Fatal Crash in Clark Snarls Traffic on Garden State Parkway Thursday

June 23, 2022

CLARK, NJ – The northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway were shut for over five hours following a fatal crash near exit 135 Thursday morning.

Two Engine Companies from the Clark Fire Department, along with crews from the Colonia and Iselin Fire Departments, were dispatched to the scene at 6:36 a.m., authorities said. First responders found an overturned flatbed ...

Letter: What Will Westfield’s Edison Field Project Really Cost?

June 13, 2022

The cost of the Edison Field Project, which intends to install 6 acres of artificial turf and stadium lighting behind Edison Intermediate School, is estimated (by the Town) to be $9 million. The stated intention is that the Town of Westfield will issue a bond to cover the cost of this project. However, what taxpayers need to know is that the $9 million is merely the ante to get into the ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, June 28, 7:00 PM

Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Town Council Meeting

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Thu, June 30, 7:30 PM

Bandstand, Westfield

Independence Day Band Concert

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Mon, July 4, 10:00 AM

Reeve House , Westfield

Patriotic Readings

Union County Parks Offer Free Outdoor Music, Movies and More this Summer

June 24, 2022

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce a full slate of free outdoor movies, music and fun for the whole family in Union County parks this summer. The events continue throughout July and August with the Summer Arts concert series beginning on July 6 and the Family Flix movie series beginning on July 12.

“We are all excited to welcome everyone to enjoy the ...

30 Homes Sold June 18 - 25 in Westfield Area

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

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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 ...

World Language Honors at Westfield High School

One hundred and eighteen Westfield High School seniors received the Seal of Biliteracy, an award granted to students who attain proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.

There were other prestigious World Language honors as well. Senior Frank Wietry earned a perfect score on the National Latin Level 2 Exam. The distinction of a perfect score was only attained by a very ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Sweeps Music in the Parks Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Congratulations to student musicians from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison for outstanding performances that led to a clean sweep of championship trophies at this year’s Music in the Parks event.

The Jazz Band, conducted by Rick Fontaine, and Vocal Ensemble, directed by Sharon Byrne, both won first place and earned Superior ratings. The Vocal Ensemble also ...

Walk In Sunshine's New Website is Live!

Welcome to Walk In Sunshine. We are so honored and humbled to be a resource that continues to see hundreds of unique visitors each month to our website.

Founded in Westfield in 2018, Walk In Sunshine is a best-in-class website for grieving parents to find the resources they need, while providing financial assistance to local NJ families who have suffered the most devastating of losses.

The ...

Agent Spotlight: Rupa Kale

Rupa Kale, Sales Associate in the New Providence office, is a New York City transplant gone native. She’s immersed herself in her community of New Providence, sitting on several boards including the PTA and volunteering to improve her town. Her active community life makes her an expert on the local neighborhoods, its schools, and most importantly the commutes!

Rupa takes her job as a ...

Designer Thom Filicia Headlines Charity Event for Women’s Health

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — CWI.Design and other guests helped celebrate and fund the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF) Spring Luncheon. The May 5 event took place at Maplewood Country Club. Designer Thom Filicia headlined the event.

During the lunch program, guests heard from CDBCF President Becky Morano and other representatives of the organization. Morano talked about the ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...

'Enchanted April' Delights at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ — It’s a welcome sign to see The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opening for its 60th Anniversary Season. “Enchanted April” is a charming and moving choice with warmer weather coming on. The play also speaks to us on a number of levels, especially after our long hiatus during COVID-19.

The script by Matthew Barger, from a novel by Elizabet ...

Milestones

Congratulations Tyrone Hamilton

June 17, 2022

Congratulations Tyrone Hamilton! Best of luck in college at Michigan State University ... study hard and have lots of fun! 

Love, Aunt Cheray, Milan, David

47 Arrested at Illegal ‘Pop-Up’ Party in Wayne Saturday, Police Say

June 21, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – Nearly four dozen people were detained by Wayne Police after an illegal “pop-up party” was very briefly held in a vacant commercial property in Wayne on Saturday night.

New Jersey State Police tipped off Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff on Saturday afternoon, warning him that a group of people were posting invitations on social media for a “pop-up” party ...

Obituaries

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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