Westfield Man, 78, Served as School Administrator in Springfield for 22 Years

January 22, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Local residents are mourning the loss of former Jonathan Dayton High School Assistant Principal Manuel Pereira, who passed away on Jan. 17.

Pereira, 78, a Westfield resident, was born on April 26, 1942, in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. He met his wife Elaine in 1963, marrying her in 1966. They lived in Roselle Park for a time, before moving to ...

Westfield BOE Recap: Audit, Retirements, HVAC Updates & More

January 22, 2021

After notifying Board members earlier, I announced at the meeting that I will be retiring effective July 1, 2021.  It has been my honor to have served the Westfield Public Schools as a principal, assistant superintendent, and as the first female superintendent.  There is much work to be done between now and June 30 and I will be working hard with the Board, our district staff, and ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, January 22, 1:30 PM

Westfield Memorial Library ONLINE, Westfield

Charlie Chaplin TGIF! Program Through Westfield ...

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, January 23, 12:00 AM

Scotch Plains

Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent

Arts & Entertainment


Mon, January 25, 10:00 AM

Westfield Memorial Library/Virtual, Westfield

Multi-Week Zumba Series through the Westfield ...

Arts & Entertainment Health & Wellness

Peapack Private Wealth Management Duo Present ‘Market Outlook 2021’ in Free Webinar Jan. 27

January 22, 2021

Register today for our complimentary upcoming webinar!  David G. Dietze, JD, CFA, CFP, Managing Principal, Senior Portfolio Strategist at Peapack Private Wealth Management, and Fritz Schoenhut, its Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, will host a live webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m. ET.

Topic? “Market outlook 2021.” How will the new Biden administration ...

Westfield Rotary Club Thanks Teen for Helping to Feed Families in Need

The Rotary Club of Westfield thanks Noah Lieberman for running a food drive for his bar mitzvah project. The food collected is benefiting area families Rotary has been helping during the pandemic.

Each family received shelf-stable milk, bread, fresh produce and lots of pantry items. The balance of the money Noah raised will go toward the Rotary Club of Westfield’s Backpack ...

Tips for Taxpayers to Make Filing Easier

2021 Tax Filing Season Begins Feb. 12. This allows the IRS time to do additional programming and testing of IRS systems following the Dec. 27 tax law changes that provided a second round of Economic Impact Payments and other benefits and avoid possible delays in issuing refunds to taxpayers. These changes ensure that eligible people will receive any remaining stimulus money as a Recovery Rebate ...

A 4th Grade Virtual MLK Celebration in Westfield

On Friday, Jan. 15, 4th-grade teachers and students at Franklin School continued their tradition of celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Each fourth-grade teacher provided a Google Meet link as students “traveled” between the six fourth-grade classrooms to learn about Dr. King and to complete related activities. The stations included activities such as writing a poem ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Community Supports MLK Day Food Drive

EDISON, NJ-- The Wardlaw+Hartridge community came together in a big way to support a schoolwide food drive in honor of its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Students and families in all three divisions donated items that are being delivered to two local food pantries – Hands of Hope in Edison and Starfish in Plainfield.

Items collected included a large variety of canned ...

Helping Our Children Feel Safe in Stressful Times

Stress is a common part of everyone’s life including our children. Children worry about exams and being accepted by friends, and since March 2019, our children have been affected socially, emotionally and academically by the current pandemic. A certain amount of stress is normal; however, too much stress can be unhealthy.  Disturbing events in the news or in the home can ...

Saint Joseph High School Students Participate in Model UN

METUCHEN, NJ -- Although the Model United Nations Conference looked different this year, Saint Joseph High School students participated at home on Zoom rather than in Hershey, PA. The Falcons soared! Below is a list of the awards our students achieved this year:

Outstanding Delegation - Saint Joseph High School
Officers -Abel Stephen - General Assembly A Head Chair (reelected for the ...

Senior Nutrition: Why Our Diets Should Change as We Age

It’s common for eating habits to change as we get older. Lifestyle changes may mean that we prepare fewer of our own meals, while health conditions or medications can reduce our appetites or impair our ability to taste or smell food. For all of these reasons and others, seniors may have to adapt their eating habits to ensure they are getting adequate nutrition to meet their evolving needs ...

STEM Flies First Class at Holy Trinity School

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Mrs. Maloney’s sixth grade science classes used the scientific method, deductive reasoning, critical thinking, and a whole lot of fun in this week’s experiment. Students worked together to create good old-fashioned paper airplanes from a variety of different weighted types of paper.

“We tried to fly them inside the building to measure how far each type would ...

15 Homes Sold Jan. 10 - Jan. 17 in Mountainside, Cranford, Garwood, Fanwood, Westfield & Scotch Plains

Fifteen homes sold Jan. 10 through Jan. 17, 202, in Mountainside, Garwood, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield, according to the Garden State MLS:*

Cranford 1008  RARITAN RD                CapeCod           ...

Register Now for Westfield Area YMCA 2021-2022 Full Day Child Care, Half and Full Day Preschool and Full Day Kindergarten

The Westfield Area YMCA understands the balancing act facing today’s working families. For over 30 years, children have become independent engaged learners and creative confident thinkers in Westfield Area Y Early Learning Programs. 

The Y continues to adapt to changing needs while strictly adhering to all CDC and Board of Health safety protocols. Registration is going ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Sign Theft, Car Theft, Identity Theft & More

January 19, 2021

1/12/2021 at 6:20 a.m. — Theft

A resident reported that a sign on the front of their property in the 100 block of Madison Avenue was stolen. The theft occurred around 6:20 a.m. The value of the sign is estimated at $10. This is an ongoing investigation.

1/12/2021 at 7:13 a.m. — Motor Vehicle Burglary, Theft

A resident of the 500 block of Hillcrest reported that their vehicle ...

Door to Holiness

So what's with the blood on the doors?

The Torah tells us of the final steps leading up to the liberation of Israel from slavery in ancient Egypt. On that fateful night, G‑d dealt the final blow to the Egyptians by smiting the firstborn of each of their households while sparing the firstborn of the Israelite households — precipitating total ...

Former New Brunswick Water Department Employee Sentenced For Bribe Scheme

January 22, 2021

TRENTON – A former meter reader for the New Brunswick Water Department has been sentenced to state prison for participating in a scheme with two other former water department employees to reduce the water and sewer bills of numerous customers in return for bribes, according to the state attorney general’s office.

Guillermo Quinones, 51, of Somerset, was sentenced Thursday to five ...


Jun 9, 1967 - Dec 12, 2020
Laurie Ellen (Lipson) Wagner, age 53, of Westfield, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 ...
Read more