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Union County Freeholders OK Money for Opioid Abuse Prevention Program, Firefighter Resources, Inmate Services

December 10, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county’s freeholder board Thursday night approved funding for an organization that works to combat opioid abuse, new equipment and training for firefighters, and healthcare and anger management training services for incarcerated adults.

Prevention Links Receives Additional Funding

Prevention Links, an organization that partners with the county’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gift Wrapping at Lord & Taylor to Benefit the Westfield Historical Society

December 10, 2019

The Westfield Historical Society announces its schedule for holiday gift wrapping at Lord & Taylor of Westfield.

Each holiday season, the Lord & Taylor store of Westfield allows volunteers from the Westfield Historical Society to expertly wrap shoppers’ gifts as a fundraiser. For a small donation, volunteers will wrap your holiday gifts, right there on the spot at the gift ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

 

 

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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!

NYC Pauses Moving Homeless Families to Newark

December 10, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — New York City has agreed to temporarily stop sending homeless families to Newark through the Special One-Time Assistance program pending the court’s ruling on an injunction over the issue.

Through SOTA an estimated 1,200 of New York City's homeless were relocated to Newark apartments, regardless of the spaces' living conditions, with no ...