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Tue, August 27, 7:00 PM

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Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

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Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 7:00pm 08/28/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation. Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. The festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rain dates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

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Sun, September 1, 3:00 PM

Windsor Park , Westfield

Save the Date: Westfield Unity Day Block Party at ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/01/2019 3:00pm 09/01/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Save the Date: Westfield Unity Day Block Party at Windsor Park 2019

The annual Unity Day is set Sunday, Sept. 1, at Windsor Park on Windsor Avenue. The neighborhood event is slated to include a back-to-school supply drive, and basketball games. Festivities begin at 3 p.m.

Windsor Avenue Westfield, NJ

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Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation 5K Raises Thousands to Combat Substance Abuse

October 16, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Since 2001, the Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation has raised more than $125,000 for scholarships and youth activities.

The foundation, which “facilitate[s] resources to support and enhance academic, athletic, [and] altruistic opportunities for young people” according to its website, was founded in memory of Ryan Patrick Faella, who died in 2000 when he was ...

Letter: A Summary of Accomplishments by the Westfield Green Team

October 18, 2019

The Westfield Green Team wanted to let the Westfield community know about the significant progress that we’ve made over the past nearly two years in helping make Westfield more sustainable and address the impact of global warming. We recently presented these accomplishments to the Westfield Town Council and are submitting this letter to the editor to help ensure the entire town is aware of ...

Candidate Statement: Restoration of the Raritan Valley Line One-Seat Ride

October 14, 2019

This morning, I joined Governor Phil Murphy at the Westfield Train Station to announce the restoration of our off-peak, one-seat ride to New York Penn Station on the Raritan Valley Line.

As a former commuter for 10 years, I know first-hand the pains of not having a one-seat ride on the Raritan Valley rail line. More time commuting means less time with your family, and so I will always ...

Take a ‘Train through Time’ Through Four Centuries of Union County History, Oct. 19-20

October 18, 2019

This weekend, on Saturday Oct. 19 and Sunday Oct. 20, Union County celebrates the annual Four Centuries in a Weekend history event, when dozens of historic sites and museums open their doors to the public free of charge, from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Many of the sites are within walking distance of mass transit routes, and this year’s event will once again feature special ...

Charity Spotlight: Westfield United Fund

This month's Charity Spotlight recipient is the Westfield United Fund, an 80-year-old organization which last year supported 19 area charitable organizations, helping area residents in need from children to seniors in such areas as special needs, domestic violence and behavioral health. If you wish to help a diverse group of charities but lack the time to find them, the Fund is a great way to ...

New Jersey’s New Wage Law Protects Employees from Theft

In August of this year, the New Jersey Legislature enacted a new wage theft law that is considered one of the strongest in the nation. This is very good news for employees who work in the State of New Jersey.

If your employer does not pay you, or pays you less than you are owed in wages or benefits the new law provides you with the means to obtain justice in the courts.

The Employer ...

Planning to Build Your Dream Home? Here Are Some Steps to Prepare.

As a financial advisor, I’ve worked with many clients as they plan for their dream home and gleaned insights on the process along the way. Building a home can be an exciting, but challenging time. It takes a plan with realistic timelines, budgets and expectations to stay on track and keep your sanity through what can feel like an overwhelming process. If building a home is on your bucket ...

Three Westfield High School Seniors Named National Hispanic Scholars

Westfield High School seniors Etan Zeller MacLean, Luke Pardo and Sandrine Perez have been named 2019-2020 National Hispanic Scholars as part of the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). 

According to the College Board, the program honors more than 7,000 academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino juniors each year who achieve a qualifying score on the PSAT/NMSQT ...

More Changes to Over Time Rules

Employees who make less than $35,568 are now eligible for overtime pay under a final rule issued recently by the U.S. Department of Labor. The new rate will take effect Jan. 1, 2020.

To be exempt from overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, employees must be paid a salary of at least the threshold amount and meet certain duties tests. If they are paid ...

Roll-up Your Sleeves and Dig into Seasonal Cleaning

The days are getting shorter. The temperatures are getting cooler. Your summer routines at home have given way to homework and school bus schedules. The garden centers have turned over their stock from summer’s bright colors to warm hues of mums and ornamental cabbages. Autumn is upon us. Grab yourself a cup of pumpkin-spice-something to drink and let’s talk about “Fall ...

Westfield’s World War I Memorial Gets Autumnal Look Donated by Susan Massa

Susan Massa, local resident and real estate broker associate of Keller Williams, along with Craig Gibson, supervisor of the Westfield Department of Public Works, created a beautiful autumn look of white and yellow mums this week for the fall festivities in Westfield and Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2019, honoring all Veterans.

The chrysanthemum, or the so-called “golden ...

New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

Union County, Overlook Medical Center to host Women's Health Fair in Union

Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has partnered with the Union County Office on Women for a Women’s Health Fair on Oct 23 near Kean University in Union. The event will include health screenings and an educational fair from 8:00am to 11:00am, with a panel discussion by seven prominent women physicians who will discuss a variety of women's health topics from 9:00am ...

Tax Tips for the Private Investor

Winston Churchill once declared, “There is no such thing as a good tax.”  While the argument for or against Churchill’s thoughts on taxes is best left for another article, we would argue that there is such thing as a good tax strategy.  In fact, there are several tax strategies a prudent investor could employ to ensure they are maximizing the benefits laid out by the ...

Build a Better Brand with Your Office Space

There’s a reason why location is the biggest priority in real estate. Where your business lives can say a lot about its perceived caliber. 

People know that businesses in high traffic areas are paying good money to be there, which automatically projects an image of success. On the other hand, businesses that don’t invest in their physical space may seem like they’re ...

Pipe Talk

Fall and winter in New Jersey can get pretty chilly. It’s important to protect your pipes BEFORE the weather gets into the 30s or even 20s.

Just one episode of frozen pipes can wreak havoc on your home. When water freezes, it expands and exerts pressure on your pipes, occasionally causing them to split. A burst pipe can potentially leak several gallons of water per hour, cause thousands ...

Summertime Renovations Improve Overall Learning Environment for Students at Saint Joseph

The Zenga Library and Media Center, Brother Clifford O’Neil, S.C. Hall, and the Campus Store were renovated over the summer as part of Saint Joe’s continuing efforts to offer the best possible learning environments for the students.

 A major change in the Media Center was the addition of the Economics Lab, which has a three flat-screen TV’s and a stock ticker that ...

Dog Found on Fairfield Circle in Westfield Thursday

This dog was found alone on Fairfield Circle in Westfield Thursday morning.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this dog's owner is asked to call Julia Rivera at 908-448-9986.

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Double for Your Trouble: After Montclair Educators Didn't Get Paid, Then Some Mistakenly Got Double

October 18, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ — More than 1,100 employees of the Montclair School District didn't receive their direct deposit pay on Tuesday. Before the end of the day, the school district had remedied the error, but then a new problem emerged when, the very next day, some Montclair School staff then received a second direct deposit in their accounts, giving them double pay.

This comes on the heels ...

Obituaries

Jul 16, 1991 - Aug 25, 2019
Brett W. DeFazio, 28, of Westfield, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Aug. 25, ...
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