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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Black Student Union Recognized at Fanwood Council Meeting

February 25, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- Councilman Russ Huegel presented a proclamation acknowledging February as Black History Month to members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Black Student Union on Tueday, Feb. 22 at the Fanwood Borough Council meeting.

Present from that group were, left to right, Matt Hunter, Tayonna Lee and President Kenyela Horn.

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Retiring Caretaker of the Fanwood Nature Center, Dean Talcott, Honored by Borough Council

FANWOOD, NJ -- Councilwoman Kathy Mitchell presented a proclamation during the Fanwood Borough council meeting on Tuesday evening to honor Dean Talcott, the longtime caretaker of the Fanwood Nature Center, who is retiring from that position.

Mr. Talcott, who lives adjacent to the Nature Center, was one of the original builders of many of the trails and the footbridge that have made the ...

Scotch Plains Council Passes Ordinance Banning Healthcare Benefits for Part-Time Township Elected Officials

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the township's part-time elected officials (council and mayor) from receiving health benefits paid for by the township.

During the election campaign last fall, Mayor Al Smith and running mate (now Councilman) Ted Spera ran on a 5-Point Plan "to make Scotch Plains more affordable and prosperous ...

Lions Club Donates Nearly $6,000 to Fanwood Fire Department at Borough Council Meeting

FANWOOD, NJ -- Lions Club President and former Councilman David Trumpp (left) presented Fanwood Fire Chief John Piccola with a check for $5,852 for the Fanwood Fire Company.

The money came from thee proceeds of the annual Christmas tree sale at LaGrande Park that the Lions and Fire Company jointly run.

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Fanwood Downtown Redevelopment Update at Special Meeting of Borough Council

FANWOOD, NJ -- At a special Tuesday meeting of the Fanwood Borough Council, the Borough's redevelopment consultant Liz Jeffery updated the governing body on progress in the downtown area.

Downtown Redevelopment Area

Station Square (LaGrande Ave.) -- The project entails 35 units total: 28 market rate rental units (14 two-bedroom and 14 three-bedroom units) and 7 affordable units (2 ...

Learn About the New State Income Tax Cut for Veterans

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Honorably discharged veterans that they will benefit from a new state tax cut that became effective in January 2017, reminds the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“When veterans file their state income tax next year they will be able to take the new $3,000 annual tax exemption,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “This is a modest ...

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr Named Among NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business for 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr has been named among the Best 50 Women in Business Awards for 2017 by NJBIZ.

Mahr, who earns $1 annually to serve as Mayor of Fanwood, is Director of Business Development for DMR Architects, based in Hasbrouck Heights. She joined the firm in June 2015 to enhance DMR’s relationships in the public sector. Mahr has worked in economic ...

New Jersey American Water Begins New Main Installation Project in Fanwood

VOORHEES, NJ – New Jersey American Water is investing approximately $800,000 to install new water mains along North Avenue from Forest Road to Morse Avenue in Fanwood. 

The project includes the installation of approximately 2,720 feet of new 12-inch ductile iron pipes to replace aging pipes, as well as 55 utility-owned service lines and two new fire hydrants along the pipeline ...

Scotch Plains Zoning Board Appointee's Qualifications Discussed at Council Meeting

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- At the Scotch Plains Township Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the governing body agreed on most of the resolutions proposed on the agenda, with the exception of RES 2017-41, which appoints Kendra Duran as Alternate #2 of the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Councilman John Del Sordi, who said he did not know the prospective Zoning Board appointee, voiced his ...

Scotch Plains Council Introduces Ordinance Blocking Part-Time Employees from Taking Township-Sponsored Health Benefits

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — As a candidate last November, Mayor Al Smith made prohibiting part-time employees of Scotch Plains Township from accepting health benefits provided by the township as part of his Five-Point Plan. On Tuesday, the Scotch Plains Council introduced an ordinance barring part-time from taking such benefits.

Republican candidates Smith and Councilman Ted Spera targeted ...

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