THE TIMES Serving Scotch Plains and Fanwood Since 1959 of Scotch Plains Fanwood USPS 485200 Published OUR 39th YEAR ISSUE NO. 36-98 Periodical Postage Paid at Scotch Plains, N.J. Thursday, September 3, 1998 Every Thursday 232-4407 FIFTY CENTS School Board Members Object to States School-to-Work Plan for High Schoolers By SUSAN M. DYCKMAN vice, paid or unpaid employment, a education, business and the commu- Board member Jean McAllister Specially Written for The Times school-related project or an appren- nity. Dr. Henry said the business ex- asked, I think youll hear thanks, During the August 27 special meet- ticeship program. The time commit- ecutives surveyed complained that but no thanks from districts like ing of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood ment would consist of not less than New Jersey high school and college ours. Board of Education, Dr. Thomas A. one day per week or the equivalent students are unprepared for the She also raised the possibility of Henry, Director of the State Office of thereof. workplace upon completion of their districts like Scotch Plains-Fanwood School-to-Career and College Initia- Dr. Henry defended the mandate, education. opting out of the school-to-career tives, spoke on the Structured Learn- saying it represents the merger of I believe what employers want are initiative. ing Experience mandated by the practical application and learning. students who can read, write, spell According to Dr. Henry, the stan- states Core Curriculum Content and It gives students an opportunity to and compute well, responded board dards are what they are, but the Cross Content Workplace Readiness see the relevance (of school work), member Jessica D. Simpson. Per- proposed code is not set in stone. Standards. he said. When students see the rel- haps we should consider introduc- He encouraged the board to draft Response from board members was evance, they do better and learn tion of values courses that teach stu- specific language that would work overwhelmingly negative. more. dents how to be responsible citizens for Scotch Plains-Fanwood students Implementation of the school-to- He estimated that 85 percent of and good workers. and submit it to the Department of career initiative calls for all 11th and SPFHSs juniors and seniors are al- Board member Morris H. (Butch) Education. 12th grade public and charter school ready doing something that qualifies Gillett questioned the wisdom of ask- Board President August Ruggiero students to participate in structured under the initiative. ing students to define a career path in asked Richard M. Meade and Mr. FIFTY YEARS OF SERVICE Fanwood Rescue Squad volunteers accept an learning experiences linked to a rec- honorary flag from Councilman William E. Populus, Jr., far right, in commemo- The standards, adopted in 1996, high school when most individuals Saridaki to prepare a statement on ration of the squads 50th anniversary this year. Squad members, pictured left ognized career major. were developed by content special- do not make that decision until their behalf of the board. to right, are: Captain Jeff Downing, John Oatis, Barbara Breuninger, Bill Work experience could include ists, kindergarten to grade 12 educa- second or third year of college. While Mr. Meade acknowledged Crosby, Bob Cruthers, Sue Davis and Ed Sargent. Please see a story on Page 10. volunteer activities, community ser- tors, and representatives of higher Their colleague, Edward J. the benefits of such a program for Saridaki, Jr., was concerned about certain schools, he said the state was Fanwood Planning Board Grants Approval pulling students out of class for man- imposing a solution that Scotch datory participation. Plains-Fanwood school children do Programs like this deprive stu- not need. dents of a sound educational pro- He wanted to know if the state To Second Chelsea Facility on South Avenue gram, he said. I benefited from a structured, regimented education. He faulted the state for not finding would back up this mandate with the funds to pay for implementation. Board Vice President Theresa By SUZETTE F. STALKER a lot next to the Fanwood Post Office, out from parents what they need, Larkin pointed out that, beyond ba- Specially Written for The Times currently occupied by an old, dilapi- relying instead on a survey of busi- sic graduation requirements, high A proposal by The Chelsea at dated house which has been vacant nesses. He claimed, The public is school students course selection is Fanwood to construct a second facil- for several years. It will be linked to fundamentally ignorant of this con- elective. ity on South Avenue got the green the original building by a breezeway cept. She pointed out that SPFHS pro- light August 26 from the borough on the top floor. Mr. Saridaki later asked what kind vides a comprehensive education that Planning Board, which endorsed the Plans for the new building were of flexibility individual districts have brings together students, parents and project with a 6-0 vote. first unveiled for the Planning Board to meet the requirements of the counselors to create an individual- The pending four-story structure, in June. The Chelsea was subse- school-to-career initiative. ized schedule. featuring a mix of senior housing quently granted a month-long exten- How you get there is your busi- The state is treading where it has and assisted living units, will stand sion in July to complete site plan ness, stated Dr. Henry. no business, declared Mrs. Larkin. adjacent to The Chelseas current revisions, which were detailed by the Three public hearings are sched- Board member Thomas A. Russos assisted living facility, which opened applicants representatives last week. uled as the verbiage of the adminis- comments addressed the issue of on the former Mansion Hotel site in In its initial proposal, The Chelsea trative code is fine tuned. It is ex- mandatory versus optional work ex- January of last year. had sought approval for 40 indepen- pected to take about 18 months to periences. The new facility will be erected on CONTINUED ON PAGE 10 nail down the final draft of the code. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10 Township Council Critical of Freeholder Boards Decisions on Environmental Group, Ashbrook Path File Photo By JEANNE WHITNEY measures, Tuesday, during an agenda Councilman William F. The 12-year-old Commission is NEW ADDITION ON THE WAY A second Chelsea at Fanwood building, to Specially Written for The Times meeting. McClintock, Jr., questioned the Free- made up of representatives of all 21 be constructed adjacent to the existing facility on South Avenue, will offer both Scotch Plains Township Council One move would create an Office holder action, saying, Why would municipalities in the county. senior housing and an assisted living wing on the top floor. The four-story members took a double shot at Union of Environmental Health eliminat- the county plan this thing...and not Mayor Papen said the Commis- structure was approved by the Fanwood Planning Board last week. County Board of Chosen Freeholder ing the existing Commission. An- talk to us? sion had done a fine job and en- other move plans an estimated According to a newspaper report, couraged council members to send a $200,000 walking trail through Freeholder Alexander Mirabella said STATE TOUTS FLEXIBILITY IN METHODS Ashbrook Reservation in Scotch funding for the trail would come letter to state Commissioner Robert Shinn detailing how the process went Plains. from the state and private sources. down. One local official suggested School-to-Work Plan on Schedule Weve been trying to get this for years, in Ashbrook, Mayor Joan Papen claimed. Wed like to be in on The Reservation also borders Edison and Clark Townships. Re- portedly, some local officials ex- that the county was looking to get direct control of the licensing fees connected with the department. In Face of Some Local Opposition the planning of this. pressed concern over the possibility Reportedly, the new Office of En- Evidently, Freeholders moved to of scaring off wildlife in the Reserva- vironmental Health will deal with air put the nature path through the 350- tion. and noise pollution, solid waste and acre county-owned Reservation, Township officials alternately ques- hazardous materials. volunteer activities, community ser- plan will be held before its adoption which is located primarily in Scotch tioned the county takeover of the Other council business included By JEANNE WHITNEY Specially Written for The Times vice, paid or unpaid employment, or next year. Plains, without notifying the town- Union County Regional Environmen- pursuit of a plan to eliminate the While the deadline for implemen- school-based enterprises have on stu- John Patella, a spokesman for the ship. tal Health Commission. Chairman of lowest responsible bidder clause tation draws closer, area educators dents academic and personal devel- NJSBA confirmed, We want to be a Mayor Papen explained that the the Commission, Andrew Snyder, from municipal contract require- increasingly express concern over opment. part of the process in defining the township originally turned over the indicated that he had not discussed, ments. Council members claimed that the New Jersey Department of Reportedly, Dr. Foley endorsed the regulations. We will be conveying wetlands property to the county with with the Freeholders, the virtual dis- the state mandate over using the low- Educations School-to-Work Initia- importance of preparing students for the concerns of local districts, to the the stipulation that it be made into a solution of the Commission before est bid caused problems. tive adopted as part its Core Cur- future careers. Dr. Foley said he hopes state. recreation facility. the change. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10 riculum standards two years ago. that the high school, in particular, Fights, Five Arrests at Terrill Road Nightclub The initiative requires not less will be able to maintain the basic than one day per week or the equiva- philosophy which underscores the lent of work-related activities from importance of a liberal arts educa- tion, and balance that philosophy After Superior Court Injunction Allows Opening students, in order to graduate from high school. Some have interpreted with the intrusive requirements of this as requiring only four days per the state. week be dedicated to academic sub- Last month, Westfield High School jects. Principal Dr. Robert G. Petix com- By JEANNE WHITNEY Township police indicated that reportedly feature dee-jays from popu- location for over 40 years. In the Westfield Superintendent of mented on the sate School-to-Work Specially Written for The Times more bouncers were in evidence lar New York City nightclubs. same report, a lawyer for the owners Schools Dr. William J. Foley attacked plan, saying, This will be a crucial The parking lot of a Scotch Club outside the club when it opened last According to a recent Star-Ledger said, We hope to reach an amicable the mandate last month, saying, How year for us because the state code is nightclub on the border of Plainfield Thursday night. report, the Ricciutti family has oper- resolution and...avoid the necessity can we be expected to meet our re- being rewritten so extensively and in was the site of five arrests last Thurs- The club was fined $2,000 in May ated a club at the same Terrill Road of continuing litigation. quirements in just four days? It is such a revolutionary way. Its effects day night when fights erupted out- after fire officials were unable to taking the notion of preparing kids will be profound and enduring in this side at closing time, 2 a.m. No weap- bring an ambulance through the park- and carrying it to some level of absur- school and on education in this state. ons were involved, according to po- ing lot to the club door. The estab- dity. The New Jersey School Boards lice, although one suspect went to the lishment was required to designate a In an August 6 letter made public Associations July/August issue of hospital with a broken jaw. fire lane near the entrance. from Director of the State Office of its publication, School Leader, writes, Lonnie Askew, 26, of Orange was Police officials said they did not School-to-Career and College Initia- NJSBA supports student instruc- charged with fighting and obstruction of know of any violations involving tion in skills that make it possible for justice. Shabazz McCoy, 27, Louis Th- tives, Dr. Thomas A. Henry stated, I ompson, 24 and Jason Lacroix, 25, all of underage drinking at the club. dont know why so many people are them to take their places as workers Reportedly, several weeks ago, in society. Further, we view learning Plainfield, were charged with fighting as misquoting [the code] and insisting was Clark Lang, 20, of Union. police temporarily shut down a that it is one day within the five-day experiences in the workplace as op- The busy nightspot, Club Malibu, doughnut shop across from the school week. Our intention is to al- portunities for developing work eth- on Terrill Road near the intersection Malibu until large numbers of after- low flexibility so that the student, ics and attitudes necessary for hold- of Route 22, remained open last hours customers from the nightclub their parents and the district can ing a job. Thursday after Scotch Plains fire of- dispersed from its parking lot. Other decide what is the most appropriate The NJSBA indicated, however, it ficials ordered the club closed last 24-hour eateries in Plainfield have experience for each student. did not support career choices being week for 30 days, and fined club drawn big crowds in the early morn- In the letter, written to Superinten- required from high school students owner Frank Ricciutti, $5,000. Fire ing hours after the club closes and dent Dr. Carol B. Choye of the Scotch as early as 11th grade. inspectors said they found 150 people police report car windows broken Plains-Fanwood school district and Reportedly, the state code also re- milling around outside the club, and bottles being thrown. later made public, Dr. Henry went on quires career awareness and explora- which holds 600. Friday nights at the Malibu are to say, This particular proposal is tion activities for students in kinder- Before a Superior Court injunction garten through eighth grade. reserved for teens and a club tele- founded on the significant research came down late Thursday afternoon, phone recording claimed security is that shows the positive effects that Hearings on the School-to-Work allowing the club to stay open, town- iron tight. Chief OBrien said po- ship police said they would arrest lice are usually in the neighborhood INDEX club owner Ricciutti if he attempted as well, when the club is open, pri- Jeanne Whitney for The Times County .......... Page 2 Mountainside Page 2 Social ............ Page 6 PARTY DOWN...Malibu, a nightclub on Terrill Road in Scotch Plains, re- to open the club that night. A court marily as a deterrent. mained open last week under a court injunction after township fire officials shut Editorial ........ Page 4 Obituaries ..... Page 9 Sports ............ Page 11 hearing is scheduled for Friday, Sep- The club is open for business on it down for 30 days the previous week. Five arrests were made outside the club Religious ....... Page 10 tember 25, on the fire code violation. Thursdays through Saturdays, and last Thursday, August 27. Page 10 Thursday, September 3, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION SCOTCH PLAINS School Bd. Members Object POLICE BLOTTER To School-to-Work Plan TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 • A resident of Jersey Avenue re- • Simeon Noel Jeune, 19, of Roselle ported that a car was damaged with a key was arrested and charged with obstruc- He said, Isnt one of the values Counselors worked with 550 stu- during the night while it was parked on tion of justice, authorities said, after he of volunteering the fact that it is dents during the 1997-98 school the roadway. allegedly refused to identify himself and voluntary? Dont we want kids to year. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 became loud and disruptive while police serve because they want to, not The board also approved a Sub- • A John Street resident reported a were investigating a report of rocks being because theyre being forced to? stance Abuse Treatment & Edu- home burglary in which someone gained thrown at a vehicle from another car. The boards Public Information cation Grant in the amount of entrance through a basement window SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 Coordinator Kathleen Meyer, $17,600 for grades kindergarten and removed a television. • A bicycle was reported stolen from THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 a residence on Church Street. It was later speaking as a citizen of Scotch through fourth for the 1998-99 • A bicycle was reported stolen from recovered by Fanwood police during an Plains, was the lone positive voice school year. a Country Club Lane residence. investigation in their jurisdiction. in the discussion. During the meeting, Business • Police reported that various objects SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 On July 30, a strategic plan was Administrator/Board Secretary in the Lenape Way area were defaced • Police reported that a pool house on approved that says this district val- Matthew A. Clarke announced that with graffiti. Breezy Court was broken into, but nothing ues initiative and creativity, she the modular classrooms at J. • A resident of Donamy Glen re- in the building appears to have been taken. said. To say that Im disappointed Ackerman Coles School received ported finding his alarm and a base- • Authorities revealed that a customer at the boards reaction would be an a certificate of occupancy on Au- ment window tampered with. Entry left without paying for gasoline at a Terrill understatement. gust 27. Modular classrooms at was not gained. Road service station. Dave Zinman of Fanwood dis- School One and Evergreen School EXCELLENCE IN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES...Overlook Hospi- tal, Summit, recently honored members of local first aid and rescue squads for agreed. If it looks like totalitarianism were scheduled for inspections this week. FANWOOD their outstanding contributions to emergency medical services during its Second Annual Excellence in Emergency Medical Services Awards Dinner held this and smells like totalitarianism, it is totalitarianism, he said. I urge It was announced that the Fa- cilities and Enrollment Task Force POLICE BLOTTER spring. Recipients of the Emergency Medical Technician Excellence Awards, the board to fight the codifica- is scheduled to meet this evening, left to right, are: back row, Lieutenant Lathey Wirkus, Township of Union tion. for a recap of the summers sub- WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 from the intersection of La Grande Av- Volunteer Emergency Medical Service; Edward Ransom, Callmens Emergency • A 17-year-old Plainfield resident enue and Staggard Place. Unit in Union; Harold C. Hill, Scotch Plains Volunteer Rescue Squad; Richard In other business, the board ap- committee activities. proved a yearly contract with Re- Regardless of what the task force was arrested and charged with burglary FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 A. Jackson, Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Dan Luna, Warren Town- and theft in connection with a break-in • James Lofton, 28, of Plainfield was ship Rescue Squad; front row, John Miksch, Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer solve Community Counseling Cen- ultimately recommends, Superin- arrested and charged with obstruction for which occurred at a Burns Way home in First Aid Squad; Gloria Simpson, Springfield First Aid Squad, and Edward ter, Inc. in the amount of $127,100. tendent of Schools Dr. Carol B. July, according to police. allegedly giving false information and Schmelz, Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Not pictured are William Thirty-thousand dollars of the Choye announced that no major The suspect, who allegedly stole a identification to a police officer during a Cooper, Chatham Emergency Squad; Paul Vickery, Summit First Aid Squad; annual fee is funded by grant changes will take place by Sep- bicycle and tools from the home, was motor vehicle stop on Terrill Road, au- money. tember, 1999. transported to the Juvenile Detention thorities said. Fanwood Rescue Squad Plans The contract between the dis- Enrollment for the start of the Center in Elizabeth, authorities said. The suspect, who police said was also trict and Resolve to provide indi- 1998-1999 school year, beginning • A juvenile reported being assaulted wanted on warrants out of Plainfield, vidual and group counseling ser- this Wednesday, September 8, is by two other youths at La Grande Park, South Plainfield and Highland Park, was Exhibit for 50th Anniversary vices to district students and their up to 4,350 about 50 students according to police. Complaints have turned over to Plainfield authorities, families was first enacted in 1983. over last year. been signed against the juveniles who Fanwood police confirmed. allegedly committed the assault, authori- • Jon Campbell, 20, of North ties said. Plainfield and Justin Browne, 19, of FANWOOD This year, the 36-member organization is staffed SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 Piscataway were charged with underage Fanwood Volunteer Rescue Squad entirely by volunteers, and depends Fanwood Planning Board • Jason Tucker, 19, of Scotch Plains, possession of alcohol on Terrill Road, is celebrating its 50th anniversary on donations from community resi- along with two juveniles, were charged according to police. Both suspects were of service to the community. dents for its survival. with causing criminal mischief for alleg- released on their own recognizance. Grants Approval to Chelsea edly breaking windows at a Terrill Road SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 Formed in 1948 by members of It responds annually to approxi- business, authorities said. • Carl Simpson of Scotch Plains and the Fanwood Fire Company, the mately 525 calls for emergency aid, Tucker was released on his own recog- Damar Shannon of New Brunswick, and provides other non-emergency CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 nizance. The juveniles, one a 15 year old both 18, and a 16-year-old Scotch Plains services as well. from North Plainfield and the other a 17 resident were each charged with posses- The Rescue Squad has invited dent senior living residences, with Paul Adison, an architect with year old from Scotch Plains, were re- sion of two bicycles, police said. Fanwood residents to visit their six additional units designated for Kanalstein, Danton and Johns of leased to the custody of their parents, One of the bicycles had been stolen assisted living. The revised plan Cherry Hill, exhibited the floor according to police. from Scotch Plains and the other had planned exhibit during Fanny Wood THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 been taken in Fanwood. The suspects Day on Sunday, September 27. approved by the board last week plans for the proposed building, provides 31 units for senior hous- which will feature a combination of • A street sign was reported stolen were released on their own recognizance. Volunteers will be on hand to ing and 15 for assisted living. one- and two-bedroom units. He display their brand new ambulance, Once the second building is fin- also produced a computer-gener- and will present a pictorial history of the past 50 years. ished, The Chelseas twin facilities ated illustration for the board show- Recent Home Sales will extend from 277 to 295 South ing how the facility would impact Avenue. Kathy Ryan, Executive Di- the site. rector at The Chelsea at Fanwood, Professional planner Susan SCOTCH PLAINS Rohan Douglas to Dean and Judith Cannonball House told The Times on Monday the new facility would likely be completed Gruel, who had discussed the grow- ing need for senior housing and Carole Urbach to John and Cheryl Wilkinson, 3 Indian Run, $270,000. Mouckas, 2044 Newark Avenue, $248,000. To be Open Sunday around the spring or early summer assisted living facilities during the Planning Boards June meeting, Guy Buonpane, Sr. to Michael and Jayne Tsipas, 2264 Sunrise Court, Stephen Buell to Hubert Chemla, 11 Oxford Road, $345,000. of next year. SCOTCH PLAINS The Board members rendered their described the proposal as an in- $190,000. Peter Neumann to David Frick and Osborn Cannonball House, lo- decision following approximately herently beneficial use of the prop- Susan Kobliska, 326 Jerusalem Road, cated at 1840 Front Street in 90 minutes of testimony from four erty. Councilmans Family $155,000. William Feury to Satish and Snehal BUDDING TALENT Thirteen- Scotch Plains, will be open to witnesses called by Chelsea attor- She noted that the anticipated year-old Falyn Marsella of Scotch visitors this Sunday, September Escorts Miss NJ to 1998 Tamhankar, 2111 Algonquin Drive, ney Brian Burns. building, which will have 87 park- $268,000. Plains attended Stagedoor Manor, a 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. ing spaces, represents a very low- Miss America Contest theater camp in the Catskills, this The Chelsea sought several vari- William Davis to Natalie and Martha The Historical Society of ances from the board in connection intensity, quiet use, with low park- Klufas, 1710 Cooper Road, $195,000. summer. Youngsters age 8 to 17 In a little over two weeks from now Scotch Plains and Fanwood with the application, including one ing demands and traffic volume, • Dave Ray to Peggy Greene, 218 spend three weeks rehearsing 11 maintains the old salt box farm on Saturday, September 19, this years shows, which are then performed for permitting the building to stand 45 and not a lot of on-site activity. Miss New Jersey, Stephanie Ferrari, Myrtle Avenue, $145,500. house, built circa 1760, as a feet high exceeding the 35 feet Mrs. Gruel said The Chelsea has • James Sangiacomo to William and the public either at one of Stagedoors will compete for the Miss America title five theaters or at one of the nearby museum. permitted under borough zoning also proposed significant architec- Christine Purcell, 414 Warren Street, Costumed docents will give in Atlantic City. $154,000. Catskills resorts. Among the regulations. tural and landscaping measures to During the contest events, Miss Stagedoor alumni who later found tours of the house and surround- • Charles Carr to Ross and Tobi The current four-story facility make the facility blend with the Ferrari will be accompanied as have Feldman, 2253 Westfield Avenue, show business success are actresses ing gardens. There is no admis- houses 68 assisted living units, in- surrounding area. Jennifer Jason Leigh and Mary sion charge. the last 12 Miss New Jerseys by the $205,000. Stuart Masterson. cluding a second-floor Country Eugene Bellamy, Deputy Chief of wife of Scotch Plains Councilman Rob- • Douglas Lange to Michaeline Cottage section for residents af- Fanwoods Fire Prevention Bureau, ert Johnston, Sally Johnston. Hamilton, 24 Burnham Court, $165,500. flicted with dementia who cannot voiced concern about whether the Mrs. Johnston will join Miss New • Sumit Roy to Srikant and Chandrika Donations of Used Automobiles easily mix with the rest of the facilitys occupants. fire department would have suffi- cient access to the front of the new Jersey as her chaperone, for five days in Disney World, in Florida, as part of the Mukerjee, 2668 Deer Path, $277,500. • Joseph Ciufia, Sr. to Michael Ciufia, 218 Scotland Street, $168,000. Chelsea representative Leonard building, noting that Post Office cus- pre-contest activities. Can Help Kidney Foundation Hirschhorn said the 15 assisted liv- ing units on the new buildings tomers currently park their vehicles along that section of the street. From there, they will fly a chartered plane to Atlantic City on Labor Day, FANWOOD Michael Tierney to Richard and Robin Gasson, 14 Shady lane, $294,000. The National Kidney Foundation research, treatment, and cure of kid- fourth floor would also be a Coun- He mentioned the possible desig- according to the Miss America contest Donald Campbell to Danny and of New York and New Jersey is ask- ney, urological, and hypertensive dis- try Cottage setting. nation of a fire zone in front of the schedule. Catherine Prelusky, 132 Vinton Circle, ing people to donate their used cars eases for more than 50 years. He also revealed that each build- planned facility. Such a measure Mrs. Johnstons involvement in the $222,500. to help the organization. Donors may The foundation receives no gov- ing would be equipped with an el- would have to be pursued through event began years earlier with Union Scott Higgins to Gwenn qualify for a tax deduction for the fair ernment funding and relies solely on evator which could easily accom- the New Jersey Department of County pageants that were sponsored Simmermacher, 96 Madison Avenue, market value of their car. the public and corporate sector for modate stretchers a key concern Transportation, however, since by the Jaycees, according to her hus- $206,000. The foundation will arrange to the support of its programs. among board members since stretch- South Avenue is a state highway. band, Councilman Johnston. William Kawaskis to Michael transport donors used cars free of For more information, please call ers do not fit comfortably into the The new building, like its prede- Over the past several years, Miss Rancourt and Julie Evans, 184 Vinton charge, and will send donors a letter the National Kidney Foundation of present buildings elevator. cessor, will be in compliance with I- New Jersey has addressed the Scotch Circle, $199,500. acknowledging their gift. Gifts of real New York and New Jersey at (800) Mr. Hirschhorn stated that, in 2 code (institutional use) regula- Plains Council in a public meeting. • Marilyn Suter to Brian Garbinski, estate and construction equipment are 63-DONATE. addition to a Wellness Director who tions, which cover construction and Miss Ferrari is a Glen Rock resident. 65 Midway Avenue, $134,000. accepted by the foundation as well. Information filed with the Attor- will oversee the entire building, the fire safety issues at places such as Donors may consult their tax advi- ney General concerning this chari- new facility will have a full-time nursing homes and assisted living sors for details pertinent to their spe- cific situations. The National Kidney Foundation table solicitation may be obtained from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling (973) licensed practical nurse to super- vise the Country Cottage section, which he said would provide proper facilities, Chelsea officials main- tained. Planning Board Chairman Gre- Jeffrey Bloch Helps Uncover of New York/New Jersey is a volun- tary, not-for-profit health organiza- tion which has been dedicated to the 504-6215. Registration with the At- torney General does not imply en- dorsement. security measures for the special needs residents. Rocco Palmieri, an engineer and gory S. Cummings read a report from the boroughs Environmental Commission which expressed con- Science Wonders at Institute Vice President of Schoor DePalma cern that the building will tower SCOTCH PLAINS Jeffrey A. Now in its 32nd year, Operation in Parsippany, reviewed a dozen over the neighboring Post Office Bloch, the son of Ricardo and Catapult offers students a hands-on revisions which were made to the and detract from the boroughs sub- Remedios Bloch of Scotch Plains, learning experience at Rose- applicants site plan. urban image. was among 105 senior high school Hulman, which specializes in engi- The Chelsea will assume respon- Board members, after weighing students from 34 states and the Dis- neering and science education. Par- sibility for maintaining a storm drain the testimony and various concerns trict of Columbia who completed sci- ticipants are challenged to resolve easement along the easterly side of surrounding The Chelsea proposal, entific and engineering projects this problems in areas dealing with the property; create a walkway lead- concurred that the positives of the summer during Operation Catapult chemistry; electrical, mechanical ing to the rear entrance of the facil- planned facility outweighed any at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Tech- and civil engineering, and computer ity, add a connection enabling the negative aspects. nology in Terre Haute, Indiana. science. fire department to hook into the Board Vice Chairman Jack Jeffrey, a student at Scotch Plains- Beginning July 12, student teams buildings sprinkler system, install Molenaar noted that the facility Fanwood High School, was part of a worked on their projects over a three- a water line and fire hydrant at the was exactly where it should be team which researched, designed and week period. They also got an early ROAD RACE PARTNERS...David Trumpp, left, and Wilfred Coronato, Re- back of the building, and extend a from a planning perspective, add- built a device which hurled a Frisbee look at college life by attending lec- publican candidates for Fanwood Borough Council, showed their support for fence around the perimeter of the ing that it would also be aestheti- more than 15 feet without human tures by Rose-Hulman faculty and CONTACT We Care by participating in the organizations 5K road race on parking lot, among other provisions, cally pleasing and would bring control. living in a residence hall. August 22. Mr. Coronato ran the race and Mr. Trumpp assisted as a race marshal for the annual event. Mr. Palmieri explained. people to the downtown. Township Council Critical Of Freeholders Decisions CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Officials cited the townships dis- Earlier this year, the council ap- covery earlier this year that two own- proved the street name change at the ers of a company awarded a $1.7 request of Congregation Beth Israel. million township sewer contract were The temple is the only address on the awaiting sentencing on bid-rigging street. convictions. Area neighbors challenged the Mayor Papen called the lowest- name change at the time of the bidder mandate obsolete. Adding public hearing but were unable to that, It hurts the towns, now. sway a majority of the council in The Mayor recommended lobby- delaying a vote. Some neighbors ing the League of Municipalities and objected to traffic from temple ac- state legislators to rescind the re- tivities and a pay telephone in the quirements. temple parking lot, that attracted loiterers. BUDDING ENGINEER Jeffrey Bloch of Scotch Plains, right, helps teammate In other business, the council said Michael Morita of Sunnyvale, California, put the finishing touches on their it received a petition from neighbors The council noted Tuesday, that Frisbee Thrower project during the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technologys in the Kramer Manor neighborhood, the telephone had been removed from Operation Catapult. The team researched, designed and constructed a device asking that the street name be changed the lot, and a meeting was scheduled which hurled a Frisbee more than 15 feet without human control. Operation back to Cliffwood Street from Sha- between the neighbors and temple Catapult, conducted July 12 to 31, allowed high school students to explore their lom Way. leaders, as promised. interests in science and engineering.