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Synopsis of a Westfield Board of Education Meeting

April 16, 2015

VIOLENCE, VANDALISM, SUBSTANCE ABUSE & HIB REPORT The State requires school districts to report on Violence, Vandalism, and Substance Abuse and Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HI...

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Police Blotter

In Westfield, Several Claims Of Fraud And Identity Theft Reported

April 22, 2015

April 21, 2015 4:20 p.m. Elizabeth Tedeschi, age 47, of Westfield responded to Westfield police department to satisfy an active traffic warrant issued by Westfield municipal court. The subje...

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Columns

Connecting Commerce and Community

GWACC Spring Fling

It’s that time of year again! Spring has sprung, and it is time for the 21st Annual Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Fling. The event will be held on the streets o...

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ViaNutrition

The 11 Commandments of Nutrition

Focus on eating nutrient dense food, not counting calories. This sounds counterintuitive but most nutrient-dense foods are not high in calories. Get your nutrients from foods, not supp...

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Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Get the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift at Evalyn Dunn Gallery

You must stop into Evalyn Dunn Gallery to see their great new gifts that have arrived just in time for Mother's Day. The gallery has expanded their jewelry department to include four new lin...

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Monday with Millicent

Mark Your Calendars for Girls’ Night Out in Westfield, April 23!

No matter what, Thursday, April 23, 2015 is the date you are due in Downtown Westfield for their grand and glorious Girls’ Night Out. From 5 to 9 p.m., you’re welcome to come and enj...

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Westfield Area Y

New 'Move it and Lose it' Coaching Program Launches at the Westfield Area Y

The Westfield Area Y is pleased to announce “Move It and Lose It,” an 8-week coaching program designed to motivate participants to success through teamwork. Participants will pic...

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In the Schools

Westfield High School Earns 6 Award Nominations for Fall Drama

The cast and crew of Westfield High School’s fall drama, "The Laramie Project," has been notified that the production received six Montclair State University "Theatre Night ...

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Westfield Boys Basketball Hits Foul Shots In the Fourth To Get Past Gov. Livingston, 45-36

By BOBBIE PEER

January 26, 2014 at 12:12 PM

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Westfield's Chris Wright scored a game high 15 points leading Westfield Boys Basketball to a 45-36 victory over GL on Saturday afternoon in a make-up game from Tuesday's snow cancelation.  

The game belonged to either team in the first-half with Westfield maintaining a slight lead throughout.  Both teams kept pressure causing turnovers and low scoring opportunities.  

It was GL's John Iorio that lit the boards for GL scoring  5 points in the first-half keeping GL within Westfield's reach.  GL moved the ball but Westfield's tight defense denied them of shots. Wright sank two foul shots for Westfield to lead GL at half-time, 18-14. 

Rob Imbalzano opened the third by sinking a shot from the top of the key bringing GL within two.  Both teams traded baskets early in the third. It was Westfield's critical rebounds, defensive pressure and steals that found them in a 10 point lead with 2:46 left in the third.  

GL maintained their own defensive fight; Wills with a steal and Imbalzano with an impressive block keeping Westfield from increasing their lead.  

The offensive momentum shifted when senior Patrick Mahoney sank a 3-pointer with 1:30 left in the third followed by Imbalzano's 3-pointer from a rebound by John Wills.  The run continued with a rebound score by Javon Reis-Wilson.   GL found them self within three points of the lead at the end of the third, 34-31.

GL kept the run going, opening the fourth with Imbalzano's second 3-pointer to tie the game.  

We needed to come out in the fourth quarter and find the defense that worked earlier in the game said Westfield senior Chris Wright, the 6' 9"  transfer from St. Peter's Prep, who is now playing after sitting out his requirement of 30 days. 

Despite the Highlander's game changing second-half run, the Blue Devils were able to hold the Highlanders to 5 points in the fourth quarter.  Dylan Elliott and David Kane capitalized on foul opportunities in the fourth, sinking a combined 5 out of 7 shots from the line in the 45-36 Westfield victory.

 Gov. Livingston and Westfield will rematch Tuesday, Jan. 28 in Westfield at 4 p.m.