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Sweet Sounds Downtown on July 24th

Watson, led by local Phil (Cadillac Phil) Rinaldi, will be playing in the Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival on Tuesday, July 24th at the North Avenue Train Station from 7 pm to 9 pm. Credits: Cheri Rogowsky for Downtown Westfield Corporation

Jazz is in the air...Bring the whole family out this Tuesday July 24th and enjoy the sounds of four unforgettable musical performances throughout the night on the streets of Downtown Westfield. Music will begin at 7pm and will go until 9pm. For the past three weeks, the downtown has been packed with people that have gathered together for the Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival. Let’s keep the party going! This week, the Downtown Westfield Corporation will feature bands including Pam Purvis and the Blue Skies Band, Eric Mintel Quartet, Bradford Hayes, and Watson. You won’t want to miss out!

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Union County Residents Question Freeholders on Financing for Mind and Body Project

August 19, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - About 20 people Thursday raised concerns about the financing for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex during the public comments portion of the Union County Freeholders’ meeting.

The project includes a new school, community center, library and more in the borough.

The opportunity to speak was nixed last week when a freeholders’ special meeting vote regarding the ...

Why Choose to Live in Westfield, Scotch Plains or Fanwood, NJ?

Northern New Jersey is filled with many thriving towns — so why choose Westfield, Scotch Plains or Fanwood? Strong school systems, lively downtowns, and easy commutes to New York City are only drops in the bucket of what make these towns the charming and special places that they are.

Westfield’s downtown is centrally located and packed with everything you might need. Whether ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tip of the Month – The Dangers of Too Much Caffeine

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In today’s society, it seems like our to-do lists are always getting longer while our opportunities for sleep are getting shorter. How often do you hear, “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my cup of coffee?” Caffeine has become a necessity to many, and possibly an addiction for others. In small doses, caffeine shouldn’t cause too much ...

Making New Jersey an Affordable Place We Can All Call Home

August 10, 2017

Dear Editor:

As many residents in Union County, and across the state, are aware, New Jersey's constitution prevents municipalities from using zoning powers to discriminate against lower income residents, and requires that every community provide a reasonable opportunity for affordable homes to be built. Mount Laurel, as this doctrine is known, has been the law of the land for over 40 ...

Back to School, Back to Routines

August 21, 2017

The new school year is quickly approaching us. Back to the routine of getting up early, school assignments, sport activities (which means more driving), early breakfasts, meal planning, and overall more activities.

Oftentimes as parents, we begin to take on a lot of the responsibility for our kids going “back to school." We are overwhelmed by the number of things we need to do ...

Open House for New Independent Living Program

August 22, 2017

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Pathways to Adult Living (PAL) program, designed to ensure a successful transition to independent living for 18 – 21 year-old students with disabilities who have completed their high school academic requirements, will hold an Open House from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 31 at the program’s renovated storefront at 95 Main Street in ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, August 23, 3:00 PM

Grillestone Restaurant Bar Private Event Space, Scotch Plains

Raw Bar Wednesday

Food & Drink

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Sat, August 26, 11:00 AM

School of Rock Clark, Clark

School of Rock Clark Open House

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