Linden schools to hire former cops for armed security

LINDEN, NJ — Armed special law enforcement officers in uniform will soon be posted inside four schools as part of the city’s ongoing effort to increase security for its 6,100 students. The goal is to have the officers inside Linden High School’s Academy of Science and Technology, McManus and Soehl middle schools and School No. […]

Cranford administrator resigns, replaced by police chief

CRANFORD, NJ — Terence Wall, who played a central role in bringing Cranford’s purchase and sale of the controversial Birchwood property to a close after decades of legal and logistical roadblocks, is leaving his position as township administrator after five years. The members of the Township Committee at their Oct. 23 meeting voted unanimously to […]

Ex-Kenilworth schools super pleads guilty in ‘pooping’ case

KENILWORTH, NJ — Former Kenilworth Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini, who became known as the “Super Pooper” in headlines across the country and beyond, has pleaded guilty in Holmdel Municipal Court to defecating in public. A spokesperson in the court confirmed that Tramaglini pleaded guilty to a noncriminal municipal offense Wednesday, Oct. 24, and will pay a $500 […]

Cranford board, residents grill traffic engineer

Cranford board, residents grill traffic engineer

CRANFORD, NJ — Planning Board members and residents spent much of the Oct. 17 meeting asking an expert for a developer seeking to build a 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. how much traffic would be too much for the area. They questioned Karl Pehnke, traffic expert for Hartz Mountain industries, in an attempt […]

Ethics charges filed in Linden schools’ primary voting spat

LINDEN, NJ — State ethics charges have been filed against two school board members stemming from the unauthorized release of internal communications that ignited controversy between school officials and Mayor Derek Armstead. Board of Education President Raymond Topoleski confirmed during an Oct. 19 phone interview that charges were filed against Gregory Martucci and Katarzyna Kozak […]

Cranford adds meetings to solicit info on district shakeup

CRANFORD, NJ — School Superintendent Scott Rubin has announced seven more meetings to gather feedback from the community concerning his plans to “reimagine” the school district. Rubin said since he first outlined the addition of free full-day kindergarten, the creation of Cranford Middle School and a variety of other changes to the township’s schools at […]

Roselle Park mayor’s race offers a unique choice

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Mayor Carl Hokanson, who failed to win the Democratic nomination and is running for re-election as an independent, said he is gaining support from residents tired of “watching the fighting between Democrats and Republicans.” When the mayor did not receive the party nomination in March he quickly announced he would run […]

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