Town of Westfield Reaches Settlement with Fair Share Housing Center

November 3, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — After years of litigation, the town of Westfield finalized its settlement with the Fair Share Housing Center this week.  

Back in 2015, the town commenced a declaratory action seeking a judgment declaring that the town is in compliance with its affordable housing obligations in order to preserve Westfield from “builder’s remedy” lawsuits, Mayor Andy ...

In Westfield, Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Gives Updates on One-Seat Ride

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Chairman Peter Palmer spoke about the possibility of a one-seat ride on the train line during peak hours at the RVRC meeting held Monday morning at the Westfield Municipal Building.

“The news is not good,” Palmer said.

According to Palmer, in order to gain any progress on the one-seat ride initiative, Penn ...

Westfield Gets Grants for Playground, Trees and Reeve House

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Freeholders presented the town of Westfield with $50,000 for Mindowaskin Park playground equipment, $7,780 to plant 80 trees and $43,320 for the Reeve House Thursday.

The grant programs are administered and funded through the Union County Open Space, Kids Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund, which provide matching funds to assist ...

Westfield Town Planner Attends Regional Economic Development Workshop

FANWOOD, NJ — Westfield Town Planner Don Sammett was among attendees from around the state at the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA)'s Creative Community Investments workshop at the Carriage House in Fanwood Thursday. The event was hosted by Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr.

The program highlighted Fanwood's award-winning downtown redevelopment endeavors ...

Westfield Leaf Collection Delayed, Snow Ordinances Changed & More from Council Meetings

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s leaf collection, which was set to start this week, has been delayed due to unusually warm weather, Town Administrator Jim Gildea announced at Tuesday’s town council meeting.

“Not many leaves are falling yet so we’re delaying that at least a week,” Gildea said. “We’re monitoring it week-by-week.”

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Westfield Intersection to Get Crossing Guard; New Guards Wanted

WESTFIELD, NJ — A crossing guard will soon be posted at 1st Street and Scotch Plains Avenue on a pilot basis, Councilman Keith Loughlin said at Tuesday night’s council conference meeting.

Loughlin serves as the chair of the public safety, transportation and parking committee.

“If this guard is used like we and residents anticipate, we will consider making this a ...

Westfield Close to Settlement with Fair Share Housing Center

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Westfield’s town council passed a resolution during Tuesday's meeting authorizing signing of a final settlement agreement with the Fair Share Housing Center when the town goes to back court next week.

The center initially sought to compel Westfield to build 1,600 affordable housing units, Councilman Sam Della Fera said, "which ...

Westfield Town Council Awards Contract for Revaluation

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Town Council passed a resolution Tuesday night awarding Realty Appraisal Company of West New York, NJ, the contract to perform a revaluation of the properties within town borders for a price of $671,200.

Neil Rubenstein of Realty Appraisal Company spoke about plans to keep the public informed.

Acting Mayor JoAnn Neylan, who was filling in or Mayor ...

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Lance Statement On Tax Vote

November 16, 2017

Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) released the following statement after opposing the tax reform plan that eliminated the state and local tax deduction. 

“I believe tax reform should benefit all Americans and not pick winner states over loser states. Yet the House-passed proposal would negatively affect too many hard-working constituents and small businesses in my congressional ...

Thank You, Westfield!

November 16, 2017

As your mayor and councilmember team elect, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Westfield for so many things:

Showing Up! More than 50 percent of Westfield’s registered voters showed up to vote on Election Day, despite the challenging weather we experienced Tuesday evening. This is significant as compared to Union County overall where ...