Board submits ‘last stand’ report

Board of trustees hands over report to Middle States Commission By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer With its monitoring report now in the hands of the agency that will determine whether Kean University is worthy of keeping the accreditation it held since 1960, university officials await a critical visit next week that could play heavily into the […]

New chamber located in Roselle Park focuses on helping veterans

By Paul Greulich,  Staff Writer  ROSELLE PARK — Veterans with aspirations in the field of business now have a special resource to help them — the Veteran’s Chamber of Commerce, a new, statewide organization headquartered in Roselle Park. The Veterans’ Chamber of Commerce was started over the summer as a result of collaboration between businessman […]

Obituaries – Week of September 6th

BALZER — Alfred, of Kenilworth; Aug. 24. Was truck driver for Newark Teamster Union. CONDON — Hazel, formerly of Springfield; Aug. 28. Active church member. CORAGGIO — Peter C., formerly of Roselle; Aug. 28. Served in the Korean War. DONATELLI — Mauro, of Mountainside; Aug. 28. A retired mason. EDWARDS — Charlotte, of Springfield; Aug. […]

Chemical leak imperils school in Hillside

By Paul Greulich, Staff Writer HILLSIDE— Just weeks after the discovery of hazardous chemicals below Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School, officials have declared the building safe for students. While school is opening as planned this week, months of remediation efforts remain ahead in order to remove the contaminants from the site. Testing by the New […]

Board submits ‘last stand’ report

At meeting: ‘Where is the acknowledgement of personal responsibility?’ By Cheryl Hehl,  Staff Writer UNION COUNTY — Although most board meetings during the past year have begun in front of a large, raucous audience that jammed Kean Hall and spilled into the hallways and courtyard beyond, the Aug. 30 meeting was attended by a sparse crowd devoid of […]

The Birchwood Battle is just beginning

The Aug. 23, LocalSource editorial compared Cranford’s efforts opposing the Hekemian Group’s development of Birchwood Avenue to the futility of resisting the assault on the Alamo. Resistance may be as futile in August 2012 as it seemed in March 1836, but we hope not. Cranfordmay take hope from another battle that took place inTexassix weeks […]

‘La Source’ premieres to applause at Cranford’s Digiplex movie theater

By Bea Smith,  Staff Writer It is absolutely amazing — and rare — when exciting and competent male dancers in a ballet production compete with the lovely and graceful ballerinas. Apparently, that is what was happening Sunday afternoon when the film of a live ballet, “La Source,” at the Paris Opera Theater unfolded at theCranfordmovie […]

Mason gets OK from state to ‘double dip’ in Cranford

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer CRANFORD — After receiving clarification from the state, the township is moving forward this week with selecting a new police chief so Police Chief Eric Mason can retire and permanently assume the administrator’s spot. Monday Deputy Mayor Andis Kalnins confirmed the township was able to clarify the confusion that arose […]

Obituaries – Week of August 30th

BASCH — Robert S., of Clark; Aug. 20. Teacher, guidance counselor. BRUSCA — Lenore B., of Springfield; Aug. 16. Owned Union electronics company. BURNS — Frank Robert, formerly of Roselle Park; July 14. Champion football coach. CARROLL — Patrick, of Linden; Aug. 23. Industrial supplies salesman. COHEN — Selma R., of Clark, formerly of Union; […]

Roselle 5K to honor firefighter who passed away last year

By Paul Greulich, Staff Writer ROSELLE — The borough is preparing to hold a special event to honor a fallen local hero — Fire Capt. Jonathan “Jon” Young, who died last year. The first annual Jon Young Memorial 5K race will honor the popular firefighter, who died suddenly of a heart attack while on duty in […]