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Homeless Memorial Vigil Held at St. Mark's Church in Plainfield

December 25, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The third annual memorial vigil to remember the homeless in Union County was held on Thursday evening at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Plainfield.  Multi-faith congregations across the county participated.

The event is held on the eve of the shortest day of the year as a time to remember the homeless people who died on the street or living in dangerous abandoned ...

Scotch Plains-Based Actor Garry Pastore Joins Cast of 'Shooting Heroin'

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Actor and Scotch Plains resident Garry Pastore has been cast as a supporting lead in Shooting Heroin, a film that tells a fictional story about the ravages of the opioid epidemic in small-town America and what happens when members of community take matters into their own hands.  

A ragtag team of locals comes together to form the first ...

Chatham High Senior Sinha, a CHS Academic Team Member, to Appear on Jeopardy! Show

Chatham High School senior Rhea Sinha has been selected to compete in the nationally televised Jeopardy! Team Tournament, which airs from Nov. 7 to Nov. 10 Sinha’s episode will air on Nov. 12.

As part of the selection process, Sinha took an online test of 50 Jeopardy!-style questions last March after a friend from the CHS Academic Team asked all the members to take the ...

Chatham Resident Calls Out JCP&L for "Butchering" Trees on Garden Avenue Private Property Early Saturday Morning

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Fran Drew carried a tree branch into the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night to voice her displeasure with JCP&L's treatment of trees on Garden Avenue this past weekend.

According to Drew, JCP&L crews "butchered" branches from healthy trees at 2 a.m. Saturday morning to clear up a voltage issue on its lines.

Drew also held ...

Chick-fil-A Unconfirmed as Tenant for Sears Site at Route 22 and Terrill Road

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road.

“We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service," said Jackie Jags, a spokesperson ...

Fanwood Mayor Mahr Addresses Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was a featured panelist at the recent Governor’s Conference of Housing and Economic Development in Atlantic City. Mayor Mahr shared Fanwood’s success in attracting investment, new business and more housing options.

The conference was organized to showcase how communities can and should work across boundaries to develop partnerships that ...

Special Meeting on Warren Township’s Affordable Housing Set for Monday, Oct. 1

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee will hold a Special Meeting to “encourage and receive public comment “ regarding the Township’s Affordable Housing obligation, they announced on Thursday. 

The meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1, in the Susie B. Boyce Meeting Room, Police/Court Building, 44 Mountain Boulevard.

No formal action will be ...

Chatham Township Introduces Amendment to Smoking Prohibition Law to Include Public Vaping, Marijuana Use

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously introduced an amendment Thursday night at its regular meeting to include the prohibition of marijuana smoking and vaping in public.

The ordinance would amend the "Smoking Prohibited" section of the township's police regulations. The measure will be up for adoption at the Oct. 9 meeting.

The stated purpose of the ...

Chatham Borough Council Member Weber Expresses Fear that "Pot Shop" is Coming to Town; Public Input Sought

CHATHAM, NJ - Bob Weber warned that the state legislature and Gov. Phil Murphy are about to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state and urged fellow Borough of Council members to take action at Tuesday's regular meeting.

Weber said that he was prompted to bring up the issue for discussion because the legal counsel for a marijuana shop has made inquiries.

"What has ...

Chatham Borough Council Approves Study to Make River Road 'In Need of Redevelopment'; 340 Apartments a Possible Result

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council approved a resolution Monday night authorizing a preliminary study to designate River Road an "Area in Need of Redevelopment," which is the first step in a process that could lead to as many as 340 apartment units being built on four lots.

The resolution passed, 5-1, with council member Bob Weber voting no because of ...


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