Government

August 22, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s annual bulky waste pickup program is again at risk of being tossed in the waste bin. The municipality postponed the program in 2018 when no contractors bid on the job, and the same may happen again this year if vendors do not reply favorably to a request for proposals ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s the creepy story this town wants everyone to know about. It’s also a bit kooky. Leveraging both the success of last year’s town-wide festival honoring town native Charles Addams and the release of a new animated “The Addams Family” film set for October, organizers in ...

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UPDATE: Contested Westfield Speeding Ticket Case Headed Out of Town, Judge Rules WESTFIELD, NJ — Not seeing satisfaction with the court, the attorney for a man claiming he was wrongly given a speeding ticket is seeking municipal officials’ intervention. Marek Kaplo, a 37-year-old Clark man, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Originally encompassing what is now five other municipalities, English settlers purchased the land on which this town is located for 10 cents an acre and called it the West Fields of Elizabethtown. That was in 1720 and, 300 years later, the town is set to mark the settlement of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Repairs are underway at McKinley Elementary School following the discovery of moisture and mold underneath the gymnasium floor, something school district officials do not anticipate completing before the beginning of the academic year. District officials had initially ordered ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A restaurant named after famed cartoonist and town native Charles Addams will run the beer garden at an upcoming festival in that same cartoonist’s honor. The Town Council on Tuesday awarded a bid for Addams Tavern to run the beer garden at the upcoming AddamsFest celebration for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Board of Education will consider an annual contract for graduate-level classes to teach teachers about prejudice reduction and holocaust studies. It is one among a slate of measures on the agenda. The school board is set to meet at 8 a.m. Thursday at which time it is ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown Westfield Corporation’s longtime executive director is no longer serving in that position – effective nine days ago. Patricia Hanigan, who chairs the DWC's Board of Directors, said the decision to end Executive Director Sherry Cronin’s tenure as head of the government ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A diarrhea-causing condition linked to fresh basil grown at a single farm in Mexico struck nearly 30 people in Westfield and the municipalities served by its regional health department, local health officials learned this week. Westfield Regional Health Department officials ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The town's Board of Health is considering a vaping regulation modeled after a similar ordinance Morristown adopted last May. The smoking of e-cigarettes and vaping have become hot button issues in Westfield and the surrounding communities. The Board of Health would like to try ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The names of many of the victims were still unkown as they read through the list of those killed at mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend, but in Westfield the organizers were clear on what they wanted: better gun safety measures. Residents read the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend, an advocacy group here has scheduled a rally to demand a federal ban on assault weapons. Westfield 20/20 is organizing the rally to be held at Mindowaskin Park, on East Broad Street Monday, from 7:30 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The nearly 500-acre county Lenape Park located on the municipality’s border is a prime habitat for deer, but the elegant creatures don’t seem to stay in the park and have been galloping through residential areas and getting hit by cars, officials said. Lenape Park, a small ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The beer and wine garden concession at last year’s AddamsFest — a celebration of town native Charles Addams’ life and his works — was wildly popular, and it is set to return. Bids for the “Beer and Wine Concession at the AddamsFest Scheduled for 2019” closed on July 16, according ...

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Updated at 1:03 p.m. July 29 UNION COUNTY, NJ — Following a record harvest during last year’s hunt, the freeholders have again allocated funding for deer hunts — by both shotgun and bow — at eight county parks in 14 municipalities. The freeholder board on Thursday approved the $20,815 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Municipal officials had warned the public: An unprecedented schedule of road paving would lead to increased detours this summer. Those detours are here, and while officials have announced work continues this week on at least 10 streets in the municipality, it is with the caveat ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The school district is replacing the gymnasium floor at McKinley Elementary School after discovering mold beneath its surface, the school business administrator said. Prior to the mold being found, the district had planned to replace just damaged sections of the floor, School ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Brian Gechtman has been named Principal of Roosevelt Intermediate School. The school board unanimously approved Gechtman’s appointment during its meeting Thursday morning. Gechtman, who is currently the Assistant Principal at Roosevelt School, will begin in his new role Aug. 1 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ— If a utility has to tear up roadways for repairs – as was done this past year for gas main improvements — it will have to repave the full width of those roads, under a new regulation approved by the municipal government. The regulation approved by the Town Council last week ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Construction along a 2-mile stretch of Rahway Avenue starts Monday, and officials anticipate completing the work by the end of next week, the town announced. Workers will pave the street from Willow Grove Road to Summit Court, the town announced. Contractors will begin installing ...

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