Deal on old Roselle Park car dealership stalled

Deal on old Roselle Park car dealership stalled

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Final approval of a 20-year tax abatement for a proposed mixed-use development that would replace a long-vacant car dealership on Westfield Avenue was tabled at the June 6 Borough Council meeting, pending a site plan approval by the local Land Use Board. The motion to table the ordinance, which was up […]

Towns return to Rahway flood drawing board

Towns return to Rahway flood drawing board

RAHWAY, NJ — The group of towns along the Rahway River looking for help mitigating potential flooding has devised its 12th plan to reduce the chances for the waterway overspilling its banks. The previous plan reached the final approval stages before it fell through last year. The previous plan, Alternative 4a, was not approved by […]

County pays nearly $400,000 to settle harassment suit

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two Union County workers who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the county and its Department of Human Services will receive $395,000 in a settlement, as approved at the county Board of Chosen Freeholders’ May 23 meeting. The freeholders authorized the settlement to be paid to Cynthia Pisino, a county social worker […]

Freeholders urge PSE&G on higher utility poles

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has joined with some local municipalities in a fight to keep tall, high-voltage utility poles out of residential areas, urging PSE&G to conduct further investigations before installing the lines throughout Union County. PSE&G is proposing to install 65-foot utility poles along South Avenue in […]

Cranford police to host active shooter training

Cranford police to host active shooter training

CRANFORD, NJ — The local police department has teamed up with a training institute to offer a two-day active shooter-instructor certification course this month to help prepare local organizations for an event they hope never happens. The course will be hosted by the Cranford Police Department, with certification through the ALICE Training Institute on June […]

Cranford board votes against 750 Walnut

CRANFORD, NJ — The local planning board voted unanimously June 5 to recommend that the township committee reject a rezoning request for a 30.5-acre site at 750 Walnut so that a proposed 905-unit apartment complex could be built. The vote was met with enthusiastic applause from the assembled gallery at the 14th meeting regarding Hartz […]

Postal Service looking to replace closed Linden facility

Postal Service looking to replace closed Linden facility

LINDEN, NJ — The U.S. Postal Service plans to open a new post office to replace the city’s Station A, which has been closed for the past year, Kurtis Bullard, a real estate specialist for the Postal Service, announced at the May 21 City Council meeting. Bullard told the council and residents in attendance that […]

Route 22’s Clinton Manor to be replaced with new Marriott

Route 22’s Clinton Manor to be replaced with new Marriott

UNION, NJ — Plans to replace the aging Clinton Manor Hotel and Banquet Hall on westbound U.S. Route 22 with a Courtyard by Marriott hotel and conference center were unanimously approved at the local Zoning Board meeting on May 22. The Marriott will have more than 150 rooms, an outdoor pool, fitness center and conference […]

Incumbent freeholders win Dem primaries

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Freeholder incumbents Bette Jane Kowalski, Sergio Granados and Rebecca Williams appeared to win relatively easily in their bid for the Democratic nominations to the county commissioner board Tuesday night, beating back two slates of challengers. Kowalski, Granados and Williams — running on the endorsed line — had a more than two-to-one […]

Hitchhiker sentenced to 57 years for Clark murder

Hitchhiker sentenced to 57 years for Clark murder

CLARK, NJ — A man who gained internet fame as “Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker,” and three months later killed a Clark attorney has been sentenced to 57 years in state prison, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office announced in a May 30 press release. Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, 30, must serve at least 85 percent of that […]