Gandarez named store manager in Fanwood’s TD Bank location

FANWOOD – TD Bank has promoted Rute M. Gandarez to Assistant Vice President, Store Manager of the Fanwood location at 580 N Avenue in Fanwood. She is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the day-to-day operations at the store serving customers throughout the area. Gandarez has 12 years […]

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA helps prepare Seventh-Graders for healthy lifestyle with Health Bee

SCOTCH PLAINS — The Fanwood-Scotch Plains UnitedHealthcare Health Bee took place this past Tuesday at the Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA. In the first picture from Tuesday’s event, Seventh grade students from Kumpf Middle School cheer after correctly answering a question in the second annual Health Bee at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA. The Kumpf Middle School […]

Fanwood Choir Festival issues call-out for singers

FANWOOD — A call is out for singers for the annual Fanwood Choir Festival to be held on Sunday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Fanwood Presbyterian Church. Singers from the area are invited to join this joyful singing event. New this year will be an opportunity for children to sing with the choir. Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, […]

Miss New Jersey begins speaking tour in Scotch Plains/Fanwood High School

Scotch Plains — Cierra Kaler-Jones, Miss New Jersey of the Miss America Pageant System, has started her tour of New Jersey schools in Scotch Plains. Recently she spoke to Ms. Call’s 9th and 12th grade health classes at Scotch Plains/Fanwood High School. “I love speaking to the students and engaging in conversations with them,” she said. “They […]

Alleged serial bank robber arrested after morning robbery in Colonia

NEWARK — A man allegedly responsible for a three-county New Jersey bank robbery spree faces a federal charge today following his arrest yesterday, after the rush hour robbery of a Rahway Savings Institute in Colonia, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Jason Novello, 35, of Elizabeth, is charged by complaint with one count of bank robbery […]

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA to welcome Sen. Booker for Martin Luther King Day of Service

SCOTCH PLAINS — Sen. Cory Booker will join teen volunteers at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA in preparing a meal for the Plainfield Area YMCA Emergency Housing Department on Monday, Jan. 20 at 3:30 p.m. The activity is part of Fanwood-Scotch Plains’ MLK Day of Service where the community comes together to give back. The YMCA is […]

Fanwood man taken into custody after allegedly firing weapon at police during standoff

FANWOOD — A Fanwood man who allegedly fired shots at police during a nearly eight-hour overnight standoff was arrested Saturday, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park. John Antonucci, 49, is expected to face multiple weapons charges and other offenses when he is formally charged. Fanwood police were called to a residential property on Locust Avenue […]

Remains of Cranford homicide victim found in Newark

UNION – A woman’s dismembered body found in Newark Sunday, Oct 27, was officially identified by police authorities as the slain body of homicide victim April Wyckoff, 43, from Cranford. “Human remains recovered in Newark on Sunday have been identified as belonging to the Cranford woman who was the victim of a homicide in Union Township […]