Westfield Board of Adjustment Holds Final Hearing for Townhouse Project

July 25, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Board of Adjustment heard the final witness during its sixth hearing for Country Classics’ proposed townhouses at Monday night’s special meeting. The applicant seeks to build six multi-family, age-restricted townhouses at 1481 East Broad Street.

Although it was rumored that the board would make a decision at Monday night’s ...

Podcast: Chat with Retiring Westfield Recreation Department Director Bruce Kaufmann

WESTFIELD, NJ — Host Mike Cohen interviews Westfield Department of Recreation Director Bruce Kaufmann, who is retiring after 16 years.

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Improvements Planned for Westfield’s Traffic Circle

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Town Council passed a resolution this week to award contract for a company to create a concrete border around the South Avenue traffic circle. 

“You may have noticed, in the traffic circle the old brickwork that when a car or a truck went over it bricks went flying into the roadway — we removed all that,” Town ...

Assemblyman Bramnick Urges State Legislature to Solve Affordable Housing Issues

TRENTON, NJ – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) is calling for a special state legislature session to solve the issues in communities that are caused by affordable housing laws.

In January, the state Supreme Court ruled that municipalities must include affordable housing. If the municipality is not meeting the affordable housing quota, it can be sued by builders for the ...

Downtown Westfield’s New Paid Parking Hours Go Into Effect

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s official: Signs in Downtown Westfield’s parking lots now show that shoppers must pay for parking from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, instead of the former hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The new rule is one of several that the town council approved recently as a result of recommendations by the Mayor’s Downtown Task ...

Congressman Lance Speaks with ‘Country Before Party’ Protesters in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – Protestors congregated around Lisa O’Dwyer, a member of Westfield 20/20, on Wednesday evening as she, dressed in full colonial garb, read a proclamation demanding that Congressman Leonard Lance put country before party during the Trump Administration.

The proclamation included demands for Lance to denounce President Donald Trump’s executive orders, ...

Smarter Parking Meters Coming to Downtown Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown Westfield’s single-space on-street meters will soon be replaced by more convenient solar-powered double-head meters, Town Administrator Jim Gildea told the town council at its conference meeting last week.

The move is one of many resulting from recommendations by the Mayor’s Downtown Task Force.

“It’ll be a single-head meter that ...

9 Westfield Students Participate in American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ  — Nine young men from Westfield participted last week at the 72nd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS) at Rider University:

Camden Beinhaker, Westfield, Legion Post #3
Jacob Dayon, Westfield, Legion Post #3
James Fritz, Westfield, Legion Post #3
Evan Gruters, Westfiled, Legion Post #3
Nicholas Savorgiannakis, Westfield, Legion ...

Westfield Town Council Increases Free Parking Downtown, Adds Overnight Lot

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Town Council approved an increase the number of hours of free parking downtown and the creation of free “express spaces” for people parking for 15 minutes or less at Tuesday night’s town council meeting.

Both changes are the result of recommendations by the Mayor’s Downtown Task Force and discussions among the Public Safety, ...

Congressman Lance Speaks at American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career Sunday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

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Freeholder Board Unveils New Union County Transit Map

July 19, 2017

Getting around Union County is about to become a little easier, thanks to a new map offered by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders showing train and bus routes along with other helpful information. 

The map is available free of charge in traditional hard copy format, and by download from the County website

“When all the routes are laid out ...