Linden Police Department fulfills One Mind Campaign pledge

Linden Police Department fulfills One Mind Campaign pledge

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden Police Department announced it has completed a pledge to improve its response to those suffering from mental illness. The pledge is part of an initiative called the One Mind Campaign, started by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, a 31,000-member professional association for law enforcement that provides training, technical […]

Summit will celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 3

Summit will celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 3

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Police Department is hosting Summit’s annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Village Green, 356 Broad St. in Summit. Featuring a variety of municipal, county, state and federal-level agencies, National Night Out provides a chance for community members to come […]

Old newspaper sparks lineage search by family with long history in Mountainside

Old newspaper sparks lineage search by family with long history in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — When Florida resident Robert Robbins began clearing out his attic, he found among boxes his uncle had recently given him the first issue of the Mountainside Echo, dated Dec. 11, 1958, and printed by Worrall Community Newspapers Inc., Union County LocalSource’s publisher, as well as old family photos of his great-grandfather, Louis […]

Broadway star set to perform at summer concert series in Rahway

Broadway star set to perform at summer concert series in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — Actor and singer-songwriter Terron Brooks will be opening Rahway Mayor Raymond Giacobbe’s 2021 Summer Concert Series on Thursday, Aug. 5. Each Thursday in August, Rahway joins the Union County Performing Arts Center in presenting outstanding artists in an outdoor arena, right in front of the historic UCPAC Mainstage Theater at 1601 Irving […]

Roselle appoints Williams as new police chief

Roselle appoints Williams as new police chief

ROSELLE, NJ — The Roselle Borough Council announced the promotion of Capt. Stacey Williams to chief of police, effective on Sunday, Aug. 1, following the retirement of Brian K. Barnes. Both Williams and Barnes were honored at the council meeting on Wednesday, July 21, surrounded by fellow officers, family and friends. “I thank all of […]

Clucking, bleating and baaing at the Kenilworth Library

Clucking, bleating and baaing at the Kenilworth Library

KENILWORTH, NJ — Cloverland Petting Zoo visited the Kenilworth Public Library recently. Children had an opportunity to meet and greet several farm animals. Al the Alpaca was joined by rabbits, chickens, ducks, goats and sheep. This event was funded by the Friends of the Kenilworth Public Library. Photos Courtesy of Kenilworth Public Library

Cranford mayor closes street without permission from NJDOT

CRANFORD, NJ — Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty is under fire for her recent decision to close Eastman Street to create a pedestrian mall, despite the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s first letter denying permission to close it, which was dated Tuesday, May 18. NJDOT did not authorize the full closure of Eastman Street, but Prunty […]

Rotary Club and Optimist Club work together for Westfield

Rotary Club and Optimist Club work together for Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Rotary Club of Westfield and the Optimist Club of Westfield have been working together for many years for the benefit of Westfield. The Optimist Club focuses on youths and the community, while the Rotary Club is a business networking and service club. Optimist Darielle Walsh, who was president of the Rotary […]

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