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Mayor: Westfield Can Emerge ‘Stronger Than Ever’ In 2017

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
Mayor Smith Pledges to Work For All Residents, Sets Agenda
Mayor Mahr Sees 2017 As A Bright Year for FW

CF Reorg. Meeting Highlights Appointments
CF ‘Deal’ to Buy Birchwood Property OK’d

GW Council Welcomes New Members; Names Todisco President
GW Casale Financial Plan Worksheet

Peyton's Peek at the Week in Politics
Lawmakers Reject Christie Newspaper Revenge Bill

Many Opportunities Can Be Found to Beat Winter ‘Blahs’
New Year Brings Change In Leadership, Appointed Officials
Commentary: BOE & Town Attorney

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CONTROLLING WITH HOOKS...Summit Hilltopper Phil Angelo, right, controls Raider Jack Cannon by using his hands to hook his leg and shoulder in the 138-lb bout. Angelo won a 6-2 decision in a quad match at Scotch Plains on December 30.

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

Public Invited - Special Ed. Community Offers Guest Speakers

Arts & Entertainment
Popcorn - Why Him?: Why Waste Your Money?
New Comedy - WCP to Present The Musical of Musicals - the Musical!
On the Town - New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s NYE Tradition Continues
Tryouts - CAU Players Announce Aladdin Jr. Auditions
DesArad Exhibit - Madrigal Singers to Hold Holiday Concert

A NEW TERM...Fanwood Councilman Tom Kranz is sworn in by Mayor Colleen Mahr as his wife, Marianne, holds the Holy Bible during the borough council’s reorganization meeting Monday afternoon at Borough Hall.

Week in Sports Raiders Win Holmdel Tourney, Top Summit Wrestlers, 48-28; Miller Grabs 1st, Hoerle 2nd At Roselle Park Mat Tourney; Mt. Olive Slips Past Cougars In Boys Hoops Tourney, 50-47; Seventy-Five Years Ago, ‘Plainfield’ Was a Power (Devil's Den); Raiders Blow Out JP Stevens, Win Holiday B’ball Tourney; Raiders Rout South Plainfield In Boys Hoops Tourney, 60-46

Summary Of Community Posts Recommended Reading
See all 2017-01-11 Westfield - on the January 4th BOE meeting: Following Private Session, the Board unanimously voted to accept the immediate transfer of Peter Renwick from the High School to the district position of Director of Special Projects, reporting d
See all 2017-01-09 Cranford - Board of Education will hold Special Meetings on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 and Wednesday, January 18, 2017 beginning at 5:45 P.M. in the Board Room at Lincoln School, 132 Thomas Street, Cranford, New Jersey The purpose of these
See all 2017-01-08 Union County - Re Snow and roads (~2 inches); saw lots of cars parked on the street. Couldn't tell if anyone was ticketed. And just between us, looks like they plowed late at night after the roads were packed down. So back roads are not go
See all 2017-01-05 Westfield - NJ.com, Watcher' house demolition rejected, infamous home called 'magnificent'. A plan to demolish the stigmatized and infamous "Watcher" house that was targeted by a mysterious stalker was soundly defeated by township official
See all 2017-01-05 Fanwood-Scotch Plains - Rotary Club will be holding its Annual Wine Tasting on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Giovannas Restaurant in Plainfield, NJ. The cost is $85 per person paid in advance or $95 at the door. The wine tasting event wil
See all 2017-01-04 Westfield - Asm. Jon Bramnick says he is not running for N.J. Governor. Bramnick, a Westfield resident, said he's waiting to see how the GOP field shakes out before endorsing a candidate. 1483544957
See all 2017-01-03 Kenilworth - The Union County St. Patricks Day Parade Committee will host its annual Celebrity Bartenders fundraiser on Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kenilworth Veterans Center located at 33 South 21st Street, Keni
See all 2017-01-02 Westfield - The Holy Trinity Senior Social Club will meet on Monday, Janurary 9, 2017 in the Parish Center @ 1:30, in the afternoon. Please join us, bring a friend or family member. Refreshments will be served. 1483356797
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