Water Walk for Life walks in opposition to Pilgrim Pipeline

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In opposition to the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline that would impact approximately 10 municipalities in Union County and 44 statewide, the Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipeline — a coalition of environmental groups, leaders and activists — along with New Jersey Peace Action and Union County residents staged a walk in protest of the […]

Proposed Green Lane project draws ire of Union residents

Proposed Green Lane project draws ire of Union residents

UNION, NJ — A proposed development project of the Green Lane section of Union is getting plenty of backlash from residents of the area. The Green Lane Development Project would call for development of what is currently known as the Kennedy Reservation, a 45-acre parcel of currently undisturbed open space that is part of the Green […]

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 […]