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Westfield Snow Efforts Have Included 14 Storms, Downtown

Council Hears Presentation From Architectural Firm
Direct Trains to New York City Finally Arrive
Scotch Plains/Fanwood

SP Council to Discuss Changes to Form of Government
FW Declares February Black History Month; Holds Comcast Hearing
Consolidation Panel May Apply for 503c Status
Vastine Responds to Mayorís Comments on Merger, Taxes
Council Honors Centenarian and Eagle Scout
Board Of Education Adds Makeup Days Due to Snowstorms
Peyton's Peek at the Week in Politics
Government ... Like Fire, It is a Dangerous Servant, Fearful Master
Does Media Know Something We Donít About Bridgegate?

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DRIVING PAST A COUGAR...Raider Devin Glover, No. 5, tries to drive around Cougar Luke Christiano, No. 11, in the Union County Tournament opening round in Cranford on February 15. The Cougars won, 53-39.

Arts and Entertainment
Spring Awakening: Cranford Dramatic Club Musical Sizzles With Adolescent Angst
Popcorn: ďThe Monuments MenĒ - Hardly Monumental
Acclaimed Cellist: Allison Eldredge Performs With NJ Festival Orchestr
Help Wanted: Volunteers Needed for Union County Teen Arts Festival
Paying It Forward: Theater Project Jr. Gives Back to Jardine Academy
Merit - Scotch Plains-Fanwood Students Named Scholarship Finalists

Checking In - New Jersey Department of Education Leaders Visit WHS

Honor Society - Union County Students Nominated for National Scholarship
New Addition - Union County College Hires VP for Students
Marketing Project - Westfield High School Students Apply Business Principles to TV

FUTURE LEADERS...The Educational Enrichment Foundation of Scotch Plains- Fanwood and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District sponsored a Leadership Training Conference for middle school students at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Saturday.

Week in Sports Blue Devil Swim Boys Glide By Raiders in Semis; Cougars Hustle Past Raiders In UCT Boys Basketball; Blue Devil Boys Win Section, Girls Upset by Hunt. Central; Once Youíre Forgotten, You Stay Forgotten; Lady Raiders Roar to Rout Roselle Rams Cagers; Lady Cougar Cagers Clip Plainfield Cardinals ... Photos

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See all 2014-02-26 Trenton - Judge rules Trenton Mayor Tony Mack removed from office Asw. Holly Schepisi said a convicted New Jersey public official should be required to leave office immediately once he or she is convicted. Currently, their removal can
See all 2014-02-24 Garwood - Police Chief; We have a situation on North Maple between North Avenue and the entrance's to the parking areas located behind The Lofts and The Westwood where the road has started to erode badly. A large section of the pavement ha
See all 2014-02-24 Garwood - S.A.R.A 6th Annual Tricky Tray - Sunday, April 6th at The Westwood in Garwood, NJ from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is a fundraising event for Summit Animal Rescue Association. The money raised at this event helps us to pay for vett
See all 2014-02-24 WASHINGTON DC - Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today released the following statement in response to a report
See all 2014-02-24 Westfield - Pool Registration information has been mailed to all 2013 pool members. Members can register on line, mail in, or in person through April 10th, 2014. Once pre-registration of current 2013 members is completed for the 2014 s
See all 2014-02-21 Livingston - The Foundation for Diabetes Research, FDR, will be hosting it's 3rd annual Rollerskating event on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 6pm- 8pm at Florham Park Roller Rink. Here's a fun way to help with FDR's quest to find a cure for Diab
See all 2014-02-20 Garwood - Sound Station presents all ages rock matinee at Crossroads Garwood Sunday Feb. 23rd at 1pm. Bands include Don Giovanni recording artists Black Wine followed by Eastern Anchors, Extras inc., Tri State & many others. 8 great local
See all 2014-02-20 Westfield - Touch and see unusual and beautiful Animals from around the world. Amazing, educational fun for your entire family! Saturday, March 15th, 2014; 2:00 PM; Tickets: $10. Westfield Community Players; For more information: call
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Speaking Out For You
Itís 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).

Itís evident to those that are bilked now that ObamaCare is fraught with lies, deception and malice. Most of you donít know how bad it is. Youíll know next year when the ďbell tolls for thee.Ē You still have time to save yourself, though itís too late for us.

ď... Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didnít speak out because I wasnít a trade unionist. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me (Martin NiemŲller, Nazi Germany).Ē Well, Iím speaking out for you.

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

Those calling for  Obamaís resignation have not thought it through. Do they want Biden to become president? Whatís hungered for is the resignation of the matched set. Of course they wonít resign. Their egos canít 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, Iím fighting mad. Itís not about the moronic website. For those that disagree with me, donít take it out on my employees ó take it out on me. My name is Horace Corbin, Publisher.

Is Our Healthcare Plan Substandard?

Weíve 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 donít choose to buy maternity leave or pediatric care. There are other items. Obamacare requires them to buy extra things that they donít 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?

* 02/11/2014: Businesses with 50 to 99 employees will be required to certify to the IRS Ė under penalty of perjury Ė that ObamaCare was not a motivating factor in their staffing decisions.

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