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 […]

Scary Monsters

UNION — Many towns in Union County saw more than eight inches of snow fall on Monday, and even more overnight into the early morning hours of Wednesday. Forecasters are calling for more snow, with the threat of a possible blizzard on the horizon for this weekend.

Union County week of December 12th

OBITUARIES: • AIREL — Anna M., of Linden; Nov. 26. Western Electric retiree, was 91. • AVANTAGAIATO — Salvatore L., of Union; Nov. 28. WWII Army veteran. • BELFIORE — Richard, of Union; Nov. 30. Retired attorney, leaves a sister. • BELMONT — Robert A., of Elizabeth; Nov. 24. Owner of local funeral home. • […]

Union County week of September 5th

OBITUARIES: • ALLEN — Thomas Jr., of Elizabeth, formerly of Roselle; Aug. 22. Husband, dad. • BANGE — Austin P., of Union, formerly of Elizabeth; Aug. 28. Leaves family, 57. • BEADLE — John Steele, formerly of Cranford; Aug. 27. Owner of care home, 83. • BIBBO — Michael E., of Kenilworth, formerly of Union; […]