Westfield to mull survey results to decide on full-day kindergarten

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Education will dissect and digest surveys from nearly 1,000 respondents as to whether the district should consider expanding its kindergarten to a full-day program. The survey, which was available for several weeks and sought input from both educators and residents to determining the need for full-day kindergarten, concluded Nov. […]

Westfielder beats field of 200 to win Watchung horse show

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 16-year-old Westfield resident who began riding seven years ago claimed the top spot at the Watchung Stable 84th Fall Troop Horse Show last month. Emmie Reddy, atop Tucker, the horse she rode in the championship, bested a field of about 200 riders to claim the first-class or 1CT Division at the competition […]

Westfield house fire claims life of 19-year-old student

Westfield house fire claims life of 19-year-old student

WESTFIELD, NJ — An early morning house fire Monday, Aug. 28, on Prospect Street in Westfield killed one of the occupants and left the other two homeless, according to Westfield fire Chief David Kelly. Jake Tooley, 19, was found dead inside the residence after his 24-year-old brother Sam and mother escaped unharmed. “The first arriving units […]

Thousands march in Westfield to support women

Thousands march in Westfield to support women

WESTFIELD, NJ — On Saturday, Jan. 21, residents from all over New Jersey gathered at the south side of the Westfield Train Station for a Women’s March. The march’s destination was the office of U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance, located on North Avenue. The march was organized by Lydia Kaplan of Westfield. “The Westfield Police did an […]


 WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

Two doctors charged with fraud

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A pair of doctors with roots in Elizabeth and Westfield were charged with fraud last week, as federal and state prosecutors allege that they have been repeatedly submitting false claims to Medicare and Medicaid in violation of the False Claims Act. A neurologist with a practice in Elizabeth, Gautam Sehgal was charged […]

Westfield doctor, two companies agree to pay $5.25 million for allegedly submitting false claims to federal health care programs

NEWARK — Dr. Labib E. Riachi, 47, of Westfield, and two companies that he owns and operates, Riachi, Inc. and Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery, LLC, both based in Westfield, have agreed to pay $5.25 million to resolve allegations that they falsely billed federal health care programs for tests that were never provided, among other claims, U.S. Attorney Paul […]

Storm collapses Trader Joe’s in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Trader Joe’s has announced that its Westfield location, which suffered a collapsed roof during Winter Storm Jonas on Saturday, Jan. 27, will reopen, which might be good news for homeowners in the area. A recent report by the real estate website Zillow found that homes near popular grocers, especially sustainable icons like Trader […]