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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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Nick's Pizza in Fanwood Shares Poems by Middle School Students on 300 Delivery Boxes

April 28, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ — Thinking outside the box, Nick's Pizza will deliver pizza and poetry when customers order pies on Friday, April 28.

As part of a literacy program, Nick's teamed up with Park Middle School in Scotch Plains and will feature more than 300 original poems written by seventh grade students taped to delivery boxes. The effort was initiated by writing teacher ...

Councilman Loughlin Seeks Input on Downtown Westfield

April 27, 2017

Dear Westfield Residents:

Mayor Skibitsky's Downtown Task Force has now presented its initial report and recommendations for improving our award winning downtown.  A copy of the report is available on the town's website at westfieldnj.gov.  I encourage all residents to contact me with any suggestions about our downtown.

As chairman of the Westfield Public Safety, ...

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Free STEM Day at Mother Seton For Girls in 6th, ...

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Cranford Community Center, Cranford

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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: Man Arrested in Connection with Burglaries & More

April 26, 2017

April 12, 2017 9 p.m.

On April 12, 2017, members of the Westfield Police Department Detective bureau and crime response team unit arrested Jon Rincom of Roselle in connection with several burglaries. Rincom was charged with two counts of third degree burglary. Rincom was transported to Union County Jail.

April 20, 2017 7:17 p.m.

Tashawn Beckford, age 20, of Newark, NJ, was ...

The MAX Challenge of Cranford Raises $4,000 for Special Olympics, Cranford Young Athletes

April 28, 2017

The Max Challenge, Cranford hosted a series of classes, “Fit For the Cause” for the 2nd Annual MAX Challenge Day of Giving.

The MAX Challenge of Cranford along with fellow franchisee owners, managers, instructors and 20,000 plus MAX Challenge members took part in the 2nd Annual MAX Challenge Day of Giving Charity event on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  The MAX of ...

Small Business Week Resources for New Jersey’s Entrepreneurs

April 28, 2017

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and small businesses create approximately two thirds of the country’s new private-sector jobs. At the same time, over half of new businesses face significant and unique challenges within the first five years.

National Small Business Week, which takes place from April 30-May 6, celebrates the impact of entrepreneurs and ...

New Supervisor of World Languages Appointed in Westfield

On April 25, the Westfield Board of Education unanimously appointed Enrique Pincay as Supervisor of World Languages and ELL (English Language Learners), effective August 1, 2017.  Mr. Pincay currently holds that position in the Hillsborough Township Public Schools, a school district with nine schools and 7,500 students. 

His new responsibilities will include establishing ...

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 ...

What You Need to Know if You Ride NJ Transit Trains

April 27, 2017

NJ — If you ride the train from Westfield into New York, Amtrak is instituting changes that are going to impact your NJ Transit commute. Officials have announced plans to fast-track infrastructure work that will likely cause commuters additional delays. 

In an April 27 release, Amtrak outlined initiatives to improve New York Penn Station that will require ...