New county voting machines to get test in Westfield

New county voting machines to get test in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Voters from throughout the county have a choice between Spiderman, Batman and the Green Hornet — supposed candidates in a demonstration of new voting machines on display at the Union County Annex building. However, Westfield residents will be casting their votes for real candidates in less than two weeks. And there are plans […]

Summit to erect monument for Medal of Honor recipients

Summit to erect monument for Medal of Honor recipients

SUMMIT, NJ — It’s taken 100 years but a pair of locals will finally get their due. It was near Le Chatelet, France on Sept. 29, 1918, when Sgt. Alan Eggers and Cpl. Thomas O’Shea of Summit, and Sgt. John Latham, of Rutherford, found themselves separated from their platoon. The Battle of San Quentin Canal […]

Cranford board, residents grill traffic engineer

Cranford board, residents grill traffic engineer

CRANFORD, NJ — Planning Board members and residents spent much of the Oct. 17 meeting asking an expert for a developer seeking to build a 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. how much traffic would be too much for the area. They questioned Karl Pehnke, traffic expert for Hartz Mountain industries, in an attempt […]

Medical marijuana dispensary coming to Union

Medical marijuana dispensary coming to Union

UNION, NJ — The township will soon be home to one of seven medical marijuana dispensaries in the state after plans for the facility were unanimously approved by the Planning Board during a meeting last month. Compassionate Care Research Institute LLC, operating as Garden State Dispensary, already has a location in Woodbridge and has plans […]

First lighted church in Roselle celebrates 150th anniversary

First lighted church in Roselle celebrates 150th anniversary

ROSELLE, NJ — Thomas Edison first brought electric light to the village of Roselle back in January 1883, when he was trying to prove that a town could be illuminated by power from a single generating station. Roselle was chosen by Edison because it did not have any gas-powered lighting. Along with installing his incandescent […]

Mural painted by robot in Downtown Summit

Mural painted by robot in Downtown Summit

SUMMIT, NJ — Don’t expect “Albert” to be confused with Da Vinci, Rembrandt or Van Gogh, although his work is very public. Albert is a robotic spray-printing machine used to beautify downtown Summit in September, creating a dot-matrix mural on the side of a building on Union Place. The building, which houses Pizza Vita on […]

Union household represents township on ‘Family Feud’

Union household represents township on ‘Family Feud’

UNION, NJ — It didn’t come as a surprise to the Carroll family when they received news that they were going to be on the game show, “Family Feud.” They were confident their sense of humor, positive attitudes and individuality had impressed the judges during the audition process. “We always said that we wanted to […]

Former All-Star Dykstra indicted in Linden incident

Former All-Star Dykstra indicted in Linden incident

LINDEN, NJ — Former Major League Baseball All-Star Lenny Dykstra has been indicted on three counts for drugs and making terroristic threats during an early morning altercation with a ride-sharing driver in May that occurred in Linden. The 55-year-old former outfielder, who played from 1985 to 1996 with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, […]

Original songs to a ukulele, Union’s Got Talent

Original songs to a ukulele, Union’s Got Talent

UNION, NJ — They came with acts from original songs to dance routines to a ukulele, from ages 6 to 63. The sounds of cheering and endless applause echoed throughout Union High School with Jinky Marie Abalos finally prevailing in the sixth annual Union’s Got Talent competition. “I wasn’t even thinking of winning, I just […]