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Police: Arrest Made in Connection to Five Work Truck Burglaries in Cranford

November 22, 2019

CRANFORD, NJ — An Elizabeth man has been charged in connection with five commercial vehicle burglaries that occurred over the span of two days in Cranford last week, resulting in thousands of dollars’ worth of work tools being stolen, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Cranford Police Chief Ryan Greco jointly announced Friday.

According to the ...

Letter: Westfield MLK Association Endorses New Course at High School

November 27, 2019

Dear Editor,

We encourage the Westfield Board of Education to approve the new elective history course for the high school that studies the minority experience within the scope of American history. Examining historical and contemporary issues pertaining to racial and ethnic minorities through the perspective or viewpoint of those minorities is an excellent step towards the scholarly approach ...

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 ...

Holy Trinity School Sixth Graders Visit Temple Emanu-El in Westfield

November 22, 2019

Sixth-grade students at Holy Trinity School visited Temple Emanu-El on Thursday, Nov. 14, as part of religious instruction that teaches them about faiths other than Catholicism. 

Rabbi Ethan Prosnit welcomed the students to the temple, inviting them into the sanctuary, where he showed them the books used in prayer. Explaining that books in Hebrew are read from back to ...

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.

Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Tree Lot Opens Saturday

The Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale has been a community tradition since 1947, with all proceeds benefiting local charities and organizations.

This year's tree selection includes top quality Fraser Firs and Balsam Firs. This year also features a new hybrid tree called a “Fralsam”.  This is grown in Vermont and combines the needle longevity ...

Go Big When It Comes to Gratitude

You’re hearing a lot about gratitude at the moment. Every time you check in with your social media channels, you’re scrolling through daily posts that list the things your pals are grateful for. There are articles pontificating on the benefits of being thankful. (Who can blame them? I’ve shared my thoughts on the matter, too!)

As we approach Thanksgiving, its natural to ...

OK Boomer

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.

Not too long ago, I overheard the parent of a teenager share a story about how their child used the phrase ...

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 ...

18 Homes Sold Nov. 17 - Nov. 24 2019 in Cranford, Garwood, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Mountainside & Westfield

Eighteen homes sold Nov. 17 through Nov. 24, 2019, in Cranford, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Mountainside, Garwood and Westfield.*

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 ...

Cardinal Tobin Shares Vision for Newark Archdiocese

“You’ve got to have a foundation to continue to heal as Christ heals,” Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., said as he presented Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead, his vision for the Archdiocese of Newark, at one of the four presentations throughout the Archdiocese of Newark in October.

Attended by members of the parish community and clergy, the town hall meetings were ...

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 ...

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 ...

Atlantic Health System Nationally Recognized with 2019 Healthcare Impact Award

Modern Healthcare, one of the industry's leading sources of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, has recognized Atlantic Health System as one of the Best Website Campaigns of the year for the launch of their interactive mobile-first website.

The Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards are designed to recognize healthcare's best advertising, marketing, promotion 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!

Vocational Students Exposed to Career Options at Newark Liberty International Airport

November 23, 2019

Students from several New Jersey county vocational technical schools had firsthand experience with trades professionals through a new partnership with Port Authority New York and New Jersey.

Through a three-year agreement, the Port Authority will provide funding for the establishment of training programs in four of the county vocational-technical schools within the Port District: Essex, Union, ...