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Letters to the Editor

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

The Innovative Classroom

A Week in the Life of PARCC

During the month of March, Westfield High School, along with schools in 13 other states, participated in one of the most controversial educational moves to date — the implementation of of ...

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ViaNutrition

Getting Your Body in Balance for Optimum Fitness Results

What is going on? You eat pretty well, you exercise and still nothing is changing. Does this sound vaguely familiar? Well, the body is a complex machine, and the right balance of energy is neces...

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Westfield Area Y

Members of Westfield Area Y Flyers Win a National Championship and a Silver Medal at Indoor Track Championships

Three athletes from the Westfield Area Y Flyers Track Club recently competed in the AAU and USATF Track and Field National Indoor Championships. Benjamin Spergel competed in the AAU National...

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The Academic Coach

Strong Finish

All long distance runners know that a marathon doesn’t really start until the 20 mile mark. That’s the point at which the race gets really tough and many competitors “hit a wal...

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Ince Landscape Construction & Management

Did Winter Burn Compromise Your Trees and Shrubs?

Oh, winter!  It has been a long, cold winter this season, but spring is here and I am sure you are seeing the affects winter had on your trees and shrubs. As prepared as our landscape i...

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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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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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Multiple Car Break-ins on Westfield's Florida Street

By THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS STAFF

December 4, 2013 at 9:27 PM

November 26, 2013 7:05 a.m.

A resident of the 1700 block of Florida Street reported that unknown actor(s) entered her parked motor vehicle and ransacked the interior. Nothing was reported missing at time of report.

November 26, 2013 7:11 a.m.

A resident of the 1700 block of Florida Street reported unknown actor(s) entered his unlocked motor vehicle and removed $20.00 worth of items. There are no suspect(s) at this time.

November 26, 2013 7:24 a.m.

A resident of the 1700 block of Florida Street reported unknown actor(s) entered his parked motor vehicle and removed $45.00 worth of items. There are no suspect(s) at this time.

November 26, 2013 7:28 a.m.

A resident of the 1700 block of Florida Street reports that unknown actor(s) entered her unlocked parked motor vehicle outside her home and removed $55.00 in cash. No suspect(s) at this time.

November 26, 2013 11:23 a.m.

A resident within the 100 block of Barchester Way reported that unknown actor(s) attempted to fraudulently charge merchandise in the victim’s name on an account that she never opened. Total amount of attempted charges was $611.81.

November 26, 2013 12:42 p.m.

Jeffrey Cope, 44, of Somerset was arrested in the 400 block of Summit Avenue for possession of CDS (crack cocaine) and drug paraphernalia. Cope was released with summonses and a court date on December 6, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Union County Superior Court.

November 27, 2013 10:01 p.m.

Nathan G. Wilkerson, 42, of Scotch Plains was arrested in the area of Prospect Street by East Broad Street on the strength of the following Westfield Municipal Court warrant #E13-19718 in the amount of $500.00. Wilkerson was transported to Headquarters where he was processed and placed into cell #1 in lieu of bail.

November 28, 2013 11:41 a.m.

Cheryl Rosania, 62, of Westfield was arrested in the area of E. Broad Street near Prospect Street for driving while intoxicated pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Rosania was transported to Westfield Police Headquarters where she was processed and released to a sober adult.

November 29, 2013 1:59 a.m.

Daniel Rubenstein, 20, of Colonia was arrested in the area of Embree Crescent near Eaglecroft Road for driving while intoxicated pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Rubenstein was transported to Westfield Police Headquarters where he was processed and released to a sober adult.

November 29, 2013 4:41 p.m.

A resident of the 200 block of Golf Edge found a small, clear colored jewel (a possible diamond) at the intersection of Central Avenue/E. Broad Street.

November 30, 2013 8:04 p.m.

Randy Suarez, 31, of West New York, NJ was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant out of Westfield Municipal Court ($612.00) pursuant to a pick up at Ridgefield Police Department. Suarez was transported to Headquarters, processed and released on posted bail.

November 30, 2013 9:16 p.m.

A resident of the 500 block of Kimball Avenue reports theft of their address plaques which was located on the front lawn area of their residence. The plaque is described as a green-colored cast iron plaque with gold-colored marking upon it. The plaque had an approximate value of $100.00.

December 1, 2013 7:48 p.m.

Wakiem Davis, 31, of Newark was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant out of Westfield Municipal Court ($189.00) pursuant to a pick-up at East Orange Police Department. Davis was transported to Headquarters, processed and released on posted bail.

December 2, 2013 4:39 p.m.

Francis Smith, 41, of Cranford was arrested on the following outstanding warrants: criminal warrant out of Westfield Municipal Court ($928.00); traffic warrant out of Cranford Municipal Court ($375.00); traffic warrant out of Cranford Municipal Court ($375.00), totaling $1,628.00 bail; all pursuant to Union County police dropping subject off at Headquarters. Smith was processed and placed into cell #1 in lieu of bail.

December 3, 2013 9:34 a.m.

A resident in the 700 block of Knollwood Terrace stated she made an online purchase on a fictitious website totaling $324.53. When she tried to confirm the purchase via telephone with customer service from the actual company, no record was found. There are no suspect(s) at this time.