On final day in office, generator mess put to rest

Outgoing prosecutor closes the book on ‘generatorgate’ as he hands over the reigns to his replacement

UNION COUNTY — The investigation into who took home generators following superstorm Sandy is completed and no criminal wrongdoing was found. However, neither the prosecutor’s office nor the county will release the names of those involved. Last week the prosecutor’s office finished its inquiry into the matter that has dragged on for almost seven months, on […]

Roselle property sale to recover ‘untapped’ revenue

ROSELLE — Mayor Jamel Holley is planning a sale of buildable, borough-owned properties to generate revenue for the municipality’s coffers. When Holley came into office last year at the top of his list of priorities was a review of all borough-owned vacant properties that possibly could generate money for the municipality. He kept his word […]

Residents in Cranford not pleased with Westfield

CRANFORD — Yet another builder’s remedy lawsuit, previously settled by Westfield and the developer, brought Cranford’s Nomahegan Court residents to an 11th hour hearing before a Superior Court judge Monday. However, their efforts were for naught because the hearing had nothing to do with the location or density of the project, which Cranford residents said […]

Local Dems decide on next leader of the party

UNION COUNTY — It has been several decades since the Union County Regular Democratic organization had to concern themselves with finding a new political leader or two. It appeared as of Tuesday, county Democrat committee members were lining up behind 22nd district State Assemblyman Jerry Green of Plainfield to lead the party that has seen fractures […]

Linden budget woes continue

Shortfall brings city closer and closer to layoffs of many police officers

LINDEN — The city and Police PBA have yet to come to a meeting of the minds in order to avoid layoffs. Bottom line: If the council and police union cannot strike some kind of deal in the next few weeks, 31 police officers, or less, depending on the number of officers retiring this year, […]

Broken gas meter leads to huge unpaid bill

UNION — The cost of everything seems to be going up. But for one Elizabethtown Gas Company customer who opened her bill a few months back, it was shocking to see what she owed and how the charges came about. Like most people, when Gayle Caffarelli opened up her usual monthly bill from Elizabethtown Gas […]

‘Brain bowlers’

RAHWAY — From left: Brian Alicea, Izabella Komperda, Lola Wong, Darryl Ansah, Jayson Echavarria, Jazshua Andes, Lourdes Torres, and Nicole Moncada, 3rd-grade gifted and talented students from Roosevelt School in Rahway, attended the Union County Brain Bowl on May 30. This convocation was sponsored by the Union County Gifted and Talented Association. After teams were formed, […]

Big Swing

CLARK — Candice Sot hits one into the outfield during Clark Recreation’s recently started 10-week women’s softball league. This noncompetitive league has fun playing softball once a week at the recreation  center. Clark Recreation also recently completed its three week Field Hockey Clinic held at the high school on Sunday mornings. Varsity Field Hockey Coach […]

Congrats !!

ELIZABETH — Members of the Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, Class of 2013, sang an inspirational Gospel song at the conclusion of commencement exercises in Holy Spirit Church in Union on June 1. The school held commencement ceremonies for its 98th graduating class with members of the Class of 2013 winning numerous academic awards and scholarships […]

On the move

The Kenilworth Historical Society has owned the Oswald J. Nitschke House since 2003, when the then-threatened building was donated to the Historical Society by Dr. Jerome Forman and was moved to land acquired with the help of the Kenilworth Veterans Center and a New Jersey DEP Green Acres grant. The Historical Society has since raised […]