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Scotch Plains Hosts Columbus Day Celebration on Sat, Oct. 7

Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Seth McQuillan, Scotch Plains-Fanwood chapter of UNICO president Paul Raphael, and former UNICO president Romano Delroio   Credits: John Mooney
Township Manager Al Mirabella at last year's Columbus Day ceremonies. Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host its annual Columbus Day celebration on the Alan Augustine Village Green on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10:00 a.m. 

The ceremonies will honor the sailor from Genoa who sailed for Spain and reached the Americas in 1492 and will feature the participation of prominent members of the township's vibrant Italian American community.

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO and The Italian American Club will provide coffee, donuts and Italian sandwiches.

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Video of Crook Robbing Tip Jar Goes Viral; Thief Caught in Clark

November 16, 2017

CLARK, NJ — When Danae Tuck went to work at the Clark White Diamond on Tuesday, she anticipated an ordinary day of serving up fresh food and smiles to her customers. What she didn’t expect, after nine years on the job, was someone to walk out the door with the staff’s tip jar. But that's what happened, and video of the theft, which she posted to Facebook, quickly ...

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You Don’t Recover from an Addiction by Just Quitting; Create a New Life

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You don’t recover from an addiction by just quitting. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you do not create a new life for yourself, then all the factors that led you to your addiction will eventually catch up with you again. AA teaches that you must change people, places and things.

You don’t have to change everything in your ...

Union Catholic's Mendoza Honored for Decade of Service to the Church

November 23, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic’s Janessa Mendoza was recognized this past Sunday by the Pastoral Musicians of the Diocese of Metuchen for her 10 years of dedicated service for the promotion of vibrant liturgical celebrations.

Mendoza, who lives in Edison, has been an altar server and a handbell and choir member since 2007 at St. Matthew the Apostle Church in Edison.

The honor ...

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