SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In its "Living in Scotch Plains, N.J." real estate feature, The New York Times reported that "The township in Union County appeals to growing families with its larger lots within commuting distance to Manhattan" and highlighted a number of local businesses.

The story included a slide show of Scotch Plains fixtures such as Alfonso's Pizzeria, Bowcraft Amusement Park, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, John's Meat Market, Park Ave. Shoe Repair, The Scotchwood Diner, and Tom The Green Grocer.

"I'm thrilled that The New York Times has chosen to highlight our community," said Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover.

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Among the "Things to Do," the newspaper listed Watchung Reservation's hiking and horse trails, the classes, preschool and athletic activities at the JCC and Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, numerous parks, and two public golf courses.

"This is a fabulous article that let's everyone know that Scotch Plains is a great place to live," said Councilman Llewellyn Jones.

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