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Westfield Week in Review: Woman Dies Hiking, WHS Ranked No. 8 in NJ & More

August 27, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Report: Westfield Woman Dies While Hiking in Catskills
NJ Monthly Ranks Westfield High School No. 8 in State
Dog Injured by Train in Westfield Needs Home
Westfield Olympian Nick Delpopolo Mulls Post-Rio Future
Westfield High School Football Looks to Repeat as ...

Woof Gang Bakery in Westfield Spreads Kindness in Memory of Dog-Loving Boy

WESTFIELD, NJ — Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming in Downtown Westfield recently began selling “Kindness Bones” in honor of Christopher D., a 10-year-old Mount Arlington boy who died last year in a boating accident.

All proceeds from the treats ($4.99 each) will be donated to a local animal shelter, according to shop owner Michelle Butrico. Each one comes with a card to pass ...

Westfield Rescue Squad Offers Back-to-School Health & Safety Tips A-Z

WESTFIELD, NJ — The new school year is nearly upon us and there are many reasons to stay safe during this very stressful period.  Here are some reminders to adhere to in case you or your child has gotten out of practice over the summer.

Allergies – Inform new teachers and school nurses of any allergies your child may have.  Provide something in writing so the ...

Dog Injured by Train in Westfield Needs Home

August 23, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — Animal Control Solutions is looking for the owner of a German Shepherd mix, or possibly a new home for him, after he was hit by a train in Westfield Sunday morning. The unaltered male is about 5 years old, according to Beth Comitas, vice president of Animal Control Solutions, which handles animal control in Westfield.

Although he needed to have one leg amputated, ...

Report: Westfield Woman Dies While Hiking in Catskills

HUNTER, NY — Marcie Yates, 56, of Westfield fell to her death while hiking in the Catskills Friday, according to according a report in the Register-Star.

Yates was hiking with two others along a narrow trail when she fell 100 feet off a ravine near Kaaterskill Creek Friday at about 5:45 p.m., according to the publication. The article says that Yates was pronounced dead at the ...

Union County Authorities Warn of Increase in Phone Scams

WESTFIELD, NJ — An elderly Westfield resident was one of several recent victims of phone scams, according to a joint announcement by Union County Prosecutor Grace Park and Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan Thursday.

The man received a phone call from a person claiming to be an attorney who falsely reported that his grandson had been arrested in New York and that he needed ...

NJ Monthly Ranks Westfield High School No. 8 in State

August 24, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ —  In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranked Westfield High School No. 8 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. The last time the list came out, in 2014, Westfield High School was ranked No. 21. In 2012, it was ranked No. 49.

The rankings are based entirely on data reported by the schools to the state Department of Education, according to NJ ...

Harmer Drops from Westfield BOE Race, Endorses Galligan

WESTFIELD, NJ — In a letter to the editor Friday, Westfield Board of Education candidate Will Harmer announced that he is dropping out of the race and endorsing incumbent Brendan Galligan. Harmer, a 2016 graduate of Westfield High School, was one of six candidates vying for three seats on the board.

“Over the past month, I have been looking through documents, talking to board ...

Newsweek Ranks Westfield High School No. 67 in US

WESTFIELD, NJ — Newsweek has released its annual ranking of the Best Public High Schools in America, and Westfield High School comes in at No. 67.

WHS was omitted from the list in 2015. The magazine said last August that it never received the school’s data. In 2014, Newsweek ranked the school No. 29 in the nation.

This year’s list included 51 New Jersey high schools ...

Westfield High School Football Looks to Repeat as Champions

August 25, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — Last season, the Westfield High School varsity football team broke a long dry spell by winning their first state championship since 1977 with a 10-7 win over Bridgewater-Raritan at MetLife Stadium to cap off a perfect 12-0 season. The Blue Devils hope to duplicate that success this fall.

“This year, we have prepared just like we did last year,” senior ...

Westfield Olympian Nick Delpololo Mulls Post-Rio Future

WESTFILED, NJ — This is not the comeback story that leaves everyone feeling good.

For Westfield native Nick Delpopolo, getting back to a second Olympics in Rio as a judo fighter after he was sent home during the 2012 games in London for a positive marijuana test still leaves him feeling unappreciated by USA Judo — and questioning a possible move to Mixed Martial Arts ...

Westfield Area YMCA to Host 5K Run for Everyone Benefitting Young Adults with Special Needs

WESTFIELD, NJ — Participants of all ages and abilities are sought for the Westfield Area YMCA’s 5K Run for Everyone on Sunday, Sept.18.

The Run for Everyone continues the September 5K tradition at the YMCA initiated by Greta’s Run four years ago. (Greta’s Run has since expanded its mission and become the Greta’s Run Foundation.)

Money raised from the 5K will be ...

Westfield Rescue Squad Offers Back-to-School Health & Safety Tips A-Z

August 26, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — The new school year is nearly upon us and there are many reasons to stay safe during this very stressful period.  Here are some reminders to adhere to in case you or your child has gotten out of practice over the summer.

Allergies – Inform new teachers and school nurses of any allergies your child may have.  Provide something in writing so the ...

Westfield Area YMCA to Host 5K Run for Everyone Benefitting Young Adults with Special Needs

WESTFIELD, NJ — Participants of all ages and abilities are sought for the Westfield Area YMCA’s 5K Run for Everyone on Sunday, Sept.18.

The Run for Everyone continues the September 5K tradition at the YMCA initiated by Greta’s Run four years ago. (Greta’s Run has since expanded its mission and become the Greta’s Run Foundation.)

Money raised from the 5K will be ...

Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad Counts on Donations for Vital Funding

WESTFIELD, NJ — More than 100 Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad members work together to offer free emergency medical services to the community. Their funding? Entirely composed of donations from the very people they are serving.

According to David Sloan, WVRS vice president, donations are used to update equipment, improve ambulances, repair the squad’s ...

über bistro in Westfield Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

August 23, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ —  über bistro, a café in on South Avenue specializing in healthy American comfort food, celebrated its recent opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday with the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Andy Skibitsky.

Menu items at über bistro include grass-fed beef burgers on brioche buns, breakfast sandwiches, hand-cut fries, ...

NosVino Wine Shop in Westfield Celebrates Grand Opening

WESTFIELD, NJ — NosVino, formerly known as CoolVines Westfield, celebrated its grand re-opening Saturday with free tastings, a band and food from local restaurants, including the new Butcher Block Burgers.

The name NosVino means “our wine.”

“My wife Alicia and I are extremely excited to be launching our own brand and want our customers to know we’ll be doing it ...

CoolVines Wine Shop in Westfield is Now NosVino; Grand Reopening Saturday

WESTFIELD, NJ — CoolVines, the popular boutique wine shop in Downtown Westfield, is now NosVino. Owner Erick Garcia said the name change and new look, as well as some new products, are in line with his hopes to make the shop more his own.

NosVino means “our wine,” he explained.

“I just felt it was the right time to take that step,” said Garcia, who has owned ...

Dog Injured by Train in Westfield Needs Home

August 23, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — Animal Control Solutions is looking for the owner of a German Shepherd mix, or possibly a new home for him, after he was hit by a train in Westfield Sunday morning. The unaltered male is about 5 years old, according to Beth Comitas, vice president of Animal Control Solutions, which handles animal control in Westfield.

Although he needed to have one leg amputated, ...

Westfield Area YMCA to Host 5K Run for Everyone Benefitting Young Adults with Special Needs

WESTFIELD, NJ — Participants of all ages and abilities are sought for the Westfield Area YMCA’s 5K Run for Everyone on Sunday, Sept.18.

The Run for Everyone continues the September 5K tradition at the YMCA initiated by Greta’s Run four years ago. (Greta’s Run has since expanded its mission and become the Greta’s Run Foundation.)

Money raised from the 5K will be ...

IDF Festival in Westfield Canceled

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s first annual International Development Festival scheduled for this Thursday in Unami Park has been canceled. The event was planned to honor the late Darren Lederman and to raise funds to help his family.

Organizer Lisa Pipher said that there were not enough soccer registrations to make the event feasible. In addition, she said, with a high ...

Town Introduces New Interactive Map of Westfield

August 19, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — A new interactive map on the town of Westfield’s website lets users see information such as which leaf pickup zone they live in, bus stops nearby and even a property market analysis.

The town of Westfield partnered with GovPilot to develop the interactive geographic information system (GIS) map of services, districts and geographic information.

To view the ...

TAP into Westfield Profile: Mayor Andy Skibitsky

WESTFIELD, NJ — “I’m not touching that one. I like sticking to local politics.”

Although Andy Skibitsky, a Republican, wouldn’t say who he plans to vote for in the 2016 presidential election, in a recent interview with TAP into Westfield he did speak to his time as Westfield’s mayor, his career and his future goals for the town.

At 11 years this June, ...

Westfield Town Council Approves Affordable Housing Development Fee

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s Town Council unanimously approved an affordable housing development fee ordinance during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

“This ordinance this evening will spare the Westfield taxpayers the burden of paying for the town’s affordable housing compliance costs,” Councilman Sam Della Fera said just before the vote.

The ...

Union County Authorities Warn of Increase in Phone Scams

August 18, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — An elderly Westfield resident was one of several recent victims of phone scams, according to a joint announcement by Union County Prosecutor Grace Park and Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan Thursday.

The man received a phone call from a person claiming to be an attorney who falsely reported that his grandson had been arrested in New York and that he needed ...

8 Attorneys from Westfield-Based Law Firm Listed as ‘Best Lawyers in America 2017’

WESTFIELD, NJ — “The Best Lawyers in America” has announced that eight attorneys from the Westfield-based law firm Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. have been named to this year’s list. Inclusion in "Best Lawyers" is based on peer review.

The recipients of this year’s honor include: Retired Superior Court Judge John M.

Attorney in Westfield 'Watcher' Case Believes Lawsuit Will Ultimately be Dismissed

ELIZABETH, NJ — A motion to dismiss the entirety of the lawsuit filed over Westfield’s “Watcher" house was rejected on Thursday by a Superior Court judge, as confirmed by former owners’ defense attorney, Richard Kaplow. However, several counts against them, and Coldwell Banker, were dismissed, he said.

“Based on the comments of the court, I ...

Most of Westfield’s Wychwood Gate House Torn Down for Rebuild

August 15, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — Demolition of much of Westfield's landmark Wychwood Gate House, which was severely damaged in a 2013 fire, began last week. Owner Lisa Varandas said that she plans to rebuild around the front stone wall that was left intact.

Varandas’ sister, attorney Courtney Schael, explained that although it’s very costly to rebuild a home similar to the original ...

Westfield Town Council Approves Affordable Housing Development Fee

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s Town Council unanimously approved an affordable housing development fee ordinance during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

“This ordinance this evening will spare the Westfield taxpayers the burden of paying for the town’s affordable housing compliance costs,” Councilman Sam Della Fera said just before the vote.

The ...

Westfield Planning Board Approves Minor Subdivision on Cranford Ave.

WESTFIELD, NJ – An applicant seeking to subdivide a property on the corner of Cranford Avenue and Sherman Street was given approval by the Westfield Planning Board Monday.

With one single-family home already existing on the property, multiple variances were required to split the 19,978.54 square-foot lot into two. The application also sought “design waivers/exceptions from the ...

Westfield Jazz Fest to Take Over Quimby Street Tuesday for Summer Finale

August 25, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — On the last night of Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival 2016, to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 7 p.m. to p.m., Quimby Street will be closed to traffic beginning at about 4 p.m. to make way for special activities, including live music, a balloon artist, chalk drawing and giant games of checkers, tic tac toe, Connect Four and Anagram Cubes, according to the Downtown ...

TAP into Westfield’s Complete Guide to Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival: Week 8

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 20th Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival, taking place Tuesday nights in July and August from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., continues Aug. 23 with its eighth evening of free outdoor concerts by five bands at locations throughout Downtown Westfield. (Rain date Aug. 24.)

The festival is sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation.

Your complete guide to week eight ...

Jazz Night in Westfield Postponed to Wednesday

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jazz night in Downtown Westfield has been moved this week from Tuesday, Aug. 16, to Wednesday, Aug. 17, due to predicted rain, the Downtown Westfield Corporation announced.

Bands and locations will remain the same. To read our guide to this week’s bands, click here.

The Downtown Westfield Corporation is an advertiser on TAP into Westfield. To learn about becoming ...

Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Networking Breakfast Downtown

August 17, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — More than 40 local business people came together at Savory Spice Shop in Downtown Westfield Tuesday morning for the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s August networking breakfast.

“We want to thank the Savory Spice Shop for sponsoring our networking breakfast. We had a large turnout,” GWACC Executive Director Gene Jannotti said.

Wired Co-founder Kevin Kelly Remembers Hometown of Westfield

PACIFICA, CA — From traveling Asia as a freelance photographer for National Geographic to biking across America, Kevin Kelly, co-creator of the award-winning Wired magazine, has led a pioneering career since graduating Westfield High School in 1970.

At WHS, Kelly was a member of the school’s first soccer team and a sprinter on the track team. He said that track coach Walt ...

Duke’s Deli in Westfield to Reopen in September Under New Ownership

WESTFIELD, NJ — Duke’s Deli, a shop with a long history in Westfield, is set to reopen at the beginning of September under new owners Asad and Sofia Hussain.

The original Duke’s Deli was a Westfield staple, known for its sub sandwiches. That restaurant closed more than 10 years ago and has since been both a pasta bar and a bakery. Duke’s was resurrected in the same ...

Harmer Drops from Westfield BOE Race, Endorses Galligan

August 19, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — In a letter to the editor Friday, Westfield Board of Education candidate Will Harmer announced that he is dropping out of the race and endorsing incumbent Brendan Galligan. Harmer, a 2016 graduate of Westfield High School, was one of six candidates vying for three seats on the board.

“Over the past month, I have been looking through documents, talking to board ...

Westfield DPW Boasts New Look, New Equipment and Big Plans for Beautification

August 3, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — Lots of changes are afoot at the Westfield Department of Public Works, from the look of its trucks to tree removal and replacement downtown. DPW Director Greg O’Neil spoke with TAP into Westfield recently about some of the things that residents might notice — and some they may not. 

New equipment:

Thanks to budget increase approved by the town ...

Dredging of Westfield’s Mindowaskin Pond Delayed

WESTFIELD, NJ — Dredging of Mindowaskin Pond, which was expected to begin around Aug. 1, has been delayed more than a month, according to Westfield Director of Public Works Greg O’Neil. O'Neil said that the Department of Environment Protection will not be issuing any dewatering permits until the middle of September.

“We are delayed for a while but optimistic ...

Obituary: Susan Potok, 26, of Plainfield

July 30, 2016

Susan Charlotte Potok, of Plainfield, NJ, daughter of Robert Potok and Penny Johnson and sister of Paul Potok of Mountainside, died July 18 while en route to class in severe weather. She was 26 years old.

Active and alert from the start, Susie ran before she could walk, swam before she could read, and rode horses at the county stable into her teens. At the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, ...

Obituary: Ezra Kennedy, 17, of Westfield

Ezra Lee Kennedy was born on Sept. 5, 1998, in Plainfield, NJ, to proudest parents, Kevin Kennedy and Donna Lynn Kennedy, of Westfield, NJ. Ezra walked into eternal life on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the age of 17.

Ezra was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert Kennedy of Parlin, NJ, maternal step-grandfather Domenick Terrigno of Ruckersville, NJ. Ezra is survived ...

Rocking Horse Ranch: Year-Round Family Fun in the Hudson Valley

August 26, 2016

HIGHLAND, NY — If your kids get bored easily, Rocking Horse Ranch is up to the challenge.

Just a one-and-a-half hour drive from Westfield, the all-inclusive offers year-round horseback riding (“pony” rides for the little ones) on well-trained horses, a small indoor water park, an arcade with mini bowling, ping pong and a BB gun rifle range. In the winter, there’s ...

Westfield Jazz Fest to Take Over Quimby Street Tuesday for Summer Finale

WESTFIELD, NJ — On the last night of Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival 2016, to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 7 p.m. to p.m., Quimby Street will be closed to traffic beginning at about 4 p.m. to make way for special activities, including live music, a balloon artist, chalk drawing and giant games of checkers, tic tac toe, Connect Four and Anagram Cubes, according to the Downtown ...

TAP into Westfield’s Complete Guide to Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival: Week 8

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 20th Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival, taking place Tuesday nights in July and August from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., continues Aug. 23 with its eighth evening of free outdoor concerts by five bands at locations throughout Downtown Westfield. (Rain date Aug. 24.)

The festival is sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation.

Your complete guide to week eight ...

Retired Union County Sheriff's K9 Fredy Dies

August 25, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ – K9 Fredy, a veteran retired canine dog with the Union County Sheriff’s Office, died recently, according to a social media post from Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan.

“Our office shares this loss with Fredy’s longtime partner, Sgt. John Gillespie,” said Sheriff Cryan.  “Our thoughts and prayers are with Sgt. Gillespie and his family ...

A New York State of Mind in Clark, New Jersey

CLARK, NJ – You may be right! I may be crazy! But “we didn’t start the fire.” Swing by Oak Ridge Park on Wednesday night, Aug. 24, as Union County finishes off its 2016 Summer Arts Festival concert series with New York State of Mind, a Billy Joel tribute band.

“We wrap up another exciting summer of entertainment in our parks with a fabulous performance ...

Roselle Park Council Votes to Keep Veteran Display - Councilwoman Removed from Democratic Committee

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – As a big crowd watched, the Roselle Borough Council last night decided that it would not remove from town property a display showing a veteran kneeling by a Christian cross. 

Gregory Storey, the husband of Councilwoman Charlene Storey, spoke first giving his views against the wooded silhouette being placed at the library. Others, including veterans, took their ...

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There is Room for Improvement in Westfield Schools

August 17, 2016

Dear Parents and Students of Westfield, 

I was delighted to learn that Westfield High School was ranked 67th in Newsweek’s list of best schools in the nation. I’ve been truly blessed to have spent the past 12 years in Westfield Public Schools and can say that the award is both well deserved and not surprising. However, just two years ago, Westfield was ranked 29th in the ...

Westfield BOE Candidate Announces he is Dropping from Race

August 19, 2016

Dear Westfield Residents,

Today I write, with some sadness, that I am withdrawing my candidacy for Westfield Board of Education. I thank Westfield residents for taking my candidacy into consideration, and I thank all the support I have received, but due to reasons I will explain, I cannot continue to run in good conscience for the board.

Over the past month, I have been looking through ...

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Tue, August 30, 3:00 PM

Molly Maguires Irish Pub and Restaurant, Clark

BOGO Burgers @ Molly Maguires in Clark

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TACO TUESDAY NIGHT, Westfield

Taco Tuesday Night @ uber bistro

Food & Drink

Tue, August 30, 7:30 PM

Administration Building, Westfield

Westfield Board of Education Meeting

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Westfield Home Under Construction Burglarized & More

August 24, 2016

August 18, 2016, 10:41 a.m.

Report of a theft filed by a victim in the 700 block of Clark Street. Suspect(s) unknown took property valued at $50 from the front lawn of the victim’s property.

August 18, 2016 11:39 a.m.

Paul Linhart, age 24, of Medford, NJ, and Dean Nisenbaum, age 38, of Parlin, NJ, were arrested during a motor vehicle stop at E. Broad Street and Jefferson Avenue by ...

Audio: Point View's Dietze Details Three Great Investment Ops on Bloomberg

August 26, 2016

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, spoke live on Bloomberg Radio detailing three great investment opportunities:

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Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and achieve ...

Cats Found in Westfield

Two young cats/kittens found on Tremont Avenue. They have been coming to a resident's house and staying in the garden for the last two days, day and night, and show no sign of leaving. The two are described as inseparable.

One is black and white, the other is all gray. Contact Dee at 716-698-5847 if you have any information .

Westfield Area YMCA Offers Water Exercise Classes for All Ages and Fitness Levels

Westfield Area YMCA, 220 Clark Street, offers new water exercise classes this fall to help maximize fitness results while minimizing the stress on joints and muscles! 

New classes are Aqua Boot Camp which allows participants to reach their goal in a simple yet effective high intensity interval training and Yo Pi Chi which is a fusion class that combines Yoga, Pilates and Ai Chi in shallow ...

Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Entrepreneurship Academy to Be Hosted at Union Catholic

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- YEA! Westfield (Union County) will collaborate with Union Catholic High School to offer state-of-the-art classroom space for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), an innovative program entering its fourth year in Scotch Plains this fall that transforms students in grades 6 through 12 into successful business owners.

YEA! is a groundbreaking program that takes ...

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Thinking of Buying a Vacation Home?

Owning a vacation home is many people’s dream.  Being able to own property in one of your favorite locations as a second home provides a much needed escape from the pressures of everyday life.  It’s a special place designated to create memories with our families for years to come.  In fact, vacation home sales soared to 1.13 million in 2014.  The spike shows that ...

Vacation Homes - To buy or not to buy?

If you are anything like me, you begin to truly relax around the third day of your vacation. Soon after that, you visualize what life would be like working from a beach house six months out of the year.  Then you start to analyze:  How can I be sure I can afford the purchase? Is it a good investment?  Are there tax consequences?    

Here are some ...

Westfield School District Prepares English Language Learners

Westfield Public School students in the “English as a Second Language (ESL)” summer program enhanced their study of English prior to entering first, second, or third grades in September.  The eleven participants in the extended school year program are from China, Brazil, Mexico, Ukraine, Germany, India, Philippines and Russia.

This year, the program focused on learning ...

Beware of Tax Scams, & More

Beware of Tax Scams!

The Internal Revenue Service has issued warnings of an increasing number of telephone calls from scammers claiming to be from the IRS.  

Many are using strong-arming tactics, like threatening your arrest, to scare people into making payments or giving out their social security numbers, credit cards or other personal information.  

Understand ...

Ionesco’s ‘Exit the King’ Makes for Powerful Drama at New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – There’s dying and then there’s dying in long, drawn-out agony. Well, if you’ve been king for 400 years, you won’t disappear quietly. No doubt King Berenger thinks he’s immortal and, like many of us today, lingers long after he’s of any use to himself or others.

The king on "Exit The King" is ravenously alive early on, still ...

Redefining Emerging Markets

For the past 15 years, the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) had been given the most hype as emerging markets. These four nations carried the global economy, particularly when the US housing bubble burst in 2008. However, today only one BRIC stands as emerging, India.

China has already emerged as the second largest economy in the world. China’s economy is projected to ...

It Is Time To Come Clean On Past Due Tax Returns

Failing to file tax returns on time doesn't necessarily make you a criminal, but the penalty for procrastinating can be punishing.

What's the price you'll pay? The IRS can assess a failure to file penalty, which is usually 5% of your unpaid taxes per month, up to a maximum penalty of 25%. In addition, there is a penalty for failure to pay taxes on time. This penalty accumulates at ...