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DWC OKs Grants, Discusses Girls Day, Night Out

Westfield
New Visual, Performing Arts Director Named

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
County Budget Introduced, Taxes to Climb $9.5 Million
Planning Board to Look Into Community Center
Committee Formed to Advise Council On Redevelopment
Fanwood Planning Board Approves Two Variances
Weekend Easter Egg Hunt, Training Wheel Toss on Tap

Cranford
Rubin Named Superintendent for Cranford Schools at $165,000
Cranford Township Comm. Unveils $37.9-Mil. Budget

Garwood
Garwood Residents Demand Answers to Parking Issues

Region
County Budget Introduced; Taxes to Climb $9.5 Million
Ciattarelli Given County GOP Line In Primary
Peyton's Peek at the Week in Politics

Editorial
Elected Officials Are Again This Year’s April Fools Gag
Many Thanks to Those Retiring For Serving Our Towns Well

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Sports

BLAZING SPEED...Raider senior Jake Canavan uses his blazing speed to beat out an infield single during a scrimmage game with Middletown North at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on March 25.

Education
Free Event - Academic Enrichment Resources Seminar Tonight

Excellence - Dean’s Awards Announced for Colgate University

Best Practices - Westfield Teachers Sharpen Skills at Workshops
Giving Back - Kalaigian Earns President’s Volunteer Service Award
Top Prize - Local Food Marketing Major Wins First Place in Nat. Comp.
Arts & Entertainment
Terrific - Service Astounds at Romola’s Seafood and Grille in Cranford
On View - Youth Art Month Celebrated in Westfield With Downtown Displays
Popcorn - Beauty and the Beast: The Fairy Tale as Civics Lesson
Catterwauling Around - Yale Alley Cats to Perform At Cranford High School
Making the Cut - WHS Senior Selected to All-Eastern Concert Band
Community

CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES...Construction of a new gasoline station continues at the corner of North and Hetfield Avenues in Scotch Plains. The township’s zoning board will hold a hearing on Thursday, April 6 to consider letting the owner put in a Dunkin Donuts instead of the convenience store that was originally approved last year.

Week in Sports Baseball Raiders Are Eager To Take ‘Extra Step’ Forward; Blue Devil Boys Look Strong In Throws, Distance in Track; Cougars Feel Pitching Is Key To Successful Baseball Season; Softball Blue Devils Have High Expectations; Return 9 Vets; Blue Devil Swim Boys Ended Season in ‘Bizarre’ Fashion; Softball Raiders Look to Show ‘Improvement at the Plate’; Miller’s Time Came, And He Was Ready (Devil's Den); Cougar Track Boys, Girls Have Good ‘Across the Board’ Talent; Experience, Talent Signal Big Season for Raider Lax Boys

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Summary Of Community Posts Recommended Reading
See all 2017-04-05 Summit - Announces a six-month extension of its ridesharing program for residential commuters. The program, the first of its kind in New Jersey, was implemented in October 2016 and has been successful in helping to alleviate parking conges
See all 2017-04-05 Plainfield Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, NJ will be the site of a Community Unity Rally, Voter Registration Drive & Tax March on Plainfield. The event will take place Saturday April 15th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The rally is being org
See all 2017-04-04 NEWARK NJ TRANSIT will continue to operate an adjusted schedule to and from Penn Station New York (PSNY) for Tuesday, April 4th. The reduced train service is due to track constraints at PSNY following the slow-speed derailment of a NJ TRAN
See all 2017-04-02 Roselle - The New Jersey Peoples Climate Movement rally will have speakers, artists, community organizers, environmental leaders, and social/environmental activists. The event is free and open to the public. Join us on April 29th at 10:30
See all 2017-03-31 Westfield - Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) is hosting a student leadership conference on Saturday, April 29 at Mountainside Borough Hall. Lance is inviting high school students from across the Seventh Congressional District to participa
See all 2017-03-30 Westfield - Westfield Community Concert Band - Free Public Concert. Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. St. Helens Church, 1600 Rahway Avenue, Westfield. Featuring classic and contemporary selections by American and international composers. 1
See all 2017-03-27 Cranford - The 7th annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled this year for April 1 at the on -the-river Hanson Park. The hunt was started by Cranford teens to raise money to fight Ewings Sarcoma, a childhood cancer that took the life
See all 2017-03-26 Westfield - Gretas Run is Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Roosevelt Intermediate School on 301 Clark Street in Westfield, NJ. The course is USATF certified and sanctioned. Prizes and bib/shirt pick-up details will be announced closer to race da
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