Linden building vacant for half-century to be replaced

Linden building vacant for half-century to be replaced

LINDEN, N.J. — The abandoned United Lacquer warehouse on West Elizabeth Avenue will be replaced by a six-story, 402-apartment commercial and residential complex following the project’s Jan. 15 approval by the planning board. The property will include a two-level parking garage, a restaurant space, fitness center, courtyard, volleyball court and small pool area. The parking […]

Cell expert faces hours of questions on UCC tower

Cell expert faces hours of questions on UCC tower

CRANFORD, N.J. — A radiofrequency expert answered questions regarding a proposed 140-foot cell tower on the Union County College campus for approximately three-and-a-half hours at a zoning board meeting on Jan. 13, repeating the claim that there was insufficient wireless-telephone coverage in the area. Glenn Pierson, who also testified at a December meeting, said gaps […]

Linden schools to restart student searches

Linden schools to restart student searches

LINDEN, N.J. — Random searches of students at Soehl and McManus middle schools and Linden High School were to begin later this month, officials said, reinstituting a policy that was first introduced a decade ago. “Our renewed use of random searches is part of an overall effort to boost security, which includes our special law […]

Three-story building OK’d for Raritan Road

Three-story building OK’d for Raritan Road

CLARK, N.J. — A three-story apartment building will be going up on Raritan Road next to the Clark Village Shopping Center after the planning board unanimously approved a 42-unit structure for the 2.68-acre site at its Jan. 9 reorganization meeting. The building, north of the intersection with Westfield Avenue, will occupy 18,000 square feet and […]

Stamler Police Academy graduates 47

Stamler Police Academy graduates 47

Forty-seven new officers have taken their oaths of office following their graduation from John H. Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains, including 21 who joined the Jersey City Police Department one day after the funeral of Detective Joseph Seals. Seals was the first of four people killed in Jersey City on Dec. 10, when he […]

Mirabella takes freeholder chair for fifth time

Mirabella takes freeholder chair for fifth time

Alexander Mirabella was sworn in as chairman of the Union County freeholder board for the fifth time on Sunday, Jan. 5, pledging several initiatives, including an expansion of the county’s emergency dispatch service and repurposing property to be a working farm for vo-tech students. Currently in his eighth three-year term after first being elected in […]

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