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ALERT: County Closure Set For Elm Street in Westfield

September 24, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – If all goes to plan, the estimated month-long closure of Elm Street for a county culvert replacement won’t be a nightmare.

Union County is set to begin the second phase of a culvert replacement on Elm Street on Tuesday, with work being done near Orchard Street, town officials announced. 

The roadway will be closed until about Oct. 12, officials said. The ...

Letter: Survey Asks What's Up With Westfield's Health?

September 19, 2018

To the Editor:

Town residents have an opportunity to have their voices heard.  The Westfield Board of Health encourages residents to visit the Westfield Regional Health Department website at www.westfieldnj.gov/health to take a short survey.

The purpose of the survey is to help the Department focus on areas of community need and improve public health.  Please take a few minutes ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Two Cars Stolen From Driveways, License Plate Stolen & More

September 13, 2018

August 5, 2018 6:55 p.m.

A resident from the 900 block of Columbus Avenue reports being the victim of a theft. The victim states that unknown actor(s) gained entry into their unlocked motor vehicle and stole $10.00 from the motor vehicle.

August 5, 2018 4:58 p.m.

Beverly Davis, age 63, of Plainfield was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for her arrest from Westfield ...

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Available on Monday, Oct. 1, for the Nov. 6 General Election

September 25, 2018

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that Vote-by-Mail ballots will be available in the County Clerk’s Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield starting on Monday, October 1st to registered voters who wish to cast their vote by mail ballot for the 2018 General Election.

Election Day 2018 is Tuesday, November 6th. The deadline to apply for a Vote-By-Mail ballot through the mail is ...

Westfield PD, Schools Strike Deal about a Devil Decal

WESTFIELD, NJ – Local police are sporting the Blue Devil decal on their police vehicles after the acting police chief struck a deal with the school district’s athletic director.

Acting Police Chief Christopher Battiloro took up with the bargain with Supervisor of Athletics Sandra Mamary, who he has known since her early days when she started as an athletic trainer at Westfield High ...

7 Warning Signs of Thyroid Cancer

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and James J.S. Chen, M.D., FACHE, director of Atlantic Medical Group’s Thyroid Center at Summit and endocrinologist at Overlook Medical Center, believes it is critical that everyone know the warning signs of thyroid cancer.

“The most common form of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, has a very high cure rate if detected early,” ...

‘Buried Child’ draws on chilling family secrets via Shepard

‘Buried Child’ draws on chilling family secrets via Shepard

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – The dysfunctional family, with its dark, disturbing secrets, is at the heart of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child.”  The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a taut, insightful production, under the direction of Paul Mullin.

The actors live in their roles as ...

25 Homes Sold September 9 to 16 in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford & Mountainside

Twenty five homes sold Sept. 9 through Sept. 16, 2018, in Westfield, Mountainside, Cranford, Scotch Plains and Fanwood:*

TOWN                  ADDRESS             STYLE    ...

IRS Deadlines Loom For Income Taxes, Payroll Returns

Don’t let the government catch you by surprise. The following IRS deadlines are ahead:

Sept. 17 – Third-quarter estimated income tax payments
Sept. 17 – Income tax returns for calendar year partnerships and S corporations on extension
Sept. 20 – New York second-quarter sales tax returns
Oct. 15 – Income tax returns for individuals on extension
Oct. 15 ...

Know Your Rights Under the Federal Family Medical Leave Act

Who is Eligible?

If your employer has 50 or more employees within a 75 mile radius of your worksite, and you have been working full time (i.e., at least 1,250 hours) for the entire 12 months prior to the start of an FMLA leave, then you are eligible to go out on an FMLA leave.

What can an FMLA leave be used for?

You can use the FMLA to go out on a leave for your own serious health ...

The Benefits of Family Therapy

Family systems theory is a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. 

Members of the family are intensely connected emotionally.  What affects one, affects all in the family system.  For example: when family members get anxious, the anxiety can escalate by spreading from one ...

Four Things You Can Do For A Family Who Has Lost a Child

Losing a child is one of the most difficult situations a family can face. Life isn’t supposed to happen this way. And when this terrible situation happens, what should friends of the family do? Everyone reacts to this situation differently, however, most families will be grateful for acknowledgment of their loss, and kind gestures sent their way over the coming days and months may mean more ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Anna Sandler and Fred Smith of TAPinto SOMA

This issue of TAPinto Featured Franchisee highlights TAPinto South Orange and Maplewood with the site's owner Fred Smith and lead editor Anna Sandler. Check out the interview to find out how owning and operating a TAPinto site came at the most opportune time for these NJ residents.
 
Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?
I first joined TAPinto in 2014 as a sales and ...

World-Class Vocal Groups Mentor Young Singers at Jersey Harmony Explosion

September 22, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - This year's Jersey Harmony Explosion, a festival where professional acapella and barbershop performers bring their talents and expertise to aspiring singers, was hosted at James Caldwell High School in West Caldwell, NJ.

"I loved hearing all the barbershop quartets sing for us. I found that was completely inspiring," said Christina Freeman, a participant ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 19, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to ...