Cranford residents seek to halt cell tower at UCC

WESTFIELD, NJ – Several Cranford residents, fearing that a proposed 130-foot cell tower to be built on the Union County College campus would be an eyesore that would drive down their property values, urged the Union County Freeholders to halt its construction. Christine Licata told the freeholders at their Nov. 8 meeting in Westfield that […]

Six protesters arrested at Lance’s office

WESTFIELD, NJ — A half dozen activists seeking guarantees against deportation of those brought illegally into the United States as children were arrested at U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance’s office on Feb. 5, the latest in a series of protests at the lawmaker’s district headquarters. The six, comprised of religious leaders and their followers, were among […]

Westfield business offers carbon credits for eco-minded

WESTFIELD, NJ — Some environmentalists march. Others recycle and even others drive electric or hybrid cars. Two local men would like resident to buy carbon, or more precisely, carbon dioxide credits. Charlie Cacici, an ordained evangelical minister who serves as an elder at the Calvary Tabernacle in Cranford, and Joe Battiato of Woodbridge, both Wall […]

Second Women’s March in Westfield draws crowd

Second Women’s March in Westfield draws crowd

WESTFIELD, NJ — About 1,500 people, some chanting and others carrying signs, wound their way through this central Union County town on Saturday, Jan. 20, for the second annual Women’s March, a companion event to 12 other rallies across the state. From San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Osaka, Japan, 673 marches were organized across the […]

Westfield to mull survey results to decide on full-day kindergarten

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Education will dissect and digest surveys from nearly 1,000 respondents as to whether the district should consider expanding its kindergarten to a full-day program. The survey, which was available for several weeks and sought input from both educators and residents to determining the need for full-day kindergarten, concluded Nov. […]

Westfielder beats field of 200 to win Watchung horse show

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 16-year-old Westfield resident who began riding seven years ago claimed the top spot at the Watchung Stable 84th Fall Troop Horse Show last month. Emmie Reddy, atop Tucker, the horse she rode in the championship, bested a field of about 200 riders to claim the first-class or 1CT Division at the competition […]

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 […]