Summit Fire Department looks for new home

Summit Fire Department looks for new home

SUMMIT, NJ — Fire Chief Eric Evers said there are memories everywhere he turns inside the firehouse. “A lot of guys have gone through here,” he said. “I always say that when it comes to the job, it’s a second family. You live together, you sleep together, you cry together. It was all done in […]

Roselle schools assistant superintendent quits

Roselle schools assistant superintendent quits

ROSELLE, NJ — Assistant Superintendent Shakirah Harrington has resigned from the school district, leaving the top two administrative positions in the borough vacant as an audit indicates district funds were used to purchase two vehicles without the knowledge of the former superintendent. Harrington announced her resignation June 28. Superintendent Richard Corbett announced his resign ation […]

Invasive beetles less populous this summer

Invasive beetles less populous this summer

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In and around the county residents are quite used to seeing creatures like white-tailed deer, squirrels and fireflies as the temperature warms. One common insect is often overlooked despite its prevalence and pronounced ecological effects; the Japanese beetle. With July upon us, it’s time to start looking for them, according to […]

Girl Scouts of Cranford earn prestigious Gold, Silver Awards

CRANFORD, NJ — On the evening of Wednesday, May 23, the Girl Scouts of Cranford, Service Unit 48, presented the national organization’s most prestigious honor — the Gold Award — to three young women of Cranford. The Gold Award recipients — Julia Lachenauer, Ellen Rokicki and Isabella Stoto — were honored at a recognition dinner […]

Roselle moves to terminate clerk put on leave six years ago

Roselle moves to terminate clerk put on leave six years ago

ROSELLE, NJ — The borough council at its June 20 meeting voted to seek the termination of a municipal clerk who had been placed on paid administrative leave six years ago. } Rhona Bluestein spoke after a resolution to remove her for “unbecoming conduct, incompetence and other just cause,” was put up for discussion. Although […]

Elizabeth BOE member absent for 7 consecutive meetings

Elizabeth BOE member absent for 7 consecutive meetings

ELIZABETH, NJ — A city school board member who pleaded guilty to charges of assault by auto and drunken driving has been absent from at least seven consecutive meetings since April. Daniel Nina, a city firefighter, was arrested October 2017 in Linden after his car collided with another vehicle, authorities said. He was sentenced May […]