Facebook Provides Verification Badges for All TAPinto Facebook Pages

June 5, 2018

TAPinto and its 75 partner sites have been verified on Facebook with the social media platform's blue badge, which is given to news organizations that meet Facebook's authenticity criteria. 

Facebook gives the blue verification badge to "eligible brands, media organizations and public figures," based on factors that include policy compliance and public ...

Private Bus Service from Westfield to NYC Launches May 29

WESTFIELD, NJ — Boxcar, a private bus company, will launch service from Westfield and Cranford train stations direct to Midtown and the Upper East Side of Manhattan on May 29. Their luxury buses offer amenities including reserved seating, restrooms, power outlets and free Wi-Fi. 

Though it's more expensive than New Jersey Transit, “We think this is a better way to ...

Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce Appoints Four New Board Members

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) at its Board of Director meeting held in May elected four new members to a two-year term of office: Ron Bansky, Paul Mecca, Matthew Pejkovic and Marta Alexandre. 

Ron Bansky of Ron Bansky & Associates, Allstate Insurance, specializes in auto, home, business, and life insurance and, in addition to ...

Valairco Heating and Cooling Celebrates 50 Years of Service; Dedicated to Keeping Your Family Comfortable 

MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco Heating and Cooling is celebrating 50 years of serving the central New Jersey area and beyond. Kevin McHugh, owner and third generation of this family run business, takes pride in a job well done and Valairco’s commitment to providing the best value around through stellar workmanship, industry leading warranties, and affordable prices and maintenance ...

Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Opening of Embassy Suites in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The wait is finally over, Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights opened its doors with an official ribbon cutting on Tuesday.

The hotel actually had a soft opening last week, but on Tuesday, May 1, Mayor Bob Woodruff wielded a huge pair of scissors and cut through the big red ribbon in front of the hotel’s main entrance, alongside Shane Connell, ...

Jill Goode of Mountainside named Business Administrator of the Year

NEWARK, NJ -- Three local government officials were honored at the 29th Annual Mayors' Dinner of the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce held last week at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel.

Linden Mayor Derek Armstead was named Mayor of the Year. Jill Goode, chief financial officer of Mountainside, was named Business Administrator of the Year. Hillside Mayor Dahlia Vertreese was named ...

Westfield Lord & Taylor Customers May be Affected by Data Breach

WESTFIELD, NJ — There has been a data security issue involving customer payment card data at certain Lord & Taylor stores in North America, parent company Hudson’s Bay Company announced Sunday.

A spokesperson for HBC told TAPinto Westfield that they cannot say yet if customers at the Westfield location were affected, as the data breach is still under investigation. Certain ...

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Chris Prasek joins DWC as Summer Intern Thanks to a Westfield Foundation Grant

June 17, 2018

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), with assistance of a Westfield Foundation grant, has hired Chris Prasek for their summer intern position. The Westfield Foundation grants provide non-profit and civic organizations with financial assistance to provide summer employment to an area student.  The DWC has been fortunate to have this assistance available for many years.  Particularly ...