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 […]

Cranford cops set up school substations

Cranford cops set up school substations

CRANFORD, NJ — Building a relationship between the community and its police department starts at a young age, according to Cranford Police Department Juvenile Supervisor Sgt. Matt Nazzaro, and the school district has found a way to increase law enforcement visibility in schools. With the implementation of three new substations — one each in Cranford […]

Drones included in $99M Union budget

Drones included in $99M Union budget

UNION, NJ — The Township Committee has approved a $99 million budget which includes an average tax increase of $47 per average home and $35,000 for the Union Police Department to purchase aerial drones. Union would become at least the second town in the county to obtain the drones. There will be three purchased, one […]

Emergency crews rescue driver from Parkway crash

Emergency crews rescue driver from Parkway crash

UNION, NJ — Fire and emergency crews work for 15 minutes to extricate the driver from a sport utility vehicle that crashed at the Union Toll Plaza on the Garden State Parkway during morning rush hour Monday, April 15. The vehicle hit the toll booth barrier, flipped onto the driver side and came to rest […]

Elderly woman found dead in fire

Elderly woman found dead in fire

CRANFORD, NJ — A 65-year-old woman was found dead after a fire at 43 Brookdale Place in Cranford on Friday, April 12, the Cranford Police Department said in a recent release. Deborah Meehan was discovered on the first floor, were the fire is believed to have started. Cranford police and fire crews arrived at the […]

Cranford uses technology to reunite people with lost pets

Cranford uses technology to reunite people with lost pets

CRANFORD, NJ — Residents no longer have to resort to the internet or handbills with their pets’ pictures tacked onto utility poles to find lost pets. The Cranford Police Department can now identify lost pets and return them quickly, thanks to the purchase of a microchip reader. The township’s first scanner is an Omni Max […]

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