Deal on old Roselle Park car dealership stalled

Deal on old Roselle Park car dealership stalled

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Final approval of a 20-year tax abatement for a proposed mixed-use development that would replace a long-vacant car dealership on Westfield Avenue was tabled at the June 6 Borough Council meeting, pending a site plan approval by the local Land Use Board. The motion to table the ordinance, which was up […]

Towns return to Rahway flood drawing board

Towns return to Rahway flood drawing board

RAHWAY, NJ — The group of towns along the Rahway River looking for help mitigating potential flooding has devised its 12th plan to reduce the chances for the waterway overspilling its banks. The previous plan reached the final approval stages before it fell through last year. The previous plan, Alternative 4a, was not approved by […]

Cranford police to host active shooter training

Cranford police to host active shooter training

CRANFORD, NJ — The local police department has teamed up with a training institute to offer a two-day active shooter-instructor certification course this month to help prepare local organizations for an event they hope never happens. The course will be hosted by the Cranford Police Department, with certification through the ALICE Training Institute on June […]

Cranford board votes against 750 Walnut

CRANFORD, NJ — The local planning board voted unanimously June 5 to recommend that the township committee reject a rezoning request for a 30.5-acre site at 750 Walnut so that a proposed 905-unit apartment complex could be built. The vote was met with enthusiastic applause from the assembled gallery at the 14th meeting regarding Hartz […]

Postal Service looking to replace closed Linden facility

Postal Service looking to replace closed Linden facility

LINDEN, NJ — The U.S. Postal Service plans to open a new post office to replace the city’s Station A, which has been closed for the past year, Kurtis Bullard, a real estate specialist for the Postal Service, announced at the May 21 City Council meeting. Bullard told the council and residents in attendance that […]

Route 22’s Clinton Manor to be replaced with new Marriott

Route 22’s Clinton Manor to be replaced with new Marriott

UNION, NJ — Plans to replace the aging Clinton Manor Hotel and Banquet Hall on westbound U.S. Route 22 with a Courtyard by Marriott hotel and conference center were unanimously approved at the local Zoning Board meeting on May 22. The Marriott will have more than 150 rooms, an outdoor pool, fitness center and conference […]

Hitchhiker sentenced to 57 years for Clark murder

Hitchhiker sentenced to 57 years for Clark murder

CLARK, NJ — A man who gained internet fame as “Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker,” and three months later killed a Clark attorney has been sentenced to 57 years in state prison, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office announced in a May 30 press release. Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, 30, must serve at least 85 percent of that […]

New dialysis center opens at Cranford Rehab

New dialysis center opens at Cranford Rehab

CRANFORD, NJ — Trinitas Regional Medical Center has expanded its renal services program to the township, with the company unveiling its new dialysis center at Cranford Rehab & Nursing Center on May 16. Located at 205 Birchwood Ave., it is Trinitas’ fourth dialysis center within its network of hospitals and medical centers. The new dialysis […]

Cranford residents denounce 750 Walnut proposal

Cranford residents denounce 750 Walnut proposal

CRANFORD, NJ — Nearly two dozen residents expressed their frustration with a proposed 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. at the May 15 Planning Board meeting, saying that it will increase traffic and overwhelm the school district. Hartz Mountain Industries’ application to rezone the 30.5-acre site from office and warehouse to a residential area […]

Scutari prevails in Linden council vacancy fight

Scutari prevails in Linden council vacancy fight

LINDEN, NJ — State Sen. Nicholas Scutari has prevailed in his battle with Mayor Derek Armstead for the 8th Ward council seat as Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis ruled May 14 that Paul Coates must be seated in the vacant position. After several rounds in court, the decision ends the struggle between the mayor and […]

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