CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Arjun Petgrave varsity basketball “Arjun deserves this because he is a great athlete and having a good season so far and continues to work on his game. But even more than that, Arjun is becoming a great leader for this team. He is stepping up in big situations for this young team.” — Coach Sean […]

Summit residents rally for more restrictive gun laws

Summit residents rally for more restrictive gun laws

SUMMIT, NJ  — Residents from Essex and Union counties gathered Jan. 13 at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit to hold a vigil in honor of the victims of gun violence, before turning the program into an introduction to ways to prevent gun violence. The event was held halfway between the anniversaries of the Dec. […]

Wendy’s Restaurant on Rt. 22 to undergo remodeling

Wendy’s Restaurant on Rt. 22 to undergo remodeling

UNION, NJ — The Wendy’s restaurant at 2657 U.S. Highway 22 has undergone several remodels in its 30-year history, but never has it been slated for a renovation as major as the one proposed at the Union Township Planning Board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23. The renovation proposal, which would need between six and eight […]

Linden building vacant for half-century to be replaced

Linden building vacant for half-century to be replaced

LINDEN, N.J. — The abandoned United Lacquer warehouse on West Elizabeth Avenue will be replaced by a six-story, 402-apartment commercial and residential complex following the project’s Jan. 15 approval by the planning board. The property will include a two-level parking garage, a restaurant space, fitness center, courtyard, volleyball court and small pool area. The parking […]

Cell expert faces hours of questions on UCC tower

Cell expert faces hours of questions on UCC tower

CRANFORD, N.J. — A radiofrequency expert answered questions regarding a proposed 140-foot cell tower on the Union County College campus for approximately three-and-a-half hours at a zoning board meeting on Jan. 13, repeating the claim that there was insufficient wireless-telephone coverage in the area. Glenn Pierson, who also testified at a December meeting, said gaps […]

Linden schools to restart student searches

Linden schools to restart student searches

LINDEN, N.J. — Random searches of students at Soehl and McManus middle schools and Linden High School were to begin later this month, officials said, reinstituting a policy that was first introduced a decade ago. “Our renewed use of random searches is part of an overall effort to boost security, which includes our special law […]

Six more Cranford homes to get flood help

Six more Cranford homes to get flood help

CRANFORD, N.J. — Six more homes in the municipality on or near the Rahway River will be repaired to fix flood damage and elevated to try to prevent it in the future under a contract approved by the township committee at its Jan. 7 meeting. The vote was the second time the council has selected […]

Three-story building OK’d for Raritan Road

Three-story building OK’d for Raritan Road

CLARK, N.J. — A three-story apartment building will be going up on Raritan Road next to the Clark Village Shopping Center after the planning board unanimously approved a 42-unit structure for the 2.68-acre site at its Jan. 9 reorganization meeting. The building, north of the intersection with Westfield Avenue, will occupy 18,000 square feet and […]

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