Police & Fire

Helicopter Lands at Westfield’s Tamaques Park

Credits: Jessica Blessing

WESTFIELD, NJ - A helicopter landed in Tamaques Park at about 4:30 Friday afternoon. Jessica Blessing, who was at the park at the time, said that police, fire trucks and paramedics had arrived and it appeared that someone was transferred from an ambulance to the helicopter, which took off minutes later.

Westfield Police Chief David Wayman told The Alternative Press that this was part of an emergency response to an accident in Clark.

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Union County Residents Walk for Recovery at 18th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk

October 22, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Approximately 200 participants walked in Saturday’s 18th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk in Nomahegan Park.

The walk was coordinated by Prevention Links and Wellness Coalition of Union County and hosted by former Governor Jim McGreevey.

“We all know what’s happening in our communities and our nation” McGreevey said. “I ...

Courage to Change

October 23, 2017

With the advent of Fall, Westfielders must reacquaint ourselves with the town’s policy for leaf removal.  At first glance, the 2017 Leaf Collection Program seems comprehensive and well thought out, with all questions concerning leaf removal answered. However, there is no mention of how these policies will be enforced! How does the town intend to prevent any violations of the ...

James Corcoran: My Plans to Address the Issues

October 23, 2017

I am humbled and honored to be running for town council in my hometown of Westfield. As many of you know, I grew up in Westfield and graduated from Franklin, Roosevelt and Westfield High School. I was also inducted into the Westfield Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the State Champion 1991 Blue Devils soccer team.  I went on to obtain a full ride scholarship at Villanova ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, October 24, 8:00 AM

Shackamaxon Country Club, Scotch Plains

Cybersecurity: You Are at Risk

Business & Finance Education Government

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Tue, October 24, 7:00 PM

Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Town Council Meeting

Community Calendar Government

Tue, October 24, 7:00 PM

Martin Wallberg American Legion Post 3, Westfield

Veterans' Benefit Information Session

Government Health & Wellness

Susan G Komen North Jersey Honored for Patient Advocacy at HINJ Life Sciences Celebration

October 23, 2017

Susan G. Komen North Jersey was honored for its work in Patient Advocacy at the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) 2017 Life Sciences Celebration held on Oct. 12, 2017 in Trenton, NJ. Komen North Jersey is one of six honorees to be recognized this year for demonstrating a sustained commitment to medical innovation and improving the quality of care for patients.

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Westfield Police Blotter: Businesses Report Thefts & More

October 18, 2017

October 11, 2017 3:55 p.m.

A resident of Kent Place reported being the victim of a fraud. Victim reported that an unknown suspect(s) made a purchase of approximately $1,927.68 worth of merchandise and charged it to her credit card. Victim stated she was notified via email.

 

October 12, 2017 2:43 p.m.

Timothy J. Kane, age 34, of Middleton, NJ, responded to WPD to satisfy two ...

Tax Relief for Hurricane Victims

Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017:

 

This bill modifies requirements for purchasing flood insurance and provides tax incentives for individuals and businesses affected by recent hurricanes.

 

To read the details, click here.

 

Meet Anna Mastroianni

Name: Anna Mastroianni

Years in Westfield: 16

Work: Owner Sole Fine Italian Shoes, 201 East Broad Street, 908-654-7800

Anna Mastoianni has filled some pretty big shoes in her day and not just because she’s the owner of the exquisite Italian shoe store Sole in Downtown Westfield. Turns out the Hollywood stunt double has a resume that would make your head spin, ...

Parakeet Lost in Westfield

Yellow parakeet flew off Wednesday in in the area of Dudley Court, Bradford and Mountain Avenue. If you see him, call 908-444-2986.

Tips Make Your Home Photo-Ready and Market-Worthy

You’re selling your home, or you’re starting to think about it, but your house hasn’t been updated or painted in years. You want it to look its best before presenting it to prospective buyers, but you don’t know where to begin.

Home Staging Tips
Sprucing up your home can be as simple as adding a new coat of paint, inside and out, or as extensive as interior renovation ...

Butterflies are Free at Tamaques Elementary School

Hundreds of monarch butterflies are making their way to Mexico this month thanks to the care of first grade students and their fifth grade buddies in Westfield’s Tamaques Elementary School. More than 200 butterflies raised by the students were tagged and released with the hope that they will return next year to feast on the special garden created for their development.

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Establishing, Revising And Enforcing Time-Sharing With Children

In all cases of divorce or separation where children are involved, the issue of time-sharing (previously referred to as “visitation”) is a significant issue to be addressed.  Unless the parents have agreed to an equal shared custodial arrangement, an appropriate schedule of time-sharing is particularly important for all those involved: the custodial parent, the non-custodial ...

Saving for Higher Education Part 2 – What is your savings strategy?

Most people want to save for their children’s education but what is the best strategy? 

There are three different savings strategies from which you can choose: 

1)         save for 100% of all education costs so that your child has no liability

2)         save a specific dollar amount and ...

What is Co-Dependency? Learn How to Establish Healthy Boundaries

October 15, 2017

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Codependence is a false attachment to a person, place or thing. It becomes a false sense of importance. It is a learned behavior to take care of others’ needs at the expense of our own. It is driven by the excessive need for others’ approval.  Rather than being ...

'Barefoot in the Park' take frothy look at newlyweds

‘Barefoot in the Park’ takes a frothy look at young newlyweds

By Liz Keill

CHATHAM, NJ – The Chatham Players has opened its 96th season with an early Neil Simon favorite, “Barefoot in the Park.”

Originally on Broadway in 1963 with Elizabeth Ashley and Robert Redford, the play became a popular movie with Redford and Jane Fonda.

In Chatham, we have Crystal ...

Obituaries

Oct 24, 1926 - Aug 14, 2017
Elizabeth H. List, 90, of Westfield and Cape May, NJ, died peacefully surrounded by her family ...
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Where To Find The Great Pumpkin And More This Halloween In The Garden State

October 23, 2017

NEW JERSEY - If Halloween plans are still up in the air, take heart. There is plenty to do this final weekend before October 31 whether Garden State residents want their pants scared off or want some family-friendly fun.

Haunted River Walk in Milltown - October 27 and October 28 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids and $4 for seniors. Walk begins at the gazebo ...