Westfield News

September 18, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — TAPinto Westfield has hired Matt Kadosh as its managing editor as franchise owner Jackie Lieberman continues in her role as publisher of the hyperlocal news site. Kadosh comes to Westfield from NorthJersey.com and The Record, where he covered local news in Essex County for the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Dough, cheese, sauce, mushrooms, olives and pepperoni are among the ingredients that 10 children, half of them with special needs, used to make individual pies at a local pizza shop earlier this week. The gathering of elementary school-aged youths at Outta Hand Pizza, 311 South ...

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Westfield High School junior Thomas Lupicki and senior Julia Plawker have received the highest score possible on portions of the August 2018 SAT standardized tests, the school district announced.  Lupicki scored an 800 on the chemistry portion of the exam, while Julia received the same perfect ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – After concern over the program’s finances, residents will be able to rid their homes of bulk waste this month through the town's annual program. The municipality announced on Facebook Monday that it has met the minimum number of registrants needed to run the residential bulk ...

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CLARK, NJ – Motivational speaker David Toma visited The Clark Public Library on Saturday to discuss the widespread effects of drug addiction, the influences of today’s political and social climate and the impacts of his personal experiences on his professional career. Toma opened the speech ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Union and Essex counties Monday afternoon but the warning expired within an hour when the storm did not materialize as initially expected. The thunderstorm, spotted in Middlesex County at 4:35 p.m. and moving ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – In anticipation of the town's upcoming AddamsFest celebration, the municipality is holding a Halloween home decorating contest. Officials are calling the contest “Haunt Your House." Open to all Westfield residents the contest encourages the public to get in the spooky spirit ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Four Westfield High School seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the program honoring students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in college, the school district announced. Austin Chen, Madeline Reynders, Edward Xing and Zachary ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — At Wednesday's Planning Board meeting, Hartz Mountain brought in two witnesses to testify, which included an industrial engineer and a traffic engineer.  The industrial engineer spoke first and touched upon opinions that have been testified by other witnesses, mostly the declined ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown Westfield held its first Fall Family Fashion Show on Quimby Sunday, featuring local kids and adults modeling the latest styles available at GAP, The Bar Method, Lord & Taylor, Lucky Brand and The French Martini, with jewelry available at Juxtapose Gallery. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Glistening with sweat, Scotch Plains resident Sharon Artz finished the area YMCA’s 5K run satisfied on Sunday morning, but not because of her placement in the contest. Artz finished 308, but the knowledge that her efforts will benefit the Westfield Area YMCA’s programming for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS — It took the Raiders just three minutes to separate themselves from a Westfield rival the Scotch Plains team hadn't beaten in four years. Corinne Lyght scored on a header off a corner kick three minutes into the game then scored on a breakaway in the 48th minute to lift Scotch ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS — The circumstances were eerily similar to those in play last week.  Again, Westfield took a 2-0 lead against a premier opponent Saturday after two first-half goals that occurred within seconds of each other. And again, Westfield couldn't finish.  Evan Meade scored 30 seconds ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top stories in Westfield? Here are the hottest headlines here for you to catch up on: Westfield Plan to Test Drive Ice Rink gets a Cold Shoulder Detours Ahead as County Road Redo set for Westfield, Scotch Plains Westfield Remembers 9/11 on ...

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WARREN, NJ — For the first time in four years Friday, Westfield was playing after a loss the previous weekend. There were certainly questions as to how the Blue Devils would respond to such adversity, but they didn’t take long to provide an answer: Pretty darn well.  Westfield put up 20 points ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Drivers may want to leave additional time to get to their destinations as a series of road improvements are anticipated. Beginning Friday, North Avenue, from East Broad Street in Westfield to Terrill Road in Scotch Plains, will be closed 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. for road repaving, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – It's not every day that young athletes and young adults and teens with special needs get the opportunity to sport designers such as Gucci and Armani, but that's just what they'll do Saturday night. Members of the Westfield Area YMCA Flyers youth track team and participants in the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A 24-year-old Mountainside resident is in critical condition at University Medical Center in Newark after he was struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 9. Police gave the following account of the incident: At about 1:09 ...

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Updated at 2:40 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ – A 57-year-old man was hospitalized following a two-car crash that prompted a response from the county’s hazmat unit and left a car into a utility pole Thursday morning, authorities said. The man was transported to Overlook Medical Center in Summit to be ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Some residents’ frosty response to plans for an ice rink to be placed in an 8.3-acre municipal park on the Garwood border for a trial time isn’t stopping officials from moving ahead with the design. Gathered in the rain at Gumbert Park, where the rink is to be built, about ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan. The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Who doesn’t like a free lunch? The offer to participate in the “BBQ for Badges” at Arbor Terrace Mountainside went out to first responders throughout the area a few weeks ago and, as expected, police officers, firefighters and EMTs dropped in from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (35-24, 70-52) defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (21-37, 47-72), 8-3, at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening. The Blue Crabs took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-run double by Frank Martinez. Somerset answered ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School girls varsity soccer goalie Caitlin Amman made 14 saves against a skilled East Brunswick team during the season opener this weekend, helping to secure a 0-0 overtime tie. “Caitlin is the type of player that all WHS Girls soccer players should model ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield observed the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a community gathering on Tuesday at the September 11 Memorial site on North Avenue at East Broad Street. Part of North Avenue near the memorial was closed during the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan. Mislavsky was a senior ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Police Department Facebook page announced that after a two-week investigation, Matthew Rodriguez, 18, of Clark, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after police witnessed him placing a large rock in the middle of Raritan Road in the early morning hours of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A Seton Hall University student has died after falling from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday, according to a letter to the school community from the University's Interim President, Mary J. Meehan. South Orange Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at about 12:15 p.m., ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — What started as a one-night, sold-out event at the Hamilton Stage in Rahway is now a four-day film festival slated for Sept. 20 through 23 at James Ward Mansion. In its sixth year, and second in Westfield, the Westfield International Film Festival invites the public to experience ...

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