Gov. Christie Declares State of Emergency for All of New Jersey

January 21, 2014 at 4:13 PM

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency for all of New Jersey due to the snowstorm.

All vehicles should be off the roads unless they are deemed essential for travel. Snow removal vehicles, police, ambulances, fire equipment, utility trucks and emergency personnel are considered essential.

The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the state until 6 a.m. on Wednesday.  Total snow accumulation from the storm is forecast to be between 6 and 10 inches before it subsides late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

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Additionally, temperatures that could fall into the single-digits and winds that could approach 30 mph in gusts will further imperil travelers overnight. Temperatures are not forecast to nudge above freezing until at least Saturday.


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Road Closed in Union While Bomb Squad Removed Grenade from Abandoned Home

October 20, 2016

UNION, NJ – A hand grenade found by a construction crew  tearing down an abandoned house in Union Thursday has been removed safely by the Union County Bomb Squad, authorities said.  Police gave the "all clear."

Union Police, Fire and EMS were on scene at 2360 Springfield Avenue and the street was temporarily closed from Vauxhall Road to Valley ...

Yes, All Vote by Mail Ballots Are Counted

October 18, 2016

Dear Editor:

 My office, along with the Union County Board of Elections, is responsible for administering elections in Union County, and we encourage voters to use Vote by Mail ballots. They are convenient and secure, and they enable voters to avoid the risk of a mishap that could prevent them from getting to the polls on Election Day.

Unfortunately, misconceptions about the ...

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Two Bikes Reported Stolen at Westfield High School, Leafblower Stolen from Norgate Road & More

October 19, 2016

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Officer Bagan and Detective Bruno arrested Alexis Purnell, age 28, of Philadelphia, PA, for possession of a controlled dangerous substance under 50 grams, possession of anti-shoplifting device and hindering apprehension pursuant to an investigation in the 600 block of W. North Avenue. Subject was transported to headquarters where she was processed and released with a ...

Willow Grove Church in Scotch Plains Hosts Packing Party for Operation Christmas Child Boxes

October 21, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Children, teenagers, families and people of all ages are invited to join in the joy of the Christmas season a little early by packing gift boxes for children around the world at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church (1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains) on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 11:30 a.m.


The Scotch Plains-Fanwood community is invited to help with ...

Dog Lost Seen on Route 22

Lost dog in Scotch Plains / Westfield area. Last seen On Rt 22 Eastbound side between Glenside Avenue and Lawrence Avenue 4 pm Wednesday. Wearing a collar with his name, Cody, on it.  Please call 732-261-8942 if you see him. 

Renovations for Adding Home Value

Everybody wants the most money possible for their home when it comes time to sell, and buyers in today’s market want an updated, move-in ready home. In order to get what you want, or need, out of your home, you may have to do some updates before moving. But how do you know which renovations to tackle and which ones might be better left for the next owners? Let’s take a look at some of ...

97% of Westfield High School Graduates Continuing Education

A total of 97 percent of the Westfield High School (WHS) graduates of 2016 are pursuing a higher education this fall. According to a report released by the WHS Office of Counseling Services, 450 students are continuing their education with 91 percent attending four-year colleges and universities, 5 percent attending two-year colleges, and 1 perecent entering vocational, business ...

Going Toe to Toe

There are a lot of body parts I’m not particularly happy with (you thighs know who you are), but the one part of me I’ve never been bothered by is my feet. Not to be conceited, but I’ve always thought I had pretty nice feet, as far as feet go. They are not too fat or too thin, my arches are not too high or too low, and my toes all line up nicely in descending order. I ...

Child Support – How New Jersey Courts Calculate and Modify Support Obligations

In New Jersey, child-support is defined as a financial payment from one parent to the other to provide for the needs of their child or children.   Child support is the right of every child and neither spouse can waive this responsibility.  All parents regardless of their marital status have an obligation to support their children until they are deemed emancipated.

In most ...

The Mask You Live In Screening

On Oct. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss and the First United Methodist Church of Westfield present a screening and discussion of the documentary “The Mask You Live In.”

“The Mask You Live In” is a documentary that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow ...

Westfield Area YMCA Offers Basketball Leagues and Clinics for Boys and Girls of All Ages

The Westfield Area YMCA is proud to offer exciting Youth Basketball leagues and clinics for boys and girls this fall and winter at the Main Y Facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield.  Pre-season basketball clinics for ages 4-14 years old are going on now thru Oct. 30 that will prepare young athletes for the Winter Basketball League session.  Participants will learn fundamental ...

Is There a Conspiracy to Stick Nails in Tires?

Here’s the Sitch …

A customer recently brings her tire to a dealership for repair after finding a nail lodged into the rubber. She gets that it’s her fault and the Service Tech Dude fixes the tire. Three weeks later, the customer returns, this time waiving her hands wildly, wondering why the “check tire pressure light” had come on, forcing her to return to the ...

‘Richard III’ Roars into Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – A taut, compelling production of “Richard III,” that cunning, evil king, will mesmerize you at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Director Paul Mullins has kept the action at full tilt, even as a raft of henchmen and royalty people the stage. Of course you need an actor as Richard who can both charm and antagonize those around him. Derek Wilson fills the ...

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In 2016, nearly 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States. A breast cancer diagnosis is life changing and the amount of information regarding treatment options can be overwhelming. After a patient is diagnosed, it’s best that they take a moment to fully process the information that is given to them and seek a second ...

New Jersey Ranked Best State to be a Teacher

October 19, 2016

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey is the best state to be a teacher, according to a new study by, a recruiting website.

How did the Garden State land at the top of the rankings?

To determine the best states for teachers, Zippia examined out where the teaching jobs are and how well they are paid via information from the Bureau of Labor ...