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FEMA Has Opened a Disaster Relief Center in Elizabeth. Everything We Know About FEMA Aid

September 17, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officially opened a Disaster Relief Center (DRC) in Elizabeth on Thursday, September 16. The DRC is located at the O’Donnell Dempsey Senior Center on 618 Salem Avenue. The building is a Quonset hut, adjacent to one of the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth’s buildings: the O’Donnell-Dempsey ...

Milestones

Jimmy Arbes Heads to 2021 USGA-Mid Amateur Championship

September 17, 2021

Jimmy Arbes graduated Westfield High School as a two-time state champion golfer. Arbes went on to play for Rutgers University on a golf scholarship. Since then, Jimmy has become a father and stepfather, but remains highly competitive in amateur golf within the NJSGA and MGA sections.

Since qualifying and making the cut at the 2021 Met Open, Jimmy has qualified to compete in the 40th USGA ...

Letter: Mike Dardia is Leading with Kindness

September 25, 2021

I have known Mike Dardia for close to 10 years and I still remember the first time I heard his name. My husband had just come home from my oldest son’s first travel lacrosse tournament playing on a new team. The tournament weekend also happened to be on my son’s birthday. When my husband got home Sunday night he said to me, “I met the nicest people — Mike and Meredith ...

Candidate Statement: Candidate Shawn Mullen Discusses ‘Misinformation’ Issues

September 25, 2021

 A recent theme in the mayor’s remarks — whether on tax breaks for developers or the Edison fields project — is “misinformation.” In fact, if you search the town’s website for this word you’ll find several references pertaining to subjects like: the budget, historic preservation, PILOTs, deer management, bike lanes and affordable housing.

A ...

Groundwork Elizabeth Partners with Presbyterian Church in Westfield

September 25, 2021

During the week of June 28, 25 youth volunteers from the Presbyterian Church in Westfield (PCW) and their adult advisors worked with Groundwork Elizabeth at their MicroFarm in Elizabeth. 

“In February 2021, we were in a bind. For the past 30 years, PCW youth spent one week each summer on a domestic or international High School Mission Trip (HSMT), serving communities in ...

Karl Anthony Towns, Brandon Bielak Lead Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) Hall of Fame Class

METUCHEN, NJ -- NBA superstar Karl-Anthony Towns and Brandon Bielak, a current pitcher for the Houston Astros, are among the honorees for Saint Joseph High School's Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2021. A ceremony and dinner reception will take place at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club in Edison, NJ on Fri., Oct. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The list of inductees includes:

Craig ...

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5 Proven Tips To Use Email For Marketing Your Holiday Promotions

You have created a killer holiday promotion -- now it’s time to let people know about it! Email for marketing is the perfect vehicle for your message, but, like all vehicles, you have to know how to drive it.

Sending an email is easy, right? You’ve probably sent or received one within the last 10 minutes. But sending out a promotional message along with millions of other companies ...

Scenes from World Peace Day at Holy Trinity

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Students at Holy Trinity School in Westfield celebrated World Peace Day with an outdoor program that featured prayers for peace and songs such as "Let There Be Peace on Earth," led by vocal instructor Samantha Gambuzza.

Each grade made peace posters that were paraded through to outdoor ceremony. Additionally, the students made a mural of doves made into a giant ...

Community Conversations: Back to School

Children have headed back into the classroom, so be sure to check out this Community Conversation with pediatrician Walter Rosenfeld, MD, chair of Pediatrics at Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, who shares what parents need to know as their kids return to in-person learning, how we’re helping make schools safer and the ...

Accomplished Young Pipe Organist, Composer to Perform Fundraiser Concert at First Congregational Church

On Sunday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m., organist, composer, improvisor and Oberlin Conservatory student William Rehwinkel of Scotch Plains will perform an organ recital at First Congregational Church of Westfield, where he and his family are members.

Rehwinkel plays organ literature with a focus on German baroque and French 20th century composers. His original compositions take inspiration from ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Resident Scammed Out of Nearly $12K, Bikes Stolen, More

September 21, 2021

9/10/2021 at 5 p.m. — Fraud

A resident of the 1100 block of Boynton Avenue reported a fraud incident. According to the victim, he was contacted through an email by an unknown actor pretending to be a McAfee Antivirus Vendor. The actor advised the victim of an outstanding balance on his account and convinced him to provide his personal information and allow him remote access to his ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Explore Outdoors During Trips

EDISON -- Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison embarked on separate adventures during a one-day class trip day on Friday, Sept. 17. 

The sixth grade, led by coordinator Andrea Barnett and fellow advisors Susan Thompson and Tamica Van Dunk, visited Duke Farms in Hillsborough. Upon arrival, the group began the trip with a game of ...

COVID Home Testing an Eligible Medical Expense

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that the cost of home testing for COVID-19 is an eligible medical expense that can be paid or reimbursed under health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs), health savings accounts (HSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) or Archer medical savings accounts (Archer MSAs).

That is because the cost to diagnose COVID-19 is an ...

27 Homes Sold Sept. 12 -19 in Westfield Area

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

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The Uncertainty of Not Knowing

Many of us are feeling the anxiety of not knowing what is coming our way.  The current Covid-19 pandemic has heightened uncertainty over the economy, employment, finances, our government, relationships and of course our mental and physical health. It is natural to want to feel safe.  The fear of uncertainty can leave us very stressed, depressed and anxious.

Managing our anxiety ...

Focusing on Factors You CAN Control

Every investor normally has personal goals in mind that they would like to achieve. Although most non-retired adults have some savings, only 36% say their nest egg is “on track,” according to the Federal Reserve. Sometimes, those eager to boost retirement savings could become more aggressive and start considering more volatile assets in an attempt to achieve higher returns. Sadly, ...

'Year One' Captures Tensions of a Changing Society

UNION, NJ - After two years of closure, Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University has re-opened with a stirring production of Erik Gernand’s play, “Year One.”

The time is 1933, the place, a city in Germany.  As Germany rebuilds after the devastation of World War I, a close-knit family is caught up in the possibilities of new life under the Weimar Republic. The ...

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

Obituaries

Apr 23, 1929 - Jul 20, 2021
Longtime Westfield resident, Mr. Kenneth Brown (PaPaDo), passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at ...
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