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Mayor Explains Decision to Delay Upgrades to Tamaques

Residents Object to Housing Plan; Council Introduces 2018 Budget
‘Watcher’ House Subdivision Appeal Decision Pending

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
Planning Board Sends Downtown Plan to Scotch Plains Council
Mayor Smith Touts School And Gun Safety Efforts

O’Connor Wants to Disallow Vendor Political Donations
Bramnick Rallies The Reasonable

Garwood Discusses Shared Services Agreement for DPW
Garwood Looking at First Flat Mun. Tax In 17 Years

Freeholders Hire Law Firm To Sue Pharma Over Opioids
Hugin, Lance Get Line At County GOP Convention
Freeholders Begin Hearings On 2018 County Budget

All of Us Can Help to Maintain Vitality of Our Local Downtowns
Gateway Project Needs to Get Funded By Feds, NY and NJ

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WHS ALL-TIME “CHIEF THIEF”...Senior Molly Ryan, No. 22, became Westfield High School’s all-time “Chief Thief” with 324 steals. Ryan, who led the team with 359 points this season, also finished with 902 career points.

Honor Roll - Edison Intermediate School (2nd Marking Period)

Honor Roll - Roosevelt Intermediate School (2nd Marking Period)

Dollars for Students - Scholarship Found. to Hold House-to-House Canvass
High GPA - Wheaton College Tells Dean’s List
Nice Job - Julia Sikora Earns Dean's List At Loyola
Arts & Entertainment
Opening Night - Once Upon a Mattress Entertains At Scotch Plains-Fanwood High

Popcorn - Death Wish: What this World Doesn’t Need Now

In Residence - Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces 2018 Play Fest. Finalists
Accepting Submissions - Rotary Calls for College Scholarship Applications
A School for Good - Author Soman Chainani Visits Park Middle School

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAURA!!...The Fanwood Seniors Club celebrated the 103rd birthday of member Laura Testa at their regular meeting on Monday. Laura, a resident of Scotch Plains, enjoyed cake, a gift and two rounds of "Happy Birthday."

Week in Sports Raider Swim Girls Won UCT, Section Crowns, Finished 12-3; Lady Blue Devil Cagers Made UCT, Section Semi, Finish 20-8; Lady Raiders’ Turnaround Reaped 15-11 Hoops Record; Blue Devils Faced Challenges, Finished 5-17 in Boys Hoops; Raider Basketballers Solidified Under Siracusa, Finished 20-7; Cougar Cagers Gave Strong Performances, Finished 13-13; Devil's Den: It Was Just Like Winter ’72 Again

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Summary Of Community Posts Recommended Reading
See all 2018-03-16 Garwood - The Planning Board approved a Wendy's restaurant for the former Burger King located at 257 North Avenue. Construction is projected to commence this May with an August finish date, stated Wendys regional construction manager Ken S
See all 2018-03-16 Scotch Plains - will host its annual Egg Hunt at Brookside Park (1255 Hatfield Avenue) on Saturday, March 24th at 10:00 a.m. sharp. Please bring your own basket as they will not be supplied. 1521219899
See all 2018-03-15 Cranford - On Saturday, April 28 from 9:00AM-2:00PM, the Floraphile Garden Club will be hosting a garage sale fundraiser at 469 Brookside Ct. in Cranford. Come on out to find a great selection of household goods, plants, clothes, toys, boo
See all 2018-03-15 Union County NAMI/National Alliance on Mental Illness holds support meetings for caregivers of a loved one who struggles with a mental illness diagnosis. They take place on the third Tuesday of every month, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at the Firs
See all 2018-03-15 Westfield - High School senior Greta Frontero has been named 2018 New Jersey High School Journalist of the Year by the Garden State Scholastic Press Association. With this honor comes the 2018 Bernard Kilgore Memorial Scholarship, a $5,000
See all 2018-03-14 Fanwood - Forest Road Park will host Fanwoods annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24th, which begins eggs-actly at 10 AM. The rain date is March 31st same time and place. All children 10 and under are invited to meet the Easter Bunny
See all 2018-03-14 Westfield - 1000 High School students staged a walkout as part of a national program, exactly one month after the killings in Florida. They stopped lessons for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High S
See all 2018-03-14 Cranford - The Cranford Pool and Fitness Center has a new inventory of lifejackets that were purchased as a result of a generous donation from the Kenilworth VFW and also as the recipient of the AOAP life jacket grant program. Previously,
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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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