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Westfield Colonial for Sale September 27, 2018

555 Alden Avenue, Westfield

Beautifully landscaped 4 bedroom colonial in the "Gardens", near downtown Westfield.  The spacious main floor provides great flow for entertaining including the living room with wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, eat in kitchen with sliders to the deck and a first floor family room to relax and enjoy the wall of windows that bring the ...

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Fanwood Police Investigating Daytime Robbery at Martine Ave. Home

November 10, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ — Fanwood police are investigating a residential burglary in the 100 block of South Martine Avenue that occurred on Thursday, Nov. 8, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.. Entry was made by prying open a rear kitchen window.
"All residents are encourage to contact the Fanwood Police Department if they observe any suspicious activity, person or ...

Letter: A Hearty Thanks for AddamsFest 2018

November 10, 2018

To The Editor:


As a 30-year resident of Westfield, I would like to thank Mayor Brindle, the Town Council and Adrian Pastore for all of their efforts of putting together Addamsfest.


What a great way to honor the history of our town by celebrating one of its famous past residents with a series of exciting events that could be appreciated by all ages. Week-long ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Two Warrant Arrests

November 7, 2018

Nov. 6 at 1:38 a.m.

Westfield officers arrested Kaja Blown, 23, of South Plainfield at South Plainfield police department on an outstanding warrant out of Westfield Municipal Court, police said. The warrant was for $851, according to police. She was taken to Westfield Police headquarters, where she was processed pending a court date, police said.

Nov. 6 at 9 p.m.

Officers arrested David ...

Is Your Yard Winter-Ready?

November 12, 2018

As the winter months are soon approaching us, it’s important to get your property up to date and prepared for the cold weather. Scape-Abilities offers several different services to help you winterize your property.

Here are a few of those services that we offer:  Sprinkler Shut Down & Winterization/Leaf Removal Services/Fall Clean-up/ Season Wrap-up Services including ...

No One Can Make You Feel Guilty

We often think that others are responsible for making us feel guilty. This is not true.

Others may try to manipulate us by saying certain things to make us feel guilty and at times they are very effective in causing us self doubt. However, the reason that manipulators are able to make us feel guilty is that a part of us agree with their message and the doubt already exists in our head.

For ...

Dog Found in Westfield

Dog found running across Mountain Avenue in Westfield with her leash attached. Described as a very friendly little black dog. Taken to Westfield Police Department.

If you recognize her, call Westfield Police at 908-789-4000.

The Monster Lurking In Your Paycheck

Halloween may be over but, for certain taxpayers, there could be some spine-chilling moments ahead. With the tax reform bill passed at the very end of 2017, lower tax rates are in effect and you are likely seeing the benefits directly in your paycheck. Those larger amounts in your bank account, however, may be providing you with a false sense of security.

Indeed, the Federal income tax rates ...

Westfield 7th Graders Enjoy STEM Field Trip to Florida

WESTFIELD, NJ – Exploring computer graphics and animation at the Ringling College of Art and Design, studying marine life in the Gulf of Mexico and talking with a space shuttle astronaut were among the highlights of a STEM field trip to Florida embarked upon recently by a group of students and staff from Edison Intermediate School.

The trip, which ran Oct. 19 - 23, included a Saturday ...

The Matchmaker

Once upon a time, a pious Jew was traveling through the countryside in Eastern Europe. He came to a shtetl where the local schochet (ritual slaughterer) had just taken ill. The town butcher had no one to do the slaughtering and was desperate when he bumped into the visitor. The traveler looked pious and G‑d fearing (perhaps he wore a black hat and a beard) so the butcher ...

Pittsburgh Memorial Invocation

November 2, 2018

Rabbi Levi Block – Remarks & Prayer at Seton Hall Law School “Service of Remembrance–Tree of Life Synagogue,” Oct. 31, 2018

Dean Boozang, Father Gengaro, esteemed faculty members, members of the Jewish Law Students Association, Students of Seton Hall Law School, ladies and gentlemen:

Thank you for including me in today’s Service of Remembrance for ...

Four Common Money Mistakes

Financial professionals hear it all the time: “If I only knew then what I know now.” 

People seek advice once their mistakes have already been made, and they are looking for ways to fix them.  It’s a natural thing to do. But Millennials, Baby Boomers and all generations (yes, even kids) can benefit from basic financial education to avoid the “could ...

Rivero: Is That Dinner A Tax Deductible Expense?

Make sure you understand the new rules for what you can and cannot deduct for business expenses relative to entertaining clients. A new rule recently eliminated the deduction for expenses related to entertainment, amusement or recreation.

You can still deduct 50 percent of the cost of business meals if you or your employer are present and the food or beverages are within reason. These events ...

Walk In Sunshine: October is Infant Loss Awareness Month

As October whirls by and millions of children around the country get their Halloween costumes ready to go, there are many parents out there who will just have to imagine what Halloween would be like with their child that is no longer living. October is Infant Loss Awareness Month. Below, we discuss some details about these types of losses.

The loss of a child stings that much more during the ...

Frozen Pipe Bursts – Prevention & What To Do If It Occurs

Cold New Jersey winters can cause plumbing pipes to freeze and even burst, resulting in costly damage to your home. 

Why do pipes freeze and why should you care? 

Water expands as it freezes. When it expands inside a pipe it puts great pressure on the pipe, enough pressure to rupture most any pipe filled with water. A burst pipe will spill several hundred gallons of water per ...

15 Homes sold 10/26/18 thru 11/3/18 In Westfield, Fanwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Cranford

Fiftteen homes were sold Oct. 26 2018 through Nov. 3 2018 in Cranford Westfield Scotch Plains Mountainside and Fanwood.

TOWN                  ADDRESS             STYLE    ...

Worst October for Markets Since 2008 Offers Bargains for Investors

They say buy low, sell high. This month’s global sell off, with all major indices having reached correction territory, and several in brutal bear markets, is yielding mouthwatering bargains.

Let’s be clear, momentum traders, algo players, nervous nellies, and a whole host of non-fundamental players, indeed speculators, could force prices down to even lower levels.   ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!


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Morristown Medical Center Becomes First Hospital to Implement BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before.

While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long ...

Treelicious Orchards Celebrates Fall at their Annual Apple Festival & Benefit

November 4, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- A good time was had by all at the Apple Festival hosted by Treelicious Orchards this October. An annual event, the festival is a benefit for The Ben Samuels Children's Center for Inclusive Early Care and Education at Montclair State University.

Visitors picked their own apples at the peak of perfection, with six different varieties to choose from. The event also ...

Fairfield Police Warn of Increase in Misuse of ‘Catnip Cocktail’

November 11, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product.

Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid that is should be strictly used to sedate cats and should not to be consumed by ...