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Westfield Council Approves Salaries; OKs Demolition of Three Homes


BOE Discusses Technology, Subcontracting of Services, Aid

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
SP Council OKs $24.1 Mil. Budget, 1.26-Percent Tax Rise
FW Council Postpones 2013 Budget Approval
SPFHS Relay for Life Event Proves to be Huge Success

BOE Hears Report on Bullying

County Defends Not Going With NJ Health Benefits Plan
Roselle OKs Tax Exemption For Golf Club Redeveloper
Peyton's Peek at the Week in Politics

Proper Arrangements, America Is Proving True To Her Principles
Memorial Day Compels Us to Remember Both Fallen and Living Military Members

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RUNNING WITH THE BEST IN THE 1,600...Blue Devil Gabby Stravach, left, keeps up with the two Summit girls in the 1,600 meters at the Union County Championships.

Arts & Entertainment
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Final Bow: The Music Man Works Magic at Cranford Dramatic Club
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Popcorn: The Great Gatsby - A Bit Jazzed-Up
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Spring Concert: Choral Art Society Performs at the Presbyterian Church
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Celebration: WSO To Become ‘New Jersey Festival Orchestra’
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Juxtaposition of Color:WF Artists Win Awards at Contemporary Art Show

“Lamps to the Train,” 
by Michael McKenna

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BUG INVASION...A cicada clings to a tree in Fanwood recently as they begin to emerge from the ground after 17 years of inactivity. 

The Week In Sports: dot.jpg (865 bytes) Photos dot.jpg (865 bytes) Hilltoppers Grab UCT Crown, Get Past Blue Devil Boys; Blue Devils 2nd, Raiders 4th, At Union County Boys Track; Cougars, Raiders, Blue Devils Place 2-3-4 in UC Girls Track; Cougars Rise in Fifth, Hold Off Raider Baseballers; Blue Devils Reject Crusaders In UCT Softball Semis; SPF Raider Boys Tame Lions In Lacrosse Showdown...more

See all 2013-05-24 County - Governor Chris Christie appoints former Assistant U.S. Attorney Grace Park, Westfield resident, as acting Union County Prosecutor. She is a Westfield resident and former Assistant U.S. Attorney in Newark from 2003 to 2010, familia
See all 2013-05-24 Fanwood - SUNDAY, MAY 26th, 6:30 PM; Live Patriotic Concert On the North Avenue lawn of the historic Fanwood Train station featuring the Westfield Community Band playing patriotic music. Bring your lawn chair.; MONDAY, MAY 26TH, 9:00 AM Me
See all 2013-05-22 Garwood - Please join us at 12:00PM on May 27, 2013 to remember those military members that gave their life in service to our country. The ceremony will take place at the Knights of Columbus, 37 South Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027. The guest spea
See all 2013-05-18 Cranford - Memorial Day Parade May 27, 2013; Hi, I'm looking for cars to be in the parade. All years, makes, models to ride the parade. The parade is about 1 hr. long. We'll meet in Cranford at 8:30 am. We'll meet on 50 Grove St. Cranford
See all 2013-05-17 Rahway- Arts Guild NJ is holding a Fundraiser Buffet on June 23, 4- 8pm at Rahway Kinghts of Columbus, 80 West Inman Ave. $45 per person. For more information, e-mail: - call: 732-381-7511 - visit: 1368807389
See all 2013-05-17 Mountainside - School District PTA Slate of Officers Votes Needed The Slate of Officers Vote/General Membership meeting will be held on Monday, May 20th at 2:30 pm in the DF cafe. Next year's Slate of Officers needs to be approved and be v
See all 2013-05-16 Summit - SAGE Eldercare will celebrate 59 years of serving the community at its annual meeting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 18 at SAGE, 290 Broad Street in Summit. The evening will include a presentation of awards to volunteers and staff wh
See all 2013-05-16 Scotch Plains - United Way is hosting a Gala on June 13, 2013 at the Shackamaxon Country Club located in Scotch Plains to honor leadership. The event will bring together a diverse group. The 2013 Honorees include; Governor Tom Kean, an
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