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SP Planning Board                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DEP Analyzes
Okays Subdivision                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lead Discovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       By FRED ROSSI

 On South Avenue                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Specially Written for The Times

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Scotch Plains officials are mak-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ing an effort to ease any concerns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of residents about the recent dis-
            By FRED ROSSI                            Revised plans were then submit-                                                                                                                                                                                       covery of ammunition and lead on
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                                                  ted that eliminated the Algonguin                                                                                                                                                                                        a property at 2229 Morse Avenue.
   The Scotch Plains Planning Board               Drive access, and board member                                                                                                                                                                                              After the property, which was
gave its approval last week to a sub-             Robert LaCosta said residents who                                                                                                                                                                                        situated between Westfield and As-
division application from Cuni In-                inspected the new drawings were                                                                                                                                                                                          cot Roads, was recently sold, the
vestment Corporation, located at                  satisfied and had no further objec-                                                                                                                                                                                      township was informed of the pos-
2314 South Avenue, that will result               tions to the application and parking                                                                                                                                                                                     sibility that hazardous materials
in a subdivision of a lot located be-             lot improvements.                                                                                                                                                                                                        might be located on the property.
tween Algonquin Drive and Princeton                  Thomas Murphy, a professional                                                                                                                                                                                            The state Department of Envi-
Avenue into two separate lots, fol-               engineer who drew up the plans,                                                                                                                                                                                          ronmental Protection (DEP) was
lowed by improvements to a parking                pronounced the proposal “a win-win                                                                                                                                                                                       notified and visited the property
lot that serves an existing doctor’s              for both sides.” He also told The                                                                                                                                                                                        last week to measure the level of
office.                                           Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times that                                                                                                                                                                                         ammunition and lead on the site,
   The lot that would be carved from              he was confident that state transpor-                                                                                                                                                                                    which is eventually going to be
the existing one would remain unde-               tation officials would give their as-                                                                                                                                                                                    subdivided for the construction of
veloped and there would be no major               sent to the access onto South Av-                                                                                                                                                                                        several homes.
changes to the other lot, except for              enue, which as a state road is under                                                                                                                                                                                        Township Manager Thomas
improvements.                                     the state’s jurisdiction.                                                                                                                                                                                                Atkins told the Township Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Horace R. Corbin for The Times
   In July, the board held a hearing on              The new plans call for only one                     WELCOME TO FANWOOD...Freeholder Alexander Mirabella and his wife, Phyllis, welcome Senator Jon Corzine to                                                         at its conference meeting on Tues-
the initial application that included             access route into the parking lot,                     their home in Fanwood last Saturday morning for a highly attended Democrat gathering.                                                                             day night that the DEP has filed a
plans to create an entrance into the              from South Avenue to the west of the                                                                                                                                                                                     report and “is doing a thorough
revamped parking lot from Algonquin               building housing the doctor’s office.                                                                                                                                                                                    analysis” of the property. The
Drive near the South Avenue corner.
   Algonquin Drive residents, how-
ever, protested having the parking
                                                  The lot, which is unpaved at present,
                                                  would be paved, striped and land-
                                                                                                                      Meeting to Be Held to Discuss                                                                                                                        property’s former owner will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           responsible for complying with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           any remedial action recommended
lot access located on their street,                  At the board’s suggestion, Cuni                                                                                                                                                                                       by the DEP.
claiming it would increase vehicular
traffic. They also linked the proposal
with what they termed to be a prob-
                                                  attorney Lawrence Vastola agreed
                                                  to install more buffers around the
                                                  edge of the property, including a
                                                                                                                     Fanwood Park Historic District                                                                                                                           Mayor Martin Marks also urged
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           that letters be sent to neighbors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           alerting them to the situation and
lem with speeding cars on their street,           low fence along its western edge to                               By ELIZABETH CORRELL                     acter of the historic property.”                         the boundaries for the district and                  reassuring them that the DEP is
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which provides a quick connection                 prevent car headlights from shining                                                                           This is one of the reasons the bor-                   researching the homes.                               handling the matter.
between South and Hetfield Avenues.               onto homes on Princeton Avenue.                           Fanwood continues with its efforts               ough established the Historic Preser-                       The state has informed approxi-
                                                                                                         to procure historical status for cer-                                                                                                                                Within the next few weeks, an-
                                                  There were also questions raised                                                                           vation Commission, “to protect                           mately 76 households of the                          other step will be taken with re-
                                                  about the placement of trash recep-                    tain residential properties located on              against public encroachment,” she                        borough’s pursuit of historic status,
      Fall Back!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           gard to the ballfield expansion
                                                  tacles.                                                North and North Martine Avenues.                    said. An example of possible intru-                      the fact that their property is on this
                                                                                                            The area, known as Fanwood Park                                                                                                                                project at Park Middle School.
                                                     Dr. Nicholas Cunicella, the                                                                             sion occurred approximately 20 years                     list, and next week’s meeting.                       The council needs to pass a reso-
                                                  building’s owner and prime tenant,                     Historic District, will be discussed at             ago, when the county wanted to widen                        Mrs. O’Brien believes it is impor-
  Daylight Savings Time Ends                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               lution approving an agreement
                                                  said he presently puts office trash                    a meeting next Tuesday, October 28,                 Martine Avenue.                                          tant that private property owners
  Sunday, October 26, 2 a.m.                                                                             at 7:30 p.m. at Fanwood Borough                                                                                                                                   with Fanwood and the Scotch
                                                  into three garbage cans that are placed                                                                       “If that were to happen, Fanwood                      understand that the listing does not                 Plains-Fanwood Board of Educa-
                                                  outside the building.                                  Hall.                                               would not look like Fanwood any-                         put any limitations on work they                     tion on how the project’s funds
                                                     Mr. LaCosta wondered whether                           Bob Craig from the state’s His-                  more,” said Mrs. O’Brien.                                might wish to do to their property,
                                                                                                         toric Preservation Office, and Nancy                                                                                                                              will be processed over the course
                                                  trash needs would increase in the                                                                             Ms. Zerbe has been working on                         including alterations, renovation, sale
                                                  future and if it might be necessary at                 Zerbe, President of a consultant firm               the project for five years, laying out                               CONTINUED ON PAGE 12
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                                                  some point to build some type of                       named Arch in Metuchen and an
                                                  enclosure.                                             architectural historian who has been
                                                     It was agreed that a section of the
                                                  revamped parking lot’s curbing will
                                                  be built in such a way as to make the
                                                                                                         working with the borough, will an-
                                                                                                         swer questions from the public, and
                                                                                                         make a slide presentation.
                                                                                                                                                               U.S. Senator Jon Corzine Shows
                                                                                                            In an interview with The Scotch
                                                  placement of a fenced-in enclosure
                                                  possible, if needed in the future.                     Plains-Fanwood Times, Dolores
                                                                                                         O’Brien, Chairwoman of Fanwood’s
                                                                                                         Historic Preservation Commission,
                                                                                                                                                               Support for Fanwood Democrats
Officials Dedicate Park                                                                                  explained that the area was named
                                                                                                         Fanwood Park Historic District due
                                                                                                         to the “park-like setting” of these
                                                                                                                                                                      By MATT MARINO
                                                                                                                                                                     Specially Written for The Times

                                                                                                                                                                The Fanwood Democratic Com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      candidate Colleen Mahr, and coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cil candidates Jack Molenaar and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Donna Dolce.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          while several levels of government
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          officials were present, “the reason
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          we all came together today is all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         With Election Day approaching,                   local.”
To Alan M. Augustine                                                                                     streets.
                                                                                                            The area is “being considered by
                                                                                                         the New Jersey Review Board for
                                                                                                                                                             mittee, in conjunction with Free-
                                                                                                                                                             holder Alexander Mirabella, hosted
                                                                                                                                                             a “Coffee and Conversation” at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the three Fanwood candidates sought
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to establish a stronger connection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “I am so very proud to have the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          opportunity to endorse, support and
            By FRED ROSSI                         gentleman” and noted that he had                       Historic Sites for nomination to the                freeholder’s Fanwood home on Sat-                        with Democrat candidates at the                     work with our local ticket, who I
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                                                  been a prime participant in the                        New Jersey and National Register of                 urday morning.                                           county and state levels.                            believe are going to win,” added
   The Village Green in Scotch Plains             township’s purchase of the Village                     Historic Places, which are official                    The featured guest was United                            Freeholder Scutari is running for                Assemblywoman Stender.
was formally rededicated last Satur-              Green property.                                        lists of historic properties worthy of              States Senator Jon Corzine, and other                    State Senate in the 22nd District,                    Following introductions of the vari-
day morning as Alan M. Augustine                     Mr. McClintock, a council col-                      preservation,” stated Mrs. O’Brien.                 attendees included Assemblywoman                         while Assemblywoman Stender, As-                    ous candidates, Senator Corzine
Park in a ceremony full of fond memo-             league of Mr. Augustine, called the                       “Listing in both registers provides              Linda Stender, Assemblyman Jerry                         semblyman Green, and Freeholders                    spoke to the audience about a variety
ries of the former Mayor and Assem-               late Assemblyman his mentor, and                       recognition of the community’s his-                 Green, and Freeholders Deborah                           Scanlon, Mirabella and Holmes are                   of issues, particularly politics in gen-
blyman who died in June 2001.                     recalled a number of humorous mo-                      toric importance and assists in pre-                Scanlon, Chester Holmes, Nicholas                        all up for re-election in their respec-             eral. He also echoed earlier com-
   Mr. Augustine’s wife, Jeanne, also             ments he shared with Mr. Augustine.                    serving our nation’s heritage,” she                 Scutari and Louis Mingo, Jr.                             tive offices.                                       ments made by Assemblywoman
took part by turning on a new foun-                  Councilwoman Nancy Malool,                          added. “Most importantly, it assures                   The purpose of the gathering was                         Assemblywoman Stender, who is                    Stender about the importance of lo-
tain in the center of the park, which             who worked in Mr. Augustine’s leg-                     protective review of public projects                to raise awareness for Fanwood’s                         also the Chairwoman of the Fanwood                  cal politics.
is situated next to the Municipal                 islative office for seven years, said he               that might adversely affect the char-               Democratic candidates – mayoral                          Democratic Committee, noted that                              CONTINUED ON PAGE 12
Building on Park Avenue.                          was like a member of her family.
   The sun was breaking through the                  Mr. Augustine’s son, Alan Augus-
early morning clouds as a crowd of
several dozen gathered to hear Mayor
Martin Marks, along with former
                                                  tine, Jr., also made brief remarks.
                                                     The new fountain is a six-sided
                                                  structure surrounded by a low brick-
                                                                                                           Bob Sommerich of FW Lauded by Assembly,
Mayor William McClintock, who
headed a committee that secured fund-
ing for the new fountain, extol the
virtues of Mr. Augustine, who served
                                                  faced wall topped by slate for seating.
                                                     Funding for the construction came
                                                  from donations, a state grant and
                                                  monies from Commerce Bank and
                                                                                                           Freeholders for Blood Drive Work, Donations
on the Township Council for 20 years,             Wachovia Bank.                                                       By MATT MARINO                        October 16, Bob Sommerich of                             lutions – one being a joint resolution              Chief Eric Mason of the Cranford
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including three terms as mayor.                      After his death, Mrs. Augustine                                                                         Fanwood was honored for his contri-                      from the State Senate and Assembly,                 Police Department, who was recently
   Mayor Marks called Mr. August-                 told township officials that it had                      In a presentation made at the                     butions to organizing blood drives                       and the other from the Freeholder                   appointed the first African-Ameri-
ine, who was a State Assemblyman                  always been her husband’s hope that                    agenda meeting of the Union County                  and donating blood.                                      Board.                                              can police chief ever to serve in
for nine years, “the quintessential                        CONTINUED ON PAGE 12                          Board of Chosen Freeholders on                        Mr. Sommerich received two reso-                          Fanwood resident and Assembly-                   Cranford Township.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      woman Linda Stender spoke of Mr.                       Freeholder Chester Holmes, who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sommerich’s dedication to blood                     presented the resolution, emphasized
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      drives, noting that he was named the                the significance of Chief Mason’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2002 Amateur Recruiter of the Year                  accomplishment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      by New Jersey Blood Services.                          “There are not many African-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “I have always known you as a                    American chiefs in the state of New
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      caring person, but to see you put that              Jersey,” commented Freeholder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      into such action is such a reward for               Holmes, who served 29 years as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      me,” she said.                                      police officer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mr. Sommerich reminded the au-                      He also noted the numerous acco-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      dience that donating blood is an im-                lades and awards presented to Chief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      portant part of society.                            Mason, which include a Role Model
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “I do what I do believing that this is           Award from the Roselle chapter of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in the best interests of our local com-             NAACP; the YMCA of New Jersey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      munity, and all over the place,” he said,           2002 Minority Achievement Award;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      adding that he began donating blood in              an administrative citation recognizing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the 1980s. “The more you learn, the                 his service in the line of duty, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      more you know there is a need.”                     several departmental citations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mr. Sommerich, who is 88 years                      Chief Mason thanked the board for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      old, recognized that he is fortunate to             its recognition of his appointment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      still be able to donate blood at his                   “I look forward to serving the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      age.                                                Township of Cranford and working
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “I am just lucky enough to be 88                 with the other chiefs in the county to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      years old, still able…in the hope of                make…Union County and the Town-
                 Horace R. Corbin for The Times                                                                                                                                                                       donating for another 10 years,” he said.            ship of Cranford a safer place to
REMEMBERING...A large crowd of                                                                                                                                                                                           A resolution was also presented to               live,” he said.
citizens, friends, families and officials
gathered at the Village Green in Scotch
Plains last Saturday morning to at-                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PAGE INDEX
tend the ceremony dedicating the foun-                                                                                                                                                                                Regional ........ 2-3             Obituary ........ 8              Real Estate .... 17-18
tain memorial in honor of the late                                                                                                                                                                                    Editorial ........ 4-5            Education ...... 9               A&E .............. 19-20
State Assemblyman Alan Augustine.                                                                                                                                                                                     Community ... 6-7                 Sports ............ 13-16

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                                                                                                                                     District 22 Republicans Take
                                                                                                                                    Ballot Battle to Supreme Court
                                                                                                                                             By FRED ROSSI                  weeks since local Democrats on                 Instead, the appeal asks the high
                                                                                                                                          Specially Written for The Times
                                                                                                                                                                            October 1 named the Union County            court to stay the results of next
                                                                                                                                    DISTRICT 22 -- Having ex-               Freeholder to replace Senator               month’s election and then hear the
                                                                                                                                 hausted all legal avenues in New           Suliga after the incumbent with-            case afterwards in order to render a
                                                                                                                                 Jersey in an attempt to block Demo-        drew from the race in the wake of a         judgment on what Mr. Marks, the
                                                                                                                                 crats from replacing State Senator         late September incident in Atlantic         Mayor of Scotch Plains, says was a
                                                                                                                                 Joseph Suliga on the general elec-         City and after other negative press         “bad decision last year” by the
                                                                                                                                 tion ballot in 12 days, 22nd Dis-          reports were published concerning           New Jersey Supreme Court when it
                                                                                                                                 trict Republicans are now taking           his conduct elsewhere.                      approved a similar ballot switch
                                                                                                                                 their case to the U.S. Supreme                Local Republicans first appealed         after Democrats replaced Robert
                                                                                                                                 Court.                                     the ballot switch in Union County           Torricelli with Frank Lautenberg
                                                                                                                                    Martin Marks, the Republican            Superior Court, claiming that the           in the U.S. Senate race barely a
                                                                                                                                 Senate candidate, told The Scotch          ballot replacement was wrongly              month before the election.
                                                                                                                                 Plains-Fanwood Times that an ap-           made after the statutory deadline              The ballot battle has not led to a
                                                                                                                                 peal had been formally filed early         for replacing candidates had                freeze in campaign activities on
                                                                                                                                 this week with Justice David Souter,       passed, but Judge Edward Beglin,            either side, as both candidates have
                                                                                                                                 who handles initial appeals filed in       Jr. upheld the Suliga replacement.          been campaigning throughout Dis-
                                                                                                                                 the First Circuit, of which New               Similar appeals to an Appellate          trict 22 for the past several weeks
                                                                                                                                 Jersey is a part. A hearing before         Court and the state Supreme Court           and have also been mailing cam-
                                                                                                                                 the full court will depend on Jus-         were also denied.                           paign literature to voters.
                                                                                                Horace R. Corbin for The Times
                                                                                                                                 tice Souter’s recommendation.                 “It’s not necessarily an emergent           Internal poll results for the Marks
SUPPORTING CROWD...Senator Jon Corzine chats with Fanwood Mayoral candidate Colleen Mahr last Saturday at                           The GOP has been fighting to            appeal,” Mr. Marks said of the U.S.         for Senate Campaign indicate a
the Fanwood home of Freeholder Alexander Mirabella and his wife, Phyllis. Pictured, left to right, are: Freeholder               keep Democrat Nicholas Scutari
Mirabella, Assemblywoman Linda Stender, Freeholder Deborah Scanlon, Senator Corzine, Mrs. Mahr and Fanwood                                                                  Supreme Court filing, adding that           statisitical “Dead Heat” in district
                                                                                                                                 off the ballot for the past several        he didn’t expect to hear from the           22: 37 percent Scutari, 34 percent
Borough Council candidate Jack Molenaar.
                                                                                                                                                                            high court this week nor did he             Marks, balance undecided, with a
    Citizens’ Input Welcome                                                         State DEP Analyzes Finding
                                                                                                                                                                            expect the justices to order Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                            Scutari off the ballot or to order a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 percent margin of error. The poll
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        completed by pollster Adam Geller
                                                                                                                                                                            delay in the November 4 election.           of National Research, Inc.
    For Revenue Block Grant                                                         Of Lead, Ammunition in SP
   SCOTCH PLAINS – Scotch Plains          The projects funded throughout                                          CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Mayor Martin Marks has an-             the 19 member municipalities in-           of the development.                            since the new interest rate will be
nounced a public hearing will be       clude housing rehabilitation, neigh-          The Fanwood Borough Council                 around 4.2 percent.
held on the HUD Revenue Sharing        borhood preservation, code en-             and the school board are also ex-                 As a result, he said, the total net
Block Grant, XXX Year funding on       forcement, senior citizens facili-         pected to pass similar agreements.             savings over the remaining 20-year
Wednesday, October 29, in Room         ties, childcare facilities, and vari-      It is possible that the Township               life of the $6.535 million being
202, Municipal Building, 430 Park      ous social service programs.               Council could act at its regular               refinanced will be $1.175 million,
Avenue in Scotch Plains at 7:30                                                   meeting next week, when it will                or about $58,000 annually.
p.m.                                                                              also hold a public hearing on an                  Township Attorney Douglas
   “We are attempting to set our
own priorities and want to know
                                            Augustine                             ordinance authorizing the appro-
                                                                                  priation of $225,000 to be used on
                                                                                                                                 Hansen called it “a substantial sav-
                                                                                                                                 ing” that was almost double the
how our own citizens feel the county           CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
                                                                                  the Field of Dreams project, which             amount that had been anticipated.
allocation should be spent,” said      a fountain could be placed on the          is being funded partly by $300,000                Mr. Atkins said the 2004 munici-
Mayor Marks.                           Village Green.                             in matching grant funds from Union             pal budget process began this week
   According to the mayor, the town-     A host of local politicians, past        County.                                        with a meeting with all department
ship has benefited from Commu-         and present, were on hand for the 30-         Bids for the $825,000 project               and division heads to review the
nity Development funds since 1975      minute ceremony. Besides the five          have been received and it’s expected           procedures for the development and
amounting to over $3,750,000. It is    present members of the Township            that an award will be made in the              submission of next year’s spending
expected that approximately            Council, former Mayors McClintock,         next few weeks.                                requests.
$6,000,000 will be available to        Joan Papen, Irene Schmidt, Alice              In other business, the council is              He told the council that, as of
Union County for XXX Year fund-        Agran, Robert Johnston and Geri            expected to introduce an ordinance             now, “the revenue picture does not
ing.                                   Samuel were in attendance, along           next week that is aimed at curbing             seem to be as problematic as what
   The hearing will be chaired by      with former State Senator and Act-         illegal parking on properties over-            we encountered in 2003.” How-
Thomas Douress, Robert Johnston,       ing Governor Donald DiFrancesco,           seen by the township, especially at            ever, he cautioned that, “there will
Philip Schick and Joseph Duff, of-     former Unite States Congressman            Scotch Hill County Club.                       be many challenges.”
ficial delegates to the Revenue        Bob Franks, former State Senator              There is evidence that newly-                  This year’s local budget was fi-
Sharing Committee.                     Richard Bagger, State Assemblyman          created parking spaces on Jerusa-              nanced by an 18-point increase in
   Nineteen towns in Union County      Jerry Green, Union County Free-            lem Road, for instance, are being              the municipal portion of property
are involved, and all projects must    holder Lewis Mingo and Union               used for commercial or other non-              tax bills. Mr. Atkins did point to
have a 2/3 majority of the total       County Superior Court Judge Ed-            recreational purposes, such as the             three areas – health insurance, sew-
committee membership approval          ward Beglin, Jr.                           parking of trucks owned by private             age fees and pension contributions
in order to become reality.                                                       companies.                                     – where he expects expenditure in-
   Application for projects will be                                                  When the parking lot at the coun-           creases next year to be excessively
available at Township Hall and in-         Become A Subscriber:                                                                                                             SPECIAL CHAPERONE…Scotch Plains-Fanwood Superintendent of Schools
                                                                                  try club was redesigned earlier this           high.                                      Dr. Carole Choye walked to school with Evergreen Elementary School third
clude complete instructions con-            Call (908) 232-4407                   year, cut-ins were built into the                 The township’s health insurance         graders Matthew and Emily Boruch on International Walk to School Day that
cerning project eligibility.                                                      curbing on Jerusalem Road and                  contract expires at the end of this        was celebrated in early October. Evergreen students and their parents joined
                                                                                  Plainfield Avenue and a dozen or                                                          others around the world in walking to school together with a purpose – to
                                                                                                                                 year and he said all carriers are          promote health, safety, physical activity, and concern for the environment. In
                                                                                  so parking spaces were added for               seeking what he termed “whop-              addition to Dr. Choye, other V.I.P. walkers included Evergreen Principal Randi
                                                                                  those country club members who                 ping” increases in premiums.               De Brito and the school’s Adopt-a-Cop, Albert Sellinger.
                Fanwood Candidates Forum                                          are able to walk a bit of a further
                                                                                  distance to the property. Instead,
  The public is invited to the Fanwood Candidates Forum on
  Friday, October 24 at 8 p.m. at the Borough Hall. TV35 will
                                                                                  there have been reports of trucks
                                                                                  parking in those spaces.
                                                                                                                                   Borough of Fanwood Slates                                                            S. Plains Senior Citizens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        To Welcome ‘Hi-Steppers’
  telecast the event which is sponsored by the League of
  Women’s Voters and by The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times.
                                                                                     Councilwoman Nancy Malool
                                                                                  called the proposed restrictions “a              Halloween Parade, Contests                                                               SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch
                                                                                  good ordinance for the senior citi-               FANWOOD — The annual                    entry to LaGrande Park between 4             Plains Senior Citizen Advisory
  Voting day is Tuesday, November 4.                                              zens.”                                         Fanwood Halloween Party will be            and 6 p.m. on the day of the event.          Group will present a performance
                                                                                     Last month, the council passed                                                                                                      by the Franklin Hi-Steppers of
                                                                                                                                 held on Friday, October 31, at             Each jack-o-lantern must have the            Somerset, a troupe of 12 tap-danc-
                                                                                  an ordinance authorizing the Scotch            LaGrande Park immediately follow-          contestant’s name and address. Con-          ing seniors, at 1 p.m. on Wednes-
                                                                                  Plains Senior Citizen Housing Cor-             ing the parade.                            testants must take them away after           day, November 5.

   Don’t go                                                                       poration to refinance bonds that
                                                                                  were issued in 1993 to construct
                                                                                  the senior housing complex at the
                                                                                                                                    In the event of inclement weather,
                                                                                                                                 the celebration will be held the fol-
                                                                                                                                 lowing evening. Individuals can learn
                                                                                                                                                                            the contest or they will be disposed
                                                                                                                                                                               Doughnuts and cider will be served,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The free performance, open to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the public, will be held at the Italian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         American Clubhouse on Valley Av-

   changing                                                                       south end of Martine Avenue.
                                                                                     The interest rate on the original
                                                                                  30-year bonds was 5.5 percent, and
                                                                                                                                 of postponements via TV-35 or by
                                                                                                                                 calling (908) 889-2080.
                                                                                                                                    The parade, starting at 6:30 p.m.,
                                                                                                                                                                            sponsored by the Fanwood Recre-
                                                                                                                                                                            ation Department.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         enue in Scotch Plains.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Franklin Hi-Steppers began
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         12 years ago under the leadership of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         choreographer Helen Frenick. All
                                                                                  Mr. Atkins reported that the re-               will proceed from the Fanwood Me-                                                       of the dancers practice twice a week
                                                                                  funding will be “extremely benefi-
                                                                                  cial” to the housing corporation,
                                                                                                                                 morial Library to LaGrande Park.
                                                                                                                                 Those wishing to march should re-            FW Historic                                and perform at numerous venues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         per month.
  Costume Contest                                                                                                                port to the library, located at North               CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They have performed all over New
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jersey, including in Atlantic City, at
   Saturday 2pm                                                                           Corzine
                                                                                                                                 Avenue and Tillotson Road, by 6:15
                                                                                                                                                                            or demolition.
                                                                                                                                                                               “The state and federal governments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the PNC Bank Arts Center and at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Meadowlands, among other
                                                                                                                                    The age groups for costume and          do not attach any restrictive cov-           places. They also entertain at nurs-
                                                                                          CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1                  jack-o-lantern judging will be as fol-     enants to these properties,” said Mrs.       ing homes, hospitals and schools
                                                                                     “It really does start at a local            lows: Preschool; Kindergarten and          O’Brien.                                     throughout the state. Additionally, a
                                                                                                                                                                               Many homes in the district were           few of the dancers design and sew

   ...My clock                                                         Williams   level moving on up,” commented                 first grade; second grade through
                                                                                                                                                                            built before 1935.                           their own costumes.
                                                                                  Senator Corzine, who later an-                 third grade; fourth through fifth                                                          The Hi-Steppers have received
                                                                                  swered several questions about dif-                                                          The New Jersey State Review Board
                                                                                                                                 grade; sixth through 10th grade, and                                                    more than 30 plaques and other
                                                                                                                                                                            will meet in Trenton on Wednesday,
                                                                                  ferent topics from local residents.            adults.                                                                                 awards, and the County of Somerset
                                                                                                                                                                            December 3, to consider the nomina-
                                                                                     The Fanwood candidates’ debate                 Prizes will be awarded for Pretti-      tion and render a decision. The meet-        chose the group’s choreographer as
                                                                                  will be held on Friday, October 24,            est, Spookiest, Funniest, and Most                                                      Woman of the Year in Entertainment.
                                                                                                                                                                            ing will be open to the public.                 For more information about the
                                                                                  at 8 p.m. at Fanwood Borough Hall,             Original costumes.                            A copy of the historic status applica-    upcoming performance, please call
    You may forget to change your clock                                           and it will also be broadcast live on
                                                                                                                                    All those wishing to enter the jack-    tion is available for public inspection
                                                                                                                                                                            at the Fanwood Memorial Library.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (908) 889-2084.
                                                                                                                                 o-lantern contest must deliver their
  on Saturday, but don’t forget about our
  costume contest. Kids can win $50
  cash for 1st or $25 for second and a
  beanie baby for third. There are 3 age
  categories: 5 years & under, 6-12 years,
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  and adults (age disclosure not                                                             Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  required).                                                                                      by the Supreme Court of New Jersey
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