Six protesters arrested at Lance’s office

WESTFIELD, NJ — A half dozen activists seeking guarantees against deportation of those brought illegally into the United States as children were arrested at U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance’s office on Feb. 5, the latest in a series of protests at the lawmaker’s district headquarters. The six, comprised of religious leaders and their followers, were among […]

Overlook chosen for brain cancer drug trial

Overlook chosen for brain cancer drug trial

SUMMIT, NJ — Overlook Medical Center in Summit is one of only four locations in the United States to begin a unique clinical trial to treat an aggressive form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma is a central nervous system tumor that forms on the supportive tissues of the brain, and the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor […]

Clark ALJ high school to offer AP Capstone program

Clark ALJ high school to offer AP Capstone program

CLARK, NJ  — Students attending Arthur L. Johnson High School will soon take part in a selective program only available at approximately 1,500 schools worldwide. Starting in fall 2018, students will be able to enroll in AP Capstone, an Advanced Placement program that will allow them college credit, and equip them with the tools to […]

Union County vo-techs graded among best schools in state

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Four Union County Vocational-Technical Academies and one Elizabeth high school are among the highest performing schools in the state, according to data released by the state Department of Education. Of the more than 2,000 schools in the state, the UCVTS Academy for Allied Health Sciences and Magnet High School, both located in […]

Towns reissue warnings on sewer systems

SUMMIT, NJ — The frantic call notifying the public works department of backed-up sewer pipes is not uncommon. In fact, blockages in both main and private sewer lines occur often, and flushables wipes and cooking oil are to blame. Summit experienced its most recent episode of this when the main sewer system became clogged Jan. […]

Cranford council relents on redevelopment plan

Removes private property from contentious downtown remake study after stormy debut

Cranford council relents on redevelopment plan

CRANFORD, NJ — Two weeks of fury by downtown business and property owners has been quelled — at least for a moment — by township officials who removed their establishments from a study which suggested that a nearly 4-acre area be declared “in need of redevelopment.” “To sum up what the township committee will be […]

Westfield business offers carbon credits for eco-minded

WESTFIELD, NJ — Some environmentalists march. Others recycle and even others drive electric or hybrid cars. Two local men would like resident to buy carbon, or more precisely, carbon dioxide credits. Charlie Cacici, an ordained evangelical minister who serves as an elder at the Calvary Tabernacle in Cranford, and Joe Battiato of Woodbridge, both Wall […]

Union County sheriff mulls drone for annual budget

Union County sheriff mulls drone for annual budget

UNION COUNTY, NJ — After less than one month on the job, Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli is considering asking for a drone in his 2018 budget request. This comes as the Essex County Sheriff’s Office also considers the purchase of a drone, following a demonstration by the sheriffs’ Monmouth counterpart. Corvelli told LocalSource in […]

Cranford DMC welcomes new director, unveils five-year plan

Cranford DMC welcomes new director, unveils five-year plan

CRANFORD, NJ — A five-year plan for the center of town that envisions bike lanes, a cultural arts committee and parking expansion was unveiled to residents at the Downtown Management Corporation meeting Feb. 22. Anthony Durante of the DMC’s Strategic Planning Committee led the presentation, which detailed four major goals: the promotion of a vibrant […]

Second Women’s March in Westfield draws crowd

Second Women’s March in Westfield draws crowd

WESTFIELD, NJ — About 1,500 people, some chanting and others carrying signs, wound their way through this central Union County town on Saturday, Jan. 20, for the second annual Women’s March, a companion event to 12 other rallies across the state. From San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Osaka, Japan, 673 marches were organized across the […]

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