Linden schools to hire former cops for armed security

LINDEN, NJ — Armed special law enforcement officers in uniform will soon be posted inside four schools as part of the city’s ongoing effort to increase security for its 6,100 students. The goal is to have the officers inside Linden High School’s Academy of Science and Technology, McManus and Soehl middle schools and School No. […]

Cranford administrator resigns, replaced by police chief

CRANFORD, NJ — Terence Wall, who played a central role in bringing Cranford’s purchase and sale of the controversial Birchwood property to a close after decades of legal and logistical roadblocks, is leaving his position as township administrator after five years. The members of the Township Committee at their Oct. 23 meeting voted unanimously to […]

Union school board candidates take to Facebook

UNION, NJ — Without a local cable TV channel access to cover their debate, school board candidates took to the internet to get their messages out, even if this method came without any back-and-forth exchanges. Six candidates — running in two groups of three — held separate Facebook Live forums Monday, Oct. 22, the original […]

Springfield committee hopefuls queried on national issues

Springfield committee hopefuls queried on national issues

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Candidates for Township Committee were forced away from local issues at an Oct. 22 candidates’ forum, answering questions on national matters instead of the more usual local topics of budgets and taxes. Republican incumbent Maria Vassallo and running mate Jerry Fernandez faced off against Democratic challengers Chris Weber and Alex Keiser, each […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Chioma Iroka, Cross-Country Chioma Iroka is a junior on the girls team, She just broke the school record for the 5K Oak Ridge Park course in 24:21, and led the Lady Farmers to a second place finish in the Valley Division of the Union County Conference.Chioma is unassuming and quiet, and leads by example. She […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Orgreen Pierre, Cross-Country Orgreen Pierre is the senior co- captain of the Cross country team. Orgreen is a three year veteran of Cross Country, and led the squad at the recent Union County Conference Championship in a personal record 19 minutes, 35 seconds for the 5K Oak Ridge Park course. Orgreen has demonstrated leadership for […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Madeline Garcia, varsity field hockey player What is your favorite part of field hockey? When you make a play down the field. It requires a lot of people, starting from the defense and all the way up to the forwards, working together for a common goal. It teammates supporting one another to make something happen each […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Jon Iosso, varsity cross country runner What is your favorite part of cross country? The team atmosphere. Everyone cheers everyone else on and the team genuinely gets along very well. In what way has the sport benefitted you? The sport has gotten me in incredible shape. In the beginning, it is very hard to begin […]