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Local Chains Among 11 'Worst Fast Food' Dining Options

August 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- During times when families seem to have less and less time to prepare and eat dinner together, fast food dining is a regular occurrence, particularly when there are two parents working outside the home.

Convenience and speed have long been selling points for so-called "quick service" restaurants. However, freshnes and quality, as well as friendly service, are increasingly becoming top priorities

Our area is filled with fast food options either in malls or stand-alone buildings. Many of them are are on Consumer Reports' list of the 11 Worst Fast Food Restaurants

Do you agree with the rankings? Perhaps the best option is to dine at a locally owned restaurant.

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Football: Mark Ciccotelli Named New Head Coach at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

January 19, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- For 21 years, Steve Ciccotelli led the Scotch Plains-Fanwood football program before retiring in 2011. Now his brother, Mark, will be at the helm of the Raiders, as the SPFK12 school district announced the hiring Mark Ciccotelli as head varsity football coach Thursday.

Ciccotelli, who replaces Jon Stack following his resignation in November, comes to Scotch ...

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 ...

Congresswoman, Your Attendance Is Mandatory, Not Optional.

January 18, 2017

To the editor:

I sent this letter to Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman on her failure to represent us at the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2017. To date, she has not taken the time or extended me the decency to respond.

This makes one wonder, if she and those wo do not want to attend, should resign from their offices, since they refuse to the job we are paying them to ...

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.

The Sold Sisters are a real estate ...

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