Keep Cranford Quaint meets to discuss strategies

Keep Cranford Quaint meets to discuss strategies

CRANFORD, NJ — The tone was one of anger and frustration as hundreds of residents gathered at the Cranford Community Center on Tuesday, June 27, to discuss strategies for the July 19 meeting at which Hartz Mountain’s proposal to rezone 750 Walnut Ave. will be presented before the board. The area is currently zoned for office […]

Richard Corbett named Roselle’s superintendent

Richard Corbett named Roselle’s superintendent

ROSELLE, NJ — Richard Corbett was officially hired as Superintendent of Roselle public schools on Monday, June 12, after serving in an interim capacity for the past six months following the departure of previous superintendent Kevin West. The Roselle Board of Education approved his contract by a vote of 5-1, and his three-year term began Saturday, […]

Burnet Middle School students dedicate performance at annual music competition to their injured teacher

Burnet Middle School students dedicate performance at annual music competition to their injured teacher

UNION, NJ — It was a bittersweet day for the students in Burnet Middle School’s vocal and instrumental ensembles as they competed in “Music in the Parks” on June 7, without the leadership of Michael Hamilton, their music teacher; but that didn’t stop the young musicians from shining. Although Hamilton, who is recovering from a serious […]

Girl Scout of Mountainside completes gold project

Girl Scout of Mountainside completes gold project

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Katie Zimmerman, 17, from Mountainside, created a reading program for fifth-grade students at George Washington School in Hillside as her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. A member of Mountainside Ambassador Troop 40851, she is currently in her junior year at Governor Livingston High School. “When I was on vacation in Maine, I saw […]

Application for new Kilkenny House location approved

Application for new Kilkenny House location approved

CRANFORD, NJ — A decision by the Cranford Zoning Board was the talk of the town, following the board’s approval on Monday, May 8, of an application for a new three-story building to accommodate the relocation of the Kilkenny House restaurant, as well as 24 new apartments. “The address of the new location is 109 Walnut […]

Trinity Church stops plans to expand its parking lot

Trinity Church stops plans to expand its parking lot

CRANFORD, NJ — Trinity Church of Cranford has revoked its application to expand its parking lot, after learning its plans weren’t being supported by a few of its neighbors. Under the church’s new minister, Rev. Andy Kruger, funds for the parking lot expansion have been redirected to support the church’s facilities and programs at the Trinity […]

New citizens are sworn in at Liberty Hall

New citizens are sworn in at Liberty Hall

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Thirty-three immigrants from 18 countries were sworn in as new American citizens in a naturalization ceremony on June 20 at Liberty Hall Museum, located on the campus of Kean University. Built in 1772, Liberty Hall was the home of New Jersey’s first elected governor and signer of the Constitution, William Livingston. During […]

Hillside Recreation Department keeps youths in line

Hillside Recreation Department keeps youths in line

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Showtime Strutters has been strutting its way into the hearts of many in Hillside and beyond for years. The drill team and drumline, offered as a program through the Hillside Recreation Department, is composed of approximately 60 drill performers and 25 members on the line. The drill team and drumline were […]

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