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Westfield Police Participate In Counterterrorism Training

Town Council Discusses DPW Method of Snow Removal

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

SP Council to Begin Talks on 2014 Municipal Budget
FW Council Discusses Budget Goals; Orders Additional Salt
BOE Hears Presentation On Common Core Standards
Mayor Glover Discusses Police Department Merger, Budget, Downtown

Council Discusses Road Repairs On Wyoming Drive

Peyton's Peek at the Week in Politics

Nurses Are Vital to Patient Care at Region’s Hospitals
Winter Snow; Ground Hog’s Prediction Is On Track

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REALLY GOING AFTER THE BALL...Cougars Jack McCaffrey, left, and John Oblachinski, right, put the pinch on Raider Jack Poillon in Cranford on January 30. The Cougars defeated the Raiders.

Arts and Entertainment
Popcorn: “The Invisible Woman” -  Barely Worth Seeing
Six-Hands: Musical Club of Westfield to Feature Piano Trio
High Spirited: NJ Festival Orchestra Presents The Gypsy Spirit
Take the Stage: Community Access Unlimited Presents Beatrix Potter
Free Event: Mark Doty To Read At Carriage House Poetry Series 
Youth Poetry - WCW Announces Writing Contest Winners

Congrats - Hartnett Earns Perfect SAT Score in Writing

Expand Your Library - Scholastic Book Fair at Holy Trinity
Raising Funds - Wardlaw-Hartridge Holds Benefit For Athletic Programs
Nice Job - Westfield High School Wins Science Olympiad Medals

PICTURE PERFECT...The cannon in Scotch Plains is covered in snow on Monday after Mother Nature delivered another winter storm to the area.

Week in Sports Raiders Nip Westfield In ‘Pin Cancer’ Final Bout; Cougars’ Run in 3rd Rattles Raider Basketball Boys; Sharing a Parallel Universe With One of the Greats; Cougars’ Super Match-Ups Ground GL Matmen; GL Highlanders Hypnotize Blue Devil B’Ballers; Roselle Park Panthers Chill SPF Raider Wrestlers ... Photos

Summary Of Community Posts
See all 2014-02-12 Trenton, NJ With severe winter weather expected to arrive in New Jersey tonight, Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to continue coordinating all preparation, respon
See all 2014-02-11 Mountainside -- The Mountainside PBA Local # 126 will be hosting a fundraiser for Richard Osieja and his family. Capt. Osieja has been diagnosed with cancer, and is fighting this the same way he has approached his Law enforcement career wi
See all 2014-02-11 Westfield -- Westfields Contagious Laughter Improv Troupe led by Beth Painter, will be performing a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation, New Jersey Chapter on Friday, February 21, 2014. The event will be held at the historic Edison Valley
See all 2014-02-07 The Scotch Plains Lions Club will once again hold a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday March 2nd . This function will be held at the Scotch Hills Country Club, Jerusalem Road and Plainfield Avenue in Scotch Plains, from 8 am until 12 noon.. This
See all 2014-02-07 Westfield - Hey Westfield Leader - Given the amount snow we have gotten could they possible try and plow a side street ANY WHERE in the rest of the town?? There are huge ruts and blocks of ice all over town. I drove thru Garwood and Keniwo
See all 2014-02-07 Westfield - Given the amount of recent snow and ice, the Town of Westfield will be removing snow and ice from the sidewalks in downtown Westfield tonight, Friday, February 7, 2014 from midnight until 7 am. Please do not park on the streets
See all 2014-02-06 Westfield - One Seat Ride - The February 10, 2014 Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Town of Westfield meeting date has been rescheduled to Tuesday February 18, 2014. The meeting will take place at 8:30 a.m. in the Town of Westfield Council Cha
See all 2014-02-06 Westfield - Police Department reports traffic delays on northbound Central Avenue in Westfield due to PSE&G roadwork near the Post Office. Work is expected to continue into the mid-afternoon hours. Expect delays. Plan an alternate route, i
Please Help The College Men's Club of Westfield locate their Alumni - See the Names Here
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Speaking Out For You
It’s Too Late For Us... But You Can Still Save Yourself

2013-11-21: Only five million people have lost their health care so far because of ObamaCare. Unfortunately, our workers are included in this. This staggering number is actually very low compared to what is coming. The vast number of citizens will not be affected until next year. With political manipulation and to divide and conquer, Obama and his henchmen have postponed having it applied to corporations, unions, government, teachers, police, firefighters and others until after the national elections next year (2014).

It’s evident to those that are bilked now that ObamaCare is fraught with lies, deception and malice. Most of you don’t know how bad it is. You’ll know next year when the “bell tolls for thee.” You still have time to save yourself, though it’s too late for us.

“... Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me (Martin Niemöller, Nazi Germany).” Well, I’m speaking out for you.

You must defeat these “LIZARDS” next year in the national elections. LIZARDS (Liberal Inane Zombies and Radicalized Democrats).

Those calling for  Obama’s resignation have not thought it through. Do they want Biden to become president? What’s hungered for is the resignation of the matched set. Of course they won’t resign. Their egos can’t contemplate such an honorable deed.  Obama will be gone in 2016. Until then, you must minimize the damage.

There is no lobby to stand up for the middle-class American citizen. You must stand up for yourself starting now. I promise all the ink in my barrel and all the gigabytes in my bandwidth to fight this atrocity for you.

Yes, I’m fighting mad. It’s not about the moronic website. For those that disagree with me, don’t take it out on my employees — take it out on me. My name is Horace Corbin, Publisher.

Is Our Healthcare Plan Substandard?

We’ve been asked to explain why we lost our healthcare. The drift of things: Our employees determine the features of their health care plan knowing that the cost comes out of their end of the year profit sharing (which they work hard for and deserve). No one here is of child-bearing age, so they don’t choose to buy maternity leave or pediatric care. There are other items. Obamacare requires them to buy extra things that they don’t need or want. So our group plan is cancelled. They are left with Obama Quotes for each individual. The cost is much higher and unaffordable. It appears they will also be taxed on it if the company helps. Where is that money going? And where is that money to come from?

2013-12-03 Update

* Obama and his RADs (Radicalized Democrats) invoked the "Nuclear Option" in the Senate to stifle debate over his nominations to pack the Supreme Court by voiding the 225-year rule of operation.

* Obama went to the teleprompter for political purposes to tell the public he decided that insurers can continue to offer their existing plans for another year, which is impossible and beyond the legal authority of the President to arbitrarily change laws. Obama is counter attacking his critics and is spending more millions of taxpayer dollars to promote Obamacare.

* Obama extended the date when the big next wave of Obamacare hits the nation (for corporations) until just after elections next year.

* NJ Gov. Chris Christie says Obama should just tell the truth.

* Insurer NJ Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield says it's not their fault, to the tens of thousands of customers in the state that are having their policies cancelled on 12/31/2013.

* There is a new website just activated by the insurance industry,, that has been authorized to sell health care due to the abysmal failure of Obamacare. It provides cost and options before you need to provide your personal information and buy it. The director of the website said he would never provide his personal information on the Obamacare website. Unfortunately, it is not available in all states due to Federal Banking and Insurance Commission regulations.

* Obama says the website is working much better now. Critics say the website is insecure and wide open for hackers to collect personal data of those that apply. Insurance companies say the Obamacare website is giving them incorrect forms for applicants and policies are falling through the cracks. Commentary: "Fixing the ObamaCare website is like greasing the guillotine."

* As of 12/01/13, approximately 800,000 in New Jersey have lost their health care policies with little idea of what to do.

* Update 12/10/13: People seeking insurance on the ObamaCare exchanges are finding the plans limit access to some of the best-ranked hospitals and cancer centers in the country. Former top health care adviser for the White House reveals, that's how the program was designed. Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel claimed Obama did not mislead. Emanuel added: "If you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that."

* 12/11/2013: There are 21 ObamaCare US Senators (Dems) up for re-election in 2014 with more than half of those being vulnerable. To respond for having your health care being cancelled (or soon to be cancelled), use your voice at the ballot box and make sure they don't get reelected.

* 12/14/2013: 2013's "Lie of the Year." Obama's oft-repeated promise that people who liked their insurance could keep under ObamaCare it was a "lie." PolitiFact, a political fact-checking website deemed the claim 2013's "Lie of the Year."
What a mess. Jan 1, hundreds of thousands in NJ will not be able to have found alternate to cancelled plans; millions in the country. Obama fiddles while Rome burns.
The latest deadline delay for the Affordable Care Act could lead to even more enrollment problems and place a bigger burden on insurance companies, experts say.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday it would require insurance companies to accept premium payments for plans that start on Jan. 1 up until Dec. 31-eight days from the already once delayed date of Dec. 23.
"This will kill insurance companies," says Devon Herrick, senior analyst at the National Center for Policy Analysis, of the latest deadline extension. "I don't think insurance companies will be there on New Year's Day figuring out what they owe, who they need to bill and who has legitimate coverage. You can see what a mess this is---I can't imagine insurance companies can solve this in one day, especially when that day is a holiday."

* 12/20/2013: In the spirit of Christmas, further updates are suspended until next year. Merry Christmas.

* 01/10/2014: The Obamacare Time Bomb is in limbo at the moment as the impact of the first wave is unmeasured and confusion abounds. Many that are impacted by this first wave don't know if they have health care or not, or if their doctors will treat them should they become ill. The issues are being ignored by the federal government and the politicians have gone underground. Obamacare supporters are desperately searching for issues to distract the public. This coming November will be a tsunami as the Obamacare Law, however it happens to be decreed and interpreted, hits the major part of the nation. Employers are working hard to deal with that which is impending, unfortunately searching for means to reduce employees such as investing in automation and moving operations off shore. The U.S. Senate elections in November will determine the direction and speed of this pendulum.

* 01/09/2014 Letter to the editor - "Dark Ages With Obama, Be Brave and Fix the Outrageous Destruction"

* 01/10/2014 The Obama administration has cut ties with CGI Federal for its work as the main contractor on the Obamacare website, a source familiar with the decision told CNN.

AFL-CIO... saying that the "highly disruptive" implementation of ObamaCare will drive up the costs of union-sponsored health plans to the point that workers and employers are forced to abandon them.

01/31/2014: CNN, 'The imperial presidency?'

02/10/2014:  Obama Administration announces another delay in ObamaCare employer mandate; by decree? Hoping to delude the public to forestall their doom for the upcoming Senate election?

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