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Candidate Statements

Thank You to All 3rd Ward Supporters

May 5, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came out this Saturday in support of our literature drop.  It is truly humbling to see so many 3rd Ward Residents come out in support of my re-election this ...

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Letters to the Editor

This is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

May 5, 2015

For Children's Mental Health Awareness Week 2015, Youth & Family Counseling is reminding everyone that Mental Health is essential to overall health. We must treat mental health challenges ...

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Today's Events

Police Blotter

Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft Reported In Westfield

April 29, 2015

April 26, 2015 4:26 p.m. Officers Merritt and Wierzbicki arrested Thomas Macken, age 21, of Scotch Plains for two outstanding criminal arrest warrants ($1,480 total) out of Westfield municipal ...

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Columns

ViaNutrition

Sign up for the 7-Day Whole Foods Cleanse!

To learn more, visit: http://www.vianutritionandhealth.com/products/vianutrition-7-day-whole-food-cleanse/

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Monday with Millicent

More Suggestions for Mother's Day

Dear Fans of ‘Monday With Millicent,’I thank-you for sharing your favorite places to dine.   As Mother’s Day approaches, I’d like to wish each of you special ...

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Experts of H.O.M.E.

Spring Cleaning: Four Must-Do Projects

Spring is the perfect opportunity to take strolls in the park and enjoy outdoor activities. But it's also a great opportunity to clean up the damage caused by the winter season, and prepare ...

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In the Schools

Café Cultural a Grandioso Success for Westfield Fifth Graders

Westfield Public Schools’ Fourth Annual Café Cultural recently held at Westfield High School included more than 400 participants who experienced a taste of different cultures. Fifth ...

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Ince Landscape Construction & Management

Is Your Hardscape Ready for Summer?

The snow is gone, the sun has been shining and giving us warmer days, but have you noticed your patio and hardscape looking a bit worse than you remember in the fall? If you are feeling that ...

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Weltman Home Services

Weltman Home Services Offers Spring Tips for Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Spring has arrived and that means warmer temperatures and the need for a home cooling system check-up. Tapinto spoke with Dan Weltman of Weltman Home Services, located in ...

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Kayla's Creative Art Studio Calendar of Classes

Kayla's Creative Art Studio's May Calendar of Events

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Kayla's Creative Art Studio offers a full calendar of classes throughout the month. Visit www.kaylascreativeartstudio.com for a calendar of events ...

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Westfield Area Y

Westfield Area Y Healthy Kids Day a Success

On Saturday, April 25th at the Westfield Area Y Main Y Facility over 400 people came out for Healthy Kids Day to enjoy an afternoon of free, fun, engaging and creative activities promoting healthy ...

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Point View WealthPoints

Beware the Equity Indexed Annuity

A financial product that allows you to participate in the stock market’s upside, promises you won’t lose money, and gives you income for life—it sounds too good to be true.  ...

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Connecting Commerce and Community

GWACC Spring Fling

It’s that time of year again! Spring has sprung, and it is time for the 21st Annual Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Fling. The event will be held on the streets ...

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Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Get the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift at Evalyn Dunn Gallery

You must stop into Evalyn Dunn Gallery to see their great new gifts that have arrived just in time for Mother's Day. The gallery has expanded their jewelry department to include four new ...

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Westfield Dentist Volunteers to Restore Smiles in Dominican Republic

By JILL D'AMBROSIO

June 16, 2014 at 9:25 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ – On a wall in the waiting room of his dental practice in town, Dr. Peter Louie displays a plaque commemorating the three days he recently spent in the Dominican Republic, donating 35 clinical hours of his time to repair teeth and restore smiles.

“It was just an amazing experience,” said Louie, now back at the Westfield Avenue office of The Laser Dental Group.

Working with the International Dental Implant Association, Louie traveled to the Dominican Republic with a team of about 20 dentists from around the United States in late May. He spent three days removing infected teeth, performing bone grafts and implanting new fixtures with the help of local dental assistants and students at a clinic about 30 minutes from the capital city of Santo Domingo.

He estimates that the group of dentists saw 300 to 400 patients over the three days at the clinic.

Louie, who lives in Westfield with his wife, Lillian, was impressed by how appreciative his patients were for the free dental work.

“They were lined up down the sidewalk, and when we walked in the clinic they were just clapping and cheering,” he said.

Louie noted that many of the patients he assisted worked in the country’s tourism industry, where bright, healthy smiles are beneficial to business.

Louie is a general dentist, but he became interested in studying the growing field of dental implants. He earned a fellowship in implants from the IDIA before he decided to volunteer with the group on the trip to the Dominican Republic.

The association’s president, Dr. Arun Garg, hails from the Dominican Republic and planned the trip to help the disadvantaged in his home country.

The trip took serious planning, and patients were pre-screened. The group transported about 60 suitcases filled with dental supplies with them to the Caribbean nation that shares an island with Haiti.

Louie, who also maintains an office in Union, aims to learn to more advanced dental surgeries and hopes to take more volunteer trips with the group in the future.

“I would do it again in a heartbeat,” he said