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Westfield’s New Interactive Map Shows Which Roads Will be Fixed

Credits: Jackie Lieberman

WESTFIELD, NJ — Summertime means roadwork, and now you can easily see for yourself where in Westfield that work will be. Click here to use the town’s new interactive road improvement map (part of its constantly improving website) that details which 28 Westfield roads will be improved this year and how.

An ordinance allowing for the financing of $2.93 million for capital improvements was approved on second reading July 9 which will allow for various projects to take place over the coming months, especially improvements to Westfield’s roads.

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New York General Consulate of Mexico in Roselle this Week to Help Immigrants Get Documentation Services

May 23, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Representatives from Adelante Alliance New Jersey and the New York General Consulate of Mexico are in Roselle this week to help give immigrants in the tristate area an opportunity to begin procedures to obtain passports, a consular identification cards, birth certificates and dual citizenship.

Immigrants came from as far away as Dover, NJ, on Tuesday Morning to the Roselle ...

Thank You for a Successful Book Sale

May 20, 2017

Thank you from the co-presidents of the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library:

We would like to thank the community for making our 44th annual Spring Book Sale a success. With the help of the Westfield Department of Public Works and the Board of Education, we were able to set up the bookcases and tables needed to display over 30,000 books, CDs and DVD's. Trader Joe's, ...

Obituaries

- Apr 11, 2017
Allen Chin, 80, former Mayor and Councilman of Westfield, NJ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, ...
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Westfield Police Blotter: Damage to Elementary School & More

May 17, 2017

May 8, 2017 11:05 p.m.

A resident in the 100 block of Wyoming Street reports a jewelry theft from their residence on this day. They cannot recall when the last time they observed it in the residence was. The stolen items are described as two two-karat diamond rings valued at $25,000 each, two diamond-studded earrings valued at $2,000 each and two tennis bracelets (white gold ...

Imagine Thanks Mike Bongiovanni

May 23, 2017

Imagine recognized Imagine participant, volunteer, and professional painter Michael P Bongiovanni of Springfield at our Annual Board Meeting for donating his time and talent in getting our new center ready.

“I don’t know what we would have done without Mike," Executive Director Mary Robinson said. "He got us moved in on time.  He painted, ...

Talking to Your Kids About Sex

May 23, 2017

It is often very uncomfortable for parents to begin the process of talking about the birds and the bees with their children. Most parents are not sure what they should tell their children about sex and therefore avoid the topic completely. Having age appropriate talks over the course of many years provides your child with the proper information rather than having them hear it from other children ...

Two Dogs Found Together in Westfield

These two dogs were found together on Forest Avenue Monday night. One is a puppy and one is an older dog. No identification. If you know who they belong to, call 908-310-1452, according to the Union County Lost Pets Facebook page.

Remembering our Service Men & Women

As we enjoy our long weekend and time spent with family and friends, it is important during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend to remember those that gave their lives fighting for our country and all the veterans that served our country, as well as the active servicemen and women. These individuals made countless sacrifices in order to protect our nation and our families, and we should keep them ...

19 Westfield High School Students Awarded Medals in Nationwide French Exam

Westfield High School students earned one platinum, three gold, nine silver and six bronze medals in this year’s Grand Concours – a nationwide test administered by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Over 100,000 elementary and secondary students participate in the contest nationally, with 41 Westfield High School students taking the ...

Recent Changes to a Parent's Child Support Obligation

Parents who are either currently going through a divorce or were divorced many years ago often ask “at what point do I no longer have to pay child support for my children?” It surprises some parents to learn that there has been no specific age at which time parents are no longer obligated to pay child support.

Parents who are already divorced should review their settlement ...

Merchant of Venice Makes Memorable Opener at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – “The Merchant of Venice” has plenty to say about prejudice, suspision, money and cruelty.

Yet it has redeeming features as well, with Portia’s “quality of mercy” speech and Shylock’s insistence that Jews are individuals with feelings, thoughts and emotions as much as any other man or woman.  

Director Robert Cuccioli has gathered ...

What's the Impact of Lower Corporate Tax Rates on Small Business and the Economy?

Many of my small business clients ask how they can pay less in income taxes. As their accountant, I hear that all of the time.  I found this interview, which addresses this concern, of particular interest, which comes from Nasdaq CEO, Adena Friedman. 

 

The beginning of the interview talks more about Nasdaq’s blue print and the importance of the capital market are to ...

Imagine Celebrates their Volunteers and Looks to the Future

Over 100 volunteers and their family and friends filled the new space at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss on April 27 for the fifth annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Dinner, music, coffee and awards were provided to show the volunteers how special and appreciated they are!

The evening was catered by Castle on a Cloud who donated all of the food, desserts and ...

Man Charged in Ronald McDonald Statue Theft

May 22, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A suspect has been arrested in connection with the theft of Ronald McDonald.

The life-size statue of Ronald  sitting on a bench was discovered missing from the McDonald's restaurant on Center Street in Clinton Township last month. The restaurant was undergoing renovations at the time.

Ronald is made of fiberglass and weighs about 250 pounds. He was reunited ...