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Candidate Statements

Representatives for the 21st District Continue to Support Christie’s failed Policies

June 23, 2015

Chris Christie sent New Jersey up the river with the Exxon oil spill settlement, and the Republicans in the State Assembly refused to hold him accountable. The legal battle between the state of ...

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Letters to the Editor

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting on June 16

June 19, 2015

RECOGNITION OF ACADEMIC SCHOLAR Board President, Richard Mattessich, presented a Board of Education certificate of achievement to Westfield High School graduating senior, Jorge Ledesma.  ...

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Today's Events

Police Blotter

In Westfield, Wallet Reported Stolen From Home, Car Window Smashed

June 24, 2015

June 23, 2015 4:15 p.m. A resident of the 700 block of Prospect Street reported that her vehicle had its window smashed while it was parked in the 200 block of Clark Street. There are no suspects ...

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Columns

ViaNutrition

What is the Difference Between Infrared and Traditional Saunas?

I love, love, love the infrared sauna. It is so peaceful and makes you feel shut off for a half an hour. The benefits of that alone are brilliant. The benefits are far-reaching for your well-being ...

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Experts of H.O.M.E.

Tips for Backyard Entertaining

Summer is in full swing. Is your home ready for entertaining? It’s time to enjoy your home, inside and out. Here are some of our favorite hacks for backyard fun this summer. To chill ...

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Monday with Millicent

Westfield Art Association (WAA) Members Exhibit Artwork at Mulberry House in Westfield

Come View the Exhibit and Stay for Lunch or Dinner Westfield, New Jersey, is buzzing about the first in a series of exhibitions that will be presented by Members of the Westfield Art Association ...

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Personal Fitness: In the Studio

What is Personal Training? First in a 4-Part Series

After the brutal winter we had this year - which was almost immediately followed by mid-summer-esque temperatures - we weren't left with much spring time to gradually shed off our heavy winter ...

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Lindabury Legal Corner

Shareholder and COO of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper Named Chairman of LEGUS Law Advisory Board

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper is proud to announce that shareholder William R. Watkins has been named Chairman of the Advisory Board of LEGUS. To read about it, click here.   ...

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Lost in Suburbia®

Cutting Your Own Hair? 'Shearly' You Jest

When I was a little girl, I had this great doll called Crissy.  I didn’t name her – that was the name she came with -- so everyone who had a Crissy doll called their doll Crissy ...

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Westfield Area Y

Westfield Area Y's Summer Enrichment Class Makes Camouflage Hats for Wild Animal Day

The Westfield Area Y’s Summer Enrichment Class at the Robert & Virginia Bauer Branch located at 422 East Broad Street in Westfield recently made a special project for Wild Animal Day. The ...

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In the Schools

Elmo Visits Lincoln School

Kindergarten students performed many great Sesame Street songs at the Lincoln Sing-A-Long with special guest--Elmo. Pictured are Lincoln students having a great time! A special thanks to ...

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Point View WealthPoints

Don’t Fight the Euro Central Bank: Carry On with These Three Dividend Payers!

It’s no coincidence that our stock market has more than tripled in the last six years, since our Federal Reserve depressed interest rates to near zero in late 2008.   The pessimists fear ...

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The Floor Plan

Indoor Comfort, Outdoor Living

It's that time of year. The time when we get to expand our living spaces and spend more time outdoors. When you're looking to decorate an outdoor space, you want to have all the comforts of ...

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The Academic Coach

The Summer Plan

The 2014-2015 Academic year is done! Now families can take a deep breath, celebrate successes, and enjoy some free time. But there is one last thing to do and we can help. Chyten Millburn ...

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Cory Booker Visits Westfield to Endorse Dave Haas for Mayor

By JACKIE LIEBERMAN

April 21, 2013 at 9:17 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ — About 150 supporters of Dave Haas for mayor of Westfield came to the home of Janice Siegel and Lloyd Marks in Westfield April 21 for a fundraiser that featured Newark's Mayor Cory Booker.

“You’ve got the guy,” said Booker.

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The crowd booed when Booker noted that Mayor Andy Skibitsky has not joined Mayors Against Illegal Guns, as Haas has said he would.  

“It’s been a phenomenal turnout,” Haas said to a standing-room only crowd that cheered when he spoke of a need for fresh ideas in Westfield now.

“We have a downtown that’s just fantastic, but the internet has changed how people shop,” said Haas. In discussing how the town can help local businesses succeed, he spoke of Kidville, a new business downtown that will offer a boutique, classes for both children and parents and children’s parties, and how it took the zoning board six months to approve this new business.

Haas spoke about the need to address gun violence. And he spoke about wanting to find ways to save the town money while restoring services and safety personnel such as firefighters, police and crossing guards that have been downsized over the years.

“We have to have fresh ideas about where to get new revenue and where to save, as well,” Haas told the crowd. “We need to bring in fresh ideas on how to run this town and how to share services.”

Mitch Slater, a member of the Westfield Board of Education, told TAP that evening, “The reason I’m supporting Dave, besides being a Democrat, is because he’s willing to sign Mayor Bloomberg’s gun laws initiative.”

He added, “All I care about is the kids in this town and the safety of the schools. If something positive can be done, I’m all for it.”

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