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Fanwood Council Recognizes Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, Honors Volunteers and Mallory's Army

September 18, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Council honored local volunteer groups whose mission is to prevent suicide to speak about their organizations.

Caring Contact, a 24-hour crisis hotline staffed by local volunteers, was represented at the meeting by Executive Director Janet Sarkos (right) and volunteer Nancy Parenti.

Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee Unanimously Approves Downtown Redevelopment Plan

SCOTCH PLAINS,  NJ -- The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) unanimously approved the draft Tier 1, Phase 1 Downtown Redevelopment Plan at its monthly public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12. 

Following this action, the plan will now go to the Scotch Plains Township Council for approval. The SPDRC, which contains residents, downtown business, and downtown ...

Fanwood Hosts Downtown New Jersey Professionals for Redevelopment Summit

FANWOOD, NJ -- More than 20 economic development professionals and downtown managers met in Fanwood on Wednesday, Sept. 12, to discuss downtown economic development and hear from Mayor Colleen Mahr about the Borough’s efforts to revitalize its downtown community.

Mayor Mahr spoke about Fanwood’s experience and the 10-year effort to attract new development, businesses and ...

Mayor Al Smith Announces 5-Point Plan for Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ 00 Mayor Al Smith and the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC), and Township planners Harbor Consultants, presented their "Tier 1, Phase 1" downtown redevelopment plan  during their September 5, 2018, public special meeting.

Mayor Smith opened the presentation announcing his 5-point plan and goals that will be accomplished by passing the ...

Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Meeting on Weds, Sept. 5 at 7:30 pm

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee will host a Special Downtown Redevelopment Committee Meeting that is open to the public Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building (430 Park Ave.).

Mayor Al Smith made a preview video for the meeting, which will include a discussion on the Tier 1, Phase 1 of ...

Fanwood Property Revaluation Program to Be Completed by Oct. 1, 2019

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood is responding to an order from the Union County Board of Taxation to conduct a revaluation of all residential and commercial properties.

Fanwood is one of 14 Union County municipalities, and 32 towns in New Jersey, that were identified as in need of updated property valuations.

A revaluation is undertaken by a municipality to appraise all real property ...

Fanwood Mayor Mahr, Others Call for Improved Service on Raritan Valley Line

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, along with several mayors of towns along the Raritan Valley Line (RVL), have submitted a petition to Governor Phil Murphy and members of the Senate and Assembly to address the deteriorating service and, specifically the lack of peak hour one-seat rides for RVL customers.

Mayor Mahr, a Mayors Coalition of Raritan Valley Line co-chair, has ...

Scotch Plains Tax and Sewer Bill Update

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains would like to remind residents that sewer payment is due on September 1, 2018. Additionally, the grace period for regular taxes that was due August 1 has been extended to Sept. 6.

Township offices are open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:00 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 ...

Highlights of the Fanwood Borough Council Meeting

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Borough Council honored a number of people who contribute valuable services to our community during its August 20th regular meeting.

Matthew Juckes, Chairman of the Planning Board, was named Volunteer of the Month by Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Council. Matthew moved to Fanwood from Canada in 2010 and almost immediately became involved in the community. A ...

Grace Period for August Tax Payment Extended to Sept. 6

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The extended grace period for payment of Scotch Plains Township tax bills will run through September 6.

Bills were mailed out this week. Additionally, tax amounts are available online at for anyone who would like to make payment.    

Reminder: The Sewer Tax Bill payment is due on September 1. is ...


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Freeholders, State and Local Officials Dedicate County Building to Late Assemblyman Green

September 10, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders and the Union County Improvement Authority joined with federal, state and local officials, including Governor Phil Murphy, in officially dedicating the former Park Madison government complex as the Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza in honor of the late Plainfield resident.

Green served 27 years as one of Union County's most popular ...