Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

County launches opioid addiction hotline program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials have launched a new program — Helping Hands 365 — that features a 24/7 hotline connecting addicts with peers who have achieved sobriety in an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses in the county. More than 130 county residents died of such overdoses in 2018. Prevention Links, a local nonprofit organization […]

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 […]

Roselle Park gives initial OK to PILOT

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — A proposed mixed-use development for a long-abandoned car dealership on Westfield Avenue would receive a 20-year tax abatement under a proposal introduced by the Borough Council at its May 16 meeting. The council voted 5-1 to introduce the payment in lieu of taxes, or PILOT, for the development to be located […]

Roselle Park terminates 5 dispatchers

Roselle Park terminates 5 dispatchers

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — The mayor and council voted 5-0 with two abstentions to terminate the township’s five police dispatchers and enter into a shared-services agreement with Union County at their March 21 meeting. Mayor Joseph Signorello said that using the county’s dispatch service would save about $200,000 annually for the township, which already is […]

Roselle Park seeks business district ‘visioning’

Roselle Park seeks business district ‘visioning’

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Borough officials are looking to transform the area around the train station and the commercial corridor along Chestnut Street into a “transit village” — adding streetscaping and open public spaces, and improving mobility. The “visioning” project will improve the aesthetics of downtown Roselle Park, according to William Kurzenberger, the borough’s development […]

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 […]

Roselle Park pizza maker takes on the world

Roselle Park pizza maker takes on the world

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — The aroma of fresh garlic, simmering marinara sauce and melting cheese wafts through the air inside Joe’s Rotisseria on Westfield Avenue as the afternoon lunch crowd lines up at the counter. One customer is picking up two plain pies; another asks for an order of garlic knots, and the couple behind […]

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