WESTFIELD, NJ — An off-duty state police trooper who struck and killed a teenage girl in Westfield with his patrol car in 2017 may have been texting in the moments leading up to the crash, records contained in a civil lawsuit against him show.

A controversial class at Westfield High School would discuss race and class in America. It is a course that not everyone is keen on bringing to the high school.

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine has unveiled the Dr. Derrick E. Nelson Student Life Services Center, honoring the late Westfield High School Principal. Read these stories, and more, below.

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Lawsuit: NJ Trooper Was Texting Moments Before Crash That Killed Westfield Girl

Course at Westfield High School Would Discuss Race, Class. Not Everyone Wants it

PSE&G Upgrade Plan that Riled Westfield, Surrounding Towns on ‘Indefinite’ Hold

Medical School Names Center for Westfield Principal Who Died in Selfless Act

Mediterranean Restaurant La’Vash Opens in Downtown Westfield

Westfield Public Schools to Close for 2020 General Election Day

In Westfield, a Call for Civility as Children Help Honor Veterans at Ceremony

Powers for Good: Marvel Exec Donates $500k to Westfield Schools for TV Equipment

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Football: Ridgewood Roars Back for 16-10 Victory Over Westfield in Semifinal

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Westfield Students Dig Into Science, Tech at STEM Night

Contemporary Art Gallery Opens in Downtown Westfield

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