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Westfield, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Union County, NJ Newspaper March 25, 1999
NJ Home Owners Brace For Record Property Taxes
Towns And School Boards Propose Record Spending

WISH YOU WERE HERE… State Senate President Donald T. DiFrancesco, center, presents a get-well card to Governor Christine Todd Whitman at the State House. The Governor broke her leg in a skiing accident in Switzerland last month. With Senator DiFrancesco are Assembly Majority Leader Paul DiGaetano, left, and Assembly Speaker Jack Collins.
  • NJ State Government Hopes To Soften Blow of Impending Property Tax Increases With Rebate Gesture.
  • Westfield and Scotch Plains Face Record Increases In School and Town Government Spending.
  • Mountainside, Fanwood and Berkeley Heights Schools and Government are Battling to Hold the Line On Property Tax Increases.
  • Increased County Spending Is hoped To Be Offset by Spending Of Reserve Funds And By Increases In Outside Revenues.

Town Attorney's 25 year Career
Council's Record $23.6 MM Budget; School's Record $54 MM Budget; Bond Payments; Taxes to Rise
Saturday Makeup Day for WHS
End of 35 Yr. Era; Elm Deli Closes
Scotch Plains
Republicans Rip Democrats Over Record Increase in Municipal Taxes; DECA Students Run Swift Council Meeting
Parking Plan May Lose 30 Spaces
Dean Oil Site Applicants Bow Out Of Hearing Amidst Controversy
Students Bring Children’s Books Alive With Murals in Evergreen Center
School Board Passes $8.8 MM Budget

PREPARING FOR THE LUNCH RUSH… Tim DeRubeis and his wife, Angela, work side by side at the Elm Delicatessen that they have operated together in Westfield for the last 35 years. The delicatessen, a local gathering place, will close its doors for good on Saturday, March 27.

Union County and State:

  • Union County to Receive $38 MM From Bergen County to Settle Suit Over Incinerator Debt
    Congressman Bob Franks Calls for Kids Protection on the Net
    Senator DiFrancesco Extends Senior Tax Freeze Application Deadline
    School Association Commends Senate For Special Legislation

  • The Week In Sports

    RAIDERS ON THE MOUND… Sophomores Alicia Piniat, left, and Michelle Bover will take to the mound this season for Raiders softball team. Piniat is expected to be the starter. The Raiders have a lot of veterans and can be expected to be competitive.

    • Devil Lacrosse; Boys Stress Attitude and Have Size, Speed; Girls Seek Recognition and Respect
    • Blue Devils to Defend Union County Softball Title; Raiders Add Experience and Punch; Lady Viking Softballers Seek Improvement
    • Berkeley Heights defeats Cranford for the Scotch Plains Senior Basketball League Crown.

      IRRESISTIBLE... People for Animals offer playful puppies.

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