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Indiana Gov. Pence signs religious objections bill


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a religious objections bill that some convention organizers and business leaders have opposed amid concern it could allow discrimination against gay people. Indiana is the first ...

ALFRED H. PERRY


He was a member of the Wyboo Golf Club. He is survived by his wife of 41 years; three sons, Kevin C. Perry (Victoria) of Westfield, Indiana, Peter C. Perry of Milton, Georgia, and Gregory A. Perry (Katherine) of Grayson, Georgia; two daughters, Andrea D.

IN Supreme Court: School Buses Not A Constitutional Right


Indiana school districts are required to give three years notice if they could cease transportation. Decatur Township, Westfield Washington and Danville Community have filed those notices.

Baseball Moves Games with Purdue North Central to Westfield


UPLAND, Ind. – Tuesday's scheduled doubleheader with Purdue North Central has been moved to the Grand Sports Complex in Westfield, Indiana and will now start at 1:30 pm. The games were set to be played at Winterholter Field in a 2:00 pm start but were ...

IU Kokomo signs first men's golfer


With a stroke of the pen, Austin Welch made history by becoming the first men’s golfer to sign a letter of intent with Indiana University Kokomo. The Westfield High School senior has been a four-year golfer for the Shamrocks and earned varsity letters in ...

Grand Park Details Busy Baseball Lineup


About Grand Park Sports Campus Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana, is a destination like no other. The thoughtfully designed 400-acre Grand Park Sports Campus features 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 multipurpose fields for soccer, football ...

Bob Seger, 'Potted Potter' lead your weekend options


Westfield High School will stage its production of ...
10 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday, Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.; (317) 232-1637, indianamuseum.org. Bach in the Subways Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and Ensemble Voltaire are teaming ...

For the record


Jeffrey T. Magee, 43, of Westfield, Indiana, was charged by New York State Police with operating a snowmobile while intoxicated and operating a snowmobile while having a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent of 1 percent or greater, both misdemeanors ...

Spring Weather Brings Renewed Need for Heartworm and Flea Prevention Says Springmill Pet Wellness Clinic


The wellness clinic also recommends Bravecto as an oral three-month flea and tick preventative. With warmer spring weather on the way for Westfield, Indiana, flea, tick and mosquito season is also right around the corner. Veterinarians Dr. Steve Nichols ...

Baseball Splits Horizon League Opening Doubleheader With Milwaukee


Westfield, Indiana --Matt Sullivan hit a three-run homer, and Youngstown State got strong pitching from Jeremy Quinlan and Joe King to earn a doubleheader split with Milwaukee on Saturday afternoon at Grand Park. The Penguins topped the Panthers 5-3 in the ...

Holiday | Where to Enjoy Easter Brunch in Los Angeles


Where to Enjoy Easter Brunch in Los Angeles Easter at The Langham. We’ve assembled your guide to Easter Brunch in Los Angeles along with dinners, Easter cruises, Easter egg hunts and more. Edited by …

The sign at forever 21 in Westfield BSOD today


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Choral concert at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Westfield


A choral offering of sacred music of the Lenten season, The Spirit of Lent, will be presented at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 250 Gallows Hill ...
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Top 20 things to do in Sydney


If you’re following me on Instagram, you may have seen that I was in Australia over the festive holiday season. My main reason for going to the land down under was to visit my dear friend Saroeuth who…

Frank D. Isoldi on the Social Life in Westfield, New Jersey


In the Westfield area we have a nice mix of families. Many residents have lived here their entire lives, raised their families, and decided to stay in town–sometimes in the same home that they bought …

Skyfii’s Wi-Fi watching you shop in Westfield


March 16, 2015 – 5:24PM Sue Mitchell Skyfii’s free wireless internet service monitors shoppers’ habits. Photo: Photo: Bloomberg Shoppers’ internet and social media use and shopping habits are bei…

Holy Trinity School sixth graders in Westfield study Greek and Roman mythology


Sixth grade students in Mrs. Cullinan's Social Studies class at Holy Trinity Interparochial School in Westfield, dressed up as Greek and Roman gods ...
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7-9 years in prison for man charged in Westfield teen “sex slave” case


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man, who along with his girlfriend was accused of raping a 14 year-old girl and having her sign a sex slave contract, was sentenced to up to nine years in prison in a Spr…

Kidzania lauching in Westfield, London


Received the following from Mithra Nandoo of Kidzania: Opening in Spring 2015, KidZania is the UK’s first educational entertainment experience where children aged four to fourteen can learn real-li…

GLC heads down the rabbit hole in Westfield London (and enjoys it~)


A smell trumpet! So here’s a curious thing…and I may as well be honest with you straight away…I’m going to be writing in praise of Westfield shopping centres. Being a boy who really can’t stand to g…




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Giving Every Young Person in WESTFIELD INDIANA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in WESTFIELD INDIANA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]




WESTFIELD INDIANA: part-time employment while you are enrolled in school

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students.
  • It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school´s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.

What kinds of jobs are there?
Are jobs on campus or off campus?
How much can I earn?
How will I be paid?
Can I work as many hours as I want?


What kinds of jobs are there?

The Federal Work-Study Program emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.

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Are jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Some schools might have agreements with private for-profit employers for work-study jobs. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible). If you attend a proprietary school (i.e., a for-profit institution), there may be further restrictions on the types of jobs you can be assigned.

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If you’re interested in getting a Federal Work-Study job while you’re enrolled in college or career school, make sure you apply for aid early. Schools that participate in the Federal Work-Study Program award funds on a first come, first served basis.


How much can I earn?

You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, you may earn more depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.

Your total work-study award depends on:

  • when you apply,
  • your level of financial need, and
  • your school’s funding level.

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How will I be paid?

How you’re paid depends partly on whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • If you are an undergraduate student, you´re paid by the hour.
  • If you are a graduate or professional student, you´re paid by the hour or by salary, depending on the work you do.
  • Your school must pay you at least once a month.
  • Your school must pay you directly unless you request that the school
    • send your payments directly to your bank account or
    • use the money to pay for your education-related institutional charges such as tuition, fees, and room and board.

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Can I work as many hours as I want?

No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer or your school’s financial aid office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.

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