Union embraces Cruising for a Cause car parade

Union embraces Cruising for a Cause car parade

UNION, NJ — In lieu of Union Township’s traditional Veteran’s Alliance Memorial Day Parade, residents were treated to a volunteer-based Memorial Day weekend Cruising for a Cause car parade. This car parade through Union raised money for front-line workers through FLAG of Union, a local front-line appreciation group. The car parade commenced near Union High […]

Hillside works to feed its residents during quarantine

Mayor personally delivers food to Hillside residents

Hillside works to feed its residents during quarantine

HILLSIDE, NJ — Acts of service mean more during these unpredictable times, as families across the state are struggling because of the harsh effects of the coronavirus. Throughout this crisis, the township of Hillside has been distributing food to its residents, aiding in the fight against hunger in any capacity it can. Mayor Dahlia Vertreese, […]

Lawn signs brighten Cranford during coronavirus quarantine

Lawn signs brighten Cranford during coronavirus quarantine

CRANFORD, NJ — Drawings of colorful unicorns and optimistic flowers together with cheerful butterflies and bright rainbows have turned into lawn signs and are grabbing the attention of Cranford residents. Designed to be a silver lining of the current crisis stemming from the outbreak of the coronavirus, these lawn signs are planted around town to […]

Union County superintendents react to school closures in New Jersey

Union County superintendents react to school closures in New Jersey

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced May 4 that all New Jersey schools will remain closed throughout the remainder of the school year in an effort to stamp out the coronavirus outbreak and further flatten the curve. As a result, LocalSource spoke with several superintendents in Union County, who provided some insight on […]

Area farmers markets reopen, institute new rules

Area farmers markets reopen, institute new rules

SUMMIT / WESTFIELD, NJ — Spring has sprung, and residents are ready to purchase their favorite crops, but COVID-19 restrictions have hindered farmers markets. The good news is that the markets are beginning to pick up steam in Summit and Westfield. With coronavirus-related safety measures in place, residents now have corn, strawberries, organic hot peppers […]

Cranford enhances town legacy through historic plaques

Cranford enhances town legacy through historic plaques

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford residents now have a way to show off their historic housing and take pride in Cranford’s long-standing history. Cranford’s Historic Preservation Advisory Board has designed a brass plaque for buildings within the North Cranford Historic District that have been identified and documented as a historic or cultural resource. The North Cranford […]

Friend helps friend cope with coronavirus outbreak

Friend helps friend cope with coronavirus outbreak

UNION, NJ — The friendship between two young women is proving to have a big impact during this time of need and service. Front-line workers who have had to work during the coronavirus outbreak, especially doctors and nurses who work in hospitals, are receiving enormous amounts of love and support from their communities. But what […]

Roselle man makes face shields for the front line

Roselle man makes face shields for the front line

ROSELLE, NJ — During these times of uncertainty, front-line workers are in serious need of personal protective equipment, such as masks, face shields, gowns, and gloves. One Roselle resident saw their need as a call to arms and has joined the fight against COVID-19 by providing self-made face shields to front-line health care workers. After […]

Council passes resolution directing Linden mayor to press charges against councilman for trespass

Council passes resolution directing Linden mayor to press charges against councilman for trespass

LINDEN, NJ — A resolution was passed by the Linden City Council authorizing and directing Linden Mayor Derek Armstead to file a criminal complaint against Councilman John Roman over an alleged criminal action that happened last year. Accused of trespassing, Roman accessed the city’s Department of Public Works Yard at a time when it was […]