County’s political landscape changes, names remain same

County’s political landscape changes, names remain same

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County’s political landscape has been altered with the retirement of longtime state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, even if many of the names remaining are familiar. Former Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan was sworn in Jan. 9 to take over Lesniak’s seat in the 20th Legislative District, which includes Elizabeth, Hillside, Roselle […]

State plans to rework Route 22, Morris Avenue, GSP crossings

State plans to rework Route 22, Morris Avenue, GSP crossings

UNION, NJ — At least three houses in the township may be impacted by a proposed interchange-improvement project set to start in 2020 at the intersection of U.S. Route 22, Morris Avenue and the Garden State Parkway. The Route 22, N.J. Route 82 and Garden State Parkway Interchange Improvement Project will include several changes, including […]

Elderly Union woman found safe after frantic search

Elderly Union woman found safe after frantic search

UNION, NJ — A 74-year-old township woman was found safe, though ill, in a New York hospital Monday, Jan. 15, three days after co-workers began frantically searching for her after she failed to arrive at her office Friday, Jan. 12, authorities said. Mary Ann Clark was on her way to work in New York City […]

Clark getting larger CVS at Brant and Westfield

Clark getting larger CVS at Brant and Westfield

CLARK, NJ — A 13,000-square-foot CVS Pharmacy with 56 parking spaces will be going up at the intersection of Westfield and Brant avenues following the local Planning Board’s unanimous approval at a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 18. With the opening of the new CVS, the existing CVS at 60 Westfield Ave., about a half mile […]

Cranford businesses mull counsel for redevelopment plan

Cranford businesses mull counsel for redevelopment plan

CRANFORD, NJ — Downtown business and property owners outraged by a recently unveiled township-commissioned study that recommends declaring a large area on the north side of the train station as a “condemnation area in need of redevelopment” are joining forces. Several of the business owners included in the study area — which includes 18 properties […]

Linden Sam’s Club closes, displacing 200 workers

Linden Sam’s Club closes, displacing 200 workers

LINDEN, NJ — The big box retail store Sam’s Club on East Linden Avenue abruptly closed Jan. 4, displacing about 200 employees and spurring responses from multiple officials in Union County. “It is with great saddest (sic) that we are losing one of our box clubs in the area as well as the displacement of […]

Cranford downtown redevelopment plan draws fire

Cranford downtown redevelopment plan draws fire

CRANFORD, NJ — Wayne Hayes, a 30-year resident, frequently has his hair cut at Carlito’s Barber Shop, enjoys fresh shellfish from Marino’s Seafood Market and Restaurant and gets his car repaired at Carmen’s Foreign Car Repair. All three businesses, located on North Avenue East on the eastern edge of the downtown business district, are staples […]

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