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Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week

WESTFIELD, NJ – A center back defense player, Lily Maz is a local fly girl, at least when it comes to field hockey. The 17-year-old high school senior and year-four varsity starter has led the team’s defense, powering the Lady Blue Devils to a 12-5 record this season, head girls field hockey coach Caitlin Cheddar said. Lily is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week. “Lily is one of the most intense people when it comes to competition on the field,” Cheddar said.

Ask Maria

Any activity, substance, object, or behavior that becomes the major focus of a person’s life to the exclusion of other activities or has begun to harm the individual whether it be physically, mentally or socially is considered an addictive behavior. A person can become addicted to anything whether it be shopping, surfing the internet, food, alcohol, drugs, compulsive gambling, sex, work, running, or even another person. Most of us have at one time or another been “hopelessly devoted” to someone or have experienced some ...

AtlantiCast

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!  

Atlantic View at Overlook Medical Center

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and James J.S. Chen, M.D., FACHE, director of Atlantic Medical Group’s Thyroid Center at Summit and endocrinologist at Overlook Medical Center, believes it is critical that everyone know the warning signs of thyroid cancer. “The most common form of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, has a very high cure rate if detected early,” said Dr. Chen, who is one of the few board-certified endocrinologists in the U.S. who is also certified in nuclear medicine and holds a Nuclear ...

Employment Law

Who is Eligible? If your employer has 50 or more employees within a 75 mile radius of your worksite, and you have been working full time (i.e., at least 1,250 hours) for the entire 12 months prior to the start of an FMLA leave, then you are eligible to go out on an FMLA leave. What can an FMLA leave be used for? You can use the FMLA to go out on a leave for your own serious health condition, to care for a close family member (i.e. employee's spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition or for the birth, adoption of ...

In the Schools

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Lincoln School PTO's annual pumpkin patch drew a crowd.

Kevin's Corner

Last time we checked, it was barely the beginning of summer, and now it’s already autumn. How did your air conditioner hold up over the past few months?  If you skipped having your system maintained in the spring or summer, it’s important make sure it’s still in good shape now so you can stay comfortable next season. The number one cause of air conditioning and heating failure is dirt. To keep the system clean change your air filters at least every three months, ideally every month. Additionally, have a qualified ...

Lindabury Legal Corner

Liz on Theatre

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse By LIZ KEILL CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway. The twists and turns center on daughter Brooke (Adriana Spizuoco), a writer who is visiting her parents after moving east to Long Island.  Her mother, ...

Lost & Found Pets

Cristal is a 3-year-old small white Maltese. She was last seen on Thursday around noon in the South Avenue/West Broad Street Avenue area of Westfield, headed toward Scotch Plains. If you see her, email andreagmm@outlook.com. Cristal is wearing a collar with her phone number on it.

Point View WealthPoints

Point View Wealth Management's latest newsletter is here! Our Q4 page-turner includes: Five Annuity Pitfalls How to Pay for Long Term Care-And How Not to The Long View: Stocks for the Next 20 Years Retirement Income Strategies ESG Investing To access it now, click here: https://bit.ly/2OS1PjW Contact David Dietze, John Petrides, Claire Toth, Donna St.Amant and Elaine Phipps,  or call 908-598-1717 to learn more about Point View Wealth ...

Real Estate News From Your Neighborhood

Twelve Homes were sold in the week of  9/30/18 through 10/7/18 in Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Cranford and Fanwood.  This information from the Garden State Multiple Listing Service is brought to you by Susan Massa, Broker Associate at Keller Williams Realty. www.susanmassa.com TOWN                  ADDRESS             STYLE    ...

Rivero CPA

The IRS has announced a new format for individual tax transcripts, one that better protects taxpayer data. The new transcripts made available Sept. 23 redact personally identifiable information from the Form 1040 series, according to the IRS. The new transcript will be the default format available via Get Transcript Online, Get Transcript by Mail or the Transcript Delivery System for tax professionals, the IRS said. Financial entries will remain visible, giving taxpayers and third parties the data they need for tax preparation or ...

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Torah Thought for the Week

What is the difference between spirituality and spiritualism? Spirituality is an awareness of the spirit, of the soul; it is a sensitivity to things beyond the immediate and the material. That’s why some describe the study of spirituality as metaphysics — the study of that which lies beyond the physical. Spiritualism, on the other hand, is how we describe the practices of dabbling in the occult, Is the Torah encouraging us to be fools?such as trying to communicate with the dead. In ancient times these ...

Walk With Us Into Sunshine

Losing a child is one of the most difficult situations a family can face. Life isn’t supposed to happen this way. And when this terrible situation happens, what should friends of the family do? Everyone reacts to this situation differently, however, most families will be grateful for acknowledgment of their loss, and kind gestures sent their way over the coming days and months may mean more to the family than you may realize. With that being said, Walk In Sunshine’s website offers many different options for friends of the family ...

Westfield Area YMCA

The Westfield Area YMCA offers basketball leagues for boys and girls in kindergarten through age 14.  Registration is open and will close when maximum capacity is reached for each league or on the dates below. PRE-SEASON CLINICS: Five-week pre-season clinics begin Oct. 21 to prepare young athletes for the Winter Basketball League season.  Participants will learn fundamental skills thru guided game-play situations. Clinic times and skill development vary by age group. Clinic participants will receive 10 percent off winter ...

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