Fatal Crash Shuts Eastbound Route 24 in Union County Thursday (UPDATED)

May 19, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ — One person died, and another victim was flown by helicopter after a tractor trailer crash shut down Route 24 east Thursday afternoon, according to the City of Summit Fire Department.

At about 2 p.m., authorities responded to a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Route 24 east near mile marker 9, the fire department announced. Five cars and a tractor trailer were ...

Letter: Oversized Sophia Development Compounds Westfield Traffic Snafu

May 24, 2022

At the May 10 meeting of the Westfield Town Council residents concerned about the Sophia redevelopment project at the junction of Ferris Place and Prospect Street voiced a number of concerns about its massive scale and its impact on this neighborhood. This 67 unit/acre 4-story apartment building is totally out of character with the adjacent single family houses in terms of height and ...

Candidate Statement: The Time To Act Is Now!

May 23, 2022

Hello Westfield and especially Ward 1 residents.

My name is Amanda Como, and I’m writing today to share my concern regarding the Prospect & Ferris Sophia project.

Like thousands of you, I too have been following along as the approval process has unfolded for this development. 

Most recently I attended a backyard Q&A at Councilwoman Habgood’s home, have tuned in ...

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Over $1 Million in Scholarships Given by the Union County College Foundation

May 24, 2022

In a time of economic uncertainty, the Union County College Foundation continues to help students lessen their educational financial burden at Union County College. This year, over $1 million dollars has already been provided to students by the College’s Foundation. This is the earliest in the year the Foundation has reached this milestone. There is a wide array of scholarship opportunities ...

Holy Trinity Holds May Crowning Ceremony

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Holy Trinity School in Westfield held its annual May Crowning ceremony honoring Mary, the Blessed Mother, on Friday, May 20, 2022. 

Second-graders attended dressed in their first communion dresses and suites, while the soon-to-graduate eighth grade class came in jackets and ties and dresses, as well. 

Since 1916, Holy Trinity School (336 1st St, ...

Community Conversations: Stepping into Summer!

Warmer weather is here, and for many people that means exercising outside, playing sports and enjoying family time. But if your winter was a quiet one, returning to activity too quickly can lead to injuries. So how can you tell the difference between a sprained ankle and something that requires a trip to a specialist? In this Community Conversation, James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman of the Department ...

Agent Spotlight: Teresa Maegerlein

Teresa Maegerlein, Broker-Associate in the Morristown office, is dedicated to getting her clients results! Her career in real estate began in 2004. Before getting into real estate, Teresa worked on Wall Street and her financial background has proven invaluable in her current work. As useful as her hard-earned savvy has been, she knows that the most important skill for a successful business is ...

32 Homes Sold May 14 -21 in Westfield Area

Provided by Susan Massa Broker Associate 908-400-0778. Keeping you up to date.

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How to Deal with Prom Night Stress

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager, but at the same time, one of the most stressful. It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

Saint Joe's Valedictorian Credits Extracurricular Activities for His Academic Success

METUCHEN, NJ -- There was very little doubt in Aayush Agnihotri’s mind when it came to choosing where he wanted to attend high school. Aside from the wide array of academic offerings and extracurricular activities, there was a deeper connection to Saint Joseph High School that only a select few understand - the legacy connection. 

After seeing his older brother, Aniket (Saint ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Present Middle School Art Show

EDISON, NJ --Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison created a wonderful array of art to display at last week’s first in-person Middle School Art Show since 2019. 

Miss Tanda Tucker’s students presented a variety of works, including Illuminate Letters, Zentangle Shadow Portraits, Quote 1/2 Portrait Paintings, Cubist Self-Portraits, ...

Continued Academic Honors at Westfield High School

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School students continue to be honored for academic and artistic achievements in recognition of their hard work and dedication to furthering their education.

Eleventh grader Mattia Butera will attend the Governor's School of Engineering and Technology this summer at Rutgers University.  As a selected Governor's Scholar, he will take four ...

Tips on Manifesting and Getting Stuff Done

Ever wonder how some people seem to get so many things done in a short period of time?  Well, they probably know the secret to quickly manifesting their goals. There are tons of books out there on manifesting, but the truth is, you only need to be in tune with your own body to really achieve your goals and dreams. 

In the above video, I give you some tips on how to super ...

Essential Summer Water Safety Tips From the Westfield Area YMCA

National Water Safety Month is in May and is a kick-off for the summer season. This is the perfect time for parents and caregivers to reinforce the importance of water safety and equip kids and adults with the essential skills to keep them safe in and around water.

As “America’s Swim Instructor,” the YMCA teaches more than 1 million children invaluable water safety and ...

Free Scrap Metal Recycling for Union County Residents, June 2 and 18

Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in June. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

May 24, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...


Nov 28, 1931 - Jan 19, 2022
Austin George Habib, 90, passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2022, surrounded by his ...
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