FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Borough Council recognized several residents for their service efforts at the governing body's August 19 meeting.

Adam Matty, a Planning Board member for several years and an architect by trade was honored as Volunteer of the Month. In presenting him with a framed print of the historic Fanwood train station, Mayor Colleen Mahr called him “a positive influence because of his professional background.” 

Mayor Mahr presented a Service Flag to the family of Army Specialist Christopher Magnan, a Fanwood native from Coriell Avenue who is now serving overseas. The Service Flag (Blue Stars) is meant to be displayed in front of the home of any armed forces member currently serving. Receiving the flag on his behalf was Specialist Magnan’s mother Kathleen, brother William, and, arriving later in the meeting, his father Robert.

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Fanwood seeks volunteers for a new Green Team. Kiersten Swaak, a college senior from Fanwood, did a presentation on Sustainable Jersey, a certification Fanwood held for three years before it expired earlier this year. Regaining it will require a new volunteer Green Team to accomplish a series of tasks by June 2020. Volunteers will be solicited soon.

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