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May 14, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Despite some soggy weather, the Scotch Plains Farmers Market returned on Saturday, May 14, to launch what is expected to be another highly successful season. Township officials were on hand to lend their support.  The Scotch Plains Farmer's Market takes place at the Town ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Ladies, circle Thursday, June 2, from 6-9 p.m. on your calendars to mark the return of Fanwood's "Ladies Night Out" event at the Plaza between Fanwood Crossing I and Fanwood Crossing II Buildings on South Ave. Attendees will enjoy music, mingling, and shopping to support our local ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- You might want to hang a supply of reusable bags by the door, place some shopping bags in the car, and/or keep a lightweight bag in a pocket, purse, or backpack in case of unexpected errands on Wednesday, May 4, when a new statewide “Bag Ban” goes into effect.  After ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- ATTOM, licensor of the nation’s most comprehensive foreclosure data and parent company to RealtyTrac, the largest online marketplace for foreclosure and distressed properties, recently released its Q1 2022 Foreclosure Market Report, which shows that 78,271 U.S. properties with ...

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CLARK, NJ -- As of June 19, the familiar smell of the in-house café will disappear from the Clark landscape along with a home away from home for some book lovers. According to staff, the Barnes and Noble on Central Avenue is closing permanently after their almost two-and-a-half-decade ...

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WAYNE, NJ — New Jersey’s average gas price rose six cents this week to $4.10 ($4.04). Today’s average price is down 11 cents from a month ago ($4.21), but is still $1.19 higher than April 25, 2021. New Jersey’s average price is two cents cheaper than the National average. The national average ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr joined developers from Landmark Companies in breaking ground for SOHO at Fanwood Station, the new retail and apartment project located at the corner of South Avenue and First St. (across from the Fanwood Post Office). SOHO will feature about 5,000 sq. ft. of ...

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RAHWAY,  NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, together with The Gateway Family YMCA – Rahway Branch, is offering a free six-week program for people with diabetes or those who are pre-diabetic. Set to begin next month, the 'Goal is Control' lunch and learn program features education, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Larder’s Friday Food and Larder-iture events returned Friday, April 8, with several local creators. Lorne Graham had samples of his new Concerto hot sauce, along with his other two sauces. Lorne is a member of the Fanwood Performing Arts Commission and runs the hot ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ -- New Jersey was ranked No. 1 in the country in WalletHub's Best States for Working from Home study. Nearby Delaware (3), Connecticut (4), Maryland (9), and New York (10) also ranked in the top 10.  While more and more businesses are embracing work-from-home positions, people who ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic hosted its annual Business Networking Luncheon featuring Joe Connolly of WCBS Newsradio 880 and local small business owners for the first time since 2019 Thursday at the Shackamaxon Country Club. Panelists included Kamal Assad of Signarama in Kenilworth, James ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- During its first meeting since January, the Springfield Board of Adjustment Tuesday night heard from a traffic engineer on plans to replace the Barnes & Noble at the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West with a Chick-fil-A later this year. Several Hillside Avenue ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Help is available for residents of Fanwood and Scotch Plains who are having trouble paying gas or electric bills.   The NJ moratorium on utility shut-offs expires on March 15, 2022. The state has millions of dollars set aside specifically to help citizens pay utility ...

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New survey finds 59% of Americans will make lifestyle changes as gas reaches record highs NEW JERSEY — New survey data from AAA finds that two-thirds of Americans felt gas prices were too expensive just a few weeks ago at $3.53 per gallon. Now with the national average at an all-time high of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS – The Township of Scotch Plains has released a “Request for Qualifications” (RFQ) to seek a developer to revitalize downtown with a vibrant mix of retail, restaurants, apartments, a new combined library and town hall, convenient and efficient public parking, and public plazas along ...

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FANWOOD, NJ — Shovlin Mattress Factory wants you to stop sleeping around. The family-owned company, whose tongue-in-cheek motto has been causing chuckles in billboards and ads, has been making premium mattresses here in the Westfield area for the past 50 years. The company celebrated by giving ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey (GSNNJ), the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, has appointed Sandra A. Kenoff of Scotch Plains as its new President and CEO.   Kenoff joined Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey in 2018 as Chief Development and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Networking with local business contacts, tapping a consultant’s retail database and capitalizing on curb appeal are among the strategies Downtown Westfield Corporation intends to use to fill vacancies in the special improvement district. Michael J. Berne, of the retail planning ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 3,500 feet of aging water main in Scotch Plains starting next week.  The project also includes replacing two fire hydrants and 50 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Scotch Plains residents are urged to attend a meeting with Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th Dist) on Thursday Feb. 24, from 7-8 p.m., to discuss flooding issues in the township. The public meeting will take place at Shady Rest Country Club, 820 Jerusalem Rd.  Scotch Plains Mayor ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- About 2,500 feet of aging water main will be replaced in Scotch Plains starting next week. The project also includes replacing seven fire hydrants and 40 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. In addition, there will be an upgrade to the 6-inch cast iron water ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Alta Pediatrics, at 1801 E. 2nd St., celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday afternoon as township officials welcomed Scotch Plains' newest business to the downtown. The pediatric practice is led by Kimberly Hurley, who has a lifelong passion for helping people, a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical, a staple in the community for 50 years, prides itself on being ‘today’s modern pharmacy with old-fashioned values,' and patrons can now nominate the Park Avenue business for the 2022 'Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year Award.' According ...

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Wonder is an exciting new home dining experience that combines the convenience of delivery and the quality of dine-in. Delivering exceptional food and a first-of-its kind experience through its app, Wonder’s mobile kitchens offer customers menus from some of the best chefs and restaurants in the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains will soon be inhaling new business into the community, and the newest joints will be cannabis dispensaries. At the latest Scotch Plains council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 25, Mayor Josh Losardo and the Scotch Plains Council examined the plans of Sanctuary ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood's Famous Christmas House raised just under $18,000 for the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities (NJID) in 2021, which has set a new record as donations continued to trickle in during the month of January.  Fabio's Bistro was the largest donor for the 3rd year in a row.

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic products is inching closer, prompting local businesses to assess how to continue operation if they are no longer allowed to use plastic bags. P.L. 2020 c117, which was signed into law on Nov. 4, 2020, will go into effect on May 4, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The reasons people choose to move include career transitions, better schools, financial challenges or just a change in setting. Wants and needs don’t always align in a particular state, though. For instance, a state might offer a low income-tax rate but have a subpar education system.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Wonder – an exciting new kind of home dining experience that combines the convenience of delivery and the quality of dine-in – is expanding its service to Scotch Plains. Offering an amazing experience and exceptional food, Wonder offers delicious, restaurant-quality dishes that ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – With the freezing temperatures upon us, Edison Heating and Cooling advises home and business owners that it is important to ensure heating systems are up and running properly.  “Ensuring that your home is airtight and that your heating system is running properly and ...

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