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Sun, January 19, 2:00 PM

St. Helen's Church, Westfield

Future of Roe v. Wade Topic of Talk set for ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/19/2020 2:00pm 01/19/2020 4:00pm America/New_York Future of Roe v. Wade Topic of Talk set for Church in Westfield

Andrew C. McCarthy, former adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and NY Law School, will speak at St. Helen's Church, 1600 Rahway Ave., Westfield, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, 2 – 4 p.m. on the topic of abortion and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A frequent commentator for Fox News and contributing editor to National Review, McCarthy’s take on Roe v. Wade is that “the Supreme Court ...

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Illegal Puppy Mill in Scotch Plains Dismantled; 132 Animals Rescued, Available for Adoption

February 19, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Investigators earlier this week dismantled a Scotch Plains puppy mill being illegally run out of a private home, resulting in more than 130 animals being rescued and transferred to more than a dozen local shelters, authorities said Wednesday.

Ten fourth-degree criminal charges and four disorderly persons offenses have been filed against Dominick Ciabattari, 60, ...

Letter: They Support Tom Malinowski for Congress

February 13, 2020

To the Editor:

As residents of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, we strongly urge our fellow residents to support the re-election of Rep. Tom Malinowski.  

The time and energy Tom has spent on constituents’ behalf has been nothing short of extraordinary. Crisscrossing the district every weekend and recess, Tom has held 32 Town Halls and ...

Saint Joseph High School Student Brett Subers Named Finalist for National Merit Scholarship

February 19, 2020

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) senior Brett Subers has advanced to Finalist standing in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program.

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.6 million high school students enter the program each year. Winners of Merit ...

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

If you have a pet, you know the costs of keeping them healthy can add up quickly. From annual vet visits, to medication to special diets, pet ownership often includes a variety of expenses. Plus, you never know when they may need emergency care, surgery, or other expensive treatment. You may wonder, is pet insurance a smart way to manage these unexpected expenses? Read on for Arias & ...

Community Members, Family Foundation Mark American Heart Month with $2.5 Million Donation to Gagnon Cardiovascular Center Expansion

As individuals and organizations across the nation gather to raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month, Thomas P. Mac Mahon and Ken and Claudia Silverman have marked the occasion by giving $1.5 and $1 million, respectively, to further expand the largest cardiovascular program in the state — Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. The donations, a ...

Know The Signs of Anxiety in Teenagers

Anxiety can be one of the most unpleasant emotions that people feel. The word “anxiety” describes periods of fear, worry, nervousness, and restlessness. It comes with thoughts of danger and helplessness.

Life experiences, especially those that occurred in childhood and adolescence, often determine our perception and expectations of threats and vulnerability. We react with ...

'Unmasked' Takes High Energy Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber

No doubt Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most prolific composers in recent years. We’ve all heard the music of “Cats” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and a host of others. Paper Mill Playhouse honors him in this moving tribute

The show is  quite a pistache of well known, and not so well known, creations. It’s fascinating to see clips of ...

9 Homes Sold Feb. 9 - Feb. 16 in Mountainside, Garwood, Cranford, Fanwood, Scotch Plains & Westfield

Nine homes sold Feb. 9 through Feb. 16, 2020, in Mountainside, Garwood, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Westfield, according to the Garden State MLS.*

TOWN                  ADDRESS             STYLE    ...

The SECURE Act Will Have Implications to Retirement Accounts and Estate Planning

The “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act,” more commonly known as the SECURE Act, was attached to an appropriations bill that was rushed through both houses to prevent another government shutdown.

One thing is clear: the new law will not “enhance” everyone’s retirement. 

Read more here.

Boneparth: The Relativity of Disappointment

Douglas A. Boneparth is a Westfield resident and Founder of Bone Fide Wealth, LLC, a boutique wealth management firm in New York City, and co-author of The Millennial Money Fix. Contact Douglas to learn how he’s not your parent’s financial advisor.

Heather had been planning the trip since September. For her birthday, Hazel discovered she was going to Walt ...

How to Work Smart and Stop Holding Yourself Back

When working toward building a life you love, you need to be able to rely on yourself and harness your power. This is impossible if you are bogged down by fear, insecurity, inaction, and uncertainty. Your strengths, skills, and relationships can help encourage you and give you assurance in the face of all the you-never-knows in life that make us scared to pursue what we truly want.

Have people ...

Calling all Choral Singers!

Are you a local singer wanting to share your love of choral music with a group of like-minded vocalists? Would you like to take part in one of the most beautiful choral pieces ever written?

On Sunday, March 22, during the 10 a.m. worship service, the acclaimed Festival Chorus at First Congregational Church of Westfield will present Mozart’s Requiem. This true masterpiece will be ...

Set Yourself Up for IRA Success

Your IRAs will be an important source of your retirement income and perhaps your legacy. How you handle them throughout your working life can help enhance and secure that retirement income.

First Things First: Establish an IRA. Most retirement saving occurs in the workplace, and you should absolutely contribute as much as you can to your 401k, 403b, or similar employer- sponsored plan. You are ...

A Culture of Kindness in Westfield Public Schools

Whether observing Kindness Month or taking The Great Kindness Challenge or encouraging Random Acts of Kindness, there is a common theme taking place this month and last across the Westfield Public School District.

“I am so inspired by your generosity,” said Wilson principal Joseph Malanga at the closing ceremony for the Month of Hope on Jan. 31 during which the Wilson school ...

Productivity and Busyness are not one and the Same (Column)

February 13, 2020

Editor's Note: Chris Varano is 2016 graduate of Westfield High School and senior at the University of Maryland where he is studying neurobiology.

This past January, like most people I created a New Year’s Resolution. My resolution was to design and execute the most diverse and productive morning routine possible. I had spent the last few days of December imagining what kind ...

Gov. Murphy Unveils Ethics Reforms During Visit to Rutgers

February 20, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy said he and his staff have been practically building a shrine around a fine bottle of bourbon he received as a gift.

Here's the sobering truth, though: Murphy and his fellow executive branch employees are exempt by state law from taking one drop, let alone accepting any gifts that are related to their public duties.

"We are in the process ...