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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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Today's Events

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 Neighborhood Council Offers Karate for Kids of All Abilities and More

By MILLICENT K. BRODY

April 10, 2014 at 12:01 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Neighborhood Council, a non-profit organization headquarted at 127 Cacciola Place, has been organizing more programs to serve and better the community, according to Program Coordinator Tamiko McDaniel.

The council’s recent activities include recreational trips, programs for children, fundraising events and health seminars and screenings for seniors.

“The Westfield Neighbohood Council is a private, non-profit community-based social service organization whose mission is to empower all members, children, youth and adults of the community through quality education and direct, hands-on outreach, as people strive with pride to reach their full human potential,” said Vice President Mary Withers, who has been actively involved in the program for many years.

On April 18, the council will launch “Self Defense, Karate and Safety Awareness” for kids that will run on Friday nights from April 18 to June 13.

Young people ages 5 to 21 with special needs can sign up for a class that runs from 5 p.m. until 5:40 p.m. Regular classes for children ages 5 to 16 will take place those evenings, as well.

To register your child, bring a $10 registration fee to the Neighborhood Council. Lessons cost $8 per student per class.

“Because I am a totally involved and concerned parent, I always want the best for my autistic son who, thankfully, is now seven years old,” said McDaniel. “I am filled with hope that our community will have a greater interest in promoting programs to benefit all special needs children. As a parent of a special needs child, I am looking forward to the day that I can easily take my son to a place where he will be able to participate with children his own age and social ability. Our goal is to always keep our boys and girls active and socially involved.”

“The Westfield Neighborhood Council is tax exempt and contributions are tax-deductible by federal and state law,” noted President Harold A. Cohen. “Visitors are always welcome. We always encourage folks to come and see what we have accomplished.”

For more information, call Withers at 908-616-9172.