Demonstrators call for resignation of Linden fire chief

Demonstrators call for resignation of Linden fire chief

LINDEN, NJ — About 75 people who attended a rally in front of City Hall called for fire Chief Joseph Dooley to step down amid accusations that he has fostered “a racist culture” inside the department, including using derogatory terms for African-Americans. Gusting winds and chilly conditions did little to temper the concerns of those […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

AJ Bencivenga, varsity wrestler “AJ has been a four-year starter. In his early years on the team, he sacrificed a lot, most of the time giving up a lot of weight to help us fill the line up with our best wrestlers. In doing so, AJ put the team goals ahead of his own. All […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Catarina Guimaraes, varsity sprinter “As a freshman, Catarina has immediately stepped into a varsity role as a sprinter on winter and spring track and field teams. She gives 100 percent at every practice from start to finish. She sets a positive example for her teammates and is truly an inspiration to those around her.” — […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Manny Florestal, Track, Senior “Manny is a returning senior, with a great and tremendous upside. 49.25 in the 400 was his best outdoor time last season. Manny has run some impressive times this winter in hopes for a big spring. 50.45 in the 400 meters was his best this winter. He’s a hard worker and […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Sarah Ilori, Wrestling, Freshman Ninth-grader Sarah Ilori finished fifth in the 147-pound weight class in the inaugural NJSIAA Girls Wrestling State Championship on March 2 in Atlantic City. In order to qualify, Sarah had to wrestle in the very first Girls Regional Wrestling Tournament at Red Bank Regional High School. To advance to the state […]

Super: Development would swamp Cranford schools

Super: Development would swamp Cranford schools

CRANFORD, NJ — School Superintendent Scott Rubin told the local Planning Board that a proposed 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. would add more than 300 students to the district, calling it a “burden” the town could not accommodate. To put the impact in perspective for the board, Rubin said the projected 353 students […]

Food bank helping women in need with more than food

Food bank helping women in need with more than food

HILLSIDE, NJ — Limited finances cause many women across the country to make a difficult choice: food or feminine products. The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the state’s largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization located on Evans Terminal Road in Hillside, is looking to combat this overlooked hardship known as “period poverty.” CFBNJ’s “Period Initiative” provides […]

Scutari bill to rescind Armstead raise advances

Scutari bill to rescind Armstead raise advances

LINDEN, NJ — Legislation that would force Mayor Derek Armstead to give back the $26,575 raise he received in December has passed the state Senate, escalating tension between him and state Sen. Nicholas Scutari. Legislation that would prohibit retroactive raises for all elected officials throughout the state passed the Senate in a 32-1 vote March […]