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Tue, December 11, 7:00 PM

Westfield Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Town Council Meeting

Community Calendar Government

Add to My Calendar 12/11/2018 7:00pm 12/11/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Westfield Town Council Meeting

At 7 p.m., the town council of the town of Westfield will meet in conference session, at which the public may attend and make comments and address council to discuss and consider matters of public business upon which no formal action will then be taken but which may subsequently be acted upon in a regular council meeting. The council will meet in the adjacent Council Conference Room for a ...

425 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090

Wed, December 12

Ava's Kitchen & Bar, Kenilworth

Guest Mixologist Raymond Keane at Ava's Kitchen & ...

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 12/12/2018 12:00am 12/12/2018 11:30pm America/New_York Guest Mixologist Raymond Keane at Ava's Kitchen & Bar

Mixologist Cameo Series ain’t stopping! Swing through on Wednesday Dec. 12. Mr Raymond Keane will be doing a special guest appearance from 5pm till Midnight, then he vanishes back to his hometown restaurant Kitchen Step in Jersey City. Come and sip his tasty treats and get to know a good friend of ours. Cocktails and good times all night. Oh yeah, we might make some pizza too.

Ava's ...

1 North 21st Street Kenilworth, NJ 07033 true

Wed, December 12


Free Wellness Wednesday at Westfield Area YMCA

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 12/12/2018 12:00am 12/12/2018 11:00pm America/New_York Free Wellness Wednesday at Westfield Area YMCA

The community can take advantage of the Y’s land and water group exercise classes, swim assessments, open gym and swim times as well as the fitness facilities free of charge on every Wednesday, Nov. 28 through Dec. 19.

Valid ID is required.

Two new ADA-compliant racquetball courts are now open and will also be available for use on Wellness Wednesdays with a reservation.

220 Clark Street Westfield, NJ 07090 true

Wed, December 12, 1:30 PM

First Baptist Church, Westfield

Free Holiday Concert by Musical Club of Westfield

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 12/12/2018 1:30pm 12/12/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Free Holiday Concert by Musical Club of Westfield

This Months’ Free Concert Offered by the Musical Club of Westfield The public is invited to attend a free concert given by The Musical Club of Westfield on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. This is the December offering in year-long series of events sponsored by the Musical Club and will be held at the First Baptist Church of Westfield located at 170 Elm Street in Westfield, NJ.

The ...

170 Elm St Westfield, NJ 07090

Sat, December 15, 9:15 AM

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Summit

Make-Your-Own Christmas Ornament

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 12/15/2018 9:15am 12/15/2018 10:30am America/New_York Make-Your-Own Christmas Ornament

Join us with your child for a free holiday workshop on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, featuring the story of "Mouse's Christmas Gift" by Mindy Baker! Following story time, your child will create two handmade ornaments — one to bring home for their own tree and another to give to someone in need! (pre-K to grade 3) Free and open to the public, but pre-registration required. Visit ...

83 Ashland Road Summit, NJ 07901
Community Christmas Show

Sat, December 15, 4:00 PM

First United Methodist Church, Westfield

Community Christmas Show

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 12/15/2018 4:00pm 12/15/2018 5:00pm America/New_York Community Christmas Show

Free Community Christmas Show

at First United Methodist Church Westfield

December 15 at 4 pm

First United Methodist Church of Westfield opens its doors for a free Community Christmas Show with multigenerational talent and aspiring musicians from Westfield and the surrounding area. A Church choir will sing familiar tunes while soloists and instrumentalists showcase holiday favorites.

1 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090

Mon, December 17, 7:00 PM

Vine Ripe Markets, Westfield

Mozzarella-Making Class at Vine Ripe Markets

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 12/17/2018 7:00pm 12/18/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Mozzarella-Making Class at Vine Ripe Markets

Interested in learning the secret behind making fresh mozzarella? Join Vine Ripe Markets on Monday nights and learn the art of making this great cheese. Reservations are required. Call 908-233-2424 for more details.

Vine Ripe Markets is located at 430 North Ave E. in Westfield, NJ. Visit our website for more information on this class and our store. Shop Local, Shop Convenient, Shop Vine Ripe!

430 North Ave E. Westfield, NJ 07090

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Man Dies in Cranford House Fire Sunday Morning

December 9, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ — A house fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home on Hillcrest Avenue and left one man dead. 

The body of the man is believed to be the homeowner. Cranford Fire Chief Daniel Czeh called the body "unidentifiable" but investigators can use other methods such as dental records to help identify the victim.  

Firefighters from multiple towns ...

Westfield Board of Education Meeting and Workshop on Dec. 4, 2018

December 9, 2018


On behalf of the entire Board, Board President Gretchan Ohlig presented congratulatory certificates to 10 members of the Boys Cross Country team and their coaches as NJSIAA Sectional Champions.  The boys team also finished 2nd at the Group 4 State Championship and competed at the Meet of Champions.  Coach Christopher Tafelski, who also was ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Drunken Driving, Fraud, Vehicle Burglary

December 5, 2018

Dec. 1 at 10:52 p.m.

Officers arrested Hasitha Kakileti, 21, of Westfield, for drunken driving, police said. The person was processed and released to a responsible party, police said.

Dec. 1 at 12:19 a.m.

Luis Caguana Loja, 30, of Newark, was arrested for drunken driving, police said. He was processed and released to a responsible party, police said.

Dec. 4 at 7:19 p.m.

Kenneth ...

Westfield Dr. King Association Announces 32nd Annual Service

December 10, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Westfield will hold its 32nd Annual Interfaith Commemoration Service on Jan. 21 at the First Congregational Church of Westfield, 125 Elmer St.

The theme of the service to be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be Striving for the Highest Good: Responding to Acts of Hatred.

The Dr. King Association sponsors an ...

Tepp: Home Info for the Holidays

Well, here is some lousy news for you: Interest rates are increasing and the stock market may continue its decline. 

For much of the last two months, the stock market has been particularly volatile while dropping over 10% from its year highs. Interest rates have been increasing and are expected to continue to rise through 2019. 

Higher interest rates have deterred home ...

Westfield Students Enjoy Coding During Computer Science Education Week

WESTFIELD, NJ — There was a low hum of excited voices in the Washington School library on Dec. 5 as a group of third and fifth graders took part in Hour of Code activities during Computer Science Education Week.

“I made it,” said one youngster as he did a little dance in his seat upon completing a programming level.

Computer code is the basic set of instructions or rules ...

Westfield Area YMCA Announces Winter Registration

WESTFIELD, NJ — Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA Winter program session begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 for Full Members and at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10, for Basic and Non-Members.  The session runs Jan. 2 — Feb. 23. A printable version of the Winter Session Guide is available at

Kick off the New Year at the Y and enjoy programs ...

How to Deal with Difficult Family During The Holidays

Family get-togethers are not always easy. Many of us dread having to participate in some of the social events that take place during this time. We may begin to experience stress knowing that our gathering will involve some relatives or immediate family which we really do not like. 

We may feel the tension building as we think about in-laws and/or relatives who have such strong ...

42 Home Sold In Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Mountainside, Cranford

                              42 Home sold November 26 thru December 9 2018 in Mountainside Fanwood ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Bobbie Peer

This week's featured franchisee owns not one, not two, but three TAPinto franchises! Find out what she loves about owning and operating her own business, how she got started, and how she manages, TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto New Providence, and TAPinto Mountainside full-time.

Q: When did you join

Bobbie Peer: I started as a sales ...

How To Pay For Long Term Care -- And How Not To

Want to terrify yourself? Read statistics about aging and long term care. Today, about 6.3 million Americans need long term care.  That number is expected to increase to 15 million by 2050. Scarier still is that few individuals have the resources to pay for the necessary care. That’s why 83 percent of all care is provided by family members or friends. Unsurprisingly, 75 ...

Guest Op-Ed: Vote to End US Military Presence in Yemen

November 27, 2018

Buildings collapse. Bodies lie still in piles of rubble. Children scrounge for food. Smoke and flames paint the skies of cities. Bombs rain down, soldiers shoot and tanks pass through. But the way we talk about policy in Yemen is in relation to Iran and our foothold in the Middle East.

In March 2015, rebels took over Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. Concerned about the rebels’ ...

Rivero: What You Need to Know About Finances and Living Together After 50, Unmarried

An increasing number of people over 50 are deciding to share a living arrangement with a partner rather than get married. There are about 18 million people of all ages in these relationships, the Pew Research Center notes, up about 30 percent in less than a decade.

About one-quarter of them are 50 or older, and that number has jumped 75 percent in the same period. Here is some advice on ...

Boneparth: Saving for Your Child's Future

As young parents, many of us spend a lot of time, money and energy having and raising children. After all, family planning is what brought me and my wife to our beautiful town of Westfield. But, what about planning for things once our kids grow up? I am glad you asked because there are a number of things we can do as parents to help save for their future, whether it’s a college education, ...

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving  Leontes, King of Sicilia and Archidamus, a Bohemian Lord, ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 23

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.


Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

December 8, 2018

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...

Police Seek Help Locating Missing Watchung Woman

December 10, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6.

A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47, of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Watchung Borough Chief of Police Joseph Cina.

Kim walked away from her residence ...


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Susan Jo Kaplan, 77, Gold Medal Maccabiah Olympic Games Judo Champion, Westfield Rescue Squad ...
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