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Cranford Man Admits to Receiving Images of Child Sexual Abuse

May 5, 2021

CRANFORD, NJ — A 41-year-old Cranford man admitted on Tuesday to receiving images of child sexual abuse, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Joseph Hinksmon of Cranford downloaded and received videos and images of child sexual abuse to his personal hard drive from July 10 through July 24 of 2019, according to documents filed in this ...

Letter: Questions State and Local Republicans Need to Answer

May 5, 2021

Over the next few days, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are likely to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position as Conference Chair. Why? Because she will not stop telling the truth about the 2020 election and Trump's “Big Lie.” She will not stop telling the truth about the Jan. 6 insurrection. And she will not abandon her personal integrity and ...

Candidate Statement: A Real Plan to Fix Westfield's Downtown

April 28, 2021

Since its study was released, the reaction to WalletHub’s dismal ranking of Westfield as our nation’s least-friendly Town to small business has been one of serious concern among residents. The Mayor’s response was to dismiss the facts and calls for accountability as “partisanship,” and to pass off as the Town’s efforts the help provided to small business ...

Imagine Seeking New Executive Director

May 5, 2021

This year marks the tenth year that Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, has been providing support to grieving children, teenagers, and families. It will also mark an important transition in the organization.

Founder and Executive Director of Imagine, Mary Robinson, has decided to step out of her role as Executive Director to dedicate her time as Founder of Imagine to outreach, education, ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Holy Trinity School Students Win State Award for National Handwriting Contest

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Students in Holy Trinity start learning to write in cursive in the second half of second grade. As they progress through each grade level, cursive writing is used more than printing.  This year students from grades 3 to 8 participated in the 30th anniversary year of the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.


Holy Trinity is proud to have two state ...

Mothers and Young Adult Daughters

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ-- A mother/daughter relationship is one of the most important ties each will have in her lifetime.  Many women have difficult relationships with their mothers and daughters, even when they want good relationships.  A mother may wish her daughters happiness, yet --- from the point of view of her daughter, she acts quite opposite.  A mother may describe her ...

CWI.Design Hosts Watercolor Fundraising Event for Connie Dwyer Breast Center Foundation

Children have not been the only people learning online during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Social media is full of photos and stories about how-to classes that people have taken during the past 13 months — knitting, wine-making, canning and painting come to mind. The group experience is still there and the students are safe, at a remote location. 

Recently a group of novice watercolor ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Release Butterflies in Garden

EDISON, NJ-- The Junior Kindergarten class at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison concluded its lifecycle unit by releasing their Painted Lady butterflies in the Lower School garden on April 28. Early Childhood students learned about the lifecycles of ladybugs, chickens, frogs and the butterfly. 

“We received our butterflies as caterpillars and watched them form chrysalis as they ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

23 Homes Sold April 25 - May 2 in Westfield Area

Information provided by Susan Massa Broker Associate, Keller Williams Realty Westfield, NJ, 908-400-0778.

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Five Apps That Can Be Helpful While Grieving

Although nothing can replace the love and support of friends or family, sometimes you need to grieve on your own.

Here, we take a look at five grief apps that may help you understand death and the emotions you’re experiencing when adapting to life after the loss of a loved one. We have even featured a few apps that can help children handle their grief.

My Grief Angels

My Grief ...

Westfield Financial Planning Offers a Primer on Bitcoin

“All that glitters is not gold.”  — William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Bitcoin — A Primer

“Fiat” is a term derived from the Latin meaning “Let it be done.” The US Dollar, like all major global currencies, is a fiat currency. This means the US government merely declared the dollar is legal tender as opposed to the previous ...

Westfield Police Department Blotter: Home Burglary, Stolen Property, Theft & More

May 4, 2021

4/27/2021 at 4:03 a.m. — Home burglary, Vehicle Theft

A resident in the 300 block of Hillside Avenue reports unknown person(s) committed criminal mischief by breaking the glass portion of a door to their residence. Actor(s) then committed a burglary to their residence by unlocking the door in question and entering the home. Person(s) then stole keys from inside the home, which were for a ...

Westfield First Graders Explore Life Cycle of Plants

As the nation celebrated Earth Day on April 22, first-graders in the Westfield Public Schools are studying seeds and plants as part of a Life Sciences unit that has youngsters planting seeds and observing the germination process in the classroom before transplanting the healthy seedlings — some in school gardens.

First graders in Alison Schreier’s class at Wilson School recently ...

How Are We to View Jews by Choice?

Are converts looked down upon in Judaism? Is conversion to our faith frowned upon? To be sure, I have been privy to plenty of disparaging remarks over the years—ironically, often made by people who themselves are far from religiously observant. “A leopard doesn’t change its spots” is one of the milder ones I’ve heard. But, never mind what certain individual Jews may ...

Summer Jobs Mean More Than a Paycheck to Local Teens and Young Adults

After a year of isolation, remote learning and missed extracurricular activities, teens and young adults have more reasons than ever to gain a summer job. 

According to the American Camp Association, the essence of camp is in the human relationships forged in a safe, caring and supportive environment. Being part of that staff team develops hands-on leadership skills and the chance to be a ...

Joseph Behr Earns 2021 Hampshire Honor Society Recognition

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced its members of the 2021 Hampshire Honor Society on Wednesday, April 14, and senior defensive back Joseph Behr, a Sayreville native, who played his high school football at St. Joseph (Metuchen), was among the names receiving the honor from across all divisions of football.

Behr was among ...

First Congregational Church of Westfield to Host Free Webinar on Simple Estate Planning

First Congregational Church of Westfield is pleased to host a free webinar on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 3 p.m. with special guest Patricia Dulinski, a local Westfield resident and family law practitioner.

Attendees will be guided through the ins and outs of simple estate planning, including three essential documents: Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney and Living Will.


- Feb 28, 2021
Robert F. Barrett, 82, lived a rich life. His early years were filled with formal training as a ...
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Jersey City Girl Scouts Stand Up for Human Rights, Say no to Cookies

April 28, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Normally this time of year, Girl Scouts spread out into the community to sell their much-sought after cookies. It is a tradition that goes back to the foundation of the scouting program.

But the message Jersey City Girl Scout Troop 12026 took to the streets of downtown Jersey City earlier this month was not about selling cookies; rather, it was about boycotting ...