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June 24, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Meet "Fanwood's Strongest."

The Fanwood Fire Department won the Tug of War Championship and was named "Best Appearing Fire Company" at the South Plainfield Wetdown on Saturday, June 24.

The event celebrated the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department's 110th anniversary and its new Engine 7.

The Fanwood Volunteer Fire ...

Scotch Plains Police Will Enforce Parking Rules More Diligently, Beginning July 6

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ _- Beginning on July 6, Scotch Plains Police will strictly enforce all parking ordinances in the downtown business area, Scotch Plains Township Manager Al Mirabella announced at the Township Council meeting on Tuesday, June 20.

Police will more diligently enforce the following parking ordinances:

One- and two-hour parking (Township Ordinance 7-3.6)
Overnight parking ...

Fire Academy Graduate from Scotch Plains Wins Two Awards

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County Freeholders Alexander Mirabella and Vernell Wright congratulate Brian Bischoff of the Scotch Plains Fire Department on graduating from the Union County Fire Training Academy as part of the Fall 2016 Class. They were joined by Scotch Plains Fire Chief Jonathan Ellis. 

Bischoff earned the Battalion Chief Ken Nocera Memorial Award for Outstanding ...

Scotch Plains Welcomes Newest Firefighters

CRANFORD, NJ -- At the Union County Fire Academy graduation on June 19,  Scotch Planis Township Manager Al Mirabella, Fire Chief Ellis, Deputy Chief Lestarchick and Captain Hercel welcomed four new firefighters to the department. 

Pictured left to right are: Deputy Chief Lestarchick, Township Manager Mirabella, Salem Feurier, Chief Ellis, Brian Bischoff, Michael ...

Fanwood Police Department Meetup Spot for Safe Internet Transactions

FANWOOD, NJ -- In an effort to protect buyers and sellers and ensure that all exchanges are done in a safe manner, Chief Richard Trigo has established the Fanwood Police Department building as a meetup spot for Internet Purchases and Exchanges. 

The green sign above is located to the left of the front door of the Fanwood Police Department headquarters.

"At this location ...

Baldini, Buckridee Receive Overlook Medical Center's Excellence in EMS Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Susan Baldani of the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad and Karolyn Buckridee of the Fanwood Rescue Squad have been selected among the 14 first responders to receive the Overlook Medical Center Excellence in EMS Award.

As the nation marked National EMS Week, Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, celebrated the important role of EMS first responders in the ...

Car-Tree Collision Stops Westbound Traffic on Route 22 in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A driver was injured on Route 22 in Scotch Plains when a tree fell and stuck a westbound moving vehicle this afternoon. The injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, according to Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley. 

The westbound side of the busy highway came to a standstill as crews cleared away the fallen tree. Eastbound traffic experienced rubbernecking ...

Fanwood and Scotch Plains Police Promote ‘Parents Who Host, Lose the Most’ Campaign

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Parents Who Host Lose the Most is a program which the Scotch Plains–Fanwood Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) is utilizing to bring awareness to teens and parents about the consequences of hosting teen drinking parties.

The campaign is designed to educate parents regarding the risks -- legal and otherwise -- of serving alcohol at teen parties.

A few ...

Scotch Plains and Fanwood Police Participate in Torch Run for Special Olympics

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- More than 3,000 law enforcement officers from 340 New Jersey police departments participated in the annual Torch Run on 26 routes to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. 

The Scotch Plains Police Department, Mayor Al Smith and Councilman Ted Spera were among those who participated in the run on Friday, June 9. Several members of ...

Two Dead After Car Goes into Rahway River Off GSP Near Clark

CLARK, NJ — Two people are dead after one-car crash on the Garden State Parkway Friday morning around 10:45 a.m. The names of the victims have not been released.

“The vehicle went off the road on the right-hand side and was submerged in water. The right two lanes of the parkway are closed for investigation and will be for some time,” Lieutenant Schafer of the ...

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