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, […]

International concert and dinner to be held at Willow Grove Church in Scotch Plains on March 21 will benefit local food banks and disaster victims

SCOTCH PLAINS — At the 9th Annual International Dinner and Concert at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains,  people can enjoy international cuisine and listen to vocal and instrumental music from China while providing food and help for neighbors in need. This annual event will be held on Saturday, March 21, from 5 p.m. to […]

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 […]

Cop charged with taking funds from Athletic League

SCOTCH PLAINS — A Scotch Plains police officer has been charged with taking approximately $18,000 from the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Police Athletic League for his own personal use, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced last week. Officer James Denman, 50, was charged Dec. 4 with a single count of third-degree misapplication of trust funds. […]

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 […]

Arrest made in shooting of off-duty South Plainfield police officer in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH — A Newark man has been arrested and charged with shooting an off-duty police officer during a suspected attempted robbery outside an Elizabeth nightclub earlier this month, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced Friday. Taquan Ward, 21, was arrested without incident Friday morning in Newark and charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, second-degree possession of a […]

Union Catholic freshman awarded the Eldon M. Hammeke Scholarship

SCOTCH PLAINS –Union Catholic recently announced that Katrina Springer of Roselle Park has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Eldon M. Hammeke Scholarship. The scholarship was established in memory of Hammeke by his wife Grace, and is supported by the Knights of Columbus Summit Council #783, of which Mr. Hammeke was an active member. The award is […]