Cranford residents leery of ‘reimagining’ plans

Cranford residents leery of ‘reimagining’ plans

CRANFORD, NJ — Detailed results from a survey regarding the potential “reimagining” of the school system revealed that more than 60 percent of residents say the proposed plans do not account for any impact of a potential 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. The survey was available from April 26 through May 13, and […]

Route 22 roadwork to begin in August

Route 22 roadwork to begin in August

UNION, NJ — Construction on westbound side of U.S. Route 22 between Vauxhall Road to the west of Bloy Street is set to begin by the end of the month and will take about a year to complete, according to state Department of Transportation officials. Both lanes will be open during construction during daytime hours […]

Decrepit Garwood factory collapses onto Route 28

Decrepit Garwood factory collapses onto Route 28

GARWOOD, NJ — A partial collapse of the vacant Garwood Paperboard factory injured no one but closed a major county thoroughfare July 3 for nearly 12 hours and wiped out power in more than 600 homes and businesses on one of the hottest days of the year. The three-story, century-old building originally had been slated […]

Driveway from reduced-rate Summit apartment complex derided

Driveway from reduced-rate Summit apartment complex derided

SUMMIT, NJ — Ashwood Court residents expressed concern about a two-way driveway onto their street that accesses a recently-approved Habitat for Humanity project fronting Morris Avenue at the June 18 Common Council meeting, stating that the Zoning Board did not account for the safety of residents and children living on the cul-de-sac. The board approved […]

Weinstein scrap metal yard recommended for redevelopment

Weinstein scrap metal yard  recommended for redevelopment

UNION, NJ — The Weinstein & Sons scrap metal yard on Morris Avenue has been recommended for declaration of “in need of redevelopment” by the Planning Board, which hopes the property with dilapidated structures can be repurposed. The vote at the board’s June 27 meeting now goes to the Township Committee, which will review the […]

Burnet students make Union’s first Special Olympics appearance

Burnet students make Union’s first Special Olympics appearance

UNION, NJ — Three Burnet Middle School students have made history as the Union public school district’s first Special Olympics team to compete in track and field at the state’s annual summer games, with two members bringing home gold medals. The New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games, a three-day event that took place June 7 […]

Proposed Clark police headquarters cost doubles

Proposed Clark police headquarters cost doubles

CLARK, NJ — Plans for a new police station have been scaled down to one floor from three while the cost has more than doubled from a low estimate of $3.5 million to about $8.25 million, Mayor Sal Bonaccorso disclosed at the Township Council’s June 17 meeting. The announcement comes nearly a year after plans […]

Instructor for 1,600 cops stepping down

Instructor for 1,600 cops stepping down

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Working for the John H. Stamler Police Academy has always been more than a job for Detective Ed Hanewald, and after 19 years, he will now be hanging up his drill sergeant hat. Hanewald, better known as “senior drill” to his recruits, has been the lead training instructor for almost two […]

Book of postcards shows Elizabeth’s history, transformation

Book of postcards shows Elizabeth’s history, transformation

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two local history buffs have produced a book that details the city’s history through historical postcards to shine a light on aspects of the city that have made it a “center of commerce in New Jersey” during the last two centuries. Nayeli Riano, Elizabeth native and graduate of Elizabeth High School, and […]

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