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Roadwork to Impact Traffic on Elm St. in Westfield

May 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Beginning Tuesday, traffic and parking may be impacted as Union County oversees the replacement of an underground bridge over a stream on Elm Street at Orchard Street, Westfield police announced via Nixle Monday.

The road will remain open, but reduced to a single lane at times, police said.

The first phase of this project will involve utility work, police said, as the ...

Video Shows Woman Ripping Off Tip Jar at Westfield YESTERcades, Manager Says

WESTFIELD, NJ — Footage from security cameras at YESTERcades of Westfield shows a woman stealing the new game fund/employee tip jar from the counter at 2:10 a.m. (closing time) Sunday morning, according to manager Fred Logue.

There was probably about $70 in the jar at the time, according to Logue, who said he reported the theft to Westfield police.

“If anybody has any ...

Downed Tree Takes Out Transformer on Watchung Fork

WESTFIELD, NJ — A tree came down and took a transformer and electrical wires with it on Watchung Fork Thursday morning.

At around 10:30 a.m., the Westfield Fire Department and the Union County Hazmat Unit were called to the scene in the neighborhood behind Franklin Elementary School. A medium-sized tree, wires and a disconnected transformer were laying on the lightly traveled ...

Cyclist Hit by Pickup Truck in Westfield Tuesday Morning

Updated at 4 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A woman riding a bicycle was struck by a pickup truck at the corner of North Chestnut Street and Kimball Avenue Tuesday morning around 10 a.m.

A neighbor who was inside his house at the time said he heard a woman scream loudly. He ran outside, saw that she’d been hit and called 9-1-1, he said.

Police responded in under a minute, he ...

Man Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Crash in Westfield Friday

WESTFIELD, NJ — A motorcyclist was seriously injured in crash at North Avenue and East Broad Street early Friday evening, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman.

A helicopter landed at Westfield High School around 6 p.m. to transport the victim to University Hospital.

“The cause of the accident is under investigation. It isn’t a collision,” Wayman ...

Late Night Traffic Stop in Roselle Park Ends with Crash in Westfield

ROSELLE PARK/WESTFIELD, NJ — When Roselle Park police attempted to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation May 5, cops say the driver sped off, initiating a chase that ended with a crash in Westfield. 

According to Roselle Park police, on Saturday, May 5, at about 1:12 a.m., Officer Ryan Hokanson attempted to stop a 2007 gray Mazda on East Westfield ...

Police: Man’s Death in Westfield Park Still Under Investigation

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police are still investigating  a “non-suspicious” death that took place in a wooded area in Tamaques Park Saturday, Police Chief David Wayman said Sunday.

The deceased is a 41-year-old man from Belvidere, NJ, whose name has not been released, according to Wayman. The man apparently died and was discovered in the park Saturday, but police are ...

Westfield Police Investigate ‘Non-Suspicious’ Death in Tamaques Park

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police were investigating a “non-suspicious” death in a wooded area in Tamaques Park, Police Chief David Wayman said at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The park remained open to the public. Police were in the process of notifying the deceased person’s next of kin, Wayman said.

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Central Ave. in Westfield Re-Opened After Monday Night Rush Hour Crash

WESTFIELD, NJ — Central Avenue between Ayliffe Avenue and Vernon Terrace was closed for about half an hour during Monday night rush hour due to a  motor vehicle crash.

The Westfield Police Department announced the closure via Nixle at about 5:10 p.m. As of 5:45 p.m., the road was reopened.

Contractor Seriously Injured in 3-Story Fall from Roof in Westfield, Police Say

WESTFIELD, NJ — A contractor was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after falling three stories from the roof of a Westfield home he was working on, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman.

The man was working on a home on Marion Avenue when he fell around 1 p.m., Wayman said. Westfield Police requested a helicopter to airlift the man to the hospital, but because of the ...

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