Officials break ground on Westfield Avenue, Roselle Park’s ‘biggest event’ in 50 years

Officials break ground on Westfield Avenue, Roselle Park’s ‘biggest event’ in 50 years

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Calling it the “biggest event” to occur in Roselle Park in 50 years, Mayor Carl Hokanson helped other officials and developers to officially break ground on two residential-retail apartment buildings at a twilight ceremony on Westfield Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 28. “The merchants are biting at the bit because, as you know, […]

Court affirms Cranford’s housing lawsuit immunity

Court affirms Cranford’s housing lawsuit immunity

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford must meet its unfilled obligations from previous rounds of Mount Laurel housing obligations before it can alter its plans for subsequent stages, a Superior Court judge ruled Sept. 19. The ruling comes in the context of Hartz Mountain Industries’ proposal to redevelop a 30.5-acre property at 750 Walnut Ave. on the Clark […]

Cranford returns to movies with local’s role in film

Cranford returns to movies with local’s role in film

CRANFORD, NJ — Older Cranford residents may remember when their town was the setting for the 2005 major motion picture “Guess Who?” starring Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac and Zoe Saldana — a comedic remake of the 1967 drama “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”. Cranford has made it to Hollywood for the second time in 12 years […]

Detective tells court dramatic tale of finding Cranford woman’s body

Detective tells court dramatic tale  of finding Cranford woman’s body

CRANFORD, NJ — Detectives had been searching for April Wyckoff’s body for days when John McCabe noticed a pair of bleach-marked sweatpants on a concrete barrier about 1:15 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon in an industrial section of Newark along the Passaic River. The deputy chief of investigators for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office told the […]

Clark English instructor named Teacher of Year

Clark English instructor named Teacher of Year

CLARK, NJ — Technology and English are not two subjects often thought of together; perhaps this is why Victoria Sasso, a sixth grade teacher from Clark’s Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, is so effective and was chosen as Union County’s Teacher of the Year. Sasso, a language arts instructor, received the award Tuesday, Sept. 12, from […]

Seniors camp out for hours, overnight for chance at Cranford senior housing complex

Seniors camp out for hours, overnight for chance at Cranford senior housing complex

CRANFORD, NJ — They occupied the walkway with lawn chairs and blankets, wearing jackets, coats and backpacks. They weren’t parents lining up for Black Friday sales, or teenagers hoping to get ticket to a concert. Instead they were seniors, staked outside the Edward K. Gill Apartment Building on Meeker Avenue in Cranford with hopes of obtaining […]

Annual environmental fair offers science, learning along with music, food and fun

Annual environmental fair offers science, learning along with music, food and fun

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Hundreds enjoyed free food, music and sunny skies, all while learning a little more about their environmental footprint during the 18th annual Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority Environmental Fair on Saturday, Sept. 9. “Today’s just a day to give back to the community and bring the community together,” PMUA Executive Director Daniel Mejias […]

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