FEMA Has Opened a Disaster Relief Center in Elizabeth. Everything We Know About FEMA Aid

September 17, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officially opened a Disaster Relief Center (DRC) in Elizabeth on Thursday, September 16. The DRC is located at the O’Donnell Dempsey Senior Center on 618 Salem Avenue. The building is a Quonset hut, adjacent to one of the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth’s buildings: the O’Donnell-Dempsey ...


Jimmy Arbes Heads to 2021 USGA-Mid Amateur Championship

September 17, 2021

Jimmy Arbes graduated Westfield High School as a two-time state champion golfer. Arbes went on to play for Rutgers University on a golf scholarship. Since then, Jimmy has become a father and stepfather, but remains highly competitive in amateur golf within the NJSGA and MGA sections.

Since qualifying and making the cut at the 2021 Met Open, Jimmy has qualified to compete in the 40th USGA ...

Letter: Westfield Health Board on Vaccine Benefits, Objective Data, Unlicensed Pets & More

September 17, 2021

To the Editor:

The Westfield Board of Health met on September 13.

The Board remains strongly committed to the use of a comprehensive approach using all appropriate methods to prevent Covid-19. In other words, we are applying the “Swiss Cheese Respiratory Pandemic Defense” to prevent the transmission of and infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, and to lessen ...

Candidate Statement: Let the Numbers tell the Story

September 20, 2021

For 33 years, I have pursued my passion of bringing better financing solutions to the world. I received my undergrad degree from the College of William and Mary in International Political Economy (a major I designed to help me advance my goals) and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School. 

My professional career took me from Wall Street to the US Government ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, September 20, 7:00 PM

Edison Intermediate School, Westfield

Edison Fields Project: Westfield Public Input ...



Mon, September 20, 7:15 PM

Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield

Sukkot Festive Community Dinner

Religions And Spirituality


Tue, September 21, 7:00 PM

Cafeteria B of Westfield High School, Westfield

Westfield School Board Meeting (New Location)

Education Government

Girls’ Night Out Returns to Downtown Westfield This Thursday

September 20, 2021

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is bringing back Girls’ Night Out, an annual women’s shopping and dining event, on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, rain or shine.

Girls’ Night Out includes both daytime and nighttime festivities for shopping and dining, with daytime events taking place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and nighttime activities running from ...

COVID Home Testing an Eligible Medical Expense

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that the cost of home testing for COVID-19 is an eligible medical expense that can be paid or reimbursed under health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs), health savings accounts (HSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) or Archer medical savings accounts (Archer MSAs).

That is because the cost to diagnose COVID-19 is an ...

27 Homes Sold Sept. 12 -19 in Westfield Area

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

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Eye Middle School Electives

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison explored a variety of electives during this week's Electives Tasting Rotation. The robust list of extracurricular offerings includes Art, Chess, Film Forum, Newscast, Origami, Robotics, Scrapbooking, Literary Magazine, Newspaper and STEM.

Students selected four electives of interest to them and met with the ...

Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Cars Theft, Child’s Bike Stolen, DWI & More

September 15, 2021

9/5/2021 at 2:24 a.m. — Motor Vehicle - Burglary, Theft

A resident of the 500 block of Hillcrest Avenue reports that her motor vehicle was burglarized and found to have approximately $8.00 in coins stolen from the interior. The vehicle was parked in the driveway of the residence. A motion sensor reported motion in the area of the vehicle at 02:24 a.m. on the morning of ...

The Uncertainty of Not Knowing

Many of us are feeling the anxiety of not knowing what is coming our way.  The current Covid-19 pandemic has heightened uncertainty over the economy, employment, finances, our government, relationships and of course our mental and physical health. It is natural to want to feel safe.  The fear of uncertainty can leave us very stressed, depressed and anxious.

Managing our anxiety ...

Focusing on Factors You CAN Control

Every investor normally has personal goals in mind that they would like to achieve. Although most non-retired adults have some savings, only 36% say their nest egg is “on track,” according to the Federal Reserve. Sometimes, those eager to boost retirement savings could become more aggressive and start considering more volatile assets in an attempt to achieve higher returns. Sadly, ...

'Year One' Captures Tensions of a Changing Society

UNION, NJ - After two years of closure, Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University has re-opened with a stirring production of Erik Gernand’s play, “Year One.”

The time is 1933, the place, a city in Germany.  As Germany rebuilds after the devastation of World War I, a close-knit family is caught up in the possibilities of new life under the Weimar Republic. The ...

Morristown Medical Center Surgeons 1st in U.S. to Use Minimally Invasive Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) With Advanced Imaging for Flexible Scoliosis Correction

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center fellowship-trained scoliosis surgeon Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, leads the only surgical team in New Jersey to use a new, FDA-approved tethering system for minimally invasive scoliosis surgery that provides for flexible spinal deformity correction and faster healing. The team is also the first in the nation to use a new type of portable CT ...

Scenes from Holy Trinity's First Day of School

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Wednesday, Sept. 8, was the first day of the academic calendar for Holy Trinity School in Westfield.

The K-8 students arrived at the school, dutifully posed for pictures for their parents, and got reacquainted with friends. Principal Dr. Adele Ellis led the students in the Pledge of Allegiance, while Father Anthony Randazzo led them in a group prayer before the students ...

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

Labor Day Honors our American Workforce

September 6, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end of summer, signaling the last quarter of the year. This national holiday is celebrated the first Monday of September with roots dating back to New York City in 1882.

It became an official holiday in 1894 under President Grover Cleveland's order. Back to school sales, weekend picnics and gathering seem to highlight the day.

Labor ...


Apr 23, 1929 - Jul 20, 2021
Longtime Westfield resident, Mr. Kenneth Brown (PaPaDo), passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at ...
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