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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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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

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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Westfield Area Y

Westfield Area Y Offers Cool Classes This Summer

The Westfield Area Y Summer Session runs June 21 – August 29. Registration for Gold and Silver individual and family members begins Thursday, June 4. Members can register online. Open ...

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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

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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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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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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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Westfield Neighborhood Council Offers Karate for Kids of All Abilities and More

By MILLICENT K. BRODY

April 10, 2014 at 12:01 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Neighborhood Council, a non-profit organization headquarted at 127 Cacciola Place, has been organizing more programs to serve and better the community, according to Program Coordinator Tamiko McDaniel.

The council’s recent activities include recreational trips, programs for children, fundraising events and health seminars and screenings for seniors.

“The Westfield Neighbohood Council is a private, non-profit community-based social service organization whose mission is to empower all members, children, youth and adults of the community through quality education and direct, hands-on outreach, as people strive with pride to reach their full human potential,” said Vice President Mary Withers, who has been actively involved in the program for many years.

On April 18, the council will launch “Self Defense, Karate and Safety Awareness” for kids that will run on Friday nights from April 18 to June 13.

Young people ages 5 to 21 with special needs can sign up for a class that runs from 5 p.m. until 5:40 p.m. Regular classes for children ages 5 to 16 will take place those evenings, as well.

To register your child, bring a $10 registration fee to the Neighborhood Council. Lessons cost $8 per student per class.

“Because I am a totally involved and concerned parent, I always want the best for my autistic son who, thankfully, is now seven years old,” said McDaniel. “I am filled with hope that our community will have a greater interest in promoting programs to benefit all special needs children. As a parent of a special needs child, I am looking forward to the day that I can easily take my son to a place where he will be able to participate with children his own age and social ability. Our goal is to always keep our boys and girls active and socially involved.”

“The Westfield Neighborhood Council is tax exempt and contributions are tax-deductible by federal and state law,” noted President Harold A. Cohen. “Visitors are always welcome. We always encourage folks to come and see what we have accomplished.”

For more information, call Withers at 908-616-9172.