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 […]

Springfield man preserves family histories

Springfield man preserves family histories

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – There was the baker whose cheesecakes were so delicious, Frank Sinatra would order them by the case. There also was the furniture maker who used his guile and engineering skills to stay alive during the Holocaust. And even more, there was the entrepreneur who rubbed elbows with Hollywood royalty such as Liza […]

Water under the bridge

Water under the bridge

Photo by Brian Trusdell CRANFORD, NJ  — A Cranford Fire Department vehicle stands guard to block traffic from entering the Lincoln Avenue railway underpass following an afternoon downpour and flash flooding on July 27, which occurred throughout Union County. The barricade was too late for one vehicle which stalled and became trapped.

Roselle approves schools superintendent, assistant

Roselle approves schools superintendent, assistant

ROSELLE, NJ — The school board approved the contract of the new interim superintendent and announced it has selected a new assistant superintendent, trying to restore stability after a recent succession of resignations, suspensions, firings, investigations and a forensic audit. The board voted to hire James Baker as its interim superintendent at its July 23 […]

Sunny Acres recognized by committee as historic district

Sunny Acres recognized by committee as historic district

CRANFORD, NJ — Wedged into the corner of one bookshelf inside Carole Esposito’s home are four binders stuffed with yellowed newspaper clippings, black and white photos and faded maps. Together, they tell the history of the Sunny Acres development going back to when 172 Cape Cod and Colonial Revival-style houses were constructed by Sears, Roebuck […]

Cranford residents upset with developer’s no-shows

Cranford residents upset with developer’s no-shows

CRANFORD, NJ — A group of residents opposed to plans for 905 apartments on a 30.5-acre property at 750 Walnut Ave. say they don’t want their efforts turned into a cartoon punchline. Cranford Residents Against Overdevelopment has stated in a letter that property owner Hartz Mountain Industries often withdraws from meetings, comparing its actions to […]

Clark mayor says the A&P site is under contract

Clark mayor says the A&P site is under contract

CLARK, NJ — Mayor Sal Bonaccorso said the A&P site on Westfield Avenue, which has been abandoned since it closed in 2006, has been purchased by a developer. Bonaccorso said he hopes this will be the beginning of the end of a long and frustrating chapter for the township, which has tried to negotiate with […]

Summit Fire Department looks for new home

Summit Fire Department looks for new home

SUMMIT, NJ — Fire Chief Eric Evers said there are memories everywhere he turns inside the firehouse. “A lot of guys have gone through here,” he said. “I always say that when it comes to the job, it’s a second family. You live together, you sleep together, you cry together. It was all done in […]

Roselle schools assistant superintendent quits

Roselle schools assistant superintendent quits

ROSELLE, NJ — Assistant Superintendent Shakirah Harrington has resigned from the school district, leaving the top two administrative positions in the borough vacant as an audit indicates district funds were used to purchase two vehicles without the knowledge of the former superintendent. Harrington announced her resignation June 28. Superintendent Richard Corbett announced his resign ation […]