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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Motorcyclist Killed in Accident in Union Saturday Night

February 26, 2017

UNION, NJ – Police have identified the motorcyclist killed Saturday night on Chestnut Street as Paulo A. Borges of Union.

Union police responded to the fatal crash near the intersection of Fairway Drive at 5:47 p.m. 

According to police, a 2011 Lincoln MKZ, operated by 44-year old Emrique Martinez of Union, was making a left turn from Chestnut Street north onto Fairway Drive when ...

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Sun, February 26, 3:15 AM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

World Yoga Day Event

Sun, February 26, 12:00 PM

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Crimson LEGO Robotics Program

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Obituaries

Michael A. Lanza, 35 of Scotch Plains passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.
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Westfield Police Blotter: PayPal and Credit Card Fraud Reported & More

February 22, 2017

February 16, 2017 12:58 a.m.

Miriam Gerges, age 22, of Livingston, NJ, was arrested on the strength of two outstanding warrants out of Westfield Municipal Court ($1,500) pursuant to a prisoner pick-up at the Livingston Police Department. She was transported to Westfield Police department headquarters where she was processed and held in lieu of bail.

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Audio: Point View's Petrides Talks Earnings, Valuations and The Fed on 'Wall Street Unplugged'

February 25, 2017

Point View's Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, interviewed on Wall Street Unplugged recapping earnings season, commenting on various sector valuations and potential Fed interest rate policy:

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Note - interview starts at 18:10 mark.

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and ...

Westfield Area YMCA Kindergarteners Celebrate 100th Day of School

The Westfield Area YMCA’s full-day Kindergarten class located at the Bauer Branch recently celebrated the 100th day of school!

 

Kindergarteners had fun with various learning projects such as building a wall of 100 cups, running laps for 100 seconds, making pictures out of 100 stickers,  reading 100th day books, making 100th day hats and writing about ...

Let’s Get Ready for the Spring Market to Sell Your Home With Susan Massa Broker

Let’s Get Ready for the Spring Market to sell your Home. Here are a few Ideas to Spruce up your Front Entryway.  www.NJHomeshowcase.com. Watch our video: http://753austin.com/

Spring is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to spruce up your home and renew it out of its cold winters look especially if you plan on selling your home this spring. Though there is a ...

Bengal Cat Missing from Westfield/Scotch Plains Area Home

Samba, a male Bengal cat, snuck out of his home last night Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m. He lives in the Westfield/Scotch Plains area between Charlie Browns and Forest Avenue. He's microchipped but not wearing his collar.

Please contact Cristina at 908-361-1362.

Why use a CPA to Prepare your Taxes?

Don't you just love all those commercials we're seeing on TV this time of year? You know, the ones that suggest that getting your taxes in order is as easy as popping some numbers into a tax software program, then click-click-click-done!

Does it make you wonder why CPAs aren't obsolete? That's right, we're not going away anytime soon, because the reality is that taxes can ...

The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

February 22, 2017

Is the AWV visit a physical? How much will it cost me?

If you have traditional Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, you are eligible for a specific type of visit without any out-of-pocket cost called the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV).

During this visit, your primary care provider will address your preventive care needs such as vaccinations, risk assessments, and screenings. They will ...

The IRS Isn’t Calling

Receiving mail with the IRS listed in the envelope’s upper left corner induces fear in most people. Receiving a phone call with the IRS listed on caller ID is even scarier. Fear can cause you to act before you think—many people fall for criminal scams out of fear. Don’t be one of them.

Bottom line: The IRS does not phone taxpayers or communicate via email. The IRS does not ...

Holy Trinity School Spotlight - PreK4 and PreK4+

A day in the Holy Trinity School PreK-4 and PreK-4Plus program is always exciting! The PreK -4 year old program at Holy Trinity Mountainside Campus is based on the knowledge that a child’s early years are ones of tremendous development – physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. The curriculum challenges the child to develop through experience with language, mathematics, ...

‘Shipwrecked’ Rollicks Along at Dreamcatcher Theatre

SUMMIT, NJ – You may be in for a high seas adventure if you visit “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself).”

This 90-minute play by Donald Margulies has plenty to keep you entranced. Margulies has won just about every theatre award possible for such plays as “Time Stands Still” and “Dinner with ...

Night of Violence Leaves 1 Dead in New Brunswick

February 25, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — An attempted robbery turned deadly early this morning on Hamilton Street.

Two or three men approached an individual, whose identity has yet to be released, around 2:30 a.m. between Woodbridge and Bridge streets. They “demanded personal property,” according to a crime alert, which caused a “physical altercation” to break out.

The robbers ...