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Local School Budgets Pass as Many Fail Across State

TAKING THE GOSPEL TO THE STREETS...Timothy Burke stands in public for what he calls ‘Gospel Theatre for the Streets’ in Westfield at the north-side train station parking lot on Monday. He has been carrying a cross on his own for the last several days to symbolize the story of Jesus during Easter.

dot.jpg (865 bytes) $80 Mil. School Budget Passes
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Riegel, Cassie, Clancy Win BOE Seats
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Council Introduces 2006 Municipal Budget
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Summer Jazz Festival to Feature 44 Bands
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
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 BOE Budget Passes by 455 Votes
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Nelson, Whitehouse, Woerner Win BOE Seats
dot.jpg (865 bytes) 4 to Face Off for 2 FW Council Seats
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Dems Aim to Break into GOP Council
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Council Discusses Storage Facility
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW PB Approves Townhouses
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Budget Passes; Marano Defeats Matheson
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Budget Passes by 66 Tallies

Editorials: Confidence Expressed in Our School Systems is Well Deserved

GREAT FINISH IN THE DMR…Blue Devil Jeff Perrella ran the 1600-meter leg of the distance medley relay in 4:15.6 to cross the finish line first at the Blue Devil Classic Relays.
Sports: Diamond Devils Rise in 2nd, Oust Amboy Governors; Raider Boys Win 2, Devils 1 In Blue Devil Track Classic; Devils, Raiders Win 1, UC, 2 At Blue Devil Girls Classic; Dayton Bulldog Nine Surge To Halt SP-F Raiders; Blue Devils Plate 8 in Second To Thump Tiger Nine, Blue Devils Control Midfield, Pounce Peddie Lax Boys:  Photos
Devil's Den: WHS Boosters To Honor ‘GK’ With Stadium Plaques

April Arts and Crafts

Goody Don't Got It: WF’s Sam Goody Closes Its Doors
Music: WHS ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ Join WSO for Concert
Book Nook: Children’s Books Address April’s Festivities
Popcorn: Lucky Number Slevin - No Sure Thing
Free Concert to Benefit FW’s Murphy Family

Teachers Encourage Student Wellness

News Bulletins

EASTER EGG HUNT…Youngsters gathered last Saturday to search for 1,200 Easter eggs at Mindowaskin Park. The  Westfield Lions Club has sponsored a hunt since 1936

HONORING THE FALLEN...More than 2,000 firefighters attended the funeral service of Franklin Township volunteer firefighter Kevin Apuzzio at St. Michael’s Church in Union Township. Mr. Apuzzio was killed in the line of duty last week.

Abbott Schools (failed school districts) in New Jersey are controlled by board members elected by a dismally low number of voters, yet the boards control hundreds of millions of dollars given to them by taxpayers of the other districts in the state. Widespread abuse of this money is reported. How can this matter be corrected? The failed systems in Union County (Elizabeth and Plainfield, Abbott schools) and the state had dismal voter turnouts. Elizabeth, a town of 120,000 people (four times the population of Westfield), had only about 1,700 people voting. Plainfield, with a population of about 50,000, had only a little more than a thousand people voting. This is dreadful. See the top money list here. The School Money List Top Receivers.
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The Westfield Leader & The Scotch Plains-Fanwood TIMES
PO Box 250, 251 North Ave. West,  Westfield, NJ 07091
Tel 908 232-4407; fax 908 232-0473 contact


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