Green

September 17, 2018

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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WESTFIELD, NJ — The winners of McKinley Elementary School’s poster contest from its fifth annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Night last month have been announced: First Grade Winner:  Laila Mehmedovic First  Grade Runner-Up:  Julia Thorburn Second Grade Winner:  ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Joe Battiato and Charlie Cacici are on a mission to save the rain forests and improve the lives of people living in developing nations.  Cacici, a Westfield resident, founded Global Ecology Corp. in 2012 with Battiato, who lives in Woodbridge. Both men are 63 and have spent 35 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Giordano Company, the company that collects recycling for the town of Westfield, is collecting in Westfield’s zone 3 for as long as possible as long as conditions permit, the company posted on its website on Thursday at 5 a.m. Zone 3 was not completed Wednesday due to extremely ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The JCC of Central New Jersey in Scotch Plains remains committed to improving its building and campus while making it more green and observing the core Jewish values of sh’mirat ha’adamah (protection and renewal of the world) and ba’al taschshit (do not destroy or ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Freeholders presented the town of Westfield with $50,000 for Mindowaskin Park playground equipment, $7,780 to plant 80 trees and $43,320 for the Reeve House Thursday. The grant programs are administered and funded through the Union County Open Space, Kids ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Updated Oct. 3 at 8:40 a.m.* The town of Westfield changed the instructions on its website recently regarding how recyclables should be put out for pickup, but why it was changed is in dispute. David Contract, a Democrat running for town council in Ward 3, said it was because ...

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