Creative Hands at Second Westfield Senior Citizens Housing are ‘Aging their own way’

Creative Hands at Second Westfield Senior Citizens Housing are ‘Aging their own way’

  WESTFIELD, NJ — The Creative Hands of Second Westfield Senior Citizens Housing is a group of residents who knit and crochet for any need in the surrounding community. They’ve recently donated lap blankets and shawls to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway. Donna Mancuso, who is the director of Marketing and Community Education […]

Rotary Club announces awards for organizers of recent fundraiser

Rotary Club announces awards for organizers of recent fundraiser

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Rotary Club fundraising Chairperson Tony LaPorta announced awards for organizers of the club’s recent Breakfast With the Bands fundraiser. The purpose of the event was to raise money for college scholarships to Westfield high school seniors and also to help the homeless veterans living at Lyons VA Medical Center. This is […]

Westfield Rotary inducts new member

Westfield Rotary inducts new member

WESTFIELD, NJ — On March 1, at the organization’s regular weekly meeting, the Rotary Club of Westfield inducted a new member, Betty Spiropoulos. Spiropoulos is the branch manager of Ocean First Bank on South Avenue in Westfield. Rotary is a networking and service club for businesspeople who wish to give back to their communities. Spiropoulos […]

Three Union County high schools capture basketball state championships

Three Union County high schools capture basketball state championships

UNION COUNTY, NJ — This has been a banner season for Union County basketball, with three schools capturing state championships last weekend and advancing to the final Tournament of Champions competition that is going on this week. The Roselle Catholic High School boys, Elizabeth High School boys and Westfield High School girls all won state […]

Westfield Area YMCA Flyers Track Club brings home team title

Westfield Area YMCA Flyers Track Club brings home team title

WESTFIELD, NJ — Eighteen Westfield Area YMCA Flyers Track Club athletes were among the nearly 500 athletes at the USA Track & Field New Jersey Junior Olympic Cross-Country Meet on Sunday, Nov. 7, at Central Park Playground in Morris Plains. The Flyers brought home one team win and four top 10 finishes. The girls 13- […]

Westfield Area YMCA students have a fun-filled fall

Westfield Area YMCA students have a fun-filled fall

UNION COUNTY — Westfield Area YMCA preschool and kindergarten students at the Robert and Virginia Bauer Family Branch YMCA in Westfield had a fun-filled fall learning experience with apples and pumpkins. They picked pumpkins at the school’s own pumpkin patch to take home. They were able to see how the pumpkin vines planted by previous […]

Westfield Area YMCA winter registration announced

Westfield Area YMCA winter registration announced

WESTFIELD, NJ — Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA winter program session begins on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 9 a.m., for full members and Monday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m., for basic members and nonmembers. The session runs Jan. 2 through Feb. 26. A printable version of the Winter Session Guide is available at www.westfieldynj.org. […]

Westfield Area YMCA students have a fun-filled fall

Westfield Area YMCA students have a fun-filled fall

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Westfield Area YMCA preschool and kindergarten students at the Robert and Virginia Bauer Family Branch YMCA in Westfield had a fun-filled fall learning experience with apples and pumpkins. They picked pumpkins at the school’s own pumpkin patch to take home. They were able to see how the pumpkin vines planted by […]

More than 525 unwanted guns are collected in buyback amnesty event

More than 525 unwanted guns are collected in buyback amnesty event

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County’s 2021 Gun Amnesty Buyback event was a success, with residents turning in more than 525 unwanted guns in exchange for rewards of as much as $250 per weapon. The countywide event was on Saturday, October 23, at locations in Elizabeth, Plainfield and Westfield. No questions were asked, and guns […]

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced $161.25 million in fiscal year 2022 municipal aid grants, with 541 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, according to an Oct. 26 press release. The competitive municipal aid […]

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