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St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Charity Event Slated for March 8 at Oh' Brian's


Celebrate a great Fanwood-Scotch Plains Tradition: Oh’ Brian’s Fourth Annual St. Patrick’s Celebration is the best party of the year. Celebrate all things Irish at the north side of the Fanwood Train Station from 12:30 – 9:30 p.m., on March 8.

Everyone is Irish on St. Patty’s Day. There's nothing quite like a day of fun and wearing the green with your friends and family. Featuring a variety of entertainment for the entire family including Irish Step Dancing, Bands, DJ, Bagpipes, Children’s Activities, 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction, our 4th Annual Charity Event is bigger and better this year. We’ll have a full Irish Buffet, kid-friendly options and American favorites. Our massive heated tent will ensure a warm, dry event.

Discounted $7 advance tickets are available at Oh’ Brian’s Pourhouse, Oh’ Brian’s on the Green, Seafare Chippery, the SPF Raiders Music Booster Club, Be Craftful, and Children’s Specialized Hospital.

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All proceeds benefit our community:  Children’s Specialized Hospital, Scotch-Plains Fanwood Music Boosters Association and the Police Athletic League (PAL).

We are always are looking for volunteers. Join us and participate as much or as little as you like. If you are a group or an individual that would like to volunteer on the day of the event, please contact Brian Walter at (908) 322-3700.

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Send a Message to Nick Scutari and His Cronies: Corruption Has No Place in Union County

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Dear Editor:

The Union County Freeholders’ decision to appoint State Senator and newly-elected Union County Democratic Chairman, Nick Scutari’s chief of staff, Ed Oatman as County Manager smelled of corruption from the start.

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When to Dial 911: Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tip of the Month

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Pizza and Trivia at Scotch Plains Public Library on Weds, Aug. 8

July 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- ​On Wednesday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m., join the teen staff for a night of trivia and pizza!

Teams of four will compete to figure out who has the best musical knowledge. Questions will range from “Name that Tune” to “Who Wrote that Musical?” The winning team will receive prizes. Registration is required and will begin on Monday, July 30 at 11:00 ...

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