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Westfield Sisters’ Tiles Put Smiles on Faces During Tough Times

June 1, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — With the COVID-19 pandemic causing difficulties for many, two Westfield students have made the most of their crafting skills to spread positivity throughout the community.

Since last Monday, 12-year-old Bianca Vesuna and 15-year-old Annika Vesuna have been selling sets of handmade coasters in a project called Tiles for Smiles. All profits are equally donated between ...

Downtown Westfield’s ‘Girls’ Night In’ Shines Light on Local Businesses

WESTFIELD, NJ — Girls’ Night Out in Downtown Westfield, a popular yearly event supporting downtown businesses, went virtual Thursday, becoming “Girls’ Night In” to meet the challenges of social distancing.

Along with special promotions from shops and restaurants, there was a livestreamed video “pre-party” Thursday afternoon that spotlighted some of the ...

Westfield Teen Earns Major Following with Videos on TikTok, Instagram

WESTFIELD, NJ — A town resident and 2019 Westfield High School graduate has seen a major growth in his social media following recently.

Devin Caherly has over 1.3 million followers on TikTok. Caherly posted his first video last July and it reached nearly 11,000 views. After posting seven videos that week, his eighth video currently has over 6.6 million views.

“Some of my ...

Westfield Public Art Project: Fiberglass Butterfly Designs Wanted

The town is seeking artists to submit designs.

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town is seeking artists to submit designs for a project that will entail 30 fiberglass butterflies — one representing each decade of Westfield’s 300 years in existence, officials announced.

Councilwoman Dawn Mackey, liaison to Westfield Public Arts Commission said that the COVID-19 pandemic gave ...

Livestreamed Nikki Briar Concert Raising Funds for Westfield Businesses

WESTFIELD NJ — Local country music performer and Sweet Sounds of Downtown favorite Nikki Briar performs a porch concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location for the Westfield community.

Watch the concert here and at https://www.facebook.com/nikkibriar. Viewers are encouraged to donate money to the Westfield United Fund's We Love Local campaign to help ...

Westfield’s ‘Virtual Girls’ Night In’ to Put Social in Social Distancing

WESTFIELD, NJ — Quarantine hair is perhaps not the direst of issues on folks minds these days, but it’s certainly a common one.

That’s why Daniel Tschopp, or “Dan Tee,” of Dan DanTee Hair Architects in Westfield is one of many local businesses who will be presenting as part of the Downtown Westfield Corporation’s “Virtual Girls’ Night ...

Westfield High School Production of ‘Radium Girls’ Wins 3 Foxy Theatre Night Awards

WESTFIELD, NJ — In a pre-recorded ceremony available remotely on Tuesday night, the Fall 2019 production of “Radium Girls” at Westfield High School was awarded three “Foxy” Theatre Night Awards by the Department of Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University.

Westfield High School junior Sophie Tananbaum was presented with two Foxy awards for her portrayal of ...

Westfield Finds Virtual Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day with Art, Music

WESTFIELD, NJ — With its annual Memorial Day parade canceled due to COVID-19, Westfield is getting creative with its celebration this year, asking residents to instead decorate their homes in patriotic ways.

This year is also the town’s 300th birthday, and a Memorial Day-themed Westfield 300 coloring sheet is available here. Residents are asked to place the colored sheets in ...

Westfield Public Shows Off Skills in Sidewalk Chalk Showdown

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s a bit of old-fashioned fun in the street with a social media twist.

Voting is open until 11:59 a.m. Tuesday in a town Recreation Department contest that had residents take to the street with some elaborate designs laid out in colored chalk over the weekend.

It’s the second time the Westfield Recreation Department has encouraged residents to take to the ...

Westfield Library Children’s Area Getting Facelift During COVID-19 Closure

WESTFIELD, NJ — With the Westfield Memorial Library closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the children’s department is undergoing redecoration due to the generosity of the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library.

The children’s department now features a series of arches made to capture the beauty of nature, decorated with flowers, creatures and other greenery. All of ...

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New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra Presents ‘The Evolution of Music’ Webinar

May 30, 2020

The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra is presenting a four-class series titled the Evolution of Music. Artistic Director Warren Cohen will begin by discussing the development of instruments and the progression of music notation starting from 1000 AD.

How precise is music notation? In what ways do style, culture, and the limitation of past instruments translate to how ...

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Peaceful Protest Honoring George Floyd Held in Cranford’s Nomahegan Park

June 3, 2020

CRANFORD NJ — The Black Lives Matter movement extended into Cranford on Tuesday as Union County residents gathered for a peaceful protest in Nomahegan Park.

An estimated 2,000 people attended, ranging from babies in strollers to adults. They walked around the pond while chanting phrases including “Black lives matter,” and “I can’t ...

I photographed a George Floyd protest in Newark. This is what I Witnessed.

June 1, 2020

Daniel Han is a freelance journalist, Westfield High School Graduate of 2019 and freshman studying journalism at Rutgers University.

I entered Newark, N.J. on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the George Floyd protests, but was also nervous. Footage of Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia ...

Letter: Pleased to See Downtown Westfield Moving Forward on Redevelopment

June 3, 2020

As a Westfield resident and former executive director of the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), I have been involved in the evolution of our downtown for over 20 years. In my career as a professional planner, I have worked in towns with diverse central business districts such as Burlington, Vermont and here in New Jersey, in Montclair and Princeton.These communities have benefited from ...

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Blood Drive in Clark - Urgent Need! Appointment ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Park Middle School, Scotch Plains

George Floyd March in Westfield, Scotch Plains

Giving Back

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Vote-by-Mail and the July 7 Primary Election

June 3, 2020

FAQs about Vote-by-Mail have been posted on the Union County Clerk’s elections website, unioncountyvotes.com, and on the free Union County Votes mobile app.

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi urges voters to familiarize themselves with Vote-by-Mail procedures in advance of receiving their Vote-by-Mail ballot for the July 7 Primary Election.

Due to the COVID-19 ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

COVID-19: What Should I do if I Think my Workplace is Dangerous?

The State of New Jersey requires businesses which reopen to be in compliance with all guidelines and directives issued by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), the Center for Disease Control (“CDC) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment. OSHA guidelines require employers to ...

6 Homes Sold May 24 — May 31 in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, Cranford

Six homes sold May 24 through May 31, 2020, in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, Cranford, Fanwood and Garwood, according to the Garden State MLS.*

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Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

 

The Dow Hits 25,000 While Covid-19 Deaths Surpass 100,000: Do You Say Buy or Bye to the Market Now?

The stock market has done the one thing nearly all the pundits said was impossible: making a V-shaped recovery.  The stock market, as measured by the S&P 500, has soared nearly 40% since the apparent bottom, March 23.  The market is now up on a year over year basis and is down only about 6% year to date.

Yet, the economic and medical prospects are, at best, dicey.  On the ...

No One Can Make You Feel Guilty

We often think that others are responsible for making us feel guilty. This is not true. 

Others may try to manipulate us by saying certain things to make us feel guilty and at times they are very effective in causing us self-doubt. However, the reason that manipulators are able to make us feel guilty is that a part of us agree with their message and the doubt already exists in ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Celebrates Athletes, Teams at Virtual Rams Recognition Night

EDISON, NJ -- The department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held a virtual Rams Recognition Night to celebrate the accomplishments of its Upper School athletes and teams on May 27.

Four athletes who compiled at least nine varsity letters received W+H blankets: Brianna Chambers of Somerset, Austin Miller of Linden, Sahil Mulji of Edison and Nadia Valcourt of South Plainfield.

Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

“Union County ...

Missing Jews

How many Jews are there in the world? 13 million? Perhaps 14 million, if you’re generous. How many Jews were there before World War II? Apparently the number was around the 19 million mark. So if we deduct the six million wiped out in the Holocaust, we are down to 13 million—which is exactly where we are today. So the colossal question is this: Where are all the missing Jews? Or, ...

Amid Outrage Over George Floyd Killing, Organizers Advocate for Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

May 31, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown Newark on Saturday, part of a nationwide show of resistance against police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Organizers used the display of solidarity with Minneapolis as an opportunity to call attention to Newark's own struggle for officer accountability, ...

Obituaries

Jun 18, 1944 - May 1, 2020
John La Forte, of Edison, NJ passed away early Friday morning May 1, 2020, due to ...
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