Union County towns mark Las Vegas shooting with vigils

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Candlelight vigils were held throughout Union County following the Las Vegas mass shooting in which 58 people were killed and another 489 were wounded or injured. The massacre on Oct. 1 occurred when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire on a crowd of thousands attending the Route 91 Harvest music […]

Wozniak retires as Cranford police chief

CRANFORD, NJ — James Wozniak will retire as chief of the Cranford Police Department at the end of the month, three-and-a-half years after taking the job and after 25 years on the township force. “The Township of Cranford is grateful for the many years of service that Chief Wozniak gave to the citizens of Cranford,” Cranford […]

Rare eclipse brings crowds out into midday darkness

Rare eclipse brings crowds out into midday darkness

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Crowds came with telescopes, pinhole cameras and dark cardboard glasses that looked like they were going to see a 3-D movie. It was a rare chance to see solar eclipse, and people fanned out across Union County on Monday, Aug. 21, by their homes, workplaces and even viewing parties like those in […]

Family of murdered Cranford woman seeks assistance

CRANFORD, NJ — Family members of April Wyckoff, a Cranford resident who was murdered nearly four years ago, have created a GoFundMe page to assist with costs associated with attending the trial for her accused killer. Matthew Ballister was arrested within a day of allegedly killing his 43-year-old girlfriend in his Union home in October 2013. […]

Mind and Body Complex in Roselle hits a snag

Opponents of $50 million project claim small victory in delay of legal document change

Mind and Body Complex in Roselle hits a snag

ROSELLE, NJ — Opponents of a $50 million project for a new school, library and community center in Roselle that has been six years in the making feel they gained some ground, but fell far short of what they wanted when the Union County freeholders abruptly canceled a special meeting to alter the county’s involvement. The […]

Trump’s New Jersey visits causing havoc for Linden airport

LINDEN, NJ — New Jersey is getting a taste of presidential disruption every time President Trump decides to visit his vacation home at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster; something New York grew accustomed to this during the Obama years, and in Washington is an everyday occurrence. And the visits also affect those far from the […]

Local artist teaches painting class to support Hanson Park

CRANFORD, NJ — Local artist Cynthia Dawley, of Cranford, recently combined her passions for painting and Hanson Park by teaching a painting class to raise funds for Hanson Park Conservancy. Dawley, who heads the organization, taught a painting class for all ages and levels at the Cranford Community Center on Thursday, Aug. 3. The class had […]

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