Ruling against Kean could have widespread implications

UNION COUNTY, NJ — An appellate court has ruled that Kean University failed to provide adequate notice to a professor before deciding not to renew her contract at a public meeting. Kean University’s board of trustees made the decision not to reappoint associate professor of nursing Valera Hascup at a Dec. 6, 2014, meeting, without prior […]

Questions continue about Hillside’s municipal website

HILLSIDE, NJ — The controversy regarding the township of Hillside’s municipal website continues, as several council members, along with some residents, want to know why many roads — or links — on the site either lead to nowhere, or to the top of the site’s homepage, which features a greeting from, and a photo of, Hillside […]

Borough comes together to support war memorial

Borough comes together to support war memorial

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Months after a controversy erupted over a war memorial in Roselle Park, residents and businesses are coming together to show support for the memorial, as well as solidarity with Mayor Carl Hokanson, by placing kneeling soldier memorials on front lawns, in their windows and on the sides of buildings throughout the borough. […]

For this LHS teacher, it’s all about chemistry

LINDEN, NJ — A teacher in Linden has created a fun and exciting way to teach his class the concepts of chemistry. Sean Bannon, a chemistry and forensics teacher at Linden High School, has brought the dating game into his 10-grade classroom, and for these students, it was love at first sight. Bannon said that he […]

Proposed Pilgrim Pipeline sparks further debate

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Two proposed parallel oil pipelines that would cross 30 municipalities throughout five New Jersey counties, along with 25 municipalities throughout six New York counties, are generating further discussion and scrutiny as the 2018 gubernatorial and legislative elections draw near. The project, proposed in 2014 by Pilgrim Pipelines Holdings, LLC, would use two […]

Hillside to honor resident at Black History Month event

Hillside to honor resident at Black History Month event

HILLSIDE, NJ — One of Hillside’s finest will be honored at a Black History Month event in the township. The Feb. 18 program, presented by the Hillside Fraternal Order of Police and the Hillside Police Benevolent Association, will be held at Hillside Public Library and will honor retired Hillside Police Detective Calvin Johnson, the very first […]

Former EFD inspector awarded $1 million in suit

ELIZABETH, NJ — A former city of Elizabeth fire inspector has been awarded more than $1 million resulting from a lawsuit filed against the city, the Elizabeth Fire Department and Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. Also named in the suit is Fire Director Onofrio Vitullo, Fire Chief Edward Sisk, acting Fire Chief Thomas McNamara and Fire […]

Roselle senior group locked out of community center

ROSELLE, NJ — The Roselle Active Seniors group has been, literally, locked out of the Amalfe Community Center, where members have been meeting for more than 30 years. According to the borough administration, it has reached out to the group regarding the possibility of a meeting to resolve the issue, but no meeting was scheduled as […]

Prominent Linden BOE member will be missed

Prominent Linden BOE member will be missed

LINDEN, NJ — Some people manage to make an indelible mark on those who know them, and Susan Hudak was just that person. Hudak, a resident of the city of Linden for many years, died Jan. 29 at the age of 59, but the impact she had on the community, specifically on Linden’s school district, is […]

Cryan Association honors those who give back

Cryan Association honors those who give back

UNION, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 27, the Cryan Association held its 57th annual social at the Galloping Hill Inn in Union. The event raises money each year, which supports the association during the Irish season, as well as helping those in need throughout the year. This year’s honorees included Arthur Hynes, the recently retired owner […]

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