Hair stylist seated as newest Roselle school board member

ROSELLE, NJ — Lifelong borough resident Jonathon “Shawon” Spearman has said his connections to the community will be his greatest strength as the newest member of the Board of Education, which he characterized as “a mess.” Spearman was appointed to the board by an 8-0 vote at its Nov. 19 meeting. After being sworn in […]

Armstead in line for 40 percent raise as Linden mayor

Armstead in line for 40 percent raise as Linden mayor

LINDEN, NJ — Mayor Derek Armstead is in line to reap the financial rewards of his landslide re-election victory three weeks ago. Armstead, who won the mayoral race with 70 percent of the vote, could receive a 40-percent pay raise starting next year. His current salary is $73,425, and he could earn as much as […]

Cranford suggests number for Mount Laurel housing units

CRANFORD, NJ — The township has submitted a plan in Superior Court to satisfy its Mount Laurel housing obligation just weeks before its immunity from “ builder’s remedy” lawsuits was set to expire. The “declaratory judgment” request is dated Nov. 20, and was signed by Jeffrey Surenian, a Brielle attorney who is representing the municipality […]

Cranford residents revisit air traffic noise fight

CRANFORD, NJ – The on-again, off-again battle that has waged for decades to reduce air traffic noise in the skies above the township appears to be intensifying again. The Township Committee adopted a resolution at its Nov. 5 meeting “expressing opposition” to the “increase of low-flying aircraft in the community since May 2018.” A copy […]

Prosecutor rebuffs claim against former police chief

Prosecutor rebuffs claim against former police chief

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has found no proof that the borough’s former police chief pointed a gun at other officers — a claim contained in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the municipality in May. According to the letter dated Nov. 1 and signed by Acting Prosecutor Michael Monahan, the UCPO […]

Cranford residents seek to halt cell tower at UCC

WESTFIELD, NJ – Several Cranford residents, fearing that a proposed 130-foot cell tower to be built on the Union County College campus would be an eyesore that would drive down their property values, urged the Union County Freeholders to halt its construction. Christine Licata told the freeholders at their Nov. 8 meeting in Westfield that […]