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 […]

Food truck business gets Cranford OK

Food truck business gets Cranford OK

CRANFORD, N.J. — A food truck and delivery business will be moving into the township after the local Planning Board gave its approval to Food Truck Inc. to repurpose an existing warehouse at 41 and 42 Jackson Drive on the corner of Moen Avenue on the Roselle border. According to Food Truck chief operating officer […]

Kenilworth middle schooler joins reporting ranks

Kenilworth middle schooler joins reporting ranks

KENILWORTH, N.J. — Bobby Liberatos doesn’t have an editor in quite the same tradition as Perry White and Jonah Jameson, of comic book fame, or even Lou Grant, of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” but the David Brearley Middle School eighth-grader is learning journalism. Chosen as one of 50 students from hundreds of applicants worldwide […]

Cranford strikes deal for Mount Laurel housing number

CRANFORD, N.J. — The Township Committee has approved a deal to settle the municipality’s court-mandated Mount Laurel housing requirements, agreeing to zone property for residential use during the next half decade that would include 440 reduced-rate apartments. According to township attorney Ryan Cooper at the committee’s Nov. 12 meeting, the agreement with the Fair Share […]

Overlook rheumatologist recognized by Arthritis Foundation

Overlook rheumatologist recognized by Arthritis Foundation

SUMMIT, N.J. — As a harpist, Cecelia Chartoff needs her hands to be in good working order, but it’s not always easy for the performer, who has rheumatoid arthritis. The chronic autoimmune disorder affects the joints and can also attack other body systems. However, Chartoff rarely misses a performance and she credits her reliability to […]

Kean University receives accreditation for genetic counseling program

Kean University receives accreditation for genetic counseling program

Kean University has received accreditation for a new graduate program in genetic counseling, paving the way for students to begin coursework next autumn, the school announced in an Oct. 25 press release. The master of science degree in genetic counseling will be offered through the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics at Kean […]