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Contact 1x21/ 2 Township Republicans Begin
Campaign for Council Seats LAUNCHING CAMPAIGN The 1998 Scotch Plains Republican ticket for the
Township Council, left to right, are: incumbent Councilman Robert E. Johnston, Paulette Coronato and James Fawcett. They were picked by the local GOP out of a field of five candidates.
Inascreeningthat tookplaceonMarch 25, the Scotch Plains Republican Committee has selected three candidates for TownshipCouncil.
Out of a field of five candidates, the Republican Party selected incumbent Robert E. Johnston and newcomers PauletteCoronato andJamesFawcettas its candidates for the Tuesday, November 3,election. TheywillfaceDemocrats Franklin P. Donatelli, Tarquin Jay Bromley and Geri Morgan Samuel. Republicans hold a 5- 0 majority on the council.
Mrs. Coronato and Mr. Fawcett are running in place of current Mayor Joan Papen and Councilwoman Irene Schmidt, both of whom are not seeking reelection.
Councilman Johnston was first appointed totheCouncilto fillavacancyin 1993. He was elected to a full four- year term in 1994 and served as Mayor in 1995.Priortohis serviceontheCouncil, Mr. Johnston was a member of the township'sPlanning Boardfornearly20 years.A33- year residentofScotchPlains, Councilman Johnston is a retired Telecommunications Manager of the Exxon Corporation.
Councilman Johnston said of his selection, "Itiscertainlyan honorformeto beselectedonceagain asacandidatefor theTownship CouncilontheRepublican ticket. I have enjoyed serving on the Council over the past five years. Under Republicanleadership, wehavehadmany accomplishments.Iwill runonourrecord ofachievement."
Mrs. Coronato has been a member of thetownship BoardofAdjustmentsince 1994andhas servedontheArchitectural Review Committee since 1995. She servedonthe PlanningBoardfrom1985 to 1990 and was a member of the Environmental Commission from 1986 to 1990.
Besides herinvolvementontownship committees,Mrs.Coronato isapastPresident ofthe UnionCountyMedicalSociety Auxiliary and a former Chairman of the New Jersey State Board of Human Services. She is also active at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church where she is a Eucharistic Minister and a former CCD teacher.
Mrs. Coronatoisa21- yearresidentof ScotchPlains.
"Iamhonoredto havebeenselectedas a candidate for the Scotch Plains Township Councilby mypeers.ScotchPlains hasauniquecharacter thatwemustwork to preserve. Bob, Jim and I will be visiting each and every household to spread our message. I look forward to meeting the residents of Scotch Plains on a oneto- onebasistodiscuss theissuesthatthis communitywillfaceas weenterthe21st Century,"saidMrs.Coronato.
Mr.Fawcett,an18- yearresidentofthe Township, is an associate of Weichert
Realtors in Westfield. Mr. Fawcett has beenamember oftheHistoricPreservation Committeesince 1993andhasserved asitsChairman since1995.Mr.Fawcett wasalsothefounder andorganizerofthe Freddie SpencerMemorialBicycleRace from 1993 to 1996.
This event serves as one of the primary fund raisers for the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad.Additionally,thecandidate served ontheDowntownDevelopment Committeein 1997andtheArchitectural Review Committeein1995and 1996.
Mr. Fawcett earned his Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Master's DegreeofBusinessAdministration in Marketing from Hofstra University onLongIsland. Healsoearneda Masterof ArchitectureDesignfromthe New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.
"Theresidents ofthiscommunityhave anexcellentqualityof life.Ifelected,we will work to maintain that quality of life whileholdingthe lineonpropertytaxes. Working with Bob and Paulette, I will work to ensure that this community will continuetobethe envyofitsneighbors," said Mr. Fawcett.
Gabe Spera, Chairman of the Scotch Plains Republican Committee, said of the candidates.
"The Republican Party has three outstanding candidates inBob,Pauletteand Jim. Each of them has a strong record of servicetothiscommunity torunon,and I amsurethatthe votersofScotchPlains will recognize that on November 3," he said.
Mr. Spera named Nancy Malool and Anthony Albanese as the Republican CampaignCo- Chairmen.
Programs for Kids Planned On Head Injury Prevention
Four head injury prevention programs, which have won awards from the National Safety Council, will be conducted for children at two area schools on Monday and Tuesday, April 27 and 28. Twenty "National Safekids, BellSport"bicyclehelmets will also be distributed.
The programs are sponsored by the WestfieldChapter oftheUnitedStates Junior ChamberofCommerce"Westfield Jaycees," in cooperation with the Safety Ambassador Corporation of the Humpty Dumpty Association.
The programs are designed to educate young children about the importance of head injury prevention, according tospokesmanDavidBuckman. EileenRooney oftheYMCAChild Care Center of Westfield is preparing her students for another visit by "Humpty P. Dumpty, Ph. D., The Safety Professor," who will provide information during an interactive lecture. The programs will be con ducted on Monday at the "Y" at 9: 15
and 10 a. m. DorothySzot, PrincipaloftheHoly Trinity InterparochialSchoolinWestfield, revealed that the Jaycees are sponsoring this type of program for her first- through eighth- grade students. Two programs will be held at the school on Tuesday at 1 and 2: 30 p. m.
For information about becoming active with the Westfield Jaycees, individuals may visit the organization's Web site at westfieldnj. com or call the Jaycees hotline at (908) 232- 5123.
For information on the Humpty DumptyAssociation,individualsmay visit the Web site at www. humptydumpty. org.
For further information about the April 27 or April 28 programs, please call Ms. Rooney at the "Y" at (908) 233- 2700, or Ms. Szot at Holy Trinity at (908) 233- 0484.
CONDUCTOR VISITS Westfield Symphony Orchestra (WSO) Music Director and Conductor David Wroe, left, gave a presentation at the Westfield Rotary Club lunch meeting on April 14. WSO Executive Director Patrick Gaines, also pictured, a member of the Westfield Rotary, arranged for Maestro Wroe to speak to the group about the art of conducting, his role with the WSO, and his international career. He also spoke about the WSO's interest in partnering with local performing arts groups.
Wardlaw- Hartridge to Open
How to Succeed in Business
GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS The Wardlaw- Hartridge School, located at 1295 Inman Avenue in Edison, will present the musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying today, tomorrow and Saturday, April 23, 24 and 25, at 8 p. m. Tickets, which are $5 for adults and $3 for students, may be purchased at the door. Rehearsing for the play, pictured left to right, are: Whitney Kent of Westfield, Director Lisa Babic of Hoboken, and Stefanie Ring of Westfield.
The Wardlaw- Hartridge School, located at 1295 Inman Avenue in Edison, will present the musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
today, tomorrow and Saturday, April 23, 24 and 25, at 8 p. m.
The show is a satire of the world of big business as seen through the eyes of J. PierrepontFinch, adisarmingyoungman looking for an easy way to get to the top. It earned composer Frank Loesser and
playwrightAbe Burrowsthe1962Pulitzer Prize for drama.
Tickets, which are $5 for adults and $3 for students, may be purchased at the door.
The Wardlaw- Hartridge School is an independent, coeducational institution which serves more than 40 communities in central New Jersey. It welcomes students of all races, religions, national origins and economic circumstances.
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