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Westfield Council Awards Contracts; Discusses Recreation Commission Projects

DWC Holds Reorganization Meeting; Names New Board Member
Scotch Plains/Fanwood

SP Council OKs Emergency Management Equipment Purchase, Park Pavilion
FW Council Discusses Police Merger, Recycling
BOE Lauds SPFHS Soccer Teams
SP Planning Board Set For Master Plan Review
Council Approves Purchase of New Ambulance
BOE OKs Revised Bond Referendum
Police Officers Advance; Josh Furer Recognized
CF Committee Discusses Hiking Pool Fees, New Police Department SUVs
Council Considers Hiring AFC Project Manager
County Applying For Grants For Bridge Repairs
RVSA to Pursue Clean Energy Loans
Fishman Investigation Should Be Thorough Without Politics
Ground Hog Day Scandals, ChuckGate

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WINNER OF THE 500-FREESTYLE...Blue Devil John Lindros, swimming in Lane 2, won the 500-freestyle and also won the 200-freestyle against Bergen Catholic at Wallace Pool in Westfield on Jan. 24.

Arts and Entertainment
‘Friends with Benefits’: Takes on New Meaning
Popcorn: “Jack Ryan - Shadow Recruit” Don’t Volunteer
On Display: Photographs by Leona M. Seufert on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery
Ragtime: Haskell to Star in Pleasant Valley Productions play
Landscapes: Cynthia Weiss to Present Workshop at SPFAA
Apply Now - College Woman’s Club Seeks 2014 Scholarship Applicants

Special Honor - Lincoln School Celebrates Grandparents’ Day

Announcement - Holy Trinity to Offer Full-Day Kindergarten
Animal Lover - Veterinarian Visits Holy Trinity School
Good Students - Regional Schools Announce Dean's Lists

NEW PROJECT...Construction has begun on Fanwood Crossing II, the newest mixed use building that will be connected with Fanwood Crossing. The parking lot and will include a pedestrian plaza and walkways.

Week in Sports Blue Devil Boys Pull Away From Bergen Catholic; No. 1 Lady Blue Devils Pass No. 2 Immaculate Heart Academy; Winning UCT Swim Titles Not as Easy as It Seems; Blue Devils’ Quickness, Jars Johnson Lady B’ballers; Cougar Matmen March Past Westfield Blue Devils ... Photos

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See all 2014-02-05 Union County - Deer Management; Due to Monday's and today's snow storms, the final day of the 2014 Union County Deer Management Program has been re-scheduled to Friday, February 7. Hunters will be in Lenape Park, Nomahegan Park, Passaic Ri
See all 2014-02-05 Union County College has a delayed opening on Weds., Feb. 5. Offices open at 4:30PM and classes resume at 5PM. Check the Website for updates. 1391612856
See all 2014-02-05 Region - from - Service on the Northeast Corridor Line, America's busiest rail line, has been suspended in both directions between Trenton and New York due to heavy icing on the overhead electrical wires that power the trains. Servi
See all 2014-02-05 Westfield - The area is operational this Wednesday Morning; schools are closed. What a weather mess. Several more inches of snow along with sleet and ice now turning to rain. Main roads are plowed, but treacherous. Public transportation is
See all 2014-02-04 County - Union County College has a delayed opening on Weds., Feb. 5. Offices open at 11:30 a.m. and classes resume at noon. Check the Web site for updated information. 1391559206
See all 2014-02-04 State - Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (Westfield) said today that the Legislature should not pause its investigation of the closing of lanes at the George Washington Bridge in September because of a federal investigation as long
See all 2014-02-04 Region - Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jerseys largest electric and gas utility, is preparing for more wintry weather that is expected to bring a mix of snow, sleet and ice through Thursday morning, according to curr
See all 2014-02-04 Westfield - The February meeting of the Genealogical Society of the West Fields will be held on Thursday, February 13,2014 in the local history room of the Westfield Public Library. The meeting will begin at 1:00 pm and will feature Gina R
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?'

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