Westfield Week in Review: Apartment Building Opens, Teens’ Shirt Company Takes Off & More

A ribbon cutting was held this week to celebrate the completion of a new 70-unit luxury apartment building at 333 Central Ave. in Westfield. Credits: Jackie Lieberman

WESTFIELD, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Ribbon Cutting Held for Westfield’s New 70-Unit Apartment Building on Central Ave.

Westfield Teens’ Sleeveless Hawaiian Shirt Company Takes Off

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Westfield’s Chief Spirit Officer Announces TAPinto Column, Promotes Businesses & More at Town Council Meeting

Improvements Planned for Westfield’s Traffic Circle

Westfield Police Blotter: Westfield Teen Arrested in Burglary & More

Westfield Men to Play 100 Holes of Golf in One Day for Charity

Watch Westfield High School’s Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony Online

Summer Safety Tips from the Westfield Rescue Squad

Assemblyman Bramnick Urges State Legislature to Solve Affordable Housing Issues

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Union County Daughters of Ireland Raise More Than $3,500 with Cranford Bar Crawl

September 19, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County’s women of Irish descent are coming together to build relationships, network and raise money for young women of Irish heritage.

Two Clark women, Kate Mooney and Lori Connolly, teamed up last April to start the Union County Daughters of Ireland. They were inspired by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a group of which Mooney’s father is a proud ...

It is Time for the Incumbent Mayor to Pass the Torch

September 19, 2017

Dear Editor:

There is a reason why the Westfield primary turn-out was historically high this year. Westfield residents are hungry for change. I, for one, give credit to the incumbent mayor for his accomplishments. After 12 years in office, some are to be expected. Length of service in politics is a double-edged sword; it can lead to complacency. The best thing about this ...

Dawn Mackey: We Have a Strong Consensus and Our Priorities Are Clear

September 19, 2017

Since announcing my candidacy, I'm excited to say I’ve spent nights and weekends knocking on doors so I could learn what matters most to you.

As a 12-year resident of Ward 4, I knew what was important to me and my family. As a candidate, though, I felt it was important to determine if my concerns were in alignment with yours. And what I learned is, overwhelmingly they are and the ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, September 22, 5:00 PM

NosVino, Westfield

Free Oktoberfest Beer Tasting!

Food & Drink

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Fri, September 22, 6:30 PM

The James Ward Mansion , Westfield

5th Annual Rahway Film Festival the The James ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, September 23, 10:00 AM

Allstate - Ron Bansky & Associates , Westfield

Free Car Wash Day at Allstate

Business & Finance

Video: Point View's Petrides Feels Market Has Room to Run as Fed Decision Looms

September 20, 2017

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, appeared live on CNBC discussing the upcoming Fed meeting and its rate hike decision:

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For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and ...

Westfield Police Blotter: DWI Suspect Charged with Assaulting Cop & More

September 13, 2017

September 6, 2017 10:04 p.m.

Officers Johnson and Natale arrested Jeffrey Crayton, age 31, of Piscataway for an outstanding Bridgewater Municipal Court warrant pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was processed and released after posting bail.

 

September 6, 2017 10:56 p.m.

Officers Pollock and Bagan arrested Jared Millien of Plainfield, NJ, age 25, on an active Union ...

Dog Lost in Westfield

Juliet, a boxer, was last spotted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday by the south side firehouse in Westfield on Central Avenue. 

If you see her, please call 908-380-3319.

Free Pass to School Events for Westfield Senior Citizens

The Westfield Public School District is once again providing a senior citizens’ “Golden Pass” to Westfield residents 65 years and older to attend many school-sponsored events for free.  The pass will provide free admission to events that normally collect entrance fees such as Westfield High School musicals, matinee performances of plays and certain concerts.  The pass ...

Westfield Area YMCA Celebrates International Dot Day in Early Learning Programs

The Westfield Area YMCA Early Learning programs recently celebrated International Dot Day.  During this day of creativity, courage and collaboration, all classes began by reading and discussing the book “The Dot.” The classes then participated in a variety of age-appropriate activities including creating art projects with dot paints, paper circles, and other round items.  ...

Op Ed: High Schools Should Teach Students CPR

September 18, 2017

You walked through the halls together. You sat together at lunch. You couldn’t wait to go to college together. But all of it was destroyed by one minute of that day. One minute she was smiling. The next she was on the floor, pale, and lifeless. I couldn’t save her. Everyone gathered around her as she choked, no one knew what to do. I lost my best friend that day because my education ...

Whether You’re Selling Your Home or Want More Peace

Realtors always advise home sellers to eliminate clutter when selling their homes because it makes a remarkable difference. A clutter-free home can look like a new one altogether, and you shouldn’t wait until you sell your home to make it look better. Furthermore, clutter can have adverse effects and cause mental and physical stress. You can take steps to conquer your clutter by breaking ...

Teens Complete Youth Facilitator Training at Imagine

On Saturday, Sept. 9, Imagine held its’ sixth youth facilitator training. Eighteen amazing young people, ages 14 to 18, attended the full day training which sensitizes teen participants to the issue of childhood grief, and prepares the youth to assist with the facilitation of peer-support groups for children who are coping with the death of a parent or a sibling.

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Two Scams You Should Know About

Scam Alert 1: Fake Donations

It's a testament to the generosity of the people in our nation to want to pitch in and help those affected by a catastrophe. As we see all the destruction that Harvey and now Irma are imparting, our hearts go out to these folks, and we want to respond by opening our wallets.

Unfortunately, criminals and scam artists are counting on that generous spirit, too, ...

Saving for Higher Education

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Part 1 – Six Options for Savings

 

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Your children’s education may be the most cost-intensive purchase you ever make. A family of three children that all attend private universities will likely pay close to $1 million for their degrees. No matter your personal financial objectives or your children’s choice of ...

Moving with Your Children Out of State After a Divorce

One of the most contentious issues faced by many divorced parents has always been whether the custodial parent has the right to relocate with the parties’ children out of state. In an increasingly mobile society this has become an issue for many parents. Often custodial parents decide that they cannot continue to reside in New Jersey. They need to explore job opportunities in other states ...

Sam Shepard's 'Simpatico' takes off

Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico” has a forceful workout at McCarter Theatre.

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – If you’re at all familiar with the works of Sam Shepard, you know that he writes about gritty, unforgiving characters in what appear to be hopeless situations.

In “Simpatico,” we learn that Vinnie and Carter are former partners in a race horse ...

Obituaries

Oct 24, 1926 - Aug 14, 2017
Elizabeth H. List, 90, of Westfield and Cape May, NJ, died peacefully surrounded by her family ...
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Boy Scouts’ Sabattis Adventure Camp to Remain Open for Now

September 20, 2017

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ — The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18, in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure. The board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. 

“Patriots’ Path Council’s ...