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Wed, October 23, 7:30 PM

AMC Mountainside 10, Mountainside

Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ — Back to ...

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Add to My Calendar 10/23/2019 7:30pm 10/23/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ — Back to Berlin

In 2015, the European Maccabi Games were held in Germany for the first time since World War II, at the Waldbühne Stadium, site of Hitler’s infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics. The film follows 11 Israeli motor-bikers carrying the Maccabi torch from Tel Aviv to Berlin, retracing the route of early 1930s riders who set out from the British Mandate of Palestine to spread the word about the ...

1021 Route 22 Mountainside, NJ 07092
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Wed, October 23, 7:30 PM

Edison Intermediate School, Westfield

Westfield Community Band Concert Nov. 14, 2019

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Add to My Calendar 10/23/2019 7:30pm 10/23/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Westfield Community Band Concert Nov. 14, 2019

The Westfield Community Concert band will present its annual Fall Concert on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Edison Intermediate School, 800 Rahway Ave. in Westfield. Dr. Thomas Connors, conductor and music director of the band, has prepared a program which is highlighted by selections transcribed for wind band from the Italian publishing firm, Scomegna.

The program will feature the ...

800 Rahway Avenue Westfield , NJ
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Thu, October 24, 10:00 AM

First United Methodist Church, Westfield

Oratorio Singers Westfield's Fall Workshop

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Add to My Calendar 10/24/2019 10:00am 10/24/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Oratorio Singers Westfield's Fall Workshop

Come have some fun and sing with us! We are presenting Haydn's wonderful oratorio The Creation in March 2020. All are welcome to join!

1 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, October 25, 6:00 PM

FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch, Westfield

Movies in the Patch: Coco

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Add to My Calendar 10/25/2019 6:00pm 10/25/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Movies in the Patch: Coco

​​Join us in the Pumpkin Patch at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, to watch Coco! This event is free and open to anyone, so bring a blanket, some snacks, and all of your friends!

FUMC Westfield is hosting a Pumpkin Patch to help raise money for their international mission trip! Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be available for purchase, and all profits will go towards funding the trip. We hope ...

1 E Broad St. Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, October 25, 7:30 PM

Holy Trinity Church, Westfield

Concert Canceled at Holy Trinity RC Church in ...

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Add to My Calendar 10/25/2019 7:30pm 10/25/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Concert Canceled at Holy Trinity RC Church in Westfield

Updated Oct. 24, 2019

The Steve Angrisano concert previously set for this date has been canceled.


512 Westfield Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sat, October 26, 1:30 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Halloween Hocus Pocus

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Add to My Calendar 10/26/2019 1:30pm 10/26/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Halloween Hocus Pocus

It’s time to plan some Halloween fun! The museum's program is appropriate for young children, ages 3 through elementary school. Costumed docents will greet visitors at the door of the colonial farmhouse.

There are numerous activities planned for the afternoon, including decorate your own Halloween cupcake, a scavenger hunt, crafts, and storytelling. Festive refreshments will be ...

614 Mountain Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sat, October 26, 6:00 PM

FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch, Westfield

Movies in the Patch: Nightmare Before Christmas

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Add to My Calendar 10/26/2019 6:00pm 10/26/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Movies in the Patch: Nightmare Before Christmas

​Join us in the Pumpkin Patch at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas! This event is free and open to anyone, so bring a blanket, some snacks, and all of your friends!

FUMC Westfield is hosting a Pumpkin Patch to help raise money for their international mission trip! Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be available for purchase, and all profits will go towards ...

1 E Broad St. Westfield, NJ 07090
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Mon, October 28, 7:30 PM

AMC Mountainside 10, Mountainside

Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ — The Other ...

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Add to My Calendar 10/28/2019 7:30pm 10/28/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ — The Other Story

Complications arise when a dysfunctional Israeli family tries to lure their willful daughter away from Orthodox Judaism, in The Other Story, acclaimed filmmaker Avi Nesher's compassionate and empowering ensemble drama. Renouncing the hedonism of her Jerusalem youth, obstinate young Anat (Joy Rieger) devotes herself to a pure life and the study of Torah. Her upcoming marriage to a raunchy pop ...

1021 Route 22 Mountainside, NJ 07092

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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: Westfield MLK Association Endorses New Course at High School

November 27, 2019

Dear Editor,

We encourage the Westfield Board of Education to approve the new elective history course for the high school that studies the minority experience within the scope of American history. Examining historical and contemporary issues pertaining to racial and ethnic minorities through the perspective or viewpoint of those minorities is an excellent step towards the scholarly approach ...

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 ...

Morristown Medical Center’s Dr. Philippe Généreux Named One of World’s Most Highly Cited Researchers

December 5, 2019

Only One in 1,000 Scientists Receive This Designation; Dr. Géneréux’s Papers Rank in the Top 1% of Citations for Clinical Medicine

Philippe Géneréux, MD, Co-Director of the Structural Heart Program at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and an interventional cardiologist internationally known for his novel research, has been named ...

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 ...

Opinion: California’s New Labor Law is Killing Business – NJ is About to do the Same

November 21, 2019

As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee benefits and other worker protections. The downside is that my California-based freelance writer friends ...

Update: New NJ Bill To Reclassify Contractors

We covered this important issue in July. Here's an update.

A new bill could classify thousands of New Jersey independent contractors, freelance and gig economy workers as employees — a measure that could profoundly impact businesses that rely on such workers, including ride share and food delivery services, to name a few.

In New Jersey, independent contractors are not typically ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

 

 

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 ...