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Candidates Forum: The Westfield Leader will be sponsoring a debate among candidates for Westfield Town Council 
from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday, October 21. We invite town residents to send questions for the candidates to
Headlines This Week

Raritan Valley Line Off-Peak Service to Resume November 4
Westfield Bd. of Ed. Decides Against Added Vestibule Security
New Stop Signs and Turning Protocols to Be Put in Place

Scotch Plains/Fanwood
Mayor Smith Explains Plan to Relocate Municipal Building
Chief Trigo Responds to Political Post on Facebook
Karen Mitchell Appointed To Vacant Seat on SP-F BOE

Off-Peak Train Reactivation Discussed By Committee
Cranford Discusses Test Scores, New NJDOE Pilot

Todisco: Gumbert Rink Hours Won’t Be Extended

Freeholders Back Bills to Close Schools on Election Day

‘Four Centuries’ Allows Us To Reconnect With Our Own Past
Cost of Commuting to NYC Will Cost Even More in 2020

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Sports Photo of the Week

INTENSITY AT ITS BEST...Raider senior Lizzie Ley, No. 24, attempts to block a power kick from Blue Devil Faith Dobosiewicz during the game at Kehler Stadium on October 10.

Education Matters
Focus On Kindness - Week of ‘Extra’ Respect in Westfield Public Schools

Live Boldly  - Marching Blue Devils Wins Third Place in Class

At The Top  - Three Westfield High School Seniors Named National Hispanic Scholars

Achievement  - St. Peter’s Prep Awards Honor Pins, Medals to Students for 2018-19
Making the Grade  - Christina Sloan of Westfield Named to Dean’s List At Providence College
Arts & Entertainment
Passionate - Tomlinson of Scotch Plains Shares Joy of Theatre With Youngsters

Greed Vs. Humanity - Everything Old is New Again at WCP’s The Late Christopher Bean

Popcorn - Joker - Doesn’t Kid Around

Monster Mash - Carriage House to Present ‘Wax Museum’ Poets
Public Invited - Reeve House to Host Four Centuries, AppleFest
Community Photo of the Week

ARC MARKS 70TH ANNIVERSARY...Along with more than 200 families and community supporters, The Arc of Union County celebrated 70 years of service to the community at Stage House Tavern in Mountainside on October 3. Pictured are Arc board members James Mooney and Frank Chimento with the Chimento family, enjoying food, drinks and live music to celebrate the milestone. 

The Week in Sports: Blue Devils’ Air Attack Downs Edison Eagle Gridders; Blue Devils & Raiders Battle, OT Girls Soccer Draw; Unbeaten Rahway Runs Over Cranford in Football; WHS vs. Bridgewater: Not MetLife, Still Big (Devil's Den); Raider Soccer Boys Shut Out Cranford Cougar Boys; Montgomery Cougars Crush SPF Football Raiders


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Summary Of Community Posts
See all 2019-10-18 The Westfield High School varsity boys captured first in the Union County Conference Watchung Division cross-country championships held at Oak Ridge Park in Clark on October 17. Blue Devils Zach Spergel and Alex Maurillo finished 1-2 in th
See all 2019-10-18 CRANFORD, N.J. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick will moderate a panel discussion, The Serious Issue of Hate Speech and Division in America, featuring Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, former chief law enforcement and legal officers
See all 2019-10-18 Union County, NJ The Union County Division of Emergency Medical Services is hiring per diem Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Interested applicants can attend an open application event on Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 PM, and on Saturda
See all 2019-10-17 Fanwood - Scott Brelinsky is no longer running against Amy Winkler for the Fanwood BOE seat. He's on the ballot because he withdrew his name too late for it to be removed, but actually pulled out of the race for personal reasons. Robin Bro
See all 2019-10-17 Westfield - Board of Education Candidates NightThe Westfield Parent Teacher Council (PTC) invites the public to attend Candidates Night on Wednesday, October 23 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Westfield High School auditorium. Five Westfield re
See all 2019-10-16 As a Fanwood-to-New York commuter, I know first hand that the riders of the New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line (RVL) have been forced to commute to and from New York Penn Station without a one-seat ride for far too long. For anyone who
See all 2019-10-13 The 5-0 Rahway High School football team got three rushing touchdowns and a touchdown reception from Brayden Pierre-Louis en route to a 46-14 victory over the 3-2 Cranford Cougars at Rahway River Park on October 11. Cougar quarterback Conn
See all 2019-10-11 Super intensity throughout and a refusal to yield by both teams resulted in 100 minutes of pure fury and a 0-0, overtime tie between the Westfield High School girls soccer team and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders at Gary Kehler Stadium i
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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