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At Westfield High School, Student Says ‘It’s Almost Normal to Juul Here’

February 16, 2018

Editor’s note: This story about the rise in teen e-cigarette use, written by Westfield High School student Greta Frontero, originally ran in the Jan. 8 edition of WHS student newspaper Hi’s Eye.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 12th-grade Westfield High School female said she doesn’t bring her Juul to school, but will use someone else’s if the opportunity ...

Overnight Carjacking at the Scotchwood Diner on Rte. 22 in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Police are searching for the suspects who carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot of the Scotchwood Diner (1928 Route 22) in Scotch Plains just before 1:00 a.m. today, according to Breaking News Network (BNN).

Police arrived and were told that two male suspects, who reportedly did not display a weapon, took a white Toyota Camry from the victim and then sped away ...

Rahway's Rayford Charged with Distributing Fentanyl-laced Crack Cocaine that Killed 3 Rahway Residents

RAHWAY, NJ - George Rayford, 38 of Rahway, has been arrested and charged with distributing crack cocaine that led to the death of three people and sent others to the hospital, it was announced Friday by Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

“Considering the high levels of purity found in illegal drugs being sold throughout Union County and New Jersey, as well as the potential ...

Cranford Police Investigating Attempted Child Luring

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford Police are investigating an attempted child luring near Buchanan Street and Centennial Avenue on Monday afternoon.

According to Detective Lieutenant Edward Davenport of the CPD, a juvenile girl was walking home from school when an unknown male slowed down in traffic and repeatedly asked if she wanted a ride home.

The child refused and later told a family ...

Prosecutor's Office Identifies Man Found in Burning Car as Union Resident

UNION, NJ – The man found deceased in a burning vehicle last week has been identified as Union resident Walter Foster, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

The Prosecutor’s Office said the cause and manner of Foster’s death, as well as the source of the fire, remain under active investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, the Union Police ...

After Extinguishing Car Fire, Union Firefighters Discover Body Inside

UNION, NJ – When Union firefighters responded to the report of a vehicle fire in a parking lot Friday morning, they discovered more than just a car fire.

According to Union Police Director Dan Zieser, firefighters discovered a body in the car upon extinguishing the fire.

Firefighters were called to the parking lot of the Ideal Professional Building complex at the corner of Morris ...

Scotch Plains Weighing Options to Honor Hometown Hero Pat DiNizio

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains is looking at several different ways to honor native son Pat DiNizio, the local music legend who rose to fame with his band, The Smithereens, during the 1980s.

DiNizio, who died unexpectedly on Dec. 12, was proud of his roots in the community and was a 2015 inductee into the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Hall ...

Going Gold for Matteo - The Roselle Park Community Comes Together to Help a Local Child in His Fight with Cancer

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On any given day a child could be diagnosed with cancer. It's a fear that most parents hope they never have to experience. There is nothing you can say or do to stop it, not even love can halt it from happening. However, the residents of Roselle Park are showing their love for a child in their own community who has cancer by helping raise money for the family and ...

Two Elizabeth Women Named as Union County Women of Excellence Awardees

Union County, NJ - The Union County Commission on the Status of Women has announced the recipients of the 2018 Women of Excellence Awards that includes two Elizabeth women Maria Carvalho, and Dr. Ludovina Archeval.

The Women of Excellence Awards honor women who have distinguished themselves in the fields of arts and humanities, business/entrepreneurial, community service, education, ...

John McPartlan, Owner of Molly Maguire's in Clark, Named Grand Marshal of 2018 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

CLARK, NJ - The 2018 Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has announced that Scotch Plains resident John McPartlan has been named the Grand Marshal of this year's parade.

McPartlan, the owner of Molly Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Clark, has been involved with the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade for several years.

“The honor is ...

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