Police & Fire

Pedestrian Struck by Car in Westfield on Central Ave. (Updated)

WESTFIELD, NJ — Update: A man who was struck by a car on Central Avenue near Grove Street early in evening of Nov. 4, though badly hurt, is reportedly expected to survive. He was transported to a nearby hospital after the accident, a source told The Alternative Press.

Westfield Police have confirmed only that there was an accident.

This is the second time a pedestrian was struck by a car in Westfield in one week. On the evening of Oct. 31, a girl was hit by a car on Dudley Ave. To read that story, click here.

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Union County Freeholders Approve Agreements on Oak Ridge Park Recreation Facilities, But Some Object to Recreation Project Expansions

June 23, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ — An amended shared services agreement with the Union County Improvement Authority and a use and maintenance agreement with Union County College, both having to do with the Oak Ridge Park Project, were unanimously approved by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday.

According to Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen of Springfield, the agreements would further ...

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting June 20, 2017

June 22, 2017

RECOGNITION OF ACADEMICS, ATHLETICS & PERFORMING ARTS 
 

Board President, Gretchan Ohlig, on behalf of the entire Board of Education, presented certificates of congratulations to the following students and adults:

 

Odyssey of the Mind teams, who applied their ingenuity to solve a variety of problems in an educational ...

Mayor Andy Skibitsky on Re-Election: ‘It’s about the party of Westfield’

June 24, 2017

Mayor Andy Skibitsky is running for re-election.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXqdY8Wd7qc

“It's not about the Republican Party, it's not about the Democratic Party, it's about the party of Westfield and that's why we're here.”

To volunteer, donate, host an event, and learn more, please visit Mayor Andy Skibitsky's website ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Drug-Related Arrests, Shoplifting & More

June 21, 2017

June 15, 2017 1:46 a.m.

Jasper Moss, age 26, of Plainfield, NJ, was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Westfield Municipal Court in the amount of $500. Subject was processed and unable to post bail and placed in cell #3.

 

June 13, 2017 3:39 p.m.

The following subjects were arrested for possession of controlled dangerous substances and ...

Healthy and Unhealthy Self Esteem

June 21, 2017

Self esteem is an evaluative term. It refers to negative, positive, neutral and/or ambiguous judgments that one places on the self concept. Self esteem is an evaluation of the emotional, intellectual and behavioral aspects of self concept. Self esteem is not self love but how one evaluates the self concept.  It is how much a person likes, accepts and respects themselves ...

Pregnant Cat Missing from Westfield Home

UPDATE: Lyalya is back home!

ORIGINAL POST: Please help us find our beloved kitty Lyalya! She got lost on South Chestnut Street. She is pregnant and probably lost because she is indoor cat. She responses to the shaking of bag or box with treats. Contact me anytime at 718-219-3066 with information.

Westfield Elementary Schools’ Volleyball Match: A Win for Charity

Teachers and staff representing Washington and Wilson Elementary Schools in Westfield participated in a volleyball match on May 23, with each school raising money for a charity of their choice. Washington School raised more than $1,900 for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.

“This charity is near and dear to the Washington community because Jake Stinton, a 4th grader at Washington, ...

Money Mistakes made by Milennials

Millennials have grown up in a time of economic uncertainty. Are you financially prepared for job loss, illness or other emergencies that could have an impact on your financial life? 

It's natural to have uncertainties when it comes to money, especially when you're young, but how are millennials doing with financial management? Most of this group, born roughly between 1981 and ...

6 Reasons Why You Need a Buyer’s Agent When Purchasing a Home

Technology has made it easy to view homes online. And it can be fun to say, “Honey, stop the car!” whenever you see balloons in front of a great house on Sunday afternoons. When you are seriously looking to purchase a home, however, you will be doing yourself a huge favor by working with a buyer’s agent. Here’s why:


Exclusivity - A buyer’s agent represents ...

Obituaries

God has called home our Mom, the beautiful Rita Ward. (nee O’Donnell) Known in the Town of ...
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West Orange to Host Only Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Viewing in New Jersey

June 23, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Township of West Orange will pay tribute to the veterans of the Vietnam War when the “Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall” arrives at West Orange High School from July 1 to July 4 in Suriano Stadium.

This will be the only appearance of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in New Jersey this year, and viewing is free to the public

The opening ceremony ...