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Tue, August 27, 4:00 PM

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta, Cranford

Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

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Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 4:00pm 08/27/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Every Tuesday at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is Family Night where Kids Eat Free. This special runs from 4 p.m. to close and is valid for kids 12 and under.

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is located at 28 Eastman St, Cranford, NJ. You can reach the restaurant by phone at (908) 709-9000. Check out Vinny's website and Facebook page.

*Free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult ...

28 Eastman St Cranford, NJ
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Tue, September 3, 4:00 PM

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta, Cranford

Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

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Add to My Calendar 09/03/2019 4:00pm 09/03/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Every Tuesday at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is Family Night where Kids Eat Free. This special runs from 4 p.m. to close and is valid for kids 12 and under.

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is located at 28 Eastman St, Cranford, NJ. You can reach the restaurant by phone at (908) 709-9000. Check out Vinny's website and Facebook page.

*Free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult ...

28 Eastman St Cranford, NJ
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Sat, September 7, 10:00 AM

Spring Academy, Westfield

Spring Academy Grand Opening in Downtown Westfield

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Add to My Calendar 09/07/2019 10:00am 09/07/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Spring Academy Grand Opening in Downtown Westfield

After months of planning, Spring Academy Montessori School will proudly open its doors at its newest location in Westfield! Join us for our GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. - noon at 115 East Grove St, Westfield.

There will be refreshments, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, student performances, kids activities and more. Free and open to the community. Hope to see you ...

115 East Grove Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, September 10, 4:00 PM

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta, Cranford

Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

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Add to My Calendar 09/10/2019 4:00pm 09/10/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Every Tuesday at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is Family Night where Kids Eat Free. This special runs from 4 p.m. to close and is valid for kids 12 and under.

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is located at 28 Eastman St, Cranford, NJ. You can reach the restaurant by phone at (908) 709-9000. Check out Vinny's website and Facebook page.

*Free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult ...

28 Eastman St Cranford, NJ
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Thu, September 12, 1:00 PM

Vine Ripe Markets, Westfield

Have a Sip With Washington State Wine Man at Vine ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/12/2019 1:00pm 09/12/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Have a Sip With Washington State Wine Man at Vine Ripe in Westfield Friday

Ned Morris, the chief grape crusher at the winemaker, Reasons Wine, will be on hand at Vine Ripe Markets, 430 North Ave. East, in Westfield Friday, Sept. 13, from 1 – 8 p.m.

A sommelier from Washington, where the winery grows its grapes, he is an owner of the small production company, along with Chatham residents Ben von Doussa and John Barton.

On Friday, Morris will be offering ...

430 North Ave. East Westfield, NJ
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Sat, September 14, 12:00 PM

St. John's Baptist Church, Scotch Plains

Annual Back to School Community Fair

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Add to My Calendar 09/14/2019 12:00pm 09/14/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Annual Back to School Community Fair

Serving Our Community!

The Outreach Ministry is excited to serve our community; we will be hosting our 11th Annual Back to School Community Fair. This is an outdoor event that will be held in the church parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 14; from noon to 4 p.m. The purpose of the fair is to assist children and families in pursuit of educational, health and social services information.

We would ...

2387 Morse Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sun, September 15, 1:00 PM

Nos Vino wine shop, Westfield

Deciphering Wine Labels

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Add to My Calendar 09/15/2019 1:00pm 09/15/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Deciphering Wine Labels

Come join us at Nos Vino wine shop at 127 Central Avenue, Westfield, NJ, from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday,
9/15.

Make reservations for the wine tasting and one hour seminar on "Deciphering Wine Labels" with the New Jersey Wine School. Tickets are $15/ person and can be purchased at Nos Vino or online at www.newjerseywineschool.com.

127 Central Avenue Westfield, NY 07090

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Police Recover 780 Grams of Cocaine, Cash and Gun in Arrest of Plainfield Man: Prosecutor

December 4, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield Police Division investigation, with assistance from the Prosecutor’s Office’s newly formed Opioid Task Force yielded the arrest of a city man and the recovery of a significant quantity of cocaine and a loaded firearm, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Wednesday.

Juan Carlos Franco, 39, was charged with first-degree ...

Letter: The GRACE Act: Supporting Refugees Locally and Nationally

December 8, 2019

The Rohingya people face persecution not only from the government of Myanmar but also from the Bangladeshi government, which had taken them in as refugees of an ethnic cleansing.  Beginning in August 2017, Bangladesh took in more than 900,000 Rohingya Muslims (of about 1 million previously living in Myanmar).  Myanmar and Bangladesh have made attempts at repatriation deals, but most ...

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 ...

Refugee Assistance Partners NJ Announces 2020 Officers

December 8, 2019

Refugee Assistance Partners NJ (RAP) is proud to introduce the members of its 2020 executive board.  RAP is a non-profit charitable organization based in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood area.

Operating since 2015, it has aided over 150 refugees resettled in Union County and the surrounding area.  Now entering its fifth year, RAP has helped many refugee families attain self-sufficiency by ...

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 ...

Three Ways to Invest

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.

Investing is now a commodity. If you think differently, you’re in denial. Look around, the market is ...

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 ...

'Cinderella' Shimmers at Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The story of Cinderella and her prince seems to have ongoing appeal for all ages. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical glitters and shines with strong voices and sharp choreography by Joann M. Hunter. Director Mark Hoebee has brought a loving, affectionate touch to this production. Artistic Director Mark S.Hoebee brings affectionate insights to this production,

The play leans ...

15 Homes Sold Nov. 24 — Dec. 1 in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Cranford, Fanwood, Mountainside, Garwood

Fifteen homes were sold Nov. 24 through Dec. 1, 2019, in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Garwood and Mountainside.*

TOWN                   ADDRESS           ...

Thanksgiving: A Day to Be Thankful for What We Have in New Jersey 

In the 1620s, Pilgrims arrived in the New World seeking sanctuary from the religious persecution they experienced in England. The small number of Pilgrims established s colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest, which the Pilgrims celebrated with Native Americans, who helped them pass the last winter by giving them ...

The Appeal of Dividend Stocks

Today’s low interest rates have investors searching for yield.  As the S&P 500’s dividend rate of 2% hovers around the 10-year Treasury bond’s yield of 1.7%, bonds no longer seem the easy answer.  Bond investments may let you sleep at night, but their return, especially when factoring in inflation, will not help investors reach their retirement savings goals. The ...

Video: Cardinal Tobin Shares Vision for Newark Archdiocese

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. recently shared his pastoral vision, Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead, for the future of the Archdiocese of Newark at four Archdiocesan parishes. The vision is based on six key pillars and resulted from nearly three years of listening to parishioners, clergy, religious, and other faithful.

The pastoral vision, which maps out the future of the ...

NJ TRANSIT Launches New Online Performance Dashboard

As part of NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to improving service and transparency, and in support of Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 80, NJ TRANSIT has launched a new Progress by the Numbers performance dashboard at njtransit.com/performance. The dashboard contains industry-standard metrics for on-time performance, mechanical reliability and the causes for delays and ...

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 ...

29 Winter Concerts Lined up in Westfield Public Schools

A total of 29 winter concerts are taking place in Westfield Public Schools, beginning Dec. 3, 2019 and ending on Feb. 8, 2020.  The entire schedule is posted on the district’s website at www.westfieldnjk12.org and appears below.

Westfield senior citizens are once again invited to the final rehearsal of Westfield High School’s Winter Choral Concert on Wednesday, Dec.

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!

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice

November 30, 2019

Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the highest proportion of ...