Summit ranked best school district in county

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Summit has the best public schools in Union County and the fourth-best in New Jersey, according to the website Niche in its annual survey of New Jersey’s public education districts. The ranking for 2019 puts Summit one place above last year’s classification. Union County moved two more schools into the top 20: […]

State revokes teaching certificates of ex-Linden High School instructor

State education officials have revoked the teaching certificates of a former Linden High School instructor who was found to have helped several students cheat on the 2013 High School Proficiency Assessment exam. The Department of Education’s State Board of Examiners yanked the license of Rolando Laguna in an order issued Wednesday, June 18. According to […]

Former Summit mayor tackles shared services

SUMMIT, NJ — Jordan Glatt and Nic Platt have heard it before — for decades — they said. Glatt served as mayor of Summit from 2003 to 2011, and Platt did the same in Harding, located in Morris County, from 2013 to 2016. Both also served on their respective councils. For as long as they can […]

Armstead bucks endorsed line, wins Linden Dem mayoral nod

LINDEN, NJ — Incumbent Derek Armstead overcame being shunted off the endorsed Democratic line to capture the mayoral primary in Linden on Tuesday night, fending off Councilwomen Gretchen Hickey and Rhashonna Cosby in what was a nasty intraparty fight. The lopsided win was a slap to state senator and newly elected Union County Democratic Party Chairman […]

Mountainside police chief, two others placed on leave

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Police Chief Alan Attanasio and two senior officers have been placed on paid leave, borough officials confirmed, following a lawsuit brought by five male police officers and a female part-time clerical employee claiming sexual harassment. The lawsuit says the harassment dates back nearly 20 years within the department and accuses borough officials […]

Ethics charges are filed against Union County judge

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A Superior Court judge who was convicted in February of defiant trespass in a dispute with her daughters’ Catholic grade school regarding one of the girl’s desires to play basketball on the boys’ team has been formally charged by a judicial board with five ethics violations. The action by the Advisory Committee […]

Springfield firefighters play storks, angels on I-78

Springfield firefighters play storks, angels on I-78

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Storks and angels can find you anywhere, even on the front seat of a car on Interstate 78 in morning rush-hour traffic. That’s what Anuj and Vandhana Desai learned the morning of March 20, when Springfield fire Chief Carlo Palumbo and Capt. Michael Mastroeni arrived in the nick of time to deliver […]