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Clark

SINGLE FAMILY RESALE REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES:

Certificate of Continued Occupancy and Smoke Detector Procedures:

Call Jerry Fuchs at the Fire Department (732-388-3600, X3020) to arrange a smoke detector inspection. Once your application and fee of $30 have been submitted to the Construction Department, a Fire prevention representative will contact you by phone to set up a date and time for the Smoke Detector inspection.

After the Fire official has inspected and approved the Smoke Detectors, you should contact the Construction Department (732-388-3600), to make an appointment with the Certificate of Continued Occupancy inspector. Inspections are performed on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. (No set time will be given).

The CC of O inspection fee is $75 for single family homes, or $50 per apartment in multi-family units.

HISTORY:

The Township of Clark was established in 1864; it had formerly been a part of the "West Fields" of Elizabethtown, and later, part of Rahway. Its oldest building is a house built in 1686, the home of an early settler, Dr. William Robinson. Clark remained predominately rural until World War II and the subsequent opening of the Garden State Parkway.

The town was named after Abraham Clark, who was a surveyor and who became a self-taught dispenser of legal advice. He was known as "The Poor Man?s Counselor". In 1767 Mr. Clark was elected High Sheriff of Essex County, and eventually, was appointed Clerk of the Colonial Assembly. An outspoken advocate of American independence, he was chosen as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, where he voted for, and signed, the Declaration of Independence.

CHARACTERISTICS:

Clark, a vibrant, suburban residential town, is a family-oriented community revolving around activities of civic, social and school organizations. It has thriving commercial and business ventures and a modern industrial complex.

LAND AREA: 4.68 Square Miles

POPULATION: 14,629 (1990 Census)

EDUCATION:

Public Schools:

Hehnly School (K-5) - Raritan Road - 732-381-8100

Valley Road School (K-5) - Valley Road - 732-388-7900

Kumpf Middle School (6-8) - Mildred Terrace - 732-381-0400

Arthur L. Johnson High School (9-12) - 365 Westfield Avenue - 732-382-0910

Private Schools:

Featherbed Lane School (Pre K-8) - 801 Featherbed Lane - 732-388-7063

St. Agnes School (K-8) - 342 Madison Hill Road - 732-381-0850

St. John the Apostle (K-8) - Valley Road - 732-388-1360

Mother Seton Regional High School (9-12) - Valley Road - 732-382-1952

LIBRARY:

Clark Free Public Library - 305 Westfield Avenue - 732-388-5999

SENIOR CITIZEN GROUPS:

Senior Citizens Center - 430 Westfield Avenue - 732-388-3600

RECREATION:

Municipal Pool - 201 Oak Ridge Road - 732-381-9008

Oak Ridge Golf Course

HOUSES OF WORSHIP:

Clark Alliance Church - 2 Denman Avenue - 732-388-1272

Jehovah?s Witnesses - 1170 Old Raritan Road - 732-382-2290

St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church - 332 Madison Hill Road - 732-388-7852

Temple Beth O?rBeth Torah - 111 Valley Road - 732-381-8403

Zion Lutheran Church - 559 Raritan Road - 732-382-7320

St. John?s Church - 732-388-1253

Union County Baptist Church - 4 Valley Road - 732-574-1479

POST OFFICE:

1087 Raritan Road - 732-381-9323

COMMUTING:

Bus ? NJ Transit to New York City Port Authority Terminal

Rail ? NJ Transit, 5 minute drive to Rahway Train Station.

Road ? Exit 135 of Garden State Parkway

For rail and bus schedules and fare information call NJ Transit @ 1-800-772-2222 (within NJ) or 1-973-762-5100 out of area.

Cranford

SINGLE FAMILY RESALE REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES:

Certificate of Continued Occupancy ? Handled by Fire Department, located at 7 Springfield Avenue. Phone 908-276-0146. Go to fire Department, fill in application, pay $70 for inspection and make appointment for inspection. Certificate will be issued at the time of the inspection provided all smoke detectors are operational and in the proper location.

HISTORY:

Cranford is a residential community, located on the Rahway River, in central Union County. The town?s business center has an attractive Victorian ambiance with many interesting shops. Early Algonquin Indians of the Lenni Lanape Tribe migrated through this area, where they had a camping ground. The town?s first permanent settler was John Denman of Elizabeth in1699. Cranford was the site of a cantonment during the Revolutionary War. It was also on the stagecoach route from Philadelphia to New York City. George Washington traveled this route in 1789, on the way to his inauguration. In 1839 the Elizabeth and Somerville Railroad reached Cranford, where it would stop on signal. As rail facilities improved, the population rose rapidly. The Town of Cranford was created in 1871. In its early days, principal businesses were saw, grist and felt mills located along the river. Later, farming and orchards appeared as the land was cleared. Today it is largely suburban-residential, some office buildings, small stores and parks.

CHARACTERISTICS:

Moderate to upscale Union County town, located between Westfield and Garwood to the west, Kenilworth to the north, Roselle Park to the east, and Linden and Clark to the south.

LAND AREA: 4.7 square miles

POPULATION: 22,624

EDUCATION:

Board of Education Office - 132 Thomas Street, Cranford NJ 07016 Phone: 908-272-9100 - Fax: 908-272-0391

Public Schools:

Cranford High School (9-12) - 201 West End Place - 908-709-6272

Bloomingdale Avenue School (K-2) - 200 Bloomingdale Avenue - 908-709-6969

Walnut School (K-1) - 370 Walnut Avenue - 908-709-6253

Brookside Place School - 700 Brookside Place - 908-709-6244

Hillside Avenue School (K-8) - 115 Hillside Avenue - 908-709-6229

Livingston School (3-5) - 75 Livingston Avenue - 908-709-6248

Orange Avenue School (3-8) - 901 Orange Avenue - 908-709-6257

Cranford Achievement Middle Prog. (6-8) - 135 Centennial Avenue - 908-709-6319

Cranford Achievement Program (9-12) - 135 Centennial Avenue - 908-709-6319

Parochial Schools:

St. Michael?s School - 100 Alden Street - 908-276-9425

Solomon Schecter Day School (K-8) - 721 Orange Avenue - 908-272-3400

LIBRARY: Cranford Public Library - 224 Walnut Avenue - 908-709-7272

SOCIAL & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: First Aid Squad

SENIOR CITIZEN GROUPS:

A Senior Citizens Center is located at the Community Center on Bloomingdale Avenue.

RECREATION:

The township has nearly 400 acres of county and municipal parks and open space and an extensive recreation program with a community center, ball fields, tennis courts, etc. The largest park is the 118-acre county-owned Nomahegan Park. It has playground equipment, a baseball diamond, a picnic area, a soccer field and wooded areas. There are three municipal pools (2 outdoor, 1 indoor) operated on a membership basis, and a private pool. One of the town?s most used facilities is the 18-acre Cranford Recreation Complex off Centennial Avenue. It has an indoor pool and fitness center, two baseball diamonds, a football field and a sports track. There are canoeing and fishing along the Rahway River which meanders through the community. Cranford also owns 7 acres on Silver Lake in western New Jersey, which is available to residents for camping at a nominal fee.

HOUSES OF WORSHIP:

There are 14 houses of worship covering most major denominations:

Calvary Chapel of the Deaf - 108 Eastman St. - 688-8725

Calvary Lutheran Church (LCA) - 108 Eastman St. - 276-2418

Cranford Alliance Church - 7 Cherry Street - 276-1617

Cranford United Methodist Church - 201 Lincoln Ave. East - 276-0936

First Baptist Church of Cranford - 100 High Street - 276-2760

First Presbyterian Church - 11 Springfield Ave. - 276-8440

Grace and Peace Fellowship and Portuguese Ministries - 950 Raritan Road - 276-8740

Greater Mount Zion Holy Church - 43 Johnson Ave. - 276-0380

Jehovah?s Witnesses - 77 Chestnut Street - 276-3753

Raritan Road Baptist Church - 611 Raritan Road - 272-7088

St. Mark?s African Methodist Episcopal Church - 34 High Street - 276-3449

St. Michael?s Roman Catholic Church - 40 Alden Street - 276-0360

Temple Beth-El - 338 Walnut Ave. - 276-9231

Trinity Church in Cranford (Episcopal) - North Ave. at Forest Ave. - 276-4047

POST OFFICE:

3 Miln Street - 908-276-1622

COMMUTING:

Bus -- New Jersey Transit service to New York?s Port Authority Terminal, a 45 minute trip.

Rail ? The Raritan Valley line of New Jersey Transit puts Cranford 15 minutes from Newark and 40 minutes from New York by train.

Road ? located at Exits 136 and 137 of the Garden State Parkway, midway between Routes 1 and 22, Cranford is just a few minutes away from the New Jersey Turnpike and Interstate 78.

For rail and bus schedules and fare information call NJ Transit @ 1-800-772-2222 (within NJ) or 1-973-762-5100 out of area.

Fanwood

SINGLE FAMILY RESALE REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES:

Inspection for Smoke Detectors:

At Municipal Building, 75 North Martine Avenue, fill in application for smoke detector inspection. Fee is $25 unless inspection is needed in less than five days. In that case, the fee is $50. You will be given phone number of inspector to call for appointment.

HISTORY:

The City of Fanwood was founded in 1895. The first settlers came to the area in the 1600?s. In June 1777, the Revolutionary War Battle of Short Hills was fought in Scotch Plains. The land, at the foothills of the Watchung Mountains until the 20th century, consisted of primarily farms, pastures, woods and streams. In 1839 Central Railroad of New Jersey, from Elizabeth to Plainfield, was initiated, running through what is now Fanwood. A railroad station was erected in 1874. Located 21.7 miles from New York City, Fanwood is a charming suburban town.

CHARACTERISTICS:

LAND AREA: 1.29 square miles

POPULATION: 7,196 (1994 Estimate)

EDUCATION:

The Scotch Plains / Fanwood Board of Education Administration Offices are located on Evergreen and Cedar Street in Scotch Plains.

Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents enjoy five Elementary Schools, two Middle Schools and one High School as follows:

Scotch Plains/Fanwood High School - Westfield Road - Scotch Plains 908-889-8600

Coles Elementary School - Kevin Road - Scotch Plains 908-757-7555

Park Middle School - Park Avenue - Scotch Plains - 908-322-4445

Evergreen Elementary School - Evergreen Avenue - Scotch Plains - 908-889-5331

Terrill Middle School - Terrill Road - Scotch Plains - 908-322-5215

McGinn Elementary School - Roosevelt Avenue - Scotch Plains - 908-233-7950

Brunner Elementary School - Westfield Road - Scotch Plains - 908-889-2148

School One Elementary School - Willow Avenue - Scotch Plains - 908-322-7731

The Kindergarten entrance age is five years old by October 1st

LIBRARY:

Fanwood Memorial Library - North Avenue - 908-322-6400

SOCIAL & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS:

College Club of Fanwood/Scotch Plains - 889-1839

Fanwood Junior Woman?s Club - 322-1673

Fanwood Lions Club - 322-8800

Fanwood/Scotch Plains Newcomers Club - 889-4312

Fanwood/Scotch Plains YMCA - 889-8880

Fanwood Youth Organization - 889-7689

Kiwanis Club of Fanwood/Scotch Plains - 889-7791

Knights of Columbus - 322-5713

Rotary Club of Fanwood/Scotch Plains - 654-6666

Scotch Plains Fanwood Garden Club - 889-6208

Welcome Wagon - 889-7044

Woman?s Club of Fanwood - 322-7756

SENIOR CITIZEN GROUPS:

The Fanwood Senior Citizen Club ? Meets the second and fourth Monday of every month at 11 AM at:

All Saints Episcopal Church
559 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ

RECREATION:

The Fanwood Recreation Commission

The Recreation Commission is set up to run recreational programs for the citizens of Fanwood. The Commission consists of eight volunteer members, and Executive Director and an Assistant Director.

Watch for the following events throughout the year which are brought to you by the Fanwood Recreation Commission:

FALL (September ? November)

The annual Halloween parade and party for children and adults is usually held on Halloween Day. Children and adults dressed in costume are welcome to join the parade, which assembles at the Fanwood Memorial Library and marches over to La Grande Park. At the park, costumes are judged, pumpkins are decorated and doughnuts and apple cider are enjoyed by all.

Ceramic Classes and Art Classes are held in the fall at Forest Road Park. Enrollment is on first come first serve basis so watch your local paper and TV channel 5 for dates to sign up.

WINTER (December ? February)

Basketball teams for grades 1 ? 8 are formed. And don?t forget ICE SKATING at La Grande Park (weather permitting).

SPRING (March ? June)

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt and party is usually held the Saturday before the Easter at the Fanwood Fire House (behind Borough Hall). There are games, face painting, and egg decorating contest and an Easter Bunny drawing contest.

Baseball teams for grades K ? 8 are formed.

Street Hockey teams for grades 3 ? 10 are formed.

MEMORIAL DAY

Give thanks by remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we all enjoy today. A joint effort between the Fanwood Recreation Commission and the Township of Scotch Plains brings a parade down Park Avenue and along North Martine Avenue. After the parade, a picnic and craft show at La Grande Park has become a tradition.

The Old Men`s Softball Teams are still going strong. Contact the Recreation Commission for more information.

SUMMER (July ? August)

The Recreation Commission conducts an eight week summer program for Fanwood children at Forest Road and La Grande Parks. The program is daily, Monday ? Friday, 9am ? noon and 1pm ? 4 pm (weather permitting). Supervised activities such as games, arts and crafts, sports and many special programs are offered. Every child participating in this program must be registered on opening offered.

PLEASE NOTE: this summer program is not designed to be a day care center.

Last, but not least, don?t miss summer evenings at La Grande Park. Tuesday nights are extra special as the Recreation Commission shows movies for children of all ages.

You can support the Fanwood Park Renewal Project by "buying a brick" engraved with your name or that of a loved one which will be placed in the entry walk of La Grande Park. Applications are available at Borough Hall.

Parks:

LaGrande Park - Forest Road

HOUSES OF WORSHIP:

All Saints Episcopal Church, 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains 908-322-8047

Christian Fellowship Center, 1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains 908-232-3348

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1781 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains 908-889-5556

Congregation Beth Israel, Cliffwood St and Martine Ave, Scotch Plains 908-889-1830

Emanuel Baptist Church, 1130 Lincoln Avenue, Scotch Plains 908-233-2322

Evangel Church, 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains 908-322-9300 Fanwood

Presbyterian Church, 74 Martine Avenue, Fanwood 908-889-8891

First Church of Christ Scientist, 257 Midway Avenue, Fanwood 908-322-8461

First United Methodist Church of Scotch Plains, 1171 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains 908-322-9222

Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1571 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains 908-889-2100

Metropolitan Baptist Church, John Street, Scotch Plains 908-233-2855

Mt. Sinai Alpha Omega Church of Christ, 2678 Plainfield Ave, Scotch Plains 908-233-3010

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church, 2032 Westfield Ave, Scotch Plains 908-322-5192

St. John?s Baptist Church, 2387 Morse Ave, Scotch Plains 908-232-6972

Scotch Plains Baptist Church, 333 Park Ave, Scotch Plains 908-322-5487

Scotch Plains Church of Christ, 1800 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains 908-889-1690

Terrill Road Baptist Church, 1340 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains 908-322-7151

Terrill Road Bible Chapel, 535 Terrill Rd, Fanwood 908-322-4055

Warren?s Temple Church of The Living God, 329 Evelyn St, Scotch Plains 908-233-5690

Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, 1961 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains 908-232-5678

Woodside Chapel, 5 Morse Avenue, Fanwood 908-889-2375

POST OFFICE:

Corner of South Martine and South Avenues. Phone: 908-322-7273

COMMUTING:

Public commuter transportation in Fanwood is available by NJ Transit with commuter rail service and three bus routes within Fanwood itself, and two additional bus routes close to the Borough.

The former Jersey Central Railroad, now part of the New Jersey Transit system, provides commuter rail service at Fanwood Station between High Bridge to the west and Newark and New York to the east. Service includes about twenty-five trains on weekdays, eighteen on Saturdays and thirteen on Sundays.

There are five public bus routes serving Fanwood and its immediate vicinity. Three lines serve Fanwood directly. Two provide long distance service to New York and one provides local service between Fanwood and the K-Mart Center on US Route 22. Two additional bus routes provide service near the North side of the Borough in Scotch Plains. The No. 59, from North Avenue provides service to Newark while the No. 54, from Park Avenue provides local service to summit. Moreover, in addition to the five public bus routes, private bus service is provided from the South side station to Wall Street, New York City.

Fanwood Borough operates two parking lots for rail commuters located on the north and south sides of the tracks. The two station lots include 222 permit spaces, twelve metered spaces and fifteen unmarked spaces. There is a waiting list for commuter parking permits which are sold to Borough residents on a monthly or quarterly basis and to non-residents on a monthly or bimonthly basis.

For rail and bus schedules and fare information call NJ Transit @ 1-800-772-2222 (within NJ) or 973-762-5100 out of area

Garwood

SINGLE FAMILY RESALE REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES:

Certificate of Continuing Occupancy:

Smoke Detection: Battery or hardwired smoke detection devices are required to be installed on each level of the home and in the area of the bedrooms. This includes basements and finished attics. Information can be obtained from the Cranford Bureau of Fire Prevention, 7 Springfield Cranford, 908-276-0146, 8:30am-4:30pm. FEE: $70

Storm Water: Homes with sump pumps shall have discharge lines connected to a storm sewer or to the gutter line of the fronting street. No sump pump shall discharge into the sanitary sewer system. Perimeter drains found to be connected to the sanitary sewer house connection shall be disconnected from the sanitary sewer. Drains shall then be connected to an existing storm sewer or gutter line of the fronting street by means of a sump pump. Additional information may be obtained from the Cranford Engineering Department, 908-709-7218.

Zoning Compliance: All buildings shall be in compliance with the appropriate zoning regulations for the area in which the structure is located. Additional information can be obtained from the Zoning Officer, 908-709-7216.

HISTORY:

In the 1890?s, John Maxwell, a former president of the Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRNJ), acquired a large tract of land along the CRNJ. He formed the Garwood Land and Improvement Company to attract industry and provide workers? housing. Two of the original companies were the Hall Switch and Signal Company and the Aeolian Company (which produced musical instruments). Nestled between Cranford and Westfield, Garwood was incorporated as a borough on February 25, 1903 and comprised parts of both towns. The borough was named after Samuel Garwood, the first president of the Land Company. Garwood expanded from strictly factory-related development to regular suburban housing after World War II.

CHARACTERISTICS:

Garwood is a suburban community located approximately 25 miles southwest of New York City. With a balanced mix of residential areas, retail stores and manufacturing businesses, the tiny borough of Garwood is known for its friendly people and spirit of volunteerism. Although it is small in size, it is called "the town with a heart."

LAND AREA: .75 square miles (approximately)

POPULATION: 4230 (approximately)

EDUCATION:

Public Schools:

Washington School, grades K-l, 500 East St., 908-789-0565

Lincoln/Franklin School, grades PK, 2-8, Second & Walnut Aves., 908-789-0331

Grades 9-12 students attend Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, 908-382-0910

Private Schools:

K.D.?s Kids, Inc. , 211 Center Street/P.O. Box 155, 908-301-1616. 2.5/3?s program, 4?s program; PreK program, after school & before school programs (ages 3-12), summer camp (ages 3-15)

LIBRARY: 223 Walnut Ave., 908-276-7360

SOCIAL & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS:

Fire Department Auxiliary
Garwood Democratic Club 
Garwood PBA 
Garwood Republican Club 
Girl and Boy Scouts 
Knights of Columbus 
Lions Club
Order of the Sons of Italy in America 
Veterans of Foreign Wars and auxiliary

SENIOR CITIZEN GROUPS:

Garwood Senior Citizens: meets at Garwood Firehouse, Ann Romano, President 789-0455

RECREATION:


Board of Recreation 908-789-1042

Unami Park
Georgina Gurrieri Gazebo

HOUSES OF WORSHIP:

Church of St. Anne, 325 Second Ave., 908-789-0280

Garwood Presbyterian Church, 341 Spruce Ave., 908-789-0360

St. Paul?s United Church of Christ, 213 Center St., 908-789-1285

POST OFFICE: 202 Center St., 908-789-0022

COMMUTING:

Bus: NJ Transit

Rail: NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line, Garwood, Westfield or Cranford Stations

Road: Rte. 22 and Parkway, connect to Rte. 78, Turnpike and I-287

For rail and bus schedules and fare information call NJ Transit @ 1-800-772-2222 (within NJ) or 1-973-762-5100 out of area.

Mountainside

SINGLE FAMILY RESALE REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES:

Before the sale of any home in MOUNTAINSIDE BORO can be completed, the law requires that specific health and safety requirements must be met and confirmed by certification. Here?s what is needed:

CO INSPECTION

$30.00 Application fee submitted to Code Enforcement Office in the Mountainside Boro Hall 908-232-2919

Certificate of Smoke Detector Compliance.

Heating System Certificate

Hot Water Heater Inspection

Electrical Panel Certificate

Sump Pump Certificate

HISTORY:

In the days before Mountainside became a borough with its own government it was part of the Township of Elizabethtown, which was organized in1693, covered a wide area, and included the West Fields. The Locust Grove, Branch Mills, and Baltrusol sections of the West Fields, rural communities composed mostly of farmers, later became Mountainside.

The Dutch preceded the English in some areas of New Jersey, but the majority of settlers here were English.

The Borough of Mountainside celebrated it?s Centennial in 1995 in recognition of it?s separation from the Town of Westfield on October 22,18

CHARACTERISTICS:

Mountainside Borough is an attractive, residential community featuring an abundance of trees and hilly terrain that bear witness to its name. Single-Family homes dominate the housing scene, most of which are beautiful, well-kept older homes on expansive lots.

The downtown retail center is small and augmented by several major malls within a 10 minute drive. The residents of Mountainside enjoy good highway access to amenities in surrounding urban centers. Nearby recreational attractions enhance the allure to the pleasant community.

LAND AREA: Covering 4.1 square miles.

POPULATION: 6,500

EDUCATION:

Mountainside Schools Board of Education,
1497 Woodacres Drive
Mountainside, N.J. 07092
908-232-3232

Elementary School Grades K-8

Deerfield Elementary 908-232-8828
320 Central Ave
- Mountainside, NJ 07092

High School

Governor Livingston - 908-464-3100

Parochial Schools

None

LIBRARY:

Mountainside Public Library
Constitution Plaza
Mountainside, N.J. 07092
908-233-0115

SOCIAL & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS:

American Legion Blue Star Post 386 908-232-9567

American Organization of Retired Persons 908-232-2429

College Club 908-233-8316

Community Presbyterian Nursery School 908-232-9490

Cub Scouts 908-233-9338

Democratic Club 908-233-5652

Foothills Club 908-232-8580

Elks Club#1585 908-232-4174

Friends of the Mountainside Library 908-233-9741

Girl Scouts 908-789-8878

Lions Club 908-232-4316

Mountainside Active Retirees 908-232-2097

Mountainside Garden Club 908-233-5253

Mountainside Music Association 908-233-8773

Mountainside Newcomers Club 908-654-6414

Mountainside Parent Teacher Association 908-654-9231

Mountainside PBA 908-232-8100

Mountainside Rescue Squad 908-232-8571

Mountainside Twig 908-654-0257

Mountainside Volunteer Fire Co. 908-232-3134

Mountainside Women?s Club 908-232-4234

Mountainside Youth Baseball 908-232-4373

Republican Club 908-233-0780

Rotary Club 908-233-4881

SENIOR CITIZEN GROUPS:

Senior Citizen?s Club 908-232-5010

Senior Citizen Information Lisa Cassidy, coordinator 908-232-2406

RECREATION:

Parks:

Watchung Riding Stable 908-654-9404

Trailside Nature and Science Center and Planetarium

Echo Lake Park - 13 acre park 908-232-5930

Boating, skating, fishing, picnicking, ball fields and playgrounds

Fishing, Fishing Derbies, Sensory Garden, Recreation Fields and Ice Rink

Watchung Reservation - 2,000 acre wooded reservation

Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, arboretum, athletic field, bridle trails, cross country ski course, model airplane flying, nature trails, picnic areas, and playground

HOUSES OF WORSHIP

Community Presbyterian Church, Meeting House Lane, Mountainside, NJ 908-232-9490

Our Lady of Lourdes, 300 Central Avenue, Mountainside, NJ 908-232-1162

Mountainside Gospel Chapel, 1180 Spruce Drive, Mountainside, NJ 908-232-3456

Rabbinical Center Synagogue, 128 Dudley, Westfield, NJ 908-233-0419

Temple Emanu-El, 756 E. Broad, Westfield, NJ 908-232-6770

POST OFFICE:

604 Sherwood Parkway,
Mountainside, NJ 07092
908-233-1555

COMMUTING:

Mountainside Borough is close to and has easy access to numerous modes of public transportation and highways. Mountainside residents have access to commuter buses to New York City via bus stops in Mountainside. They have access to trains from train stations in nearby Summit and Westfield. Mountainside has Route 22 running through the Borough, it provides access to local points East toward Newark and New York, and West to Somerset and Hunterdon Counties.

For rail and bus schedules and fare information call NJ Transit @ 1-800-772-2222 (within NJ) or 1-973-762-5100 out of area.

Scotch Plains  

SINGLE FAMILY RESALE REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES: 

HISTORY: 

Scotch Plains, originally known as ?Scotsplain? is believed by some historians to have been named after the first Scot settlers.  The first recorded use of the name ?Scotch Plains? was in the will of Nathaniel Bonnell in 1736.  However, in a survey taken in 1769 and a map published in 1778, which is on display in the South Side Firehouse, the name ?Scotsplain? still appears. 

Scot was the only son of the illustrious Sir John Scot of Scotstarvet, Scotland, and was of the Scott clan.  Is its quite possible that as he set sail in 1685 he wore his cloak of ?dress red? in defiance of the Scottish rule. 

George and John Alexander are reported to have come in 1685 with the Scottish emigration and had a large allotment of land in Scotch Plains. 

One man who helped weave the life of Scotch Plains in its present day pattern was William Darby.  He was instrumental in forming the first church of our town, the Baptist church built in 1747.  He gave the land for the first school built in 1768. 

Another leader, who because of his importance to the community was made a captain in the Revolutionary militia, was Recompense Stanberry.  His home and tavern still stand on the corner of Park and Front, now knows as the Stage House Inn.  The date 1737 is preserved on an original stone fireplace and Stanbery?s battered sword hangs over on eof the mantles.  When the Swift Sure Stage line was in full gallop in the early 1800?s, the Inn was one of the most popular stops on the road from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown. 

In Revolutionary times the country around Scotch Plains was the scene of numerous skirmishes.  On June 26, 1777, an engagement took place in the South end of the town. 

Until 1794 Scotch Plains continued to be part of Elizabethtown.  In that year Westfield Township was created, which included this area.  The next change in government came in the year 1877 when Scotch Plains, including Fanwood, became Fanwood Township.  At that time it is recorded that the township had a population of 325. 

One square mile was separated out of Fanwood Township in 1895 and was called Fanwood Borough.  The two Fanwoods existed side by side until March 22, 1917.  On that day, through the efforts of George H. Johnston, the Legislature agreed to give the town its original Colonial name ? Scotch Plains. 

The town seal ? Scottish Thistle, some Indian arrows and feathers, an old coach and a cannon ? make a tightly woven picture of the last 300 years. 

CHARACTERISTICS: 

Sleepy, bedroom community.  No industry.  The location and natural advantages plus the up-to-date planning combine to give an ideal balance between rural and suburban life.  With a land are of 9.06 sq. miles, Scotch Plains is the third largest area in Union County, yet it is eleventh in population. 

LAND AREA: 9.06 sq. miles 

POPULATION: 22,000 

EDUCATION: 

Board of Education: 1800 E. 2nd Street  908-232-6161 

Evergreen School ? Evergreen Avenue ? Scotch Plains ? 07076
Pre-K to Grade 5 (376 students)
Dr. Beverlee Kaminetzky (908) 889-5331
 

Howard B. Brunner School ? Westfield Road ? Scotch Plains ? 07076
Pre-K to Grade 5 (445 students)
Mr. Jeff B. Ross (908) 889-2148
 

J. Ackerman Coles School ? Kevin Road ? Scotch Plains ? 07076
Pre-K to Grade 5 (527 students)
Mr. Carl Kumpf (908) 757-7555
 

School One ? Willow Avenue ? Scotch Plains ? 07076
Pre-K to Grade 5 (403 students)
 

COMMUTING:

For rail and bus schedules and fare information call NJ Transit @ 1-800-772-2222 (within NJ) or 1-973-762-5100 out of area. 

Union Township

SINGLE FAMILY RESALE REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES:

Before the sale of any home in Union Township can be completed, the law requires that specific health and safety requirements must be met and confirmed by certification. Here is what is needed:

Two Family Residence requires a Certificate of Continued Occupancy. The seller must obtain a form from the Construction Code Office, 908-851-8509, and a fee of $50 must be paid.

In addition a form must be obtained from the Fire Licensing Office, 908-851-5434, at the Fire Dept. This form must be filled out and notarized certifying that proper smoke detectors are in place. The Fire Dept. does not require a fee.

2.Single Family Residence requires that the seller obtain a form from the Fire Licensing Office, 908-851-5434, at the Fire Dept. This form must be filled out and notarized certifying that proper smoke detectors are in place. No fee is required.

HISTORY:

The first settlers came to Union in 1667. Before that, the town was inhabited by the Unami clan of Lenape Indians. In 1666-67 a group of Connecticut farmers who rebelled against the strictness of Puritanism in Connecticut bought the land from the Indians at 12-15 cents a square mile. They settled in what was a part of Elizabethtown, and named it Connecticut Farms. During the Revolutionary War two British invasions were fought by Connecticut Farms soldiers.

On November 23, 1808, the Township of Union was formed with the N.J. State legislature and other neighboring towns petitioned to form Union County, and separated from Essex County. In 1901, 775 acres were taken from Union To become Roselle Park. Six Years later 1330 acres were taken to establish Kenilworth. Elizabeth took 410 acres in 1908, and the largest area, 1750 acres, became Hillside Township in 1913. These communities along with Springfield, Millburn, Maplewood and Irvington are Union?s bordering towns.

During the period of 1900-1929, Union changed from a farm area to an industrialized community. Much building followed the Depression years. Many small factories were Established between 1929-1941. There is small growth potential. Multiple dwellings (over two families) have been banned by ordinance since 1958. Small houses have been built on undersized lots, whenever possible, as there are few remaining large pieces of land.

One of the big strengths of Union is its location. It is minutes from Newark Int?l Airport, The Garden State Parkway, Route 22, and Route 78 all have entrances and exits in Union. In 1976, at the annual competition of the National Municipal League of Williamsburg, Virginia, the Township of Union was one of nine cities in the nation to be awarded the Title "All American City" for the year 1976-77.

CHARACTERISTICS: Union Township is a suburban community. The town is approximately 18 miles southwest of New York City.

LAND AREA: 9 square miles in eastern Union County

POPULATION: 54,405 (approximately)

EDUCATION: Township of Union Board of Education, 2369 Morris Avenue, Union
908-851-6400

Public Schools

Battle Hill Elementary School- Grade K-4

2600 Killian Place, Union, 908-851-6480, principal: Ronald Meyer

Connecticut Farms Elementary School- Grade K-4
875 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, 908-851-6470, principal: Edward Kliszus

Franklin School- Grade K-4
1500 Lindy Terrace, Union, 908-851-6450, principal: Thomas Tsirikos

Hannah Caldwell School- Grade K-4
1120 Commerce Avenue, Union, 908-206-6101, principal: Vernell Wright

Livingston Elementary School- Grade K-4
900 Midland Blvd, 908-851-6440, Union, 908-851-6440, principal: Mary Jane Bergen

Washington Elementary School- Grade K-4
301 Washington Avenue, Union, 908-851-6460, principal: Robert Jeranek

Central Five-Jefferson School- Grade 5
155 Hilton Avenue, Vauxhall, 908-851-6560, principal: Martin Poltrock

Burnett Middle School- Grade 6-8
1000 Caldwell Avenue, Union, 908-851-6490, principal: Gary Malles

Kawameeh Middle School- Grade 6-8
500 David Terrace, Union, 908-851-6570, principal: Harold Bell

Union High School- Grade 9-12
2400 North Third Street, Union, 908-851-6500, principal: Samuel Fortunato

Parochial Schools

Holy Spirit - Morris Avenue & Suburban Road, Union, 908-687-8415

Saint Michaels - 1212 Kelly Street, Union, 908-688-1063

Colleges and Universities

Kean University - 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, 908-527-2000

LIBRARY: 

Main Library, Friberger Park, Union, 908-851-5450

Branch Library, Russell & Hilton Streets, Vauxhall, 908-851-5451

SOCIAL & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS:

Adult School Jean Danilow 908-851-8543

Bottle Hill Village Civic Warren L. Anderson

Bertuempfel PK Civic James Bowser 908-810-8784

Boy Scouts America Donald Watt,1170 Rt. 22w, PO Box 1386, Union, NJ 07083

Boys and Girls Club of Union Robert Poles 908-686-7976

Brookside Heights Civic Organization Ronald Booker 908-964-0393

Catholic Daughters #1360 Dorothy Deo 908-688-2862

Columbia Italian American Carmen Morano 908-964-0093

Conn. Farms Post #35 American Legion Stanley Paukstis 908-953-5713

Connecticut Farms Civic Assn, Dan Ryan 908-688-4841

Democratic Municipal Comm. Joseph Cryan 908-687-6042

Disabled American Vets Chapter 50 Comm. George Omdish 908-687-6681

Durhart Gardens Donald Treloar 908-688-0565

DBA Local 40 Robert Brower 732-701-1314

Fairway Drive Civic Association Michael Cavallo 908-686-7540

Five Points Civic Assn. Donald Treloar 908-964-0467

Galloping Hill Civic Association Thomas Murray 908-6877153

Green Lane Civic Association Bernice Kessler 908-353-4573

Hamilton Civic Association Murray Rudnick 908-687-4230

Indian Culture Society of NJ Inc. Jagish Patel 908-686-2684

Irish-American Society Michael Scanlon 908-964-7122

James T. Schaefer Gardens James T. Schaefer 908-964-9343

Jewish War Veterans Post 34 Comm. Nathan Rubin 973-731-4799

Jewish Women Int?l, Batim-Union Elaine Ratner 908-687-4549

Kiwanis Club of Union Dan Steele 908-658-1552

Knights of Columbus #4504 Larry Killmer 908-686-4810

Larchmont Estates Civic Assoc. Stephen Helmstetter 908-658-0539

League of Women Voters of Union Bernadette Prinz 908-686-0857

Loyalty Lodge No. 33 F&AM Worshipful Master, 1912, Morris Ave., Union

Michael A. Kelly Ladies Auxiliary Dolores Linfante 908-964-5807

Michael A. Kelly Post #2433 Leo Graf 908-686-7899

Model Railroad Club William Jambor 908-964-9724

National Council of Negro Women Susan Vaughn 908-687-2714

Neighborhood Civic Coalition Warren Henderson, 155 Hickory Rd, Union

North End Civic Michael Machalaba 908-688-0680

Optimist Club Michael Ternan 908-688-7096

Orchard Park Civic Assoc. Robert J. Christie 908-688-1627

Parkside Manor Civic Assoc. Elviria Morillo 908-964-5183

PBA Local #69 Dale Baird, 981 Caldwell Ave, Union

Polish Heritage and Cultural Center Ted Olsztyn 908-964-9599

Portuguese American Civic Assoc. Alfredo Rendeiro 908-851-2557

Putnam Manor Civic Assoc. Robert Schiffl 908-686-3729

Putnam Ridge Civic Assoc. Paul M Fernandez 908-687-6697

Regular Republican Club Kenneth Schreihofer 908-687-3713

Sayrebrook Civic Assoc. Martha Boho 908-687-4478

Schaefer Gardens and Nora Gardens James Schaefer 908-688-6467

Sharon Chapter #249 O.E.S. Alma Schreiber 908-763-2907

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Festival John Agriantonis 908-964-7957

The Youth Felicitares Anita Hall 231 Prospect St, S Orange 07079

Twp Union Comm. Action Org Roosevelt Williams 908-687-4870

Union Coalition Neighborhood Civic Warren Henderson 908-687-3069

Union Council 8 Cathy Reiss, 981 Caldwell Ave, Union

Union Elks Club #1583 BPOE Charles Dreizin 908-851-2580

Union Exchange Club Bert Lane 908-688-3930

Union Hospital Guild Assoc. Virginia Wade 908-638-4153

Union Lions Club Arno Scheidi 732-886-1138

Union Rams Mark Artalo 908-636-8773

Union Rotary Club Frank J Lawrence 908-687-1780

Union Stuyvesant Village Tenant Assoc. Sam Idlett 908-636-8871

Union Township Democratic Club Robert Faszewski 908-964-0404

Union Township Garden Club Alaine Angelbeck 908-686-3318

Union Unico Richard Galante 908-687-2110

Vauxhall Civic Assoc. Joseph Cannon 908-688-1691

Veterans Alliance Liaison Charles Capaccio 908-688-1691

Woman?s Club Conn. Farms Adele Pabish 908-636-3649

III. SENIOR CITIZEN GROUPS:

Seniors Citizens of Union Township Phyllis Monguso 908-581-5290

Senior Citizens of Union County Louise Moore 908-688-5643

Union Township Active Retirees Frank Brown 908-696-5979

RECREATION: 

Recreation Department Dominick Fargnoli/ Patrick Scanlon 908-686-4200

Union Township has 165 acres of parks with 23 playgrounds, 14 tennis courts, 10 softball fields, 2 picnic grounds, 2 roller hockey facilities, 19 tot lots, 2 Bocce Ball courts and many summer concerts.

Recreation Center, 1120 Commerce Avenue, Union

Union Rockets Athletic Club Ed Blazak 908-687-6361

VFW Teener Baseball League Inc. Jack Steiner 908-688-4200

YM-YWCA of Union County, Green Lane, Union

YMCA Five Points Branch Kim Decker 908-688-9622

HOUSES OF WORSHIP:

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 241 Hilton Ave., Vauxhall 908-964-1282

Cornerstone Apostolic Church, 398 Chestnut St, Union 908-912-0522

Calvary Assembly of God, 953 W Chestnut St, Union 908-964-1133

Ukranian Evangelical Assemblies of God, 2208 Stanley Ter., Union 908-686-8171

Aenon Baptist Church, 1500 Brown Ave4, Union 908-687-3716

Clinton Hill Baptist Church, 2815 Morris Ave, Union 908-687-9440

Evangelical Baptist Church, 1391 Liberty Ave, Union 908-964-9575

First Baptist Church Of Union, Colonial Ave & Thoreau Terrace, Union 908-688-4975

First Baptist Church, 5 Hilton Ave, Vauxhall 908-687-3414

St Josephs Rectory, 1601 Andrew, Union 908-688-4929

Hallelujah Christian Church, 941 Caldwell Ave, Union 908-686-3595

Vauxhall Church of Christ Millburn Mall Suite 6, 2933 Vauxhall Rd, Union 908-964-6356

First Congregational Church UCC, 1340 Burnet Ave, Union 908-688-4333

St Luke & All Saints Episcopal Church, 398 Chestnut St, Union 908-688-7253

Macedonian Christian Church,186 Burkley Pl, Vauxhall 908-687-2820

Congregation Beth Shalom, 2035 Vauxhall Rd, Union 908-686-6773

Temple Israel of Union, 2372 Morris Ave, Union 908-687-2120

Grace Lutheran Church, 2222 Vauxhall Rd, Union 908-686-3965

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Morris Ave & Sterling Rd, Union 908-686-0188

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 301 Tucker Ave, Union 908-688-0714

United Methodist Church, Berwyn & Overlook Ter, Union 908-687-8077

Battle Hill Comm. Moravian Church, 777 Liberty Ave, Union 908-686-5262

St Demetrios Greek Orthodox, 721 Rahway Ave, Union 908-964-7957

Full Gospel Galilee Assembly of God Church, 953 Chestnut St, Union 908-964-8840

Holy Ghost Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, 129 Carnegie Pl, Vauxhall 908-964-7215

Townley Presbyterian Church, Salem Rd & Huguenot Ave., Union 908-686-1028

Board of Pensions Presbyterian Church, Salem Rd, Union 908-964-958

Connecticut Farms Church, 888 Stuyvesant Ave, Union 908-688-3164

Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 971 Suburban Rd, Union 908-687-3327

St Michaels Church, 1212 Kelly St, Union 908-810-9377

Alliance Church of Union, 1264 Victor Ave, Union 908-687-0364

Union Chapel Church, 1424 Gustav Ave, Union 908-687-3507

POST OFFICE: 

Main Post Office, 1130 West Chestnut Street 07083

Chestnut Station, 611 Chestnut Ave 07083

Townley Station, 1020 Salem Rd 07083

Union Center Station, 1965 Morris Ave 07083

COMMUTING:

Bus: Direct to Port Authority New York City from Union Center

Rail: Union Rail Station will be complete early 2002, which will bring the Raritan Valley

Line to Union. It is located at Morris Avenue & Green Lane (across from Kean Univ.)

Road: Major highways include the Garden State Parkway, Route 22, and 78 which all have

Entrances and exits in Union.

For rail and bus schedules and fare information call NJ Transit @ 1-800-772-2222 (within NJ) or 1-973-762-5100 out of area.

Sources of information: Union Township Municipal offices and library, various Union Township websites, Union County website, Union Leader website, and US Census website.

Watchung

SINGLE FAMILY RESALE REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES:

Certificate of Continued Occupancy Is needed for your individual sewage disposal system?.Application $50. Form to be returned to the Borough with inspection report by certified engineer?Letter of certification will be returned from Borough Commission.--

Include Certificates and Fees

Before the sale of any home in Watchung Borough can be completed you need

Certificate of smoke detector compliance. Contact fire safety inspector at (908)-756-0080. Ext35?Application fee $20. Inspection fee $25.

Certificate of potability (for homes with a private well only); Fee $25. Water must be sampled and tested by a state certified laboratory for resale parameters required by the Borough. The list of required tests is available from the Board of Health (908)-756-0080.

Fire alarm requirements, Carbon monoxide alarm requirements

HISTORY:

Watchung, which means "High Place", is believed to have been given to the area by the Lenape Indians. Legend has it that Indians traveled through the area every spring on the same trail for their summer trip to the ocean to fish. The Dutch settled in Watchung, which is between the two ridges of the rocky Watchung Mountains. The settlers came to this region because of the rich soil. They continued to farm the land and it became a well known agricultural area. During the l800?s the Watchung area drew many wealthy families from the New York City area. As this happened many mansions began to spring up on the ridges of the mountains. Today it continues to be home to the comfortable because of the proximity to the city.

CHARACTERISTICS:

Watchung Borough is a serene beautiful residential community. It has scenic landscape plus views of the city from many of the ridges. The borough of Watchung is in the eastern Somerset County and borders on Union County.

LAND AREA: 6.2 (square miles approximately)

POPULATION: 5,110 (approximately)

EDUCATION:

Public Schools

Bayberry School K-4
Bayberry Lane
Watchung, NJ 07060

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
908-755-8184 Catherine Rock-908-755-8121

Valley View Middle School Grades 5-8
Valley View Road
- Watchung, NJ 07060
908-755-4422

Watchung Hills Regional High School Grades 9-12
108 Stirling Road
- Warren, NJ 07059
908-647-8000

Parochial Schools

Mt St. Mary?s Academy (Girls) Grades 9-12
1645 Highway 22
- Watchung, NJ 07060
908-757-0108

LIBRARY:

12 Stirling Road
Watchung, NJ 07060
908-561-0117

SOCIAL & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS:

Boy Scouts- Rich Brown-908-561-9226

Girl Scouts- Karen Haber-908-232-3236

Lions Club-Paul Michaelis-908-754-3797

Rotary Club-Alf Walton-908-647-6411

Optimist Club-Robert Dycknick-908-561-6323

Welcome Waon-Valerie Woods-908-953-8191

Garden Club-Caterine Schley-908-757-6566

SENIOR CITIZEN GROUPS:

Senior Services: Senior Citizens

Marie Murphy-908-754-3507

RECREATION:

Warrenbrook Golf and Swim Club

Watchung Reservation

Twin Brooks Country Club, Warren

Soccer Association-Steven Finkel-732-805-3414

Watchung Arts Center-Kristy Hartman, Pres.-908-753-0190

HOUSES OF WORSHIP:

St. Mary?s Roman Catholic Church-Stony Hill
225 Mountain Blvd. - Watchung,NJ 07060
908-756-6524

Wilson Memorial Union Church
7 Valley Road - Watchung, NJ 07060
908-755-5020

POST OFFICE: 

740 Somerset Street
Watchung, NJ 07060
908-756-1405

COMMUTING:

Bus Available from Berkeley Heights, Summit, North Plainfield

Rail Available from Berkeley Heights, Summit, North Plainfield

Road Major highways that connect to Newark and New York include Route 22 and Route 78

For rail and bus schedules and fare information call NJ Transit @ 1-800-772-2222 (within NJ) or 1-973-762-5100 out of area.