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Westfield High School Sophomore Dies; Counselors on Hand at School

June 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

“Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death of Carthoris ‘Carter’ Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

“We are organizing this ‘die-in’ at Congressman Lance’s ...

Union County Prosecutor's Office: Rahway man sentenced to 47 years for killing girlfriend

A Rahway resident who strangled his girlfriend in 2015, killing her, has been sentenced to 47 years in state prison for the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.

Ignacio Ortiz Vasquez, 42, was ordered to serve a minimum of 85 percent of a 40-year sentence for murder before beginning a seven-year sentence for endangering the welfare of a child under the ...

Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey to Stop at Apple's Deli in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Apple's Deli in Springfield has been named one of the stops on the 15th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey.

The hot dog featured on the Apple's Deli menu is Syd's Dog.  A New Jersey favorite, the first one was served in 1941 at the newly opened Syd's in Weequahic.  The hot dog came in two sizes and sold for three and six cents.  ...

After UCDC Vote, Plainfield's Rebecca Williams Now a Freeholder

CRANFORD, NJ - An election to fill the vacancy created by Linda Carter’s departure to the Assembly was held at a Union County Democratic Committee convention on Thursday, led by Chairman Nick Scutari.

The UCDC chair called on Plainfield Chairman Adrian O. Mapp, who nominated Councilwoman Rebecca Williams.

Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski seconded Mapp’s nomination, ...

Councilwoman Rebecca Williams is Plainfield Nominee for Freeholder Seat

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The three-person panel selected by Democratic City Committee Chairman Adrian O. Mapp to pick a Plainfield nominee for an open freeholder seat submitted its recommendation over the holiday weekend.

Linda Carter had previously held the freeholder position until she took on the role as Assemblywoman earlier this month.

MORE:  Plainfield's Linda Carter Sworn in as ...

Clark Officials Say Latest Scam is Fueled by OPRA Regulations

CLARK, NJ — Township officials have released a statement encouraging residents to exercise caution if they are approached by an individual or organization promising to help with property tax related issues for a fee.   

The Town of Clark is urging citizens to contact the Tax Collector's office with questions before agreeing to use the services provided ...

Gumbert Park Ice Rink Gets Green Light from Westfield Town Council

WESTFIELD, NJ — A standing room-only crowd cheered and booed Tuesday night after the town council, with a 6-3 vote, passed a resolution granting Mayor Shelley Brindle the authority to negotiate a lease agreement with Arena Realty Partners for a temporary ice rink at Gumbert Park this winter.

Brindle made her case for testing out the public-private partnership.

“I don’t ...

Fallout Continues from Lawsuit Against Mountainside; Police Chief on Administrative Leave

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police Chief Allan Attanasio is the latest member of the police department to suffer repercussions from a complaint filed against the borough on May 11.  Attanasio, who is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was “placed on administrative leave,” on Thursday by Borough Administrator and former Police Chief James Debbie, said  Lt. Joseph ...

Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control Says Lawsuit

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.
The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

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