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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

NJ Perfect Home, Your Real Estate Source

Spring 2015 Real Estate Market Update

Although temperatures outside might not be exhibiting warmth, spring is here, and the real estate market is heating up! If you’re thinking about selling your home, now is a great time to a...

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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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In the Schools

Pi Day a Real Treat at Westfield Elementary School

A variety of pies were served by parents to third, fourth and fifth graders at Franklin Elementary School on March 13.  The occasion was national Pi Day, and besides a slice of pie, student...

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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

Westfield Area Y's 'Fun for Fours' Class Enjoys the Study of Animals

Children in Mrs. Zarember’s “Fun for Fours” class at the Y’s Preschool located at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue in Cranford recently finished their stu...

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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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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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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

Easter Sunday Dining Options

Perhaps you’re looking for a place to dine on Easter Sunday or any other Day? Enclosed is a group of restaurants for your dining pleasure. Do let me know if you’ve enjoyed your e...

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Westfield Schools Continue to Aid Sandy Victims with Upcoming Rock Concert and More

By PATRICIA HARRIS

January 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ—Efforts to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy continue in the Westfield school community, with the latest being a benefit rock concert to be held Friday, Jan. 25, at Westfield High School. The event is being organized by a team of students, faculty and staff members at the high school who met several months ago to discuss ways to help.

“One of those first ideas was a benefit concert, and it sparked a lot of excitement,” said Alexandra Palatucci, one of the main student organizers.

Through connections in the music industry, organizers reached out to four bands that have deep roots in the Westfield community. They are The Flying Dogs of Jupiter, Static Jacks, Hammond and Transit Radio. The bands were started locally or include graduates or current members of the school system.

“We’ve put a lot of work into the concert, and we’re extremely excited for the finished product,” Palatucci noted.

The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students in middle and high school. All proceeds will go towards relief efforts on the Jersey Shore as well as the high school’s Helping Hands Fund. Donations can be made out to Westfield High School.

Other relief efforts were announced at the Jan. 3 board of education meeting. Attempts to make the recent holidays a little brighter for Sandy victims included:

--On Dec. 18, Roosevelt Intermediate School’s Student Council presented the United Fund of Westfield’s Sandy Relief program with $856 raised for local victims of the storm.

 --Westfield’s High School’s Key Club raised $1,100 through its Stop the Clock fundraiser held at the high school. All the money is targeted for the Westfield United Fund’s Sandy Relief efforts. The club also held its annual craft fair for children, Winter Wonderland, on Dec. 15 with all proceeds going to the local Habitat for Humanity building programs.

--In addition to previous contributions to shore communities, families at Tamaques Elementary School donated dozens of holiday gifts and $750 in gift cards for families in the Atlantic Highlands who have been affected by the disaster.

--Through efforts led by Westfield High and Edison Intermediate schools, the community collected $5,000 worth of gift cards for Jersey Shore families. In addition, another $600 in donations, as well as several boxes of cleaning supplies, was given to a Barrier Island church that had been feeding and caring for hundreds of families for more than two months.

 --“A Jersey Shore Christmas” was organized by a niece of Linda King, the district’s supervisor of fine arts. District administrators, members of the fine arts department and the Westfield High School Choir contributed a total of $6,000 in toys, backpacks, school supplies and gift cards for families in Manahawkin, Seaside, Toms River and Silverton.