Hillside Council votes no confidence 5-2 in CFO

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Township Council of Hillside passed a resolution on June 23 that declared it has “no confidence” in Glynn Jones, the town’s chief financial officer, claiming that he displayed a severe dereliction of duty in the performance of responsibilities mandated for the proper and accurate preparation and maintenance of records relating to […]

New walkway in Hillside park unveiled at ribbon-cutting ceremony

New walkway in Hillside park unveiled at ribbon-cutting ceremony

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Union County freeholder board came together with Hillside municipal and Board of Education officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil a new 1.1-mile walking path at Conant Park on Thursday, June 25. Conant Park, located in Hillside, is part of the Union County park system. According to Union County Department of […]

Hillside police chief suspended

Hillside police chief suspended

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Police Chief Vincent Ricciardi Jr. was suspended from the force earlier this month for reasons that have not been announced to the public. The suspension has been confirmed by the Hillside administration. “As of June 1, Hillside Police Chief Vincent Ricciardi has been on indefinite suspension,” the Hillside administration said in […]

County Infrastructure Grant Program awards $1.5M to towns

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Freeholders Infrastructure Grant program will fund various projects throughout the county, including parks, sewage drainage, road resurfacing and signage. In all, the Freeholders made awards to 21 municipalities as part of the sixth annual Union County Infrastructure Grant program, funding projects aimed at spurring economic development growth, and […]

Mayors stress importance of the census

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The 2020 census, a once-a-decade system of counting every person living in the United States, is still underway. The U.S. Census Bureau and local officials are urging all residents to complete the census questionnaire. This is the first census with the option of replying online. According to its website, the Census […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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