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Letters to the Editor

Increasing VA Accountability & Economic Opportunity for Our Veterans This Memorial Day

May 22, 2015

Dear Friend, Memorial Day is a time when Americans pay tribute, honor and remember those who have served our country bravely and sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom and democracy. ...

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Today's Events

Police Blotter

$100 in Cigarettes Reported Stolen from Westfield 7-Eleven

May 27, 2015

May 24, 2015 1:16 a.m. An employee of 7-Eleven located at 1200 West South Ave. reported being the victim of a shoplifting. Victim reports that a white male between 40-50 years old entered the ...

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Columns

JCC NEWS

The JCC of Central New Jersey Welcomes Conductor Thomas Elefant for a Music Appreciation Series

During the month of June, the JCC of Central New Jersey is hosting conductor Thomas Elefant who will teach a Music Appreciation series.  Elefant is the Founder and Conductor of The Handel ...

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Weltman Home Services

If You Are on the Fence, the Time is Now!

If you are on the fence replacing your on AC the time is now!  Weltman Home Services is offering a $750 INSTANT CASH REBATE on all new installations but it's only good until JUNE 15th. ...

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BH Sports Training/BrawlHouse: The Water Cooler

BrawlHouse Announces Women's Only Self-Defense Classes

Did you know that 1/5 female college students will become a victim of rape or sexual assault? More evidence rape a significant problem on U.S. college campuses. Women’s Only ...

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Lindabury Legal Corner

Lindabury Participates In Red Nose Day 2015

On Thursday May 21, 2015 the attorneys and staff of Lindabury McCormick participated in Red Nose Day and raised money to provide assistance to children and young people in the United States living ...

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The Seventh District Congressional Report

The Seventh District Congressional Report

Congressman Lance is joined by Congressman Donald Payne Jr. to discuss business before the U.S. House of Representatives.  

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Point View WealthPoints

Soaring Dollar and Your Portfolio: What You Need to Know

Over the last year the Dollar has appreciated nearly 22% versus the world’s currencies.  With forecasts for continuing Dollar strength, what’s the next move for ...

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ViaNutrition

Mindful Eating Tips to Help with Health and Weight Loss

Everyone just wants to feel better, move better, look better and be happy.  Not always in that order but they all rank up there. How we get there is different for everyone. Coming off of a ...

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Westfield Area Y

New Local Mental Health Coaltion Launched

Stress, anxiety and depression are conditions that occur to all of us at various times.  Yet, there is a stigma attached to discussing mental health.  In recognition of Mental Health ...

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In the Schools

Westfield High School Senior Jorge Ledesma Named Presidential Scholar

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the selection of Jorge Ledesma, a senior at Westfield High School, as a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Ledesma is one of 141 outstanding ...

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Connecting Commerce and Community

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Introduces The Community Street map

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce will once again produce its Community Street Map, which includes all of our five towns--Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield. ...

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Monday with Millicent

Time to Eat at Fiamma Quimby Street, Westfield

The first Fiamma Restaurant opened about five months ago on the corner of Main and Essex Street in Millburn. Owned by brothers Tony Fetajak, Charlie, and Sam Magjuni, and their friend Sam Bek, ...

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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.