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Westfield High School Class of 2017 Celebrates at BASH Graduation Party

June 25, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School class of 2017 stayed up until the early hours of the morning on Saturday to celebrate their graduation at the 28th consecutive Project Graduation BASH. The event began June 23 following the WHS commencement ceremony and took place at Riocochet Health and Racquet Club in South Plainfield.

BASH is sponsored and organized by the Optimist Club of ...

Northfield Bank Helps Local Child Through Westfield United Fund and Chamber of Commerce

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Greater Westfield Area of Commerce made its second Wish List Program “match” on June 12. The program matches member businesses with non-profit organizations that need help. This month, Westfield United Fund had its “wish” granted by Northfield Bank, which donated money to be used to help a local child who has suffered from domestic abuse through ...

Westfield Rescue Squad Volunteer Sergio Guzman Receives Overlook ‘Excellence in EMS’ Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad Deputy Chief Sergio Guzman was recently honored as one of 14 first responders to receive the Overlook Medical Center “Excellence in EMS Award.”

As the nation marked National EMS Week, Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, celebrated the important role of EMS first responders in the ...

Westfield Resident Urges More Mental Health and Wellness Training in Schools at BOE Meeting

June 22, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield resident Carolyn Buoscio took to the podium at Tuesday’s Westfield Board of Education meeting during the public comments to talk about mental health and wellness and what she said was the need to better arm Westfield's educators, district staff and parents about the warning signs of mental illness and suicide.

Buoscio completed a suicide ...

Cancer Patient Says Tumor Shrunk with New TrueBeam at Morristown Medical Center

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The latest piece of high precision radiotherapy equipment to treat cancer at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, the TrueBeam system, went into service on May 8. Ben Christener, who has small cell lung cancer, was one of the first two patients to be treated.

Christener’s cancer was discovered after a CT Scan showed a mass ...

Westfield Rescue Squad Volunteer Sergio Guzman Receives Overlook ‘Excellence in EMS’ Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad Deputy Chief Sergio Guzman was recently honored as one of 14 first responders to receive the Overlook Medical Center “Excellence in EMS Award.”

As the nation marked National EMS Week, Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, celebrated the important role of EMS first responders in the ...

428 Students Graduate from Westfield High School

June 23, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Cloudy weather gave way to blue skies just in time to shine on Westfield High School’s Class of 2017, which graduated Friday afternoon in a ceremony held at Kehler Stadium.

Four-hundred-twenty-eight students were awarded diplomas. The distinguished group included 240 receipts of the President’s Education Award, 153 National Honor Society members, nine students ...

Westfield Resident Urges More Mental Health and Wellness Training in Schools at BOE Meeting

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield resident Carolyn Buoscio took to the podium at Tuesday’s Westfield Board of Education meeting during the public comments to talk about mental health and wellness and what she said was the need to better arm Westfield's educators, district staff and parents about the warning signs of mental illness and suicide.

Buoscio completed a suicide ...

Westfield Board of Education Honors Achievements in Athletics and Theater

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Board of Education recognized the achievements of state and nationally ranked athletes during Tuesday’s meeting. 

Among the honorees was the Westfield High School State Sectional Champion Boys Varsity Tennis Team, which finished up the season with a record of 24 wins and three loses. The team also won the Conference Championship, the Union ...

Westfield Town Council Increases Free Parking Downtown, Adds Overnight Lot

June 20, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Town Council approved an increase the number of hours of free parking downtown and the creation of free “express spaces” for people parking for 15 minutes or less at Tuesday night’s town council meeting.

Both changes are the result of recommendations by the Mayor’s Downtown Task Force and discussions among the Public Safety, ...

Congressman Lance Speaks at American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career Sunday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

Protesters Chain Together Outside Assemblyman Bramnick’s Westfield Office to Oppose Child Marriage

WESTFIELD, NJ – A mixed group of men, women and children took to the sidewalk outside New Jersey Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick’s office on Wednesday night to participate in a “chain-in” to protest Bramnick's proposed bill regarding child marriage.

Dressed in wedding gowns, veils and at times with tape across their mouths, ...

Westfield Board of Education Honors Achievements in Athletics and Theater

June 21, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Board of Education recognized the achievements of state and nationally ranked athletes during Tuesday’s meeting. 

Among the honorees was the Westfield High School State Sectional Champion Boys Varsity Tennis Team, which finished up the season with a record of 24 wins and three loses. The team also won the Conference Championship, the Union ...

Westfield High School Athletes Honored at Board of Education Meeting

WESTFIELD, NJ — The achievements of Westfield High School Athletes were recognized and honored during Tuesday’s Westfield Board of Education Meeting.

“On behalf of the board of education we are thrilled to have you here to welcome you and to congratulate you on your success,” Board of Education President Gretchan Ohlig said.

The Westfield Ultimate ...

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week Series to Return this Fall

WESTFIELD, NJ — As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close, the popular Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the week series highlighting student athletes at Westfield High School will pause for the summer.

Located 502 East Broad St., the Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Agency has been protecting local families and business owners for more than 15 years.

Four Westfield Firefighters Sworn into New Positions at Town Council Meeting

June 21, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Four Westfield firefighters who were promoted to lieutenant in March were officially sworn in to their new roles during Tuesday night’s town council meeting: Louis N. Cerchio III, Benjamin B. Corbin, Aldo N. Tammaro and Matthew A. Pereira.

“It’s nice to see so many friends and family members here tonight,” Westfield Fire Chief David Kelly said as ...

Update: Bear Captured in Garwood Monday Afternoon Could be Bear Seen in Westfield Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ — A bear has been captured in Garwood Monday afternoon. It is believed to be the same bear seen in the area of Lawrence Avenue and Sinclair Place in Westfield Sunday night and near Brookside Place School Monday morning.

The Department of Fish & Wildlife tranquilized the bear around 1 p.m. in the backyard of a home on Walnut Street in Garwood where it had been sleeping ...

Bear Seen in Westfield Sunday Night: Police Urge Caution

WESTFIELD, NJ — A bear is in the area of Lawrence Avenue and Sinclair Place, Westfield Police announced Sunday at about 8:30 p.m. via Nixle.

“It is requested that residents be cautious and stay indoors until the bear has moved out of the area,” Police Chief David Wayman wrote. “Police are in the area to ensure public safety.”

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Video: Downtown Westfield ‘Trivia Crawl’ Makes for Entertaining Night on the Town

June 18, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Looking to change up an average night out in downtown Westfield? That’s exactly what local resident Morgan Toriello had in mind when she was making plans for the weekend.

“I had reached out to a few friends to see if they were free the Friday before Memorial Day. As it turned out, everyone was staying in town and up for a night out to grab ...

Westfield Board of Education Honors Achievements in Athletics and Theater

June 21, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Board of Education recognized the achievements of state and nationally ranked athletes during Tuesday’s meeting. 

Among the honorees was the Westfield High School State Sectional Champion Boys Varsity Tennis Team, which finished up the season with a record of 24 wins and three loses. The team also won the Conference Championship, the Union ...

Westfield Community Concert Band Kicks off Free Summer Series this Thursday

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Community Concert Band continues its 105th season with its annual Summer Concert Series in Mindowaskin Park, beginning the evening of Thursday, June 22.

The band has five free evening summer concerts dates this year: June 22, June 29, July 6, 13 and 20. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

“The summer concerts provide area residents ...

Video: Downtown Westfield ‘Trivia Crawl’ Makes for Entertaining Night on the Town

WESTFIELD, NJ — Looking to change up an average night out in downtown Westfield? That’s exactly what local resident Morgan Toriello had in mind when she was making plans for the weekend.

“I had reached out to a few friends to see if they were free the Friday before Memorial Day. As it turned out, everyone was staying in town and up for a night out to grab ...

Northfield Bank Helps Local Child Through Westfield United Fund and Chamber of Commerce

June 23, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Greater Westfield Area of Commerce made its second Wish List Program “match” on June 12. The program matches member businesses with non-profit organizations that need help. This month, Westfield United Fund had its “wish” granted by Northfield Bank, which donated money to be used to help a local child who has suffered from domestic abuse through ...

Podcast: Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gene Jannotti

WESTFIELD, NJ — TAPinto Westfield podcast host Mike Cohen chats with Gene Jannotti, executive director of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, about what the chamber can do to help local businesses thrive.

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Fraidy Reiss, Founder of Westfield-Based Unchained at Last, Talks About her Mission to End Forced Marriages

Chat with Maestro David ...

Adlers Jewelers in Westfield Celebrates Expansion

WESTFIELD, NJ — Adlers Jewelers, which has been in Westfield for 27 years, celebrated its new, larger space at 217 North Ave. recently with a grand opening celebration. The showroom, next door to its old space, is double the size and includes an updated designer jewelry boutique and new bridal jewelry salon.

The secret to the shop’s success is its loyal customers, according to Jeff ...

Westfield Girl Scout Plans Bee-Friendly Garden in Mindowaskin Park

June 16, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School junior Emma Escaldi is working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award by creating a pollinator garden designed to attract bees in Mindowaskin Park. Her project was approved by the town council at its most recent conference meeting.

The plants that she plans to put in are low-maintenance, Escaldi explained to the council.

“I was hoping to create a ...

Westfield Schools Solar Panel Project Nearing Completion & More from Board of Education Meeting

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Public School District's solar panel project is expected to be up and running this fall, Board of Education Secretary and Business Administrator Dana Sullivan told members during Tuesday's meeting. The panels could save the district $112,000 per year, according to Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan.

Five schools are receiving solar panels, ...

Westfield Girl Scout Plans Bee-Friendly Garden in Mindowaskin Park

June 16, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School junior Emma Escaldi is working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award by creating a pollinator garden designed to attract bees in Mindowaskin Park. Her project was approved by the town council at its most recent conference meeting.

The plants that she plans to put in are low-maintenance, Escaldi explained to the council.

“I was hoping to create a ...

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History Comes To Clark At 240th Anniversary Reenactment Of The Battle Of Short Hills

June 25, 2017

CLARK, NJ - Oak Ridge Park was full of action this weekend as hundreds gathered to reenact the Battle of Short Hills, put on by the Brigade of the American Revolution.

On June 26, 1777, New Jersey and Pennsylvania troops fought against an encroaching British Army. 240 years later, history was brought to life just one mile from where the battle took place.

Reenactors acted out the ...

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting June 20, 2017

June 22, 2017

RECOGNITION OF ACADEMICS, ATHLETICS & PERFORMING ARTS 
 

Board President, Gretchan Ohlig, on behalf of the entire Board of Education, presented certificates of congratulations to the following students and adults:

 

Odyssey of the Mind teams, who applied their ingenuity to solve a variety of problems in an educational ...

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Sun, June 25, 1:00 PM

The First Baptist Church of Westfield,, Westfield

Mental Health Awareness Seminar

Health & Wellness

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Sun, June 25, 5:00 PM

NosVino, Westfield

Free Tasting: Haarth Premium Organic Bornarda

Food & Drink

Wardlaw-Hartridge Fifth Graders Graduate at Moving Up Ceremony

June 25, 2017

The fifth graders at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison moved up to Middle School during the Fifth Grade Moving Up Ceremony on Tuesday, June 13. Students said farewell to Lower School with family, friends and faculty and staff members in attendance.

The program began with the processional to "Prince of Denmark's March" and a flag salute before everyone joined in the ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Drug-Related Arrests, Shoplifting & More

June 21, 2017

June 15, 2017 1:46 a.m.

Jasper Moss, age 26, of Plainfield, NJ, was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Westfield Municipal Court in the amount of $500. Subject was processed and unable to post bail and placed in cell #3.

 

June 13, 2017 3:39 p.m.

The following subjects were arrested for possession of controlled dangerous substances and ...

5 Hot Tips To Help You Keep Your Cool If You’re Moving This Summer

Ah yes, it’s summertime and the living is easy, unless, of course, you’re moving! Moving can be stressful during any season but add heat and humidity to the mix and tasks can become more formidable — even cool cucumbers can feel fried. 

Here are tips to help you keep your cool if you’re moving this summer.

Secure a Mover

As soon as you can, schedule an ...

Healthy and Unhealthy Self Esteem

June 21, 2017

Self esteem is an evaluative term. It refers to negative, positive, neutral and/or ambiguous judgments that one places on the self concept. Self esteem is an evaluation of the emotional, intellectual and behavioral aspects of self concept. Self esteem is not self love but how one evaluates the self concept.  It is how much a person likes, accepts and respects themselves ...

Pregnant Cat Missing from Westfield Home

UPDATE: Lyalya is back home!

ORIGINAL POST: Please help us find our beloved kitty Lyalya! She got lost on South Chestnut Street. She is pregnant and probably lost because she is indoor cat. She responses to the shaking of bag or box with treats. Contact me anytime at 718-219-3066 with information.

Westfield Elementary Schools’ Volleyball Match: A Win for Charity

Teachers and staff representing Washington and Wilson Elementary Schools in Westfield participated in a volleyball match on May 23, with each school raising money for a charity of their choice. Washington School raised more than $1,900 for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.

“This charity is near and dear to the Washington community because Jake Stinton, a 4th grader at Washington, ...

Money Mistakes made by Milennials

Millennials have grown up in a time of economic uncertainty. Are you financially prepared for job loss, illness or other emergencies that could have an impact on your financial life? 

It's natural to have uncertainties when it comes to money, especially when you're young, but how are millennials doing with financial management? Most of this group, born roughly between 1981 and ...

Obituaries

God has called home our Mom, the beautiful Rita Ward. (nee O’Donnell) Known in the Town of ...
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Two Summer Concerts at Ross Farm in Basking Ridge, Kicking Off This Week

June 25, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Starting this week, the first of two summer concerts at the Ross Farm in Basking Ridge will heat up the local live music scene. The End of America, performing rock and Americana, is scheduled to perform this  Thursday evening, June 29.

JD Eicher is also scheduled to take the stage at Ross Farm on Sunday afternoon, July 16. These are the final ...