The Voting Rights Act: Then and Now A Martin Luther King Day Program at Scotch Plains Public Library

January 13, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - On Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16, at 1:00 p.m. at Scotch Plains Public Library, Ryan P. Haygood, President and CEO of the Newark based New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, will speak about the Voting Rights Act, which is widely recognized as the crowning achievement of the Civil Rights Movement. This past November marked the first Presidential ...

JCC Presents Screening of "Be an Upstander: The Fred Heyman Story" on Jan. 9

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The JCC of Central (1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains) will present Be an Upstander, the story of Fred Heyman, a local Holocaust survivor who has done extraordinary things within his community on Monday, Jan. 9, at 7:00 p.m.

His story describes the Jewish people's darkest times while sending an incredibly powerful message of hope ...

2016 in Review: Top Stories of Scotch Plains & Fanwood -- Community Life

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – As the year comes to a close, TAP into Scotch Plains-Fanwood takes a look at the top local Community Life stories in 2016.

A black bear roamed through Scotch Plains on several occasions in the spring.

Fanwood implemented Curbside Recycling in the fall.

After winning a battle with breast cancer, Samantha Kowalczyk, a local mother of three, launched ...

NORAD Tracks Santa's Christmas Eve Route from Sydney to Scoth Plains-Fanwood

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, CO – Santa should be very familiar with Scotch Plains-Fanwood and the surrounding area. Already he has ridden through Fanwood in a pre-Christmas run with a fire department escort and had brunch at Mara's Cafe and Oh'Brian's on the Green. But on Christmas Eve, Santa takes off from the North Pole to begin his global ...

Wrestling: Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Westfield Pin Cancer

WESTFIELD, NJ – Strong rivals came together for a good cause Friday night, as the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders and Westfield Blue Devils wrestled for a Pin Cancer event at Westfield High School.

Proceeds raised from the match, which Westfield won in a 34-32 nail-biter, went towards Pin Cancer, an organization that “gives wrestlers an avenue to inspire awareness and raise funds for ...

Over 2 Million New Jerseyans to Hit the Roads During the Holidays

NEW JERSEY — Nearly 2.5 million New Jersey residents are expected to travel during the holiday season, according to AAA. Despite one fewer travel day this holiday season, this represents a 1.5 percent increase – or 1.5 million more people traveling – compared to 2015. This year’s holiday travel period is defined as Friday, Dec. 23 to Monday, ...

They're Baaa-ck: Animal Display Returns to Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- They're baaa-ck! 

Holiday animals returned to the Hedge Property at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building on Saturday, Dec. 17. 

The tradition dates back well over 70 years in Scotch Plains Township, which funded the display for many years until 5 or 6 years ago. For years, the sheep, goats and other beasts were provided by the Terry Family of the ...

Hitching a Ride from a Fanwood Fire Truck, Santa Claus Comes to Town

FANWOOD, NJ -- The overnight snowfall gave the Santa Parade in Fanwood the feeling of a white Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Once the fire officials assessed safety concerns and gave St. Nick the go-ahead, he rode through the borough giving out hundreds of gifts  with the assistance of the Fanwood Fire Department, Fanwood Rescue Squad, and Local 123 of the PBA.

The 25+ year ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Seniors to Compete for Title of Mr. Spiffy High

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Eight of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School's most eligible bachelors will strut their stuff for a great cause in the annual Mr. Spiffy High contest on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Only one will walk away with the crown and scepter as Mr. Spiffy.

The contest features tuxedo modeling, a brief Q&A session, talent competition, and SPFHS trivia knowledge. Four ...

Fanwood Seniors Club Holiday Luncheon

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood Seniors Club hosted its annual holiday luncheon at Snuffy's on Monday, Dec. 12.

Representing the Borough were Administrator Eleanor McGovern and Council members Russ Huegel, Kathy Mitchell and Tom Kranz. The host was club president Joe Bruno, and the entertainment was provided by the SPFHS Moonglowers. is Scotch ...

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