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Westfield Week In Review: Voting Machines Debut, Warnings About Break-Ins, Mental Health Taskforce

October 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Catch up on the hottest stories from this past week.

New Voting Machines To Debut At Demo Monday in Westfield

After Break-ins, Westfield Warns: Burglars May Be Smarter Than You Think

‘Wicked Windows’ Come Westfield’s Way as Town Preps for AddamsFest

Will Westfield’s Kehler Stadium Redo Sidetrack Spring Sports?

Swastika At Westfield ...

Westfield Mayor Reacts to Outcry Over Poor Communication Of Weekend Home Burglary Spree

WESTFIELD, NJ — After a weekend burglary spree in the 1st Ward, which the public was not notified of until residents objected at a Town Council meeting, the municipality is launching a new emergency notification option, the mayor announced on Facebook Saturday morning.

The option, which allows local officials to send text message notifications to residents in specific neighborhoods, is ...

Westfield's Reeve House, Triangle Park Up For Historic Designation

WESTFIELD, NJ — Built in 1872 in the Italianate Victorian-style, The Reeve House has been designated a national historic landmark but has no local historic designation, something that is about to change.

Looking to take advantage of a proposed state tax incentive program, municipal officials are on track to giving The Reeve House and Triangle Park, both on Mountain Avenue, local ...

Swastika at Westfield School During ‘Week of Respect’ Prompts Call For Action

WESTFIELD, NJ – Officials defended the school district’s response to the second swastika found at an elementary school within two years as parents argued on Tuesday that the district’s response was not enough.

At the school board meeting, residents asked why the district was not more transparent in its communications about the incident in which an elementary school ...

Westfield Trading Street Span for Parking Spaces Downtown

Parking Lot 7 work slated for completion by week's end

WESTFIELD, NJ – Are you frustrated by the downtown’s parking situation? By the end of this week, it could improve.

Town officials anticipate that by Sunday, the reconstruction and addition of 19 spaces to Lot 7 at the intersection of Central and Lenox avenues will be complete.

The construction started in ...

Westfield Week In Review: Track Redo Fast Tracked, Swastika at School, Smoking Ban Considered

WESTFIELD, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Kehler Stadium Track Redo To Get Fast Tracked, District says

Details Emerge About Swastika Incident At Elementary School In Westfield

Swastika Found Etched In Bathroom of Westfield’s Franklin Elementary School

Smokers May Soon Have to Butt Out Of Public Events ...

Westfield Mayor: Stricter NJ Brewing Regs Would Have Stifled Budding Industry

State suspends new laws governing microbreweries

WESTFIELD, NJ – The suspension of more stringent state regulations for microbreweries received praise from state and local officials in a town where some say opportunities for imbibing have become scarce.

The state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control on Tuesday announced it is suspending the regulations, which restrict among other ...

Ya Still Gotta Take Out Garbage Twice-A-Week In Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – The town’s Green Team has tossed a proposal to allow once-a-week garbage pickups.

The Green Team had requested a change to the health department's regulations that could allow for garbage pickup once a week, instead of the existing twice a week pickup mandated, but after further consideration, withdrew the recommendation, Councilman David Contract, the liaison ...

Smokers May Soon Have To Butt Out Of Public Events In Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – It’s getting harder to find a place to light up in town, and that’s what some officials want.

After banning smoking in public parks in 2014 and extending that ban to include sidewalk cafes three years later, some Westfield officials are considering banning smoking at public events, such as street fairs and jazz night.

“It’s more about ...

Will 8 Homes Fit on 6.1 Acres in Westfield, Scotch Plains?

WESTFIELD, NJ – It’s a tale of two plans, and neither has been decided on.

A developer aiming to build eight homes on 6.1 acres straddling the town’s border with Scotch Plains presented two concepts for the design to the Planning Board on Monday.

While Camelot LLC has not submitted a formal application, experts for the developer proposed the development, which would be ...

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Register to Vote by Oct. 16 to Participate in the Nov. 6 General Election

October 11, 2018

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents who are not registered to vote that they have until Tuesday, Oct. 16 to register in time for the upcoming General Election and School Board Election on Nov. 6.

“Voters who would like to request a registration form can call my office or visit us during our regular business hours, and my staff will be happy to ...

Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle's Update: Oct. 9, 2018

October 10, 2018

MAYOR’S UPDATE 10/9/18

We have so much going on around town: from the parking lot 7 improvements, to the Mindowaskin playground, to the Wicked Windows of Westfield. Thanks to all of the merchants who are enthusiastically supporting AddamsFest. Everyone should stroll into town with their families and see some of the works of art on our storefronts. This is only the beginning of what is ...