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May 12, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — Bow hunters bagged 20 deer in Westfield as part of Union County’s annual deer hunt this past winter, the town administrator said Tuesday. The hunters killed 16 deer in Brightwood Park and four in the area of Lamberts Mill Road, Town Administrator Jim Gildea said at Tuesday's ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Farmers market kicked off the season a month early this weekend with online ordering and contact-free pickup. Four produce vendors and one winery took part in the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s first social distancing shopping experience. “The line ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The hive tried to multiply, right in front of Wally Parker’s home.  When the Kimball Avenue resident found earlier this week that honey bees, which had been living in a tall tree migrated to an azalea bush in front of his home, he called a beekeeper to gather the swarm and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — (Updated at 8:09 p.m.) Have you gotten your permit to drop off yard waste at the Conservation Center? If you want one, you’ll have to log in at just the right time. The Conservation Center was a popular place to be in Westfield Thursday morning. Around 11:30 a.m., a line of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Coronavirus may be keeping most people at home, but folks still need a place to drop off their yard waste. And starting Thursday, Westfield residents will again be able to do just that. Nearly 500 people have purchased permits to drop off yard waste at the conservation center, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Used gloves and masks belong in the garbage — and nowhere else: not in the recycling and not littered on local streets. The town’s recycling provider, Giordano Company, is reporting that large amounts of such personal protective equipment are creating a hazard at its recycling ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Conservation center will open for the season on April 16 with limited hours, the mayor announced this weekend. “The town has received permission from the state to open the Conservation Center during the COVID-19 crisis, provided that all social distancing ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Following last year’s Earth Day festivities that extended throughout the month of April, the Westfield Green Team was anticipating an even more elaborate set of events this month. Then coronavirus happened and the Green Team reformulated the plans, Kirti Malik, a volunteer with ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — If in the swing of the shopping season you've seen blue bags emblazoned with this town’s logo, the Green Team wants you to know that they were given out as thanks to businesses participating in its Green Medallion Program. The program encourages local businesses to enact ...

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The plan for bow hunting goes to the council for approval Tuesday night. WESTFIELD, NJ — One day before the Town Council’s anticipated approval of participation in a deer hunt, town officials issued a Q&A on the decision to participate in the bow hunt spearheaded by Union County. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A surplus of deer in Brightwood Park and the wooded area of the town’s Conservation Center have been gobbling up the forest understory, damaging ornamental vegetation and creating a general safety hazard, town officials said. The Town Council is set to authorize Union County bow ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Developers wishing to build in most parts of this town will have to provide electric vehicle charging stations under new rules approved by the Town Council. The rules come into play whenever a new development would require that the parking spaces be included as part of an ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Chicken fat, discarded banana peels, moldy cheese and other food items that previously would have been tossed in the garbage may now be more easily recycled. Beginning Friday, residents will be able to drop off food waste at the Westfield Conservation Center and be assured that ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The list of local businesses adopting environmentally sustainable practices under the town’s Green Medallion program is growing. Business owners participating in the program organized by the Westfield Green Team have earned praise for taking a variety of measures toward more ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Climate Week has wrapped, but events that benefit the environment are continuing year-round, including with a slate of October happenings. The Westfield Green Team’s efforts to reduce the municipality’s carbon footprint have included offering incentives for local businesses to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s annual bulky waste pickup program received a green light from Town Council Tuesday marking the second consecutive year in which the municipality is not subsidizing the program, resulting in higher fees for homeowners purchasing permits for it. The council awarded a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — After uncertainty about its feasibility, the municipality’s annual bulky waste pickup program, commonly referred to as “junk day,” is anticipated to return. The Town Council is set to award a contract to the lone bidder for the program, Republic Services, at a special meeting to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Providing customers with paper takeout containers, bamboo straws and reusable bags are among the measures some local businesses are earning praise for. To encapsulate that praise, the Green Team has bestowed recognition by way of a “medallion” (in the form a removable sticker) on ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s annual bulky waste pickup program is again at risk of being tossed in the waste bin. The municipality postponed the program in 2018 when no contractors bid on the job, and the same may happen again this year if vendors do not reply favorably to a request for proposals ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Now in its 24th season, the Westfield Farmers Market is in full swing every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through October at the North side of the town’s train station. The market is sponsored by Two River Community Bank and run by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The nearly 500-acre county Lenape Park located on the municipality’s border is a prime habitat for deer, but the elegant creatures don’t seem to stay in the park and have been galloping through residential areas and getting hit by cars, officials said. Lenape Park, a small ...

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Updated at 5:26 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ – Police have been fielding reports of at least one coyote in the area, the department’s chief said Wednesday, following a resident’s posting a photo of a coyote dining on a groundhog in the area of Summit Court. Police Chief Chris Battiloro noted that ...

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Updated at 1:03 p.m. July 29 UNION COUNTY, NJ — Following a record harvest during last year’s hunt, the freeholders have again allocated funding for deer hunts — by both shotgun and bow — at eight county parks in 14 municipalities. The freeholder board on Thursday approved the $20,815 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A four-legged creature with pointy ears, thinning red-brown fur and a white-tipped tail has been making its way through the municipality prompting numerous reports on social media. On Thursday, a resident of Boulevard posted a video of the animal walking up to her front door to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The leaves are long gone but the gas-powered blowers are still making noise. Jon Spitz, a Dorian Road resident, is lobbying the municipality to find a fix for loud gas-powered leaf blowers that he said contractors are using to blow grass clippings into the street. “This is a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – What do you do if you run into a deer, or find a dead one for that matter? In Westfield, Union County provides deer carcass removal through a contract with a private vendor. The public is advised to call the Westfield Regional Health Department at 908-789-4070 to facilitate dead ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Employees of the town’s Public Works Department undertook what was not your average storm-drain cleaning Thursday morning. The workers rescued a baby deer, which had gotten stuck in a drain on Morris Avenue near Sherman Street. Residents Tina Macry and Suzanne Gaffney Vedder had ...

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