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New Jersey State Motor Vehicle Commission Returns to South Plainfield

May 21, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A new state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) opened its doors in South Plainfield on Monday, just one week shy of a year since the borough’s former agency closed its doors. The office, located at 5000 Hadley Road, will provide in-person services to residents of the borough and the surrounding communities six days a week. 

“I would like ...

Fanwood Receives Grants to Enhance Nature Center

FANWOOD, NEW JERSEY -- Fanwood has been awarded two grants for the Borough’s Environmental Commission that will aid in the ongoing restoration of the Fanwood Nature Center, which was damaged in the recent winter storms. T

he grants include a Sustainable Jersey grant, funded by The Nature Conservancy and a New Jersey American Water grant. Both will help finance the ...

Scotch Plains Launches Senior Café Lunch Program on Tuesdays

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains is one of 24 sites hosting the Union County Congregate Nutrition Program. The lunches are held every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Shady Rest Clubhouse at Scotch Hills Country Club.

The meals, paid through Federal grant funds, consist of a hot protein entree, vegetable, or salad, potato, pasta or ...

Scotch Plains Gets $100,000 in Infrastructure Grants from Union County; Fanwood Receives $55,000

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders have announced that $1.5 million in Union County Infrastructure Grant awards for 21 municipalities, including Scotch Plains, which will receive $100,000 and Fanwood, which we get $55,000. The grants will help fund projects aimed at spurring economic development growth, making road, facility and other improvements throughout ...

Council Recognizes Municipal Clerk Week, Nurses Week, The Rescue Squad and the Memory of Thomas Culp

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Township Council recognized a number of residents with special presentations on Tuesday night.

Among those recognized were:

Municipal Clerk's Week with Township Clerk, Bonnie Lacina, pictured with Mayor Al Smith, Councilwoman Rose Checchio, Deputy Mayor Llewellyn Jones
Nurses Week with Carolyn Perkins, pictured with Mayor Smith ...

Union County to Repave Roads in Scotch Plains and Fanwood

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Freeholders have announced that a total of 18 new miles of County roads will be repaved this season in 14 municipalities, including:


Clark/Scotch Plains: Martine/Lake Ave. between Raritan Road and Oak Ridge Road


Fanwood/Scotch Plains: North Ave. and Midway Ave.

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith Sworn in as a Board Member of New Jersey Conference of Mayors

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith was sworn in as a board member of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors, the nation's largest and oldest statewide Mayor's organization, at their annual conference in Atlantic City.

Mayor Smith pledges to use this position of influence and authority to fight for affordable housing reform, property tax relief, and school safety.

While at the ...

Linda Carter Announces Candidacy for 22nd District Assembly Seat. Scotch Plains to Host Democratic Convention on May 15

CLARK, NJ - Union County Freeholder Linda Carter announced her candidacy on Thursday for member of the General Assembly in the 22nd Legislative District to fill the vacancy caused as a result of the passing of Assemblyman Jerry Green. 

Prominent supporters include Union County Chairman Nick Scutari, 22nd District Assemblyman Kennedy, and Plainfield's Mayor Adrian ...

Fanwood Recognizes Autism Awareness Month

FANWOOD, NJ -- In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Scott Matthews, Executive Director of Intensive Therapeutics in Fanwood, spoke to the Borough Council on Monday, April 16.

Intensive Therapeutics offers various programs for children with autism and other disabilities and is the recipient of the ROID Grant (Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities).

ROID Grants ...

Democrats Mourn Passing of Former County Chair and 22nd District Assemblyman Jerry Green

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Democrats from across Union County are expressing their condolences on the passing of Assemblyman Jerry Green, a force in county politics for nearly three decades. 

State Senator (D-22) Nick Scutari released the following statement about Assemblyman Green, whom he succeeded earlier this year as Union County Democratic Committee Chairman:

Today, I join with ...

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