County sprays Berkeley Heights after virus found in mosquitoes

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — A mosquito pool in the area around Emerson Lane near the Warren border has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, a virus that causes an inflammation of the brain, prompting Union County officials to spray insecticide in several areas of the township. The announcement was made on the Berkeley Heights township’s […]

Route 22 westbound project begins in Union

UNION, N.J. — A safety improvement project that will add an auxiliary lane and sidewalks on U.S. Route 22 westbound near Vauxhall Road has begun and is expected to last until next summer, the state Department of Transportation announced in a recent press release. This work originally was scheduled to start the weekend of Sept. […]

Linden signs solar farm contract for landfill

LINDEN — An Edison-based company has been awarded a 20-year lease to install a solar farm atop the city’s long-closed, 55-acre landfill that is expected to generate a surplus for the municipality. The contract, approved at the City Council’s Aug. 20 meeting, gives Hathaway Solar, a subsidiary of CS Energy, which has offices in Edison […]

Cranford water mains being replaced

CRANFORD, N.J. — New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 1,160 feet of aging water mains in the township this fall, upgrading the lines with larger, ductile iron main, the company announced. This project began the week of Sept. 23 along Brookside Place from Gallows Hill Road to Orchard Street, and is intended to improve […]

Cranford council ratifies decision on 750 Walnut

Cranford council ratifies decision on 750 Walnut

CRANFORD, N.J. — The Township Committee has accepted the Planning Board’s recommendation to not rezone a 30.5-acre plot, commonly known as 750 Walnut Ave., on the south side of town to accommodate a 905-unit apartment complex, setting up a possible legal clash with the property owner. The committee unanimously adopted a resolution at its Sept. […]

Rahway gives initial OK for two building apartment complex

Rahway gives initial OK for two building apartment complex

RAHWAY, N.J. — The city has given its initial blessing for the construction of a 174-unit apartment complex with retail space alongside the Rahway River, endorsing a settlement between state environmental officials and a developer. A resolution approved at the Sept. 9 City Council meeting allows Tesla Redevelopment LLC — not affiliated or associated with […]

Cranford remembers six who died in 9/11 attacks

Cranford remembers six who died in 9/11 attacks

CRANFORD, N.J. — An entire generation of schoolchildren in town weren’t even alive when terrorists hijacked four planes and flew them into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. But the memory of that day is still clear for their parents, older siblings and neighbors in Cranford. “It’s been 18 […]

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

UCC offers medical marijuana workshop

UCC offers medical marijuana workshop

CRANFORD, N.J. — Following a failed attempt by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration to legalize or decriminalize marijuana, reduced restrictions on the drug have created increased opportunities for potential patients and providers. Many doctors feel marijuana is not a cure-all so the risks — as well as any touted benefits — should be understood. “It’s really […]

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