Community Life

August 6, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS. NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains has rescheduled Live Band Karaoke Night for Wednesday, August 29, from 6:30  to 8:30 p.m. at the Alan Augustine Village Green next to the Municipal Building (430 Park Ave). Live Band Karaoke Night will feature the band The Golden Boyz of New ...

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REGION, NJ — Off-peak, one-seat rides on the Raritan Valley Line to Penn Station New York will be temporarily discontinued starting Sept. 4, NJ TRANSIT announced Friday. Service is expected to resume in early 2019, the company said in its press release. The change comes as NJ TRANSIT continues ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Isabella Verga is the latest local Girl Scout to complete her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Isabella's project was entitled, “Making Music Matters.” To educate parents and children about the benefits of music education to encourage more students to participate in ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) has selected The Chelsea at Fanwood (295 South Ave., Fanwood) as the "National Assisted Living Week Program of the Year" for its Assisted Living Week program in September 2017. The Chelsea's program embodied the theme “Family is ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains, The Borough of Fanwood, American Legion Post 209, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10122, and St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church have partnered to honor local veterans by lining the main streets with banners picturing our veterans and noting ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – GWACC (The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce) in support of the Scotch Plains Business and Professionals Association and the Township of Scotch Plains will host its first Mayor’s 0.5k Race – The Anti-5K Race on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. “We are very excited to bring ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Mallory Rose Grossman, a 12-year-old girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life on June 14, 2017, after enduring horrific bullying. Following the pain of this senseless tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Six local Girl Scouts this year earned their Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award that they can achieve.  The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Girl Scouts held their 33rd annual Gold and Silver Awards Ceremony at Immaculate Heart of Mary's Nazareth Center before the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Residents want to go back to the future and by a wide margin chose a Colonial visual preference style for the planned revamping of downtown Scotch Plains.  More than 2,100 people participated in the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee's (SPDRC) two-week long ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS. NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will hosti Live Band Karaoke Night on Wednesday, August 1, from 6:30  to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Scotch Plains on the Alan Augustine Village Green (430 Park Ave). Live Band Karaoke Night will feature the band The Golden Boyz of New Brunswick, and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and discover the great things happening at your local parks and recreation spaces. This July, explore the “undiscovered” roles of local parks and recreation with Scotch Plains Parks and Recreation Department as they celebrate ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- The average price at the pump in New Jersey is $2.88 today, one cent cheaper than last week ($2.89), according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price in New Jersey  is 13 cents cheaper than one month ago ($3.01), but 60 cents higher than it was on ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- With the historic Shady Rest Clubhouse, a building that dates back to before the American Revolution, in the background, the Township of Scotch Plains hosted its third annual Independence Day fireworks display on Saturday, June 30.  The even included food trucks and music by ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS -- On Saturday, June 30 (rain date July 1st) the Township of Scotch Plains will host its 3rd Independence Day Fireworks at the Scotch Hills Golf Course. This year’s celebration will feature a performance by The Scotch Plainsmen, a talented group of musicians who have performed as the ...

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - 838 high school rising-seniors from New Jersey are attending the 73rd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS) held annually at Rider University.   Local participants in the prestigious program this week are: Ben Kuperschmid, Scotch Plains, Legion Post ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host its first-ever Father’s Day Weekend Golf Tournament on Sunday, June 17 at the Scotch Hills Country Club. The nine-hole tournament will take place through the weekend, Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17. Participants can play with ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- For the past three decades, Thurman and Ruby Simmons of Scotch Plains have fought to preserve the legacy of John Shippen, America's first professional golfer, who was the resident pro at the Shady Rest Golf Course (now called Scotch Hills) until his death in 1968.  As golf's ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Eighth graders at Park Middle School and Terrill Middle School dressed to the nines for their end of the year celebrations.  Got photos to contribute? Email jmooney@tapinto.net. TAPintoSPF.net is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) has launched a visual preference survey to gather input from the community on architectural themes preferred for downtown. The survey offers six different conceptual architectural design options submitted by SPDRC ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The annual Memorial Day Parade marched through downtown Scotch Plains into Fanwood on Monday. Groups included bands, veterans and active military and community groups.  The parade begins at the Scotch Plains gazebo and heads south on Park Ave., eventually turning ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains hosted its annual Memorial Day remembrance at the Alan Augustine Green gazebo on Monday morning. Mayor Al Smith and emcee Bob Lacosta introduced Colonel Konstantine Zoganas of the U.S. Marine Corps, who served as the grand marshal of the 2018 ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Historic Preservation Commission will offer a program of antique appraisals on Sunday, June 3, between 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Fanwood Museum, located inside the historic Fanwood Railroad Station.   Doing the appraisal of the antiques will be Yola Chalabi who is ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood and the Township of Scotch Plains hosted the annual Memorial Day Concert in the shadows of the historic Fanwood train station building on Sunday evening. A Tribute to Fallen Heroes, performed by the Westfield Community Concert Band, featured ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Weekend festivities this year will include: The Memorial Day Concert on Sunday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Side of the Fanwood Train Station, Ceremony at Fanwood Memorial Library on Monday, May 28, at 9:00 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School held its junior prom at the Westwood on Friday, May 18. Here are some scenes from the annual rite of passage... TAPintoSPF.net is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  The Second Baptist Church of Scotch Plains -- better known as the Grand St. YMCA (at the corner of Union), faded into Scotch Plains history when it was torn down by developers earlier this month.  Over the course of two centuries, the building had served a church, meeting ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Have you ever thought about how New Jersey was created? Perhaps you’ve considered how life changed for landowners as the American Revolution intensified? The way the state developed before, during and after the American Revolution, including some of its distinctive ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Two hundred friends and members of Portia Checchio's extended family attended a memorial service on Sunday, May 6, to celebrate the wife of former Scotch Plains Mayor Mauro A. Checchio, who predeceased her 2015. Born in Orient, Iowa, to Gertrude and Russel Schuler, Portia ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A special ground breaking ceremony was held at the Frazee House property (1451 Raritan Rd.) on Saturday, May 5, to celebrate the restoration of the Colonial era home.  Township dignitaries, members of the Fanwood/Scotch Plains Rotary Club, representatives of Union County ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A major fundraising effort has been undertaken to complete the exterior restoration of the Frazee House. A total of $700,000 out of of $800,000 has been raised and work will begin in May.     To celebrate, a special ground breaking ceremony will be held at the Frazee House ...

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