Westfield Week in Review: Ice Rink Gets Go-Ahead, E-Cigarettes Behind School Suspensions & More

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Westfield third-grader Madeline Manger won "Best Narrative - Grammer School" for her film at the Big Dreams Youth Film Festival at the James Ward Mansion. Credits: Big Dreams Youth Film Festival
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WESTFIELD, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Gumbert Park Ice Rink Gets Green Light from Westfield Town Council

Majority of Westfield School Suspensions are Due to E-Cigarette Use, Superintendent Reveals

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Westfield Superintendent, School Board President Address Parents’ Issues with Graduation Location

Eric Lieberman, Westfield Police Detective, Dies at 47

Private Bus Service from Westfield to NYC Launches May 29

Updated Concession Stand at Kehler Stadium Named for Late Westfield Track & Field Coach

Video Shows Woman Ripping Off Tip Jar at YESTERcades, Manager Says

Westfield Police Blotter: Package Stolen from Porch, Shoplifting & More

Big Dreams Youth Film Festival in Westfield Showcases Works by Kids in 3rd-12th Grade

Roadwork to Impact Traffic on Elm St. in Westfield

Boys Tennis: Westfield Beats J.P. Stevens to Win Sectional Title

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Cory Hiltz

Wiffle Ball Tournament in Westfield Friday to Benefit Camp for Kids with Cancer

Westfield 13-Year-Old Organizes Police vs. Firefighters Charity Hockey Tournament

Westfield Baseball League Hosts 15th Annual Memorial Day Charity Baseball Tournament

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Upcoming Events

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Tue, June 19, 7:00 PM

Westfield Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Town Council Meeting

Community Calendar Government

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Tue, June 19, 7:30 PM

BOE Administration Building, Westfield

Regular Meeting of Board of Education of Westfield

Education

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Thu, June 21, 7:30 PM

Mindowaskin Park, Westfield

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Westfield Police Blotter: Tires Slashed on Scotch Plains Ave & More

June 13, 2018

June 6, 2018 3:05 p.m.

A resident of the 200 block of sunset avenue reports being the victim of a fraud. Unknown actor(s) utilized victims credit card to purchase an appliance valued at $1,000.00. Victim did not sustain any monetary loss during this incident. 

June 6, 2018 6:50 a.m.

A resident of the 100 block of Scotch Plains Avenue reports being the victim of a criminal mischief.

Westfield High School Girls Ice Hockey Give Back to Imagine

June 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Girls Ice Hockey Team hosted Yoga on the Green at Shackamaxon Country Club to raise funds to support its third season on June 6.

More than 130 members of the community attended the event. Gina Pachkowski from Alluem Yoga in Cranford lead the group in a yoga class and Marie and Chris Olguin of Space in Westfield followed with singing ...

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Westfield 3rd Graders Receive Top Honors at Mock Trial Competition

Westfield third graders recently received top honors for three mock court cases they presented at the New Jersey Bar Foundation Law Fair.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — More than 100 Healthy U champions and partners from YMCAs and schools from all over the state gathered at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on May 18 to celebrate 10 years of community impact. Healthy U was also formally presented with the 2017 CATCH® Award for Excellence in State Health. 

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Bridgewater Mall Shut Down for 2 Hours After Fight Breaks Out

June 14, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — No injuries have been reported after a fight involving a crowd of people shut down the Bridgewater Commons Mall for two hours Thursday evening.

According to a Nixle alert from the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 9 p.m., the investigation at the mall has been completed, and the mall was resuming normal business operations.

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