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Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
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dot.jpg (865 bytes) Bratti Slated to Fill Malool’s Seat On SP Council
dot.jpg (865 bytes)  Use Variance OK'd For K-9 Resorts Expansion
dot.jpg (865 bytes) 'Chippery' Owner Comments on Closing
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Bruce Walsh Honored By FW Council
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Mahr Welcomes Business, Talks FW Redev.
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Permit Denied to Home-based Limo Business
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Borough Adds Two Police Officers to Fill Void
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Provides $14K In Teacher Assistanceships
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Residents Made Difference In Cell Tower Denial
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE, Ed. Union Seek Contract Agreement
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Lance Prepares to  Replace Ferguson
No Stomach to Tackle the Ills of Political Correctness (Oxymoron)...The firefighters can put out fires, but they can’t stop the ill-thought political weakness that allows these conditions to exist. Overcrowding being permitted, lack of accountability by many involved and greed must not be tolerated.

This Week's Cartoon

ALL ABOARD...Santa, Mrs. Claus and their many helpers greet a throng of area riders on NJ Transit’s Santa Train, which departed from Westfield on Saturday.

Editorial: Bah, Humbug! Ebenezer Scrooge; It’s Not the Ghosts of Christmas...Be not like Ebenezer Scrooge, with his snorting of “Bah, Humbug,” declaring that Christmas is a fraud. Be neither like his forlorn clerk Bob Cratchit, who is about to be deprived of Christmas joy, no gift, no holiday. Should you hear all the bells in your house ringing loudly and fear of chains clanking while perceiving an eerie red glow, think not of the supernatural, Marley’s – the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future.

Christmas and New Year's Schedule Note

READY FOR A NEW ERA IN GIRLS HOOPS...Tri-captains Charlotte O’Leary, left, Tara Handza, center, and Kerri Pringle are ready to lead the Blue Devils into a new era of girls basketball.

Week In Sports: Devil Wrestlers Have Strong Work Ethic, Deeper Lineup; Blue Devils Envision New Era To Begin in Girls Basketball; Raider Gridders Experienced Growing Pains, Finished;
Blue Devils Had Right Stuff For Fine Girls Soccer Season; Raider Matmen Need to Win Big in Strong Weight Classes; Blue Devil Boy Cagers Gained Experience, 'Mental Maturity'; Raider Basketballers Look To Talented Senior Squad;
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"Wonderful Tonight"

WHS grad produces made-for-tv movie
Florist, radio station work to help needy
Debarry presents pastel demonstration to WAA
Event raises money for education programs
Lighten Up Your Holidays

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUST...The Fanwood Volunteer Fire Department escorted Santa on its engine so he could deliver presents to children at their homes in Fanwood such as these kids at 124 Watson Road. The department has been doing this service for more than 30 years.

Devil's Den: From Collecting Cards To Having Her Own

Government Reform Thought: As being considered in New York and Illinois, passing U.S. Senate seats around to nobility or to the highest bidder must stop. Elections for U.S. Senate must provide for choosing candidates with the best interests of the citizens in mind. - See Year-to-date Reform Thoughts.

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