One year later, police seek help with unsolved Clark murder

CLARK/LINDEN — A year after the brutal murders of two women took place in Clark and Linden, the cases remain unsolved. That has not been easy for local police or the Union County Homicide Task force, who continue to focus on apprehending these murderers. Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the grisly murder of Clark resident […]

Improvement Authority tasked with finding buyer

UNION COUNTY — At their last meeting the freeholder board moved another step closer to unloading 100-year-old Runnells Specialized Hospital, which has been operating in the red for years. At the June 27 meeting the board passed a resolution allowing the Union County Improvement Authority to begin marketing the 300-bed facility that also includes a 44-bed […]

‘It’s just not right’

Mayor disapproves of BOE actions

ROSELLE — Mayor Jamel Holley is fuming over the Roselle Board of Education making a $7.5 million health insurance deal with the company associated with former mayor Garrett Smith, who has an indictment hanging over his head for insurance fraud. “Amazingly, Smith is currently under indictment and facing a prison time for insurance fraud, and […]

Grand slam

CRANFORD — Union County Freeholders Alexander Mirabella, far left, and Bette Jane Kowalski congratulate the Cranford High School Baseball Team on winning the 2013 New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association State Group 3 Championship.

Happy Independence Day !

RAHWAY — Rahway resident Farah celebrates her second Fourth of July with a patriotic neighborhood pool party. Residents all over Union County celebrated the holiday as many towns displayed fireworks, held events like soapbox derbies, and much more.

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.

Linden budget works via furloughs, garbage tax

LINDEN — It appears the city will eventually pass a budget of almost $99 million for 2013, but in order to eliminate a $5.2 million shortfall, everyone had to give a little. That includes taxpayers and employees. The final numbers have not been cast in stone, but last week, after the Police PBA Local 42 […]

Legal conflict in Cranford proves to be unfounded

CRANFORD — A possible conflict of interest on the part of the attorney representing the township in the Birchwood Development litigation has hung heavily in the air for months, but a report commissioned by the governing body found no such conflict. Although controversy has surrounded the complex and litigious issue of the Birchwood development project […]

School board president faces an ethics complaint

ELIZABETH — It appears school board President Tony Monteiro has a lot of explaining to do about why he did not disclose certain interests and income to the state, as required by law. Armed with dates, times, places and the paperwork to back up those claims, four residents recently filed ethics complaints against Monteiro with […]

Field of Dreams

LINDEN — Students walk across the field after receiving their honors and diplomas at the 103rd annual commencement of Linden High School in Tiger Stadium at the Edward R. Cooper Athletic Field on Friday, June 21.