Springfield Planning Board approves cell phone tower improvements

Springfield Planning Board approves cell phone tower improvements

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — T-Mobile Northeast put forth an application to upgrade its facility and provide improved service at Springfield’s Planning Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 15. In the application, T-Mobile Northeast’s attorney, Frank Ferraro of Ferraro & Stamos, explained during the virtual meeting that the site plan waiver would be for the T-Mobile Northeast cell […]

Summit Common Council welcomes new administrative agent for affordable housing

Summit Common Council welcomes new administrative agent for affordable housing

SUMMIT, NJ — During the Summit Common Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 15, council members welcomed Marc Leckington of Leckington Advisors as its new affordable housing administrative assistant. Matthew DiLauri, the administrative manager of the Department of Community Services and municipal housing liaison, introduced Leckington during the meeting. Leckington was appointed to the position in […]

Roselle seniors enjoy Thanksgiving meal during pre-Thanksgiving event

Roselle seniors enjoy Thanksgiving meal during pre-Thanksgiving event

ROSELLE, NJ — Mayor Donald Shaw, the Borough Council and the Roselle Recreation Department presented Roselle’s 10th annual Senior Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner at the Anthony Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Ave., Roselle, on Friday, Nov. 19. “We’re having a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for our seniors here in Roselle,” community center recreation aide Melanie Daniels said on Friday, […]

Union High School PAC returns with successful performances

Union High School PAC returns with successful performances

UNION, NJ — From Friday, Nov. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 14, the students of the Union High School Performing Arts Company worked their hearts out to present Music Theatre International’s “All Together Now!” — a global event celebrating local theater. Licensed by MTI, this exclusive musical revue was created as a fundraising opportunity for schools […]

Roselle hires new municipal clerk

Roselle hires new municipal clerk

ROSELLE, NJ — Lisette Sanchez made a move recently, from the position of deputy municipal clerk for Orange, one she held for a year and a half, to new municipal clerk for Roselle. After more than 16 years of working in municipal government, 14 of those years in clerk’s offices, this will be her first […]

Annoyed Kenilworth resident inquires about taxes during council meeting

Annoyed Kenilworth resident inquires about taxes during council meeting

KENILWORTH, NJ — During the open public portion of Kenilworth’s Borough Council meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 10, Kenilworth resident John Zimmerman asked the council about the affordable housing and tax abatement for seniors due to a project being done in Kenilworth — or, more specifically, how it would affect local taxes. “I just finished discussing […]

Despite medical challenges, Linden woman’s artwork inspires

Despite medical challenges, Linden woman’s artwork inspires

LINDEN, NJ — Jane Koza, a 63-year-old paraplegic amputee, is living an inspirational life of struggle and success. Born and raised in Linden, Koza graduated from Kean University in 1980, the same year she was voted the college’s best female athlete, and later became a certified physical education teacher. She retired after becoming a paraplegic […]

CEII promotes uniting the entire Cranford community

CEII promotes uniting the entire Cranford community

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Equity and Inclusivity Initiative, comprising the Cranford Township Committee, the Cranford Police Department, the Cranford Board of Education, the local branch of the NAACP, the Cranford Clergy Council and additional citizens, recently sought feedback from the community regarding its mission, values, vision and goal statements. As the majority of community […]

Rahway Council addresses water rate increase

Rahway Council addresses water rate increase

RAHWAY, NJ — At Rahway’s City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 8, Councilman at large James Baker expressed his concern regarding an ordinance that would increase the average price for water. “It was four years ago that the City Council approved of rate increases for the water, or water rate increases, and I’m just a […]

Hillside students receive conditional acceptance and scholarships to Kean University

Hillside students receive conditional acceptance and scholarships to Kean University

HILLSIDE / UNION, NJ — When the Hillside Public Schools and Hillside Innovation Academy student and staff members visited Kean University for a tour of the campus on Friday, Oct. 29, Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet made a surprise announcement that would reduce some of the pressures on the seventh- and eighth-grade students: On […]

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