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Driver in Fatal Accident at Westfield's Cowperthwaite and Prospect Issued Summonses

A roadside memorial for Rothstein stands at the corner of Prospect and Cowperthwaite Credits: Sara Carpien

WESTFIELD, NJ – The driver in an accident Feb. 2 that took the life of Westfield resident Donna Rothstein has been issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving and failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman.

“We are still awaiting the toxicology report from the state police,” Wayman said.

Rothstein and her husband, Bruce, were both struck by the car driven by Jason Lutz, 24, of Westfield at the intersection of Prospect Street and Cowperthwaite Place. She died three days after the accident.

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5 Union County High Schools Recognized by Freeholders for UCSTEP Success

May 25, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ —  “It’s nice to look out into a happy crowd this evening,” Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen said at the start of Thursday’s Freeholder meeting, which was dedicated to awarding grants.

Freeholders Linda Carter and Al Mirabella presented five county high schools with funds to reward their efforts in their Union County Student ...

This Memorial Day, We Remember

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At the heart of Westfield, NJ, is a triangle of memorials dedicated to those who made the ultimate price for our freedom. Last year new landscape flowers and plants**  developed and cared for by Craig Gibson (supervisor with Department of Public Works) and his team Vinny Brodo, Rock Stewart and Omar Lucas  take pride in maintaining the most impressive Memorials. The ...

Obituaries

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Westfield Police Blotter: Westfield Resident Charged with Prostitution & More

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Officers Jackus and O’Holla arrested Maria E. Acosta-Matos, age 33, of Livingston Avenue, North Brunswick, on the strength of Hillside Municipal Court ATS warrant in the amount of $1,000. No 10 percent option pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in area of North Avenue by Charles Street. Subject was transported to headquarters, processed and released after ...

First Congregational Church of Westfield Hosts ‘Journeying Across the Divide: Communicating with the Other’

May 26, 2017

FIrst Congregational Church of Westfield will host a forum on communicating during divisive times titled “Journeying Across the Divide: Communicating with the Other” on Sunday, June 4, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 125 Elmer Street in Westfield. This event is free and open to the public. 

A follow-up to an earlier FCC seminar titled “Preserving Safety, ...

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U.S. Chamber’s Institute Awards Gene Jannotti of New Jersey the Regent Scholarship

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How to Talk with Kids About the Ariana Grande Concert Explosion in Manchester

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Whether you are very young, adolescent, teenager or even an adult the music of Ariana Grande has a catchy tune that we can all sing along to. Concerts are supposed to be fun and safe. On May 22 in Manchester, England, at the Ariana Grande concert, an explosion took place that killed 22 and injured 59.  Millions of parents are facing the question of how do I explain this to my ...

Two Dogs Found Together in Westfield

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Recent Changes to a Parent's Child Support Obligation

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