April 21, 2009: Power was out in downtown Westfield on Tuesday for about 2.5 hours, from about 9:30 am to noon, due to a transformer failure on South Avenue (near 7-11). Traffic was snarled as traffic lights were out. Police directed traffic at key intersections during the period. Business operations were interrupted. As of noon, service is now fully restored.

Correction: The names are reversed in the printed newspaper for the photos of Mr. David Finn and Mr. Richard Mattessich, candidates for Westfield BOE. We regret the error. Correction has been made on this downloaded version. Mountainside Schools Five-Year Budget History is available here.

Voters to Decide on School Budgets; WF Sees Five Cand. for Three Seats
  100 years of The Westfield Leader are now available online.

dot.jpg (865 bytes) Council Introduces $40M Budget, 5.5% Tax Hike
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Hears Curric. Update On Music, Driving
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP-F to Vote Tuesday on $71.1M School Tax
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Malool Warns of Municipal Layoffs
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Considers Emergency Parking Resolution
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Updates Public On Budget and Evacuation
dot.jpg (865 bytes) UC Begins Grading of Now-Defunct Oak Ridge
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Springfield Council Mulls Budget and Expenses
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Ten Candidates File for Seats on Freeholders

Editorial: Are Mountainside Citizensí Rights Now Passť to Unresponsive BOE?

This Week's Cartoon

TAX PROTEST...Congressman Leonard Lance, who represents the Seventh District in New Jersey, holds a tax protest rally Wednesday afternoon at the Westfield Post Office as last-minute filers mail their federal income tax forms on the April 15 deadline.

TURNING THE TIDE IN A BIG WAY...Blue Devil AJ Murray gets congratulated by coach Bob Brewster after blasting a two-run homer in the fifth inning against the Raiders. Mike Lessner also whacked a two-run homer in the inning.

Week In Sports: Blue Devils Erupt to Blank Raider Softball Girls; Blue Devilsí Homers in Fifth, Sink Raider Baseballers; Blue Devils Warm Up; Blank Irvington in 5 Innings - Photos

"Escapist Fantasy"

What do Vic's Picks and Alyssa Milano Have in Common?
Sole surviving Temptation chats with newspaper
Peppito turns trash into 'treasure'
Mside actors recount theater experience
Maros relives decade of musical series

PERMIT PARKING, PLEASE...Birchwood Terrace resident Jennifer Fazio, at podium, explains her parking concerns to the Fanwood Borough Council. Seated, from left, are: Councilman Russell Huegel, Councilwoman Katherine Mitchell and Borough Attorney Dennis Estis.

Devil's Den: Most Memorable Moment No. 1, Nov. 3, 1973


Government Reform Thought: With all local towns discussing municipal layoffs, serious discussions must begin on merging departments such as recreation, tax services and perhaps even sharing municipal clerks. And while we're at it, why don't our school systems discuss having revolving school administrators, for example, assistant principals that would be assigned multiple districts. These recommendations could save substantial money in salaries and benefits. - See Year-to-date Reform Thoughts.

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