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Scotch Plains – Fanwood THE TIMES

OUR 40th YEAR – ISSUE NO. 0299 Published Every Thursday USPS 485200

Periodical – Postage Paid at Scotch Plains, N. J. Thursday, January 14, 1999

of of of of of

— Serving Scotch Plains and Fanwood Since 1959 —



Business ........ Page 16 County .......... Page 2 Editorial ........ Page 4

Mountainside Page 3 Obituary ........ Page 8 Religious ....... Page 9

Social ............ Page 6 Sports ............ Page 11


PREPARING FOR DREDGING… Echo Lake in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside is one of 11 lakes in Union County which will be sampled for contaminants and sediment by F. X. Browne, a consulting firm in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. The lake samples will be examined by a laboratory and categorized according to their contamination levels. County officials will receive a report to determine if the lake may be dredged. An estimated five to six feet could be added to the lake depth after dredging. County Anticipates Dredging of 11 Lakes;

Searching For Contaminants in Echo Lake By MICHELLE H. LePOIDEVIN

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In June 1998, when the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced the initial cost of $606,000 to fund the restoration of 11 lakes in Union County, Upper Echo Lake, which is located nearest to Mountain Avenue and Route No. 22 in Mountainside, was the first project on tap.

F. X. Browne, Inc. in Lansdale, Pennsylvania was the consulting firm which was selected by the county to design a plan to restore Echo Lake.

The firm was also chosen to refine Briant Pond in Summit; Cedar Brook Lake in Plainfield and South Plainfield; Green Brook Lagoon in Plainfield; Milton Lake in Rahway; Nomahegan Lake in Cranford; Rahway River Lake and Lagoon in Rahway; Meisel Pond in Springfield; Warinanco Park in Roselle, and Seeley’s Pond in Berkeley Heights and Scotch Plains.

According to Dr. Frank Browne, President of F. X. Browne, Inc., the 11 lakes must be carefully analyzed for their chemical, biological and

ecological condition and composition. He revealed that 44,000 cubic yards of sediment would be dredged from the upper portion of Echo Lake. Before this occurred, however, approximately three feet of sediment would be removed from the bottom of the lake to be tested for possible contaminants.

Dr. Browne noted that this would increase the lake’s depth and allow for five to six feet of water to be added to the lake. He observed that the lake is currently two to three feet deep and would otherwise be considered to be a swamp.

He estimated the final cost of the Echo Lake project would tally $1.4 million.

Dr. Browne outlined the procedure which his consulting firm must follow in order to successfully analyze the needs of the lake. The first process will include meeting with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

During six months to one year, representatives from F. X. Browne would then organize and collect a

sampling of sediment, commonly known as soil particles, which may contain pollutants.

These samplings would be deliv ered to a laboratory for analysis and

separated into categories which would then determine the feasibility and

Raritan Valley Coalition Commission Looks To Continue Efforts of Improving NYC Commute


A year has passed since NJ Transit Commissioner John J. Haley, Jr. named 1998 “The Year of the Raritan Valley Line,” a declaration he made in response to commuter complaints detailed in an extensive report by the Westfield Raritan Valley Line Commuter Commission (RVLCC).

In Union County, the Raritan Val ley Line includes the towns of

Plainfield, Fanwood, Westfield, Cranford, and Roselle Park.

While some improvements were made on the line during 1998, it is now 1999 and many of the most egregious problems persist, among them: difficult transfers and missed connections at Newark Penn Station

for New York commuters, inaccurate and nonexistent announcements, poorly placed information monitors, and a long wait between trains during the peak evening rush for commuters leaving the city, according to an RVLCC spokesman.

Recognizing that a direct, oneseat ride to Manhattan is probably a generation away, Raritan Valley Rail commuters and the RVLCC say that in addition to improved communications and better train scheduling, the most immediate way NJ Transit can help Raritan Valley Line riders is by providing sameplatform eastbound transfers at Newark.

The RVLCC has determined that achieving sameplatform transfers will be the group’s number one priority for 1999.

“If we can’t have a oneseat ride any time soon, NJ Transit should at least provide a oneplatform ride,” said Michael Einbinder, a founding member of Westfield RVLCC.

“Navigating the crowded stairwells at Newark is a nightmare, especially since the announcements and moni tors are so bad we never really know

where to find the New York train. Track 1, 2 or A? Every morning is a guessing game,” he said.

Mr. Einbinder noted that when he began commuting a decade ago, sameplatform transfers were the rule and not the exception.

“They provided the service before. They should be able to do it again now,” he said.

Westfield Mayor Thomas C. Jardim, founder of the Raritan Valley Line Commuter Commission, responded that, “Good communications and efficient transfers are immediate needs and achievable shortterm goals. But the ultimate goal remains Raritan Direct, a oneseat ride to New York.”

Mayor Jardim noted that two groups are currently working toward this goal – RVLCC, as well as the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC), begun by Congressman Bob Franks, who represents the Seventh District including Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Mountainside.

Sun Tavern Owner Asks Council to Lift

Penalty on License YEAR END WRAP UP… Mayor Maryanne S. Connelly, center, and members of the Fanwood Borough Council met at the end of last month to wrap up borough business for 1998. Surrounding the Mayor, pictured left to right, are: Councilman Stuart S. Kline, Councilwoman Karen M. Schurtz, former Council President Bruce H. Walsh, new Council President William E. Populus, Jr., Councilman Louis C. Jung and Councilman Joel Whitaker.


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The Borough Council was expected to vote last night on a resolution to provide the owner of the soontobeopened Sun Tavern in Fanwood with relief from a penalty imposed more than five years ago against the previous establishment at the site.

Kenneth Duda, who purchased the property at South Avenue and Terrill Road for his fifth Sun Tavern last spring, and his attorney Joseph Castelluci asked during last Thursday’s council agenda session that a 30day suspension on serving alcohol at the restaurant be repealed.

Fanwood’s governing body, which acts as the local Alcoholic Beverage Control board, imposed the penalty in 1993 against G. F. Restaurants, which operated the Goal Post, after finding the company guilty of violating the provisions of its liquor license. The establishment closed around the same time the hearing was held.

Borough Attorney Dennis Estis told The Times the penalty was levied primarily because G. F. Restaurants was found to be operating the establishment’s restaurant and bar area under a separate name from that listed on its liquor license.

The suspension remained in place when the license was transferred to Mr. Duda, and prohibited him from serving alcohol during the first 30 days after the opening of his business. He told officials last week he hopes to have his newest establishment open in time for Valentine’s Day.

During the agenda meeting, Mr. Castelluci said he feared having the restaurant open with the suspension still in place would have a negative impact upon its future success. “I’ve seen many restaurants fail because they did not get off on their best foot from day one,” he remarked.

The attorney argued that the penalty would keep Sun Tavern patrons from gaining a “full appreciation” of the new establishment during its first few weeks of operation. Mr. Estis told The Times he planned to recommend to Mayor Maryanne S. Connelly and the council that a resolution be adopted that would retain the suspension but make it effective from December 15, 1998 through January 15, 1999 – thereby expiring before Mr. Duda’s planned opening.

Officials indicated last week that they would be supportive of a measure to assist Mr. Duda since he is a new business owner there and is not connected to the violations which resulted in the penalty.

Since acquiring the Fanwood property, Mr. Duda has completely renovated the 10,000squarefoot former Goal Post building, which had been unoccupied since the previous establishment closed its doors approximately five years ago.

Sun Tavern, specializing in Italian cuisine, will feature a restaurant with mostly boothstyle seating and a bar area. In July, Mr. Duda was awarded a parking variance for the business from the Fanwood Planning Board.

Under other agenda meeting business, members of the governing body reviewed procedures for nominating the Council President and appointment of the Borough Attorney.

Councilman William E. Populus, Jr. was named as Council President New Year’s Day during the governing body’s annual reorganization meeting. He was nominated for the position by Councilwoman Karen M. Schurtz, a fellow Democrat.

Mr. Populus’ nomination resulted in a split vote among Democrats and Republicans on the council, with Mayor Connelly, a Democrat, breaking the tie in favor of his


Mayor Samuel to Appoint Committee To Study Direct Election Proposal By FRED ROSSI

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Scotch Plains Mayor Geri M. Samuel promised to appoint a committee by the middle of this year to determine the best way to approach the question of allowing residents to directly elect the Mayor.

Currently, the Mayor is chosen from among members of the Township Council for a oneyear term.

Direct election would give mayors the ability to sit for four years and set a longerterm agenda, Mayor Samuel said. Township Attorney Andrew M. Baron will look into the procedures for accomplishing the necessary changes in the township’s charter.

Republican Councilman Martin Marks, noting that the proposal was a major Democratic campaign promise in last year’s election, urged the Mayor and the council to expedite matters by appointing the study committee even sooner than midyear.

The council unanimously approved a resolution urging the Federal Aviation Administration to implement a sixmonth test period for routing aircraft from Newark, Kennedy and

LaGuardia Airports away from interior sections of New Jersey, such as Scotch Plains, and directing them over the ocean instead.

Councilman Tarquin Bromley, calling the airplane noise level in the township “extreme and unacceptable,” said an earlier, similar test had never been fully implemented.

Under another matter, Councilman Marks asked the public to provide the governing body with ideas for improving the intersection of Rahway Road and Raritan Road.

Calling it “a failing intersection” that needs attention, he said the council will take up the matter at its Tuesday, February 9, meeting, and urged citizens to offer their “feelings and advice on the problem” at that time.

Mayor Samuel addressed the number of township vehicles allocated to officials for personal use — an issue the Democrats had raised in last year’s election campaign.

Putting the number of such vehicles at five — significantly lower than some estimates voiced last fall — the Mayor nonetheless said there

were still “too many,” and vowed to address the matter when budget negotiations start next month.

A lively discussion ensued when several downtown business owners sparred with Democratic council members over the government’s commitment to further downtown development.

Former Mayor Gabriel Spera, encouraging a more diverse choice of retail shops, noted that downtown Scotch Plains presently lacks a men’s clothing store.

Councilman Bromley wondered whether it was the function of the township government to dictate the types of businesses that should be located in the downtown shopping area.

This led to a defense of the efforts of the Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association by Ray Pardon, the organization’s President, who said the real issue was making sure there were as few vacancies as possible, not whether there were too many businesses of one kind and not enough of another.

The council approved a resolution supporting legislation put forth by

State Senate President Donald T. DiFrancesco to give municipalities in New Jersey more money from the state each year to keep pace with inflation and stabilize property taxes.

Councilman Marks, noting that the level of state aid to local communities has remained constant over the years, said the council would like to see the legislation enacted into law.

The council voted to petition the State Department of Transportation for a oneyear extension to award a contract for improvements to the Hetfield Avenue Bridge.

A resolution authorizing payment of $24,902.49 to Mt. Hope Rock Products Inc., in settlement of a 1995 dispute between the township and the roadway excavator, was also approved.

The Farmers’ Market will be returning this summer for its sixth year, officials confirmed. The council approved a special use permit allowing the market to operate in the Municipal Parking Lot starting in June, depending on the weather and

William A. Burke for The Times SOON TO OPEN… The owner of the former Goal Post building in Fanwood, soon to reopen as a Sun Tavern restaurant, has appealed to borough officials to rescind a penalty which was imposed years ago on the previous liquor license holder.

William A. Burke for The Westfield Leader and The Times A BETTER COMMUTE... The Westfield Raritan Valley Commuter Line Commission will continue its efforts this year to improve the commute from the Westfield Train Station to New York via Newark.


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County to Test Echo Lake For Possible Dredging

direction of the dredging project. If there is a low content of contaminants in the sediment, the sediment may be disposed of on park or residential land. If it is high, the sediment must be taken to a nonresidential area for dispatch. If there is a high contamination level, the sediment must be transferred to a landfill of waste facility, thus making the project unfeasible.

Dr. Browne stressed that once it has been determined where the sediment will be transported, his firm will be able to continue with the next phase of the project – deciding which dredging method is suitable for Echo Lake.

Three standard techniques would entail the use of a large clamp to uproot the sediment; a liposuction or vacuum method to absorb the debris, or a complete bulldozing of the lake.

F. X. Browne would compose a de tailed report about its discoveries

and a dredging design for approval by the county. Dr. Browne stated that he hopes to present this report as early as March.

Certain permits may be required, according to Dr. Browne. He listed “stream encroachment,” “wetlands crossing,” and “lake drawn down” permits as possible permits that would be essential before beginning the project.

Chief of the Bureau of Park Operations, Daniel J. Bernier, stated that he anticipates the completion of the Echo Lake project to occur “within the next couple of years.” He added that the next lake to be dredged has yet to be determined and has not been prioritized.

The restoration of the 11 lakes was included in the annual capital bond ordinance which appropriated $38.93 million for projects.


selection. Currently in his second full term, Mr. Populus succeeds Bruce H. Walsh as Council President. Mr. Walsh, also a Democrat, retired from the council at the end of last year.

Councilman Joel Whitaker, noting that fellow Republican Councilman Stuart S. Kline had raised his hand simultaneously with Mrs. Schurtz to nominate a candidate for Council President, said it was “regrettable” that the other governing body members had not had an opportunity to hear Mr. Kline’s choice.

He proposed that, in the future, any member of the governing body who wished to make a nomination for the Council President’s position should be allowed to do so, after which officials could make their selection. He also suggested this policy be incorporated into the bylaws of the governing body.

Councilman Whitaker, who commended Mr. Populus’ professional and interpersonal skills as a public official at last week’s meeting, described his recommendation as a “procedural” matter, saying he was not seeking to undo the Council President’s election on January 1.

A subsequent discussion ensued over the reappointment of Mr. Estis as Borough Attorney, which also occurred New Year’s Day. Mr. Whitaker cited his dissatisfaction with an aspect of the attorney’s role as the reason he did not vote in favor of Mr. Estis’ reappointment during the reorganization meeting.

Mr. Estis was reappointed to the post he has held for more than a decade following another split vote along party lines, which was broken by Mayor Connelly.

Owner of Sun Tavern Seeks Relief from License Penalty

SOLEMN OATH… Mayor Maryanne S. Connelly, back to camera, administers the oath of office New Year’s Day to members of the Fanwood Volunteer Rescue Squad during the reorganization meeting of the borough’s governing body. The squad celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1998.


· A resident of William Street reported that an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry was stolen after someone gained access to their house by smashing a side door window. Neighbors reported seeing a brown vehicle in front of the residence in the late morning.


· Police responded to a house alarm on Deer Path and found a front window pane smashed. Entry was not gained. A canvass of the neighborhood failed to produce additional information, authorities said.


· A resident of Graceland Place reported finding an arrow stuck in the rear door of the house. The arrow had entered the door at an angle, which indicated that it had been shot from a wooded area to the rear of the property, police said.

A Front Street resident reported being punched in the face by an acquaintance who was denied entry to the house, according to police. The injury caused a nosebleed.


· A student from Scotch PlainsFanwood High School reported that her vehicle was scratched in the school parking lot on or about January 5.

A business in the 2400 block of Plainfield Avenue sustained damage when a rock was thrown through a window.


· A burglary to a residence on Spruce Mill Lane was reported. The rear door appeared to be pushed in. A large amount of electronic equipment was reported stolen from the residence, according to police. The incident occurred sometime during

the weekend.

· Paul E. Marcel, 19, of Scotch Plains was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, consumption of alcohol underage, and interfering with transportation pursuant to an incident being investigated at a diner along Route No. 22, authorities said.


· Police reported that a motor vehicle was the target of criminal mischief in the parking lot of a Terrill Road establishment.


· Windows on two houses in the 100 block of South Glenwood Road, as well as a third home in the 10 block of Shasta Pass, were damaged by what appeared to be BB gun pellets, according to police.


· Authorities confirmed the theft of a street sign from the corner of Herbert and Helen Streets.


· The driver’s side window was broken on a vehicle in the 10 block of Midway Avenue.


· Phillip Florey, 30, of Warren was charged with driving while intoxicated and with refusal to take a breath test, according to police, after he was stopped for speeding on Terrill Road. Florey was released on his own recognizance pending a court date.

NEWLY INDUCTED… During a recent meeting of the FanwoodScotch Plains Rotary Club, President Carol Wood, left, welcomed new members, Dr. John E. Mullins, Jr. and Marcia Stein. Dr. Mullins maintains an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice in Scotch Plains. Marcia Stein is the President of HRD Consultants in Clark.

Explaining his concern over the attorney’s role, Mr. Whitaker questioned why Mr. Estis could not honor an individual council member’s request for a confidential conversation about borough business that would not be shared with the Mayor or other council members.

The Councilman admitted he had made such a request of Mr. Estis following the governing body’s December 28 special meeting, and that the attorney had declined to honor it.

The question he had intended to ask Mr. Estis at that time, Councilman Whitaker revealed last week, was whether or not the Mayor has a vote in the selection of the Council President.

Mr. Estis, saying he did not know at the time what Councilman Whitaker had intended to ask him, said the reason he declined the latter’s request was because, as Borough Attorney, he represents the entire governing body and not just one individual.

He also told Mr. Whitaker that any council member wishing to consult with him privately on borough business should first obtain the permission of the elected body.

Finally, it was announced that promotions have been approved for two members of the Fanwood Police Department. Patrolman Richard Trigo will be elevated to Sergeant, while Patrolman Francisco Marrero will be promoted to Corporal.

Mayor Connelly remarked that she was “very pleased” the two officers had received their promotions, adding that each has distinguished himself in both job performance and related activities such as the Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education (D. A. R. E.) program.

Hotel Association Names Parker Greenhouses As ‘Vendor of the Year’


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SCOTCH PLAINS Since it was founded 50 years ago, Parker Greenhouses, located at 1325 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains, has maintained standards of excellence which have been recognized from the White House all the way to the Far East.

The familyowned business, headed by Richard Parker and Steve Parker, President and Vice President, respectively, has been honored in its home state, as well.

Most recently, Parker Interior Plantscape, the interior and exterior landscaping end of the business, was officially designated as “Allied Member of the Year and Number One Vendor of the Year” by the Greater Atlantic City Hotel/ Motel Association.

The Association, which has been in existence for 55 years, represents all of the casino hotels, as well as most major Atlantic City properties. It purchases more than $1,800,000,000 per year from hundreds of vendors.

Parker Interior Plantscape will receive its award as top vendor during an upcoming black tie affair at the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino.

A 14acre establishment, Parker Greenhouses was founded by the owners’ parents in 1948. The business has done landscaping for many different fourand fivestar hotels and Atlantic City casinos.

The company, which has been awarded contracts totaling more than $30 million, has been hired for projects in Boston, Maryland, Washington D. C. and Japan, according to the owners.

Parker Greenhouses is currently working on the largest interiorscape and the first interior bamboo project in Hong Kong.

Through the years, the Parkers have been reaping the benefits of their strive towards perfection in their

John Pellum for The Times TOP VENDOR... Richard Parker, right, and Steve Parker are shown inside the greenhouse of their business, Parker Greenhouses of Scotch Plains. Parker Interior Plantscape, which is the interior and exterior landscaping arm of the business, was recently recognized as “Allied Member of the Year and Number One Vendor of the Year” by the Greater Atlantic City Hotel/ Motel Association.

work. The greenhouse has been the recipient of 40 different awards, including one presented by former First Lady Barbara Bush and another bestowed several years later by present First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Parker Greenhouses is the largest privatelyowned interior plantscape in the United States and probably the world, according to its owners.

The Parkers said they pride themselves on the quality of their material, their level of service, rapid response, creativity, personal interest in customers’ needs and efforts in helping to promote the industry. All of these factors, they believe, contributed to their selection for the Greater Atlantic City Hotel/ Motel Association award.

The Parkers have also made contributions to their industry by serving as frequent interiorscape speakers and by helping to write the American Landscape Contractors Association Guide to Interior Plantscaping.

Richard Parker called the guide “the Bible of the Interior Horticulture industry.”

Despite all their awards and success, Richard and Steve Parker say their number one concern is still and will always be the quality of plants which encourage people to shop.

“With all the awards and recognition we have received, you would think that people would know that we are open to the public, but a lot of people are unaware of that, unfortunately,” said Steve Parker.

Parker Greenhouses business office hours are 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. on weekdays. The Farm and Garden Center is open from 7 a. m. to 5 p. m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; from 7 a. m. to 7 p. m. on Thursdays, and from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. on Sundays. Customers may call (908) 3225555 for adjustments, seasonal hours or directions.

Women for Women Posts New Programs and Events

Women for Women (WFW) of Union County, headquartered at 511 North Avenue in Garwood, has announced its schedule of new programs and events.

· Children Helping Children, a group that helps youngsters express their feelings about the breakup of their parents’ marriage through artwork, storytelling and discussion, will begin on Monday, January 25.

The group will meet Monday or Tuesday at 4 or 5: 30 p. m., depending upon the age of the child. The fee for the sixweek session is $30 for WFW members and $35 for nonmembers. Please call WFW at (908) 2325787 for exact meeting information after Thursday, January 21.

· Single Parent Education will begin on January 25 from 7: 30 to 9 p. m. Topics will include divorce mediation, communication, coparenting, and children’s reaction to divorce, as well as the emotional aspects of being a single parent. The fee for six sessions is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

· Individual Parent Support is a oneonone counseling program conducted by Susan Koslowsky, WFW President. Dates and times are arranged with participants. The fee is $25 per session.

· Separation and Divorce, a group for separated or divorced women, will begin on January 25 from 7: 30 to 9 p. m. The fee for members is $20 for six sessions and $25 for nonmembers.

· Facing Tough Issues, a group for women making life adjustments after separation, divorce or death of a partner, will begin on January 25 from 7: 30 to 9 p. m. The fee for six sessions is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

· Healing Conflicts Through a Course in Miracles, which helps women find the root of their inner distress, will begin on Tuesday, January 26, from 8 to 9: 30 p. m. The fee is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers for six sessions.

· Building SelfEsteem will begin on January 26 from 7: 30 to 9 p. m.

The fee is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers for the sixweek session.

· Living Alone will begin on Thursday, January 28, from 7: 30 to 9 p. m. The fee for the sixweek program is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

· Ongoing Separation and Divorce, a discussion group for separated and divorced women, will begin on January 28, from 7: 30 to 9 p. m. The fee is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers for the sixweek session.

· Budgeting Tactics, a series for women who want to learn about daily management of money, is currently meeting every other Thursday from 6: 30 to 7: 30 p. m. Membership and a donation to WFW is appreciated.

· Meditation, which focuses on releasing stress, will begin on Wednesday, January 27, from 7: 30 to 9 p. m. The fee is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers for six weeks.

· Reading Group, a book discussion that meets every two weeks at a place, day and time of participants’ choosing, will begin on January 27 at 9: 30 a. m. and 7: 30 p. m.

For the first meeting, participants are asked to read “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albon. Membership and a donation to the WFW is appreciated.

· Leadership Training, a short program which trains women who have demonstrated leadership qualities in a support group, will meet on Monday evenings. Please call WFW for more information.

· Stress Management, a daylong program, will meet on Saturday, February 27, from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. The fee will be $40. Participants are asked to bring a lunch.

· Support for Single Fathers, a new program beginning in April, is being offered by Women for Women and The Place, a support agency for men. Please call WFW for more information.

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(973) 4674688 the progress of the spring crop.

Speaking on behalf of the Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association, which sponsors the market, Mr. Pardon called it “one of the more popular events in town.”

Republican Councilman William J. McClintock Jr. said the Cultural Arts Committee will hold an art auction at Scotch Hills Country Club on Friday, February 19, to finance some of the concerts it’s planning this year.

Township Administrator Thomas E. Atkins said that flexible crosswalk road signs, of the type seen in downtown Westfield, have been ordered for placement in the streets in and around the Post Office and the Mu

Mayor to Appoint Committee To Study Election Proposal

nicipal Building, among other places. The council also approved resolutions recognizing Dan Sullivan and Harold Hill for their years of service on the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad.

Benjamin Lee was recognized by the council for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

In addition, Faglioli Restaurant received a special use permit allowing it to place five tables outside its doors for patrons.

Union Catholic High School’s application to hold a Chinese Auction at the school on Friday, March 12, was also approved.

The council’s next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 26.


Two Area Residents Inducted As FSP Rotary Club Members

SCOTCH PLAINS – During a recent meeting of the FanwoodScotch Plains Rotary Club, President Carol Wood welcomed new members, Dr. John E. Mullins, Jr. and Marcia Stein.

Dr. Mullins is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He also attended Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn, receiving certification from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

He holds hospital appointments at the New York University Hospital College of Dentistry. His practice, which is limited to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is located in Scotch

Plains. He is married and has two children.

Mrs. Stein is President of HRD Consultants in Clark. She holds a Master’s Degree in Behavior Science from Hunter College and doctoral credits in counseling from Columbia University.

She is the editor of the newsletter,

Trends in Human Resources. She is listed in “Key Women in Executive Search” and “Who’s Who of American Women.”

Mrs. Stein is married to Seymour Stein who is active in the Scotch Plains Business Professional Association. She has five children and she has lived in Scotch Plains since 1983.


ATTENTION : Public School Closing

All schools and school offices within the Scotch Plains-Fanwood District will

be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday. Schools will reopen on

Tuesday, January 19.
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