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Breaking News

Planning Board OKs First Microbrewery In Westfield
BOE Honors Carissimo On Receiving Philhower Award
7-Eleven to Close Overnight; Capital Budget Introduced
Health Board Seeks to Close ‘Vape’ Ordinance ‘Loopholes’

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
Council To Urge Local Merchants To Voluntary Ban Plastic Bags
Grand Marshals for Memorial Day Parade Announced by Council
Board to Continue House Addition Hearing In June

Cranford Committee Adopts $23.4.-Mil. Tax Levy
Board OKs Plan for Larger Dittrick’s, Apartments

Garwood to Spend Grant On Repairs to Buildings
EFG Recognizes Teacher, Former BOE Member

Freeholders to Vote on Resolution Re. PSE&G 69kV Lines

Bonding For New Ladder Truck Is Necessary Expense for Garwood
Housing Density Limits Can Help Preserve Fabric of Communities

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Sports Photo of the Week

LEADING AT THE SECOND LAP...Blue Devil Will McGlynn, center, leads the pack at the start of the second lap of his 1,200 leg of the Distance Medley Relay at the Union County Relays in Plainfield on May 1-2.

Education Matters
Above & Beyond  - Outstanding Inter. Teacher Award Noms. Due May 10

Square Off  - Debate Team Announces Recruitment, Info. Session

Well Done  - Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Inducted Into Honor Societies

Outstanding Commitment  - Music Education in Westfield Public Schools Receives Ntl. Recognition

Arts & Entertainment
Hear All About It - ‘The King of New York’ Comes to Cranford In CDC’s Spirited Newsies

Beautiful Girls - Westfield Community Players’ Follies Brings Laughter and Tears

Magnificent Residences - Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Tour of Notable Homes Sat.

Nice Job - SPFHS Moonglowers Earn First Place at Finals
Tickets Available - Choral Art Society of NJ to Hold Concert Saturday
Community Photo of the Week

HOW TO MULCH A TREE...Park Middle School students demonstrate how to properly mulch a tree during last Thursday’s Arbor Day observance in Fanwood.

The Week in Sports: Blue Devils Shut Out Cougars In Softball Showdown; Blue Devils 3rd, Raiders T5th At Union County Boys Relays; Blue Devil Girls Second, SPF 4th at UC Track & Field Relays; Raiders Shut Out Union In UCT Baseball Quarterfinal; Raiders Fall to Pioneers In UCT Boys Lax Quarterfinal; The 1960s, the Decade WHS Took Off: 1969 (Devil's Den); Hilltoppers Topple Cougars In UCT Quarterfinal Duel; Cougars Erupt in 7th; Knock Out Baseball Blue Devils; Blue Devils Top Cougars In UCT Boys Lacrosse Semis

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Summary Of Community Posts Recommended Reading
See all 2019-05-15 Mountainside - Please join Asm. Jon Bramnick for a discussion on solutions to the court mandated high density housing effecting our community. Monday, May 20th @ 7pm Mountainside Borough Hall 1385 Rt. 22 East Mountainside, NJ 07092 1557
See all 2019-05-15 Dates of demonstrations for new voting machines: Voters in Westfield and eight other municipalities will use the new machines starting with the Primary Election on June 4, and the remaining 12 municipalities will use them starting with the
See all 2019-05-14 Westfield - The New Jersey Table Tennis Club, a non-profit club, will hold the 90th Annual N.J. State Table Tennis Championships this weekend Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19, 2019 located at 226 North Avenue West, Westfield, N.J. This ev
See all 2019-05-14 Cranford - The Police Department will be conducting a D.W.I. Checkpoint within the Township from 9pm on June 1st until 3am on June 2, 2019. 1557855572
See all 2019-05-13 Westfield - If you're looking for something fun to do, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Westfield is hosting their annual GreekFest. There will be Greek food, Greek dancing, a Greek Market, and lots more. This year admissions proceeds
See all 2019-05-13 Linden - The Public Safety Committee of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all members of the public, and all community stakeholders, to attend a countywide Town Hall meeting on the opioid epidemic. The meeting, titled Th
See all 2019-05-12 Small ball turned big results for the sixth-seeded Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School baseball team in its Union County Tournament semifinal game with the second-seeded Governor Livingston Highlanders at Kean University in Union on May 11.
See all 2019-05-10 TRENTON, N.J. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick today called on PSEG to hold a public hearing before running high voltage electric poles through residential neighborhoods in Cranford. The citizens deserve open discussion on the risks
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PO Box 250, 251 North Ave. West, Westfield, NJ 07091
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