Clark Board of Education cuts freshman athletic teams

CLARK, NJ — Clark’s school budget will not fund freshman baseball, basketball and football for the 2017-2018 school year, a decision made at the July 26 BOE meeting. Clark Board of Education member Robert Smorol discussed the difficulties the school has encountered with a lack of state funding and assured those present that the board had […]

Union resident sails toward a Guinness record

To celebrate his 102nd birthday, Kenny Meyer took one big jump to bring the record back to the USA.

Union resident sails toward a Guinness record

UNION, NJ — Kenny Meyer of Union chose to celebrate his 102nd birthday by jumping out of an airplane and in doing so entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest skydiver ever, a record previously held by a 101-year-old British woman. “I was proud for my country,” Meyer of Union told LocalSource in […]

Union BOE, Children First Coalition clash

UNION, NJ — With the Union Board of Education elections drawing near, opposing factions are already butting heads and tensions were high after Children First Coalition members Steven Le and Ray Perkins appeared at the July 18 meeting of the Union BOE. Le is a former BOE member and Perkins is a former BOE president. Parents […]

Roselle Park disbands its First Aid Squad

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — The borough of Roselle Park has dissolved its volunteer first aid squad, effective Aug. 1. After three closed sessions at the July 20 council meeting, members voted 4-2 in favor of terminating the borough’s contract with the Roselle Park First Aid Squad. To replace the RPFAS, council members passed a resolution to […]

Construction at Union post office causing myriad of issues

Construction at Union post office causing myriad of issues

UNION, NJ — The main branch of the U.S. Post Office on W. Chestnut Street in Union, one of three in the township, is the talk of the town these days as the closure of its large parking lot for construction since early July has left residents feeling frustrated. The more than 65,000 square-foot lot, which […]

Linden garbage fee is to be repealed by the City Council

LINDEN, NJ — Linden has put forth an ordinance to repeal its garbage fee which, if passed, will go into effect in January 2018. Ordinance No. 61-50 seeks to repeal Ordinance No. 57-25, the “Garbage Collection Annual Surcharge,” which was implemented in 2013. The new ordinance was introduced at the July 18 meeting of the Linden […]

Police lieutenant saves students from pit bull attack

Police lieutenant saves students from pit bull attack

HILLSIDE, NJ — One of Hillside’s finest is being lauded as a hero. Hillside Police Lt. Matt Cove was recognized at the July 20 Hillside Board of Education meeting by Superintendent of Schools Antoine Gayles and BOE members for coming to the rescue of several middle school students during a pit bull attack that occurred May […]

CAU member showcases art at Elizabeth headquarters

CAU member showcases art at Elizabeth headquarters

ELIZABETH, NJ — An Elizabeth man is making a name for himself in the art world, and now his work has been selected by Community Access Unlimited to grace the walls of its new facility on West Grand Street. CAU is an Elizabeth-based organization that provides support services for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental […]