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Vote By Mail ballots have hit Westfield mailboxes!

October 3, 2020

Most registered Westfield voters should receive their Vote By Mail ballots in today or Monday’s mail. Please check your mail!  This is what your ballot will look like.  Don’t throw it away!  You will use it to vote in the 2020 General Election.   Please visit UnionCountyvotes.com for answers to frequently asked questions about Voting By Mail. INSTRUCTIONS ON […]

Will I be permitted to vote in-person on the voting machine if I go to my polling place on November 3rd?

October 2, 2020

NO. You will NOT be permitted to vote on the machine if you go to your polling place.  Voters who appear at the polling location will be permitted to vote ONLY on a Provisional Paper Ballot. A Provisional Paper Ballot is similar to voting on your VBM Ballot but requires that you wait in line to receive a ballot […]

The 2020 General Election is Almost Entirely Vote By Mail

September 24, 2020

Ballots for all registered voters have begun being mailed in Union County. EVERY registered voter in NJ will be receiving a mail-in ballot, whether or not it was requested. Westfield residents should expect to receive their ballots in the next 2 weeks. We recommend that you complete your ballot as soon as it is received […]

Please join us for a Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraising Event

September 18, 2020

Hosted by Old York Cellars Winery on Thursday, October 15, 2020, from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm To participate register at: https://www.oldyorkcellars.com/events/WTRC-Virtual-Wine-Tasting-Experience Registration includes: 3 bottles of wine (red, white, blush) 1 box of chocolate wafers Sommelier instruction via Zoom $75 per Tasting Kit (per couple) Please register by October 9, 2020 to guarantee home delivery […]

There is Still Time to Register to Vote!

September 16, 2020

You must register by October 13th to vote in this year’s General Election. When you register you can declare your Republican affiliation- All are Welcome! You can find all the necessary info and forms on the Union County Board of Elections website. https://ucnj.org/boe/ Every registered voter in New Jersey will receive a Vote By Mail Ballot. You can […]

Bramnick tries to limit Murphy’s power during Assembly session

June 18, 2020

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick pushed to increase transparency and balance in government at Thursday’s Assembly session by calling to move legislation requiring the legislature to review and approve executive orders issued during a state of emergency after 14 days.“Unfortunately, the present state of emergency continues without transparency or review by the state Assembly,” said […]

Hands Off Our Houses

June 17, 2020

Maybe you’re like me, and thousands of other Westfield homeowners.  You own a typical 1920s or earlier Colonial, or Tudor, or Cape.  It has been updated and well-maintained over the years, but it doesn’t include many of the amenities that current homebuyers demand.  For example, it has a detached garage, no open floor plan, and […]

An Important Op-Ed from Senator Tom Kean Jr.

June 16, 2020

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/westfield/sections/op-ed-westfield/articles/kean-a-pivotal-moment-for-our-community

Your “Historic” Home – Whether You Like It or Not

June 11, 2020

Many of us reside in Westfield because of the charming homes that line our attractive streets.  Having made what, for many, is the largest investment of our lives, we expect to be able to update and improve our properties as we like, subject of course to existing zoning laws and building codes. Over the years, […]

The Problems with PILOTs – Conclusion

June 5, 2020

This week, we conclude our examination of the many problems with PILOTs and the tax abatement programs that the Brindle Administration recently set in motion in Westfield.  It is an examination that we would have expected the Mayor and Council to openly undertake with input from all residents, preferably after the global pandemic ended.  Unfortunately, […]