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Scotch Plains Council Honors Young Jam Kancer Participants

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Township Council issued a proclamation on Tuesday evening at its Council Conference Meeting recognizing the participants of Jam Kancer in the Kan and its fundraising efforts for Pediatric Cancer research.

Since the event was created in 2014 as a backyard event, the movement has now generated over $231,000 for cancer-related charities.

The mission of the Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation Fund is to provide support to organizations that assist families who are fighting Pediatric Cancer. 

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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.

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

NJ State Legislature Should Renew The 2% Interest Arbitration Salary Cap

October 22, 2017

Dear Editor:

 

Last Tuesday, October 17th, the Scotch Plains Town Council passed a resolution calling on the New Jersey State Legislature to renew the 2% Interest Arbitration Salary Cap to help local governments control property taxes. 

 

Interest arbitration is used to decide collective bargaining disputes. If local governments can't ...

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 ...

Union Catholic's Shen, Lee and Mendoza Earn Perfect Test Scores

October 22, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic students Jianping Shen and Clayton Lee achieved perfect scores on portions of the SAT, and classmate Janessa Mendoza earned a perfect score on a portion of the ACT.

Shen, a senior, received perfect scores on the math portion of the SAT both times he took the test this past summer. 

Lee, a senior who lives in Scotch Plains, received a perfect score on ...

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