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Westfield Planning Board Approves Subdivision of Historic Property, Reviews Short-Term Rental Ordinance

April 17, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Planning Board unanimously approved an application to subdivide 667 Fourth Avenue at Monday night’s meeting.

The application was carried from last month’s meeting, at which the board heard lengthy testimony from several experts and members of the community, who voiced support for the subdivision. 

The house on that site was originally ...

Dozens of Westfield Students Join Town Hall Internship Program

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield officially launched its inaugural Town Hall Internship Program Monday with 33* students from Westfield High School.

The program aims to provide WHS students with valuable experience on the community level. Students are expected to work for two to four hours a week for the duration of the program. High schoolers in all grades were ...

Westfield Council Members Highlight Town's Accomplishments at 29th Annual Gateway Chamber of Commerce Mayor's Dinner

RAHWAY, NJ – Westfield council members Linda Habgood, Doug Stokes and David Contract appeared on behalf of Mayor Shelley Brindle at the 29th Annual Gateway Chamber of Commerce Mayor's Dinner at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel on Thursday evening.

The dinner included networking and speeches from mayors and administrators in Union County, who spoke about their respective ...

Westfield's Mayor Brindle Signs Mayors Against Illegal Guns' Statement of Principles

RAHWAY, NJ – Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle was among 13 Union County mayors on Wednesday who signed a statement of principles as part of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun safety coalition committed to removing illegal guns off the streets.

Brindle attended with Westfield High School students David Sherwood, Briana Brown, Katie Clark and Will Rackear, some of the student ...

Proposed Changes to Westfield Street Fair, Farmers Market & More Discussed at Town Council Meeting

WESTFIELD, NJ — Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gene Jannotti spoke during the town council's conference session Tuesday to announce planned changes to Westfield’s Festifall Street fair.

“We are always willing to make changes that we think will satisfy the public and increase the street fair in its entirety,” he ...

Westfield Town Council Votes to Ban The Selling of Dogs and Cats from Puppy and Kitten Mills

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Town Council adopted an ordinance that bans retail pet stores in Westfield from selling dogs and cats from puppy and kitten mills at Tuesday night’s meeting.

The ordinance, which was first introduced at the March 29 meeting, states that pet shops in Westfield can only sell dogs and cats obtained from animal shelters or rescue ...

Mayor Brindle Reflects on First 100 Days in Office

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s been 100 days since former HBO executive Shelley Brindle was sworn in as Westfield’s first female mayor. In just over three months, Brindle has seen the town through several damaging storms, proposed a new town budget and joined mayors of neighboring towns as co-chair of a committee for a one-seat ride on New Jersey Transit.

Brindle said that the early ...

Video: Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad Honored by Town Council

WESTFIELD, NJ —  The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, now in its 67th year of service, was honored at last week’s town council meeting.

WVRS vice president Michael Besaw thanked the squad's dedicated volunteer members and the residents and business owners who provide financial support.

Members of the squad went out on 2,181 calls in 2017, according ...

New Rules Could Regulate Short-Term Home Rentals in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — A new ordinance under consideration by the Westfield Town Council would put regulations on short-term home rentals.

Ordinance 2104 stems from issues that were brought to the council’s attention more than a year ago, Town Administrator Jim Gildea said during the town council’s recent conference meeting.

“We had one or two instances in town where there ...

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle read a proclamation at last week’s town council meeting making April Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month in the town of Westfield.

Parkinson’s Support Group Facilitator Barbara Ringk told the audience of a Westfield support group that meets on the second Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian ...

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Westfield's Historic Preservation Commission Kicks Off Speaker Series with Meet & Greet

April 20, 2018

Members of Westfield's Historic Preservation Commission kicked off their speaker series with an informal meet-and-greet in the Community Room of the Municipal Building last night. Residents who were interested in learning more about historic preservation joined homeowners of historically designated properties for a brief presentation by HPC members followed by Q&A and a lively ...

2018 Municipal Budget is on Collision Course with Principles of Financial Soundness & Stability

April 18, 2018

Having chaired the town council’s finance committee in the recent past, I appreciate the hard work that goes into developing a municipal budget for a town as large and dynamic as Westfield. But as I have expressed publicly and also to the mayor and my council colleagues, I do not support the adoption of Westfield’s 2018 municipal budget. Although the budget contains much that I ...