Westfield, NJ Newspaper...... Thursday, December 24, 1997
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1997 IN REVIEW (click hyperlinks below for detail)

Inaugural Issue of The Leader on the Internet (12/31/96)
"Our Dreams are Yours"

http://www.goleader.com/97stories/96dec31westfieldleader.htm

Thank you for visiting our debut on the Internet. Over the next few weeks, we’ve limited our goals to daily postings of local news and stories on this site. Bigger things are in the works. However, we’re still unpacking boxes, reading manuals, configuring and connecting wires; enmeshed in the learning curve..............  

NEW MAYOR URGES BIPARTIANSHIP RELATIONSHIP WITH REPUBLICAN MAJORITY
http://www.goleader.com/97stories/97jan01inauguration.htm

Mayor Jardim Takes Oath as Westfield's First Democratic Mayor In Eight Decades; Mr. Goldman and Mr. Walsh Join Town Council.

A standing room only crowd of over 300 helped Westfield usher in a new era New Year's Day when Thomas C. Jardim took the oath to become Westfield's first Democratic mayor in 85 years........................

Westfield Town Council Deadlock
http://www.goleader.com/97stories/97jan07towncouncilwf.htm

Council Republicans Seek Further Input on Mayoral Appointments

There is definitely a change in the makeup of the Westfield Town Council. Many appointments by Mayor Thomas C. Jardim, including both employee and various board and commissions, were postponed until this Monday after the Democrats failed to convince the Republican majority on the governing body to favor the recommendations. Frustration was shown on the faces of the Mayor and council members during Tuesday's meeting......................

Freeholder Linda Stender Chairman's Message
http://www.goleader.com/97stories/97jan05stender.htm

Union County Board of Freeholder's Reorganization Meeting January 5, 1997

................In a world that increasingly demands each of us to deal with complexity and ambiguity, 1997 will be a year of challenges and hard work. My vision for the coming year is based on the expectation that as a board we will work together to provide Union County with the strong leadership necessary to meet the needs of today while building...............

The Excellent Diner
http://www.goleader.com/97stories/97jan15contest.htm

The Excellent Diner, formerly of Westfield and pictured above now in Germany, ..............The Westfield Leader wishes to send a subscription to the Excellent Diner in exchange for their local paper being sent to the Cafe Java . This is the basis for the Contest.............................

Westfield Judge: Marion S. Mogielnicki Takes Oath as Town Judge
http://www.goleader.com/97stories/97jan23judge.htm

Marion S. Mogielnicki, a 13-year resident of Westfield and life-time resident of Union County, was recently appointed to a three-year term as Westfield Municipal Judge. She was sworn in by Union County Superior Court Judge....................

In Spite of Public Opposition, Developer Acquires Open-Ended Extension for Purchasing Rialto Theatre from United Artists
http://www.goleader.com/97stories/97jan25rialto.htm

Developer Herman "Hy" Carlinsky, the President of Armstrong Management Corporation in Long Island, was granted another extension last week on his deadline to purchase the Rialto Theatre from United Artists, while supporters of the theater continued to investigate prospects for preserving the 75-year old East Broad Street landmark..............................

Dr. Foley, Superintendent of the Westfield Public Schools Address Feb. 5, 1997 on: "The Role of Technology in Public Education Today"
http://www.goleader.com/97stories/97jan30foley.htm

Dr. William Foley, Superintendent of the Westfield Public Schools, will be the guest speaker at The First Wednesday Luncheon of the Westfield Historical Society at noon on February 5,...........................

Freeholders Demand Explanation On Whether New Air Routes Are Being Followed By Jetliners
http://www.goleader.com/97stories/97feb02freeholder.htm

Union County Freeholder Chairwoman Linda Stender last week instructed county officials to set up a meeting with representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in order to investigate recent allegations that air traffic routes under the Solberg Mitigation Plan are not being followed..............................

Congressman Bob Franks
Budget Amendment Will Aid Families
http://www.goleader.com/97stories/97feb10franks.htm

Congressman Robert D. Franks, the only New Jersey member of the House Budget Committee, said that a Balanced Budget Amendment will "enable the families of Central New Jersey to enjoy a higher standard of living."..................................

Westfield Hockey
http://www.goleader.com/97home/1997feb17edition.html

Senior forward Wayne Pai faces off against a Cranford Cougar on February 5 at Warinanco Rink in Roselle. Junior Eric Kolb is poised to join fray. The Blue Devils edged out Cranford High School, 7-6..................................

Rialto Gains New Life!
http://www.goleader.com/97home/1997feb21edition.html

Theater Operator Reveals Purchase Pact Feb. 20, 1997. Will Landmark Will Remain Local Cinema?..................................

SID Board Approves 1997 Budget of $226,000; Chamber of Commerce Objects; Forbes Newspapers, Inc., Westfield Record Owner, to sell entire chain to North Jersey Newspapers, Inc.
http://www.goleader.com/97home/1997mar01edition.html

Teachers, Taxes, and Technology!
Westfield School Board: Introduces $50.5 Million Budget for 1997-1998
http://www.goleader.com/97home/1997mar04edition.html

Westfield Councilman James Hely Resigns,
Highly Regarded Veteran Public Servant
http://www.goleader.com/97home/1997mar10edition.html

The Future in Question for the Westfield Main Street
http://www.goleader.com/97home/1997mar17edition.html

Donnell Carr Is Top Choice For Council Seat
http://www.goleader.com/97home/1997mar20edition.html

Home Burglaries Reported, Extensive police surveillance
http://www.goleader.com/97home/1997mar31edition.html

Scotch Plains Police Nab Burglaries Suspect
http://www.goleader.com/97home/1997apr07edition.html

Leader Hosts Atlanta Symphony
Westfield Publisher Helps Sister in Peachtree City
http://www.goleader.com/97home/1997apr12edition.html

Westfield GOP looks to Youth, Democrats Go Outside Party
Scotch Plains Council Primary Features Uncontested Candidates

http://www.goleader.com/97home/1997apr23edition.html

Photos of Mindowaskin; Westfield Council Reviewing Liquor Laws
http://www.goleader.com/97home/1997apr28edition.html

Mike Ferrante's "Touring America by Harley"
http://www.goleader.com/97home/1997may04edition.html

Mrs. New Jersey, Christy Tighe
http://www.goleader.com/97home/97may18edition.html

Change to Town’s Liquor Law is Withdrawn by Democrats; Update on St. Pauli Girl Baby Abandoned; House Burglar Nabbed as Cranford Man Charged with 27 Westfield Burglaries http://www.goleader.com/97home/97may21edition.html

Westfield Mayor Removes Councilwoman Vernick As Committee Chairwoman; Blue Devils Take County Baseball Crown http://www.goleader.com/97home/97jun02edition.html

Westfield School District Map of Changes for 1997
http://www.goleader.com/97home/97june19edition.html

Hello from Mars; Westfield Fire Chief Walter Ridge Retires After 38 Years
http://www.goleader.com/97home/97jul09edition.html

Barbara Riepe 40th Year With Scotch Plains; Arts Festival for Echo Lake Park
http://www.goleader.com/97home/97jul21edition.html

UNION COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS CRUISE; Summer Sports in Full Swing
http://www.goleader.com/97home/97aug06edition.html

Resident Complains About Tice Place Developer, Westfield Officials Vow Vigiliance; Scotch Plains Library Gets Unexpected Visitor
http://www.goleader.com/97home/97aug16edition.html

Tiger at SP Zoo; Back To School Preparations
http://www.goleader.com/97home/97aug28edition.html

100 Years of WHS Football; Westfield Town Council Unveils
Property Maintenance Code
http://www.goleader.com/97sep04/1997sep04homepage.html

Ms. Mogielnicki Resigns as Judge;Governor Whitman Joins 40,000 People Downtown Westfield FestiFall
http://www.goleader.com/97sep25/1997sep25frontpage.htm

Property Taxes "Trick or Treat"
http://www.goleader.com/97oct16/1997oct16Frontpage.html

Special Edition - The Area Prepares To Vote!
http://www.goleader.com/election97/

Election 97 Results
http://www.goleader.com/results97/

Republicans Sweep Democrats in Westfield to Increase Majority to 6-3
http://www.goleader.com/97nov06/

Westfield Chamber of Commerce Names New Executive Director
http://www.goleader.com/97nov13/

UCUA Moving Ahead With 25 Year Trash Incinerator Lease Deal; Creates Controversy and Costs for Municipalities
http://www.goleader.com/97nov20/

Commuters Seek Improvements From NJ Transit; Direct Service To Manhattan Seen As Goal
http://www.goleader.com/97nov27/

 

Council Unviels Shade Tree Code; Passes Exterior Maintence Code; Derails Westfield Avenue Subdivision
http://www.goleader.com/97dec04/

Conrail Reviews Train Whistle Facts; Mayor Puts Forth Appointee for Judge But GOP Not Buying
http://www.goleader.com/97dec11/

Residents Rip Housing Plan For Myrtle Ave.
http://www.goleader.com/97dec18/

"First Night" Program Offers Encore Performances From '97, New Acts; Town Council Acknowledges Efforts Of Councilmen Norman Greco and Donnell Carr; Milestones, Transitions and Achievements Make for Eventful '97 in Fanwood Borough
http://www.goleader.com/97dec25/

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR 1998

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