Scotch Plains/Fanwood News

September 18, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr presented a proclamation to Fanwood children (left to right) Olivia Haley, Dante Castronuovo and Ian Weisholz who raised $1,265 for the Valley Brook Village Community for homeless veterans by selling lemonade.  The second graders, who attend Brunner ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Four academically talented seniors from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and 13 students ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Council honored local volunteer groups whose mission is to prevent suicide to speak about their organizations. Caring Contact, a 24-hour crisis hotline staffed by local volunteers, was ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- With bright sunshine and unexpectedly high temperatures, the 23rd Fanny Wood Day celebration attracted large crowds for the annual street fair showcasing the best of downtown Fanwood. The festival attracts a wide variety of vendors and food trucks, while also providing the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo is asking residents and business owners to help solve crime and keep the community safe by registering their surveillance cameras with the Citizen/Business Security Program to help deter crime and assist FPD in its overall crime prevention ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- September 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is joining the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free Coalition for this annual initiative, a day of action to help raise awareness and prevention of falls in our ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Two Scotch Plains Fanwood PAL teams remained undefeated when the New Jersey Suburban Youth Football League completed its second week of the season on Sunday, Sept. 16, at a warm and sun-drenched Tyson Field at Scotch Plains Fanwood High School. The SPF PAL D team ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The second annual "From Farm to Table" fundraising dinner treated attendees with a six-course meal prepared by Brian Kirpan, from BK Private Dining and Catering, and other local chefs on Saturday, Sept. 15, on the "hedge property" next to the Scotch Plains Municipal ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- One the highlights of the calendar year in Fanwood, the annual Fanny Wood Day celebration is back this Sunday, Sept. 16.  The 23rd annual street fair will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. throughout downtown Fanwood along South Ave. and Martine Ave. "Each year, this event ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS,  NJ -- The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) unanimously approved the draft Tier 1, Phase 1 Downtown Redevelopment Plan at its monthly public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12.  Following this action, the plan will now go to the Scotch Plains Township Council for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD -- How well a team handles adversity often correlates with its experience.  So when Scotch Plains-Fanwood -- a team with 14 seniors and 23 returning players -- found itself trailing to archrival Westfield, 2-0, at halftime Saturday, it didn’t press. The Raiders have one of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Typically, the case with a Scotch Plains-Fanwood versus Westfield girls’ soccer game is that goals are at a premium, often coming after minutes of back and forth deadlock in the midfield. But on Saturday, it took the Raiders just three minutes to separate themselves from a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The 2018 Good Scout Awards Dinner will honor several members of Scotch Plains-Fanwood community on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Shackamaxon Country Club (1607 Shackamaxon Drive, Scotch Plains) to raise money for Boy Scouts programs in under-served areas.  The 2018 honorees ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Who doesn’t like a free lunch? The offer to participate in the “BBQ for Badges” at Arbor Terrace Mountainside went out to first responders throughout the area a few weeks ago and, as expected, police officers, firefighters and EMTs dropped in from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said. The donations were 6.8 ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library will host their 32nd Fall Book Sale from Sept. 20 to 23, 2018. Remaing donation days are Monday, Sept. 17 and Tuesday, Sept. 18. Browsers at the sale easily find books by subject matter: history, romance, classics, art, cookbooks, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- More than 20 economic development professionals and downtown managers met in Fanwood on Wednesday, Sept. 12, to discuss downtown economic development and hear from Mayor Colleen Mahr about the Borough’s efforts to revitalize its downtown community. Mayor Mahr spoke about Fanwood’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- During the past few weeks Scotch Plains and surrounding towns in Union County have had a significant increase in the number of motor vehicle burglaries. The majority of these burglaries have been a result of vehicles being left unsecured. On September 4, six vehicles ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Saturday Mornings on the Plaza, offered weekly this fall between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, invite  at the pedestrian plaza that opens onto South Ave. (beside Railside Cafe), resumes on Sept. 15 with a Shakespeare Workshop for any child who loves the theater. "Spiral, Inc. will ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County Freeholders Al Mirabella and Rebecca Williams present a resolution to Judith Hurok of Scotch Plains recognizing her hard work as a mathematics teacher at the Union County VoTech Schools' Academy for Information Technology (AIT) as her distinguished career comes to ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Chelsea Senior Living Regional Operations Director Paul Gedbaw has been an avid runner for 20 years. But his participation in this year’s New York City Marathon has special significance. Gedbaw will run with Team ALS in the Marathon, one of the world’s premier foot races, held ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Like so many kids who grow up playing soccer in Scotch Plains and Fanwood, Adam Weiner always dreamed of one day scoring a goal in a varsity game at Wexler Field. The senior can fondly remember netting the golden-goal in a JV county tournament game as a freshman growing ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Midway Ave. will be closed from North Ave. to Hetfield Ave. to pave the roadway beginning Friday, Sept. 14, at 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, due to continuing work by Elizabethtown Gas Company. "Detour signs will be in place, and officers will be on scene to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The search is on for Woody, a missing neutered male cat that was last seen in the area near the JCC on South Martine Ave. Woody is only 11 months old and has lived most of his life indoors. If you see him, please do not chase. Instead, call  (908) 578-4353 or email ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A 24-year-old Mountainside resident is in critical condition at University Medical Center in Newark after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 9. Police gave the following account of the incident: At about 1:09 a.m.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Republicans kicked off their 2018 election season with a fundraiser hosted by Pam and Rich Duthie.  The 2018 candidates on the Republican ticket for Scotch Plains Council are:  Andrew Bondarowicz Sonali Dalvi Jeff Kowalczyk The party's platform ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer as well as the kickoff of the 2018 campaign season.  The Scotch Plains Democratic team -- Elizabeth Stamler, Roshan “Roc” White, and Josh Losardo -- is in full swing and focusing on their campaign. The Council candidates have been ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains moved its annual 9/11 memorial service indoors on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  Led by Mayor Al Smith, the ceremony included an opening prayer by ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Thomas Rodriguez was transparent in saying that he was surprised upon having two of his shots meet with the blue netting of Wexler Field's professional-style goals Tuesday.  “I was a little bit surprised; surprised at how well the game went for me,” he told ...

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