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Westfield 13-Year-Old Organizes Police vs. Firefighters Charity Hockey Tournament

May 24, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Members of the Westfield fire and police departments will hit the ice on Saturday, June 2 for the second annual Spring Classic hockey game. This year, all funds raised will be donated to Westfield resident and Rahway police officer Tara Hannan, who is battling breast cancer.

The event begins at 5 p.m. at Union Sports Arena on Route 22. Game tickets are $10, and additional ...

Updated Concession Stand at Kehler Stadium Named for Late Westfield Track & Field Coach

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Board of Education unanimously voted to support the motion to name the updated concession stand at Westfield’s Kehler Stadium after former girls’ cross country and track & field Coach Thom Hornish.

“We are very grateful for the efforts of the Friends of Westfield Track to put together a concession stand that’s presentable and also we ...

Wiffle Ball Tournament in Westfield Friday to Benefit Camp for Kids with Cancer

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 8th Annual Sister Pat’s Kids Camp Wiffle Ball Tournament will take place place this Friday, May 25, at 3 p.m. at Tamaques Park.

Money from the tournament, which is run by Westfield High School students, will go to Sister Pat’s week-long summer camp in Esopus, NY, where kids suffering from cancer and other blood disorders from New York Presbyterian Hospital ...

Red Cross Calls for Summer Blood Donations to Prevent Shortage

May 24, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.

 

Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients ...

Majority of Westfield School Suspensions are Due to E-Cigarette Use, Superintendent Reveals

WESTFIELD – Edison Intermediate School, Roosevelt Intermediate School and Westfield High School had a combined total of 17 incidents in four months that lead to student removal, according to the new Student Safety Data System (SSDS) report. The data was shared by Superintendent of Westfield Schools Dr. Margaret Dolan at Tuesday’s school board meeting and reflects the report period ...

DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual 'Stroke Symposium'

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose symptoms aren’t treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

Updated Concession Stand at Kehler Stadium Named for Late Westfield Track & Field Coach

May 23, 2018

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Board of Education unanimously voted to support the motion to name the updated concession stand at Westfield’s Kehler Stadium after former girls’ cross country and track & field Coach Thom Hornish.

“We are very grateful for the efforts of the Friends of Westfield Track to put together a concession stand that’s presentable and also we ...

Majority of Westfield School Suspensions are Due to E-Cigarette Use, Superintendent Reveals

WESTFIELD – Edison Intermediate School, Roosevelt Intermediate School and Westfield High School had a combined total of 17 incidents in four months that lead to student removal, according to the new Student Safety Data System (SSDS) report. The data was shared by Superintendent of Westfield Schools Dr. Margaret Dolan at Tuesday’s school board meeting and reflects the report period ...

St. Joseph High School in Metuchen Holds Commencement Ceremonies for the Class of 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School held its commencement ceremonies, including a baccalaureate mass and graduation, on Sunday, May 20, at The Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield in honor of the Class of 2018.

Brother Louis Couvillon, S.C., a SJHS resident brother, presided over the mass. The Most Rev. James F. Checchio was in attendance and handed out diplomas ...

Gumbert Park Ice Rink Gets Green Light from Westfield Town Council

May 22, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — A standing room-only crowd cheered and booed Tuesday night after the town council, with a 6-3 vote, passed a resolution granting Mayor Shelley Brindle the authority to negotiate a lease agreement with Arena Realty Partners for a temporary ice rink at Gumbert Park this winter.

Brindle made her case for testing out the public-private partnership.

“I don’t ...

Westfield Historic Preservation Commission Hosts State Historic Preservation Specialist

WESTFIELD, NJ – Jonathan Kinney, state historic preservation specialist and certified local government coordinator of the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office, spoke during Monday’s Historic Preservation Commission speaker series to drive awareness of preservation regulations and benefits.

“Historic preservation, particularly preservation at the local level, ...

Westfield to Commemorate National Poppy Day May 25

WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle read a proclamation at last week’s town council meeting marking May 25 National Poppy Day in Westfield. The proclamation was presented to Martin Wallberg American Legion Auxiliary Unit 3 President Sharon Knight.

At the end of WWI, the American Legion adopted the poppy as its official flower, taking its inspiration from the John McCrae Poem ...

Westfield 13-Year-Old Organizes Police vs. Firefighters Charity Hockey Tournament

May 24, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Members of the Westfield fire and police departments will hit the ice on Saturday, June 2 for the second annual Spring Classic hockey game. This year, all funds raised will be donated to Westfield resident and Rahway police officer Tara Hannan, who is battling breast cancer.

The event begins at 5 p.m. at Union Sports Arena on Route 22. Game tickets are $10, and additional ...

Justin Trapp 8th-Inning Home Run Seals Win for Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (15-6) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (15-9), 2-1, at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening.

With the score tied, 1-1, in the bottom of the eighth inning, Justin Trapp launched a solo home run (2) to left field to give the Patriots a 2-1 lead that would be the final score.

“It was a huge at bat. All game they were throwing me off with the ...

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Cory Hiltz

WESTFIELD, NJ — What separates great athletes from good athletes is not only skill, but the determination to constantly improve. Great athletes must not only work hard, but to work hard even when it is not asked of them. Perfectly embodying these traits is senior Cory Hiltz,which is why the Westfield High School varsity baseball player is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate ...

Westfield 13-Year-Old Organizes Police vs. Firefighters Charity Hockey Tournament

May 24, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Members of the Westfield fire and police departments will hit the ice on Saturday, June 2 for the second annual Spring Classic hockey game. This year, all funds raised will be donated to Westfield resident and Rahway police officer Tara Hannan, who is battling breast cancer.

The event begins at 5 p.m. at Union Sports Arena on Route 22. Game tickets are $10, and additional ...

Town Mourns After Westfield Detective Eric Lieberman Dies Suddenly

WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle called for a moment of silence at Tuesday night’s town council meeting to remember Westfield Police Detective Eric Lieberman, who she said died suddenly Tuesday morning.

Lieberman was a 27-year veteran of the police department and father of two. His father, Phil, is also a veteran of the Westfield PD.*

“Our condolences go out to ...

Roadwork to Impact Traffic on Elm St. in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Beginning Tuesday, traffic and parking may be impacted as Union County oversees the replacement of an underground bridge over a stream on Elm Street at Orchard Street, Westfield police announced via Nixle Monday.

The road will remain open, but reduced to a single lane at times, police said.

The first phase of this project will involve utility work, police said, as the ...

Westfield Historic Preservation Commission Hosts State Historic Preservation Specialist

May 22, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Jonathan Kinney, state historic preservation specialist and certified local government coordinator of the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office, spoke during Monday’s Historic Preservation Commission speaker series to drive awareness of preservation regulations and benefits.

“Historic preservation, particularly preservation at the local level, ...

Big Dreams Youth Film Festival in Westfield Showcases Works by Kids in 3rd-12th Grade

May 24, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Big Dreams & Silver Screens held its third annual Big Dreams Youth Film Festival last weekend at The James Ward Mansion, screening a total of 34 films created by kids in grades 3 through 12.

The Grand Salon of the James Ward Mansion on East Broad Street downtown was converted into a movie theater for the day. Student directors were interviewed on the red ...

Westfield Audience Cheers for NJ Festival Orchestra’s Season Finale

WESTFIELD, NJ —  The New Jersey Festival Orchestra presented its season finale,  In London Town, at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield Saturday night. It was auspicious timing, as the royal wedding had taken place in England just that morning.

“We were so happy when Prince Harry and his bride picked our finale date,” Linda Doyle, executive director of the NJFO ...

Westfield High School Theater Students, Teacher Recognized

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School senior Julian Mazzola received the Foxy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Comedy at the 2018 Montclair State University Theatre Night Awards Tuesday. The MSU awards night recognizes excellence in the production of high school and middle school non-musical plays throughout New Jersey.

Mazzola was chosen by judges for his ...

Private Bus Service from Westfield to NYC Launches May 29

May 24, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Boxcar, a private bus company, will launch service from Westfield and Cranford train stations direct to Midtown and the Upper East Side of Manhattan on May 29. Their luxury buses offer amenities including reserved seating, restrooms, power outlets and free Wi-Fi. 

Though it's more expensive than New Jersey Transit, “We think this is a better way to ...

Video: Friends of the NJ Festival Orchestra Present 37th Tour of Notable Homes in Westfield

May 13, 2018

WESTFIELD — Despite rainy weather, participants showed up by the carload to visit some of Westfield’s most distinctive properties featured on this year’s Tour of Notable Homes, presented by the Friends of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, on Saturday.

“It’s a much better turnout despite the weather,” said tour co-chair Michele Pierce. “The legacy ...

Keller Williams Westfield Associates Beautify Train Station for ‘RED Day’

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Associates from Keller Williams Realty’s Westfield office took time on Thursday to “Give Where They Live” as part of Keller Williams Realty’s RED Day. Short for “Renew, Energize and Donate,” the annual event was created to unite Keller Williams Realty offices and associates in an international day of service.

The associates ...

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County of Union to Fly Rainbow Flag for the First Time on June 4

May 23, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ — A rainbow flag will fly for the first time at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced they are holding a public Pride Flag Raising Ceremony for Monday, June 4 at 1 p.m. on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse on Broad Street in Elizabeth.

“Raising the rainbow ...

Open Letter to Dr. Dolan & Westfield High School Administration About Graduation

May 23, 2018

Editor's note: The following is a response to a letter sent to parents from Westfield High School Principal Derrick Nelson telling parents that, due to the potential of Kehler Field being re-turfed, this year’s graduation will be held on the back field behind Westfield High School, with the inclement weather location the varsity gymnasium. The letter tells parents ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, May 26, 9:00 AM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Aunt Carrie's Attic Sale

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Mon, May 28, 9:00 AM

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Memorial Day Parade

Westfield Police Blotter: Package Stolen from Porch, Shoplifting & More

May 23, 2018

May 15, 2018 11:40 a.m.

A resident of Vernon Terrace reported the theft of a package from their front porch on May 12, 2018 between 11:40 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

May 19, 2018 1:16 p.m.

Rhonda Boston, age 32, of Newark, NJ was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for her arrest from Westfield Municipal Court in the amount of $580. Subject was picked up at New Jersey State ...

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VISITATION Friday May 25, 2018 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral ...
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How to Find Beneficial Native Plants for Healthy Yards and Gardens

May 24, 2018

Home gardeners and property managers who are interested in joining the native plant movement can get resources and information – and plants – through the Union County “Plant Swap & Shop” event on Thursday evening, June 7, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Union County Demonstration Garden in the Watchung Reservation.

Plant Swap & Shop is free but re-registration ...

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Ask Maria: How can I help my son? 

Q: My son's best friend's mom just passed away. I am concerned for my son and don't know what to do for him. He is distraught. How can I help my son? 

Response:

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one. No two people grieve the same, even in the family. I am certain that your son’s friend and mom are like family to your son. Losing his ...

Dog Missing from Fanwood Home

UPDATE: Reunited with owner!

ORIGINAL POST: Lexi was seen north side of Fanwood Thursday. She's 25 lbs., tall and looks like a fox.

Lexi is friendly and was wearing a collar with a tag. Call 732-259-5570 if you spot her.

IRS Grants Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Reduction of Maximum Deductible HSA Contributions

The IRS recently announced relief for taxpayers with family coverage under a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) who contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA).

 

For 2018, taxpayers with family coverage under an HDHP may treat $6,900 as the maximum deductible HSA contribution.

 

The annual amount had been reduced to $6,850 for 2018 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

Sixty Westfield H.S. Students Inducted into National Honor Societies

Twenty-six Westfield High School students were inducted into La Sociètè Honoraire de Français (the National French Honor Society) on May 10. Listed alphabetically, the inductees are: Ireland Applegarth, David Broughton, Anthony Butera, Julia Csorba, Valerie Chang, Faith Dobosiewicz, Caroline Gallagher, Leonie Humig, Emily Isaacman, Viggo Jabon, Emma Karp, Madeline ...

‘Chambers USA 2018’ Recognizes John Schmidt Among List of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper is pleased to announce that John H. Schmidt has once again been recognized by “Chambers USA” in their annual list of leading lawyers for business. Chambers and Partners, which produces “Chambers USA,” is a client referral organization that researches and subjectively ranks attorneys and law firm practice groups nationwide ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

Capitalist or Communist?

Karl Marx may have been the pioneer, but many other Jews were also involved in the struggle for communism, particularly in the early days of the Russian revolution. Personally, I don’t think that we have any apologies to make for this phenomenon. Having suffered unbearably under successive oppressive regimes, many of those political activists genuinely thought communism would be better ...

Stocks Can Rise in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

Investors remain concerned about the potential impact of higher interest rates on stocks. In their most recently released minutes, the Federal Reserve Open Markets Committee indicated the US economy is on solid footing and the economic conditions warrant continued gradual increasing of interest rates. This set off a sale in the stock and bond markets as investors began pricing in a fourth ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

May 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ — The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that ...