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The 2022 Hurricane Season is Expected to be Active, NOAA Says

June 6, 2022

NEW JERSEY - With June officially marking the start of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraging residents along the Atlantic Coast to get prepared. 

NOAA’s current outlook of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season says this year will be another active year, predicting as many as 21 ...

‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown’: Flash Flood Warning in Union County Wednesday Night

WESTFIELD, NJ — A flash flood warning is in effect for Union County until midnight due to strong thunderstorms, the National Weather Service said Wednesday night.

Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas is possible, according to the service.

“Turn around, don't drown when ...

Flooding, Strong Winds in Westfield Area Friday: Weather Service

WESTFIELD, NJ – People can expect flooding and “excessive rainfall,” in the area, the National Weather Service said Friday afternoon.

Strong thunderstorms with wind gusts of up to 40 mph and hail are anticipated to impact the region, including Union County, according to the Weather Service.

A flood advisory remains in effect until 6:45 p.m., the Weather Service ...

Westfield Under Heat Advisory Saturday; Tips to Stay Cool and Safe

WESTFIELD, NJ — The heat is on.

With temperatures expected to soar, Westfield will be under a heat advisory Saturday from noon until 8 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

Heat index values of up to 100 degrees are expected, it said.

The National Weather Service offers the following tips to beat the heat:

Slow down: Reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities ...

Severe Storms May Bring Strong Winds, Hail to Westfield Monday Afternoon

WESTFIELD, NJ — Batten down the hatches.

Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey.

“Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have the potential to produce damaging winds,” the service warns. “Large hail ...

Weather Service Issues ‘Red Flag’ Fire Warning in Area for Second Day

WESTFIELD, NJ — For a second day, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the area on Friday, April 29, from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.

The alert was issued due to the combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels. Any fire can become difficult to contain and get out of control.

The National Weather Service has these guidelines to reduce the fire ...

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Shoplifters Haul $50K in Merchandise from Clark Target, Police Say (Video)

July 2, 2022

CLARK, NJ — The Clark Target store was the scene of a shoplifting haul worth more than $50K this week, according to police.

In a release to the public on Friday, the Clark PD said two suspects, a male and female, stayed in the store’s restrooms until after closing on Tuesday night before emerging into the store dressed in vests impersonating overnight employees.

The duo ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, July 6, 7:30 PM

Municipal Building / Council Chambers, Westfield

Westfield Planning Board Meeting

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Thu, July 7, 7:30 PM

Bandstand, Westfield

Westfield Community Band Concert

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Sat, July 9, 11:00 AM

The Curious Heart Apothecary & Spiritual Center, Westfield

Psychic Saturdays with Stella

Broad Street Players Presents ‘Heathers The Musical: Teen Edition’ at the James Ward Mansion

July 4, 2022

Westfield’s newest youth-led theater company will lift its curtain on “Heathers The Musical: Teen Edition” at the James Ward Mansion on Wednesday July 13, Thursday July 14, and Friday July 15, all beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Based on the cult classic film bearing the same title, “Heathers The Musical: Teen Edition” is the story of Veronica Sawyer, a nerdy senior at ...

56 Homes Sold June 25 -July 2 in Westfield Area

Information provided by Susan Massa Broker Associate 908-400-0778.

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Torah Thought for the Week: Houses or Households?

This week’s parshah recounts the dramatic mutiny against Moses, led by his charismatic cousin, Korach. As great as Moses was, Korach succeeded in attracting hundreds of followers and mounted a serious challenge to Moses’ and Aaron’s authority.

Korach was a powerful, aristocratic member of the tribe of Levi; a man with oversized ambitions. But his ...

Agent Spotlight: Phillip Migliaccio

Phillip “Phil” Migliaccio, Sales Associate in the Morristown office, is an award-winning Realtor! With over 30 years in the real estate business, Phil has assisted hundreds of clients in their journey to become proud homeowners. Their satisfaction leads to one of his greatest attributes; his large amount of repeat customers. And it’s not just his clients who love his ...

Union County Celebrates Plastic Free July by Asking Residents to "Take the Challenge"

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and Union County Clean Communities would like to encourage residents to celebrate and participate in Plastic Free July!

"Finding ways to go plastic free is easier than you think and residents can certainly do a lot on a personal level to help save the environment,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “The information ...

The Disease to Please

The Disease to Please is a learned behavior that occurs when we take care of others’ needs at our own expense.  If you are this type, you do too much, too often for others, almost never say “no” rarely delegate, and inevitably become overcommitted.  These self-defeating patterns take a toll on your health and on your relationships.  It is driven by the excessive ...

Rivero: Small Business Changes You Can Expect and Manage in 2022

Small business owners are navigating new challenges in their businesses after the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Can things "go back to the way it used to be?" Here are three factors that prove that we can’t just return to the way it was pre-pandemic.

 

1. Filling Positions

 

Some small businesses assume that once financial support from the ...

First Congregational Church of Westfield Presents 2022 Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award to Berkeley Heights Senior

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, First Congregational Church of Westfield presented its Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award to Makayla Curtis, a highly deserving Berkeley Heights high school senior. The award, which is given annually to a young person who has been an outstanding advocate for social justice, human rights and the rights of the less fortunate.

The award is presented each spring in ...

Using Citrus Essential Oils Safely This Summer

Nothing smells more like summer than the happy fresh aroma of lemon, lime and grapefruit essential oils. As much as we may love these essential oils, we need to be mindful that these little gems do come with safety concerns especially when worn out in the sun. 

In this short video, I introduce my summer cooling spray and also talk about how to safely and effectively use citrus ...

Westfield Financial Planning: Understanding Rising Interest Rates

During the last few years, borrowers and spenders have enjoyed historically low interest rates. However, analysts all agreed that at the Federal Reserve’s June meeting, interest rates were going to be increased.  Although rising interest rates have been anticipated, many Americans aren’t feeling prepared for the effects of these new rates. Combined with today’s exorbitant ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Drop Slightly Heading into Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased ...

Obituaries

Apr 6, 1946 - Jun 6, 2022
Dr. Udaykumar Champaklal Mehta of Westfield, New Jersey passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022, at the ...
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