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Westfield Police Detective Alleges Sexual Harassment by Ex-Chief

FRESH STARTThe Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders held their 2007 reorganization meeting on Sunday. Bette Jane Kowalski was sworn in as the new board chairwoman, and reelected freeholders Al Mirabella of Fanwood, Deborah Scanlon and Chester Holmes began their new terms. 

Editorial: Will Parents Accept Busing Their Children to Kindergarten?
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dot.jpg (865 bytes) School $9.4-Mil Bond Referendum Sparks Debate
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Officials: UC Not Favored For Pilot BOE Consolidation
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Thieves Target Nativity Scenes
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Caruana Denounces Nativity Thefts as Hate Crimes
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Planning Bd. Approves Gourmet Business on Elmer
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Rec. Commission Agrees To Tamaques Renovations
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Board of Adjustment Re-elects Heinbokel Chair
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Indictments Dropped Against FW Man; Case Pends
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Council Approves Ashbrook Deer Reduction Effort
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Council Receives Update On Land-Use Study 
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Zoning Bd. Reappoints Fawcett As Chairman
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Planning Bd. to Consider Coffee Shop Application
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Paterson Calls Mayor, Borough Council ‘Thugs’
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Schools Rank High in State Test Rankings
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Hears Legislators Oppose Countywide District
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Kowalski Unveils Helpline, Upgraded Echo Dog Park
dot.jpg (865 bytes) MVC Calls Estrada Report A ‘Private Personnel Issue’


IN A BATTLE FOR BALL CONTROL...Blue Devil forward Santo Nardi, No. 50, looks to rumble past Raider guard Danny DeCataldo, left, after picking up a block from Dan Pritsker, second from right, on Bryan Dougher, No. 21. Despite the physical battle, Scotch Plains-Fanwood won, 63-57, in double OT in Scotch Plains on January 4.

Sports: Raiders Scorch Blue Devils In Double OT Classic; Lady Blue Devil Cagers Rock Raiders in 2nd Q., Win; Raiders Get Lion’s Share, Ice Blue Devil Wrestlers; Brearley Matmen Beat Highlanders, Blue Devils; Brearley/Hackettstown Match Brings Class to Union County; Blue Devil Matmen Push Past AL Johnson Crusaders: Photos

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TREE TROUBLE…A pile of discarded Christmas trees sits in the parking lot of Tamaques Park in Westfield on Sunday, despite a sign noting that trees should not be dumped there. The conservation center was not open on Sunday, causing residents to dump trees outside.

GAINING GRANTRep. Mike Ferguson (R-7th, New Providence) presents a $69,417 check per a federal grant to the Mountainside Fire Department to replace a backup generator. Pictured, from left to right, are: Mountainside Mayor Robert Viglianti, Rep. Ferguson, fire official George McGrath, Fire Chief Neil Williams and Deputy Chief Kenny Lawrence.
Government Reform Thoughts

Now that our local governments have reorganized it is time to focus on spending. If our state will not do the job it is time for local governments to work together to achieve real shared services. We believe merging municipal courts (as discussed in Scotch Plains and Fanwood) is a start. Tax assessors and tax collectors could follow along with shared agreements on administrative school district expenses. - See year-to-date reform thoughts.

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