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Headlines This Week

Town Council Approves Deer Hunt To Commence in January
DWC Discusses Town’s 300th Anniversary, Sign Awards

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
Scotch Plains Honors Volunteers During 29th Mayor’s Gala
Pat DiNizio Home Is Planned for Teardown and Subdivision
Zoning Bd. Denies Request To Build Eight-Car Garage

Cell Tower Hearing Addresses Public Safety at UCC Campus
New Clinical Lab Approved By Cranford Planning Bd.

Freeholders, Dept. Heads To Get Raises In 2020

Prescription Legislation Offers Some Relief to Chronically Ill
New Jersey Should Not Allow Districts to Exceed 2-Percent Cap


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Sports Photo of the Week

LOOKING TO GO TO AC AGAIN...Raider junior Brandon Bowles, top, who qualified for the NJSIAA Tournament in Atlantic City last March at 113-lbs is looking to qualify once again this season at 120/126-lbs.

Education Matters
Making An Impact - Westfield Foundation Distributes Grants, Seeks Donations

Supporting Music  - WHS Band and Choir to Hold Christmas Tree Removal Fundraiser

Pomp and Circumstance  - World Language Honor Societies Holds Induction Ceremony at SPFHS

Competition  - Jefferson Robotics Team Advances to State Championship
Arts & Entertainment
It’s a Wonderful Life - CDC Puts the Wonder in Staged Production

Popcorn - The Irishman - At 3 Hours & 29 Minutes, it all Depends®

Good Cause - Gift Wrapping at Lord & Taylor to Benefit Westfield Historical Society

'Tis the Season - Westfield to Celebrate Holidays with Elf Movie, Gingerbread House, More
Community Photo of the Week

CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAY IN STYLE...The Township of Scotch Plains hosted its annual holiday celebration and Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on Sunday at the Alan Augustine Village Green on Park Avenue. Hundreds of residents attended the event, which featured free horse-drawn carriage rides around the downtown area, pony rides, a petting zoo, visits with Santa, hot cider, cookie decorating, face painting, music and more.

The Week in Sports: Depth in Lineup Could Benefit Cougar Matmen This Season; Blue Devil Lady Cagers Return Bulk of Team & Youth Talent; Cougar Cagers Look to Turn Close Losses to Wins This Year; Raiders Return Experienced Group of Wrestlers This Year; Raider Swim Boys Need Depth, Girls Return Experienced Cast; Raiders Battled Consistency, Finished 12-8-3 in Boys Soccer


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See all 2019-12-18 Area - To place your Christmas greeting in the Leader newspaper, go to => There is no charge. Wish your friends and customers Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 1576684984
See all 2019-12-18 Westfield - Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean commended the New Jersey General Assembly for passing his legislation that would require NJ Transit to study the restoration of the Raritan Valley Lines full-time direct rail service to New Yor
See all 2019-12-16 Scotch Plains - Police Department is extending its annual Toy Drive until Friday December 20th. Please give a gift to a family in need this holiday season. Drop off at the Scotch Plains Police Department lobby. Please bring all gifts unwra
See all 2019-12-16 Cranford - CELL TOWER ZONING BOARD MEETING on DECEMBER 16th at 7:30 PM Verizon has filed an application with the Cranford Zoning Board to install a 148 foot cell tower on the Union County College campus in Cranford and will be presenting a
See all 2019-12-16 Westfield - First Congregational Church welcomes all to celebrate Christmas at any of its worship celebrations. Sunday, 12/22 SILENT NIGHTS 7pm A time of reflection for those struggling to find joy at Christmas due to recent or lingering d
See all 2019-12-15 WESTFIELD, N.J. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick wants to know when Democrats will address the most important issues facing New Jersey. While polls have consistently shown for years that people are most concerned about high taxes, t
See all 2019-12-14 Summit - The Madrigal Singers will present their Our Annual "Last Chance at Christmas" Concert, A Child is Born, on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the United Methodist Church, 17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit, New Jersey at 4:00 p.m. General ad
See all 2019-12-13 Fanwood - The annual reorganization meeting is Sunday, January 5 at noon. We will be saying goodbye to long standing public servant, Business Administration Eleanor McGovern, as well as Councilman Tom Kranz. We will also be welcoming new C
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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