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Wed, November 20, 7:00 PM

Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield

Adrian Cunningham Jazz Trio at Westfield Memorial ...

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Add to My Calendar 11/20/2019 7:00pm 11/20/2019 8:15pm America/New_York Adrian Cunningham Jazz Trio at Westfield Memorial Library

The Westfield Memorial Library concludes the Weiss Family Jazz Series for 2019 with the Adrian Cunningham Trio.

Adrian Cunningham is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and world traveler. Originally from Sydney, Australia and now based in New York, he is proving to be one of his country's top exports. He will be accompanied by a guitarist John Merrill and a bass ...

550 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
Westfield Recreation - Pinterest Workshop for Seniors

Fri, November 22, 10:00 AM

Westfield Recreation Department, Westfield

Westfield Recreation - Pinterest Workshop for ...

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Add to My Calendar 11/22/2019 10:00am 11/22/2019 11:15am America/New_York Westfield Recreation - Pinterest Workshop for Seniors

Looking for a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving Table? Look no further than the Westfield Recreation Department! We will be running a Pinterest Workshop for Seniors on Nov. 22 from 10 am to 11:15 a.m. The last day to register is Nov. 20*. Register — online, mailing in or stop in and see us! Must be 62 and older.

425 East Broad St Westfield , NJ 07090
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Sat, November 23, 8:00 PM

The James Ward Mansion , Westfield

Bubbles and Beats at The James Ward Mansion

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Add to My Calendar 11/23/2019 8:00pm 11/23/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Bubbles and Beats at The James Ward Mansion

Two-time Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis and wine educator/entertainer Sandra Zotti are back at it for the 4th instalment in their music and wine series — Bubbles & Beats.

Kicking off the festivities will be the one and only John Ward, followed by a special piano performance by Sandra herself.

VIP access begins at 7 p.m. and includes early entry, meet and greet with Constantine, ...

169 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, November 24, 3:00 PM

The First Baptist Church of Westfield, Westfield

A Feast of American Music

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Add to My Calendar 11/24/2019 3:00pm 11/24/2019 5:30pm America/New_York A Feast of American Music

The Musical Club of Westfield is proud to announce its biennial Scholarship Benefit Concert A Feast of American Music. This red, white and blue musical event, produced by Kay Macrae, will give thanks for the many cultures and talented people that have made American music unique. From colonial days to the present time, from the north, south, east and west, comes the music made in America and ...

170 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, November 24, 3:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

DUPLICATE Mostly Music Chamber music series

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Add to My Calendar 11/24/2019 3:30pm 11/24/2019 5:15pm America/New_York DUPLICATE Mostly Music Chamber music series

Mostly Music presents the second concert of its 40th anniversary season on Sunday, November 24th at 3:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield. The concert will begin with Schubert's ever-popular "Trout" Quintet for Piano and Strings and will include Skalkottas' Duo for Violin and Viola and a variety of traditional Greek music for chamber ensemble. The concert features Greek ...

756 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, November 24, 3:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

Mostly Music Chamber Music Series

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Add to My Calendar 11/24/2019 3:30pm 11/24/2019 5:15pm America/New_York Mostly Music Chamber Music Series

Mostly Music presents the second concert of its 40th anniversary season on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield.

The concert will begin with Schubert's ever-popular “Trout” Quintet for Piano and Strings and will include Skalkottas' Duo for Violin and Viola and a variety of traditional Greek music for chamber ensemble.

The concert features Greek ...

756 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090

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Police Recover 780 Grams of Cocaine, Cash and Gun in Arrest of Plainfield Man: Prosecutor

December 4, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield Police Division investigation, with assistance from the Prosecutor’s Office’s newly formed Opioid Task Force yielded the arrest of a city man and the recovery of a significant quantity of cocaine and a loaded firearm, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Wednesday.

Juan Carlos Franco, 39, was charged with first-degree ...

Letter: Superintendent Sums Up Westfield School Board Meeting

December 6, 2019

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting on December 3, 2019

On behalf of the entire Board of Education, Board President Peggy Oster congratulated Washington Elementary School on its designation as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School.  Principal Dr. Andrew Perry, along with students and staff, welcomed the Board to Washington School with a presentation that included remarks by Dr.

Westfield Police Blotter: Vehicle Theft, Stolen Snowblower, Shoplifting, Drugs & More

November 27, 2019

Nov. 4 at 9:36 p.m.

Officers arrested Elijah Aji, 22, of Irvington, for possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of prescription pills without a prescription, police said. The arrest followed a motor vehicle stop, police said. He was processed at police headquarters and released on a summons, police said.

Nov. 6 at 12:40 a.m.

Officers arrested James Burns, 38, of East ...

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Make a Difference with the Rutgers Environmental Stewards of Union County

December 6, 2019

Union County residents can make a New Year’s resolution that will have a lasting impact by joining the Rutgers Environmental Stewards of Union County. The all-volunteer Environmental Stewards program helps members of the public learn how to take specific steps leading to improvements in the environmental health of their communities. 

“The Environmental Stewards program equips ...

Holiday Gift Guide: Financial Gifts with a Lasting Impact

The gift-giving season is fast approaching. So, if you are like a lot of people, this means you are spending time trying to brainstorm gifts to give your loved ones – something that they will use and appreciate. For those disillusioned with giving gifts that are quickly used up or forgotten the moment the wrapping paper comes off, consider a financial gift designed to make an impact. Here ...

Cat Lost from Westfield Home

Joey got out of his home on the 800 block of Summit Avenue Wednesday. He is a long-haired gray cat, 7 years old. He is chipped.

Joey may be inside of someone's garage, shed or outdoor building. If you see him, please call 908-233-2262.

Meet Westfield Area YMCA Staff Member Nick Morelli!

Meet Westfield Area YMCA staff member, Nick Morelli. Take Coach Nick’s advice and “do something that you can enjoy for the rest of your life”. Come enjoy working at the Westfield Area Y. Join our staff--check out our current employment opportunities at: www.westfieldynj.org/about/job-opportunities.

 

 

Feeling Stressed? Let Go of Trying to Do it All

Remember those goals you set back in January? The ones you gave yourself a year to complete. You’ve got a month left. There are also those other goals you’ve raised along the way and your original deadlines are starting to come into view for those, too. There are holiday gatherings — professional and social. There are concerts and pageants at the kids’ school and Great ...

Three Ways to Invest

Douglas A. Boneparth is a Westfield resident and Founder of Bone Fide Wealth, LLC, a boutique wealth management firm in New York City, and co-author of The Millennial Money Fix. Contact Douglas to learn how he’s not your parent’s financial advisor.

Investing is now a commodity. If you think differently, you’re in denial. Look around, the market is ...

Surviving The Holiday Season After Losing a Loved One

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one. Most of us are not prepared for the long journey of grief which is sometimes devastating, frightening, and often lonely. 

We may think, do, and say things that are very unlike us.  There seems to be no respite, no end to the intense feelings that we experience. These feelings can be even more intensified during ...

'Cinderella' Shimmers at Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The story of Cinderella and her prince seems to have ongoing appeal for all ages. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical glitters and shines with strong voices and sharp choreography by Joann M. Hunter. Director Mark Hoebee has brought a loving, affectionate touch to this production. Artistic Director Mark S.Hoebee brings affectionate insights to this production,

The play leans ...

15 Homes Sold Nov. 24 — Dec. 1 in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Cranford, Fanwood, Mountainside, Garwood

Fifteen homes were sold Nov. 24 through Dec. 1, 2019, in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Garwood and Mountainside.*

TOWN                   ADDRESS           ...

Thanksgiving: A Day to Be Thankful for What We Have in New Jersey 

In the 1620s, Pilgrims arrived in the New World seeking sanctuary from the religious persecution they experienced in England. The small number of Pilgrims established s colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest, which the Pilgrims celebrated with Native Americans, who helped them pass the last winter by giving them ...

The Appeal of Dividend Stocks

Today’s low interest rates have investors searching for yield.  As the S&P 500’s dividend rate of 2% hovers around the 10-year Treasury bond’s yield of 1.7%, bonds no longer seem the easy answer.  Bond investments may let you sleep at night, but their return, especially when factoring in inflation, will not help investors reach their retirement savings goals. The ...

Video: Cardinal Tobin Shares Vision for Newark Archdiocese

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. recently shared his pastoral vision, Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead, for the future of the Archdiocese of Newark at four Archdiocesan parishes. The vision is based on six key pillars and resulted from nearly three years of listening to parishioners, clergy, religious, and other faithful.

The pastoral vision, which maps out the future of the ...

NJ TRANSIT Launches New Online Performance Dashboard

As part of NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to improving service and transparency, and in support of Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 80, NJ TRANSIT has launched a new Progress by the Numbers performance dashboard at njtransit.com/performance. The dashboard contains industry-standard metrics for on-time performance, mechanical reliability and the causes for delays and ...

Innovation and Compassion: Overlook Medical Center Gives Summit's Homeless Sleeping Bags - Hand-made from Surgical Wrap

SUMMIT, NJ – DECEMBER 2019 - With icy weather on its way, Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center put its innovative spirit to work to help protect the City of Summit’s homeless population, with a donation of its own hand-made sleeping bags and pillows, created from re-purposed surgical blue wrap.

Surgical blue wrap, used to cover sterile surgical instruments and ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Elizabeth Clee of TAPinto Clark

The featured TAPinto franchisee for December 2019 is Elizabeth Clee of TAPinto Clark.  Elizabeth, a former Human Resources corporate warrior, has used her corporate background and business experience to create her own successful, profitable business while giving back to the community at the same time. 

Q. Why did you want to franchise your  TAPinto site? What caused ...

29 Winter Concerts Lined up in Westfield Public Schools

A total of 29 winter concerts are taking place in Westfield Public Schools, beginning Dec. 3, 2019 and ending on Feb. 8, 2020.  The entire schedule is posted on the district’s website at www.westfieldnjk12.org and appears below.

Westfield senior citizens are once again invited to the final rehearsal of Westfield High School’s Winter Choral Concert on Wednesday, Dec.

Milestones

Rebecca Citarella to Wed Brandon Fast

November 30, 2019

Joseph and Deborah Citarella of Scotch Plains would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Rebecca Citarella, graduate of the SPFHS 2017, studying Nursing at  Ramapo College of NJ, to wed Brandon Fast from Anchorage, Alaska attending West Point Military Academy, graduating class of 2020.

Wedding is set for May 2020.

Happy Birthday, Westfield BOE Member J. Brendan Galligan!

Happy Birthday to Westfield school board member J. Brendan Galligan from all of us at TAPinto Westfield!

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice

November 30, 2019

Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the highest proportion of ...