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Westfield’s Lederman Family to Appear on ‘George to the Rescue’ Saturday

March 24, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Saturday’s episode of NBC’s home improvement show “George to the Rescue” will feature the Lederman family of Westfield. Darren Lederman died after a battle with Leukemia last March, leaving behind his wife, Stacey, and children Emma and Noah.

“George to the Rescue,” starring George Oliphant, provides house renovation ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Hilltop Players 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Opens Thursday, March 16

Large Cast Fills Stage with Humor, Great Vocals and High Energy Dance

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Although rehearsals have been disrupted with back to back school closures on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the untimely snow storm this week, Gov. Livingston Hilltop Players' production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is set to open Thursday night at ...

Bill’s Army & Navy Store Closes after 45 Years

March 19, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The parking lot is empty and the store is locked. A notice appeared in the front window this week, “Please be advised that Benjamin A. Stanziale Jr., Esq. has been appointed Trustee of Bill’s of Millburn, Inc. d/b/a Bill’s Army & Navy Store.  It further states “These premises and Contents therein are subject to the Jurisdiction of the United ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Distressed Homeowners Can Find Guidance At Free Foreclosure Presentation

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Property owners currently in foreclosure and those trying to avoid it can get some much needed information at a free presentation, Wednesday, April 19, at the Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry Street, Linden, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

“Foreclosure: Moving From Fear To Positive Action,” is free and open to the public. Panel members representing state and county ...

Berkeley Heights Board of Education Honors Individual, Team Achievements in Athletics; Inclusion Program Highlighted

March 24, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—2017 state 800-meter run champion Victoria Vanriele of Gov. Livingston High School, along with the Gov. Livingston Central Jersey Group C champion boys' and girls’ swim teams were honored at Thursday’s Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting.

During the presentation of a plaque by board member Denis Smalley to Vanriele's winter track coach Dan ...

School Spirit on Display at 20th Annual BHEF All Star Faculty Basketball Game: Photo Gallery

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 20th Annual All-Star Faculty Basketball game was held on Tuesdayt at  Governor Livingston High School. The event’s purpose is to raise money for the Berkeley Heights Education Foundation (BHEF), which was found in 1994. The BHEF, through grants, allows teachers and administrators to pursue imaginative educational programs, some involving technology, within ...

Deerfield School 5th Graders Celebrate Math Matters Day

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The 5th grade students at Deerfield School in Mountainside were treated to a morning in school where they were shown that “Math Matters” in everyday life.  Recently, parents and grandparents presented to the Deerfield 5th graders how mathematics is utilized in their workplace. 
 
There were presenters from all walks of life and fields including: ...

Gubernatorial Candidate Ciattarelli Gets a Win at the Union County Republican Convention

March 23, 2017

UNION, NJ - Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli won the endorsement of the Union County GOP for governor at the Union County Republican Convention.  He received 113 votes to Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno's 92 votes.  Both candidates arrived before “gavel down” and did their best to meet as many of the voters as possible.  No other gubernatorial ...

Students Statewide Join Together for New Jersey Clean Communities Council’s Annual Environmental Exchange

March 26, 2017

There was plenty of time for serious discussion about discarded plastic bags in public parks, about trash in urban waterways and ways to ensure school buildings recycle as much paper as possible.

And the annual Environmental Exchange included plenty of hands-on opportunities for 130 students from across the state to pick up litter, participate in scavenger hunts and learn ways in which they ...

Hikers Meet Mountain Bikers in Public Comment at Union County Freeholders Meeting on March 23

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders regular meeting on March 23rd attracted a large crowd who were there to comment on the county’s plan to allow mountain bikes in Watchung Reservation.

Chairman Bruce Bergen gave a short statement before allowing anyone to speak, indicating that in February 2016, the board had adopted a Trails Master Plan to bring up to seven miles of dual use ...

Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Scotch Plains

Elizabeth, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that its next mobile paper-shredding program for personal documents will be available on Saturday, April 1st in Scotch Plains.

“Union County’s mobile document-shredding service helps residents fight identity theft by providing a convenient way to shred your confidential documents,” said Freeholder ...

Berkeley Heights Board of Education Honors Individual, Team Achievements in Athletics; Inclusion Program Highlighted

March 24, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—2017 state 800-meter run champion Victoria Vanriele of Gov. Livingston High School, along with the Gov. Livingston Central Jersey Group C champion boys' and girls’ swim teams were honored at Thursday’s Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting.

During the presentation of a plaque by board member Denis Smalley to Vanriele's winter track coach Dan ...

VIDEO: Union County Freeholders Recognize Westfield Family for 'Wall of Love'

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders held their regular meeting tonight, and a special resolution was introduced to recognize and commend Westfield residents Valerie Latona and David Contract for building their "Wall of Love".

Latona had posted her first “Love trumps hate” sign before the Presidential election, and it was vandalized.  Her family put up a ...

Westfield’s Lederman Family to Appear on ‘George to the Rescue’ Saturday

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Saturday’s episode of NBC’s home improvement show “George to the Rescue” will feature the Lederman family of Westfield. Darren Lederman died after a battle with Leukemia last March, leaving behind his wife, Stacey, and children Emma and Noah.

“George to the Rescue,” starring George Oliphant, provides house renovation ...

Hikers Meet Mountain Bikers in Public Comment at Union County Freeholders Meeting on March 23

March 24, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders regular meeting on March 23rd attracted a large crowd who were there to comment on the county’s plan to allow mountain bikes in Watchung Reservation.

Chairman Bruce Bergen gave a short statement before allowing anyone to speak, indicating that in February 2016, the board had adopted a Trails Master Plan to bring up to seven miles of dual use ...

VIDEO: Union County Freeholders Recognize Westfield Family for 'Wall of Love'

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders held their regular meeting tonight, and a special resolution was introduced to recognize and commend Westfield residents Valerie Latona and David Contract for building their "Wall of Love".

Latona had posted her first “Love trumps hate” sign before the Presidential election, and it was vandalized.  Her family put up a ...

Mountainside Police Officers Honored and Reunite with Family after Delivering Baby in Driveway

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Police Officers Stephen King, Stephen DeVito and Corporal Donald Amberg were honored at Tuesday's Mountainside Borough Council meeting and were each presented with a pink citation bar [embossed with a stork] to wear above their badge for their role in delivering a baby girl in a borough driveway.

Connie and Brandon Lorenz, along with their ...

Mom Delivers Healthy Baby Girl at Home Thanks to Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad; Mom and Baby Doing Great

March 15, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Angela and Paul Windt and big sister Alexa (5 1/2 years old) welcomed baby Ava at their Berkeley Heights' home Friday night -- not as planned.

Angela, who works as a pharmaceutical consultant, was 38 weeks pregnant with her second baby -- when her water broke and the contractions came two to three minutes apart. She knew she wasn't going to make it to the ...

Westfield’s Lederman Family to Appear on ‘George to the Rescue’ Saturday

March 24, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Saturday’s episode of NBC’s home improvement show “George to the Rescue” will feature the Lederman family of Westfield. Darren Lederman died after a battle with Leukemia last March, leaving behind his wife, Stacey, and children Emma and Noah.

“George to the Rescue,” starring George Oliphant, provides house renovation ...

Pedestrian Struck by Bus in Mountainside was from North Plainfield

March 22, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Police Department is investigating a crash in which a pedestrian, identified as German Rivas of North Plainfield, was struck by a NJ Transit bus on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at 4:25 p.m.

According to a press release from the department, the crash occurred on Route 22 East in front of the AMC Movie Theater.

Initial reports indicated that the pedestrian walked ...

Mountainside Police Officers Honored and Reunite with Family after Delivering Baby in Driveway

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Police Officers Stephen King, Stephen DeVito and Corporal Donald Amberg were honored at Tuesday's Mountainside Borough Council meeting and were each presented with a pink citation bar [embossed with a stork] to wear above their badge for their role in delivering a baby girl in a borough driveway.

Connie and Brandon Lorenz, along with their ...

Pedestrian Hit by Bus on Route 22 Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Police and EMS responded this afternoon to a pedestrian who "was struck in front of the movie theater" on eastbound Route 22. 

According to the initial report from Breaking News Network (BNN), the pedestrian was hit by a bus and possibly "pinned under the bus." The report was received just before 4:30 p.m.

Two more reports from ...

Distressed Homeowners Can Find Guidance At Free Foreclosure Presentation

March 12, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Property owners currently in foreclosure and those trying to avoid it can get some much needed information at a free presentation, Wednesday, April 19, at the Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry Street, Linden, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

“Foreclosure: Moving From Fear To Positive Action,” is free and open to the public. Panel members representing state and county ...

Khurram Dara Speaks on Islamic Law at Congregation Beth Hatkivah Mar. 25

March 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Khurram Dara, author of Contracting Fear: Islamic Law in the Middle East and Middle America, will address the topic of Sharia law, what it calls for and what threat, if any, it poses to the U.S. in a talk at Congregation Beth Hatikvah on March 25 beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Dara, an attorney whose views are often sought out by the Op-Ed pages of major newspapers as well as ...

Congregation Beth Israel Makes Sandwiches for Local Youth Center

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Volunteers at Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains prepared sandwiches for Plainfield’s Second Street Youth Center (SSYC) on Wednesday, Feb.15.  The synagogue’s Social Action committee organizes monthly sandwich-making sessions for volunteers of all ages to prepare after-school snacks for participants at the youth center. Sandwiches are ...

Berkeley Heights Board of Education Honors Individual, Team Achievements in Athletics; Inclusion Program Highlighted

March 24, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—2017 state 800-meter run champion Victoria Vanriele of Gov. Livingston High School, along with the Gov. Livingston Central Jersey Group C champion boys' and girls’ swim teams were honored at Thursday’s Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting.

During the presentation of a plaque by board member Denis Smalley to Vanriele's winter track coach Dan ...

School Spirit on Display at 20th Annual BHEF All Star Faculty Basketball Game: Photo Gallery

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 20th Annual All-Star Faculty Basketball game was held on Tuesdayt at  Governor Livingston High School. The event’s purpose is to raise money for the Berkeley Heights Education Foundation (BHEF), which was found in 1994. The BHEF, through grants, allows teachers and administrators to pursue imaginative educational programs, some involving technology, within ...

POSTPONED: 20th Annual Faculty Basketball Game delayed one week to Tuesday, March 21st.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - BHEF annual faculty basketball game postponed to snow-date of Tuesday, March 21st. 

Due to the snowstorm and school closing, the Annual Faculty Basketball Game will now be held on Tuesday, March 21st at 7 p.m. at Governor Livingston High School.

Not to fear, this annual family favorite event, presented ...

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Sun, March 26, 10:00 AM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

TRX Suspension Training Course

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Jersey Mike's Subs, Westfied

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Wed, March 29, 12:30 PM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

Spring Wreath Workshop

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Wed, March 29, 1:00 PM

SAGE Eldercare, Summit

Veteran's Benefits

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Wed, March 29, 7:30 PM

First Baptist Church of Westfield, Westfield

Junior Musical Club Presents a Free Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Dog Found in Westfield Friday

March 24, 2017

Found in Westfield Friday. Contact the Westfield Police Department at 908-789-4000.

A One Night Jazz Festival To Benefit St. Joseph's Social Service Center

March 26, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Fans of Jazz and music enthusiasts everywhere will enjoy “A One Night Jazz Festival,” featuring eight jazz artists, many with worldwide jazz reputations, Saturday, April 29, at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains.

The event supports the work of St. Joseph’s Social Service Center, a non-profit organization that serves the materially poor and ...

Red Cross and Partners Save 18 Lives in New Jersey Through Home Fire Campaign

March 22, 2017

When a fire broke out in the Milord family’s Orange, New Jersey home, free smoke alarms installed by the American Red Cross and partners through the Home Fire Campaign alerted the family to the danger, giving them enough time to safely escape the blaze.

In the early morning hours of November 8, 2016, as the Milord family slept, a fire was quietly burning in the basement of their ...

What’s in a Name

Why are we all willing to pay more for name brand items in the store when we know the generic is the same thing?  Is it our history with certain items; foods that we’ve been eating since we were kids?  Is it a catchy jingle or hilarious TV commercial?  I’ll admit, some generic brands just don’t measure up but for the most part it’s our prejudices at play ...

Like a Good Neighbor! Thank You, State Farm!

March 17, 2017

Imagine was surprised and grateful to receive a contribution of $5,000 from State Farm Insurance at our Open House on February 22nd. This brings State Farm's total giving to Imagine to $24,000 since we first opened our doors. In addition to the generosity of the company, its agents have been beyond generous as members of our Circle of Hope and contributors to our campaign. Total pledged ...