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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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Westfield Boys Basketball Hits Foul Shots In the Fourth To Get Past Gov. Livingston, 45-36

By BOBBIE PEER

January 26, 2014 at 12:12 PM

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Westfield's Chris Wright scored a game high 15 points leading Westfield Boys Basketball to a 45-36 victory over GL on Saturday afternoon in a make-up game from Tuesday's snow cancelation.  

The game belonged to either team in the first-half with Westfield maintaining a slight lead throughout.  Both teams kept pressure causing turnovers and low scoring opportunities.  

It was GL's John Iorio that lit the boards for GL scoring  5 points in the first-half keeping GL within Westfield's reach.  GL moved the ball but Westfield's tight defense denied them of shots. Wright sank two foul shots for Westfield to lead GL at half-time, 18-14. 

Rob Imbalzano opened the third by sinking a shot from the top of the key bringing GL within two.  Both teams traded baskets early in the third. It was Westfield's critical rebounds, defensive pressure and steals that found them in a 10 point lead with 2:46 left in the third.  

GL maintained their own defensive fight; Wills with a steal and Imbalzano with an impressive block keeping Westfield from increasing their lead.  

The offensive momentum shifted when senior Patrick Mahoney sank a 3-pointer with 1:30 left in the third followed by Imbalzano's 3-pointer from a rebound by John Wills.  The run continued with a rebound score by Javon Reis-Wilson.   GL found them self within three points of the lead at the end of the third, 34-31.

GL kept the run going, opening the fourth with Imbalzano's second 3-pointer to tie the game.  

We needed to come out in the fourth quarter and find the defense that worked earlier in the game said Westfield senior Chris Wright, the 6' 9"  transfer from St. Peter's Prep, who is now playing after sitting out his requirement of 30 days. 

Despite the Highlander's game changing second-half run, the Blue Devils were able to hold the Highlanders to 5 points in the fourth quarter.  Dylan Elliott and David Kane capitalized on foul opportunities in the fourth, sinking a combined 5 out of 7 shots from the line in the 45-36 Westfield victory.

 Gov. Livingston and Westfield will rematch Tuesday, Jan. 28 in Westfield at 4 p.m.