Revaluation of Westfield Properties to Cost Taxpayers Less than Expected

September 13, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — A county-ordered revaluation of the properties within the town of Westfield’s borders will cost less than $800,000, the town council learned during its conference meeting Tuesday night.

The town is in the process of selecting a firm to begin the revaluation and according to Councilwoman JoAnn Neylan, who chairs the finance policy committee, three proposals have ...

Town of Westfield Maintains AAA Rating by Standard & Poor’s

WESTFIELD, NJ — On Friday, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announced that the town of Westfield’s long-term credit rating remained at AAA, Councilwoman JoAnn Neylan announced at Tuesday night’s town council meeting. AAA is the highest rating available. 

“Following in the footsteps of our former chair of finance, our capable Councilman Della Fera, who ...

Westfield Planning Board Hears Board of Adjustment’s Annual Review

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Board of Adjustment presented their annual review at the Planning Board’s meeting on Wednesday night.

In 2016, the Board of Adjustment reviewed 65 applications, approved 60 of them and heard 127 variance requests in total.

“There’s been a continuous reinvestment in Westfield’s housing stock,” Westfield Town Planner Donald ...

Councilman Della Fera Represents Westfield at Meeting of Union County Towns

CLARK, NJ — Westfield Town Councilman Sam Della Fera was one of 18 representatives from Union County towns at a meeting of mayors and other representatives in Clark last week. The meeting, organized by Mayor Sal Bonaccorso of Clark and Mayor Coleen Mahr of Fanwood, was designed to bring local leadership together to discuss the affordable housing challenges facing ...

Westfield Memorial Library Awarded Union County Library Grant

ELIZABETH, NJ – Westfield Memorial Library has received $7,500 from the 2017 Union County Library Grant program, according to a press release from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The grant of the program is to improve children’s programming in public libraries. Methods to do so include upgrading facilities, programming, materials and equipment that directly ...

Westfield Mayor Signs Compact to ‘Fight Extremism and Bigotry’

WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Andy Skibitsky has joined more than 200 mayors across the nation in signing a compact to “fight extremism and bigotry” in the wake of the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, rally where protesters chanted white supremacist and neo-Nazi slogans. James Alex Fields was reportedly charged in connection with the death of Heather Heyer, who ...

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Former US Ambassador to Explore 'Challenges for a New Leadership' in Union County’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage

September 19, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that former US Ambassador to Uruguay Julissa Reynoso will present “Challenges for a New Leadership,” a free lecture and Q&A session that leads off National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in Union County.

Challenges for a New Leadership is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27 in Room N4 of the Nomahegan ...

Westfield Resident Questions Government Spending

September 15, 2017

Dear Editor,

With November's municipal election nearing, candidates for town council are releasing their campaign platforms to the public.

Part of every elected officials vision for Westfield should be to cut wasteful spending and mismanagement of assets.

As a voter, I'd like to know why current town officials have approved the acquisition of surplus military equipment from the ...