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Lost Loved Ones Remembered at Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday

May 22, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s been two decades since 14-year-old Greta Schoenemann of Westfield died suddenly, but her memory lives on with a 5-kilometer race that drew over 700 runners and more supporters on Sunday.

Wendy Schoenemann, Greta’s mother, was among the estimated 200 people to participate in a .6-mile Memory Walk held before the 5K run for which organizers set up ...

Boy Scout Will Add Life-Saving Station to Park Pond in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Boy Scout from Westfield’s Troop 72 has gained the local government’s approval to add lifesaving apparatus to a local park pond.

Grant Ziegler, 13, secured the Westfield Town Council’s authorization last week to build and install a life ring with a storage box at the pond near the playground at Tamaques Park. The Eagle Scout project will ...

Greta's Run 2022: Imagine Leading 9th Annual 5K Run, Adding ‘Memory Walk’

WESTFIELD, NJ — For the first time in two years, an annual 5-kilometer race started in memory of a Westfield High School freshman who died suddenly will happen in person.

What’s New? New to the race this year is a 0.6-mile “Memory Walk” where families can walk in memory of anyone who has died, organizers announced. Registrants for the walk can purchase a sign ...

A Local Effort for Ukraine Ships Hundreds of Boxes of Supplies to those in Need

CRANFORD, NJ —Ukraine has been fighting for survival for 76 days, ever since Russia declared war and invaded the country.

Local residents Lada Bidiak and Olena Kiyko haven't gone a day since without crying. Those tears, shed for friends, family, beloved towns and cities, and everyone in Ukraine, are not in vain. They've propelled the two friends into action.

Bidiak lives ...

Female Empowerment: Westfield Girl Scouts Transform Park Bathroom

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ten Tamaques School fifth-graders are making a lasting impact on the Westfield community.

For their Bronze Award project, the members of Girl Scout Troop #40360 refurbished the Tamaques Park women’s bathroom to make the experience more sanitary and enjoyable.

In fall 2020, the troop decided on the project, and once their proposal was approved by the town ...

Book Lovers, Mark Your Calendars: The Westfield Library Book Sale is Back

WESTFIELD, NJ — Stack after stack and row after row of books for people of all ages will be available when the annual spring book sale, hosted by the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library, returns this week after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The sale will offer a plethora of used books of all genres, along with DVDs and CDs, according to the ...

Nominate Favorite Charity or Non Profit for Valairco Cares $500 Giveaway; Deadline April 30, 2022

MANVILLE, NJ — Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline April 30, 2022. Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit.

The most recent winner was Visions and Pathways. Bridgewater based Visions and Pathways has been helping abused, neglected, homeless, missing and at risk youth ...

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Westfield Girl Scouts Honors Ambassador Class of 2022

May 24, 2022

It is with great pleasure that Westfield Girl Scouts honors its Ambassador Class of 2022. Only just a few short years ago, these smiles belonged to blue-smocked Daisies embarking on their first scouting adventures. They now belong to brilliant and capable young women who “make the world a better place” with all that they do.

These 24 Ambassadors have invested much of the last 13 ...

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Upcoming Events

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Sun, June 5, 10:00 AM

The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge to Boost Cancer Comfort Project

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Thu, June 9, 5:00 PM

Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Pride Flag Raising, Walk

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Sat, June 11, 5:30 PM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation Tricky Tray

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Union County Deer Hunt: 229 Deer Harvested in 2021-22 Cull

May 26, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Hunters culled 229 deer during Union County’s annual deer hunt this past fall and winter, according to a county spokesperson.

The most deer, 55, were harvested from the Watchung Reservation, county spokesperson Tina Casey told TAPinto on Wednesday. Hunts in three Plainfield parks yielded 21 deer during the winter cull but none in the fall, Casey ...

Letter: Support for Smart Green Development in Westfield

May 27, 2022

Dear Editor -

I am writing to commend our town government for the smart, forward-looking development planned for the corner of Ferris and Prospect. Like many of you, I have been interested in seeing how this unfolded over the past couple of years to make sure it fits with my view of what we should be doing in Westfield.

Over this time, I saw the Historic Preservation Committee work with the ...

Candidate Statement: The Time To Act Is Now!

May 23, 2022

Hello Westfield and especially Ward 1 residents.

My name is Amanda Como, and I’m writing today to share my concern regarding the Prospect & Ferris Sophia project.

Like thousands of you, I too have been following along as the approval process has unfolded for this development. 

Most recently I attended a backyard Q&A at Councilwoman Habgood’s home, have tuned in ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, May 29, 10:00 AM

Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield

Babyccino at Union County Torah Center-Chabad

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Mon, May 30, 8:00 AM

Westfield

Memorial Day Ceremonies, Parade and Picnic

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Thu, June 2, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center - Auditorium , Cranford

If You Plant it, They Will Come

Union County Celebrates Pride Month 2022 with Art, Dancing, Theatre & More

May 27, 2022

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites all residents and visitors to join in the celebration of Pride Month 2022, with community activities scheduled all throughout the month of June.

“This year our Pride Month calendar includes a mix of activities from just plain fun to cultural enrichment, education, networking and awareness-raising,” said Chair Rebecca Williams.

Heading to the Beach? Having a BBQ? Don't Forget This Essential Item

It's Memorial Day Weekend! The unofficial start of summer is here! 

We are all looking forward to spending time outdoors enjoying the sun, the beach, the lake, the pool ... whatever tickles your fancy. The one thing we don't enjoy while spending time outdoors are the bugs. Yep, those pesky critters really can ruin a good a time. 

Have you ever been lying on the ...

Westfield Area YMCA Launches New Camp in Cranford for Children Entering Grades 1-3

Westfield Area YMCA summer day camps offer kids experiences to help them get more out of their summer break – more friendships, more accomplishments, more belonging and more fun!  

A new traditional camp program has been added to the summer 2022 season thanks to a partnership with the Cranford Recreation Center. Pioneer is a full-day indoor/outdoor weekly camp located at ...

Holy Trinity Holds May Crowning Ceremony

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Holy Trinity School in Westfield held its annual May Crowning ceremony honoring Mary, the Blessed Mother, on Friday, May 20, 2022. 

Second-graders attended dressed in their first communion dresses and suites, while the soon-to-graduate eighth grade class came in jackets and ties and dresses, as well. 

Since 1916, Holy Trinity School (336 1st St, ...

Community Conversations: A Healthy Holiday Weekend

This weekend marks the third Memorial Day holiday since the pandemic started, but we’re in a much different place than in previous years. On this Community Conversation, Jason Kessler, MD, section chief of Infectious Disease at Morristown Medical Center, will share the latest information on how to gather safely, provide an update on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and tell you what you ...

Agent Spotlight: Teresa Maegerlein

Teresa Maegerlein, Broker-Associate in the Morristown office, is dedicated to getting her clients results! Her career in real estate began in 2004. Before getting into real estate, Teresa worked on Wall Street and her financial background has proven invaluable in her current work. As useful as her hard-earned savvy has been, she knows that the most important skill for a successful business is ...

24 Homes Sold May 17 - 21 in Westfield Area

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

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How to Deal with Prom Night Stress

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager, but at the same time, one of the most stressful. It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

Saint Joe's Valedictorian Credits Extracurricular Activities for His Academic Success

METUCHEN, NJ -- There was very little doubt in Aayush Agnihotri’s mind when it came to choosing where he wanted to attend high school. Aside from the wide array of academic offerings and extracurricular activities, there was a deeper connection to Saint Joseph High School that only a select few understand - the legacy connection. 

After seeing his older brother, Aniket (Saint ...

Creativity, Pride on Display at Wardlaw+Hartridge Art Show

EDISON, NJ -- Students in PreK(3) through Grade 5 were beaming with pride showing off their fine artwork during last week’s Lower School Art Show.

Families and friends roamed the Lower School hallways and Lower Snowdon to peruse the various works and enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate visual art with their children, who were expertly guided by Lower School art instructor Sara ...

Continued Academic Honors at Westfield High School

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School students continue to be honored for academic and artistic achievements in recognition of their hard work and dedication to furthering their education.

Eleventh grader Mattia Butera will attend the Governor's School of Engineering and Technology this summer at Rutgers University.  As a selected Governor's Scholar, he will take four ...

Enjoy Union County Parks, the Zero Waste Way

Visitors to Union County parks this summer can give their outdoor gatherings a zero waste makeover by using washable or recyclable picnic gear including plates, cups, utensils and tablecloths.

“Cutting down on single-use paper or plastic items in our parks is a simple way to help the environment while enjoying the outdoors with friends and family,” said Union County Commissioner ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

‘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 ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 26, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in ...

Obituaries

Nov 28, 1931 - Jan 19, 2022
Austin George Habib, 90, passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2022, surrounded by his ...
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