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Westfield Council Approves Ordinances To Allow for Affordable Housing


BOE Hears Presentation On Teacher Recruiting Practices
DWC Discusses Girls’ Night Out, Security for 5K Run
Scotch Plains/Fanwood
BOE Hears Technology Update
FW Rec. to Purchase Online Registration System
Help This Lost Dog
BOE Discusses School Performance, PTA Donations
Lance Holds Roundtable On Tourette Syndrome
Committee OKs Budget With 1.7 percent Tax Hike
Judge Rules Cranford Compliant With COAH
Borough OKs Removal of Vegetation Along Brook
Freeholders Amend Tax Levy to $317.5 Million
RVSA Works Toward Cogen Permitting, Suit Dismissal
County Considers Adding Discount Prescrip. Cards
The Dancing Cop – Good Publicity Is Hard to Come By
Media Coverage Shouldn’t Have Focused on How Bomb Was Made

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TAKING THE LEAD AND KEEPING IT IN THE DMR...Blue Devil Kevin Smith keeps the lead in the 1,600-meter leg of the Distance Medley Relay. Matt Luppino, Joe Obiajulu, Dan Luzzi and Smith won the event.

Arts & Entertainment
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Popcorn: 42 - Root, Root, Root for Humanity
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Victorian Charm: Downtown Home Featured on WSO Tour
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Watercolors: Local Artist to Participate in ‘Garden Sculpture and Antiques Fair'
dot.jpg (865 bytes) ‘Figures in Pastel’: SP-F Arts Association to Present Pastel Demonstration
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Happy 40th: Majestic Winds to Celebrate NJWA Anniversary
dot.jpg (865 bytes) In Grand Style: Plainfield Symphony to Celebrate Verdi Anniversary

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Susan Frei Nathan

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SPRING CLEANING...Dozens of volunteers pitched-in on April 20, for Fanwood’s annual Clean Community Day. Pictured, Lions Club President David Trumpp grabs a trash bag while Clean Community Commission member Bob McCarthy and Department of Public Work Director Clint Dicksen look on.

The Week In Sports: dot.jpg (865 bytes) Photos dot.jpg (865 bytes) Devil's Den: WHS Under-Represented In NJSCA Hall of Fame dot.jpg (865 bytes) Blue Devils Win 9th Straight UCT Boys Tennis Championship; Viking Boys Win Four Events At Blue Devil Classic Relays; Verona Laxers Ground SPF Lady Raiders; Highlanders’ Homer in Sixth Topples Raider Nine; North Hunterdon Nine Chills Blue Devils in 5 Innings; Cougar Baseball Nine Unload Muscle on Highlanders...more

See all 2013-04-30 Scotch Plains - Representative Rush Holt will be the guest speaker at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary on Wednesday May 1, 2013 at the Stage House Restaurant (366 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains) for the bi-annual Guest Day at 12:15 pm. R
See all 2013-04-27 SCOTCH PLAINS - Shackamaxon CC will host a PRIVATE event with fireworks tonight, 4-27, starting at sundown for 15-20 minutes. Nearby residents may hear loud noises and see bright lights. Please do not call Police HQ in response to this mes
See all 2013-04-26 Union County NJ Budget - The adopted budget for the year has been posted on the website; Under finance dept. 1366999146
See all 2013-04-26 Westfield - New Jersey Residents for Action (Against Gun Violence) will present, "An Armed America: Is This Our Future?", a discussion of gun violence in America and what we must do to mobilize the public and legislators to create a safer,
See all 2013-04-26 Summit Digital images by photographer and artist, Jody Pfeiffer of Westfield are being shown as part of In Focus Nature Translated, a photographic exhibit of works by eight members of Les Femmes Photales is currently on view at the Wisner
See all 2013-04-25 Westfield - Start off your Memorial Day weekend with a blast and help a good cause. Join together with your friends or family, and consider forming a team of 5 to 8 and participate in the 3nd Annual Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament benefitti
See all 2013-04-24 Westfield - New York Times bestselling author Kate Braestrup, will be speaking at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, 140 Mountain Avenue on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. Braetstrups memoir, chronicled in Here if You Need Me charts her j
See all 2013-04-23 Westfield - The Westfield Foundation will be holding their 38th annual meeting on Thursday, May 9 at the Westfield Memorial Library, 550 East Broad Street at 7 pm. Three new Foundation Trustees will be welcomed, Mitch Beinhaker, Karen Foun
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