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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Officials Updated on Affordable Housing at NJ League of Municipalities Conference

November 16, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, Redevelopment Coordinator Tom Strowe, Councilman Andrew Bondarowicz, Councilmen-Elect Josh Losardo and Rashon White, and Fanwood Councilman Anthony Carter were among the attendees of a standing room only presentation on affordable housing on Nov. 14 at the New Jersey League of Municipalities 2018 Conference in Atlantic City.

The panel, ...

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr Sworn in as President of the NJ League of Municipalities

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was sworn in as president of the New Jersey League of Municipalities at the league's 103rd NJLM Conference held at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Thurday, Nov. 14.  

"(It's) a great honor to swear in Colleen Mahr as the next League President," said Bernadette McPherson,, former Mayor of ...

Scotch Plains Property Tax Deferment Extended Until Nov. 13

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Township offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day.  Thus, the grace period for payment of fourth quarter taxes due November 1st will be extended to Tuesday, Nov. 13.    

Payments received after Nov. 13 will be subject to interest charges. is Scotch ...

Why Fanwood Residents Received Their First Sewer Utility Bill

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Town Council established a Sewer Utility on April 2018 to begin the planning process to address required for ongoing and long-term maintenance of the Borough’s infrastructure system, as well as plan upgrades to the Borough’s aging sewer infrastructure system.

Two immediate tasks of the Sewer Utility are developing a plan for sewer system upgrades and ...

Scotch Plains Township Releases RFQ/RFP for Redevelopment of Tier 1, Phase 1 Section of Scotch Plains Downtown

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Township released its Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposals (RFQ/RFP) for the Redevelopment of the Tier 1, Phase 1 section of Scotch Plains Downtown on November 1, 2018.

The Township is seeking qualifications and proposals from qualified and experienced redevelopers to redevelop the approximately 8.22+/- acre public portion of property ...

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman to Visit, Meet with Voters in Fanwood on Sun, Oct. 28

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Democratic Committee is hosting "A Conversation with Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman" on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. at the Forest Road Park Building in Fanwood.

The Congresswoman is Fanwood's elected representative in Washington, DC. She will be joined by Fanwood Borough Counil candidates Councilwoman Erin McElroy Barker, who is up for ...

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Scotch Plains Councilwoman Rose Checchio

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Funeral arrangements have been announced for Rose Checchio, 46, who died peacefully after a long battle with cancer at JFK Haven Hospice in Edison on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.

A visitation will be held at St Bartholomew the Apostle Church on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, ...

Mayors of Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Cranford Meet to Discuss Affordable Housing

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith hosted Cranford Mayor Tom Hannen and Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, the incoming president of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, to discuss various legislative solutions to the current court-driven affordable housing process.

All three mayors understand the need for affordable housing and are dedicated to providing affordable housing in ...

Statement from the Township of Scotch Plains on The Passing of Rose Checchio

It is with great sadness that the Township of Scotch Plains announces the passing of beloved Councilwoman Rose Checchio. During her nearly 4 years of dedicated service to the residents of Scotch Plains, Councilwoman Checchio made significant contributions that will forever serve as a reminder of her generous and creative spirit, perseverance, and love for her community.

Since ...

A Listing of Scotch Plains Councilwoman Rose Checchio's Accomplishments

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In March of 2018, Mayor Al Smith, Township Manager Al Mirabella, representatives of the Township staff, friends and family gathered to honor Rose as she was named one of Union County’s Women of Excellence. Certainly, a title befitting the Councilwoman. 

Below is the nomination submitted by Township Manager Mirabella that outlines her accomplishments ...


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