1. Westfield veteran aiming to start junk removal business employing other veterans one step closer to opening in city

    Westfield veteran aiming to start junk removal business employing other veterans one step closer to opening in city

    Rivest told councilors J. Dog is a franchise of a national company and all owners are veterans or veteran families. Rivest, a veteran and 104th Fighter Wing mobility specialist, said he also plans to employ veterans and contribute to veteran organizations. "I've joined the Westfield and Chicopee Chambers of Commerce and will be giving back to the veteran community as much as possible," said Rivest. One of Rivest's goals is to keep as much junk out of the city's transfer station as possible. "As soon as I make a pick-up I'll look through and see ...

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    1. I've joined the Westfield and Chicopee Chambers of Commerce and will be giving back to the veteran community as much as possible.
    2. Most would be at the storage unit, but I also have someone who does refinishing in a workshop in her basement.
    3. Another avenue I'd like to go is to speak with property management at the TJ Maxx plaza to see if they'd allow me to park there.
    4. I am 100-percent for this veteran opportunity.
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