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Westfield’s Bulky Waste Pickup Dates Announced

July 30, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield announced Monday that this year's residential curbside bulky waste collection will take place as follows:

Ward 1: Week of Sept. 24
Ward 2: Week of Oct. 1
Ward 3: Week of Oct. 8
Ward 4: Week of Oct. 15

Registration must be received by Sept. 14 to participate. Click here to read detailed information and download the ...

Union County Volunteers Help Create User Friendly 'Turnpike' on Woodland Trail

Hikers along the Red Trail in Union County’s Watchung Reservation will find the going a little easier, thanks to a group of hardworking Adopt-a-Park volunteers.

Organized through Jersey Cares and the UC SHOUT (Union County Students Helping OUT) youth initiative, the 20-strong group helped to restore a chronically wet section of the trail by applying gravel to a raised ...

If You Build It, They Will Hum: New Meadow for Pollinators in Watchung Reservation

Bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators have a new home in Union County’s Watchung Reservation, where an open field was recently replanted with native wildflowers and transformed into a flourishing habitat.

The new pollinator meadow is located along a paved access road that runs between the western corner of the Loop and the bottom of the parking lot at the Trailside Nature and ...

Westfield Community Members Hope to Help Sick Wild Fox

WESTFIELD, NJ — When Westfield resident Jen Andretta spotted what she thought might be a sick wolf or fox while driving down her street on Sunday, she immediately took to Facebook to see if anyone had seen the animal before and to see if anyone might be able to identify the creature.

“Westfield friends: Have you seen this guy? This fox? Wolf?...Was hanging around out in ...

Verizon Blog Recognizes Westfield as One of Four NJ ‘Smart Cities’ for Lighting

WESTFIELD — Westfield is one of four New Jersey towns that made a Verizon Fios blog’s recent list of “Smart Cities.” The towns were identified by tech blog The Bookmark, a source for tech content and news managed by the company.

“Westfield made the Smart Cities list only because of its use of smart technology in its street lighting,” said Verizon ...

Union County Park Contributes 'Natural Fireworks' to Holiday Festivities

Union County’s Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield celebrated Independence Day in its own fashion, with a natural display of colorful native flowers around the shoreline of Cedar Brook Lake.

The flowering plants and shrubs are part of a restoration project aimed at improving wildlife habitats in County parks.

“We have been restoring landscapes and gardens in Union County parks to ...

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Union County Volunteers Help Create User Friendly 'Turnpike' on Woodland Trail

August 4, 2018

Hikers along the Red Trail in Union County’s Watchung Reservation will find the going a little easier, thanks to a group of hardworking Adopt-a-Park volunteers.

Organized through Jersey Cares and the UC SHOUT (Union County Students Helping OUT) youth initiative, the 20-strong group helped to restore a chronically wet section of the trail by applying gravel to a raised ...