TGIF Through Westfield Library presents Alexander McQueen

A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Information on this exciting topic will be posted on Facebook every Wednesday prior to the TGIF event.

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  1. Jen Schulze
Fri, March 05
1:30 pm — 3:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 03/05/2021 1:30pm 03/05/2021 3:00pm America/New_York TGIF Through Westfield Library presents Alexander McQueen

A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Information on this exciting topic will be posted on Facebook every Wednesday prior to the TGIF event.

Click here for Zoom information.

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Union County OKs $16.75M to Plan, Design New Government Complex in Elizabeth

April 9, 2021

Commissioners are anticipated to authorize $120 million in bonds for the government complex April 22.

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners will provide $16.75 million to the Union County Improvement Authority to plan and design a new county government complex in Elizabeth. The county is still in negotiations to select a developer for the project.

The two buildings are ...

Westfield Health Board on Virus Variants, Vaccinations, Nat’l Public Health Week & More | Letter

April 9, 2021

To the Editor:

The Westfield Board of Health met on April 5. Covid-19, its effects on Westfield and the programs to keep residents informed and to vaccinate them were the principal areas of discussion.

Currently, Covid-19 activity appears to be increasing in New Jersey, probably due to the variants. It would probably be worse if residents were not being vaccinated and continuing to adhere ...

Candidate Statement: Can't wait to connect! Ward 1 Town Council Candidate Amanda Como

April 8, 2021

Hi everyone! My name is Amanda Como, and I am running for Town Council in Westfield’s Ward 1.

I am Jersey born and raised; after living up and down the East Coast; my husband Brad and I established roots here in December 2007.

Like you, we fell in love with Westfield’s great school district and charming downtown.

Fourteen years, two children and a dog later, a lot has ...

Celebrate Earth Day with Family and Friends at Union County’s Trailside Center, April 24

April 9, 2021

Masks are required and must be worn by all participants, and social distancing guidelines must be observed.

The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents of all ages to meet live animals, celebrate wildlife and embrace environmental conservation at a fun and educational event in honor of Earth Day at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located in the Watchung ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Accepted to All-Region Jazz Band

EDISON, NJ-- Congratulations to freshman Luke Tan of Edison and eighth-grader Shourya Chhabra of Roselle Park, students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, for receiving recognition for their musical talents during Spring Break. Both W+H students were accepted into the Region Jazz Band Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble through video audition on March 25. A large number of students auditioned this ...

Post-Pandemic Marketing

Small business owners have a lot to think about, but navigating a global pandemic was likely not chief among their worries. Now that we are close to the end of one, local businesses are facing a host of challenges. Communicating effectively with customers and clients has never been more important. 

What changed in the pandemic?

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily ...

Losing a Child ~ Losing a Friend

The loss of a child is like no other. Losing a child to a tragic accident is grief that lasts a lifetime.  It can be difficult to know what to say or do when someone you care about is grieving.  You may be afraid of intruding, saying the wrong thing, or making the person feel worse. 

While you cannot take away the pain of the loss, you can provide some needed comfort and ...

24 Homes Sold March 28 - April 4 in Westfield Area

Brought to you by Susan Massa Broker Associate Keller Williams Premier Properties, 908-400-0778.

TOWN                  ADDRESS                            STYLE    ...

Westfield Police Blotter: First Responder Flag Stolen, Identity Theft, DWI & More

April 6, 2021

3/29/2021 at 4:36 p.m. — Theft

A resident of the 500 block of Cumberland Street reported that on March 29 between 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. an unknown person(s) stole a small garden flag from his front lawn. The flag was described as a red, blue and yellow flag honoring first responders. Owner estimated value of the stolen property is $20.

3/29/2021 at 6:05 p.m. — Fraud, Identity ...

Is COVID-19 Financial Relief Taxable?

It's a confusing time for Americans wondering how to make sense of changing deadlines and new financial assistance. Here is a summary of what financial help may be taxable and what is not.

Economic Impact Payments (Stimulus Payments)

Federal: The payments are not taxable, and they will not reduce a taxpayer’s refund or increase the amount they owe on their 2020 or 2021 tax ...

Celebrate Holy Week with First Congregational Church Virtual Services

The leaders and members of First Congregational Church of Westfield invite all to observe Holy Week with them during special virtual services for Maundy Thursday (April 1), Good Friday (April 2) and Easter Sunday (April 4). All services will be streamed on Facebook Live.

Maundy (Holy) Thursday will be observed on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. with a candlelight service recalling the Last Supper ...

Atlantic Health System Vaccinates More Than 11,000 Teachers Against COVID-19

In an effort to help local school districts safely resume in-person instruction, Atlantic Health System has partnered with more than 120 school districts and individual schools to administer COVID-19 vaccine to more than 11,000 of their faculty and essential support staff. The vaccination appointments for teachers and staff are just part of the more than 280,000 doses administered by Atlantic ...

Fall Prevention: Safety in the Home

According to the National Council on Aging, every 15 seconds older adults are seen in an emergency room for a fall-related injury. That’s approximately four incidences every minute.

Further, the Centers for Disease control says that falls — the majority of which occur at home — are the leading cause of injuries or death for those over age ...

Holy Trinity Students Learn The Stories of Holy Week

WESTFIELD, NJ -- All students in Holy Trinity School learn the stories behind Holy Week, starting with Palm Sunday. Some of our youngest students in PreK-3 and PreK-4 had a wonderful visit on Monday, March 22 with Holy Trinity Church pastor, Father Anthony Randazzo, as he shared Jesus’ journey during that time. 

The children sat attentively as Father Randazzo described how ...

Several Westfield High School Students Receive Prestigious Recognitions

Westfield High School junior T.J. Walsh has been elected to serve as treasurer for the New Jersey Association of Student Councils (NJASC).

“I began my involvement with Student Council in sixth grade and have since developed a deep-rooted passion for public service and governance,” writes Walsh on the NJASC website introducing the 2021 Executive Board.

The NJASC, the ...

Westfield Area YMCA's Pamela Gedman Achieves Songahm Taekwondo Master Level

Pamela Gedman, chief instructor of Gedman's Black Belt Academy at the Westfield Area YMCA, has earned the recognition and achievement of Songahm Taekwondo Master Instructor and has received a national award from ATA International.

Ms. Gedman became eligible for the title of Songahm Master upon achieving her 6th degree black belt, which in itself takes approximately 20 years of ...

Saint Joseph HS Grad Marc Johnstone Signs with Washington Capitals' Affiliate South Carolina Stingrays

METUCHEN, NJ -- The South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and AHL’s Hershey Bears, have signed former Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) hockey star Marc Johnstone.

Johnstone, who scored over 100 points during his career at St. Joe's and graduated among the school's top 5 scorers of all time, recently finished his senior season ...

Just Do It

How do you develop confidence when you don't have it? How does one overcome fear, nerves and anxieties? Well, without going into major psychological dissertations (which I'm not qualified to do in the first place), let's see if we can find some insight in this week's Parshah.

Everything was set for the inauguration of the sacred service in the Sanctuary. The week-long ...

6 Ways To Increase Car Safety for Your Child

While there have been significant strides to increase car safety in the last 50 years, every year, 1.35 million people die in car accidents, and when you look at the United States, 37,000 Americans lose their lives every year.

Far more unfortunate is the case of children who lose their lives in these types of accidents. Sure, we can obey the car seat laws set forth, but what else can we do? ...


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Robert F. Barrett, 82, lived a rich life. His early years were filled with formal training as a ...
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Wayne PD: Man Accused of Strangling Fast-Food Worker in Fight Over Mask Wearing

April 7, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — A township man was arrested last week in connection with the strangling of a Burger King employee on Route 23 South, police said.

A fellow employee intervened during the assault and the suspect fled. He was later found and arrested by Wayne Police, according to police.

Detective Captain Dan Daly said video footage from the Burger King security cameras showed two ...