Sports

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

Westfield vs Plainfield Thanksgiving Day 2012. Credits: Clara Smith

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.

{{ signup_link }}

Sign Up for E-News

“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.   

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Westfield

Roselle Park Cops Say Woman Driving Wrong Way with 3 Kids in Car was Intoxicated

February 21, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Katherine Y. Bracamonte, age 30 of Avenel, NJ, was arrested on Feb. 15, around 11:49 p.m. for endangering the welfare of a minor, driving while intoxicated and traveling the wrong way in the area of W. Westfield Ave. and Faitoute Ave., according to police.

According to Roselle Park Police, Officer Kyle Snyder observed a 2015 Nissan traveling eastbound in the ...

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting Feb. 7

February 10, 2017

 

PERSONNEL

 

Following my recommendation to the Board, the appointment of Dr. Derrick Nelson as Principal of Westfield High School was unanimously approved effective February 8. Dr. Nelson has served admirably as Acting Principal at the High School since August 2016.  During that time, he has demonstrated proven leadership skills while building positive relationships ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, February 21, 3:45 PM

Westfield

Crimson 2nd Advanced Math

Education

Carousel_image_b3957e7b8abcdd0df0f9_tap_building

Tue, February 21, 7:00 PM

Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Town Council Meeting

Community Calendar Government

Wed, February 22, 8:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Purchase Tickets for the Mother Seton Parents' ...

Education Food & Drink

Westfield Police Blotter: Jewelry Reported Stolen in Home Burglary & More

February 15, 2017

February 7, 2017 6:12 p.m.

Officer Jaramillo and Officer Loffredo arrested Andre F. Rebelo, age 23, of Westfield, NJ, on the strength of an outstanding ATS warrant out of the Westfield Municipal Court in the amount of $89 pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of the 700 block of West South Avenue. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department headquarters where he posted the ...

Caring Contact Names Janet Sarkos of Westfield Executive Director

February 21, 2017

Caring Contact, the Westfield-based crisis hotline and listening community, has named Janet Sarkos of Westfield as executive director. She had been serving as interim executive director.

Most recently, Sarkos was the chief operating officer of Chervo USA, an Italian golf clothing brand, and her broader professional experience includes marketing and public relations consulting. She also has ...

Why use a CPA to Prepare your Taxes?

Don't you just love all those commercials we're seeing on TV this time of year? You know, the ones that suggest that getting your taxes in order is as easy as popping some numbers into a tax software program, then click-click-click-done!

Does it make you wonder why CPAs aren't obsolete? That's right, we're not going away anytime soon, because the reality is that taxes can ...

Summit Medical Group Offers Five Things Parents Should Know about the Measles

February 20, 2017

Measles is making headlines again in the new year. An infant who had not been vaccinated and an adult who traveled overseas were recently diagnosed with the highly contagious disease in North Jersey. In 2016, there was not a single case reported in the garden state.

“It is concerning to see a disease that had once been eliminated in the U.S. resurfacing in our area,” ...

The IRS Isn’t Calling

Receiving mail with the IRS listed in the envelope’s upper left corner induces fear in most people. Receiving a phone call with the IRS listed on caller ID is even scarier. Fear can cause you to act before you think—many people fall for criminal scams out of fear. Don’t be one of them.

Bottom line: The IRS does not phone taxpayers or communicate via email. The IRS does not ...

Will President Trump Make Real Estate Great Again?

You would think with Donald Trump’s transition from real estate mogul to President of the United States would make this answer a resounding “yes.”  

According to Allan Glass, founder of ASG Real Estate in Los Angeles, President Trump's presidency will result in fewer business regulations, which allows lenders to be more liberal with underwriting standards, and ...

Holy Trinity School Spotlight - PreK4 and PreK4+

A day in the Holy Trinity School PreK-4 and PreK-4Plus program is always exciting! The PreK -4 year old program at Holy Trinity Mountainside Campus is based on the knowledge that a child’s early years are ones of tremendous development – physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. The curriculum challenges the child to develop through experience with language, mathematics, ...

‘Shipwrecked’ Rollicks Along at Dreamcatcher Theatre

SUMMIT, NJ – You may be in for a high seas adventure if you visit “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself).”

This 90-minute play by Donald Margulies has plenty to keep you entranced. Margulies has won just about every theatre award possible for such plays as “Time Stands Still” and “Dinner with ...

Edison: One Killed, Driver Charged With DWI After Car Hits Tree

February 20, 2017

EDISON, NJ – A 22-year-old township man is dead and another resident is charged with driving while intoxicated following a single-car crash Saturday morning, officials said.

According to police, Mandeep Singh, 21, of Edison was driving on Old Post Road near Preston Street with three people in his car when he veered off the road and hit a tree at 5:03 a.m., Saturday.

One of the ...