Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Cranford-based Weeks Marine was charged with helping tow Enterprise to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
The Space Shuttle Enterprise is on the move. It's currently headed up the Hudson River, on it's way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan. Helping the orbiter on the journey is Cranford-based company Weeks Marine, located on Commerce Drive. After a brief layover in the Port Elizabeth Marine Terminal, the shuttle, resting on a barge roughly the size of a football field, continued its journey this morning. Being pulled by a powerful tugboat and surrounded by several other vessels, the shuttle passed the Statue of Liberty at about 10:40 a.m., and is scheduled to ceremoniously arrive at the Intrepid early this afternoon. Once it's prepped and polished, the aircraft will become part of an exhibit commemorating the end of the …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Union County Freeholders pull the plug on MusicFest, saving at least 42 county employees from being laid off. From police reports to council decisions, here's a look at the top news for the last week
Faced with at least 42 layoffs and the possibility of additional job cuts, county officials decided to cancel the annual MusicFest held in Clark's Oak Ridge Park."A consensus was reached by the Freeholder Board (March 8) following numerous fiscal committee meetings, union negotiations and departmental meetings," the press release stated. The Board also canceled the Union County Rhythm and Blues by the Brook. County officials say the cuts will save approximately $1.2 million. In other news around the county: BERKELEY HEIGHTS On Saturday, March 11, Berkeley Heights Police Officers responded Ralph Pl., Branko Rd. and Ridge Dr. to investigate three separate residential burglaries. Investigations revealed all three residences were forcibly …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
From the St. Patrick's Day parade to budget approvals and state-championship clashes, it was a busy week around the county.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The weekend was dominated by Saturday's Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade, where thousands of revelers gathered for the "wearin' of the green". Elsewhere around the county, news included the approval of the Clark municipal budget, the Summit High hockey team claiming the school's first state championship. Read more newsworthy reports below: BERKELEY HEIGHTS/NEW PROVIDENCE It's a merger! We've combined the New Providence and Berkeley Heights Patches to created an even more robust online experience for readers and advertisers across the entire community. The New Providence-Berkeley Heights Patch reflects our tracking of local news, business and feedback from the three bordering towns in our coverage area. Yes, that means you too …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
From Whitney Houston's burial to school-sid figures and other news, here's a glimpse at the past week in local news.
Clark Clark Council passed a resolution on Tuesday night authorizing a letter to State Senators and Assemblymembers asking for their assistance in a massive lawsuit that Clark, Garwood and more than 80 other towns in New Jersey are facing. According to Township Attorney Joseph Triarsi, in 2005 the NJ Department of Environmental Protection filed a suit alleging that three companies involved inNewark’s Diamond Shamrock plant were responsible for polluting Newark Bay with cancer-causing dioxins and other chemicals. Triarsi says three years ago the defendants decided to broaden the scope of the litigation and claim that all the agencies, communities, corporations and businesses that discharge their sewerage into the Passaic River Basin are …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Patch's weekly wrap-up of news from around the county captures what your friends and neighbors are talking about.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS/MOUNTAINSIDE On a routine patrol through the Watchung Reservation on Thursday, at 5:30 p.m., a Union County police officer spotted an empty alarm-company truck parked near Surprise Lake in the Watchung Reservation. The truck was open, with the driver's personal belongings in full view. Almost three hours later, when the driver had not returned, three officers and the Canine Unit of the Union County Sheriff's department began a search for the driver, who emerged from the woods at 9:30 p.m. stating that he had gone for a walk and got lost in the dark. False alarm. Officer Ed Ammerlaan, an 18-year veteran with the Berkeley Heights Police Department, was officially promoted to the rank of Sergeant at the Berkeley Heights …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Elections, Veterans Day, big sports wins dominate the story in towns across Union County
Berkeley Heights Jeanne Kingsley, a 15-year resident of the town with a long list of experience working in finance, and incumbent Robert "Bob" Woodruff, former mayor of Berkeley Heights, were both elected Tuesday to fill the two open seats on the Berkeley Heights Township Council, defeating Democrats Stephen Yellin and Jamie Divine Cadavid. Kingsley finished with 1,494 votes, while Woodruff garnered 1,459 votes. Yellin received 819 and Divine Cadavid 569 votes. Woodruff said during his tenure as Mayor and in his current Council position, he has worked productively for the Township’s citizens and feels that his vast experience is important at this time. “These difficult times require steady stewardship from those entrusted with governance…
Friday, October 14, 2011
The New Jersey State Police are reporting several accidents along the Garden State Parkway.
Multi-vehicle crashes in both the northbound and southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway are making rush hour traffic worse than usual. According to the Bloomfield Barracks of the NJ State Police Troop E, multiple accidents have occured along the parkway. It is believed that many of the crashes are weather related, following heavy downpours that began just before 4 p.m. throughout Union, Essex and Middlesex counties. At least two of these incidents were causing delays at exit 136 near Clark and Cranford. All southbound lanes of the parkway remain open through Cranford and Clark, as the crash was moved to the shoulder. Police say no fatalities were reported, but medical crews were called to the scene, along with local and state police…