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Westfield Plan to Test Drive Ice Rink Gets a Cold Shoulder

September 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Some residents’ frosty response to plans for an ice rink to be placed in an 8.3-acre municipal park on the Garwood border for a trial time isn’t stopping officials from moving ahead with the design.

Gathered in the rain at Gumbert Park, where the rink is to be built, about 50 residents on Wednesday grilled local officials on the plans to have Union Sports ...

Charity Car Wash To Be Held For Two Cranford High Students

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department, Cranford Police Athletic League, and Cranford High School Class of 2022 are holding a car wash fundraiser for students Nicholas Swandrak and Ray Schwartz on Sunday, September 16th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Lincoln School, 132 Thomas Street, Cranford.

Swandrak is an upcoming freshman at Cranford High School and son of ...

How Gallows Hill Road in Westfield Got Its Name

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ever wonder how Gallows Hill Road got its name? It has to do with a real Gallows Hill (though we’re not sure of its exact location), and the famed colonial execution of James Morgan.

“For many years, the tree on Scudder’s Farm was marked as to the location of the hanging,” Robert Wendel, an expert on Westfield history, said of ...

North Plainfield Homicide Suspects Fleeing to Mexico Captured in Texas

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of  a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, 22, both of West Front Street, Plainfield, were arrested in Texas near the Louisiana ...

Township Officials Address Trump Bashing Billboard

UNION, NJ – Township officials have distanced themselves from any connection to a new billboard on Morris Avenue bashing President Donald Trump.

According to a social media post by the Township, officials informed residents that “while we take these matters seriously, billboards are privately owned and as such, the Township of Union has no authority or role in approving what goes ...

Justice 4 Johnny: Family Desperately Seeking Information on Fatal Hit and Run 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver. 

 “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s relative, neighbor, co-worker, friend. If someone saw something or if ...

8 Rutgers Football Players Charged in Credit Card Scheme

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers University football players now face charges from a credit card fraud scheme that occurred while all of them were students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today.

All of the defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree theft by deception, Carey said in a joint issued with Rutgers police Chief Kenneth Cop.

Two of the men, ...

Rutgers Students Top Destinations In and Around New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - There are at least at least 15 popular destinations for Rutgers University students who use on-demand transportation apps popular among millennials, according to one of the transportation companies which is starting the upcoming academic year by offering students a discount.

Lyft transportation has released a list of places that the college students go to when using the ...

Westfield Woman Questions Why Cop’s Daughter Got No Ticket After Crash

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ashley Redding was just making a quick run to CVS the night of Jan. 28, 2018. She said told her husband, Quinton Redding, and their three young children that she’d be right back. Instead, she ended up at the hospital.

Redding was driving on Central Avenue when another car, driven by a minor with four other minors in the car, attempted to turn left into the ...

Westfield Woman Questions Why Cop’s Daughter Got No Ticket After Crash

Editor's note: This story was updated at 3:55 p.m. with a correction and a clarification. 

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ashley Redding was just making a quick run to CVS the night of Jan. 28, 2018. She said told her husband, Quinton Redding, and their three young children that she’d be right back. Instead, she ended up at the hospital.

Redding was driving on Central Avenue when ...

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