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UPDATED: MLK Day 2019 in Westfield - How You Can Participate

January 21, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — Due to freezing temperatures, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day March set for Monday morning has been called off, but the church service is still on, authorities said.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Westfield’s 32nd Interfaith Commemoration Service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Westfield, 125 Elmer St., starting at 1 p.m.

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Addicted to Your Smartphone? Experts Discuss Digital Detox in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – The brain chemical contributing to feelings of pleasure and satisfaction is produced as people scroll through social media feeds and answer messages on their smartphones.

Sean Foley, a social worker at Prevention Links, a Union County nonprofit fighting substance abuse, discussed the production of dopamine during a talk about the debilitating effects of smartphone ...

Two Westfield School Board Members Resign, Volunteers Sought

WESTFIELD, NJ – Following the resignations of two members, the Westfield Board of Education is seeking applicants to serve through the end of the year.

Charles Ostroff, who was re-elected in November, resigned earlier this week citing work commitments and Lynn Benner, who was elected in 2017, also stepped down this week, the school district announced Wednesday.

Ostroff cited ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Alumni Share Advice with Students

EDISON, NJ -- Six graduates from the Class of 2018 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in a panel discussion and answered questions about the college process and their transition from high school on Young Alumni College Day in the Berry Performing Arts Center. The discussion was moderated by Susan Swenson of Plainfield, Director of College Counseling.

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High-Scoring Westfield High School Students Earn Praise From Principal

WESTFIELD, NJ – Six Westfield High School students recently achieved the highest scores possible on portions of SAT and ACT standardized tests, the school district announced.

Citing their achievements, Westfield High School Principal Derrick Nelson congratulated the students.

“It speaks volumes about your abilities and your commitment to your education,” Nelson said in the ...

What's Too Much? Westfield Talk to Tackle Overuse of Cell Phones

Updated: 11:52 a.m. Jan. 7

The forum is called “This is Your Brain on Phones: Smartphone Overuse.”

WESTFIELD, NJ – Cell phones have become increasingly more powerful devices, with more features than some brains can handle.

This is among the topics set for discussion at an upcoming talk at the Westfield Public Library. The forum, organized by the ...

Social, Emotional Learning Among Top Westfield School District Goals, Super Says

WESTFIELD, NJ – Fostering social and emotional learning, improving the district’s website and establishing a database of former students are among goals the Westfield School District is working toward.

At the Board of Education’s Thursday meeting, Superintendent Margaret Dolan updated the board on the district’s progress in meeting those goals.

Social, ...

Westfield Board of Education Selects 2019 President, Vice President

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Board of Education has picked Peggy Oster and Amy Root to serve as its president and vice president in this year.

Gretchan Ohlig, who served as the board's president for the past three years, nominated Oster during the board’s reorganization meeting on Thursday.

“It has been a real pleasure and honor to serve as president of the board for three ...

Parting Westfield School Board Member Says He’ll Stay Close

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Board of Education said goodbye to Robert Garrison earlier this month.

Defeated in a close November election marked by significant financial backing, Garrison’s term expires at the end of December. 

“I’ll miss the board but believe me, I’m not going anywhere,” Garrison said at a December meeting. “My daughter is in third ...

When Will Westfield’s Board of Education Meet in First Half of 2019?

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Board of Education has set its meeting schedule for the first six months of 2019.

The school board is set to hold its reorganization meeting on Thursday, Jan. 3, and meet on the following Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are usually held in room 105 of the school district’s administration building at 302 Elm St.

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Entertain Senior Citizens at Highlands Care Facility

January 19, 2019

Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison continued their service learning initiative by performing for senior citizens at The Highlands long-term care facility in Edison.

Student performers included Abigail Ibironke of Piscataway, Hannah Yin of Scotch Plains, Vinay Karthik of Edison, Emily Cao of Edison, Aryan Janardhana of Edison, Samia Silver of Rahway, Anushka Dalal ...