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Advertiser of the Week

Westfield High School Community Mourns Passing of ’19 Graduate
Westfield Neighborhood Council Celebrating 50th Anniversary

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
Scotch Plains Council Endorses Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Fanwood Council Introduces South Avenue Development Plan
Township Officials Happy That Sewage Leak Was Contained Quickly
Scotch Plains Zoning Board Approves Subdivision

Borough Council Appoints Interim Administrator

Todisco Comments on Paperboard Building Collapse

Kehler Improvements on Schedule; Ponderosa Fields Get New Turf
Upgraded County Parks Offer Facilities for Sports, Passive Use

The 50th Anniversary Of Westfield Neighborhood Council
Cranford Ban on Plastics Is Questionable At Best

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Sports Photo of the Week

NAILED AT THIRD...Cougar third baseman Will Kahney puts the tag on SPF Raider Luke Doyle in the fourth inning of the USA Baseball League 13U game at Memorial Field in Cranford on July 9. 

Education Matters
Academic Excellence - College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners

Great Experience  - Hailey Longstreet of Westfield Joins Operation Smile

Recognition  - Two WHS Graduates Receive Awards for College

Announcement  - St. Michael School Taking Applications for 2019-20

Arts & Entertainment
Ragtime - It’s Not the Size of the Role, but the Passion in the Production

Sister Time - The Wake at Premiere Stages Explores Family and Environment

Public Invited - August Symphony Orchestra Presents Free Concert

Popcorn - Yesterday: All Over Again
Community Photo of the Week

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH...Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Borough Council named planning board member Michael Lysicatos Volunteer of the Month at Monday’s governing body meeting.

The Week in Sports: Marlboro Holds off Raiders for Cal Ripken 8U State Title; Cougar 13s Shut Out Raiders In USA Baseball League; ‘City of Champions’ A Fascinating Read (Devil's Den); St. Michael Earns Tough Win Over Men of St. Sebastian


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Summary Of Community Posts
See all 2019-07-19 Scotch Plains - Police 908-322-7100 Ext. 136 On July 18, 2019 the above male was reported missing by his daughter. She stated Gerald left her home in Clark, NJ at approximately 2000 hrs and never returned home. Gerald suffers from early on
See all 2019-07-18 Scotch Plains - The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Service League Thrift Shop, 1741 East 2nd St., Scotch Plains, will remain open during August. As the summer winds down, the shop will hold sales to make room for fall merchandise. The Thrift Shop h
See all 2019-07-18 Westfield - Street Closures, The 5K Pizza Run will be held Wednesday evening, July 24, 2019 (rain or shine!). Race time is 7pm, with B-Tag pick-up on Quimby St. (at Elm St.) Quimby St. will be closed at 1:30pm Elm Street (North Ave. W. to
See all 2019-07-18 MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ: Extreme hot temperatures expected throughout this weekend. Additionally, watch out for Severe Thunderstorms and Flash Flooding this evening. 1563448757
See all 2019-07-17 Union County - July 17 Concert in Echo Lake Park Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather Union County, NJ Union County residents and visitors are advised that the free Summer Arts concert at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside featuring the group Ve
See all 2019-07-17 Scotch Plains - The Scotch Plains Library will he closed for the remainder of the day due to a malfunction of the air conditioning system. We will notify the public when it re-opens. 1563384177
See all 2019-07-17 County - The National Weather Service has called a heat advisory for the Union County area for the late afternoon of today, July 17, as well as the entire weekend of July 20 and July 21. The heat wave is expected to last through Sunday. Un
See all 2019-07-17 Scotch Plains - On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the Township Council endorsed an application by Chillin' Out located at 2006 Route 22 East, Scotch Plains to the State to become a medical marijuana dispensary. I voted in favor of that applicatio
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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