Scotch Plains/Fanwood Top Stories

May 12, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County’s seasonal series of drive-up movies continues on Friday, May 28, with a screening of The Black Panther at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. This event is free and open to Union County residents only.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In an affirmation of Scotch Plains' strong fiscal position, Moody’s has given the Township a Aaa bond rating, the highest rating assigned by the company. It is only awarded to 10% of municipalities in New Jersey. This top rating from an independent agency underscores the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew Academy eighth-grade students Justin Klein and Anthony Kwiatkowski were honored for their participation in the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. On Friday, May 7, 2021,Joseph McCourt of VFW Memorial Post 10122 in Scotch Plains-Fanwood, the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union County Commissioners reminds residents of the emergency food distribution events for Union County residents May to aid those affected by COVID-19. The next distribution in Scotch Plains will be Saturday, May 22, at 8:00 a.m. at Union County Vocational Technical School ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Voters will have a choice to vote by mail or in-person in the June 8 primary election, but drop boxes are here to stay, county officials said. Whichever way voters decide to cast their votes, the registration deadline is May 18. Since Gov. Phil Murphy announced the primary ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Every day, patients rely on blood transfusions and the transfusion of red blood cells, platelets and plasma to stay alive.  But blood and blood products cannot be manufactured; they can only come from volunteer donors.   Blood products also typically have a short shelf life ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys lacrosse improved to 7-2 on the season with a 9-7 victory over Montgomery at rain-soaked Shimme Wexler Field on Saturday afternoon.  Jake Monroy scored 4 goals, while Chase Alber and Mikey Kloepfer each scored two to lead the Raiders' ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood knew they had a tough non-conference road game when they faced Middlesex on Saturday. The team has posted lopsided victories against Highland Park (22-1 and 12-2), Carteret (17-0 and 13-1), and St. Thomas Aquinas (18-0) and beat Edison, 7-4. Thus ...

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Scotch Plains, NJ – St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains celebrated Mother’s Day by distributing 70 “appreciation bags” to single moms as a way of honoring the sacrifices they make for their children. The church’s Community Outreach division gave 30 of these bags to single mothers in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will expand its Emergency Services Regional Dispatch Center in Westfield, allowing more towns the option to use its services for fire, EMS, mutual aid and first responders.  At Thursday’s virtual Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners awarded a $3.28 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Raiders evened their record at 4-4 with a decisive, 14-5 win over A.L. Johnson (Clark) on Friday at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. With three runs in the first and one in the second, SPF jumped out to a 4-0 lead that evaporated when ALJ evened the score in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A Scotch Plains resident fell victim to a fraud scheme orchestrated by an "online acquaintance" who stated he had been beat up in Egypt and needed money for medical bills. According to the Scotch Plains police blotter, the resident sent in excess of $30,000 to the fraudster ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Chelsea assisted living residence in Fanwood celebrated National Nurses Day on Thursday, May 6, with lunch for the nurses who have worked so hard to keep their residents safe during the pandemic. Pictured, left to right, are nurses Andrea Cassese, Sandy Venezia, Executive ...

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Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Vaccination sites are closing, others revamping hours as Murphy says state ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Joe DiQuollo scattered three hits across 7 innings and yielded just one run as the Raiders defeated Elizabeth, 7-1, at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. Shawn Martin had three hits, including two triples, and 3 RBI. Ryan Jones had an RBI double.  Angel Deaza had ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Terrill Middle School in Scotch Plains has announced its third quarter Honor Roll. Congratulations to all the Honor Roll students! 8th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll Elizabeth Agnello, Shana Amsellem, Thomas Bastable, Christopher Bell, Matthew Benedetto, Emma Blair, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In a year that has often featured disappointments for the Class of 2021, one annual tradition that returned as a smashing success was the Food Truck Festival, which helps raise money for end-of-the-year activities for seniors.  This year's Food Truck Festival raised ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Murphy reported during his COVID briefing on Wednesday that effective May 19, the state will lift the prohibition on interstate indoor youth competitions. Additionally, he said that only 16 school districts are still all remote.  "We continue to work to see every school ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Park Middle School student Jonah Leske is an avid sports fan who is doing his part to help support the Leveling the Playing Field, a nonprofit organization that donates used equipment to underprivileged sports programs. Jonah currently plays soccer and baseball for the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- The Westfield Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR) recently presented the DAR Good Citizen Awards to three area high school seniors: Erika Bretz from Scotch Plains Fanwood High School, Taliyah Williams from the Wardlaw-Hartridge School, and Aidan ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Things are tutto bene in Scotch Plains with the announcement today that the Saint Bart's Festival will return for Labor Day Weekend 2021. Paul Raphael, president of the Scotch Plains chapter of UNICO, the Italian-American service organization, and a member of the festival ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Park Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2020-21 academic term. Congratulations to all the honor roll students! 8th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll Keziah Acedieu, Morgan Barbossa, Matteo Barcellona, Abigail Bender, David Bolivar, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Elizabeth Mulvaney, better known as Beth, a beloved longtime teacher in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood school district, passed away at age 61 on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Overlook Hospital surrounded by loved ones. Mrs. Mulvaney was born on January 19, 1960, and raised by ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Operation Jersey Summer, an effort to spur vaccinations in the state, during his COVID press briefing on Monday. "We are putting into overdrive our work to hit our initial target of 4.7 million vaccinated New Jerseyans by June 30," Murphy said. "We’re ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Westfield's Holden Grantz gave up just two hits and one run while striking out four to ruin Scotch Plains-Fanwood's Alex Smith's gem, as the Blue Devils downed the Raiders, 2-1, on Monday. The win snapped Westfield's four-game losing streak.  Smith, a senior, gave up seven hits ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- Saturday, May 1, is National College Decision Day in the United States, which means the time has come for high school seniors to make their final decisions on what college or university they want to attend for the next four years. Decision Day is a deadline the Class ...

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NEW JERSEY - Gov. Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey is launching a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League's 12U White team hosted a performance car chow to raise money for its trip to play in the Cooperstown tournament next fall.  The event, sponsored by Paul Miller Performance Group - NEDC (North East Drivers Club), featured 20-30 ...

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