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November 22, 2021

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Executives from the state's Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) at the NJ League of Municipalities last week provided an overview of the newly adopted regulations to implement the legalization of adult recreational use of marijuana. The panel session, moderated by the ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Small Downtowns Can Do Economic Development, Too! Scotch Plains director of redevelopment Tom Strowe was a featured panelist at the annual New Jersey League of Municipalities annual conference in Atlantic City this week to talk about his favorite subject: how small downtown ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield hosted both of New Jersey's U.S. Senators, Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, who outlined how the historic, $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill will provide record investments in the state's aging infrastructure from road and bridge repairs to Gateway and lead pipe ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Everything old is new again. In 2019, it appeared that Scotch Plains would get a grocery store as part of its downtown redevelopment when German supermarket chain Lidl submitted plans to build on the former site of the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County Commissioner Chair Al Mirabella is standing by pay hikes the board has proposed for top administrators and the Commissioners Board itself. Chairman Mirabella in an interview with TAPinto's Matt Kadosh on Monday said that  the raises for department heads — ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Scotch Plains Township Council has unanimously adopted a Downtown Redevelopment Plan, the first in 40 years, as the governing body envisions a vibrant mix of retail, restaurants, apartments, a new combined library and town hall, convenient and efficient public parking, and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has proposed pay raises for itself and its top administrators in the coming year — a measure anticipated to get a formal public hearing next month. The salary bumps introduced Thursday include an 18.8% pay hike for County Manager ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Commissioners advise Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents impacted by Tropical Storm Ida that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline to apply for individual assistance. The new deadline is Monday, Dec. 6. “The extended ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Union County Commissioner Kim Palmieri-Mouded today presented the Fanwood Council with checks for three County grants for public project enhancements totaling $86,375. The three grants awarded by Union County are: $30,000 Kids Recreational Trust Fund grant for installation ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – With the growing demand for athletic fields in Scotch Plains, Union County officials are launching a plan to build new turf fields at the Union County Vocational-Technical School campus on Raritan Road. Design and engineering is expected to begin in the next few weeks, as the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Starting on October 24, New Jersey landlines within the 856 and 908 area codes must dial 10 or 11 digits for all their calls.  After October 24, local landline calls dialed with only seven digits may not go through, and the caller will receive a recording saying their call cannot be ...

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PLAINFIELD/NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - President Joe Biden landed in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park on Monday, and then headed to the East End Elementary School in North Plainfield to highlight his "Build Back Better" plan. In advance of President Biden's visit, members of the Plainfield Police ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Union County has awarded $125,000 in grants to Scotch Plains and Fanwood for historic preservation projects through the Union County Open Space, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. “Funding from Preserve Union County helps our local historic sites ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr made herself available for a couple hours Friday evening to anyone who wanted to discuss issues, ask questions, or just chat. The event, held at the Fanwood Larder grocery story on Martine Avenue, attracted several dozen residents who discussed various issues ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Union County Commissioners today announce that Fanwood and Scotch Plains have been awarded grants to improve recreation resources for children, through the Kid’s Recreation Trust Fund. In addition, the towns were awarded matching grants for planting new trees ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fred Tomkins was given a warm sendoff Thursday night, October 7th, on the occasion of his retirement as Chief Financial Officer of Fanwood for the past 18 years. Co-workers, elected officials, friends and family gathered at Fanwood’s Houdini Pizza Lab for the celebration. Tomkins, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- FEMA has a Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) Team available in Scotch Plains through Saturday, Oct. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the Municipal Parking Lot (430 Park Ave.) next to Darby Road Pub.  The DSA will be able to assist with a number of issues related to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Council on Tuesday, Sept. 21, unanimously supported introduction of the Township’s Redevelopment Plan that covers the publicly-owned properties in the downtown area. Public hearings will be scheduled by the Planning Board in October, and final adoption is ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- TAPintoScotch Plains-Fanwood editor John Mooney will host the first of two Scotch Plains Council candidates’ debates on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Democratic nominee Matthew Adams and Republican candidate Deanna Dell-Bene this November will face off in a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Council took time to honor two young residents who went above and beyond the norm to help others.  Nineteen-year-old Anton Zambell was in the right place at the right time to rescue a man whose kayak had overturned in waters off Manasquan. While on a family ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Borough Council and Mayor Colleen Mahr declared September 21, 2021, as "Claire Cassidy Day" in honor of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School student’s extraordinary effort in launching a local chapter of Letters for Rose, a worldwide network of volunteers seeking to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Bulk pick-up of storm debris is now underway in Scotch Plains. The township is prioritizing neighborhoods that were most heavily impacted by Tropical Storm Ida. The township is seeking federal disaster relief to cover the disposal expense.   Related: List of Flooded Roads ...

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Federal aid to supplement local recovery efforts in the areas affected by storm. UNION COUNTY, NJ -- President Joseph Biden and FEMA have designated Union County as a major disaster area following the destruction caused by Hurricane Ida from September 1 to 3, 2021. Earlier this week, when an ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — Union County was added Friday to a disaster declaration that enables the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide individual assistance* to people impacted by Tropical Storm Ida. Though across Union County Ida left five people dead and numerous others ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — Four New Jersey counties — Union, Essex, Hudson and Mercer — were added to the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster declaration Friday to provide individuals who were impacted by Hurricane Ida with assistance. This is in addition to the six counties that were ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — On September 6, President Biden approved Governor Murphy’s disaster declaration and approved federal funding to be used in Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, and Somerset counties. Noticeably, many counties that suffered from Tropical Storm Ida, including Union ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Architectural and engineering firm PS&S has filed a complaint against Scotch Plains officials for dismissing the company and its developer partner, Advance Realty, as the exclusive downtown redevelopers for the Township. According to the complaint filed by attorney Josh ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood has arranged a one-time curbside pick-up of storm-damaged debris. Items for pickup are to be placed curbside by Tuesday morning, Sept. 7. Collection will begin later in the week. Please limit your items to those with water damage due to Wednesday’s storm and ...

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NEW JERSEY -- President Biden has approved New Jersey's Emergency Declaration and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the conditions resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.    According to a White House press release, this action authorizes the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee will host a public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. The meeting will also be livestreamed on the Township's Facebook page and will be broadcast on Scotch Plains TV (FIOS Ch. 22 & ...

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