Clerk resigns after eight years working for the borough

Clerk resigns after eight years working for the borough

KENILWORTH, NJ — Kenilworth borough clerk and administrator Laura Reinertsen resigned from her position at the Kenilworth Borough Council’s meeting on Wednesday, March 16, effective Thursday, March 31. Reinertsen worked for Kenilworth for eight years and was named Employee of the Year in 2018; she did not say at the meeting the reason for her […]

Snowstorm brings a visit from Lincoln to Cranford

Snowstorm brings a visit from Lincoln to Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — In advance of Presidents Day on Feb. 15, Robert Schott created an impressive 14-foot snow sculpture of the Lincoln Memorial. This isn’t the first time Schott has created a delightful snow sculpture in his front yard at 512 Springfield Ave. in Cranford; in the past he has created Snoopy from ‘Peanuts,’ Olaf […]

Ben Carson cuts ribbon as first phase is completed at the Brownstones in Rahway

Ben Carson cuts ribbon as first phase is completed at the Brownstones in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — The first phase of the Brownstones redevelopment project in Rahway came to a close on Monday, Dec. 21, when Mayor Raymond Giacobbe and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson cut the ribbon at the factory-turned–apartment complex. “Anyone from this city knows what this site used to look like,” Giacobbe said […]

Getting out the vote through theater

Getting out the vote through theater

UNION, NJ — Like the rest of everyday life, theater productions ground to a halt when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the world in March. Premiere Stages, the professional theater company in residence at Kean University, was no exception. But the company is back now, on an outdoor stage, with “Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak […]

Hillside Fire Department makes child’s day

Hillside Fire Department makes child’s day

HILLSIDE, NJ — When Hillside Councilman George Cook heard that Nicholas Vicidomini and his family were asked to leave Christ the King Church in town because Nicholas, who has autism, was playing and making noise in the church, he recognized the last name as that of someone he worked with. He discovered that his co-worker […]