Business & Finance

Westfield Allstate Agency Celebrates Grand Opening at New Location

Ron Bansky & Associates Allstate Agency held a ribbon cutting with Mayor Skibitsky, the Downtown Westfield Corporation, the GWACC, friends and family. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Allstate Agent Ron Bansky and Mayor Andy Skibitsky. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Brian Richard, Jack Clarke, Ron Bansky, Dale Schueller and John Kane. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
John Kane, president of Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company; Ron Bansky; & Dale Schueller, regional sales leader for Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company. Credits: Jackie Lieberman

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Agency celebrated its move from the circle in Downtown Westfield to the newly renovated 100-year-old Victorian house at 502 East Broad St. with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday. Among the attendees were Mayor Andy Skibitsky, representatives of the Downtown Westfield Corporation, members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, friends and family.

"My agency team and I are excited to finally be in our new building,” owner Ron Bansky said. “It was great to see so many of our friends and customers at our open house. We were also grateful for the support from Allstate, the town of Westfield, the Westfield Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Westfield Corporation. We look forward to serving our customers and the community for years to come at our new location. "

The agency is known for its good work in the community and is the sponsor of TAPinto Westfield’s Athlete of the Week series. Each week, when customers call them at 908-301-0711 for a new auto, home or life insurance quote and mention the Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week, they make a $25 contribution to the Westfield Boosters Association.

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Freeholders Honor Elizabeth Cops Who Rescued Boy Struck by Train & More at Meeting

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Two city police officers who rescued a 13-year-old boy struck by a freight train were honored Thursday night by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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“We have to also acknowledge that there ...

Women of NJ Deserve Representatives Who Will Fight For Them — Every Day

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Hello Neighbors,

As your Democratic candidate for State Assembly I wanted to call your attention to my opponent Republican incumbent Nancy Munoz’s change of heart regarding annual Planned Parenthood funding. Last week Munoz announced that she plans to vote “Yes” on S3302, a long-overdue measure to restore Planned Parenthood funding which was removed from the budget by ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Athletes Named to All-Division Teams

July 22, 2017

Eleven athletes from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison were named to All-Division teams in the Greater Middlesex Conference after the spring season. The Rams were represented on five different teams.

Baseball players Ovidio Chavez of Elizabeth and J.J. Stueck of Scotch Plains and softball players Jane Anderson-Schmitt of Scotch Plains and Kristyn Smith of South Plainfield were named to ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Check and Credit Card Fraud, Shoplifting Reported & More

July 19, 2017

July 12, 2017 12 p.m.

Police officer O’Holla filed a report regarding a theft in the 700 block of Carlton Road. The victim reported that suspect(s) unknown altered a stolen check from her checkbook and had it cashed in the amount of $18,000.

 

July 12, 2017 12:26 p.m.

Police Officer Jackus filed a report regarding a shoplifting to a business in the 200 block of East Broad ...

Fanwood: Jersey’s Best Kept Secret

 

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Fanwood offers:

Pretty Victorian-style train station at the town center and a bus line to ...

Cat Found in Westfield

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Westfield’s STEM Camp Attracts Future Scientists & Engineers

The Westfield Public School District is hosting its fifth annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp from July 10 - 28 for the students of Westfield. More than 380 girls and boys entering grades 3-8 are participating. 

According to Paul Pineiro, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Program in the Westfield Public Schools, “Our ...

'Skeleton Crew' hits home

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We're back to 1950.

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Establishing Healthy Boundaries with Self and Others

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Meet Natalia Rodriguez Goldman, MD

NAME: Natalia Rodriguez Goldman, MD

YEARS IN WESTFIELD: 7

FAMILY:

Husband, Ryan Goldman, co-creator of cocktailcourier.com; Managing Director, Seaport Global Securities 

Daughters, Ciela, 9

Son, Grayson, 7

Son, Franco, 6

Daughter, Mica, 4 

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Obituaries

- Jul 15, 2017
Edward A. Jardim of Long Hill Township died on July 15 at Morristown Medical Center with his family ...
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South Brunswick Police Save Infant From Locked, Hot Car

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The incident took place at 11:20 a.m. Thursday at the Nassau Square townhouse complex when a mother and her 18-month-old daughter stopped to drop something off at a friend’s house.

The unidentified mother told arriving officers that ...