Berkeley Heights EMS squad asks for LOSAP help

Berkeley Heights EMS squad asks for LOSAP help

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The president of the local Volunteer Rescue Squad has asked the Township Council to support a program that would provide its members with tax-deferred income benefits in an effort to retain and reward volunteers for their service to the community. Joe Savino addressed the council at its June 25 regular meeting […]

Hearing on 140-foot cell tower at UCC delayed

Hearing on 140-foot cell tower at UCC delayed

CRANFORD, NJ — A hearing to consider whether three wireless mobile phone companies can erect a 140-foot cell tower on the rear western side of the Union County College campus was postponed July 8 because a group of residents opposed to the structure said it was not prepared. Cranford Zoning Board of Adjustment Chairman Richard […]

New acting prosecutor named for county

New acting prosecutor named for county

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Former Union County Assistant Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo has been named to replace Jennifer Davenport as acting prosecutor in the county, becoming the third person to hold the title in less than three months, and the sixth in less than two years. The state Attorney General’s Office announced the appointment in […]

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 […]

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