Linden BOE devises alternatives after primary vote rebuff

Linden BOE devises alternatives after primary vote rebuff

LINDEN, NJ — The local Board of Education, which was recently denied a request to have June primary voting removed from its schools, has been notified that the Ward 5 polling station will be reassigned to one of the city’s schools. BOE President Raymond Topoleski announced at the board’s meeting Thursday, Sept. 20, that the […]

Skies to get noisier, more crowded over county

WESTFIELD, NJ — The skies over Union County will become noisier and more crowded, according to Union County’s Air Traffic and Noise Advisory Board. The board spent most of the meeting Monday, Sept. 17, analyzing sections of a recent Port Authority study about air traffic noise in and around Newark International Airport. The study projects […]

Linden firefighters accuse chief of assault, racism

Linden firefighters accuse chief of assault, racism

LINDEN, NJ — A Linden Fire Department senior captain has made a series of allegations against fire Chief Joseph Dooley, including that he was “physically assaulted” by the chief at the scene of a call. Reading from a prepared statement at the council meeting on Monday, Sept. 17, Capt. Fred Castle alleged that Dooley used […]

Rallied church set to celebrate 90th anniversary

Rallied church set to celebrate 90th anniversary

UNION, NJ – Monsignor Anselm Nwaorgu was talking about how the congregants at St. Michael’s rallied together and raised almost three times the amount of money needed to restore the Roman Catholic church’s bells. As he finished making his point about their generosity, a clap of thunder rattled the window inside his office. It was […]

Developer claims 750 Walnut to create same traffic pattern

Developer claims 750 Walnut to create same traffic pattern

CRANFORD, NJ — A proposed 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. would generate “roughly the same” amount of traffic as it would if it were a fully occupied industrial complex, according to an engineer for Hartz Mountain Industries. Karl Pehnke, the traffic engineer for the developer, estimated at the Sept. 13 Cranford Planning Board […]

Ousted Roselle school board member takes case before judge

Ousted Roselle school board member takes case before judge

NEWARK, NJ  – The attorney for a deposed member of the Roselle Board of Education argued that his client should be reinstated because its members acted against their own bylaws when they voted to dismiss him. Daniel Antonelli, the attorney for Archange Antoine, repeatedly argued the board was wrong to cite Policy 145 concerning the […]

Elections board rebuffs Linden schools on primary vote

Elections board rebuffs Linden schools on primary vote

LINDEN, NJ – The local Board of Education is exploring other security options after its formal request to have June primary voting removed from its schools was turned down by the Union County Board of Elections. Raymond Topoleski, the president of the board, said the members are concerned for the safety of the students on […]

Clark eyes Cranford project that would have great ‘impact’

Clark eyes Cranford project that would have great ‘impact’

CLARK, NJ — Mayor Sal Bonaccorso said he is continuing to monitor the progress of a developer’s proposal to build a 905-unit apartment complex on the boundary with neighboring Cranford. The project, which would add almost 2,000 people to Clark’s backyard, would “greatly impact” his municipality, Bonaccorso said after a special council meeting Tuesday, Sept. […]