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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

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

SAVE SAVE SAVE! Call Weltman Home Services at 888 935 8626    

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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 vs. Plainfield Voted Best Football Rivalry in NJ in USA TODAY Competition

By JACKIE LIEBERMAN

November 27, 2013 at 5:19 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield and Plainfield have won the spot for Best High School Football Rivalry in New Jersey in contest being run by USA TODAY. The two local teams beat out competing teams by a landslide, with 50 percent of the vote in NJ—23,212. It was the second-highest vote total in the United States, according to Westfield Athletic Director Sandra Mamary.

The 51 state winners (including rivals from Washington, D.C.) will now advance to one of eight regionals. The winners of the eight regions, along with two wild cards, will move onto a final round of 10.

The winner will receive $5,000 to be split evenly between the two schools, with other cash prizes to be awarded to all of the national finalists.

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“This is a storied tradition with the Plainfield Cardinals and Westfield Blue Devils playing football for over 100 years on Thanksgiving Day,” Mamary told The Alternative Press. “There are thousands of fans every year at the game, generations in attendance.”

Westfield will play Plainfield on Thanksgiving this year at 11 a.m at Kehler Stadium.

Voting for round two in the contest begins on Monday, Dec. 2. For more information and to vote, click here.