WESTFIELD, NJ — An embankment in Mindowaskin Park known as “daffodil hill” is looking bare after town workers removed a series of trees, but it’s not anticipated to stay that way for long.

The town has negotiated a contract with the police department’s rank-and-file bargaining unit that grants an average of 2.2% annual raises for members of the PBA Local 90 retroactive to 2019 and lasting until 2023.

A local detective assigned to the New Jersey State Police to recover cars stolen from the town, officers patrolling in stealth police vehicles and the arrests of suspected burglars and thieves have not stopped a spate of vehicle thefts and burglaries here — nearly all of which have been of and from unlocked cars, the police chief said. Read these stories, and more, at the links below.

What’s Next for Westfield’s ‘Daffodil Hill’ After Tree Clearing?

Westfield Cops to Get Raises, Retroactive Pay in 5-Year Deal

Unlocked Cars Make Westfield a Soft Target. What Police Are Doing About It

Westfield Math Mavens: Students Earn Perfect Scores on SAT Subject Tests

What Roads in Westfield are Scheduled for Paving in 2021?

What is Westfield Doing to Heal After Recent Bias Crimes, Incidents?

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Emma Hanley

Girls Volleyball: Westfield Rallies to Capture Union County Title

Westfield Gymnastics Team Wraps Season with Second Place Finish at County Final

Westfield Poet Celebrates Release of Her First Collection, ‘The Curator’s Notes’

Westfield Artist’s Collaborative Project Travels 9,000 Miles

Westfield Benefits Broker’s Golf Outing Boosts Local Police, Charities

Westfield Vaccine Program for Homebound on Hold While J&J Shots in Limbo

Union County Says It’s Ready if Johnson & Johnson Shots Unavailable in Long-Term

Westfield Police Blotter: Frauds, Bicycle Found, Posters Stolen & Vehicle Burglaries

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