Westfield's Jim Hely Takes Oath As Newest Judge on Superior Court by yaohongm

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         Despite Reports, Westfield Not
         Pursuing Transit Village Status
      By MICHAEL J. POLLACK                       hoods where people can live, shop,                 very quickly” and noted that a transit
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                                                  work and play without relying on                   village designation is “not front and
   WESTFIELD – Despite reports to                 automobiles.” Towns such as                        center” on the mayor or council’s
the contrary, the Town of Westfield is            Cranford, Morristown and South Or-                 agenda.
not pursuing a Transit Village desig-             ange are considered transit villages.                 Mayor Andy Skibitsky confirmed
nation at present. Though it may study              While reports of Downtown                        that the “impromptu” and “last-
the “appropriateness” of such a des-              Westfield Corporation (DWC) Ex-                    minute” meeting took place, but he
ignation in the future, town officials            ecutive Director Sherry Cronin lead-               said there is “no directive to pursue
refuted a report that said the town was           ing the Transit Village Taskforce on a             this…it will never happen without
“eyeing” the matter seriously.                    tour of the town two Fridays ago are               mayor and council approval.”
   According to the New Jersey De-                accurate, Frank Arena, the Westfield                  While the mayor said there was
partment of Transportation (DOT)                  Town Council’s DWC liaison, said it                “nothing wrong” with meeting with
website, the Transit Village initiative           was an “impromptu” meeting.                        the taskforce, it is not something his
creates incentives for municipalities               Mr. Arena said the taskforce, which              administration will pursue.
to redevelop or revitalize areas around           includes DOT and NJ Transit staff                     “I’m against turning over more land
transit stations. These “transit-ori-             members, was in nearby Cranford                    control from us to the state,” he said.
ented developments” would then help               and approached Ms. Cronin, asking,                    Town Administrator Jim Gildea
municipalities create “attractive, vi-            “We’re next door. Can we stop by?”                 also reiterated that the town is neither
brant, pedestrian-friendly neighbor-                Mr. Arena said the tour “happened                seeking to adopt the definition of a
                                                                                                     transit village nor has filed an appli-
                                                                                                     cation to do so. Mr. Gildea said around
                                                                                                     2003, the town considered adopting
                                                                                                     such a status but that as a downside to
                                                                                                     doing so, commuter parking at the                                                                                                                                            Greg Ryan for The Westfield Leader

                                                                                                     South Avenue train station parking                  JOINING THE BENCH…Jim Hely of Westfield takes the oath of office for state Superior Court Judge of New Jersey from
                                                                                                                                                         Union County Assignment Judge Karen Cassidy. Judge Hely’s daughter, Meghan Hely, an attorney herself, holds the Holy
                                                                                                     lot would have been opened up to                    Bible. The ceremony took place at the county courthouse in Elizabeth on July 17.
                                                                                                     anyone in the state. Currently, Mr.
                                                                                                     Gildea said, the demand for com-
                                                                                                     muter spaces from solely Westfield
                                                                                                     residents is great, and a waiting list
                                                                                                     exists.
                                                                                                                                                          Westfield’s Jim Hely Takes Oath
                                                                                                        Mr. Gildea did say that the town’s
                                                                                                     Master Plan Reexamination Report,
                                                                                                     under the heading “Downtown Goals
                                                                                                                                                         As Newest Judge on Superior Court
                                                                                                     for Future Planning,” specifies that                          By PAUL J. PEYTON                              ment “a great honor” and he hopes his               strategy in an upcoming trial.
                                                                                                                                                              Specially Written for The Westfield Leader
                                                                                                     “[Westfield should seek to study the                                                                         experience as an attorney would make                   “He (Mr. Hely) is the true definition
                                                                                                     appropriateness of the transit village                 WESTFIELD — Former six-term                           him a “humble and good judge.”                      of what a public servant is,” Mr. Scutari
                                                                                                     designation.”                                       Westfield Town Councilman Jim Hely                          He took his oath from Assignment                 said.
                                                                                                        At present, though, it is “not on the            was sworn in on Friday as the newest                     Judge for Union County, Karen Cassidy                  “He is such a committed and moti-
                                                                                                     radar screen,” Mr. Gildea said.                     member the state Superior Court, Union                   of Cranford. Mr. Hely’s legal colleagues,           vated individual,” adding that Mr. Hely
                                                           David Samsky for The Westfield Leader        Mr. Gildea said he took an “opti-                County bench, during a ceremony at                       current and former elected officials of             is “the right candidate (for Superior
PRESIDENT IN NEW JERSEY...President Barack Obama attended the PNC                                    mistic approach” to the informal                    the Union County Courthouse in Eliza-                    both major political parties, as well as            Court judge) at the right time for Union
Arts Center in Holmdel with 17,000 attendees last Thursday in a Democratic                           meeting of transit village staffers and             beth.                                                    family and friends, witnessed the cer-              County.”
Party campaign stump for the re-election of New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine.                         Ms. Cronin earlier this month in                       Mr. Hely, who has been an attorney                    emony. He is a graduate of Westfield                   Mr. Kean said the judicial system, is
See goleader.com/photos.                                                                             Westfield, saying it proves that                    for 30 years, was nominated in the                       High School, Gettysburg College and                 the “closest interaction the citizens have
                                                                                                     Westfield is a “desirable place.” How-              spring of 2008 by Governor Jon Corzine                   Rutgers Law School.                                 with any form of government.” He told
   Mountainside Board of Ed.                                                                         ever, he said it was “disappointing”
                                                                                                     that the mayor or a councilperson
                                                                                                                                                         to fill a vacancy on the Union County
                                                                                                                                                         bench. The state Senate Judiciary Com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     All three State Senators from Union
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  County, Tom Kean, Jr. (LD-21,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the nearly 30 judges that sit on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      county bench that they are “getting an
                                                                                                     was not contacted to attend.                        mittee signed off on the nomination, at                  Westfield), a Republican who serves as              incredible colleague.”
     Makes Staff Changes                                                                                Mr. Gildea said in the future, when
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                                                                                                                                                         which point Governor Corzine made
                                                                                                                                                         the appointment, which was approved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Senate minority leader, and Democrats,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ray Lesniak (LD-20, Elizabeth) and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Citing Mr. Hely’s work in his com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      munity, Mr. Lesniak added that Mr.
        By MAGGIE DIGGORY                         from July 22 to August 21.                                                                             by the full Senate on July 1.                            Nicholas Scutari (LD-22, Linden), both              Hely’s “commitment to justice does
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                                                    “The personnel committee has been                Garwood School Board                                   The new judge served 10 years as a                    of whom are attorneys and serve on the              not end at the courtroom steps.”
   MOUNTAINSIDE —The first                        very busy this summer,” said Ms.                                                                       councilman from Westfield’s fourth                       Senate Judiciary Committee, attended.                  Judge Cassidy, who assumed the as-
Mountainside Board of Education                   Schaumberg.                                        Approves Fees for Pre-K                             ward. Among his accomplishments as                          Mr. Scutari described the approval               signment judge leadership post earlier
(BOE) meeting for the school year                   The committee consists of board                         By RAYNOR DENITZIO                           a councilman was his leadership in                       process for Mr. Hely before the Senate              this year, told those in attendance that
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centered on personnel changes.                    members Jorge Baptista and Gene                                                                        enacting a municipal law requiring hel-                  Judiciary Committee as “a breeze,”                  she went up against Mr. Hely in a trial as
   Child Care Center Director Patricia            Nagel. They meet with Chief School                   GARWOOD — Families with chil-                     mets for bicyclists under the age of 14                  based on the attorney’s extensive                   a young attorney trying to impress her
Debbie addressed the BOE. “I’m get-               Administrator Jeannette Baubles to                 dren entering half-day pre-kindergar-               to prevent head injuries. The law has                    résumé. In fact, the senator said he                bosses, but ended up losing the case.
ting a pink slip. I want to say thank             make recommendations to the full                   ten in the borough for the coming school            become the basis for similar laws around                 would call Mr. Hely to discuss his                            CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
you to the parents and children of                board.                                             year will be charged a monthly $75                  the country.
Mountainside on TV 35. It’s been a
hell of a ride. Dr. Baubles has offered
                                                    In other personnel matters, recently
                                                  hired accounts payable clerk Jennifer
                                                                                                     activity fee after the Garwood Board of
                                                                                                     Education approved the measure Tues-
                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Hely ran for Congress in 1988,
                                                                                                                                                         against veteran, Rep. Matthew Rinaldo                      RVSA Grants Union Raises,
me an aide position,” said Ms. Debbie.            Caldwell has resigned effective Au-                day night. The fee will be used to offset           (R-Union), a position that he said,
   Ms. Debbie did not state why she
was dismissed and left the meeting
                                                  gust 31 after just three months on the
                                                  job. Director of Special Education,
                                                                                                     costs of the program.
                                                                                                       A $25 participation fee for each sport
                                                                                                                                                         “wasn’t a real coveted position” for a
                                                                                                                                                         Democrat. He had an unsuccessful run                       Costs Rise; Gypsum Closes
immediately after her remarks before              Mary Humphries has also resigned                   was also approved for the borough’s six             for mayor of Westfield in 1984.                                       By WAYNE BAKER                         their healthcare costs.
The Westfield Leader could speak with             effective August 21. Ms. Humphries                 middle school sports. In addition, stu-                Mr. Hely told The Westfield Leader                           Specially Written for The Westfield Leader
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         In other business, Clark is ques-
her. Likewise on the matter, the BOE              was hired last year.                                          CONTINUED ON PAGE 8                      that he considered his judicial appoint-                    RAHWAY — The commissioners                       tioning the authority’s billing pro-
will not comment on personnel is-                   “I want to thank Ms. Humphries                                                                                                                                of the Rahway Valley Sewerage Au-                   cess. Charges to member municipali-
sues to the press.
   The BOE then unanimously ap-
                                                  for her service and wish her good
                                                  luck in her next position,” said Mr.
                                                                                                            Hyatt Hills Golf Complex                                                                              thority (RVSA) met Thursday night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and approved an 11 percent raise over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ties are based on a five-year rolling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      average. According to a statement
proved a motion introduced by Board               Nagel.                                                                                                                                                          three years for union employees. The                made by Clark Commissioner Frank
President Mary Beth Schaumberg to
delay Ms. Debbie’s termination date
                                                    Mr. Charles Bryant has been hired,
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                                                                                                              Sale Is ‘Status Quo’                                                                                board also discussed, in closed execu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tive session, an issue raised by Clark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mazzarella, USG’s contribution to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      township’s flows had been about 25
                                                                                                           By CHRISTINA M. HINKE                         Liquidation, who said, “There has                        Township relating to a large and sudden             percent of the township’s total flow.
  Lincoln School Meets Goals                                                                              Specially Written for The Westfield Leader

                                                                                                        CLARK – Following the private ses-
                                                                                                                                                         been product in the water there for a
                                                                                                                                                         decade if not longer. Steady progress
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  anticipated change in their flows due to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the closure of the U.S. Gypsum (USG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mr. Mazzarella told The Westfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Leader that Clark feels the billing
                                                                                                     sion of The Hyatt Hills Golf Complex                has been made at getting it out during                   plant at 1255 Raritan Road in Clark.                method places an undue burden on
  As It Concludes First Year                                                                         commission Thursday, chairman Rob-
                                                                                                     ert Kobryn said that the commission’s
                                                                                                                                                         that time frame.”
                                                                                                                                                            Dan Hollis, the general manager of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The board of commissioners rati-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fied a mediated labor agreement with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      them as a result of the loss of a large
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      industrial user.
        By CHRISTIE STORMS                        its youngest students.                             attorney Dan McCarthy stated in the                 the golf course, said “revenue has                       the United Steel Workers Local 4-                      The five-year rolling average means
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                                                     According to Margaret Dolan, su-                session that he has been in contact with            been very good” for the month of                         149. The labor pact is retroactive to               the township and its taxpayers will
   WESTFIELD — In January 2007,                   perintendent of schools, these goals               General Motor’s (GM) attorneys and                  July. June he said “was not a good                       July 1, 2008, and has a three-year                  face costs from the closed plant for
Westfield residents voted in favor of             have been met and well-received by the             that the sale of the golf complex’s land            month because of the weather.” He                        term. It gives the workers a three-                 five years, and Mr. Mazzarella said
centralizing the district’s kindergarten          community during the Lincoln Early                 is “status quo.” The lawyers said “it is            said individual golf lessons by the                      and-a-half percent annual raise. The                the township feels this is unfair. Mr.
and pre-k special-education students as           Childhood Learning Center’s first year.            going to take a long time” to reach an              golf pros were less than last year, “but                 authority obtained permission for ran-              Mazzarella left the meeting immedi-
part of a $9.4-million school bond ref-              She said each elementary school was             agreement of sale, he said.                         not anything significant considering                     dom alcohol and drug tests and em-                  ately after his statement, stating that
erendum. By renovating and re-open-               able to house at least one fine-arts room.            The commission also received a six-              our largest teaching pro left.”                          ployees now make a contribution to                  the board would likely want to dis-
ing Lincoln School, the district hoped            She believed art and music teachers                month report from Arcadis, the envi-                   The audit report on file at the Town-                 their healthcare costs. New retirees                cuss strategy.
to ease possible overcrowding at its six          could provide “so much more” by hav-               ronmental engineering consulting com-               ship of Cranford shows Hyatt Hills                       with 25 or more years of service will                  The authority provided in
elementary schools facing high enroll-            ing a space readily set up as opposed to           pany hired by GM to test the groundwa-              had net income for the year ended                        now make a 1 percent contribution to                          CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
ment, keeping primary class sizes be-             having to “roll” their materials from              ter on the Hyatt Hills Golf Complex,                October 31, 2008, of $573,187, a
low 25 and integrating autistic and other         room to room on a cart.                            which is a brownfield redevelopment.                considerable increase from 2007,
special-education classes to provide a               Ms. Dolan said the planning that                   Mr. Kobryn said in the public por-               when the complex had a net loss of
single age-appropriate environment for                       CONTINUED ON PAGE 8                     tion of the meeting that it costs GM                $236,852. The complex had showed
                                                                                                     about $150,000 per year for Arcadis’                a net loss each year since it opened in
                                                                                                     services. Initially, GM paid about $45              2002, with the exception of 2004
                                                                                                     million to cap and fill the land, ac-               when its net income was $23,856.
                                                                                                     cording to the county.                                 When the golf complex was initi-
                                                                                                        Robert Hoeffler, Hyatt Hills execu-              ated, an agreement was made be-
                                                                                                     tive director, said during public ses-              tween the commission and Cranford
                                                                                                     sion his review of the groundwater                  and Clark that Cranford would re-
                                                                                                     analysis showed “levels of the serious              ceive one third and Clark would re-
                                                                                                     items that are underground are about                ceive two thirds of the positive bal-
                                                                                                     the same, they haven’t changed.”                    ance at the end of each annual finan-
                                                                                                        He said the New Jersey Department                cial period. To date, neither entity has
                                                                                                     of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)                 received any income from the golf
                                                                                                     will analyze the findings and submit                complex. Even though in 2008 over
                                                                                                     their feedback in two months.                       half a million dollars in profit was
                                                                                                        The report stated a detection of                 made, Mr. Hoeffler said the towns did
                                                                                                     MTBE was significantly less, at a                   not receive income. He cited salaries
                                                                                                     concentration of 7.8 micrograms per                 and utility costs during the four                        MOVING ON…Scott Mersereau, center, is thanked by Senator Tom Kean, Jr.
                                                                                                     liter, than the cleanup criteria of 70              months in winter when the complex                        (LD-21, Westfield), left, and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (LD-21, Westfield) for
                                                                                                     micrograms per liter.                               is closed for eating up the remainder                    his work as legislative aid for Mr. Bramnick. Mr. Mersereau resigned to attend
                                                                                                        It also reported that some wells                 of the money.                                            the current class at the Union County Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains.
                                                          Christie Storms for The Westfield Leader
                                                                                                     “were not sampled because during                       A look at the audited income state-                                                              PAGE INDEX
TIMELY GOALS…Lincoln School Principal Audrey Zavetz helped the PTO fill                              purging, product was observed in the                ments show that utilities for 2008
                                                                                                     purge water and on the purging equip-               totaled close to $207,000 and payroll                    Regional ........ 2-3, 16 Obituary ........ 14                   Real Estate .... 9-13
a time capsule with memorabilia for the school’s inaugural kindergarten class in                                                                                                                                  Editorial ........ 4-5    Education ...... 17                    Classifieds .... 15
June. The time capsule will be stored at the school and opened in 2021, when the                     ment.” The product is oil, according                totaled $323,782, and those expenses
class graduates Westfield High School.                                                               to Tim Yost, press officer for Motors                                                                        Community..6-7, 14, 16 Sports ............ 9-13                  A&E .............. 17-18
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                                                                                                          Westfield Police Report Three
                                                                                                           Cat Burglaries in Westfield
                                                                                                   WESTFIELD — Captain David                  which time an unspecified amount of
                                                                                                Wayman of the Westfield Police Depart-        property was removed from each resi-
                                                                                                ment announced that a “cat burglary”          dence.
                                                                                                occurred on Sunday, July 19, between 1           A “cat burglary” can be defined as
                                                                                                and 9 a.m. in the 500 block of Westfield      when an occupied premise is unknow-
                                                                                                Avenue. Actor(s) entered the residence        ingly entered by an actor(s) to commit a
                                                                                                through an unlocked door and rummaged         crime. These types of burglaries are un-
                                                                                                through the first floor of the house as the   usual; however, when they do occur, they
                                                                                                residents were asleep on the second floor.    normally take place at night with the
                                                                                                An unspecified amount of property was         occupants asleep.
                                                                                                removed from the residence by the                The police are actively investigating
                                                                                                actor(s).                                     these incidents, and it is unknown at this
                                                                                                   This is the third incident of this type    time if the incidents are related.
                                                                                                that has occurred in just over a month’s         Residents are reminded to keep the doors
                                                                                                period of time. During the late night hours   and windows to their houses locked when
                                                                                                of June 9 into the early morning hours of     practical and report any suspicious or un-
                                                                                                June 10, a “cat burglary” occurred in the     usual incidents or people to the Police De-                                                                             Courtesy of Valeri Sewald
                                                                                                600 block of West Broad Street and the        partment immediately at (908) 789-4000 or     DETERRING CRIME...On July 14, Westfield Police Captain David Wayman
                                                        David Samsky for The Westfield Leader                                                                                               and detective Joseph Costanzo conduct a community meeting at a Shadowlawn
THE JUBILANT...President Barack Obama supporters and security agents                            800 block of Shadowlawn Drive during          in case of an emergency dial 9-1-1.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Drive home organized by Ward 4 Councilman Tom Bigosinski regarding bur-
await the President’s arrival to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel last week.                                                                                                             glaries and theft prevention. Sixty residents attended. Pictured, from left to right,
                                                                                                                                                                                            are: Captain Wayman, Det. Costanzo and Councilman Bigosinski.

  Judge Jim Hely of Westfield                                                                             Transit Village Review
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                                CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1                                           state officials are present, “the town        them,” Ms. Cronin said.
   “But now, the tables are kind of turned,   Education President Ginny Leiz, former            should be contacted immediately.”                Members of the Transit Village
so it’s kind of fun,” Judge Cassidy           town councilwoman and BOE presi-                     Ms. Cronin, last week, said the            Taskforce toured the train station,
joked. Back to serious comments, she          dent Susan Jacobson, Fanwood Coun-                DOT had contacted Cranford on July            the Savannah condominium devel-                                   Westfield                       upset about the breakup but had lately
said Mr. Hely has “a wealth of legal          cilwoman Joan Wheeler, Union County               9, and was going to be there the              opment on Prospect Street and resi-              Tuesday, July 14, Keith Anderson, 41, of         seemed fine, police said.
experience” and was a “very welcome           Prosecutor Ted Romankow, County                   following day to gauge how the town-          dences above PNC Bank, at the in-             Plainfield was arrested at the Plainfield              Saturday, July 18, Beatrice Wilson, 58,
addition to our bench.”                       Sheriff Ralph Froehlich, County Clerk             ship is progressing after gaining tran-       tersection of North Avenue and East           Police Department for an outstanding                of Sayreville was picked up at the Middlesex
   Among the cases Mr. Hely has been          Joanne Rajoppi and County Surrogate               sit village designation for its Cranford      Broad Street, among other locations           Westfield warrant in the amount of $500.            County Correctional Facility for an out-
recognized for was a 1984 case in which       James LaCorte.                                    Crossing development along South              in town.                                      He was processed and released.                      standing warrant in the amount of $724.
he and another attorney received the             Mr. Skibitsky told The Leader that he          Avenue next to Blockbuster. In addi-             Ms. Cronin said Westfield is “not             Tuesday, July 14, Benito Marino, 21, of             Saturday, July 18, Rivera Rashawn, 22,
                                                                                                                                                                                            New Brunswick was arrested at the New               of Plainfield was arrested for contempt of
largest injury award in the state at that     has known judge Hely for “quite a few             tion, the DOT and Transit Village             actively pursuing” the transit village        Brunswick Police Department for two out-            court for an outstanding warrant in the
time — $3.55 million — for a paralysis        years” and that, “Union County resi-              Taskforce wished to tour Westfield to         distinction but “should” do so when           standing Westfield warrants. He was pro-            amount of $200.
victim. In 1988, he became the first          dents will be served extremely well by            “look at a successful downtown model          the Access to the Region’s Core               cessed and released.                                   Sunday, July 19, Melvin O.
attorney in the United States to prove        Jim” on the state Superior Court.                 with strong residential development,”         (ARC) Tunnel Project reaches                     Tuesday, July 14, Sabin Silva, 25, ad-           Olivavalladres, 42, of Irvington was ar-
during a jury trial that the Audi 5000                                                          Ms. Cronin said. She was given short          completion. ARC seeks to double rail          dress unknown, was arrested following a             rested and charged with driving with a
was defective due to unintended accel-           WF Tax Collector                               notice of their arrival, she said.            capacity between New Jersey and               motor vehicle stop on West South Avenue             suspended license after a motor vehicle
eration. Audi, which was owned by                                                                  “The DOT happened to be here,              New York for NJ Transit and Amtrak.           for possession of the prescription drug Leg-        stop.
Volkswagen of America at that time,
                                              To Open Late on Aug. 3                            and we needed to accommodate                  When finished in 2017, Westfield will         end, a controlled dangerous substance. Ac-             Sunday, July 19, an officer was dis-
                                                 WESTFIELD — The office of the                                                                                                              cording to police, a subsequent investiga-          patched to a tavern on Mountain Avenue in
claimed the acceleration instances were       Westfield Tax Collector will be open on                                                         have transfer-free access to New York         tion revealed she also had a body warrant           regards to a report of terroristic threats.
due to driver error.                                                                                                                          City.
   He also authored two books on per-
sonal injury law and trial strategy for
                                              Monday, August 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 6
                                              p.m. for the collection of property taxes.
                                                 Tax bills are currently being printed
                                                                                                       MS BOE                                    At present, though, Ms. Cronin said,
                                                                                                                                              “there is no plan, no conversation, no
                                                                                                                                                                                            issued by the United States Immigration
                                                                                                                                                                                            and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE)
                                                                                                                                                                                            for an immigration violation. She was pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                According to police, a waitress was count-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ing her tips in the kitchen when another
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                employee told her to count the money at the
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plaintiff injury cases as well as numer-      and mailed. Due to the late mailing of tax                                                      nothing.”                                     cessed and turned over to the ICE.                  bar. The waitress did not appreciate the
ous articles, and appeared as a regular       bills, taxpayers will have 25 calendar            effective August 24, to replace Ms.              When asked if she would support               Wednesday, July 15, Jimmy Smith, Jr.,            employee telling her how to do her job. The
commentator on “Court TV” in the ’90s.        days from the postmark date on their tax          Humphries as the Interim Director of          increased development near the rail           27, Newark was arrested at headquarters for         waitress’ boyfriend then threatened the
   Among those from Westfield attend-         bill envelope to make payment. Payments           Special Education. He will be paid            station, which is a necessary compo-          an outstanding warrant out of Springfield in        employee with physical violence, authori-
ing the swearing-in ceremony were             received after the 25 calendar day exten-         $97,000 ($650 per day, not to exceed          nent of securing transit village status,      the amount of $500. He was processed and            ties said.
                                              sion will be considered late and interest                                                                                                     released.                                              Monday, July 20, the owner of a business
Westfield Mayor Andy Skibitsky and            will accrue back to the original due date         150 days). “We’re looking forward to          Ms. Cronin said, “I have always sup-             Thursday, July 16, a resident in the 500         on Sheffield Street reported that someone
Councilman Mark Ciarrocca, former             of August 1, per state law.                       having him on board,” said CSA                ported mixed-use development [near            block of Arlington Avenue reported that             removed scrap metal from an air condition-
mayor Tom Jardim, former council-                Contact       Susan       Noon       at        Baubles.                                      the train station], but it’s not up to me.    someone poured an unknown liquid on his             ing unit that was located on the premises.
man Larry Goldman, Town Adminis-              taxcollector@westfieldnj.gov or (908)                Ms. Baubles said she will explore          There’s a far better use of that prop-        vehicle causing damage to the finish.               According to police, a security tape of the
trator Jim Gildea, Westfield Board of         789-4051 with questions.                          making the director of special educa-         erty than for just parking,” she said of         Thursday, July 16, Robert W. Carter, 53,         suspect disassembling the air conditioner
                                                                                                tion part of a shared services position       the South Avenue lot.                         of Westfield was arrested in the 200 block          unit and driving away in a mini-van was
                                                                                                and “will provide information as it              When asked about potentially               of Cacciola Place for outstanding warrants          provided, and the incident is under investi-
     Linoln School in Westfield                                                                 unfolds” during the 2009-2010 school
                                                                                                year.
                                                                                                                                              changing the character of downtown
                                                                                                                                              if such development ensues, she said,
                                                                                                                                                                                            out of Cranford in the amount of $948,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Garwood in the amount of $553 and New-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ark in the amount of $500. According to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                gation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Scotch Plains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Thursday, July 16, Tereares Daniel, 21,
                                CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1                                              Ms. Baubles reported on violence           “The downtown and the character               police, he was also charged with obstruc-           of Plainfield was arrested for an outstanding
                                                                                                and vandalism that occured last year          changes every day.”                           tion of justice and held for failure to post bail   warrant after a motor vehicle stop. He was
went into renovating the Lincoln build-       at the same time, as long as we all arrive        in the district. She said there were             When discussion arises in the fu-
ing to make it appropriate for the town’s     at the same destination in June,” Ms.                                                                                                         in the amount of $1,000.                            processed and released.
                                                                                                nine violence incidents (assault, bat-        ture on whether or not to apply for the          Thursday, July 16, a resident of East               Thursday, July 16, a resident of Tussel
youngest learners will benefit students       Zavetz said. “They just came together             tery and bullying) and three acts of          designation, Ms. Cronin said it is
for decades.                                  as a group beautifully.”                                                                                                                      Broad Street reported that someone stole            Lane reported that someone damaged her
                                                                                                vandalism of school property. The             “absolutely in [the DWC’s] purview”           $300 from his apartment over a three-day            planter valued at $45.
   “Our hope was also that teachers              Mrs. Zavetz said having the town’s             students involved accounted for ap-           to supply input and that “anything to         period.                                                Friday, July 17, police investigated a hit-
from six different buildings, with dif-       3- to 5-year-old population all in one            proximately three percent of the stu-         help the town from a planning per-               Thursday, July 16, David M. Gibson, 48,          and-run accident that occurred on Crestwood
ferent styles and traditions, would, over     building allowed activities and assem-            dents in the district.                        spective is a great thing.”                   of Westfield was arrested and charged with          Road after the victim parked her vehicle
the course of the year, become a team,”       blies to be specifically geared toward               Ms. Baubles said a student work-              “We need the town engaged in this,”        driving while intoxicated (DWI) following           legally and another vehicle struck the rear of
she said. “And that’s been a major            their age range. She also tried to inte-          shop on bullying is being organized           she added. “I can’t see exploring [a
                                                                                                                                                                                            a motor vehicle stop on Rahway Avenue at            the vehicle causing damage and then fled
success…one I could see whenever I            grate special-education classes into                                                                                                          Grove Street. He was processed and re-              the scene.
                                                                                                at Deerfield school by Principal Rob-         Transit Village designation] as being         leased to a responsible adult.                         Friday, July 17, Ahmid Baqqi, 36, of
walked the halls.”                            these activities.                                 ert Philips.                                  a bad thing. We need to keep thinking
   Audrey Zavetz, principal of Lincoln           “I’d always ask [the special-educa-                                                                                                           Friday, July 17, a resident of South Av-         Marrow, Ga., was arrested for an outstand-
                                                                                                   The next board meeting is sched-           forward. The character changes ev-            enue reported that while shopping at an Elm         ing warrant after a motor vehicle stop. He
School, agreed.                               tion teachers] if they thought it was             uled for Tuesday, August 18, at 7:30          ery day…and I know there are a lot of         Street grocery store, someone intentionally         was processed and released.
   “At the beginning of the year, I said to   appropriate or if they’d like to sit in a         p.m.                                          towns that want to emulate us.”               pushed a cart into her vehicle, causing dam-           Friday, July 17, James Smith, 34, of
them that it’s not so important that we       certain area so if they needed to leave,                                                                                                      age to the paint.                                   Plainfield was arrested for an outstanding
all take the same step in the same way        they could without much disruption,”                                                                                                             Friday, July 17, a resident in the 800           warrant after a motor vehicle stop. He was
                                              she said.                                                                                                                                     block of Cranford Avenue reported that              processed and released.
                                                 She additionally believed strong sup-                                                                                                      someone removed approximately $15,000                  Saturday, July 18, Kathy Ingraham, 46,
Garwood Ed.                                   port from Lincoln parents and the com-
                                              munity played a major role in a suc-
                                                                                                     RVSA Costs and Revenue                                                                 worth of jewelry from her residence.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Friday, July 17, Alice Gmelin, 54, of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of Scotch Plains was arrested for an out-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                standing warrant after a motor vehicle stop.
         CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1                cessful first year. But like any new                                              CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1                                       Westfield was arrested for an outstanding           She was processed and released.
dents will be charged for lunch unless        endeavor, it was not without challenges.                                                                                                      Garwood warrant in the amount of $42. She              Saturday, July 18, a resident of Kevin
                                                                                                Thursday’s agenda meeting a history           for the RVSA’s sewerage-treatment             was processed and released.                         Road reported that someone entered his
they qualify for a free or reduced price         Mrs. Zavetz, who had seven years of            of the cogeneration and sludge dry-           plant. The diesel engines outlined in            Saturday, July 18, Johhnie Stanley, 51, of       vehicle and removed his GPS valued at
lunch.                                        experience as a principal and assistant           ing facilities construction and changes       the Caterpillar lawsuit are for backup        Westfield was arrested for outstanding war-         $150.
   The fees were previously discussed         principal prior to Lincoln, said trans-           based on the report of the RVSA               power in the event of a power failure.        rants out of Woodbridge in the amount of                               Fanwood
during a special public committee of the      portation issues were the biggest hurdle.         construction manager. Notice to pro-             Officials said the authority faces         $1,000, Union Township in the amount of                Tuesday, July 7, three juveniles, ages
whole meeting on July 16 when board           “No matter what district I’ve worked              ceed was given on March 10, 2004,             significant additional costs as a result      $1,500 and Springfield in the amount of             13, 15, 16, all from Plainfield, were ar-
officials said the charges were part of a     for, it’s always a challenge,” she said.          with an original completion date of           of its need to retain temporary gen-          $200 after a motor vehicle stop on South            rested after an officer observed them at-
“change in mindset” for the district.            Drop-off and pick-up procedures had            December 10, 2005. The newly an-              erators and for damage caused by              Avenue. He was processed and released.              tempting to steal bicycles from the North
   “Education in Garwood does have to         to incorporate students who took the bus          nounced anticipated completion date           “backfires” during testing of the co-            Saturday, July 18, a resident in the 500         side train station. According to police, the
change, we just can’t afford what we’ve       along with others who were dropped off                                                                                                        block of Trinity Place reported that some-          16-year-old was charged with possession
                                                                                                is October 16, 2009, which includes           generation facilities. Caterpillar and        one flattened both rear tires of his vehicle.       of a burglary tool and attempted theft, and
had,” Board President Adele Lewis said        by car. Some children walked to school.           installation of the two diesel genera-        Foley Power Systems, the local dealer            Saturday, July 18, a resident of Mohican         the other two juveniles were charged with
on Tuesday. “If you look at it this way,         “In the beginning of the year, there           tors recently added back to the project.      for Caterpillar, brought a suit against       Drive reported that someone removed and             attempted theft. All three were processed
you pay for pre-kindergarten when you         were some problems with daily logis-              Costs of the cogeneration and sludge          RVSA for the return of the temporary          Ipod Nano, a laptop, $250 in cash and an            and turned over to a responsible adult.
use it instead of a huge tax increase.”       tics,” Ms. Dolan said. “Those proce-              drying facilities have risen from an          generators. The RVSA has filed coun-          antique firearm from his residence.                    Tuesday, July 7, a 17-year-old juvenile
   The district began exploring a fee-        dures needed to be fixed, and they were.”         original $17.13 million to $24.22             terclaims and a submission for reim-             Saturday, July 18, Beau Lia, 19, of              from Boundbrook, who was a passenger
based system for non-mandated pro-            She said Mrs. Zavetz continues to visit           million, an increase of 41 percent,           bursement from the contractors’ and           Fanwood was arrested for an outstanding             in a vehicle that was stopped for a motor
grams after scrapping a plan to “off-         schools in other towns to see what can be         and are part of the $225 million court-       consultants’ insurance companies.             warrant out of Garwood after a motor ve-            vehicle violation on Terrill Road, was
line” Washington School. The district         learned from their procedures.                    ordered expansion.                               A three-day performance test of a          hicle stop on South Avenue. He was pro-             arrested for underage possession of alco-
is facing a $400,000 deficit for the             Mrs. Zavetz described the first year                                                                                                       cessed and released.                                hol and underage consumption of alco-
                                                                                                   Michael Brinker, RVSA executive            revision to the ultraviolet disinfection         Saturday, July 18, Rasheeda McNair               hol. He was transported to headquarters,
2010-2011 school year. Business Ad-           as a learning experience and said she             director, told The Leader that the            system for the facility’s wastewater          Poindexter, 27, of Elizabeth was arrested           where he was processed and released to a
ministrator William Muzzio said the           will continue to tweak and “stream-               October 16 date does not include time         appears to have been successfully             after a motor vehicle stop on South Avenue          responsible adult.
board is looking at “everything under         line” procedures.                                 for the possible redesign and con-            completed, officials said. While the          at Windsor Avenue for an outstanding war-              Wednesday, July 8, Damon Ross, 37,
the sun” to decrease that figure.                The school will send all of its corre-         struction of the supports for the ex-         report has not been submitted to the          rant out of Elizabeth in the amount of $89.         of Roselle was arrested following a motor
   The board is also considering begin-       spondences via e-mail next year. New              haust system. Caterpillar’s commis-           authority, data indicates the test was        She was processed and released.                     vehicle stop on South Avenue for out-
ning a full-day, tuition-based pre-kin-       activities are in the works, including            sioning report discussed last month           successful. The revision switches the            Sunday, July 19, Matthew T. Dandrea,             standing warrants out of Greenbrook,
dergarten program in the future and is        inviting visiting authors and guest read-         raised the possibility that this would        disinfection system to full power when        18, of Westfield was arrested and charged           Fanwood, Plainfield, Westfield and
discussing the possibility of an activity     ers, as well as having a Math Day.                need to be done. Caterpillar is the           a triggering flow rate of 55 million          with kidnapping, aggravated assault, pos-           Cranford. He was processed and turned
fee or requiring instrument rentals for          Both Ms. Dolan and Mrs. Zavetz                                                                                                             session of a stun gun, possession of a weapon       over to the Union County jail for failure to
                                                                                                manufacturer of the diesel engines            gallons per day is exceeded.                  for an unlawful purpose, possession of a            make bail.
its extra-curricular music program.           urged parents to become involved.                                                                                                             CDS of under 50 grams after an investiga-              Thursday, July 9, a resident of Helen
   Parent Patricia Puentes expressed             “Our doors are always open for par-                                                                                                        tion relating to an incident that occurred on       Street reported that sometime between
concern over the timing of the fee imple-     ents who want to help out,” Mrs. Zavetz
mentation, saying she believed less than
two months was not enough notice.
                                              said. “We truly could not have done
                                              anything without the PTO this year.”
                                                                                                      Hyatt Hills Golf Complex                                                              Nomahegan Drive.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Sunday, July 19, a resident in the 500
                                                                                                                                                                                            block of Westfield Avenue reported that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11:55 p.m. on July 7, and 6 a.m. on July 9,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                someone entered the residence by cutting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the screen on a ground floor window and
                                                                                                                                CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Due to the short notice, officials said          In June, the Lincoln PTO prepared a                                                                                                        sometime overnight someone entered his              opening the unlocked window to gain
they did not charge a tuition fee, which      time capsule for its inaugural kinder-            are accounted for prior to calculating           Union County Freeholder Daniel             residence through forced entry of a base-           entrance into the home.
Ms. Lewis said is as high as $225 per         garten class. It will remain in storage at        net income.                                   Sullivan said, “At some point, it was         ment door. According to police, a wallet               According to police, the suspect re-
month in neighboring towns.                   the building and be opened in 2021,                  Total revenue in 2008 was                  to generate money for Cranford and            that was left in the kitchen was removed.           moved a purse, cell phone, Blackberry
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mountainside                       and a set of keys belonging to a 2005
   Resident Bruce Paterson suggested          when the students graduate Westfield              $2,239,598 and slightly higher in 2007        Clark, and it has not done that.”                Tuesday, July 14, a resident came into           Subaru. Once outside the suspect used the
that the board list those programs that       High School.                                      at $2,241,909.                                   He also said the county is “in no          headquarters to report that a large, blue           keys to steal the vehicle. The scene was
are mandatory and those that are not             It contains such items as a Lincoln T-            Total revenue increased since 2003         position to buy another golf course.”         plastic garbage can had been removed from           processed, and the incident is being in-
and move towards a user-fee system.           shirt and car magnet, student projects,           to 2008 by 59.5 percent, and expenses            In the public meeting, Mr. Freed-          his residence. According to police, the gar-        vestigated by the detective bureau.
   “Somewhere out there, there has to         class and staff photos, the first edition         increased in the same period by 37.9          man updated the commission on the             bage can is owned by Midco, and the serial             Sunday, July 12, Elamin S. Raheem,
be an idea of what the taxpayers should       of the Lincoln Ledger newsletter, the             percent.                                      books. He said that no “expense items         number is 01006396.                                 28, of Plainfield was arrested for an out-
really be funding and what you should         school’s handbook and calendar, let-                 According to the 2008 audit, the           were over budget.”                               Tuesday, July 14, a resident of Berkeley         standing Bloomfield warrant after a mo-
be passing along as a user fee,” Mr.          ters from Ms. Dolan and Board of                  Hyatt Hills commission owes GM,                  “We have cut back on capital ex-           Heights reported that while she left her            tor vehicle stop in the 300 block of South
Paterson said.                                Education President Ginny Leiz wel-               for GM’s expense of building the              penses,” he continued. He said the            vehicle parked on Cherry Hill Road, some-           Avenue. He was processed and released
                                                                                                                                                                                            one threw a bottle of beer through the back         after posting bail.
   Board members Linda Koenig and             coming the students, a CD of Westfield            complex, a note, with accrued inter-          commission has spent $8,500 and               window, causing approximately $500 worth               Sunday, July 12, Rebecca F. Lipke, 18,
Christine Guerriero proposed the pos-         Leader newspaper issues from through-             est, in the amount of $1.7 million,           $48,000 were budgeted for and he              of damage. According to police, the vehicle         of Scotch Plains was arrested and charged
sibility of forming an ad hoc citizens        out the school year and the poem Mrs.             with an additional liability cost of          recommended that “based on our cash           had only been parked at the location for 15         with providing police with false informa-
committee to promote better public            Zavetz wrote and recited at the year-             $306,227. The note payable was ad-            balance” $75,000 be “allotted to the          minutes when the damage occurred.                   tion, and a 17-year-old juvenile from
involvement in school board matters.          end celebration ceremony.                         justed in 2008 when GM agreed to              winter fund.” Mr. Hoeffler agreed.               Wednesday, July 15, a resident of Up-            Scotch Plains was arrested and charged
   The board said it will also be starting       Ms. Dolan said she wants to ensure a           reduce it by $601,003. This debt is              Commission Treasurer James                 land Road reported that someone threw a             with obstruction of justice for throwing a
a first and second grade disabled class       smooth transition as the first kindergar-         not taken into account in the expense         Ulrich reported at the meeting that           brick through the back window of his ve-            controlled dangerous substance into the
at Lincoln School. The program will           ten class moves on to the six elemen-             column of the audit.                          there was a “change to the Clarkford          hicle while it was parked in his driveway.          air after officers responded to Elm Street
serve some students who are already in        tary schools this September. Orienta-                The Hyatt Hills commission is to           Bill.” It had to pay back $2,800 for a        According to police, a 40-ounce bottle of           on a report of suspicious activity. Lipke
                                                                                                                                                                                            English Malt liquor was also found in the           was processed and released, and the juve-
district as well as allowing some out-        tions, visitations and activities were            begin repaying GM on the note when            late starter drop for camp lessons, and       vehicle.                                            nile was processed and turned over to a
of-district placements to return, which       held at the end of the school year in that        net income reaches $100,000. Ten              showed there was a $4,000 income                 Thursday, July 16, a resident of Little          responsible adult.
will result in a cost savings.                regard.                                           percent of the total outstanding bal-         before the reimbursement.                     Court reported that someone sent him a                 Monday, July 13, Jennie M. Correa,
   “It all depends on how much extra             Mrs. Zavetz said she hopes the class           ance is to be paid when net income is            A split of gas lines to run to a new       harassing letter in response to a letter to the     27, of Newark was arrested for an out-
help the student might need, but it’s a       will feel “special” when it opens the             between $100,000 and $300,000; 18             gas meter is also planned to be com-          editor he had submitted to the Star-Ledger.         standing Bellville warrant after a motor
substantial savings,” Lincoln School          time capsule in 2021.                             percent between $300,000 and                  plete within a month.                            Friday, July 17, a resident reported that        vehicle stop on Martine Avenue. She was
Principal Mary Emmons said.                      “I want them to realize they were the          $500,000, and 25 percent when greater            The site also has the restaurant, Lana’s   she was concerned about the welfare of her          processed and released after posting bail.
   The next scheduled meeting of the          pioneers of this building…the glue that           than $500,000.                                Fine Dining, which is contracted out to       ex-boyfriend after he told her during a phone          Tuesday, July 14, a resident of Taul
board is Tuesday, August 18. The board        held all of us together, even if they were           The commission’s accountant,               Peter Kowal to operate. He has man-           conversation that he had been walking up            Road reported that sometime between
                                                                                                                                                                                            and down Summit Road thinking about her.            8:30 p.m. on July 13, and 7:45 a.m. on
will hold a public committee of the           too young to realize it at the time,” she         Harvin Freedman, said he was not aware        aged the restaurant since the complex         An officer checked the area and found the           July 14, a 2009 Mercedes was stolen from
whole meeting, tentatively scheduled          said. “I want them to think back and              of any agreement between the commis-          opened, and he said the restaurant, which     individual to be coherent and in no apparent        his driveway. According to police, there
for Wednesday or Thursday, August 12          remember the excitement and know                  sion and the two towns, and would not         has indoor and outdoor dining, as well        danger. According to police, his mother             was no evidence of a forced entry left at
or 13.                                        how much we love them.”                           comment on the income statements.             as a bar, is profitable.                      confirmed to police that her son had been           the scene.
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             Scotch Plains Council Acts
            On Storm Sewers, Adjusts SID
              By FRED T. ROSSI                             Special Improvement District (SID)                        Two major road projects are also un-
 Specially Written for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
                                                           assessments for property located at                       derway, he said. The Sycamore Av-
   SCOTCH PLAINS — During its                              Block 1801, Lots 6 and 7. Council-                        enue reconstruction, which began in
45-minute meeting, the Scotch Plains                       man Kevin Glover said the governing                       early June, is set for completion by
council introduced two environmen-                         body was “correcting a technical de-                      mid to late August, while the Morse
tal-oriented ordinances. The first, ac-                    fect” in the SID assessment plan.                         Avenue improvements got underway
cording to Councilwoman Mary                                  The council awarded a $26,635                          two weeks ago.
DePaola, would bring the township                          contract to National Fence Systems                           Deputy Mayor Jeffrey Strauss said
into compliance with state Depart-                         of Avenel to install fencing at the                       on Tuesday night that, due to feed-
ment of Environmental Protection                           southside field, Green Forest Park,                       back received from parents, enroll-
(DEP) regulations to prevent the dis-                      the field at the Union County Voca-                       ment in the recreation department’s
charge of solids into municipal storm                      tional-Technical Schools and a pub-                       summer camp program has increased
sewers. The second ordinance, she                          lic works facility.                                       five-fold from the initial registration
said, establishes requirements for the                        Township Manager Christopher                           period.
proper handling of dumpsters and                           Marion, at his first meeting since                           Mr. Strauss said summer camp reg-
other refuse containers. Both ordi-                        assuming his new position late last                       istrations had been low after sign-ups
nances will be voted on after public                       month, said 1,602 permits had been                        began in early May, with the sour
hearings on Tuesday, August 11.                            sold for the township’s bulk waste                        economic climate believed to be the
   The council also voted to waive the                     pick-up in June versus 1,635 last year.                   primary reason. In recent weeks, he
                                                                                                                     said, the recreation department has
                                                                                                                     contacted parents of campers and
                                                                                                                     found that, along with “some other                                                                                                                                            Fred Lecomte for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
                                                                                                                     bugs” in the program, the increased                       FROLICKING ON A SUMMER NIGHT...Children of the St. Bart’s Oldtimers Men’s Softball League engage in a whole
                                                                                                                     fees this year had provided “some                         lot of fun at Brookside Park in Scotch Plains after the game last week.
                                                                                                                     disincentive” for some families.
                                                                                                                        Fees were then adjusted, Mr.
                                                                                                                     Strauss said, and enrollment has
                                                                                                                     climbed from 25 to 125. “The feed-
                                                                                                                                                                                RVSA Grants Raises, Construction
                                                                                                                     back was great,” he said, adding that
                                                                                                                     the camp has turned into “quite a
                                                                                                                     success.”
                                                                                                                        At the beginning of the meeting,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Costs Rise; U.S. Gypsum Closes
                                                                                                                     the council honored Joan Iuliano and                                   By WAYNE BAKER                                with 25 or more years of service will                     cogeneration and sludge drying fa-
                                                                                                                                                                                Specially Written for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
                                                                                                                     May Baker, both of whom recently                                                                                     now make a 1 per cent contribution to                     cilities construction and changes
                                                                                                                     retired from the Scotch Plains Li-                           RAHWAY — The commissioners                              their health care costs.                                  based on the report of the RVSA
                                                                                                                     brary after 28 and 25 years of service,                   of the Rahway Valley Sewerage Au-                             In other business, Clark is ques-                      construction manager. Notice to pro-
                                                                                                                     respectively. Mayor Malool presented                      thority (RVSA) met Thursday night                          tioning the authority’s billing pro-                      ceed was given on March 10, 2004,
                                                                                                                     them with plaques of appreciation                         and approved an 11 percent raise over                      cess. Charges to member municipali-                       with an original completion date of
                                                                                                                     and thanked them for their years of                       three years for union employees. The                       ties are based on five-year rolling                       December 10, 2005. The newly an-
                                                                                                                     service to the township.                                  board also discussed, in closed execu-                     average. According to a statement                         nounced anticipated completion date
                                                         David Samsky for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
                                                                                                                        Library Director Meg Kolaya ex-                        tive session, an issue raised by Clark                     made by Clark Commissioner Frank                          is October 16, 2009, which includes
PRESIDENT IN NEW JERSEY...President Barack Obama came to the Garden                                                  tended her “greatest wishes” to Mrs.                      Township relating to a large and sud-                      Mazzarella, U.S.G.’s contribution to                      installation of the two diesel genera-
State Art Center with 17,000 attendees last Thursday in a Democratic Party                                           Iuliano and Mrs. Baker while library                      den anticipated change in their flows                      the township’s flows had been about                       tors recently added back to the project.
campaign stump for the re-election of New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. See                                           Board of Trustees President Joseph                        due to the closure of the U.S. Gypsum                      25 percent of the township’s total                        Costs of the cogeneration and sludge
goleader.com/photos.                                                                                                 Duff said the two ladies “personify                       plant, at 1255 Raritan Road in Clark.                      flow. Mr. Mazzarella told The Scotch                      drying facilities have risen from an
                                                                                                                     what our staff is.”                                          The board of commissioners rati-                        Plains-Fanwood Times that Clark                           original $17.13 million to $24.22
      Jim Hely Becomes Newest                                                                                           Mayor Nancy Malool appointed
                                                                                                                     Lisa Schiller to the advisory board
                                                                                                                                                                               fied a mediated labor agreement with
                                                                                                                                                                               the United Steel Workers Local 4-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          feels the billing method places an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          undue burden on them as a result of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    million, an increase of 41 percent,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and are part of the $225 million court-
                                                                                                                     for Scotch Plains Television and                          149. The labor pact is retroactive to                      the loss of a large industrial user.                      ordered expansion.
      Judge on Superior Court                                                                                        Joanne Guarnuccio to the library
                                                                                                                     board of trustees.
                                                                                                                                                                               July 1, 2008 and has a three-year
                                                                                                                                                                               term. It gives the workers a three-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The five-year rolling average means
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the township and their taxpayers will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Michael Brinker, RVSA executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    director, told The Times that the Octo-
            By PAUL J. PEYTON                              colleagues, current and former elected                       The council also granted a special                     and-a-half percent annual raise. The                       face costs from the closed plant for                      ber 16 date does not include time for
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                                                           officials of both major political par-                    use permit to Portusa BBQ to place                        authority obtained permission for ran-                     five years, and Mr. Mazzarella said                       the possible redesign and construc-
   ELIZABETH — Former six-term                             ties, as well as family and friends,                      three tables and up to 12 chairs on the                   dom alcohol and drug tests and em-                         the township feels this is unfair. Mr.                    tion of the supports for the exhaust
Westfield town councilman Jim Hely                         witnessed the ceremony. He is a gradu-                    sidewalk outside its recently opened                      ployees now make a contribution to                         Mazzarella left the meeting immedi-                       system. Caterpillar’s commissioning
was sworn in on Friday as the newest                       ate of Westfield High School,                             premises at 503 Park Avenue.                              their health care costs. New retirees                      ately after his statement, stating that                   report discussed last month raised the
member the state Superior Court,                           Gettysburg College and Rutgers Law                                                                                                                                             the board would likely want to dis-                       possibility that this would need to be
Union County bench, during a cer-
emony at the Union County Court-
                                                           School.
                                                              All three State Senators from Union                               Hyatt Hills Golf Complex                                                                                  cuss strategy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The authority provided in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    done. Caterpillar is the manufacturer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of the diesel engines for the RVSA’s
house in Elizabeth.                                        County, Tom Kean, Jr. (LD-21,                                                                                                                                                  Thursday’s agenda a history of the                                    CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
   Mr. Hely, who has been an attorney
for 30 years, was nominated in the
                                                           Westfield), a Republican who serves
                                                           as Senate minority leader, and Demo-
                                                                                                                                  Sale Is ‘Status Quo’                                                                                           Scutari, Stender Push for
spring of 2008 by Governor Jon                             crats, Ray Lesniak (LD-20, Eliza-                                    By CHRISTINA M. HINKE                          our largest teaching pro left.”
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Corzine to fill a vacancy on the Union                     beth) and Nicholas Scutari (LD-22,                                                                                     The audit report on file at the Town-
County bench. The state Senate Judi-
ciary Committee signed off on the
                                                           Linden), both of whom are attorneys
                                                           and serve on the Senate Judiciary
                                                                                                                        CLARK – Following the private ses-
                                                                                                                     sion of The Hyatt Hills Golf Complex
                                                                                                                                                                               ship of Cranford shows Hyatt Hills
                                                                                                                                                                               had net income for the year ended
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Use of ‘Safer’ Chemicals
nomination, at which point Governor                        Committee, attended.                                      commission Thursday, chairman Rob-                        October 31, 2008, of $573,187, a                                     By RAYNOR DENITZIO                              companies and government agencies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Specially Written for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
Corzine made the appointment, which                           Mr. Scutari described the approval                     ert Kobryn said that the commission’s                     considerable increase from 2007,                                                                                     to utilize inherently safer technolo-
was approved by the full Senate on                         process for Mr. Hely before the Sen-                      attorney Dan McCarthy stated in the                       when the complex had a net loss of                            LINDEN — During a press confer-                        gies when they are accessible.
July 1.                                                    ate Judiciary Committee as “a breeze,”                    session that he has been in contact with                  $236,852. The complex had showed                           ence at a Linden railroad yard on                            “What we’re trying to do with this
   The new judge served 10 years as a                      based on the attorney’s extensive                         General Motor’s (GM) attorneys and                        a net loss each year since it opened in                    Monday, District 22 representatives                       resolution is create a higher aware-
councilman from Westfield’s fourth                         résumé. In fact, the senator said he                      that the sale of the golf complex’s land                  2002, with the exception of 2004                           Senator Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden)                       ness and urge the state, the Depart-
ward. Among his accomplishments                            would call Mr. Hely to discuss his                        is “status quo.” The lawyers said “it is                  when its net income was $23,856.                           and Assemblywoman Linda Stender                           ment of Environmental Protection
as a councilman was his leadership in                      strategy in an upcoming trial.                            going to take a long time” to reach an                       When the golf complex was initi-                        (D-Fanwood) spoke of the need for                         (DEP) and the governor’s office to
enacting a municipal law requiring                            “He (Mr. Hely) is the true defini-                     agreement of sale, he said.                               ated, an agreement was made be-                            companies to utilize alternative tech-                    take the next step in adopting safer
helmets for bicyclists under the age                       tion of what a public servant is,” Mr.                       The commission also received a six-                    tween the commission and Cranford                          nologies to limit the volume of poten-                    technologies throughout the state,”
of 14 to prevent head injuries. The                        Scutari said.                                             month report from Arcadis, the envi-                      and Clark that Cranford would re-                          tially dangerous chemicals trans-                         Mrs. Stender said.
law has become the basis for similar                          “He is such a committed and moti-                      ronmental engineering consulting com-                     ceive one third and Clark would re-                        ported via rail.                                             As an example, Mrs. Stender spoke
laws around the country.                                   vated individual,” adding that Mr.                        pany hired by GM to test the groundwa-                    ceive two thirds of the positive bal-                         “While we may never be able to                         of the potential danger posed by ship-
   Mr. Hely ran for Congress in 1988,                      Hely is “the right candidate (for Su-                     ter on the Hyatt Hills Golf Complex,                      ance at the end of each annual finan-                      completely eliminate the transporta-                      ments of chlorine, which, among other
against veteran Rep. Matthew                               perior Court judge) at the right time                     which is a brownfield redevelopment.                      cial period. To date, neither entity has                   tion of hazardous chemicals, we must                      uses, is employed in water treatment.
Rinaldo (R-Union), a position that                         for Union County.”                                           Mr. Kobryn said in the public por-                     received any income from the golf                          do everything we can to limit the                         According to Mrs. Stender, more than
he said, “wasn’t a real coveted posi-                         Mr. Kean said the judicial system,                     tion of the meeting that it costs GM                      complex. Even though in 2008 over                          abundance of hazardous chemicals in                       1,100 shipments of chlorine travel
tion” for a Democrat. He had an                            is the “closest interaction the citizens                  about $150,000 per year for Arcadis’                      half a million dollars in profit was                       our rail yards,” Mrs. Stender said.                       through New Jersey’s rail system per
unsuccessful run for mayor of                              have with any form of government.”                        services. Initially, GM paid about $45                    made, Mr. Hoeffler said the towns did                         Noting the “significant abundance                      year. Citing statistics from the U.S.
Westfield in 1984.                                         He told the nearly 30 judges that sit                     million to cap and fill the land, ac-                     not receive income. He cited salaries                      of rail lines” and dense population in                    Naval Laboratories, she said one rail-
   Mr. Hely told The Scotch Plains-                        on the county bench that they are                         cording to the county.                                    and utility costs during the four                          Union, Essex and Hudson counties,                         car carrying chlorine has the poten-
Fanwood Times that he considered                           “getting an incredible colleague.”                           Robert Hoeffler, Hyatt Hills execu-                    months in winter when the complex                          as well as what she said is the vulner-                   tial to “cause more than 100,000
his judicial appointment “a great                             Citing Mr. Hely’s work in his com-                     tive director, said during public ses-                    is closed for eating up the remainder                      ability of the rail transit system, Mrs.                  deaths or serious injuries” if it were
honor,” and he hopes his experience                        munity, Mr. Lesniak added that Mr.                        sion his review of the groundwater                        of the money.                                              Stender said ACR-239 would urge                                       CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
as an attorney would make him a                            Hely’s “commitment to justice does                        analysis showed “levels of the serious                       A look at the audited income state-
“humble and good judge.”                                   not end at the courtroom steps.”                          items that are underground are about                      ments show that utilities for 2008
   He took his oath from Assignment                           Judge Cassidy, who assumed the                         the same, they haven’t changed.”                          totaled close to $207,000 and payroll
Judge for Union County, Karen                              assignment judge leadership post ear-                        He said the New Jersey Department                      totaled $323,782, and those expenses
Cassidy of Cranford. Mr. Hely’s legal                                  CONTINUED ON PAGE 8                           of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)                       are accounted for prior to calculating
                                                                                                                     will analyze the findings and submit                      net income.
                                                                                                                     their feedback in two months.                                Total revenue in 2008 was
                                                                                                                        The report stated a detection of                       $2,239,598 and slightly higher in 2007
                                                                                                                     MTBE was significantly less, at a                         at $2,241,909.
                                                                                                                     concentration of 7.8 micrograms per                          Total revenue increased since 2003
                                                                                                                     liter, than the cleanup criteria of 70                    to 2008 by 59.5 percent, and expenses
                                                                                                                     micrograms per liter.                                     increased in the same period by 37.9
                                                                                                                        It also reported that some wells                       percent.
                                                                                                                     “were not sampled because during                             According to the 2008 audit, the
                                                                                                                     purging, product was observed in the                      Hyatt Hills commission owes GM,
                                                                                                                     purge water and on the purging equip-                     for GM’s expense of building the
                                                                                                                     ment.”The product is oil, according                       complex, a note, with accrued inter-
                                                                                                                     to Tim Yost, press officer for Motors                     est, in the amount of $1.7 million,
                                                                                                                     Liquidation, who said, “There has                         with an additional liability cost of
                                                                                                                     been product in the water there for a                     $306,227. The note payable was ad-
                                                                                                                     decade if not longer. Steady progress                     justed in 2008 when GM agreed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fred Rossi for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
                                                                                                                     has been made at getting it out during                    reduce it by $601,003. This debt is                        ON DASHER...At last Thursday’s summer concert at Alan Augustine Village
                                                                                                                     that time frame.”                                         not taken into account in the expense                      Green in Scotch Plains, magician Eric Dasher pulled double duty after the live
                                                                                                                        Dan Hollis, the general manager of                     column of the audit.                                       band set to follow his children’s show cancelled. Mr. Dasher stretched his hour-
                                                                                                                     the golf course, said “revenue has                           The Hyatt Hills commission is to                        long show for an additional hour and entertained the several dozen children and
                                                                                                                     been very good” for the month of                          begin repaying GM on the note when                         young-at-heart for with an assortment of tricks and illusions.
                                                            Greg Ryan for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
JOINING THE BENCH…Jim Hely of Westfield takes the oath of office for
                                                                                                                     July. June he said “was not a good                        net income reaches $100,000. Ten                                                                     PAGE INDEX
Superior Court Judge of New Jersey from Union County Assignment Judge                                                month because of the weather.” He                         percent of the total outstanding bal-
                                                                                                                     said individual golf lessons by the                       ance is to be paid when net income is                      Regional ........ 2-3, 16 Obituary ........ 14                           Real Estate .... 9-13
Karen Cassidy. Judge Hely’s daughter, Meghan Hely, an attorney herself, holds                                                                                                                                                             Editorial ........ 4-5    Education ...... 17                            Classifieds .... 15
the bible. The ceremony took place at the county courthouse in Elizabeth on                                          golf pros were less than last year, “but                  between $100,000 and $300,000; 18
                                                                                                                     not anything significant considering                                                                                 Community..6-7, 14, 16 Sports ............ 9-13                          A&E .............. 17-18
Friday, July 17.                                                                                                                                                                            CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
   Page 8              Thursday, July 23, 2009                                                           The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains – Fanwood TIMES                                                                               A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

                                                                                                           Police Report Three Cat Burglaries
                                                                                                         In Westfield, Remind Residents of Care
                                                                                                            WESTFIELD — Captain David                                   This is the third incident of this type that
                                                                                                         Wayman of the Westfield Police Depart-                     has occurred in just over a month’s period
                                                                                                         ment announced that a “cat burglary” oc-                   of time. During the late night hours of June
                                                                                                         curred on Sunday, July 19, between 1 and                   9 into the early morning hours of June 10,
                                                                                                         9 a.m. in the 500 block of Westfield Av-                   a “cat burglary” occurred in the 600 block
                                                                                                         enue. Actor(s) entered the residence                       of West Broad Street and the 800 block of
                                                                                                         through an unlocked door and rummaged                      Shadowlawn Drive during which time an
                                                                                                         through the first floor of the house as the                unspecified amount of property was re-
                                                                                                         residents were asleep on the second floor.                 moved from each residence.
                                                                                                         An unspecified amount of property was                          A “cat burglary” can be defined as
                                                                                                         removed from the residence by the actor(s).                when an occupied premise is unknow-
                                                                                                                                                                    ingly entered by an actor(s) to commit a
                                                                                                                                                                    crime. These types of burglaries are un-
                                                                                                              Hyatt Hills                                           usual; however, when they do occur, they
                                                                                                                                                                    normally take place at night with the
                                                                                                                    CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1                           occupants asleep.
                                                                                                         percent between $300,000 and                                   The Westfield Police Department is
                                                                                                         $500,000, and 25 percent when                              actively investigating these incidents, and
                                             David Samsky for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
                                                                                                         greater than $500,000.                                     it is unknown at this time if the incidents                                                                                Courtesy of Valeri Sewald
THE JUBILANT...President Barack Obama supporters await his arrival to the                                                                                           are related.                                       DETERRING CRIME...On July 14, Westfield Police Captain David Wayman
Garden State Arts Center last week while security intermingles with the crowd to                            The commission’s accountant,                                Residents are reminded to keep the             and detective Joseph Costanzo conducted a community meeting at a Shadowlawn
ensure the safety.                                                                                       Harvin Freedman, said he was not aware                     doors and windows to their houses locked           Drive home organized by Fourth Ward Councilman Tom Bigosinski regarding
                                                                                                         of any agreement between the commis-                       when practical and report any suspicious           burglaries and theft prevention. Sixty residents attended. Pictured, from left to
                                                                                                         sion and the two towns, and would not                      or unusual incidents or people to the Po-          right, are: Captain Wayman, Det. Costanzo and Councilman Bigosinski.
  Judge Jim Hely of Westfield                                                                            comment on the income statements.
                                                                                                            Union County Freeholder Daniel
                                                                                                                                                                    lice Department immediately at (908) 789-
                                                                                                                                                                    4000 or in case of an emergency dial 911.
                                                                                                         Sullivan said, “At some point, it was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             POLICE BLOTTER
                               CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

lier this year, told those in attendance       for plaintiff injury cases as well as                     to generate money for Cranford and
that she went up against Mr. Hely in
a trial as a young attorney trying to
                                               numerous articles, and appeared as a
                                               regular commentator on “Court TV”
                                                                                                         Clark, and it has not done that.”
                                                                                                            He also said the county is “in no                                    RVSA
impress her bosses but ended up los-           in the 1990s.                                             position to buy another golf course.”                                CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1                                     Scotch Plains                    had been upset about the breakup but had
ing the case.                                    Among those from Westfield at-                             In the public meeting, Mr. Freed-                       sewerage-treatment plant. The diesel                  Thursday, July 16, Tereares Daniel, 21,        lately seemed fine, police said.
   “But now, the tables are kind of            tending the swearing-in ceremony                          man updated the commission on the                          engines outlined in the Caterpillar                of Plainfield was arrested for an outstand-          Saturday, July 18, Beatrice Wilson, 58,
                                               were Westfield Mayor Andy Skibitsky                       books. He said that no “expense items                                                                         ing warrant after a motor vehicle stop. He        of Sayreville was picked up at the
turned, so it’s kind of fun,” Judge                                                                                                                                 lawsuit are for backup power in the                was processed and released.                       Middlesex County Correctional Facility
Cassidy joked. Back to serious com-            and Councilman Mark Ciarrocca,                            were over budget.”                                         event of a power failure.                             Thursday, July 16, a resident of Tussel        for an outstanding warrant in the amount
ments, she said Mr. Hely has “a wealth         former mayor Tom Jardim, former                              “We have cut back on capital ex-                           Officials said the authority faces              Lane reported that someone damaged her            of $724.
of legal experience” and was a “very           councilman Larry Goldman, Town                            penses,” he continued. He said the                         significant additional costs as a result           planter valued at $45.                               Saturday, July 18, Rivera Rashawn, 22,
welcome addition to our bench.”                Administrator Jim Gildea, Westfield                       commission has spent $8,500 of a                           of its need to retain temporary gen-                  Friday, July 17, police investigated a         of Plainfield was arrested for contempt of
   Among the cases Mr. Hely has been           Board of Education President Ginny                        $48,000 budget. Based on cost esti-                        erators and for damage caused by                   hit-and-run accident that occurred on             court for an outstanding warrant in the
recognized for was a 1984 case in              Leiz, former town councilwoman and                        mates, he recommended that $75,000                         “backfires” during testing of the co-              Crestwood Road after the victim parked            amount of $200.
which he and another attorney re-              BOE president Susan Jacobson,                             be “allotted to the winter fund.” Mr.                      generation facilities. Caterpillar and             her vehicle legally and another vehicle              Sunday, July 19, Melvin O.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       struck the rear of the vehicle causing dam-       Olivavalladres, 42, of Irvington was ar-
ceived the largest injury award in the         Fanwood Councilwoman Joan                                 Hoeffler agreed.                                           Foley Power Systems, the local dealer              age and then fled the scene.                      rested and charged with driving with a
state at that time — $3.55 million —           Wheeler, Union County Prosecutor                             Commission Treasurer James                              for Caterpillar, brought suit against                 Friday, July 17, Ahmid Baqqi, 36, of           suspended license after a motor vehicle
for a paralysis victim. In 1988, he            Ted Romankow, County Sheriff Ralph                        Ulrich reported at the meeting that                        RVSA for the return of the temporary               Marrow, Ga., was arrested for an outstand-        stop.
became the first attorney in the United        Froehlich, County Clerk Joanne                            there was a “change to the Clarkford                       generators. The RVSA has filed coun-               ing warrant after a motor vehicle stop. He           Sunday, July 19, an officer was dis-
States to prove during a jury trial that       Rajoppi and County Surrogate James                        Bill.” It had to pay back $2,800 for a                     terclaims and a submission for reim-               was processed and released.                       patched to a tavern on Mountain Avenue
the Audi 5000 was defective due to             LaCorte.                                                  late starter drop for camp lessons, and                    bursement from the contractors’ and                   Friday, July 17, James Smith, 34, of           in regards to a report of terroristic threats.
unintended acceleration. Audi, which             Mr. Skibitsky told The Times that                       showed there was a $4,000 income                           consultants’ insurance companies.                  Plainfield was arrested for an outstanding        According to police, a waitress was count-
                                                                                                         before the reimbursement.                                                                                     warrant after a motor vehicle stop. He was        ing her tips in the kitchen when another
was owned by Volkswagen of America             he has known Judge Hely for “quite a                                                                                    A three-day performance test of a               processed and released.                           employee told her to count the money at
at that time, claimed the acceleration         few years” and that, “Union County                           A split of gas lines to run to a new                    revision to the ultraviolet disinfec-                 Saturday, July 18, Kathy Ingraham, 46,         the bar. The waitress did not appreciate the
instances were due to driver error.            residents will be served extremely                        gas meter is also planned to be com-                       tion system for the facility’s waste-              of Scotch Plains was arrested for an out-         employee telling her how to do her job.
   He also authored two books on               well by Jim” on the state Superior                        plete within a month.                                      water appears to have been success-                standing warrant after a motor vehicle            The waitress’ boyfriend then threatened
personal injury law and trial strategy         Court.                                                       The site has a restaurant, Lana’s                       fully completed, officials said. While             stop. She was processed and released.             the employee with physical violence, au-
                                                                                                         Fine Dining, which Peter Kowal op-                         the report has not been submitted to                  Saturday, July 18, a resident of Kevin         thorities said.
                                                                                                         erates under contract. He has man-                         the authority, data indicates the test             Road reported that someone entered his               Monday, July 20, the owner of a busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       vehicle and removed his GPS valued at             ness on Sheffield Street reported that some-
                   Safer Chemicals                                                                       aged the restaurant since the complex
                                                                                                         opened, and he said the restaurant,
                                                                                                         which has indoor and outdoor dining,
                                                                                                                                                                    was successful. The revision switches
                                                                                                                                                                    the disinfection system to full power
                                                                                                                                                                    when a triggering flow rate of 55
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $150.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fanwood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         one removed scrap metal from an air con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ditioning unit that was located on the pre-
                               CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday, July 7, three juveniles, ages         mises. According to police, a security tape
                                                                                                         as well as a bar, is profitable.                           million gallons per day is exceeded.               13, 15 and 16, all from Plainfield, were          of the suspect disassembling the air condi-
subject to a terrorist attack or in-           century, I think it’s an important piece                                                                                                                                arrested after an officer observed them           tioner unit and driving away in a mini-van
volved in an accident.                         of legislation,” Mr. Scutari said.                                                                                                                                      attempting to steal bicycles from the North       was provided and the incident is under
   “Homeland Security and many na-               When reached for comment by The                                                                                                                                       side train station. According to police, the      investigation.
tional security experts have warned            Times, the American Chemical Soci-                                                                                                                                      16-year-old was charged with possession                             Westfield
that terrorists could use chemicals            ety (ACS) released a statement by                                                                                                                                       of a burglary tool and attempted theft, and          Tuesday, July 14, Keith Anderson, 41,
such as chlorine, transported by rail,         Neal Langerman, a former chair of                                                                                                                                       the other two juveniles were charged with         of Plainfield was arrested at the Plainfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       attempted theft. All three were processed         Police Department for an outstanding
in a terrorist attack,” she said.              the ACS Division of Chemical Health                                                                                                                                     and turned over to a responsible adult.           Westfield warrant in the amount of $500.
   Mrs. Stender said water-treatment           and Safety, made before the House of                                                                                                                                       Tuesday, July 7, a 17-year-old juvenile        He was processed and released.
facilities could substitute bleach for         Representatives Committee on Home-                                                                                                                                      from Boundbrook, who was a passenger in              Tuesday, July 14, Benito Marino, 21, of
chlorine at comparable costs, which            land Security. He said the society                                                                                                                                      a vehicle that was stopped for a motor            New Brunswick was arrested at the New
would limit the need to transport the          “supports increased attention on safer                                                                                                                                  vehicle violation on Terrill Road, was ar-        Brunswick Police Department for two
chemical by rail.                              technologies and believes the focus                                                                                                                                     rested for underage possession of alcohol         outstanding Westfield warrants. He was
   David Cynamon, executive chair-             should be on a broad portfolio of                                                                                                                                       and underage consumption of alcohol. He           processed and released.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       was transported to headquarters, where he            Tuesday, July 14, Sabin Silva, 25, ad-
man of K2 Pure Solutions, a Toronto-           timely and effective methods of re-                                                                                                                                     was processed and released to a respon-           dress unknown, was arrested following a
based company which builds facili-             ducing risk and mitigating potential                                                                                                                                    sible adult.                                      motor vehicle stop on West South Av-
ties to produce alternative water-pu-          damage.”                                                                                                                                                                   Wednesday, July 8, Damon Ross, 37, of          enue for possession of the prescription
rification products, said a significant          “The most effective steps to further                                                                                                                                  Roselle was arrested following a motor            drug Legend, a CDS. According to po-
portion of the chlorine usage “can             infrastructure protections will likely                                                                                                                                  vehicle stop on South Avenue for out-             lice, a subsequent investigation revealed
and should be eliminated using our             include incentives, rather than new                                                                                                                                     standing warrants out of Greenbrook,              she also had a body warrant issued by the
technologies.” He said he hopes the            regulations,” Mr. Langerman told the                                                                                                                                    Fanwood, Plainfield, Westfield and                United States Immigration and Customs
resolution creates more awareness of           committee.                                                                                                                                                              Cranford. He was processed and turned             Enforcement Agency (ICE) for an immi-
                                                                                                                                                             Benjamin B. Corbin for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times    over to the Union County jail for failure to      gration violation. She was processed and
alternative technologies and leads                                                                       DORMANT CRANES AT PORT...The ship cargo loading and unloading cranes                                          make bail.                                        turned over to the ICE.
water utilities and other agencies to                     Garwood Ed.                                    are empty last month during the cruise thoughout the port in Elizabeth for the                                   Thursday, July 9, a resident of Helen             Wednesday, July 15 Jimmy Smith, Jr.,
consider these options.                                                                                  14th Annual Blessings of the Ports. Word on the docks speculates that two factors                             Street reported that sometime between             27, Newark was arrested at headquarters
   “I think this is the next best thing                   Approves Fees                                  may be involved: the downturn in the economy and the shifting of traffic to the                               11:55 p.m. on July 7, and 6 a.m. on July 9,       for an outstanding warrant out of Spring-
that at least forces them in a very                       By RAYNOR DENITZIO                             deep-water harbors in Brooklyn and Staten Island.                                                             someone entered the residence by cutting          field in the amount of $500. He was pro-
practical way to look at [alternatives],”        Specially Written for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times                                                                                                                 the screen on a ground floor window and           cessed and released.
Mr. Cynamon said.
   According to the New Jersey State
                                                 GARWOOD — Families with chil-
                                               dren entering half-day pre-kindergar-
                                                                                                                 Downturn In Economy                                                                                   opening the unlocked window to gain en-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       trance into the home.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          According to police, the suspect re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, July 16, a resident in the 500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         block of Arlington Avenue reported that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         someone poured an unknown liquid on his
Legislature website, ACR-239 was               ten in the borough for the coming                                                                                                                                       moved a purse, cell phone, Blackberry and         vehicle causing damage to the finish.
introduced on June 25, at which time
it was referred to the Assembly Home-
                                               school year will be charged a monthly
                                               $75 activity fee after the Garwood
                                                                                                               Impacting Activity at Ports                                                                             a set of keys belonging to a 2005 Subaru.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Once outside, the suspect used the keys to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, July 16, Robert W. Carter,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         53, of Westfield was arrested in the 200
land Security and State Preparedness           Board of Education approved the                                    By KATHERINE SLOAN                                activity in 2008 for the ports in New              steal the vehicle. The scene was processed,       block of Cacciola Place for outstanding
                                                                                                          Specially Written for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times     York and New Jersey. In 2008, 5,251                and the incident is being investigated by         warrants out of Cranford in the amount of
Committee. The bill is co-sponsored            measure Tuesday night. The fee will
by Assemblymen Jerry Green (D-                 be used to offset costs of the program.                      AREA — The current economic re-                         ships conducted business there, com-               the detective bureau.                             $948, Garwood in the amount of $553 and
                                                                                                         cession is impacting the activity of im-                   pared to 5,465 ships in 2007.                         Sunday, July 12, Elamin S. Raheem, 28,         Newark in the amount of $500. According
Plainfield) and John McKeon (D-West              A $25 participation fee for each                                                                                                                                      of Plainfield was arrested for an outstand-       to police, he was also charged with ob-
Orange). Mr. Scutari said he intends           sport was also approved for the                           porting and exporting goods through                           “Fifteen straight years with increased
                                                                                                         the ports of New York and New Jersey.                      activity at our port facilities, which is an       ing Bloomfield warrant after a motor ve-          struction of justice and held for failure to
to introduce a Senate version of the           borough’s six middle school sports.                          During the recent Stella Maris                          impressive run, and despite this year’s            hicle stop in the 300 block of South Av-          post bail in the amount of $1,000.
resolution.                                    In addition, students will be charged                     Chapel’s 14th Annual Blessing of the                       flat growth, we look optimistically to             enue. He was processed and released after            Thursday, July 16, a resident of East
   “Given the terrorist attacks, given         for lunch unless qualifying for free or                   Ports to wish good fortune to boaters                      the future,” Port Authority Deputy Ex-             posting bail.                                     Broad Street reported that someone stole
the world we live in here in the 21st          reduced-price ones.                                       and ports, including those in Newark,                      ecutive Director Susan Bass Levin re-                 Sunday, July 12, Rebecca F. Lipke, 18,         $300 from his apartment over a three-day
                                                                                                         Elizabeth and Staten Island, last month,                   ported in a press release in March.                of Scotch Plains was arrested and charged         period.
                                                                                                         there was an empirical decrease in the                     “That’s why it is critical now, while we           with providing police with false informa-            Thursday, July 16, David M. Gibson,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tion, and a 17-year-old juvenile from             48, of Westfield was arrested and charged
                                                                                                         amount of ship activity compared to                        have the opportunity to create needed              Scotch Plains was arrested and charged            with driving while intoxicated (DWI) fol-
                                                                                                         what was witnessed by members of The                       short-term jobs, to continue our invest-           with obstruction of justice for throwing a        lowing a motor vehicle stop on Rahway
                                                                                                         Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times during                         ments in dredging, freight rail and up-            CDS (controlled dangerous substance)              Avenue at Grove Street. He was processed
                                                                                                         the 10th annual blessing.                                  grading roads to the terminals so our              into the air after officers responded to Elm      and released to a responsible adult.
                                                                                                            Michael Costa, a member of the In-                      port is ready for the inevitable turn-             Street on a report of suspicious activity.           Friday, July 17, a resident of South
                                                                                                         ternational Longshoremen’s Associa-                        around in global commerce.”                        Lipke was processed and released, and the         Avenue reported that while shopping at an
                                                                                                         tion (I.L.A.) local no. 1235, told The                        Port Authority Executive Director               juvenile was processed and turned over to         Elm Street grocery store, someone inten-
                                                                                                         Times the east coast represents one of                     Chris Ward confirmed in the same re-               a responsible adult.                              tionally pushed a cart into her vehicle,
                                                                                                         the largest port systems in the United                     lease that the, “…Port Authority is not               Monday, July 13, Jennie M. Correa, 27,         causing damage to the paint.
                                                                                                         States. He said that the reason for the                    recession-proof, and we are committed              of Newark was arrested for an outstanding            Friday, July 17, a resident in the 800
                                                                                                         decline in current port activity might be                  to making the necessary adjustments to             Bellville warrant after a motor vehicle           block of Cranford Avenue reported that
                                                                                                         due to higher costs in importing and                       our operating and capital budget to re-            stop on Martine Avenue. She was pro-              someone removed approximately $15,000
                                                                                                         exporting goods.                                           flect economic reality.”                           cessed and released after posting bail.           worth of jewelry from her residence.
                                                                                                            According to a March 2009 Port Au-                         The Port Authority’s focus, it is re-              Tuesday, July 14, a resident of Taul              Friday, July 17, Alice Gmelin, 54, of
                                                                                                         thority of New York and New Jersey                         ported, is to refurbish the growth activ-          Road reported that sometime between 8:30          Westfield was arrested for an outstanding
                                                                                                         (PANYNJ) press release, the decline in                     ity in the terminals.                              p.m. on July 13, and 7:45 a.m. on July 14,        Garwood warrant in the amount of $42.
                                                                                                         activity due to the economic downturn                         As for speculation that more ships              a 2009 Mercedes was stolen from his drive-        She was processed and released.
                                                                                                         was anticipated. The Port Authority                        are using the Staten Island and Brook-             way. According to police, there was no               Saturday, July 18, Johhnie Stanley, 51,
                                                                                                         stated that the last decline in cargo vol-                 lyn ports versus the New Jersey ports              evidence of a forced entry left at the scene.     of Westfield was arrested for outstanding
                                                                                                         ume at the ports occurred in 1993.                         may be based on the notion that the                                 Mountainside                     warrants out of Woodbridge in the amount
                                                                                                            The Associated Press (AP) reported                      Bayonne Bridge is “the biggest ob-                    Tuesday, July 14, a resident came into         of $1,000, Union Township in the amount
                                                                                                         that Economist believes the recession                      stacle,” said Gary Whyte of                        headquarters to report that a large, blue         of $1,500 and Springfield in the amount of
                                            Raynor Denitzio for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times                                                                                                                        plastic garbage can had been removed              $200 after a motor vehicle stop on South
CHEMICALS…Asw. Linda Stender (D-Fanwood), State Senator Nicholas Scutari                                 caused a diminution in the demand for                      Mountainside, director of northeast op-            from his residence. According to police,          Avenue. He was processed and released.
(D-Linden) and David Cynamon of K2 Pure Solutions on Monday at the Linden                                importing.                                                 erations for Ecuadorian Line.                      the garbage can is owned by Midco, and               Saturday, July 18, a resident in the 500
rail yard support ACR 239, a resolution urging companies to utilize “inherently                             Although the current economy is af-                        Mr. Whyte said there are larger ships           the serial number is 01006396.                    block of Trinity Place reported that some-
safer technologies” rather than potentially dangerous chemicals.                                         fecting transportation of goods, the                       that cannot travel underneath the                     Tuesday, July 14, a resident of Berkeley       one flattened both rear tires of his vehicle.
                                                                                                         PANYNJ foresees a growth in the                            Bayonne Bridge so they have to use the             Heights reported that while she left her             Saturday, July 18, a resident of Mohican
                                                                                                         amount of shipments. Investing in ex-                      Brooklyn ports. In order to circulate              vehicle parked on Cherry Hill Road, some-         Drive reported that someone removed and
                                                                                                         press rail and trucks has been an alter-                   activity throughout the ports in New               one threw a bottle of beer through the back       Ipod Nano, a laptop, $250 in cash and an
                                                                                                         native to moving products by sea to                        York and New Jersey, Mr. Whyte sug-                window, causing approximately $500                antique firearm from his residence.
                                                                                                         ensure an increase in the growth of                        gested that the bridge might need to be            worth of damage. According to police, the            Saturday, July 18, Beau Lia, 19, of
                                                                                                         freights, PANYNJ officials reported.                       moved, rebuilt or even lifted.                     vehicle had only been parked at the loca-         Fanwood was arrested for an outstanding
                                                                                                            On the upside, the PANYNJ’s $246-                          According to the PANYNJ, construc-              tion for 15 minutes when the damage oc-           warrant out of Garwood after a motor
                                                                                                         million investment in port activity has                    tion overhaul of Staten Island bridges,            curred.                                           vehicle stop on South Avenue. He was
                                                                                                         created more than 230,000 jobs in the                      including the Goethals Bridge, Bayonne                Wednesday, July 15, a resident of Up-          processed and released.
                                                                                                         ports, according to the PANYNJ. This                       Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing, are               land Road reported that someone threw a              Saturday, July 18, Rasheeda McNair
                                                                                                         enables PANYNJ to remain competi-                          in the works as chief missions in the              brick through the back window of his              Poindexter, 27, of Elizabeth was arrested
                                                                                                         tive throughout the ports in North                         upcoming years. The cost to modernize              vehicle while it was parked in his drive-         after a motor vehicle stop on South Av-
                                                                                                         America. In addition, PANYNJ antici-                       the Goethals Bridge is estimated at $600           way. According to police, a 40-ounce bottle       enue at Windsor Avenue for an outstand-
                                                                                                         pates a future increase in the amount of                   million and is slated to begin next year.          of English Malt liquor was also found in          ing warrant out of Elizabeth in the amount
                                                                                                         imported bulk cargo, which was re-                            The cost to recoat the viaducts on the          the vehicle.                                      of $89. She was processed and released.
                                                                                                         ported as a growth in 2008 over 2007 by                    Bayonne Bridge is approximated at $20                 Thursday, July 16, a resident of Little           Sunday, July 19, Matthew T. Dandrea,
                                                                                                         1.6 percent, equating to 55.3 million                      to $30 million and is predicted to begin           Court reported that someone sent him a            18, of Westfield was arrested and charged
                                                                                                         metric tons in 2008 and 54.4 million                       in 2011. Reconstruction of the                     harassing letter in response to a letter to the   with kidnapping, aggravated assault, pos-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       editor he had submitted to the Star-Led-          session of a stun gun, possession of a
                                                                                                         metric tons in 2007.                                       Outerbridge Crossing has already be-               ger.                                              weapon for an unlawful purpose, posses-
                                                                                                            The PANYNJ reported setting a new                       gun at a projected cost of $1 to 5 mil-               Friday, July 17, a resident reported that      sion of a CDS of under 50 grams after an
                                                                                                         annual record in 2008 for the dollar                       lion.                                              she was concerned about the welfare of her        investigation relating to an incident that
                                        Susan Dougherty for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times              worth of the total cargo activity in the                      The PANYNJ plans to increase capi-              ex-boyfriend after he told her during a           occurred on Nomahegan Drive.
PRIDE AND JOY…Scotch Plains resident Vince DeLisi displays his Depot Hack,                               ports, ranging over $190 billion. Even                     tal spending to $3.3 billion, 28 percent           phone conversation that he had been walk-            Sunday, July 19, a resident in the 500
a 1922 Model T. He bought the chassis years ago but built the body in 1988. “A                           with the high record in 2008, there was                    higher over last year, for bridge renova-          ing up and down Summit Road thinking              block of Westfield Avenue reported that
real man would crank it to start it, but I use the electric starter,” Mr. DeLisi said.                   still a 25 percent decline for exports and                 tion. In the long run, the PANYNJ said             about her. An officer checked the area and        sometime overnight someone entered his
He won an award at the July 14’s Cruisin Night in Fanwood. Bridgewater’s Tara                            34.9 percent decrease for imports in                       the investment in capital would create a           found the individual to be coherent and in        residence through forced entry of a base-
Reddy with her 1969 Mercury Cougar and South Plainfield’s Dave Hackett with                              2009, according to The AP. There was a                     competitive advantage and growth in its            no apparent danger. According to police,          ment door. According to police, a wallet
his 1973 Plymouth Barracuda also took home trophies.                                                     downturn in the total number of ship                       ports.                                             his mother confirmed to police that her son       that was left in the kitchen was removed.
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                                                            Peyton's                                                                                                                                                          RS Fires Worker; Fails to
                                                Peek at the Week                                                                                                                                                              Rescind Merger With RP
                                                           In Politics                                                                                                                                                             By LAUREN S. BARR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  man resources committee. Council-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  woman Turnage also stated that other
                                                      By Paul Peyton of The Leader/Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ROSELLE — Last Wednesday’s                              members of council had referred to
      Latest Poll Shows Christie                           office after being accepted into the                                                                                                                        meeting of the Roselle Borough                             Mr. Brister as a “crack head.”
   Lead Widening Over Corzine                              alternate route program for the sum-                                                                                                                        Council started with a disagreement                           The council voted 4-2 to fire Mr.
  The latest Quinnipiac University                         mer session at the John H. Stamler                                                                                                                          between Mayor Garrett Smith and                            Brister with Councilwomen Dow and
poll released last week has showed                         Police Academy in Scotch Plains.                                                                                                                            Council President Jamel Holley over                        Turnage being the only votes to keep
Republican gubernatorial candidate                            Assembly Dems Have Big Edge                                                                                                                              whether or not Council President                           him on as coordinator of EHMAC.
Chris Christie with a 53-41 percent                            In Campaign Cash Over GOP                                                                                                                               Holley had the right to issue a procla-                       As a “yellow tag” item, Council-
lead over incumbent Governor Jon                              Assembly Democrats have a nearly                                                                                                                         mation to a retiring public works                          woman Dow attempted to introduce a
Corzine, an increase from a 10-point                       three-to-one cash advantage over the                                                                                                                        employee, and the disagreements did                        resolution to rescind the borough’s
lead in June.                                              Republicans,         according        to                                                                                                                    not end there.                                             July 8 vote to merge its finance de-
  A Monmouth University/Gannett                            politickernj.com.                                                                                                                                              Heated discussions amongst coun-                        partment with Roselle Park. The
New Jersey Poll shows 76 percent of                           TheAssembly Democratic Campaign                                                                                                                          cil members ran into the wee hours of                      agreement will eliminate all of the
New Jersey voters say their vote in the                    Committee has $989,244 on hand to                                                                                                                           the morning. The main issues facing                        employees currently in the Roselle
governor’s race would be based solely                      Assembly Republican Victory’s                                                                                                                               the council were the ousting of Kevin                      finance department, including cur-
on state and local issues.                                 $334,429, according to the Election Law                                                                                                                     Brister as the coordinator of the                          rent Roselle Chief Financial Officer
       Millburn, Summit Eying                              Enforcement Commission, the political                                                                                                                       Everett Hatcher Municipal Alliance                         Adrian Mapp, who is also a Plainfield
       Merger of Fire Services                             website reported.                          HIS RUNNINGMATE...Republican Gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie                                              Committee (EHMAC), and whether                             councilman and a former Union
  Millburn and Summit are in discus-                          All 80 assembly seats are up this       announces his pick for lieutenant governor, Monmouth County Sheriff Kim                                          or not to proceed on an agreement to                       County freeholder.
sions on how they can merge fire                           year although the Senate is not up         Guadagno, during a press conference on Monday at the Asbury Park Boardwalk.                                      merge the Roselle and Roselle Park                            Councilwoman Dow questioned the
services, the Star-Ledger has reported.                    until 2011. The Senate Democratic                                                                                                                           finance departments.                                       legality of the agreement and how
Both towns have shared a fire dis-
patch center since 1984. The towns
                                                           Majority has $927,699 on hand to the
                                                           Republicans’ $442,333.
                                                                                                           Christie Selects Monmouth                                                                                      Although personnel issues are usu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ally held in closed session, Mr. Brister,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  much the borough would realize in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  savings. She stated that numbers pro-
are working on a RFP (Request for                             Cap and Trade Vote May Mean                                                                                                                              who has held the position for two                          vided by the borough’s finance de-
Proposals) for a consultant to look
into shared services between the two
                                                                Primary Challenge to Smith
                                                             Holmdel businessman Alan
                                                                                                            Sheriff for Lt. Gov. Post                                                                                  years, requested that the discussion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of his employment be aired in a pub-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  partment indicate a savings of $15,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a year, versus the $647,000 that was
towns. Both towns are also consider-                       Bateman is said to be considering a          By JOSEPH GABRIEL AUBOURG                                  justment. She also spent 15 years as                lic forum. The EHMAC is funded                             presented at a previous meeting. She
                                                                                                       Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and Times
ing a joint police dispatch with the                       2010 run in the Republican Primary                                                                      an assistant U.S. attorney, working                 through state grants, and the coordi-                      suggested that the whole borough be
Township of Livingston.                                    Election against veteran U.S. Rep.            ASBURY PARK – With many polls                             in both New Jersey and Brooklyn,                    nator must be reappointed on an an-                        studied to find cost savings, rather
    Diane Walsh Named Leg. Aid                             Chris      Smith      (R-Hamilton),        showing that Republican gubernato-                           N.Y. Ms. Guadagno prosecuted high                   nual basis.                                                than targeting a single department.
    For Assemblyman Bramnick                               PolitickerNJ.com has reported. Mr.         rial candidate Chris Christie has                            profile defendants such as Essex                       Mr. Brister was arrested last week                         Councilwoman             Christine
  Jon Bramnick (LD-21, Westfield)                          Bateman noted that Mr. Smith’s vote        double-digit leads over incumbent                            County Executive Thomas D’Alessio                   for allegedly trying to run down a                         Dansereau said that with foreclosures
has named former Star-Ledger reporter                      for the “cap and trade” bill as his main   Governor Jon Corzine, Mr. Christie                           in 1994 and Somerset County pros-                   laundromat employee with his van,                          on the rise and fewer tax dollars com-
Diane Walsh as his legislative aid. She                    reason to consider running against         announced on Monday at Asbury                                ecutor Nicholas Bissell in 1995.                    charges which he referred to as                            ing into the borough, the council needs
replaces Scott Mersereau who left the                      Mr. Smith.                                 Park, as well as other locations, that                          Later, she served in state govern-               “trumped up.”                                              to find ways to save money and that
                                                                                                      his runningmate and New Jersey’s                             ment as the assistant director of crimi-               Some members of the council and                         this merger “is in (the borough’s) best
        Area Teachers Learn to                                                                        first lieutenant governor is Monmouth
                                                                                                      County Sherriff Kim Guadagno.
                                                                                                         Before this year, the state Senate
                                                                                                                                                                   nal justice at the New Jersey Depart-
                                                                                                                                                                   ment of Law and Public Safety. Born
                                                                                                                                                                   in Waterloo, Iowa, Ms. Guadagno
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the public spoke out on the ousting,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       saying that it was “personal” and not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       based on Mr. Brister’s performance,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  interest.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Councilwoman Turnage suggested
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the borough should look for shared
       ‘Go Green’ at Boot Camp                                                                        president served as acting governor
                                                                                                      when the governor was either out of
                                                                                                                                                                   graduated from Ursinus College and
                                                                                                                                                                   American University’s law school,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       while others questioned his behavior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and whether or not he should be per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  services within the tax assessor’s de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  partment. She also stated that the
        By KATHERINE A. SLOAN                              where students can mimic the teach-        the state or country or if the goevrnor                      and later worked as a law professor at              mitted to work with at-risk youth.                         videotape of the previous council
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                           ers’ lesson and learn the basics of        left office, as had occurred with gov-                       Rutgers University.                                    Councilwoman Samantha Dow                               meeting “disappeared” and was only
   SCOTCH PLAINS — A week-long                             conserving energy, Ms. Puglia stated.      ernors Christine Whitman and James                              Her husband, Michael Guadagno,                   stated that there is “no question his                      returned “under threat of police” ac-
excursion, starting July 13, and end-                         Building the wind turbine is “project   McGreevey.                                                   is also a former assistant U.S. attor-              performance has been stellar” and                          tion.
ing July 17, took place at the Union                       based learning” because it includes           Ultimately, the position of lieuten-                      ney who was named state Superior                    stated that this was not the first time                       Councilman and Finance Commit-
County Vocational-Technical Schools                        “math, science, team work and critical     ant governor was sent as a ballot                            Court judge in 2006 on the Ocean                    members of the governing body had                          tee Chairman, Yves Aubourg, said
(UCVTS), where teachers from all                           thinking,” explained Ms. Savage, who       referendum in 2005 to be voted on by                         County bench. They have three chil-                 tried to fire Mr. Brister.                                 Mr. Mapp has not attended finance
over the county gathered to learn how                      helped develop the week-long camp.         the people of New Jersey. It passed by                       dren between the ages of 8 and 16.                     Councilwoman Sylvia Turnage                             committee meetings and has not pro-
to “Go Green” in the classroom.                               After a half hour, Ms. Savage asked     a large margin and the state constitu-                          Ms. Guadagno stated in the an-                   questioned the addition of the resolu-                     vided the committee with all of the
   The camp included Union County                          the individual groups to discuss the       tion was amended.                                            nouncement that, “As a federal pros-                tion to the agenda after the workshop                      invoices that were requested.
middle school teachers, UCVTS                              status of their projects and share their      Now, New Jersey voters will have                          ecutor and later as the Monmouth                    meeting, and stated that ways to ter-                         The measure to merge finance de-
teachers, UCVTS Superintendent of                          ideas. As the teachers finished their      the opportunity to cast a ballot for a                       County sheriff, I had to make tough                 minate Mr. Brister had been previ-                         partments failed by a vote of 4-2, with
Schools Thomas Bistocchi, Free-                            final products they were tasked with       lieutenant governor along with the                           decisions. This is the time in New                  ously discussed in the council’s hu-                       Councilwomen Dow and Turnage
holder Vice-Chairwoman Bette                               testing their work with a fan. Though      governor in the gubernatorial elec-                          Jersey’s history where we have to make
Kowalski and Honeywell representa-                         some of their wind turbines were not       tions.                                                       tough decisions.”                                                   Governor Corzine Campaign Release
                                                                                                         In his announcement, Mr. Christie                            Governor Corzine has until Mon-
tives, Jim Green and John Isherwood.
   Honeywell instructors Paul Savage
                                                           successful, the teachers were credited
                                                           with their hard work trying different      stated, “Times are tough and the is-                         day, July 27, to make his pick for the                   President Obama Rally in Holmdel
and Jennifer Puglia from the UCVTS                         methods to build the best model.           sues are too serious not to be tackling                      number two spot on his ticket.                         HOLMDEL — President Barack                              the governor instituted a new school fund-
                                                                                                      our state’s problems head on. We just                                                                            Obama joined Governor Jon Corzine last                     ing formula and “expedited billions of
developed a program where teachers                            Martha Zervas, a Westfield Edison
from Union County learn how to edu-                        Intermediate School teacher, said she      cannot afford to do it any other way.                           Phelan Graduates                                 Thursday at PNC Bank Arts Center in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Holmdel for a campaign rally attended by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dollars in new school construction.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “He made meaningful and lasting re-
cate their students to use more efficient                  will bring the new information she         That’s why you’ll see Kim and I all
ways to save energy. Honeywell is a                        learned back to her environmental          across the State of New Jersey whether                        From Infantry Training                             thousands of supporters.                                   forms to ease the state’s property tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          President Obama said, “Jon Corzine                      burden, and this year, property taxes rose
global company that promotes creative                      club. She, and other teachers, stated      it’s on their front porches or in diners,                        SCOTCH PLAINS — Army Pri-                       wasn’t just the first governor to pass an                  by the smallest amount in a decade. On
and resourceful ways to decrease the                       that the students would enjoy this         talking directly to you, the people of                        vate Ryan Phelan has graduated from                economic recovery plan for his state; he                   Corzine’s watch, 80,000 more children
amount of energy usage and productive                      hands-on activity. They said it would      New Jersey about your problems and                            basic infantry training at Fort                    was an ally in helping us develop the                      have been enrolled in the state’s health
alternatives that help the environment.                    broaden students’ knowledge about          your concerns.”                                               Benning, Columbus, Ga.                             national recovery plan. Because of these                   insurance program and Corzine took a
   Honeywell supplied $30,000 for                          sustainability management and give            Mr. Christie reiterated that the lieu-                        During the nine weeks of training,              recovery plans, jobs have been saved and                   child welfare system that was once rated
                                                                                                      tenant governor in his administration                         the soldier received training in drill and         created in the state of New Jersey – jobs                  among the worst in the country, and made
the Green Boot Camp so that teachers                       ideas on how to be environment                                                                                                                              of police officers and teachers; jobs in                   it one of the best.
can be exposed to an energy saving                         friendly in their homes and share this     would oversee economic develop-                               ceremonies, weapons, map reading,
                                                                                                      ment programs and a commission to                             tactics, military justice, development             small businesses and clean energy com-                        “With one of the strongest solar pro-
curriculum. The curriculum was pro-                        awareness with family and friends.                                                                                                                          panies. Unemployment insurance and                         grams in the nation and potentially the
duced by Mr. Savage and Ms. Puglia.                           Also in attendance, according to a      review state regulations and “red                             of basic combat skills and battlefield             health insurance have been extended to                     country’s first offshore wind project in
   Earlier in the week, teachers sur-                      county spokeswoman, was Charlie            tape.”                                                        operations and tactics, use of various             those who have felt the brunt of this                      development, New Jersey is a national
veyed around the Vocational-Techni-                        Abruzzo, a Westfield resident who             Ms. Guadagno was elected sheriff                           weapons and weapons defenses avail-                recession. Tax relief has been delivered                   leader,” according to the release. “By
cal School campus and conducted an                         was attending for the Garwood dis-         in 2007, after holding municipal of-                          able to the infantry crewman.                      to families and small businesses.”                         embracing new approaches to energy,
energy assessment. They discovered                         trict; Gina Fox, a Westfield resident,     fice in Monmouth Beach, both as a                                He is the son of Thomas Phelan of                  According to a campaign release, Gov-                   New Jersey is providing the pathway to
the “good and bad” in energy use and                       attending for the Westfield district;      commissioner and as a 15-year mem-                            of Edison and the grandson of Rose                 ernor Corzine “has reshaped and resized                    both economic prosperity and environ-
                                                                                                      ber of the community’s board of ad-                           Phelan of Scotch Plains.                           New Jersey state government. He elimi-                     mental protection.”
ways to cut down and conserve.                             Jennifer Slavin of West Orange, at-                                                                                                                         nated and consolidated departments, re-
   Then, in the early morning, on July                     tending for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood                                                                                                                       duced the state workforce by 7,000 em-                     Kean: NJ Leg. Needs to
15, selected seventh and eighth grade                      district; and Jerome Jackson of Scotch                                                                                                                      ployees and increased the retirement age
Union County teachers were put to                          Plains, attending for Plainfield.                                                                                                                           from 55 to 62. While prioritizing educa-                   Address Budget ‘Crisis’
the test. In small groups they were                           After the teachers were done with                                                                                                                        tion and health care, this year’s budget is                   WESTFIELD — Senate Republi-
given a task to build a wind turbine                       the assignment, Freeholder Kowalski                                                                                                                         $1.8 billion less than the first budget he                 can Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-
with simple tools such as plastic tubs,                    thanked them for their support and                                                                                                                          introduced.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Because of his belief that every child                 Westfield) and Assembly Republican
glue, tape, wood, cardboard and toys                       attendance. Ms. Kowalski also an-                                                                                                                                                                                      Leader Alex DeCroce (R-Morris
basically found in a child’s building                      nounced that, “New Jersey is one of                                                                                                                         has a right to be challenged, every day,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Plains) have released a report by the
block set. A wind turbine is defined as                    the top states creating solar energy.”                                                                                                                                                                                 Office of Legislative Services that
a rotating wheel that produces me-                            With New Jersey contributing to-                                                                                                                          Two Accidents Occur                                       estimates New Jersey will have a bud-
chanical energy using movement de-                         ward innovating better methods in                                                                                                                                                                                      get deficit of at least $10 billion in the
veloped by wind. With the mission in                       using energy the teachers appeared                                                                                                                          During WF Rush Hour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WESTFIELD — At 5:18 p.m. on Tues-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2010.
place, the group elected a leader and                      excited in bringing these new educa-                                                                                                                                                                                   That estimate includes $8 billion in
got to work on creating and learning                       tional techniques back to their schools                                                                                                                     day, July 14, a bicycle being operated by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bruce Belschner, 48, from Roselle Park                     the budget and a deficit of $2 billion to
the concept of wind energy.                                to enable their students to get involved                                                                                                                    was traveling eastbound on South Av-                       $3 billion in the state’s unemploy-
   By constructing the project them-                       in helping build an environmental sen-                                                                                                                      enue. As he was crossing the intersection                  ment compensation fund.
selves they learn how to bring the                         sitivity leading toward a more energy-                                                                                                                      of Downer Street, a vehicle being driven                      The GOP leaders have urged Gov-
assignment back to their classrooms                        saving savvy generation.                                                                                                                                    by Daniela Field, 33, of Downer Street                     ernor Jon Corzine to order the state
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       was traveling westbound on South Av-                       Legislature into special session to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       enue and was making a left hand turn onto                  begin “dealing with this looming fis-
                          Helping Accident                                                                                                                                                                             Downer Street and the two collided. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       bicyclist was transported to Overlook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hospital with abrasions and contusions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cal crisis.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “Trenton’s leadership should ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  knowledge reality and call a session
                          Victims Everyday                                                                                                                    Katherine Sloan for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                      GOING GREEN…Martha Zervas, left, a special education teacher at Edison
                                                                                                      Intermediate School, and Gina Fox, a science teacher at Roosevelt Intermediate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Injuries were not serious. No summonses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       were issued.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          At 5:49 p.m. on Tuesday, Gerald
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  now to ensure the next governor has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  options for dealing with a fiscal crisis
                                                                                                      School, both in Westfield, stand next to a wind turbine they completed during last                               Scholato, 46, of Easton, Pa. was operat-                   of unprecedented scope,” Mr. Kean
                                                                                                      week’s Union County Go Green Boot Camp on green technology curriculum for                                        ing a motorcycle and traveling west on                     said. Mr. DeCroce said the budget
                                                                                                      middle school teachers. The camp was held at the Union County Vocational-                                        North Avenue. A vehicle being driven by                    deficit will “continue to punish
                                                                                                      Technical Schools in Scotch Plains.                                                                              Joseph Pellicano, 87, was on Tuttle Park-                  middle class taxpayers.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       way and was to make a left hand turn onto                     A spokesman for the Governor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       North Avenue, eastbound, when the ve-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Scholato suffered contusions and abra-                     report of a deficit only three weeks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sions and was transported to Overlook                      into the new fiscal year speculative,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hospital.                                                  Bloomberg News reported.

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                                                                                                                                                       Westfield’s AAA S&P Rating                                                                                    D
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                                          And the County of Union, NJ.
                                                              Members of:
                                                                                                                                                      ‘Is Quite An Accomplishment’                                                               Below are four arcane words, each
                  New Jersey Press Association • National Newspaper Association • Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce                          Editor’s note: this letter was sent to         adequate public input. I don’t know if that      with four definitions – only one is correct.
                    Scotch Plains Business & Professional Association • Fanwood Business & Professional Association                        Mayor of Westfield Andy Skibitsky and             charge is true or not, but, given S&P’s          The others are made up. Are you sharp
        Periodicals – Postage Paid at Westfield, New Jersey                      Periodicals – Postage Paid at Scotch Plains, New Jersey   copied to The Westfield Leader.                   Triple-A rating of Westfield, please keep        enough to discern this deception of dic-
                                                                                                                                                               *****                         doing whatever you’ve been doing! For            tion?
          P.O. Box 250 • 251 North Avenue, West                                                  P. O. Box 368                                Last week’s Westfield Leader included          Westfield to receive this high rating in the        If you can guess one correctly – good
                  Westfield, N.J. 07091                                                     Scotch Plains, N.J. 07076                      a story with the headline of “Westfield           face of today’s fiscal crisis is quite an        guess. If you get two – well-read indi-
       Tele: (908) 232-4407 • E-mail: editor@goleader.com • Web: www.goleader.com • Fax: (908) 232-0473                                    Garners AAA Rating from Standard and              accomplishment. Governments at all lev-          vidual. If you get three – word expert. If
                                                                                                                                           Poor’s” provided an ironic juxtaposition          els in other parts of the county are in dire     you get all four – You must have a lot of
                    POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the offices of the newspapers at                                                   to certain political charges recently lev-                                                         free time!
                                                                                                                                                                                             straits thanks to sloppy management, weak
                                     P. O. Box 250, Westfield, New Jersey 07091                                                            eled against you. The article reports that        leadership or fiscal incompetence. I’m              All words and correct definitions
                          Published every Thursday by Watchung Communications, Inc.                                                        Standards and Poor’s (S&P) “has assigned          relieved to know that Westfield’s finances       come from the board game Diction
                                                                                                                                           its highest credit rating, AAA, to the            are in such great shape and our home             Deception.
              Paul Peyton                      Horace R. Corbin                     Jeff Gruman                                            town.” (Leader, July 16, 2009.) S&P is an         values protected.
             ASSIGNMENT EDITOR                                    PUBLISHER                                       SALES MANAGER            outside rating agency, which reports on                                                               Answers to last week’s arcane words.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Congratulations on this great accom-             1. Lapin – Rabbit fur used in imitation
        Suzette F. Stalker                                    David B. Corbin                              Michael L. Bartiromo            the credit worthiness of municipalities           plish and keep up the good work. Given
                                                                                                                                           issuing debt.                                                                                      of more valuable skins
                COMMUNITY                               ASSISTANT PUBLISHER & SPORTS                          MARKETING PRODUCTION                                                           these tough economic times, you deserve             2. Lefe – Loved one; a friend
         Michael Pollack                                      Karen M. Hinds                                 Robert P. Connelly               Your opponent for re-election has been         a medal.                                            3. Parget – Plaster or wall coating
             EDUCATION & ARTS                                   OFFICE MANAGER                               MARKETING & OPERATIONS        accusing you of somehow constructing
                                                                                                                                           the town’s finances in secret or without                                       Bill Palatucci         4. Mear – A boundary
                                                                Ben Corbin                                                                                                                                                    Westfield
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             One-year – $28 • Two-year – $52 • Three-year – $76 • One-year college (September to May) – $20                                                 SP Dem. Chair’s Lawsuit                                                              1. A deep cut or gash
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2. The three-toed anteater
                                                                                                                                                              Is ‘Purely Political’                                                              3. A slaughterhouse for cattle

       Does Having AAA Rating From                                                                                                            As a resident of Scotch Plains and an
                                                                                                                                           avid spectator in the political arena, I am
                                                                                                                                           disgusted by Mr. Samuel’s choice to file
                                                                                                                                                                                             money to be used against him in a legal
                                                                                                                                                                                             battle. Mr. Samuel – when will it end?
                                                                                                                                                                                             You have every right to make your opin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4. A wine cellar or place where wine is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sold or kept
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             WINNOCK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1. A one-horse carriage

         S&P Make Town a Target?                                                                                                           a lawsuit against both the mayor (of Scotch
                                                                                                                                           Plains) and the budget. Mr. Samuel has
                                                                                                                                           been writing to this paper since his wife
                                                                                                                                           lost the mayor’s office, complaining about
                                                                                                                                                                                             ion heard – and you certainly exercise that
                                                                                                                                                                                             right. But a lawsuit that appears, at least to
                                                                                                                                                                                             this reader, to be purely political? I am
                                                                                                                                                                                             extremely disappointed in Mr. Samuel’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2. An old work horse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3. A window
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4. A fish net
  In the olden days, governments sought a good                           have to pay the state, and with a whopping 8.5                                                                                                                                       WETHER
                                                                                                                                           anything and everything he can find time          choice to file a frivolous lawsuit purely           1. A castrated ram
credit rating and managed your taxes accordingly. It                     percent interest added. Essentially, the state was                for. However, he has now taken it one             for political reasons, and can only hope he         2. To entise or trick
was thought to be the right thing to do. Borrowing                       passing down its folly to unsuspecting towns. The                 step further – after complaining about            will reimburse the taxpayers after he has           3. A small cleaning cloth
                                                                                                                                           “secret sessions” for weeks, and ada-             lost.                                               4. To chill or harden
costs were lower (but borrowing was used only when                       state is farming the credit ratings of towns because              mantly stating his view that there is no                                       Sean Gaynor                          TALION
necessary). Emergencies were more easily dealt                           theirs has sunk to close to junk bond status. And the             need for the tax hikes that the budget will                                    Scotch Plains          1. A guardian spirit
with. Annual taxes would pay for annual expenses                         state is charging them high interest for the ruse.                bring, he is now forcing the taxpayers’                                                               2. Punishment that exacts a penalty just
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              like the crime
(not interest to financial institutions). Obligations
were not “deferred.” Citizens had confidence in their
                                                                            In speaking of emergencies, we hope Summit’s
                                                                         recent potential pickle amounts to just a little mess.
                                                                                                                                                  Freeholders Expenditure of Open                                                                3. Winged sandals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4. An outside staircase
leaders.                                                                 As reported last week in The Star-Ledger, Ameripay                         Space Funds on Park is OK?
  However, things have changed. California is pay-                       was charged with fraud. Ameripay handles payrolls                    Why the fuss over the county buying            day it might even get a MusicFest of its
ing its bills with IOU’s. State and federal govern-                      for several municipalities, schools and institutions in           Oakwood Park in New Providence and                own. It’s not as if the freeholders are          Lance’s Cap and Trade
ments encourage and embrace debt. There’s trillions                      New Jersey and many other states — but they’ve                    pumping $3.5 million of “Open Space               about to give that $3.5 million back in
                                                                                                                                           Trust Fund” money into it?                        lower taxes any time soon. And if you            Vote is ‘Dumbfounding’
of dollars in “stimulus borrowing.” To them, debt is                     been skimming the payments due the state and                         Union County has to spend $11.3 mil-           don’t think this freeholder board is more           The recent vote by [Rep.] Leonard
good. Unfortunately, it’s not their debt. It’s your                      federal government. Their clients are liable for the              lion in 2009 on something that’s sup-             than capable of finding creative ways to         Lance in support of the Cap and Trade
debt, our debt and future generations debt.                              skimming losses.                                                  posed to involve open space in some way.          waste that money then you’re likely not a        bill has left me dumbfounded.
                                                                                                                                           Should they upgrade a dog park? Redo              golfer, litigant, or even taxpayer in Union         I have supported Leonard Lance with
  So, when towns like Summit, Westfield and Scotch                          The Town of Clifton was defrauded of $900,000.                 another adult theater? Buy up more of             County.                                          campaign contributions, lawn-sign dis-
Plains have good credit ratings, does that make them                     Summit reports having $6.5 million in payroll ad-                 Clark?                                                                            John Bury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              plays and in discussions with neighbors
a target? As example, the better the credit, the less                    ministered through the company. There is no word                     Let them pretty up your park and dole                                                           who were fence-sitting in the last elec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kenilworth        tion. No more. This vote is exactly what
                                                                                                                                           out contracts to their supporters so some-
state aid received for schools and municipalities.                       yet if a problem exists for Summit, and how big if so.                                                                                                               I would have expected from Linda
There is less federal money forwarded to these                              Westfield has no involvement with Ameripay.                           Resident Proposes That Westfield                                                            Stender.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 If I’m going to get Democratic votes
towns. Property owners in “good” towns have their                        Westfield has made several good decisions over the
land assessed at a higher value for tax purposes and                     years by being “behind the times” in its thinking –                       Erect a Vietnam War Memorial                                                               from my representative, I would rather it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              came from a Democrat. It tarnishes the
county property taxes rise as a result.                                  like turning down the parking deck development                      Editor’s note: Town Administrator Jim           they pay scant if any attention to these         brand to have such a dim-witted vote
  It’s like the old saying, “No good deed goes                           scheme involving PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes).                Gildea told The Westfield Leader that             three plaques. Westfield has beautiful           come from a Republican. So my support
                                                                                                                                           Eagle Scout Luke Gibbons is spearhead-            memorials for World War I, World War             for Mr. Lance is over.
unpunished.”                                                             The deal sounded too good to be true – and it was not.            ing a movement to construct a new Viet-           II, and the Korean War but nothing in the           Partisanship aside, let’s examine some
  Few seem aware that when the State of New Jersey                          Cranford and Roselle Park are wishing they weren’t             nam War Memorial. We expect to hear               slightest way comparable for the Viet-           of Mr. Lance’s reasons for his vote.
allowed and encouraged municipalities to continue                        caught up in PILOT plots.                                         more in the coming weeks.                         nam War. I propose that a committee be           First, the assertion that the 10-state agree-
                                                                                                                                                               ****                          appointed by Mayor Skibitsky and the             ment makes this moot for New Jerseyans.
deferring pension payments this year; there was a                           But, when all the smoke clears, who’s better off?                Westfield should be ashamed of itself.          town council to plan, design and build a         I do not recall the 10-state agreement
poison pill in the soup. Towns that chose to defer still                 Are those with AAA ratings just more of a target?                 The memorial to honor Westfielders who            Westfield Vietnam War Memorial next              covering carbon dioxide emissions. The
                                                                                                                                           gave their lives during the Vietnam War           to the other war memorials in the center of      impetus for that agreement was the dam-

                    The Unknown Taxpayer,                                                                                                  consists of three bronze plaques, two of
                                                                                                                                           which are badly corroded located below
                                                                                                                                           waist level on a wall at the Westfield
                                                                                                                                           Memorial Pool.
                                                                                                                                                                                             town. That the Vietnam War was contro-
                                                                                                                                                                                             versial in some quarters is no excuse for
                                                                                                                                                                                             not erecting a proper Vietnam War Me-
                                                                                                                                                                                             morial. Whatever the right or the wrong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              age caused by acid rain. The pollutants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              involved were falling to earth in a de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              fined zone.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The solutions proposed were viable to

                   ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’                                                                                                 Naming the Westfield Pool a memorial
                                                                                                                                           pool is not the way to honor these fallen
                                                                                                                                           heroes.
                                                                                                                                             Most people have no idea why the
                                                                                                                                                                                             of the Vietnam War, Westflelders who
                                                                                                                                                                                             gave their lives during the Vietnam War
                                                                                                                                                                                             should nevertheless be properly and
                                                                                                                                                                                             prominently honored. This is the patriotic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              implement (i.e., electrostatic scrubbing).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Carbon dioxide, however, is a non-toxic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              natural constituent of air. When released
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              from the burning of fossil fuels, it enters
  We wrote two weeks ago that the proposed “Cap                          about the “Cap and Trade” bill – quickly becoming                 Westfield Memorial Pool is called a me-           thing to do.                                     a global atmospheric cycle.
and Trade” legislation, the energy carbon tax, by                        known as “Cap and Tax.” We published several                      morial pool.                                                                                          We can reduce our carbon emissions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stephen Schoeman            to zero, but it won’t matter if other coun-
President Barack Obama and Congress if approved                          letters to the editor with strong opinions against the              Patrons of the pool are so intent on                                            Westfield
                                                                                                                                           gaining entrance to the pool complex that                                                          tries simply pick up the slack. China is
would be draconian and amount to the largest tax                         program. We are receiving more letters and phone                                                                                                                     furiously building coal-fired power
ever imposed on the nation’s history. In our view,                       calls. Because Congressman Leonard Lance is local,                     Lombardo Must Answer to GW on                                                                 plants to do just that. So we will have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              expensive energy for no net benefit, and
government would essentially take control of every                       a Republican and one who voted for “Cap and Tax,”                                                                                                                    China will have cheap energy for no net
aspect of the economy – adding to the list already                       he has been the brunt of much criticism. We believe                    Hiring of Third Engineer at RVSA                                                              loss – brilliant.
that includes automotive and banking industries.                         the couple hundred others in Congress supporting                     And so it begins again, the shenanigans        out why he “lied.” – possibly so that he            Second, this bill may create “green”
                                                                                                                                           at the Rahway Valley Sewerage Author-             would get that reappointment back in             jobs, but it will almost certainly do so at
  Further, we do not see how bureaucratic rules and                      the measure should also be taken to task.                                                                                                                            the expense of existing ones. You can
                                                                                                                                           ity (RVSA). For a second time in six              January?
financial manipulations would solve energy issues.                         Just as this issue has thrown fuel to the fire, more            months, I apologize to the other 10 mem-             The sad part was that no one on the           expect the Linden refinery to be priced
How about applying engineering to the problem – a                        incendiary glop is being added to the maelstrom by                ber towns for Garwood’s deleterious ac-           council responded to my issue. The mayor         out of existence by cheaper imports of
                                                                                                                                           tions for reappointing Charles Lombardo           said that I should take that up with the         refined fuels from non-cap-and-trade
long forgotten approach ever since lawyers got in-                       the federal initiatives on healthcare reform. Letters                                                                                                                countries. The green jobs will also re-
                                                                                                                                           onto the RVSA board. After the reap-              RVSA since they are doing the hiring. I
volved a few decades ago.                                                are coming in now on this.                                        pointment, he subsequently became                 told them I am taking it up with the mayor       quire permanent subsidies to make them
  As example, a large power plant generates about                          Healthcare reform is a complex issue and some-                  RVSA chairman by a majority controlled            and council since they are the ones who          cheaper than fossil fuels.
                                                                                                                                           by Senator Ray Lesniak who is the self-           were “lied to” and they should demand               Expect liberal NIMBYs in our state to
1000 megawatts. A windmill generates about one                           thing must be done. The most cogent suggestion                                                                                                                       make it burdensome to impossible to
                                                                                                                                           described political boss of the area.             Lombardo come in front of them for full
megawatt. If engineering were applied to improve                         we’ve received on this matter is, “Okay, if you’re                   But now as the July 2 edition of The           explanation of his change of position.           build wind or wave power farms. This
the efficiency of the power plant by 10 percent, the                     going to force us into a government-controlled                    Westfield Leader reported, the RVSA,              The blank looks in return told me every-         state is not particularly well suited to
                                                                                                                                           with Lombardo as its chairman, has de-            thing I need to know.                            photo-voltaics due to the weather.
need for 100 windmills would be avoided.                                 healthcare plan, then make it apply to everyone –                                                                                                                    Nuclear is green, but this bill does noth-
                                                                                                                                           cided to hire an engineer to fill the un-            In my closing discussion with the coun-
  Another question is where would all these wind-                        including congressmen, senators government work-                  filled engineer’s position, which was             cil, I pointed out that these “shadow enti-      ing to move that proven, carbon-free
mills go? — Downtown Linden? Also, changing the                          ers, trade unions, teachers and the NJEA, fireman,                touted as the cost savings by Lombardo. It        ties,” like the RVSA that the people don’t       technology forward nor the many high
                                                                                                                                           was further reported that the two engi-           pay attention to, are the ones with heavy        paying jobs that would come with it.
wind patterns and the entropy change that results in                     police, etc.”                                                                                                                                                           Finally, Mr. Lance is using dubious
                                                                                                                                           neers on staff said they don’t need a third       taxpayer abuse. My best guess is that
the climate will have consequences of its own – none                       We’d like to see how Congress would deal with the               engineer.                                         Senator Lesniak told Lombardo to hire            source data for his assertions. Global
of this has been studied and little of it is understood.                 matter on this basis, if they also have to “reap what                When I read that article, I went ballis-       some person who is probably friends with         warming is quickly earning a reputation
                                                                                                                                           tic. Lombardo argued to the council that          Lesniak for some gravy train government          as being built on poor evidence and
Do we need another book by Al Gore? Even so, the                         they sow” – and just how and who is to pay for this                                                                                                                  flawed models; certainly, the science is
                                                                                                                                           the open position was a cost savings. Six         job or pension bump, similar to the previ-
laws of thermodynamics still apply, regardless of                        – The unknown taxpayer?                                           months later as chairman, he is going to          ous hire that I exposed.                         not settled, no matter how often liberals
what the bureaucrats write in legislation.                                 Unfortunately, we know “for whom the bell tolls,                fill it. To me, the mayor and council were           I put to the public: If you’re part of the    repeat that it is.
                                                                                                                                           suckered or complicit in this abuse be-           member towns, pressure your RVSA rep-               The Congressional Budget Office’s
  Apparently, many of our readers are concerned                          and the bell tolls for thee.” – but not them.                                                                                                                        cost assessment has been widely criti-
                                                                                                                                           cause Lombardo is the borough “political          resentative to deny this useless hiring;
                                                                                                                                           boss.” Are they clueless to what is politi-       and if you live in Garwood, then its time        cized for ignoring GDP effects, and they
                                                                                                                                           cally going on in New Jersey? At last             to remove those incumbents running since         say so themselves.
                                                                                                                                           week’s council meeting, I spoke to Mayor          they do not have the public interests at            “The resource cost does not indicate
                                                                                                                                           Dennis McCarthy and the council appris-           heart. This removal of course would be in        the potential decrease in gross domestic
                                                                                                                                           ing them of this further broken promise           November at election time.                       product (GDP) that could result from the
                                                                                                                                           by Lombardo. I demanded they call                                                                  cap.” – footnote to CBO report.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bruce Paterson           Congressman Lance is either ignorant
                                                                                                                                           Lombardo in front of the council to find                                            Garwood        of the above or willfully assisting those
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “rent seekers” who will gain from this
                                                                                                                                                              Vote on Cap-and-Trade                                                           horribly flawed legislation. Either way,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              his Republican primary opponents will
                                                                                                                                                               Was ‘Irresponsible’                                                            begin to surface soon, and they can count
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              on my backing.
                                                                                                                                              In The Westfield Leader of July 16,            trade scheme will provide a powerful
                                                                                                                                           2009, Representative Leonard Lance                incentive to move the last remnants of                                        Glenn Greene
                                                                                                                                           states that he voted for the Waxman-              American industrial production offshore.                                           Westfield
                                                                                                                                           Markey cap-and-trade bill “[a]fter care-          Just sell the carbon rights associated with
                                                                                                                                           ful analysis, including reading the bill          your manufacturing plant and make the                   Your State Legislators
                                                                                                                                           and listening to the floor debate on the          same product in a country without such a                      ---LD-21---
                                                                                                                                           subsequent 300-page amendment.” In                scheme.                                            Sen. Thomas Kean, Jr. (R)
                                                                                                                                           plain English, he didn’t read the amend-             If we need to reduce carbon emissions,           425 North Avenue E.
                                                                                                                                           ment before he voted for passage of the           the sensible approach would be to impose            Westfield, NJ 07090
                                                                                                                                           amended bill. Indeed, it would have been          a tax on all carbon emissions from fuel             (908)-232-3673
                                                                                                                                           almost impossible for him to read the             used to produce goods and services for             Asm. Jon Bramnick (R)
                                                                                                                                           amendment before voting, as it was first          sale in the United States, regardless of            251 North Ave. West
                                                                                                                                           made available for inspection at 3 a.m. on        where the combustion occurs. The tax
                                                                                                                                           the day of the vote. The only reason why          would increase progressively over a pe-             Westfield, NJ 07090
                                                                                                                                           a midnight deal cooked up by the House            riod of 10 years. For domestically pro-             (908)-232-2073
                                                                                                                                           leadership and their cronies must be              duced goods, the tax would be paid at the          Asm. Nancy Munoz (R)
                                                                                                                                           shoved through to passage without allow-          fuel source. For imported goods, the tax            57 Union Place, Suite 310
                                                                                                                                           ing time for representatives and the pub-         would be collected at the border, based on          Summit, NJ 07901
                                                                                                                                           lic to read it is that it is a bad deal for the   an assessment of the amount of carbon               (908)-918-0414
                                                                                                                                           American people, and very good for the            consumed in production and shipment to                        ---LD-22---
                                                                                                                                           insiders who pay platoons of lobbyists.           the place of importation, with credits al-         Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D)
                                                                                                                                           The word “irresponsible” is hardly enough         lowed for carbon taxes paid in the place of         1514 E. Saint Georges Ave.
                                                                                                                                           to describe the actions of every Represen-        production. The revenue raised from the
                                                                                                                                           tative who voted for the bill under those         carbon tax can be refunded to the tax-              Linden, NJ 07036
                                                                                                                                           conditions.                                       payer dollar-for-dollar as a reduction in           (908)-587-0404
                                                                                                                                              Representative Lance’s defense of the          other taxes such as the Social Security            Asw. Linda Stender (D)
                                                                                                                                           bill does not even mention that most of           tax, the income tax, or some combination            1801 East Second St.
                                           Your Federal Government Officials                                                               the valuable rights to emit carbon under          of these. But of course, a simple scheme,           Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
                                                                                                                                           the cap-and-trade scheme will be given            which doesn’t provide 1,300 pages worth             (908)-668-1900
                                                    7th Congressional District                                                             away, for free, to existing emitters. Those       of opportunities for favoritism, will never
                Representative Leonard Lance, 425 North Avenue E., Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 518-7733                                                                                                                                           Asm. Jerry Green (D)
                                                                                                                                           corporations will be effectively protected        become law.                                         17 Watchung Ave.
           Senator Frank Lautenberg, One Gateway Center, 23rd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102, Phone: (973) 639-8700                               from any new domestic competitor, who                                                                 Plainfield, NJ 07060
                                                                                                                                           would have to purchase the same rights                                        Marcus Millet
         Senator Bob Menendez, One Gateway Center, Suite 1100 Newark, New Jersey 07102, Phone (973) 645.3030                                                                                                                  Westfield          (908)-561-5757
                                                                                                                                           on the open market. Moreover, a cap-and-
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                                                                                                                                      From the Governor's Desk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Reader Questions Lance
                 Letters to the Editor                                                                                            My Good Friend                                                                  On Cap-and-Trade, Acorn
           Thanks to All Who Supported                                                                                            President Obama                                                     Rep. Leonard Lance apparently be-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   lieves that if you repeat baseless argu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  who feel that global warming and cooling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  are natural cyclical phenomena caused by
                                                                                                                                       By Jon Corzine                                              ments enough times, the public will be-        the action of the sun.
             The Blessing of the Port                                                                                               Governor of New Jersey                                         lieve these arguments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      In your July 2 issue he explained his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The sun provides more energy in one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  hour than all mankind uses in one year.
   Editor’s note: this letter was sent to      dedication of Father Mario Balbi.                  Yesterday [Thursday, July 16] – al-        administration in helping to develop the              yes vote on the cap-and-trade (tax) bill. In      This bill is a tax on all of us and is a job
Captain Henry Mahlmann, President of              I would like to thank Assemblywoman          most five years after our first meeting – I   national recovery plan.                               your latest issue, he explained it again       loser! Is that good for New Jersey? Is that
New York Sandy Hook Pilots Associa-            Annette Quijano who, along with some of         stood next to my friend, President Barack        The choice in this election couldn’t be            with the same arguments but with more          good for our great country?
tion, and copied to The Westfield Leader.      her staff, joined us for the Blessing. I        Obama, as he endorsed my candidacy for        clearer, and every one of the 17,000 people           words than before.                                On another subject Mr. Congressman:
   First and foremost I want to thank you      would like to also thank Mike Venezia           re-election as Governor of New Jersey.        in attendance [on Thursday] knows how                    He also tried to prove that he read the     What are you or your office doing about
again for the gracious use of the Pilot        and the interns who attended from the              I first met Barack in                                      much is at stake in this              entire 1,500-page bill before signing on.      Acorn’s attempt to influence our national
Boat New York used for the 14th Annual         office of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg.        2004, shortly after he joined                                 election.                             I can’t believe that he did. The 350-page      elections by conducting the U.S. Census,
Blessing of the Port with special empha-          I would like to thank Port Authority         the race for the U.S. Senate                                     It is vital that we keep           amendment was not available until 3:09         and by being indicted in a dozen or more
sis on the Life and Memory of Father           Police Captain Ray Losak and Lieutenant         seat in Illinois. I will never                                our hard-won progressive              a.m. of the date voting took place. He did     states for fraudulent election practices? I
Mario Balbi. It has been three weeks           Steven Rotolo for all their help with logis-    in my life forget that meet-                                  victories going and that we           not mention that the biggest polluters,        believe that their associated corporations
since the clergy and extended guests ven-      tics and for once again being a part of this    ing. I walked away con-                                       give President Obama a                China and India, would have nothing to         are awash with funding to influence the
tured throughout the Port of New York          annual tradition. I would also like to thank    vinced that Barack Obama                                      real partner in New Jersey.           do with this sham because it is not in their   results of future elections and thus affect
and New Jersey for the annual tradition of     Andy Saporito, manager of the Port Au-          was unlike anyone I had                                          While the jobs that                interest. It also makes our products more      and ruin our representative form of gov-
blessing the ships, barges, tugs, terminals    thority New Jersey Marine Terminals, for        ever met in my life.                                          President Obama and I                 costly and theirs more competitive.            ernment.
and port workers. I’ve been trying des-        his annual assistance                              Then and there, I knew                                     have been entrusted with                 He did not mention that man-made               In some ways this problem scares me
perately to get this message out to you and       I would like to give special thanks to all   that America needed some-                                     may have changed since                carbon emissions, such as carbon dioxide       more than the cap-and-trade bill.
all those that attended and those that could   our friends at the American Stevedoring         one with his unique per-                                      our first meeting back in             or footprints, have not been proven to            Your answer will be appreciated.
not make it on Friday, June 26, 2009, so       Company at Berth 4 in Port Newark who           spective, his thoughtful and                                  Chicago in 2004, our sense            cause global warming. More and more                                       George Tomkin
I could once again extend my thanks to         graciously offered parking and docking          careful approach to con-                                      of a shared responsibility            scientists are joining the ranks of those                                     Scotch Plains
one and all.                                   space for our annual Blessing of the Port       fronting our biggest chal-                                    to the future, the personal           who negate that argument and join those
   My most sincerest thanks goes out to        tradition.                                      lenges, and his commit-                                       values that guide us and
the clergy who joined us this year and            I would like to give extended special        ment to the progressive di-                                   our deep friendship and
who in their hearts, minds and souls,
made the 14th Annual Blessing of the
                                               thanks to the representation by Tom
                                               Leonardis, president of I.L.A. Local 1235,
                                                                                               rection I felt that our coun-
                                                                                               try needed to move in.
                                                                                                                                                             partnership remains the
                                                                                                                                                             same.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      New Board Takes Over
Port an Honor and a Tribute to Father
Mario Balbi. For the brief spritz of rain
                                               along with Pepi Casais, Robert Ruiz, Katie
                                               Barbian and Michael Costa of I.L.A. Lo-
                                                                                                  Much has changed for
                                                                                               both of us since we first met, but as we
                                                                                                                                                                I was honored to receive
                                                                                                                                             the President’s support, and I hope that I                               Helm of Toastmasters
that fell during my welcome, I think it was    cal 1235.                                       spoke privately backstage before the rally,   can count on yours as well. If you have not              WESTFIELD – Toastmasters of                 guest and speaker at Toastmaster meet-
agreed by one and all that Father Mario           My very special thanks is extended to        I felt the same excitement that I felt when   yet done so, please take a moment to:                 Westfield has announced a new slate of         ings.
was upstairs crying that he could not be       Adele Fasano, area Port director for U.S.       we met in 2004. With a partner in the            1. Register to vote by mail                        officers for the club’s 2009-2010 year,           Toastmasters of Westfield welcomes
with us this year. My thanks to Father         Customs Border and Protection who at-           White House, there’s no limit to what we         2. Friend us on Facebook and follow us             as well as their special “Kids Night”          prospective members at any time and
John Corbett, Father Gennaro Sesto, Fa-        tended our annual Blessing of the Port with     can accomplish – both for New Jersey          on Twitter                                            meeting on Thursday, August 6.                 guests are welcome to visit a meeting
ther Jose Erlito Ebron, Reverend Jacques       John Lava, CBP assistant Port director,         and for our country.                             and                                                   The new officers are: president, Ed         before joining. The club meets every
Girard, Reverend James Kollin, Rever-          and Kevin McCabe, CBP chief of Seaport             In his first campaign event since being       3. Add your name to the map of our
end Marg Lindstrom and Reverend Ed-            Operations, and Joseph Mannucci, CBP            sworn in, President Obama came to New         campaign’s supporters.                                Cruikshank of Westfield; vice-presi-           first, second and fourth Thursday of
ward O’Grady.                                  deputy chief, director of Training.             Jersey because he knows that this election       Thank you for your continued support               dent of education, Robin Patric of             each month, from 7:45 to 9:30 p.m. at
   There are special thanks that need to be       Special thank you to Joseph Gonnella,        is going to have very real consequences –     of our campaign.                                      Whitehouse Station; vice-president of          Sunrise of Westfield, 240 Springfield
addressed. There is a New Jersey State         director of finance services for the New        for the nation as a whole, for Democrats                                                            membership, Lori Sandler of Spring-            Avenue. For further information, visit
Senate and General Assembly resolution         Jersey Boy Scouts of America. Joe will          as a party and, most importantly, for the            Train and Toy Show                             field; vice-president public relations,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Allison Inserro of Metuchen; treasurer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  www.toastmastersofwestfield.com or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  call Ms. Inserro at (732) 516-9852.
honoring Father Mario with mention of          make an announcement soon that the New          working families of New Jersey.
his devotion to not only his faith, but to     Jersey Boy Scouts of America will have a           We have accomplished so much for                  To Be Held Aug. 8-9                            Tony Surace of Scotch Plains; secre-
everyone around him with special refer-        maritime dinner, in which two out of            our state in the last four years. As Presi-                                                         tary, Anne Baker of Westfield and Marie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Horse Liniment
                                                                                                                                                AREA – Greenberg’s Train and
ence about his compassion for seafarers        three honorees will be presented with the       dent Obama highlighted yesterday in his       Toy Show will take place the week-                    Morrison, Cranford; Seargent-at-Arms,
and dockworkers. In addition, New Jer-         2009 Maritime Good Scout Award. Those           speech, the Corzine administration:                                                                 Patti Phillips of Berkeley Heights and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Erases Pain
sey Governor Jon Corzine adopted a proc-       honorees are: Adele Fasano, Customs                Has provided more property tax relief      end of August 8 and 9 at the New
                                                                                                                                             Jersey Expo Center in Edison. More                    Jerry Nezaria of Kenilworth, and past
lamation declaring June 26, 2009, as Port      and Border Protection area port director        than any other administration in New                                                                president, Alison Strack of Bloomfield.
Day and also references the work and           and Thomas Leonardis, president of I.L.A.       Jersey history.                               than 80,000 square feet of operating
                                                                                                                                             railroads and toy trains will be on                      Mr. Cruikshank, the new president,             HIALEAH, FL — An ingredient of-
                                               Local 1235. Congratulations.                       Was the first administration in 60 years                                                         has been a member of the club for 10            ten used to treat inflammation in
  Two WHS Students                                To everyone else: Frank Chimento of          that has reduced the size of government,      display and for sale.                                 years and was treasurer for the past two        racehorse’s legs, is now back on the
                                               PNCT Terminal, Augie Lobue of FAPS,             not just talked about it.                        The event will include operating                                                                   market in its original doctor recom-
  Receive Scholarships                         Tony Barbera, Bill McLaughlin, Bob                 Not only protected funding for New                                                               years.
                                                                                                                                             train layouts in a variety of sizes and                  In addition, the club is hosting its         mended clinical strength formula.
   WESTFIELD – An additional 2,000             Hain, Dick Jones from the Bi-State Truck-       Jersey’s schools, but also reformed them      scales, how-to hobby demonstrations                                                                      According to a national drug store
                                               ing, Gail Apigo, Hal Duame and Linda            with tougher standards.                                                                             annual Storytelling/Kids Night on Au-           survey, the formula at one time became
winners of National Merit Scholar-                                                                                                           and an extensive hobby marketplace.                   gust 6. The evening will be chaired by
                                               Sausville of the Berkeley Heights Rotary           Expanded Children’s Health Insurance                                                                                                             so popular that it rose to the top of phar-
ships financed by colleges and uni-            Club, Mike Morrow and Brian Wynne of            Program by 80,000 more kids.                  There will be seminars on topics like                 Ms. Baker and starts at 7:30 p.m. The           macy sales for topical pain relievers.
versities have been announced by               the Judge Organization, Joseph Abbate,             Turned New Jersey into a leader in         starting a layout, developing scenery                 event will feature lighthearted stories         But the company marketing the prod-
National Merit Scholarship Corpora-            Steve Pepi of Hoegh Auto Liners, Tim            clean energy.                                 and maintenance.                                      and speeches designed with children in          uct at the time changed the formula and
tion (NMSC). These Merit Scholar               Shinn and Bill Schrader of United Crane            Led the way on the economic recovery          Admission is $7 for adults and ad-                 mind.                                           sales plummeted. One of the inven-
designees join more than 2,800 other           Rentals in Kenilworth, Mike Cranston of         with the New Jersey economic stimulus         mission is good for both days. Chil-                     “We cater the storytelling event to          tors of the original formula has brought
college-sponsored award recipients             Bayonne Dry Dock, Herb Reiss of the             plan and was an ally with the Obama           dren age 11 and under may attend for                  appeal to all ages and have every family        it back to the market under the trade
                                               YMCA Seamen’s House, Nelsy Fonseca                                                            free. The show hours are 10 a.m. to 4                 come and learn what Toastmasters has            name ARTH ARREST and says it can
who were announced in late May.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    relieve pain for millions.
   Additional winners include two              of Export Transport Company, John                 Christie Statement                          p.m. both days. For more informa-                     to offer,” said Ms. Baker, whose 11-                ARTH ARREST works by a dual
                                               Sheehan of Pure Quest, Charlie DiLiberdi,                                                     tion, visit GreenbergShows.com.                       year-old son, Matthew, is a frequent
Westfield students:                            Rick Cederquist from the Union County           On NJ’s Unemployment                                                                                                                                mechanism whereby one ingredient re-
   Alice Li, whose probable career             Prosecutor’s Office, Michael Kelly of the                                                                                                                                                           lieves pain immediately, while a sec-
field is economics/physics, attends                                                               PARSIPPANY – Republican Chris                                                                                                                    ond ingredient seeks out and destroys
                                               Jersey City Sea Cadets, Bill Mitreuter of
Westfield High School. She received            Berkeley Heights Boy Scout Troop 368,           Christie Gubernatorial Campaign                                                                                                                     the pain messenger signal before it can
                                                                                               Manager Bill Stepien released the                                                                                                                   be sent to the brain. Considered a
a National Merit University of Chi-            all the children who attended. Thank you                                                                                                                                                            medical miracle by some, the ARTH
cago Scholarship.                              for joining us on this very special day.        following statement on the announce-
                                                                                               ment that New Jersey’s unemploy-                                                                                                                    ARREST formula is useful in the treat-
   William Perry, whose probable ca-              And in closing, I want to give a very                                                                                                                                                            ment of painful disorders ranging from
reer field is physics, is also a WHS           special thanks to the media that covered        ment rate reached 9.2 percent in the                                                                                                                minor aches and pains to more serious
student. He received the National              the event. If you knew Father Mario as I        month of June:                                                                                                                                      conditions such as arthritis, bursitis,
                                               knew Father Mario, he loved that the               “With unemployment at the high-                                                                                                                  rheumatism, tendonitis, backache and
Merit Bowdoin College Scholarship.             press covered the event. Thank you: Ben         est it’s been in 32 years, Governor                                                                                                                 more.
   Officials of each sponsor college           Corbin, Katherine Sloan and Horace                                                                            www.uniquecruiseandtravel.com                                                           ARTH ARREST is available in a con-
                                                                                               (Jon) Corzine is going to need more
                                                                                                                                                                      Carol Bevere Kearney• Proprietor
selected their winners from among              Corbin of The Westfield Leader, Cullen                                                                                                                                                              venient roll-on applicator at pharma-
finalists in the National Merit Schol-         Nutt of the New Jersey Star-Ledger, John        than hope to offer hard-working New                                                                                                                 cies without a prescription or call 1-
arship Program who will attend their           O’Boyle of the New Jersey Star-Ledger           Jerseyans trying to make ends meet.                                                                                                                 800-339-3301. Now available at:
                                               and producer of the NJ.com Video, and           Over 200,000 jobs have been lost on                              207 CENTER STREET, GARWOOD
institution.
   College-sponsored awards provide            Al Sullivan and David Unger of the              Jon Corzine’s watch and his answer                                                                    908-789-3303
between $500 and $2,000 annually               Hudson Reporter.                                has been to raise taxes and take away
for up to four years of undergraduate             You all made Friday, June 26, 2009, a        needed property tax relief.
                                               very special day in honor and in memory            “New Jersey needs Chris Christie
study at the institution financing the
scholarship.
DAILY NEWS BRIEFS
                                               of Father Mario Balbi.
                                                  All the best, and until next year.
                                                  P.S. Forgive me if I missed any names.
                                                                                               to refocus our state’s priorities, create
                                                                                               new industry and bring back our cit-
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                                                                                                Terry Levine Wraps Up
                                                                                                Fellowship In Germany
                                                                                            SCOTCH PLAINS – Terry Levine experience in their professional fields
                                                                                         of Scotch Plains returned home on prior to applying. German language
                                                                                         July 16 after spending a year in Ger- ability is not required, but recom-
                                                                                         many with the Congress-Bundestag mended. For more information, visit
                                                                                         Youth Exchange for Young Profes- cdsintl.org/cbyx.
                                                                                         sionals (CBYX).                                             At the same time
                                                                                            The CBYX pro-                                         as young profession-
                                                                                         gram is a govern-                                        als travel to Germany,
                                                                                         ment-sponsored fel-                                      75 German young
                                                                                         lowship for young                                        professionals come to
                                                                                         professionals to                                         live in the United
                                                                                         study and work in                                        States to experience
                                                                                         Germany. Now in its                                      a year of study at a
                                                                                         25th program year,                                       local college, an in-
      CHRISTOPHER TAFELSKI AND MS. BONNIE UNDERWOOD                                      CBYX has provided                                        ternship with an
                                                                                         over 1,300 Ameri-                                        American company
                                                                                         cans with an oppor-                                      and life with an
  Ms. Bonnie Underwood                                                                   tunity to gain cul-
                                                                                         tural, theoretical and
                                                                                         practical work expe-
                                                                                                                                                  American host fam-
                                                                                                                                                  ily. Individuals inter-
                                                                                                                                                  ested in hosting a
                                                                                         rience in Germany                                        German CBYX par-
To Wed Christopher Tafelski                                                              since 1984.
                                                                                            Mr. Levine is part
                                                                                                                           Terry Levine           ticipant in their home,
                                                                                                                                                  company or college
                                                                                         of a group of 75 Americans that is asked to contact CDS Interna-
   The parents of Ms. Bonnie Underwood         degree in 2003, both from Rutgers                                                                                                              MR. AND MRS. DONALD S. CAMBRIA, JR.
                                                                                         departed for Germany from Wash- tional at cbyx@cdsintl.org or (212)                                  (She is the former Miss Andrea Beth Clark)
and Christopher Tafelski have announced        University in New Brunswick. Mr.          ington, D.C. last July. He began his 497-3522.
the couple’s engagement.                       Tafelski teaches science at Westfield     career abroad with two months of
   The bride-to-be graduated from
Colonia High School in 1998 and re-
ceived a Bachelor of Arts degree in
                                               High School, where he also is an assis-
                                               tant coach of cross country and track
                                               and field.
                                                                                         intensive German language training
                                                                                         at the Carl Duisberg Center in
                                                                                         Radolfzell, then studied for a semes-
                                                                                                                                       Library to Feature
                                                                                                                                      Evening of Juggling
                                                                                                                                                                                 Andrea Beth Clark Weds
Spanish and Education from Bryn Mawr             The couple plans a September 2009       ter at the Freie Universität Berlin.
College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. in 2002. She
also holds Master of Arts degrees in
Linguistics from Teachers College,
                                               wedding.
                                                  Cranford Car Shows
                                                                                         His year finished with a five-month         SCOTCH PLAINS – Area fami-
                                                                                         internship doing security and for- lies and juggling enthusiasts are in-
                                                                                         eign policy research for the univer- vited to the Scotch Plains Public
                                                                                                                                                                                  Donald S. Cambria, Jr.
Columbia University in New York City                                                     sity. Program participants complete Library on Wednesday, July 29, at 7               Miss Andrea Beth Clark, the daugh-        and Matthew Wasowski and Derek
and in Education Administration from              Aug. 13 and Sept. 24                   internships in a variety of fields and p.m. for an evening of juggling en-         ter of George and Mary Clark of              Lee of Brooklyn, N.Y., friends of the
Seton Hall University in South Orange.            CRANFORD — Cranford’s car              also have the opportunity to live with tertainment.                                Washington, D.C., was married on             bride and groom.
Ms. Underwood teaches Spanish at                shows, sponsored by the Chamber          a German host.                              First, there will be an exclusive      May 23, to Donald S. Cambria, Jr.               Ms. Clark, known as Annie, is em-
Westfield High School.                          of Commerce, will be held Thurs-            The CBYX program is financially screening of the film Juggling Life. It         The groom is the son of Donald and           ployed as policy director for the Loui-
   A lifelong resident of Westfield, the        day, August 13, and Thursday, Sep-       supported by the U.S. Congress tells the story of how an award-win-                Eileen Cambria of Westfield. The             siana Housing Finance Agency.A 1995
future bridegroom graduated from                tember 24, from 5 to 9 p.m.The           through the Bureau of Educational ning teacher, a college student with an          Reverend Donald Boutte officiated at         graduate of National Cathedral School
Westfield High School in 1997. He               shows are free to the public and         and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. De- amazing talent for juggling and a young       the evening nuptials, which took place       in Washington, DC., the bride gradu-
earned a Bachelor of Science degree in          include music, free giveaways, a         partment of State under the author- woman on a mission to make a differ-           at the Peristyle in City Park, New           ated from the University of Pennsyl-
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry              hula hoop contest for kids, and          ity of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, ence came together to form an organi-       Orleans, La.                                 vania and received a master’s degree
in 2001 and a Master of Education               games with prizes.                       as amended, as well as the German zation that works to provide work-                  The bridal party and guests were          in city and regional planning from the
                                                                                         Bundestag (parliament).                  shops for children in New Jersey.         led by a traditional New Orleans “sec-       Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.
                                                                                            CBYX for Young Professionals is          The film will be followed by a         ond line” band to the reception held at         A 1995 graduate of Westfield High
                DO-IT-YOURSELF                                                           administered by CDS International juggling performance and workshop
                                                                                         and InWEnt, non-profit organiza- for attendees and their families, con-
                                                                                                                                                                            The Carousel in City Park.
                                                                                                                                                                               Ms. Jordan Kraft, of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         School, the groom earned a Bachelor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of Arts degree in History from James
                CLASSIFIED ADS                                                           tions based in New York and Bonn, ducted by several of the performers
                                                                                         Germany respectively.                    featured in the film.
                                                                                                                                                                            a friend of the bride, was the matron of
                                                                                                                                                                            honor. Serving as bridal attendants were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Madison University, Harrisonburg,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Va., in 1999. He is a senior publishing
                                                                                            This program is designed prima-          All programs at the library are free   Miss Clare Cambria of New York City,         operations analyst for LexisNexis

                               24/7                                                      rily for young adults in business, and open to everyone. The Scotch
                                                                                         vocational, engineering, technical Plains Public Library is located at
                                                                                         and agricultural fields, although can- 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from
                                                                                                                                                                            sister of the groom; Dr. Kate Hindle
                                                                                                                                                                            and Mrs. Elizabeth Dalgard, high school
                                                                                                                                                                            friends of the bride, and Ms. Leila
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Matthew Bender.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Engagement parties were hosted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         by the groom’s parents at their home
                          Visit Our Website                                              didates in all career fields are en- Park Avenue in the center of the
                                                                                         couraged to apply. Participants must township. For further information or
                                                                                                                                                                            Manouchehri of New Orleans, a gradu-
                                                                                                                                                                            ate school friend of the bride.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in Westfield in November and by Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and Mrs. Edward Fox, friends of the
                www.goleader.com                                                         be U.S. citizens or permanent resi- to get directions, call the library at
                                                                                         dents between the ages of 18 and 24 (908) 322-5007, extension no. 209,
                                                                                         and have clear career goals and some or e-mail kids@scotlib.org.
                                                                                                                                                                               Andrew Cambria, of San Francisco,
                                                                                                                                                                            Calif., brother of the groom, served
                                                                                                                                                                            as the best man. The groomsmen in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         bride’s family, in Washington, D.C.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in December. A rehearsal dinner,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         hosted by the parents of the groom,
                                                                                                                                                                            cluded Joseph Clark of New York              took place at the Court of Two Sisters
                                                                                                                                                                            City, brother of the bride; Ted              in New Orleans.
     To my dear patients and friends:                                                          Richard J. Kaplow, Esq.                                                      Kilcommons of New York City, a
                                                                                                                                                                            high school friend of the bridegroom,        La.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The couple resides in New Orleans,

    Dr. LEVENTER is still close by                                                                                 “25 Years Experience”
                                                                                                               Civil & Criminal Trial Lawyer                                  Chocolate Seminar to Offer
                                                                                                             FAMILY LAW                                                         Hidden Health Secrets
                                                                                                                                                                              WESTFIELD – Chocolate lovers
                                                                                                         · Divorce · Domestic Violence                                      will have the opportunity to learn about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the history of chocolate, along with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tips on cooking, storing and selecting
                                                                                                           · Custody · Child Support                                        the hidden health secrets of their fa-       chocolates.
                                                                                                                                                                            vorite treat at “Is Chocolate the New           In moderation, chocolate has been
                                                                                                                                                                            Health Food?” This free seminar, of-         recognized as part of a balanced diet.
                                                                                                                                                                            fered by the Rutgers Cooperative Ex-         It is a source of flavinoids, a group of
                                                                                                       · DWI · Criminal Defense                                             tension of Union County, is scheduled        plant-based substances. According to
                                                                                              · Business Disputes Commercial Litigation                                     for Wednesday, July 29, from 7 to 9          the United States Department of Ag-
                                                                                                                                                                            p.m. at the county extension offices.        riculture, different flavinoids can
                                                                                                        Former Assistant Union County Prosecutor                              Pre-registration is required. Interested   stimulate the immune system, reduce
          551 Millburn Avenue                                                                                                                                               persons are asked to contact the Rutgers
                                                                                                                                                                            Cooperative Extension at (908) 654-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         allergy symptoms, prevent or reduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         cancer and protect against bacteria
              Short Hills                                                                             (908) 232-8787                                                        9854 or dtorres@ucnj.org. The county
                                                                                                                                                                            extension offices are located at 300
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and viruses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Rutgers Cooperative Exten-
                                                                                                                                                                            North Avenue, East, in Westfield.            sion of Union County provides the
      Please call for your eye exam                                                          24 Hours · 53 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
                                                                                                                                                                              Karen Ensle, a nutrition expert and
                                                                                                                                                                            head of the County Extension depart-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         community with science-based in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         formation on nutrition, food safety,
            732-571-EYES                                                                      rjk722@aol.com                           richardjkaplow.com                   ment, will discuss the possible health
                                                                                                                                                                            benefits and offer some insights into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         home environmental health, family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         wellbeing, agriculture and 4-H youth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         development. It is supported in part
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         by the Union County Board of Cho-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sen Freeholders.
                                                                                                                                       STAHL FARELLA                                                                      Singles Group Meets
                                                                                                                                                  Attorneys At Law                                                       At First Baptist Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WESTFIELD — Are you widowed,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         divorced, or never married? Then you
                                                                                                                                                    Criminal Defense                                                     should look into the singles group that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         meets each Sunday at 9 a.m. at the First
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Baptist Church, located at 170 Elm
                                                                                                                                             Civil & Employment Litigation                                               Street in Westfield. Upcoming meet-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ings are August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.
                                                                                                                                                DWI & Municipal Court                                                       The discussion group deals with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         singles issues and offers movie
   Behold how beautiful it is when                                                                                                                                                                                       nights, picnics and holiday get-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         togethers. A $2 donation is requested.
   we dwell together.                                                                                                                   220 St. Paul Street, Westfield, NJ 07090                                         The group is non-denominational and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         all are welcome. For information,
                                                      - Psalm 133:1                                                                       908-301-9001 • www.stahlesq.com                                                call Lil at (908) 889-4751 or Ed at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (908) 526-2649.




                                                       A Great Opportunity to Get
                                                       Acquainted with Temple Emanu-El…
                                                       Friday, July 31, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
                                                       Meet & Greet for Prospective New Members
                                                       Erev Shabbat Service begins at 7:45 p.m.
 Rabbi Douglas B. Sagal                                Stay for an “Ice Cream Sundae” Oneg Shabbat following the service.
 Cantor Martha T. Novick
 Rabbi Leah Doberne-Schor
 Rabbi Erin Glazer                                     Being part of a community is important.
 Carolyn Shane, Executive Director
 David Gronlund-Jacob, Religious School Principal      Come experience Temple Emanu-El...
 Jill Cimafonte, Early Childhood Education Director    We look forward to you joining our community.

                 TEMPLE EMANU-EL, 756 EAST BROAD STREET, WESTFIELD, NJ 07090
                                www.tewnj.org 908-232-6770
A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION                                  The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains – Fanwood TIMES                                                      Thursday, July 23, 2009                             Page 7

                                                                                              Local Girl Scouts Attain
                                                                                              Prestigious Gold Award
                                                                                          FANWOOD – The Fanwood-                 Family, friends and the community
                                                                                       Scotch Plains Girl Scout Commu-           donated more than 1,000 children’s
                                                                                       nity has announced that Lauren            books and 250 videos. The collec-
                                                                                       Hirschhorn, Alexandra Joy and             tion was given to the North Ameri-
                                                                                       Giulia Mercuri each received their        can Taiwanese Women’s Associa-
                                                                                       Gold Award on May 26 at the               tion, which ships books to remote
                                                                                       Fanwood Presbyterian Church. The          villages in Taiwan to promote En-
                                                                                       Gold Award is the highest earned          glish literacy.
                                                                                       recognition in Girl Scouting. All            Giulia, a student at Newark Acad-
                                                                                       three young women are rising se-          emy in Livingston, worked at a char-
                                                                                       niors in high school.                     ter middle school, Rise Academy,
                                                                                          To attain the award, a candidate       in Newark. Her Gold Award project
                                                                                       must earn three interest project          was to improve the physical envi-
                                                                                       patches and one Studio 2B charm,          ronment of the relatively new build-       CLASS ACT…The Westfield Service League’s Provisional Class of 2009-2010,
                                                                                       the Career Exploration Pin, the Se-                                                  pictured left to right, are: front row, Paula Heck, Jane Abels, Anna Christakos,
                                                                                                                                 ing which houses the school to make        Sheila Gagliano and Claire Patankar, and back row, Simone Koglin, Totty
                                                                                       nior Girl Scout Leadership Award          it more appealing to the children.         Sauerwein and Ann Stocking. Missing is Marie Castalado. They will spend the
SUMMER FUN…Redeemer Lutheran School’s Club Summer staff in Westfield,                  and the Girl Scout 4B Challenge.             Giulia used her photography skills
pictured above, offers wrap-around programs from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for children                                                                                           next year volunteering in various capacities for the league.
ages 3 through (completing) grade 6. Each week, a different culture is visited
                                                                                       Finally, each girl designs and car-       to take pictures of the students, frame
through projects, games, crafts, music, drama and trips. Afternoon campers swim
at the nearby Westfield Area “Y.” For more information, call (908) 232-1517.
                                                                                       ries out a Gold Award Project. The
                                                                                       project must involve a minimum of
                                                                                                                                 them and hang them on the walls. She
                                                                                                                                 recruited art students from Newark                 Service League Reveals
                                                                                       65 hours of her own time and dem-         Academy who helped her paint mu-

       Federal Stimulus Funds
                                                                                       onstrate her leadership abilities and
                                                                                       her commitment to her community.
                                                                                                                                 rals, one with the school motto on top
                                                                                                                                 of the door at the entrance of the
                                                                                                                                                                                    New Provisional Class
                                                                                          Lauren, a student at Scotch Plains-    school and the other in a hallway illus-      WESTFIELD – The Westfield Ser-        Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
                                                                                       Fanwood High School, focused on           trating the phrase “Rise to College.”
       Expand Meal Programs                                                            raising awareness about pediatric
                                                                                       cancer and providing comfort to
                                                                                                                                    On the side of this mural, Giulia
                                                                                                                                 hung a signed version of the poem
                                                                                                                                                                            vice League (WSL) announced its
                                                                                                                                                                            new provisional class for 2009-2010
                                                                                                                                                                            at its annual meeting in June, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in Westfield, as well as deliver meals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for Mobile Meals of Westfield.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The WSL is committed to serving
   COUNTY – The Union County                allow Union County to provide meals        children and their families battling      “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou that        was held at the Echo Lake Country        the community by rendering volun-
Department of Human Services, Di-           at senior housing and center loca-         cancer. She held an event at which        she obtained from the author; the          Club in Westfield.                       teer service and monetary contribu-
vision on Aging, has received               tions that previously did not offer this   75 Brownies (and non-Brownie              name of the school was inspired by            The nine new women of the provi-      tions. The organization’s thrift shop
$211,589 through the American Re-           service. In addition, some nutrition       friends) earned participatory             this poem. Since then, more art stu-       sional class include Jane Abels,         and consignment shop are both lo-
covery and Reinvestment Act                 sites that served meals two days per       patches and the Brownie Girl Scout        dents have expressed an interest in        Marie Castalado, Anna Christakos,        cated at 114 Elmer Street in
(ARRA) of 2009.                             week will be able to serve meals three     Around the World and the Caring           continuing the work on the Rise            Sheila Gagliano, Paula Heck, Simone      Westfield. Proceeds from the sales
   Union County will use its share of       days per week, and, at one location,       and Sharing Try-It.                       Academy walls.                             Koglin, Claire Patankar, Totty           in these shops are donated to local
stimulus dollars to expand its Meals-       the county will be able to provide            Each girl brought a donation for a        Lauren, Alexandra and Giulia            Sauerwein and Ann Stocking.              charities throughout the area.
on-Wheels home-delivered meal pro-          meals for weekends.                        birthday party bag and made personal      have each been Girl Scouts for 12             These women will spend the 2009-         The shops are closed for the sum-
gram and the congregate, or group,             “Using the ARRA stimulus money,         birthday cards for the pediatric cancer   years, starting as Daisy scouts in         2010 year working weekly in either       mer but will reopen on Wednesday,
meals program at senior centers and         Union County’s Department of Hu-           patients. Twenty-five bags in all were    kindergarten. They are members of          the thrift or the consignment shop,      September 9, with their shelves
housing complexes throughout the            man Services, Division on Aging,           filled with donated items. Lauren cre-    Troop 751, led by Cathy Hirschhorn,        which is run by the WSL. They also       fully stocked with clothing, house-
county.                                     will operate this expansion of its nu-     ated brochures that were given to the     Rita Mercuri, Carmela Resnick and          will volunteer their time at the         hold items, bric-a-brac, toys and
   The Federal stimulus dollars will        trition programs through the end of        leaders and also to the Fanwood Me-       Marcia Zimmermann.                         Westfield Food Pantry, located at the    books. For more information about
mean 48,000 additional meals will           2009,” Freeholder Mirabella noted.         morial Library to educate children and                                                                                        the WSL, visit its website,
be served to approximately 800 se-             In 2008, the county’s Division on       young adults about cancer.                                                                                                    thewestfieldserviceleague.wordpress.com.
nior adults in Union County. These          Aging delivered 403,818 meals, in-            Additionally, Lauren ran a col-
meals are provided to senior citizens       cluding 233,746 home-delivered             lection for new teddy bears to pro-                                                                                              Seminars to Address
age 60 and older through a federal          meals and 170,072 congregate meals.        vide comfort to the children with
formula based on state and county              To date, in 2009, the county has        cancer and hand made 20 no-sew                                                                                                   Longevity Planning
demographics.                               delivered 92,842 meals to homebound        fleece blankets for them. Donated                                                                                               MOUNTAINSIDE – Two free
   “We are excited and grateful to          seniors, and 67,764 meals have been        stuffed animals and general cards                                                                                             seminars on longevity planning will
receive these federal dollars in order      served at congregate sites, for a total    were given to the Emmanuel Can-                                                                                               take place at Brighton Gardens of
to help more seniors during these           of 160,606 meals.                          cer Foundation that assists the fami-                                                                                         Mountainside, located at 1350 Route
hard economic times,” said Union               For information about senior nutri-     lies.                                                                                                                         22, West, in Mountainside.
County Freeholder Chairman                  tion programs or any other senior             For her Gold Award project,                                                                                                  A two-hour seminar will be held on
Alexander Mirabella. “For many of           services, call the Union County Divi-      Alexandra, also a student at Scotch                                                                                           Wednesday, July 29, at 8:30 a.m. Free
our elderly, a meal at a senior center      sion on Aging toll-free at (888) 280-      Plains-Fanwood High School, de-                                                                                               CE credits will be offered to social
may be their main meal of the day. A        8226 or visit the Union County             signed a program that encouraged                                                                                              workers attending this seminar. A one-
meal delivered directly to the home         website, ucnj.org.                         children to read and write their own                                                                                          hour seminar will take place on Thurs-
of a frail, homebound older person                                                     stories. The class was implemented                                                                                            day, August 6, at 7 p.m.
may be that person’s only human                  Deadline Is Extended                  at two elementary schools over a 10-                                                                                            Attendees at the seminars will learn
contact for the day.”                                                                  week period as part of their winter                                                                                           about long-term care planning and
   In early June, each municipality               For PTR 1-2 Forms                    after-school enrichment programs.                                                                                             how to protect their family and their
in Union County received a letter               AREA – All senior citizens and            In addition, Alexandra organized                                                                                           assets. Topics will include Medicaid,
explaining that the ARRA funds               persons on Social Security Disability     a book collection for the purpose of                                                                                          Medicare, private pay, reverse mort-
could be used to eliminate waiting           are advised that the Property Tax         sharing stories on a global level.                                                                                            gages and insurance.
lists, expand existing nutrition pro-        Rebate (PTR 1 and 2) “tax freeze”                                                   THREE TIMES GOLDEN…Fanwood-Scotch Plains Girl Scout Gold Award                        Advance registration is required
grams or serve new clients. Eleven           filing date has been extended to Mon-                                                                                                                                   for both sessions and may be done by
of Union County’s 21 municipali-             day, August 17, 2009.                       www.goleader.com                        recipients Giulia Mercuri, Alexandra Joy and Lauren Hirschhorn, pictured left
                                                                                                                                 to right, celebrate their achievement on May 26.                                    calling (908) 654-4460.
ties identified needs, including 108            Additionally, the income qualifi-
new senior clients who will receive          cations have been increased for 2007
home-delivered meals and 690 new             to $60,000 and for 2008 to $70,000.
senior clients who will receive meals        For filing forms and information, call
at senior centers or housing com-            Ed Evans at the Scotch Plains Public
plexes.                                      Library at (908) 322-5007, extension
   The ARRA stimulus funding will            no. 208.



    LAWRENCE A. WOODRUFF
                        Attorney
                  N.J. Divorce Mediator


                     Divorce & Mediation
                   Estate Planning & Probate
                        General Practice

                        201 South Avenue E.
                             Westfield
                             654-8885

                     Eve. & Sat. Appointments


      M ARIO C. G URRIERI , E SQ .
                   Chair of the Family Law Department of
                       DUGHI & HEWIT
                  340 North Avenue          Cranford, New Jersey 07016

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                          Specializing in all aspects of Family Law
                          including divorce, custody, visitation, alimony,
                          child support, division of assets, palimony,
                          premarital agreements, civil unions, restraining
                          orders, post-divorce motions due to changed
                          financial circumstances, residence removal
                          from New Jersey, visitation modifications
                          and transfers of custody.

                             Over 35 years of continuous practice in Family Law
                             Union County Early Settlement Arbitration Panelist
                             for over 25 years
                             Court-appointed Standing Master & Guardian
                             Accredited Mediator
                             Department staffed with four additional attorneys
                             with experience offered at lower hourly rates
                             Formerly Senior Partner at Snevily, Ely, Williams &
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      See it all in color at!
       www.goleader.com                                                                                           THE WEEK                                                                                                        IN                          SPORTS                                                                                                                         Sports Section
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pages 9-13
 BOB ‘C’ GOES 4-FOR-4, LUONGO HRs, LITTERIO 3 RBI

 St. Matthew Men Sneak Past
 St. Joseph Softball Men, 10-8
            By DAVID B. CORBIN                                                     Tony Perfilio, who has been with                                            The Matt men amassed 19 hits – 18
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times                        the league 28 years, said, “Ever since                                       singles – and Gus Alvarez, who had
   A moment of silence for longtime                                             I’ve known Dom, he was an excellent                                          the team’s only triple, did the most
St. Bart’s Oldtimers Men’s Softball                                             president. He supported all the cap-                                         damage, going 3-for-5 with three runs
League Commissioner Dom                                                         tains. He was a pleasure to work with.                                       scored and two RBI. Bob Cihanowycz
Lawrence, who passed away just a                                                I feel sorry for his family right now.”                                      (1 RBI), however, hit safely in all four
few days before, preceded the game                                                 Thirteen-year veteran Pete                                                of his at bats and Lou Balestriere
between St. Joseph and St. Matthew                                              Chemidlin, whose uncle Joe founded                                           tapped three singles and scored twice.
at Brookside Park in Scotch Plains on                                           the league, commented, “Dom! We                                              Radice had a pair of singles, two RBI
July 16.                                                                        will miss him. He was a class act.                                           and scored once, while Larry
   “Dom used to come and watch the                                              This was his life. Obviously, they are                                       Fleischman ripped a pair of singles
games, so he volunteered to take it                                             going to cancel all the games tomor-                                         and scored twice. Mike Constantinou
over. There were only four teams then                                           row night, which is a great tribute to                                       rapped two singles, Frank Litterio
and now we have 10,” St. Joseph team                                            him. May he rest in peace!”                                                  had an RBI single and Jim Barba
captain Dean Talcott said. “I’ve known                                             Trailing 8-7, St. Matthew scored a                                        singled and scored a run.
him over 20 years. Dom was a good                                               run in the fifth inning and two in the                                         St. Joseph had six extra-base hits,
guy. He was pretty stern but, if you                                            sixth, while pitcher Tony Radice held                                        the biggest being an inside-the-park
stated your case, he would listen to                                            the Joe boys scoreless in the final                                          home run by Pat Luongo. Tom Litterio
you. So he was fair.”                                                           three innings, to earn a 10-8 victory.                                                   CONTINUED ON PAGE 10




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           WILD PLAY AT SECOND BASE…Westfield White 9s shortstop Mark Walter nearly falls over Warren All-Star Matt Roth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           when he slides safely into second base as centerfielder Brice Dannivig looks on.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BARDEN HOMERS, 5 RBI; VALL-LLOBERA DOUBLES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Westfield White 9s Score Late
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To Top Warren All-Stars, 9-2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          By DAVID B. CORBIN                                             Blue Devil starting pitcher Mike                                       and ceding six walks. Knapp allowed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Knapp and reliever Thomas                                                 just one single and an earned run, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jake Vall-Llobera ignited a five-run                                    Delvecchio combined to record nine                                        Delvecchio, who relieved with one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           burst in the fourth inning and Steve                                       strikeouts, while allowing five hits                                                      CONTINUED ON PAGE 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Barden capped a four-run surge in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           fifth inning to lead the Westfield White
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           nine-year-old baseball team to a 9-2
                                                                                                                                                        David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           victory over the Warren All-Stars at
MAKING GOOD CONTACT WITH THE BALL…St. Joseph’s Tony Perfilio contacts the ball and slams a single to right                                                                                                                 Gumbert Field in Westfield on July 17.
field in the fifth inning.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Prior to the two-inning bursts, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Warren All-Stars and starting pitcher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Matt Cardoza were keeping the Blue
KELLY, DeFRANCESCO TAP 2 RBI EACH; HAMLIN 3 HITS                                                                                                                                                                           Devils in check and held a 2-0 lead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           heading into the fourth inning.

   Poplar Place Men Walk Past                                                                                                                                                                                              Cardoza recorded four strikeouts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           scattered four singles and hit one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           batter in those three innings. Second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           baseman Justin Goldberg snagged a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           vicious line drive, shortstop Jack

   Midway Softball Men, 17-8                                                                                                                                                                                               Smith hauled in a difficult fly ball and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           centerfielder Joe Rica fired a perfect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           strike to catcher Jonathan Taub for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           putout to keep Westfield off the board
              By FRED LECOMTE                                                   went 3-for-4, including two RBI,                                             Smith initiated a fine short-to-first                         in those innings.
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                while Paul Meade’s firepower claimed                                         double play in the first inning, while                           “Matty threw the ball great for three
   A nine-run merry-go-round in the                                             three hits and an RBI. Anthony Blasi                                         Guarneri, at third, displayed his dex-                        innings then after that we struggled
first inning and six runs in the fifth,                                         and Rich Richardson each banged a                                            terity with a pair of smooth putouts                          throwing strikes. Westfield was very
assisted by five walks, earned Poplar                                           pair of singles and recorded an RBI                                          and T.J Smith pulled a similar ma-                            patient at the plate and they took
Place a 17-8 victory over the Midway                                            and Larry Loguidice pounded two                                              neuver at second.                                             advantage with the walks. They played
Avenue express in Fanwood Old Men’s                                             hits. Matt Canfield ripped an RBI                                               “Usually our problem is that we                            well,” Warren Head Coach Joe Roth
SoftballAssociation action at LaGrande                                          single. Jay White and Drew Koski                                             don’t get enough hits but tonight we                          said. “Goldberg made a nice play at
Park in Fanwood on July 17.                                                     had one hit each.                                                            did have the carousel going. We were                          second and Joseph Rica threw the
   The Poplar men pounded out 11                                                  “Offensively, this is the best team                                                    CONTINUED ON PAGE 10                              guy out at home.”
hits and totaled 15 free passes. Mike                                           we have had in the past 10 years.
Kelly finished 2-for-2 with two RBI                                             Everyone is hitting the ball very well,
and one run scored. Bryan Smith                                                 from the first to the last guy. We’re
whacked two singles, scored once
and had an RBI, Lance Wildstein
                                                                                always in the game, we can always
                                                                                come back and we almost did. It was
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poked a two-run single and scored                                               9-8, we had two outs, some unfortu-                                                                                             and a commitment to excellence for more than 50 years. As part of
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and added a run. T.J. Smith singled                                             ing than Hamlin’s five soft-handed
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   filled with amenities galore! This 9 room home features 4                                                                                                          Lovely center hall Colonial, renovated                     Brand new Primavera home with 4569                                 Stately center hall Colonial on nearly                            Distinctive traditional center hall Co-
   bedrooms, 3.5 baths, Master Bedroom Suite with sitting area and                                                                                                    and expanded in 2005, large Eat-In                         sq. ft. of decadent indulgence. Elegant                            3/4ths acre of magnificent grounds in                             lonial is located on a wide, tree-lined
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   cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, 3                                                                                                   Large Family Room and mahogany deck                        grades and features are standard trade-                            rooms, Living Room, Dining Room,                                  home is designed with suburban so-
   car attached garage, hardwood floors, sound system, CAC,                                                                                                           are accessed from the Kitchen. Add 4                       marks as well as their one-of-a-kind                               Master Bedroom and library. Classic                               phistication.
   conservatory with floor-to-ceiling nine-light windows that overlook                                                                                                Bedrooms, 4 full baths, hardwood floors,                   custom staircase and open layout.                                  architectural detail.
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    St. Matthew Men Sneak Past                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          D. Blair Corbin’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Corbin’s
    St. Joseph Softball Men, 10-8
(run scored) made good use of his
                                          CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9
                                                                   several fine defensive plays. Joe third                                                                                                                                                             Blue Devils                                                                    Raiders
two at bats with a two-run double and                              baseman Ken Blaes made a pair of
an RBI single. Charlie Baier drilled                               fine catches. Second baseman Joe
an RBI double and singled, while                                   Cocuzza made a brilliant diving grab
                                                                   of a grounder, shortstop Patrylo
Lewis Blau doubled and scored twice.
Joe Negley and Tom Ulichny both                                    hauled in a difficult fly in shallow
                                                                   center and Negley made an excellent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Walk Down Memory L ane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lane
doubled and scored once. Corey
Woodring tripled, Chemidlin had an                                 catch near the fence in center. Matt
                                                                   man Alvarez chased down a fly ball in                                                                                                                                                           From the archives of The Westfield                          0, in the Linden Invitational Tourna-
RBI single and Walt Patrylo scored                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Leader and The Scotch Plains-                                  ment. Westfield pitcher Justin Olsen
once, while Ed Marchelitis (run                                    leftfield and Balestriere ended the
                                                                   game with a smooth second-to-first                                                                                                                                                           Fanwood Times – www.goleader.com                               went all the way as he tossed a four-
scored) and Perfilio each singled.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              click Archives.                                                hitter, struck out seven and walked
  Although each team had its share                                 putout.
                                                                      Matthew plated four runs on six                                                                                                                                                              July 20, 2005: Sensing dissention                           one. Olsen punched an RBI single in
of fielding faux pas, there were also                                                                                                                                                                                                                           amongst the ranks of A Division leader                         the third and Ryan Scanlon cracked
                                                                   hits in the top of the first and the Joes
         In Memory                                                 answered with four runs on four hits,                                                                                                                                                        Dunellen Hotel midway through the                              an RBI single in the sixth.
                                                                   capped by Tom Litterio’s two-run                                                                                               Fred Lecomte for The Westfield Leader and The Times           game, Geeks on Call took advantage                                July 22, 2001: For the first time in
                                                                                                                                        NAILED AT SECOND…Midway shortstop Rich Richardson shows everyone his                                                    of the situation and scored 13 runs in                         memory (1983), the Westfield Ameri-
                                                                   double. Balestriere singled and scored                               snowcone on a force play on Poplar’s Mike Kelly.
                                                                   on Alvarez’s triple in the second then                                                                                                                                                       the final two innings to topple the                            can Legion Post 3 baseball team won
                                                                   Luongo legged out his homer in the                                                                                                                                                           Hotel men, 20-12, in the first game of                         the Union County title after defeating
                                                                   bottom of the inning. In the third,                                                                                                                                                          a double header in the Scotch Plains                           Cranford 11-4. Jay Cook hammered
                                                                   Negley doubled and scored on
                                                                   Chemidlin’s 15-foot single to put the
                                                                                                                                                 Poplar Place Men Walk Past                                                                                     Men’s Softball League at Brookside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Park. Dave Eckert went 3-for-3, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               a two-run blast and Nick Geissler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               pitched a complete game for the vic-
                                                                   Joes up 6-5.                                                                                                                                                                                 a double, scored a run and racked up                           tory and finished his season 6-0.
                                                                      A pair of fielding blunders allowed
                                                                   St. Matthew to seize a 7-6 lead in the
                                                                                                                                                 Midway Softball Men, 17-8                                                                                      five RBI. Brian Dayton ripped two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                singles and a double, while scoring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  July 23, 2000: The St. Bart’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Oldtimers Softball League All-Star
                                                                                                                                                                                        CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9
                                                                   fourth but the Joes quickly regained                                                                                                                                                         twice and recording two RBI. Pete                              game was a thriller right down to the
                                                                   the lead, 8-7, with Tom Litterio’s RBI                               patient, got a lot of walks and that                         last week and we were able to return                       Poillon poked three singles, had two                           final out. The Angels Division came
                                                                   single and Baier’s RBI double. Frank                                 helped. Midway is a good team and                            the favor tonight. We were not too                         RBI and scored once.                                           from behind, took over the lead, then
                                                                   Litterio tied the game with his RBI                                  they came back at us. They beat us                           good defensively. We did what we                              July 21, 2004: Little mercy was                             held on to edge the Saints Division,
                                                                   single in the fifth then Margolis’                                                                                                had to do but we were getting ner-                         offered by the hosting St. James                               15-14, at Brookside Park. St. James
                                                                   ground out and Radice’s sacrifice fly                                                                                             vous,” said team captain Tom Smith.                        “Gang’ in a 20-5 massacre of the St.                           “Gang” member Don Rowbotham
                                                                   to center gave the Matt men two in-                                                                                                  Poplar plated nine runs on four hits                    Edward “Purple Gang” at Brookside                              rapped a solo home run, which ex-
                                                                   surance runs in the sixth.                                                                                                        in the bottom of the first, highlighted                    Park. Taking full advantage of the                             cited a four-run sixth inning, but St.
                                                                   St. Matthew                          410 212 0                 10                                                                 by DeFrancesco’s two-run double and                        “Purple Gang’s” shorthanded situa-                             Louis posse members Gerry Spitzer –
           Dom Lawrence                                            St. Joseph                           411 200 0                  8                                                                 Mike Kelly’s two-run single. Guarneri                      tion, which included no pitching staff                         4 RBI – and Norm Hansen – 3 RBI –
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and Watt each added RBI singles.                           and the absence of superstar Tony                              really tumbled the Saints.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Midway fired back with two rounds                          Williams, the “James Gang” avenged                                July 21, 1999: Joe Dasti went 4-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     in the bottom of the second. Loguidice                     an earlier season loss by shooting out                         for-4, including two doubles, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     singled, swiped a base and scored on                       22 hits, including five doubles, three                         scored four runs to lead Marian Av-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Meade’s single to leftfield. Koski fol-                    triples and a home run. “James Gang-                           enue past Montrose Avenue, 9-7, in
                         The First Name in Fine Properties                                                                                                                                           lowed with a single and Hamlin jolted                      ster” Lee DiDonato went 3-for-4, in-                           Fanwood Old Men’s Softball Asso-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     an RBI single. Midway kept rolling                         cluding a solo blast, with three RBI                           ciation action at La Grande Park.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and came out shooting with six runs                        and three runs scored.                                         Marian slugger Bill Mariani, who
                                                                                                                                                                                                     in the next four innings to narrow the                        July 21, 2002: The Westfield 12-                            also had four hits, launched a two-run
                                                                                                                                                                                                     score to 9-8.                                              year-old baseball team blanked the                             home run to cap a four-run gush in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        As Poplar came to bat in the fifth,                     Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders, 2-                              third inning and totaled five RBI.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     coach Smith yelled at his team and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     said, “This is brutal! It’s brutal!”
                                                                                                                                                             Mike Murray                                With the help of a string of walks,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Poplar responded with six runs to
                                                                                                                                           WF’s Murray to Start                                      seize a comfortable, 15-8 lead then
                                                                                                                                                                                                     plated two more runs in the sixth.
                                                                                                                                            In All-Star Game                                            “If you can’t throw strikes, walk 15
                                                                                                                                          CAPE COD, MASS. – Wake Forest                              guys, you’ll never win a game and it
                                                                                                                                        senior Mike Murray of Westfield was                          doesn’t matter how good you hit. We
                                                                                                                                        named the starting catcher for the East-                     have been playing very well lately;
                                                                                                                                        ern Division in the Cape Cod Colle-                          unfortunately, we have a lot of inju-
                                                                                                                                        giate Baseball League All-Star Game                          ries, including our ace pitcher, Eddie
        BERNARDSVILLE. $350,000. Potential abounds in this                                                                              to be played at 7 p.m. on Thursday,                          Perez. Manny Perez, our other pitcher,
                                                                                                                                        July 23, at Fenway Park in Boston.                           has been gone so we had to patch-
        lovely Colonial set on 1/3+ acre on a quaint residential street                                                                                                                              work our pitching with Koski and
        near downtown. Features solid construction, hardwood
                                                                                                                                          Murray is leading the Chatham
                                                                                                                                        Anglers with a .385 batting average                          myself. The first two games, I pitched
        floors, easy floor plan, convenient first-floor bedrooms,                                                                       and a .500 on base percentage. He is                         decent and got the ball over the plate,
        screened porch overlooking park-like grounds. 2 bedrooms,                                                                       a graduate of Westfield High School,                         but tonight with the umpire squeez-
        1 bath. Web#1343                                                                                                                where he was first-team All-Ameri-                           ing Koski and myself with his crazy
                                                                                                                                        can in 2006 and All-State in both                            strike zone, we did the best we could
                                                                                                                                        2005 and 2006. The Cape Cod Colle-                           for not being normal pitchers. We just
                  431 Springfield Avenue • Summit, NJ 07901 (908)277-1398                                                               giate Baseball League is recognized                          did not get it done,” said White.                          BOMBER BOY STRIKES AGAIN…Westfield Blue 11s await teammate Steven
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 CHRIS PRASEK STRIKES OUT FOUR, GETS LONE HIT

   Readington Rebel 12s Reject
    Westfield Blue Baseballers
              By FRED LECOMTE                                                 Head Coach Larry Prager. “Offen-
                                                                                           lead. Jessourian singled and Tom
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                              sively, the kids were hitting long ball
                                                                                           Ashforth walked. Both runners
   In a game that was hallmarked by                                           well and I think this field certainly
                                                                                           swiped bases then danced home on
suffocating pitching and a powerful                                           suited them. The centerfielder on the
                                                                                           misguided throws. Mansdorfer fol-
offensive attack, the Readington 12-                                          other team (Nick Buontempo) made
                                                                                           lowed with a one-out single, swiped
year-old baseball team defeated                                               some really spectacular plays but the
                                                                                           second, advanced to third and tapped
Westfield Blue, 12-0, in four innings                                         ones that were too far went over the
                                                                                           home plate on yet another error. Cole
                                                                                                                 walked and Moss
                                                                                                                 deposited       his
                                                                                                                 home run over the
                                                                                                                 leftfield fence.
                                                                                                                 Buontempo halted
                                                                                                                 the onslaught with
                                                                                                                 two outstanding
                                                                                                                 defensive plays. In                                                                                                                                                    David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                                 the bottom of the                                       NOT QUITE MAKING IT TO SECOND…Investors’ Ed Zazzali does not quite make it to second base safely as Deegan
                                                                                                                 fourth, Cohen in                                        shortstop Kevin Spellman casts an “out” tag on him in the sixth inning.
                                                                                                                 relief for Cole, al-
                                                                                                                 lowed a single to
                                                                                                                 Prasek, struck out
                                                                                                                                                                           SIMO SMACKS 2 HRs; NIES, SAVARESE, DiFABIO 1 HR
                                                                                                                 two batters and
                                                                                                                 walked one to seal
                                                                                                                 the victory.
                                                                                                                   “Overall, I think
                                                                                                                 we played pretty
                                                                                                                                                                          Investors Savings Score Early
                                                                                                                                                                          To Stop Deegan Roofing, 11-6
                                                                                                                 well. Our pitcher,
                                                                                                                 Herbster pitched
                                                                                                                 extremely well and
                                                                                                                 gained control
                                                                                                                 with every pitch,                                                   By DAVID B. CORBIN                                first, a wicked grounder was fielded                   singled. Tom Straniero slapped a pair
                                                                                                                 which is very                                            Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       only a few feet away by Deegan first                   of singles and scored once, while Jerry
                                                                                                                 good. Buontempo                                            Bizarre would have been an accu-                           baseman Dan Samila. Germinder re-                      Isolda and Brady Lau each singled and
                                                                                                                 made outstanding                                        rate definition of the game between                           fused to leave the base and, at the last               scored once. Leadoff batter Kevin
                                                             Fred Lecomte for The Westfield Leader and The Times catches, hustling                                       the two top titans of the Scotch Plains                       second, Samila tagged Germinder and                    Woodring had three singles and Kevin
NOWHERE TO RUN SAFELY...Westfield Blue Shortstop Chris Prasek chases down Readington all the time, and we                                                                Men’s Softball League at Brookside                            stepped on the base for a double play.                 Spellman had a pair of singles, while
Rebel Kyle Moss attempting to swipe a base. Prasek teamed up with second baseman Andrew made a couple of                                                                 Park in Scotch Plains on July 15.                                Roofer Matt Walsh commented, “I                     Walsh (RBI, run scored), Marks and
Jessourian, who slapped on the tag for the out in the second inning.                                             good plays in the                                       Investors Savings, trailing Deegan                            played a long time and I never seen                    Mike Parkhill each singled.
                                                                                                                 infield. We should                                      Roofing by one game for the top spot,                         anything like that.” A few plays later                    Nies hammered his three-run shot
in New Providence Green League fence. This one went our way but next have hit a little more but some days                                                                endured a series of zany plays to seal
action at Gumbert field in Westfield time, who knows?”                                                                                                                                                                                 DiFabio’s homer caused Walsh to say,                   and Simo followed with his solo blast
                                                                                           it’s not our day to hit. Prasek, he’s                                         an 11-6 victory and a tie for first.                          “That’s something else I never saw                     to give the Bankers a 4-0 lead in the
on July 16.                                 The Rebels set the tone early in the aggressive, hitting the ball really well                                                   Prior to the game Roofer Jeff Bendix,
   Readington starting pitcher Bobby top of the first with three hits, includ- and we moved him up in the lineup to                                                                                                                    before.”                                               first inning then the score jumped to
                                                                                                                                                                         who had enjoyed some success as the                              Another act of strangeness occurred                 6-0 in the third when Savarese added
Cole faced nine batters in his three ing Cole’s and Wougk’s home runs to first recently for hitting like he hit                                                          leadoff batter, noticed that his name
innings, sitting down eight Blues in a produce a 3-0 lead off starting pitcher today,” said Westfield Head Coach                                                                                                                       in the fourth inning when Investor first               his homer and Simo chopped an RBI
                                                                                                                                                                         was placed in the middle of the lineup                        baseman Mark Nies fielded a grounder                   single. Brainard drilled his RBI
39-pitch outing. He also rapped a Pat Woods. Ben Herbster relieved Bob Clancy.                                                                                           by team captain Steve Brainard.
leadoff home run in the first inning Woods and permitted a double to Readington                                                                                                                                                        and stepped on the “safety” bag instead                double in the bottom of the inning
                                                                                                                 336 00           12                                        Referring to a sports article in last                      of the “official” bag and Marty Marks                  then Matt Walsh scored in the fourth
and singled in the second. Relief Jessourian, settled down and responded Westfield Blue                          000 00            0                                     week’s Leader/Times, Bendix said,
pitcher Sam Cohen allowed the lone with two impressive strikeouts.                                                                                                                                                                     was ruled safe and a run also scored.                  as a result of Nies’ “miss tag” at first.
                                                                                                                                                                         “It says in the paper that my leadoff                            Todd Simo led the Investors’ offen-                    The Investors deposited five runs
Blue hit, a single to Chris Prasek,         In the bottom of the first, Westfield’s            Scotch Plains Men’s                                                       position is secure.”
while recording two strikeouts and Prasek ripped a sharp grounder to                                                                                                                                                                   sive assault with a pair of over-the-                  in the fifth to grab an 11-2 lead.
                                                                                                                                                                            “It is! I put you in the second lead-                      fence homers, a double, a single, four                 Lehberger lashed an RBI triple, Nies
walking one in the fourth inning. Kyle second that was effectively snagged                      Softball Standings:                                                      off spot,” Brainard answered.                                 RBI and two runs scored. Nies (3-for-                  tapped an RBI single, Simo launched
Moss went 3-for-3, including a three- by Rebel shortstop Moss. After that,                                                                                                  The “Three Home Runs (over the
run homer in the third, and finished Cole pitched confidently with his TEAM                    MONDAY DIVISION (July 19):                                                                                                              4, 2 runs) crushed a three-run homer                   a two-run homer and DiFabio hooked
                                                                                                                              W L                                        fence)” rule per team that was in                             and added an RBI single. Lehberger                     his solo homer.
with five RBI. Matt Wougk and Chris canon-like throwing arm stifling ev- Val Decorators                                      12    4                                     effect caused a pair of peculiar inci-
Boden each walloped two-run hom- ery Westfield batter through his three Sofa Kings                                                                                                                                                     (3 runs scored) had a triple and a pair                   From that point, Deegan pitcher
                                                                                                                             12    6                                     dents. First, a line drive down the
ers and Kevin Jessourian finished 3- innings.                                              TJ’s                              10    6                                                                                                   of singles and speedy Scott Savarese                   Carlucci muted the Bankers’ bats and
                                                                                                                                                                         leftfield line by Investor Joe DiFabio                        slashed an inside-the-park homer. Ed                   his team erupted for four runs in the
for-3, including a double.                  In the second inning, after Hocus Pocus        DJ’s Limo
                                                                                                                             10
                                                                                                                               5 13
                                                                                                                                   8
                                                                                                                                                                         hit in fair territory but appeared to                         Zazzali ripped a pair of singles, while                eighth to make the game interesting.
   “Our kids came out and played well. Buontempo made an impressive ma- Neighborhood Painting                                  2 16                                      hop into the woods just left of the
They were cheering each other on, jor league running grab in center,                                                                                                                                                                   Neil Kaufman (2 runs scored), John                        As they walked in to bat in the
                                                                                             WEDNESDAY NIGHT DIVISION:                                                   fence and was ruled a home run in-                            Pellazzallo, Tim Walsh and                             bottom of the ninth, Brainard and
being good sports and good team- three Rebels rumbled over the plate. TEAM                                                                                               stead of a ground rule double. Sec-
mates, and that’s what we look for. Cole and Moss both thrashed singles Investors Savings Bank
                                                                                                                              W L                                                                                                      Germinder added singles.                               Straniero both blurted, “This is a great
                                                                                                                             15    3                                     ond, since three over-the-fence hom-                             The bottom of the Deegan batting                    game to steal. We’re back in it!”
Bobby Cole did a very good job today. and scored on throwing errors and Deegan Roofing                                       15    3
                                                                                                                                                                         ers had already occurred by the In-
He was on target, did not throw a lot of Boden dropped the ball over the Defcon Sauces                                       13    5                                                                                                   order provided most of their punch.                       The Bankers’ vault, however,
                                                                                                                                                                         vestors, John Lehberger’s shot over                           Brainard nailed a two-run single and                   slammed shut and became theft proof.
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                                                                                                  WF White 10s Make Semis
                                                                                                  Of Basking Ridge Tourney
                                                                                                 After two tough losses in the first           victory.
                                                                                               two games of the Basking Ridge Su-                 After the heartbreaking defeat,
                                                                                               per Summer Tournament held on July              White lost Game 2 to Mendham,
                                                                                               11 and 12, the Westfield White 10-              11-1, but bounced back on July 12
                                                                                               year-old baseball team bounced back             to take Game 3 from Basking Ridge
                                                                                               to take the next two games and ad-              American, 12-2, and Game 4 from
                                                                                               vanced to the semifinals.                       Readington, 6-4. Third baseman
                                                                                                 White played the eventual top                 Trevor McNamara made the defen-
                                                                                               seed, Basking Ridge Red, in Game                sive plays of the weekend against
                                                                                               1 in a well-played one-run game.                Mendham, snaring a hard line drive
                                                                                               Charlie Baldwin (3 strikeouts, 0                to third and making a diving catch
                                                                                               runs), Owen Ripperger and Alex                  on an infield blooper.
                                                                                               Pansini (4 strikeouts) had good com-               Sean Mikovits (2 doubles, 1 single),
                                                                                               mand all game and held Ridge to                 Matt Varano (2 triples), Owen Kessler
                                                                                               one run through five innings. White             (2 singles) led the offense barrage                                                       David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                               took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of              during the July 12 doubleheader.                  MR. CONSISTENCY…St. Matthew slugger Lou Balestriere has been a consis-
                                                                                               the sixth, buoyed by the hot hitting            Meiselman and Liddy each hit boom-                tently good hitter throughout his tenure with the St. Bart’s League.
                                                                                               of Jack Meiselman, Hannah Liddy,                ing doubles to right center against
                                                                                               Michael Echausse and Ian                        Readington. The pitching duties were
                                      David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
MAKING A PLEA TO THE UMP…Westfield White’s Mark Walter makes a
                                                                                               Humphrey. But the tough Ridge
                                                                                               squad found a way to put up two in
                                                                                                                                               shared by Humphrey (3 innings),
                                                                                                                                               Connor Scanlon (4 innings), Pansini
                                                                                                                                                                                                    St. Bart’s Oldtimers Men’s
small plea to the umpire in hopes that the call will go his way.                               the bottom of the sixth for the 3-2             and Baldwin.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Softball League Standings:
   Westfield White 9s Score Late                                                                                                                                                                 TEAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ANGELS DIVISION:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          (As of July 17:)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           W     L    Pct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DeProspero and Bruce Evans, who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              all homered, led Jude. Scott Friedrichs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (HR, 3 RBI) and Chris Nardi (triple,
   To Top Warren All-Stars, 9-2                                                                                                                                                                  St. Aloysius
                                                                                                                                                                                                 St. Matthew
                                                                                                                                                                                                 St. Stephen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     .714
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     .583
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     .417
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 RBI) led St. Anne.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              St. Stephen 8, St. Anthony 4
                             CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9                                                                                                                                               St. Patrick                4    6   .400        The red-hot Ben Lobrace (2 RBI)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 St. Anthony                3    7   .300
out in the third, pitched shutout ball,     twice, Rica walked once and Sean                                                                                                                                                                  was perfect at the plate and Dave Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                                          SAINTS DIVISION:                    (2 RBI) smacked a triple for Stephen.
walked only one and fanned six bat-         Cagnella scored once and stole a base.                                                                                                               TEAM                      W     L    Pct
ters.                                       Gavin Defuria laid down a great bunt                                                                                                                 St. David                 10    2   .833
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Anthony’s Craig Burfeindt and Jack
   “At nine-, 10-years-old, some of         but Vall-Llobera, who was catching                                                                                                                   St. Luke                   6    6   .500     Ley each had three hits.
these guys can really throw. Strikes        at the time, made a super move to                                                                                                                    St. Anne                   5    6   .455     St David 18, St. Aloysius 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                 St. Joseph                 5    7   .417        Marty Bernstein, Al Betau, Ross
are not always there, so tonight was a      grab the ball and fire to first in time to                                                                                                           St. Jude                   5    8   .385
good night. Delvecchio really came          rob him of a single.                                                                                                                                                                              and Nash Warfield all homered for
in and finished the last four. Very            Barden belted a three-run homer in                                                                                                                  This was a sad week for the St Bart’s      the Daves. Tony Blasi, Steve Ferro,
rarely do we see someone, who can           the fifth and a two-run single in the                                                                                                                Oldtimer’s Softball League with the          Mike Cuccurullo and George Balint
go four innings. If you pitch and play      fourth. Vall-Llobera, who scored                                                                                                                     loss of our beloved Commissioner             were all perfect at the plate for Als.
defense, you have a shot at winning         twice, lashed a leadoff double in the                                                                                                                Dom Lawrence. There were no games            St. Anthony 24, St. Patrick 7
this game,” Westfield Head Coach            fourth and hopped a single in the                                                                                                                    played Friday, July 17, in honor of his         OJ Simpson (6-for-6, 7 RBI) and
Humberto Vall-Llobera said.                 fifth. Delvecchio went 2-for-2, with                                                                                                                 memory. We will all miss him. We all         Tony Perconte (6-for-6) led Anthony
   Warren All-Star Matt Roth had a          an RBI and two runs scored. Mark                                                                                                                     appreciate the selfless work he per-         with a HR. Pats captain Jack Kennedy
pair of singles and an RBI in his three     Walter singled, added a bunt single,                                                                                                                 formed throughout the years to help          was perfect at the dish.
at bats and Nick Ciatti went 1-for-1,       scored and walked. Jake Lerie, who                                                                                                                   keep this league going. Our thoughts         St. Aloysius 15, St. Luke 8
scored once and walked twice.               singled, Dan Russo and Mike Birle                                                                                                                    and prayers are with his family.                The Als scored nine runs in the
Goldberg singled and stole a base.          each had an RBI. Matt Barmakian                                                                                                                      St. Patrick 11, St. Aloysius 6               fourth inning. Mike Schonberger (2
                                                                                               CONCENTRATING ON THE SIGNAL…Westfield White 10s pitcher Alex                                        Ed Villaverde (HR, 4 RBI), and Jay         HRs), Mike Cuccurullo (HR), Tony
Eric Hoff had a perfect bunt single         and Knapp each scored once and Brice               Pansini looks for the signal in Game 4 of the Basking Ridge Super Summer
and walked, while Smith walked              Dannivig singled. Ben Cappiello, who               Tournament against Readington on July 12. Westfield White won, 6-4.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Semple and Kevin Spellman, with              Blasi, George Balint and Joe Romash
                                            had three plate appearances, snagged                                                                                                                 three hits apiece, led the Pats. Al’s        each with triples led the Al’s. Luke
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Keith Karyczak, Nate Mangiris and            Fugett, Tim Deegan and Bob Barone
 Mtside Swimmers Top                        a line drive in right field and Chris
North Caldwell, 232-188
                                            O’Connor hit a wicked grounder to
                                            first.
                                                                                               Westfield Tennis Association                                                                      Mark Ragan had two RBI apiece.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 St. Joseph 8, St. Stephen 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              each homered for Luke. John Chupko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              also tripled.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tom Ulichny, who was perfect at            St. Matthew 10, St. Joseph 8
   The Mountainside Community
swim team rallied to topple North
Caldwell two days after suffering a
                                               Ciatti walked and scored on an
                                            error in the second inning and
                                            Cagnella scored on Roth’s single to
                                                                                               Open Singles Ladder Results:                                                                      the plate with two HRs and four RBI,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 led St. Joe’s come-from-behind win.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 See exclusive story.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              St. David 4, St. Luke 3
                                            right in the third to give Warren a 2-0                                                            offs to follow immediately thereafter.            Tony Perfilio, also perfect at the plate,       David’s Al Betau yielded eight hits
heartbreaking one-point loss against                                                              After 28 matches played, there were                                                            drove in the winning run. Sal Gano           and Luke’s Frank Chupko allowed
Maplewood at home.                          lead. Vall-Llobera changed the mo-                 several changes to the top five. Stan           Members need eight matches to
                                            mentum with his leadoff double to                                                                  qualify for the playoffs. The next                and Ben Lobrace were perfect at the          nine hits. Dave’s Art Hobble tripled
   Mountainside swept the 9-10 girls                                                           Klaus remained on top with wins                                                                   plate in a losing effort.                    and had two RBI. Luke’s Luke Fugett
25-meter backstroke – Sarah                 left. Three straight walks gave                    over Tom Bigosinski (10-3), Robert              reporting period ends on August 2.
                                            Westfield a run and a bases-loaded                                                                 Please report all matches and ques-               St. Jude 17, St. Anne 8                      and Marty Marks both homered.
Montagna (1), Nicole Biegel (2), Julia                                                         Errazo (6-4, 6-3) and Tom Bauer (7-                                                                 Dave Weischdale (HR, 4 RBI),               St. Anne 17, St. Jude 15
Colendenski (3) – and the 11-12 girls       situation then Barden slashed his two-             5, 6-2). Joe Buda remained at number            tions about the WTA to Richard Pardo
                                            run single to center. Walter tapped his                                                            at rspardo531@msn.com.                            along with Jason Fiore, John                    No stats turned in.
50-back – Emily McManus (1) Aileen                                                             two with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory over
Conroy (2). 13-14s Caitlin Conroy           bunt single to reload the bases then               Tuyen Diep. Chris Miller jumped to                1. Stan Klaus (9)* 30. Olga Yee (7)*
and Emily Bittner took 1-2 in back-         Lerie and Russo drew walks to give                 number three with a 10-5 decision                 2. Joe Buda (13)* 31. D Loffredo(4)
stroke.                                     Westfield a 5-2 lead.                              over Diep. Errazo moved to number                 3. Chris Miller (8)* 32. Bill Wilhelm(3)*
                                               “Jake has been our big hitter all                                                                 4. Rob Errazo(8)* 33. Andy Cohen(5)*
   The 9-10 girls swept the 25-breast-                                                         four with wins over Mike Gonella                  5. Federbusch(11)*34. Mike Muroff(2)
stroke Jessica Perrotta (1), Aidan          year. He got us going. The Warren kid              (10-4) and Diep (7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-2).              6. Tuyen Diep(24)* 35. Don Beal (2)
Donahue (2), Dierdre McLaughlin             was pitching an excellent game. A                  Andrew Federbusch, despite a 10-6                 7. Srav Emany(2)* 36. B Zweiback(4)
(3) and the 11-12 boys 50-breast-           couple of hits, a couple of walks and              loss to newcomer Sravan Emany, took               8. Rich Pardo(16)* 37. David Tibbals (2)
                                            a couple of bunts, we started forcing                                                                9. Tom Bauer (14)* 38. Mike Manders(1)
stroke – Aidan Donadio (1), Nick                                                               over the number five position with              10. Fran Adriaens(8)*39. Ben Chen (1)
Cahill (2), Jimmy O’Brien (3). Rachel       the other team to make plays,” Vall-               wins over Bauer (6-4, 2-6, 7-5) and             11. Tony Marotta(5)*40. Don Dohm (1)
Mattera and Amelia Markey took 1-2          Llobera said.                                      Diep (7-5, 6-2).                                12. Weldon Chin(8) 41. A Haddad(4)
in the girls 12U IM, while 11-12               Knapp led off the fifth with a walk                Joshua Suri remained the most ac-            13. Rich Stewart(1) 42. Hong Jiang (2)
                                            and Vall-Llobera followed with a                                                                   14. Bouchouev(10)* 43. Rt-Lafemina(3)
Morgan Bransky and Caitlyn Mailley                                                             tive member with another six matches            15. A Skalkin(11)      44. Mitch Mankin(1)
placed 1-2 in the 50-freestyle.             single. Delvecchio chopped an RBI                  to bring his season total to 30. The            16. Josh Suri (30)* 45. Steve Natko(1)
   The future of Mountainside swim-         single then Barden bashed his inside-              season ends on Labor Day with play-             17. T Bigosinski(7)* 46. Joe Donnolo
ming looks bright with Nate Roman’s         the-park three-run homer to right-                                                                 18. Steven Lee(3)* 47. Ethan Krell
                                            centerfield.                                                                                       19. Chris Bonn (5)* 48. Vin Camuto
surprise victory in the boys 8U 25-
breaststroke after only joining the            “We tried to do the small ball thing,             See photos of Sports:                         20. M Rappoport(3)* 49. Manny Erlich
                                                                                                                                               21. Chris Wendel(6)* 50. Zac Friss
team earlier in the day. Andrew Cahill      try to teach them how to move the                   on www.goleader.com                            22. Mike Gonella(6)* 51. Todd Krell
won the boys 8U 25-backstroke.              runners into scoring position,” coach                                                              23. David Ferio(7)* 52. Rich Boland
Mountainside won five of seven re-          Roth explained. “All in all, the boys                 St. Matthew/St. Joe Softball                 24. Daniel Ives(6)* 53. Ernest Jacob
                                                                                                  Westfield White/Warren 9s                    25. Nate Weiss(9)* 54. Peter Lyons
lays. The most exciting swim went to        played well. It’s always a pleasure to                                                             26. Chris Farella(4)* 55. Lane Maloney
Morgan Bransky, who made up a               come to Westfield.”                                    Westfield/Readington 12s                    27. Andy Ross(11)* 56. J Tannenbaum
half-lap gap to help the 8U coed                                                                   Investors Savings/Deegan                    28. E Bronander(4) 57. Doug Walters
                                            Warren All-Stars       011 000                2         Montrose/Martine Ave.                      29. Warren Friss(1) 58. Jackie Walters
freestyle team tie for first.               Westfield White        000 54x                9                                                               59. Pete Magierski
                                                                                                                                               ( ) cumulative matches played
                                                                                                                                               * match played in reporting period                GETTING SECOND…The Westfield Blue 8U Travel baseball team placed
                                                                                                                                                                                                 second in the District 12 Regional Tournament in Warren, with a 4-1 record in
                                                                                                                                                          PUBLIC NOTICE                          pool and playoff rounds to advance to the state tournament to be held in
                                                                                                                                                   SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD                         Keansburg on July 25. Pictured, left to right, are: kneeling, Charlie Riley, Michael
                                                                                                                                                     BOARD OF EDUCATION                          Catanzaro, Jeffrey Bennett, Jack DiFilippo, Sean Boley and Sean O’Brien;
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 Peterson, Tony Catanzaro, Vin DiFilippo and Dan Duffy.
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                                                                                                                                               August 13, 2009 at 10:30 a.m., sealed
                                                                                                                                               proposals will be received by the Scotch             WTA Open Doubles
                                                                                                                                               Plains-Fanwood Board of Education at
                                                                                                                                               the office of the Business Administrator at          Tennis Ladder Told                                          www.goleader.com
                                                                                                                                               Evergreen Ave. & Cedar Street, Scotch
                                                                                                                                               Plains, New Jersey 07076, for the follow-           The 2009 season ends on Labor                           PUBLIC NOTICE
                                                                                                                                               ing:                                              Day with playoffs to follow immedi-
                                                                                                                                                        WIDE AREA NETWORK                                                                        TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ately after. Members need six matches
                                                                                                                                                 Specifications and full information may         to qualify for the playoffs.                   NOTICE is hereby given that at a meet-
                                                                                                                                               be obtained upon request at the Business                                                       ing of the Township Council of the Town-
                                                                                                                                               Office of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board           1. Weldon Chin/Rich Pardo (8-4)            ship of Scotch Plains, held in the Council
                                                                                                                                               of Education, Evergreen Avenue & Cedar              2. Doug Loffredo/Pete Magierski(1-1)       Chambers in the Municipal Building of
                                                                                                                                               Street, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076             3. Mike Muroff/Manny Erlich (1-1)          said Township on Tuesday, July 21, 2009
                                                                                                                                               (908) 232-6161 x20.                                 4. Chris Wendel/Don Dohm (3-3)             there was introduced, read for the first
                                                                                                                                                 All individuals submitting proposals are          5. Tom Brennan/Rich Stewart (4-1)          time, and passed on such first reading, the
                                                                                                                                               required to comply with the requirements            6. Mike Gonnella/Bill Wilhelm (8-2)        following ordinance:
                                                                                                                                               of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C.            7. Joshua Suri/Ray Russo (1-6)
                                                                                                                                               17:27.                                              8. Steven Lee/Chris Farella (0-4)                AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING
                                                                                                                                                 BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDU-                     9. Erik Bronander/Dave Tibbals(1-1)              THE RETROFITTING OF EX-
                                                                                                                                               CATION OF THE SCOTCH PLAINS-                      10. John Mancini/Max Mancini (1-1)                 ISTING STORM DRAIN IN-
                                                                                                                                               FANWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT, UNION                    11. Peter Lyons/Yun Won Cho (0-4)                  LETS ON PRIVATE PROP-
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                                                                                             Union County Senior 50+
                                                                                            Softball League Standings:
                                                                                            50+ DIVISION A (As of July 19:)                   Pencinger (2 hits) and Neal Iaccarino
                                                                                        TEAM                           W                 L    (2-for-2) led Buffy’s. George Brokaw
                                                                                        Babooshka                      10                 2   held Babooshka to 10 hits. Babooska’s
                                                                                        Awnings Galore                 14                 3   Joe Massimino homered.
                                                                                        Buffy’s Tavern                 12                 3   JTD 11, Iceman’s 10
                                                                                        American Legion/LLG             8                 5      Mike DiRienzo (4 hits), and Steve
                                                                                        S.M.C.                          6                 9
                                                                                        D&K Associates                  2                13   Kraemer and Jonny Brown (3 hits each)
                                                                                                                                              led JTD.
                                                                                                   50+ DIVISION B:                            SMC 13, D&K Associates 10
                                                                                        TEAM                           W                 L
                                                                                        Molly Maguire’s                11                 4   Kilkenny 17, Associated Auto 0
                                                                                        JTD Construction                8                 6      Howie Busch pitched a one-hitter.
                                                                                        Contact Lens & Vision           6                 8   Gary Wiese, Ron Ivory and Johnny
                                                                                        Linda’s Driftwood Bar           6                 9   McLaughlin each had three hits.
                                                                                        Iceman’s Karaoke                3                11   Creative 11, The Office 6
                                                                                        Northwestern Mutual             1                15
                                                                                                                                                 Ken Dunbar (4 hits), and Dennis
                                                                                             SUPER SENIORS DIVISION:                          Kosowicz, Lou Koehler and Tex
                                                                                        TEAM                           W                 L    Charkowick (3 hits each) led the Office.                                                                                                                   Evan Falk for The Westfield Leader and The Times
IN FULL SWING…Counselor in Training, Brittny Gallagher, steps up to bat at              Kilkenny House                 16                 0                                                                            PRIVATE CHAT...Asm. Jon Bramnick talks with his golfing guest, State Senate
the First Annual Westfield Area Y’s Summer Camp Charity Softball event where            Creative Industries            11                 5   Frank Cavallaro (2 doubles, 2 RBI),                                      President Richard Codey, last Friday at a member guest event at Echo Lake
staff, campers and parents came together to raise money for the Strong Kids             TLC                            11                 6   Demo Cervelli (3 hits, RBI), Richie                                      Country Club in Westfield. Conversation allegedly involved proposed legislation
Campaign. Cheering Brittny on from, left to right, is Y Traveler’s Director,            LA Law                          6                11   Vitaliano (4 hits, 3 RBI) and Larry Berra                                to make it legal to move a golf ball if it has intention to land on or near a cart path.
Quinton Redding, CIT camper Christina Bruce, LIT counselor Ralph Pierre                 The Office                      6                11   (3 hits) led Creative.                                                   Also in the foursome were former Acting Governor Donald DiFrancesco and
Louis, CIT counselor Ryan Comer and Director of Youth Teens and Camp                    Associated Auto Parts           0                17   LA Law 5, TLC 4                                                          Assemblyman Vincent Polistina.
Services, Marty Collett.                                                                Kilkenny 16, Creative 9                               Molly Maguire’s 18, D&K 16
                                                WTA Masters Singles                        Ron Ivory and John McLaughlin (HR)                    Maguire’s Bill Hinkle went 5-for-5.
See it all on the web in color . . .            Tennis Ladder Told:
                                                                                        with four hits each and Tom O’Connor
                                                                                        (4 RBI) led Kilkenny. Creative’s Richie
                                                                                                                                              Neil Koch and Charlie Wischusen
                                                                                                                                              (double, triple) each had four hits, Glenn
               www.goleader.com                  At the end of the fifth reporting      Vitaliano tripled and had three RBI.                  Zuhl (HR, 4 RBI), and Dave Drechsel
                                                                                                                                              and Dick McKay each had three hits.
                                              period, Joe Donnolo is at the top with    TLC 14, Associated Auto 9
                                                                                           TLC had key hits from Wayne                        SMC 10, Contact Lens 3
  SPF Athletic Boosters                       a victory over Mike McGlynn and           Michael, Pete Osborn and Ray Meigs.                      Lensmen Jerry Archibald and Billy
                                              several players dropped due to inac-      Associated’s Robert Maley, Richie Krov                Early had multiple hits.
  Hold Golf Fundraiser                        tivity. Chris Wendel bested Don Dohm      and Pete Ierino had multi-hits and Paul               Babooshka 18, Linda’s 2
  SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch                  in a tiebreaker. Full match results are   Brody (3 RBI) tripled.                                   Tom Straniero, Ed Belford, Tony Wil-
Plains-Fanwood Music and Athletic             available at www.westfieldnj.com/         The Office 8, LA Law 4                                liams and Larry Esoldo all had three hits.
Boosters invite the community to              wta .                                        Officers Ken Dunbar and Brian                      American Legion 14, JTD 7
Shackamaxon Country Club, 1607                      1. Joe Donnolo (6) *                McDermott had three hits each. The                       Jonny Brown (HR) and Jeff Villani (3
Shackamaxon Drive, Scotch Plains,                   2. Chris Wendel (10) *              Office played errorless ball.                         hits) led JTD.
on Monday, August 31, for a full day                3. Janice Honymar (11)              Molly Maguire’s 9, Linda’s 5                          Buffy’s 21, Northwestern 6
                                                    4. Mike McGlynn (8) *                  Al Burton singled in the tying run and                Greg Hartnett (3-for-3, HR), George
of golf.                                            5. John Mancini (10)                                                                      Brokaw (3-for-3) and Bob D’Meo (2
  The $200 per golfer fee includes                  6. Don Dohm (2) *
                                                                                        Vic Trindade followed with a two-run
                                                    7. Peter Lee (7)                    single. Bill Hinkle went 3-for-3. Mollies             hits) led Buffy’s.
greens fees, lunch, a cart, use of club                                                                                                       Awnings 7, Iceman’s 0
                                                    8. Nancy Freundlich (2)             Vic Trindade, Al Burton and Glenn Zuhl
facilities and a full buffet dinner.                9. Jim Oslislo (injured)            each doubled and had two RBI. Linda’s                 SPECIAL NOTE: On July 15, the New
Golfers are eligible for multiple prizes                                                                                                                                                                               GOOD SEASON…Westfield Olympic U13 soccer team finished 6-3-1 to get
                                                   10. Willie Moyler (1)                Keith McDede tripled and had two RBI.                 Jersey Senior Softball Association held                                  fourth in its flight. The team led its flight with 30 goals. Pictured, left to right, are:
and raffles. The boosters invite non-         (*) match played in period                Contact Lens 25, Northwestern 22                      its 70’s State Tournament. The Union                                     front row, Austin hatch, Daniel Sanders, Rusty Cain, Brendan Currie, Dalton
golfers to join them for dinner only          (#) number of matches played                                                                    County entry, led by manager Gordy
                                                                                           Ed McColgan (3 hits), Tom                                                                                                   Herzog, Alex DiFabio and Peter Foltz; back row, Coach Bob Currie, Jake Katz,
for $50. Award-winning high school              The next reporting period ends on       Romanowicz (3-run triple), Pete Osborn                LeMatty, finished tied for fourth. Eighty                                Calvin Robertshaw, Andrew Jordan, Connor Brennan, Eric Weber, Sebastian
musicians         and        SPFHS’s          August 2. The winner should promptly      (4-for-4, triple), George Gonzales (HR                Four-year-old Joe Morano pitched all                                     Trott and Assistant Coach Tom Hatch. Not pictured: Patrick Harris, Jack
Moonglowers Jazz Ensemble will                report results to Peter Lee at            in seventh), Rich Polonitza (3 hits, triple)          three games.                                                             Venezia, Adam Rush and trainer Rob Napier.
entertain diners.                             peter.c.lee@pfizer.com for this next      and Dennis Baker (triple) led NWM.
  For reservations and information,           reporting period only. Reminder that      Kerry Gelb, Brian McDermott and Vic
contact Jamie Denman at (908) 472-            eight matches are needed to qualify       Dudash (4 hits each) and Ray Yarusi (3                                                                                                                                                                           BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
8308 or Kate Reilly at (908) 400-
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                                              for the post season after Labor Day
                                              and players need a match in each
                                                                                        HRs) led the Lensmen.
                                                                                        Buffy’s 16, Babooshka 6
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scotch Plains Lions Name
   – Obituaries –                                                                                                                                                                                            Officers For 2009-2010
   Eugene G. Walker, 75, Was Executive;                                                                                                                                                                  SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch                           meets on the second Thursday of
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Plains Lions Club recently installed                    each month at 7 p.m. at Jade Isle on
    Past President of Local Swim Club                                                                                                                                                                 its new officers for 2009-2010. They                    Terrill Road in Scotch Plains. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                      include Barbara Anilo, president; Ron                   club conducts various fund-raising
   Eugene G. Walker, 75, of Scotch           Surviving are his wife, Jeanette B.                                                                                                                      Kelly, first vice president; Paul                       endeavors, the proceeds of which
Plains died on Thursday, July 16, at       Walker; four children, Diana                                                                                                                               DuVoisin, second vice president;                        are distributed to local charities and
home.                                      Pasquarella, Eugene Walker, Jr.,                                                                                                                           Dominic Lagano, third vice president;                   community activities. The club’s
   Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he had         Michael Walker and Anne Johnson;                                                                                                                           Don Wussler, treasurer; Barney                          particular emphasis is on the many
lived there before moving to Scotch        his sister, Norlene Clarke, and seven                                                                                                                      Barnett, secretary, and Marshall Klein,                 area organizations that serve the
Plains 43 years ago.                       grandchildren.                                                                                                                                             Michael Solomon and George Church,                      blind and visually impaired.
   Mr. Walker was a graduate of Fenn         The funeral was held on Monday,                                                                                                                          executive committee members.                              For more information about the
College in Cleveland, where he re-         July 20, from the Memorial Funeral                                                                                                                            The Scotch Plains Lions Club is                      Scotch Plains Lions Club or to at-
ceived his Bachelor of Science de-         Home, 155 South Avenue in Fanwood.                                                                                                                         part of Lions International, which                      tend a meeting, call Barbara Anilo,
gree in Mechanical Engineering. He         A Funeral Mass followed at St.                                                                                                                             includes over 1.4 million members                       president, at (908) 322-4472. The
was the founder and president of Met-      Bartholomew the Apostle Church in          FLEET OF EAGLES…Troop 33 Eagle Scouts celebrate reaching the highest                                            in more than 43,000 Lions Clubs                         Scotch Plains Lions Club always
ropolitan Compactor Service Corpo-         Scotch Plains. Cremation was pri-          rank in Boy Scouting. Pictured, from left to right, are: front row, Michael                                     throughout the world. In New Jer-                       welcomes new members. For mem-
ration in Westfield for more than 25       vate.                                      Harrison, Chris Lestarchick, Jimmy Mei and Brian Northrup, and back row,
                                                                                      Thomas Loop, III, Eric Williams and Paul Spicer. At the June 14 Eagle Scout                                     sey, there are over 250 Lions Clubs,                    bership information, call Member-
years.                                       In lieu of flowers, donations may                                                                                                                        with 7,500 members.                                     ship Chairman Dominic Lagano at
   He was a member of St.                  be made to Center For Hope Hospice,        Court of Honor, they were congratulated by Congressman Leonard Lance,
                                                                                      Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, Scotch Plains Mayor Nancy Malool, Neil                                                 The Scotch Plains Lions Club                         (908) 322-6558.
Bartholomew the Apostle Roman              1900 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains,          Granowitz, representing Senator Robert Menendez, and Patriots’ Path Council
Catholic Church in Scotch Plains and       N.J. 07076; the American Cancer            Executive Dennis Kohl.
a member and past president of             Society, P.O. Box 815, Elizabeth, N.J.
Nomahegan Swim Club in Westfield.          07207 (cancer.org) or to the Ameri-
 Charles McCluski, 59
                                           can Heart Association, 1 Union Street,
                                           Suite 301, Robbinsville, N.J. 08691
                                                                                             Seven Troop 33 Members
  Charles McCluski, 59, of Westfield       (americanheart.org).
passed away on Tuesday, July 14.
  Born in Newark, Mr. McCluski
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was the son of the late Herman and         fanwoodmemorial.com.                         FANWOOD – In a landmark event                            Thomas Loop, III completed
Jadwiga McCluski. He was raised                           July 23, 2009
                                                                                      for Boy Scout Troop 33, chartered at                    Fanwood’s borough-wide tree survey
and lived in Westfield.                                                               the Fanwood Presbyterian Church,                        by covering the south side – a project
  He was the owner of Westfield             Raymond E. Young, 91                      seven scouts received their Eagle                       encompassing 195 service hours. A
Scientific Computing, a computer              Pianist and teacher, Raymond E.         Awards – the highest rank in Boy                        resident of Scotch Plains, he is the son
company.                                   Elwood Young, 91, died on Thurs-           Scouting – at a special Eagle Court of                  of Janice and Thomas Loop. He will
  Surviving are his brother, Mark          day, July 16, 2009.                        Honor on June 14.                                       attend Stevens Institute of Technol-
McCluski; his sister-in-law, Jennine;         Raymond was born February 8,              The Eagle Scout Leadership Ser-                       ogy in the fall.
his aunt, Jean Janulin, and his former     1918, to J. Oscar and Florence             vice Projects planned and carried out                      Jimmy Mei and his volunteers in-
wife, Pamela.                              (Weingaertner) Young in Newark,            by these young men, all students at                     stalled 441 state-mandated water-                       TOP LIONS…Scotch Plains Lions Club officers for 2009-2010 gear up for the
  A funeral service was held on Sat-       N.J. He also shared his family life        Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School,                      shed-awareness medallions on                            new club year. Pictured, from left to right, are: Don Wussler, treasurer; Barney
urday, July 18, at the Dooley Colo-        with an older brother, Robert. He          represent over 1,800 service hours to                   Fanwood’s south side storm drains.                      Barnett, secretary; Barbara Anilo, president; Marshall Klein and Michael
nial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue in         began his piano studies at the age of      the local communities. They include:                    The son of Jia Hui Pu and Peter                         Solomon, executive committee members; Ron Kelly, first vice president, and
Westfield. Interment took place at         seven and pursued more advanced              Michael Harrison, entering 12th                       Kozlowski of Fanwood, Jimmy heads                       George Church, executive committee member. Not pictured are Paul DuVoisin,
Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.            studies with Helen Kanouse, then at        grade, carried out a tree survey for the                to SUNY Binghamton in the fall.                         second vice president, and Dominic Lagano, third vice president.
  In lieu of flowers, donations may        the Juilliard School and finally with      Fanwood Shade Tree Commission                              Brian Northrup of Scotch Plains
                                                                                      on the borough’s north side – a valu-                   directed a full renovation of the first-
be made in his memory to the
Westfield PBA, in care of Westfield
Police Department, 425 East Broad
                                           Franklin Cannon.
                                              He was the Federation of Music
                                           Clubs winner for New Jersey and
                                                                                      able tool for planning and mainte-
                                                                                      nance. He is the son of Dawn and
                                                                                                                                              floor hallways at the School Annex
                                                                                                                                              for St. Mary’s Church in Plainfield –
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Camilla Quinn Is Honored
Street, Westfield, N.J. 07090.
              July 23, 2009
                                           made his debut at Town Hall in New
                                           York City. His performances in-
                                           cluded solo recitals, concert with
                                                                                      Peter Harrison of Scotch Plains.
                                                                                        Christopher Lestarchick of Scotch
                                                                                      Plains directed a renovation of his
                                                                                                                                              comprising 468 service hours. A past
                                                                                                                                              senior patrol leader of Troop 33, Brian
                                                                                                                                              is University of Michigan-bound next
                                                                                                                                                                                                            For 50 Years of Service
      Patricia Carlson                     orchestras and for 45 years, four          township’s Fireman Memorial site,                       year. He is the son of Carol and David                     MOUNTAINSIDE – Camilla Kuhn                          coordinator for its fashion advisory
   Patricia Carlson of Clark, formerly     hand concerts with his son, Dr. Stefan     including a new walkway and bench.                      Northrup.                                               Quinn of Mountainside was honored                       board. Presently she is associated with
of Westfield, died on Wednesday,           Young. He composed a number of             The son of Karyn Steele and the late                       Paul Spicer chose to give some-                      June 23 in Charlotte, N.C. at the Na-                   Kris Luka and Susan Daly of Westfield.
July 15. A memorial service was            piano works and during 11 summers          Walter Lestarchick, Chris will attend                   thing back by carrying out an exten-                    tional Sales Meeting of Doncaster, Inc.,                  Mrs. Quinn also was honored May
held Sunday, July 19 at Dooley Co-         was staff pianist for the Martha’s         the Pennsylvania College of Tech-                       sive landscaping project at the                         celebrating her 50 years of service.                    27 with a surprise luncheon at Echo
lonial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue,         Vineyard Camp Meeting Associa-             nology next year.                                       Fanwood Presbyterian Church. Paul,
Westfield. Burial was Tuesday, July        tion, only retiring five years ago.                                                                who will attend Lehigh University in
21 in Wareham, Mass.                          From 1948 on, Mr. Elwood taught           Local Temple to Hold                                  the fall, is the son of Mary and John
   Mrs. Carlson graduated from             in his private studio in Westfield                                                                 Spicer of Scotch Plains.
Wareham High School and                    and teaching became the center of            New Member Event                                         Eric Williams of Fanwood also
Bridgewater State College, both in         his career. He was particularly               WESTFIELD – Area residents are                       dedicated his efforts to Fanwood Pres-
Massachusetts.                             known for his kindness and patience        invited to see what Temple Emanu-El                     byterian, completing a major over-
   She was predeceased by her par-         in drawing out the best from his           of Westfield has to offer during the                    haul of the church’s Youth Lounge
ents, Harold Coyne and Eileen Palmer.      students. He was still teaching his        synagogue’s prospective member                          that clocked in at 509 service hours.
   She is survived by two daughters,       last student, Neldina Sandeep, this        event on Friday, July 31.                               The son of Christine and Shaun Wil-
Susan Browning and her husband             past spring.                                  At 7 p.m., attendees will have an                    liams, he will study at Rutgers Uni-
William; Beth Boucher and her hus-            The joys of his life included horse-    opportunity to meet Temple Emanu-                       versity next year.
band David; a son, William Carlson         back riding, model trains, Martha’s        El’s synagogue family, including
and his fiancée, Cynthia, and five         Vineyard, British comedies, fenc-          newer and longtime members, clergy
grandchildren.                             ing, sailing and his membership in         and senior staff. They also will be                        Mr. Miller to Present
   In lieu of flowers, memorial dona-      The Musician’s Club of New Jersey          able to learn about the temple’s reli-                      Dinosaur Program
tions may be made to Literacy Vol-         and Words and Music.                       gious school, youth group programs
unteers of Union County, 800 Park             Above all else was his love of his      and Early Childhood Education Cen-                         GARWOOD – John Miller of the
Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060.              family, his “honorary grandchil-           ter, plus its education initiatives, so-                Pearl Observatory in Gillette will host
              July 23, 2009                dren” Andrea and Steven Fang, his          cial action programs, worship oppor-                    a Dinosaur Show on Wednesday, July                      CROWNING MOMENT…Mountainside resident Camilla Kuhn Quinn is hon-
                                           friends (especially Ingrid and Peter       tunities and social happenings. Tours                   29, at 3 p.m. at the Garwood Public                     ored by Doncaster, Inc. at a 50-year service award ceremony. Pictured, from left
 4-H Seeks Leader For                      Quick) and his wonderful cats and          will be available of the temple’s sanc-                 Library, located at the corner of Third                 to right, are: Mrs. Quinn, Michael Tanner, past president; A. Pell Tanner, chief
  Youth Sewing Club                        dogs. He lost his loving wife of 69        tuary, classrooms, meeting rooms and                    Avenue and Walnut Street.                               executive officer, and James Tanner, chairman.
                                           years, Ruth, on June 5, 2009.              community room.                                            This show is open to all ages, but
   WESTFIELD – The 4-H program                Mr. Elwood is survived by his              At 7:45 p.m., all are welcome to                     because space is limited, registration                     Also attending were Kris Luka of                     Lake Country Club in Westfield, spon-
of Union County is looking for an          proud son, Stefan and loving nieces        worship with the congregation at an                     is required. Individuals may register                   Westfield, Ronnie Grandis of Warren                     sored by Mrs. Luka and Ronnie
adult volunteer to run its Fashion         and nephews. A gathering of family         Erev Shabbat service. Following ser-                    in person at the library or call (908)                  and Lucy Kuhn of New York City, Mrs.                    Grandis, district business leader.
Design/Sewing Club. The club               and friends will be held in the fall.      vices, participants are invited to share                789-1670.                                               Quinn’s daughter. Four hundred sales                    Present and former district consult-
leader helps children learn basic          Memorial donations may be made             in a special “Ice Cream Sundae” con-                       Through his traveling Earth and space                consultants, management and design                      ants from New Jersey attended, as did
sewing and fashion design tech-            to the Humane Society of the United        gregational Oneg Shabbat (Joy of                        science education company known as                      personnel were in attendance as well.                   Mrs. Quinn’s daughters, Mrs. Kuhn
niques.                                    States. Arrangements were by the           Shabbat).                                               the Pearl Observatory, Mr. Miller has                      Doncaster is the Direct Sales divi-                  and Emma Kuhn Halik of Ramsey,
   The club is limited to eight chil-      Gray Funeral Home of Westfield.               Temple Emanu-El is located at 756                    provided enrichment programs for thou-                  sion of the Tanner Companies of                         and her daughter-in-law, Jean Naples
dren, whose parents stay and assist                      July 23, 2009                East Broad Street. For more informa-                    sands of children and adults.                           Rutherfordton, N.C. A. Pell Tanner,                     Kuhn of Yardley, Pa. Irene Taylor of
with the club. The 4-H program                                                        tion, contact Carolyn Shane, execu-                        His program will feature dinosaur                    chief executive officer; James Tanner,                  Westfield, a business associate, and
provides sewing machines and sup-          Hiking Club Encourages                     tive director, at (908) 232-6770, ex-                   parts plus fun and interesting facts                    chairman, and Michael Tanner, former                    Joan Hazard Walsh of Watchung were
plies, as well as tips and training for                                               tension no. 114, or cshane@tewnj.org,                   about dinosaurs. Additionally, audi-                    president, feted Mrs. Quinn and rec-                    on hand as well.
the leader.                                  Public to Join Them                      or visit the temple’s website,                          ence members will have an opportu-                      ognized her long dedication to                             Mrs. Quinn and her husband, Wil-
   The club will meet once a month            COUNTY – The Union County Hik-          tewnj.org.                                              nity to help build a dinosaur replica.                  Doncaster. Besides having served as a                   liam, live in Mountainside, where she
during the school year, on a week-         ing Club offers a varied program of                                                                   The Garwood Public Library is                        sales consultant and district manager                   is a Eucharistic minister at the Our
day evening to be determined, from         outdoor activities, providing recreation                SHERIFF’S SALE                             open Monday through Thursday from                       for the State of New Jersey, Mrs. Quinn                 Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic
September to June. The club will           while contributing to physical fitness.          SHERIFF’S FILE NO.: CH-09003197                   9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 9                     initiated the “Ready to Wear” seasonal                  Church. She also is a pastoral volun-
meet at the 4-H offices at the Union          Hiking and biking activities are             SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY
                                                                                                                                              a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed on Sat-                  sales previews for the districts from                   teer at Overlook Hospital in Summit
                                                                                                    CHANCERY DIVISION
County Services Building, 300              scheduled throughout the week. Most                         UNION COUNTY                           urdays during the summer.                               Maine to Virginia, inclusive. Addi-                     and a member of the Overlook Aux-
North Avenue in Westfield.                 events take place in central and north-                 DOCKET NO. F-28990-08
                                                                                         Plaintiff: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS                                                                        tionally, she was the company field                     iliary, the Junior League of Eliza-
   For information about this and          ern New Jersey. Membership dues            TRUSTEE,          ON      BEHALF         OF     THE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              beth-Plainfield, the Associated Alum-
other volunteer opportunities, con-                                                   CERTIFICATEHLDRS, MASTR ASSET                                        SHERIFF’S SALE
                                           are $10 per year.                          BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2007-NCW                                                                                             SHERIFF’S SALE                             nae of the Sacred Heart, Echo Lake
tact 4-H Agent James Nichnadowicz             Prospective members are invited to      MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
                                                                                      CATES SERIES 2007-NCW
                                                                                                                                                    SHERIFF’S FILE NO.: CH-09003596
                                                                                                                                                   SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY                             SHERIFF’S FILE NO.: CH-09003564                   Country Club and the College
at (908) 654-9854 or e-mail him at         try out the club by participating in up       VS.                                                                 CHANCERY DIVISION                             SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Women’s Club of Westfield.
                                                                                         Defendant: DEBRA SMITH, MATTHEW                                       UNION COUNTY                                         CHANCERY DIVISION
nichnadowicz@njaes.rutgers.edu.            to three outings before joining. Call      DEPP, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-                                   DOCKET NO. F-16744-08                                      UNION COUNTY
The 4-H program is part of Rutgers                                                    TION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR NEW                      Plaintiff: COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.                           DOCKET NO. F-26662-08                                   SHERIFF’S SALE
                                           Union County Parks at (908) 527-           CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION ITS                           VS.                                                     Plaintiff: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
Cooperative Extension, supported           4900 to request a complimentary            SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS; STATE OF                           Defendant: EDWARD GARMAN; BETTY L.                   TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI                              SHERIFF’S FILE NO.: CH-09003239
                                                                                      NEW JERSEY                                              GARMAN; JAMES E. GARMAN                                 ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION                             SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY
in part by the Union County Board          schedule, which includes a new-mem-           Sale Date: 07/29/2009                                   Sale Date: 08/19/2009                                TRUST 2006-WMC1                                                       CHANCERY DIVISION
of Chosen Freeholders.                     ber application.                              Writ of Execution: 05/18/2009
                                                                                         By virtue of the above-stated writ of execution
                                                                                                                                                 Writ of Execution: 06/16/2009
                                                                                                                                                 By virtue of the above-stated writ of execution
                                                                                                                                                                                                         VS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Defendant: NAVJOT NARANG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               UNION COUNTY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DOCKET NO. F-18113-08
                                                                                      to me directed I shall expose for sale by public        to me directed I shall expose for sale by public           Sale Date: 08/19/2009                                   Plaintiff: AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE
                                                                                      vendue, at the UNION COUNTY ADMINISTRA-                 vendue, at the UNION COUNTY ADMINISTRA-                    Writ of Execution: 06/10/2009                        SERVICING, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORA-
                                                                                      TION BUILDING, 1ST FLOOR, 10 ELIZABETH-                 TION BUILDING, 1ST FLOOR, 10 ELIZABETH-                    By virtue of the above-stated writ of execution      TION F/K/A AH MORTGAGE ACQUISITION CO.,
                                                                                      TOWN PLAZA, Elizabeth, New Jersey on                    TOWN PLAZA, Elizabeth, New Jersey on                    to me directed I shall expose for sale by public        INC.




           Gray Funeral Homes
                                                                                      WEDNESDAY, at two o’clock in the afternoon of           WEDNESDAY, at two o’clock in the afternoon of           vendue, at the UNION COUNTY ADMINISTRA-                    VS.
                                                                                      said day. All successful bidders must have 20%          said day. All successful bidders must have 20%          TION BUILDING, 1ST FLOOR, 10 ELIZABETH-                    Defendant: JOCELYN PELINO AND RODEL
                                                                                      of their bid available in cash or certified check at    of their bid available in cash or certified check at    TOWN PLAZA, Elizabeth, New Jersey on                    PELINO, HER HUSBAND
                                                                                      the conclusion of the sales.                            the conclusion of the sales.                            WEDNESDAY, at two o’clock in the afternoon of              Sale Date: 07/29/2009
                                                                                         The judgment amount is: ***Five Hundred                 The judgment amount is: ***Three Hundred             said day. All successful bidders must have 20%             Writ of Execution: 05/06/2009
                                                                                      Sixty Three Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty Six            Forty Two Thousand One Hundred Ninety and               of their bid available in cash or certified check at       By virtue of the above-stated writ of execution
                                                                                      and 74/100*** $563,936.74.                              31/100*** $342,190.31.                                  the conclusion of the sales.                            to me directed I shall expose for sale by public
                                   Since 1897                                            Property to be sold is located in the Township
                                                                                      of Westfield, County of Union, State of New
                                                                                                                                                 Property to be sold is located in the Township[
                                                                                                                                              of Scotch Plains, County of Union, State of New
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The judgment amount is: ***Four Hundred
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sixty Four Thousand Five Hundred Fourteen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vendue, at the UNION COUNTY ADMINISTRA-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TION BUILDING, 1ST FLOOR, 10 ELIZABETH-
                                                                                      Jersey.                                                 Jersey.                                                 and 78/100*** $464,514.78.                              TOWN PLAZA, Elizabeth, New Jersey on
                                                                                         Premises commonly known as: 127 WASH-                   Premises commonly known as: 205                         Property to be sold is located in the Borough of     WEDNESDAY, at two o’clock in the afternoon of
                                                                                      INGTON STREET, WESTFIELD NEW JERSEY                     KATHERINE STREET, SCOTCH PLAINS, NEW                    Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey.          said day. All successful bidders must have 20%
                                                                                      07090-2517                                              JERSEY 07076-1411.                                         Premises commonly known as: 306 SPRUCE               of their bid available in cash or certified check at
                                                                                         BEING KNOWN as LOT 49, BLOCK 4103, on                   BEING KNOWN as LOT 1, BLOCK 3803, on                 AVENUE, GARWOOD, NEW JERSEY 07027.                      the conclusion of the sales.
                                                                                      the official Tax Map of the twp of Westfield            the official Tax Map of the Township of Scotch             BEING KNOWN as LOT 18, BLOCK 408, on                    The judgment amount is: ***Five Hundred
                                                                                         Dimentions: 175.00 feet x 50.00 feet x 175.oo        Plains.                                                 the official Tax Map of the Borough of Garwood.         Thirty One Thousand Four Hundred Fifty Six and
                                                                                      feet x 50.00 feet                                          Dimensions: 75.00 feet x 100.00 feet x 75.00            Dimensions: 100.00 feet x 40.00 feet x 100.00        12/100*** $331,456.12.
                                                                                         Nearest Cross Street: Central Avenue                 feet x 100.00 feet.                                     feet x 40.00 feet.                                         Property to be sold is located in the TOWN-
                                                                                         Subject to any unpaid taxes, municipal liens or         Nearest Cross Street: Mountain Avenue                   Nearest Cross Street: East Street                    SHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS, County of Union
                                                                                      other charges, and any such taxes, charges,                Subject to any unpaid taxes, municipal liens or         Subject to any unpaid taxes, municipal liens or      and State of New Jersey.
                                                                                      liens, insurance premiums or other advances             other charges, and any such taxes, charges,             other charges, and any such taxes, charges,                It is commonly known as: 514 CICILIA PLACE,
                                                                                      made by plaintiff prior to this sale. All interested    liens, insurance premiums or other advances             liens, insurance premiums or other advances             SCOTCH PLAINS, NEW JERSEY.
                                                                                      parties are to conduct and rely upon their own          made by plaintiff prior to this sale. All interested    made by plaintiff prior to this sale. All interested       It is known and designated as Block 301, Lot
                                                                                      independent investigation to ascertain whether          parties are to conduct and rely upon their own          parties are to conduct and rely upon their own          20.
                                                                                      or not any outstanding interest remain of record        independent investigation to ascertain whether          independent investigation to ascertain whether             The dimentions are approximately 50 feet wide
                                                                                      and/or have priority over the lien being fore-          or not any outstanding interest remain of record        or not any outstanding interest remain of record        by 125 feet long.
                                                                                      closed and, if so the current amount due thereon.       and/or have priority over the lien being fore-          and/or have priority over the lien being fore-             Nearest cross street: EAST SECOND STREET
                                                                                         If the sale is set aside for any reason, the         closed and, if so the current amount due thereon.       closed and, if so the current amount due thereon.          Prior lien(s): SUBJECT TO UNPAID TAXES
       Begun in 1876 by William Gray, in Cranford and later Incorporated in           Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only a             If the sale is set aside for any reason, the            If the sale is set aside for any reason, the         AND OTHER MUNICIPAL LIENS.
                                                                                      return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall         Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only a          Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only a             AS OF 11/5/2008 TAXES ARE PAID
                  1897 as the Gray Burial & Cremation Company.                        have no further recourse against the Mortgagor,         return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall         return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall         THROUGH 4th QUARTER 2008.
       Today, known by many simply as Gray’s. We continue to provide the              the Mortgagor’s attorney.                               have no further recourse against the Mortgagor,         have no further recourse against the Mortgagor,            Total Upset: ***Three Hundred Seventy Three
                                                                                         Total Upset: ***Six Hundred Twenty Three             the Mortgagor’s attorney.                               the Mortgagor’s attorney.                               Thousand Four Hundred Twenty Eight and 44/
       personal service that began with Mr. Gray, whether it be for burial or         Thousand Four Hundred Thirty Nine and 44/                  Total Upset: ***Three Hundred Ninety Six                Total Upset: ***Five Hundred Eleven Thou-            100*** $373,428.44 together with lawful interest
                                                                                      100*** $623,439.44 together with lawful interest        Thousand One Hundred Forty Four and 31/                 sand Eight Hundred Two and 98/100***                    and costs.
                                    cremation.                                        and costs.                                              100*** $396,144.31 together with lawful interest        $511,802.98 together with lawful interest and              Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfac-
                                                                                         Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfac-       and costs.                                              costs.                                                  tion of the mortgage debt, including costs and
                                                                                      tion of the mortgage debt, including costs and             Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfac-          Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfac-       expenses, there remains any surplus money, the
   Gray Funeral Home                             Gray Memorial Funeral Home           expenses, there remains any surplus money, the          tion of the mortgage debt, including costs and          tion of the mortgage debt, including costs and          money will be deposited into the Superior Court
                                                                                      money will be deposited into the Superior Court         expenses, there remains any surplus money, the          expenses, there remains any surplus money, the          Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus,
   318 East Broad St.                            12 Springfield Ave.                  Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus,         money will be deposited into the Superior Court         money will be deposited into the Superior Court         or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to
                                                                                      or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to      Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus,         Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus,         Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature
   Westfield, NJ 07090                           Cranford, NJ 07016                   Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature        or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to      or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to      and extent of that person’s claim and asking for
   William A. Doyle Mgr.                         Dale R. Schoustra Mgr.               and extent of that person’s claim and asking for        Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature        Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature        an order directing payment of the surplus money.
                                                                                      an order directing payment of the surplus money.        and extent of that person’s claim and asking for        and extent of that person’s claim and asking for        The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale
   NJ Lic. Number 2325                           NJ Lic. Number 3707                  The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale         an order directing payment of the surplus money.        an order directing payment of the surplus money.        will have information regarding the surplus, if
                                                                                      will have information regarding the surplus, if         The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale         The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale         any.
   (908)-233-0143                                (908)-276-0092                       any.                                                    will have information regarding the surplus, if         will have information regarding the surplus, if            There is a full legal description on file in the
                                                                                         There is a full legal description on file in the     any.                                                    any.                                                    Union County Sheriff’s Office.
                                                                                      Union County Sheriff’s Office.                             There is a full legal description on file in the        There is a full legal description on file in the        The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this
                                                                                         The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this       Union County Sheriff’s Office.                          Union County Sheriff’s Office.                          sale for any length of time without further adver-
                                                                                      sale for any length of time without further adver-         The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this          The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this       tisement.
                                 Charles J. Tombs                                     tisement.                                               sale for any length of time without further adver-      sale for any length of time without further adver-                                         Ralph Froehlich
                                                                                                                         Ralph Froehlich      tisement.                                               tisement.                                                                                             Sheriff
                                NJ Lic. Number 4006                                                                                 Sheriff                                      Ralph Froehlich                                         Ralph Froehlich      Attorney:
                                      Director                                        Attorney:                                                                                             Sheriff                                                 Sheriff   STERN, LAVINTHAL, FRANKENBERG &
                                                                                      PHELAN HALLINAN & SCHMIEG, PC                           Attorney:                                               Attorney:                                               NORGAARD, LLC
                                                                                      400 FELLOWSHIP ROAD                                     PHELAN HALLINAN & SCHMIEG, PC                           PHELAN HALLINAN & SCHMIEG, PC                           293 EISENHOWER PARKWAY
                                                                                      SUITE 100                                               400 FELLOWSHIP ROAD                                     400 FELLOWSHIP ROAD                                     SUITE 300 - PO BOX 1660
                              www.grayfuneralhomes.com                                MOUNT LAUREL, New Jersey 08054                          SUITE 100                                               SUITE 100                                               LIVINGSTON, New Jersey 07039-1660
                                                                                      (856) 813-5500                                          MOUNT LAUREL, NEW JERSEY 08054                          MOUNT LAUREL, NEW JERSEY 08054                          (973) 740-0700
                                                                                      4 T - 07/02, 07/09, 07/16                               4 T - 7/23, 7/30, 8/6                                   4 T - 7/23, 7/30, 8/6                                   4 T - 07/02, 07/09, 07/16
                                                                                      & 07/23/09                            Fee: $216.24      & 8/13/09                             Fee: $195.84      & 8/13/09                             Fee: $191.76      & 07/23/09                           Fee: $177.48
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          CAR FOR SALE                                    HELP WANTED                                                                                                                          $1200 / 2BR APT IN LINDEN                                 HOUSE SALE
Honda Civic Ex 1999 2 door,
sunroof, 52,000 miles, original
owner - well maintained. $4000.
                                              Real Estate: Thinking of making a
                                              change? Prudential NJ Properties
                                              is now interviewing for full time
                                                                                                    CLASSIFIEDS                                                                             2 BR, 1 Bath apt. located on
                                                                                                                                                                                            2nd floor of a two family house -
                                                                                                                                                                                            1 block from downtown and only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thomasville Dining Room Set,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7 Piece Bedroom Set, Sofas,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Collectibles, Household Goods,
Color-Black. Car is in Scotch Plains.         real estate agent positions,                                                                                                                  3 blocks from NYC train. Includes               Linens and Much Much More!
                                                                                                SPRING LAKE BEACH HOME                        OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 7/26 (1-4 )                 separate living room, eat-in                         Everything Must Go!
Call Mary Beth @ (973) 214-8052.              Westfield Office. Call Margie
                                                  (908) 232-5664, ext. 103.                   FSBO - Victorian style w/ wrap-                         Berkeley Heights                      kitchen, and screened in porch.                 Saturday, 7/25, 9:00AM-until???
       CHILDCARE NEEDED                                                                       around decks, front swing, 3-4 BR                      849 Mountain Ave.                      W/D included. Utilities are                              (201) 207-2143
   Nannies - Housekeepers                              MULTI-YARD SALE                        2.5 BA. Walk 4 blocks to Beach                    Special 10-day sales event                  separate. No pets. Leave msg @                     33 Walnut Ave, Millburn
     BabyNurses Needed                                   WESTFIELD                            from 418 Central. Reduced to                          7/17 thru 7/26 ONLY.                             (732) 713-7016
                                                                                                                                              Price reduced from $499,000                                                                              PUBLIC NOTICE
  Live-in / -out, Full/Part-time                      Saturday & Sunday                       $985,000. (732) 359-6302
                                                                                                                                              to $450,000. 3 BDR, 2 full BTH                           PUBLIC NOTICE
  Solid References Required.                           9:00AM - 3:00PM                                                                                                                                                                      NOTICE OF AWARD OF CONTRACT
     CALL (732) 972-4090                                 Greene Place                                 MULTI-FAMILY SALE                       Cape in impeccable condition.                  NOTICE OF AWARD OF CONTRACT                    FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BY
                                                                                                                                                                                             FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BY                     THE BOROUGH OF FANWOOD
 www.absolutebestcare.com                              (off Central Ave)                                WESTFIELD                             Written offers will be submitted to
                                                                                                                                                                                               THE BOROUGH OF FANWOOD                               RESOLUTION 09-07-112
                                                                                                 Fri 7/24, 8:00AM-3:00PM                      owners & must be accompanied
 HOUSE CLEANING AVAILABLE!                     NANNY WANTED - WESTFIELD                                                                       by mortgage pre-approval.                             RESOLUTION 09-07-105                      CONTRACTOR: Kupper LLC; 1200
                                                                                                      603 Clark Street                                                                                                                      Lenox Drive, Suite 101, Trenton, New
I am a skilled woman, trust wor-              Sweet, caring nanny needed for                  Baby Equipment, New Giftware,                           Carolann Clynes                         CONTRACTOR: Hehl & Hehl, P.C.;
                                                                                                                                                                                            370 Chestnut Street; Union, New Jer-            Jersey 08648
thy, honest, reliable house clean-            wonderful 6 year old boy. Position              Antiques, New Clothing, House-                           (908) 400-7000                                                                         NATURE OF SERVICE: Professional
                                                                                                                                                                                            sey 07083
ing, very hard working & detail               starts in September and hours                   hold Items, Holiday Items & More!                       Coldwell Banker                         NATURE OF SERVICE: Special Coun-              Engineering Services/Timber Retaining
oriented. Take pleasure in what i             are Mon-Fri 2:30pm to 7:30pm.                                                                            (908) 522-3003                       sel Services                                    Wall
like to do. 5 years exp,good prices.                                                                      HELP WANTED                               www.cbmoves.com                           DURATION: For a period ending no                DURATION: For a period ending no
                                              Must have own car & be able                                                                                                                   later than December 31, 2009                    later than June 30, 2010
(973) 583-8997 or (973) 878-2181              to prepare dinners, snacks and                  Westfield law firm specializing                                                                                                                 AMOUNT: Not to Exceed $15,800.00
                                                                                                                                                  APARTMENT FOR RENT                          FEE: $125.00/Hour, Not to exceed
                                              help with homework. Flexible                    in Matrimonial/Family Law is                                                                  $4,000.00                                         A copy of the Resolution and Contract
  FREELANCERS WANTED                          schedule and CPR training a plus.               seeking an experienced Legal                    1 BR apt., 1st FL, 2 family Victo-              A copy of this Resolution and Contract        relating to the services are on file and
                                                                                                                                              rian home, use of basement, 4                 relating to the services are on file and        available for public inspection in the office
                                                Contact Jerseysure@gmail                      Secretary/Paralegal with a                                                                                                                    of the Borough Clerk, 75 North Martine
 Strong, detail-oriented writers                      or (908) 654-7444                                                                       blks to train. Price $1,245 plus Util         available for public inspection in the office
 with professional demeanor                                                                   “strong” Family Law background                                                                of the Borough Clerk.                           Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey 07023.
                                                                                              for part time employment. Salary                & Heat. 1.5 months security. NO                                       Eleanor McGovern                                Eleanor McGovern
 needed to cover local                            TRANSFORM YOUR HOME                                                                         pets or smoking. Avail Sept 1st.                                           Borough Clerk                                   Borough Clerk
 government meetings. Must                                                                    commensurate with experience.                                                                                                                 1 T - 7/23/09, The Times       Fee: $19.38
                                              Give your home the designer look                 Please fax or email resume to:                       CALL (908) 232-4655                     1 T - 7/23/09, The Times       Fee: $19.38
 be able to meet deadlines,                                                                                                                                                                            PUBLIC NOTICE                                   PUBLIC NOTICE
 know how to write a lead, and                without spending a fortune. Cre-                        (908) 233-7250 or
                                              ative Home Enhancement’s Inte-                       Dulinskilaw@aol.com                                   PUBLIC NOTICE                           BOROUGH OF FANWOOD                              BOROUGH OF FANWOOD
 take an active interest in their
 beats in order to develop news               rior Redesign and Home Staging                                                                          TOWN OF WESTFIELD                        NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF                       NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF
                                              services will redesign your space                          PUBLIC NOTICE                                                                             ORDINANCE 09-13-R                               ORDINANCE 09-07-R
 stories.     Please      email                                                                                                                 Public Notice is hereby given that an             AND PUBLIC HEARING                              AND PUBLIC HEARING
 resume and clips to:                         using everything you already pos-                      TOWN OF WESTFIELD                        ordinance of which the following is a copy
                                              sess! Call or email for a FREE on-                    BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT                       was introduced, read and passed on first        An ordinance was introduced by the               An ordinance was introduced by the
  editor@goleader.com                         site consultation. (347) 306-9252                 Notice is hereby given that Westfield
                                                                                                                                              reading by the Council of the Town of         Mayor and Council of the Borough of
                                                                                                                                                                                            Fanwood on July 14, 2009. Copies of this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mayor and Council of the Borough of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fanwood on July 14, 2009. Copies of this
                                                                                                                                              Westfield at a meeting held July 7, 2009,
                                              or robert.chedesign@gmail.com                   Board of Adjustment adopted the follow-
                                                                                                                                              and that the said Council will further con-   ordinance can be obtained without cost in       ordinance can be obtained without cost in
                                                                                              ing resolutions at its July 13, 2009 meeting                                                  the Clerk’s Office, at the Fanwood Bor-         the Clerk’s Office, at the Fanwood Bor-
                                                                                                                                              sider the same for final passage on the 4th
                                                                                              for the following applications heard at its
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                                                                                              June 8, 2009 meeting and at a Special
                                                                                                                                              day of August, 2009 at 8:00 p.m., or as
                                                                                                                                              soon thereafter as said matter can be
                                                                                                                                                                                            ough Hall, 75 North Martine Avenue,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Fanwood, New Jersey between the hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ough Hall, 75 North Martine Avenue,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fanwood, New Jersey between the hours
     More on Page 17                          Event and family photographer to                Meeting held on June 23, 2009:
                                                                                                                                              reached, in the Council Chambers, Mu-         of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through            of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through
                                              keep your Soiree alive forever.                   Harvan Holding Co., 343 South Av-             nicipal Building, 425 East Broad Street,      Friday.                                         Friday.
                                                                                                                                                                                              This ordinance amends Chapter 250 of             This ordinance provides for identifica-
                                              Professional references. Call                   enue, East, Applicant sought preliminary        Westfield, New Jersey, at which time and
    BU Graduates                              Dave Samsky at (908) 693-0158                   and final major site plan approval with c
                                                                                              and d variance relief from Sections 11.27D,
                                                                                                                                              place any person who may be interested
                                                                                                                                              therein will be given an opportunity to be
                                                                                                                                                                                            the Borough Code relating to soil removal,
                                                                                                                                                                                            and renaming the Chapter “Land Distur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tion and treatment of abandoned buildings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and to rename Chapter 137 to “Unfit and
                                              Email: dsamsky@verizon.net                                                                                                                    bance”.                                         Abandoned Buildings”.
   Westfield Residents                                                                        18.04F3, 17.06, 17.07 and 17.08 of the
                                                                                              Land Use Ordinance to allow a truck rental
                                                                                                                                              heard concerning said ordinance.
                                                                                                                                                                           Claire J. Gray     This ordinance is scheduled for public           This ordinance is scheduled for public
   WESTFIELD – Boston Univer-                            PUBLIC NOTICE                        business, a non-conforming use, in the                                         Town Clerk     hearing and adoption on August 11, 2009,        hearing and adoption on August 11, 2009,
sity awarded academic degrees to                                                              GB-2 zone, to allow the truck rental busi-                                                    at 7:30 P.M., Fanwood Borough Hall, 75          at 7:30 P.M., Fanwood Borough Hall, 75
                                                 TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS                                                                      GENERAL ORDINANCE NO. 1939                  North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New              North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New
5,863 students in May 2009.                                                                   ness to occupy the same building with a
                                                                                                                                                  AN ORDINANCE AMENDING                     Jersey.                                         Jersey.
                                                NOTICE is hereby given that at a meet-        public garage, to allow the parking re-
   Receiving degrees were Westfield           ing of the Township Council of the Town-        quirement for both business to be the
                                                                                                                                                  ARTICLE 11.02 ZONING MAP                                         Eleanor McGovern                                Eleanor McGovern
residents Allison Turitz, Bachelor of                                                                                                             OF THE LAND USE ORDI-                                                Borough Clerk                                   Borough Clerk
                                              ship of Scotch Plains, held in the Council      existing 35 parking spaces and to waive
                                                                                                                                                  NANCE OF THE TOWN OF                      1 T - 7/23/09, The Times     Fee: $21.93        1 T - 07/23/09, The Times Fee: $21.93
Science degree in Business Adminis-           Chambers in the Municipal Building of           the requirements for paving, curbing, and
                                                                                                                                                  WESTFIELD
tration in Business Administration            said Township on Tuesday, July 21, 2009         striping of the parking spaces for the truck
and Management, Magna Cum
Laude; Emily Ortuso, Bachelor of
                                              there was introduced, read for the first
                                              time, and passed on such first reading, the
                                              following ordinance:
                                                                                              rental business. Application deemed
                                                                                              complete with condition.
                                                                                                                                                 WHEREAS, on March 17, 2009 the Plan-
                                                                                                                                              ning Board of the Town of Westfield
                                                                                                                                              adopted the Reexamination Report of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          We’ll Help Your Business
                                                                                                 Karen and Richard Furst, 777 Lenape
Arts degree in English, Magna Cum                  AN ORDINANCE TO ESTAB-                     Trail and 804 Prospect Street, Block
                                                                                                                                              Town of Westfield Master Plan; and
Laude, and a Bachelor of Arts degree                                                                                                             WHEREAS, recommendations were
                                                   LISH REQUIREMENTS FOR                      603, lots 8.01and 46 (combined proper-
                                                                                                                                              made in the Reexamination Report to
in English Education, Magna Cum                    THE PROPER HANDLING OF                     ties), Applicant sought “c” and “d” vari-
                                                                                                                                              amend the zone district boundary lines of
Laude; Jenna Noonan, Master of Sci-                DUMPSTERS AND OTHER                        ances relief to erect a storage shed and an
                                                                                                                                              various parcels of land within the Town,
                                                   REFUSE CONTAINERS IN                       air conditioned and heated pool house
ence degree in Occupational Therapy                THE TOWNSHP OF SCOTCH                      contrary to Sections 12.04F1, 12.04G,
                                                                                                                                              causing the Zoning Map of the Town of
(Two Year Program); Rebecca Korn,                                                                                                             Westfield to be adjusted to modify certain
                                                   PLAINS IN ACCORDANCE                       13.01D, 13.02I1 and 11.04B.6 of the Land
                                                                                                                                              zone designations shown thereon; and
Bachelor of Arts degree in History,                WITH REQUIREMENTS OF                       Use Ordinance. Application denied.
                                                                                                                                                 WHEREAS, The Land Use Ordinance
Magna Cum Laude; Katherine                         THE NEW JERSEY D.E.P.
                                                                                                 Virginia Johnson, 510 Cory Place,            of the Town of Westfield Article 11.02 A
Fahrenthold, Bachelor of Science                 Purpose: To require dumpsters and other      Applicant sought permission to enclose a        establishes the Zoning Map for the Town
degree in Communication, Magna                refuse containers that are outdoors or          portion of the existing front porch and         of Westfield; and
                                              exposed to stormwater to be covered at all      extend the porch landing 1 foot toward the         WHEREAS, The Town Council of the
Cum Laude.                                    times and prohibits the spilling, dumping       front to create an interior vestibule. Appli-   Town of Westfield is desirous of imple-
                                              leaking, or other discharge of liquids, semi-   cant seeks relief from Sections 12.04F1         menting the recommendations of the Plan-
          PUBLIC NOTICE                       liquids or solids from the containers to the    and 12.03D of the Land Use Ordinance.           ning Board by formally amending the zone
                                              municipal separate storm sewer system(s)        Application approved with conditions.           district boundary lines of the referenced
     BOROUGH OF FANWOOD
                                              operated by the Township of Scotch Plains                                                       parcels and amending the Zoning Map in
   NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF                                                                    Two River Community Bank (Town
                                              and/or the waters of the State so as to                                                         conformance with the Town’s Reexami-
       ORDINANCE 09-08-R                                                                      Bank), 168 Madison Avenue, Applicant
                                              protect public health, safety and welfare,                                                      nation Report;
      AND PUBLIC HEARING                                                                      sought variance relief from Sections
                                              and to prescribe penalties for the failure to                                                      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED
                                                                                              11.08E6 and 17.05A of the Land Use
  An ordinance was introduced by the          comply.                                                                                         by the Town Council of the Town of
                                                                                              Ordinance for a side yard setback of 9.66
Mayor and Council of the Borough of              A public hearing for same will be held on                                                    Westfield as follows:
                                                                                              feet where 10 feet is required and for a
Fanwood on July 14, 2009. Copies of this      Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. in                                                           1. The zone district boundary line
                                                                                              driveway width of 28 feet where 24 feet is
ordinance can be obtained without cost in     the Council Chambers of the Municipal                                                           changes for the parcels of land with street
                                                                                              required. Application for side yard set-
the Clerk’s Office, at the Fanwood Bor-       Building, or any time and place to which a                                                      addresses and Tax Map Block and Lot
                                                                                              back approved with conditions. Appli-
ough Hall, 75 North Martine Avenue,           meeting for the further consideration of                                                        references set forth on EXHIBIT A at-


                                                                                                                                                                                                              Get Back On Track
                                                                                              cation for driveway width denied.
Fanwood, New Jersey between the hours         such ordinance shall from time to time be                                                       tached hereto are hereby adopted; and
of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through          adjourned, and all persons interested will         St. Helen’s Church, 1600 Rahway                 2. Article 11.02 A of the Land Use
Friday.                                       be given an opportunity to be heard con-        Avenue, Applicant sought approval of an         Ordinance of the Town of Westfield and
  This ordinance creates the role of a        cerning such ordinance.                         amended site plan to decrease the size of       the Zoning Map for the Town referenced
Purchasing Agent for the Borough of              A copy of same may be obtained from          the proposed administration building that       therein is hereby amended in accordance
Fanwood.                                      the office of the Township Clerk, 430 Park      was previously proposed and approved            with EXHIBIT A.                                                         sales@goleader.com
  This ordinance is scheduled for public
hearing and adoption on August 11, 2009,
                                              Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, be-
                                              tween the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
                                                                                              by the Board of Adjustment. The property
                                                                                              is located in a RS-24 zone and is consid-
                                                                                                                                                 The specific parcels of land which zon-
                                                                                                                                              ing will be changed by the ordinance is on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (908) 232-4407
at 7:30 P.M., Fanwood Borough Hall, 75        Monday through Friday by any member of          ered a conditional use under the Westfield      file in the Town Clerk’s Office at 425 East
North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New            the general public who wants a copy of          Municipal Land Use Ordinance. Applica-          Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey. Cop-
Jersey.
                       Eleanor McGovern
                                              same without cost.
                                                                       BARBARA RIEPE
                                                                                              tion approved with conditions.
                                                                                                                      Kathleen Nemeth
                                                                                                                                              ies may be obtained free of charge up until
                                                                                                                                              the hearing date during normal business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Westfield Leader
1 T - 7/23/09, The Times
                           Borough Clerk
                             Fee: $21.42      1 T - 7/23/09, The Times
                                                                          Township Clerk
                                                                              Fee: $41.82
                                                                                                        Secretary, Board of Adjustment
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                                                                                                                                              hours.
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                                 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2

                                                                                                  Offers Babysitter’s Training                                                                       In Past Year ‘Important Cultural
                                                                                                  PLAINFIELD – The Tri-County                     hazards, prevent injuries, care for
                                                                                                Red Cross has improved its                        common injuries and emergencies                 Figures Have Passed From Our Midst’
                                                                                                Babysitter’s Training course with                 such as choking, burns, cuts and bee
                                                                                                input from youth in the commu-                    stings.                                                By REVEREND ANDREW                        Patricia, has written a poignant memoir
                                                                                                nity.                                                They will learn to communicate                           HAMERSLEY                            about losing both his mom and dad, “Los-
                                                                                                  Youth ages 11 to 15 will learn to be            effectively with parents and find                  Maybe it is a reflection of my age (55);      ing Mum and Pup”. I read it last week. I
                                                                                                the best babysitter on the block plus             and interview for babysitting jobs.             maybe these kinds of shifts come to all          could relate.
                                                                                                gain the confidence to make smart                    “This is a very popular course for           generations.                                        What has me concerned is the thought
                                                                                                decisions and stay safe in any                    middle and high school students,”                  But it has seemed in the last year or so      that not only have we lost iconic figures
                                                                                                babysitting situation.                            said Maria Salamanca, Tri-County                that important cultural figures have passed      as one generation gives way to another,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  from our midst – people whose loss will          but also that the quality of the nation’s
                                                                                                  Participants learn to supervise chil-           Red Cross director of health and                change and diminish our nation. I am             icons may never be the same. Commenta-
                                                                                                dren and infants, perform basic child-            safety. “Our course offers the neces-           thinking at the moment of Walter Cronkite.       tors on Walter Cronkite’s death say not
                                                                                                care skills such as diapering and                 sary preparation for this important                My computer asked, in one of those            just that he was exemplary but also that he
                                                                                                feeding, choose safe, age-appropri-               job so parents feel confident leaving           instant polls, which of Cronkite’s               was unique and that the medium has
                                                                                                ate games and toys, handle bedtime                their children with a Red Cross-                newsbreaks was most monumental: JFK’s            changed to such a degree that his kind will
                                                                                                and discipline issues, identify safety            trained Babysitter.”                            assassination, the newsman’s verdict on          never be seen again. I wonder: is our
                                                                                                                                                     Courses cost $50 and will be of-             the Vietnam War, or the landing on the           culture now incapable of producing leg-
                                                                                                    Freeholders to Meet                           fered on Thursday, July 23 from 9:30            moon. I voted for the JFK announcement           ends that contribute not just to our addic-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tion to celebrity but also positively to our
                                                                                                                                                  a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Red Cross              for two reasons. First, because that mur-
                                                                                                    At UC Arts Center                             Elizabeth office, located at 16                 der was the worst trauma our country and         national identity, or our subset within the
                                                                                                   RAHWAY – The third Union                                                                       our culture had ever had in the modern era       culture, in some meaningful way?
                                                                                                                                                  Jefferson Avenue, and on Wednes-                up to that moment. (It is on the scale of           The Book of Ecclesiasticus (a.k.a.
                                                                                                County Freeholders Board mobile                   day, August 19 and Thursday, No-                Pearl Harbor and 9/11.) Second, Cronkite,        Sirach) is read on All Saints Day in the
LEAD AMERICA...Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th, Union) on July 15 met with                            meeting scheduled for 2009 will be
Scotch Plains students Christopher Smith, 17, and Christina Lewis, 15, in his                                                                     vember 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.            a man we all knew for his steadiness and         fall. It begins on that day:
Capitol Hill office. Christopher and Christina were in town to participate in the               held at the Union County Performing               at the Red Cross Plainfield office,             maturity, lost it when he broke the news.           “Let us now praise famous men, our
Lead America program, which teaches young people about how government                           Arts Center in Rahway on Thursday,                located at 332 West Front Street. To            Watching him lose his composure on TV            ancestors in their generations. The Lord
works. Both students attend Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.                                  July 30. The day, which is capped by              register, see tricountyredcross.org.            was akin to seeing one’s usually steady          apportioned to them great glory… Some
                                                                                                a 7 p.m. Freeholder meeting in the                                                                dad cry for the first time.                      have left behind a name, so others declare
                                                                                                Arts Center, includes a number of                      Professor to Speak                            It is difficult to explain, yet, there are    their praise. But of others there is no
 GOP Chair Comments                             Local Temple to Hold                            county-sponsored events and services                                                              some figures in the national conscious-          memory; they have perished as though
  On President’s Visit                          New Member Event                                in Rahway, open to all Union County                    At DBSA Meeting                            ness who help to define it. These are
                                                                                                                                                                                                  people who we may like or dislike, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   they had never existed; they have become
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   as though they have never been born…
                                                 WESTFIELD – Area residents are                 residents.                                           AREA – On Wednesday, July 29,                whom we may agree or disagree. How-              But these also were godly men, whose
  TRENTON – New Jersey Republi-               invited to see what Temple Emanu-El                  The Arts Center is located at 1601             the Depression and Bipolar Support              ever, these are those people whose pres-         righteous deeds have not been forgotten.”
can Party Chairman Jay Webber re-             of Westfield has to offer during the              Irving Street. The day’s events will              Alliance (DBSA) will feature at its             ence helps to contribute to our sense of            And I suppose this is a useful correc-
leased the following statement re-            synagogue’s prospective member                    also include: noon – to 4 p.m., child             monthly educational meeting David               who we are. Often, like Cronkite, they are       tive because just as surely as we have
garding President Barack Obama’s              event on Friday, July 31.                         safety seat inspections at the Rahway             Chowes, professor of psychology for             so constant and reliable, that they become       been defined by such luminaries, so have
visit to New Jersey to campaign with             At 7 p.m., attendees will have an              Library parking lot, 2 City Hall Plaza;           more than 25 years at Baruch College            part of the fabric of our lives without us       we been formed by the anonymous many
Governor Jon Corzine:                         opportunity to meet Temple Emanu-                 noon to 1 p.m., senior program at the             of the City University of New York.             paying much attention. As a New Yorker,          who have done unspectacular things ev-
  “The people of New Jersey don’t                                                               Rahway Senior Center, 1306                           He will speak on “Alternative                I grew up with three or four channels of         ery day that have contributed to what is
                                              El’s synagogue family, including                                                                                                                    TV – the networks and maybe WPIX –               good about our lives. The fact undoubt-
have to look any further than today’s         newer and longtime members, clergy                Esterbrook Avenue, featuring Karen                Therapies: what are they and do they
unemployment numbers – now at 9.2                                                                                                                                                                 and, as a child, I always assumed that the       edly is that we need both icons and every-
                                              and senior staff. They also will be able          Ensle of Rutgers Cooperative Exten-               work?” His talk will address such               CBS evening news was a local broadcast.          day saints. I only hope that our world is
percent – to know Governor Corzine’s          to learn about the temple’s religious             sion, at the Rahway Senior’s Healthy              examples as herbal therapies, St.               Walter Cronkite, at its helm, was a father       capable and worthy of producing a new
record of failure has led to 17 con-          school, youth group programs and                  Lunch, who will lead a discussion                 John’s Wort, homeopathy, Omega-3,               or grandfather figure. Comfortable in            generation of both.
secutive months of job losses and the         Early Childhood Education Center, its             entitled, “Exercise and Physical Ac-              acupuncture, biofeedback, vitamins,             appearance, assuring in his tone, when he
highest unemployment in the state in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fr. Andrew Hamersley
                                              education initiatives, social action pro-         tivity.”                                          nutrition, GNC stores, chiropractic             said, “And that’s the way it was…” you                          Rector, St. Paul’s Church
32 years.                                     grams, worship opportunities and so-                 From noon to 4 p.m. staff from the Union       and other options.                              trusted that that was, in fact, the way it had                                    Westfield
  “No amount of campaigning by the            cial happenings. Tours of the sanctu-             County Clerk’s office will provide Pass-             The meeting will take place at 7:45          been. He seemed like the epitome of
President or any of Governor                  ary, classrooms, meeting rooms and                port services at the Arts Center.                 p.m. at the facilities of the Morristown        common sense and decency; he inhabited
                                                                                                                                                                                                  authority.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Family Mass to Focus
Corzine’s Washington friends can              community room will be available.                    In addition the freeholders will have          Unitarian Fellowship, located at 21
change this fact. New Jerseyans are              At 7:45 p.m., all are welcome to               a both at the center from 6 to 9 p.m.             Normandy Heights Road (about one
                                                                                                                                                                                                     For me, there have been a couple of            On Including Disabled
hungry for a candidate that repre-                                                                                                                                                                other losses along the same lines but not
                                              worship with the congregation at an               The booth will be set up outside the              block east of the Morris Museum) in             as recent. One was George Plimpton, the             SCOTCH PLAINS – St.
sents positive change in Trenton and          Erev Shabbat service. Afterward, par-             meeting room for residents to pick up             Morristown. The public is invited; a            author, editor, actor and firework enthu-        Bartholomew the Apostle Roman
throughout our state – it’s clear they        ticipants are invited to share in a spe-          information on various county ser-                nominal donation is requested from              siast. Plimpton’s books were on my               Catholic Church will offer an inclusive
have found that in Chris Christie.”           cial “Ice Cream Sundae” congrega-                 vices and programs.                               non-members.                                    parent’s bedside tables. His exploits            family Mass celebrating St. Christina
           PUBLIC NOTICE                      tional Oneg Shabbat (Joy of Shabbat).                During freeholders meeting a reso-                Free literature is available to all          seemed to be omnipresent. My mom                 the Astonishing tomorrow, Friday, July
                                                 Temple Emanu-El is located at 756              lution presentation to the Rahway                 attendees and there is an extensive             would have called him a character (and           24, at 7 p.m. Individuals with disabili-
SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY                                                                                                                                                                      she ought to have known!) Plimpton’s
      CHANCERY DIVISION                       East Broad Street. For more informa-              Mayor James Kennedy and the City                  lending library of free educational                                                              ties and their families are especially
                                                                                                Council ceremoniously declaring the                                                               accent was as familiar to me growing up          invited. Light refreshments will be avail-
        UNION COUNTY                          tion, contact Carolyn Shane, execu-                                                                 materials.                                      as was the blazer and grey flannels of the
    DOCKET NO. F-10394-09                     tive director, at (908) 232-6770, ex-             City of Rahway as the County Seat                    Additionally, peer group support                                                              able after Mass.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  uniform from which such tones were ut-
       FILE NO. 10758-09
                                              tension no. 114, or cshane@tewnj.org,             for July 30 will be made. A second                sessions are available for people with          tered. Plimpton seemed like family – the            There also will be an opportunity to
  NOTICE TO ABSENT DEFENDANT                  or visit the temple’s website, tewnj.org.         presentation to the Rahway High                   mood disorders, young adults and                kind who make you slightly nervous when          speak about inclusion of people with
 (L.S.) STATE OF NEW JERSEY TO:                                                                 School Performing Arts program will               for family members and friends. For             you see them arrive at the party!                disabilities in the Sacramental life of
    JOHN DOE HUSBAND OF                                   PUBLIC NOTICE                         be made.                                          information about support group                    This was true as well of William F.           the church with Anne Masters, director
    SAUNDRA SAMUELS, SAID
                                                   BOROUGH OF FANWOOD                                                                             meetings and to view links to other             Buckley, Jr. Similar accent, similar status      of Pastoral Ministry with Persons with
    NAME JOHN DOE BEING FIC-                                                                                PUBLIC NOTICE                                                                         in the New York society, Buckley, like
    TITIOUS;    MICHAEL   C.
                                                 NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF                                                                        sources of information, visit                                                                    Developmental Disabilities for the
    BATTS; MRS. MICHAEL C.
                                                  BOND ORDINANCE 09-11-S                             BOROUGH OF FANWOOD
                                                                                                                                                  dbsanewjersey.org/morristownarea.               Plimpton, came to represent, not totally         Archdiocese of Newark. For more in-
                                                    AND PUBLIC HEARING                             NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF                                                                      admirable, but characteristic attributes of      formation, contact Ms. Masters at (973)
    BATTS, WIFE OF MICHAEL
                                                                                                    BOND ORDINANCE 09-09-S                        Further local information is avail-             my parent’s and my world. Although
    C.     BATTS;   CLARICE                      The Bond Ordinance published here-
                                                                                                      AND PUBLIC HEARING                          able by calling (973) 994-1143 or                                                                497-4309 or masteran@rcan.org, or
    RIDEOUT; JOHN DOE HUS-                    with was introduced and passed upon first                                                                                                           separated by a generation, he and I attend
    BAND      OF    CLARICE                   reading at a meeting of the Borough Coun-            The Bond Ordinance published here-             the New Jersey Self-Help Group                  the same boarding school in New York. (I         Adrienne Robertiello at (908) 581-0032
    RIDEOUT, SAID NAME JOHN                   cil of the Borough of Fanwood, New Jer-           with was introduced and passed upon first         Clearinghouse at (800) 367-6274.                was delighted to hear the crusty biology         or Robertiello@yahoo.com.
    DOE BEING FICTITIOUS;                     sey, held on July 14, 2009. It will be further    reading at a meeting of the Borough Coun-                                                         teacher tell us that he was physically              St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church
    THEOLA BARNETT; JOHN                      considered for final passage after public         cil of the Borough of Fanwood, New Jer-                      PUBLIC NOTICE                        removed from a faculty meeting he tried          is located at 2032 Westfield Avenue in
    DOE HUSBAND OF THEOLA                     hearing thereon at a meeting of said Bor-         sey, held on July 14, 2009. It will be further
    BARNETT, SAID NAME JOHN                   ough Council to be held at the Municipal          considered for final passage after public
                                                                                                                                                          TOWN OF WESTFIELD                       to crash one evening!) Christopher               Scotch Plains. The church is handicap
    DOE BEING FICTITIOUS;                     Building, 75 North Martine Avenue, in said        hearing thereon at a meeting of said Bor-
                                                                                                                                                           BOARD OF HEALTH                        Buckley, the only child of William and           accessible.
                                              Borough on August 11, 2009 at 7:30 o’clock        ough Council to be held at the Municipal            Public notice is hereby given that Board
       YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED
                                              p.m. and during the week prior to and up to       Building, 75 North Martine Avenue, in said        of Health Ordinance #98-2009, entitled
AND REQUIRED to serve upon
                                              and including the date of such meeting,           Borough on August 11, 2009 at 7:30 o’clock        “An Ordinance relating to Salaries of Offic-
PELLEGRINO & FELDSTEIN, LLC,
                                              copies of said Bond Ordinance will be             p.m. and during the week prior to and up to       ers and employees of the Board of Health
plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is 290
                                              made available at the Clerk’s Office to the       and including the date of such meeting,           of the Town of Westfield, County of Union
ROUTE 46 WEST, DENVILLE NEW JER-
                                              members of the general public who shall           copies of said Bond Ordinance will be             and State of New Jersey”, was adopted at
SEY 07054, an Answer to the Complaint
                                              request the same.                                 made available at the Clerk’s Office to the       a meeting held on July 8, 2009.
filed in a Civil Action, in which PARK
                                                                     Eleanor McGovern           members of the general public who shall             This Ordinance shall take effect imme-
FINANCE LLC is the plaintiff and
                                                                          Borough Clerk         request the same.                                 diately after publication as required by
SAUNDRA SAMUELS, INDIVIDUALLY,
                                                                                                                       Eleanor McGovern           law.
ET ALS; are defendants, pending in the               BOROUGH OF FANWOOD
                                                                                                                            Borough Clerk           Dated: July 8, 2009
Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery                 ORDINANCE 09-11-S
                                                                                                                                                            Attest: Marylou Fashano-Soltis
Division, UNION County and bearing                                                                     BOROUGH OF FANWOOD
                                                   BOND ORDINANCE AMEND-                                                                                                    Board Secretary
Docket No. F-10394-09 within thirty-five                                                                 ORDINANCE 09-09-S
                                                   ING BOND ORDINANCE NUM-                                                                        1 T - 7/23/09, The Leader     Fee: $14.79
(35) days after July 23, 2009 exclusive of
                                                   BER   07-21-S  FINALLY                            BOND ORDINANCE AMEND-
such date. If you fail to answer or appear
in accordance with Rule 4:4-6, Judgment
                                                   ADOPTED BY THE BOR-                               ING BOND ORDINANCE NUM-                                 PUBLIC NOTICE
                                                   OUGH COUNCIL OF THE                               BER   07-11-S  FINALLY
by Default may be rendered against you                                                                                                                 BOROUGH OF FANWOOD
                                                   BOROUGH OF FANWOOD,                               ADOPTED BY THE BOR-
for relief demanded in the Complaint. You                                                                                                            NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF
                                                   NEW JERSEY ON NOVEM-                              OUGH COUNCIL OF THE
shall file your Answer and Proof of Service                                                                                                              ORDINANCE 09-12-R
                                                   BER 20, 2007                                      BOROUGH OF FANWOOD,
in duplicate with the Clerk of the Superior                                                                                                             AND PUBLIC HEARING
                                                                                                     NEW JERSEY ON JULY 3,
Court of New Jersey, Hughes Justice Com-         BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOROUGH
                                                                                                     2007                                           An ordinance was introduced by the
plex - CN 971, Trenton, New Jersey 08625,     COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF
in accordance with the Rules of Civil Prac-   FANWOOD, IN THE COUNTY OF UNION,                     BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOROUGH                  Mayor and Council of the Borough of
tice and Procedure.                           NEW JERSEY (not less than two-thirds of           COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF                         Fanwood on July 14, 2009. Copies of this
   You are further advised that if you are    all the members thereof affirmatively con-        FANWOOD, IN THE COUNTY OF UNION,                  ordinance can be obtained without cost in       YOUNG LEADERS…Congregation Beth Israel (CBI) of Scotch Plains has an-
unable to obtain an attorney you may          curring), AS FOLLOWS:                             NEW JERSEY (not less than two-thirds of           the Clerk’s Office, at the Fanwood Bor-         nounced its United Synagogue Youth (USY) Group officers for the upcoming 2009-
                                                                                                                                                  ough Hall, 75 North Martine Avenue,
communicate with the Lawyer Referral             Section 1. The Bond Ordinance of the           all the members thereof affirmatively con-
                                                                                                                                                  Fanwood, New Jersey between the hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2010 year. Pictured, from left to right, are: Hannah Margolin of Westfield, Religious
Service of the County of Venue and that if    Borough Council of the Borough of                 curring), AS FOLLOWS:                                                                             Education vice president; Bari Grossman of Mountainside, Membership Program-
you cannot afford an attorney, you may        Fanwood, in the County of Union, New                 Section 1. The Bond Ordinance of the           of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through
                                                                                                                                                  Friday.                                         ming vice president; Jordan Siegel of Westfield, president; Jamie Bornstein of Scotch
communicate with the Legal Services Of-       Jersey (the “Borough”) entitled “Bond Or-         Borough Council of the Borough of
fice of the County of Venue. The tele-        dinance Providing an Appropriation of             Fanwood, in the County of Union, New                This ordinance creates Chapter 258 of         Plains, Israel Awareness vice president; Jackie Grossman of Mountainside, Commu-
phone number of such agencies are as          $2,000,000 for the Acquisition of Property        Jersey (the “Borough”) entitled “Bond Or-         the Borough Code to require retrofitting of     nications vice president, and Alison Koransky of Scotch Plains, Social Actions/Tikun
follows: Lawyer Referral Service 908-353-     in Borough of Fanwood in the County of            dinance Providing an Appropriation of             the existing storm drain inlets in the Bor-     Olam vice president. Elections were held at the year-end barbecue at the home of Ruth
4715 - Legal Services Office 908-354-         Union, New Jersey and Authorizing the             $1,513,000 for Various Capital Improve-           ough of Fanwood.                                and Michael Margolin. CBI USY is open to all Jewish teenagers in grades 9 to 12. For
4340.                                         Issuance of $2,000,000 Bond or Notes of           ments for and by the Borough of Fanwood             This ordinance is scheduled for public        more information, call (908) 889-1830 or e-mail SPUSY18@gmail.com.
   THE ACTION has been instituted for the     the Borough for Financing Part of the             in the County of Union, New Jersey and            hearing and adoption on August 11, 2009,
purpose of foreclosing the following tax      Appropriation” finally adopted on Novem-          Authorizing the Issuance of $1,258,750            at 7:30 P.M., Fanwood Borough Hall, 75                     PUBLIC NOTICE                                  PUBLIC NOTICE
sale certificate:                             ber 20, 2007 (the “Ordinance”) is hereby          Bond or Notes of the Borough for Financ-          North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New
                                                                                                                                                  Jersey.                                                      SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION
   1. A certain tax certificate 0603, re-     incorporated by reference in its entirety.        ing Part of the Appropriation” finally adopted
                                                                                                                                                                         Eleanor McGovern                                     NOTICE OF MEETINGS
corded on 12/06/2006, made by LORI               Section 2. Section 3(a) of the Ordinance       on July 3, 2007 (the “Ordinance”) is hereby
                                                                                                                                                                              Borough Clerk              (In Compliance with OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT - Chapter 231)
MAJESKI, Collector of Taxes of SCOTCH         is hereby amended in its entirety as fol-         incorporated by reference in its entirety.
                                                                                                                                                  1 T - 7/23/09, The Times      Fee: $21.93                   *ADDENDUM TO REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS*
PLAINS, and State of New Jersey to PARK       lows:                                                Section 2. Section 3(a)(2) and 3 (a)(5) of
FINANCE LLC and subsequently assigned              “(a) The Improvements hereby autho-          the Ordinance is hereby amended by in-                                                             TYPE OF MEETING:                            Special Meeting
to plaintiff, PARK FINANCE LLC. This               rized and the purpose for the financing      serting at end of each clause the following:
                                                                                                                                                             PUBLIC NOTICE
                                                                                                                                                                                                   DATE OF MEETING:                            Wednesday, July 29, 2009
covers real estate located in SCOTCH               of which said obligations are to be                  “and the reconstruction of Russell        NOTICE OF AWARD OF CONTRACT
PLAINS, County of UNION, and State of              issued is for the acquisition of property         Road, Fire Department retaining              FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BY                     LOCATION:                                   Administration Building
New Jersey, known as LOT 27 BLOCK                  located at 238 South Avenue and 41                wall improvements, improvements                THE BOROUGH OF FANWOOD                                                                     Evergreen Avenue & Cedar Street
01103 as shown on the Tax Assessment               Second Street (Block 64, Lots 4 and               to Belvidere Road, sidewalk replace-                                                                                                      Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076
Map and Tax Map duplicate of SCOTCH                21), including the demolition of the              ment, road resurfacing and renova-                   RESOLUTION 09-07-115
                                                                                                                                                                                                   TIME:                                       7:30 p.m.
PLAINS. and concerns premises com-                 building thereon and environmental                tions, curb replacement and rescue             CONTRACTOR: T & M Associates;
monly known as 446 FLANDERS AV-                    cleanup, and including all work and               squad stretcher.”                            Eleven Tindall Road, Middletown, New             PURPOSE OF MEETING:                         Candidate interview for Supervisor of Math-
ENUE, SCOTCH PLAINS, New Jersey.                   materials necessary therefor and inci-               The Ordinance is hereby further           Jersey 07748-7365                                                                            ematics position.
   YOU, MICHAEL C. BATTS; CLARICE                  dental thereto.”                                  amended by deleting the reference              NATURE OF SERVICE: Professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ACTION TO BE TAKEN:                        Action will be taken.
RIDEOUT; THEOLA BARNETT, are made                The Ordinance is hereby further                     of $1,513,000 for the appropriation          Planning Services/COAH Third Round
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 T - 7/23/09, The Times                                                       Fee: $30.60
party defendants to the above foreclosure     amended by deleting the reference of                   and estimated cost and substituting          Mediation
action because you are the owners of a        $2,000,000 for the appropriation and esti-             in lieu therefor $1,713,000. The               DURATION: For a period ending no                         PUBLIC NOTICE                                  PUBLIC NOTICE
property which is the subject of the above    mated cost and substituting in lieu therefor           increase of the appropriation is de-         later than June 30, 2010
entitled action.                              $2,100,000. The increase of the appro-                 rived from a grant expected to be              AMOUNT: Not to Exceed $5,000.00                                FEDERAL STIMULUS PROJECT FUNDED BY ARRA
   YOU, JOHN DOE HUSBAND OF                   priation is derived from a reappropriation             received from the New Jersey De-               A copy of the Resolution and Contract                         NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
SAUNDRA SAMUELS, SAID NAME                    from capital surplus in the amount of                  partment of Transportation in the            relating to the services are on file and            DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT, BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
JOHN DOE BEING FICTITIOUS; MRS.               $100,000.                                              amount of $200,000.                          available for public inspection in the office                          1035 PARKWAY AVENUE, PO BOX 605
MICHAEL C. BATTS, WIFE OF MICHAEL                Section 3. The capital budget of the              Section 3. The capital budget of the           of the Borough Clerk, 75 North Martine                                      TRENTON, NEW JERSEY 08625
C. BATTS; JOHN DOE HUSBAND OF                 Borough is hereby amended to conform              Borough is hereby amended to conform              Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey 07023.                Notice is hereby given that bid proposals will be received via the Internet until 10:00:59
CLARICE RIDEOUT, SAID NAME JOHN               with the provisions of this ordinance to the      with the provisions of this ordinance to the                              Eleanor McGovern        A.M. on 7/28/09, downloaded, and publicly opened and read, from Bidders classified
DOE BEING FICTITIOUS; and JOHN DOE            extent of any inconsistency herewith. The         extent of any inconsistency herewith. The                                      Borough Clerk      under N.J.S.A. 27:7-35.1 et seq.; in the CONFERENCE ROOM-A, 1st Floor F & A
HUSBAND OF THEOLA BARNETT, SAID               resolutions in the form promulgated by the        resolutions in the form promulgated by the        1 T - 7/23/09, The Times       Fee: $19.38      Building, New Jersey Department of Transportation, 1035 Parkway Avenue, Trenton,
NAME JOHN DOE BEING FICTITIOUS,               Local Finance Board showing full detail of        Local Finance Board showing full detail of                                                        New Jersey 08625; for:
are made party defendant to the above         the amended capital budget and capital            the amended capital budget and capital                       PUBLIC NOTICE                            Interstate Bridge Painting Contract, Route I-78, Nine (9) Bridges, Contract No.
foreclosure action because plaintiff has      program as approved by the Director of            program as approved by the Director of                                                                 SWI093640; Bloomsbury Borough, Bedminster Twp., Springfield Twp., City of
                                                                                                                                                       BOROUGH OF FANWOOD
been unable to determine whether defen-       the Division of Local Government Ser-             the Division of Local Government Ser-                                                                            Newark, Hunterdon, Somerset, Union and Essex Counties;
                                                                                                                                                     NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF
dants SAUNDRA SAMUELS; MICHAEL                vices is on file with the Clerk and is avail-     vices is on file with the Clerk and is avail-                                                              Federal Project No: FS-078-5(100); UPC NO: 093640; DP No: 09155
                                                                                                                                                         ORDINANCE 09-06-R
C. BATTS; CLARICE RIDEOUT; and                able there for public inspection.                 able there for public inspection.                                                                   Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975, c. 127 N.J.A.C
                                                                                                                                                        AND PUBLIC HEARING
THEOLA BARNETT are married, and if               Section 4. This Section 4 constitutes a           Section 4. This Section 4 constitutes a                                                        17:27. For Federal projects, Bidders must register with both the New Jersey Department
married, the name of SAUNDRA                  declaration of official intent under Trea-        declaration of official intent under Trea-          An ordinance was introduced by the            of Treasury, Division of Revenue pursuant to N.J.S.A 52:32-44 AND the “Public Works
SAMUELS; MICHAEL C. BATTS;                    sury Regulation Section 1.150-2. The Bor-         sury Regulation Section 1.150-2. The Bor-         Mayor and Council of the Borough of             Contractor Registration Act”, N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq. (P.L.2003, c. 91) prior to
CLARICE RIDEOUT; and THEOLA                   ough reasonably expects to pay expendi-           ough reasonably expects to pay expendi-           Fanwood on July 14, 2009. Copies of this        contract execution. Appropriate proof of these registrations should be provided to
BARNETT’s spouses. If SAUNDRA                 tures with respect to the Improvements            tures with respect to the Improvements            ordinance can be obtained without cost in       NJDOT as soon as possible.
SAMUELS; MICHAEL C. BATTS;                    prior to the date that the Borough incurs         prior to the date that the Borough incurs         the Clerk’s Office, at the Fanwood Bor-           The Department, in accordance with Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252
CLARICE RIDEOUT; and THEOLA                   debt obligations under this Bond Ordi-            debt obligations under this Bond Ordi-            ough Hall, 75 North Martine Avenue,             U.S.C., 49 C.F.R., Parts 21 and 23 issued pursuant to such Act, and Section 504 of the
BARNETT are married, the plaintiff joins      nance. The Borough reasonably expects             nance. The Borough reasonably expects             Fanwood, New Jersey between the hours           Rehabilitation Act of 1973 will afford minority business enterprises full opportunity to
SAUNDRA SAMUELS; MICHAEL C.                   to reimburse such expenditures with the           to reimburse such expenditures with the           of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through            submit bids in response to this invitation and will not discriminate against any bidder on
BATTS; CLARICE RIDEOUT; and                   proceeds of debt to be incurred by the            proceeds of debt to be incurred by the            Friday.                                         the grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, or handicap in the project award.
THEOLA BARNETT as defendants for              Borough under this Bond Ordinance. The            Borough under this Bond Ordinance. The              This ordinance authorizes the Borough           Plans, specifications, and bidding information for the proposed work are available at
any possessory or marital rights you may      maximum principal amount of debt ex-              maximum principal amount of debt ex-              fee for a Plenary Retail Distribution Li-       Bid Express website www.bidx.com. You must subscribe to use this service. To
have.                                         pected to be issued for payment of the            pected to be issued for payment of the            cense.                                          subscribe follow the instructions on the website. Fees apply to downloading documents
DATED: July 17, 2009                          costs of the Improvements is $2,150,000.          costs of the Improvements is $1,258,750.            This ordinance is scheduled for public        and plans and bidding access. The fee schedule is available on the web site. All fees are
                   Jennifer M. Perez, Clerk      Section 5. All other provisions of the            Section 5. All other provisions of the         hearing and adoption on August 11, 2009,        directly payable to Bid Express. Plans, specifications, and bidding information may be
      of the Superior Court of New Jersey     Ordinance shall remain unchanged.                 Ordinance shall remain unchanged.                 at 7:30 P.M., Fanwood Borough Hall, 75          inspected (BUT NOT OBTAINED) by contracting organizations at our Design Field
PELLEGRINO & FELDSTEIN, L.L.C.                   Section 6. This amendatory bond ordi-             Section 6. This amendatory bond ordi-          North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New              Offices at the following locations:
Denville Law Center                           nance shall take effect twenty days after         nance shall take effect twenty days after         Jersey.                                             200 Stierli Court        Route 79 and Daniels Way 1 Executive Campus Rt 70W
290 Route 46 West                             the first publication thereof after final adop-   the first publication thereof after final adop-                          Eleanor McGovern             Mt. Arlington, NJ        Freehold, NJ                    Cherry Hill, NJ
Denville, New Jersey 07834                    tion as provided by Local Bond Law.               tion as provided by Local Bond Law.                                          Borough Clerk            973-770-5141             732-308-4025                   856-486-6624
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                                                                                                                               Park Middle School

                                                                                                           Honor Roll            Fourth Marking Period
                                                                                                     SCOTCH PLAINS – Park Middle                     Tori Baliatico, Brianna Bardwil, Ross Baron,
                                                                                                   School Principal Lisa Rebimbas an-                Morgan Bransky, Taylor Brown, John
                                                                                                                                                     Bruckman, Megan Burke, Rachel Butler, Dia-
                                                                                                   nounced the school’s fourth marking               mond Carrington, Jazmyn Carrington, Kedar
                                                                                                   period honor roll. Names of students              Carrington, Brianna Cepparulo, Corina
                                                                                                   appear below:                                     Checchio, Abraham Cho, Christopher Debellis,
                                                                                                                                                     John Del Sordi, Dustin Demarsico, Thabitha
                                                                                                   Sixth Grade Distinguished Honor Roll              Dwumfour, Sean Esbrandt, Reina Estrada,
                                                                                                       Andrew Barcia, Mrudhula Baskaran, Jacob       Daniel Farrell, Jacqueline Fletcher, Jahtiana
                                                                                                   Beckerman, James Beirne, Samantha Bordman,        Foote, Matthew Goetz, Timothy Hesson, Wil-
                                                                                                   Kayla Brady, Olivia Brown, Bryan Buchanan,        liam Hochman, Brian Howard, Tyler Hubbert,
                                                                                                   Shannon Burns, Jamie Bush, Melissa Calabria,      Danielle Hurtado, Angela Ignomirello, Mat-
                                                                                                   Allyson Cerini, Andrew Ciccarino, Jodie           thew Irslinger, Christian Isolda, Caroline
                                                                                                   Cornwell, Arianna Correa-Gomez, Stephen           Janssen, Briana Johnson, Pierce Johnston,
                                                                                                   Crawford, Justin Cryer, Roland Crystal,           Marissa Lamastra, Patrick Lay, David Leong,
                                                                                                   Mallory Cunningham, Thomas Cunningham,            Jeffrey Lieblich, Emily London, Michaela
SPANISH HONORS…Honoring Union Catholic student Michelle Ryngel for her                             Natalie Daniele, Connor Danik, Nicholas           Lowe, Grace Makowski, Caitlin Maldonado,           SUMMER WORK SHOP OF HORRORS…Cast members of the Westfield
first place award on the National Spanish Examination, from left to right, are:                    D’Apuzzo, Sophia Davidov, Steven Davies,          Eric Manfra, William McNeely, Ryan                 Summer Workshop Summer Stage Theater will present four productions of the
                                                                                                   Christopher Decker, Tyler Dencker, Ariana         McSherry, Dylan Miksis, Ashley Muirhead,           sci-fi rock musical Little Shop of Horrors this July at Edison Intermediate School
Sister Percylee Hart, principal, Michelle’s brother Richard, Henry Ryngel and                      Donaldson, Alexandra Duke, Elisabeth Duke,        Christine Nocum, Luke Novack, Benjamin
Betty Ryngel standing to the right of her daughter Michelle.                                                                                                                                            in Westfield.
                                                                                                   Daniel Federico, Emily Fidlow, Alexandra          Pacaja, Brian Palhares, Anthony Pares, Kayla
                                                                                                   Gale, Christian Germano, Sophie Giuliani,         Pennington, Keenan Porter, Naomi Porter,
                                                                                                   Hannah Glock, Stephen Handy, Daniel               Laura Roessle, Gianna Rosello, Todd Ryan,
    Grant Helps Volunteers                                                                         Harcourt, Jeffrey Hasiak, Shivanee Hendre,
                                                                                                   Elizabeth Hom, Abigail Jenkinson, Nikhil Jiju,
                                                                                                   Helen Johns, Joshua Kamath, Amanda
                                                                                                                                                     Jeremy Scialdoni, Marcus Shaw, Christopher
                                                                                                                                                     Sheil, Maurice Shell, Amber Simmons,
                                                                                                                                                     Cameron Smith, William Stoll, Garrett Szeto,

  Beautify Rahway River Area                                                                       Karacsony, Kaitlyn Killeen, Elizabeth
                                                                                                   LaMorte- Wright, Michael Lee, Zachary
                                                                                                   Lipshitz, Lauren Lockfeld, Sasha Lofton,
                                                                                                                                                     Andrew Tomasulo, Hallie Traiman, David
                                                                                                                                                     Valian, Paige VanBuskirk, Erica Waltsak,
                                                                                                                                                     Thomas Weideli, Anthony Young, Abbigail                     Summer Stage Theater
  CRANFORD – A $3,000 Lowe’s                         The property, once owned by Dr.               Evelyn Logie, Alyssa Lopez, Jessica Luong,        Ziobro
Toolbox for Education/ PTO Today                  Carl Hanson, a notable Cranford phy-             Letizia Macchini, Rigel Madraswalla, Hannah
Grant is helping volunteers from                  sician, was neglected for over a de-
                                                  cade and reduced to a tangled mass of
                                                                                                   Matysek, Alyson McGrath, Gabriel Migliore,
                                                                                                   Josh Mineo, Alexander Mirabella, Maya
                                                                                                   Mitterhoff, Anita Mo, John Musso, Nicole
                                                                                                                                                     Seventh Grade Distinguished Honor Roll
                                                                                                                                                         Michael Auda, Samuel Bebout,
                                                                                                                                                     Saimukeshv Bhupatiraju, Bubnov Chris,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Presents ‘Little Shop’
                                                  vines and trees. The Lowe’s grant                Nilsen, Grace O’Brien, Kelsey O’Connor, Alan      Kathryn Bumiller, Sara Calabrese, Conor Coll,         WESTFIELD – Cast members in the         Binkowitz, Kelly Bohall, Bianca
                                                                                                   Payne, Brianna Peterson, John Quigley, Isabel     Nicole Conti, Kelsey Coupe, Caroline Culp,         Summer Stage Theater at the Westfield      Buecklers, Grace Cerra, Amanda
                                                  enabled volunteers to beautify a sec-            Quinones, Megan Rickmers, Jeffrey Rodgers,        Cummings Liam, Kathryn Cunningham, An-
                                                  tion of the riverbank adjacent to the            Jason Rosen, Khansinee Ruangsirin, Danielle       drew DeBiasse, Tessa DeMaria, Dariana              Summer Workshop will be feeding            Durante, Celine Fitzpatrick, Max
                                                  HPC with plants, shrubs, and flow-               Scheu, Shannon Shaw, John Sheehy, Kola            DeVore, Michael DiNizo, Ben Evans, Chris-          Audrey II, the carnivorous plant, dur-     Flysch, Alison Jaruzelski, Alison
                                                  ers.                                             Shomade, Katarzyna Sierant, Steven Skubish,       tina Fasolas, Sarah Fischmann, Victoria            ing the performances of the Little Shop    Krakauer, Samantha Moore, Jack
                                                                                                   Connor Smith, Peter Spiridigliozzi, Elisa         Germano, Leighton Heisey, Eric Hogan, Luke         of Horrors this July at Edison Interme-    Mustard, Anika Niva, Grace Par-
                                                     In the process, students helped to            Staniec, Amanda Suhovsky, Raina Tellado,          Horgan, Paras Jha, Nicole Johnson, Bridget
                                                  restore the river’s natural habitats —           Philip Tice, Megan Tsipas, Phoebe Wahby,          Kelly, Lauren Kilcullen, Austin Kwinta, Yi         diate School in Westfield.                 tridge, Kimberly Roth, Lauren
                                                  a goal matched by volunteers who                 Christopher Wasieczko, Ethan Yoo, Jerry Zhu,      Lin, Amanda Mach, Lauren McMorrow, An-                The plot centers on Seymour, a          Schnepf, and Connor Wynne from
                                                  removed litter from the river and its            Lina Zikas                                        drea McNeely, Ross Mulcahy, Heather Mullen,        down-on-his-luck florist who discov-       Westfield; Amanda Karascony,
                                                                                                                                                     Casey Murphy, Emily O’Leary, Olivia                ers a rare plant. This discovery awards    Danielle      Karacsony,         Laura
                                                  banks on April 18 during Cranford’s                      Sixth Grade Honor Roll                    Paladino, Brendan Pierce, Stephanie Plant,
                                                  Rahway River Cleanup. Additional                     Carl Acito, Kayla Allen, Nicole Baldani,      Angela Rastelli, Michelle Rinaldo, Brian Rubin,    him some prosperity, until he comes        McGovern, and Rachel Schack from
                                                  projects under the Lowe’s grant and                                                                Matthew Sass, James Schetelich, Natasha            to the realization that his prized plant   Scotch Plains; Emily Norwine and
                                                  service to the community by the                  WF Students Place First                           Segulin, Emma Sherry, Eric Tannenbaum,             is a man-eater. Seymour must juggle        Julianne Hodgkins from Cranford;
                                                                                                                                                     Tajah Williams, Noga Zaborowski, Kathryn           the demands of the plant with his          Shannen Jones from Garwood.
                                                  school district are planned.                                                                       Zawodniak, Eve Zhurbinskiy, Arielle Zuaro
BEAUTIFICATION…In celebration                        To learn more, contact                         In Math Competition                                                                                 affection for his co-worker, Audrey.          Kenneth Horn will direct Little Shop
of Earth Day, volunteers from Cranford                                                                WESTFIELD – Edison Intermedi-                        Seventh Grade Honor Roll                        One of the most fascinating as-         of Horrors, based on the book and
High School worked to restore a por-              izzo@cranfordschools.org or Lynda                                                                       Nathan Abdy, Nada Amer, Liam Artuso,
                                                  Feder at (908) 276-7104.                         ate School students in Westfield cap-             Kayla Ausbon, Lucio Avelar, Brennan Brady,         pects of the set decoration in this        lyrics by Howard Ashman and music
tion of Hanson Park, a recreational                                                                                                                                                                     production involves the “plant pup-        by Alan Menken. The musical direc-
area sitting on a beautiful stretch of the                                                         tured first place in Union County in              Katherine Briante, Grant Brown, Mary
Rahway River across from the historic                                                              both seventh and eighth grade re-                 Brumfield, Marina Carvalho, Anna Close, Mary       pet” that grows larger and larger as       tor is Karen Greenstein, and Irene
                                                                                                                                                     Coloney, Jonathan Dawson, Nicholas DeBellis,       the plot unfolds. The Westfield Sum-       Ulesky has created the choreography.
Cranford Canoe Club. From left to                   WF Residents Earn                              gional competitions in the Math                   Ryan DePaul, Dominick DiFrancesco, Kathryn
                                                                                                                                                                                                        mer Workshop has secured the use of        The costumes were designed by Ellen
right are Rebecca Deczynski, Silvana                                                               League of New Jersey competition.                 Duddy, Josie Dunning, Sean Duthie, Kayli Elsie,
Paradiso and Daniel Murphy.                        Conn. College Degrees                              The winning eighth grade contest               Vikrant Ghate, Devin Glover, Javier Guerrero,      the official plant puppets based on        Fitzpatrick of “If the Costume FITZ:
                                                     AREA – The following Westfield                team included: Patrick Terry, Adam                Julie Haggan, Emma Hannis-Trowbridge, Me-          designs from the revival.                  (wear it!)”.
                                                                                                                                                     lissa Harris, Scott Hasiak, Michele Hom, Nicole       Cast members from area towns in-           The performances will be held at
Cranford Public School District and               residents graduated from Connecti-               Lupicki, Joseph Obiajulu, Linda Liu               Horn, Kiera Jacob, Pavel Kalinchak, Ryan
the Hanson Park Conservancy (HPC)                 cut College at the 91st commence-                and Micheal Aronson. A total of 195               Kalkstein, Conor Kelly, Celia Kleemeyer, Jillian   clude Lauren Anzevino, Matthew             the Edison Intermediate School in
keep the Rahway River’s riverbanks                ment ceremony on May 17:                         schools participated in the eighth                Lindenberg, Tatiyana Lofton, Alton Lutz, Jen-                                                 Westfield on July 29 and 30, at 1 and
healthy.                                             Sara Lesko of Westfield was                   grade contest, and Westfield’s Edison             nifer Lynch, Thomas Madan, Emily Marguiles,
                                                                                                                                                     Jason Mazzetti, Shannon McConnell, Laura
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Symphony Concert                         7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults
   The grant, authored by Stephen                 awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree.               School students ranked 15th overall                                                                                                             and $6 for students and senior citi-
Izzo, the district’s instructional sup-           Sara was awarded a degree with dis-              and first in Union County.
                                                                                                                                                     McGovern, Matthew McGowan, Jennifer Mintz,
                                                                                                                                                     Jacob Monzella, Taylor Moon, Andrew Murphy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Features Classics, Bach                    zens. Assisted-listening devices and
port specialist, is helping volunteers            tinction in art. She received a certifi-            Similar accomplishments were                   Elizabeth Nardone, Amy Jo Nicastro, Ryan              WESTFIELD – The New Jersey              large-print programs will be avail-
from Cranford High School and HPC                 cate from the Ammerman Center for                achieved in the seventh grade compe-              Nival, Anthony Nizzardo, Christina O’Connor,       Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) Sum-          able. To learn more, call (908) 518-
                                                                                                                                                     Amy Palumbo, Adam Piekutowski, Angelina            mer Symphony Orchestra will present        1551.
to enhance and beautify two impor-                Arts and Technology, an arts and tech-           tition, where 197 schools participated,           Pizzutiello, Darek Rola-Zarzar, Hannah Rosado,
tant areas adjacent to the river: Hanson          nology certificate program.                      and Edison, once again, ranked 15th               Caroline Ross, Kelly Ruggieri, Jordan              its final concert tonight, Thursday,
Park, located behind the Hanson                      Interdisciplinary Centers are unique          overall, and first in Union County.               Schwerdtfeger, Kyndal Scobee, Andrew               July 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-     Artist’s Reception to Be
House at 38 Springfield Avenue, and               academic programs that encourage                    The seventh grade winners were:                Shanker, Eugene Siskoske, Lauren Suriano,          El on East Broad Street in Westfield.
the nearby Cranford Canoe Club.                   the exploration of important issues              Timothy Plump, Daniel Savickas,                   Ashley Taillon, Alexandra Tevis, Jaclyn Villane,   The concert is free and open to the         Held at Reeves-Reed
                                                                                                                                                     Devora Ward, Andrew Warne, Brittany Young                                                        SUMMIT – The public is invited to
   On April 25, in celebration of Earth           across traditional disciplinary bound-           Fraser Weist, Matthew Beauchamp,                                                                     public.
Day, volunteers from Cranford High                aries. Certificates are earned after the         Rachel Fan, Lily Wang and Samuel                  Eighth Grade Distinguished Honor Roll                 Now in its 11th year, the orchestra,    attend an Artist’s Reception at Reeves-
                                                                                                                                                         Abigail Bridge, Brian Burns, Christopher       under the direction of Janet Lyman, is     Reed Arboretum (RRA), located at
School and the Conservancy worked                 completion of a two-year program of              Sokolin. Math teacher Lauren Pyne                 Ciccarino, Andrew Citera, John Cunningham,
side by side to help restore a portion            coursework, a summer internship and              said, “I am very proud of our Edison              Matthew Debiasse, Danielle Karacsony, Elsa         comprised of musicians ages 6 to           165 Hobart Avenue in Summit, on
of Hanson Park, a recreational area               a senior integrative project, in addi-           Intermediate school math students and             Leistikow, Caroline Lesce, Kelsey Meisch,          adult. According to the director, “The     Saturday July 25, from 5 to 8 p.m.
sitting on a beautiful stretch of the             tion to major requirements.                      their significant accomplishment.”                Jonathan Miksis, Aurora Morton, Colin O’Kell,      symphony has had a terrific season         This is the third year for RRA’s Art in
                                                                                                                                                     Savvas Petridis, Amanda Raphael, Lyndsay           this summer, and our members enjoy         the Garden outdoor sculpture show.
Rahway River across from the his-                    Emily Greenberg of Westfield was                                                                Reed, Elise Ringel, Kimberly Shaw, Zoe-
toric Cranford Canoe Club.                        awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree.                  WF’s Tarnofsky                                 Nicole Stein, Taylor Swaak, Jo Venice Uriarte,     making music together.”                       This year’s exhibition features
                                                  Emily was awarded a degree with                                                                    Mary Vannatta, Jessica Zhang, Aidan Ziobro            Among the selections this program       seven artists working in a variety of
 Local Resident Studies                           distinction in theater and graduated             Graduates Bloomsburg                                       8th Grade Honor Roll                      will feature are the “Glorioso,”           media and disciplines. Admission is
                                                  magna cum laude.                                    WESTFIELD – Samantha                               Aashay Anjaria, Stephanie Araneo,              “March in C Major,” “Telemann              free, and certain artists will be on
   Music in London                                                                                 Tarnofsky of Westfield recently                   Maija Barnes, Robert Barone, Emily Boruch,         Sinfonia,” “Brandenburg Sinfonia”          hand Saturday to answer questions
                                                                                                                                                     Adam Bransky, Kaitlyn Budis, Caitlin Bunin,                                                   and talk about the artwork with those
   SCOTCH PLAINS – Matthew John                    WF, SP Students Make                            graduated from Bloomsburg Univer-                 Mary Ellen Cagnassola, Toni Carter, Will-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and “Ode to Joy.”
Forman of Scotch Plains, a Dartmouth                                                               sity of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor              iam Castore, Kathleen Colonna, Colleen                A special feature of this concert       who are interested. Light refreshments
College student in the Class of 2011,              Wardlaw Honor Roll                              of Science degree in Speech Pathol-               Farrell, Dahlia Fioretti, Alicia Fung-A-Fat,       will be Bach’s “Concerto in D Minor        will be served. The exhibit concludes
is studying music in London during                  AREA – Rhona Eserner, Upper                    ogy and Audiology.                                Justin Glock, Haley Goeller, Hannah                for 2 Violins.” Concertmaster Francis      on Labor Day.
the Spring 2009 term (March to June)              School head at The Wardlaw-                                                                        Greaney, Jessica Howard, Brianna Jenkins,          Wong, a student of instructor Rose-           For more information about
                                                                                                                                                     Rebecca Jenkins, James Kaiser, Sonali
as part of the college’s Foreign Study            Hartridge School in Edison, has an-                  Masel Graduates                               Kamath, Emily Koprowski, Madeline Krema,           mary Topar at the NJWA Music Stu-          Reeves-Reed Arboretum, or to in-
Program. He is the son of Bruce J.                nounced the names of students from                                                                 David Leavitt, George Leavitt, Christie Leist,     dio, and conductor Janet Lyman, will       quire about volunteering, member-
Forman and Donna V. Forman.                       Westfield and Scotch Plains who have               From Kenyon College                             Jason Leong, Briana Lolo, Kiril Makarenko,         perform.                                   ships or private or corporate dona-
Dartmouth is located in Hanover, N.H.             been placed on the Honor Roll with                 WESTFIELD – Sarah Masel,                        Francisco Marrero, Tyler Martin, Grace                The concert will conclude with the      tions, log on to reeves-
                                                                                                                                                     McAlindin, Danielle McDuffie, Melissa                                                         reedarboretum.org or contact the ex-
   Dartmouth’s off-campus programs                Distinction and the Regular Honor                daughter of Randy and Randye Masel                McQuoid, Katherine Minski, Tessa                   lively, traditional Cuban folk song
are designed to expand the college’s              Roll for the Fourth Quarter of the               of Westfield, received her Bachelor               Mitterhoff, Enovi Molina-Chevez, Olivia            “Guantanamera.”                            ecutive director, Gayle Petty-Johnson,
curriculum into new areas of aca-                 2008-2009 academic year.                         of Arts degree at Kenyon College’s                Nelson, Renee Oliver, Tara Palkoski, Leya             For additional information, call        at (908) 273-8787, extension 17, or
demic and cultural understanding.                   Students named to the Distin-                  commencement in mid-May. Sarah                    Quinones, Carly Redfield, Bridget Reynolds,        (908)       789-9696        or    visit    via e-mail g.pettyj@reeves-
                                                                                                                                                     Anna Rivero, Maria Jose Rivero, Elese                                                         reedarboretum.org.
Through these programs, students are              guished Honor Roll include Scotch                graduated magna cum laude with a                  Rodriguez, Kathryn Rodriguez, Dylan Sands,         njworkshopforthearts.com.
given the chance to study a particular            Plains students Billy Buchbinder and             major in art history.                             Monique Santos, Alexander Segulin, Merhan
topic in depth. Dartmouth’s off-cam-              Brian Downing.                                     Editor and writer Roger Rosenblatt              Shams, Taylor Smith, Antonio Spadaro, Tara
pus offerings include 44 programs in                Students named to the honor roll               delivered the commencement address.               Sweeney
17 countries and the United States.               include Westfield’s Amanda Mosner
Approximately 65 percent of                       and Scotch Plains residents Peter                            PUBLIC NOTICE                                     PUBLIC NOTICE
Dartmouth undergraduates take ad-                 Minnium, Jr., Liban Ahmed,                                TOWN OF WESTFIELD                        west of East Broad Street and ten feet
                                                                                                                                                     southeast of fire hydrant for a length of
vantage of the college’s foreign stud-            Catherine Badalamenti, Jessica                     Public Notice is hereby given that an
ies opportunities.                                Clarke and David Monte.                          ordinance of which the following is a copy
                                                                                                   was introduced, read and passed on first
                                                                                                                                                     approximately forty-seven feet.
                                                                                                                                                        (c) Northeast side of Prospect Street                        Ivy League Entrepreneurs
                                                                                                                                                     twenty-five feet northwest of East Broad

           PUBLIC NOTICE                                   PUBLIC NOTICE
                                                                                                   reading by the Council of the Town of
                                                                                                   Westfield at a meeting held July 7, 2009,
                                                                                                                                                     Street for a length of approximately sixty
                                                                                                                                                     feet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Revolutionize SAT Prep
                                                                                                   and that the said Council will further con-          (d) Southeast side of East Broad
                           BOROUGH OF FANWOOD                                                      sider the same for final passage on the 4th       Street in front of the premises known as               Every year, thousands of stu-          dents raise their SAT scores by an
                NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF BOND ORDINANCE
                        09-10-S AND PUBLIC HEARING
                                                                                                   day of August 2009 at 8:00 p.m., or as
                                                                                                   soon thereafter as said matter can be
                                                                                                                                                     120-130 East Broad Street for a length of           dents prepare, for what for many          average of 264 points-almost
                                                                                                                                                     approximately forty-three feet.                     is, the most stressful four hours
  The Bond Ordinance published herewith was introduced and passed upon first reading               reached, in the Council Chambers, Mu-                (e) Northwest side of Quimby Street,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   twice that of the leading tradi-
at a meeting of the Borough Council of the Borough of Fanwood, New Jersey, held on                 nicipal Building, 425 East Broad Street,          beginning at a point one hundred feet               of their young lives: the SAT.            tional companies. According to
                                                                                                   Westfield, New Jersey, at which time and
July 14, 2009. It will be further considered for final passage after public hearing thereon
                                                                                                   place any person who may be interested
                                                                                                                                                     northeast of the northeasterly curb line of         Armed with a dozen pencils (No.           Friedman, this is possible because
at a meeting of said Borough Council to be held at the Municipal Building, 75 North                                                                  Elm Street and extending to a point forty-
Martine Avenue, in said Borough on August 11, 2009 at 7:30 o’clock p.m. and during the             therein will be given an opportunity to be        five northeasterly therefrom.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         2 of course) and a calculator, they       of both the instructors, who have
week prior to and up to and including the date of such meeting, copies of said Bond                heard concerning said ordinance.                     (f)   North side of Park Street from fifty       are asked to fill in bubbles-hun-         all scored in the top 1% of test
                                                                                                                                Claire J. Gray
Ordinance will be made available at the Clerk’s Office to the members of the general
                                                                                                                                  Town Clerk
                                                                                                                                                     feet west of the westerly curb line of Cen-         dreds of them-to show that their          takers nationwide, and the cur-
public who shall request the same.                                                                                                                   tral Avenue to one hundred feet west of the
                                                                        Eleanor McGovern              GENERAL ORDINANCE NO. 1938                     westerly curb line of Central Avenue.               education prepared them for col-          riculum, which was developed
                                                                             Borough Clerk
                                                                                                        AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND
                                                                                                                                                        (g) East side of Central Avenue, be-             lege.                                     by perfect scorers from Harvard.
                                BOROUGH OF FANWOOD                                                                                                   ginning at a point seventy six feet south-             Faced with that terrifying pros-
                                ORDINANCE NO. 09-10-S                                                   THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF                      east from the intersection of East Broad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “Ivy Insiders works so well be-
                                                                                                        WESTFIELD, CHAPTER 13                        Street and continuing South for a distance          pect, parents turn to pricey SAT          cause the program is tailored to
     BOND ORDINANCE REAPPROPRIATING $200,000 PROCEEDS OF OB-
     LIGATIONS NOT NEEDED FOR THEIR ORIGINAL PURPOSES FOR THE                                         BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council             of 60.5 feet.                                       prep companies to give their chil-        meet the students’ needs. We treat
                                                                                                                                                        (m) Northeast side of Prospect Street
     ACQUISITION OF VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS BY THE BOROUGH OF                                         of the Town of Westfield in the County of
                                                                                                   Union as follows:                                 beginning ten feet north of the fire hydrant
                                                                                                                                                                                                         dren an extra edge when it comes          the SAT like a game. And like
     FANWOOD, NEW JERSEY                                                                                                                                                                                 to admissions. But test prep gi-
                                                                                                      SECTION I.                                     for a length of approximately fifty five feet.                                                most games, it can be beaten.
   BE IT ORDAINED, BY THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF                                                 That the provisions of Section 13-          All such zones shall be marked and               ants beware! Two enterprising             After beating the test ourselves,
FANWOOD, IN THE COUNTY OF UNION, NEW JERSEY (not less than two-thirds of all                       18 – “Loading and Unloading Zones” of             outlined in yellow or orange paint on the
members thereof affirmatively concurring) AS FOLLOWS:                                              the Town Code shall be amended as fol-            pavement and clearly designated by signs.           college students claim they can           we know the secrets and we know
   SECTION 1:                                                                                      lows:                                                SECTION II.                                      outcompete the best of them-and           how to convey them to our stu-
   Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:2-39, it is hereby determined that $200,000 of the bond                                                                           That the provisions of Section 13-         at a much more reasonable price.
proceeds of obligations originally made available from capital surplus derived pursuant
                                                                                                      The following areas in the business dis-
                                                                                                                                                     21 – “Parking Prohibited at certain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   dents. This approach makes the
                                                                                                   trict are hereby established as zones for
to the following ordinances of the Borough of Fanwood, County of Union, New Jersey is              the actively conducting unloading and             times” of the Town Code shall be amended               This summer, Evan Friedman             test seem much less menacing.”
no longer necessary for the purposes for which the obligations previously were autho-              delivery of materials, merchandise and            by repealing the following:                         of Brown University and Mat-                 Gralla, a rising sophomore at
rized. Each amount is listed under the column, “Balance to be Reappropriated, “ and is                                                                  East Broad Street.
further described by reference to the number of the bond ordinance pursuant to which
                                                                                                   supplies to and the removal of the same
                                                                                                   from properties in the business district.            (1) North side, beginning at a point
                                                                                                                                                                                                         thew Gralla of the University of          the University of Pennsylvania,
such amounts have been made available, the original appropriation made by the bond                 Loading zones are to be utilized by com-          twenty-nine feet west of the westerly curb          Pennsylvania, have been chosen            was hired for his 99th percentile
ordinance, and the description of the improvement for which such amounts originally                mercial vehicles which for the purposes of        line of Prospect Street and extending in a          to start up the Westfield branch of       scores and his teaching prowess.
were appropriated.                                                                                 this section of the Town Code are defined         westerly direction for a distance of one
   The $200,000 bond proceeds to be reappropriated are made available as follows:                  as vehicles displaying commercial license         hundred forty feet between the hours of             Ivy Insiders, a revolutionary SAT         “I’m really excited to bring this
   Ordinance Appropriation Description of Improvement                     Balance to be            plates or a vehicle displaying the name or        5:00 P.M. and 6:30 P.M., Monday through             prep program that was started by          great program to Westfield. Ivy
   Number                                                                 Reappropriated                                                             Friday.                                             undergrads at Harvard in 2003
   03-08-S       $ 200,000          Various capital improvements          $ 200,000
                                                                                                   designation of the vehicle or company
                                                                                                                                                        SECTION III.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Insiders has it all: young, tal-
                                                                                                   owning/operating the vehicle or affixed to
                                                       TOTAL              $ 200,000                the vehicle in visible clear exterior signage        All ordinances or parts of ordinances in         and has since become a leader in          ented instructors who can relate
   SECTION 2:                                                                                      or letters. No person shall leave standing        conflict or inconsistent with any part of the       the industry thanks to the highest        to their students, guaranteed re-
   The total amount of $200,000 referred to in Section 1 above is hereby reappropriated                                                              terms of this ordinance are hereby re-
as follows:
                                                                                                   a vehicle in a designated loading zone
                                                                                                   longer than it takes to unload/load materi-       pealed to the extent that they are in such
                                                                                                                                                                                                         student score improvement in the          sults, and a reasonable price. It’s
   Reconstruction of Russell Road, Fire Department retaining wall improvements, im-                als, or for any time longer than fifteen          conflict or inconsistent.                           country.                                  affordable and statistically the
provements to Belvidere Road, sidewalk replacement, road resurfacing and renovations,              consecutive minutes between the hours of             SECTION IV.                                         “Traditional SAT prep compa-           best program available.”
curb replacement and rescue squad stretcher.           $ 200,000                                   9:00am and 7:00pm each and every day                 In the event any section, part or provi-
   SECTION 3:                                                                                      of the week except Sundays and Federal            sion of this ordinance shall be held uncon-         nies are a thing of the past,” says          Ivy Insiders will run courses in
   The capital budget of the Borough is hereby amended to conform with the provisions              holidays. Additional zones may be cre-            stitutional or invalid by any court, such           Friedman, an engineering student          Westfield throughout this sum-
of this ordinance to the extent of any inconsistency herewith. The resolution in the form                                                            holding shall not affect the validity of this       at Brown, who himself scored in
promulgated by the Local Finance Board showing full detail of the amended capital
                                                                                                   ated from time to time by ordinance or
                                                                                                                                                     ordinance as a whole, or any part thereof
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   mer. For more information, please
                                                                                                   resolution of the town council.
budget and capital program as approved by the Director, Division of Local Government                  (a) East side of Elm Street beginning          other than the part so held unconstitu-             the 99th percentile.                      contact: Evan Friedman Phone
Services, Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey is on file with the                 at a point thirty-five feet south of the south-   tional or invalid.                                     In the six years since the cur-        (day and night): (908) 787-4674,
Borough Clerk and is available for public inspection.                                                                                                   SECTION V.
   SECTION 4:
                                                                                                   erly curb line of Quimby Street and ex-
                                                                                                   tending to a point sixty feet southerly              This ordinance shall take effect after
                                                                                                                                                                                                         riculum was developed, Ivy In-            e-mail: evan_friedman@ivyinsiders.com
   This bond ordinance shall take effect 20 days after the first publication thereof after final   thereof.                                          passage and publication, as soon as, and            siders has helped over 4,000 stu-         website: www.ivyinsiders.com.
adoption, as provided by the Local Bond Law.                                                          (b) Northeast side of Elm Street north-        in the manner permitted by law.
1 T - 7/23/09, The Times                                                         Fee: $91.80                                                         1 T - 7/23/09, The Leader Fee: $101.49                       Paid Bulletin Board                    www.goleader.com/express
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
                                                                                                                                                                               At Westfield’s Rialto Theater, Opening Night



         WSO to Welcome Year Two
       Of Sound Partnerships Initiative                                                                                                                 Photo Courtesy of Wayne Baker


            By GREG WAXBERG                                County Performing Arts Center in               and the chance to perform with a
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times

   WESTFIELD — Symphonic clas-
sics, opera, tango and Broadway are
                                                           Rahway, thanks to “Meet the Com-
                                                           poser,” a national organization com-
                                                           mitted to supporting contemporary
                                                                                                          professional orchestra.
                                                                                                             “I felt obliged, as an artist and an
                                                                                                          educator, to somehow continue to
                                                                                                                                                            Those Who ‘Attend the Tale of
all part of the Westfield Symphony
Orchestra’s (WSO) 2009-10 season
– the second half of a two-year ini-
                                                           American composers.
                                                              “We are one of the few orchestras
                                                           in the country designated by ‘Meet
                                                                                                          make that opportunity available for
                                                                                                          young talent. From that [decision], I
                                                                                                          was inspired to fundraise to make it
                                                                                                                                                           Sweeney Todd’ Will Remember It
tiative called Sound Partnerships in                       the Composer’ as a recipient of a              happen,” Mr. Wroe said. He received           By SUSAN MYRILL DOUGHERTY                                pound of flesh.                                       watches her at her bedroom window
                                                                                                                                                      Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
which most of the programs are made                        residency grant [this season],” Mr.            a commitment from the Helene and                                                                          Along the way, all that poundage                   singing a gorgeous rendition of “Green
possible through partnerships with                         Wroe said. The orchestra’s composer-           Jerome Dreskin Foundation, dedi-               NEWARK – When does righteous                            piles up before his barber’s razor can                Finch and Linnet Bird.”
other organizations.                                       in-residence designee is Missy                 cated to supporting classical music         indignation morph into madness?                            find the right person to kill.                           These two new lovebirds get to make
   “The sum of the two organizations                       Mazzoli, and the concert will feature          and musicians.                              Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award-                                                                                   more beautiful music together in “Kiss
creates the whole,” said WSO Music                         her piece “These Worlds In Us.” She               “Stars of Tomorrow” differs from         winning macabre musical about a 19th                                                                             Me.”
Director David Wroe.                                       will also present master classes and           previous comparable competitions            century barber and his accomplice, a                                                                                As Judge Turpin, Mr. Bashian em-
   The season opens on September                           seminars in the Westfield school dis-          in New Jersey because it is open to         madwoman who uses the barber’s                                                                                   ploys a rich voice that combines well
26 at Summit High School in Sum-                           trict the week before the concert.             musicians 18 and under from not             victims’ remains as filling for her                                                                              with Todd’s anguished lament in “Pretty
mit with a concert performance of                             Also on February 20, tango mas-             only New Jersey, but also New York          meat pies, explores that question. New                                                                           Women”. The odious judge’s partner in
Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butter-                           ter Carolina Jaurena will be featured          and Connecticut. It also has a unique       Jersey Youth Theater (NJYT) makes                                                                                multiple crimes is the Beadle, (Christo-
fly, a partnership between the or-                         in a Tango Fantasy, and the rest of            structure. To ensure that a variety of      that query work at Victoria Theater in                                                                           pher Georgetti) a groveling, conscience-
chestra and New York Opera Soci-                           the program includes Sergei                    instruments are represented in the          New Jersey Performing Arts Center                                                                                less officer.
ety, led by Jennifer Cho (a more                           Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a                  finals, there are three primary in-         (NJPAC) in Newark.                                                                                                  Another stellar performer in this cast
                                                                                                          strumental categories: piano, strings          Director Cynthia Meryl, Assistant                                                                             of standouts is 17-year-old Kirk
                                                                                                          and wind/percussion.                        Director/ Choreographer Sherry Alban                                                                             Geritano, who plays Todd’s barber-
                                                                                                             “We did this to provide variety for      and Music Director Ilene Greenbaum                                                                               shop competition, Mr. Pirelli. In this
                                                                                                          the audience, so they can watch dif-        cast the demanding roles for Sweeney                                                                             role, Kirk’s tour-de-force number, “The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Scotch Plains-Fanwood Contribution
                                                                                                          ferent instruments compete against          Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street:                       Sweeney Todd employs the talents of two            Contest,” requires a command of the
                                                                                                          each other, and to try to equal the         A Musical Thriller with the area’s best                    young Scotch Plains-Fanwood residents: Katie          falsetto voice as well as an exaggerated
                                                                                                          playing field for youth in classical        young talent to produce a top-notch                        Cockrell, a Fanwood resident who has just             Italian accent. Mr. Geritano masters it
                                                                                                          music,” Mr. Wroe said.                      show, on through Sunday, July 26.                          graduated from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High             all, as well as an Irish accent later on,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 School (SPFHS) and is attending NYC Tisch
                                                                                                             The competition is divided into             In program notes, Ms. Meryl tells                       Academy in the fall, and Julia Babis, a Scotch        with a flourish.
                                                                                                          three rounds. For the preliminary           the audience, “The actors present                          Plains resident and rising junior at SPFHS.              An undeniable major component of
                                                                                                          round, musicians submit a CD or             themselves as performers telling a                            Julia, 16, is one of the youngest in the cast      this musical is the ensemble that not
                                                                                                          taped recording. From those initial         story. They do not judge Todd. They                        and has worked 10-hour days since summer              only provides the thrilling chorus of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 began.
                                                                                                          submissions, about 40 semifinalists         simply tell his story.”                                       In the following e-mail to The Leader and          trios, quintets and other special musical
                                                                                                          are selected to audition live in New           And what a chilling story he un-                        The Times, she tells of her experience:               combinations, but physically moves the
                                                                                                          York with the music they would play         folds. The musical, which takes more                          “I have loved performing for as long as I can      revolving center set piece and the stair-
                                                                                                          if they were named finalists; the win-      of the form of an operetta, zeroes in                      remember, and being involved with Sweeney             cases seamlessly to push and pull the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 has definitely been more work than anything
                                                                                                          ner of each category receives the first     on the murderous plotting of a venge-                      else I have done. I knew it would be a huge           viewer gently into the next scene.
                                                                                                          cash prize of $500.                         ful English barber named Benjamin                          commitment going in, but when I found out I              Under the baton of Ilene Greenbaum,
                                                                                                             Then, those three winners appear         Barker and his landlady Mrs. Nellie                        made it, I don’t think I was ever more excited.       the professional orchestra, with the
                                                                                                          onstage with the WSO in the final           Lovett (Jaclyn Ingoglia).                                  I have been taking acting and vocal lessons at        augmentation of student musicians, sets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 NJYT for the last two years, and I know that
                                                                                                          round to compete for the grand prize.          The story follows the barber, an                        these are committed, professional, talented           a hauntingly eerie tone. Lighting de-
                                                                                                          Thus, during the first half of the con-     escaped prisoner who assumes the                           people. I couldn’t believe that I was going to be     signer Alexander Fogel brings an im-
                   David Samsky for The Westfield Leader and The Times, Leader/Times archives (4/24/08)   cert on April 11, each finalist will        name of Sweeney Todd (Kevin                                a part of it.                                         pressive, simple set designed by Mark
DON’T CRY WOLF...Last April, Maestro David Wroe narrated “Peter and the                                   play one movement from the con-             Melendez), as he exacts his revenge                           “This experience is as close to a Broadway         Nayden into focus.
Wolf,” the classic children’s tale that introduced both young and old to the tones                                                                                                                               production as it can get. I am undecided about
                                                                                                          certo of his or her choice, subject to      against corrupt Judge Turpin (Adam                         whether I want to pursue theater as a profes-            The show is a visual cornucopia of
and timbres of the various orchestral instruments.                                                        Mr. Wroe’s approval. Voting takes           James Bashian). Fifteen years earlier,                                                                           textures and sepia hues displayed in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sion. Not because I do not love the work, being
dramatically acted performance will                        Theme of Paganini” and Manuel de               place during intermission, including        this judge sent Sweeney to prison on                       on stage and performing, but because I know           marvelous costumes designed byAaron
be presented on September 25 in                            Falla’s “The 3-Cornered Hat.”                  input from the audience, and the win-       false charges — an event that causes                       there are a lot of talented people out there, and     Mastin. Especially delightful is Mrs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the cast, crew and orchestra of Sweeney Todd
Holmdel).                                                     The April 11 concert at the Pres-           ner is announced at the end of inter-       the destruction of Todd’s family.                          are proof of that. I have learned so much and will    Lovett’s Act II cranberry colored dress
   On October 24, at the Presbyterian                      byterian Church in Westfield offers            mission. He or she receives the grand          When Todd’s revenge plot acciden-                       continue to look for opportunities to grow as an      displaying her new wealth from her
Church in Westfield, to celebrate                          a new WSO initiative: an annual                prize of $3,000.                            tally backfires and he kills other Lon-                    actress and singer. I feel very lucky to be a part    thriving bakeshop. Costume details are
Halloween, Maestro Wroe will con-                          family concert for the Town of                    Reflecting on the upcoming sea-          doners, Mrs. Lovett conveniently cov-                      of this, and I am loving every minute of it.”         attended to right down to Mrs. Lovett’s
duct a symphonic soundtrack that he                        Westfield. The concert will include            son, Mr. Wroe said the WSO is par-          ers his crimes with a meat piecrust. The                     Tenor Stephen Mir, in the role of                   Victorian period dangle earrings.
created to accompany the movie                             the finals of a competition for young          ticularly proud that it is continuing to    darkly comic story explores the psy-                       sailor Anthony, sings and acts superbly.                 Ms. Meryl, in collaboration with
Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi. Be-                         artists (more below), Benjamin                 deliver professionalism and excel-          chological motivations for and conse-                      His love for Johanna (Eryn LeCroy),                   Ms. Alban, has truly “kicked it up a
cause the movie contains only dia-                         Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to             lence in the midst of a difficult eco-      quences of revenge.                                        Todd’s daughter and the ward of Judge                 notch” with this presentation of
logue, and no music, this soundtrack                       the Orchestra” and Igor Stravinsky’s           nomic environment – without cutting            Ms. Ingoglia’s Mrs. Lovett is like a                    Turpin, blossoms at first sight while he              Sondheim’s musical masterpiece.
will fill many of the silent moments.                      “The Firebird.”                                concerts or dramatically changing           seasoned juggler who effortlessly
   The music includes works by Hec-                           Mr. Wroe and the orchestra con-             programming – and he thanks the             handles sharp blades while performing
tor Berlioz, Claude Debussy,                               clude the season on May 8 at the               community for its support.                  in the Ringling Brothers Circus. With                          Worldwide PhotoWalk / Westfield, Saturday 7/17
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz                             Presbyterian Church in Westfield                                                           her marvelously consistent vocal range                      ~ Photos by Christina M. Hinke and Howard Schoenberger ~
Schubert, Richard Wagner and other                         with two major works featuring Chi-                                                        and superior acting skills, Ms. Ingoglia
atmospheric symphonic pieces, all                          nese choirs from across New Jersey.              Jobonanno, Godsons                        sets the bar high for the strong cast.                                      www.goleader.com/photos
intended to mimic the on-screen                            The first is the “Yellow River Can-                                                           From rolling out the imaginary dough
drama.                                                     tata” by Xinghai Xian.                          Perform at Echo Lake                       for her pies to painting a vocal picture
   The October 24 concert will also                           “This is arguably the most famous              MOUNTAINSIDE – The Union                 of lolling “By the Sea,” Mrs. Lovett
feature the Symphony No. 3, “Or-                           piece of quasi-classical music on the          County Summer Arts Festival 2009            draws in the audience to her own fan-
gan,” by Camille Saint-Saens, with                         Chinese continent, and it is very well-        concert series continues on Wednes-         tasy world which will include Todd by
soloist Barbara Thomson, organist                          known by the Chinese population,”              day, July 29, beginning at 7:30 p.m.,       her side. Ms. Ingoglia deliciously de-
and music director at the Congrega-                        Mr. Wroe said.                                 with music by Jobonanno and The             livers the song “A Little Priest” that is
tional Church in Westfield.                                   The second major work on the                Godsons of Soul at Echo Lake Park           piping hot and brimming with
   Mr. Wroe and the orchestra will                         program is Ludwig van Beethoven’s              on the border of Mountainside and           Sondheim’s clever lyrics.
close out 2008 with a New Year’s Eve                       Symphony No. 9, “Choral.” The con-             Westfield.                                     One of Ms. Ingoglia’s finest mo-
concert at Westfield High School.                          cert also includes Wagner’s “Ameri-               Jobonanno and The Godsons of             ments comes while echoing the lyrics,
The New Year’s Eve concert is one of                       can Overture,” described by Mr.                Soul have opened shows for the likes        “nothing’s gonna harm you” from the
the orchestra’s most popular events                        Wroe as a “rare gem.”                          of James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, the        melody “Not While I’m Around” to
of the entire year, and it is presented                       As previously mentioned, the con-           B-52’s, Mitch Ryder, Joan Jett, Eddie       Toby, a young simpleton who learns the
at the high school because of the                          cert on April 11 will feature the final        Money, Clarence Clemons and Gary            truth that Todd is a murderer. Ironically,
concert’s popularity.                                      round of a new annual competition              U.S. Bonds. In 2003 and 2007, they          she sings it like a lullaby, knowing that
   This year’s event will feature                          for young musicians. Introduced last           appeared at Giants Stadium before           he will be the next victim.
Broadway classics by Cole Porter,                          season, “Stars of Tomorrow” is a tri-          Bruce Springsteen and the E Street             Earlier, Toby (Carey Gsell) sings that
Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George                         state concerto competition that Mr.            Band took the stage.                        same song in clear tones with the bra-
Gershwin and others, performed by                          Wroe created because of the dimin-                Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic         vado of a three-year-old who will pro-
Broadway singers.                                          ishing number of concerto competi-             baskets are encouraged. Refreshments        tect his mum from the bogeyman.
   A world premiere performance will                       tions in the tri-state area – competi-         and snacks will be available from              Catching Ms. Ingoglia’s passion is
take place on February 20 at the Union                     tions that have offered prize money            vendors.                                    Kevin Melendez’s Todd. Convention-
                                                                                                             In case of rain, concerts will be        ally, the role is played with crazed                                                                     Christina M. Hinke for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                          held at the air-conditioned audito-         frenzy, but wisely, director Ms. Meryl                     THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING A BOAT...Jerry Diskin of Westfield maneuvers
                                                                                                          rium at Cranford High School, on            has Todd’s deeds speak for the charac-                     his handmade miniature boats as they floated on the Mindowaskin Pond in
                                                                                                          West End Place off Springfield Av-          ter. Mr. Melendez is no full-out mon-                      Westfield this Saturday. Many photo enthusiasts, who were in town as part of the
                                                                                                          enue in Cranford at 7:30 p.m. To learn      ster here, just a brooding man being                       Worldwide PhotoWalk, captured his boats in action.
                                                                                                          more, call (908) 558-4079 or visit          eaten away by the loss of a young wife
                                                                                                          ucnj.org/parks/summerarts.html.             and daughter while trying to exact his



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