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Westwood Snags $1,000,000 in Federal Funding for Flood Elevation Grants

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Westwood NJ, according to Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo the borough of Westwood received $1,000,000 in Federal Funding for Flood Elevation Grants.

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Westwood Mayor ,”It shouldn’t take a computer to tell us that we have far more for which to be optimistic and thankful, rather than discouraged and discontented”

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Westwood NJ, Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo commented on Montvale’s Mayor Mike Ghassali  use of AI .

Arroyo said, ” Montvale’s Mayor Mike Ghassali sent me a copy of what AI has to say about Westwood. And what it says sounds alot more accurate and authentic than “artificial”.
It shouldn’t take a computer to tell us that we have far more for which to be optimistic and thankful, rather than discouraged and discontented.
The narrative ends with maybe the best advice one might unexpectedly get from a machine : “Embrace a life worth living.“

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Longtime Westwood Resident Gets Recognized for Her Hard Work on Public Safety

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Westwood NJ, the Governing Body of Westwood assembled on Sand Road, to unveil a bronze plaque dedicating the crosswalk next to Mt. Zion Church to longtime resident and church elder – Vivian Stubbs.

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Westwood Swears in Three Volunteer Fire Cadets, One the Grandson of a Former Mayor

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Westwood NJ, according to Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo , “during the September public session of the Westwood Mayor and Council, I had the honor of swearing in three Westwood Volunteer Fire Department Cadets  : Dominick Dente’, Declan Lemanquis and Shane Kelley.”

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Mitigate the presence of Spotted lantern fly by Constructing a “spotted lantern fly circle trap”

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Westwood NJ, Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo says , “Spotted lantern fly nymphs have been reported in Westwood over the past month. You can help us mitigate their presence by constructing a spotted lantern fly circle trap”. Folks if they are spotted in Westwood they are in Bergen County !

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Lebanon Baptist Church in Westwood Celebrates it’s 66th Anniversary of the Church

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Westwood NJ, from the Facebook page of Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo , “On behalf of Chief Michael R. Pontillo and all members of the Westwood Police Department, we would like to congratulate Lebanon Baptist Church, Westwood NJ on their 66th Anniversary of the Church.”

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Westwood Shade Tree and DPW Plant 20 Trees in Two Days

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Westwood NJ, Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo exclaimed ,”20 trees in two days? A dogwood for Dogwood Ct? Now you’re just showing off!”, “Westwood Shade Tree Committee partnering with our DPW is off to a record setting pace this planting season !”

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Great Turnout for the Friends of the Westwood Library’s Spring Fundraiser!

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Westwood NJ, according to Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo there was a, “Great turnout for the Friends of the Westwood Library’s spring fundraiser! Two delightful hours filled with tasty samplings generously donated by some of The Hub’s finest epicureans!”

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Between December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2022 – 61 officers were killed, nationwide, in the line of duty

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Westwood NJ, Yesterday January 9th , was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Between December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2022 – 61 officers were killed, nationwide, in the line of duty. 58 were intentionally shot. 3 were killed by cars used as deadly weapons. 34 were killed answering 911 calls and 23 answering domestic disturbances. 35 were killed in set-up ambushes.55 of the 61 were murdered by perpetrators who were either in the midst of committing crimes; or who were wanted criminals with outstanding warrants.

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Westwood Hosts its third Annual Westwood New Year’s (Early) Eve Celebration!

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Westwood NJ, the borough of Westwood Borough and the Westwood Recreation Department celebrated its third annual Westwood New Year’s (Early) Eve Celebration on Saturday, December 31 from 4:30-6:00pm at Veterans’ Park. This family friendly event featured live music from popular local musician Kyle Towey from 5:00-6:00pm and an exciting illuminated “ball drop” from the Westwood Fire Department’s bucket truck right at 6:00pm.

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Despite Recent Claims Second COVID Infections are Far Less Dangerous than First Infections

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Westwood NJ, Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo comments on second COVID infections a recent paper in Nature Medicine has been misinterpreted by some as providing evidence that repeat infections are somehow worse than first-time infections.

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Westwood Troop 350 Eagle Scout candidate AJ Greco completes his project in time for Veterans Day

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Westwood NJ, according to Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo , “Troop 350 Eagle Scout candidate AJ Greco completed his project in time for Veterans Day. AJ had a vision, asked all the right questions in order to secure the governing body’s support, and he developed a strategic plan for fundraising and implementation. Then he followed through and delivered. What a wonderful tribute to our local veterans, executed by a young man with a plan!”

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Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo: ‘Spotted Lantern Flies , spotted on Roosevelt Ave. Take no prisoners.’

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Westwood NJ, Westwood Shade Tree Advisory Committee reports that a NJ high school student discovered that you stand a better chance of squashing a lantern fly if you approach them head on. 

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