Westfield News

November 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Police broke off a vehicle chase originating in the town when the suspect got on the Garden State Parkway shortly after 8 a.m. Monday morning, authorities said. While two law enforcement agencies confirmed the incident occurred, few details were immediately available Monday, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Business Energy, a flexible work space, celebrated its grand opening in Downtown Westfield this weekend with local leaders and representatives from the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Westfield Corporation. Located at 220 Lenox Ave., the offices are ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait in line for tickets. Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ — The Westfield boys cross-country team came in seventh overall in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions with a score of 191 at Holmdel Park Saturday morning. Christian Brothers Academy won the meet with a team score of 68. Will Loggia was the top Westfield runner, placing 38th overall and ...

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Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish. Ingredients: 12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups 1 cup granulated sugar ½ cup apple cider Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in. Combine all ingredients ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm. The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The community rallied with a fundraiser for the family of a local man who died while snorkeling in the Florida Keys. Mother Nature dropped about 6 inches of snow on Westfield, disrupting the Thursday afternoon commute and delaying the opening of schools Friday. And the outcome of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Authorities are seeking witnesses to a crash that killed a local woman when her car became stuck on the train tracks at the Union Avenue crossing. Susan Brown, 61, of New Providence, was killed Thursday after her car was hit by an NJ Transit train during Thursday evening's ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Blue Devils football will be pitted against Plainfield in a Thanksgiving away game. The downtown will abound with festive sounds and discounts on Small Business Saturday. And runners of all ages will take to Tamaques Park for the annual “Turkey Trot” and “Practice Hard ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — If you haven't heard of Ava’s Kitchen & Bar yet, you will. Attilio Guarino purchased the former Umberto's Clam Bar location in 2017 and transformed what was a dated dive bar into one of New Jersey's most eye-popping gastropubs.  Around the corner just off the Boulevard in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Some 14 veterans turned out at a pizza shop on South Avenue Wednesday night for a quiet dinner provided on the house. Outta Hand Pizza teamed up with the Martin Wallberg American Legion Post 3 in Westfield and community members who donated to the “Pre-Pay A Meal for a Veteran” ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Public Schools will have a delayed opening Friday, Nov. 16, due to inclement weather and road conditions, the district has announced. Schedules are as follows: Westfield High School (Periods 1-8):  9:30 a.m. – 2:10 p.m. Westfield High School (Periods 2-9):  ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Many West Orange and Montclair students remained stranded on their buses and some at their schools hours after the final bell rang Thursday, due to a powerful Nor’easter that slammed the tri-state area as schools were being dismissed. As of 9 p.m. on Thursday, West Orange ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Nine Westfield High School students have signed national letters of intent indicating their commitments to participate in college athletics, the athletic department announced. The nine commitment letters include student-athletes in softball, boys and girls lacrosse, girls golf ...

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A winter storm is ongoing and freezing temperatures can be dangerous for pets. State law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). The public is advised to keep pets safe avoid fines fined by bringing your pets ...

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Just ask the more than 300 exhibitors at Kosherfest, the world's largest kosher-certified trade show held on Nov. 14 and 15 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. Jackie Lieberman spoke with representatives from the leading innovators in the industry, including Manischewitz — a ...

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Updated: 8:52 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ – Forecasters are warning that up to 5 inches of snow could fall across the region Thursday evening, and local authorities are preparing for the season's first snow. The National Weather Service winter storm warning in effect until 10 p.m. predicts ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Westfield High School students will find out what its like to design computer programs for 12 hours straight next month. The school’s second annual hackathon, hackWHS II, will take place at Westfield High School on Saturday, Dec. 8. Local high school students are encouraged to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The high school senior finished eighth overall in a Group 4 cross-country meet at Holmdel Park over the weekend with a personal best of 16:38 on the 5K course. James McCutcheon is this week’s Ron Bansky & Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week. It is not just his ...

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CLARK, NJ – L’Oréal plans to build a new Research and Development facility on Terminal Avenue according to Clark Business Administrator John Laezza.  Laezza  revealed during a recent Chamber of Commerce meeting that Clark was competing with Berkley Heights to be the future home of this corporate ...

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Updated: 2:42 p.m. Nov. 14 WESTFIELD, NJ – A slate of summer construction projects the school district is seeking early bids for will include significant security upgrades, school officials said. The projects detailed for the school board on Tuesday include doorway security upgrades, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – With provisional ballots tallied on Tuesday, the outcome of a school board race with six candidates running for three seats remained the same as that on Election Day, figures from the Union County Clerk’s Office show. While the difference between winning incumbent candidate ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15 teenager from Mountain Lakes, has been found. According to police, he is safe. Kolding has been missing since Oct.30. Law enforcement confirmed that he traveled by train from Denville to Newark - Broad ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – An ambulance worker was rushed to the hospital after injuring an arm during a fiery crash on Central Avenue early Monday morning, authorities said. A 2015 BMW 540 sedan crossed the double-yellow lines while driving north near Clover Street at 12:23 a.m. and crashed into the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A play described by its director as a “daunting drama” and “absurdist comedy” will show at Westfield High School this week. The comedy "Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead," by Tom Stoppard, turns the play “Hamlet” on its head by shifting the perspective to two of the most ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. Over 40 therapists, doctors and other practitioners, who serve people with special needs spoke with parents at the fair. The experts included speech therapists, occupational and ...

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CLARK, NJ – A closing on the sale of the former site of the A&P on Westfield Avenue is set for January 2019 according to John Laezza, Clark’s business administrator.  This comes after Mayor Bonaccorso initiated legal proceedings toward condemnation in February and the Clark Planning Board ...

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Updated: 10:07 p.m. Nov. 12 WESTFIELD, NJ – An online fundraiser has been started for the family of a 49-year-old resident who died while vacationing in the Florida Keys last Thursday. Rodney Jinkins, who had 8-year-old twin children in McKinley School, died while snorkeling just off of John ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Learn how you can help save a life at the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive, sponsored by BetheMatch.org, to be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth. Brandon Dillagard, an 8-year-old ...

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METUCHEN, NJ — Know a student that soars through math challenges without hesitation?  Have a Math whiz in the family?  It's time to get them to sign up for the Saint Joseph High School Annual Mathematics Competition.    The event is open to any New Jersey students in grades seven or eight. The ...

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