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This week's edition is February 2, 2017
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Task Force Continues Work Of Looking at Future of Downtown

Westfield
Board Agrees to New Hearing for Application

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
BOE OKs Bid to Spend $7.6 Million On Capital Projects for Schools
Juckes Selected as Chair To Fanwood Planning Board

Cranford
Planning Board Reorganizes; New Attorney Named

Garwood
Planning Board Approves McDonald’s Renovation

Region
Freeholders Okay Agreement For Rail Trail In Summit
Peyton's Peek at the Week in Politics

Editorial
Ground Hog Day Scandals, ChuckGate, Punxsutawney Prattle
Court Ruling on Affordable Housing Is Mess for Towns

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Sports

A MATCH-UP OF SUPER STARS...Raider junior Sam Wustefeld, back, tries to control Cougar Vince Concina in the 182-lb bout. Wustefeld won by 6-0 decision over Concina (ranked top-8 at 170-lbs) who jumped to 182-lbs to get a good bout.

Education
Accepting Applications - SP-F District Preschool Registration Begins Feb. 15

Tech Challenge - Public Invited to Robotics Teams Competition

Wide Ranging Debates - WHS Earns Outstanding Delegation Award at Model UN
Great Job - Local Students Named to Regional Dean's Lists
Honored - GW’s Lincoln School Named Top Collector
Arts & Entertainment
Techno Trebles - Washington School Players Rock in 70th Annual Show
Popcorn - The Founder: The Original Hamburglar
People's Choice - NJFO Nominated for 2017 Jersey Arts Award
Tryouts - CDC Announces Youth Registrations and Auditions
On Display - Center for Contemporary Art Holds Exhibition
Community

APPROVED...Brian Markham, property owner of 96 South Avenue, was approved, 8-to-1, by the Fanwood Planning Board last week for a use variance for a two-family home. The home had previously been modified to a two-family, but is not currently allowable in the zone.

Week in Sports Cougars Win Final 5 Bouts, Defeat Raider Matmen, 37-24; No. 1 Blue Devils Swim Past Bergen Catholic Boys, 107-63; Blue Devils’ Thievery Thwarts Lady Cougars in Hoops, 52-27; Long-Distance Call From Matt LaCorte (Devil's Den); Raiders Rebound From Loss, Chill Westfield Cagers, 56-47; Ro. Park Panthers Outpace WF Blue Devil Matmen, 35-28; Blue Devil Swim Girls Sunk By Top Ranked IHA, 117-53

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Summary Of Community Posts Recommended Reading
See all 2017-02-08 Garwood - With the upcoming snow storm please make arrangements to have vehicles off roadways once snowfall reaches 3 inches or more. No parking will be enforced on all borough streets for snow removal. 1486586312
See all 2017-02-08 Mountainside - A state of emergency is hereby declared to exist within the municipal limits of the borough whenever there shall be a snowfall of three inches or more; and such emergency shall be presumed to continue for a period of 24 hour
See all 2017-02-01 DC - U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance: "Neil Gorsuch is a thoughtful and qualified choice to replace the great Justice Antonin Scalia. Judge Gorsuch is mainstream conservative who I am confident will be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the Nation's
See all 2017-01-31 Trenton - Sen. Tom Kean (Westfield) praised Senator Allen in response to todays announcement by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) that she will not seek re-election to the New Jersey Senate. 1485891279
See all 2017-01-30 Linden - New Jersey Blood Services is hosting an Emergency Shortage Blood Drive on Monday, February 6th between 12:30pm - 6:30pm at the Linden Public Library at 31 East Henry Street, Linden. To make an appointment, please call 1-800-933-25
See all 2017-01-27 Union County - The Countys Workforce Innovation Business Center is recruiting qualified Union County residents to fill 500 full-time positions for employment at Blue Apron in Linden. register online at www.ucnj.org/job-event to secure a sp
See all 2017-01-26 Westfield - A writer says, I went to Vine on North Avenue to pick up some groceries Wednesday evening. On the other side of the street were perhaps thirty demonstrator's with signs about Obama Care. Since over half of the "insurance" cente
See all 2017-01-26 Topic - Can we define Affordable Housing? Sale Price per unit or at what rent? Taxes? Who pays for it? What about School Costs? Property Taxes? Is this a developers windfall? Is NJ Supreme Court now the Legislative body? Do we need the NJ
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