Library continues film series with ‘Vincent Minelli — A Short Retrospective’ on Dec. 9

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Free Public Library will present the second film in its lunchtime series, “Vincent Minelli — A Short Retrospective” on Monday, Dec. 9 at 1pm. The third and final film in the series will be shown on Dec. 23. Admission is free. Patrons can bring a brown bag lunch to the program, and light refreshments will […]

Sobilo honored for outstanding military service during WWII

UNION COUNTY — Union County Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski and Alexander Mirabella recently presented a resolution to Peter and Arthur F. Sobilo honoring and recognizing their late father Arthur Sobilo of Summit for his outstanding military service during World War II. Sobilo served as a 1st Sergeant in the 101st Signal Battalion, and saw action […]

Union County week of November 7th

OBITUARIES: • ALEMAN — Juana, of Clark, formerly of Elizabeth; Oct. 25. Centenarian. • ANDRIOLA — James Francis, formerly of Clark; Oct. 28. Korean War veteran. • ARAUJO — Abilio Jose, of Union; Oct. 25. Native of Portugal, grandfather. • BIROFKA — John J., formerly of Summit; Oct. 25. CIBA-Geigy retiree, 83. • BLAES — […]

Military park dedication set for Sunday

UNION — On Sunday, Nov. 10, at 12 p.m., Union will host a dedication ceremony for the Tom Mahoney Military Park, located on the corner of Chestnut Street and Globe Avenue; thus celebrating the life of a distinguished citizen of Union, and very honorable U.S. veteran, the late Tom Mahoney was one of New Jersey’s […]

Democrats maintain stronghold on Freeholder board; late tally of absentee ballots changes outcome in several local elections

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer UNION COUNTY — Although the Democrat incumbents easily managed to maintain the stronghold that the party has had on the freeholder board for the last 16 years, there were upsets at the local level that could result in political power shifts, while a referendum proved just where taxpayers stand on the issue of secession. It […]

Northfield Bank Foundation donates $10,000 to Union County College Foundation for scholarships

CRANFORD – In support of scholarships for students, the Union County College Foundation was awarded $10,000 recently from the Northfield Bank Foundation to establish the Northfield Bank Annual Scholarship. The funds will be used to award five $2,000 scholarships in the 2013-2014 academic year to full-time students who reside in the Northfield Bank service area. Those communities are […]

Hillside Public Library still closed for renovations due to flooding; expects to reopen soon

HILLSIDE — Hillside Public Library remains closed after a flash flood on Aug. 23. The initial cleanup began August 29 and was completed on Sept. 4 by Insurance Restoration Specialists. However, the repairs needed to get the library open are extensive. This included removal of asbestos floor tiles that were exposed when the carpet was taken up. That portion […]