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Video: Hundreds Participate in Westfield’s 5th Annual Greta’s Run

April 22, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — About 800 people of all ages and abilities ran, walked and rolled at the fifth annual Greta’s Run 5K in Westfield Sunday morning. Another 100 volunteers helped make the event happen.

Greta’s Run was created in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School student who died in 2002.

“She had a passion for helping individuals with special ...

Northside Kitchen Wins ‘Best Bite’ at Westfield’s Sandwichfest

WESTFIELD, NJ — Northside Kitchen’s fried chicken sandwich beat sandwiches from nine other local restaurants to win “Best Bite” by popular vote at Sandwichfest Sunday. Northside Kitchen is located at 760 Prospect St. in Westfield.

More than 400 ticket holders each had a chance to taste 10 sandwiches and vote for their favorite, according to Rory Chadwick, one of ...

Video: ‘Sandwichfest’ in Westfield this Weekend Will Benefit Local Charities

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Sunday, from noon until 4 p.m., head to The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield to taste sandwiches from some of the area’s best-loved restaurants and vote for your favorites.

Proceeds from the event will go to Greta’s Run (benefiting people with special needs) and A Birthday Wish (benefiting children in foster care).

Participating restaurants ...

Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio Opens in Westfield

April 23, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio celebrated its grand opening recently at 407 South Ave. West in Downtown Westfield. The studio offers a variety of classes including hot vinyasa, ashtanga, yin and meditation, yin and yang and foundational yoga.

Owner Brandi Hoinowski, who teaches most of the classes there, said that the studio uses infrared heating.

“It’s ...

Party Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Of The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium recently at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center.  The occasion was the kick-off party to a month’s long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the center.

Even before the song rang out, music filled the atrium, as it has for the past 17 years from 9 a.m. to noon ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...

Dozens of Westfield Students Join Town Hall Internship Program

April 16, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield officially launched its inaugural Town Hall Internship Program Monday with 33* students from Westfield High School.

The program aims to provide WHS students with valuable experience on the community level. Students are expected to work for two to four hours a week for the duration of the program. High schoolers in all grades were ...

Two Westfield Teams Advance to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

EWING, NJ — Teams from McKinley and Wilson Elementary Schools in Westfield advance to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals after the 40th annual New Jersey State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament held at the Ewing High School Sunday. 

Westfield was represented at the state tournament by five teams registered through Edison Intermediate, McKinley, Tamaques/Jefferson ...

Westfield High School’s ‘Hidden in Plain Sight: Part Two’ will Teach Parents About Underage Vaping, Drinking

WESTFIELD NJ — Westfield High School will host “Hidden in Plain Sight: Part Two” on Wednesday, April 25, to educate parents about vaping and drinking among teens. The event will include speakers from the Westfield Police Department, Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson and Director of Guidance Maureen Mazzerese.

Topics such as prom, underage drinking and use of ...

Westfield Planning Board Approves Subdivision of Historic Property, Reviews Short-Term Rental Ordinance

April 17, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Planning Board unanimously approved an application to subdivide 667 Fourth Avenue at Monday night’s meeting.

The application was carried from last month’s meeting, at which the board heard lengthy testimony from several experts and members of the community, who voiced support for the subdivision. 

The house on that site was originally ...

Dozens of Westfield Students Join Town Hall Internship Program

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield officially launched its inaugural Town Hall Internship Program Monday with 33* students from Westfield High School.

The program aims to provide WHS students with valuable experience on the community level. Students are expected to work for two to four hours a week for the duration of the program. High schoolers in all grades were ...

Westfield Council Members Highlight Town's Accomplishments at 29th Annual Gateway Chamber of Commerce Mayor's Dinner

RAHWAY, NJ – Westfield council members Linda Habgood, Doug Stokes and David Contract appeared on behalf of Mayor Shelley Brindle at the 29th Annual Gateway Chamber of Commerce Mayor's Dinner at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel on Thursday evening.

The dinner included networking and speeches from mayors and administrators in Union County, who spoke about their respective ...

Video: Hundreds Participate in Westfield’s 5th Annual Greta’s Run

April 22, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — About 800 people of all ages and abilities ran, walked and rolled at the fifth annual Greta’s Run 5K in Westfield Sunday morning. Another 100 volunteers helped make the event happen.

Greta’s Run was created in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School student who died in 2002.

“She had a passion for helping individuals with special ...

Allstate Awards Helping Hands Grant to Westfield Boosters Association

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Allstate Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Westfield Boosters Association in recognition of agent Ron Bansky’s volunteer work with the organization.

“I’m honored that the Westfield Boosters Association was able to receive a Helping Hands Grant from The Allstate Foundation in recognition of my volunteer work as a booster,” ...

Westfield Football Players, Defensive Coach Honored

WESTFIELD, NJ — Two Westfield High School senior football players, linebackers Shea Elliott and Drew Ortiz, were honored along with Blue Devils Defensive Coordinator Ken Miller at the Super 100 Banquet recently.

Sponsored by the State Coaches Association, the Super 100 is composed of the top 25 football players from each section in the state (North 1, North 2, Central and ...

Westfield Firefighters Extinguish Small Blaze at Rock 'n' Joe's

April 14, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ - A small electrical fire started at Rock 'n' Joe's on Prospect Street around noon on Saturday.

According to Deputy Chief Anthony Tiller, the fire was caused by an electrical shortage in wires in the ceiling, sending smoke into the neighboring businesses on both sides.

“It created a smoke condition," Tiller said. "Once we located the fire, ...

Northside Kitchen Wins ‘Best Bite’ at Westfield’s Sandwichfest

April 22, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Northside Kitchen’s fried chicken sandwich beat sandwiches from nine other local restaurants to win “Best Bite” by popular vote at Sandwichfest Sunday. Northside Kitchen is located at 760 Prospect St. in Westfield.

More than 400 ticket holders each had a chance to taste 10 sandwiches and vote for their favorite, according to Rory Chadwick, one of ...

Outta Hand Pizza Celebrates Grand Opening in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Outta Hand Pizza celebrated its grand opening at 311 South Ave. West Friday. The restaurant is celebrating by offering customers a 20 percent discount on orders all weekend long.

Outta Hand offers a variety of Italian specialties to eat in, take out or have delivered, including mussels marinara, chicken francese, lasagna and hot and cold subs, as well as “Outta Hand ...

Video: ‘Sandwichfest’ in Westfield this Weekend Will Benefit Local Charities

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Sunday, from noon until 4 p.m., head to The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield to taste sandwiches from some of the area’s best-loved restaurants and vote for your favorites.

Proceeds from the event will go to Greta’s Run (benefiting people with special needs) and A Birthday Wish (benefiting children in foster care).

Participating restaurants ...

Westfield Planning Board Approves Subdivision of Historic Property, Reviews Short-Term Rental Ordinance

April 17, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Planning Board unanimously approved an application to subdivide 667 Fourth Avenue at Monday night’s meeting.

The application was carried from last month’s meeting, at which the board heard lengthy testimony from several experts and members of the community, who voiced support for the subdivision. 

The house on that site was originally ...

Westfield H.S. Band and Chorus Visit Europe Over Spring Break

April 15, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School Band and Chorus programs spent the district’s spring break touring and performing on separate European trips.

The band began their trip in Florence, Italy, on Tuesday, April 3, with a guided walking tour and welcome dinner, before a day trip to tour Venice on Wednesday. The band toured the Accademia Museum, home to Michaelangelo’s ...

Overlook Named 'Employer of the Year' by NJ APSE

April 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization with an exclusive ...

Westfield Green Team Hosts Earth Day Celebration

April 23, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Coordinated by the town’s Green Team, Westfield held an Earth Day Celebration from noon until 3 p.m. on Sunday, capping off a weekend of environmental events commemorating the 48th annual Earth Day.

Sunday’s event was held in the North Avenue train station parking lot. Town residents could pick up one of four different types of saplings to plant on their ...

Proposed Changes to Westfield Street Fair, Farmers Market & More Discussed at Town Council Meeting

WESTFIELD, NJ — Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gene Jannotti spoke during the town council's conference session Tuesday to announce planned changes to Westfield’s Festifall Street fair.

“We are always willing to make changes that we think will satisfy the public and increase the street fair in its entirety,” he ...

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Fanwood Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Mobile Meals of Westfield

April 22, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ  — At the Fanwood Borough Council meeting on Monday, April 16, Mayor Colleen Mahr read a resolution acknowledging Mobile Meals' 50th anniversary and presented it to volunteers Nancy Otchy and Josephine Walsh.

Mobile Meals, based in Westfield, delivers meals to thousands of area residents every day. The organization passed its one millionth meal delivery several ...

2018 Municipal Budget is on Collision Course with Principles of Financial Soundness & Stability

April 18, 2018

Having chaired the town council’s finance committee in the recent past, I appreciate the hard work that goes into developing a municipal budget for a town as large and dynamic as Westfield. But as I have expressed publicly and also to the mayor and my council colleagues, I do not support the adoption of Westfield’s 2018 municipal budget. Although the budget contains much that I ...

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Westfield Memorial Library Spring Book Sale

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Westfield Board of Education Meeting

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Westfield Police Blotter: Residence Burglarized & More

April 18, 2018

April 11, 2018 10:23 a.m.

Raymond Rodgers, 56, of Westfield, NJ was arrested in the area of E. Broad Street. Rodgers was arrested pursuant to an unrelated traffic investigation. Rogers was transported to Westfield Police HQ without incident. At WPD HQ, Rodgers was processed and released after posting the full bail amount ($250). Rodgers was arrested on the strength of an outstanding Westfield ...

MRB Jazz Project to Play at Westfield Memorial Library

April 23, 2018

The three-part Weiss Family Jazz Series at the Westfield Memorial Library continues on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. with the MRB Jazz Project. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Established with a bequest to the Westfield Memorial Library Foundation, the Weiss Family Jazz Series commemorates longtime library patrons Joseph and Dorothy Weiss.

The MRB Jazz Project is a trio ...

18 Homes Sold April 15 to April 22, 2018, in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Cranford, Fanwood & Mountainside

Eighteen homes sold the week of April 15 to April 22, 2018, in Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Mountainside, Cranford and Westfield:*

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'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Edison Students Participate in Beta Test of Google Augmented Reality App

Students and teachers at Edison Intermediate School participated in a recent beta test of a Google application that uses augmented reality technology to explore the inner workings of plant cells, the functions and framework of the human skeletal system, and other educational subjects.

Edison Media Specialist Andrew Cusumano arranged for a Google representative to visit the school on April 9 to ...

Why We Keep Kosher

Why We Keep Kosher

This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

To those of us in Jewish education, it is a continuing source of disappointment that so many Jews still believe the kosher laws to be outdated.

Hellenic Therapy Center

April 13, 2018

Dropping Off Our Kids At College – Learning How To Adjust

Hellenic Therapy Center

 

Whether your kid is a freshman entering college for the first time or returning back to college, there are so many emotions we experience as parents.  There are differences in a parent’s reaction to the departure of a first child, an only child or even the last child.  Feelings ...

Obituaries

Oct 21, 1944 - Apr 14, 2018
Kathleen A. Hertell passed away peacefully with family at her bedside on April 14, 2018. Loving ...
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‘A Sad Day for Paterson’ as Police Officer Loses Life in Car Crash

April 23, 2018

PATERSON, NJ — On what Paterson Superior Officers Association President Mason Maher called “a sad day for Paterson,” a city police officer lost his life on Sunday after he was involved in a motor vehicle collision while on duty.

Several sources familiar with Sunday’s tragic accident have identified the fallen officer as Tamby Yagan, a 13-year veteran of the ...