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Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

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Add to My Calendar 08/20/2019 7:00pm 08/21/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation. Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. The festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rain dates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

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Two top Officials Retire from Union County Prosecutor’s Office

October 13, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two Union County officials have retired after nearly 30 years of service.

Chief of Detectives Vincent Gagliardi and Assistant Prosecutor John Esmerado have both retired from their positions at the Union County Prosecutor’s Office. They were honored for their service to the county during the freeholder board meeting Thursday.

Esmerado, who is retiring after ...

Letter: Mayor Brindle's Selective Inclusion

October 14, 2019

The local LGBTQ community was rightly proud when Westfield raised the rainbow flag outside Town Hall during pride month this past June.  Sadly, Mayor Shelly Brindle is not willing to extend the same courtesy to help other local communities celebrate their pride.

Notwithstanding the precedent she set earlier this year, Mayor Brindle recently denied a request from Westfield's Italian ...

Candidate Statement: Restoration of the Raritan Valley Line One-Seat Ride

October 14, 2019

This morning, I joined Governor Phil Murphy at the Westfield Train Station to announce the restoration of our off-peak, one-seat ride to New York Penn Station on the Raritan Valley Line.

As a former commuter for 10 years, I know first-hand the pains of not having a one-seat ride on the Raritan Valley rail line. More time commuting means less time with your family, and so I will always ...

Lifelong Westfield to Host Senior Property Tax Relief Forum

October 14, 2019

Lifelong Westfield has arranged to have the Senior Citizens Council of Union County present a program on Property Tax Relief on Thursday, October 24, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Westfield, 140 Mountain Ave.   Seniors who wish to stay in their homes are encouraged to attend to learn more about property tax relief programs available to them.  Seating is limited to ...

Three Westfield High School Seniors Named National Hispanic Scholars

Westfield High School seniors Etan Zeller MacLean, Luke Pardo and Sandrine Perez have been named 2019-2020 National Hispanic Scholars as part of the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). 

According to the College Board, the program honors more than 7,000 academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino juniors each year who achieve a qualifying score on the PSAT/NMSQT ...

More Changes to Over Time Rules

Employees who make less than $35,568 are now eligible for overtime pay under a final rule issued recently by the U.S. Department of Labor. The new rate will take effect Jan. 1, 2020.

To be exempt from overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, employees must be paid a salary of at least the threshold amount and meet certain duties tests. If they are paid ...

Common Misunderstandings: Your Rights and Responsibilities in the Workplace

1. I Can Sue My Employer Simply Because of his/her Hostile Attitude.

An unlawful “Hostile Work Environment Harassment” means conduct and speech that is intimidating, offensive, abusive and/or otherwise offensive, going beyond rudeness or casual joking because of a person’s membership in a protected class (e.g., race gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, disability or ...

The Inverted Yield Curve – What Does It Mean to Me?

Investors who follow the markets have seen headlines in recent weeks about something called the “inverted yield curve.” For those less familiar with the phenomenon, an inverted yield curve is essentially a point on a chart where short-term investments in U.S. Treasury bonds pay more than long-term ones. And when it occurs, it’s generally regarded as a warning sign for the ...

Roll-up Your Sleeves and Dig into Seasonal Cleaning

The days are getting shorter. The temperatures are getting cooler. Your summer routines at home have given way to homework and school bus schedules. The garden centers have turned over their stock from summer’s bright colors to warm hues of mums and ornamental cabbages. Autumn is upon us. Grab yourself a cup of pumpkin-spice-something to drink and let’s talk about “Fall ...

Westfield’s World War I Memorial Gets Autumnal Look Donated by Susan Massa

Susan Massa, local resident and real estate broker associate of Keller Williams, along with Craig Gibson, supervisor of the Westfield Department of Public Works, created a beautiful autumn look of white and yellow mums this week for the fall festivities in Westfield and Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2019, honoring all Veterans.

The chrysanthemum, or the so-called “golden ...

Westfield Area YMCA And UnitedHealthcare To Kick Off Free 7th Grade Initiative

The Westfield Area YMCA will hold a kickoff event for this school year’s 7th Grade Initiative on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Main Y Facility located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield. Seventh graders and their families are invited to learn about the free program and enjoy the interactive sport wall, climbing wall and fitness testing.

In partnership with ...

Red Flags in Dating

The first stage of dating begins with a sense of excitement and eagerness to learn about each other. Many of us enter into a relationship with the hope that this “may be the one”. There are many internet dating services that make promises of finding the right partner for you.  This can certainly happen and for a few, it’s been a very successful way of finding ...

Is There Something You Would Like to Change About Your Smile?

We all have things we want to change. From a hairstyle to a job, there are many aspects of our lives where we crave change, and your smile might be one of them. Whether it’s for a wedding, a job interview, or just because you want your confidence back, Clearsmile gets it. If you’re reading this and thinking to yourself, “what would it be like to not be afraid to smile?” ...

New Jersey's Failing Infrastructure

For decades, New Jersey has been kicking the can down the road with regard to infrastructure. Well, as of now even that road is in such bad shape, that the can can’t be kicked any further.

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave New Jersey a failing grade of D+. Almost 10% of our bridges are “structurally deficient”. The same for about 42% of our roads. Water systems, NJ ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: John Mooney of TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood

The featured TAPinto franchisee for October 2019 is John Mooney of TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.   John, a public relations professional, has been able to utilize his skills to create a successful, profitable business for himself and one of TAPinto's most widely-read sites.  

Q. You have an interesting background.  Can you tell us about it a little ...

NJ TRANSIT Calls for Applications for New Customer Advisory Board

NJ TRANSIT has announced an open application process for its new Customer Advisory Board (CAB), a diverse group of regular customers of the agency’s statewide transit system. The new CAB was planned and will be supported by Stewart Mader, NJ TRANSIT’s Customer Advocate & Chief Customer Experience Officer. 

“We have great expectations for this new Board,” said ...

Union County, Overlook Medical Center to host Women's Health Fair in Union

Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has partnered with the Union County Office on Women for a Women’s Health Fair on Oct 23 near Kean University in Union. The event will include health screenings and an educational fair from 8:00am to 11:00am, with a panel discussion by seven prominent women physicians who will discuss a variety of women's health topics from 9:00am ...

Tax Tips for the Private Investor

Winston Churchill once declared, “There is no such thing as a good tax.”  While the argument for or against Churchill’s thoughts on taxes is best left for another article, we would argue that there is such thing as a good tax strategy.  In fact, there are several tax strategies a prudent investor could employ to ensure they are maximizing the benefits laid out by the ...

Pipe Talk

Fall and winter in New Jersey can get pretty chilly. It’s important to protect your pipes BEFORE the weather gets into the 30s or even 20s.

Just one episode of frozen pipes can wreak havoc on your home. When water freezes, it expands and exerts pressure on your pipes, occasionally causing them to split. A burst pipe can potentially leak several gallons of water per hour, cause thousands ...

Three Important Tests For Your Newborn

While Walk In Sunshine places an emphasis on assisting families who have lost children from two weeks gestation until they are 18, one part of our mission is to also keep children healthy during their infancy, so they can reach maturity and adulthood. There are nearly 4 million babies born in the United States every year, and some infants are born with serious conditions.

While immunizations ...

Obituaries

Jul 16, 1991 - Aug 25, 2019
Brett W. DeFazio, 28, of Westfield, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Aug. 25, ...
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