Law & Justice

June 5, 2019

Updated at 12:50 a.m. June 6 WESTFIELD, NJ — Detectives in Henderson, Nevada, have identified a 25-year-old man wanted in the murder of a priest who once worked at a church in Westfield then was later “credibly accused” of sex abuse. Authorities issued a warrant for the arrest of Derrick ...

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Authorities say the Linden Man hid the car used in the incident at an auto body shop in Westfield. LINDEN, NJ – A city man is in custody and charged with multiple crimes in connection with the Jan. 20 hit-and-run death of a Fanwood woman, authorities said. Ibn Collins, 39, is charged with ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, an employment attorney based in town, has been chosen for the sixth year in a row to receive the honor of Employment Litigation: Plaintiff by Super Lawyers Magazine. Each year, no more than 5 percent of New Jersey lawyers receive inclusion into this ...

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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with further information. A prior version of this story did not make clear the status of Gran Centurions Hall. The catering hall remains open. Business is uninterrupted. CLARK, NJ – A fraudulent attempt to convert a private pool club and banquet hall ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Fred Shahrooz Scampato understands the nature of stereotypes from a couple of different perspectives. When he was young, Scampato was exposed to a kind of bias unique to most individuals from this part of the world. An attorney in Westfield, Scampato was raised in neighboring ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The detective was getting ready for work when he died from heart failure on May 22. A 47-year-old Scotch Plains man, Eric Lieberman had served with the Westfield Police Department for 27 years before his death. The department hung purple and black banners outside of its ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Criminal charges have been dropped against six people, including four clergy members, who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office, according to Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B’nai Abraham in Livingston. Dantowitz, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  Best Lawyers in America has announced that eight attorneys from Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. have been named to this year’s list. The recipients of this year’s honor include: Retired Superior Court Judge John M. Boyle, for both the Arbitration and Mediation ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle spoke about the Westfield Police Department during her update at Tuesday night’s town council meeting: “In the midst of numerous media reports concerning the Westfield Police Department, I’d like to take the opportunity to provide an update and some ...

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Editor's note: This story has been updated.** WESTFIELD, NJ — Ashley Redding was just making a quick run to CVS the night of Jan. 28, 2018. She said she told her husband, Quinton Redding, and their three young children that she’d be right back. Instead, she ended up at the hospital. Redding ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A protest filed by one of the vendors who bid on the contract for the summer work on Kehler Stadium was denied by the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey Thursday, clearing the way for work on the stadium to begin, Westfield Public Schools announced Friday. The ...

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