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 […]

Springfield man preserves family histories

Springfield man preserves family histories

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – There was the baker whose cheesecakes were so delicious, Frank Sinatra would order them by the case. There also was the furniture maker who used his guile and engineering skills to stay alive during the Holocaust. And even more, there was the entrepreneur who rubbed elbows with Hollywood royalty such as Liza […]

Kenilworth schools’ ‘super pooper’ resigns, sues cops

KENILWORTH, NJ — The local Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini nearly three months after he was charged with defecating near the track and football field at Holmdel High School. The board voted unanimously to accept his resignation, effective Sunday, Sept. 30. “Based on events unrelated to his service for Kenilworth, […]

Roselle approves schools superintendent, assistant

Roselle approves schools superintendent, assistant

ROSELLE, NJ — The school board approved the contract of the new interim superintendent and announced it has selected a new assistant superintendent, trying to restore stability after a recent succession of resignations, suspensions, firings, investigations and a forensic audit. The board voted to hire James Baker as its interim superintendent at its July 23 […]

Mountainside police chief, senior officer to retire

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Police Chief Allan Attanasio and Detective Sgt. Andrew Huber are retiring, borough officials have announced, two and a half months after they were identified in a lawsuit against the municipality accusing them of harassment. The two were removed from the borough’s payroll July 20, according to a statement read by Mayor Paul […]