Westfield’s Incredibly Shrinking Surplus

May 13, 2020

The Town’s surplus funds are like the savings account that we all try to maintain for our own households.  Surplus is critical for towns to address unanticipated and unbudgeted costs, for example those brought on by blizzards, hurricanes and, yes, global pandemics.  They protect against periods of economic turmoil and they help to earn and […]

Mayor Brindle’s Broken Budget

April 29, 2020

On March 10, 2020, just before the devastating human and economic impact of the COVID-19 virus would become widely known, Mayor Shelly Brindle released a “Bold Action Plan” for Westfield. In it, she criticized the Town’s prior budget policies that had, in her words, “taken a very conservative approach to budgeting which has effectively maintained […]

Congressman Malinowski Failed Our Community

April 28, 2020

WESTFIELD – Last month, Congressman Malinowski voted for H.R. 748, the $2.2 trillion “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” also known as the “CARES Act”. Not a single town in his district received direct municipal aid from the federal government to help them balance budget shortfalls created by the COVID-19 response.  “We have never needed our federal representatives […]

Upcoming events canceled due to COVID-19

March 13, 2020

In light of the current health situation we have decided to cancel some of our upcoming events. Specifically, the next Thirsty Thursday (scheduled for March 26th), and the Tamaques Park Clean-Up (scheduled for March 28th) are cancelled. We will keep you informed about future events as time and more details surrounding the Corona virus unfold. […]

Mayor Brindle’s “Bold Action Plan”

March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020 In her comments at this week’s Town Council meeting, which she has also posted online, Mayor Brindle attempts to soften the blow of the unprecedented tax increase and surplus spending in the upcoming municipal budget by trumpeting her action plan for a “brighter future” for Westfield. This is classic politician-speak for “please […]

Property taxes going up…

March 6, 2020


February 11, 2020

Surplus Spending…

February 9, 2020

Mayor Brindle should not be surprised that expenses increase over time. The Town should use surplus funds to address situations like this, rather than resort to a regressive, non-deductible tax increase for all. Unfortunately, in the past two years the Brindle administration has spent down almost $9 million of the surplus it inherited, and now […]

Lincoln Day Awards Dinner & Silent Auction Feb 26th

January 28, 2020

The Chairman of Host Committee, Dr. Robert Rubino, Invites you to the Union County Republicans awards dinner. Wednesday, February 26th from 6 to 9pm at The Cranford Social Club 220 South Ave East, Cranford Featured Guests: Senator Tom Kean, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, and Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz $75 per person or $1000 to sponsor RSVP to […]

Join Us at our February Social Outing!

January 31, 2019