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Zoning Board Grants Variances for Old Homes

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
Housing Committee to Push For Enactment of Housing Reform Bills
Planning Board Backs New Zones for Possible Housing
Downtown Redevelopment Plans Close to Being Unveiled
Students Discuss Imagine, Superintendent’s Retirement

Board Planner: 750 Walnut Avenue Apartments Would Have Negative Fiscal Impact
PSE&G Looking at Alternate Routes for Upgraded Lines
Cranford Board Of Education Recognizes Faculty, Reappoints Staff

Garwood Mayor, Council Support Ladder Truck
Russo Gives Update on South Avenue Development

State Needs to Address Impact Of ‘Builder’s Remedy’ on Towns
Saluting the Heroes Among Us During National EMS Week

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Sports Photo of the Week

BANG UP PLAY AT HOME...Blue Devil Gen Howell looks at the umpire’s call as Cougar catcher Erin Schwerdtfeger holds the ball and pitcher Morrigan Gardiner observes during the UCT semifinal game at Kean University on May 8.

Education Matters
Honor Roll  - Park Middle School (3rd Marking Period)

Grants Given  - Mount Saint Mary Academy Announces Scholar-Athletes

At The Top  - WHS Students Participate In NJYAG Conference

Fundraiser  - Shop May 18 to Support the Blue Devils Marching Band

The Student View  - Written By Local High School Students
Arts & Entertainment
Grand Opening - Experience Art at Ricardo Roig’s New Gallery On May 18

Sweet Success - SPFHS and WHS Nominated for Paper Mill’s Rising Star Awards

Popcorn - Avengers Endgame - What the World Needs Now

American Icon -Jackie Robinson Program Tonight at Fanwood Library
Carriage House - Poets Christian, Koplow Featured in Poetry Series
Community Photo of the Week

HAPPY 80TH ANNIVERSARY...Live Doo Wop by the Jersey Jukebox helped John’s Meat Market in Scotch Plains celebrate its 80th anniversary on Saturday.

The Week in Sports: Blue Devils Fight Off Cougars In UCT Softball Semifinal; Raider Boys 1st, Westfield 2nd At UCC Track & Field Meet; Raiders ‘Small Ball’ GL, Win UCT Baseball Semifinal; Blue Devils 2nd, Raiders 3rd In UC Conference Girls Track; Summit Downs Westfield For UCT Boys LAX Crown; Baseball Raiders Rally to Beat Westfield in Rivalry Game; McLane Puts His Name At Top of the Charts (Devil's Den)

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Summary Of Community Posts Recommended Reading
See all 2019-05-20 Garwood - Street Fair is revving up to for a full day. The sixth annual Garwood Rocks street fair, hosted by the GreaterWestfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) will take place onSunday, June 2nd, 2019 from 10 AM - 6 PM (rain or shine)in
See all 2019-05-20 Union County - Residents can learn about the local impacts of the national opioid crisis first-hand from representatives of the Union County Prosecutor, Sheriff, Police Division and other professionals by attending a free public meeting ho
See all 2019-05-20 Mountainside - Assemblyman Jon Bramnick is holding a Town Hall at Mountainside Borough Hall tonight at 7 p.m. The subject of the meeting is high density housing. The public is invited tonight at city hall in Mountainside at 7 pm 1558355
See all 2019-05-17 TRENTON, N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed the Dark Money bill (S1500) on Monday that would require independent expenditure committees to disclose sources of contributions of $10,000 or more. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnic
See all 2019-05-16 TRENTON, N.J. The state treasurer announced this week that tax collections exceeded expectations resulting in $484 million in unexpected revenue for the current fiscal year. Today, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is calling on the
See all 2019-05-16 Patrick Cuccurullo pitched six strong innings and received offensive support from Mike Dieu, Dean Kirian, Angelo DiNizo and Josh Canavan as the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School baseball team earned its first Union County Tournament champi
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
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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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