August 14, 2008
The Newspaper

Public Postings

Towns Struggle to Administer New Defined Workers Retirement Plan 


08/20/2008:Super Contracts

dot.jpg (865 bytes) Board of Adjustment Re-Opens Savannah Case
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Mahr Says State Will Force Towns to Merge
dot.jpg (865 bytes) New Manager Introduced; SP OK’s Contracts
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Council Reviews Positions For Retirement System
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Teen Dies In Route 22 Car Accident
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Author Tim Benford Dies
dot.jpg (865 bytes) GW Approves $6.8 Million Municipal Budget
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Towns Want Investigation for Rising Electric Rates
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Muhlenberg Closing Adds To Unemployment Hike
dot.jpg (865 bytes) UC to Implement Workforce Development Plan


SWEET VIEW...Area girls took the soccer trip of a lifetime when they traveled to Brazil last month. Shown above, they ride up to Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janiero. Alyssa Straniero from Scotch Plains collected 387 pairs of cleats and delivered them to the underprivileged communities in Brazil. The Central Jersey Stars (CJS), coached by Keith Hertell of Westfield and six other adults, traveled to Brazil for a 12-day stay. See

Editorial: Are State Council Guidelines too Strict for WF Farmers Market?...The Westfield Farmers Market, as part of the New Jersey Council of Farmers and Communities (NJCFC), cannot accept vendors who sell food they did not grow. So, as delicious as papayas may be, unless they were grown on that vendor’s New Jersey farm, they cannot be sold.

Editorial: Closing Pool for a Day Generates Letters from Mountainsiders...When church usher William Biunno stole from the collection plate at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Mountainside, we did not receive a single letter. When former Mountainside Board of Education President Richard Kress was suspended by the New Jersey Supreme Court from practicing law for six months for conduct that involved dishonesty, deceit or misrepresentation, failure to inform clients of termination of representation due to impairment, failure to put an hourly fee in writing, failure to communicate with his clients, lack of diligence and violating professional rules of conduct, residents were not motivated to write. Yet, when the borough decided to close the community pool on Saturday, August 16, for a party to honor its volunteers, we received three letters and a copy of a petition signed by 111 pool members opposing the decision by Mayor Robert Viglianti and the borough council.

CLOSE PLAY AT FIRST...Sofa King first baseman Jay Everitt makes the putout just in time to get the speedy Novy runner Chris Toledo.

Week In Sports: St. Anthony Surges in Seventh, Burns St. Matthew Men; Sofa Kings Rise to Next Level, Sink DefCon in Game 3; Watson's 'Glory Boys' Oust Poplar Place in Semis; St. Jude Scores 10 in the 6th, Pummels St. Aloysius; Golf Pro Ostrega Makes Cut At 29th U.S. Senior Open; Sofa Kings Stop Novy, In B Division Game 1 Final - Photos

Soul Man (1942-2008)

Isaac Hayes left his mark in Plainfield
WF Arts Assoc. reorganizes
Richard II comes to life at WF library
Frontman, Godsons deliver rocking revue
Swing Vote: Count on it to Entertain (3)

SLICK PERFORMANCE...Members of STARS (Student Thespians Are Recreating The Stage) performed a musical number from ‘Grease’ last weekend at Alan Augustine Village Green in Scotch Plains.

Government Reform Thought: When an official does something right, the press should acknowledge it. Case in point: Although stopped for speeding, NJ Attorney General Anne Milgram did not use her influence or make her position know to the officer. She just paid the ticket. - See Year-to-date Reform Thoughts.

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