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dot.jpg (865 bytes) Planning Bd. Approves Rahway Ave. Subdivision
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Residents Sue Board Over 'Little Gatehouse'
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Residents to Bear Sidewalk, Curb Costs
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Lincoln School Adds New Restrooms
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Council OK’s Salaries for Police, DPW
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Council OK's Police Dispatcher Ordinance
dot.jpg (865 bytes) FW Moving Ahead To Fix Pipes on Belvidere
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Dems Name Mullen to Replace Samuel
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Stay-at-Home Dad Makes National, Int'l News
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Deerfield Graduates Seventy-Seven Students
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Zimmer, Lance Support More U.S.-Made Energy
dot.jpg (865 bytes) GW to Receive $250,000 In Additional State Aid
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Clark Parkway Circle Project Nears Completion
dot.jpg (865 bytes) State Cuts County Grant From $1 Mil. to $184K

CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE...The Sons of the American Revolution color guard retreats after delivering the flag at last Thursday’s concert by the Westfield Community Band at Mindowaskin Park. The color guard (front to rear) is composed of Ken Ward of Westfield, Steve Clarke of Madison and Dick Blundin of North Plainfield.


Editorial: Big Blue Slams Its Fans; Are Yanks, Mets, Jets Next?...Professional sports are fun, and there are many loyal fans. The fans stand by their teams, win or lose - shelling out hundreds of dollars to see a game, buy shirts and mugs. The fans overlook the millions of dollars being paid to the players and the profits of the owners. The little guy even pays the taxes and builds the stadiums for the big guys. Special income tax laws also help out the big guys in professional sports. So, it’s no wonder that season ticket holders of the Giants are miffed. Most Americans would be more than a little miffed, too, at the rich grabbing $1,000 to $20,000 more of their hard-earned cash.

Editorial: Case Study of Union County School Superintendent Contracts...Our approach narrows the review of the problem to a more manageable level; and, as such, a Case Study of Union County School Superintendent Contracts is in progress.

SLIDING SAFELY INTO THIRD...Westfield Blue’s George Devanney slides safely into third as Westfield White third baseman Brett Robertshaw watches the ball roll into foul territory. Robertshaw pulled off an unassisted double play in the third inning to kill a Westfield Blue rally.
Week In Sports: Investors Rip Deegan Roofers In SP A Division Softball; WF White Nips WF Blue In Cal Ripken 10s Semifinals; So. Orange/Maplewood Stops SPF Gold 10s in Seventh; Westfield Police Out-Batter Springfield Softballers; St. Lukesters Rally to Defeat St. Joseph Softballers - Photos

"The sound of music..."

NJSO begins Echo Lake concert with tribute to America
WF's Jim Barone places third in Elvis Tribute Contest in Rahway
WF Sketch Group Exhibits at Children's Specialized Michael Pollack
'Long, lazy days of reading greet young vacationers'
WALL-E - Out of the mouths of robots

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH...John Celardo, right, accepts a portrait of Fanwood’s historic train station from Councilman Bruce Walsh. Mr. Celardo, who has been active for years with the planning board and in historic preservation initiatives, was honored at the July 8 council meeting. Councilman Walsh said Mr. Celardo, through his volunteer work, “epitomizes what it means to be a resident of Fanwood.” Mayor Mahr called him "a really special Fanwoodian."

Overachieving Wunderkinds Make Best of Students Feel Like 'Failures'


Government Reform Thought:  The state must make a concerted effort to ensure that shared services grants to counties and towns result in real savings for taxpayers and not just shared services conferences and discussions.  See Year-to-date Reform Thoughts.

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