Union teacher dismissed over homosexuality posts reaches deal

UNION, NJ — A former Union High School teacher who posted comments critical of homosexuality on her personal Facebook page in 2011 has agreed to have her teaching certificates suspended for three years. Jenye Knox, who goes by the nickname “Viki,” posted comments that condemned a school display promoting tolerance during LGBT History Month. In […]

Linden Sam’s Club closes, displacing 200 workers

Linden Sam’s Club closes, displacing 200 workers

LINDEN, NJ — The big box retail store Sam’s Club on East Linden Avenue abruptly closed Jan. 4, displacing about 200 employees and spurring responses from multiple officials in Union County. “It is with great saddest (sic) that we are losing one of our box clubs in the area as well as the displacement of […]

Defeated Elizabeth BOE candidates plan ethics complaint

ELIZABETH, NJ — A group of former candidates for the school board plans to file an ethics complaint after the board of education promoted a city councilman to a $180,000 job in the school district. Sima Farid, Ricky Castaneda, Christina Cunha-Moreira and retired Elizabeth teacher Patti Gallante are alleging a conflict of interest in the […]

Roselle school board in limbo after abrupt resignation

ROSELLE, NJ — The local school board was unable to approve a president or vice president after one member abruptly resigned, causing a split in votes for nearly every measure voted on at the board’s Jan. 8 reorganization meeting. Arthur Rice, who served for one year, made his resignation effective Jan. 5, the day after […]

Cranford downtown redevelopment plan draws fire

Cranford downtown redevelopment plan draws fire

CRANFORD, NJ — Wayne Hayes, a 30-year resident, frequently has his hair cut at Carlito’s Barber Shop, enjoys fresh shellfish from Marino’s Seafood Market and Restaurant and gets his car repaired at Carmen’s Foreign Car Repair. All three businesses, located on North Avenue East on the eastern edge of the downtown business district, are staples […]

Kenilworth fire claims life of elderly resident

Kenilworth fire claims  life of elderly resident

KENILWORTH, NJ — An elderly woman died in a three-alarm fire that swept through the upper floor of a two-family home in Kenilworth on Monday, Jan. 8, Kenilworth Police Chief John Zimmerman confirmed. Emma Gordon, 68, was found dead inside her apartment at 223 North Ninth Ave., from smoke inhalation, Zimmerman said in a Jan. […]

Mount Laurel bandied at Cranford reorg meeting

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford Mayor Tom Hannen took the oath for his second term in office at the Township Committee’s reorganization meeting Jan. 2, with an audience that included senior state and county officials. In addition to a large contingent from the Cranford police and fire departments, Republican state Senate minority leader Tom Kean, of the […]

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