Retired & Senior Volunteer (RSVP) Information Session

Nathalie Garcia of Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey will conduct an RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) information session about the program. RSVP is for volunteers 55 and older. Come learn about volunteer opportunities, including friendly visiting, tutoring, working at food pantries, assisting at community gardens, serving at nutrition sites, recruiting and managing other volunteers, and more. For more information, contact Ms. Garcia at 908-352-8375 or ngarcia@jfscentralnj.org. Admission to the session is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. The session is being hosted by the Cranford Public Library.

Contact Information
  1. Cranford Public Library
  2. 908-709-7272
  3. library@cranfordnj.org
Thu, October 19
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 10/19/2017 2:00pm 10/19/2017 3:00pm America/New_York Retired & Senior Volunteer (RSVP) Information Session

Nathalie Garcia of Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey will conduct an RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) information session about the program. RSVP is for volunteers 55 and older. Come learn about volunteer opportunities, including friendly visiting, tutoring, working at food pantries, assisting at community gardens, serving at nutrition sites, recruiting and managing other ...

220 Walnut Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016

Cranford Community Center

220 Walnut Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016

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Union Man Convicted on All Charges in 2013 Murder, Dismemberment of Cranford Girlfriend

October 18, 2017

UNION, NJ – A Union man was found guilty on all charges in the case of the murder and dismemberment of his girlfriend nearly four years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Wednesday.

The jury convicted Matthew Ballister III, 47, of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree desecration of human remains, third-degree hindering apprehension, and several ...

Andy’s Gang

October 18, 2017

Back when I was a kid, television was in its infancy, actor Andy Devine hosted a TV show called “Andy’s Gang.” If I close my eyes, I can still picture the sponsor breaks, where the host would pause to present products that children like myself would later beg their parents to buy. (As a boy I, like most kids, made for easy targets of manipulation by this kind of direct ...

We’re Updating Westfield’s Snow Ordinances

October 18, 2017

Last year, our town council enacted rules prohibiting street parking when it snows three inches or more. As promised, our Public Safety Committee has reviewed the data collected from last year’s snowstorms, including which sections of roads do not have sufficient off street parking. We are recommending that the council amend the ordinance to provide for alternate side of the street ...

Madeline Moss Hosts the Westfield Together Candidates in Downtown Store

October 18, 2017

Margaret McHenry of Madeline Moss Interiors hosted an event for the Westfield Together candidates in her beautiful store in Downtown Westfield. 

“I'm ready for a change that will benefit all the residents of Westfield,” she said, adding, “Vote for Shelley Brindle, Linda Habgood, Mike Dardia, David Contract and Dawn Mackey.”

Westfield Police Blotter: Businesses Report Thefts & More

October 18, 2017

October 11, 2017 3:55 p.m.

A resident of Kent Place reported being the victim of a fraud. Victim reported that an unknown suspect(s) made a purchase of approximately $1,927.68 worth of merchandise and charged it to her credit card. Victim stated she was notified via email.

 

October 12, 2017 2:43 p.m.

Timothy J. Kane, age 34, of Middleton, NJ, responded to WPD to satisfy two ...

New Rate for Business Travel

If you or your employees are planning on traveling for business, you'll want to know that there are new per-diem rates for certain expenses, which are in effect from Oct. 1 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018.

 

New rates includes expenses for transportation industry meals and incidental expenses rates, among others.

 

What you need to know.

Dog Found in Westfield Monday

Dog found Monday morning at Dudley and Prospect. Taken to Westfield Police station. 

 

Tips Make Your Home Photo-Ready and Market-Worthy

You’re selling your home, or you’re starting to think about it, but your house hasn’t been updated or painted in years. You want it to look its best before presenting it to prospective buyers, but you don’t know where to begin.

Home Staging Tips
Sprucing up your home can be as simple as adding a new coat of paint, inside and out, or as extensive as interior renovation ...

Westfield 6th Grader Named Jets ‘Upstander of the Week’

Jackson Dowden, 6th grader at Edison Intermediate School in Westfield, has been selected the New York Jets Tri-State Upstander of the Week.  

Christine Cabrales, physical education teacher who nominated Jackson, stated, “Jackson was nominated by the Edison Physical Education staff because he influences people in a positive way. He proves that he is a role model for ...

Establishing, Revising And Enforcing Time-Sharing With Children

In all cases of divorce or separation where children are involved, the issue of time-sharing (previously referred to as “visitation”) is a significant issue to be addressed.  Unless the parents have agreed to an equal shared custodial arrangement, an appropriate schedule of time-sharing is particularly important for all those involved: the custodial parent, the non-custodial ...

Saving for Higher Education Part 2 – What is your savings strategy?

Most people want to save for their children’s education but what is the best strategy? 

There are three different savings strategies from which you can choose: 

1)         save for 100% of all education costs so that your child has no liability

2)         save a specific dollar amount and ...

Family Health

Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Program Offers Peace of Mind

A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center, is helping provide peace of ...

Westfield Area YMCA Announces Fall 2 Session Registration

Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA Fall 2 session program registration begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, Oct. 12 for Full members and at 7:30 a.m., Monday Oct.16 for Basic and Non-Members. The Fall 2 Session runs from Oct. 29 to Dec. 23.

Youth basketball league season is gearing up at the Y with a 3-week pre-season ...

What is Co-Dependency? Learn How to Establish Healthy Boundaries

October 15, 2017

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Mondays October 23 at 6:30 or Wednesday’s October 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Codependence is a false attachment to a person, place or thing. It becomes a false sense of importance. It is a learned behavior to take care of others’ needs at the expense of our own. It is driven by the excessive need for others’ approval.  Rather than being ...

'The Honeymooners' smart, snappy production

Smart, sassy production of ‘The Honeymooners’ takes off at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – “And away we go” indeed. The creative team at the Paper Mill Playhouse has taken the seeds of “The Honeymooners” from 1950’s television and turned it into a smart, snappy musical.

Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton are still up to their get-rich-quick ...

Obituaries

Oct 24, 1926 - Aug 14, 2017
Elizabeth H. List, 90, of Westfield and Cape May, NJ, died peacefully surrounded by her family ...
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Video: Firefighters Battle Five-Alarm Blaze in North Plainfield

October 17, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD — Firefighters continue to battle a five-alarm fire that began in the early hours of Tuesday morning at the vacant Villa Maria facility at 641 Somerset Street. At 10 a.m. the fire was still burning and fire companies were being rotated, continuing to operate by hitting hot spots of active fire, authorities said.

Somerset Street South was closed and ...