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Bride Says Couple Was Left in the Lurch When Scotch Plains Wedding Hall Abruptly Closed

October 25, 2020

Scotch Plains’ iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Wedding Hall owes the township more than $380,000. Its owner denied the business had closed.

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Colonia native Kelli Capurso, 23, was, looking forward to her wedding reception. She married her husband, Anthony, in August 2019, but postponed her reception until 2020 until after he returned from his ...

John Laterra Could Cook Anything, but his Sandwiches Were on Another Level

October 13, 2020

This story is part of Loved and Lost, a statewide media collaboration working to celebrate the life of every New Jersey resident who died of COVID-19. To learn more and submit a loved one's name to be profiled, visit lovedandlostnj.com.

Once the owner of Charlie’s Delicatessen in Westfield, John Laterra could cook anything, his daughter, Linda Butler, said. But his ...

Letter: Demand More From our Local Health Department and School Leadership | Opinion

October 25, 2020

To the Editor,

I write to you as a concerned academic pulmonologist, intensive care unit physician, Westfield resident, husband and father of three children, two of which are in the Westfield public school system. My views expressed here are my own and I do not claim to represent those of my employer.

With plenty of warning and data available, our Federal and State governments have failed ...

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Sun, October 25, 11:00 AM

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp , Long Valley

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Hosting Prospective ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Mon, October 26, 7:00 PM

Westfield Memorial Library ONLINE, Westfield

Trivia for Teens and Adults Through the Westfield ...

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Kindness: A Core Principle of the Mental Health Council

October 25, 2020

This week the Westfield Mental Health Commission discusses Kindness in our ongoing series. Kindness can be as satisfying as a slice of cake. Practicing this key ingredient is the best way to be offered CAKE in return. The other CAKE “ingredients” are Compassion, Acceptance and Empathy, the building blocks of a stigma-free community.

The Cambridge English Dictionary describes ...

23 Homes Sold Oct. 18 - Oct. 25 in Mountainside. Westfield. Fanwood. Cranford, Garwood & Scotch Plains

Twenty-three homes sold Oct. 18 through Oct. 25, 2020, in Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Westfield, Garwood and Scotch Plains, according to the Garden State MLS:*

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SBA Clarifies PPP Forgiveness Application Due Date

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) confirms that Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness applications are not due on Oct. 31.

Fears of a late-October PPP surprise came to the SBA’s attention because the application forms display an expiration date of “10/31/2020” in the upper-right corner.

The SBA explains that borrowers may submit a loan ...

Embrace this Season of Change

Way back in about 500 BCE, a wise man uttered a phrase that holds as true today as it did back then: “Change is the only constant in life,” said Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher. 

Let’s step back a moment. It may seem that 2020 is a lot like living in purgatory. Events have been canceled. Growth plans you or your business envisioned for this year have been put on hold.

The Problem With Preaching

Do sermons really work? Can the words of any one individual really have an effect on the way people live their lives? Is anyone out there actually listening? (Reading?)

Rabbis are probably unrealistic when they anticipate dramatic results from their sermons. The late Rabbi Sydney Katz of Pretoria once compared the chances of a sermon succeeding to the odds of a man standing on top of the ...

Speak Out Against Federal Paycheck Protection Program Loan Loan Fraud

Are you an employee of a small business that received Federal Paycheck Protection Program loan funds? Are you aware of small business owners that are abusing their PPP loans? Small business owners buying airplane or luxury cars with their loan money? Or building extensions on their homes with their PPP loans?

These are examples of FRAUD against the United States ...

How Has The Coronavirus Impacted Our Children?

The coronavirus pandemic has been associated with many mental health challenges. Research has shown that there has been an increase in substance abuse, mental disorders, and suicidal ideation. Moreover, symptoms of anxiety disorder and depressive disorder has considerably increased in the United States during April-June of 2020. 

Covid-19 has reshaped our relationships, our daily ...

Holy Trinity School Has a Safe and Successful Start to the School Year

WESTFIELD, NJ -- It’s not as easy to see the upturned mouth, but the smiles from the staff and students of Holy Trinity School are truly visible through the shining eyes and cheery voices. Holy Trinity School opened for five full days with a remote option for students to return on September 8.

The classrooms look a bit different. Each desk has a shield on three sides with a ...

Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding residents that the popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays.

October 21st’s program “Reptiles and Gators” will feature an alligator and lizards, including a blue tongue skink and bearded dragon.  The October 28th’s Halloween-themed Insects and ...

The Rotary Club of Westfield Inducts 5 New Members

The Rotary Club of Westfield announced this week the induction of five new members.

“Our club is such a dynamic group of caring individuals,” said club President Liz Ensslin. “We are able to accomplish so much in our community and globally because Rotarians truly put 'Service Above Self' and we are excited to welcome our newest members.”

On Tuesday, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Community Embraces Virtual Camp Read-A-Lot

Lower School students, parents and teachers from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison spent much of last weekend finding creative ways to engage in appreciating their favorite books in the first virtual edition of Camp Read-A-Lot. The event, organized by Silvia Davis, Lower School Head, was designed to motivate children and adults alike to spend time reading over the weekend.

Parents, ...

Westfield Area YMCA Offers School Age and Early Learning Programs to Meet the Needs of Today’s Families

The Westfield Area YMCA understands the balancing act facing today’s working families as they navigate the ever-changing world of remote learning and the multi-faceted demands on parents. 

School Age

The Y is pleased to offer a supervised remote learning and redesigned after school program in Westfield, Mountainside and Garwood for students in 1st-5th grades.

A hybrid A/B ...

Community Conversations: #AskHer

Are you ready to #AskHer? Join Atlantic Health System in asking the women in your life if they have had their annual mammogram. On the next Community Conversation, breast surgeon Rebecca Yang, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates, and Lydia Nadeau, Executive Director, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, discuss mammograms and how you can #AskHer!

 

Westfield Schools Observe Week of ‘Extra’ Respect, District Says

Whether virtual or in-person, students and staff in Westfield Public Schools participated in lessons and activities emphasizing the meaning of respect and the different ways people show it during the Week of Respect Oct. 5 – 9, observed annually by public school districts across New Jersey, school officials say.

“We call it the Week of ‘Extra’ Respect because respect ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Unlocked Cars Burglarized, Shoplifting & Drunken Driving

October 20, 2020

The following is the Westfield Police blotter for Oct. 11 – 17. The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

10/11/2020 at 9:57 a.m. — Shoplifting

Officers responded to CVS on West South Avenue on a report of a shoplifting that had just occurred. Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop, ...

Shaw! Shaw! Shw!

There’s nothing like the theatrical commentary of George Bernard Shaw to explore love, lust and over-the-top intrigue to make for a stimulating evening.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey offers another romp at its outdoor location at the Thomas H. Keen Theatre Factory in Florham Park.The three one-act plays were broken up into five segments. “Village Wooing,” with ...

The Rutgers Prep Blog: How to Know Your Child is Getting the Most from Their Remote Learning Experience (UPDATE)

October 24, 2020

This story was written and produced by Rutgers Prep Staff. It is being republished as sponsored content on TAPinto as part of a marketing agreement. Sponsors like Rutgers Prep make it possible for TAPinto to provide its readers with free daily local news.

To read this article in its original form, visit RPS Voices.

SOMERSET, NJ — March 2020 brought about an upheaval to what ...

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- Sep 28, 2020
Indiana-born journalist and longtime Westfield resident was foreign correspondent, columnist and ...
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5 Female Rutgers Professors File Pay-Equity Lawsuit

October 16, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Five female Rutgers professors have filed a pay-equity lawsuit against the university, according to a press release from the union representing 6,000 employees and graduate workers at the New Brunswick, Camden and Newark campuses.

According to the press release, the situation came to light through a program to address faculty salary inequality that was part of the ...