Registration open for after school programs at Boys & Girls clubs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With the summer coming to an end and September around the corner, Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County is switching gears. Registration for after school programs in Union, Elizabeth, Plainfield, Roselle, and Hillside is now open. Programs for youth ages 5 to 18 and cover a variety of subjects, including […]

Union works with Bed Bath and Beyond on traffic flow problems

UNION, NJ  — When Bed Bath and Beyond moved their corporate headquarters to Union in recent years, the company brought along much needed jobs. But it also brought with it too much traffic, and now the town has worked with the company to come up with a solution. The company’s headquarters are located on Liberty […]

EAP to host annual Golf Outing on May 7

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Avenue Partnership is set for its third annual Golf Outing on Thursday, May 7, at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Two hole-in-one prizes will be available: $10,000 from State Farm Insurance, Angel L. Rodriguez, and a new Mercedes Benz from Ray Catena […]

Corned beef and bikers

RAHWAY, NJ  — The Liberty Harley-Davidson & Buell dealership of downtown Rahway held their very own St. Patrick’s Day celebration last Saturday afternoon right inside their showroom. Local residents and potential customers alike were treated to free unlimited corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and rye bread along with a giant keg of green beer. At right, young […]

It’s a great pumpkin, Charlie

UNION COUNTY— One of Union County’s younger residents, Charlie, enjoys picking the perfect pumpkin during the first days of fall. Mountainside’s Historic Restoration Committee recently held its annual fall mum and plant sale at the Historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House.

Union County week of August 14th

OBITUARIES: • BLUMENTHAL — Mildred A., of Linden; Aug. 4. Wife, aunt, 66-year resident, 91. • BOYD — Paris Logan, of Linden; Aug. 2. First Baptist trustee, father, grandfather. • BUTLER — Jeanne Marie, nee Tooker, of Scotch Plains; Aug. 5. Educator, mother. • CASTAGNA — Maria L., of Hillside; July 31. Christ the King […]

Hehl wins four awards from NJPA contest

Honors include three first place awards, one third place award in investigative reporting, first amendment writing and more

UNION COUNTY — The New Jersey Press Association, which includes both daily and weekly newspapers throughout the state, recently announced that Union County LocalSource staff reporter Cheryl Hehl captured four awards in their annual newspaper contest. Worrall Media, the company that publishes Union County LocalSource, as well as papers in Essex County, said Hehl earned […]

Hell Holes

Hell Holes

UNION COUNTY— The roads are pock-marked and ravaged all over Union County with devastating potholes. Some towns started temporarily filling the holes, but all will need to address the situation more long-term once the weather warms up. To report major potholes on county roads, visit or call 908-789-3660.

School report cards vary

Some high schools have their work cut out for them following the annual report from the state

This is the second part of a series featuring high schools in Union County after the release of the annual state report cards on school districts. . UNION COUNTY — Although the state indicated that New Jersey has one of the best school systems in the nation, not every school measured up in the 2012-2013 performance […]