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Residents Petition Against Plans for Westfield Apartments. See New Renderings

May 11, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — A developer’s plan to build a 64-unit apartment building on a residential street in downtown Westfield continues to draw criticism from residents and support from the town’s government that on Tuesday defended its role in the redevelopment process.

Opponents of the development, known as the Sophia, voiced their opposition during the town council meeting and ...

Westfield Lord & Taylor Developer Will Establish ‘Preview Center,’ Display Plans

WESTFIELD, NJ — A space that once housed a clothing retailer on Elm Street is anticipated to serve as a center for a developer to present its plans for the former Lord & Taylor and train station parking lot properties.

The planning board on Monday approved an amendment to the Downtown Westfield Scattered Site Redevelopment Plan that would allow the property at 76 Elm Street, the ...

Westfield Planning Board Approves 10 Housing Units on .41 Acres

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Planning Board on Monday approved an amended application for a 10-unit residential building at 440 North Ave. East.

Amendments to the application, which the board authorized in May 2021, include variances for the building’s lot coverage and setbacks.

The building is planned for a vacant site where the White Diamond Diner stood decades ago, next to ...

Former Westfield Councilman Joins Residents in Opposing Apartment Plans

WESTFIELD, NJ — Former Westfield Councilman Jim Boyes joined a chorus of town residents at Tuesday’s council meeting in opposing plans for a 64-unit apartment building on the corner of Prospect Street and Ferris Place.

The councilman represented Ward 1, where the development would be located, before resigning on April 12.

Boyes said he resigned because he was advised to recuse ...

Westfield Councilman Shares Early Look at Lord & Taylor, Train Lot Redevelopment

WESTFIELD, NJ — Details shared by a Westfield Councilman Tuesday show plans to convert the Lord & Taylor building on North Avenue into office and retail space while adding residential buildings to each side of the structure.

In a Facebook post, Councilman Mark LoGrippo said the plans are still being discussed and are subject to change prior to their anticipated release in July. A ...

Westfield Planning Board OKs 40 Housing Units on 1.6 Acres

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 40-unit building with three floors of housing on top of 80 parking spaces is slated for a 1.62-acre site on North Avenue following the Westfield Planning Board’s approval Monday.

The board approved the application for 34 market rate units and six affordable units at 526 North Avenue East following about 3 hours of testimony during which the applicant, Adoni ...

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Overturned Car Closes Intersection in Scotch Plains Monday Afternoon

May 16, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A car overturned in a crash near the corner of Forest Road and Westfield Avenue (near Fresh Mart) in downtown Scotch Plains on Monday afternoon. Police closed off the intersection around 5 p.m.

A witness who did not want to be identified said that the car sped around the corner and hit a parked car, then flipped and landed ...

Letter: Traffic Professional Weighs in on Proposed Prospect-Ferris Development Traffic Impact Study

May 16, 2022

I have had a 52-year career in consulting engineering specializing in traffic and transportation. I am a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers as well as the American Society of Civil Engineers. As a Westfield resident for 50 years, I am proud to have served on the Union County Transportation Advisory Board appointed by many Westfield mayors for ...

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Host Your Next Party At The Curious Heart in Westfield

May 17, 2022

Looking for a unique way to celebrate a special occassion? We are happy to host your next birthday party, girls night out,club workshop or baby/bridal shower. We offer a variety of different party ideas to entertain your guests. Here are some of the options to choose from:

Make Your Own Essential Oil Rollerball or Cream Blend
Make Your Own Body or Face Scrub
Make Your ...

23 Homes Sold May 7 -14 in Westfield Area

Information provided by Susan Massa Broker Associate Keller Williams Premier Properties 908-400-0778.

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Seniors Earn GMC Sportsmanship Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Athletes and teams from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison often receive recognition for outstanding sportsmanship. Earlier this spring, W+H seniors Zain Zaidi of Edison and Izabel Korycki of Colonia represented the school at the 21st Annual Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Banquet.

Zain and Izabel were selected as the W+H recipients and honored along with ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Tips on Manifesting and Getting Stuff Done

Ever wonder how some people seem to get so many things done in a short period of time?  Well, they probably know the secret to quickly manifesting their goals. There are tons of books out there on manifesting, but the truth is, you only need to be in tune with your own body to really achieve your goals and dreams. 

In the above video, I give you some tips on how to super ...

Westfield 5th Graders Qualify for National Geography Bee

Franklin 5th graders Henry Tuttle, Karl Westerling, Matt Taormina, James Holleran and Shaan Patel (not pictured) made it to the final rounds of the regional competition of the International Geography Bee while qualifying to compete in Nationals in June.

Essential Summer Water Safety Tips From the Westfield Area YMCA

National Water Safety Month is in May and is a kick-off for the summer season. This is the perfect time for parents and caregivers to reinforce the importance of water safety and equip kids and adults with the essential skills to keep them safe in and around water.

As “America’s Swim Instructor,” the YMCA teaches more than 1 million children invaluable water safety and ...

Is the Spike in Commodity Prices Sustainable?

For a glimpse of just how volatile commodities currently are, look at nickel markets. Prices doubled in early March. Then they fell sharply. Then the London Metals Exchange halted trading. In late March, the market for nickel — a key component in electric vehicle batteries and stainless steel products — reopened but with strict trading limits.

It’s just one example of how the ...

Who is Holy?

Who is holy? Is it the mystic in the mountains, the monk in the monastery, or the guru in the garage? Perhaps it is the lady with the crystal ball or the meditating yogi?

People today have fallen in love with Spirituality, Mysticism and Kabbalah. Great. I’ve even given a whole series of Kabbalah classes myself. Judaism is certainly rich in spirituality and the mystical ...

Holy Trinity Highlights the Arts

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Students at Holy Trinity School are showcasing their talents in music, art, and drama this spring after a hiatus of two years. 

On Apr. 6, students in the school instrumental program, under the direction of music teacher Mrs. Samantha Gambuzza, played a concert for the school community that afternoon and in the evening for parent/adult guests. Students played ...

Is An Emotional Affair Cheating?

An emotional affair is when you turn to a friend or co-worker for emotional (not physical) intimacy.  The seduction is that this person gives you what you feel that your spouse does not: support, ego boosts, playfulness, empathy, flirting, and understanding. This relationship begins in a very innocent way, yet you may begin to share more with this person than with your ...

Agent Spotlight: Kelly & Con Hartnett

Kelly and Con Hartnett, Sales Associates in the Livingston office, are a real estate power couple, ranking among the Top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents, nationwide. Kelly is an expert on the North Jersey market and one of BHHSNJ’s Certified Relocation Specialists. Whether you’re moving from the town over or crossing a few time zones, Kelly can guide you to your home of ...

Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Third Dog Bitten by Bear in Sparta

May 17, 2022

SPARTA, NJ —  A third dog has been attacked by a bear in Sparta. On Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. police said they got a call from residents on Meredith Drive. Their dog had received “a laceration” from a bear.

“The homeowner said the dogs were barking like they wanted to go out,” Lt. Jeff McCarrick said. He said when they let the dogs out they ...

Obituaries

Nov 28, 1931 - Jan 19, 2022
Austin George Habib, 90, passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2022, surrounded by his ...
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