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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

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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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Prostitute Worked Out of House on Westfield Ave., Cops Say

By JACKIE LIEBERMAN

August 25, 2014 at 4:53 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ — Xue Juan Han, 47, owner of Jenny’s Massage Studio at 409 Westfield Ave., was arrested Aug. 12 and charged with promoting and engaging in prostitution. She was processed and released on a summons.

While Han owns Jenny’s, she does not own the building, which is up for sale, according to a sign out front.

Westfield Police Chief David Wayman said police do not have the right to close down the business. It is unclear if Jenny’s is still in operation.

Jenny’s sits between a tea house and a boutique/art studio on a quiet street near the Westfield train station, with Holy Trinity School just around the corner.

Wayman said he believes the massage parlor started off as a legitimate business and “progressed from there.” When police investigated recently, “We didn’t come across any signs of legitimate business taking place,” he said.

Police believe Han was the only person working there.

“On a quiet little street in Westfield. It’s crazy,” said Jenna DeLorenzi, co-owner of Mulberry House, a new restaurant that opened next door in the building that used to be Ana Beal’s Tea Room. DeLorenzi said she had suspected something was up when she noticed lots of different men parking in front, going into Jenny’s for 20 minutes and leaving, usually between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.

A post about Jenny’s Massage Studio on NewJersey.BackPage.com dated Feb. 21, 2013, advertises beautiful Asian girls at that location and asks for cash only.