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Mon, May 13, 11:00 AM

Echo Lake Country Club , Westfield

Golf Classic and Dinner with Live Auction

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Add to My Calendar 05/13/2019 11:00am 05/13/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Golf Classic and Dinner with Live Auction

The Westfield Area YMCA is hosting the 15th Annual Golf Classic and Dinner with Live Auction on Monday, May 13th at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield. Net proceeds support families and seniors in need of assistance to participate in Y programs and services.

At the Westfield Area Y, no one who lives or works in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside and is suffering a bona fide ...

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Thu, May 16, 11:15 AM

JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains

Norton Simon with Cultural Historian Barbara ...

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Add to My Calendar 05/16/2019 11:15am 05/16/2019 12:15pm America/New_York Norton Simon with Cultural Historian Barbara Tomlinson

Norton Simon was an American billionaire (Hunt Food and Industries) and a philanthropist. From canned tomatoes to magnificent art, Norton Simon was a deal-maker who loved getting a bargain. In the process, he created one of America’s greatest small museums. Come learn his story. This arts program is made possible in part by a 2018 HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant ...

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Bullying Prevention Film to be Screened at Hillside Avenue School

October 15, 2019

CRANFORD - The Cranford Public Schools Parent Academy announced that the next public stop on the LIKE US TOUR will be in Cranford.

LIKE US, a new Film "For Kids, By Kids" has been making history in Jersey City and announced a special presentation for Unity Day, Wednesday, October 23, at Hillside Avenue School from at 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. This event is free and ...

29 Selected to Cranford Public Schools Referendum Exploration Steering Committee

CRANFORD - After 160 responses to join the newly-formed Cranford Public Schools Referendum Exploration Steering Committee, Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin announced 29 members have been chosen.

The newly-formed committee will be a community-wide stakeholder group who will serve to inform, guide, and ultimately, shape a referendum. According to the email, the ...

Union County Assistant Prosecutor, Chief of Detectives Retire after Nearly 30 Years of Service

October 15, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two county officials have retired after working in the county for nearly 30 years.  Chief of Detectives Vincent Gagliardi and Assistant Prosecutor John Esmerado have both retired from their positions at the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, and were honored for their service to the county during the freeholder board meeting Thursday night.

Esmerado, who is ...

Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation 5K Raises Thousands to Combat Substance Abuse

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Since 2001, the Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation has raised more than $125,000 for scholarships and youth activities.

The foundation, which “facilitate[s] resources to support and enhance academic, athletic, [and] altruistic opportunities for young people” according to its website, was founded in memory of Ryan Patrick Faella, who died in 2000 when he was ...

Man Accused of Bringing Gun, Ammo to School in Westfield Rejects Plea Deal

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Delaware man accused of bringing a handgun and hollow point bullets to an elementary school in Westfield rejected the offer of a plea deal Thursday.

Handcuffed and standing in a tan jumpsuit at Superior Court in Elizabeth, Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, listened to the prosecution outline its case against him following his June arrest in the parking lot of Tamaques Elementary ...

Planning to Build Your Dream Home? Here Are Some Steps to Prepare.

As a financial advisor, I’ve worked with many clients as they plan for their dream home and gleaned insights on the process along the way. Building a home can be an exciting, but challenging time. It takes a plan with realistic timelines, budgets and expectations to stay on track and keep your sanity through what can feel like an overwhelming process. If building a home is on your bucket ...

The Inverted Yield Curve – What Does It Mean to Me?

Investors who follow the markets have seen headlines in recent weeks about something called the “inverted yield curve.” For those less familiar with the phenomenon, an inverted yield curve is essentially a point on a chart where short-term investments in U.S. Treasury bonds pay more than long-term ones. And when it occurs, it’s generally regarded as a warning sign for the ...

Four Delicious Ways to Enjoy Local Squash this Fall

October 18, 2019

It’s squash season! So now that you’ve just picked up a bunch of beautiful autumn squash, what do you do with it?

First, don’t refrigerate hard squashes unless they’re peeled or cut. Instead, keep them in a cool, dry place. They’ll last about a month.

Then try one of these yummy ideas:

Roasted delicata squash is a fast side dish, especially because you ...

Candidate Statement: Cranford First

October 17, 2019

To say that Cranford is a special community is an understatement. Growing up here, I was your typical teenager. I couldn’t wait to leave for college and then head out into the world. Later in life, as an adult, I couldn’t wait to come back home. People don’t settle in Cranford. It’s the opposite. Cranford settles in them. 

As a single mom, I wanted my ...

Candidate Statement: New Solutions for Flooding in Cranford

We are disappointed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to stop the flood control planning process that began in 1999 and has yet to make any meaningful progress. We support every effort to appeal this decision in order to improve flood control in the Rahway River Basin. At the same time, Brian Andrews and Kathleen Miller Prunty propose new strategies at the local, regional, state, and ...

Union County Holds EMS Open Applications Days on October 24 and October 26

October 18, 2019

The Union County Division of Emergency Medical Services is hiring per diem Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Interested applicants can attend an open application event on Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 PM, and on Saturday, October 26, at 9:00 AM.

Prospective candidates can submit their application and sit for a pre-employment written test, skill stations and interview, all in the same visit.

Westfield Area YMCA and UnitedHealthcare Kick off Free 7th Grade Initiative Program

The Westfield Area YMCA held the school year kickoff event for the 7th Grade Initiative on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Main Y Facility located at 220 Clark St. in Westfield. Seventh graders and their families learned about the program and enjoyed the interactive sport wall, climbing wall, fitness testing and asked questions of personal trainers.  

In partnership ...

Letter: Our State Needs Jon Bramnick in the Assembly

October 14, 2019

To the Editor:

If everyone knew Jon Bramnick as long or as well as I did, there would be no doubt that he would be unanimously and resoundingly re-elected back to the NJ State Assembly, where he belongs and where NJ residents need him.  

Jon fights for and represents all of us - women, men, children, underprivileged, patients...everyone.  He is honest ...