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Athletes of All Abilities to Participate in 5th Annual Greta’s Run in Westfield April 22

April 12, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The fifth annual Greta’s Run 5K will be held on April 22 at Roosevelt Intermediate School at 11 a.m. The 5K is a fundraiser for participants of all ages and abilities to help raise money for people with special and adaptive needs in the Westfield area.

The event is held in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School student who died in September 2002 ...

Foodie Event in Westfield to Benefit Project for People with Special Needs

WESTFIELD, NJ — Savory Spice Shop in Westfield and Chef Christine Migton of Chez Catherine will team up on Monday, April 16, from 7 p.m.  to 9 p.m. for a night of food, wine and giving. The event will benefit the John M. Migton Foundation's Boxwood Junction, an organization striving to provide an inclusive community for people with disabilities.

Attendees will ...

Westfield Middle Schooler Starts Organization to Help Kids with Orthopedic Sports Injuries

WESTFIELD, NJ — When Michael Siroty, now a seventh grader at Roosevelt Intermediate School, was 9 years old, everything changed when he threw a pitch in a baseball game. He felt a pop in his knee. After he was misdiagnosed by a local orthopedist, Siroty went to Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan for a second opinion and was diagnosed with a torn meniscus and ACL. He had two ...

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

April 18, 2018

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) ...

CrossFit 908 Central Opens in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — CrossFit 908 Central, a group training gym, celebrated its grand opening at 260 North Ave. East Monday. It offers CrossFit classes for both adults and kids, personal training and nutrition coaching.

“Having grown up in Westfield, I’ve always had an affinity for the town,” owner Tim Carroll said. “When I opened my first location nine years ...

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 ...

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Anna Bowman

April 18, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School varsity golfer Anna Bowman made a hole-in-one last week in a match against Kent Place at Canoe Brook Country Club.

“We were playing the first nine holes on the north course,” the junior recalled. “On hole seven, which was a par three and 165 yards into the wind making the yardage seem more like 170, I hit my four iron. The ...

Baseball: Johnson Rides Explosive Offense to Win Over Westfield

CLARK, NJ — After the top of the first inning with Westfield High School scoring three runs, the Arthur L. Johnson High School varsity baseball team knew they were going to have to answer on offense against a team coming into Tuesday’s game with a total of 67 runs through their first eight games.

Westfield senior Matt Manning drove in junior Matt McIntyre with a ...

Boys Lacrosse: Westfield Defeats Chatham in OT

WESTFIELD, NJ — It was shaping up as a turning-point-in-the-season game for the Chatham boys lacrosse team. The Cougars had climbed out of a five-goal halftime deficit to tie the game on a goal by Connor Byrd with four minutes showing in the fourth quarter, forcing overtime.

But just as Chatham was poised to take its shot at victory in overtime, a timeout call was reversed, allowing ...

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, ...

Rock ‘n’ Joe’s in Westfield May Re-Open Next Week, Owner Says

April 17, 2018

WESTIFELD, NJ – Rock ‘n’ Joe’s in Downtown Westfield is tentatively set to re-open next week following an electrical fire on Saturday, according to owner Lincoln Chaudry.

The small fire was caused by an electrical short in the ceiling. According to Chaudry, the fire department needed to break through part of the wall and the ceiling to find the spark before dousing ...

Carlo's Bake Shop Closes E. Broad Street Location

WESTFIELD, NJ – Carlo’s Bake Shop, known from the TLC network show “Cake Boss,” closed its E. Broad Street storefront this week.

Passerby on the street noticed on Tuesday that the store was closed. A sign in the window reads that the bakery is relocating, but a new location was not specified.

Carlo’s Bake Shop did not return a request for comment in time ...

Foodie Event in Westfield to Benefit Project for People with Special Needs

WESTFIELD, NJ — Savory Spice Shop in Westfield and Chef Christine Migton of Chez Catherine will team up on Monday, April 16, from 7 p.m.  to 9 p.m. for a night of food, wine and giving. The event will benefit the John M. Migton Foundation's Boxwood Junction, an organization striving to provide an inclusive community for people with disabilities.

Attendees will ...

Westfield Employment Attorney Fred Shahrooz Scampato Named a ‘Super Lawyer’

April 5, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Employment attorney Fred Shahrooz Scampato has been chosen for the fifth year in a row to receive the honor of Employment Litigation: Plaintiff by Super Lawyers Magazine and the April 2018 publication of New Jersey Monthly.

Each year, no more than five percent of New Jersey lawyers receive inclusion into this state's Super Lawyers Magazine.The selection for this ...

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 ...

YESTERcades Opens in Downtown Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — A crowd of families lined up outside of YESTERcades in Downtown Westfield Friday night to be the first to play Pac-Man, Street Fighter, Space Invaders and other classic video and arcade games.

Located at 151 East Broad St. (formerly City Sports), it’s is the company’s third location.

YESTERcades describes itself as gaming experience straight out of the ...

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 ...

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

April 12, 2018

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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Roselle Man Charged with Murder in Shooting at Linden 7-Eleven

April 18, 2018

LINDEN, NJ — A man from Roselle has died and another has been charged with murder in the Tuesday evening shooting in the parking lot at the 7-Eleven on St. George’s Ave. in Linden, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart.

According to authorities, Darwin Cadet, 18, of Roselle has been charged with murder and ...

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 ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, April 19, 7:00 PM

Westfield High School Auditorium, Westfield

Panel on Transitioning to 100% Renewable Energy

Education Green

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Thu, April 19, 8:00 PM

Molly Maguires Irish Pub and Restaurant, Clark

Open Mic Night @ Molly Maguires in Clark

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Thu, April 19, 8:00 PM

Union County Torah Center, Westfield

“The Jewish View on Reincarnation”

Religions And Spirituality

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 ...

Imagine Holds Annual Board Retreat

April 18, 2018

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss held its annual board retreat on Saturday April 14th at its center in Mountainside.  "It was a valuable, thought-provoking, and educational day for all of us," said John Toriello, Chair of Governance.  "The board and staff worked together to establish the goals of the retreat and facilitate the agenda.  It was a great team ...

McKinley School Kicks Off its Annual Fundraising Effort for Pediatric Cancer Research

It was an enthusiastic start as students and staff kicked off the 7th Annual McKinley School Mini-THON, a schoolwide, energetic effort to raise money for leukemia and pediatric cancer research.

“As you know, McKinley School does a lot to give back [to the community],” said McKinley principal Marc Biunno as he addressed students and staff gathered in the gymnasium on April 11.

Get Your Home Ready for Summer Before its TOO HOT

Finally, the weather is getting warmer and you are shedding those down coats. Now is a great time to start thinking about summer and getting your home prepared. Paying attention to a few maintenance items can alleviate painful repairs later on if you wait too long. The line ahead of you will build as the summer rush starts. So, let’s not wait.

Check your roof   (hire the expert ...

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.

Fear of Rising Rates? Remember The Reason You Own Bonds

If the current interest environment has you concerned about your bond portfolio, remember why you are investing in bonds.  The role bonds, or fixed income, play in a portfolio is not solely based on performance.  Bonds are used to offer stability, particularly when stock market volatility is rising. Rate hikes can dampen bond performance, but keep perspective on how rising rates impact ...

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 ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 14

On this week’s AtlantiCast, an internationally recognized orthopedic oncologist takes a leadership role at Atlantic Health System, see the newest weapon in the fight against HPV-related cancers, Atlantic Health System leads the Castle Connolly / Inside Jersey Rankings, and much more!

 

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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Edison Cop Arrested, Charged With Computer Theft and Stalking

April 18, 2018

EDISON, NJ - An Edison police officer has been arrested and charged with computer theft and stalking.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department on Tuesday announced the arrest of Paul Pappas. The 43-year-old officer, an Edison resident, has been charged with computer theft/criminal activity in the second degree and stalking in the fourth ...