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Westfield
Taste of Area Drinking Water To Be Temporarily Affected

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

SP Zoning Board OKs Fence, Garage Applications; Retains Team

Cranford
Plan Board Discusses Flood Control Funding

Region
County Freeholders Discuss Bridge Repairs and Grants
Peyton's Peek at the Week in Politics

Editorial
The Legacy of MLK; How Would He Judge the Progress We Made?
Re: Bridgegate, End The Posturing
 

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Sports

CHAMPION AT 145-LBS...Blue Devil Matt Barber, top, defeated SPF Raider Brian Lapham, 5-2, to claim the 145-lb crown at the Union County Tournament in Union on January 18. See more photos at www.goleader.com Ballyhoo Sports.

Arts and Entertainment
Popcorn: “Her” - Programmed to Entertain He, She and It
Big Event: New Jersey Workshop for the Arts to Hold Gala Celebration and Dinner
International Show: Continuo Arts Foundation to Perform at Sistine Chapel
Collection of Paintings: Les Malamut to Host Exhibit Of Abstract Works of Art
Benefit: Comedy Fundraiser Set for March 29 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Education
Conference Winners - Westfield High School Model UN Wins Top Awards

Apply Today - Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Where to Go - ‘College Tour’ Presentation Set for February 11
Routines and Rhythms - SPFHS to Host Annual ‘Day of Percussion’ on February 1
Remembering MLK - Holy Trinity Students Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Community

CELEBRATING...The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad held its Installation of Officers Dinner at Snuffy’s Panatagis Renaissance during which the squad celebrated 77 years of providing volunteer services to the community. Pictured, from left to right: Scott Grill, Dan Sullivan, captain; Michelle VanNest and Annette Burton LaBarbera.

Week in Sports Panthers Win UCT Mat Title, Cougars 2nd, WF, Bears 3rd; No. 1 Christian Brothers Tops Blue Devil Swim Boys; No. 1 Blue Devils Glide Past Mt. St. Mary Girls; The Leonzi Connection To Penn State Hiring; Cougar Cager Girls’ Defense Chills GL Highlanders; Blue Devils Pull Win Out of Fire Over GL Matmen ... Photos

Summary Of Community Posts
See all 2014-01-25 Scotch Plains-Fanwood: The Consolidation Study Commission of Scotch Plains and Fanwood will hold open public meetings at the Scotch Plains/Fanwood Board of Education Offices at Evergreen and Cedar Streets in Scotch Plains at 7 PM on the se
See all 2014-01-22 Westfield Region - Weather is sunny and cold, 8-10 inches of fluffy snow, main roads are clear, parking lots are plowed. The snow is easily brushed from cars. All in all, the region survived very well from the storm last night. 13904021
See all 2014-01-21 Trenton, NJ Governor Chris Christie today declared a State of Emergency, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and mun
See all 2014-01-21 Region - Snow storm hitting the area results in cancellation of schools and most meetings. Residents are urged to stay off the roads and drive with care. Significant accumulations of snow are expected throughout today and Wednesday morning
See all 2014-01-21 AREA - Due to snow Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Garwood, Clark, Cranford, Mountainside and Westfield will follow the early dismissal schedule. All area police departments are requesting residents remove their cars from the street to allow for pl
See all 2014-01-16 Westfield - The Garden Club of Westfield invites all those interested in gardening, participating in community projects, educational meetings, workshops and trips to gardens in the area to join us at our meetings at The Parish Community Ro
See all 2014-01-15 Region - Water Notice. Temporary Change in Treatment for Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset & Union Counties. As part its annual pipeline maintenance program, New Jersey American Water will temporarily change the water treatmen
See all 2014-01-15 Cranford - The Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield is the group to join for public service. We are committed to promoting Women and Girls Empowerment across Union County! We run many successful community programs - from our Career Clo
Please Help The College Men's Club of Westfield locate their Alumni - See the Names Here
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Speaking Out For You
It’s Too Late For Us... But You Can Still Save Yourself

2013-11-21: Only five million people have lost their health care so far because of ObamaCare. Unfortunately, our workers are included in this. This staggering number is actually very low compared to what is coming. The vast number of citizens will not be affected until next year. With political manipulation and to divide and conquer, Obama and his henchmen have postponed having it applied to corporations, unions, government, teachers, police, firefighters and others until after the national elections next year (2014).

It’s evident to those that are bilked now that ObamaCare is fraught with lies, deception and malice. Most of you don’t know how bad it is. You’ll know next year when the “bell tolls for thee.” You still have time to save yourself, though it’s too late for us.

“... Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me (Martin Niemöller, Nazi Germany).” Well, I’m speaking out for you.

You must defeat these “LIZARDS” next year in the national elections. LIZARDS (Liberal Inane Zombies and Radicalized Democrats).

Those calling for  Obama’s resignation have not thought it through. Do they want Biden to become president? What’s hungered for is the resignation of the matched set. Of course they won’t resign. Their egos can’t contemplate such an honorable deed.  Obama will be gone in 2016. Until then, you must minimize the damage.

There is no lobby to stand up for the middle-class American citizen. You must stand up for yourself starting now. I promise all the ink in my barrel and all the gigabytes in my bandwidth to fight this atrocity for you.

Yes, I’m fighting mad. It’s not about the moronic website. For those that disagree with me, don’t take it out on my employees — take it out on me. My name is Horace Corbin, Publisher.

Is Our Healthcare Plan Substandard?

We’ve been asked to explain why we lost our healthcare. The drift of things: Our employees determine the features of their health care plan knowing that the cost comes out of their end of the year profit sharing (which they work hard for and deserve). No one here is of child-bearing age, so they don’t choose to buy maternity leave or pediatric care. There are other items. Obamacare requires them to buy extra things that they don’t need or want. So our group plan is cancelled. They are left with Obama Quotes for each individual. The cost is much higher and unaffordable. It appears they will also be taxed on it if the company helps. Where is that money going? And where is that money to come from?

2013-12-03 Update

* Obama and his RADs (Radicalized Democrats) invoked the "Nuclear Option" in the Senate to stifle debate over his nominations to pack the Supreme Court by voiding the 225-year rule of operation.

* Obama went to the teleprompter for political purposes to tell the public he decided that insurers can continue to offer their existing plans for another year, which is impossible and beyond the legal authority of the President to arbitrarily change laws. Obama is counter attacking his critics and is spending more millions of taxpayer dollars to promote Obamacare.

* Obama extended the date when the big next wave of Obamacare hits the nation (for corporations) until just after elections next year.

* NJ Gov. Chris Christie says Obama should just tell the truth.

* Insurer NJ Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield says it's not their fault, to the tens of thousands of customers in the state that are having their policies cancelled on 12/31/2013.

* There is a new website just activated by the insurance industry, www.gohealth.com, that has been authorized to sell health care due to the abysmal failure of Obamacare. It provides cost and options before you need to provide your personal information and buy it. The director of the website said he would never provide his personal information on the Obamacare website. Unfortunately, it is not available in all states due to Federal Banking and Insurance Commission regulations.

* Obama says the website is working much better now. Critics say the website is insecure and wide open for hackers to collect personal data of those that apply. Insurance companies say the Obamacare website is giving them incorrect forms for applicants and policies are falling through the cracks. Commentary: "Fixing the ObamaCare website is like greasing the guillotine."

* As of 12/01/13, approximately 800,000 in New Jersey have lost their health care policies with little idea of what to do.

* Update 12/10/13: People seeking insurance on the ObamaCare exchanges are finding the plans limit access to some of the best-ranked hospitals and cancer centers in the country. Former top health care adviser for the White House reveals, that's how the program was designed. Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel claimed Obama did not mislead. Emanuel added: "If you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that."

* 12/11/2013: There are 21 ObamaCare US Senators (Dems) up for re-election in 2014 with more than half of those being vulnerable. To respond for having your health care being cancelled (or soon to be cancelled), use your voice at the ballot box and make sure they don't get reelected.

* 12/14/2013: 2013's "Lie of the Year." Obama's oft-repeated promise that people who liked their insurance could keep under ObamaCare it was a "lie." PolitiFact, a political fact-checking website deemed the claim 2013's "Lie of the Year."
What a mess. Jan 1, hundreds of thousands in NJ will not be able to have found alternate to cancelled plans; millions in the country. Obama fiddles while Rome burns.
The latest deadline delay for the Affordable Care Act could lead to even more enrollment problems and place a bigger burden on insurance companies, experts say.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday it would require insurance companies to accept premium payments for plans that start on Jan. 1 up until Dec. 31-eight days from the already once delayed date of Dec. 23.
"This will kill insurance companies," says Devon Herrick, senior analyst at the National Center for Policy Analysis, of the latest deadline extension. "I don't think insurance companies will be there on New Year's Day figuring out what they owe, who they need to bill and who has legitimate coverage. You can see what a mess this is---I can't imagine insurance companies can solve this in one day, especially when that day is a holiday."

* 12/20/2013: In the spirit of Christmas, further updates are suspended until next year. Merry Christmas.

* 01/10/2014: The Obamacare Time Bomb is in limbo at the moment as the impact of the first wave is unmeasured and confusion abounds. Many that are impacted by this first wave don't know if they have health care or not, or if their doctors will treat them should they become ill. The issues are being ignored by the federal government and the politicians have gone underground. Obamacare supporters are desperately searching for issues to distract the public. This coming November will be a tsunami as the Obamacare Law, however it happens to be decreed and interpreted, hits the major part of the nation. Employers are working hard to deal with that which is impending, unfortunately searching for means to reduce employees such as investing in automation and moving operations off shore. The U.S. Senate elections in November will determine the direction and speed of this pendulum.

* 01/09/2014 Letter to the editor - "Dark Ages With Obama, Be Brave and Fix the Outrageous Destruction"

* 01/10/2014 The Obama administration has cut ties with CGI Federal for its work as the main contractor on the Obamacare website, a source familiar with the decision told CNN.

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