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Letters to the Editor

Increasing VA Accountability & Economic Opportunity for Our Veterans This Memorial Day

May 22, 2015

Dear Friend, Memorial Day is a time when Americans pay tribute, honor and remember those who have served our country bravely and sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom and democracy. ...

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Today's Events

Police Blotter

Vehicle Reported Stolen in Westfield

May 20, 2015

May 19, 2015 5:49 p.m. Officers Popleik and Davis arrested Soncivae Brown, age 33, of Elizabeth for two outstanding warrants (total $973) out of Union Township municipal court to a motor ...

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Columns

Point View WealthPoints

Soaring Dollar and Your Portfolio: What You Need to Know

Over the last year the Dollar has appreciated nearly 22% versus the world’s currencies.  With forecasts for continuing Dollar strength, what’s the next move for ...

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ViaNutrition

Mindful Eating Tips to Help with Health and Weight Loss

Everyone just wants to feel better, move better, look better and be happy.  Not always in that order but they all rank up there. How we get there is different for everyone. Coming off of a ...

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Westfield Area Y

New Local Mental Health Coaltion Launched

Stress, anxiety and depression are conditions that occur to all of us at various times.  Yet, there is a stigma attached to discussing mental health.  In recognition of Mental Health ...

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In the Schools

Westfield High School Senior Jorge Ledesma Named Presidential Scholar

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the selection of Jorge Ledesma, a senior at Westfield High School, as a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Ledesma is one of 141 outstanding ...

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Connecting Commerce and Community

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Introduces The Community Street map

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce will once again produce its Community Street Map, which includes all of our five towns--Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield. ...

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Weltman Home Services

SAVINGS FROM WELTMAN HOME SERVICES

SAVE SAVE SAVE! Call Weltman Home Services at 888 935 8626    

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Monday with Millicent

David’s Country Inn

At some special time in your life, you may be called upon to arrange a special affair for a family member, dear friend, or just because. Such was the case when we received an invitation to ...

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No Candidates Yet as Deadline for Westfield Board of Ed Election Looms

By JACKIE LIEBERMAN

July 9, 2014 at 12:02 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ — Time is running out for Westfield residents to file to run for the board of education. Three seats could be vacated as Ann Cary’s, Rosanne Kurstedt’s and Mark Friedman’s terms expire, and so far no one has stepped up to fill them, according to the Union County Clerk’s office. (Cary and Kurstedt have publicly announced that they will not seek another term.)

The deadline for submission of nominating petitions is July 28.

In the event that there are not enough eligible candidates for the board seats, the vacancies “shall be filled by the County Superintendent,” according to N.J.S.A. 18A:12-15, a New Jersey statute.

“Serving on the Westfield Board of Education is a significant and rewarding civic commitment,” said Board President Rich Mattessich. “We have the opportunity to impact the policies of our school district toward continued success of the students of our community.”

“I serve because if you want to affect change you first have to show up,” added board member Mitch Slater. “I know there are at least three folks in town that want to make a difference and will stand up now. I am more than happy to talk to anyone interested.”

Westfield residents interested in running for a three-year term on the board of education must file a petition in-person at the County Clerk’s office at 2 Broad St., Room 113, in Elizabeth on or before 4 p.m. on July 28.  The election will take place on Nov. 4, 2014. Nominating petition forms are available at the Board of Education office, 302 Elm Street, Westfield. 

Questions regarding the election process can be referred to the Union County Election Supervisor, Lisa Hugelmeyer, at 908-527-4996. Information is available at the County Clerk’s website, www.ucnj.org/ctyclerk. Interested residents are encouraged to contact any member of the Westfield Board of Education or Superintendent of Schools Dr. Margaret Dolan for more information.