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Dirt on Garbage at the Scotch Plains Public Library

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Wednesday, August 2 at 6:30 pm, learn about garbage and the importance of reducing, reusing, recycling, and responsibility with this interactive family program featuring Mad Science.

This program is ideal for children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. No registration is required and is limited to the first 50 attendees.​

Please visit our website, www.scotlib.org, or call 908-322-5007 x204 for more information.

Scotch Plains Public Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.

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Cops Arrest 3 After Stolen Car Crashes in Westfield; 4th Person Sought

October 15, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Around 7:00 a.m. Sunday, a stolen car left the roadway and crashed on the 1200 block of Central Avenue, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman. Four males exited the vehicle and fled on foot, he said.

The car was not being pursued by police at the time, he said.

“Police arrived and the vehicle ended up being stolen out of Manalapan,” Wayman ...

Video: Firefighters Battle Five-Alarm Blaze in North Plainfield

October 18, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD — Firefighters continue to battle a five-alarm fire that began in the early hours of Tuesday morning at the vacant Villa Maria facility at 641 Somerset Street. At 10 a.m. the fire was still burning and fire companies were being rotated, continuing to operate by hitting hot spots of active fire, authorities said.

Somerset Street South was closed and ...

Tips Make Your Home Photo-Ready and Market-Worthy

You’re selling your home, or you’re starting to think about it, but your house hasn’t been updated or painted in years. You want it to look its best before presenting it to prospective buyers, but you don’t know where to begin.

Home Staging Tips
Sprucing up your home can be as simple as adding a new coat of paint, inside and out, or as extensive as interior renovation ...

Elect Huegel and Carter in Fanwood, Vote YES on NJ's $125M Library Bond Issue

October 20, 2017

Dear Editor: 

I'm writing to heartily endorse Councilman Russ Huegel for re-election and Anthony "Coach" Carter for election to the Fanwood Borough Council. I also urge our residents to vote YES on the ballot question asking them to approve a bond issue by the state of $125 million for library repairs and maintenance.

Russ is a three-term Councilman who is experienced at ...

What Is Co-Dependency? Learn How to Establish Healthy Boundaries

October 15, 2017

Co-dependence is a false attachment to a person, place or thing. It becomes a false sense of importance.  It is a learned behavior to take care of others’ needs at the expense of our own.  It is driven by the excessive need for others’ approval. 

Rather than being inner oriented, you are “other oriented” looking for outside approval in order to feel ...

Healthy U Is a “Go” for The New School Year at Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA

October 20, 2017

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA joins YMCA's throughout New Jersey in celebrating the annual Healthy U Fall kickoff in its youth programs on Thursday, Oct. 26.

In New Jersey, one out of every three school age children is either overweight or obese putting them at risk of developing serious health problems later in life.The Healthy U program is the ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, October 20, 7:00 PM

Italian American Club, Scotch Plains

Education Enrichment Foundation (EEF)'s  annual ...

Education Giving Back

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Sat, October 21, 10:00 AM

Nomahegan Park, Cranford

2017 Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk

Education Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Sat, October 21, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains

Park Middle School Fall Clothing Drive

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