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Candidate Statements

Wishing Everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July Weekend

July 2, 2015

I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July weekend. Following is a speech I gave when I was first elected to the Westfield Town Council: It is a real honor and privilege for me to ...

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Today's Events

Police Blotter

In Westfield, Car Damaged, Bikes Reported Stolen

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015 1:31 a.m. Officers McCarthy and Martinez arrested Zenasia Bowers, age 20, of Elizabeth subsequent to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Mountain Avenue and Kimball Avenue on an ...

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Columns

In the Schools

Westfield High School Community Service Club Helps Those in Need

Capping off their year round efforts to serve those in need, the Westfield High School Community Service Club’s activities included serving meals to individuals in need in Lower Manhattan ...

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Lindabury Legal Corner

Lindabury Expands Corporate Group with Addition of Chemical Industry General Counsel

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper is pleased to announce the addition of the firm’s newest partner Michelle M. Monte. To read more, click here.

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Lost in Suburbia®

The Eyebrows Have it

“Can I ask you a question? Who does your eyebrows?” I turned and looked at the woman in the aisle at the makeup store who was peering intently at my eyebrows. “Um, I’m ...

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JCC NEWS

Camp Yachad is in Full Swing

Summer 2015 is here, and Camp Yachad is in full swing. We had an exciting first day.  Our brand new zero-entry pool is open and our youngest campers had a great time splashing around in ...

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The Floor Plan

Indoor Comfort, Outdoor Living

It's that time of year. The time when we get to expand our living spaces and spend more time outdoors. When you're looking to decorate an outdoor space, you want to have all the comforts of ...

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ViaNutrition

What is the Difference Between Infrared and Traditional Saunas?

I love, love, love the infrared sauna. It is so peaceful and makes you feel shut off for a half an hour. The benefits of that alone are brilliant. The benefits are far-reaching for your well-being ...

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Experts of H.O.M.E.

Tips for Backyard Entertaining

Summer is in full swing. Is your home ready for entertaining? It’s time to enjoy your home, inside and out. Here are some of our favorite hacks for backyard fun this summer. To chill ...

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Monday with Millicent

The Belmont Tavern & Restaurant

I can’t remember the last time I was at The Belmont Tavern, but it had to be years ago. On a recent Friday evening, we arrived about 7 p.m., to enjoy dinner. Feeling rather smug that we ...

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Personal Fitness: In the Studio

What is Personal Training? First in a 4-Part Series

After the brutal winter we had this year - which was almost immediately followed by mid-summer-esque temperatures - we weren't left with much spring time to gradually shed off our heavy winter ...

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Westfield Area Y

Westfield Area Y's Summer Enrichment Class Makes Camouflage Hats for Wild Animal Day

The Westfield Area Y’s Summer Enrichment Class at the Robert & Virginia Bauer Branch located at 422 East Broad Street in Westfield recently made a special project for Wild Animal Day. The ...

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Point View WealthPoints

Take Advantage of the Greek Tragedy

Concerns of a Greece banking failure and an exit from the European Union have dominated the news headlines once again, and have helped take the global financial markets on a roller coaster ride.

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The Academic Coach

The Summer Plan

The 2014-2015 Academic year is done! Now families can take a deep breath, celebrate successes, and enjoy some free time. But there is one last thing to do and we can help. Chyten Millburn ...

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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.

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