Invasive beetles less populous this summer

Invasive beetles less populous this summer

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In and around the county residents are quite used to seeing creatures like white-tailed deer, squirrels and fireflies as the temperature warms. One common insect is often overlooked despite its prevalence and pronounced ecological effects; the Japanese beetle. With July upon us, it’s time to start looking for them, according to […]

Girl Scouts of Cranford earn prestigious Gold, Silver Awards

CRANFORD, NJ — On the evening of Wednesday, May 23, the Girl Scouts of Cranford, Service Unit 48, presented the national organization’s most prestigious honor — the Gold Award — to three young women of Cranford. The Gold Award recipients — Julia Lachenauer, Ellen Rokicki and Isabella Stoto — were honored at a recognition dinner […]

Roselle moves to terminate clerk put on leave six years ago

Roselle moves to terminate clerk put on leave six years ago

ROSELLE, NJ — The borough council at its June 20 meeting voted to seek the termination of a municipal clerk who had been placed on paid administrative leave six years ago. } Rhona Bluestein spoke after a resolution to remove her for “unbecoming conduct, incompetence and other just cause,” was put up for discussion. Although […]

Keyboard player sees the world from Cranford

Keyboard player sees the world from Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — Mark Baron was spending a quiet Sunday afternoon dutifully whipping up a batch of chicken enchiladas. His kitchen is about 120 miles — and a world away — from where he’d been the previous night. Baron shared the stage with music royalty on a recent Saturday night as he played a gig with […]

Elizabeth BOE member absent for 7 consecutive meetings

Elizabeth BOE member absent for 7 consecutive meetings

ELIZABETH, NJ — A city school board member who pleaded guilty to charges of assault by auto and drunken driving has been absent from at least seven consecutive meetings since April. Daniel Nina, a city firefighter, was arrested October 2017 in Linden after his car collided with another vehicle, authorities said. He was sentenced May […]

Repairs on Route 22 overpass snarls traffic

Repairs on Route 22 overpass snarls traffic

UNION, NJ — Crews are working on emergency repairs to the underside of a U.S. Route 22 bridge over Chestnut Street, a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said. The work began June 8 and is expected to last about two weeks if the weather is accommodating, said DOT spokeswoman Judith Drucker. The repairs are not […]