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Candidate Statements

Wishing Everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July Weekend

July 2, 2015

I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July weekend. Following is a speech I gave when I was first elected to the Westfield Town Council: It is a real honor and privilege for me to ...

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Today's Events

Police Blotter

In Westfield, Car Damaged, Bikes Reported Stolen

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015 1:31 a.m. Officers McCarthy and Martinez arrested Zenasia Bowers, age 20, of Elizabeth subsequent to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Mountain Avenue and Kimball Avenue on an ...

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Columns

In the Schools

Westfield Grad Earns Gold Medal in National Latin Exam

Westfield High School recent graduate Jameson Maher earned a gold medal on the National Latin Exam for four consecutive years, it was announced by the University of Mary Washington, which administers ...

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Lost in Suburbia®

Getting Under My Skin

“What do you think this is?” my husband asked me, pointing to his elbow. “That is your elbow,” I stated matter-of-factly. “No, these red spots,” he ...

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JCC NEWS

Camp Yachad is in Full Swing

Summer 2015 is here, and Camp Yachad is in full swing. We had an exciting first day.  Our brand new zero-entry pool is open and our youngest campers had a great time splashing around in ...

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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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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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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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Point View WealthPoints

Take Advantage of the Greek Tragedy

Concerns of a Greece banking failure and an exit from the European Union have dominated the news headlines once again, and have helped take the global financial markets on a roller coaster ride.

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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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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.

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