It's a Blowout in Fanwood: New Salon Opens Downtown

August 11, 2022

FANWOOD, NJ — Fanwood welcomed its newest business, The Blowout Lab (232 South Ave. across from the train station) on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Owners Nicole Russo and Dana Califano bring blowouts, updos, dry styles, braids and bridal styles to their bright, new shop in the business district.

“Nowhere around here is there a business like this,” ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, August 11, 5:00 PM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

Temple Emanu-El Open House


Thu, August 11, 7:00 PM


Shakespeare in (Foundation) Park


Fri, August 12, 7:00 PM


Shakespeare in (Foundation) Park

Westfield Teens Complete Service Projects Through Unique Archdiocese Summer Camp

August 11, 2022

Rather than hitting the beach or hanging out with friends, 45 teens from throughout North Jersey and Pennsylvania, including 11 from The Parish Community of Saint Helen in Westfield, devoted part of their summer vacation to completing a range of community service projects for a unique camp offered by the Archdiocese of Newark’s Office for Youth & Young Adult Ministry during ...

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 ...

New Jersey's 2023 State Budget Passed With a Lack of Transparency

At the end of June, New Jersey lawmakers passed the $50.6 billion state budget for the fiscal year 2023. Governor Phil Murphy (D), Senate President Nicholas Scutari (D), and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D) negotiated the budget behind closed doors. Unfortunately, the budget was passed with a lack of transparency for the people, the advocates, and many lawmakers.

On June 27th, the budget ...

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 ...

33 Homes Sold July 30 - Aug. 6 in Westfield Area

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

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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 ...

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 ...

TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

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 ...

'Jersey Voices' Explores Mesmerizing Relationships

CHATHAM NJ - The annual selection of intriguing and original short plays is now on view at the Chatham Playhouse through August 7.

There’s something for everyone in the seven selections from several playwrights, with various themes.  “The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss” by Ken Preuss starts off the evening. Amanda Marino has directed Peter Despres as Max and Alyssa Fox ...

State Urges Water Conservation as NJ Enters Drought Watch

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if conditions do ...