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Mayor Al Smith and Tom Strowe Speak to JSA about Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment

October 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - Mayor Al Smith and Tom Strowe, Project Coordinator for Redevelopment, spoke to members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Chapter of Junior State of America (JSA) about downtown redevelopment on October 18.

JSA is a national organization that was founded in 1934. It was created by and for young people interested in what happens around them – from ...

Union County Vo-Tech Schools Went Into Lockdown on Friday After Unidentified Intruder Admits Carrying Knife

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. Located on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the VoTech school district is comprised of Academy for Allied Health Services, ...

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Delivers Eye-Opening Presentation at Wardlaw+Hartridge School

EDISON, NJ -- Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author Sonia Nazario made an enlightening presentation to Upper and Middle School students in the Berry Performing Arts Center and later met with Upper Schoolers in a small group discussion in the Center for Global Learning during an appearance at Wardlaw+Hartridge on Oct. 12. 

Ms. Nazario, who is best known for Enrique’s ...

Challenger Akins Pushes for Change at Board of Education Candidates Night in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS – Three of the four candidates running for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education -- newcomer Alfonse Akins, and current BOE members Deb Brody, and Tonya Williams -- outlined why they should be elected at Candidates Night on Tuesday evening at the school district offices. Karen Kulikowski, who is also up for re-election, was unable to attend.

The face-off ...

Student Rally Addresses Hateful Graffiti at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Following an incident of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti being spray-painted onto the back wall of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (SPFHS), student leaders organized a rally to condemn hateful acts and  encourage the understanding and embracing of diversity.

Among the audience, which filled about one-third of the high school auditorium, were Scotch Plains ...

Scotch Plains Board of Ed Election Election Field Down to Four Candidates as Foley Withdraws

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The field will be down to four at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education (BOE) candidates forum on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. following the withdrawal of Sean Keagan Foley.

Foley, a psychotherapist at Resolve Community Counseling Center and Executive Director at Union County Young Democrats, announced his decision via ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education Candidates Night on Tues, Oct. 16

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- A candidates forum for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education contenders will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the BOE offices on Cedar St. (behind Evergreen School). 

Five contenders, including three incumbents and two newcomers, vie for the three seats to represent Scotch Plains on the SPFK12 Board of Education. No Fanwood ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Students Plan Event on Oct. 16 to Combat Hate and Racism

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Students at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School have organized an event to address issues of hate and racism in our community on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the SPFHS auditorium.  

Michael Dieu, a senior who has been his grade’s Student Council President for the past four years, announced the event on the Scotch Plains/Fanwood ...

Police Continue Investigation into Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Graffiti

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains police are continuing their investigation into the inflammatory graffiti spray-painted onto the back wall of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Friday. 

"The Scotch Plains police takes incidents like this very seriously," said Captain Paul Belford of the Scotch Plains police department, adding that SPPD is updating the Union ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Set For Elite Language Competition in China

EDISON, NJ -- Stan DeLaurentiis of Plainfield, a senior at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison, is eager to test his skills at the upcoming Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition, a large-scale international contest sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters. The competition is being held in Kunming City of southwest China's Yunnan Province.

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Recognizes Alumni at Awards Ceremony and Reception

October 22, 2018

EDISON, NJ -- Three individuals and one team were honored at the Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Award winners: Khalid Latif of Manhattan (Distinguished Alumnus), Rhona Eserner of Edison (Distinguished Faculty Member), Brian Fraser of Jersey City (Athletic Hall of Fame) and the 1978 ...