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Next week, May 11, is our annual spring edition with more than double the circulation. Because of the volume, half of the newspaper will be printed a day earlier (Tuesday night). Please submit your letters, releases and advertisements early. Call (908) 232-4407 or E-mail editor@goleader.com with questions or to make special arrangements.
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Four SPPD Officers to Receive $25,000 Each In Suit Settlement


A SEA OF COLOR...Mindowaskin Park was the scene of an explosion of color last week as local nursery schools gathered for the annual Balloon Parade hosted by the Presbyterian Nursery School. Each nursery school was represented with a different colored balloon.

Westfield:
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Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
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dot.jpg (865 bytes) State Group Lauds FW Recycling Program
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Mountainside:
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Editorials: 1967 Experiment Finds Thought-Provoking Commentary

A DECIDING FACTOR IN THE GAME…Raider Dave Belford, No. 35, is congratulated by his teammates after drilling a three-run homer in the fifth inning against the Blue Devils.
Sports: Depth Earns Blue Devils UC Tennis Title, Raider Krueger Grabs 1st Singles Crown
Baseball Raiders Slow Down Blue Devil ‘Hit’ Machine; Blue Devil Laxers Humble Pingry ‘Big Blue’ Ladies; Westfield Boy Laxers Startle Mendham Minutemen; Lady Raiders Capitalize, Tip Blue Devil Softballers:  Photos
Devil's Den: Baldwin + Byrne = Quartet Of Standout Girl Athletes


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Wish They All Could Be
California Rolls...

Dead Poets Society: Dead Poets Haunt Carriage House
Author: Monto’s Memories Appear In ‘Chicken Soup’ Book
Food: Top Three Sushi Restaurants In WF, FW
Theater: Theater Project’s 'Road' Leads To Paths of Self-Awareness
Vic's Picks: The Decemberists - 'Picaresque' 
Popcorn:
The Sentinel - Guardedly Recommended
Girl Scout Gold: Project Explores Energy Conservation
Choral Performance:
St. Paul’s Presents Spring Concert May 7

EXPLOSIVE DEMONSTRATION…A Union County police officer demonstrates the use of a robotic device used to pick up a potentially live grenade for children in the Scotch Plains D.A.R.E. program during a tour of the John H. Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains.

Just as government holds businesses to a “Truth in Advertising” standard, shouldn’t government also be held to the same standard? As example, governments persistently release statements that they are cutting their budgets. In reality, they are increasing their expenditures and taxation of the people. Union County government says that they have kept budgets to a minimum in that it has increased by only 1/3 over the last six years. In reality, the county taxes have increased by 50 percent over that period. Other agencies state that they have reduced the rate of increase – double talk? See detail and provide your thoughts.

April 27, 2006: From NJ Division of Local Government Services: Dear Mr. Corbin: This is in response to your complaint regarding the proposed establishment of an $80 million trust fund in the City of Newark for capital and neighborhood projects. As you may be aware, the Department of Community Affairs has been actively involved in this issue to determine the legality of the proposals and whether the process is within statutory parameters. Department staff met with Newark City officials and after much discussion, the City has agreed to rescind its plan and to comply with all aspects of statutory and regulatory law. Please be assured that this office will continue to monitor the financial transactions in the City of Newark through our budget review and approval process. - Sincerely, Susan Jacobucci, Director, Division of Local Government Services. See detail 


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