Garretson wins the day to become mayor of Hillside in run-off election

HILLSIDE – Although Mayor Joe Menza was hoping to receive the support of voters in a run-off mayoral election yesterday against Councilwoman Angela Garretson, it failed to materialize. Garretson’s supporters converged on the polls, ushering her into the mayor’s seat by a margin of 380 votes. The special election was held after the general election […]

Audit shows financial problems in Hillside

HILLSIDE – The annual 2012 audit of Hillside’s finance department by an independent firm produced the usual laundry list of recommendations but it might take the state comptroller’s office stepping in before anything is done about it. Just days before the election, the township’s financial audit was published along with lengthy recommendations made by certified […]

Hillside Public Library still closed for renovations due to flooding; expects to reopen soon

HILLSIDE — Hillside Public Library remains closed after a flash flood on Aug. 23. The initial cleanup began August 29 and was completed on Sept. 4 by Insurance Restoration Specialists. However, the repairs needed to get the library open are extensive. This included removal of asbestos floor tiles that were exposed when the carpet was taken up. That portion […]

Remains of Cranford homicide victim found in Newark

UNION – A woman’s dismembered body found in Newark Sunday, Oct 27, was officially identified by police authorities as the slain body of homicide victim April Wyckoff, 43, from Cranford. “Human remains recovered in Newark on Sunday have been identified as belonging to the Cranford woman who was the victim of a homicide in Union Township […]

Murder suspect remains in custody as police search for body of Cranford victim

UNION – Suspect Matthew Ballister III remained in the county jail this morning on $2 million bail but has refused to tell police where he dumped the slain body of his Cranford girlfriend, April Wyckoff. According to police sources, more than 100 law enforcement officers along with the Hudson County K-9 Unit, U.S. Park Police […]

Haunted House coming to Hillside Community Center

HILLSIDE — Hillside has announced that Buie Community Center will host a Haunted House on Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for all Hillside children. The center is located at 274 Hillside Ave. Children are asked to come in costume. Questions can be directed to Barbara at the Hillside Recreation Department at 973-926-2219

Boys & Girls Clubs brings back Monte Carlo Night due to popular demand

UNION – On Friday, October 25, 2013, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Gran Centurions in Clark, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County will honor Mayor J. Christian Bollwage – City of Elizabeth, Timothy Williams – Elizabethtown Gas, and Altria Group. Presentation of these prestigious awards will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. prior […]

Cranford, Hillside and Clark police cooperate during investigation integral to bank robbery arrest

UNION COUNTY — A Newark man and his girlfriend have been arrested and charged in federal court in connection with an armed robbery of Garden State Community Bank located at 310 North Avenue East in Cranford last month. At 1:42 p.m. on August 10, Cranford Police responded to an activated alarm and discovered that the […]