Downtown Westfield Corp Board Meeting

The Board of Directors of Downtown Westfield Corporation is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, the meeting will be held via Zoom.

Click here to login into the meeting. Meeting ID: 861 4811 2446

To call in for higher quality audio, dial 1-646-558-8656.

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  1. Downtown Westfield Corp
  2. 908-789-9444
Wed, September 16
7:30 pm — 8:00 pm
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The Board of Directors of Downtown Westfield Corporation is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, the meeting will be held via Zoom.

Click here to login into the meeting. Meeting ID: 861 4811 2446

To call in for higher quality audio, dial 1-646-558-8656.

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Dear Residents of Westfield,  

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The following is the Westfield Police blotter for Sept. 20 – Sept. 26. The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

9/23/2020 2:56 p.m.

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