FANWOOD, NJ – In a jam-packed agenda on Monday, Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Borough Council honored a number of residents for their service to the community, including:

  • Memorial Day Grand Marshals Edward Miller, Joseph Nagy and Alan Ebersole (posthumously)
  • Robert Kruthers, who has served for 60 years in a variety of capacities on the Fanwood Rescue Squad
  • Volunteer of the Month: Eric Gaulin of the Fanwood Environmental Commission
  • Several officers of the Fanwood Police Department who saved lives in 2017

A significant amount of time was spent on the work of the Fanwood police in saving the lives of local residents – ranging from teenagers to a woman in her 60s – because of drug overdoses. During the televised meeting, Mahr and Police Chief Richard Trigo implored the audience in the council chambers and at home to attend a drug awareness presentation on Wednesday night at Forest Road Park.

“We are fortunate that the county’s top law enforcement officer, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park, is coming to Fanwood, to lead this discussion,” said Mahr, who is the mother of three teen and pre-teen boys.

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Additionally, the mayor and council read proclamations and a resolution in recognition of

  • Autism Awareness Month
  • National Gun Violence Awareness Day (June 2)
  • Rescue Squad/EMS Month
  • National Police Week
  • Historic Preservation Month
  • National Nurses Week
  • Lillian Olsh, a Fanwood resident who recently celebrated her 100th birthday
  • Rabbi George Nudell of Congregation Beth Israel, who recently retired. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.