Immigration resolution passed by Elizabeth BOE

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth public school district has committed itself to ensuring a safe environment for students regardless of immigration status. The Elizabeth Board of Education passed a resolution Feb. 16, “affirming its commitment to a safe and supportive school environment for all students, regardless of immigration status,” according to the resolution obtained by LocalSource. […]

‘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 […]

Rev. DuBreuil to be honored as Woman of the Year

UNION, NJ — Union will honor Rev. Dr. LL DuBreuil as “Woman of the Year” as a part of its Women’s History Month Kickoff event on March 8, at 7 p.m. at Union Town Hall, 1976 Morris Ave. “Rev. DuBreuil is a shining example of leadership, compassion, unity and womanhood,” said Mayor Suzette Cavadas in […]

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 […]

7-Eleven application denied by Cranford Zoning Board

CRANFORD, NJ — On Monday, Feb. 6, a zoning board meeting was held in Cranford for residents to voice their concerns and ask any questions they might have had about the application to build a 7-Eleven at 49 South Ave. W. After listening the the residents, the board voted to deny the application. “It was denied […]

BOE, EEA controversy continues in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ — Teachers and staff members in the Elizabeth school district are saying that the Elizabeth Board of Education refuses to negotiate contracts, and an agreement for retroactive payments has not been upheld. According to teachers and staff, who are members of the Elizabeth Education Association which represents more than 4,000 educators and support staff […]

Summit fisherman catches largest smallmouth bass

SUMMIT, NJ — Carl Hozub of Summit caught the largest smallmouth bass in the catch and release freshwater species category in the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2016 Skillful Angler Program. “I saw a flyer for the program in a sporting goods store and thought it was cool,” Hozub told LocalSource over the phone on […]

Hillside’s Urban Wolf Symphony to release 2 more albums

Hillside’s Urban Wolf Symphony to release 2 more albums

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Urban Wolf Symphony may be Hillside’s best kept secret. An eclectic jazz collective located in Hillside since 1995, Urban Wolf Symphony is a cutting edge, jazz-fusion collaboration headed up by 25- year industry veteran Greg Hines. The musical ensemble is also produced under Hines’ record label, Mindless Sound Records LLC. Urban Wolf […]

Ruling against Kean could have widespread implications

UNION COUNTY, NJ — An appellate court has ruled that Kean University failed to provide adequate notice to a professor before deciding not to renew her contract at a public meeting. Kean University’s board of trustees made the decision not to reappoint associate professor of nursing Valera Hascup at a Dec. 6, 2014, meeting, without prior […]