Speed Humps on Myrtle Ave. in Scotch Plains Slow Traffic

September 26, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains police have installed speed humps on on the 300 Block of Myrtle Ave. (between Front St. and Mountain Ave.) as a pilot program to help slow cars on one of the main "cut-through" streets that run north-south from Route 22. 

"Safety is our number one priority," said Mayor Kevin Glover, who was joined by ...

Jones, Glover Spar Over Employee Health Benefits at Scotch Plains Council Meeting

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The opening salvo came during public comments when Scotch Plains resident Frank Festa went to the microphone at the township council meeting on Tuesday evening and asked if council members were full-time employees.

Township attorney Bob Renaud responded that the issue is "complicated."

Festa followed up by asking if any council members received health ...

Fanwood Adds Open Space Tax Referendum to November Ballot

FANWOOD, NJ -- In August, the Fanwood Borough Council passed a resolution to place a referendum on the November ballot asking voters to establish a Municipal Open Space, Recreation, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund.

This new levy, which is anticipated to range from $8 to $11 per Fanwood household, is intended to help maintain and improve the work of Fanwood's Historic ...

Scotch Plains Planning Board to Discuss Bowcraft Property Development at Monday, Sept. 26 Meeting

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Planning Board will consider an application at its Monday, Sept. 26, meeting at 7:30 p.m. to construct 190 apartments and 10 townhomes on the Bowcraft Amusement Park property (2545 Route 22 West, Scotch Plains). The proposed development reportedly would include 40 affordable housing units (which would help Scotch ...

Scotch Plains Zoning Board to Hold Special Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22, to Discuss Ashbrook Expansion

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Scotch Plains Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a special session on Thursday, Sept. 22, at which it will consider Ashbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center's application to expand. The facility is located at 1610 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains.

Ashbrook wants to build a 14,000 sq. ft., five-story building that ...

Colleen Mahr to Host "Coffee with the Mayor" in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -  Mayor Colleen Mahr will host “Coffee with the Mayor” at Mara’s Cafe in downtown Fanwood on Saturday, Sept. 24 between 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The event will give residents an opportunity to engage in casual discussion about current topics of the day, and learn more about upcoming programs and initiatives in ...

Fanwood Launches Recycling App

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood is providing a new recycling app to residents, called Recycle Coach.  The goal is to make recycling more convenient for residents, while increasing participation. The mobile application can be installed for free on tablets, smartphones and computers, making information and resources available at your fingertips. 


The app is customized for Fanwood and ...

Malool Drops Independent Candidacy for Scotch Plains Mayor

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Former Scotch Plains Mayor Nancy Malool has decided to withdraw her campaign for mayor this November.

The former mayor announced her candidacy in the spring, but has shown little visibility since. She set up a Nancy Malool for Mayor Facebook page that had been updated just once since June 12 -- a "Happy Fourth of July" message  -- until today. Today ...

Councilman Jones Questions Manager's Raise at Scotch Plains Meeting, Mayor Responds

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – During a contentious portion of Tuesday evening’s Scotch Plains Township Council business meeting, Councilman Llewellyn Jones raised objections over the way a raise for the Township Manager Al Mirabella was handled.

Jones, in a phone interview with TAPintoSPF, said that he has been conducting his own mid-year review of the township's finances, ...

Former Scotch Plains Business Administrator Jerry Giaimis Terminated from Raritan Post

RARITAN, NJ -- Former Scotch Plains Township Manager Jerry Giaimis was fired by the town of Raritan in a 4-1 vote held during a contentious special public meeting on Friday, August 26, according to a story first published by The reason for the termination by the Republican-controlled council at the moment is unclear.

Giaimis was appointed as ...

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JCP&L Continues Tree Trimming to Enhance System Reliability

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) forestry contractors are scheduled to trim trees in more than 60 municipalities over the next two months as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment to help protect against tree-related outages.     

Since the beginning of the year, work has been completed on more than 2,000 ...

Lance Takes Immediate Action: More Terror Funds in Wake of NJ Bombing

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) tonight supported H.R. 5859, the Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act, which passed the U.S. House on the heels of three acts of terror that struck the United States over the weekend.

“We saw great bravery in New Jersey this week.  Police, fire and other emergency response professionals need more tools to ...