Murder suspect remains in custody as police search for body of Cranford victim

UNION – Suspect Matthew Ballister III remained in the county jail this morning on $2 million bail but has refused to tell police where he dumped the slain body of his Cranford girlfriend, April Wyckoff. According to police sources, more than 100 law enforcement officers along with the Hudson County K-9 Unit, U.S. Park Police […]

Bumiller honored as Youth Volunteer of the Year

SCOTCH PLAINS — The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA has announced Kathryn “Kacie” Bumiller was honored as Youth Volunteer of the Year at the 2013 New Jersey YMCA State Alliance Dinner for Volunteer Recognition on Thursday, Oct. 3 at Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg for her volunteer dedication at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA located in Scotch Plains. […]

YMCA plans Open House for Oct. 20

SCOTCH PLAINS — Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA located at 1340 Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains invites the community to join them on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. for a family fun-filled afternoon. All ages are welcome to attend this free event. As part of the Open House, visitors will be able to see the […]

Public invited to view movie at Fanwood Presbyterian Church

FANWOOD — Join with the congregation as they view the documentary “I Am” on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. which will be shown on the big screen in the sanctuary of the Fanwood Presbyterian Church, located at 74 South Martine Ave. This powerful film combines beautiful footage., animation and in-depth interviews with prominent philosophers, […]

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA rallying the community in the name of art

SCOTCH PLAINS – “Arts Week is about celebrating the influence of art and culture on youth and adults alike,” said Sheri Cognetti, Senior Program Director of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA. “It’s an opportunity to showcase artists’ work and to bring everyone together to experience and understand the pleasure and impact of the arts.” The community […]

Springfield woman’s son charged with siphoning $170,000 from her IRA fund

UNION COUNTY — A Wisconsin man has been charged with siphoning more than $170,000 out of his widowed mother’s individual retirement account fund over the course of approximately seven years, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Tuesday. Robert Blabolil, 54, formerly of Fanwood, is charged with second-degree theft. He was arrested late last […]

YMCA announces SPLASH week

FANWOOD-SCOTCH PLAINS — The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA announces SPLASH week, running from April 1 through 4, at their facility located at 1340 Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains. Y SPLASH is a free program that promotes water safety in the community through basic swim instruction and review of water safety skills. By placing an emphasis on water […]

YMCA and PTA Council ‘unite’ to raise money for cancer programs

FANWOOD-SCOTCH PLAINS — The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council are joining to host a second “5K Run” and “Family 1 Miler” on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event will start and end at the Y, located at 1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains. The goal of the event is to celebrate and […]

YMCA plans events to keep you healthy this spring

FANWOOD-SCOTCH PLAINS — The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA located at 1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains, is ready to help the community stay fit and active this spring by offering healthy programs and special events for members. The following are just some of the upcoming programs and events offered: Overlook Hospital Health Screenings are offered from 9 to […]