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Scotch Plains Fanwood Baseball League Announces Award Winners, Opens 2014 Season

April 13, 2014 at 4:52 PM

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Fanwood Baseball League (SPFBL) opened its 2014 season on Saturday April 12 under warm sunny skies – a welcome sight after a long, cold winter.

Players ranging from Tee Ball through the Majors division marched from Valley Road into Booth Field, home of SPFBL.  SPFBL President Neil Kaufman explained why Opening Day is a highlight of the year:

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The league handed out a number of awards at the ceremony.  The winners were:

  • Spencer Moran, winner of the David M. Ferro Sportsmanship Award (Majors Division)
  • Connor Walsh, winner of the James P. O'Brien Sportsmanship Award (Senior Division)
  • Frank DiNizo, winner of the James R. Sochan MVP Award (Senior Division)
  • Rich Duthie, winner of the Tom Paterson Distinguished Service Award
  • Sponsor of the Year Award: Modell's
  • Sponsor of the Year Award: Darby Road

The Scotch Plains Fanwood Baseball League (SPFBL) is a private, non-profit organization providing baseball opportunities to the youth of Scotch Plains and Fanwood ages 5 to 18. The league is the product of the merger of Scotch Plains-Fanwood Youth Baseball Association (SPFYBA), formed in 1955, and FYO (Fanwood Youth Organization) Baseball League, formed in 1961. Visit www.spfbaseballleague.org and Facebook.

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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 ...

Where's the Replacement?

January 17, 2017

To the Editor:

As a chair of the Rare Disease Congressional Caucus, Congressman Leonard Lance has been a strong advocate for those who have been stricken with uncommon health issues and last year helped to pass the 21st Century Cures Act. Yet on Friday, Congressman Lance voted to take away the health insurance of those very souls he claims to be on the side of.

The Affordable Care Act makes ...

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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