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Mayors of Four Municipalities Recreate Iconic “X Marks the Spot” Photo More Than a Half-Century Later

May 24, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Mayors from the municipalities of Scotch Plains, Plainfield, South Plainfield and Edison were joined by their dignitaries in a ceremonial meeting at the shared border on Woodland Ave. on Tuesday afternoon in an effort to demonstrate a renewed commitment to their partnership while recreating a more-than-a-century old photo.

The idea to recreate the photo was ...

Mayors of Four Municipalities Recreate Iconic “X Marks the Spot” Photo More Than a Half-Century Later

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Mayors from the municipalities of Scotch Plains, Plainfield, South Plainfield and Edison were joined by their dignitaries in a ceremonial meeting at the shared border on Woodland Ave. on Tuesday afternoon in an effort to demonstrate a renewed commitment to their partnership while recreating a more-than-a-century old photo.

The idea to recreate the photo was inspired ...

Sen. Menendez Kicks Off Jersey Jobs Tour Union County College Elizabeth Campus

ELIZABETH, NJ – Esteven Maas needed a job. “I was out of work with a wife and two children, and it was scary. I was sending out resumes, then I got this email saying, ‘Learn to be a machinist.’ I thought, ‘Wow! that is related to what I was doing.’”

He entered the manufacturing program at Union County and had a job waiting for him at New Jersey ...

Plainfield, Edison, Scotch Plains and South Plainfield Mayors to Recreate "X Marks the Spot" Photo on May 23

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield shares a common four corner boundary with neighboring towns, one of the few in New Jersey.  Located on Woodland Avenue near Sprague Avenue, it is where north-south and east-west divide four towns and separate Middlesex and Union Counties.

On Tuesday, May 23, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp of Plainfield, Mayor Thomas Lankey of Edison, Mayor Al Smith of Scotch Plains, and ...

Mayors of Four Central New Jersey Towns Will Gather on the Spot Where Their Communities Converge

Mayors from Edison, Plainfield, Scotch Plains and South Plainfield will gather at noon on Tuesday on the exact spot – at Woodland Avenue, north of Sprague Avenue in South Plainfield – where the borders of their four communities converge.

Tuesday’s gathering is meant to reaffirm the spirit of cooperation and friendship between the four neighboring towns. It also recreates a ...

Franklin Township: Anti-Pipeline Activists Call on Central Jersey Lawmakers to Take Action

SOMERSET, NJ - The rain is not keeping local environmental advocates away making their voices heard by state officials today. 

Brief Video of the rally:

Groups from Franklin Township and surrounding towns are rallying outside a Somerset campaign event and calling on local political leaders to take a stand against a proposed 32,000 horsepower gas compressor station ...

Edison Township Employees Raise $8,240 for Autism Speaks NJ

EDISON, NJ – Municipal employees raised $8,240 to benefit programs that Autism Speaks-New Jersey sponsors throughout the Garden State, according to the town’s fundraising organizer, fire Capt. Andrew Toth.

Toth recently presented a check to Kristen Apen, the field development manager for Autism Speaks-NJ, at the Edison Municipal Complex.

They were joined during the presentation ...

Edison selects WWII Veteran Charles Nolley as Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal

EDISON, NJ – Resident Charles Nolley – a World War II veteran assigned to the 115th Army Air Force Base Unit that supported the famed Tuskegee Airmen – has been named Grand Marshal for the town’s upcoming 55th annual Memorial Day parade.

Edison’s popular annual parade will kick off at 2 p.m., on Sunday, May 28.

“Not only is Mr. Nolley a witness to ...

Former Edison Mayor Dr. Thomas H. Paterniti Dies

EDISON – Former Township Mayor Dr. Thomas H. “Doc” Paterniti, 88, died May 13 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center’s Haven Hospice Care Center in Edison, surrounded by his loving family, according to his obituary.

According to the obituary, Paterniti – a dentist for 60 years with a private practice in Metuchen – served twice as mayor of Edison and 12 years in ...

Edison Fire Department Trains Every Firefighter To Administer Narcan

EDISON – The Fire Department has trained all 136 career firefighters to administer the life-saving anti-opioid “Naloxone,” commonly called Narcan, to reverse the effects of drug overdoses, officials said.

Edison is now one of the few Central New Jersey fire departments to train every firefighter, not only those who are EMT-certified, the township said in a press ...

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