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Fri, September 6, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. High Point Rockers

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Add to My Calendar 09/06/2019 7:00pm 09/06/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. High Point Rockers

Don't miss the Best FIREWORKS Show in New Jersey following the game.
The game features Knights of Columbus Night at TD Bank Ballpark.

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Sat, September 7, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. High Point Rockers

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Add to My Calendar 09/07/2019 7:00pm 09/07/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. High Point Rockers

The game is Superhero Day with the Somerset Patriots.
The first 1,000 Kids in attendance will receive a Superhero Cape.
Fans will be able to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Batman at the game.
There will be an appearance by Batman in celebration of the 1989 film.
Enjoy the Fifth Annual Ballpark Comic Con at TD Bank Ballpark.
Ballpark Comic Con will take place from 5:30 pm through ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Sun, September 8, 1:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. High Point Rockers

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Add to My Calendar 09/08/2019 1:00pm 09/08/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. High Point Rockers

The game features a Grandparents Day Celebration at the ballpark!
Come out to the ballpark early to meet and get autographs from all the Somerset Patriots players and coaches in the Sunday Autograph Session presented by Somerset County Park Foundation.
Autographs begin when gates open at 12:00 pm.
After the game, everyone gets to Run The Bases in The Diamond Derby presented by Horizon ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Sun, September 8, 6:30 PM

Tamaques Park, Westfield

Night of Lights 5K Race in Westfield Sept. 8, 2019

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Add to My Calendar 09/08/2019 6:30pm 09/08/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Night of Lights 5K Race in Westfield Sept. 8, 2019

The first Night of Lights 5K is set for Sunday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Tamaques Park in Westfield. Proceeds will directly benefit Westfield’s first responders through the Tooley Legacy Foundation.

The race is in memory of the late Jake Tooley, 19, of Westfield, who passed away in August of 2017 during a house fire.

Runners may register online here. Read more about the inception fo ...

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Tue, September 10, 6:30 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters

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Add to My Calendar 09/10/2019 6:30pm 09/10/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters

This game is an Unused Ticket or Voucher Exchange Date!
Bring any unused tickets or vouchers from this season to the ticket office to exchange them for a ticket to this game.

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Wed, September 11, 6:30 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters

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Add to My Calendar 09/11/2019 6:30pm 09/11/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters

It's a Senior Wednesday at TD Bank Ballpark. All fans 55+ will receive $5.00 Upper Box Tickets at the Box Office for this game.
This game is an Unused Ticket or Voucher Exchange Date!
Bring any unused tickets or vouchers from this season to the ticket office to exchange them for a ticket to this game.

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Thu, September 12, 6:30 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters

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Add to My Calendar 09/12/2019 6:30pm 09/12/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters

This game is an Unused Ticket or Voucher Exchange Date!
Bring any unused tickets or vouchers from this season to the ticket office to exchange them for a ticket to this game.

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Fri, September 20, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. New Britain Bees

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Add to My Calendar 09/20/2019 7:00pm 09/20/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. New Britain Bees

Somerset Patrtios vs. New Britain Bees at TD Bank Ballpark!

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Sat, September 21, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. New Britain Bees

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Add to My Calendar 09/21/2019 7:00pm 09/21/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. New Britain Bees

Don't miss the Best FIREWORKS Show in New Jersey following the game.
The game features our annual Irish Heritage Night at the ballpark.

There will be a pre-game bag piper playing out front of the main gate from 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.


A Bag piper will perform God Bless America on the field before the game.


Fans will be able to enjoy two in-game Irish Dance ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Sun, September 22, 1:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. New Britain Bees

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Add to My Calendar 09/22/2019 1:00pm 09/22/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. New Britain Bees

The game features Halloween Day at the ballpark!
Come out to the ballpark early to meet and get autographs from all the Somerset Patriots players and coaches in the Sunday Autograph Session presented by Somerset County Park Foundation.
Autographs begin when gates open at 12:00 pm.
After the game, everyone gets to Run The Bases in The Diamond Derby presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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Union County Freeholders Speak Against NYC’s ‘Heartless’ Homeless Relocation Policy

December 9, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County freeholder board has taken action against New York City’s Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) policy, which has relocated several homeless families from the city to several Union County municipalities.

At their meeting Thursday night, the freeholders passed the following resolution:

“A Resolution urging New Jersey State Attorney General ...

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 ...

Westfield Area YMCA Devilfish Have Strong Swims at BAC Treasure Island

December 9, 2019

On Nov. 16 and 17 the Westfield Area Y Devilfish sent 110 swimmers to the BAC Treasure Island Invitational, which was hosted by Berkeley Aquatic Club in New Providence, NJ. There were multiple first and second place finishes with many personal best times being acquired.  The following swimmers earned top eight finishes at the meet:

GIRLS 10U: Olivia Constable ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...