Westfield Week in Review: Teen Saves Tot, Cops Catch Car Thieves
What happened this week in Westfield?
Westfield's Anna Reid, 15, saved choking preschooler, Lia Simitz, 3, thanks to the training she received from the Red Cross. Reid took the class when she was 11 with her Girl Scout troop.
Just days after The Star Ledger’s Inside New Jersey selected Westfield High School as one of the state's “Top Performing High Schools,” NJ Monthly Magazine released its 2012 public high school rankings and placed WHS at #49. The home of the Blue Devils has been steadily declining in the magazine's estimation. NJ Monthly ranked Westfield High as #41 in 2010, #27 in 2008 and #22 in 2006.
Westfield Schools Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan addressed the recent rankings in a Letter to the Editor.
Sara Soriente and Matt Boyle, who both traveled to the Dominican Republic earlier this summer, discussed the service work they accomplished there.
Two males, ages 16 and 17, both of Westfield, were taken into custody in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 22 for burglary and theft from motor vehicles, according to the Westfield Police Department. Westfield Police Capt. Cliff Auchter said a resident of Columbus Avenue called police after hearing a car alarm. Auchter said more property was recovered than can be accounted for from just one vehicle. He asked residents who believe they may have had items removed from their cars between the evening of Aug. 21 and the early morning of Aug. 22 to call the station at 908-789-4000.