Scutari bill to rescind Armstead raise advances

Scutari bill to rescind Armstead raise advances

LINDEN, NJ — Legislation that would force Mayor Derek Armstead to give back the $26,575 raise he received in December has passed the state Senate, escalating tension between him and state Sen. Nicholas Scutari. Legislation that would prohibit retroactive raises for all elected officials throughout the state passed the Senate in a 32-1 vote March […]

Blades of fun at annual Clark Family Skate

Blades of fun at annual Clark Family Skate

CLARK, NJ  — More than 250 Clark residents came out for the annual Clark Family Skate at Warinanco Park Skating Complex on Saturday, Jan. 26, the first at the newly renovated facility. Arthur L. Johnson High School hockey players helped beginner skaters.

Summit BOE OKs $65M budget, full-day kindergarten

SUMMIT, NJ — The school board approved a budget of more than $65 million for next academic year in a 6-1 non-binding vote at the March 7 meeting, with more than $1.5 million allocated for expanding the district’s kindergarten program to full day. The Board of School Estimate will have final approval at its March […]

Lawmaker predicts Mount Laurel could crash real estate

Lawmaker predicts Mount Laurel could crash real estate

CRANFORD, NJ — A northern New Jersey lawmaker told local residents that leaving the fate of Mount Laurel, or “affordable,” housing in the hands of the court system could “crash the entire real estate market of the state of New Jersey.” State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, a Republican who represents the 39th Legislative District, including parts […]

New Roselle Park chief laments father’s absence

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — New police Chief Daniel McCaffery was surrounded by friends and family as Mayor Joseph Signorello swore him in Feb. 21. McCaffery’s late father, Thomas McCaffery, was a member of the Union County Two Hundred Club, which recognizes the achievements of uniformed police, firefighters and state troopers, and taught his son at […]

Request to fill Linden council seat denied

LINDEN, NJ — Mayor Derek Armstead has won the second round in the battle for control of the 8th Ward City Council seat. Appellate Division Judge Amy O’Connor, in a court document dated Feb. 28, denied an appeal for a temporary restraining order filed by state Sen. Nicholas Scutari to have Paul Coates seated as […]