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Westfield Planning Board Denies ‘Watcher House’ Subdivision

WF Being Sued in Connection With Addams Tavern Building
Ohlig And Oster Continue In BOE Leadership Posts

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
Planning Bd. Elects Officers, Welcomes New Members
Zoning Board Okays Cell Tower Antenna Application
Newly Elected School Board Members Sworn In
Council Eyes Recommendations On Parking Study Favorably

Council Considers Pool Fee, Health Services Hikes

Cooper Resigns From BOE, Replaced by Petschow
CF Considers Recycle Schedule Change
Goal to Begin River Flood Mitigation Work This Year

GW Council Discusses Police Chief Hiring Process

Bergen Takes Helm Again As Freeholder Chairman

BOEs Should Be Represented on Planning Boards in New Jersey
MLK Day Offers Opportunities To Make Progress For Everyone

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THE MAKING OF A MERKEL...Cougar Anthony Capece, top, sets up a Merkel pinning combination on P-burg’s Travis Jones in the decisive final bout at 113-lbs. Capece earned an 11-5 decision to give the No. 16 Cougars a 36-32 win over the No. 6-ranked Phillipsburg Stateliners witnessed in the presence a packed house at Cranford High School on January 7.

Students & Parents - St. Michael’s School to Hold Series of Open House Events

Notable Contributors - Westfield Teachers Awarded Global Understanding Grant

Great Job - Local Students Named to Area School Dean's Lists
Arts & Entertainment
Popcorn - Fences: Scales the Dramatic Heights
A Kid Like Jake - Is It Wrong for a Boy to Want to be a Princess?
Classic Comedy - CDC Presents Blithe Spirit
Original Production - Washington School Parents Present #Hack to the Future

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT...On November 17, Scotch Plains-Fanwood teachers and administrators unveiled their opening art exhibit of watercolor paintings showcasing their work and highlighting a new dimension of district Professional Development entitled “Finding The Artist Within, The Student Within.” 

Week in Sports Cougars Crush Wall, Rahway, Topple P-burg Matmen, 36-32; UC Vikings Squeak 60-57 OT Win Over Blue Devil Cagers; UCT Wrestling Tourney This Saturday at Union (Devil's Den); Blue Devil Matmen Roll Past Elizabeth Minutemen, 55-21

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See all 2017-01-18 Cranford - New Jersey Blood Services is hosting an Emergency Shortage Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 31st between 2:30pm-8:30pm at Orange Avenue School, 901 Orange Ave. in Cranford. To make an appointment, please visit http://tinyurl.com/
See all 2017-01-17 Rahway - Lifeguards are needed at the Ulrich pool in Rahway River Park. Lifeguards are needed at the Ulrich pool for the summer from mid-June through Labor Day. Current lifeguard certification required and weekends are mandatory. Good star
See all 2017-01-15 Cranford - United Methodist Church will host a Souper-Bowl and Chili Festival on Saturday, February 4, 2017, 11am 3 pm. Twelve fabulous homemade soups and chilis will be available for take-out ready the day before Super Bowl 51. Order earl
See all 2017-01-13 Westfield - per NJ.com, A woman was taken into custody following a three-hour standoff in which she threatened to shoot a police officer while barricaded in a bedroom of her home, authorities said. The incident began when police got a call
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
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