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‘Avoid The Summer Slide’ With Westfield Public Library Summer Reading Program

June 26, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Summer offers a break from school, but it doesn’t have to be a break from reading and the educational benefits of that activity.

Registration for the Westfield Memorial Library Summer Reading Program for tots to adults has begun and will continue until the program ends Sept. 2, the library announced. Children who register for the program track their reading ...

WNBA Legend Tamecka Dixon Delivers Keynote at Westfield High School Graduation (PHOTOS)

WESTFIELD, NJ — Retired WNBA star Tamecka Dixon’s wisdom for Westfield High School’s class of 2022: don’t expect quick success.

The Westfield native and former guard for the Los Angeles Sparks in delivering the keynote address at commencement Thursday sought to prepare the 453 graduates for their years to follow.

“The reality is that success for most does ...

Pelvic Physical Therapy Center Celebrates New Space in Downtown Westfield

June 25, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — HAVEN Pelvic Physical Therapy celebrated its new office space at 189 Elm Street in Downtown Westfield this week with Mayor Shelley Brindle and the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

At HAVEN, Dr. Katherine Pace, Dr. Jessica Golden and Dr. Jessica Palermo help patients with pelvic floor issues including incontinence, pregnancy, postpartum rehab, pelvic pain, back ...

NJ Department Of Health Announces First Case of Monkeypox in State

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18.

A confirmatory test for the monkeypox virus, one of the viruses associated with the ...

Westfield Restaurant Chefs Banged up in Saturday Crash, DWI Suspect Charged

June 27, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Old Havana Cuban Cuisine in downtown Westfield is asking customers to be patient with its limited staff in the coming days after its chefs were injured in a crash involving a suspected drunken driver Saturday night.

Restaurant owner Patricia Sommer told TAPinto Westfield that the three chefs were driving home when they were struck at North Avenue West and Edgewood Avenue, ...

Westfield Woman in Wheelchair Struck by SUV Driver, Taken to Hospital: Police

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 48-year-old Westfield woman in a wheelchair lost consciousness and suffered cuts to her face when she was struck by an SUV that was backing out of a parking space, police said Monday.

The woman was transported to University Hospital in Newark following the crash on Summit Avenue near Montauk Drive Thursday morning, according to Sgt. Michael Walsh.

The person ...

Westfield Restaurant Chefs Banged up in Saturday Crash, DWI Suspect Charged

June 27, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Old Havana Cuban Cuisine in downtown Westfield is asking customers to be patient with its limited staff in the coming days after its chefs were injured in a crash involving a suspected drunken driver Saturday night.

Restaurant owner Patricia Sommer told TAPinto Westfield that the three chefs were driving home when they were struck at North Avenue West and Edgewood Avenue, ...

Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library Celebrate 50 Years

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library are celebrating 50 years of volunteer efforts to provide residents with enhanced library facilities and services.

Mayor Shelley Brindle read a proclamation at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting that gave glimpses into the organization’s efforts since its founding in 1972. 

Brindle said the group has contributed ...

Westfield Restaurant Chefs Banged up in Saturday Crash, DWI Suspect Charged

June 27, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Old Havana Cuban Cuisine in downtown Westfield is asking customers to be patient with its limited staff in the coming days after its chefs were injured in a crash involving a suspected drunken driver Saturday night.

Restaurant owner Patricia Sommer told TAPinto Westfield that the three chefs were driving home when they were struck at North Avenue West and Edgewood Avenue, ...

Wonder Announces its First Ever Student of the Year Awards

NEW JERSEY — Wonder, a new home dining experience serving 22 towns in New Jersey, has announced its first ever Student of the Year awards. The company is currently accepting nominations for 2022 high school graduates that exemplify Wonder’s core values of mastery, compassion, and courage.

“These communities have been so welcoming to us,” Wonder Senior Director of ...

Internal Affairs Investigation Clears Westfield Cop in Racial Profiling Allegations

June 22, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Westfield Police Department internal affairs investigation clears a white patrol officer of allegations that he engaged in racial profiling. The report takes aim at the police supervisors who lodged those accusations and claim in a lawsuit they were retaliated against as a result.

The investigation report released to TAPinto Westfield through a ...

Pelvic Physical Therapy Center Celebrates New Space in Downtown Westfield

June 25, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — HAVEN Pelvic Physical Therapy celebrated its new office space at 189 Elm Street in Downtown Westfield this week with Mayor Shelley Brindle and the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

At HAVEN, Dr. Katherine Pace, Dr. Jessica Golden and Dr. Jessica Palermo help patients with pelvic floor issues including incontinence, pregnancy, postpartum rehab, pelvic pain, back ...

Westfield Frozen Yogurt Shop, Café Bohemian Raspberry to Close for Final Time

WESTFIELD, NJ — A frozen yogurt shop and café on Westfield’s south side is singing its swan song.

Bohemian Raspberry on Wednesday announced that it must close its doors and vacate the shop by Aug. 1 as its landlord will not renew the lease. It follows the establishment’s nearly 10-year-long run.

“The outpouring of support has been humbling and ...

Downtown Westfield: Baby Boutique, Smoothie Shop In, Co-Working Space Backs Out

June 20, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — A store that sells baby clothing and a new smoothie shop are added to the list of businesses coming to Downtown Westfield, but a co-working space that was planned for a lingerie shop’s old space has backed out of its plans to set up here.

Lew Kimble, chair of Downtown Westfield Corporation, detailed the changes during a meeting of special improvement ...

Addressing Traffic in Downtown Westfield, Council Makes Loading Zone on Elm Official

WESTFIELD, NJ — While Elm Street parklets are used by outdoor diners this summer, trucks will be able to deliver supplies to businesses in the area at a temporary loading zone, thanks to an amendment to the town’s loading zone ordinance approved by the Town Council on Tuesday.

The temporary loading zone with signage would be in front of Kilwin’s, an Elm Street ice ...

‘Broadway on Broad’ Cabaret in Westfield Raises $4K for LGBTQ Suicide Prevention

June 17, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly 100 audience members gathered at the James Ward Mansion in Westfield for the “Broadway on Broad Street” cabaret organized by two Westfield High School juniors last week.

The June 7 cabaret, which featured vocal performances by students from Westfield High School and other local schools, raised more than $4,000 for The Trevor Project, the ...

Westfield to Celebrate Juneteenth With Black History Bus Tour, Party

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Westfield is again celebrating Juneteenth with an African American history tour through Westfield, the organization announced.

It will be the second year that that MLK Westfield is hosting the tour for Juneteenth, following last year’s iteration of the popular ride that organizers ran on a trolley. The tour to be ...

With Tourney, Westfield Tennis Teams Mix it Up For Mental Health Awareness

June 18, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Blue Devil girls and boys tennis teams are raising awareness of mental health and strengthening connections between the teams with a mixed doubles tournament to be held Tuesday.

The tournament, “Play It Forward,” is designed to promote team bonding across the boys and girls varsity tennis teams and also join the national movement to raise mental ...

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Conor Daly

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 18-year-old Westfield High School senior is the state champion in the 3200-meter.

Conor Daly on Friday finished the run with a time of 9:11.10. Daly is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week.

“It was really special for me,” Daly said. “It was my first state title. It was great to cap off my New Jersey ...

Williams Nursery in Westfield Closing Next Month After 102 Years

June 2, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Williams Nursery is saying its goodbyes after more than a century in town.

The garden center on Springfield Avenue announced Thursday that its last day will be July 3.

“Closing a business that is 102 years old is a difficult thing,” the Williams and Jackson families said in a Facebook post. “Looking back, we have so much gratitude for the seasons that ...

Limited by State’s 2% Tax Cap, Westfield Schools Move to Public Vote on Budget

June 22, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Education this week approved moving its elections to April to allow for a public vote on the budget, something that would permit the board to exceed New Jersey’s 2% property tax levy cap.

The move approved by a unanimous vote of the school board on Tuesday will return board elections to the third Tuesday in April and allow the board to approve ...

VIDEO: Museum Gets Restoration Money, Town Staple Set to Close, Student Scholarships and Lemonade Stand for Charity

June 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A museum with ties to George Washington gets federal funding for restoration. Also, a town staple is set to close its doors after 10 years. Plus, a town awards scholarships to students and a 4-year-old runs a lemonade stand for charity.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Eagle Scout Accomplishment, Student Raises Awareness About Blood Donations, Welcoming New Firefighters and A Baseball Team Honored

NEW JERSEY - An Eagle Scout Project helps insect pollination at a Community Garden.  Plus, a student reminds the community about the importance of blood donation. Also, a baseball team is honored for its achievements this year.  And, new firefighters are welcomed. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

June 27, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

New Jersey's Small Town Gas Stations: The Front Lines of the Global Price War

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey has an economy about the size of Sweden’s though we consider ourselves a small state of smaller towns. 

In most of them, there's a few longtime gas stations that hired high school kids in summer to work the pumps, fixed kids’ bikes, sponsored community sports teams and tuned up your cars. 

I visited with the owner ...

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Fatal Crash in Clark Snarls Traffic on Garden State Parkway Thursday

June 23, 2022

CLARK, NJ – The northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway were shut for over five hours following a fatal crash near exit 135 Thursday morning.

Two Engine Companies from the Clark Fire Department, along with crews from the Colonia and Iselin Fire Departments, were dispatched to the scene at 6:36 a.m., authorities said. First responders found an overturned flatbed ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, June 28, 7:00 PM

Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Town Council Meeting

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Thu, June 30, 7:30 PM

Bandstand, Westfield

Independence Day Band Concert

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Mon, July 4, 10:00 AM

Reeve House , Westfield

Patriotic Readings

F.L.A.G. Westfield: Foreign Language Awareness Group

June 27, 2022

Foreign Language Awareness Group of Westfield has started registration of kids for the Fall 2022 school year!

Click on the form link below to register OR send your questions to: flag.languages @yahoo.com

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZhpwduzVX_xJwF9uJasJokD9_QpMkzd_6zQOREe6GHPC4Ug/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

30 Homes Sold June 18 - 25 in Westfield Area

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

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Rivero: Small Business Changes You Can Expect and Manage in 2022

Small business owners are navigating new challenges in their businesses after the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Can things "go back to the way it used to be?" Here are three factors that prove that we can’t just return to the way it was pre-pandemic.

 

1. Filling Positions

 

Some small businesses assume that once financial support from the ...

First Congregational Church of Westfield Presents 2022 Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award to Berkeley Heights Senior

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, First Congregational Church of Westfield presented its Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award to Makayla Curtis, a highly deserving Berkeley Heights high school senior. The award, which is given annually to a young person who has been an outstanding advocate for social justice, human rights and the rights of the less fortunate.

The award is presented each spring in ...

Using Citrus Essential Oils Safely This Summer

Nothing smells more like summer than the happy fresh aroma of lemon, lime and grapefruit essential oils. As much as we may love these essential oils, we need to be mindful that these little gems do come with safety concerns especially when worn out in the sun. 

In this short video, I introduce my summer cooling spray and also talk about how to safely and effectively use citrus ...

Westfield Financial Planning: Understanding Rising Interest Rates

During the last few years, borrowers and spenders have enjoyed historically low interest rates. However, analysts all agreed that at the Federal Reserve’s June meeting, interest rates were going to be increased.  Although rising interest rates have been anticipated, many Americans aren’t feeling prepared for the effects of these new rates. Combined with today’s exorbitant ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

World Language Honors at Westfield High School

One hundred and eighteen Westfield High School seniors received the Seal of Biliteracy, an award granted to students who attain proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.

There were other prestigious World Language honors as well. Senior Frank Wietry earned a perfect score on the National Latin Level 2 Exam. The distinction of a perfect score was only attained by a very ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Sweeps Music in the Parks Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Congratulations to student musicians from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison for outstanding performances that led to a clean sweep of championship trophies at this year’s Music in the Parks event.

The Jazz Band, conducted by Rick Fontaine, and Vocal Ensemble, directed by Sharon Byrne, both won first place and earned Superior ratings. The Vocal Ensemble also ...

Walk In Sunshine's New Website is Live!

Welcome to Walk In Sunshine. We are so honored and humbled to be a resource that continues to see hundreds of unique visitors each month to our website.

Founded in Westfield in 2018, Walk In Sunshine is a best-in-class website for grieving parents to find the resources they need, while providing financial assistance to local NJ families who have suffered the most devastating of losses.

The ...

Agent Spotlight: Rupa Kale

Rupa Kale, Sales Associate in the New Providence office, is a New York City transplant gone native. She’s immersed herself in her community of New Providence, sitting on several boards including the PTA and volunteering to improve her town. Her active community life makes her an expert on the local neighborhoods, its schools, and most importantly the commutes!

Rupa takes her job as a ...

Designer Thom Filicia Headlines Charity Event for Women’s Health

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — CWI.Design and other guests helped celebrate and fund the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF) Spring Luncheon. The May 5 event took place at Maplewood Country Club. Designer Thom Filicia headlined the event.

During the lunch program, guests heard from CDBCF President Becky Morano and other representatives of the organization. Morano talked about the ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...

'Enchanted April' Delights at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ — It’s a welcome sign to see The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opening for its 60th Anniversary Season. “Enchanted April” is a charming and moving choice with warmer weather coming on. The play also speaks to us on a number of levels, especially after our long hiatus during COVID-19.

The script by Matthew Barger, from a novel by Elizabet ...

Milestones

Congratulations Tyrone Hamilton

June 17, 2022

Congratulations Tyrone Hamilton! Best of luck in college at Michigan State University ... study hard and have lots of fun! 

Love, Aunt Cheray, Milan, David

47 Arrested at Illegal ‘Pop-Up’ Party in Wayne Saturday, Police Say

June 21, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – Nearly four dozen people were detained by Wayne Police after an illegal “pop-up party” was very briefly held in a vacant commercial property in Wayne on Saturday night.

New Jersey State Police tipped off Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff on Saturday afternoon, warning him that a group of people were posting invitations on social media for a “pop-up” party ...

Obituaries

Apr 6, 1946 - Jun 6, 2022
Dr. Udaykumar Champaklal Mehta of Westfield, New Jersey passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022, at the ...
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