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Westfield Pizza Shop Lends a Hand to Families Impacted by Federal Shutdown

January 15, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – A local pizzeria owner is helping to take the sting out of the partial government shutdown that has stopped federal workers’ pay.

Outta Hand pizzeria owner Burim Regjaj said Monday that after reaching out with an offer on social media, he has provided five families impacted by the shutdown with meals.

“This is the first week that they didn’t get paid ...

Man Falls Over 70 Feet at Merida Construction Site in Roselle Park

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Medevac helicopter was called in to assist after a construction accident occurred at the Merida Apartment Building construction site at approximately 10:35 a.m. Saturday. 

Roselle Park Police and rescue units along with Cranford first aide, Trinitas, and Union County EMS responders were called to the 200 block of E. Westfield Ave. at the construction site where they ...

Kitchen Fire Kept to First Floor of Westfield Home Wednesday, Fire Official Says

WESTFIELD, NJ — A two-alarm fire that started in the kitchen of a Forest Avenue home Wednesday morning was contained to the first floor, a fire official said.

Arriving firefighters saw smoke and flames coming from the rear of the home at 702 Forest Ave., stretched two hoses through the front door and extinguished the main blaze within 10 minutes, Deputy Fire Chief Anthony Tiller ...

Special Playground in Westfield is First of its Type in Union County: Officials

WESTFIELD, NJ — Local and county officials celebrated the opening of a newly renovated playground at Mindowaskin Park Saturday.

The playground includes Victorian-inspired design elements to honor the park’s origins, according to the town. In addition to a variety of imaginative play stations that benefit children’s social and cooperation skills, as well as structures for ...

Police: Westfield Teen Charged in Hateful Graffiti Incidents at Edison School

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 13-year-old student at Edison Intermediate School faces five counts of criminal mischief in connection with various forms of hateful graffiti depicted on the restroom walls at that school, police said Wednesday.

“The Westfield Police Department takes incidents like these extremely seriously,” Chief Chris Battiloro said in a statement. “They have ...

Duck Donuts Set to Open in Clark Friday

CLARK, NJ – After a long wait and much anticipation, Duck Donuts is opening its doors to the public on Friday, December 7. The Clark store is the fifth location in New Jersey.

Duck Donuts starts with a warm made-to-order vanilla cake donut. After leaving the fryer, donut enthusiasts get to create their own donut combination by choosing from a variety of glazes, toppings ...

Scotch Plains Planning Board Unanimously Approves Parker Gardens Plan; 228 Housing Units Will Be Built Along Busy Terrill Road

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Scotch Plains Planning Board unanimously endorsed a redevelopment plan for the Parker Gardens property on Terrill Road following a thorough presentation by planner Michael Mistretta of Harbor Consultants.

The 13.5 acre property, which has been designated as an area in need of redevelopment, will be transformed into a 228-unit housing development comprised of 181 ...

Demolition Under Way to Make Room For New Apartments in Clark

CLARK, NJ – Demolition has begun on the buildings on the corner of Valley Road and Walnut Avenue to make way for a new residential apartment complex.  The project is tentatively scheduled to be completed in 2019 according to Clark Business Administrator John Laezza and will include 177 apartments.  

At the November 19 Town Council Meeting,  Mayor Bonaccorso talked ...

Man Charged With Committing Lewd Act in Clark Commons Parking Lot

CLARK, NJ – A 25 year old male was charged after allegedly committing a lewd act in the Clark Commons parking lot recently according to Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos.

 Matos said Detective Sergeant Joseph Teston charged Muhammad Rahil Darr of Fernwood Terrace in Linden with committing a lewd act in view of the public while seated in his car in the vicinity of the Ulta store ...

UPDATE: Mayor Bollwage Releases Statement on Jersey Gardens Black Friday Shooting Incident

ELIZABETH, NJ - Update: 9:35 p.m. Mayor Christian Bollwage has released the following statement on the Black Friday shooting at the Jersey Gardens Mall. 

"There was an incident earlier this evening at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. A male was shot in the wrist between the hallway of Tommy Hilfiger and Marshall’s. No suspect has been apprehended and the victim is not cooperating ...

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