Santa Visits Fanwood’s Famous Christmas House, Helps Raise Money for NJID (VIDEO)

December 5, 2021

FANWOOD, NJ — Santa came early to Fanwood's Famous Christmas House on Saturday, Dec. 4. 

Hundreds of families stood in a line that wound around the block for a chance to meet St. Nick. Santa's scheduled two-and-a-half hour visit extended to four hours. Santa sat with every child — and four dogs — that waited. All received a gift. (Video ...

Letter: Westfield Residents Have Concerns About Ferris Place/Prospect Street Redevelopment

December 6, 2021

Monday, Dec. 6, the Westfield Planning Board will be meeting to approve an outsized development project being planned for the corner of Ferris Place and Prospect Street. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the Town Council will meet to address and vote on the same proposal. This proposal is seeking approval to construct a 64-unit apartment building on three properties zoned for one- and ...


Nancy Anne Nadler Jackson (1940-2021). Nancy Jackson started her eternal life early Saturday ...
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Upcoming Events


Thu, December 9, 7:30 PM

Edison Intermediate School, Westfield

Free Holiday Concert by the Westfield Community ...

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, December 11, 2:00 PM

Westfield Memorial Library , Westfield

Music From China to Play in Person at Westfield ...

Arts & Entertainment


Tue, December 14, 7:00 PM

Westfield High School Cafeteria B, Westfield

Westfield School Board Meeting

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Lantern Hill Residents Contribute $184,775 to Hourly Staff for a Job Well Done

December 8, 2021

202 employees receive gift from 2021 Staff Appreciation Fund

Residents of Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living community located in New Providence, NJ, recently made the holiday season a bit merrier for the community's staff by generously contributing more than $184,775 to the 2021 Staff Appreciation Fund.

The annual Staff Appreciation campaign is an opportunity for Lantern Hill ...

Tis The Season to Watch Out for Gift Card Scams

The IRS is reminding us that the agency won't ask for or accept gift cards as payment for a tax bill. However, that doesn't stop scammers from targeting taxpayers by asking them to pay a fake tax bill with gift cards. 

Here's how this scam usually happens:

The scammers typically will call, but they may also request gift cards by sending a text message, email or ...

TAPinto Westfield's Coverage Following Parents' Objection to Toni Morrison Book Brings National Attention

WESTFIELD, NJ — When TAPinto Westfield Managing Editor Matt Kadosh walked in to the Board of Education meeting on November 16, he didn't know that hours later he would write the site's most read story of the month, and it would get national attention, too.

"I didn't know they were going to talk about it until it came up," Kadosh said.

"It" ...

31 Homes Sold Nov. 27 - Dec. 4 in Westfield Area

Information provided By Susan Massa Broker Associate Keller Williams Premier Properties 908-400-0778.

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The Omicron Variant – What We Know Today

An update on the Omicron variant of COVID-19 from Atlantic Health System experts Steven Sheris, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, Atlantic Health System, President, Atlantic Medical Group and Jason Kessler, MD, section chief, infectious disease, Morristown Medical Center. For more information ...

Register for Westfield Area YMCA Winter Programs

Kick off the New Year at the Y and enjoy programs and classes for the entire family. Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA Winter program session begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 for Full Members and at 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 13 for Basic and Non-Members. The session runs Jan. 2 - Feb. 26. A printable version of the Winter Session Guide is available ...

More Teens Are Struggling With Eating Disorders, Thanks to the Pandemic and Social Media

As we approach the second anniversary of the pandemic, most of us have COVID fatigue—meaning, we are exhausted from hearing about COVID-19. Be that as it may, fascinating new research is continually emerging about the impact it's had on all of us. If you're a parent to a teen, regardless of being COVID fatigued, you might want to read on. 

During the height of the ...

NJ TRANSIT Advances Billions In Major Capital Projects

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 temporarily slowed transit ridership, but it did not slow NJ TRANSIT from continuing to improve service and the customer experience for its customers.

According to NJ TRANSIT reports, the quest to make improvements to infrastructure and other projects has resulted in NJ TRANSIT advancing over $4 billion to enhance system performance and add new vehicles to the fleet since ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Food Drive Helps Needy at Holiday Time

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held a very successful food drive before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Students in the Middle and Upper school divisions combined to collect over 600 pounds of food items, which were donated to Starfish in Plainfield.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent ...

Giving To Walk In Sunshine on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that spans far beyond Walk In Sunshine.

Each year, Giving Tuesday sparks a wide array of charitable efforts, from local food drives to millions of dollars in financial donations to nonprofits worldwide. Since the holiday was established in 2012, nonprofits in the US have raised billions for their respective organizations, ultimately allowing these ...

Westfield Financial Planning: Consider All of Your Retirement Savings Options for 2021

One of our primary goals is to help our clients try to optimize their tax situations. This article offers many suggestions and review strategies that can be useful to achieve this goal.

If you have earned income or are working, you should consider contributing to retirement plans. This is an ideal time to make sure you maximize your intended use of retirement plans for 2021 and start ...

When Will I Get My Day in Court?

While the pandemic continues to impact individuals and businesses, efforts to bring a sense normalcy back to daily life are apparent across the state. One such effort is the reopening of New Jersey Courts. While this is happening, the reopening is occurring slowly.

Back in June, 2020 a three-phase plan was instituted by the Administrative Office of the courts. Phase One was to have ...

First Congregational Church Welcomes All to its Christmas Celebrations

First Congregational Church invites all friends and family everywhere to celebrate Christmas at a number of live and livestreamed holiday worship services. This year the theme for Advent will be “The Symbols of Christmas.” We will take a focused look at the iconic objects commonly seen and heard during this sacred time of the year. All worship services will be live in our ...

Holy Trinity Students Host Christmas Show

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Holy Trinity School students from kindergarten to eighth grade showcased their instrumental and singing skills in the return of the annual Christmas show on Dec. 7. The show, which ran an hour and ten minutes, was orchestrated and led by music teacher Samantha Gambuzza. 

The show opened with the school’s newly formed Glee Club, composed of students from ...

Rutgers Expanding Enrollment for Pfizer COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine Trial

November 30, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers, a clinical trial site for the global Pfizer-BioNTech research study to evaluate the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine in children, is looking for participants for a third clinical trial on children ages 6 months to 4 years.

“Children can get sick from COVID-19 and can spread the virus to others even if they are asymptomatic. While most children ...