Talk:Westfield, New Jersey

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"it is currently almost entirely residential" gabage[edit]

"it is currently almost entirely residential." I got rid of this statement, if Westfield is almost completly residential whats with picture of the downtown, most highly residential places don't have a downtown.

So true... downtown has become an outside mall over the last 15 or so years.AntiG

It's unfortunate that notorious "mall only" stores find their way into downtown westfield.

Lots of ignorance here... chain stores have always been a part of vibrant downtowns. Where do you think national chain stores like Thom McCann, Woolworths, Sears, Montgomery Ward, JCPenney and other boutique and department stores were located before there were malls? Duh, they were in downtowns! Westfield has a healthy downtown with a mix of national and independent shops.

there are apartments on top of most stores in downtown westfield —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:59, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

"Barely two weeks later, the Borough of Garwood was created from the scummiest portions of Westfield and Cranford Township, on March 19, 1903.[6]" Scummiest portions? Who wrote this? A twelve year old? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:40, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

If Westfield is "almost entirely residential," why are people agreeing by saying it's becoming a mall. The two are literally opposites. Secondly, Westfield has won the Great American Main Street Award for East Broad along with Burlington VT and others. I agree that Westfield is mostly commercialized, but nonetheless it's beautifully laid out and always pleasant to walk through. Have some pride! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:27, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Famous people from Westfield - Charlie Tripp?[edit]

Anyone know who the Charlie Tripp from Westfield was? He was previously listed as a gay rights activist... only famous gay rights guy I could find on google was C.A. Tripp - Clarence Arthur Tripp who wrote the book about Abe Lincoln being a closet gay. The Charlie Tripp I found was a one armed circus performer in the 1920s, and the Charles Tripp I found is currently an author/journalist writing books about Iraq.


Haha, he is just some kid from the High School who put his name in, definitely not a famous person (yet).


On that note, I know a few people who keep putting in Matt Burton's name- as a notable "smelly person." Fomo 18:11, 8 April 2006 (UTC)


Where did the neighborhood information come from —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:05, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Anyone? anyone? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:16, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

I guess not. DJULT (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 00:30, 13 May 2011 (UTC).

It seems like a very silly section to me, I really don't think it's necessary Kbraunnj (talk) 20:34, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Assessment comments[edit]

These have been moved here from a subpage as part of a cleanup process. See Wikipedia:Discontinuation of comments subpages.

I have assessed this article as C-class and identified the following areas for improvement:

  • The article needs inline citations

shirulashem (talk) 17:05, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Why no mention here of the credit downgrade?

--Christofurio (talk) 01:28, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Weird police/fire vehicle focus[edit]

Why the strange obsession with police and fire department vehicles? I assume that the article was created or expanded by someone who is very into such things (and his efforts are appreciated), but most people are not, and it is really not appropriate material for a short article on a town. (You almost never see such arcane data in articles on other places.) Views on editing this material down? Reader335 (talk) 18:57, 6 May 2011 (UTC)