The week leading up to Memorial Day was heavy with stories about the old police station—but that wasn't all. We also featured stories about commerce, crime and patriotism.
Monday night, the Township Committee held a special meeting about plans for the old police station, and downtown home furnishings store Shed officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Tuesday, the old police station was named one of the top ten most endangered historical sites in the state. And we reported on a robbery at a Springfield Ave. salon.
On Wednesday, we reported that plans for the old police station had taken another turn after Township Committee members agreed they wanted housing to go into the space at their regular meeting.
On Thursday, an amber alert concerning a child kidnapped by his father was sounded, then cancelled when the boy was found. The plans for redevelopment on Springfield Avenue were placed online and we reported that Clinton School children constructed a float made of recycled materials.
The First Aid Squad announced a new Web site and a continuing need for funds and volunteers. We talked to Memorial Day Parade organizers Bernie and Joan Crystal about their plans for this year’s parade. And, since we can't get enough of our photos of the old police station, we ran an op-ed about police station options.