Groundbreaking at Fanwood's Station Square

June 24, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr, along with Union County Freeholders, members of the Fanwood Borough Council and the Planning Board, joined executives from Landmark Landmark Companies, LLC, for the groundbreaking of Station Square Property on the corner of La Grande Ave. and Second St. on Thursday.

"Station Square will transform the face of Fanwood," Mayor Mahr told the crowd.

Replacements Named for Exiting Scotch Plains Officials

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Township Manager Al Mirabella announced at the Scotch Plains Council meeting on Tuesday, June 20, the names of the individuals who will replace retiring Township CFO Lori Majeski, Fire Chief Jonathan Ellis, and Engineer/Director of Public Works Joseph Timko.

Theodore Georgiou will take over as CFO, and Colleen Huehn will be the new ...

Fanwood Recognizes Longtime Planning Board Member William Lee, Jr.

FANWOOD, NJ – The Fanwood Council recognized Planning Board member William Lee, Jr. for his long-time service to the Borough. Mr. Lee, who had volunteered in a number of capacities over the years, has spent more than a decade on the Planning Board.

Council President Kathy Mitchell presented Mr. Lee with a lithograph of the historic Fanwood train station at the meeting.

In other ...

Six Scotch Plains Students Participate in American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Six young men from Scotch Plains are participants (listed with sponsoring Legion Posts) this week at the 72nd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS) at Rider University.

Tyler Aversa, Scotch Plains, Legion Post #328
Edward Chrystal, Scotch Plains, Legion Post #209
Declan Costello, Scotch Plains, Legion Post #209
Clayton Lee, Scotch Plains, Legion ...

Scotch Plains Receives Union County Grants

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains has received two notable grants from Union County. The first, for $90,000, was given to the Township for road repairs.

The second check was a $25,000 Senior Focus grant, designed to support the well-being, safety and quality of life for senior adults in Union County. Senior Focus funding may be used for repairs and rehabilitation of senior ...

Fanwood Receives Infrastructure Grant from Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders have announced that their third annual Infrastructure and Municipal Aid matching grants have been awarded to all 21 municipalities for a total of $1.5 million. Fanwood will receive $55,000 for road resurfacing through the County's Roadway Improvement Project.


“Union County is a key ...

Fanwood, Scotch Plains Receive Union County Grants for Seniors and Roadway Improvement Project

ELIZABETH, NJ – This week’s Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting was dedicated exclusively to the presentation of checks. “Senior Focus” and “Infrastructure and Municipal Aid” grants were presented to mayors, council members and representatives from towns across the county.

Infrastructure and Municipal Aid Grants ranged from ...

Fanwood Dems Announce 2017 Council Candidates

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Democratic Committee has announced its 2017 will include incumbent Councilman Russ Huegel, who is running for his fourth term, and Anthony Carter, a Recreation Commissioner and youth sports coach, who will run for the seat currently held by Kevin Boris who is not seeking re-election. The committee recently hosted a fundraiser at Sheelen's ...

Mayors of Four Municipalities Recreate Iconic “X Marks the Spot” Photo More Than a Half-Century Later

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Mayors from the municipalities of Scotch Plains, Plainfield, South Plainfield and Edison were joined by their dignitaries in a ceremonial meeting at the shared border on Woodland Ave. on Tuesday afternoon in an effort to demonstrate a renewed commitment to their partnership while recreating a famous photo from 1963.

The idea to recreate the photo was inspired by the ...

Fanwood Council Honors Vets, Police Officers, Rescue Squad and Volunteers

FANWOOD, NJ – In a jam-packed agenda on Monday, Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Borough Council honored a number of residents for their service to the community, including:

Memorial Day Grand Marshals Edward Miller, Joseph Nagy and Alan Ebersole (posthumously)
Robert Kruthers, who has served for 60 years in a variety of capacities on the Fanwood Rescue Squad
Volunteer of the ...

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Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr Joins Climate Mayors Network

June 19, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr is joining the Climate Mayors (a.k.a. Mayors National Climate Action Agenda), a network of nearly 200 U.S. mayors representing over 50 million Americans, working together to strengthen local efforts for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Mayors recently released an open letter to President Trump to oppose his actions ...