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Year in Review: WF BOE Extends Fyffe Contract; Queen Latifah Films Downtown; Kean, Stender Lose Election Bids; Chemidlin Freed

YEAR IN REVIEW…The second half of 2006 brought Halloween costumes, September 11 memorial services, traffic improvements, movie stars including Mr. T and Queen Latifah, freedom for a Scotch Plains resident imprisoned in Sierra Leone, a car scandal involving the Union County Sheriff's stepson and local hopefuls running in state elections. See the Year in Review for more details. 


dot.jpg (865 bytes) Westfield Mum on Decision In Kasko ‘Lying’ Case
dot.jpg (865 bytes) PBA, Town Reach Tentative Pact
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Police Investigate Alleged Assualt
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Council Pays Tribute To Departing Rossi, Sorge
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Planning Board Okays Goddard Site Plan
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Applauds Band, Alters School Testing
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Planning Bd. Questions Mews Changes
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Officials Press for Release Of Kidnapped Israelis
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Freeholders Extend Linden Fire Academy Lease
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Union County Incinerator Operates at Full Capacity

Editorial: Hello 2007 and Happy New Year Everyone
2006 Year in Review - Government Reform Thoughts

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TAKING THE HEART OUT OF A KARDINAL...Blue Devil John Barnes took the heart out of the Kearny Kardinals when he claimed a 10-5 victory over Vin Ignomirello at 119-lbs.

Sports: Blue Devil Hoopmen Muzzle MX Shabazz Bulldogs; Blue Devils’ Good Mat Sense Downs Kearny Kards; Hungry Panthers Make Prey Of Raider Wrestlers; Raider Hoopsters Rout St. Dominic Girls: Photos

Devil's Den:
The More Things Change, The More I Stay the Same

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Gardens Art: Local Performers Celebrate The Arts at Jersey Gardens Mall
Art: Pearl Street Gallery Will Present An Exhibit by SP Photographer
Popcorn: The Pursuit of Happyness - Heartwarming, by all Rights
Take the Stage:  Broadway Performer Now Calls Westfield Home

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Government Reform Thoughts

HARLEY'S ANGEL (September 21)…Thousands joined in New Jersey Rolling Thunder’s ‘Ride for Freedom XI’ from Warinaco Park in Roselle to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel. Rolling Thunder is a volunteer group that dedicates itself to helping veterans and seeks a full accounting of POWs and MIAs.

Should New Jersey citizens have the the power to decide how the state spends money? Two state legislators want the state to have a referendum whereby citizens could post public questions on the November ballot for statewide consideration. Twenty-four states have such a system in place. - See year-to-date reform thoughts. Feedback: By all means we, as the public, must have the ability of placing questions on the ballot for state wide consideration. As time goes on it becomes more and more obvious that our elected officials do not listen to the people. We still have no property tax reform, no ethics reform, no pay to play reform, no dual office holding reform, no public employee pension/benefit reform and spending that is out of control. The state of NJ is a financial mess, we should have gone bankrupt 1 ½ years ago, except our liberal court allowed illegal borrowing to cover every day expenses, the state's budget has increased year after year, apparently Trenton never heard of a spending reduction. They don't understand that if you don't have the money you can't spend it. We now are facing the potential sale of assets, further spending for such things as Stem Cell Research, and never ending tax increases. Then how can we forget, such fine examples of NJ political leadership, such as Ms. Farber, Mr. McGreevy, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Bryant, Mr. James and so on.
In the 1770's American Colonists banded together and took action into their own hands for freedom. In is now our turn to take back our state. In lieu of cannons and muskets we will use Imitative and Referendum. Give us the modern day weapons to do battle. It is obvious that we can expect nothing from Trenton and our very survival is depending on our own action.

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