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Battiloro Hired As Next Police Chief in Westfield
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HPC: New Home Is In Keeping With Ordinances

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
BOE Attorney Retiring After Over 40 Years
Fanwood Council Thanks Molenaar For His Service
Second Phase of Redevelop. To Focus on Snuffy’s Site
Fanwood Rec. Updates Forest Rd. Park Master Plan

New Police Officers, Park Proposed For Mountainside

Cranford Unveils Additional Plans to ‘Reimagine’ Schools
Cranford Adopts Housing Plan; RDP Ordered to Rise

Strategic Plan Meetings Continue In Garwood
Garwood Planning Bd. OKs Auto Body Site Plan

Freeholders Approve Raises for Dept. Directors

I Tried to be Careful, Mr. Jones; Thank You Santa for understanding
Bah Humbug! Ebenezer Scrooge; It's Not the Ghosts of Christmas


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BREEZING THROUGH THE 500-FREESTYLE...Raider senior Josh Cohen breezes his way to victory in the 500-freestyle during the meet with the Chatham Cougars on December 12. The Raider boys overwhelmed Chatham, 113-57.

Honor Roll - Roosevelt Intermediate School (1st Marking Period)

Techies - Westfield Students Enjoy Coding Activities

Linguistic - SPFHS World Language Honor Societies Inducts New Members

Important Issue - Westfield PTC is Sponsoring Talk On Understanding Special Education Law

Outstanding - Emily Tinnirella To Graduate from ESU
Arts & Entertainment
An Icon - Union County Performing Arts Center’s ICON 2018 Named

Musical Celebration - Broadway Stars Join NJFO New Year’s Eve

Popcorn - Colette - Liberté, Égalité and Literature

World-Class - Grammy Winner Jon Secada To Perform at Enlow Hall
Curbside Pickup - WHS Band Christmas Tree Collection Sign Ups Open

FAREWELL...It was Fanwood Councilman Jack Molenaar’s last meeting Monday night after nine years on the council. He did not run for reelection this year because he said his work on council is done. His major accomplishments include leading downtown redevelopment and getting curbside recycling before the council for passage. 

Week in Sports Blue Devils, Indians, Cougars Strong in UC Wrestling; Raiders Overwhelm Chatham In Boys Swim Clash; Blue Devils’ 3rd Q Surge Ices UC Lady Viking Cagers; Cougar Cagers Stop Raiders In Girls Season Opener; Raiders’ Late Swim Surge Nips Chatham Lady Cougars; Knight Has Built On WHS’s Swim Legacy (Devil's Den)

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See all 2018-12-22 Summit - statement from the Summit Police Department on an incident that occurred today in Summit. Please let me know if you have any questions or require additional information. Earlier today, a road rage incident occurred in Summit betwe
See all 2018-12-21 Fine defense kept the Westfield High School girls basketball team in the game with the visiting Hopewell Valley Central Lady Bulldogs but inability to find the basket put the Blue Devils on the short side of a 41-39 decision on December 20
See all 2018-12-21 Will Fernandez came through with a key pin in the next to the last bout at 113-lbs when the chips were down to clinch a 39-33 victory for the Cranford High School wrestling team over the hosting Rahway Indians on December 19. AJ Bencivenga
See all 2018-12-21 The Cranford High School boys basketball team withstood a furious third-quarter and early fourth-quarter comeback to defeat the Millburn Millers, 63-52, in Cranford on December 18. Hunter Goff sank a team-leading 19 points, Jeremy Ruka buc
See all 2018-12-21 Summit - Madrigal Singers to present Post Holiday Concert. The Madrigal Singers will present their Post Holiday Concert, O Magnum Mysterium, on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the United Methodist Church, 17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit, New Je
See all 2018-12-20 Westfield - The Westfield Area AARP Chapter 4137 will have its next meeting on Monday, January 7 at 1:00 PM at the Scotch Hills Country Club, on Jerusalem Rd. and Plainfield Ave. in Scotch Plains. In its ongoing series of programs pertaini
See all 2018-12-20 Westfield - Lifelong Westfield will host a special forum for seniors on the current property tax revaluationon Wednesday, January 9, at 10 am at the Presbyterian Church of Westfield, 140 Mountain Ave. Seniors who own their homes are encour
See all 2018-12-20 Union County - the 2019 Installation and Reorganization Meeting of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 12:00 p.m., in the Courtroom of the Honorable Assignment Judge Karen M. Cassidy, at
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PO Box 250, 251 North Ave. West, Westfield, NJ 07091
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