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July 11 - Breaking News: Westfield emergency services respond to 
carbon-monoxide incident at Homecare America on South Ave.
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2007 Edition of This Is Westfield
July 12, 2007
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State Repeals Parking and Pool Sales Tax; Towns to Offer Refunds

TAKING THE HEAT…Westfield firefighters, with support from neighboring towns, extinguish the blaze in the basement of the Westfield Post Office last Saturday afternoon. WFD Captain Michael Brennan of Fanwood huffs for fresh air and hopes for a cooling breeze upon exiting the inferno. Lieutenant Anthony Tiller, right, provides support along with postman Travis Redd, background.

Editorial: The ‘Tax on the Tax’ is Gone, But Can You Get Your Money Back?

dot.jpg (865 bytes) Officials: Post Office Fire Won’t Affect Mail Delivery
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Bramnick Pushes Verizon, Comcast ‘Interconnect’
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Recreation Commission Discusses Bid Backup Plans
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Bd. of Adjustment Faces Summer Appeals Schedule
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Family Hosts Colombian Orphan through KidSave
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Elm, Prospect Lots to Be Combined for Shoppers
dot.jpg (865 bytes) First County ‘Green’ Home To Be Built In Westfield
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Council Puts TDR on Hold
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Summer Construction Gets Underway at SPFHS
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Scotch Plains Launches Revamped Township Website
dot.jpg (865 bytes) House Fire Displaces Scotch Plains Residents
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Friends and Family Fondly Recall ‘Uncle Bill’ Crosby
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Council Re-Creates Senior Coordinator Position
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Council Approves $2.1-Million Field Project
dot.jpg (865 bytes) 2 Die in Route 22 Crash; Car Flips, Hits Telephone Poll
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Residents Complain About Runoff From Stream

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ATTEMPTING TO CATCH A THIEF...Westfield White 9s’ shortstop Parker Hess awaits the throw from catcher George Devanney as South Orange/Maplewood’s Alex Nathan steals second base.

WF Blue 9s Crunch Cranford In Cal Ripkin Districts; S. Orange/Maplewood 9s Top Westfield Baseball White; Westfield ‘B’ Team Faces Fire In 6-1 Loss to Green Brook 12s; WF ‘White’ 11s Erupt Early, Rock Watchung Nine Photos

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‘A Decade Of Work’: Jessica Lenard Shows Retrospective at UCC 
The Hills are Alive: Book Captures Life of Glee Club Founder Dolores ‘De’ Benjamin
Patriotic Program: Westfield Community Band Performs 
Take the Stage: Valhalla Offers Cool Alternative to TV’s Reruns 
Popcorn: Ratatouille - A Recipe for Laughter

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Recent WHS Graduates Anticipate Fall at NYU

CENTER OF ATTENTIONScotch Plains native and former Acting Governor and Senate President of New Jersey Donald DiFrancesco takes center stage in discussing politics with friends at the home of Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, right, in Westfield, as Senator Tom Kean Jr., left, listens in.

FIREWORKS GO 'FOURTH'A spectator watches Nomahegan Park’s annual fireworks display from Union County College’s Cranford campus. The fireworks, delayed by rain on the Fourth of July, went off on Friday night.

Government Reform Thoughts

The government must act on the illegal alien problem. Frequently, illegal aliens are hired off the street by contractors and paid off the books. These workers are eager to do almost anything, are given little training and can't speak the language. It can be a serious safety problem for these workers as well as for the general public. - See year-to-date reform thoughts.

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