Wrestling promoter brings action to Rahway Rec Center

Wrestling promoter brings action to Rahway Rec Center

RAHWAY, NJ — Beefy babyfaces and heinous heels were clobbered with folding chairs, launched into the turnbuckles and tossed clear out of the ring and onto the Rahway Recreation Center floor. The feigned expressions of agony, right down to the full-body convulsions, whipped the hundreds of pro wrestling fans who packed this gym Friday, Sept. […]

Roselle seeks ideas for downtown remake

Roselle seeks ideas for downtown remake

ROSELLE, NJ — Mayor Christine Dansereau wants to give the downtown Roselle business district a facelift and she’s asking for assistance. Residents can visit www.boroughofroselle.com and fill out a survey to give their feedback on how the downtown shopping corridor should look, the types of shops and amenities that might foster foot traffic, and other […]

Density scrutinized by board for 750 Walnut

Density scrutinized by board for 750 Walnut

CRANFORD, NJ  — The local Planning Board at its Sept. 5 meeting focused on the issue of density and whether a builder’s plan to construct 30 units per acre at 750 Walnut Ave. would be “consistent and compatible” with other development in the township. Although density has often been the topic during five months of […]

Controversial Trump billboard comes down after brief run

Controversial Trump billboard comes down after brief run

UNION, NJ — A billboard at the center of the township that became the center of a nationwide controversy has been taken down seemingly as suddenly as it went up. For eight days, a billboard sporting a photo of President Trump and the phrase “Our Leader The Idiot” greeted motorists and pedestrians on the eastbound […]

Ousted Roselle school board member appeals to the state

ROSELLE, NJ — The school board member who was dismissed during a combative, sometimes chaotic meeting attended by about 200 people has filed an appeal seeking immediate reinstatement. Archange Antoine, an eight-year member and the longest-serving on the board, was removed by a 5-4 vote at the Aug. 27 meeting in the Abraham Clark High […]

Linden school board pushes to end primary voting

LINDEN, NJ – The school board is seeking to have June primary voting removed from the district’s schools, despite having already been met with sharp criticism and accusations of voter suppression by Mayor Derek Armstead. The board, at its Aug. 28 meeting, voted to authorize President Raymond Topoleski to send a letter to the city […]

Longtime Cranford firefighter eulogized by mayor

Longtime Cranford firefighter eulogized by mayor

CRANFORD, NJ — Mayor Tom Hannen’s voice cracked with emotion as he paid tribute to longtime resident Brian Koshney at the close of the Aug. 14 township committee meeting. Hannen remembered Koshney, 50, who died of cancer earlier that day at Overlook Medical Center in Summit. The resident was a repairman for the Cranford pools […]

Cranford teens climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Cranford teens climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

CRANFORD, NJ — From the summit, James Anderson watched the sun ascend through the clouds and begin to warm the side of Mount Kilimanjaro. What the world looks like from 19,000 feet above sea level — and 7,500 miles from home — is something the 17-year-old Anderson struggles to put into words. Though it was […]