Hillside council votes to pay off former employee

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Township Committee has passed a resolution approving a payment of $60,000 to a former employee in exchange for him dropping a lawsuit against the township. Tharien Arnold, a former employee of the township hired in 2015 as acting director of the Department of Public Works, filed the lawsuit in 2016. In […]

Harassment charges dismissed in Dansereau v. Holley case

ROSELLE, NJ — On Thursday, March 9, the long-anticipated trial in the Dansereau v. Holley case finally came to an end when harassment charges filed by Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau against state Assemblyman Jamel Holley were dismissed by Judge Antonio Inacio in a packed Clark Municipal Court. Inacio granted a motion from Clark Township Municipal Prosecutor […]

Elizabeth Arts Council celebrates Women’s History Month

Elizabeth Arts Council celebrates Women’s History Month

ELIZABETH, NJ — To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Elizabeth Arts Council is holding an exhibit throughout the month of March, with an opening reception tonight, March 9, at Elizabeth’s main public library. The works of artists Paula Borenstein, Virginia Mason Pagdon, Suree Minnatee, and Danielle Curia will be on display. Since its inception in 1998, […]

Young activist leads the way for students at Elizabeth High

Young activist leads the way for students at Elizabeth High

ELIZABETH, NJ — He’s only 16, but Kason Little is going places. The Elizabeth High School junior has become a familiar fixture at Elizabeth City Council meetings, Board of Education meetings, and at political debates and town halls throughout Elizabeth and beyond, and he is not shy about letting his feelings known to politicians in high […]

Roselle Park gearing up for Irish festival

Roselle Park gearing up for Irish festival

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Roselle Park will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day event on March 19, with a celebration and cultural fair held at the Casano Community Center, 314 Chestnut St. in Roselle Park, from 2 to 5 p.m. The free event will feature live entertainment by Broadway actor, musician and singer Richard Stillman, as […]

State bail reform mandate stirs controversy

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Municipalities throughout the state are being asked to provide representation for certain defendants in Superior Court as part of new bail-reform policies that went into effect in January. Defendants provided with this representation include some indigent offenders accused of a disorderly persons crimes or domestic violence offenses. The mandate to send municipal […]

Time is running out to save historic landmark

ELIZABETH, NJ — It is a race against the clock to save a historic landmark that has been at the center of a long and ongoing battle. The Whyman Parish House, located on Newark Avenue in the city of Elizabeth, and which is listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places, was donated to Elizabeth’s […]

Union meet and greet focuses on moving forward

Union meet and greet focuses on moving forward

UNION, NJ — A community dinner spearheaded by Jason Krychiw, a Union community activist and former candidate for township committee, was a who’s who of community leaders, all under one roof at Mario’s Restaurant in Union on Feb. 20. Union Chamber of Commerce members, religious leaders, Board of Education members and township and county officials came […]

‘Baking it Forward’ in pursuit of peace and unity

‘Baking it Forward’ in pursuit of peace and unity

UNION, NJ — A group of women are “Baking it Forward” in search of peace and friendship. Launched on Jan. 1, the “Love thy Neighbor and Bake it Forward” movement was founded by several women who wanted to something to heal the divide that they felt during and after the election season. In order to do […]

Union County Dems endorse candidates

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As New Jersey gears up for its November 2017 primaries, the Union County Democratic Committee has put in their official endorsement for several political candidates. Democratic-backed candidates include Phil Murphy for governor, Union County Sheriff Joe Cryan for state Senate, and Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson for Union County freeholder. Hillside, which has […]

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