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Scotch Plains/Fanwood
Party In the Park Set For June 25 at LaGrande Park
Discussion Postponed on Ordinance to Restrict Units Per Acre

Mountainside Planning Board OKs Three New Applications

Mayor Giblin Gives Update On PSE&G High-Voltage

Garwood to Draft Letter to Brindle About Concerns of Ice Rink

Freeholders Get Report on Need for Gateway Tunnel

Legislation Would Set Criteria For Towns’ Housing Quotas
Full-Day Kindergarten Would Cost Millions for Westfield, Cranford

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Sports Photo of the Week

LEADING FROM THE START...Blue Devil Katie Hamilton, right, led from the start in the 800 event at the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 Tournament at Ridge High School on May 24-25. Hamilton placed first with a time of 2:12.85.

Education Matters
Honor Roll - Edison Intermediate School (3rd Marking Period)

The Student View  - By Mateo Gonzalez

It's Playtime  - Beechwood School Installs New Playgrounds through Grant Monies

Academic Achievement  - WEA Awards Scholarships To The Class of 2019

Hats Off  - Westfield Grad Earns BC Degree, to Start Career at Morgan Stanley
Arts & Entertainment
Student Run - WHS Rocks the Runway of Dreams, A Fashion Show of Adaptive Clothes

Season Finale - World-Famous Violinist Stefan Milenkovich to Perform at NJFO

Summer Sounds - Sheila E. Headlining Rhythm & Blues by the Brook on June 1

Popcorn - Long Shot - Proves a Winning Bet
On Display - Mountainside Artist to Open Art Exhibit in June at WAC
Community Photo of the Week

TWO JOES...The grand marshals of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade, Joe Schott and Joe Murano, both World War II veterans in their 90s, were given proclamations and presented with flags in honor of their service.

The Week in Sports: Columbia Upsets Blue Devils In Softball Quarterfinals; Blue Devil Girls 3rd, Boys 4th At Section 2, Group 4 Track; Blue Devils Stagger Ridge, Earn Spot in Lax Section Final; Somerville ‘Shocks’ Cougars In Sectional Quarterfinal; Raiders Blank JP Stevens In North Section Quarterfinal; All Good Things Come to An End (Devil's Den); Red Devils Top Blue Devils For Sectional Boys Lax Crown; Cranford 9s Beat Mavericks In Garwood Memorial Semi

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Summary Of Community Posts Recommended Reading
See all 2019-06-05 Westfield - 300th Anniversary, a year long schedule of events, culminating in a town wide celebration in the early fall. We are in the process of forming a planning committee from the many volunteers. Well be announcing the committee soon,
See all 2019-06-03 MJ Catanzaro tossed a four-hitter, Matt McCIntyre went 4-for-4, Sean Flynn rapped a pair of doubles and singled, and Andrew Caminiti drilled an influential double, while Victor Coustan initiated a key double play, as the Westfield High Sch
See all 2019-06-03 TRENTON, N.J. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick today called for an immediate special session of the Legislature to deal with high-density housing in the state. The courts high-density housing decisions impact schools, infrastructure
See all 2019-05-30 Opportunities that were exploited and a number of key defensive plays earned the eighth-seeded Westfield High School baseball team a 3-1 victory over the fourth-seeded Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders in the semifinal round of the North Jerse
See all 2019-05-28 TRENTON, N.J. In response to a Bloomberg state-to-state migration study that found New Jersey to be one of the biggest losers of income, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick issued a warning to Trenton Democrats. To avoid losing more re
See all 2019-05-24 The Somerville Pioneers scored twice in the top of the seventh inning then held on to edge the third-seeded Cranford Cougars, 2-1, in the quarterfinal round of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 Tournament at Memorial Field in Cranford o
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
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PO Box 250, 251 North Ave. West, Westfield, NJ 07091
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