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Mon, August 19, 7:30 PM

Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield

Learning Hebrew: Ulpan Beginners Level 2 in ...

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Add to My Calendar 08/19/2019 7:30pm 08/20/2019 3:30pm America/New_York Learning Hebrew: Ulpan Beginners Level 2 in Westfield

Ulpan Beginners Level 2 at the Union County Torah Center - Chabad

The Union County Torah Center - Chabad at 111 Laurel Place in Westfield will be hosting a Ulpan Beginners Level 2 on Mondays 7:30 to 8:30pm starting July 15-August 26.

The style of the class is an active, hands-on approach towards basic conversational Hebrew, reading and writing. Students will learn slang, listen to songs ...

111 Laurel Pl. Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, August 20, 7:00 PM

Westfield

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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Downtown Westfield, NJ
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Tue, August 27, 7:00 PM

Westfield

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.

This ...

Downtown Westfield, NJ
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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.

Windsor Avenue Westfield, 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, 1:00 PM

Acting Out, Westfield

Grand Opening at Acting Out Westfield

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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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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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Wed, September 11, 7:00 PM

September 11 Memorial Site, Westfield

Westfield 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

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Add to My Calendar 09/11/2019 7:00pm 09/11/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Westfield 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The Town of Westfield will observe the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks with a community gathering at the September 11 Memorial site on North Avenue at East Broad Street.

The commemoration ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. with opening remarks from Mayor Shelley Brindle. Local clergy will offer prayers of commemoration followed by the presentation of the ceremonial wreath by ...

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Fri, September 13, 6:30 PM

Main Y Facility, Westfield

Ailey Family Fun Night

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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, 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 ...

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‘No Credible Threat’ to Scotch Plains-Fanwood Schools After Rumor, Superintendent Says

November 11, 2019

SCOTCH PLAIN/FANWOOD, NJ — Students and parents alike expressed concerns about going to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Monday because of a social media rumor that centered on a young man who posted a picture of himself in black face in front of a Confederate flag.

Scotch Plains police investigated the incident, and Monday morning the school system received a letter from Dr. Joan ...

Letter: Her Government Service in Cranford Interferes with Westfield Role, Councilman Says

November 11, 2019

To the Editor:

Last month I posted a letter here where I stated that at a recent Town Council Meeting I expressed my concern to Mayor Brindle that the appointment of Kathleen Prunty as the Interim Executive Director of the Westfield DWC was questionable given that she was also running for Township Committee in Cranford.

Ms. Prunty has since won this race and is now an elected Cranford ...

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 ...

Aspen Institute Names Union County College as a Top 150 U.S. Community College Eligible for 2021

November 11, 2019

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named Union County College as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges.

Based on strong and improving in student outcomes—including in learning, ...

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 ...

Atlantic Health System Nationally Recognized with 2019 Healthcare Impact Award

Modern Healthcare, one of the industry's leading sources of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, has recognized Atlantic Health System as one of the Best Website Campaigns of the year for the launch of their interactive mobile-first website.

The Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards are designed to recognize healthcare's best advertising, marketing, promotion and ...

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.  

Q. Why did you want to ...

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 ...

Westfield Area YMCA Offers Free Memberships To Military And Veterans During November

The Westfield Area YMCA is honoring local military members and veterans by inviting them to come and use the Y at no cost during the month of November.

The Y will also waive the joiners fee for active military, reserve military and veterans who become new Y members at any time of the year.  To take advantage of these benefits, military members and veterans will have to show proof of their ...

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, ...

Hundreds Line Up in Somerville for Hepatitis A Vaccine

November 7, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ — For the second day in a row, hundreds of people stood in line outside the Somerset County Human Services building on Warren Street waiting to be vaccinated against the Hepatitis A virus in response to a public health warning issued by state and county health officials who reported that a deli worker at the nearby ShopRite supermarket had been diagnosed with the communicable ...

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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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