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Westfield Students Honor MLK in Essays, Poetry and Art

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Westfield once again invited students in the community to enter the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. essay, poetry and art contest. The theme for 2013 was the Power of Unity.  The winners of the contest include:

Intermediate Schools
 

Essays

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1st Place: Sara Israel, 8th Grade, Edison

2nd Place: Tomas Rios, 7th Grade, Edison

3rd Place: Olivia Hamilton, 8th Grade Edison

Honorable Mention: Sophia DiIorio, 8th Grade, Holy Trinity
 

Poetry

1st Place: Emily Holtzman, 8th Grade, Edison

Grace Venezia, 8th Grade, Edison

2nd Place: Zoe Rader, 8th Grade, Roosevelt

3rd Place: Michelle Ferrer, 8th Grade, Holy Trinity

Honorable Mention: Erica Cheung, 8th Grade, Edison

Chloe Gordner, 8th Grade, Edison

Ryan Moore, 8th Grade, Edison

Cindy Qiang 8th Grade Edison

Cameron Scalera, 8th Grade, Edison
 

Art

1st Place: Catie Gerlitz, 7th Grade, Holy Trinity

2nd Place: Kyle Dombroski, 8th Grade, Roosevelt

3rd Place: Jenny Boan, 7th Grade, Roosevelt

Honorable Mention: Kristen Cavallo, 8th Grade, Holy Trinity

Nathaneal Papachristos, 8th Grade, Holy Trinity

Cindy Qiang, 8th Grade, Edison
 

Elementary Schools
 

Essays
1st Place: Ashley Klein, 5th Grade, Jefferson

2nd Place: Stamati Angelides, 5th Grade, Wilson

3rd Place: Alex Weinberg, 5th Grade, Jefferson

Honorable Mention: Luke Barry, 4th Grade, Jefferson

Zachary Rever, 5th Grade, Jefferson

Sophia Rossetti, 4th Grade, Franklin
 

Poetry

1st Place: Jack Sumas, 4th Grade, Franklin

2nd Place: Michael Catania, 5th Grade, Wilson

3rd Place: Isabella Sutton, 4th Grade, Washington

Honorable Mention: Colin Guinane, 3rd Grade, Tamaques;

Gillian Strout, 3rd Grade, Tamaques; and

Rebecca Whang, 5th Grade, Franklin
 

Art

1st Place: Isabelle Gauthier, 3th Grade, Tamaques

2nd Place: Macey Cullen, 4th Grade, Washington

3rd Place: Dustin Paden, 5th Grade, Franklin

3rd Place: Rachel Saxon, 5th Grade, Franklin

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NJ Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Jerry Green May 7

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy issued an executive order on Monday for New Jersey flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on the day of the upcoming General Assembly session, scheduled for May 7, in memory of Assemblyman Jerry Green, former chair of the Union County Democratic Committee, who died last week.

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2018 Municipal Budget is on Collision Course with Principles of Financial Soundness & Stability

April 18, 2018

Having chaired the town council’s finance committee in the recent past, I appreciate the hard work that goes into developing a municipal budget for a town as large and dynamic as Westfield. But as I have expressed publicly and also to the mayor and my council colleagues, I do not support the adoption of Westfield’s 2018 municipal budget. Although the budget contains much that I ...

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Westfield Police Blotter: Residence Burglarized & More

April 18, 2018

April 11, 2018 10:23 a.m.

Raymond Rodgers, 56, of Westfield, NJ was arrested in the area of E. Broad Street. Rodgers was arrested pursuant to an unrelated traffic investigation. Rogers was transported to Westfield Police HQ without incident. At WPD HQ, Rodgers was processed and released after posting the full bail amount ($250). Rodgers was arrested on the strength of an outstanding Westfield ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Says Oil Price Hysteria Unwarranted, Talks Tech

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Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on BNN Bloomberg discussing stocks with oil near $70 per barrel and major Tech earnings this week:

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Sometimes you forget and don’t realize your home provides so much to your life. It brings along with it your dreams of the future, shelter to you and your family, a way to provide a better lifestyle, a better commute, a neighborhood, schools, community involvement and recreational facilities. But it also provides a way to save for the future. It does this by allowing you to build your ...

Westfield Community Thanks Crossing Guards for Valuable Service

Bob Lewis has been helping students safely cross the street at the corner of St. Mark’s Avenue and Sherman Street in Westfield for the past 22 years.

“I’m a fixture,” said Lewis, a crossing guard at Washington School who turns 90 years old in August.

“Whenever he is absent, students, parents and staff want to know ‘Where is Bob?’” ...

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This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

To those of us in Jewish education, it is a continuing source of disappointment that so many Jews still believe the kosher laws to be outdated.

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‘A Sad Day for Paterson’ as Police Officer Loses Life in Car Crash

April 23, 2018

PATERSON, NJ — On what Paterson Superior Officers Association President Mason Maher called “a sad day for Paterson,” a city police officer lost his life on Sunday after he was involved in a motor vehicle collision while on duty.

Several sources familiar with Sunday’s tragic accident have identified the fallen officer as Tamby Yagan, a 13-year veteran of the ...