Thursday, April 9, 1998 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Page 17 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK RINPATCO PAINTING  Fully Insur  Fully Insur  Fully Insur  Fully Insur  Fully Insured  ed  ed  ed  ed  For All Your Home Improvements, Including:  Painting (Interior/Exterior)  Paperhanging  Storm Window Replacement  Carpentry  Shingles Repaired & Replaced  Replacement Windows  Plastering (908) 686-5432 Call For Free Written Estimate! #1 Salesperson In The Westfield Office 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 #1 Salesperson On The Westfield Board of Realtors 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE Westfield Office 209 Central Avenue (908) 233-5555 Hye-Young Choi Providing top quality, personal, professional service for all your Real Estate Needs in the Greater Westfield Area. Annual Westfield Police Report The Westfield Police Detective Bureau reported that crimes in 1997 continued to reflect a downward trend in index crimes with the exception of assaults and arsons which stayed relatively the same. The Detective Bureau initiated a proactive program addressing quality of life issues during the past year. These issues included an emphasis on those involved in the sale and distribution of controlled substances as well as elements of the prostitution trade that have apparently spilled over to suburbia. This, police said, is possibly due in part to the crackdown by New York City Police on the prostitution trade. Through extensive investigation and the execution of several search warrants throughout the town, detectives arrested 16 individuals for the sale and distribu-tion of controlled dangerous substances in 1997 as contrasted with no arrests in 1996. Arrests for possession of controlled dangerous substances were also up 15 percent. In addition to investigations in the Town of Westfield, the Detective Bureau participated jointly in operations in the City of Plainfield involv-ing the fencing of stolen property and, in the City of Linden, in the investigation in the distribution and sale of controlled dangerous sub-stances (CDS). Conversely, detectives from the City of Plainfield were used in investigations of the sale and distribution of CDS in Westfield. Elizabeth detectives were part of our undercover team investigating prostitution within Westfield. Last year, the Juvenile Bureau experienced a slight decrease of 9 percent in juvenile perpetrated incidents from 1996. The number of juvenile arrests, however, decreased sharply from 233 in 1996 to 138 in 1997 with an additional 42 cases which were cleared. Most noted in this decrease was the number of arrests for related offenses and alcoholic beverage violations. Westfield Police Department 1997 Roster CHIEF Anthony J. Scutti OPERATIONS Deputy Chief John P. Wheatley ADMINISTRATIVE Captain Bernard Tracy DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT William C. Keleher LIEUTENANTS Frank Brunelle Thomas Tyrrell Clifford D. Auchter Philip D. Lieberman DETECTIVE SERGEANTS DETECTIVE BUREAU JUVENILE BUREAU Kevin Maloney James T. Schneider TRAFFIC SAFETY BUREAU RECORDS BUREAU Carl V. Geis John M. Parizeau SERGEANTS PATROL John J. Geoghegan Terence Gillespie Andrew Gallagher Carmen Brocato, Sr. Robert L. Compton William Murphy DETECTIVES Donald Fuentes, Juvenile John R. Rowe Ronald Allen, Juvenile James F. McCullough Kevin Keller Patrick C. Gray, TSB Nicholas Norton PATROL OFFICERS John A. Karpovich Robert F. Bartkus, Jr. Edward T. Belford Gregory W. Kasko Robert J. McInerney Matthew F. Cassidy Frank S. Schmitz James J. Stivale Vincent W. Hatala William P. Moffitt Anthony V. Vastano Steven J. Elvin Mark Cierpial Todd Earl Robert Weiss Harold V. Caulfield W. Richard Smialowicz Eric L. Lieberman Christopher Wolfson Barron Chambliss Vincent Piano Edward Maguire Gary G. Moore John Ricerca John Cuzzo Robert J. Riley Nicholas J. Norton Sandra Chambers Gregory Hobson Lisa Perrotta David Wayman Jason Rodger Vincent J. Costanzo Christopher Battiloro Scott M. Rodger SPECIAL POLICE CAPTAIN John N. Morgan SERGEANTS Anthony Shaw, Jr. Paul Wygovsky OFFICERS Anthony Garrigan Robert Musacchia Michael Kurdilla Eugene Sisnetsky AUXILIARY POLICE OFFICERS Christopher Beck Anthony Marvosa Timothy Flynn Daniel Maglione Gregory Schwartz Brian Wagner Jonathan Sauers POLICE/FIRE DISPATCHERS Heather Keen Frank Moya, Jr. Vanita Claiborne Roy George Jason Carter Jeffrey Battiloro (P/T) PARKING VIOLATIONS OFFICERS Barbara Creese Susan Clarke (P/T) Robert Lister (P/T) OFFICE STAFF: ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY ........................................................................ Robin Marko STENOGRAPHER - DETECTIVE BUREAU ........................................ Elizabeth L. Wickens DATA ENTRY TECHNICIANS ....................................... Frank Tabor and Geraldine O'Keefe PART TIME CLERK TYPIST - RECORDS BUREAU ................................... Debra DiFabio Chief Scutty
Page 18 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Thursday, April 9, 1998 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK GINA SURIANO- LOIS BERGER MICHAEL BUBAN TERRI BYRNES MARIA CARAMAZANA PAT CONNOLLY LEE CORCORAN BARBER LINDA DALY CAMIE DELANEY SUSAN DINAN ROE DUNLAP BRUCE DUNNAN NATALIE EHLERT BRUCE ELLIOTT CAROL GROSS KAREN GRUMAN MARGARET HAN MARY HANSEN KAREN HORWITZ BETTY HUMISTON DON HUSCH WALT JEBENS KATHY KLAUSNER DORIS KOPIL ROBERT LOALBO LYNN MACDONALD FAITH MARICIC RUTH MARINO JEAN T. MASSARD Vice President/Manager 1997 Winner of The President's Citation
Thursday, April 9, 1998 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Page 19 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK SUSAN MASSA MARY ELLEN O'BOYLE PAT PLANTE GRACE RAPPA ANN RIBARDO MARILYN RINALDO SANDIE RIZZOLO LINDA ROSS VICTORIA SAMORI ELLEN SEGEAR CATHY SPLINTER CAROL TENER FRANK THIEL JANET TIRONE MARK TROXLER JOAN VAN BERGEN REBECCA WAMPLER ANNE WEBER LILA WEINER LORETTA WILSON GREG YOUNG
Page 20 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Thursday, April 9, 1998 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK Start Copy Town Collected Over $69 Million in '97 for County, Local Public Schools System and Municipal Services By MARK YABLONSKY Specially Written for This Is Westfield Many, many years ago, one Jean Jacques Rousseau, regarded by many as the greatest political philosopher who ever lived, theorized that a "social contract" existed between both government and the people it served. Indeed, no matter what form of government we are discussing, the fact remains - at least under Rousseau's theory - that government exists and holds the right to exercise its authority, especially in the form of taxes. And the people were rightfully expecting a return for their investment, as well. Thus, the very subject or art of taxation would appear to be the very glue of that social contract, yes? "Well, I think it's more basic than that," replied Westfield Administrator Edward A. Gottko, who is also a town resident. "The contract is that people move here for certain reasons...and the contract is we offer a package of goods and services. Taxes and other fees pay for that package of goods and services." And yet, taxation remains a potentially volatile issue nearly every time it is discussed, almost as volatile as when the famed Patrick Henry stated "give me liberty or give me death." Why is that? "I think that the biggest problem that arises is that we as a municipality are responsible for collecting all of the taxes, even though we didn't utilize all of the taxes," explained Mr. Gottko, who was the Town Engineer and Public Works Director before ascending to his current position four years ago. "I think that's where the problem arises," he said. Relying on figures that are based on 1997 data, Mr. Gottko further explained that last year, Westfield collected "a little over $69 million, and we kept 15 percent," or about $10.7 million of that for municipal services. Because the 1998 budgetary/taxation process won't be fully complete until sometime in June, by which time Union County will have issued the certified tax rate, Mr. Gottko explained he has had to rely on 1997 data to outline any or all of The Westfield Leader's forays. Because statistics, although vital and helpful, can also be confusing, Mr. Gottko commented that the town itself relies on about 50 percent of property taxes to pay its bills and provide its obligations, with the other 50 percent coming from state aid and other "miscellaneous" revenues, including licensing fees and parking meters, etc. The Westfield Board of Education, however, Mr. Gottko added, "is more reliant on property taxes for the support of their operation than the town is." And why is that? Dr. Robert C. Rader, the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Board Secretary for the Westfield school district, explained that the town is clearly not considered among the state's 30 Needy Districts, and that it receives relatively little in state aid each year. Which is to say since the state considers Westfield "too property rich to receive any state aid, we're at the other extreme," Dr. Rader clarified. "Let me say it differently," Dr. Rader stated. "Only 5.79 percent of our money comes from state aid. (And) 88.04 percent of our money comes from property tax. Basically, we only receive state aid for categorical expenses." That, the school administrator continued, means from other aid, such as special education. "The most important response (for Westfield) is the local taxpayer," Dr. Rader added. "We don't worry too much about the state." Also, the school administrator agreed, the school board gets its money from the municipality-after the municipality has collected the tax levies. "We don't collect taxes; the town collects it for us and then turns it over," Dr. Rader added. In 1997, 63.52 percent of Westfield's tax dollar(s) went toward the school board's budgetary requirements. And again, although the town collected some $70 million in taxes a year ago, the municipal budget was only $22.2 million, Mr. Gottko said. "The Board of Education gets $44.7 million from taxes, but they spend more than that," Mr. Gottko commented. Clearly, in recent years, towns such as Mountainside and Westfield have been cognizant that the taxpaying public isn't generally pleased with higher school budgets, a point made even more obvious in other parts of the state where school board budgets have been rejected by voters-who cannot approve or reject either a county or municipal budget. "I think it's that, plus the fact that the Board of Education takes the largest bite of the tax dollar," Mr. Gottko continued. "In our case, it's (nearly) 64 percent. That's not a criticism, that's a fact." And more and more people become even more confused over the fact that their taxes are formulated at least partly on the overall assessment of their homes. That's even more volatile, especially to those who opt to appeal their assessments. "Right, because the tax rate is one rate, and in New Jersey, we're taxed according to value," explained Westfield Tax Assessor Annmarie Switzer. "So the higher the value, the more you're taxed." Yet, Mr. Gottko indicated, Rousseau was at least partly correct when the social contract between a town, state or country and its citizens is carefully analyzed. "People demand services, and there's a cost associated with those services," Mr. Gottko conceded. "When the leaves fall, people want the leaves picked up. It costs $400,000 to have the leaves picked up, between the cost of equipment, the cost of manpower and the cost of disposal. When it snows, people want the snow plowed and the streets cleared, and that costs money." Indeed it does. Mr. Gottko recalled with full detail the day of Saturday, March 13, 1993. At about 6 a.m. that morning, a fierce winter storm hit the state of New Jersey, and by the time the storm ended much later that night, some 16 inches had fallen in Westfield alone; better than 20 inches was reported in the Lake Hopatcong area, due to its much higher elevation. That one storm alone cost Westfield between $80,000 and $90,000, Mr. Gottko stated. And when it came down to the following winter of 1993-1994, surpassed in severity only by the fierce, unyielding winter of 1995-1996, some 17 storms from December 29, 1993 to March 18, 1994, cost West-field about $360,000 to deal with, Mr. Gottko added. But in this unbelievably mild winter of 1997-1998, what does Westfield do with the approximate sum of $125,000 it has budgeted for winter needs/services? If little or no snow falls, the town appropriation goes into its surplus, "available as a use in 1999," Mr. Gottko re-plied. "We budget the same amount for snow every year," the town administrator continued. "This year, we haven't had any. We still have April, and maybe next November and December, to go through, so we're not out of the woods yet." By the time the state, county and municipalities have made any adjustments that are needed, it is already June, and the tax bills for the coming calendar year go out by July, Mr. Gottko said. That does not mean all the money is due at once; in fact, the tax bill informs each homeowner what his/her taxes will be for the coming year, as well as how much is payable per quarter, or for every three months. There is also a breakdown as to where your tax dollars go. Up until last year, six Union County towns, in fact, were paying taxes to four different sectors, including the now-defunct Union County Regional High School district. Since voters finally opted to disband the regional school system last year, the communities of Springfield, Mountainside, Berkeley Heights, Clark, Kenilworth and Garwood are expecting to see less taxes needed, since there are now only three tax sectors to satisfy: local, county and school board. Westfield, of course, had nothing to do with this, as Mr. Gottko emphasized. Finally, Mr. Gottko stressed heavily that while numbers and statistics don't usually lie, they can confuse and/or mislead-especially when it comes down to percentages. "Our budget was up 1.9 percent," said Mr. Gottko about last year's local tab. "But remember, when you're dealing with statistics, 2 percent of a lot is a lot more than 1.9 percent of a lot less." In other words, Mr. Gottko concluded, that 1.9 percent municipal increase of a year ago amounted to $433,000. Almost certainly, the same 1.9 percent would mean much more to the school district, since it runs on a higher figure. "The percentages, I think, are misleading," he added. "So the (current) budget is up $433,000." Blizzard of 1996
Thursday, April 9, 1998 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Page 21 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK (908) 232-8455 W WW WWillo illo illo illo illow Gr w Gr w Gr w Gr w Gro oo oov vv vve ee ee Pr Pr Pr Pr Presb esb esb esb esbyt yt yt yt yter er er er erian ian ian ian ian Chur Chur Chur Chur Churc cc cch hh hh 1961 Raritan Road  Scotch Plains (908) 232-5678 If you are searching for a Christian community or a place to learn more about God, come join us for Worship & Fellowship. We offer opportunities for spiritual growth and nuture to children - youth - young and mature adults. We encourage personal missions and ministry. Call for times of Services, Prayer Meetings, Bible Studies and Sunday School. 251 Nor 251 Nor 251 Nor 251 Nor 251 North A th A th A th A th Av vv vven en en en enue  W ue  W ue  W ue  W ue  Westf estf estf estf estfield ield ield ield ield 908-232-5060 908-232-5060 908-232-5060 908-232-5060 908-232-5060 (Northside Train Station) W WW WWaitr aitr aitr aitr aitress Ser ess Ser ess Ser ess Ser ess Service vice vice vice vice or or or or or T TT TTak ak ak ak ake-Out e-Out e-Out e-Out e-Out  R  R  R  R  Restaur estaur estaur estaur estaurant  T ant  T ant  T ant  T ant  Tak ak ak ak ake-Out  e-Out  e-Out  e-Out  e-Out   Ele  Ele  Ele  Ele  Eleg gg ggant Ca ant Ca ant Ca ant Ca ant Catering  tering  tering  tering  tering  Complete Br Complete Br Complete Br Complete Br Complete Breakf eakf eakf eakf eakfast, Lunc ast, Lunc ast, Lunc ast, Lunc ast, Lunch, & Dinner Men h, & Dinner Men h, & Dinner Men h, & Dinner Men h, & Dinner Menus us us us us Desser Desser Desser Desser Desserts  Ca ts  Ca ts  Ca ts  Ca ts  Cappuccino  Espr ppuccino  Espr ppuccino  Espr ppuccino  Espr ppuccino  Espresso esso esso esso esso Daily Specials  Ala Car Daily Specials  Ala Car Daily Specials  Ala Car Daily Specials  Ala Car Daily Specials  Ala Carte  Lunc te  Lunc te  Lunc te  Lunc te  Lunch Deliv h Deliv h Deliv h Deliv h Deliveries eries eries eries eries Monday Thru Friday 6am-9pm Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday Catering Pick-ups & Delivery  Watch for Sunday Brunch Hours  Community Center Association Opened as Youth Center in 1935 In 1935, the National Youth Administration, a federal agency, established a program of activities for the youth of the country. A group of Westfield citizens agreed to become co-sponsors to bring the activities to the town. In March of 1935, a toy-lending library was officially opened as a National Youth Administration Center in Westfield. In addition to collecting, repairing and lending toys to children, a full-scale recreation program was developed for the neighborhood and vicinity. When funds from the Youth Administration were discontinued, a request for support was made to the United Campaign of the Westfield Social Agencies. A permanent organization was formed and named, "The Westfield Community Center Association." The center became eligible for funds in 1939. In November of 1941 the center moved to its current location at 558 West Broad Street. The goals of the center are: "To contribute to the full development of individual members, aid those in need, preserve the neighborhood and the community, foster good citizenship, educate and cultivate self-sufficiency, and to advance social well-being and stability," a center spokesman said. The goals are met through the programs and services offered by the center. These programs are: Afterschool Day Care for children 6 to 12 from Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., "Image Building" for those 11 to 17 from Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., "Summer Day Camp" for children 6 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during July and August; Senior citizen Program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday to Friday for those 60 and older, and Summer Youth Employment and Training for those 14 to 21. This program is offered six weeks during July and August. The Afterschool Day Care and Day Camp Program of the center was funded by the Division of Youth and Family Services in the early 1970s. "The program has consistently served children whose parents are working. Many of the children come from single-parent, head-of-households and meet the economic guidelines for care in the afterschool, daycare program at the center," the spokesman explained. The children are encouraged to do their homework, participate in activities of interest, such as sports, games, arts and crafts, music and field trips. The children are picked up at 3 p.m. from school and taken home by 6 p.m. The programs are funded by the United Fund of Westfield, the Union County Community Development, the Union County Office on Aging, the state Division of Youth and Family Services and the Department of Education, the Union County private Industry Council and the Board of Chosen Freeholders, foundations, donations, memberships and fundraisers. The center has 15 full- and part-time members and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. A quiet scene of the lake in Brightwood Park.
Page 22 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Thursday, April 9, 1998 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK Westfield Downtown Corporation Has Big Agenda to Enhance District The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), the management entity for the special improvement district (SID) revitalization effort, is dedicated to promoting downtown Westfield as a preferred commercial destination serving the needs of local residents and attracting new shoppers and visitors from throughout the region. "The DWC is committed to strengthening the downtown special improvement district as the center of community life," said WDC Executive Director Michael La Place. This includes improving the district's economic viability by supporting existing businesses and encouraging the establishment of new enterprises to complement existing stores and services. The focus of the DWC is to make Downtown Westfield a safer, cleaner and more attractive pedestrian environment, with adequate public parking and to preserve the downtown's rich architectural legacy. The 1998 DWC program follows the previous year's successful format, with activities in the areas of urban design, economic development and promotions. The corporation has contracted with the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce to supervise and implement a year-long schedule of events and to coordinate advertising initiatives. A major design and economic development project this year will be the downtown improvement plan, a blueprint for the physical enhancement and upgrade of the improvement district, explained Mr. La Place. The plan will be a long-term action plan setting forth streetscape design guidelines, which will include new ornamental lighting, attractive benches, bike racks and trash receptacles. Parking recommendations and highlighting potential development op-portunities in the downtown area will also be part of the plan. "The DWC is looking forward to continued success in 1998," said Mr. La Place. He is available in the corporation's office at 125 Elm Street, Suite No. 1, or at (908) 789-9444, for persons seeking information or who would like to share their ideas and suggestions on improving downtown Westfield. 'First Night Westfield' Offers Fun For Families on New Year's Eve "First Night Westfield" is a community celebration of the arts, held on New Year's Eve for people of all ages. It is spearheaded by the Westfield "Y," and is funded by local businesses and individuals, including The Westfield Foundation. The program, begun in 1996, offers an alternative to the traditional celebration of alcohol, noisemakers and hangovers. Last year, 5,000 people rang the New Year with the Westfield Symphony Orchestra, ballroom dancing, the Westfield "Y" Aquaducks, theatrical performances and a wide selection of entertainment ranging from magi-cians to comedy acts, to bluegrass music. Many of the entertainers are local artists. This affordable event emphasizes community participation for families of all ages with special attention given to children, teens and senior citizens. The planning committee recruits and hires age-specific entertainment that is family friendly. To attend this event, participants purchase a $10 "First Night Westfield" button and wear it as an admission ticket. After attending an opening event at 6 p.m., participants begin their schedule of entertainment. Attendees are encouraged to map out their evening with first and second choices of over 50 performances. Held in 26 different venues, at 14 different sites, indoor events begin at 7 p.m. and continue until midnight. Most performances are scheduled for 45 minutes each. Participants many choose to attend three or four complete performances; or for greater variety, they may attend partial performances. All events are held inside so the weather is not an issue. Each site has parking so participants can walk or drive to each site. A finale, including a traditional countdown to January 1, is held at midnight. Activities for "First Night Westfield" are held in three clusters of buildings surrounding the center of town. Participants many choose to stay in one venue or cluster, or travel back and forth between the clusters. The sites used in 1997 included Roosevelt Intermediate School, Redeemer Lutheran School, the Westfield "Y," The First United Methodist Church, The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, The Congre-gational Church, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, The First Church of Christ Scientist, the Westfield Municipal Building, Holy Trinity Interparochial School, Westfield High School and the Westfield National Guard Armory. For information, to sponsor, or to volunteer, please call Julia Black at the Westfield "Y," at (908) 233-2700, Extension No. 247. The Westfield Leader Since 1890, The Westfield Leader has been reaching the people, not driveways, of The Greater Westfield Region. As the legal newspaper of Mountainside, Westfield and Union County, The Leader takes its responsibility to the citizens of the community seriously. To Subscribe Call (908) 232-4407 or Via The Internet www.goleader.com
Thursday, April 9, 1998 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Page 23 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK THE CAROLYN KLINGER-KUETER MUSIC STUDIO 424 St. Marks Avenue, Westfield  Piano Lessons for Children and Adults  Piano Preparatory Classes  Kindermusik Beginnings (r)  Growings with Kindermusik tm  Kindermusik for the Young Child tm  Teaching Classes at GYMBOREE of Westfield Brochures Available Upon Request Phone 908.233.9094  Fax 908.317.0588 ckkstudio@westfieldnj.com  www.westfieldnj.com/ckkstudio (18 month - 3 year olds) (3 - 5 year olds) (4 - 6 year olds) (908 ) 232-3310 - pnazzaro@att.net (908 ) 232-3310 - pnazzaro@att.net (908 ) 232-3310 - pnazzaro@att.net (908 ) 232-3310 - pnazzaro@att.net (908 ) 232-3310 - pnazzaro@att.net Established in 1923, the Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield (JLEP) is an organization of women committed to improving their communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For 75 years, JLEP has worked to support needy organizations in Union County through the time and talent of its members. Membership is open to all area women interested in volunteerism. For information call (908) 709-1177 or write 110 Walnut Avenue  Cranford, NJ, 07016 The Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 50 years of service to the Westfield business community this year with a number of activities planned as the year continues. The Chamber began as The Westfield Business Association on April 27, 1948, with dues of $10 per year, and their meetings were held at the Rialto Theatre on East Broad Street. According to the original charter signed by 26 members, "The aims and purposes of the organization are to create greater opportunities for business within the town, to cooperate in every way to further the interest of legitimate business and to assist in making Westfield a better place in which to live." The goals of the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce are quite similar today, according to Chamber Executive Director Debbie Schmidt. "The Chamber remains a voluntary partnership of progressive business and profes-sional men and women, working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life for the Westfield area," she said. The 50th anniversary celebration plans include a proclamation by the Mayor and Town Council of a special Chamber of Commerce Day in Westfield on Monday, April 27, commemorating the original charter signing. The Rialto will have a special showing of a 1948 film that evening, and the community will be invited to help the Chamber of Commerce celebrate with a 1948-style dinner at Windmill Restaurant before the movie. Many store windows will have displays of photos and memorabilia to add to the event, as well as trivia contests for the community to enter and win prizes. Membership in the Chamber offers local businesses opportunities for promotion and referral, involvement in the business community, networking with fellow Chamber members at meetings and education through various seminars held during the year. Member businesses are listed on the Chamber's www.westfieldnj.com/wacc, and can be linked to the individual business' website. There are discount programs available for Chamber members on phone service, prescriptions plans and medical insurance. The Chamber provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information among local retail and service businesses and professionals. It administers an on-going schedule of programs and projects designed to keep local business people in contact with one another and with current information about the business community. The Chamber organizes two street fairs every year in downtown Westfield for local businesses, charitable organizations, and crafters to present their products and services. Spring Fling will be held Sunday, April 19, from noon until 6 p.m., with FestiFall slated for Sunday, September 20, starting at noon on Elm, Quimby, East Broad and Prospect Streets. Each of the events offers arts, crafts, food and entertainment, attracting over 20,000 visitors to downtown Westfield. "The Chamber is the voice of business in the community, monitoring local develop-ments and regulation, keeping in regular contact with town officials and local legislators, and continually informing members about issues that may affect them," said Ms. Schmidt. The Chamber represents both its individual members and the business community as a whole and acts on their behalf. It builds working relationships between business people and the larger community by working in coalitions with other town groups on charitable projects and civic events. The Westfield Chamber of Commerce is located at 111 Quimby Street and can also be reached at P.O. Box 81, Westfield NJ 07091. For more information, please call Ms. Schmidt at (908) 233-3021. Westfield Chamber of Commerce Marking 50th Anniversary in 1998 ~ Celebrations Planned ~
Page 24 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Thursday, April 9, 1998 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK We're your friends and neighbo Ready to Give You The Fin ROBERT ALBANESE BrokerSalesRepresentative/Manager/Realtor(r) Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1987-1990 Weichert Million Dollar Marketed Club Weichert Regional Sales Award 1988-1989 Weichert President's Club LOUIS FARUOLO ASSISTANT MANAGER NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1984-1997 (Silver Level) NJAR Distinguished Sales Club Weichert Million Dollar Sales & Marketing Club Weichert 100 Sales Club & 100 Marketed Club "Weichert Ambassador's Club" ADRIENNE G. PARISI ProcessingManager JOYCE ANTONE NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1995-1997 (Bronze Level) Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club Weichert Million Dollar Marketed Club SUSAN DELANEY NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1997 (Bronze) Weichert Million Dollar Marketed Club Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club InternationalDivision CAROLE EDZEK SalesRepresentative Realtor(r) NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1987, 1992, 1993 JAMES E. FAWCETT NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1997 (Bronze) Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club Weichert "Rookie of The Year" 1997 Historic Homes Specialist ANNA FIGLIN Broker/SalesRepresentative Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club Consecutive Member (Bronze Level) Weichert Million Dollar Marketed Club 100 Marketed Club PATRICK A. MANFRA, JR. Broker/SalesRepresentative NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1993 (Bronze) Weichert Million Dollar Marketed Club JANE MATHEWS Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club Weichert Million Dollar Marketed Club SHEILA B. McMANUS-PEARLMAN Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club MARTHA J. SCHILLING, GRI Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club Weichert Million Dollar Marketed Club BOB SPILLANE SalesRepresentative LINDA MAYKISH-WEIMER NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1996 (Bronze) Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club Weichert Million Dollar Marketed Club BRENDA PUTZER Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club Historic Homes Representative JUDITH S. PIPOLI NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1993,1995,1996 (Bronze) Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club Weichert Million Dollar Marketed Club ROSEMARY TARULLI SalesRepresentative NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club Weichert Million Dollar Marketed Club JOHN WANCA III Salesrepresentative JOHN CLARK WILEY NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1997 (Bronze) Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club JULIA WOOD SalesRepresentative BARBARA WYCISKALA NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1990,92,93,94 (Bronze) NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1996-1997 (Silver) Weichert Million Dollar Sales & Marketed Club "Weichert Ambassador's Club" PAUL WYCISKALA SalesRepresentative DOROTHY M. FISCHER, GRI SalesRepresentative FRANCES C. BRADER Broker/SalesRepresentative Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1986 Weichert Million Dollar Marketed Club MICHAEL J. MIGGINS Mortgage Finance Consultant
Thursday, April 9, 1998 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Page 25 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK ors here at the Westfield office... nest Service in Real Estate! SUSAN BURKHARDT Sales Representative PAM CLEMENT Sales Representative Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club HOLLY COHEN Broker/Sales Representative NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1997 (Silver Level) Weichert Million Dollar Sales & Marketing Club Weichert President's Club ANDREA D'AGOSTINO Sales Representative Realtor(r) Associate ROBERT DEL RUSSO NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1986-1997 (Bronze) Weichert Million Dollar Marketed Club Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club 100 Marketed Club NIKI FRY Sales Representative DAN GREEN Sales Representative PIERCE J. JOYCE Sales Representative Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club 100 Marketed Weichert Club STACY KOSTAS NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1997 (Bronze) International Division Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club EL KOSTER (FIABCI,USA) Broker/Sales Representative NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1985-1987 (Bronze) Weichert Million Dollar Marketed Club Member-F‚d‚ration, Internationale des Professions Immolbilieres, Paris, France SHELDON MIZUS Sales Representative SUSAN NICOLEITZIK Sales Representative LINDA PARSONS NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club 1989-1996 (Bronze) Weichert Million Dollar Marketed Club Weichert Million Dollar Sales Club KAREN P. PIESCH Sales Representative MAUREEN PAGLIA Sales Representative SHARON TURK Sales Representative Agents Not Pictured Peggy Bergin, Asst. Processing Manager Rita Keeton Paul McLaughlin Beth Lebowitz Dean Miner Kara Shovlin
Page 26 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Thursday, April 9, 1998 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK Our staff of professionals - Dedicated to quality, value and service Serving Our Community Since 1988 908-233-2225 www.anthonyjames.com By SUSAN M. DYCKMAN Specially Written for This Is Westfield While test scores speak well of Westfield students' academic achievement, they do not say enough about the collaborative effort behind the public schools' commitment to academic excellence. The district's biggest work in progress, the Strategic Plan, calls upon this powerful alliance of administrators, faculty, parents, community and students to "Share the Pride, Shape the Future" of Westfield schools go-ing into the next millennium. More than 200 community members vol-unteered to serve on seven action commit-tees which are charged with devising plans to achieve the goals and implement the plan drafted by the 36-member Strategic Plan-ning Council last December. Action committees are charged with: inte-grating technology into the curricula; devel-oping high expectations for all levels of ability; promoting a climate of respect through the curricula; developing a counsel-ing program for Kindergarten through grade 12; developing an active program of com-munity service for all students; developing effective family, community, business and school partnerships, and insuring safe and effective instructional facilities. Superin-tendent of Schools Dr. William J. Foley commented on the partnerships that con-tribute to students' success during their Westfield school career, primarily the one between schools and parents. "We don't receive children as blank slates," said Dr. Foley. "They come to us well-prepared so we can accomplish a great deal more with them. "The strength of the partnership between parents, family and school is the key to our success here," he added. "Because parents are attentive, kids are motivated, goal-ori-ented, and that's what makes us different." A second partnership which the superin- tendent would like to enhance is the one between the schools and the members of the community "who hold substantial positions" at companies like Lucent, Merck, AT&T and Schering Plough. Dr. Foley said he would like to draw upon those corporate resources to open up oppor-tunities for students to pursue internships or independent study programs at these high-profile corporations. During an interview for This Is Westfield, the superintendent spoke of the strategic plan's pursuit of "a climate of respect" across the curricula. "We have the ability to create good stu-dents," explained Dr. Foley, "but we have the responsibility to create good citizens." He wants to see Westfield's children pre-pared to work with, accept and respect the multi-cultural, multi-lingual diversity of the world around them. Asked to comment on the best programs offered in the Westfield schools, Dr. Foley listed Special Education, Project '79 at West-field High School, the elementary-level Advanced Learning Program, Intermediate Math Program and Fine Arts Program. Special education programs are directed by the Office of Student Personnel Services, headed by Dr. Theodore Kozlik. Services include child study teams, resource rooms, in-district and out-of-district classes for the handicapped, and a pre-Kindergarten pro-gram for children ages 3 to 5. For the 1997-1998 school year, there are presently 77 students placed out-of-district for special education. Project '79 offers an alternative to the traditional high school program. It was cre-ated for high school students who do not function well in a large group setting, and can benefit from increased adult attention. Dr. Foley called it "an example of an alternative regular education program which allows children to be successful who might not be so otherwise." Project '79 has lowered the district's high school dropout rate. The Advanced Learning Program (ALP) in grades 3 to 5 is Westfield's version of a talented and gifted program. Participating students, who must test into the program, spend one day a week outside their elemen-tary school at Edison Intermediate School. There, ALP teachers expand upon and en-hance what the children are learning about in their regular class work. For example, a fifth-grade study of the planets was amplified to include a project where students prepared to "go into space" by visiting a space center in Paramus. The Math Program at Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools is "truly on the cutting edge of what a great math pro-gram should be at this level," said Dr. Foley. The program will be further strengthened during the coming year with additional com-puter work stations in the mathematics class-rooms as outlined in the Board of Education's proposed budget for 1998-1999. The superintendent also recognized the strength of the district's Fine Arts Program which, he said, "does a terrific job, without a lot of money, and not a lot of resources." Thanks to an "enormously talented staff...talented Westfield students have an opportunity to shine," said Dr. Foley. In addition to music class at the elemen-tary level, the schools offer instrumental music lessons to grades 4 and 5, plus a band and string ensemble for grades 4 and 5, and chorus for grade 5. At the high school level, 15 students were recently selected to be members of the 1998 New Jersey Region II Orchestra and Region II Choir. Region II encompasses schools from greater central New Jersey. Despite the fact that standardized testing such as the Grade 4 Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, Eighth Grade Early Warning Test and High School Proficiency Test reflect impressive and improving scores for West-field students, the superintendent sees room for improvement. "We need to try to target kids who are not achieving as well as the mainstream," said Dr. Foley. "We need better accommodations for dif-ferent learning styles and different paces of learning," he said. "We want to address how to accommodate kids in the middle, and the special needs they have that don't always get recognized." He wants to expand teachers' skills in dealing with the diversified learning styles of their individual students. The district wants to develop clearer ex-pectations for all students, putting more effort, for example, behind reading and mathematics programs. For example, he said, "I hear people say that kids don't know how to multiply. I think they don't always know when to multiply." "We need to help students' performance in other kinds of assessments," he added. Strategic Plan Main Focus To Develop Partnerships
Thursday, April 9, 1998 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Page 27 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK We're Here for You! If you have a: 3 33 33spriritual longing 3 33 33need for community 3 33 33desire to help others, Check us out! A friendly, Christ-centered community of faith. Preaching that encourages, music that uplifts. Quality programs for children, youth, & adults. The First Baptist Church Simply call us at (908) 233-2278, or visit us in person at 170 Elm Street, Westfield, or via the web at www.westfieldnj.com/fbc "We want to test their abilities to do multiple tasks, to think at a higher level." Residents will be asked to vote on the budget that would allow the district to imple-ment new initiatives and maintain the level of existing programs on Tuesday, April 21. The tentative school budget for 1998- 1999 is $52,016,848, a 2.33 percent in-crease over 1997-1998. The instructional portion of the budget, which includes teacher salaries, athletics, supplies and summer school, constitutes the largest expenditure for the district, and rep-resents 52.7 percent of the total. A series of facilities improvements are included in the tentative budget, including completion of re-roofing work at the high school and Edison Intermediate; $71,500 to install new fire alarms in Tamaques El-ementary, and $209,000 to modernize stage lighting equipment and install a new sound system in the Roosevelt Intermediate School auditorium. The Board of Education has made a "strong effort," according to officials, in the amount of $546,137 under the 1998-1999 tentative bud-get to provide for technology initiatives. These will include additional hardware and large-screen monitors for the fifth grades, continued wiring of the schools and further implementa-tion of the district's technology plan. Growing enrollment at the elementary level was addressed recently by the con-struction of 12 new classrooms and redis-tricting of students. The new classrooms, six each, at Wilson and Jefferson Schools, increased elementary capacity by 300 students. These were com- pleted for the start of school in September. In 1997-1998 the district has 4,878 stu-dents and 617 staff members - 461 profes-sional and 156 support staff. The cost per pupil is $10,181. The beginning teacher salary is $38,279 Elementary Schools As of the current school year there were 2,558 students in Kindergarten to grade 5 and a pre-Kindergarten Handicapped Program. Classes, which have an average class size of 20.3 students, are instructed by 183 pro-fessional staff members. The entrance cut-off date for students entering the school is October 1. Age limits are age 5 for Kinder-garten and 6 for first grade. The district offers half-day morning and afternoon Kindergarten programs. Kindergarten to grade 5 students are bussed if they live more than two miles from school. Programs Elementary schools include classes and resource rooms for students with special needs; an Advanced Learning Program for academically gifted students in grades 3 to 5, and an Enrichment Program for all sec-ond grade students; ACHIEVE, a Basic Skills Improvement Program; ACT (Artis-tically Creative and Talented Program for grade 5); Computer Education and fully-automated Library/Media Centers. Other features include English-as-a-Sec-ond Language, Instrumental Music Lessons and a Band and String Ensemble for grades 4 and 5, and fifth grade chorus and STS (Sharing Talents and Skills) Community Volunteer Program. Students' curriculum includes English, mathematics, reading, spelling, science, social studies, art, health and music (re-corder, grade 3), handwriting, physical edu-cation and safety, and library/information skills. Computer applications are included within the curriculum. Secondary Schools Enrollment includes 2,320 students in grades 6 through 12. Services include Student Assis-tance, Counselors Peer Counseling, Child Study Teams and Guidance Services. Students in grades 6 to 8 are bussed if they live two miles or further from school. Stu-dents in grades 9 through 12 are bussed if they reside more than 2.5 miles from school. Programs include Academic Summer School for grades 8 to12 and STS (Sharing Talents and Skills) Community Volunteer Program. Intermediate Schools Enrollment in Edison and Roosevelt In-termediate Schools includes 1,058 students in grades 6 through 8. There are 105 profes-sional staff members, including four guid-ance counselors. Team Teachers are available for grades 6 and 7 in language arts, mathematics, sci-ence and world geography. Curriculum includes language arts re-vised, technology-infused mathematics, sci-ence and geography curricula. French, Latin and Spanish begins in grade 7. Students also receive training in physical education and safety, health, instrumental and vocal mu-sic, general music, humanities and related arts, visual arts, practical arts, computer education, drama, journalism, ACHIEVE and basic skills, along with Special Educa-tion programs. Programs offered include extensive club and activity programs, four interscholastic athletic teams and a Student Assistance Counselor. High School Westfield High School has 1,262 students in grades 9 through 12, and 113 professional staff members, including six guidance coun-selors. Students receive a curriculum which in-cludes 165-plus courses offered in college prep, business, fine arts, music and indus-trial arts programs. Forty-seven percent of students are enrolled in one or more of 14 honors/advanced placement (AP) courses which offered in English, the sciences, math-ematics, foreign languages and social stud-ies. Of last year's graduates, 93 percent con-tinued their education. Eighty-four percent enrolled in four-year colleges and universi-ties, with nine percent going to two-year colleges, vocational, business or other post-high school institutions. The Class of 1998 features five semi-finalists and 14 who have received letters of commendation in the National Merit Schol-arship Program, and 22 Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars under the Garden State Scholarship Program. These students averaged a combined total of 1411 on their Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores. High school programs include Project '79, an alternative high school program; Special Education Resources Centers; foreign lan-guages - French, Latin, Spanish, German and Italian; English-as-a-Second Language, drama and speech. Over 60 extra-curricular activities are of-fered including 27 varsity athletics teams, musical groups and an award-winning, stu-dent- produced weekly newspaper, Hi's Eye. of District Now; Schools Look With Community, Businesses David Wroe, Music Director & Conductor 1998-99 Season Preview Featuring... Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto Mahler's Symphony No. 4 Opera in Concert: HANSEL & GRETEL October 3, 1998 November 14, 1998 January 30, 1999 March 20, 1999 April 24, 1999 To subscribe or request more information contact us Today: 908-232-9400 http://www.westfieldnj.com/wso Save up to 20% by subscribing to Five Exciting Concerts Classical Conversations with Maestro Wroe 1 hour before concerts Free for ticket holders
Page 28 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Thursday, April 9, 1998 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK Westfield Public Schools Westfield Board of Education The names of the elected board members, with their terms of office, are as follow: Susan Jacobson, President (1987-1999) Darielle Walsh, Vice President (1992-2001)* Arlene Gardner (1996-1999) Ginger Hardwick (1995-2001)* Eileen Satkin (1998-2001)* Michael J. Kessler (1997-2000) Carol Molnar (1988-2000) Annmarie Puleio (1996-1999) Thomas Taylor (1997-2000) *The three candidates indicated are running unopposed in the Tuesday, April 21, school board election. Mrs. Satkin will join the board April 28. Formal Public Business Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month. Special Meetings: First Tuesday of each month. Meetings begin at 8 p.m., usually in the Board Meeting Room at 302 Elm Street. The public is welcome. Time is allotted for public questions and input. Further information is available by calling (908) 789-4402. FRANKLIN SCHOOL Circa 1930 700 Prospect Street Dr. Margaret Dolan, Principal (908) 789-4590 http://www.intac.com/~franklin Franklin continues as the district's largest elementary school with 529 students. This year, the school is focusing on integrating technology into all areas of the curriculum. Following the completion of the library's automation under the district-wide technology plan, Franklin parents and teachers are raising money to ensure that every class has an updated computer. In early spring, the school was in the process of selecting hardware and software to support and enrich the academic program. McKINLEY SCHOOL Circa 1908, addition 1931 500 First Avenue Charles Hansen, Principal (908) 789-4555 http://www.westfieldnj.com/ms This year McKinley's 285 students are participating in an M&M Program devel-oped by their teachers. A focus on "McKinley & Manners" is encouraging children to show respect for their neighbors by using their best lunchroom table manners, and by being quiet in the hallways. TAMAQUES SCHOOL Circa 1962 641 Willow Grove Road Salvatore J. DeSimone, Principal (908) 789-4580 http://www.westfieldnj.com Tamaques' 445 students are challenged to develop a strong work ethic by this year's theme of "Work Hard, Get Smarter." Through projects such as a food drive to support Westfield's Food Pantry, a luncheon for senior citizens and an ongoing recycling program, children play an ac-tive role in their community. Student Council representatives also visit the Clark Rehabilita-tion Center two times a year to play Bingo, perform on their musical instruments and visit the residents. WASHINGTON SCHOOL Circa 1954, additions 1956 and 1993 900 St. Mark's Avenue Connie Odell, Principal (908) 789-4600 http://www.intac.com/~washngtn Washington School is helping its 370 students develop their public speaking skills this year. From "show and tell" in the pri-mary grades, to oral reports in their higher grades, students are gaining valuable expe-rience in speaking in front of a group. Ex-temporaneous topics further challenge older students' ability to research a topic and prepare a speech. JEFFERSON SCHOOL Circa 1954, additions 1956 and 1997 1200 Boulevard Jorden Schiff, Principal (908) 789-4490 http://www.westfieldnj.com/js With the addition of six new classrooms, Jefferson's enrollment jumped to 435 stu-dents this year. A school-wide contest gave rise to the school theme for the 1997- 1998 school year: "Jefferson School is Blasting Off with Science & Technology." Students have spent many hours prepar-ing for a spring Technology Night where they will have an opportunity to display various projects. WILSON SCHOOL Circa 1935, additions 1963 and 1997 301 Linden Avenue Dr. Andrew Perry, Principal (908) 789-4605 http://www.westfieldnj.com/wilson Wilson School is the second largest el-ementary school with 457 students, up 77 over last year thanks to the addition to six new classrooms. The 1997-1998 theme is "When We All Work Together, Great Things Happen." An excellent example of student teamwork is Wilson World, a new school newspaper written and produced by the stu-dents themselves. All Wilson students are encouraged to submit interviews, articles, poems and stories for inclusion in this so-phisticated publication. EDISON SCHOOL Circa 1958 800 Rahway Avenue Dennis Murphy, Principal (908) 789-4470 http://www.westfieldnj.com/eis Spirit Week at Edison Intermediate School called upon all 530 students to put into action the school's theme for 1997-1998: "Together Everyone Achieves More." Ac-tivities raised $2,200 for the New Jersey Association of Student Councils to support the Colleen Giblin Foundation which helps children with neurological disorders. Spirit Week culminated in a Spirit Night that pitted sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade teams and faculty team against each other in a series of relay races. The eighth grade captured first for the third straight year. ROOSEVELT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Circa 1926 302 Clark Street Kenneth Shulack, Principal (908) 789-4560 http://www.westfieldnj.com/ris Roosevelt's Student Council crafted the idea of "SPUNK = Students Producing Unique, New Knowledge" for their school's 1997-1998 theme. Student representatives use this theme on their letterhead and at assemblies to motivate their 528 schoolmates to work harder in class and learn all they can learn. The influx of technology in the revised math and science curricula is challenging these intermediate students to de-velop the higher-level thinking skills necessary to successfully sort through the information at their fingertips.
Thursday, April 9, 1998 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Page 29 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK Local Local Local Local Local 1-908-233-5353 1-908-233-5353 1-908-233-5353 1-908-233-5353 1-908-233-5353 Corporate Headquarters: 200 Sheffield Street, Suite 101, Mountainside, NJ 07092 Licensed Mortgage Bankers, NJ, CT, CO Dept. of Banking, HUD Approved Lending Institution Member of the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce F FF FFAX AX AX AX AX 1-908-233-7793 1-908-233-7793 1-908-233-7793 1-908-233-7793 1-908-233-7793 T TT TToll F oll F oll F oll F oll Fr rr rree ee ee ee ee 1-800-555-2035 1-800-555-2035 1-800-555-2035 1-800-555-2035 1-800-555-2035 AMERICAN UNITED MORTGAGE CORPORATION American United Congratulates the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerceon their 50th Anniversary! "Your Partner In Home Financing" TM Mortgage Banking Specialists for all your Financing Needs: 3 33 331st & 2nd Mortgages 3 33 33FHA/VA Loans 3 33 33203K & Title-I Specialists 3 33 33No Point Mortgages 3 33 3310% Down with No PMI 3 33 33First-Time Home Buyers 3 33 33Jumbo Loans 3 3 3 3 3No Income Loans PURCHASE REFINANCE HOME IMPROVEMENTS DEBT CONSOLIDATION REHAB/RENOVATION LOANS Westfield Public School Phone Numbers WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL Circa 1952, addition 1959 550 Dorian Road Dr. Robert G. Petix, Principal (908) 789-4500 http://www.westfieldnj.com/whs This year the Social Studies, English and Foreign Language Departments of West-field High School are piloting a program that uses the Internet as a teaching tool. Teachers and students are excited by this new opportunity to access current informa-tion from real-world situations. While teach-ers frequently incorporate Web sites into their lesson plans, students are learning to use the Internet to seek the information they need, download it and use it as part of their project development research. LINCOLN SCHOOL 728 Westfield Avenue Closed as an elementary school in 1980 due to declining enrollments, the building is leased to the Union County Educational Services Commission, which operates a high school for emotionally-disturbed students. ELM STREET ADMIN. BUILDING 302 Elm Street The Elm Street building served in many capacities prior to housing the Board of Education/School Administration Offices. The cornerstone was laid in 1914, and the building opened as a four-year high in 1916. It later became a three-year high school and continued as the town's high school until the present one was built in 1952 on Dorian Road. It was also used as an overflow school during the construction of Roosevelt, Wash-ington, Jefferson and Tamaques Schools. It served as the Franklin School annex until 1976 when it became the administration building. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 302 Elm Street (908) 789-4401 Dr. William J. Foley Superintendent of Schools (908) 789-4420 Dr. Robert C. Rader Assistant Superintendent for Business and Secretary to the Board of Education (908) 789-4401 or (908) 789-4402 Dr. David J. Rock Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction (908) 789-4415 David M. Tuller Director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action Officer (908) 789-4428 Dr. Theodore Kozlik Director of Student Personnel Services (908) 789-4442 The Mission of the Westfield School District, a system built on successful cooperation among family, school and community, is to prepare all students to achieve excellence and to become responsible citizens through rigorous educational programs which respect individual differences and diversity.
Page 30 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Thursday, April 9, 1998 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK Start Copy Community Clubs & Organizations ARC OF UNION COUNTY 1225 South Avenue, Plainfield Tammy Bainbridge  (908) 754-5910 An agency which serves individuals with developmental disabilities. BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA-WATCHUNG AREA COUNCIL PO Box 1177, Mountainside Betty Saunier, Registrar (908) 654-9191 wac358@aol.com Character building, citizenship training and promotion of physical and mental fitness. CAAP P.O. Box 2212 Beverly Grant (908) 233-3520 Concerned African-American Parents of Westfield is an organization dedicated to the education and social welfare of children in Westfield. CHANSONETTES OF WESTFIELD Alice Barbiere (908) 233-7363 westfieldnj.ataclick.com/chansonettes Women's choral singing performed in and around Westfield for 50 years. COLLEGE WOMAN'S CLUB OF WESTFIELD PO Box 2694, Westfield Gaile Boothe, President (908) 233-3780 To serve the general interests of this community and to further the higher education of women. CONTACT WE CARE PO Box 74, Fanwood Ross Royce, President (908) 889-4140 Volunteer telephone service that provides crisis intervention and help-line services CORINTHIAN CHAPTER RAM 1011 Central Avenue, Westfield Lincoln T. Crisson (908) 233-4188 To make men better men. DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 620 Green Briar Court, Westfield Mrs. H.D. Blauvelt (908) 232-8674 DOWNTOWN WESTFIELD CORPORATION 125 Elm Street, Suite 1, Westfield Michael LaPlace (908) 789-9444 mlaplace@ix.netcom.com westfieldnj.ataclick.com Economic growth, physical improvement and beautification of Downtown Westfield. FIRST NIGHT WESTFIELD 220 Clark Street, Westfield Julia Black (908) 233-2700 www.westfieldnj.com/firstnight An alcohol free, community celebration of the New Year with art, ritual and festivity. FRIENDS OF THE WESTFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY 550 East Broad Street, Westfield Sadie Schoss, President (908) 789-4090 Voluntary support of the Westfield Memorial Library and its programs. FRIENDS OF MINDOWASKIN PARK P.O. Box 87 Nancy Priest (908) 233-8110 The Friends of Mindowaskin Park, a group dedicated to preserving the park for future generations. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF THE WEST FIELDS 550 East Broad Street, Westfield Fredrick Bollinger, President (908) 232-6419 gswf@westfieldnj.com www.westfieldnj.com/gswf A self-help society where members receive assistance in tracing their unique family history and return the favor by helping others. GIRL SCOUTS - WASHINGTON ROCK COUNCIL 201 Grove Street, Westfield Meg Miller (908) 232-3236 Educational enrichment programs for girls five to seventeen years of age. HEARING SOCIETY 170 Elm Street, Westfield Kay Schmitt (908) 233-2066 Serving the hard of hearing and deaf population through scholarships, referrals, lip reading and sign language classes. HOLY TRINITY FOOD PANTRY 365 First Street, Westfield Mary Masterson (908) 232-2311 A program which supplies 10 days of emergency food to needy families in the Union County area. Referrals are made through agencies throughout the county. JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ELIZABETH-PLAINFIELD, INC. 110 Walnut Avenue, Cranford Vicki Sweeney, President (908) 709-1177 An organization of women committed to improving their communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB OF WESTFIELD 318 South Euclid Avenue, Westfield Pam Wiaczek (908) 233-7160 To provide women with an opportunity to socialize, make friends and make a difference in the community. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 1711 PO Box 101, Westfield Grand Knight (908) 232-9767 Catholic fraternal organization dedicated to family, church and community service. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS - WESTFIELD AREA June Gleason (908) 232-3840 A non-partisan, political, grassroots volunteer organization. It does not support nor endorse any political party or candidate. It is issue oriented. LIONS CLUB OF WESTFIELD P.O. Box 572, Westfield Douglas Schembs, Jr. (908) 654-3643 The club promotes sight conservation and blindness prevention. MARTIN WALLBERG POST NO. 3 OF THE AMERICAN LEGION 1003 North Avenue, Westfield Peter Hogaboom, Commander (908) 232-9689 An organization of war time veterans dedicated to promote the improvement of all veterans and their widows and orphans in need. CONTINUED ON PAGE 31
Thursday, April 9, 1998 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Page 31 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK At Rolex, steel is a precious metal. R olex insists on the finest quality steel used in watchmaking. It's one of the reasons for the rugged good looks of this $2,250 Air-King, and perhaps, now that we think of it, why so many people take a shine to it. Rolex, ,Oyster Perpetual and Air-King are trademarks. MOBILE MEAL OF WESTFIELD 170 Elm Street, Westfield Kenneth Bachman (908) 233-6146 Delivering meals to ill, handicapped and elderly individuals. NEUMANN FOUNDATION PO Box 2654 Westfield Stephen Toal, President (908) 232-0715 neumannfoundation@home.com Support students, police officers, and various children's charities. OLD GUARD OF WESTFIELD 138 Ferris Place, Westfield Everett Yacker (908) 276-8528 Fellowship, recreation and community service for Westfield area retired business and professional men. PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP IN WESTFIELD 140 Mountain Avenue, Westfield (908) 233-0301 gwilym-g-williams@juno.com To foster the maximum potential for living by Parkinson people through self-help and social contacts. ROTARY CLUB OF WESTFIELD 220 Clark Street, Westfield Stan Kaslusky, President (908) 233-2700 rotary@westfieldnj.com westfieldnj.com/ rotary To provide humanitarian service, build good will and peace in the world. RUTGERS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF UNION COUNTY 300 North Avenue, East, Westfield Dr. Karen Ensle (908) 654-9854 ensle@aesop.rutgers.edu www.rce.rutgers.edu Provide educational programs and services in the areas of family and consumer sciences, agriculture and resource management. SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 730 Forest Avenue, Westfield Charles Brown, President (908) 654-3946 Dedicated to patriotic, historical and educational objectives to help perpetuate the under-standing of American Freedom. TOASTMASTERS OF WESTFIELD 318 Elizabeth Avenue, Cranford Jack Peanne, Vice President (908) 276-7935 jafriendroots@worldnet.att.net www.toastmasters.org Helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking in a mutually supportive and positive learning environment. UNICO NATIONAL - WESTFIELD CHAPTER Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, Opportunity P.O. Box 11, Westfield Antoni Buoscio (908) 233-9326 Italian-American service organization based upon the principle of "Service Above Self." Community projects include scholarships, mental health, Cooley's anemia. UNION COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 1085 Morris Avenue, Suite 531, Union Maureen Tinen, President (908) 527-1166 ucedc@worldnet.att.net www.ucedc.com To help businesses start, grow and expand through small business loans, technical assistance, help with government contracts and research. UNION COUNTY RAPE CRISIS CENTER 300 North Avenue, East, Westfield Jennifer Pruden (908) 233-7273 To meet the needs of sexual assault victims and their families and to educate the public about the dynamics of sexual assault in order not to tolerate this crime. UNITED FUND OF WESTFIELD 301 North Avenue, West, Westfield Linda Maggio (908) 233-2113 ufw@bellatlantic.net To increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICAN CHAPTER No. 688 - UNION COUNTY AREA PO Box 1, Westfield John Ferry, President (732) 396-1733 To help foster, encourage, and promote the improvement of the condition of the Vietnam-era veteran and their families. VISITING HEALTH SERVICES OF UNION COUNTY 526 North Avenue, East, Westfield Anita Weinberg (908) 233-3113 Dedicated to providing high quality, compassionate in home health care. WESTFIELD "Y" 220 Clark Street, Westfield Stan Kaslusky, Executive Director (908) 233-2700 y@westfieldnj.com www.westfieldnj.com/y Providing values oriented programs for the entire family including wellness, youth work, daycare and senior programs. WESTFIELD ADULT SCHOOL PO Box 606, Westfield Carol Phelan, Director (908) 232-4050 Continuing Education. WESTFIELD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 111 Quimby Street, Suite 6, Westfield Debbie Schmidt, Executive Director (908) 233-3021 westfieldnj.com/wacc Business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and improve the quality of life for Westfield. WESTFIELD AREA CHAPTER #4137 OF AARP 25 North Wickom Drive, Westfield Jean Richardson (908) 233-5080 To serve, not to be served. WESTFIELD AREA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS PO Box 2163, Westfield Bonnie Ruggiero, President (908) 889-5948 lwv@westfieldnj.com westfieldnj.com/lwv A nationwide, grassroots, non-partisan political organization dedicated to encouraging the informed participation of citizens in government. WESTFIELD ART ASSOCIATION, INC. P.O. Box 874, Westfield Barbara Schwinn (908) 232-7058 Comprised of 300 members affording artists and aficionados an opportunity to learn, exhibit and discuss the many aspects of fine arts. CONTINUED ON PAGE 32
Page 32 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 26th Annual Edition Thursday, April 9, 1998 CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK Start Copy THE NEW JERSEY WORKSHOP FOR THE ARTS 152 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 789-9696 NJ Workshop for The Arts The Music Studio Instrumental and voice classes for all ages and skill levels. Kids 'N' Arts Classes for children three to five years old. Tots 'N' Arts Half-hour classes for children 18 months to three years with guardian. Westfield Fencing Club Classes in foil, epee and sabre for all skill levels. Westfield Summer Workshop Five week arts experience, June 29 to July 31, 1998. www.westfieldnj.com/njwa Summer Band/Orchestra Workshop Five week music experience June 29-July 31, 1998 A nonprofit organization established in 1972. Westfield Art Gallery Exhibits by local artists. 433 N 433 N 433 N 433 N 433 Nor or or or or t tt tt h A h A h A h A h Av vv vv enue enue enue enue enue W WW WWes es es es es t f t f t f t f t f i e l d i e l d i e l d i e l d i e l d 908-233-022 908-233-022 908-233-022 908-233-022 908-233-0220 00 00 New Norris Chevrolet Sales  SERVICE  Leasing New Cars and Trucks Quality Used Cars and Trucks "Delivering Value That Only Your Hometown Car Dealer Can!" WESTFIELD ART COMMISSION P.O.. Box 874, Westfield Barbara Schwinn (908) 232-7058 Carolyn Klinger-Kueter (908) 233-9094 Umbrella organization representing arts organizations of the community. WESTFIELD CHAPTER OF HADASSAH 125 South Florence Avenue, Westfield Renate Bieber, President (908) 233-3245 Volunteer woman's organization supporting projects in the US and Israel. WESTFIELD COALITION FOR THE ARTS Catherine Marchant (908) 654-1540 715 Dorian Road, Westfield The mission of the group is to act as an advocate for the arts in the Westfield public schools. WESTFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER 558 West Broad Street, Westfield Ernestine N. Howell (908) 232-4759 To contribute to the full development of individual members, aid those in need, preserve the community, foster good citizenship, educate and cultivate self sufficiency, and to advance social well being and stability. WESTFIELD DAY CARE CENTER 140 Mountain Avenue, Westfield Linnea Rhodes (908) 232-6717 Providing quality, affordable, full-day care for children ages 3 months to 6 years, with tuition on a sliding scale. WESTFIELD FOUNDATION 301 North Avenue, W., Westfield Elizabeth Chance, Exec. Director (908) 233-9787 wstfound@bellatlantic.net To promote the betterment of the Westfield community and the enhancement of the quality of life for all of its citizens. WESTFIELD GLEE CLUB PO Box 423, Westfield Dale Juntilla (908) 232-0673 holoro@aol.com www.westfieldnj.com/gleeclub A friendly group of men dedicated to singing fine men's choral music. WESTFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY 617 Boulevard, Westfield Donald F. Mokrauer (908) 233-9135 www.westfieldnj.com/history/index.htm The society is pledged to preserve, interpret and encourage community interest in the history of Westfield, its environs and the country. WESTFIELD/MOUNTAINSIDE CHAPTER AMERICAN RED CROSS 321 Elm Street, Westfield Dr. John Tabatchnick, President (908) 232-7090 redcross@westfieldnj.com westfieldnj.com/redcross A humanitarian organization led by volunteers who provide relief to victims of disaster and help prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. WESTFIELD NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL 127 Cacciola Place, Westfield Ezella Johnson (908) 233-2772 To empower all members, children, youth and adults of the community through quality, educational and direct hands-on outreach. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 31 WESTFIELD NEWCOMERS CLUB PO Box 612, Westfield Lynn Castaldo (908) 654-7089 westfieldnj.com/newcomers Social club for new residents and residents with a recent life style change. WESTFIELD OPTIMIST CLUB P.O. Box 2213 Dr. James Fleming (908) 233-9010 optimist@westfieldnj.com www.westfieldnj.com/ optimist/index.htm A not-for-profit service club composed of men and women who live and/or work in the Westfield area. The organization conducts service projects which benefit youth and the community. WESTFIELD RECREATION COMMISSION 425 East Broad Street, Westfield Glenn Burrell/James Gildea (908) 789-4080 gburrell@I-2000.com www.wesfield-nj.com Community Recreation. WESTFIELD SERVICE LEAGUE 114 Elmer Street, Westfield Margot Komar, President (908) 233-2530 Provides funds to local volunteer, civic and service organizations and dispatchers to the Westfield Rescue Squad. WESTFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 224 East Broad Street, Westfield Patrick Gaines (908) 232-9400 wso@westfieldnj.com www.westfieldnj.com/wso Bringing world class music home to Westfield. WESTFIELD VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD 335 Waterson Street, Westfield (908) 233-2501 A designated Emergency Medical Service for the town of Westfield. A self-governing, volunteer staffed organization separate and apart from municipal government. WESTFIELD WEAVERS GUILD Catherine Marchant (908) 654-1540 715 Dorian Road, Westfield A group of hand weavers who have monthly programs and periodical workshops. WOMAN'S CLUB OF WESTFIELD 318 S. Euclid Avenue, Westfield Mrs. L. John McHugh, President (908) 233-7160 www.westfieldnj.com/wcw To support charities, education and the intelligent promotion of the best interests of the community. WOMEN FOR WOMEN OF UNION COUNTY 511 North Avenue, Garwood Susan Koslowsky (908) 232-5787 Providing community education workshops, support groups and individual counseling for women and their families. 'Y' MEN'S CLUB OF WESTFIELD 220 Clark Street, Westfield Philip Brown (908) 233-2700 A group of men who raise money for charitable causes. YOUTH AND FAMILY COUNSELING SERVICE, INC. 233 Prospect Street, Westfield Milton Faith (908) 233-2042 Providing counseling for troubled individuals of all ages.
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