Canadian drifter convicted of killing Clark attorney

Canadian drifter convicted of killing Clark attorney

CLARK, NJ — A Canadian drifter who gained internet fame as “Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker” has been convicted of killing a prominent Clark attorney in his home a little less than six years ago, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office announced in an April 24 release. Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, 30, was convicted of first-degree murder in […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Alyssa Thomas, Junior, Softball Alyssa Thomas is a junior pitcher that has been starting varsity for the past two years. She averages 12 strikeouts per game with a record of 3-2. As much as Alyssa wants to pitch well, she wants to hit well too. She is batting .409 in the seven games that she […]

Bar owner proposes apartments at Cranford train station

Bar owner proposes apartments at Cranford train station

CRANFORD, NJ — The owner of Bar Americana, which sits adjacent to the north side of the Cranford train station, is asking township officials for permission to add two stories of apartments and allow a rooftop dining and lounge area. Hector Alvarez testified before the local Planning Board on April 8 that he wants to […]

More swastika graffiti found in Summit school

More swastika graffiti found in Summit school

SUMMIT, NJ — A swastika was found in the sixth floor girls’ lavatory at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, according to Superintendent June Chang, the sixth such incident of anti-Semitic and other graffiti in the district in the nearly five months. “I’m sad that I have to report this,” Chang said during his monthly […]

EEOC drops probe into Linden fire chief

EEOC drops probe into Linden fire chief

LINDEN, NJ — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found no reason to look any further into accusations of discrimination on the part of fire Chief Joseph Dooley against black firefighters, City Council President Michele Yamakitis announced at the council’s April 16 meeting. “The city did send a report over and an investigation, which has […]

Clark takes another step to revitalize old A&P site

Clark takes another step to revitalize old A&P site

CLARK, NJ — A developer is formulating plans to turn the former A&P supermarket site on Westfield Avenue into apartments and retail, and the council voted unanimously at its April 15 meeting to introduce an ordinance to adopt a redevelopment plan for the property. The announcement comes nearly 10 months after Mayor Sal Bonaccorso told […]

Union schools seek bids for a new food service

Union schools seek bids for a new food service

UNION, NJ — The school district has requested bids from food service providers that could change its meal service after recent surveys showed that both parents and students were dissatisfied with the district’s current offerings. According to the request for proposals put out by the district late last month, all proposals from providers must be […]

Hillside schools to be reconfigured

HILLSIDE, NJ — Three schools will be reconfigured in the fall to include grades two through six, following a 7-1 vote by the Board of Education at its April 11 meeting. Hurden Looker, Calvin Coolidge and George Washington will undergo the change. Angela Menza was the sole vote against the move, and Calvin Lofton was […]

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