Guest Column

  • Make Listening a Priority to Strengthen Your Relationships

    March 28, 2017

    Most of us are not good listeners. We listen at about 25 percent of our potential, which means we ignore, forget, distort or misunderstand 75 percent of what we hear. It’s hard to believe ...

  • How Can I Build a Better Relationship with My Child?

    One way to help children belong is to focus on building positive relationships with them. Strong positive relationships can go a long way toward helping children learn to cooperate and be ...

  • What Is People Pleasing?

    As you were growing up you may not have learned how to take good care of yourself.  In fact, much of your attention may have been in taking care of others or on just getting by. People ...

  • Losing a Child, Losing a Friend

    The loss of a child is like no other. Losing a child to a tragic accident is grief that lasts a lifetime. It can be difficult to know what to say or do when someone you care about is ...

  • Time To Put An End To Puppy Mills

    To the Editor:

    More than one of every five dogs and cats – totaling almost 17,000 statewide – taken in by New Jersey shelters year before last ended up dead.

    And in its 2015 Animal ...

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VIDEO: Union County Freeholders Recognize Westfield Family for 'Wall of Love'

March 25, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders held their regular meeting tonight, and a special resolution was introduced to recognize and commend Westfield residents Valerie Latona and David Contract for building their "Wall of Love".

Latona had posted her first “Love trumps hate” sign before the Presidential election, and it was vandalized.  Her family put up a ...

Photos: NHL’s Centennial Fan Exhibit Makes Stop in Newark

March 25, 2017

NEWARK, NJ –  Hockey fans of all ages enjoyed the first day of a two-day event on Saturday afternoon by participating in a variety of festivities at The Prudential Center’s Championship Plaza, at the corner of Mulberry and Market Streets in Newark as the NHL celebrates its centennial with an interactive traveling fan experience prior to the New Jersey Devils’ home game ...

Bright Lights, Big Difference

Every home has its own distinct personality and style. If the way we paint, furnish and treat windows in a home are like its clothing, then light fixtures are the jewelry. They sparkle and shine, set the mood, and help us to see everything else.

Light fixtures can add great impact as the focal point of a room. They can be as creative and interesting as works of art. Some truly ARE works of ...

In Opposition to the American Health Care Act

March 26, 2017

Dear Editor:

For over 48 years I have protested unfairness, war and inequality.  Over the years I have rarely felt as horrified as I do when contemplating the American Health Care Act. After seven years of promising us a better, more comprehensive, less expensive alternative to the ACA, the GOP has presented the American people with a bill that potentially leaves millions uninsured ...

Make Listening a Priority to Strengthen Your Relationships

March 28, 2017

Most of us are not good listeners. We listen at about 25 percent of our potential, which means we ignore, forget, distort or misunderstand 75 percent of what we hear. It’s hard to believe perhaps, but true.  Such listening habits can be very costly to our personal relationships.

Listening is a skill that anyone can learn, and it is also a gift that anyone can give. It is a ...

Greta's Run Early Registration Ends 3/28

March 27, 2017

Greta’s Run early registration is $25 and ends March 28. Only early registrants are guaranteed race shirts. The entry fee becomes $30 on March 29. Register online for Greta’s Run or learn more here.

Greta’s Run is Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Roosevelt Intermediate School on 301 Clark St. in Westfield, NJ. The course is USATF certified and sanctioned. Prizes and ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, March 28, 7:00 PM

Clark Public Library, Clark

The Italian American Museum

Arts & Entertainment Government

Wed, March 29, 2:00 PM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

National "This is Hunger" Exhibit Tour in ...

Education Giving Back Law & Justice

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Wed, March 29, 3:00 PM

Grillestone Restaurant Bar Private Event Space, Scotch Plains

Raw Bar Wednesday

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