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M cDermott, Jacobson Vie for M ayor’s Post By PAUL J. PEYTON

th ree and five years for capitul projects to town government. He is Westfield voters will go the polls joined on the Republican ticket by Tuesday to select a Mayor and at P eter Echausse, Mr. Betancourt, least one new Town Council m em ­ Karen Trzesniowski and Jay Boyle, ber. TWo-term Muyor Thomas C. running in the First through Fourth Jardim and four-term Second Ward Wards, respectively. Councilman James J. Gruba are not In addition to Mr. Ziff, joining seeking reelection. Mrs. Jacobson on the Democratic Democrats are looking to hold onto tic k e t are in cum bents. Curl A. the mayor’s office and three seals on Salisbury in the First Ward, Claire the council this election cycle. Re­ Lazarowitz in the Third Ward and publicans have concentrated on w in­ Lawrence A. Goldman, running for a ning back the mayor's seat. If Re­ third term in the Fourth Ward. David B Cortwn lev Th« WnM M Laador WHERE THEY STAND ON THE ISSl!ES...During the forum for Westfield Town Council candidates, co-sponsored by Tht Westfield Leader and the Westfield publicans sweep Tuesday, they would Councilman Goldman was part of Area league of Women Voters, Leader Publisher Horace R. Corbin posed tough questions to mayoral and council hopefuls. Pictured, left to right, are: Democrats, take a commanding 9-0 majority on the 1996 Democratic ticket that heal Councilman Lawrence Goldman, Councllwoman Claire IJiarowltz, council candidate William Ziff, Councilman Carl Salisbury, Mayoral candidate Susan the governing body. A Dem ocrat Republicans, winning the mayor’s Jacobson, Mr. Corbin, and Republicans, Mayoral candidate and Councilman Gregory S. McDermott, and council candidates Peter Echausse, Rafael Betancourt, sweep would give that party a 5-4 office and two council scats in the Karen Trzesniowski and Jay Boyle. advantage. Democrats have never had process. John J. Walsh, the other part a majority on the council. of the ticket, resigned at the end of Mayor Jardim, who was the first last year and was replaced by Ms. Democrat elected Mayor in 85 years Lazarowitz. when he won in 1996, is instead Republicans have held a 5-4 edge serving us the campaign manager for on the council three of the past lour Muyoral contender Susan Jacobson, years. Democrats, meanwhile, have a former four-term Westfield Board stressed the need to continue twoof Education member. party government in Westfield. Prior tim e,” D irector o f A thletics Ed She faces opposition in the form of to their victory four years ago the By MELISSA BETKOWSKI even female coaches have limited Head Girls' Spring Track Coach Specially Written for The Westfield Leader Tranchina said. second-term First Ward Councilman access to the most basic facilities, Nancy Carpenter said that the Girls’ G O P enioyed a 8-1 majority. The Westfield Board of Education The facility, proposed forconstrucGregory S. McDermott, the son of such as restrooms. Athletic Complex "has been a long Mr. Goldmun, during last week's held a special meeting on Monday, tion adjacent to the existing Field former state Senator and ex-Union They spoke of past situations when time coming. The girls deserve a candidates’ forum, plugged some of House on the side nearer the high October 30, to discuss the upcoming County Republican Chairmun, Frank the girls' teams used the locker room place to call their own." the laws he has helped bring to town school bond referendum, sel to be school, would not only house a girls’ X. McDermott. at Edison Intermediate School, but Ms. Carpenter said that the need us Laws and Rules Cbmmittee Chair­ locker room, but a weight room, not decided by voters in a special elec­ The race to fill the Second Ward with 84 members of the G irls' Track for this facility in its most basic level man the past four years. only for use by the girls teams, but vacancy is between Republican and tion on December 12. and Field team last spring, the locker is about equity. In the spring, Ms. Mr. Goldman has worked to create The main focus o f this special which would be open for use by all form er town p ro secu to r Rul'acl room is too small. Carpenter said, there is no plaee for o rd in a n c e s to ban p o litical athletes. Betancourt and local attorney W ill­ meeting was to decide if the board "It should work, but it didn’t," she the girls, with their belongings kept fundraising in town buildings and to "Weight training has become an iam Ziff, a Democrat, to replace would put the referendum to the vot­ said. require the town to seek competitive track-side. integral part of conditioning," Ms. ers in one question, covering the Councilman Gruba. Mr. Hornish spoke of girls chang­ proposals for professional services Ms. Carpenter, Tom Hornish, Head Mrs. Jacobson has cited her lead­ Carpenter said. entire $21,495,000 for the renova­ G irls’ Cross-Country coach and Jen­ ing in unorthodox places in the high such as for engineering and other Board Member Kimberly Rhodes ership as Vice President and later tions to W estfield H igh School school, such as bathrooms or class­ consulting matters. The councilman nifer Buccino, Assistant Girls’ Track agreed, saying “the weight room is President of the local school board (WHS) and the construction o f the rooms. He told of bathrooms in the also helped initiate an exterior prop­ Coach, told a tale of desperate ineq­ combined with her leadership post as an important factor in overall physi­ proposed G irls' Athletic Complex, high school being taken over by field erty maintenance code in town. uity between the girls teams and the Vice President of the Union County C o u n c ilm a n Salisbury nun tmlo l » cal health.” hockey or soccer equipment at the or in two questions, separating the boys teams which have three-season Mr. Tranchina assured the board Chamber of Commerce. would like to be reelected in order to end of the aay as girls scramble to approximately $20 million for the access to the locker rooms at Gary The candidate also chaired the continue to work in the direction of that the weight room, if built in the prepare for practice or games. WHS renovations and $1.2 million Kehler Stadium. school board's finance com m ittee reducing, if not eliminating, annual “They really need a place, i t ’s CONTINUED ON PAGE A l l for the G irls' Athletic Complex. In addition. Mrs. Buccino spoke of during her last year on the board. She tax increases to support the munici­ retired from the board in 1999 after pal budget. 12 years. His opponent, Mr. Echausse, has As the election takes place, the stressed the need for the town to This edition o f The Westfield town is in the planning stages to develop a long-range improvement le a d e r has been mailed to every construct a parking deck at a cost plan that would also help officials to re sid e n t in W estfield and estimated to be in the $10 million better forecast the impact on prop­ Mountainside to inform voters range. The deck location is planned erty tuxes in advance. Mr. Echausse of the issues and of the candi­ on existing surface lots located at is a credit analyst with a background dates. Similarly, our sister pa­ Emily’s List is unregulated on how from both camps with the Federal By PAUL J. PEYTON Elm and Prospect Streets. C andi­ in municipal finance. per, The Times o f Scotch Plains/ Specially Written for The Westfield leader much it spends in campaigns. How­ Election Commission (FEC). dates on both sides of the political Mr. Ziff, running in the Second Fanwood has been mailed to ever, the organization cannot work Both are locked in a tight race to With a week to go. Congressional aisle have supported a deck. Early in Ward against Mr. Betancourt, has everyone there. Please vote Tues­ with a campaign in producing adver­ fill the open seat in the House of candidates Maryanne S. Connelly of the campaign, however, Council Re­ said he believes the hiring of a pro­ day, November 7. tisements. R epresentatives for New Jersey's Fanwood and Michael A. Ferguson publicans and candidates indicated fessional planner would help the town Look for the candidates dis­ Ms. Mayol reiterated the Ferguson Seventh District, long held by Re­ continue to criticize each o th er's they would not vote in favor of deck cussing their views on TV 34,35 CONTINUED ON PAGE A l l Cam paign’s charges against Mrs. publicans, which has been filled for cam paigns, with com plaints filed on the South Avenue train station lot. and36. Research their positions Connelly, stating that, as a Fanwood the past eight years by GOP United C ouncil D em o crats and see up-to-date voting results Mayor and Councilwoman, she voted States Senate candidate Bob Franks. had pushed for a deck on on the In te rn e t at to raise property taxes seven times, The New Jersey Democratic Coor­ the south side but de­ www.goleader.com. or 87 percent, over a period of 13 dinated Campaign has charged Mr. cided to back the north We use this edition to present years. F erguson’s parents, Thom as and side plan when it was ourselves to those of you who Mrs. Connelly has accused Mr. Roberta Ferguson o f Spring Lake, apparent they did not are not subscribers. I believe good Ferguson of advocating a $3 trillion with funneling funds into a personal have the votes for a Sou th newspapers help communities, tax cut for the rich, which would account belonging to their son, who Avenue facility. and that's what we’re trying to leave the Social Security “lock box,” used the funds to pay for his second Mr. M cDerm ott and do. Please join us and subscribe. which he supports, empty. congressional campaign in two years. his running-m ates are Horace R. Corbin, Publisher Ms. Mayol said that Mrs. Connelly The charge was backed up in com­ campaigning on bringis trailing in polls and thus her cam ­ plaints filed with the FEC and the paign appears to be desperate and United States Justice Department by has turned to launching personal at­ party leaders. tacks against Mr. Ferguson and his In a letter from the Coordinated family. Campaign, nicknamed Win 2000, to Meanwhile, in recent days, Mrs. Mr. Ferguson, and signed by New Connelly has turned to her pro-choice Jersey’s seven Congressional Demo­ stance on abortion, compared Mr. crats, the Congressm en said they Ferguson’s anti-abortion position, in "strongly condemn this seemingly all cases. She held a pro-choice rally illicit money-funneling plan.” outside her Union campaign office They asked the candidate to return last week, at which she was joined by “hundreds of thousands of dollars in former Vice Presidential contender question,” and to pull all television Geraldine Ferraro. ads they charge were paid for through M rs. C o n n e lly h a s said Mr. this money. Ferguson supports Governor George "The accusation has no merit. It is W. Bush’s plan to privatize Social just another example o f her (Mrs. Security, a plan she and other Demo­ C onnelly’s) negative personal at­ crats said would drain the Trust Fund tacks," said Annie Mayol, spokes­ o f $ l trillion over the first lO yearsof woman for Mr. Ferguson. the program. Mr. Ferguson has said Ferguson Campaign Manager Dan he supports privatization as an op­ Quinonez has said the candidate and tion to extend the solvency of the his siblings were given money as part program, although he does not sup­ o f their parents’ estate planning. port any particular program. Democrats say the gift exceeds the The Connelly Campaign has also Ingrid McKinley for The WestfiekJ Leader $l,000-per-election donation limit. COLORFUL AND COLORING..This cited Mrs. Connelly’s 20-plus years In a separate matter, the Ferguson youngster enjoyed adorning her Co­ Campaign filed a complaint with the in the d istric t as a resid en t o f lonial craft during a recent festival at Fanwood, versus Mr. Ferguson, who FEC over what they have said is an the Miller-Cory House Museum last cm TV»iH *■ only !wjv?d into the district in Janu­ “ *“ - month. The histone landmark gener- lUWgtu vv/ui uiim us/x wm ary. oukly offers tours, i gift shop «nd Sujata Tejwani, Mrs. Connelly’s special demonstrations for the public paign and Emily’s List, a pro-abor­ Ingrid McKinley for The Westfield Leader Canpaign M anager, accused Mr. tion rights advocacy group which and recently participated In the Four A WITCH A GOBLIN AND A COWGIRL...During the Westfield Y Men’s Club’s annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, Ferguson o f trying to duck out o f a Centuries In a Weekend celebration has endorsed Mrs. Connelly. all kinds of costumed residents gathered to conjure up some holiday spirit. The parade, which started at the Elm Street CONTINUED ON PAGE A-12 sponsored by Union County's Divi­ As an issues advocacy group, Field, drew lots of spooky characters to join In the marching throughout town. sion of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Specialty Written for The Westfield Inkier

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Ihat such revamping of our current system of properly taxation would re­ quire nothing less than nn amendment to die New Jersey State Constitution. But constitutions were not dictated on Ml. Sinai: they cannot remain fixed in stone for all eternity while the world they govern continues, inevitably, to change. A tax plan such ns the one suggested would, I am certain, go a long way to remedy the injustice inherent in our present system of municipal taxation. For example, a working family and a widow with identical real estate valu­ ations, the former, say. with two chil­ dren in the public schools, the widow living off a meager monthly Social Security check and having no assets besides her house and property, would, no longer, pay identical municipal taxes. Dr. Ferdinand (lajewski Westfield

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Backhanded (boxing) - insincere, ogram and is doing little to help A m other write*: spiteful; roundabout. Jack Broughton mself I keep believing that Tom will Do you think TV it a boob tube? only lost once in his long illustrious change. But how long should I wait? Frequently. I find myself disagreeing career and that was to a braw ler. Jack Answer: For as long as it takes Tom with friends or acquaintances regard­ Slack, who broke Broughton's nose lo receive and respond lo counseling A ing the value of TV. I say ii has value in with a backhand blow. A backhanded drug addiction (and selling drugs) is that one can learn a lot about the past punch in boxing has long been outnot in the quick-cure category and Tom and present Others say it wastes one’s lawed, because the hack of a boxing does not impress me as motivated to time and mind, it deters children from glove has little padding and. therefore, resolve much If you take him back, concentrating on school work and it is is very destructive. A backhanded com­ nothing will get better; situations usu­ a short cut to escapism. Your view, pliment is flattery of the insincere ally worsen. If you really care about please variety. And, while il might he less you, and your son's welfare, go on with Answer The expression boob tube lethal than a hackhanded blow deliv­ your life and put a hold on any "love" is an overused phrase which says that ered to one's face, it can. nevertheless, you may feel for Tom. Remember the there is no positive value in watching have an unpleasant psychological im­ words of the singing group. The TV, I disagree One has to be selective Supremes, who wisely sang “Stop in pact on die person to whom it is di­ in regard fo the programs watched, the name of love, before you break my rected. and the amount of time spent watch­ heart"! ing; plus, one has to he clear in refer­ ence to what needs are being met in this pastime. TV viewing can be a problem if it becomes an obsession or a substitute for other healthy outlets being involved in relationships, ful­ filling educational ex p ectatio n s Saving Central Business District by Building (homework, study), fulfilling respon­ sibilities whether at home, at one's Parking Deck May Hinder Town Growth churcli/temple (or other affiliations, when appropriate), etc. It should not die conduct of the utility A parking au­ I can remember, not too long ago, when impact negatively on motivation and thority would, on die other hand, have near our nation s military leaders used to tell us the goal to succeed. tola) independence from die council Our lhat they "had to destroy a village in order When viewed in moderation, watch­ Memorial Pool Utility has worked very to save it." In Westfield, our municipal ing TV can be educational, enjoyable well; a parking utility would be much leaders now tell us thal they have lo raise and relaxing One can learn aboul past parking meter and permit fees for every­ more in keeping with past Westfield gov­ and present with the History Channel, one who parks in Westfield in order lo erning body successful practices. Filially whal is die whole cost of a build a picking deck to "save the Central and so on. One can feel good when Prospect/Elm parking deck? We have heaid Business District (CBD).” t watching movies, weekly dramas or construction estimates in the range of ten Recently.during a televised Town'Councomedies. To each his own taste! I do million dollars. What will die cost be of cil meeting, one of our elected officials believe that parents should play a re­ condemnation? What will the loss of tax said that a parking deck located between sponsible role in helping to decide payments he from the condemnation? How Prospect and Elm Streets would be used which programs arc appropriate for much of our present plus/minus $800,000 extensively by commuters. If commuters young children; parents should help in parking revenues, mosdy used now in are what the town wants to spend nearly decide time limits, and most of all lieu of property taxes for municipal rev­ $20 million for in construction costs and parents should try to watch some pro­ enue, would be turned over to a parking interest payments, why not put a deck grams with their children so that this utility to be used solely for parting/park where it would be most convenient to all can become a basis to discuss all kinds ing deck expenses? What will thai mean in commuters — on the easi-bound side of of issues (and feelings). increased property taxes? Will taxes have the railroad? Why not try to keep commut­ A reader writes: to be raised $800,000 to make up for the ers out of the CBD dunng rash hours when I am 42 years old. My early years diverted parking revenue? traffic is already impossible? were spent in an overcrowded home My own estimate, based on construc­ Furthermore, if ourgoveming body plays with five siblings. My parents fought tion cost and financing estimates in the its cards right, a substantial part of the cost all the time, because they always drank. 'Rich Report," is that the construction of a of an "east-bound” parking garage/deck I was never told that they loved us, and parking deck on the Prospect/Elm site plus might vety well be paid for by NJ Transit I cunnot remember ever being held and the costs of interest lo pay for the bonding which would he a major beneficiary of of the deck, could be as much as $17 more commuter parking in Wcslfield. sung to. million. How many new. additional park­ Then, there should he no need to drive up Somehow we all survived; I got older, ing spaces will emerge? if it is plus/ minus parking fees and permit costs by an esti­ took cure of some of my siblings, finally 500 new spaces as I have heard, then the mated 40 to 50 percent. went to college, graduated, taught, met approximate cost of each new space would I also question die logic of municipal "Sam” (disguised name), married arid be nearly $35,000! This does nor include had two sons. I attended a meeting re­ condemnation of an existing tax ratable any costs for condemnation of additional located at the proposed Prospect/Elm park­ cently at my local church and was land or for any maintenance, security or ing deck site. How much will that condem­ stunned! The speaker was talking about other annual operaung expenses. nation cost Westfield taxpayers and how depression, and it hit me hard. The truth In a community that has always taken much will the town lose annually in tax is, I have never felt real joy. I have drifted pride in its fiscal conservatism, does this payments from this presently viable pri­ from one situation into another, never make any sense? Well, maybe the baby vate business? Isn't the goal of additional really permitted many people to get boomers of Westfield really don't mind parking to help downtown businesses? close to me, ulwnys felt they would find spending their tax dollars to pay $35,000 Yet. the governing body is apparently fault with me. 1 spoke to Sam recently for each new parking space in a deck on willing to sacrifice a tax-paying business and he told me "knock it off" and to stop Prospect Street and maybe we shouldn t in order to save business in town. Does this feeling sorry for myself. I have another worry aboul the cost. make any sense? ideu, therapy. Is it too lute to figure out There is one sure way to test the senti­ Another area of concern To me is talk by how to tic hupps before l get much ment Of the taxpayers • hold a binding members of the town council about form­ older? referendum on the parking deck before ing a "parking utility." So far, only the Answer: No, definitely not. Appar­ one more dollar is spent on planning or "Rich and Associates - Parking Consult­ ently, you went from one stage of life lo ants Report" has suggested a parking au­ development of a deck. After all, we held a referendum on the tluee million dollar thority. The latter brings lo my mind the another without knowing your real feel­ Memorial Library, shouldn't we hold a New Jersey Parkway Authority, the Turn­ ings. You never worked through the early referendum on a multi-million dollar park­ pike Authority, the Union County Utilities years of feeling unloved, feeling rejected, ing deck? So far, the Mayor and Council Authority and the New Jersey Spoils Au­ used in a family where your parents were seem reluctant to hold a referendum thority - need I say more? unable to nurture you emotionally. You What could they be afraid of? If the Westfield Town Council creates a hccuinc your siblings' caretaker and pos­ true parking utility, the council can main­ sibly held the family together. The end Ravmond W. Stone tain better control and management over result; a strong poor self-image and poor Westfield self- esteem. This is why you huve kept many at a distance, as a way of protecting yourself from further pain. A real feeling of inner acceptance and inner peace have eluded you, a feeling of continued sad­ ness has stayed in you. Are you a second homeowner in New put on politicians to do anything about it Ask no one what to do; schedule an Jersey? Do you want the right to vole, in They will not act on controversial issues if appointment with a counselor and hope­ local elections at your second home? they don't feel pressure to do so. Alan M. fully, eventually, you will begin to ex­ ACR45 is a resolulion tied up in the New Augusiine, our District 22 Assemblyman, perience good feelings about yourself Jersey Assembly, 209 Legislature. As­ is the chairman of this committee The and others. First, you must resolve your semblyman Gerald Zecker sponsors this people of Westfield, Scotch Plains, feelings re your dysfunctional early resolution. Mountainside, and other District 22 com­ family life - the role your parents played It proposes an amendment lo the State munities are urged to let Assemblyman in it. Good luck! Constitution. It would allow a citizen own­ Augustine know that they support ACR45 A distraught woman writes: ing real property within a local jurisdic­ His number is 908-222-2999. tion, hut whose principal residence is out­ I recently separated from my hus­ Other Stale Govemmenl Committee side of that local jurisdiction, to vote for oil band because of his continued use of members are: local elective officers and upon any school Rose Heck. (973) 777-6344; Linda drugs. Several years ago, he spent time or fire district budget, or any question that Greenstein, (609) 395-9911; Robert Smith. in jail for the possession of, and at­ may be submitted to the voters of that local (856) 232-6700; Nicholas Asselta. (856) tempt to, sell drugs. Since our separa­ 691-3004. tion, he moved hack to his parents’ jurisdiction. Without passage of ACR45, many citi­ If you own a second home in New house. "Tom" (disguised name) says zens in tile state are taxed witliou! repre­ Jersey, send us your name, address and he is a changed man. He resists drugs, sentation. Elected officials will do nothing phone number. You can call (973) 204is looking for a job, but seems to be for you if you don’t have the right to vole 3447 or you can write to die Tuckenon home most of the time, and "found in theirjurisdiction. Why should tlicy waste Beach Association at P.O. Box 1245, celigion." We have a year-old son and their time with your concerns if you can’t Tuckerton, 08087. he needs a father. My parents strongly vote? Anthony Scaglione advise me lo stay apart from Tom. They ACR45 is tied up in die Stale GovemWestfield feel he is not involved in any treatment jn C nt T j^ m nad Committee. No pressure has been

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Coalition Urges Scotch Plains -Fanwood Voters to ‘Support the Bond’ on Dec. 12 Although members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education of­ ten disagree on serious matters, they voted unanimously to support one of the biggest issues to face our community — the School Bond Referendum, due for pUbliC Yp|f QQ Dwuuher 12. As officers of the independent Coali­ tion to Support the Bond, we agree with and applaud their decision. Their ratio­ nale makes sense, the needs are clear, the scope of the project is sharps deemed, and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive state funding is unique. Think about it: By 2002. every elementary school will be unable to house its K-4 popula­ tion unless class sizes go up, we resort to split sessions or we re-district. Multipurpose rooms are already inad­ equate to meet the demands of cut en­ rollment. State mandates re. performing arts will only exacerbate the problem Compliance with the federal Ameri­ cans with Disabilities Act requires bar­

rier-free buildings; that means ramp and elevators where needed. All our schools need work; 74-yeai old Park Middle School, for example has never had a major renovation, an cYcil UK. UCV9CM k Iiuu'i in 30 vcoin ohJ aU'BIT iiu WTB! al, SxtTTJc 3e X I iff TOW WI ” million, is considerable. However, th recently passed "School Financing 2 Construction Act" will provide mor than $12 million toward the projec reducing property taxpayers' cost to $2 million. With state aid. the tax increas will be an average $14.25 per month fo Scotch Plains residents; $12 per mont for Fanwood homeowners. The proposed work must be dont Voting "YES" December 12, while rh $12 million in state aid is assured, timely and smart investment in our dis trier, students and community . Manya Unga Pat Hoyncs-O'Conno Craig Nowii Coalition to Support the Bon

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U.S. Senate Name: Bt'b Trunks Candidate For: U S Senate Party: Republican P r o f e i s lo n a l Background: An at­ torney. Mr. Franks is currently a member of the House of Rep­ resentatives E d u catio n : A 1969 graduate of Summit High School. Mr. Franks received B. Franks his bachelor's degree from DePauw Uni­ versity in Greencastle. Ind. and a law degree from Southern Methodist Univer­ sity in Dallas. Tex. / Family Life: Mr Franks and his wife, Fran, reside in Berkeley Heights with Sicir daughter, Kelly Amanda GovTPol. Experience: Mr Franks served in the New Jersey Stale General Assembly from 1979to 1992 Ameinber of Congress since 1997, he currently serves on the House Budget and Trans­ portation and Infrastructure Commmees He is co-Chamnan of the Congressional Caucus on Missing and Exploited Chil­ dren. Clubs/Organizations: Mr. Franks served as a member of the Board of Managers of Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside and on the Long Term Planning Comminee of Over­ look Hospital in Summit Platform: Mr Franks favors elimina­ tion of the marriage penalty and of the Social Security earnings cap on seniors He supports tax breaks for stay-at-home parents The candidate also advocates having 95 cents of every education tax dollar go directly into classrooms and is a proponent of character education pro­ grams He favors affordable prescription drug coverage for seniors and supports ensur­ ing the life of Social Security Uirough use of the SI .8 billion Social Security Trust Fund surplus Mr. Franks supports al lowing workers to put aside a portion of their Social Security payroll tax into indi­ vidual retirement accounts. On crime, Mr. Franks favors the death penalty and is an advocate in Congress of measures to protect kids on the Internet. Jon N am e: Continc C an d id ate For: U.S. Senate Party: Democrat P ro fe s s io n a l B ackground: The candidate is retired us Chief Executive Of­ ficer of the invest­ J. C oriinr ment firm Goldman Sachs. i till Education: The candidate graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois. He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Ihe Univer­ sity of Chicago Business School. Family Life: Mr. Confine and his wife of 30 years. Joanne, reside in Summil and have Ihrec adull children GovTPoi. Experience: In 1997. the candidate was appointed by Presidenl Bill Clinton asCo-Chatrman of ihe Presi­ dential Commission to study capital bud­ geting as a means of increasing investincnl inAnienca'slechnology, infrastruc­ ture and schools Clubs/Organizations: The candidate is a member of Christ Church in Summit. He is a Trustee of ihe Progressive Policy Institute. He co-chaircd llte Summit Area YMCA's Second Century Campaign,

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which has helped to rebuild programs that pros uk youth serv ices Platform: Mr Comne favors univer­ sal health care, long-term care and qti.il its public education, as well as gun reg­ istration and licensing and a ban on gun shows. He supports expanding Medicare to include prescription drugs, and mandat­ ing employers to offer health insurance to workers On education, he favors fed eral support of college tuition for stu­ dents with a "B" average Mr Comne also advocates national accreditation fie pre-schools In addition, he favors indexing the minimum w age to inflation Name: Pat DrNi/io Candidate For: U.S. Senate t Party : Reform Party _ ^ Professional Baekground: The candidate has been a recording artist with The -------- Sm ithereens since P. DINlzki 1980 Kducation: The can­ didate graduated from Scotch PlainsFanwood High School in 1973 and at­ tended Middlesex County College and New Yotk University. Family Life: A resident of Scotch Plains. Mr DiNi/io is the father of fiveyear-old Elisabeth Ann (Li/a) DiNi/io Gov./Pol Experience: He was elected and served two terms as a Republican Party Committeeman. He declined an­ other term and changed his party decla­ ration lo Independent. ( luhVt Jrgunlzatlons: The candidate attends Si. Bartholomew ihe Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains Platform: Mr DiNi/io's platform in­ cludes campaign finance reform. Ameri­ can Irnde and foreign policy reform and ihe protection of personal liberties. He supports a Patients' Bill of Rights and prescription benefits for all He addition ally favors campaign finance and elec­ tion reform. Mr DiNi/io wants to roll back auto­ mobile and motorcycle insurance rales and believes in mandatory, full personal injury protection and zero tlireshold ben­ efits for all.

U.S. Congress Name: Michael A Ferguson C andidate For: U.S. Congress, Sev­ enth District Party: Republican P ro fe s s io n a l B ackground: The candidate is an udipoM. Ferguson JHjWL at, -mi' : unfit, ll.lii, j^rfJr^Jj le Commu­ nity College in Lincrolt and founder and President ivf ,Strategic Education Initia­ tives Inc . an educational consulting firm. Education: Mr. Ferguson is a gradu­ ate of ihe Dclbarton Schixil in Morristown and has a degree in govcmmenl Irom Noire Dame University in Indiana Family Life: The candidale and his wife. Maureen, reside in Warren Town­ ship wilh their two children: Jack and Grace. GovTPol. Experience: Mr. Ferguson was defeated in 1998 in his Sixth Con­ gressional District race against Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. Clubs/Organlzatioas: The candidate is a member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the New Jersey

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Chamber ul Commerce, the Knights of Columbus, the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey, Dvlharrnn School Alumni Association. the Friendly Sons of Si Patnck. the Italian- American Founda­ tion and the Adv rsory B.stnl of ihe Cen­ ter for Jew ish and Christian Values Platform: The candidate supports ex­ panding Medicare to include a prescrip­ tion benefit, favors protecting Social Sc curily and looking al options such as mdiv idual retirement accounts loexpand the life of Ihe program. On health care, he is a champion of allowing patients to make decisions >r. 3phian skley co . e married in December in Hinsdale, III.

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lb at The Ivy restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif. A wedding is planned for July of 200I at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange.

Library Commences ‘Books for Kids’ Drive W ESTFIELD — The Westfield Memorial Library has launched its annual “Books for Kids" book dona­ tion drive. Books will be presented to disadvantaged children during the holiday season and throughout the year. Books for youngsters from pre­ school to age 14 are needed. Dona­ tions will be accepted through Sun­ day, December 3. Started in 19 9 1, “Books for Kids" is a statewide pro­ gram sponsored by the New Jersey Library A sso ciatio n ’s C hildren's Services Section. For more information, please call the Westfield Library's Children’s Department at (908) 789-4090.

Basket Weaving and Cooking On Tap Sunday at Miller-Cory WESTFIELD — A demonstration The museum gift shop has a vari­ on creating baskets from natural ety of baskets, Colonial reproduc­ tions, cookbooks and educational materials will be presented this Sun­ day, November 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. at items, among other merchandise. Diane King of Cranford and Jean the Miller-Cory House Museum, lo­ Peters o f Edison, both members of cated at 614 Mountain Avenue in Westfield. the m useum ’s Cooking Committee, Tours of the Colonial farmhouse will demonstrate open-hearth cook­ will continue throughout the afternoon, ing awing authentic early American rgcjpqs and cooking methods. Visiwith the last tour beginning at 4 p.ni. Eileen O ’Shea o f Summit will ' tore wifi be able to sample some taste treats.prepared by the cooks. demonstrate how useful and decora­ On Sunday, Novem ber 12, the tive containers are made from mate­ museum will present a program on rials such as reed, bark and vines. “Colonial Taverns.” For more infor­ Before pottery, tinware and glass mation about the museum or a sched­ were easily accessible, Colonial fami­ ule of its upcoming events, please lies settling in the "West Fields” of call the museum office at (908) 232Elizabethtown during the 18th and 1776. The office is open weekday I9th centuries used baskets as their mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. primary storage containers.

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Clubs/Organizations: The candidate is a representative of the Muscular Dys­ trophy Philanthropy and is a coordinator of Project Dream Foundation, a non­ profit group that provides playground construction. Platform: Mr. Urbano has said he would implement an on-line filing sys­ tem to enable the Clerk's office to be accessible 24 hours a day. He said he would turn back 25 percent of the current Clerk’s salary to he put back into the county's budget to he used for other county programs such as education.

Union County Freeholders Name: Wally K. Shacked, Jr. Candidate For: Freeholder Party: Republican P r o fe s s io n a l Background: Mr. Shacked is a math­ ematics and science W. Sharked instructor for learn­ ing disabled students at Somerset County Vocational and Tech­ nical High School. Education: The candidate holds un­ dergraduate and graduate degrees from Ohio University and Kean College (now a university), respectively. Family Life: "Hie candidate is married gnd has two children. GovVPol. Experience: Mr. Shacked s a former Mayor and Committeeman in .'ranford and ran unsuccessfully for Jnion County Freeholder in 199*1. Clubs/Organizations: The candidate s a member of the Knights of Columbus Chapter No. 6226; Cranford UNICO; the Cranford Jaycees and the Rahway River Maintenance Committee. Platform: Mr. Shackell's campaign has revolved around the elimination of waste and inefficiency in county govemm e n tw h ile lo w e rin ^

Name: Esther D. Guzman-Malcolm Candidate For: Freeholder Party: Republican P r o fe s s io n a l Background: Ms. G uzm an-M alcolm Cuznun.Makolm served 25 years with the Union County Sheriff's Department, retiring last year w ith the rank of Lieutenant. Education: The candidate is a gradu­ ate of All Saints High School in Brook­ lyn and attended Kean College of New Jersey. She is a graduate of the Union County Police Academy and just last year earned a certificate in interpreting. Family Life: The candidate is married and is a mother and grandmother. Gov/iVtl. Experience: Ms. GuzmanMalcolm has never held elective office but ran unsuccessfully for Union Countv Sheriff in 1998. Clubs/Organizations: Ms. GuzmanMalcolm is Past President of PB A Local 108; Past President and Secretary of the Superior Officers' Association and is a member of the Women's Political Cau­ cus of New Jersey. Platform: The candidate has pledged to work to develop a comprehensive plan to keep families safe. The plan would include adequate police staffing and equipment and cooperation between towns and the Union County Police De­ partment. She also favors putting the county budget, freeholder meeting min­ utes and agendas on-line and establish­ ing an Internet message board for com­

Name: Albert D. Did, Jr. Candidate For: Freeholder Party: Republican P r o fe s s io n a l Background: Mr. Dill is an Account Executive in the area Albert Dill of electronic technol­ ogy for EE1, Inc. in Elizabeth, i Education: The candidate is a gradu-

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this year. He also wants to focus on school safety, to prevent an incident like theCnlumhinc High School tragedy from occurring in Union County.

Name: Alexander Mirabella Candidate For: Freeholder Party: Democrat P r o fe s s io n a l Background: The candidate is em ­ Alex Mirabella ployed by Ihe Chubb G roup Insurance Companies in War­ ren as a member of the Systems Imple­ mentation Team in Field Technology Education: Freeholder Mirabella holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Hobart College in Geneva. NY. Family Life: Ilie candidalc and hi s wife, Phyllis, aCouncilwoman in Roselle Park, have a son, Alexander, and a daugh­ ter, Micayla. » Gov./Pol. Experience: Mr. Mirabella was elected to his first term on the free­ holder board in 1997 and currently serves as Vice Chaitman. His first elected office was as a member of the Roselle Park Borough Council from l992to I996. Clubs/Organizations: The candidate is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Union County Democratic Com­ mittee. Platform: The Freeholder has pledged to continue to work to cut, or at least stabilize, county tax levies through streamlining budgets, while continuing to implement programs such as those aimed at enhancing the lives of Union County's seniors as were put into place

saw, that created $6 million in im­ provements to local parks and pre­ served open space. She also favors programs that en­ courage young people's active par­ ticipation in the election process, such as MTV's Rock the Vote and Kids Vote USA.

Name: Deborah P Scanlon Candidate Fur: Freeholder Party: Democrat P r o fe s s io n a l Background: Free­ holder Scanlon is a paralegal in family law, specializing in custody issues and domestic violence. Family Life Freeholder Scanlon and her husband. Patrick, a Union Tow nship Committeeman, have three children: Tammic, Lisa and Patrick, 4th. Gov/Pol. Experience: Elected to the freeholder hoard in I997, Mis Scanlon began her life in elected office as a mem­ ber of Ihe Union Township Board of Education, where she served as Finance Committee Chairwoman. Clubs/Organizations: Freeholder Scanlon is a member ofihe 1)nion County Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee; a founding m ember o f ihe IrishAmerican Society of Union and Vice President of the Connecticut Farms Civic Association. Plutforin: Freeholder Scanlon said she w ill continue to work to deliver programs lhat improve the lives of Union County residents, such as Project Pocket Parks, which she over­

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Name: Gregory S. McDermott Candidate For: Westfield Mayor Party: Republican P r o fe s s io n a l Background: The candidate is Vice President of Drew & Rogers, Inc., u print­ ing company based in

West Caldwell Kducation: Mr. McDermott holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree In Business Administration from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. Family l ife: The candidate and his wife, Andrea, have four children: Bryan, Maggie, Melissa and Patricia. Gov./Pol Experience: Mr, McDermott was elected as First Wiud Ccmncilnmn In I997 and was re-elected in 1999. He chairs ihe council’s Solid Waste Com­ mittee and sits on the Board of Directors of the Downtown Westfield Corporation, which governs the town's special improvemcm district, and is on the liaison committee to the Board of Education. CONTINUED ON PAGE AS

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el is making his first hid at public office, al­ though he has been unending various town boon) meetings the past tew years. ClulWOrguni/ations: Mr. Tnpet is u member of tire Scotch P l a i n s Democratic Club. Platform: Along with Mayoral running mate fieri Samuel. Mr. Tripct lavs said he wants to address speeding in residential areas where children aiv walking to school. They said tlrey reviewed deployment of existing police and traffic personnel at pcaki traffic limes atxl meet with school Ixsuxl; representatives and ptuvnls. »•

Fanwood Council Name: Malllrew Glennon Candidate For: Fanwood Borough Council v P arly : Dem o­ crat P r o f e s s io n a l Background: A li­ censed engineer, Matthew (ilennon Mr. Glennon is a certified lighting safety professional. Education: Mr. Glennon holds a muster’s degree in engineering from (he Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N Y. and a Master of Business Adminis­ tration Degree in Finance from Rutgers University in Newark. Family Life: The candidate and Iris wife, Gina, huve two daughters: Veronica and Kelly. GovZPOl. Experience: Mr. Glennon is u member of the Fanwood Planning Bourd und is Liaison to ihe borough's Environmental Commission. CUibs/Orgunlzations: 'lire condklalc is u member of tire Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church Contemporary Ensemble and Ihe National Fire Protection Association. Platform: The candidate has said the Borough Council must control escalat­ ing property tuxes in Fanwood by keep ing a lid on municipal spending and securinggrant dolUvrsPanwoud deserves a ffir m o n pa g e a -in

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TV 36 LEAF-PICKUP PRODUCTION... WrMfltld'i nc* TV 36 Coordinator Doug Black, en ter, and volunteer technician John HuMllano, fending use of his equipment, left, prepare to film a leaf pickup public information production. Starring in the video, which is taking place near the gazebo at Mindowaskin Park, is Town Engineer and Public Works Director Kenneth B. Marsh, right.

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better prepare for future project*, such as how to address the impact of a S hopR ite on N orth Avenue in Garwood, currently before a state appeals court, as it applies to traffic flow in town. Mr. Betancourt favors heller educating motorists on traffic laws. Other issues raised during rhe cam ­ paign include road repair, the up­ grading and maintenance of town parks and fields, pedestrian safety, following Ihe deaths o f two pedestri­ ans in 1999, and speeding, particu­ larly near schools. Polls will he open Tuesday, No­ vember 7 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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recent debate so he would not have to answer questions regarding his cam ­ paign positions. “Perhaps the thought of actually having to answer questions about his opposition to a w om an’s right to choose, a real Patients’ Bill of Rights, and protecting Social Security is a little UK) scary (in a reference to Halloween),” Ms. Tejwani said in response to Mr. Ferguson exiting a League o f Women Voters ’ forum be­ fore the audience had a chance to ask questions. She said at a News 12 Star-Ledger debute on Monday that Mr. Ferguson continues his “bobbing and weaving on issues." On the issues, Ms. Mayol noted that Mr. Ferguson's priorities are expanding M edicare to include a prescription drug benefit for seniors, protecting Social Security, paying down the $3 trillion national debt and looking at tax breaks such as ending the marriage penally and es­ tate tax, as well as simplifying the federal lax code. Meanwhile, Mrs. Connelly has said she supports using Ihe federal budget surplus to fund an extension to the life o f Social Security, while oppos­ ing an effort to privatize Ihe entitle­ ment program. She favors using nonSocial Security surplus to strengthen M edicare. • Mrs. Connelly also favors using the annual budget surplus to pay off the national debt, while making tar­ geted investments in education and health care and achieving targeted tax relief for families. She also endorses extending M edi­ care benefits to include prescription drug coverage and requiring phar­ maceutical companies to offer pre­ scription drugs to seniors« the same discount rates they offer the large insurance companies.

new facility would be used yearround. B o ard Vice P re sid en t A rlene Gardner posed a question about the possibility of attaching the proposed facility to the existing Field House, to keep the structure further away from the houses on the side of the athletic field. However, due to egress issues from sporting events, that would not he possible. Ms. Rhodes followed up with a question about constructing the fa­ cility elsewhere on the property, such as on the open space across from Edison Intermediate School, which Mr. Hornish pointed out. is a compe­ tition field for discus and javelin throwers. B oard M em ber E ileen Satkin, lhanked the coaches for attending the meeting, saying (hat it was more convincing to have them there, hear­ ing their side of the story. Questions were raised about pul­ ling in showers in (he locker room lhal might never get used. The board was assured hy ihe coaches, as well as girls’ track team members Rachel Ackerman and Alexis Anzelone lhal Ihe facility would definitely get use. Board Member Anne Riegel ques­ tioned the possibility of giving up one locker room in the existing Field House to girls teams. This, Superintendent of Schools Dr. William J. Foley said, would be "more equally unfair." Ms. Gardner said that it is impor­ tant lo be sure that the taxpayers' — ..... ..

A LIGHTER MOMEMENT...Westfield Mayor Thomas C. Jardim shares a laugh with Vic Trzesniowski, whose wife, Karen, is running for Town Council from the Third Ward, and Fourth Ward Councilman Lawrence A. Goldman.

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money he spent wisely, raising ques­ tions about ways to save money on the interior and exterior finishes to ihe building. According lo ihe archi­ tect, the exterior will he complem en­ tary to Kehler Stadium. Board Member Annemarte Puleto said that it is important not to skimp on cost now because it is important to be cost-effective in the long run. This facility will serve genera­ tions of girls lo come, she said. After the discussion. Ms. Gardner fell lhal posing the referendum to ihe voters as two questions would be more honest, since the construction of the athletic facility is not eligible for state aid. Ms. Satkin urged the board to pro­ pose a bond that will support the ex­ pense o f construction as well as have a contingency for exceeding costs. On the issue over the possible sepa­ ration into tw o questions. Board President D anelle Walsh said, "We need to include items that are impor­ tant to our students." She said that the board must do what’s best for the students and their overall student experience, and therefore urged the hoard lo make the referendum one question. Board Member Michael Kessler noted that athletics develops intan­ gibles that cannot be learned in a classroom, and agreeing with Mrs, Walsh said that athletics are equally important. Ms. Puleio said, "We should take a stand, say it's as important."

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H ow ever, w hen hLs m o th er p u rc h a se d his prized Hassolblad ca m ­ era. C onnor knew hLs time lu d com e to face th e A m e r ic a n P h o to com petition. "My m om fs my all tim e h e r o , ’ g r in n e d Connor. “She taught m e how to survive, k e e p pressing, k eep surviving and d o w hat you w ant to do." “I have nothing to lose but film," lie told himself while experinx-nling with differing chemicals while processing Ills photos and pushing his talents b e ­ yond their limits. After carefully eyeing and iasjxvt-

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W ith only 28 years b eh in d him. Westfield pho« >grjpher Patrick C o n n o r has lived lifetim es b eh in d his cam era leas w hile glean in g w isd o m from som e of th e m ost ren o w n ed p h o to g ra­ phers in th e field. O n th e to p o f th e w orld at su ch a ripe age. C o n n o r is living (Nil th e dream m ost only yearn to have com e to fruition - h e's doing w h at he loves - p h o to g rap h y But it w asn 't alw ays that w ay C o n n o r found him self sitting in an acco u n tin g class at the U niver­ sity o f Arizona w h e n he said to him self, "This isn't w hat I w ant to do." T hinking back o n a ch ild ­ h o o d o f adm iring th e signature p h o to g ra p h y in N a tio n a l G eo ­ graphic a n d Tim e Life, h e got u p and left th e classroom . T he P h ilad elp h ia native w h o calls him self "a typical starving artist’ d ecid ed iaste ad to take p h o ­ tograph y classes at th e University's prestigious Center for Creative p h o ­ tograph y c o -fo u n d e d in 1975 by ph o to g giant Ansel Adams W hen h e met p h o to journalist Inga M oralh w hile studying at th e U niversity o f A rizo n a, C o n n o r knew th at follow ing the career path to p h o to g rap h ic genius w as not a m isguided ch o ice Listening to h e r g em s o f creative w isdom , he only becam e further fascinated an d truly inspired. C onn o r d escrib ed an tx h er m o ­ m ent o f aw ak en in g during his in­ terview w ith The W estfield Leader and I h e Times o f Scotch PlalnsF an w o o d Although a professional black an d w hite p h o to g rap h er w as hired to sn a p pictu res at his sister's w edding. C o n n o r him self noticed a flow er girl tilting h er head o n her m other's sh o u lder “She lo o k ed up, " recalled C onnor with a spark in his eyes, almost reliving th e m o m en t of w h en he raised his lens an d cap tu red the priceless picture. “A nd th en she sim ply w alk ed aw ay like a ghost," h e said. “T hat m om ent w as so p eaceful and quiet," h e said. “That is w hat I w ant to d o for th e rest o f my life," he told him self that day. Alter grad u atin g from the U ni­ versity o f Arizona, C onnor took an internsh ip w ith Sw an Stock b efo re the co m p an y w a s effected by a co rp o ra te m erger M oving o n in his career, re ­ n o w n e d a n d w id e ly -e x h ib ite d p h tx o g ra p h e r C hip Forelli to o k C onnor u n d er his w ing in New York City, a v en tu re that filled C onno r w ith such elation. Not only w as h e w o rking w ith a to p professional, he w as in the heart of th e m ost creative city in th e world. All o f iLs hustle and bustle am azed C o n n o r and learning from Forelli for neariy tw o years w as th e icing o n the cake. “H e is like my ad o p te d d ad in photography," reflected C onnor, w h o credits Forelli w ith his k n o w l­ e d g e o f gel lighting, m ovem ent an d the em otional facets o f pictu re taking. "Patrick’s en th u siasm for p h o ­ tograp h y will b e th e key to his success," Forelli w ro te The le a d e r an d The Times. “HLs hu m o r and honesty will only h elp him achieve his goals so o n er.” A lthough h e d o esn 't consider the Big A pple a p erm an en t hom e, C onno r ack n o w led g ed . “You h ear about p e o p le sw im m ing w ith th e big fishes an d th e sh ark s an d s u d ­ denly 1 fo u n d m yself in th e cu l­ tural Mecca o f N ew York City in the m id d le o f T im es Square.” Up until tw o m o n th s ago, C onnor w o rk e d w ith D ave Rossi o f D ave Rossi P h o to g rap h y o f Westfield, learning m ore ab o u t portraiture th a n -h e ev er im agined A m em b er o f th e New Jersey State Forum at th e W atchung Arts C enter in W’atch u n g , C o n n o r is p ro u d to b e associated w ith o th er m otivational p h o to g rap h ers such Nancy j . G li o f B ctkaiy IlClg-.w a n d Mich a el C ic u n o f Sum m it. C o n n o r noted , “E veiything I've learned. I’v e learn ed from th o se w h o h av e given b ack to th e arts.” An av id la c ro ss e e n th u s ia st, C onno r p ro d u ced a series of p h o ­ tos cap tu rin g th e sp o rt w hich has b e e n disp lay ed at th e N ational Lacrosse Hall o f Fam e in Balti­ m ore, Md. "I cau g h t it for w h at it’s w o rth —

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'Looking (ilma Hirer’ by Robert lam b Stevenson Smooth It >Ude* upon in travel, Here a wimple, there a gleam O the dean gravel! O the smooth stream!

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See the rings persue each othen All below grows black as night, Just as If mother Had bkiwn out the light!

Sailing blossoms, silver Ashes, Psven pools at dear as air How the child wbhes To live down there!

Till a wind or water wrinkle. Dipping marten, plumping tnnit. Spreads In a twinkle And bloM all out.

I*atleuce children, |usl a minute See the spreading circles dtei The stream and all In It Will clear by-and-by.

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Soup's On! Fdwiwif1) chtj Bavosa Dishes Up Comfort Food to Go By MKHELLE H. LePOIDEVUS f a - t.is s s w a w a o s iw ,

FANWOOD - Retiring from her in t e r io r d e s i g n b u s i n e s s In W atchung left Phyllis Bavosa with m ore spare tim e o n her hands than she had liargained for. Iastead of retreating to th e co u ch to catch up on so ap operas, Mrs. Bavosa picked u p a pot and J f b u n d les o f fresh in g re d ie n ts from her fridge a n d beM a ? g a n la d lin g o u t M servings o f soup. A dash h ere, som e m M dicing there an d pots o f Beef Barley and Cream o f B utternut Squash started ” to ta k e o v e r the B avosa kitchen. Even Syd Bavosa, Phyllis' husband took the title o f desig­ nated so u p tester. Suddenly, o ut o f her F anw ood hom e, a new business venture took flight "Soups Plus by Phyllis" stem m ed from a love o f collecting c o o k ­ books, w atching Emeril Lagas.se on the Food N etw ork and, m ore im pirtantly, her post-retirem ent volunteer w ork for Mobile Meals in Westfield - five days per w eek for six m onths. "Obviously, 1 enjoy cooking," grinned Mrs Bavosa during an interview w ith The Westfield Leader an d Ih e Times o f Scotch PlainsFanw ood. “Each b atch of so u p is truly hom em ade so it doesn't turn out the sam e every time. T here Is always room for cre ­ ativity,” sh e said, a d d in g that fresh ingredients found in her refrigerator im pul­

sively find their w ay into th e m elting pot M rs. B a v o sa , w h o filled in for the Mobile Meals' cook w henever n eed ed , still d e ­ votes her time to the o u treach pro­ g ra m w h e n e v e r p o s s ib le . W h ile iiersonally rew arding, Soups Plus has grow n, not only from w ord of m outh about tow n and friends, b ut through her w ork at Mobile Meals. T h e objective beh in d Soups Plus goes beyond the desire to create a successful business, explained Mrs. Bavosa. And, w hile so u p is know n to m any as a com fort fixxl, the 35year Fanwrxxl resident considers the fixxl especially com forting for those w ho truly n e e d it. For Mrs. Bavosa, reaching out to shut-ins, busy w orkers w ithout time to m ake a h om em ade m eal, older gen tle­ m en wh( i are air me an d even y MM.IVSA HI I h o w Ski XgMM«• »•>«,• f.e Ihr Westfieldletter mU Ike /«■*.

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***** Dr. Robert B. Ashman has joined the staff of the office of Dr. Paul Artanis at 228 St Paul Street in Westfield. He specializes in the treatment of peri­ odontal disease. Dr. Thomas J. Cassidy, a lifelong resident of Scotch Plains, has opened a internal medicine practice al 1314 Park Avenue in Plainfield He will be asso­ ciated w ith Dr. Brian J Cassidy and Dr R Bruce Milligan. Dr. Cassidy was

recently appointed to the medical staff al Muhlenberg Regional Medical Cen­ ter in Plainfield Dr C aisidy. a graduate of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Grammar School and Union Catholic Regiohal High School, both in Scotch Plains, and Scion Hall University and,S i George’s University School of M«di cine, completed his three-year internal medicine residency al St Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center in PaterjSon in June. Dr. Cassidy w ill be married this fall to Lisa M. Soda of West Caldwell. Talking Business is published peri­ odically in The Westfield Leader ipul The Times o f Scotch Plauu-Fanwaod.

Community Block Grant Hearing Set for Wednesday The Westfield Town Council will hold a public hearing this Wednesday, November 8. at 8:30 p.m in the Coun­ cil Chambers on ihc Town's Year XXVII Community Block Grant De­ velopment application. Community groups and residents arc invited to attend the meeting with their suggestions. Organizations such as the Westfield N eighborhood C ouncil and the Westfield Community Center arc ex­ pected to have representatives present toexplain their own grant applications

Westfield Fire Department To Celebrate 125th Year WESTFIELD - The Westfield FireDepartment will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Sunday, November 19, from noon to 5 p.m. with an Open House at fire headquarters, located at 405 North Avenue in Westfield. Several demonstrations have been planned. They arc as follow: • Rope Rescue T echniques-N oon to 1 p.m. • Accident Extrication - 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. • High Angle Rescue from Tower

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Bureau will have the Smoke Houseavailable for Ihc duralion of the cel­ ebration for the public to view. All of the Fire Departm ent's equipment yvill also be displayed in the parking lot adjacent to fire headquarters. , The departm ent’s thermal imag­ ing cam era and now fire pumper will also be exhibited. "The Westfield firefighters sofve the community with honor, loydlty and pride, and all in our town cart he proud o f the Westfield Fire Depart ment," stated Acting Fire C hief John Castellano.

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Integrating Passion into Life Will be Focus of Workshop WESTFIELD - As part of their ongoing C o m m u n ity E d u catio n W orkshop se rie s , W om en fo r Women of Union County will offer "All This und Passion, Too: Inte­ grating What You Love into your Everyday Life" on Monday, N o­ vember 20, at 7:.30 p.nt. in the Com ­ munity Room o f the Westfield M u­ nicipal Building. 425 East Broad Street in Westfield. The workshop will he led by Joan Fram e Runfola, who has extensive experience in private and group therapy and is Associate Executive Director at C ancer Care, Inc. in Millhum. Ms. Runfola will help participants identify and discard u n fulfilling goals and prepare them to begin to truly integrate the things they love into their daily lives. Admission is free, but there is a suggested $5 donation. To register, please call (d08) 322-6007. Women for Women recently relo­ cated its headquarters from Garwood to 1801 East Second Street in Scotch Plains. A non-profit agency target­ ing the needs o f women and chil­ dren, it offers self-h elp support groups, plus short-term , low-cost individual counseling and legal re­ ferral services to the Union County community. For more inform ation, please call

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Wilma K. Olson of Mountainside has been chosen as president-elect of the Biophysical Society, based in Bcthcsda. Md. She will assume the office at the 2(X) I annual meeting of the society in Boston and will serve as president for one year beginning Feb­ ruary 2002. Ms Olson is the Mary I Bauntmg Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Center for Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry' al Rutgers

JCC to Present Program On Holiday-Related Issues SCOTCH PLAINS - The Early Childhood Programming Com m it­ tee of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Central New Jersey will sponsor a program entitled "Illumi­ nating Issues" on Tuesday, Novem­ ber 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey, Will’Jewish Community Cam ­ pus, 13d I Marline Avenue in Scotch Plains. Admission is free. A panel discussion with Rabbi George Nudell of Congregation Beth Israel in S co tch P la in s, S hari Bloomberg of Jewish Family Set vice and Patti Kahn of The Solomon

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Governor Christine Todd Whitman has filed the following appointments with die Secretary of State Howard N Horn of Westfield, named to the New Jersey Board of Architects; Robert ( Corrado of Scotch Plains, re-appointed to the Home Inspection Ads ivory Com­ mittee. and Bernadette M SlocckerRossi o f Scotch Plains, re-appointed to the stale Board of Mortuary S cience of New Jersey

with the coming waste transfer sta­ tion in Linden, which will bring five ELIZABETH — The race for the billion pounds o f trash from New three open seals on the Union County York into Union County That is in Board ol Chosen Freeholders is an addition to the medical waste facil­ important one this year. ity also coming to Linden. Republican candidates Wally K. "I lake issue with the Freeholder Shackcll. Al Dill and E sther D scholarship program." Mrs GuzmanG uznian-M alcolm hope to break Malcolm said. She noted that in­ through the 9-0 Democratic lock on stead, Union County College should the Board, stabilize tuition, which would allow Democratic opponents are current more students to attend. “It would be Vice Chair Alexander M irabclla, more inclusive," she said. • D eborah S can lo n and C h e ster She said that she brings 25 years of Holmes. law enforcement experience with her Mrs. Guzman-Malcolm, a retired to the Board and will use that expe­ Union County Sheriff's officer, said rience to study the law enforcement she is concerned about the environ­ needs o f Union County in order to ment in Union County, especially keep families safe. She also noted that she and her Rutgers Cooperative fellow R epublican candidates hope to be a voice for the Republicans Slates Class on Use o f (he county. She takes issue with Of Herbs for Healing the 9-0 advantage the D em ocrats WESTFIELD Rutgers Coopera­ hold on the Board, asking "W hat tive Extension o f Union County will h appened to the tw o-party sy s­ offer a class on the medicinal uses of te m ? ” herbs on Tuesday, November 21, Mr. Shackcll said that he would from 7 to 9 p.m like to sec the Board restored to its Dr. Karen M. Ensle will discuss rightful position, o f a policy and the latest research on popular herbs. planning hoard. He noted that the The class will lake place at 3(H) North Avenue, East, first floor audi­ current Board’s trend of bestowing torium. in Westfield. Registration is citations and awards is “not what they’re there for." required and may be done by calling (908) 654-9854. Instead, Mr. Shackcll said, "They All classes are open to the public are the stewards o f a $306 million without regard to race, sex, age, color, budget." disability or handicap or national He would like to sec there be more origin. There is a $5 fee for the cost public discourse on issues in the of materials. county, saying that in his time as Mayor o f Cranford he tried to be as open as possible with its citizens. He St. Paul’s Announces also admonished the current Board, Boutique Sale Dates saying “they do not play straight WESTFIELD St. Paul’s Episco­ with the public." pal Church will hold its annual fall He said that they have kept impor­ boutique and rummage sale from tant issues from the public, instead 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, o f solving those issues One such November 10, and from 9:30 to 11 issue is that of the budget surplus, a,m. on Saturday, November 11. Sat­ which has gone from $45 million in urday will be Bag Day, when prices January of 1999 to $9 million cur­ are by the bag. rently. Good used clothing, hats, hand­ He suid that "there arc serious bags and accessories will be sold in problems in Union County," noting the m ain auditorium . H ousehold that there needs to be more checks items, small appliances, lamps and and balances. One problem he sees is tools will he sold on the stage. (he "inefficiency o f county govern­ Boutique clothing, jewelry, an­ ment” and the duplication of ser­ tiques and gift items will he leulurcd vices within a county's municipali­ in the Guild Room. Chrisunas deco­ tie s,lie a^id that taxcuyera could he rations and baskets will be sold in u saved millions ol dollars i f m unici­ classroom near the entrance palities shared services, such as Pub Proceeds from previous sales have lie Works. benefited St. Paul’s Outreach pro­ Mr. Shackcll brings with him "a gram, which aids the needy. wealth o f municipal government ex­ perience.” Mr. Mirahella. the Democratic Vice Chair o f the current Board is running P resb y teria n C h u rch for re-election. “We would like to To H ost Ttirkey D rive continue the progress we’ve made over the last three yeurs." WESTFIELD The Presbyterian Some o f that progress includes Church in Westfield will host a Tur­ Schechter Day School will focus on lowering and stabilizing taxes and key Drive on Saturday, November ways to make the holidays meaning supporting the Open Space program IS.io help the Community FoodBank ful to the family and to maintain in the county with Pocket Park Grants. of New Jersey provide a traditional respect with family and friends. Also, the Freeholders have begun a Thanksgiving dinner tothose in need. The panelists will also make sug scholarship program , w hich has People are asked to bring frozen, gestlons on how to answer children’s helped over 2(H) people attend Union never-thawed turkeys to the church questions about the December holi­ County College, according to Mr. parking lot on Mountain Avenue be­ days. M irabclla. A ccess 2000. another tween 9 a.m. und 2 p.m. Volunteers Time will be allotted for the audi­ Freeholder initiative put computers will be wuiting outside to receive ence to ask questions related to the in every school district in the county. turkey donations and to issue re­ holidays and holiday observances in In addition, the year 2000 has public schools. Reservations are en­ ceipts. been "The Year o f the Senior" with If they prefer, individuals may couraged and may be made by call­ three m ain Freeholder initiatives make financial donations which will ing Susan Bennett, Early Childhood focusing on the c o u n ty ’s senior c iti­ enable the FoodBank to purchase Director for the JCC, at (d()8) 889zen population. T hese program s turkeys at wholesale prices. Checks 8800. are. Senior Focus which provided m ade out to the C o m m u n ity funds for building or renovating FoodBank of New Jersey may he senior facilities. Seniors in M o­ mailed to 31 Evans Terminal Road, tion. providing transportation und H illside, 07205. "Turkey Drive" Senior Scholars, allow ing senior should be written on the outside of citizens to take courses at Union the envelope. County College. For more information on the w ork “We have built an economic de­ of the Community FoodBank of New (008) 322-6007. Newsletters will velopment strategy that is a legacy Jersey, including volunteer opportu­ he forwarded to anyone requesting w e'd like to build upon " nities, please call (908) 355-3663. them.

Mr Perrolta stated that both his and his w ife’s family arc all from Mountainside and dial he wants to continue strong governm ent in Mountainside for his daughter. The incumbent candidate noted that he wunls to continue to keep a low effective tax rate lor the borough, noting that the lax rate is much lower in Mountainside that other towns (hat have similar property values. He suid that the current government has recently taken a proactive role in maintaining the infrastructure of the borough with the new bond ordi­ nance to maintain und repair roads, sewers and drainage systems within Mountainside. He noted that "it is extremely cost effective to keep these systems well maintained," Both Mr. Shackelford und Mr. Brociner are staling that they are offering citizens of the borough (rush voices on the council. They both staled that they feel taxes are too high and that they le d the $5.7 mil­ lion bond ordinance for the repair of the borough’s infrastructure is nega­ tive because it will fncreuse luxes. Mr. Shackelford slated that to lower cupilal improvements in the future he would develop a long-term main tcnuncc program for all borough buildings und equipment. He suid he feels that his business experiencewill be an asset to Mountainside. He noted that he thinks the current government could have taken advun luge of more savings for the bond ordinance by sliding "the borough has failed to lake advantage of con­ siderable savings for this project that could have been realized through utilization of the County Improve­ ment Authority’s professional ser­ vices and bonding capacity." Mr. Shuckeford stated that he will strive to eliminate all expense allow­ ances and never allow salaries for elected officials. He slated that he will further reduce borough expenses by lowering legul and engineering fees ol around .$350,(XX) a year by contracting them out on a bidding basis. Mr, Brocinerechoed the sentiments of Mr. Shackelford by staling that lie also has years of business experience he wishes to bring to the borough. He staled, "This year the voters are laced with the tax, borrow unit spend proposals o f the party in power. We need fresh voices on Borough Coun­ cil that will halt reckless spending and bring fiscal prudence to our local affairs.'’

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SCOTCH PLAINS — Supervisor pf Math and Technology for Scotch Plains Lanvviaid Schools Dan Simon offered the Board of Education and members of the public the "Cliff Notes" version of district students’ ’rformance on recent standardized sts in grades four, eight and eleven dunng the October 23 board m eet­ ing. "We’re very pleased with the re|su its we have here in Scotch Plains.” ls a id Mr, Simon, who explained the lte x t s are based on the Core Conte ni Curriculum Standards implemented Iby the state in 1997. The tests are ■designed to a sse s s stu d e n t proficiencies in a sanely of areas, fiamely Math. Science and Language |Arts/Litcracy. The tests are gradu­ ally b ein g ex p an d ed to test proficiencies in other areas such as

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SCORING 1111 ONLY BLUE DKVII. COAL...Blue Devil Jill Veltri, No. 46, rips ■shot which becomes a goal. Malt-hung llllls defeated M'ealfleld, 4-1.

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Consistency al u high level is a sign of a champion Anti the No. 3 ranked Westfield High School gym ­ nastics team have consistently been amassing team totals of 106 and above. This time, the Blue Devils elevated their record to 11-0 with a 107.7-100.33 victory over a fine Scotch Plains-Fanwood team. As expected. I.auren and Jessica ( aravcllo placed one and two, re­ spectively, in the all-around. I.auren had a total o f 36.9 and pluccd first in the uneven burs with u superb mark o f 9.55, anil also on the balance beam al 0.1 and the vault at 0.25. Lauren also placed third on the floor exercises with a score o f 0.0. Jessica's all-around total was 35.5 and her score of 9.2 on the floor earned her first place. She placed second on the unevens with an 8.95 and received marks of 8.85 on the vault and H.5 on the heum. Blue Devil freshman Kristen Valla finished third in the ull-arcurJ with a total of 34.6 followed I y ’aider freshman Kyla Mendes at 14.05 and Raider Megan Grahel al 32.8. Valla placed second in the vault with a fine score of 0.2, third on the unevens at 8.75 and received marks of 8.85 and 7.8 respectively on the floor and beam.

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Despite turning in a line teutn to­ tal. the Raiders were without the services o f one of their top gymnasts, Lindsay Church, who is still nursing a hack injury. Church has been ex­ pected to compete in the Union County Tournament on October 27 m Westfield. Mendes curncd second place on the lloor with a 0.05 and the Raider trio of Mendes, Rachel Eannucci and Jackie Tumult) shared second on the beam with scores of 8.7. Mendes also scored 8 .15 on both the unevens anil the vault. Grahel was the Raid­ ers' highest scorer on the vault with a score o f 8.7, and. highlighted hy her giant swings, she scored an 8.35 on the unevens. She also scored an 8.3 on the floor und a 7.45 on the beam. Blue Devil Chi i . a Massa placed third in the vaulting with a score of 8.0 und teammate Rachel Skolnick had an 8.45 on the beam, an 8 .15 on the flour anti a 7.65 on the unevens. Kathryn Brucia had a line score of 8.4 in the vuull und Jess Gucrriero hud a 7.5 on the unevens. Eannucci also did well in the vault with a score of 8.05 and on the lloor at 7.0. Tumult) hud a 7.6 on the unevens and Karen Lucey and Lauren McManus hud respective scores of 7.6 and 7.25 in the vuult. Also com­ peting well for the Raiders were Baric and T racy S alm on und Erin Bre/nitsky.

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TOWNSHIP OF SCO TCH PLAINS N O T IC E is hereby given that at a meeting of the Township Council of the Township of ScQtoh Plalnn, held In the Council Cham­ bers In the Municipal Building ot aaldTowrv ship on Tuesday. October 24, 2000, there was Introduced, read for the first time, and passed on such first reading, an ordinance entitled:

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CH A P TER VII OF THE GENERAL ORDINANCES O F THE TOWNSHIP OF SCO TCH PLAINS EN TITLED "TRAFFIC." PURPOSE: To establish time limit park­ ing on Church Street (north) 2 hours Mon­ day through Saturday 6:00 a .m to 8:00 p.m A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 21. 2000. at 8:00 p.m. In the Council Chambers of the Municipal Build­ ing, or any time and place to which a meeting for the further consideration of such ordi­ nance shall from time to time be adjourned, and all persons Interested will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning such ordinance. A copy of same may be obtained from the of lice of the Township Clerk, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, be­ tween the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday by any member of the general public who wants a copy of same without cost.

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the half, Sessoms hit 6-fot>l-5 Todd Scott on a slant pattern for a 25-yard touchdown. Any hopes the rejuvenated Devils had of getting hack into the game ended in a heartbeat. Halsey went off tackle for a 65-yard touchdown on the first play of the second half. Daly brought the small crowd - for a game between team s w ith 5-1 and 4-2 records, the turnout was einbarrasingly tiny on both sides - lo lire with a 52-yard kickoff return to the Lli/aheth 35. That was the first glimpse of life on the Westfield sid elin es since Ihe o pening m in u tes o f the game. But four plays pro­ duced minus one yard and Elizabeth again drove deep into WHS territory, reach­ ing the 12 before losing the hull on downs. Jenkins then produced nearly half o f W estfield's David B Corbin tor Tht Wnetflntd Londot and Tha Timaa AN INTERCEPTION... Blue Devil Mike Mroz, total offense in one play, following blocks by Daly, No. 22, Intercept* against the Minutemen. Mitchell and David King for K was 14-6. a 64-yard hurst around right end, Three incom plete passes later, before he was caught at Ihe Elizabeth Halsey fielded Cook's punt at his 21 Once ugain, the offense stalled own 26, got several crunching blocks and Ihe third period ended with and raced 74 yards for a hack-break­ Halsey breaking off runs of 18 and 27 ing touchdown. The PAT kick was yards to the Westfield 39. wide, leaving ihe score at just 20-6. Elizabeth coach Jerry Moore pul Elizabeth's next drive ended when in his reserves lo start the fourth M itchell recovered an A bdunafi period, hut that didn't slop the blood­ fum ble, bul H alsey picked o ff letting. Four plays later, Curtis Elazier MacDonald's pass on the next play capped the long drive with a 13-yard and Elizabeth then marched 83 yards touchdown hurst. in nine plays. Halsey, who finished Cook averaged nearly 40 yards per with 262 yards rushing on just 16 punt on six kicks. carries, rambled 46 yards on a fake Elizabeth now leads the series, punt - from the Elizabeth 25 to the which began in 1898, 21-13-2. Westfield 2(). With seconds left in Elizabeth 6 21 7 7 0 seven plays for the Minutemen to g o 74 yards, Ismail Abdunafi, u 245pound bruiser, filled in for the shifty Halsey and rumbled the final 19 yards right up the middle. Sessoms juked past three defenders for the PAT and

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NOTICE OF CO N TR AC T AWARD Date Adopted: October 26.2000 Public Notice Is hereby given that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded a contract without competitive bidding as a professional service or extraor­ dinary, unspecifiable service pursuant to N .J.S .A 40A11 -5(1 )(a). Thlscontract and the resolution authorizing It is available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board.

RESOLUTION NO.: 1207-2000 AWARDED TO : Robert A Fagella. Esq . of Zazzall, Zazzall. Fagella A Nowak. One Riverfront Plaza. Newark, New Jersey SERVICES: For professional legal ser­ vices to represent Robert O'Leary in the matter entitled Ogle v. Union County Prosecutor's Office, E. O'NssI & R. O'Leary, st els. CO ST: Not to exceed $5,000 M. Elizabeth Genlevich Clerk of the Board T - 11 /Q2/Q0. 1 It* LfladB)

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NOTICE OF C O N TR A C T AWARD Date Adopted: October 26.2000 Public Notice Is heieby given that the Union County Board ol Chosen F reeholders has awarded a contract without competitive bidding as a professional service or extraor­ dinary. unspecifiable service pursuant to N.J S A 40A.11-S(1)(«) This contract and the resolution authorizing It is available for public Inspection In the Office otthe Clerfi of the Board.

RESOLUTION NO.: 1185-2000 AW ARDED TO : Susan Fellman, Esq , 1829 Front Street, Scotch Plains. New Jer­ sey SERVICES: For professional services to represent the County of Union in Ihe mailer entitled Mormelo v. The County of Union, et al. C O S T: Not to exceed $10,000 M Elizabeth Genlevich Clerk of the Board 1 T - 11/02/00 The Leader Fee $22 44

HUSTLING TO THE BALL...Blue Devil Ale* lee. No. 12, beau her Cougar opponent to the ball. The Cougar-, tim e from behind In win, 2-1.

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Oak, tar. The organization also awards travel scholarships that permit athletes to I represent Westfield High School in national or international competitions in various sport*. For more information about the organization and its sponsored activities, contact the Westfield Boosters at P O Box 594 Westfield. NJ 07091-0594 or visit the internet Web page at http: //westfieldnj. coin/hoosters.

Sparx Split; Clock Clark, Stumble at Somerset Hills The Scotch Plains-Fanwood U10 Sparx. girl** soccer team defeated Clark. 7-2, then fell to Somerset Hills. 3-2, on October 21-22, respectively. Against Clark. Jeanne Altman and Christma Ada jointly scored the first goal. Katie Comacchia scored the sec­ ond goal, with the third and fourth goals completed by Stephanie Glover, with a final assist front Jenna McGarry, giving the Sparx a 4-1 lead at the half. Camarda was impressive at goalie In the third quarter. Kelly Dyckman -scored on a penalty kick and C ornacchia. with an assist from Cam arda. scored the sixth goal. Rebecca Von l.angcn was excellent offensively while Jennifer Gassier was formidable at goalie. Gassier and Altman saved two consecutive penalty kicks McGarry scored the final goal.

Against Somerset Hills. Corrinc Walker and McGarry had daring scor­ ing attem pts in the first quarter Camarda scored the Sparx s first goal in the second quarter with assistance from McGarry. Walker scored on a pass from Comacchia to give the Sparx a 2 -1 lead at the half. Gassier continued to tend goal well hut Somerset Hills tied it in the third then netted the winning goal in the fourth quarter.

PUBLIC NOTICE TOW N OF W ESTFIELD BOARD O F ADJUSTM EN T Notice is hereby given that Westfield Board of Adjustment adopted Resolutions at its October 16,2000 meeting for the following applications heard at its September 18.2000 and September 27,2000 meeting

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Baker Avenue seeking permission to erect an addition - granted as amended with con­ ditions.

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2. Our Houea. Inc., 606 Boulevard seeking permission to Increase flow area

N O TIC E O F C O N TR A C T AWARD Dale Adopted October 26,2000 Public Notice is hereby given that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded a contract without competitive bidding as a professional service or extraorI dinary, unspecifiabie service pursuant to I N J S A 40A 11-5(1)(a) This contract and j tfie resolution authorizing It is available for •public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of 1the Board

RESOLUTIO N NO.: 1101 2000 (Amending Resolution No. 360-2000) A W A R D E D T O : Mary Delano. 129 Mohawk Avenue, Cranfoid, New Jersey SERVICES: To Increase on-call hoursat the Youth Services Bureau to include week­ days from 4 30 p m. though 8 30 a m. PERIOD: 1/1/00-12/31/00 C O S T: $40 per evening for an additional $900. for a total amount not to exceed $4,030 M Elizabeth Qenievich Clerk of the Board 1 T - 11/02/00, The Leader Fee $22 95

COMPLETING A STRONG SEASON...The Westfield freshman girls soccer team finished with a suceessfiil, 7-3, record this season.

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S o c c e r S ea so n , 7 -3 Could it have been the offense of Caroline Sheridan. Amanda Nehring. Melissa Rosen. Kirsten Hall. Jen Napiorski, Jennie Mathew, Decnie Qualm . Mary Kate Maher. Laura Pietruszki and Theresa Nowicki; or the defense of Milan Fry. Kate Albino. All 1)evlin. Rebecca Sabreen. Lydia Carson. Hannah Burke. Alex DeJohn, and Ariel Garfinkel; or maybe the goalie Sum Tomosky who led the Westfield High School freshmen girls soccer team to victory? It was the entire Blue IX*vil and their coach Michelle Poremski who had a winning season of 7-5. With an average of 13 shots per game who would doubt them? Their cheer of. V I C T O R Y was the Westfield battle cry!

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3. Michael and Nancy Laahy, 240 East Dudley Avenue seeking permission to erect an addition - granted as amended with condition

4. Victoria and William Sicklae, 654 Fairmont Avanua seeking permission to erect an addition - granted

5. Thomas and Bath Ann Rllsy, 615 Hanford Placa seeking permission to erect an addition - granted

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NOTICE O F C O N TR A C T AW ARD Date Adopted October 28,2000 Public Notice is hereby given that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded a contract without competitive bidding as a professional service or extraor­ dinary, unspecifiabie service pursuant to N J S A 4 0 A 1 1-5(1 )(a). This contract and the resolution authorizing it is available for public Inspection In the Office of the Clerk of the Board

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Let’s Help New Jersey’s Elderly: Hang Up on Consumer Fraud By CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN It's 5:30 at night. You're eating dinner at home. The phone rings. But it’s not a friend, a relative or even the office on the line. It's a “friendly" telemarketer! While we've all been "interrupted’' at the dinner table, during the evening

Christine Todd Whitman news or mid-afternoon from an un­ solicited phone call, that’s not what I’m talking about here. It’s the serious issue of consumer fraud that concerns me. In New Jer­ sey, there have been a growing num ­ ber o f consumer fraud complaints especially against seniorcitizens. The

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portantly, improving health care. One of the most alarming failures is the inability to pro­ vide assistance in addressing the high costs of prescrip­ tion drugs. Since Medicare was created in 1965, new treat­ ments and medi­ cines have been de­ veloped that were not even dreamed of by the most prominent research scien­ tists and physicians of the day. Unfortu­ nately, Medicare has failed to adapt to the medical revolution that has taken place over the last 35 years and it is now failing to fully meet its obligations to today's seniors. Currently, there are over 40 million seniors in America who depend ph Medicare for quality health care, hut more than one-third of them do not have any prescription drug coverage. Over 13 million seniors, many on fixed in­ comes and living below the poverty line, spend nearly $600 per year in costs beyond what their insurance plan cov­ ers. With the cost of prescription drugs rising, this will only get worse. Prescription drugs are frequently the most effective treatments not only for saving lives but for preventing illnesses from becoming major medical prob­ lems. Beyond curing diseases that were once considered untreatable, prescrip­ tion drugs are a vital aspect of enabling older Americans to continue to enjoy a high level of activity and quality of life. It is a great irony of the current sys­ tem that Medicare provides coverage for expensive treatments that can often be prevented with appropriate medica­ tions. According to studies conducted by the National Institutes of Health, treat­ ing patients with prescription medicines can save tens of thousands of dollars per patient with drugs, which can cost less than $200, eliminates the need for sur­ gery, which can cost approximately $30,000. Fortunately, with record federal sur­ pluses projected, the means are avail­ able to provide prescription drug cover­ age for Medicare recipients. Each day, the wonders of modem medicine are enhancing our ability to heat and pre­ vent diseases. It is imperative that these benefits be made available to all and that the high cost of prescription drugs not be a barrier to access for older Americans. * • • • • Robert G. Torricelli of Englewood was elected to his first term as a United States Senator from New Jersey in 1996.

combination of the sheer size and age of our senior population, with the growth in assets from a strong economy, has led some fraudulent and dishonest businesses to target the elderly. New Jersey has one of our nation’s largest senior citizen populations. One in seven state residents is 65 years of age or over, and it is antici­ pated that this ration will reach one in four in the next 30 years. Telemarketing complaints from resi­ dents rank fifth in the number of com­ plaints registered with the Division of Consumer Affairs. The National Fraud Information Center (NFIC) reports that New Jersey remains in the top lOstates from which telemarketing complaints have originated. At the same time, the NFIC finds that that 25 percent of all of its telemarketing complaints come from citizens age 60 and older. On another note, our older resi­ dents are particularly vulnerable to dishonest home repair schemes; as many o f three in four seniors own their hom es with the majority of them more than 30 years old. Each year, m o re than 5 0 ,0 0 0 New Jerseyans report to the state and county consumer affairs’ offices that they have been the victim o f unscru­ pulous hom e repair contracts. These numbers concern me. It’s why I want to see legislation enacted requir­ ing the registration of telemarketing organizations - similar to what we’re seeing move through the Legislature with the mandating of registration for home improvement contractors. Keep in mind that our Division of Consumer Affairs already prosecutes fraudulent telemarketers under the state's Consumer Fraud Act. The Divi­ sion of Consumer Affairs imposes pen­ alties from up to $7,500 for a first offense and $15,000 for each offense afterwards. But I believe strengthening the Consumer Fraud Act to increase pen­ alties for first offense and $20,000 for each subsequent one will further protect residents. Under current law, the Consumer Fraud Act is only an enforcement tool - to fight fraud after its been committed. I want to see the Con­ sumer Fraud Act also work to stop problems before they happen. By further amending the New Jer­ sey Consumer Fraud Act to require mandatory telemarketing registration with the Division of Consumer Af­ fairs, seniors will be more shielded from the dishonest"'practices of telemarketers. Such a tool Will give the Division of Consumer Affairs a ju m p -start in any investigation; telemarketers will need to tell the state who they are, where they are located and how they can be reached. Supporting the passage o f this leg­ islation to provide som e muchneeded consumer safeguards in the area of telemarketing and home im­ provement contractors - especially with regards to the state’s elderly residents - is one more way that my administration has been reaching out to help the many faces of our one New Jersey family. And it’s why I’ve expanded senior services, protected PAAD, improved the Homestead Rebate program, as well as the Property Tax Freeze for qualified seniors. It’s also why I ini­ tiated a $5 million Independent Liv­ ing package to help our senior citi­ zens maintain their independence. Included is an array of communitybased services, from eliminating the waiting list for delivery o f in-home meals to extending congregate hous­ ing services for the needy. This $5 million package supports my three-year $60 million program dedicated to the elderly that was announced last year. It's all about creating more ways to make New Jersey a better place to live, work and raise a family - and to retire and watch the grandchildren grow. * * * * * C h ristin e Todd W hitm an was elected to the 50th Governor o f New Jersey in 1993 and re-elected in 1997.

lly RICHARD H. BAMJKR Camden never saw it coming. Prof,1s were good in 1965 and 11966, so its stunned might he the word to de-

Richard H. Bagger scribe city residents as they opened their newspapers in 1967 to discover that New York Ship was closing its doors find shuttering its Cam den yards. For ( 8 years, New York Ship had been a symbol of pride for Camden. It built! the battleships and cruisers that won the wars in 1918 and 1945 and kept the peace in between. It was gone, !an u n fo rtu n ate om en for Camden, once one o f New Jersey’s Big Sit cities, but now, like New York Slip, a ghost o f its former self. By any measure, Camden is in horrifid shape. It’s mayor was re­ cently Indicted. Until the State Po­ lice intervened, its streets were es­ sentially lawless. Twelve percent of its builcfings are abandoned; the city, with a 3,000 building inventory of tax defaults is the single largest prop­ erty owner, and holds liens on an­ other 7 000 - almost a third o f the property in town. Per capita income is $7,276, about a third of the state’s average, and 35 percent of its house­ holds hive incomes below the pov­ erty lev|el. Need! more? T here are an esti­ mated 200 open air drug markets, 7,000 people in public housing and 13 percent unemployment. Single mother.1,head 38 percent of its house­ holds ajid 40 percent o f its adults do not hav|e high school diplomas. Its people |re outside the main stream o f the [region’s an d the s t a te ’s econorrly, out of w ork and pretty much opt of hope. As l i e Reverend Willie Anderson was quoted as saying recently, “ No­ body should have to live like this in A m erica." R e v e re n d A n d e rso n should know; as the Director for the Camden Churches C oncerned for People, he faces C am den’s woes first hand. : [ None of this is for a want o f trying'1 by many men and women o f good hearts jind great convictions. The sta te poured m o n ey in to the aquarium, the Sony Center, new state office biddings and a new park along the banks of the Cooper River. The Battleship New Jersey M useum is coming and so is a brand new water­ front minor league baseball park. More important, during the 1990s, a church-sponsored group has rede­ veloped more than 100 abandoned rowhoufies, part o f a master plan to rebuild 1,200 houses, a block by block, Ijrick by brick, house to house reclamation of the city. What have these gbod people gotten for their hard work? Fifty percent higher prop­ erty taxes, placing a millstone around the necks of people trying to pick themselves up off the floor. Whal they haven’t gotten from Camden’s elected leaders is far worse. As one member of the church group was quoted as saying, the city “is absolutely necessary for the long­ term health of this neighborhood and it is absolutely absent. We ultimately cannot do the streets, and we need them done. We cannot do the sewers, and we need them done. We cannot reduce axation, and we need it done. And wt cannot reduce drug-traffick­ ing, and we need it done.” Camden as we know it is dying and small measures cannot save it. Gov­ ernor V'hitman has proposed a bold solution: a state takeover of Camden. I am sponsoring the bill that will make it happen. T he reaction has been stdly predictable. The very City Council which can­ not keep safe its citizens, which can-

not clean its streets, and which mt mu rely on the State for $70 million a ear - about 70 percent ooff its annual year budget - is opposed. It isi not hard to figure out why. A state takeover of Camden would take aw ay their power of patronage and their power of the purse. More disappointing are the reac­ tions those who cannot get past po­ litical dogma and partisan suspicions to look frankly, clearly and honestly at what is a tragedy for Camden the City and C am den’s people. They should listen to what the Brookings Institute has to say: "Camden is an economic failure...Ideally the city would be disincorporated, but no unit of government will take the re­ sulting p ieces...” P erhaps m ore im portant, they should listen to what Reverend Ander­ son has to say: “O nly the Statt'has resources necessary to recover aCity in the condition Cam den is in.'! While a State appointed manager would shepherd Camden back tb fis­ cal health, he or she would be aided by an advisory board that includes Camden residents and civic leaders. While the manager charted a course, people from groups such as the Con­ cerned Black Clergy and the Camden Churches would be right alongside, helping determine that course. Short of this, one is hard-pressed to think what else the Slate could do. We fought the War on Poverty in Camden and Poverty won. Urban renewal was not. We have tried and used every conventional and ortho­ dox approach we know - and they failed. In the past six years, the State has pumped a total o f $2 billion into Camden. The sad fact is that simply turning over the money to a city government that cannot govern is the equivalent o f driving down Admiral Wilson Boulevard and tossing it out the window. W hen state experts attempted to go over the city’s books and figure out how so much money could pro­ duce so little return, they could not decipher the ledgers and did not get much cooperation from the people who might help. Taxpayers around the state don't want to.keep throwing good money after bad. They want to know that there is a plan that’s going to work, that one day they won’t be the life support on which Camden increas­ ingly depends. But m ore than, the status quo is too high a price to pay for the people o f Cam den. Back in July, before the Republican Convention across the river in Philadelphia, somfcone asked a Camden grand­ mother about the spruce up along Admiral W ilson. She said, “They're going to fix all that up for the convention. They need to fix up everything else. W hat are they do­ ing about the houses? Housing is useful. G etting those people o ftth e corners is useful.” Abraham Lincoln once noted that “the dogmas o f the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion piled high with diffi­ culty, and we m ust rise with the occasion.” Camden is a place where not only the quite dogmas o f the past - but ail the dogm as of the past - have failed over and over again. We must rise to the occasion with new ideas and a new approach. Back in the day o f the New York Ship, Camden used to be known as “The B iggest L ittle City in the World.” We may never get back to the glory days of the New York Ship. We can , how ever, get back for Camden the kind o f life its residents used to have, used to enjoy and used to count on. Capable, competent arid courageous leadership that the state can provide will move Camden in that direction. *

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A Vote for Questions 1 & 2 Will Enhance Quality o f L ife^ For Ail New Jerseyans, Says Senate President DiFrancesco By DONALD T. DIFRANCESCO There are many decisions that voters will be asked to make when they enter the polls on November 7. No less im­ portant than New Jersey residents’ choice for the candidates who will serve at the local, state and national levels are the votes they will cast for the two public questions thru nnnesr on this year's ballot. Both public questions ask New Jersey residents to decide on issues that will impact the quality of living in New Jer­ sey, particularly as they relate to their health, safety and welfare. To achieve the goals of these referendums, Public Ques­ tion Nos. 1 and 2 ask residents to amend the State Constitution. It is a process that the Legislature takes seriously, and is only willing to support when an amend­ ment is necessary or is of significant benefit to the sate as a whole. Public Question No. 1, which recog­ nizes the need to build new roads, high­ ways and bridges, certainly meets the criteria. As every resident knows, there may be no greater threat to the environ­ ment, the economy and the public health

then congestion and gridlock. Public Fund can begin major road and infra­ Question No.l supports a program that structure projects that will help areas, will offer both short- and long-term re­ like Union County, stop the sprawl and lief to this pressing ease the crawl are erpdissue. The question ing the quality of life asks voters to ap­ throughout the state. prove a portion of the Public Question No. funding that will 2 addresses another is­ implement acompresue o f importrmre to area hensive new law that residents and that is. the will renew the Trans­ safety of their kids. portation Trust Fund Question No.2 provides and im plem ent a an amendment to the four-year, $3.75 bil­ State Constitution that lion program to im­ would enable the state prove our transporta­ to maximize the use of tion infrastructure. technology in disclos­ Public Question ing information to the No.l does not call general public under for new taxes. It does New Jersey's precedent­ not require any new setting Megan's Law. Donald T. DiFrancesco Few tragedies hit fees. It does not take from the general budget and it does not home like the murder of Megan Kanka at the hands o f a neighbor, but deplete surplus. It dedicates revenue this tragedy grew a national from two existing and appropriate referendum on the right to know about source, the sale of petroleum products the presence of sexual offenders in our and the sale of new motor vehicles. communities. New Jersey’s Megan’s If passed, the Transportation Trust

Law has endured a number of l fenders has been hampered by the com­ munications limitations placed on the 'Z~state. The approval o f Public Question No. 2 would move this statute interfile 1 |"« CentUTV Mmr -v.ikU iJ l/j nnnMrnn w uuuuuj A w n J *{*uWj

tiic iiotiioee and other new technologies in dis­ sem in atin g in fo rm atio n u nder Megan’s Law. Amending the Constitution should not be taken lightly. But neither should the integrity of our roads and bridges and the safety of our neighborhoods. Public Questions Nos. 1 and 2 puts the welfare of our residents first and on November 7, you can too by support­ ing these two amendments.

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By THOMAS C.JARDIM fx>r several years now, the Town of Westfield has implemented a three­ pronged approach to slow down the

Thomas C. Jardlm drivers on our streets. This approach combines the three “E 's" - educa­ tion, enforcement and engineering to reach the goal of making our streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and other motorists. But just in case you have not got­ ten the message yet, here it is again: Be especially careful when driv­ ing in and around school zones. Be on the watch for young children walking to and from school when you are backing out of your driveway.. Always expect the unexpected. Stop your vehicle when you see lights flashing on a school bus. Be aware that children may be on

bicycles, especially at intersections and driveways. A nd above all else, SLOW DOWN!! The faster you drive on Westfield's residential streets, the more likely it is that you will injure or kill a pedes­ trian. In fact, research on traffic im­ pact severity shows that the impact of a vehicle moving at less than 20 miles per hour does not usually in­ flict serious injury to the pedestrian Crashes with impact speeds between 20-35 miles per hour generally seri­ ously injure a pedestrian, while inju­ ries sustained by a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at over 35 miles per hour are severe, and frequently fatul. In other words, speed kills. And in New Jersey, speed kills an average of 180 men, women and children each year. In today's stressful world, time is of the essence, and many people do not allow themselves enough time to get from point A to point B. That means they speed and drive aggres­ sively to get where they're going. Increased educational countermea­

By ROBERT F. VIGLIANTI

Shared Services Coordinated Council Discussed by Mayor By LOUIS C. JUNG In February of this year, I attended a meeting hosted by Mayor Martin L. Marks of Scotch Plains. Also in attendance were School Board Presi­ dent, Terry Larkin and several key staff members from the three entities

- Borough of Fanwood, Township of Scotch Plains, and Scotch PlainsFanwood Board of Education. The sole purpose o f this meeting was to explore ways to cooperatively reduce costs for taxpayers and im­ prove services to citizens. It was agreed that a Scotch PlainsFanwood Shared Services Coordinat­ ing Council would be established. The Coordinating Council would be composed of two Council members (one from each political party) each from both Fanwood and Scotch Plains, two board of Education Members, Township Manager of Scotch Plains, Borough Administrator of Fanwood, and the Board of Education Business Manager. The Mayors serve “ex-offic id " The sole reason for the Coordinat­ ing Council to exist would be to inves­ tigate all means possible to reduce Cpsts and improve services by the sharitife of resources and services of the1three entities. Beginning in April, the Coordinat­ ing Council has been meeting at least monthly, has identified five areas for review, and established sub-commit-

tees and groups to analyze them: Administration & Technology (in­ cludes computer systems and training) Recreation and Parks/Buildings and Grounds (includes Engineering Traffic Safety Services for Seniors Public Works (includes custodial) These sub-committees have all met at least twice and arc making progress toward some meaningful cost reduc­ tions and service improvements. The Traffic Safety Sub-committee just focused on the traffic flow prob­ lems at Park Middle School. The solu­ tion arrived at requires some curbing, paving and striping changes. The two Fanwood and Scotch Plains Traffic Officers came up with this solution, in conjunction with the School Principal, and prepared drawings. The Fanwood and Scotch Plains Public Works Directors will scope out and perform the work. The school board will only have to pay direct costs for the project, such as materi­ als. The total cost to the school board will be much less than if they had to contract out all the work. The Recreation Sub-committee is initially focusing on field scheduling problems which will become more complicated next year when Fanwood has fields out of service for renovation and upgrading. The scheduling issue affects youth baseball, softball, and soccer as well as adult softball leagues. The technology and public works sub-committees are both examining the potential of computers and custo­ dial services each boom ing part of, or an adjunct to, the appropriate Board of Education area. The municipalities would reimburse the board their share of such arrangements. However, those costs would be less than the munici­ palities staying on their own. These are but a few examples of w hat the Scotch Plains/Fanwood Shared Services Coordinating Coun­ cil hopes to accomplish while realiz­ ing there are more ways of reducing costs while improving services. * * * * * Louis C. Jung is the Mayor o f the Borough o f Fanwood.

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sures will have some effect. Witness W estfield's recent participation in "National Walk Your Child To School Day," a wildly successful event that took about 1,200 parents who usu­ ally drive their children to school out o f their cars - think how much safer W estfield's street would be without 1,200 cars each day — and onto the sidewalks. L ikew ise, increased sanctions and increased enforcem ent will un­ dou b ted ly change behavior, and over the next several months, you are likely to notice a marked in­ crease in the level of enforcem ent effort by the W estfield Police D e­ partm ent. But solving the problem of speed­ ing in our town still comes down to motorists policing themselves. That m eans drivers taking their time and slowing down. And that's the best way you can let us know you have gotten the message.

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By DR. WILl.tAM J. FOLEY

L ess than two years ago, the Westfield community overwhelm ­ ingly supported an $ 11.7 million bond referendum to construct additions on two elementary schools and perform major repairs throughout the district. The fruits of that effort are now seen at Franklin and McKinley, and not a moment too soon. Elementary enroll­ ment is now at 2640 students or about 100 more than it was two years ago. In 1998. there was a pressing need to provide additional space at the elementary level because of the en­ rollment crunch. The high school, however, with less than 1,300 stu­ dents was at its low point. Therefore, both the Citizen Advi­ sory Committee and the hoard con­ cluded that we had more time to plan. In its 1998 report, the committee wrote that Westfield High School is the “crown jewel" of the district and pro­ grams should not be cut. They went on to suggest that additional space he considered as enrollment increases. During the 1999-2000 school yeur the Long Range Planning Committee

Mayor Viglianti Itemizes Borough’s Five-Year Infrastructure Plan As we closed the last century, the G overning Body review ed what Mountainside needed to do in order

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to maintain its position as one of Union County’s most desirable com ­ m unities. That review made clear that al­ though we have provided the build­ ings from which our local govern­ m ent will be able to efficiently serve M ountainside residents for the fore­ seeable future, other components of

the appropriate repayment term. Based on a report from the bor­ ough auditors which estimates the amount borrowed at $5,415,000, the term for repayment o f the bonds is 20 years and the interest rate we pay on the money is estimated at 5.2 per­ cent. The effect on the tax rate, and the effect on the taxes per residence (based on the average assessed value Continued on Page C-S

of the board began to study enroll­ ment projections for the high school. Unlike elementary enrollment pro­ jections, the high school population is a function of students already in the system with some small adjustments

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for new students. This year, our senior class is 322 students, but our current first grade is 450. These first graders will arrive at the high school in 2008. High school enrollment over the next seven years will continue to in­ crease. By 2005, we will have 409 more students and by 2008 the in­ crease will approach 5(H). a 369 in­ crease. Older residents of Westfield cor­ rectly remember than in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the high school housed over 2(MH) 10th, II th, and 12th graders. Why should the pros­ pect of 1,800 students cause us to consider new construction? A lot has changed in the world since 1970, and so has Westfield High School. In 1970, there was one class for special education; now there are over six. Four classrooms were lost when

the library was expanded in 1985. In the 1970s. we had four shops in opera­ tion, and now there is only one. TWo of these shops were converted into four classrooms in 1999, but we now have computer labs, a TV studio and our drop out prevention program. Project 79. Hie facility issues at the high school go beyond the problem of adding class­ rooms. Built in 1952, the high school needs a facelift. The hulls arc dark, the auditorium is in disrepair and the facil­ ity Uxiks tired. Gym floors are worn, bleachers are unsafe and art rooms lack storage and ventilation. Perhaps most noticeable is the con­ dition of the science department. Sev­ eral of the labs were constructed in 1960 when the last addition was added to the high school. Of the eight labs in use only one approaches the 1,300square foot requirement recommended by the state. TWo lecture areas are 625 square feet and 5(H) square foot respec­ tively, and neither even meet the re­ quirements for a regular classroom. After a year of work by both the Facilities and Long Range Planning Committees, the Board o f Education formed a Citizens Advisory Com ­ mittee to help develop final recom­ mendations for a bond. After working throughout the sum ­ mer the Committee recommended the construction of a 55,(H)0-square foot addition to the high school that would include 13 new science labs, six new classrooms, and a computer lab. We will renovate existing sci­ ence labs into regular classrooms and upgrade the art rooms. Finally, the Committee fell it was necessary to complete a number of renovation projects to upgrade the interior of the high school and add a locker room facility to house our feConUnued on Page C-9

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our infrastructure needed attention. T hose other components consist of our roads, our sanitary sewer system and our storm sewer system. We asked our Borough Engineer Dr. Michael Disko to prepare a re­ port for us regarding the infrastruc­ ture components. In his report, Dr. D isko recommended a five-year pro­ gram which will cost $6,288,400, with 84 percent or $5,291,500 being allocated to our roads, $601,500 to our sanitary sewers and $395,400 to our storm sewers and brooks. Municipal projects like the ones Dr. Disko recommended are typi­ cally paid for by issuing municipal improvement bonds, which means that the Borough borrows money and then repays it over a term of years. T he repayment term is determined by the useful life of the improve­ m ent, as spelled out in New Jersey's Local Bond Law. We have been ad­ vised, since m ost of the work to be done is on our streets, that 20 years is

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For well over 10 years, school officials and community members in S c o tc h P lain s-F an w o o d have watched a population "bubble" work its way up through the district's schools. Enrollment growth has re­ sulted front inefeasedbirth ratesahd frbWi housing expansion, especially on the district’s south side. At the same time, demands on our schools by State and Federal govern­ ments have increased as new cur­ riculum standards have been set down, specialized programs for spe­ cial education students have been expanded, and rules for making pub­ lic buildings accessible to the dis­ abled have been prescribed. The need for technology in our schools has expanded exponentially. T hese expensive demands have driven up costs while spending on schools has been limited by state caps and constant voter demands for tight fiscal control. Because of all these requirements and constraints, spending cuts have often had to be made in the areas of maintenance, renovations, and repair of facilities, and our buildings have paid the price! The time has finally come when we m ust revamp our facilities, cor­ rect their deficiencies, and create

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Dr. Carol B. Choye which will support much needed build­ ing additions, renovations, and upgrades. Passage o f the bond referendum scheduled for December 12 will mean that additions can be made at Terrill Middle School and Coles Elemen­

tary School; Park Middle School can be totally renovated; permanent walls can be built throughout School One Elementary and in other elementary areas; elevators, ram ps, lavatory modifications, and a second floor tirtk at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School can be added to meet me needs of disabled students and com ­ munity members; large group in­ structional areas can be added at the elementary and middle schools to meet curriculum requirements; leak­ ing roofs and dangerous athletic bleachers can be replaced; and tele­ phone and intercom systems can be upgraded to provide safe and secure environments for our students. And there’s a bonus! Passage of a referendum now will make the district eligible to receive approximately $12 million dollars from the State of New Jersey to help defray local costs. That’s 34 percent now, maybe nothing later if we put off this necessary spending. All residents can get more inforContinued on Page C-H

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Thursday, November 2, 2000__________ JtU'fltftrlft TUcntirr and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood

Weichert, Realtors WESTFIELD, - N iki Fry, a Sales Associate with Weichert, Realtors’ Westfield office, has been honored for her outstanding achievement in production during August. She also wus cited for Sep­ tem b er office aw urds fo r m ar­ keted listings and overall production. Ms. Fry is a re­ peat member of the New Jersey State Million Dollar Club and Wcichert’s Million Dollar Sales and Marketed Clubs, most recently in 1499. A licensed real estate professional, Ms. Fry was a fashion designer, work­ ing for European and American de­ signers including Yves St. Laurent, Emanuel llngaro, Jones New York and Phillips Van Heusen. Ms. Fry is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, earning a bachelor’s degree in design. She has lived in Westfield for 12 years, is married and has a daughter, and is a member o f the Westfield United Methodist Church. ***** WESTFIELD - Hotly Cohen, a Sales Associate at Weichert, Real­ tors’ Westfield office, has swept the August office awards for listings, sales and production. They are the most recent additions to Ms. Cohen’s distinguished list of career accomplishments. Ms. Cohen, who ranks among the top 2 percent of W eich ert’s 7,500 sales asso­ ciates as a mem­ ber o f the 1999 A m b a s s a d o f ’s Club, is a consis­ tent top producer who repeated as a member o f the New Jersey State Million Dollar Club, and Weichert’s Million Dollar Sales and Marketed Clubs in 1999. A longtime resident o f the Westfield area, her career achievements earned her a place in Weichert’s 1(H) Sales and 100 Marketed Clubs. Ms. Cohen, who is licensed in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, also holds a New Jersey broker’s li­ cense. She is a member of the Westfield, Greater Eastern Union County, Middlesex, Somerset and North Cen­ tral Jersey Associations of Realtors. ***** W E S T F IE L D — M a rth a Schilling, a Sales Associate with Weichert, Realtors’ Westfield Office, has won the office award for the great­ est number of marketed listings. Ms. Schilling, who has been associ­ ated with Weichert for 10 years, was among the honiirecx* at W iehert’srecent Years of Service Luncheon. A li­ censed real estate p ro fe s s io n a l since 1989, Ms. Schilling holds the professional designation of Graduate. Realtor Institute. A consistent, Ms. Schilling is a repeat member of the New Jersey S tate M in io n D o llar C lub and Weichcrt’s Million Dollar Marketed Club, most recently in 1999. She has lived in Westfield for more than 20 years.___________________

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF'S SALE S U P E R IO R C O U R T O F N E W JE R S E Y , C H A N C E R Y DIVISION. UN IO N C O U N T Y , D O C K E T N O . F-2724-00 F IR S T U N IO N N A T IO N A L B A N K , P LAIN TIFF vs. JAM C O , A N E W JE R S E Y G E N E R A L P A R TN E R S H IP , JO N A T H A N COHEN, M URRAY C O H EN , D EFEN ­ D ANT, CIVIL A C T IO N , W R IT O F E X E C U TIO N , D A TE D A U G U S T 07.2000 FO R S ALE O F M O R T G A G E D P R EM ISES. By virtue of the above-stated writ of execu­ tion to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, at the Union County Admin­ istration Building, tstFloor, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Eliza b e th, N e w Jerse y on W E D N E S D A Y T H E B TH D A Y O F N O V EM B ER A.D., 2000 at two o'clock In the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales. The judgment amount is S IX -H U N D R ED T W E N T Y N INE T H O U S A N D O N F -H U N D R E D S E V E N T Y N IN E & 26/100 (629,179.26). RE: F IR S T UNION N A TIO N A L B ANK VS. JA M C O . a New Jersey General Part­ nership, et als. DOCKET NO.: F-2724-00. MUNICIPALITY: C IT Y O F E LIZA B ETH C O U N T Y A N D S T A T E : U N IO N C O U N T Y , N E W JE R S E Y STREET A STREET NO.: 440-450 Y O R K S T R E E T , ELIZA B ETH , NEW J E R ­ S EY. TAX LOT A BLOCK NO.: LO T N O 1 IN B LO C K N O . 998.A O N T H E TAX M AP O F T H E C I T Y O F E L IZ A B E T H , U N IO N C O U N T Y , N E W JE R S E Y . OUTSTANDING TAXES: A P P R O X I­ M A TEL Y $20,600.00 D U E AS OF A U G U S T 24. 2000 T O G E T H E R W ITH A TH IR D P A R T Y LIEN IN T H E AP P R O X IM A TE A M O U N T O F $163,000.00* DIMENSIONS: IRREGULAR, APPROXI­ M A TE L Y 150.0 F E E T X 500.0 F E E T X 154.56 F E E T X 500.02 F E E T . N E AR E S T C R O S S STR E E T : D O W D A V EN U E. •All figures quoled are subject to v e rific a ­ tio n by any Interested parties. There is due approximately the sum of S IX -H U N D R E D F IF TY S EV EN T H O U ­ SAN D N IN E -H U N D R E D TH IR TY T H R E E &67/100 ($657,933.67) together with lawful Interest and costs. There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff's Office The Sheriff reserves the righl lo adjourn this sale. R ALP H FR O EH LICH SH ER IFF M C C A R T E R & EN GLISH ,LLP A T T O R ­ N E Y S A T LAW Four Gateway Center 100 Mulberry St. P.O. Box 652 Newark, New Jersey 07101 -0652 CH-755520 (WL) 4 T - 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 & 11/2/00__________________ Fee: $238.68

* • * * 0 W E S T F IE L D — Rosemary Thrum, a S ales A ssociate with Weicherl, Realtors' Westfield Office, has been honored for her outstanding achievement in sales during August. A consistent top producer and li­ censed real estate professional she is a 17-year veteran of Real Estate sales. Tljrum who repealed as a member of Weichert’s Million Dollar Sales and Marketed Clubs in I999, also quali­ fied for the New Jersey State Million Dollar Club last year. Married and the mother of lour children, she is a long-time resident of Scotch Plains, where she is active at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church. ***** WESTFIELD — The sales associ­ ates and staff at the Westfield Office of Weichert, Realtors are preparing to launch the company’s 22nd A n ­ nual Holiday Toy Drive to benefit children in need. As she has for the last five years, Karen Piesch is coordinating the office's participation in the toy drive. Donations will benefit local organi­ zations which serve the needs of financially or physically underprivi­ leged children. Since the wrap up of last year’s toy drive, Ms. Piesch has been hosting office luncheons and raffles to add to the donations by the public during the holiday season. All donations stay within the communities served by the local Weichert sales offices. For more information about this year’s toy drive, please contact Karen Piesch at Wcichert's Westfield Of­ fice, 185 Elm Street (908) 654-7777. * * * # * W ESTFIELD— Evelyn Clegg has jo in e d the W estfield O ffice o f Weichert, Realtors as a Sales Associ­ ate. A newly licensed real estate pro­ fessional, Ms. Clegg brings experi­ ence in human resource her new po­ sition at W eichert. She attends Rutgers University in New Brunswick where she completing requirements for a bachelor’s degree in psychol­ ogy. Ms. Clegg is a long-time resi­ dent of Plainfield. * * +* * WESTFIELD — Fredrick Fisher has joined the Westfield O f lice of Weicherl, Realtors as a Sales Associ­ ate. A newly licensed real estate pro­ fessional, Mr, Fisher has extensive executive experience in insurance underwriting and marketing. He is a lo n g -tim e resident o f N orth Brunswick. * * * * * WESTFIELD — Sonia RiveraIlooey has joined the Westfield Of­ fice of Weichert, Realtors «» n Sates Associate. A newly licensed real estate profes­ sional, Ms. Rivera-Hooey brings graphic design experience lo her new position at Weichert. She is a member of Weichert’s International Division, speaking fluent Spanish, She and her husband reside in Roselle Park.

PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF WESTFIELD I, B ER N A R D H EEN EY , T O W N C LER K O F T H E T O W N O F W E S T F IE L D , H E R E B Y C E R T IF Y T H A T T H E A T ­ T A C H E D IS A T R U E A N D C O R R E C T C O P Y O F A RESOLUTION A D O P T E D BY T H E C O U N C IL O F TH E T O W N O F W E S T FIELD A T A M E E TIN G OCTOBER 24, 2000. IN W IT N E S S W H E R E O F , I H A V E H E R E U N T O S E T MY H A N D AN D A F ­ FIX E D T H E S E A L O F T H E T O W N O F W E S T F IE L D T H IS 27TH D A Y O F OCTO­

BER 2000.

B ER NAR D A. H E E N E Y TO W N CLERK

RESOLUTION TRANSPORTATION, PARKING « TRAFFIC OCTOBER 24, 2000 WHEREAS T h e RBA Group is currently under contract with the To w n to provide professional services required for a Traffle Calming Study of East Broad Street; and WHEREAS the Intersection of East Broad Street-andNorth and South Chestnut Streets Is Included In the scope of services of the aforesaid study; and WHEREAS the aforesaid Intersection Is within the Influence of potential traffic Im­ pacts resulting from the Shoprite Supermar­ ket proposed for North Aye. in the Borough of Garwood; and WHEREAS Town Council has d e te rm in e d that it would be In the best interests of the affected Westfield residents to authorize a "Neighborhood Traffic Impact and Mitiga.tion Study" for the area around South Chest­ nut Street; and WHEREAS the RBA group submitted a proposal dated October 10, 2000, lo the Town Administrator to provide the aforesaid professional services for a fee of $7,000 00 and WHEREAS the Town Engineer has re­ viewed the aforesaid proposal and recom­ mends that a professional services contract in the amount of $7,000.00 be awarded to the RBA Group pursuant to the proposal dated October 10.2000; and WHEREAS Certificate of the Town Trea­ surer, certifying lo the availability of ad­ equate funds for this purpose has been provided to the Town Clerk In accordance withN.J.A.C. 5:301.10, expenditure of funds to be charged to A&E, Other Expenses, rruvoui'ii No. 0-001 -100-252. t lo a r .T n c n c c q f f lg g iT p c e s ! y e n by the Town Council of the Tow n ol Westfield that the aforementioned contract for professional services to conduct a “Neigh­ borhood Traffic Impactand Mitigation Study” for the South Chestnut Street Area be awarded to the RBA Group. One Evergreen Place. P.O. Box 1927, Morristown, New Jersey inthe lump sum amount of $7,000.00, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this professional services contract is awarded without public bidding in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A: 1 1-5 (Public Contracts Law); and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the fees under this contract be charged to A c­ count No. 9-001-100-252; end BE ITFURTHER RESOLVEDthat a copy of this Resolution be published in the Westfield Leader as Public Notice of action taken in accordance with N .J.S .A 40A: 11 -5 1 T -11/02/00. The Leader Fee: $67.32

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Recent Home Sales

WESTFIELD Fa la K. R eed o f C ranford, a Suits Associate with Weichert, Realtors’ Westfield Office, WESTFIELD hus won the September office awards for the greatest number of transac­ f.dna Zdenek to William C. and tion units and most sales. Jill M Kelly, 1127 Prospect Street, An all-around real estate profes­ $555,000. sional, Ms. Reed has made a sp e­ Lin-Jen Wei and Lin-Ying Wei cially o f marketing the exceptional Chem to Naren S. Narendran, 319 ex a m p le s o f v in ta g e V icto rian Woods Rnd Road, $392,500. homes in the local area. Her su c­ Steven and Sharon Dorry to Jef­ cesses include the historic Willfrey Sohel and Hyona Revere, 927 lam s-Droescher Mil) in Cranford, Grandview Avenue, $310,000. and the oldest existing hom e in Christopher and Susan Sloan to C ranford, the Norris-Oakey H ouse. Joeilen Popola, 101 Hardwick Av­ Those successes have fueled her enue. $265,000. interest in developing her growing Needle-Point Homes, LLC to Joel expertise in this special niche of and J.ori Kaplan, 1226 Prospect the real estate market, Street, $680,(KX). "In som e Robert Rose and Kimberly Kinter eases, it takes a Rose to Christopher G. and Rose M. little imagination Clem son, 516 Bradford Avenue, lo sec the charm $445,000. of some o f these Marie Joan Gimber to William J. o ld er hom es, and Michelle G. Crandall. 925 East which may have Broad Street, $242.9(K). been updated hy Leonard T. and Ruth M. Kreisman previous owners to Anthony A. and Brenda E. Stokes, anxious to add 113 Jefferson Avenue, $530,000. m odern conve­ Pierce M. and Loretta A. Joyce lo niences without a Janice Nelson and Arlie Graham, long-term plan in mind," Ms. Reed 441 Downer Street, $149,(XX). said. "We have many lovely examples Vivian Collyer Bucher lo Diddell o f historically significant homes, and P roperties, L .L .C ., It) Prospect I ready enjoy reaching out to the Street, $425,(XX). people who are interested in restor­ Douglas and Karen Barash to Ra­ ing and preserving their beauty.” leigh D. and Roberta K. Truitt, 415 Ms. Reed was honored as a m em ­ South Chestnut Street, $430,(XXI. ber o f W cichert's Million D ollar Anthony E. and Cartnela R. Patrone Sales Club, and qualified for the to Joaquim Cardona, 61 Michael New Jersey State Million D ollar Drive, $452,(XX). Club in 1999. Robert L. Scully lo Ronald P. and # * * * * Eileen McGovern, 520 Washington Street, 1357,000. Phillipe and Tomomi Becker lo PUBLIC NOTICE Scott Werner and Julie Levinson Werner, 320Clifton Street, $388,000. TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS N O T IC E i6 hereby given that at a meeting Virginia Keen to Ralph Rapuano, of the Townahip Council of the Township of 115 Grove Street, West, $95,(XX). Scotch Plains, held in the Council C ham ­ Myron G. and Linda L. Brown to bers in the Municipal Building of said Tow nRichard M. and Joanne W. Hopen, ship on Tuesday,October 24, 2000 there was introduced, read for the first time, and 136 Tudor Oval, $396,000. passed on such first reading, the following Ronald M. and Marianne Reed to ordinance. Leo Russell and Kristen M. Keene, 3rd. 1408 Boulevard, $258,(XX). ORDINANCE# ANORDINANCE SUPPLEMENTING Bruce H. and Susan Elliott lo AND AMENDING CHAPTER XXIII, Ronald J. and Joanne Neiswenler, 83 ZONING, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS, 1 0 7 8 , ESTABLISH­ PUBLIC NOTICE ING A NEW ZONING DISTRICT TO BE UNION C O U N T Y B O AR D KNOWN AS THE O F C H O S EN FREEHOLD ERS "C-CONSERVATION ZONE" NOTICE OF CONTRACT AWARD WHEREAS, in 1999 the voters passed a Date Adopted: October 26,2000

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referendum providing authorization to the governing body to establish a Municipal Open Space and Recreation Trust with fund­ ing to be derived from a special setaside of dedicated tax revenue, and; WHEREAS, oneof the prin cip al p u r p o s e d of the Municipal Open Space and Recre­ ation Trust is to raise funds for the acquisi­ tion of land within the Township to be pre­ served as open space and ; WHEREAS, additional funding for the acquisition of land tor open spaoe purposed may aiso be available from county and state sources Including, but not necessarily lim­ ited to the Green Acres program and fhe Garden Preservation Fund, and; WHEREAS, fhe T o w n s h i p o f S c o t c h Plains Zoning Ordinance has designated land that is owned by the township and other levels of government, and which is held for public purposes, including recreation sites, parks, as well as, developed and undevel­ oped properties, as the P - Public Zone, and; WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council have requested the Scotch Plains Planning Board to review the proposed change of Zone and then favorably recommended said zoning amendment, and; WHEREAS, the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Scotch Plains have determined that it is appropriate to establish a new zoning district in o r d e r to designate parcels of land to be maintained permanently as undeveloped o p e n s p a c e in order to preserve their natural features and environmental characteristics for the enjoy­ ment and benefit for all citizens of the Tow nship,

Public Notice is hereby given that the Union county Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded a contract without competitive bidding as a professional service or extraor­ dinary, unspeclliable service pursuant to N .J.S .A . 40A:11-5(1)(a). This contract and the resolution authorizing it is available for public inspection In the Office of the Clerk of the Board.

RESOLUTION NO.: 120S-2000

AWARDEDTO: John P McDonald, Esq ., ol McDonald, Rogers a FTIlfzore, 181 W High Street. Somerville. New Jersey. SERVICES: For professronet legal ser­ vices to represent Elaine O'Neal In the mat­ ter entitled Ogle v. Union County Prosecutor's Office, E. O'Nsst & R. O'Leary, st als. COST: Not to e x c e e d $ 5 ,0 0 0 . M. Elizabeth Genlevlch Clerk of the Board 1 T — 11/02/00, Th e Leader Fee: $22.95

Tamaqucs Way, $294,9(X). David J, and Lisa M. Viggtano lo Andrew D. and Lisa M. Zager. 111 Surrey Lane, $302,(XX). T h o m as A. and P au lette E. Morahito lo Ming Liu and Dan Li, 13 Trails End Court, $475,5(X). Leonard D. and Josephine J. Mayo toKathi D. Enterprises, L.L.C., 1030 Wyandotte Trail, $565,(XX). Valentino and Lesley llafalia to Chris and Brigid Robertshaw, 711 Belvidere Avenue, $396,(XX). W illiam and E liza b eth M. Waehenfeld to Thomas G. and Shan­ non J. Brennan. 12 Stoneleigh Park, $415,000. Alien G. and Noemi B. Gclb to Michael P. and Susan B. Locascio, 722 Hyslin Avenue, $745,000. Joseph G. and Linda A. Williamson lo Arun J. and Catherine M. Datwani, 1314 Central Avenue, $242,(XX). Lori Kaplan to James and Monica Eisenhauer and Marianna Navarrete and Rosa Torres, 372 Orenda Circle, $460,(XX). William C. and Jill M, Kelly to John E. and Christine Stelmach, 228 Seneca Place, $335,000. Katherine and Dennis Manion to Douglas C. and Lisa B. Landon, 731 Hanford Place, $387,500. William C. Wiberg and Lynda K. Sperry to Paul A. Manner and Denise Joffe-M anner, 718 S hadow law n Drive, $589,(XX). Stephen C. and Lynn H. Barrow to Robert and Mary Ellen Campagna, 841 Dorian Road, $332,500. R o b ert W. and S u san n e S. Sanderson to Elena Ciervo, 427 South Avenue, West, $230.(XX). Robert D. Blood to Simon P. and Cheryl H. Rush, 217 Benson Place, $465,000. Victor Y. Z. Liu and Wei-Tsao Wang Liu to Alan E. and Stephanie Silber, Jr., 1722 Nevada S treet, $360,0(X). Ole H. and Ingelise Caroe to Wil­ liam and Lois Davis, 41 Barchester Way, $530,000. Vincent D. Joseph to Kurds E. and Sarah A. Conrad, 310 Woods End

PUBLIC NOTICE UN IO N C O U N T Y B O A R D O F C H O SEN FR EEH O LD ER S

NOTICE OF CONTRACT AWARD Date Adopted: October 26,2000 Public Notice Is hereby given that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded a contract without competitive bidding as a professional service or extraor­ dinary. unspeclliable service pursuant to N .J.S .A . 40A: 11 -5(1 )(a). This contract and the resolution authorizing It is available lor public Inspection In the Office of the Clerk of the Board.

RESOLUTION NO.: 1160-2000 (Amending Reeolutlon No. 035-2000) AWARDEDT O : Sheri Hlnnant, 254 Dorar Avenue. Hlltside.New Jersey. SERVICES: To increase on-call hours at the Youth Services Bureau to Include week­ days from 4:30 p.m. though 8:30 a.m. PERIOD: 5/15/00-12/31/00 COST: $40 per evening tor an additional $950, for a total amount not to exceed $4,030 M. Elizabeth Genievlch Clerk of the Board 1 T - 11/02/00, TheLe ad e r Fee:$22.95

Road, $436,000. Stanley J. and Mary Niedzwiccki to Robert G. and Eileen M. Mitchell, 719 Highland Avenue, $529,900 Thomas E. Hayes and Terri Davis Hayes lo Rui A. and Christina S. S ilv a, 504 M o u n tain Avenue $ 4 14, (XX). Anna W. and David M. Mann to Richard K. Dursee and Laura A. Cardone, 2 1 Bennett Place, $830,000 Richard F. Turner and Leigh W. Allard to Robert L. and Beatrice S cu lly , 224 P ro sp e c t S treet, $320,000. Robert G. and Eileen M. Mitchell to Sean R. and Amy P. Healy, 609 Hort Street, $322,(XX). James Patrick and Elizabeth Nasta Moran, Jr. to John and Jennifer Lartz,a, 306 Scotch Plains Avenue, $479,900 Eric H. and Doris Peterson, Jr. to Joseph and Mindy Nitti, 528 Boule­ vard, $425,000. Estate of Janet M. Bigelow to Michael J. Triarsi, 126 Wyoming Street, $180,000.

FANWOOD Robert Harder to Henry Filipek and Jennifer Filipek, 64 Midway Avenue. $215,000. Joseph Scarano to Steven Rota, 172 Marian Avenue, $246,(XX). Frederick Ungaretta to Marianne C o lo n n a, 109 F arley A venue, $269,500. Gregg Fazekas to James Ferris and Christine Ferris, 117 Vinton Circle, $325,000. Rafael Franco to Charlene Marablg, 67 Beech Avenue, $238,000. * -t V irginia C u zzo lin o to Fratjcg Schorr, 36A Second Street, $ 120,’OQD. Janet Halecky to Charles Jr. and Shelly Widder, 33 Woodland Avenue, $280,000. Joseph Mariano to John Miugeis and Carline Fahey, 75 Pleasant Av­ enue, $173,(XX). Waller Hampton to Thomas and Andrea Santo Felcone, 140 Bums Way, $244,500.

SCOTCH PLAINS Hidden Acres to TokunboDada, 11 Carrie Farm Court, $670,000. Freda Buncamper to Abu Said and Arzellu Said, 812 Everts Avenue, $208,000. Thomas Rock to Michael Paleski and Stacy Paleski, 1415 Robin Lane, $375,000. Paul McNamara to Vito Cassano and G eorgann C a ssa n o , 9 1 2 Crestwood Road, $188,000. April Curry to Dionysos Curry, 1718 Front Street, $178,000. Joan Stephens to Nabil Ayoub and Salwa Girgis, 2085 Prospect Avenue, $260,(XX). "Michael Burkitt, 3nd to Kevin Mar­ tin, 2053 Prospect Avenue, $202,01X1, Wesley Meltzer to Marc EssenfeJd and Lois Essenfeld, 54 Clydesdale Road. $529,000 Elizabeth Hauser to Jayne Kaos and David Bullis, 530 Park Avenge; Apartment 112, $ 134,000. -T- 2

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Revised General Ordinances of the Township, of Scotch Plains, 1078, as heretofore supplemented and amended, is hereby s u p p le m e n te d a n d a m e n d e d b y add­ ing the following new section thereto as follows:

23-3.17A C-Conservation Zone The C-Conservation Zone is established to provide for the designation and recogni­ tion of certain parcels of land that, by reason of their natural condition or environmental features, are best left in their natural state as permanent open space for the enjoyment and benefit of all citizens. All lots so desig­ nated shall either be owned or under the control o f th e Township of Scotch Plains, or an authorized agency thereof, and shall be left in their naturai condition and shall re m a in undeveloped. Nothing herein shall prevent the Township or an authorized agency thereof, nor shall it prevent the T ownship or an authorized agency thereof from periodi­ cally inspecting any lot so designated, nor performing any necessary maintenance re­ lated to public safety including but not lim­ ited to, the clearing of any drainage way, easements or the removal of debris or any part of said property for the use of public purpose in order to create or correct health or safety hazards and/or create and/or con­ struct f o r th e p u b lic g o o d , sa fe ty, a n d wel­ fare, SECTION2: Section 23-3.2, Zoning Map, is hereby supplemented and amended by adding new paragraph 15 to subsection "a" therein as follows: 15. The property known as Block No. 405, Lot No. 1 shall be rezoned from the R -3A Zone to the C-Conservation Zone BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that this Ordinance shall take effeettwenh' (20' da’ 's after final publication, and approval by the Commissioner of the State Department of T ra n s p o rta tio n , o r a s o th e rw is e provided by law. A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2000, at 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Build­ ing, or any time and place to which a meeting for the further consideration of such ordi­ nance shall from time to time be adjourned, and all persons interested will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning such ordinance. A copy of same may be obtained from the office of the Township Clerk, 430 Park Av­ enue, S c o t c h P la in s , New Jersey, between the hours of 9:00 a.m . and 4:00 p.m. Monday tnrough Friday by any member o f th e gen­ eral public who wants a copy of same with­ out cost. B ARBARA RIEPE Township Clerk 1 T — 11/02/00, T h e Tim es Fee:$1Q4.55

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