by Molly Jennings
On the outside, Westfield may look like one friendly, unified town. But if you look deeper within this community there is a brewing feud between the North and South side. You can’t trust anyone, not even that friendly mailman. I’ve taken the liberty of highlighting some key dividing points. When you have finished reading, you must decide: what are you willing to sacrifice in the name of sectional pride?
Looking for a cheap place to take that cute girl or boy in your homeroom? Well, Northsiders, the Mindowaskin Gazebo is all yours. And to the South-siders, I guess the Tamaques tennis courts are pretty cool too…when there aren’t elementary school kids screaming on the playgroud.
After a long day of practice a Taylor ham, egg and cheese on an everything bagel from Bagel Chateau is the ultimate recovery food. So Southerners, indulge! But sorry Northsiders, you are limited to the bagel joint on your own side…oh wait, you don’t have one. There’s always Hershey’s! Oops…that’s on the South side, too.
Southies, it’s time for a vocabulary lesson. Here’s a new word: “Froyo.” Ever heard of it? No? Oh right, that’s because the North is home to all the frozen yogurt-centric parlors.
Are you sick and tired of scrubbing all those dirty grass stains off your uniforms, Northies? Maybe the Southies will lend an ear as you share your muddy struggles. Nah, scratch that—grass is foreign to them. Turf fields are where it’s at in the South.
The North may be considered the safer side of town due to the Westfield police station’s location. But then again, if you look at all the angry faces of the people driving out of town with yet another parking ticket to pay, you may think otherwise.
The North side is home of the public library and the Town Bookstore, endless supplies of books and knowledge. I’m not trying to hint at anything...but there are some pretty intelligent people there.
Ultimately, if there is one thing that has not torn apart the “loving” nature of Westfield, it would have to be the Subway food chain. Its presence on both sides of the train tracks gives town residents hope that someday we will unite as one.