Elections board rebuffs Linden schools on primary vote

Elections board rebuffs Linden schools on primary vote

LINDEN, NJ – The local Board of Education is exploring other security options after its formal request to have June primary voting removed from its schools was turned down by the Union County Board of Elections. Raymond Topoleski, the president of the board, said the members are concerned for the safety of the students on […]

Clark eyes Cranford project that would have great ‘impact’

Clark eyes Cranford project that would have great ‘impact’

CLARK, NJ — Mayor Sal Bonaccorso said he is continuing to monitor the progress of a developer’s proposal to build a 905-unit apartment complex on the boundary with neighboring Cranford. The project, which would add almost 2,000 people to Clark’s backyard, would “greatly impact” his municipality, Bonaccorso said after a special council meeting Tuesday, Sept. […]

Wrestling promoter brings action to Rahway Rec Center

Wrestling promoter brings action to Rahway Rec Center

RAHWAY, NJ — Beefy babyfaces and heinous heels were clobbered with folding chairs, launched into the turnbuckles and tossed clear out of the ring and onto the Rahway Recreation Center floor. The feigned expressions of agony, right down to the full-body convulsions, whipped the hundreds of pro wrestling fans who packed this gym Friday, Sept. […]

Roselle seeks ideas for downtown remake

Roselle seeks ideas for downtown remake

ROSELLE, NJ — Mayor Christine Dansereau wants to give the downtown Roselle business district a facelift and she’s asking for assistance. Residents can visit www.boroughofroselle.com and fill out a survey to give their feedback on how the downtown shopping corridor should look, the types of shops and amenities that might foster foot traffic, and other […]

Union County Teacher of Year had other career plans

Union County Teacher of Year had other career plans

By Liv Meier, Correspondent LINDEN, NJ — Union County Teacher of the Year Barbara Brady never saw herself in front of a classroom — it was a different audience she always envisioned. Before becoming Linden High School’s dance and physical education teacher, she was a professional ballerina until a career-ending injury forced her to rethink her […]

Density scrutinized by board for 750 Walnut

Density scrutinized by board for 750 Walnut

CRANFORD, NJ  — The local Planning Board at its Sept. 5 meeting focused on the issue of density and whether a builder’s plan to construct 30 units per acre at 750 Walnut Ave. would be “consistent and compatible” with other development in the township. Although density has often been the topic during five months of […]

Controversial Trump billboard comes down after brief run

Controversial Trump billboard comes down after brief run

UNION, NJ — A billboard at the center of the township that became the center of a nationwide controversy has been taken down seemingly as suddenly as it went up. For eight days, a billboard sporting a photo of President Trump and the phrase “Our Leader The Idiot” greeted motorists and pedestrians on the eastbound […]

Longtime Cranford firefighter eulogized by mayor

Longtime Cranford firefighter eulogized by mayor

CRANFORD, NJ — Mayor Tom Hannen’s voice cracked with emotion as he paid tribute to longtime resident Brian Koshney at the close of the Aug. 14 township committee meeting. Hannen remembered Koshney, 50, who died of cancer earlier that day at Overlook Medical Center in Summit. The resident was a repairman for the Cranford pools […]

Cranford teens climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Cranford teens climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

CRANFORD, NJ — From the summit, James Anderson watched the sun ascend through the clouds and begin to warm the side of Mount Kilimanjaro. What the world looks like from 19,000 feet above sea level — and 7,500 miles from home — is something the 17-year-old Anderson struggles to put into words. Though it was […]

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