Cranford council ratifies decision on 750 Walnut

Cranford council ratifies decision on 750 Walnut

CRANFORD, N.J. — The Township Committee has accepted the Planning Board’s recommendation to not rezone a 30.5-acre plot, commonly known as 750 Walnut Ave., on the south side of town to accommodate a 905-unit apartment complex, setting up a possible legal clash with the property owner. The committee unanimously adopted a resolution at its Sept. […]

Rahway gives initial OK for two building apartment complex

Rahway gives initial OK for two building apartment complex

RAHWAY, N.J. — The city has given its initial blessing for the construction of a 174-unit apartment complex with retail space alongside the Rahway River, endorsing a settlement between state environmental officials and a developer. A resolution approved at the Sept. 9 City Council meeting allows Tesla Redevelopment LLC — not affiliated or associated with […]

Cranford remembers six who died in 9/11 attacks

Cranford remembers six who died in 9/11 attacks

CRANFORD, N.J. — An entire generation of schoolchildren in town weren’t even alive when terrorists hijacked four planes and flew them into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. But the memory of that day is still clear for their parents, older siblings and neighbors in Cranford. “It’s been 18 […]

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

UCC offers medical marijuana workshop

UCC offers medical marijuana workshop

CRANFORD, N.J. — Following a failed attempt by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration to legalize or decriminalize marijuana, reduced restrictions on the drug have created increased opportunities for potential patients and providers. Many doctors feel marijuana is not a cure-all so the risks — as well as any touted benefits — should be understood. “It’s really […]

Not a vacation

Not a vacation

WESTFIELD, N.J. — Twenty-eight youth and adult representatives from the First Congregational Church of Westfield experienced a different side of Miami during its week-long Summer Mission Trip in July. The volunteers served with Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection, a faith-based organization that stresses local immersion while working with inner-city communities. Under the guidance of […]

‘Yasmina’s Necklace’ morphs from comedy to tragedy

‘Yasmina’s Necklace’ morphs from comedy to tragedy

By Daniel Jackovino Staff Writer UNION, N.J. — “Yasmina’s Necklace,” the current Premiere Stages production at Kean University, begins as a situation comedy about an arranged marriage but develops into a nightmare. Written by Rohina Malik and directed by Kareem Fahmy, the story is set in Chicago, sometime following the 2003 war between America and […]