Union police shooting range faces lawsuit for distressing pets at nearby animal shelter

Union police shooting range faces lawsuit for distressing pets at nearby animal shelter

UNION, NJ — A Kenilworth resident who is suing Union, claims that an outdoor shooting range used by the police department is causing noise pollution, possible lead contamination and upsetting the animals at a nearby shelter. Michael Klein filed suit in state Superior Court in June regarding the shooting range at 990 Jefferson Ave., which […]

Van service traveling county providing care to pets

Van service traveling county providing care to pets

UNION COUNTY, NJ — For six years, three rotating veterinarians, one vet technician and one driver from the Associated Humane Societies have provided medical care to animals in Union County and beyond from a van, a service to pet owners who don’t have the money to pay a regular veterinarian or go to an animal hospital. […]

New proposal for Kennedy Reservation park draws fire

New proposal for Kennedy Reservation park draws fire

UNION, NJ — Union residents knocked down the township’s plans to utilize parts of Kennedy Reservation for a recreation area six months ago, and now designs for a county park there are also receiving heat. Union spokeswoman Natalie Pineiro said the township pulled its Green Acres funding application after receiving pushback from residents on the Green […]

Twenty-year-old from Linden bidding for state Assembly

Twenty-year-old from Linden bidding for state Assembly

LINDEN, NJ — He recited the 13th Amendment nearly verbatim, then stumbled. So he reached into his jacket and produced a battered copy of the U.S. Constitution. “There was a cover,” said Onel Martinez, who is running as a District 22 Independent for the state Assembly, during an interview at Kean University on Sept. 1. “I […]

Surveillance cameras coming to Cranford station due to bike thefts

Surveillance cameras coming to Cranford station due to bike thefts

CRANFORD, NJ — Surveillance cameras will be installed at the Cranford Train Station in a collaborative effort between the Cranford Police Department, NJ Transit and NJ Transit Police following a recent marked increase in bicycle theft, Sgt. Ryan Greco told LocalSource on Aug. 29. According to Lt. Stephan Wilde of the Cranford Police Department, there have […]

First phase of ‘complete overhaul’ for Union Center’s Stuyvesant Avenue set course for completion in autumn

First phase of ‘complete overhaul’ for Union Center’s Stuyvesant Avenue set course for completion in autumn

UNION, NJ — Union will witness a series of infrastructure and developmental projects this year, with the Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project and the rise of several mixed-use buildings set for various completion dates. The streetscape project is meant to enhance and further develop the main downtown area through a collaborative effort of the township and its […]

Local volunteer art house celebrates 10 years in Townley Presbyterian church basement

Local volunteer art house celebrates 10 years in Townley Presbyterian church basement

UNION, NJ — The basement of Townley Presbyterian Church, located on Salem Road in Union, transforms into the hub of Northern New Jersey culture on the second Saturday of every month, when the crossroads of music, art and gourmet coffee collide. Mayor Cavadas honored and congratulated volunteers of the Salem Roadhouse Cafe for its 10-year anniversary […]

Apartment/retail complex unveiled for old Merck site

Apartment/retail complex unveiled for old Merck site

UNION, NJ — Developers envision a 462-apartment complex, with a 40,000-square-foot retail center, pool, parking deck, basketball court and dog park for the 42-acre site on Morris Avenue that was formerly home to the Merck pharmaceutical headquarters, according to plans presented at the Aug. 24 Union Planning Board meeting. The meeting to discuss the preliminary concept […]

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