Cranford Planning Board OKs Mount Laurel plan

Cranford Planning Board OKs Mount Laurel plan

CRANFORD, NJ — The township may have brought its long struggle to meet its third-round Mount Laurel housing obligations to a close when the Planning Board voted to accept a plan that would zone for 105 affordable housing units. The plan calls for the creation of 85 units the township calculated as part of its […]

Officials identify victim in fatal Cranford house fire

Officials identify victim in fatal Cranford house fire

CRANFORD, NJ — The body of the man killed in the house fire on Hillcrest Avenue has been identified as Philip Anter. The 60-year-old resident was the owner and sole occupant of the single-family home at 155 Hillcrest Ave. Local Fire and Police departments responded to the blaze at about 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. […]

Hillside attorney facing termination in dispute with mayor

Hillside attorney facing termination in dispute with mayor

HILLSIDE, NJ — A dispute between the township attorney and the mayor, and purportedly her assistant, has the attorney on the brink of termination unless one councilman is allowed to change his vote. Councilman Donald DeAugustine asked at the end of the Dec. 11 caucus meeting if he could change his earlier vote from “abstain” […]

Proposed cell tower at UCC could stretch 140 feet high

Proposed cell tower at UCC could stretch 140 feet high

CRANFORD, NJ — A cell tower that Union County College proposes to build on the northwestern part of its campus could stretch 140 feet into the air, 10 feet higher than previously reported, according to school documents. According to the minutes from UCC’s Buildings and Ground Committee meeting on Sept. 25, AT&T is “interested in […]

Fatal Cranford house fire filled with ‘storage’

Fatal Cranford house fire filled with ‘storage’

CRANFORD, NJ — A house on Hillcrest Avenue destroyed by a fire that killed a man was filled with “storage,” according to officials, a factor that could have hampered firefighters. Local Fire and Police departments responded to the blaze at the single-family home at 155 Hillcrest Ave. at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday, according to a […]

Cranford to pay $300,000 over Swan Cleaners health claim

Cranford to pay $300,000 over Swan Cleaners health claim

CRANFORD, NJ — The township will pay $300,000 to a couple who became sick from leaking underground tanks owned by a dry cleaning business, as as part of a proposed settlement agreement. Municipal attorney Ryan Cooper made the announcement at the Nov. 27 Township Committee meeting. Edna and Edan Ben Elazar, who owned an electronics […]

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 […]

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