Garretson appoints Irvington mayor to Hillside public works department

HILLSIDE, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss has been appointed to a supervisory position in the Hillside Public Works Department and Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren has resigned from his position as Hillside’s Urban Enterprize Zone coordinator. The move is the latest in a series of developments within Hillside and particularly in the DPW, which settled a […]

Annual environmental fair offers science, learning along with music, food and fun

Annual environmental fair offers science, learning along with music, food and fun

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Hundreds enjoyed free food, music and sunny skies, all while learning a little more about their environmental footprint during the 18th annual Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority Environmental Fair on Saturday, Sept. 9. “Today’s just a day to give back to the community and bring the community together,” PMUA Executive Director Daniel Mejias […]

State agency tells Union County Improvement Authority to review $50 million Roselle school-recreation project

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A state agency that regulates fiscal operations for municipalities and counties asked the Union County Improvement Authority to review concerns raised by a Roselle resident regarding the town’s proposed $50 million Mind and Body Complex. Local Finance Board Chair Timothy Cunningham sent a letter Aug. 24 to the UCIA, which has been […]

Union police shooting range faces lawsuit for distressing pets at nearby animal shelter

Union police shooting range faces lawsuit for distressing pets at nearby animal shelter

UNION, NJ — A Kenilworth resident who is suing Union, claims that an outdoor shooting range used by the police department is causing noise pollution, possible lead contamination and upsetting the animals at a nearby shelter. Michael Klein filed suit in state Superior Court in June regarding the shooting range at 990 Jefferson Ave., which […]

New proposal for Kennedy Reservation park draws fire

New proposal for Kennedy Reservation park draws fire

UNION, NJ — Union residents knocked down the township’s plans to utilize parts of Kennedy Reservation for a recreation area six months ago, and now designs for a county park there are also receiving heat. Union spokeswoman Natalie Pineiro said the township pulled its Green Acres funding application after receiving pushback from residents on the Green […]

Twenty-year-old from Linden bidding for state Assembly

Twenty-year-old from Linden bidding for state Assembly

LINDEN, NJ — He recited the 13th Amendment nearly verbatim, then stumbled. So he reached into his jacket and produced a battered copy of the U.S. Constitution. “There was a cover,” said Onel Martinez, who is running as a District 22 Independent for the state Assembly, during an interview at Kean University on Sept. 1. “I […]