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    Letter to the Editor
    by Louis Beckerman
    October 20, 2014

    To the Editor:   In a council conference meeting on March 4, 2014, Councilman Marcus gave a passionate and lengthy disser...

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    Checchio Blasts SP Times Editorial Paid for by Republicans
    by Ralph Checchio
    October 19, 2014

    Dear Editor: It’s with interest that I read the editorial in The Scotch Plains Times, which was published and distributed by...

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    Who Is Controlling The Scotch Plains Democrats?
    by Marc Ginsberg
    October 17, 2014

    To the Editor:   Today I reviewed the online State Mandated ELEC (Election Law Enforcement Commission) Reports of the Sco...

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    Fanwood Station Riders Deserve Equity
    by Russ Huegel and Kevin Boris
    October 14, 2014

    Dear Editor:    We were disappointed and angry  to learn of New Jersey Transit's decision to not expand dir...

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    Michael Brien Has a Political Agenda
    by Bo Vastine
    October 9, 2014

    Michael Brien has been attending a lot of Council Meetings lately and offering his "objective" opinion at the microphone and...

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    In Defense Of Surgent's Elite in Westfield
    by Lauren Weiss
    October 7, 2014

    Planning a birthday party for your child? Entertainment, check! Pizza, check! Cake, check! Contract,  well ...   Thi...

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    It's Time to Bring Our Community Back
    by Patrick Bartels
    October 6, 2014

    I was born and raised in Scotch Plains. It is a great place to live and raise a family. However and most recently our predominately Re...

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    Property Taxes in Scotch Plains
    by Bo Vastine - Scotch Plains Councilman
    October 3, 2014

    I think we pay too much in property taxes in Scotch Plains and throughout all of New Jersey. There are a number of reasons why this is...

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    Addressing the Town Council Circus
    by Albert Muller
    September 15, 2014

    To the Editor: Many of us have witnessed the circus that stems from our Town Council and the attempt at passing this Capital Bond ...

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    BOE elections should not be politicized
    by Trip Whitehouse
    September 11, 2014

    To the Editor: Since at least the mid 1980’s, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School district has been able to act in a non-partis...

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    Letter: Sick days protect workers, and their co-workers
    by Douglas Johnston
    August 27, 2014

    To the Editor: It started with a 102.4 fever, aches all-over, coughs, congestion...  misery for two weeks (and counting!). Someti...

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    New Jersey Scores Poorly in AARP Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard
    by Richard Satyavan
    July 29, 2014

    AARP recently released the AARP Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Scorecard —“Raising Expectations”— whic...

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    Working to Create Good-Paying Jobs
    by Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-07)
    July 11, 2014

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed two more jobs bills this week that continue to give employers the tools they need to hire mor...

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    Letter of Gratitude to the Fanwood Recreation Commissioners
    by Mayor Colleen Mahr
    June 27, 2014

    To The Editor:   As we begin another summer of fun activities in our parks, I want to express my gratitude  ...

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    Support Mr. T's Grammy Nomination
    June 4, 2014

    Dear Editors:   I am a former student of Vincent Turturiello, a music educator in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood school distri...

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    Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Hopes “One Seat” Ride will be Expanded
    by Raritan Valley Rail Coalition
    April 7, 2014

    Dear Editor: The “One Seat Ride” sub-committee of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC) recently met to discuss str...

  • Clarity on Shady Rest
    by Marc Ginsberg
    March 21, 2014

    I have heard and read the recent back and forth regarding the Shady Rest repairs and Preservation and am trying to work through the fi...

  • The Real Truth
    by Sylvia Hicks
    March 20, 2014

    In response to the March 4, 2014, Town Council decision to repair the Shady Rest Clubhouse:  As the Chairman of the “Pr...

  • Behavior at March 4 Township Council Meeting Was 'an Embarrassment'
    by Albert Muller
    March 11, 2014

    Behavior at March 4th Town Council Meeting Was an Embarrassment   To the Editor: I attended the March 4th town counci...

  • A Fond Farewell
    by By Mindy Scarlett
    March 6, 2014

    To the Editor: I want to take this opportunity to thank the businesses, town officials, teachers, and residents of Fanwood and Sco...

  • The Inconvenient Truth
    by By Councilman Bo Vastine
    March 5, 2014

    Scotch Hills…The Shady Rest… is one of great assets of Scotch Plains, the game of golf, and the African American communi...

  • Tax Relief Instead of Bridge Gate Probe
    by Albert Muller
    February 24, 2014

    Dear Senator Scutari, Assemblywoman Stender and Assemblyman Green: I was wondering how much taxpayers money have been budgeted for...

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    Important Information from the Westfield Board of Health
    by Lawrence D. Budnick, MD President, Westfield Board of Health
    January 16, 2014

    To the Editor: The Westfield Board of Health met on January 6 for its annual reorganization meeting.  Four new members were a...

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    MLK Day of Service
    January 12, 2014

    January 20 is fast approaching and with is there will be many opportunities to volunteer as part of the MLK Day of service. To fi...

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    Snow Storm Alert
    by Kevin Glover
    January 2, 2014

    In anticipation of a major snowstorm that is expected to hit our Township beginning Thursday January 2, I want you to know that our De...