Residents clamor at officials for answers to park problems

By Paul Greulich, Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD — Same old complaints, new location. Local officials are receiving reports of unruly crowds of out-of-towners causing trouble at Laurel Park, the last recreation facility featuring a full-court basketball setup. At their Aug. 6 meeting, the Township Committee voted unanimously to direct the public affairs subcommittee, township administrator and police […]

Cranford’s rapidly ending mystery

The bus trips fromCranford’sOrange Avenuepool to theCountyCourthouseinElizabethwill soon be ending. Residents who are attending court sessions, and are justifiably concerned over a 360-unit apartment building proposal in the Birchwood area of town, are getting some painful lessons in the affordable-housing saga. At this point, it’s reminiscent of the line by Basil Rathbone in a 1943 […]

Obituaries August 23rd

AUDINIS — Wanda, of Linden; Aug. 15. Attended church daily. BOYKO — Joseph, of Linden; Aug. 17. A member of the Linden City Democratic Club. CARROLL — David D., formerly of Roselle; Aug. 12. Funeral services held. CHEMIDLIN — Rita M., of Kenilworth; Aug. 14. Retired school cafeteria worker. COCUZZA — Angelo, formerly of Roselle […]

Legal bills mounting as Cranford endures Birchwood saga

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer  CRANFORD — Although the township has been fighting the Birchwood Development for years, in the end taxpayers end up footing the legal bill that grows day by day. However, the township stands strongly behind this effort and does not intend to back down. Regardless of the cost. According to legal bills […]

Father stands guard over son, Rahway cop in coma

By Shira Kipnees, Correspondent RAHWAY — Sometimes in life, even the greatest of heroes can become the victims. John Donofrio Jr. is a man who did his best to protect all those in-need. However, this local hero, a police officer in Rahway, became a victim on June 28 after a serious motorcycle accident left him […]

Mayor invited to breakfast with the Governor

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer LINDEN — Mayor Rich Gerbounka received a very special invitation last month for himself and 40 other movers and shakers in the community. But while this busy mayor gets invitations of all kinds, receiving one from the governor was indeed special and it came with a bonus that was not expected. […]

Obituaries August 16th

AFFLECK — Edwin B., of Clark; July 29. BENDER — Norma, of Rahway; July 29. BISCIOTTI — Louis Jr., formerly of Kenilworth; July 13. CAGGIANO — Josephine M., of Rahway; Aug. 2. COSTA — Frank “Ciccio,” of Kenilworth; Aug. 3. CRISAFULLI — Jean S., formerly of Clark; Aug. 5. CRISAFULLI — Philip, formerly of Clark; […]

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