Jones Asks About Procedures Surrounding Manager's Raise

October 19, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Producing stacks of council minutes dating back to the 1990s, Scotch Plains Councilman Llewellyn Jones raised the controversy over how Township Manager Al Mirabella's pay raise was handled this year. 

Jones said at a prior council meeting that letters from previous mayors indicated the involvement of council members in the process. Mayor Kevin Glover.maintains ...

Scotch Plains Looks to Reach New Record of Grant Funding in 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains has about $700,000 in grants from a variety of sources this year, an increase of nearly 30 percent from 2015, according to Township Manager Al Mirabella.

The grants cover a wide variety of areas, from public safety and senior citizen programs to children’s recreation and environmental projects. By the end of the year, the funding could ...

Dennis Sherry Named Fanwood's Volunteer of the Month

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Council recognized Dennis Sherry, a member of the borough's Planning Board over the last eight years, as its Volunteer of the Month.  

His career in commercial real estate, knowledge and expertise has helped make him a tremendous asset to the Borough of Fanwood. He is entering his 9th year as a volunteer on the Fanwood Planning ...

Fanwood Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Council's resolution for Breast Cancer Awareness month was commemorated by remarks from Scotch Plains Councilwoman Colleen Gialanella, a breast cancer survivor and former Fanwood resident, at the Fanwood Borough Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 18. 

Gialanella's message to women was to take care of themselves as well as they ...

Fanwood Awarded "Get Active NJ" Grant

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and is pleased to announce that the Borough has been awarded  a “Get Active NJ” grant in the amount of $3,000. 

Fanwood will utilize the funding to perform a sidewalk audit that will identify sidewalk areas that need improvement and where new sidewalk may be needed. It will also determine the best course of action ...

Scotch Plains Downtown Development Could Include Sale of Hedge Property

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Township Council is considering selling the "hedge property" adjacent to the Municipal Building as part of its redevelopment plan.

The council invited Woo Kim of Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT), the firm charged with developing a business district plan, to its conference meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4, to discuss the status of downtown's ...

Al Mirabella Honored as “Christopher Columbus Man of the Year Award" on Oct. 7

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Township Manager and Union County Freeholder Al Mirabella was honored by the Italian Tribune newspaper with the Christopher Columbus Man of the Year Award on Friday, Oct. 7, for his pride in his Italian heritage and many years of public service.

“(The award) is presented to him with the deepest degree of ...

Meet Scotch Plains Recreation Director Matt Mercurio

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Matthew Mercurio has begun his tenure as Scotch Plains Recreation Director. He comes to the Township of Scotch Plains after previously served as recreation director in Hanover Township and, most recently, in Tenafly. Although he brings past experience, he believes that not one size fits all.

"I want to come in and evaluate the needs of ...

Scotch Plains Mayors' Letters Mention Council Decisions on Manager Raises; Township Attorney Finds No Council Minutes Refer to Salary Votes

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Councilman Llewellyn Jones maintains that the raise proposed by Mayor Kevin Glover for Township Manager Al Mirabella is illegal because the Scotch Plains Council did not discuss the increase or vote on it. Meanwhile, the mayor says that he was only following the procedure of his one of his predecessors, Nancy Malool, who in 2011 wrote a letter for then-Manager ...

Nominations Open for 25th Annual Union County Women of Excellence Awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ – In every community, there are women spending countless hours in either volunteer work or at jobs dedicated to the welfare of their towns and cities. Now, their neighbors have an opportunity to thank these individuals by nominating them for the 25th Annual Women of Excellence Awards.  

The award celebrates women who live or work in Union County and have made ...

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JCP&L, FirstEnergy and EPRI Sponsor Power Quality Workshops

Advances in power quality technology and research for commercial and industrial customers will be among the topics presented and discussed at free workshops sponsored by Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on October 19 and 20 at JCP&L facilities in Red Bank and Morristown.

The October 19th event will ...