Vine Ripe Markets Hosts Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Networking Event

June 22, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Vine Ripe Markets at 430 North Ave. East hosted about 50 members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce for a happy hour networking event Wednesday evening.

Attendees sampled items from the independent grocery store’s catering department, freshly made mozzarella and specialties from the meat department. NosVino, a wine and spirits shop in Downtown ...

Lightbridge Academy Opens in Downtown Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr and members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, joined Fanwood couple Vishal and Bhavna Ajwani for the grand opening at the new Lightbridge Academy (15 South Ave., Fanwood) on Saturday, June 16. The franchise has taken over what once was the Sun Tavern.

Founded 20 years ago by Guy and Julia Falzarano, the ...

Darby Road Celebrates World Cup Excitement, Even Without U.S., Italy and Ireland

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- While the game the rest of the world calls "football" is the most popular sport in most countries except the U.S., the 1994 World Cup hosted here remains the tournament with the highest ever attendance (3,568,567). The '94 tournament lifted a growing sports to new heights.

This year will bring something totally different. The 2018 World Cup takes place ...

Fanwood Downtown Business Update

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Business Roundtable received an update on downtown development from Fanwood's redevelopment consultant Liz Jeffery on Wednesday, June 13, at Railside Cafe (formerly Mara's). 

The biggest news is the installation of benches, planters and trash bins on the Fanwood Plaza located behind the retail stores on South Ave. and South Martine. The Plaza ...

Fate of Westfield's Lord & Taylor Unknown as Company Pledges to Close Up to 10 Locations

WESTFIELD, NJ – Lord & Taylor recently announced that it will close several its brick-and-mortar locations, including the flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. 

TAPinto Westfield reached out to Lord & Taylor’s corporate headquarters with questions about the fate of the town's freestanding Lord & Taylor department store.  

“To better ...

The Feeling Is Right: Scenes from Ladies Night in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood hosted its seventh annual Ladies Night Out, attracting a record crowd of women from as far away as Princeton for the event, held outside on Fanwood Plaza for the first time in 2018.

"Seven years ago when we started this, we did not have this beautiful public space," said Fanwood Mayor Colleen  Mahr in an interview with ...

Play Theatre Hosts Acting Event at Fanwood Plaza on Sat, June 9

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Play Theater is participating in Fanwood's "Saturday Mornings in the Plaza" this weekend (Saturday, June 9) with 90 minutes of theater games from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. 

Each game will last about 5-10 minutes so plan to stay for a while and participate in 2-3 games or hang out the whole time. The event is free at Fanwood Plaza ...

Last Chance to Register for Fanwood Ladies Night Out on Thurs, June 7

FANWOOD,  NJ -- enjoy music, mingling and shopping to support our local merchants.

The 7th Annual Ladies Night Out in Fanwood will be held on Thursday, June 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Plaza on South Avenue directly across from the train station. The event will include live music, mingling, shopping, and a monster Tricky Tray that will cap off the ...

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 ...

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

June 14, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ -- 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 ...