Friday, July 27, 2012
Linden resident took her business elsewhere during Wednesday's 5k and believes Westfield should have done more to make the public aware of road closures.
Friday, July 27, 2012
I took the 10-15 minute drive from my house to Westfield on Wednesday at about 7:00 pm to do most of the shopping for a party I’m holding this weekend, planning on purchasing most of the items needed at Trader Joe’s. When I encountered a sawhorse blocking the street at North & Broad, I turned toward Lord & Taylor and planned to take the back route. I got as far as Cowperthwaite Pl. near Elm before I saw the cause of the roadblocks: dozens of people running in a race. Having just visited Trader Joe’s on Monday, I was surprised that I had not seen any signs about a race or road closures resulting from it, either along the course of the race or in stores. I sat at the intersection for about ten minutes, watching a never-ending stream of …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Downtown Westfield Corporation has the lost items.
A wallet without identification but containing valuables in the form of cash and gift cards was found last night following the 11th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza. The velcro wallet was located at WindMill on East Broad Street. A pair of brown Marc Jacobs aviator-style sunglasses was also found as well as a pair of tortoise-shell ladies prescription glasses. The items are being held at the Downtown Westfield Corporation located at 105 Elm St., Westfield. To contact the DWC, call 908-789-9444.
Nearly 2,700 runners got some exercise and a little pizza in Downtown Westfield.
Thousands filled Westfield's streets last evening for the 11th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K and Pizza Extravaganza. Close to 2,700 athletes of all ages turned out for the event; 36 percent of them were from Westfield. Proceeds from the race will be used for downtown Westfield streetscape improvements such as new street lights, sidewalks, crosswalks, landscaping and similar projects. To learn more about the event, click here or here.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Nearly 2,700 runners hit the streets of Westfield.
Blue skies set the perfect backdrop for tonight's 11th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza. "It's the calm before the storm," joked Downtown Westfield Corporation's executive director Sherry Cronin at 5 p.m. about the short-to-non-existent lines at the check-ins. "It's very organized." It didn't stay quiet for long as nearly 2,700 runners turned out to take part in the "pizza race." Seven hundred and fifty pizzas fed the hungry masses with 250 supplied by Ferraro's, 250 from Cosimo's and 250 from Casa di Pizza. Cronin said the DWC was still receiving calls late into last night from runners who wanted to take part in the event. Taking first place was Chris Croff, 23, of Montclair, who crossed the finish line in 15:29.42. On…