WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

Harvest Festival celebrates early American life

Harvest Festival celebrates early American life

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The 35th annual Harvest Festival was held Sunday, Sept. 25 at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. The event featured music, crafts, games, demonstrations and displays celebrating Early American life. This popular event attracts more than 3,500 people each year. Demonstrators and vendors of hand-crafted goods receive exposure and have the opportunity […]

Mountainside council considers a tax reval

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — A discussion as to whether or not to conduct a tax revaluation as a result of recent towns being mandated to perform revaluations by the New Jersey Division of Taxation was held at the town council meeting in Mountainside on Tuesday, Aug. 2. A presentation was given by Tax Assessor Mike Frangella on […]

A wild time at Trailside anniversary celebration

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — On April 22, Earth Day commemorated the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. Wild Earth Fest, on April 24, celebrated Earth Day as well as the anniversary of Trailside Nature and Science Center, in Mountainside. This year marked 75 years for the first nature center in New Jersey. It was a beautiful […]

Mountainside residents against development

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The vast parcel of land at 1490 and 1496 Route 22 in Mountainside has quite the storied past. On the property sits the former residence of Genovese crime family member Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo, who ran the family’s loansharking operations during the ’60s. The huge house sits, crumbling and deteriorating, on land that has […]

Participants sought for Mountainside Spring Cleaning Swap Meet

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Mountainside Restoration Committee, Inc. is seeking participants to secure space for Swapping or Selling their unwanted Spring Cleaning clean-out items or any other items which might interest the crowd. These items might include crafts, merchandise, jewelry, baked goods, clothing, music, collectibles, household items, videos, toys, etc. This will be the first Mountainside Founders’ Festival […]

Trailside hosts presentation exploring the space station

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — It may be dark in outer space, but thanks to NASA Solar System Ambassador Paul Cirillo, patrons at the Trailside Nature and Science Center attended an enlightening presentation describing the experience of living and working in the International Space Station. The presentation took place Saturday, March 26, at Trailside Nature and Science Center […]

Mountainside man found guilty of eluding police, possession of weapon

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts against a Mountainside man who led police on a vehicle pursuit that ended with an accident approximately four years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday, March 11. Antonio Santos, 37, was convicted on charges of second-degree eluding police and fourth-degree […]

Hetfield House to host Colonial Dinner, Feb. 26

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — An authentic 18th-century five-course Colonial dinner will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, at Mountainside’s historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House. This is a fundraiser for the Mountainside Restoration Committee, with a portion of the proceeds going to the restoration and maintenance of the historic Hetfield and Levi Cory houses. […]