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Westfield: 100 ‘Gregarious’ Birds Descend on Rooftops

December 14, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — About 100 small birds took to a rooftop in the 400 block of West Broad Street earlier this week.

Caught on video, the birds could be seen moving from one house to the next, not unlike something out of a scene from the 1963 horror film “The Birds.”

A birding expert, who viewed the video Friday, identified the creatures as common grackles, which have ...

Cost of 2019 Curbside Recycling in Westfield Nearly Doubles, Officials Say

WESTFIELD, NJ — When it comes to curbside recycling pickup, the town will be paying more money for fewer options in the coming year, a result of the changing market for scrap plastics, officials said.

After rebidding it, the Town Council on Tuesday awarded a $607,000 contract for the curbside collection of recyclable material to Giordano Company, of Newark, the resolution ...


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New Dog Park, Model Trains, Ice Skating and More in Union County Parks this Weekend

December 7, 2018

Chilly but bright and dry weather is expected to draw many visitors to Union County parks this weekend. As always there is something for everyone to enjoy, highlighted by the celebratory opening of Union County’s new Warinanco Dog Park.

“We are constantly looking for new opportunities for our residents and visitors to participate in community recreation, and the new Warinanco Dog ...