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Local Schools and Police Working Together for Safety

Board of Adjust. OK’s 13-Unit Development at Grove-Myrtle

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
Fanwood Seeking More Revenue By Creating 501c3 Non-Profit
Increased School Security Vowed In Local Schools
SP-F BOE OK’s Calendar For 2018-2019 School Year

Council Hears Commuter Pleas for Parking Spots

Garwood BOE Budget Due To County Super. By Mar. 19

Freeholders Honor Retiring Mgr., Long-Time Employee
Union County Mgr. Unveils $489-Mil. Executive Budget

Community Programs Help Forge Police-Public Partnerships
Al Faella Has Served County Well As Manager, Department Head

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SECOND DISTRICT TITLE, SECOND “OW” AWARD...Blue Devil sophomore CJ Composto, top, claimed a 19-2, tech fall over Connor Robinson (North Hunterdon) and also received his second District 15 Outstanding Wrestler Award.

Honor Roll - Park Middle School (2nd Marking Period)

Engineered Fun - McKinley Hosts Fifth Annual STEAM Night

Way To Go - Local Students Named to Fall Dean's List at Seton Hall
Big Accomplishment - Degrees Awarded to Local UA Students
Great Job - Killeen Earns Dean’s List at Univ. Nebraska
Arts & Entertainment
Criminally Talented - It Would be a Crime to Miss CDC’s Latest Production

Popcorn - Peter Rabbit: Hop to It!

Spotlight - Local Filmmaker Selected for Garden State Film Festival
Chosen Ones - High School, Intermediate Music Honors Announced
On Display - JCC MetroWest Presents March and April Exhibits

YOUNG VOLUNTEER...Wesley Lewis, 12, receives the Volunteer of the Month recognition of the Fanwood Mayor and Council for his work in support of the annual Go Red for Women’s Heart Health campaign. Wesley was accompanied by his sister, Alana, and father, Ian, who is sergeant with the Fanwood Rescue Squad. Wesley was presented with a print of Fanwood’s historic train station by Councilman Tom Kranz.

Week in Sports Voorhees Lions 1st, R. Park 2nd, WF 3rd at District 15 Mat Championship; Raiders Defeat Pioneers In UCT Boys Hoops 2nd Round; Cougar Basketball Boys Roll Past Brearley Bear Boys; Raiders Edge Chatham Reclaim Sectional Swim Title; No. 1 BrH2O Tops Blue Devils In Section Swim Finals; Devil's Den: Cappiello Needs Kidney To Start Living Again; Raider Boys Fall to Summit In Section Swim Final

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Summary Of Community Posts Recommended Reading
See all 2018-02-28 Union County - Freeholder Bruce Bergen has been appointed as the Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC), a rail transit advocacy group representing towns and counties along the NJ TRANSIT Raritan Valley line. 1519840596
See all 2018-02-28 Mountainside - Water company crews continue to attempt to repair the broken water main. Rt. 22 E at Walnut Ave remains restricted to 1 lane. Use Rt. 78 E as an alternate. 1519820883
See all 2018-02-27 Mountainside - There is a broken water main on Rt. 22 East at Walnut Ave. Eastbound traffic is restricted to one lane while repairs are being made. Expect delays in the area and plan alternate routes. 1519752516
See all 2018-02-26 Westfield - This is the time of the year when we start seeing an increase in potholes due to freezing and thawing. When I drive around Westfield I always report a pothole that I see but the Town has over 100 Miles of local roadways and can
See all 2018-02-26 On Sunday, April 29, 2018, volunteers from the American Cancer Society will be joining forces with residents of New Jersey AND their dogs to take steps toward a common goal: the elimination of suffering caused by cancer. Bark For Life of C
See all 2018-02-24 Springfield - Women from Springfield and the surrounding communities are invited to a Womens Lenten Tea and Theology at St. James the Apostle Church, 41 South Springfield Ave., Springfield, on Sunday March 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM. Dr. Julie Bur
See all 2018-02-22 Westfield - Public School District: 18feb21; This afternoon, Edison School was contacted by the Westfield Police Department who reported receiving a concerning phone call from a cell phone in the vicinity of Edison School. The school went
See all 2018-02-22 Union County - 412 (Sen. Nicholas Scutari elected DEM Party Chair) over - 341 (Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr) at the UC Democratic Committee Chairman election Wednesday night February 21 2018 at Gran Centurions in Clark. 1519303285
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The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
PO Box 250, 251 North Ave. West, Westfield, NJ 07091
Tel 908 232-4407; fax 908 232-0473