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Girl Scouts Pet Care Workshop Returns for Second Year

March 5, 2013 at 2:55 PM

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Scotch Plains Junior Girl Scout troop 40288 recently repeated last year’s Pet Care workshop for Brownie Girl Scouts. Two troops of Brownies attended the January event at Brunner School, where they earned the “Pets” badge through activities such as learning about pet care, playing “animal charades,” and making made bird feeders, chew toys and dog beds.

Participants also donated pet food and supplies, which will donated with the dog beds and chew toys to an animal shelter in an area affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The workshop was a money-earning event for the 5th-grade Junior Girl Scout troop, which is saving for a future trip to Disney World. Last year their money-earning efforts culminated in a trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Pennsylvania.

Fanwood-Scotch Plains is one of 138 communities in Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, which serves over 25,000 girls and 11,000 adult members in 7 counties across central New Jersey. For more information, call (908) 518-4400 or go to http://www.gshnj.org.

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Knife-wielding Man Shot by Clark Police Is Charged with Attempted Murder

September 21, 2016

CLARK, NJ -- Emmanuel Goda, 36, the knife-wielding defendant shot by Clark police on Tuesday, has been charged with attempted murder, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Wednesday. The investigation by Clark police remains ongoing.

At about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police received reports that a male, later identified as Goda, was threatening local residents, lunging ...

How Hot is the Real Estate Market?

We hear the nationwide market is shifting downward. Yet, in this part of Union County, that is certainly not the case as of August figures.  The markets in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Cranford are all strong. Supply is low, and prices are on average up from a year ago.  Let's examine the statistics based on the Garden State MLS from from August 2016 with ...

Lance Takes Immediate Action: More Terror Funds in Wake of NJ Bombing

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) tonight supported H.R. 5859, the Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act, which passed the U.S. House on the heels of three acts of terror that struck the United States over the weekend.

“We saw great bravery in New Jersey this week.  Police, fire and other emergency response professionals need more tools to ...

Public Service Should Be About Service, Not Self-Enrichment

September 21, 2016

Dear Editor:

Scotch Plains residents see how Mayor Glover thinks he is above the law and has powers he doesn't have, such as the power to give the Township Manager a secret pay raise and take health benefits he isn't entitled to.

But just as troubling is that our township council is not using the powers it has to make our government evolve and work better for our ...

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