Rahway council introduces bond to repair sinkholes

RAHWAY, NJ — The City Council voted at its Aug. 12 meeting to introduce a $500,000 bond to finance emergency repairs to the sinkholes that recently have appeared on several streets throughout the municipality. Sinkholes have developed on several roads, including Elm, Seminary and West Inman avenues. While the city does not keep a record […]

Springfield facility tests potential Alzheimer’s drug

Springfield facility tests potential Alzheimer’s drug

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Dr. Michelle Papka isn’t looking to cure Alzheimer’s disease tomorrow. Papka, the principal investigator for a new study for Alzheimer’s at the Cognitive and Research Center in Springfield, is hoping a new approach she is taking will be a step in the right direction. “It is important to explore all approaches,” Papka […]

Cranford bans plastics despite complaints

Cranford bans plastics despite complaints

CRANFORD, NJ — The Township Committee adopted a ban on single-use plastics at its Aug. 13 meeting, voting 4-1 despite objections from several business owners regarding the cost and compliance date. Tom Hannen, the township’s commissioner of building and zoning, was the only committee member to offer any criticism of the ordinance when it was […]

Second AddamsFest gets early start

Second AddamsFest gets early start

WESTFIELD, NJ — The success of the first AddamsFest last fall was such that town officials decided to get an early start on this year’s event. They gathered at the appropriately named Addams Tavern on Elm Street on Aug. 6, and Mayor Shelley Brindle kicked off the promotion for the gala, a Halloween-timed extravaganza dedicated […]

Clark waiting for state OK on traffic light

CLARK, NJ — The Township Council is waiting for approval from state transportation officials to install a traffic light at the intersection of Westfield Avenue and Wilson Drive, which runs between Arthur L. Johnson High School and Clark Police Headquarters, officials announced during the Aug. 5 workshop meeting. It also is preparing a grant application […]

Last days of Restaurant Week in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Come taste all the delicious food Plainfield has to offer during the city’s Restaurant Week, which runs through Aug. 18. Today, Thursday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 9 p.m., enjoy Banda Sensacional at Tradiciones de Mi Pueblo Restaurant, 307 Park Ave. in Plainfield. Dinner specials are available and it is BYOB. Be […]

Giannuzzi to become chief of Mountainside PD

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The borough appears set to change Lt. Joseph Giannuzzi’s title to “police chief” from “officer in charge” more than a year after he was given command of the department amid a sexual harassment suit and scandal that saw the resignation or suspension of three officers. Council President and Police Committee Chairman Keith […]

It’s a twister

It’s a twister

SPRINGFIELD, NJ  — A funnel cloud reaches toward the ground in Springfield in the vicinity of U.S. Route 22 and Springfield Avenue on July 7 at about 2:45 p.m. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in the township as heavy weather, which moved through the area during the afternoon and early evening, […]