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Greta's Run 2022: Imagine Leading 9th Annual 5K Run, Adding ‘Memory Walk’

May 17, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — For the first time in two years, an annual 5-kilometer race started in memory of a Westfield High School freshman who died suddenly will happen in person.

What’s New? New to the race this year is a 0.6-mile “Memory Walk” where families can walk in memory of anyone who has died, organizers announced. Registrants for the walk can purchase a sign ...

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Barnes Blake

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 17-year-old junior was the top scoring golfer in a county competition last week, one in a series of successes he has secured for the Westfield High School golf team this season.

Westfield High School junior Barnes Blake won the top placement at the Union County Tournament at Echo Lake May 5. Blake is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield ...

Boys LAX: Westfield Defeats Scotch Plains-Fanwood in Thrilling Semifinal Match

CLARK, NJ — It's a scene that is very familiar to fans of the Raiders and the Blue Devils: Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Westfield in a seesaw battle with Union County Tournament advancement at stake. 

Only this time, it was not a soccer match at Arthur L. Johnson High School, it was a high stakes lacrosse game between two rivals that just wouldn't quit.

In the first half, ...

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Jillian Isaacman

WESTFIELD, NJ — With season highlights that include placing first overall in an exciting win over New Providence High School last month, the captain of Westfield High School’s varsity golf team has proven to be an invaluable contributor to the Blue Devils.

Westfield High School junior Jillian Isaacman is described by her coach, Jayne Summers, as dedicated and hardworking. Isaacman, ...

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Aden Brooks

WESTFIELD, NJ — The catcher helped the Westfield High School softball team secure a 5-4 win against St. Thomas Aquinas Saturday and is guiding her younger teammates as the season progresses.

An 18-year-old senior and team captain, Aden Brooks is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield athlete of the week. She described the win against St. Thomas Aquinas as an ...

‘Making Great Memories’: Baseball, Softball Parade Returns to Westfield (VIDEO)

WESTFIELD, NJ — Saturday was a big day for little ballplayers in Westfield.

About 1,000 people marched from Mindowaskin Park to Gumbert Field cheering on their youth baseball and softball teams. The annual tradition returned to Westfield after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

“We probably had close to 1,000 people out here at the fields,” said Noah Ament, ...

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: James Haley

WESTFIELD, NJ — An attacker on the Westfield High School boys varsity lacrosse team, the senior has nine goals and 18 assists to his name this season.

James Haley secured five of those goals and one assist in the season’s first two games, and he is committed to play at Washington and Lee University next year, head coach William Wertheimer said. Haley, 18, is this week’s ...

Boys Soccer: Westfield Aims to Play Rival Team at Red Bulls Stadium in September

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield vs. Scotch Plains soccer rivalry is being taken to a new level: a Major League Soccer stadium.

The Red Bulls have invited Westfield and Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School soccer fans to Red Bull Arena for the professional team’s match on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. vs Orlando City SC.

Proceeds from the August match help the Blue Devils’ ...

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Colin Kavanagh

WESTFIELD, NJ — After breaking four school records this season and playing an essential role in advancing the Westfield High School Boys Swim Team to the NJSIAA state finals, Westfield High School junior Colin Kavanagh has had an unforgettable season.

Kavanagh beat two school records dating back to 1992 and 2010 and contributed to two relay records, his coach said. He is this ...

Westfield Girls Get a Flag Football League of Their Own

WESTFIELD, NJ — This fall, Westfield will launch its first girls flag football program.

When the Westfield’s Police Athletic League (PAL) offered girls in town the opportunity to participate in a flag football mini-camp in the fall, 74 girls attended. Now two spring mini-camps at Tamaques Park for rising second through seventh grade Westfield residents, on April ...


Westfield Area YMCA Devilfish Swimmer Sarah Maher Competes at Para Swimming World Series

May 14, 2022

Sarah Maher, a 16-year-old Devilfish swimmer, competed in the Para Swimming World Series held at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, IN from April 7-9. According to World Para Swimming, “Para swimming is open to male and female athletes in all eligible impairment groups who compete in backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, medley and relay events. Competition ...


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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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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 ...


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Austin George Habib, 90, passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2022, surrounded by his ...
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