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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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VIDEO: Public's Assistance Needed to Help Solve 2-Year-Old Homicide

May 24, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ — Investigators in the Union County Prosecutor's Office are requesting assistance from the public in identifying and locating two persons of interest in a homicide that occurred two years ago this week in Elizabeth, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Wednesday.

The Prosecutor’s Office has released video clips depicting the male and female, ...

Thank You for a Successful Book Sale

May 20, 2017

Thank you from the co-presidents of the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library:

We would like to thank the community for making our 44th annual Spring Book Sale a success. With the help of the Westfield Department of Public Works and the Board of Education, we were able to set up the bookcases and tables needed to display over 30,000 books, CDs and DVD's. Trader Joe's, ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, May 25, 7:00 PM

Administration Building, Elizabeth

Union County Freeholders Regular Meeting

Government

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Fri, May 26, 5:00 PM

NosVino, Westfield

Free Tasting: Brews for the Beer-B-Q!

Food & Drink

Sat, May 27, 12:00 PM

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Chess II for Elementary Students

Education

Obituaries

- Apr 11, 2017
Allen Chin, 80, former Mayor and Councilman of Westfield, NJ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, ...
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Westfield Police Blotter: Westfield Resident Charged with Prostitution & More

May 24, 2017

 May 17, 2017 12:43 p.m.

Officers Jackus and O’Holla arrested Maria E. Acosta-Matos, age 33, of Livingston Avenue, North Brunswick, on the strength of Hillside Municipal Court ATS warrant in the amount of $1,000. No 10 percent option pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in area of North Avenue by Charles Street. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released after ...

Imagine Recognizes Talented Young Artists

May 24, 2017

Katie Rao and Alex Fontz of South Plainfield High School received Certificates of Appreciation for their outstanding volunteer contribution of artwork at the new Imagine Center in Mountainside. We will be forever grateful for their talent and unique expression for our memory tree murals that captured exactly what we hoped for to make our space warm, safe, nurturing and imaginative.

U.S. Chamber’s Institute Awards Gene Jannotti of New Jersey the Regent Scholarship

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Gene Jannotti, executive director of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC), has been awarded, for the second year in a row, a Regent Scholarship. Given to professionals across the country, the Regent Scholarships recognize each ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Ariana Grande Concert Explosion in Manchester

May 24, 2017

Whether you are very young, adolescent, teenager or even an adult the music of Ariana Grande has a catchy tune that we can all sing along to. Concerts are supposed to be fun and safe. On May 22 in Manchester, England, at the Ariana Grande concert, an explosion took place that killed 22 and injured 59.  Millions of parents are facing the question of how do I explain this to my ...

Two Dogs Found Together in Westfield

These two dogs were found together on Forest Avenue Monday night. One is a puppy and one is an older dog. No identification. If you know who they belong to, call 908-310-1452, according to the Union County Lost Pets Facebook page.

Remembering our Service Men & Women

As we enjoy our long weekend and time spent with family and friends, it is important during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend to remember those that gave their lives fighting for our country and all the veterans that served our country, as well as the active servicemen and women. These individuals made countless sacrifices in order to protect our nation and our families, and we should keep them ...

Westfield Students & Parents Hear Advice on Healthy Coping Mechanisms

Westfield High School’s auditorium was filled to capacity during two morning sessions on May 15 as students and teachers attended a presentation on fostering skills to create healthy coping mechanisms against stress, bullying behavior, alcohol and other drug use.

“Getting High Naturally,” a positive, science-based approach to substance abuse prevention was the title of the ...

Recent Changes to a Parent's Child Support Obligation

Parents who are either currently going through a divorce or were divorced many years ago often ask “at what point do I no longer have to pay child support for my children?” It surprises some parents to learn that there has been no specific age at which time parents are no longer obligated to pay child support.

Parents who are already divorced should review their settlement ...

Merchant of Venice Makes Memorable Opener at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – “The Merchant of Venice” has plenty to say about prejudice, suspision, money and cruelty.

Yet it has redeeming features as well, with Portia’s “quality of mercy” speech and Shylock’s insistence that Jews are individuals with feelings, thoughts and emotions as much as any other man or woman.  

Director Robert Cuccioli has gathered ...

What's the Impact of Lower Corporate Tax Rates on Small Business and the Economy?

Many of my small business clients ask how they can pay less in income taxes. As their accountant, I hear that all of the time.  I found this interview, which addresses this concern, of particular interest, which comes from Nasdaq CEO, Adena Friedman. 

 

The beginning of the interview talks more about Nasdaq’s blue print and the importance of the capital market are to ...

Teen Missing from Bloomfield Found

May 24, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Jack Fernandez, the Bloomfield teenager who was last seen by his parents on Monday, was located Wednesday.

The Bloomfield Police Department sought assistance in locating the 15-year-old, who  was last seen by his parents on May 22 at 07:15 a.m. He is a student at Bloomfield High School but was absent Wednesday.

Jack is was in possession of his cell phone ...