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February 20, 2024

Downtown Westfield Corporation, in collaboration with Westfield’s Retail Advisory Board and HBC|Streetworks, successfully hosted the first peer-to-peer workshop of the year on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. The event, held at the One Westfield Place preview center on 76 Elm Street, brought together local ...

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The Westfield Foundation proudly announces the recipients of its first quarter 2024 grants underscoring our enduring dedication to community collaboration and sustained support for organizations funded for decades. The foundation's Trustees have greenlit four impactful projects that resonate with ...

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Happy 200 year double birthday! On Sunday, Feb. 18, Marilyn Hart (98) and brother-in-law Joe Schott (102) celebrated their joint birthdays, totaling 200 years. Marilyn had married David Hart, who had the same birthday as his sister Nancy Hart, who married Joe. The two couples only had two ...

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“Brooklyn ’76: A Novel” by local author Anthony Ausiello will be released on Feb. 20.  Anthony describes his debut novel as a funny, dark, and unsentimental family drama and coming-of-age story set against a working-class neighborhood on the brink of transformation. Anthony will be signing ...

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As the staff at Imagine prepare for the 11th Annual Greta’s Run for Imagine, they’re inviting children/youth in 4th through 12th grade to help design this year’s t-shirt! The 5K, Kids Fun Run and Memory Walk included over 1,000 participants last year. This year’s event will be held Sunday morning, ...

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Brian David Radbill, MD, MBA, FACP, a board-certified nephrologist and dynamic clinical executive, recently became Chief Medical Officer at Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System. As CMO at Overlook, Dr. Radbill is responsible for the clinical leadership of Overlook Medical ...

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The Center for Communication Disorders (CCD) at Kean University provided more than therapy to Gary Gerold when he began treatment there following a stroke in 2021. “The clinic gave him a little bit of his old self back,” said his daughter, Blair Gerold. “The social opportunity my dad found ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA Devilfish competed at the SAY (Summit Area YMCA) Deep Freeze at the Summit Area YMCA in Summit, NJ Feb. 2-4.   The team achieved additional YMCA Championship qualifying times including: three new National, 25 new State and 61 new Silver times.      Two new ...

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Kean University this week announced a dual degree program with Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) that will provide a faster pathway for aspiring pharmacists to earn their doctoral degrees close to home. This strategic initiative comes a week after Kean announced a similar agreement with ...

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Dive into the cutting-edge world of genetic research with Kean University Assistant Professor Matthew Niepielko, Ph.D., as he and his students study fruit flies to unlock solutions for infertility and sterility. Discover how this important research could pave the way for future medical ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ, and LONDON, ENGLAND — In the 1960s, over 1,500 Torah scrolls were found in a barn in Czechoslovakia. These scrolls — the first five books of the Bible, handwritten by specially trained scribes — had been gathered and stored after the Nazis destroyed the Jewish communities of ...

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The Union County Board of Elections advises Westfield residents that Tuesday, March 26 is the deadline for voter registration for the April 16, 2024 Annual School Board Election. The election will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting will take place at the regular polling locations, which can ...

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NJ Festival Orchestra’s presents Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti’s spellbinding suspense tale of marriage, madness and murder on Saturday, Feb. 17 in Springfield. Internationally acclaimed guest vocalists join Maestro Wroe and NJFO to present this haunting romantic thriller about a young and ...

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Kean University Associate Professor Jacquelyn Tuerk-Stonberg, Ph.D., will deliver a lecture exploring the world of magical amulets to ward off dangers and fears in ancient and medieval civilizations. Defense Against the Dark Arts, the inaugural lecture of a new, annual Art History Lecture Series, ...

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Plan a Valentine’s Day date at Splash of Thai in Westfield and treat your special someone to delicious, authentic Thai food.  Some of the restaurant’s most popular items include grilled spicy steak, rack of lamb, basil duck, pad Thai, drunken noodles, raw tuna rolls and Thai iced tea. Now ...

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The Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield (JLEP) is pleased to announce that in 2024 we will be awarding three $4,000 scholarships to college-bound women who reside in Union County and demonstrate a passion for volunteerism. The JLEP believes that volunteerism is a vital force in our community, ...

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Kean University’s College of Business and Public Management (CBPM) has vaulted itself into the company of elite business schools by achieving Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation – a feat achieved by less than 6% of business schools worldwide. In this video, ...

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Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, announced the groundbreaking treatment in 2023 of the first patient in the nation in a study to examine the effectiveness of using Chimeric Antigen Receptor CAR-T cells in the treatment of the autoimmune disease lupus. This ...

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Kean University students now have a faster path to earning a doctoral degree in pharmacy under a new dual degree agreement with Howard University that is designed to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to enter the healthcare field. Signed this week during Kean’s ongoing Black ...

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Kean Acting Associate Provost for Special Projects Jonathan Mercantini, Ph.D., a professor of history and expert on the American Revolution, was recently named to the New Jersey Historical Commission. Mercantini, who teaches an advanced history course at Kean, in a recent interview discussed the ...

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The Westfield High School varsity indoor guard traveled to Hillsborough High School on Saturday, Feb. 3, for a Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network competition. The guard finished in second place of six groups in the scholastic A class. This year's group is under the leadership of captains Ben Wisniewski ...

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Geologist and Kean University Assistant Professor Jun Cheng, Ph.D., takes us “down the shore” to discuss how the changing climate is impacting one of New Jersey’s most iconic and treasured landscapes: its beaches. Listen to Kean's Urban Impact on all major podcast platforms and ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA Devilfish competed at the HCY (Hunterdon County YMCA) Stingray Splash at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA in Perth Amboy, NJ, Jan. 13-14, 2024.     The Devilfish had 175 swimmers compete at this meet which brought together 10 YMCA swim teams from ...

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The Westfield Area YMCA Devilfish competed at the CAT (Cougar Aquatic Team) Winter Classic at the Jersey Aquatic Center in New Providence, NJ Dec. 15-17, 2023.   This mid-season meet brought together 20 USA Swimming and YMCA swim teams.   Congratulations to the following swimmers for 1st ...

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Every January, Catholic Schools across America celebrate Catholic Schools Week. This year’s theme was “United in Faith and Community.” St. Bartholomew Academy observed the week by welcoming new families, honoring others, and paying it forward. On Sunday, the Academy started the week with Mass, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced that income limits for the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) and the Senior Gold Prescription Discount drug assistance programs have increased by $10,000, making more older adults and individuals with ...

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Emmy winner, New York Times bestselling author and vegan foodie Tabitha Brown brought her upbeat message of authenticity - with a dash of cooking advice - to the Kean University President’s Distinguished Lecture series this week. Speaking in a sold-out auditorium with Kean students, faculty, ...

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Kean alumnus Robert Edmond relishes this time of year, when people flock to gyms determined to make good on their new year’s ‘get fit’ resolutions. Edmond owns a gym in West Orange, and building community around healthy habits is where he finds his bliss.  Edmond, who graduated from Kean in 2000 ...

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Scotch Plains – The JCC of Central NJ in Scotch Plains is hosting its annual Special Needs Resource Fair on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The JCC is located at 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. The goal of the Special Needs Resource Fair is to help individuals with ...

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