New citizens are sworn in at Liberty Hall

New citizens are sworn in at Liberty Hall

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Thirty-three immigrants from 18 countries were sworn in as new American citizens in a naturalization ceremony on June 20 at Liberty Hall Museum, located on the campus of Kean University. Built in 1772, Liberty Hall was the home of New Jersey’s first elected governor and signer of the Constitution, William Livingston. During […]

Civil Service names Hillside police chief, but confusion reigns

HILLSIDE, NJ — Although Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson continues her quest to topple Hillside’s Acting Chief of Police Louis Panarese, Panarese’s attorney, Christopher Gray, has made it clear that the legal battle is far from over. On June 13, Farrah Irving, township attorney for Hillside, filed a motion, a copy of which was obtained by LocalSource, […]

Hillside BOE candidate for BA charged with drunken driving

HILLSIDE, NJ — Out of more than 50 candidates for the Hillside Board of Education’s soon-to-be vacant business administrator’s position, a candidate charged with drunken driving seems to be the top pick. Michael Neves, 60, who is currently the B.A. for the Boonton Board of Education, was charged by Morris County Park Police with drunken driving […]

Hillside Recreation Department keeps youths in line

Hillside Recreation Department keeps youths in line

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Showtime Strutters has been strutting its way into the hearts of many in Hillside and beyond for years. The drill team and drumline, offered as a program through the Hillside Recreation Department, is composed of approximately 60 drill performers and 25 members on the line. The drill team and drumline were […]

Linden police officer mourned by community

Linden police officer mourned by community

LINDEN, NJ — The city of Linden is mourning longtime police officer and director of the Linden Police Athletic League, Daniel Kuczynski, 45, who was struck by a train and killed on the morning of June 12 near Stiles Street in Linden. Kuczynski was off duty at the time of the incident. There were about 800 […]

Historic home’s fate awaits court decision

Historic home’s fate awaits court decision

ELIZABETH, NJ — The fate of what was once one of Elizabeth’s most beautiful homes continues to hang in the balance, as a bid to void restrictions on its sale has landed in state Superior Court. The Whyman House, which dates to about 1860, has been at the center of a battle between the Whyman Group, […]

In Linden and Roselle, surprise primary wins

LINDEN & ROSELLE, NJ — The results are in after two closely watched primary races on June 6, one in the city of Linden and one in the borough of Roselle. LINDEN : In Linden’s 6th Ward, John Roman, a Column G Democratic candidate, came out ahead of Democratic Councilman Robert Sadowski, 230 to 189. Roman […]

‘Cool Art’ returns with an eclectic mix of works

‘Cool Art’ returns with an eclectic mix of works

ELIZABETH, — The Elizabeth Arts Council will hold its annual Cool Art in June art show tonight at the Elizabeth Public Library. Since the EAC’s inception in 1998, its mission has been to support, promote and advance the arts and culture in and around the city of Elizabeth. Members of the EAC have contributed their talents […]