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Owners of Westfield’s ‘Watcher House’ Still Hope to Knock it Down, Build Two New Homes

March 28, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Maria and Derrick Broaddus, owners of Westfield’s now-infamous “Watcher” house at 657 Boulevard, are appealing the Westfield Planning Board’s decision in January not to let them subdivide the lot so that the existing home can be torn down and replaced with two new homes.

According to the complaint, filed recently, the board’s decision was ...

Westfield’s Lederman Family to Appear on ‘George to the Rescue’ Saturday

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Saturday’s episode of NBC’s home improvement show “George to the Rescue” will feature the Lederman family of Westfield. Darren Lederman died after a battle with Leukemia last March, leaving behind his wife, Stacey, and children Emma and Noah.

“George to the Rescue,” starring George Oliphant, provides house renovation ...

Springfield Downtown Development Expected to Start by July 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – At Tuesday’s Springfield BID (Business Improvement District) meeting, members learned the proposed redevelopment of the lots known as the Century 21 office will likely commence by July 2017 as will the redevelopment of the Church Mall.  The larger project involving the Gomes Property will take longer because of the need to first get permission to do “bump ...

Union Residents Voice Concern Over Traffic/Parking for New Vauxhall Development

UNION, NJ – Over 50 Vauxhall residents attended a second community meeting Monday night to review development plans for the old Hawks Tavern site at 2140 Springfield Avenue in the Vauxhall section of Union.

“Some of our neighbors have requested that we hold another meeting because they have some things on their mind and have questions,” said meeting organizer Bertha ...

Chatham Resident says Moms Appearing on Fox News Made Chatham 'A Global Target'

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough resident Tracey Tango read a letter of thanks after the Borough of Chatham Council passed a "Welcoming" resolution on Monday night, but followed up with a counter-point to council member Peter Hoffman's statement, by asserting that two Chatham moms appearing on Fox News last month had made Chatham a "global target."

Chatham mothers ...

Westfield HS to Perform Spring Musical in Memory of Cast Member Terry DiFalco

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School (WHS) Theater Department will spook audiences with its spring musical, adapted from Stephen King’s 1974 novel “Carrie,” March 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. The show is dedicated to the memory of Terry DiFalco, a WHS freshman and member of the cast who died last week.

“While the Westfield High School Theater Department is ...

Elizabeth Resident Leaves $5 Million to College of Saint Elizabeth

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Dr. Antoinette M. Anastasia, an Elizabeth resident and an alumna of the College of Saint Elizabeth, has bequeathed $5 million to the college.

Dr. Anastasia, who passed away on December 2, 2016, was an active alumna and supporter of the college. In 2012, Dr. Anastasia anonymously gave the College the largest outright gift in the college’s history, to ...

East Hanover Rejects Just Pups License Renewal at Public Hearing

EAST HANOVER, NJ- Following a health department quarantine that slammed shut its doors in February, the Just Pups pet store had its license renewal rejected by the East Hanover Town Council in a public hearing late on March 6.

Just Pups, following a string of broken regulations, had its dogs quarantined and its store closed down on February 4, by East Hanover Health Officer, Carlo ...

Services Announced for Terry DiFalco, Westfield Teen Killed in Crash Saturday Night

WESTFIELD, NJ — A mass of Christian burial for 13-year-old Terry DiFalco has been set for Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Helen’s Church in Westfield.

DiFalco, who was a freshman at Westfield High School, died Saturday night after she was struck by a car while crossing Central Avenue.

According to Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, visitation will take place on Wednesday ...

With 'De-Malling' of Ledgewood Mall, Walkers Told To Take a Hike

ROXBURY, NJ - A developer’s plan to “de-mall” the Ledgewood Mall is bad news for people now walking the enclosed structure’s empty, but still heated, corridors for cold weather exercise.

There’s not much that can be done about that, said an engineer designing the mall’s replacement. He noted, however, that the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons will have plenty ...

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