Westfield Top Stories

March 24, 2019

GARWOOD, NJ — Some traffic signals on North Avenue are not working Sunday evening due to a power failure that is affecting parts of Westfield and Garwood. Traffic signals were not working at North Avenue at Walnut Street and North Avenue at Cedar Street, Garwood Police advised in a Nixle alert ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Outta Hand Pizza took first place at the Westfield Area YMCA’s 4th Annual Pizza Palooza Sunday, edging out previous champion Buona Pizza, which this year took home second. Gennaro’s came in third. Votes were cast by more than 250 people of all ages who came to the YMCA to taste ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — There’s plenty of giving back going on in this town. Jersey Mike’s has a benefit set for Wednesday. Outta Hand Pizza continues its outreach to veterans. And the Westfield Area YMCA hosts its 4th Annual Pizza Palooza Sunday, benefitting its support campaign to help those needing ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With the help of his customers, the owner of Outta Hand Pizza donated 40 meals to Valley Brook Village in Lyons, a supportive housing community for homeless veterans, earlier this week. Burim Regjaj drove the pizza, hot sandwiches, salads and appetizers to the facility and stayed ...

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Whether it’s a Chipotle Cheese Steak (#43), Original Italian (#13) or any other one of your favorite Jersey Mike’s sandwiches, the shop will give 100% of proceeds from your order to a local charity of its choosing this Wednesday, March 27, during the company’s annual Day of Giving. Each of the ...

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More Master Plan Workshops are set for Public to Give Input on Westfield's Future Development. WESTFIELD, NJ — If the town could use a parking deck was one among many questions residents discussed at a workshop on Thursday — the first in a series where the municipality is gathering input as it ...

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Daily passes to Westfield Memorial Pool will cost non-members 60 percent more this year. WESTFIELD, NJ — Existing members of the Westfield Memorial Pool can get a jump on the swimming season by registering early online. The pool will start the season with 160 new lounge chairs and free ...

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‘Monster Power Line’ Project on Hold as Public Protests WESTFIELD, NJ — Who knew what and when has emerged as a concern in a statewide upgrade of electrical lines slated for residential areas of the town. With local opposition to the taller poles and more powerful lines growing, both Mayor ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — New Jersey’s annual school performance reports show that Westfield’s public schools are meeting and exceeding many state benchmarks. Recently released School Performance Reports for the 2017-2018 academic year show that all Westfield schools either met or exceeded state ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Veteran radio traffic reporter and longtime Westfield resident Joe Nolan returned to Holy Trinity School to cut the ribbon at the new gym on Wednesday, March 20, and shared stories of his experience with current students. Nolan, a member of the high school class of 1976, the last ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School senior recently threw a 16.01-pound metal ball 39 feet, 10.5 inches. Erica Lawrence is this week's Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week. Lawrence finished fourth in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions in shot put competition, marking ...

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Authorities say the Linden Man hid the car used in the incident at an auto body shop in Westfield. LINDEN, NJ – A city man is in custody and charged with multiple crimes in connection with the Jan. 20 hit-and-run death of a Fanwood woman, authorities said. Ibn Collins, 39, is charged with ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Green Team plans to engage, educate, inform and entertain the public with an array of activities as Earth Day approaches. The slate of upcoming events the local Green Team is holding includes film screenings, a massive spring cleaning, a free swap and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Nine Westfield High School juniors earned perfect scores on sections of the February ACT, bringing to 13 the number of Westfield students scoring a perfect 36 on portions of the February ACT, the school district announced.  Students who earned a perfect score on the ACTs include ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, an employment attorney based in town, has been chosen for the sixth year in a row to receive the honor of Employment Litigation: Plaintiff by Super Lawyers Magazine. Each year, no more than 5 percent of New Jersey lawyers receive inclusion into this ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – More than 100 people from Westfield and surrounding areas gathered for a candlelight vigil in support of the Muslim community Tuesday night, following Friday’s attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which killed 50 people. The vigil, held at the MLK monument on the ...

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What follows is the first in a series of profiles on the 12 people inducted into the Westfield Historical Society's 2019 Hall of Fame. WESTFIELD, NJ – George Melloan and his late wife, Jody, were prolific writers throughout their careers but with the couple’s entry into the Westfield Historical ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An empty storefront on Elm Street will be transformed into a police station for the pilot of an NBC television show Thursday, town officials said. The cast and crew for the show “Emergence” will be filming in the downtown from 2 p.m. Thursday until 2 a.m. Friday, the Downtown ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Following the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last week that left at least 50 people dead, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Westfield is planning a vigil Tuesday evening to show support for Muslims. “The fight against Islamophobia is a part of our ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Think you know who makes the best pizza in town? Put your favorites to the test and give some new places a try at the Westfield Area YMCA’s 4th Annual Pizza Palooza on Sunday. “Pizza Palooza is a great family-fun way to support the Y’s financial assistance program,” said Sharon ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Veteran radio traffic reporter and former Westfield resident Joe Nolan will return to Holy Trinity School Wednesday afternoon to cut the ceremonial ribbon at the school's new gym. Nolan was a graduate of the former Holy Trinity High School in Westfield and later honed his ...

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Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging.  It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Four Westfield High School students earned perfect scores on sections of the February 2019 ACT, the district announced this week. The standardized test is widely used for college admission criteria. Pictured here with Westfield High School Assistant Principal James DeSarno are ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A project to put taller poles and more powerful electric lines in parts of the town is on hold, for now. A priest, who once worked in Westfield and was later credibly accused of sex abuse, was shot dead. Groupon has given refunds to customers, who bought deals for a shuttered ...

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UPDATE: PSE&G’s First Talks with Westfield About Power Pole Project Lacked Detail, Officials Say WESTFIELD, NJ – Faced with a throng of residents fearful of a public utility’s plan to install taller power poles and increase the voltage in some of its electrical lines through residential ...

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Updated at 6:05 p.m. March 15 Tiller Tabbed Acting Fire Chief WESTFIELD, NJ – He started as a volunteer with the Westfield Fire Department in 1988, joined the paid fire service two years after and later rose to the rank of chief. After 26 years with the paid fire service, Chief David Kelly ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Residents hailed the Planning Board’s December denial of a proposal to subdivide a property of just over half-an-acre on New England Drive, but now the board and the municipality itself are being sued for that denial. Approving the subdivision would have been a first step toward ...

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GENEVA, NY — Chris Aslanian, a 2014 graduate of Westfield High School, has been selected in the second round of the 2019 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft by the Denver Outlaws. But before Aslanian decides to sign a contract with the Outlaws to play professionally, he's got some unfinished ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The owner of the average home in town paid $2,725.32 in municipal taxes in 2018, and the town government has proposed not hiking those taxes this year, in advance of property owners getting their first tax bills following a major adjustment of assessed home values. The spending ...

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A public hearing for the school spending plan is set for April 30. WESTFIELD, NJ – The Board of Education has introduced a spending plan that hikes the tax levy by 2.8 percent using permitted exceptions to the state’s levy cap and funding new hires for the school district, including a ...

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