| Item 2014-03-07 Cranford - Saturday, April 5, Join the Easter Bunny for an extra special breakfast. Sponsored by the Cranford Junior Woman's Club Fundraiser for the Scholarship Fund & General Philanthropic, there will be bagels, muffins and donuts for everyone! Children will color Easter pictures, make a simple craft and get their picture taken with the guest of honor, the Easter Bunny (please bring your own camera).
Two seatings at 9:30 am & 11:00 am at the Cranford Community Center. Tickets are available on line at www.cranfordjwc.com ($7 per person) or $6 at the Cranford Library and Periwinkles.
Item 2014-03-06 Summit - The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is hosting an Art Afternoon: Gallery Walk & Talk on Sunday, March 30 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. For more information please visit www.artcenternj.org/learn or call 908-273-9121.
Item 2014-03-05 Fanwood - St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser is this Saturday March 8th! This year is going to be bigger and better than ever! Fun activities for the whole family! Face Painters, Balloon Makers, Be Craftful Crafts, Amazing Food and Drink, Irish Dancers, SPF Raider Music Department is going to preform, Bagpipers, Irish Coffee and Hot Toddy Station, Brian Kennedy is opening for Bloody Callan (one of the best Irish rock bands ever), 50/50, Silent auction, Door Prizes, and Raffles.
We are still looking for more Silent Auction donations so please contact me with anything cool that you think could raise money for this worthy cause. Volunteers are always needed, we have simple but very important jobs available the entire day. Doors open at 12:30! email to email@example.com
Item 2014-03-05 Scotch Plains-Fanwood - The Board of Education invites the residents of Scotch Plains and Fanwood to participate in the Strategic Planning meetings for the schools.
The first meeting will take place on April 2 in the New Multi-Purpose Room, Evergreen School (enter via Cedar Street). You will have an opportunity to provide input on future direction as well as current strengths and needs of the district. Additional meetings will be held on April 29 and May 15,2014.
Item 2014-03-05 Westfield - Sen. Tom Kean Jr. and Assembly members Jon Bramnick and Nancy Muoz, all R-Union, Morris and Somerset, are pleased to announce that under Gov. Christie's proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, District 21 schools are scheduled to receive a 2.3 percent increase in school aid compared to last year. Overall, the governor has budgeted $13 billion in total state aid for education which is the highest level in state history.
Item 2014-03-05 Scotch Plains - The Friends of the Scotch Plains Public Library will hold their annual giant book sale, beginning with a children's sale on Sat. March 8 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Monday, March 10 from 1-5 p.m. The giant book sale will then begin with a member's preview on Wed. March 12 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. New members may join the Friends at the door to gain access to the special preview. The sale continues on Thur., March 13 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m, a half-price day on Fri., March 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and then a $7 bag sale on Sat., March 15 from 9 a.m-3 p.m. The Friends are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization supporting the programming at SPPL, and this annual book sale is its largest fundraiser, raising more than $132,000 to date to support the library. Further questions regarding the upcoming book sale can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Item 2014-03-04 Washington, D.C. - Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today made the following statement in response to President Obama's FY2015 Budget:
"I am disappointed that President Obama has once again failed to put forth a serious budget blueprint that makes the tough choices necessary to get our fiscal house in order. Instead of building upon the bipartisan deficit reduction agreements recently enacted by Congress, the President has chosen to abandon fiscal restraint altogether. His budget increases spending, adds more complexity to the U.S. tax code and lacks any reforms to lower our deficits and protect and preserve Social Security and Medicare for our Nation's senior citizens and future generations. The Obama Administration proposal spends too much, borrows too much and taxes too much to be considered a serious budget blueprint for the Nation."
"In the coming weeks, congressional Republicans will produce a real and responsible budget that balances, promotes job creations, reforms our tax code, protects our critical safety net programs and places our Nation on a glide path toward fiscal responsibility."
Item 2014-03-04 Summit - The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is hosting its annual For Arts Sake Benefit on Saturday May 3, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Tickets $175 - $300 will be available in March. For more information please visit www.artcenternj.org/support or call 908-273-9121.
Item 2014-03-03 Westfield - All are invited to join the Garden Club of Westfield for the March 11, 2014 meeting at 12:00 PM in the Msgr. Meany Parish Center, St. Helens Church, Westfield, NJ. The church is located at 1600 Rahway Ave. and Lamberts Mill
Rd. The program will be presented by Mrs. Janet Kinney, who, among many impressive credentials, is a National Garden Club Flower Show Judge. Everyone may bring a small bouquet to be judged. It should be no larger than 8x8x8. Or you may just watch and listen. It will be great fun to wow your friends with you original arrangements. Refreshments will be served.
Item 2014-03-03 Region - If you want the weather report for your zip code, follow NOAA at weather.gov
http://www.noaa.gov/ ...they have been very accurate with every storm.
* Today Light snow likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 24. North wind 11 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
* Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -1. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
* Tuesday Increasing clouds, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -3. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
* Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Light and variable wind.
* Wednesday A slight chance of snow before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. East wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Item 2014-03-03 State - Governor Chris Christie Declares State of Emergency In Preparation For Winter Storm Titan. Governor Closes State Offices Monday For All Non-Essential Workers.
The storm is expected to continue through Monday, bringing heavy snow, freezing temperatures and mixed precipitation, as well as dangerous and icy conditions that will affect travel throughout the state for several days. A potential mixture of fallen trees, power outages and flooding is anticipated.
Item 2014-03-02 Region - Daylight Saving Time starts in the United States at most locations. Clocks "spring forward" one hour on Sunday, March 9. Daylight Saving Time ends, Sunday, November 2 where clocks "fall back" one hour.
Item 2014-03-01 Trenton - Democratic Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman today withdrew from the panel investigating the lane diversions at the George Washington Bridge, a day after she called on the governor to resign from his office. Her comments, made during an appearance on MSNBC Thursday, drew fire from Republicans, who called on Watson Coleman to take back the statement. Committee Chairman John Wisniewski said he understood her frustration, but said he would not echo her call for Christie's resignation.
But even as she stepped aside from the committee, she continued her attack on the governor.
Item 2014-02-28 Fanwood - Police Department has designated the Chelsea Senior Living residence at 295 South Avenue in Fanwood as a warming station. If you need transportation to the warming station please call the Fanwood Police Department, 908-322-5000, and they will make arrangements for you.
When visiting the warming station, bring any medications and/or specialty items that you may need.
Residents and visitors are urged to limit exposure outside. Please check on your elderly neighbors, and advise them of the warming station at the Chelsea and to contact the Fanwood Police Department in the event of an emergency.
Item 2014-02-28 Trenton - Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Westfield, responded today to Democrat congressional candidate and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman's call for the governor's resignation on PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton last night and issued the following:
"Assemblywoman Watson Coleman caught the MSNBC fever. Her call for the governor to resign may be what MSNBC wants to hear but not the people in the State of New Jersey.
"The most surprising part of Assemblywoman Watson Coleman's statement is that her record has been the most progressive when it comes to giving people who make mistakes a second chance. Balance and fairness should be the goal of the committee. Assemblywoman Watson Coleman should withdraw her statement on resignation and wait for all the facts."
Item 2014-02-26 Trenton - Judge rules Trenton Mayor Tony Mack removed from office
Asw. Holly Schepisi said a convicted New Jersey public official should be required to leave office immediately once he or she is convicted. Currently, their removal can only occur when a New Jersey court enters an order of forfeiture after an application is submitted by the county prosecutor or the Attorney General.
Schepisi has introduced a bill in response to this month's earlier conviction of Trenton Mayor Tony Mack for federal bribery, fraud and extortion charges. Until today, Mack has refused to leave office.
Item 2014-02-24 Garwood - Police Chief; We have a situation on North Maple between North Avenue and the entrance's to the parking areas located behind The Lofts and The Westwood where the road has started to erode badly. A large section of the pavement has actually begun to fracture and separate from the base below. This has created an unstable and unsafe environment which could become a 40' pothole very quickly. The Borough engineer will assesses the situation and arrangements will be made to effect repairs.
Detours have been put in place. Residents can still gain access the Lofts and the Westwood from Maple but Chestnut Street and the Westwood from North Avenue might be better bet as the situation develops. We ask parents, after dropping their children at Lincoln School, to make the right from Second Ave onto Maple and go out to either Third or Fourth Ave to go home. Please use caution when in the area. The situation is temporary and we appreciate your cooperation and patience.
Item 2014-02-24 Garwood - S.A.R.A 6th Annual Tricky Tray - Sunday, April 6th at The Westwood in Garwood, NJ from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is a fundraising event for Summit Animal Rescue Association. The money raised at this event helps us to pay for vetting of our foster animals and to help with TNR efforts in our communities.
This event is always so much fun and we have so many really nice baskets. We would love to see you there!
For tickets please e-mail email@example.com
Item 2014-02-24 WASHINGTON DC - Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today released the following statement in response to a report
"The Administration has confirmed what I've been hearing from constituents for months: that premiums are rising for hard-working families and that few are realizing the President's promise of affordable coverage. As health insurance premiums rise, take-home pay declines and the effect will be felt at every level of the economy.
"This report again undermines key promises made by the Administration. I urge the Administration to come to the table and be willing to reform and replace the law. Millions of families lost the plans they liked, employers have been forced to cut paid hours for employees, senior citizens are being threatened by major Medicare cuts and now 11 million small business employees will pay higher premiums. It's past time for the President to be willing to make some changes to the law."
Item 2014-02-24 Westfield - Pool Registration information has been mailed to all 2013 pool members. Members can register on line, mail in, or in person through April 10th, 2014.
Once pre-registration of current 2013 members is completed for the 2014 season on April 10th; IF there are still openings, the Recreation Department will start contacting those on the wait list.
If you are interested in joining the pool, and you are not a 2013 member, YOU MUST be on the wait list at the Westfield Recreation Department! Wait List applications are available on-line at: www.westfieldnj.gov/recreation or can be picked up in the Recreation Department at 425 E. Broad Street. Contact number 908.789.4080
Item 2014-02-21 Livingston - The Foundation for Diabetes Research, FDR, will be hosting it's 3rd annual Rollerskating event on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 6pm- 8pm at Florham Park Roller Rink. Here's a fun way to help with FDR's quest to find a cure for Diabetes while having a great evening with family and friends.
Call Karen Holtzman 973-994-1972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information. http://www.diabetesnj.org/
Item 2014-02-20 Garwood - Sound Station presents all ages rock matinee at Crossroads Garwood Sunday Feb. 23rd at 1pm. Bands include Don Giovanni recording artists Black Wine followed by Eastern Anchors, Extras inc., Tri State & many others. 8 great local acts for only 8$! - see email@example.com
Item 2014-02-20 Westfield - Touch and see unusual and beautiful Animals from around the world. Amazing, educational fun for your entire family! Saturday, March 15th, 2014; 2:00 PM; Tickets: $10.
Westfield Community Players; For more information: call Box office 908-232-1221 or visit: www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org
Item 2014-02-19 Scotch Plains - Union County Magnet High School PSA will hold its annual silent auction at 7:00 pm on Friday, February 28, 2014 in the West Hall Cafeteria on the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus (1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains).
The Silent Auction will feature over 150 items donated by local businesses and families of the Magnet students. Some of the items are Disney tickets, driving lessons, New Jersey Devil hockey tickets, theatre and ballet tickets, area restaurant gift certificates, jewelries, a round of 18 holes of golf and much, much more. Bids start at just HALF of the retail value.
The Silent Auction is the primary fundraising event for Project Graduation. Project Graduation is an all-night, chaperoned party on Graduation Night, held in a safe, drug-free, alcohol-free and smoke-free environment. The entire senior class has the chance to celebrate together; while families can rest easy knowing their children are safe.
The admission for this event is $5 per person, which includes desserts, door prizes. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
All members of the community are invited to attend! Any questions regarding this event can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Item 2014-02-19 State - Richard Bagger of Westfield was appointed by NJ Gov. Christie to the new committee looking into Port Authority's George Washington Bridge lane closures.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey should apologize to the public for September's George Washington Bridge local access lane closures, agreed members of the new committee agency's board formed today.
Commissioner Scott Rechler, who chairs the new Special Oversight Committee and committee vice chairman Commissioner Richard Bagger embraced the idea of an apology put forward by a non-committee member Commissioner William "Pat" Schuber, a New Jersey commissioner from Bergen County.
Schuber sat in on the committee's first meeting at Port Authority headquarters in New York.
The committee convened, Rechler said, to learn from the findings of investigations into September's traffic snarling lane closures and to formulate and recommend to the full board of commissioners appropriate policies to ensure that similar abuses do not occur in the future. Rechler is an appointee of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Item 2014-02-18 State - Governor Christie today announced new Executive Directors to take over at New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA). Moving from her current role as Executive Director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Veronique (Ronnie) Hakim will become the new Executive Director at NJ Transit, replacing the outgoing Jim Weinstein who served in the role for four years. Hakim will be succeeded by Joseph Mrozek, currently Deputy Commissioner at the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Item 2014-02-18 Scotch Plains (from www.mycentraljersey.com) - "Authorities have confirmed that a shooting inside a Church Avenue home Tuesday morning was accidental. Police Chief Brian Mahoney said that police received a call at about 10:44 a.m. of a gunshot wound at a home on the 1900 block of Church Avenue. Details were not immediately available, said Mark Spivey, a spokesman for the Union County Prosecutor's Office. The victim was taken to the University of Medicine and Dentistry Hospital in Newark. Scotch Plains police will issue a press release on the incident in the afternoon."
Item 2014-02-18 Scotch Plains - Today I (Rep. Rush Holt, D, NJ-12th) am announcing that I will not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Item 2014-02-18 Scotch Plains (from www.mycentraljersey.com) - "Police are investigating a report of a shooting inside a home on the 1900 block of Church Avenue. Police were unsure if someone was fatally injured. Police Chief Brian Mahoney said police received a call at about 10:44 a.m. Tuesday of a gunshot wound at a home on the 1900 block of Church Avenue. Mahoney said police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Mahoney said he did not have any information about the victim. A police monitoring service indicated the victim was shot in the chest. Mahoney said the area has been locked down while police investigate."
Item 2014-02-18 Trenton, NJ In order to allow ample time for roadways, parking lots and sidewalks to be cleared and made safe for travel, Governor Christie authorized a delayed opening of 11:00 am for all non-essential state employees on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Essential employees should report to work on their regular schedule.
Item 2014-02-18 Westfield - It's snowing again in the region. As of 7 am, approximately 2 inches has fallen, causing commuter inconvenience. The main roads are clear.
Item 2014-02-17 SCOTCH PLAINS - Per the Scotch Plains Police Department Parking Restrictions Due to Snow: Due to the accumulation of large amounts of snow on our streets, it has become necessary to restrict parking in the following areas, starting tomorrow, February 18th. - Homestead Terr - No Parking on South side of street (side furthest from Brunner) from its intersection with Westfield Ave to Muir Terr. - Cedar St - This area is designated for SPFHS permit parking. Parking will be restricted from the entrance to the senior lot to the entrance to the Board of Education lot. Students assigned to this area will have to park further down Cedar St. These restrictions will be in place until the DPW has had a chance to remove snow and widen the travel lanes. Both areas will be clearly marked "No Parking - Police Emergency" Vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and removed. Please use extreme caution around our schools tomorrow. Some crosswalks have not been cleared and many of our access roads to schools will be narrowed and difficult to navigate. Motorists are urged to be extra vigilant and be very patient while driving through our school crosswalks. Crossing Guards may be difficult to see around the snow banks. To report potentially dangerous issues our police can be reached at 908-322-7100 (0pt #7). For a true emergency, please call 911.
Item 2014-02-16 Region Assembly Jon Bramnick regarding a news report that a 1920 federal maritime law stranded a shipment of road salt at a Maine seaport while urgent requests for a waiver to deliver the salt to New Jersey were denied by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
"After the recent serious accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, we know the importance of having salt to treat roads rises to the level of life and death. We need immediate help from the federal government granting the necessary waiver to transport the salt from Maine. This shipment will help keep our roads safe and save lives.
Item 2014-02-16 Region - Weather conditions: It's extremely icy on the roads this morning. Be very careful if driving, or don't drive. Westfield crews, as in many towns, are trucking snow from streets and sidewalks to dormant areas. Gumbert Park Little League lot as example is piled 15 ft. high with snow.
Item 2014-02-14 Region - DELAYED OPENINGS TODAY: SPF PUBLIC SCHOOLS, FANWOOD BOROUGH AND UNION COUNTY OFFICES AND COURTS. The sun is supposed to shine later today. It's Friday. At least there's that.
These delayed openings for today, Friday, 2/14, Valentine's Day:
* Scotch Plains-Fanwood public schools open 90 minutes late
* Fanwood Borough and Union County offices open at 10:00 AM
* Union County Courts and Vicinage open at 10:30 AM
Item 2014-02-13 Snow Emergency is in effect. Expect snow, rain, then more snow into tonight and early Friday. Do not drive. Most everything is closed. Stay home. Check www.fanwoodnj.org for updates.
Item 2014-02-13 AREA - Municipal offices are closed in area towns. Schools are closed county wide. All county offices are closed and Union County Superior Court are closed. Drivers are advised to stay off roads and residents of all towns are asked to remove cars from streets to allow for plowing.
Item 2014-02-13 SCOTCH PLAINS - THERE IS A WATER MAIN BREAK ON RARITAN RD AND LAKE AVE. AS OF THIS POST, THERE IS NO THRU TRAFFIC ON RARITAN BETWEEN MARTINE AND LAMBERTS MILL. LAKE AVE BETWEEN RARITAN AND THE MARTINE EXT IS ALSO CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC. Please plan an alternate route and avoid the area entirely. SPPD are on scene awaiting the water company and enforcing the closure.
Item 2014-02-12 Union County - Due to the impending storm, please note the following closures/suspensions of service:
*Union County State Superior Courts and Vicinage: Closed tomorrow
*Union County Paratransit: Suspended tomorrow
*Watchung Stable: Closed tomorrow
*Trailside Nature & Science Center: Closed tomorrow
Item 2014-02-12 Trenton, NJ With severe winter weather expected to arrive in New Jersey tonight, Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to continue coordinating all preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Governor Christie also announced the closing of state offices on Thursday, February 13th for all non-essential employees.
Tonights storm is expected to continue into Friday morning, bringing heavy snow, freezing temperatures and mixed precipitation, as well as dangerous and icy conditions that will affect travel throughout the state for several days. A potential mixture of fallen trees, power outages and flooding is anticipated.
Item 2014-02-11 Mountainside -- The Mountainside PBA Local # 126 will be hosting a fundraiser for Richard Osieja and his family. Capt. Osieja has been diagnosed with cancer, and is fighting this the same way he has approached his Law enforcement career with Pride, Determination and Dedication. Please help us help Rich!
Date and Place: 02/21/2014 LAffaire Fine Catering; 1099 Route 22 East Mountainside, N.J. 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tickets on sale at Police H.Q.; $40.00 P.P.
Item 2014-02-11 Westfield -- Westfields Contagious Laughter Improv Troupe led by Beth Painter, will be performing a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation, New Jersey Chapter on Friday, February 21, 2014. The event will be held at the historic Edison Valley Playhouse at 2196 Oak Tree Road in Edison. Tickets are only $10.
Reservations are required due to limited seating. Please call or email Helen Crilley at 856-673-1360 or email@example.com. Show time is 7:30 pm 9:00 pm.
Item 2014-02-07 The Scotch Plains Lions Club will once again hold a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday March 2nd . This function will be held at the Scotch Hills Country Club, Jerusalem Road and Plainfield Avenue in Scotch Plains, from 8 am until 12 noon.. This breakfast will be All You Can Eat and will include pancakes, eggs, ham & sausage. Beverages will include juice, coffee, tea and milk. The cost for the breakfast is $7.00; children under 6 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from a Lions Club member. For more information on the Scotch Plains Lions Pancake Breakfast or to reserve your place, please call the Pancake Breakfast Chairman Ron Kelly 908-753-8218
Item 2014-02-07 Westfield - Hey Westfield Leader - Given the amount snow we have gotten could they possible try and plow a side street ANY WHERE in the rest of the town?? There are huge ruts and blocks of ice all over town. I drove thru Garwood and Keniworth today and the streets are beautifully clean and dry! Is that the Westfield tax dollars at work?? Its a lovely day for a drive. Check it out!!
Item 2014-02-07 Westfield - Given the amount of recent snow and ice, the Town of Westfield will be removing snow and ice from the sidewalks in downtown Westfield tonight, Friday, February 7, 2014 from midnight until 7 am. Please do not park on the streets to facilitate this important work.
Item 2014-02-06 Westfield - One Seat Ride - The February 10, 2014 Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Town of Westfield meeting date has been rescheduled to Tuesday February 18, 2014. The meeting will take place at 8:30 a.m. in the Town of Westfield Council Chambers. The meeting date has been changed so the coalition can receive an update from NJ Transit on the launch of one seat ride service on the Raritan Valley Line.
The coalition guest speaker will be Mr. Tom Morgan, Senior Director, Rail Service Planning, NJ Transit who will be hosting a briefing on the start of one seat ride service on the Raritan Valley Line. The coalition will report on its web site and social media campaigns.
If any person has items they would like to have added to the agenda or questions answered, please contact me at voice/fax/ e - mail voice (908) 231-7021, fax (908) 707-1749, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Item 2014-02-06 Westfield - Police Department reports traffic delays on northbound Central Avenue in Westfield due to PSE&G roadwork near the Post Office. Work is expected to continue into the mid-afternoon hours. Expect delays. Plan an alternate route, if possible.
Item 2014-02-06 Summit - Gino Simonetti of SAGE Eldercare's Furniture Restoration Workshop in Summit worked on refinishing The Seeing Eye founder Morris Frank's chair. The chair will be displayed in the Morris Frank Conference Room at The Seeing Eye headquarters in Morristown, along with other memorabilia. Proceeds from the Furniture Restoration Workshop benefit programs and services for older adults and caregivers in the surrounding communities. The workshop is located on the lower level of SAGE Eldercare's building at 290 Broad Street in Summit and is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. For more information, call 908.598.5531 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.
Item 2014-02-05 WESTFIELD - Chief David C. Wayman of the Westfield Police Department advises Elizabethtown Gas is reporting that water is present in the gas lines which service residences in the area of McKinley School. Streets with affected service may include the following: - First Street - Hazel Avenue - Hyslip Avenue - Osborne Avenue - Pierson Street - West Broad Street The water in the gas lines is causing a disruption in service to the affected residences. This does not pose an immediate danger. Representatives from Elizabethtown Gas are surveying residences in the area to determine the extent of the problem. The Westfield Police and Fire Departments are aware of the problem and are working with Elizabethtown Gas to resolve the issue