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Scotch Plains Honors CASA Volunteers

December 16, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith and the Town Council declared Tuesday, Dec. 12, as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County Day during a town hall ceremony this week.

Several Scotch Plains residents who are active volunteers with CASA attended in support of the dedication, including: Carmen Ayala, Jennifer Brady, Sheri Glover-Flanagan, Linda Jenkins-Davis, ...

Scotch Plains Hires New Recreation Director: DJ Salvante

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Scotch Plains Manager Al Mirabella announced the hiring of DJ Salvante as the township’s new Director of Recreation at Tuesday evening’s Township Council meeting.

Salvante is the former Superintendent of Recreation for Union Township, a position he held from August 2015 until recently. His duties included planning, promoting, organizing and administering ...

Scenes from the Scotch Plains Mayor's Gala 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More than 230 local residents turned out on Friday evening for the 27th annual Mayor's Gala at the Shackamaxon Country Club while raising money for the historic Frazee House. 

Emceed by David Webb Mangan, a radio host on SiriusXM Patriot 125, the event honored local residents for their commitment to volunteerism:  

Vincent Losavio, Male ...

Scotch Plains Mayor Smith to Designate Dec. 12 as Court Appointed Special Advocates Day

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith will declare Tuesday, Dec. 12, as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County Day at a 7:00 p.m. ceremony at the Township Council Chambers at Municipal Hall (430 Park Ave.). 

CASA of Union County recruits, trains, supervises and supports community volunteers to advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned ...

Fanwood Hosts Volunteers Holiday Dinner

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Council hosted a holiday party at the Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave.) for the town's volunteers, including the men and women who serve on the Borough's boards and commissions, as well as the Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

On behalf of the Council, whose members are also volunteers, the Mayor thanked everyone for ...

Deadline Looms for Scotch Plains Library-Community Center Survey

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- It's the last call for residents who want to chime in on Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC)'s survey to gather input from the community on both a new, expanded library and a community center facility. The survey has been open for almost a month, and will close on Monday, Dec. 4 at 4:00 p.m.

Participation in the survey will ...

Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Panel of Influential NJ Legislators

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A panel of five state legislators created a prevailing air of equanimity as 90 members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce and guests gathered at Shackamaxon Country Club Tuesday morning for networking at a breakfast and an hour-long panel discussion on current state concerns. Hosted by the GWACC, Republicans and Democrats put their heads together to ...

Fanwood Recognizes Local Veterans at Council Meeting

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr presented a Veterans Day proclamation on Monday evening to Joe McCort, finance officer at American Legion Post 209 and quartermaster of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10122, both of which provide support for veterans in the community.

McCort was the emcee at Veterans Day ceremonies in Scotch Plains and Fanwood on November 11 and at Memorial ...

Meet Fanwood's Volunteer of the Month, Teresa Seefeldt

FANWOOD, NJ --  The Fanwood Council named Teresa Seefeldt, a member of the Fanwood Planning Board, as the Borough's Volunteer of the Month on Monday, Nov. 20. The proclamation was  presented by Councilman Jack Molenaar on behalf of the Mayor and Council for her volunteer service to the Planning Board and, before that, the Recreation Commission.

Ms. Seefeldt ...

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr Honored at League of Municipalities in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was presented with the 2017 Outstanding Woman in Municipal Government Award at the League of Municipalities convention in Atlantic City on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Mayor Mahr was one of five women honored at the Women in Municipal Government Committee’s awards dinner for her continuous leadership and dedication towards promoting ...

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Free Proof-of-Service ID Cards Available for Military Veterans in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

December 10, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds eligible military veterans that her office provides free veterans discharge identification cards that can be used to obtain discounts at participating restaurants and other businesses.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently began providing a similar card, but an overload put a temporary halt to the online application ...