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 […]

Early morning blaze sends Garwood firefighters to hospital

Early morning blaze sends Garwood firefighters to hospital

GARWOOD — One local firefighter was hospitalized for heat-related injuries, and another was treated and released for minor injuries, from battling an early morning blaze that severely damaged an unoccupied house on Willow Avenue on Friday, July 13. “It was a vacant house,” Garwood fire Chief Allan Tweedle said. “It was under renovation, so nobody […]

Sunny Acres recognized by committee as historic district

Sunny Acres recognized by committee as historic district

CRANFORD, NJ — Wedged into the corner of one bookshelf inside Carole Esposito’s home are four binders stuffed with yellowed newspaper clippings, black and white photos and faded maps. Together, they tell the history of the Sunny Acres development going back to when 172 Cape Cod and Colonial Revival-style houses were constructed by Sears, Roebuck […]

Cranford residents upset with developer’s no-shows

Cranford residents upset with developer’s no-shows

CRANFORD, NJ — A group of residents opposed to plans for 905 apartments on a 30.5-acre property at 750 Walnut Ave. say they don’t want their efforts turned into a cartoon punchline. Cranford Residents Against Overdevelopment has stated in a letter that property owner Hartz Mountain Industries often withdraws from meetings, comparing its actions to […]