Girl Scout of Mountainside completes gold project

Girl Scout of Mountainside completes gold project

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Katie Zimmerman, 17, from Mountainside, created a reading program for fifth-grade students at George Washington School in Hillside as her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. A member of Mountainside Ambassador Troop 40851, she is currently in her junior year at Governor Livingston High School. “When I was on vacation in Maine, I saw […]

Application for new Kilkenny House location approved

Application for new Kilkenny House location approved

CRANFORD, NJ — A decision by the Cranford Zoning Board was the talk of the town, following the board’s approval on Monday, May 8, of an application for a new three-story building to accommodate the relocation of the Kilkenny House restaurant, as well as 24 new apartments. “The address of the new location is 109 Walnut […]

Local population could grow with proposed development

CRANFORD, NJ — Plans by Hartz Mountain Industries to build 905 apartments at 750 Walnut Ave. in Cranford, by its own admission boosting the town’s population by as much as 8 percent, have residents in both Cranford and Clark concerned. A hearing on the plans by the Cranford Planning Board was originally scheduled for Wednesday, June […]

Trinity Church stops plans to expand its parking lot

Trinity Church stops plans to expand its parking lot

CRANFORD, NJ — Trinity Church of Cranford has revoked its application to expand its parking lot, after learning its plans weren’t being supported by a few of its neighbors. Under the church’s new minister, Rev. Andy Kruger, funds for the parking lot expansion have been redirected to support the church’s facilities and programs at the Trinity […]

Springfield residents, library patrons get to meet ‘The Modest Beekeeper’

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — What a buzz two Springfield residents have started at their community’s public library. The buzz is over “The Modest Beekeeper,” a documentary film Amefika Gray produced with P.J. Martin in the title role, tending to his hobby of 14 years. Gray and Martin, former Springfield Recreation Department co-workers, combined their interests in filmmaking […]

Clark boy, 12, makes triumphant return to class

Clark boy, 12, makes triumphant return to class

CLARK, NJ — Connor Chin, 12, of Clark was treated like a celebrity when he returned to his sixth grade class at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School after battling cancer. More than 100 students were at the school ceremony to welcome the 12-year-old back to classes on Wednesday, June 7. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma last […]