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Union County Freeholders Learn the Costs of a Hudson River Rail Tunnel Shutdown

May 24, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – What would a partial shutdown of even one of the Hudson River Rail Tunnels look like?

According to Nat Bottigheimer, New Jersey Director for the Regional Plan Association (RPA), it would be a crisis.

Bottigheimer detailed the findings of the RPA to the Union County Freeholders in a presentation entitled “A Preventable Crisis” Thursday. The subject of the ...

Letter: Pick LaZare on June 4 in Democratic Primary

May 18, 2019

Dear Editor:

There is a hotly contested race on the Democratic ticket in this year's primary.  It's at the top of the ticket for New Jersey Assembly in Legislative District, LD 21, which includes Westfield.

Three women are running for two spots.  One of the candidates, Jill LaZare, has my vote.  Jill has a law practice in Summit and also works as a public defender in ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Drunken Driving, Drugs, Vehicle Break-ins, More

May 20, 2019

 May 6 at 6:15 p.m.

Crista S. Behlin, 29, of Elizabeth, was arrested on an outstanding municipal court warrant out of Winfield in the amount of $750 following a motor vehicle stop in the area of North Avenue near Elmer Street, police said. She was transported to Westfield Police Headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court appearance, police said.

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Alexis Santoro Receives the 2019 Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award

May 25, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – Alexis Santoro, a senior at Cranford High School, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award by the First Congregational Church of Westfield. The award is given annually to a young person who has been an outstanding advocate for human rights and the less fortunate.

Alexis is a senior at Cranford High School. She is actively involved in ...

Dealing with Prom Night Stress

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. 

It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

Recidivism Rate in New Jersey One of the Lowest in the Nation

May 23, 2019

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of hosting a visit from the Canadian Parole Board Chairperson Jennifer Oades. We had the opportunity to discuss best practices, compare our different parole processes and share some important common ground about our collective goal — striking a decisive balance between protecting our society through public safety supervision, while fostering the ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 27

Summary: On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the nurse who saves lives - even while on vacation, Newsweek names some Atlantic Health System medical centers among the world’s best, find out which vitamin can help protect your child’s bones and pets bring more than smiles to patients, hear the results of a surprising new study!

 

10 Homes Sold May 12 -May 19 2019 in Cranford Westfield, Fanwood, Mountainside &Scotch Plains

Ten Homes were sold May 12 through May 19, 2019, in Cranford, Westfield, Fanwood, Mountainside and Scotch Plains, according to the Garden State Multiple Listing Service.*

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Your Business Energy: Meet Suzanne Kimelman

One of our favorite things about Business Energy’s co-working and networking space is that we are able to bring together Westfield’s local entrepreneurs and experts from a wide range of fields, each with unique ideas and experiences to share. We learn something new from everyone who walks through the door at Business Energy, and we’re excited to feature some individual stories ...

Trade Wars One Year Later

Trade wars continue. The US recently ratcheted up the tax rate on $200bil of Chinese imports from 10% to 25%. The Chinese have retaliated by increasing the tax rate on $60bil of US goods from 5-10% up to 20-25%. Those industries already feeling the impact can expect more pressure on their profitability. Stock market indices have responded by selling off 4% from their recent peak.

Now ...

Use your 2018 Returns to Get Your 2019 Withholding Right

The biggest Tax Day is over — and before you put it out of your mind entirely, use the results from last year to plan for this year's better results. There are plenty of things that are under your control when it comes to tax results.

Checking and then adjusting your tax withholding can help make sure you don’t owe more tax than you were expecting. Being proactive helps you ...

Saint Joseph High School Crew Team Excelled at Mid-Atlantic Youth Championships

The Youth Double (Trent Tighelaar, Ian Hedin) came home with a gold medal and a qualification for the Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Florida marking the first time Saint Joe's has qualified in the program’s history. Only the top three boats of the event within the region receive a coveted spot at Youth Nationals which is held on June 6th.

The Youth Quad (Keaton ...

‘Skylight’ Takes Emotional Leap for Two Mismatched Lovers

PRINCETON, NJ – Kyra is living on the edge in an upstairs flat in north-west London. When her former employer, and lover, Tom, comes to see her, he is horrified that she will put up with such a sad, paint-peeling habitat.

But we learn, in David Hare’s fascinating “Skylight,” she is making a statement as well as finding fulfillment in teaching poor children in a rundown ...

UPDATE: Cat Lost in Westfield Comes Back

WESTFIELD, NJ – Grayson the cat strayed from his home on Summit Avenue over the weekend and by Tuesday had returned home.

 

"He was meowing outside our living room window," said Grayson's owner, Lora Kaprowski. "My daughter heard him because she was sleeping on the couch in the hopes of hearing him."
 

Westfield Area YMCA Achievers 21st Annual Banquet June 7

The Westfield Area YMCA, in collaboration with the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and Plainfield YMCA will host the 21st Annual Achievers Banquet on Friday, June 7, from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at The Westwood, 438 North Ave. in Garwood.

The evening will include a cocktail hour with live musical performances by students; dinner and dancing; an art auction and tricky tray.  The ...

Once You Turn 70 ½ This Tax Requirement May Apply to You. Here’s What You Need to Know.

If your retirement plan includes tax-advantaged accounts, there is a particular tax rule you should know about: required minimum distributions, or RMDs. This tax rule can be complicated, but the following commonly-asked questions can help you understand how it works and how it may apply to you.

 

Q: What are RMDs?

A: Required minimum distributions are retirement account withdrawals ...

Torah Thought for the Week: Holy Matrimony?

Holy Matrimony?

The first kohanim were Aaron (Moses' older brother) and his four sons. Together with their future descendents, they were chosen by G‑d to conduct the service in the Sanctuary as representatives of the entire people of Israel. Due to his sanctified position as a minister serving in G‑d’s Temple, the kohen may not come ...

Obituaries

May 15, 1965 - May 20, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Andrew John Calcagno, Attorney at Law, announce his ...
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Cranford Crossing Guard Hit While Crossing Student at Elementary School

May 23, 2019

CRANFORD, NJ — On Thursday morning at approximately 8:07 a.m., the Cranford Police Department responded to the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Blake Avenue for a reported motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.

The preliminary investigation revealed a Cranford school crossing guard was struck in the crosswalk by a 2003 Cadillac being operated by an 86-year-old man from Union ...