Longtime Cranford firefighter eulogized by mayor

Longtime Cranford firefighter eulogized by mayor

CRANFORD, NJ — Mayor Tom Hannen’s voice cracked with emotion as he paid tribute to longtime resident Brian Koshney at the close of the Aug. 14 township committee meeting. Hannen remembered Koshney, 50, who died of cancer earlier that day at Overlook Medical Center in Summit. The resident was a repairman for the Cranford pools […]

Cranford teens climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Cranford teens climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

CRANFORD, NJ — From the summit, James Anderson watched the sun ascend through the clouds and begin to warm the side of Mount Kilimanjaro. What the world looks like from 19,000 feet above sea level — and 7,500 miles from home — is something the 17-year-old Anderson struggles to put into words. Though it was […]

Cranford moving ahead with stormwater drainage plan

Cranford moving ahead with stormwater drainage plan

CRANFORD, NJ — The Township Committee is moving ahead with a plan to upgrade stormwater drainage to the area prone to flooding when the Rahway River spills over its banks, as it most notably did during Hurricane Irene in 2011. At its Aug. 14 meeting, the committee voted to authorize the township clerk to advertise […]

Union Center Streetscape project nears completion

Union Center Streetscape project nears completion

UNION, NJ — A $2.2 million project to improve the sidewalks and streets along a portion of Stuyvesant Avenue is expected to finish on schedule and on budget, and the town is planning to mark the completion with a ceremony. Phase 2 of the Union Center Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project should be done by the […]

Sunny Acres residents anticipate shadow of Hartz project

Sunny Acres residents anticipate shadow of Hartz project

CRANFORD, NJ — The room filled with applause the moment the ordinance to designate Sunny Acres as a historic district was unanimously approved by the Township Committee on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Moments later, 50 or so Sunny Acres residents and the committee members posed for photos in front of a banner reading: “Sunny Acres: First […]

Apartment building with 124 units slated for Garwood Paperboard site

Apartment building with 124 units slated for Garwood Paperboard site

By Megan K. Scott, Correspondent GARWOOD, NJ — A developer has unveiled preliminary plans to turn the largely dormant Garwood Paperboard industrial site on North Avenue into a 124-unit apartment complex, the second major multiunit housing project for the borough of 4,200 people in less than three years. “Our objective is to knock down the structure,” […]

Union man takes Frisbee on a different course

Union man takes Frisbee on a different course

UNION, NJ — Chris Costleigh reached back, uncoiled his body and launched his disc toward the basket at No. 11. The disc, however, had other ideas. Instead of bending around some trees, it veered off and left him with no choice but to blurt out disc golf’s dirty four-letter word. “Fore!” he yelled as his disc […]