Super: Development would swamp Cranford schools

Super: Development would swamp Cranford schools

CRANFORD, NJ — School Superintendent Scott Rubin told the local Planning Board that a proposed 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. would add more than 300 students to the district, calling it a “burden” the town could not accommodate. To put the impact in perspective for the board, Rubin said the projected 353 students […]

Food bank helping women in need with more than food

Food bank helping women in need with more than food

HILLSIDE, NJ — Limited finances cause many women across the country to make a difficult choice: food or feminine products. The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the state’s largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization located on Evans Terminal Road in Hillside, is looking to combat this overlooked hardship known as “period poverty.” CFBNJ’s “Period Initiative” provides […]

Scutari bill to rescind Armstead raise advances

Scutari bill to rescind Armstead raise advances

LINDEN, NJ — Legislation that would force Mayor Derek Armstead to give back the $26,575 raise he received in December has passed the state Senate, escalating tension between him and state Sen. Nicholas Scutari. Legislation that would prohibit retroactive raises for all elected officials throughout the state passed the Senate in a 32-1 vote March […]

Summit makes public smoking ban visible

Summit makes public smoking ban visible

SUMMIT, NJ — The city is sending a message to would-be smokers in its parks and athletic facilities. No smoking signs were installed at Soldiers Memorial Field, Investors Bank Field, Wilson Park, Long Field, Glenside Field, Mabie Memorial Playground and the Summit Village Green, the city announced in a March 14 press release. The smoking […]

Blades of fun at annual Clark Family Skate

Blades of fun at annual Clark Family Skate

CLARK, NJ  — More than 250 Clark residents came out for the annual Clark Family Skate at Warinanco Park Skating Complex on Saturday, Jan. 26, the first at the newly renovated facility. Arthur L. Johnson High School hockey players helped beginner skaters.

Lawmaker predicts Mount Laurel could crash real estate

Lawmaker predicts Mount Laurel could crash real estate

CRANFORD, NJ — A northern New Jersey lawmaker told local residents that leaving the fate of Mount Laurel, or “affordable,” housing in the hands of the court system could “crash the entire real estate market of the state of New Jersey.” State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, a Republican who represents the 39th Legislative District, including parts […]

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