Union embraces Cruising for a Cause car parade

Union embraces Cruising for a Cause car parade

UNION, NJ — In lieu of Union Township’s traditional Veteran’s Alliance Memorial Day Parade, residents were treated to a volunteer-based Memorial Day weekend Cruising for a Cause car parade. This car parade through Union raised money for front-line workers through FLAG of Union, a local front-line appreciation group. The car parade commenced near Union High […]

Cranford, Fanwood receive Sustainable Jersey grants

Cranford, Fanwood receive Sustainable Jersey grants

CRANFORD / FANWOOD, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced May 14 the 31 New Jersey municipalities selected to receive Sustainable Jersey grants funded by the PSEG Foundation. Five $20,000 grants, six $10,000 grants and 20 $2,000 grants were distributed to municipalities in 14 New Jersey counties. Cranford and Fanwood both won $2,000 grants. The grant awards […]

Hillside works to feed its residents during quarantine

Mayor personally delivers food to Hillside residents

Hillside works to feed its residents during quarantine

HILLSIDE, NJ — Acts of service mean more during these unpredictable times, as families across the state are struggling because of the harsh effects of the coronavirus. Throughout this crisis, the township of Hillside has been distributing food to its residents, aiding in the fight against hunger in any capacity it can. Mayor Dahlia Vertreese, […]

Repollet named new president of Kean University

Repollet named new president of Kean University

UNION, NJ — Lamont Repollet, the New Jersey commissioner of education and a Kean alumnus, will become the 18th leader of Kean University. The school’s board of trustees announced the appointment May 11, following a unanimous vote in support of Repollet. “Dr. Repollet will step into the presidency with confidence and experience, and with the […]

Area schools, thespians nominated for Foxy Awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Each year Montclair State University hosts the Theatre Night Awards ceremony to promote and advance the commitment to high-quality straight play production in New Jersey’s secondary schools. The awards honor the accomplishments of individual achievement of both students and educators in the areas of performance, direction, design and technical theater, as […]

Lawn signs brighten Cranford during coronavirus quarantine

Lawn signs brighten Cranford during coronavirus quarantine

CRANFORD, NJ — Drawings of colorful unicorns and optimistic flowers together with cheerful butterflies and bright rainbows have turned into lawn signs and are grabbing the attention of Cranford residents. Designed to be a silver lining of the current crisis stemming from the outbreak of the coronavirus, these lawn signs are planted around town to […]

Union County superintendents react to school closures in New Jersey

Union County superintendents react to school closures in New Jersey

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced May 4 that all New Jersey schools will remain closed throughout the remainder of the school year in an effort to stamp out the coronavirus outbreak and further flatten the curve. As a result, LocalSource spoke with several superintendents in Union County, who provided some insight on […]

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