Government

October 5, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was a featured panelist at the recent Governor’s Conference of Housing and Economic Development in Atlantic City, NJ. Mayor Mahr shared Fanwood’s success in attracting investment, new business and more housing options. The conference was organized to ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – Liz Jeffery, Fanwood’s Director of Economic Development, presented her monthly update on redevelopment progress in the Borough at the Fanwood Council meeting held on Oct. 1. The big news of the evening is that apartments at the Station Square project will soon be available to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- At its Sept. 25, 2018, meeting, the Scotch Plains Township Council endorsed the Tier 1, Phase 1 Downtown Redevelopment Plan and authorized the issuance of Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals (RFQ/RFP) for developers to submit plans for development. The Scotch ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- On Saturday, Sept. 29, residents are invited to join Mayor Colleen Mahr at the Railside Cafe from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The mayor will be available to discuss wide-ranging resident issues, as well as any specific concerns. No appointment is necessary. TAPintoSPF.net is Scotch ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – Fanwood’s economic development director Liz Jeffery hosted a small business roundtable for local business owners on Wednesday evening at the Fanwood Grille to update them on developments impacting the borough’s downtown area. Station Square at Fanwood (35 townhome style rentals ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Council honored local volunteer groups whose mission is to prevent suicide to speak about their organizations. Caring Contact, a 24-hour crisis hotline staffed by local volunteers, was ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS,  NJ -- The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) unanimously approved the draft Tier 1, Phase 1 Downtown Redevelopment Plan at its monthly public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12.  Following this action, the plan will now go to the Scotch Plains Township Council for ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- More than 20 economic development professionals and downtown managers met in Fanwood on Wednesday, Sept. 12, to discuss downtown economic development and hear from Mayor Colleen Mahr about the Borough’s efforts to revitalize its downtown community. Mayor Mahr spoke about Fanwood’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ 00 Mayor Al Smith and the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC), and Township planners Harbor Consultants, presented their "Tier 1, Phase 1" downtown redevelopment plan  during their September 5, 2018, public special meeting. Mayor Smith opened the presentation ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee will host a Special Downtown Redevelopment Committee Meeting that is open to the public Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building (430 Park Ave.). Mayor Al Smith made a preview video for the meeting, which ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood is responding to an order from the Union County Board of Taxation to conduct a revaluation of all residential and commercial properties. Fanwood is one of 14 Union County municipalities, and 32 towns in New Jersey, that were identified as in need of updated ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, along with several mayors of towns along the Raritan Valley Line (RVL), have submitted a petition to Governor Phil Murphy and members of the Senate and Assembly to address the deteriorating service and, specifically the lack of peak hour one-seat rides for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains would like to remind residents that sewer payment is due on September 1, 2018. Additionally, the grace period for regular taxes that was due August 1 has been extended to Sept. 6. Township offices are open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Borough Council honored a number of people who contribute valuable services to our community during its August 20th regular meeting. Matthew Juckes, Chairman of the Planning Board, was named Volunteer of the Month by Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Council. Matthew moved to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The extended grace period for payment of Scotch Plains Township tax bills will run through September 6. Bills were mailed out this week. Additionally, tax amounts are available online at scotchplainsnj.gov for anyone who would like to make payment.     Reminder: The Sewer ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Tax bills will be mailed the week of August 13. The grace period for payment has been extended to September 5. Payments received after the grace period will be subject to interest. If you would like to pay your taxes prior to receiving your paper bill, the amounts are available on ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Following complaints by residents over the current location of the popular Soul Bowls truck (Westfield Avenue near Henry Street) at its last public meeting, the Scotch Plains Council introduced an ordinance on Monday that would regulate where food trucks could operate in the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Bruce Walsh, an attorney and three-time Fanwood Borough Councilman, died Saturday morning after a long illness. He was 73 years old. Mr. Walsh served a total of 12 years as a Councilman. He was first elected in 1988 and served through 1991. After a year off, he was elected again ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Andrew Bondarowicz was nominated by the Scotch Plains Republican committee to replace the departing Llewellyn Jones and was sworn in as a Councilman at the Tuesday, July 24, Scotch Plains Township Council meeting. "I am honored to serve on the Council," Bondarowicz told ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith and others from Scotch Plains is in Trenton today to speak at a public hearing in Trenton concerning the affordable housing process on Wednesday, July 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the State House Annex (131-137 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608) in Committee ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr announced that following the signing of the new state budget by Governor Murphy and a redistribution of school funding, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District will receive an additional $396,000 in state aid. The district has the option ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Residents who attended the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) meeting on Wednesday night got a peak into what the future of the township will look like… and it looks a lot like Princeton. Tom Strowe, the Township’s Project Coordinator for Redevelopment, ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – The New Jersey General Assembly approved legislation, 77-0, Thursday sponsored by Jamel C. Holley, Linda Carter, James Kennedy and Annette Quijano to designate the portion of the State Highway Route 27 in Union County as “Jerry Green Memorial Highway” in honor of the life-long career ...

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - 838 high school rising-seniors from New Jersey are attending the 73rd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS) held annually at Rider University.   Local participants in the prestigious program this week are: Ben Kuperschmid, Scotch Plains, Legion Post ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Mindy Scarlett, who has volunteered to further the local business community for many years, is currently the Fanwood representative to the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Mindy’s main project each year is Ladies Night Out, an annual shopping spree aimed at women in ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr will host "Coffee with the Mayor" at Railside Cafe and Bakery (formerly Mara's Cafe) on Saturday, June 23,  from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to discuss any issues, questions or concerns that residents may have regarding the Borough. No appointment is ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Smith hosted a town hall meeting on Tuesday, June 12 to inform Scotch Plains residents about the Township's state-mandated affordable housing obligations and how they relate to downtown redevelopment.  Earlier this year, Scotch Plains negotiated a court settlement that ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith attended a gun safety package bill signing ceremony at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton on Wednesday with Governor Phil Murphy. Mayor Smith joined a bipartisan group of local and state elected officials, as well as members of Moms Demand Action of Union ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday to settle its third round affordable housing obligation mandated by the state. The Borough’s immunity from builder's remedy lawsuits expires on June 30. A 230-unit apartment complex has been proposed and includes 46 affordable housing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government. “Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ...

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