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Westfield Board of Education Names Margaret Dolan Superintendent

SPLASH…For his senior project, Westfield High School varsity swimmer Luke Baran organized a swim meet between the WHS varsity team and WHS swimming alumni. Luke will donate the proceeds from the event, held last Saturday, to the One Campaign, a charity that raises awareness and money to combat world poverty and disease. After trailing the alums by 10 points, the varsity team tied the score by sweeping the 50 backstroke, and they went on to win the meet 91-79. See

Editorial: Salute All Fathers And ‘Father Figures’ This Coming Sunday
Editorial: Pedestrian Behavior, Are We Sinking Deeper into ‘Wallyworld?’

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dot.jpg (865 bytes) DWC Considers Classical Music to Drive Teens Away
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Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
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dot.jpg (865 bytes) Mahr ‘Sets Record Straight’ on TDR
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Inmate Pleads ‘No Contest’ In Murder of SP Woman
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Council Launches Search For New DPW Director
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Scotch Plains, Fanwood Seek Lacrosse Program
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Honors Local Units For Roof-Collapse Response
dot.jpg (865 bytes) TIB Asks BOE to Incorporate Comm. Service Projects
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Board Rejects Third Garage For Raritan Rd. Residence
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Council Considers Options For Public Works Facility
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Lack of Quorum Cancels Council Meeting

dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Spotlights Student Awards, Achievements

dot.jpg (865 bytes) Search Continues for Wild Coyotes in Middletown Area
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Advocates Explore Humane Geese-Reduction Methods
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NO. 1 AT THE MEET OF CHAMPIONS...Raider junior Mike Alleman exploded on his final attempt to win the shot put event with a shove of 59’4” at the Meet of Champions.

Sports: St. Stephen Softballers Bury St. Joseph ‘Oldtimers’; Explosive Final Shove Earns Alleman MOC Shot Put Title; Kalmar Taps Title, Conquers Chrone’s Tavern in 2 Games; Delasal Tightens Race, Whips Sofa Kings in B Division; St. Aloysius Scores 4 in Sixth To Wobble St. Patrick Photos

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Chinese Coffee Percolates: Trattoria Plays Host to WF Playwright’s Work
‘Cicatrix’: Kosinski Transforms Scars into Art
'Fun Being Me': Carriage House Features Jersey City Poet Wiler
'Absolutely Beautiful': Amatengelo Demonstrates Art of Container Gardening
'Healing' Words: Former FW Resident Addresses Digestive Illness
Trunk Sale: Due Sorelle Show Offers Spring Jewelry Designs
Vic's Picks: Lily Allen - 'Alright,' and More
Chinese Coffee - Definitely not Decaf

Education News:
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Rubin’s Club Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

SILVER-SCREEN WIT…Movie writer Ira Lewis of Westfield entertains a packed audience last Sunday at the Northside Trattoria during a screening of Chinese Coffee, a film he wrote starring and directed by Al Pacino. See photos.

CELEBRATING BEGINNINGSSt. Bart’s Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains celebrated the 60th anniversary of its founding with a parade and other festivities on Sunday.

Government Reform Thoughts

June 13: It appears that the New Jersey Legislature will reach an agreement on the state budget for the coming year prior to the deadline of June 30. Last year, the closed door budget negotiations passed the deadline, and government had to shut down. We think the state should post the budget deliberations on the Internet for transparency and to receive citizen input. The process by the legislators over the past several years have placed the state near bankruptcy and the taxpayers are facing tens of billions of dollars of indebtedness. - Editor's Note: Congratulations to the NJ State Legislature:

Now Online June 14: 

Proposed NJ Budget

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See year-to-date reform thoughts.

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