Community Life

Fanwood Honors Flintlocks, Step Dancer, Event Planner and Photographer

August 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Borough Council named the Flintlocks, a group of volunteers who mentor local Boy Scouts and donate their time to various projects in town, as Volunteers of the Month at the council meeting on Tuesday, August 19. Representing the group were Robert Germinder, 83, Ted Marquadt, 72, Joe Schott, 92, and founder Allan Ebersole, 91, who each received  a commemorative print of the historic Fanwood Train Station from Mayor Colleen Mahr.

The mayor and council also recognized SPFHS honor student Kelsey O'Connor, who is also a champion Irish dancer, with a special Achievement Award.  Emily Howarth was honored by Mayor Mahr and Police Chief Richard Trigo for organizing, planning and implementing Fanwood's 2014 Night Out earlier this month.  Greg Cummings, former Planning Board Chairman, was recognized for winning first place in the Union County Senior Art Contest photography category.

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Condominiums Will Replace Lawnmower Shop in Clark

December 3, 2016

CLARK, NJ – A 7-unit condominium building will soon stand on the site of the Clark Power Equipment property at 1132 Westfield Ave. The Clark planning board voted unanimously in favor of an application presented by Vincenzo Associates at its meeting Thursday night.

Site engineer Edward Dec said the single 7-unit structure is a better use of the lot’s size and shape than two ...

What Do The PSAT Results Mean?

Fall 2016 PSAT results will be available Monday, Dec. 12 online for high school students and parents. This year, we anticipate that junior students’ percentile rankings will be lower than last year’s. 


This year, the College Board can compare student performance with actual performance from the last year.  In 2015, the College Board used a convoluted ...

Scotch Plains Grieves Loss of Longtime Librarian Meg Kolaya

December 1, 2016

Dear Editor:

I am saddened to hear of the passing of our former Scotch Plains librarian Meg Kolaya. Her loss reminds me, and I assume all of us yet again how precious life is.

She served our Township with great dignity and professionalism; always committed to making our library the valued centerpiece of our community, one that we could all take great pride in. Her influence and ability to ...

Congregation Beth Israel to Host Scholar-in-Residence Weekend With Rabbi Esther Reed From Rutgers Hillel

December 3, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold a Scholar-In-Residence weekend on Friday evening, Dec. 9 and Saturday morning, Dec. 10, with Rabbi Esther Reed, Senior Associate Director for Jewish Campus Life at Rutgers University Hillel.  The program is free and open to the community, with an oneg dessert reception Friday evening and a kiddush ...