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Op-Ed Westfield

September 12, 2022

As a mother, I used to think that artificial turf and rubber playground surfaces were a clever and attractive alternative to grass fields. As a scientist, however, I learned that my children were being exposed to unsafe chemicals without my knowledge or consent.  I recently wrote to the ...

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An historic athlete achievement at Westfield High School is detailed in the recently published “A Ball With No Points.” It was 50 years ago when history was established by a group of high school students, whose feats will forever be remembered, and unlikely to ever be matched. But if you get ...

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This article first appeared on REALLY??! a blog by freelance writer Jill Reed Siroty. In addition to writing, Jill is an adjunct instructor and academic advisor in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. She lives in Westfield with her husband and two sons. I am ...

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"Burning Embers" The fires burned. Burned for hours, weeks, months  years. Burnt everything in their path. Books. Houses. People.  The fires especially loved the people. Haze and smoke was normal. Inhaling the scent- the scent of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Close your eyes for a second and visualize the words “homecoming court.” If your stereotype is similar to mine, your mind immediately races to the good-looking, High School Musical kind of cheerleaders and jocks.  Out of all the positions available, winning one of two spots on ...

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