Scotch Plains/Fanwood Top Stories

October 23, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Funeral arrangements have been announced for Rose Checchio, 46, who died peacefully after a long battle with cancer at JFK Haven Hospice in Edison on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. A visitation will be held at St Bartholomew the Apostle Church on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6:00 to 9:00 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The six candidates (three Democrats and three Republicans) for the three seats up for election in 2018 squared off in their first and only debate of the campaign season on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building. During the quick moving debate hosted by ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith hosted Cranford Mayor Tom Hannen and Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, the incoming president of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, to discuss various legislative solutions to the current court-driven affordable housing process. All three mayors ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary School Principals along with the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey have declared the month of October 2018 as “National Principals Month.” On ...

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It is with great sadness that the Township of Scotch Plains announces the passing of beloved Councilwoman Rose Checchio. During her nearly 4 years of dedicated service to the residents of Scotch Plains, Councilwoman Checchio made significant contributions that will forever serve as a reminder of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In March of 2018, Mayor Al Smith, Township Manager Al Mirabella, representatives of the Township staff, friends and family gathered to honor Rose as she was named one of Union County’s Women of Excellence. Certainly, a title befitting the Councilwoman.  Below is the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains is morning the passing of Councilwoman Rose Checchio, who died on Sunday following a long battle with breast cancer.  Rose Checchio was elected to the Council along with John Del Sordi in November 2014 following a contentious campaign battle.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The latest in TAPintoSPF's series of profiles of Scotch Plains Council candidates: Five Questions With... Elizabeth Stamler. Name: Elizabeth Stamler   Current Occupation: County of Union, Assistant Superintendent of Weights and Measures Education: BS Criminology, The ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- If you woke up and thought you saw Batman, Wonder Woman and Aaron Judge running by your front window on Sunday morning, you weren't hallucinating.  The annual Fanwood 5K and Family Super Hero Fun Run wound through the streets of Fanwood despite blustery winds and chilly ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Scary times return to Fanwood this fall!   On October 31, the annual Fanwood Halloween Parade and Costume Contest will begin on the front lawn of the Fanwood Memorial Library at North and Forest Avenues. Children and adults who want to join the parade should assemble in front ...

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CLARK, NJ — As time began ticking away in regulation Saturday, Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s student-fan section, Raider Nation, started eagerly lining at the fence. With the Raiders less than two minutes away from a 1-0 win over archival Westfield in the Union County Tournament (UCT) semifinal, fans ...

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CLARK, NJ — Although the Union County Tournament (UCT) semifinal between Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Union was as wild and hectic as a soccer game can get, it couldn’t have ended more smoothly for the Raiders.  It was not a pretty affair for either side, but it all that matters for the Raiders is ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Fanwood Cultural Arts Poetry Series this week. Fanwood poet laureate Adele Kenny and Cultural Arts Poetry Director Tom Plante received a proclamation celebrating the program’s two decades. The Fanwood Poetry Series has ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains hosted its Columbus Day Celebration and marked the 20th anniversary of the Township's Columbus Monument on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Municipal Building (430 Park Ave.).  The Columbus Monument is made of white Carrara marble and consists of a hand, holding a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Rotary Frazee House and the Town of Scotch Plains hosted its third annual Harvest Festival at the Frazee House on Saturday, Oct. 20. Part of Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend.” activities, the event included pony rides, a petting zoo, food trucks, pumpkin ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Sergeant Jerald Brown has been named LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) Instructor of the Month. "We are very proud of Sgt. Brown," said Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley. "He has been instrumental in creating a great relationship with the children of Scotch Plains and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. Located on Raritan Road in Scotch ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Rotary Frazee House and the Town of Scotch Plains will host the third annual Harvest Festival at the Frazee House, 1451 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    The event will coincide with Union County’s “Four Centuries ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host a Columbus Day Celebration and 20th Anniversary of the Columbus Monument, Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10:00 a.m. on the Town Green at 430 Park Ave., Scotch Plains.  Enjoy Music and Meet our UNICO Columbus Day Essay Winners. Refreshments ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- NFL players are coming to Scotch Plains-Fanwood to raise money for two good causes on Saturday, Oct. 20. The All-Star Basketball Game sponsored by the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club will be a great family FUN-raiser in which NFL players from Giants, Jets, and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — It’s been almost two years since Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Hunterdon Central squared off in an epic 2016 Group 4 state final, and exactly one month from now, it’s very possible both teams will meet again for the title.  But before a possible showdown at Kean University on ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- While the Scotch Plains-Fanwood football team is still in search of its first win, a big bright spot for the season has been the play of Anthony Porter, this week's Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week. Porter scored all of the Raiders' points versus ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood police are investigating an accident that tied up traffic at the intersection of North Ave. and Westfield Road just before 2:00 p.m. on Thursday.  The driver was a 28-year-old male from Brooklyn who was traveling with a 22-year-old female passenger also from Brooklyn. The ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS – Three of the four candidates running for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education -- newcomer Alfonse Akins, and current BOE members Deb Brody, and Tonya Williams -- outlined why they should be elected at Candidates Night on Tuesday evening at the school district offices. Karen ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Following an incident of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti being spray-painted onto the back wall of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (SPFHS), student leaders organized a rally to condemn hateful acts and  encourage the understanding and embracing of diversity. Among the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- U.S. Route 22 and Terrill Road have reopened following a motor vehicle accident involving a box truck, according to TAPintoWarren. Expect delays in the area. The crash closed Route 22 near Scotch Plains-Watchung border, causing delays this morning. Terrill Road northbound ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Before each season, Scotch Plains-Fanwood always sets forth three goals. The first is to win its conference, then the Union County Tournament, and ultimately, Group 4.  The Raiders have steamrolled their way towards the first goal this fall, and despite not running the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Hundreds gathered at St. Bartholomew of the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains on Tuesday, Oct. 11 for the fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer, which featured speakers from the Sikh and Hindu faiths for the first time in the event’s history. With the theme "Striving to Make ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Special Agent Timothy P. McMahon of New Jersey's Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), staged an interactive presentation for parents at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School to show where teens can stash drugs... Hidden in Plain Sight... on Monday evening.  Some of the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Borough Council and attendees of the governing body's meeting showed their support of our local, diverse community in a photo taken Monday evening. Students at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School have organized an event to address issues of hate and racism on Tuesday, ...

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