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  • Michael Bielen Running for BOE, Hosting Community-Wide Facebook Chat on Education on Oct. 9

    By Michael Bielen
    October 5, 2016

    My name is Michael Bielen and I am running for a seat on the Westfield Board of Education on Nov. 8. When I ran in 2014, I came up a few votes short during the election, however, my interest in ...

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Rain Doesn’t Stop 2016 Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk

October 24, 2016

CRANFORD, NJ - Rain did not stop the crowd who came out to walk and support the 2016 Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk on Saturday morning at Nomahegan Park in Cranford. 

Families, friends and even a few dogs walked in support of drug prevention and New Jersey’s first public recovery high school. The Raymond Lesniak Recovery High School and Prevention Links are working to expand their ...

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting on Oct. 18

October 24, 2016


The Board of Education congratulated five Westfield High School seniors who were named 2017 National Merit Semi-Finalists.  Board President Gretchan Ohlig summarized many of their accomplishments following the presentation of certificates to Soo Min Chung, Olivia C. Hamilton, Michael J. Hauge, Amy S. Liang, and Nicholas A. Youssef.  ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, October 25, 2:00 PM


Blood Drive

Health & Wellness

Tue, October 25, 7:00 PM

Stage House Tavern, Scotch Plains

Junior League Elizabeth-Plainfield New Member ...

Giving Back Other

Wed, October 26, 3:30 PM


Demo Class 8th Grader Math Algebra I


Two Bikes Reported Stolen at Westfield High School, Leafblower Stolen from Norgate Road & More

October 19, 2016

October 12, 2016 9:35 p.m.

Officer Bagan and Detective Bruno arrested Alexis Purnell, age 28, of Philadelphia, PA, for possession of a controlled dangerous substance under 50 grams, possession of anti-shoplifting device and hindering apprehension pursuant to an investigation in the 600 block of W. North Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters where she was processed and released with a ...

Kids Can Now Learn and Play with iPads at Westfield Memorial Library

October 24, 2016

With the monies that the Westfield Memorial Library was recently awarded through the 2016 Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Library Grant, the Youth Services Department has purchased a Krayon Kiosk and Fable Learning, an e-book service for children.

The Krayon Kiosk is an interactive education and gaming station for children 2 to 8 years old. Brightly colored and resembling a ...

Pass me a Flagel with Cream Cheese, Please

“Ummm, this is good,” said my husband with a mouthful of food. “What is it?”

I looked up from the kitchen sink where I was doing dishes.  “It’s a cronut.”

“A what?”

“A cronut.  It’s part croissant part doughnut.”

He looked at me like I had two heads.

“I was actually going to get some duffins, ...

In Your Community

Community Discussion on "Being Mortal"

Together, Kent Place School and Overlook Medical Center invite the community to a free film screening of the PBS Frontline film, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” on Tuesday, October 25 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  The screening will be followed by a discussion with Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, a professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public ...

Westfield Area YMCA to Host Dance Party for 5th Graders

The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to announce that dance parties for 5th graders have begun! The next dance party will have a Sports theme and is being held for all 5th graders within our community on Friday, November 4th at the Bauer Branch, 422 East Broad Street in Westfield from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. 

Wear some gear from your favorite pro, college or local ...

Westfield Senior Named National Hispanic Scholar

Natalia Zeller MacLean, a Westfield High School senior, has been named a National Hispanic Scholar by the College Board, based on her PSAT test scores last year.  About 5,000 (the top 2 percent) of the roughly 250,000 Hispanic students who take the test receive the award.  

Natalia, who is of Bolivian heritage and bilingual, is also among the Westfield High School students named ...

Dog Lost Seen on Route 22

UPDATE: Reunited with owner!

ORIGINAL POST: Lost dog in Scotch Plains / Westfield area. Last seen On Rt 22 Eastbound side between Glenside Avenue and Lawrence Avenue 4 pm Wednesday. Wearing a collar with his name, Cody, on it.  Please call 732-261-8942 if you see him. 

Renovations for Adding Home Value

Everybody wants the most money possible for their home when it comes time to sell, and buyers in today’s market want an updated, move-in ready home. In order to get what you want, or need, out of your home, you may have to do some updates before moving. But how do you know which renovations to tackle and which ones might be better left for the next owners? Let’s take a look at some of ...

Child Support – How New Jersey Courts Calculate and Modify Support Obligations

In New Jersey, child-support is defined as a financial payment from one parent to the other to provide for the needs of their child or children.   Child support is the right of every child and neither spouse can waive this responsibility.  All parents regardless of their marital status have an obligation to support their children until they are deemed emancipated.

In most ...

The Mask You Live In Screening

On Oct. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss and the First United Methodist Church of Westfield present a screening and discussion of the documentary “The Mask You Live In.”

“The Mask You Live In” is a documentary that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow ...

Is There a Conspiracy to Stick Nails in Tires?

Here’s the Sitch …

A customer recently brings her tire to a dealership for repair after finding a nail lodged into the rubber. She gets that it’s her fault and the Service Tech Dude fixes the tire. Three weeks later, the customer returns, this time waiving her hands wildly, wondering why the “check tire pressure light” had come on, forcing her to return to the ...

‘Mama’s Boy’ Explores the Life of Lee Harvey Oswald

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Despite the Warren Commission, an Oliver Stone movie and various speculations, in the long run it seems that Lee Harvey Oswald acted on his own in assassinating President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. But Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby before his motives could be explored.

Rob Urbinati’s play, now at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, delves into the ...

GWACC Hosts a Panel Discussion with Legislators, Business Advocacy Leaders and Tax Experts on How to Make Business in NJ More Affordable

Business professionals, small business owners, and non-profit organizations are encouraged to register for the panel discussion, “How to Make Business in NJ More Affordable” on Monday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 pm at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, NJ. The event is sponsored by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC).

Westfield Mayor Andy ...

Sixth Grade Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Experiment in Science Class

October 24, 2016

EDISON, NJ — Sydney Racine of Piscataway and David Ezra Flatau Jones of Scotch Plains, sixth grade students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, work on a unit of metric measurements in science class. The students felt like "real scientists" using graduated cylinders and pipettes to measure out a rainbow of colored water in test tubes.

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