Kenilworth superintendent to get $100,000 to quit

KENILWORTH, NJ — The school board will pay former Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini more than $100,000, according to a separation agreement between the school district and the former official charged with defecating near the track and football field at Holmdel High School in May. Tramaglini, whose arrest by Holmdel police drew international attention and set off […]

Linden mayor balks at schools’ elections proposal

LINDEN, NJ — Mayor Derek Armstead blasted school Superintendent Danny Robertozzi’s proposal to not use the schools for June primary elections, saying the move would inconvenience residents and calling the plan an attempt at voter suppression. “The superintendent and the majority on the school board aren’t really concerned about who comes to vote; they just […]

Union man pays homage to national pastime’s past

Union man pays homage to national pastime’s past

UNION, NJ — Craig Combs was tested in his first game with his new baseball team when he was forced to sprint, slide and stretch to snare a sinking line drive. He used instincts, hustle and athleticism to make the highlight-reel catch. He didn’t, however, use a glove. Combs is the centerfielder, pitcher and one […]

Elizabeth author offers ways to generate extra income

Elizabeth author offers ways to generate extra income

ELIZABETH, NJ — Owning a machine that prints money is the stuff of dreams for many people. Owning an ATM might just be the next best thing, according to Sonel Soulouque. In his new book, “My Side Income: 7 Ways to Put More Money in Your Pocket,” the Elizabeth author details ways to earn supplemental […]

Study predicts 39 percent spike in Cranford student population

CRANFORD, NJ — The superintendent of schools and the school board president issued a joint statement expressing concern that a proposed 905-unit apartment complex planned at 750 Walnut Ave. would have a “dramatic and substantial impact” on the school district. The statement by Superintendent Scott Rubin and board President Kurt Petschow come in the wake […]

Hartz asked for environmental impact study

Hartz asked for environmental impact study

CRANFORD, NJ — The planning board was greeted with applause from 125 or so residents at its Aug. 1 meeting when it voted to require a developer seeking to build a 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. to provide an environmental impact statement. Board members wondered whether the 30.5-acre parcel of land had been […]

Rahway property taxes to climb $82 per home

Rahway property taxes to climb $82 per home

RAHWAY, NJ — More than half of the $82 property tax increase this year is due to the unexpectedly large number of residents participating in the state’s program to purchase homes repeatedly damaged by flooding, City Council members said Monday, July 23. The revelation came as the council voted unanimously to adopt the $37.7 million […]