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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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Fri, September 6, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. High Point Rockers

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Add to My Calendar 09/06/2019 7:00pm 09/06/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. High Point Rockers

Don't miss the Best FIREWORKS Show in New Jersey following the game.
The game features Knights of Columbus Night at TD Bank Ballpark.

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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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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Sat, September 7, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. High Point Rockers

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Add to My Calendar 09/07/2019 7:00pm 09/07/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. High Point Rockers

The game is Superhero Day with the Somerset Patriots.
The first 1,000 Kids in attendance will receive a Superhero Cape.
Fans will be able to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Batman at the game.
There will be an appearance by Batman in celebration of the 1989 film.
Enjoy the Fifth Annual Ballpark Comic Con at TD Bank Ballpark.
Ballpark Comic Con will take place from 5:30 pm through ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Sun, September 8, 1:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. High Point Rockers

Sports

Add to My Calendar 09/08/2019 1:00pm 09/08/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. High Point Rockers

The game features a Grandparents Day Celebration at the ballpark!
Come out to the ballpark early to meet and get autographs from all the Somerset Patriots players and coaches in the Sunday Autograph Session presented by Somerset County Park Foundation.
Autographs begin when gates open at 12:00 pm.
After the game, everyone gets to Run The Bases in The Diamond Derby presented by Horizon ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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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, 6:30 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters

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Add to My Calendar 09/10/2019 6:30pm 09/10/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters

This game is an Unused Ticket or Voucher Exchange Date!
Bring any unused tickets or vouchers from this season to the ticket office to exchange them for a ticket to this game.

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Wed, September 11, 6:30 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters

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Add to My Calendar 09/11/2019 6:30pm 09/11/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters

It's a Senior Wednesday at TD Bank Ballpark. All fans 55+ will receive $5.00 Upper Box Tickets at the Box Office for this game.
This game is an Unused Ticket or Voucher Exchange Date!
Bring any unused tickets or vouchers from this season to the ticket office to exchange them for a ticket to this game.

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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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, 6:30 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters

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Add to My Calendar 09/12/2019 6:30pm 09/12/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters

This game is an Unused Ticket or Voucher Exchange Date!
Bring any unused tickets or vouchers from this season to the ticket office to exchange them for a ticket to this game.

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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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 ...

Westfield, 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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Fri, September 20, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. New Britain Bees

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Add to My Calendar 09/20/2019 7:00pm 09/20/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. New Britain Bees

Somerset Patrtios vs. New Britain Bees at TD Bank Ballpark!

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Sat, September 21, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. New Britain Bees

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Add to My Calendar 09/21/2019 7:00pm 09/21/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. New Britain Bees

Don't miss the Best FIREWORKS Show in New Jersey following the game.
The game features our annual Irish Heritage Night at the ballpark.

There will be a pre-game bag piper playing out front of the main gate from 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.


A Bag piper will perform God Bless America on the field before the game.


Fans will be able to enjoy two in-game Irish Dance ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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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

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. New Britain Bees

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Add to My Calendar 09/22/2019 1:00pm 09/22/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. New Britain Bees

The game features Halloween Day at the ballpark!
Come out to the ballpark early to meet and get autographs from all the Somerset Patriots players and coaches in the Sunday Autograph Session presented by Somerset County Park Foundation.
Autographs begin when gates open at 12:00 pm.
After the game, everyone gets to Run The Bases in The Diamond Derby presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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Springfield Mayor Dubois Recounts Personal Connection to Shooting in Jersey City

December 11, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The final Springfield Township Committee meeting of the year was a chance for town officials to recount and reminisce on all that had taken place over the past year. But for outgoing mayor Erica Dubois, her thoughts were more immediately drawn to the aftermath of a shooting Tuesday afternoon in Jersey City, where she teaches.

Dubois is a teacher at PS 14 in Jersey City, ...

Letter: Veterinarian Objects to Westfield Deer Hunt

December 10, 2019

The following letter was sent to Mayor Brindle and Councilman Contract:

Dear Mayor Brindle:

I hope that you will reverse your decision in support of crossbow killing of deer in Westfield and instead investigate/support the suggestions of “Deer Smart Communities” and review the approaches to wildlife of Mayors DeBlasio of NYC and Swiderski of Hastings on Hudson, NY.

With ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge First Graders Learn from Real Meteorologists 

December 12, 2019

EDISON, NJ -- The first graders began their unit studying weather and learned from two meteorologists during a recent Skype session in the Center for Global Learning. The students connected with Tim Brice from the National Weather Service in El Paso and Jonathan O’Brien, who works in Mount Holly, NJ.  

They talked about what meteorologists do and tools they use to forecast ...

Giving the Gift of Work-Life-Holiday Balance

’Tis the season to scurry to and fro! Your to-do list includes all the usual stuff. Now, however, you’ve added decorating, baking, gift buying, school parties, work parties and an assortment of social gatherings. It’s hard enough to balance work and life sometimes; but balancing work, life, AND holidays can be especially overwhelming. Take a deep breath and enjoy the ...

The Importance of Self-Care -- Especially During The Holidays

As you were growing up you may not have learned how to take good care of yourself  In fact, much of your attention may have been in taking care of others or on just getting by. People Pleasing is a term that refers to taking care of others’ needs rather than taking care of ourselves.

People often confuse “people pleasing” with being unselfish and make comments such ...

Atlantic Health System President & CEO Recognized as One of the Nation’s Most Influential Leaders in Health Care

Brian Gragnolati highest ranked health system executive in New Jersey by Modern Healthcare

 

In recognition of his commitment to expanding patient access to the highest quality health care providing national leadership through his chairmanship at the American Hospital Association, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, was recently named to Modern ...

Lame-Duck Session in New Jersey: What Can They Get Done? 

The period of time between Election Day in early November, and when a new Governor or new legislators take the oath of office in January is often fraught with many twists and turns. In the middle of lots of holiday festivities, there's a rush to try to get stuff done.

Congress in 1933, passed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, as President Hoover was leaving the White House, and newly ...

'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 ...

Westfield High School Robotics Club to Host Qualifier Competition

The Westfield Robotics Club is hosting the Central Region Qualifier for FIRST Tech Challenge on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gymnasium of Westfield High School. Thirty teams from around the state will start competing around 10:15 a.m. and battle it out until 4 p.m.

Robot enthusiasts are invited to watch these robots fight for dominance. They’re ...

2% Mortgages

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.

When we bought our home three years ago, I remember telling my wife that we would never again see mortgage ...

Walk in Sunshine In Midst of Holiday Fundraiser

Starting this past Saturday, Walk In Sunshine Charity launched their holiday fundraiser with the assistance of local Westfield retailer Bespoke by Gambert. From Dec. 7 - Dec. 14, anyone who donates more than $50 to Walk In Sunshine Charity will receive 10% off their entire purchase. 

People can either make a donation in person by visiting the store on 221 North Avenue East ...

29 Homes Sold Dec. 1 - Dec. 8, 2019, in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Mountainside, Garwood & Cranford

Twenty-nine homes sold Dec. 1 through Dec. 8, 2019, in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, Fanwood, Garwood and Cranford.*

Town           Address         Style           Rms   BRs   Bath Gar   SALE ...

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 ...

What’s New for Social Security in 2020?

With the new year upon us, those who collect Social Security or pay into the public retirement program through payroll deduction will see some changes. The Social Security Administration makes cost-of-living adjustments on an annual basis. Here’s how the changes may impact you, via Arias & Partners Wealth Advisors:

For those receiving retirement benefits

If you collect Social ...

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.

 

 

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 ...

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.

Slain Jersey City PD Detective Likely Thwarted Larger Attack, Officials Say

December 11, 2019

This story was updated Dec. 12 at 10:45 a.m. with new information.

BAYONNE, NJ — Jersey City Police Det. Joseph Seals, a Bayonne native, as well as two walking Jersey City patrol officers may have averted a planned terrorist attack on a Jersey City yeshiva, said law enforcement officers investigating the attack on a Jewish grocery store that had most of the city at a standstill ...