Boy Scout is recognized with proclamation for attaining Eagle Scout rank

Boy Scout is recognized with proclamation for attaining Eagle Scout rank

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — During the Mountainside Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 15, Jack Sandholm of Mountainside Boy Scout Troop 177 was presented with a proclamation recognizing his attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting. Councilman Steven Matejek read the proclamation presented to Sandholm during the meeting. “Whereas Scouting is a […]

Eagle Scout given proclamation during Mountainside Council meeting

Eagle Scout given proclamation during Mountainside Council meeting

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — During the Mountainside Borough Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 21, council members presented Eagle Scout Christian Gonzalez with a proclamation. Gonzalez achieved the highest rank in Scouting, as the 18th Eagle Scout of Mountainside’s Boy Scout Troop 177. Mountainside Mayor Paul N. Mirabelli praised Gonzalez for his accomplishment and extolled Eagle Scouts, […]

Mountainside tree-lighting celebration illuminates ice skating

Mountainside tree-lighting celebration illuminates ice skating

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Friends and families, along with Santa Claus and caroling Girl Scouts, came out for the Mountainside Recreation Department’s 35th annual Christmas tree–lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Borough Hall, followed by a festive evening of ice skating at nearby Westfield Rink in Gumbert Park. “Today, we had our annual tree-lighting, in […]

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced $161.25 million in fiscal year 2022 municipal aid grants, with 541 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, according to an Oct. 26 press release. The competitive municipal aid […]

Union County announces 2021 children’s recreation grant awards for municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that grants have been awarded to 20 municipalities for improvements to recreation resources for children, through the Kids Recreation Trust Fund. In addition, 19 municipalities were awarded matching grants for planting new trees through the Greening Union County program. Both grant programs are […]

Union County commissioners remember Sept. 11 at anniversary ceremony

Union County commissioners remember Sept. 11 at anniversary ceremony

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — To commemorate that fateful day 20 years earlier when terrorists hijacked four airliners, resulting in the collapse of the World Trade Center’s twin towers, damage to the Pentagon and the deaths of almost 3,000 innocent civilians, on Saturday, Sept. 11, the Union County Board of County Commissioners hosted a Union County 9/11 […]

Mountainside Police Department adds new police officer to roster

Mountainside Police Department adds new police officer to roster

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Borough Council added to Mountainside’s growing roster of law enforcement as police Officer Brendan Carlos was appointed to his new position at the meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 17. Originally from Berkeley Heights, Carlos graduated from Governor Livingston High School and Union County College, and has been a Union County sheriff’s officer for […]

Old newspaper sparks lineage search by family with long history in Mountainside

Old newspaper sparks lineage search by family with long history in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — When Florida resident Robert Robbins began clearing out his attic, he found among boxes his uncle had recently given him the first issue of the Mountainside Echo, dated Dec. 11, 1958, and printed by Worrall Community Newspapers Inc., Union County LocalSource’s publisher, as well as old family photos of his great-grandfather, Louis […]

As Imagine’s founder steps down, search is on for new executive director

As Imagine’s founder steps down, search is on for new executive director

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Imagine, A Center for Coping With Loss, with locations in Mountainside and Newark, is undergoing serious changes, as its founder, Mary Robinson, is stepping away from her role as executive director, to be replaced by interim Executive Director Richard Szeto. Robinson, who founded the organization in October 2011 to help children struggling […]

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