Cranford Gelato and Pastry Shop Closes, Tex Mex Restaurant Set for the Space

July 6, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Chez, The Gelato & Pastry Shop on Centennial Avenue, has closed. 

In a social media post on June 30, owner Cesare Somma wrote, “It is with a heavy heart that I am closing my store after tonight.” The shop, which opened in 2020, served gluten-free baked goods and a rotating variety of gelato, including vegan flavors.

“It has been a ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, July 6, 7:30 PM

Municipal Building / Council Chambers, Westfield

Westfield Planning Board Meeting


Thu, July 7, 7:30 PM

Bandstand, Westfield

Westfield Community Band Concert


Sat, July 9, 11:00 AM

The Curious Heart Apothecary & Spiritual Center, Westfield

Psychic Saturdays with Stella

Westfield Rotary Installs New Officers and Board

July 6, 2022

On Tuesday evening, June 28, the Rotary Club of Westfield inducted the new officers and board of director for the coming Rotary year. They met in the garden behind Lion’s Roar Brewery with food supplied by Outta Hand Pizza.

The ceremony featured the “passing of the gavel” ceremony, which honors the past presidents and demonstrates continuity of leadership and support for ...

56 Homes Sold June 25 -July 2 in Westfield Area

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Torah Thought for the Week: Houses or Households?

This week’s parshah recounts the dramatic mutiny against Moses, led by his charismatic cousin, Korach. As great as Moses was, Korach succeeded in attracting hundreds of followers and mounted a serious challenge to Moses’ and Aaron’s authority.

Korach was a powerful, aristocratic member of the tribe of Levi; a man with oversized ambitions. But his ...

Agent Spotlight: Phillip Migliaccio

Phillip “Phil” Migliaccio, Sales Associate in the Morristown office, is an award-winning Realtor! With over 30 years in the real estate business, Phil has assisted hundreds of clients in their journey to become proud homeowners. Their satisfaction leads to one of his greatest attributes; his large amount of repeat customers. And it’s not just his clients who love his ...

Union County Celebrates Plastic Free July by Asking Residents to "Take the Challenge"

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and Union County Clean Communities would like to encourage residents to celebrate and participate in Plastic Free July!

"Finding ways to go plastic free is easier than you think and residents can certainly do a lot on a personal level to help save the environment,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “The information ...

The Disease to Please

The Disease to Please is a learned behavior that occurs when we take care of others’ needs at our own expense.  If you are this type, you do too much, too often for others, almost never say “no” rarely delegate, and inevitably become overcommitted.  These self-defeating patterns take a toll on your health and on your relationships.  It is driven by the excessive ...

Rivero: Small Business Changes You Can Expect and Manage in 2022

Small business owners are navigating new challenges in their businesses after the COVID-19 pandemic.


Can things "go back to the way it used to be?" Here are three factors that prove that we can’t just return to the way it was pre-pandemic.


1. Filling Positions


Some small businesses assume that once financial support from the ...

First Congregational Church of Westfield Presents 2022 Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award to Berkeley Heights Senior

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, First Congregational Church of Westfield presented its Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award to Makayla Curtis, a highly deserving Berkeley Heights high school senior. The award, which is given annually to a young person who has been an outstanding advocate for social justice, human rights and the rights of the less fortunate.

The award is presented each spring in ...

Using Citrus Essential Oils Safely This Summer

Nothing smells more like summer than the happy fresh aroma of lemon, lime and grapefruit essential oils. As much as we may love these essential oils, we need to be mindful that these little gems do come with safety concerns especially when worn out in the sun. 

In this short video, I introduce my summer cooling spray and also talk about how to safely and effectively use citrus ...

Westfield Financial Planning: Understanding Rising Interest Rates

During the last few years, borrowers and spenders have enjoyed historically low interest rates. However, analysts all agreed that at the Federal Reserve’s June meeting, interest rates were going to be increased.  Although rising interest rates have been anticipated, many Americans aren’t feeling prepared for the effects of these new rates. Combined with today’s exorbitant ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Drop Slightly Heading into Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased ...


Apr 6, 1946 - Jun 6, 2022
Dr. Udaykumar Champaklal Mehta of Westfield, New Jersey passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022, at the ...
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