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Candidate Statements

Wishing Everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July Weekend

July 2, 2015

I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July weekend. Following is a speech I gave when I was first elected to the Westfield Town Council: It is a real honor and privilege for me to ...

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Today's Events

Police Blotter

In Westfield, Car Damaged, Bikes Reported Stolen

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015 1:31 a.m. Officers McCarthy and Martinez arrested Zenasia Bowers, age 20, of Elizabeth subsequent to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Mountain Avenue and Kimball Avenue on an ...

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Columns

In the Schools

Westfield Grad Earns Gold Medal in National Latin Exam

Westfield High School recent graduate Jameson Maher earned a gold medal on the National Latin Exam for four consecutive years, it was announced by the University of Mary Washington, which administers ...

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Lost in Suburbia®

Getting Under My Skin

“What do you think this is?” my husband asked me, pointing to his elbow. “That is your elbow,” I stated matter-of-factly. “No, these red spots,” he ...

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JCC NEWS

Camp Yachad is in Full Swing

Summer 2015 is here, and Camp Yachad is in full swing. We had an exciting first day.  Our brand new zero-entry pool is open and our youngest campers had a great time splashing around in ...

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The Floor Plan

Indoor Comfort, Outdoor Living

It's that time of year. The time when we get to expand our living spaces and spend more time outdoors. When you're looking to decorate an outdoor space, you want to have all the comforts of ...

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ViaNutrition

What is the Difference Between Infrared and Traditional Saunas?

I love, love, love the infrared sauna. It is so peaceful and makes you feel shut off for a half an hour. The benefits of that alone are brilliant. The benefits are far-reaching for your well-being ...

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Experts of H.O.M.E.

Tips for Backyard Entertaining

Summer is in full swing. Is your home ready for entertaining? It’s time to enjoy your home, inside and out. Here are some of our favorite hacks for backyard fun this summer. To chill ...

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Monday with Millicent

Westfield Art Association (WAA) Members Exhibit Artwork at Mulberry House in Westfield

Come View the Exhibit and Stay for Lunch or Dinner Westfield, New Jersey, is buzzing about the first in a series of exhibitions that will be presented by Members of the Westfield Art Association ...

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Personal Fitness: In the Studio

What is Personal Training? First in a 4-Part Series

After the brutal winter we had this year - which was almost immediately followed by mid-summer-esque temperatures - we weren't left with much spring time to gradually shed off our heavy winter ...

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Lindabury Legal Corner

Shareholder and COO of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper Named Chairman of LEGUS Law Advisory Board

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper is proud to announce that shareholder William R. Watkins has been named Chairman of the Advisory Board of LEGUS. To read about it, click here.   ...

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Westfield Area Y

Westfield Area Y's Summer Enrichment Class Makes Camouflage Hats for Wild Animal Day

The Westfield Area Y’s Summer Enrichment Class at the Robert & Virginia Bauer Branch located at 422 East Broad Street in Westfield recently made a special project for Wild Animal Day. The ...

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Point View WealthPoints

Take Advantage of the Greek Tragedy

Concerns of a Greece banking failure and an exit from the European Union have dominated the news headlines once again, and have helped take the global financial markets on a roller coaster ride.

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The Academic Coach

The Summer Plan

The 2014-2015 Academic year is done! Now families can take a deep breath, celebrate successes, and enjoy some free time. But there is one last thing to do and we can help. Chyten Millburn ...

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Multiple Burglaries in Westfield and 'Road Rage' Incident

By THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS STAFF

October 17, 2013 at 3:48 PM

October 9, 2013 9:54 a.m.

An incident was reported in the 200 block of W. North Avenue of fraudulent checks. An individual passed a check totaling $1,890.00 for merchandise knowing the funds were insufficient.

October 9, 2013 1:30 p.m.

An incident of fraud was reported in the 500 block of Westfield Avenue. An individual attempted to obtain prescription medications by creating a false authorization.

October 9, 2013 5:58 p.m.

An incident was reported in the 200 block of E. Broad Street of fraudulent checks. An individual passed a check totaling $1,950.00 for merchandise knowing the funds were insufficient.

October 9, 2013 9:18 p.m.

Christopher Ford, 45, of East Orange was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Harrison Municipal Court in the amount of $200.00 pursuant to a call of a suspicious person in the area of the Southside Train Station. Mr. Ford was transported to Headquarters and processed. It was discovered that Mr. Ford had two other outstanding warrants out of Newark Municipal Court ($5,050.00) and Trenton Municipal Court ($2,500.00). Mr. Ford was subsequently released on his own recognizance on all warrants.

October 10, 2013 10:05 a.m.

In the 20 block of E. Broad Street, a commercial business was the victim of a burglary. Entry was made by way of a back door being pried open and approximately $1,400.00 in cash was removed. No suspect(s) at this time.

October 11, 2013 12:02 a.m.

Terrance T. Clemens, 38, of East Orange was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of South Avenue in Garwood Township. Clemens was transported to Westfield Police Headquarters where he was processed and released with a summons.

October 11, 2013 8:11 p.m.

Jullien Fernandez, 31, of Scotch Plains was arrested on the strength of the following warrants: East Brunswick Municipal Court warrants #E123964 ($250.00), #A-243505 ($250.00), 2012000221 ($500.00), Monroe Municipal Court warrant #E13-182 ($1,000.00), New Brunswick Municipal Court warrant #R109237 ($800.00), and Point Pleasant Beach Municipal Court warrant #PPC 55743 ($500.00). Total amount of bail $3,300.00. Mr. Fernandez was arrested on these warrants pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Lamberts Mill Road and Spruce Mill Lane. Fernandez was transported to Headquarters where he was processed and turned over to East Brunswick Police Department in lieu of bail.

October 12, 2013

Candice M. Bracuto, 21, of Rahway was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Central Avenue by Quimby Street. Bracuto was transported to Westfield Police Headquarters where she was processed and released with a summons.

October 12, 2013 11:19 p.m.

A resident in the area of Drummond Road reported a burglary to the residence which occurred between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on October 10, 2013. The residents returned home and observed a rear window screen was removed and placed on the rear porch. A check of the residence for any suspect(s) was negative. It appears that several pieces of jewelry were stolen. This matter is currently under investigation by the Westfield Police Department Detective Bureau.

October 12, 2013 3:00 p.m.

Gwen Tyler, 52, of Mount Vernon, NY and Shanita Burris, 27, of Uniondale, NY were arrested for shoplifting at a business in the 200 block of E. Broad Street. Tyler was additionally charged with obstructing the administration of the law and her bail was set at $25,000.00 (no 10% option). She had two additional warrants out of Paramus (bail totaling $3,485.00) and one out of Woodbridge (bail $110.00). Tyler was unable to post bail and was held pending transport to Union County Jail. Burris’ bail was set at $10,000.00 (no 10% option). She was also unable to post bail and was held pending transport to Union County Jail.

October 12, 2013 10:42 p.m.

A resident of the 100 block of Lincoln Road reports a burglary to the residence between the hours of 7:15 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. Actor(s) broke through a first floor window pane and then gained entry after unlocking and forcing open an adjacent casement window. Once inside, actor(s) proceeded upstairs and rummaged through several bedrooms. Unknown items stolen at this time.

October 13, 2013 4:45 p.m.

Wayne S. Augenstein, 66, of Clark was arrested for terroristic threats, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon pursuant to an investigation of a “road rage” incident that occurred on Rahway Avenue near Lamberts Mill Road. Augenstein was transported to Headquarters, processed and released on $10,000.00 w/ 10% ($1,000.00) bail.

October 15, 2013

Ms. Louise Latriano, 59, of Cranford was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, while conducting a traffic stop in Scotch Plains for a violation observed on Prospect Street. Ms. Latriano was transported to Westfield Police Headquarters for arrest processing without incident. She was released on her own recognizance with a scheduled first appearance date of October 24, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Westfield Municipal Court.

October 15, 2013 9:04 p.m.

A resident of the 100 block of Lincoln Road reports a burglary to the residence which occurred at some time within the last week. Subject(s) entered through a second floor French door after climbing onto a second floor balcony by unknown means. Subject(s) removed numerous items of jewelry and cash totaling approximately $11,400.00 from several second floor bedrooms.

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