Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Blue Diamond Step Team to Perform a "Step Into The Rock" at Prudential Center on April 6

March 28, 2017

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Blue Diamond Step Team will be among five amazing step teams in the state of New Jersey to perform at the Prudential Center on April 6 for the "Step Into The Rock" Step Night.

Other teams performing that night will be Genesis Step Team from Summit High School, Ab-Salute Step Team and Nu Theta Omega Step Team from West Orange High School, and ...

Small Business Tax Workshop on Tues, April 4 at Kean University (SBDC)

UNION, NJ -- The Small Business Development Center at Kean University (SBDC) is offering a “Small Business Tax” workshop on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Learn directly from the New Jersey Division of Taxation the various State tax-related responsibilities and how to handle them, directly for the N Division of Taxation. The workshop will provide tips and ...

Board of Ed. Introduces Preliminary Budget with $2.34M Increase in Local Tax Levy for 2017-18

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – A preliminary operating budget $91.1 million for the 2017-18 school year was approved by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education in a unanimous vote at its open agenda meeting on Thursday, March 16. The proposed budget calls for a total local tax levy more than $88 million, a $2.34 million increase over last year’s totals, despite a slight ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Middle School Robotics Club Preps for Competition

NEW YORK, NY -- Robin Zhong of Edison, Faizah Naqvi of South Plainfield and Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains, Middle School Robotics Club members at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, attended a Botball robotics workshop in New York City on March 4.

"The workshop is really important for new programmers in the Robotics Club, like me.  It gave us a lot of information about the ...

Seventh-Graders Compete for $1,000 at Health Bee at Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA on March 23

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- From healthy fats to fitness tips to science facts, seventh graders from Park Middle School and Terrill Middle School in Scotch Plains-Fanwood, and from St. John the Apostle School and Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark will focus their brain power on health as they compete in the UnitedHealthcare Health Bee at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA ...

SPF Schools to Open on Delayed Schedule Weds, More Snow in Forecast

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood schools will have a 90-minute delayed opening.

The police departments of Scotch Plains and Fanwood ask residents to make sure sidewalks are clear for pedestrian traffic. 

The National Weather Service predicts a blustery day and some scattered snow showers after 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday with a high temperature near ...

Union County College Closed Tuesday March 14 Due to Pending Storm

CRANFORD, NJ - Due to the impending snow storm, all campuses of Union County College will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War with Joanne Rajoppi at Scotch Plains Library on March 30

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will return to the Scotch Plains Public Library to discuss her newly published book, Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War on Thursday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m.

This book chronicles the lives of the wives and daughters of the Brunswick Boys (the subject of her previous book, New Brunswick in the Civil War: The Brunswick ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Schools Mark Think Purple Week: March 13-17

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- This week, Scotch Plains-Fanwood schools celebrate Think Purple Week!, a districtwide campaign to help kids stay drug-free. This year's theme is "The Best Me is Drug Free" and  throughout the week there will be different activities that the students will participate in. Including:

Post your best "Drug-Free'"or ...

Education Enrichment Foundation of Scotch Plains-Fanwood Celebrates 2016-17 Grant Winners at 4th Annual Beefsteak Dinner

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – - The Education Enrichment Foundation of Scotch Plains-Fanwood (EEF of SPF)’s 4th Annual Beefsteak Dinner and Grant Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday March 9th at The Italian American Club in Scotch Plains.

The winter fundraiser was sold out as 220 guests enjoyed delicious food catered by Nightengale Catering, mingled with friends and ...

Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

March 17, 2017

Dear Editor:

I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 year old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years or so and every ...

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Scholarships Available for Nursing Students in Union County

March 25, 2017

The Union County School Nurse Association (UCSNA) is sponsoring scholarships for Union County high school seniors who will be attending nursing programs, (AD/ Diploma or BSN programs) in the Fall of 2017.  Interested persons should speak with their guidance counselors to obtain an application. Information has been sent to all Union County high schools.  

UNSNA is an ...