Union shooting range owner recognizes challenges

Union shooting range owner recognizes challenges

UNION, NJ — It’s the only one of its kind in a 15-mile radius, and RTSP co-owner and chief executive officer Rick Friedman recognizes the challenges that come with operating his shooting range in a state with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. “I would love to have the freedoms that everyone […]

Cranford Planning Board OKs Mount Laurel plan

Cranford Planning Board OKs Mount Laurel plan

CRANFORD, NJ — The township may have brought its long struggle to meet its third-round Mount Laurel housing obligations to a close when the Planning Board voted to accept a plan that would zone for 105 affordable housing units. The plan calls for the creation of 85 units the township calculated as part of its […]

Officials identify victim in fatal Cranford house fire

Officials identify victim in fatal Cranford house fire

CRANFORD, NJ — The body of the man killed in the house fire on Hillcrest Avenue has been identified as Philip Anter. The 60-year-old resident was the owner and sole occupant of the single-family home at 155 Hillcrest Ave. Local Fire and Police departments responded to the blaze at about 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. […]

Hillside attorney facing termination in dispute with mayor

Hillside attorney facing termination in dispute with mayor

HILLSIDE, NJ — A dispute between the township attorney and the mayor, and purportedly her assistant, has the attorney on the brink of termination unless one councilman is allowed to change his vote. Councilman Donald DeAugustine asked at the end of the Dec. 11 caucus meeting if he could change his earlier vote from “abstain” […]

Springfield gives final approval for downtown project PILOT

Springfield gives final approval for downtown project PILOT

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Township Committee unanimously approved a 30-year tax abatement for a redevelopment project on Morris Avenue at its Nov. 27 meeting, agreeing to the first payment in lieu of taxes for the downtown area. The property is to house 24 residential apartments above retail space at 226 Morris Ave., at the corner […]

Summit Park Line forum on route turns testy

Summit Park Line forum on route turns testy

SUMMIT, NJ — Concerns about safety and privacy turned a public forum on the Summit Park Line pedestrian walkway into a tense shouting match at times as officials heard from residents regarding the second phase of the park’s construction. At the Dec. 6 workshop meeting hosted by the city, residents on Eggers Court and Henry […]

Proposed cell tower at UCC could stretch 140 feet high

Proposed cell tower at UCC could stretch 140 feet high

CRANFORD, NJ — A cell tower that Union County College proposes to build on the northwestern part of its campus could stretch 140 feet into the air, 10 feet higher than previously reported, according to school documents. According to the minutes from UCC’s Buildings and Ground Committee meeting on Sept. 25, AT&T is “interested in […]

Fatal Cranford house fire filled with ‘storage’

Fatal Cranford house fire filled with ‘storage’

CRANFORD, NJ — A house on Hillcrest Avenue destroyed by a fire that killed a man was filled with “storage,” according to officials, a factor that could have hampered firefighters. Local Fire and Police departments responded to the blaze at the single-family home at 155 Hillcrest Ave. at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday, according to a […]

Cranford to pay $300,000 over Swan Cleaners health claim

Cranford to pay $300,000 over Swan Cleaners health claim

CRANFORD, NJ — The township will pay $300,000 to a couple who became sick from leaking underground tanks owned by a dry cleaning business, as as part of a proposed settlement agreement. Municipal attorney Ryan Cooper made the announcement at the Nov. 27 Township Committee meeting. Edna and Edan Ben Elazar, who owned an electronics […]