Defrocked and disgraced, McCarrick criminally charged for molestation in Massachusetts

Defrocked and disgraced, McCarrick criminally charged for molestation in Massachusetts

NORFOLK COUNTY, MA — A criminal complaint was filed July 28 against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in Dedham District Court in Massachusetts. The alleged abuse occurred in the 1970s during a wedding reception at Wellesley College, located in Wellesley, Mass. At the time of the alleged abuse, McCarrick was assigned to and living in the […]

Cranford community declares ‘never again’ at Holocaust remembrance ceremony

Cranford community declares ‘never again’ at Holocaust remembrance ceremony

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford community came together on April 14 for the 10th annual Cranford Community Holocaust Day of Remembrance ceremony to remember the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Despite being held virtually this year, the event, which is sponsored by the Cranford Clergy Council, Cranford Public Schools, St Michael School and […]

Union HS alumnus creates his own world in recently published novel

Union HS alumnus creates his own world in recently published novel

UNION, NJ — A true man of many talents, Union High School alumnus Frantz Charles recently celebrated the release of his novel, “The GCP: The First Resurrection,” an exciting fantasy set in the not-so-distant future. “The GCP stands for ‘God’s Chosen People,’” Charles told Union County LocalSource. “It tells the story of three different characters […]

Missing Linden teacher Brian Gooney found dead

Missing Linden teacher Brian Gooney found dead

RAHWAY / LINDEN, NJ — The Linden and Rahway communities were heartbroken to learn on April 3 that Rahway resident Brian Gooney, a paraprofessional at Joseph E. Soehl Middle School in Linden, was found dead on the bank of the Rahway River near Essex Street in Rahway. The teacher had been missing since March 9, […]

Summit PD releases summary report regarding complaints in 2020

SUMMIT, NJ — At the end of January, the Summit Police Department released its 2020 internal affairs summary report, listing complaints made against law enforcement officers and the ensuing investigations’ determinations. According to the summary report, there were 15 total complaints filed in 2020; of those, 10 were filed by the agency and five by […]

Downtown NJ recognizes Cranford initiatives in placemaking contest

Downtown NJ recognizes Cranford initiatives in placemaking contest

CRANFORD, NJ — Downtown New Jersey recently celebrated downtowns and downtown businesses across the state for their placemaking projects with awards. While many downtowns and businesses are struggling right now due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these award winners have taken innovative steps to keep their areas surviving and thriving. Nominations were accepted in two […]

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — 2020 was packed to the brim with goings-on, from COVID-19 to the census, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the presidential election. While COVID-19 and unrest dominated headlines, there were many infrastructure advancements in Union County. The following is a short recap of some of those improvements; this is by […]

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Efforts to abate flooding from the East Branch of the Rahway River are back on, following a Dec. 8 vote from Congress that approved funding for a renewal of the Rahway River flood abatement study. The bill, S1811, also called the “Water Resources Development Act of 2020,” contains provisions for several […]