Union County HAWK and The Westfield Leader newspaper office is located at
425 North Avenue, East, Westfield , NJ.

Ethics Policy

Our editors and writers are charged to create accurate, unbiased and professional local content for our readers. In publishing unique content, we separate news, commentary, opinion, advertising, obituaries, commercials, entertainment, sports and the other components within our publications. All of our news stories undergo a rigorous fact checking process by multiple staff members.

Complaints about errors that warrant correction should be emailed to editor@goleader.com. Corrections are published in the newspaper, in print and on-line.

We employ a dedicated core staff and are supported by scores of talented, local people. By this, for over a century, our readers view us with integrity and trust. We earn this expectation each week.

Letter Policy

We cherish and solicit your views on local issues. Letters are reviewed for libel, slander, commercialism, falsehoods and errors. Email your letter to editor@goleader.com by Monday at 9 a.m. prior to the Thursday of publication. Include your name, address, email address, telephone number for verification of authorship. We publish only name and town. Letters should be no more than 500 words. Due to the volume of letters we receive we are unable to respond to each letter. Not all letters will be published.

Community Submissions

Our newspapers welcomes photographs and press releases from local organizations. Submissions are divided by category and should be emailed to the appropriate editor. If you are unsure as to which category your organization falls under, please email editor@goleader.com. Business press releases should be submitted via our advertorial/paid bulletin program.

Categories: Sports, Community, Education, Arts & Entertainment

Candidate Statements

Candidates for elected office are invited to submit op-ed columns each week. Columns should be between 250 and 500 words, and be issue based with no personal attacks on opponents.

Legal Standing

We are the legal newspapers for several municipalities, boards of education and Union County, New Jersey.


Form long-lasting bonds with your customers. Reach our readers in an effective and trusted manner. We offer many options for print and online advertising. Advertising content is clearly marked in our print publications.

Un-publish Policy

The Westfield Leader and Union County HAWK strive for its websites to be a complete and accurate historical record of Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside, Clark and the surrounding communities. To un-publish or limit the accessibility of our archives through search engines compromises the integrity of this record and violates the trust The Leader and HAWK readers have placed in us since 1890.

It is our policy to not remove published content from our website or make it unsearchable. Caching technology used by search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and other sites archive our newspapers as soon as they’re published. Removing an article from the printed newspaper’s archive won’t remove all traces of that article’s existence. Content published in print and online are part of the public record and are exempt from legal expungement, just the same as printed newspapers preserved in attics, on microfiche, in libraries, historical societies or in digital archives.


Gale Force Media, LLC is a privately owned family business.
Union County HAWK (formerly known as The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times) has been published since 1959.
The Westfield Leader has been published since 1890.

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