Clark Target Reopens Monday After Early Morning Evacuation Due to Carbon Monoxide

July 26, 2021

CLARK, NJ — Elevated carbon monoxide levels at the Target on Central Avenue prompted the store's evacuation early Monday morning, authorities said.

The department store has since reopened.

Alarms began ringing just before 6:30 a.m. due to elevated carbon monoxide readings in the store, a fire chief said.

Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa said 60 employees and contractors were ...

Letter: Westfield Mayor, School Board Should Reject Edison Field Turf Project

July 30, 2021

I have only recently become aware of the proposal to turn the fields behind Edison into lighted turf fields.  While there may be a need for additional recreational fields for the town I find it hard to believe that the committee considering expansion decided that developing turf fields behind Edison was the best option. Turf fields will replace over 9 acres of grass with turf.

This ...

Candidate Statement: Brightwood Park Update From Councilwoman Linda Habgood

July 29, 2021

Brightwood Park is one of Westfield’s only natural parks — replete with historical significance, original forest, native flora, migratory birds and walking and biking paths. It was also a favorite Saturday classroom location of beloved science teacher, Noel Taylor, who is memorialized in the park.

Our 2019 Parks’ Master Plan included the idea of establishing mountain biking ...

Rental Assistance Available for Tenants in Union County Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 30, 2021

Tenants can apply for assistance beginning August 2; their landlords must also register.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners has launched a new grant program to provide financial relief for Union County residents unable to meet their rental obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the new Emergency Rental Assistance Program, eligible tenants can receive up to 12 months of ...

5 Cool Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

You’re finishing up your afternoon walk on a scorching 90-degree day when you feel a little dizzy. You check your pulse. It’s faster than normal. You’re sweating, and you feel a cramp in your left leg. Should you head indoors?

Yes, says Alexander Sarenac, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Atlantic AdvancED Urgent Care. “These are all signs of a health condition ...

Be Part of Our Team at the Westfield Area YMCA!

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As an employee of the Westfield Area YMCA, discover your passion and make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. You will engage with people of all ages who possess diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Reap the reward of personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving ...

Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

Swingle on Market Fears: ‘Won't Get Fooled Again’

“Won't Get Fooled Again”

The Who from: Who's Next (1971)

 It’s a glorious day for a hike on your favorite trail. Suddenly you find yourself on high alert as a black bear crosses your path. Your natural fight-or-flight response takes over because we are hard-wired to react in a crisis. That black bear is like “looming” inflation or a ...

Quitting Can Be Winning

I will begin by quoting a recent Instagram message by Justin Bieber.

“Nobody will ever understand the pressures you face! I know we don’t know each other but I’m so proud of the decision to withdraw.  It’s as simple as – what does it mean to gain the whole world but forfeit your soul.  Sometimes our no’s are more powerful than our ...

25 Homes Sold July 18-25 in Westfield Area

Provided by Susan Massa Broker Associate Keller Williams Premier Properties 908-400-0778.

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Westfield Police Blotter: Rooftop Mischief, Home Burglary Attempt, Vehicle Burglary & More

July 27, 2021

7/20/2021 at 3:47 p.m. — Criminal Mischief

A business owner on the 100 block of Quimby Street reported criminal mischief to their building. The business owner stated they observed two large phallus symbols spray-painted onto a wall accessible only by the roof of his building. The graffiti was first observed in June 2021 but only reported on July 20 in connection with juveniles ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

The Never Ending Voice

When the Ten Commandments are repeated in the Torah as part of Moses' review of the Israelites' 40 years in the wilderness, Moses describes how G‑d spoke those words in "a mighty voice that did not end" (Deuteronomy 5:19). One of the explanations offered by Rashi is that Moses is contrasting G‑d's voice with human ...

Take Advantage of the New Tax Credit

Taxpayers who may qualify for the Advance Child Tax Credit should be aware of important changes that will help them receive advance payments of the credit.


The IRS will pay half of the credit amount due taxpayers in monthly payments on July 15, Aug. 13, Sept. 15, Oct. 15, Nov. 15 and Dec. 15, while taxpayers will claim the other half after filing their 2021 income tax ...

Dog Seen Running Loose in Westfield Saturday Morning

A white dog with curly hair was seen running around the Edgewood/Coleman/Hanford area of Westfield Saturday morning, July 17. Approximately 13-15 pounds, may be a poodle or Maltese mix. Described as very friendly.

If you have any information, call the Westfield Police Department at 908-789-4000 x0.

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Earns National, Academic Lacrosse Recognition

Kevin Yan of Plainfield is a quick study whose relentless work ethic continues to pay dividends on the lacrosse field. 

The recent Wardlaw+Hartridge graduate first picked up a lacrosse stick in the spring of his sophomore year. Just over two years later, Kevin has been selected as an Academic All-American and also will be representing the Chinese U-19 national team at the World Lacrosse ...

9 Reasons to Have Your Severance Agreement Reviewed by an Employment Attorney

Top 9 reasons an employee should have their severance/separation agreement reviewed by an experienced employment law attorney:

You can find out whether the severance that you are being offered is fair and equitable under the circumstances.
You can find out whether you have a viable claim of discrimination, harassment or retaliation which would allow you to potentially negotiate for more ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Westfield Student Connects With Senior Citizens for Environmental Outreach

Edison Intermediate School sixth-grader Madeline Cortes delivered flyers, brochures and other educational materials to Westfield Senior Citizens Housing on June 21.

It was part of an environmental outreach to share information about severe weather, extreme heat, wildfires, blizzards and other natural hazards.

The educational outreach was part of a sixth-grade research project on Natural ...

Daniel Anderl - Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk Attracts 1,000+ Participants, Raises $100K+ for Scholarships

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, who included Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy and Daniel's parents, Mark Anderl and ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Landmark Universal Maternal and Infant Care Legislation 

July 29, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns.

Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc. building in Newark, giving New Jersey one of the most comprehensive and robust home visitation ...


Apr 23, 1929 - Jul 20, 2021
Longtime Westfield resident, Mr. Kenneth Brown (PaPaDo), passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at ...
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