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 […]

‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’ Battle Hill sure did

‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’ Battle Hill sure did

By Allison Brehm, Correspondent UNION, NJ — Thanks to a recent Student Council fundraiser, the ASPCA will be the recipient of $2,263 raised by Battle Hill Elementary School in Union. The fundraiser began Jan. 9 and concluded March 17. Each classroom began with a paper snowman that included two eyes, a mouth and a scarf; donations […]

Hillside Fire Department continues to be neglected

HILLSIDE, NJ — Conditions and morale at the Hillside Fire Department continue to spiral downward as broken-down firehouses and apparatus seem to be the norm for the beleaguered department. But a recent fire in the township, during which one of the HFD’s firetrucks broke down while fighting the fire and had to be towed from the […]

Regional Telephone Infrastructure Repaired

The regional telephone infrastructure for the Northeast which impacted commercial phone lines with digital technology has been repaired. Worrall Media may now be contacted by calling 908-686-7700. Thank you for your patience during this outage.

Summit nonprofit reaches out to local teens

SUMMIT, NJ — On Saturday, March 4, Bridges Outreach, a local Summit nonprofit organization, held its 8th annual Teens Tackle Homelessness Conference at Kent Place School. The conference was created by high school students to introduce the topic of homelessness to their peers and the work by Bridges Outreach to connect the homeless with the rest […]