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‘Westfield Boy’ Takes Helm as Police Chief, Promises Advances

January 3, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — As a child, he wanted to be a firefighter, just like his father.

But on his father’s advice, Christopher Battiloro steered away from the fire service. Instead, he became a police officer, and 22 years after doing so is the department’s top law enforcement official.

“As I became of age, my dreams of becoming a Westfield firefighter, like my father, ...

Westfield Police Testing Out Body-Worn Cameras for Three Months

The department anticipates equipping all of its officers with body-worn cameras in 2019.

WESTFIELD, NJ – Local police are testing three body-worn cameras and anticipate equipping all of the department’s officers with cameras early next year, the police chief said.

The department began a three-month test-run of the cameras on three officers during the day shift and three officers ...

Westfield-Based Law Firm Gives Back to Kids in Need with Holiday Cheer

WESTFIELD, NJ — The law offices of Westfield’s Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., were transformed into Santa’s workshop recently when the firm partnered with The United Way of Greater Union County to provide some much-needed holiday cheer to 65 deserving children this holiday season.

Lindabury’s “elves” donated and gift-wrapped toys and ...

Police: Westfield Teen Charged in Hateful Graffiti Incidents at Edison School

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 13-year-old student at Edison Intermediate School faces five counts of criminal mischief in connection with various forms of hateful graffiti depicted on the restroom walls at that school, police said Wednesday.

“The Westfield Police Department takes incidents like these extremely seriously,” Chief Chris Battiloro said in a statement. “They have ...

Judge Gives Addams Tavern in Westfield Green Light to Reopen

WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly a year after being shut down over building code violations, Addams Tavern has gotten a state court’s approval to reopen.

The popular restaurant has all the government approvals needed to reopen, Town Attorney Thomas Jardim said Friday.

“There appear to be remaining issues as to drainage of rainwater and one issue with respect to ADA ...

Support Builds for Westfield Detective’s Widow Fighting Cancer

Updated: 11:59 p.m. Nov. 28

Westfield to discuss better care for fallen officers’ families during PBA contract negotiations 

WESTFIELD, NJ — Town officials acknowledged on Tuesday that the death of a police detective before his retirement combined with his wife’s cancer has revealed a healthcare coverage gap in the municipality’s contract with the local ...


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Lindabury Attorneys Selected to Author Chapter in 2019 Chambers Global Practice Guide

January 9, 2019

The law firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., announced it has been chosen as the only New Jersey-based law firm to author a chapter in the prestigious 2019 Chambers Global Practice Guide for Regional Employment. This selection underscores Lindabury’s recognized leadership within the practice of employment and labor law.

The collection ...