Second man to walk on the moon inspires students to shoot for Mars

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin speaks to young students at Oak Knoll

SUMMIT — The second man to walk on the moon mere moments after Neil Armstrong’s historic first steps was on a new mission in Summit last week. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin visited Oak Knoll School on Thursday with a message to the young students in grades 3 through 12: Trying your hardest to be the best you […]

ACLU admits to providing incorrect information

UNION COUNTY — Information released by the American Civil Liberties Union a few weeks ago raised the ire of several top cops in Union County, and for good reason. Some of the data provided to LocalSource was incorrect. Two local top cops took exception to a report that did not show them in the most favorable […]

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Watchdog takes the stand, tries to hide behind Shied law, as prosecutor hammers away

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After two grueling days on the stand, the decision of whether activist and blogger Tina Renna legally deserves protection under the New Jersey Shield Law for newspersons is in the hands of Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy. The two-day hearing took place after Renna refused multiple times to provide the Union County Prosecutor’s Office with […]

UCA has funding renewed, but still nothing to show for it

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Alliance, the subject of much controversy the last few years, is struggling to get back on its feet with a new executive director and $232,125 in taxpayer dollars from the county to ensure it has enough money to do the job. Last week the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders […]

Clark budget expected to use much of 2 percent cap

CLARK — The township introduced its $20.7 million budget last week, reflecting a 2 percent increase, or $277,435 more than last year. Although a public hearing and final approval is not until April 15, Township Administrator John Laezza said Tuesday in an interview that the average Clark taxpayer with a home assessed at $100,000 should […]

Future of Runnels looks to be a ‘private’ matter

UNION COUNTY — The county may have no other choice but to sell Runnells Specialized Hospital. But, regardless of what they decide, it will still cost $17 million to keep the facility afloat this year. Recently, the Union County Freeholder Board heard the results of a study undertaken by Complete HealthCare Resources who made it clear […]

St. Pat’s Parade ready to go

UNION COUNTY — Seventeen years after the first Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off on Morris Avenue the tradition continues on Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m. sharp with thousands of marchers and spectators gathering to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. This year’s Grand Marshal, Jim Tansey, will lead the march of […]

Grant offsets cost of new turf soccer field in Union

UNION — Budding soccer players are going to get an opportunity to play on a turf field come the end of May thanks to an upgrade at Volunteer Park that was much needed. If you happen to pass by Volunteer Field and notice the area buzzing with construction activity, it is just a sign that […]

Confusion over conflict arises with Birchwood

CRANFORD — Tuesday night at the Township Committee Workshop meeting resident Liz Sweeney brought out information that could indicate there was a conflict of interest involving builder remedy lawsuits the town has been fighting for years. Thirty-four years after the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on a Mt. Laurel case involving affordable housing, the township […]

County disputes health savings claim

UNION COUNTY — Freeholder Daniel Sullivan flatly disputed claims made in LocalSource last week that the county could have saved $5.8 million in health benefit costs by going with the State Health Benefits Plan. At last week’s freeholder board meeting the topic of LocalSource’s article on the county insurance broker steering the board toward a more […]