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Volunteers Wanted for Westfield’s Earth Day Cleanup April 26

April 21, 2014 at 1:25 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ — In honor of Earth Day, the town of Westfield invites individuals, families and groups to volunteer for a spring cleanup event at green spaces all over town on Saturday, April 26, with a rain date of April 27. 

Volunteers are encouraged to bring a pair of gloves and a rake, if possible, and arrive at one of the following locations between 10 a.m. and noon, where a member of the town council or Green Team will coordinate clean-up activities: Brightwood Park, Gumbert Park (next to the basketball courts along North Avenue), Grove Street at Grandview Avenue, Memorial Park or Tamaques Park (in the picnic area).

Also, volunteers can help clean up and plant at Mindowaskin Park from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. with Friends of Mindowaskin Park (FOMP). Volunteers for this park should meet at the bandstand. FOMP will provide bagels, coffee and juice.

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Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts who need to fulfill community service requirements are welcome to participate at any location. Minors must be supervised by a parent or adult guardian.

Drop-ins are welcome, but advance registration is encouraged. Email names and location you plan to assist to Mayor@westfieldnj.gov.

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Union County Freeholders Honor Heroes of Pipe Bomb Incident & Capture

September 30, 2016

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

September 22, 2016

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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