Union County Vaccinations by Town: See How Westfield Compares

June 12, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Friday, just over half of all Union County residents have been immunized with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but where you live plays a significant role in how well vaccinated your community is, state figures show.

While the rate of people partially or fully vaccinated stands at 55.1% countywide, COVID-19 immunization rates vary widely by town, with the ...

Letter: Reactionary Education Policies Hurt Critical Thinking

June 14, 2021

Westfield’s Board of Education is currently considering a slate of policies formed in response to a Black History Month speaker, Chris Campbell, whose remarks on race and politics were deemed “too controversial” by some parents. As a parent of two children in Westfield public schools, I see these proposed policies as a short-sided and reactionary mistake.

Our children will be ...

Candidate Statement: Luck Favors the Prepared

June 16, 2021

The best advice ever shared with me was luck favors the prepared. Growth and progress don’t just happen; they result from hard work and preparation in implementing strategies to move forward. As your Ward 2 Councilman, I’ve taken this advice and put it into action by listening to my friends and neighbors over the last four years, hearing the issues that impact their lives, and ...

Local Students Receive Scholarships from Lantern Hill

June 17, 2021

Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living community in New Providence, New Jersey, honored its first class of Student Scholars at an Awards Ceremony on June 14. Kelly Anne Donfield and Sarah Hagen, members of the Dining Services Department, were awarded $4,000 scholarships from the community to support their pursuit of higher education.

Donfield, who is graduating from Governor Livingston High ...

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 ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Fraud, Theft, Suspicious Activity

June 16, 2021

6/7/2021 at 11:17 a.m. — Fraud

A resident of the 300 block of Livingston Street reported being a victim of a fraud by unknown suspect(s) who committed a fraud. Actor(s) opened an unemployment claim using the victim’s information. There are no suspects at this time and no arrest have been made.

6/8/2021 at 6:36 p.m. — Fraud, Identity Theft

A resident of ...

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, ...

27 Homes Sold May June 6-11 in Westfield Area

Provided by Susan Massa, Broker Associate, 908-400-0778.

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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 ...

Sportsmen or Spectators?

Are you a spectator or a participant? Do you only watch the soccer World Cup, or do you sometimes kick a ball yourself?

A few years ago, it was decided to widen the seats at Wimbledon. Apparently, the problem was rather simple—obesity. It appears that the fans who admire the tennis stars in action don’t get much exercise. The chairman of the British Sports Council was prompted to ...

Community Conversations: Living with Scoliosis

Does your child have scoliosis? Do you know what the signs are? Find out on the next Community Conversation where Jason Lowenstein, MD, medical director of Atlantic Health System’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, shares how it’s diagnosed and explains why early identification is key to treating spinal deformity.

 

Holy Trinity Scouts Earn Religious Awards

WESTFIELD- On Sunday, June 6, Holy Trinity School’s second grade Girl Scouts of Brownie Troop 40839 and two sixth grade Boy Scouts from Troop 73 were honored by The Most Reverend Gregory J. Studerus, Auxiliary Bishop of Newark with Catholic Scouting Awards. The ceremony took place in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

The eleven girls, led by Brownie troop leaders Mrs.

Black Cat Missing From Westfield Home

Chip is missing from a home on Scotch Plains Avenue in front of Memorial Pool.

He has a mole on his right ear. If seen, please call 908-666-2174.

St. Joseph (Metuchen) Wins GMC County Tournament, 2-0, Thanks to Strong Pitching, and RBI Squeeze Play

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- St. Joseph (Metuchen) won the GMC Conference Championship over South Brunswick on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in East Brunswick. Andrew Goldan started and pitched 6 2/3 brilliant innings before being removed for reaching the 110 pitch limit. He gave up just two hits. Colin Leyner closed out the game with a strikeout for St. Joseph.

Jack Kern executed a squeeze ...

U.S. Senate Confirms Fanwood Native Zahid Quraishi to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

June 14, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — The U.S. Senate has confirmed Zahid Quraishi, a Fanwood native, to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey by a vote of 81-16. 

He is the first Muslim federal judge in the nation’s history.

“Another barrier has been broken, and it has been broken in New Jersey,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “I ...

Obituaries

- Apr 21, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Frank P. DiLollo, announces his peaceful passing on ...
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