Planning Board OKs remake of motor lodge, Chuck E. Cheese site

Planning Board OKs remake of motor lodge, Chuck E. Cheese site

UNION, NJ — The local Planning Board unanimously approved site plans at its March 28 meeting to turn a 6.5-acre property along U.S. Route 22 that includes the Garden State Motor Lodge and Chuck E. Cheese into one with a Wawa, Fairfield Inn and fast food restaurant. The property was declared “in need of redevelopment” […]

Union BOE OKs preliminary $137M budget

UNION, NJ — A divided Board of Education approved a $137 million preliminary budget for the 2019-20 school year, sending it to the Executive County Superintendent for review, despite the concerns of several board members at the March 19 regular meeting. The spending plan passed 5-3 with one abstention one day before it was due […]

Local pols tie one-seat ride return with Gateway

Local pols tie one-seat ride return with Gateway

CRANFORD, NJ — If the Hudson River rail tunnel were to partially shut down, more than 500,000 passengers would experience a longer commute along the Raritan Valley Line, according to Jerry Zaro, the director of the Gateway Development Corporation. The message came during a March 26 presentation at the Cranford Community Center by the ad-hoc […]

Hillside mulls reconfiguring schools by grade

Hillside mulls reconfiguring schools by grade

HILLSIDE, NJ — The school district is looking to reconfigure the Hurden Looker, Calvin Coolidge and George Washington schools so that each includes grades two through six in the fall. The Grade Reconfiguration Committee proposed the change to the local Board of Education at its March 21 meeting, saying it would benefit students, teachers and […]

Summit sidewalk plan calls for revisiting school walking routes

SUMMIT, NJ — The city’s updated sidewalk master plan calls for re-evaluating the elementary schools’ walking routes, which are about a decade old. The city’s engineer, Aaron Schrager, updated and presented the Summit Common Council with recommendations for updates at the March 5 meeting regarding the city’s sidewalk installation and maintenance plan. Schrager said that […]

Demonstrators call for resignation of Linden fire chief

Demonstrators call for resignation of Linden fire chief

LINDEN, NJ — About 75 people who attended a rally in front of City Hall called for fire Chief Joseph Dooley to step down amid accusations that he has fostered “a racist culture” inside the department, including using derogatory terms for African-Americans. Gusting winds and chilly conditions did little to temper the concerns of those […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

AJ Bencivenga, varsity wrestler “AJ has been a four-year starter. In his early years on the team, he sacrificed a lot, most of the time giving up a lot of weight to help us fill the line up with our best wrestlers. In doing so, AJ put the team goals ahead of his own. All […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Catarina Guimaraes, varsity sprinter “As a freshman, Catarina has immediately stepped into a varsity role as a sprinter on winter and spring track and field teams. She gives 100 percent at every practice from start to finish. She sets a positive example for her teammates and is truly an inspiration to those around her.” — […]