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Breaking News Jan. 10   Details
  Escaped Convict Otis Blunt Captured in Mexico and Locked Up in Westfield January 10, 2008 - see details
Mayor Delivers 'State of Town'; Council Welcomes Frank Arena
Westfield:
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Car Strikes, Kills Area Man On North Ave.
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
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Former NJ Governors Attend FW Reorganization Meeting 
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Marks Calls for Bipartisan Approach to Selecting SP Mgr
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Mayor Mahr to Form FW Budget-Review Committee
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Resident Proposes B&B For Union Avenue Home
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Council to Vote on Ashbrook Deer-Reduction Effort
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Garwood:
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Napolitano, Sytko Take Seats On Borough Council
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Superintendent Resigns for Health Reasons
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Mountainside:
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Mayor Thanks Volunteers; Lane to be Council President
dot.jpg (865 bytes) MS Loses Surplus From 2007 Municipal Budget
Cranford:
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Cranford Focuses on Fiscal Responsibility for 2008
Area:
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Estrada to be Freeholder Chair; Van Blake Joins Bd.


LEADER OF THE (GOP) PACK...State Senator Tom Kean, Jr. of Westfield sits in his new seat as Senate Minority Leader with his family, from left to right, wife Rhonda and daughters Meredith and Elizabeth. Mr. Kean was sworn in to his new post during swearing-in ceremonies of the 213th State Legislature on Tuesday.

Editorial: Unaffiliated New Jersey Voters Continue to Be Disenfranchised...although there are 300-million people in the United States, by the time most New Jerseyans have a chance to vote for President, they will only have a choice between two candidates.

Editorial: Lame-Duck Legislature Lays Another Batch of Rotten Eggs...With the public being fed smoke and mirrors, 
double-talk and hidden details, the Governor now intends to sell the Parkway and Turnpike - calling it asset monetization.
 


ENGAGED IN A VERY PHYSICAL GAME...Blue Devil Anne Knisely takes a shot at the basket, while Lady Minuteman Quiana Porter, No. 33, leaps over Blue Devil Gab O'Leary in an attempt to block it.

Sports: Viking Matmen Burn Raiders Via Criteria 7 Decision; Lady Blue Devils Slow Down Minutemen Hoop Girls; Union Farmers Plow Over Blue Devil Hoop Boys; Cougars Win 1 Bout but Top Blue Devil Wrestlers; Raiders, Blue Devils Place In Union County Girls Relays: Photos



Gal Pals

Great Sounds: Symphony Orchestra Rings in the New Year
Big Break: 
Sergeant's Downtime in Iraq Becomes Music to Loved Ones' Ears
Popcorn: The Bucket List - Death Takes a Holiday
Take The Stage:
NJ Balletís Nutcracker - Delightful New Experience for Children


ENTERING THE POLITICAL ARENA...State Superior Court Judge Douglas Fasciale, right, swears in newly elected First Ward Councilman Frank Arena, who is joined on the dais by his wife, Lori, son, Christopher, and daughter, Carli.

Devil's Den: Next Hall of Fame Class Is Loaded With Talent

Government Reform Thought: The initiatives of incoming Freeholder Chairman Angel Estrada, announced at the Union County freeholders' January 6 reorganization meeting, lacked any fiscal proposals such as reducing the county tax levy. Fiscal responsibility needs to be front and center, not new ways to get re-elected. See Year-to-date Reform Thoughts.