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Greta’s Run 5K Honors Memory of Westfield Teen, Raises Money to Help People with Special Needs

April 23, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Almost 1,000 people participated in the fourth annual Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday. The 5K run, walk, roll and fundraiser for people of all abilities is held in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School student who died 2002 after a large tree branch fell on her during lunch.

“Greta was a beautiful person inside and out,” Greta’s ...

More Than 1,000 Expected to Participate in Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ — Greta’s Run, a 5K run, walk, roll and fundraiser for people of all abilities organized in memory of Greta Schoenemann takes place this Sunday at Roosevelt Intermediate School.

Online registration ends Friday at 11:59 p.m. The entry fee is $30.

Greta was Westfield High School freshman in 2002 when she died from injuries after a large tree branch fell on her ...

Donations Being Accepted for Westfield Memorial Library Book Sale

WESTFIELD, NJ — Got Books? The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library are now accepting donations of gently used books, CDs and DVDs for their 44th annual spring book sale. Donations can be dropped off at the library on April 19, 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and April 22 from 9 a.m. until noon.

The Friends will not accept textbooks; damaged, yellowed or moldy books; ...

Greta’s Run 5K Honors Memory of Westfield Teen, Raises Money to Help People with Special Needs

April 23, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Almost 1,000 people participated in the fourth annual Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday. The 5K run, walk, roll and fundraiser for people of all abilities is held in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School student who died 2002 after a large tree branch fell on her during lunch.

“Greta was a beautiful person inside and out,” Greta’s ...

More Than 1,000 Expected to Participate in Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ — Greta’s Run, a 5K run, walk, roll and fundraiser for people of all abilities organized in memory of Greta Schoenemann takes place this Sunday at Roosevelt Intermediate School.

Online registration ends Friday at 11:59 p.m. The entry fee is $30.

Greta was Westfield High School freshman in 2002 when she died from injuries after a large tree branch fell on her ...

Environmental Group Awards Overlook Medical Center for Practice Excellence, Achievements

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized for environmental excellence with two awards from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based non-profit founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and ...

Westfield High School Air Conditioning Fundraiser Meets $13K Goal

April 18, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — A fundraising campaign to buy air conditioning units for the approximately 40 percent of Westfield High School classrooms that have none has met its goal of $13,000, WHS Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson announced Tuesday.

“It is with great enthusiasm that I announce that the WHS Air Conditioner Campaign has been an awesome success!” WHS Principal Derrick ...

Lights Fixed at Westfield’s Mindowaskin Park, Pathways Restored as Improvements Continue

April 25, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Improvements continue at Mindowaskin Park as a months-long pond dredging project comes to a close and the town prepares the park for its 100 year anniversary in 2018.

“If you haven’t been out in the park at night, we’ve made a big effort the past few weeks to have the lighting fixed,” Town Administrator Jim Gildea told the Westfield Town ...

26 Westfield Roads Slated for Improvement this Year

WESTFIELD, NJ — An interactive map with planned road improvements for 2017 is now available on the town of Westfield’s website. To see it, click here.

This July, August and September, expect to see work done on at least part of Harrison, Cory Place, Raymond Street, Parkview Avenue, Edgewood Avenue, Effingham Place, Ramapo Way, Stanley Avenue, Archbold Place, Arlington Avenue, ...

Westfield Historical Society Gets County History Grant

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Westfield Historical Society will get $2,000 for administrative and operational costs thanks to the 2017 Union County History Grants Program, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have announced. 

The grant is one of 16 made possible from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, totaling ...

Greta’s Run 5K Honors Memory of Westfield Teen, Raises Money to Help People with Special Needs

April 23, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Almost 1,000 people participated in the fourth annual Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday. The 5K run, walk, roll and fundraiser for people of all abilities is held in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School student who died 2002 after a large tree branch fell on her during lunch.

“Greta was a beautiful person inside and out,” Greta’s ...

Westfield’s Youth Baseball/Softball Season Kicks Off with Parade & Carnival

WESTFIELD, NJ — Congressman Leonard Lance served as grand marshal of the Westfield Baseball League's annual parade Saturday, when more than 1,000 people helped celebrate opening day for youth baseball and softball. Local dignitaries there included Acting Mayor Jo Ann Neylan, Councilman Mark LoGrippo, Councilman Frank Arena, Councilman Sam Della Fera, Councilman Ken ...

More Than 1,000 Expected to Participate in Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ — Greta’s Run, a 5K run, walk, roll and fundraiser for people of all abilities organized in memory of Greta Schoenemann takes place this Sunday at Roosevelt Intermediate School.

Online registration ends Friday at 11:59 p.m. The entry fee is $30.

Greta was Westfield High School freshman in 2002 when she died from injuries after a large tree branch fell on her ...

Two Vehicles Crash Near Westfield High School Monday Morning, Flipping One Car Over

April 17, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Two vehicles crashed at the intersection of Rahway Avenue and Shackamaxon Drive Monday morning, flipping one car over and causing damage to the front of the minivan involved. The drivers of both vehicles were taken away by ambulances, according to witnesses.

The crash happened at about 8 a.m. when, according to reports, one of the vehicles appeared to have run a STOP ...

Westfield Fire Department Gets Fire Prevention Grant from FM Global

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Fire Department received an $850 grant recently from FM Global, which will be used to buy a camera and accessories that the department can use for such things as inspections, training and fire investigations.

“The cameras that we’ve been using are really outdated,” said Lieutenant Michael Duelks, who applied for the grant after he learned ...

Legal Battle Over Westfield Stop & Shop Expansion Moves Forward

April 20, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — A years-long legal battle over the proposed expansion of Downtown Westfield’s Stop & Shop could be over by September, Town Attorney Russell Finestein told the Westfield Town Council during this week’s conference meeting.

A superior court judge’s decision in the summer of 2015 to dismiss the case against the expansion was appealed that ...

Niche Ranks Westfield in Top 15 on 2017 ‘Best Places to Live in New Jersey’ List

April 17, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ— National rankings firm Niche is out with its 2017 list of “Best Places to Live,” and it ranks Westfield  No. 14 in the state of New Jersey.

Niche also ranked Westfield No. 10 in New Jersey on its “Best Suburbs” list and No. 16 in the state on its “Best Places to Raise a Family” list.

The company gives Westfield an A+ for its ...

Podcast: Chat with Maestro David Wroe of Westfield’s NJ Festival Orchestra

April 21, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Host Mike Cohen sits down with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s music director and conductor, David Wroe, to talk about the critically acclaimed orchestra based in Westfield.

Learn about the workings of an orchestra, their upcoming season finale, the Friends of the NJFO’s Tour of Notable Homes this May and the orchestra’s work in the ...

Westfield Barber to Appear on NBC Reality Show ‘First Dates’

WESTFIELD, NJ —  NBC’s new reality show “First Dates” will feature Saverio “Sammy” Michielli, a barber at Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club in Westfield, in its May 5 episode.

Michielli, a Bayonne native, originally auditioned for MTV’s reality show “Jersey Shore.” He didn’t make it, but after posting a joke on the ...

Donations Being Accepted for Westfield Memorial Library Book Sale

WESTFIELD, NJ — Got Books? The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library are now accepting donations of gently used books, CDs and DVDs for their 44th annual spring book sale. Donations can be dropped off at the library on April 19, 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and April 22 from 9 a.m. until noon.

The Friends will not accept textbooks; damaged, yellowed or moldy books; ...

Amazing Lash Studio Opens in Downtown Westfield

April 24, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Amazing Lash Studio celebrated its grand opening  at 225 East Broad St. in Downtown Westfield recently by holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Downtown Westfield Corporation, the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Councilman Sam Della Fera.

Owners Dana and Sam Vranicar spoke about their membership-based model for lash extensions recently at a ...

Lights Fixed at Westfield’s Mindowaskin Park, Pathways Restored as Improvements Continue

April 25, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Improvements continue at Mindowaskin Park as a months-long pond dredging project comes to a close and the town prepares the park for its 100 year anniversary in 2018.

“If you haven’t been out in the park at night, we’ve made a big effort the past few weeks to have the lighting fixed,” Town Administrator Jim Gildea told the Westfield Town ...

Environmental Group Awards Overlook Medical Center for Practice Excellence, Achievements

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized for environmental excellence with two awards from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based non-profit founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and ...

Volunteers Wanted for Westfield’s Annual Park Cleanup in Honor of Earth Day April 29

WESTFIELD, NJ — In honor of Earth Day, the town of Westfield is once again inviting individuals, families and groups to volunteer for its annual spring cleanup event at green spaces all over town on Saturday, April 29, with a rain date of April 30. 

Volunteers are encouraged to bring a pair of gloves and a rake, if possible, and arrive at one of the following locations between 10 ...

Westfield Deacon Tom Pluta Celebrates 25 Years with Holy Trinity; Honored by Paul Jackson Fund

April 14, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — One hot summer July Sunday more than 25 years ago, Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity Deacon Tom Pluta remembers seeing an article requesting a donation for his rare blood type, AB negative. Despite a fear of needles, he knew someone’s life could be at stake, so he went in and donated.

Calls to service like this, as well as the example his mother set, made him ...

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Rumors of Poisoned Animals Spread After Two Dead Deer Were Found in Kenilworth

April 24, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ- Rumors of poisoned animals are spreading after a post in the Union County Lost Pets Facebook Group showed a photo of two dead deer on a Kenilworth street. The resident who posted the photo also claimed that there was a dead cat in the same area.

According to comments on the Facebook page, the animals were found on Michigan Avenue and the deer show no major signs of ...

I Support Linda Habgood for Westfield Town Council Ward 1

April 21, 2017

Linda Habgood for Town Council – Ward 1

My husband Tom and I moved to Westfield in 1995 and have raised our two children here, both of them attending our public school system.

Over the years we have seen lots of change in our town, much of it very positive. The continual revitalization of downtown has had a very positive impact. But the continued increase in vacancies and ...

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Free Presentation on Avoiding Senior Scams

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AP US history Boot Camp

Education

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Obituaries

- Apr 11, 2017
Allen Chin, 80, former Mayor and Councilman of Westfield, NJ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, ...
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Westfield Police Blotter: Purse Stolen from Home, Transistor Radio Found & More

April 20, 2017

April 11, 2017 12:42 p.m.

A business in the 100 block of South Euclid Ave reported that between April 8, 2017 and April 10, 2017, an unknown suspect(s) broke their sign in half, costing approximately $800 in damage.

 

April 12, 2017 3:40 p.m.

Officers Jaramillo and Ferry arrested Saul A. Gonzalez, age 24, of New Brunswick, NJ, on an outstanding warrant issued by the South ...

St. Joseph High School to Perform Musical "Camelot' on April 29 and 30

April 25, 2017

St. Joseph High School's Spring Theatre Production is Camelot, presented in the Catanzaro Theatre at Saint Joe's.  

The remaining show schedule will be: April 29 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and April 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets sold at the door: $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors.  Don't miss this great production.

The Loss of a Pet and How You and Your Child Can Cope

April 23, 2017

Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support and unconditional love.  If you understand this connection between human and animal, then you understand that coping with loss and grief of a pet is no different than when a person you love dies.  It’s natural for family and friends to express sorrow for your loss for a human, unfortunately, many people do not understand ...

Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot

The real estate market is heating up! Homes are selling quickly in the entry-level price points and things are moving in the luxury market as well. According to NJ real estate valuation expert Jeff Otteau, "For the first time in a decade, we're seeing an increase in demand for houses in the $1M to $2.5M price range ... this is a significant change."

Multiple ...

Lost Dog Spotted in Westfield

This dog was spotted running loose on Sandy Hill Road in Tamaques Park Friday.

Westfield Area YMCA Takes Action to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Westfield Area YMCA is designating a week to raise awareness and understanding of child sexual abuse.   From April 24-28 leading up to Healthy Kids Day on April 29, the Westfield Area YMCA is joining YMCAs across the nation to inform the community on how to recognize, prevent and report child sexual abuse. This ...

It's in the Cards for Westfield Students

Local artist Joanne Petuchovas recently demonstrated the art of paper folding to a group of 8th graders in Alison Hooper's Crafts class at Edison Intermediate School in Westfield.  Mrs. Petuchovas showcased a variety of handmade art cards she designed for her Paper Creations company.  Students chose a heart or balloon template and created a greeting card which incorporated ...

The Floor Plan

The Essential Flooring Primer

On its surface, sorting through all the choices available today and picking the right flooring option for the right space seems a bit daunting.

But, thanks to Cove Carpet One Floor & Home and its unparalleled selection and team of professionals, making the right choice is simple.

To get you started, here is a primer designed to get you on your way to making informed and beautiful floor ...

Hackers Demand $30K from City of Newark, Sources Say

April 25, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Some computers in the City of Newark have been infected with ransomware, rendering them unusable, and the hacker is demanding payment of 24 Bitcoin, or about $30,000 in ransom, according to a document obtained by TAPInto Newark and a city official with knowledge of the hack.

The document reveals that that city computers were infected with RSA-2048 ...