Summit Says Revised Redevelopment Project Must Conform With ‘Community Priorities’

August 16, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ — In a press release issued Aug. 11, the City of Summit is stating that "scale and density" of the Broad Street West Subdistrict 3 building "must conform to Master Plan Goals, align with the approved redevelopment plan, and fit with the character of Summit."

The release took the form of an update on the status of the redevelopment, the proposed ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, August 16, 10:00 AM

Central Office - 1st Floor Cafe, Paterson

Paterson Public Schools Teacher Job Fair

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Tue, August 16, 7:00 PM

Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Town Council Meeting

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Tue, August 16, 7:00 PM

Westfield

Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Caring Contact Crisis Line Counselor Training and Volunteer Opportunity Opens

August 15, 2022

Have you ever been told you are a good listener? Do you have a yearning to really make a difference?

Caring Contact, a Westfield NJ based crisis hotline, will be offering its 101th volunteer crisis counselor training Sept. 14 through Dec. 14. The training will run once a week on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will be a combination of in-person training and via ...

ANCHOR to Provide Tax Relief to More Than 1.15M Homeowners

While the Middle Class Tax Rebate program has ended, the latest NJ State budget includes funding for a newly expanded property tax relief program known as ANCHOR — the Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters.

ANCHOR will provide relief to more than 1.15 million Homeowners — double the amount under the previous Homestead Benefit — and to more than 900,000 ...

Let Atlantic City Entertain You This Summer!

Are you ready for some play time this summer? There’s still a lot of time to enjoy blissful beach days, poolside cabanas, vibrant nightlife, and amazing attractions for the entire family in Atlantic City, NJ. Regardless of who you are or how you like to play, the sand, surf, and sizzling entertainment are all just a short drive away. Whether you’re ready for nonstop excitement or ...

Back to School Doesn’t Always Mean College: Apprenticeships Bring Opportunities for Well-Paying Trade Careers

If you’re the parent of a recent high school grad, it may seem like everyone on your Facebook feed is sending their child to college this month.  But if your kid isn’t shopping for new sheets or a mini fridge for his or her dorm room, don’t be discouraged.  There are alternative paths to a rewarding and high-paying career in the trades that don’t involve college ...

21 Homes Sold Aug. 6 -13 in Westfield Area

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

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Agent Spotlight: Karen Davis

Karen Davis, Sales Associate in the Hillsborough office, always keeps her word. You can count on her to be your trusted advisor and to respect you and your needs. She will value your time, keep in communication with you and leverage her full experience to serve you. With over 15 years in real estate and over 30 years in customer service roles, Karen has worked nearly every type of transaction and ...

ICYMI: Real Talk w/ Fernando Interviewed Star-Ledger Columnist Paul Mulshine

On the August 1st episode of Real Talk with Fernando Uribe, Fernando interviewed Star-Ledger columnist Paul Mulshine.  The interview was centered around various columns written by Mulshine, involving every level of government from county to federal. 

Fernando and Mulshine kicked off with a local issue- the prevalence of “non-car vehicles” (bicycles, scooters, etc.) on ...

Behind the Scenes: From Citizen to Legislator

Previously on Jersey 1st’s Nader Narrative, Elizabeth Nader met with Assemblyman Christian Barranco and Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer to learn about the day-to-day work of the New Jersey Assembly. Assemblywoman Sawyer has a background in real estate and studied political science at Penn State and Assemblyman Barranco also studied political science and has had a career as an electrician and ...

Union Catholic Art Teacher Attends AP Summer Institute for AP Art History

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Rebecca Schroppe, Union Catholic’s art teacher, had a great experience recently when she attended the Silver State AP Summer Institute for AP Art History at Liberty High School in Clark County, Nevada. 

The AP Summer Institutes offers the most thorough professional learning available for AP educators. Attendees engaged in 30 or more hours of content-rich ...

Dropping Off Our Kids At College – Learning How To Adjust

Whether your child is a freshman entering college for the first time or returning back to college, there are so many emotions we experience as parents. 

There are differences in a parent’s reaction to the departure of a first child, an only child or even the last child. Feelings of sadness, anxiety and depression are normal and expected responses. It is a new phase in life ...

Hands-On, Problem-Based Learning Returns to Westfield Schools' STEM Camp

Offering five new workshops along with Robotics, Stop Motion Animation, Forensics and other favorites, the Westfield STEM Camp was back in-person this summer after a two-year pause due to COVID-19.

“All the workshops involve hands-on, problem-based learning activities having to do with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math,” says Edison Intermediate School Industrial Arts ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

Gain Skills, Smiles and More This Fall at the Westfield Area YMCA

The fall “back to school” season is a great time for everyone to learn and grow at the Westfield Area YMCA! Priority registration for full members begins 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 and open registration begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22.   

Classes are available for beginner and experienced swimmers of all ages. The YMCA group swim lesson ...

Injured Cat Found on Prospect Street Taken to Westfield Vet Group

A cat was found critically injured on Prospect Street, Westfield Police posted on Facebook. Officers rushed him to Westfield Veterinary Group, the post said.

 

The cat is described as neutered male, black short hair domestic, with white rear paws and some white in his face with no collar or chip.

 

“Unfortunately, a photo is not available due to the ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

Three's Company? Or One Too Many?

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Third party political candidates have always been strange bedfellows in New Jersey politics.

Princess Diana’s quote that “there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded” might be how Democrats and Republicans feel about third parties intruding upon their political affairs.

The notion of a state and national ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

New Jersey Ranked 2nd Best State to Live in 2022: WalletHub Study

August 15, 2022

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the 2nd "Best State to Live in" for 2022, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub.

The personal-finance website ranked the 50 states by using 52 different categories, from housing costs and income growth to education rate and quality of hospitals. 

While New Jersey did rank below average in affordability and economy, the ...