Linden police get one-on-one time, coffee with city residents

Linden police get one-on-one time, coffee with city residents

LINDEN, NJ — For Jean Perez, a Linden resident for 11 years, visiting her police department’s “Coffee with a Cop” event was about interacting with officers in person rather than through social media. “I wanted to put a face to the police officers,” Perez said outside the Starbucks in Aviation Plaza on Oct. 4. “I don’t […]

Mountainside votes to expand heavily wooded Barnes Tract despite opposition

Mountainside votes to expand heavily  wooded Barnes Tract despite opposition

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The Mountainside Borough Council on Sept. 19 held a preliminary vote to expand a five-acre wooded site along Mountain Avenue — known as the Barnes Tract — at the end of Knightsbridge Road, for a 32-unit apartment complex. The expansion would ostensibly lessen the traffic impact of the new building, however some residents […]

Officials break ground on Westfield Avenue, Roselle Park’s ‘biggest event’ in 50 years

Officials break ground on Westfield Avenue, Roselle Park’s ‘biggest event’ in 50 years

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Calling it the “biggest event” to occur in Roselle Park in 50 years, Mayor Carl Hokanson helped other officials and developers to officially break ground on two residential-retail apartment buildings at a twilight ceremony on Westfield Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 28. “The merchants are biting at the bit because, as you know, […]

Court affirms Cranford’s housing lawsuit immunity

Court affirms Cranford’s housing lawsuit immunity

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford must meet its unfilled obligations from previous rounds of Mount Laurel housing obligations before it can alter its plans for subsequent stages, a Superior Court judge ruled Sept. 19. The ruling comes in the context of Hartz Mountain Industries’ proposal to redevelop a 30.5-acre property at 750 Walnut Ave. on the Clark […]

Cranford returns to movies with local’s role in film

Cranford returns to movies with local’s role in film

CRANFORD, NJ — Older Cranford residents may remember when their town was the setting for the 2005 major motion picture “Guess Who?” starring Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac and Zoe Saldana — a comedic remake of the 1967 drama “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”. Cranford has made it to Hollywood for the second time in 12 years […]

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