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Union County News

'Falcon Cam' Comes to Union County Courthouse in Midtown Elizabeth

February 8, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ – An unusual family of squatters had made their home at the Union County Courthouse with the permission of county officials. The same peregrine falcon pair – one ...

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Education

Holy Trinity School Focuses on Service During National Catholic Schools Week

February 8, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — Holy Trinity School students participated in a number of service-oriented projects held in conjunction with National Catholic Schools Week, a week-long ...

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Police & Fire

Demolition of Westfield’s Trader Joe’s to Continue Monday (Video)

February 5, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — The odor of wine permeated the air around Trader Joe’s Friday evening when, after a late start at about 3 p.m., crews stopped demolishing the building at about 5 p.m. Elm ...

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Sports

Wrestling: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Conquers Westfield on 'Pin Cancer' Night

February 6, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – A special night for both the wrestling community and Scotch Plains-Fanwood upperclassmen ended just how the Raiders imagined on Friday night, as the team rallied behind ...

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Food & Drink

Amuse in Westfield Teams Up with Delivery Now, Offers Special Deal for TAP into Readers

February 6, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — Amuse, the French bistro in Downtown Westfield that was recently reviewed by The New York Times, has teamed up with Delivery Now to bring fine dining to your ...

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Arts & Entertainment

Westfield’s NJ Festival Orchestra up for People’s Choice Award

February 4, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Festival Orchestra is asking supporters to vote in the JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards, an online contest that ends Feb. 11. The ...

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Business & Finance

Teen Entrepreneurs Learn Secrets of Success from Local Business Owners

February 7, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Local students participating in the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) had an opportunity to learn from successful ...

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Giving Back

Westfield Teen Earns National Recognition as Autism Activist

February 8, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Teenage autism advocate and Westfield High School junior Alex Jackman, whose video "A Teen’s Guide to Understanding and Communicating with People with ...

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Law & Justice

Former Owners of Westfield ‘Watcher’ House File Counter Claim

January 13, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — The lawyer for the family who sold the now-infamous “Watcher” house on Boulevard recently filed a counter claim against the buyers. Attorney Richard ...

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Real Estate

Westfield Planning Board Approves Colonial-Style Renovations for 502 East Broad St. Building & More

February 2, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — A building that has long existed on the corner of East Broad Street and Euclid Avenue will be restored to some of its previous “Colonial-Style” glory, according to ...

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Religions and Spirituality

Holy Trinity School Focuses on Service During National Catholic Schools Week

February 8, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — Holy Trinity School students participated in a number of service-oriented projects held in conjunction with National Catholic Schools Week, a week-long ...

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Green

Union County Closes Nomahegan Park on Hunting Days

January 16, 2016

CRANFORD, NJ — The county of Union has responded to the Cranford Township Committee’s request that the deer management program in Nomahegan Park be stopped by closing the park ...

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Letters to the Editor

Important Information from the Westfield Board of Health

February 6, 2016

To The Editor:   The Westfield Board of Health met on Feb. 1. The board held a hearing concerning a restaurant that had three recent Conditional Satisfactory ratings, but is ...

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Tue, February 9, 10:00 AM

Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield

Coloring for Adults

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, February 9, 6:00 PM

Molly Maguire's, Clark

Tuesday Pint Night & Karaoke at Molly Maguire's ...

Food & Drink

Tue, February 9, 7:00 PM

Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Town Council Meetings

Government



Police Blotter

More Westfield Residents Report Stolen Snowblowers

February 3, 2016

January 31, 2016 12:51 p.m. PO Donovan arrested Gerkenz Senesca, age 25, of Roselle, NJ, on a Cranford warrant. Subject was processed and ROR’d. January 31, 2016 7:36 a.m. POs ...

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Columns

Guest Column

Lacrosse for Special Needs Players Scores Big

February 8, 2016

Editor's Note: Mike Cohen, a Westfield resident, freelance writer and director of Throwback Sports wrote this story about a lacrosse program on Long Island for people with special needs. Mike and ...

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Keller Williams Realty: Real Life ... Real People

Selling Your Home in Winter 2016

So you thought we were going to coast through the winter, but Mother Nature has given us a little blizzard. So now what … Winter can be a harsh, uninviting and unappealing time to sell ...

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Westfield Area Y

Westfield Area Y Offers Heart Healthy Tips in Honor of American Heart Month

In honor of American Heart Month and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health and well-being, the Westfield Area offers the following tips to help families be heart ...

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In the Schools

David Duelks Appointed Principal Tamaques Elementary School

David Duelks has been appointed principal of Tamaques Elementary School in Westfield, where he served as acting principal for 10 months. Following a search process that included 80 applicants,

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Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Just in Time for Valentine's Day!

This Valentine's Day, present your loved one with a handmade necklace or pair of earrings from jewelry designer Miriam Seiden.   Each piece is a one-of-a-kind work of art.

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SERVPRO - Helpful Tips Regarding Fire & Water Clean Up & Restoration

February Maintenance Guide

February may be a shorter month than the others but it’s still a great time of year to get your home projects done. In fact, there are many projects that are perfect to do during ...

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Point View WealthPoints

Achieving a Better Life Experience

In late 2014, Congress passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) — think of it as creating 529 accounts for those with permanent disabilities. ABLE accounts can ...

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A Little Bit of Knowledge

Notable Trends for The Housing Market in 2016

Now that we’re entering our eighth-year post market crash, we’ve made some great progress and have seen an impressive comeback in the housing industry, but what will 2016 bring? I have ...

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Lost in Suburbia®

Dieting is for the Dogs

According to a recent survey by The Association of Pet Obesity, half of our nation’s pets are overweight. So apparently now, even dogs have to worry about bathing suit season. Not that ...

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Lindabury Legal Corner

Lindabury Adds Seasoned Trusts & Estates Partner

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Mary Patricia Magee to its Wills, Trusts & Estates Practice. Mary Pat has more than 30 years' ...

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In Search Of Flavor

What The Fork Are You Eating!

I recently went to a food lecture on practical and healthy eating. When I learned of the event, my first reaction was that this was going to be a completely one-sided “discussion” given ...

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Lost & Found Pets

Cat Missing from Westfield Home

UPDATE: Found! Danny was lost on Downer Street in Westfield. He is a neutered male. Microchipped. Shy with strangers. If you see him, call Robbie at 908-787-4571.

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Rivero CPA

Don't Miss These Important Deadlines!

Businesses: Information for reporting to employees/subcontractors need to be reported via W-2 forms to employees and 1099 forms to subcontractors. W-2 forms to employees  The forms ...

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Connecting Commerce and Community

GWACC Winter Speaker Series Begins Feb. 15

Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce presents a Winter Seminar Speaker Series at The Crossroads, 78 North Avenue, Garwood, NJ 07027 from 5 - 7:30 p.m., February 15, 2016. Featuring Jim ...

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Liz on Theatre

‘Nureyev’s Eyes’ Mesmerizes with Fusion of Ballet and Painting at George Street

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The companionship/conflict between artist Jamie Wyeth and Rudolf Nureyev makes for a striking two-character play by David Rush. Directed by Michael Maestro, the tension ...

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The Seventh District Congressional Report

The Seventh District Congressional Report

Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) hosts Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, of which Lance is a member. The duo discussed the dozens of bills that ...

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