Fanwood Receives Innovation in Public Private Partnership Award

December 10, 2016

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood and Community Access Unlimited were recently honored at the New Jersey League of Municipalities and NJBIZ Innovation in Public Private Partnership Awards. The award recognized the successful public private partnership that resulted in the mixed use facility on Terrill Road in 2015, which includes two commercial businesses, low-income housing, and ...

Final Week of Leaf Collection in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Department of Public Property has issued the following updates for leaf collection this week and advises residents in the following areas to put out all leaves on the street by Sunday, Dec. 11.

Morse Avenue and sidestreets; Crestwood Section; Homestead Section; Evergreen Avenue and sidestreets; Portland Avenue/Church Avenue/Birch ...

Fanwood Council Approves Three-Way Stop Sign on North Ave.

FANWOOD – Votes on the Fanwood Borough Council frequently are unanimously passed. However, an ordinance calling for a three-way stop sign at the intersection of North Avenue and Sheelen's Crossing was approved in a 4-2 vote following a lively discussion at the Council's special meeting on Monday night.

“I completely oppose this because the police chief is ...

Update on Fanwood Redevelopment

FANWOOD, NJ -- Liz Jeffery, Fanwood's redevelopment consultant, updated the Borough Council on progress at a number of properties at a special meeting on Monday night.

Jeffrey reported that the China Moon/Ginger Sushi building (266 South Ave.) renovations are expected to be finished in a couple of weeks. The restaurant kitchen will no longer be visible from South ...

Scotch Plains Council Briefed on Proposed 10-Year, $9.5M Bond Issue

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – In a special meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Scotch Plains Council participated in an open discussion on a proposed 10-year, $9.525 million bond issue with representatives from Rogut McCarthy LLC and Suplee, Clooney & Company, both of which provide the township with financial guidance.

The concept is to reconsolidate short-term notes, which include various ...

Scotch Plains Building-Construction Code Official Bob LaCosta Honored by Construction Code Community

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Scotch Plains Building-Construction Code Official and Zoning Officer  Bob LaCosta was presented with the Vincent "Ozzie" Pellecchia Man of The Year Award at the 2016 New Jersey State League of Municipalities in Atlantic City.

LaCosta, who currently serves as the immediate Past President of the New Jersey Building Officials, was selected for this ...

Union County Clerk Advises Travelers on New Passport Photo Rules

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Travelers needing new passports and applying Nov. 1 or after that date must remove their eyeglasses for their passport picture according to a new U.S. State Department rule, says Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi. 

“If you already have a valid passport and you are wearing your glasses in your photo, or if you submitted a passport application by Oct. 31, you ...

Scotch Plains Council Introduces Recreation Director Matt Mercurio, Announces New Assistant Director of Recreation

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – During last night’s Council meeting, Recreation Director Matt Mercurio was formally introduced to the residents of Scotch Plains. Township Manager Al Mirabella made the introduction and also announced the hiring of Julie Buonaguro as Assistant Recreation Director.

“I am very happy to be here and am learning a lot in my five weeks,” said Mercurio.

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