Power Restored in Westfield After Widespread Outages Friday Morning

January 12, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — PSE&G has reported that all power in Westfield has been restored, Town Administrator Jim Gildea said Friday morning at about 11:40 a.m.

Some parts of Westfield lost power again in the afternoon until about 4:45 p.m.

Customers had been reporting widespread power outages across Union County and other parts of New Jersey Friday morning, with power out ...

Extreme Cold Causes 15 Water Main Breaks in Westfield in 1 Week

WESTFIELD, NJ – Fifteen water main breaks were reported in Westfield between Jan. 1 and Jan. 8, according to New Jersey American Water.

The number is well above average for the town, according to Denise Venuti Free, director of communications and external affairs for NJ American Water. The breaks are caused by freezing temperatures, she said.

“For January, our average number of ...

Westfield’s Parking Restrictions in Effect as Town Braces for Winter Storm

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Police Department made the following announcement Wednesday evening:

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for eastern Union County and a Winter Weather Advisory for western Union County in effect from 1 a.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday. 

In eastern Union County, heavy snow is expected. Plan on difficult travel ...

Smash-and-Grab Reported at Duke’s Delhi in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Someone broke into Duke’s Delhi on South Avenue Saturday night and stole more than $200 in cash from the mom-and-pop restaurant/convenience store, according to owner Asad Hussain.

Hussain said that the smash-and-grab happened around 9 p.m., shortly after he and his staff had closed up and left. It appeared that the perpetrator used a rock to smash two holes in ...

Westfield Police Investigating Assault and Robbery of Teen

WESTFIELD, NJ – Westfield police are investigating the assault and robbery of a Westfield teen that took place last week, according to Sergeant Michael Walsh of the Westfield Police Department.

On Dec. 16 between 11:30 p.m. and 11:50 p.m., a 19-year-old resident of Westfield was walking near Lawrence Avenue and Wyandotte Trail when he was thrown to the ground and ordered to ...

Train Service on Raritan Valley Line to Resume Monday After Friday’s Derailment in Union

UNION, NJ – New Jersey Transit reports the Raritan Valley Line trains will resume regular weekday service between Cranford and Newark and High Bridge and Raritan on Monday. Train service was suspended over the weekend after the freight train derailment in Union on Friday afternoon.  

According to their website, NJ Transit says customers may experience possible ...

Train Service Remains Suspended on Raritan Valley Line Following Friday’s Derailment

UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union, according to authorities

“There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening. “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of the tracks from the Roselle Park ...

Service on Raritan Valley Line Suspended Due to Freight Train Derailment

UNION, NJ — Service on the Raritan Valley train line was suspended Friday in both directions between Newark Penn Station and Cranford and also between Raritan and High Bridge due to a freight train derailment near Union Station.

The derailment took place at about 2:15 p.m. Friday afternoon.

According to Township of Union business administrator, the freight ...

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