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 […]

Restaurant Weeks take over Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As Councilwoman Linda Karlovitch gazed at the families and groups of friends strolling Boulevard and the side streets of Kenilworth, she swelled with pride. This “sleepy town,” as she put it, had been transformed into a dining destination for those hungry for fine fare. “It was lively, that was the vibe,” Karlovitch […]

Cryan decries federal ruling on Waterfront Commission

CLARK, NJ — State Sen. Joseph Cryan said he believes New Jersey should be allowed to sever ties with the bi-state regulatory commission created by New Jersey and New York more than 60 years ago to police several sprawling maritime shipping terminals, including Port Elizabeth. Cryan, who represents Elizabeth, Hillside, Roselle and Union in the […]

Cranford resident, Montvale cop is arrested for cocaine

CRANFORD, NJ — A Cranford resident and former member of the township’s auxiliary police department has been charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police records. David Tenbroeck, 36, a detective in the Montvale Police Department in Bergen County, did not show up for work Sunday, May 13. […]

Prosecutor’s Office probing allegations in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment and assault contained in a lawsuit brought by five male police officers and a female clerical employee, Mayor Paul Mirabelli said. Although the prosecutor’s office has refused to confirm or deny any probe, Mirabelli said at the borough’s […]