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Residents Taking Action Against White Supremacist Fliers Found Around Bridgewater, Bedminster, Other Local Areas

July 18, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group.

According to Bridgewater resident Stacey Friedlander, a member of the “Not In Our Town – Bridgewater/Raritan” ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Video: Mail Truck Careens into Warinanco Park Pond

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ - Police, Fire, and Rescue units responded to a U.S. Mail truck that drove head-on into the pond in Warinanco Park on Thursday afternoon. 

Sometime after 2 p.m. responders were called to the scene to find the mail truck in the water. A park worker said that while he did not see the truck go into the water, he did arrive just in time to see who he believed to ...

30-Unit Apartment Building Proposed Near Westfield Traffic Circle

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Planning Board heard a proposal for a three-story mixed-use development on South Avenue at Westfield Avenue at its meeting Monday night.

 “Circle Plaza of Westfield,” located near the traffic circle and across the street from the train station, would contain 30 apartments on the upper floors, with retail or commercial use on the ...

Mother and Son Graduate from Union County College as Members of the Class of 2018

CRANFORD - For Ana Amaya and her son Roberto, May 23, 2018 marked the completion of a dream, when they both crossed the stage at Union County College’s Commencement and receive their associate degree. They both describe their time at Union as “a great experience” and are particularly thankful to have served as academic tutors in the College’s Academic Learning Center ...

Union County Prosecutor's Office: Rahway Burglary, Sexual Assault Suspect Being Sought by Police

RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Police are seeking the help of the public in identifying a suspect in three Rahway burglaries, one of which included a sexual assault, in the early morning hours of Friday, June 29.

The man being sought is described as a "black male in his late 20s or early 30s with a medium complexion and a medium build, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and ...

Columbia Bank Opens Branch in Downtown Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Columbia Bank celebrated the opening of its new office at 251 North Ave. West in Downtown Westfield with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.

The Westfield office is one of almost 50 full-service Columbia Bank offices located throughout New Jersey, according to the company.

“Westfield is a wonderful community,” Thomas Kemly, CEO of Columbia Bank, said.

Addams Tavern in Downtown Westfield Could Re-open in September, CEO Says

WESTFIELD, NJ — Addams Tavern, which is undergoing court-ordered renovations, may re-open in September, according to Chip Grabowski, CEO of Harvest Restaurant Group. The restaurant at 115 Elm St. has been closed since December. Recently, firefighters extinguished a minor fire on one of the building's terraces. 

“We are really hoping to ...

Westfield High School Sophomore Dies; Counselors on Hand at School

WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

“Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death of Carthoris ‘Carter’ Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High ...

N.Y. Firefighter Found Asleep in Garage of Lake Como Home Accused of Pooping on Backyard Chair

LAKE COMO, NJ — An 18th Avenue resident woke up early on Sunday, June 10 to quite a mess, and it wasn’t the empty bottles, cans and other debris that litter the front lawns of Lake Como homes on a typical weekend during the summer.

The homeowner not only found an unknown man sleeping inside his garage at about 6 a.m., but someone had vomited on his outdoor patio and defecated on a ...

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