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Summit Says Revised Redevelopment Project Must Conform With ‘Community Priorities’

August 16, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ — In a press release issued Aug. 11, the City of Summit is stating that "scale and density" of the Broad Street West Subdistrict 3 building "must conform to Master Plan Goals, align with the approved redevelopment plan, and fit with the character of Summit."

The release took the form of an update on the status of the redevelopment, the proposed ...

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Sat, August 20, 11:00 AM

The Curious Heart Apothecary & Spiritual Center, Westfield

Psychic Saturdays with Stella


Mon, August 22, 7:30 PM

Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Historic Preservation Commission Meeting


Tue, August 23, 7:00 PM


Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Scotch Plains Temple Sholom to Host Religious School Open House on Aug. 28

August 18, 2022

Looking for the right religious school and community for your family? Prospective members can learn about Temple Sholom (1925 Lake Ave., Scotch Plains) and its Religious School on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m.

Visitors will be able to experience the building and meet with Rabbi Joel Abraham, Cantor Darcie Sharlein and Director of Education Limor Guttman. They ...

Owner Sought for Lost Dog Picked up in Mountainside Close to Westfield

This lost dog was picked up on Mountain Avenue in Mountainside not far from the Westfield border on Aug. 12.

He is in temporary foster care with a family in Mountainside. He has a microchip, but it is not registered.

If you are the dog's owner or know the dog's owner, please reach out to Laura at

Agent Spotlight: Barbara McGuire

Barbara McGuire, Broker Associate in the Morristown office, enjoys the challenge of finding the right fit for you and your family. A lifelong resident of North Jersey, Barbara has lived in a lot of different places in our gorgeous state and that personal experience helps make her a Sales Specialist in Morris, Essex, Union, and Sussex counties. A licensed Realtor since 2002, she is a member of the ...

ANCHOR to Provide Tax Relief to More Than 1.15M Homeowners

While the Middle Class Tax Rebate program has ended, the latest NJ State budget includes funding for a newly expanded property tax relief program known as ANCHOR — the Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters.

ANCHOR will provide relief to more than 1.15 million Homeowners — double the amount under the previous Homestead Benefit — and to more than 900,000 ...

Let Atlantic City Entertain You This Summer!

Are you ready for some play time this summer? There’s still a lot of time to enjoy blissful beach days, poolside cabanas, vibrant nightlife, and amazing attractions for the entire family in Atlantic City, NJ. Regardless of who you are or how you like to play, the sand, surf, and sizzling entertainment are all just a short drive away. Whether you’re ready for nonstop excitement or ...

Back to School Doesn’t Always Mean College: Apprenticeships Bring Opportunities for Well-Paying Trade Careers

If you’re the parent of a recent high school grad, it may seem like everyone on your Facebook feed is sending their child to college this month.  But if your kid isn’t shopping for new sheets or a mini fridge for his or her dorm room, don’t be discouraged.  There are alternative paths to a rewarding and high-paying career in the trades that don’t involve college ...

21 Homes Sold Aug. 6 -13 in Westfield Area

Information provided to you By Susan Massa Broker Associate Keller Williams Premier Properties 908-400-0778.

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ICYMI: Bridging the Gap Hosts AJ and Stephen Tackle Hot Button Issues

Previously on Jersey 1st tv's Bridging the Gap, hosts AJ and Stephen tackle the issues of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the Biden administration canceling student debt, and low recruitment numbers in the United States military. Speaker Pelosi is the first speaker to visit Taiwan in 25 years, and as a result, China threatened military retaliation. Nonetheless, ...

The Gas Tax Holiday is Popular, but What is a Gas Tax?

With gasoline prices and inflation affecting the daily lives of New Jerseyans across the state, activists and officials have focused on the gas tax. The gas tax, which increases the price by as much as half a dollar, could be the key to decreasing gas prices, in turn lowering transportation costs and prices for everyday goods. 

New Jersey’s gas tax is a combination of two taxes: the ...

Union Catholic Art Teacher Attends AP Summer Institute for AP Art History

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Rebecca Schroppe, Union Catholic’s art teacher, had a great experience recently when she attended the Silver State AP Summer Institute for AP Art History at Liberty High School in Clark County, Nevada. 

The AP Summer Institutes offers the most thorough professional learning available for AP educators. Attendees engaged in 30 or more hours of content-rich ...

Dropping Off Our Kids At College – Learning How To Adjust

Whether your child is a freshman entering college for the first time or returning back to college, there are so many emotions we experience as parents. 

There are differences in a parent’s reaction to the departure of a first child, an only child or even the last child. Feelings of sadness, anxiety and depression are normal and expected responses. It is a new phase in life ...

Hands-On, Problem-Based Learning Returns to Westfield Schools' STEM Camp

Offering five new workshops along with Robotics, Stop Motion Animation, Forensics and other favorites, the Westfield STEM Camp was back in-person this summer after a two-year pause due to COVID-19.

“All the workshops involve hands-on, problem-based learning activities having to do with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math,” says Edison Intermediate School Industrial Arts ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

Gain Skills, Smiles and More This Fall at the Westfield Area YMCA

The fall “back to school” season is a great time for everyone to learn and grow at the Westfield Area YMCA! Priority registration for full members begins 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 and open registration begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22.   

Classes are available for beginner and experienced swimmers of all ages. The YMCA group swim lesson ...

Three's Company? Or One Too Many?

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Third party political candidates have always been strange bedfellows in New Jersey politics.

Princess Diana’s quote that “there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded” might be how Democrats and Republicans feel about third parties intruding upon their political affairs.

The notion of a state and national ...

TAPinto Rahway Publisher David Brighouse Gives Back to the Community

RAHWAY, NJ — David Brighouse gives back to a place that has given so much to him.

"I feel like we have an obligation to give back," Brighouse said. "I owe something to the community."

He was born in Rahway — at Rahway Hospital, when babies were born there — and raised there too. Brighouse was a student in the Rahway Public School system, the same ...

New Jersey Ranked 2nd Best State to Live in 2022: WalletHub Study

August 15, 2022

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the 2nd "Best State to Live in" for 2022, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub.

The personal-finance website ranked the 50 states by using 52 different categories, from housing costs and income growth to education rate and quality of hospitals. 

While New Jersey did rank below average in affordability and economy, the ...