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. […]

Judge rules girls can play on boys basketball teams

KENILWORTH, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 17, Judge Donald A. Kessler ruled that Sydney Phillips must be allowed to play basketball on the boys team at St. Theresa’s School in Kenilworth. The recent reports of two girls playing on the boys team at St. John the Apostle’s School in Clark was a significant factor in the […]

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 […]

Family fights for daughters to stay at St. Theresa’s

KENILWORTH, NJ — Sydney Phillips, of Kenilworth, and her sister were expelled from St. Theresa’s School in Kenilworth after their family took legal action against the school for forbidding Sydney to play on the boys’ basketball team. The girls’ team was cut due to lack of interest. “Our attorney received an email on Feb. 1 requesting […]

Cranford Zoning Board denies 7-Eleven application

CRANFORD, NJ — On Monday, Feb. 6, a zoning board meeting was held in Cranford for residents to voice their concerns and ask any questions they might have had about the application to build a 7-Eleven at 49 South Ave. W. After listening the the residents, the board voted to deny the application. “It was denied […]

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 […]

Cranford UMC hosts blanket event

Cranford UMC hosts blanket event

CRANFORD, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 11, Cranford United Methodist Church invited members of the community to help them make blankets at Cranford Community Center. The blankets are donated to variety of organizations. This year, the blankets will go to a domestic violence shelter in Elizabeth. The event coordinator was Holly Walker, who ordered the fleece […]

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