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Harlem Wizards to Take on SPF All-Stars in Fundraiser on Oct. 2nd

August 23, 2014 at 10:18 PM

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- The renowned Harlem Wizards, featuring local hoops legend Jack “Blackjack” Ryan will battle the SPF All-Stars on Thursday, Oct. 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. 

Leading the Scotch Plains-Fanwood All-Stars will be Coach Father John Paladino along with players including Scotch Plains Police Chief Brian Mahoney, Fanwood Chief Richard Trigo, Freeholder Al Mirabella, and Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr.

"This will be an amazing family event, and it's happening in our backward," said Scotch Plains Council Member Colleen Gialanella. "Advance ticket sales are priced at $17 for adults, and $15 for students to keep this event affordable and fun for the entire family."

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Proceeds will benefit the Scotch Plains-Fanwood chapter of UNICO, the Italian American service organizations that supports scholarships, Columbus Day activities, mental health initiatives and other worthy causes. 

The Harlem Wizards were founded in 1962 by sports promoter Howie Davis, whose vision was to put a different spin on show basketball. More than 50 years later, the Wizards are an institution, creating awe-inspiring fundraiser events for schools and non-profits.The team plays over 300 games across the U.S.  and raises in excess of $1 million annually in contests against local community leaders, teachers, coaches and others.

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Plainfield Resident Arrested, Charged in Connection with Thursday Night Death

January 14, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Plainfield resident has been arrested and charged for his alleged role in an altercation that resulted in the death of 34-year-old Oscar Isaac Ramos Lopez  this week, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Saturday.

Jamie Castillo Castro, 24, is charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter in connection with the killing.

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New Jersey Wins Under Lance Mental Health Law

January 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. ---  Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) announced that New Jersey has been selected to participate in a demonstration program to expand access to community mental health services and strengthen the quality of care for those living with mental and behavioral health issues. The demonstration program was created under Lance’s Excellence in Mental Health Act, which was ...

5 Questions to Ask at an Open House

When you go to your next open house, ask the listing agent these key questions to help you make an informed decision. When a property is hot, a public open house may be your best opportunity for due diligence before submitting an offer. While the hosting agent may not be able to answer all of your questions, there is a lot you can learn.

1. How long has it been on the market?  You may ...

Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

January 12, 2017

Dear Editor:

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address some two of the major ...

Homes That Sold This Week in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

January 15, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Brought to you by Keller Williams Realty, the following is a list of homes that have sold this week in the towns of Fanwood, Scotch Plains and Westfield. (See table below.) This information includes sales that were listed in the Garden State MLS.

Check this weekly update to stay informed about your local real estate market.

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