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Newsflash:  Wednesday January 24: Major Fire Charlie Browns North Avenue Scotch Plains; started 4 am; burning to the ground; no one believed hurt; North Avenue shutdown - Commuters advised to take South Avenue. Helicopter activity is result of news programs. - Westfield $9.4 million school bond passes by vote of 2763 to 2144  with 25% turnout.

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Foley, BOE Members Say Bond Would Alleviate School Overcrowding

WE SHALL OVERCOMEReverend Robert H. Taylor, Sr., left, pastor of St. Luke’s AME Zion Church, and Noel Brown of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association, lead Monday’s procession from Westfield’s memorial to Dr. King to the Presbyterian Church on Mountain Avenue and East Broad Street. Mr. Brown, who grew up in segregated Birmingham, Ala. and saw Dr. King regularly, led the group in singing “We Shall Overcome.” A service remembering Dr. King followed the procession and also recognized the winners of the essay, poetry and art contest. For additional photos, see 

Westfield: (School Bond Vote Tuesday, 1/23)
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Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
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dot.jpg (865 bytes) Report: Enrollment on Decline; BOE Questions 
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP to Examine Tree Erosion Along Winding Brook
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Residents Complain About Water Problems
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP to Restrict Parking Around SP-F High School
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dot.jpg (865 bytes) Planning Board Begins New Year
dot.jpg (865 bytes) County Wins Appeal in Corrections Cop Suit
dot.jpg (865 bytes) More Than 75 Officials Attend Shared Services Mtg.

Editorial: The ‘False-Foe Phenomenon’ of Taxpayers Versus ‘The Alliance

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STROKING TOWARD VICTORY...Raider Brian Pesin, above, follows Zach Peart. Mike Miller swam the third leg and John Kosenick anchored the team to win the 200-medlay relay at 1:46.53. 

Sports: Blue Devil Hoopsters Topple Lady Blue Knights; Raiders Set Shot Put Record At Union County Boys Relays; Blue Devil Wrestlers Defeat Nwk Central, Fall to Rahway; Immaculate Heart Stops SPF Swim Girls; Blue Devil Bowlers Take 5th At Mid-Jersey Winter Classic; Raider Boys Swimmers Sink St. Peter’s Prep Boys; Brearley Matmen Hold Down Spirited Raiders’ Effort; Blue Devil Girls Place Third, Raiders 4th at Pirate Invt’l: Photos

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Koh Plays Tchaikovsky

Beethoven & Beyond: Three Musical Worlds Intersect At Morristown Comm. Theater
The Mystery of Scuplture: Lorenz’s Sculpture Shows ‘Counter Balance’ of Design
PopcornFreedom Writers Pens a Poignant Parable
“Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story”JCC’s Jewish Book Festival Presents Rachel Kadish

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TRAGEDY…Friends and loved ones left flowers and candles at the site of Chantal Mueller’s fatal car crash. The 20-year-old Fanwood resident died early Saturday in Mountainside just past the Springfield border.

BOND '007…The Westfield superintendent of schools and board of education members visited The Westfield Leader office on Thursday to discuss how, if passed, the $9.4-million bond referendum would alleviate overcrowding in schools.
Government Reform Thoughts

The New Jersey Legislature should adopt anti-Pork Barrel legislation. The U.S. Senate passed rules Tuesday, January 16, 2007 that will force disclosure of pet projects at least two days in advance by posting them on the Internet. It is designed to end the practice of slipping them into spending bills at the last minute. It doesn't prohibit "Pork Barrel" legislation, but is a good first step. The House had previously passed a similar version of the rule. - See year-to-date reform thoughts.

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