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Tue, September 3, 4:00 PM

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta, Cranford

Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 09/03/2019 4:00pm 09/03/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Every Tuesday at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is Family Night where Kids Eat Free. This special runs from 4 p.m. to close and is valid for kids 12 and under.

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is located at 28 Eastman St, Cranford, NJ. You can reach the restaurant by phone at (908) 709-9000. Check out Vinny's website and Facebook page.

*Free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult ...

28 Eastman St Cranford, NJ
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Wed, September 4, 11:45 AM

Echo Lake Country Club, Westfield

Westfield Historical Society Luncheon

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Add to My Calendar 09/04/2019 11:45am 09/04/2019 2:30pm America/New_York Westfield Historical Society Luncheon

Westfield Historical Society’s September First Wednesday Luncheon: “New Jersey Originals: The History of Innovation in New Jersey” with author Linda Barth.

As part of The Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, Linda J. Barth, author of “New Jersey Originals: Technological Originals, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters and More” ...

515 Springfield Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sat, September 7, 10:00 AM

Spring Academy, Westfield

Spring Academy Grand Opening in Downtown Westfield

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Add to My Calendar 09/07/2019 10:00am 09/07/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Spring Academy Grand Opening in Downtown Westfield

After months of planning, Spring Academy Montessori School will proudly open its doors at its newest location in Westfield! Join us for our GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. - noon at 115 East Grove St, Westfield.

There will be refreshments, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, student performances, kids activities and more. Free and open to the community. Hope to see you ...

115 East Grove Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sat, September 7, 1:00 PM

Acting Out, Westfield

Grand Opening at Acting Out Westfield

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2019 1:00pm 09/07/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Grand Opening at Acting Out Westfield

You're Invited

JOIN US FOR:

-A ribbon cutting with Mayor of Westfield, Shelley Brindle

-A meet and greet with Broadway star Angelo Soriano from Disney's smash hit, Aladdin!

-Enjoy a performance from Acting Out's very own Broadway child stars

-Register for classes and enter to win two tickets to Broadway's Aladdin

- Yummy snacks

- AND fun giveaways!

439 South Ave W Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, September 8, 6:30 PM

Tamaques Park, Westfield

Night of Lights 5K Race in Westfield Sept. 8, 2019

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Add to My Calendar 09/08/2019 6:30pm 09/08/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Night of Lights 5K Race in Westfield Sept. 8, 2019

The first Night of Lights 5K is set for Sunday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Tamaques Park in Westfield. Proceeds will directly benefit Westfield’s first responders through the Tooley Legacy Foundation.

The race is in memory of the late Jake Tooley, 19, of Westfield, who passed away in August of 2017 during a house fire.

Runners may register online here. Read more about the inception fo ...

1101 Lamberts Mill Road Westfield, NJ
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Tue, September 10, 4:00 PM

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta, Cranford

Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 09/10/2019 4:00pm 09/10/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Every Tuesday at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is Family Night where Kids Eat Free. This special runs from 4 p.m. to close and is valid for kids 12 and under.

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is located at 28 Eastman St, Cranford, NJ. You can reach the restaurant by phone at (908) 709-9000. Check out Vinny's website and Facebook page.

*Free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult ...

28 Eastman St Cranford, NJ
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Wed, September 11, 7:00 PM

Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield

Event: 'Fifty years after 1969' to be Discussed ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/11/2019 7:00pm 09/11/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Event: 'Fifty years after 1969' to be Discussed at Westfield Memorial Library

On Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., lecturer Evan Weiner will present “The Year 1969: 50 Years Later.” He will detail the historical events of 1969, and how these events shaped modern culture.

The presentation will be held at the Westfield Memorial Library located at 550 East Broad St.

Milestone events of 1969 include the landing of the first man on the moon, the introduction of ...

550 East Broad St Westfield, NJ
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Thu, September 12, 1:00 PM

Vine Ripe Markets, Westfield

Have a Sip With Washington State Wine Man at Vine ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/12/2019 1:00pm 09/12/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Have a Sip With Washington State Wine Man at Vine Ripe in Westfield Friday

Ned Morris, the chief grape crusher at the winemaker, Reasons Wine, will be on hand at Vine Ripe Markets, 430 North Ave. East, in Westfield Friday, Sept. 13, from 1 – 8 p.m.

A sommelier from Washington, where the winery grows its grapes, he is an owner of the small production company, along with Chatham residents Ben von Doussa and John Barton.

On Friday, Morris will be offering ...

430 North Ave. East Westfield, NJ
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Fri, September 13, 6:30 PM

Main Y Facility, Westfield

Ailey Family Fun Night

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/13/2019 6:30pm 09/13/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Ailey Family Fun Night

The Westfield Area YMCA is proud to host a multi-generational evening of West African Dance and Jazz provided by Ailey Arts in Education. This family-fun community event will be held on Friday, Sept. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Main Y Facility, located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield.

Ailey Arts in Education is a division of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with a goal of inspiring ...

220 Clark St. Westfield, NJ
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Sat, September 14, 12:00 PM

St. John's Baptist Church, Scotch Plains

Annual Back to School Community Fair

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Add to My Calendar 09/14/2019 12:00pm 09/14/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Annual Back to School Community Fair

Serving Our Community!

The Outreach Ministry is excited to serve our community; we will be hosting our 11th Annual Back to School Community Fair. This is an outdoor event that will be held in the church parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 14; from noon to 4 p.m. The purpose of the fair is to assist children and families in pursuit of educational, health and social services information.

We would ...

2387 Morse Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, September 14, 1:00 PM

Mindowaskin Park, Westfield

Westfield Multicultural Festival

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Add to My Calendar 09/14/2019 1:00pm 09/14/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Westfield Multicultural Festival

This celebration of Westfield’s unique and diverse community will feature live music and dance performances, food, cultural displays, expo booths, crafts, origami, henna and a parade of countries.

The performances will include Indian dance troupes, Dholki drummers, a Bollywood flash mob, Chinese instrumental music a Lion Dance, belly dancers, a strolling barbershop quartet, Irish dancers ...

Westfield, NJ
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Sun, September 15, 1:00 PM

Nos Vino wine shop, Westfield

Deciphering Wine Labels

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Add to My Calendar 09/15/2019 1:00pm 09/15/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Deciphering Wine Labels

Come join us at Nos Vino wine shop at 127 Central Avenue, Westfield, NJ, from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday,
9/15.

Make reservations for the wine tasting and one hour seminar on "Deciphering Wine Labels" with the New Jersey Wine School. Tickets are $15/ person and can be purchased at Nos Vino or online at www.newjerseywineschool.com.

127 Central Avenue Westfield, NY 07090
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Tue, September 17, 4:00 PM

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta, Cranford

Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

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Add to My Calendar 09/17/2019 4:00pm 09/17/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Every Tuesday at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is Family Night where Kids Eat Free. This special runs from 4 p.m. to close and is valid for kids 12 and under.

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is located at 28 Eastman St, Cranford, NJ. You can reach the restaurant by phone at (908) 709-9000. Check out Vinny's website and Facebook page.

*Free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult ...

28 Eastman St Cranford, NJ
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Thu, September 19, 7:00 PM

The Crossroads, Garwood

Westfield Historical Society: Save Mary Music ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/19/2019 7:00pm 09/19/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Westfield Historical Society: Save Mary Music Event Fundraiser at the Crossroads

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at The Crossroads in Garwood as we enjoy three sets of live music by the band “Save Mary” and raise funds for the Westfield Historical Society.

This will be a casual evening of music, socializing, maybe some dancing, and fun. Bring your family and friends and make it a night out! A cover charge of $20 per person will be collected at the door.

78 North Avenue Garwood, NJ 07027
Bark With The Benjamins

Thu, September 19, 8:00 PM

Stage House Tavern, Mountainside

Bark With The Benjamins

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Add to My Calendar 09/19/2019 8:00pm 09/19/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Bark With The Benjamins

Please join the Plainfield Area Humane Society (PAHS) for “Bark With The Benjamins” on Friday, Sept 27 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Stage House Tavern in Mountainside, NJ. Come raise critical funds for PAHS and enjoy great music by The Benjamins. Enter to win a chance to have an acoustic trio by The Benjamins at your next backyard event along with other great prizes. Tickets are $30 ...

1099 US-22 Mountainside , NJ 07092
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Fri, September 20, 9:00 AM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

Find Passion in Retirement at Senior Activities ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/20/2019 9:00am 09/20/2019 11:00am America/New_York Find Passion in Retirement at Senior Activities Expo Sept. 20 in Westfield

Lifelong Westfield will host a Senior Activities Expo on Friday, Sept. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 756 E. Broad St., in Westfield. Seniors seeking social, volunteer and employment opportunities are encouraged to attend to learn about the many local clubs and organizations offering such activities. The event is free and a light breakfast will be served.

Gail Cassidy, a longtime ...

756 E. Broad St. Westfield, NJ
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Fri, September 20, 9:00 AM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

Lifelong Westfield Senior Activities Expo

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Add to My Calendar 09/20/2019 9:00am 09/20/2019 11:00am America/New_York Lifelong Westfield Senior Activities Expo

Lifelong Westfield will host a Senior Activities Expo on Friday, Sept. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 756 E. Broad Street in Westfield. Seniors seeking social, volunteer and employment opportunities are encouraged to attend to learn about the many local clubs and organizations offering such activities. The event is free and a light breakfast will be served.

Gail Cassidy, a longtime ...

756 E. Broad St. Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, September 22, 10:00 AM

Westfield

FestiFall Westfield

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Add to My Calendar 09/22/2019 10:00am 09/22/2019 5:00pm America/New_York FestiFall Westfield

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce presents 20th Annual FestiFall -Westfield, NJ on September 22nd from 10am-5pm in Downtown Westfield. Celebrate Fall with scores of vendors, amazing food, live entertainment, Kidzone on North Avenue with games and amusements. This event is Rain or Shine.

Downtown Westfield Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, September 22, 1:00 PM

Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield

Donations Days for the Children's & Teens' Book ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/22/2019 1:00pm 09/22/2019 4:30pm America/New_York Donations Days for the Children's & Teens' Book Sale @ WML

The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library Present the 9th Annual Children's & Teens' Book Sale (9/25 - 9/28)

Our inventory is sourced from donations from you, our Westfield Community. Please donate only gently used children’s and teens’ hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, and CDs only. Damaged or moldy books, VHS tapes, encyclopedias or records will be not accepted. We ...

550 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, September 22, 5:00 PM

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Westfield

2019-20 Steeple Concerts at St. Paul’s, ...

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2019 5:00pm 09/22/2019 6:30pm America/New_York 2019-20 Steeple Concerts at St. Paul’s, Westfield, will host wide-range musical stars. First up is ARGUS on Sunday, September 22nd.

Steeple Concerts at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield opens on Sunday, Sept. 22, with the dynamic and versatile Argus String Quartet.

Argus has quickly acquired an impressive reputation since its founding in Los Angeles in 2013. he group “draws unexpected musical connections across styles and centuries, fostering community amongst performers, audiences, and composers ...

414 E. Broad Street (near Euclid Ave.) Westfield, NJ 07090

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Union County Freeholders Speak Against NYC’s ‘Heartless’ Homeless Relocation Policy

December 9, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County freeholder board has taken action against New York City’s Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) policy, which has relocated several homeless families from the city to several Union County municipalities.

At their meeting Thursday night, the freeholders passed the following resolution:

“A Resolution urging New Jersey State Attorney General ...

Letter: The GRACE Act: Supporting Refugees Locally and Nationally

December 8, 2019

The Rohingya people face persecution not only from the government of Myanmar but also from the Bangladeshi government, which had taken them in as refugees of an ethnic cleansing.  Beginning in August 2017, Bangladesh took in more than 900,000 Rohingya Muslims (of about 1 million previously living in Myanmar).  Myanmar and Bangladesh have made attempts at repatriation deals, but most ...

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 ...

Westfield Area YMCA Devilfish Have Strong Swims at BAC Treasure Island

December 9, 2019

On Nov. 16 and 17 the Westfield Area Y Devilfish sent 110 swimmers to the BAC Treasure Island Invitational, which was hosted by Berkeley Aquatic Club in New Providence, NJ. There were multiple first and second place finishes with many personal best times being acquired.  The following swimmers earned top eight finishes at the meet:

GIRLS 10U: Olivia Constable ...

Rush Hour at the Port Authority Bus Terminal

During rush hour every evening, your bus is one of more than 1,200 NJ TRANSIT bus departures from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. In this video, we go behind the scenes of the world’s busiest bus terminal to see the incredible team effort that keeps all these buses moving.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal services more than 260,000 daily customers for both local and long-distance ...

Preparing for the Next Recession

The media are warning of a looming recession, to the point where some worry they are creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Yes, there will be another economic downturn someday. Yes, we are all going to die someday. Making drastic changes right now as though either event will occur tomorrow can lead to unhappy consequences.  Far better to have a long-term, organized financial plan in ...

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 ...

'A Christmas Carol' Reverberates at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ - When the spirited production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” begins, you’re inclined to think it’s a comedic take on grouchy Ebenezer Scrooge. But we soon see that the Neil Barlett adaptation of the tale does dwell on the dark side. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has more than done justice to this familiar tale.

Dickens had a way of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...