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Headlines This Week

DWC Discusses Holiday Events, ‘Look Back Report’

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
Scotch Plains Residents Continue To Object to Town Hall Relocation
School Board Hears Concerns About Racism at High School
Township’s AAA Bond Rating Reaffirmed
Fanwood Appraisal Letters, Holiday Events Discussed
Scotch Plains Rec. Increases Public Commentary Time

PSE&G Power Lines Will Not Run Along Conrail Right of Way
New Food Truck Service Coming to Cranford

Garwood Holds Ceremony For New Ladder Truck

Freeholders Extend Pact With KemperSports

As Citizens of Free and Prosperous Nation, We Give Our Thanks
Will Cranford School District Benefit From Birchwood PILOT?

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Sports Photo of the Week

BATTLING FOR POSITION...Raider junior attacker Holly Nelson, No. 10, attempts to get between the ball and Red Devil Natalia Revill, No. 13, during the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 Championship at Kean University in Union on November 16. The Red Devils scored twice in the first half and twice in the second half to grab the crown.

Education Matters
Enrollment - Cranford Public Schools Full Day Kindergarten Registration is Open

Direct Impact  - WHS Helping Hands Fund Committed to ‘Doing Good’

Thank You  - Westfield Public Schools Honors Veterans

Valued Educators  - 2019 New Jersey Exemplary Educators Named from SP-F Schools
Workshop  - Reducing Student Stress Ideas Sought
Arts & Entertainment
Annual Production - American Repertory Ballet’s 2019 Nutcracker Season

Accomplished Actor - Garry Pastore Shines Light on Opioid Crisis in New Film

Captivating - WHS to Present Play Radium Girls This Weekend

Traditional To Pops - Celebrate the Holiday Season With NJ Festival Orchestra
Swing - Holiday Jazz Concert Rings in Season At Fanwood Library This Sunday
Community Photo of the Week

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH...Elyse Blasi, a Fanwood Recreation commissioner for the past two years and 35-year resident of Fanwood, has been named Fanwood Volunteer of the Month. She has taken part in organizing many of the borough’s signature events, among them the upcoming Christmas tree lighting and holiday celebration, the Easter Egg Hunt and 5K race. She was presented with a print of the historic Fanwood train station by Council President Tom Kranz.

The Week in Sports: Hunt. Central Jars Raiders For Group 4 Girls Soccer Title; Ridgewood Stuns Blue Devils In Group 5 Grid Semis; WF Dominated 21st Century In Annual Thanksgiving Game; Cougars Shared UCT Crown, Finished 16-4-2 in Girls Soccer; Blue Devils Won Section Title, Finished 16-4 in Girls Tennis; No Miracle Comeback For Devils This Time (Devil's Den)


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Summary Of Community Posts
See all 2019-11-22 Westfield - Its time for the Second Annual town-wide Gingerbread Decorating Contest. Residents are invited to conjure up their holiday creativity and imagination to share with the community.The gingerbread house, iconic Westfield building,
See all 2019-11-22 Cranford - Assemblyman Bramnick Statement on Union County College Proposed Cell Tower: November 1--Due to the impact of a massive cell tower in the Cranford neighborhood, I am calling for Verizon to seek other alternatives. I am willing to
See all 2019-11-21 Westfield - HS class of 1970 is having a 50th year reunion tentatively on October 24, 2020. Those who have not already contacted Tom MacDowell at and/or joined the Facebook group, please do so ASAP. 1574358733
See all 2019-11-20 TRENTON, N.J. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick criticized Democrat efforts to ruin the gig economy, where many people use independent contractor jobs to supplement income. Bramnick concerned thousands could be out of work under inde
See all 2019-11-18 Westfield - Are you looking for a way to get together with family and friends this holiday season? All are welcome to First Congregational Church of Westfield on Sunday, Dec 8 for a celebration of the season. Stroll down memory lane crafti
See all 2019-11-17 The afternoon belonged to the fourth-ranked Hunterdon Central Red Devils who kept one step ahead of the sixth-ranked Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders girls soccer team for the majority of the contest in the Group 4 Championship game at Kean U
See all 2019-11-17 Trailing 10-2 entering the fourth quarter the top-seeded Ridgewood Maroon took to the air and scored two touchdowns to defeat the fourth-seeded Westfield Blue Devils, 16-10, in the semifinal round of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 pl
See all 2019-11-15 Westfield - PSE&G, its 69kV project proposed thru Cranford, Garwood, and Westfield, has been placed on indefinite hold due to ongoing logistical challenges and costs. The analysis performed by PSE&G has shown the preferred Conrail railway
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