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Hit-And-Run Reported Near Holy Trinity School in Westfield

October 16, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Police are looking into a potential hit-and-run involving a 17-year-old struck in a crosswalk near Holy Trinity School on Monday.

The youth was not injured in the morning incident during which the driver of a Jeep SUV gave the signal for the teenager to cross, but then struck the youth’s backpack as she was exiting a parking lot on Watterson Street near Rahway ...

Westfield House Foreclosed, Mom With Breast Cancer Rides ‘Roller Coaster’; GoFundMe Set Up to Help

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 54-year-old single mom and longtime Union County resident didn’t think her life would get worse after her home in Westfield was foreclosed on.

Then Annie Vann-Ashkenazi, a mother of four, got the call from Overlook Medical Center.

“Two days after I got here, I received a call from Overlook Hospital that changed everything,” Vann-Ashkenazi, 54, ...

Prosecutor: 4 Arrested in Westfield Massage Parlor Prostitution Raids

WESTFIELD, NJ – A nine-month-long investigation into alleged prostitution at massage establishments in town led the arrests of four parlor managers this week, authorities said.

Authorities charged Qingxia Zhu, 28, of Westfield, Jing Liu, 53, of Linden, Xiaoman Zhang, 56, of Watchung, and Michelle X. Gao, 60, of Springfield, with third-degree promoting prostitution and promoting ...

5K in Westfield Draws Hundreds of Participants, Raises Funds for Special Needs Programs

WESTFIELD, NJ – Glistening with sweat, Scotch Plains resident Sharon Artz finished the area YMCA’s 5K run satisfied, but not because of her placement in the contest.

Artz finished 308, but the knowledge that her efforts will benefit the Westfield Area YMCA’s programming for people with special needs made her feel like a winner.

Her 17-year-old son, Josh, who has special ...

Pedestrian In Critical Condition After Being Struck on Route 22 Early Sunday Morning

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A 24-year-old Mountainside resident is in critical condition at University Medical Center in Newark after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 9.

Police gave the following account of the incident:

At about 1:09 a.m. Sunday, a 24-year-old Mountainside resident was walking along Route 22 East, near the ...

More Than 50 Animals Rescued as a Result of Animal Cruelty Cases

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- More than 50 animals have been rescued from unsafe and unsanitary living conditions as a result of two independent animal cruelty investigations that took place in Elizabeth during the last month, Union County Prosecutor’s Office Investigations Supervisor John Esmerado announced Wednesday.

As a result of the first investigation, defendant Rosa Montero of Fulton Street ...

David Toma to Visit the Clark Public Library

CLARK, NJ – Experience the Power of a Living Legend at the Clark Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m.  

For over 60 years, David Toma has brought his experience, compassion and hope to people around the world in desperate need of help while their lives spun out of control from everything from drug addiction to teenage pregnancy.

Toma’s ...

Two Kilos of Heroin Seized from Drug Trafficking Suspect on Route 22

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Two kilograms of heroin were seized from an Indianapolis man traveling through Union County last week on Route 22 in Union, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

Noel Ramiro Hernandez is charged with first-degree possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and third-degree heroin possession.

Members of the Prosecutor’s ...

Following Charges of Misconduct, Mountainside Police Chief Retires; Lieutenant Suspended Without Pay

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mayor Paul Mirabelli read a statement regarding the allegations of misconduct within the Mountainside Police Department at the Monday, July 23 meeting. During the public comment session several residents came forward with concerns of the lawsuits’ impact on property taxes.

Mirabelli stated that the borough has filed disciplinary charges against Lieutenant Thomas ...

Kenilworth Superintendent, Accused of Defecating on Holmdel Track, Resigns

KENILWORTH, NJ — A little more than three months since being arrested on charges of lewdness, public defecation and littering, Kenilworth Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tramaglini has tendered, and the Kenilworth Board of Education has accepted, his resignation, effective Sept. 30, 2018. 

In a story that went global, Tramaglini was arrested in ...


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