Linden teacher of many talents selected as NJ exemplary educator

Linden teacher of many talents selected as NJ exemplary educator

LINDEN — Versatile Linden teacher Walter Schweikardt has been selected as an exemplary educator by the New Jersey Department of Education. He is one of just 93 teachers across the state who are being honored for 2020. He joins Linden School No. 1 fifth-grade teacher Amy Maloney in being honored. “Congratulations to Mr. Schweikardt for […]

Mount Saint Mary senior from Westfield qualifies for equestrian championships

Mount Saint Mary senior from Westfield qualifies for equestrian championships

WESTFIELD, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 27, Mount Saint Mary Academy senior Hannah Cherry, Class of 2021, participated in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Regional Championships. As a member and co-captain of the True Heart Equestrian Team that Mount Saint Mary Academy has collaborated with for the MSMA Equestrian Club Team, Cherry competed in five horse […]

Kumpf students sell bracelets to raise money for their classmate

Kumpf students sell bracelets to raise money for their classmate

CLARK — In the past three weeks, Jennifer Barbera’s class at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School has been working on a bracelet fundraiser to support Julia Morreale, one of the class’s students who is currently undergoing cancer treatment in California. Barbera, her students and her paraprofessionals have been working very hard at raising awareness for […]

George and Martha Washington visit Westfield classroom

George and Martha Washington visit Westfield classroom

WESTFIELD, NJ — To celebrate the president’s recent birthday, George and Martha Washington ‘visited’ with the Westfield Area YMCA kindergartners. The children caught them up on what changes they could expect to find in our current century, including indoor plumbing, cars and Alexa.

New business opens in Garwood

New business opens in Garwood

GARWOOD, NJ — Underground Nutrition recently opened at 331 South Ave. in Garwood. Pictured from left are Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Gene Jannotti, GWACC Vice President and Garwood business liaison Carol Kearney, GWACC Vice President Jim Mooney, Garwood Mayor Sara Tedesco, Underground Nutrition co-owners Scott Lasher and Alan Collins, and GWACC board […]

Clark concludes its winter recreational basketball season with medals

Clark concludes its winter recreational basketball season with medals

CLARK, NJ — The Clark Recreation Department completed its winter recreational basketball season on Saturday, Feb. 28, and team players were presented with their medals. Clark was one of just a handful of towns that allowed a basketball season to take place. Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo said he was happy to say “not one incident […]

Sensory communication kits deployed in police officers’ vehicles

Sensory communication kits deployed in police officers’ vehicles

CRANFORD, NJ — A forward-thinking police officer, a generous Cranford-based business and the Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit combined efforts to create and deploy sensory communication kits in all primary radio cars in Cranford. “The sensory communication kits are intended to improve relationships and mitigate communication barriers between our officers and those individuals in our […]

Menendez, Booker announce $407K to support NJ firefighters, including in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ — On Feb. 22, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker announced $407,778.57 in federal funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ensure fire departments across New Jersey have the resources to purchase personal protective equipment and other related supplies. This funding was secured […]