Moments in the life of an employee at Kean

Moments in the life of an employee at Kean

Former employee: They are not going to keep me quiet By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer Mary Roman believes silence means acceptance and there is no way she is keeping quiet about howKeanUniversityofficials treat their employees. Especially when the employee knows too much. Roman began her career at Kean in 2001 as a secretary in the University […]

Board submits ‘last stand’ report

Board of trustees hands over report to Middle States Commission By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer With its monitoring report now in the hands of the agency that will determine whether Kean University is worthy of keeping the accreditation it held since 1960, university officials await a critical visit next week that could play heavily into the […]

New chamber located in Roselle Park focuses on helping veterans

By Paul Greulich,  Staff Writer  ROSELLE PARK — Veterans with aspirations in the field of business now have a special resource to help them — the Veteran’s Chamber of Commerce, a new, statewide organization headquartered in Roselle Park. The Veterans’ Chamber of Commerce was started over the summer as a result of collaboration between businessman […]

Obituaries – Week of September 6th

BALZER — Alfred, of Kenilworth; Aug. 24. Was truck driver for Newark Teamster Union. CONDON — Hazel, formerly of Springfield; Aug. 28. Active church member. CORAGGIO — Peter C., formerly of Roselle; Aug. 28. Served in the Korean War. DONATELLI — Mauro, of Mountainside; Aug. 28. A retired mason. EDWARDS — Charlotte, of Springfield; Aug. […]

Chemical leak imperils school in Hillside

By Paul Greulich, Staff Writer HILLSIDE— Just weeks after the discovery of hazardous chemicals below Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School, officials have declared the building safe for students. While school is opening as planned this week, months of remediation efforts remain ahead in order to remove the contaminants from the site. Testing by the New […]

Board submits ‘last stand’ report

At meeting: ‘Where is the acknowledgement of personal responsibility?’ By Cheryl Hehl,  Staff Writer UNION COUNTY — Although most board meetings during the past year have begun in front of a large, raucous audience that jammed Kean Hall and spilled into the hallways and courtyard beyond, the Aug. 30 meeting was attended by a sparse crowd devoid of […]

The Birchwood Battle is just beginning

The Aug. 23, LocalSource editorial compared Cranford’s efforts opposing the Hekemian Group’s development of Birchwood Avenue to the futility of resisting the assault on the Alamo. Resistance may be as futile in August 2012 as it seemed in March 1836, but we hope not. Cranfordmay take hope from another battle that took place inTexassix weeks […]

Nothing simple about love story in ‘Past Reflections’

On the Shelf

There are no simple love stories in novels. There must be some sadness, some tragedy, some unforeseen incident or incidents to enliven the interest of the reader. Certainly, Sandra Bonaldi of Nutley understands what a reader really wants from a romantic novel. As a result, she has provided the ingredients necessary to enhance her characters […]

‘La Source’ premieres to applause at Cranford’s Digiplex movie theater

By Bea Smith,  Staff Writer It is absolutely amazing — and rare — when exciting and competent male dancers in a ballet production compete with the lovely and graceful ballerinas. Apparently, that is what was happening Sunday afternoon when the film of a live ballet, “La Source,” at the Paris Opera Theater unfolded at theCranfordmovie […]

Mason gets OK from state to ‘double dip’ in Cranford

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer CRANFORD — After receiving clarification from the state, the township is moving forward this week with selecting a new police chief so Police Chief Eric Mason can retire and permanently assume the administrator’s spot. Monday Deputy Mayor Andis Kalnins confirmed the township was able to clarify the confusion that arose […]