October 23, 2008
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NJ 7th Congressional District: Sen. Leonard Lance, Councilman Michael Hsing, Asw. Linda Stender 
Union County Freeholders: GOP, DEM 
Scotch Plains Mayor and Council: GOP, DEM 
Fanwood Council: DEM, GOP - Garwood Council: GOP, DEM 
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Westfield:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Talks About Alternative Revenue Sources
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Foerst Votes Against Leaf Prog.
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Planning Board Approves Two Cases
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOA Discusses Historic Nature of Home
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Officers Earn Promotions
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Animal Control Pact to Be Renewed in SP for '09
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Democrats To Boycott Candidates' Forum
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Gives Update on Violence, Vandalism
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Hears Enrollment Figures, Tests Results
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Glover, Mullen Speak of Need to 'Turn the Page'
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Programs Now Aired on Channel 24
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Woman Backs Troops With More Than Words
Cranford:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) County Candidates Debate Spending Programs
dot.jpg (865 bytes) CNBC’s Cramer Visits UCC, Discusses Economy
Garwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Linken, Petruzzelli Discuss Challenges
dot.jpg (865 bytes) School Test Scores Revealed
Area:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) RVSA Discloses Another Testing Backfire at Plant
 

TOUCH AND EXPLORE...The Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield held its annual Touch Truck fundraiser October 19 at the South Avenue train station parking lot. More than 60 vehicles were available for children to climb on and explore as was food, crafts, face painting and bouncies. 
 


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Editorial: How Fair Is This, 'Joe the Plumber'?...There are several casualties of the recent financial debacle. One that we’ve heard recently from many residents regards savings for college tuitions. The story goes like this: "My wife and I have played by all the rules over the last several years. We sacrificed, worked hard, done without and saved for our children’s college education. The collapse of the financial market leaves us unable to pay for the college tuition next year when our child graduates from high school. Along with this, we won’t qualify for substantial aid. How fair is this?"
 

GETTING THE FIRST OF TWO FUMBLES...Blue Devil inside linebacker T.J. Mruz dives on a loose ball to smother the first of two East Side fumbles. He also added a five-yard sack, a pair of throws for losses and several tackles.
 

Week In Sports: McManus' Goal Lifts Devils Over Raider Soccer Boys; Blue Devils Wake Up; Stomp Red Raider Footballers; Soccer Lady Blue Devils Battle Raiders to Overtime Tie; Raider Footballers Pummel Kardinal Gridmen; Blue Devils Outdo Cranford, SPF for UCT Gymnastic Title; BrH2O Tops Westfield For Sectional Tennis Crown - Photos
 



"Simpsons" Director to Speak with Leader/Times Next Week

WHO'S SORRY NOW:
Connie Francis is happy to be back home (Exclusive)
IN THE NICK OF TIME:
Snapshots elicit joy, sadness at UCC exhibit
MONSTER MASH:
Westfield Symphony to present Frankenstein
COMING TO TOWN:
Urinetown provides much-needed comic relief at CDC
A GREAT 'CONVENIENCY':
Work and passion meet the water for NJ's Olsen
POPCORN:
City of Ember - Not quite the living end (2 popcorns)
 

CERT-ainly...Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, approaching podium, honors uniformed members of Fanwood’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for recently completing their training in first aid, fire safety, search and rescue and other skills. “It really takes a strong commitment,” the mayor said. “There really is no greater treasure than the men and women who step up and give back to the community.” Mayor Mahr said CERT volunteers serve as “an additional resource to our trained personnel” during a crisis or emergency situation.

Devil's Den: 'Put Some Clothes On, Clap, clap, clap-clap-clap'
 

Government Reform Thought: Union County voters should be given the opportunity next year to decide, through referendum, whether they want to continue to elect their freeholders at-large or switch to districts similar to a city ward system. The current Democratic majority does not want to change while the Republicans want to change. Let's let the people decide.  - See Year-to-date Reform Thoughts.
 

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