Union County News

Clark Police Investigating Possible Luring Incident

CLARK, NJ – Clark Police issued a notice to residents Monday about a possible attempted luring of a 12-year-old girl during her walk home from Kumpf Middle School.   

According to police, the child was near St. Agnes Church on Madison Hill Road when a thin white male with grayish white hair  in his late sixties or seventies approached her in a white late model sedan.   

The driver asked the girl if she needed a ride home, police said.

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Police said that the incident, although reported now,  took place on Sept. 13. There are no other descriptions of the vehicle or the driver.

Kenilworth police are investigating a similar incident that took place two days earlier. In that incident, a David Brearley High School student was approached by an unknown man who asked if she wanted a ride while she was walking home from school.

According to Kenilworth police, the driver was a white male with gray hair who was between 30 and 40 years old. The man approached the student near the Boulevard and Coolidge Drive at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, police said.

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Union County Residents Walk for Recovery at 18th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk

October 22, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Approximately 200 participants walked in Saturday’s 18th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk in Nomahegan Park.

The walk was coordinated by Prevention Links and Wellness Coalition of Union County and hosted by former Governor Jim McGreevey.

“We all know what’s happening in our communities and our nation” McGreevey said. “I ...

Courage to Change

October 22, 2017

With the advent of Fall, Westfielders must reacquaint ourselves with the town’s policy for leaf removal.  At first glance, the 2017 Leaf Collection Program seems comprehensive and well thought out, with all questions concerning leaf removal answered. However, there is no mention of how these policies will be enforced! How does the town intend to prevent any violations of the ...

Enhancing Our Parks, Recreational Facilities and Public Spaces

October 19, 2017

In my prior candidate statements, I let you know that over the coming weeks, I would remind residents of all the components of my platform. (You can also read the entire Platform online at www.andy2017.com). 

This week, let’s talk about our public spaces. The opportunity to engage in recreational activities, as well as enjoy the outdoors, is essential to a satisfying ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, October 23, 7:30 PM

First Congregational Church , Westfield

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Religions And Spirituality

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Tue, October 24, 8:00 AM

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Cybersecurity: You Are at Risk

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17 Homes Sold Last Week in Fanwood, Scotch Plains & Westfield

October 23, 2017

Seventeen homes sold last week in Fanwood, Scotch Plains & Westfield, NJ according to Keller Williams Realty, Westfield.*

2 Paul Pl, Fanwood, NJ $415,000
61 Waldon Rd, Fanwood, NJ $450,000
8 Birchwood Ter, Fanwood, NJ $565,000
118 N Martine Ave, Fanwood, NJ $665,000

 

2 Wareham Ct, Scotch Plains, NJ $405,000
239 Elm Ct, Scotch Plains, NJ $410,000
2125 Meadow ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Businesses Report Thefts & More

October 18, 2017

October 11, 2017 3:55 p.m.

A resident of Kent Place reported being the victim of a fraud. Victim reported that an unknown suspect(s) made a purchase of approximately $1,927.68 worth of merchandise and charged it to her credit card. Victim stated she was notified via email.

 

October 12, 2017 2:43 p.m.

Timothy J. Kane, age 34, of Middleton, NJ, responded to WPD to satisfy two ...

New Rate for Business Travel

If you or your employees are planning on traveling for business, you'll want to know that there are new per-diem rates for certain expenses, which are in effect from Oct. 1 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018.

 

New rates includes expenses for transportation industry meals and incidental expenses rates, among others.

 

What you need to know.

Parakeet Lost in Westfield

Yellow parakeet flew off Wednesday in in the area of Dudley Court, Bradford and Mountain Avenue. If you see him, call 908-444-2986.

Tips Make Your Home Photo-Ready and Market-Worthy

You’re selling your home, or you’re starting to think about it, but your house hasn’t been updated or painted in years. You want it to look its best before presenting it to prospective buyers, but you don’t know where to begin.

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Sprucing up your home can be as simple as adding a new coat of paint, inside and out, or as extensive as interior renovation ...

Butterflies are Free at Tamaques Elementary School

Hundreds of monarch butterflies are making their way to Mexico this month thanks to the care of first grade students and their fifth grade buddies in Westfield’s Tamaques Elementary School. More than 200 butterflies raised by the students were tagged and released with the hope that they will return next year to feast on the special garden created for their development.

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Establishing, Revising And Enforcing Time-Sharing With Children

In all cases of divorce or separation where children are involved, the issue of time-sharing (previously referred to as “visitation”) is a significant issue to be addressed.  Unless the parents have agreed to an equal shared custodial arrangement, an appropriate schedule of time-sharing is particularly important for all those involved: the custodial parent, the non-custodial ...

Saving for Higher Education Part 2 – What is your savings strategy?

Most people want to save for their children’s education but what is the best strategy? 

There are three different savings strategies from which you can choose: 

1)         save for 100% of all education costs so that your child has no liability

2)         save a specific dollar amount and ...

Family Health

Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Program Offers Peace of Mind

A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center, is helping provide peace of ...

What is Co-Dependency? Learn How to Establish Healthy Boundaries

October 15, 2017

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Meet Anna Mastroianni

Name: Anna Mastroianni

Years in Westfield: 16

Work: Owner Sole Fine Italian Shoes, 201 East Broad Street, 908-654-7800

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Paying tribute to 'Shakespeare in Love'

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey pays tribute to ‘Shakespeare in Love’

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – Many audiences loved the film version of “Shakespeare in Love,” which won the best picture Academy Award in 1999, with dialogue by Marc Noonan and Tom Stoppard. Adapted by Lee Hall for the stage, much of the dialogue remains. The production has a warmth and ...

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Elizabeth H. List, 90, of Westfield and Cape May, NJ, died peacefully surrounded by her family ...
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Video: Firefighters Battle Five-Alarm Blaze in North Plainfield

October 17, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD — Firefighters continue to battle a five-alarm fire that began in the early hours of Tuesday morning at the vacant Villa Maria facility at 641 Somerset Street. At 10 a.m. the fire was still burning and fire companies were being rotated, continuing to operate by hitting hot spots of active fire, authorities said.

Somerset Street South was closed and ...