Civil Service names Hillside police chief, but confusion reigns

HILLSIDE, NJ — Although Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson continues her quest to topple Hillside’s Acting Chief of Police Louis Panarese, Panarese’s attorney, Christopher Gray, has made it clear that the legal battle is far from over. On June 13, Farrah Irving, township attorney for Hillside, filed a motion, a copy of which was obtained by LocalSource, […]

Hillside Recreation Department keeps youths in line

Hillside Recreation Department keeps youths in line

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Showtime Strutters has been strutting its way into the hearts of many in Hillside and beyond for years. The drill team and drumline, offered as a program through the Hillside Recreation Department, is composed of approximately 60 drill performers and 25 members on the line. The drill team and drumline were […]

Linden police officer mourned by community

Linden police officer mourned by community

LINDEN, NJ — The city of Linden is mourning longtime police officer and director of the Linden Police Athletic League, Daniel Kuczynski, 45, who was struck by a train and killed on the morning of June 12 near Stiles Street in Linden. Kuczynski was off duty at the time of the incident. There were about 800 […]

Historic home’s fate awaits court decision

Historic home’s fate awaits court decision

ELIZABETH, NJ — The fate of what was once one of Elizabeth’s most beautiful homes continues to hang in the balance, as a bid to void restrictions on its sale has landed in state Superior Court. The Whyman House, which dates to about 1860, has been at the center of a battle between the Whyman Group, […]

In Linden and Roselle, surprise primary wins

LINDEN & ROSELLE, NJ — The results are in after two closely watched primary races on June 6, one in the city of Linden and one in the borough of Roselle. LINDEN : In Linden’s 6th Ward, John Roman, a Column G Democratic candidate, came out ahead of Democratic Councilman Robert Sadowski, 230 to 189. Roman […]

‘Cool Art’ returns with an eclectic mix of works

‘Cool Art’ returns with an eclectic mix of works

ELIZABETH, — The Elizabeth Arts Council will hold its annual Cool Art in June art show tonight at the Elizabeth Public Library. Since the EAC’s inception in 1998, its mission has been to support, promote and advance the arts and culture in and around the city of Elizabeth. Members of the EAC have contributed their talents […]

Hillside pool commission almost axed; controversy continues

HILLSIDE, NJ — Controversy continues over Hillside’s community pool, as members of the pool commission continue to clash with some members of the town council. While those on the pool commission say that things are ready to go and the necessary pool personnel are hired, problems between the council and pool commission persist. Things seemed to […]

Ex-coach files civil rights suit

ELIZABETH, NJ — A former Elizabeth High School football coach has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against the Elizabeth Board of Education, claiming that he was unlawfully fired because of his race and the political interests of others. John Quinn, formerly the head football coach […]

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