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. […]

Newmark School showcases student artwork

Newmark School showcases student artwork

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — On May 20, Newmark School in Scotch Plains hosted their annual art show. Artwork created by students lined the hallway and classroom walls. Families and friends of students admired the talent of the young artists. The annual art show is especially significant because Newmark School is a private school for students with […]

Sharing the Quilts show held

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Harvest Quilters held their 33rd annual Sharing the Quilts Show on Saturday, April 2 at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains. Quilts were displayed throughout five rooms and organized by category. Upon entering the show, voting ballots were distributed to guests so they could choose their favorite for each category, […]

Scotch Plains church to host refugees

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A church in Scotch Plains is planning to host one or two families of Syrian refugees this year, in an attempt to help them find a new home in Union County and escape the devastating conflict that’s torn apart their home country. The gesture continues a decades-long tradition at Willow Grove Presbyterian […]

Union County board of education results

* – Indicates election winners All information according to the Union County clerk’s office   BERKELEY HEIGHTS, VOTE FOR TWO Robert Cianciulli – 867 (27.51%) *Christine Reilly – 1,376 (43.65%) *Doug Reinstein – 899 (28.52%) Write-in – 54 (.18%)   CLARK, VOTE FOR THREE *Scott Bohm – 991 (25.12%) *Robert Smorol, Jr. – 983 (24.92%) […]

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 […]