How to Keep Important TAPinto Westfield News Stories in Your Facebook News Feed

January 22, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear.

At TAPinto, we believe in serving you with high-quality, objective local news coverage.  To make sure that you continue to see news from us in your Facebook news feed:

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Westfield Town Council Discusses Changes to Street Fairs

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Gene Jannotti, executive director of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, brought the GWACC’s hopes to the town council Tuesday that they would allow a beer garden and expanded kids zone at their upcoming Spring Fling and FestiFall street fairs downtown.

The annual fairs typically bring tens of thousands of people to Downtown Westfield.

Director of Gallery U Boutique Says They’ll Leave Westfield Over Parking Issues

WESTFIELD, NJ — Gallery U Boutique, an art space and boutique on South Avenue in Downtown Westfield, will relocate at the end of the summer due to ongoing parking issues, Executive Director Robert Greco said.

Gallery U is an extension of Universal Institute, a rehabilitation facility that services adults with traumatic brain injuries. Clients from UI work in the gallery and live in the ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Westfield News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Nails Spa & Beyond Opens in Downtown Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Nails Spa & Beyond celebrated its grand opening at 125 Elm St. in Downtown Westfield Saturday by offering a free manicure or pedicure to its first 100 customers and holding a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Shelley Brindle and representatives from the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Westfield Corporation.

The 4,300 square foot spa, which ...

Westfield Businessman, Partner Hope to Save Rain Forests and Improve Lives with Global Ecology Corp.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Joe Battiato and Charlie Cacici are on a mission to save the rain forests and improve the lives of people living in developing nations. 

Cacici, a Westfield resident, founded Global Ecology Corp. in 2012 with Battiato, who lives in Woodbridge.

Both men are 63 and have spent 35 years on Wall Street — Cacici with Solomon brothers and American Express and ...

Town of Westfield Says Residents Can Pre-Pay 2018 Property Taxes Before Dec. 30

WESTFIELD, NJ — In response to queries, the town of Westfield has announced on its website that it is accepting pre-payments of 2018 property taxes.

An announcement reads:

As a result of the recently enacted federal tax legislation set to take effect for the 2018 tax year, many residents have inquired about pre-paying their 2018 property taxes.

The Westfield Tax Collector’s ...

Children’s Place in Westfield to Close Next Month

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Children’s Place in Downtown Westfield is closing on Jan. 27, according to an email sent to customers Thursday. In that email, the children’s clothing store company said it is offering 50 percent off every item in the store.

The Children’s Place did not return a request for comment in time for publication.

The space at 177 East Broad St.

Westfield Student Creates Business that Pairs Teens with Odd Jobs

WESTFIELD, NJ — Teen Assistant, a new business created by Westfield High School junior Brendan Cox, brings together local teenagers who are looking to find work experience and residents who are need of help with odd jobs.

Cox has had his mind set on entrepreneurship since as long as he can remember. The teen started his first company, a DJ business, while he was only in the fourth ...

Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Another Year

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — About 90 local leaders and business people attended the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s holiday party Wednesday night at Shackamaxon Country Cub.

“It’s always a pleasure to welcome our members to a great holiday celebration with good food and music and a good time,” GWACC Executive Director Gene Jannotti said. “We thank all ...

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Video: Point View's Petrides Weighs In on How Apple Will Deploy Its Cash

January 19, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on CNBC discussing what will Apple do with its $250 billion cash hoard:

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial ...