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2007 Part 2: Workers CO Poisoning, Voters Decide, Berry Entertains

ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC(FEST) (September 20)...Chuck Berry displays his time-tested moves during his performance at Nomahegan Park in Cranford in mid-September. LOOKING BACK OVER TIME (November 29)…Sharing many great football memories on Thanksgiving Day are, left to right, former Raider football player Andrew Pavoni (Class of 2002), Scotch Plains Police Chief Brian Mahoney, retired detective Carl Sicola, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School head football coach Len Zanowicz (1968) and SPFHS Athletic Director Robert Harmer. RESCUE EFFORT (July 19)…A Channel 2 news helicopter circles above while Union County HazMat workers prepare to enter HomeCare America on South Avenue in Westfield. Three contractors were overcome by carbon monoxide on July 11, while using a gasoline-driven power washer to remove mold in the basement of the building.

Westfield:
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Year in Review: Workers Face CO Poisoning
Town Reorg. Meeting set Tuesday, Jan 8 at 7 pm.
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
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Year in Review: TDR Postponed 
Garwood:
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Year in Review: Lombardo Loses Re-election Bid
Borough Reorg. Meeting set Sunday, Jan 6 at 3 pm.
Mountainside:
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Year in Review: Biunno charged with robbing church.
Area:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Year in Review: RVSA Approves $26M Budget
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County Reorg. Meeting Set Sunday, Jan 6 at 1 pm.


GATOR-AID (August 23)…An estimated three-to-five foot juvenile alligator emerges from Gregory’s Pond in Westfield. Bill Jordan, a resident of Mountainside and a realtor at Taylor and Love, received this picture from a neighbor and submitted it to The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times. LATER, GATOR (August 30)…The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife on August 25 caught the two-and-a-half foot alligator living in Gregory’s Pond. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has custody of the animal and will look to find a home for it out of state.

Editorial: Residents Should Take the Money Out of Municipal Politics and Vote...Citizens in Cranford and Union Township are seeking to obtain the same freedoms that citizens enjoy in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Garwood, Summit and Mountainside - that of being able to elect their mayor...


MAKING A STATEMENT…Raider Lordly Okarter, established a strong presence against the Summit Hilltoppers. Okarter frayed the net with four points, had two assists and made five rebounds.

Sports: SPF Raider Hoop Boys Level Summit Hilltoppers, Lady Blue Devils Hold Back Jaguar Cagers’ Effort, Devil Barnes Gets Second At Panther Mat Tourney, Blue Devil Boys Rally in OT, Set Back Tiger Cagers: Photos



Peter Williams, Dondi

A&E Year in Review: Part 3 of 3 Sept to Dec
'Madrigal Singers':
Joy
CDC Theatre: Oklahoma

JUST DUCKY...Chef Wes Sawi of Caf Monet prepares pâté de foies de canard, a duck feast at Les Marmitons’ cooking in late November.


SCORING DONATIONS (October 25)…Westfield neighbors gather to box up soccer equipment to donate to a community in Zambia, Africa. The efforts of local residents – including Billy Sickles and his family, Rebecca Sarkos and her family and the Westfield Soccer Association – inspired donations of hundreds of soccer cleats, shirts, shorts and balls. The Regenstreich family – whose son, Andrew, is in Africa working at a refugee camp – started the drive after Andrew sent a letter requesting some equipment.

Devil's Den: If Bob Is the King, Erin Is the Queen

Government Reform Thought: Politicians and government must promote the act of voting and citizens' participation, otherwise the system could spiral to invalidation. - See Year-to-date Reform Thoughts.