Storm collapses Trader Joe’s in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Trader Joe’s has announced that its Westfield location, which suffered a collapsed roof during Winter Storm Jonas on Saturday, Jan. 27, will reopen, which might be good news for homeowners in the area. A recent report by the real estate website Zillow found that homes near popular grocers, especially sustainable icons like Trader […]

At age 79, model with Union roots seeks to inspire

UNION, NJ — Back in the 1960s, Louise Diane — who now lives in Florida — operated a modeling agency on Morris Avenue, near Union center, a critical step in what ended up being a lifelong career of modeling. Fashion had been “in her DNA” before opening the agency, said Diane, which is why she started […]

Kean hires consultant to review employment practices at university

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A consultant selected by a Kean University committee will be evaluating the school’s employment practices, which have come under fire from demonstrators who allege a culture of discrimination is alive and well at Kean. A veteran in compliance reviews, Rev. Michael Blackwell, has been selected by the university’s Board Governance Committee for […]

Cranford to offer full-day kindergarten

Program will come with tuition fees, students chosen via lottery

CRANFORD, NJ — For the first time ever, the Cranford school district will be hosting full-day kindergarten classes during the 2016-17 school year, an upgrade which was made feasible by charging tuition fees of $660 a month. Around 40 Cranford children who registered by Tuesday, Jan. 26, are being selected through a lottery to participate […]

Hannon: Family owned and operated

UNION, NJ — Three generations of the Hannon family have added to the success of Hannon Floor Covering, which has grown to become one of the biggest commercial and residential dealers in the state since it opened in 1928. That’s because it’s been family owned and operated that entire time, said Jim Hannon, who runs the business […]

Filmmaker from Union reaches for the stars

UNION, NJ — It’s been a long time in the making, but a psychological thriller written, produced and directed by Union native Nick Basile is nearing a distribution deal for widespread release. “Dark,” based on a script Basile first shopped around in 2012, will finally see the light of day. “We don’t have an exact date, […]

Union County digs out from storm

Municipalities, residents struggle to cope with historic snowfall

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The weekend blizzard more than lived up to the hype, delivering as much as 30 inches of snow in parts of Union County on Saturday, Jan. 23. A state of emergency was declared in New Jersey, public schools in all county districts were closed the following Monday, and DPW workers were still […]

New Summit mayor wants input from community

SUMMIT, NJ — Summit Mayor Nora Radest has wasted no time in getting her message out to constituents: If you have a concern, large or small, I’m here and I want to hear about it. The newly-elected Democratic mayor, after capturing 59 percent of the vote in an election with one of the highest turnouts […]