“Red Cap Robber” Strikes in Fanwood

Bank photos of the man suspected of robbing Fanwood's PNC Bank Saturday, December 7, 2013, show a white male, age 30-35, wearing the same red cap as the person who robbed another bank in Elizabeth twice. More info and pictures on NJ.com.

December 8th, 2013|

Municipal Parking Lot Reconstruction Underway

Fanwood's municipal parking lot, which is located behind the stores on Martine Avenue which services shoppers, merchants and commuters, is undergoing major reconstruction as the next phase of the overall downtown redevelopment plan moves forward. The lot is being completely redesigned with construction taking place in several phases, each of which will close a specific portion

December 1st, 2013|

Housing Rehabilitation Program

The Borough of Fanwood is sponsoring a housing rehabilitation program for residents who qualify by income. This program will assist you in replacing a roof, siding, large plumbing and electrical repairs/replacements, etc. If you are in need and interested in completing a confidential application, please call Robin Lospinoso, the Borough’s agent at 732-382-8100, Ext. 13, or

November 30th, 2013|

Skateboard Park Approved by Fanwood Council

The Fanwood Borough Council voted unanimously Monday, November 18th, 2013, to allow the Recreation Commission to move forward with construction of a new skateboard park inside the abandoned skate-hockey rink at Forest Road Park. The skateboard park has been the subject of public debate since it was first proposed earlier in the year. A boisterous public

November 19th, 2013|

Fanwood Memorial Library Shines as Community Hub After Storm

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Fanwood Memorial Library was a beacon of light for residents of Fanwood and nearby communities. Despite its  limited space and somewhat antiquated infrastructure, the library was a safe haven for well over 5,000 people from noon on Tuesday, October 30 through Tuesday, November 6. The natural gas powered

November 7th, 2013|

Hurricane Sandy

The largest Atlantic storm on record, Hurricane Sandy, hit the northeastern United States on October 29th, 2012, making landfall near Atlantic City, NJ, bringing hurricane force winds and coastal surges that devastated shore communities from North Carolina to New England. The storm was actually a combination of two systems, Hurricane Sandy and a classic Nor'easter.

November 1st, 2013|

Food Pantries for Our Community

St. Bartholomew The Apostle Church in Scotch Plains accepts non-perishable donations during weekend Mass or food can be dropped off at the Rectory during business hours. They do not accept dairy or frozen items. Recommended items include: personal hygiene (shampoo, soap, toothpaste/toothbrushes), paper goods (napkins, paper towels, tissues), pasta, tomato sauce, non-refrigerated Parmesan cheese, peanut butter

November 1st, 2013|

Mayor Mahr Performs Fanwood’s First Same-Sex Marriage

David Rivera and Sandy Herrera, both of Fanwood, were married Friday, October 25th, 2013, at Fanwood Borough Hall by Mayor Colleen Mahr. The couple is the first in Fanwood to be married since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and a NJ judge said same-sex marriages could proceed. The couple

October 26th, 2013|

Councilmen Levine & Molenaar Sworn In

NJ Assemblywoman Linda Stender of Fanwood administered the oath of office to Dan Levine, left, and Jack Molenaar, Fanwood's newest Councilmen. Holding the Bible for Councilman Levine was his wife, Miette, and holding the flag for Councilman Molenaar was his wife, Joanna. More photos on Facebook

February 1st, 2013|

Mayor Mahr Joins NJ Mayors Demanding Gun Law Reform

Mayor Colleen Mahr joined mayors from 74 other New Jersey municipalities and other local and elected leaders in endorsing what they called "common sense gun reforms" at an event in Cranford on January 14th, 2013.  The Mayors are part of a coalition called Mayors Against Illegal Gunsto advocate for the prevention of gun violence. Joining Mayor Mahr

January 15th, 2013|