Summit Park Line forum on route turns testy

Summit Park Line forum on route turns testy

SUMMIT, NJ — Concerns about safety and privacy turned a public forum on the Summit Park Line pedestrian walkway into a tense shouting match at times as officials heard from residents regarding the second phase of the park’s construction. At the Dec. 6 workshop meeting hosted by the city, residents on Eggers Court and Henry […]

Proposed cell tower at UCC could stretch 140 feet high

Proposed cell tower at UCC could stretch 140 feet high

CRANFORD, NJ — A cell tower that Union County College proposes to build on the northwestern part of its campus could stretch 140 feet into the air, 10 feet higher than previously reported, according to school documents. According to the minutes from UCC’s Buildings and Ground Committee meeting on Sept. 25, AT&T is “interested in […]

Fatal Cranford house fire filled with ‘storage’

Fatal Cranford house fire filled with ‘storage’

CRANFORD, NJ — A house on Hillcrest Avenue destroyed by a fire that killed a man was filled with “storage,” according to officials, a factor that could have hampered firefighters. Local Fire and Police departments responded to the blaze at the single-family home at 155 Hillcrest Ave. at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday, according to a […]

Hearing for proposed CAU group home in Union tabled

UNION, NJ — Plans to establish a group home for people with disabilities on Francyne Way were postponed at the Nov. 19 Planning Board meeting because a playground on the property may have to be relocated. The decision to table the hearing came after Union residents expressed concerns about the group home on social media. […]

Cranford to pay $300,000 over Swan Cleaners health claim

Cranford to pay $300,000 over Swan Cleaners health claim

CRANFORD, NJ — The township will pay $300,000 to a couple who became sick from leaking underground tanks owned by a dry cleaning business, as as part of a proposed settlement agreement. Municipal attorney Ryan Cooper made the announcement at the Nov. 27 Township Committee meeting. Edna and Edan Ben Elazar, who owned an electronics […]

Lame-duck Hillside board OKs new contract for super

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Board of Education rescinded the contract of the district superintendent at their Nov. 29 meeting and replaced it with a new one that will extend his term three years and boost his annual salary nearly $18,000. The board approved the contract for Superintendent Antoine Gayles through June 2023, with a 5-3 […]

Hair stylist seated as newest Roselle school board member

ROSELLE, NJ — Lifelong borough resident Jonathon “Shawon” Spearman has said his connections to the community will be his greatest strength as the newest member of the Board of Education, which he characterized as “a mess.” Spearman was appointed to the board by an 8-0 vote at its Nov. 19 meeting. After being sworn in […]