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Westfield Under Flash Flood Warning Tuesday as T-Storms Roll Through

June 8, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — A flash flood warning is in effect for Union County until 6:15 p.m. as thunderstorms carrying heavy rain hit the area, the National Weather Service announced.

A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

“Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles,” the weather service ...

Heat Advisory in Effect for Westfield Until 8 p.m. Monday

WESTFIELD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Union County until 8 p.m. Monday night.

Heat index values will be up to 100 degrees, it said, and the hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses.

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

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

Weather Service: Air Quality Alert Sunday in Westfield. Temps in Low 90s

NEW JERSEY — Ozone is forecast to reach unhealthy levels for sensitive groups on Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

Young children, the elderly and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma should avoid strenuous activities during afternoon and early evening hours Sunday, the Weather Service said.

The air quality alert is for Union, Essex, Eastern ...

Weather Service: T-Storm Warning for Westfield Friday Afternoon

Updated at 3:57 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Wind gusts of up to 60 mph and penny-sized hail are in the forecast for the region Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 4 p.m., the Weather Service said. Forecasters said to expect damage to trees and power lines.

The warning applies to Union, Essex, Central Passaic, Bergen and ...

Hail, Damaging Winds and Heavy Rain Could Strike Westfield Wednesday Night

WESTFIELD, NJ — A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 7:15 p.m., and more may be on the way.

The National Weather Service predicts showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10 p.m.

“Some storms could be severe, with large hail, hail, damaging winds, gusty winds and heavy rain,” it said.

“Expect damage to trees and power lines,” the weather service ...

Weather Service Wind Advisory for Friday Predicts 55 mph Gusts

WESTFIELD, NJ — You’ll want to secure those deck chairs.

A National Weather Service wind advisory in effect 10 a.m. Friday — 6 a.m. Saturday predicts winds from the west of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of up to 55 mph. An isolated gust of up to 60 mph is possible, the weather service said.

“Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects,” the advisory ...


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Women's Soccer League Starts in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

June 24, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — For years, the Scotch-Plains Fanwood Soccer Club has had the idea to start a women’s soccer league. It wasn’t until Jennifer Goldshlag Stern volunteered to run it, that the idea was set into motion.

Stern played soccer throughout her adolescent years and wanted to return to the sport she loved and missed so much.

The program is open to women of all ...

Letter: A True Advocate for Westfield

June 24, 2021

Dear Editor,

As a Ward 1 resident and voter, I am casting my vote for Amanda Como for Town Council. Amanda's credentials as a dedicated and involved resident have been well-documented.

I support Amanda because I know she agrees that it's time to end partisanship for local elections. Making the right decisions for our town is a community issue, and Amanda is truly someone who listens ...

Candidate Statement: We're Just Getting Started!

June 18, 2021

Over the weekend, I witnessed an enormous number of exciting things happening in Westfield. Have you had a chance to enjoy the music @ Open Quimby, visit our first microbrewery? Or perhaps study the new mural at the train underpass and then enjoy a burger and libation at our new bar on Central? I hope you noted the number of downtown businesses endorsing C.A.K.E.! Compassion, ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, June 26, 8:30 AM

Westfield Train Station (South Side), Westfield

Westfield Neighborhood Council Clothing Drive


Sun, June 27, 9:30 AM

Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield


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WildFlowers will Perform a Tom Petty Tribute in Union County July 10

June 24, 2021

Union County’s free drive-in concert series continues; advance registration begins June 28.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners announces that The WildFlowers will be the next performer in the County’s free drive-in concert series. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 10, at 6 p.m. at the Union County Vo-Tech campus, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

The event ...

26 Homes Sold June 13-20 in Westfield Area

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

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Sadness in Dads: It’s a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Did you know that approximately 1 in 7 mothers suffers from a postpartum mental illness, such as postpartum depression (PPD)?

Did you know that approximately 1 in 10 dads suffers the same thing?

And did you know that, if mom is suffering from PPD, 50% of their partners likely will as well?

The Monday after Father’s Day has, for the last few years, been christened International ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Named GMC Scholar-Athletes

EDISON, NJ -- Zane Lee-Briggs of Avenel and Ariana Di Landro of Elizabeth, seniors at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, were honored at last week's Greater Middlesex Conference Scholar-Athlete Dinner at The Estate at Lake Farrington. The Rams joined representative from all Middlesex County schools at the event, which was attended by parents and athletic directors. W+H athletic director ...

Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Attempted Vehicle Thefts, Identity Theft & Garage Burglary

June 22, 2021

6/14/2021 at 8:29 p.m. — Attempted Motor Vehicle Burglary

A resident of the 700 block of Highland Avenue reported an attempted motor vehicle burglary. The resident stated that she observed an unknown motor vehicle stationary next to her husband's vehicle, which was parked on the roadway in front of her residence. She told police that an unknown person exited the suspect vehicle and ...

Helping Children Cope with the Loss a Parent to COVID

SCOTCH PLAINS NJ-- The pandemic has taken a toll on a scale that none of us has experienced in our lifetimes. Individuals and families have had to deal with loss and grief in addition to the extreme anxiety and stress we have all experienced. And the high mortality rate among prime-age adults, many of whom are parents, has left an unprecedented number of children to cope with the death of one or ...

Market Volatility: A Part of the Investment Experience

Market volatility is a part of the investment experience and seasoned investors understand that acting emotionally can be more harmful than helpful. It is always appropriate to understand and prepare for market volatility and downturns, even when markets are going up. Investors should not let market movements force them to lose focus.  A knowledgeable investor understands that markets go up, ...

How the American Rescue Plan Affects 2021 Taxes

Below is a small summary of all the updates. We recommend reading the full article to get a better understanding.


Child and dependent care credit increased for 2021 only

The new law increases the amount of the credit and the percentage of employment-related expenses for qualifying care considered in calculating the credit, modifies the phase-out of the credit ...

A Lousy Excuse

In this week's parshah, we read the strange but famous Biblical narrative of the heathen prophet Balaam and his talking donkey. At one point an angel blocks the donkey's path and the animal stops in its tracks. Balaam is frustrated and strikes the donkey. "And G‑d opened the mouth of the donkey and it spoke to Balaam saying: 'Why did you hit ...

NJ Librarian of the Year Advocates for Teens, Librarians of Color

June 23, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books.

Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community.

“Libraries are not just about books. It’s about community engagement, it's about ...


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It is with great sadness that the family of Frank P. DiLollo, announces his peaceful passing on ...
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