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Westfield Weather: 40 mph Winds Possible Monday

September 17, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Union and Essex counties Monday afternoon but the warning expired within an hour when the storm did not materialize as initially expected.

The thunderstorm, spotted in Middlesex County at 4:35 p.m. and moving at 25 mph, was anticipated to damage trees and power lines in northern New Jersey, the Weather ...

One Hospitalized in Westfield Crash, Hazmat Responds

Updated at 2:40 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ – A 57-year-old man was hospitalized following a two-car crash that prompted a response from the county’s hazmat unit and left a car into a utility pole Thursday morning, authorities said.

The man was transported to Overlook Medical Center in Summit to be treated for chest pains and a leg injury, police said. The 52-year-old driver of the other ...

Paving Closes Westfield Roads on Friday

WESTFIELD, NJ — South Chestnut Street at East Broad Street to Benson Place, and Benson Place at South Chestnut to Salter Place will be closed to all traffic on Friday for paving, the Westfield Police Department advised via Nixle.

 

Paving Closes Westfield Roads on Thursday; South Ave. Circle Closed at 6 p.m.

(Updated 2 p.m.)

WESTFIELD, NJ - The following roads are closed during the day Thursday for paving:

Fairacres Avenue between Wells Street and Benson Place, and South Chestnut Street between East Broad Street and Lenox Avenue.

At 6 p.m., the Route 28 traffic circle will be closed in the westbound direction, which will impact the latter part of Thursday's rush hour.

Westfield Police Take Over Local Reports of Animal Abuse

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Police Department recently designated a municipal humane law enforcement officer to investigate reports of animal cruelty in town, according to Acting Westfield Police Chief Chris Battiloro.

The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) was divested of its law enforcement authority, effective Aug. 1, ...

Tree Branch Falls on Lamberts Mill Road in Westfield Wednesday Night, Taking Down Wires

WESTFIELD, NJ — A large tree branch fell on Lamberts Mill Road near New England Drive Wednesday night, taking down wires with it, according to Acting Westfield Police Chief Chris Battiloro.

No injuries were reported, he said. Westfield Police, with the assistance of Scotch Plains Police, were securing the area.

Battiloro advised drivers to avoid the area

Westfield Police Announce Road Construction on South Chestnut Street, Benson Place

WESTFIELD, NJ — South Chestnut Street between East Broad Street and Archbold Place
and Benson Place between South Chestnut Street and Saint Marks Avenue have uneven pavement and raised manholes Wednesday night in preparation for paving Thursday, the Westfield Police Department advised via Nixle.

It asked drivers to  please use care when driving on these streets Wednesday night.

Westfield Town Council Approves Captain Battiloro as Acting Police Chief

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council officially approved the appointment of Westfield Police Captain Chris Battiloro to the role of acting police chief at its meeting Tuesday night.

Related story: Westfield’s Mayor Speaks About Issues at Police Department

David Wayman, who held the position of Westfield Police Chief since 2012, retired abruptly from the Westfield ...

Westfield’s Mayor Speaks About Issues at Police Department

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 additional context regarding the circumstances behind Chief Wayman’s sudden ...

Paving on Grove Street in Westfield Postponed Due to Rain

WESTFIELD, NJ — Due to rain, Grove Street is not being paved Monday as originally scheduled, according to a Nixle alert sent by the Westfield Police Department.

Instead, the street remains open to traffic Monday and will be closed for paving on Tuesday, Aug. 14, weather permitting, according to the announcement.

Grove Street was milled Friday and residents should be cautious of ...

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