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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders Continue Winning Ways

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Front Row (kneeling): Matty Margaritondo, Kyle Tannenbaum, Justin Walsh, Graham McAlindin, Spencer Moran Back Row (standing): Coach Doug Ackerman, Ryan Ackerman, Drew Burfeindt, Coach Bruce Moran, Zack Zimmerman, Angelo DiNizo, Coach Burfeindt, Danny Wright, Nick Heil, Aidan Nolte, JJ Stueck, Manager Brian Gechtman   Credits: Courtesy of Doug Ackerman
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Sam Beirne deals Credits: Courtesy of Chris Bates
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SPFBL 7U plays for the 8U Championship on Wednesday. Credits: Courtesy of Chris Bates
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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Three Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League teams continue their winning ways this summer. 

The 13U team won its championship game on Tuesday evening by defeating Cranford Gold, 12-8, in seven innings. 

The SPFBL's 7U Raiders -- who play in the 8U Division -- defeated Summit by a score of 6-4 at Route 22 Field  The team will play New Providence in the championship game on Wednesday, July 30, at 6 p.m., again at Route 22 Field.

Meanwhile, the 12U team plays for their championship versus Ridge Black at 6 p.m. at Memorial Field on Wednesday.

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Westfield Family Continues ‘Summer of Kindness’ with Infant Clothing Drive

July 12, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield mom and teacher Sara Liptack is continuing her family’s “Summer of Kindess” with an infant clothing for Furniture Assist, an organization in Springfield that helps formerly homeless people, veterans, the elderly, fire victims, refugees and people fleeing domestic violence.

“I said, ‘What’s the one thing you really ...

It's Not What You Are Eating, It's What's Eating You

EMOTIONAL EATING: FEEDING YOUR FEELINGS

Emotional eating can be described as episodes of binge-eating, grazing and/or eating when not hungry to soothe feelings. Emotional eaters have a pattern of eating to cope with stress, emotional conflicts and problems of daily life.

Emotional eating is eating for reasons other than hunger. Instead of physical symptoms initiating the eating, ...

Send a Message to Nick Scutari and His Cronies: Corruption Has No Place in Union County

July 19, 2018

Dear Editor:

The Union County Freeholders’ decision to appoint State Senator and newly-elected Union County Democratic Chairman, Nick Scutari’s chief of staff, Ed Oatman as County Manager smelled of corruption from the start.

To place a political consultant like Oatman in the role of overseeing 2,800 employees and running the day-to-day operations of the $500 million County ...

When to Dial 911: Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tip of the Month

July 10, 2018

There are many times you should call 911. If you or someone around you is in true medical distress, such as experiencing difficulty breathing, chest pains, bleeding, possible stroke, or any other serious health issues, then 911 should be called as soon as possible. If there are wires down, fire, a crime in progress, or other dangerous conditions to people or property, call 911 ...

Pizza and Trivia at Scotch Plains Public Library on Weds, Aug. 8

July 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- ​On Wednesday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m., join the teen staff for a night of trivia and pizza!

Teams of four will compete to figure out who has the best musical knowledge. Questions will range from “Name that Tune” to “Who Wrote that Musical?” The winning team will receive prizes. Registration is required and will begin on Monday, July 30 at 11:00 ...

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Mon, July 23, 8:00 PM

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Wed, July 25, 6:00 PM

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Wed, July 25, 7:00 PM

Westfield

Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza

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