Medical lab gets OK to move into Cranford

Medical lab gets OK to move into Cranford

CRANFORD, N.J. — Another business intends to repurpose an existing warehouse in the southeast corner of the municipality now that the Cranford Planning Board has unanimously approved Excell Clinical Laboratory to take over the building at 95 Dermody St. at its Dec. 4 meeting. The approval follows last month’s action in which Food Truck Inc. […]

Caroling worms and a rat king come to Kean

Caroling worms and a rat king come to Kean

UNION, N.J. — Caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil rat king are all part of Lightwire Theater’s performance of “A Very Electric Holiday” at Kean University’s Wilkins Theater on Friday, Dec. 13. The show combines puppetry, dancing and electroluminescence to tell the story of a bird named Max who gets […]

Large percentage of PILOT to go to schools

CRANFORD, NJ — The Township Committee unanimously approved the introduction of an ordinance that would allocate a portion of the annual service charge received from Birchwood Developers Urban Renewal Associates LLC to the Cranford Public School District. The buildings on Birchwood Avenue, which will have 225 apartments, are currently under construction; the town anticipates that […]

Union professors chosen as NJ Public Scholars

Union professors chosen as NJ Public Scholars

UNION, NJ — Kean University’s reach will expand beyond the school’s Union County campus as history professors Sue Kozel and Frank Argote-Freyre were recently selected as New Jersey Public Scholars by the New Jersey Council on the Humanities. Kozel, an adjunct history professor, and Argote-Freyre, an associate professor of Latin American history, were among 20 […]

Little Free Library program comes to Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ — Little Free Libraries have been around for a decade, and now the borough has one of its own, with plans to add more. Roselle resident Juli-Anne Benjamin, director of curriculum at the Great Oaks Legacy Charter School in Newark, has brought the program to Roselle. The Little Free Library is an international […]

Walnut PTA gifts $5,000 to the district for new iPads

CRANFORD, NJ — The Board of Education has accepted a $5,000 donation from the Walnut Avenue Parent Teacher Association, which will be used for the purchase of iPads for students in kindergarten through second grade. Board of Education Administrator Robert Carfagno received the check Tuesday, Nov. 19. The donation will ideally provide an iPad for […]

Kean profs protest as part of statewide demonstration

Kean profs protest as part of statewide demonstration

UNION, N.J. — Professors, lecturers, professional staff and librarians at Kean University joined instructors from eight other New Jersey public colleges in a statewide demonstration protesting for a new contract Wednesday, Nov. 20. Kean instructors picketed as part of the state College Council along Morris Avenue at the intersection of Green Lane across from the […]

Cranford Theater returns after two-month renovation

Cranford Theater returns after two-month renovation

CRANFORD, N.J. — The Cranford Theater is back in business after a two-month renovation. The theater reopened Nov. 8 with a new lobby, seating, curtains and projectors just in time for the holiday season. “We opened with a lot of positives,” theater owner Doreen Sayegh said in a recent interview with LocalSource. “And it makes […]

Union students owe $270,000 in lunch costs

Union students owe $270,000 in lunch costs

UNION, N.J. — The school district is facing a $270,000 deficit for unpaid lunches from last year, Board of Education members were told at their Nov. 19 meeting, and one official suggested hiring a collection agency to recover the funds. “We’re shocked to hear $270,000. Is that correct?” board member Vito Nufrio said. “That number […]