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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

Garwood Family Center Y to Host Family Fun Kid Zone at the Garwood Rocks Street Fair

The Westfield Area Y’s Garwood Family Center Y located at 500 East Street in Garwood is pleased to host “KidZone” at the Garwood Rocks Street Fair on Sunday, June 7th from 10:00 ...

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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 Girls Basketball Falls to Union in UCIAC Semifinal, 52-41; Knapp Nets Her 1,000th Point

By MEGHAN PETTIT

February 25, 2014 at 11:08 PM

RAHWAY, NJ — Westfield junior Jackie Knapp scored her 1,000th point in the Union County Tournament girls basketball semifinal game Tuesday evening against Union. Although junior Lillian Scott led the Lady Blue Devils with 17 points and Knapp contributed 13 points to the score, Union defeated Westfield, 52-41.

“We played hard … and that’s all you can ask for. Just keep playing hard on them,” said Westfield head coach Joe Marino. “They all work hard.”

Union took the lead from the start of the game and maintained it until the end, though Westfield applied high pressure and were able to force many turnovers, allowing them to close the spread to a four-point game early in the third quarter.

The fourth quarter began with Union leading, 32-28, and from there the Farmers took off. The gap grew larger as Union pulled away. Westfield reached seven fouls by the middle of the fourth quarter, providing more opportunities for Union to score.

Knapp hit a three in the middle of the fourth to receive the 1,000th point of her high school basketball career.

“It feels great to get to 1,000 points. It’s something I worked towards my whole life,” said Knapp. “However, it’s bittersweet because we lost. I wanted to win.”

Additionally, the Farmers took advantage of the offensive rebounds, adding to the scoreboard and securing their lead.

“The team played hard today, but we didn’t box out well. We gave them a lot of second and third chances, which really hurt us,” said Knapp.

Union will advance to the UCIAC Finals at Kean University Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Westfield looks ahead to play Dickinson in the first round of sectionals at home on March 4 at 7 p.m.