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 […]


 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 […]