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 […]

Library to hold career advice seminar on Oct. 7

MOUNTAINSIDE — The Scotch Plains and Mountainside Public Libraries’ Career Networking Group presents “Are you working for free? Don’t be taken advantage of: become a smart job seeker and learn your rights” on Monday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mountainside Public Library. The plot of the The Internship, a recent comedy film […]

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 […]

Women from the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, the JCC and surrounding communities participate in triathlon

SCOTCH PLAINS — On Sept. 8, over 110 women from the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, the JCC and surrounding communities participated in the Iron Girl Triathlon at Sandy Hook. The group, dubbed “Triwomen SPFW” have been meeting and training for the event since January. Triwomen SPFW was organized by Amy Carow of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, […]

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 […]