Summit group presses for plastic bag restrictions

Summit group presses for plastic bag restrictions

SUMMIT, NJ — Some residents of the Hilltop City are pressing local officials to enact more restrictions on plastic bag use, citing a survey conducted by Green Summit, a local activist environmental group. The survey — which took place between March and September of last year — asked Summit residents two questions: what are their […]

Saks redevelopment plan gets OK

Saks redevelopment plan gets OK

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Township Committee unanimously adopted a redevelopment plan for the former Saks Fifth Avenue site at a special meeting on May 7, clearing the way for the decaying site to be transformed into residential, retail and dining units. The 9.7-acre site located at 90 Millburn Ave. has been vacant for nearly three […]

Union to contract for paraprofessionals in new budget

Union to contract for paraprofessionals in new budget

UNION, NJ — Paraprofessionals with six years of employment or less with the school district could be hired through staff services starting next year, administrators revealed at the April 30 Board of Education budget hearing. Of the 156 paraprofessionals in the district, 91 would be affected by the change. The more than $137 million budget, […]

Seniors pack hall for help on how to stay in New Jersey

Seniors pack hall for help on how to stay in New Jersey

GARWOOD, NJ — Seventy-year-old Edna McClure lost her job of almost 30 years in 2015, and since then has been considering relocating to a more affordable state, specifically Delaware. “I’d have to leave my family and church, which would be very difficult,” she said in a recent interview with LocalSource. “Delaware is not that far […]

Cosgrove resigns as Elizabeth PD director

Cosgrove resigns as Elizabeth PD director

ELIZABETH, NJ — Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove has resigned his post after more than 20 years following a Union County Prosecutor’s Office investigation that determined he used racial slurs and vulgar slang to refer to black and women members of his staff. The announcement, posted on Mayor Chris Bollwage’s social media accounts on April […]

Town mourns death of active, personable UHS student

Town mourns death of active, personable UHS student

UNION, NJ — Anthony Steitz was not your typical 17-year-old young man. Through his volunteer work, he collected money for Puerto Rico after the recent hurricanes, helped compile backpacks full of supplies for hurricane victims in Texas and Florida, and he even collected suits for disabled veterans. Steitz had a drive to help people that […]

Springfield Saks redevelopment plan gets initial OK

Springfield Saks redevelopment plan gets initial OK

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Plans to renovate the former Saks Fifth Avenue site on Millburn Avenue are moving forward as the Township Committee voted unanimously at its April 23 meeting to introduce an ordinance to redevelop the property. The 9.7-acre site located at 90 Millburn Ave. that has been vacant for more than 20 years since […]

FEMALE CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

FEMALE CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Anna Horne, varsity lacrosse player “Anna has been the Cougars’ starting goalie for the last four years and she will be continuing her lacrosse career at Drew University. It has been incredible seeing Anna develop over the last four years! She is an incredible leader and role model to her teammates.” — Coach Samantha Berk […]

MALE CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

MALE CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Conor Halpin, varsity lacrosse player “Conor Halpin has had tremendous start to his senior season this year, and a tremendous impact on our team’s improvements and successful first quarter/half thus far. He is contributing and leading the way for us in scoring, possession of the ball, with his excellence in facing off and collecting ground […]

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