Government

August 18, 2018

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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FANWOOD, NJ -- Elizabethtown Gas is repaving a number of roads in Fanwood after replacing mains and services. The gas company is currently repaving in our southwestern quadrant of the borough. The schedule for the week is: June 6: Paving Second St. and Coriell, Ave. June 6: Milling Second ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) has launched a visual preference survey to gather input from the community on architectural themes preferred for downtown. The survey offers six different conceptual architectural design options submitted by SPDRC ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith will host a public town hall meeting on Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains municipal building (430 Park Avenue) in the Town Council Chambers to discuss court decisions that force overdevelopment of New Jersey communities.    Mayor Smith will be ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Council proposed a $6.1 million operating budget at its Monday, May 21st meeting. The budget that features a $1 tax decrease for the average household.. Following a public hearing on June 25, the Council will vote to finalize the budget.  TAPintoSPF.net is Scotch ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood has recognized Tom Barton as its Volunteer of the Month. Barton, Recreation Director for Berkeley Heights, was recognized for volunteering for various Fanwood Recreation programs. TAPintoSPF.net is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Township employees participated in the annual barbecue on the Alan Augustine Village Green on Thursday afternoon as they were treated to beautiful weather.  Township Manager Al Mirabella and Frank DiNizio manned the grill serving up hot dogs and ...

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FANWOOD, NJ --  Fanwood residents Declan Cassidy and Aaryn Ross were selected for the Louis Bay II Scholarship program of the NJ League of Municipalities for their interest in municipal affairs. Ms. Ross’s essay also won the statewide competition for a $1,000 prize. The purpose of this ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Sixth grader Ethan Grant won a contest to become Fanwood Mayor for a Day. On Monday, May 21, Ethan presided at the podium with Mayor Colleen Mahr for the presentation of awards and proclamations. One such award was Volunteer of the Month, presented to Tom Barton, Recreation ...

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FANWOOD, NEW JERSEY -- Fanwood has been awarded two grants for the Borough’s Environmental Commission that will aid in the ongoing restoration of the Fanwood Nature Center, which was damaged in the recent winter storms. T he grants include a Sustainable Jersey grant, funded by The Nature ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains is one of 24 sites hosting the Union County Congregate Nutrition Program. The lunches are held every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Shady Rest Clubhouse at Scotch Hills Country Club. The meals, paid through Federal grant funds, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders have announced that $1.5 million in Union County Infrastructure Grant awards for 21 municipalities, including Scotch Plains, which will receive $100,000 and Fanwood, which we get $55,000. The grants will help fund projects aimed at spurring economic ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Township Council recognized a number of residents with special presentations on Tuesday night. Among those recognized were: Municipal Clerk's Week with Township Clerk, Bonnie Lacina, pictured with Mayor Al Smith, Councilwoman Rose Checchio, Deputy ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Freeholders have announced that a total of 18 new miles of County roads will be repaved this season in 14 municipalities, including: Clark/Scotch Plains: Martine/Lake Ave. between Raritan Road and Oak Ridge Road Fanwood/Scotch Plains: North Ave.

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith was sworn in as a board member of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors, the nation's largest and oldest statewide Mayor's organization, at their annual conference in Atlantic City. Mayor Smith pledges to use this position of influence and authority to fight for ...

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CLARK, NJ - Union County Freeholder Linda Carter announced her candidacy on Thursday for member of the General Assembly in the 22nd Legislative District to fill the vacancy caused as a result of the passing of Assemblyman Jerry Green.  Prominent supporters include Union County Chairman Nick ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Scott Matthews, Executive Director of Intensive Therapeutics in Fanwood, spoke to the Borough Council on Monday, April 16. Intensive Therapeutics offers various programs for children with autism and other disabilities and is the recipient ...

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