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Page 3 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Thursday, April 9, 1998 This Is Westfield Member of the New Jersey Press Association  Member of the National Newspaper Association Periodicals - Postage Paid at Westfield, New Jersey The Official Newspaper of the Town of Westfield and the County of Union - Established 1890 - P.O. Box 250 50 Elm Street, Westfield, N.J. 07091 (908) 232-4407  Fax: (908) 232-0473 press@goleader.com  www.goleader.com David B. Corbin SPORTS Suzette F. Stalker ASSISTANT EDITOR Karen M. Hinds OFFICE MANAGER Horace R. Corbin PUBLISHER Gail S. Corbin GENERAL MANAGER Paul J. Peyton MANAGING EDITOR Joanna B. Marsh MARKETING DIRECTOR 26 th Annual Edition A special section of The Westfield Leader A Preface to the 26th Annual Edition of This Is Westfield "Coming Together" - This 26th edition of This Is Westfield tackles a difficult question that many of us, and generations before us, have struggled with. That is, "What makes Westfield and the region so special?" Certainly, the answer lies in the people; their many talents, energy, spirit and good hearts. But, there's more. For some uncanny reason, "volunteerism" pervades every nook and cranny of West-field endeavors. And it's been that way from day one. To celebrate "volunteerism," we've at-tempted a seemingly simple task - to publish a list of Westfield volunteer orga-nizations. As deadline approached, we realized the impossibility of the objec-tive. Each one group contacted led to the discovery of three more. So, our list is incomplete. But, it's a starting point. Presumably, our phone will be ringing from those not included. We apologize to them now. It will take several iterations of pub-lishing with continuous maintenance be-fore the volunteer list approaches com-pleteness. If your group is not listed, please call (908) 232-4407, write or email us - press@goleader.com. We'll continue the task as we feel it is useful to the community. This information and much more is available on our Internet site -www. goleader.com. We have been able to mail this 26th edition of This Is Westfield to every resi-dent in Westfield and Mountainside along with our April 9 edition of The Westfield Leader newspaper. Also, we've been able to mail the April 9 newspaper of The Times of Scotch Plains and Fanwood to every resident in those towns. This is in addition to our growing county, state and national newspaper subscriber base. We're also reaching thousands each month via the Internet. Thank you for your support in our 108th year of publishing. If this is the first time you've seen our publications, we urge you to consider being a subscriber. With your help, we promise to do more. Horace Corbin - Publisher Contributing Staff Gail Corbin ................ General Manager Paul Peyton ................. Managing Editor David Corbin ................... Sports Editor Suzette Stalker ............. Assistant Editor Mark Yablonsky ....................... Reporter Joanna Marsh ......... Marketing Director Karen M. Hinds ............ Office Manager Jeanne Whitney ................... Staff Writer Susan Dyckman .................. Staff Writer Maria Ciccarella ................. Staff Writer William Burke .................... Photography Peter Billson ......................... Consultant John Russell, a Westfield artist, illustrated the front cover by depicting the dedication and commitment of the people who live and work in our town. John has a growing business illustrating homes, families and pets. The models for Mr. Russell's rendition, with distinct talents of their own, are also residents. Thomas J. Killian, 11, excels in several musical instru-ments including the violin, piano and tuba. He has a broad range of interests covering model railroading, writing and geometry. Music teacher Bob Rietzke, of our public schools for over three decades, has nurtured many students to prestigious achievements. Mr. Rietzke is prominent in state music education groups. He is nearing completion of his book, "Sightreading for the Serious." Publisher's Note ....................................... Page 3 Friends of The Library .......................... Page 4 Mindowaskin Park ................................. Page 7 The Red Cross ......................................... Page 8 Town Reports .......................................... Page 10 Where Your Taxes Go ............................ Page 20 Chamber of Commerce .......................... Page 23 Westfield Schools .................................... Page 26 Clubs and Organizations ....................... Page 30 Directory of Public Servants ................. Page 37 Recycling Schedule ................................. Page 38 List of Parks ............................................ Page 39 Westfield Train Service .......................... Page 40 Sports Highlights .................................... Page 41 List of Houses of Worship...................... Page 46 Images of Our Town ............................... Page 47 Table of Contents Issue Highlights
Page 4 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Thursday, April 9, 1998 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK Start Copy Richard A. BOUSQUET Associates Inc. (908) 232-1199 www.wesfieldnj.com/bousquet P.O. Box 105  Scotch Plains Fax: (908) 232-2212 Construction Service Specialists  Property Management  Historical Restorations  Construction Management  New Construction & Remodeling The Christopher Academy 510 Hillcrest Ave. Westfield (908) 233-7447 1390 Terrill Road Scotch Plains (908) 322-4652 A Montessori School "The education of even a very small child does not aim at preparing him for school but for life" Dr. Montessori  21/2 years-first grade  Half and full day programs  Summer camp  Montessori teacher training American Montessori Society Affiliate By JEANNE WHITNEY Specially Written for This Is Westfield Library Quiz: What book was checked out most frequently from the Westfield Memorial Library adult collection last year? From the children's collection? (find answer at end.) With the Westfield Memorial Library currently celebrating 10 years in its home on East Broad Street at Stanley Avenue, the Friends of the Library, a 600-member strong volunteer fundraising group, looks back over a 26-year history and the many important - if not crucial - contributions the group has made to the library. Ten years ago when the library moved into the new $3.5 million building, two blocks from its former site in the current municipal building, the Friends of the Library spearheaded a Building Fund drive to raise an additional $200,000 to finish the project. Funding for the project from a municipal bond issue combined with state grants covered only construction of the building, as it turned out, leaving no money for furniture or computers. Former Downtown Westfield Director Michelle Picou was an officer of the Friends at the time and remembers the drive ultimately raised a total of $300,000. "We created an endowment with the $100,000 raised beyond the goal of the Building Fund drive," Mrs. Picou said. That was in 1989. With the Westfield Foundation managing the endow-ment, it is now reported to be worth $170,000. "It's for emergencies," Mrs. Picou added. Growing from a mere five members in 1972, the Friends of the Library continue to raise thousands of dollars every year to deliver on a wish list from Library Director Barbara Thiele. "They are absolutely indispensable," Ms. Thiele says about the Friends. "I've never known a more dedicated group of people." Mrs. Thiele joined the library as Director in 1984 from Franklin, New Jersey by way of Virginia. Last year, the Friends' annual sale of 30,000 donated used books raised nearly $21,000 for the library. The group contributed another $6,000 raised from member-ship dues and other sources. Six years ago, the Friends willingly anted up $50,000 or nearly half the cost of computer upgrades for the library's system. Library Board of Trustees President, Harrison "Hap" Watson, called the volunteer group "a marvelous resource" and said, "We are perpetually grateful for everything the Friends do." The Friends took the lead over 10 years ago in lobbying the Town Council for a new library, when it became evident the existing library had grown too small. Several rooms in the municipal building had served as the town library since the mid-1950s. According to Mrs. Thiele, at the time, 80 percent of town residents had library cards. "That means over 700 people a day come here. We desperately need double the space," she said at the time. Friends officer Mrs. Picou remembers taking on the challenge. "We were the ones who got the non-binding referendum (for a new building) on the ballot and voters were overwhelmingly in favor of a new library, I think to the surprise of the Town Council." The bonds issued for the new library will be paid off this year after 10 years. The cornerstone of the new building was laid October 15, 1988 and the Friends of the Library made certain that plaques throughout the finished building recognized the names of donors. Joined by Boy Scouts of America candidates for Eagle Scouts, the National Guard, school board and Town Council members, Library Board Trustees and many other dedicated residents, the Friends of the Library moved the library's 103,000 books to the new building in six hours on a Saturday in early December. Trustee President Watson said the volunteers saved the town $75,000 in moving costs by their efforts. More recently, the Friends added a photocopy machine to the library's second floor, microfiche and microfilm macshines, a Fax machine, reference materials, computer terminals, a computer database and nearly 200 large print books. One-half of the profits from the copy machine go to the library while the Friends maintain and service the equipment. However, these donations make up only 2.4 percent of the library's total budget, according to last year's annual report. This year, the library has asked the town for $1,117,000 which is about 90 percent of total library expenditures. Another 3.5 percent of the library's budget comes from state aid, overdue fines and fees and grants, according to the report. Only about one-seventh of the library's budget is spent on books and other resource materials. Last year, nearly 67 percent of the budget was spent on employee wages and benefits. Nineteen percent paid for maintenance and supplies. Friends of Westfield Memorial Library Librarian Maureen Cooney, center, with Friends of the Library, l-r, Peggy Bender and Bebbins Yudes
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Burke for This Is Westfield BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOR...Art Lape, Chairman of the New Jersey state Disaster Committee; Rick Jurgars, Youth Advisor for Explorer Post No. 321; and Gail P. Moffett, Executive Director of the local Red Cross Chapter, are shown here reviewing Red Cross emergency plans. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9 By MARIA R. CICCARELLI Specially Written for This Is Westfield A small red cross. A tradition in helping those in need around the world. For 80 years, the Westfield-Mountainside Chapter of the American Red Cross has responded to the needs of area residents much as the internationally-used slogan promises - "during war and peace, when disaster strikes, and every day." Although all-encompassing, this slogan does not mention one of the more important aspects of the Red Cross - volunteerism. Since 1863, American Red Cross volunteers have dedicated themselves to the study and preparation for action in local emergency and humanitarian situations. Westfield-Mountainside Chapter Executive Director Gail P. Moffett recalled her first impressions, as a child, of the Red Cross to which years later she has made a commitment, an allegiance. "I still have my Red Cross pin from grammar school," she said. "I remember those small, little donation cans that the children would carry to collect money." At that young age, Ms. Moffett could never have imagined the long nights, endless cups of coffee and effort she would pledge to that pin years later. First, as a volunteer and later as the Executive Director, a position which she has held for the last seven years, Ms. Moffett has been a member of this chapter for 19 years. She began her work with the chapter on one of their most historically distinctive programs: the American Red Cross Transportation Service. Representing one of four chapters in the county, a number of Westfield-Mountainside Chapter volunteers would drive area residents, usually elderly, ill or handicapped persons, to doctors' offices, supermarkets or wherever needed. "We were helping people do things that they might have trouble doing alone," said Ms. Moffett. Thanks to the program's success, after 17 years in the non-profit sector, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders took notice of the Red Cross efforts and brought the program into the for-profit arena, providing transportation service across the area as the Union County Paratransit service system. Every day, volunteers pledge, act and work to fulfill the mission of the American Red Cross. In fact, the organization has superseded the average ratio of volunteers to paid staff for all national charities. There are approximately 50 volunteers to every paid staff member in the American Red Cross organization nationwide. Much of this ratio can be attributed to the collaboration of the Red Cross and other community service groups. "Volunteers come from everywhere," explained Ms. Moffett. "We work with a number of other community groups. We have an Explorer (Post) group in the process of disaster training, which will help them work to-wards their eagle badge. We work with the Girl and Boy Scouts, the 'Y' and many day cares. All our programs keep intermin-gling," said Ms. Moffett. "It's easier to work together." Rick Jurgens is a se- nior at Westfield High School and a new vol- unteer to the Red Cross. Through the "Perfect Partners" Red Cross program, Rick will work with eight other Boy Scouts in Explorer Post No. 321 to learn key procedures and response skills for use in an emergency. As part of the pro- gram, he will commit one year of service to the Red Cross. About this service, Rick said, "I think of it as paying back to the community. If there is an emergency, whenever needed, we will go." Collaboration in action is the key to the chapter's success. By educating others in disaster response training and skills, the Red Cross has helped to ensure that "Help is There" for the people and neighboring communities of Westfield and Mountainside for 80 years. The chapter is regularly available to educate children in school-sponsored programs. Working with the local fire department, the Red Cross has conducted assemblies on fire safety. "We teach children to be ready for a house fire," Ms. Moffett explained. In addition, the chapter conducts water safety classes for children in local day cares. Using videos and role-play, the children learn how to play safely in or near a pool. "It works out real well. The children are like little sponges. Some might think they're not absorbing this, but they do," Ms. Moffett said. As a result of programs like these, Ms. Moffett said that she feels the overall response to emergencies has improved drastically. "It is evident how casualties have reduced, and I like to think that it is because of education. People are more educated than ever in first aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and basic health and safety procedures." Basic programs offered through the Red Cross include emergency education, first aid and CPR; however, the Red Cross can provide a number of distinctive programs. One of their most unique programs is the Tracing Unit. Messages to service people or relatives in peace and war can be transferred Volunteers a Key to Red Cross
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Page 10 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Thursday, April 9, 1998 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK 425 North Avenue East Westfield, NJ 908-654-9228 ONSALL CHIROPRACTI B C WE TAKE THE TIME TO CARE Sciatica/Low Back Pain Auto Accident/Work Injuries On-Site Ergonomic Evaluations Repetitive Micro-trauma Sports Injuries Shoulder Pain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Migraines/Headaches Personal Trainer on Staff Massage Therapy Available Difficult and Chronic Conditions are Our Specialty Commuter Hours  7:30 - 7:00 24 Hour Emergency Service AND SPORTS CENTRE E-Mail: sportdc@home.com Westfield Annual Town Report Tax Assessor The Tax Assessor's primary responsibility is to maintain fair assessments through-out the municipality in order that the real estate tax burden may be distributed equitably. To carry out this function, the Director of Taxation has set down certain prescribed procedures that all Tax Assessors throughout the state must follow. The total assessed value of Westfield's 9,705 taxable parcels in 1997 amounted to $1,785,706,700. The tax needs of all agencies amounted to $70,122,882. This amount divided by the total assessed value produced a tax rate figure of $3.92 per $100 of assessed valuation. The tax books, which list all properties in town, along with their current assessed values, are available throughout the year for public inspection at the Tax Assessor's office. For 1997, there were approximately 300 assessments changed for various reasons, with a total increase in tax ratables of $6,201,300. Applications are available and processed through the Assessor's office for the following deductions: veteran, veteran's widow, senior citizen, permanently disabled and surviving spouse. There are currently 1,635 such applications on file, amounting to $136,350 in tax relief. Report of the Collector of Taxes for 1997 During 1997, the Westfield Tax Collector Office collected $69,420,893 in taxes, special assessments, added assessments and tax search fees. Of this total, $44,645,280 was turned over to the public school system, $14,711,655 was paid to the Union County Treasurer and $10,765,947 was used for local municipal purposes. Tax Search Certificates were issued on 96 properties, reflecting a decrease of refinancing due to higher interest rates. After receiving the valuation of 96 properties from the Tax Assessor, and the rate through the combined budgetary processes of the Town Council, Board of Education and Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Tax Collector issued bills at the end of June or early July, which are payable on the first day of February, May, August and November. When the first of those months falls on a Saturday or Sunday, taxes are due on the next business day. Office personnel sent reminders and final notices out to delinquent taxpayers as required. An audit of 1997 records was conducted by the staff. Finance Department Annual Report The Town of Westfield Finance Department is responsible for processing and recording the receipts, disbursements, purchase orders and payroll of all town departments, including the Westfield Memorial Library and Pool. Town disbursements are made from signed vouchers and listed for approval by the Town Council for each public meeting. The Town Treasurer has to certify that sufficient funds are available in each appropriation to provide for payment of the bills. All receipts from every town department must be turned over to the Treasurer with the report. The Treasurer's issued financial statements include the supplement debt statements, budget appropriation report, revenue report, bank balance, cash flow and investment report. The average total investment portfolio in 1997 was about $12,800,000. Investments are restricted to certificate of deposits (CDs), United States Treasury Paper and New Jersey Cash Management Funds. The interest earned on town funds during 1997 was about $780,000. On December 31, 1997, combined town investments were $14,250,000. Outstanding public improvement bonds were $1,796,000 and the outstanding pool note is $173,000. Westfield Town Hall
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It is Clerk's office that serves as the linkage of the legislative and administrative activities of municipal government. It is this office that provides and preserves the documentation that town administrators, the public and other governmental units require and of-ten demand. The Municipal Clerk is responsible for maintaining a record of all actions taken by the governing body. Copies of the min-utes of council meetings, agreements, deeds, etc., entered into the town are on file in this office. The Town Clerk handles bids for the labor and material require-ments and notifications of awards. Being a statutory position, many of the duties of the clerk are set by the legislative and remain the same year to year. The Clerk's office is responsible for running the Primary and General Elections, as well as any special elections and the Board of Elections. As of the General Election in November, 1997, there were 19,286 registered voters with the breakdown as follows: Republicans, 4,897; Democrats, 3,684 and independents, 10,705. The Clerk is the Municipal Improvement Search Officer. The Clerk's Office also issues licenses for dogs, bingo, raffles, limousine, bartender, florist, kennel, peddler, theater, used car lot, special sale alcoholic beverage, automatic amusement device and caf‚. Parking permits for four lots are sold by this office. The demand for these permits has increased this year. The Southside Railroad and Watterson Street commuter lots have waiting lists. The Municipal Clerk's Office functions as a general communications center for the Municipal Building, often being the first to meet new residents and others seeking information and help. Town Reports Continued on Page 14 Building Department Westfield Construction Official Louis H. Raupp has reported that in 1997 the town's Building Department completed 3,000 building plan reviews, 7,000 inspections, issued 1,912 new building permits, issued another 399 permit updates, and took in $554,412 in fees. Mr. Raupp said that two evaluations by the State Department of Community Affairs has determined that the department, which includes four full-time employees and four part-timers, is understaffed by 70 percent. He said the staff is at the same numbers it was a few years ago when 800 less permits were issued. Westfield Regional Health Department In 1997, the Westfield Regional Health Department expanded the provision of public health services by establishing new contracts with the Borough of Roselle Park and the Township of Springfield. These contracts were in addition to long-standing contracts with the Boroughs of Fanwood, Garwood and Mountainside, and services provided to the residents of Westfield. The contracts provide efficient and comprehensive services on a regional basis. The Westfield Regional Health Department continues to provide services as mandated by the New Jersey Public Health Council in "Recognized Public Health Activities and Minimum Standards of Performance for Local Boards of Health in New Jersey." The Standards require local boards of health to provide 22 Core Activities covering such areas as administrative activities, environmental health activities, communicable dis-eases, adult health services and maternal and child health activities. Also, local boards of health may provide additional programming to meet special health needs within each local health jurisdiction. These services constitute the provision of elective activities such as school health services, nutrition, home health care, vision, hearing and speech screenings and various other activities meeting residents needs. In addition to services mandated by the Public Health Council, local boards of health must also provide services mandated by the New Jersey Department Environmental Protection (DEP) specified in the County Environmental Health Act. This legislation requires local boards of health to provide such services as air pollution control, noise control, hazardous substance control, solid waste control and water pollution control. Also, local boards of health may provide additional programming to meet special health needs within each local health jurisdiction. These services include school health services, nutrition, home health care, vision, hearing and speech screenings and various other activities meeting residents needs. In January, 1985, 12 of the 21 municipalities in Union County united together to form the Union County Regional Environmental Health Commission for the purpose of providing environmental health services in accordance with the Union County Environ-mental Health Act. Westfield, Fanwood, Garwood and Mountainside Board of Health became charter members of the UCREHC with the goal of securing funding for the implementation of at least two program areas (air and noise) from the (DEP). In 1997, the commission provided services to 20 of the 21 municipalities in Union County, and received $135,400 in grant funding from the DEP for the implementation of air, hazmat, noise control and solid waste programs. The commission also continued a contract with the Union County Utilities Authority (UCUA) for the monitoring and enforcement of solid waste flow within the county. The program was supported by a $67,007 contract with the UCUA. The commission also continued a Solid Waste Control Program in conjunction with the Board of Chosen Freeholders. The program targets illegal dumping and the enforcement of regulations regarding the flow of solid waste generated throughout of the county. In addition to state mandated programs and services, the Health Department enforces local ordinances as embodied in each municipality's Local Sanitary Code.
Page 12 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Thursday, April 9, 1998 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK SUSAN D'ARECCA, CCPS ROSANNE DeLORENZO JOHN DeMARCO, CRS, AHS DENNIS DEVINE BOB DEVLIN, AHS BARBARA DEVLIN NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club Sales Associate Silver Level Bronze Level Silver Level Silver Level Silver Level International President's Club Multi-Million Dollar Club International President's Circle International President's Circle International President's Circle NJAR Distinguished Sales Club JUDITH FARALDO EVIE FORD GEORGE FORD JUDY GaNUN KAY GRAGNANO, AHS MARY LOU GRAY Multi-Million Dollar Club Sales Associate NJAR Million Dollar Club Multi-Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club Sales Associate Bronze Level Silver Level Multi-Million Dollar Club International President's Elite NJAR Distinguished Sales Club TOM BIANCO JOHN BRADY NANCY BREGMAN EILEEN BURLINSON KARLEEN BURNS SALLY CALDER NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club Multi-Million Dollar Club Silver Level Bronze Level Silver Level Bronze Level Silver Level International President's Circle Multi-Million Dollar Club International President's Circle Multi-Million Dollar Club International President's Circle NJAR Distinguished Sales Club SUSAN CALLENDER WINNIE CANAVAN CARLA CAPUANO HYE-YOUNG CHOI JACKIE CONOVER ARLEEN DaPRILE Million Dollar Club Multi-Million Dollar Club Multi-Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club Million Dollar Club Multi-Million Dollar Club Gold Level #1 Realtor - Westfield Office #1 Realtor - Board of Realtors MARILYN KELLY ROZ ALEXANDER ANN ALLEN ELVIRA ARDREY KEVIN BAMRICK REVA BERGER, GRI Managing Broker Multi-Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club Sales Associate NJAR Million Dollar Club #1 Office- Board of Realtors Silver Level Silver Level Gold Level #1 Office - Coldwell Banker International President's Council International President's Circle International President's Elite #1 Manager - President's Council NJAR Distinguished Sales Club NJAR Distinguished Sales Club NJAR Distinguished Sales Club #1 Sales Office - Coldwell Banker #1 Sales Office - Board of Realtors The ONLY office with 5 Gold NJAR Million Dollar Club members! The ONLY office with 15 Silver NJAR Million Dollar Club members! The ONLY office with 37 NJAR Million Dollar Club members! COLDWELL BANKER REALTORS (r) WESTFIELD 209 Central Avenue (908) 233-5555
Thursday, April 9, 1998 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Page 13 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK GLORIA KRAFT HARRIET LIFSON PINKY LUERSSEN, GRI, CRRS BETTY LYNCH VALERIE LYNCH CAROL LYONS NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club Bronze Level Silver Level Silver Level Bronze Level Silver Level President's Club International President's Circle International President's Elite President's Club International President's Circle NJAR Distinguished Sales Club NJAR Distinguished Sales Club LINDA SCHULMAN SONDRA SHARE JANIS SHAFARMAN KATHY SHEA THOMAS D. SHEA DUNCAN SMYTHE NJAR Million Dollar Club Million Dollar Club Sales Associate NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club Multi-Million Dollar Club Bronze Level Silver Level Bronze Level President's Club International President's Circle Multi-Million Dollar Club NJAR Distinguished Sales Club DIANE PELLINO DONNA PERCH FRAN PERLA EDGAR ROLL LUCILLE ROLL CAROL SCHIRM NJAR Million Dollar Club Multi-Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club Sales Associate NJAR Million Dollar Club Multi-Million Dollar Club Bronze Level Bronze Level Gold Level President's Club Multi-Million Dollar Club International President's Elite NJAR Distinguished Sales Club NJAR Distinguished Sales Club MARGARET MAGUIRE,CRRS,ABR, AHS FRED MARTIN BARBARA McCARTHY MARY McENERNEY, CRS, GRI DONNA NACKSON ANTHONY NUZZO, GRI NJAR Million Dollar Club Silver Level Multi-Million Dollar Club Multi-Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club Sales Associate NJAR Million Dollar Club Silver Level Gold Level Bronze Level International President's Club International President's Elite Multi-Million Dollar Club NJAR Distinguished Sales Club NJAR Distinguished Sales Club NJAR Distinguished Sales Club BEVERLY HEALEY VASY HONECKER CLARISSA KANTOR SONIA KASSINGER ANNE KELLY JUDITH KOEPPEL, NJAR Million Dollar Club Multi-Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club Bronze Level Bronze Level Bronze Level Bronze Level Bronze Level Multi-Million Dollar Club Multi-Million Dollar Club President's Club President's Club Multi-Million Dollar Club MADELINE SOLLACCIO ERNIE SUCHIN RUTH TATE, AHS JANICE TITTLE REGINA VIETRO BILL VORHABEN Multi-Million Dollar Club Sales Associate NJAR Million Dollar Club Multi-Million Dollar Club NJAR Million Dollar Club Multi-Million Dollar Club Gold Level Bronze Level International President's Elite-Elite Core Multi-Million Dollar Club NJAR Distinguished Sales Club DON WHELLAN VIVIAN YOUNG BARBARA ZECKMAN ALICIA ZURLO Sales Associate Multi-Million Dollar Club Million Dollar Club Sales Associate #1 Sales Office for the 13 th Straight Year! Please Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs!
Page 14 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Thursday, April 9, 1998 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK Redeemer Lutheran Church and School Westfield, New Jersey A fr A fr A fr A fr A friendl iendl iendl iendl iendly yy yy, Chr , Chr , Chr , Chr , Chris is is is ist-cent t-cent t-cent t-cent t-center er er er ered community ed community ed community ed community ed community "God so lo "God so lo "God so lo "God so lo "God so lov vv vved t ed t ed t ed t ed the w he w he w he w he wor or or or orld t ld t ld t ld t ld that He hat He hat He hat He hat He g gg gga aa aav vv vve His one and onl e His one and onl e His one and onl e His one and onl e His one and only Son. y Son. y Son. y Son. y Son." "" "" John 3:1 John 3:1 John 3:1 John 3:1 John 3:16 66 66 Clark Street at Cowperthwaite Place (908) 232-1517 The Rev. Paul E. Kritsch, Pastor (908) 232-1592 Roger Borchin, Principal Director of Christian Education JOSEPH T. BARMAKIAN, M.D., F.A.A.O.S. Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery & Hand Surgery Evening Appointments Available. Also available by request in your Hospital Emergency Room. 555 Westfield Avenue Westfield 908-654-1100 Because your Because your Because your Because your Because your Hands Hands Hands Hands Hands are important... are important... are important... are important... are important...  Fractures & Broken Bones  Tendons & Nerves  Sports Injuries  Arthritis  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  Microsurgery We Specialize in Hand, Wrist, Forearm, Elbow & Shoulder Surgery MAYOR Thomas C. Jardim Council Committees BUILDING & TOWN PROPERTY COMMITTEE Matthew P. Albano* Gail S. Vernick Lawrence A. Goldman FINANCE COMMITTEE James J. Gruba* Matthew P. Albano John J. Walsh LAWS & RULES COMMITTEE Lawrence A. Goldman* Neil F. Sullivan, Jr. Matthew P. Albano Gregory S. McDermott. PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Gail S. Vernick* Lawrence A. Goldman Neil F. Sullivan, Jr. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE John J. Walsh* Matthew P. Albano Gail S. Vernick Janis Fried Weinstein TRANSPORTATION, PARKING & TRAFFIC COMMITTEE Neil F. Sullivan, Jr.* Gregory S. McDermott Thomas C. Jardim Janis Fried Weinstein PERSONNEL POLICY COMMITTEE Janis Fried Weinstein* James J. Gruba John J. Walsh *Chairman ACTING MAYOR Lawrence A. Goldman LIASONS Planning Board: ....................................................................................... Neil F. Sullivan, Jr. Chamber of Commerce:................................................................................. Gail S. Vernick Board of Education: .................................................... Lawrence A. Goldman, John J. Walsh ................................................ Gail S. Vernick, Gregory S. McDermott Recreation Commission: .................................................................................. John J. Walsh Union County League of Municipalities: ......................................................... John J. Walsh Second Senior Citizens Housing Corporation: ....................................... Neil F. Sullivan, Jr Special Improvement District (SID): ................................................ Lawrence A. Goldman Preventing Alcohol, Narcotics and Drug Abuse (PANDA): .................... Janis Fried Weinstein Joint Insurance Fund: .................................................................................... James J. Gruba Board of Health: ............................................................................................. Gail S. Vernick DEPARTMENT HEADS Charles H. Brandt Liy Huei Tsai Paul A. Battiloro, Jr. Town Attorney Town Treasurer Fire Chief Paul Strauchler Kenneth B. Marsh Anthony J. Scutti Assistant Town Attorney Town Engineer Police Chief Rafael J. Betancourt Joy C. Vreeland Robert M. Sherr Prosecutor Town Clerk Health Officer Annmarie Switzer Jeffrey M. Gechtman Barbara J. Thiele Tax Assessor Acting Judge Library Director Glenn S. Burrell Susan Noon Louis Raupp Recreation Director Tax Collector Construction Official Michael Diamond Edward A. Gottko Jeremiah P. O'Neill Public Defender Town Administrator Zoning Officer Lillian W. Corsi Frederick C. Danser Welfare Director Labor Attorney Westfield Annual Town Report Continued From Page 11 Westfield Local Political Parties Lawrence A. Goldman, of 850 Nancy Way, is Chairman of the Westfield Democratic Committee. Robert W. Cockren of 520 Sherwood Parkway heads the Westfield Repub-lican Town Committee. The committees are comprised of one committeeman and one committee-woman from each of Westfield's 22 election districts. The Democratic Committee organizes the week following the June Primary Election each year, while the Republican Committee organizes the week following the June Primary Election every two years. Human Services Dept. The Department of Human Services handles a number of programs including The Caring Neighbor Program and Fund, Social Services and General Assistance or Welfare programs. The department provides referral services on local, county, state and federal programs for persons who requests such services. It also screens all requests for pool, sports camps and other programs. Persons requesting food, furniture and household items are put in touch with the appropriate agencies, as well. Funds are also distributed to needing families and individuals through the town's membership in the Salvation Army. Through the Work First New Jersey General Assistance, or Welfare program, 237 cases were handled in 1997 amounting to distribution of $57,981 in state funds.
Thursday, April 9, 1998 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Page 15 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK First Congr First Congr First Congr First Congr First Congregational Chur egational Chur egational Chur egational Chur egational Church ch ch ch ch 125 Elmer Street, Westfield (Member (Member (Member (Member (Member, United Chur , United Chur , United Chur , United Chur , United Churc cc cch of h of h of h of h of Christ) Christ) Christ) Christ) Christ) A fellowship of people who, in diversity of faith, agree to walk together faithfully in God's ways. First Congregational Church is a friendly, active congregation offering: Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. Christian Education & Child Care Middle & Senior High Fellowship Vocal & Bell Choirs for All Ages Adult Education & Bible Study Fellowship Groups for Men & Women Hands-On Service Opportunities Visitors are Always Welcome! The sanctuary is air conditioned, handicapped accessible and equipped with an infrared audio system for the hearing impaired. For further information on membership and activities, please call (908) 233-2494 or visit our Web site at www.westfieldnj.com/fcc Rev. Dr. John G. Wightman Pastor Dr. Barbara Thomson Organist & Music Director BOARD OF HEALTH W. Jubb Corbet, Jr., President Michael W. Fox, Vice President Clifford J. Sheehan Dr. Drew Harris Robert M. Sherr. Health Officer Dr. Sheldon M. Glickman Dr. Lawrence Budnick Edward A. Gottko, First Alternate Ellen Pollick, Second Alternate PLANNING BOARD Martin Robbins, Chairman Mark B. Boyd Gary T. Hall, Vice Chairman Anthony M. La Porta Pamela S. McClure Marc A. McCabe Neil F. Sullivan, Jr., Council Representative Robert L. Newell, First Alternate Thomas C. Jardim, Mayor Todd Evans, Second Alternate William S. Jeremiah, 2nd, Attorney Kenneth B. Marsh, Town Engineer/Secretary COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REVENUE SHARING COMMITTEE Joseph Stoner Dani Holder Donnell Carr, Alt. Brian Granstand, Alt. HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION Bonnie Danzer, Chairwoman. Donald Leonard Robert Vivian, Vice Chairman. Florence Malcolm James McCabe Elizabeth H. List Carolyn Klinger-Keuter Todd Evans Pamela McClure, First Alternate Dr. Homer Hall, Town Historian Jane Stoner, Second Alternate Martha Kieltyka, Secretary INSURANCE ADVISORY BOARD Keith Firestone William A. Quinn Michael P. Locascio John J. Crout Kenneth Rotter BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT Lawrence C. J. Mannino, Chairman Vincent A. Wilt, Vice Chairman William J. Palatucci Doris M. Molowa Michael Kelly William Heinbockel Glenn A. de Brueys David Haas, First Alternate Frank Isoldi, Second Alternate Robert W. Cockren, Attorney Jeremiah P. O'Neil, Zoning Officer BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW Richard Elbert, Chairman Joseph Biren, Vice Chairman Carol Ginsburg Jane Sentivan Jennifer Ryan Pamela McClure Michelle Healy, Secretary LOCAL ASSISTANCE BOARD Terry Tainow, Chairwoman The Reverend Kevin Clarke Ellen Anderson Elizabeth A. Willard Gladys Chambliss RECREATION COMMISSION Seymour Koslowski, Chairman Jonathan W. Jones Francis R. Comstock Salvatore Antonelli Janice Fried Weinstein Linda Pickering Dr. William Bonsall Thomas Cusimano Christine Nugent Melvyn L. Coren, First Alternate Maureen Regan, Second Alternate John J. Walsh, Council Liaison Glen S. Burrell, Director TRUSTEES OF WESTFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY Harrison T. Watson, Jr., President Edmund K. Faltermayer, Vice President Cynthia Cockren, Treasurer Susan Sherman, Sectreary Lee Miller Michele Albano Bettye Barcan Michele Picou, ex officio Dr. David Rock, ex officio Appointed Municipal Boards
Page 16 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Thursday, April 9, 1998 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK *Includes motor vehicles, sheds, fences, shrubs etc. Training for Paid Department Properly trained firefighters are essential to the successful mitigation of any fire emergency or rescue. The training level of the Westfield firefighters plays a major role in the fire department's ability to achieve this objective. The types of training the career firefighters receive fall into the following areas: platoon level training, mandatory yearly training and specialized training. During 1997, firefighters received 10,925 man hours of platoon-level training. This figure represents an average of 300 hours/firefighter. Platoon-level training varied from classroom lectures to actual hands-on fire and rescue drills. The Fire Department is also mandated to conduct specific yearly training in the areas of hazardous materials, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and blood-borne pathogens. Fire Department Volunteers Dedicated to Community Trained volunteer firefighters are a valuable resource to the Westfield Fire Department. Monthly training is conducted in self-contained breathing apparatus, ladders, hose, fire streams, ventilation, power tools, vehicle extrication, engine and truck company opera-tions and hazardous materials. In the event of an emergency requiring their assistance, the volunteers are alerted at home by a tone-activated radio receiver. Should they not be at home during an emergency, they may be reached by portable paging units on their belts. Volunteers must complete Firefighter I and II training at the Union County Fire Academy in Linden. The Firefighter I course, consisting of approximately 100 hours, is given by certified Westfield fire officers. Upon completion of the course, volunteers must pass the New Jersey State Fire Fighter I examination. The Firefighter II course is a two-day live burn session at the fire academy. 1997 Estimated Fire Losses Buildings .................................... $641,425 Contents ..................................... $253,400 Vehicles* ..................................... $ 34,850 Westfield Fire Department 1997 Roster CHIEF Paul A. Battiloro DEPUTY CHIEFS Dennis C. Burke John Castellano CAPTAINS John Duelks Raymond Luck, Ir. Daniel J. Kelly (Acting) James Pfeiffer LIEUTENANTS Michael Brennan Alan Deak Peter Klebaur Kenneth Dannevig* Scott Garber John Morrison Charles Pfeiffer James Ryan *Fire Inspector FIRE FIGHTERS Timothy Brennan Richard Green Bruce Miller Robert Buccino Frank Isoldi Scott Miller James Dannevig Harry Keen John Peterson Thomas Dries David Kelly Michael Ridge Robert Dunlap Glenn Lanza Roger Sawicki R. Brian Dunlap Michael Loeffler Edward Silver John Fiorino Christopher Love Robert Tarantino Michael Giordano Scott Mazza Anthony Tiller Kenneth VanBlarcom VOLUNTEER COMPANY Angelo Bencivenga Daniel Kelly John Pingor Kenneth Bradley Christopher Matthews Travis Redd Robert Brennan Daniel Maglione Gregory Ryan James Castello David Mazza James Ryan, Jr. David Duelks John McCormack Thomas Ryan Richard Garbinski David Merlen John Scalzadonna Robert Green Matthew Pereira Robert Vastano Darrel Ward SECRETARIES Ann M. Brown - Headquarters Maureen Gabriel - Fire Prevention Bureau (Station 2) Chief Battiloro *Includes motor vehicles, sheds, fences, shrubs, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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