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Homeless Memorial Vigil Held at St. Mark's Church in Plainfield

December 25, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The third annual memorial vigil to remember the homeless in Union County was held on Thursday evening at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Plainfield.  Multi-faith congregations across the county participated.

The event is held on the eve of the shortest day of the year as a time to remember the homeless people who died on the street or living in dangerous abandoned ...

Chatham Resident Calls Out JCP&L for "Butchering" Trees on Garden Avenue Private Property Early Saturday Morning

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Fran Drew carried a tree branch into the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night to voice her displeasure with JCP&L's treatment of trees on Garden Avenue this past weekend.

According to Drew, JCP&L crews "butchered" branches from healthy trees at 2 a.m. Saturday morning to clear up a voltage issue on its lines.

Drew also held ...

Chick-fil-A Unconfirmed as Tenant for Sears Site at Route 22 and Terrill Road

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road.

“We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service," said Jackie Jags, a spokesperson ...

Fanwood Mayor Mahr Addresses Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was a featured panelist at the recent Governor’s Conference of Housing and Economic Development in Atlantic City. Mayor Mahr shared Fanwood’s success in attracting investment, new business and more housing options.

The conference was organized to showcase how communities can and should work across boundaries to develop partnerships that ...

Chatham Township Introduces Amendment to Smoking Prohibition Law to Include Public Vaping, Marijuana Use

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously introduced an amendment Thursday night at its regular meeting to include the prohibition of marijuana smoking and vaping in public.

The ordinance would amend the "Smoking Prohibited" section of the township's police regulations. The measure will be up for adoption at the Oct. 9 meeting.

The stated purpose of the ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Appoints Retired Madison Superintendent as Interim Superintendent

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –  The Board Of Education has appointed Dr. Richard Noonan to the position of Interim Superintendent of Schools in the Berkeley Heights School District effective October 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. 

Doug Reinstein, president of the Berkeley Heights Board of Education, made the announcement at the Thursday, Sept. 27, meeting of the board. Noonan will ...

Chatham Borough Council Approves Study to Make River Road 'In Need of Redevelopment'; 340 Apartments a Possible Result

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council approved a resolution Monday night authorizing a preliminary study to designate River Road an "Area in Need of Redevelopment," which is the first step in a process that could lead to as many as 340 apartment units being built on four lots.

The resolution passed, 5-1, with council member Bob Weber voting no because of ...

Planning Board Approves Site Plan Application for Berkeley Heights YMCA Facility on Locust Avenue

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Plans by the Summit YMCA to build a new outdoor pool and a 32,000+ square-foot building at the site of the Community Pool on Locust Avenue are moving ahead.

It took a little more than two hours Wednesday night for the applicants to receive preliminary and final site plan approval from the planning board for the new building. During the course of the hearing, ...

Watchung Borough Mayor and Council Approve Affordable Housing Settlement

WATCHUNG, NJ -The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night  to settle its third round affordable housing obligation mandated by the state of New Jersey. Watchung Borough’s immunity from builder's remedy lawsuits  expires on June 30.

 Mayor Stephen Pote was forced to cast the deciding vote after the council deadlocked at 3-3.

Fallout Continues from Lawsuit Against Mountainside; Police Chief on Administrative Leave

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police Chief Allan Attanasio is the latest member of the police department to suffer repercussions from a complaint filed against the borough on May 11.  Attanasio, who is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was “placed on administrative leave,” on Thursday by Borough Administrator and former Police Chief James Debbie, said  Lt. Joseph ...


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