Alliance taking steps to get back to its roots

UNION COUNTY – Two years ago the non-profit Union County Alliance was receiving $322,125 a year from the county and doing little more than producing a 20-page newspaper twice a year that was heavily slanted towards the Democratic party and freeholder accomplishments. Has anything changed since then? Although the UCA seemed to flounder in 2012, with […]

Roselle Park residents still question lack of zoning enforcement

ROSELLE PARK — Residents living in the West Clay Avenue area are fed up with town officials having allowed a fitness business to continue to operate since November despite receiving multiple summonses for being in violation of zoning laws since November. When LocalSource last reported on this situation in early April, residents were waiting for […]

Landing zone

ROSELLE PARK— At the Roselle Park Summer Camp, young residents were treated with a visit from State Troopers who arrived in style by landing a helicopter on the field in town. Campers were able to learn about State Troopers and tour the helicopter.

County considers leasing golf courses

UNION COUNTY – Last week the Union County Improvement Authority explained why they are actively studying the purchase of the county’s two golf courses and how it will benefit taxpayers in the long run. Although the county currently owns both Galloping Hill in Union and Ash Brook in Scotch Plains, officials are certain there is a […]

Developer explains plan for Gypsum site

  CLARK — Clark Commons is on its way to becoming reality. Last week Krame Development went before the township Planning Board to explain how the proposed town center retail development at the old US Gypsum property on Raritan Road will change the landscape of the 28-acre vacant property bordering Cranford. For decades the Gypsum […]

Layoffs averted after federal grant

LINDEN — Three months ago the city’s financial picture looked very bleak, but ironically things have turned around in the last few weeks thanks to millions in federal and state grants. Especially for the fire department. In early May, city coffers were so strained the town council was seriously considering layoffs of police and firefighters […]

Despite ELEC complaints, Fernandez campaigns on

SPRINGFIELD — Jerry Fernandez may be taking another shot at getting his governing body seat back, but there is a New Jersey Election Law Commission complaint hanging over his head from his failed attempt at a seat in 2008 that includes 13 counts for not handling campaign contributions or expenditures correctly. According to the ELEC […]

Freeholders urge legalizing same sex marriage

UNION COUNTY – The legal recognition of marriage between same sex couples has been a topic of heated debate for years in the United States and New Jersey. Last week, the Union County Freeholder Board took a strong stance on the issue and they could be the first county governing body to do so in the […]

Cranford ends efforts to investigate new form of government

CRANFORD — All efforts to change the township’s form of government are over, but the matter may come up again as it has in the past. The issue of whether Cranford’s form of government is working for the township or not fell off the radar at a recent Township Committee meeting when commissioners voted 3-to-2 […]

Grant helps county take a good look at sustainability

UNION COUNTY — Do you know where your town will be in 2032? Most towns in New Jersey are so busy focusing on the day-to-day needs of their municipalities there is little or no time left to plan for the distant future. But what about the next generation? Who will decide whether there is a […]