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RHONJ Stars Headline Girls’ Night Out in Downtown Westfield

May 5, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Stars from the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality television series were the big draw for Downtown Westfield’s Girls’ Night Out Thursday.

TV personality Margaret Josephs signed copies of her new book, “Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget: How to Survive in Business and Life,” while her mother, Marge Senior, and husband, Joe, looked on ...

Rising Gas Prices, COVID Recovery: Malinowski Tours Westfield Businesses

WESTFIELD, NJ — Kelly Richardson, the new owner of a luxury furniture and home goods store in Westfield, is keenly aware of the impact that rising gas prices have on his business.

The Farmhouse Store owner told U.S. Rep. Tom Malinwoski that the rising transportation costs have cut into his profits through increases in the prices he pays for goods.

“We’re the last line ...

The Life by Alli and Paige, a Boutique and Event Space, Opens in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — A new luxury boutique and event space, The Life by Alli and Paige, opened at 52 Elm St. this weekend where Castle Bootery once sold children’s shoes.

A band played live music in the area of the shop nearest Quimby Street, and Alli and Paige’s signature scent, teakwood and tobacco, gently wafted past supporters who came to check out the store and cheer at the ...

Downtown Westfield Chairperson Resigns, Board Looks to Fill Slot

WESTFIELD, NJ — The quasi-governmental entity that manages Westfield’s special improvement district is seeking a new merchant representative and will also be nominating a new chair following the resignation of its longtime chairperson.

Patricia Hanigan has resigned from the board of Downtown Westfield Corporation, said Lew Kimble, who assumed the role of acting chairperson at ...

Bakery, Mex, Middle East Food, Lifestyles Store Among New Westfield Businesses

WESTFIELD, NJ — A bakery, a Mexican restaurant, a Middle Eastern restaurant and a lifestyle products store are among the businesses coming to the downtown, Downtown Westfield Corporation announced.

In a news release Wednesday, Downtown Westfield Corporation listed a series of planned openings and at the monthly meeting of the management entity for Westfield’s special improvement ...

Westfield Council Approves ‘Open Container’ Drinking Law For Areas Downtown

WESTFIELD, NJ — Just in time for spring and summer outdoor dining, a new local law approved at Tuesday’s town council meeting will permit diners in town to enjoy their wine, beer or mixed drink outside. 

Under a measure the council unanimously approved at the meeting, drinking alcoholic beverages from open containers will be allowed in designated spaces. Drinks must be ...

Registration Opens for Downtown Westfield’s 2022 ‘Pizza Run’

WESTFIELD, NJ —The annual “pizza run” in Downtown Westfield is slated to return, following a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, organizers announced.

The Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza is planned for Monday, July 18, at 7 p.m., Downtown Westfield Corporation announced.

THE USATF certified course will have clocks at each mile and water stops on a ...

Westfield Pharmacy on Quimby Street Celebrates Grand Opening

WESTFIELD, NJ — A new pharmacy on Quimby Street recently celebrated its grand opening.

Westfield Pharmacy opened in January and held the grand opening March 19. Mayor Shelley Brindle, along with representatives from Downtown Westfield Corporation and the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce were there to see owner Dabeer Khaja cut the ribbon.

Khaja told TAPinto ...

Westfield Council to Consider Designating ‘Open Container’ Drinking Areas

WESTFIELD, NJ — If you like to imbibe outdoors, then this local law could be for you.

The town council is slated to consider a measure that would permit “open containers” of alcoholic beverages in certain areas of Downtown Westfield at certain times. It follows the approval of a state law, S-2921/A-5554, earlier this year, which “allows a municipality to ...

Changes Slated For Westfield’s ‘Pizza Run.’ Will it be Event’s Last Go?

Runners will be offered coupons to redeem for pizza, organizers said.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 5-kilometer race through downtown Westfield will return this year with some key changes as Downtown Westfield Corporation considers if it wants to keep the pizza-themed tradition for future years.

Downtown Westfield has set 20th annual 5K & Pizza Extravaganza to be held July 18, changing ...


Branch Out Offices Reimagine the Urban-Suburban Workplace with New Co-Working Space in Area

May 17, 2022

Branch Out Offices announce the opening of a modern co-working space in Mountainside, NJ. This unique workplace for medium and small-sized businesses, local professionals and solopreneurs offers state-of-the-art amenities in a flexible, affordable work environment. Branch Out Offices is conveniently located at 1136 US Rt 22 at the epicenter of Mountainside, Summit, Westfield and ...

'Protecting Your Nest Egg Against Inflation' Topic of Next Peapack Private Wealth Management Webinar, May 18

Join Peapack Private Wealth Management's David Dietze and Elaine Phipps on Wednesday, May 18 at 1PM EST as they discuss concerns about inflation amid some of the highest readings in four decades and examine the various ways investors can protect their portfolios from this insidious tax on their purchasing power.

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private ...

'Protecting Your Nest Egg Against Inflation' Topic of Next Peapack Private Wealth Management Webinar, May 18

Join Peapack Private Wealth Management's David Dietze and Elaine Phipps on Wednesday, May 18 at 1PM EST as they discuss concerns about inflation amid some of the highest readings in four decades and examine the various ways investors can protect their portfolios from this insidious tax on their purchasing power.

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private ...


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Overturned Car Closes Intersection in Scotch Plains Monday Afternoon

May 16, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A car overturned in a crash near the corner of Forest Road and Westfield Avenue (near Fresh Mart) in downtown Scotch Plains on Monday afternoon. Police closed off the intersection around 5 p.m.

A witness who did not want to be identified said that the car sped around the corner and hit a parked car, then flipped and landed ...

Letter: Traffic Professional Weighs in on Proposed Prospect-Ferris Development Traffic Impact Study

May 16, 2022

I have had a 52-year career in consulting engineering specializing in traffic and transportation. I am a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers as well as the American Society of Civil Engineers. As a Westfield resident for 50 years, I am proud to have served on the Union County Transportation Advisory Board appointed by many Westfield mayors for ...

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Host Your Next Party At The Curious Heart in Westfield

May 17, 2022

Looking for a unique way to celebrate a special occassion? We are happy to host your next birthday party, girls night out,club workshop or baby/bridal shower. We offer a variety of different party ideas to entertain your guests. Here are some of the options to choose from:

Make Your Own Essential Oil Rollerball or Cream Blend
Make Your Own Body or Face Scrub
Make Your ...

23 Homes Sold May 7 -14 in Westfield Area

Information provided by Susan Massa Broker Associate Keller Williams Premier Properties 908-400-0778.

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Seniors Earn GMC Sportsmanship Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Athletes and teams from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison often receive recognition for outstanding sportsmanship. Earlier this spring, W+H seniors Zain Zaidi of Edison and Izabel Korycki of Colonia represented the school at the 21st Annual Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Banquet.

Zain and Izabel were selected as the W+H recipients and honored along with ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Tips on Manifesting and Getting Stuff Done

Ever wonder how some people seem to get so many things done in a short period of time?  Well, they probably know the secret to quickly manifesting their goals. There are tons of books out there on manifesting, but the truth is, you only need to be in tune with your own body to really achieve your goals and dreams. 

In the above video, I give you some tips on how to super ...

Westfield 5th Graders Qualify for National Geography Bee

Franklin 5th graders Henry Tuttle, Karl Westerling, Matt Taormina, James Holleran and Shaan Patel (not pictured) made it to the final rounds of the regional competition of the International Geography Bee while qualifying to compete in Nationals in June.

Essential Summer Water Safety Tips From the Westfield Area YMCA

National Water Safety Month is in May and is a kick-off for the summer season. This is the perfect time for parents and caregivers to reinforce the importance of water safety and equip kids and adults with the essential skills to keep them safe in and around water.

As “America’s Swim Instructor,” the YMCA teaches more than 1 million children invaluable water safety and ...

Is the Spike in Commodity Prices Sustainable?

For a glimpse of just how volatile commodities currently are, look at nickel markets. Prices doubled in early March. Then they fell sharply. Then the London Metals Exchange halted trading. In late March, the market for nickel — a key component in electric vehicle batteries and stainless steel products — reopened but with strict trading limits.

It’s just one example of how the ...

Who is Holy?

Who is holy? Is it the mystic in the mountains, the monk in the monastery, or the guru in the garage? Perhaps it is the lady with the crystal ball or the meditating yogi?

People today have fallen in love with Spirituality, Mysticism and Kabbalah. Great. I’ve even given a whole series of Kabbalah classes myself. Judaism is certainly rich in spirituality and the mystical ...

Holy Trinity Highlights the Arts

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Students at Holy Trinity School are showcasing their talents in music, art, and drama this spring after a hiatus of two years. 

On Apr. 6, students in the school instrumental program, under the direction of music teacher Mrs. Samantha Gambuzza, played a concert for the school community that afternoon and in the evening for parent/adult guests. Students played ...

Is An Emotional Affair Cheating?

An emotional affair is when you turn to a friend or co-worker for emotional (not physical) intimacy.  The seduction is that this person gives you what you feel that your spouse does not: support, ego boosts, playfulness, empathy, flirting, and understanding. This relationship begins in a very innocent way, yet you may begin to share more with this person than with your ...

Agent Spotlight: Kelly & Con Hartnett

Kelly and Con Hartnett, Sales Associates in the Livingston office, are a real estate power couple, ranking among the Top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents, nationwide. Kelly is an expert on the North Jersey market and one of BHHSNJ’s Certified Relocation Specialists. Whether you’re moving from the town over or crossing a few time zones, Kelly can guide you to your home of ...

Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Third Dog Bitten by Bear in Sparta

May 17, 2022

SPARTA, NJ —  A third dog has been attacked by a bear in Sparta. On Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. police said they got a call from residents on Meredith Drive. Their dog had received “a laceration” from a bear.

“The homeowner said the dogs were barking like they wanted to go out,” Lt. Jeff McCarrick said. He said when they let the dogs out they ...


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Austin George Habib, 90, passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2022, surrounded by his ...
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