Scutari bill to rescind Armstead raise advances

Scutari bill to rescind Armstead raise advances

LINDEN, NJ — Legislation that would force Mayor Derek Armstead to give back the $26,575 raise he received in December has passed the state Senate, escalating tension between him and state Sen. Nicholas Scutari. Legislation that would prohibit retroactive raises for all elected officials throughout the state passed the Senate in a 32-1 vote March […]

Blades of fun at annual Clark Family Skate

Blades of fun at annual Clark Family Skate

CLARK, NJ  — More than 250 Clark residents came out for the annual Clark Family Skate at Warinanco Park Skating Complex on Saturday, Jan. 26, the first at the newly renovated facility. Arthur L. Johnson High School hockey players helped beginner skaters.

Lawmaker predicts Mount Laurel could crash real estate

Lawmaker predicts Mount Laurel could crash real estate

CRANFORD, NJ — A northern New Jersey lawmaker told local residents that leaving the fate of Mount Laurel, or “affordable,” housing in the hands of the court system could “crash the entire real estate market of the state of New Jersey.” State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, a Republican who represents the 39th Legislative District, including parts […]

Former Union ShopRite site will have new tenant

Former Union ShopRite site will have new tenant

UNION, NJ — The former ShopRite property at the intersection of Morris and Liberty Avenues will be home to a new chain thrift store in the fall. The vacant building, located at 2661 Morris Avenue, has been empty since 2014. When Mayor Michele Delisfort took office in January, she said filling the long-term commercial vacancy […]

Control of tree-destroying insect sought

Control of tree-destroying insect sought

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Local authorities are partnering with JCP&L in an attempt to control the spread of an invasive insect by removing adult ash trees in northern Union County. Summit is joining with JCP&L to remove 80 ash trees — one on Constantine Place and others on private properties — and treat others with […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Chaz DeSimone, varsity swimmer “Junior Chaz (Charles) DeSimone is our fastest breaststroker on the team, has continuously placed first or second in the 100 breast, and also came in first against Westfield in his event. He is also one of our top 50 freestyler sprinters for the team. Chaz swims four events at each meet […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Maggie O’Donnell, varsity swimmer “Maggie was the Union County Champion in the 100-yard butterfly and finished second place in the 200-yard freestyle. Cranford has not had a Union County swimming champion since 2015, when Julie Byrne won the event. She has also qualified for the High School Meet of Champions being held on March 2 […]

Linden council moves to investigate Scutari

Linden council moves to investigate Scutari

LINDEN, NJ — Mayor Derek Armstead escalated his political battle with state Sen. Nicholas Scutari on Feb. 19, when the City Council voted to form a committee to investigate whether the legislator had been paid for work he did not perform while a city employee. The council voted 6-4 in favor of the resolution creating […]

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