Cranford moving ahead with stormwater drainage plan

Cranford moving ahead with stormwater drainage plan

CRANFORD, NJ — The Township Committee is moving ahead with a plan to upgrade stormwater drainage to the area prone to flooding when the Rahway River spills over its banks, as it most notably did during Hurricane Irene in 2011. At its Aug. 14 meeting, the committee voted to authorize the township clerk to advertise […]

Union Center Streetscape project nears completion

Union Center Streetscape project nears completion

UNION, NJ — A $2.2 million project to improve the sidewalks and streets along a portion of Stuyvesant Avenue is expected to finish on schedule and on budget, and the town is planning to mark the completion with a ceremony. Phase 2 of the Union Center Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project should be done by the […]

Sunny Acres residents anticipate shadow of Hartz project

Sunny Acres residents anticipate shadow of Hartz project

CRANFORD, NJ — The room filled with applause the moment the ordinance to designate Sunny Acres as a historic district was unanimously approved by the Township Committee on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Moments later, 50 or so Sunny Acres residents and the committee members posed for photos in front of a banner reading: “Sunny Acres: First […]

Apartment building with 124 units slated for Garwood Paperboard site

Apartment building with 124 units slated for Garwood Paperboard site

By Megan K. Scott, Correspondent GARWOOD, NJ — A developer has unveiled preliminary plans to turn the largely dormant Garwood Paperboard industrial site on North Avenue into a 124-unit apartment complex, the second major multiunit housing project for the borough of 4,200 people in less than three years. “Our objective is to knock down the structure,” […]

Union man takes Frisbee on a different course

Union man takes Frisbee on a different course

UNION, NJ — Chris Costleigh reached back, uncoiled his body and launched his disc toward the basket at No. 11. The disc, however, had other ideas. Instead of bending around some trees, it veered off and left him with no choice but to blurt out disc golf’s dirty four-letter word. “Fore!” he yelled as his disc […]

Union man pays homage to national pastime’s past

Union man pays homage to national pastime’s past

UNION, NJ — Craig Combs was tested in his first game with his new baseball team when he was forced to sprint, slide and stretch to snare a sinking line drive. He used instincts, hustle and athleticism to make the highlight-reel catch. He didn’t, however, use a glove. Combs is the centerfielder, pitcher and one […]

Elizabeth author offers ways to generate extra income

Elizabeth author offers ways to generate extra income

ELIZABETH, NJ — Owning a machine that prints money is the stuff of dreams for many people. Owning an ATM might just be the next best thing, according to Sonel Soulouque. In his new book, “My Side Income: 7 Ways to Put More Money in Your Pocket,” the Elizabeth author details ways to earn supplemental […]

Rahway property taxes to climb $82 per home

Rahway property taxes to climb $82 per home

RAHWAY, NJ — More than half of the $82 property tax increase this year is due to the unexpectedly large number of residents participating in the state’s program to purchase homes repeatedly damaged by flooding, City Council members said Monday, July 23. The revelation came as the council voted unanimously to adopt the $37.7 million […]