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Westfield School Board OKs Retirement of Teacher Who Overdosed in ...
Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Elise Curran
Westfield Restaurants Digesting Town’s New ‘Parklet’ Fees, Rules
Activist Asks Union County to Memorialize Black People Burned at Stake in 1741
Westfield Democrats: 2 Newcomers, 2 Incumbents Seeking Council Seats
Union County Polling Public on Options for Seal That Doesn't Show Killing of ...
By MATT KADOSHMarch 29, 2023
WESTFIELD, NJ — With her help the Westfield High School girls golf team defeated Mount St. Mary Academy last week.
A 17-year-old senior, Elise Curran helped the Blue Devils swing the win, shooting a 53 in the season’s first major competition on March 24. Curran is this week’s Andy Heinz and The Westfield Legacy Agency's Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week.
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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School girls flag football team — the school’s first for females — is in practices to start the season with a game against Kent Place School on April 16.
Funded by the NFL and the Jets, it is the third year of the sport in New Jersey and the first at Westfield High School.
During a recent practice at Edison Intermediate School, the ...
Health & Wellness
By ELIZABETH A MEYERSMarch 17, 2023
WESTFIELD, NJ — The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control announced on Friday an investigation into an outbreak of Hepatitis A found in frozen strawberries and fruit blends.
These frozen berries are sold in New Jersey in bags of Organic Tropical Fruit Blends at Trader Joe's stores as well as other retailers around the country.
The FDA and CDC ...
WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Mental Health Council is seeking volunteers to help with the town’s second annual “Walk for CAKE” and Mental Health Fair set for next month.
CAKE is the Mental Health Council’s ongoing initiative emphasizing Compassion, Acceptance, Kindness and Empathy, organizers said in a news release. The goal of the walk and fair scheduled ...
By ANDREA CROWLEY-HUGHESMarch 30, 2023
WESTFIELD, NJ — The Board of Education on Tuesday approved the retirement of an art teacher who faces charges and an upcoming court appearance after overdosing in a Roosevelt Intermediate School classroom last year.
Superintendent Raymond González did not mention Roosevelt School art teacher Frank H. Thompson by name while wishing other retirees well at Tuesday's board ...
WESTFIELD, NJ — With an evening of small-group discussions between school board members and more than 30 staff members and administrators, the Westfield school district wrapped up a beginning phase of crafting a five-year strategic plan Tuesday.
A facilitator with The Madison Institute (TMI Education) encouraged Strategic Planning Council members to think ...
By MATT KADOSHMarch 29, 2023
WESTFIELD, NJ — There might be fewer tables for al fresco dining in downtown Westfield and more parking spots available as a new fee is implemented for restaurants that convert parking spaces for outdoor dining — a practice popularized during the pandemic.
The town council on Tuesday approved the new regulation, which sets a $2,500 per parking space fee for establishments ...
WESTFIELD NJ — The Westfield Memorial Library was closed for about 10 weeks in 2021 because its heating system failed.
Looking to avoid another shutdown and maximize energy efficiency, the library is upgrading its heating and air conditioning systems along with some lighting, all of which date back about 35 years, the library announced.
“The major heating and cooling components, ...
By JACKIE LIEBERMANMarch 17, 2023
WESTFIELD, NJ — Brush fires caused train delays on the Raritan Valley Line during the rush hour commute Friday, according to authorities.
“First responders are currently at the Westfield train station to address a leaf pile fire on and near the NJ Transit tracks,” Westfield Police said in a Nixle alert at 6:13 p.m. “This activity is currently impacting train service as ...
By MATT KADOSHMarch 19, 2023
WESTFIELD, NJ — While the company is phasing out its on-truck kitchens, the app-based food service Wonder is planning a delivery-focused brick-and-mortar location in Westfield.
The food service aims to have its new location at 210 South Ave. West, the former location of a CVS pharmacy in Westfield, up and running in June, said Andrew Gasper, Wonder’s chief governance ...
WESTFIELD, NJ — The “Godfadda,” the “Gobbler,” the “Sloppy Joe” and many more sandwiches are among the options on offer for takeout at the Millburn Deli’s newest location.
Monday is the first official day for the deli’s “Takeout & Delivery Outpost” at 144 East Broad St. in Westfield, following a soft opening last week, ...
By MATT KADOSHMarch 27, 2023
WESTFIELD, NJ — Parking spaces converted into outdoor dining spaces are here to stay, but restaurants are going to have to pay for the privilege of having a “parklet” exclusively for their customers.
The town council is set to hold a public hearing and vote Tuesday on a local regulation that sets fees for parklets and details the regulations for them. Popularized during the ...
By MATT KADOSHMarch 23, 2023
WESTFIELD, NJ — A dance for girls and their significant adult is so popular that an overflow version of the event drew over 150 people — on top of at least 500 at the main event — and the organizers of the auxiliary dance anticipate holding a similar one for boys.
The “Me and My Girl Dance,” an alternative to the town’s ...
WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School Theatre Department is getting ready to present “Sunday in the Park with George” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, the musical was inspired by the Georges Seurat painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” The plot revolves ...
By MATT KADOSHMarch 20, 2023
WESTFIELD, NJ — This town is the 46th best place to live out of 641 places in New Jersey and the fifth-best in Union County, a new ranking says.
The ranking and review website Niche gave Westfield an overall grade of A+ in its 2023 ranking, which placed it at #595 out of 17,916 “Best Places to Live in America.”
Westfield’s 2023 ranking marks a decline from last ...
By MATT KADOSHMarch 6, 2023
WESTFIELD, NJ — Don’t be surprised if you see workers removing trees in Westfield’s Mindowaskin Park this week.
The town announced Sunday evening that it will be removing 11 trees that “pose structural and safety issues” due to “irreparable damage” from bacterial leaf scorch disease and emerald ash borer infestation.
“Do not be alarmed when ...
By JACKIE LIEBERMANMarch 9, 2023
WESTFIELD, NJ — In Casa Cherry Home Designs, the husband-and-wife team of Christine Escribano and John Pizzi have created a combination home shop and art gallery at 401 W. Broad St.
There is custom-made art, repurposed furniture, décor and gifts. Customers can shop for pre-made items or BYOF (bring your own furniture) and hire an experienced artisan to help transform it or ...
By MATT KADOSHMarch 28, 2023
WESTFIELD, NJ — Two incumbent Democrats and two newcomers will seek a place on the ballot for the Westfield Town Council's November election, party leaders said on Tuesday.
The Westfield Democratic Committee announced that Erika Vargas-Garrison will seek the Democratic nomination for the Ward 2 council seat, and Dawn Nichol-Manning will seek the nomination for the Ward 3 seat.
WESTFIELD, NJ — Two incumbents and three challengers have filed petitions to run for the three open seats in the April 25 Board of Education election, according to the school district.
The candidates are as follows, the district said.
The deadline to file petitions ...