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Union County Administrative Services Michael Yuska Resigns After Nearly 20 Years

February 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County Director of Administrative Services Michael Yuska is leaving his position after 20 years with the county.

“We wish to congratulate Director of Administrative Services Michael Yuska on his retirement, and commend him for his many years of outstanding service and leadership during his years of employment with the County of Union,” Freeholder ...

Letter: Westfield Ice Rink Builds Sense of Community

February 14, 2019

This winter, the Westfield Rink at Gumbert Park became a place to see the Westfield community at its finest. The outdoor rink not only hosted skating lessons, open skates and open hockey each weekend, but also a number of outreach programs that benefitted the residents of Westfield.

In late December, the rink held an adaptive skate, designed to give children with special needs a chance to lace ...

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Code Ninjas, Westfield

MIT App Inventor Camp

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Mon, February 18, 9:30 AM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

President’s Day Jump

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Westfield Police Blotter: Vehicle Break-ins, DWI, Fraud & More

February 8, 2019

Jan. 24 at 9:58 p.m.

Westfield officers responded to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office to arrest Kiana Durrette, 40, of Plainfield, on an outstanding warrant out of the Westfield Municipal Court, police said. She also had an outstanding warrant out of the Plainfield Municipal Court, according to police. She was taken to headquarters, processed and placed in a cell in lieu of bail, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Trivia Team Excels in Geography Bee 

February 16, 2019

EDISON, NJ -- On Tuesday, Jan. 29, members of the Trivia Team in the Middle School at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in the 31st Annual National Geographic Bee, a competition of geographic skills, knowledge and understanding designed to foster and encourage curiosity about the world around us.

After months of preparation and study, including designing and teaching lessons ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 24

On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the newest chairman of the American Hospital Association, learn about a breakthrough in heart surgery at Morristown Medical Center, celebrate a year of innovation at Atlantic Health System and see some tips to stay flu free.


Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining. It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us. 

Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if ...

Rivero: What Does NJ's New Minimum Wage Law Mean for You?

Governor Phil Murphy recently signed legislation that will raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.

The current minimum wage in New Jersey is $8.85 per hour. Under the new law, the base minimum wage for New Jersey workers will increase to $10 per hour on July 1, 2019. By Jan. 1, 2020, the statewide minimum wage will increase to $11 per hour, and then will increase by $1 per ...

16 Homes Sold Feb. 3 - Feb. 10, 2019 in Westfield, Cranford, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Fanwood

16 Homes were sold Feb. 3 thru Feb. 10 in Cranford, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside and Fanwood. Information brought to you by Susan Massa Broker Associate CRS 908-400-0778

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Westfield Area YMCA Offers Free Friends Week For The Community

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to announce Friends Week. The month of February is American Heart Month!  Show a friend you care about them and their heart by inviting them to join you at the Y.

During the week of  Feb. 17 - 23, members and their friends can use the Main Y Facility and attend classes for free.  Get fit with a friend and enjoy a land or water ...

Boneparth: What is Investor Amnesia?

What’s your earliest memory? Mine is visiting my grandparents in New York. I must have been about four or five at the time. It’s all very hazy, but I vaguely remember rooms with those wooden paneled walls, eating Corn Flakes for breakfast, trying Juicy Fruit gum for the first time and these little animal stampers from our excursion to the Bronx Zoo.

While snuggling on the couch ...

Vibes Tribe, LOL Club, More Boost Westfield Schools Culture of Kindness

WESTFIELD, NJ – On any given day throughout the school year, in any of the 10 schools in the Westfield Public School District, there are coat drives and food drives and collections of everyday items for communities in need.

There are Two Lunch Thursdays and Extra Lunch Wednesdays, where students bring an extra lunch and meet to make sandwiches, donating the lunches and sandwiches to food ...

'Little Girl Blue' celebrates Nina Simone

‘Little Girl Blue’ celebrates Nina Simone in words and music

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Street Playhouse has brought a heartwarming story to the stage in “Little Girl Blue: the Nina Simone Musical.”

Laiona Michelle, who delivered a powerful performance in “American Hero” at George Street, returns in a play she developed that ...

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Defrocked

February 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, the Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...