Early morning blaze sends Garwood firefighters to hospital

Early morning blaze sends Garwood firefighters to hospital

GARWOOD — One local firefighter was hospitalized for heat-related injuries, and another was treated and released for minor injuries, from battling an early morning blaze that severely damaged an unoccupied house on Willow Avenue on Friday, July 13. “It was a vacant house,” Garwood fire Chief Allan Tweedle said. “It was under renovation, so nobody […]

Sunny Acres recognized by committee as historic district

Sunny Acres recognized by committee as historic district

CRANFORD, NJ — Wedged into the corner of one bookshelf inside Carole Esposito’s home are four binders stuffed with yellowed newspaper clippings, black and white photos and faded maps. Together, they tell the history of the Sunny Acres development going back to when 172 Cape Cod and Colonial Revival-style houses were constructed by Sears, Roebuck […]

Cranford residents upset with developer’s no-shows

Cranford residents upset with developer’s no-shows

CRANFORD, NJ — A group of residents opposed to plans for 905 apartments on a 30.5-acre property at 750 Walnut Ave. say they don’t want their efforts turned into a cartoon punchline. Cranford Residents Against Overdevelopment has stated in a letter that property owner Hartz Mountain Industries often withdraws from meetings, comparing its actions to […]

Clark looks to build new police headquarters

CLARK, NJ — Plans for a new three-story police station featuring upgrades were unveiled at the July 2 council meeting. The current station is 60 years old. Business administrator John Laezza said that the plan is to build a new station behind the existing one on Westfield Avenue. When the new building is ready, the […]

Roselle gets third superintendent since late June

ROSELLE, NJ — James Baker has been selected as the interim superintendent of schools, making him the third man to hold the title in little more than a week. Richard Corbett, who served on an interim basis for about six months before officially being appointed as top administrator in June 2017, announced his resignation in […]

Clark mayor says the A&P site is under contract

Clark mayor says the A&P site is under contract

CLARK, NJ — Mayor Sal Bonaccorso said the A&P site on Westfield Avenue, which has been abandoned since it closed in 2006, has been purchased by a developer. Bonaccorso said he hopes this will be the beginning of the end of a long and frustrating chapter for the township, which has tried to negotiate with […]