WESTFIELD, NJ — The local government is joining the chorus of New Jersey towns calling for a “Study Commission” to review the state’s public records laws. It is something advocates for open government have strong reservations about.

Getting counted in the 2020 Census can have many benefits for the public and key among them, Mayor Shelley Brindle said, is the possibility of another liquor license for businesses in the town.

A fine French restaurant on North Avenue is one of the best classics in the country. So writes Food & Wine in its report “The Best Classic Restaurants in Every State.” Read these stories, and more, below:

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Open Gov’t Advocates Balk as Westfield Joins in Call for OPRA ‘Study Commission’

Ooh La La! Fine Westfield Restaurant Chez Catherine Written up in Food & Wine

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Girls Swimming: Westfield Wins Union County Championship

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Erin McAndrew

Westfield Wrestling Coach Glen Kurz Stacks up Most Wins in Program’s History

Westfield Bowling Team on Winning Streak as it Rolls Toward Season’s End

Boys Basketball: Second Half Comeback Lifts Westfield Over Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 59-51

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