Linden police add pair of new officers at ceremony

Linden police add pair of new officers at ceremony

LINDEN, NJ — Joining the Linden Police Department was just one way for Ariel Franjul to give back to the United States after immigrating here from the Dominican Republic in 1997 at about 10 years old. Franjul, who was sworn in as an officer on Dec. 11, moved to Linden after being honorably discharged in the […]

Cranford teen honored for helping county homeless

Cranford teen honored for helping county homeless

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford student Daniel Serna, 15, was recently recognized for working to alleviate the pressures of homelessness in Union County by Homefirst Interfaith Housing and Family Services Inc. Serna received the 2017 HomeFirst Hero Award from the homeless shelter and nonprofit organization at the organization’s Evening of Thanks dinner at the Shackamaxon Country Club […]

County World War II memorial gets makeover

County World War II memorial gets makeover

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Frequent visitors to Rahway River Park may be familiar with the variety of trees growing throughout, yet few may be able to identify those planted in 1947 to honor 58 Union County citizens who died in World War II. Of the 58 trees planted as memorials, 15 were no longer standing but […]

Garwood turns focus to other part of Casale property

Garwood turns focus to other part of Casale property

GARWOOD, NJ — After receiving approval for its 298-unit apartment complex on the north side of South Avenue in Garwood, Russo Development is turning its attention to the other side of the same street. A Dec. 5 meeting at Lincoln School organized by Garwood Borough Council President Sara Todisco and Councilwoman Jen Blumenstock drew about 50 […]

Springfield gets cyberbullying primer at public forum

Springfield gets cyberbullying primer at public forum

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Children have been known to use electronic devices to bully or harass others as early as the third grade, a detective with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office told parents at a Springfield Town Hall forum on cyberbullying and internet safety Nov. 27. The relatively young age for using computers comes since technology is […]

Cranford OKs Birchwood plan after decade of lawsuits

Cranford OKs Birchwood plan after decade of lawsuits

CRANFORD, NJ — A change in developer, a substantial reduction in size and a decade of litigation has resulted in the Cranford Township Committee unanimously approving a redevelopment plan for the Birchwood Avenue housing project at its Tuesday, Nov. 28 meeting. The 16-acre site will have three, four-story buildings comprised of 225 units, 34 of which […]

Union town hall transforms to holiday-themed festival

Union town hall transforms to holiday-themed festival

UNION, NJ — Ice sculptures, goats and a skating rink transformed the front of Union Town Hall into a holiday-themed park for two days, giving residents and early taste of Christmas with horse and buggy rides and local entertainment deals. “It enticed (residents) to also spend time in the center of town, to help our local […]

Summit home damaged by fire

Summit home damaged by fire

SUMMIT, NJ — A Warwick Road residence in Summit suffered significant fire and smoke damage from a Nov. 30 blaze that was extinguished in less than an hour, city officials said in a release. An elderly occupant of the home was not present at the time of the blaze, officials said. Summit firefighters responded to […]

Union school board asks prosecutor for burglary restitution

Union school board asks prosecutor for burglary restitution

UNION, NJ — The Union school board asked the Union County Prosecutor’s Office to seek restitution for the $26,222 stolen from a high school secretary’s desk in June, Superintendent Gregory Tatum said at a Nov. 21 meeting. Nine suspects were arrested in connection with the early morning burglary at Union High School during the summer. The […]

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