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Thu, May 24, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

The Great American Read Kickoff Celebration

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Add to My Calendar 05/24/2018 7:00pm 05/24/2018 8:30pm America/New_York The Great American Read Kickoff Celebration

The public is invited to celebrate the launch of PBS's The Great American Read at the Scotch Plains Public Library. We'll discuss the premiere episode (which airs on PBS Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m.) and the books that did and didn't make the list of 100 favorites, make Great American Read buttons with our button maker, and enjoy light refreshments.

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1927 Bartle Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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New Ice Rink Gets Green Light from Westfield Town Council

May 23, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — A standing room-only crowd cheered and booed Tuesday night after the town council, with a 6-3 vote, passed a resolution granting Mayor Shelley Brindle the authority to negotiate a lease agreement with Arena Realty Partners for a temporary ice rink at Gumbert Park this winter.

Brindle made her case for testing out the public-private partnership.

“I don’t ...

Capitalist or Communist?

Karl Marx may have been the pioneer, but many other Jews were also involved in the struggle for communism, particularly in the early days of the Russian revolution. Personally, I don’t think that we have any apologies to make for this phenomenon. Having suffered unbearably under successive oppressive regimes, many of those political activists genuinely thought communism would be better ...

The Facts About Vaping

May 13, 2018

Dear Editor:

The recent public discussion about vaping and “Juuling” that occurred at our high school really opened the eyes of a lot of parents who may have been clueless about what their kids are doing to themselves. There is a lot of conflicting and confusing information available online, on YouTube and social media about the so-called benefits of vaping vs. smoking ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Students and Teachers Study Empathy Through Puppetry

May 24, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- A unique form of professional development -- a full day workshop presented for 25 teachers and administrators from McGinn, Coles and School One -- was held at Park Middle School last Thursday,. 

Educators worked side by side with 12 fourth graders learning in a student lab/professional development setting. The theme of the day was “Promoting ...