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WF BOE Submits $82.6-Million Budget to County Superintendent
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Prosecutor Romankow Discusses Gangs, Drugs
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOA Rejects Two Fence Variance Requests
dot.jpg (865 bytes) State PD Continue Probe Of WF Man's Death
dot.jpg (865 bytes) WF Confirms Two Cases Of MRSA at WHS
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Cross-County Connection Est. at $200-$570 Mil.
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Unveils $77.8 Mil. Budget
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Marks Describes Ord. On Towers as 'Ineffective'
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Receives Grant, Hires Downtown Developer
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Apt. Building Owner Seeks 12-Unit Expansion
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Website Upgrades, Kid Privacy Discussed
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Meetings Planned In March To Finalize SID Ord.
dot.jpg (865 bytes) O'Malley Resigns as School Head
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Council Approves Contracts for Athletic Field
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Planning Board Votes Down St. Anne'
s 'Manor'
dot.jpg (865 bytes) UC Improvement Authority Fails to Get Quorum
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UC Budget to Be Unveiled in Late February

HEARTS AND HUGS...On Monday, the staff at Irma's Hallmark in Fanwood is fully prepared for Valentine's Day, from balloons to chocolates to cards. Pictured, from left to right, are: Millie Wagner, Ceil D'Agostino and Grace Rich.


Editorial: We Think Our Children Should Recognize These Presidential Portraits...Although it's popularly thought that Presidents' Day is the combination of Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays, Lincoln's birthday on February 12, 1809 never became a federal holiday; but it did become a legal holiday in several states, such as New Jersey.

Editorial: New Jersey School Assoc. Board President Urges Citizens to Serve on Local School Boards...On Tuesday, April 15, voters in 90 percent of the state's school districts will select more than 1,500 men and women to serve on their local boards of education. For citizens with a sincere interest in the education of their community's children, it's not too late to consider school board candidacy.

WORKING ON THE NAVY RIDE...Raider Mike Ridge, top, sets up a navy ride to eventually get a three-point stack on Ridge Red Raider Bennett Radinovic in the 145-lb bout.

Sports: M. X. Bulldog Boys Hold Off Basketball Blue Devils; Raider Wrestlers Stop Ridge In Group 3 Sectionals; Raider B'Ballers Fall Short To Lady Minutemen; Hilltopper Cagers Hold Off Devil Boys in UCT; Blue Devils Rip Red Raiders, Prep for District Mat Tourney: Photos

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History Lesson: Crumps Remain Part of Cranford's Past
Marital Bliss:
Wedding Singer Brings Love, Laughs to NJPAC
Food 4 Thought: Do you Zamba?
Having a 'Ball': Boys' Chorus Not Your Typical 'House Band
Choral Arts: Rousing Rendition of Orff
Popcorn: Over Her Dead Body - Ghost Tale Lacks Spirit

CRIME STOPPER...Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow, right, discusses how his office combats crime with publisher Horace Corbin at The Leader/Times office last Friday. The interview can be seen on the Internet at

Devil's Den: Kashlak Played a Big Part In WHS Ice Hockey Heritage

Government Reform Thought: With the announcement this week that Mountainside Chief School Administrator Richard O'Malley is resigning for another superintendent's post, the district should now consider merging with either Berkeley Heights or Westfield to reduce administrative costs. Under the new job description for the Union County superintendent of schools, a state position, Carmen Centoulo has been directed to look at merging k-8 districts with k-12 districts to reduce administrative overhead.   See Year-to-date Reform Thoughts.

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