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Westfield Memorial Day Parade to Return, with Afternoon Picnic and Entertainment

May 16, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — COVID may have rained on Westfield’s Memorial Day parade for the past two years, but this May the town's observances are back and bigger than before.

The events May 30 honoring fallen heroes and those who served will begin with a Memorial Day service at the North Avenue Circle at 9 a.m., followed by a parade ending at Mindowaskin Park.

A service ...

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Westfield Celebrates 150 Years

WESTFIELD, NJ — Holy Trinity Catholic Church started holding Mass at the train station in Westfield 150 years ago. Today, the church is a thriving parish and school community that also runs a food pantry assisting hundreds of people each month.

The Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity was founded in September 1872, with its first services held in the south side train station to ...

Allyship, Voting Rights Top Speeches at MLK Service in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated here with song, prayer and speeches supporting social justice Monday.

Around 200 people marched from the MLK Monument in Westfield to Mindowaskin Park, where supporters prayed and listened to local leaders speak against hate and in support of social justice. Marchers carried signs with the words “Black ...

In Words and Song, Westfield Religious Leaders Shine Light After Bias Crimes (VIDEO)

WESTFIELD, NJ — As the saying goes, sunshine is the best disinfectant.

And the Westfield Clergy Association agrees.

Such is the motivation behind a video from the coalition of religious leaders in Westfield, which discusses common themes throughout the faiths in a message of hope, solidarity and healing following recent acts of hate in the community, which have come in the form ...

Homeland Grant Funds Security Measures at Synagogue in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Steel pipes filled with concrete were installed in front of a synagogue on East Broad Street earlier this month in what is the latest of security measures intended to keep congregants and staff of Temple Emanu-El safe, the religious institution said.

The bollards have been cemented into the ground on the front lawn of the temple and line its driveways. Funded by a 2020 ...

Westfield Menorah Lighting: Rabbis, Dancing, Doughnuts Brighten Night

WESTFIELD, NJ — The north side of the Westfield Train Station was a bit brighter Monday evening as community members gathered to light a menorah for the second night of Hanukkah.

In an event that drew around 150 people, families listened to the story of Hanukkah, noshed on jelly doughnuts, known as sufganiyot, and danced to traditional tunes at the 24th annual such lighting in ...

Westfield Woman Wraps 500 Mile Pilgrimage to Spain’s Famed Camino de Santiago

WESTFIELD, NJ — Not everyone can say they've completed a pilgrimage. But you can count among them Westfield's Lynne Ainge.

Beginning in St. Jean Pied-du-Port, France, Ainge traveled 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago, 330 of which she completed on foot, to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, completing an ancient pilgrimage that has attracted people from all over the world ...

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Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Westfield

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Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield

Lag B’omer Family Celebration

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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 ...

A Letter From Westfield Citizens For Right Sizing The Prospect Street & Ferris Place Development

May 18, 2022

We are residents in Westfield asking the Town Council to reduce the size and scope of the proposed Sophia apartment development on the corner of Prospect Street & Ferris Place.

The proposed four-story development includes 64 apartments and 96 parking spaces on less than one acre of property. 

We are not opposed to redevelopment; rather, we ask that this project ...

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Wed, May 18, 12:30 PM

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Motion is Lotion! Keep Joints Happy and Healthy

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Summer is Here and Ready for a Memorable 2022 in the LBI Region

May 18, 2022

After a soggy spring, everyone is looking to heat things up for Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer along the Jersey Coast. The weather is just one of many reasons to take a quick trip to 18 miles of beautiful beaches, scenic bays, and of course legendary Pinelands.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which operates a year-round visitor center in Ship Bottom; ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

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 Student Receives DAR Good Citizen Award

EDISON, NJ -- Gurinder Singh of Carteret, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, was among three local high school seniors to receive Good Citizen Awards from The Westfield Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR).

Each school selected one Good Citizen from their senior class based on Dependability (truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality), Service (cooperation, ...

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 ...

How To Change When It Feels Impossible

As a mental health and pain management coach, I spend a lot of time talking to my clients about managing chronic pain, chronic illness, and mental health struggles like depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, bipolar disorder, etc. 

In the process, I often hear, "I want to change Christina, but I just can't." My response is always, "well…you get to decide that." ...

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 ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Obituaries

Nov 28, 1931 - Jan 19, 2022
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