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. […]

Union County board of education results

* – Indicates election winners All information according to the Union County clerk’s office   BERKELEY HEIGHTS, VOTE FOR TWO Robert Cianciulli – 867 (27.51%) *Christine Reilly – 1,376 (43.65%) *Doug Reinstein – 899 (28.52%) Write-in – 54 (.18%)   CLARK, VOTE FOR THREE *Scott Bohm – 991 (25.12%) *Robert Smorol, Jr. – 983 (24.92%) […]

Mountainside resident admits smuggling $65 million in sensitive electronic components to Russia’s ministry of defense, federal security service

  NEWARK — A Mountainside man today admitted his role in an international procurement network that obtained and smuggled more than $65 million worth of electronics from the United States to Russia in violation of export control laws, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Alexander Brazhnikov Jr., 36, a naturalized United States citizen born in Moscow, pleaded guilty […]

Mountainside has announced Memorial Day ceremony and parade scheduled for May 25

MOUNTAINSIDE — On Monday, May 25, Mountainside will sponsor a Memorial Day Ceremony followed by a parade honoring those who have died in our nation’s service. The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Veterans flagpole monument on Constitution Plaza located between the Fire House & Library. Upon conclusion of the ceremony, Veterans, Scouts, Rescue Squad, […]