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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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Video: Firefighters Extinguish Plainfield House Fire

June 27, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ —  A fire broke out at a wood frame two-story home on East 7th Street between Leland Avenue and Marshall Place around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

In addition to Plainfield, fire services from neighboring towns were on hand, including South Plainfield, North Plainfield, Cranford and Westfield.

A neighbor who didn't want to give her name said she heard what sounded ...

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting June 20, 2017

June 22, 2017

RECOGNITION OF ACADEMICS, ATHLETICS & PERFORMING ARTS 
 

Board President, Gretchan Ohlig, on behalf of the entire Board of Education, presented certificates of congratulations to the following students and adults:

 

Odyssey of the Mind teams, who applied their ingenuity to solve a variety of problems in an educational ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, June 28, 12:30 PM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

Benefits of Being 'Chill'

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Thu, June 29, 6:15 PM

Rialto Theater, Westfield

'Wonder Woman' Private Screening at Rialto ...

Arts & Entertainment

Wine Cocktail Pride

June 27, 2017

Most wine snobs experts agree that there are only a handful of very specific times which one may open a bottle of wine and mix its contents with… well, anything. Super-traditional winemakers might wince at the idea that the literal fruits of their labor might be tainted with foreign flavoring, where more modern folks don’t care how you're drinking their wine — as long as ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Drug-Related Arrests, Shoplifting & More

June 21, 2017

June 15, 2017 1:46 a.m.

Jasper Moss, age 26, of Plainfield, NJ, was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Westfield Municipal Court in the amount of $500. Subject was processed and unable to post bail and placed in cell #3.

 

June 13, 2017 3:39 p.m.

The following subjects were arrested for possession of controlled dangerous substances and ...

Westfield High School’s Student Newspaper Earns National Awards

Hi’s Eye, Westfield High's School’s independent, student-run newspaper, has earned First Place Special Merit and Most Outstanding High School Weekly Newspaper from the American Scholastic Press Association. In addition, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded Hi's Eye a silver medalist certificate, and the National Scholastic Press Association ...

Summer Water Safety Tips from the Westfield Area YMCA

Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages 5-14. Summer is a great time for parents to ensure their children are equipped with essential water safety skills. The Westfield Area YMCA offers swim lessons all summer long and in 2-week sessions.

Remember these tips to ensure the water is an enjoyable and safe place to be:

1.       Never ...

Who Would Hit an Owl?

June 26, 2017

Glenn Moore was at the wheel heading from Westfield to Freehold with his mom, Dayle, and his kids Gabe, 17, and Jessica, 11, who was set to appear in a dance program that evening at a local church.  It was around 5p.m. when something hit the car with a “thud,” startling him and the rest of his family.    

“I immediately turned my car around to see what it ...

5 Hot Tips To Help You Keep Your Cool If You’re Moving This Summer

Ah yes, it’s summertime and the living is easy, unless, of course, you’re moving! Moving can be stressful during any season but add heat and humidity to the mix and tasks can become more formidable — even cool cucumbers can feel fried. 

Here are tips to help you keep your cool if you’re moving this summer.

Secure a Mover

As soon as you can, schedule an ...

Pregnant Cat Missing from Westfield Home

UPDATE: Lyalya is back home!

ORIGINAL POST: Please help us find our beloved kitty Lyalya! She got lost on South Chestnut Street. She is pregnant and probably lost because she is indoor cat. She responses to the shaking of bag or box with treats. Contact me anytime at 718-219-3066 with information.

Money Mistakes made by Milennials

Millennials have grown up in a time of economic uncertainty. Are you financially prepared for job loss, illness or other emergencies that could have an impact on your financial life? 

It's natural to have uncertainties when it comes to money, especially when you're young, but how are millennials doing with financial management? Most of this group, born roughly between 1981 and ...

Obituaries

God has called home our Mom, the beautiful Rita Ward. (nee O’Donnell) Known in the Town of ...
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Cyclist Dies After Riding Off Cliff in Cedar Grove

June 26, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ  – The Essex Sheriff's Department has confirmed that a 49-year old man was killed when he lost control of his mountain bike and fell approximately 20 feet off of a rocky ledge in Mills Reservation on the Cedar Grove/Montclair border. His body was recovered at approximately 11:25 a.m. on Monday.

The victim was a resident of Wayne and had been riding with ...