Scotch Plains Public Storage: Customers ‘Cannot Safely Access This Highly Contaminated Area’

October 16, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Two days after Public Storage of Scotch Plains was served with an injunction to stop tossing Scotch Plains resident Mary Jean Murphy's belongings, the company issued a second public statement about the situation. Through its outside PR firm, the storage company said its emphasis was on the safety of its customers.

“Keeping our customers ...

Letter: She Supports Mary Wickens for Westfield School Board

October 15, 2021

I am writing this letter to express my enthusiastic support for Mary Wickens for the Westfield Board of Education. I first met Mary Wickens as my niece’s softball coach. Mary makes softball such a fun experience for the girls, cheering them on and providing feedback for how they can improve their playing. As a proud aunt of three Westfield students, Mary has earned my vote for BOE because ...

Candidate Statement: Make Public Works Work for the Public

October 15, 2021

Greene Place is a small, dead end street in Ward 3 off Central Avenue between Grove and Sycamore Streets, which has the distinction of being the only street in Westfield still paved with concrete. No one really knows the last time it was paved, although a strong indicator might be a manhole cover stamped “1929.” 

If you visit you’ll learn about the buckling, uneven slabs ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, October 16, 11:00 AM

Gerald B. Green Plaza, Plainfield

Emergency Food Distribution Event

Food & Drink

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Sat, October 16, 12:00 PM

Reeve House, Westfield

AppleFest

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Sat, October 16, 4:00 PM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

PJ and Pet Havdalah

Religions And Spirituality

Learn about Tropical Storm Ida Recovery Resources in Union County Oct. 19

October 15, 2021

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. the Union County Board of County Commissioners will present a virtual town hall to inform residents about resources available to them for recovery from Tropical Storm Ida. Union County is one of 12 counties in New Jersey to be given a federal Major Disaster Declaration after the storm struck in September.

The Town Hall will be live streamed on ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Community Enjoys Return of Fall Fair and Homecoming Day

EDISON -- The community of parents, students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and friends at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed fun, food and games as Fall Fair and Homecoming Day returned on Oct. 7 after a one-year hiatus.

This year’s event was held outdoors at the back of campus with volunteers from the Parents’ Association, Booster Club and W+H student body ...

When Adult Children Move Back Home

The COVID-19 pandemic put more generations under the same roof, and more parents are now helping their adult children financially. Young adults have returned to their parents’ homes due to disruptions in their jobs, closures at colleges, and change in living arrangements and health brought on by the pandemic.

No one expected COVID. Many parents were living the empty nest days when ...

Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

Anticipating Rising Interest Rates

Interest rates play a crucial role in the American economic system. They influence the return on savings, the costs of borrowing and can have a bearing on the direction of many investments. The direction of interest rates is also known to provide insight into future economic and financial market activities. 

After the Federal Reserve’s August 2021 meeting, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell ...

October Surprise is back at First Congregational Church of Westfield!

First Congregational Church of Westfield is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated return of its October Surprise cabaret show on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. This beloved fall event features a gift basket auction and raffle and desserts galore! The show will be back on the stage this year and promises to entertain with musical performances from members and friends ...

Ready for Retirement?

Most American workers have viewed retirement as something that will happen sometime, down the road.  Through 2019, the average retirement age has hovered in the first half of the 60s.  The last 18 months have changed the way many of us think about retiring.  For some, it’s prompted a rush (or a kick) out the door.  Others are thinking more seriously about work-life ...

22 Homes Sold Oct. 3 -10 in Westfield Area

Information provided by Susan Massa CRS Keller Williams Premier Properties 908-400-0778

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Community Conversations: Mammograms Save Lives!

Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, when treatment is most successful. On this episode of Community Conversations, Lisa Bash, MD, radiologist and medical director of the Breast Center at Chilton Medical Center, discusses the most common risk factors for breast cancer, the latest advancements in detection and the #AskHer campaign, which encourages everyone to ask the people ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

Black Cat Missing in Westfield: Have You Seen Inky?

UPDATE: Inky has been found and is home safe.

ORIGINAL POST: Inky, a jet black male cat, went missing on Clark Street in Westfield on Oct. 6.

Inky is a year and a half old. He may be scared, but he is gentle. He's had his rabies shot and is neutered.

Inky's family misses him already. If you see him please call 908-577-7623.

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside ...

'Time Stands Still ' speeds along

Chatham, NJ -  Although we’ve been in a time warp these last two years, this smart and savvy play by Donald Margulies takes us out of ourselves and into other lives.

The Chatham Players have brought a nicely nuanced production to its audience, ably directed by Tait Ruppert.  As Catham Players President Joe DeVico says in program notes,  “Here we can offer a space to ...

Westfield High School Student Musicians Receive Honors

The Westfield High School Marching Band participated in the Bands of America Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship at the University of Maryland on Oct. 9, advancing to the finals for a third consecutive year and placing 10th alongside bands from Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

WHS Band Director Christopher Vitale praised the WHS marching ...

Sparta Schools’ Book Controversy Causes Confusion

October 9, 2021

SPARTA, NJ — Many people came to the podium at the September board of education meeting critical of the board members and administrators for the district's inclusion of a book with themes about race made available to middle school students for supplemental reading.

"Ghost Boys" a fiction book with historical content written by Jewell Parker Rhodes is part of the ...

Obituaries

- Oct 7, 2021
Mr. Joseph Salvatore Urso XIII passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at the Woodlands Care ...
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