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Scenes from the Scotch Plains Fire Dept.'s 150th Anniversary Fundraiser

July 18, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Fire Department hosted its 150th Anniversary fundraiser at Stage House Tavern (Mountainside) on Tuesday, July 17.

"We are planning a celebration for next June 15, 2019, and the money raised tonight will help cover the costs," said Fire Chief John Lestarchick at the event. 

The Scotch Plains Fire Department is a ...

Street Closings and Parking Restrictions in Fanwood for FanJam Festival

FANWOOD, NJ -- Second Street from Marian Ave. to LaGrande Ave. and Marian from Second St. to Helen St. from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with Fanwood's Summer FanJam music and food truck festival in LaGrande Park. 

Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo announced the street closures earlier this week, and parking restrictions are clearly posted alongside nearby ...

Car Crashes into Home on Westfield/Scotch Plains Border

WESTFIELD, NJ — No one was injured Tuesday evening when a car crashed into a two-family house on the corner of West Broad Street and Lamberts Mill Road.

The crash occurred around 6:30 p.m., after rain had slicked the streets.

“I heard this big bang and the whole house shook,” said Caroline De Freitas, who lives on the second floor. “I thought, is this a bolt of ...

UPDATE: Scotch Plains Woman Injured in Plainfield Shooting Has Died

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The female victim of a double shooting that took place in Plainfield the weekend of June 23-24 has died due to her injuries, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Monday.

The victim has been identified as Shavonne Young, 25, of Scotch Plains. The shooting, which took place around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 24, at the corner ...

UPDATE: Scotch Plains Woman Shot in Plainfield on June 24 Has Died

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The female victim of a double shooting that took place in Plainfield the weekend of June 23-24 has died due to her injuries, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Monday.

The victim has been identified as Shavonne Young, 25, of Scotch Plains. The shooting, which took place around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 24, at the corner ...

Scotch Plains Woman Critically Injured in Deadly Plainfield Shooting

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- A shooting that left a Plainfield man dead and a Scotch Plains woman seriously injured in Plainfield late Saturday is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Sunday.

The deceased victim has been identified as Michael Welsh, 34, of Plainfield.

Plainfield Police Division patrol units responding to a ShotSpotter gunshot ...

Scotch Plains Welcomes New Firefighters

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains welcomed three new firefighters this week: Emily Kilgore, Luis Cornejo, and Samantha Grzywacz. 

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VIDEO: Westfield Police Show Love for Fallen Detective’s Son at Middle School Graduation

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — When his dad, a Westfield police detective who died last month, couldn’t be at young Eric Lieberman’s eighth grade graduation from Roselle Park Middle School, 16 members of the Westfield Police Department instead walked across the stage to give him a hug Tuesday night.

“What a beautiful tribute to both my son and his father,” said his ...

Fanwood Welcomes New Firefighters

FANWOOD, NJ -- Matthew Ridge, Vincenzo Bianco, and Michael Colineri completed 5 months of training at Union County Fire Academy to complete their training to become members of Fanwood's fire department. 

The graduation ceremony for the firefighters took place on Monday, June 18, at Union County College (Cranford campus).  New recruits face five challenging ...

Scotch Plains Fire Department 150th Anniversary Fundraiser Will Be July 17

SCOTCH PLAINS,  NJ -- The Scotch Plains Fire Department will host its 150th anniversary fundraiser on Tuesday, July 17, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m at the new Stage House Tavern, (1099 U.S. Route 22 East, Mountainside).

Prices are  $35 per person. $65 per couple. The ticket includes buffet dinner and one free drink.

The Scotch Plains Fire Department is ...

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