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Westfield Downs Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 9-6, in Baseball Opener

Matt Storcks was a one-man wrecking crew for Westfield as his 7 RBI led to a 9-6 win over Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Credits: Sean Conklin
Lefty Chris Gibbons (7) was on the mound for Scotch Plains-Fanwood against Westfield on Tues, April 1. Credits: Sean Conklin

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Westfield shortstop Matt Storcks knocked in seven runs as the Blue Devils spoiled the Raiders' varsity baseball home opener, 9-6, Tuesday afternoon.

Storcks hit a grand slam in the third inning, a two-run triple in the fourth, and a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the fifth to account for most of Westfield's offense.

SPF's Matt Ridge opened the scoring with an RBI double in the first, and the score remained 1-0 until Westfield touched up starter Chris Gibbons for five runs in the third. The Raiders chipped away and brought the score to 7-6 at the end of the fourth, before the Blue Devils padded their lead with two more runs in the fifth.

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Union County Daughters of Ireland Raise More Than $3,500 with Cranford Bar Crawl

September 19, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County’s women of Irish descent are coming together to build relationships, network and raise money for young women of Irish heritage.

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It is Time for the Incumbent Mayor to Pass the Torch

September 19, 2017

Dear Editor:

There is a reason why the Westfield primary turn-out was historically high this year. Westfield residents are hungry for change. I, for one, give credit to the incumbent mayor for his accomplishments. After 12 years in office, some are to be expected. Length of service in politics is a double-edged sword; it can lead to complacency. The best thing about this ...

Dawn Mackey: We Have a Strong Consensus and Our Priorities Are Clear

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Since announcing my candidacy, I'm excited to say I’ve spent nights and weekends knocking on doors so I could learn what matters most to you.

As a 12-year resident of Ward 4, I knew what was important to me and my family. As a candidate, though, I felt it was important to determine if my concerns were in alignment with yours. And what I learned is, overwhelmingly they are and the ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, September 19, 7:30 PM

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Westfield Board of Education Meeting

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Fri, September 22, 5:00 PM

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Free Oktoberfest Beer Tasting!

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Fri, September 22, 6:30 PM

The James Ward Mansion , Westfield

5th Annual Rahway Film Festival the The James ...

Arts & Entertainment

Junior Woman's Club to Host New Member Event

September 19, 2017

The Junior Woman’s Club is hosting its annual new member wine and cheese. Come meet the members and learn about what our club does – from social activities to community service. Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. Email Dryden Watner at drydenw@msn.com with questions and for location.

Westfield Police Blotter: DWI Suspect Charged with Assaulting Cop & More

September 13, 2017

September 6, 2017 10:04 p.m.

Officers Johnson and Natale arrested Jeffrey Crayton, age 31, of Piscataway for an outstanding Bridgewater Municipal Court warrant pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was processed and released after posting bail.

 

September 6, 2017 10:56 p.m.

Officers Pollock and Bagan arrested Jared Millien of Plainfield, NJ, age 25, on an active Union ...

Op Ed: High Schools Should Teach Students CPR

September 18, 2017

You walked through the halls together. You sat together at lunch. You couldn’t wait to go to college together. But all of it was destroyed by one minute of that day. One minute she was smiling. The next she was on the floor, pale, and lifeless. I couldn’t save her. Everyone gathered around her as she choked, no one knew what to do. I lost my best friend that day because my education ...

Whether You’re Selling Your Home or Want More Peace

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Westfield Area YMCA Announces Basketball Leagues and Clinics for Boys & Girls of All Ages

The Westfield Area YMCA offers 3-week pre-season clinics and winter basketball leagues for boys and girls in Kindergarten through age 14.  The next pre-season clinic session is registering now for 10/22, 10/29 and 11/5 to prepare young athletes for the Winter Basketball League season.  Participants will learn fundamental skills thru guided game-play situations. Clinic times and ...

Teens Complete Youth Facilitator Training at Imagine

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Through the ...

Two Scams You Should Know About

Scam Alert 1: Fake Donations

It's a testament to the generosity of the people in our nation to want to pitch in and help those affected by a catastrophe. As we see all the destruction that Harvey and now Irma are imparting, our hearts go out to these folks, and we want to respond by opening our wallets.

Unfortunately, criminals and scam artists are counting on that generous spirit, too, ...

Westfield Teachers Get a Jump Start on Technology

Westfield Public School teachers sharpened technology skills before the start of the school year during workshops presented on Aug. 28, 30 and 31. Led by Jeanine Gottko, a Master Technology Teacher in the district, approximately 80 teachers at all grade levels participated in workshops of their choice, including Virtual/Augmented Reality in the Classroom, Best Web Tools for 2017-2018, ...

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Saving for Higher Education

Part 1 – Six Options for Savings

 

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Sam Shepard's 'Simpatico' takes off

Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico” has a forceful workout at McCarter Theatre.

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – If you’re at all familiar with the works of Sam Shepard, you know that he writes about gritty, unforgiving characters in what appear to be hopeless situations.

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Obituaries

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Hillsborough: Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

September 19, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Eric. S. Komar, a Hillsborough township resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish Community Centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

 Komar, 46, was ...