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April 17, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Residents can spruce up on their knowledge of sustainable practices while enjoying live entertainment next Sunday. The town will hold its Live Greener Fair Sunday, April 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the North Avenue Train Station lot, in honor of Earth Day, organizers ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — It’s time to destroy the egg masses that spotted lanternflies laid on tree trunks, lawn furniture and other outdoor surfaces this past fall to prevent the pests from doing damage to the county’s plants and crops this spring. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest that can ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 32-year-old Westfield native living in the Florida Keys died while doing what he loved. Matthew Scott McCurdy died in a spearfishing, free diving accident March 18, his mother, Jeanne McCurdy, said. “He made us laugh. We were awed by his passion and knowledge, his respect ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Plans for an indoor hydroponic farm, banquet hall and nonprofit educational space got the Westfield Planning Board’s approval Monday. Owners Greg Redington and Michele Modestino walked the planning board through their plans for the indoor vertical farm and learning center — ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An expert in managing grass and turf athletics fields took on the controversial topic of Westfield's proposal to build turf fields at Edison Intermediate School. During the forum organized the Citizens for Responsible Athletic Field Development last week, Scott Bills, a certified ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A custom curated cannabinoid experience is what’s on offer at The Green Room on Elm Street. Darek M. Wajda, owner of the hemp and CBD operation, opened his seventh location in Westfield Friday, where local officials, family and Green Room staff were on hand to celebrate. Wajda ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Some people keep their Christmas trees up weeks after Christmas. Others take them down immediately after the holiday closes. As long as you want to toss your trees by Jan. 9 — the pickup date for this year’s Westfield High School Music Department annual Christmas tree pickup — ...

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NEW JERSEY — Have some free time on your hands? Wednesday is National Take A Hike Day, so grab those hiking shoes and find a trail to get away from it all. The American Hiking Society established National Take A Hike Day, each year falling on November 17, as a way to encourage families and ...

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Watch out for deer in the roads during mating season. WESTFIELD, NJ — The town is taking steps to participate in and expand its participation in an annual deer hunt. The town council’s formal approval last week authorizes county bow hunters to cull the herds in Brightwood Park and a portion ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Town Council is set to approve Westfield’s participation in an annual Union County deer hunt. The measure on the agenda for consideration Tuesday would authorize licensed crossbow hunters to cull herds in Brightwood Park and one area of Tamaques Park during the annual ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Electric cars, electric bikes, and even electric lawn equipment had their day in the sun this weekend at an alternative energy fair. Over the course four hours on Saturday, some 500 people turned out for the event held on the south side of the Westfield Train Station where ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Bells were ringing and music was pumping in the north side parking lot of the train station Sunday morning as hundreds of people of all ages gathered with their bicycles for the town’s first Tour de Westfield. In addition to a two-mile bike parade led by the Westfield Police ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — What started as an $18.2 million plan to install three turf fields at a local school has been reduced by about half in a proposal that continues to draw neighbors' objections. A standing-room-only audience filled the cafeteria at Edison Intermediate School for a public input ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Citing a need for urgent action following the unprecedented flooding that reached Westfield during Tropical Storm Ida, the mayor on Tuesday said a new committee will be tasked with developing improved stormwater management solutions. While Mayor Shelley Brindle acknowledged at ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The spotted lanternfly, with its whitish upper wings and red lower wings dotted with black spots, has become a familiar sight across the county lately. State and local officials are still asking you to kill it.  “This invasive insect has the potential to impact dozens of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A large covering of duckweed and watermeal growth over two local ponds is primarily to blame for the deaths of fish there, but recent rainfall and treatment of the ponds for the aquatic growth may also have factored into last week’s fish kills, a spokesperson for the town said ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — That foul odor emanating from ponds in Tamaques and Brightwood parks is from dead fish. Dozens of dead fish surfaced in the ponds Friday morning following heavy rains the night before. While it was not immediately clear what caused the fish kills, the occurrence comes as at least ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A mountain bike group’s proposal to improve recreational trails in a local park may have reached a dead end amid strong resident opposition. Westfield Recreation Commission Chairwoman Jennifer Gilman on Thursday said the commission supports mountain biking as a permitted use in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Local wildlife organizations need county residents’ help to solve the mystery of an unknown illness killing young songbirds in the state, and to stop its spread. What’s happening to songbirds? Dr. Nicole Lewis, a wildlife veterinarian with the state Division of Fish and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Plans are moving ahead for a bike parade — a first for the town. The town council on Tuesday approved plans for what organizers are calling the Tour de Westfield, a three-to-four-mile bike parade to be led by local police through the north and south sides of the town and followed ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — If you’re headed into Downtown Westfield with your electric vehicle, there are six parking spots just for you. The town announced Monday that Volta Charging has installed six electric vehicle charging stations in three municipal parking lots in Downtown Westfield. For now ...

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