WESTFIELD, NJ – It was an interesting year for Westfield residents with controversy at the police department, a retro arcade coming to the downtown, a mention in the magazine Traditional Home and a temporary ice rink that has delighted some people but riled others.

Read the stories below:

Gumbert Park Ice Rink Gets Green Light from Westfield Town Council

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Rain Doesn’t Spook Crowds From Westfield’s AddamsFest

Addams Tavern in Westfield Reopens After Yearlong Closure

No Payday For Westfield PD Chief Who ‘Retired’ Suddenly

Chris Battiloro is Westfield’s New Police Chief, Mayor Says

Why It’s Getting Harder to Get Garbage and Recycling Picked Up in Westfield

Westfield Community Rallies Around Family of Mom, 46, Taken by Cancer

Magazine Paints Sympathetic Picture of Westfield ‘Watcher House’ Owners

$4.9M Westfield Mansion Makes Traditional Home Magazine

Westfield Denies Double Home Build that Riled Neighborhood

Westfield Planning Board OKs 30-Unit Apartment Building Near Traffic Circle

Westfield Picks 2 Incumbents, Newcomer in Big Money BOE Race

Westfield Parent Demands Apology, Reimbursement for Legal Fees

New Restaurant Buys ‘Pocketed’ Westfield Liquor License

Westfield’s Lord & Taylor Makes The Cut, as Others Axed

YESTERcades Opens in Downtown Westfield

Upscale Burger Joint Set to Bring Westfield Some ‘Buzz’

Victoria’s Secret Westfield Store to Close in January

Castle Bootery in Westfield Closing Shop After 70 Years

Castle Bootery Didn't ‘Lose its Lease,’ Westfield Property Owners Write

Town Mourns After Westfield Detective Eric Lieberman Dies Suddenly

Should Westfield Fund Cancer Care for Fallen Detective’s Widow?

Westfield Teen, 16, Remembered for Bright Smile, Volunteering

Westfield High School Sophomore Dies; Counselors on Hand at School

Chlorine Drum Rupture Shuts Down Nomahegan Swim Club in Westfield

Student Struck by Car in Front of Edison School Thursday

Westfield Woman Questions Why Cop’s Daughter Got no Ticket After Crash

Police: Westfield Teen Charged in Hateful Graffiti Incidents at Edison School

Prosecutor: 4 Arrested in Westfield Massage Parlor Prostitution Raids

Westfield Business Reports Thousands in Merchandise Shoplifted in 3 Incidents (Video)

Police: 15-Year-Old Westfield Boy Arrested in Strong-Arm Robbery, Car Theft

Police: 16-year-old Took Over $75,000 Worth of Cars, Goods in Westfield Burglary Spree

Police: Man’s Death in Westfield Park Still Under Investigation

South Avenue in Downtown Westfield Closed Off Due to Bomb Threat

Do you have a story for TAPinto Westfield to report in 2019? Email Managing Editor Matt Kadosh at mkadosh@tapinto.net