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Chlorine Drum Rupture Shuts Down Nomahegan Swim Club in Westfield

July 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — A ruptured chlorine drum has forced closure of Nomahegan Swim Club on Springfield Avenue Friday afternoon.

According to a Westfield police officer on the scene, a 1,000-gallon drum of chlorine ruptured.

In addition to the swim club being closed, some area streets around the swim club near the border of Mountainside and Springfield were cordoned off. According ...

Westfield Firefighters Give Assist at Overnight House Fire in Garwood

GARWOOD, NJ - The Westfield and Clark fire departments were on hand to assist at a house fire early Thursday morning in Garwood.  The fire was in the upper levels of a vacant home on Willow Avenue, according to officials.

Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa confirmed that five Clark firefighters took one engine to the site. One witness reported seeing emergency responders from ...

Car Crashes into Home on Westfield/Scotch Plains Border

WESTFIELD, NJ — No one was injured Tuesday evening when a car crashed into a two-family house on the corner of West Broad Street and Lamberts Mill Road.

The crash occurred around 6:30 p.m., after rain had slicked the streets.

“I heard this big bang and the whole house shook,” said Caroline De Freitas, who lives on the second floor. “I thought, is this a bolt of ...

Driver Who Struck Westfield Teen Walking to School Issued Summonses

WESTFIELD, NJ — The driver of a 2000 green Mercury Mountaineer that hit a 14-year-old boy in front of Edison Intermediate School Thursday was issued summonses, Westfield Police said Friday.  

According to police, the vehicle failed to stop for a pedestrian in the crosswalk at intersection of Rahway Avenue and West Grove Street with traffic control by a crossing guard stopping ...

Student Struck by Car in Front of Edison School Thursday

WESTFIELD, NJ — An Edison Intermediate School student was struck by a car Thursday morning while crossing the street in front of the school. According to Police Chief David Wayman, he was transported to a hospital with a laceration.

In an email to parents, Principal Matt Bolton wrote that the student appeared to be doing well, and that he was following the crossing guard’s ...

VIDEO: Westfield Police Show Love for Fallen Detective’s Son at Middle School Graduation

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — When his dad, a Westfield police detective who died last month, couldn’t be at young Eric Lieberman’s eighth grade graduation from Roselle Park Middle School, 16 members of the Westfield Police Department instead walked across the stage to give him a hug Tuesday night.

“What a beautiful tribute to both my son and his father,” said his ...

Small Fire Extinguished at Addams Tavern in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — It likely started with a smoldering cigarette, according to Deputy Fire Chief Anthony Tiller.

The fire that started in a flower planter on an outside deck on the second floor of Addams Tavern Wednesday caused a lot of smoke as it spread to the flooring, but only about a three-foot by three-foot area was damaged, Tiller said.

The restaurant at 115 Elm St. is ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

“We are organizing this ‘die-in’ at Congressman Lance’s ...

Cops: Woman Suspected of Stealing Westfield YESTERcades Tip Jar Turned Herself In

WESTFIELD, NJ — A woman has been arrested in the theft of the YESTERcades new game fund/employee tip jar in the early hours of May 20, according to police.

Cinthia Burgos, age 31, of Rahway, was the woman in photos shared by YESTERcades, according to police. She was arrested last week for theft of movable property when she surrendered herself at police headquarters, police ...

Fund, Memorial T-Shirt Sales will Benefit Fallen Westfield Detective's Children

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Detective First Grade Eric Lieberman’s watch ended on May 22 when the 47-year-old died suddenly and unexpectedly. Now a fund has been established to raise money for his two teenage boys.

“This is a tough time and we’re just trying to do what we can, trying to show support for our fallen officer, ” said Officer Jeff ...

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