SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Officials from Scotch Plains and Fanwood showed appreciation for the municipal workers who are keeping the towns going during the coronavirus pandemic. 

On Thursday, April 30, Mayor Al Smith and Council Members Elizabeth Stamler, Ted Spera, and Roc White picked up coffee from Dunkin' Donuts and pastries from the Swiss Pastry Shoppe on E. Second Street in Scotch Plains and delivered them to the township's police and fire departments, as well as the office workers in the Municipal Building.

"I want to thank Councilwoman Stamler for organizing this effort to recognize our first responders and municipal employees. It is long overdue," said Mayor Al Smith. "Our first responders come in contact with the public every day and risk their lives. We should recognize them on behalf of the residents they are helping."

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"Our municipal employees are working hard to keep our government running and responding to the needs of our residents," Mayor Smith added. "The entire Council salutes these employees and thanks them for the great job they are doing."

On Monday, April 27, Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr brought several pizzas and a Caesar salad large enough to feed an army from Fabio's Bistro to the DPW employees who have been on the roads working on behalf of the town.

"This is just a small token of appreciation for our DPW workers who are out on the roads working and practicing social distancing while we stay safe at home," Mayor Mahr said. 

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