Paige Brogan, varsity field hockey “Paige has been a member of the varsity field hockey team since her freshman year and has been a major piece of the team’s success. She radiates positivity and leads by example through her hard work ethic. She is a wonderful role model to her teammates and I am honored […]



David Bartley, varsity cross country “David has been an important contributor to the varsity cross country, and track and field teams since his freshman year. He shows tremendous leadership and sets a positive example for the younger athletes and the rest of the team.” — Coach John Schiano What is your favorite part of running […]

Elizabeth train station reconstruction under way

Elizabeth train station reconstruction under way

ELIZABETH, N.J. — A three-year, $71 million renovation of the main NJ Transit train station was to begin this week that will close sections of both platforms and the staircase from East Broad Street on the northbound track side. “We appreciate our customers’ patience as we make these vital improvements, which are part of a […]

Cranford planning board OKs updated master plan

CRANFORD, N.J. — The local planning board unanimously approved a “re-examination report” at its Sept. 18 meeting, essentially updating the township’s Master Plan, which it hopes will pass scrutiny with the courts, especially with regard to Cranford’s affordable housing requirements. “This re-examination of the Township of Cranford Master Plan development regulations conforms with the requirements […]

New principals at Linden schools celebrate homecoming

LINDEN, N.J. — Students and parents at McManus Middle School and School No. 2 returned to school to find new faces in their principal’s office. But that doesn’t mean the new principals are in unfamiliar territory. Atiya Perkins is the new principal at McManus, after serving for three years as principal at School No. 2; […]

Cranford takes next step in ‘reimagining’ schools

CRANFORD, N.J. — The public school district’s administrative officials are forming the new Referendum Exploration Steering Committee to prepare a ballot initiative to determine possible financing for a series of proposed upgrades, from door replacements to full-day kindergarten, according to an announcement posted on the district’s website. Superintendent Scott Rubin posted a call for volunteers […]

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 […]

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