Scotch Plains/Fanwood News

November 12, 2018

HOLMDEL, N.J. -- Jerika Lufrano finished third in 19:28 to lead the Union Catholic girls cross-country team to a runner-up finish in the Non-Public A race at Saturday's NJSIAA Group Championships at blustery Holmdel Park. UC, the defending champions, finished second to Red Bank Catholic, 55-70.

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WAYNE, N.J. -- The Union Catholic volleyball team came into Saturday's matchup vs. Immaculate Heart as huge underdogs, but the Vikings put together a great effort before falling to the No 1 ranked team in the state in the Non-Public State final at William Paterson University. The Vikings, ranked ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew Church hosted over 160 veterans and their families for a celebration of Veteran’s Day on Sunday, Nov. 11. The vets in attendance were participants in the “Hometown Heroes Banner” program from Scotch Plains and Fanwood. The program was completely funded by local ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature.  Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or ...

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ROSELLE, NJ -- Holy Trinity eighth graders competed and won first place in the 47th Annual Scholastic Olympics held at Roselle Catholic High School. This brings Holy Trinity to a total of 13 first place wins in recent years. A team of 17 students form Holy Trinity beat out 200 other students from ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Township honored veterans on Nov. 11 with ceremony that included the laying of wreaths at the Veterans Monument on Park Ave. and remarks by town officials and members of American Legion Post 209 and VFW Post 10122. Among the participants who laid wreaths for ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood honored veterans on Nov. 11 with ceremony at Fanwood Memorial Library on Sunday, Nov. 11.  During her remarks, Mayor Colleen Mahr welcomed some of the new faces who came to the annual ceremony. Among them were Richard Wood and his grandchildren, who traveled ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – An 8.3-acre park on Westfield's border with Garwood is home to a regulation size ice hockey rink, at least for the next three months. Several hundred people gathered for the formal opening of the Westfield Rink on Sunday, a temporary ice rink housed in a tent at Gumbert Park. The ...

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WEST POINT, NY -- Scouts from Scotch Plains-Fanwood BSA Troop 104 braved driving rains and sub-freezing temperatures as they camped out in upstate New York before visiting the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Veterans Weekend. The Scouts were given a guided tour of the campus by a cadet ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will host the annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m.  The service is sponsored by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerial Association, which is comprised of local faith leaders, town mayors, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the Scotch Plains and Fanwood police departments will conduct a simulated automobile accident on Happel Court, next to SPFHS, to educate high school seniors about the dangers of driving while impaired. The demonstrations will take place between the hours ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Township offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day.  Thus, the grace period for payment of fourth quarter taxes due November 1st will be extended to Tuesday, Nov. 13.     Payments received after Nov. 13 will be subject to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ --  American Legion Post 209 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFM) 10122, will conduct the annual Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, November 11 at 11:00 am with the laying of wreaths at the Veterans Monument at Park Avenue and Front Street in Scotch Plains. At  12:00 Noon ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Town Council established a Sewer Utility on April 2018 to begin the planning process to address required for ongoing and long-term maintenance of the Borough’s infrastructure system, as well as plan upgrades to the Borough’s aging sewer infrastructure system. Two immediate ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Most young football players only dream of playing in a major league stadium some day. However, the SPF PAL "A" (8th grade) and "B" (7th grade) teams will have that opportunity before even reaching high school.  The scrimmage will take place on Saturday, Dec. 23, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic's fifth annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday morning was a heartfelt and emotional tribute to those who served as the UC Community gathered on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day to honor and remember all the sacrifices that veterans have made for their ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will host an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Come join an informal walk to enjoy the spectacular colors of maple, hickory, tuliptee, sweetgum, and oak leaves and to see the restored start of Ash Brook Reservation’s Swamp Nature Trail, which was severely damaged by this year’s heavy and near-constant rainfall. The walk ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood police are investigating a residential burglary in the 100 block of South Martine Avenue that occurred on Thursday, Nov. 8, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.. Entry was made by prying open a rear kitchen window.   "All residents are encourage to contact the ...

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KEY LARGO, Fla. – A 49-year-old Westfield man died while vacationing in Florida, a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Rodney Jinkins was snorkeling with his family when witnesses saw him unresponsive in the water at about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, the spokesman, Adam ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Tears were shed as sadness engulfed Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s bench late Thursday. The Raiders’ season had just ended in upset to Elizabeth in the sectional final. It was the first — and only — time the Raiders lost all season.  With Elizabeth and its fans storming the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood's Poetry Series celebrated its 20th anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, with live music, special guests and of course, poetry at the Carriage House. The event was hosted by Adele Kenney, Fanwood's Poet Laureate and founder of the Poetry Series, along with her poetry ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic defeated Hudson Catholic to win the NJSIAA Section B Non-Public Championship in a three-set thriller between state powerhouses in front of a packed and loud crowd at Union Catholic on Wednesday night. After the teams split the first two sets both that both ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In two consecutive NJSIAA tournament games, Scotch Plains-Fanwood found itself tied with just minutes left in regulation.Twice it was Lizzie Ley who saved the day. For her helping her team advance to the semifinals of the state tourney, Ley has earned the honor of being ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- For the past couple of years Nick’s Pizza has been selling gluten-free pizzas, and in that time has built a loyal following of customers who buy them on a regular basis. With every sale, the message from the customers remains the same: Nick’s has the best gluten-free pizzas in the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Martine Avenue will be closed from South Avenue to Midway Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. so that the roadway can be paved.  Detour signs will be in place and police officers will be on scene to assist with traffic, according to Fanwood Police  Chief ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The JCC of Central New Jersey is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Goldstein as its new executive director. Goldstein joined the JCC 14 years ago and has served in many capacities. He held leadership roles in the JCC’s Teen Department, and for over nine years ...

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OSWEGO, NY -- Michael Gross of Fanwood, who is majoring in broadcasting and mass communication, was awarded a Deans' Scholarship and Destination Oswego Scholarship from SUNY Oswego. The award recognizes past academic achievement and potential for success. SUNY Oswego honored more than 850 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 2018 campaign for Scotch Plains Township Council featured six candidates who generally seemed to like each other and held a candidates debate on October 22 in which they seemed to agree on many issues, including downtown development and outrage over racist ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- In a campaign that had three candidates vying for two seats on the Fanwood Borough Council and did not feature a candidates debate, Democrats Erin McElroy-Barker and Patricia "Trisha" Walsh defeated Republican Brian Walter by a wide margin.  Unofficial Results Trisha Walsh (D): ...

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