Ryan’s installation as the Cranford police chief has generational roots

Ryan’s installation as the Cranford police chief has generational roots

CRANFORD, NJ — Newly installed Cranford Police Chief Ryan Greco’s roots in Cranford extend not only to his pre-school years, but four generations before that. So being installed as the 11th police chief in the township’s history had more significance than a career promotion for him. “I am extremely humbled but excited about this new position,” […]

Rahway tries to lure artists with subsidized housing

Rahway tries to lure artists with subsidized housing

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway is trying to lessen the reality — if not the image — of the struggling artist by giving preference to artists in a federally-subsidized apartment complex the city hopes to fill with 58 tenants by the end of January. The Willows at Rahway is located on the site of the former Elizabethtown […]

Garretson is not mentioned, yet looms over Hillside mayoral debate

Garretson is not mentioned, yet  looms over Hillside mayoral debate

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson was not mentioned by name among those vying to replace her, yet she loomed large at the mayoral candidates debate at Abraham P. Morris Early Childhood Center on Wednesday, Oct. 25. “We have to stop hiring people at top salaries, crony political appointments, hiring people who don’t deserve their […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Keith Brown, varsity cross country “Keith Brown is a senior captain and leader for us who has consistently been one of our top performers for four years. He is a pleasure to coach.” — Coach John Schiano What is your favorite part of cross country? “Cheering on my fellow teammates during our meets. Whether I’m cheering […]

Mountainside resident brings awareness, advocates for the victims of little-known, crippling disease

Mountainside resident brings awareness, advocates for the victims of little-known, crippling disease

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The efforts of one Mountainside man have made significant strides in improving local awareness and research funding for a rare disease. Approximately one in 2 million people are diagnosed with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP, which turns muscles and soft tissues into bone. To raise funds, Whyte has founded an annual comedy show, […]

Four years after slaying, Union man found guilty of murdering, dismembering girlfriend

Four years after slaying, Union man found guilty of murdering, dismembering girlfriend

UNION, NJ — Nearly four years after a Cranford woman’s body was found cut up in five separate garbage bags along the Passaic River in Newark, her 47-year-old boyfriend has been convicted in the brutal killing. Matthew Ballister was found guilty on all counts including first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree desecration of human remains, third-degree […]

Union High School senior wins Unsung Hero Award

Union High School senior wins Unsung Hero Award

UNION, NJ — A Union High School senior has received the 2017 Union County School Board’s Unsung Hero Award. Tahjee Jean was recognized by the school board for his work in the Peer Ambassadors Leadership Program and the Empowerment Mentoring Group at UHS. The award, given each year to a high school junior or senior who […]

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