Sewerage costs to send Kenilworth taxes higher

Sewerage costs to send Kenilworth taxes higher

KENILWORTH, NJ — Municipal taxes would increase an average of about $69 according to a budget introduced at the borough council’s April 11 meeting, with most of the increase due to a 28-percent spike in sewerage costs. The $16.7 million budget, with an accompanying tax levy of $11,548,421, increases taxes by $69.39 for the average […]

Kenilworth looks to amend, tighten soliciting ordinances

KENILWORTH, NJ — The police department and borough council are looking to adjust local soliciting and peddling ordinance following resident concerns voiced at the April 11 council meeting. Resident Patty Fugett told the council there have been three incidents in the past six months in which the police have been called about solicitors who refused […]

Mayor to seek re-election to Cranford Township Committee

CRANFORD, NJ — Mayor Tom Hannen will seek re-election to the Township Committee in November for a third, three-year term, the Democrat announced via his official Facebook page March 15. “After careful consultation with my wife and family, I have decided to seek another term on the Cranford Township Committee,” Hannen wrote on his official […]

Birchwood OK’d for three buildings, 225 apartments

CRANFORD, NJ — The local planning board unanimously gave its final approval for the construction of three, 50-foot, four-story apartment buildings on the Birchwood property at its April 4 meeting, ending a decade long fight over the area, which lies on the Kenilworth border. Despite agreement between the board and developer on several conditions, the […]

Clark taxes to jump one-fifth of last year’s spike

Clark taxes to jump one-fifth of last year’s spike

CLARK, NJ — Municipal taxes will increase by $41 for the average home assessed at $121,000 under the the township’s newly adopted $23 million budget. “This is a nominal increase,” business administrator John Laezza said. “The prior year’s tax increase was due to a major tax appeals in excess of $1 million, which raised it.” […]

Cranford resident seeks Mount Laurel help from nonprofit

CRANFORD, NJ — A longtime Cranford resident was hoping to assist the township with its Mount Laurel housing obligations, and wanted the zoning board to use some leverage with a nonprofit organization to do so at the board’s recent meeting. Community Access Unlimited, an Elizabeth-based charity that provides services for the disabled, is currently applying […]

Springfield family drops suit over bullying, ‘looping’

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — A family who sued the school board in federal court to have their 9-year-old daughter’s class assignment changed after they said she was bullied has withdrawn the suit and removed their children from the school system, school officials announced last month. The development in the highly publicized case, which highlighted the practice […]

Parkway exit gives Clark reason to join texting-driving effort

CLARK, NJ — Distracted driving has become an increasing safety concern for officials. And with Clark positioned at a key junction on the Garden State Parkway for several Union County towns, the issue is especially important. That makes Clark an active participant in the national “UDrive. UText. UPay.” enforcement initiative. In New Jersey, the effort […]

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