GOVERNMENT
TOP STORIES

Realty Appraisal Company Gives Update on Westfield’s Revaluation

August 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Neil Rubenstein of Realty Appraisal Company gave the town council an update on the revaluation process at its recent conference meeting. The company began knocking on doors to inspect the interiors and exteriors of Westfield homes for a county-ordered town-wide revaluation in January.

“The revaluation is going as planned,” Rubenstein told the council ...

Five Westfield Entities Get Union County HEART Grants

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Tuesday that 63 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program, including five from Westfield:

Lowell Schantz, $1,000, to present two free jazz concerts in Union County libraries; New Jersey ...

Westfield Town Council Moves to Legalize Microbreweries, Craft Distilleries Downtown

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield's town council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance that would allow microbreweries and craft distilleries in Westfield’s central business district during Tuesday night’s town council meeting.

The ordinance, no. 2111, requires that the microbrewery or distillery include a sampling room and retail sales area.

These types of businesses are ...

Westfield Town Council Approves Captain Battiloro as Acting Police Chief

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council officially approved the appointment of Westfield Police Captain Chris Battiloro to the role of acting police chief at its meeting Tuesday night.

Related story: Westfield’s Mayor Speaks About Issues at Police Department

David Wayman, who held the position of Westfield Police Chief since 2012, retired abruptly from the Westfield ...

Westfield’s Mayor Speaks About Issues at Police Department

WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle spoke about the Westfield Police Department during her update at Tuesday night’s town council meeting:

“In the midst of numerous media reports concerning the Westfield Police Department, I’d like to take the opportunity to provide an update and some additional context regarding the circumstances behind Chief Wayman’s sudden ...

Mayor Brindle’s Update, Aug. 14

The following are highlights from the update that Mayor Shelley Brindle gave at Tuesday night’s town council meeting.

General Town Business

I’d like to first begin by announcing and welcoming many new businesses to town, including Boxwood Coffee, Farinolio, Spencer Savings Bank, Westfield Shoe Repair, Excel Physical Therapy (in the long vacant bank building across the street ...

Union County Awards Westfield Library Grant for Children’s Programming

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Westfield has received a 2018 Library Grant of $3,750 for its public library, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming.

The 2018 Library Grants are funded by non-tax dollars through the Union County Kids Recreation Trust ...

New 24-Hour Emergency Hotline for the Homeless in Union County

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents seeking emergency shelter and other services that the new 24-Hour Homeless Emergency Response Hotline number is now 908-249-4815.

The new Hotline number took effect as of Tuesday, Aug. 7. It is staffed and operated by Gateway Family YMCA as a program of the Union County Department of Human Services.

The Hotline is available ...

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

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Planning Board approved an application for a three-story mixed-use development on South Avenue at Westfield Avenue at its meeting Monday night.

“Circle Plaza of Westfield,” located near the traffic circle and across the street from the train station, will contain 30 apartments on the upper floors, with retail or commercial use ...

Westfield’s Bulky Waste Pickup Dates Announced

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield announced Monday that this year's residential curbside bulky waste collection will take place as follows:

Ward 1: Week of Sept. 24
Ward 2: Week of Oct. 1
Ward 3: Week of Oct. 8
Ward 4: Week of Oct. 15

Registration must be received by Sept. 14 to participate. Click here to read detailed information and download the ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Westfield

New 24-Hour Emergency Hotline for the Homeless in Union County

August 8, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents seeking emergency shelter and other services that the new 24-Hour Homeless Emergency Response Hotline number is now 908-249-4815.

The new Hotline number took effect as of Tuesday, Aug. 7. It is staffed and operated by Gateway Family YMCA as a program of the Union County Department of Human Services.

The Hotline is available ...

Mayor Brindle’s Update, Aug. 14

August 14, 2018

The following are highlights from the update that Mayor Shelley Brindle gave at Tuesday night’s town council meeting.

General Town Business

I’d like to first begin by announcing and welcoming many new businesses to town, including Boxwood Coffee, Farinolio, Spencer Savings Bank, Westfield Shoe Repair, Excel Physical Therapy (in the long vacant bank building across the street ...