Deaths in Clark, Westfield Bond Rating Downgraded—Tops in Union County Patch News
We take a look back at the news in Patch towns in Union County for the past week.
An elderly woman was found dead in her home in Clark on Saturday evening, July 7. The cause of death for the Rolling Hill Way resident has not yet been released.
NJ.com reports that a woman was found dead in a Clark motel on June 21. Stephanie Cunningham, who formerly battled drug addiction, had returned to Union County to testify in a murder trial. Police and prosecutors are awaiting the results of toxicology tests but found no signs of foul play at the scene.
A missing 14-year-old Cranford resident was found on Friday, July 6, by Cranford Police about twelve hours after being reported missing by her family.
Two New Providence businesses burglarized on Sunday. Sometime in the overnight hours of July 1 at approximately 4 a.m., unknown actors entered two local businesses by smashing the glass front doors and taking money from the cash registers. The New Providence Detective bureau is investigating these burglaries and encourages anyone with any information to come forward.
A Millburn teenager was in critical condition Thursday after she was struck by the car of a Springfield couple rushing their baby to the hospital. Millburn's first aid squad transported the teenager to University Hospital in Newark, where she is in critical but stable condition, Millburn Police Capt. Michael Palardy said. The 18-year-old, who will be a senior at Millburn High School in the fall, was hit in front of the Haagen-Dazs on Millburn Ave. at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Standard & Poor's announced Monday that the ratings service has lowered its long-term rating from 'AAA' to 'AA+' on the Town of Westfield's existing general obligation bonds based on "the town's deteriorated financial performance."
The parking expansion project is underway at Westfield High School and Edison Intermediate School. Trees have been cut down on the high school grounds and work at Edison will begin shortly.