Law & Justice

August 29, 2018

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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Employment attorney Fred Shahrooz Scampato has been chosen for the fifth year in a row to receive the honor of Employment Litigation: Plaintiff by Super Lawyers Magazine and the April 2018 publication of New Jersey Monthly. Each year, no more than five percent of New Jersey ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle read a proclamation at Tuesday night’s town council meeting making Friday, March 30, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County Day. That date also is the 13th anniversary of the organization’s incorporation. There are nearly 30 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The law firm of Lindabury McCormick Estabrook & Cooper announced this week that the firm is well represented in the New Jersey Super Lawyers list with eight of their attorneys recognized as leaders in their area of practice. The selected attorneys come from many of the firm’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal Court. Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council introduced nine new land use ordinances Tuesday night in accordance with the settlement that the town reached with the Fair Share Housing Center in November. Seven of the ordinances will create “overlay” zones that give property owners the option to build ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — “I am here because unfortunately, the Public Service Department at the Westfield School District for the past three years has made my life and my daughter’s life a living hell,” Westfield parent Fraidy Reiss to the Westfield Board of Education at Tuesday's meeting. According to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield resident Parag Patel was appointed and sworn in as the town of Westfield’s new municipal judge during Tuesday night’s town council meeting. Patel, who serves as a Boy Scout leader at Edison Intermediate School, has been a municipal judge in Edison, NJ. Also appointed ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A judge has ordered Addams Tavern at 115 Elm St. downtown to close as of Friday, Dec. 15, and not re-open without further court order. Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis wrote that the court is convinced based on the testimony of four expert witnesses that the building is not ...

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This story was updated at 4:10 p.m. with new information. ELIZABETH, NJ — A former instructor is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old student at Surgent’s Elite School of Gymnastics in Westfield over the course of more than six months, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — After years of litigation, the town of Westfield finalized its settlement with the Fair Share Housing Center this week.   Back in 2015, the town commenced a declaratory action seeking a judgment declaring that the town is in compliance with its affordable housing obligations in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The current owners of the notorious “Watcher House” at 657 Boulevard are considering an appeal after Superior Court Judge Camille M. Kenny dismissed the civil lawsuit against the former owners on Wednesday, according to the family’s attorney, Lee Levitt. In a statement provided ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Superior Court Judge dismissed the civil lawsuit against the former owners of 657 Boulevard, now infamously known as “the Watcher” house, on Wednesday, according to a report on NJ.com. According to that story, the judge said she dismissed three counts of fraud because there was no ...

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