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Westfield Week in Review

What happened in Westfield this week?

U.S. Judoka Nicholas Delpopolo, 23, who sought to become the first American in his sport to bring home the gold medal, placed seventh in his division at the London Olympics b after testing positive for marijuana, it was announced Monday.

As a result, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) disqualifed Delpopolo's result from the men's 73 kg Judo event.

Though the Delpopolo family's trip to the London Olympic Games did not turn out as they had hoped, the

At Tuesday night's meeting of the Westfield Town Council, the at length the findings of a New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller pension report. Former Councilman , wishing to clarify and expand on statements he made at the meeting, sent a letter to the editor to Patch Wednesday morning. The council also approved an ordinance to on Rahway Avenue near Kehler Stadium. Additionally, the council unanimously approved a bond ordinance to The ladder truck will cost close to one million dollars.

Friday proved to be a busy day for both Westfield Police and Fire departments. A closed North Avenue between East Broad and Prospect streets for more than an hour while crews investigated. At the same time, officials decontaminated the victim of an attempted suicide, according to a spokesperson from the Union County Division of Emergency Management, closing South Avenue between Downer and Cumberland streets. The victim, whose attempt involved chemicals, survived and was transported to a local hospital. Annear 1515 Lamberts Mill Rd. sent one victim to a trauma center Friday morning, according to President Reid Edles. 

It has been several weeks since , was hit by a motorist who fled the scene while she was jogging in Harriman State Park, NY.

Friends are doing what they can to send "good vibeZ to Alli," who was left in critical condition following the accident.

From 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, friends of Lowenstein and her family will gather at  for a fun run in her honor. More than 100 participants are expected to come out for the event. To find out more, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/289690107805658/

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