Westfield Top Stories

September 24, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – If all goes to plan, the estimated month-long closure of Elm Street for a county culvert replacement won’t be a nightmare. Union County is set to begin the second phase of a culvert replacement on Elm Street on Tuesday, with work being done near Orchard Street, town officials ...

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Updated: 5:18 p.m. Former NBA point guard Chris Herren struggled with addiction throughout his career, but has since recovered and is telling his story to audiences throughout the country. Herren, who was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999, then traded to the Boston Celtics a year later, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Mackenzi Higgins and Angela Nazzaro, members of Girl Scout Troop 40861 out of Westfield High School, presented their plan to install bat boxes in the Dunham Avenue Bird Sanctuary to Westfield’s town council recently. The project, which will help the girls earn the Girl Scouts ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The full schedule for AddamsFest has been announced on AddamsFest.com, and it’s jam-packed with events for people of all ages. The town-wide celebration will honor Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creation, "The Addams Family," throughout October all around ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Enclosed in a clear plastic booth, two teens moved frantically to untangle a blue wire and plug the ends into sockets on opposite-sided walls. Avery Avella, 10, and Alice Manzo, 11, secured one side, but it popped out of the socket at the opposite end as they attempted to fit the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Out Run Your Fork Personal Training and Nutritional Counseling recently celebrated its move from Westfield to Space4Fitness, a facility located at 155A South Ave. in Garwood. Out Run Your Fork owner Tony Bianchino calls the facility “3,500 square feet of fun.” The space holds a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Local car lovers enjoyed about 155 cars, Jeeps, trucks and motorcycles at the second annual Westfield Police Benevolent Association Car Show Saturday at the South Avenue train station parking lot.  Adults and children alike viewed a variety of vehicles and enjoyed food from ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ  — Ownership of the second half became second nature for the Westfield football team during the course of three straight undefeated state championship seasons from 2015-2017. And, although the Blue Devils lost their 2018 opener two weeks ago, they seem intent on carrying on the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top stories? Here are the hottest headlines for you to catch up on: Crossing Guard Uninjured After Hit-And-Run Near Edison Intermediate Westfield Tire Shop Fire Ruled Accidental, chief says Westfield Wants to Be NJ’s Most Biz Friendly ...

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Thursday's pedestrian-involved crash is the third such incident to happen at the intersection since 2012. WESTFIELD, NJ – A crossing guard hit by a car near Edison Intermediate School escaped serious injury Thursday morning in what has been a series of pedestrian-involved crashes at the ...

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Updated: 3:06 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ – Thick black smoke billowed from the top of a tire shop on South Avenue early Friday morning, a fire chief said. One firefighter suffered a minor injury while fighting the blaze at Mavis Discount Tire and was treated by the town doctor, Chief David Kelly ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The four-day Westfield International Film Festival kicked off Thursday evening at the James Ward Mansion downtown. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and appetizers provided by Westfield vendors before sitting down to view the first series of short film screenings. “I think it’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Blue Devils quarterback Hank Shapiro led Westfield to a victory against Watchung Hills High School on Friday. “Three touch-down passes. He really managed the game well, and I’m happy with the way he is leading our team this year,” said Jim DeSarno, head football coach at ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Bell-bottoms, skinny jeans, baby jeans and everything in between comprise the denim collected by local high school students with the help of an elementary school PTO in Bergen County. The Westfield High School Green Team, Kids on Block clubs and Park Ridge’s Westridge School PTO ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The uniqueness of the town’s local shops was on display Tuesday as federal officials sought to highlight the benefits of government-backed loans for small business owners. Nabig Sakr and Carmen Cascao, owners N&C Jewelers, have worked in Westfield for 40 years, the past four ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — TAPinto Westfield has hired Matt Kadosh as its managing editor as franchise owner Jackie Lieberman continues in her role as publisher of the hyperlocal news site. Kadosh comes to Westfield from NorthJersey.com and The Record, where he covered local news in Essex County for the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Dough, cheese, sauce, mushrooms, olives and pepperoni are among the ingredients that 10 children, half of them with special needs, used to make individual pies at a local pizza shop earlier this week. The gathering of elementary school-aged youths at Outta Hand Pizza, 311 South ...

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Westfield High School junior Thomas Lupicki and senior Julia Plawker have received the highest score possible on portions of the August 2018 SAT standardized tests, the school district announced.  Lupicki scored an 800 on the chemistry portion of the exam, while Julia received the same perfect ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – After concern over the program’s finances, residents will be able to rid their homes of bulk waste this month through the town's annual program. The municipality announced on Facebook Monday that it has met the minimum number of registrants needed to run the residential bulk ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Union and Essex counties Monday afternoon but the warning expired within an hour when the storm did not materialize as initially expected. The thunderstorm, spotted in Middlesex County at 4:35 p.m. and moving ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – In anticipation of the town's upcoming AddamsFest celebration, the municipality is holding a Halloween home decorating contest. Officials are calling the contest “Haunt Your House." Open to all Westfield residents the contest encourages the public to get in the spooky spirit ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Four Westfield High School seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the program honoring students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in college, the school district announced. Austin Chen, Madeline Reynders, Edward Xing and Zachary ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown Westfield held its first Fall Family Fashion Show on Quimby Sunday, featuring local kids and adults modeling the latest styles available at GAP, The Bar Method, Lord & Taylor, Lucky Brand and The French Martini, with jewelry available at Juxtapose Gallery. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Glistening with sweat, Scotch Plains resident Sharon Artz finished the area YMCA’s 5K run satisfied on Sunday morning, but not because of her placement in the contest. Artz finished 308, but the knowledge that her efforts will benefit the Westfield Area YMCA’s programming for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS — It took the Raiders just three minutes to separate themselves from a Westfield rival the Scotch Plains team hadn't beaten in four years. Corinne Lyght scored on a header off a corner kick three minutes into the game then scored on a breakaway in the 48th minute to lift Scotch ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS — The circumstances were eerily similar to those in play last week.  Again, Westfield took a 2-0 lead against a premier opponent Saturday after two first-half goals that occurred within seconds of each other. And again, Westfield couldn't finish.  Evan Meade scored 30 seconds ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top stories in Westfield? Here are the hottest headlines here for you to catch up on: Westfield Plan to Test Drive Ice Rink gets a Cold Shoulder Detours Ahead as County Road Redo set for Westfield, Scotch Plains Westfield Remembers 9/11 on ...

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WARREN, NJ — For the first time in four years Friday, Westfield was playing after a loss the previous weekend. There were certainly questions as to how the Blue Devils would respond to such adversity, but they didn’t take long to provide an answer: Pretty darn well.  Westfield put up 20 points ...

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