Historian will speak on McClellan’s Other Story at Summit Old Guard

SUMMIT — Author and Historian William B. Styple, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its meeting, 10 a.m., Oct. 8. His topic will be “McClellan’s Other Story – The Political Intrigue of Col. Thomas M. Key.” Kentucky-born Colonel Thomas Marshall Key served as a “Confidential Aide” on the staff of Major General George […]

Three professional golfers from Union County qualify for the 47th PGA Professional National Championship in 2014

SPRINGFIELD – Frank Esposito, PGA Professional at Brooklake Country Club, Florham Park, captured his record breaking 5th New Jersey PGA Professional Championship, shooting a 1-under-par 215 to claim victory in the 54-hole event that took place Sept. 17 to 19, at famed Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield. Jim McGovern, PGA Professional at White Beeches Golf […]

Bereavement support group meeting on Tuesdays

“Healing the Grieving Heart: The Journey After the Death of a Loved One” is the theme of the support group offered by the Bereavement Ministry of Church of the Little Flower, Berkeley Heights. The sessions start on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and run for eight Tuesdays, ending on Nov. 19. The […]

County officials react to secession possibilities

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — The fact that one of the 21 municipalities in the county is looking into seceding is a topic that raised the ire of county officials, especially freeholders. It is not as if no one has tried to withdraw from county government before. As recent as ten years ago, six towns in Essex […]

Is Berkeley Heights succession even possible?

LocalSource takes a glance at what a possible succession would mean for the county, and for Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — There is no doubt people complain about county taxes rising, but few towns have been able to do anything about it. Until now. The question 20 other towns in the county should be asking themselves is if Berkeley Heights somehow manages to withdraw from the county, how will that affect the county […]

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Watchdog takes the stand, tries to hide behind Shied law, as prosecutor hammers away

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After two grueling days on the stand, the decision of whether activist and blogger Tina Renna legally deserves protection under the New Jersey Shield Law for newspersons is in the hands of Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy. The two-day hearing took place after Renna refused multiple times to provide the Union County Prosecutor’s Office with […]

Healthy, wealthy and wise in Union County

Individual health departments are becoming a rarity as communities look for shared savings

There was a time when towns in Union County had their own local health departments, but those days are coming to an end. Now municipalities are looking at whether the health needs of their community can be handled just as well by a regional health department. Increasing state-mandated services, reduced state aid, and the high […]

Letters to Santa show lasting effects of Sandy, economy

Santa Claus gets lots of letters, especially from kids in Union County. And there were countless letters this year that Santa’s elves shared with LocalSource, with many mentioning superstorm Sandy. Although taking this major storm in stride, most kids expressed concern that next time a hurricane hits, they would like their families to be better […]

‘Power struggle’ in Union County

Four municipal employees may face penalties for using public generators for personal needs

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is looking into exactly how many county employees helped themselves to generators immediately following superstorm Sandy. County sources with knowledge of how this unfolded confirmed Monday that there were four public works employees in addition to “at least” one person in the public safety department that took home generators for […]