State’s largest Sandy Hook commemoration held in Fanwood

A crowd of more than 200 people turned out Sunday, Dec. 13, as Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and the New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held a commemoration to mark the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shootings and to honor all survivors and victims of gun violence.

Borough’s newest mixed-use building opens its doors

Community Access Unlimited (CAU) executive director Sid Blanchard, center, leads the way as Union County Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski, left, Vernell Wright and Al Mirabella are joined by Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Council president Kathy Mitchell and a large group at the formal opening of the new CAU facility at Terrill Road and Midway

Fanwood’s Veterans’ Day ceremony honors those who served

America's veterans, particularly those from Fanwood who have served or are currently on active duty, were honored Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Veterans' Day ceremonies at the Fanwood Memorial Library. Jointly sponsored by American Legion Post 209 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10122, the ceremonies featured speakers, an eight-person joint color guard from the two

NJT to begin evening One-Seat Rides on Raritan Line in January

Rail advocates and New Jersey Transit officials are saying evening one-seat ride service to New York on the Raritan Valley Line will begin in January, according to nj.com. The move comes after the planned start in November was cancelled by NJT. Passengers won't need to change trains in Newark on the new service, running between 8 p.m.

Busy year for road, sidewalk repairs wrapping up in next few month

It's been a busy year on Fanwood's highways and byways as road and sidewalk improvements and work on the aging gas and water infrastructure has had construction crews in action. This year's projects are beginning to wrap up now, according to borough engineer Peter Bondar. In the meantime, construction is continuing on roadway improvements on

Fanwood’s new arrival is welcomed, gets a police escort

Summing it up as the “best feeling ever,” Fanwood Police Officers Kathy Case and Kevin Stomber still have excitement in their voices days later as they recount their parts in delivering the baby daughter of Michaela Nicholas of Westfield Road Saturday, August 22. After a run of two decades without a birth in the borough,

Dozen goats take up residence at the Nature Center

Twelve goats are the newest residents of Fanwood after moving in to the borough’s Nature Center Monday, August. 10. The goats, from Green Goats farm near Rhinebeck, N.Y., are being used to fight invasive plants in the center, including poison ivy and Japanese knotweed. Mayor Colleen Mahr and members of the Environmental Commission, which made

National Night Out makes for a fun time for families

A good crowd filled LaGrande Park Tuesday evening, August 4, for Fanwood's observance of National Night Out, a celebration of the community's partnership with first responders. The Fanwood Police Dept., Fanwood Fire Dept. and the Rescue Squad were all there. It was a great chance for the kids to get an up-close look at a

Website ranks Fanwood in Top 25 of best NJ suburbs to live in

Niche.com, a website that ranks cities, towns and suburbs, is out with its 2015 rankings and Fanwood is #25 on the list of "Best Suburbs in New Jersey to Raise a Family." The site takes in to consideration weighted scores in nine categories and assigns grades in seven of the nine items. Fanwood scored high

Delayed Party in the Park draws a great crowd for fun, food, movie

It took an extra day to get it done, but this year's Party in the Park drew a good crowd to kick off the summer. Originally planned for Tuesday night, June 23, the eighth-annual party at LaGrande Park was moved back a day because of severe weather warnings in the area. The party, put on

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