Residents grill Mountainside council over police case

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Several residents have told the mayor and Borough Council they are concerned that a recent lawsuit filed against the borough by five male police officers and a female clerical employee could raise taxes and decrease property values. At the June 19 council meeting, a $200,000 emergency appropriation was approved to help pay […]

Prosecutor’s Office probing allegations in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment and assault contained in a lawsuit brought by five male police officers and a female clerical employee, Mayor Paul Mirabelli said. Although the prosecutor’s office has refused to confirm or deny any probe, Mirabelli said at the borough’s […]

Mountainside police chief, two others placed on leave

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Police Chief Alan Attanasio and two senior officers have been placed on paid leave, borough officials confirmed, following a lawsuit brought by five male police officers and a female part-time clerical employee claiming sexual harassment. The lawsuit says the harassment dates back nearly 20 years within the department and accuses borough officials […]

GL baseball standout Reid on quite a home run streak; Has slugged round-trippers in each of team’s last 7 games

Will attempt to go yard again when the Highlanders host Watchung Division rival Westfield May 8

Can Stephen Reid do it one more time? The Governor Livingston junior designated hitter has hit home runs in seven consecutive games for the Highlanders, helping GL win all of those contests. Reid has slugged a team-high 10 round-trippers and has homered in nine of his last 10 games. GL’s next game is Tuesday, May […]

Mountainside resident brings awareness, advocates for the victims of little-known, crippling disease

Mountainside resident brings awareness, advocates for the victims of little-known, crippling disease

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The efforts of one Mountainside man have made significant strides in improving local awareness and research funding for a rare disease. Approximately one in 2 million people are diagnosed with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP, which turns muscles and soft tissues into bone. To raise funds, Whyte has founded an annual comedy show, […]

Mountainside votes to expand heavily wooded Barnes Tract despite opposition

Mountainside votes to expand heavily  wooded Barnes Tract despite opposition

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The Mountainside Borough Council on Sept. 19 held a preliminary vote to expand a five-acre wooded site along Mountain Avenue — known as the Barnes Tract — at the end of Knightsbridge Road, for a 32-unit apartment complex. The expansion would ostensibly lessen the traffic impact of the new building, however some residents […]

Girl Scout of Mountainside completes gold project

Girl Scout of Mountainside completes gold project

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Katie Zimmerman, 17, from Mountainside, created a reading program for fifth-grade students at George Washington School in Hillside as her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. A member of Mountainside Ambassador Troop 40851, she is currently in her junior year at Governor Livingston High School. “When I was on vacation in Maine, I saw […]