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By ELLEN DICKSONFebruary 26, 2017
SPRINGFIELD, NJ - West 22 Diner owner Alex Manolakis managed the diner for the last eight and a half years. It just closed.
In the past year, he was approached by Darden Foods, parent company to Longhorn Steak House. They told him they wanted to build a new restaurant on the diner’s location. He believes a new restaurant with fresh landscaping will be betterment to the ...
By BRENDA A. NEMCEKFebruary 25, 2017
WARREN, NJ - The news was broken on Camp Riverbend's Facebook page. Marianne Breene, co-founder of the camp and a mother and grandmother figure to scores of campers, has died.
"It is with great sadness that we announce that our mother, matriarch and Camp Riverbend co-founder, Marianne Breene, died peacefully last night surrounded by her husband of 65 years Harold, children and ...
By JOHN LEEFebruary 25, 2017
NUTLEY, NJ - Chef Lance Knowling has cast some American favorite flavors in starring roles for his 'Movie Night Bacon Cheddar Popcorn' and the reviews are, well, the last bowl we made is empty so you decide.
The premise is simple, pop corn in bacon grease, toss with salt, chopped bacon and shredded cheddar. Then devour. Those of us who are in the habit of saving our ...
By JACOB ROMANOWSKIFebruary 25, 2017
MAPLEWOOD, NJ - During the meeting on Feb. 21, the Maplewood Township committee assured residents that construction will continue at the Avalon apartments, which had a major fire earlier this month, with strict safety supervision.
Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca told attendees that while the cause of the fire at the Avalon apartments is still unknown, propane and other ...
By JACKIE LIEBERMANFebruary 25, 2017
WESTFIELD, NJ — About 50 people gathered in front of Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office for 45 minutes Thursday to protest President Trump’s immigration policies. Among them were members of immigrants’ rights organization Make the Road, Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau and New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca.
Demonstrators chanted “No hate, no ...
By CHIP DICKSONFebruary 25, 2017
SPRINGFIELD, NJ –Tesla in Springfield is officially open. The ribbon cutting for Springfield’s Tesla Service Plus Location took place Thursday morning. It followed the monthly Springfield Suburban Chamber of Commerce meeting held at the Tesla location for this special event in what is the largest of the four Tesla locations in New Jersey. It turned out to be a good draw ...
By JACK MURTHAFebruary 24, 2017
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Chelline and Rick were robbed at knifepoint around 8:30 a.m. on a weekday morning.
The robbery occurred two weeks ago on Joyce Kilmer Avenue, near New Street. Chelline was punched three times, breaking her nose, before she ran to get help from officers in the nearby family courthouse. Rick, now with staples in his stomach, took a beating that landed him in the ...