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Westfield: - Property Tax Video
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Parking Fines Go to $32; $38 Mil. Budget OK’d
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Bd. of Ed. Approves Emergency Comm. System
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Communities to Celebrate Memorial Day
dot.jpg (865 bytes) DWC Proposes Grace Periods on Parking Fines
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Jury Awards $5.5 Mil. to Murder Victim's Family
dot.jpg (865 bytes) DARE Program Holds Cook-Off to Raise Funds
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Senior Citizen Housing Corp. Marks 30th Year
Scotch Plains/Fanwood:
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP to Establish SID Next Month
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Updated Redevelopment Plan Presented to PB
dot.jpg (865 bytes) SP Plans Resurfacing Program for Summer
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Council Introduces $10.5-Million Budget
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Residents Make Budget Suggestions to Council
dot.jpg (865 bytes) BOE Approves Personnel, Awards Students
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Freeholders to Introduce 2008 Budget on May 29
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Lapolla Leaving Turnpike For Private Sector
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Young: Exit Iraq In 2 Years, Eliminate Edu. Dept.
dot.jpg (865 bytes) Roughneen: Cut Fed Spending, Bureaucracy 



RUBBER DUCKIE...The Second Annual Rubber Duck Race took place on Sunday, May 18, at Mindowaskin Park in Westfield to raise awareness and funds for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Close to 500 people gathered outside to cheer on 4,500 rubber ducks floating across Mindowaskin pond. This year’s race raised $16,500. Pictured upper left, from left to right, are: Rutgers football player Art Forst; Patrick Higgins, who is diagnosed with SMA and is the son of Maureen and Bill, coordinators of the race, and Rutgers football player Shamar Graves.

Editorial: War Has Been With Us, But Brave Soldiers Save Our Freedom...Monday is Memorial Day, the last Monday of May. It was formerly called Decoration Day to commemorate U.S. men and women who have died in military service to our country. It was started to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include all who died in any war or armed forces action.

Editorial: A Half-Won War Is Sure to Result In a Most Unsatisfactory Peace...
The Westfield Leader, December 20, 1917 - There is no doubt that Germany wants peace, but it is equally certain that is has no offer to make that is not based solely on its own advantage. There is not the slightest possibility of any sort of peace at present and it is wasting time to talk about peace until the war is won, and it will be won by the Allies.

Editorial: Freedom Isn’t Free...
This Memorial Day, remember the Americans who died in war for our freedom.

GOING FOR THE RECORDS...Blue Devil Adam Bergo attempts to clear 6'9.5" to break the meet record in the high jump but comes up a little shy. Bergo did, however, break the triple jump record with a distance of 46'8.25".

Week In Sports: Minutemen Stop Blue Devils For UCT Baseball Crown; Blue Devil Boys Grab Crown At UC Track Championship; Raiders, Devils Place At UCT Girls Track & Field; Panthers Stun Westfield In UCT Softball Quarterfinals - Photos

Strings Attached...

COME WHAT MAY: Movies in May showcases work of talented young filmmakers
ACOUSTICS GOOD IN FW: Carlini trio (above) brings acoustical music to public
NOTABILITY: Tour of Notable Homes brings eclectic mix of area residences
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW: WF band celebrates Halos and Pitchforks in Crossroads
GHOST TOWN: FW's Carriage House Series goes gothic for anniversary
MAKE SOME NOISE: Choirs make 'joyful noise' for Harmony and Hope
POPCORN: Speed Racer - Can't Get Out of its Own Way

PAINFUL CLOSING...Founded in 1876, Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center is closing due to financial losses. The hospital in Plainfield, as viewed from Hub Stine Field, serves many local towns such as Fanwood, Scotch Plains and Westfield.

Devils Den:
In the State Tournament, It's Either 'Thrill' Or 'Agony'


AP Exams: Worth All the Aggravation?

Government Reform Thought: We think it's probably a good idea to move the school board elections to November as being contemplated by state legislators. However, we are concerned about a provision to end the practice of having voters cast ballots on school budgets.   See Year-to-date Reform Thoughts.

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