Police & Fire

Helicopter Lands at Westfield’s Tamaques Park

November 15, 2013 at 5:05 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ - A helicopter landed in Tamaques Park at about 4:30 Friday afternoon. Jessica Blessing, who was at the park at the time, said that police, fire trucks and paramedics had arrived and it appeared that someone was transferred from an ambulance to the helicopter, which took off minutes later.

Westfield Police Chief David Wayman told The Alternative Press that this was part of an emergency response to an accident in Clark.

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'This is What Democracy Looks Like': Crowd Assembles for 'Black Lives Matter' March Through Summit

September 26, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ — The ongoing conversation about  — and struggle with — the issue of race in America took to the streets of Downtown Summit Sunday as an estimated 400 to 500 people gathered for a Black Lives Matter march through the Hilltop City.

The event was organized by a 20-member Black Lives Matter team, led by Claudia Cohen from ...

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting & Workshop Sept. 20

September 22, 2016

PERSONNEL

The Board approved several curricular and co-curricular assignments for the 2016-2017 school year.

FACILITIES

Business Administrator Dana Sullivan reported that summer projects are progressing and most have been completed.  The new Public Address system continues to be tested and fine-tuned.

 

CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION & PROGRAMS

The Board approved several ...

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Two Arrested in Connection with Shoplifting in Westfield & More

September 21, 2016

September 15, 2016 12:38 p.m.

Mr. Duquan Randolph, age 31, was arrested at the Warren County Jail on the strength of one outstanding warrant issued by the Westfield Municipal Court ($939 bail). He was transported to Westfield Police Department headquarters for arrest processing and held in lieu of posting the requisite bail.

September 15, 2016 1:54 p.m.

Ms. Megan Denner, age 29, of ...

Career Closet Community Open House to be Held Oct. 7

September 26, 2016

The Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield’s signature project, Career Closet, will be hosting a community Open House on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET at their location in Cranford at 110 Walnut St., 2nd floor. This is an opportunity for the public, social service agencies, high school counselors, community partners and any community service projects serving women ...

Become a Westfield Area YMCA Lifeguard and Keep Your Community Safe Around Water

The Westfield Area YMCA is providing teens ages 16+ and adults the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and certification to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. 

The Y Lifeguard certification is a nationally recognized certification for clear water (pools) and open water (lakes/beaches) facilities.  The course covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding ...

Cat Found in Westfield

UPDATE: Reunited with owner!

ORIGINAL POST: Cat found in a Westfield family's yard Monday.  Described as very affectionate. May be injured. Picked up by Animal Control. 

'How do you hold your dad in your life?' she asked

“I feel my dad’s presence next to me at the kitchen table.” Elizabeth, age 10

I first began working in the field of children’s grief support in 1997 as a volunteer for the Rainbows program in Montclair. I’ll never forget a little girl named Elizabeth who was 10 years old when she came to Rainbows. Her father had died suddenly of a heart attack.

Lindabury Adds Two New Attorneys

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C., announced today that Lisa Gingeleskie and Christopher Reilly have joined the firm in its Westfield New Jersey office. Lisa will focus her practice in the area of Labor and Employment law while Chris will join the firm’s Construction group which represents contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on claims related to defective ...

Westfield In-Service Readies School Personnel

Westfield Public School teachers and support staff returned to school early this year with an In-Service held on September 7.  The Curriculum, Instruction and Program Department outlined a full schedule for staff at all grade levels.

A variety of topics were covered, from curriculum development and technology to CPR.  For example, elementary teachers attended differentiated ...

Letting the Jean-ie Out of the Bottle

Sometime between the end of last spring and the beginning of this fall, someone snuck into my closet and shrunk all my jeans.  I tried to convince my husband that we had a problem with the dryer, but since all of his jeans still fit, it was a hard sell.  Without thinking it through, he scoffed and suggested that maybe it wasn't the jeans – maybe it was ...

‘Bathing in Moonlight’ Recalls 1950s Cuba

PRINCETON, NJ – Although this  play by Nilo Cruz is set in 2015, reflecting both Cuba and Miami, the theme is closer to struggles at least 30 years earlier. 

A priest who falls in love would more likely become an Episcopalian or even a Unitarian. So this dichotomy makes the whole premise less than believable. It’s really “The Thornbirds” revisited.
Raul ...

How Hot is the Real Estate Market?

We hear the nationwide market is shifting downward. Yet, in this part of Union County, that is certainly not the case as of August figures.  The markets in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Cranford are all strong. Supply is low, and prices are on average up from a year ago.  Let's examine the statistics based on the Garden State MLS from from August 2016 with ...

Fall Double Header for Maplecrest Ford Lincoln of Union

What an awesome day for a double header. We began in our Ford Mustang, the official pace car of the Union Township Chamber of Commerce Mayor's Cup 5K Race, and ended in a Lincoln MKC at the South Orange Village PlayDay.

Lance Takes Immediate Action: More Terror Funds in Wake of NJ Bombing

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) tonight supported H.R. 5859, the Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act, which passed the U.S. House on the heels of three acts of terror that struck the United States over the weekend.

“We saw great bravery in New Jersey this week.  Police, fire and other emergency response professionals need more tools to ...

In Your Community

Teen And Dad Join Team Atlantic Health System at Bike MS

Ryan Amalfitano, who turns 15 this weekend, plans to ride his bicycle 100 miles in two days.  He won't be alone ‑ he and his father, Chris Amalfitano, chair of the emergency department at Overlook Medical Center, are part of Team Atlantic Health System which is taking part in Bike MS, a nationwide fund-raising effort on Sept.17 and 18.

Their team and at least another 52 teams of ...