Clark looks to build new police headquarters

CLARK, NJ — Plans for a new three-story police station featuring upgrades were unveiled at the July 2 council meeting. The current station is 60 years old. Business administrator John Laezza said that the plan is to build a new station behind the existing one on Westfield Avenue. When the new building is ready, the […]

Roselle gets third superintendent since late June

ROSELLE, NJ — James Baker has been selected as the interim superintendent of schools, making him the third man to hold the title in little more than a week. Richard Corbett, who served on an interim basis for about six months before officially being appointed as top administrator in June 2017, announced his resignation in […]

Clark mayor says the A&P site is under contract

Clark mayor says the A&P site is under contract

CLARK, NJ — Mayor Sal Bonaccorso said the A&P site on Westfield Avenue, which has been abandoned since it closed in 2006, has been purchased by a developer. Bonaccorso said he hopes this will be the beginning of the end of a long and frustrating chapter for the township, which has tried to negotiate with […]

Summit Fire Department looks for new home

Summit Fire Department looks for new home

SUMMIT, NJ — Fire Chief Eric Evers said there are memories everywhere he turns inside the firehouse. “A lot of guys have gone through here,” he said. “I always say that when it comes to the job, it’s a second family. You live together, you sleep together, you cry together. It was all done in […]

Roselle schools assistant superintendent quits

Roselle schools assistant superintendent quits

ROSELLE, NJ — Assistant Superintendent Shakirah Harrington has resigned from the school district, leaving the top two administrative positions in the borough vacant as an audit indicates district funds were used to purchase two vehicles without the knowledge of the former superintendent. Harrington announced her resignation June 28. Superintendent Richard Corbett announced his resign ation […]

Residents grill Mountainside council over police case

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Several residents have told the mayor and Borough Council they are concerned that a recent lawsuit filed against the borough by five male police officers and a female clerical employee could raise taxes and decrease property values. At the June 19 council meeting, a $200,000 emergency appropriation was approved to help pay […]

Cranford police arrest man for modifying, igniting fireworks

CRANFORD, NJ – A 26-year-old man was arrested for modifying mortar-style fireworks and setting them off along Raritan Road, police said. Michael Kossup, 26, of Linden, was charged with possession of prohibited destructive devices, Detective Lt. Edward Davenport said in an email. Davenport said Cranford police received calls from residents who reported hearing explosions June […]

Keyboard player sees the world from Cranford

Keyboard player sees the world from Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — Mark Baron was spending a quiet Sunday afternoon dutifully whipping up a batch of chicken enchiladas. His kitchen is about 120 miles — and a world away — from where he’d been the previous night. Baron shared the stage with music royalty on a recent Saturday night as he played a gig with […]