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Ceremony for Westfield's New Vietnam Memorial to be Held June 22

Westfield's Vietnam Memorial under construction in May. Credits: Jackie Lieberman

WESTFIELD, NJ - On June 22 at 2 p.m. there will be a special installation ceremony for the Westfield Vietnam Memorial at Memorial Park.

"The memorial honors the 11 fellows who died from Westfield and all those who served," said Keith Gibbons, chairman of the 501C Westfield Veterans Fund. "The inscription reflects that."

The keynote speaker for the ceremony will be Peter Braun, a West Point graduate as well as a graduate of Westfield High School class of 1961. Five of the 11 inscribed names were also graduates of that same WHS class.

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Following the ceremony there will be a reception, also open to the public, at the Martin Wallberg American Legion Post #3 at 1003 North Ave. Westfield, NJ.

Plans to erect the Vietnam Memorial began three years ago by the Eagle Scouts. As the project grew, the Veterans Fund took over. The fund also helps veterans that are in need of assistance in the community. Both monetary and physical donations were made to accomplish the building of the memorial, with very significant help from local Westfield contractors.

"It was built for those who served from Westfield, by the citizens of Westfield," said Gibbons.

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One-Night Jazz Fest To Benefit St. Joseph's Social Service Center

March 23, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Fans of Jazz and music enthusiasts everywhere will enjoy “A One Night Jazz Festival,” featuring eight jazz artists, many with worldwide jazz reputations, Saturday, April 29, at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains.

The event supports the work of St. Joseph’s Social Service Center, a non-profit organization that serves materially poor and ...

Westfield Resident Writes that 24 Million will be Left Uninsured with Repeal of ACA

March 23, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 24 million people will be left uninsured with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. While it hard to conceptualize a number that vast, to make it real you need only to condense that statistic into 24 million realities, 24 million individuals at kitchen tables across America, 24 million private worries and mental spreadsheets and silent ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, March 24, 5:00 PM

NosVino, Westfield

Free Whiskey Tasting: Gentleman Jack

Food & Drink

Sat, March 25, 9:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Mother Seton Saturday Enrichment Program

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Obituaries

Feb 12, 1953 - Feb 26, 2017
Michael D. Celock, 64, of Cranford, NJ, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep ...
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Westfield Police Blotter: Multiple Possession Arrests Made in Town & More

March 22, 2017

March 15, 2017 9:08 p.m.

Officers Martinez and Johnson arrested Trenton Boyer, Jr. age 26, of Linden, NJ, on the strength of a Westfield Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $294 and a Roselle Park Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $100 at Linden Police Department. Subject was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released on his own recognizance.

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Westfied's Tamaques Elementary School: Laying the Foundation for Global Citizenship

March 23, 2017

When a group of Tamaques parents checked off the volunteer box next to the little-known Service Learning Committee, they weren't taking the commitment lightly.

The five Tamaques mothers of the committee, Kate Virmani (chair), Katie Spikes, Maria Broaddus, Jodi Wallin and Lauren Politi, had a vision that their committee would lay the foundation for responsible citizenship throughout ...

Westfield Area YMCA Offers Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

The Westfield Area YMCA recognizes that stress, anxiety and depression are conditions that occur in all of us, including our youth. To help build awareness and understanding, a mental health first aid training is being offered to members and non-members at the Main Y Facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield.  Training is scheduled for Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April ...

Murder on the Orient Express

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ streams along in sizzling suspense

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express,” has received a terrific stage adaptation by Ken Ludwig. He’s taken a few liberties with the numerous characters, but has tightened the story line so that it all works seamlessly.

Ludwig ...

The Floor Plan

There's an App for That - Cove's Digital 'Stainfighter'

Clean-Up on Aisle...!

We have all been there, spills happen and are a fact of life.

Don't distress ... You don't need a 'bat phone', signal for The Green Hornet, or check the cloak closet to see if Clark Kent is changing into his tights and cape as he morphs into his alter-ego.

When a 'Stain Emergency' occurs, the Cove Carpet One Floor ...

Dog Found in Westfield

UPDATE: Reunited with owner!

ORIGINAL POST: Dog found Monday at the corner of North Chestnut and East Broad Streets in Westfield. She had a collar on and did not have a chip.

If you know her, please call  908-377-6867.

Home Staging Tips for a Successful Sale

First impressions are lasting. So it makes sense that to get the best value when selling your home, you should start with its curb appeal to entice potential buyers to come inside your home. When likely buyers enter the front door, you want them to realize this is the home for them to create new memories.

A Realtor can help you to identify small household changes, both outside and in, that ...

Proposed Wage Discrimination Legislation Could Alter New Jersey’s Employment Playing Field

Although it is presently illegal under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”) to pay people different wages for performing the same work under similar working conditions because of their gender, there is currently pending in both the State Senate and Assembly legislation “concerning equal pay for women and employment discrimination, requiring public contractors to ...

Westfield Students Fill Wish List for Hospitalized Children

The Student Council of Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield went on a shopping spree on Feb. 28 to purchase children’s toys and baby items for the Children Specialized Hospital in Mountainside. The Student Council, which includes sixth, seventh and eighth graders, raised $1,000 during a fall fundraiser to fill the wish list created by the hospital’s long term care ...

What Is People Pleasing?

March 13, 2017

As you were growing up you may not have learned how to take good care of yourself.  In fact, much of your attention may have been in taking care of others or on just getting by. People Pleasing is a term that refers to taking care of others’ needs rather than taking care of ourselves.

People often confuse “people pleasing” with being unselfish and make comments such ...

Pennsylvania Offers Tax Amnesty

If you reside in Pennsylvania and have struggled with past-due taxes, you'll want to hear this important news.

From April 21 through June 19, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue will offer tax amnesty to taxpayers who owe past-due taxes. During this 60-day period, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue will waive all penalties and half of the interest owed by those ...

Imagine Trains Newest Class of Volunteer Facilitators

Eleven new volunteers attended our four-day volunteer facilitator training to help Imagine start a fifth Night of Support.

“The training has restored my belief in the compassion of all and was truly transformative. I have learned so much and my life will be, and already has been, enriched by the knowledge shared.” - Stephanie Naphtali.

Thank you as always to our ...

In Your Community

Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.

Watchung Hills High School Students Honored for Saving Classmate's Life

March 20, 2017

WARREN, NJ –  Two Watchung Hills students who helped to save a classmate's life were recognized at the meeting of the Watchung Hills Board of Education on Tuesday.

WHRHS student Sarah Magaldo went into sudden cardiac arrest while on one of the events on the Project Adventure course on the morning of Jan. 19. Two students who had just ...