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 […]

Deal on old Roselle Park car dealership stalled

Deal on old Roselle Park car dealership stalled

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Final approval of a 20-year tax abatement for a proposed mixed-use development that would replace a long-vacant car dealership on Westfield Avenue was tabled at the June 6 Borough Council meeting, pending a site plan approval by the local Land Use Board. The motion to table the ordinance, which was up […]

Towns return to Rahway flood drawing board

Towns return to Rahway flood drawing board

RAHWAY, NJ — The group of towns along the Rahway River looking for help mitigating potential flooding has devised its 12th plan to reduce the chances for the waterway overspilling its banks. The previous plan reached the final approval stages before it fell through last year. The previous plan, Alternative 4a, was not approved by […]

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