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2017 Year In Review - January to May

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
DJ Salvante Begins Tenure As Recreation Director
Boris Saluted At Last Meeting on Council
Mayor Expects Affordable Housing Settlement Soon


Kalnins Says Good-Bye; Stiansen Promoted to Sgt.


Board Gets Presentation On 298-Unit Building


Courthouse Jury Room Getting $360,000 Upgrade


I Tried to be Careful, Mr. Jones; Thank You Santa for Understanding
Bah, Humbug! Ebenezer Scrooge; It's Not the Ghosts of Christmas
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas

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DRIVING DOWN COURT...Blue Devil senior co-captain Molly Ryan, No. 22, drives down court in the showdown game against the Roselle Catholic Lady Lions in Westfield on December 16. The Lions surged in the second half to win, 44-38.

Honor Roll - Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (1st Marking Period)

Getting Wordy - Rotary Club Distributes Dictionaries to Kids

Announcement - Westfield Tells Kindergarten, First Grade Registration
Important Issue - Wardlaw Students Attend Hunger Summit
Apply Now - SPF Scholarship Foundation Application Available
Arts & Entertainment
Remembering Pat DiNizio - My Rock-and-Roll Neighbor
Glory Days  - Marching Band, Color Guard Spur Trip Down Memory Lane

Musical Celebration - NJFO New Year’s Eve to Feature Broadway Soloists

Clay Play - Deerfield Art Program Receives Pottery Wheel

Community Invited - Stand Up Against Hate Comedy Event Planned

REASON FOR THE SEASON...The Knights of Columbus, led by Tom Madaras, set up the crèche in front of the Westfield Train Station the morning of December 8. Once the setup was completed, the crèche was blessed by the Reverend Anthony Randazzo, pastor of the Holy Trinity parish in Westfield.

Week in Sports Union County Wrestling Supremacy Up for Grabs; Cougars Return Experience, Conditioning in Girls Hoops; Lions’ 2nd-Half Surge Downs Lady Blue Devil Cagers; Picaro Named Coach Of Watchung Softball (Devil's Den); Westfield Found Its Identity, Became ‘Total Football Team’

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Summary Of Community Posts Recommended Reading
See all 2017-12-27 Westfield - The Westfield Area AARP chapter 4137 will hold their first meeting of 2018 on Monday, January 8 at 1:00 PM. Our new meeting place will be at Nazareth Hall which is located in the parking lot behind the Immaculate Heart of Mary
See all 2017-12-27 Summit - On Thursday, January 4 at 7:30PM in City Hall Common Council Chamber, the City of Summit Common Council will hold its annual reorganization meeting. Mayor Nora Radest will provide her State of the City address, newly elected Commo
See all 2017-12-24 Nation - nj.com; The new law specifically bars taking deductions for income taxes paid ahead of time, but it is silent on prepaid local property taxes. http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/12/should_all_towns_allow_residents_to_prepay_
See all 2017-12-23 Scotch Plains - Youth Chess Club Schedules January Meetings at the Scotch Plains Public Library On Wednesday, January 3, Wednesday, January 17, and Wednesday, January 31, Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders ages 7-16 are invited to parti
See all 2017-12-22 COUNTY -- The annual Union County reorganization meeting will be held Sunday, January 7, at noon in Assignment Judge Karen M. Cassidys Courtroom, 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth. Reelected Freeholders Chris Hudak and Angel Estrada will be sworn
See all 2017-12-22 GARWOOD -- The annual re-organization meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood will be held on Tuesday, January 2, at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of the municipal building, 403 South Avenue. Councilwoman Sara Todisco w
See all 2017-12-22 MOUNTAINSIDE -- The borough council will hold its annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, January 2 at 7 p.m. in Borough Hall at 1385 Route 22. Mayor Paul Mirabelli will give his annual address and council members Keith Turner and Deanna
See all 2017-12-22 SCOTCH PLAINS -- The township committee will hold its reorganization meeting on Tuesday, January 2 at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 430 Park Avenue. Mayor Al Smith will give the annual mayor's address to the town and township officials
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The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
PO Box 250, 251 North Ave. West, Westfield, NJ 07091
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