Cranford cops set up school substations

Cranford cops set up school substations

CRANFORD, NJ — Building a relationship between the community and its police department starts at a young age, according to Cranford Police Department Juvenile Supervisor Sgt. Matt Nazzaro, and the school district has found a way to increase law enforcement visibility in schools. With the implementation of three new substations — one each in Cranford […]

Drones included in $99M Union budget

Drones included in $99M Union budget

UNION, NJ — The Township Committee has approved a $99 million budget which includes an average tax increase of $47 per average home and $35,000 for the Union Police Department to purchase aerial drones. Union would become at least the second town in the county to obtain the drones. There will be three purchased, one […]

Cranford uses technology to reunite people with lost pets

Cranford uses technology to reunite people with lost pets

CRANFORD, NJ — Residents no longer have to resort to the internet or handbills with their pets’ pictures tacked onto utility poles to find lost pets. The Cranford Police Department can now identify lost pets and return them quickly, thanks to the purchase of a microchip reader. The township’s first scanner is an Omni Max […]

Summit council gets glimpse of downtown development plan

Summit council gets glimpse of downtown development plan

SUMMIT, NJ — The Common Council received its first glimpse of more detailed designs for the Broad Street West Development at its April 2 meeting, including plans for residential, retail and commercial uses. The area includes City Hall, the library, firehouse and post office, a 125-unit senior housing complex managed by the Summit Housing Authority, […]

Cranford development deemed inconsistent

CRANFORD, NJ — A professional planner hired by the local Planning Board testified that a proposed 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. would be inconsistent with the township’s master plan. “The proposed zoning is very high density and high intensity which does not fit in with the residential guidelines established in the master plan,” […]

Roselle Park terminates 5 dispatchers

Roselle Park terminates 5 dispatchers

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — The mayor and council voted 5-0 with two abstentions to terminate the township’s five police dispatchers and enter into a shared-services agreement with Union County at their March 21 meeting. Mayor Joseph Signorello said that using the county’s dispatch service would save about $200,000 annually for the township, which already is […]

Summit-based filmmaker celebrates Emmy for documentary

SUMMIT, NJ — Frank Guastella never imagined himself as a documentary filmmaker, let alone an Emmy Award-winning one. Guastella’s first documentary, “I Can’t, I Have Rehearsal” which features six New Jersey high schools — including Summit, Union, Rahway — and their productions of “Mary Poppins” opened his eyes to the world of filmmaking. The film […]

Summit preps for kindergarten within day of budget OK

SUMMIT, NJ — Registration has already begun for the city’s new full-day kindergarten, with the district alerting parents and the public at large less than a day after the Board of School Estimate approved a nearly $66 million budget to expand the program. The budget was approved in a 3-1 vote at the March 25 […]

Hillside soccer club pushes for better field conditions

Hillside soccer club pushes for better field conditions

HILLSIDE, NJ — SCP Youth Soccer officials have used leaf blowers and laid fill in order to eliminate puddles at Conant Park, but these measures have had a limited effect. The park, used by the Hillside-based club as a home field, is riddled with holes, bare spots and uneven ground. According to the club’s communications […]

Judge sounds reversal in Linden council seat battle

LINDEN, NJ — The battle for control of the 8th Ward seat on the City Council has been extended, with a judge on March 19 sounding as if she may reverse herself and side with state Sen. Nicholas Scutari in his ongoing feud with Mayor Derek Armstead. Chancery Judge Katherine Dupuis, in court documents dated […]

1 4 5 6 7 8 14