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Westfield High School Goes Remote as 5 Students Positive for COVID, District Says

October 21, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — Five students at Westfield High School have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the school to close its building for in-person instruction Thursday as health officials trace the virus, the district’s superintendent said.

In a message to the school community Wednesday, Superintendent Margaret Dolan said that the school would be closed for in-person instruction ...

Clark Police Seeking Eyewitnesses to Early Morning Hit-and-Run Fatality

CLARK, NJ - An 82-year-old pedestrian died at the scene of a hit-and-run on Tuesday morning according to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso. The man was crossing Raritan Road at the intersection of the Clarkton Shopping Center when he was struck by an unidentified vehicle heading east on Raritan Road said Bonaccorso. The motorist fled the scene.

According to Bonaccorso, those that knew the ...

Clark Police Seeking Eyewitnesses to Early Morning Hit-and-Run Fatality

CLARK, NJ - An 82-year-old pedestrian died at the scene of a hit-and-run on Tuesday morning according to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso. The man was crossing Raritan Road at the intersection of the Clarkton Shopping Center when he was struck by an unidentified vehicle heading east on Raritan Road said Bonaccorso. The motorist fled the scene.

According to Bonaccorso, those that knew the ...

Edwin Roman Passes Away at Age 26

SUMMIT, NJ - Edwin Roman, one of Summit's most familiar faces and beloved personalities, passed away October 18 at age 26. The circumstances of his passing have not been made public, and a GoFundMe site has been established to assist with funeral service expenses. The site has generated nearly $26,000 in the several hours since it has been posted.

The GoFundMe site's page ...

New COVID Cases in Elizabeth at Highest Rate Since June, Mayor Says

Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in TAPinto Elizabeth on Oct. 14, 2020.

ELIZABETH, NJ — Mayor Chris Bollwage urged Elizabeth residents to continue practicing social distancing as the city continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases.

“The numbers are going up,” said Bollwage. “We cannot become relaxed in regards to this virus.”

According ...

School in Westfield to Shut for 2 Weeks After COVID Confirmed in Second Staffer

WESTFIELD, NJ — A second staff member at the Lincoln Early Childhood Center has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the school’s 14-day closure beginning Friday, families learned Thursday.

In a letter addressed to the school community, Schools Superintendent Margaret Dolan cited state health guidelines and the Westfield Regional Health Department’s ...

Union County Prosecutor Announces Charges for Robbery at Springfield Auto Dealership

ELIZABETH, NJ — Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Springfield Police Chief John Cook announced today that Essex County resident Kareem O. Spann and Middlesex County resident Christopher B. Phillips have been arrested and charged in connection with a coordinated robbery of $20,000 in cash that took place at a Springfield car dealership earlier this year.

Spann, ...

Drive in Concert ‘Prince Experience’ in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Prince fans in the Union County area can enjoy classic hits from the late icon with a highly-regarded tribute act. The “Purple Madness” tribute band featuring Bobby Miller will bring forth the “Prince Experience” at a drive-in concert on Saturday, October 10 at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

FLAVUH will open the show, which is scheduled to begin at ...

Drive in Concert ‘Prince Experience’ in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Prince fans in the Union County area can enjoy classic hits from the late icon with a highly-regarded tribute act. The “Purple Madness” tribute band featuring Bobby Miller will bring forth the “Prince Experience” at a drive-in concert on Saturday, October 10 at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

FLAVUH will open the show, which is scheduled to begin at ...

Local Rescue Squad Prez Resigns After Backlash Over COVID Conspiracy Views

WESTFIELD, NJ — The president of the local volunteer rescue squad, who faces criticism for his view that the pandemic is a hoax aimed at “Orwellian control” of the population, has stepped down from his leadership role.

David Sloan is resigning from his role as the squad's president, Chief Sergio Guzman announced Friday.

Sloan, who will remain a member of the ...

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