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 […]

NJAW’s temporary scheduled treatment change to end in this area

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On April 19, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan–Millstone and Canal Road water treatment plants. These plants serve NJAW customers in Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. In mid-January, as part of an annual routine maintenance program for its water […]

Union County Board of Commissioners awards 60 HEART grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that 60 artists, historians and local nonprofit organizations will receive funding through the 2021 Union County HEART — History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands — grant program. The HEART grant program was created by the Board of Commissioners in 1998, in recognition of […]

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — 2020 was packed to the brim with goings-on, from COVID-19 to the census, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the presidential election. While COVID-19 and unrest dominated headlines, there were many infrastructure advancements in Union County. The following is a short recap of some of those improvements; this is by […]

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Nov. 18, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $161.25 million in municipal aid grants, with 543 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, demonstrating the state Department of Transportation’s commitment to communities. The competitive municipal aid grant program attracted 635 applications from 549 […]

Union County teachers recognized in awards program

Union County teachers recognized in awards program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Though parents are their children’s first educators, schoolteachers step in, guiding children from early childhood straight into early adulthood. A little gratitude and recognition can go a long way toward showing appreciation for their dedication and skill. Mathspace has found a way to honor hardworking teachers. According to a media release, […]

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