Gas Main Replacement Update for Fanwood

March 26, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- A representative from Elizabethtown Gas attended the Fanwood Council meeting on Tuesday, March 21, to update the borough on the gas main replacement projects taking place in the borough this spring.

One project is currently underway in the southeast quadrant including Shady Lane (pictured), Poplar Place, Clement Place, Winfield Terrace and Beech Avenue.

A second, ...

Hikers Meet Mountain Bikers in Public Comment at Union County Freeholders Meeting on March 23

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders regular meeting on March 23rd attracted a large crowd who were there to comment on the county’s plan to allow mountain bikes in Watchung Reservation.

Chairman Bruce Bergen gave a short statement before allowing anyone to speak, indicating that in February 2016, the board had adopted a Trails Master Plan to bring up to seven miles of dual use ...

Fanwood Council Recognzies Girl Scouts and Volunteers at Tues, Mar. 21 Meeting

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr recognized Girl Scout Month by inviting girls from four local troops to the Fanwood Borough Council meeting on Tuesday evening. Girls from Fanwood/Scotch Plains troops (#40181 Daises, #40105 Brownies, and #40164 and #40915 Juniors)  attended the meeting. Some helped lead the Pledge of Allegiance and others took turns reading accomplishments of the ...

Coffee with Mayor Mahr at Mara’s Cafe and Bakery on Sun, March 26

FANWOOD, NJ -- Join Mayor Colleen Mahr at Mara’s Cafe and Bakery on Sunday, March 26, to discuss any issues, questions or concerns that you may have regarding the Borough.


The Mayor will be available from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Feel free to come by to participate in conversation or even just listen to what other people have to say. No appointment is necessary. is ...

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr Presents at Women’s Leadership Forum

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Democratic Party held its first Women’s Leadership Forum at the Chisholm Community Center Sunday afternoon in honor of Women’s History Month. Moderator Erica DuBois, a newly elected Springfield Township Committeewoman had the idea for the forum after marching with her daughter at the Women’s March the day after President Trump's ...

Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Neighbors of Watchung Reservation Continue Debate On Adding Bike Trails

ELIZABETH, NJ - Conflict between supporters and opponents of mountain bike trails at the Watchung Reservation continued Thursday, at the regular meeting of the Union County Freeholders.

More than a dozen people spoke about the Watchung Reservation Trails Master Plan during the Public Comment portion of the meeting, which came just two days after about 300 people packed a room at a public ...

Scotch Plains Special Events Calendar for 2017 Announced at Council Meeting

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains special projects coordinator Margaret Heisey announced the township's upcoming special events for 2017 at the Scotch Plains Council meeting on Tuesday, March 8. Among the activities are:

Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 8 at 11:00 a.m. (Rain date: April 9 at 1 p.m.)
Earth Day Celebration: Saturday, April 22 
Memorial Day ...

Seniors Can “ASK” About Services in Fanwood on March 22

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and older can attend any of six Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) events in March to speak with experienced staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging.

The ASK events will be held in Clark, Westfield, Fanwood (March 22), Mountainside, Linden, and ...

Scotch Plains Construction and Zoning Officer Bob Lacosta Honored by Peers

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Bob LaCosta, Chief Code Official for the Township of Scotch Plains received the second annual William Connolly Award at the MUNCO (Municipal Construction Code Officials) Awards Luncheon at Rutgers University on Thursday, March 2.

William Connolly, former Department of Community Affairs director from Codes and Standards, presented the prestigious award given “In ...

Fanwood's Marianne Kranz Among Union County's Women of Excellence

FANWOOD, NJ – The Union County Commission on the Status of Women has announced the 10 recipients of the 2017 Women of Excellence Awards. The awardees will be honored at the 25th annual Women of Excellence dinner on Friday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Union County’s Galloping Hill Golf Course, 3 Golf Drive in Kenilworth.

“All are invited to join with us in ...

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In Opposition to the American Health Care Act

March 26, 2017

Dear Editor:

For over 48 years I have protested unfairness, war and inequality.  Over the years I have rarely felt as horrified as I do when contemplating the American Health Care Act. After seven years of promising us a better, more comprehensive, less expensive alternative to the ACA, the GOP has presented the American people with a bill that potentially leaves millions uninsured ...