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Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield

Learning Hebrew: Ulpan Beginners Level 2 in ...

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Ulpan Beginners Level 2 at the Union County Torah Center - Chabad

The Union County Torah Center - Chabad at 111 Laurel Place in Westfield will be hosting a Ulpan Beginners Level 2 on Mondays 7:30 to 8:30pm starting July 15-August 26.

The style of the class is an active, hands-on approach towards basic conversational Hebrew, reading and writing. Students will learn slang, listen to songs ...

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Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation 5K Raises Thousands to Combat Substance Abuse

October 16, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Since 2001, the Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation has raised more than $125,000 for scholarships and youth activities.

The foundation, which “facilitate[s] resources to support and enhance academic, athletic, [and] altruistic opportunities for young people” according to its website, was founded in memory of Ryan Patrick Faella, who died in 2000 when he was ...

Letter: Please Support Rob Benacchio For Town Council, First Ward

October 23, 2019

I am writing in support of Rob Benacchio for Town Council and to urge my First Ward neighbors to support him too. In the years I’ve known Rob, I’ve admired and appreciated his genuine love of our town and dedication to its success and well being.

I had the pleasure of sitting with Rob for several years on the Zoning Board of Adjustment where Rob still serves the town as a board ...

Candidate Statement: Revitalizing Our Downtown

October 21, 2019

One of the many things that attracted Maria and me to Westfield was the old-world charm of our Downtown. One morning while we were house hunting, we grabbed breakfast at Vicki’s Diner, and it just felt right. We always imagined that as our kids got older, they’d spend time downtown with their friends after school and during the summers.

Unfortunately, over the past few years ...

Paintings by Francesca Azzara of Westfield on Exhibit in Elizabeth

October 23, 2019

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of paintings by Francesca Azzara in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth.

A selection of her work entitled “An Artist’s Journey” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until December 27th. Gallery hours are 8:30 ...

All About Air Filters

Air filters are out of sight and, typically, out of mind. However, they’re an important part of your HVAC system that requires your attention. Air filters not only help keep your equipment clean and free of debris, but also help to keep indoor air clean. Filters should be changed regularly. We recommend changing them every 1 to 3 months.

Getting the right filter

There are a ...

17 Homes Sold Oct. 13 — Oct. 20 in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside

Seventeen homes were sold Oct. 11 through Oct. 20 in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Garwood and Mountainiside.*

TOWN                  ADDRESS                STYLE ...

Westfield Area YMCA Kindergarten Class Visits Fire Department

October is Fire Prevention Month, and the Westfield Area YMCA full-day Kindergarten class recently took a walking trip from the Bauer Branch to the Westfield Fire Department on North Avenue. 

A fireman showed the students the trucks, equipment and the big map where all the calls come in.  The fireman also showed them how they slide down the pole when they get a call and how their ...

Does Rutgers Pay Too Much to Fired Coaches, Athletic Directors, and Academic Administrators?

Does Rutgers pay too much to fired coaches, athletic directors, and academic administrators? 

Everyone loves a good college football game. Last season (2018), the Rutgers Scarlet Knights record in the Big Ten Conference was a dismal 1-11. And this year does not look much better. Yeah, Rutgers is in the same league with some heavy hitters like Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan. But, ...

Charity Spotlight: Westfield United Fund

This month's Charity Spotlight recipient is the Westfield United Fund, an 80-year-old organization which last year supported 19 area charitable organizations, helping area residents in need from children to seniors in such areas as special needs, domestic violence and behavioral health. If you wish to help a diverse group of charities but lack the time to find them, the Fund is a great way to ...

New Jersey’s New Wage Law Protects Employees from Theft

In August of this year, the New Jersey Legislature enacted a new wage theft law that is considered one of the strongest in the nation. This is very good news for employees who work in the State of New Jersey.

If your employer does not pay you, or pays you less than you are owed in wages or benefits the new law provides you with the means to obtain justice in the courts.

The Employer ...

Planning to Build Your Dream Home? Here Are Some Steps to Prepare.

As a financial advisor, I’ve worked with many clients as they plan for their dream home and gleaned insights on the process along the way. Building a home can be an exciting, but challenging time. It takes a plan with realistic timelines, budgets and expectations to stay on track and keep your sanity through what can feel like an overwhelming process. If building a home is on your bucket ...

Molecular Biologist Provides Real Life Connections to 7th Grade Science Unit at Roosevelt

Seventh graders at Roosevelt Intermediate School recently were visited by a molecular biologist who provided real life connections to a science unit on metabolic reactions in the human body in which the students explore a case study of a middle school girl and the specific symptoms she reports to her doctor.

“Some viruses live better in cold temperatures,” said Dr. Mary ...

More Changes to Over Time Rules

Employees who make less than $35,568 are now eligible for overtime pay under a final rule issued recently by the U.S. Department of Labor. The new rate will take effect Jan. 1, 2020.

To be exempt from overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, employees must be paid a salary of at least the threshold amount and meet certain duties tests. If they are paid ...

The Shame of It: When You Are in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Shame is corrosive.  It eats away at a person’s dignity, pride, and self-respect.  Unfortunately, many individuals become embroiled in shame-based relationships or emotional abusive relationships that feature daily episodes of humiliation.  Emotional abusive relationships are dehumanizing.  Each of us deserves to be treated with respect, no matter what the nature of our ...

State’s Largest Bus Network — Bigger and Better Than Ever

In previous editions of NJ TRANSIT: Moving Forward, I outlined several major investments we have made — and are aggressively continuing to make — in equipment and personnel to provide a better experience for commuters and other riders of the nation’s largest statewide public transit system. In this and upcoming issues, I’d like to take a more in-depth look at some of ...

Union County, Overlook Medical Center to host Women's Health Fair in Union

Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has partnered with the Union County Office on Women for a Women’s Health Fair on Oct 23 near Kean University in Union. The event will include health screenings and an educational fair from 8:00am to 11:00am, with a panel discussion by seven prominent women physicians who will discuss a variety of women's health topics from 9:00am ...

Tax Tips for the Private Investor

Winston Churchill once declared, “There is no such thing as a good tax.”  While the argument for or against Churchill’s thoughts on taxes is best left for another article, we would argue that there is such thing as a good tax strategy.  In fact, there are several tax strategies a prudent investor could employ to ensure they are maximizing the benefits laid out by the ...

'Chasing Rainbows' at Paper Mill Explores Garland's Early Career

MILLBURN, NJ  - Judy Garland has made an amazing comeback, with both this charming musical at Paper Mill Playhouse and the new film starring Renee Zellweger. It’s also the anniversary of ‘The Wizard of Oz,” a film that never seems to lose its appeal. Garland’s early career is the focus of “Chasing Rainbows, The Road to Oz.”

Ruby Rakos is a sound choice ...

Summertime Renovations Improve Overall Learning Environment for Students at Saint Joseph

The Zenga Library and Media Center, Brother Clifford O’Neil, S.C. Hall, and the Campus Store were renovated over the summer as part of Saint Joe’s continuing efforts to offer the best possible learning environments for the students.

 A major change in the Media Center was the addition of the Economics Lab, which has a three flat-screen TV’s and a stock ticker that ...

Dog Found on Fairfield Circle in Westfield Thursday Reunited With Owner

Updated Oct. 20

This dog was found alone on Fairfield Circle in Westfield Thursday morning and has since been reunited with its owner.

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Double for Your Trouble: After Montclair Educators Didn't Get Paid, Then Some Mistakenly Got Double

October 18, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ — More than 1,100 employees of the Montclair School District didn't receive their direct deposit pay on Tuesday. Before the end of the day, the school district had remedied the error, but then a new problem emerged when, the very next day, some Montclair School staff then received a second direct deposit in their accounts, giving them double pay.

This comes on the heels ...