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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®

Getting Under My Skin

“What do you think this is?” my husband asked me, pointing to his elbow. “That is your elbow,” I stated matter-of-factly. “No, these red spots,” he ...

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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 Schools Continue to Aid Sandy Victims with Upcoming Rock Concert and More

By PATRICIA HARRIS

January 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ—Efforts to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy continue in the Westfield school community, with the latest being a benefit rock concert to be held Friday, Jan. 25, at Westfield High School. The event is being organized by a team of students, faculty and staff members at the high school who met several months ago to discuss ways to help.

“One of those first ideas was a benefit concert, and it sparked a lot of excitement,” said Alexandra Palatucci, one of the main student organizers.

Through connections in the music industry, organizers reached out to four bands that have deep roots in the Westfield community. They are The Flying Dogs of Jupiter, Static Jacks, Hammond and Transit Radio. The bands were started locally or include graduates or current members of the school system.

“We’ve put a lot of work into the concert, and we’re extremely excited for the finished product,” Palatucci noted.

The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students in middle and high school. All proceeds will go towards relief efforts on the Jersey Shore as well as the high school’s Helping Hands Fund. Donations can be made out to Westfield High School.

Other relief efforts were announced at the Jan. 3 board of education meeting. Attempts to make the recent holidays a little brighter for Sandy victims included:

--On Dec. 18, Roosevelt Intermediate School’s Student Council presented the United Fund of Westfield’s Sandy Relief program with $856 raised for local victims of the storm.

 --Westfield’s High School’s Key Club raised $1,100 through its Stop the Clock fundraiser held at the high school. All the money is targeted for the Westfield United Fund’s Sandy Relief efforts. The club also held its annual craft fair for children, Winter Wonderland, on Dec. 15 with all proceeds going to the local Habitat for Humanity building programs.

--In addition to previous contributions to shore communities, families at Tamaques Elementary School donated dozens of holiday gifts and $750 in gift cards for families in the Atlantic Highlands who have been affected by the disaster.

--Through efforts led by Westfield High and Edison Intermediate schools, the community collected $5,000 worth of gift cards for Jersey Shore families. In addition, another $600 in donations, as well as several boxes of cleaning supplies, was given to a Barrier Island church that had been feeding and caring for hundreds of families for more than two months.

 --“A Jersey Shore Christmas” was organized by a niece of Linda King, the district’s supervisor of fine arts. District administrators, members of the fine arts department and the Westfield High School Choir contributed a total of $6,000 in toys, backpacks, school supplies and gift cards for families in Manahawkin, Seaside, Toms River and Silverton.

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