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Man Dies in Cranford House Fire Sunday Morning

December 9, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ — A house fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home on Hillcrest Avenue and left one man dead. 

The body of the man is believed to be the homeowner. Cranford Fire Chief Daniel Czeh called the body "unidentifiable" but investigators can use other methods such as dental records to help identify the victim.  

Firefighters from multiple towns ...

Westfield Board of Education Meeting and Workshop on Dec. 4, 2018

December 9, 2018


On behalf of the entire Board, Board President Gretchan Ohlig presented congratulatory certificates to 10 members of the Boys Cross Country team and their coaches as NJSIAA Sectional Champions.  The boys team also finished 2nd at the Group 4 State Championship and competed at the Meet of Champions.  Coach Christopher Tafelski, who also was ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Drunken Driving, Fraud, Vehicle Burglary

December 5, 2018

Dec. 1 at 10:52 p.m.

Officers arrested Hasitha Kakileti, 21, of Westfield, for drunken driving, police said. The person was processed and released to a responsible party, police said.

Dec. 1 at 12:19 a.m.

Luis Caguana Loja, 30, of Newark, was arrested for drunken driving, police said. He was processed and released to a responsible party, police said.

Dec. 4 at 7:19 p.m.

Kenneth ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Attend Teen Hunger Summit

December 9, 2018

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, a group of 25 sophomores and juniors from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison attended the Teen Hunger Summit at Seton Hall Prep in South Orange. This is the second year that W+H students have attended the summit, an event organized by the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.  

Students participated in breakout workshops related to hunger issues around ...

Tepp: Home Info for the Holidays

Well, here is some lousy news for you: Interest rates are increasing and the stock market may continue its decline. 

For much of the last two months, the stock market has been particularly volatile while dropping over 10% from its year highs. Interest rates have been increasing and are expected to continue to rise through 2019. 

Higher interest rates have deterred home ...

Westfield Schools Announce Kindergarten, First-Grade Registration

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Public School District will be registering children who will become eligible for kindergarten in the 2019-20 academic year. The district also is interested in reaching children who have not attended the Westfield Public Schools for kindergarten but will enter first grade in the fall.

“It is very helpful for the District to have this information so that ...

Westfield Area YMCA Announces Winter Registration

WESTFIELD, NJ — Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA Winter program session begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 for Full Members and at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10, for Basic and Non-Members.  The session runs Jan. 2 — Feb. 23. A printable version of the Winter Session Guide is available at

Kick off the New Year at the Y and enjoy programs ...

What Happens When Your College Student Returns

The return of the college student during the holiday season is a very exciting time.  Many of our youngsters have been away at school for the first time and are eager to come home to visit with their family and friends.

College students who return home are usually not the high school graduate that you dropped off at college. They have experienced independence while at school. Once ...

What You Need to Know About Selling Your Home in Winter 2018

Written By Susan Massa Broker CRS SRES ABR Keller Williams Premier Properties. Contact her at 908-400-0778 Visit her websites at, and

So you thought we were going to coast thru the winter but Mother Nature has given us a little blizzard. So Now what. Winter can be a harsh, uninviting and unappealing time to sell your ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Bobbie Peer

This week's featured franchisee owns not one, not two, but three TAPinto franchises! Find out what she loves about owning and operating her own business, how she got started, and how she manages, TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto New Providence, and TAPinto Mountainside full-time.

Q: When did you join

Bobbie Peer: I started as a sales ...

ESG Investing -- Finding the Balance Between a Conscience and Winning Performance

Many investors have personal values and priorities they wish to extend to their investment portfolios, be it global warming, income inequality or corporate employment practices. Environmental, Social and Governance Investing (ESG) has skyrocketed in popularity among investors.  ESG investing focuses on factors that can also have financial relevance and propel a company to generate positive ...

Guest Op-Ed: Vote to End US Military Presence in Yemen

November 27, 2018

Buildings collapse. Bodies lie still in piles of rubble. Children scrounge for food. Smoke and flames paint the skies of cities. Bombs rain down, soldiers shoot and tanks pass through. But the way we talk about policy in Yemen is in relation to Iran and our foothold in the Middle East.

In March 2015, rebels took over Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. Concerned about the rebels’ ...

Rivero: What You Need to Know About Finances and Living Together After 50, Unmarried

An increasing number of people over 50 are deciding to share a living arrangement with a partner rather than get married. There are about 18 million people of all ages in these relationships, the Pew Research Center notes, up about 30 percent in less than a decade.

About one-quarter of them are 50 or older, and that number has jumped 75 percent in the same period. Here is some advice on ...

Boneparth: Saving for Your Child's Future

As young parents, many of us spend a lot of time, money and energy having and raising children. After all, family planning is what brought me and my wife to our beautiful town of Westfield. But, what about planning for things once our kids grow up? I am glad you asked because there are a number of things we can do as parents to help save for their future, whether it’s a college education, ...

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Leave it to George Street Playhouse to produce a play that works on so many levels. We have the familiar slamming-the-door exit of Nora Helmut, who abruptly leaves her secure life with Torvald for parts unknown

This play by Lucas Hnath received a successful run on ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 23

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.


Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

December 8, 2018

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

Clinton's Fourchette Shares the Secrets of their Success as a Small Business

December 7, 2018

<!--block-->CLINTON, NJ -- TAPintoTV Senior Producer Kayla Galka recently stopped into Fourchette, a shop on Main Street here, and spoke with staff members about the secrets of the success behind this thriving small business.

Fourchette opened five years ago as a full-service cheese shop, with gourmet foods, imported French linens and unique home and kitchen goods. While ...

Hundreds Attend Clark Vigil Honoring Michael Sot

December 5, 2018

CLARK, NJ — The glow of holiday lights stood in stark contrast to the solemn crowd gathered to remember and mourn Michael Sot on Tuesday evening.  The crowd came together to pray, cry, reminisce, reassure and support each other after the loss of one of their own just hours before.

Jackie Caplette, Christine Greenbush, Joe Sortino and Caleb Bain worked together with the township to ...


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Susan Jo Kaplan, 77, Gold Medal Maccabiah Olympic Games Judo Champion, Westfield Rescue Squad ...
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