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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 ...

Law & Justice Religions And Spirituality

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 ...

1600 Rahway Avenue Westfield, NJ

Mon, January 20, 12:30 PM

The Presbyterian Church, Westfield

Dr. MLK Association’s 33rd Annual Interfaith ...

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 01/20/2020 12:30pm 01/20/2020 3:00pm America/New_York Dr. MLK Association’s 33rd Annual Interfaith Service

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Westfield will hold its 33rd Annual Interfaith Commemoration Service on Jan. 20, 2020.

This service will be hosted by The Presbyterian Church in Westfield located at 140 Mountain Ave. in Westfield where Rev. Jeremy Jinkins is Pastor.

The theme for the 2020 program year is Moving Our Community Forward in its Journey Toward Racial Justice. The ...

140 Mountain Ave Westfield, NJ

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Clark School Officials Warn Parents About Dangers of the ‘Skull Breaker Challenge’

February 24, 2020

CLARK, NJ — Clark School officials released a statement to parents and guardians throughout the district on Friday warning about a new and dangerous social media challenge sweeping the country. 

Superintendent Ed Grande referred to the latest viral fad as “a very dangerous trend known as the ‘Skull Breaker Challenge’ that is occurring through the social media ...

Letter: Westfield Should Be Further Along in its Recovery By Now

February 25, 2020

Recently, I found myself defending Mayor Brindle during a discussion with another concerned citizen regarding the town of Westfield 2019 budget review and the budget priorities for 2020. “I thought we were voting for and getting HBO,” she said. To which I replied, “That’s exactly what we got. Promises made, promises kept.”

Shelley Brindle’s former ...

Edison Intermediate School in Westfield Presents ‘Seussical’

February 26, 2020

Come one come all to one great show, a place where a Cat in a Hat cracks jokes and truffula trees grow. Come to a place where Whos can be heard and you can see an elephant that acts like a bird. Come to EIS’ spring musical, “Seussical.” Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, it promises to have the whole audience feffer feff feffing.

The musical shows off so ...

Boneparth: Understand Your Spending

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.

One of the most valuable things individuals can do to improve their finances is to know where their money is ...

7 Homes sold Feb. 16 — 23 in Westfield, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Garwood, Cranford

Seven homes were sold Feb. 16 through Feb. 23 in Westfield, Mountainside, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Garwood, according to the Garden State MLS.

TOWN                 ADDRESS             ...

Bringing Archdiocesan Vision to Life Within Parishes

In 2019, under the direction of Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, the Archdiocese launched Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead. This pastoral vision charts a positive path forward for the Archdiocese and its ministries.

One of the vision’s six pillars, “Parish Pastoral Planning,” challenges parishes to develop a strategic pastoral plan for the ...

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. and Sally 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 ...

The Potential Tax Benefits of Company Stock in Your 401(k) Plan

If you own a 401(k) that includes stock from your company, chances are you’ll someday need to decide what to do with it. This decision often comes into play for people who are retiring or otherwise leaving their employer. Whatever the case may be for you, it’s important to understand your options when determining whether and how to move company stock out of your 401(k). It’s ...

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 ...

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. 

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Westfield 8th Graders Attend Powerful Performance on Opioid Abuse

Members of the George Street Playhouse recently visited Edison Intermediate School to perform Anytown, a powerful musical about opioid abuse and its impact on teens and families.

Anytown tells the story of a fictional high school star athlete with “a 4.0 GPA and limitless potential” who becomes addicted to prescription painkillers after a boy she likes offers her “one little ...

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 ...

Newark's Top Cop Warns Suburbanites to Lock Their Cars

February 25, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Newark's Public Safety Director said he believes criminal incidents in Newark can be reduced if people living in the suburbs would be more diligent in locking their vehicles and taking the key fobs with them after parking.

“Cars are being stolen from the suburbs and surrounding cities are being used in criminal incidents in Newark,” Director ...