Union County Says It’s Ready if Johnson & Johnson Shots Unavailable in Long-Term

April 15, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county’s COVID-19 vaccination team is discussing what changes will be necessary to continue its mobile vaccination program now that use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused statewide.

On Tuesday, the state Health Department directed all vaccination sites in the New Jersey to cancel or delay appointments for the Johnson ...

Letter: Re-Elect Westfield Councilman Mike Dardia

April 17, 2021

To Neighbors of Ward 2:

I appreciate you taking a few minutes to read this. I realize your time is precious. That said, please join me in supporting Michael Dardia for re-election to Westfield’s Town Council Ward 2.

Like many of you, my wife and I have been neighbors of Mike and his wife Meredith for years. The Dardias and I also have the good fortune of being parents of lacrosse ...

Candidate Statement: Shawn Mullen Advocates Targeted Development, Support of Businesses

April 16, 2021

As a candidate for the Westfield Town Council and a 22-year resident, I’d like to introduce myself to Third Ward voters.  I’ve dedicated most of my adult life to serving my country and my community—as a soldier, Army Reserve officer, public servant and FBI agent.  In addition to serving over two decades in uniform, I worked in local government—specializing ...

'Planning with Your Tax Return': Peapack Private Wealth's Next Free Webinar Set for April 22

April 17, 2021

Don’t just file away your 2020 tax return. Instead, review it for information to reduce your 2021 tax bill. Join Fritz Schoenhut and Claire Toth from Peapack Private Planning on Thursday, April 22 at 1 p.m. for a live webinar, as they explain how best to position yourself to maximize your 2021 after-tax income.

Register today: https://bit.ly/3x9fab8

With Trust and ...

IRS: Emergency COVID-Related Aid Granted to Students is not Taxable

The IRS has answered questions on how students and higher education institutions should report pandemic-related emergency financial aid grants.

Emergency financial aid grants made by a federal agency, state, Indian tribe, higher education institution or scholarship-granting organization to a student because of an event related to the COVID-19 pandemic are not included in the student’s ...

Is Your Family Very Involved in Your Life?

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ-- If you have ever watched the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, known as the Portokalos family, then you can certainly understand what it’s like having an overbearing family. The family is very large, loud and intrusive. The movie was released in 2002 and the premise of the movie is basically about a woman named Toula  (Nia Vardalos) who is unmarried at ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Girls Begin Golf Season with Title

EDISON, NJ-- The girls’ golf team at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison opened its 2021 season in style, winning the title at the Red Devil Classic with an impressive performance at Copper Hill Country Club in Flemington. The Rams rolled to the team title, posting a four-player score of 307, which ranked 33 strokes ahead of runner-up Montgomery.

All four W+H girls placed in the top ...

Westfield Area YMCA Announces Lifeguard Course Dates

Gain the knowledge, skills and certification to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer! The YMCA Lifeguard Course also includes Basic Life Support (BLS), First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration Certifications. The course covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury ...

Allocate Your Assets for Maximum Tax Efficiency!

Investment management for private clients presents unique challenges.  Near the top is that profits generated cannot be enjoyed until they’ve passed through the tax filter.  Understanding the tax implications of investing allows some control over the amount of taxes paid even if the path of the financial markets is beyond control.

In a Nutshell

The tax tail should never wag ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Frauds, Bicycle Found, Posters Stolen & Vehicle Burglaries

April 13, 2021

4/5/2021 at 11:16 a.m. — Fraud

A resident of 100 block of Myrtle Avenue reported an incident of fraud. Victim stated that in January she was contacted on Instagram by an unknown actor who offered her high return rates on her investment if she invested with his company. Over the course of three months, victim made several money transfers into various accounts provided by the persons ...

Westfield Public Schools' Community Service Week Benefits a Slate of Causes

Child comfort and support kits for children in homeless shelters, donations of Spanish language books for an aftercare program, and collections of granola bars and other nutritional treats for service men and women and first responders were among the many creative efforts undertaken during Community Service Week in the Westfield Public School District.

Community Service Week — held this ...

Atlantic Health System Marks 13th Consecutive Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

In a year like no other, Atlantic Health System has overcome unprecedented challenges to deliver innovative, high-quality care while maintaining an award-winning workplace. For the 13th consecutive year, the integrated care delivery system has once again been named to Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number ...

Caring for the Caregiver with Respite Care Options

More than 54 million people provide unpaid care to a loved one who is aged or disabled. For primary caregivers — who are often either a spouse or child — this kind of intense caregiving can take an untold toll on their mental, physical and emotional strength over time, often resulting in fatigue, depression and burnout. For those caring for aging loved ones ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...

14 Homes Sold April 4 -11 in Westfield Area

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

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Saint Joseph HS Grad Marc Johnstone Signs with Washington Capitals' Affiliate South Carolina Stingrays

METUCHEN, NJ -- The South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and AHL’s Hershey Bears, have signed former Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) hockey star Marc Johnstone.

Johnstone, who scored over 100 points during his career at St. Joe's and graduated among the school's top 5 scorers of all time, recently finished his senior season ...

The Eternal Covenant

And on the eighth day the foreskin of his flesh shall be circumcised (Leviticus 12:3)

This verse comes from the opening lines of this week's Parshah and, as they say, the rest is history.

A Bris is a covenant and through the millennia, Jews have kept this mitzvah like no other and have thereby maintained their eternal covenant with G‑d. There were ...


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Robert F. Barrett, 82, lived a rich life. His early years were filled with formal training as a ...
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Rutgers Fraternity Grateful For Support in Wake of Antisemitic Attack

April 16, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The members of Alpha Epsilon Pi say they are touched by the show of support in the wake of last week’s incident in which their house was vandalized as the fraternity marked Holocaust Remembrance Day.

A GoFundMe page started by the Rutgers fraternity had received almost $1,400 in contributions by Thursday afternoon — nearly three times the original ...