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Letters to the Editor

Foerst Endorses Stokes for Westfield Town Council

April 28, 2015

It has been an honor to serve the people of Westfield’s 4th Ward for the last 12 years as town councilman. With the advice and support of my family, I have decided that I will not be seeking ...

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Today's Events

Police Blotter

In Westfield, Several Claims Of Fraud And Identity Theft Reported

April 22, 2015

April 21, 2015 4:20 p.m. Elizabeth Tedeschi, age 47, of Westfield responded to Westfield police department to satisfy an active traffic warrant issued by Westfield municipal court. The subje...

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Columns

Westfield Area Y

New CRS Training: Cycle.Run.Swim at the Westfield Area Y

The Westfield Area Y is pleased to announce that CRS Training: Cycle.Run.Swim. has been added for the Spring 2 session. This class begins Sunday, April 26 and runs through June 20 at the Main Y ...

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Connecting Commerce and Community

GWACC Spring Fling

It’s that time of year again! Spring has sprung, and it is time for the 21st Annual Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Fling. The event will be held on the streets o...

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ViaNutrition

The 11 Commandments of Nutrition

Focus on eating nutrient dense food, not counting calories. This sounds counterintuitive but most nutrient-dense foods are not high in calories. Get your nutrients from foods, not supp...

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Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Get the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift at Evalyn Dunn Gallery

You must stop into Evalyn Dunn Gallery to see their great new gifts that have arrived just in time for Mother's Day. The gallery has expanded their jewelry department to include four new lin...

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Monday with Millicent

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10

Share this special day with your Mom, your family, and dear and special friends.  Chez Catherine Visit Chez Catherine Mother’s Day Weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 8 to Ma...

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In the Schools

Westfield High School Earns 6 Award Nominations for Fall Drama

The cast and crew of Westfield High School’s fall drama, "The Laramie Project," has been notified that the production received six Montclair State University "Theatre Night ...

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At Westfield BOE Meeting, Roofing Cost Reduction and Technology Policies Discussed

By ALEXANDRIA ADDESSO

June 18, 2014 at 10:55 AM

WESTFIELD, NJ -   Although voters passed a bond referendum last November authorizing the district to sell $13.6 million in bonds for roofing projects, it will now only need to sell $10.1 million, the Board of Education learned at its June 17 meeting.
 
“We are significantly under our budget amount,” said Business Administrator Dana Sullivan.
 
As required by state law, the district had to take bids from contractors for the roofing projects and then choose the lowest offer, which resulted in $3.5 million in savings.
 
“We can use [the extra money] if something arises in the roof projects,” said Sullivan.
 
By approving the resolution the board secured a 10-year payback period rather than 15, saving the district $336,000 over the life of the bonds. The expected tax increase will also be lower.
 
The board also discussed and approved five policies on first reading. These policies included Acceptable Use for Computer Network, Computers, Personal Electronic Devices and Technology Resources; State Standardized Pupil Assessments; District Pupil Assessments; Digital Communication by School Staff; and Digital Communication by Support Staff.
 
The exact wording was changed so that three of the policies and the titles of the last two policies now include "Social Media".