Street Fair for the kids

Photos by Brian Trusdell SUMMIT, NJ — Family Fun Night! Summit Street Sounds on Thursday, June 11 featured children’s music, live animals and a magic show. The street fair, aimed more at youngsters, included a game zone, giant Connect Four, foosball, four square, giant foot darts, air hockey and other activities.

Roselle school board asks for state probe of district office

Roselle school board asks for state probe of district office

ROSELLE, NJ — The local school board approved a measure at its Feb. 26 meeting to have its counsel contact the state to investigate its central office. School board member Archange Antoine motioned for a vote to ask the state Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance to investigate the district’s central office. The move comes […]



Josh Cadet, varsity track “Josh Cadet has set numerous school records, in both individual and relay events. Josh holds school records in the 55-meter, 100-meter, and 200-meter dashes and won a state sectional title in the 200-meter dash. Recently, he was honored by the USA Track and Field and was named the New Jersey 17- […]

Not too late to prep home for winter, or make repairs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Frozen pipes, ice dams and leaks are all common seasonal threats for homeowners, and extensive damage can occur if not houses are not properly cared for before the start of winter. However, despite one significant snowfall and the two recent weeks of subfreezing weather, there are still some temporary solutions for such […]

Summit fire forces 12 families from homes

SUMMIT, NJ — Twelve families were forced from their homes New Year’s Eve morning in Summit when a fire at at an apartment building required the evacuation of the building and two nearby. Two residents were transported to Overlook Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. There were no reported injuries to responding firefighters, the Summit […]


Mike Connelly, Democrat Council At Large Mike Connelly is a veteran and serves as the vice commander of the Union County American Legion and Catholic War Veterans. He is an active parishioner at the Church of the Assumption and a volunteer with the Knights of Columbus. As a sitting council member, he has worked to […]

Westfield house fire claims life of 19-year-old student

Westfield house fire claims life of 19-year-old student

WESTFIELD, NJ — An early morning house fire Monday, Aug. 28, on Prospect Street in Westfield killed one of the occupants and left the other two homeless, according to Westfield fire Chief David Kelly. Jake Tooley, 19, was found dead inside the residence after his 24-year-old brother Sam and mother escaped unharmed. “The first arriving units […]

CFSNJ names Elizabeth man Employee of the Year

ELIZABETH, NJ — Elizabeth resident Wilfred Wainaina, a direct support professional at the Union Autism Day Program, has been chosen as the 2016 New Jersey Center for Family Support Employee of the Year. Nominated by his direct supervisor, Wainaina was chosen from a pool of more than 250 of his peers. CFSNJ, located in Paramus, is […]

Springfield Free Public Library joins consortium

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Beginning in June, the Springfield Free Public Library will join 30 other libraries in the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium. Following in the footsteps of its Union County counterparts in Elizabeth, Plainfield, Roselle, Roselle Park and Kenilworth, Springfield’s library will become the 31st member of the consortium, enabling its patrons to “have the […]

Rahway mandates driving classes

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman’s second accident in seven months, involving a city-owned vehicle on March 18, resulted in a medical leave for him and a new policy for city employees. On April 24, the Rahway City Council adopted a policy that requires employees to take a defensive driving class on their own time […]