Union BOE results unchanged after recount

UNION, NJ — A requested recount in the Union school board race slightly altered vote totals but left the results unchanged. Linda Richardson finished atop a list of six declared candidates for three seats followed by Vito Nufrio and Sherry Shannon Higgins. Current board President Ronnie McDowell, who ran in this year’s race, had called for […]

County World War II memorial gets makeover

County World War II memorial gets makeover

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Frequent visitors to Rahway River Park may be familiar with the variety of trees growing throughout, yet few may be able to identify those planted in 1947 to honor 58 Union County citizens who died in World War II. Of the 58 trees planted as memorials, 15 were no longer standing but […]

Garwood turns focus to other part of Casale property

Garwood turns focus to other part of Casale property

GARWOOD, NJ — After receiving approval for its 298-unit apartment complex on the north side of South Avenue in Garwood, Russo Development is turning its attention to the other side of the same street. A Dec. 5 meeting at Lincoln School organized by Garwood Borough Council President Sara Todisco and Councilwoman Jen Blumenstock drew about 50 […]

Clark welcomes season with Santa, singers and doughnuts

Clark welcomes season with Santa, singers and doughnuts

CLARK, NJ — A petting zoo, pony rides and Candyland Obstacle Course were among the featured activities at Clark’s 13th annual Holiday Winter Festival on Sunday, Nov. 27. Ice sculptures, pictures with Santa Claus, carolers and the Arthur L. Johnson High School band made their appearance along with hot chocolate, cider doughnuts, popcorn, hot pretzels […]

Batista considers contesting Hillside mayoral runoff results

HILLSIDE, NJ — Jorge Batista narrowly lost by 18 votes to Dahlia Vertreese in the Dec. 5 mayoral runoff election, and is now considering subpoenaing voters to court for an election contest. “Nothing is off the table to protect the integrity of the election,” Batista told LocalSource on Dec. 8. He alleged that a former public official […]

Holiday Spirit

Holiday Spirit

UNION COUNTY, NJ  — A multitude of homes across Union County are making their neighborhoods a bright and joyous place to live or drive through, as evidenced by this North Pole-themed extravaganza just off of Jefferson Avenue in Rahway.

Linden examining impending legalization of recreational pot

LINDEN, NJ  — Linden officials are preparing for New Jersey’s possible legalization of recreational marijuana, establishing a committee to examine the potential impact of the move and whether the municipality should permit the sale of the drug within city limits. Gov.-elect Phil Murphy has made the legalization for those 21 and older a “2018 priority.” A […]

Springfield gets cyberbullying primer at public forum

Springfield gets cyberbullying primer at public forum

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Children have been known to use electronic devices to bully or harass others as early as the third grade, a detective with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office told parents at a Springfield Town Hall forum on cyberbullying and internet safety Nov. 27. The relatively young age for using computers comes since technology is […]

Cranford OKs Birchwood plan after decade of lawsuits

Cranford OKs Birchwood plan after decade of lawsuits

CRANFORD, NJ — A change in developer, a substantial reduction in size and a decade of litigation has resulted in the Cranford Township Committee unanimously approving a redevelopment plan for the Birchwood Avenue housing project at its Tuesday, Nov. 28 meeting. The 16-acre site will have three, four-story buildings comprised of 225 units, 34 of which […]

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