Scenes from Saturday's 'March for Our Lives' Event in Union

March 25, 2018

UNION, NJ – Over 500 students, parents, public officials, and activists marched and gathered in Union Saturday morning for the Union County ‘March for Our Lives’ event.  The student-led march, which called on the U.S. government for stricter gun laws and memorialized the 17 people killed in Parkland, Florida last month, was one of hundreds of March for Our ...

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Fanwood on March 27

FANWOOD, NJ -- Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ - 12th District) will hold “Mobile Office Hours” at the Fanwood Memorial Library on Tuesday, March 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., where Fanwood residents are encouraged to discuss issues about their community.

During these office hours, the Congresswoman and her staff will assist individuals with their concerns while ...

Scotch Plains Councilwoman Rose Checchio Honored as Union County Woman of Excellence

GARWOOD, NJ -- Union County Freeholders Sergio Granados, Bette Jane Kowalski, Linda Carter, and Al Mirabella congratulated Scotch Plains Councilwoman Rose Checchio at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 26th annual Union County Women of Excellence dinner in Garwood.

They were joined by New Jersey State Senator Nicholas P. Scutari, New Jersey State Senator Joe Cryan ...

Westfield Gets $15K Grant for Inclusive Playground Equipment for Children with Disabilities

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains will receive a $25,470 grant, while Fanwood will get a $15,000 award from the “Level the Playing Field” grant program from Union County, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Thursday.

The program was designed to help every Union County municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children with ...

Freeholder Bruce Bergen Appointed Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen has been appointed Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC), a rail transit advocacy group representing towns and counties along NJ TRANSIT's Raritan Valley line. Bergen replaces longtime RVRC chair Peter Palmer. 

The new chairman noted he would emphasize supporting Governor Phil Murphy’s goals of ...

Gas Company Plans More Road Work on North Ave. in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- If Elizabethtown Gas has its way, North Ave. in Fanwood between Hunter Ave. and Midway Ave. will be torn up to replace a gas main. 

"We won't pave and paint if they plan to do this," said a clearly annoyed Mayor Colleen Mahr at Monday's Fanwood Council meeting. "This is a problem. They are ripping up roads again, and ...

Fanwood's Downtown Business Development Update for March

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood's redevelopment consultant Liz Jeffery updated Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Borough Council on Monday evening about the latest progress in the revitalization of downtown.

Station Square at Fanwood
Landmark (developer) has received the first building permit application for Building 1 (units 101-108). The framing is underway. Construction at the ...

Bill Sponsored by Assemblyman Kennedy Would to Prohibit Cable, Cell Phone Companies from Charging Deceased Customers Early Termination Fees

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jim Kennedy, (D-District 12), has co-sponsored a bill to prohibit telephone, cable and utility companies from charging deceased customers early termination fees. The bill was approved Monday by the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee.

“When a family is grieving over the loss of a loved one, the last thing they want to deal with is ...

Scotch Plains Conducts ADA Survey

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Board has launched a survey aimed to help improve access, participation, and the provision of appropriate services for those with disabilities, including people who have any type of physical, developmental, unseen disability, or mental health challenge.  

Participation in this survey will help ...

Scotch Plains Recreation Commission Considers Options for Future of the Scotch Hills Country Club

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Recreation Commission met in executive session on Monday evening to discuss future plans for the Scotch Hills Country Club, which is run by the Township. 

Recreation Commissioner Mike Walsh told TAPintoSPF that the Township is not looking to sell Scotch Hills. In fact, the golf course is home of the Shady Rest Clubhouse, which has ...

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