Community Life

Scotch Plains Honors Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

Mayor Kevin Glover Credits: John Mooney
Ralph Checchio presents a plaque to Memorial Day Parade grand marshal Joe McCourt as Mayor Glover looks on. Credits: John Mooney
Memorial Day Parade grand marshal Joe McCourt Credits: John Mooney
Memorial Day Parade Committee chair Ralph Checchio Credits: John Mooney
WWII vet Edward Miller Credits: John Mooney
Tony Parenti and Fred Haas honor Korean War soldiers Credits: John Mooney
Vietnam vets Ralph Checchio and Joe McCourt Credits: John Mooney
Veterans and Janet Blaes Credits: John Mooney
Vietnam vet Bob Lacosta Credits: John Mooney
Choir sings God Bless America Credits: John Mooney
Captain Patrick Moore, Army reservist Credits: John Mooney
Father David Santos Credits: John Mooney
Mayor Kevin Glover, Scotch Plains Council members, and their children Credits: John Mooney
Laura Swidersky Credits: John Mooney
Rose Checchio with her son. Credits: John Mooney
Charlotte Lacosta and Kyleigh Kwiakowski Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Kevin Glover led ceremonies to honor the township's fallen soldiers at the Scotch Plains gazebo on Park Avenue on Memorial Day. 

Participants included members of the Scotch Plains police and fire departments, the rescue squad and, of course, veterans, including Memorial Day parade grand marshal Joe McCourt.

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Why We Keep Kosher

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This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

To those of us in Jewish education, it is a continuing source of disappointment that so many Jews still believe the kosher laws to be outdated.

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

After Bruce Patterson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County Freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting Freeholder, I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered.

At the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union ...

Helping Teenagers Deal with Prom Night Stress

April 18, 2018

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. 

It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

Hypertension Clinic Scheduled for May 8 at the Scotch Plains Public Library

April 26, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  The township nurse will be available at the Scotch Plains Public Library for blood pressure checks on Tuesday, May 8, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. No registration is required.

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