Instructor for 1,600 cops stepping down

Instructor for 1,600 cops stepping down

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Working for the John H. Stamler Police Academy has always been more than a job for Detective Ed Hanewald, and after 19 years, he will now be hanging up his drill sergeant hat. Hanewald, better known as “senior drill” to his recruits, has been the lead training instructor for almost two […]

Scotch Plains native Pat DiNizio is fondly remembered

Scotch Plains native Pat DiNizio is fondly remembered

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Smithereens fan Jeff Christian was a frequent patron of Crossroads in Garwood, at least when Pat DiNizio was there playing his solo acoustic shows. “These concerts were more intimate, in a bar setting,” Christian said in a Dec. 15 phone interview. “He would cover his favorites of The Beatles, The Smithereens, all in […]

Four years after Galloping Hill rebuild, Ash Brook golf course gets its turn

Four years after Galloping Hill rebuild, Ash Brook golf course gets its turn

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  — Ash Brook Golf Course in Scotch Plains will be undergoing a massive rebuild, with an Oct. 10 groundbreaking marking the latest phase of the $8.9 million project slated for completion in September 2018. The old clubhouse will be replaced by a new 21,000-square-foot building off Raritan Road that will include a full-service […]

Local fourth-grader steps into spotlight at U.S. Open

Local fourth-grader steps into spotlight at U.S. Open

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The distance between Scotch Plains and Flushing Meadows is a lot shorter than the leap from the fourth grade to a crowd of 24,000 at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Nine-year-old Dan Kaznowski is ready to make both. After being selected from more than 200 YouTube auditioners, Dan is preparing to sing […]

CITIZENS OF NEW JERSEY A CALL TO ACTION BY MONDAY A.M.

 WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

Scotch Plains salary questioned by council

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Aug. 30 meeting of the Scotch Plains Town Council was business as usual — until Councilman Llewellyn Jones dropped a bombshell. According to the lone Republican on the council, during a mid-year budget review he came across a salary increase awarded to Al Mirabella, the town manager, by Scotch Plains Mayor […]

Police Chief Ted Conley is appointed in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — On Tuesday, July 26, Township Manager Al Mirabella announced the appointment of Police Capt. Theodore “Ted” Conley as the new chief of the Scotch Plains Police Department at that night’s township council meeting. Conley was appointed officer in charge of the department and has served since the retirement of former Chief Brian Mahoney. […]

Health Bees held in Elizabeth, Scotch Plains

UNION COUNTY, NJ — UnitedHealthcare hosted the final two Health Bee competitions of the 2016 spring season in Elizabeth and Scotch Plains. During spring 2016, UnitedHealthcare hosted a total of four Health Bee competitions in partnership with YMCAs throughout New Jersey. On May 10, UnitedHealthcare hosted the competition in Elizabeth at Donald Stewart School No. […]

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