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Synopsis of a Westfield Board of Education Meeting on March 17

March 19, 2015

2015-2016 BUDGET PRESENTATION Technology Paul Pineiro, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, led the discussion regarding how technology affects our classrooms and ult...

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Today's Events

Police Blotter

In Westfield, Vehicle Reported Stolen, Drug Arrest

March 25, 2015

Mar 24, 2015 5:38 p.m. A resident in the 0-100 block of Gallowae reports an identity theft by unknown actor(s). Actor(s) fraudulently filed a tax return using the victim’s social secur...

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Columns

Experts of H.O.M.E.

Make your Home Spring-Ready

Here are some tips to get your home ready for Spring as we start to thaw: As the snow and ice finally melt, check along the foundations for any cracks or signs of damage. Small crac...

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In the Schools

Westfield Teacher Returns from National Ed-Tech Conference with New Instructional Strategies

Jeanine Gottko, K-5 Master Technology Teacher in the Westfield Public Schools, was among more than 9,000 educators, administrators and technologists from all 50 states and more than 40 countries...

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Employment Law

Super Lawyers Magazine Chooses Fred Shahrooz-Scampato

The firm is proud to announce that Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, Esquire, has been chosen for a second year in a row, to receive the distinguished honor of Employment Litigation: Plaintiff by Super La...

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BH Sports Training/BrawlHouse: The Water Cooler

Mobility Clinic for CrossFit Athletes

CrossFit Westfield and FLO Fitness are excited to announce a special mobility clinic on April 19th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.  Chris Flores will spend 90 minutes going through his R.D.A. Pro...

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Westfield Area Y

Swim Clinics and More Offered Over Spring Break

The Westfield Area Y is hosting a spring break “stay-cation” at the Main Y facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield.  From April 2 through April 11, interested participants can e...

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Weltman Home Services

Want Under The Kitchen Counter Lighting?

Call 888 WELTMAN to set up your appointment today!

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Talking About Grief

Talking about Death and Dying at Local Conversation Cafe - Sponsored by Summit Medical Group, My Gift of Grace and Atlantic Health System

Ever considered a dinner conversation about end of life but haven't been able to have it? Ever consider that this conversation could actually be fun and interesting? Then consider joining Im...

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Monday with Millicent

Let's Go Out to Eat: Water and Wine

Water & Wine in Watchung will celebrate its eleventh year of service during the month of  August, 2015. Along with La Griglia in Kenilworth, these restaurants are the pride and joy of p...

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Cory Booker Visits Westfield to Endorse Dave Haas for Mayor

By JACKIE LIEBERMAN

April 21, 2013 at 9:17 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ — About 150 supporters of Dave Haas for mayor of Westfield came to the home of Janice Siegel and Lloyd Marks in Westfield April 21 for a fundraiser that featured Newark's Mayor Cory Booker.

“You’ve got the guy,” said Booker.

The crowd booed when Booker noted that Mayor Andy Skibitsky has not joined Mayors Against Illegal Guns, as Haas has said he would.  

“It’s been a phenomenal turnout,” Haas said to a standing-room only crowd that cheered when he spoke of a need for fresh ideas in Westfield now.

“We have a downtown that’s just fantastic, but the internet has changed how people shop,” said Haas. In discussing how the town can help local businesses succeed, he spoke of Kidville, a new business downtown that will offer a boutique, classes for both children and parents and children’s parties, and how it took the zoning board six months to approve this new business.

Haas spoke about the need to address gun violence. And he spoke about wanting to find ways to save the town money while restoring services and safety personnel such as firefighters, police and crossing guards that have been downsized over the years.

“We have to have fresh ideas about where to get new revenue and where to save, as well,” Haas told the crowd. “We need to bring in fresh ideas on how to run this town and how to share services.”

Mitch Slater, a member of the Westfield Board of Education, told TAP that evening, “The reason I’m supporting Dave, besides being a Democrat, is because he’s willing to sign Mayor Bloomberg’s gun laws initiative.”

He added, “All I care about is the kids in this town and the safety of the schools. If something positive can be done, I’m all for it.”