Juneteenth is a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. 

It commemorates June 19, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, when Union soldiers came to Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved people there learned that they were free.


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Juneteenth is a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

It commemorates June 19, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, when Union soldiers came to Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved people there learned that they were free.

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Springfield MVC Experience Indicative of Gridlock in Statewide System

July 9, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — For a second consecutive day on Wednesday, hundreds of state residents found themselves lined up outside the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) building in Springfield, waiting for hours to get in.

After July 7, the first day the MVC reopened statewide, reports of long lines at every single facility began filtering in, with some people spending their ...

Letter: Tom Kean and the Environment

July 9, 2020

“It's so important to me that we maintain our environment so that future generations can experience pristine nature the way we all have had the opportunity to.” — Tom Kean Jr.

Sen. Kean posted this statement on social media along with a photo of his younger self smiling in an outdoor setting.

Only few days later, the Trump Administration announced its intention to ...

VIDEO: Point View's Dietze Offers Healthy Take on CVS

July 10, 2020

Stocks are up over 40% since their March low. Do you invest new money now and if so where? Point View’s David Dietze Skypes live with Nicole Petallides:


Point View Wealth Management is an SEC-registered investment adviser and part of Peapack Private Wealth Management. For over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management has been providing customized ...

Atlantic Health System Safe Care: “Laura’s Story”

When Laura and her husband were ready to have their second child, they were relieved to see the team at Atlantic Health System was prepared to deliver calm, exceptional care, even during the pandemic. Learn more at https://www.atlantichealth.org/.


How Has The COVID-19 Lockdown Affected Our Relationship?

COVID-19 has reshaped our personal relationships. Life in lockdown has forced us to live in close proximity to one another and balance work, children, homeschooling and finances during an already stressful time. On the other hand, social distancing has isolated us from our friends, family, communities and activities that we once enjoyed.

Although we are beginning to see some sense of ...

29 Homes Sold June 28 - July 5 in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside & Cranford

Twenty-nine homes were sold June 28 through July 5, 2020, in Westfield, Cranford, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Garwood, according to the Garden State MLS.*

TOWN                  ADDRESS             STYLE    ...

6 Tips to Making the Most of Your Temporary Working from Home Space

When you first got word that your job would transition to a temporary work-at-home position, you may have had visions of curling up cozily on your coach with your laptop perched just so. You’d be in your pajamas or your favorite pair of comfy clothes and life would be awesome. You’d find that perfect balance between productive and relaxed.

Then reality hit. The couch isn’t ...

House Passes Five-Week PPP Extension

Congress has joined the Senate in extending the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses.

The bill now goes to President Trump for signature. The extension is intended to provide more time for small businesses to apply for the approximately $129 billion in PPP funding remaining.

The loans are available to small businesses that were in operation on Feb. 15 with 500 or fewer ...

A Faith Home Where all are Welcome … Virtually!

At First Congregational Church, whether you cross our threshold in person or virtually, you will enter a spiritual community with a long and rich history of encouraging freedom of thought and a strong commitment to supporting and serving those who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

Though FCC’s church building has been closed during this unprecedented challenging time, the ...

Travel and Entertainment Stocks: Still Too Early?

As America went into lockdown from the fiercest pandemic in a century, travel took a back seat to safety and home.  Vacations, commuting, dining out, attending sporting events, trips to casinos, all came to a screeching halt.  These businesses closed their doors, furloughed their employees and went into survival mode.  They hoped to shepherd their cash to make it through a ...

Cat Missing from Westfield Home

Hudson, an indoor cat, got out Sunday night and has not come home.

If anyone spots him (he’s super friendly), please email smbeliveau@gmail.com. 

Where There's a Will There's a Why

Why do certain people find satisfaction in Judaism while others are bored stiff? Why is faith exciting for some and irrelevant for others, a joy for one guy and an absolute burden for the next? One fellow cannot imagine going to work without first putting on his tefillin and the other hasn't seen his tefillin since his bar mitzvah 40 years ago. This woman ...

There’s Still Time to Sign Up for Camp at the Westfield Area YMCA!

Spots are still available for Westfield Area YMCA traditional day camps this summer. 

All camps will meet the new guidelines set by the CDC, ACA (American Camp Association) and state and local government. These include social distancing regulations and small group size. All staff have been trained on COVID-19 safety, disinfecting and best practices for a ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Kathy Cryan of TAPinto Union

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of July 2020 is Kathy Cryan, who owns and operates TAPinto Union.  With a background in business, Cryan has amassed a very large readership, routinely breaking 150,000 pageviews per month with more than 3,500 residents subscribed to the free daily newsletter and almost 5,000 followers on Facebook, while building a profitable online ...

Keeping Your Business Going in These Difficult Times

The economic shutdown that we’ve endured as a nation as we attempt to combat COVID-19 has created significant challenges for small business owners. Even those that were thriving before the crisis are not immune to the effects of a sustained closure or limitation on how they operate.

If you’re among the millions of American small business owners worried about being able to pay your ...

Union County Residents: Make One Change

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is asking county residents to join a global initiative to reduce their plastic waste during the month of July, and hopefully long after.  Plastic Free July is a world-wide movement that encourages people to become part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can all have cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful litter-free ...

Rutgers President Holloway Addresses Whether There Will Be a Football Season

July 7, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jonathan Holloway answered questions about a pandemic, a multimillion dollar budget shortfall and more during his first news conference as Rutgers president.

The news conference, however, ended on a lighter note.

“If there is no football season,” one reporter asked Holloway, “will you be going to your peers at Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio State and ...


Jun 18, 1944 - May 1, 2020
John La Forte, of Edison, NJ passed away early Friday morning May 1, 2020, due to ...
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