Springfield man preserves family histories

Springfield man preserves family histories

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – There was the baker whose cheesecakes were so delicious, Frank Sinatra would order them by the case. There also was the furniture maker who used his guile and engineering skills to stay alive during the Holocaust. And even more, there was the entrepreneur who rubbed elbows with Hollywood royalty such as Liza […]

Kenilworth schools’ ‘super pooper’ resigns, sues cops

KENILWORTH, NJ — The local Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini nearly three months after he was charged with defecating near the track and football field at Holmdel High School. The board voted unanimously to accept his resignation, effective Sunday, Sept. 30. “Based on events unrelated to his service for Kenilworth, […]

Roselle approves schools superintendent, assistant

Roselle approves schools superintendent, assistant

ROSELLE, NJ — The school board approved the contract of the new interim superintendent and announced it has selected a new assistant superintendent, trying to restore stability after a recent succession of resignations, suspensions, firings, investigations and a forensic audit. The board voted to hire James Baker as its interim superintendent at its July 23 […]

Mountainside police chief, senior officer to retire

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Police Chief Allan Attanasio and Detective Sgt. Andrew Huber are retiring, borough officials have announced, two and a half months after they were identified in a lawsuit against the municipality accusing them of harassment. The two were removed from the borough’s payroll July 20, according to a statement read by Mayor Paul […]

Clark’s newest cop takes inspiration from Grandma

Clark’s newest cop takes inspiration from Grandma

CLARK — Thomas Balsamo was surrounded by friends and family members as he was sworn in as the township’s newest police officer. His thoughts, however, drifted back to his late grandmother. Nicolina Balsamo was a feisty and fearless member of the Chatham Police Department for 40 years, during which time she once issued a ticket […]

Cranford gets glimpse of 750 Walnut housing project

Cranford gets glimpse of 750 Walnut housing project

CRANFORD — A design concept unveiled at the local planning board meeting on Wednesday, July 18, gave residents their first glimpse of the proposed 905-unit apartment project at 750 Walnut Ave. A series of architect’s renderings depicted three, five-story buildings and two, four-story buildings on the 30.5-acre tract located on the Clark border at the […]

Former Linden police chief installed as undersheriff

ELIZABETH — Former Linden police Chief Jonathan Parham was sworn in as Union County undersheriff on Friday, July 13, filling the spot vacated by state Sen. Joe Cryan. Parham, who took the oath of office from Union County Vicinage Assignment Judge Karen Cassidy, will join undersheriffs Amilcar Colon and Dennis Burke as the executive management […]