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Candidate Statements

Thank You to All 3rd Ward Supporters

May 5, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came out this Saturday in support of our literature drop.  It is truly humbling to see so many 3rd Ward Residents come out in support of my re-election this ...

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Letters to the Editor

This is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

May 5, 2015

For Children's Mental Health Awareness Week 2015, Youth & Family Counseling is reminding everyone that Mental Health is essential to overall health. We must treat mental health challenges ...

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Today's Events

Police Blotter

Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft Reported In Westfield

April 29, 2015

April 26, 2015 4:26 p.m. Officers Merritt and Wierzbicki arrested Thomas Macken, age 21, of Scotch Plains for two outstanding criminal arrest warrants ($1,480 total) out of Westfield municipal ...

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Columns

ViaNutrition

Sign up for the 7-Day Whole Foods Cleanse!

To learn more, visit: http://www.vianutritionandhealth.com/products/vianutrition-7-day-whole-food-cleanse/

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Monday with Millicent

More Suggestions for Mother's Day

Dear Fans of ‘Monday With Millicent,’I thank-you for sharing your favorite places to dine.   As Mother’s Day approaches, I’d like to wish each of you special ...

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Experts of H.O.M.E.

Spring Cleaning: Four Must-Do Projects

Spring is the perfect opportunity to take strolls in the park and enjoy outdoor activities. But it's also a great opportunity to clean up the damage caused by the winter season, and prepare ...

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In the Schools

Café Cultural a Grandioso Success for Westfield Fifth Graders

Westfield Public Schools’ Fourth Annual Café Cultural recently held at Westfield High School included more than 400 participants who experienced a taste of different cultures. Fifth ...

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Ince Landscape Construction & Management

Is Your Hardscape Ready for Summer?

The snow is gone, the sun has been shining and giving us warmer days, but have you noticed your patio and hardscape looking a bit worse than you remember in the fall? If you are feeling that ...

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Weltman Home Services

Weltman Home Services Offers Spring Tips for Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Spring has arrived and that means warmer temperatures and the need for a home cooling system check-up. Tapinto spoke with Dan Weltman of Weltman Home Services, located in ...

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Kayla's Creative Art Studio Calendar of Classes

Kayla's Creative Art Studio's May Calendar of Events

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Kayla's Creative Art Studio offers a full calendar of classes throughout the month. Visit www.kaylascreativeartstudio.com for a calendar of events ...

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Westfield Area Y

Westfield Area Y Healthy Kids Day a Success

On Saturday, April 25th at the Westfield Area Y Main Y Facility over 400 people came out for Healthy Kids Day to enjoy an afternoon of free, fun, engaging and creative activities promoting healthy ...

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Point View WealthPoints

Beware the Equity Indexed Annuity

A financial product that allows you to participate in the stock market’s upside, promises you won’t lose money, and gives you income for life—it sounds too good to be true.  ...

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Connecting Commerce and Community

GWACC Spring Fling

It’s that time of year again! Spring has sprung, and it is time for the 21st Annual Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Fling. The event will be held on the streets ...

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Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Get the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift at Evalyn Dunn Gallery

You must stop into Evalyn Dunn Gallery to see their great new gifts that have arrived just in time for Mother's Day. The gallery has expanded their jewelry department to include four new ...

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Flood Causes Route 22 West to Shut Down in Scotch Plains

By SEAN CONKLIN

April 30, 2014 at 7:05 PM

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  - Heavy rains throughout the day have caused the flooding of Green Brook, a typically calm stream that runs next to Route 22. As a result, Route 22 westbound lanes have been closed passed the intersection of Union Avenue and Route 22 near McDonald’s in Scotch Plains.

As of 6:30 p.m., motorists traveling westbound on the interstate highway are being detoured at Union Avenue through Johnston Drive. Heavy traffic should be anticipated in this area.

According to Weather.com, Scotch Plains has already accumulated nearly two inches of estimated precipitation with more rainfall anticipated into the night.  A flood warning is in effect in the area through 10 p.m. tonight.  Further, Weather.com has advised a flood watch through early Thursday afternoon.

Additionally, Route 22 Field (pictured in the gallery) at the corner of Union Ave. & New Providence Rd. is starting to look more like a pond as flooding from the brook has submerged the Little League Field.