Green

February 5, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — One person’s old record player is another’s person’s afternoon repair project. Leveraging the popularity of “junk day,” a fee-based collection of bulk waste, the Westfield Green Team is leading a “Free Swap” event this spring at which residents will be given the opportunity to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A local Boy Scout looking to spruce up a bird sanctuary just off of Dunham Avenue has gotten the municipal government’s sanction to do so. Kevin Stokes obtained the Town Council’s approval Jan. 15 to install 10 birdhouses in the preserve bordered by Summit Avenue, Clifton Street ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – With the New Year has come new regulations for recycling in the town. The key message is that the town will only recycle plastics labeled #1 and #2, and no longer takes plastics labeled #3 - #7, Councilman David Contract said. The modification is a result of changes in the market ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Updated: 11:56 a.m. Oct. 30 WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Rotary Club has been honored for its contribution of 25 trees planted on Dudley Court. Mayor Shelley Brindle last week read a proclamation to honor the Rotarians for their efforts. The Rotary Club of Westfield had raised $3,500 in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield will get $55,000 in Union County grant money toward handicap-accessible unisex restrooms at Memorial Field Complex and $12,500 to help plant 50 trees, the county has announced. The grants come from the Kids Recreation Trust Fund and Greening Union County grant ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield unveiled new recycling opportunities at its conservation center Wednesday, including a partnership with Second Chance Toys, which collects plastic toys, cleans them and gives them local to organizations that serve children in need. New sheds, paid for with a ...

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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 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Mackenzi Higgins and Angela Nazzaro, members of Girl Scout Troop 40861 out of Westfield High School, presented their plan to install bat boxes in the Dunham Avenue Bird Sanctuary to Westfield’s town council recently. The project, which will help the girls earn the Girl Scouts ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – After concern over the program’s finances, residents will be able to rid their homes of bulk waste this month through the town's annual program. The municipality announced on Facebook Monday that it has met the minimum number of registrants needed to run the residential bulk ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Green Team, the Westfield High School Green Team and the Tamaques Learning Team have teamed up this year to collect clean, undamaged used backpacks and lunch bags for kids in need, according to Councilman David Contract. There will be large collection boxes by the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Changes in the recycling industry have trickled down to Westfield.  In June, the town announced that household recyclables will be subjected to stricter guidelines to qualify for curbside — no more shredded paper or plastic bags.  “Our vendor, Giordano Company, is also moving ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — All of the trees that were removed in Downtown Westfield last month have been replaced, Town Administrator Jim Gildea announced during last week’s town council meeting. The trees that were removed were causing problems to the infrastructure and were being replaced with more ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Monday that Westfield is getting a $10,000 Recycling Enhancement Grant. The grant program, which aims at improving local recycling rates, is administered by Union County with funding from the New Jersey Department of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With Westfield’s 2018 bulky waste program postponed (and possibly canceled), the town is offering 10 suggested alternative ways to get rid of your junk this June: 1. Bring a carload of bulk waste or mattresses to the Westfield Conservation Center: For a one-time fee of $30, you ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Plastic bags and shredded paper can no longer be recycled with residential curbside pickup, Town Administrator Jim Gildea announced during Tuesday night's town council meeting. The town found out just before the changes went into effect this week, Councilman David Contract ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Starting Monday, June 4, the recycling service Curb My Clutter will be available to pick up clothing and electronics from homes in Westfield thanks to a partnership with the town. Curb My Clutter allows residents to set up pickup times from their homes via text. The service picks ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The playground at Mindowaskin Park will be closed from about July through August for the installation of all-new, handicap-accessible equipment, Town Administrator Jim Gildea said at the town council’s meetings Tuesday night. Donations and grants totaling $560,000 will offset the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield is still trying to find a company to conduct its annual bulky waste pickup after no companies bid on the job this spring. The pickup usually takes place in June, but must now be postponed until the fall, if it happens at all, Town Administrator Jim Gildea told ...

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WESTFIELD – This year’s Tour of Notable Homes is this Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This longtime Westfield tradition is presented by the Friends of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra and highlights some of the area’s diverse architecture and eclectic home design. “This year we present ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Several trees that were cut down in Downtown Westfield in recent days will be replaced, according Westfield Director of Public Works Greg O’Neil. “The trees that were removed were causing problems to the infrastructure and they will be replaced with more appropriate species,” he ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Coordinated by the town’s Green Team, Westfield held an Earth Day Celebration from noon until 3 p.m. on Sunday, capping off a weekend of environmental events commemorating the 48th annual Earth Day. Sunday’s event was held in the North Avenue train station parking lot. Town ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gene Jannotti spoke during the town council's conference session Tuesday to announce planned changes to Westfield’s Festifall Street fair. “We are always willing to make changes that we think will satisfy the public ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A new map on the town of Westfield’s website, www.WestfieldNJ.gov, shows the progress of the town’s storm debris pickup, Town Administrator Jim Gildea announced at Tuesday night’s town council meeting. To see the map, click here. As of Tuesday, the public works crews had ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Mayor Shelley Brindle told the Westfield Recreation Commission Monday that proposed Tamaques Park renovations need to be evaluated for four main concerns before going forward. The project's delay was previously announced at the most recent town council meeting to the dismay of ...

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