Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

Giannuzzi to become chief of Mountainside PD

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The borough appears set to change Lt. Joseph Giannuzzi’s title to “police chief” from “officer in charge” more than a year after he was given command of the department amid a sexual harassment suit and scandal that saw the resignation or suspension of three officers. Council President and Police Committee Chairman Keith […]

Cranford school board gets strategic plan update

Cranford High School auditorium rigging to cost $112K

Cranford school board gets strategic plan update

CRANFORD, NJ — The school district will expand its classroom bullying prevention lessons to include grades four, six and nine this year, along with peer mediation in the high school as part of its five-year strategic plan, Superintendent Scott Rubin told the local school board at its July 22 meeting. The information came along with […]

New interim principal announced for Union High School

New interim principal announced for Union High School

UNION, NJ — Battle Hill Elementary School Principal Mark Hoyt will become the interim principal at Union High School starting Aug. 1, Union Superintendent Gregory Tatum announced at the Union Board of Education’s July 16 meeting. Hoyt has been principal at Battle Hill since August 2015. Previously, he was the principal at Washington Elementary School. […]

Cranford set to ban plastic bags, utensils

Cranford set to ban plastic bags, utensils

CRANFORD, NJ — The township appears set to become the 17th municipality in New Jersey to bar commercial establishments from distributing single-use plastic utensils and bags under an ordinance introduced at the governing council’s meeting Tuesday, July 9. All five members — four Democrats and one Republican — voted at the meeting to introduce the […]

Decrepit Garwood factory collapses onto Route 28

Decrepit Garwood factory collapses onto Route 28

GARWOOD, NJ — A partial collapse of the vacant Garwood Paperboard factory injured no one but closed a major county thoroughfare July 3 for nearly 12 hours and wiped out power in more than 600 homes and businesses on one of the hottest days of the year. The three-story, century-old building originally had been slated […]

Incumbent freeholders win Dem primaries

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Freeholder incumbents Bette Jane Kowalski, Sergio Granados and Rebecca Williams appeared to win relatively easily in their bid for the Democratic nominations to the county commissioner board Tuesday night, beating back two slates of challengers. Kowalski, Granados and Williams — running on the endorsed line — had a more than two-to-one […]

AG appoints top aide as prosecutor

AG appoints top aide as prosecutor

ELIZABETH, NJ — State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has replaced Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael Monahan with his top aide and called on Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove to resign in the wake of an investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office that confirmed Cosgrove used derogatory terms to refer to staff. First Assistant Attorney General Jennifer […]

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