TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Advertise On TAP »

Candidate Statements

Representatives for the 21st District Continue to Support Christie’s failed Policies

June 23, 2015

Chris Christie sent New Jersey up the river with the Exxon oil spill settlement, and the Republicans in the State Assembly refused to hold him accountable. The legal battle between the state of ...

Read the Full Story »

Letters to the Editor

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting on June 16

June 19, 2015

RECOGNITION OF ACADEMIC SCHOLAR Board President, Richard Mattessich, presented a Board of Education certificate of achievement to Westfield High School graduating senior, Jorge Ledesma.  ...

Read the Full Story »

Today's Events

Police Blotter

In Westfield, Wallet Reported Stolen From Home, Car Window Smashed

June 24, 2015

June 23, 2015 4:15 p.m. A resident of the 700 block of Prospect Street reported that her vehicle had its window smashed while it was parked in the 200 block of Clark Street. There are no suspects ...

Read the Full Story »

Columns

The Floor Plan

Indoor Comfort, Outdoor Living

It's that time of year. The time when we get to expand our living spaces and spend more time outdoors. When you're looking to decorate an outdoor space, you want to have all the comforts of ...

Read the Full Story »

ViaNutrition

What is the Difference Between Infrared and Traditional Saunas?

I love, love, love the infrared sauna. It is so peaceful and makes you feel shut off for a half an hour. The benefits of that alone are brilliant. The benefits are far-reaching for your well-being ...

Read the Full Story »

Experts of H.O.M.E.

Tips for Backyard Entertaining

Summer is in full swing. Is your home ready for entertaining? It’s time to enjoy your home, inside and out. Here are some of our favorite hacks for backyard fun this summer. To chill ...

Read the Full Story »

Monday with Millicent

Westfield Art Association (WAA) Members Exhibit Artwork at Mulberry House in Westfield

Come View the Exhibit and Stay for Lunch or Dinner Westfield, New Jersey, is buzzing about the first in a series of exhibitions that will be presented by Members of the Westfield Art Association ...

Read the Full Story »

Personal Fitness: In the Studio

What is Personal Training? First in a 4-Part Series

After the brutal winter we had this year - which was almost immediately followed by mid-summer-esque temperatures - we weren't left with much spring time to gradually shed off our heavy winter ...

Read the Full Story »

Lindabury Legal Corner

Shareholder and COO of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper Named Chairman of LEGUS Law Advisory Board

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper is proud to announce that shareholder William R. Watkins has been named Chairman of the Advisory Board of LEGUS. To read about it, click here.   ...

Read the Full Story »

Lost in Suburbia®

Cutting Your Own Hair? 'Shearly' You Jest

When I was a little girl, I had this great doll called Crissy.  I didn’t name her – that was the name she came with -- so everyone who had a Crissy doll called their doll Crissy ...

Read the Full Story »

Westfield Area Y

Westfield Area Y's Summer Enrichment Class Makes Camouflage Hats for Wild Animal Day

The Westfield Area Y’s Summer Enrichment Class at the Robert & Virginia Bauer Branch located at 422 East Broad Street in Westfield recently made a special project for Wild Animal Day. The ...

Read the Full Story »

In the Schools

Elmo Visits Lincoln School

Kindergarten students performed many great Sesame Street songs at the Lincoln Sing-A-Long with special guest--Elmo. Pictured are Lincoln students having a great time! A special thanks to ...

Read the Full Story »

Point View WealthPoints

Don’t Fight the Euro Central Bank: Carry On with These Three Dividend Payers!

It’s no coincidence that our stock market has more than tripled in the last six years, since our Federal Reserve depressed interest rates to near zero in late 2008.   The pessimists fear ...

Read the Full Story »

The Academic Coach

The Summer Plan

The 2014-2015 Academic year is done! Now families can take a deep breath, celebrate successes, and enjoy some free time. But there is one last thing to do and we can help. Chyten Millburn ...

Read the Full Story »

Westfield's Daddy-Daughter Dance and Mobile Command Center Discussed at Town Council Meeting

By ALEXANDRIA ADDESSO

March 19, 2014 at 12:23 AM

WESTFIELD, NJ - Resolutions concerning the upcoming father-daughter dance were passed and the use of the mobile police command center was questioned at Tuesday's town council meeting.

During the public comment section of the meeting resident and former police officer Greg Kasko spoke. Kasko reported seeing the town's Mobile Command Center in Hoboken during the Super Bowl as well as a few weeks ago during Lepre-Con. Upon questioning Police Chief David Wayman about it, Kasko said that he was told that the center was purchased for bomb threats and that the center could be back in Westfield from Hoboken in 20 to 25 minutes.

“I don’t think a bomb is going to wait 25 minutes,” said Kasko.

Instead of answering Kasko's questions, at one point Mayor Andy Skibitsky told him, “Continue with your conspiracy theories."

The Mobile Command Center, which sat just outside the municipal building during the town council meeting, cost the town $249,000.

“What’s wrong with shared services?” asked councilman Frank Arena.

Kasko answered that he saw no problem with Westfield officers helping local Union County municipalities, but that they have no place in Hudson county.

The next town council meeting will be held on April 1, when the budget will be discussed.

Three resolutions were passed authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to draw warrants for the cost of participant payment, maitre d’ fees and disk jockey services for the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance on March 30 at L’Affaire in Mountainside. The Westfield Recreation Department is sponsoring the dance and all girls in grades 1-6 and their fathers are invited.

Sign Up for E-News