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Tue, August 27, 7:00 PM

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Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

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Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 7:00pm 08/28/2019 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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Sun, September 1, 3:00 PM

Windsor Park , Westfield

Save the Date: Westfield Unity Day Block Party at ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/01/2019 3:00pm 09/01/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Save the Date: Westfield Unity Day Block Party at Windsor Park 2019

The annual Unity Day is set Sunday, Sept. 1, at Windsor Park on Windsor Avenue. The neighborhood event is slated to include a back-to-school supply drive, and basketball games. Festivities begin at 3 p.m.

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Actor Garry Pastore to Host NJ Premiere of ‘Shooting Heroin’ at Cranford Theatre

November 11, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Shooting Heroin, a film with an all-star cast, including Scotch Plains native Garry Pastore, motion picture dealing with the drug epidemic makes its New Jersey premiere when it hits the big screen on Thursday Nov. 14 at the newly reopened Cranford Theatre.

In attendance will be police chiefs, officers and DEA agents from across the state of New Jersey. Pastore invited ...

Letter: Matter of Conscience

November 11, 2019

It was Martin Luther King, Jr. who counseled us about the voices that matter in our times of need. “In the end,” he said, “we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.” Sometimes, it is an incessant whisper that reminds us of our obligation to speak out. At other times, that obligation hits us between the eyes like a truncheon. We ...

Westfield Police Blotter: 5 Arrested for DWI, 5 Arrested for Drugs

November 5, 2019

Oct. 13 at 2:45 p.m.

Wende Matejek, 40, of Summit, was arrested in the area of East Broad Street and Woodland Avenue for drunken driving, police said. Officers took Matejek to Westfield Police Headquarters and then to the Union County Police Department. Matejek was released to responsible adult, pending a court date, police said.

Oct. 15, 9:50 p.m.

Klara Zdenkova, 44, of Westfield, was ...

Westfield Devilfish 12U Compete at First Frost Invitational

November 13, 2019

On Nov. 10, over 80 swimmers from the Westfield Devilfish swim team competed at The FSPY First Frost Invitational held at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, NJ. The following Devilfish had top 6 finishes by age group. Congratulations to all of the swimmers.

7 GIRLS: Juliet Reed (4th 25 Breast)

8 GIRLS:  Juliana Enright (1st 50 Fly, 6th 25 ...

10 Homes Sold Nov. 3 - Nov. 11 in Westfield, Garwood, Fanwood, Cranford, Mountainside & Scotch Plains

Ten homes sold Nov. 3 through Nov. 10, 2019, in Fanwood, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, Garwood and Westfield.*

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Om About Yoga

In the 2017 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) the number of American adults participating in yoga grew from 9.5% in 2012 to 14.3% in 2017. There’s Bikram, Hatha, Iyengar, and yes, even goat yoga. It can be overwhelming trying to decide if yoga is right for you. You may even question if it’s safe or you may have a health condition and are wondering if you can still ...

On the Other Side of the Border

November 7, 2019

The children kept hugging us. They just wanted hugs. They wanted to be seen, to be loved, to feel safe. It’s odd — we teach our children to not talk to strangers, and yet when we entered the Shelter de Leona Vicario they ran to us, grabbed our hands and wanted to play. My Spanish is limited and their English was non-existent, but they kept telling us their names ...

The Breakthrough Treatment Center - Leading the Fight Against Cancer: AtlantiCast Episode 30

On the latest AtlantiCast, see how the Breakthrough Treatment Center is helping Atlantic Health System lead in the fight against cancer, learn how you can access Atlantic Health System services from everywhere with Atlantic Anywhere, find out if your child has “text neck” and much more!

 

Is My Kid Under Too Much Academic Pressure?

We live in a culture driven by competition and perfectionism — where success is defined by status, performance, and appearance.

Both children and parents are exposed to these pressures daily and respond to such pressures, whether we are aware of it or not. The truth of the matter is that this is the nature of the competitive world we live in, and that may not be changing anytime ...

Employee or Independent Contractor? What You Need to Know

Under New Jersey law, services performed by an individual for compensation shall be considered an employee unless that individual meets the criteria of the ABC test. The ABC test begins with the presumption that a worker is an employee, thereby placing on the employer the burden of proving otherwise. In order to do so — i.e., in order to demonstrate that the worker is actually an ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham

The featured TAPinto franchisee for November 2019 is Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham.  Ed, a former veteran reporter and editor at The Star-Ledger and longtime Chatham resident, has been able to utilize his skills to create the go-to news source for the residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, and a profitable business for himself.  

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Take Steps Now to Save on your 2019 Tax Return

2019 is winding down, and before you know it, you’ll be pulling together everything needed to file your federal income tax return for the year. Federal income tax returns for 2019 are due on or before April 15, 2020. But if you’re interested in potentially saving on taxes, you should plan now, before 2019 comes to an end. Talk to your tax professional about whether the considerations ...

Sewer Inspections – Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

You probably never think about your sewer system, until something goes wrong. But the time to find out if a sewer is faulty or needs repair is before a leak or backup occurs, not after.

In fact, regular sewer inspections are vital for any house over 20 years old. Older homes are usually built on aging clay pipes that are more vulnerable to root intrusion, but even newer homes may be ...

Dog Found on Forest Avenue in Westfield

This dog was found in the area of 800 Forest Ave., according to the Westfield Police Department's Facebook page. 

"He is chipped," police wrote. "His name is 'Oreo.' Unfortunately the telephone number registered to the chip isn't working."

After staying with WPD for about 12 hours Wednesday, an owner still had not come forward, police wrote. He ...

Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

Alternative Energy

Demand for energy is only expected to increase over time, and although energy stocks have long provided a stable return for investors, the sector is changing and will likely be going through transition for the foreseeable future.  Due to concerns about meeting steadily increasing demand, as well as the negative impact fossil fuel companies have on the environment, the renewable energy sector ...

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...

Brianna Feeney Selected as Alternate Ambassador for New Jersey State Elks Association Special Children’s Committee

November 12, 2019

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Ten-year-old Brianna Feeney has been selected as the Central New Jersey Area Four Alternate Ambassador for the Elks Special Children’s Committee. South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 sponsored Brianna as one of the state’s eight ambassadors and alternate ambassadors. New Jersey State Elks Association Special Children’s Committee hosted their annual ...

Obituaries

Feb 19, 1934 - Oct 28, 2019
George Bruce McFadden died peacefully at home on October 28, 2019 surrounded by his family. He ...
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