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Scotch Plains/Fanwood
Council OKs 2-Percent Hike In Township Manager’s Salary
No Final Decision Yet On Scotch Plains Town Hall Location
Fanwood Borough Council Honors Eleanor McGovern, Tom Kranz

Cranford School District to See Share of Birchwood PILOT

Garwood Council Creates Parks and Recreation Committee
Board of Education Recognizes Honor Students, Board Members


I Tried to be Careful, Mr. Jones; Thank You Santa for Understanding
Bah, Humbug! Ebenezer Scrooge; It's Not the Ghosts of Christmas
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas

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Sports Photo of the Week

BLUE DEVIL BOYS 2018-19 VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM...Pictured, left to right, are: front row; Pete Meixner, Zander Barraza, Pat Bass, Jake Walsh (captain), Griffin Rooney (captain), Andrew Echausse, Ezra Budashewitz and Dan Bills; back row, Sean Logan, Ryan Friedberg, Ray Hurtt, Hank Shapiro (captain), Logan Howland, Jack Spellman, Declan McCauley and Colin Freer. See photos from last year at Ballyhoo Sports.

Education Matters
Mission Trip - Grace Cull of SP Shares Operation Smile Mission

Public Invited  - Wardlaw+Hartridge To Host Gingerbread House Festival Dec. 19

Arts & Entertainment
Jersey Stories - Scotch Plains Resident / Reporter Fred T. Rossi Publishes First Book

Broadway Stars - Ring In The New Year with NJFO

On Display - ‘Stories in Abstract’ Opens At Gallery on Boulevard

Showcase - Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Share Talents At Art Show and Concert
Community Photo of the Week

FAREWELL, ELEANOR MCGOVERN…Fanwood Borough Administrator/Clerk Eleanor McGovern, pictured at right, is presented with a fleece jacket by Councilwoman Kathy Mitchell with her name and the borough seal embroidered on it as a retirement gift for her 35 years as the borough clerk and administrator. Monday’s council meeting was her last meeting.

The Week in Sports: Blue Devils Team to Beat in Union County Wrestling; Blue Devil Boy Cagers Have Depth & Experience This Year; Raiders Bring Many New Faces To Girls Basketball This Year; Raider Boy Cagers’ Strength Begins With Deep Front Court


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Summary Of Community Posts
See all 2019-12-24 New Vernon - Choral Art Society of New Jersey will present AMERICANA, A Concert of American Music Treasures at 7:00 PM, Friday, January 24, 2020, at the First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon, 2 Lees Hill Road, New Vernon, NJ, and at 3:00
See all 2019-12-23 Westfield - the Union County Regional Dispatch Center will now manage police, fire, and emergency medical service calls for the Township of Berkeley Heights, under a contract approved by the Freeholder Board during the regular meeting on D
See all 2019-12-22 Westfield - Last Thursday was the College Mens Club of Westfield Scholarship Awards night! So proud of these young men who the CMCW have had the pleasure of assisting through their college journey. It was lovely to check in and hear the wo
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
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The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
PO Box 250, 251 North Ave. West, Westfield, NJ 07091
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