Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

County launches opioid addiction hotline program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials have launched a new program — Helping Hands 365 — that features a 24/7 hotline connecting addicts with peers who have achieved sobriety in an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses in the county. More than 130 county residents died of such overdoses in 2018. Prevention Links, a local nonprofit organization […]

Decrepit Garwood factory collapses onto Route 28

Decrepit Garwood factory collapses onto Route 28

GARWOOD, NJ — A partial collapse of the vacant Garwood Paperboard factory injured no one but closed a major county thoroughfare July 3 for nearly 12 hours and wiped out power in more than 600 homes and businesses on one of the hottest days of the year. The three-story, century-old building originally had been slated […]

Seniors pack hall for help on how to stay in New Jersey

Seniors pack hall for help on how to stay in New Jersey

GARWOOD, NJ — Seventy-year-old Edna McClure lost her job of almost 30 years in 2015, and since then has been considering relocating to a more affordable state, specifically Delaware. “I’d have to leave my family and church, which would be very difficult,” she said in a recent interview with LocalSource. “Delaware is not that far […]

Apartment building with 124 units slated for Garwood Paperboard site

Apartment building with 124 units slated for Garwood Paperboard site

By Megan K. Scott, Correspondent GARWOOD, NJ — A developer has unveiled preliminary plans to turn the largely dormant Garwood Paperboard industrial site on North Avenue into a 124-unit apartment complex, the second major multiunit housing project for the borough of 4,200 people in less than three years. “Our objective is to knock down the structure,” […]

Early morning blaze sends Garwood firefighters to hospital

Early morning blaze sends Garwood firefighters to hospital

GARWOOD — One local firefighter was hospitalized for heat-related injuries, and another was treated and released for minor injuries, from battling an early morning blaze that severely damaged an unoccupied house on Willow Avenue on Friday, July 13. “It was a vacant house,” Garwood fire Chief Allan Tweedle said. “It was under renovation, so nobody […]

Wendy’s to move into Garwood Burger King location by fall

Wendy’s to move into Garwood Burger King location by fall

By Megan K. Scott, Correspondent GARWOOD, NJ — Singles, doubles and triples are coming to Garwood. Construction is under way on a new Wendy’s restaurant at the site of the former Burger King on North Avenue. When finished, the modernized fast food restaurant will feature an outdoor patio area with 16 seats, a reconfigured parking lot, […]

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 […]

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