Elections

Cory Booker Visits Westfield to Endorse Dave Haas for Mayor

April 21, 2013 at 9:17 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ — About 150 supporters of Dave Haas for mayor of Westfield came to the home of Janice Siegel and Lloyd Marks in Westfield April 21 for a fundraiser that featured Newark's Mayor Cory Booker.

“You’ve got the guy,” said Booker.

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The crowd booed when Booker noted that Mayor Andy Skibitsky has not joined Mayors Against Illegal Guns, as Haas has said he would.  

“It’s been a phenomenal turnout,” Haas said to a standing-room only crowd that cheered when he spoke of a need for fresh ideas in Westfield now.

“We have a downtown that’s just fantastic, but the internet has changed how people shop,” said Haas. In discussing how the town can help local businesses succeed, he spoke of Kidville, a new business downtown that will offer a boutique, classes for both children and parents and children’s parties, and how it took the zoning board six months to approve this new business.

Haas spoke about the need to address gun violence. And he spoke about wanting to find ways to save the town money while restoring services and safety personnel such as firefighters, police and crossing guards that have been downsized over the years.

“We have to have fresh ideas about where to get new revenue and where to save, as well,” Haas told the crowd. “We need to bring in fresh ideas on how to run this town and how to share services.”

Mitch Slater, a member of the Westfield Board of Education, told TAP that evening, “The reason I’m supporting Dave, besides being a Democrat, is because he’s willing to sign Mayor Bloomberg’s gun laws initiative.”

He added, “All I care about is the kids in this town and the safety of the schools. If something positive can be done, I’m all for it.”

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Freeholder Board honored the men who found pipe bomb, the bar owner who reported the suspect, Linden Police officers who made the apprehension and various law enforcement agencies at their  meeting that took place before a packed audience Thursday night.

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Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting & Workshop Sept. 20

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PERSONNEL

The Board approved several curricular and co-curricular assignments for the 2016-2017 school year.

FACILITIES

Business Administrator Dana Sullivan reported that summer projects are progressing and most have been completed.  The new Public Address system continues to be tested and fine-tuned.

 

CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION & PROGRAMS

The Board approved several ...

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