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Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week

WESTFIELD, NJ — As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close, the popular Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the week series highlighting student athletes at Westfield High School will pause for the summer. Located 502 East Broad St., the Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Agency has been protecting local families and business owners for more than 15 years. Owner Ron Bansky, a Westfield resident, is known for the role he plays in the local community. He is a member of the Westfield Boosters ...

Connecting Commerce and Community

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Gene Jannotti, executive director of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC), has been awarded, for the second year in a row, a Regent Scholarship. Given to professionals across the country, the Regent Scholarships recognize each recipient for their involvement in industry professional organizations, community service, and professional background. “Regent scholarships offer ...

Employment Law

Have you been mistreated, harassed, abused, discriminated against or retaliated against by your employer? Watch this video to learn how Westfield employment attorney Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, who for the last 25 years has aggressively represented employees, can help you. If you are the victim of prejudice or spend every day in a hostile work environment, you can give him a call for a free 15-minute telephone consultation at 908-301-9095. If, after you speak, he believes that he can be of help, Shahrooz-Scampato ...

Holy Trinity School Spotlight

Whether it is in math, reading, science, handwriting or social studies, Holy Trinity School first graders have an opportunity to embrace foundational concepts in a fun way and learn how to be independent thinkers. This is important as students make the transition from kindergarten to a more structured academic day. Creating an environment that enables students to not only learn but also to thrive academically is important.  Holy Trinity School’s curriculum and structure enables teachers to give students a personalized and ...

In Your Community

Atlantic Health System's Acne Treatment and Research Center is conducting a study of an investigational treatment for people with moderate-to-severe acne. To qualify for the study, people must: Be at least 9 years of age Have at least 20 red, irritated pimples, and at least 20 whiteheads or blackheads, and Have no more than two large, hard bumps on the face Qualified participants will receive all study medication and study-related visits at no cost, and may receive compensation for their time. Health ...

In the Schools

Students at Westfield High School had an unusual visitor during final exam week from June 15 to 27. Cole, a teenage-loving black Labrador Retriever, held court in the school’s gymnasium every morning while students filed in between exams to pet, admire and talk to the trained therapy dog.  “It is relaxing to sit here with him because dogs are so cute and affectionate,” remarked incoming 10th grader Sydney Butler.   The therapy initiative, introduced by the school’s counseling department, ...

Insured and Secured

 With the recent storms passing through the area I thought I'd share some of the storm safety tips I shared with my customers this week. Unfortunately, there is no safe place outside when thunderstorms are in the area. If you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of the storm. Just remember, When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors. Too many people wait far too long to get to a safe place when thunderstorms approach. Unfortunately, these delayed actions lead to many of the lightning deaths and injuries in the United ...

JCC NEWS

Ambassador Yoram Ettinger (ret.), an insider on U.S.-Israel relations and consultant to Israel’s cabinet and legislators, will speak at the JCC of Central NJ, 1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains on Monday, Feb. 15, at 4 p.m. Ettinger served as Minister for Congressional Affairs at the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC and regularly briefs the U.S. Congress and their staff on issues of bilateral concern. He will talk about Israel, the "Arab demographic tsunami," Israel’s isolation in the world, and its defense ...

Keller Williams Realty: Real Life ... Real People

Potential homebuyers benefit in several ways by consulting with a lender first and obtaining a pre-approval letter. This gives buyers an opportunity to discuss different loan options and budgeting for the upcoming home purchase. Lenders will also check their credit report and alert the buyers to any potential problems. Guaranteed Rate’s high tech digital mortgage gives buyers an advantage. Buyers can fill out an application and our automated underwriting system delivers the approval in a matter of minutes. If ...

Lindabury Legal Corner

Liz on Theatre

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau. The playwright had her play “Follow Me to Nellie’s” work shopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut several years ago. That was followed by s fine production at the Kean University theatre. “Skeleton Crew” deals with the pared down work force at a factory which may be closing soon in the Detroit area. The plot follows four characters: ...

Local Color

DID YOU KNOW that according to New Jersey lore, the original sloppy joe sandwich was created in 1935 at Town Hall Deli in South Orange, NJ? And that the idea for the sandwich came from a bar called Sloppy Joe’s in Havana, Cuba? Thomas Sweeney, a Maplewood, NJ politico at the time, was vacationing in Cuba and a frequent visitor to the bar. The bar’s proprietor would set out fixings so that his patrons could assemble a sandwich for themselves. Sweeney fell in love with the combination of ingredients, and upon ...

Lost & Found Pets

Male dog found wandering on Boulevard in Westfield. He is wearing a collar with no tags. Please contact the Westfield Police Department at 908-789-4000 if you know him.

Meet the Neighbors

NAME: Natalia Rodriguez Goldman, MD YEARS IN WESTFIELD: 7 FAMILY: Husband, Ryan Goldman, co-creator of cocktailcourier.com; Managing Director, Seaport Global Securities  Daughters, Ciela, 9 Son, Grayson, 7 Son, Franco, 6 Daughter, Mica, 4  Chances are you’ve seen Natalia tooling around town on her bright orange Yuba Mundo electric cargo bike with some seriously precious cargo in tow — her four kids. “The whole gang fits; although they’re a bit ...

Rivero CPA

We're back to 1950. Historically, we can point to periods in time when it was popular for generations of a family to share one home. Remember the TV show "The Walton's?" Grandparents, parents and children all said goodnight to each other, loving and living under one roof. Well, today, 19 percent of Americans are back to sharing a house with multiple generations.   Housing costs as they are, adult children move back in, and/or older parents need help with daily tasks.   If that sounds like ...

Talking about Grief

Over 100 volunteers and their family and friends filled the new space at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss on April 27 for the fifth annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Dinner, music, coffee and awards were provided to show the volunteers how special and appreciated they are! The evening was catered by Castle on a Cloud who donated all of the food, desserts and staff. Guests were also treated to live music by The Have Some Hotel band who donated their services, and delicious coffee from Rockin’ Joes in Westfield, ...

Views of Holy Trinity

Are you looking to make a wise investment? Who isn’t? We all want to make wise investments. Investing in your children is one of the most important things you can do. Many families at this time of year are either looking to enroll their children in school for the first time, thinking through a transition to middle school, high school, or college, or simply just wanting something different – something better -- for their children. So why not consider making a wise investment in a Catholic ...

Westfield Area YMCA

Westfield Area YMCA offers a variety of weekly ACA-accredited camps throughout the summer including traditional, sports and S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) for kids ages 3-15.  Limited spots are still available. To learn more, contact the Welcome Center at 908-301-9622 or visit www.westfieldynj.org.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  

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