Hillside council members negotiate budget with employee representatives at special meeting

HILLSIDE, NJ — If the Hillside Township Council’s special meeting on Feb. 18 proved anything, it was that issues swept under the rug never stay there for long. Throughout the night, council members and employee representatives worked through their frustrations to find common ground on the subject of the emergency temporary appropriation budget. Chief Financial […]

Bus catches fire on Union highway

Bus catches fire on Union highway

UNION, NJ — Early in morning on Thursday, Feb. 20, the passengers of a charter bus on I–78 escaped just moments before the bus suddenly burst into flames. The fire broke out just before 7 a.m. on the eastbound express lanes of the highway, in the vicinity of Exit 50 near Springfield Avenue. Video footage […]

Fire ravages historic church

Fire ravages historic church

ELIZABETH, NJ — An early-morning fire ravaged a historic church on Sunday, Feb. 16, leaving the 141-year-old structure a shadow of itself. The inferno, which was reported to police just after 3 a.m., broke out at the Shiloh Baptist Church at 95 Murray St. Firefighters arrived within minutes and found the church engulfed in flames. […]

Cranford High School celebrates Valentine’s Day with performing arts fundraiser on Feb. 14

CRANFORD, NJ – On Friday, Feb. 14, Cranford High School will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a fundraiser at the First Presbyterian Church on Springfield Avenue. The event, titled “Songs in the Key of Love,” will feature a performance by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. All proceeds will go to the Cranford Schools Friends of Performing […]

Lesniak Institute anti-Semitism forum held at Kean University

Lesniak Institute anti-Semitism forum held at Kean University

  UNION, NJ — In response to the rise of anti-Semitic violence and hate crime incidents, the Lesniak Institute for American Leadership hosted an anti-Semitism forum with the Kean University Holocaust Resource Center at Kean’s Green Lane Academic Building on Jan. 30. With 561 anti-Semitic hate crimes reported in New Jersey last year, 2019 marks […]

Union High School lockdown causes scare, controversy

Union High School lockdown causes scare, controversy

UNION, NJ — Union High School was placed on lockdown twice for a total of roughly eight hours on Friday, Jan. 31, causing confusion and panic for parents and students alike. Wild rumors circulated throughout the day. Fearful students texted farewell messages to their parents, many of whom raced to the school only to find […]