Memorial Day

Westfield's annual Memorial Day ceremony, led by the Martin Wallberg American Legion Post 3, will be livestreamed and recorded to view Monday morning on the Town of Westfield's social media pages.

With its annual Memorial Day parade canceled due to COVID-19, Westfield is asking residents to instead decorate their homes in patriotic ways.

This year is also the town’s 300th birthday, and a Memorial Day-themed Westfield 300 coloring sheet is available here. Residents are asked to place the colored sheets in their windows to help celebrate, tagging them on social media with #W300MemorialDay and sending them to westfield300@westfieldnj.gov.

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Westfield's annual Memorial Day ceremony, led by the Martin Wallberg American Legion Post 3, will be livestreamed and recorded to view Monday morning on the Town of Westfield's social media pages.

With its annual Memorial Day parade canceled due to COVID-19, Westfield is asking residents to instead decorate their homes in patriotic ways.

This year is also the town’s 300th ...

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Union Freeholders’ 2020 Budget Won't Increase County Taxes, Impact Varies by Town

May 22, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The freeholder board approved a budget that will not increase county taxes — the first time in nearly 20 years — to ease residents' and business owners' financial pain caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2020 budget, which was unanimously passed Thursday night, promised to avoid layoffs and maintain essential county services, while having an ...

Letter: Westfield's 'Enhanced' Memorial Day Plans Out of Step with Honoring Our Veterans

May 22, 2020

The planned “reimagining” of this year’s COVID-delayed Memorial Day Parade for Westfield’s 300thAnniversary is something far from the traditional ceremony that has taken place Downtown for many, many decades--organized by local veterans who do so to honor their fellow service members and comrades-in-arms—a commitment which doesn’t end when the uniform is put ...

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness: Step-by-Step Directions, Examples and Unanswered Questions

May 24, 2020

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Members of Anchin’s COVID-19 Resources Team will cover the latest information regarding the CARES Act and PPP Loan Forgiveness, including:

Detailed, step-by-step directions on the loan forgiveness application
An explanation of how loan forgiveness is calculated, including examples
Discussion of issues that were ...

12 Homes Sold May 17 - May 23 in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Garwood, Cranford & Mountainside

Twelve homes sold May 17 through May 23, 2020, in Westfield, Mountainside, Garwood, Fanwood, Scotch Plains and Cranford, according to the Garden State MLS:*

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Share Work at Virtual Art Show

EDISON, NJ -- Lower School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their artwork in a virtual format last week and provided enjoyment for the W+H community. Congratulations to Mrs. Sue Howard, Lower School art teacher, for capturing images of work from all students in her division. Works presented included self-portraits, clay tiles, samplers, paintings and mixed ...

Consumer Defensive Stocks – A Safe Port in the Storm?

As the Coronavirus grips much of the world, global travel and commerce have come to a screeching halt.  The last thing people want to think about is getting on an airplane, checking into a hotel or spending money on the latest fashions.  They are concerned about sourcing food, cleaning supplies, and the holy grail – toilet paper. 

Investors have long been drawn to consumer ...

Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia Gave Me a Glimpse of NJ’s Future

May 20, 2020

In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jersians the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and attitudes that will make ...

Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

Westfield Intermediate, High Schools Receive ‘No Place for Hate’ Designations

Westfield High School, Edison Intermediate School and Roosevelt Intermediate School have received official designation as “No Place for Hate” schools by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

“It is clear from all of your efforts that you and your committee brought the right amount of thoughtfulness, commitment and intention that we look for in the schools that engage and thrive ...

Lockdown with Your Partner -- Togetherness and Separateness

While some couples prefer autonomy and independence in a relationship, others enjoy a strong emotional connection. One partner may want to talk things through and need to always feel connected, reassured while the other will be more distant and removed.  When the partner remains removed and distant, we then continue to pursue even more. As we pursue, the distancer retreats and ...

How To Approach Market Volatility If You Are In Retirement or Close To It

Retirement is an important milestone that often comes after years (or decades) of careful planning. But even the most seasoned planners couldn’t have foreseen the severe market selloff that happened in March in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. The abrupt end to the 10-year bull market surprised investors of all ages who are now wondering how long it will take for their portfolios to ...

Westfield Rotary Donates Face Shields to Front Line Health Care Workers

 

 

 

The Rotary Club of Westfield, NJ has raised $770 to purchase 250 face shields that will be donated to Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ, and Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ.

Rotarian Phil Richardson announced that his alma mater, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has developed an inexpensive face shield for ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Missing Jews

How many Jews are there in the world? 13 million? Perhaps 14 million, if you’re generous. How many Jews were there before World War II? Apparently the number was around the 19 million mark. So if we deduct the six million wiped out in the Holocaust, we are down to 13 million—which is exactly where we are today. So the colossal question is this: Where are all the missing Jews? Or, ...

Milestones

Catherine Serratelli Graduates Boston College with Honors

May 19, 2020

Catherine Serratelli graduated from Boston College in the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences in their Honors Program and with Communication Honors.  

She will begin her career in a 2 year program for an online retailer in merchandising this fall in Boston.

We are so incredibly proud of Catherine and all her hard work and determination. 

Congratulations!  We ...

Newark Cigar Bar Maestro Peter Jimenez Pozo Remembered

May 18, 2020

On the side of Jimenez Tobacco, a black-and-white portrait of Peter Jimenez Pozo, the face and personality of the family-run cigar and cocktail lounge on the edge of the Ironbound, is framed by bright flowers and dark bunting. 

The site is now a place of pilgrimage, Pozo's elegant pose presiding over those who come to see him. 

Pozo was usually seen inside Jimenez Tobacco ...

Obituaries

Jun 18, 1944 - May 1, 2020
John La Forte, of Edison, NJ passed away early Friday morning May 1, 2020, due to ...
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