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Police Arrest ‘Mad Hatter’ Suspect In Maplewood After 18th Heist

MISCHIEF MANAGEDBeth Budnick of Westfield, dressed as Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore, celebrates after winning the raffle to be the first Muggle to receive “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” at Westfield’s Town Book Store at midnight on Friday. Earlier in the evening, her Dumbledore outfit won the book store’s costume contest.

Editorial: Summer Interns Do ‘Real’ Work In Journalism and Publishing

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Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
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Berkeley Heights:
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Tpk. Authority OK’s Pacts to Redesign Pkwy Exit 135
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DIVISION CHAMPIONSThe Westfield White 11-year-old baseball team celebrates after pulling off a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Montville at Gumbert Field on July 22 to claim the New Providence Green League division title.

St. Jude Continues the Quest, Holds Back St. Aloysius; WF White Baseball 11s Down Springfield in NP League; Scrappy Montrose Ave. Sinks Midway Ave. Softballers; St. Joseph Rises in 5th, Rocks St. David Softball Men  Photos

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Enchanted Forrest

Mountainside’s Hetfield House: Rich in History, Low on Funds
Bringing Back Old Memories:
JCC of Scotch Plains Hosts Presentation of "The Road To Hope"
DWC Festival:
Sounds of Jazz Sweeten Downtown Westfield
Summer Reading:
Cranford Author sets a historic scene in "Hell at Sea"
Poetry Dear to the Heart:
British-Born Evans Closes Carriage House Season
Time Not "Wasted": WHS Author Gets Her First Novel Published

CANTERBURY TALE...Wychwood community residents examine plans for the proposed subdivision of the “Gatehouse” property at 200 Canterbury Road at a neighborhood meeting on Monday night. They discussed presentations they will make at the planning board’s August 6 meeting, at which the gatehouse application is slated for discussion.

JR. POLICE ACADEMY 2007 GRADUATESBoys and girls received weeklong hands-on police and law enforcement training at the John H. Stamler Academy in Scotch Plains, culminating in a graduation on July 24.

Government Reform Thoughts

Reform Thought: The “Hat Bandit” has been caught and authorities discovered he had served 18 years in jail for killing his girlfriend. Reports are that because he was using cocaine at the time of that crime, he was charged with aggravated assault instead of murder. Do we need laws to keep killers off the streets?
 - See year-to-date reform thoughts.

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