Remains of Cranford homicide victim found in Newark

UNION – A woman’s dismembered body found in Newark Sunday, Oct 27, was officially identified by police authorities as the slain body of homicide victim April Wyckoff, 43, from Cranford. “Human remains recovered in Newark on Sunday have been identified as belonging to the Cranford woman who was the victim of a homicide in Union Township […]

Murder suspect remains in custody as police search for body of Cranford victim

UNION – Suspect Matthew Ballister III remained in the county jail this morning on $2 million bail but has refused to tell police where he dumped the slain body of his Cranford girlfriend, April Wyckoff. According to police sources, more than 100 law enforcement officers along with the Hudson County K-9 Unit, U.S. Park Police […]

Reward offered for information about armed robbery of Kenilworth coffee shop

UNION COUNTY- Union County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in connection with the armed robbery of a Kenilworth coffee shop last week, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said yesterday. The robbery took place at approximately 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 […]

Kenilworth Democrats set date for candidate’s breakfast

KENILWORTH –The Kenilworth Democratic Social and Political Club, has scheduled a candidate’s breakfast for Nov. 3, to be held at the Kenilworth Inn from 10 a.m. to noon, to show support for the two candidates running for the council seats which are up for re-election. The two candidates are incumbent Council member Peter Corvelli and former Councilwomen Toncia […]

Kenilworth pleasantly surprised by Merck move

KENILWORTH – Borough officials are putting up the welcome banner for Merck, who announced last week they will be moving out of Summit and planting the flag of their global headquarters at exit 138 on the Parkway. When Merck took over the 100-acre Schering Plough facility several years ago, eventually deciding to phase out the […]

Newly restored and furnished Nitschke House in Kenilworth will be featured during ‘Four Centuries in a Weekend’

KENILWORTH – Visitors to Kenilworth’s historic Oswald J. Nitschke House (c. 1880) at 49 South 21 Street on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 will have an opportunity to see the newly restored and furnished home of the late Mayor Oswald J. Nitschke (1867-1934), who made significant contributions to the development of Kenilworth in the early […]

Kenilworth community-wide garage sale to be held Oct. 5 and 6

KENILWORTH – A Community-wide Garage Sale will be held in Kenilworth on Oct. 5 and 6. This major event, sponsored by the Kenilworth Historical Society, will take place, rain or shine, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. More than 150 residents have registered and paid the $12 fee to participate. […]

Kenilworth Rotary Club welcomed Westfield war hero

KENILWORTH — Kenilworth Rotary Club welcomed Thurman C. Page, Jr of Westfield who recently spoke of his participation in the Liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp , Germany, on April 29, 1945 as part of the U.S. Army 33rd Cavalry reconnaissance Squad. Kenilworth Rotary Club meets every Wednesday 12:15 at Rinaldi’s, 24 N. 20th St. Contact Robert […]

A ‘nose’ for love

KENILWORTH — ‘Cyrano deBergerac’ was recently presented by The Hudson Shakespeare Company at The Kenilworth Public Library. The program was funded by an ARTS Grant. Henry VIII will be presented on July 18 and Macbeth will be presented on Aug. 22.