of Plainfield, in connection with a shoplifting reported at an undisclosed business in the 200 block of West South Avenue, police said.

Westfield officers turned Thomas over to the South Plainfield police department on an outstanding warrant and issued him a summons for the suspected shoplifting, police said.

Nov. 12

Westfield ...

Franklin Cub Scouts Make Cards for the Troops

November 20, 2018

Franklin School Cub Scouts, Pack 172 of Franklin School, Westfield, made cards and decorations for the troops serving overseas. The Cub Scouts are one of the many organizations and classes throughout Westfield, Cranford, Kenilworth, Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Mendham that participated in making more than 3,000 handmade cards, ornaments and decorations that were mailed ...

Westfield Area YMCA Participates in Giving Tuesday

WESTFIELD, NJ – We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  On Giving Tuesday, we have a day for giving back.

Your gift to the Westfield Area YMCA on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27 will support special needs programs at the Y such as the Dragonfly Program, which provides physical, recreational and social programs for young adults and teens with special needs ...

Saint Joseph HS Students Learn CPR

METUCHEN, NJ - A crisis can occur at any moment, and precarious situations exist all around us. One emergency that can happen to anyone without warning is going into cardiac arrest, an unforeseen loss of consciousness and heart function.

A group of eleven students at Saint Joseph High School trained under the instruction of Christopher Martin on for two days in November to become ...

Veterans Day: Westfield Schools Honor Those Who Served

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Students and staff across the Westfield Public School District honored the nation’s military veterans on Nov. 12 with assemblies and commemorations thanking them for their service and sacrifice.

"We should not forget how difficult it must be for them to leave their families and put themselves in harm's way," said Andrea Hanchuk, a seventh-grader at ...

Column: What Does Retirement Look Like, Reinvented?

Retirement means different things to different people.

You might think of it as a standing tee time at Echo Lake Country Club, while your neighbor would like to hop on a six-month cruise around the world. Many millennials and younger professionals aren’t thinking about retirement in that traditional sense at all, as they face the burdens of student loan debt and an uncertain future ...

Proper Ventilation During the Holiday Season

With everyone home for the holidays, the extra bodies, shower use, and cooking power in your home can really bring up the heat. While that’s nice for your heating bill, it may cause unwanted ventilation issues in your home.


Remember a few tips for keeping smoke out of your eyes and steam from coming out your ears while your kitchen works overtime:

Use the hood ...

No One Can Make You Feel Guilty

We often think that others are responsible for making us feel guilty. This is not true.

Others may try to manipulate us by saying certain things to make us feel guilty and at times they are very effective in causing us self doubt. However, the reason that manipulators are able to make us feel guilty is that a part of us agree with their message and the doubt already exists in our head.

For ...

Dog Found in Westfield

Dog found running across Mountain Avenue in Westfield with her leash attached. Described as a very friendly little black dog. Taken to Westfield Police Department.

If you recognize her, call Westfield Police at 908-789-4000.

Rivero: How to Survive the Gig Economy

Are you self-employed? Have one or more part-time jobs (or as they call it now, a "side-hustle")? Now more than ever, people are taking advantage of the gig economy, which refers to people who make extra income or a living by doing freelance or contract work and who don’t have just one full-time employee.

If you're an independent contractor you can set your own schedule, ...

11 Homes sold Nov. 11 - 18 2018 in Cranford, Fanwood, Scotch Plains, Westfield and Mountainside

11 Homes sold week of Nov 11 thru 18 2018 In Cranford Westfield Fanwood Mountainside Scotch Plains

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AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!


Seasonal Recipe: Bourbon Yam Soufflé with Pecan and Bacon Streusel Topping

November 19, 2018

Jenni Preziotti-Gamble, one of the founders of the Watsessing Park Conservancy in Essex County, shared her recipe for a Bourbon Yam Soufflé with TAPinto Bloomfield a couple of years ago, and editors can’t stop talking about it.

This recipe tied for “Best Side” in the People of Bloomfield’s Best Thanksgiving Competition in 2016. Preziotti-Gamble said ...

Fair In Springfield Connects Special Needs Families, Youths With Services

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Over 40 therapists, doctors and other practitioners, who serve people with special needs spoke with parents at the fair. The experts included speech therapists, occupational and physical therapists, social skills coaches, ABA therapists and cognitive therapists, among ...

Governor Thanks Chit Chat Diner for Sheltering West Orange Students in Storm

November 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm.

The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West Orange students who were stranded for hours during the storm.

“I’m glad ...


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Susan Jo Kaplan, 77, Gold Medal Maccabiah Olympic Games Judo Champion, Westfield Rescue Squad ...
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