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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

Become a Westfield Area Y Lifeguard

The Westfield Area Y is providing teens ages 16+ and adults the opportunity to become a leader by participating in a lifeguard training program.  The Y’s comprehensive, education-cent...

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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 Burglaries in Westfield and 'Road Rage' Incident

By THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS STAFF

October 17, 2013 at 3:48 PM

October 9, 2013 9:54 a.m.

An incident was reported in the 200 block of W. North Avenue of fraudulent checks. An individual passed a check totaling $1,890.00 for merchandise knowing the funds were insufficient.

October 9, 2013 1:30 p.m.

An incident of fraud was reported in the 500 block of Westfield Avenue. An individual attempted to obtain prescription medications by creating a false authorization.

October 9, 2013 5:58 p.m.

An incident was reported in the 200 block of E. Broad Street of fraudulent checks. An individual passed a check totaling $1,950.00 for merchandise knowing the funds were insufficient.

October 9, 2013 9:18 p.m.

Christopher Ford, 45, of East Orange was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Harrison Municipal Court in the amount of $200.00 pursuant to a call of a suspicious person in the area of the Southside Train Station. Mr. Ford was transported to Headquarters and processed. It was discovered that Mr. Ford had two other outstanding warrants out of Newark Municipal Court ($5,050.00) and Trenton Municipal Court ($2,500.00). Mr. Ford was subsequently released on his own recognizance on all warrants.

October 10, 2013 10:05 a.m.

In the 20 block of E. Broad Street, a commercial business was the victim of a burglary. Entry was made by way of a back door being pried open and approximately $1,400.00 in cash was removed. No suspect(s) at this time.

October 11, 2013 12:02 a.m.

Terrance T. Clemens, 38, of East Orange was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of South Avenue in Garwood Township. Clemens was transported to Westfield Police Headquarters where he was processed and released with a summons.

October 11, 2013 8:11 p.m.

Jullien Fernandez, 31, of Scotch Plains was arrested on the strength of the following warrants: East Brunswick Municipal Court warrants #E123964 ($250.00), #A-243505 ($250.00), 2012000221 ($500.00), Monroe Municipal Court warrant #E13-182 ($1,000.00), New Brunswick Municipal Court warrant #R109237 ($800.00), and Point Pleasant Beach Municipal Court warrant #PPC 55743 ($500.00). Total amount of bail $3,300.00. Mr. Fernandez was arrested on these warrants pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Lamberts Mill Road and Spruce Mill Lane. Fernandez was transported to Headquarters where he was processed and turned over to East Brunswick Police Department in lieu of bail.

October 12, 2013

Candice M. Bracuto, 21, of Rahway was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Central Avenue by Quimby Street. Bracuto was transported to Westfield Police Headquarters where she was processed and released with a summons.

October 12, 2013 11:19 p.m.

A resident in the area of Drummond Road reported a burglary to the residence which occurred between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on October 10, 2013. The residents returned home and observed a rear window screen was removed and placed on the rear porch. A check of the residence for any suspect(s) was negative. It appears that several pieces of jewelry were stolen. This matter is currently under investigation by the Westfield Police Department Detective Bureau.

October 12, 2013 3:00 p.m.

Gwen Tyler, 52, of Mount Vernon, NY and Shanita Burris, 27, of Uniondale, NY were arrested for shoplifting at a business in the 200 block of E. Broad Street. Tyler was additionally charged with obstructing the administration of the law and her bail was set at $25,000.00 (no 10% option). She had two additional warrants out of Paramus (bail totaling $3,485.00) and one out of Woodbridge (bail $110.00). Tyler was unable to post bail and was held pending transport to Union County Jail. Burris’ bail was set at $10,000.00 (no 10% option). She was also unable to post bail and was held pending transport to Union County Jail.

October 12, 2013 10:42 p.m.

A resident of the 100 block of Lincoln Road reports a burglary to the residence between the hours of 7:15 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. Actor(s) broke through a first floor window pane and then gained entry after unlocking and forcing open an adjacent casement window. Once inside, actor(s) proceeded upstairs and rummaged through several bedrooms. Unknown items stolen at this time.

October 13, 2013 4:45 p.m.

Wayne S. Augenstein, 66, of Clark was arrested for terroristic threats, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon pursuant to an investigation of a “road rage” incident that occurred on Rahway Avenue near Lamberts Mill Road. Augenstein was transported to Headquarters, processed and released on $10,000.00 w/ 10% ($1,000.00) bail.

October 15, 2013

Ms. Louise Latriano, 59, of Cranford was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, while conducting a traffic stop in Scotch Plains for a violation observed on Prospect Street. Ms. Latriano was transported to Westfield Police Headquarters for arrest processing without incident. She was released on her own recognizance with a scheduled first appearance date of October 24, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Westfield Municipal Court.

October 15, 2013 9:04 p.m.

A resident of the 100 block of Lincoln Road reports a burglary to the residence which occurred at some time within the last week. Subject(s) entered through a second floor French door after climbing onto a second floor balcony by unknown means. Subject(s) removed numerous items of jewelry and cash totaling approximately $11,400.00 from several second floor bedrooms.