Founder of Community FoodBank honored by Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ — On Aug. 28 in Hillside, a ceremony was held in honor of Kathleen DiChiara, the founder of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. This event was held to celebrate DiChiara’s retirement as president and CEO of the Community FoodBank, which she has led for more than 30 years. Hillside’s Department of Public […]

Judge sentences gang member from Hillside to 18 years for homicide at barbecue

NEWARK — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced that the Honorable Ronald D. Wigler, the Criminal Presiding Judge in Essex County, sentenced Richard Whatley, 21, of Hillside to 18 years in New Jersey State Prison for fatally shooting Teshon Clegg, a 32-year-old father of three. Clegg was fatally shot on May 27, 2013 at a Memorial […]

Hillside teacher awarded grant for gardening program

HILLSIDE, NJ — Sharon Greenblatt, a kindergarten teacher at A.P. Morris Early Childhood Center in Hillside, has been awarded a classroom grant by the Association of American Educators Foundation to purchase supplies for her gardening program. “While many areas of the world and members within our own community struggle to put food on their tables […]

Tax preparer from Hillside charged with filing false tax returns

NEWARK — A Union County, tax preparer with an office in Essex County, was arrested Monday on charges of aiding and abetting in the filing of two dozen false tax returns, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Darlene Covington, 31, of Hillside, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 10, and charged with 24 counts of aiding and […]

Essex County jury convicts Hillside man of passion provocation manslaughter

NEWARK — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray has announced that an Essex County jury has convicted Richard Whatley, 21, of Hillside of passion provocation manslaughter for fatally shooting Teshon Clegg, 32, of Newark during a family barbecue on Memorial Day in 2013. Assistant Prosecutor Jamel Semper, who tried the case, said on May 27, 2013, Whatley and […]

Essex County man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for Hillside carjacking

NEWARK —An Essex County man was sentenced today to 121 months in prison for a carjacking that occurred in December 2012 in Union County, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Larry Brown, 24, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William Martini to an information charging him with one count of theft of a motor vehicle by force, […]

Hillside welcomes public to open house of library

Closed since August of 2013 due to flooding, township is ready to show off renovations

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Public Library celebrates the open house of the renovated library on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. The library, which closed its doors on Aug. 28, 2013, after withstanding decades of problems, is now structurally ready to re-open. The closure was the result of major flash flood water damage to the […]

Roselle’s Holley sworn in as newest member of General Assembly

TRENTON – Former Roselle mayor Jamel Holley received the oath of office from Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Monday to become a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. “Jamel has proven his dedication to residents of New Jersey by tirelessly standing up for families in his hometown of Roselle,” said Prieto. “He brings with […]

Hillside blood bank to hold blood drive on March 12

HILLSIDE — The Hillside Community Blood Bank sponsored by the Hillside Board of Health and Hillside Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Community Blood Services will be holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, March 12 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hillside Community Center Parking Lot on Hillside Avenue opposite the Hillside Municipal Building. There is […]