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Westfield Schools Open September 6
Instruction will commence in the Westfield Public Schools on Wednesday, September 6, at the following times:
·Westfield High School — 8: 30 a. m.
·Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools — 8: 15 a. m.
·Elementary schools (Grades 1 – 5) — 8: 45 a. m.
·Kindergarten (a. m.) — 8: 50 a. m., Kindergarten (p. m.) — 12: 30 p. m. David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader RESTAURANT IN THE WORKS… A “New York Citystyle” steakhouse is
expected to fill the former 75yearold bank building at 1 Elm Street, with the opening scheduled for the spring of 2001. Owners Harold Rosenbaum and Nino Tambourin will remove the old building’s drop ceiling tiles to reveal a 30foot cathedral ceiling. The plan calls for the addition of balconies as part of the planned 8,000 square foot interior.
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader LONG TIME, NO BUSINESS… The interior and exterior of the space which once bustled with Bruegger’s Bagels’ patrons will be replaced by Douglas Parfumery, one of the largest cosmetic companies in Germany. The perfume shop is expected to fill the void at 127 Central Avenue in October.
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New Stores and Restaurants Moving Into Vacant Spaces In Downtown Accented by New York City Steak House By DEBORAH MADISON
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader
Several new stores will open in downtown Westfield in the next several months.
A “New York Citystyle” steakhouse will occupy the 75yearold bank building at 1 Elm Street, with the opening scheduled for the spring of 2001. Owners Harold Rosenbaum and Nino Tambourin will remove the old building’s drop ceiling tiles to reveal a 30foot cathedral ceiling. The plan calls for the addition of balconies as part of the planned 8,000 square foot interior.
The massive vault door and metal bars will remain intact as a part of the restaurant’s oldworld charm. The new restaurant acquired its liquor license from Galato’s for an undisclosed amount, according to real estate broker Anthony Schilling.
Hobbytown, USA, the country’s largest hobbyshop franchise, will open at 139 East Broad Street in the former store front of Mc Ewen Flowers Inc. by midOctober. Owner Greg Gradel, who also owns Motophoto in Westfield, said that Hobbytown USA has 125 other locations in 40 states.
Another nationally famous chain, Platypus, a homefurnishings store, will open in September at 125 Elm Street, the former location of Taylor Hardware.
Several store owners on Elm Street expressed their hope that Platypus will bring increased foot traffic and customers to this quieter section of Elm Street.
Omaha Steaks, a food chain which carries highquality frozen meats and other partycatering specialty foods, will also be coming to East Broad Street in the fall. It will occupy the former quarters of Temptations.
Joseph A. Bank Clothiers, a national chain for men’s business wear, will open at 121 Quimby Street, the
previous location of Rafter’s. At 127 Central Avenue, Bruegger’s Bagels, a national chain which declared bankruptcy, will be replaced by a franchise of Douglas Parfumery, one of the largest cosmetic firms in Germany. The expected opening for
the store is October, after renovations are completed. Mother and Child, which carries a line of women and children’s clothing, opened last week at the previous location of The Music Staff.
The former site of the Excellent Diner at 222 North Avenue is now
under construction, with retail space planned for the first floor and office space on the second story being planned for that site.
Mr. Schilling explained that the demographics of a town, plus the value of its homes and major anchor stores, are some factors that go into determining the sale price of real estate in the business district. Many of the stores coming to Westfield have franchises located in other upscale towns, such as Princeton, Ridgewood and Upper Montclair.
Princeton carries the highest commercial rents, $40 to $45 per square foot, according to Mr. Schilling. Ridgewood weighs in at approximately $38 per square foot, and Upper Montclair at about $40 per square foot. Westfield and Summit are comparable at approximately $25 to $35 per square foot.
Scotch Plains and Fanwood, as well as Cranford, are usually in the high teens for each square foot of retail space, according to Mr. Schilling.
In Westfield, between Central Avenue and Elm Street, retail properties go for approximately $35 per square foot, while stores off the main street cost anywhere from $20 to $30 per square foot, depending on location.
That complicated task currently of marketing Westfield falls on the
Kerrianne Spellman Cort for The Westfield Leader IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK… This portion of the Deserted Village in Feltville is referred to as the Church Store. Currently, the beautiful building is under restoration. A sign before the structure reads, “Rehabilitation of Church/ Store Building of The Deserted Village at Feltville/ Glenside Park, Watchung Reservation. Made possible by a Grant from The Historic Preservation Bond Program from the New Jersey Historic Trust.”
Rescue Pension Will Go to Vote On Nov. Ballot
By PAUL J. PEYTON
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader
The Westfield Town Council came a step closer to initiating a pension plan for members of the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad this week by adopting an ordinance to place the program on the November election ballot.
If approved by voters, the town would pay a maximum of $92,000 annually. Officials have estimated that the pension plan will equate a half a tax point.
Contributions to the Length of Service Awards Program, or LOSAP, as it is called, will range from $120 to $1,150 annually for each squad member. Benefits will be calculated based on both active duty and years of service on the squad. The latter category will be capped at 10 years in the pension plan.
Rescue Squad Vice President Reid S. Edles, a 15year member of the organization, views the pension plan as an incentive to build the squad’s membership base.
He said the five years of active duty required for full vestment in the LOSAP will only strengthen members’ commitment to the squad. A small percentage of the squad’s membership currently have less than five years of active duty.
“It’s (LOSAP) a tool that we have now to attract and retain members,” Mr. Edles explained. He said the LOSAP would especially benefit younger squad members.
The squad’s leadership is considering placing information regarding the LOSAP in its annual Membership Drive mailings which will be sent to residents in October.
Town Attorney William S. Jeremiah, 2nd, noted that the ordinance is based on a total membership of 80 people when, in fact, the rescue squad only has 70 current members.
Public Safety Committee Chairman Neil F. Sullivan said the full $92,000 should be appropriated to give the town some flexibility in the event squad membership increases to the full 80 members in the pension plan.
He called the LOSAP “an important tool for the retention of experienced members the Westfield Rescue Squad provides us.” Mr. Sullivan
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Construction Projects Will Finish In Time for Schools’ Opening Day
By LAWRENCE HENRY
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader
So far, so good with ongoing school construction projects in Westfield’s public schools.
In Westfield, Robert A. Berman, School Board Secretary and Business Administrator, said, “I’m anticipating that everything will be open for September 6.”
Construction on Westfield High School has been the most conspicuous and talkedabout work in the district. The bulk of this work, Mr. Berman noted, will be funded by a bond issue that will be put to the voters in December.
Some construction has gone ahead through the summer.
Four classroom conversions on the Trinity Place side of the building “will be done,” Mr. Berman said. “We’ve had a great contractor there, and they’re moving very well. The windows were installed last Monday and Tuesday. Now they can finish off the interiors.” Those classrooms will be finished “in a week or 10 days,” Mr. Berman estimated.
Last spring, Superintendent of Schools Dr. William J. Foley called the high school “tired” and “dark.” Much of that gloomy appearance,
Mr. Berman said, has been remedied by new windows installed over the summer.
“All the classrooms are done,” he said, “and they’re working on the auditorium right now. They will do cafeteria next week.”
The new windows will all be in place by the time school opens, Mr. Berman said.
“They’re beautiful windows. They’re making the building look brandnew. Plus, they’re energyefficient. There’s no longer any need for any of those old venetian blinds or shades.”
In other construction throughout the district, Mr. Berman related Franklin Elementary School is “getting its final inspections right now. The last inspection is for the elevator. We should be in really good shape there. It looks terrific. It’s essentially completed, and we’ll be ready to open on time.”
The Wilson Elementary School library, which started construction in July, “probably has another two months to go,” Mr. Berman said. That project will also include a new nurse’s office.
At McKinley Elementary School, Mr. Berman related, the district had
to push the contractor by about a week “so we can get our final inspections done before getting school started.”
In addition, there are some minor renovations going on at Edison Intermediate School and Tamaques Elementary School. These should be done by the time the school year starts, Mr. Berman said.
Police Chief Search Nears End, Administrator Shannon Says By MELISSA BETKOWSKI
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader
The search for a successor to outgoing Westfield Police Chief Anthony J. Scutti is nearing completion, according to Town Administrator Thomas Shannon.
Mr. Shannon has said he is pleased with the overall search process. This process involves five stages designed to help him to select Chief Scutti’s successor, picking either Captain Cliff Auchter or Captain Bernard Tracy.
These stages include an assessment of the candidates’ command capabilities (conducted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, headquartered in Alexandria, Va.), a psychological evaluation, an assessment of the candidates’ management and command qualities, a background investigation and interviews. In the final stage, Mr. Shannon will meet with Chief Scutti to get his recommendation.
Mr. Shannon said the selection process has proved useful. It “should help us make a very good choice,” he said.
He hopes to make an official rec ommendation to Mayor Thomas C.
Jardim and Town Council by next week. He noted that the Mayor and council must approve his appointment of a new chief.
“It is my intention that we go through the approval in a timely manner,” Mr. Shannon said.
Third Ward Councilman Neil F. Sullivan said, “I fully expect that he will make a recommendation to us and we will be able to make a decision soon.”
Mr. Sullivan, who chairs the council’s Public Safety Committee, noted that the next regularly sched uled meeting of the council is set for
Tuesday, September 5. Mr. Shannon had said he wanted to have a recommendation for the Town Council by Labor Day.
The new police chief will take control of a 59person department with an annual operating budget of over $4.2 million.
Chief Scutti is retiring after 14 years as Chief and 41 years with the department. While his mandatory last day is not until March of 2001, his accrued vacation time and other benefits enable him to leave this summer.
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Four White Officers Sue Black Superior, SP; Charge Racism
By MELISSA BETKOWSKI
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SCOTCH PLAINS -Four white Scotch Plains police officers have filed suit in Union County Superior Court, accusing black police Captain Marshall Nelson of racism and creating a hostile work environment.
The four officers, Brian Cheney, Matthew Fugett, Brian Garbinski and Kevin Lonergan, are suing Captain Nelson, Chief Thomas O’Brien, the police department and the township. In addition to race discrimination (“ reverse discrimination”) and creating a hostile work environment, the suit alleges that the officers were the victims of intentional infliction of emotional distress as well as slander, the officers’ attorney, Steven Adler, said.
Township Attorney Douglas Hansen calls the suit frivolous, “with no basis in law or in fact.” He said the town “intends to fight to the end.”
The suit stems from an April 2 motor vehicle stop of a Jeep Cherokee driven by four black men. The vehicle matched the description of one reported to have been involved
in possible gunfire, Township Manager Thomas Atkins said, speaking on behalf of the police department and the township. The men in the vehicle were later released.
According to Mr. Hansen, some time during the stop, weapons were drawn by the officers, but the circumstances were unclear surrounding the incident. Mr. Atkins contended that the officers followed proper procedures.
Mr. Hansen added that any time weapons are drawn, the incident is referred to the chief for review.
He also noted that Chief O’Brien received complaints from the parents of two of the men involved, and that the complaints were reviewed by Captain Nelson. He stated that the “allegations would be investigated irrespective of color.”
Following the investigation, the officers received a verbal reprimand from Captain Nelson, which they felt was unfair. The officers appealed to the chief, who held that the captain had reached the proper decision, Mr. Hansen said.
Mr. Atkins has said, “The chief acted immediately and thoroughly and looked at everything very carefully.”
According to Mr. Atkins, the chief reviewed video and audio tapes from the stop in trying to determine how to handle the situation.
In the suit filed, the officers allege that the township did nothing on this matter, which Mr. Atkins claims is “100 percent false.”
The suit also alleged that “Chief O’Brien indicated that he was going to find the same as Captain Nelson,” Mr. Adler said. “In effect, he was going to rubberstamp Captain Nelson’s decision.”
Mr. Adler also contended that, during Chief O’Brien’s review, he found that Captain Nelson had acted unprofessionally.
Mr. Hansen stated that an offer was made to the officers’ private counsel to see the evidence, but that that offer was refused. He maintained that “the township is not going to be intimidated.” The township may bring a countersuit against the officers, he said.
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader OPENING THE VAULT… The massive vault door and metal bars of the former bank building at 1 Elm Street will remain intact as a part of the restaurant’s oldworld charm when it comes to Westfield in the spring of 2001.
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New Restaurants and Stores Come to Downtown Westfield
shoulders of the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), the management entity for the town’s special improvement district. The DWC has been working with the town on renovating and upgrading different corridors of the central business district (CBD) in order to make the downtown more attractive.
New benches, planters and lighting have already been installed in some areas, funded by grants, and decorative brick pavers for the CBD’s main intersection at Elm Street and Broad Street will soon be installed, making the intersection more pedestrianfriendly.
According to DWC Executive Director Director Michael LaPlace, the DWC is conducting a regional ad campaign to market Westfield as a prime location to national stores and Westfield is gaining a good reputation as a successful business district.
“The DWC has also been renovating and upgrading different corridors of the CBD in order to make the downtown more attractive,” Mr. LaPlace pointed out.
New benches, planters and lighting have already been installed in some areas and decorative brick pavers for the CBD’s main intersection at Elm Street and Broad Street will soon be installed, making the intersection more pedestrianfriendly.
“We are making Westfield an attractive and inviting place to shop,” Mr. LaPlace remarked.
Randy Aronoff, owner of Randall’s Shoes, which has been on the corner of Elm and Broad since 1958, said that upgrading and renovating the overall look of the downtown is important to
attracting shoppers. “You have to draw people to something more special than what the malls have to offer,” Mr. Aronoff said. “Westfield has to take a cue from other towns with thriving downtowns.”
Mr. Aronoff believes that bringing more restaurants and food shops is the key to making the downtown a success as well as sprucing up the whole overall look with landscaping and lighting.
Both Mr. Schilling and Mr. Aronoff, as well as many of the other store owners agreed that solving the downtown’s parking problem is also a major goal in insuring downtown Westfield’s future success. Recently, Mr. Schilling noted, major chains have expressed their concerns regarding Westfield’s parking problems.
Boro Emergency Management Team Holds Simulated Crisis to Test Response Capabilities
By SUZETTE F. STALKER
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader
FANWOOD -Members of the Fanwood Emergency Management Council (FEMC) brainstormed for more than an hour August 10 during a “tabletop drill” to determine the borough’s response capabilities in the face of a “worstcase” disaster.
Held in a conference room at Fanwood police headquarters, the discussion dealt with a hypothetical emergency in which two armed terrorists take 25 parents and students hostage during a program at a local school.
The drill was held simultaneously with a disaster simulation exercise involving the same scenario which was played out at the Orange Avenue School in Cranford.
For that drill, conducted by the Union County Office of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Township of Cranford, multiple emergency response personnel and vehicles actually traveled to the scene of the “crisis.”
As with the Cranford exercise, the initial situation at the Fanwood school escalated even further with the “release” of the nerve gas sarin by one of the hostage takers. This potentially deadly agent actually was released during an act of terrorism in a subway in Japan several years ago.
Fanwood Police Chief Robert Carboy, who serves as the municipality’s Emergency Management Coordinator, led the exercise at police headquarters, with some dozen participants in attendance.
Among them were Mayor Louis C. Jung and several Borough Council members, as well as representatives of the police department, the Fanwood Volunteer Rescue Squad, Public Works, the Fanwood Senior Citizens, The Chelsea at Fanwood, Channel 35 and The Times of Scotch PlainsFanwood.
In conjunction with the onsite Cranford exercise, the county’s Office of Emergency Management had encouraged other area municipalities to also conduct drills to gauge their readiness to handle situations involving what are defined as “weapons of mass destruction.” These weapons can include nuclear, biological, chemical or radiological agents.
The importance of being prepared to deal with terrorism or other threats has been driven home in recent years by incidents ranging from the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City to the shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., in addition to disasters outside the United States’ borders.
“We in this county have not experienced this type of thing before,” Chief Carboy remarked to his fellow FEMC members during the drill. “But when you pick up the paper, you find these (types of disasters) occur… every day.”
As Chief Carboy provided updates on the unfolding “emergency” last evening, FEMC members offered input and recommendations on gauging the extent of the emergency, determining manpower needs, utilizing assistance from outside agencies, carrying out an evacuation and disseminating information to the public.
FEMC members concurred that, while negotiators communicated with the terrorists, a command post would have to be established to coordinate the efforts of all units in handling the crisis at the school.
Besides police, it was anticipated that the local fire department, rescue squad and Department of Public Works, among others, would be called into service.
With the potential release of the nerve gas, Chief Carboy proposed that residents within four or five blocks of the school would have to be evacuated as a safety precaution.
Several Fanwood buildings have actually been designated as temporary shelter sites in the event of any kind of emergency, FEMC representatives confirmed during the drill. The borough also recently entered into an agreement with the American Red Cross for shelter services.
It was also determined that school gymnasiums or auditoriums, located outside the danger zone, could be used for temporary shelter if a largescale
evacuation was warranted. Chief Carboy additionally revealed that he has an updated list on hand of residents with special needs who would require particular attention if an evacuation were to really take place.
In terms of the sarin threat, Fanwood Rescue Squad Captain Susan Davis advised that the best sources to contact for information would be agencies like the Centers for Disease Control or a poison control center, as well as a biological warfare expert.
Although FEMC members acknowledged that news of such a crisis would likely be picked up within a short time by television networks, Chief Carboy projected that information would also need to be channeled through the local print and cable access media.
Once the “standoff” had ended with the “release” of the sarin, the team discussed methods for treating victims who had been exposed to the nerve gas. Sarin is described in hazardous materials guides as a colorless, odorless, highly volatile agent that can be fatal if inhaled or if it comes into contact with skin or eyes.
Mrs. Davis remarked that the victims would have to be decontaminated
with water, but in a way that would not allow the thentainted water to escape into borough pipelines.
She noted that victims might also require medical attention and predicted that affected individuals would be dispersed to hospitals based on the extent of their injuries.
In addition, the rescue squad President, who was joined by squad First Lieutenant Jeffrey Downing at the meeting, said ambulances transporting victims would have to be specially outfitted to prevent the vehicles themselves from becoming contaminated.
Several participants suggested that a crisis of this magnitude would require assistance from beyond Fanwood’s borders, such as federal and state law enforcement officials; specialized units like a hazmat team, which deals with hazardous materials, or perhaps even the military.
Near the end of the drill, Chief Carboy summed up the importance of having all local units prepared to work cooperatively in the face of a major disaster.
“There’s only one way to survive this (type of) thing and that’s to work together,” he said.
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said maintaining a viable rescue squad is “an important function of our town government.”
“It’s a good use of the people’s money,” he added.
Town Administrator Thomas P. Shannon said the program, should it be approved by voters, would be worked into the 2001 municipal budget.
To be eligible for the pension plan, a member must complete one year of active service on the squad based on the individual’s assigned regular weekly duty period as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
The LOSAP would pay the maximum benefit of $1,150 to squad members who pull 90 percent or higher on their assigned duty shift. A member who has a 70 percent duty attendance will receive $120. Years of service would be calculated after the duty attendance has been factored into each pension benefit.
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader DEFINITELY A RARE BREED… This beautiful blue 1931 twodoor Ford Phaeton is definitely a rare breed since most of those models were of a fourdoor variety. This classic originally resided in a box in Uruguay in 1931 then was later assembled. This winter it was discovered sitting under a palm tree in Sarasota, Florida and purchased by former 30year Westfield resident Roy Cross, who now lives in Clark.
Red Cross Chapter To Offer Babysitting
WESTFIELD — The Westfield/ Mountainside Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer a training course in babysitting on Friday, September 22, from 6: 30 to 8: 30 p. m. and Saturday, September 23, from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Class will break at noon for a halfhour lunch.
Registration will be done on a firstcome, firstserved basis and will close one week prior to training. The cost is $30 per child. Class will be limited to 10 children.
Participants must be 11 years old or older. Class ages range from 11 to 13 years old. Each child will be required to bring to class a doll equal to the size of a cabbage patch doll. Youngsters must participate in both sessions to qualify for certification.
For additional information, please call (908) 2327090 or visit the Westfield/ Mountainside Red Cross headquarters at 321 Elm Street in Westfield to register inperson.
CHADD to Sponsor Forum for Families
MOUNTAINSIDE — CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) will present a forum for children with Attention Deficit Disorder/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/ HD) and their parents on Saturday, November 4, from 10 a. m. to noon.
The program, to be held at Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, will provide an opportunity for children ages 8 and older to discuss their concerns with a professional facilitator in agerelated groups.
CHADD spokeswoman Helen Murphy said the experience “can be used to help children learn more about themselves and coping with AD/ HD.”
The parents session “will focus on skills which foster better relationships with your AD/ HD child and will offer an opportunity for sharing.”
The registration fees are as follow: $5 per parent, $8 per child and $12 for a parent and child together. The registration deadline is Friday, September 15.
Registration forms should be forwarded to Helen Murphy, 201 Hazel Avenue, Westfield, 07090. Checks should be made payable to: Western Union CHADD.
Westfield Y Lists Itinerary Of Trips Scheduled for Fall
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Y, located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield, will sponsor two trips for the fall.
A threeday, twonight trip to Newport, R. I., will take place from Monday through Wednesday, September 18 to 20.
This trip will include a lunch stop en route in Mystic Village, Conn. and a dinner theater after check in at the Best Western in Newport.
Other highlights will be a tour of a Newport mansion and dinner at the Pier Restaurant. Several spaces are still available for this trip but registration is almost full.
A triple room is $311, double is $337 and single is $432. The fee for this trip includes transportation, hotel accommodations, admissions, two breakfasts and two dinners.
On Friday, October 27, a trip is planned to the First USA Riverfront
Arts Center in Wilmington, Del. Featured will be what is billed as the largest exhibition of Faberge masterpieces ever presented, including over 1,000 masterpieces from more than 30 private collections and museums.
Lunch will be served at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Del. The $85 fee for this trip includes lunch, transportation, entry fees and gratuities.
For more information or to register, please call (908) 2332700, Extension No. 247 or visit the Y. Payment in full is required upon registration, and no refunds will be given unless a spot can be sold.
Westfield Y Announces Dance Classes for Kids
WESTFIELD — Registration is now underway for dance classes in ballet, jazz and creative dance for children ages 3 through 8 at the Westfield Y.
Led by dance instructor Roberta (Bert) Lubin, the classes will teach children elements of dance in a stressfree, fun environment. Each class will be limited to 12 children, and parents are always invited to the last class of each session.
Classes will include a very slow progression of dance steps throughout the school year, to allow for the flexibility of taking classes during other sessions.
The next session of classes will start on Tuesday, September 5. The Y is located at 220 Clark Street. For more information, please contact Deana Sroka, Sports Director of the Y, at (908) 2332700.
Friends of Lenape Park To Present Hawk Watch
CRANFORD – The Friends of Lenape Park will sponsor a hawk watch on Saturday, September 16, from 9 a. m. to noon at Lenape Park on Kenilworth Boulevard in Cranford.
Members will be on hand to count and identify migrating raptors including hawks, falcons, osprey and turkey vultures. The public is invited to attend.
Spotting scopes, binoculars and educational materials will be available. Hawk watch volunteers will be set up next to the Trap and Skeet Range parking lot off of Kenilworth Boulevard.
The rain date will be Sunday, September 17. Friends of Lenape Park is an organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing native biodiversity at Lenape Park, a wetland buffer and wildlife oasis in Union County.
For further information, please contact the organization at P. O. Box 289, 16 South Avenue, West, Cranford, 07016, (908) 6872169 or by email at lenapepark@ aol. com. Information is also available at http:// members. aol. com/ DRCSInc/ Lenape. html.
Parking Meeting On Tap August 30
WESTFIELD — The Town Council will hold a special hearing at 7: 30 p. m. on Wednesday, August 30, in the Community Room of the Municipal Building to continue discussion on downtown parking.
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