Cranford School Board Meeting Abruptly Ended When Attendee Refuses to Wear Mask

January 25, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Monday night's Cranford Board of Education meeting was ended about a half hour after it began when an audience member refused to wear a mask.

A student liaison had just given updates when Cranford Board of Education attorney Jennifer Osborne addressed the public. 

“I just want to remind everyone that we are currently still under an Executive Order which ...

Letter: Westfield Overdevelopment

January 14, 2022

Dear TAPinto Editors and Westfield neighbors,

My family has lived in this pleasant town for four decades. I am concerned by recent overdevelopment using the pretext of improvement to "spot zone" remove our single family home spaces and landscapes with apartments. I have experience in the inspection and construction of safe, energy efficient residential ...


Nov 28, 1931 - Jan 19, 2022
Austin George Habib, 90, passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2022, surrounded by his ...
Read more

Upcoming Events


Wed, January 26, 7:00 PM

Online , Westfield

Westfield Planning Board Meeting



Wed, January 26, 7:00 PM

Westfield Memorial Library ONLINE, Westfield

Learn About the Ancient Olympics Through ...

Arts & Entertainment


Thu, January 27, 7:00 PM

Online, Westfield

Westfield Public Budget Forum


New 'Art at Overlook' Exhibit Features Westfield Artist Ricardo Roig

January 25, 2022

Program Proceeds to Benefit Overlook Medical Center

SUMMIT, NJ — Overlook Auxiliary proudly announces the next installation of its “Art at Overlook” program, Art for Our Heroes, featuring the work of local artist Ricardo Roig. Roig is a professional fine artist, working in various media from painting, drawing, collage and murals using his own novel technique for creating hand ...

Holy Trinity's Outstanding Catholic School Graduate

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Each school year, a member of the graduating class is chosen as the Outstanding Catholic School Graduate. The criteria includes enrollment in the school for at least the last two years, displaying superior academic achievement, and exemplifying Catholic values in word and deed. There were several very worthy candidates from the Class of 2022. This ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Expands Ownership, Acquiring Two More Local Sites

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is clear about what she is and what she is not.

"I'm not a journalist, I'm the first to tell you that. I'm a marketing person that runs a business," Peer said.

Peer owns five TAPinto sites. In October 2021, Peer became the publisher of TAPinto Basking Ridge and TAPinto Bernardsville/Bedminister. She started ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Young Alumni Impart Advice to Parents, Students

EDISON, NJ -- Six recent graduates from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their insights and experiences in virtual panel discussions with parents and students on Jan. 12. This year’s panel included recent graduates Sydney Johnson of Piscataway (Princeton University), Neil Shah of Edison (Brown University), Jessie Ni of China (Emory University), Brian Machado of Scotch ...

No Deposit, No Return

Once upon a time, Yiddish speaking Jews coined the phrase luftmentsh to describe that incurable dreamer type who is always building castles in the sky. Luft means air and someone who lives in the air with pie-in-the-sky fantasies qualifies for this title of dubious distinction. "If only this deal comes off, I'll be set for life!" "When I win the ...

13 Homes Sold Jan. 15 - 22 in Westfield Area

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

TOWN                  ADDRESS             LIST PRICE    STYLE   RMS      ...

Westfield High School Legal Eagles Conduct Mock Trial

A popular tradition and learning experience took place at the Westfield Municipal Courthouse on Jan. 14, as Westfield High School legal eagles in the Mock Trial class of social studies teacher Kimberly Leegan tackled the roles of prosecutor, defense attorney, plaintiff, and witnesses in a fictitious case entitled “Avery Mansion v. Captain Kidd’s Pier.”

“The students ...

Home of the Week: 28 Stanford Place, Montclair NJ

You’ll find 28 Stanford Place in the desirable town of Montclair, a charming colonial on a corner lot. The first floor has a lot of character, featuring a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a den with a lot of natural light, a formal dining room, and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The second floor has three bedrooms including a master bedroom, ensuite. And it ...

Your Teen Is Likely Stressed About College—and How They Manage It. Is It All in Their Heads?

I’m a Westfield, New Jersey kid. Well, I was a Westfield, New Jersey kid-- now I’m a 40’s something Westfield, New Jersey resident. Regardless, I know the pressures of going through the school system of a well-to-do town—and it’s not easy. 

So many of my high school clients are currently experiencing the same pressures I felt all those ...

Wrestling Saint Joseph Defeats Old Bridge, Somerville and Sparta at Quad Meet

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph wrestlers continued their strong performances on Saturday by defeating opponents from Old Bridge, Somerville, and Sparta on Saturday. 

Saint Joseph over Old Bridge, 59-16

106 Zachary Beadling (St. Joseph Metuchen) over Nicholas Duchatellier (Old Bridge) (Fall 0:37)
113 John Whitacre (St. Joseph Metuchen) over Ziyad Ibrahim (Old Bridge) (Fall ...

Maternal Health Awareness Day is Jan. 23

Did you know that the United States is the only developed country in the world with a rising maternal mortality rate? Despite advances in medicine, maternal health remains a serious issue in the United States. Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period.

Racial inequalities are extremely prevalent regarding maternal mortality; Black ...

Westfield Financial Planning Advisors Talk Teamwork, Customer Service and Peace of Mind

WESTFIELD, NJ — We recently spoke with two of Westfield Financial Planning’s advisors Daniel M. Song CFA and Tim Huynh CFP about their practice and how they serve their clients.

Song, a partner and portfolio manager, and Huynh, a partner and wealth advisor, work with managing partner and principal advisor Mark Swingle., CFP.

“I ...

Millburn Super, High School Principal Resolve Midterm Issue With Input From Students

January 21, 2022

This story was originally published Jan. 14, 2022 in TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills.

“Exams will count for the same percentage as midterms in the past only if they improve your grade,” the Millburn High School Principal said.

MILLBURN, NJ — After receiving students’ feedback during Monday’s Board of Education meeting and speaking with students in a separate ...