Union OKs variances for five-story apartment building

Union OKs variances for five-story apartment building

UNION, NJ — Zoning Board members have approved several variances to advance a proposal that would replace the Garden Buffet restaurant on Morris Avenue with a five-story apartment building and new restaurant at street level. Board members approved variances for setbacks, parking and paved surface area by a 7-1 vote at their Jan. 23 meeting, […]

Armstead vows defiance over council seat

Armstead vows defiance over council seat

LINDEN, NJ — The battle for control of the vacant 8th Ward council seat intensified when the mayor issued a letter to city officials instructing them not to recognize anyone selected by the city’s Democratic Committee to fill the seat. According to a copy of the letter provided to LocalSource by Mayor Derek Armstead’s office […]

RWJUH Rahway unveils simulated operating room

RWJUH Rahway unveils simulated operating room

RAHWAY, NJ — When the patient started coughing, perioperative educator Alicia Jablonsky began her customary procedures. “How are you feeling?” she asked the woman on the operating table. When the woman could only moan in response, Jablonsky rushed to administer an IV and then the simulation concluded. This quick but real-life scenario took was a […]

Plan to redevelop Chuck E. Cheese site gets preliminary OK

Plan to redevelop Chuck E. Cheese site gets preliminary OK

UNION, NJ — The Planning Board unanimously voted Jan. 24 to send redevelopment plans to the Township Committee that would turn a 6.5-acre property along U.S. Route 22 that includes the Garden State Motor Lodge and Chuck E. Cheese into one with a Wendy’s, Wawa and Fairfield Inn. A vacant service station and an office […]

Roselle schools get OK from state in benchmark rating

Roselle schools get OK from state in benchmark rating

ROSELLE, NJ — The local school district has passed the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum, a statewide benchmark that assesses districts in several key areas. The news, announced at the Jan. 28 Board of Education meeting, included that the district has raised its grade in “instruction and program” from 60 percent in March 2017 […]

Cranford trains residents to treat opioid overdoses

Cranford trains residents to treat opioid overdoses

CRANFORD, NJ — Barry wouldn’t move. He wasn’t responding when his name was called and rescue breathing failed to resuscitate him. Rahsema Saunders feared he was having an opioid overdose, so she called emergency services. Then, she quickly grabbed a 4-milligram dose of Narcan, opened the package, put the nozzle into one of Barry’s nostrils, […]

Hillside school board suspends super

Hillside school board suspends super

HILLSIDE, NJ — School board members voted 6-2 to suspend Superintendent Antoine Gayles with pay at their Jan. 24 regular meeting. A contract extending Gayles’ employment by three years with salary increases was passed by the previous board during its lame-duck session, and is being contested by the current board. The motion was introduced by […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Jeremy Ruka, varsity basketball player “Jeremy is one of our seniors we are really relying on this year. He works hard every day and really wants to win. He will do anything he can to help the team win and that is a great quality for an athlete, putting the team above yourself.” — Coach […]

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