Westfield house fire claims life of 19-year-old student

Westfield house fire claims life of 19-year-old student

WESTFIELD, NJ — An early morning house fire Monday, Aug. 28, on Prospect Street in Westfield killed one of the occupants and left the other two homeless, according to Westfield fire Chief David Kelly. Jake Tooley, 19, was found dead inside the residence after his 24-year-old brother Sam and mother escaped unharmed. “The first arriving units […]

CFSNJ names Elizabeth man Employee of the Year

ELIZABETH, NJ — Elizabeth resident Wilfred Wainaina, a direct support professional at the Union Autism Day Program, has been chosen as the 2016 New Jersey Center for Family Support Employee of the Year. Nominated by his direct supervisor, Wainaina was chosen from a pool of more than 250 of his peers. CFSNJ, located in Paramus, is […]

Springfield Free Public Library joins consortium

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Beginning in June, the Springfield Free Public Library will join 30 other libraries in the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium. Following in the footsteps of its Union County counterparts in Elizabeth, Plainfield, Roselle, Roselle Park and Kenilworth, Springfield’s library will become the 31st member of the consortium, enabling its patrons to “have the […]

Rahway mandates driving classes

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman’s second accident in seven months, involving a city-owned vehicle on March 18, resulted in a medical leave for him and a new policy for city employees. On April 24, the Rahway City Council adopted a policy that requires employees to take a defensive driving class on their own time […]

‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’ Battle Hill sure did

‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’ Battle Hill sure did

By Allison Brehm, Correspondent UNION, NJ — Thanks to a recent Student Council fundraiser, the ASPCA will be the recipient of $2,263 raised by Battle Hill Elementary School in Union. The fundraiser began Jan. 9 and concluded March 17. Each classroom began with a paper snowman that included two eyes, a mouth and a scarf; donations […]

Hillside Fire Department continues to be neglected

HILLSIDE, NJ — Conditions and morale at the Hillside Fire Department continue to spiral downward as broken-down firehouses and apparatus seem to be the norm for the beleaguered department. But a recent fire in the township, during which one of the HFD’s firetrucks broke down while fighting the fire and had to be towed from the […]

Regional Telephone Infrastructure Repaired

The regional telephone infrastructure for the Northeast which impacted commercial phone lines with digital technology has been repaired. Worrall Media may now be contacted by calling 908-686-7700. Thank you for your patience during this outage.

Summit nonprofit reaches out to local teens

SUMMIT, NJ — On Saturday, March 4, Bridges Outreach, a local Summit nonprofit organization, held its 8th annual Teens Tackle Homelessness Conference at Kent Place School. The conference was created by high school students to introduce the topic of homelessness to their peers and the work by Bridges Outreach to connect the homeless with the rest […]

Rahway firefighters receive FMBA Valor Awards

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway firefighters Chief Charles Leone, Capt. Theodore Padavno, Capt. Brian Thornton, Capt. Richard Fleischman, Eric Gustofson, Christopher Hammell, Jamal Burden, Andrew Shunway and Jimmy Thornton have been selected to receive the state FMBA Valor Award for rescuing a civilian and a Rahway police officer from a house fire in March 2016. They extinguished […]

Immigration resolution passed by Elizabeth BOE

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth public school district has committed itself to ensuring a safe environment for students regardless of immigration status. The Elizabeth Board of Education passed a resolution Feb. 16, “affirming its commitment to a safe and supportive school environment for all students, regardless of immigration status,” according to the resolution obtained by LocalSource. […]