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 […]

Cranford enhances town legacy through historic plaques

Cranford enhances town legacy through historic plaques

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford residents now have a way to show off their historic housing and take pride in Cranford’s long-standing history. Cranford’s Historic Preservation Advisory Board has designed a brass plaque for buildings within the North Cranford Historic District that have been identified and documented as a historic or cultural resource. The North Cranford […]

Cranford Chamber responds to coronavirus struggles

Cranford Chamber responds to coronavirus struggles

CRANFORD, NJ — With the coronavirus ravaging the community and crippling businesses across the tristate area, the businesses in Cranford are going through a hard time. Fortunately, the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce is thinking of the community, its residents and its small businesses. The Chamber of Commerce serves members and the community by improving […]

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in UC

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in UC

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The statewide lockdown continues, all in the effort of flattening the curve of COVID-19. While statistics are showing progress on this front, the number of cases is still continuing to rise nationally, statewide and in Union County. As of April 21, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has 92,387 […]

As pandemic shuts down places of worship, faith communities build new connections

As pandemic shuts down places of worship, faith communities build new connections

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On March 13, as New Jersey confirmed 50 cases of coronavirus and universities canceled their in-person classes, Masjid Darul Islam, a mosque in Elizabeth, kept its doors open for the weekly Friday prayer. Roughly 700 congregants attended. A week later, on March 20 — after the state’s confirmed cases had risen […]

Cranford PD steps up its communication efforts

Cranford PD steps up its communication efforts

CRANFORD — More than ever, residents are looking to their leaders for reassurance. Whether there are leaders who possess the power to implement laws or community leaders who can limit crime during this time, law enforcement in multiple cities has stepped up to reassure residents of some order and give them a sense of community. […]

Number of COVID cases in Union County continues to rise

Number of COVID cases in Union County continues to rise

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As New Jersey continues its statewide lockdown to stem the tide of the novel coronavirus, the state continues to see more and more confirmed COVID-19 cases and COVID-related deaths. As of April 14, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has had 68,824 confirmed cases and 2,805 deaths. All in […]

Remote learning becomes new normal for Union County students

County teachers adapt to ensure school continues

Remote learning becomes new normal for Union County students

UNION COUNTY — With COVID-19 cases in New Jersey continuing to rise and the effects of the coronavirus sweeping the nation, the pandemic has altered all lives in recent weeks. To prevent the spread of disease, schools across the nation have closed their doors until further notice, forcing students of all ages, as well as […]

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