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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Elected Officials Join Dozens Protesting Trump’s Immigration Policies in Elizabeth; 4 People Arrested

February 23, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Dozens of protesters rallied in front of the Elizabeth Detention Center Thursday morning, in an event that culminated in four arrests in an overall peaceful demonstration sparked by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials’ attempt to arrest an Elizabeth woman, Feb. 17.

The four who were arrested, one of whom was carried out, staged a sit down in the road ...

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting Feb. 7

February 10, 2017

 

PERSONNEL

 

Following my recommendation to the Board, the appointment of Dr. Derrick Nelson as Principal of Westfield High School was unanimously approved effective February 8. Dr. Nelson has served admirably as Acting Principal at the High School since August 2016.  During that time, he has demonstrated proven leadership skills while building positive relationships ...

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Obituaries

Michael A. Lanza, 35 of Scotch Plains passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.
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Westfield Police Blotter: PayPal and Credit Card Fraud Reported & More

February 22, 2017

February 16, 2017 12:58 a.m.

Miriam Gerges, age 22, of Livingston, NJ, was arrested on the strength of two outstanding warrants out of Westfield Municipal Court ($1,500) pursuant to a prisoner pick-up at the Livingston Police Department. She was transported to Westfield Police department headquarters where she was processed and held in lieu of bail.

February 17, 2017 9:03 p.m.

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Family Promise Launches 'Pets with a Promise'

February 23, 2017

Summit-based Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit helping families experiencing homelessness, is proud to announce the launch of Pets with a Promise, which provides direct funding for Family Promise Affiliates nationwide for a variety of services, allowing families to keep their pets while working towards independence in the program. 

The program launched with the ...

Why use a CPA to Prepare your Taxes?

Don't you just love all those commercials we're seeing on TV this time of year? You know, the ones that suggest that getting your taxes in order is as easy as popping some numbers into a tax software program, then click-click-click-done!

Does it make you wonder why CPAs aren't obsolete? That's right, we're not going away anytime soon, because the reality is that taxes can ...

The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

February 22, 2017

Is the AWV visit a physical? How much will it cost me?

If you have traditional Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, you are eligible for a specific type of visit without any out-of-pocket cost called the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV).

During this visit, your primary care provider will address your preventive care needs such as vaccinations, risk assessments, and screenings. They will ...

The IRS Isn’t Calling

Receiving mail with the IRS listed in the envelope’s upper left corner induces fear in most people. Receiving a phone call with the IRS listed on caller ID is even scarier. Fear can cause you to act before you think—many people fall for criminal scams out of fear. Don’t be one of them.

Bottom line: The IRS does not phone taxpayers or communicate via email. The IRS does not ...

Will President Trump Make Real Estate Great Again?

You would think with Donald Trump’s transition from real estate mogul to President of the United States would make this answer a resounding “yes.”  

According to Allan Glass, founder of ASG Real Estate in Los Angeles, President Trump's presidency will result in fewer business regulations, which allows lenders to be more liberal with underwriting standards, and ...

Holy Trinity School Spotlight - PreK4 and PreK4+

A day in the Holy Trinity School PreK-4 and PreK-4Plus program is always exciting! The PreK -4 year old program at Holy Trinity Mountainside Campus is based on the knowledge that a child’s early years are ones of tremendous development – physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. The curriculum challenges the child to develop through experience with language, mathematics, ...

‘Shipwrecked’ Rollicks Along at Dreamcatcher Theatre

SUMMIT, NJ – You may be in for a high seas adventure if you visit “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself).”

This 90-minute play by Donald Margulies has plenty to keep you entranced. Margulies has won just about every theatre award possible for such plays as “Time Stands Still” and “Dinner with ...

Lance Responds to Questions on Russia, Impeachment, Environment at Town Hall

February 23, 2017

BRANCHBURG, NJ – There was so much interest in Rep. Leonard Lance’s Town Hall yesterday that a second one has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday.

Lance said Raritan Valley Community College’s Nash Theater was chosen for each event because it’s the largest venue in his district. Saturday’s Town hall will be Lance’s 42nd such meeting since being elected to ...