Elections board rebuffs Linden schools on primary vote

Elections board rebuffs Linden schools on primary vote

LINDEN, NJ – The local Board of Education is exploring other security options after its formal request to have June primary voting removed from its schools was turned down by the Union County Board of Elections. Raymond Topoleski, the president of the board, said the members are concerned for the safety of the students on […]

Clark eyes Cranford project that would have great ‘impact’

Clark eyes Cranford project that would have great ‘impact’

CLARK, NJ — Mayor Sal Bonaccorso said he is continuing to monitor the progress of a developer’s proposal to build a 905-unit apartment complex on the boundary with neighboring Cranford. The project, which would add almost 2,000 people to Clark’s backyard, would “greatly impact” his municipality, Bonaccorso said after a special council meeting Tuesday, Sept. […]

Wrestling promoter brings action to Rahway Rec Center

Wrestling promoter brings action to Rahway Rec Center

RAHWAY, NJ — Beefy babyfaces and heinous heels were clobbered with folding chairs, launched into the turnbuckles and tossed clear out of the ring and onto the Rahway Recreation Center floor. The feigned expressions of agony, right down to the full-body convulsions, whipped the hundreds of pro wrestling fans who packed this gym Friday, Sept. […]

Roselle seeks ideas for downtown remake

Roselle seeks ideas for downtown remake

ROSELLE, NJ — Mayor Christine Dansereau wants to give the downtown Roselle business district a facelift and she’s asking for assistance. Residents can visit www.boroughofroselle.com and fill out a survey to give their feedback on how the downtown shopping corridor should look, the types of shops and amenities that might foster foot traffic, and other […]

Union County Teacher of Year had other career plans

Union County Teacher of Year had other career plans

By Liv Meier, Correspondent LINDEN, NJ — Union County Teacher of the Year Barbara Brady never saw herself in front of a classroom — it was a different audience she always envisioned. Before becoming Linden High School’s dance and physical education teacher, she was a professional ballerina until a career-ending injury forced her to rethink her […]

Density scrutinized by board for 750 Walnut

Density scrutinized by board for 750 Walnut

CRANFORD, NJ  — The local Planning Board at its Sept. 5 meeting focused on the issue of density and whether a builder’s plan to construct 30 units per acre at 750 Walnut Ave. would be “consistent and compatible” with other development in the township. Although density has often been the topic during five months of […]

Controversial Trump billboard comes down after brief run

Controversial Trump billboard comes down after brief run

UNION, NJ — A billboard at the center of the township that became the center of a nationwide controversy has been taken down seemingly as suddenly as it went up. For eight days, a billboard sporting a photo of President Trump and the phrase “Our Leader The Idiot” greeted motorists and pedestrians on the eastbound […]

Ousted Roselle school board member appeals to the state

ROSELLE, NJ — The school board member who was dismissed during a combative, sometimes chaotic meeting attended by about 200 people has filed an appeal seeking immediate reinstatement. Archange Antoine, an eight-year member and the longest-serving on the board, was removed by a 5-4 vote at the Aug. 27 meeting in the Abraham Clark High […]

Linden school board pushes to end primary voting

LINDEN, NJ – The school board is seeking to have June primary voting removed from the district’s schools, despite having already been met with sharp criticism and accusations of voter suppression by Mayor Derek Armstead. The board, at its Aug. 28 meeting, voted to authorize President Raymond Topoleski to send a letter to the city […]

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