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Scotch Plains PBA Raises $5,700 in Children's Charity Golf Outing

Ofc. Larkin Combs, PBA President, Ofc. Matt Mahoney, Lt. Jeff Briel, Golf Outing Coordinator, Capt Ted Conley, Officer in Charge of the Police Dept, and Sgt. Ernesto M. Hernandez. Credits: Courtesy of Ernie Hernandez
Credits: campfatimanj.org
Credits: Scotch Plains Police Department

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Scotch Plains Police, PBA Local #87, recently held its 31st Annual Children’s Charity Golf Outing and donated $5,700 of their proceeds to Camp Fatima in New Jersey.

Camp Fatima is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization designed for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The program is free to campers.

Camp Fatima is run completely by volunteers from the board, to the secretary, to the nurses and lifeguards, to the Directors, to the staff at the summer camp and weekend programs, everyone volunteers their time. Volunteers range in age from 16 to 60 and over. Each year over 300 volunteers give their time and talents to create the magic of Fatima known as “Fatimagic”.

Capt Conley presented Sgt Hernandez the donation for Camp Fatima. Sgt Hernandez, a LPN and EMT, has volunteered as a Staff Nurse in the Camp’s Infirmary for over five years.

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Union County Freeholders Vote Not to Approve Mountain Biking Trails in Watchung Reservation

May 19, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted not to approve mountain biking trails proposed in the Watchung Reservation Master Plan at Thursday night’s meeting. The passing of Resolution 2017-412 effectively put an end to a months-long debate by county residents about the merits and hazards of creating mountain biking trails in the Watchung ...

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Kudos to Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman

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Scotch Plains Public Library to Host After-School Club for Middle School Students Mondays and Wednesdays in June

May 20, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Now through June 14, students in grades 5-8 are invited to ScotLib’s Teen Scene to relax, socialize, and have fun every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-4:30.  Students can complete homework in the gallery space or head into the meeting room for games, snacks, and maker activities with friends. No registration is required.

These events are free for students in ...

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