Westfield, NJ Regional Newspaper...... Thursday, December 31, 1998
Top News Stories of Second Half 1998
Westfield: Mayor’s Reelection, School Bond Passage
Scotch Plains: Future of Zoo Property, Democrats Win
Mountainside: Fraud Case, Hiring of Administrator

  • Westfield:
    Burgdorff ERA, Rorden Realty Merge
    Gail Vernick Thanked for Her Efforts by Council, Former Mayor, Ex-Councilman at Last Meeting

  • Scotch Plains/Fanwood
    Three-Year Contract With Teachers’ Union Approved; Township Council Members Are Saluted As They Leave Office
    Labor Day Storm, Democrats’ Council Victory, Bank Heist Among Fanwood Top Events in ’98


ROUGH GOING LOOKING BACK ... A utilities truck drives through flooding on North Avenue near the Scotch Plains border following the Labor Day storm. Nearly half the town was impacted by either a loss of electricity or downed trees and limbs from the thunderstorm which produced two tornadoes in the area.


TEAM EFFORT… Students from the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools in Scotch Plains construct a gazebo on the corner of the Village Green as part of their construction technology curriculum. The Victorian-style landmark was dedicated by Mayor Joan Papen on October 3 as part of the annual Scotch Plains Day/StreetFest ’98 celebration in the Towne Center.

  • Senator DiFrancesco Reveals High-Tech Child-Find Initiative
    County to Co-Host Conference On Cultural Arts Tourism; Freeholders Thank Employees For Success of Jersey Jazz
    Forecasts for the Year 1999: Trends, Guesses and Hopes
    Westfield Police Department to Enact ‘Cops in Shops’ Program
    Evening, Part-Time Classes Open For Spring at Vo-Tech
    Two Years of Intense Work Paying Off for Couple As They Restore 1871 Victorian Home in Westfield

Blue Devil Icemen Place Third in Holiday Tourney


NOW THERE’S A CROSSFACE…Raider Greg Paterson nearly rearranges Lion Pat Galliat’s face during the 160-lb bout. Paterson went on to win by default in 3:49 .

  • The Week In Sports
    REGIONAL WRESTLING:
    Raider Matmen Win Opener Over Kardinals, 48-30 and Scare Panthers in 39-30 Loss; Tezucar Captures 1st at Six Counties Mat Tournament
    BASKETBALL:
    MARTINEZ STRIKES FOR 23, JENERETTE HITS 16 as Raiders Recover to Crunch Canuck Cager Boys, 68-54; Raiders Come Back to Defeat Holy Family Girls, 51-48
    TEZUCAR GETS PIN, CASTALDO COMES THROUGH as Blue Devil Wrestlers Whack Newark East Siders, 63-16
    Rough Raider Matmen Hush Roselle Catholic Lions, 58-15

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