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Breaking News: May 15, 2:30 p.m. - Fanwood Building Collapses: Details

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Advisory Chair to Westfield Council: FAA Fanning Plan ‘Onerous’

YOU MAKE RACE-TIME SO MUCH FUN…Hundreds of spectators line up on Sunday to watch 3,000 rubber ducks race in Mindowaskin Pond as part of a fundraiser for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) research. The race was the culmination of a festival in the Westfield park that included fresh-made baked goods for sale, face painting, tattoos and games for attendees young and old. See additional photos.

Editorial: Warinanco Park Project is Good Private–Public Partnership

Editorial: What’s the Difference Between 1942 Nazis, 2007 Islamic Radicals?

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dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Dedicates LaGrande Field In Mem. of Dorris Terry
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PERFECT! PERFECT! PERFECT!...Blue Devil Evan Shapiro, center, was swarmed by his teammates after he pitched a “Perfect” game in a 6-0 victory over Summit in the first round of the Union County Tournament in Westfield on May 5.

Sports: Blue Devil Lax Boys Topple No. 4 Chatham Cougars; Shapiro Fires ‘Perfect’ Game In Devil Win Over Summit; Raider Boys Defend UC Title At Union County Track Relays; Raiders Plate 3 in 7th, Shock Lady Farmers in Softball; Raiders Place 3rd, Devils 4th At Union County Girls Relays; Vikings Score 5 in 4th, Rock Highlander Baseballers: Photos

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For WHS Coach Turnbull, It’s a Little Bit of Deja Vu

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Notable Homes: Tour Features Diversity of Styles, Treasures
Secret Garden: Star Blooms at Cranford Dramatic Club Community Theatre
'Guide to Healing': Mother-Daughter Team Addresses Male Abuse
Food 4 Thought: Help Pampered Chef ‘Whip Cancer’ This Month
Popcorn: Next - Time is of the Essence

WHERE WOULD HE HAVE ENDED UP?… Customers congratulate Helen and Peter Rentoulis, owners of Vicki’s Diner in Westfield. Mrs. Rentoulis alerted police to suspicious activity surrounding a loyal customer; police work resulted in the arrest of four Elizabeth residents for defrauding an 88-year-old Westfielder.

JETTING INTO COLESNew York Jets cornerback Drew Coleman pays a visit to Scotch Plains’ J. Ackerman Coles School last Wednesday. His visit was a reward for progress in the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s “Eat Right, Move More” program.

Government Reform Thoughts

The Governor's Ethics Advisory Panel has reported that the personal and financial relationship between Governor Jon Corzine and Carla Katz, president of Communications Workers of America Local 1034, did not create a conflict of interest for the Governor or the union head during contract negotiations this year. Ethics committees in our state do not meet often; we wonder what kinds of indiscretions they would deem unethical and act upon. Furthermore, the Associated Press reports that the Ethics Advisory Panel is a two-person panel appointed by the Governor - does the ethics committee itself have a conflict of interest? - See year-to-date reform thoughts.

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