WESTFIELD, NJ — The woman credited with a turnaround of Cranford’s downtown has been charged with leading the government entity managing this municipality’s central business district.

A rash of vehicle thefts and burglaries from unsecured automobiles have prompted warnings from police: lock it up, or you could lose it.

With the school year near, the Board of Education announced a slate of new safety measures to better protect public school students, staff and parents. Read these stories, and more, below:

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She Headed Cranford’s Downtown. Now, She'll Lead Westfield’s

3 Vehicles Stolen, 5 Entered in Weekend Spree, Westfield Police Say (Video)

Have You Seen? Video Shows Bicycle Theft in Broad Daylight in Westfield

Contested Westfield Speeding Ticket Case Headed Out of Town, Judge Rules

Westfield Schools Tightening Security, Armed Guards Not in the Cards: Officials

Full-Day Kindergarten: Westfield Schools May Ask Voters to Fund $11.8M Bond

Event Previews

Westfield Unity Day: Basketball, BBQ with Neighborhood, First Responders Sunday

Night of Lights 5K Race in Westfield to Honor the Late Jake Tooley

Registration Open for Westfield Area YMCA 5K to Benefit Special Needs Programs

Inclusive Fashion Show Coming to Downtown Westfield Next Month

What else?

Too Much Screen Time? This Real-Life Game is Wildly Popular in Westfield

New Jersey Date Night: Cookies Aren’t Just for Kids

Top Cop Talks Traffic: Westfield Police Chief Addresses Back To School Safety

Little Free Libraries of Westfield Are Open 24/7 and They Don’t Charge Late Fees

Union County Says $395,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement was ‘Business Decision’

Former Summit Pediatric Gastroenterologist Charged in More Sex Crimes: Prosecutor

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