Cranford OKs Birchwood plan after decade of lawsuits

Cranford OKs Birchwood plan after decade of lawsuits

CRANFORD, NJ — A change in developer, a substantial reduction in size and a decade of litigation has resulted in the Cranford Township Committee unanimously approving a redevelopment plan for the Birchwood Avenue housing project at its Tuesday, Nov. 28 meeting. The 16-acre site will have three, four-story buildings comprised of 225 units, 34 of which […]

Springfield bullying claims go before mediator

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Springfield school officials and a mother who claims her 9-year-old daughter has been bullied will go before a mediator to settle a widely publicized dispute over the girl’s fourth-grade class assignment. The two sides were ordered into mediation by U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi after Irina Spektor sued the district in federal […]

Summit police, fire set for another Toys for Tots drive

Summit police, fire set for another Toys for Tots drive

SUMMIT, NJ — For 15 years, the Summit police and fire departments have been collecting trucks, dolls and various other toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. And each year, the number of items donated increases. “The first time we did it, we only collected a couple of toys during the span of […]

Clark family persistent in pancreatic cancer cause

CLARK, NJ — Every November, members of one Clark family dress in purple and make their annual pilgrimage to the Township Council meeting to spread the word about World Pancreatic Cancer Day. For nine years, the Cohen family, clad in purple, which represents pancreatic cancer awareness, have attended the council meeting to witness the renewal of […]

Westfield to mull survey results to decide on full-day kindergarten

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Education will dissect and digest surveys from nearly 1,000 respondents as to whether the district should consider expanding its kindergarten to a full-day program. The survey, which was available for several weeks and sought input from both educators and residents to determining the need for full-day kindergarten, concluded Nov. […]

Kean, UCC sign joint admissions agreement

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Kean University has bolstered its longtime relationship with Union County College through the signing of a joint admissions agreement that will ease the transition to the four-year institution in Union from the two-year school. “Union County College is an important education partner for Kean University, and this agreement continues that strong tradition,” […]

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