‘Taste of Union’ to support a local family

‘Taste of Union’ to support a local family

UNION, NJ — The 10th annual “Taste of Union” will be held tonight, April 20, at the Knights of Columbus in Union. The event was started back in 2008 as one of the events for Union’s bicentennial celebration and, after its success, some Union residents got together and decided run the event on their own each […]

Hillside police chief demoted, reinstated … again

HILLSIDE, NJ — It was a case of “Play it again, Sam,” last week in the Township of Hillside as Mayor Angela Garretson took another turn at bat and demoted Hillside’s acting Chief of Police Louis Panarese for the second time. Garretson demoted Panarese for the first time in March 2016. The April 11 demotion came […]

Peace organization calls on municipalities to ‘Move the Money’

UNION COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Peace Action, one of the nation’s oldest grassroots disarmament organizations, said plans are in the works for asking Union County residents to join them on their mission of promoting peace. The NJPA, whose primary mission includes the abolition of nuclear weapons and working to change the nation’s spending priorities by […]

Former board attorney awarded hefty payout by BOE

ELIZABETH, NJ — A former Elizabeth Board of Education attorney has been awarded close to a half million dollars as part of a settlement stemming from the Elizabeth school lunch scandal surrounding a former school board president charged with illegally receiving free lunches for her children. Kirk Nelson will be receiving $490,000 for his attorney’s fees […]

Cranford becomes the first town in county with Tasers

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford is the first municipality in Union County to issue Tasers to a limited number of officers. “The Tasers will be carried by two veteran officers who have completed crisis intervention training,” Chief James Wozniak told LocalSource during a phone interview on April 10. “The reason we decided to carry them is to […]

Pilgrim Pipeline forum in Roselle to address residents’ concerns

ROSELLE, NJ — Residents of the Borough of Roselle, as well as surrounding towns throughout Union County, are being invited to a public forum about the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline project. The event, sponsored by Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau and supported by the Food and Water Watch, the Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipeline, and 30 other New Jersey […]

Clark celebrated Easter with an egg hunt on April 8

Clark celebrated Easter with an egg hunt on April 8

CLARK, NJ — On Saturday, April 8, Clark celebrated Easter with an egg hunt, games and activities for the community. Residents came to the recreation center with their families to enjoy the festivities. The event was organized by Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo. “The egg hunt starts at 12:30 p.m. and we will have one every […]

Renaming of Elizabeth school causes an uproar

ELIZABETH, NJ — A proposal made last week to name a school after City of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage has many Elizabeth residents and parents up in arms. The proposal calls for renaming the city’s Academy of Finance High School to the “J. Christian Bollwage Finance Academy.” In having a district school named after him, […]

Hillside mayor drops case against town council, police chief

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson has dropped her lawsuit against the Hillside town council for its reinstatement of Hillside acting Chief of Police Louis Panarese after almost a year of ongoing litigation. The suit, which was filed by Garretson in June, went after the council for passing a resolution to reinstate Panarese, overturning Garretson’s […]

Clark community comes together to support family

CLARK, NJ — The Clark community is showing its support for the Nelson family after their daughter, Caitlin, a junior at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, died three days after choking during a Greek Life pancake eating contest at the college on March 30. The school is located in Fairfield, Conn. According to Fairfield police, nursing […]