Assembly Pro Tem Green remembered by colleagues

Assembly Pro Tem Green remembered by colleagues

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Jerry Green, the third-highest ranking member in the state Assembly who died April 18, was remembered by his colleagues in the state Legislature as a leader, friend and mentor. He was 79. Green, a Democrat, served in the Assembly since 1992 and resigned in January as chairman of the Union County […]

Design, contracts OK’d for Elizabeth station rehab

Design, contracts OK’d for Elizabeth station rehab

ELIZABETH, NJ — NJ Transit announced April 10 a final design and development contract for a long-awaited Broad Street train station reconstruction project. The project will include new station buildings, climate-controlled platform shelters, additional elevators and improved access for those with disabilities, the transit agency said. “This project is a perfect example of the investments […]

Roselle clerk dismisses challenges to primary bids of council incumbents

ROSELLE, NJ — The municipal clerk threw out objections made by a 2nd Ward council candidate’s campaign manager contesting the candidacy petitions of two incumbents running for re-election. Anthony Esposito, campaign manager for Brandon Bernier, filed residency and signature objections against the petitions made by 2nd Ward Councilwoman Carla Walker and 5th Ward Councilman Samuel […]

Linden interviews architects for downtown project

LINDEN, NJ — The Downtown Special Improvement District interviewed two architects regarding the redevelopment of a stretch of commercial properties along Wood Avenue. The six-member SID board interviewed representatives from Mountainside-based Musial Group, and LAN Associates, of Midland Park, at an April 12 meeting. The SID plans to redevelop the area with uniform storefronts, orange […]

Hillside adds 10 recruits to police force

Hillside adds 10 recruits to police force

HILLSIDE, NJ — Ten police recruits graduated from academy training on April 5, bringing the local force up to 62 officers, police Chief Vincent Ricciardi. Seventeen recruits entered the Essex County Police Academy in November, according to an earlier press release. There, they were instructed in law and protocols, crisis intervention, de-escalation, use of force […]

Assembly bill appears aimed at shuttering Kean

Assembly bill appears aimed at shuttering Kean

UNION, NJ  — New life is being brought to a bill in the state Assembly that would close any public university or college with a six-year graduation rate of less than 50 percent for full-time undergraduate students. The measure would apply to at least two public universities in the state: New Jersey City University and […]

Winter, spring storms wreak havoc on school calendars

Winter, spring storms wreak havoc on school calendars

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Municipalities have struggled through multiple snowstorms this winter and spring, causing school district calendars to buckle under all the unforeseen snow days. Some school districts had to add days to the June calendar or cut into spring break to meet the state-mandated minimum of 180 instructional days. Such measures haven’t been […]

Hillside teen recognized on national stage as Young Futurist

By Rebecca Panico Staff Writer HILLSIDE — As an author, actor and clothing designer, Essynce Moore has a resume that stacks up against those of most adults. And, she’s only 15 years old. “My mom has always taught me that school comes first,” Moore said, describing how she juggles her activities. “That’s always my first […]

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