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 […]

Martucci didn’t consider bylaws before taking Linden BOE post

LINDEN, NJ — Board of Education President Gregory Martucci said he did not consider declining the nomination for the position despite a bylaw that prohibits a member facing state ethics charges from assuming the role. When asked after the Jan. 31 board meeting if he’d considered turning down the nomination, he said, “Absolutely not.” State […]

Union theater to make updates after mayor sends letter

Union theater to make updates after mayor sends letter

UNION, NJ — The movie theater in Union Center will be upgraded after Mayor Michele Delisfort chastised its owners, calling the establishment an “eyesore” and a “blight” on the downtown area in a Jan. 28 letter. “We’re working diligently with the town to bring everything up to standards,” Peter Kafash, chief financial officer of Empire […]

Summit official expresses satisfaction with the skies

SUMMIT, NJ — John Nicholas reminded residents that it’s not just a coincidence that skies are quiet over Hilltop City. The Summit resident serves as vice president of the Union County Air Traffic Noise Advisory Board and spoke at the Feb. 5 Common Council meeting about the organization, which advocates for reducing noise levels in […]

Court hears Armstead-Scutari fight over Linden council seat

By Chuck O’Donnell Staff Writer LINDEN, NJ — Mayor Derek Armstead and state Sen. Nicholas Scutari have escalated their battle over the vacant 8th Ward Council seat to Union County Superior Court. Attorneys representing the Linden Democratic Committee, chaired by Scutari, sparred with Linden city lawyers before Administrative Law Judge Katherine Dupuis on Monday, Feb. […]

Hillside schools hire two cops, disarms guards

Hillside schools hire two cops, disarms guards

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Board of Education at a special Feb. 7 meeting approved adding two armed borough police officers, who are trained school resource officers, to the district’s schools and also to disarm three security guards. The motion to assign officers Bryan Arrington and Shakeema Wilson, effective Feb. 8 through June 30, passed with […]

Union OKs variances for five-story apartment building

Union OKs variances for five-story apartment building

UNION, NJ — Zoning Board members have approved several variances to advance a proposal that would replace the Garden Buffet restaurant on Morris Avenue with a five-story apartment building and new restaurant at street level. Board members approved variances for setbacks, parking and paved surface area by a 7-1 vote at their Jan. 23 meeting, […]

Armstead vows defiance over council seat

Armstead vows defiance over council seat

LINDEN, NJ — The battle for control of the vacant 8th Ward council seat intensified when the mayor issued a letter to city officials instructing them not to recognize anyone selected by the city’s Democratic Committee to fill the seat. According to a copy of the letter provided to LocalSource by Mayor Derek Armstead’s office […]

RWJUH Rahway unveils simulated operating room

RWJUH Rahway unveils simulated operating room

RAHWAY, NJ — When the patient started coughing, perioperative educator Alicia Jablonsky began her customary procedures. “How are you feeling?” she asked the woman on the operating table. When the woman could only moan in response, Jablonsky rushed to administer an IV and then the simulation concluded. This quick but real-life scenario took was a […]

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