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By TAPINTO WESTFIELD STAFFFebruary 23, 2018
WESTFIELD, NJ — Students at Westfield High School are planning a walk out March 14, the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and a day that Women’s March Youth Empower is encouraging students, teachers, parents and allies across the country to walk out of schools in support of new gun control-related legislation.
By DANIELLE SANTOLAFebruary 23, 2018
LIVINGSTON, NJ — Former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Dennis Rodman’s friends say he is “living like a Livingston kid” while he is in town doing an outpatient program for Turning Point Rehab Center.
Livingston native Chris “Vo” Volo, an agent for Prince Marketing Group, has been representing Rodman for seven years and the two quickly became ...
By JILL SIROTYFebruary 22, 2018
WESTFIELD, NJ — Recently honored for 45 years of volunteer service to the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, Marie Keller reminisced about her experience as the first-ever female member of the squad.
In the early 1970s, Keller and her husband, Bill, were raising their three sons and one daughter in Westfield. Keller had always enjoyed helping people and was looking for somewhere to ...
By JOHN MOONEYFebruary 22, 2018
CLARK, NJ – The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader.
State Senator Nick Scutari won with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battle that had become ...
By DANIEL HANFebruary 21, 2018
WESTFIELD, NJ — When he was a freshman, Spencer Weigand ran to stay in shape for soccer tryouts. Now a two-season track captain and one of the best 800m runners in Westfield High School history, the senior finds that the sport has become so much more to him.
“I was training with the cross country team for soccer tryouts and by chance missed it,” said Weigand. “Then I ...
By KATE BROCHUFebruary 21, 2018
WESTFIELD, NJ — Protesters gathered outside of Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office Wednesday to rally for gun law reform and to hold a vigil after the recent Parkland, Florida, school shooting. The Westfield Activist group Westfield 20/20 organizes weekly protests outside of Congressman Lance’s office but, to many, this protest felt different.
By ELIZABETH PARASCANDOLA-CLEEFebruary 21, 2018
CLARK, NJ – Two people have been charged in the Dec. 10, 2017 robbery of the Quick Chek on Westfield Avenue, according to Police Chief Pedro Matos.
Matos said that Detective Sergeant George Marmarou and Detective Alejandro Yanes performed a lengthy investigation that led to the charges.
Tione C. Davis, 35 of 23rd St. and Meshach Whagar, 29 of South 15th St. in ...