Police & Fire

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

March 5, 2014 at 1:43 PM

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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Celebrity Chef Showdown Oct. 6 Heralds Arrival of Soup Kitchen 411; Event Serves as Fundraiser to Fight Hunger

September 23, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ — More than 45,000,000 Americans struggle just to put food on the table. Soup Kitchen 411, a newly-formed non-profit, is aiming to stamp out hunger because the organization and its supporters believe the problem is 100 percent solvable.

Soup Kitchen 411 is a web-based portal containing a national directory of ...

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting & Workshop Sept. 20

September 22, 2016

PERSONNEL

The Board approved several curricular and co-curricular assignments for the 2016-2017 school year.

FACILITIES

Business Administrator Dana Sullivan reported that summer projects are progressing and most have been completed.  The new Public Address system continues to be tested and fine-tuned.

 

CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION & PROGRAMS

The Board approved several ...

Two Arrested in Connection with Shoplifting in Westfield & More

September 21, 2016

September 15, 2016 12:38 p.m.

Mr. Duquan Randolph, age 31, was arrested at the Warren County Jail on the strength of one outstanding warrant issued by the Westfield Municipal Court ($939 bail). He was transported to Westfield Police Department headquarters for arrest processing and held in lieu of posting the requisite bail.

September 15, 2016 1:54 p.m.

Ms. Megan Denner, age 29, of ...

Fourteen People with Disabilities Graduate Mentoring Program

September 24, 2016

Fourteen local people with disabilities recently graduated from the Sid Katz Mentorship Program at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) and are poised to become mentors to other people with disabilities. All are CAU members.

CAU is a statewide Elizabeth-based nonprofit providing support programs and services to adults with disabilities as well as youth served under the Department of Children and ...

'How do you hold your dad in your life?' she asked

“I feel my dad’s presence next to me at the kitchen table.” Elizabeth, age 10

I first began working in the field of children’s grief support in 1997 as a volunteer for the Rainbows program in Montclair. I’ll never forget a little girl named Elizabeth who was 10 years old when she came to Rainbows. Her father had died suddenly of a heart attack.

Lindabury Adds Two New Attorneys

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C., announced today that Lisa Gingeleskie and Christopher Reilly have joined the firm in its Westfield New Jersey office. Lisa will focus her practice in the area of Labor and Employment law while Chris will join the firm’s Construction group which represents contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on claims related to defective ...

Westfield In-Service Readies School Personnel

Westfield Public School teachers and support staff returned to school early this year with an In-Service held on September 7.  The Curriculum, Instruction and Program Department outlined a full schedule for staff at all grade levels.

A variety of topics were covered, from curriculum development and technology to CPR.  For example, elementary teachers attended differentiated ...

YMCA Achievers Gear Up for 2016-2017 Season of Service to the Community

The YMCA Achievers Program is gearing up for the 2016-2017 school year. An Achievers Open House for returning students and new recruits is being held on Sept. 28 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Westfield Area YMCA, 220 Clark Street in Westfield. Parents and teens are invited to attend and learn more about the program. Registration will be available during the course of the ...

You’re Only as Old as You Dress

“Do you think this is too young for me?” asked a voice from behind me. I turned from the dressing room door where my teenage daughter was trying on clothes.

The “this” in question was a super-clingy, lycra mini dress in a black and purple animal print.

The “me” who was asking, was a 40-something year-old mom.

I was, quite literally, at a loss for ...

‘Bathing in Moonlight’ Recalls 1950s Cuba

PRINCETON, NJ – Although this  play by Nilo Cruz is set in 2015, reflecting both Cuba and Miami, the theme is closer to struggles at least 30 years earlier. 

A priest who falls in love would more likely become an Episcopalian or even a Unitarian. So this dichotomy makes the whole premise less than believable. It’s really “The Thornbirds” revisited.
Raul ...

How Hot is the Real Estate Market?

We hear the nationwide market is shifting downward. Yet, in this part of Union County, that is certainly not the case as of August figures.  The markets in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Cranford are all strong. Supply is low, and prices are on average up from a year ago.  Let's examine the statistics based on the Garden State MLS from from August 2016 with ...

What do employment law attorneys look for when selecting a harassment or discrimination case on a contingency fee basis?

What do employment law attorneys look for when selecting a harassment or discrimination case on a contingency fee basis?

Likable and competent client – charisma and competency add value to a case, lending credibility to the plaintiff’s story.
A direct statement or overt act against the client motivated by prejudice against his or her protected class status (ie. race, gender or ...

Lance Takes Immediate Action: More Terror Funds in Wake of NJ Bombing

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) tonight supported H.R. 5859, the Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act, which passed the U.S. House on the heels of three acts of terror that struck the United States over the weekend.

“We saw great bravery in New Jersey this week.  Police, fire and other emergency response professionals need more tools to ...

In Your Community

Teen And Dad Join Team Atlantic Health System at Bike MS

Ryan Amalfitano, who turns 15 this weekend, plans to ride his bicycle 100 miles in two days.  He won't be alone ‑ he and his father, Chris Amalfitano, chair of the emergency department at Overlook Medical Center, are part of Team Atlantic Health System which is taking part in Bike MS, a nationwide fund-raising effort on Sept.17 and 18.

Their team and at least another 52 teams of ...