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OUR 118th YEAR – ISSUE NO. 41-2008                                 Periodical – Postage Paid at Westfield, N.J.                           Thursday, October 9, 2008                                  www.goleader.com                                                                      SIXTY CENTS
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         Resident Seeks Anti-Loitering
         Laws to Deter ‘Lewd’ Behavior
      By MICHAEL J. POLLACK                           A band of “misfits” congregates on               In response, she and other downtown
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                                                   the pavement area off Central Avenue             residents have formed a coalition whose
   WESTFIELD – A downtown                          behind Starbucks, setting fire to                goal it is to rid the town of such “hooli-
Westfield resident has called the living           dumpsters, engaging in drug use, van-            gans.” Ms. Augustine, who is a lawyer,
conditions in her neighborhood “hell-              dalizing property and disturbing the             said the coalition will be “creative le-
ish” due to “raucous and lewd juve-                peace, according to Ms. Augustine.               gally” but will achieve its goal. She has
niles,” and she has asked the town coun-              Ms. Augustine said it has gotten to           proposed “anti-loitering legislation” to
cil to impose stricter anti-loitering laws         the point that a homeless man is now             the Code Review and Town Property
and consider enforcing a curfew.                   engaging in sexual acts with his mate            Committee, along with establishing
   Linda Augustine, the daughter of the            in public. Ms. Augustine said one                vagrancy laws and reestablishing a cur-
late Alan Augustine, a former Republi-             person blew smoke in her face, and               few. She is even considering making a
can assemblyman, mayor and council-                teens yell expletives and curse at citi-         documentary of what is occurring.
man from Scotch Plains, lives on East              zens. She said she has seen senior                  “We want juice behind the loitering
Broad Street above the Windmill Res-               citizens “quaking” when they see a               signs that do exist,” she said.
taurant. She told the council the “patri-          movie at the Rialto.                                Ms. Augustine said she has spoken at
cian, Shangri-La” Westfield of her child-             “This is bigger than wood chips and           length with Police Chief John Parizeau,
hood has been replaced by one resem-               traffic circles,” she said. “I’ve had my         who was present at the meeting. The
bling “hell.” According to Ms. Augus-              bike speared with a knife and pornogra-          chief said he has proposed a “more
tine, because of the prevailing policies           phy drawn on it. I’ve had my furniture           saturated patrol there.” He said drug
and culture of Westfield, the town has             stolen. There are pools of urine out-            arrests have been made. He has also
become a “teen Mecca.”                             side.”                                           arranged for a detective to meet with
                                                                                                    Ms. Augustine, who is disabled, to aid
                                                                                                    her.                                                                                                                                                                       Greg Ryan for The Westfield Leader
                                                                                                       Second Ward Councilwoman JoAnn                    LINCOLN CEREMONY...Last Saturday, October 4, Lincoln School held a dedication ceremony and tour of its newly
                                                                                                    Neylan said she has seen children loi-               renovated school, located at 728 Westfield Avenue. Parents were able to tour the district’s first Early Childhood Learning
                                                                                                    tering in that area but said after police            Center. The 1922 school building has been completely renovated and specially designed for the youngest learners.
                                                                                                    instruct them to disperse, they return.
                                                                                                       Fellow Second Ward Councilwoman
                                                                                                    Vicki Kimmins said, “I have been wor-
                                                                                                    ried to walk into that area before. I think
                                                                                                                                                             Sen. Lance Favors Regulation
                                                                                                    we should revisit our [anti-] loitering
                                                                                                    ordinance… However, I still want to
                                                                                                    encourage kids to use our town.”
                                                                                                                                                           On Mortgages, Less Fed. Spending
                                                                                                        First Ward Councilman Sal Caruana                           By PAUL J. PEYTON                              posed in Trenton. As an example, he Jersey income tax is based on gross not
                                                                                                                                                               Specially Written for The Westfield Leader
                                                                                                    said he is “sensitive” to Ms. Augustine’s                                                                      said the new legislation contained tax adjusted income, and is “very heavily
                                                                                                    problem. However, taking issue with                     WESTFIELD — State Senator and                          breaks for everything from producers reliant on upper income New Jerseyans.”
                                                                                                    her proposed solutions, he said, “The                7th Congressional District Republican                     of rum in Puerto Rico and the Virgin         He said the top 1 percent of wage
                                                                                                    law doesn’t distinguish between good                 candidate Leonard Lance gave his views                    Islands to the production of American earners account for the top 40 percent
                                                                                                    and bad kids. A curfew will apply for                during an interview with The Westfield                    bows and arrows. He called the addi- of the state’s income tax revenue, while
                                                                                                    everyone.” He said Westfield could not               Leader last week on a range of topics                     tional spending “inappropriate.”          the top 10 percent account for 80 per-
                                                           Horace Corbin for The Westfield Leader   operate as a “police state,” which says,             from the federal bailout bill to the state’s                 He said a year ago, the United States cent of the income tax.
INDEPENDENT CHOICE...Candidate for Congress in the 7th District, Bridgewater                        “C students must go home but A stu-                  finances to the Iraq and Afghanistan                      had five investment banks. “Lehman           He said Wall Street’s troubles would
Councilman Michael Hsing (right), takes to the Internet in expressing his views to                  dents can stay out. A law would affect               wars. See the video of the interview at                   Brothers no longer exists. Bear Sterns, likely spread to Trenton’s coffers, as
reach voters for the November 4 election during a video interview with The Westfield                everyone.”                                           goleader.com/08election.                                  of course, has been sold, and Merrill bonuses are much lower. Mr. Lance
Leader editor Paul Peyton last Thursday. See goleader.com/08election.
                                                                                                       Ms.Augustine replied that those caus-                He said last week’s $700-billion fed-                  Lynch is now part of Bank of America, said one of the main reasons he decided
                                                                                                    ing the problem would not listen to                  eral bailout of the nation’s financial                    and Goldman Sachs and Morgan to run for Congress was due to the
   FW Recycling Center is                                                                           authority figures or concerned residents.
                                                                                                       “I spoke to one of the children, and he
                                                                                                                                                         system shows the crisis is not just im-
                                                                                                                                                         pacting Wall Street but “small busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Stanley have indicated that they will growing national debt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   become commercial banks.” He said            “I believe the transcendent issue of
                                                                                                    said to me, ‘You can’t touch me… I live              nesses across America.”                                   commercial banks are under stricter our time is fiscal responsibility. A great
  Manager Ebersole’s Passion                                                                        in a multi-million-dollar house…’ We
                                                                                                    have a cancer, and we need to get the
                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Lance said the bill approved by
                                                                                                                                                         the Senate and House on Friday con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   regulations, which he favors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “I think part of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             indication of lack of fiscal responsibil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ity is a $10-trillion fed-
         By DEBBIE HOFFMAN                         signed to the center by the courts to                       CONTINUED ON PAGE 10                      tained pork spending that he has op-                      problem has been that                                       eral deficit,” he said.
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                                                   serve community service do the work.                                                                                                                            there has not been                                          Mr. Lance pointed to
   FANWOOD — Alan Ebersole runs
the Fanwood Recycling Center with
                                                   “I’m dealing with people’s lives here,”
                                                   Mr. Ebersole said. “They [commu-
                                                                                                      Hsing Favors Slashing Fed                                                                                    enough regulation. But
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I think that era is ending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               last year’s $300-billion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               farm bill, which was
an iron fist.                                      nity service workers] are here be-                                                                                                                              and that there will be                                      vetoed by President
   The Fanwood resident and Bell
Telephone retiree has managed the
                                                   cause of drugs, shoplifting, DWI
                                                   (driving while intoxicated) and simple
                                                                                                      Budget, ‘Fairer’ Tax System                                                                                  greater regulation as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   these banks merge into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               George W. Bush but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               later overridden by
center since 1987, soon after the State            assault. They come from all walks of                        By PAUL J. PEYTON                         changing the threshold on the capital                     commercial banks,” he                                       Congress. He said he
                                                                                                          Specially Written for The Westfield Leader
of New Jersey mandated that munici-                life from laborers to lawyers.”                                                                       gains tax although he did not provide                     said.                                                       would have opposed
palities begin recycling.                             The World War II Army veteran                    WESTFIELD — Bridgewater                           an actual percentage saying a detailed                       Mr. Lance said in                                        the legislation.
   The center began as a joint venture             said he runs the place like he’s still in        Councilman Michael Hsing admits he                   analysis was needed to provide that                       1999, during the admin-                                        Mr. Lance said he
between Scotch Plains and Fanwood,                 the military. “I don’t coddle anyone,”           faces a tough uphill battle as an Inde-              number.                                                   istration of President                                      has a record as a fiscal
but after less than a year, Scotch Plains          he said.                                         pendent candidate against the more                      Mr. Hsing said he was “open to”                        Bill Clinton, a Republi-                                    conservative in Tren-
turned to curbside recycling. “Out of                 Mr. Ebersole said that some of his            established main party candidates,                   either repealing or replacing the fed-                    can majority in Con-                                        ton, saying he has op-
the 21 municipalities in Union County,             “volunteers” are students from local             Republican State Senator Leonard                     eral estate tax “with a more reasonable                   gress repealed the                                          posed state borrowing
we’re the only ones doing this,” Mr.               high schools serving Saturday deten-             Lance of Clinton and Democratic As-                  system or more reasonable tax code.”                      Glass-Stiegel Act, a law                                    without voter ap-
Ebersole said.                                     tions.                                           semblywoman Linda Stender of                            On federal spending, the candidate                     dating back to the Great        Sen. Leonard Lance          proval. He said New
   What Fanwood is doing is having                    Last year the center made close to            Fanwood. See the video of the inter-                 said the level of current federal spend-                  Depression that “sepa-                                         Jerseyans would
its residents bring their recyclable               $120,000. That money is divided                  view at goleader.com/08election.                     ing is “unacceptable.”                                    rated commercial banking from invest- vote on a referendum in November
trash to the center instead of leaving             among 25 civic organizations, which                 Born and raised in Taiwan, Mr.                       “We are spending money and bor-                        ment banking.”                            that, if approved, would make that state
it at the curb of their home. “Our                 are paid $400 each for four hours of             Hsing immigrated to the United States                rowing money that not only [we] can-                         “As a result of the repeal of Glass- law under a proposed state Constitu-
residents have to work harder [at re-              work on a Saturday. Each of the civic            in 1983. A registered Republican, he                 not pay back, that your grandchildren                     Stiegel, these investment banks have tion amendment he sponsored.
cycling] than other residents in the               organizations must provide 10 people             is now serving his second term on the                from many generations cannot pay                          been involved in matters that were not       On the topic of alternative energy,
county,” Mr. Ebersole said.                        to the site on Saturdays. “It’s a source         Bridgewater council after first being                back. We are destroying their future.                     formerly permitted,” Mr. Lance said.      Mr. Lance said he wants to be sure that
   Not only do Fanwood residents                   of fundraising for them,” Mr. Ebersole           elected in 2001.                                     The American Dream is not just for us                        He said there was “too much pres- there is an appropriate location to dis-
have to drive to the North Avenue                  said.                                               During an interview Thursday at The               to enjoy. We should really make sure                      sure” on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose of nuclear waste before construct-
facility with their recyclables, they                 The civic organizations involved              Westfield Leader, the candidate said as              that our next generations will continue                   to make loans “that were inappropri- ing more facilities. He said some Euro-
have to separate everything before-                are from Plainfield, Fanwood, Scotch             a councilman in a community of 45,000                to have the American Dream,” he said.                     ate” to persons without the ability to pean nations reprocess this waste. Mr.
hand. Colored glass has to be sepa-                Plains, Westfield and Mountainside.              residents and with a municipal budget                “The national deficit is definitely some-                 make their mortgage payments. Mr. Lance favors wind and solar power, as
rated from clear glass. Newspapers                 “They have to be here no matter the              of $20 million, he has had “the oppor-               thing we need to stop…. We need to                        Lance said further federal regulation is well as cellulosic-based ethanol pro-
have to be tied in bundles. Tin cans               weather because the public has to be             tunity to learn a lot about how to govern            stop the bleeding right here.”                            needed to stop banks from making these duced from corn stalk. Mr. Lance said
have to be separated from aluminum.                served,” he said.                                a community of this size and of this                    Mr. Hsing said the first priority of                   types of loans, as well as on credit he is opposed to corn-based ethanol,
Rings and lead covers must be re-                     Last year extra funds were donated            kind of population,” including land use              the federal government must be to                         rating agencies that bundled these mort- which, he said,
moved from bottles.                                to the Fanwood Rescue Squad, fire                law and government structure.                        “revive the economy,” while increas-                      gages and sold them as securities.        uses more energy to produce and which has
   After separating everything and                 department and library.                             While saying he would “probably                   ing federal revenues and cutting                             “These credit rating agencies gave caused corn prices in Third World countries
arriving at the center, the cars are                  What began as a mission for Mr.               have had to vote” for the $700-billion               “wasteful spending.” He said the fed-                     these bundled mortgages a high rating, to increase. Mr. Lance also favors reduced
unloaded and the items are put into                Ebersole has now become a passion.               bailout bill in Congress for the nation’s            eral government could be “more effi-                      sometimes Triple-A, and clearly that tariffs on sugar-based ethanol and wants to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             examine the use of oil shale in Colorado,
the appropriate bins. Plastics, marked             “Nature is beginning to get our atten-           financial system, Mr. Hsing said there               cient” and “more productive” in its                       was not the case,” he said.               Nevada and Utah.
with numbers one, two and three, are               tion,” he said. “Things are happening            remains a lot of room for improve-                   defense department spending. He also                         Looking at state politics, Mr. Lance      Mr. Lance opposes oil drilling off the
separated for recycling. “Other num-               right before our eyes and I believe in           ment in both the defeated House bill                 said spending on the nation’s space                       said, “New Jersey’s financial situation New Jersey coast over concerns it would
bers can’t be recycled,” Mr. Ebersole              educating the public.”                           and the bill approved by the Senate                  program is another area that should                       is not good.” A ranking member of the negatively impact the state’s tourism indus-
said.                                                 The center welcomes anyone with               and House late last week and signed                  be looked at to save tax dollars, as                      senate budget committee, he said New                 CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
   Both volunteers and people as-                            CONTINUED ON PAGE 10                   by President George W. Bush.                         well as the federal education depart-
                                                                                                       “This is huge money. We are not                   ment, which he said should have its
                                                                                                    talking about $700 million; this is                  organization reduced to save money.
                                                                                                    $700 billion. It’s a lot of money,” he                  On health care, Mr. Hsing said the
                                                                                                    said. Mr. Hsing said he sees the legis-              uninsured problem, particularly chil-
                                                                                                    lation as not a “bailout,” but a “clean              dren, must be addressed. He supports
                                                                                                    up” of the nation’s financial system.                a national health care system that is
                                                                                                       “The federal government doesn’t                   voluntary to provide minimum cov-
                                                                                                    have a penny. Each and every penny                   erage for preventive health care. He
                                                                                                    comes from you and me the taxpayer.                  said failing to address the uninsured
                                                                                                    So the government really does not                    issue would result in further health
                                                                                                    have the right to say ‘bailout,’” he said.           and social problems.
                                                                                                    “I think we need to do something. We                    “People would have what I call a
                                                                                                    cannot let the country crash and burn.”              safety net coverage. We will take care
                                                                                                       The candidate said the nation needs               of people that really need some cover-
                                                                                                    to clean up the “incorrect” practices                age,” he said, adding that doctors would
                                                                                                    of Wall Street and the financial sector              not be restricted on how much they
                                                                                                    or face the “next disaster to come in                charge under such a system. He fears
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Christina M. Hinke for The Westfield Leader
                                                                                                    the next five or 10 years.”                          that a “big federal system” would limit                   END IN SIGHT…The Cranford cell tower application is nearing its end as the
                                                                                                       “We need to get to the root cause,”               medical charges and drive doctors and                     opposers’ attorney John Schmidt (seated in the front row on far pew) called his last
                                                                                                    Mr. Hsing said.                                      laboratories “out of this country.”                       witnesses on Monday night at the Cranford zoning board of adjustment meeting.
                                                                                                       The candidate favors “a simpler and                  He said, under his proposal, hospi-                    Thomas Kachelreiss, Mr. Schmidt’s real estate appraiser expert, stands at the podium.
                                                                                                    fairer” federal tax system. “Right now,              tals would be able to remain “self-                       See story on page 10.
                                                                                                    the tax system is really squeezing the               sufficient” because walk-in patients
                                                                                                    hard-working middle class people.”                   would have “basic health insurance.”                                                      PAGE INDEX
                                                          Debbie Hoffman for The Westfield Leader
                                                                                                       He said he does not feel the United                  Discussing foreign affairs, such as with               Regional ........ 2-3, 19     Obituary ........ 18            Real Estate .... 11-17
TRASH TO CASH...Recycling is a way of life at the Fanwood Recycling Center                                                                                                                                         Editorial ........ 4-5, 19    Education ...... 8-9            Classifieds .... 17
where volunteers and residents make it one of the most successful programs in the                   States would be able to implement a                  Iraq and Afghanistan, Mr. Hsing said the
state.                                                                                              “flat tax system.” Mr. Hsing favors                             CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Community ... 6-8, 18         Sports ............ 11-16       A&E .............. 20-22
   Page 10                   Thursday, October 9, 2008                                              The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains – Fanwood TIMES                                                                      A Watchung Communications, Inc. Publication

                                                                                                       WF BOE Approves First
                                                                                                      Reading of ’09-10 Calendar
                                                                                                            By RAYNOR DENITZIO                            to the fact that many of the incidents
                                                                                                          Specially Written for The Westfield Leader
                                                                                                                                                          included multiple students. All sus-
                                                                                                       WESTFIELD — The Westfield                          pensions were short-term, defined as
                                                                                                    Board of Education approved the first                 up to 10 days. Five of the incidents
                                                                                                    reading of the 2009-2010 school calen-                required police notification with one
                                                                                                    dar during its meeting on Tuesday. The                resulting in a filed complaint.
                                                                                                    draft calendar calls for classes to begin                The board also presented the dis-
                                                                                                    on September 9, with the last day of                  trict goals (which were discussed at
                                                                                                    school and graduation set for June 23.                the workshop meeting two weeks ago)
                                                                                                       “We had a lot of discussion about                  on Tuesday, one of which is balanc-
                                                                                                    when school should start and when                     ing enrollment in Roosevelt and
                                                                                                    school should end,” Board Vice Presi-                 Edison intermediate schools. Coor-
                                                                                                    dent Julia Walker said.                               dinator of School/Community Rela-
                                                                                                       The calendar calls for 181 student                 tions Lorre Korecky said that cur-
                                                           Horace Corbin for The Westfield Leader   days and three built-in snow days.                    rently there are more students at                                                                           David Corbin for The Westfield Leader
LA MAGIA GUARDA...This trio of lovely ladies displays their magic eyes last                         Board members said one of the main                    Roosevelt (which is a smaller build-            KING OF THE SKIES...The Westfield Red-Tailed Hawk enjoys his free rein in
Friday night during the banquet at Pantagis Restaurant in Scotch Plains for the                     challenges in preparing the 2009-2010                 ing) than Edison (which is a larger             the skies as he overlooks his domain perched atop the Christmas Tree in
St. Bart’s softball league.                                                                         calendar was how to deal with Labor                   and newer building). The sixth grade            downtown at the Northside Train Station.
                                                                                                    Day, which falls on September 7 in                    enrollment disparity is expected to
 Hearings for Cell Tower Near                                                                       2009. Superintendent Margaret Dolan                   peak in 2009. The board has been
                                                                                                    said based upon past experiences and
                                                                                                    feedback from parents, the policy com-
                                                                                                                                                          studying the enrollment imbalance
                                                                                                                                                          since 2005.                                                          POLICE BLOTTER
   To an End in Cranford                                                                            mittee decided to start school after the
                                                                                                    holiday, noting that many families plan
                                                                                                                                                             “Middle School enrollment num-
                                                                                                                                                          bers have been the focus of long-
      By CHRISTINA M. HINKE                       “that calls will fail when you get                vacations around the long weekend.                    range planning for quite some time,”                              Westfield                      stone shattered the rear window of her
     Specially Written for The Westfield Leader                                                                                                                                                              Tuesday, September 30, Jerome T.              vehicle. According to police, the victim
                                                  outside of that sea of green,” referring             “People in this part of the United                 Ms. Walker said.                                                                                 believes the stone came from a wooded area
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pinckney, 19, of Edison was arrested fol-
   CRANFORD — The 120-foot cell                   to the area that has cell phone cover-            States tend to think summer ends on                      Ms. Walker said the board tried a            lowing an accident investigation at Rahway       along the highway.
tower application drawing strong op-              age.                                              Labor Day Weekend,” Ms. Dolan said.                   number of voluntary means to level              Avenue and Cottage Place on multiple war-           Sunday, October 5, a manager at a Route
position from Westfield and Cranford                 He also said that because of “con-                The board will vote on the second                  out enrollment, but none had the de-            rants for contempt of court.                     22 theater reported that two individuals
residents is nearing its end.                     fusing testimony” that he could not               reading of the school calendar during                 sired result. Board members said they              The warrants were issued by Plainfield,       attempted to get refunds from tickets they
   Attorney John Schmidt, represent-              say there was a gap in coverage.                  its November meeting. Board mem-                      hope to have attendance zones at the            for $1,000; Watchung, for $350; Piscataway,      claimed to have purchased that evening.
ing the Westfield and Cranford resi-                 After Mr. Meese’s hour-and-15-                 bers said the draft calendar will be                  end of December. The board said it              for $200; Elizabeth, for $120, and Fanwood,      According to police, the tickets were pur-
dents opposed to the cell tower, ques-            minute cross examination, board                   available both on the district website                would take into account, not only               for $89. He was turned over to the Plainfield    chased at a different time and the refund was
tioned his last witness at Monday                 member alternate Ronald Marotta said              and in hard copy and encouraged the                   cost, but also the social implications          Police Department.                               denied. When the individuals were ques-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Thursday, October 2, Kevon Beresford,         tioned about where they received the tickets
night’s Cranford Zoning Board of                  to Mr. Meese about not receiving a                public to review the document.                        that changes could affect on students.                                                           from they fled the scene, authorities said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          34, of Roselle was arrested on a
Adjustment hearing for the applica-               test data map, “This has been going                  “We’ll be taking input,” Board                        Ms. Dolan also said on Tuesday that          Mountainside contempt of court warrant,             Monday, October 6, a resident of Wood
tion of SMSA Limited Partnership,                 on a long time. Something like that               President Ginny Leiz said.                            the district’s message alert system for         with bail of $89, after a motor vehicle stop     Valley Road reported that someone has
composed of Verizon, AT&T and T-                  (drive test map) would have helped                   In other business, Ms. Dolan pre-                  school emergencies has been installed.          in the area of Clover Street and Summit          been leaving flyers in front of his father’s
Mobile, for a cell phone monopole                 move this forward.”                               sented the district’s yearly report on                Ms. Dolan said the current system would         Avenue. He was released after posting bail.      house with a picture of a vampire on it and
and equipment shelter at the location                Cranford resident Leonard Waldman              violence, vandalism and substance                     contact parents’ home phones with                  Thursday, October 2, Joseph Kabutu, 33,       the words “vampire of the early mid 90s”
of the Cranford Swim Club on County               informed Mr. Graiff that the test drive           abuse incidents. According to the re-                 emergency messages.                             of Fords was arrested at the Essex County        and “night stalker.” According to police, the
Park Drive.                                       data received is not the original data            port, there were 20, recorded inci-                      “We plan to initially utilize the sys-       jail on a Westfield contempt of court war-       victim feels it could be an ex-friend leaving
   Mr. Schmidt’s radio frequency en-              because in an earlier meeting Mr.                 dents (based upon the state’s defini-                 tem for emergency messages only,                rant, with bail of $3,460. He was committed      the flyers at the house.
gineer expert Ronald Graiff was re-               Pierson said the data was purged from             tion) during the 2007-2008 school                     mostly for school closings or delays            to the Union County jail on default of bail.                          Fanwood
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Thursday, October 2, Alfred Ott, 24, of          Saturday, September 27, a resident in the
called to the stand for Gregory Meese,            the system due to space issues on the             year. This number has remained rela-                  that could affect the families in one           Mountainside was arrested and charged            100 block of South Avenue reported that
the applicant’s attorney, to cross-ex-            hard drive, and so he used data avail-            tively constant over the past four years,             school or district-wide,” Ms. Dolan said.       with possession of drug paraphernalia after      someone made unauthorized purchases on
amine Mr. Graiff.                                 able at the time of the request.                  with 20 in 2006-2007 and 2005-2006                       PTO members, staff and board mem-            a motor vehicle stop in the area of Mountain     her credit card in the amount of $1,175.
   Mr. Meese asked questions about                   Mr. Schmidt also called Thomas                 and 19 in 2004-2005. Ms. Dolan said                   bers tested the system. Ms. Dolan said          Avenue and Driftway. He was issued a             Police said the incident is under investiga-
Mr. Graiff’s familiarity with the tes-            Kachelreiss, his real estate appraiser            that most of the incidents occurred at                the system will also be expanded to             summons and released.                            tion.
timony given by Mr. Meese’s radio                 expert to the stand. He said he re-               Westfield High School.                                include e-mail and cell phone alerts and                       Scotch Plains                        Wednesday, October 1, Izabel D.
frequency expert, Glenn Pierson.                  viewed the Springfield site referred                 The 20 incidents resulted in 32 sus-               parents can also include other contacts,           Friday, October 3, Matthew Boykin, 25,        Marques, 41, of Garwood was arrested for
   Mr. Meese questioned him about                 to by the applicants’ appraiser.                  pensions, which Ms. Dolan attributed                  such as grandparents, in the system.            of Newark was arrested for an outstanding        an outstanding Plainfield warrant after a
the drive test data, which measures                  He called the area the cell tower is                                                                                                                 warrant after a motor vehicle stop. He was       motor vehicle stop in the 400 block of South
                                                                                                                                                                                                          processed and released.                          Avenue. She was processed and released.
wireless signal performance that Mr.
Pierson supplied to Mr. Schmidt at an
earlier meeting. “I have seen no drive
                                                  located in an “industrial park.” He
                                                  said since this area has had industrial
                                                  use for some time that the home val-
                                                                                                         FW Man Re-Arrested As                                                                               Saturday, October 4, a resident of Wil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          low Avenue reported that someone dam-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, October 4, Walter L. Hunter,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jr., 38, was arrested on an outstanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                          aged her vehicle while it was parked legally     Plainfield warrant after a motor vehicle stop
tests in testimony,” Mr. Graiff re-
sponded. “I saw calculated coverage.”
                                                  ues there are already diminished due
                                                  to that zone and so an appraiser can-                  Probe Finds More Victims                                                                         in front of her house.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Saturday, October 4, a resident of Will-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           on South Avenue. According to police, he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           was processed and released.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, October 4, Michael J.
   Mr. Graiff said that “the stack of             not use it in a paired sales analysis.               FANWOOD — Lee Marks, 55, a                            There are now a total of 12 victims, all     iam Street reported that her neighbor came
paper” given in response to Mr.                      Mr. Meese’s real estate appraiser              Fanwood businessman, was re-arrested                  under the age of 16, authorities said.          onto her lawn and made remarks about her         Belmonte, 47, of Plainfield was arrested
Schmidt’s request for the data had no             used this analysis for testimony.                 at his home on Thursday, October 2, after                Mr. Romankow commended Fanwood               children and her property.                       and charged with shoplifting from a store
meaning because “the algorithm used                  He also said he could not find a cell          an investigation revealed eight new vic-              Police Department Lieutenant Richard                Saturday, October 4, Sandra Viglianti,       in the 100 block of South Avenue. Accord-
                                                                                                    tims, according to the Union County                   Trigo for his role in the investigation.        44, of Clark was arrested on an outstanding      ing to police, he was also charged with an
to analyze was not presented.”                    tower “solely in a residential area.”                                                                                                                   warrant after a motor vehicle stop. She was      outstanding Piscataway warrant. He was
   “Mr. Pierson danced around at how              He said the applicant only mentioned              Prosecutor’s Office. Marks was charged                   Marks was free on $150,000 bail from
                                                                                                    with eight counts of third-degree endan-              the original charges, but last week State       processed and released.                          transported to the Union County jail for
they were done,” he said.                         areas that are school zones.                      gering the welfare of a child.                        Superior Court Judge John S, Triarsi in            Saturday, October 4, Carla Shefton, 24,       failure to make bail set at $500.
   Mr. Meese responded saying, “You                  Mr. Meese then said that some of                  On Friday, September 19, Marks was                 Union County set a new bail totaling            of Newark was arrested for an outstanding           Saturday, October 4, a resident in the 50
made no effort to make a request of               these school locations surround resi-             arrested and charged with second-degree               $320,000 — $40,000 for each new vic-            warrant after a motor vehicle stop. She was      block of Glenwood Road reported that some-
this data in another form?”                       dential areas.                                    sexual assault, third-degree aggravated               tim. Marks was also ordered to have no          processed and released.                          one opened a credit card in her name and
   “When someone asks for drive test                 Mr. Meese asked about the tower in             criminal sexual contact, third-degree en-             contact with the victims, authorities said.        Sunday, October 5, Dominick Russo, 19,        made $1,386 in unauthorized purchases at a
data it is provided in a map with over-           Mendham, which he said “is a three-               dangering the welfare of a child, and                    The investigation is continuing. Any-        of Edison was arrested for an outstanding        Westfield department store. According to
lays,” Mr. Graiff said, noting in his expe-       acre residential zone in a residential            multiple acts of lewdness, a disorderly               one with information related to this inves-     warrant after a motor vehicle stop. He was       police, an investigation revealed that sev-
                                                                                                    person’s offense. At the time, seven counts           tigation is urged to contact Lt. Trigo of the   processed and released.                          eral additional credit cards were opened in
rience in cell phone tower cases this             property.”                                                                                                                                                 Sunday, October 5, Emanuel Mills, 44,         her name as well. Police are investigating
form of the information is provided.                 “There haven’t been any sales in               were signed against Marks, Union County               Fanwood Police Department at (908) 322-
                                                                                                    Prosecutor Ted Romankow said.                         5000, extension 117.                            of Edison was arrested for an outstanding        the report.
   “I thought, quite frankly, it was a            2,000 feet of that property,” Mr.                                                                                                                       warrant after a motor vehicle violation. He         Sunday, October 5, Robert M. Gittleman,
smart expletive way to get Mr.                    Kachelreiss responded as to why he                                                                                                                      was processed and released.                      56, of Clark was arrested and charged with
Schmidt the data,” he said.                       did not do an analysis there.                                                                                                                                                                            driving while intoxicated (DWI) after a
   Then Mr. Meese and Mr. Graiff got
into a word definition argument as
                                                     Board member Christopher Drew
                                                  told the appraiser that Union County
                                                                                                                 Lewd Behavior in WF                                                                         Sunday, October 5, a resident of Seaward
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Place reported that someone attempted to
                                                                                                                                                                                                          enter his residence through a rear window
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           motor vehicle stop on Martine Avenue.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           According to police, he was processed and
Mr. Meese questioned what Mr. Graiff              College’s public safety director sent a                                                     CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1                                       but fled when an alarm went off.                 released to a responsible adult.
thought the definitions were for seam-            letter to the board stating its reasons           chemotherapy,” Ms. Augustine re-                      of the armory property for high school                         Mountainside                         Tuesday, October 7, Christopher A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Wednesday, October 1, a resident of           Gines, 31, of Fanwood was arrested on an
less, “without seams,” he replied;                for not wanting a tower on its grounds.           sponded.                                              parking. Mr. Ciarrocca emphasized that                                                           outstanding Dunellen warrant after a motor
ubiquitous,” the same, he replied; “re-           The college was approached by the                    After the meeting, council members                 talks are “extremely preliminary…but            Friar Lane reported that someone dented
                                                                                                                                                                                                          her vehicle while it was parked in the street.   vehicle stop in the 50 block of Second
liable,” “there is no hard measure of             applicant before the swim club. Mr.               debated under what committee’s pur-                   at least it’s on the table. Hopefully this         Thursday, October 2, a motorist reported      Street. According to police, he was pro-
reliability,” he responded.                       Drew asked the appraiser why he thinks            view the suggestions would fall. When                 will open up significant possibilities.”        that while traveling on Route 22 East a large    cessed and released.
   Mr. Meese presented new data to                the college would not want it on its              asked if Ms. Augustine’s suggestions                     The town’s traffic consultant, Gor-
the board that showed the capacity of             property.                                         as to anti-loitering laws could pass                  don Meth, has reviewed the potential
calls made during legal holidays.
   “He doesn’t list the holidays he
                                                     “I would think they would be op-
                                                  posed because of their Astronomy de-
                                                                                                    muster legally, Town Attorney Robert
                                                                                                    Cockren said there is a “fine line” that
                                                                                                                                                          Central Avenue corridor project sub-
                                                                                                                                                          mitted to the county and found it to be                Lance: Exit Iraq by 2009
(Mr. Graiff) testified to [at the last            partment,” he answered, saying the                must be respected. Ultimately, he said                “consistent” with what the town wants                                              CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
meeting],” objected Mr. Schmidt,                  tower would cause interference.                   no matter what is decided, an entity                  to accomplish. Central Avenue is a              try. The candidate also supports a higher        John McCain Presidential race as close in
noting Mother’s Day as an example.                   Then board chairman Robert                     could not infringe on people’s Consti-                county road that traverses Clark and            CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy)            New Jersey, although he said Mr. Obama
   Then Mr. Meese brought up the                  Hellenbrecht asked Mr. Kachelreiss to             tutional rights to assemble.                          Westfield and must receive county               standard for automobile vehicles, which, he      currently has the lead in the state.
topic of cell site placement.                     give the board “something with more                  Acting Mayor Mark Ciarrocca, when                  approval. Westfield has requested,              said, has been held up in Congress due to
   Mr. Graiff said cell carriers “typically       meat” and not opinion.                            asked for his reaction, said the town                 among other things, a dedicated left-           opposition from the Michigan delegation.
place it (the tower) in the search ring.”            Mr. Kachelreiss said the homes in              needs to “strike a balance” between                   turn signal on Central and South Av-            He said U.S. automakers must make ve-            Mside Council Discusses
   “It is not in the search ring,” he said        Springfield in the area of the tower are          prosecuting those who are violating the               enues (for those heading west) and              hicles that are “environmentally friendly.”        Economic Impacts
regarding the proposed site place-                larger in size than those in the Westfield/       law and protecting those who have                     pedestrian-activated lights at Central             He said the nation needs “basic manufac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          turing industry” not just service-based com-                By JOHN MAGUIRE
ment of the monopole.                             Cranford area in question, but the val-           committed no crimes. “What consti-                    Avenue and Clover Street. Work could            panies, calling it “a matter of national secu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Specially Written for The Westfield Leader
   A search ring is a hole identified             ues of the homes in Westfield and                 tutes criminality?” he asked. “If we’re               begin, according to Freeholder Chair-           rity.” Mr. Lance said investments in alterna-       MOUNTAINSIDE – The 20-minute
through analysis of drive test data               Cranford are higher. He also said the             talking rudeness, rudeness may not be                 man Angel Estrada, next summer.                 tive energy would also present “employ-          public portion of the borough council meet-
that shows the area to place the tower            quality and maintenance were not                  ‘criminal…’ I think we’re a victim of                    Mr. Ciarrocca said Fire Chief Dan            ment opportunities for the American              ing included comments about the state of
to achieve the service results desired.           equal, inferring that Westfield and               our own success. We want to be wel-                   Kelly and Assistant Town Engineer               workforce.”                                      the stock market, the impact on retirement
   Mr. Graiff also said a carrier could           Cranford were of higher caliber.                  coming. Are there people not following                Kris McAloon have reviewed the                     When asked for his thoughts on Iraq and       plans and budget challenges to be con-
place antennae on two 50- or 60-foot                 Cranford resident Marjorie Meise               the law? Absolutely. But we can’t paint               neighborhood roundabout on Sum-                 Afghanistan, Mr. Lance said he believes          fronted next year.
buildings to “get the coverage they               asked Mr. Kachelreiss if he thought               with such broad strokes.”                             mit Court and decided that a change             American troops could be withdrawn from             Council members discussed a Congres-
needed.” Though he said it is not                 the homes in Westfield and Cranford,                 In council business, Town Adminis-                 is necessary. Mr. McAloon will rede-            Iraq by the end of 2009. He points to the        sional budget report saying that retirement
                                                                                                                                                                                                          “success of the surge” as the reason the         plans have lost an estimated $2 trillion in
ideal. He said there were building                in the vicinity of the tower, would               trator Jim Gildea announced that the                  sign the traffic device; eventually, the        United States can “leave Iraq at an early        value over the last 15 months. Mayor Rob-
sites to the south and the east that              decrease in value and he said “yes.”              town has received four bids on leaf                   roundabout will be removed, and the             date.” The candidate said Iraq needs to start    ert Viglianti cited the pension losses as
were suitable, but could not recall the           She also said the homes in question do            collection; all are lower than last year.             town will install two “islands” in that         paying for the United States military pres-      evidence of how the market turmoil is af-
exact locations.                                  not have acres of land like the area in           On a related note, the town is making                 vicinity. Both men had “concerns”               ence by tapping into its $80 billion in oil      fecting citizens. Council members talked
   Mr. Meese said Mr. Pierson testi-              Mendham.                                          preparations for its annual leaf-collec-              for drivers’ and pedestrians’ safety            profits.                                         about 401(k) plans, college-tuition expenses
fied to the need to go further north to              Then Mr. Schmidt called his final              tion program.                                         when potentially navigating the circle             Mr. Lance said he would have “read the        and failed financial institutions.
achieve the desired coverage.                     witness, Michael Shuvart, a resident                 Collection will begin simultaneously               during difficult weather conditions.            national intelligence estimate completely           The council elaborated on hiring a new
   Mr. Graiff also said, “There is no             of Manatoa Circle in Westfield. He                on the north and south sides on October                  Mr. Caruana, giving an update on             before voting yes or no” on sending troops       assistant recreation director at a salary of
fact that states the antennae has to be           showed the board pictures and a map               20 and continue to December 5. During                 financial matters, said Westfield is            to Iraq at the outset of the war, noting that    $37,000. The individual has been on the job
                                                                                                                                                                                                          too many members of Congress instead             for over a week. The hiring will be formally
above the tree line to propagate.”                of the area where the tower would be              this timeframe, two full passes of the                not experiencing the liquidity issues           relied on a summary of the report.               approved at the next public meeting, absent
   At the last meeting Mr. Graiff tes-            placed and of the area in Springfield. It         town will be made, with additional                    that other communities in the state                “So I don’t know how I would have             any unanticipated opposition.
tified that there is no evidence stating          showed a line from the tower to where             passes if necessary. No leaves will be                have due to money-market funds                  voted,” he said, although he said he was “no        Discussing the loss of another employee,
                                                  the setback from property should be at            permitted in the streets until Saturday,              “freezing up.”                                  great fan of preemptive war.”                    Mayor Viglianti said, “these are engage-
                                                  360 feet. The proposed setback of the             October 11. The town encourages the                      He said Westfield has money-market              Mr. Lance said withdrawing in 2007            ments and not marriages” and that it is to be
      Recycling                                   tower is 14 feet.
                                                     The next meeting is set for Mon-
                                                                                                    use of biodegradable leaf bags for resi-
                                                                                                    dents who wish to have leaves picked
                                                                                                                                                          accounts in Bank of America, JP Mor-
                                                                                                                                                          gan Chase, Commerce Bank and Capi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          would not have been possible “because I
                                                                                                                                                                                                          think Iraq was in chaos.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           expected that young individuals use these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           positions as “stepping stone” to future en-
          CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
                                                  day, November 24, when Mr. Meese                  up. For further information, call the leaf            tal One. The “bulk “of the money the               The candidate said more troops would be       deavors.
a desire to recycle, not just Fanwood             will cross examine Mr. Shuvart, and               hotline at (908) 789-4120.                            town uses to pay day-to-day operations          necessary in Afghanistan. He said the “cen-         The council indicated that personnel de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ter” of al-Qaeda, terrorism, and the Taliban     cisions are likely to come under increased
residents. In addition to the usual               if time allows residents can come                    Westfield and Scotch Plains are dis-               is vested in a Wachovia checking ac-            are in Afghanistan and that Osama bin            scrutiny during the next budget cycle.
recycling items, the center collects              before the board with comments.                   cussing furthering their shared-services              count; these type of accounts have not          Laden is hiding in the country or in neigh-      Mountainside and other smaller munici-
clothing, CDs and DVDs, motor oil,                                                                  agreement regarding leaf collection.                  been problematic.                               boring Pakistan.                                 palities can expect a dip in tax revenues due
eyeglasses, hearing aids, household                                                                 Beginning last year, Scotch Plains                       He did say that on November 1,                  Mr. Lance said he sees the Barack Obama-      to the effect of expected job losses and the
batteries, car batteries, steel, wire                Les Marmitons Post                             leased space at the Westfield conserva-               when a “significant influx” of money                                                             housing crisis.
hangers, junk mail, cell phone batter-                                                              tion center to perform half of its gumball            from quarterly taxes is coming into the                                                             With a municipal workforce of more
                                                     Dinner October 13
ies, electronics and large plastics, “like
those kids picnic tables and toys,”                  CRANFORD – Les Marmitons of
                                                                                                    program in the spring and its leaf pro-
                                                                                                    gram in the fall. Westfield, in turn, was
                                                                                                                                                          town’s coffers, the town may have to do
                                                                                                                                                          something “more defensive” than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hsing                               than 70 full and part-time employees,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mountainside benefits from having a vol-
Mr. Ebersol said.                                 Cranford will hold its October dinner             able to make use of Scotch Plains’ site               spreading the surplus funds around to                     CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1                  unteer fire department. The highest-paid
                                                  event on Monday, October 13, at 5:30                                                                                                                    United States has “stayed in Iraq long           public employee of Mountainside is Tax
   And for the things he cannot re-               p.m. at the Kenilworth Veterans of For-           to dump leaves that originated on the                 money-market accounts.                          enough.” “We should get our troops out…as        Assessor Eldo Magnani, who collects a
cycle, Mr. Ebersol tries to find some-            eign Wars on 21st Street in Kenilworth.           north side of town. The agreement                        On a related note, a Bergen Record           soon as possible without jeopardizing the        salary of $17,048 from Mountainside and
one who will. “Home Depot will take                  Members Randy Gemenden and Barry               proved to be “very beneficial” to both                article on October 5 said the eco-              stability in that region,” he said. On Af-       $125,000 from five municipalities, includ-
fluorescent light bulbs so you don’t              Obsgarten will guide the preparation of a         towns last year, according to Mr. Gildea.             nomic situation nationally is impact-           ghanistan, he advocates for a “study and         ing Colts Neck, Milltown, Holmdel,
have to wait for county recycling                 multi-course, locally sourced seafood                Acting Mayor Ciarrocca, during his                 ing municipalities in New Jersey. In            surge analysis with stipulated goals and         Monmouth and Atlantic Highlands.
days,” he said. He also found Foam                menu paired with wines. The event is              public safety committee report, said                  Leonia, the article states that due to          measurements” before committing addi-               Mayor Viglianti mentioned he has begun
Pack Industries in Springfield that               open to members and guests.                       State Senator Tom Kean, Jr. of Westfield              hundreds of thousands of dollars in             tional troops.                                   looking at the borough’s debt burden with
will take the foam packing that is                   Les Marmitons is an international culi-        has been “instrumental” in trying to                  delinquent property taxes, the bor-                On alternative energy, the candidate said     chief financial officer Jill Goode. Some of
found in boxes containing items such              nary comprised of men with an interest in         help solve the Westfield High School                  ough briefly delayed payments on                he favors “building a new industry based on      the borough’s debt will mature over the next
                                                  the preparation and enjoyment of fine                                                                                                                   renewable energy,” saying it would solve         few years, and the mayor has initiated dis-
as televisions, computers and appli-              food, wine and culinary arts.                     parking problem. Mr. Kean has met                     some bills this summer.                         the nation’s energy problems while produc-       cussions on financing options.
ances.                                               Les Marmitons meets on the second              with the ranking general of the Westfield                “We simply didn’t have the funds to          ing an industry that would enable the United        The mayor announced that the 15th
   The Fanwood Recycling Center is                Monday of the month. For more informa-            National Guard Armory, and Mr.                        pay for them,” Myrna Becker, the                States to “compete with other countries.”        annual Clean Community Day would take
open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays               tion, see lesmarmitons.org or e-mail              Ciarrocca reported that Westfield might               borough’s chief financial officer, said         He said development of alternative energy        place on October 15; residents of all ages
and Saturdays.                                    rdreher@cranfordmarmitons.org.                    eventually be able to lease “a portion”               in the article.                                 sources would help “sustain this country for     will help clean up public spaces.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          another 50 or 100 years.”
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      Scotch Plains Council Discusses
     Firm for Town Hall Energy Audit
              By FRED T. ROSSI                              would include finding appropriate                          important to get a “sense of the poten-
 Specially Written for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
                                                            rebates for the township, measuring                        tial savings and what the capital out-
  SCOTCH PLAINS — The town-                                 greenhouse gas emissions, measur-                          lay would be to achieve those sav-
ship council plans to discuss further                       ing the useful life of equipment in the                    ings.”
whether to engage the services of a                         building and recommending energy-                             The council will discuss the pro-
company to perform an energy audit                          and money-saving solutions — could                         posal again at its October 21 confer-
on the municipal building, a move                           be completed by the end of Novem-                          ence meeting.
that Township Manager Michael                               ber. This would allow recommenda-                             In other business, Deputy Mayor
Capabianco said could result in cost                        tions to be incorporated into the 2009                     Nancy Malool said the emergency
savings to the municipal government.                        municipal budget.                                          room at Muhlenberg Hospital in
  At the council’s conference meet-                            The audit, Mr. Capabianco said,                         Plainfield remains open and that vari-
ing on Tuesday, Mr. Capabianco said                         “will give us the blueprint to really do                   ous shuttle and taxi services are avail-
Metro Energy Solutions of West                              it right the first time.”                                  able from Muhlenberg to other area
Caldwell had submitted a $9,815 pro-                            Councilman Jeffrey Strauss asked                       hospitals. She said she attended a
posal to evaluate the 34-year-old                           whether other towns that have had a                                      CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
building, which underwent a major                           similar audit by Metro Energy could
renovation last year.
  Calling Metro Energy “the cream
                                                            be contacted to get their input, an idea
                                                            that Mayor Martin Marks agreed with.
                                                                                                                         Fanwood Plans
of the crop,” he said an audit — which                      Councilman Kevin Glover said it was
                                                                                                                        False Alarm Fines
                                                                                                                                       By TED RITTER
                                                                                                                         Specially Written for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times

                                                                                                                          FANWOOD — The Borough
                                                                                                                       Council, at its monthly agenda meet-
                                                                                                                       ing Tuesday night discussed prelimi-                                                                                                                             Horace Corbin for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
                                                                                                                       nary plans for an ordinance pertain-                      LA MAGIA GUARDA...This trio of lovely ladies displays their magic eyes last Friday night during the banquet at Pantagis
                                                                                                                       ing to an increasing number of false                      Restaurant in Scotch Plains for the St. Bart’s softball league.
                                                                                                                       alarms triggered by home security
                                                                                                                       systems.
                                                                                                                          Borough Attorney Dennis Estis
                                                                                                                       said, under his draft measure, there
                                                                                                                                                                                              Lance Favors Regulation on
                                                                                                                       would be no fee for any homeowner
                                                                                                                       “with an existing alarm as long as
                                                                                                                       they register” before a deadline, while
                                                                                                                       homeowners activating new systems
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mortgages, Less Fed Spending
                                                                                                                       would have to pay a “$10 registration                                 By PAUL J. PEYTON                              nesses across America.”                    these bundled mortgages a high rat-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Specially Written for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
                                                                                                                       fee.”                                                                                                                   Mr. Lance said the bill approved by ing, sometimes Triple-A, and clearly,
                                                                                                                          One key detail that needs to be                           WESTFIELD — State Senator and                           the Senate and House on Friday con- that was not the case,” he said.
                                                                                                                       worked out is whether fines would be                      7th Congressional District Republi-                        tained “pork spending,” which he has          Looking at state politics, Mr. Lance
                                                                                                                       imposed after one or more false alarms                    can candidate Leonard Lance gave                           opposed in Trenton. As an example, he said, “New Jersey’s financial situa-
                                                          Horace Corbin for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times            and how much the fine would be.                           his views during an interview with                         said the new legislation contained tax tion is not good.” A ranking member
INDEPENDENT CHOICE...Candidate for Congress in the 7th District,                                                          “There is always a risk responding                     The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times                            breaks for everything from producers of the senate budget committee, he
Bridgewater Councilman Michael Hsing (right), takes to the Internet in express-                                        to any alarm,” said Councilman An-                        last week on a range of topics from                        of rum in Puerto Rico and the Virgin said New Jersey income tax is based
ing his views to reach voters for the November 4 election during a video interview                                     thony Parenti, a former Fanwood po-                       the federal bailout bill to the state’s                    Islands to the production of American on gross, not adjusted, income, and is
with The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times editor Paul Peyton last Thursday. See
goleader.com/08election.                                                                                               lice chief. “Excusing even one [false]                    finances to the Iraq and Afghanistan                       bows and arrows. He called the addi- “very heavily reliant on upper in-
                                                                                                                       alarm is too many.”                                       wars. See the video of the interview at                    tional spending “inappropriate.”           come New Jerseyans.”
   FW Recycling Center is                                                                                                 Mr. Estis said alarms caused by “a
                                                                                                                       violent act of nature,” such as a storm,
                                                                                                                                                                                 goleader.com/08election.
                                                                                                                                                                                    He said last week’s $700-billion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               He said a year ago, the United             He said the top 1 percent of wage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            States had five investment banks. earners account for the top 40 percent
                                                                                                                       would not result in a fine.                               federal bailout of the nation’s finan-                     “Lehman Brothers no longer exists. of the state’s income tax revenue,
  Manager Ebersole’s Passion                                                                                              “This is really addressed at people
                                                                                                                                     CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
                                                                                                                                                                                 cial system shows the crisis is not just
                                                                                                                                                                                 impacting Wall Street but “small busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bear Sterns, of course, has been sold, while the top 10 percent account for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and Merrill Lynch is now part of 80 percent of the income tax.
          By DEBBIE HOFFMAN                                 signed to the center by the courts to                                                                                                                                           Bank of America, and                                           He said Wall
 Specially Written for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times

   FANWOOD — Alan Ebersole runs
                                                            serve community service do the work.
                                                            “I’m dealing with people’s lives here,”
                                                                                                                          Hsing Favors Slashing Fed                                                                                         Goldman Sachs and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Morgan Stanley have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Street’s troubles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        would likely spread to
the Fanwood Recycling Center with                           Mr. Ebersole said. “They [commu-                                                                                                                                                indicated that they will                                    Trenton’s coffers, as
an iron fist.
   The Fanwood resident and Bell
                                                            nity service workers] are here be-
                                                            cause of drugs, shoplifting, DWI
                                                                                                                          Budget, ‘Fairer’ Tax System                                                                                       become commercial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            banks.” He said com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        bonuses are much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lower. Mr. Lance said
Telephone retiree has managed the                           (driving while intoxicated) and simple                                  By PAUL J. PEYTON                            States would be able to implement a                        mercial banks are un-                                       one of the main rea-
                                                                                                                         Specially Written for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
center since 1987, soon after the State                     assault. They come from all walks of                                                                                 “flat tax system.” Mr. Hsing favors                        der stricter regula-                                        sons he decided to run
of New Jersey mandated that munici-                         life from laborers to lawyers.”                               WESTFIELD — Bridgewater                                changing the threshold on the capital                      tions, which he favors.                                     for Congress was due
palities begin recycling.                                      The World War II Army veteran                           Councilman Michael Hsing admits                           gains tax although he did not provide                         “I think part of the                                     to the growing na-
   The center began as a joint venture                      said he runs the place like he’s still in                  he faces a tough uphill battle as an                      an actual percentage saying a de-                          problem has been that                                       tional debt.
between Scotch Plains and Fanwood,                          the military. “I don’t coddle anyone,”                     Independent candidate against the                         tailed analysis was needed to provide                      there has not been                                             “I believe the tran-
but after less than a year, Scotch Plains                   he said.                                                   more established main party candi-                        that number.                                               enough regulation.                                          scendent issue of our
turned to curbside recycling. “Out of                          Mr. Ebersole said that some of his                      dates, Republican State Senator                              Mr. Hsing said he was “open to”                         But I think that era is                                     time is fiscal respon-
the 21 municipalities in Union County,                      “volunteers” are students from local                       Leonard Lance of Clinton and Demo-                        either repealing or replacing the fed-                     ending and that there                                       sibility. A great indi-
we’re the only ones doing this,” Mr.                        high schools serving Saturday deten-                       cratic Assemblywoman Linda Stender                        eral estate tax “with a more reason-                       will be greater regula-                                     cation of lack of fiscal
Ebersole said.                                              tions.                                                     of Fanwood. See the video of the                          able system or more reasonable tax                         tion as these banks             Sen. Leonard Lance          responsibility is a
   What Fanwood is doing is having                             Last year the center made close to                      interview at goleader.com/08election.                     code.”                                                     merge into commer-                                          $10-trillion federal
its residents bring their recyclable                        $120,000. That money is divided                               Born and raised in Taiwan, Mr.                            On federal spending, the candidate                      cial banks,” he said.                      deficit,” he said. Mr. Lance pointed to
trash to the center instead of leaving                      among 25 civic organizations, which                        Hsing immigrated to the United States                     said the level of current federal spend-                      Mr. Lance said in 1999, during the last year’s $300-billion farm bill,
it at the curb of their home. “Our                          are paid $400 each for four hours of                       in 1983. A registered Republican, he                      ing is “unacceptable.”                                     administration of President Bill Clinton, which was vetoed by President George
residents have to work harder [at re-                       work on a Saturday. Each of the civic                      is now serving his second term on the                        “We are spending money and bor-                         a Republican majority in Congress re- W. Bush but later overridden by Con-
cycling] than other residents in the                        organizations must provide 10 people                       Bridgewater council after first being                     rowing money that not only [we] can-                       pealed the Glass-Stiegel Act, a law gress. He said he would have opposed
county,” Mr. Ebersole said.                                 to the site on Saturdays. “It’s a source                   elected in 2001.                                          not pay back, that your grandchildren                      dating back to the Great Depression the legislation.
   Not only do Fanwood residents                            of fundraising for them,” Mr. Ebersole                        During an interview Thursday at                        from many generations cannot pay                           that “separated commercial banking            Mr. Lance said he has a record as a
have to drive to the North Avenue                           said.                                                      The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times,                          back. We are destroying their future.                      from investment banking.”                  fiscal conservative in Trenton, saying
facility with their recyclables, they                          The civic organizations involved                        the candidate said as a councilman in                     The American Dream is not just for                            “As a result of the repeal of Glass- he has opposed state borrowing with-
have to separate everything before-                         are from Plainfield, Fanwood, Scotch                       a community of 45,000 residents and                       us to enjoy. We should really make                         Stiegel, these investment banks have out voter approval. He said New
hand. Colored glass has to be sepa-                         Plains, Westfield and Mountainside.                        with a municipal budget of $20 mil-                       sure that our next generations will                        been involved in matters that were not Jerseyans would vote on a referen-
rated from clear glass. Newspapers                          “They have to be here no matter the                        lion, he has had “the opportunity to                      continue to have the American                              formerly permitted,” Mr. Lance said. dum in November that, if approved,
have to be tied in bundles. Tin cans                        weather because the public has to be                       learn a lot about how to govern a                         Dream,” he said. “The national defi-                          He said there was “too much pres- would make this practice state law
have to be separated from aluminum.                         served,” he said.                                          community of this size and of this                        cit is definitely something we need to                     sure” on Fannie Mae and Freddie under a proposed state Constitution
Rings and lead covers must be re-                              Last year extra funds were donated                      kind of population,” including land                       stop…. We need to stop the bleeding                        Mac to make loans “that were inap- amendment he sponsored.
moved from bottles.                                         to the Fanwood Rescue Squad, fire                          use law and government structure.                         right here.”                                               propriate” to persons without the abil-       On the topic of alternative energy,
   After separating everything and                          department and library.                                       While saying he would “probably                           Mr. Hsing said the first priority of                    ity to make their mortgage payments. Mr. Lance said he wants to be sure
arriving at the center, the cars are                           What began as a mission for Mr.                         have had to vote” for the $700-billion                    the federal government must be to                          Mr. Lance said further federal regula- that there is an appropriate location to
unloaded and the items are put into                         Ebersole has now become a passion.                         bailout bill in Congress for the nation’s                 “revive the economy,” while increas-                       tion is needed to stop banks from dispose of nuclear waste before con-
the appropriate bins. Plastics, marked                      “Nature is beginning to get our atten-                     financial system, Mr. Hsing said there                    ing federal revenues and cutting                           making these types of loans, as well structing more facilities. He said some
with numbers one, two and three, are                        tion,” he said. “Things are happening                      remains a lot of room for improve-                        “wasteful spending.” He said the fed-                      as on credit rating agencies that European nations reprocess this
separated for recycling. “Other num-                        right before our eyes and I believe in                     ment in both the defeated House bill                      eral government could be “more effi-                       bundled these mortgages and sold waste. Mr. Lance favors wind and
bers can’t be recycled,” Mr. Ebersole                       educating the public.”                                     and the bill approved by the Senate                       cient” and “more productive” in its                        them as securities.                        solar power, as well as cellulosic-
said.                                                          The center welcomes anyone with                         and House late last week and signed                       defense department spending. He also                          “These credit rating agencies gave                 CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
   Both volunteers and people as-                                       CONTINUED ON PAGE 10                           by President George W. Bush.                              said spending on the nation’s space
                                                                                                                          “This is huge money. We are not                        program is another area that should
                                                                                                                       talking about $700 million; this is $700                  be looked at to save tax dollars, as
                                                                                                                       billion. It’s a lot of money,” he said.                   well as the federal education depart-
                                                                                                                       Mr. Hsing said he sees the legislation                    ment, which he said should have its
                                                                                                                       not as a “bailout,” but a “cleanup” of                    organization reduced to save money.
                                                                                                                       the nation’s financial system.                               On health care, Mr. Hsing said the
                                                                                                                          “The federal government doesn’t                        uninsured problem, particularly chil-
                                                                                                                       have a penny. Each and every penny                        dren, must be addressed. He supports
                                                                                                                       comes from you and me the taxpayer.                       a national health care system that is
                                                                                                                       So the government really does not                         voluntary to provide minimum cov-
                                                                                                                       have the right to say ‘bailout,’” he                      erage for preventive health care. He
                                                                                                                       said. “I think we need to do some-                        said failing to address the uninsured
                                                                                                                       thing. We cannot let the country crash                    issue would result in further health
                                                                                                                       and burn.”                                                and social problems.
                                                                                                                          The candidate said the nation needs                       “People would have what I call a
                                                                                                                       to clean up the “incorrect” practices                     safety net coverage. We will take care
                                                                                                                       of Wall Street and the financial sector                   of people that really need some cov-
                                                                                                                       or face the “next disaster to come in                     erage,” he said, adding that doctors
                                                                                                                       the next five or 10 years.”                               would not be restricted on how much
                                                                                                                          “We need to get to the root cause,”                    they charge under such a system. He                                                                  Benjamin Corbin for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
                                                                                                                       Mr. Hsing said.                                           fears that a “big federal system” would                    FAMILY DAY…Residents turn out and enjoy the variety of activities Sunday at
                                                                                                                          The candidate favors “a simpler                        limit medical charges and drive doc-                       Scotch Plains Day.
                                                                                                                       and fairer” federal tax system. “Right                    tors and laboratories “out of this coun-
                                                                                                                       now, the tax system is really squeez-                     try.”                                                                                      PAGE INDEX
                                                         Debbie Hoffman for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
                                                                                                                       ing the hard-working middle class                            He said that under his proposal,                        Regional ........ 2-3, 19     Obituary ........ 18           Real Estate .... 11-17
TRASH TO CASH...Recycling is a way of life at the Fanwood Recycling Center                                                                                                                                                                  Editorial ........ 4-5, 19    Education ...... 8-9           Classifieds .... 17
where volunteers and residents make it one of the most successful programs in the                                      people.”                                                  hospitals would be able to remain
state.                                                                                                                    He said he does not feel the United                                                                               Community ... 6-8, 18         Sports ............ 11-16      A&E .............. 20-22
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                                                                                                                      FW Man Re-Arrested As
                                                                                                                      Probe Finds More Victims
                                                                                                                   FANWOOD — Lee Marks, 55, a                                      Fanwood Police Department Lieutenant
                                                                                                                Fanwood businessman, was re-arrested                               Richard Trigo for his role in the investiga-
                                                                                                                at his home on Thursday, October 2, after                          tion.
                                                                                                                an investigation revealed eight new vic-                              Marks was free on $150,000 bail from
                                                                                                                tims. Marks was charged with eight counts                          the original charges, but yesterday Union
                                                                                                                of third-degree endangering the welfare                            County Superior Court Judge John S,
                                                                                                                of a child.                                                        Triarsi set a new bail totaling $320,000 —
                                                                                                                   On Friday, September 19, Marks was                              $40,000 for each new victim. Marks was
                                                                                                                arrested and charged with second-degree                            also ordered to have no contact with the
                                                                                                                sexual assault, third-degree aggravated                            victims.
                                                                                                                criminal sexual contact, third-degree en-                             The investigation is continuing. Any-
                                                                                                                dangering the welfare of a child, and                              one with information related to this inves-
                                                                                                                multiple acts of lewdness, a disorderly                            tigation is urged to contact Lt. Trigo of the
                                                                                                                person’s offense. At the time, seven counts                        Fanwood Police Department at (908) 322-
                                                                                                                were signed against Marks, Union County                            5000, extension no. 117.
                                                                                                                Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.                                 These criminal charges are mere accu-
                                                         Benjamin Corbin for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times       There are now a total of 12 victims, all                        sations. The defendants are presumed in-                   VOTE NOVEMBER 4...Scotch Plains Democrat candidates and volunteers greet
MUNCHIN’ FUN...The animals and the kids share a good time last weekend at                                       under the age of 16.                                               nocent until proven guilty in a court of                   residents during Scotch Plains Day. Candidates, Kevin Glover for Mayor and
Scotch Plains Day.                                                                                                 Prosecutor Romankow commended                                   law.                                                       Theresa Mullen for council, expressed their view of a need for change in the town,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              especially related to the increasing municipal taxes and debt over the past six
     Mountainside Council                                                                                                                Fanwood Council                                                                                      years. Campaign volunteers hand out red, white and blue balloons.


  Discusses Economy Impacts                                                                                     who constantly have alarms going off
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                                                                                                                                                                                     The council also discussed an on-                                          POLICE BLOTTER
            By JOHN MAGUIRE                                     With a municipal work force of over 70          and don’t do anything about it,” Coun-                             going project by Elizabethtown Gas
 Specially Written for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
                                                             full- and part-time employees,                     cilwoman Katherine Mitchell said.                                  along South Avenue from Hetfield
    MOUNTAINSIDE – The borough                               Mountainside benefits from having a vol-              Councilman Bruce Walsh asked for                                Avenue to the other end of town.                                           Westfield                  his father’s house with a picture of a
council conducted its monthly planning                       unteer fire department. The highest paid           a review to determine the fines charged                              Council President Joan Wheeler,                             Tuesday, September 30, Jerome T.        vampire on it and the words “vampire
meeting Tuesday evening with much of                         public employee of Mountainside is Tax             by other nearby towns before an ordi-                              presiding over the meeting in the ab-                      Pinckney, 19, of Edison was arrested       of the early mid 90s” and “night
the discussion behind closed doors in                        Assessor Eldo Magnani, who collects a
executive session. The 20-minute public                      salary of $17,048 from Mountainside and            nance is formally drafted.                                         sence of Mayor Colleen Mahr, lives                         following an accident investigation        stalker.” According to police, the vic-
portion of the meeting involved com-                         $125,000 in sum from five municipalities,             Mr. Estis also suggested that the                               on South Avenue and said she and                           at Rahway Avenue and Cottage Place         tim feels it could be an ex-friend
ments about the state of the stock market,                   including Colts Neck, Milltown, Holmdel,           governing body get “feedback” from                                 other residents received notices from                      on multiple warrants for contempt of       leaving the flyers at the house.
the impact on retirement plans and budget                    Monmouth and Atlantic Highlands.                   the police department on the pro-                                  the gas company about the project.                         court.                                                     Fanwood
challenges to be confronted next year.                          Mayor Viglianti mentioned he has be-            posed ordinance.                                                     Mrs. Wheeler said it would take                             The warrants were issued by                Saturday, September 27, a resident
    Council members discussed a Con-                         gun looking at the borough’s debt burden              In other business, the council dis-                             several weeks to replace the gas line,                     Plainfield, for $1,000; Watchung, for      in the 100 block of South Avenue
gressional budget report saying that re-                     with Chief Financial Officer Jill Good.            cussed plans to move forward with                                  during which time the company is                           $350; Piscataway, for $200; Eliza-         reported that someone made unau-
tirement plans have lost an estimated $2                     Some of the borough’s debt will mature             the Helen Street reconstruction                                    paying for Fanwood police officers to                      beth, for $120, and Fanwood, for $89.      thorized purchases on her credit card
trillion dollars in value over the last 15                   over the next few years and the mayor has          project.                                                           provide traffic safety.                                    He was turned over to the Plainfield       in the amount of $1,175. Police said
months. Mayor Robert Viglianti cited the                     initiated discussions on financing options.
pension losses as evidence of how the                           The mayor praised the council saying,              “That project was delayed [last                                   In addition, Mrs. Wheeler said                           Police Department.                         the incident is under investigation.
market turmoil is affecting the average                      “You guys have gotten a lot done in the            year] due to budget conditions,” Bor-                              Elizabethtown Gas videotaped and                              Thursday, October 2, Kevon                 Wednesday, October 1, Izabel D.
citizen. Council members talked about                        last few years.” Clearly, the next year            ough Engineer Joseph Pryor said.                                   photographed the area before the                           Beresford, 34, of Roselle was arrested     Marques, 41, of Garwood was ar-
401K plans, college tuition expenses and                     will be a challenge to all municipalities,            Mr. Pryor said the borough has                                  project began and has agreed to “re-                       on a Mountainside contempt of court        rested for an outstanding Plainfield
failed financial institutions.                               and Mountainside is no exception. He               secured an “extension” from the state                              pair all property that is disturbed,”                      warrant, with bail of $89, after a motor   warrant after a motor vehicle stop in
    The council approved the agenda for                      indicated his confidence in the council to         in order to finance the project with an                            including paved or grassy areas.                           vehicle stop in the area of Clover         the 400 block of South Avenue. She
the upcoming public meeting on October                       react to economic conditions and in the            $188,000 grant, but he added that a                                  Councilwoman Mitchell also re-                           Street and Summit Avenue. He was           was processed and released.
21, assigned duties for the meeting and                      borough’s tradition of volunteerism and            contract must be awarded by mid-                                   ported that the borough is working on                      released after posting bail.                  Saturday, October 4, Walter L.
unanimously approved all items dis-                          community involvement.                             January 2009.                                                      revised personnel policies and mu-                            Thursday, October 2, Joseph             Hunter, Jr., 38, was arrested on an
cussed.                                                         In keeping with that spirit, Mr. Viglianti
    The council elaborated on hiring a new                   announced that the 15th annual                        Since residents previously “had                                 nicipal employee manuals.                                  Kabutu, 33, of Fords was arrested at       outstanding Plainfield warrant after a
assistant recreation director at a salary of                 Mountainside Clean Community Day                   some objections” to elements of the                                  “We would like to put this in place                      the Essex County jail on a Westfield       motor vehicle stop on South Avenue.
$37,000. The individual has been on the                      would take place on Wednesday, Octo-               project involving sidewalks and re-                                by the first of the year,” the council-                    contempt of court warrant, with bail       According to police, he was processed
job for over a week. The hiring will be                      ber 15, when residents of all ages would           taining walls, Mr. Pryor said the bor-                             woman said, explaining that the revi-                      of $3,460. He was committed to the         and released.
formally approved at the next public meet-                   lend a hand in cleaning up public spaces.          ough plans to “take the sidewalks out                              sions pertain to everything from em-                       Union County jail on default of bail.         Saturday, October 4, Michael J.
ing, absent any unanticipated opposition.                       Public Works Director Ronald Romak              [of the project] and move ahead; that’s                            ployee conduct to no-smoking poli-                            Thursday, October 2, Alfred Ott,        Belmonte, 47, of Plainfield was ar-
    Discussing the loss of another em-                       said that residents interested in volun-           the path of least resistance.”                                     cies.                                                      24, of Mountainside was arrested and       rested and charged with shoplifting
ployee, Mayor Viglianti said, “these are                     teering could contact borough employee                                                                                  Mr. Estis added that the old poli-                       charged with possession of drug para-      from a store in the 100 block of South
engagements and not marriages,” and that                     Pat Gilstrap for details. He said the bor-                                                                            cies and manuals “dated back about                         phernalia after a motor vehicle stop       Avenue. According to police, he was
it is to be expected that young individuals
use these positions as a “stepping stone”
to future endeavors.
                                                             ough would supply gloves, supplies and
                                                             a pizza lunch to those helping out. He said
                                                             the cleanup has been a popular event for
                                                                                                                                Lance                                              15 years,” during which time “laws
                                                                                                                                                                                   have changed considerably.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in the area of Mountain Avenue and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Driftway. He was issued a summons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         also charged with an outstanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Piscataway warrant. He was trans-
                                                                                                                            CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
    The council indicated that personnel                     Boy Scouts and youth groups in the past,                                                                                During the meeting’s public com-                         and released.                              ported to the Union County jail for
decisions are likely to come under in-
                                                                                                                based ethanol produced from corn                                   ment portion, resident Tom Tzerefos                                      Scotch Plains                failure to make bail set at $500.
                                                             but that all are welcome and encouraged
creased scrutiny during the next budget                      to pitch in.                                       stalk. Mr. Lance said he is opposed to                             asked questions about his tax bill,                           Friday, October 3, Matthew Boykin,         Saturday, October 4, a resident in
cycle. Mountainside and other smaller                           The council moved into executive ses-           corn-based ethanol, which, he said,                                pointing to an increase of about $500                      25, of Newark was arrested for an          the 50 block of Glenwood Road re-
municipalities can expect a dip in tax                       sion. The next public meeting of the               uses more energy to produce and                                    in local school taxes.                                     outstanding warrant after a motor          ported that someone opened a credit
revenues due to the effect of expected job                   council will take place on Tuesday, Octo-          which has caused corn prices in Third                                “I would refer you to the next board                     vehicle stop. He was processed and         card in her name and made $1,386 in
losses and the housing crisis.                               ber 21, at 8 p.m.                                  World countries to increase. Mr.                                   of education meeting, since the board                      released.                                  unauthorized purchases at a Westfield
                                                                                                                Lance also favors reduced tariffs on                               of education is responsible for that                          Saturday, October 4, a resident of      department store. According to po-
         Hearings for Cell Tower                                                                                sugar-based ethanol and wants to ex-
                                                                                                                amine the use of oil shale in Colo-
                                                                                                                rado, Nevada and Utah.
                                                                                                                                                                                   [portion of the tax bill],” responded
                                                                                                                                                                                   Councilwoman Wheeler.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Willow Avenue reported that some-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              one damaged her vehicle while it was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         lice, an investigation revealed that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         several additional credit cards were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              parked legally in front of her house.      opened in her name as well. Police
         Nearing End in Cranford                                                                                   Mr. Lance opposes oil drilling off
                                                                                                                the New Jersey coast over concerns it
                                                                                                                                                                                             Recycling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Saturday, October 4, a resident of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              William Street reported that her neigh-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         are investigating the report.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday, October 5, Robert M.
        By CHRISTINA M. HINKE                                                                                   would negatively impact the state’s                                                                                           bor came onto her lawn and made            Gittleman, 56, of Clark was arrested
                                                             results desired.
 Specially Written for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times
                                                                Mr. Graiff also said a carrier could place      tourism industry. The candidate also                                             CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              remarks about her children and her         and charged with driving while in-
    CRANFORD — The 120-foot cell                             antennae on two 50- or 60-foot buildings to        supports a higher CAFE (Corporate                                  a desire to recycle, not just Fanwood                      property.                                  toxicated (DWI) after a motor ve-
tower application drawing strong opposi-                     “get the coverage they needed,” though he          Average Fuel Economy) standard for                                 residents. In addition to the usual                            Saturday, October 4, Sandra            hicle stop on Martine Avenue. Ac-
tion from Westfield and Cranford resi-                       said it is not ideal. He said there were           automobile vehicles, which, he said,                               recycling items, the center collects                       Viglianti, 44, of Clark was arrested       cording to police, he was processed
dents is nearing its end.                                    building sites to the south and the east that      has been held up in Congress due to                                clothing, CDs and DVDs, motor oil,                         on an outstanding warrant after a          and released to a responsible adult.
    Attorney John Schmidt, representing the                  were suitable. Mr. Meese said Mr. Pierson          opposition from the Michigan del-
Westfield and Cranford residents opposed                     testified to the need to go further north to                                                                          eyeglasses, hearing aids, household                        motor vehicle stop. She was processed         Tuesday, October 7, Christopher
                                                                                                                egation. He said U.S. automakers must                              batteries, car batteries, steel, wire                      and released.                              A. Gines, 31, of Fanwood was ar-
to the cell tower, questioned his last wit-                  achieve the desired coverage.                      make vehicles that are “environmen-
nesses at Monday night’s Cranford Zoning                        Mr. Graiff also said, “There is no fact that                                                                       hangers, junk mail, cell phone batter-                        Saturday, October 4, Carla Shefton,     rested on an outstanding Dunellen
Board of Adjustment hearing for the appli-
                                                                                                                tally friendly.”                                                   ies, electronics and large plastics, “like                 24, of Newark was arrested for an          warrant after a motor vehicle stop in
                                                             states the antennae has to be above the tree
cation of SMSA Limited Partnership, com-                     line to propagate.”                                   He said the nation needs “basic                                 those kids picnic tables and toys,”                        outstanding warrant after a motor          the 50 block of Second Street. Ac-
posed of Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, for                        He also said that because of “confusing         manufacturing industry” not just ser-                              Mr. Ebersol said.                                          vehicle stop. She was processed and        cording to police, he was processed
a cell phone monopole and equipment shel-                    testimony” that he could not say there was         vice-based companies, calling it “a                                   And for the things he cannot re-                        released.                                  and released.
ter at the location of the Cranford Swim                     a gap in coverage.                                 matter of national security.” Mr. Lance                            cycle, Mr. Ebersol tries to find some-                        Sunday, October 5, Dominick
Club on County Park Drive.                                      After Mr. Meese’s cross-examination,            said investments in alternative en-                                one who will. “Home Depot will take                        Russo, 19, of Edison was arrested for
    Mr. Schmidt’s radio frequency engineer                   board member alternate Ronald Marotta              ergy would also present “employ-
expert Ronald Graiff was recalled to the
stand for Gregory Meese, the applicant’s
                                                             said to Mr. Meese about not receiving a test
                                                             data map, “This has been going on a long
                                                                                                                ment opportunities for the American
                                                                                                                workforce.”
                                                                                                                                                                                   fluorescent light bulbs so you don’t
                                                                                                                                                                                   have to wait for county recycling
                                                                                                                                                                                   days,” he said. He also found Foam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              an outstanding warrant after a motor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vehicle stop. He was processed and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              released.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hsing
attorney, to cross-examine.                                  time. Something like that (drive test map)            When asked for his thoughts on
    Mr. Meese questioned him about the
drive test data, which measures wireless
                                                             would have helped move this forward.”
                                                                Mr. Schmidt also called upon Thomas             Iraq and Afghanistan, Mr. Lance said
                                                                                                                he believes American troops could
                                                                                                                                                                                   Pack Industries in Springfield that
                                                                                                                                                                                   will take the foam packing that is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sunday, October 5, Emanuel Mills,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              44, of Edison was arrested for an                Interview
signal performance that Glenn Pierson, the                   Kachelreiss, his real estate appraiser expert.                                                                        found in boxes containing items such                       outstanding warrant after a motor                   CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
applicant’s radio frequency expert, sup-                     He said he reviewed the Springfield cell           be withdrawn from Iraq by the end                                  as televisions, computers and appli-                       vehicle violation. He was processed
plied to Mr. Schmidt at an earlier meeting.                  tower site referred to by the applicants’          of 2009. He points to the “success of                              ances.                                                     and released.                              “self-sufficient” because walk-in pa-
“I have seen no drive tests in testimony,”                   appraiser as a comparable location to that in      the surge” as the reason the United                                   The Fanwood Recycling Center is                            Sunday, October 5, a resident of        tients would have “basic health insur-
Mr. Graiff responded. “I saw calculated                      Cranford. He called the area an “industrial        States can “leave Iraq at an early                                                                                                                                       ance.”
coverage.”                                                   park.” He said since it is zoned for industrial                                                                       open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays                        Seaward Place reported that some-
                                                                                                                date.” The candidate said Iraq needs                               and Saturdays.                                             one attempted to enter his residence          Discussing foreign affairs, such as
    Mr. Graiff said that “the stack of paper”                use, for some time, that the home values           to start paying for the United States
given in response to Mr. Schmidt’s request                   there are already diminished and so an                                                                                                                                           through a rear window but fled when        with Iraq and Afghanistan, Mr. Hsing
for the data had no meaning because “the
                                                                                                                military presence by tapping into its                                                                                         an alarm went off.                         said the United States has “stayed in
algorithm used to analyze it was not pre-
sented.”
                                                             appraiser cannot use it in a paired sales
                                                             analysis in this case. Mr. Meese’s real estate
                                                             appraiser used this analysis for testimony.
                                                                                                                $80 billion in oil profits.
                                                                                                                   Mr. Lance said he would have “read                                     SP Council                                                       Mountainside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday, October 1, a resident
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Iraq long enough.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “We should get our troops out…as
                                                                                                                the national intelligence estimate                                               CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
    Mr. Meese responded by asking, “You                         He also said he could not find a cell tower                                                                                                                                   of Friar Lane reported that someone        soon as possible without jeopardiz-
made no effort to make a request of this data                “solely in a residential area.” He said the        completely before voting yes or no”                                meeting recently with officials from                       dented her vehicle while it was parked     ing the stability in that region,” he
in another form?”                                            applicant only mentioned school zones. Mr.         on sending troops to Iraq at the outset                            neighboring towns to receive an up-                        in the street.                             said. On Afghanistan, he advocates
    “When someone asks for drive test data                   Meese then said that some of these school          of the war, noting that too many mem-                              date of the status of the soon-to-be-                                                                 for a “study and surge analysis with
it is provided in a map with overlays,” Mr.                  locations surround residential areas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thursday, October 2, a motorist
                                                                                                                bers of Congress instead relied on a                               shut facility. A brochure containing                       reported that while traveling on Route     stipulated goals and measurements”
Graiff said, noting in his experience in cell                   Mr. Meese asked about the tower in              summary of the report.                                             details of the shuttle services will
phone tower cases this form of the informa-                  Mendham, which he said “is a three-acre                                                                                                                                          22 East a large stone shattered the        before committing additional troops.
tion is provided.
                                                                                                                   “So I don’t know how I would have                               soon be available at the municipal                         rear window of her vehicle. Accord-           On alternative energy, the candidate
                                                             residential zone in a residential property.”
    “I thought, quite frankly, it was a smart                   “There haven’t been any sales in 2,000          voted,” he said, although he said he                               building and a link on the township                        ing to police, the victim believes the     said he favors “building a new indus-
expletive way to get Mr. Schmidt the data,”                  feet of that property,” Mr. Kachelreiss re-        was “no great fan of preemptive war.”                              website will connect users to                              stone came from a wooded area along        try based on renewable energy,” say-
he said.                                                     sponded as to why he did not do an analysis.          Mr. Lance said withdrawing in 2007                              Muhlenberg’s website, where similar                        the highway.                               ing it would solve the nation’s energy
    Mr. Meese presented new data to the                         Mr. Kachelreiss also said the homes in          would not have been possible “be-                                  information will be available.                                Sunday, October 5, a manager at a       problems while producing an industry
board that showed the capacity of calls                      Springfield in the area of the tower are larger    cause I think Iraq was in chaos.”                                     In addition, a transportation hotline                   Route 22 theater reported that two         that would enable the United States to
made during legal holidays. “He doesn’t list                 in size than those in the Westfield/Cranford          The candidate said more troops                                  —(866) 479-4848 — also provides                                                                       “compete with other countries.” He
the holidays he (Mr. Graiff) testified to [at                area in question, but the values of the homes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              individuals attempted to get refunds
                                                                                                                would be necessary in Afghanistan.                                 information about transportation op-                       from tickets they claimed to have          said development of alternative en-
the last meeting],” objected Mr. Schmidt,                    in Westfield and Cranford are higher. He also      He said the “center” of al-Qaeda,                                  tions to and from the hospital.
noting Mother’s Day as an example.                           said the quality and maintenance were not                                                                                                                                        purchased that evening. According to       ergy sources would help “sustain this
    Then Mr. Meese brought up the topic of
                                                                                                                terrorism, and the Taliban are in Af-                                 At its regular meeting next week,                       police, the tickets were purchased at      country for another 50 or 100 years.”
                                                             equal, inferring that Westfield and Cranford
cell site placement. Mr. Graiff said cell                    are of higher caliber.                             ghanistan and that Osama bin Laden                                 the council is expected to approve a                       a different time and the refund was
carriers “typically place it (the tower) in the                 Cranford resident Marjorie Meise asked          is hiding in the country or in neigh-                              resolution authorizing the township                        denied. When the individuals were
search ring.”                                                Mr. Kachelreiss if the homes in Westfield          boring Pakistan.                                                   to become a member of                                      questioned about where they received              For More on Sports,
    “It is not in the search ring,” he said,                 and Cranford, in the vicinity of the tower,           Mr. Lance said he sees the Barack                               propertyroom.com, a website similar                        the tickets from they fled the scene,                    see
regarding the proposed site placement of                     would decrease in value and he said “yes.”         Obama-John McCain Presidential                                     to eBay that will allow surplus town-                      authorities said.
the monopole.                                                   Then Mr. Schmidt called his final wit-          race as close in New Jersey, although                              ship items, confiscated and unclaimed
    A search ring is a hole identified through               ness, Michael Shuvart, a resident of Manatoa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Monday, October 6, a resident of           goleader.com/photos
                                                                                                                he said Mr. Obama currently has the                                property, including abandoned ve-                          Wood Valley Road reported that some-
analysis of drive test data that shows the                   Circle in Westfield. The next meeting is set       lead in the state.                                                 hicles, to be auctioned.
area to place the tower to achieve the service               for Monday, November 24.                                                                                                                                                         one has been leaving flyers in front of




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     Zoning Bd. of Adjustment                                                                                                                                                                       Freeholders to Fund $2 Mil.
     Approves Two Variances                                                                                                                                                                         For Child-Advocacy Center
              By FRED T. ROSSI                           a deck at the rear of her home at                                                                                                                    By PAUL J. PEYTON                              $777,383 contract to Bloomfield-
 Specially Written for The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times                                                                                                                                            Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                         1195 Washington Avenue. Ms.                                                                                                                                                                         based J.A. Alexander, Inc. to provide
   SCOTCH PLAINS — The zoning                            Green’s application was pending                                                                                                             ELIZABETH – The Union County                            labor and materials for improvements
board of adjustment approved two                         before the board for several months                                                                                                      Board of Chosen Freeholders will                           to Surprise Lake in the Watchung
variances at its meeting last week.                      while she consulted with township                                                                                                        vote tonight to provide $2 million                         Reservation. Joseph Graziano, direc-
   Charles and Nina Anastasiou were                      legal officials and the township                                                                                                         towards the construction of a new                          tor of engineering and public works
given permission to build a one-story                    council about some encroachment                                                                                                          child-advocacy center for the county                       and facilities, said the company would
addition to their home at 14                             issues since the rear of her home                                                                                                        prosecutor’s office.                                       provide an “environmentally
Brandywine Court that would include                      abuts Kramer Manor Park. The plans                                                                                                          The resolution follows last month’s                     friendly” way to remove erosion that
an expansion of their dining room. A                     for the proposed deck were revised                                                                                                       presentation by the prosecutor’s of-                       has developed around the lake. The
front-yard setback variance was re-                      and now call for it to be two feet off                                                                                                   fice that the county has outgrown the                      lake was dredged as part of the
quired because the front of the addi-                    the ground instead of the originally                                                                                                     current center, located at 123                             county’s 1999 capital budget.
tion would be slightly more than 57                      proposed six feet.                                                                                                                       Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth, and                            The board also reviewed a resolu-
feet and a local ordinance requires a                       In what may have been a first for the                                                                                                 that the house is in disrepair. The                        tion for the county to utilize the
60-foot setback.                                         zoning board, informal testimony was       ABOUT AUTISM…Claudette Bardwil spoke on September 16 at the Westfield                         advocacy center handles 500 child                          Cranford Police Department’s coop-
   Board member Chris Abeel termed                       heard from Ms. Green’s contractor,         Rotary Club meeting. Ms. Bardwil heads an organization that provides programs                 abuse cases per year ranging from                          erative system to purchase police
the application “a de minimis request”                   who, due to illness, spoke via Ms.         for Autistic children and their families. Pictured, from left to right, are: Sherry           physical to sexual abuse.                                  equipment. Elizabeth Genievich, di-
that is “going to do nothing but en-                     Green’s cell phone to provide infor-       Cronin, Downtown Westfield Corporation director; Naomi McElynn, director of                      County Manager George Devanney                          rector of administrative services, said
hance the house and the rest of the                      mation about the deck’s specifica-         the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce; Christine Gee-Lowrey, Adrienne                        said the board’s expected action to-                       Cranford has the only cooperative
                                                                                                    Robertiello, Ms. Bardwil of Autism Family Tours and Mark Swingle of the
neighborhood.”                                           tions.                                     Westfield Rotary.                                                                             night would help the efforts of Friends                    police equipment-purchasing pro-
   Penni-Jade Green was given per-                          The board’s next meeting will be on                                                                                                   of the Child Advocacy Center of                            gram in the county.
mission to construct an addition and                     November 6.                                        Campaign Release: Leonard Lance for Congress                                          Union County, a 501c3 non-profit                              The freeholders will vote tonight on
                                                                                                                                                                                                  group created to raise the $4.5 mil-                       the second reading, following a public
             Asm. Green Speaks on                                                                         ‘I Did Benefit From Sludge Fund’                                                        lion needed to build the 11,000-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  square-foot center. The prosecutor’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             hearing, on a $33.4-million bond ordi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             nance to fund the county’s 2008 capi-
                                                                                                      Seventh District Republican Con-                program was established months af-          office has received another $500,000                       tal budget. Among the projects to be
              Home Foreclosures                                                                     gressional candidate, State Senator
                                                                                                    Leonard Lance, reassured voters that
                                                                                                                                                      ter the Democratic majority took con-
                                                                                                                                                      trol of state government in 2004. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in a grant for the project.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     In other business, acting Public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             funded are the installation of a nurse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             call system and wall guards for resi-
   PLAINFIELD – Assemblyman                              the state may see 50,000 foreclosures      he did not benefit from a secret slush            program, called the “MAC” in refer-         Safety Director Richard Childs an-                         dent/patient rooms at Runnells Spe-
Jerry Green (LD-22, Plainfield) re-                      this year.                                 fund that gave key legislative leaders            ence to its likeness “to act like an        nounced that the county has received                       cialized Hospital, reconstruction of
leased the following statement Tues-                       “That’s more than 100,000 New Jer-       sole discretion over millions of tax-             ATM by dispensing tax money to              $1.4 million in a grant from the state’s                   the Springfield firearms range for the
day on the Assembly Housing and                          sey families who will have suddenly        payer dollars in state money. Mr.                 lawmakers so they could boost fa-           Homeland Security and Preparedness                         county sheriff’s office, and the preser-
Local Government Committee’s                             found themselves unable to put a roof      Lance pledged to investigate the                  vored projects” and provided $128           Program. Mr. Childs told the board                         vation of index books records in the
Monday hearing on the ongoing home                       over their heads and to sleep soundly      matter and urged his opponent,                    million over two years for the grants.      that the money represents a “substan-                      Union County Clerk’s Office.
mortgage and foreclosure crisis.                         knowing they have a home for their         Democratic Assemblywoman Linda                    Gov. Jon Corzine blocked $26 mil-           tial increase” over last year’s funding                       Also included are fire safety reno-
   The hearing was held with the As-                     children.Clearly we are limited in what    Stender, to come clean on the re-                 lion of the spending once he took           of $937,638.                                               vations and upgrades at the county
sembly Financial Institutions and In-                    we can do as a state, but Monday’s         ported fund that “seemingly benefited             office in 2006.                                The money is part of $22.2 million                      courthouse, restoration of Masker’s
surance Committee as part of a day-                      hearing shows we are ready to help.        only Trenton Democrats.”                             Mr. Lance said he did not benefit        in federal Homeland Security grant                         Barn and installation of interpretive
long emphasis on the economy. Mr.                          “Seven bills combating foreclosures        “I have long sought answers from                from the grant program and recently         money awarded to the state and dis-                        exhibits and signage for the visitors
Green is the housing panel’s chair-                      and questionable lending practices         Democratic leaders in Trenton on                  called on the Department of the Trea-       tributed to all 21 counties in the state.                  center at the Deserted Village of
man:                                                     were advanced by various Assembly          this issue. Time and again my re-                 sury to release the list of projects that   The state’s portion represents a $2.9                      Feltville in the Watchung Reservation
   “We already knew the American                         committees. These bills do everything      quests were turned down. Now only                 received funding from the controver-        million or 15 percent increase over last                   and installation of athletic field light-
dream was being put at risk for many                     from giving homeowners time to ne-         through court testimony do we learn               sial state grant program. He called on      year, according to state-issued press                      ing at Nomahegan Park in Cranford.
of our families through unscrupulous                     gotiate better terms to imposing tough     that a grant program existed that                 his opponent to do the same.                release. Union County received the
lending and subprime loans, but                          new requirements for foreclosure con-      awarded pork to favored Trenton law-                 “I call on Assemblywoman Stender         sixth highest amount in New Jersey.                         Lawmaker to Hold
Monday’s hearing clearly shows the                       sultants to requiring mortgage lend-       makers. New Jersey’s taxpayers have               to come clean and reassure the voters          Selena Carroll, domestic manage-
state needs to set the table and em-                     ers to maintain vacant homes to en-        the right to know who benefited from              that she too did not benefit from the       ment planner in the county’s Office                        Meeting on COAH Regs
ploy a full court press to help our                      sure we have vibrant neighborhoods.        this secret slush fund that seemingly             so-called ‘MAC’ account, and join           of Emergency Management, said 10                              AREA — District 21 legislators,
struggling homeowners.                                     “Answers aren’t easily found, but        only benefited Trenton Democrats,”                me in demanding full disclosure. We         percent, or $140,625, of the grant                         Sen. Tom Kean, Jr., Asm. Eric Munoz,
   “Statistics show home foreclosures                    we are striving to find them as we         Mr. Lance said.                                   must hold our elected officials ac-         would be utilized for school safety                        and Asm. Jon Bramnick, will hold a
in New Jersey rising from 23,000 two                     continue working to keep the Ameri-          According to a number of news                   countable,” Mr. Lance concluded.            programs throughout the county.                            Town Hall meeting Thursday, Octo-
years ago to nearly 35,000 last year.                    can dream alive for so many New            reports, the Property Tax Assistance                                                          Other equipment purchases include                          ber 16, to discuss what the impact and
But even more disconcerting is that                      Jerseyans.”                                and Community Development grant                                                               an explosives detection device, fire                       implementation of the new fair share
                                                                                                                                                           WF to Offer Free                       search and rescue training equipment,                      housing requirements promulgated by
                                                                                                                                                          Parking Oct. 18-19                      an on-scene fingerprint identification                     the Council on Affordable Housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  system to be housed in the county                          (COAH) means to local communi-
                                                                                                                                                         WESTFIELD — The Town of                  sheriff’s department but available to
                                                                                                                                                      Westfield will allow free parking at                                                                   ties. The meeting will be held in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  local police departments and an evi-                       council chambers of Summit City Hall,
                                                                                                                                                      all on-street meters and in two-hour        dence storage device. Also included
                                                                                                                                                      and four-hour parking lots on Satur-                                                                   512 Springfield Avenue f rom 7 p.m. to
                                                                                                                                                                                                  will be radio upgrades for the Special                     8:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                      day and Sunday, October 18 and 19 as        Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and                                An expert panel willl provide in-
                                   Slow-roasted tomatoes.                                                                                             part of an effort to encourage shop-
                                                                                                                                                      pers and patrons to enjoy early holi-
                                                                                                                                                      day shopping and dining.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Union County Emergency Response
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Team (UCERT). The purchase of au-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  tomatic license plate readers for criti-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             formation and answer questions. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             event is open to elected and munici-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             pal officials, zoning and planning
                                     Not a minor detail.                                                                                                 Bags will be placed over parking
                                                                                                                                                      meters and pay stations on the evening
                                                                                                                                                      of October 17.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  cal infrastructure in the county will
                                                                                                                                                                                                  also be funded through the grant.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The freeholders also considered a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             board members and the public. To
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             RSVP, e-mail SenKean@njleg.org or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             call (908) 232-3673.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Campaign Release: Union County Republicans
     Voting 101: Easy And                                                                                                                                                                                            GOP Calls for Limit on Spending,
  Painless, County Clerk Says                                                                                                                                                                                          Hiring, ‘Frivolous’ Expenses
By Joanne Rajoppi, Union County Clerk      up to 3 p.m. on Monday, November 3                                                                                                                                   In response to the nationwide eco-                        fied, subject to department head and
   The history of voting in the United     by appearing in person at the County                                                                                                                              nomic downturn, Union County Re-                             freeholder board approval. All de-
States of America is one of increased      Clerk’s office, 2 Broad Street, Room                                                                                                                              publican candidates for freeholder,                          partment heads shall submit a list of
voting rights and ease of voting, from     113, Elizabeth. As a public service,                                                                                                                              Roselle Park Councilman Michael                              mandatory travel to the board for
granting 18-year-olds the right to vote    our office will be open from 9 a.m. to                                                                                                                            Yakubov, John Russitano of Westfield                         the remainder of 2008 within seven
to adapting voting laws to permit          1 p.m. on Saturday, November 1 for                                                                                                                                and Joe Franchino of Berkeley                                days.
voting by mail. Election Day 2008 is       anyone wishing to receive and vote a                                                                                                                              Heights, are demanding that the all-                            Fourth, eliminate taxpayer-funded
fast approaching and all eligible          ballot. Secured locked ballot boxes                                                                                                                               Democrat freeholder board call a spe-                        entertainment expenses. Only hold
Union County voters can look for-          will be available to cast your ballot.                                                                                                                            cial meeting and adopt a resolution                          events such as MusicFest if they are
ward to ease and efficiency in regis-         There are many misconceptions                                                                                                                                  instructing all county departments to                        100 percent privately funded.
tering to vote and voting by mail. Two     about absentee or voting by mail. You                                                                                                                             sharply curtail their spending now                              Fifth, propose spending cuts up to
recently enacted New Jersey laws           do not need a reason for voting by                                                                                                                                and to submit reduced budgets for                            10 percent. All divisions and agen-
permit later voter registration, up to     mail. Every absentee ballot that is                                                                                                                               2009.                                                        cies are to submit 2009 budget re-
October 14, as well as voting by mail      received by the deadline of the close                                                                                                                                The Republican candidates call for                        quests that reflect a 5-percent reduc-
without a reason.                          of polls on Election Day is opened                                                                                                                                the freeholders to do the following:                         tion from the adjusted 2008 budget,
                                                                                                                                              Greg Ryan for The Westfield Leader and The Times
   Those residents 18 years of age or      and counted. The tally of the absentee       GOOD BY TO SHEA… A packed Shea Stadium crowd enjoys festivities to mark                                                 First, freeze all new hires until                         and to identify options to reduce bud-
older who have resided in the county       vote is included in the total voter          the closing of the stadium on September 28 after 44 years. The New York Mets will                                    2009. All vacant positions must be                           gets an additional 5 percent if neces-
for at least 30 days prior to November     count.                                       move into their new home, CitiField, next spring.                                                                    reviewed over the next 60 days to                            sary.
4 have until October 14 to mail a voter       There are some reasons an absen-                                                                                                                               determine whether they will be                                  “Economic conditions in New Jer-
registration form to the Union County
Board of Elections in order to vote in
                                           tee ballot is not opened and counted.
                                           These reasons include the following:            Postal Service Encourages                                                                                         funded in 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Second, eliminate or severely limit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sey have reached crisis levels,” Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yakubov said. “The county must be
the November 4 Presidential Elec-          the voter signature does not match                                                                                                                                expenditures. All county expenditures                        more fiscally conservative in its bud-
tion. Union County has witnessed a
dramatic increase of more than 14
                                           the signature on file, the voter failed
                                           to sign affirmation, an ID is required,        Voters to Mail Ballots Early                                                                                       are to be reviewed and approved by
                                                                                                                                                                                                             department heads prior to being sub-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          get approach. The freeholders have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          been in spend, spend, spend mode for
percent (1,680 out of 11,479 new           or the ballot was hand-delivered by            SCOTCH PLAINS – With more                            mitted to providing voters with first-                        mitted to the county purchasing divi-                        several years now.”
voters) by the end of September in         someone other than the voter or a            than 31 million ballots will be mailed                 class service.”                                               sion. Any expenditure between now                               “If elected, we will take a sharp
registrations of 18-year-olds since the    duly authorized messenger. A valid           this fall, the U.S. Postal Service is                     Service members and Americans                              and the end of 2008 in excess of                             pencil to all county programs and
June 2008 primary election. Forms          ID is required under federal law for         encouraging voters to mail early this                  living abroad can mail their completed                        $5,000 must be approved in advance                           services as we prepare the 2009 county
and information to register to vote are    anyone who has never voted in a              election season.                                       ballots free of charge by bringing the                        by resolution of the freeholder board                        budget,” Mr. Russitano said. “We
available on the County Clerk’s            Federal election prior to January 1,           Voters are asked to mail com-                        ballot to APO/FPO Post Offices or to                          unless essential to public safety, to                        pledge to provide needed services in
website at ucnj.org/ctyclerk.              2003. The voter has until 4 p.m. on          pleted absentee ballots five days                      a consulate of the United States. The                         avoid an interruption in operations                          the most economical and cost-effec-
   Once registered to vote, a voter can    Thursday, November 6 to provide ID           before they are due to ensure the                      Postal Service also reminds voters to                         (i.e., utility bills) or in response to an                   tive manner.”
choose to vote by mail instead of          to the Board of Elections either by fax      safe, timely delivery of their vote.                   use proper postage and to place com-                          emergency. The county must also fo-                             “Union County government must
traveling to the polls. Recently, I made   or in person.                                Americans overseas, including men                      pleted ballots inside the envelope                            cus on reducing fuel costs and con-                          adopt a taxpayer-first mentality, fo-
a video to assist anyone wishing to           The importance of voting cannot           and women in the Armed Services,                       correctly. Most return envelopes for                          sumption through the further reduc-                          cusing on sound fiscal management,”
vote by mail with easy, step-by-step       be over-emphasized. Many recent              should plan on sending ballots back                    ballots have a clear window on the                            tion of automobile use by county                             Mr. Franchino said. “Instead of being
instructions. The video is viewable at     local elections in Union County have         at least two weeks before Novem-                       front so the mailing address can be                           employees as well as the use of hy-                          known for profanity-laden, taxpayer-
our website. Anyone who wishes to          been determined by a two or three            ber 4, the date of the federal general                 clearly seen.                                                 brid and alternative-fuel vehicles and                       funded concerts, we want to be known
vote by mail for any reason whatso-        vote differential. In a Presidential elec-   election.                                                 Voters should check with local                             other liquid fuel reduction technolo-                        throughout the state for cost efficiency
ever may submit an application for a       tion, every single vote is important. I        “Even in times of war, we have                       election offices for rules on request-                        gies.                                                        and lower taxes.”
ballot by mail up to seven days prior      urge everyone to vote either at the          delivered the most fundamental sym-                    ing and completing absentee bal-                                 Third, eliminate all non-essential
                                           polls or via mail. Please be sure to         bol of democracy – a ballot. The                       lots. Visit the state’s website online                        travel, whether within Union County,
to the election. To be eligible, the
application must be postmarked no          contact my office at (908) 527-4996          Postal Service recognizes the impor-                   to find out where election offices                            within New Jersey or out of state. No                           More Government
                                           with any election-related questions.         tant role mail plays in the election                   are located in the state and to get                           out-of-county travel (other than pris-
later than October 28. After Tuesday,
                                           Happy Election Day.                          process,” Scotch Plains Postmaster                     information governing voting by                               oner transfers and other mandatory                              News on Page 19
October 28, a voter can obtain a ballot
                                                                                        Butch Belanger said. “We’re com-                       mail.                                                         travel) will be permitted unless justi-



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                                                                                                              Wine Enthusiast : 90    $14.99                        Wine Spectator: 93      $19.99                         outstanding depth as well
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                                                                                                              expressive pear, apricot and                         cassis, black cherry, black rasp-                       A unique blend of spice and                         It offers notable clarity and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                           even further due to a lush                           Wine Advocate : 90 $13.99
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                                                                                                                                                                  Robert Arnoux                                            great purity to the fruit, but                      Reserva Privada 2005
                                                                                                             Travaglini                                           Vacqueyras Cuvee                                         enough peppery spice from                           This Reserva Privada offers
                                                                                                             Gattinara 2003                                       Jean Marie Arnoux 2004                                   complexity.                                         currant and black pepper scents
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                                                                                                             and very ripe fruits, with a                         is full-bodied and possesses loads                                                                           support the wine’s refreshing
                                                                                                             Christmas pudding undertone.                         of seductive black cherry and                                                                                fruit character.
                                                                                                             Full-bodied, with chewy tannins                      cassis fruit intermixed with subtle                      Tiefenbrunner
                                                                                                                                                                  notes of Provençal herbs and                             Pinot Grigio
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                                                                                                                                                                  during its first 5-6 years of life.                                                                          Morgante Nero d’Avola
                                                                                                             Wine Spectator : 91 $24.99                                                                                    Pretty and floral on the nose,                      Sicilia 2006
                                                                                                                                                                   Wine Advocate: 90         $13.99                        with peach and lemon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Aromas of crushed blackberry
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                                                                                                             Sauvignon Blanc 2006                                  Bodegas LAN Rioja                                                                                           mouth with loads of fruit. A full-
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                                                                                                             barrel fermented, adding just the                     yet remains vibrant and                                                                                     Arrowood
                                                                                                             right touch of cream and smoke.                       accessible. Drink now thru 2012.                        Distinctly fruity with dark                         Chardonnay 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           cherry overtones that are in                        A polished Chardonnay with an
                                                                                                              Wine Enthusiast: 91     $16.99                       Wine Spectator : 90           $13.99                    balance with hints of vanilla                       elegant balance to a variety that
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                                                                                                                                            Taja Jumilla Reserva 2003                                                                          Seductive flavors of quince meld with the gunflint aromas
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                                                                                                                                            Deep loamy and gamey flavors wrap around
                                                                                                                                            cherry and kirsch fruit in this dense red.                                                         Syrah 2005
                                                                                                                                            Sun-baked and solid, with well-integrated                                                          This voluptuous and chocolatey red wine seduces with
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                                          And the County of Union, NJ.
                                                               Members of:
                                                                                                                                             Refusal to Debate a Public ‘Disservice’                                                              Below are four arcane words, each
                   New Jersey Press Association • National Newspaper Association • Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce                          In this important election year, we are        importantly, what they believe to be in the      with four definitions – only one is correct.
                     Scotch Plains Business & Professional Association • Fanwood Business & Professional Association                        bombarded with information about our              best interest of Scotch Plains. It provides      The others are made up. Are you sharp
                                                                                                                                            Presidential, Vice Presidential and Con-          so much more than mailings, press re-            enough to discern this deception of dic-
         Periodicals – Postage Paid at Westfield, New Jersey                      Periodicals – Postage Paid at Scotch Plains, New Jersey   gressional candidates. In addition to the         leases and letters to the editor, which can      tion?
           P.O. Box 250 • 251 North Avenue, West                                                  P. O. Box 368                             numerous mailings we receive about all            be manipulative and misleading.                     If you can guess one correctly – good
                   Westfield, N.J. 07091                                                     Scotch Plains, N.J. 07076                      of them, we are also captivated by their             There have been numerous opportuni-           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                                     televised debates. These debates serve as         ties for both sides to showcase their tal-       vidual. If you get three – word expert. If
                                                                                                                                            opportunities to learn more about the can-        ents, experience and ideas. We have all          you get all four – You must have a lot of
                     POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the offices of the newspapers at                                                   didates and enable us to compare them on          been offered interviews by the local TV          free time!
                                      P. O. Box 250, Westfield, New Jersey 07091                                                            level playing fields.                             station and the local papers. We have               All words and correct definitions
                           Published every Thursday by Watchung Communications, Inc.                                                           It is equally important to be as well          welcomed and participated in all of them.        come from the board game Diction
                                                                                                                                            informed about our local municipal can-              Since May 19, 2008, we have had a             Deception.
               Paul Peyton                      Horace R. Corbin                   Fred K. Lecomte                                          didates because, in many ways, the deci-          debate scheduled to take place on October           Answers to last week’s arcane words.
              ASSIGNMENT EDITOR                                    PUBLISHER                                    MARKETING DIRECTOR          sions made by our local officials have            23, 2008. We are looking forward to tak-            1. Bettong – A nocturnal Australian
         Suzette F. Stalker                                    David B. Corbin                              Michael L. Bartiromo            more of an impact on our daily lives.             ing part in that forum. Our opponents            marsupial. Kangaroo rat
                 COMMUNITY                               ASSISTANT PUBLISHER & SPORTS                          MARKETING PRODUCTION            As candidates for mayor and council-           have indicated that they, once again, will          2. Rhigosis – The sensation of cold
          Michael Pollack                                      Karen M. Hinds                                 Robert P. Connelly            woman of Scotch Plains, we believe that           refuse to participate. We think this is a           3. Tergum – The back of an animal
              EDUCATION & ARTS                                   OFFICE MANAGER                                 OPERATIONS & LEGALS         the best voter is an informed voter. Resi-        disservice to the voters of Scotch Plains,          4. Tertulia – A social gathering
                                                                 Ben Corbin                                                                 dents of Scotch Plains have the right to          and encourage our residents to demand a
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                                                                                                                                            know where candidates stand on the is-            debate.                                                        BOTRYOID
              SUBSCRIPTION PRICE                                                                        www.goleader.com/subscribe          sues in this year’s election. That is why            It behooves the candidates on both sides         1. Resembling a grape cluster in form
              One-year – $28 • Two-year – $52 • Three-year – $76 • One-year college (September to May) – $20                                we agreed to a candidate’s debate as soon         to come forward and be heard by the                 2. Shaped like a spindle; thick, tapering
                                                                                                                                            as it was announced in May.                       people. When you step into the public            at each end
                                                                                                                                               We believe it is crucial that voters see       arena – asking to be elected to serve for           3. A genus of fish closely related to the

Many in Our Communities Deserve                                                                                                             and hear the candidates discuss their points
                                                                                                                                            of view. This is the best way to draw a
                                                                                                                                            distinction between them. It shows voters
                                                                                                                                                                                              the good of the community, it seems only
                                                                                                                                                                                              logical that your voters hear your voice
                                                                                                                                                                                              before they choose you to represent theirs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               perch, having an elongated body
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. In botany, furnished with branches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in pairs
                                                                                                                                            how candidates speak, how they conduct                  Nancy Malool and Mary DePaola                                 OLF

 Thanks For Making a Difference                                                                                                             themselves in a public forum and, most

                                                                                                                                                 Were the ‘Titans’ of Government
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Scotch Plains GOP Candidates               1. A self-absorbed person
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. The bullfinch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. A harem slave
   Whether in broadcast, print or online venues, the news                    Among these groups are the historical societies of                                                                                                                   4. A large vat to hold cloth for bleach-
of the day generally revolves around political, business,                 Westfield, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Cranford and other                                                                                                                 ing
crime or celebrity-related stories. There exists a certain                area communities, the Mountainside Historic Preserva-                Too Callous, Self-Interested to Care?                                                                          EROTEME
                                                                                                                                               The chain of events that has brought us           Fueled by low interest rates, a decent           1. Not subject to corruption
degree of logic to this focus by the media, in that such                  tion Committee, Sons of the American Revolution, Daugh-                                                                                                                 2. Haughty; boastful
topics typically concern or attract a wider audience than,                ters of the American Revolution, Miller-Cory House                to the current and unprecedented finan-           economy and declining loan standards,
                                                                                                                                            cial crisis is astounding in its simplicity.      home demand soared, and there was an                3. The question mark
say, the unsung hero or community volunteer.                              Museum Volunteers and the Genealogical Society of the                                                                                                                   4. Vast; unending
   While such news may most grab viewers’ or readers’                     West Fields.                                                         It began with public policy that encour-       explosion of building, borrowing, buying
                                                                                                                                            aged home ownership and led to greedy             and price appreciation. Then the music                      GALLIMAUFRY
attention, we believe those responsible for creating and                     Certain members of our communities can literally make          lending. Banks lent huge sums of money            stopped, and everyone got a refresher               1. Hash made of meat scraps; jumbled
maintaining the many positive aspects of our society are                  the difference between life and death for their neighbors         to many homebuyers with poor credit,              course as to why these phenomena are                2. Confused or puzzled state
equally deserving of a turn in the spotlight.                             and others. They are, of course, the members of each of our       without job or income verification, and           called “cycles.”                                    3. The art of magic; legerdemain
   Just within our coverage area alone, there are a myriad                local rescue squads. We also could not overlook such              often little money down. As risky as that            As in any hot market, suppliers (build-          4. Unruly, disorderly behavior
of examples of organizations, made up of dedicated                        organizations as CONTACT We Care, the Westfield-based,            sounds, the banks’ plan was not to keep           ers of new homes and discretionary sell-
volunteers, which have enriched the cultural fabric of our
communities for generations. Although unable to list
                                                                          24-hour hotline manned by volunteers who serve callers in
                                                                          crisis. CONTACT also is a member of the National Suicide
                                                                                                                                            the “sub-prime” loans but to quickly pack-
                                                                                                                                            age these mortgages into securities (“mort-
                                                                                                                                                                                              ers) rushed in to take advantage of grow-
                                                                                                                                                                                              ing demand and higher prices, over time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    More Letters
them all in this space, we offer a sampling of these groups               Prevention Lifeline. Another group, the Junior League of          gage-backed securities”) and sell them to
                                                                                                                                            a worldwide market of willing buyers
                                                                                                                                                                                              causing supply to rise to excess and prices
                                                                                                                                                                                              to peak and drift lower. Around the same
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and their contributions, to recognize them for their efforts              Elizabeth-Plainfield, seeks to help families in crisis.           who were seeking higher yields.                   time, interest rates had begun to rise in
and hopefully inspire others to follow in their footsteps.                   So many others also are worthy of recognition: Mobile             The securitization of mortgages has            response to other economic forces, and             Family Gives Thanks
   Among the ranks of those making a positive differ-                     Meals, which prepares and delivers meals to the elderly           provided enormous benefits to our                 many of the adjustable “teaser rates” that
ence are the Garden Club of Westfield and the Rake and                    and disabled; the Westfield and Fanwood-Scotch Plains             economy and citizens as the engine of             were offered to sub-prime borrowers were          For Shelter From Rain
Hoe Garden Club of Westfield. The Garden Club of                          Service Leagues, which operate thrift and consignment             home ownership over the past three de-            expiring and resetting at higher levels.            On October 1, my husband, my mother
Westfield has participated in the cleanup of                              shops that raise funds to put back into the community; the        cades and will continue to do so.                    Thousands of sub-prime borrowers              and I decided to end the holiday of Rosh
Mindowaskin Park and filled town planters with flow-                      men and women who give their time to scouting; hospital              But this is a story about loose lending        were faced with two dilemmas: new pay-           Hashana with a pleasant walk through our
ers. Rake and Hoe has initiated such projects as “Plant-                  and hospice volunteers and the Friends groups, whose              and what happens when risk is passed              ments that they could not afford and/or a        neighborhood. All went well until we had
ing Sunshine,” through which it adopts sites like the                     fundraisers help support local library services and activi-       along to someone else further down the            home that had begun to decline in value          almost reached Lincoln School. It started
Westfield train station and fire station properties for                   ties. Additionally, organizations such as Rotary, the Lions       financial food chain who thinks he under-         and might soon be worth less than what           to rain, a little at first, and we stopped
                                                                                                                                            stands it well enough to buy it or insure it.     was owed.                                        under a tree, but then it came down quite
beautification. A nod also goes to the Friends of                         clubs and the Jaycees, to name just a few, continue to               The banks and brokerage firms had it              It became the perfect storm, one that         hard – and we had no umbrellas.
Mindowaskin Park for its longtime efforts in preserv-                     positively impact our communities in a variety of ways.           all figured out: transfer all of the risk to      ironically swallowed the whale – Wall               Looking around for better shelter from
ing and enhancing this Westfield landmark.                                   While we were not able to list all such organizations by       investors by selling these risky loans as         Street – and not the vast majority of sub-       the rain, we decided to wait on an invit-
   Equally deserving of praise are the various organiza-                  name here, we want to laud and to thank each and every            securities; the sale gets the bank back its       prime minnows who are struggling but             ing-looking porch. I want to express a
tions committed to keeping local history alive for present                one of them for their contributions. They are part of the         money (often borrowed) to repeat the              holding on. Sub-prime borrowers were             heartfelt thank you to the young woman
and future residents, including maintaining the historic                  backbone of our communities and help us to see the best           lending cycle, and in the process, every-         only a fractional segment of the trillion-       and her little daughter who were quite
Miller-Cory House Museum, Osborn Cannonball House                         about society, particularly in an age when cynicism, fear         one earns fees, fees, fees.                       dollar mortgage industry; however, it only       startled to find strangers on their porch
and Hetfield House as “portals” to the past, and presenting               and frustration often overshadow the good.                           Many unscrupulous mortgage brokers             took a default rate of less than 10 percent      but invited us inside.
programs that introduce audiences to the area’s rich                         For a long list, see goleader.com/organizations.               and appraisers understood the game, too,          of sub-prime borrowers to trigger a world-          We stayed on the porch until the rain let
                                                                                                                                            and that lenders might not be so careful          wide financial crisis that is remaking the       up and then hurried home, grateful that
heritage.                                                                                                                                   about every loan since the debt was des-          American financial system.                       we had been able to stay out of the worst
                                                                                                                                            tined to be sold and become someone                  The plots and subplots of the current         of the downpour.
      Too Bad All Candidates Don’t                                                                                                          else’s risk. It was quite a racket; in these
                                                                                                                                            billions of dollars of loans, those initiat-
                                                                                                                                            ing, evaluating, approving and extending
                                                                                                                                                                                              crisis involve tales of fear, greed, ego,
                                                                                                                                                                                              intrigue, denial, failure and capitulation.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Another story for another day. The sad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Renate Bieber
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Westfield
                                                                                                                                            the mortgage had little or no financial risk      fact remains that the entire house of cards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mayor Mahr Refuses
     Participate in the Public Debates                                                                                                      in the outcome.
                                                                                                                                               In the case of the federal mortgage
                                                                                                                                            agencies Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae,
                                                                                                                                                                                              was built upon one simple premise: home
                                                                                                                                                                                              prices would never stop rising. Did the
                                                                                                                                                                                              titans of finance and government truly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To Be ‘Swift Boated’
  With the intent of promoting good government and                        DePaolo, have accepted. However, there is a snag. The             the financial risks ignored were implicitly       believe that? Or were they too callous or           In response to several Republican com-
voter awareness, every year, this newspaper sponsors                      Democrats are unwilling to participate. This would be the         owned by the American taxpayers, who              self-interested to care?                         ments made in the last issue of The Scotch
                                                                                                                                            have now inherited a slew of new ones in                                                           Plains Fanwood Times, I think it is im-
debates for municipal office candidates to be televised on                second straight time with the two-year election cycle that                                                                                        Sal Caruana        portant to separate the incorrect claims
local TV. Also, videotaped interviews of candidates for                   the Democrats have refused public debate. They did so in          proposed bailout of our financial system.                                          Westfield       and political rhetoric by those seeking to
federal, state, county and municipal offices are placed on                2006. They have also stonewalled this year on videotaped                                                                                                             mislead Fanwood voters, from the facts.
our website, goleader.com. Written reports summarizing
each interview are published in the newspaper.
                                                                          interviews. We believe this is unfortunate for Scotch
                                                                          Plains, and we hope the Democrats change their minds.
                                                                                                                                               Resident: SP Council Needs to Cut,                                                                 To characterize any budget as irrel-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               evant, as the Republicans have done, is
  Under the debate format, questions with two-minute
responses are rotated between Republican and Demo-
                                                                             We are arranging interviews with candidates for county
                                                                          freeholders and Garwood council. The Republicans have
                                                                                                                                              Freeze Non-Mandated Expense Items                                                                ludicrous. The good men and women
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sitting on council this year spent close to
cratic candidates, and time is allowed for one-minute                     agreed. We are awaiting word from the Democrats. There               I am writing with respect to your front-       process, where a council member was              six months reviewing “the irrelevant in-
rebuttals. All candidates are provided three minutes for                  is no Westfield municipal election this year, and                 page article in the September 18 Scotch           lauded for a proposal to cut $140,000 of         troduced budget”. The municipal budget
                                                                                                                                            Plains-Fanwood [Times] issue entitled             expenses out of a proposed budget of $20-        as introduced is the basis of seeking prop-
closing statements. The candidates and the public are                     Mountainside Republican candidates Keith Turner and               “Scotch Plains’ Pension Payments To Rise          odd million, which was increasing over           erty tax relief and other state aid with the
requested to submit topics in advance (e-mail to                          Paul Mirabelli are unopposed in their quest for reelection.       Nearly 15 Percent.” The article detailed that     the prior year. I believe the council adopted    understanding that it is a working docu-
editor@goleader.com) to be covered during the debate.                        Congressional candidates for the Seventh District have         Scotch Plains’ contribution to the state po-      the proposal. This of course means that          ment, expected to decrease as review
With this input, the newspaper prepares the questions.                    been very cooperative, and we thank them. This week,              lice and fire retirement system will increase     the increase in the budget was a tiny bit        progresses. Under my leadership,
  Fanwood Borough Council candidates will debate in                       you can view the Congressional candidate interviews on            by 9.75 percent in 2009, and its contribution     smaller than it otherwise would have been,       Fanwood has received over $1 million in
public on Monday, October 27, at 7 p.m. at Borough Hall                   the Internet with State Senator Leonard Lance and                 to the state public employee retirement sys-      not that any cuts in the budget year over        property tax relief; the introduced budget
on North Martine Avenue. We thank the council candi-                      Bridgewater Councilman Michael Hsing. Candidate Asw.              tem will increase by 32 percent for 2009.         year were actually made.                         laid out the basis for our needs.
dates, Democrats Joan Wheeler and Russell Huegel and                      Linda Stender’s interview from yesterday will be posted           The total increase of $170,000 is nearly             All Scotch Plains residents know that            I take great exception to the claim that
Republicans Robert Manduca and Mike Szuch, for their                      next week.                                                        twice the average for towns across the state.     our real-estate taxes, once again, increased     I     intentionally       concealed         or
                                                                                                                                               At the township council’s conference           last year.                                       mischaracterized the facts of this year’s
cooperation and look forward to what they have to say at                     These candidates have worked in earnest to reach out to        meeting Township Manager Michael                     I wonder whether the council discussed        budget. Those individuals making the
the debate. The four candidates have participated in                      you. Please spend some time listening to what they have           Capabianco said the $170,000 increase in          cutting other expenses to offset these pen-      claim did not attend any of the 20 public
videotaped interviews, which can be viewed at                             to say.                                                           pension contributions on top of the ex-           sion and sewerage increases? I suspect           hearings on the budget, including the
goleader.com.                                                                We want to hear from you on elections or any other             pected $600,000 increase in fees to be            not, since that would have been newswor-         widely publicized community meeting at
  The Scotch Plains public and candidates (mayoral and                    topic. We offer space each week for candidates to submit          paid to the Rahway Valley Sewerage                thy and would have been reported.                Forest Road Park in July, attended by
council) are invited to a debate at the municipal building                issue-oriented press releases for publication. Please e-          Authority is “already technically putting            Anyone who is moderately well in-             over 200 Fanwood residents. For the first
on Park Avenue at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23. The                     mail by Monday morning to editor@goleader.com. The                us in a hole of $770,000” for next year’s         formed knows that state public employee,         time ever in the history of Fanwood, the
Republican candidates, Councilwoman Nancy Malool,                         pre-election issue on Thursday, October 30, will provide          budget.                                           fire and police pension contributions will       residents had a mayor who took a budget
the mayoral contender, and council candidate Mary                         summaries of all the races.                                          Mayor Marks is quoted saying that              continue to be a significant financial drain     to them, providing a detailed PowerPoint
                                                                                                                                            township residents should realize “that           on municipalities going forward. Has the         presentation showing our fiscal challenges
                                                                                                                                            we’re in a rather difficult situation” when       council reviewed every department’s              and highlighting a revenue shortfall – the

                    The Presidential Debates,                                                                                               it comes to next year’s budget.
                                                                                                                                               As a resident of Scotch Plains and
                                                                                                                                            Union County for a number of years, two
                                                                                                                                                                                              share of the budget to determine whether
                                                                                                                                                                                              disproportionate amounts are being spent
                                                                                                                                                                                              and whether the expense is justified, given
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               most significant problem we faced.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  To say I did not share that information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               is nothing short of a lie and the worst of
                                                                                                                                            things were clear to me from reading this         the nature of the township and its history       partisan politics on a local level. I will not

                     What We Didn’t Hear                                                                                                    account of the council’s meeting. The
                                                                                                                                            first is that the council is laying the ground-
                                                                                                                                            work for another property tax increase for
                                                                                                                                                                                              of constant property tax increases?
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The council needs to do that in a seri-
                                                                                                                                                                                              ous manner and start cutting, or at least
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               be “swift boated” by the local Republi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cans seeking office.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  There has been and remains a deafen-
  Enough with this “Woe is me” attitude. America is                       who can’t be trusted? — We’re going to throw them                 2009. The other was that there was appar-         freezing, non-mandated expense items.            ing silence from the Republican candi-
the greatest country the world has ever seen; and                         out – or worse.                                                   ently no discussion of reducing expenses                                  Richard Fortunato        dates on any alternative or suggestions on
                                                                                                                                            to make up for these increases.                                                  Scotch Plains     how we could have approached this bud-
Americans are kind, energetic, inventive and the                            We’re going to be as fair as possible and prioritize.              I was reminded of last year’s budget                                                            get crisis in a different manner.
toughest humans ever to walk on this Earth.                               We’ll take one thing at a time and fix it. We’ll rebuild                                                                                                                As for the layoffs, which the local
  We face harsh times, but we’re up to it. We’re ready                    our society and finances with common sense — and                    County GOP Freeholder Candidates                                                                 Republican candidates stated was the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               wrong thing to do, please understand that
– just watch us go to work.                                               then continue adding to the well-being of our citi-
  We’re going to fix our problems – not hope for                          zens without self-destructing with the hypocrisy of                 Make Call to ‘Save Our Small Towns’                                                              while not one councilperson wanted to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               lay off any personnel that serve our com-
magic. We’re going to have health care for our                            false promises.                                                      The Republican candidates for Union            by government. “The farther people are           munity, there was no alternative. Perma-
children with Strep Throat, medicine for our seniors                        We’re going to let the world know that we’re                    County Freeholder recently addressed the          removed from their government, the less          nently reducing the cost of running this
with high blood pressure but we’re not going to pay                       Americans. Ask them to join us if they wish, or they              press and public with their views. The can-       responsive government is to them. Union          municipality is our goal. But again, dur-
for Viagra, sex changes or cosmetic plastic surgery.                      can go to bed with what’s left on the globe.                      didates explained that part of the role of a      County is a prime example. No one knows          ing this time, not one Republican candi-
                                                                                                                                            freeholder is to be an advocate for the           who their freeholders are or what they do.       date came forward with any suggestion
  We’re going to revitalize our industries, where                           We didn’t hear any of this in the Presidential                  people they represent. Recently, they dis-        This system has allowed the current board        on how to reduce taxes through revenue
American workers have jobs and make candy with-                           debates – did you?                                                cussed the pressures small towns are under.       to raise spending and taxes every year. If       enhancements or appropriation reduc-
out poison, toothpaste without                                                                                                                 Freeholder candidate and Councilman            every town were forced to merge creating         tions. Fanwood is a bipartisan council.
anti-freeze and toys without                                                                                                                Mike Yakubov of Roselle Park said, “Gov-          larger towns, we would be faced with larger      All voices are heard and listened to re-
                                                                                                                                            ernor Corzine has declared war on small           bureaucracies everywhere. This will lead to      gardless of party affiliations.
toxic lead. We’re going to re-                                                                                                              towns in New Jersey. He does not like small       less responsive government.”                        No one has greater frustration with the
store and develop our energy                                                                                                                towns and doesn’t trust the local govern-            Mr. Yakubov said, “I have not heard any       rise in local property taxes than I. I know
independence without the oil of                                                                                                             ments. He has repeatedly cut aid to smaller       members of the current freeholder board          that any tax increase is a cause for con-
our enemies – and we’ll use our                                                                                                             towns, and quite a few larger ones as well.       protest the Governor’s aid cuts to small         cern. However, we reduced our intro-
knowledge to do it with the ut-                                                                                                             His goal is to have the small towns merge         towns, nor any protest to his goal of consoli-   duced budget by nearly $600,000 and
                                                                                                                                            with their larger neighbors. This will create     dating small towns.”                             made tough decisions in tough times.
most of environmental care.                                                                                                                 more centralized control, and he argues for          All three candidates pledged to be a voice    This is what we were elected to do. Never
  We’re going to put our crimi-                                                                                                             more efficient government. The facts do not       for the people of Union County. All are          before has a mayor and council been more
nals in jail whether they use a                                                                                                             support his argument.”                            opposed to any forced consolidation of           transparent with its residents, and I will
gun, a laptop or a campaign slush                                                                                                              “We all disagree with the governor’s           towns.                                           continue to talk to all of the good people
                                                                                                                                            arguments. The smaller towns in Union                                                              of Fanwood, in good times and bad.
fund. Where Wall Street crimi-                                                                                                              County are run far more efficiently than the
                                                                                                                                                                                                Mike Yakubov, Joe Franchino, John
nals have used the law to hide                                                                                                                                                                                                  Russitano                                   Colleen Mahr
                                                                                                                                            larger towns. And taking the governor’s           Union County Republican candidates                                        Fanwood Mayor
their looting, we’re going to use                                                                                                           argument to the next step, all towns are run
the law to hunt them down, in-                                                                                                              more efficiently than Union County and                                            Your State Legislators
carcerate them and return the                                                                                                               large cities such as Newark,” said candidate                    ---LD-21---                                       --LD-22---
                                                                                                                                            Joe Franchino.                                           Sen. Thomas Kean, Jr. (R)                         Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D)
money to the people. We’ll put                                                                                                                 The candidates cited statistics showing
an end to indentured servitude                                                                                                                                                                          senkean@njleg.org                                senscutari@njleg.org
                                                                                                                                            that the effective tax rates of towns such as             Asm. Jon Bramnick (R)                              Asm. Jerry Green (D)
caused by usury.                                                                                                                            Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, Westfield                 asmbramnick@njleg.org                              asmgreen@njleg.org
  We’re going to have leaders                                                                                                               and Summit are far less than that of large                 Asm. Eric Munoz (R)                              Asw. Linda Stender (D)
                                                                                                                                            urban centers. Candidate John Russitano                    asmmunoz@njleg.org                               aswstender@njleg.org
the people can trust – and those                                                                                                            believes it is due to lack of responsiveness
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                                                                                                  Westfield Historical Society Unravels
                 Letters to the Editor                                                              Michigan Family Ancestry Ties
                                                                                                   The name Westfield sounded vaguely         time historian Ralph Jones, were amazed
   Garwood GOP Candidates Hak and                                                               familiar to Michigan resident Brad Bab-
                                                                                                bitt when his sister-in-law Susana
                                                                                                                                              at how many names in Mr. Babbitt’s
                                                                                                                                              ancestry were among the founders of
   Quattrocchi Seek Spending Control                                                            MacLean and her family moved to
                                                                                                Westfield a few years ago. Mr. Babbitt’s
                                                                                                                                              Westfield: Miller, Pierson, Ogden, Baker,
                                                                                                                                              Woodruff, and they included Revolution-
   The United States Senate has approved        to revamp its budget, if unemployment           great aunt was a member of Daughters of       ary War veterans.
a plan attempting to remedy what has            continues to rise, if residents cannot pay      the American Revolution and had re-              Pat Dazzo, office manager, exclaimed,
gone wrong with our financial system.           their taxes and home foreclosures increase      searched his family history, so he read her   “You’re Westfield royalty!”
Congress is expected to take action and         because the average guy, through no fault       old records to see whether any ancestors         The archive was a treasure trove. Mr.
then hopefully this ill economy will re-        of his own, no longer has enough income         lived in New Jersey.                          Babbitt had exciting news when he came
bound, getting on a path to true wellness       to keep the roof over his head.                    To his amazement, he found that not        back to his sister-in-law’s house with a
and prosperity once again. However, at             These events would create a further          only was his great-grandfather Mahlon         stack of photocopies. By an amazing co-
the end of the day, whatever plan the           drop in revenues, and the town/county/          born in Westfield, but he had many ances-     incidence, Ms. MacLean’s house sits on
federal folks come up with will surely be       state would have to cut services more.          tors from Westfield and Elizabethtown.        the same land owned by his great-great-
a calculated risk because no one really         They would have to use the money they           Mr. Babbitt immediately searched the          great-great-great grandfather William
knows what will work.                           collect to cover debt service to keep a         Internet, found the westfieldnjhistory.com    Pierson back in 1770. Ms. MacLean lo-
   What all of us have to remember is that      good bond rating for future expenditures.       website, and almost fell out of his chair     cated the old deed to the house, which
what happens on Wall Street impacts             Everything hinges on everything else like       when he found a photo of his great-great-     confirmed what the maps from the ar-
each and every one of us, even if we do         a house of cards. If one component fails,       great-grandfather Ezra’s gravestone, lo-      chives showed. The coincidence is more           LONGTIME TIES...Michigan resident Brad Babbitt shows his children, Clara,
not own stock. Anyone who has any kind          the rest follows and government is not          cated 600 miles away at Westfield’s Revo-     astonishing in that Mr. Babbitt’s wife’s         Sophia and Victor, the grave of their great-great-great-grandfather Ezra Miller
of investment – including their pension         exempt.                                         lutionary Cemetery.                           parents both immigrated from Bolivia.            at the Westfield Revolutionary Cemetery.
fund or mortgage or trying to purchase             Just this week, the state announced that        Prior to visiting Westfield a few months      Mr. Babbitt’s ties with Westfield got
their first home or says ‘charge it’ at         it was seeking help in funding its parks        ago, Mr. Babbitt contacted Westfield resi-    even stronger. Patricia MacLean, sister to
Target – has a big stake in the outcome.        programs by requesting that county gov-         dent Bob Miller, who sets up visits to the    both Mr. Babbitt’s wife and Susana, mar-
   Our state, county and municipal offi-        ernments chip in to help cover costs. It is     Westfield Historical and Genealogical         ried Arjun Nautiyal on September 28 in a
cials are looking on from the sidelines         unknown what other steps the state would        Societies. Mr. Babbitt met several mem-       ceremony conducted in Susana’s back
with baited breath. Though they antici-         take to garner additional funds for other       bers of the Historical Society at their       yard, on the same ground his ancestors
pated a reduction in revenue this budget        departments.                                    archives. The members, including long-        farmed more than 200 years ago.
cycle, they were dealing with the situa-           Considering that Union County already
tion. In most cases, they creatively scraped
the bottom of the barrel for loose change.
                                                has the ninth-highest taxes in the country,
                                                one has to shudder at the possibility that
                                                                                                       Freeholder Sullivan Responds to
But if things don’t work out, the future
could be bleak; especially if the state were
                                                the county could look to steeply increase
                                                property taxes to recoup anything addi-                 ‘Fixations’ in Letters to Editor
                                                tional that they may be expected to send           After reading the October 2 edition of     counties that elect by district, all the free-
Stolen Campaign Signs                           to Trenton. Union County Finance Direc-         The Westfield Leader, it’s gratifying to      holders are Democrats. Seems that hav-
                                                tor Larry Caroselli was quoted in The           know that my lone letter struck a nerve       ing districts in those counties hasn’t al-
  Violate Free Speech                           Star-Ledger, October 1, as saying,              and would generate three responses. They      tered the result.
   It is a sad day in America when one’s        “Thankfully, we issued bonds in Febru-          all seem to be fixated on electing free-         I know that as a freeholder I represent
lawn sign endorsing the candidates of           ary when market conditions were stron-          holders by district, or should I say chang-   all of Union County, not just a piece
your choice are stolen while you sleep.         ger.” He went on to explain that if the         ing the rules to somehow get a Republi-       carved out for my party. I’ve gotten votes


                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thinking
   Yes, citizens of America, our First          county needed cash now, it would be             can elected. Mr. Bury disputes my asser-      in every town, maybe even a few Repub-
Amendment rights are being stifled by           really biting its nails because, remember,      tion (as does Mr. Stryeski) that Republi-     licans. The at-large system worked for
members of the party that always cries          bonds are, simply explained, actually           cans have abandoned cities like Linden,       both parties in the past. It hasn’t worked
“free speech,” unless you disagree with         loans. So how does Mr. Caroselli explain        Plainfield and Elizabeth. The plain fact is   very well for the Republican Party for a
them.                                           that on September 25, the Freeholders           that Republicans never campaign or rarely     while. That’s not reason enough to change


                                                                                                                                                                                                        about
   As a conservative supporting the             introduced a bond ordinance in an amount        have candidates in those towns. I would       the rules now.
McCain/Palin ticket, it would never oc-         of $33.4 million with the adoption set for      call that “abandoned.” Mr. Bury even                                       Dan Sullivan
cur to me to sneak around in the middle of      October 9? They don’t appear to be think-       accuses us of buying those towns with                       Union County Freeholder
the night and steal Obama lawn signs.           ing of the little guy down at the municipal     Open Space funds. If he did even a little
Apparently, his supporters found it nec-        level struggling to keep his home or job.       research, he would find out that the Free-


                                                                                                                                                                                                        locking in
essary to violate my right to free speech       They just keep spending.                        holder Board has spent tens of millions of
                                                                                                Trust Fund dollars in Scotch Plains, Sum-
                                                                                                                                               ‘Civility, Like Charity,
and my personal property. Our next-door            The Garwood Council GOP candidate
neighbors’ McCain/Palin lawn sign was           team of Timothy Hak and Patricia                mit and Clark, not exactly Democratic             Begins at Home’
also stolen, indicating this act of theft was   Quattrocchi believes that governing bodies      strongholds. Mr. Stryeski says there             I read with interest Mrs. Malool’s cam-
nothing personal.                               on all levels need to reevaluate how they are   should be districting for my own “preser-     paign literature that she intends to bring


                                                                                                                                                                                                        your heating
   My husband and I have decided to             spending our tax dollars. Unnecessary wish-     vation.” Nice to know he cares about my       civility to town government.
replace the stolen lawn signs, and we will      list purchases may have to be put on the        political future, and Mrs. Renna contin-         Yet, it was during last year’s recreation
bring them in at night until the election is    back burner until there is a major recovery     ues to insult anyone who votes for a          commission budget review meeting when
over. Unbelievable – isn’t it?                  in the financial markets. We believe that       Democrat on the county level. People          Ms. Malool angrily threw a writing pad at
                                                more of our residents’ money needs to stay      only make “informed choices” when they        a resident who was attending and bade


                                                                                                                                                                                                        oil price?
                         Maria Carluccio        in our town so the borough can provide          vote her way.
                                  Westfield                                                                                                   him in an abrupt and angry tone to write
                                                necessary services without having to rely          I believe electing freeholders by dis-     a letter to the editor regarding the conten-
                                                on the state for aid. We believe that our       trict would permanently consign Repub-        tious proceedings. (Mayor [Martin] Marks
    To learn more about the                     council must advocate for the residents to      licans to minority status. I’m sure they      threw a pen at the same resident).
  candidates seeking office                     ensure that more of “Your Buck Stays            would try to carve out one district they         Yes, we do need civility in our town
  on November 4, see                            Here”; and, if elected, we will.                could win. If that were to happen, does       government, but like charity, civility be-
                                                                                                anyone think they would ever care about       gins at home.
                                                                              Timothy Hak       the other districts? As I stated in my
  goleader.com/08election                                             Patricia Quattrocchi      previous letter, 18 of 21 counties elect                                Chris Thompson
                                                              Garwood GOP Candidates            freeholders at large. In two of the three         Scotch Plains Dem Committeeman



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    Folk Music and Book Sale                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Winners Are Announced
    Among Library Offerings                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For Fanny Wood Contests
   MOUNTAINSIDE              –    The                                    Don’ts,” a free parent-student work-                                                                                                                                                                     FANWOOD – The Fanny Wood                                                    throughout the day, including the an-
Mountainside Public Library, located                                     shop, will be held from 7:15 to 8:30                                                                                                                                                                  Day Committee has revealed that its                                            nual pie-baking contest sponsored by
on Constitution Plaza, has posted                                        p.m. on Thursday, October 30. A con-                                                                                                                                                                  13th annual festival on September 21                                           Panettones. Top honors went to Lori
the dates for multiple upcoming ac-                                      sultant will help families navigate                                                                                                                                                                   proved to be another success. Held                                             Fitzgerald, followed by Aneesa Sataur
tivities.                                                                through the many questions associ-                                                                                                                                                                    annually along South and Martine                                               and Melissa Lewis. All pies were
   The Folk Music Café, sponsored                                        ated with selecting and applying to                                                                                                                                                                   Avenues in Fanwood, Fanny Wood                                                 auctioned off, with the proceeds ben-
by the Friends of the Mountainside                                       colleges. Those interested are asked                                                                                                                                                                  Day attracts on average more than                                              efiting the Fanwood Rescue Squad.
Library, will debut this season. Live                                    to respond by Tuesday, October 28.                                                                                                                                                                    50,000 people.                                                                    The second annual ice cream eat-
music, games, coffee and dessert will                                       A free, question-and-answer pro-                                                                                                                                                                      The celebration began with the third                                        ing contest, sponsored by Double
be included. This all-acoustic pro-                                      gram on the change to digital televi-                                                                                                                                                                 annual “Parade on Wheels,” which                                               Dipper, also was a crowd favorite –
gram will be held on Thursdays, Oc-                                      sion in February will be held from 1                                                                                                                                                                  for the first time was led off by the                                          with all participants receiving gift
tober 16, November 20 and Decem-                                         to 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 6.                                                                                                                                                                    Union County Sheriff’s Color Guard.                                            certificates from the sponsor.
ber 18, from 7 to 9 p.m.                                                 Participants will learn about converter                                                                                                                                                               Longtime borough residents Dyke and                                               More than 100 antique cars were on
   Folk musician Spook Handy will                                        boxes, compatibility and other top-                                                                                                                                                                   Cena Pollitt, this year’s Mr. and Mrs.                                         display throughout the day, and prizes
be featured at all three sessions. Au-                                   ics. The American Library Associa-                                                                                                                                                                    Fanwood, were the grand marshals.                                              were awarded in various categories.
dience members are invited to sing                                       tion and Radio Shack will sponsor                                                                                                                                                                        More than 15 “wheeled” bicycles,                                               The Full Count Band and vocalist
along and to perform their own music                                     this program.                                                                                                                                                                                         strollers and wagons traveled the length                                       Toni Dolce entertained festival at-
if they wish. A piano will be avail-                                        At 7 p.m. on November 6, the li-                                                                                                                                                                   of Martine Avenue. Bicycle winners                                             tendees throughout the day.
able. Admission is free. For more                                        brary will screen Two Angry Moms, a                                                                                                                                                                   were: First Place – Wesley Lewes, Carter                                          Volunteers assisting in organizing
information,                   e-mail                                    documentary addressing concerns                                                                                                                                                                       and Hannah Brodsky and Kayla                                                   Fanny Wood Day 2008 included
folkmusiccafe@yahoo.com.                                                 about nutrition and the quality of                                                                                                                                                                    Sweeney; Second Place – Meghan                                                 Fanwood Borough Council members
   The Friends of the Mountainside                                       food provided by school cafeterias.                                                                                   Peter Saladino and Miss Alexis Rich                                             Sihrem, Ethan Koseogla and Jonathan                                            Donna Dolce andAnthony Parenti, along
Library’s annual fall book sale will                                        For more information about these                                                                                                                                                                   Koseogla, and Third Place – TJ Sihrem,                                         with Lynn Sorf, Bruce Zakarin, George
be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
Saturday, October 25. Donations of
clean, sellable books may be dropped
                                                                         programs and other library offerings,
                                                                         call the Mountainside Public Library
                                                                         at (908) 233-0115 or visit the library
                                                                                                                                                                         Miss Alexis Rich                                                                                      Adrianna Bonaccolto and Carter Fallon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Additional contests were held
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Germinder, Tom Plante, Jennifer Ricci,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Clint Dickson and Don Wussler.

off at the library during regular li-                                    website, mountainsidelibrary.org.
brary hours beginning Monday, Oc-
tober 20. No textbooks or periodicals
can be accepted.
                                                                            The library is open from 10 a.m. to
                                                                         9 p.m. Monday through Thursday,
                                                                         and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and
                                                                                                                                                                      To Wed Peter Saladino
   “College Admission Do’s and                                           Saturday.                                                                       Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Rich of                                             ing from Cornell University in
                                                                                                                                                       Westfield have announced the en-                                             Ithaca, N.Y. in 1997 and his Master
                                                                                                                                                       gagement of their daughter, Miss                                             of Business Administration degree
           KEN@ •PLACE •SCHOOL                                                                                                                         Alexis Rich of Manhattan, to Peter
                                                                                                                                                       Saladino, also of Manhattan. He is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    from Columbia Business School in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Manhattan in 2004.
                                                                                                                                                       the son of Mr. and Mrs. John                                                    After spending several years
                                                                                                                                                       Saladino of Oyster Bay, N.Y.                                                 working for Samsung Electronics
                                                                                                                                                         A 1995 graduate of Westfield                                               in Seoul, Korea, the future bride-
                                                                                                                                                       High School, the bride-to-be earned                                          groom is now employed as Senior
                                                                                                                                                       her Bachelor of Arts degree in Com-                                          Manager of Business Development
                                                                                                                                                       munications from the University of                                           for Samsung Electronics in
                                                                                                                                                       Maryland in College Park, Md. in                                             Ridgefield Park.
                                                                                                                                                       1999. She received her Master of                                                The wedding will take place in
                                                                                                                                                       Business Administration degree in                                            May 2009 in Larchmont, N.Y. at the
                                                                                                                                                       2004 from Fordham Business                                                   Larchmont Yacht Club. The couple
                                                                                                                                                       School in Manhattan.                                                         will reside in Manhattan.
                                                                                                                                                         Miss Rich currently is employed
                                                                                                                                                       as Director of Targeted Promotional                                              Babysitter Training
                                                                                                                                                       Products for WebMD in Manhattan.
                                                                                                                                                         Her fiancé graduated from                                                      To Be Held Oct. 18                     WHEEL FUN…Parents and children gear up for the third annual “Parade on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Wheels” at the Borough of Fanwood’s September 21 Fanny Wood Day celebration.
                                                                                                                                                       Chaminade High School in Mineola,                                               SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch
                                                                                                                                                       N.Y. in 1993. He received his Bach-                                          Plains Recreation Department will
                                                                                                                                                       elor of Science degree in Engineer-                                          offer its “Smartsitter” course on Sat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    urday, October 18, from 9 a.m. to 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Optimist Club of Westfield
                                                                                                                                                          Scotch Plains Baptist                                                     p.m. at the Towne House in Green
                                           OPEN HOUSES                                                                                                    Plans Harvest Festival
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Forest Park, located off of Westfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Road in Scotch Plains.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reveals Grant Applications
                                    Primary School • Kindergarten – Grade 5                                                                               SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch                                                   Open to boys and girls ages 11 to          WESTFIELD – The Optimist Club                                               munity service, the club is most inter-
                                     Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 9-11 a.m.                                                                            Plains Baptist Church will host its                                          16, the course instructs participants      of Westfield has announced that grant                                          ested in providing grants for pro-
                   Middle School/Upper School • Grades 6 – 8 / Grades 9 – 12                                                                           annual Harvest Festival, with activi-                                        on how to be an effective babysitter.      applications are now available to meet                                         grams and projects that directly serve
                              Sunday, October 19, 2008, 1-3 p.m.                                                                                       ties for the entire family, on Sunday,                                       Registered nurses will provide in-         this year’s Thursday, October 30 dead-                                         people in the community. No appli-
                                                                                                                                                       October 26, from 5 to 9 p.m.                                                 struction in childcare skills including    line.                                                                          cations for capital improvements or
                                           All School • Nursery – Grade 12                                                                                Costume judging and apple bob-                                            diapering, feeding, first aid and emer-       Local non-profit organizations re-                                          operating funds will be considered.
                                         Sunday, November 16 , 2008, 1-3 p.m.                                                                          bing will take place for the youth.                                          gency situations, as well as safety for    questing an Optimist Club Commu-                                                 As part of the decision process, the
                  Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college-preparatory                                                       The festival also will include a pot-                                        the babysitter.                            nity Service Grant must complete and                                           Grants Committee reviews the one-
                     day school with a coeducational nursery and pre-kindergarten program.                                                             luck dinner. A tour of the church’s                                             The fee is $60. Upon completion,        submit the official 2008 application                                           page application form to receive a
                                                                                                                                                       historic cemetery, dating back to the                                        each participant will receive a certifi-   by the deadline date in order to be                                            clear understanding of the way in
         October 15                                Open House Program                                         October 19/                              Revolutionary War, will be featured                                          cate outlining the instruction they have   considered.                                                                    which the funds are to be used.
                                                                                                             November 16                               as well.                                                                     received. Registration for the course         The Optimist Club of Westfield is a                                           Non-profit organizations may re-
         9:00 - 9:15                 |       Refreshments & Registration                            |            1:00 - 1:15
                                                                                                                                                          The Scotch Plains Baptist Church                                          can be done at the recreation depart-      not-for-profit organization of men and                                         ceive information about grants and a
                                                                                                                                                       is located at 333 Park Avenue (be-                                           ment, located in the Scotch Plains         women who live and/or work in the                                              copy of the official application di-
         9:15 - 10:00                |           Information Session                                |           1:15 - 2:00
                                                                                                                                                       tween Mountain Avenue and Grand                                              Municipal Building at 430 Park Av-         Westfield area. Club members partici-                                          rectly from the Optimist Club by e-
         10:00 - 11:00               |                  Tours                                       |           2:00 - 3:00                            Street) in Scotch Plains. For more                                           enue. For more information, call the                                                                                      mailing optimist@westfieldnj.com or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               pate in projects and activities dedicated
                                                                                                                                                       information, call the church office at                                       recreation department at (908) 322-        to benefiting youth and the community.                                         by calling Grants Chairman Darielle
    Kent Place School • 42 Norwood Avenue • Summit, NJ 07902–0308 • 908.273.0900 • www.kentplace.org
                                                                                                                                                       (908) 322-5487.                                                              6700, extension no. 1-222.                    In accordance with its goal of com-                                         Walsh at (908) 612-7374.



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  Financial Crisis Prompts Us                                                                                                                                                         FCC Requests Nominations
  To Seek Just Solution For All                                                                                                                                                        For Marc Hardy Award
         By REV. ED CARLL                    My particular denomination, the                                                                                                           WESTFIELD – The First Congre-              e-mailed to First Congregational
                                          United Methodist Church, supports                                                                                                         gational Church currently is seeking          Church of Westfield, 125 Elmer
   Within the last week, the House of     measures that would: 1. Reduce the                                                                                                        nominations for the Marc Wesley               Street, Westfield, N.J. 07090 or
Representatives rejected the $700         concentration of wealth in the hands                                                                                                      Hardy Human Rights Award for 2009.            uccfcc@verizon.net.
billion bailout devised by the Ad-        of a few, 2. Revise tax structures and                                                                                                    Candidates must be young adults be-              The deadline for submissions is Fri-
ministration and Congressional lead-      eliminate governmental support pro-                                                                                                       tween the ages of 16 and 22, partici-         day, November 14. Presentation of the
ers; then, the Congress passed an-        grams that now benefit the wealthy                                                                                                        pating in a Westfield-based organiza-         award, which consists of a certificate
other of the famous bills which have      at the expense of other persons, and                                                                                                      tion, who have distinguished them-            and a monetary award, will be made in
become known to even novice ob-           3. Enable bankruptcy law reform,                                                                                                          selves in the area of human rights.           early 2009. All nominees will be ac-
servers as “another pork barrel           caps on credit card interest rates, and                                                                                                      The award is presented annually            knowledged in appropriate ways.
policy.” We have witnessed another        provide aid to homeowners so des-                                                                                                         to an individual who has demon-                  A member of the First Congrega-
major piece of legislation to which       perately needed.                                                                                                                          strated openness and friendliness to          tional Church, Marc Hardy was a
many politicians have added their            It is fairly clear that the financial                                                                                                  persons of all races, creeds and na-          National Merit Scholar, singer and
own particular special interests.         bubble has burst. What replaces it                                                                                                        tionalities; involvement and leader-          actor committed to human rights. He
There has been enormous anxiety, if       has yet to be created, even though                                                                                                        ship in organizations and activities          was killed in an automobile accident
not outcry from the American people,      legislation may have been passed in                                                                                                       committed to improving human re-              in 1990, one month before he was to
opposing any plan that does not hold      Congress by the time this week’s                                                                                                          lations; unusual personal dignity; the        graduate from Westfield High
Wall Street barons accountable for        Leader and Times goes to print. As         FUN IN THE FALL…Youngsters get into the spirit as they await the All Saints’                   willingness to risk for what he or she        School. Marc personified the quali-
the financial morass they helped cre-     the Administration and Congress            Episcopal Church Family Fun Fest, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday,               believes is right; unqualified accep-         ties that are sought in this annual
ate.                                      work to devise legislation that em-        October 18. A variety of activities will be available for all ages. All Saints’ Church         tance of others; respect for diversity;       award named in his honor.
   The anxiety is in the prospects that   braces the pressing concerns of the        is located at 559 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains. Pictured, from left to right, are:             personal integrity; caring and will-             For more information, call the
the rich may have grown richer and        whole society, I would issue an invi-      Samantha Loop, Matthew Landale and William Loop. See release on this page.                     ingness to listen, and the ability to         church office at (908) 233-2494 or
the poor poorer. There is little appe-    tation to pray that our elected offi-                                                                                                     lead by example.                              Sharilyn Brown at (908) 233-5375.
tite among the people to rescue the
rich from their excesses.
                                          cials act with wisdom in this crisis.
                                          Perhaps you might also sense an               Pie-Baking Contest Among                                                                       Nominations should be type writ-
                                                                                                                                                                                    ten, no more than two pages in length,          Library Plans Events
   Many worshipping congregations,        urge to engage in the political pro-                                                                                                      and should indicate the names of                For Teens This Month
in response to the anxiety and fear
that has surfaced, will be asking that
                                          cess and contact your members of
                                          Congress to insist they work out a
                                                                                        ‘Four Centuries’ Festivities                                                                applicable organizations in which
                                                                                                                                                                                    the candidate is involved, his or her           SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch
God provide guidance to those con-        just and equitable response to the            MOUNTAINSIDE – On Sunday,                   be awarded to the pies with the high-           responsibilities and examples or sto-         Plains Public Library will host two
tinuing to work diligently to find a      financial crisis, now that the initial     October 19, in conjunction with the            est scores. Invited judges include              ries that illustrate this criteria. The       events this month just for teenagers.
legislative remedy for the financial      urgency of a bailout plan has passed.      Union County “Four Centuries in a              Elena Bentey, Life Skills teacher at            names, addresses and telephone                Both will take place in the lobby of
crisis, and that a sound banking and                     *******                     Weekend”          festivities,        the      Deerfield School in Mountainside;               numbers of two references also                the library’s Community Room.
financial system will emerge, assur-         Reverend Carll is senior pastor of      Mountainside Historic Preservation             Effie Jones, owner of Pies by Design            should be included.                             On Wednesday, October 15, teens
ing that our national and global          the First United Methodist Church          Committee will hold its first ever pie-        in Cranford, and Richard and Liyan                 Nominations should be mailed or            are invited to play the popular video
economy will not continue to disin-       of Westfield, located at One East          baking contest.                                Grignon, chef/owners of Restaurant                                                            game Rock Band™. Snacks will be
tegrate.                                  Broad Street.                                 Pies will be judged at 2 p.m. at the        89 in Mountainside.                               Screening to Be Held                        served and participants can preview
   The prophetic voices of the Bible                                                 historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield                   For details and an entry form, access                                                      brand-new books during their visit.
repeatedly warn against a society           All Saints’ Posts Date                   House, located at Constitution Plaza           mountainsidehistory.org. Entry forms               For Hypertension                           The following Wednesday, October
that favors the rich over the widows,                                                near the Mountainside Public Library           also may be picked up at Mountainside              SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch                 22, teens will be able to decorate
aliens, orphans and the poor. Most of       For Family Fun Fest                      off Birch Hill Road. At the conclu-            Borough Hall, Mountainside Public               Plains Health Department will spon-           their own spooky pumpkin cookies
our traditional theology around these        SCOTCH PLAINS – The All                 sion of the judging, slices of the pies        Library, Deerfield or Beechwood                 sor its next hypertension screening           for Halloween.
critical issues of global economy         Saints’ Episcopal Church will hold a       will be sold to raise funds for                Schools. Entry forms are due by Friday,         on Tuesday, October 14, from 10                 Both events will begin at 3:30 p.m.
and economic justice recognizes the       Family Fun Fest on Saturday, Octo-         Mountainside’s historic restoration.           October 17, no later than 5 p.m. For            a.m. to noon at the Scotch Plains             and are open to teens in grades 6 and
responsibility of governments to de-      ber 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featur-        The contest is open to all amateur          more information, call Carol Goggi at           Public Library, located at 1927 Bartle        up. Registration is encouraged for both
velop and implement sound fiscal          ing various activities for children and    bakers. Judges will include local food         (908) 789-9420.                                 Avenue.                                       activities. Teens can register by call-
and monetary policies that provide        adults alike.                              professionals who will score the pies                                                             The screenings are open to all Scotch      ing (908) 322-5007, extension no. 204,
for the economic life of individuals         Attendees will be able to build a       on the following categories: flavor,             Genealogical Society                          Plains residents. However, those who          or by e-mailing library@scotlib.org.
and corporate entities.                   scarecrow, with all supplies provided      filling, crust, overall appearance and                                                         either have not had their blood pres-           All programs at the library are free
                                          including clothes, straw, a frame and      creativity.                                       To Gather Today                              sure checked in a while or who smoke,         and open to everyone. The Scotch
Mothers’ Center Slates                    face. Construction will take place            Only fruit pies are eligible for judg-         WESTFIELD – The Genealogical                 are overweight or have a family his-          Plains Public Library is located at
                                          outside in front of the parish house.      ing. They must be made with fresh,             Society of the West Fields will fea-            tory of hypertension, heart disease or        1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from
Fall Open House Event                     Artistic advisors will be on hand to       canned or frozen fruit and can have            ture “Show and Tell, Part I” at its             diabetes are particularly encouraged          Park Avenue in the center of the
   GARWOOD – The Mothers’ Cen-            get things started.                        one or two crusts in eight- or nine-           monthly meeting today, Thursday,                to attend. For more details, call (908)       township. For more information or
ter of Central New Jersey will hold its      There also will be games for chil-      inch disposable pans. Ribbons will             October 9. It will begin at 1 p.m. in           322-6700, extension no. 306.                  directions, call (908) 322-5007.
fall open house on Tuesday, October       dren, along with face painting and                                                        the Westfield Memorial Library
14, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the           pumpkin painting. Attendees are in-             Jim Scott to Give                         Meeting Room, located at 550 East
Garwood Presbyterian Church, lo-
cated at 341 Spruce Avenue.
                                          vited to bring their cameras to take
                                          pictures at the event.                          Concert at FUSP
                                                                                                                                    Broad Street.
                                                                                                                                       Vice President Nancy Humphrey
                                                                                                                                                                                       JOSEPH DELLA BADIA JR., ESQ.
   The Mothers’ Center of Central            Additionally, visitors will have an        AREA – Contemporary folk musi-              will display various articles from her                                 ATTORNEY AT LAW
New Jersey is a non-profit, non-sec-      opportunity to shop for hand-made          cian Jim Scott will perform songs              genealogical collections and relay her
tarian organization that provides         items from the All Saints’ Crafters. An    about peace and the environment in a           experiences since beginning her re-                  SERVING CLIENTS THROUGHOUT NEW JERSEY
friendship, education, outreach and       assortment of gift baskets will be fea-    benefit event to provide low-income            search in 1997. Handouts will include
support to all parents across Central     tured. Hotdogs will be served indoors;     families with long-lasting, energy-            a November calendar with 30 sugges-
New Jersey.
   Now in its 30th year, the group
                                          doughnuts and cider will be available
                                          outside. There also will be a bake sale,
                                                                                     saving home light bulbs.
                                                                                        The concert will begin at 7 p.m. on
                                                                                                                                    tions for re-energizing research and a
                                                                                                                                    membership update form that will be
                                                                                                                                                                                           RUSSO & DELLA BADIA, LLC
offers daytime and evening discus-        a Fun Fest 50/50 raffle and a raffle of    Friday, October 24, at the First Uni-          used to produce a member yearbook.                          554 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039
sion and craft groups, book clubs,        a handmade quilt from the Midwest.         tarian Society of Plainfield Church,              “Show and Tell, Part II” will take
morning and afternoon playgroups,            The Family Fun Fest will take place     724 Park Avenue in Plainfield. Ad-             place at the group’s December meet-                     973-597-9696 www.russodellabadia.com
library and referral resources and spe-   rain or shine. All Saints’ Church is       mission is $15 for adults and $5 for           ing, when a panel of longtime mem-
cial events. On-site babysitting is       located at 559 Park Avenue, across         children under 12.                             bers will discuss research techniques,
available for most daytime activities.    from Park Middle School, in Scotch            Free childcare will be available for        address storage and organizational                                 Family Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate
   New members are welcome at any         Plains. Parking is available behind        children under 6. The church’s Green           problems and share anecdotes about                                        Municipal Court Matters,
time. For more information, call (908)    the church and may be accessed via         Sanctuary Committee will sponsor               their research. The public is welcome.                      Wills and Trusts, Environmental Law, Municipal Law,
561-1751 or visit the Mothers’ Cen-       School Place. For more information,        the event. For more details, call              For further information, call Nancy
                                                                                                                                    Humphrey at (908) 612-6029.                                                   Construction Law
ter website, westfieldnj.com/mccnj.       call (908) 322-8047.                       Heather Brown at (732) 287-5181.



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 Mobile Meals Makes Appeal                                                                                                                                                         Woman’s Club Awards
 For Drivers, Meal Packers                                                                                                                                                       Gray Fall 2008 Scholarships
   WESTFIELD – Mobile Meals, a             older who need to fulfill school or                                                                                                    WESTFIELD – The Woman’s Club                   baseball and the
non-profit meal delivery service for       church service requirements also are                                                                                                of Westfield has announced the win-               jazz band.A dedi-
the elderly and disabled of Westfield,     welcome to volunteer during school                                                                                                  ners of the Robert M. Gray Fall Schol-            cated and very
Cranford, Clark, Garwood, Fanwood          breaks.                                                                                                                             arships for 2008. The funds are given             hard working stu-
and Scotch Plains, is urgently look-         Anyone wishing to learn more,                                                                                                     through the generosity of the Gray Fam-           dent, David is a
ing for volunteer drivers to deliver       interested in volunteering or who                                                                                                   ily Foundation, headed by Marie Gray.             senior          at
meals. Drivers need only be available      knows someone who might benefit                                                                                                        The following students will receive            Montclair State
one hour one day a week.                   from Mobile Meals’ service is asked                                                                                                 $1,000 each:                                      University, where
   Mobile Meals is dedicated to pro-       to call (908) 233-6146 or visit                                                                                                        James Arbes, son of Lucy Arbes, is a           he is pursuing a
viding freshly prepared, nutritious,       westfieldnj.com/mobilemeals.                                                                                                        2006 graduate of Westfield High School            degree in teach-
hot meals to community members                                                                                                                                                 (WHS), where he excelled as a student             ing and English.
who are unable to shop and cook for                                                                                                                                                                    athlete.                  David has been          David Ganz
themselves.                                   Franklin to Hold                        GREAT ESCAPE...The Franklin Elementary School’s Great Pumpkin Fair re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          While at WHS,          able to maintain a high grade point
   Drivers pick up meals at 10:45 a.m.                                                turns this year on Saturday, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at                               he captained the          average while finding time to work on
in Westfield and deliver them to eld-       Annual Pumpkin Fair                       Roosevelt Intermediate School. A fun day for the entire family, the fair includes face                           school’s golf             community service projects.
erly and disabled clients along a spe-        WESTFIELD – The Franklin El-            painting, a haunted house, games, arts and crafts, prizes, food, treats and more.                                team and was a               Jayne Ruotolo, daughter of Mary
cific local route. Deliveries usually       ementary School Parent Teacher Or-                                                                                                                         member of the             Ruotolo, is a 2006
take no more than one hour to com-
plete. Individuals who do not wish to
                                            ganization (PTO) will hold its an-
                                            nual Great Pumpkin Fair on Satur-          Columbus Parade Assn. Sets                                                                                      National Honor
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Society. James is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 WHS, where she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of

commit to a route are encouraged to         day, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 4                                                                                                                         now in his junior         was active in la-
consider joining Mobile Meals’ sub-
stitute list, to be called when last-
                                            p.m. at Roosevelt Intermediate
                                            School, located at Clark Street and
                                                                                        Celebration This Sunday                                                                                        year at Rutgers
                                                                                                                                                                                                       University, where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 crosse, track and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sang with the
minute help is needed.                      Dudley Avenue in Westfield.                  AREA – The Columbus Parade                also will be special salutes to East-            James Arbes        he is a leading           Westfield Cho-
   Volunteers also are needed to pack         This Franklin School tradition          Association of Union County                  ern New Jersey Chapter of Vietnam                                   member of its golf        rale. She volun-
meals beginning at 8:30 a.m. each           features a haunted house, a musical       “500th” Inc. will hold its 20th-year         Veterans No. 779 and United States          team and a top student. James studies             teered with Mo-
day for about two hours.                    cookie walk and a funky colored           celebration honoring the 516th an-           military personnel serving in Iraq          finance and accounting at the college.            bile Meals and
   Besides individual volunteers, lo-       hairspray booth. The fair also in-        niversary of Christopher Columbus’           and Afghanistan. The Township of               Samantha Avis, daughter of Thomas              Children’s Spe-
cal community groups and busi-              cludes face painting, gift basket         discovery of America.                        Union will be recognized on its bi-         and Gail Avis, is a 2008 graduate of              cialized Hospital,     Jayne Ruotolo
nesses are encouraged to volunteer          raffles, arts and crafts, games,             It will take place this Sunday, Oc-       centennial year.                            WHS. In high school, Samantha played              and worked sum-
as a group and rotate the driving or        prizes, food and treats. The fair         tober 12, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the               Guest speakers will include Union                                the violin in the         mers as a camp counselor.
packing among different members.            takes place rain or shine, and pro-       Peterstown Community Center, lo-             County Freeholder Alex Mirabella                                    symphony or-                 Jayne was elected to the National
Youth volunteers high school age or         ceeds benefit the Franklin PTO.           cated at 408 Palmer Street in Eliza-         and Elizabeth Mayor Chris                                           chestra and held          Italian and Spanish Honor Societies.
                                                                                      beth, at the corner of Fourth Avenue.        Bollwage. Net proceeds will benefit                                 the position of           She is a junior at Georgetown Univer-
    Library Invites Youngsters                                                           The festivities will include an in-
                                                                                      ternational Italian-American buffet
                                                                                                                                   Columbus-related and cultural ac-
                                                                                                                                   tivities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       drum major in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       color guard, in ad-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       dition to running
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sity with an eye toward a medical ca-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 reer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bree Sherry, daughter of Thomas
                                                                                      and custom designed cakes, as well              Tickets are $40 per person for gen-
    For Two Special Programs                                                          as music by Charlie Ball and Sound
                                                                                      Investments, a Do Wop singing group
                                                                                                                                   eral admission and $35 for senior
                                                                                                                                   citizens. For ticket information, call
                                                                                                                                                                                                       track.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Samantha has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and Dolores Sherry, is a 2002 graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of WHS and a
   WESTFIELD – The Youth Ser-              cardholders only. A brief orientation      and band. There also will be Italian         Lucille Disano (ticket chairwoman)                                  spent her sum-            2006 cum laude
                                           will precede the event.                                                                                                                 Samantha Avis       mers working as           graduate of Elon
vices Department of the Westfield                                                     feast music.                                 at (908) 486-1949, Millie Favor at
Memorial Library will present two             On Thursday, October 16, at 7              “This multi-cultural Columbus             (908) 486-4554 or (908) 625-9779,           a lifeguard at a local pool. She currently        University. She
special events for children during         p.m., Westfield resident Bonnie            celebration will include a tribute to        Joe Aliseo at (908) 347-8366 or Mike        is a freshman at the University of Con-           presently attends
the month of October.                      Cuzzolino will read her book “Let-         Columbus,                     special        Guarino at (908) 289-4640.                  necticut, where she will major in envi-           Yale University
   On Wednesday, October 15, at 7          ter of Love from China” aloud and          acknowledgement of the 85th and                                                          ronmental/earth science.                          and is in her sec-
p.m., a scavenger hunt will be held        discuss her work afterwards. This          final year of Yankee Stadium and the                                                        Courtney Fox-Sherman, daughter of              ond year in a
for children in the second, third and      program is open to the public and is       late Joey Giardello, former World
                                                                                                                                    Seasons Support Group                      Susan Sherman, is a 2006 graduate of              three-year Master
fourth grades. Participants will be        geared for families with children ages     Middleweight champ and Columbus                 To Meet October 14                       WHS. While at WHS, Courtney suc-                  of Fine Arts pro-
asked to find books, pictures and          3 to 7.                                    Parade of Union County grand mar-                                                                                cessfully bal-            gram, working to-
                                              A tale of adoption, “Letter of Love                                                    WESTFIELD – Seasons, a sup-                                       anced working             ward a degree in        Bree Sherry
other hidden objects throughout the                                                   shal, along with National Breast             port group for divorced, separated
library’s first floor.                     from China” is the story of a Chinese      Cancer Awareness Month,” said                                                                                    part-time while           stage management.
                                           birth mother who writes a letter to                                                     and widowed individuals of all faiths,                              maintaining good             Her many credits include
   This activity is open to full service                                              founder and director Mike Guarino.           as well as anyone who has experi-
Westfield Memorial Library                 her birth daughter.                           Additionally, the Columbus Pa-                                                                                grades, and was           Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Teresa
                                              As Ms. Cuzzolino indicates in her                                                    enced the loss of a relationship, will                              elected to the Na-        Rebeck’s A Month in the Country.
                                                                                      rade Association will honor Millie           meet next on Tuesday, October 14.
                                           book, “There are many reasons that         (Castronova) Favor, an 88-year-old                                                                               tional Honor So-             Michael Sherry, son of Thomas and
                                           birth families in China relinquish                                                      The topic will be “Health and                                       ciety. At Rutgers,        Dolores Sherry,
                                                                                      member, for her dedication. There            Wellness.”
                                           their children. This book is meant to                                                                                                   Courtney Fox-       Courtney contin-          is a 2004 gradu-
                                           reflect only one of the many possi-                                                       All are welcome to participate.                                   ues to work hard          ate of WHS and a
                                                                                                                                                                                      Sherman
                                                                                                                                   This group is designed to provide
                                           bilities.” She dedicates the book to          Hiking Club Offers                        assistance in the journey toward the
                                                                                                                                                                               in and outside of school and has been             2006 graduate of
                                           her daughter, who was adopted in                                                                                                    named to her college’s dean’s list. She           The American
                                           2001 from the People’s Republic of            Variety of Activities                     healing of emotions and spirit              is a junior and majors in mathematics             Musical and Dra-
                                           China.                                        AREA – The Union County Hik-              through group discussions, guest            and education.                                    matic Academy.
                                              To register for these programs, visit   ing Club offers a regular schedule of        speakers and social activities.                David Ganz, nephew of Vincent and              Currently, he is a
                                           the library’s website, wmlnj.org, and      hiking and bicycling activities, most          Meetings are held every second            Christine Russo, is a 2005 graduate of            student at Elon
                                           click on the Events calendar, or call      of which take place in central and           and fourth Tuesday from 7:15 to 9           WHS. While at WHS, he was active in               U n ive r s i t y,
                                           (908) 789-4090, extension no. 3.           northern New Jersey. Membership              p.m. in the Activities Center Build-                                                          where he is ma-
                                                                                      dues are $10 per year.                       ing of St. Helen’s Roman Catholic                                                                                   Michael Sherry
                                              Located at 550 East Broad Street,
                                                                                         Prospective members are invited           Church, located at 1600 Rahway Av-           Hadassah to Celebrate                            joring in musical
                                           the Westfield Memorial Library is                                                                                                                                                     theater and has
                                           open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon-         to try out the club by participating in      enue in Westfield.                           Israel’s 60th Birthday                           obtained dean’s list recognition.
                                           day through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5       up to three outings before joining.           Tennis Association Sets                      WESTFIELD – Members of                             While at WHS, Michael was a mem-
                                           p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5       For a complimentary schedule, which                                                      Westfield Hadassah are invited to a               ber of the Fife and Drum Corp, the
                                           p.m. on Sunday. For more informa-          includes a new member application,            Date For Social Event                      special birthday party to celebrate the           Marching Band and earned Eagle
                                           tion, call (908) 789-4090, visit           interested persons may call Union               WESTFIELD – The Westfield Ten-           State of Israel’s 60th year on Mon-               Scout recognition. He has performed
                                           wmlnj.org or stop by the library for       County Parks in Elizabeth at (908)           nis Association (WTA) will hold its         day, October 27, at noon at Temple                in the musicals Big River, Cabaret and
       Christine Cosenza, Agent            a copy of its quarterly newsletter.        527-4900.                                    year end social event on Saturday,          Emanu-El, located at 756 East Broad               Phantom of the Opera, plus the classic
              2 Elm Street                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dickens work A Christmas Carol.
        Westfield, NJ 07090-2148                                                                                                   October 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the        Street in Westfield.
           Bus: 908-233-9100                                                                                                       Mountainside Tennis Center, located           This will be the chapter’s annual
       www.christinecosenza.net
                                                          DO-IT-YOURSELF                                                           at 1191 Route 22 in Mountainside.
                                                                                                                                      All are welcome. The cost is $20 for
                                                                                                                                                                               paid-up membership event. A light
                                                                                                                                                                               lunch will be served. Karen Goldman,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Single Jewish Friends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Post Luncheon Outing
                                                          CLASSIFIED ADS                                                           members and $25 for non-members.
                                                                                                                                   Included in the admission price is an
                                                                                                                                                                               Hadassah’s regional organization
                                                                                                                                                                               vice-president, will give an update on              AREA – The Circle of Single Jewish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Friends 49+ will hold a Meet and Eat
                                                                                                                                   evening of round robin doubles tennis.      the national organization’s goals.

                                                                        24/7                                                       Food and beverages also will be served.
                                                                                                                                      For an application form and infor-
                                                                                                                                   mation about the WTA, log onto the
                                                                                                                                   WTA website, westfieldnj.com/wta.
                                                                                                                                                                               Jeanne Goldstein, former chapter
                                                                                                                                                                               president, will lead Israeli dancing.
                                                                                                                                                                                 This celebration is open to all life
                                                                                                                                                                               members, associates and paid-up mem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Luncheon on Sunday, October 19, at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 noon at Romano’s Macaroni Grill, lo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 cated at 1521 Route 1, South, in Edison.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The cost is $3, plus the price of a
                                                                    Visit Our Website                                              The completed form with a check             bers. Annual dues are $36. Those plan-            meal from the menu and tip. Those
                                                                                                                                   should be sent to the Westfield Ten-        ning to attend are asked to call Renate           interested are asked to respond by
                                                          www.goleader.com                                                         nis Association, P.O. Box 125,
                                                                                                                                   Westfield, N.J. 07091.
                                                                                                                                                                               Bieber at (908) 233-3245 or contact
                                                                                                                                                                               Westfield.Hadassah@gmail.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 calling Roberta at (908) 668-8450 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 contacting roger678@optonline.net.


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                                                                                                           ‘Four Centuries’ Offers
                                                                                                          Chance to Go Back in Time
                                                                                                           COUNTY – The public will have            tum; Summit: Playhouse, Twin
                                                                                                        its annual opportunity to take a “trip      Maples; Union: Caldwell Parsonage,
                                                                                                        back in time” when “Four Centuries          Liberty Hall Museum; Westfield:
                                                                                                        in a Weekend” returns in mid-Octo-          Miller-Cory House Museum.
                                                                                                        ber.                                           For this self-guided journey, free
                                                                                                           Twenty-five historic sites will of-      copies of the Historic Sites Tour book-
                                                                                                        fer the public this free time-travel        lets containing brief descriptions of
                                                                                                        opportunity on Saturday, October 18,        the sites and illustrated maps can be
                                                                                                        from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday,         obtained by contacting the Union
                                                                                                        October 19, from noon to 5 p.m.             County Office of Cultural and Heri-
                                                                                                           The 25 sites are grouped into five       tage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Eliza-
COME FLY WITH ME...The Monarch Teachers Network (MTN) is a network                                      historic themes that describe periods       beth, N.J. 07202, at (908) 558-2550
of teachers in North America that is bringing the story of the monarch butterfly                        of major changes from colonial times        between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
to classrooms, showing children the importance of being responsible stewards of
the environment. Pictured above, Holy Trinity students hold paper butterflies to                        until the early 1920s. Tourists can         weekdays. NJ Relay Users can call
symbolize their migration south.                                                                        select a cluster of sites to visit or mix   711. The office can be reached via e-
                                                                                                        and match from all 25 locations, which      mail at culturalinfo@ucnj.org.
     Holy Trinity Students                                                                              include the grand homes of the early
                                                                                                        aristocracy, the settings for the dan-         Art in the Gardens                        REUNION BASH…The Westfield High School Class of 1988 is planning its 20-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 year reunion over Thanksgiving Weekend. Alumni, pictured left to right, from
                                                                                                        gerous Revolutionary frontline years,                                                    top, include Jim Gildea, Andy Gutterman, Michael Csorba, Dan Ginsburg, Jim
                                                                                                                                                     Features Music, Dance
   Study Monarch Butterflies                                                                            modest examples of hard farm life,
                                                                                                        the successful undertakings of com-            ELIZABETH – “Art in the Gardens,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mozoki, Kevin Zippler (bottom) Hayley Danser (O’Brien), Jessica Wildstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Weinberg), Christine Scutti (Riley), Jill Lau (Brown), Tracy Mazza. Committee
   WESTFIELD – Gretchen Hogan’s speeds of up to 20 m.p.h.                                               merce and industry, as well as the          an October celebration of National Art       members not pictured: Anthony Buoscio, Laura Kocaj (Callahan), Mike Cohen
second grade students at Holy Trinity       “Students are learning that, if the                         grandeur and comfort of the Victo-          and Humanities Month, takes place            and Frank Isoldi.
Interparochial School in Westfield are oyamel forests are cut down, then there                          rian resorts and suburbs.                   Columbus Day Weekend at Jersey Gar-
currently observing the lifecycle of the will be no habitat for the monarchs to
monarch butterfly as it progresses from spend their winters,” Mrs. Hogan said.
                                                                                                           Participating sites, alphabetized by
                                                                                                        municipality, are:
                                                                                                                                                    dens in Elizabeth, New Jersey’s largest
                                                                                                                                                    outlet mall. “Art in the Gardens” fea-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    WHS Class of 1988 Plans
egg to larva to pupa, and then emerging     Mrs. Hogan is teaching the students                            Berkeley Heights: Deserted Village       tures instrumental, vocal and dance
as a full-grown butterfly.
   Students learned
                                          how emerging monarch butterflies need
                                                             nectar from flow-
                                                                                                        Of Feltville-Glenside Park, Littell-
                                                                                                        Lord Farmstead; Clark: Dr. William
                                                                                                                                                    performances.
                                                                                                                                                       This year, a big Columbus Day Week-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Its 20-Year Reunion for Nov.
that wild milkweed                                           ers to sustain them                        Robinson Plantation-Museum;                 end splash is planned with free perfor-        WESTFIELD – The Westfield High            Plains.
is the host plant for                                        on their long jour-                        Cranford: Crane-Phillips House Mu-          mances starting on Friday, October 10,       School Class of 1988’s Reunion Com-           For information or to buy tickets, visit
the monarch butter-                                          ney.                                       seum; Elizabeth: Boxwood Hall State         and continuing through Monday, Co-           mittee has been planning a party to         westfieldclassof1988.myevent.com.
fly to lay her                                                  According to the                        Historic Site First Presbyterian            lumbus Day, October 13.                      reconnect with old friends over
miniscule eggs. In                                           teacher, students                          Church Of Elizabeth; Hillside: Ever-           “Our goal is to raise awareness of the    Thanksgiving Weekend.                       WHS Class of ’48 Holds
the larva stage, the                                         are looking forward                        green Cemetery, Woodruff House/             arts in Union County and the many              The class’s 20-year reunion will
leaves of the milk-                                          to becoming part of                        Eaton Store Museum; Kenilworth:             artists who deserve recognition for their    take place on Saturday, November            60th Reunion at Lana’s
weed are the                                                 a network of people                        Oswald J. Nitschke House;                   achievements. Our shoppers come from         29, at 7 p.m. at the Shackamaxon               WESTFIELD – The “winning
caterpillar’s sole                                           that grows various                         Mountainside: Deacon Andrew                 all over the tri-state area and beyond;      Golf and Country Club of Scotch             Westfield High School Class of 1948”
source of food.                                              plants from which                          Hetfield House; New Providence: Salt        this is an opportunity to showcase our                                                   is holding its 60th reunion from Octo-
   The children                                              migrating mon-                             Box Museum; Plainfield: Drake               local talent,” Crystal Stell, marketing          Mountainside PTA                        ber 11 to 13.
have learned that WINGING IT...Holy Trinity boys are archs can feed to                                  House Museum; Rahway: Merchants             director for Jersey Gardens, said.                                                          More than 100 members of the class
the      milkweed delighted as monarch butterflies drink sustain them on                                And Drovers Tavern, Union County               Jersey Gardens is located on                  Hosts Fall Festival                     are expected on this festive occasion.
leaves contain a the nectar off their faces.                 their annual trip.                         Performing Arts Center; Roselle:            Kapkowski Road at Exit 13A of the               MOUNTAINSIDE                –    The     With dinner at Lana’s in Clark on Sat-
sticky, milky liquid,                                           “In this way,”                          Abraham Clark House; Roselle Park:          New Jersey Turnpike and features 200         Mountainside Parent-Teacher Asso-           urday, banquet at Echo Lake Country
which is toxic to certain birds and other Mrs. Hogan said, “the second graders                          Roselle Park Museum; Scotch Plains:         stores all under one roof.                   ciation is hosting its annual fall festi-   Club on Sunday and brunch on Mon-
predators of the monarch.                 will begin to appreciate how, working                         Osborn Cannonball House; Spring-               For more information, including spe-      val next weekend.                           day at Westfield Community Players,
   As part of their study, students are together with their Canadian neighbors                          field: Cannon Ball House; Summit:           cific times of events, call (908) 558-          On Saturday, October 18, from            the group will be well fed.
learning about the annual migration of in the north and their Mexican neigh-                            Carter House, Reeves-Reed Arbore-           2550 or e-mail culturalinfo@ucnj.org.        noon to 4 p.m., the public can enjoy a         Class members are coming from all
the monarch butterfly, beginning in late bors to the south, they can create and                                                                                                                  fun-filled family atmosphere at             over the United States as well as from
summer, from Canada and the United help to preserve a favorable living envi-
States to central Mexico.                 ronment for those wondrous, migrat-
                                                                                                                Crossroads Introduces                                                            Deerfield School, located at 302 Cen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 tral Avenue in Mountainside.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             England and Germany.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Residents will see the Class of 1948
                                                                                                                                                                                                    There will be rides, games, activi-      all over town, as they inspect their
   This journey, which can be as long as ing butterflies.”
2,000 miles, must be completed by the
monarch before the onset of cold
                                                                                                               TumbleJam Music Prog.                                                             ties, food and crafts for all ages. Ven-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 dors will be selling home goods, jew-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             former homes, visit their old churches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and the downtown stores and restau-
weather. As they make the trek each                                                                        WESTFIELD – Crossroads School            tor and cognitive activities – all skills    elry, fashion accessories and crafts.       rants.
year to the safety of the canopy of the                                                                 in Westfield, which serves children 3 to    crucial to making music.                        The event is rain or shine.                 The Class of 1948 is remembered as
oyamel forests in Mexico, Mrs. Hogan                                                                    12 years old on the autism spectrum,           Patrick Cerria, a classically trained        For more information, contact            the class with the winningest football
said, the monarch butterflies are ca-                                                                   has introduced a new program offered        professional percussionist/pianist and       Gina at (908) 654-3815, Lisa at (908)       team in the nation.
pable of gliding on wind currents at                                                                    to preschool and elementary students:       graduate of The Boston Conservatory          232-2994 or Jeanie at (908) 233-               For more information, call David
                                                                                                        TumbleJam Music.                            and The Juilliard School, facilitates the    5838.                                       Norwine at (908) 232-5975.
  Local Students Call                                                                                      TumbleJam Music is a movement-           program.
                                                                                                        based program developed to teach chil-         Mr. Cerria said, “The way I see mu-
 Top-Rated TKE Home                                                                                     dren about how music and their bodies       sic, it is not just an auditory medium; it
   WESTFIELD – The Susquehanna                                                                          work together. Students are taught to       is visual, textural, full of color and
University chapter of Tau Kappa Ep-                                                                     see and, more importantly, feel how         movement. Children with special needs
silon (TKE) was one of 11 chapters                                                                      their body works.                           respond to that.”
worldwide to be honored as a Top                                                                           The curriculum is taught in three-          Mr. Cerria is also one of only 35
Teke Chapter. The award is the high-                                                                    week intervals in which students expe-      teachers in the United States certified in
est chapter distinction at the under-                                                                   rience the same songs, instruments,         Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a method of
graduate level. Two local students are                WHEN         LIFE       GIVES       YOU
                                                                                                        exercises, games and activities, each       teaching concepts of rhythm, structure
members of this chapter.                              LEMONS…Westfield children from                    pertaining to a specific attribute of       and musical expression through body
   Bryan Levine from Westfield is a                   Bradford Avenue raised $100 by selling            music, as well as physical movement.        awareness and movement.
junior education major and member                     lemonade on their street. The effort was             Each week, exercises and activities         For more information on Crossroads
of TKE. A 2006 graduate of Westfield                  headed by Peter Hunziker, age 10, and             center around sensory, fine/gross mo-       School, visit ucesc.org.
High School, he is the son of Ben and                 Jack Filipkowski, age 12. Many children
Mary Levine.                                          participated in the effort and devised the
   Scotch Plains’ Christopher                         idea to donate the money to the local Red
Doremus, a senior business adminis-                   Cross Chapter of Westfield. Pictured,
                                                      front row, left to right, are: Jack and
tration major and member of TKE, is                   Peter; back row, left to right, are: Luke
a 2005 graduate of Scotch Plains-                     Hunziker, Siobhan Hunziker, Mitchell
Fanwood High School. He is the son                    Kelly and Christopher Marner. Not pic-
of Bruce and Donna Doremus.                           tured is Erica Lawrence.




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    See SPF Raider Volleyball
 Blue Devil Girls Soccer – Page 15                                                                                     THE WEEK                                                                                                                                       IN                      SPORTS                                                                             Sports Section
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RODRIGUES WINS 3RD STRAIGHT ALL-AROUND TITLE

Blue Devil Gymnasts Capture
Third Straight Cougar Crown
           By DAVID B. CORBIN                                                   97.025 and Union Catholic at 89.975.                                                             today’s meet. Today is going to be a
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                   The Blue Devils appeared quite                                                                prelude to what we are going to see at
   Strong across the board perfor-                                              prepared for the meet since coming                                                               counties, so whatever we need to iron
mances rewarded the No. 7 Westfield                                             off a huge 109.775-102.675 victory                                                               out tonight will have to be done be-
High School gymnastic team with its                                             over the Raiders on September 29                                                                 fore counties.”
third straight Cougar Invitational title                                        and junior Jenna Rodrigues took top                                                                Blue Devil junior Lacy Cummings,
in Cranford on October 3. The Blue                                              honors in the all-around with a fan-                                                             the returning NJSIAA state cham-
Devils’ team total of 108.275 also                                              tastic total of 36.925.                                                                          pion in the vault, has also been refin-
broke the meet record of 107.875 that                                              “Very close to hitting 37, which is                                                           ing her routine.
they set last year.                                                             one of her goals for the season,” said                                                             “She’s working hard on that. We
   The hosting Cougars, who placed                                              Blue Devil Head Coach Melissa                                                                    will continue to see those high scores
second last year, also placed second                                            Bryan prior to the meet. “We came                                                                with her,” coach Bryan said.
this time with a total of 105.275 fol-                                          into the Scotch Plains meet with a lot                                                             With such a fine score in the Westfield
lowed by Scotch Plains-Fanwood at                                               of mistakes from the meet before                                                                 meet and with Raider Jessica Colineri
99.4 in the field of seven teams plus                                           that, so we knew we needed to work                                                               taking second in the all-around with a
an individual competitor from Mother                                            harder to prepare for the meet and we                                                            35.775, Raider Head Coach Lisa
Seton and Linden. Watchung Hills                                                did. We hit our skills. We came in                                                               Cerchio was also optimistic.                                                                                                                                                      David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
was fourth at 98.3 and Johnson was                                              with confidence and had solid rou-                                                                 “We had a couple of nines. We had                                              PUTTING TOGETHER A GREAT OFFENSE…Blue Devil quarterback Tony DiIorio, No. 16, completed 12 of 18 passes
fifth at 97.825 followed by Union at                                            tines. My girls are really excited for                                                                                 CONTINUED ON PAGE 14                                       for 194 yards, including touchdown passes of 34 yards and eight yards to Pat Gray and 42 yards to Jihaad Billups.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DiIORIO HITS GRAY TWICE, BILLUPS ONCE FOR TDs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Westfield’s 4th Quarter Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stuns Farmer Gridders, 24-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             By DAVID B. CORBIN                              left on the clock to give the 4-0 Blue     fense out so much more. It’s so much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Devils a 24-20 lead. Adding to the         easier to see where the holes are go-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wow! Anyone who witnessed the                            excitement, the 1-2 Farmers responded      ing to be,” DiIorio said. “Today, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  high school football game between                          with a march to the Westfield 15 be-       holes were right over the middle of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Westfield and Union at Gary Kehler                         fore defensive end Willie Johnson          the field. They kept dropping their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stadium in Westfield on October 4                          sacked quarterback Dion Nesmith for        safeties all the way back in coverage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  certainly got his or her adrenalin level                   a 10-yard loss with two seconds re-        We ran those ins right over the top of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  skyrocketing.                                              maining. A desperation pass into the       the linebackers. We knew they were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    After falling behind 20-18 with 4:11                     end zone fell incomplete to preserve       going to focus on Ricardo (Johnson).”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  remaining in the game, quarterback                         the victory for the Blue Devils.             “I like the way he shook off the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tony DiIorio engineered a nine play,                          “My biggest concern was we              interceptions. That’s what impressed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  59-yard drive that ended with junior                       haven’t played in the fourth quarter       me most about him,” coach DeSarno
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  split end Pat Gray’s eight-yard touch-                     all year,” said Blue Devil Head Coach      said of DiIorio. “He’s focused on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  down (TD) reception with one minute                        Jim DeSarno. “We didn’t play great         making that play and he’s going to
                                                                                                                                                                       David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times                                                                                                in the fourth quarter but we did enough    make it. He’s at his best when every-
UPSIDE DOWN ON THE BEAM…Blue Devil Jenna Rodrigues flips so fast that part of her disappears from the camera,                                                                                                                                                                                                                to win the ball game.”                     body around him goes 100 percent.
while practicing on the balance beam at the Cougar Invitational. Rodrigues won the all-around for the third straight year.                                                                                                                                          See photos of Sports:                                       DiIorio, who was intercepted twice,     When they are going hard, things are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   on www.goleader.com                                       spread his passes among six receivers      going to work.”

   Cardinals Click on Offense;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Westfield/Linden Football
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SPF/Plainfield Football
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Westfield/Linden Boys Soccer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to complete 12 of 18 for 194 yards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and three TDs. Backup quarterback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A.J. Murray was intercepted once.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             DiIorio’s vision to find open receiv-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DiIorio’s most productive receiver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        turned out to be Gray, who had five
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        receptions for 103 yards and two TDs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        All of Gray’s receptions proved to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cougar Invt’l Gymnastics

   Down Raider Gridders, 28-6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SPF/East Side Volleyball
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Westfield/Linden Girls Soccer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ers has vastly improved.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “It is a lot better than last year,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             especially since we spread the de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        essential in keeping the ball out of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Farmer hands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CONTINUED ON PAGE 13




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            By FRED LECOMTE                                                     Raider Head Coach Steve Ciccotelli.                                                              put two plays together and then blow
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times                        “I thought we had our shots. We had                                                              a protection. You’re living and dying
   Versatility dictated policy for the                                          our chance to take advantage of some                                                             on a big play and no offense can live
Plainfield High School football teams’
offensive when the Cardinals victim-
                                                                                things and again, our mistakes just
                                                                                kept on slowing us down. When you
                                                                                                                                                                                 on that.”
                                                                                                                                                                                   The Raiders’ offense was sluggish
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Tyrone Johnson made several big                                                 We’re not doing that right now. We                                                                                     CONTINUED ON PAGE 14
plays and made his presence known,
completing 12-for-20 passes for 166
yards, including respective touch-
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down (TD) passes of 35 and 18 yards.
   Stephen Knox sprung loose out of
the backfield for a TD and Tristan
Simms rushed for 123 yards, includ-
ing a three-yard TD, on 18 carries to
lead the Cardinal ground attack.
   Raider senior running back An-
thony Taylor carried the rock 14 times
for 73 yards, including the lone touch-
down of eight yards, and senior line-
backer/fullback Marcus Green rushed
for 37 yards and had four receptions
for 43 yards. Junior quarterback Gary
Binkiewicz, who rushed for nine
yards, completed eight of 24 pass
attempts and finished with 82 yards
and an interception. Wide receiver
Adam Clark grabbed three for 36
yards and Brian Bonacom had a three-
yard reception.
   Green led in tackles with 14 and
defensive back Kenny Alzard dropped
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Chris Sheehan
    Blue Devils                                                                             Raiders                                                                                                      Find Ways To Win                                                                           Football
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             By BRUCE JOHNSON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pete Braun and Ross Mannino, co-            Franklin/J.P. Stevens winner.
   Walk Down Memory L ane
                    Lane                                                                                                             Anybody who wasn’t around at the
                                                                                                                                  time and was wondering what it was
                                                                                                                                  like on Saturday afternoons at Recre-
                                                                                                                                                                                              WHS – which currently has the most
                                                                                                                                                                                           power points of any North 2 Group 4
                                                                                                                                                                                           school – gets its bye this week, to get
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                captains of the ’60 WHS team that was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Zorge’s last.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tomorrow’s winner will play Tuesday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in the sectional semifinals, likely
                                                                                                                                  ation Field in the 1960s and ’70s should                 healthy (A.J. Murray went down early                    Zorge, of course, was the polar op-      against North Hunterdon, with that
   From the archives of The Westfield                                     October 12, 2001: The 4-1 Blue                                                                                                                                        posite of DeSarno – think Bobby             winner advancing to Thursday’s sec-
Leader and The Scotch Plains-                                          Devil football team claimed a 17-6                         have been at Gary Kehler Stadium last                    with an ankle injury) and prepare for
                                                                                                                                  Saturday.                                                the second half of what is promising to              Knight and John Wooden – but there          tional final, probably against top-
Fanwood Times – www.goleader.com                                       victory and its first win in Union                            Before a spirited crowd that included                 be the Old Towne’s most interesting                  are similarities: each came to town as      seeded Bridgewater-Raritan.
   October 10, 1998: Two major mis-                                    since 1981. The Farmers (2-4) were                         members of the Class of 1958, in town                    season in quite some time.                           a virtual unknown and they both                   THE ‘OTHER’ STREAK
cues in the first half nearly cost                                     held to just 23 yards rushing and 11                       for their 50th class reunion, coach Jim                     East Side is 0-4 going into this                  quickly re-established WHS as an               Mention “The Streak” and most Old
Westfield the game; however, solid                                     yards passing in the first half and                        DeSarno’s Blue Devils took everyone                      week’s game against Elizabeth and                    opponent to be feared. Zorge’s last         Towners will immediately think of the
defensive play throughout the game                                     finished with 92 rushing yards and 17                      on a trip back in time, posting a 24-20                  has lost 11 straight. But they’ve played             team, loaded with underclass talent,        48-game unbeaten streak that WHS’s
allowed the Blue Devils to shed a 9-                                   passing yards. Senior Terrence                             victory over Union in a game that truly                  tough in all four losses, losing to                  went 7-2 and ended 11-game losing           football team had from early-1968
7 deficit and defeat the Indians, 16-9,                                Jenkins had a three-yard touchdown                         rocked and rolled with emotional up-                     Belleville, 6-0, Shabazz, 9-7, Scotch                streaks against both Rahway and             until mid-1973; 46 wins and two ties,
on a soggy Rahway field. Brandon                                       run and a 25-yard reception to setup a                     heavals.                                                 Plains-Fanwood, 28-14, and Irvington,                Plainfield. DeSarno is 17-8 since he        with a 36-game win streak.
Doerr found split end Jason Merritt                                    field goal.                                                   If you thought Gary Kehler’s teams                    27-16. Nobody can be looked past. No                 took charge.                                   Not coincidently, that streak was run-
for a 35-yard TD. Doerr kicked a 24-                                      October 3, 2002: The Blue Devil                         pummeled every opponent from 1961-                       game is more important right now                        By the way, Elizabeth is currently       ning simultaneously with another, even
yard field goal and Lamont Turner                                      field hockey team downed Union, 5-                         82, with error-free, penalty-free,                       than East Side.                                      3-0 with three shutouts. The Minute-        longer, football streak. Starting in 1958,
had a 14-yard TD run.                                                  0, in Westfield. Senior forward                            fumble-free football every week, you’d                      Through four games, WHS has                       men will be at Kehler Stadium on Nov.       the Westfield ‘B’ squad had an un-
   October 10, 1998: Cougars are                                       Alexandra Maus shelled the Farmers                         be wrong. OK, most of the time they                      scored 143 points, a total that matches              1 and, if the Minutemen can shut down       beaten streak of at least 104 games.
fast, but they could not keep up with                                  with four goals and forward Tammi                          pummeled opponents with error-free,                      the 1977 team and is surpassed by                    Irvington on October 17 and Plainfield         Back then, the football chain of com-
“the Jones” as junior Nathan Jones                                     Dondiego struck for one.                                   penalty-free, fumble-free football, but                  only the 1970 team’s 147. Since both                 the following week, they would be 6-        mand was: varsity, B squad (mostly
totaled 213 yards and found pay dirt                                      October 7, 2003: The Raider gym-                        not every week.                                          those teams are in the Westfield Ath-                0 when they get here. Here’s hoping         juniors), junior varsity (mostly sopho-
twice as the Raider football team won                                  nastics team came off a major victory                         A pessimist would point out last                      letic Hall of Fame, that’s pretty good               they still haven’t allowed a point at the   mores), and then down to the freshmen,
its home opener over Cranford, 18-0.                                   over Randolph, 103.7-101.025, in                           Saturday’s three interceptions, the                      company.                                             time. Bring it on, Lizzy-Beth!              eighth grades and Westfield Boys Foot-
From the Cougar 37, quarterback Joe                                    Scotch Plains. Senior Kyla Mendes                          fumbles, bad long snaps, dropped                            Special congratulations to senior                           SOCCER UPDATE                     ball League. Seniors could only play
Franzone found Matt McCarthy cut-                                      and junior Katie Zaleski took 1-2 in                       passes, four missed PATs, some sloppy                    Chris Sheehan, whose reception late                     You don’t have to be a futbol expert     varsity, and underclassmen, who started
ting to his left. McCarthy snagged the                                 the all-around with respective scores                      tackling and several procedure penal-                    in the first period was the 39th of                  to guess that the four Group 4 sec-         on Saturday, could not start at the same
pass and flew across the goal line.                                    of 35.025 and 34.25.                                       ties. An optimist would agree that,                      his career, breaking the school                      tional boys soccer champions could          position in Monday’s B squad or jayvee
   October 7, 2000: Personal-best                                         October 6, 2004: Raider boys soc-                       while all those things did happen, and                   record set by current volunteer                      well be Kearny (North 1), Westfield         game. If somebody started at, say, of-
(PB) times were recorded by all of the                                 cer Head Coach Tom Breznitsky sent                         against a very, very good team, WHS                      coach Brian Ciemniecki. The top                      (North 2), Hunterdon Central (Cen-          fensive tackle, he could play defense
top-seven Blue Devils as the Westfield                                 in his reserves against visiting                           still found a way to win.                                five now are: Sheehan, 39;                           tral) and Rancocas Valley (South).          on Monday, but not offense.
girls cross-country “Pac” won the                                      Plainfield and watched his team come                          The good teams do that.                               Ciemniecki, 38; Brian Butts, 34;                     WHS should be plenty ready if that’s           There are no B squad records for
prestigious Shore Coaches Invita-                                      up with a 5-0 shutout. Three senior                           The heroes for WHS included quar-                     Frank Ritter, 33, and Lee Polizzano                  how it plays out, especially after          the 1957 season, but Gary Kehler’s
tional Meet in Holmdel. Senior Alexis                                  veterans, however, Casey Hoynes-                           terback Tony DiIorio, who overcame                       and Lamont Turner, 28.                               Saturday’s scoreless tie with the un-       ’58 squad went 4-0-1, followed by
Anzelone put on a late kick and placed                                 O’Connor (one assist) and Sean                             two interceptions to throw three touch-                     Sheehan also had some big-time                    beaten Red Devils of Hunterdon. Do          5-0 in ’59 and then 3-0-1 for a 12-0-
sixth with a PB time of 20:47.                                         McNelis each scored two goals and                          downs, including a pair to Pat Gray, a                   hits Saturday from his safety position,              not be surprised if WHS sees two of         2 record. Norm Koury had the team
Anzelone’s time placed her eighth on                                   backup goalie Chris Huether rammed                         budding talent; speedster Jhaksye Wil-                   and knocked down several long passes.                those teams come mid-November in            six seasons, going 8-0, 7-0, 7-0, 8-0,
the WHS All-Time list.                                                 in a goal.                                                 liams, who had an energy-providing                       Sheehan, Ricardo Johnson, linebacker                 the state semis and final.                  8-0 and 7-0 (45-0), followed by Dick
                                                                                                                                  90-yard touchdown return (fourth long-                   Henry Kwok, and two-way lineman                         Kearny’s girls put the first blemish     Zimmer’s 8-0 records in 1967 and
See it all on the web in color . . .                                                                                              est in school history) of the kickoff
                                                                                                                                  following Union’s first score, simply
                                                                                                                                                                                           Brandon Dietz (sack, blocked field
                                                                                                                                                                                           goal) are the leaders of The Den’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                on WHS’s record last Friday with a 1-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                0 victory. It’s tough to go unbeaten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ’68. Bob Martin’s teams went 8-0,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8-0 and 6-0 (22-0 total) before Dave
                                                  www.goleader.com                                                                outrunning several defenders; Willie                     “Shirts Out” team.                                   anymore, but if you have to lose, it’s      Cilo took over in 1972. That team
                                                                                                                                  Johnson had two sacks, including one                        DiIorio became just the second quar-              always better to do it early in the         went 6-0-1, playing Montclair to a
                                                                                                                                  in the final seconds, and linebacker T.J.                terback in school history to throw three             season.                                     scoreless tie in the sixth game. The
                                                   A Winning Equation:                                                            Mruz had so many tackles you’d have                      touchdowns in back-to-back games,                          GYMNASTICS UPDATE                     B’s streak ended in the ’73 opener,
                                                                                                                                  thought his father was the announcer.                    the other being Brandon Doerr in 1998                   Junior Jenna Rodrigues won the           14-8 against Middletown. (Ironi-
                                                                                                                                     So the Blue Devils are now 4-0. It’s                  against Cranford and SP-F.                           balance beam, uneven bars and all-          cally, the varsity’s streak ended six
                    Athletic Skill + Academic Achievement +                                                                                                                                                                                     around to help the WHS gymnastics           weeks later against Montclair.) The
                                                                                                                                  the 26th time in school history that has                    Honored at halftime were five mem-
                                                                                                                                  happened, and the first time since 1998.                 bers of the 1957 football team, the first            team post a 109.775-102.675 victory         B squad went 3-4 that season and
                 A Boomerang Recruiting DVD =                                                                                     But nine of those teams – 1901, 1913,                    one coached by Les Zorge (and his                    over SP-F last week. That point total is    two years later the varsity slumped
                                                                                                                                  1914, 1936, 1945, 1946, 1969, 1990                       young assistant, Gary Kehler): Jerry                 just .9 off the school mark, set at last    to 5-4.
                                                                                                                                  and 1998 – did not get to 5-0. The ’98                   Bonnetti, co-captain Tom Hill, Stan                  year’s sectional championships.                One of the best games during the B
    College Scholarships & Acceptances                                                                                            team lost to Shabazz 12-9 at Untermann                   Lubeck, Dennis Trotman and Pete                         Coach Melissa Bryan’s Blue Dev-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ils also competed last Friday at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            squad’s streak occurred after the 1969
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            season, and thus doesn’t count on the
                                                                                                                                  Field, which, coincidentally, is where                   Wilday. Also seen in the stands were
                                                                                                                                  WHS’s next game will be played, Oc-                                                                           Cranford’s Cougar Invitational and          record. But a B squad vs. jayvee game
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                year with 108.275 points. Speaking          That jayvee team included Tom
                                                                                                                                                                                           To Kehler Fund, If Matched                           of three straight years, Rodrigues won      Pfeiffer, John Kerr, Al Deombeleg,
                                                                                                                                                                                              An anonymous donor has come                       the Cougar all-around title for the         Kurt Stiefken, Flip Light, Geoff Crosby
                                                                                                                                                                                           forth with a challenge to the people of              third straight year, also winning on        and Ed Morton, all members of the ’71

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Weichert
                                                                                                                                                                                           Westfield. He/she has sent a check                   the bars. Classmate Lacy Cummings           team that went 9-0 and allowed just
                                                                                                                                                                                           for $10,000 to the Wil Kehler Fund,
                                                                                                            Weic he r t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                won the vault, while senior Tina            four touchdowns.
                                                                                                                                                                                           which cannot be cashed until it is                   Chabrier was first on the beam and in             DEVIL OF THE WEEK
                                                                                                                                                                                           matched, either by another donor or a                floor exercise.                                This week’s winner of a free sub
                                                                                                                                                                                           group of donors.                                                TENNIS UPDATE                    from Al the Owner at Westfield Subs
                                                                                                                                                                                              The Fund was set up to help defray                   To back up its win at counties, WHS      (261 South Avenue East) is Chris
                                                                                                                                                                                           the costs of hospital bills for Wil                  handed UCT runnerup Kent Place its          Sheehan. The talented senior – who
                                                                                                                                                                                           Kehler, the seriously ill 5-year-old                 first dual-meet loss on Monday. In          set a school single-season record last
                                                                                                                                                                                           grandson of the late Gary Kehler,                    both meetings, WHS won four of the          year with 30 catches – was limited to
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  Westfield’s Late Drive Stuns Farmers, 24-20
                                                                                               CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11

  “Tony has been doing really good.                                           one yard. The Blue Devils netted 116             Ricardo Johnson, the Farmers kicked
We had great communication today                                              yards rushing and Johnson accounted              off in the direction of Jhakyse Will-
on the field and our offensive line                                           for 51 of them.                                  iams. Big mistake! Williams caught
prevailed. We have a lot of passing                                             Nesmith completed 13 of 25 passes              the ball at the 10, weaved around
plays because we have a lot of good                                           for 197 yards and had a pair of one-             several Farmers and sprinted to pay
receivers. Even when Tony was scram-                                          yard TD runs. Running back Reginald              dirt to complete a 90-yard TD return.
bling, we still got good passes to                                            Swinney carried for 120 yards, in-               The point after failed.
everybody,” Gray said. “We’ve got                                             cluding a TD plunge of three yards,                 “We have been trying to get the ball
new plays each week we can keep                                               but the most dangerous weapon was                to Jhakyse all week. He’s not big but
throwing at different opponents.”                                             wide receiver Wesley Arthur, who                 he’s fast. You sneak him in and he will
  “We have so many playmakers that                                            had nine receptions for 163 yards.               do something special,” coach
we can sub people in. Pat Gray doesn’t                                          Willie Johnson also had a three-               DeSarno said.
even start at receiver but he can come                                        yard sack. Defensive tackle Brandon                 With 53 seconds left in the half,
out and catch passes. We have so                                              Dietz blocked a field goal attempt               DiIorio hit Gray for a 34-yard TD
                                                                                                                               play. A nifty two-point conversion
                                                                                                                               attempt was nullified. Early in the
                                                                                                                               third quarter, the Farmers returned a
                                                                                                                               kickoff to the Westfield 40 and took
                                                                                                                               nine plays to hit pay dirt when Nesmith
                                                                                                                               pushed through for one yard. The
                                                                                                                               Blue Devils answered to take an 18-
                                                                                                                               14 lead with a five-play, 65-yard play
                                                                                                                               that ended with Billups’ 42-yard TD
                                                                                                                               reception.
                                                                                                                                  The Farmers set up the exciting,
                                                                                                                               fourth-quarter climax with a 16-play,
                                                                                                                               94-yard drive when Nesmith slid into                                                                                                                           David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                                               the end zone with 4:11 remaining to              BREAKING TOWARD THE TIGER GOAL…Blue Devil striker Mike Forgash breaks toward the Tiger goal. Forgash
                                                                                                                               make the score 20-18.                            netted two goals in the 4-0 victory.
                                                                                                                                  “This was a pick’em game. They
                                                                                                                               ran the ball well on us. We didn’t play
                                                                                                                               our best game and we won the game.
                                                                                                                                                                                     MCMANUS, FORGASH FIRE IN TWO GOALS APIECE
                                                                                                                               Luckily, we got out of here with a win
                                                                                                                               and we can try to get better from it,”
                                                                                                                               DeSarno said.
                                                                                                                                  “Now we are coming into the hard-
                                                                                                                                                                                 Blue Devils Prepare for UCT;
                                                                                                                               est part of our schedule. We have
                                                                                                                               Irvington and Elizabeth. Today was a
                                                                                                                               test. Those teams are going to be even
                                                                                                                               better,” DiIorio said.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Blank Linden Soccer Boys, 4-0
                                                                                                                               Union                   0 7      7   6    20
                                                                                                                               Westfield               0 12     6   6    24                 By DAVID B. CORBIN                                plained. “Mostly all year our coaches                kicks. The Tigers managed to get off
                                                                                                                                                                                 Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times     have been saying that we come out a                  five shots but Blue Devil goalies Adam
                                                                                                                                                                                   Sitting in the catbird seat for the                        little slow. It was really important to              Fine and Dylan Simon stopped two
                                                                                                                                   Essex/Union Seeks                            upcoming seeding meeting for the                              come out, especially with the seeding                and three shots, respectively. Simon
                                                                     David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
OFF TO THE RACES…Blue Devil Jhakyse Williams returned a kickoff 90 yards                                                           Wrestling Officials                          Union County Tournament, the                                  meeting, to come out strong and put                  dove to his right to smother the most
for a touchdown against the Farmers.                                                                                                                                            Westfield High School boys soccer                             these guys away.”                                    dangerous Tiger shot.
                                                                                                                                   The Union/Essex Wrestling Of-                team allowed no chances for an upset                             “They did exactly what we told                       “Dylan is really improving. We have
many weapons that, with this offense                                          and added a 10-yard sack. Sheehan                 ficials Association is seeking new              by jumping on Linden immediately                              them to do coming out of the locker                  tremendous confidence in him to the
spread out, we know we can gain                                               and DeFazio batted down a few passes              members. For an application please              en route to a 4-0 rout at Gary Kehler                         room. We possessed the ball in the                   point that we have moved Adam Fine
yards on anybody,” DiIorio said.                                              but inside linebacker T.J. Mruz had a             contact Rich at (908) 241-4793.                 Stadium in Westfield on October 2. In                         midfield. We got it into the corner and              and let him play a little in the midfield
  “At the beginning of the season,                                            key fumble recovery at the Westfield                                                              a little more than six minutes, the 7-1                       Tommy hit that great header right                    and a little as striker,” said coach
they (Union) were in the top 20. I was                                        22, a pair of throws for losses and a              Soccer Raiders Blank                           Blue Devils had a 2-0 lead and by                             away off a great feed from Murphy,”                  Kapner, who added, “Two games in a
just zoned in. If that ball is coming to                                      crucial tackle on a kickoff in the fourth                                                         halftime the score was 4-0.                                   said Blue Devil Head Coach George                    row! Two games in a row! (Assistant)
me, it’s not going on the ground. I                                           quarter.                                            Kardinal Boys, 1-0                               Senior striker Tom McManus                                 Kapner.                                              Coach (Alex) Schmidt said to me the
needed to catch it,” Gray explained.                                             “We were giving up some big runs                Junior Michael Delsordi tapped in              roared into the box and got a fine pass                          With 18:18 on the clock, senior co-               other day, ‘When is the last time
  “He’s really come around. The                                               at the beginning of the game. We kept            a first-half goal to give the 7-4-1              from senior Kevin Murphy, who was                             captain Pat Tresnan skid a left-to-                  Westfield had the opportunity to play
game is getting slower for him out                                            pulling together as unit and we pre-             Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School                pinching in from the right side. From                         right feed to senior striker Mike                    all the guys on the team in consecutive
there. It’s just a matter of time. It was                                     vailed because we trust each other,”             boys soccer team a 1-0 shutout of the            there, McManus headed a shot past                             Forgash, who entangled the ball into                 games?’ This was something that was
going to happen. He’s a big time kid.                                         said Mruz. “These young guys are                 hosting Kearny Kardinals on Octo-                the goalkeeper with 36:04 on the                              the net. At 6:49 remaining in the half,              status quo in the early and mid 90s.
He is not afraid to make plays,” coach                                        great! Coming into this year, only               ber 6. Junior goalie Anthony Zukofsky            clock. At 33:45, McManus one-                                 Forgash broke free down the middle                   Over the last few years, we haven’t
DeSarno said of Gray.                                                         Willie and I were returning. These               made six saves for the Raiders.                  touched a throw-in from center                                and launched another shot into the                   been banging goals in and dominating
  DiIorio also completed a 42-yard                                            guys really stepped it up and we are                                                              midfielder Matt Isabella to make the                          net. By halftime, the Blue Devils had                games. The last couple of games we
TD pass to Jihaad Billups, who cut                                            forming an identity on defense.”                    Soccer Raiders Beat                           score 2-0.                                                    taken 11 shots on goal and had seven                 dominated and everybody got a chance
across the middle from the left side                                             Midway through the second quar-                                                                   “The first one was a good play by                          corner kicks, while the Tigers made                  to play a minimum of 20 minutes.
and slanted into the right corner of the                                      ter, the Farmers took advantage of a                 Monroe Boys, 2-1                             the outside midfielder (Murphy). He                           Westfield goalkeeper Mike Lessner a                  That’s great for the team and their
end zone. Tight end Craig Dyer had                                            bad snap on a punt attempt that came                Steve Bello and Michael Delsordi              took it up the field, had a nice cross                        spectator with no shots on goal.                     morale. Even better, the second team
two receptions for 28 yards, one a                                            to rest on the Westfield 10. Four plays          fired in second-half goals to give the           and I just timed it good. I got a good                           Different Blue Devil faces appeared               played wonderfully. They also pos-
great one-handed grab. Brett DeFazio                                          later, Swinney scored from three yards           Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School                break on it and put it in the near post.                      on the field in the second half but                  sessed the ball, moved it around and
had two receptions for 16 yards, Chris                                        out and the point after was good.                boys soccer team a 2-1 victory over              The second one was a throw-in from                            their dominance was similar. This                    made scoring opportunities.”
Sheehan had a 12-yard reception and                                           However, in an attempt to keep the               visiting Monroe on October 4. Shawn              Matt Isabella. I took a nice touch and                        time the Blue Devil reserves got off                 Linden                        0     0          0
Ricardo Johnson had one for minus                                             ball from getting into the hands of              Lawrence scored for Monroe.                      hit a nice shot, lefty,” McManus ex-                          nine shots on goal and had six corner                Westfield                     4     0          4




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                                                                                                                                                       Devil Net Girls Top
                                                                                                                                                        Kent Place, 4-1
                                                                                                                                                         Blue Devil freshman Marilyn
                                                                                                                                                       Kowalski won a thrilling three-set
                                                                                                                                                       match to take revenge on Amanda
                                                                                                                                                       Kusnierz, who had defeated her in
                                                                                                                                                       the Union County Tournament third
                                                                                                                                                       singles championship match, as the
                                                                                                                                                       8-1 Westfield High School girls
                                                                                                                                                       tennis team defeated Kent Place, 4-
                                                                                                                                                       1, in Westfield on October 6.
                                                                                                                                                       Kowalski lost the first set, 6-3, but
                                                                                                                                                       rebounded to win the next set, 7-6
                                                                                                                                                       (7-5), and the third set, 6-2.
                                                                                                                                                         Tara Criscuolo won in a tough
                                                                                                                                                       three-set match over Alexandra
                                                                                                                                                       Brierley at first singles, 2-6, 6-2, 6-
                                                                                                                                                       2. Deborah Wu defeated Genna
                                                                                                                                                       DeRose, 6-4, 6-1 at second singles.
                                                                                                                                                       At first doubles, Samantha Borr
                                                                                                                                                       and Morgan Murphy defeated Erin                                                              David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                                                                       McDonnell and Nellie Lindecloe,              DISPLAYING GOOD BALANCE…Raider Jessica Colineri practices a hand-
                                                                                                                                                       6-1, 6-2, but Blue Devils Melissa            stand on the beam as teammate Gina Pelosi looks on.
                                                                                                                                                       Morowski and Amanda Simmons
                                                                                                                                                       were stunned at second doubles by
                                                                                       Fred Lecomte for The Westfield Leader and The Times
SCORING THE SOLE TOUCHDOWN…Raider halfback Anthony Taylor, No. 2, carried 14 times for 73 yards and had
an eight-yard touchdown run against the Cardinals.
                                                                                                                                                       Alex Alpaugh and Courtney
                                                                                                                                                       Alpaugh, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.                          Blue Devil Gymnasts Capture
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Third Straight Cougar Crown
     Cardinals Click on Offense;                                                           Devil V’ballers Look                                                                                                                         CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11

                                                                                                                                                                                                    a fantastic all-around meet. We scored               Chabrier also took top honors in the
     Down Raider Gridders, 28-6
                              CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11
                                                                                          For Strong UC Tourney                                                                                     102.675, which is the highest score
                                                                                                                                                                                                    that we have had in the past four years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    My personal coaching record is 102.75,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         floor exercise with a 9.15.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cummings’ hard work on the vault
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         paid off as she broke the meet record
recovery on the 40-yard line. From          anything and lately that has been in-                      By FRED LECOMTE                                we’re focusing on the end results.            so we are hoping to crack that this                  with a 9.6, performing a front-front
there, Johnson mixed three plays and        consistent. We have to improve on              Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times   We’re improving every day. Our                year. We have health on our side. For                maneuver. She also took third on the
completed a 35-yard pass to a wide-         our open field tackling and our sec-             Victory came the easy way as the                         passes are improving, our service             the first year in a long time, we don’t              unevens, featuring her front tuck dis-
open Josue Reyes, who then slanted          ondary unit needs work as far as their        Elizabeth Minutemen girls’ volley-                          placement is improving and we’re              have any to report. This group of jun-               mount, with an 8.85 and tied team-
up field and outran his defenders.          assignments,” coach Ciccotelli said.          ball team decided to avoid the match-                       starting to play better as a team. We’re      iors I have, this is their third year                mate Kelly Bohlinger for fifth on the
Tyray Forte executed the two-point            Commenting on the poor passing              up with the Westfield High Blue Dev-                        covering positions better and cover-          competing and everybody is getting                   floor exercise with an 8.9. Bohlinger
conversion, putting the Cardinals on        game, he added, “It’s frustrating! You        ils on October 3.                                           ing the floor. We’re getting there,”          more sure of themselves,” she said                   also placed sixth in the vault at 9.1.
top, 8-0. Next, the Raiders offensive       have to be able to catch the ball first,         All was not lost, however, as Blue                       said coach Torok.                             prior to the Cougar Invitational.                    Kelsey Greenfield placed fourth on
unit sputtered to just five yards.          then run. I think sometimes maybe             Devil Head coach Beverly Torok and                             Speaking of the challenges that lie           Coach Cerchio did have a bit of a                 the unevens with an 8.6 and Bohlinger
   In the second quarter, the Cardi-        the receivers are thinking a little too       her junior varsity coach engaged in a                       ahead, including the upcoming Union           concern however. “It is very important               took sixth in the vault with a 9.1. Gina
nals, using a no-huddle offense sprung      much. As a whole, I think we need to          tough workout, while tuning up both                         County Tournament, she said, “Hon-            to stick your beam routine because                   Pelosi was the only Raider to place in
Knox, behind a flock of blockers,           come together as a team. Right now            their offensive and defensive skills in                     estly, I don’t know what is happening         one fall could be half a point. But we               the top six by placing third in the
took advantage of a cutback lane and        we’re playing as individuals and once         an inter-squad game.                                        in the county. I have been focusing on        have excelled the most this year in                  vault with a 9.4.
took off on a 40-yard TD. The two-          we do that better things will come.”             “It’s a new beginning for some of                        us, not looking at the standings. We          beam, which has actually become a                       Westfield will host the Union County
point conversion was good, upping           Plainfield            8 14   0   6   28       them. They are learning our system,                         will not know until we go to the              strong event for us. So, we are hoping               Tournament on Friday, October 17.
the lead to 16-0. Later in the quarter,     Sc. Pl.-Fanwood       0 0    6   0    6       so besides having a slow early start,                       seeding meeting.”                             to continue our success on the beam.”
the Cardinals extended the lead on a                                                                                                                     After an intense scrimmage, senior            When all the growling was done at
nine-play, 69-yard drive, capped by                                                                                                                   co-captain Jennifer Dilzell said, “This       the Cougar Invitational, Rodrigues
Johnson’s 18-yard TD pass to Rashon                                                                                                                   is a team that has come along way             came away with her third all-around
Roach. The PAT failed, however                                                                                                                        since we started in pre-season. Defi-         title with a total of 36.2. Last year,
Plainfield strolled to the sidelines with                                                                                                             nitely a rebuilding year for us but I         Rodrigues broke the meet record of
a 22-0 halftime lead.                                                                                                                                 believe we are going to do a lot of           36.875 set by Cranford’s Bridget
   In the third quarter, the Raiders did                                                                                                              great things as this season progresses.       Murphy in 2003 with a 36.925 total.
manage to put their offense into high                                                                                                                 As to our season’s progress, I believe           Johnson’s Brie Fernandi placed sec-
gear when Binkiewicz marched his                                                                                                                      our strongest offensive attack comes          ond with a total of 35.925 and Cougars
troops to the Cardinal 33-yard line.                                                                                                                  by our outside hitters, Katherine             Meg Walch and Jen Buontempo placed
From there, behind some good block-                                                                                                                   Payne and Jessica Thompson. So the            3-4 with respective totals of 35.5 and
ing and several fine runs by Taylor                                                                                                                   game plan is that we try to get the ball      35.35. Cummings, who took third last
and Green, the Raiders found pay dirt                                                                                                                 to where our strongest hitters are;           year with an all-around total of 35.475,
when Taylor dashed eight-yards into                                                                                                                   however, sometimes you get good               placed fifth with a 34.55 and Ellen
the end zone to cut the margin at 22-                                                                                                                 points just by tipping the ball over the      McDermott (Union Catholic) placed
6. The Cardinals capped the scoring                                                                                                                   net or executing trickier kills.”             sixth at 34.35.
in the fourth quarter with a three-yard                                                                                                                  Blue Devil senior co-captain Kim-             Using a double flyaway dismount,
run by Simms.                                                                                                                                         berly Townsend added, “Our defense            Rodrigues took top honors on the un-
   “Defensively, it starts with our line.                                                                                                             is big! Our best attack gets started          even bars. She also placed fourth in the
Without the blocking, we cannot do                                                                                                                    with a good pass and a good back row,         vault at 9.35 and second on the balance
                                                                                                                                                      and that’s what we’re striving for            beam with a 9.275 behind teammate
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                                            THIRTY GREAT YEARS…Joe Chemidlin, left, founder of the St. Bart’s                                         mostly. Watch out! The Blue Devils            Tina Chabrier, who tied the meet record              REACHING…Ellen McDermott of
                                            Oldtimers Men’s Softball League, receives a plaque from Commissioner Dom                                  always have been a source to reckon           with a 9.425, featuring a back tuck on               Union Catholic does a back handspring
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           Raider Ladies Knock Out
           East Side Volleyball Girls
            By FRED LECOMTE                                 Senior Jillian Coffey added 12 as-                Stack.
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times    sists, two service points, three blocks              In Game 2, the determined East
   Outdoing their early achievements,                       and two digs, while senior opposite               Siders pulled away from a 14-14 tie at
playing with intensity combined with                        hitter Kristin Betau finished with five           mid-game to win the game, 16-25.
determination allowed the Scotch                            service points, five aces, two blocks,               “I spoke with my team about the
Plains-Fanwood High School girls’                           14 digs and two kills. Junior outside             importance of needing to execute their
volleyball team to upset the visiting                       hitter Becky Brand zapped six kills,              confidence and believe in themselves
Newark East Side Red Raiders on                             provided 13 digs, two service points              that their talent is legitimate and that
October 3. No matter how talented                           and two blocks and senior Kim Shelus              they are a team that can beat solid
and well the 12-2 East Siders played,                       contributed 18 digs.                              teams,” said coach Stack.
the 6-4 Raiders demonstrated that                              “We came out fighting in the first                The message provided plenty of
execution comes out on top.                                 game. In our team goals for the sea-              sparks during the third and deciding
   As it turned out, the Raider won the                     son, we set out to beat East Side this            game with the Raiders showcasing
fierce battle, 25-15, 16-25, 25-19.                         year. I have a strong team that works             their talent consistently throughout
                                                                                                              to gain more of a rhythm and get their
                                                                                                              game back to jump out to a 23-19
                                                                                                              advantage.
                                                                                                                 “The game turned into a back-and-                                                                                                       Fred K. Lecomte for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                              forth battle but the girls never gave      DEFINITELEY SQUASHING A TIGER…Midfielder Robyn Knapp, No. 4 and forward Samantha Costello, No. 23, squish
                                                                                                              up. It was near the end with the game      a Tiger in an effort to control the ball. Costello ripped in two goals in the game.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Weichert
                                                                                                              up for grabs that Wenson hurled her-
                                                                                                                                                         Weichert
                                                                                                              self down on the court to dig up an
                                                                                                              East Side tip. That I believe really
                                                                                                              propelled us through that game. We
                                                                                                              won it, 25-19. What an awesome way
                                                                                                                                                            WF Soccer Blue Devils Cage
                                                                                                              to walk into the Bonfire after the
                                                                                                              game with a win against East Side.
                                                                                                              This team is remarkable. They shine
                                                                                                              when they allow themselves to dem-
                                                                                                                                                            Linden Lady Tigresses, 7-0
                                                                                                              onstrate their dedication to the game                  By FRED LECOMTE                                corner of the net. Hannah Kronick           better and not hang on it for so long.
                                                                                                              and to one another. Their communi-         Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    enjoyed receiving high-fives when           A lot of times we get caught up right
                                                                                                              cation was outstanding! I look for-           Sometimes it’s hard for a team to                       she booted the ball into the upper          outside of the 18, taking too many
                                                                                                              ward to seeing their level of play         come out all pumped up for battle                          right hand side of the cage off an          touches, so we tried to limit that and
                                                                                                              continue to improve throughout the         after knocking off every opponent.                         assist by Handza. Sophomore for-            it seemed to pay off. We had kids
                                                                                                              rest of the season,” said coach Stack.     The Westfield High School girls’ soc-                      ward Samantha Costello got into the         scoring some really nice goals today
                                                                                                                                                         cer team, however, turned its focus                        act and scored two goals six minutes        and hopefully we can carry that mo-
                                                                                                                 No. 14 Kearny Jolts                     and dazed the Linden Tigers with a                         apart, the last coming off an assist by     mentum into our next games,” coach
                                                     Fred K. Lecomte for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                                Lady Blue Devils, 1-0                    barrage of both soft and vicious shots                     Handza.                                     Wertheimer said. “This is a good game
SET TO BATTLE THE EAST SIDERS…Raider volleyball players, Nicole DeSando,                                                                                 and returned home with a 7-0, con-                            Goalkeepers Meghan Brody and             to work on our skills, work on our
No. 7, Jillian Coffey, No. 4, Kim Wenson, No. 11 and Becky Brand, No. 13 and their                              The No. 16 Westfield High School         quest on October 2.                                        Anna Ridings, and their cast of de-         finishing and a great opportunity to
teammates combined to send the girls from Newark back home with a loss.                                       girls soccer team launched nine shots         The Blue Devils, who successfully                       fenders silenced the Tigers through-        give everyone some quality time. We
                                                                                                              on goal but none hit the mark but No.      pummeled the Linden cage from ev-                          out the match.                              had some trouble against Cranford,
Senior outside hitter Nicole DeSando                        together at practice to prepare for               14 Kearny managed a goal from Anna         ery direction with 16 long-range shots,                       “We have a really great team chem-       scoring just once, while having pos-
led the Raiders with 14 service points,                     games. We executed our passes,                    Sanchez to pull out a 1-0 victory in       however netted just two goals in the                       istry, positive energy on and off the       session for much of the game, so this
14 digs, six aces and three kills. Se-                      serves, kills and digs consistently               Kearny on October 3. Meghan Brody          first half. Senior forward Tara Handza                     field, so that translates to the way we     is a good time to get some goals in.
nior middle hitter Laura Degnan pro-                        throughout the first game. The girls              made four saves for the Blue Devils.       penetrated the Linden defense and                          play together and communicate on            Hopefully, we can carry some of this
vided 11 service points, nine blocks,                       did their job and did it well, showing                                                       launched a shot that sizzled into the                      the field,” said senior co-captain/de-      momentum over.”
four kills and two digs. Junior middle                      the crowd exactly what they are ca-                  Lady Raiders Pluck                      upper right netting of the goal and                        fender Briana Goncalves.
hitter Kim Wenson sparkled with 11                          pable of accomplishing, and put the                                                                                                                                                                 Westfield                    2     5         7
                                                                                                                                                         sophomore Martina Landeka ripped                              “We tried to move the ball a little      Linden                       0     0         0
digs, notched five kills, six service                       first game away with a 25-15 finish,”               Soccer Kardinals, 2-1                    in the second Blue Devils goal at 15:07.
points, four aces and three blocks.                         said Raider Head Coach Adriene                       The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High             “We just were not finishing. We                                                                    ®
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                                                                                                              School girls soccer team elevated its      needed to make sure that we were not
         High School Girls                                    FH Blue Devils Slam                             record to 8-2 with a stunning, 2-1,        just taking quantity shots but quality
          Tennis Results:                                     Panthers, 4-1, in UCT                           overtime victory over No. 15 Kearny
                                                                                                              in Scotch Plains on October 6.
                                                                                                                                                         shots. If you’re not putting the ball on                                                 Kathleen Gwaldis
                                                                                                                                                         net, they are never going to go in. We
              OCTOBER 2:                                                                                         Senior Katie Cornacchia booted in       have to make sure we were finishing,                                                     • Top Lister Month of September
WESTFIELD (7-1) 5, UNION 0                                    The ninth-seeded Westfield High
                                                            School field hockey team slammed                  a goal near the end of regulation then     that our forwards were up by the goal                                                    • Union County Area Specialist
First singles: Tara Criscuolo d Laurinel
Gramatica, 6-0, 6-2                                         the eighth-seeded Roselle Park Pan-               ripped in the winning goal six min-        and crashing the net anytime they                                                        • Residential . . . Including Condos and Townhouses
Second singles: Deborah Wu d Jas-                           thers, 4-1, in the first round of the             utes into the overtime. Raychel Kruper     could. I was not concerned because it                                                    • Buying, Selling or Rental
mine Muniz-Cadorette, 6-0, 6-0                              Union County Tournament in Roselle                and Avika Shah were credited with          would come,” said Westfield Head
Third singles: Marilyn Kowalski d                                                                             assists and keeper Jackie Law made
Zabeeb Alvalom, 6-4, 6-2                                    Park on October 3. Julia Conroy net-                                                         Coach Katie Wertheimer.
First doubles: Samantha Borr/Morgan                         ted two goals, while Natalie Materek              four saves. Marie Silva scored for the        “Our focus to this game is passing                                                    If you are interested in a complementary
Murphy d Danielle Esmaya/Alyson                             (assist) and Katherine Frega scored               6-2 Kardinals.                             to feet on the ground, control and                                                       market analysis or just in knowing market
Tescoro, 6-0, 6-0                                                                                                                                        work on switching the ball so we may
Second doubles: Isabelle Weisman/                           one each. Hannah Purdy made four                  Kearny               0   1      0     1                                                                                             trends or prices, please contact me.
Kathrine McKinley d Clarina Kunnath/                        saves for the 2-5-1 Blue Devils.                  Sc. Pl.-Fanwood      0   1      1     2    move from one sideline to the other
Geri Kunnath, 6-1, 6-1                                                                                                                                   and get our crosses in,” said co-cap-
                                                              Oak Knoll Royals Top                              Soccer Raiders Blank                     tain Handza.
              OCTOBER 3:
                                                                                                                                                            As predicted, the Blue Devil as-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kathleen Gwaldis
SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD 5, M.X.
SHABAZZ 0                                                      FH Blue Devils, 2-0                                Monroe Girls, 3-0                      sault escalated into high gear as five
First singles: Alexsandra Szczuka d
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                                                              The No. 2 Oak Knoll Royals shut                   Tina Carmarda, Sarah Canfield and        shots rang out across the field, strik-
Monet Johnson, 6-0, 6-0
                                                            out the Westfield High School field               Katie Cornacchia each scored goals         ing their target. Early in the second
Second singles: Isabel Lopez d
                                                            hockey team, 2-0, in the quarterfinals            as the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High          half, Landeka attacked from the right,                                  Put her neighborhood knowledge and professional
KaDeicra Simmons, 6-2, 6-1
Third singles: Christina Reiman d                           of the Union County Tournament in                 School girls soccer team shut out          passed to senior midfielder Brittany                                    expertise to work for you.
Alyesha Lovett, 6-0, 6-0                                    Summit on October 4. Lindsey                      Monroe, 3-0, in Monroe on October          Cortinhal, who broke free and fired
First doubles: Eve Rosenbeck/Kate                                                                                                                                                                                                Invite Kathy in, and she’ll bring results!
Foley d Aaliyah Muhammad/Desiree                            O’Laughlin and Christina Benvenuti                4. Raychel Kruper, Avika Shah and          off a shot that curled into the goal at
Simons, 6-0, 6-1                                            scored for the Royals and Blue Devil              Sarah Vanbuskirk were credited with        47:01. Twelve minutes later, Handza
Second doubles: Kate Levitt/Alyssa                          goalie Hannah Purdy made 19 stops                 saves and Jackie Law made five saves       broke loose, charged up field and                                         Westfield Office / 908-654-7777
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                                                                                                                                                                Union County RFC Starts
                                                                                                                                                                 Women’s Rugby Team
                                                                                                                                                              The mission statement for the Union                                       The team is designed for women who
                                                                                                                                                           County Rugby Football Club                                                   are 18 or older with or without prior
                                                                                                                                                           (UCRFC) states that the club has the                                         rugby experience.
                                                                                                                                                           goal of “advancing the growth and                                               Currently, the team is practicing at
                                                                                                                                                           development of Rugby through edu-                                            Unami Park in Garwood on Monday
                                                                                                                                                           cation and participating in recognized                                       evenings from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In
                                                                                                                                                           National and International Traditions                                        its inaugural season, the UCRFC
                                                                                                                                                           of Rugby Football, adult, and youth                                          women will play several scrimmages
                                                                                                                                                           amateur athletics and sportsmanship.”                                        versus established women’s teams, col-
                                                                                                                                                              To that end, the club currently runs                                      lege teams, and the UCRFC U19 girls.
                                                                                                                                                           teams for Senior Men, U19 Boys,                                              After this first season, the team hopes to
                                                                                                                                                           U19 Girls and U15 Boys. In addition,                                         join the METNY RFU Women’s D2
                                                                                                                                                           a very successful summer program of                                          league.All interested players or coaches
                                                                                                                                                           flag rugby for boys and girls ages 6                                         should contact Kaitlin Shala at (973)
                                                                                                                                                           through 14 has been in place for seven                                       493-9295 or by e-mail at                                                                                               David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                                                                           years. Now the club is attempting to                                         kshala18@aol.com. In addition, infor-                                           Hyatt Hills Golf Teaching Pro Gary Ostrega
DIVISION CHAMPS…The Mt. St. Mary’s cross-country team won its division                                                                                     fill a void by starting the first ever                                       mation will be posted on the UCRFC
at the Shore Coaches Invitational on October 4. Pictured, left to right, are
Westfield residents Kathleen O’Neill and Patricia Whitehear, former Westfield
resident Allison Ard and Westfield resident Caroline Williams, along with Sarah
                                                                                                                                                           team for women in Union County.                                              website: mudturtlerugby.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Golf Pro Says ‘Winterize’
Glockenmier, Brynn Olsen and Coach Tom Cladek.

Devils, Raiders Get 11th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Game for Improvement
                                                                                   Mt. St. Mary Gets 1st
 At Shore Coaches XC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   By GARY OSTREGA                                                    It has been said “learn skiing in the
                                                                                   At Passaic Coaches XC                                                                                                                                                                                  Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times                     summer and golf in the winter”. Al-
   The Westfield High School and                                                     The Mt. St. Mary cross-country                                                                                                                                                                          The upside of Global Warming is                                           though those are real words of wis-
Scotch Plains-Fanwood cross-coun-                                                 team placed first in the Varsity C                                                                                                                                                                      that, here in Jersey, golf can be nearly                                     dom, learning our difficult game
try boys placed 11th in their respec-                                             Division at the Passaic Coaches                                                                                                                                                                         a year-round activity. Perhaps the best                                      should be an on-going and continu-
tive divisions at the Shore Coaches                                               Invitational on September 27.                                                                                                                                                                           time of year to play is now, in early                                        ous effort. The off-season is the best
Invitational on the 3.1-mile course at                                            Westfield resident Caroline Will-                                                                                                                                                                       fall. Golf courses can be more acces-                                        time to implement changes and ac-
Holmdel Park on October 4. The Mt.                                                iams led the team with a second-                                                                                                                                                                        sible and, in most cases, less expen-                                        quire additional information. Improv-
St. Mary girls won their division.                                                place finish in a time of 19:31 over                                                                                                                                                                    sive than in season rates. Weather                                           ing those areas of your game that
   The Blue Devil boys had a total of                                             the 3.1-mile course.                                                                                                                                                                                    permitting, most are open through                                            need the most help is the goal for your
302 in the A Division, which was won                                                 Sara Glockenmeir placed eighth.                                                                                                                                                                      the winter as well. Shore courses tend                                       spring jumpstart.
by Christian Brothers Academy with                                                Westfield residents Kathleen                                                                                                                                                                            to be void of snow more than this                                               P.G.A. (Posture, Grip, Aim) are the
49, and the Raiders totaled 285 in the                                            O’Neill finished 11th in a time of                                                                                                                                                                      area.                                                                        key fundamentals. A well-rehearsed
B Division, which was won by West                                                 20:56, Danielle Bonnesen finished                                                                                                                                                                          Being originally from Chicago and                                         and consistent pre-shot routine is the
Windsor-Plainsboro North with 43.                                                 15th and Patricia Whitehead placed                                                                                                                                                                      playing through the winter I can say                                         salt of these fundamentals. Once those
Raider Martin Sweeney finished 10th                                               20th. Brynn Olsen and Cassie Green                                                                                                                                                                      that the challenge of playing on fro-                                        are in place, understanding how to
with a time of 16:37. Westfield resi-                                             of Westfield rounded out the var-                                        PRESSURING THE QUARTERBACK…Westfield Pal B players Noah Penders,                                                               zen turf is a wonderful way to learn                                         affect the flight of the ball to influ-
dent Caroline Williams, who crossed                                               sity team.                                                               No. 50, and Chris Sweeney, No. 53, pressure the Belleville QB, forcing a bad pass,                                             the art of scoring. Getting out of the                                       ence curvature and trajectory should
fourth with a time of 19:59, led the Mt.                                                                                                                   which was intercepted by Eric Shor late in the fourth quarter.                                                                 house, enjoying the fresh air can be                                         be the goal. All of the above and much
St. Mary girls, who won the F Division
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                                                                                                                                                              The Westfield PAL B football team                                         a pass. Elliott nailed the receiver,              must and some golf stores sell the                                           tailers now offer deep discounts on
  E X P E R I E N C E , T R U S T, R E L I A B I L I T Y S E RV I C E                                                                                      blanked Belleville, 6-0, at Kehler Sta-                                      causing the ball to pop loose and                 wrap around version that provides a                                          end of season merchandise. Have an
                                                                                                                                                           dium on October 5.                                                           grabbed it for another interception.              cocoon-like environment. Dressing                                            authorized club maker review your
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                       532 Sherwood Parkway                                                                                                                to zero yards and forced a punt to open                                      pounded out yardage to get a first                clothing will make it more enjoyable.                                        at Hyatt Hills GC Tom Murphy can
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                                                                                                                                                           a Belleville pass. Dane Huber then                                           Hogge to Shor resulted in a 35-yard               hands are a must. Toe warmers and                                               Indoors can also lead to game im-
                                                                                                                                                           caught a 35-yard pass for a first down,                                      touchdown. Offensive linemen                      two pairs of socks for the feet. Sun-                                        provement as well. The Golf Channel
                                                                                                                                                           but Belleville held to end the first                                         Michael Hughes, Mulrooney, Elliott,               glasses plus a ski-hat on top of a                                           and the weekly, televised tour events
                                                                                                                                                           quarter. Westfield’s defense, with tack-                                     Jack Kessler, David Kane, Scaglione               billed hat can help with sun-glare.                                          can stir interest and provide fine vi-
                                                                                                                                                           les by Dylan Elliott, Joe Scaglione,                                         and Holden Ehrhart provided protec-               Don’t forget water, as winter is the                                         sual examples of the pre-shot routine
                                                                                                                                                           Michael Carlino, Noah Penders and                                            tion. The extra point attempt failed.             driest season and dehydration can                                            and the posed and completely bal-
                                                                                                                                                           Chris Callahan prevented Belleville                                             The final significant play of the              occur, a snack (granola bar or                                               anced follow through position. Tivo
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                                                                                                                                                              In the second half, Alex D’Amato                                          tion. Westfield then ran out the clock                                                                                         are a must. A weighted club with the
                                                                                                                                                           forced a fumble and recovered it.                                            to end the game. Westfield will host                SP-F Soccer Assn Sets                                                      contour and formed grip position
                                                                                                                                                           After Chip Mulrooney stopped a                                               Richmond Boro this Sunday, Octo-                   Penalty Kick Challenge                                                      swung indoors can build swing and
                                                                                                                                                           Belleville ball carrier, Bellville threw                                     ber 12, at 3 p.m. in Kehler Stadium.                                                                                           grip memory. Spackling skills may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Soc-                                             be required. Whiffle balls can supply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cer Association will christen its two                                        some sense of contact. With proper
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                                                                                                                                                                              Irene Katz Continues Leadership Role                                                                        new lighted fields by crowning in-                                           ceiling clearance, indoor nets can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dividual penalty kick and goal-                                              used.
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                                                                                                                                                                                   in Local Real Estate Market                                                                            keeper champions in each age divi-                                              The off-season is the appropriate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sion, U-9 to U-17 boys and girls in                                          time to create exercise habit. With
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a combined House, Inter-County                                               particular supervision and attention
                                                                                                                                                              Westfield N.J.: Despite media reports of a struggling real estate market,
                                                                                                                                                              Irene Katz continues to effectively match buyers and sellers to close
                                                                                                                                                                                           ff  l       h b          d ll          l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Travel competition.                                                      to stretching, range of motion, core
                                                                                                                                                              local real estate transactions.                                                                                               The preliminary elimination                                                strength, leg balance, forearm strength
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          round will be Saturday, October                                              and cardio work you can fight your
                                                                                                                                                              Katz, a resident of Scotch Plains, received numerous Coldwell Banker                                                        18, at VoTech field and the cham-                                            in-season fatigue. Yoga and Pilates
   WESTFIELD                                                                                                     $739,000                                     awards for her production in 2007, along with her NJAR® Circle of
                                                                                                                                                              Excellence designation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          pionship round will be on Satur-                                             are naturals for your game. Plan a
   This Dutch Colonial on quaint, tree-lined street features 4 bedrms,                                                                                                                                                                                                                    day, October 25, at Southside Field.                                         golf getaway. Ocean City, Maryland
                                                                                                                                                              As one of the Top 10 agents in our office, Irene has risen above the                                                         Registration is $10 for the first                                            and Myrtle Beach can provide rea-
   2.1 baths, cedar shake roof, HWflrs, NEW CAC, open front                                                                                                   challenges of selling a home and is on pace to exceed her exceptional                                  Irene Katz           child and $5 for each additional                                             sonably priced golf vacations for fam-
   bluestone porch, updated kitchen opening to fam. rm/den w/                                                                                                 production from last year. Her transactions range in price from 350,000                                 Sales Associate     one. Complete rules, schedules and                                           ily and friends. Florida is a two-hour
                                                                                                                                                              to well over 1,000,000, demonstrating her versatility and the strength                             Direct: (908) 301-2892
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       plane ride and as they say, “Be on the
   built-ins, new MBR bath w/Bizazza tiles and radiant flr. heating,                                                                                          of her marketing.                                                                                   Cell: (908) 419-6982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          registration information can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          found at the SPFSA’s website –                                               tee by noon!”
   fully finished bsmnt/rec.rm, newly landscaped w/outdoor lighting                                                                                                                                                                                              irenekatz@aol.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Well there you have it, a formula
                                                                                                                                                              “Today, more than ever, you need all the tools and skills available in order                                                scotchplainsfanwoodsoccer.com.
   and bluestone patio in back, private yard.                                                                                                                 to successfully bring an offer to closing” stated Irene. “With Coldwell                                                       All proceeds will be donated to                                            for success in getting through the
                                                                                                                                                              Banker I have whatever I need to get the job done” she added.                                                               Resolve Community Counseling                                                 winter season and hopefully shaving
                                       Jayne Bernstein                                                                                                        The Westfield Office of Coldwell Banker has been the number one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Center, a not-for-profit mental                                              off a few strokes. See you on the
                                             Sales Associate                                                                                                  Coldwell Banker Office in the New York Metropolitan area for two                                                             health facility located in Scotch                                            Links and watch more articles to fol-
                               NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award: 1997-2005                                                                               decades. “Our success can be directly attributed to the quality of the                                                      Plains serving the needs of our kids,                                        low in the early spring!
                                       Direct Line: (908) 301-2006                                                                                            Sales Associates we have” responded Michael Scott, the Office Manager.                                Westfield Office         our families and our schools. Re-                                               Gary Ostrega PGA, a Westfield resi-
                                       Cell Phone: (908) 403-9330                                                                                             “Irene is one of our very best agents and we are proud of her success”                             209 Central Avenue                                                                                    dent, is the Teaching Pro at the Hyatt
                                     E-mail: jaynebernstein@aol.com
                                                                                                          RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE                               he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          solve makes a quiet, but very sig-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Westfield, NJ 07090                                                                                    Hills Golf Complex in Clark. Lessons
     © 2008 Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation.                                                                                                              (908) 233-5555
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nificant difference in our commu-
                       An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned and Operated by NRT Incorporated.                                          ©2008 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark licensed to                            nity. Come out, have some fun and                                            can be made by appointment at (732)
                                                                                                                                                                 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 641 Radley Road, Westfield NJ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $699,900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Move right into this perfect Westfield Colonial with everything you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                are looking for - all updated for the way we live - new kitchen with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                granite counters, island & high-end stainless appliances, open to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the sun-filled family room with stunning stone hearth - large living
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                room with fireplace & formal dining room - first floor den / office &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                back door mud room - 2 1/2 updated baths - 3 large bedrooms plus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                easy potential for a fourth - stone patio & large, private 73 x 175
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                property - great neighborhood. WSF0781
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Maryalice Ryan, ABR, SRES, ASP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sales Associate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WESTFIELD OFFICE                               209 CENTRAL AVENUE                                     908-233-5555
A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION                                       The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains – Fanwood TIMES                                                                                   Thursday, October 9, 2008                                                                           Page 17

SUPERFANTASTIC YARD SALE                                           PIANO                                                                                                                                      HOMES FOR SALE

                                                                                                             CLASSIFIEDS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             HOUSE FOR SALE !
     Sat., 10/11 & Sun., 10/12                              Free Piano!!!!!                                                                                                                          FANWOOD. Beautiful Colonial
9 am to 4 pm 19 Cook St., Clark                           Free upright piano,                                                                                                                        offers 8 rms & incls. 3 BRs, 2 full
 - off Valley Rd. Tons of Holiday                             you move it.                                                                                                                           baths, Formal Din. Rm, Eat-In
items, electronics, games, toys,                                                                                                                                                                     Kit., Liv. Rm. w/wood-burning fplc,
  furniture, household items and                          Call (908) 654-6909                              MAKE MONEY FROM HOME                                  HELP WANTED                         CAC, close to LaGrande Pk,
more...Something for everyone!                                                                                                                       “Something special is happening                 downtown & great schools.
                                                       2003 HONDA CIVIC $5900                              Great Income Potential.
        All proceeds benefit                                                                                                                         here.” Grow with Prudential NJ                  $519,000.
        All Star Pet Rescue.                      Original owner. 88K miles.                           Set your own days & hours.                    Properties! Hiring new/experi-
                                                  Manual transmission, doors,                          Arbonne is a Health and                                                                       SCOTCH PLAINS. Spacious Split
   www.allstar.petfinder.com                                                                                                                         enced agents! Excellent training.               with 8 rms. Incls. 4 BRs, 2.5 baths,
                                                  windows, AC, AM/FM Radio.                            Wellness Company looking for                      (908) 232-5664 (Margie)
   MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE
                                                  Perfect first or commuter car.                       new consultants. Arbonne offers                                                               deep lot, Formal Liv. Rm. & Din.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rm., beaut. hardwood flrs, updtd.                                                261 Scotch Plains Ave
       Sat 10/11, 9 - 2 pm                             Call (646) 361-1112                             an exceptional opportunity to                       LEGAL PROFESSIONALS                                                                                                                Westfield
  237 Orchard St., Westfield                                                                           earn a highly lucrative income,                                                               Eat-In Kit., great loc., close to
                                                                                                                                                      AV-rated Westfield Elder Law and               schools & NYC bus. $499,000.                                                 Warm Colonial 3 beds 1.5 baths
Household items, chairs, poker                            99 JEEP CHEROKEE                             while enjoying the benefits of                 Estate Planning firm seeks full or                                                                                          located in great neighborhood.
table, horse collectibles, books,                                                                      running a home based business.                 part-time Associate and Paralegal.                     BURGDORFF ERA                                                        Updated 1925 home with
                                                           107k highway mi.                            If you are interested in hearing
DVDs, CDs, golf clubs, cosmetic                             Well maintained                                                                           A minimum of 2 years experience                       Realtors - Westfield                                                  original Oak moldings and hard
jewelry, and much more.                                                                                about the Arbonne opportunity,                 is required. Please send resume,                          (908) 233-0065                                                    wood floors throughout.
                                                          $3,000 or best offer                                    Please call
        CHILDCARE NEEDED                                    (908) 789-0002                                                                            wilth salary requirements, to:                    OFFICE SPACE TO SHARE                                                                Frank Luisi
                                                                                                           Area Manager, Danielle                     Law Office of Donald Vanarelli
     Nannies - Housekeepers                                                                                (732) 213-4710 or email                                                                                                                                                        RE/MAX Best !
                                                     HOMEWORK, LET ME HELP                                                                                    242 St. Paul Street                    Sensational office. Sunny, Private,                                                    Open House
       BabyNurses Needed                                                                               danielle.marino@hotmail.com                           Westfield, NJ 07090                     2nd fl office in downtown
   Live-in / -out - Full/Part-time                     READING & WRITING                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday 10/12/2008
                                                                                                                                                                    email to                         Westfield. All utilities, copier, fax,                                                   1-4:00pm
   Solid References Required.                          support for students in                        POTTERY BARN BEDS / ARMOIR                        gmorrissey@dvanarelli.com                    internet & conf. room to share
      CALL (732) 972-4090                          grade 1-3 by qualified teacher.                                                                                                                                                                                                         (908) 705-1584
                                                                                                       Two antique white pottery barn                      or fax to (908) 232-7214.                 included. One block from NYC
  www.absolutebestcare.com                           Please call (908) 723-3539                                                                                                                      transit. $550/mo. (908) 967-4961
                                                                                                          twin beds, $250 each.                                                                                                                                                    5 BR CRAFTSMAN COLONIAL
                                                                                                        One matching armoir, $225.                       FREELANCERS WANTED                             OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT                                                  Berkeley Heights: Better than new!
                                                                                                        Please call (908) 233-4940
             DWC Promotes High                                                                                 LANGUAGE TUTOR
                                                                                                                                                        Strong, detail-oriented writers
                                                                                                                                                        with professional demeanor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Westfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Elm St. Professional Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               3 full baths beautiful wood &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               plaster moldings. Finished
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               basement w/new kitchen and bath.
                                                                                                                                                        needed to cover local                          1085 Sq. Ft. 2nd Fl, Parking,
             Fashion in Westfield                                                                          Native French Speaker
                                                                                                      10+ years teaching French,
                                                                                                      German & Spanish. Westfield &
                                                                                                                                                        government meetings. Must
                                                                                                                                                        be able to meet deadlines,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Available December 1, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                          $2,695.00 per month
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               3 car detached garage on a level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               fenced in .47 acres. Come see
                                                                                                                                                        know how to write a lead, and                        (201) 891-1130                                                    Sun Oct 12th 1-5pm. 789k.
   WESTFIELD – Working in part-                   and Vicki’s Diner.                                  surrounding areas. All levels.                    take an active interest in their                                                                                       Contact Melissa Morehouse with
nership with the Downtown Westfield                  Arthur Lloyd, III of Union allowed               Pre-k through high school & adults.               beats in order to develop news                   APARTMENT FOR RENT                                                    C-21 Moretti (908) 489-1329
Corporation (DWC), Nadine Raphael,                his antique car to be used as one of the            Focus on grammar, conversation,                   stories.     Please      email
fashion photographer in the landmark              props, and dog owners Lois Meyer                    travel & test preparation.                                                                     Westfield, Northside. Attractive                                                          HOUSE CLEANING
                                                                                                                                                        resume and clips to:                         2BR duplex near town & transp.
Arcanum Hall building in downtown                 and Lydia Babitt allowed their dogs                          (908) 821-6049                                                                                                                                                  Honest English speaking Polish
Westfield, recently completed photo               to be in the photo shoots.                            cbl.worldlang@gmail.com                         editor@goleader.com                          CAC, W/D, DW, HWFlrs, Garage.
shoots of fashion models for use in                  Laura Pietruski, a DWC summer                                                                                                                   $1800/mo. + utils. No Fee.                                                lady with 5 years experience will
upcoming image advertising cam-                   employee, assisted Ms. Raphael and                                                                                                                         (908) 568-1217                                                    clean your house. (646) 287-3937.
paigns for the DWC.                               staff with the photo shoots. Kevin                                                                                                                    MONICA CLEANING LADY                                                        NEIDE HOUSE CLEANING
   These campaigns are used year-                 Sipe provided videography for use in
round in promoting downtown                       TV36 segments and possible televi-                                                                                                                 Polish girl looking for more houses                                          If you don’t have time to clean,
Westfield as a shopping destination.              sion commercials.                                                                                                                                  to clean. Own transportation,                                                        I will do it for you!
   Ms. Raphael provided more than                    According to Sherry Cronin, DWC                                                                                                                 excellent references, 8 years                                                   Reliable, reasonable rates.
2,500 photos with models Oksana                   executive director, “Nadine Raphael                                                                                                                experience. Good prices. Free                                                Good references. 5 years exp.
Stemborowski and sister, Ksenia                   has been such a great partner to the                                                                                                               estimate. Call (908) 494-2347                                                   Call me! (973) 583-8997 or
Vasilieva. The fashion shots were                 DWC. She has graciously provided                                                                                                                                                                                                     (973) 878-2181 Neide
                                                                                                                                                                                                             HOUSE CLEANING
taken around downtown and adjacent                her time and talent since we first                                                                                                                                                                                                               PUBLIC NOTICE
areas during the last week of August.             became a Main Street community in                                                                                                                    Polish woman looking for
   Ms. Raphael managed the entire                 the early days of our downtown revi-                                                                                                                      houses to clean.                                                               BOROUGH OF FANWOOD
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Good Experience & References                                                            PLANNING BOARD
project and was responsible for the               talization.
clothing and accessories selections.                 “We are thrilled that she has been                                                                                                                     (908) 687-9604                                                         Notice is hereby given that the PLAN-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            (908) 494-7218                                                      NING BOARD OF THE BOROUGH OF
Anthony Sepe of Anthony Michael                   helping us in the last year to upscale                                                                                                                                                                                        FANWOOD, after public hearing on June
Salon provided hair styling. Renee,               our image advertising campaigns.”                                                                                                                        CHILDCARE NEEDED                                                     25, 2008, granted approval for a bulk vari-
Johana, and Stacy of Bluemercury                     Beth Brenner, DWC assistant ex-                                                                                                                                                                                            ance for property owned by David Chango
Westfield provided makeup.                        ecutive director and graphic artist,                                                                                                               Looking for childcare in my                                                at 169 Coriell Ave., Fanwood, New Jer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Westfield home for two children                                            sey, being Block 104 and Lot 5.
   The following Westfield businesses             added, “There are so many great                                                                                                                                                                                                  Documents pertaining to this applica-
provided the fashions and accesso-                places to shop for the latest fashions              NO PLACE LIKE HOME…Liam’s Room, a charity founded by the McNamara                              ages 3 and 5. Must have drivers                                            tion are available for public inspection at
ries: Anais Boutique, Anthology, Bit-             in downtown Westfield. These pho-                   family of Westfield in memory of their infant son, recently held a fundraiser at               lic. looking for one day a week                                            Borough Hall during normal business
tersweet Designs, Funk and Standard,              tos allow us to continue our focus on               Blue Tulip. A portion of all sales went to Liam’s Room, and local merchants                    from approx. 8am to 5:30pm.                                                hours.
                                                                                                      generously donated food and beverages for the occasion. Liam’s Room aims to                    references and background check                                                                    Mr. David Chango
Lord & Taylor, Melinda Lane,                      fashion and to create even more so-                 assist families with children suffering from terminal illnesses and chronic condi-                                                                                                               169 Coriell Avenue
Menina, Nirvana, Perla, Roman Bou-                phisticated image campaigns.”                       tions by providing support during diagnosis, treatment, cure or bereavement and                required. A Nanny share welcome.                                                        Fanwood, New Jersey 07023
tique and Tailoring, and Sole.                                                                        warm, home-like surroundings during hospital stays. Pictured are Teresa Culkin,                Please call: (908) 397-5308.                                               1 T - 10/9/08, The Times       Fee: $15.81
   Venues included: 16 Prospect                              PUBLIC NOTICE                            Blue Tulip’s community relations representative, left, and Lisa McNamara, co-
Wine Bar and Bistro, Acquaviva delle                      TOWN OF WESTFIELD
                                                                                                      founder of Liam’s Room. For more information, go to liamsroom.org.
fonti, Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery,                            PLANNING BOARD
Coach, Cool Vines, Feast Catering                                                                               PUBLIC NOTICE                                  PUBLIC NOTICE
                                                     PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Octo-
and Café, Mojave Grille, Nadine                   ber 20, 2008, in the Council Chambers at
                                                                                                                     NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Raphael Studios, Papyrus, Rockn’                                                                            DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT, BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
                                                  the Town of Westfield Municipal Building,
                                                                                                                          1035 PARKWAY AVENUE, PO BOX 605
Joe Coffeehouse + Bistro, Theresa’s               425 East Broad Street, Westfield, New
                                                                                                                             TRENTON, NEW JERSEY 08625
                                                  Jersey, the Planning Board will hold a


See it all on the web in color . . .
                                                  hearing on the application of Douglas                 Notice is hereby given that bid proposals will be received via the Internet until 10:00:59
                                                  Friedrich and Robert K. Brown, Successor            A.M. on 10/21/08, downloaded, and publicly opened and read, from Bidders classified
                                                  Co-Trustees Under Trust Indenture Dated             under N.J.S.A. 27:7-35.1 et seq.; in the CONFERENCE ROOM-A, 1st Floor F & A

                 www.goleader.com                 March 1, 1982, at which time and place all
                                                  interested parties will be given an opportu-
                                                  nity to be heard. Said hearing will take
                                                                                                      Building, New Jersey Department of Transportation, 1035 Parkway Avenue, Trenton,
                                                                                                      New Jersey 08625; for:
                                                                                                        Maintenance Drainage Restoration Contract, North - 2009; Various locations
            PUBLIC NOTICE                         place at 7:30 P.M.
                                                                                                       including North of Route 57, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex,
                                                     The property in question is known as
  TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS                                                                                       Union and Warren Counties; 100% State; DP No: 08469
                                                  600 South Avenue West, Lot 18 in Block
 ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT                       2510 on the Tax Maps of the Town of                   Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975, C.127 N.J.A.C.
  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at the             Westfield. The applicant seeks final major          17:27. Pursuant to P.L. 2005, C. 51 the awarded bidder must provide a completed
meeting of the Zoning Board of Adjust-            site plan approval with a variance from the         Contractor Certification and Disclosure of Political Contribution Form(s) within
ment of the Township of Scotch Plains             parking requirements of the Town Zoning             fourteen (14) days from the award date. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:32-44, all bidders must
held on October 2, 2008, the following            Ordinance, as the site plan provides for            be registered with the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue,
decisions of the Board were memorial-             267 parking spaces, where 332 parking               Business Registration, as of the date of bids. The awarded bidder must provide proof of
ized.                                             spaces are required. The applicant shall            valid business registration within fourteen (14) days from the award date. Pursuant to the
                                                  seek such other approvals, by way of                “Public Works Contractor Registration Act”, N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq. (P.L. 2003, c.
  Approved, Andrew Shaaf, 2108                    amended site plan, variance, waiver or              91), all bidders must be registered with the New Jersey Department of Labor, Division of
Algonquin Drive, Block 8504, Lot 14 for a         exception as may be deemed necessary                Wage and Hour Compliance, at the time of bid. The awarded bidder must provide proof
Variance to renovate and extend an exist-         by the Planning Board in connection with            of PWCR within fourteen (14) days from the award date.
ing bathroom into the existing attached           the subject application.                              The Department, in accordance with Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252
garage.                                              A copy of the subject application, and all       U.S.C., 49 C.F.R., Parts 21 and 23 issued pursuant to such Act, and Section 504 of the
                                                  supporting documents and plans, is on file          Rehabilitation Act of 1973 will afford minority business enterprises full opportunity to           Westfield . . . Wonderful flat ranch on over a half acre lot,
  Approved, Carl Orr, 1086 Raritan Road,
Block 14501, Lot 18, for a Variance to            with the Planning Board, and may be in-             submit bids in response to this invitation and will not discriminate against any bidder on         professionally landscaped. Four bedrooms and two and a half
                                                  spected by all interested parties during            the grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, or handicap in the project award.
construct a 6 feet high fence in the front
                                                  business hours in the office of the Plan-             Plans, specifications, and bidding information for the proposed work are available at            baths. Family room and living room both have gas fireplaces.
yard area.
                                                  ning Board located in the Engineering               Bid Express website www.bidx.com. You must subscribe to use this service. To                       First floor laundry and large eat-in kitchen with adjacent fam-
  Approved, Eula Andrews, 441 Hunter              Department, 959 North Avenue West,                  subscribe follow the instructions on the website. Fees apply to downloading documents
Avenue, Block 00503, Lot 22, for a Tem-           Westfield, New Jersey prior to the sched-           and plans and bidding access. The fee schedule is available on the web site. All fees are          ily room. Master bedroom suite with private dressing area
porary Operating Permit to allow the appli-       uled hearing on October 20, 2008.                   directly payable to Bid Express. Plans, specifications, and bidding information may be             and bath. Two zone heating and central air conditioning. Lo-
cant to board veterans in her home.                       EPSTEIN, BROWN & GIOIA, LLC                 inspected (BUT NOT OBTAINED) by contracting organizations at our Design Field
                                                        Attorneys for Douglas Friedrich and           Offices at the following locations:                                                                cated on a quiet cul-de-sac. $875,000. WSF0749
  Approved, Roger Daudelin, 2334 Lyde
Place, Block 3602, Lot 12, for Variances to                     Robert K. Brown, Successor                200 Stierli Court        Route 79 and Daniels Way 1 Executive Campus Rt 70W
construct a new garage.                                  Co-Trustees Under Trust Indenture                Mt. Arlington, NJ        Freehold, NJ                    Cherry Hill, NJ
                                                                       Dated: March 1, 1982               973-770-5141             732-308-4025                   856-486-6624
  Approved, Westfield Hall, Inc., 2265            1 T - 10/9/08, The Leader       Fee: $36.21         3 T - 10/2/08, 10/9/08 and 10/16/08, The Leader                              Fee: $205.02                                          SONIA KASSINGER
South Avenue, Block 8201, Lot 14, for an                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sales Associate
amendment to their site plan to permit the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DIRECT: 908-301-2039
installation of a metal picket fence in lieu of
the previously approved board on board
fence.
  Denied without prejudice, Robert
                                                                                JERRY ROBINSON                                                                                                                                               CELL: 908-917-3617
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            skassinger@comcast.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ©2008 Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Corporation.



                                                                                     moves to Burgdorff ERA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned and Operated by NRT, Incorporated.
Margotes, 430 Warren Street, Block 4103,
Lot 19, for a Temporary Operating Permit
to operate a car service business on said
                                                                                                                                                                                                          WESTFIELD OFFICE                             209 CENTRAL AVENUE                                     908-233-5555
premises.
                           Barbara Horev
    Secretary to the Board of Adjustment
1 T - 10/9/08, The Times     Fee: $34.68                                                                                                                                                                  Open Sunday, 1-4pm
            PUBLIC NOTICE
         TOWN OF WESTFIELD
                                                                                                               I’m happy to announce to all my clients, colleagues and                                  115 Wells Street                                                                              Westfield
          COUNTY OF UNION                                                                                      friends that I’ve joined the Westfield Office.
   TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Resolu-
tion 2008-270 adopted by the Town Coun-
                                                                                                               As a resident of Westfield since 1984, I’m well-connected
cil of Westfield, New Jersey on September                                                                      to the community, with many personal and professional
9, 2008 that the undersigned will expose
for sale at Public Auction in accordance                                                                       contacts as well as firsthand information about the
with 39:10A-1, at the time and location                                                                        surrounding areas. I am experienced in all aspects of
specified below, the following motor ve-
hicles which came into possession of the                                                                       residential and commercial real estate.
Westfield Police Department through aban-
donment or failure of owners to claim                                                                          Before joining Burgdorff ERA, I had a successful career
same.
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  Burton E. Michaels, Jr., 68, Executive;                                                                                                                                             Candidate Russitano Discusses
  Active In Special Olympics New Jersey
  Burton E. Michaels, Jr., 68, of              He also was named the “Volunteer
                                                                                            – Obituaries –                                                                            Union County Freeholder Issues
                                                                                                                                                                                 My name is John Russitano and I am             Jersey more efficiently.
Scotch Plains, formerly of Westfield,       of the Year” in 1990 for the Associa-
died on Sunday, October 5, at the           tion for Retarded Citizens for the State        Robert J. Muselli, 33, Was Employed                                               running for Union County Freeholder for
                                                                                                                                                                              the second year in a row. My message to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I will fight for people that overpay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                taxes and do not receive their fair share of
Center For Hope Hospice surrounded          of New Jersey. Burt had been presi-                                                                                               everyone is still as clear as it was last year.   services, as well as families that have to
by his loving wife of 37 years, Nancy       dent of the Union County ARC and                With County Parks and Recreation                                                     Consider the present situation: a 5.5          work two or three jobs just to make ends
(Cavanaugh), and his adoring daugh-         also held various positions at the state                                                                                          percent tax increase in Union County,             meet. I will properly represent the people
                                                                                           Robert J. Muselli, 33, of Westfield,   Brianna G., Joseph D. and Jenna G.;         escalating gas prices and the cost of living      and towns that receive a great deal of
ters, Patricia of Scotch Plains and         level and was instrumental in organiz-      formerly of Fanwood, died on              his father, Michael J. Muselli; a sis-      increasing rapidly. I am an average guy, a        financial support from the county taxes.
Christine of North Plainfield. Burt         ing state conventions.                      Wednesday, October 1, at University       ter, Amy G. Robinson, and a brother,        working class person. I feel the need to          We need to make sure the money is used
fought a very courageous and val-              An active coach and chaperone for        Hospital in Newark.                       Michael T. Muselli.                         run for office so I can try to make a             properly.
iant battle for 22 months against           Special Olympics New Jersey, he                Born in Plainfield, he lived most of      His mother, Gail Muselli, prede-         change. There has been a pattern of bad              Sadly, in our country, counties and
Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of         loved being out on the ski slopes with      his life in Fanwood before settling in    ceased him in 1990.                         decisions and mismanagement by the very           towns, there is a problem morally, re-
brain cancer.                               his team from Bergen County – he            Westfield.                                   The funeral was held on Saturday,        people that were elected.                         spectfully and financially partially be-
  Born July 20, 1940 in Jamaica,            felt honored to be a part of their lives.      Mr. Muselli was a 1993 graduate of     October 4, at the Rossi Funeral Home           People like me trusted and depended            cause of our politicians’ bad judgment
N.Y., he was the son of the late Burton        Also surviving are his sister, Bar-                                                in Scotch Plains. A Mass followed at        on people with a heart to run our towns,          who are not looking after the better inter-
                                                                                        Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School                                                     counties and country. Sadly, we, as tax-          ests of the people’s tax money and well
E. Michaels, Sr. and Lucy (Whiting)         bara Michaels of Jamaica, N.Y.; his         and a 1999 graduate of Kean Univer-       the Immaculate Heart of Mary Ro-            payers, have been let down. Now I want            being. If they did, the world, the county,
Michaels.                                   three daughters from his previous           sity in Union with a degree in adult      man Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.       to step up, with my two running mates, to         and your town wouldn’t be in the position
  He was a 1962 graduate of Syra-           marriage, Kim, Lori and Kelly, and          fitness.                                  Interment took place at St. Mary’s          make a change. Most people don’t even             they’re in.
cuse University, where he was a mem-        four grandchildren.                            He was employed by Union County        Stony Hill Cemetery in Watchung.            realize what a Freeholder is or what they            I’m John Russitano and I am running
ber of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.             The funeral service will be held at      in the Department of Parks and Rec-          Contributions may be made to a           do or represent.                                  for Union County Freeholder. I believe
  Burt was senior vice president at         11 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, October           reation. Previously, he had been a        foundation for Mr. Muselli’s children          I’m angered by the fact that many towns        we can do better as a community on all
Statistical Research, Inc. of Westfield     10, at the First Congregational Church      sales representative for B.B.J. Inc.      and may be addressed to Melissa             pay 15 to 20 cents out of every tax dollar        levels. I’m asking for a chance to prove
(now known as Knowledge Net-                of Westfield. Visitation will take place    Mr. Muselli also was a personal trainer   Muselli, in care of Rossi Funeral           collected to run their town, and the county       myself. I’m asking for Republicans,
works/SRI) from 1969 until June             from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday,                                                     Home, 1937 Westfield Avenue, Scotch         wants that much, if not more, to run the          Democrats and Independents to vote not
                                                                                        at The Club in Woodbridge.                                                            county. This seems excessive and there            by party, but for me who wants to repre-
2008. He worked in the Yellow Pages         October 9, at the Dooley Colonial              Surviving are his wife, Melissa J.     Plains, N.J. 07076.                         are little services that we receive (or none      sent all people equally. My mission is to
Industry, where he was well re-             Home, 556 Westfield Avenue in               (née Alicandri) Muselli; his children,                  October 9, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                              at all) for our county tax.                       make our lives as best as it can be in this
spected and known as “the guru of           Westfield.                                                                                                                           The Freeholders of this county need to         county.
the Yellow Pages.”                             In lieu of flowers, donations may be                                                                                           be more vocal and visible. Freeholders               I’m asking you to vote for me, John
  In April 2007 he was awarded the
Stuart Stanze Award from the Yellow
                                            sent to: Special Olympics New Jersey,
                                            3 Princess Road, Lawrenceville, N.J.          CROP Walk on October 19                                                             should have goals to manage the taxpay-
                                                                                                                                                                              ers’ money better, as well as be a liaison
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Russitano, and for my running mates,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mike Yakubov and Joe Franchino. Thank
Pages Association – the only supplier       08648 or to the Brain Tumor Center,                                                                                               between the local towns and the state on          you.
ever to receive this honor.
     Evelyn Moran, 86
                                            Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer
                                            Center, Box 71, c/o Desert Horse-             To Raise Funds For Hunger                                                           important issues like funding for the
                                                                                                                                                                              school systems, state aid and giving the
                                                                                                                                                                              state realistic ideas on how to run New
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Candidate John Russitano
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Westfield
                                            Grant, 1275 York Avenue, New York,            FANWOOD – The 2008 Fanwood-             ter-faith and multi-cultural events
   Evelyn Moran, 86, widow of former        N.Y. 10065.                                 Scotch Plains CROP Walk will take         that offer participants of all ages an
Westfield Police Chief James Moran,
died on Monday, September 22, in
                                                          October 9, 2008
                                                                                        place on Sunday, October 19. All
                                                                                        walkers will gather at 1:30 p.m. at the
                                                                                                                                  opportunity to fight hunger on a glo-
                                                                                                                                  bal scale.
                                                                                                                                                                                          More Community News
Littleton, Colo.                            Cecily Albert Cossio, 48                    Fanwood Presbyterian Church, lo-            Multiple houses of worship and
   Born in Jersey City, she and her            Cecily Albert Cossio, 48, died on
husband moved to Westfield in 1951
when he joined the Westfield Police
                                            Wednesday, October 1.
                                               Born in New York, she resided in
                                                                                        cated at Martine and LaGrande Av-
                                                                                        enues, with the walk to begin at 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  other organizations will participate
                                                                                                                                  in the walk, and one, the Scotch             Presbyterian Church to Be
                                                                                           CROP Walks are ecumenical, in-         Plains Baptist Church, will take part
Department. She relocated to                Westfield for many years before mov-
Littleton in 1997.
   Mrs. Moran was a homemaker and
                                            ing to Lorton, Va. 16 years ago.
                                               She graduated from Westfield High         Hale Series to Debut
                                                                                                                                  by having individuals rock in rock-
                                                                                                                                  ing chairs. “Many of our members             Group Life Conference Host
                                                                                                                                  want to be part of this event, but are         WESTFIELD – The Presbyterian                   ing or joining a small group, or just
had been a member of the Holy Trinity       School in 1977 and later graduated          With Olmsted Program                      unable to walk,” said Jim Grover,           Church in Westfield will be a regional            wonders what small groups are all
Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.         from George Washington University.                                                    who has rounded up rocking chairs
                                                                                           WESTFIELD – The Friends of the                                                     host for Group Life Conference 2008,              about.
   Her husband predeceased her in 1996.        Her father, Mitchell A. Albert, prede-   Westfield Memorial Library have           for a rock-a-thon. “Others are in-
   Surviving are two daughters, Jan         ceased her.                                                                                                                       a national conference now in its 10th                Associate Pastor Michael Samson
                                                                                        announced that the first program of       vited to join them.”                        year on community-based group life                will be on-site host for this event. For
Corless of Atlantic Beach, Fla. and            Surviving are her mother, Glenda                                                     The route of the CROP Walk is
                                                                                        the Anne Hale Speaker Series will                                                     and small groups. It will be simulcast            access to this nationwide live simul-
Joan Craig of Littleton; seven grand-       Albert; her children, Darya and her         be “The Olmsted Historic Legacy in        approximately four miles, starting
children and 13 great-grandchildren.        father, Ali Beheshtin, John and Julia                                                                                             live from the Willow Creek Commu-                 cast event, tickets must be purchased
                                                                                        New Jersey” on Wednesday, October         and ending at the Fanwood Presby-           nity Church in Chicago, Ill.                      in advance at a cost of $59, and are
   Funeral services were held on            and their father, Dalton Cossio; three                                                terian Church. All are invited to
                                                                                        15, at 7 p.m. It will take place in the                                                  This community-wide event will                 available in the church office.
Wednesday, September 24, at                 brothers, Hugh, Craig and John, and         library’s Program Room.                   join in this effort to raise awareness
Drinkwine Mortuary in Littleton. In-        her sister, Meredith Evans.                                                                                                       take place on Friday, October 17, from               Speakers featured on this live si-
                                                                                           This series, funded by a grant from    of the need and funds to feed the           6:30 to 10 p.m. and again on Saturday,            mulcast will include nationally recog-
terment followed a Mass on Thursday,           A service was held on Saturday,                                                    world’s hungry.
                                                                                        The Thomas Glasser Foundation, will                                                   October 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30                nized leaders in areas related to church
September 25, at St. Mary’s Roman           October 4, at the Gray Funeral Home,        present a program each year in memory       Those wishing to walk are asked
Catholic Church in Littleton.               318 East Broad Street in Westfield.                                                                                               p.m. It will be held in Assembly Hall in          group life, including John Burke, Bill
                                                                                        of Anne Hale, a longtime resident and     to sign up and obtain a sponsor             the church’s Parish House, located at             Donahue, Mark Batterson, Heather
   Memorial donations may be made to        Interment followed at Fairview Cem-                                                   sheet. Registration can be done at
                                                                                        library patron of Westfield, who died                                                 140 Mountain Avenue in Westfield.                 Zempel, Will Miller, Miles
a hospice organization of one’s choice.     etery in Westfield.                         in the fall of 2007.                      any of the following: All Saints’
             October 9, 2008                              October 9, 2008                                                                                                        Participants will hear from pastors            McPherson, Russ Robinson and Mindy
                                                                                           Presented by Historic Preservation     Episcopal Church, Fanwood Pres-             regarding group life in churches in               Caliguire. For more information about
                                                                                        Consultant Kathleen Galop, the            byterian Church, Fanwood-Scotch             America. Topics will include why                  this national conference, visit the Wil-
      Auda Wins College Club                                                            lecture and slide show will highlight
                                                                                        the many New Jersey landscaping
                                                                                                                                  Plains YMCA, First United Meth-
                                                                                                                                  odist Church, Immaculate Heart of
                                                                                                                                                                              community is essential; where com-
                                                                                                                                                                              munity grows best; what stunts com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                low Creek website, willowcreek.com/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                events/grouplife/2008.
                                                                                        sites designed by Frederick Law           Mary Roman Catholic Church,                 munity growth, and how community                     All members of the community are
      Calendar Cover Contest                                                            Olmsted in the late 1800s.
                                                                                           Ms. Galop will discuss the
                                                                                                                                  Scotch Plains Baptist Church, St.
                                                                                                                                  Bartholomew the Apostle Church,
                                                                                                                                                                              transforms.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Group Life Conference 2008 is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                invited to participate in this nation-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wide event. For more information,
   SCOTCH PLAINS – Scotch Plains dents, kindergarten through fourth                     Olmsted philosophy of landscape           Temple Sholom, Union Catholic               designed not just for small group lead-           call The Presbyterian Church office
resident Matt Auda won this year’s grade. Honorable mentions in the                     design as it relates to New Jersey        Key Club and Willow Grove Pres-             ers but for everyone who belongs to a             at (908) 233-0301 or visit
Scotch Plains-Fanwood College contest this year went to Madelyn                         locations, including Branch Brook         byterian Church.                            small group, is thinking about start-             westfieldpc.org.
Club calendar-design competition. Ostrander, Melissa Rasahl, Emma                       Park in Newark, Lawrenceville
He was a fourth grader at Brunner Rogers, Kelsey Werkheiser, Hayley                     School, Fairleigh Dickinson                 Reptiles to Be Focus
Elementary School when he entered Pletscher and Sara Greene.                            University, Fairview Cemetery in
the contest and is                                              This year marks         Westfield and the park systems of           At Trailside Monday
now a fifth- grade                                           the 75th anniver-          Union, Essex and Passaic counties.           MOUNTAINSIDE – The Union
student at Park                                              sary of the College           The program is offered through         County Board of Chosen Freehold-
Middle School.                                               Club of Fanwood-           the Horizon Speakers Bureau of the        ers, in conjunction with the Trailside
   Matt created the                                          Scotch Plains and          New Jersey Council for the                Museum Association (TMA), will
calendar cover af-                                           the 45th year of           Humanities. Registration is required,     offer a live animal presentation given
ter driving around                                           publication of its         as space is limited. Interested persons   by Bill Boesenberg from Snakes-n-
both towns with his                                          community date             are asked to sign up at the circulation   Scales and Turtle Tales on Columbus
mother and taking                                            calendar.                  desk of the library, located at 550       Day, Monday, October 13, at 1:30
pictures of differ-                                             The calendar            East Broad Street.                        p.m. and again at 3 p.m. at the Trailside
ent scenes in                                                provides informa-                                                    Nature and Science Center.
Scotch Plains and
                       Scotch Plains resident Matt Auda
                                                             tion and dates for           Author Helps Women                         A recognized expert in the field of
Fanwood that he                                              school events                                                        reptile care, Mr. Boesenberg seeks to
felt were interest-          and his calendar design         throughout the                ‘Look Damn Good’                       educate people about these misun-
ing. He then chose                                           2008-2009 year.               WESTFIELD – The Town Book              derstood creatures. Snakes, lizards,
his favorite scenes                                          Additionally, vari-        Store in Westfield will host a meet       turtles and crocodilians are the four
and created art-                                             ous community              and greet for Westfield native Janet      most common types of reptiles.
work that included                                           phone numbers              Cargill, author of “Look Damn                Tickets will go on sale 30 minutes
what he believed                                             and addresses are          Good…At Your Age, With Your Body          before each show. The fee is $5 per
was most impor-                                              easily located on                                                                                                SUPPORTING HER DREAM…P.E.O. Chapter U awards a $2,000 grant to
                                                                                        and On Your Budget” on Saturday,          person and the show is recommended          Kathleen Bruns-Meyers to enable her to continue her education and pursue her
tant and special                                             the back pages.            October 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.        for ages 4 and older. No infants or         dream of becoming a teacher. Pictured, from left to right, are: Midge Hogan,
about       Scotch                                           Coupons can be                An image consultant and motiva-        babies in strollers will be allowed in      Chapter U president; Virginia Toenes, Committee Chairman for Continuing
Plains         and                                           found on each              tional speaker, Ms. Cargill is a sea-     the auditorium.                             Education; Mrs. Bruns-Meyers and her mother, Lois Bruns.
Fanwood.                                                     monthly page.              soned traveler in the world of fashion.      All members of the TMA will be
   When Matt is
not creating art, he
                                                                Calendars are
                                                             available for pur-
                                                                                        She is equally skilled working with
                                                                                        the president of a major corporation
                                                                                                                                  admitted free of charge. Members
                                                                                                                                  wishing to attend one of the two shows       Mrs. Bruns-Meyers Receives
is busy participating on the Fanwood- chase through club members as well                as with a young teenage girl strug-       are asked to respond by calling (908)
Scotch Plains YMCA swim team, as at Irma’s Hallmark, Apple Blos-
where he competes in the butterfly som Flower Shop, Scotch Plains Rec-
                                                                                        gling to find a sense of style along
                                                                                        with her way in the world.
                                                                                                                                  789-3670 by Sunday, October 12.
                                                                                                                                  Membership sign-up will be available
                                                                                                                                                                               P.E.O. Grant For Education
stroke. He also takes piano lessons reation Department, Scotch Hills                       She has spent more than 16 years as    in advance and at the event. The annual       WESTFIELD – P.E.O. Chapter U                    rectors of Wesley Hall Nursery School.
and enjoys writing poetry.                Pharmacy, Young’s Paint and Varnish           a wardrobe consultant, fashion show       membership cost is $15 for an               of Westfield recently announced a                    The grant will help to pay for tu-
   Matt’s winning drawing was based and the Scotch Plains and Fanwood                   coordinator and executive sales trainer   individual and $20 for a family.            grant of $2,000 to Kathleen Bruns-                ition and books in order for her to
on the theme “A Child’s View of Scotch public libraries.                                for Brooks Brothers, Ralph Lauren            For a TMA membership brochure            Meyers. Committee Chairman for                    continue her education and complete
Plains-Fanwood...Seeing our towns           All proceeds from the calendar              and Liz Claiborne. Ms. Cargill’s ulti-    and a complete listing of Trailside’s       Continuing Education Virginia                     her degree in Early Childhood Edu-
through the eyes of our children.”        are used for college scholarships for         mate goal in her book is to help women    upcoming programs, call (908) 789-          Toenes of Westfield presented this                cation within the next two years. She
   The calendar cover contest was students from Fanwood and Scotch                      feel good about themselves.               3670 or visit ucnj.org/trailside. The       special award on August 25 at a break-            presently attends Kean University in
open to all elementary school stu- Plains.                                                 The public can meet the author at      Trailside Nature and Science Center         fast attended by 18 members at the                Union.
                                                                                        The Town Book Store, located at 270       is located at 452 New Providence            Westfield Diner.                                     “I look forward to obtaining my
                                                                                        East Broad Street in Westfield (corner    Road in Mountainside and is a ser-            Mrs. Bruns-Meyers is married and                degree and to be able to continue my
                                                                                        of East Broad and Elmer Streets). For     vice of the Union County Board of           the mother of two children, ages 3                dream of teaching and working with

           Gray Funeral Homes
                                                                                        more information, call (908) 233-3535.    Chosen Freeholders.                         and 18 months. She attended Union                 children,” Mrs. Bruns-Meyers told
                                                                                                                                                                              County College but put her education              Chapter U members. “I have always
                                                                                                                                                                              on hold after starting a family.                  wanted to be a teacher, as long as I can

                                                                                           Dooley Funeral Service, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                A Union resident, Mrs. Bruns-                   remember.”
                                    Since 1897                                                                                                                                Meyers spends much of her free time                  P.E.O. is a Philanthropic Educational
                                                                                                                                                                              working with groups that are child-               Organization that supports the educa-
                                                                                                                                                                              oriented. She is very active in running           tion of women through loans, grants
                                                                                                    Caring & Courteous Service to the                                         the Family Fellowship at her church,              and scholarships. So far this year, nine
                                                                                                                                                                              the First United Methodist Church of              New Jersey residents have been
                                                                                                   Cranford / Westfield Area Since 1913                                       Westfield, and chairs the board of di-            awarded grant money totaling $16,700.


                                                                                                                                           Westfield
                                                                                                                                            556 Westfield Avenue
                                                                                                                                            233-0255
        Begun in 1876 by William Gray, in Cranford and later Incorporated in
                   1897 as the Gray Burial & Cremation Company.                                                                             John L. Dooley
        Today, known by many simply as Gray’s. We continue to provide the                                                                   Manager
        personal service that began with Mr. Gray, whether it be for burial or                                                              NJ License # 4100
                                     cremation.

   Gray Funeral Home                              Gray Memorial Funeral Home
   318 East Broad St.                             12 Springfield Ave.
   Westfield, NJ 07090                            Cranford, NJ 07016
   William A. Doyle Mgr.
   NJ Lic. Number 2325
                                                  Dale R. Schoustra Mgr.
                                                  NJ Lic. Number 3707
                                                                                                Cranford
   (908)-233-0143                                 (908)-276-0092                               218 North Avenue
                                                                                                       276-0255
                                  Charles J. Tombs                                            Charles V. Dooley
                                                                                                                                                                              TEAM ROTH…Nick Roth of Westfield Boy Scout Troop 77 of St. Paul’s Episcopal
                                 NJ Lic. Number 4006                                                   Manager                                                                Church, pictured at center of the group, is working towards his Eagle rank. On
                                       Director                                               NJ License # 3703                                                               October 4, he gathered a group of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and parents to help him
                                                                                                                                                                              start his project, which is to create a picnic area within Brightwood Park. Prior to
                               www.grayfuneralhomes.com                                                                                                                       that, however, some cleanup work had to be done. Eighty volunteers performed 150
                                                                                                                                                                              man hours of work to help clean the park. Enough material was collected to fill an
                                                                                                                                                                              entire dumpster supplied by the Westfield Department of Public Works.
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      Coronato Accuses Glover, Mullen                                                                       More Letters to the Editor                                                                  Poerio Thanks Community for
      Of Not Supporting Rec. Programs                                                                                                  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4                                          Making Scotch Plains Day a Success
   In her letter last week, Democratic              Glover, once again, beats the proverbial                                                                                                          On behalf of the Scotch Plains Recre-    time to man the ticket booth and the rides
Township Council candidate Theresa
Mullen stated that she and her mayoral
                                                    dead horse of the award-winning Scotch
                                                    Hills Miniature Golf Course.
                                                                                                           Thank You to Those Who Helped                                                           ation Commission, I’d like to thank all
                                                                                                                                                                                                   those who were involved in making Scotch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               throughout the day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Along with the students, much appre-
running mate Kevin Glover are support-
ers of Scotch Plains recreation programs.
                                                       He compares it to the “Bridge to No-
                                                    where,” and claims that our residents will              Make Charity Game a Success                                                            Plains Weekend such a success.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The events themselves would not have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ciation is in order for the Scotch-Plains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fanwood Board of Education. Once again,
   There are no reasons to doubt Ms.                be saddled with financial debt for years to        On Saturday, September 6, I organized        who played in the game, to umpire Jeff         gotten off the ground without the efforts   with combined efforts from both staff and
Mullen’s support, since, at this point, she         come. Mr. Glover continues to ignore the        a charity baseball game to benefit The          Harris and coaches Joe McHugh, George          put forth from the Scotch Plains Day        administration, we had a terrific bon fire
has no record at all of either being sup-           fact that this facility has not only become     Hannah Peretsman-Breene Foundation.             Lanzano and Harry Kalimtzis for making         Committee. The committee is made up of      and pep rally on Friday night.
portive or not.                                     extremely popular, but is bringing in rev-      This event was the 3rd annual, the first        the game so fun. Thanks to the parents         the following members, whose work in           Thanks to the fire department, police
   While many in the recreation commu-              enue that exceeds its cost of operation and     being two years ago for the Children’s          and friends who helped set up, stayed to       the beginning of the year through to the    department, Parks and Recreation and
nity have been active in working with               the yearly bond repayment cost for its          Specialized Hospital and the second for         watch the game (despite the bad weather),      actual Scotch Plains Day made sure the      DPW staff, who controlled our bon fire,
township council members to enhance                 construction.                                   the Saint Joseph’s Social Service Center        purchased lots of raffle tickets and bid on    event went off without a hitch: Steve       provided traffic safety for Scotch Plains
our parks and athletic venues for the com-             Also, let us not forget that Scotch Plains   last year.                                      silent auction items.                          Goldberg, Pat Kane and Mary DePaola.        Day and made our event look beautiful.
munity, I do not recall Ms. Mullen being            Democratic Chairman Dick Samuel has                Once again it was very successful,              I also want to thank those who weren’t         A special thanks goes to Ron Kelly and      Many thanks to Madeline Rutkowski
at one meeting or public hearing to advo-           also been a vocal critic of these two recre-    thanks to the generosity of many people         able to be there, but still donated gener-     the rest of the Scotch Plains Lions Club.   and Toni Rollis, from the manager’s of-
cate for our youth.                                 ation programs and also publicly ridiculed      and companies. I’d like to thank the fol-       ously. Deirdre Malacrea, who originally        The Lions spend hours upon hours volun-     fice, who prepared the mayor’s ceremony
   To claim, however, that Kevin Glover             the good volunteers on our recreation com-      lowing local stores and restaurants, who        came up with the “Bat for Bucks” idea of       teering their time to coordinate the ven-   honoring township residents and employ-
is supportive of Scotch Plains recreation           mission on at least two different occasions.    donated food and drinks for the event:          obtaining pledges, raised almost $100 by       dors for both the Craft Fair on Saturday    ees, as well as setting up a delicious lunch
is about as outrageous as any comment                  Ms. Mullen’s support of Scotch Plains        Al’s Prime Meats and Deli, Bagel Cha-           reaching out to her family, as well as         and Scotch Plains Day on Sunday.            for the honorees and their families.
made in this newspaper.                             recreation is still to be determined. How-      teau, BJs, Costco, Manhattan Bagels,            making an additional personal donation.           Certainly, the Scotch Plains Business       Finally, I’d like to thank my office,
   When he had the opportunity to be                ever, the actions of her running mate and       Shoprite, Stop & Shop and Starbucks. In            I would also like to thank the following    and Professional Association need to be     Stephen Dahl and Jana Giannaci, for its
supportive of the Southside Field, he at-           her party chairman clearly indicate where       addition, raffle items, such as gift cards,     friends who helped the day of the event:       recognized. Once again, the association     dedication and efforts in planning and
tempted to placate all sides and refused to         their support (or lack thereof) has been.       flower arrangements and gift baskets, were      The Harris Family: Theresa, Jeff, Jessica      generously provided the petting zoo, pony   implementing a variety of activities asso-
vote at all.                                             Councilwoman Paulette Coronato             generously donated by Galeria Art and           and Jake Harris, Tom and TJ Lutz, and          rides and Rainbow the Clown, which          ciated with the weekend.
   Additionally, in the very same news-                                           Scotch Plains     Framing, Salon 1100, Gennaro’s, Blue            Philip Edwards. Without them, I would          were all enjoyed.                              Thanks again to all those who came out
paper edition of Ms. Mullen’s letter, Mr.                                                           Tulip, 16 Prospect, Garwood Lanes, Bar-         have been so busy that I wouldn’t have            I’d also like to express my gratitude    for a wonderful weekend, and I look for-
                                                                                                    ons Drug Store, Cosi, The Green Room,           been able to play in the game. I also want     towards the SGA and DECA students           ward to seeing all of you next year!
                                                                                                    Westfield Running Company, Ferraros,            to thank my sister, Kim, as well as my         from the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High                             Dir. Raymond Poerio
 Bd. Postpones Variances for                                                                        On the Side, Pam Keller, Leader Store,
                                                                                                    Headturners Salon and Castle Bootery.
                                                                                                    Stitch City USA also generously pro-
                                                                                                                                                    mom, dad and grandmother for all their
                                                                                                                                                    help. The game was great and the weather
                                                                                                                                                    held out just long enough. On a less
                                                                                                                                                                                                   School. The students volunteered their         Scotch Plains Parks and Recreation


 Medical Offices on Grove St.                                                                       vided t-shirts for the game at cost.
                                                                                                       I’d also like to say a special thanks to
                                                                                                    Julia Cerefice (personal trainer), and Jen
                                                                                                                                                    important note, my team (Navy) lost 3-1
                                                                                                                                                    to the Grey team.
                                                                                                                                                       In total, we raised $2,550 for the Hannah
                                                                                                                                                                                                        TUCKER ELECTED CHAIR OF
    By CAROLYN D. FREUNDLICH
      Specially Written for The Westfield Leader
                                                    “not sure if we might still ask for the
                                                    basement variance, or even schedule
                                                                                                    Pottheiser (NBA and Nets) for the won-
                                                                                                    derful silent auction items, and to Heidi
                                                                                                                                                    Peretsman-Breene Foundation, and would
                                                                                                                                                    never have been so successful without
                                                                                                                                                                                                           STATE BAR SECTION
   WESTFIELD — The Westfield                        another meeting. We might just reno-            Travis, the manager of Stop & Shop of           everyone’s generosity.                             WESTFIELD — Town resident, commercial transactions.
Board of Adjustment met Monday night                vate the building as is.”                       Westfield. Ms. Travis was gracious enough          It feels good to have helped the Hannah      H. Glenn Tucker, a partner of the            Mr. Tucker is a founding Director
to hear a request for variances by devel-              Board attorney Vincent Loughlin said         to donate $100 worth of food and gift cards     Peretsman-Breene Foundation, and I am           Newark-based law firm, Greenberg and Vice President of The Inn of
oper Ralph Rapuano, owner of                        although the club and Mr. Rapuano               to the game this year! I greatly appreciate     looking forward to continuing this tradi-       Dauber Epstein & Tucker, has been Transactional Counsel (Morris &
C.F.G.R., for his property at 214 East              have a verbal agreement, it’s irrelevant        her graciousness and generosity!                tion for several years to come!                 elected Chair of the Business Law Essex Counties). He has been in-
Grove Street. Mr. Rapuano plans to                  because the decision on parking is ulti-           Many thanks to our friends and fellow                             Daniel Berke (age 14)      Section of The New Jersey State Bar vited to lecture on corporate law
renovate the building, which has been               mately up to the board. He said ordi-           Westfield residents for their participation                                        Westfield
                                                                                                    and support: to the 25-plus 9th graders                                                         Association. He previously served topics by the Institute for Continu-
vacant for about one-and-a-half years.              nances for the tennis court parking                                                                                                             as the Vice Chair of the Legislative ing Legal Education, the Metropoli-
Tourcon occupied the space prior, since             need to be considered before the space                                                                                                          Committee and as Secre-                              tan Corporate Counsel
the 1970’s, and it did not update the               is granted to Mr. Rapuano.
building during its tenure.                            Board member William Drew agreed,             Malool and DePaola Optimistic About                                                            tary of his Section. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Section’s purpose is to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Association, and the Gen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         eral Council of the New
   Mr. Rapuano told the board he                    saying, “A formal site plan should be                                                                                                           further the development                              Jersey State Bar Associa-
wanted variances for the basement,                  submitted by the tennis court,” so the
                                                    board could consider what parking can
                                                                                                      Future of Downtown Scotch Plains                                                              of business law in an ef-                            tion. He is an Adjunct Pro-
second floor, outdoor lighting and park-                                                                                                                                                            fort to improve the prac-                            fessor of Law at Seton
ing in order to “make the building more             be allocated to which site. Also, the              Scotch Plains mayoral candidate Nancy           As a result of the number of property
usable and more attractive for the us-              board decided that it wanted its own            Malool and council candidate Mary               owners in the township opposed to the           tice of in-house and out-                            Hall University School of
                                                                                                    DePaola commented this week on the cur-         ordinance in 2004, Ms. Malool said she          side business counsel. The                           Law, where he teaches
age of medical offices.” He said the                traffic expert to survey the site before a      rent and future state of the downtown.          organized several meetings with inter-
building would house numerous psy-                  decision on parking can be made.                                                                                                                Section provides regular                             the transactional law
                                                                                                    “Our downtown has been in need of revi-         ested parties this year. The council, in a      informational and educa-                             skills course. He was re-
chiatrists and plastic surgeons that are               “A lot of what we’re looking for, we         talization for quite some time. It is an area   unanimous vote, retained an independent
currently residing in the Scotch Plains             don’t have at this point,” said board                                                           attorney recommended by the New Jer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    tional programs and pub-                             cently selected by the
                                                                                                    that our residents point to when asked what
and Westfield area, and are waiting for             chairman William Heinbokel, who de-             can be improved in Scotch Plains,” Ms.          sey League of Municipalities to address         lications concerning de-                             New Jersey Supreme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Glenn Tucker
the space to become available.                      cided, with agreement by the board, to          Malool said. “That is why I was so pleased      residents’ questions about funding or le-       velopments in New Jer-                               Court to serve on the
   Mr. Rapuano said he has a verbal                 postpone current discussions until the          when the Special Improvement District           gal aspects of the ordinance.                   sey and Federal law regulations af- newly formed Ad Hoc Committee
agreement with the neighboring                      needed information has been gath-               (SID) ordinance was enacted in June.”              “I attended the meetings and most            fecting all New Jersey profit and on Continuing Legal Education.
Westfield Tennis Club, located at 225               ered, at which time a new meeting                  “During our door-to-door campaign,           people were concerned about the cost,”          non-profit business organizations.           Mr. Tucker has been selected by
East Grove Street, which allows him to              date will be set.                               people tell us they are looking forward to      Ms. DePaola said. “Nancy listened to               Mr. Tucker is chairman of his law his peers to be included in The Best
use some of its parking spaces. William                As for the basement use, officials           the SID’s success because they want more        their concerns and responded by recom-          firm’s Corporate Department. He rep- Lawyers in America in the category
Hallows, a professional surveyor for                said the current ordinance would allow          places to shop in downtown and because          mending a relatively modest assessment          resents businesses in a role of outside of Corporate/M&A and on the list
Mr. Rapuano, said that agreement                    the building’s basement to be used as a         they want to be loyal to local merchants,”      of $400 per property for the first year.        legal counsel with a focus on the ac- of the Top 100 New Jersey Super
would allow for 44 new parking spaces               storage/mechanical space.                       Ms. DePaola said.                               Unfortunately, in spite of this compro-
                                                                                                       A similar ordinance was considered in        mise, not everyone was in favor of the          quisition or sale of businesses. His Lawyers.
in the club’s lot. He said the agreement               George Salieola, a previous em-                                                              ordinance.”                                     experience ranges from the formation         Mr. Tucker graduated from Duke
                                                                                                    2004, but was not enacted by the council.
with the tennis club states that Mr.                ployee of Tourcon for 34 years and              Ms. Malool was the lone supporter for the           “There has been opposition in most          and development of start-up ventures, University in 1977. He graduated
Rapuano would receive 40 of the spaces              speaking in defense for Mr. Rapuano,            ordinance that year, which was defeated         municipalities prior to enacting a SID          to intra company transactions for fam- from Duke University Law School
and the club would keep four.                       said the building’s basement was al-            by a 4-1 vote. Mayor Martin Marks and           ordinance, including in Cranford and            ily-held businesses, to representation in 1980.
   When the board decided to deliberate             ways used as offices, although it was           Councilwoman Paulette Coronato, who             Westfield. But after these districts were       of institutional clients in sophisticated              Paid Bulletin
on the parking variance, Mr. Rapuano’s              not allowed under the town ordinance.           voted against the ordinance in 2004, noted      established, they became enormously
lawyer, Bruce Bergen of Krevsky, Silber                Mr. Salieola said in the basement,           that not much had changed in the down-          successful and the property and business
and Bergen in Westfield, pulled the re-             “We had a reference library, main con-          town in the last four years, and they were      owners have been happy with the oppor-            Screenings Available                       Woman’s Club Plans
quest for a basement variance, which                ference room, office space, plan room,          convinced that the time for the SID had         tunities that a SID has provided,” Ms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      For Blood Pressure
would subsequently end a need for addi-             kitchen facility, an area where we stored       finally come.                                   Malool responded.                                                                           Scholarship Luncheon
tional parking. The decision was made               files, and cubicles.” Mr. Rapuano said             Earlier this year, the SID ordinance            “We need more variety to bring more            WESTFIELD – Overlook Hospi-
to move the application forward in an-              he only wanted to continue to use the           passed by a 3-1 vote with Ms. Malool            pedestrian traffic into town,” Ms. DePaola     tal will offer free blood pressure             WESTFIELD – The Woman’s Club
ticipation that the board would reach a             basement as it was previously used.             abstaining from the vote. She said she          said, “and a SID can make that possible.       screenings on Wednesday, October            of Westfield (WCW) is making prepa-
verdict that night, and so Mr. Rapuano                 As for the site’s lighting, Mr. Hallows      abstained due to a perceived conflict of        We are excited at the prospect of seeing       15, from noon to 2 p.m. and Tuesday,        rations for its annual scholarship lun-
could begin his scheduled renovations               said currently the site is using flood-         interest due to her law office’s location in    our downtown flourish.”                        October 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at         cheon.
                                                    lights that are pointing down. He pro-          the district.                                      Ms. Malool concluded by saying,             the Westfield Area “Y,” located at 220         It will take place this year on
of the building.                                                                                        “Some people questioned whether I           “More than 80 New Jersey communities
   When the board decided they would                poses to move the lights three feet in                                                                                                         Clark Street in Westfield.                  Wednesday, October 22, at Baltusrol
                                                                                                    had a conflict, but two attorneys deter-        have seen their business districts thrive                                                  Golf Club in Springfield. This is the
need to schedule another meeting to                 towards the premises and use shoebox            mined that I did not. Nevertheless, I de-       once a SID is put in place. I am confident        Overlook Hospital Community
give them time to deliberate and re-                lights, hung from 12-foot poles, instead.       cided to abstain from the vote because I        that this SID will be no different, and will   Health Clinicians will provide partici-     single fundraiser that WCW directs
ceive more information about the shared             Mr. Hallows said this lighting would be         did not want to detract from the issue at       set our downtown on the right course for       pants with counseling and educational       toward its scholarship fund.
parking proposal between Mr. Rapuano                beneficial because the light would “shine       hand, which was getting the ordinance           a brighter future.”                            materials. Registration is required for        The club anticipates giving eight or
and the tennis club, Mr. Rapuano re-                a little on neighborhood commercial             enacted and getting the revitalization un-                                                     this program. To register, individuals      more scholarships this year to
                                                                                                                                                        Nancy Mallool and Mary DePaola
marked that at the next meeting he is,              spots, (but) no residential areas.”             derway,” Ms. Malool said.                                                                      are asked to call (800) 247-9580.           Westfield High School seniors.
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     UCPAC Gala Celebrates 80                                                                                                                                                                                                                       POPCORN™
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Miracle at St. Anna:
    Years at the Historic Theatre                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lacks Movie Magic
   RAHWAY – The Union County Per-              and silent-movie palace of just over
forming Arts Center (UCPAC) will cel-          1,300 seats, will offer nine acts in 90
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   One Popcorn, Poor • Two Popcorns, Fair • Three Popcorns, Good • Four Popcorns, Excellent
ebrate 80 years of the historic Rahway         minutes.
Theatre at its first annual gala on Satur-        Following the evening’s show, pa-                                                                                                                                By MICHAEL S. GOLDBERGER                      G.I. exhorts, “Things just gotta get
day, October 25.                               trons are invited to the theatre lobby for                                                                                                                                      2 and 1/2 popcorns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 better back there; my life depends on
   Those who wish to make reserva-             refreshments to celebrate the theatre’s                                                                                                                             Though challengingly long at two              it.”
tions will begin their evening with din-       80th year.                                                                                                                                                       hours and 40 minutes, a bit more                    Per Michael Ealy’s cynical and
ner at Luciano’s Fine Italian Ristorante          Reservations are $150. Each reserva-                                                                                                                          convoluted than is digestible and a              swaggering Sergeant Bishop
from 5 to 7 p.m.                               tion includes dinner at Luciano’s, a 21st                                                                                                                        mite derivative at junctures, Spike              Cummings, a preacher in peacetime,
   Situated just around the corner from        Century Vaudeville Show and the 80th                                                                                                                             Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna is rarely              nothing’s going to change. His sar-
the beautifully renovated UCPAC,               anniversary celebration after the show.                                                                                                                          boring. It is, in the very least, a              casm now further heightened by war,
Luciano’s Tuscan-style décor creates              Tickets may also be purchased sepa-                                                                                                                           tension-filled WWII movie, Italian               he chants a live-for-the-moment
an old-world atmosphere. Those at-             rately for a 21st Century Vaudeville                                                                                                                             campaign, circa 1944. At most, it is             mantra. Questioned about his cur-
tending can enjoy a cold antipasto plat-       Show. Tickets for the The Evening of                                                                                                                             a treatise on prejudice.                         rent lack of religious conviction, the
ter, pear and mesclun greens, a choice         Vaudeville performance are $30 each.                                                                                                                                Unfortunately, while near epic in             silver-tongued player assures,
of salmon or filet mignon, dessert, wine,         Reservations for the gala or vaude-                                                         The Westfield Leader and The Times September 20, 2007 Archives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                size, the film never completely moves            “When I was preaching, I believed
beer or soda.                                  ville show tickets may be ordered by               IN MY ROOM...Dynamic works by The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-
                                                                                                  Fanwood Times photographer David Samsky, such as the above photo, can be seen                                 of its own momentum, as was so                   it.”
   Following dinner, attendees can stroll      calling (732) 499-8226 or online by                                                                                                                              sublimely evidenced in the director’s               Less vociferous, positioned as a
up Main Street to the renovated UCPAC          visiting the website at UCPAC.org.                 and purchased at his “A Room With My View” exhibit at Citibank of Westfield.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                underrated magnum opus, Malcolm                  sort of participant-observer and si-
for an evening of vaudeville at 8 p.m.         Tickets may also be purchased in per-
The theater, a vintage 1928 vaudeville         son at the UCPAC Box Office.                             Public Can See World                                                                                    X (1992). Oddly and ironic consid-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ering what some of Mr. Lee’s detrac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 lent narrator, is Laz Alonso’s Corpo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ral Hector Negron. While dark-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                tors have opined over the years, this            skinned, because he’s Puerto Rican
                                                                                                      From Photographer’s View                                                                                  possesses more blunt force than a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                sharp edge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the others perceive his stake in mat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ters as slightly different. His Span-
                                                                                                         By MICHAEL J. POLLACK              Samsky said he seeks to capture a                                      Matters start with a bang, literally,         ish allows him to serve as translator.
                                                                                                  Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                                                            moment’s “essence.”                                                 when, in 1983, a fellow steps up to                 Thus the crew is able to converse
                                                                                                     WESTFIELD – Dramatic photo-               At last year’s Music Fest, he achieved                           postal worker Hector Negron’s win-               and soon form relationships with
                                                                                                  graphs from his first exhibit, show- just that, capturing rock icon Chuck                                     dow and asks for a 20-cent stamp.                their hesitant hosts. Emblematic of
                                                                                                  cased at Citibank of Westfield, can Berry, dressed in a shimmering blue                                       Unblinkingly, Mr. Negron pulls out               the sociopolitical confusion, Omero
                                                                                                  leave a viewer momentarily puzzled, dress shirt and sailor’s hat, in a classic                                a Luger and shoots the customer                  Antonutti is the humorously waf-
                                                                                                  but that is expected, according to The pose – mouth agape, hamming it up                                      point blank in the forehead. Next                fling Lodovico, patriarch and resi-
                                                                                                  Westfield Leader and The Scotch with the crowd and one hand on his                                            stop for Negron and The Daily News               dent fascist, or so he contends. He
                                                                                                  Plains-Fanwood Times photographer iconic Gibson guitar.                                                       reporter who smells a story, Bellevue.           could easily turn in the homegrown
                                                                                                  David Samsky.                                “You want an action shot. You want                                  Thus begins the unreeling, back to            partisan hero, Peppi “The Butterfly”
                                                                                                     “A picture should provoke ques- to see his face, his hand on the guitar. I                                 the little village of St. Anna in                Grotta (Pierfrancesco Favino), but
                                                                                                  tions,” he said.                          call those moments ‘obvious overtones                               Tuscany, where four soldiers from                nah.
                                                                                                     Mr. Samsky,                                                 of reality,’” the pho-                         the all-black 92nd Infantry Division                His no-nonsense daughter, the
                                                                                                  who, at the age of                                             tographer said.                                hunker down. Portrayed in splendid               comely Renata (Valentina Cervi),
                                                                                                  10, began snapping                                                In a sense, Mr.                             ensemble form, they initially share              agrees to help the soldiers find an
                                                                                                  pictures, has always                                           Samsky said he is                              an uneasy peace with the fearful                 escape route through the mountains.
                                                                                                  considered his pho-                                            aware of a picture’s                           denizens and ultimately a more tenu-             It’s no surprise when two of the
                                                                                                  tographic challenge                                            outcome subcon-                                ous entente with the local partisans.            Americans are soon vying for her
                                                                                                  to be “arranging ev-                                           sciously and “sees                             The Germans surround them.                       affection. But a sub-plot puts things
                                                                                                  erything in the                                                the completed im-                                 Borrowing from the library of war             on hold. They finally receive radio
                                                                                                  viewfinder to match                                            age before compos-                             films, Lee enthusiastically manages              contact from headquarters. “Capture
                                      Susan M. Dougherty for The Westfield Leader and The Times
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL...Pictured left to right, Duke Theseus (Steve                           [his] imagination.”                                            ing the shot.”                                 his variation on a theme, soon mak-              a German,” comes the order.
Lemenille) and Queen Hippolyta (Debbie Badal) wish Hermia (Candy Predham),                           Mr. Samsky said          BROOKLYN, N.Y., FROM 7,500            Taking photos                               ing us feel we are dug in, insular, our             The purpose is to find out if and
Lysander (Ryan Kennedy Correll), Demetrius (Peter Curley) and Helena (Erica                       an “extensive visual        FEET ABOVE GROUND AND              with The Leader/                               tentative lives suddenly more linked             when the Nazis are planning a
Flory) well at the end of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, now playing at Westfield                     experience” he re-          SHOT GLASSES CAPTURED              Times since April                              with absolute strangers than we’ll               counter offensive. Well, it just so
Community Players. To read the review, see page 22.                                               ceived from a               AT LUN WAH CHINESE RES-            2006, beginning                                ever be connected to anyone else.                happens that The Butterfly and his
                                                                                                                              TAURANT IN A ROSELLE
                                                                                                  neighbor, begin-            SHOPPING CENTER.                   with an Easter egg                             You’re right in worrying that many               hill-dwelling compatriots, with
          PUBLIC NOTICE                               PUBLIC NOTICE                               ning at an early age,                                          hunt, Mr. Samsky                               of the characters you’ll become en-              whom the G.I.s have been sharing an
                                                                                                  was a formative in-                                            also takes photo-                              amored of will soon be killed.                   anxiety-ridden dinner table of late,
                                TOWN OF WESTFIELD
                                                                                                  fluence.                                                       graphs now for the                                Injecting a needed note of whimsy,            have snared just such a commodity.
  Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:5-7, the following summary of the books and             His neighbor,                                               Westfield Sym-                                 supernaturalism and sheer quandary,              Whether they’re willing to loan him
accounts of the Town of Westfield for the fiscal year 2007, as made by Suplee, Clooney
& Company, is hereby published and is on file at the Town Clerk’s Office and may be               who had served in                                              phony Orchestra                                Omar Benson Miller as Private Sam                out adds yet another conflict to the
inspected by any interested person.                                                               the military before                                            and multiple other                             Train, a big bear of a man, adopts               mix.
                                                                           Claire J. Gray         World War I,                                                   organizations, both                            and incorporates into his personal                  While by no means his main
                                                                             Town Clerk           showed young Mr.                                               in New Jersey and                              odyssey two items. There’s the de-               thrust, it is commendable that the
              SUMMARY OR SYNOPSIS OF 2007 AUDIT REPORT                                            Samsky pictures of                                             New York City.                                 capitated head of a Florence bridge              director pays homage to the actual
          OF TOWN OF WESTFIELD AS REQUIRED BY N.J.S.A. 40A:5-7                                    foreign lands and                                                 Mr. Samsky has                              statue, and Angelo, a displaced little           Sant’Anna di Stazzema massacre
                  COMBINED COMPARATIVE BALANCE SHEETS                                             would “pick apart                                              not let circum-                                boy, convincingly realized by Matteo             of August 12, 1944. However, by
                                                          DECEMBER            DECEMBER            all aspects of a picture.”                stances stifle his creativity.                                      Sciabordi. A bond forms.                         combining it with the racial prob-
                                                           31, 2007            31, 2006              “He made me look throughout the           Before going digital six years ago                                  It is a sensitive microcosm of                lem at home he pretentiously wraps
                ASSETS                                                                            frame,” Mr. Samsky said. “It helped me with the Canon 30D 8.2 Megapixel                                       black-white relations. Explaining his            all the world’s evil into one big,
Cash and Investments                          $ 15,015,795.14 $ 18,373,606.61                     to develop and see patterns and shapes, camera he uses now, Mr. Samsky used                                   sudden paternalism, the eternally                unwieldy ball. It makes for tough
Taxes, Assessments and                                                                            and hardwired my brain for what I do.” his grandfather’s old Kodak Pony 4                                     spiritual Train, in slow, deeply felt            stuff, with hope for a better future
   Liens Receivable                              1,266,474.29    1,041,058.92                        Whether in an airplane shooting aerial 35mm camera.                                                        manner, tells his cohorts, “I never              the only silver lining.
Property Acquired for Taxes -                                                                     pictures of lower Manhattan and Brook-       “I’ve always had to master shooting                              even touched a white person before.”                No matter how good the cause,
   Assessed Value                                  312,720.00      312,720.00
Accounts Receivable                              1,776,867.21    1,463,866.21                     lyn from an exposed door or capturing on a shoestring [budget] without ex-                                    Director Lee, working from James                 viewers like a little gratification
Fixed Capital                                    1,956,443.67    1,956,443.67                     an artful display of shot glasses in a pensive equipment or a studio,” he said.                               McBride’s novel, uses the wartime                whilst still in their seats. Lee makes
Fixed Capital - Authorized and Uncompleted       4,890,000.00    1,700,000.00                     Roselle restaurant, Mr. Samsky said he       Regardless of money or recognition,                              scenario to make an example of and               much better films than this. Although
Deferred Charges to Future Taxation -                                                             believes “intense” photographs from Mr. Samsky is “driven” by “finding the                                    explore a panoply of racially con-               doubtlessly heartfelt, his Miracle at
   General Capital Fund                         18,768,616.92   17,301,212.07
Deferred Charges to Revenue of Succeeding Year      21,462.60       41,462.60                     “unusual perspectives” capture his elusive image” and delivering it for all                                   cerned issues.                                   St. Anna proves phenomenal only in
Fixed Assets                                    39,633,000.00   39,237,844.67                     imagination and, hopefully, those of to see.                                                                     Helping put this across, each of              its ordinariness.
                TOTAL ASSETS                          $ 83,641,379.83 $ 81,428,214.75             the public.                                  From now through the end of Octo-                                the four Buffalo Soldiers, WWII                                     ***
                                                                                                     In selecting photographs for his ex- ber, those who would like to peek into                                version, represents a different stance              Miracle at St. Anna, rated R, is a
 LIABILITIES, RESERVES AND FUND BALANCES
                                                                                                  hibit, “A Room With My View,” Mr. Mr. Samsky’s “room” can visit the                                           or tolerance. An incisive moment                 Touchstone Pictures release directed
Bonds and Notes Payable                              $ 17,176,000.00 $ 16,886,000.00              Samsky said he chose to forgo a defini- Citibank on North Avenue in                                           comes when, speculating what the                 by Spike Lee and stars Michael Ealy,
Improvement Authorizations                              3,641,663.25    3,314,249.71
Other Liabilities and Special Funds                    12,645,490.91   11,546,016.84              tive theme, instead offering an eclectic Westfield. Mr. Samsky thanked the                                    climate might be like in the U.S.A.              Laz Alonso and Omar Benson Miller.
Amortization of Debt for Fixed Capital                                                            mix of photographs that are either “busy bank and Fast Frame for their efforts                                after their triumphant return, one               Running time: 160 minutes.
   Acquired or Authorized                                  2,714,443.67        2,457,443.67       with detail” or “possess an attracting in making the exhibit a reality.
Reserve for Certain Assets Receivable                      2,488,944.16        2,254,350.12       contrast.”                                   To learn more about the artist, con-                                        PUBLIC NOTICE                                   PUBLIC NOTICE
Fund Balance                                               5,341,837.84        5,732,309.74
Investment in General Fixed Assets                        39,633,000.00       39,237,844.67          When taking a photograph, Mr. tact dsamsky@verizon.net.                                                                         TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NOTICE OF SALE OF PROPERTY FOR NONPAYMENT OF TAXES,
   TOTAL LIABILITIES, RESERVES                                                                                                                                                                                               ASSESSMENTS AND/OR OTHER MUNICIPAL LIENS
       AND FUND BALANCE                               $ 83,641,379.83 $ 81,428,214.75                           PUBLIC NOTICE                                            PUBLIC NOTICE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Public notice is hereby given that I, Lori Majeski, Collector of Taxes of the Township
                                                                                                  SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY                                                                                  of Scotch Plains, County of Union will sell at public auction on THURSDAY, OCTOBER
                 COMPARATIVE STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS                                                     UNION COUNTY                                       interest as of December 31, 2007, to-
                                                                                                                                                             gether with costs duly taxed in the sum of         16th, 2008 in the Municipal Court, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey at 9:00
                AND CHANGE IN FUND BALANCE - CURRENT FUND                                               CHANCERY DIVISION                                                                                       o’clock in the morning or at such later time and place to which said sale may then be
                                                                                                       DOCKET NO. F-3163-06                                  $552.20. In addition, the tax collector will
                                                              YEAR 2007       YEAR 2006                                                                                                                         adjourned, all of the several lots and parcels of land assessed to the respective persons
                                                                                                          FILE NO. 57253-1                                   add any additional interest, additional taxes
                                                                                                                                                             and/or penalties that may become due               whose names are set opposite each respective parcel as the owner thereof for the total
  REVENUE AND OTHER INCOME REALIZED
                                                                                                          CIVIL ACTION                                                                                          amount of municipal liens chargeable against said lands respectively, in accordance with
                                                                                                                                                             and owing as of the date that redemption
Fund Balance Utilized                                 $ 4,000,000.00 $ 4,000,000.00               ORDER SETTING TIME, PLACE AND                                                                                 N.J.S.A. 54:5-1, et seq. as computed to the 16th day of October 2008.
                                                                                                                                                             occurs. An exact redemption amount must
Miscellaneous - From Other Than Local                                                                AMOUNT OF REDEMPTION                                    be obtained from the municipal tax collec-           Take further notice that the hereinafter described lands will be sold for the amount of
  Property Tax Levies                                     12,088,456.13       12,272,737.30                                                                                                                     municipal liens chargeable against each parcel of said land assessed as one parcel,
                                                                                                        YA      NONG       CHEN,                             tor; and
Collection of Delinquent Taxes and                                                                                                                                                                              together with interest and costs to the date of the sale. Said lands will be sold at the lowest
                                                                                                        PLAINTIFF(S) VS. DAVID E.                               IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the 7th
  Tax Title Liens                                        1,009,765.94            866,834.68                                                                  day of November, 2008, between the hours           rate of interest bid, but in no case in excess of 18%. Payments for said parcels shall be
Collection of Current Tax Levy                         118,144,562.34        112,761,758.16             REINMAN; MRS. DAVID E.                                                                                  made prior to the conclusion of the sale in the form of cash, certified check or money order
                                                                                                        REINMAN; F & M TIRE SER-                             of nine o’clock in the forenoon and four
                                                                                                                                                                                                                or other method previously approved by the Tax Collector or the property will be resold.
                TOTAL INCOME                        $ 135,242,784.41 $ 129,901,330.14                   VICE; STATE OF NEW JER-                              o’clock in the afternoon, at the office of the
                                                                                                                                                             Tax Collector of the City of Plainfield, 515       Properties for which there are no other purchasers shall be struck off and sold to the
                EXPENDITURES                                                                            SEY; FIRST UNION/PLY-                                                                                   Township of Scotch Plains at an interest rate of 18%.
                                                                                                        MOUTH     SPV    1  INC.;                            Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  At any time before the sale I will accept payment of the amount due on any property
Budget Expenditures                                  $ 34,182,034.81 $ 32,321,138.77                    WACHOVIA BANK, NA-                                   07061, be and the same is hereby fixed as
                                                                                                                                                             the time and place for the redemption of           with interest and costs. Payment must be in the form of cash, certified check or money
County Taxes                                           24,885,045.25   23,608,917.86                    TIONAL    ASSOCIATION,                                                                                  order.
Local School Taxes                                     71,668,332.50   68,818,163.50                    DEFENDANT(S)                                         the said lands as described in the com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Industrial properties may be subject to the Spill Compensation and Control Act
Special Improvement District Tax                          390,970.00      391,025.32                                                                         plaint and making up the premises con-
                                                                                                      THIS MATTER being opened to the                        cerning which the complaint is filed, and          (N.J.S.A. 58-10-23.11 et seq.), the Water Pollution Control Act (N.J.S.A. 58-:10A-1 et
Other Expenditures                                        825,236.52      881,286.16
                                                                                                  court by Goldenberg, Mackler, Sayegh,                                                                         seq.) and the Industrial Site Recovery Act (N.J.S.A. 13:1K-6 et seq.), In addition, the
                                                                                                                                                             that thereupon the defendant who redeems
                TOTAL EXPENDITURES                  $ 131,951,619.08 $ 126,020,531.61             Mintz, Pfeffer, Bonchi & Gill, A Profes-                                                                      municipality is precluded from issuing a tax sale certificate to any prospective purchaser
                                                                                                                                                             shall be entitled to the certificate of tax sale
                                                                                                  sional Corporation, Attorneys for Plaintiff,               duly endorsed for cancellation; and                who is or may be in any way connected to the prior owner of the site.
Excess in Revenue                                      $ 3,291,165.33        $ 3,880,798.53
                                                                                                  and it appearing that default has been                                                                          In the event that the owner of the property is on Active Duty in the Military Service, the
                                                                                                                                                                IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that in de-
Fund Balance, January 1                                       4,603,731.44     4,722,932.91       entered against the defendants, DAVID E.                                                                      Tax Collector should be notified immediately.
                                                                                                                                                             fault of the said defendants paying to the
                                                                                                  REINMAN; MRS. DAVID E. REINMAN; F                          Tax Collector of the City of Plainfield, and         The lands to be sold are described in accordance with the last tax duplicate as follows:
                                                       $ 7,894,896.77        $ 8,603,731.44
                                                                                                  & M TIRE SERVICE; STATE OF NEW                             the plaintiff, the said sum, interest and          BLK LOT QUAL          OWNER                  LOCATION           TOTAL DUE
Less: Utilization as Anticipated Revenue                      4,000,000.00     4,000,000.00       JERSEY; FIRST UNION/PLYMOUTH                               costs aforesaid, the said defendants stand         101    11    Scherer, Shirley             349 Terrill Road        $ 6,032.19
Fund Balance, December 31                              $ 3,894,896.77        $ 4,603,731.44       SPV 1 INC.; WACHOVIA BANK, NA-                             absolutely debarred and foreclosed of and          501    15.01 Ainsworth, Kieron & Elsie    1595 East Second Street $ 5,179.85
                                                                                                  TIONAL ASSOCIATION; that plaintiff has                     from all right and equity of redemption on,        601    29    Celius, Joseph & Guirlaine   326 Hoe Avenue          $ 8,802.21
                                                                                                  produced before this court tax sale certifi-               in and to said lands and premises and              901    11    Barlow, Jacqueline           338 Willow Avenue       $ 3,054.18
                  COMPARATIVE STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS                                            cate #83A-1, certified to be a true copy,                  every part thereof, and the plaintiff shall        1201 27      Padovano/Azzer, LLC          1800 East Second Street $ 4,459.29
                       AND CHANGE IN FUND BALANCE                                                 which certificate is dated January 30, 2004,               have an absolute and indefeasible inter-           1201 35 C0107      Fredericksen, G. Et Al 530 Park Avenue         $ 2,407.40
                   SWIMMING POOL UTILITY OPERATING FUND                                           and is of record in the Union County Clerk’s               est of inheritance in fee simple, to said          1501 12      DiNizo, Juanita & Romano     1920 Bartle Avenue      $ 2,873.17
                                                              YEAR 2007       YEAR 2006           Office on February 18, 2004, in Book 10440                 lands and premises. Anything to the con-           1501 15      Hudgins, Rose Lee            1930 Bartle Avenue      $ 3,180.50
                                                                                                  of Mortgages, page 695, which covers                       trary notwithstanding, redemption shall be         1602 10      Debellis, Anthony & Nunn, S  1956 Grand Street       $ 6,014.10
  REVENUE AND OTHER INCOME REALIZED                                                               Block 324, Lot 2 (formerly Block 116, Lot                  permitted up until the entry of final judg-        1802 13      219 Park Ave., Assoc LLC     219 Park Avenue         $14,501.25
Fund Balance Utilized                                     $           -      $ 182,622.00         2) in the City of Plainfield. By assignment                ment including the whole of the last date          2303 28      Baratucci, Antonio           1965 Portland Avenue    $ 3,553.06
Collection of Pool Fees                                        932,445.73      878,277.53         dated June 22, 2004, said tax sale certifi-                upon which judgment is entered; and                2502 07      Fela, Kim                    2105 Portland Avenue    $ 1,600.78
Miscellaneous From Other Than Pool Fees                        239,078.45       36,447.81         cate was assigned to plaintiff, which as-                     IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that if the               10801 03.02  Messercola Bros Bldg Co      1 Norwegian Woods Road $ 4,344.39
                                                                                                  signment was recorded in the Union County                  addresses of the defendants are not                02702 02     Heller, Andrew               2052 Nicholl Avenue     $13,852.10
                TOTAL INCOME                          $       1,171,524.18 $ 1,097,347.34         Clerk’s Office on August 10, 2004, in book                 known, a copy of this Order or Notice              2801 01      Vin-Mat, Inc                 2040 Route 22           $10,767.44
                EXPENDITURES                                                                      1334 of assignments, page 704. Said cer-                   thereof directed to such defendants shall          2802 26.02   DiNizo, Romano & Juanita     2039 Propect Street     $ 6,535.71
                                                                                                  tificate, and its assignment, have been                    be published in The Westfield Leader, a            3902 03      Safi, Judy/Simpson, Alicia   185 Watchung Terrace $ 8,150.61
Budget Expenditures:                                                                              marked Exhibit P-1 on the part of the                      newspaper circulating in Union County, at          3905 07      Garay, Martin & Rosario      201 HardingRoad         $11,912.20
  Operating                                               $ 688,795.00         $ 811,952.00       plaintiff. More than two years have elapsed                least one time, not less than ten days prior       3905 21.01   223 Katherine St., LLC       211 Elm Court           $   610.30
  Capital Improvements                                            -                1,000.00       since the sale of said lands by the City of                to the date fixed for redemption by this           3905 21.02   223 Katherine St., LLC       207 Elm Court           $   586.03
  Debt Service                                              150,705.00           153,855.00       Plainfield, and the lands have not been                    Order; and                                         4302 08      Campanaro, Luis & Elia       528 Jerusalem Road      $ 1,681.86
  Deferred Charges and Statutory Expenditures                32,900.00            32,400.00       redeemed from the tax sale; that plaintiff                    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy               4401 14      West, Mary E.                4 Johnson Street        $ 1,266.34
                TOTAL EXPENDITURES                        $ 872,400.00         $ 999,207.00       has produced before this court its Certifi-                of this Order or a Notice thereof be served        4703 02      Booth, Lansing T. & Betsy    2590 Route 22           $ 1,529.93
                                                                                                  cation showing that there is due on said                   upon the defendants, whose addresses               4802 01      GRIG Corp                    2435 Route 22           $   280.17
Excess (Deficit) in Revenue                               $ 299,124.18         $ 98,140.34        tax sale certificate, together with subse-                 are known, by mailing to each of them              4901.08 03 C0808 Pandey,Ramendra & Usha 808 Donato Circle         $    35.00
Fund Balance, January 1                                     464,927.66           549,409.32       quent taxes and interest, the sum of:                      such a copy or notice not later than ten           5501 12      Wells Fargo Bank Trustee     30 Copperfield Road     $ 5,194.93
                                                          $ 764,051.84         $ 647,549.66           (a) as of December 31, 2007, the total                 days prior to the date fixed for redemption        5901 18      Zlotnikoff, Alisa            15 Gary Court           $ 8,051.91
                                                                                                  amount due on tax sale certificate #83A-1,                 of the lands and premises by this Order;           7502 10.01   Messercola Bros. Bldg Co     11 Hidden Meadow Drive $ 3,928.61
Less: Utilization as Anticipated Revenue                              -         182,622.00        is the sum of $353,519.83,                                 and                                                8102 04      Vitanza, Louis & Kelli       2430 Bryant Avenue      $ 2,344.71
Fund Balance, December 31                                     $ 764,051.84     $ 464,927.66           (b) as of December 31, 2007, the amount                   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy               8703 10      Duplaa, C. & Tajes, G.       1118 Lincoln Avenue     $ 8,542.48
                                                                                                  due to plaintiff on tax sale certificate #83A-             of this Order be delivered to the Tax Col-         8704 03.01   Brown, Otis & Norma          1125 Lincoln Avenue     $ 9,978.69
                                RECOMMENDATIONS                                                   1, based on the purchase of the certificate,               lector of the City of Plainfield, and that said    10301 09     Cardona, Regina              1332 Graymill Drive     $ 7,312.24
                                                                                                  at a discount, is the sum of $244,028.72.                  Tax Collector of the City of Plainfield cer-       10801 03.01  Messercola Bros. Bldg Co     1461 Martine Avenue     $37,613.12
  That Parking Services bank account be reconciled on a monthly basis and all funds                   In the event redemption is made, the                   tify to this Court whether the premises            10801 03.03  Messercola Bros. Bldg Co     2 Norwegian Woods Road $ 4,790.38
collected be remitted to the Treasurer monthly.                                                   difference between the amount due to                       were or were not redeemed from the                 11301 02.08  Gonzales, Richard & Janet    17 Pitching Way         $ 1,611.30
  That all department receipts be deposited or remitted to the Treasurer within 48 hours.         plaintiff and the full redemption amount, as               plaintiff’s tax sale certificate in accordance     11701 02     223 Katherine St., LLC       1557 Ramapo Way         $12,577.78
  A Corrective Action Plan, which outlines actions the Town of Westfield will take to             calculated by the City of Plainfield Tax                   with the terms of this Order.                      11902 06     Murphy, Sean & Barbara       6 Gaycroft Drive        $14,262.93
correct the findings listed above, will be prepared in accordance with federal and state          Collector, is due to the Township of Edison.                    MARIA MARINARI SYPEK, P.J. CH.                12101 17     Porchetta, Mario & Susan     7 Stoneleigh Drive      $ 6,579.58
requirements. A copy of it will be placed on file and made available for public inspection            IT IS on this 30th day of September,                   Respectfully recommended                           12201 25.20  Sorkin, Charles & Saundra    21 Rambling Drive       $17,917.41
in the Office of the Town Clerk in the Town of Westfield.                                         2008, ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that                            R.1:34-6 Office of Foreclosure                     12701 05     Rappa, Leonard               1908 Lake Avenue        $ 2,891.97
                                                                                                  the amount required to redeem the pre-                     GOLDENBERG, MACKLER, SAYEGH,                       14801 27     Femia, Paul & Donna          9 Clinton Lane          $ 6,419.54
  The above summary or synopsis was prepared from the report of audit of the Town of              mises referred to in the aforementioned                    MINTZ, PFEFFER, BONCHI & GILL                      15601 09     Lynch, L. & Payne, R.        1612 Prospect Ave. Rear $    88.78
Westfield, County of Union, for the calendar year 2007. This report of audit, submitted by        tax sale certificate is the sum of:                        A Professional Corporation                         15901 48     Cummings, Jerry              929 Raritan Road        $ 3,014.99
Suplee, Clooney & Company, Registered Municipal Accountants and Certified Public                      (a) $353,519.83, full redemption amount,               Attorneys At Law                                   16001 13     Sumner, Alfred Welles        1660 Rahway Road        $ 3,207.95
Accountants, is on file at the Town Clerk’s office and may be inspected by any interested             (b) $244,028.72, based on the purchase                 660 New Road, Suite 1-A                            16001 34     Iarrapino, Gail              14 Winchester Drive     $11,074.96
person.                                                                                           of the certificate at a discount,                          Northfield, New Jersey 08225
                                                                            Claire J. Gray            which includes the amount due on said                  (609) 646-0222                                                                                                                     Lori Majeski
                                                                               Town Clerk         tax sale certificate, subsequent taxes and                                                                                                                                              Collector of Taxes
                                                                                                                                                             1 T - 10/9/08, The Leader Fee: $121.89
1 T - 10/9/08, The Leader                                                   Fee: $191.76                                                                                                                        4 T - 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 & 10/9/08, The Times                                    Fee: $522.24
A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION                                             The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains – Fanwood TIMES                                                               Thursday, October 9, 2008                                  Page 21

  WSO Combines Forces with High School
 Choruses, NJ State Opera in Season Opener
        By ROSAMUNDE HATCH                                    WSO Music Director Maestro David
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                           Wroe assembled a cast of extraordi-          scene.
   WESTFIELD – The Westfield Sym-                          nary artists that brought this great opera      Bass Young Bok Kim should also be
phony Orchestra (WSO) presented a                          to life and enabled audiences to enjoy       mentioned for his robust performance
double inauguration of its 2008-2009                       the full majesty ofVerdi’s glorious score.   as Ferrando, the Captain of the Count’s
“Sound Partnerships” season with a                            The four principals – soprano Karen       guards, whose lengthy opening aria set
massive concert performance of Verdi’s                     Foster, mezzo-soprano Janara                 the stage for the following events.
Il Trovatore at the PNC Arts Center on                     Kellerman, tenor Jeffrey Springer and           This performance featured a collabo-
Friday, September 26, and Summit                           baritone Anton Belov – displayed large,      ration with the New Jersey State Opera
Central Presbyterian Church the fol-                                                                    Chorus, (Music Director Jason Tramm).
lowing evening.                                                                                         Chorus members fulfilled their tasks as
   The WSO this season is presenting                                                                    soldiers, gypsies and distant voices with
concert programs emphasizing the com-                                                                   a full sound and excellent diction.
bining of forces and the cross fertiliza-                                                                  Kudos also go to fine performances
tion of artistic mediums. Last weekend,                                                                 by the combined women’s choruses of
the orchestra was joined not only by the                                                                Westfield and Summit High Schools
New Jersey State Opera Chorus and a                                                                     (Directors William Mathews and
string of international soloists, but also                                                              Sharon Reynolds from Westfield, and
by 50 female voices from Westfield and                                                                  Wayne Mallete from Summit.)
Summit High Schools.                                       Westfield and Summit High School                They sang the parts of the nuns’
   The result: a mammoth collabora-                        women’s choruses combined to sing            chorus with a sweet, focused sound and
tion that generated spectacularly memo-                    the nuns’ chorus.                            good diction and rhythm. Their music
rable performances and unprecedented                       beautiful voices.                            directors are doing an excellent job,
artistic synergy. Verdi’s famous opera Il                    Ms. Foster dominated the orchestra         and their schools and towns should be
Trovatore (The Troubadour) presents a                      with her powerful sound and excellent        justly proud of them.
chilling drama of love, hatred, kidnap-                    coloratura. She was well matched by             The Westfield Symphony itself, an
ping, revenge and death, with one of the                   tenor Mr. Springer’s passionate              outstanding group of fine musicians,
most soaring and haunting musical                          Manrico.                                     obviously reveled in the collaboration,
scores in the repertoire.                                    As the jealous Count, whose love for       performing passionately and energeti-
   The characters are larger than life:                    Leonora is unrequited, Mr. Belov was         cally and rising to the technical chal-
the nobleman Count di Luna (bari-                          by turns adoring and furiously venge-        lenges of Verdi’s thrilling music, which
tone), the troubadour Manrico (tenor),                     ful. The most mysterious character in        can be parts tender, forceful, intimate
the woman whom they both love,                             the drama is the gypsy womanAlzucena,        and terrifying.
Leonora (soprano), and the mysterious                      whose life has two foci – the love for her      Maestro Wroe was a consummately
gypsy, Azucena (mezzo-soprano).                            supposed son Manrico and the aveng-          musical coordinator of these disparate
   The plot, while convoluted, is typical                  ing of her mother’s execution by the         forces, providing clear leadership to
of the high drama of the 19th Century,                     Count’s father.                              the orchestra and sensitive accompani-
where honor and revenge are staples of                       She was sung with burning intensity        ment to the singers.
storytelling. One of the greatest chal-                    by mezzo-soprano Ms. Kellermann,                The Westfield Symphony season in-
lenges of the piece is the vocal demand                    who imparted just the right amount of        cludes five more concerts, featuring
it places on the lead singers.                             crazed vengeance to the chilling final       collaborations with dancers, soloists,
                                                                                                        choruses, Broadway singers, and even
    Former SP Resident Relives Afghan                                                                   Boris Karloff for Halloween!
                                                                                                           WSO’s next performance is Monster
                                                                                                        Music! on Saturday, November 1, at
    Experience in ‘Letters from Kabul’                                                                  Westfield Presbyterian church, present-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Courtesy of The Westfield Symphony Orchestra / David Samsky
         By MARYLOU MORANO                                    One person with whom Ms. Minott           ing a full viewing of the movie Fran-        INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR...An international array of soloists, two weeks ago, joined the Westfield Symphony Orchestra
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                           corresponded frequently was her best         kenstein with a new live symphonic           in its performance of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. The four principal performers – Anton Belov, top left; Karen Foster, top; Jeffrey
   SCOTCH PLAINS – People who                              friend and Scotch Plains neighbor,           soundtrack as well as a Halloween cos-       Springer, bottom, and Janara Kellerman, bottom right – gave superb efforts. They were joined by bass Young Bok Kim
keep up with world events are familiar                     Phyllis Crowe.                               tume contest.                                (Ferrando), top right, and soprano Jacqueline Thompson (Ines), bottom left.
with the Afghan capital city of Kabul,                        In August 2002, Ms. Crowe mailed             For further information, or to pur-
which is frequently mentioned on the
news.
   Back in the 1960s, however, few
                                                           back to Ms. Minott two bulging manila
                                                           envelopes of letters that had been sent
                                                           to her.
                                                                                                        chase tickets, contact the WSO office at
                                                                                                        (908) 232-9400.                               See it all on the web in color . . .
people had ever heard of Afghanistan,
and even fewer could identify the coun-
                                                              When compiled, as they are for this
                                                           book, Ms. Minott’s letters are much                                                                                                     www.goleader.com
try on a map.
   It was for this little-known Third
                                                           more than mere documentation of a
                                                           two-year-long overseas experience.
                                                                                                         ‘Comedy’ Night
                                                                                                                CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22
World Country that Janice Minott, her                         They are a multi-dimensional expo-
husband, Walter Blass, and the couple’s                    sition of one woman’s life.                     The “play-within-a-play,” a device
three children departed from Scotch                           “…I really did not know what my           that Shakespeare uses often, is loosely
Plains to in June 1966.                                    soul longed for even when I felt trapped     based on the myth of Pyramus and
   Mr. Blass, who had                                                       in trying to be the per-    Thisbe. When the would-be actors
been appointed Peace                                                        fect wife and feeling I     finally get to perform their produc-
Corps country director,                                                     was failing miserably,”     tion, silliness ensues.
was commissioned to                                                         she writes of her time         Director Naomi Yablonsky and
oversee a volunteer force                                                   in Kabul.                   Assistant Director Jerry Yablonsky
of more than 200 teach-                                                        “The immediacy of        have gathered a cast of merry players
ers, nurses and vaccina-                                                    the letters and their       for this play that contains lyrical ex-
tors in Afghanistan’s                                                       timelessness brought        pressions of Shakespearean themes
towns and villages.                                                         me face to face with        of love and the creative imagination.
   Ms. Minott’s stay in                                                     how they accurately            Good use of the intimate stage and
Afghanistan with her                                                        and truthfully describe     entrances from the side of the audito-
husband and children                                                        one portion of a life-      rium pull the audience into the action.
stretched into 22 months.                                                   long journey of discov-     It’s impossible to single out indi-
During this time, she                                                       ery that continued af-      vidual performances because so much
wrote frequently to her                                                     ter we returned [from       of the interaction is contingent upon
family back in the United                                                   Afghanistan],” she          another character’s part.
States.                                                                     continues.                     The quartet of young lovers —
   Now, 40 years (and a                                                        Ms. Minott’s three       Candy Predham as Hermia, Ryan
generation) later, Ms.                                                      children, Christopher,      Kennedy Correll as Lysander, Erica
Minott has collected 50                                                     Gregory and Kathryn,        Flory as Helena and her love
of her letters and published them as a                     and Mr. Blass, from whom she is di-          Demetrius, played by Peter Curley
memoir entitled “Letters from Kabul.”                      vorced, also share their perspectives of     — is up to the task of delivering the
   Ms. Minott’s letters give her readers                   the Afghan experience in “Letters from       spit and fire of passion gone berserk
a glimpse of “an Afghanistan that was                      Kabul.”                                      with (or without) the help of magic.
not dominated by competing warlords                           Now an octogenarian, Ms. Minott              Precise enunciation, and good in-
or Taliban.”                                               lives in a small spiritual community in      flection on all their parts, fall
   “It was a simpler and less-compli-                      the Catskills with her dog, Sadie.           “trippingly off the tongue.” In true
cated country and culture, with the                           Each year she travels to Peaks Island,    Shakespearean fashion, Joe Penczak,
seeds of controversy just beginning to                     Me., where her family has maintained         as the kingly Oberon, cuts a dashing
surface,” she writes.                                      the same home for more than a century.       figure beside his stunningly gowned
   Her letters represent her “extraordi-                      “Letters from Kabul” is available at      Titania, Jackie Weiner.
nary good fortune” to be able to “expe-                    all area and online booksellers.                The character of Puck/Robin
rience life in such an ancient and vastly                     For more information, go to               Goodfellow, played with panache by
different culture.”                                        lettersfromkabul.com.                        Anne Marie Viola, does the bidding of
                                                                                                        Oberon. She is an adorable Tinkerbelle
                                                                                                        of a sprite, flitting from task to task
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                                                                                                        and Danielle Levitt — add charm to
                                                                                                        the magic forest scenes as they bow to
                                                                                                        Bottom’s wishes.
                                                                                                           As Nick Bottom the weaver, Rick
                                                                                                        Roberts does a bang-up job in the
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                                                                                                        most well-known comedic role of the
                                                                                                        play. To the delight of the audience,
                                                                                                        he doesn’t overplay the scene when
                                                                                                        his head transforms into an ass’ head.
                                                                                                           Joanne Lemenille’s set design of
                                                                                                        the forest is brought to life with strings
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   Bards Cease Their Wandering
For a Stop at Garwood’s Crossroads
            By ERIC NIERSTEDT                              tion,” Mr. Allen, who has also worked           and we’ve been more successful do-
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times

   GARWOOD — Late last month,
on a Friday night, The Wandering
                                                           with local artists Tom Vella and the
                                                           Wayside, said. “We have to get it
                                                           ‘Bardified’ before we play it before
                                                                                                           ing this.”
                                                                                                              The group’s lineup and talents has
                                                                                                           certainly led the Bards to a unique
                                                                                                                                                              Brad Meltzer ‘Tells No Lies’
Bards, a folk-inspired quintet, brought                    anyone. But it’s a great thing to do            sound that mixes in folk, reggae, rock,
                                                                                                           Irish and European-style musical
                                                                                                           touches. They are also aided by Mr.
                                                                                                                                                            At Westfield’s Memorial Library
                                                                                                           Allen’s musical skill; Mr. McKay de-               By MARYLOU MORANO
                                                                                                                                                     Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                           scribes his band mate as having the
                                                                                                           ability to “turn anything into a musi-       WESTFIELD – Brad Meltzer, the
                                                                                                           cal instrument.’                          #1 New York Times bestselling author
                                                                                                              Mr. Allen more then demonstrated       of “The Book of Fate,” knits together
                                                                                                           his musical acumen at the Crossroads,     the unrelated mysteries of the Bibli-
                                                                                                           playing harmonica, accordion, jaw-        cal story of Abel’s murder at the hands
                                                                                                           harp and even playing a saw – all         of his brother, Cain, and the unsolved
                                                                                                           while singing in a voice that adapted     1932 death of the father of Jerry
                                                                                                           to every musical twist his band mates     Seigel, the creator of Superman, in
                                                                                                           threw at him.                             his latest thriller “The Book of Lies.”
                                                                                                              The other members were no                 Mr. Meltzer spoke to a standing-
                                                                                                           slouches either, whether playing          room-only audience at the Westfield
                                                                                                           reggae or their Mexican-influenced        Memorial Library (WML) on Satur-
                                                                                                           song “Love For Sale.” They also found     day, September 20, about his new
                                                                                                           time to put their own twists on the       book, as well as his struggles to be-
                                                                                                           Grateful Dead’s “Ripple” (calling         come a writer.
 The Wandering Bards; from left to right: Colin McKay, Mike Cardone, Ron Baumann, Ray Fyhr and Kenny Allen
                                                                                                           their version “how Bob Marley                “I sent out my first novel to 20
its energetic and unplugged show to because it helps to warm up the crowd would’ve played it”) and a version of                                      publishers and got 24 rejection no-
the Crossroads, filling the club with a before playing our original stuff.”                                the folk song “Froggy Went A’             tices,” he quipped. “They wanted to
style of music all its own, even when                        “We also try to stick with songs Courtin.” However, the night’s big-                    be sure I got the point.”
playing other artists’ songs.                              people don’t hear all the time; al- gest surprise was the Bards’ cover of                    “I was stubborn and young. [Soon
   Comprised of guitarist Colin though, it does change depending on the dance classic “Lady Marmalade.”                                              after] I started the book that would                       “ASK ME NO QUESTIONS, AND I’LL TELL YOU NO LIES...”Brooklyn
McKay, bassist Rob Baumann, vio- the venue,” added                                                                              The Bards also       become [the instant New York Times                         native Brad Meltzer, right, a New York Times bestselling author, came to the
linist Ray Fyhr, percussionist Mike Mr. McKay, who                                                                            developed a good       Bestseller] “The Tenth Justice,” he                        Westfield Memorial Library on September 20, to speak about “The Book of Lies.”
Cardone and vocalist/multi-instru- has played on and                                                                          rapport with the       continued.
mentalist Kenny Allen, the Bards off with Mr. Allen                                                                           audience before           “The Book of Lies” holds some of                        story. You are trying to get a judge and                    ing Superman and other DC Comics
began the show with a rhythm-driven and Mr. Cardone                                                                           and during the         Mr. Meltzer’s personal history as well.                    jury to believe your side of the story.”                    heroes, “Identity Crisis” and “The
cover of Elvis Presley’s “All Shook for 20 years.                                                                             show,      happily        While writing the book, his mother                         Mr. Meltzer’s research has taken                         Justice League of America.”
Up” before moving into an original                           While          the                                               thanking them for      was diagnosed with breast cancer and                       him all the way to the White House.                           “Mr. Meltzer’s visit resulted in a
and slightly dirty original called “Bardification”                                                                            “skipping        the   subsequently passed away.                                     “Someone from the Secret Service                         great time for everyone who attended
“Loose Juice.”                                             process can be                                                     [Presidential] de-        “The main character is also dealing                     read one of my books and got me in,”                        the program. He was funny and per-
   This set the tone for the evening, as difficult, the band                                                                  bate and coming to     with the loss of his mother,” the au-                      he said, adding that his visit occurred                     sonable. Everyone who commented
the set was divided between covers is committed to its                                                                        join us instead.”      thor said about his new book.                              “pre-9/11.”                                                 on their way out said they enjoyed the
and original material, all performed folky, acoustic                                                                          The Bards even            The author of seven best sellers                           Mr. Meltzer had also tried his hand                      program and were very pleased that
in the Bard’s unique style. This in- sound.                                         Crossroads crowd gets a “Bardification” managed to be en-        was raised in Brooklyn and Miami,                          at political drama on the small screen,                     they attended,” said Philip Israel, di-
cluded Mr. Allen’s John Popper-esque                         “It gives us a                                                   tertaining during      and is a graduate of Columbia Law                          when a few years ago he co-created                          rector of the WML.
[Blues Traveler front man] harmonica lot less equipment to carry,” said Mr. their sound check, as they said at one                                                                                              the television show, “Jack & Bobby.”                          For more information about the
work on the original song “Moods of Cardone, who passes on a drumset in point, “We need more on the fiddle,                                                                                                        He is also the author of the criti-                      author, visit his website at
the Ocean” and the Eastern European favor of a cajón, a square, Spanish he’s our main instrument. Without                                                                                                       cally acclaimed comic books, featur-                        bradmeltzer.com.
stomp on their cover of the Rolling drum on which he sits and beats like him, we’re like [Led Zepplin’s] Jimmy
Stones’ “Paint it Black.”                                  a box. “Plus, we all love this music, Page on acoustic.”                                                                                                                                       STA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TAKE THE STAGE
   “When it comes to covers, we do and we have a lot of fun playing it.                                       They also demonstrated great show-
have to work with our instrumenta- We’ve all tried doing ‘rock and roll,’ manship as they performed, not miss-                                                                                                                     WCP Presents Shakespeare ‘Comedy Night’
                                                                                                           ing a beat when Mr. Allen’s accor-
                                                                                                           dion strap broke on stage. In fact,
                                                                                                           once the song was finished and they                                                                    By SUSAN MYRILL. DOUGHERTY                                they escape through an enchanted for-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
                                                                                                           were able to check on the instrument,                                                                                                                            est to find themselves in the middle of
                                                                                                           the Bards continually called to ask if                                                                  WESTFIELD –Westfield Commu-                              magical mischievous doings.
                                                                                                           there was an “accordion doctor in the                                                                nity Players’ production of William                           The Athenian woods are the resi-
                                                                                                           house,” to which more then a few                                                                     Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s                           dence of King Oberon and Queen
                                                                                                           patrons responded.                                                                                   Dream reminds us, “The course of                            Titania. An impish character named
                                                                                                              The Bards brought the show and                                                                    love never did run smooth.”                                 Robin Goodfellow, but called Puck,
                                                                                                           the house down with their final num-                                                                    As one of the bard’s early com-                          casts spells as she sprinkles her en-
                                                                                                           ber, Charlie Daniel’s “The Devil Went                                                                edies, Midsummer is a convoluted                            chantments.
                                                                                                           Down to Georgia,” of which Mr. Allen                                                                 tale that intertwines two sets of                             Another set of characters, featur-
                                                                                                           said, “Every band with a fiddle has to                                                               couples that are in love, but not al-                       ing Nick Bottom the weaver and his
                                                                                                           do this one.”                                                                                        ways with each other.                                       crazy band of “rude mechanicals”
                                                                                                              More on the Wandering Bards can        School, a preamble to his career as                           Set during ancient Greek times, the                      (would-be actors), stumbles into the
                                                                                                           be found on wanderingbards.com.           novelist.                                                  play features Hermia and Lysander,                          same enchanted woods to rehearse a
                                                                                                                                                       “Law school prepares you for re-                         and Helena and Demetrius, who fall in                       play they hope to perform for the
                                                                                                                                                     search and writing. [It] gave me some-                     and out of love. When Hermia’s father                       marriage of Duke Theseus of Athens
                                                                                                                                                     thing to write about…a world, a uni-                       tries to force her to marry someone                         and Hippolyta, the Amazon Queen.
                                                                                                                                                     verse,” he explained in a question-                        other than the man she adores, sparks
                                                                                                                                                     and-answer session following his pre-                      of rebellion fly. The couples’ fates                          21 CONTINUED: ‘COMEDY’ NIGHT
                                                                                                                                                     sentation. “Every layer is telling a                       become even more entangled when


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