Services for Michael Ruzek

April 26, 2017

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A Funeral Mass will be held for Michael Ruzek at St. Bartholomew the Apostle R.C. Church, 2032 Westfield Ave., Scotch Plains, on Thursday, April 27, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery (53 Inman Ave., Colonia, NJ).

Visitation will be in the church on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Arrangements are by Memorial ...

Scotch Plains Resident Ed Chrystal Promoted to Rank of Brigadier General

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Scotch Plains own Ed Chrystal, a past Grand Marshal of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade, was recently promoted to the rank of brigadier general, which is a one star general. It is a senior rank in the U.S. armed forces and comes between the ranks of colonel and major general. 


Currently assigned as the deputy ...

Fanwood Training Wheel Toss Set for Sun, May 7

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Recreation invites parents who are struggling to teach their children how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle to sign up for its upcoming Training Wheel Toss on Sunday, May 7 (rain date: May 21) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The event will be held in the Union County Vocational School Parking Lot (near the Police Academy Building), at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch ...

JCC of Central NJ Among Union County Local Arts Grant Recipients

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announce that 34 Union County arts organizations -- including the Jewish Community Center of Central NJ -- will receive a total of $64,000 in grants from the Union County Local Arts Grant Program for the funding year 2017.

“This new round of funding demonstrates that our local arts community has earned a ...

Nearly Three Decades After Diagnosis, Scotch Plains Mother Battles Parkinson’s

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – It has been 27 years since Ruth Drown, a long-time Scotch Plains resident and mother of three, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, a progressive neurological disorder that affects approximately one million Americans. However, that hasn’t stopped her from living life to the fullest and she vows to continue fighting it while making an impact one ...

Genocide Remembered with Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plain Public Library invites the public two events marking April’s Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day and The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust (DRVH). Offered as part of the library’s Voices from the Margins series, the programs are:

A Journey to Life: Armenia. April 22 through May 5. Opening reception on Saturday, April 22 from ...

The Zoo That Put Scotch Plains on the Map

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains welcomes Pete Terry, lifelong resident of Scotch Plains, who will entertain us with tales of Franklin and Louise Terry and their Terry Lou Zoo on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the historic site of the Betty Frazee house. The discussion is free and open to the public on April 17th at The Fanwood Presbyterian Church ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 2017 Memorial Weekend Events Announced

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The 2017 Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade Committee has announced that its annual concert and parade will be held on Sunday, May 28, and Monday, May 29, respectively. The concert is entitled A Tribute to Fallen Heroes, while the theme of this year’s parade is They Gave Their Tomorrows… For Our Todays.

Memorial Day Concert (Sunday, May ...

Scotch Plains Easter Egg Hunt Draws Large Crowd

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Under sunny skies and cool temperatures, the township of Scotch Plains hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, at the Alan Augustine Village Green (430 Park Ave.).

Hundreds of kids age 10 and under participated in the event. More than 300 eggs were distributed for each age group. However, many parents complained that their youngsters ...

Scenes from the Fanwood Easter Egg Hunt

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Hundreds of kids (and parents) turned out for Fanwood’s annual Easter Egg Hunt  at Forest Road Park on Saturday, April 8.

Children age 10 and under had the chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny and to search for over 1,500 eggs filled with candy and prizes. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper.

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