Friday, March 22, 2013
Fanwood and Scotch Plains police, fire and volunteer responders were honored at the Knights of Columbus on March 21.
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Friday, March 22
The following information was provided by the Borough of Fanwood. Fanwood and Scotch Plains firemen who tried to save the lives of a mother and son who died in a December, 2012, house fire were among the public safety responders honored by the Knights of Columbus at their annual Shield Award presentation on Thursday March 21, 2013. The Father John Nelligan Council of the Knights honor police, fire and EMS personnel every year, allowing those departments in Fanwood and Scotch Plains to single out individual achievements. This was the 38th year of those awards. Fanwood Fire Chief John Piccola and Scotch Plains Fire Chief Jonathan Ellis each cited members of their departments who responded to a house fire on Church Avenue in Scotch Plains…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A look at the biggest police and fire events in Scotch Plains and Fanwood for the year 2012. This is the second part of a two part story.
(See part one) September 5, 2012 – Car Strikes Bicyclist at Intersection of South Ave. and La Grande Ave. A 63-year-old bicyclist, Jose G. Grosso, from Rahway was struck by a car at the intersection of South Ave. and La Grande Ave. in Fanwood at 4:19 p.m. on Aug 31. The driver of the car is a 75-year-old Fanwood resident. Grosso suffered numerous injuries and was transported to UMDNJ with non-life threatening injuries. September 10, 2012 – Scotch Plains Firefighter Leaves for Third Tour with U.S. Marines On Friday evening the Scotch Plains Fire Department held a going away party for one of their own, Joe Rodrigues, a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Rodrigues, a volunteer Firefighter in Scotch Plains since 2007, will be leaving for six …
Monday, December 31, 2012
A look at the biggest police and fire stories in Scotch Plains and Fanwood for the year 2012. This is the first part of a two part story.
January 26, 2012 – Woman Killed In Crosswalk Was Scotch Plains Resident On Jan. 26, Patricia Currie, 68, of Scotch Plains was driving through the intersection of North Avenue at Tuttle Parkway when she grazed a pedestrian crossing the road. Currie left her vehicle to assist the person she grazed across the road and then a Chevy Cavalier struck the pair, throwing them several yards away from the intersection. Immediately after the Chevy Cavalier struck the two, a GMC pick-up truck struck Currie once more and she was transported to Overlook Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. February 8, 2012 – Scotch Plains Man Shot in Home During Armed Robbery A 19-year-old male of Emil Place in Scotch Plains was shot in his home following …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Perched atop a Fanwood Fire Department Truck, Santa Claus gave out a few early Christmas presents to girls and boys around town.
About 100 family, friends and neighbors waited for eagerly for Santa to arrive at the Lynch Family home on Hunter Avenue. Although Santa travels around to the homes of boys and girls all over Fanwood, the Lynchs, who have three children of their own, have held this gathering of holiday cheer for twelve years in a row. As Fanwoodians young and old stood in the brisk but beautiful weather, enjoying donuts and hot chocolate (or even an ice cold brewsky), Dan Lynch noted that his wife Judi also invites party goers to bring a new toy to donate to children in need this holiday season. "We are very lucky to have such generous friends and neighbors," Lynch stated. As Santa Claus finally made the turn off of North Avenue and onto Hunter escorted by…