Cranford police to host active shooter training

Cranford police to host active shooter training

CRANFORD, NJ — The local police department has teamed up with a training institute to offer a two-day active shooter-instructor certification course this month to help prepare local organizations for an event they hope never happens. The course will be hosted by the Cranford Police Department, with certification through the ALICE Training Institute on June […]

Cranford board votes against 750 Walnut

CRANFORD, NJ — The local planning board voted unanimously June 5 to recommend that the township committee reject a rezoning request for a 30.5-acre site at 750 Walnut so that a proposed 905-unit apartment complex could be built. The vote was met with enthusiastic applause from the assembled gallery at the 14th meeting regarding Hartz […]

Postal Service looking to replace closed Linden facility

Postal Service looking to replace closed Linden facility

LINDEN, NJ — The U.S. Postal Service plans to open a new post office to replace the city’s Station A, which has been closed for the past year, Kurtis Bullard, a real estate specialist for the Postal Service, announced at the May 21 City Council meeting. Bullard told the council and residents in attendance that […]

Route 22’s Clinton Manor to be replaced with new Marriott

Route 22’s Clinton Manor to be replaced with new Marriott

UNION, NJ — Plans to replace the aging Clinton Manor Hotel and Banquet Hall on westbound U.S. Route 22 with a Courtyard by Marriott hotel and conference center were unanimously approved at the local Zoning Board meeting on May 22. The Marriott will have more than 150 rooms, an outdoor pool, fitness center and conference […]

Incumbent freeholders win Dem primaries

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Freeholder incumbents Bette Jane Kowalski, Sergio Granados and Rebecca Williams appeared to win relatively easily in their bid for the Democratic nominations to the county commissioner board Tuesday night, beating back two slates of challengers. Kowalski, Granados and Williams — running on the endorsed line — had a more than two-to-one […]

Hitchhiker sentenced to 57 years for Clark murder

Hitchhiker sentenced to 57 years for Clark murder

CLARK, NJ — A man who gained internet fame as “Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker,” and three months later killed a Clark attorney has been sentenced to 57 years in state prison, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office announced in a May 30 press release. Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, 30, must serve at least 85 percent of that […]

New dialysis center opens at Cranford Rehab

New dialysis center opens at Cranford Rehab

CRANFORD, NJ — Trinitas Regional Medical Center has expanded its renal services program to the township, with the company unveiling its new dialysis center at Cranford Rehab & Nursing Center on May 16. Located at 205 Birchwood Ave., it is Trinitas’ fourth dialysis center within its network of hospitals and medical centers. The new dialysis […]

Roselle Park gives initial OK to PILOT

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — A proposed mixed-use development for a long-abandoned car dealership on Westfield Avenue would receive a 20-year tax abatement under a proposal introduced by the Borough Council at its May 16 meeting. The council voted 5-1 to introduce the payment in lieu of taxes, or PILOT, for the development to be located […]

Union schools choose new food provider

UNION, NJ — Students in township schools will see new food options in the fall after the local school board approved a new service provider in a unanimous vote at its May 21 meeting. Pomptonian Food Services, located in Fairfield, was one of the four bidders to submit proposals, beating out and replacing the district’s […]

Springfield adopts township record $33 million budget

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Township Committee voted unanimously at its May 14 meeting to adopt a $33 million municipal budget, which includes a $69 tax increase for the average homeowner. It was the largest budget in the township’s history, according to Committeeman Alex Keiser, who presented the spending plan at the meeting, exceeding last year’s […]

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