Trapped green heron saved in Lenape Park

WESTFIELD, NJ — A green heron was saved from a painful end in Lenape Park on April 15, when Union County volunteers and personnel came to the rescue and freed the bird from an errant fishing line. “Thanks to the quick thinking of our citizens and county employees, this graceful bird can continue to enrich […]

‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ a delight for all audiences

By Daniel Jackovino, Staff Writer WESTFIELD — Children of a certain age appear to be such natural actors. Clear evidence of this can be witnessed in Westfield this Friday and Saturday where a Hedgehog and Feather Theatre Co. adaptation of “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” based on the 1968 Roald Dahl children’s book of the same name, will […]

Northfield Bank Foundation donates $10,000 to Union County College Foundation for scholarships

CRANFORD – In support of scholarships for students, the Union County College Foundation was awarded $10,000 recently from the Northfield Bank Foundation to establish the Northfield Bank Annual Scholarship. The funds will be used to award five $2,000 scholarships in the 2013-2014 academic year to full-time students who reside in the Northfield Bank service area. Those communities are […]

Murder suspect remains in custody as police search for body of Cranford victim

UNION – Suspect Matthew Ballister III remained in the county jail this morning on $2 million bail but has refused to tell police where he dumped the slain body of his Cranford girlfriend, April Wyckoff. According to police sources, more than 100 law enforcement officers along with the Hudson County K-9 Unit, U.S. Park Police […]

First Baptist Church of Westfield dedicates new elevator

WESTFIELD — Over 100 people recently gathered at the First Baptist Church of Westfield, located at 170 Elm St., to dedicate their newly installed elevator. “The vision of our congregation to make our church building more accessible to all has been realized with the installation of our new elevator” stated the current Senior Minister the Reverend […]

WSL Halloween sale begin Oct. 8

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Service League Halloween Sale begins on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The WSL has compiled a huge assortment of traditional costumes and accessories as well as more unusual items for the creative customer to put together their own look.  Costumes are available in a variety of sizes for babies, teens and adults.  New […]

Westfield library holds interactive science show on Oct. 19

WESTFIELD — On Saturday, Oct. 19, the interactive science storytellers otherwise known as the Sciencetellers, will be presenting a show at Westfield Memorial Library. The Sciencetellers teach science to the kids in their audience by telling a lively, interactive and exciting story. At each of these thrilling shows, members of the audience can volunteer and […]